Pray for the healing of AIDS
To open the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, a Key West church will hold a service at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The special week, Sunday through March 9, invites every church, mosque, synagogue, temple and home to join in prayer, education and service to combat the AIDS crisis.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 800 Center St., will host the local service, where people of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
"Anything that defuses stigma and fear concerning the AIDS pandemic is important," said Derrick Traylor, director of education at AIDS Help Inc., in a news release. "Tearing down the barriers of divisiveness isn't just accomplished with hands. It's just as much done with words," he said.
'Green' show starts Saturday
Monroe County Solid Waste department is launching the TV series, "Curiosity Quest Goes Green," that will air at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every Saturday -- starting this Saturday -- on MCTV Channel 76, on Comcast only.
The award-winning series features recycling, how products are made, reuse, green toys and "Students Go
Green." Eleven episodes were shot in various communities, the press release says.
Shows also are available to local schools on request.
For more information, feedback or suggestions for future quests, contact the Solid Waste/Recycling Department at 305-292-4552 or email@example.com.
Closure backs up traffic
A lane closure at Mile Marker 99 backed up traffic for four miles Thursday. It took many motorists over an hour to go from Mile Marker 91 to 99.
The closure was due to construction related to Islamorada's sewer pipeline, which will connect the city to Key Largo's wastewater treatment plant.
Layne Construction stopped its work because of the congestion and will begin again Sunday night. The construction now is scheduled to take place at night, Sunday through Thursday, finishing up by April. Then a Florida Department of Transportation project is expected to begin.