Triathlon traffic changes
Traffic patterns will change from 6 to 11 a.m. Dec. 1 for the 3rd Annual Key West Triathlon, expecting more than 1,000 participants.
Atlantic Boulevard will be closed; South Roosevelt Boulevard will be one-way, outbound only, from Bertha Street to the Salt Pond condominiums. Outbound drivers on Flagler Avenue at South Roosevelt must use the left lane, as before the North Roosevelt Boulevard reconstruction project changes were made.
Drivers at Flagler may still turn right onto South Roosevelt, which will be two-way up to the Salt Pond condos.
Incoming traffic at the Triangle may temporarily not be able to turn left and instead be redirected to North Roosevelt. Police will be directing traffic, according to triathlon organizers. For more information, go to http://trikw.com.
'Park-a-Thon' for storm victims
A "Park-a-Thon" benefit for Northeast victims of Hurricane Sandy will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bayview Park.
It's free admission to the event, which will feature live music, food and drinks, organizers say. The Key West Fire Department will be cooking in its trailer, as well. Donations of cash, clothes, blankets, nonperishable food and more are sought. The Salvation Army's truck and a representative will be on-site. It's hosted by the 551 Teen Club of Key West, city of Key West and individual sponsors.
"Please come out and join us and your fellow Conchs in helping these Americans who are still struggling," the 551 Club says, adding, "Have some great fun." All checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army. Call 305-745-4718 for more information.
Holiday schedule changes
In what has become a "family" tradition in city government, the Key West Department of Transportation will not be running buses on Thanksgiving Day so drivers can spend the day with their families, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said in a press release issued Monday.
The Lower Keys Shuttle service also will be suspended for that one day. Service will resume normal schedule on Friday.
City offices will be closed both Thursday and Friday this week in observation of the holiday.
Waste Management, however, will run all its normally scheduled routes throughout the holiday weekend, including Thanksgiving Day.
This includes all commercial, residential and recycling.