Saturday, July 27, 2013
Mile Markers


Officials ID diver who died

Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives on Friday identified the diver who died Thursday near Davis Reef as 52-year-old Christopher Johnson of Camp Hill, Pa.

Autopsy results are still pending.

Johnson was in the water when he motioned to a friend that he needed to surface, then lost consciousness when both were topside, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was taken to Tavernier Creek Marina and then Mariners Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It remained unclear Friday if the men were lobstering as part of the two-day mini-season, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.


Breastfeeding event Aug. 3

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County will host a "Big Latch-On" in Key West in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, which is Aug. 1-7.

Breastfeeding mothers and their partners, as well as expectant parents, are invited to Higgs Beach at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 3 to learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and why it's considered the "gold standard" for infant nutrition. Arrive on time to be included in the count to set this year's world record for mothers breastfeeding at the same time. For more information, call 305-942-9326.


Yappy Hour benefits shelter

The Florida Keys Chapter of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Sales International) will hold its 5th Annual Yappy Hour to support Samuel's House from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St.

Furry friends are welcome but must be leashed. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children -- dogs drink free -- which includes a buffet, soft drinks and one house special cocktail per adult. The event also includes a silent auction and Best of the Best Dog Show. Call Mindy McKenzie at 305-296-0240, ext. 11, for more information. Samuel's House provides housing and supportive services for homeless women and intact families to aid them in becoming self-sufficient.