Monday, September 30, 2013
Mile Markers


Breast cancer forum

A community forum, "Breast Cancer: Moving from Awareness to Education," will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at One Island Family Unitarian Universalist congregation, 801 Georgia St.

Topics include choices in treatment, methods of detection and information about prevention and causes.

Speakers include Alison Morales of the Monroe County Department of Health, Vicki Boguszewski of the Rural Health Network, Dr. Ross Williams, Susan Wadia Ells, founder of the National Breast Cancer Prevention project and forum organizer Katharine Doughty. The moderator for the day is Frances Sally Lynn Galbraith. There is no charge or obligation for admission. Lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. For details call Doughty at 305-393-2488 or visit


College boards elect officers

Florida Keys Community College's District Board of Trustees unanimously elected Robert Stoky as chair and Tim Koenig as vice chair at its annual organizational meeting last week. The terms will last one year.

Stoky, a restaurateur representing the Upper Keys, has served as a college trustee since 2011 and is a member of the FKCC Foundation board. Koenig, a Key West attorney, was appointed to the five-member board by Gov. Rick Scott in August.

Also, the board of the FKCC Foundation re-elected Frank Toppino as chair, Bob Cardenas as vice chair and Ed Russo as treasurer. The board also added two new members: Conner Boyd and Annette Robertson.

The FKCC Foundation elected Kerry Shelby as chair, college trustee liaison Brian Schmitt as vice chair, Dean Thompson as treasurer and Brittany Snyder as secretary. The group was created to raise funding for the 100-bed residence hall, Lagoon Landing.


Coastal cleanup needs helpers

The Dolphin Research Center is seeking volunteers to help in a cleanup from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the bridge over Toms Harbor Channel, Mile Marker 60.6.

Participants should wear clothes, hats and shoes they don't mind getting wet or dirty and bring bug repellent, sunscreen and a cutting tool. The center will supply water, trash bags, and gloves.

Volunteers will pickup discarded trash, monofilament fishing line and other debris.

The cleanup will begin at the parking area on the west end of the bridge, on the ocean side. For details, call Courtney Coburn at 305-289-1121, extension 231.

Dolphin Research Center, 58901 Overseas Hwy, was founded as a nonprofit in 1984 by Jayne Shannon-Rodriguez and Armando "Mandy" Rodriguez. For details, visit