Want to help select judges when vacancies occur in Monroe County? There's a vacancy on the
Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. Applicants for this non-salaried
position must be Monroe County residents and registered voters. If you're interested, request an application
from Attorney John Moore, 294-1078. Deadline to apply is Aug. 29.
A $15,000 Fellowship is awaiting a Florida Keys visual or media artist according to the Monroe Council of the Arts.
Each year the South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC), comprising Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Monroe Counties, offers $15,000 awards to visual and media artists. In past years, Monroe County artists had to compete with artists from other counties. Thanks to the generosity of a private donor, however, a fund has been established to guarantee an artist from the Keys will receive one of the fellowships.
The Monroe Council of the Arts, in cooperation with the SFCC, is offering a free workshop
detailing how to apply for this fellowship. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-Noon, at the Library,
700 Fleming St. Reservations requested by not required: 294-4406. Deadline to apply: Oct. 1.
Last Friday, we ran a news brief about City officials threatening to get tough on those who abandon vehicles, boats, trailers, etc., on municipal right-of-way or on City property. And we listed a number to call 292-8117 to report abandoned vehicles. But we received several calls Friday that nobody answered at that number.
If you tried to call on Friday, as we did, the reason you didn't get an answer was that Friday was a holiday for City employees. What holdiay, you might ask? The City has two "floating" holidays on which the City government is shut down for no apparent reason. Last Friday was one of those days.
But, usually, during normal business hours, 292-8117 rings in the City Manager's office. If you call to report an abandoned vehicle, be ready to give the location, a general description and, if possible, a tag number. If the owners of these vehicles can be identified, they will be prosecuted for felony dumping, officials say.