Monday, October 15, 2012
Mile Markers


GOP to discuss amendments

The Upper Keys Republican Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the African Queen room at the Holiday Inn, Mile Marker 99.

The meeting will include an explanation and discussion of the 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. The amendments will be decided during the Nov. 6 general election, and attendees of the meeting are encouraged to bring questions about them.

Republican political candidates also will be invited to address the group at the meeting, which is open to the public.

For more information, call Donna Hanson at 305-393-2976.


Groundbreaking for facility

The Village of Islands will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its wastewater collection and transmission system at 11 a.m. Oct. 30, at 86800 Overseas Highway, which is the site of the future vacuum pump station next to the Islamorada Administrative Center and Public Safety Headquarters.

The long-awaited wastewater facility will help bring Monroe County closer to its state-mandated goal of advanced wastewater treatment facilities throughout the island chain.

A reception with refreshments will follow the groundbreaking ceremony at the Founders Park Community Center, Mile Marker 87.

For more information, call 664-6411.


Support after-school programs

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Key West and Wesley House Family Services will hold their annual Lights on After School celebration from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview Park.

Parents and other adults are encouraged to bring their children and most importantly their support for after-school programs in the community.

Lights on After School brings together organizations and people who recognize the importance of a quality after-school program for local children.

The Thursday celebration will include free hot dogs, chips, soda and popcorn, along with a bounce house, games and surprises.

Call 305-296-2258 or 305-809-5000 for more information.