Meeting about sewer system
An informational meeting on the construction of the Upper Matecumbe Key Wastewater Collection System will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Founders Park Community Center, Mile Marker 87, bayside.
Village sewer contractor Layne, known locally as Reynolds Water Islamorada, will host the meeting to provide information to property owners and answer questions and resolve concerns. Village officials and engineers from Wade Trim will also be present.
For more information, call Sandy Skeel at 664-6455 or email her at email@example.com.
Moose Lodge raided for threat
The Key Largo Moose Lodge was raided by Secret Service agents earlier this month after a patron complained that another had threatened the life of President Barack Obama.
Monroe County Sheriff's Capt. Don Fanelli, whose deputies assisted in the case, said agents spoke with the patron and cleared him of any wrongdoing.
Attempts to speak to the individual at the Moose Club were not successful.
Since the Sheriff's Office was only assisting, deputies did not file an incident report. Fanelli declined to name the person questioned, since no action was taken against him.
BIG PINE KEY
Beach clean-ups slated for Sept. 21
In honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day, the National Key Deer Refuge will host a cleanup of Long Beach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21. Volunteers are needed and the refuge will supply gloves. trash bags and water. Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle and wear appropriate clothes.
This is also an official "cache in-trash out" event for geocachers. The refuge will have information about geocaching as a hobby and have examples of caches, trackable coins and new refuge pathtags to share. Volunteers should meet on Long Beach Road, near the refuge gate, at 9 a.m. For more information, call Kristie Killam at 872-0774 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A clean-up of Sea Oats Beach in Islamorada also will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. Volunteers are needed to participate. For more information, email Annie at email@example.com.