A strange phenomenon happens when you’re traveling on both the 18-Mile Stretch or Card Sound Road — the two roads leading in and out of the Keys. No matter how fast you drive, you typically arrive at the end of the road at just about the same time as the other drivers with whom you began your journey.
In the spirit of kindness, Keys To Peace wants to thank everyone. On April 9, the community came together to enjoy a beautiful, spring day at our Kindness Festival and GIVEAWAY, held at the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, in Islamorada. The goal of this festival is to promote kindness and compassion throughout Islamorada and Key Largo. The event was a great success and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did.
I went on line to look at the (very) large pieces of art proposed to be donated to the village as per a podium plea at last week's Village Council meeting for an immediate vote. Thank you for slowing down the process and not voting on it at the meeting.
This week 200 native trees made their way to Florida Keys Electric Cooperative members through the co-op’s energy-saving tree program – an offer brought to residents in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
On Monday, Florida needed one more senator to vote NO to stop HB 7069, a massive education budget-conforming “train,” which requires low performing public schools (a.k.a those serving mostly low socioeconomic students) to close or be privatized and become part of a state selected, corporate charter network, beginning July 1. HB7069 removes the requirement that such charters be nonprofit; it removes the requirement that they comply with local zoning ordinances; it removes a district's ability to negotiate beyond a standard charter contract; and it requires districts to find unused space in district owned buildings where the charter networks can set up shop.
It’s now apparent, unreservedly, that our southern environmental ecosystem region, which includes the Gulf of Mexico and coasts, Atlantic seaboard, South Florida economic region and the Everglades, and the out islands of the Florida Keys are under dire threat from one who should be protecting, not putting at greater risk, this vast system of world-dependent resources.
The Monroe County School Board has voted unanimously to purchase a piece of land on Stock Island for $3.25 million to locate its new transportation center. There was no discussion as to why this piece of land as opposed to any other is so important as to pay above the appraised value.