Saturday, June 8, 2013
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'Tan Lines' author signs books

Citizen columnist Mandy Miles will sign copies of her "Tan Lines" books from 1 to 6 p.m. today during the Key West Pride Street Fair at The Citizen booth, in the 700 block of Duval Street.

The booth also will offer free bottled water as well as subscription information and special offers. Miles will donate a portion of all book sale proceeds to the Gay/Straight Alliance at Key West High School. The street fair will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in the 700 and 800 blocks of Duval Street and feature art, jewelry, gift and information vendors as well as food and entertainment.

For information and a complete schedule of pride events, visit


District 6 meeting Thursday

The District 6 community meeting for June will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 300 Catherine St.

Host City Commissioner Clayton Lopez and the Police Department will be on hand to address concerns of residents and business owners. Topics will include a status update on the improvements of Nelson English and Willie Ward parks and a discussion of the District 6 Connectivity Project.

The meetings are held monthly as part of the Police Department's community policing initiative. They provide an open forum to talk frankly with elected officials and local police officers.


Photo contest starts today

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Sportfishing Conservancy's second annual fishing photo contest opens today and ends Sept. 2.

It's called the Sanctuary Classic. The free, summerlong contest is meant to promote sustainable recreational angling in national marine sanctuaries. Weekly prizes will be awarded for photos showing fishing in a sanctuary, including for categories such as youth fishing, family fishing or conservation in a sanctuary. Catch-and-release is encouraged. For more information, visit