Sunday, January 26, 2014
Mile Markers

Key West

Free fecal occult blood test

Womankind has received a $30,180 grant from Health Foundation of South Florida to address a critical need in Monroe County -- colorectal cancer.

The one-year Health Foundation grant will help fund free fecal occult blood tests (iFOBT) to any adult 50 or older wishing to be screened. The program will offer a grocery store gift card to any individual returning the completed, take-home iFOBT test kit to Womankind.

Detecting the disease early can lead to more positive health outcomes. Any adult 50-plus wishing to be screened is encouraged to call Womankind at (305) 294-4004 to schedule an appointment for this free screening.


Friday is movie night

Montessori Children's School of Key West will host "Movie Night" at 6 p.m. at its campus, 1221 Varela St. on Friday. The featured presentation is DreamWorks' animated film "Turbo," about an underdog snail who miraculously attains the power of super speed.

Entry is $5, which includes popcorn and drinks. Bring a blanket and any other snacks your family would enjoy. We are a nut-free campus. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Rain date is Feb. 7. Everyone welcome. Call 305-294-5302 for information.


Mosquitoes forum set

A panel opposed to the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes will hold a forum Monday.

The event will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West, 1200 Truman Ave.

The panel of experts will discuss the health, environmental and economic risks of releasing the genetically altered mosquitoes in the Keys. Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is considering allowing the private company Oxitec to release the mosquitoes in Key West and Key Haven.