Saturday, May 4, 2013
Mile Markers


Drag show for charity on Sunday

A drag show for charity hosted by Nikki Dee and JT Thompson will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St.

"Let's All Party as One," which includes a free buffet, silent auction and 50/50 raffle, will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free. All proceeds will be divided between the Sister Season Fund and One Human Family campaign. At press time, drag queens on the program included Just Whitney, Gugi Gomez, BJ Safari and Miss Sister Season Fund 2011 Formica Dinette, with more promised.

Sister Season Fund helps locals in the hospitality and tourism industry when they cannot work; the One Human Family campaign is making bumper stickers for around the world. For more information, contact Danny at


Free plant clinics in May

Monroe County master gardeners can help solve problems with plants at the following free plant clinics, presented by the Monroe County Extension Office.

Key West: 1 to 4 p.m., May 6 and 20, Monroe County Extension Office, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260, second floor.

Key Largo: 9 a.m. to noon, May 15, Monroe County Extension Office, Murray E. Nelson Government & Cultural Center, Mile Marker 102, Suite 244, second floor. For more information, call 305-292-4501, or go online to


Marina raises $14K for locals

A local restaurant and marina said it raised more than $14,000 at two separate fundraisers held in April.

Hurricane Hole, 5130 U.S. 1, hosted a benefit April 7 for Jennifer Phillips to help her family raise money for her battle with cancer, raising some $8,000. On April 28, the business held another for employee Mirza "Alvin" Qumruzzaman, whose son Rafan was born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia that requires trips to a Miami hospital.

In a statement released Friday, owners Matt Moline and Matt McKnight said the fundraisers offered 50/50 raffles, karaoke bingo, silent auctions and belly-flop contests, and thanked the community for the "generosity that Key West has become known for in times of need."