Friday, March 7, 2014
Mile Markers


Change in musical

The Bayside Grille, Mile Marker 99, has made a last-minute change to its Bluesfest set for 7 p.m. Saturday.

New Orleans singer "Braille Blues Daddy" Bryan Lee was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and will be unable to perform at Bluesfest. Lee, legally blind since the age of 8, was set to headline the event, but Daytona Beach's Joe Caruso and the Boogie Woogie Boo Fay Blues Band will perform instead.

Caruso is known for his old-style blues sound that crosses generations.


Prayers for health

Clayton Lopez and Peggy Ward-Grant, health educators with the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, have partnered with Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church to mark the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. Lopez and Ward-Grant will offer HIV prevention information during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 702 Whitehead St.

For information on the HIV prevention program, or to make an appointment for a free confidential HIV test, call 305-809-5664, or 305-809-5665.


Scholarship applications online

The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association has its scholarship application available online for college-bound students in Monroe County high schools.

Interested students can check with career counselors, or download a copy from

Funds were raised from the sale of the "Ocean Flavors and More" cookbook, and the Florida Keys Seafood Festival held in January.

Preference is given to students whose families work in the commercial fishing industry.

The deadline for submitting an application is April 21. Mail completed applications to Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association, P.O. Box 501404, Marathon, FL 33050.