Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mile Markers


A Positive Step auction, sale

The nonprofit A Positive Step, will hold a silent auction and NFL trading card sale at this weekend's Key West Half Marathon and 5K expo, 231 Margaret St. outside the Half Shell Raw Bar.

Led by executive director Billy Davis, the nonprofit helps youth and families in the Florida Keys and organizes the annual Idle Hands Summer Youth Employment.

NFL trading cards in mint condition will be sold for a dollar each and unopened boxes will be auctioned off, along with jewelry, hotel stays, gift certificates, sunset cruises and other prizes. The silent auction table is open between 12-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday.


New green building rules discussed

A workshop about how the City's newly adopted green residential building ordinance, Building Permit Allocation System (BPAS), is set for 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at the historic Gato Cigar Building, 1100 Simonton St.

Presented by the Keys Branch of the US Green Building Council, it will provide an overview of the adopted Green Building Standards required as part of the ordinance for new residential development and redevelopment: LEED, Florida Green Building Coalition, Home Energy Rating System and American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

There will be a $10 admission fee for non-members and no cost for U.S. Green Building Council members. For information on the BPAS Ordinance please visit, Planning and Zoning Services Department.


Cemetery Strolls scheduled

Three Cemetery Strolls, guided tours of the city's historic cemetery in Old Town, are scheduled for three Saturdays this year, with the first taking place Jan. 25.

Other strolls are set for Feb. 22 and March 22. A $10 donation is requested for the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.

Tours start at 9 a.m. The tour includes 11 gravesites, including those of Wilhelmina Harvey, the first female mayor; Manuel Cabeza, who was targeted by the Ku Klux Klan in 1921, when he was hanged and shot; and the USS Maine Memorial from the Spanish-American War.