New lights save city money
Key West officials say new LED lighting in the city's Caroline Street parking garage has saved about $6,000, or 43,000 kilowatts, over the past six months.
City spokeswoman Alyson Crean said standard fixtures in some areas were replaced with the new lighting, as part of a joint program between the Key West Department of Transportation and Keys Energy Services.
"Key West's Pedestrian Action Committee members, serving as a lighting task force, assisted the city and Keys Energy in evaluating the vendors and bids for the project," Crean said, adding that a second phase of installations will begin in the next fiscal year.
Women's screenings free
Free women's health screenings will be offered 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 2 at the Florida Keys Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) office in the Gulfside Village Shopping Center, Suite 36 at 5800 Overseas Highway.
The exams, funded through a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, are in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They will continue to be offered weekly for several months, according to AHEC.
Call licensed practical nurse Lori Dombroski at 305-743-7111, ext. 206, to make an appointment.