Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Mile Markers

STOCK ISLAND

Turn in unneeded medications

The Sheriff's Office is reminding residents -- not commercial businesses -- this week about its drug disposal program offered at all county Sheriff's Office substations.

People may call to have medications picked up with no questions asked, or take them to these locations between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday:

• Upper Keys: Drop off at Plantation Key substation or call 305-853-3211.

• Middle Keys: Drop off at Marathon substation or call 305-289-2430.

• Lower Keys: Drop off at the Freeman substation on Cudjoe Key, the Sheriff's Office headquarters on Stock Island or call 305-745-3184 for pickup.

KEY WEST

Only sparklers allowed in city

Key West Fire Chief David Fraga wants residents to enjoy the public fireworks display Thursday night at White Street Pier and forgo using store-bought displays.

"Remember, if it explodes or if it flies, it's illegal," Fraga said. "So we're encouraging everyone to just come out and enjoy the display being sponsored by the Rotary Club."

Firefighters will be out stopping the use of illegal fireworks. The density of wooden structures on the island makes Key West a potential tinder box, the city noted in a press release.

Sparklers are the only type of personal fireworks legal in Key West.

BIG PINE KEY

Refuge seeks volunteers

The National Key Deer Refuge is seeking volunteers to help staff its visitor center and its Blue Hole interpretation area.

No experience is necessary.

Volunteers can spend as little as three hours a week helping staff these locations.

Other opportunities include helping staff booths at festivals and events, cleaning up beaches, designing websites, leading guided tours and helping with the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival.

For more information, contact refuge Park Ranger Kristie Killam at Kristie_Killam@fws.gov or 305-304-9625.