Saturday, January 26, 2013
Mile Markers


SPCA holds raffle Tuesday

The Florida Keys SPCA will host a "Patron 4 Paws" charity raffle at 9 p.m. Tuesday at a Duval Street bar.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' shelter, at 5230 College Road on Stock Island. Prizes include a Patron brand tequila gift pack, with a bottle of limited-edition Anejo Tequila autographed by fashion designer John Varvatos, the FKSPCA said.

The event will be held at Rick's Loft, inside the Rick's and Durty Harry's Entertainment Complex, 202 Duval St.

Tickets are available at Rick's Ship to Shore T-Shirt Shop. Call 305-294-4857 for more information.


Animal Farm open Sunday

The Sheriff's Animal Farm will be open to the public between 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bring the family to visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a kinkajou, sloths, a lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian cavies, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge, though donations to help with upkeep are welcome.

The farm is just off College Road, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Groups may schedule special tours at the farm by calling Farmer Jeanne Selander at 305-293-7300. Visit the farm's Facebook page at


Pedestrian, bike road update

The designated pedestrian and bicycle path on North Roosevelt Boulevard will be finished along the road's length within a week, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Dean Walters.

The path is set between active traffic lanes and the construction zone. Green protective cloth has been placed over its chain-link fence to prevent bike handlebars from getting snagged as well as to minimize dust and debris on the path, Walters said in a press release.

The cloth does not cover business entrances, and it's been lowered in their vicinity to provide a clear view of oncoming traffic, he said. For information, contact Walters at 305-849-1474 or