Sunday, April 7, 2013
Mile Markers


Bridge closes for race

The Seven Mile Bridge will be closed from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Saturday for the annual run. Deputies will direct traffic.

Organizer Bobbie Bayles said the field of 1,500 runners has been filled since mid-February, with competitors from more than 30 states and Canada registered.

Lower Keys Shuttle service will be delayed that morning as well, says Key West spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

Normal southbound service will resume at 10:16 a.m., when the shuttle leaves 109th Street in Marathon. In Key West, the shuttle will head north from Whitehead and Eaton streets at 9:28 a.m.


Invasive plant removal

Volunteers are needed to join Save-A-Turtle in removing invasive plants on the beach at 11:30 a.m. April 21. Meet at the large Dumpster near the east end of the beach parking area.

One species that will be targeted is the beach Naupaka, the wiry roots of which prevent sea turtles from nesting, organizers say. Gloves, hats and sunscreen recommended. Small pruning sheers would help, too, though they're not necessary. The group will provide water, soft drinks and snacks for all. For more information, call 305-743-9629 or 305-942-9221.


Cat group meets April 15

Forgotten Felines' rescheduled meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Martin Luther Chapel.

The church is behind NAPA Auto Parts.

A meet-and-greet will begin at 6 p.m., and free refreshments and raffle prizes will be offered. "Meet Forgotten Felines volunteers and supporters and find out what this organization is all about and how you can help to continue with its missions and goals and its TNR (trap/neuter/release) Program," organizers say.

For more information, visit, email or call 305-743-2520.