Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mile Markers


Two rescued on Thanksgiving

Two scuba divers reported missing at the reef near the Eastern Dry Rocks were found uninjured Thursday by Coast Guard crews.

A charter dive boat, the name of which was not identified as of Monday, called the Coast Guard at 4:58 p.m. to report two missing divers who were supposed to surface at 4 p.m. but did not, said Sector Key West spokesman Lt. Kara Lavin.

The Coast Guard launched a helicopter from Miami and diverted a patrol boat that was already at sea to help with the search. A response boat that was dispatched from Key West found the two divers shortly after arriving in the area and took them to waiting paramedics at the Coast Guard's Sector Key West station, Lavin said.


World AIDS Day exhibit

Following a Friday night unveiling, the education department of AIDS Help invites the public to experience a weeklong photo and video acknowledgement of World AIDS Day that will be on display until Dec. 7.

A grant from the Florida Department of Health funded the recording and illustration of eight black-and-white portraitures and videotaped testimonials from recognizable Key West residents who detail how HIV/AIDS altered their lives.

The exhibition is called 'I Am That Someone' and incorporates oversized photography by Annabel Williams, and are on public display in the windows of Royal Furniture in Searstown Plaza; photo-specific videos are accessible via QRC, or Quick Response Codes.


Bahama Village survey

Monroe County Health Department officials will share the results of a recent environmental health survey in Bahama Village from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 300 Catherine St.

Key West City Commissioner Clayton Lopez will brief the community on survey results and answer questions.

The 370 Bahama Village residents and visitors who responded to the survey listed parking, children's activities and law enforcement among their major concerns.

Refreshments will be served at the Thursday meeting.

For more information, contact survey intern Alison Morales at 310-990-0327 or alison_morales@doh.state.fl.us.