Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Mile Markers


Stars come out for gallery

Screen giants Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson and Tippi Hedren will help a Key West gallery celebrate its grand opening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Adam Scott Rote Galleries, 608 Duval St., is inviting the public to watch these actors autograph their portraits as painted by Rote.

Rote calls his technique "hyper-realism," and will debut new works in mixed media at the event. His patrons include Goldie Hawn, Ester Williams, Kim Novak, Jonathan Winters, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

RSVP by calling 305-735-4014 or emailing


Help find entangled manatee

The Dolphin Research Center is still asking for the public's help in finding a badly entangled manatee dubbed Scott.

The 9- to 11-foot mammal has mounds of monofiliament fishing line wrapped around and embedded in both his pectoral fingers, the center says. Scott has been spotted in the Marathon area, though he often travels throughout the Florida Keys in winter months. Anyone who sees him should immediately call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-3922 to report his location. DRC's trained team will then attempt to outfit him with a belt and tracking tag so a rescue mission can be coordinated. For more information, visit


Walk-in vaccinations offered

The Monroe County Health Department encourages adults age 19 and over to get a TdaP vaccination, for protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

The latter can make infants gravely ill, so the best way to protect them is by vaccinating all adults, who can at anytime come in contact with babies.

The department holds walk-in TdaP vaccination clinics 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West. Or appointments may be scheduled by calling 305-809-5603.

Shots will be given regardless of a person's ability to pay, but people are asked to bring an insurance card or proof of income.