Mile Markers

Friday, March 6, 2015
FWC officer honored

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Chris Mattson, who works in the Upper Keys, has been named the FWC boating officer of the year.

Mattson joined the FWC in 2002 and currently serves as the agency Intoxilyzer inspector for the region and as a boating under the influence training officer.

He has also taught at the Florida Keys Community College, instructed National Park Service staff as well as trained to local sheriff's office and police marine units.

In 2014, he was nominated again as the region's MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Officer of the Year.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Remove hazardous waste

The city's monthly free hazardous waste and e-waste drop off is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Indigenous Park, at the corner of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard.

Waste Management workers will accept items such as old paint, stains, pesticides, roofing compounds, up to five gallons of waste oil, adhesives and caulks, corrosives, resins, cleaning products and old electronics.

No gasoline is accepted.

The free disposal day is offered monthly on the first Saturday of every month.

Friday, March 6, 2015
'Easter on the Farm'

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will host its annual "Easter on the Animal Farm" celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22.

Admission is free. The Easter bunny will attend and be available for photos. A giant Easter egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Hunters are asked to bring their own baskets. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts and visits with all the animals at the farm, located at 5501 College Road. For details, call 305-293-7300.

The farm is open from 1 to 3 p.m. this Sunday.