Saturday, November 3, 2012
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City collects hazardous waste

The city of Key West and Waste Management will offer free disposal of household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Indigenous Park on White Street, near the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard.

The Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day provides for safe and environmentally sound disposal of items that include paint, stains, preservates, pesticides, fertilizers, roofing compounds, up to 5 gallons of waste oil, cleaning products, automotive fluids and corrosives. No gasoline will be accepted.

This month's disposal event also includes e-waste disposal for old electronics, which pose a problem in landfills.


GOP thanks volunteers

The co-chair of the National Republican Party will be in Marathon on Sunday to show the party's appreciation for volunteers.

Sharon Day will be meeting with Republican volunteers at the Monroe County chapter of the Republican Party office in Marathon. Day will be there at 1:30 p.m. as part of a "volunteer meet and greet," said Debby Goodman, chair of the Monroe County Republican Party.

The office is located at 5190 OVerseas Highway, Marathon.


Poinciana offices dedicated

The public is invited to a memorial dedication of the administrative office suite at Poinciana Elementary School in honor of longtime principal Gerry Braden.

Braden was principal of Poinciana from 1970 to 1995. He died in 2007 at age 66.

The dedication service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Poinciana cafeteria.

Born in Washington, D.C., Braden earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Florida State University and moved to Key West to become a principal. He worked at the airport for seven years after retirement.