Friday, February 8, 2013
Mile Markers


'Day of Love and Play'

The Montessori Children's School of Key West, 1221 Varela St., will hold 'A Day of Love and Play' Children's Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include games, face painting, balloons, music, dancing, a bounce house and prizes. Admission is free; tickets will be sold for the activities and sweets, Valentine treats and drinks. Cotton candy, snow cones, chili in a bag and more will be sold.

Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit, parent-based school, which teaches children 18 months to 6 years old.

For more information, call the head of the school, Kim Livingston, at 305-294-5302.


Cuban chug washes ashore

Five Cuban refugees made it to shore on Key West's western edge early Thursday morning.

The makeshift boat washed ashore on Naval Air Station Key West property on Truman Annex that houses the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South at 5:40 a.m. A JIATF employee spotted the migrants, said JIATF spokesperson Jody Draves.

Naval security police on scene turned them over to Customs and Border Protection agents. The Coast Guard did not interdict the migrants, because they made it to shore, Coast Guard officials said.

JIATF is tasked with migrant and narcotics interdiction.


Fundraiser for disabled teacher

Coldwell Banker real estate company is sponsoring a fundraiser for Kathleen Borden at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Boondocks, Mile Marker 27 on Summerland Key.

There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and bingo for adults.

Borden taught kindergarten in Monroe County schools and in 2008 suffered a bad case of the flu that left her arms paralyzed, said Borden's friend Barbara Lytton, who is coordinating the benefit. Borden returned to work in 2010, but suffered a setback that has kept her out of school.

She is left without income while waiting for disability benefits to come through, Lytton said. The family could use any amount of financial help the community can provide. For more information, email Lytton at