Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Mile Markers


Register for Veterans Day parade

Naval Air Station Key West's Veterans Day parade organizers are looking for military units, veterans' groups and other patriotic units to march through the streets of Old Town at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 to pay tribute to America's veterans, past and present, for the city of Key West's annual parade.

The parade will travel down Duval Street and everyone is welcome to come cheer on the marching units and pay tribute to service members past and present.

Organizations wishing to participate may register or get more information by contacting Senior Chief Petty Officer David Iverson at 904- 294-1903 or by email at david.iverson@navy.mil or Chief Petty Officer James Prosser at 757-692-0962 and at james.c.prosser@navy.mil.


Free haunted park

The Big Pine and Lower Keys Rotary Club and the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce will host the Lower Keys Haunted Laboratory from 7 to 9 p.m. nightly through Wednesday at the Big Pine Community Park, located at 31009 Atlantis Drive, off Sands Road, Big Pine Key.

Admission is "frightfully free."

For more information, call 305-394-1779.

The Southernmost Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Marathon is sponsoring Aviation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Marathon Airport. A variety of antique and general aviation planes along with military aircraft will be on display. The Southernmost Car Club will feature an auto show. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be available.

Kids ages 8 to 17 can enjoy a free Young Eagles introductory flight, which opens the door for more aviation exploration. They receive a flight log and certificate along with coupons for future flight training. Local pilots volunteer their time, airplane and fuel. These flights are made available at no charge, but a parent or guardian must sign the flight permission form.

No pre-registration is required - show up Nov. 9, sign up with a parent or guardian and fly. The Southernmost Chapter of the EAA covers the Florida Keys and is based in Marathon. Members include military, commercial and general aviation pilots and enthusiasts.

For more information about the Young Eagles program contact Teresa Condas at 305-942-1426 or visit southernmosteaa.com.