County takes land-use input
Monroe County is updating its comprehensive and land development regulations and will hold three meetings this week to hear public comment.
The county's Development Review Committee will hold the meetings to review proprosed plan changes. All meetings will start at 10:30 a.m. and be held at the Marathon Government Center.
The first meeting will be held Wednesday and address climate change and traffic issues. The second meeting will be held Thursday and address coastal management, open space and port-related issues. The third will be Friday and address housing, water and solid waste issues.
Homeowner groups meet
The Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations will hold a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Key Largo library, in the Trade Winds Shopping Plaza, Mile Marker 101.
The guest speaker will be Mosquito Control Commissioner Phil Goodman. Goodman will make a PowerPoint presentation, which will be followed by a question-and answer-period. Afterward, the group will hold its annual elections for officers and members at large.
Fresh-baked cookies and other refreshments are free. For more information, call Pauline Klein at 305-451-1906.
Historian discusses ocean liners
Historian David Garrard Lowe will talk about the great ocean liners at the next Friends of the Key West Library lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
A leading authority on architectural history, Lowe will present an illustrated lecture entitled "The Great Ocean Liners: From Early Packets to the Glories of the Queen Mary and Normandie." His teaching and research experience includes 20 years as a professor of architectural history at the New York School of Interior Design. He has lectured throughout the United States and Europe and is president and founder of the Beaux Arts Alliance, an organization celebrating the cultural links between the United States and France.
The Friends of the Key West Library weekly lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. This year's series runs consecutive Mondays through March 18. See the lecture schedule at www.friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org.