The city of Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is planning a beginning fishing program for ages 5-15 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6 at Oceanfront Park behind City Hall on 98th Street.
Bait, poles and skilled volunteers will be available to offer a variety of activities to introduce youngsters to fishing. The event is free and advanced registration is not needed.
Parental supervision is needed for anyone younger than age 10. The event is sponsored by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Fish Florida and the Marathon Chapter of OFF.
The statewide, monthlong "Click it or Ticket" campaign ends this week. Monroe County Sheriff's deputies -- and particularly traffic enforcement deputies -- have been out countywide keeping an eye out for people who are not wearing safety belts.
This is just a reminder: They are called "safety" belts for a reason, officials warn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms as a result of being injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2012. And safety belts in automobiles reduce serious crash-related injuries by about half.
Always wear your safety belt, even if you are only going a short distance in your car, law enforcement officials said.
If your looking for something to do in the outdoors once the turkey dinner is finished and the leftovers are put away, how about a stroll around the gardens?
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Bring your guests and family and walk through the 15-acre Garden before or after the holiday feast.
The Garden is a part of your very special natural heritage in Key West.
For information go to www.keywestbotanicalgarden.org