Friday, December 27, 2013
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Mile Markers


Fire destroys trailer

Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighters from Sugarloaf and Cudjoe Key put out a 7:11 a.m. Thursday fire at the Lazy Lakes R.V. Resort located at Mile Marker 20 at 311 Johnson Road, said Chief Jim Callahan.

There was no one inside the fifth wheel at the time of the fire, Callahan said. The people living in the trailer were visiting family out of state at the time.

An electrical issue appears to be the culprit, but the fire marshal was still investigating as of Thursday afternoon, Callahan said.


Cocoa and Cosmos stargazing

Join Elizabeth Moore and Jay Elliott, amateur astronomers from the Florida Keys Astronomy Club will give a "Cocoa and the Cosmos" presentation at Crane Point from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Observe an introduction to the winter skies through the many constellations, nebulae, clusters and galaxies that are visible at this time.

Fee is $6 per person and children under age six are free. Participants must be able to walk a gravel road for ¼ mile and arrive by 5:15 p.m. There will be no transportation available to or from the Crane House. No pets allowed.

For information, call 305-743-8889, or send an email to


Mosquito spray schedules online

A schedules of planned times, dates and locations of mosquito spraying are available online at, according to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

Helicopter, plane or truck spraying is covered. The site also allows readers to put in a request for an inspector to visit an address, and find out the answer to commonly asked questions.

"We encourage everyone to take a look at their own neighborhood maps online at to have a better understanding of spray routes and schedules," stated the district's press release.

The district also can be followed on Facebook and Twitter at Fl Keys Mosquito.