1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:20 and walked to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.46, thermometer 81, wind east by south 2, clouds 9. Tri…

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:20 and walked to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.50, thermometer 81, wind east by north 2, clouds 4 with…

Around the Keys

• Plant sale

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, will be offering native trees, shrubs, vegetables and vines for sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 17.Face masks are required and social distancing protocol will be followed. For information, call 305-296-1504 or visit http://www.keywest.garden.

• Earth Day raffle

The Key West Wildlife Center, Inc. is holding a raffle fundraiser featuring photographs donated by Bill Klipp, Mark Hedden and Alan Maltz. Tickets available at http://www. keywestwildlifecenter.org or at the center, 1801 White St., through noon on Thursday, April 22. Tickets are $10 each or $20 for three. Drawing will be held live on Facebook Live at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.

• Ship tours

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham, located in Truman Waterfront Park, is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...

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Monet Saunders was born and raised in Key West and works at the Marriott Beachside Resort on North Roosevelt Boulevard. When not working or spending time with family, Saunders said she enjoys ‘playing tourist’ on Duval Street, visiting small shops and the wide selection of unique restaurants…

Gerri Louise Gates met a few people in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in the late 1970s that led to her moving to Key West in 1978. Originally from Port Chester, New York, Gates said that when not working at Fausto’s on Fleming Street, she loves spending time at the beach. ‘Simply stated, I sp…

Melissa Skotarczak joined her boyfriend in Key West in 2017 and works with Wesley House Family Services on Truman Avenue. Originally from Albany, New York, Skotarczak said she enjoys spending time on the water, diving, pulling crab traps and frequenting local sandbars.

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:20 and walked to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.50, thermometer 81, wind east by north 2, clouds 4 with hazy. A nice shower fell at half past 11 a.m. and all this evening a nice breeze from northwest. We…

1835: Alden A.M. Jackson was conducting a school in the Monroe County Courthouse. The costs were from $2 to $4 per month according to the field of study.

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.57, thermometer 80, wind east southeast 3, clouds 2 with hazy. Tried the case of John H. Geiger vs. materials of the ship Francis of Portland. Drew up the …

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:15 and walked to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.59, thermometer 78, wind east southeast 3, clouds 4 with some hazy. Hatty is better. Charlotte has pains in her stomach and vomited, gave her Cham. Read Ho…

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and went to the market and to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.65, thermometer 79, wind east southeast 2, clouds 3. Hatty coughed badly till near midnight and vomited what supper she ate, very sour. Gave h…

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked to the Salt Ponds, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.66, thermometer 75, wind east northeast 2, clouds 4. The Home Squadron was off the harbor yesterday and the USS Fulton came in the other four ships stood o…

In Port

NO SHIPS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Roadwork

• U.S. 1, Old Seven-Mile Bridge

Bridge rehabilitation project is expected to be completed in February 2022.

• U.S. 1, various locations

Hurricane Irma bridge repairs, roadway, shoulder, shore, path and fencing projects throughout the Keys. Also, various landscape improvement projects.

• Channel 5 Bridge

A bridge rehabilitation project at the S.R. 5/Overseas Highway over Channel 5 Bridge has begun. Estimated project completion is August 2023.

• Information

For traffic information, consult 511 or 305-849-1847 or go to http://www.fl511.com. For questions, call FDOT at 786-510-3921 or email psummers@mrgmiami.com.

Previous Weeks in the Keys

Elicia Pintabona, far right, founder/president of Cornerstone Resource Alliance, the nonprofit organization that manages the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter, and shelter supervisor Moises Delgado, center background, distribute dental hygiene kits donated by Dr. Carter Weber of Southernmost …

Roughly 1,000 concert-goers attend Saturday night’s performance by 38 Special at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. The show, which had been postponed by a year for obvious reasons, featured the first national touring act since Kool and the Gang and the Village People packed the seaside venue.

Don Barnes, the 43-year member of 38 Special, leads the Southern rockers through an all-inclusive set of the band’s list of hit songs Saturday night at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. Up next is Nashville’s Old Dominion, a five-piece country band that has won numerous CMA awards. Due to limi…

Family and friends of Moses Pellegrino on Sunday are part of a flotilla of boats gathered to spread the ashes of the legendary angler who died unexpectedly last week. Vessels from Key Largo to Key West participated in the event.

Bob ‘The Mailman’ Killen, who has spent just shy of three decades wandering the island in his trademark pith helmet, delivering mail with a genuine smile and spring in his step, retires as of today, March 31, from the U.S. Postal Service. In addition to personalized postal service, Killen al…

Massive amounts of motorists clog the overseas highway on Friday near Islamorada. During high season, motorists are encouraged to budget extra time while entering or exiting the Florida Keys and to respect speed limits and passing zones.