Sunday, February 9, 2014
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Animal farm open today

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. today.

There are two new additions to the farm, a skunk and an opossum. The animals at the farm include horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a kinkajou, aloths, lemur and turtles.

Admission is free. The farm is located off College Road on Stock Island at the sheriff's office Headquarters complex.

Groups may schedule special tours at the farm by calling Farmer Jeanne Selander at 293-7300.


Brunch benefits AIDS Help

The 13th annual AIDS Help Brunch is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Café Solé, 1029 Southard St.

Owners John and Judy Correa said they take part in other fundraisers for the nonprofit but enjoy hosting their own benefit.

This year's menu includes portabella soup or vichyssoise, a chilled leek and potato soup, eggs solé, crab cakes on toasted English muffins topped with eggs with asparagus and hollandaise, and grilled yellowtail snapper.

The cost of the brunch is $50 with all proceeds benefiting AIDS Help. To make a reservation, call Pam DeMala at 305-296-6196.


Utility discount for seniors

Enrollment for Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) discount program for qualifying senior citizens or disabled American veterans who are residential customers is now open.

Enrollment for this program runs through March 31. Customers who have previously participated in the program must requalify. Once qualified, customers will receive a $9.53 discount on their monthly energy bills in 2014.

New applicants may pick up a form at KEYS offices, 1001 James St., by calling (305) 295-1090, or by going to