Reward offered for dog killer
First State Bank of the Florida Keys is working with the local Crime Stoppers organization to offer a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of the person or people responsible for the drowned dog recently found on Big Coppitt Key.
Witnesses can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously with any tips at 1-800-346-TIPS and www.tipsubmit.com.
"We encourage anyone who has clues or tips that can help solve this dreadful crime to come forward and utilize our local Crime Stoppers organization to bring the criminals responsible for this heinous act to justice," said Diane Gibson, a First State Bank vice president.
Crime Stoppers of the Keys is a community-based program designed to help law enforcement solve crimes by rewarding anonymous tipsters who supply criminal information that leads to arrests.
Enviro film festival comes to the Tropic
Reef Relief and Tropic Cinema will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Tropic, 416 Eaton St. The festival theme is the "Climate of Change" and features six short environmental films and documentaries.
"Ice" is an environmental thriller; "Gloop" is a "dark fairy tale" that explores the price we pay for the convenience of plastic. "One Plastic Beach" highlights a couple who have been removing plastic from a California beach for more than a decade. "Second Nature" explores biomimicry, the science of emulating nature's best ideas to solve human problems. "Rising Tides" explores the effects of climate change on island populations, and "Miss South Pacific" is a documentary about a beauty pageant in which the contestants are passionate, not about world peace, but about climate change.
A reception will begin at 7 p.m. Movies start at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10. A new-member special is being offered for $15 and include one film festival ticket and a one-year membership to Reef Relief. Regular tickets are available at www.tropiccinema.com or 877-761-FILM. New-member tickets are available at Reef Relief, 631 Greene St., or by calling 305-294-3100.