Sunday, January 13, 2013
Mile Markers


Eco-Discovery series for kids

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center hosts a family-friendly, educational series for children in kindergarten through fifth grade from 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. The next one, titled "Boat Bonanza" will be held this Saturday, Jan. 19.

The kids play games and make crafts while learning about a new topic of interest and the marine ecosystems of the Keys. Pre-registration for Discovery Saturday is recommended. The Eco-Discovery Center is at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is free and free parking is available.

For more information, call 305-809-4750.


SHAL directors, officers

The Southernmost Homeless Assistance League Inc. (SHAL) recently installed its directors for 2013-2014 term and elected officers for 2013.

Board newcomers are John Benson, Lee Skillington and Lisette Zuelch. Current members Michael Browning, Rosemary Enright, Ken Gentile, Nancy Romain, Rick Casey, Michael Hayes, Roger McVeigh, Tommy Taylor and Alan Teitelbaum will remain. Officers and Executive Committee for 2013 are: Vice Chair Taylor, Treasurer McVeigh, Secretary Skillington, and immediate past Chair Enright.


FKCC wants input on plan

Florida Keys Community College wants input on its new strategic plan, which will guide the institution over the next several years. Suggestions or opinions are welcome via an online forum linked on the college's home page, at

The plan comes after FKCC President Jonathan Gueverra's Keyswide "listening tour."

As one of 28 colleges in the Florida College System, FKCC must create goals and objectives that align with the four goals in the system's strategic plan, called the "Florida First" plan. The forum will remain active until Jan. 31. Comments will be moderated and should appear within 48 hours of submission, the college says.