Monday, September 2, 2013
Mile Markers


Health tests for Womenfest

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is offering free breast and bone density screenings to all women participating in Womenfest in Key West.

These screenings will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday at Ocean Wellness Spa, 828 Simonton St.

No appointment is necessary but questions can be directed to registered nurse Megan O'Neill at 305-743-7111 ext. 206.


Motor oil disposal site changes

The Village of Islamorada's disposal site for used motor oil is temporarily unavailable while the facility is relocated.

Islamorada residents may take used motor oil to a Monroe County Transfer Station. The Key Largo Transfer Station, 300 Magnolia St., near Mile Marker 100.3, accepts used motor oil from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, and the Long Key Transfer Station at Mile Marker 68 accepts motor oil from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Used motor oil collection and recycling will be included in the Village's new solid waste agreement that is currently in the proposal process. A new site will be made available early next year, according to a Village press release.

For more information, contact the Islamorada Public Works Department at 305-852-6933 or


Art show helps animals, artists

Artists in Paradise Gallery on Big Pine Key is hosting "Amazing Animal Art," a special window event in November to benefit animals, artists and art lovers.

All Florida Keys artists are invited to submit works to be displayed for sale in the gallery's front window through November. An entry fee of $5 per submission will be donated to the local animal shelter. Proceeds from all art sales will be given to the artists, minus a 5 percent fee for any credit card sales.

Artwork may be of any media but cannot exceed 16-by-20 inches.

Applications will be available at the gallery, Mile Marker 30, or at Submissions must be delivered between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. by Oct. 30.

For more information, call Donna Coffin at 305-395-2404.