If you missed yesterday’s article in Solares Hill in The Citizen regarding volunteering in Dianna Sutton’s Philantropy Corner, there’s a link below to the article in pdf format. You can click here to go to the volunteer page on the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Website. Volunteering in The Keys
Archive for September, 2010
Key West, our little 2×4 mile island, would be an excellent place for early adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs). As the article states there are billions of Federal dollars to be spent to assist the introduction of these vehicles. In addition to incorporation into the City’s 5 and 10 year strategic plan, it will require cooperation between the City of Key West and Keys Energy as well as code revisions and HARC guideline revisions to allow for the charging stations in Old Town. A lot of work, but Key West could become a model city for the use of EVs and receive $1,000′s of Federal dollars to make it happen. To read the full story from Sustainable Industries, click here.
In Key West, we live in a magical place of old wood-frame homes, picket fences, front porches, and neighborly neighbors—a seemingly bygone era still alive and well in the 21st century. As the world tracks forward at a rapid pace, we seem to be doing just fine here in Key West moving to our own natural rhythm. We Key Westers—old timers and new comers alike—take the time to smell the mangoes, appreciate the summer sky, and keep things at a human pace. Architecture and the physical environment play a significant role not only in the way that we appear to the outside world, but also in the way we conduct every facet of our lives. Any thoughtful Key West homeowner will tell you that the aesthetics of our surroundings undeniably affects the way in which we perceive our world as well as the way in which we navigate through it. This may very well explain the whimsical, light-hearted nature of our residents and the great desire of many to own their own place here. Our Historical Architectural Review Board (HARC) is responsible for preserving our architectural heritage and can be credited with maintaining Key West’s unique character. Key West attracts those of us who appreciate the full meaning of that uniqueness in terms of quality of life and it is reflected in our city’s philosophy that we are “One Human Family.” What has attracted you to Key West?