Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Help count the homeless

Florida Keys nonprofits will conduct a "point-in-time" head count of homeless men, women and children on Jan. 29.

Volunteers are needed to fan out across the Keys to help with the survey that sends required statistics to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum of Care will hold training sessions for volunteers, starting 10 a.m. Friday at 2221 Patterson Ave. in Key West.

For details, call 305-294-0304.


Warnings issued for beach

The Monroe County Health Department's water-quality tests this week showed high levels of fecal bacteria at Sombrero Beach in Marathon.

The tests measure counts of fecal coliform and enteric bacteria, which are normally found in the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals.

The Health Department says high levels may come from runoff or sewage from pets, wild animals or humans. It can cause disease, infections or rashes. Don't swim in the water if an advisory is issued. For more information, visit, click on A-Z Topics, then choose Beach Water Quality, or call 305-293-1653.


No Name 5K set for Saturday

The 13th annual No Name Race 5K Walk/Run will be Saturday at the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages & Marina, next to the No Name Key Bridge.

The 3.1-mile race begins at 8 a.m. Runners can register online at before the race or at the official preregistration, set for 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Centennial Bank, 200 Wilder Road, just off U.S. 1, bayside.

Final registration is at 6:30 a.m. race day at the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages. Packets also can be picked up Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the race site. It's $30 in advance or $35 on race day; it's $10 for those under 15. "Virtual" racers can enter for $15 per person.