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Feb. 5, 2004 - Historic structure survery in Key West

Geoffrey Henry, center, and Carey Miller, URS Corporation, review their findings with Diane Silvia, left, Historic Preservation Planner, as they conduct an historic structure survey update, recently funded through a grant from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.
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Feb. 3, 2004 - New home for KW chickens

Last Monday David Fallon, left, from parks and recreations, and Assistant City Manager John Jones met with Danny Martinez and Carlos Gastell at the Gastell Farm outside Miami Lakes. The 400 acre farm is fenced on all sides and is being considered as the new home to some of Key West’s chickens. The farm already has cows, goats and ducks that roam the acreage freely. Martinez and Gastell will come to Key West to pickup the chickens in a horse trailer they are revamping for the move.
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Jan. 30, 2004 - Employee honored

Marta Cabaleiro, center, coordinator for building and zoning, was recently honored by Building Director Charles Stephenson and Human Resource Director Sandy Gilbert for 20 years of service to the City of Key West.
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Jan. 30. 2004 - Five-year strategic plan survey ready to be sent out

Key West City’s strategic planning consultant Charles Bens will make a presentation Tuesday to the Key West City Commission regarding the survey he has developed to help the city prepare its five-year strategic plan. The final survey forms will be in the city commissioner’s agenda packet and are expected to be mailed out following the meeting. Bens, who met with citizens and business leaders in November to assist him in developing the survey, has 50 volunteers to aid with the survey; 20 of the volunteers are past or present Key West City Ambassadors Academy participants. For more information, or to volunteer, residents may contact Paul Clayton at paulclayton@earthlink.net.
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Jan. 26, 2004 - White House honors Key West

First Lady Laura Bush, right, recently presented Key West Mayor Jimmy Weekley and Historic Preservation Planner Diane Silvia with her “Preserve America” award at the White House. Key West was one of eight cities nationwide that were honored and the only city in Florida.
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Jan. 23, 2004 - Homeowner honored with Clean Key West Award

Key West City Commissioner Merili McCoy, right, recently presented Carla Piacibello with the Mayor’s Clean Key West Award in the residential category for beautification of her home on Patricia Street.
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Jan. 23, 2004 - Key West proclaims Jose Marti week

Mayor Jimmy Weekley and the Key West Chamber of Commerce recently proclaimed the week of Jan. 25 to Jan. 31 as Jose Marti Week in the City of Key West. Teresita Menendez, right, accepted the proclamation from Key West City Commissioner Merili McCoy.
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Jan. 23, 2003 - Mel Fisher museum honored

Key West Mayor Jimmy Weekley and the Key West City Commission recently proclaimed the week of Jan. 19 to Jan. 25 as Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Achievement Week in the City of Key West. Executive Director Madeleine Burnside accepted the proclamation from Key West City Commissioner Merili McCoy.
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JAN. 23, 2004 - Symphony week declared by city.

Mayor Jimmy Weekley and the Key West City Commission recently proclaimed the week of Jan. 19 to Jan. 25 as Key West Symphony Week in the City of Key West. Weekley sited the symphony’s sixth season and its enriched cultural experience it has brought to the city for a couple of reason for the honor. Key West City Commissioner Merili McCoy, second from right, presented the proclamation to Frank Wood, left, Teresita Menendez, Sabrina Alfonso and Frank Romano.
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Jan. 23, 2004 - Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus of Key West

Key West City Commissioner Harry Bethel, center, recently presented retired Key West Police Sergeant Adam Bittinger and his wife Janet with the city commission’s resolution recognizing the couple as the “Official Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus of Key West.” Bittinger and his wife have portrayed Mr. and Mrs. Claus around Key West for years and the city had the approval from Santa Claus to bestow the honors on the Bittingers.
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