Island Currents October 9, 2010

Island Currents October 9, 2010

Old basketball shoes (Stock Island)
Found this on Craig’s List and we had to share with you. Under FREE STUFF, apparently an old NBA star is cleaning out his closet. Just check out this posting:

I have alot of old basketball shoes that i dont want anymore just taking up room in the closet, figure i’ll try to give them away before i throw them out.. they are alll either Nike or Reebok. I would say they have about 60% life in them still. throw them in the wash and they might look good as new. well its free to many to name so come by and take a look. 619 947-5526.

10 1/2-11 size

Hey…anything you help you with your game of hoops. We all know what happened to Jim Wilson during the Rotary Softball picnic in the park event a couple months back!

It only gets better…

Pet White Mouse with cage (Stock Island)
I am looking for someone who wants a little white mouse for a pet. Found him in rental car on vacation and could not throw him out so I bought him a cage and food. He’s cute and sweet. I am a single mom with 3 dogs and can not keep him. Please call 305-434-2411 if you want him. We named him Budde the hitch hiker.

Iguana! At Our Door!
This lizard isn’t listed on Craig’s List. He’s living outside the office! We can’t figure out whether to name him “Biscuit” or grab the pole spear paralyzer. This week, this middle aged invasive species appeared right outside our treehouse of an office behind Duffy’s on Simonton and Truman Ave. Loren Davidson commented on FB, “Maybe he just wants to sell you insurance.” Hmmm….


Donation for Dolphins!
The National Council for Traditional Arts (NCTA) recently presented a generous donation to Dolphin Research Center (DRC).  Over $1500.00 was raised as a portion of the proceeds from the 1st Annual Florida Keys Traditional Music Festival that was organized by the NCTA in January 2010 at Sombrero Resort in Marathon. Area musician Joe Mama presented the check on behalf of the NCTA to DRC President and CEO Rita Irwin and a dolphin named Rainbow.



Fire Safety Month
Story and Photo by Alyson Crean

Key West Mayor Craig Cates proclaimed October 3 through the 9 Fire Prevention Week at last night’s City Commission meeting at Old City Hall. Key West Fire Department inspectors Alan Averette and Peter Malott, along with Division Chief Marcus Delvalle, accepted the award.

The proclamation serves as a reminder that smoke alarms cut the chances of dying in a fire in half. The National Fire Protection Association recommends al least one smoke alarm on every level of a home. And, most importantly, be sure they work!

The Key West Fire Department has been visiting classrooms throughout the city teaching students about fire safety, focusing on this year’s safety theme, “Smoke alarms: a sound you can live with!”



Who You Callin’ Pee Wee?

Photo by Ali Adams, Marathon Parks, and Recreation Department
Alex Perez and Max Troisi are seen here cooling off with Coach Jerry Dieguez at Community Park Monday night, October 4.  All are involved in the Flag Football program run by the Marathon Parks and Recreation Department on Monday and Wednesday nights.  The program introduces youngsters between 5-7 years to the game of football.



Scouts Out and About to Secure those Badges

Story and Photo by Alyson Crean

Members of Boy Scout Troops 578 and 903 came to the Key West City Commission meeting this week working towards their Citizenship in the Community merit badge.

They started with a presentation by the Key West Fire Department, learning about the capabilities of Engine #4, which firefighters parked in front of the historic Old City Hall.

When the meeting began, the scouts led the City Commission in the pledge of allegiance, then learned about local government by watching the commissioners as they considered a number of items.
In photo,
Joey Hughes, a driver/engineer with the Key West Fire Department, gave an overview to members of Boy Scout Troops 578 and 903. The scouts are working on obtaining their Citizenship in the Community merit badge.




Young Artists on Display
Photo by Juan Bernal for Marathon Parks and Recreation Department
The final session of Young Artists at Sombrero Beach ended Saturday, October 2, 2010. Showing off her Picasso-style mask, her Van Gogh swirls, and a portrait of her cat is Sara Bernal, one of the artists who participated in the 4-week program.  Holiday Arts and Crafts will be offered this fall at Community Park Main Pavilion between 9AM-11AM on Saturday mornings on the following dates: Halloween—October 30, Thanksgiving—November 13, and Christmas/Holiday Season—December 4.  For information, call 305-743-6598.



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