Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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KEY WEST/MARATHON

Free heart health lectures

Dr. Giovanni Campanile, a renowned cardiologist, will host a free series of lectures on heart health. The series is entitled "Food: The Best Medicine," and November's topic is "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

Campanile will be joined by Charlotte "Charlie" Wilson, owner of the organic Help Yourself Café on Fleming Street. Wilson will prepare an easy and healthy recipe demonstration on stage and then offer free organic beverage and food samples after the talks.

This month's talk will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., and at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Highway. The series is sponsored by Advanced Cardiology of Key West. For reservations, call 305-294-4460.

KEY WEST

Chamber sponsors holiday contest

The Key West Chamber of Commerce once again is sponsoring the annual Island of Lights holiday decorating contest for local businesses.

The deadline for entry is 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and the contest is open to all businesses in the Key West area. The holiday decorating contest offers businesses an opportunity to demonstrate their holiday cheer and enhance the island with season's greetings for the citizens and visitors of Key West.

Awards will be presented for first, second and third place displays in two categories: Small businesses outdoor or single window display, large businesses outdoor or multiple window display and an overall outdoor or single window display, as well as an overall winner.

For information, or to enter, call the Chamber at 305-294--2587 or email info@keywestchamber.org.

LOWER KEYS

Utility gathers pole info

Keys Energy Services (KEYS) advises its customers that contractors for the utility this week will begin gathering and updating the Global Positioning System (GPS) location of all utility poles within its service area from Key West to the Seven-Mile Bridge. The project will take 30-60 days, with workers working Monday through Thursday.

Utility customers should be aware of this project as they will see workers walking and/or driving to all utility poles to update GPS coordinates using a handheld GPS device. All workers will be wearing orange or yellow vests and ID badges. At no time will contractors need to gain entrance to homes or businesses in order to perform their work.