Mile Markers

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Keys Children's group to discuss childcare

The Florida Keys Children’s Group will meet Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, to discuss childcare availability and affordability for Monroe County families.

The group, which serves under the Monroe County Community Alliance, meets quarterly to facilitate communication and integration of services for area children and families. 

This meeting is open to professionals working in child-related fields. 

For information, call Leah Stockton, community liaison at Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, at 305-293-8424.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
'Jump Up' social event set for Sept. 12

The next "Jump Up" social event held by the Southernmost Coconut Castaways, the official friend club of Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band, is set for Sept. 12 and benefits the One Blood blood drive and the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St., Key West.

The One Blood/Big Red Bus will be on hand for the "Blood Bash," and donors will receive a One Blood Tervis Tumbler. Donations also will be accepted for the Florida Keys SPCA, as representatives will be on hand.

On Aug. 29, the Southernmost Coconut Castaways, , recently held a "Jump Up" social and food drive for The Food Pantry of The United Methodist Church of Big Pine Key. Can goods, checks, and cash were collected at the pool party and potluck dinner at the home of members.

For club information, visit

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Hazardous waste slated for Saturday drop-off

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.