Sunday, November 17, 2013
Mile Markers


Chalk art transforms Waterfront

Key West Art In Public Places will present ChalkFest 2013 starting Thursday along the promenade at Truman Waterfront.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, the public is invited to experience performance art in progress as local and visiting artists use colorful chalks to transform the walkway into a series of individual artworks.

Artists will begin Thursday and must finish by noon Nov. 21 when judging begins. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Viewing will continue through Nov .24.

The public is invited to bring a picnic and experience art as it unfolds.

ChalkFest is a pet-friendly event. Adoptable critters from the Florida Keys SPCA will visit ChalkFest Saturday morning.

For more information,-visit or contact Michael Shields at 305-394-3804 or

The Key West Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar to help local employers understand and implement the Affordable Care Act health insurance program from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the $25 seminar fee includes a continental breakfast.

Enrollment forms and payment for the seminar must be received at the Key West Chamber of Commerce offices by 5 p.m. Monday.

Chamber officials have invited attorney Petula Workman from Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. to be the featured speaker. Workman has helped numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations comply with programs that affect employee benefits, privacy protocols, non-discrimination policies and other complex government initiatives. She will explain the guidelines, requirements, penalties and costs of the new insurance program for both small and large employers.

The cost is $25 per person and is open to Chamber members and non-members. For more information, or to register, call the Key West Chamber at 305-294-2587 or email