Pan Am celebrates 85th birthday
Pan American World Airlines turns 85 on Saturday and has chosen to celebrate the milestone at the location that was its original birthplace. The building at 301 Whitehead St. is now home to Kelly's Caribbean Restaurant and Brewery, which will host the Pan Am birthday party from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. The building is at the corner of Whitehead and Caroline streets.
The public is invited to the free birthday bash and the first 85 patrons will receive "birthday" gifts. The event also will include trivia games and prizes throughout the evening, according to an event press release.
Pan Am made its inaugural flight from Key West to Havana, Cuba on Oct. 19, 1927 with a cargo of mail.
For more information, call 305-293-8484.
Bus routes change for Goombay
As the city of Key West gears up for Goombay, officials issued a reminder that there will be some road closures and changes to bus service for the coming weekend.
Beginning at 9 a.m. today, Petronia Street will be closed so vendors can begin setting up for the Caribbean-themed street fair. The closure will extend along Petronia from Duval to Fort Street, and will include all cross streets. Petronia will remain closed through the weekend and will reopen after the festivities, late night at 2 a.m. Monday.
The road closure also means a temporary change to city transit services.
There will be no bus service west of Simonton Street today and Saturday. Buses will operate on Simonton Street on both of these days. Regular bus service will resume at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Flu shot clinic set
The Monroe County Health Department will hold a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Roosevelt Sands Center, 105 Olivia St., Key West.
The department has adopted the image of Rosie the Riveter and the slogan "Join the Resistance: We Can Do It!" to promote flu shots in the community.
Anyone attending the clinic is asked to bring proof of income or insurance.
For more information, call 809-5653.