Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mile Markers


Free trees given out April 20

Keys Energy Services' 17th Tree Giveaway will be at 8:30 a.m. April 20 at its service building, 1001 James St., and Cudjoe electrical substation, Mile Marker 22, oceanside.

It's on a first-come, first-serve basis for two free, native, shade trees while supplies last. Additional details about the Tree Giveaway, including a list of what types will be distributed, will be released closer to the date.

The power utility's giveaway which began in 1994, is part of a nationwide public power program called Tree Power sponsored by the American Public Power Association. The national goal is to plant one tree for every public power customer, for a total of 16 million trees.


Free computer classes in April

The Key West library, 700 Fleming St., is now accepting registrations for its free, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday computer classes in April. To sign up, stop by the Reference Department or call 305-292-3595. Space is limited.

Students must be familiar with using computers and the Internet.

On April 4, the class will cover digital photos; how to transfer them and use photo-sharing websites. April 11, editing digital photos using Photoshop Express Online will be discussed. April 18, learn how to use Pinterest, a social media site; April 25, the class will focus on local history resources available online, focusing on the library's but including other state and national resources.


Bicycle safety update Tues.

The city's Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Diane Nicklaus will be the featured guest speaker at the next Key West Green Drinks gathering, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the garden of Old Town Manor, 511 Eaton St.

Nicklaus will provide an update on current sign projects, bike lanes and developments with the city's Master Plan. She will answer questions, hear suggestions and address concerns of Key West bicyclists and pedestrians, according to the Green Drinks press release.

There is plenty of bike parking, and organic wine and beer will be available. For more information, call 305-923-1994.