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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM SINCE 1966 • VOLUME 51, NO. 38 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 • $1.25 Islander News Village Manager John Gilbert helped build Key Biscayne services from the ground up written by Kelly Josephsen kjosephsen@islandernews.com photo by the Village The Islander News (USPS #7287) Sept. 20, 2018 Volume 51, No. 38 Published weekly by American Hometown Publishing, 5801 Washington Ave. Ste. 201A, Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406. POSTMATER: Please send address changes to The Islander News, 104 Crandon Bouldevard, Suite 301, Key Biscayne, FL, 33149. ISLANDERNEWS.COM I f it hadn’t been for competition from war-tested pilots. If it hadn’t been for a hiring freeze that stopped an FBI training program in its tracks. If it hadn’t been for a rule that Miami employees had to be 21 to drive city vehicles. If it hadn’t been for all these things, John Gilbert might not have helped vwduw#Nh|#Elvfd|qh!v#=uh#department, might not have become its chief, might not be retiring at the end of the month having reached the pin-nacle of local government as Village Manager. But Gilbert’s career and legacy is not one of “if it hadn’t been.” It is one of recognizing opportunities, using them to the fullest, See GILBERT on page 4 Visit us online for our con-tinunuing coverage during the election season. Scientist Project Join the Citizen Scientist Project tonight at 7 for a lecture by Margaret Miller, Research Director for SECORE International, at the Community Center Lighthouse Room. Lunch with Author Lunch with an Author is at noon today in the Community Center Island Room with speaker Carlos J. Perkinson.Beach cleanup Miami Seaquarium hosts a beach cleanup Saturday from 8-10 a.m. at His-toric Virginia Key Beach. All participants get free admission to the park.Beach workshop The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center hosts a discus-sion on fecal matter in beaches today at 5:30 pm Free concertThe Winter Con-cert Committee presents a free classical music concert by the Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Community Center Island Room. and seeing, always, what could be and working hard to make it so. “I’m not where I’m at because I didn’t use all of the life experiences and opportunities I was given,” Gilbert said. “But when I look at my career as moments in time when I was introduced to opporKEY RETIREMENT 5 THINGS TO KNOW A lasting legacy SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 ND 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M. Fall into the season with $1 oysters, $5-$8 bites and cocktails, Mixology Mix-Off, DJ and more! *Bar & Lounge area only A T T HE R ITZ -C ARLTON K EY B ISCAYNE M IAMI 455 G RAND BAY DRIVE K EY B ISCAYNE FL 33149 [ Š $5-$8 bites and cocktails, Mixology Mix-Off, DJ and more! *Bar & Lounge area only 6DWXUGD\6HSWHPEHUQG‡SPWRSP )DOOLQWRWKHVHDVRQZLWK R\VWHUVELWHVDQG FRFNWDLOV0L[RORJ\0L[2II '-DQGPRUH r%DU/RXQJHDUHDRQO\ $W7KH5LW]&DUOWRQ.H\%LVFD\QH0LDPL‡*UDQG%D\'ULYH.H\%LVFD\QH)/‡ # OLJKWNHHSHUVPLDPL 6DWXUGD\6HSWHPEHUQG‡SPWRSP )DOOLQWRWKHVHDVRQZLWK R\VWHUVELWHVDQG FRFNWDLOV0L[RORJ\0L[2II '-DQGPRUH r%DU/RXQJHDUHDRQO\ $W7KH5LW]&DUOWRQ.H\%LVFD\QH0LDPL‡*UDQG%D\'ULYH.H\%LVFD\QH)/‡ # OLJKWNHHSHUVPLDPL 6DWXUGD\6HSWHPEHUQG‡SPWRSP )DOOLQWRWKHVHDVRQZLWK R\VWHUVELWHVDQG FRFNWDLOV0L[RORJ\0L[2II '-DQGPRUH r%DU/RXQJHDUHDRQO\ $W7KH5LW]&DUOWRQ.H\%LVFD\QH0LDPL‡*UDQG%D\'ULYH.H\%LVFD\QH)/‡ # OLJKWNHHSHUVPLDPL 6DWXUGD\6HSWHPEHUQG‡SPWRSP )DOOLQWRWKHVHDVRQZLWK R\VWHUVELWHVDQG FRFNWDLOV0L[RORJ\0L[2II '-DQGPRUH r%DU/RXQJHDUHDRQO\ $W7KH5LW]&DUOWRQ.H\%LVFD\QH0LDPL‡*UDQG%D\'ULYH.H\%LVFD\QH)/‡ # OLJKWNHHSHUVPLDPL GALLERIES, INC $$ WE BUY $$ HIGHEST PRICES PAID 24 Hr. On Call 800-920-0067 BruceKodner.com Email Us at: info@brucekodner.com CALL BRUCE KODNER 305-949-4545 ALL SIGNED JEWELRY, DIAMONDS & WATCHES • ROLEX • CARTIER • PATEK PHILLIPE • TIFFANY • BVLGARI BUYING MID-CENTURY ANTIQUES FURNITURE & ACCESORIES PAUL EVANS • LAVERNE • NAKASHIMA 10KT. 14KT. 18KT. 22KT GOLD & ESTATE JEWELRY ANTIQUES • SCULPTURES • OIL PAINTINGS FINE ART • GOLD & SILVER COINS & CURRENCY CHINESE, RUSSIAN ART & OBJECTS IMMEDIATE PAYMENT rn *For primary care, cardiology and urology appointments physician and loca tion are subject to availability.  r nrr 3 ,^6^"^! ]E.!d 12 4 5

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 4 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 Summer is almost over! Time to get in shape for Fall! 1H[WZHHNORRNLQ\RXU,VODQGHU1HZV IRURXUVSHFLDOVHFWLRQXSGDWLQJDOO WKH+HDOWK)LWQHVVRSWLRQV ,VODQGUHVLGHQWVKDYH DYDLODEOHWRFRQWLQXH OLYLQJKHDOWK\ 3XEOLVKLQJ6HSWHPEHUWK'HDGOLQHIRUVSDFHLV)ULGD\6HSWHPEHUVW &DOO0DULHOOD2OLYDWRGD\WRUHVHUYH\RXUVSDFH PROLYD#LVODQGHUQHZVFRP Bill Huddleston and John Gilbert started the Key Biscayne Fire-Rescue Department as Chief and Deputy Chief. Photo courtesy VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE tunities, I never thought I would get to this place. “I never thought I’d be watching a building be constructed wkdw#zrxog#eh#d#'58#ploolrq#=uh#loss. I never thought starting a qhz#=uh#ghsduwphqw#zrxog#ohdg#to an internationally-recognized service. I never thought I’d take 78 individuals to New York City on September 12. I owe a lot to this community and the friends who have supported me, and I hope I never let them down.”A fateful classied ad Before all that, Gilbert had a dream many young men enter-tain: He wanted to be a pilot. “What stopped me was timing,” he said. “There were military operations in the Far East, and pilots with military experience were coming out in droves. They were the ones getting the jobs.” He looked to another interest: law enforcement. He met with FBI recruiters, and after graduating in 1971 headed to Washington D.C., started FBI training, enrolled at Georgetown and began his new life. Then, a Nixon-era program gxeehg#Zkls#Lq>dwlrq#Qrz#wrrn#hrruhg#e|#krz#pxfk#prqh|#wkdw#lv/#dqg#L!p#pruh#>rruhg#e|#wkh#idfw#wkdw#p|#idwkhu#lv#d#=uh=jkwhu#for the City of Miami, and he’s never said a word to me,” Gilbert recalled. His dad’s reason? He didn’t zdqw#wr#eh#dq#xqgxh#lq>xhqfh1#Kdg#lw#ehhq#d#txlhw#h#L#zdv#vhqw#rq#bomb training, I got to go under-cover,” he said. “We saw so many crazy things.” He later segued to supervisory roles, and then retired from the City. But he was far from done: North Miami Beach recruited Gilbert for its police department to help start a SWAT medic program similar to one he helped form in Miami. It was rewarding work that he enjoyed – but then he got a call from a friend that would change the trajectory of his career.Starting something new #P|#=uvw#h{srvxuh#wr#Nh|# Biscayne was as a cop,” Gilbert said. “I got a call from one of the detectives in North Miami Ehdfk#vd|lqj/# Gr#|rx#nqrz#Nh|#Elvfd|qh#lv#klulqj#fhuwl=hg#srolfh#r?fhuv#dqg#=uh=jkwhuv#iru#d#combined public safety unit?’ The qh{w#gd|#L#jrw#r<#gxw|#dqg#guryh#down.” He met with HR Director Carolyn Greaves, now retired. She asked Gilbert if he could have an application in by 5 p.m. – her deadline was fast approaching – and he did just that. However, fate would again lqwhuyhqh=#Nh|#uhvlghqwv#yrwhg#wr#irup#d#=uh#ghsduwphqw/#dqg#wkh#frpelqhg#srolfh2=uh#rswlrq#zdv#eliminated. However, Gilbert’s future with the Village was not: a iruphu#Pldpl#=uh#ohdghu#qdphg#Bill Huddleston stepped up to become the founding chief on the Nh|/#dqg/##Kh#fdoohg#dqg#dvnhg/# ‘Would you like to help me start d#qhz#=uh#ghsduwphqwB!$#L#vdlg/#‘Absolutely,’” Gilbert recalled. Huddleston started May 17, 5336>#Jloehuw/#vhtxhvwhuhg#lq#d#safe house with North Miami Beach SWAT to ride out the trial of William Lozano, a cop charged with killing a motorcyclist, joined him a week later. “On May 24, we didn’t have answers – we had challenges,” he said. “We had xqwlo#Rfwrehu#4#wr#wdnh#ryhu#doo#=uh#activities – building, equipment, personnel, training.” Gilbert and Huddleston conyhqhg#lq#wkh#r?fh#ri#wkhq0Pdq djhu#Vdp#Nlvvlqjhu1##Kh#vkrzhg#ph#wkh#r?fh#vhwxs/#zlwk#wzr#vhfoxghg#r?fhv#dqg#rqh#uhfhs wlrq#r?fh/$#kh#uhfdoov1##Zh#hdfk#zhqw#lqwr#dq#r?fh#dqg#forvhg#wkh#door. We knew he was going to take care of the administrative side and I was going to take control of the operational side. We never said a word.” Deputy Chief Gilbert and Chief Huddleston soon gained more than an uncanny ESP: an essen-tial ally. Then-Council member Fol<#Eurg|/#d#fuxfldo#dgyrfdwh#iru#vwduwlqj#Nh|#Elvfd|qh#Iluh0Uhv fxh/#rdphv#were consuming the tower. Lw#zdv#wkh#=uvw#wlph#Nh|#Elv cayne activated aid agreements with the City and County, and the blaze led to that $25 million loss Gilbert recalls so vividly. “The developer said that with a building under-construction, everything afterwards – every crack – is seen as a result of the =uh/#vr#wkh|#pdgh#wkh#ghflvlrq#to implode the building. It was a very spectacular ending.” Gilbert and Huddleston worked through the challenges and gained trust by being transparent – in the early days, they’d stand before Council with full-blown after-action reports on major calls – and by being present, staying and checking with continued from 1 GILBERT See GILBERT on page 16

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 6 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 COMMERCIAL Business Offices from 200 SQFT Recently Renovated Common Areas Newly refurbished officesJorge Barbontin / Real Estate Manager (786) 412-1571 Professional Office Building, Totally Remodeled Conference Center Ample Parking Competitive Lease RatesAmenities Free WIFI Access240 CRANDONKey Biscayne Insert Your Logo Here Today’s Lunch with an Author features short stories in English and Spanish Making people think is the goal of this month’s guest speaker at the community center’s Lunch with an Author series, as Carlos Perkinson presents his latest book entitled: 50 Short Stories in both Spanish and English today at noon in the Island Room. Born in Venezuela, the 62-yearold Key resident has written three books while balancing a com-sohwho|#gl
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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 8 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 Budget season is upon us, and this week wkh#Frxqflo#vlwv#ehwzhhq#lwv#=uvw#khdulqj#odvw#zhhn#dqg#lwv#fkdqfh#wr#=qdol}h#wkh#document next Tuesday. Zlwk#wkdw#lq#plqg/#khuh#duh#wkuhh# things we’d like to see this week: Pruh#vshfl=fv#rq#elj#surmhfwvWkh#sursrvhg#exgjhw#grfxphqw# kljkoljkwv#vrph#ri#wkh#elj#xqghu wdnlqjv#wkh#Frxqflo#lv#orrnlqj#dw#iru# wkh#=vfdo#|hdu#dkhdg=#xqghujurxqg#xwlolw|#planning, Key Biscayne Community Fhqwhu#h{sdqvlrq/#ehdfk#uhvwrudwlrq/#Vdih#Urxwhv#wr#Vfkrro/#oleudu|#xsjudghv/#hwf1# Zkloh#doo#ri#wkhvh#surmhfwv#kdyh#ehhq# discussed at length in the community, pdq|#uhpdlq#lq#wkdw#qhexorxv##ghflvlrq#pending” phase. 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The Life & Times of Key Biscayne, Florida Published every Thursday. Deadlines: Display Advertising 5 p.m. Friday; œ6 F^^Pœ'c R!œH"XC^^Pœ' x8œR!œRœœR! œœXp'hœDœX,œ hœœF'œ'œ^ BAElR[R[~H"ŠlXp~8x"DABVF"‘8p‘R"X,HDDBEJVh5[R"WDAFnDGBnDDDDV,WDAFnDGBnFAFBV8pHR"lR"‹p^[PVCABIHHl8.5xpl"p"lŠ"XP"l8R5[P"x[‹Rh~H8p58R.X8R^ PUBLISHERDl'X&^BD'œ!^EDITORF'DX&^BCœ!^ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVEPœœ[ œX&^BB œœ!^ DESIGNERTheresa Trenkampœœ^SUBSCRIPTIONS,œœŠœX&^BAœœœ!^CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING,œœŠœX&^BAœœœ!^ EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS"œœX!œœ!^BEACHCOMBINGSF'DX&^BCœ!^CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS,œœŠœX&^BAœœœ!^ Is it all about the beaches? 3 THINGS WE WANT TO SEE HAPPEN THIS WEEK 12 3 Editorial by Islander News Publisher JUSTO REY

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 9 opinion Florida State Facts 1 of 35 Florida is one of 35 states with online registration with a valid government issued ID and your Social Security number. 67 Counties in Florida, each with its own Election Department and rules for registration. Reach out to your County’s Election Department for more information. Online Get more information about voter registration in Florida at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. Miami-Dade Facts Many options y)5)#)register: public libraries, MiamiDade.gov/elections, by mail, all DMV locations, state public assistance agencies (call 305-499-8363), at the Election Department, 2700 Northwest 87th Avenue. Updates O It is important to update your registration after a move or name change. O Remember to update your signature every four years! Key Biscayne Facts Registration Key Biscayne Library is one of many local spots 5" tion easy and convenient. Paper forms y)5"^q ish and Creole on Tuesdays, noon 8 p.m., and online voter registration; and will mail the form to the Election Supervisor at no charge. Year-round i5"~require a library card or membership to register! USE YOUR VOICE SEPTEMBER 25 S‹m)`y)dŒdy))) "dŒ)#dŒ)))#dqdy"d Advice on Aging Our veterans – the other seniors Fort Leonard Wood, outside of St. Louis, Missouri, was where my cousin graduated from Army boot camp. She had joined the elite M.P. unit and is training in the Crime Investigation Division (CID). I was honored to be invited, and joined her mother (a retired Army General), her father (a retired Army Colonel), and her grand-mother (a retired General’s wife). For two days we were surrounded by patriotism and pride in our country and its warriors. During this time I saw many seniors…most of them veterans. Because I can’t help myself, I would approach some of these men and ask if they had heard of Veterans Aid & Attendance. Not one said yes! This is infuriating to me, but before I go crazy with exclamation marks, let me ex-plain “Vets Aid & Attendance.” This program resides within the Veterans Administration, which allows veterans who served during wartime to receive up to $2,200 for care when they become ill. It also allows a widow of the vet to receive up $1,100 a month if she becomes ill. Loo#lv#gh=qhg#dv#lpsdluphqw#ri# two of your seven “Activities of Daily Living (ADL).” An ADL is gh=qhg#dv#frrnlqj/#hdwlqj/#vkrz ering, toiletry…the regular things we do easily when we’re healthy. In other words, if you served in the Armed Forces during wartime, |rx#duh#holjleoh#iru#ehqh=wv#iurp#the VA should you become ill. Yet, none of the vets I talked to were aware of this! Why? Because the VA doesn’t inform them. A Vietnam Vet who is a client of Parent Your Parents had no H. FRANCES REAVES See REAVES on page 10

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 11 rnrr r n nn n  €‚ƒ n‚ ‚ €‚ƒ n„ƒ ‚   n…†  ‡ˆ ‰„Š n‹† Realizing the Power of Potential Œ€‚  Œ       nnn €‚ƒ‚„ rr‚…‚€‚„‚r †‡€‚ƒ‚„ „„‚ˆ€ 12697 GUL_KeyBiscayneIslanderOctober2018.indd 1 9/11/18 3:43 PM One of the many positive effects of technology is the ease of making connections. That’s what happened over a year ago when Vanessa Espino reached out to friends to start a WhatsApp group to exchange opinions and ideas and get in-formed about our complex and often confusing politics. The PerSisters have grown to over 100 participants, together creating articles, opinion pieces, infor-mation about upcoming events, fundraisers for various causes and more. What technology lacks is being added in a PerSisters meeting Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Key Biscayne Community Center. Meeting face-to-face, learning about new technology, and making connections between phone numbers, faces and issues discussed on the chat is the focus. Along with voter registration and candidate information, the meeting will let all PerSisters (and eurwkhuv,#ohduq#vshfl=fv#derxw#volunteer opportunities and new technology to engage, get infor-mation about upcoming ballot amendments, etc. Organizers say the best part of the meeting will be experiencing that jolt of energy wkdw#frphv#iurp#=oolqj#d#urrp#with ideas and initiative. For more information call or text 796-367-6829. Local leaders temporarily set a higher tax rate of 3.25 at their =uvw#exgjhw#khdulqj#Vhswhpehu#44/#doorzlqj#>h{lelolw|#wr#udlvh#wd{hv#but only if it’s clear a legitimate need exists. They’ll decide at a =qdo#khdulqj#Wxhvgd|/#Vhswhpehu#25 at 6 p.m. in the Council Cham-bers. Vice Mayor Frank Caplan made the motion for a 3.25 rate, but he and others said they may keep the 3.0 rate on which Village Manager Andrea Agha based her proposed budget. Going to 3.25 would add about $2.5 million in revenue, and Ca-plan noted, “We just added about 27 items that are expensive, and we have not touched the Capital Improvements Plan.” Caplan said the rate is purely a mathematical question of what will cover operational and capital needs. “Don’t misunderstand my suggestion to be a predicate on how I will vote on millage,” he said. “If the numbers come back and support 3.0, that’s where it’s going to be for me.” Once the Council sets a tax rate lw#lwv#=uvw#exgjhw#khdulqj/#lw#fdq#lower it at the second hearing, but raising it takes a complicated and expensive process. Several local leaders said that’s why they agreed to the higher rate Septem-ber 11, and they’ll look for ways to stay at 3.0: “We just have to sharpen our pencils for the next time,” said Council member Luis de la Cruz. Mayor Mayra Pena Lindsay said, “I don’t think we added enough projects to justify an increase, and bigger projects haven’t even gone Tax rate is up to 3.25 for now – but Council may go with 3.0 through the Request for Proposal phase;” Council member Katie Petros added, “I’m much closer philosophically to keeping our rate the same.” Agha’s proposed $34.1 million budget covers operating costs via $34.5 million in revenues, but she said the proposed CIP “is not comprehensive of all our wishes” – it covers contractual-ly-obligated project and a renewal and replacement program for scheduled expenditures. That includes the balance of a buried utilities master plan contract ($450,000), matching funds for a Safe Routes to School grant ($145,000), lighting the Key Elvfd|qh#N0;#Fhqwhu#edoo=hog#dqg#court ($375,000) the renewal and replacement program ($750,000), acquisition of the Village Hall parking lot ($1.4 million) and pump station upgrades ($350,000). Not funded are Community Center expansion plans, entry eorfn#dftxlvlwlrq/#d#qhz#=uh#truck, Mastha Bridge mainte-nance, beach and dune resto-ration, and 530 Crandon develop-ment, though the Council asked Agha to return the 530 Crandon project to the CIP for the second hearing. Even at that, there is a funding gh=flw1#Djkd#vdlg#rswlrqv#iru#closing it include deferring proj-ects, using the Working Capital Uhvhuyh#olqh/#=qdqflqj/#udlvlqj#the millage rate, or a mix of those. written by Kelly Josephsen kjosephsen@islandernews.com Become a PerSister (or brother) at Saturday meeting Follow us on Instagram @kbislandernews

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 12 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 r rnr r €‚ƒ„…††‡ ˆr† rr†† rr‰ Šr rr † ‹rˆŒ ‰‡rr r †‡ ˆr rŽ† ‘‘Š‘’ ‹“ˆ r r” †n“r ‹‰ r rr† • “ n‡“r‰†“ ˆrr r† ‡Šr rˆrrrr rr ˆrr††•ˆ–ˆ ‘r•r r† Šn‡r ‰ˆ† r r† ”r—r —r r† rrrrr  rr † ™ˆ –ˆ ˆ ˆ r † †r ršrr – rr † r ˆr † ‡r ‰Šrˆr †rrˆ ”r † ‡ ‰ƒr›‚ rˆƒ‚‚ rn’ ˆrˆrr rnn † “ r™ œ› œƒrr† nr rr r r rrr † n‡ ˆrr r„ r r“† r“r ’r†r  r Get Election Ready at upcoming Mayoral, Council candidate forums There are a pair of Mayoral debates and a Village Council Candidates Forum coming up for residents to learn about the candidates prior to Election Day November 6. The Islander News and Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce host a Village Council Candidates Forum Thursday, October 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Council Cham-bers. Islander News Publisher Justo Rey said, “We are thrilled to help voters make an educated decision in these important elections. Whether they join us live or by zdwfklqj#rq#WY/#zh!uh#frq=ghqw#residents will get the information they need to make their choices.” Chamber Chair Paola Padovan said, “The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce is very excited to present these events in conjunc-tion with The Islander News This is a great opportunity for our community to come together and listen to the candidates’ stances on the very important issues d
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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 13 Middle School Campus, 2045 South Bayshore Drive Upper School Campus, 3575 Main Highway Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 305 250 6875 | www.ransomeverglades.org Founded 1903 A Private School with a Public Purpose Learn. Serve. Explore. Excel. MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 5DQVRP(YHUJODGHVR'HUVDJHQHURXV(QDQFLDODLGSURJUDPWRensure the enrollment of a diverse and talented student body.RSVP required online at www.ransomeverglades.orgGo to “Admission” and “Visit RE” UPPER SCHOOL ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE Thursday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. Meet the Candidates T HE I SLANDER N EWS AND THE K EY B ISCAYNE C HAMBER OF C OMMERCE WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING TWO V ILLAGE ELECTION EVENTS M EET THE C ANDIDATES WHO WILL HELP SHAPE OUR V ILLAGE ’ S F UTURE +++ VILLAGE COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM +++ T HURSDAY O CTOBER 4 TH AT 6:00 – 8:00 P M -HIIUH\$XJXVWR*RQ]DOH]/XLV/DXUHGR(GZDUG/RQGRQ,JQDFLR6HJXUROD7RQ\:LQWRQ 0LFKDHO 'DYH\ /XLV/XFKR GHOD&UX] +++++ MAYORAL DEB ATE +++++ T HURSDAY O CTOBER 11 TH 6:00 – 8:00 P M BOTH EVENTS HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER 560 CRANDON BOULEVARD UHDURI)LUH6WDWLRQ S EATING IS LIMITED Mashta Drive home is damaged after fkhplfdov#lqwhudfw/#vsdun#=uh#lq#fdusruw D#=uh#wkdw#gdpdjhg#d#Pdvkwd# Gulyh#krph#wklv#zhhnhqg#zdv#fdxvhg#e|#vrphwklqj#doo0wrr0hdv|#wr#plvv=#wkh#pl{lqj#ri#fkhplfdov#iurp#frqvwuxfwlrq#pdwhuldov1 Ghsxw|#Iluh0Uhvfxh#Fklhi# Pdufrv#Rvrulr#vdlg#=uh=jkwhuv#uhvsrqghg#wr#wkh#krph#odvw#Iulgd|#durxqg#43#s1p1#D#vlvwhu#dqg#eurwkhu#dqg#wkhlu#iulhqg#vphoohg#vprnh/#dqg/##Wkh|#zdonhg#rxwvlgh#dqg#vdz#wkdw#wkh#fdusruw#zdv#ixoo|#lqyroyhg1$ Kh#vdlg#wkh#Nh|#Zhvw0vw|oh# krph#zdv#xqghujrlqj#d#uhgr#ri#lwv#zrrghq#edoodvwv/#vr#fdqv#ri#dfhwrqh/#vroyhqwv#dqg#rwkhu#fkhplfdov#zhuh#fryhuhg#zlwk#d#wdus#lq#wkh#jdudjh1##Wkh#dfhwrqh#lqwhudfwhg#zlwk#wkh#vroyhqwv/#zklfk#fuhdwhv#udslg#r{lgdwlrq/$#kh#vdlg1##Wkdw#fuhdwhv#d#khdw#dqg#ljqlwlrq#vrxufh/#dqg#fdq#fdwfk#=uh1$ Lw!v#iruwxqdwh#wkh#uhvlghqwv#zhuh# krph#dqg#xvhg#dq#h{wlqjxlvkhu#dqg#krvh#wr#nqrfn#grzq#wkh#>dphv#diwhu#fdoolqj#<44/#kh#vdlg1#Erwk#Nh|#Elvfd|qh#xqlwv#dqg#d#Pldpl#xqlw#uhvsrqghg#wr#ixoo|#h{wlqjxlvk#wkh#=uh#dqg#fkhfn#iru#h{srvxuh#lqwr#wkh#dwwlf#dqg#krph1 #Wkhuh#zdv#vrph#shqhwudwlrq# ehwzhhq#wkh#fdusruw#dqg#lqvlgh#ri#wkh#krxvh#gxh#wr#wkh#vl}h#dqg#lq0whqvlw|/#exw#lw#zdv#vprnh#dqg#qrw# =uh/$#kh#vdlg/#dgglqj#wkh#lqflghqw#fdxvhg#'63/333#lq#gdpdjh#exw#wkh#krph#lv#kdelwdeoh1 Rvrulr#dgghg#rqh#orfdo#=uh0 =jkwhu#zdv#wudqvsruwhg#zlwk#khdw#h{kdxvwlrq/#exw#lv#uhfryhulqj1 Kh#dgghg#wkh#uhvsrqvh#zhqw# shuihfwo|/#exw#wkhuh#duh#ohvvrqv#ohduqhg1##Lw#zdv#wkh#=uvw#=uh#zlwk#rxu#qhz#txlqw/#zklfk#rshudwhg#vshfwdfxoduo|1#Zh#frxogq!w#eh#surxghu#ri#wkh#qhz#wuxfn/$#kh#vdlg1##Zh!uh#yhu|#surxg#ri#wkh#fuhzv#dqg#wkhlu#delolw|#wr#kdqgoh#lw#zlwk#wkh#wzr#Nh|#Elvfd|qh#xqlwv/#dqg#wkh#Flw|#glg#d#skhqrphqdo#mre#ri#dvvlvwlqj#xv#zlwk#wkh#lqmxuhg#=uh=jkwhu1$ Rvrulr#xujhg#krphrzqhuv#wr# uhdg#odehov#ri#fkhplfdov#dqg#nqrz#li#wkh|!uh#>dppdeoh#dqg#krz#wkh|#lqwhudfw1#Kh#vdlg#qrw#wr#wkurz#fohdqlqj#udjv#lq#d#sloh/#dv#wkh|#fdq#eh#dq#ljqlwlrq#vrxufh1 Dv#iru#wkh#=uh#ghsduwphqw/# lw#zrxog#kdyh#khoshg#wr#kdyh#htxlsphqw#wr#fkhfn#zkhwkhu#wkh#lqmxuhg#=uh=jkwhu#zdv#vx
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PAGE 14 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 ISLANDER NEWS • #tasteofkeybiscayne HOURS: BREAKFAST & LUNCH Monday Friday: 8am-8pmSat: 9am to 2pm | Sun: Closed. Located inside the Key Biscaynecommunity center, is a grab & go concept for the whole family. @thecornercoffeepantry thecornercoffeepantry CONTACT US: thecornercoffeeandpantry@gmail.com | 1-(786) 420-2666 # tasteoeybiscayne Positive attitude makes Frank Smith a customer favorite Guests at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Miami will probably never see bartender Frank Smith without a smile on his face – and klv#srvlwlyh#dwwlwxgh#uxev#r<#rq#those around him. Smith, who got his start in the culinary industry after an uncle introduced him to the business, said he’s found his passion work-ing with customers. He aims to share his joie de vivre with those around him, making him a shuihfw#=w#ehklqg#wkh#bar at The Ritz. Name: Frank Smith Current job: Bartender Question: Where were you born? Answer: Falmouth, Jamaica Q: Where do you live now? A: Kendall Q: How did you get your start in the culinary industry? A: I studied agricultural science in a technical high school and diwhu#=qlvklqj#L#zdv#krph#iru#d# few months. I have an uncle who used to work in the hospitality industry. He introduced me to the business. Q: What is your “secret to success?” A: The secret to my success is always having a positive attitude, being happy and smiling. Q: What’s your proudest moment in your career? A: The proudest moment in my career is when I was selected to work in Austria for three months. Q: Any funny or embarrassing stories you can share? A: Most of my embarrassing stories is when I try to prevent someone from drinking too much and they’re acting silly. Q: What do you love most about your career? A: The thing I love most about my career is the people. Seeing them over and over and really Frank Smith keeps customers happy with a smile as he serves drinks at The Ritz. Submitted Restaurant See SMITH on page 15

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ISLANDER NEWS • #tasteofkeybiscayne THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 15 Classic Italian Cuisine 180 Crandon Blvd | Key Biscayne, FL 33149 | (786) 773-3633 Mon-Thu 6pm to 10:30pm • Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm • Closed Sunday lascalakb.com Join us for an unforgettable night at Key Biscayne’s most authentic Italian eatery. SIMPLE | SEASONAL | ITALIAN getting to know them is a won-derful experience. Q: If you had to choose one meal, what would it be? A: D#=vk#glvk1# Q: If you had to make a recipe or dish for yourself, what would be your favorite recipe? A: Fresh Snapper prepared with okra, pepper, onions, tomatoes and Jamaican water crackers. Q: What is your favorite junk food? A: Coconut chocolate bar. Q: Is there any food you absolutely don’t like? A: Meatloaf. Q: What do you like to do in your free time? A: I love to be outdoors and work on my garden. Q: What’s your favorite part about working in Key Biscayne? A: I love working by the ocean. It is so quiet and peaceful. Q: What would people be surprised to know about you? A: I think one of the things people don’t know about me is my love for agricultural science and animals. Q: What’s your advice for someone just starting in your profession? A: To love what you do! You have to be patient, stay humble and most importantly, be happy and positive. continued from 14 SMITH Cantina margaritas and tacos. A watermelon cocktail is one of the specialty drinks at the Ritz. Submitted photos

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 16 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 Oktoberfest Key Biscayne Lions Club Friday, September 28th, 2018 7:00 pm – Midnight Key Biscayne Beach Club | 685 Ocean Drive German Beer | Bratwurst | Sauerkraut | Potato Salad Wine and more Food Served Until 10:00 pm OKTOBERFEST MUSIC PROVIDED Tickets available at the door and from any Lions Club MemberAll You Can Eat & Drink!Public Invited!Adults $30 per person Children ages 12-8 $10 Children under 12 Free Village of Key Biscayne 2IFHRIWKH9LOODJH&OHUN PUBLIC NOTICEThe Village of Key Biscayne proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA ADOPTING THE BUDGETS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2018 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 200.065 (TRIM BILL); PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.$3XEOLF+HDULQJRQWKHUVWUHDGLQJRIWKLVSURSRVHG2UGLQDQFHKDVbeen scheduled by the Village Council for Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Council Chamber, 560 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida and the Public Hearing on the second reading of this Ordinance has been scheduled by the Village Council for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Council Chamber, 560 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida.Interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. A copy of the SURSRVHGRUGLQDQFHPD\EHREWDLQHGDW9LOODJH+DOO2IFHRIWKHVillage Clerk, 88 West McIntyre Street, Suite 220, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the Village Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105). Jennifer Medina, CMCVillage Clerk patients’ families as often as needed, and taking every chance to educate the public, “The com-munity started seeing the value in our work.”A world-class department That momentum continued, and the recognition grew to a national level. Gilbert led a process to earn international accreditation, an elite honor the department maintains today. He also got involved with Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Taskforce, a multiagency group that responds to disasters the world over. “It was the beginning of establishing ourselves to do vrph#ri#wkh#prvw#gl?fxow#zrun#lq#wkh#=uh#vhuylfh#wkdw#L#kdyh#hyhu#been part of,” Gilbert said. Never was that more poignant than on September 11, 2001. He knew as soon as the second tower fell that he and other members of the USAR team would be dispatched, and quickly. And soon, Gilbert learned he zrxog#qrw#rqo|#vhqg#=yh#ri#klv#30-person department, he would be taskforce leader for a crew of over 70. Originally, they were sent to the Pentagon, then called to replace a team at Ground Zero. They would spend over 20 days there helping with rescue and recovery. “I was humbled, but scared a little bit – this crew and this re-sponse were mine,” Gilbert said. “It was a big moment for me, and a big moment for Key Biscayne.”A new opportunity Over the years, Gilbert conwlqxhg#exloglqj#wkh#=uh#ghsduw ment’s stellar reputation and also took on extra duties. When for-mer Police Chief Michael Flaherty retired, he led a combined po-olfh0=uh#sxeolf#vdihw|#xqlw1#Gxulqj#a transition for Public Works, he was acting director. And, when Chip Iglesias resigned as Man-ager, Gilbert was named interim during the search for a successor. While he notes, “I didn’t set out to become Village Manager,” he was encouraged by colleagues to apply, and was the Village Coun-cil’s pick, starting the job in 2011. He brought his own style, which quickly drew attention from late Council member Jim Taintor. “After a meeting, Jim showed me a piece of paper and said, ‘This is the number of times you spoke, and there’s a zero!’” Gilbert recalls. “I told him, ‘It’s not my meeting, it’s your meeting.’ The Pdqdjhu#lv#qrw#wkhuh#wr#srqwl= cate, but to provide information.” And to implement policy: Gilbert left each meeting with a sdg#ri#sdshu#=oohg#zlwk#gluhfwlyhv1#His philosophy was simple: Listen wr#wkh#Frxqflo#dqg#zrun#zlwk#vwd<#to carry out its will. “I still believe in that,” he said. “The policy-makers should feel comfortable giving direction and having the expectation that their wishes will be carried out.” While there were frustrations – “You have to understand it’s going to be discussed on the dais, and then the next morning, it’s going to be discussed again at the Oasis,” Gilbert laughed – they were outweighed by the rewards ri#=qlvklqj#surmhfwv#olnh#ehdfk#restoration, a dog park and pocket park, etc.; and by working with elected leaders who genuinely care about the community. “In my heart I’ve always believed that to a person they have the community’s best interest in mind. It may get frustrating at times, but I never looked at any one of them thinking this was motivated by a self-serving idea. It was never like that, and I hope it never is.”The next phase Now, after spending the last six weeks of his career as an advisor to new Manager Andrea Agha, Gilbert says he’s ready to pursue the interests he put on a back burner as work took precedence. While he has hopes for the community to which he devoted over 25 years – he’d like to see decisions on projects like buried utilities and beach restoration – he said, “I’ve run the race. I’m convinced I have crossed the =qlvk#olqh1#L!p#qrw#orrnlqj#edfn1#L#want to try things that have been rq#p|#plqg#iru#|hduv/#dqg#=qg#that point where it’s about less stress and more enjoyment.” That involves a move to Lake Tahoe, a place where he can enjoy all four seasons and “not get in my vehicle and feel like I just stepped into a 300-degree oven;” and activities like sailing, diving, running and paddling. “I can’t tell you why I didn’t do those things here,” Gilbert mused. “When I was here, my mind was here. When I’m there, my mind is there.” While he has family in South Florida, he’s planning to bring his kids and grandkids out west over school vacations, and said he moves into the next phase of his life feeling fortunate all around. “I have been very, very blessed both with my professional life and my private life,” he said. “Because of the paths I took, it was very easy for me to say I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Am I a cop, or am L#d#=uhpdqB#Dp#L#d#Yloodjh#Pdq djhu#ru#Sxeolf#Vdihw|#GluhfwruB#Qrz/#L#=qdoo|#kdyh#dq#dqvzhu/#even though it’s taken me 46 years: I want to be retired. #Lw!v#ehhq#d#whuul=f#uxq#vr#idu1# Let’s see what the next 25 years bring.” continued from 4 GILBERT “ I have been very, very blessed both with my professional life and my private life. It’s been a ter-ul=f#uxq#vr#idu1#Ohw!v#see what the next 25 years bring.” — John Gilbert

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 17 Esslinger • Wooten • Maxwell, Inc. Realtors 644 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 email: ocamgrp@gate.net Dir: 305.365.3676 www.ocampogroup.com Fax: 305.365.3973 rnr r€€‚ƒnr„… „ 2,950,000!rn„†„‡ˆ‰Š‹ŒƒŽ‡„‘ ƒ’  ƒ“ŒƒƒŒ”‚Žƒ’ „‚ˆƒ€„r ŽˆŽˆ„€”€‚ƒˆƒ  949,000!rn„’ŽˆƒŒƒ‚ƒŒ•ˆƒ€’“Žƒn‡†„rŽˆŽˆ”‚Žƒ’ „‚ˆƒ€ƒ‡–ƒŒ“„“Œƒ „„„—ƒ•Žˆƒ”ƒƒƒ’Žƒnr‚“€ƒ™’’““€ƒ™ƒ‚ƒ“ˆƒƒƒ‚€ƒƒ’š„— rnƒˆˆnr„†ƒ™€ˆƒŒ—r‰‹Œ ƒŒ€”€‚ƒ„r“’†‡Žˆƒ‡r„ rr—ƒ•‚“€ƒ™„†n‡†’Ž „“ƒƒ 688,000!r›‡‰›‡ˆ† †r—nr‰‚’Ž—r r „–ƒœ—nŒ‡ˆ r €”€‚ƒ‚ƒŒŽˆ‚“ƒˆŽƒ€‡‡”‚ŽƒˆƒŒ„‡r „‚““ˆ’Ž‡„—ƒ‡rŽƒn‡†r †„r“Ž „ˆƒƒšš„— 659,000!r‰‰Ÿn„r‡† ˆ„‡„„rŽˆŽˆr ”‚Žƒ’„r„rƒƒ—–ƒ“ƒŒ‡r„“€nr  ƒ€€ˆ‡„r—‡r„„„‡ˆƒ 299,000! nr›‡ƒƒŒ›–ƒŒ“„‡r„r „ˆ‚“€ƒƒƒ“ŒƒƒŒ’¡‘„ƒƒ’–Žn—Œ‡„—r‡„’”Œ‚ƒn‚”ƒ‡‡ƒƒŽ“ƒ„‡„‚ƒŒˆ‚ƒƒ’‡„„ˆ“Žƒ““ƒˆ’” ‡¢„„ r„„„—”‚”ˆŒ“ƒƒ„—‡„ 899,000!nr£n„“¢„‡ˆ’ƒ„„ƒ’Žƒ™€ˆƒr„‡r ’Œ’ƒr‡‚ƒƒ‡‰Ÿ¤r †„rƒŒ€”€‚ƒ£ƒƒr„€”‰ƒŒ„ €‚ƒ¡‡rr„–ˆŒ’„ƒ€ “‡ƒƒ‚ƒƒˆŒŽ ˆŒ ƒ„r‡„‡€€“ƒ„—‡„ 474,000!‰‰nrˆ’n„†„ ‡„ƒ’n——rr‡„r‡„r‡„‚“Žƒ“ƒ‚ƒƒr „„r€ƒŒ”‚Žƒ’ „‚ˆƒ€ƒŒ’r †„¢“Œƒ–ˆŒ“ƒƒ‡„„ œr€€ƒ 349,000!nr‰‰ n—‡„—“Ž† †r„„ ˆr‡„r‡„r‡„Š‰r †„ ƒ„„—‡† r„ r †„r† œr¡‡rr„“ƒƒnˆŒƒƒ‚ˆ “œ‚ˆ¦¦„ƒ‡ˆƒ”ƒŒnˆƒ‡ƒƒ‡ƒƒ‚ƒƒnƒˆnn‘ƒ 290,000! r‰‰™ƒ“ƒ„„‡„ˆŽƒƒ™€ˆƒn„rn—‡„—ƒ’†Žr r”‚Žƒ’ „‚ˆƒ€„r„rƒƒ‡„ŽˆŽˆ–‚r¡—–ˆŒ’“ƒƒ‚„rœ‡„„ —‡‡„†r„ ‡‡nr‡† “€rr— 1,999!nr‰‰„„ rˆ’‡„‡rn—ƒ’‡‡‡„’Œ’r—r ‡“ƒƒ ƒr‡„‡ƒŽ€€“ƒŽƒƒƒˆƒƒš„— 3,590! rr  rŽ“ƒƒ“ŒƒƒŒ‡„ˆˆƒ‡ŽŽˆŽˆ‚Žƒ’Ž„r„r€€‚ƒƒ€ƒŒƒ –Ž“œ‡€ˆ“–Œƒƒ‚‚‡€‚Ž  ƒ‡r€Œ’“ƒ‚ƒŒn‡†‡rn“ƒ“–ƒŽ€€Œ–’ƒ–ƒ““ˆ“’ƒƒ”“™“ˆ““ƒˆ€ƒ“–ƒ¤‹‰Š “Žƒ¢ 7,999! ›n„rr—r‡r„ƒ„„rr—ˆŽƒŒˆ„ƒ™€ˆƒr¡”‚Žƒ–Ž“n †„Žƒ“ˆ‰‰‡r„‡„„Œƒ“‡r‡„ œr„ršr 4,799!r„ „ƒ’‡n‡†ƒ“ŒƒƒŒˆ’‚€ƒŽƒ–ƒŒ“Œ„rŽƒƒŽƒ€„„ –Ž“nƒˆˆ”‚Žƒ„‚Œ‡r„rˆ–ƒƒƒ–ƒ€€ƒ‚ƒŒ 4,299! „rr„†„‡ˆ„rŽˆŽˆ‰››Ÿ r †„ˆ†„„r”‚Žƒ’Ž „‚ˆƒ€Œ„r„r€€‚ƒ–ƒ–Œ–Ž“nr€„€”€‚ƒ§ƒŽƒ“‡¨rŽ‡„nrrƒƒ„—† 2,850! † 2,750! nr›r‡„„ rƒ’€ƒŒˆ nnŒ‡“ŒŽˆŽˆ ”‚Žƒ‡r‚ƒŽˆŽˆrƒ„‡œˆƒ€’“Žƒn‡†  ‡r„r „“€nr‘„„—ƒ•ˆ€“ƒ¡‡rr„€‚ƒ 3,999!• Ranked Among the Top 1/2% of Realtors Nationwide • EWM Chairman’s Club Diamond Level 2007 through 2017 • Career sales over 375 million • Highest Number of Closed Units EWM Key Biscayne Office 2007 through 2017 • Ranked among the Top Producers for EWM Realtors Companywide Please read our BLOG at www.ocampogroup.com/blog/ Key Biscayne Properties For Sale Key Biscayne Properties For Rent • Unfurnished Key Biscayne Properties For Rent • Furnished Brickell Condos For Sale Brickell Condos For Rent • Unfurnished Coconut Grove Condos for Rent • Unfurnished ’ƒ‚Žˆ’ƒ–ƒ  €‚  ƒ’ƒƒƒ€€ƒƒƒ“ƒƒƒ‡“€ SOLD SOLD By Myles Mellor and Susan FlanaganEach Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To Solve the puzzle each row, column and box must con-tain each of the numbers 1 to 9. SUDOKU CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS ACROSS1. Alternative to plastic5. Supplies assistance to9. Foot lever14. Realm15. Erupt16. Serviceable17. Skilled stalker18. Remote location19. “Jazz from hell” album singer20. Rested a little23. About-face24. “____ interrupted at her music” Vermeer25. Toronto media inits.28. Sch. groups31. World leader?33. It precedes “the land of the free”36. Loosen39. Narrow shoe designa-tion40. Snoring description, often44. Pub stock45. Jamaican religion46. Disapprovals47. Some chocolates50. Mystery Nepalese52. Wall Street org.53. Music genre56. Aware of59. Siesta63. Movado competitor66. A Henry67. Per person68. Devastation69. Building add-ons70. Word on Irish euros71. Missouri River tributary72. “... or ___!”73. Carey or BarrymoreDOWN1. Math class, for short2. Solos3. East Asian capital4. Slam down the phone 5. V.I.P.’s helper6. Wall St. events7. Dashboard control8. Hindu religious teacher9. Bewilder10. Plane times11. Chip sauce12. Swiss mountainDFd821. Upset22. Directional ending25. Connected links26. Lotto relative27. Precipices29. Conjunction30. Move32. Bill33. Neighbor of Kobe and Kyoto34. Island used for immi-gration purposes 35. Actress Witherspoon37. ‘This ___ surprise!’38. DIY handicrafts site41. Slalom maneuver42. 4x4 vehicle, for short43. 7:4, for example48. Obliterate49. Lush51. Strapped54. Water barrier55. Whale food57. TV studio sign58. Mother-of-pearl59. Thunderstruck60. Guitar star Lofgren61. Fr.-Belg. river62. “That was close!”63. Surprised interjection64. Mother’s65. Desperate Housewife, 8 Games presented by KEY PHARMACY Serving Key Biscayne since 1979 Call 305-361-5445

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 18 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 at home Fantastic single family krph#zlwk#rshq#>rru#sodq 1. This incredible elevated, two-story sint)^#)^5)9#)^d 2. The home was totally and beautifully renovated in 2011 and features six bedrooms 8"d 3. The two story home has #9d 4. The )d 5. ) 9##d 6. The huge ))d 7. y 8.  )d 9. All "#9/dy"dyG))dAddress: 299 West Enid Drive Subdivision: )G)" Sold: ECDK…E^GJH^CCCdi" ECDD…D^JKH^CCCdListing agent: QI^"ŒQ^G) )6diQ^"ŒQG))^)dDetails: Six bedrooms (including a maid’s q^8"^G^FFH^F^LLCt"^J^HCCttd 1 2 5 3 4 6 9 7 8

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 19 Key Colony II #204 Two bedrooms, 2 baths apartment. Bright & sunny!! Overlooking the pool & gardens of the Oceansound building. Long terrace can be accessed from living room and both bedrooms.$675,000ONE BEDROOM Key Islander #312 ....................................................... 324,900 Bahama House #203 .................................................. 379,000 Commodore Club South #1103 ................................. 550,000 Key Colony I #820 ....................................................... 560,000 Commodore Club East #602 ...................................... 599,000 TWO BEDROOMS Key Biscayne VI #306E ................................................ 450,000 Key Colony II #204 ...................................................... 675,000 Ocean Village 4020 ................................................... 540,000 Commodore Club South #207 ................................... 615,000 Key Colony II #927 ...................................................... 695,000 Key Colony Ill #241 ..................................................... 725,000 Resort Villa I #206 ....................................................... 895,000 Resort Villa II #507 ...................................................... 899,000 TWO BEDROOMS + DEN Key Colony II #405 ...................................................... 849,000 www.keycolonytwo405.com THREE BEDROOMS Bahia Mar #9D ......................................................... 1,099,000 ResortVilla l #309 ...................................................... 1,195,000 Lake Villa III #PH4 ...................................................... 1,795,000 Club Tower II #404 .................................................... 1,950,000 Club Tower Ill #903 ................................................... 2,350,000 www.clubtowerthree903.com THREE BEDROOMS OCEANFRONT SLOPE Key Colony II #343 .................................................... 1,895,000 THREE BEDROOMS + DEN Ocean Tower I #908 .................................................. 2,895,000 Club Tower Ill #1901 .................................................. 2,995,000 FOUR BEDROOMS + FAMILY ROOM Club Tower II UPH4 .................................................... 5,650,000 www.clubtower2UPH4.com CABANAS Cabana 508 ...............................................................220,000 Cabana 112 ...............................................................450,000 (Cabanas can only be sold to Ocean Club Owners) HOUSES 360 Harbor Lane 3/1 ................................................ 1,495,000 390 Gulf Road 4/4 + Maids Quarters ....................... 2,995,000 ANNUAL RENTALS Ocean Village #2017 3/2 ............................................... 3,850 Key Colony ll #405 2/2 + Den ......................................... 3,900 Resort Villa I #306 2/2 .................................................... 4,300 Key Colony I #442 2/2 .................................................... 4,400 Key Colony II #834 2/2 + Den ......................................... 4,900 Key Colony Ill #444 2/2 + Den ........................................ 5,300 Lake Villa I #507 3/3 ....................................................... 6,400 Club Tower I #702 2/2.5 .................................................. 7,200 Key Colony Ill #741 3/3 Slope ......................................... 8,400 COMMERCIAL RENTALS 260 Crandon Blvd E-19 ................................................... 5,500 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Another Day In Paradise Key Biscayne’s Oceanfront Specialists! CRISTIANGONZALEZ-BLACK(305) 775-3426, Cell(305) 361-3440, Ext. 331, Of ceE-mail: cblack@ r.com DOUG KINSLEY(305) 215-5900, Cel(305) 361-3440, Ext. 337, Of ceE-mail: doug@ r.com The Square 260 Crandon Blvd., Suite 25 Key Biscayne, FL 33149 www.DougAndAL.com

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM PAGE 20 THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 calendar THURS /SEPT. 20 ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLELooking to practice your English or improve your English-speaking abilities? Join the Key Biscayne Library’s weekly conversation group from 10:30-11:30 a.m. LUNCH WITH AN AUTHORJoin the Community Center for Lunch with an Author, sponsored by the Village. Carlos Perkinson is this month’s speaker. Register in advance at the front desk to secure a spot.MOVIES AT THE VILLAGEThe free Thursday movie, Ocean’s 8 is at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Center Adult Lounge.BEACH CONTAMINATION PRE-SENTATIONE)S€Crandon Park at 5:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on the topic of fecal matter on Miami-Dade County beaches.TOWERS BRIDGEThursday night bridge at The Towers begins at 7 p.m. Call Judy Reinach at 305-361-9562.AA WOMAN’S MEETINGThis closed AA Woman’s meeting is at 8 p.m. at the Key Biscayne Community Church.RISING MOON ZEN MEDITATIONSit in silence and quiet your mind. The group meets from 7:45-9 p.m. at the Miami Meditation Center, 260 Crandon Boulevard, suite 6. The suggested donation is $10. Instruction is provided for beginners. For more information, contact Bill at 786-218-6332 or email bill@kbzen.org. FRI /SEPT. 21 ROTARY CLUBRotary meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Grand Bay Club. Breakfast is $19, payable at the door.TALKING IS TEACHINGEnjoy stories, songs and activities for babies from 11-11:40 a.m. at the Key Biscayne Library. OPEN AA SPEAKER’S MEETINGOpen AA Speaker’s Meeting is at 8:30 p.m. at St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. SAT /SEPT. 22 FARMER’S MARKETThe Key Biscayne Community Church Farmer’s Market is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.ARTS & CRAFTSGet creative and join the Key Biscayne Library for some fun arts and crafts from 11-11:40 a.m.MEXICAN NICHO BOXESThese boxes are used as altar piec es in Day of the Dead celebrations. Bring a picture of a person you would like to honor and decorate your own Nicho Box using various materials. The program is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Key Biscayne Library for ages 7-15. Contact the branch to register.CHABAD SATURDAY SERVICESJoin the Chabad to celebrate good times and pray with your fellow residents in tough times. Share family yarzheits and loved ones’ stories. There is a 9 a.m. Rabbi’s Learning Class, 10 a.m. services and 11:45 a.m. Kiddish. The Chabad promises a friendly atmosphere, delicious kiddish and a whiskey bar. No membership is needed, and all are welcome.FAMILY SEAGRASS ADVENTUREJoin the Biscayne Nature Center in Crandon Park from noon-3p.m. to wade in the water to catch and release unique marine animals that "5G)Biscayne. Join naturalist guides on this child-friendly adventure (8 and up). Reservations are required by calling 305-361-6767, exten-sion 119 or emailing reservations@biscaynenaturecenter.org. Cost is $14 per person.AA OPEN DISCUSSIONAA holds an Open Discussion at 8 p.m. at Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, 160 Harbor Drive. PERSISTERS MEETINGThe PerSisters, an informal group of active voters on Key Biscayne, are meeting to discuss voter-turn-out strategies from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Community Center Adult Lounge. SUN /SEPT. 23 CHABAD PLAYGROUND OPENINGThe Chabad Key Biscayne debuts its new playground with a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m. and a Com-munity Dinner in Sukkah at 7:30 p.m.TAI CHI/QI GONGFree Tai Chi/Qi Gong is held from K]FCtL]FCdd9of the Community Center.FREE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY CONCERTNew World Symphony Fellows €# entertain concertgoers with a medley of classical music. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will be served at 5 p.m. at the Community Center. Open AA Beginner’s MeetingAn Open AA Beginner’s Meeting is in Room 120 of Village Hall at 7 p.m. MON /SEPT. 24 TALKING IS TEACHINGEnjoy stories, songs and activities for toddlers from 11-11:30 p.m. at the Key Biscayne Library.CLOSED AA STEP MEETINGThis Closed AA Step Meeting is at St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church at 8 p.m.AL-ANON IN SPANISHThere will be an Al-Anon meeting held in Spanish at Albertson Hall in St. Agnes Church. The sun is shining, a breeze is #5)don’t have any reason to leave the island. What do you do with your perfect day on the Key? For Vivian Galego-Men-dez, Vice President and Man-aging Broker at Key Biscayne’s "ŒQm)6^day involves working with her team at EWM and enjoying all 5d THINGS I LOVE TO DO Vivian GalegoMendezWhat is her perfect day? Galego-Mendez said there are no shortage of places to start the day on the Key with a healthy, delicious breakfast 5^conversation: “I love talking to friends and fellow real estate professionals on the island.” For Galego-Mendez, there’s no shortage of rewarding work to "ŒQ6^at 644 Crandon Boulevard. Galego-Mendez gets to use both her years of professional expertise and her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Miami. She loves the opportunity to combine three passions – real estate, helping people and manage-ment. It’s also a blessing to work in her home town, she said, while still getting to meet people from all over the world. When she isn’t busy at work, Galego-Mendez occupies her time with volunteer work: some of her favorite causes include leading and supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and promoting local business through the Key Biscayne chamber of Com-merce. SUGGESTIONS START THE DAY PASSING TIME Do you have a recipe for a perfect day on the Key, or would you like to suggest a neighbor to share the things they love to do? Email editor@ islandernews.com with your suggestions. END OF DAY TUES /SEPT. 25 RISING MOON ZEN MEDITATIONSit in silence and quiet your mind. The session meets from 7:45-9 p.m. at Miami Meditation Center, 260 Crandon Boulevard, suite 6. The suggested donation is $10 and instruction is provided for beginners. For more information, contact Bill at 786-218-6332 or bill@kbzen.org.CLOSED AA MEN’S MEETINGThis Closed AA Men’s Meeting is at 8 p.m. in Room 120 of Village Hall.AL-ANON MEETINGThe Al-Anon Lois Kitchen meets at the Key Biscayne Community Church at 8 p.m. WED /SEPT. 26 THE CRAFTY NEEDLE SEWING GROUP € Join these busy bees as they €8for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients to help focus attention, stimulate senses and memory, and exercise hand muscles. No expe-d€yat 12:30 p.m. in the Community Id€WEIGHT WATCHERSThe weekly meeting is at noon at the University of Miami Rosen-stiel School, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, room 103. For more information, contact Sally Brody at 305-926-8548.MEDITATION GROUPInto the Silence meditation is at 6:30 p.m. Join others in your community for a relaxing evening 9Key Biscayne Library. For informa-tion, call 305-361-6134.MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP E^8 dential group to discuss challenges and gain feedback and support from each other. Topics of discus-sion will include building a new circle of friends, personal growth, stress and anxiety management, self-esteem and relationships with )^8 ers. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.CLOSED AA BIG BOOK MEETINGThis Closed AA Big Book Meeting is at the Key Biscayne Community Church at 8 p.m. THURS /SEPT. 27 ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLELooking to practice your English or improve your English-speaking abilities? Join the Key Biscayne Library’s weekly conversation group from 10:30-11:30 a.m. WANT YOUR EVENT FEATURED HERE? Please submit calendar information to fernanda@islandernews.com by Friday at 5 p.m. To end the day, Galego-Men-dez takes a moment to appreciate the island’s natural beauty. “I just moved to Key Colony and discovered the turtles at the pond. I love being with my husband and three sons in paradise!”

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ISLANDER NEWS • ISLANDERNEWS.COM THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018 PAGE 21 classieds Boating € Key Biscayne Yacht Sales, for new & used boats. Eric Labrador 786-285-4498. Eddie Mendoza JKItLGEtJLEDd€€ Education TUTORING: Pre-calculus, calculus and math. Reference available. One free hour Call/Text Percy 786-286-2227 Help wanted FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL RE-ALTY is looking for a Bi-lingual Administrative Assistant with excellent computer and customer service skills. Full time position (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM), starting )d.8great working environment. Please submit your resume to: square@8d or call (305) 361-3440. Garage sales/Estate sales Garage Sale Sat.8-2pm. 238 But-tonwood Dr. Sales Rep. Selling new samples. Housewares, giftware, glassware + Misc. new + some vintage.K.B. Community Church, Commu-nity Wide Yard Sale, 355 Glenridge Rd. Sat. September 22nd from 92 pm. Rent a space for $25. For more information call the church 6FCHdFIDdEGDDAmazing garage sale Sat 8-1pm. 321 Beechwood Dr. designer cloth-ing. handbags, perfume. antique furniture. 2/2+Den Nice Waterfront ViewClose to beach/unfurnished/Annual Lease. 590 Ocean Drive. $3,200mo Owner Broker. 305-365-5338 / 786-442-8577ŒDjDdHy9d.)and bay views, furnished. Annual/seasonal. 786-390-4053 2PYP]LW2`TOPWTYP^QZ];WLNTYRL.WL^^TPO,OaP]_T^PXPY_Minimum of 99 characters, spaces and punctuation count as characters. For 1 week: $20 Every additional 33 characters or less which includes spaces and punctuation: $5 Bolding: An additional $5 For ads to run Thursday, the deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.Cancellation and correction deadlines are identical to placement deadlines. 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