Sunday, February 3, 2013
Mile Markers


Special Needs Registry offered

Keys Energy Services advises residential customers with special needs to register with the Monroe County Social Services Office for help in case of a disaster. The power utility notification falls under Florida statute 252.355, according to the press release.

The Special Needs Registry helps Monroe County Emergency Management personnel identify residents who would need assistance during evacuations and sheltering because of physical, mental, cognitive impairment or sensory disability.

Call the Special Needs Registry at 305-292-4591 or go to by May 31st to ensure those residents are accounted for in advance of this year's hurricane season.


Free plant clinics this month

Monroe County master gardeners offer free plant clinics Keyswide for those having trouble with the foliage.

Key West: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260

The following are all from 9 a.m. to noon:

Key Largo: Feb. 6 and 20, Government & Cultural Center, Suite 244, Mile Marker 102

Big Pine Key: Feb. 16, Big Pine Academy, Mile Marker 30.2

Marathon: Feb. 16, Marathon Garden Club, Mile Marker 50

Islamorada: Feb. 16, branch library, Mile Marker 81

Call 305-292-4501 or go to


Annual city report is online

The city of Key West released its annual report Friday in an electronic-only edition for the fourth consecutive year.

"That means a 'green' report and an important savings of precious taxpayer dollars," said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

The 38-page report is a yearbook-style look at each city department's 2012 work. "The foremost goal of this report is to provide the community with a transparent accounting of the major accomplishments we have completed to make your city a better place to live, work, play and call home," City Manager Bob Vitas said.

It's available at

Print copies are available by calling 305-809-1058.