Mile Markers


Immunization hours change

The Roosevelt Sands Center in Bahama Village recently changed its immunization hours to better accommodate adults, working parents and children's after-school activities.

The new hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The center, a division of the Monroe County Health Department, is located at 105 Olivia St.

All of the required and recommended childhood immunizations are offered, as well as adult and travel immunizations.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 305-809-5680.


Gov. names 4 to hospital district

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday appointed Phillip Pierce, Lesley Salinero and Mary Chambers, and reappointed John Padget, to the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District.

Pierce, 41, of Key West is the director of food safety integrity for NSF International. Salinero, 51, of Summerland Key is the principal of Stanley Switlik Elementary and director of student services and curriculum. Their terms run through Sept. 12, 2015.

Chambers, 55, of Key West is a self-employed consultant who was superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools from 1999 to 2004. Padget, 76, of Key West is retired and currently serves as chair of the board. Their terms run through Sept. 12, 2016.


Learn about sea rise, surge

The next Save-A-Turtle meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, will host Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jon Rizzo, of the National Weather Service in Key West, presenting "Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge: Remembering it may be the 'little' things that mean a lot."

Rizzo's talk will cover sea level rise in the Florida Keys, storm surge from hurricanes, and what causes anomalies in predicted tides. Examples of anomalies will be presented, including the June and October 2012 spring tides and Hurricane Sandy. Save-A-Turtle meets at The Turtle Hospital, Mile Marker 48.5. The board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; all are welcome to attend. For more information, call 305-743-9629.