Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mile Markers


Pink means power this month

The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys is urging local businesses and individuals to join the Pink is Power breast cancer awareness campaign. The campaign runs through the month of October, which has been named National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Participating Pink is Power businesses are asked to commit to a minimum donation of $50 and agree to distribute breast cancer information throughout the month. Choose one day or utilize the entire month to support the cause. At the end of October, all donations, in the form of checks made payable to the Cancer Foundation, will be collected and presented to the foundation with a list of participating businesses. All funds raised by the Cancer Foundation are used to assist cancer patients in the Florida Keys community. www.keyscancer.org

For more information, call 305-745-9979, e-mail: care@angelicmoon7.com or visit keyscancer.org.


Good samaritans find lost dog

A boating accident occurred Saturday afternoon at Tom's Harbor Cut, near Mile Marker 60, when a small vessel hit a bridge piling. A woman and a dog were thrown from the boat, according to information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was pulled from the water quickly, but the dog remained missing initially. Lieutenant L. Riesz of FWC responded and was taken to the scene by Alberto Saez and Demetri Darville, two employees at Hawk's Cay Marina. They recovered the people from the wrecked boat, who suffered only minor injuries, according to sheriff's office reports.

Sundance Watersports employees Jason Elliott and Kristin Mashshie rode waverunners to the scene to search for the missing yellow lab. They found the dog and brought it back to shore safely.