BP funds agreement signed
Gov. Rick Scott has signed an agreement with the Gulf Consortium to help develop Florida's plan for Restore Act funding, which includes money for the Florida Keys.
The agreement lays the groundwork for the consortium to work with Scott to ensure that the fines BP and Transocean had to pay for the 2010 oil spill go to projects related to natural resources, tourism and the economies of the Gulf Coast states.
A streamlined process for review, certification by the governor, and ultimate submission of projects and programs are in the state expenditure plan for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.
Free Wed. movies at library
As part of the Summer Reading program for adults, the Key West library will show movies every Wednesday evening in July, all related to this year's theme, "Groundbreaking Reads."
The movies will start at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the library, 700 Fleming St., except for the final showing, on July 31, which will start at 5 p.m. The screenings are free and open to all; a Monroe County Library card is not necessary to attend.
"Summer Reading Is On" for kids and "Groundbreaking Reads" for adults offer weekly incentives; pick up a reading log at the library. For more information, visit www.keyslibraries.org or call 305-292-3595.
Parade grand marshal named
Dr. James Boilini has been named grand marshal for Key Largo's 38th Fourth of July Parade. He was nominated in an essay contest on this year's theme: American Heroes.
Boilini is involved in many civic, business and governmental organizations, the Chamber of Commerce said.
Parade participants will assemble at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Anthony's Women's Apparel, Mile Marker 98. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m., heading north to Waldorf Plaza, Mile Marker 100.
Sponsorships, ranging from free to $175, are needed. Contact Gladys at 305-451-1414 firstname.lastname@example.org.