Thursday, September 20, 2012
Mile Markers


Early voting starts Oct. 27

Early voting will begin 10 days before the Nov. 6 general election, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting on Oct. 27.

It will run through Nov. 3. Vote at one of the three Supervisor of Elections Offices or one of two library branches.

The elections offices are at: 530 Whitehead St., Suite 101, Key West; 490 63rd St., Ocean, Suite 130, Marathon; and 102050 Overseas Highway, Suite 137, Key Largo. Big Pine Key library in the Winn-Dixie plaza, 213 Key Deer Blvd., and the Islamorada library at Mile Marker 81.7 will be open for early voting as well. For more information, call the elections office at 305-292-3416.


Musicians, writers featured

The second annual Key West Musicians Festival will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Smokin' Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St.

The event benefits the Sister Season Fund, which helps locals in the hospitality industry when they are temporarily unable to work due to illness or injury. More than 20 local musicians will take the stage, and local writers Michael Haskins, Mandy Miles and David Sloan will sign copies of their latest books.

A portion of the authors' sales will go to Sister Season.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Raffles, door prizes, T-shirts and more offered. For more information, call 305-896-5664.


City collects hazardous waste

Have a storage shed full of old paint or pesticides? Wondering what to do with old solvents or stains?

There are many hazardous materials that are difficult to dispose of, so the city of Key West and Waste Management will be conducting a "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Indigenous Park, at White Street and Atlantic Boulevard.

Items that will be accepted are: paint, stains, preservatives, pesticides, fertilizers, roofing compounds, waste oil (5 gallons maximum), resins and solvents, adhesives and caulks, corrosives and acids, cleaning products and automotive fluids.

No gasoline will be accepted.