Friday, February 21, 2014
Mile Markers


Poetry contest for kids

Monroe county students may submit poetry entries to the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens by March 17.

Children aged 6-12 and teens aged 13-18 may mail or drop off their poems off at The Studios of Key West, 600 White Street or email them to Poets must include their name, parent or guardian's name, phone number and age. Poems may be any length, based on any subject, and be rhymed or unrhymed. Winners will be recognized with cash awards and certificates at a reception and public reading in April.


Help clean up the lagoon

Reef Relief is hosting a shoreline cleanup of the lagoon next to Winn-Dixie on N. Roosevelt Blvd. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the T.G. I. Fridays parking area of the Overseas Market Shopping Center at 2710 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. The cleanup starts at 11 a.m.

Key West is just steps away from our ocean. Trash not properly disposed of can quickly make its way to the ocean. Marine debris is not just ugly it is dangerous often mistaken by wildlife for food causing starvation and death.

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystems. Find out more at or call 305-294-3100.


KEYS discount program

Enrollment for Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) discount program for qualifying senior citizens or disabled American veterans residential customers is now open. Customers who have previously participated in the program must re-qualify. Once qualified, customers will receive a $9.53 discount on their monthly energy bills in 2014.

Application forms are available at KEYS' offices, 1001 James Street, Key West; by calling 305-295-1090 to have one mailed; or go to

All applications for the discount must be completed, signed and returned to KEYS no later than March 31.