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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Celebration honors Yankow

The Good Health Clinic Board of Directors invites the public to bid farewell to Dr. Sanford Yankow, who founded the clinic in 2003. Yankow recently announced that he will be moving to New Mexico.

A farewell open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, Mile Marker 102, Key Largo.

Yankow's last day at the clinic will be May 30, but the facility will remain open five days a week. The Good Health Clinic serves more than 600 Upper Keys residents and employees who document household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, but are unable to qualify for Medicaid.

Toppino supports bird sanctuary

Charley Toppino and Sons/Monroe Concrete, Richard Toppino owner and Rick Gage manager, recently donated and delivered pea-rock and sand to the new bird sanctuary at the Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue Center on Big Pine.

Walters appointed to advisory committee

The Utility Board on April 23 appointed Sandra "Sandy" Walters as the District Three (Shark Key to Sugarloaf Key) representative to KEYS' Advisory Committee. Walters lives on Sugarloaf Key and is an environmental, planning and communications consultant.

In 1998 the board approved the creation of a five-member Advisory Committee, which was designed to provide the Board and KEYS' staff with community input on various issues related to KEYS including generation, distribution, finance, customer service, and new ventures.

Rotary helps Rotary

In the Upper Keys, members of two Rotary clubs are working together for the betterment of their fellow citizens.

The Upper Keys Rotary Club recently presented a $25,000 check to the Key Largo Rotary Club for its assistance and team effort with a successful 2014 Gigantic Nautical Flea Market.

The funds will provide scholarships to help local students -- kids and adults -- to earn a higher education and a better chance to make a positive difference in our world.