Yaniz postpones his 'walk'
City Commissioner Tony Yaniz said he must postpone his "commissioner walk" set for today due to his recovery from a knee injury.
Yaniz is one of four city commissioners who agreed to lead walks around their respective districts as a way to promote exercise and eco-friendly transportation.
City Commissioners Teri Johnston, Jimmy Weekley and Clayton Lopez have already hosted walks this month. Yaniz said Wednesday the new tentative date is April 11.
Yaniz plans to take a group through his district starting at Little Hamaca Park in New Town.
Dead sailor is identified
The body of a sailor the Coast Guard found Monday off Key Largo has been identified as that of Mark Polaschek, 49, of Davenport, Iowa.
The Medical Examiner's Office identified Polaschek through dental records, the Sheriff's Office said.
Polaschek went missing Friday after taking his sailboat out on a solo trip while he, his wife and their child were on vacation. His boat was found Saturday offshore Mile Marker 113 on the Gulf side, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin.
The cause of death hadn't been determined Wednesday.
Conch talk set for Monday
The Save-A-Turtle nonprofit group will feature a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission associate research scientist as guest speaker at its next meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Turtle Hospital, Mile Marker 48.5.
Robert Glazer's presentation, titled "Strategies for Restoring Florida's Conch Population," will cover the status of conch Caribbean-wide. Glazer will discuss strategies for restoring Florida's conch population and how to manage conch to ensure sustainability.
Save-A-Turtle's board meeting will be held prior, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome, organizers said. For questions or more information, call 305-743-9629.