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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: April 14, 2007
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The infamous Bat Boy
takes the stage at the Red
Barn. Bay Jam brings a
variety of musical talent to
Founders Park, student art
hits a Marathon gallery. Guy
Harvey's coming to town
and the Stones are playing
in Key West. Well. almost.
Get the scoop on the entire
Ke. s arts and entertainment
scene ui L'Atitudes, inside.


Business ...... . .. ..18
Clossifleds .......... 42
Living.... ........ . .23
Obituaries.......... ..17
Opinion.. ......... ,6
Sports/Outdoors ... 32
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Board imposes
tough rules, warns
more are possible
By KEVIN WADLOW
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Current waterr restrictions
could become a year-round part
of life in South Florida, state
officials cautioned Thursday.
"This is a ery serious situa-
tion." said South Florida Water
NManagement District Chairman
Ke\ n McCarty, warning that
the district plans to consider
Lear-round limits "quite seri-
hurday meeting, the
At uts Thursday meeting, the


district board formally respond-
ed to an ongoing drought by
enacting Phase 2 use restric-
tions that were imposed earlier
on an emergency basis.
"This is an emergency," dis-
trict Executive Director Carol
Ann Wehle said. "We have to
anticipate the worst and pray it
never happens."
For added, emphasis, the dis-
trict brought in Craig Fugate,
director of the Florida Division
of Emergency Mandgement,
who normally deals with such
things as hurricanes.
"We need to 'get answers for
questions we'd prefer not to
See WATER /2


Few qualify


for Hickory bid


Cortex looks
to have only
shot at eatery
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

County Commissioner Dixie
Spehar, who lobbied hard for the
purchase of a Stock Island bar
and restaurant last fall, says her
push to sell it just five months
later is financially driven.
But some wonder if there's
more to the story.


"It goes from stupidity to pre-
meditation when the request for
bids is directed at just three or
four people," said Commissioner
George Neugent, who has criti-
cized the $3.12 million purchase
and in fact voted against the
2006-07 county budget because
the restaurant purchase was con-
tained in it.
Spehar is asking the commis-
sion, during its regular meeting
Wednesday in Key West, to
See HICKORY HOUSE /4


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Keynoter photo by DAVID BALL
RELAY FOR LIFE: Marathon High School Relay for Life team
captain Kelsey Wonderlin, whose two grandmothers are
cancer survivors, inspects a line of luminarias at the
Marathon Relay fundraiser for the American Cancer
Society Friday evening. The overnight event at Stanley
Switlik Elementary School wraps up this morning.



Hendrick seeks

lighter sentence


His motion for
a new trial
remains pending
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Though former Monroe
County Attorney Jim Hendrick
holds out hope for a new trial,
his attorney this week filed a
motion that could lighten his
sentence in case a new trial isn't
granted.
In February, a federal jury in
Key West found Hendrick guilty


of obstructing justice, conspira-
cy to obstruct justice and two
counts of witness tampering. He
faces up to five years on the
conspiracy charge and up to 10
years for each of the other three
felony convictions.
Hendrick was freed on
$200,000 bond in March until
he is sentenced May 4.
In a Tuesday motion object-
ing to the pre-sentencing inves-
tigation report, Hendrick asks
the court to lower the guideline


See HENDRICK / 4


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Keys News


PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


Council grants 2 variances Keys briefs


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l's for elevator,
the other is for
side-yard setback
By BILL HARTIGAN-
Keynoter Contributor

Islamorada council mem-
bers voted Thursday to over-
ride a Planning Department
recommendation and allow a
resident to exceed the village's
building height limit.
Darrell Gwynn requested
the variance for a home he's
building at 116 Buena Vista
Court.
Gwynn, a. quadriplegic
injured in a 1990 race-car acci-
dent, asked for the variance of
9.5 feet in building height for
an elevator. Village building
rules limit elevation to 35 feet.
The Planning Department
recommended denying Gwynn's
request. All five council mem-
bers voiced emotional opinions,
calling the variance request a
"quality-of-life issue" and say-
ing the decision presented a
"moral dilemma" before
approving the variance by a 3-2
vote.
Dave Boerner, who voted


against the variance, called the
issue "a dilemma." Cathi Hill
also voted no. "I've lost a lot
of sleep over this," she said.
Don Achenberg, calling it
"very tough for me," was the
swing vote in approving
Gwynn's request.
The variance was one of
two considered at the meeting
that involved making life easi-
er on some disabled residents.
The council also approved a
variance for Charles Kupper
Jr. to allow him easier access
to his home. Krupper, 77, lives
at 108 West Plaza Granada. He
suffers from neuropathy in
both legs, a condition that
destroys nerves and eventually
makes those with it unable to
walk.
Krupper asked to reduce his
side-yard setback from 15 feet
to 13 feet, 11 inches for an
entrance elevator. Kupper's
attorney said the home was
built in the early 1980s, before
current building codes, and his
client's physical condition
made the matter an Americans
with Disabilities Act issue.
The request was approved 5-0.
The council unanimously


approved a variance to allow
60 square feet and the words
"Marine Mammal Park" to be
added to the waterfall sign at
Theater of The Sea.
In approving the request,
council members agreed the
attraction's one-third-mile
frontage on U.S. 1 is unclut-
tered and the facility has been
a long-time good neighbor.

Boerner's mayor
Vice Mayor Michael
Reckwerdt declined a nomina-
tion to be the village's next
mayor, replacing Chris Sante.
Instead, Reckwerdt recom-
mended Boerner, who the
council unanimously approved
for the one-year term.
Reckwerdt opened the
meeting by saying his time is
being fully utilized and "for
me to take on anything else
would be unwise at best."
Hill was the unanimous
choice for vice mayor.
After the meeting, Boerner
said that he has "a lot of opti-
mism for Islamorida. We've
been through our share of
problems, and I really feel that
we are going to go forward in a
proactive and cohesive man-
ner."


Rains helped but more is needed


WATER / From 1

ask," Fugate said, raising the
specter of "your drinking sys-
tem going dry."
"The worst-case scenario is
you turn on the water and it's
salty water or no water," he
said. "It doesn't have to come to
that."
Losses to state agriculture
and -other water-dependent
industries "could be just as dev-
astating as a hurricane, econom-
ically," Fugate said.
Rains this week helped
dampen some areas where wild-
fires have become a persistent
threat, but, had a negligible
effect on the South Florida
freshwater system, officials
said.
"It's like adding an ounce of
water to an empty gallon buck-
et," Wehle said. Much of the
heaviest rainfall "did not fall
where we need it."
In the Florida Keys, restric-


tions primarily mean limits on
most lawn watering to four
hours twice a week. Washing
vehicles also is limited to cer-
tain hours twice a week. Boats
can be washed down for 15
minutes after a saltwater trip.
Phase 2 restrictions also
mean Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority customers could see a
surcharge for excessive water
use.
Residences and small busi-
nesses with a 5/8-inch meter
(the most widely used) will be
hit with a 30 percent surcharge
for water amounts above a
6,000-gallon monthly limit.
"That's a lot of water," said
Colleen Tagle, an agency
spokeswoman. "Most people
here don't use that much."
Water use has dipped slight-
ly in the Keys since mandatory
water restrictions were
announced, but could decrease
significantly when heavy users
get the bill for the surcharge,
Tagle said. "These usually are


people who need to water their
lawn watering," she said.
The drought has been caused
by rainfall far below average.
Lake Okeechobee, a key com-
ponent of South Florida's
water-supply system, was low-
ered last year-in anticipation of
heavy hurricane rains that never
came.
Now the lake seems almost
certain to set record lows for
water levels, district officials
said.
The main concern is that
underground aquifers that sup-
ply almost all South Florida's
drinking water could be emp-
tied to the point that saltwater
seeps through porous rock and
contaminates them.
If coastal wellfields are dam-
aged by saltwater intrusion,
Wehle said, "it would take
decades to recover."
Additional water restrictions
could still be imposed.
Florida's rainy season gener-
ally begins in late May.


Keys boatyard
gets state nod

Florida's Clean Boating
Partnership has added the
Marathon Boat Yard and
Marathon Boats and Yachts
as the first Clean Bon3 ard
and Clean Retailer in Monroe
Counn.
The Clean Marina Pro-
gram has designated 136
Clean Marinas. 25 Clean
Boatnards and three Clean
Marine Retailers state wide.
The program recoLnizes
businesses for best practices
in mautaining a clean en i-
ronment.



The Florida Keys are
under water-use restric-
tions due to drought con-
ditions.To find out the spe-
cific rules, go to
www.keynoter.com and
click on "Keys Water
Restrictions" on the upper
right of the home page.



Keys beaches are test-
ed weekly for fecal col-
iform and enterococcus,
both fecal-based bacte-
ria. The following beaches
have health advisories or
warnings against swim-
ming:
Fort Zachary Taylor,
Key West.
Smothers Beach. Key
West.



The following is
planned for broadcast on
Comcast Cable Channel
76:
Today: Islamorada
Village Council. 10 a.m.
Monday: County
Planning Commission
(repeat), 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Marathon
City Council (repeat), 5
p.m.
Wednesday: County
Commission, 9 a.m.
Friday: County
Commission budget
meeting (repeat). 5 p.m.


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Keys News


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By DAN GALLAGHER

Marathon's Catholics met for a number of
years in the 1940s at local homes and businesses,
including Ye Old Feshin' Hole, a bait and tackle
store. In 1951 they had their first real church in
the building above at 5150 Overseas Highway.


The\ used this structure for several years until
they completed San Pablo Catholic Church on
122nd Street. which had its first Mass on
Chnstmas Ee 1958. The building has since been
demolished and is now the site of Wendy's.
Photo from MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY


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Goal is to recoup costs


HICKORY HOUSE /From 1

approve putting the Hickory
House property up for sale. A
request for bids drafted by
County Attorney Suzanne Hutton
is up for commission approval.
Spehar initially proposed the
purchase, arguing vehemently
that the parcel represents the last
opportunity for Stock Island resi-
dents to have public access to the
water.
Now, she said in a statement
released this week, she wants to
recoup the cost of the property
while retaining an easement to
"ensure permanent public access
to at least a modest piece of our
historic and treasured Stock
Island waterfront...."
Skeptics like Neugent ques-
tion the parameters proposed for
the bid request. As it is proposed,
it suggests the building be con-
verted to a bait shop and conven-
ience store.
Ironically, the proposed bid
request would allow construction
of housing on the site as long as it
includes five affordable units.
One of the driving forces
behind the county's move to pur-
chase waterfront parcels is to
slow the conversion of traditional
waterfront uses to housing.
The bid proposal requires the
buyer to obtain necessary permits


for clearing state-protected man-
groves from an old boat ramp on
the site. The only way the
requirement can be avoided is if
the bidder owns property within
half a mile of the Hickory House
that already provides a ramp or
pier.
Hutton takes the blame for
language that seems to guarantee
the owner of the Kings Pointe
Marina next door, Cortex Resort
Living, has the only shot at the
bid.
"Dixie told me that her pri-
mary goals were to preserve
access to the waterfront and
recoup costs," Hutton said. "I
came up with the half mile for
having the same amenities near-
by. It was purely me coming up
with a distance that I estimated
was the size of Stock Island."
The restaurant closed down
shortly after the sale was final,
despite comments by. Spehar and
County Administrator Tom Willi
that continued food and beverage
service would help offset the
sales price.
"When this came along, we
were anxious to make something
happen," he told the Keynoter.
"The goal is still to protect that
access. From a new perspective, I
would say we're meeting the
goal, meeting the intent, in the
long run."


Appeal pending


HENDRICK / From 1

by which he will be sentenced.
If granted, each offense would
carry a term of 15 to 20 months.
Hendrick's conviction fol-
lowed a lengthy FBI investiga-
tion into a bribery scheme in the
mid-1990s.
He was convicted of advising
then-County Commissioner Jack
London, who admitted accepting
$29,000 to expedite approval of a
Marathon hotel development, to
evade a grand jury.
In the meantime, Hendrick
remains hopeful awaiting the
court's rulings on two important
motions on the case.
At the close of trial, Hendrick
attorney Ed Shohat filed a motion
for acquittal, arguing there was
no actual connection between
Hendrick's actions and a judicial
proceeding. Shohat cites
Supreme Court rulings that


require a proven connection
between a defendant's action and
a judicial proceeding.
In its response, the govern-
ment argues that Hendrick
"endeavored" to obstruct justice
and that there was "copious evi-
dence" to implicate Hendrick in a
conspiracy with London.
Hendrick was suspended from
The Florida Bar until his motions
for acquittal or a new trial are set-
tied.
"I continue to be humbled and
gratified by the tremendous sup-
port that I received from friends
and the many people with whom
I've dealt over three decades in
the. Key," Hendrick told the
Keynoter Friday.
, London had-pleaded guilty to
filing a false tax return for failing
to report the $29,000 as income
for 1997 and was awaiting sen-
tencing to a possible three years
in prison when he died of an
aneurysm in November.


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Keys News


Saturday, April 14, 2007 5


Sea Oats area


getting upgrade


The shoreline
and the highway
are included
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A U.S. 1 improvement project
beginning Monday near Sea Oats
Beach may slow traffic for sever-
al months, but it should help pre-
vent beach erosion.
The highway from mile mark-
er 74.7 to marker 77.4 will be the
scene of extensive work until
early 2008, the state Department
of Transportation said in a pre-
pared statement.
The $5.4 million project
includes using a system of open-
cell concrete articulating blocks
- a state-of-the-art system that
links blocks while aiming to
replicate a natural shoreline as
much as possible.
Hurricane Wilma in 2005
flooded U.S. 1 at Sea Oats Beach,
closing the road. The scene was
pictured on the front page of USA
Today.
Islamorada village staff sent
out a notice that the project
including installing a wider shoul-
der along the northbound lane for
emergency use, but said "all con-
cered citizens [should] know that
this is not a project to four-lane
this portion of the highway."
The project runs from Toll
Gate Boulevard to the Lignum-
vitae Bridge. General Asphalt


Hate-crime vigil
planned for tonight

The Gay and Lesbian
Community Center of Key West
and the Key West chapter of the
National Organization for
Women are joining with Equality
Florida in co-sponsoring one of
more than a dozen hate-crime
vigils to protest the March 15
death of Ryan Keith Skipper.
Skipper, a gay 25-year-old
Polk County man, was stabbed to
death and his body dumped
alongside a road. William Brown


Co. of Miami is the primary con-
tractor.
Work includes repaving and
restriping the highway, widening
shoulders and installing new
drainage systems.
The paved portion of the
southbound shoulder be extended
to 5 feet in width.
On the northbound lane, the
paved portion of shoulder will be
widened from 4 to 10 feet to pro-
vide for an emergency evacua-
tion lane.
"This northbound shoulder is
not a travel lane and is reserved
for emergency use only," accord-
ing to the agency. Turn lanes also
will be created in some spots.
"This will improve the traffic
flow and enhance safety in the
area," DOT said.
At least one lane will remain
open in each direction during
daytime hours, according to
DOT. All travel lanes will remain
open during special events, holi-
days and weekends.
Workers will close travel
lanes, as necessary, between 8
p.m. and 6 a.m., Sunday through
Thursday nights.
The speed limit in the project
area will be reduced to 40 mph.
Speeding fines are doubled when
workers are present.
Access to local roads will be
maintained at all times, but indi-
vidual driveways may be closed
temporarily. Residents will be
advised when possible, DOT
said.


Jr., 20, and Joseph Bearden, 21,
have been charged with first-
degree murder and are being held
in the Polk County Jail.
Authorities have labeled the
death a hate crime.
The local vigil is 7 to 8 p.m.
tonight in front of the Old
Custom House at 281 Front St.,
at the end of Whitehead Street.
Confirmed speakers include Key
West Mayor Morgan McPherson
and Commissioner Clayton
Lopez. Other religious and civic
leaders have been invited to give
brief statements.


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KEYNOTER


Keys Opinion


NAS shows best work is

often outside the lines

Every so often, good things happen because people
decide to challenge the bureaucracy over wrong-headed
rules that simply makelio sense.
It happened at Naval Air Station Key West and saved tax-
payers thousands of dollars and helped some Keys-based
nonprofits at the same time.
Renovations at the NAS visitors' quarters, which house
visiting flight crews in training, meant disposing of outdat-
ed furniture and furnishings.
Given the military's penchant for a rulebook that covers
everything, dozens of beds, dressers, desks, chairs and
mini-fridges had to be disposed of by the Defense
Reutilization Management Office.
Only that office closed more than 10 years ago in Key
West and the Navy faced the costs of shipping the used fur-
niture to Patrick Air Force Base for disposal.
And those shipping costs would be paid for by NAS Key
West.
Instead of filling out the paperwork in triplicate and rub-
ber-stamping inefficient disposal, an NAS employee recog-
nized a higher and better use for the still-usable furnish-
ings.
As relayed by the Navy's public affairs officer, James
Brooks, Marsha Granger gets the credit for this head's-up
play. A longtime Navy employee at NAS, Granger former-
ly worked for the reutilization management office in Key
West before it closed.
Now working as a supervisor on renovation work,
Granger knew the furniture and furnishings would be of
much use for local charities.
She contacted senior staff in charge of military reutiliza-
tion and obtained the paperwork needed to donate the exist-
ing furnishings to local not-for-profits.
Charities that benefited from Granger's can-do effort:
Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, Samuel's' House, AIDS
Help, Learning Center of Key West, Volunteer Veterans of
America of Florida, St. Mary's Mission, Bethel AME
Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Big Coppitt Key First
Baptist Church, and Blessed Community Gospel Choir.
"This was truly a cost-effecti% e decision for the air station
and it helps the local community, too," Granger said.
So next time you hear someone talk about your taxpayer
dollars at work, remember the lesson that Granger and oth-
ers like her represent.


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Residents need to stand up and be counted


EDITOR:
I have lived in Coconut Grove, South
Miami, Homestead, No Name Key and now at
the Seahorse RV Park. I have been pushed out
by overdevelopment and selfish, money-hun-
gry people.
I am angered by the lack of true planning
and insight for a creative future. We have an
obligation and trust to keep safe the unique
and only living coral-reef park given to us by
nature in trust. We have been defecating on it
for too long.
-Local government officials are now and
have been in bed with rich and powerful
investors to build condos, resorts and high-
dollar rentals by removing low- and middle-
income families and small businesses. Young
Americans in the future will never see the
Keys the way nature intended. Many people
believe God and nature as one.
If you look at the old Seven Mile Bridge,
Syou will see the tree and bush on the bridge.
They grew there only by trust from nature,
with'\o soil, no outside support and seeming-
ly no food. The hurricane that went through
here ripped-eyery leaf and every needle from
them. Despite this, the will to survive is
strong and nature replenished hem with only
her water, plankton and sunlight, not even


soil, just dust.
If the real people of the Keys would only
unite and stick together, we could stay and
grow also. I intend to draw up a proposal for
the county that I believe to be real American
that others could adopt.
I watched Barack Obama and Hillary
Clinton speak to the nation. Mrs. Clinton
mentioned the outright fraud in presidential
elections past, where votes were mismanaged
and not counted. Politics in Florida and espe-
cially the Keys stinks and has to be dealt with.
Too many good, honest people are being
driven out of their homes and occupations to
make way for friends and political partners to
move in and collect high rents. Has anyone
noticed that half of the Keys are being sold,
bought or acquired by special-interest groups,
and more real estate agencies than I have ever
seen in such a small area?
It sure doesn't look like we are being man-
aged liked a national treasure open to the
country and the world.
I sure wish people would stop bailing out
and get with the rest of us who are trying to
keep what we have e have to keep pushing
the county to-stop this sellout.
Ray Fries
Big Pine Key


Medical response was impeccable


EDITOR:
For those who doubt, we are blessed to have
the best.
-While my son Michael and my daughter
Candy and her spouse were visiting with me
March 25, I had the misfortune to suffer a semi-
coma medical event at approximately 2 a.m.
Fortunately for me, My fiancee, Roberta Surina,
immediately recognized my need for medical -
assistance-and called 911.
In only a matter of minutes, an EMT team
arrived at my house on Grassy Key. Although I
recall very little of what transpired subsequent
to their arrival and during my transportation to
the emergency room at Fishermen's Hospital, I
was provided with a step-by-step account of the
details of the event by my family when I awak-
ened on Monday afternoon.
I wish to express my deep feelings of grati-
tude to my attending physician, Dr. Steven
Smith, for his prompt report to the hospital and
the quality of treatment that I received. My fam-
ily has expressed to me how greatly impressed
They were by the prompt professional care that
was administered to me by both the EMT team
and the staff at Fishermen's Hospital.
Needless to say, there were moments of pain
and terror; however, the responding EMT team
acted in an admirably professional and skilled
manor while attending to me and calming my
family by explaining with kindness the prob-
lems that I was experiencing and the procedures
that they were administering.
The residents of Marathon should be both
proud and reassured to know that we have
trained and qualified professional help during
our moments of greatest medical need, and a


level of empathy on the part of our EMT per-
sonnel that is rarely seen in our current society.
As my family returned to their homes in
Lakeland, they were filled with relief and com-
fort in knowing that our community is served by
such a caring and dedicated group of medical
professionals to look after their father, should a
similar incident occur in the future.
Finding the proper words to express my grat-
itude to these fine people is difficult, but as a
resident of our city, I would like at least to
inform the other residents how blessed we are to
have a team like this looking after our needs in
a time of emergency.
Ralph E. Cunningham Jr.
Marathon



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Saturday, April 14, 2007 7


Auxiliary essential for hospital


EDITOR:
During National Volunteer Week,
April 15 to 21, I want to thank one of.
our community's most valuable
assets, the Mariners Hospital
Auxiliary.
I'm certain everyone who has been
to Mariners has seen the familiar pink
and blue jackets of the auxiliary
throughout the hospital. With immeas-
urable generosity and selflessness,
these volunteers share of themselves,
taking the extra steps that make a dif-
ference in another person's life.
They make sick patients smile.


They read to patients. They soothe the
ill. They lend a hand to hospital staff.
They organize fundraising events,
raising money to purchase medical
equipment and sponsor employee.
scholarships.
Thank you to each of the 200
members of the Mariners Hospital
Auxiliary for dedicating their time,
talents and energy to making a differ-
ence in the lives of others.
Nelson Lazo
Chief executive officer
Mariners Hospital
Tavemier


Customer service severely lacking


EDITOR:
I'm writing this letter to tell letter-
writer Sarah Fullhart and others there is
no such thing as customer service in the
Keys.
I have lived in Marathon since 1974.
A horrible thing happened to me just
recently. I have been using the same
veterinarian for 25 years. The vet per-
formed a mastectomy on my dog about
10 months ago. They were very quick
to make sure she got the treatment.
Well, the cancer came back and it was
time to put her to sleep, a hard decision
to make under the circumstance.
So I call my vet and find out it was-
n't convenient for them that day. This
was on a Thursday. They asked if I
could make an appointment for
Monday. That is the most inhumane
thing I have ever heard of.
It's very hard to lose a pet. But from
my side, it's extremely hard; this was
one of three dogs I have lost in the past
nine months. One of the others was get-
ting hit by a truck in front of my house,
and when I called my vet, they didn't
return my call for three hours; it was
too late. The other dog was just old age.
Thank God, because when we need
customer service, they don't care. It's
all about the almighty dollar to them.
It's sad that it's come to this. But one


good thing has come from this. I have a
new puppy and a new vet.
Jamie Callion
Marathon

Train idea off track
EDITOR:
This just in: Unnamed sources
have seen the preliminary plans for
the railroad to Pigeon Key and
beyond.
The train will consist of four cars.
The first car will be a full-sized super-
lightweight locomotive equipped with
a plow-like device (known in railroad
parlance as a cow catcher) designed to
sweep pedestrians, joggers, cyclists
and fishermen out of the way.
The second car will be the Keys
sewage car, which will carry the fuel
for this train. The third car will be the
affordable-housing car for all our
teachers, nurses, law enforcement and
fire personnel.
Last but not least, the fourth car
will be the Sonny McCoy car (known
in railroad parlance as a big caboose).
In the words of Eric Burdon of the
Animals: "We gotta get out of this
place."
Walter Margolis
Marathon


Easter at the Farm was hopping


EDITOR:
On behalf of the Monroe County
Sheriff's Office Animal Farm, I want
to thank everyone for their help and
contributions of time, money and sup-
port in preparation and execution of
Easter on the Farm. The turnout was
i-credible; I believe we set a record
for visitors and donations to the farm.
I would like to thank the following
Key West businesses for providing
donations of gift certificates for this
event: McDonald's, Kohr Brothers
Frozen Custard, Dairy Queen, Baskin
Robbins on North Roosevelt and
Conch Scoops. I would also like to
give a big thank you to the Easter
bunny for taking time out of her busy
Easter schedule to hop over to the


farm for photographs with the chil-
dren.
Thank you for the support.
Jeanne Selander
Animal Farm supervisor
Stock Island

Family thankful
EDITOR:
Thank you from the family of the
late Mrs. Delphine Gibson for every-
one's expressions of love and con-
cer during the time of our loved
one's illness and during our bereave-
ment. We really thank you all. God
bless.
Barbara Gibson
Marathon


Weathering the weather

in all its twists and turns


The- squirt of fresh peach juice run-
ning down my chin is a cherished
memory of childhood, growing up in
an area ripe with peach and apple
orchards.
For my wife, who grew up in a more
northern latitude, the scratch of briars
offset by the sweet-tart burst of fresh
blackberries evokes her own childlike
wonder at nature's bounty.
To this day, my aunt's fresh peach
cobbler remains the pinnacle against
which all other desserts must compete.
And sadly, I confess, age or fading
memories have made a repeat of that
flavor memory almost unat-
tainable.
All this is prelude to a dis-
cussion about the wild and
weird weather this past
week, which included a cold
snap across the South over
Easter week just in time to
kill the budding peach crop
in large parts of Kentucky,
Georgia and South Carolina.
A South Carolina farmer
quoted in an Associated
Press article lamented the
extent of the damage in his Wayne r
state, saying: "I don't think Keynoter
they'll be a good peach out
of South Carolina this year."
Well, I expect that won't be 100 per-
cent true, but it does set the stage for
expectations of higher prices and fewer
choices at the market, and even fewer
memories of peach cobbler.
A friend visiting family in Atlanta
over Easter returned with tales of cold
nights huddled near a fireplace and
wind chills that made it a lot more
uncomfortable than-temperature read-
ings in the mid-20s.
All the dogwood trees in riotous
bloom when they arrived were stripped
bare by the unexpected cold wave that
purged hints of spring so newly
emerged in previous weeks.
Among the true joys of living in
orchard country is the double delight of
spring blossoms with riots of color and
smell that give promise of summer and
fall bounties, yet to come.
But as my daughter in Charlotte,
N.C., relates, this year. the pear and
peach blooms came early because of
unseasonably warm winter tempera-
tures. And blossoms that poked out
early are the same ones that dropped to
the ground last week after sub-freezing


temperatures cut wide swaths of
destruction through southern orchards
and fields.
In Georgia, the losses include most of
the blueberries and maybe half the
peach crop. In South Carolina, ag offi-
cials put peach orchard losses "at least
90 percent."
My granddaughter's Easter egg hunt
became- a hurried mitten and muffler
excursion outdoors. I'm sure, at age 26
months, she must wonder why the
Easter bunny was so foolish as to leave
those eggs outside where it was cold.
As if to prove the vagaries of weather
and how we react, I.can't tell
you how many people I
talked with this week who
commented on the heavy
rains that blanketed the
Keys and much of Miami-
Dade at the same time
-b. drought conditions further
north are imposing level two
S water restrictions.
SAs of Friday, we're being
asked to reduce our water
use by 30 percent. That
means fewer days when you
larkham can wash-you car or boat or
Publisher water your landscaping.
Fortunately, with the
heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday,
you don't need to do either for quite
some time.
Think of that as a delayed Easter pres-
ent from Mother Nature.



The words "world premiere" and
Marathon Community Theatre may
strike some as quite an unexpected jux-
taposition.
But "premiere" it is for a Keys-based
play, "Clouds Over the Sunshine Inn,"
which makes its "world" debut May 4.
This musical comedy was written by
two Key West performers and writers,
Ben Harrison and Richard Grusin.
Loretta Geotis, general manager of
the Marathon Community Theatre, says
.the show will keep local audiences
laughing, especially given the story
line, which involves health fads, a hptel
chain and "killer" desserts.
Given Grusin's reputation for offbeat
humor, this is one you don't want to
miss. The play runs Fridays and
Saturday through May 19.
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Chris Bull (left) was
re-elected mayor by
the Marathon City
Council Tuesday
after several
stalemate votes.
Councilman Don
Vasil (right) talked
about 'petty
politics' surrounding
the annual mayoral
selection.
Keynoter photo
by DAVID BALL


Bull is mayor, again


By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com


It took several rounds of
nominations and votes, stump
speeches and accusations of
"petty politics" before the
Marathon City Council finally
selected a mayor Tuesday.


When it was all over, Chris
Bull got a 3-2 vote to return as
mayor after serving in the post
the past year. The board select-
ed Marilyn Tempest as vice
mayor in another 3-2 vote.
The board first attempted the
selections two weeks ago dur-
ing the first meeting with newly
elected members Mike Cinque
and Don Vasil. However, with
Bull absent, the board split 2-2
between Tempest and Pete
Worthington.
Worthington told the
Keynoter he heard widespread
rumors of citizens pushing
council members to be mayor
and even possible alliances
between council members fol-
lowing the deadlock.
On Tuesday, Vasil also
spoke about such rumors when
he opened discussions with a
prepared statement.
"The voters of the city spoke
clearly on not continuing city
politics as usual, and once
again, it's fallen on deaf ears,"
Vasil said. "Enough is enough.
We must put these petty politics
aside.... That being said, I'd
like to put into nomination for
mayor the name of Don Vasil."
Bull then nominated him-
self, and Cinque re-nominated
Tempest.
In the first vote, Cinque and
Tempest voted for Tempest,
Bull and Worthington voted for
Bull and Vasil voted for him-
self, with no one earning the
necessary three-vote majority.


Bull then championed his
nomination by quoting a recent
newspaper editorial that
endorsed him for mayor. "I
think it's in the city's best inter-
est to keep me as mayor for this
year," he said.
The only other councilman
to repeat as mayor was the
city's first mayor, Bob Miller,
in 2000 and 2001.
Cinque then fired back at
Vasil's opening remarks, say-
ing, "I haven't played any poli-
tics. I chose the person I think
could run the meetings well."
"Accusing anybody of small
petty politics is small petty pol-
itics in itself," Cinque said.
A second voted ended the
same, and the council took new
nominations, with Vasil replac-
ing his name with
Worthington's.
Cinque and Tempest then
voted for Tempest, Worthington
and Vasil voted for
Worthington and Bull voted for
himself.
Worthington then chose to
end the deadlock, saying, "to
save grace, I'll remove my
name from nomination."
Worthington and Vasil gave
their support to Bull, who gave
himself the third vote.
For vice mayor,- Vasil nomi-
nated Tempest, Bull nominated
Worthington and Tempest nom-
inated Cinque.
Cinque later pulled his name
out of the nominations, and
then Tempest was selected by
herself, Vasil and Cinque.


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Saturday, April 14, 2007 9


Council moves on city election change


Staff also to
explore leaving
rented offices
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com

The Marathon City Council
met in regular session Tuesday
and took the following actions:
Approved an ordinance
changing the date of City
Council elections from March
to November to coincide with
other county, state and national
elections. The ordinance came
after a March non-binding ref-
erendum saw nearly 58 percent
of voters wanting the change.
The motion passed 4-1, with
Councilman Mike Cinque dis-
senting due to the fact that it
would increase the term
lengths of sitting council mem-


bers by eight months. If
approved at second reading,
the next city election would
occur in November 2008 and
three seats would be up.
Directed City Manager
Mike Puto to investigate enter-
ing into a month-to-month
lease agreement with owners of
the 100th Street Center, where
the city currently rents office
space, until the city can pro-
cure four more trailers to
install next to current tempo-
rary offices on the events field
between 98th and 99th streets.
Puto said all city staff could
be housed in eight trailers, and
it could save the city roughly
$7,000 a month in rent now
being paid at the 100th Street
Center.
Puto said there would still
be space at the front of the


events field property to begin
construction of a new city hall
and county library building.
The council scheduled a work-
shop for April 26 to discuss
city-hall construction and
design issues.
Approved an ordinance
requiring property owners to
maintain landscaping on public
rights of way abutting their
properties.
Councilman Don' Vasil
sponsored the ordinance' as a
way to save money on hired
landscapers maintaining prop-
erty that Vasil said is also
maintained by many property
owners. The ordinance was
approved on the consent agen-
da with no public input or
council discussion.
Approved moving the
start time of City Council
meetings from 6:30 p.m. to
5:30 beginning May 8. Vice


Mayor Marilyn Tempest dis--
sented in the 4-1 vote.
+ Approved the appoint-
ment of James Tashjian to the
Planning Commission in a 5-0
vote over applicants Jeff
Coldren, Kevin Woodland and
Mark Smith. Tashjian and
Smith were the only ones pres-
ent at the meeting.
The Council also approved
the appointment of former
Councilwoman Marjie Mearns
to the County's Pigeon Key
Train Replica Committee.
Approved the placement
of a locked gate in front of the
Boot Key Bridge on 20th Street
from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. to prevent
nighttime illegal dumping.
Approved the purchase of
an easement behind the
Marathon Winn Dixie for
$92,000, which was above the
previously negotiated price of
$72,000.


Community Services
Director Susie Thomas said the
city intended to purchase a
larger piece of land for
$185,000, but it was discov-
ered that another entity owned
the parcel and was unlikely to
sell.
Thomas said Winn Dixie
raised its price because the city
"would gain so much from the
easement," and the property
was worth more than the origi-
nal price.
Approved re-platting
property near 105th Street
owned by John Lakes Pointe II.
The owners will distribute
seven market-rate building
allocations across seven lots.
John Lakes Pointe II sold the
north part of the property to the
city, which is proposing to
build as many as 40 units of
affordable housing.


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Corals lack legs, but several
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The past two years, many of
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return of biological specimens
approved for research purposes.
The incident recently was
made public by www.oppor
tunitylost.org, a Web site dedi-
cated to documents obtained
under the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act. That led to wide-
ranging discussion on Internet
forums dedicated to saltwater
aquariums.
Most of the corals were trans-
ferred as requested, and no
enforcement action was taken,
sanctuary spokeswoman Cheva
Heck said.
"All permits granted by the
sanctuary to keep live coral
colonies for research now include
a condition allowing the sanctu-
ary to require their return," she
said in an e-mail reviewed by the
federal agency.
The U.S. Navy's plan to
expand its waterfront facilities at
Truman Annex in Key West
included the removal of a seawall
that provided a foundation for
more than 3,500 coral colonies.
Before the wall was removed,
sanctuary resource manager
Lauri MacLaughlin headed an
effort to remove as many of the
corals as possible. She would
later be commended by the U.S.
Coral Reef Task Force for her
"exceptional efforts ... to rescue
and protect corals" during the
massive dredging and construc-
tion project.
Many of the large coral
colonies were immediately trans-
planted to ship-grounding sites,
including the Columbus Iselin
site near Looe Key. Others were
placed in facilities to grow for
eventual transplanting.
Smaller .coral colonies were
designated to be turned over to
qualified researchers.


Researcher Eric Borneman, an
author of popular books on main-
taining coral in an aquarium habi-
tat, obtained approval to take a.
number of colonies.
As part of his work toward a
doctorate from the University of
Houston, Boreman proposed
trying to use offspring of the res-
cued corals to create a steady sup-
ply of "lab rats" for future coral
research.
Bomeman as affiliated with a
committee of the federal Coral
Reef Task Force, the sanctuary
noted. "He presented a thorough
and scientifically sound research
proposal for the Truman Annex
corals," a summary noted.
Bomeman came to the Keys
and carried the 499 specimens to
Texas. There were questions
raised about the size of some
specimens species such as
brain coral, mountain star coral
and blushing star coral, among
others Bomeman removed
from a storage facility. Sanctuary
staff concluded it could have
been a verbal misunderstanding.
In February 2005, Boreman
alerted the sanctuary staff that
was barred from the commercial
facility where the sanctuary spec-
imens were held.
Then-Sanctuary Superinten-
dent Billy Causey formally
demanded the specimens be sent
to the University of Florida facil-
ity. An inventory showed 487
colonies were received. Some
loss was expected, said the
report.
"It's important to note that
these were corals which would
have been destroyed in the
Truman Annex work if they had
not rescued," Heck said.
There was no indication that
any of the research corals had
ever been improperly offered for
sale, the staff noted.


Keys briefs


Sports agent guilty
of smuggling migrants

Sports agent Gustavo
Dominguez was convicted by a
federal jury in Key West Thurs-
day of smuggling five Cuban
baseball players into the United
States.
Dominguez, 48, shook his
head as the court clerk read each
of the verdicts against him: guilty


of conspiracy; guilty of smug-
gling; guilty of transporting;
guilty of harboring. In all, the
jury found him guilty on 21 fed-
eral counts.
His attorney, J. Stephen
Salter, said they would appeal the
convictions, most of which carry
a maximum penalty of 10 years
each in prison.

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Anglers may see new snook
regulations soon, what with
changes to snook bag and size
limits, and harvest seasons, that
were proposed by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission Thursday at its
meeting in Tallahassee.
The action is intended to pro-
vide additional protection for
Florida's valuable snook popula-
tions, which are considered to be
fairly healthy on the state's
Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
However, the FWC believes a


reduction in harvest is necessary
to help achieve the commission's
management goal for snook and
sustain and improve the fishery.
The latest FWC stock assess-
ment for snook concluded the
management goal of a 40 percent
spawning potential ratio estab-
lished for the fishery is not being
met, and increasing fishing effort
and habitat loss are contributing
to the declining rate.
Spawning potential ratio is the


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to take effect July 1


Snowy grouper,
golden tilefish
among affected
Regulations are changing for
several recreational and commer-
cial marine reef fish species in
waters off Florida.
Thursday, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife- Conservation Com-
mission approved a series of rule
amendments that will bring
Florida regulations in line with
recent rule changes for federal
waters adjacent to state waters.
Florida state waters extend 9
nautical miles offshore in the
Gulf of Mexico and 3 miles off-
shore in the Atlantic Ocean.
Federal waters, also known as the
Exclusive Economic Zone,
extend farther beyond state
waters. The FWC has regulatory
jurisdiction in Florida waters, and
federal agencies and councils
manage fishing in federal waters.
The new reef fish rules
approved by the FWC help make
Florida's rules consistent with
recent federal regulatory
changes, and as a result, mini-
mize public confusion and aid
rule enforcement. They take
effect July 1.
In the Atlantic, the rules allow
recreational anglers to keep one
golden tilefish and one snowy
grouper within the five-fish daily
aggregate grouper bag limit.
The daily recreational bag
limit for Atlantic red porgy will
jump from one fish to three fish
per person and the recreational
minimum size limit for Atlantic
vermilion snapper will rise from


11 inches to 12 inches total
length. The rules also set com-
mercial trip limits in the Atlantic
that are the same as trip limits in
federal.waters.
Rules for Atlantic black sea
bass include increasing the recre-
ational minimum size limit from
10 inches total length to 11 inch-
es total length in 2007, and then
to 12 inches total length in 2008,
and establishing a June 1 to May
31 harvest season. The rules also
require a minimum 2-inch mesh
for the back panel of black sea
bass traps in the Atlantic, and
require removal of black sea bass
traps in the Atlantic when the
commercial quota is reached.
New Gulf reef fish rules
decrease the commercial and
recreational minimum size limit
for vermilion snapper from 11
inches to 10 inches total length,
eliminate the April 22 through
May 31 closed season for com-
mercial harvest of vermilion
snapper, establish a zero bag limit
for gag, red and black grouper for
captains and crew on for-hire
vessels, and remove the require-.
ment for Class I and Class II
commercial red snapper licenses.
Other rules approved by the
FWC designate golden tilefish as
a .restricted species- in Florida,
change the minimum size limit of
vermillion snapper imported into
Florida from 11 to 10 inches total
length, and prohibit commercial
fishermen from harvesting or
possessing the recreational bag
limit of reef fish species on com-
mercial trips.


ratio of the egg production of
mature fish in a fished population
to the egg production that would
exist if the population were not
fished.
The FWC has proposed rule
amendments to reduce the snook
daily recreational bag limit from
two fish to one on the Atlantic
coast, which would coincide with
the one-fish limit now in place on
the Gulf Coast and in waters of
Everglades National Park and
Monroe County.
The rules also would change
Sthe current 27- to 34-inch total
length snook slot limit to 28 to 32
inches in the Atlantic and 28 to 33
inches in Gulf, Everglades and
Monroe County waters.
No changes are proposed for
the Dec. 15 to Jan. 31 and June to
August closed snook seasons in
the Atlantic. However the rules
would add the first half of
December and the month of
Februaryto the Dec. 15 to Jan. 31
and May-August closed seasons
in the Gulf, Everglades and
Monroe County.
Another rule proposal would
allow snook anglers to carry
more than one cast net aboard a
vessel. Right now, anglers who
possess a snook on a vessel are
allowed to have only one secured
and stored cast net aboard.
A final public hearing on the
proposed .snook rules will take
place during the FWC's June 13
and 14 meeting in Melbourne.


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By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com


A complicated proposal
released by the Florida Senate
Thursday aimed at easing the
property-tax burden did nothing
to ease local government anxi-
ety.
The Monroe County
Commission met Thursday in
Key West to take its first look at
the numbers for the 2007-08
budget. But until the Legislature
finishes this session, county
finance officials said it's tough"
to start hammering out a budget.
Proposals in the House and
now the Senate are aimed at
sweeping property-tax changes
that could pare between $8 mil-
lion and $14 million off the-top
of county revenue, according to
county Budget Director Sal
Zappulla.
County Administrator Tom
Willi told the commission his
staff is aiming for a "flat budg-
et." The 2006-07 county budget
is based collecting $83.7 million
in ad valorem taxes.
"There will be no new vehi-


cles this year," he said. "We'll
delay increases in compensa-
tion.".
He said he'll take a hard look
at consulting contracts and likely
be withdrawing from some.
Property purchases, he said,
"that don't fit into our streamlin-
ing won't happen. We won't
make the same mistakes."
Among the proposals coming
out of the House are an immedi-
ate rollback of property assess-
ments to the 2001 level, accord-
ing to House Speaker Marco
Rubio, and a statewide 1 cent
increase in the sales tax to
replace revenue from home-
steaded properties for schools.
The rollback would limit the
amount local governments could
tax property owners.
"They're hoping this will get
them out of a hole," county
Property Appraiser Ervin Higgs
said. "But they're just digging a
deeper hole."
Higgs says lost revenue has to
be made up somewhere, and he
is skeptical of a sales tax to do it.


Zappulla agrees.
"It's clearly a regressive tax,"
he said, "and it hurts the people
on the bottom."
Rubio, during a telephone
conference Monday, said the
House proposal is far from
regressive, noting that funda-
mentals such as medicine and
food are not taxed.
"For every $1,000 [in proper-
ty tax], you would have to spend
$40,000 on taxable goods to
equal what you pay now," Rubio
said.
The Senate's proposal would
roll back tax rates to the 2005-06
fiscal year.
"What's at risk here [in
Monroe County]," Commis-
sioner George Neugent said of
potential tax cuts, "is a loss of
personnel and a reduction in
remuneration for our employ-
ees."
Willi said some fixed costs,
such as utilities and insurance,
are expected to rise.
"But there are so many
unknowns out there, and we
have to prepare for them," he
said.


Board looks at Trumbo possibilities


By ERIN MAGEE
emagee@keysreporter.com


Schools officials made no
decision on proposals for a
workforce housing project at
Trumbo Point in Key West after
discussing the plans at a
Tuesday School Board meeting.
In January, the board
released a request for-proposals
for companies interested in
developing and running a hous-
ing project at Trumbo Point.
The Monroe County School
Board committed to use the
property for affordable housing
at a meeting on Feb. 13, ruling
out the possibility of selling the
land.
The companies that submit-
ted proposals for the site are
Orlando-based Wendover Hous-
ing Partners Inc. and Old Town
Key West of Key West.
Wendover's proposal calls
for a 145-unit project on 6 acres
of district land and a quarter
acre of Key West's portion of
the property.
The proposal calls for 125
rental units and 20 units to be
sold at "modified market rate,"


said Jonathan Wolf, a principal
of the company.
Old Town Key West's pro-
posal also has 145 units on the 6
acres, varying from low- to
middle-income affordable hous-
ing, with 11 rental units. The
developer also proposes paying
the district $3.2 million to move
the administrative offices and
bus depot that are currently on
the site.
The city and district would
enter into 99-year lease with the
developer, officials said.
Board member Duncan
Mathewson said one of the
biggest differences between
these development plans is the
number of rentals. He said he
thinks rentals would help the
district recruit new teachers.
Board member Debra Walker
said it's hard to build affordable
rentals. She said she worries the
plans were too limited when the
board restricted the land use to
affordable housing develop-
ment.
Walker suggested putting
businesses on the Trumbo site


as well, which she said would
make the area "more efficiently
self-sustaining."
The board would have to
reopen the project for bidding if
it wanted to consider that idea.
Developer Ed Swift with Old
Town Key West said, "Any
attempt at commercial on this
site would be a failure."
He urged board members to
take time to consider the pro-
posals thoroughly before decid-
ing to reopen bidding.
The two developers will give
presentations to the board at a
workshop May 8, which may be
relocated from Stanley Switlik
Elementary School in Marathon
to Trumbo Point in Key West.

Budget issues
The board also discussed
possible budget cuts at the
meeting.
Superintendent Randy
Acevedo asked board members
to come to him with-very spe-
cific budget-cut proposals at
upcoming meetings. He said
any cuts that the board wants to
make need to be made as soon
as possible.


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Shark Key wants sewer


Homes would
be connected
to county system
By ALYSON CREAN
acrean@keynoter.com

Last year, the Monroe
County Commission voted
against installing sewer sys-
tems on private property. This
week, it's rethinking that deci-
sion.
The commission meets
Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m.
at the Harvey Government
Center in Key West. On tap is a
resolution that would allow
public funding for sewer lines
that would eventually connect
Shark Key to the sewer system
that will serve Rockland,
Geiger and Big Coppitt keys.
In March, Shark Key resi-
dent Michael Halpern asked
the commission to consider the
move, arguing that the gated
community of 74 homes would
have to foot the bill of $2.1
million.
"Shark Key has been a very
good neighbor," Halpern said.
"They produce great [tax] rev-
enue and use very little of
county services. What we'd
like in terms of equity is to be
treated the same as any other
subdivision."
"The previous policy was
that private property should
pay for their own systems,"
County Administrator Tom
Willi told the commission dur-
ing a March workshop. "But
the bigger picture here is equi-
ty to all the residents of the
county."
Elizabeth Wood, the coun-
ty's senior administrator of
sewer projects, recommends
the commission approve the
resolution.
Other things on Wednes-
day's agenda:
A resolution that would
waive all county impact, per-
mit and application fees for
developers of affordable hous-
ing projects.
S* A resolution encouraging
the city of Marathon to commit
to building a joint building to
house its new city hall and a
new county library branch, or
to donate land to the county for
a stand-alone library.
The transfer of a county
pickup truck to the Pigeon Key


Foundation. The vehicle is sur-
plus for the county, and foun-
dation Chairman Jim Rhyne
says the historic island sorely
needs it.
A discussion whether to
renew the lease on the Teen
Center, which is on the fringes
of Key West International
Airport. Recent appraisals
show the half-acre parcel is
worth about $810,000 "as is."
The lease expires May 4.
+ A resolution objecting to
construction of coal-burning
power plants in the vicinity of
the Everglades. Such a plant
could have adverse environ-
mental effects, according to the
resolution.
Florida Power & Light has
proposed building a coal-pow-
ered electric plant, in Glades
County. The Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary
will take up the issue at a spe-
cial meeting May 22.
And the Florida Public
Service Commission is holding
a public hearing on the merits
of the plan at 9:30 a.m.
Monday at the Betty Easley
Conference Center, Room 148,
4075 Esplanade Way, Talla-
hassee.
+ Eventual creation of a
passive park on Ramrod Key
that would allow pets. The

Keys briefs


Justice board
meets on Monday

The 16th Judicial Circuit
(Monroe County) Juvenile
Justice Board meets 2 to 3 p.m.
Monday at the Monroe County
School Board's. conference room,
241 Trumbo Road, Key West.

DOT offers info
on road project

The state Department of
Transportation is holding a public
information meeting concerning
proposed repairs to U.S. 1 from
the north A1A in Key West to east
of Cross Street, Stock Island.
The informational session is
set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday
at the Key West Baptist Church,
5727 2nd Ave., Stock Island.


County Attorney's Office seeks
approval to advertise a public
hearing on the issue.
A resolution endorsing
Monroe County Circuit Court
Judge Sandra Taylor to serve
on the Third District Court of
Appeal. Three locals have
applied for the vacant seat:
Taylor and Key West attorneys
Ed Scales and Sheri
Smallwood. Monroe County
has never been represented on
the court.
The meeting is broadcast
live on Comcast Channel 76
and online at www.monroe
cofl.virtualtownhall.net.


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City starts tough budget process


Public Works
wants to build
new facility
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


From the budget workshop
held last Wednesday at the
Doubletree Grand Key Resort, it
was abundantly clear that the
Key West City Commission is
holding its breath for the oppor-
tunity to build a new Public
Works building among other
much-needed projects.
The communal suspense
comes from closely watching
state lawmakers as they continue
to discuss the possibility of
slashing property taxes.
The House is considering a
tax cut that would bring the state
back to 2001-02 tax levies and
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pay by 19 percent a cut that
would leave Key West $2.8 mild
lion short in revenue, according
to Mayor Morgan McPherson.
That deficit would decrease
funding for capital resources and
projects.
Commissioner Mark Rossi,
describing what he says looks.
like a "lean year," got assent
from fellow commissioners.
"What you'd like to have is
probably not going to be a reali-
ty this year," Commissioner Dan
Kolhage said to city department
heads gathered at the workshop.
While the 2007-08 budget
still needs to be reviewed, the
individual departments came
forward with numbers and proj-
ects to demonstrate high-priority
needs for the city.
McPherson said one such
thing a new Public Works facili-
ty. Rossi agreed, dubbing the


estimated $3 million project an
"emergency situation."
According to the city's list of
priorities for 2007-08, the Public
Works Department hopes to
spend a total of $11.7 million.
Besides $3 million for a new
building, the department wants
to build a Rockland Key waste
transfer facility, which is cur-
rently priced at $8.39 million, as
well as $360,000 for new mau-
soleums at the cemetery. Funds
for the waste facility would
come from an accumulation of
rate fees, according to General
Services Director David
Femnandez.
A Public Works building was-
n't the only building singled out
at the meeting. City Hall on
Angela Street is known to have
plenty of problems with mold
and mildew because it's ventila-
tion system allows so much
moisture inside.
Rossi suggested selling prop-


erty on Stock Island to the Key
West Tropical Forest and
Botanical Garden and using that
money to pay for a new city hall
on Kennedy Drive. He added all
sites should be explored, but said
the Kennedy Drive location has
the benefit of not taking any
green space.
Some city officials are con-
tent with the current location of
City Hall.
"It should be in Old Town and
it should represent that Old
Town flavor," Commissioner
Clayton Lopez said.
According to Lopez, a sensi-
ble move for the city would be
building right on the current
location of city hall, "two build-
ings on these same footprints"
with a renovated city hall,
Building Department and tiered
parking.
McPherson said it would cost
around $50,000 to renovate the
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to build a new one. He also made
it clear that nothing is close to
being finalized at this point.
McPherson acknowledged
that whatever happens in the leg-
islative future, there are big
moves to be made in Key West.
"This is going to be like Mr.
Toad's Wild Ride," he said.
Other tentative funding
requests:
The Police Department
asked for $480,000 for two addi-
tional park rangers, to establish a
park police unit and to hire two
new juvenile officers and tacti-
cal/drug officers.
The Engineering Depart-
ment asked for $648,800 for
sidewalks, ramps and paving
projects.
The City Clerk's Office
asked for $35,000 for a paperless
agenda. Cheri Smith of the City
Clerk's Office noted that for an
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A Chester, Va., man has died.
from injuries suffered in a crash
at mile marker 19 March 26.
Lennie Smith, 44, had been in
critical condition at Ryder
Trauma Center in Miami since
the crash and died April 7.
Three autos were involved in
the crash near the Sugarloaf
School traffic light when, accord-
ing to reports, Orlando resident
Bobby Gordon, 50, was driving a
2006 Volvo tractor-trailer south at
4:04 p.m. with passenger Rita
Batenich, 44, also of Orlando,
and failed to stop in time.
Investigators say Gordon
struck the rear of a 2002
Chevrolet occupied by Earl
Wells, 56, Patricia Wells, 59,
Lenny Smith, and his wife
Mildred Smith, 60, all of
Virginia.
The Chevy reportedly was
propelled into a 2007 Ford occu-
pied by John Blood, 57, and
Denise Blood, 55 of Santa Rosa,
Calif. They were treated at Lower


Keys Medical Center and
released.
Mildred Smith remains in crit-
ical condition in Miami.
Gordon had been charged
with careless driving in the inci-
dent.
Meanwhile, the Florida
Highway Patrol has identified
two people killed in a three-car
pileup the-previous day, March
25.
Thomas Zabawa, 52, and
Charles Rosen Jr., 64, both of
Key West, were pronounced dead
on the scene, near mile marker
14. They were in a 1993 Mazda
Protege that collided with a Ford
SUV. The driver remains uniden-
tified.
According to reports, the
Mazda was traveling south and
crossed the center lane, colliding
with an SUV driven by Brenton
Taylor, 17, of Key West. Taylor
was flown to Ryder with non life-
threatening injuries.
Seven people have died on
Keys highways this year.


Keys News


Manager panel narrows


It also sets
Friday deadline
for applications
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


The screening committee to
find a replacement for Key West
City Manager Julio Avael has set
Friday as the cut-off date to
accept applications for the man-
ager position.
Avael is slated for retirement
in November.
The number of applications
has climbed to 125, though only
four have trickled in within the
past few weeks, Mayor Morgan
McPherson said at committee's.
meeting Wednesday.
Resumes that come in after the
deadline will be kept on file, but
considered only if a worthy can-
didate can't be found in the appli-
cations that made it in before
deadline.
Committee member and ex-


county Mayor Shirley Freeman
was apprehensive to set a dead-
line. She said she stands by her
previous statements regarding the
possibility of hiring a consultant
to recruit the most qualified
applicants.
"The person we are looking
for is probably happy at their job
and not looking at the want ads,"
she said.
The applicants were divided
into categories determined by
how they stack up to specific
minimum qualifications previ-
ously set by the committee.
Ten years senior manage-
ment in government with three
years of consistent employment,
and proven leadership with a
medium or large organization.
Management experience in
a resort or tourism area.
Experience with emergency
preparedness and/or disaster
management.
A bachelor's degree (mas-
ter's preferred).


In-depth involvement in
civic organizations in their com-
munity.
Committee members paired
off to see how many of the
requirements each applicant met.
If the applicant met all five, he or
she received five points from
both committee members, mak-
ing the largest score a 10.
After that vetting, of the 125
applicants, 23 remain: Six of
them scored 10, five of them
scored eight and 12 scored seven
points.
Committee member David
Horan made a motion to raise the
cap at which applicants are con-
sidered, from six points to those
with seven. The motion passed
with Freeman and McPherson
dissenting.
The committee will not meet
this week, but the following
Wednesday, each member is
expected to have cut at least eight
people from their list and present
a list of 15.
If people have the same rank-
ings, it will drastically narrow the
field, committee member and
spokesman Scott Fraser said.
"It's moving along even faster
than we anticipated," he said.
A stipulation in the motion
was that any committee member
can bring forward one applicant
separate from the whittled-down
-list if they think that person is
qualified despite iot making the
first cut.


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, Notice of Public Meetings

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Key Colony Beach Meeting Room
600 Ocean Drive
Key Colony Beach, FL 33050

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007


Audit Committee Workshop
10:00 a.m.


Regular Meeting
Immediately following
the Audit Committee WS


By-Law Committee Workshop
Immediately following the
Regular Meeting


The purpose of the Workshop is to receive presentation from the Authority's Internal and Independent
Auditors regarding Audit findings and reports.
The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the
FKAA (potable water and wastewater issues), to receive reports on operational aspects of the
organization.
The purpose of the By-Law Committee Workshop is to review, make revisions and changes. The
agenda and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any
backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Kathryn Ovide, Director of the Executive Department,
P.O. Box 1239, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 296-2454 Ext. 6202, kovide(5fkaa.com.


Virginia man

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16 Saturday, April 14, 2007


Keys News


Bus routes changing


One-way roads
are coming to
Bahama Village
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

Key West city staff took a bus
ride through Bahama Village
Thursday to discuss bus routes
and stops that will soon need
fine-tuning due to seven streets in
the neighborhood changing from
two-way traffic to one-way traf-
fic.
Advocates of the change, pro-
posed in a resolution brought
forth by Commissioner Clayton
Lopez and passed by the commis-
sion in a 5-1 vote, claim the
streets not only create inconven-
ient situations for drivers, but
also put them in danger. Some of
the streets are so narrow, they say,
that a car and moped cannot com-
fortably squeeze by each other.
During Thursday's tour,
Lopez was quick to point out the


bus drivers' obvious obstacles. -
"You see that," Lopez said as a
bus pulled off the side of the road
to let through an oncoming
sedan. "That happens all of the
time."
Other city players on the bus
ride were City Engineer Roland
Flowers; Eduardo Herrera, opera-
tions supervisor for the city
.Department of Transportation;
and city DOT Manager Myra
Wittenberg. The group discussed
the inevitable changes that will
come with the bus routes once the
street signs are changed.
The signs, Wittenberg said,
will be swapped out with new
ones and the bus routes will be
changed to suit the new streets.
While talking to the other city
employees,' Herrera said because
of the switch to one-way streets,
it will be necessary to extend the
purple bus route that normally go
does down Angela Street to trav-
el one more block to Petronia.
The red and blue routes would


also change. The two bus routes
will turn one block early, down
Virginia Street and then down.
Emma Street.
Herrera added that DOT
recently installed GPS vehicle
locators in their buses. Lopez said
complaints have come in regard-
ing the buses tardiness.
"They [the GPS system] will
help iron out kinks in the routes as
far as timing goes," Herrera said.
The department hopes to have
a system that customers can call
into to get an estimate of when
their bus will arrive.
Final implementation for the
entire project, including changing
the one-ways and the bus routes,
are expected to be complete in
one to three months. The new
bus-stop signs have already been
ordered and should be replaced
soon. Lopez said the bus routes
would probably be changed
before the street signs are.
"We're going to let people
know what's going on before we
make any big changes," Flowers
said.


Parks' comment

period coming to close


Feds proposing
to hike fees for
'Glades, Tortugas
Those wanting to weigh in
on proposed increases to entry
fees to Everglades and Dry
Tortugas national parks have
just a little more than: a week
to do so.
The comment runs through
April 23.
The proposed entrance fee
increases at Everglades
National Park for both the
main entrance and .Shark'
Valley are from $5 per person
to $10 per person; from $10
per vehicle to $20 per vehicle;
and for the annual pass, from
$25 per year to $40 annually.
The proposed increases at
Dry Tortugas National Park
are from $5 per person to $10
per person; for the annual
pass, from $25 per year to


$40.
To keep entrance fees
aligned with cost increases,
beginning in 2011, the fees
will be adjusted based on
changes to the cumulative
Consumer Price Index calcu-
lated from 2007 to 2011. This
same analysis will be con-
ducted every three years
thereafter and fees adjusted
accordingly.
Following the comment
period, a recommendation on
increases will be developed
and submitted to the National
Park Service Washington,
D.C., office for final review
and action.
Written comments may be
mailed to: Proposed Fee
Increase, superintendent, Ever-
glades and Dry Tortugas
national parks, 40001 State
Road 9336, Homestead, FL
33034-6733. Comments may
also be e-mailed to ever
rangeractivities@nps.gov.


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Saturday, April 14, 2007 17


Another statue at the point? Keys obituaries


By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com


While the 60-day trial run for
the controversial Southernmost
Point statues called "New
Friends" heads to its conclusion
and the Key West City
Commission decides whether the
pieces stay or go, a big diversion
springs up in the form of plans for
another statue in that area this
one to commemorate the late
Bishop Albert Kee.
Resolutions regarding both
pieces.of art are likely to come up
on the City Commission's May 1
agenda.
"Any Conch would be pleased
to see that," Commissioner



Manatee


comments


welcome

Associated Press

The state will open a second
public comment period as it
moves toward developing a final
management plan for protecting
manatees in Florida.
Citizens had until January to
comment on the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's draft plan, which
was revised and released
Thursday. The commission will
open another comment period
starting May 7 and extending
through June 14.
The final plan will be pre-
sented to commissioners in
September. If approved, the
state will upgrade the manatee's
status from endangered to
threatened, meaning scientists
believe the species has rebound-
ed from the brink of extinction.
Scientists estimate there is
about a 12-percent chance of
significant decline in the
statewide manatee population
over the next 60 years.
Earlier this week, the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service recom-
mended changing the manatee's
federal status from endangered
to threatened in Florida and
Puerto Rico.
The manatee would remain
protected under the federal
Endangered Species Act.


Clayton Lopez said of the possi-
bility of the Kee statue.
Monday, Lopez met with the
Kee family and the artist who
created the existing statues,
Seward Johnson, and discussed
the possibility of placing a statue
of Bishop Kee on Whitehead
Street.
Lopez said the Kees said they
have no problem with Johnson's
statues which have drawn
decidedly mixed reviews but
would like to see a statue of their
historic relative erected.
Johnson will offer $10,000 in
grants for the project this
Monday, at 10 a.m. at the
Southernmost Point.
Kee and his father and
grandfather before him was an
icon at the Southernmost Point.
The family collected and sold
conch shells at the site. In the
1970s, Keys conch were protect-
ed, but Kee continued selling
imported shells, fish and a variety
of other souvenirs at the site.
Lopez said he believes legisla-
tion for the Kee statue will pass
through the City Commission
with no resistance.
The decision on the existing
statues, however, is expected to
be heavily debated.
Melissa Penrose, spokes-
woman for Johnson, said the stat-
ues represent "one human fami-


ly." Penrose said she's noticed
tourists love the statues and
appreciate the fact that the art-
work promotes diversity.
Penrose recalled speaking
with a "foreign-bom tourist" who
enjoyed the statues, saying,
"Anyone can see they're
Americans welcoming people to
America."
"This is not something that
Seward Johnson put-up next door
just for his enjoyment," Penrose
said. "Mr. Johnson was invited to
participate in the project ... for the
beautification for the
Southernmost Point park."
However, others have gone on
the record saying statues are out
of place at the Southernmost
Point.
City Commissioner Mark
Rossi said he wants the Kee stat-
ue to be created but that he does-
n't care for the existing statues.
"Those other ones will go," he
said. "That's the way I want it
be."
Johnson's statues were placed
at the point March 7.
Rossi added, in regards to the
60-day time limit, "A day over
the time limit is a day too long."

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7 Mile Bridge Run


Carolyn Derbyshire
Carol,,n Derbyshlre, 77. of
Islornorodo died April 9 or her
home
She was a resident of the
Keys for 11 years coming from
Philadelphia
She is survved by her hus-
band of 33 ,'ears. Roger:
daughters Jean (and son-inlaw
Jer ) Petersorn cf Sebastian and
Susan Rltchie of Maple Glen.
Po: brother Nell Noonan of
Maine- and stepbrother Victor
Coron of Maine

Paul Wright
Paul Steprhen Wright. 59
died March 24.
He was born April 5. 1947, in
Havertown Pa He attended
Cornell Lln iers;rty and sered in
the US iNlav V


He moved tc, Marathon from
Ithaca. N Y.. In 1981 and was a
bartender at Kelsey's Fine
Dinlrtg and Faro Blanco for
many years
He ser.'ed as first officer to
Capt Ronald Prts aboard the
Mayon Princess out of Mexico
traveling extensively throughout
the Bahamas and Coribbean
Sea. Upon returning to
Marathon, he could be found
managing the World Class
Angler
He loved boating, fishing
and music
Her was preceded in death
by poaents William and Edna
Wright of Havertown Pa
He Is surn.ived by brother
William Wright or Houston a
niece and nephew.
Burial at sea is planned for
Sunday .


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Holy Eucharist: 9 a.m.
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Kve briefs


Two promoted
at Mariners

Mariners Hospital has
promoted \es Brage to
food services manager, and
Carol Welsh to risk manag-
er.
During Brage's tenure.
Mariners has on recogni-
tion from Florida MonthlN
magazine for ha\ ing the
best hospital food in the
state. Before joining
Mariners. Brage w as head
chef at Marker 8S. \%here
lie w as employed for 25
years.
Welsh had been an oper-
ating room nurse at
Mariners prior to her
appointment as risk manag-
er. In her new role. Welsh
is responsible for delelop-
ing. implementing and
esaluatuig programs to
minimize the risk of
injuries to patients, emplo% -
ees and \ visitors. Welsh
joined Mariners 18 months
ago. coming from Cape
Fear Valley Medical Center.

Aqueduct honors
two of its own

The Florida Keys
Aqueduct Authorit. recent-
ly honored Paulette Poole
for 37 \ears of ser\ ice to
the utility and Margaret Gil
for 28 years of service.
Both are retiring and
w ere honored wiith plaques
and gifts for their dedica-
tion at a recent board
meeting.


Portside moving north


Klothakises are
taking Cudjoe Key
business to Sarasota
By STEVE SANOSKI
Keys Sunday reporter
ssanoski@keynoter.com

Destructive hurricanes. Rising
property taxes. Skyrocketing
insurance rates. Dwindling sales.
For small-business owners
Marc and Olga Klothakis, it's all
become a burden too heavy to
bear any longer. After 16 years in
business on Cudjoe Key, the cou-
ple is moving Portside Marine to


the mainland.
"The Keys are just too expen-
sive now," Marc said. "It's a bat-
tle to break even, and we just
don't want to experience any of it
anymore."
The couple will close the store
at mile marker 23 and leave the
Keys by the end of April, relocat-
ing the business to Sarasota.
Longtime mechanic Lance
Findlay, however, will remain at
the shop and continue to service
marine engines and other equip-
ment. Findlay plans to rename
the service center, Marc
Klothakis said, and may alter


some of the services offered.
Marc Klothakis said he and
Olga made the decision to quit
doing business in the Keys fol-
lowing the damage caused to
their home and business by
Hurricane Wilma nearly two
years ago. The couple initially
intended to sell the business and
retire to Sarasota, but decided to
relocate Portside Marine when a
pending sale fell through..
"We really got a double
whammy with .[Hurricane]
Wilma," Klothakis said. "We had
about a half of a million dollars in
damage between our house and

See PORTSIDE / 19


Retiring soon? Get an overview


Fidelity survey
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chance to reinvent yourself or
at least where you live.
According to a recent survey of
1,400 retirees and pre-retirees
conducted by Fidelity
Investments, two-fifths of.


retirees moved after they retired,
while 15 percent plan to move.
Among pre-retirees, 23 percent
plan to move, while another 29
percent aren't sure if they will.
If you are thinking about
pulling up roots once your work-
ing years are done, Consumer
Reports suggests reviewing the
following factors to help you
make your decision:
Get an overview. If you
want basic comparison informa-


tion on crime statistics, climate,
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your lifestyle in another locale.
Check out health-care
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See RETIREMENT / 19


I BSINSSSPOLIGT


Michael Milford, 5, from
New Port Richey holds up
his first grouper caught
aboard Mystery Fish
Charters.

Mystery Fish

Charters
30750 Watson Blvd.
Big Pine Key

Sometimes a fishing tnp
doesn't ha\e to be about a
serious and ahite-knuckle
hunt for that prized game
fish. Sometimes, fishing is
more about just spending
quality time on the \water
with familN.
Capt. kim Moore of
MysterN Fish Charters, based
on Big Pine Ke_, specializes
in family\ charters and
employs three generations of
charter fishing and commer-
cial fishing experience to
make e\ ery trip on the %\ after
special.
"We give an opportunity
for fanulies to enjo\ fishing
ad ventures or island hopping
together." Moore says. "As a
child growing up in the KeN s,
I have fished many times
% ith mN parents and it gave
me unforgenable memories."
To make those memories
lasnng. NI stery Fish
Charters can pro\ ide fami-
lies \w ith a DVD of their
unique trp through Ke s
w waters. Children can watch h
themselves land their first
grouper or snapper oLer and
o\er again.
For more information on
Nl\ster\ Fish Charters or to
book a trip. call 304-8389.


Price at the pump


FIRM FOOTING:
Karen Lane (left),
treasurer of the
Key West
Association of
Realtors, which
recently raised
$11,139 for Fair.
Insurance Rates for
Monroe, presents
an award to
Colleen Repetto.
Repetto is FIRM's
representative for
the Middle Keys
and has
spearheaded
several fundraisers
and membership
drives and has
frequently traveled
to Tallahassee on
FIRM's behalf.









Keys Business


Saturday, April 14, 2007 19


Sarasota beckons


PORTSIDE / From 18

Portside Marine."
Along with the high repair
costs,, skyrocketing insurance
rates and property taxes have
accompanied slow sales follow-
ing the 2005 hurricane season.
"We were doing extremely
well up until then, but business in
the Keys has fallen off drastically
since," Klothakis said. "Last year


was the worst year yet."
As for how a once booming
marine business in one of the
most water-crazed parts of the
country can suddenly find itself
reeling in the wake of shrinking
sales, Klothakis can only specu-
late.
"It- could be a number of
things," he said. "Whatever it is, I
think we'll be better off in
Sarasota."


Start planning now


RETIREMENT / From 18

health expenditures.
Learn the tax policy. All
states and cities and counties
- are not created equal. Find
out the state's income tax poli-
cies, local property tax, and
sales, gas and estate tax informa-
tion. And be sure to weigh each
type against the other. If you
must pay high sales or property
taxes, a state with lower income
tax may not actually save you
money.
Consult your family. Make
sure your kids and grandchildren
will want to visit you in your
new city.


Test it out. Visit your new
potential home in different sea-
sons you may not like Florida
in the summer, for example. You
can even consider renting for a
year before you buy a place, so
you're not committed if things
don't work out.
Money Magazine in 2006
ranked the following locales,
based on health care, culture,
green space, lower than averages
taxes and more, as the top five
cities in America to retire to:
Walla Walla, Wash.
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Prescott, Ariz.
Holland, Mich.
+ Williamsburg, Va.


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service center
manager,
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leadership award
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branch manager
for Peary Court,
as manager of
the year.
Seventeen award
recipients were
recognized at the
celebration.


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Start building
tax-free program
for young kids
Think what parents and grand-
parents buy for children. All the
teddy bears, tricycles, dinosaurs,
dolls, skateboards, books, T-
shirts and video games that a
child will get and outgrow could
be piled high enough to bump the
ceiling.
Something children don't out-
grow is an investment in their
college education. Now is a good
time, as Floridians face the April
15 deadline of paying their 2006
U.S. taxes, to think about tax-free
savings for college.
"It makes me feel like I'm
really taking care of her future,"
said Donald Bickel, who opened
a Florida College Investment
Plan account for five-month-old
daughter Erica.
Tampa business owner Bickel
said he and his wife Monica
"wanted to save in advance."
"It's something we talked
about before we had her," she
said. "It's pretty essential. I think
it's just as important as all the
other things we're buying for
her."
He also purchased a Florida
Prepaid College Plan to provide
the flexibility of having both
plans to cover college costs more
completely, especially if Erica


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Starting with as little as a $25
per month automatic bank with-
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parent, grandparent or friend can
sign up with the Florida College
Investment Plan. Tax-free sav-
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for a child's future use while
attending any accredited public
or private university, college or
.technical school in the country.
Some parents are considering
putting part of their 2006 tax
refund in the plan.
Today's average balance in
the Florida College Investment
Plan is $5,320, but the savings
can go much higher.
"The Florida College Invest-
ment Plan is for the little guy and
the big guy," said Ted Hoepner,
chairman of the Florida Prepaid
College Board.
The board manages the
Florida College Investment Plan
and the separate Florida Prepaid
College Plan.
Some 24,326 accounts were
open in the plan as of March 23,
2007. Ninety-four percent of plan
owners are Floridians, but neither
the owner nor the beneficiary
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are required to be U.S. citizens or
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LAST DANCE:
Patticakes, longtime
bartender and
entertainer at
Atlantic Shores
Resort in Key West
parties it up on
a crane one last
time. The resort
held its Last Easter
Tea Dance last
weekend. Atlantic
Shores is closing
after some 20 years
of business to make
way for an upscale
hotel on
the property.
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Register your 4-Year Old for Florida's Free Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) Summer Program
300 Instructional Hour/Full Day Program at designated Sites
Program runs June 7 August 8 from 7:45 am 2:25 pm
Child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1. 2006
Children who have not previously participated in the VPK School Year
Program and will be entering Kindergarten in the 07/08 school year are
eligible to participate in the Summer VPK Program.
Summer 2007 VPK Registration Begins Monday April 16th
Registration Locations/Hours:
Tavernier
Wesley House Family Services, 175 Wrenn Street. Phone: 853-3244
Marathon
Wesley House Family Services, 2796 Overseas Hwy', Suite 202. Phone: 289-2390
Key West
Wesley House Family Services, 1304 Truman Ave. Phone: 292-7150
Monday- Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm *Evening hours available by appointment
Documents Required for VPK Registration
Proof of Child's Age
(Examples: birth certificate, certificate of baptism, passport immunization record)
AND
Proof of Parent/Guardian's Residency (Physical Address)
(Examples: utility bill, bank statement, pay stub, government document)
** Child's Social Security Number Requested (If Available)**
Please call 296-5557 or 292-7150 with any questions regarding required documents and/or
registration. Or visit the Early Learning Coalition's VPK HELP WEBSITE at www.vpkhelp.org.
Important Notice: Parents are encouraged to register early Enrollment at a specific site is
based on class size limits (minimum 4; maximum 10 students) and space availability.
Tentative sites: Plantation Key School, Stanley Switlik School, Gerald Adams School & Banana
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GREEN THUMBS UP: The Marathon Garden Club awards a Great White Heron Award for
aesthetic improvements to its properties landscape to First State Bank at 6900 Overseas
Highway in Marathon. At the presentation are Connie Miola (left) from the garden club,
Becky Shifflett (center), branch operations manager, and Jeanette Francis, lead teller.


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AT&T launches
grant program
The AT&T Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of AT&T
Inc., has launched its 2007
AT&T Excelerator competitive
technology grant program.
In its sixth year, AT&T
Excelerator will provide $9
million to regional and local
nonprofit organizations in
Florida and 21 other states for
projects that use technology to
build stronger communities.
The 2007 AT&T Excelerator
grant program will award indi-
vidual grants -ranging from
$2,500 to $25,000.
Collaborations by two or more
organizations will be consid-
ered for grants up to $50,000
for one year.
To qualify, an organization
must emphasize education,
community development,
health and human services, or
arts and culture. Money may
be used for data communica-
tions services, hardware, soft-


ware, technology training, per-
sonnel and application devel-
opment.
Interested organizations can
apply at www.att.com/excel
erator. Proposals must be
received no later than May 4.

Marathon chamber
meets April 24
The Greater Marathon
Chamber of Commerce's mem-
bership luncheon meeting is
slated for noon on April 24 at
Cabana Breezes in Key Colony
Beach.
Cost to attend is $16.
Reserve a space by calling
743-5417 or faxing 289-0183.
The chamber's next Business
After Hours is April 25 from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at First State
Bank, 6900 Overseas Highway
in Marathon.
A 50/50 raffle, food and
drinks, "a taste of Marathon"
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Beekeeper's talk
buzzes on Tuesday

Mike Price from Bees in
the Keys is the featured
speaker when the Upper
Keys Garden Club has its
next monthly meeting, at
11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the
Francis Tracy Garden
Center, mile marker 94.
He'll talk about keeping
bees in the Keys and the art
of honey making. Any
questions, contact Sherry at
852-0884.

Keys nurse heads
to medical confab

The fifth annual Medical
Reserve Corps National
Leadership and Training
Conference, hosted b\ the
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, is set
for Providence. R.I..
Tuesday to April 21.
Among those attending
\ ill be registered nurse
Rhonda Piner, the Keys'
coordinator of the Florida
Keys Medical Reserve
Corps.
"MRC Leaders with so
many different experiences.
backgrounds, challenges
and successes will be com-
ing together to share and
learn. Being able to take
the knowledge I gain back
to my MRC volunteers
helps to make us an even
stronger and better pre-
pared community," she
said.
More than 500 Medical
Reserve Corps leaders from
across the country n ill
attend the conference,
designed to better equip
local units with the tools
they need to effectively
start and sustain their unit
through partnerships.
There are approximately
640 units with more than
120,000 volunteers across
the nation. For more infor-
mation on the Florida Keys.
contact Piner at (305) 747-
0833 or go to www.med
icalreservecorps.gov.


Cudjoe woman
lends her time for
Peruvian children
By KYLE TEAL
kteal@keynoter.com

When Kathlene Steinmuller of
Cudjoe Key read a newspaper
article about the poor educational
and living situation for children
in Lima, Peru, she knew it was
time to take a vacation.
But for Steinmuller, a vacation
didn't involve shopping, margari-
tas or suntan lotion. It meant
something much more signifi-
cant: touching the lives of
Peruvian youths.
Steinmuller enrolled in a
nationwide program called the
Global Volunteer Network and
spent two weeks in March living
in a Peruvian hostel with a team
of four volunteers from all over
the country.
She taught English classes to
girls in fourth and eighth grades
and cared for toddlers and infants
who came from rundown areas of
town to the rundown conditions
of the Puericulturio Perez
Aranibar, a children's home for
more than 500 orphan youths.
"To learn the culture from the
inside makes for a more genuine
experience than you find with
regular tourism," she said. "I've
been a tourist a lot, but this was
authentic."
Since 1984, Global Volunteers
has provided those who are as
adventurous as they are altruistic
with opportunities to work in


Photos courtesy GLOBA. VOLUNTEERS
Kathlene Steinmuller gets hugs from some of her charges in Lima, Peru.


low-incomne areas in countries
ranging anywhere from Australia
to Tanzania. The program offers
short-term projects, typically two
to three weeks long so people can
fit it into their vacations, spokes-
woman Barbara DeGroot said.
"Two weeks is perfectly work-
able with the life most people try
to live," Steinmuller said.
According to DeGroot, the
program offers people a chance to


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This is the Puericultorio Perez Aranibar children's home where
Kathlene Steinmuller taught youngsters English.


see if they enjoy making a differ-
ence in a different, high-need
area without binding them into
long-term commitments that sim-
ilar programs such as Americorps
and the Peace Corps offer.
Steinmuller described Lima as
a sprawling, breath-taking "dra-
matic setting" with cacti scattered
about the terrain, although the
orphanage was in a rough neigh-
borhood. She said working with
the children in Lima was a grati-
fying experience and compared
and it to a full-time job with the
unbeatable perk of scoring a
glimpse into a culture and
lifestyle far outside the norm.
"You go there and ask, 'how
can I serve you?'" she said.
The group Steinmuller
worked with broke off into two
sections one (Steinmuller's
group) cared for toddlers during
the day and the other helped
reconstruct areas of the orphan-
age by cleaning and painting the
walls. In the afternoon, they all
taught English to children.
"I didn't feel totally confident
to teach English, so I didn't know
what to expect," she said. But
because of the children's friendly


and accepting nature, Steinmuller
said it was an experience rich
with meaningful memories.
"It was surprising how happy
and generous they were to us.
They worked hard to teach us
want they wanted to learn."
She recalled using her yoga
abilities in a lesson to teach the
students animal names. She
would write the word on the
board in English and in Spanish
before mimicking the animal's
movements with yoga moves.
Before long, students from out-
side her class approached her
after school and demonstrated
their new yoga tricks they picked
up from their friends from
Steinmuller's class.
It's the memories like this one,
she said, that make the trip more
momentous than a typical vaca-
tion.
Volunteers at Global pay a tax-
deductible fee to cover expenses,
food and lodging. Costs for over-
seas programs range from $1,595
to $2,595, while American pro-
grams are $795.
The program has a 30 percent
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Botanical Garden gets Migration Mania


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For the third year in a row,
Migration Mania at the Key
West Tropical Forest and
Botanical Garden celebrates the
journey of birds and butterflies
flying through, as they move
from their winter homes in
South America, Central America
and the Caribbean to their sum-
mer homes in the north.
Beginning today and extend-
ing to April 30, the garden will


That same evening, at 8:30
p.m., Stowe will take older chil-
dren and adults on a "spider
walk" through the garden. It's
limited to 25 participants.
And Marc Minno, author and
butterfly specialist, will offer


fun through his butterfly pro-
gram at 11 a.m. May 5.
All activities will be at the
Key West Tropical Forest and
Botanical Garden, 510 College
Road, Stock Island. Call 296-
1504.


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open at 7:30 a.m. for early bird-
ers.
Phillip Hughes, recovery
biologist for U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, will lead a
birding tour beginning at 8:30
a.m. today. The tour is limited to
25 participants.
On April 21 at 11 a.m.,
botanist and teacher Stephen
Hodges will give children a
hands-on look at some native
and exotic snakes and turtles.
Hodges will return April 25
at 7 p.m. to give adults an in-
depth look at some of the more
interesting plant species grow-
ing in the Keys. Species covered
will include plants used for
food, medicine, construction,
poisons and hallucinogens, as
well as plants used in religious
worship in different parts of the
world.
At 11 a.m. April 28, Mark
Stowe, a researcher with 30
years experience pursuing exot-
ic spiders, will show children
how spiders can be engineers,
highway builders and also lasso
their prey.


Blinckmann and artist Hays
Blinckmann, their dream began
to come true at 1011 Truman
Ave.
The train station is now a
three-tiered, room-sized fanta-
syland with 10 locomotives
and 30 cars running on six sep-
arate tracks .encompassing
scenes from Old Brooklyn to
Key West and everywhere in
between.
An old-fashioned picnic
with hamburgers, hot dogs,
beer, wine and soda is includ-
ed. Cost of admission is $20
for adults and $1 for children.
All children must be accompa-
nied by a parent.
All proceeds help support
the work of AIDS Help
throughout Monroe County.


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Get on a train for
AIDS Help Sunday

Kids both young and
adult can travel the magical
world of the Truman Avenue
Train Station Sunday from I to
4 p.m. to benefit AIDS Help.
Nick Trivisonno received
his first Lionel train set for
Christmas in 1953 and soon
became addicted to electric
trains. He and his wife Suzie
had been collecting trains and
train paraphernalia for several
years, hoping to one day create
a place where they could share
them with others.
Two years ago, with the
-help of electrical engineer and
specialty carpenter Jan


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All are welcome and a light lunch is provided.
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
11:00 AM 1:00 PM
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NEW ARRIVAL:'Capt.' Shade Malak Fletcher was born Feb.
27 at Lower Keys Medical Center to Kalam and Sarah
(Dean) Fletcher of Marathon. He weighed 8 pounds, 10
ounces. Grandparents are Bruce and Carol (Dean)
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SeniOrs' insurance
help comes Tuesday

Seniors having problems
with their Part D Medicare pre-
scription drug program or sup-
plemental insurance plan can
get help through SHINE
(Serving the Health Insurance
Needs of the Elderly), a free
service provided by local vol-
unteers.
SHINE is working with the


Monroe County Cooperative
Extension Service, which
recently obtained a grant to
help provide information to
seniors.
Pam Martin of SHINE and
Marvin Glade with the
Extension Service are offering
appointments up and down the
Keys.
Tuesday, Martin and Glade
will be at the Big Pine Key
Senior Center from noon to 2
p.m. In the Upper Keys,


STORM CHASER'S STORIES: The Matecumbe Historical
Trust's Lecture and Social series continues at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday with storm chaser Jim Leonard, who will show
video of some of the most powerful storms ever to hit land.
This is the Bahia Honda Bridge during Hurricane Wilma in
October 2005. The free session is at the Islander Resort at
mile marker 82.


Education TV


The Monroe County School
Board broadcasts educational tel-
evision on Comcast Cable
Channel 78. Following highlights
for Monday and Tuesday:
7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the Biological
Biosphere.
8: A Musical Journey: Imani
Winds.
9: School District an-
nouncements..
+ 10: National Gallery of Art:
James McNeill Whistler: His
Etchings.
10:30: National Gallery of
Art: Courtly Art of the Ancient
Maya.
+ 11: The Real George
Washington.
Noon: The World of
Chemistry.
+ 1 p.m.: Meet the Author: L.
M. Elliott.
1:30: Meet the Author: Dan


Gutman.
2: NASA Science Files: The
Case of the Biological Biosphere.
+ 3: Telling Stories: Jon
Scieszka.
+ 4: Learning Math/Teaching
Math.
5: School District an-
nouncements. -
6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Teacher Talk: An
Inside Look at Florida Education.
7: I Heard That! Listening
to Classical Music.
7:30: The Electric Guitar:
Its Makers and Its Players.
+ 8: History and Music with
the National Symphony
Orchestra.
9: The World of Chemistry.
10: Learning Math/Teaching
Math.
+ 11: PAEC Tuesday Teacher
Training: Differentiated Instruc-
tion.


appointments are available at
the Plantation Key Senior
Center April 24 from 2 to 4
p.m.
On April 25, you can get
help at the Key West Senior
Center from 11 a.m. to 1:15
p.m.
Call Martin at 853-0907 or
Glade at 304-6438 for more
information.

Mariners hosts
town-hall meeting

Upper Keys residents are
invited to a town-hall meeting
at Mariners Hospital, mile


marker 91.5, at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday.
Light refreshments will be
served, followed by a panel
discussion on health care in the
Upper Keys.
Participating on the panel
will be hospital Chief
Executive Officer Nelson
Lazo; True Lansden, surgery
chief; Dennis Rainwater, resi-
dent of the medical staff; and
Stan Zuba, medicine chief. The
evening will conclude with a
question-and-answer session.
The session is free.
However, reservations are
required. To make a reserva-
tion, call 434-3400.


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RACE DAY: Holiday Isle Resort's 23rd annual Trikes for Tykes Races March 24 drew 10 teams
from local businesses for the Key Largo Kiwanis Club fundraiser. Teams raced for speed,
around obstacles and tested their endurance on tiny tricycles. South Dade Realty was the
winner. First First State Bank of Key Largo came in second and the Rotary Club of Key Largo
third.


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Crane Point Hammock
celebrates Earth Day

Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon celebrates Earth Day
April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Environmental-themed
booths, healthy food choices,
music and outdoor activities will
.take place at the Middle Keys
nature preserve and are included
with regular admission fees.
An environmental art show
will be displayed and judged.
Tours of the Wild Bird Rescue
Center within Crane Point will
be included.
Stanley Switlik Elementary
School's Rodbenders fishing
club will be there to demonstrate
fishing techniques and partici-
pate in catch-and-release fishing
off the point.
There will be food available
including tabouleh, falafel, fresh
fruit smoothies and dirt cups
made with Oreo cookies.
The Adopt-A-Tree program
will also be offered. For $35,
donors receive a Crane Point T-
shirt, certificate and facts about
a specific tree in the 63-acre
hammock.
Admission to Crane Point is
$7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors
and $4 for students; children
under 6 are admitted free, as are
Crane Point members. Yearly
membership is $25 (a family is
$60), and includes free admis-
sion to Crane Point, 10 percent
discount in the gift shop, quar-
terly newsletters and discounts
on all Crane Point events.
Call 743-3900.

City planning
April cleanup

Key West's Clean and Green
Committee has a citywide
cleanup set for April 28.
Volunteers will gather at the


Bayview Park bandstand by
Jose Marti Drive at 8 a.m. The
mission is to pick up trash and
debris on the streets, sidewalks
and shorelines. The city will
provide trash bags and water to
volunteers. Anyone who has a
group that wants to help can
send a team captain to pick up
some bags for their selected
spot.
The city also has an Adopt-
an-Area Program in which indi-
viduals or groups can choose to
provide cleanup on a monthly
basis. The city will supply grip-
pers, trash bags, trash pickup
and a sign denoting the commit-
ment.
A pre-cleaning organizational
meeting is set for noon Monday
at City Hall, 525 Angela St., in
the first-floor conference room.
For more information, call
Annalise Mannix at 296-9772.

Four are elected
to Mariners board

Joe Catarineau, Patricia
Mull, Dr. Dennis Rainwater and
Patricia Stanley have been
named to the Mariners Hospital
Foundation board for two-year
terms.
Catarineau, a native of
Miami, is a principal in the
accounting firm Catarineau &
Catarineau and the law firm Joe
A. Catarineau P.A., both in
Tavernier.
Mull is a certified public
accountant, with her practice
devoted to wealth accumulation
and preservation.
Rainwater serves on the
foundation board as the presi-
dent. of the Mariners medical
staff. He's a board-certified
internist.
Stanley is a real-estate bro-
ker-owner with Island Villa
Properties who's also involved
in related businesses.


Donations accepted of
*Autos .Boats *Airplanes
-Real Estate lots or buildings
SMinistry will provide IRS form 8283 for tax purposes with each donation
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Keys briefs


Physician Harkness
discusses hernias
Dr. Stephen Harkness from
Fishermen's Hospital is the next
speaker in the medical center's
free Lunch and Learn series.
He'll talk about hernia health
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
For reservations, 'call Dianne
Wietz at 289-6207.

County's Bair
speaks on Monday
The next general meeting of
the Big Pine Key Civic
Association is planned for 7:30
p.m. Monday at the Lower Keys
Property Owners Building on
Bogie Road, near the old
Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp
on Big Pine Key.
The speaker is. Diane Bair,
Monroe County's special proj-


ects and floodplain administra-
tor, speaking about floodplain
insurance issues. Time will be
reserved for a question-and-
answer period following the for-
mal presentation.

Doctor addresses
Upper Keys AARP
Dr. Bernard Ginsberg will
talk about the new shingles vac-
cine when he addresses the
Upper Keys AARP Thursday at
the Key Largo Civic Club, mile
marker 100.
The session is from 2 to 4
p.m. Also on the agenda are
updates on the program for sen-
iors in Monroe County still
needing hurricane repairs, aiia
reports on the Senior
Information Fair and the Older
Americans Advisory Board.
For more information contact
Pam Martin at 853-0907.


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SURVIVOR'S MESSAGE: Dell Lofton, the 2007 Upper Keys Relay for Life honorary
chairwoman, shares an inspirational message at the survivors' breakfast hosted by the
Island Grill. This year's relay is April 27 and 28 at Founders Park, Islamorada. The Lower and
Middle Keys Relays wrap up today. To join an Upper Keys team, volunteer or help in any
other way, call Christi Allen at 942-0808 or Michele Beach (305) 619-1354.


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Mohawk Museum
is Monday topic

Frans Boetes, president of the
USS Mohawk Coast Guard
Cutter Memorial Museum at the
Truman Waterfront in Key West,
is the speaker at the next free lec-
ture presented by the Key West
Maritime Historical Society, at 7
p.m. Monday at the Key West
library, 700 Fleming St.
He'll discuss his efforts that
brought the ship to Key West,
why Key West was selected as
the location and why the commu-
nity should support a floating
maritime museum. Boetes will
also share future plans for the
museum (the Mohawk is not the
last historical ship planned), and
the ship's history and museum
founders.
Docked at the East Quay
Wall, the former Coast Guard
cutter and World War II convoy
escort is a floating memorial to
the World War II Battle of the
Atlantic, in which Allied victory
was in the balance.
Boetes found the 1934 cutter
in a scrap yard in Staten Island
four years ago and arranged for
her purchase.

Car show Sunday
in the Lower Keys

The Florida Keys Southern-
most Car Club holds its next
monthly Show and Shine show
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at
Knuckleheads Bar & Grill, mile
marker 15. It's open to lovers of
classic, custom and street-rod
automobiles of all years and
makes, plus chrome-loaded
motorcycles.
The club seeks new members
for a full schedule of events. For
more information contact Dick
Moody at 942-1758 or Curry
Blackwell at 304-2752.

Church is hosting
monthly CPR class

What are called "Friends and
Family" cardiopulmonary resus-
citation classes will be held
monthly beginning April 25,
from 1 to 5 p.m, at the Key West
Church of Christ, 1700 Von
Phister St.
The class is free but the
instructional booklet costs $10.
Call 296-3331 to reserve a spot


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He uses iPod
in his school's
science project
Newfound Harbor Marine
Institute at Seacamp on Big Pine
Key hosts school groups from all
over the country for residential
programs during the school year.
Many teachers bring groups
nearly every year with new stu-
dents to learn about the rich
environment- of the Florida
Keys. But this year, one school-
is doing more than learning -
it's doing a science-fair project
with sharks.
Fred Fotsch is a teacher from
Springfield Public School in
Springfield, Mo., who brought
his 23 high-school students in
March. His son Rudy, a student,
is in charge of a project to learn
if sharks can be attracted by sig-
nals from other fish in distress.
Knowing that sharks can
sense electromagnetic waves
with their Ampullae of
Lorenzini, Rudy Fotsch record-
ed electromyograms, which
measure muscle activity, from
five species of fish in distress.
He stored them on his iPod to be
the stimuli for the class project.
He built the equipment he
needed for the project, including
an amplifier, broadcasting
antennae and a video recorder to
monitor sharks that might
approach when the EMG signals
are broadcast into the water.
So far the system has been

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Palms expert speaks
in Keys Thursday
The next meeting of the Big
Pine Key Botanical Society is
planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday
at Lord of the Seas Lutheran
Church, Key Deer Boulevard,
Big Pine Key.
John De Mott, owner of the
Redland Nursery in Homestead,
will speak on the topic of palms.
He collects palms and cycads and
will bring plants for an auction
after his presentation.
For more information, call
Maryann at 872-5782.


tested only in the Newfound
Harbor Marine Institute shark
pond, where it seemed to interest
the small sharks that swim there.
He hopes to soon put it out in the
real world and learn if any types
of distress signals will attract
predatory sharks.


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Keys briefs


State changes
snapper rules

Recreational anglers w ill
be able to catch and keep red
snapper in Gulf of Mexico
\waters soon, but the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
advises anglers there are
some important new rules
they need to know about this
year.
The FWC has made no
changes to red-snapper regu-
lations in Gulf state waters.
but there are changes in fed-
eral waters. Flonda %aiers
extend 9 nautical miles off-
shore in the Gulf. and federal
\ waters extend beyond state
w:lters.
The recreational red snap-
per fishing season in Florida
w waters in the Gulf opens
Sunday as usual, and the
season in Gulf federal -aters
opens April 21, which also is
the same as in past years.
A new wnnkle is that a
federal rule took effect
recently to reduce the harvest
of red snapper temporarily
while a permanent plan to
manage the o erfished
species is finalized.
The new federal rule says
anglers in Gulf federal
waters still may keep the
existing four-red-snapper
daily bag limit and the cap-
tain and crew of for-hire ves-
sels ma. continue to retain
this limit for the first 11 days
of the season; from Apnl 21
through Ma\ 1.
Ho~ ever. beginning on
Ma\ 2. the daily recreational
bag limit for red snapper in
Gulf federal waters will be
reduced from four fish to
two per person, and the cap-
tain and crew of for-hire %es-
sels no longer will be
allowed to retain the recre-
ational bag liumt.
In Gulf state waters, the
daily recreational bag limit
for red snapper will remain
unchanged at four fish per
person. and the captain and
crew of for-hire vessels still
can keep tie recreational bag
limit during the entire open
season.


Canes on a hot streak


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Three straight wins have
the Coral Shores Hurricanes
headed in the right direction as
District 16-3A playoffs near,
head coach Jeff Meyers said.
"We know our team by
now," he said while preparing
for Friday's scheduled night
game at Key West High
School. "We just have to keep
playing the way we have
been."
After two wins and a rain-
out this week, Coral Shores
carried a 14-6 record to face
Key West (12-8). Results were
not available at press time.
The Canes finish out the
regular season with three
games this week, a 4 p.m.
Monday home game against
Marathon High School at
Founders Park, followed by
trips to Pine Crest on
Thursday and Spanish River
High School on Friday.
The District 16-3A
Tournament opens April 23 at
Founders Park.
Senior catcher Lee Cash
and sophomore outfielder
Ryan Biondoletti each had
three hits Tuesday at the
Canes doubled up a good
Westwood Christian team, 6-
3.
Alex Nobregas notched the
pitching win, with late relief
from Chris Noble.
The tandem teamed up


Team wins three, has 14-6 mark heading
into the final week of the regular season


offensively Monday, when
Nobregas laid down a suicide-
squeeze bunt that brought'
Noble home with the winning


run in a 9-8 final over Ransom
Everglades.
Stephen Fowler's home run
put an exclamation point on
Coral Shores' six-run explo-
sion in the first inning. But


Ransom answered, scoring
four times in the bottom of the
first.
Ray Ferro's home run
helped the Canes stay just far
enough ahead of the Raiders.
A Thursday home game
against Palmer Trinity was
rained out and will not be
rescheduled.


Conchs steal


home, win big


Key West starts
slowly but stops
Mater Academy
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

As a handful of squinting
spectators looked on from the
grandstand, Pex Weech Field
was bathed in a golden glow at
6 p.m., the rare starting time for


Tuesday's District 16-4A base-
ball game between Key West
High School and Mater
Academy.
For the Lions, who had trav-
eled from Hialeah and were
hoping to get home at a decent
hour, with school looming in
the morning, their time in the
sun was brief two runs in the


See CONCHS / 33


Regular season
ends Tuesday
at Coral Shores
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com

The Marathon High School
baseball team had no problem
scoring runs against one of the
top baseball programs in South
Florida, Westminster Christian,
on Tuesday, but inconsistent


pitching again hurt the
Dolphins in the 11-7 district
loss.
The Dolphins (3-10) end the
regular season with a game at
Keys rival Coral Shores at 4
p.m. Tuesday.
Marathon has been strug-
gling this season behind a
young roster and a very small
bullpen of pitchers, although
See FINS / 34


Photo by RACHEL OROPEZA
SOCCER HONORS: The boys' soccer team at Key West High School had its awards banquet
last week. Honored were (front from left) Zack Harden, Brooks Saunders and Blake
Oropeza; and Shawn Hamilton, Trevor Gordon, Alex Medeiata, Michael Eder, Michael
Labrada, Sean McChesney and Kenneth Hathaway. The team finished 18-6-6 after losing to
Merritt Island in the Region 4-4A championship game.


Marathon hangs tough

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Keys Sports & Outdoors


Wednesday, April 14,2007 33


Lady Conchs host districts


They play
St. Brendan
in the opener
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

The Key West High School
softball team finishes its regular
season today with an 11 a.m.
game of little importance at
Okeechobee.
Tuesday is the big day for the
Conchs, who for the first time in
four years are host to the
District 16-4A tournament.
They will play St. Brendan at 4
p.m. at the Back Yard in the
semifinal game, and need a vic-
tory to continue in the postsea-
son.-
The winner will play top-


seeded Monsignor Pace at 7
p.m. Wednesday, with both of
those teams advancing to the
regional tournament.
Key West has reached the
Elite Eight in the state tourna-
ment only once two years
ago when it lost to Plantation in
the regional final game but
now the Conchs are counting on
home-field advantage to get to
that plateau again.
If the Conchs, who have lost
the district final game two years
in a row, can defeat St. Brendan
and Pace, they will be ensured
of one home regional game and
possibly two.
The Conchs are led by steady
sophomore pitcher Lindsay
Yochum and a defense that in
most games has been depend-


Ratcliff steals home


CONCHS / From 32

first inning of an eventual 10-3
Key West victory.
As the evening proceeded,
the crowd grew to a respectable
weeknight number and provided
more than enough encourage-
ment for its white-uniformed
favorites to subdue a stubborn
team that was unidentifiable in
gray pants and black shirts with
barely discernible numbers.
The Conchs had defeated
Mater by only 2-1 early in the
season and the quick 2-0 deficit
elicited some muttering that
faded quickly as the Conchs
came back with three runs in the
first.
Shortstop Raiko Alfonso wal-
loped a homer over the right-
field fence and another run
scored on a long triple by third
baseman Charlie Walker-Yhap.
The Conchs got two more
runs in the second the slender
sophomore Michael Arencibia
followed singles by Nolan
Thomas and Radier Gonzalez
with a two-run double to take
a 5-2 lead.
Mater kept the game close,
closing the gap to a precarious
5-3 with a run in the fourth
against starter Daniel Foltz.
In the bottom of the sixth,
beneath white lights and a black
sky, the Conchs loaded the bases
with one out. Arencibia came


though again, bouncing a single
to left to score two runs.
Later in the inning, Frankie
Ratcliff stole home, exciting
everyone, including the
excitable WKWF broadcaster
Rick Lopez who was calling the
game from atop a chair in the
Key West bullpen.
"We've been trying to do that
all year," Menendez said as
Ratcliff was mobbed on his way
back to the dugout.
Later, he added, "I couldn't
tell you the last time it hap-
pened, but I have never seen it
since I have been here as a play-
er or coach."
The Conchs added two more
runs for a 10-3 lead, and after
reliever Blayne Weller retired
the Lions in the seventh, it was
going on 9 o'clock, ensuring
that Mater wouldn't get home at
a decent hour after all.
After the game, Menendez
felt pretty good about his 13-8
team.
"I think we have got our
swagger back," he said. "We
have started to swing the bats as
well as we have all year and we
have played good defense."
The Conchs, who played
Coral Shores Friday night in a
game completed too late for
today's paper, will play host to
longtime rival Gulliver Prep at 8
tonight. It will be the first meet-
ing between the teams since
2005.


able. The offense, sparked by
lead-off hitter Jianna Hernandez
and powered by senior Heather
Palladino and, lately, freshman
Lauren Wells, has piled up runs
against average pitching and
struggled against overpowering
hurlers.
St. Brendan will pitch junior
Tamara Hidalgo, whom the
Conchs have defeated twice this
season, 17-0 and 4-2, but she did
win in Key West last year.
Pace, which has a strong
pitcher in Brenda Emerson, has
lost its last two games in Key
West, including one in early
March in which they were shut
out, 4-0, by Yochum. But the
Spartans got a split in the regu-
lar-season series by winning, 5-
2, at Opa-Locka.
The Conchs, under first-year
coach David Gootee, were 14-
10 before Friday night's game at
Okeechobee, which was com-
pleted too late for today's paper.
A scheduled game with Coral
Shores was cancelled
Wednesday because of the threat
of rain.
Admission to the district
tournament is $5.


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Tennis Fins head to districts


Marathon fights
tough competition
during down year
By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com

Although "the Marathon
softball team looks like a lock
for a regional berth, the
Marathon High School tennis
team is by far the underdog
heading into the District 16-A
tournament beginning Monday
at 8 a.m. at Continental Park in
Miami.
The Dolphins earned a few
singles wins over the season,
but were without any team
wins, with the boys at 0-8 and
the girls at 0-10 for the year.


In districts, player matchups
will be drawn from a hat and
consist of best two-of-three
single-loss elimination sets,
quite different from the eight-
game pro sets played during
the regular season.
"For our players to advance
to the second day, they'll have
to win two singles matches,"
coach Mark Hooper said. "It's
a lot to do with conditioning,
and our kids are in shape, that's
for sure. They can wear them
down if it gets to a third set."
No. 1 players Gabby
Brossard and Alex Donaldson
will have the toughest matches
going against the top players
from tennis powers like
Ransom Everglades, Palmer


Trinity .and Westminster
Christian.
Hooper said wins -could
come from the middle spots -
Kerry Wonderlin and John
Danaher on the boys' side and
Kelsey Wonderlin and Angela
Farello on the girls' side.
With Brossard and
Donaldson the only two sen-
iors, Hooper said the tourna-
ment may turn out to be a
chance to prepare younger
players for competitive seasons
in the future.
"I will have seven of my
nine boys playing at districts,
and as a coach I'm pleased
with that," Hooper said.
"Nucleus of the team will be
there next year, and we've got
a shot to build this team to be
really competitive."


Weak pitching hurts Dolphins


FINS / From 32

coach Luis Leal said the team
looks to be peaking at just the
right time.
"I'm still waiting for a com-
plete all-around game from
pitching, defense and hitting,"
Leal said. "We got a glimpse of
it against Miami Country Day
[a 9-3 win last week], and we
know we are capable of doing
it. I think we are heading in the
right .direction for playoff
time."
A Wednesday game against
fellow District 16-2A team
Palmer Trinity was forfeited
when Palmer couldn't provide


any officials, and the Dolphins
won the coin flip to be the No. 2
seed in the district tournament.
Marathon will be the home
team against Palmer in the first-
round game at 4 p.m. April 24
in Miami. With a win,
Marathon will earn a regional
tournament berth and the right
to face Westminster in the dis-
trict title game, set for 4 p.m.
April 26.
Against the Warriors
Tuesday, the Dolphin offense
showed up quickly in the first
inning, with 10 hitters coming
to the plate to score four runs.
But the potent Westminster
offense got rolling quickly
when Marathon's Toby Eigner


made an error at third base to
allow two runs to score. A two-
run homer tied the game.
Marathon got one back in the
second when Sean O'Connor
(2-for-3) singled, stole second
and third, and came home on a
double by Chris Garrett (2-for-
4).
But freshman pitcher
Thomas Ryan allowed five
more tuns in the bottom of the
inning and was taken out of the
game with stiffness in his
shoulder. Ryan allowed six hits,
walked two and hit two batters.
Junior George Hoffman
came in for relief and pitched
solid, giving up four earned
runs off eight hits, three walks
and four hit batters.
The Dolphins got two runs in
the fifth with a two-RBI single
by Jay Hegland. The Warriors
pitched around O'Connor, who
is leading the Dolphins with a
.649 slugging percentage.
Marathon's scoring stopped
after the fifth, when the team
was down 9-7. Westminster
tacked on two more runs in the
fifth and two more in the sixth
to put the game away.
"We hit the ball very well ...
and the defense played pretty
well only two errors and two
passed balls," Leal said. "Our
guys battled the best they could
to keep us in it and we hit some
very hard balls with runners on
the bases, but we hit them right
at the fielders."


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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City Council consisting of
Christopher Bull, Mike Cinque, Pete Worthington, Marilyn
Tempest, and Don Vasil, City Manager Michael H. Puto, City
Attorneys Jimmy Morales and Richard McDuff will meet in an
Attorney-Client Session, pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Fla.
Stat. to discuss the following litigation pending before the US
District Court:
Case No. 06-10089
Robert Abad
Vs.
City of Marathon
The meeting will be held on April 24th at 5:30 p.m. at The Marathon
Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon,
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Canes close out
regular season
this afternoon
By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

Both Coral Shores lacrosse
teams charge into postseason
play this week, with the
Hurricane boys hosting the
District 13 Tournament on
Tuesday.
First, the Canes finish the
regular season at 4 p.m. today
when North Broward Prep vis-
its.
The game starts three hours
later than originally sched-
uled. Officials were available
only for the later start, team
officials said.
The Hurricanes lost, 7-6, to
visiting Pines Charter in a
Tuesday match that coaches
called the team's best game of
the season.
Alex Burchfield scored all
three first-half goals as the
Canes (0-14) battled to a 3-3
halftime tie against Pines
Charter's Jaguars.
Coral Shores got goals from
Elves Sosa and Robert
Desantis to regain the lead at
5-3, but Pines rallied to send
the game into the fourth tied


again at 5-5.
A fourth-quarter score by
Dylan Mats gave the home
club a chance, but the Jaguars
scored the winning goal with
1:45 remaining and controlled
the ball for the remaining
time. The Canes got their last
shot with two seconds left on a
long toss by defender Chris
Rini.
Canes goalie D.J. Farr
"played an incredible game,
stopping numerous point-
blank shots from the Jaguars
attackmen," coach Mark Hall
said. "All in all, the
Hurricanes played a great
game."
That sets the stage for the
four-team District 13
Tournament.
The Hurricanes drew top
seed Gulliver Prep in the first
semifinal at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, followed by Palmer
Trinity against Ransom
Everglades at 6:30 p.m.
Semifinal winners play for the
title at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Coral Shores placed three
players on the all-district hon-
ors list, with sophomore
defender Chris Rini. making
the first team. Senior midfield-
er Mike Gregory and junior
goalie Farr were named to the
second team.


The Lady Hurricanes travel
to Broward County on
Monday for the district tourna-
iment first round, playing top
seed Cypress Bay in Weston.
The winner advances to the
district championship
Wednesday against the winner
of a Palmetto-Palmer Trinity
semifinal.
The Canes closed the regu-
lar season Wednesday with a
20-11 loss to state-ranked
Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Only one other team has
scored 11 goals against
Douglas, Hall said, so "I con-
sider that a victory of sorts....
This game was a great test for
our girls going into the district
playoffs."
Brittany Wood and Rachel
Catanio each scored four goals
for Coral Shores (4-7 overall,
4-4 in district) against
Douglas. Darcie Spaulding
scored three goals with an
assist. Goalie Sarah Taylor
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Coral Shores' track teams
arrived in Miami for the
District 16-2A meet Thursday
- but so did spring rains.
The track-and-field meet
was washed out and resched-
uled for Friday (results not
available at press time). Top
event finishers from the nine-
team meet advance to the day-
long Region 4-2A meet this
coming Friday, also at Belen
Jesuit's De la Cruz Stadium.
In other upcoming sports
playoffs:
The Coral Shores tennis
teams travel to Tropical- Park
in Miami Monday for the
District 16-2A Tournament.
Nine teams compete. The
Lady Hurricanes were unde-
feated as a team until the final


regular match of the season, a
5-2 loss to Gulliver Prep this
week.
+ The Lady Hurricanes fin-
ished the regular softball sea-
son Friday against Ransom
Everglades, going for the
squad's fourth win of the sea-
son (score not available at
press time).
Monday, the District 16-3A
Tournament opens at Coral
Shores with Archbishop
Carroll playing MAST at 3:30
p.m. Coral Shores follows
with a game against Ransom
at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Monday's winners advance
to meet district leaders
Gulliver Prep and Carrollton
in Wednesday semifinals,
beginning at 5 p.m.


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The Marathon High School softball team (9-6) heads to districts this week. The team consists of
(front from left) Sandahl Stephens, Melanie Boyd, Sarah Melia, Megan Gardner, Morgan
Longstreth and Layne Doyle; and (back) Head Coach Jason Frank, Abi Meyer, Shelby Kuck,
Megan McKeena, Natalie Johnson, Kelley Struyf, Jeanette Betancourt, Alexis Culver, Yari Alpizar
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The Marathon High School
softball team enters the
District 16-2A tournament this
week with some, momentum
after a 9-5 win over Ransom
Everglades on Wednesday to
close out the regular season.
Marathon, the No. 2-seeded
team, faces No. 3-seeded
Palmer Trinity at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Coral Reef Park in
Miami.
With 'a win, Marathon
would earn a berth to the
regional tournament and likely
play Westminster Christian in
the district title game, set for 4
p.m. Thursday.
Although the Dolphins
somewhat cruised to a win-
ning season (9-6), coach Jason
Frank said his team is still
plagued by the tendency to
play down to the level of com-
petition.
"We've taught them what
we can, and now they've got
to go out and play," Frank
said. "They are a great group
of girls, and they've got a lot
of potential. They just need to
realize that right now."


Frank said it took nearly
the whole game for the
Dolphins to really show up
against Ransom, which played
a lot tougher than in the
teams' first meeting back in
early March.
The potent Dolphin lineup
sat'down one-two-three in the
first inning and could score
only one run in the second
with bases loaded.
Pitcher Megan Gardner
struggled finding the-umpire's
shifting strike zone, although
she finished the game poised
with six strikeouts and five
hits allowed.
Defensively, the Dolphins
looked sleepy as errors led to
Ransom runs in the first and
third innings.
The game was tied 5-5
heading into the seventh and
final inning, when Frank had
to spark some motivation.
S"I told them it's now time
to get off the bus," Frank said.
"They scored four in the top of
the seventh, and Ransom went
down one-two-three more
like it should've been all
game."
Melanie Boyd finished 3-
for-4 with three RBI. Sandahl
Stephens was 2-for-4, as was
Abi Meyer. Sarah Melia went
2-for-3 and Natalie Johnson
drove in two runs.


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The Monroe County Audit Committee is requesting proposals from
qualified independent certified public accountants to audit its financial
.statements for the fiscal years ending 9/30/2007, 2008, and 2009, with
the option for two subsequent fiscal years. These audits are to be
performed in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in
the United States, the standards set forth for financial audits in
Government Auditing Standards, Office of Management and Budget
Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations, Florida Statutes 218.391 and Section 10.550 of the Rules
of the Auditor General. The governmental entities to be audited are:

Monroe County Board of County Commissioners
Monroe County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County Property Appraiser
Monroe County Tax Collector
Monroe County Sheriff
Monroe County Supervisor of'Elections
Monroe County Comprehensive Plan Land Authority

Detailed requests for qualifications are available in the office of Danny L.
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'07 Fins football schedule set


By DAVID BALL
dball@keynoter.com


The 2007 Marathon High
School football season is set,
and it looks like a whopper.
"This is just the hardest
scheduled we've had," said six-
year coach Lance Martin, who
led the Dolphins to back-to-
back District 8-2B champi-
onships in 2003 and 2004.
But this year, the familiar
names of Archbishop Curley,
American Heritage and other
Marathon rivals are gone.
In their places are schools
like Deltona, Jensen Beach and
Pope John Paul.
Most of the new schools are
close to Central Florida, and all
are away games. Martin said
very few schools wanted to
travel to play Marathon, so he
had to take what he could get.
"We tried hard to find games,
but nobody would play us," he
said. "Two teams left our dis-
trict and didn't want to continue
playing us for some reason."
Marathon won't be playing
against its biggest football rival,
Archbishop Curley, after an
incident this year in which
water tainted with ammonia
was given to the Lady Dolphins
basketball team at the Miami
school.
And unfortunately for the
football Dolphins, each one of
the new schools is much, much
bigger than Marathon.
"We don't play any schools
that are smaller or the same size
in our non-district schedule,"
Martin said. "It could either be
good preparation for districts,


or it could backfire and we
could get banged up and hurt."
The Dolphins saw several
key injuries toward the end of
the 2006 season that ended in a
6-4 record.
Martin fears the injuries
could be worse this year, as the
Dolphins go up against a school
like Deltona a class 6A
school out of Daytona Beach
with well over 2,500 students.
Marathon has about 400 stu-
dents, and many of the football
starters play the entire game at
several offensive and defensive
positions.
"The numbers they are going
to throw at us, that's going to be
tough," Martin said. "It's easy
for them to stay fresh with new
players."
Marathon begins the regular
season at Pope John Paul in
Boca Raton Aug. 24. The
Dolphins then host Key West
Aug. 31 before traveling to
Deltona Sept. 7.
District play begins with a
home game against University
School Sept. 21. Martin said
although the non-district sched-
ule seems daunting, the district
schedule is favorable for a pos-
sible title run.
"Our key district games are
all at home, and that helps,"
Martin said. "But because of the
smaller number of schools,
there's less room for error. It
makes every district game that
much more important."
Marathon hosts Florida
Christian Oct. 12 and travels to
Ransom Everglades -
Marathon's biggest competition
this season on Oct. 26.


Marathon ends the season at
Keys-rival Coral Shores on
Nov. 9. However, for the first
time in years, Marathon will not
kick off the season with a
Spring Classic against, the
Hurricanes.
Marathon travels for a pre-
season game against Pompano
Beach on May 17.


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The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
(CAFR) is now available on line at
www.fkaa.com or at any FKAA office. The
main office is at 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key
West (296-2454); branch offices are at 3200
Overseas Highway in Tavemier (853-1999).
For information regarding this report, call
Nancy Munoz at 296-2454 ext. 6232.


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Photo by IAMMY SAUNDkRS
ALL-STARS: Key West High School soccer players Brooks Saunders (front, bottom left) and
Odonne Pierre (top, fourth from right) were selected to play with and against some of the
more talented players in the state in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's Senior All-
Star Game in Merritt Island March 23 and 24.


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Keys briefs


Boat races return
to Middle Keys

Some people feel an adrena-
line- rush crossing over the
Florida Keys' Seven Mile Bridge
at 50 mph. Imagine going under
two concrete bridges at about 100
mph.
That's the challenge facing
offshore powerboat racers at the
2007 Marathon Offshore Grand
Prix, slated for May 18 to 20. The
race's unique course encompass-
es the old Seven Mile Bridge.
The Superboat Unlimited,
Superboat Vee Unlimited,
Superboat, Super Vee and Super


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Cat classes are to run 14.5 laps, or
about 97 miles. Smaller boat
classes are to run fewer laps and
less overall mileage.
Actual racing is scheduled for
May 20, with the first race set to
start at 11 a.m. and the second at
1 p.m.
Spectators can view the event
free from Sunset Park at mile
marker 47 on the east end of the
Seven Mile Bridge.
The race is sanctioned by
Super Boat International
Productions and the American
Power Boat Association.

Key West club
has soccer tryouts

Key West Soccer Club tryouts
for boys born from 1993 to 1997
will- be held from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and
from 10 a.m. to noon April 21
behind Key West High School.
The tryouts, conducted by
travel team coach Alex
Yanovych, will also be at the
same times April 24, 26 and 28.
For more information, call
Yanovych at 305-304-6347.


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Announcements

No. 2683200

The District Board of
Trustees of Florida Keys
Community College will
holdits Regular Meeting
on Monday, April23,
2007, at 5:00 P.M., in Key
West, 5901 College Rd.,
on the William A. Seeker
Campus, Board Room
A-105. If a person de-
cides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the District
Board of Trustees with
respect to any matter
considered at that meet-
ing, that person may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made which
recordincludes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based. A copy of the
Agenda may be obtained
by writing to the Office of
the President, Florida
Keys Community Col-
lege.

Executive Secretary

District Board of Trustees

Florida Keys Community
College.

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No.1746800

LOST PROPERTY
NOTICE TO ALL
INTERESTED
PERSONS

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission has taken
custody of:

One vessel displaying
Florida registration
FL8865F, a white 1966,
25' Pearson, sailing ves-
sel, was found aban-
doned north east ofWis-
teria Island on state wa-
ters, Monroe County,
Florida.

Pursuant to Section
705.103 Florida Statute,
the property will be dis-
posed of if no ownership
or lien claim is received
by May 31,2007. Send
claim in writing to Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commision, 2796
Overseas Highway, Suite
100, Marathon, FL
33050. Attn: David Dipre
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No.2435800.

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN TO PROSPEC-
TIVE BIDDERS that on
May 15, 2007 at 3:00
P.M. at the Monroe
County Purchasing Of-
fice, the Board of County
Commissioners of Mon-
roe County, Florida, will
open sealed Bids for the
following:

JANITORIAL
SERVICES AT MAY
HILL RUSSELL
LIBRARYAND/OR
DEPARTMENT OF
JUVENILE JUSTICE
BUILDING- SECOND
FLOORMONROE
COUNTY,
FLORIDARFB-PFM
-135-230-2007-PUR/CV

Requirements for sub-
mission and the selection
criteria may be requested
from DemandStar by On-
via at www.
demandstar.com OR
http:llwww.co.monroe
county-fl.govlpagesl
msd/bids.htm or call toll-
free at 1-800-711-1712.
The Public Record is
available at the Purchas-
ing Office located at the
Gato Building, 1100 Si-
monton Street, Key
West, FL 33040. Techni-
cal questions should be
directed, in writing, to
John W. King, Senior Di-
rector, Lower Keys Facili-
ties, 3583 South Roose-
velt Boulevard, Key
West, FL 33040. All an-
swers will be by Adden-
da.
Bidders must submit two
(2) signed originals of
each bid in a sealed en-
velope clearly marked on
the outside, with the Bid-
der's name and "Sealed
Bid for Janitorial Ser-
vices for May Hill Rus-
sell Library andlor De-
partment of Juvenile
Justice Building Sec-
ond Floor" addressed
to:

Monroe County
Purchasing Office1100
Simonton Street, Room
1-213Key West, FL
33040Phone: (305)
292-4464 Fax: (305)
292-4465

All Bids must be re-
ceived by the County
Purchasing Office be-
fore 3:00 P.M. on May
15,2007. Any Bids re-
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time will be automatically
rejected. Materials may
be delivered by Certified
Mail, Return Receipt Re-
quested, hand-delivered
or couriered. Faxed ore-
mailed Bids will be auto-
matically rejected. Hand
delivered Bids may re-
quest a receipt. If sent by
mail or by courier, the
above-mentioned enve-
lope shall be enclosed in
another envelope ad-
dressed to the entity and
address stated above.
Bidders should be aware
that certain "express
mail" services will not
guarantee specific time
delivery to Key West,
Florida. It is the sole re-
sponsibility of each Bid-
derto ensure their Bid is
received in a timely fash-
ion.

Monroe County's perfor-
mance and obligation to
pay under this contract is
contingent upon an annu-
al appropriation by the
Board of County Com-
missioners.

All submissions must re-
main valid for a period of
ninety (90) days from the
date of the deadline for
submission stated
above. The Board will au-
tomatically rejectthe re-
sponse of any person or
affiliate who appears on
the convicted vendor list
prepared by the Depart-
ment of General Ser-
vices, State of Florida,
under Sec.
287.133(3)(d), Florida
Statute (1997). Monroe
County declares that all
or portions of the docu-
ments and work papers
and otherformsof deliv-
erables pursuant to this
request shall be subject
to reuse by the County.

All Bids, including the
recommendation of the
County Administrator
and the requesting De-
partment Head, will be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners
of Monroe County, Flori-
da, for final awarding or
otherwise. The Board re-
serves the right to reject
any and all Bids, to waive
informalities in any or all
Bids, to re-advertise for
Bids; and to separately
accept or reject any item
or items and to award
and/or negotiate a con-
tract in the best interest oi
the County.
Dated at Key West this
4th day of April, 2007.

Monroe County Purchas-
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Call Classified
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ing Department

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Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2454300

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provision
of Chapter 194.035(1) of
the Florida Statutes, the
Clerk of the Value Adjust-
ment Board is now ac-
cepting applications from
individuals who are will-
ing and qualified to serve
as Special Magistrate for
the purpose of taking tes-
timony and making rec-
ommendations to the
Board.

A special magistrate ap-
pointed to hear issues of
exemptions and classifi-
cations shall be a mem-
ber of The Florida Bar
with no less than 5 years'
experience in the area of
ad valorem taxation. A
special magistrate ap-
pointed to hear issues re-
garding the valuation of
real estate shall be a
state certified real estate
appraiser with not less
than 5 years' experience
in real property valuation.
A special magistrate ap-
pointed to hear issues re-
garding the valuation of
tangible personal proper-
ty shall be a designated
member of a nationally
recognized appraiser's
organization with not less
than 5 years' experience
in tangible personal prop-
erty valuation.

Please forward resume
to:

Danny L. Kolhage Clerk
to the Value Adjustment
Board PO Box 1980 Key
West FL 33041-1980

*Deadline for submission
is June 15, 2007

Publish April 14,18, 21,
25,28,2007, May 2,5,
2007
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No. 2642800

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR MONROE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-CP-30-M
Division: PROBATE

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Scott A. Jones
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Scott A. Jones,


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deceased, whose date of
death was January 21st,
2007, and whose Social
Security Number is
379-76-6440, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Monroe County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is 500
Whitehead Street, Key
West, Florida 33040.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the person-
al representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first
publication of this notice
is April 14, 2007.

Personal
Representative:
Derek Schut
321 Caldaza De
Bougainvillea
Marathon, Florida
33050

CUNNINGHAM,
MILLER & WILLIAMS,
P.A.
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
2975 Overseas
Highway
Marathon, FL
33050-0938
Telephone:
(305 743-9428


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No.2671000

Local Coordinating
Board Strategic Public
Hearing

The Monroe County Lo-
cal Coordinating Board of
Transportation Disad-
vantaged Program in-
vites the public to its
quarterly meeting May
10, 2007. A public hear-
ing will be held to obtain
comments on transporta-
tion issues affecting the
transportation disadvan-
taged community in Mon-
roe County. The Trans-
portation Disadvantaged
(TD) Program provides
transportation assistance
to children, the disabled,
the elderly and those who
do not have any means of
transportation. The pub-
lic hearing will take place
between:
10:OOAM-1 1:00AM
on Thursday, May 10,
2007 atthe Banana Bay
Resort & Marina, Coco-
nut Conference Center,
Coconut Room, 4590
Overseas Highway, Mar-
athon, Florida 33050.
Please contact Christian
Schoepp, Research As-
sociate at the Health
Council of South Florida,
Inc. at (305) 592-1452,
extension 107 to obtain
further information.

Publish April 14,25, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 2687300

The Duck Key Security
District Advisory Board
will meet Tuesday April
24th, 2007 at9:00 am at
126 Bimini Dr., Duck
Key, FL. Meeting is open
to the public.

Tom Nevile, Chairman.

Publish April 14, 21,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.2710300

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
MONROE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

FLORIDA BAR NO.
278297/249084

CASE NO:
44-2006-CP-270-K
44-2006-CP-273-K


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IN RE: THE ESTATE
OF:CLYDE LOYD
TROUTNER.
Deceased

JUDGE DAVID J.
AUDLIN, JR.

NOTICETO
CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS
HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified
that Formal Administra-
tion in the Estate of Clyde
Loyd Troutner, deceased
has been commenced
with the Circuit Court in
and for Monroe County,
Florida, Probate Division,
whose address is 500
Whitehead Street, Key
West, Florida 33040,
Case Number 44-2006- ,--
CP-270-K/44-2006-
CP-273-K and that No-
tice of Administration ( af-
fixed hereto) has been
first published in a news-
paper of general circula-
tion on April 14,2007
and a copy was filed with
the Circuit Court, Probate
Division, in the above-ref-
erenced case. Formal
notice is hereby given to
you pursuantto the provi-
sions of Fla. Stat. SEC.
733.702,733.703 and
733.710 that the Estate is
now being probated in
the CircuitCourt and all
persons having claims
upon the Estate must file
such claims with the Cir-
cuit Court at the address
noted above, together
with service of such claim
on the Estate's Personal
Representative, Mabel
Worrell, whose address
Is:
Mabel Worrell
Personal Representative
of the Estate of:
Clyde Loyd Troutner,
Deceased
c/o Harold E. Wolfe, Jr.,
Esq.
HAROLD E. WOLFE,
JR., P.A.
2300 Palme Beach
Lakes Boulevard
Executive Centre Build-
ing Suite 302
West Palm Beach, Flori- "
da 33409

ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or de-
mands against dece-
dent's Estate on whom a
copy of this notice, is
served within three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of the
Notice of Administration
must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE .











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LATTER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OF THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent mustfile their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OFTHE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is:
April 14,2007.
Dated this 14th Day of
April, 2007.
Mabel Worrell, Personal
Representative of the Es-
tate of CLYDE LOYD
TROUTNER, deceased.
HAROLD E. WOLFE, JR.
HAROLD E. WOLFE,
JR., P.A.
Attorneyforthe Personal
Representative
2300 Palm Beach Lakes
Bouleverd
Executive Centre Suite
302
West Palm Beach, Flori-
da 33409
Telephone No. (561)
697-4100
Facsimile No. (561)
697-4101
Publish April 14, 28, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter

No.2817600
I NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
NOTICES HEREBY
GIVEN TO WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN that on
April 23, 2007 beginning
at 1:00 P.M. in the small
conference room of the
Harvey Government
Center, 1200 Truman Av-
enue, Key West, FL
-d-33040, a meeting will be
held of the
REVIEW/SELECTION
COMMITTEE
for the project of
PROFESSIONAL SER-
VICES FOR .
DISASTER RESPONSE
AND RECOVERY SER-
VICES
RFP-EN-
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This meeting will be for
review and evaluation of
the sealed proposals
submitted and opened on
April 11,2007 for Profes-
sional Services for Disas-
ter Response and Re-
covery Services.
Persoris interested in this
issue are invited to at-
tend. The public is further
advised that some or all
of the members of the
Monroe County Commis-
sion, Monroe County En-
gineering and Marine Re-
sources staff, the Com-
mission/Council mem-
bers and/ortheir appoint-
ed representatives and
representatives of the in-
corporated cities of Mara-
thon, Key Colony Beach,
Layton, and the Village of
Islamorada, and/ortheir
area District Advisory
Committee members
may attend the meeting
and discuss items that
may come before their
respective commissions,
councils, or advisory
boards.
Pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given
that if a person decided to
appeal any decision
made by the Board with
respect to any matter
considered at such hear-
ings or meetings, he will
need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
ADA Assistance: Any in-
dividual needing special
accommodations at this
meeting due to a disabili-
ty should contact Dave
Parker, SeniorAdminis-
trator, Special Projects
Monroe County Engi-
neering Department, by
phoning (305) 292-4524,
Monday through Friday
(excluding holidays), be-
tween the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and
no later than 48 hours pri-
or to the scheduled meet-
ing
Dated at Key West, Flori-
da this 12th day of April,
2007.
DANNY L. KOLHAGE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
and ex officio Clerk of the
Board of County
Commissioners of
Monroe County, Florida
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No.2820300
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE
Anchor Towing gives
notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on April
27,2007,8:00 a.m. at
189 US Hwy 1, Key West,
FL 33040. pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. Anchor
Towing reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1. 1979 Chevy VIN#
CGL3290130244
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Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 9328500
Meeting Notice
The Monroe County
Tourist Development
Council will hold their
regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday
May 1,2007 at 10:00 AM
at the Hawks Cay Re-
sort, Duck Key, FL
33050.
The Visit Florida Keys
Corporation will also con-
vene during this meeting.
All Tourist Development
Council Meetings are
open to the public.
Publish April 14, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter

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Free Ads
Free: Ferret, female,
approx 2-1/2 yrs old,
loveable, with cage. Call
before 5 pm 522-0535
Free heavy duty davits.
Good working condition.
Islamorada
305-924-1384
Free: Workout station,
Bandflex Gym LT2000.
You come and get it.
305-453-4651 or
305-942-6316 cell

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EMPLOYMENT

260 General
Miscellaneous
Advertising &/or Boat
Sales. P/T-F/T, top com-
missions, sales exp. &
dependable transporta-
tion required. Retirees
welcome. 872-3123.
Boat Captain
For busy dive /snorkel
operation in Homestead.
Call Nestor at
305-230-1100. DFWP.


260 General-
Miscellaneous


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/ for Construction Co in the Upper j1
r Keys Bi-Lingual preferred ;I
Must have own icols & can read
plans Immediate opening

S 305-451-2200 |
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Experienced duct mechanic
needed. Work in Marathon.
Great pay & benefits
S Call 305-743-1981


Featured ad for 4/14/07


HOMES FOR SALE

27359 Jamaica Lane
Ramrod Key 3/2, new,
Carpet & Paint 38' Dock
By Owner, 1st $560K wins
305-872-1540


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Miscellaneous


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THEATER
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i If you are upbeat, outgoing, and a team player,
Theater of the Sea has an opportunity for you!
*Digital Photographer Videographer
F/T or P/T Experience is a plus, but we will
train the right candidate. Must work weekends.

I Full time employees receive benefits, I
insurance, & 401 K. Fun atmosphere,
| working around marine mammals.

All this, in the most beautiful spot in the
Florida Keys. Apply in person. EOE.


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71 PIT Driver
Needed for floral shop

Call Dee
S' 305-619-0075 -
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Opportunity to learn the air conditioning
trade. Houston Air has an opening available
for that person who is serious about work
and mechanically inclined. All work in
Marathon.
SCall 305-743-1981


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RSOKF & MARINA
Has the following positions
available:


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Care provider for two
1 yr.olds, site prov., 4
days wk, start May 1st.
Educator desired.
305-923-6968.
Child Care Help needed
Part/Full time. No
experience necessary.
Call Barbara 743-3517-
Cleaners Needed
Saturday only.
Call
305-743-8446


Bishop, Rosasco & Co.
CertUled Pubc Accoutantnts
CPA AUDITS & REVIEWS
GOVERNMENT FINANCE
ACCOUNTANT
Three convenient locations in Islamorada,
Marathon, & Summerland.
Medical insurance, paid time off & 401 (k).
Send resume to Attn: Human Resources
8085 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Fax 743-0726, tara@keyscpa.com.
For an application call 743-6586. EOE


Amoray Dive Resort
MM 104.5 Bayside
AMY SATE'S Key Largo, Ft
DIVE RESORT


CAPTAIN/SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
$75 to $110 per half day trip for person
w/experience & local knowledge.
Benefits. Call 305-394-1589.


Amoray Dive Resort
MM 104.5 Bayside
AMY SLATE'S Key Largo, Fl
DIVE RESORT


SCUBA INSTRUCTOR F/T & PIT
email resume amyamoray@aol.com
or call 305-394-1589


April 14, 2007


WATER QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIAN
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is accepting applications
for a Water Quality Control Technician to be located in Marathon,
FL. The purpose of this classification is to monitor long-term
water quality trends and troubleshoot questions, concerns and
complaints regarding water quality. Job duties include
conducting routine and specialized water sampling; administers
Cross Connection Control Program and performs testing on
FKAA backflow prevention assemblies. Min. Quals: VoTech
degree w/training in water system technology, w/3 yrs.
experience in backflow testing, repair, inspection; distribution
system operations; chemistry and mechanical works. Must have
. a Backflow Tester & Prevention Assembly Repair and Maint.
Certification and the ability to obtain the FW&PCOA Distribution
"B" Cert. w/in 1 yr. $45,026. $54,031. Deadline: 04/20107
Applications found at: www.fkaa.com : submit to the Director of
Human Resources, c/o FKAA, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West,
FL 33040. EEO/VPE/ADA

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MARINA ATTENDANT
CERTIFIED DIESEL MECHANICS
CERTIFIED OUTBOARD MECHANICS
SECURITY GUARD
BOAT YARD TECHNICIAN

Apply in person
1021 1lth St., Ocean. Marathon


GRASSY KEY RESORT GROUP
We're looking for people to join our professional
team. Great pay and working environment.
FT an P F n D


Must speak and understand English
Call for an interview
(305) 393-6968
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260 General-
Miscellaneous
Curves of Key Largo &
Marathon. Fitness tech.
Full & part time positions
available. Fun, outgoing,
energetic. 305-619-2828

iNOW
BDcekhand / Mainte-
nance. Busy boat rental,
resort seeks multi-talent-
ed, self-starterfor perma-
nent full-time position.
General & marine main-
tenance experience re-
quired. Apply in person
Captain Pip's Marina &
Hideaway, MM 47.5 Bay-
side. EOE, DFWP.
Dockhand Needed
full time forwatersports
business. Weekends a
must. Drug free and de-
pendable. Call 731-5266
or 743-7298
Electrician
with experience, in
Marathon. Valid driver's
license required.
Call 743-7855.


260 General-
Miscellaneous

INOWB^'
Foremen, carpenters
and carpenters helpers
needed. Must be knowl-
edgeable in form work.
Driver's license, tools
and transportation are re-
quired. Work located in
Lower Keys area. Call
305-872-2100.
Foster Homes Wanted
Training, Board Rate &
Support Provided.
CallWesley House
305-289-2680
Gate Attendant: Full/
part time, salary based
on exp. Flexible hrs incl
nights/wknds. Salary ad-
vancements & benefits
pkg after 90 days. Drug
test & background check
req MM 66 305-664-4860
Groundskeeper- Mthn
6 days/wk yardwork,
general maintenance.
9-6pm, 1 hr lunch. $400
wk. Chris 305-743-6166


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RESORT & MARINA
Are you looking for a quality work
environment? We are looking for
special people to join our service team!
NOW HIRING

*Marina Supervisor

*Guest Service Agents, all shifts

*Experienced Marina
Forklift Operator

*Fuel Dock Attendant
Exceptional benefits, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision,
and Vacation. EOE, DFWR
Please apply in person to:
Indigo Reef Resort,
11600 1st St. Gulf, Marathon.

Skate Park Attendant
City of Marathon is hiring a Skate Park Attend, P/f
position up to 38 hours a week, pays $10.00
an hour. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
This position is responsible for providing mid-level staff support
services for the Citys Parks and Recreation Department. One year
experience working with, and supervising youth in an educational
or recreational seating for youth programs or one year of training
and/or experience with adult recreation or educational programs.
Successful applicants must undergo drug screening, driving record
and background check. Apply at City Hall. 10045 Overseas Hwy
between 9 a.m, and 4 p.m. or visit our website
www.ci.marathon.l.uis for an application. Applications may be
faxed to 305-289-4143. Drug Free Workplace. EOE.
Published Keynoter 4/11 7


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Guest Services. Dolphin
Research Center cur-
rently has full or part-time
openings for an enthusi-
astic person to work in
our Gift Shop. Duties are
multifaceted including
welcoming guests, taking
reservations, retail and
photo sales. Come by to
fill out an application at
MM 59 or mail/fax/e-mail
-resume. 58901 O/S Hwy,
Grassy Key, FL 33050.
Fax: 305-743-7627;
drc-hr.,dolphins orq EOE
Hiring construction
crew for new homes in
Islamorada Owntransp
Drug free. 305-664-3030
Immediate openings
for dishwashers need-
ed forboth shifts. Cal-
664-4472 or apply in per-
son at Little Italy,
MM68.5, Bayside
Laborers needed
nights and weekend.
$15 per hr. Call 852-0872
ext. 33.
AE.SNTowI

Landscaping & Lawn
Care Labor, FT. Pay dep.
on experience. Drivers lic
req'd. Paid holidays &
vacation. 305-395-2744

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General-
Miscellaneous


Maintenance person
Full time. General duties.
Top pay. 743-6711
Marathon
Maintenance. P/T.
Retired person welcome.
Apply in person. Island
Storage. 10730 4th Ave-
nue, Gulf. 743-8898
Maintenance Techni-
cians for 3rd Generation
Plumbing. Clean driver's
license a must, mechani-
cal & electrical experi-
ence helpful Askfor Bob
at 305-743-4245.


Marathon BoatYard is *.
now hrringbottom
painters to join our team.
Top dollar wages. Paid
Vacation and Holidays
uniforms, SIMPLE IRA
with employer match,
Medical and Dental In-
surance. Experienced
preferred but will train the
right candidate. For safe-
ty reasons, must speak
English. Please submit
applications or resumes
to 2059 Overseas Hwy or
via e-mail to sherry@-
maraathonboatyard.com
orfax305-743-3074.
EOE/DFWP

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Procopio & Associates, Inc. o
Is a Ctton & Maintenance
Management Consultant that provides
skilled administrative and field personnel
including work order management and
several levels of office administration.
We have an immediate opening for a skilled
Full Time Administrative Assistant to fulfill
duties at our MARATHON KEY site. Hours
are 8-5 M-a Very casual atmosphere. Any
construction exp. helpful. Rate of pay is
$19/hr + benefits.
Qualifications Applicants should possess
a solid working knowledge of the
Microsoft Office computer suite and be
customer service oriented.
If interested, please e-mail resume:
nc@sprocopio.com
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
A and a Drug Free Workplace /

Assistant Manag er
Join our leadership team in managing a 28 unit
timeshare association in Marathon, Florida. If
you have the people skills, office management skills
and experience leading general housekeeping and
maintenance staff, this is the position for you.
Located in the beautiful Florida Keys, this position
offers competitive wages along with paid housing.
References required.
To apply by mail send resumes to:
Assistant Manager Position
I Kyle Way South, Marathon, Florida 33050
Or fax resume to: 743-5975


260 General -
Miscellaneous
Marathon Garbage
Service now hiring
drivers w/ CDL Class A or
B; 2 yrs exp. nec. Apply in
person, 4290 O/S Hwy.
Marathon Garbage
Service now hiring
Helpers. Starting pay $9,
raises based on perfor-
mance. Apply in person,
4290 Overseas Hwy.
Mate for snorkel boat.
People friendly, drugfree,
and energetic. Part time/
full time 731-3053.
Mechanic helper for
elevators needed. Some
eteclrical/mech. experi-
ern&c helpfu' F'/T, great
wumon benefits training&
education provided
Please calr 743-4422
Office Worker with
experience and Driver
with clean driving record
needed. Call Ore's
Seafood at 743-2255.
P/T Clerk/Cashier, MM
66: Small store in gated
comm: stock & clean
store. 21 +. Pay depends
on exp. 305-664-4860
Part Time Security
Guard needed
Marathon, Key Largo.
Call 305-684-0033
Plumberwanted
Marathon Plumbing.
$25/hour + Truck.
Call 304-3055
Plumber Wanted.
Top wages paid. Earnie
Alexander Plumbing.
Call 305-743-3883
Program Assistant. The
Florida Keys Area Health
Education Center is
seeking a part time
bi-lingual Program
Assistant to perform
office and program
support activities.
Qualified candidate must
be computer literate,
highly organized and
able to work In and out of
the office. Position has
flexible hours and days to
work with your existing
schedule. Please contact
the Florida Keys AHEC at
5800 Overseas Hwy,
Ste 38, Marathon, FL or
call 305-743-7111 ext
201 for an application.
Candidates may also
email resumes at:
mcunningham@fkahec
.org or fax them to
305-743-7709. Position
will be Marathon based.
Retail Sales forfun
stores. Fashion/home
decor. Good pay. Pick up
application and job info
sheet at Krazy Larry's
and goofy Gecko.
Marathon Publix Center.
Summer Help-Full or
part time. Train now.
Perfectfor students. Pick
up application &job de-
scription at Lazy Lizard.
Marathon Publix Center
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


260 General-
Miscellaneous


Teller, Marathon branch.
First State Bank is seek-
ing a friendly face for our
Teller Line! Candidates
should have 1 + y.rs exp
cash handling, a super-
positive attitude & the
motivation to give
exceptional & friendly
service to our valued
customers. We offerfull-
time, stable, year-round
employment, excellent
salaries, 401K, pension
and profit sharing plans,
educational reimburse-
mrent, as well as medical,
dental and life insurance
coverage. Call JC
293-7146 or email
HR.KE SBANK.COM
oriax293-9504 EOE.
M/F/3iD Member FDIG
The Shell Man is looking
for experienced retailer
and supervisor for our
Marathon location, MM
54. Hours: 3-9pm 7 days
a week. Apply in person
with local police report
and 3 employment refs.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551





DIVE CENTERS

Captains
positions available
Full & Part time

Call
305-481-9095
Ask for DJ
www.rainbowreef.us


260 General-
Miscellaneous


Supei o

The Westin Full Time:
Front Desk Clerk, Ser-
vice Express Agent, Se-
curity, Hostess, Boat
Captain, Boat Mate,As-
sistant Bell Captain, Bell-
man, PM Server.
Sunset Key Full Time:
Hostess, Line Cook,
Cook, PM Busser,
Houseman, Pool Atten-
dant
Banana Bay Full Time:
Guest Services Agent,
AMServer.
Weather Station Full
Time:
Front Desk Clerk
Westin & Sunset Key
245 Front Steet, Key
West.
Apply in Person or Email
Resume to:
Steve.lanier@
westinkeywestresort.
com EOE

\NOW TRtW

WANTED
Kitchen Designer
20/20 Proficient
call 289-4015


Wrecker Driver, F/T,
Key Largo. CDL lic req'd.
Apply in person: All Keys
Towing, 711 Largo Rd.
305-451-0471. DFWP.
Wrecker Driver in Mara-
thon, must have CDL
license. Apply in person
at Florida Keys Towing,
1620 O/S Hwy, Mthn.
X-Mart Adult
Supercenter
in Marathon seeking
clerks, FT/PT. Must be
18 vrs old Call 289-3399


COME WORK WITH OUR
FRIENDLY STAFF IN A
RELAXED ATMOSPHERE
GIVING EXCELLENT
FAMILY-CENTERED CARE.
BE THE NURSE YOU
WANT TO BE.
CALL THE NURSING OFFICE
289-6403
FISHERMEN HOSPITAL




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Healthcare


DENTAL HYGIENIST
Monday to Thursday
8am-5pm on Summer-
land Key. Competetive
starting salary, health
and 401K benefits avail-
able. Please email re-
sume to: summerland
dental@bellsouth.net or
fax 305-743-1753 or stop
by office at: 24986 Over-
seas Hwy, Summerland
Key.


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Mariners

Hospital
HEALTH
Become part of one of South Florida's premier
employers while working in the Florida Keys.
To meet our growing needs, our healthcare team
seeks qualified individuals for the following
positions. If you are selected, \'. %.. i1l provide you
with growth opportunities, a competitive salary
and an .c..ll.:ri benefits package.

Certified Nursing Asst./
Unit Clerk
Part time. H.S. diploma or equivalent.
Recent hospital or nursing home
experience preferred.

RN's Med Surg/ ICU ISurgery
Full time & Per Diem positions available.
Must be licensed in state of Florida.

Imaging Tech. Assistant
Part time weekends. High school
diploma or equivalent.

Cook
Full time. H.S. diploma or equivalent.
Minimum 3 yrs. experience.

Purchashing Agent
Full time. High school diploma or
equivalent. Inventory management
& computer experience desired.

Apply in person or fax/mail resumes to:
Human Resources
MARINERS HOSPITAL
91500 Overseas Highway,
Tavernier, Florida 33070
Fax 305/434-1642


265
Healthcare


265
Healthcare


Busy Islamorada
Medical office seeks
scheduling clerk,compet-
itive pay & exc. benefits.
Fax resume 664-3599
Caregivers needed in
Monroe Co. certified
C.N.A.'s or H.H.A.'s only
for live-in & hourly cases.
Call 305-872-9788
Monroe or 305-245-4498
Dade


265
Healthcare


* Registered Nurses
(Day & Evening Shifts)
* Facilities Tech
(Exterior/Interior Bldg. Maint.)
* Laundry Aide
* Patient Acct. Representative
* Operating Room Technicians
* Physical Therapist

Call, Fax or Email Resume to:
743-5533; Fax, 743-3962;
Email:
Michele.Teller@fh.HMA-Corp.com
www.FishermensHospital.com




S.H O S P I TA L

3301 O/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace


t K Healthcare Opportunities! a
Enter a challenging and rewarding healthcare field. Home health offers
you the independence, flexibility and fantastic views you are looking for!
Warning: This is a "NO-TIME-CARD-PUNCHING" zone!
W Registered Nurses Therapists
4 Certified Nursing Assistants Certified Home Health Aides
Full-time and Part-time opcniling available for the Middle and Upper Keys.
Competitive wages & benefits.
Full-time benefits include health & dental insurance, 403b, holiday pay,
corliiniiiin- education opportunities, accrual of paid time off, and on-call &
mileage reimbursement. There are part-time benefits available as well! For a
full list of benefits, submission of resumes or applications or more information,
please contact Barbara Fernandez, HR Manager via e-mail -
bfernandez.(hospicevna.com or via fax 305-292-9466. DFWP/EOE.
Also seeking: *Volunteers (patient care, fundraising & clerical/office)
^ Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys
92001 US Hwy. 1, Tavernier, FL 33070 & 1319 William Street, Key West, FL 33040
Serving the Florida Keys since 1984
A great workplace, an important job, a top-notch team ...
Be part of it!


Amoray Dive Resort
MM 104,5 Bayside
AMYSLATE'S 'Key Largo, FI
DIVE RESORT

BOOKKEEPER/KEY LARGO RESORT
email resume amyamoray@(aol.com
or call 305-394-1589


265
Healthcare


275
Professional


Home Health Agency
needs full time CNAto
cover Marathon to Key
Largo. Must have own
transportation. Excellent
pay and benefits. Please
call 305-743-9817 for
more information and ask
for Helen orfax resume
to 305-743-9873 Lisc. #
21872096
LPN Full time or per
diem, for home health
visits throughout the
Keys. Great benefits,
negotiable salary.
Call 305-743-9817.
Medical Assistant/Cler-
ical assistant for Mara-
thon physicians office.
Call 305-745-7357 orfax
resume to 305-745-7360
270
Office- Clerical
Bookkeeper With two
plus years of Quickbooks
experience. F/T, mature
professional individual
for busy office. 743-4245

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April 14, 2007


270
Office- Clerical
Field Office Clerical
Assistant
Florida Keys Aqueduct
Authority is looking for a
Fid. Off. Clerical Assist.,
in Marathon, to perform
experienced clerical
work assisting the Div.
MgrforWastewater
O&M. The primary re-
sponsibilities of this posi-
tion include routine pro-
cessing of POs, work or-
ders, record keeping, fil-
ing, answering phones,
working with the public,
and dispatching info.
over a radio. Also re-
sponsible for arranging
meetings, maintaining of-
fice calendar, scheduling
appointments, travel ar-
rangements, and other.
general clerical/recep-
tionist duties. Qualifica-
tions: H.S. Diploma or
GED, supplemented by
college level coursework
or vocational training in
office tech. and comput-
ers, w/at least 1 yr. office
admin. experience. Type:
30 wpm and have an ex-
cellent command of the
English language. Must
be fluent in Microsoft
Word and Excel; have
good customer relations
and basic math skills. Ap-
plications due by 5:00
p.m. on 04/16/07.
$35,430.-$42,516. doq.
Applications are avail-
able online at www.
fkaa.com or at any of our
customer service offices.
EEO, VPE, ADA
Part Time Receptionist.
Career-minded profes-
sional with a big smile
and excellent people
skills needed for busy
office. The ability to multi
task is essential to this
position. Computer expe-
rience preferred. Please
apply in person at Mara-
thon Veterinary Hospital
or call 305-743-7099.

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551





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FOR DEAL


\NOW7III7iM
Construction Projects
Administrator: Inspec-
tion and administration of
public utility construction
projects. Ability to read
and understand project
plans and specifications>
required. Supervisory ex-
perience preferred.
Please fax resume to
Weiler Engineering at
305-289-4162 or send to
5800 Overseas Highway,
Suite 36, Marathon, Flori-
da 33050. Benefits and
401K offered. Salary
commensurate with ex-
perience. No phone calls
please.

INOW B ,[
Draftsman: Proficiency
with AutoCad 2004 or lat-
er required. Experience
in design of piping sys- -
tems and site planning
preferred. Please fax re-
sume to Weiler Engineer-
ing at 305-289-4162 or
send to 5800 Overseas
Highway, Suite 36, Mara-
thon, Florida 33050. Ben-
efits and 401K offered.
Salary commensurate
with experience. No
phone calls please.
Monroe County Electri-
cal Inspector Bldg Mar.
$46,678.33-$57,181.
90 per yr40 HPW. Req:
Voc/Tech School, 7-10
yrs exp. Must possess
standard FL Electr Insp &
Plan Exam Licenses or
Electr Insp License w/
ability to obtain Prov Li-
censes w/ in 90 days &
Standard
Licenses w/ in 1 yr. Vet
Pref Avail. Drugfree Wrk-
pl. Deadline: Open until
filled. Contact:Mayra,
MAR Regional Svc Ctr
E.O.E.
Overholt Construction
Corportation is currently
seeking an experienced
Project Administrator.
Candidate must have
minimum of 3 years
experience. Fax resume
to: 305-234-6535 or
e-mail to:
inforaoverholtcc.com


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275
Professional
Overholt Construction
Corportation is currently
seeking an experienced
Project Manager to be
responsible for the day to
day decisions of running
construction projects.
Candidate must have
minimum of 5 years
experience and a degree
or license in construction.
Fax resume to:
305-234-6535 or
e-mail to:
inforaoverholtcc.com

Subscriptions

743-5551


275
Professional


Overholt Construction
Corportation is currently
seeking an experienced
Project estimator. Candi-
date must have minimum
of 5 years experience
and a degree in construc-
tion. Fax resume to:
305-234-6535 or
e-mail to:
infor@overholtcc.com

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743-5551


Pirate Wellness Center is a brand new
facility due to open shortly on Cudjoe Key
(MM 21.4). The Center has openings for
individuals with an interest in working within
the health and fitness industry. Early
morning, day, evening and weekend shifts
available. Pirate Wellness Center is looking
for friendly individuals who possess
excellent communication skills, have
supervisory or managerial experience and are
computer literate. Meet and greet members
and assist them with orientations.
Salary DOE. Please email your resume to
JackieS @piratewellnesscenter.com
or call Jackie at 744-3348 for an application.

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Breezy Palms Resort
Is now Hiring
P/T FRONT DESK
Experience helpful
but not required.
Apply in person
MM 80, Oceanside
664-2361


LITTLE PALM ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Great Pay, Cash Incentives
S HOUSEKEEPERS
YOGA INSTRUCTOR 4
DISHWASHER
j LINE COOK PASTRY COOK i
Please stop by Little Palm Island at -
28500 Overseas Highway on Little Torch Key
for an Empls mmnl A lical on r call 872.2524 -
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Front Desk & Reservations
Small locally owned resort looking for just the right
person to help us take care of our guests.
* Work in a friendly relaxed environment
* Meet and greet arriving guell-
* Sell rooms and vacation packages
* Share information about Islamorada & the Keys
* Make our guests feel welcome.
Full or Part Time
Excellent Wages
Apply in person with Jim at MM 80.4 Oceanside
or call 305-393-8682


S- TEACH part-time, for the Summer
Term at Florida Keys Community
College's Middle Keys Center at Marathon High School.
May 10 through August 22, 2007
College Preparatory Mathematics
Spanish
Speech
Course hours may be flexible to meet your schedule. College
Prep Math requires minimum Bachelor's Degree- in teaching
discipline, Spanish and Speech minimum Master's Degree in
teachingg discipline or any Master's Degree with 18 graduate
credit hours in teaching discipline.
Please call 743-2133 for further information and application
or visit www.fkcc.edu EOE M/F/D/V
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Amoray Dive Resort
MM 104.5 Bayside
AMY SLATE'S Key Largo, Fl
DIVE RESORT


HOUSEKEEPER/KEY LARGO
Apply in person


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CAY CLUB
RESORT & MARINA

NOW HIRING
*Wedding Coordinator
*Front Desk
*Water Sport Attendant
Houseman"
*Housekeepers
*Line / Prep Cooks
*AM/PM Servers
*Daytime Host/Hostess
ALL with immediate openings
Exceptional benefits, 401K, Medical,
Dental Vision and Vacation. EOE, DFWP
Send resume or application or apply
in person to: 2600 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050 or e-mail it to
careers@tranquilitybay.com


We 're looking for great candidates tojobi our
professional team. We offer health insurance, 401K
and a friendly working environment. We are looking
for exceptional people to fill the following positions.

* Executive Housekeeper

* Front Desk Manager
* Front Desk Agents
* Cafe Attendant
* Room Attendants
*PT Peol Attendant


Apply in person
500 Burton Drive Suite 5216
MM 92.5 Tavernier, Fl 33070
or fax resume to: 305-853-5109


April 14, 2007


ISLANDER RESORT
a M.M. 82.1 Islamorada T ,l BANR



Servers AM & PM
Experienced Line Cook

Top pay and benefits. Must be flexible days & nights
Apply at the Islander Front Desk E.O.E.

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Cook, and Bartender:
Marathon's Best BBQ
Restaurant. Experi-
enced, reliable. Apply in
person: Porky's Bayside,
MM 47.5. DWP. EOE


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Hideaway Cafe
Kitchen staff, Servers,
Food Prep, Cook.
305-289-1554

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Sjj Security Guard
M! .-!L ) full time
Bi Lingual preferred but not required.
Nights & weekends a must.
Calusa Campground Resort & Marina
305-451-0232


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Bars Hotels
Key Fisheries. Looking
to fill the following posi-
tions: Manager, retail
market, fish cutter, count-
er help & bartenders. Will
train. Great work place.
Flexible schedule. FT/
PT. Must speak and read
English. Some employee
housing may be avail-
able. Drug test required.
Apply in person. End of
35th Street, Bayside.
Part time Grill Cook
Part time Dishwasher
Apply in person at
Wooden Spoon, 7007
Overseas Hwy, Mthn.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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F/T Bellman AM/PM

F/T Banquet Servers AM/PM

F/T Restaurant Servers AM/PM

F/T Busser & Food Expediter AM/PM

F/T Sous Chef & Kitchen Supervisor AM/PM

F/T Line Cooks AM/PM

F/T Purchasing Agent-Experienced AM

F/T Housekeepers AM/PM

F/T & P/T Bartenders AM/PM

F/T Utility AM/PM

F/T Cocktail Server-Poolside AM

F/T Painter AM/PM

F/T Executive Chef AM/PM

F/T= Full Time P/T= Part Time OC = On Call ON = Overnight

Great Benefits Competitive Salary

Apply in person always accepting applications.
527 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, FI 33037
or
103800 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl 33037
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Resort Help
Immediate openings for
Front Desk/Reservations
Top pay.
Call 305-797-1707
300
SERVICES
330
Business Services
List your vacation
rental online with a
1-year free trial.
Start today at:
www.travestates.com!
Skilled craftsman. Semi
retired, working as maint.
man. Nojob 2 big or2r
small. 28 year resident.
Home repair expert.
872-2389 or 394-3869
360 Professional
Services
Expressive Therapy !
Art Therapist located in
Key Largo. Art classes
also available.
305-896-2647
We Blow Cellulose
Insulation throughout
the Keys. Free estimates.
305-731-5285
Save on your energy bills
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MERCHANDISE
545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Fri, Sat, Sun. 8am-?
Lots of plants, orchids,
misc. 132 Gulfwind Lane,
Mthn, behind airport off
Aviation, Looking fora
plant? Call 289-4493
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The Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the 4 Diamond luxury resort
located in beautiful Islamorada, seeks hospitality service
professionals in all areas. The Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers
a full employment henelits package as well as promotional
opportunities.

We have an immediate need for:
Barback/Runner $6.50 hr.
Hostess $10.75 hr.
Locker Room Attendant $8.00 hr.
Spa Butler $9.00 hr.
Nail Technician $7.75 hr + commission
Cooks $10.00 and up.
To apply: In person M-F, 9 to 3, Human Resources Office
By mail: Cheeca Lodge & Spa, P Q Box 527,
Islamorada, Fl 33036


By fax:
By email:


305-517-4484
abrennan(@cheeca.com
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THE HAMMOCKS ATMARATHON-
The Hammocks at Marathon
Join "'Iami H.immocks" and work in a fun
.iid e,.citing emi ironmetri We offer growth
opportunities, a competitive .allrvy and an
excellent benefit package starting with up to
26 paid vacation days and holidays off the
very first year .-\\AIL -BLE IMMNEDi TEIY
Front Desk Supervisor
Front Desk Clerks
Night Auditor
Relief Night Auditor
Activity Assistant
Room Attendant
Maintenance Person- P/T
Please, e-mail confidential resume to
Carlos.dejesus@bluegreencorp.com
or Please apply in person:
1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon
MM 48.2 Bayside


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545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Grassy Key Yard Sale
Sat, 7:30-1. Marine items
& household goods.
58048 Morton St.
MM 102 O/S Sat/Sun
4/14-15,8am-?. 632
LaPaloma Rd. Moving/
Yard Sale. Furn, house-
hold items, more
MM103 B/S Boyd Dr.
Sat 4/14 8am-2pm. Full
mattress $250, Jeep
bumper & tires, TV,
stereo, CD's, kitchen &
computer items, etc.
Oceanfront Estate Sale.
Sat 4/14, 8-11am.
MM 91.5 0/S, 198 Lowe
St. Full house offurn:TV,
accessories, patio, tools,
bikes. Priced to sell.
Sat + Sun 4/14-15 8-2
Everything must go!
10991 5th. Ave Gulfside,
off 109th
575
Pets
Exotic Bengal Kittens
Spotted little leopards,
snows, marble. TICA
Reg. Shots
305-304-1617
Yorkie Male small
puppies, born 01/21/07,
AKC, shots, vet checked.
(305)289-8549

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100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Reciners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 *743-727
Big Coppitt* MM 9.5 295-8430


590
Miscellaneous
A/C 2 ton package unit
Carrier model
50SS-180-301 in good
condition. $250
305-218-4505
Cargo Trailer-Pace 12'
enclosed cargo trailer.
Less than 5 mi/ like new.
$2500.305-731-4777,
after 6:00PM.
Dining room set, New.
Dark wood with leaf.
Paid $1000. $500 obo.
743-7218
Electric range,
Whirlpool, white $100.
305-852-7697 or
305-942-9005 cell
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Memory Foam Mattress
Queen size 9" by NASA
as seen on TV. 20 yr wrty,
still in pkg, Cost $2000,
Must sell $385.481-6905
New 15 KW Generac
Guardian Generator
$2,900. Call Keys Crane
Service at 305/451-3278
or451-1728 ask for John
orGunky
Private Collector Wants
Old model Military clocks
& watches, Dive watches
and Pilot Watches.
305-743-4578

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Liquidation
Contents Sale
of 5th wheel
A/C units
All new appliances:
Dishwasher, Stovetop,
Fridge, Microwave
convection oven.
Also Porch & Roofover

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590
Miscellaneous
Queen bdrm set w/
dresser & night stands.
2-twin beds w/ dresser,
chair& lamps. 1-down-
filled sectional w/ coffee
table, end tables (10x10)
like new. 1- kitchen table
w/ 6 chairs & 2 matching
barstools. Very reason-
able. 743-2554

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Sectional Leather Sofa
Goodcond, $250.3 elec-
tric trolling motors, $125.
Bandsaw, $35.289-5708


Sectional sofa (blue),
5pc dinette w/3matching
barstools, Kenmore
washer/dryer, Gas oven/
range, GE refrigerator,
treadmill/exercise equip,
entertainment ctr, 27" tv,
JVC stereo, rocker, glass
top tables, other misc
items. No Reasonable
Offer Refused! Call
305-453-0631
Table, new, solid wood,
44x70, 2- 20" leaf exten-
ders, 8 chairs, cream col-
or cushions, 6 standard &
2 w/arms. Asking $1000.
410-404-6031
TV armoire,
Tommy Bahama style,
dark wood, excellent
cond. $500.766-1745
Washer/Dryer GE white.
Great condition.
$300/pair. Call
305-393-9912
6-person w/lounger
Coleman Spa, 3 motors,
like new. New $6k Sell for
$2k. 305-619-0229.
18' cubic Refrig w/ ice
maker. Looks & runs
good, $150. Corner
leatherette bar, 4 stool &
leatherette chairs, $150.
Oil painting 4' X 5' tropical
scene, beautiful, $100.
OBO. 13'Sharp TV, $25.
305-743-6581.
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FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities
Marathon individual
Looking to buy local busi-
ness and or real estate
with upside potential and
good cash flow. Recently *
sold everything up north.
Cliff 587-9830
620
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Reverse Mortgages
Financial Freedom
Linda Lange Call forfree
DVD orVHS
305-664-5525

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REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent
A 4 BR/2.5 BA ground
level executive home,
in-ground heated pool,
90' concrete seawall,
direct ocean/gulf access,
pets okw/dep, MM 21.
$3500.305-872-2750
A GREAT HOUSE !
SLEEPS UP TO 6 Cud-
joe Key, Atlantic side MM
23, Waterfront 3/2 on
clean deep canal. Fully
furnished. Covered park-
ing, boat dockage,open
water views, great sun-
sets, storage room. Yard
maintenance included.
Short trip to Key West or
Reef fishing. $2,500/mo.
305-872-0969.619-0412
A large 3/2 With great
room, dock, deck, deep
water, central a/c. Cudjoe
$1775/mo 745-6542
Affordable Canal Frobt
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $2000
utilities incl. 872-2750
An Exceptional 2 bed,
1.5 bath duplex on water.
Big Pine, near US 1.
Up-scale finishes, on
stilts, hurricane shutters,
W/D & D/W. $1525/mo
No dogs. 305-342-1167
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


710
Homes for Rent
Annual Rentals
Duck Key: 3/2 $2,100,
2/2 furn condo $1,425.
Big Pine Key: 3/2 $1700.
F/L/S. Call Barbara at
Coldwell Banker RE
305-289-6499
Big Pine 2/2 + office,
screen back prch, fenced
yard, boat dock. Good
pets considered. $2000
+ sec. 305-338-8879
Big Pine 3bd/2ba duplex
on swimming canal. W/D,
central A/C, $2200/mo.
F/L/S. Can be subdivided
into 2/1 or 1/1.304-4205
or 872-0622
Big Pine Large 3bd, 2ba
canalfront home with
dockage. A/C. $1750 mo.
Call Al at 305-747-0768
Keyswide Realty
Big Pine poss 3/2 w/fin
workroom on gr Ivl. Great
swim canal, ocean side
w/ dock $1800/mo F/L/S
305-879-0970
BPK 2/1 on boating ca-
nal. New carpet, D/W,
W/D, screen porch, Ig
storage area. Neat &
Clean $1550 m f/l/1 k
sec. yr lease
305-923-0400
Check out our weekly
and monthly rentals from
$1,500 to $3,000 at www.
IslandBreezeRealty.net
or call 743-8328

Waterfront
Coco Plum. Large 3/3.
200' canal,openwater
view, pool, outside din-
ing. Annual $3400/mo.
239-340-5731
Cudjoe Key canal. 2/2,
pool, tiki, seawall, custom
Int, stainless apple, C/air
$2000 incl all util + cable
& dsl. Call 305-393-0292
Downtown Islamorada
2/2 stilt home, private.
Boat ramp access.
Short or long term.
Avail now. 305-773-3950
Duck Key 2bed/2bath
on water. Unfurnished,
no pets. $2700/mo +
utilities, F/L/S. Call
Kristen 305-743-5000
Duck Key. 3 BR/2 BA.
Waterfront w/dockage.
Furn orunfurn. C/A,WD.
Pets ok. $1850/mo. FLS.
305-743-0003
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710
Homes for Rent

M Listing
Furnished 2/1 in
Tavernier. Available April
15. $1,700 mo. F/L/S
305-942-5233
Grassy Key 2/2 Stilt
Very private. New cent
A/C. Lots of storage.
860-227-7174
KCB 2/2 Spacious Stilt
w/wood dock. W/D, fur-
nished. Avail imm.
305-289-0064
KCB Apt Avail June 1st
2/2491 9th St.
F/L/S $1500 a month.
Call 305-743-4115
Key Colony Beach
3 Homes: 3/ 2 $2300/mo
1 on waterfurn $2500/mo
1 Condo 1 / 1 $1100/mo
Refs Required. Pete
Donnelly 305-743-5407
Cell 732-996-9591 email
pepaul@aol.com
Key Largo 3/2 canalfront
home. Lots of dockage &
storage space. $2150
mo. 305-444-5565
Key Largo MM 102
3 bed, 2 bath. F/L/S
$1,800/mo.
304-1572
Key Largo Park MM 101
1 block to priv boat ramp
& beach. 2/2 on 4 lots.
Carport, fenced, furn or
unfurn. Long or short
term (min 3 mo) No pets
or smoking. F/L/S $1,450
mo. 305-496-4650
Key Largo short term
June 1-Nov 1.3/2 furn.
MM 95 bay view, ramp,-
beach, screened patio,
fenced yard $1500 mo +
utils/dep 781-424-9893
Large Estate Home.
3500 sq ft. 3bed/3bath
Raised pool second floor.
Home & garden model. In
Sombrero Isle. Water-
front. Easy Ocean ac-
cess. 239-340-5731
CALLCLASSIFIED 743-5551


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710
Homes for Rent
Little Torch Key 1/1.
Beautiful location. Big
kitchen, W/D. On
canal. F/L/S. No pets.
912-844-2628.

Waterfront
Marathon 1/1 or Studio
in gated area, furnished,
utils inc. Docks and boat-
house available.
305-240-4969 or
743-9322
Marathon 1 bd/1 ba
home, wshr/dryr, cntrl air,
Direct TV, very clean.
$1100 mo. 305-304-5965
Marathon 2/2.1/2 acre
fence, ddck, tiki bar, work
shop shed, new appl.
Central AC, Hardwood
firs. Gulf view. $2250 mo.
F/US. Chris James
305-743-6166
Marathon 2/2 Ocean-
views, dock, nicely
furnished. Season or an-
nual. No pets 743-5444
Marathon 2br, 1ba
unfurn house. $865/mo
+ security of $865. Incl
cable, water, trash.
305-743-1926
Marathon 3/2 Non wa-
terfront part furn, avail
May 1. 1800 + utils. Call
Marcy 305-289-6505
Coldwell Banker Schmitt
Real Estate
Marathon beautiful,
breezy, spacious 2/2
home. Extended lot. A/C,
W/D & appls. $1600.
Must see. 305-788-9911


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$800/weekly, $2400/monthly
$1200/monthly, $1400 furnished, 6mo+

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$2500/weekly, $4500 monthly

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710
Homes for Rent
Marathon. Conch
Houses. Open Sunday.
2AC, gated, US 1, dock
avail, no pets.
-1/2 Dupl-2B/1.5B. New
carp, apple, Indr, F/US
$1400/mo
- Effic.Kitch, all incl, 2wk
Sec. dep. $250/wkly pmt.
No tax.
- Effic. Queen B, 2 *
rooms, all incl, furn, 2 wk
sec. dep. 2 person.
$200/wkly pmt. No tax.
- Effic. Large, 2 rm, furn,
all inc, 2wk, 3+p, dep.
$340/wkly pmt. No tax.
305-610-8002
Marathon MM51.
Furnished 3/2 Designer
Home, 30' dock on ocean
side canal. 3 stories,
$2500/mo. + utilities.
F/US, 6 mo. min lease.
Call 954-465-1491

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Marathon open water
views. 2/2 renovated w/
granite & SS appls, new
W/D, Irg porch. F/L/S.
$1750/mo 305-731-6647

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A waterfront MM 101
I/S 3BR/28A, 45' cone
dock. $550k. Key Largo
Real Estate 451-2380

IWaterfront A
Direct Oceanfront
Islamorada I bed/lbath
Mobile Home. Exccond,
own land. $465,000.
305-395-2720


For sale by owner MM
96.6 OS, completely re-
modeled 2/1, boat ramp,
picnic area $329,000.
Adionry 7500 s.f. lot
also avail. 508-726-7301
No Brokers please


Grassy Key 55 4 Park
2003 Cherokee TT 38'
2/bed, slide-out, good
immaculate
slamiforada fBR
singlewide, recently
refurbished. $12,500.
305-853-2552


710
Homes for Rent
Marathon-Sisters
Creek. New 3bd, 2.5ba.
Ocean views with pool.
$1,850/mo. Several units
to choose from. Call
Dave: 305-731-5521

[ L Listing
MM 101.5 0/S 2BR/2BA,
fenced back yard. C-A/C.
982OleanderRd.No .
smoking or pets $1,300
FL/S 305-451-0591
or305-522-3208 cell
MM 106.50/S 3/2
$1,500/m F/L/S. Refs
Credit/police check
Call 786-251-0078
MM 93 beautiful, private
1BR oceanfront home,
pets ok. $1,650 mo.
305-664-9696

=7 Listing
Port Largo
3BR/3BA
$2,000 mo. F/L/S
561-715-1381
Ramrod Key. 2BR/2BA,
canal w/60' dock. Newly
remodeled. All tile. $1550
mo annual. FLS. No large
dogs. 954-803-4051
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710
Homes for Rent


Spacious & private 3/3
oceanside home sur-
rounded by natural ham-
mock. MM 103.5. Furn/
Unfurn. $2,000 mo. F/US
305-451-0730, 394-1754


Taverniqr 2/1 panoram-
Ic bay view, enjoy sun-
sets, island kitchen, tiled
throughout, large lot,
$1400 mo. 305-598-8719
3/2 unfurnished home
on BPK, dogs welcome,
on 4 lots for sale or rent,
call 305-304-7043,
$2200.00 mth. 1 st & sec.
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Beautiful ocean views,
Windley Key MM 84.5,
1/1, freshly redone, spa-
cious MH w/patio, 2 park-
ing spaces, Chickee hut
& picnic area right out-
side your door. Must see.
$1,400.305-670-2274

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712 Mobile Homes 712 Mobile Homes 725 e Apt- Condo- 725 Apt- Condo-
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Long Key MM 66 1 br/ba
trailer $900 mo. 1st, last
& security. Located in a
gated condo community.
Heated pool, tennis crts,
beach, various activities,
library, rec hall, marina,
laundry facilities, sauna.
305-664-4860 Millard
Marathon lbd, 1oa
screened porch. $775
mnc water. Call Kitty
289-6510Owner/Aqeni
Marathon 1bd fully furn,
$1200 mo includes water
& electric. F/L/S.
Call 743-0235
Marathon.
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Marathon on canal.
Keys RV. 1 or2 bedroom.
Florida room. Cable
included. $1000/mo +
utils. 305-587-1512
MM 93 clean 2/1 w/off.,
W/D, shed, Irg yard, c/air,
beach, boat ramp, no pet/
smk. $1125 + utils. Not in
MH park 954-347-9648

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"Outdoor Resorts" at
Long Key. $1,000/month
+ electric, 5/1-10/31.
CLEAN, fully furnished
1 BR, 1 bath, 2X trailer
w/ central AC, W/D.
Gated community
w/ pool, tennis, marina,
& beach. No pets or
smokers.
DavidM 401-274-5556
725 Apt- Condo
Duplex for Rent
A Clean 2/1, Mthn,
newer kitchen, AC, W/D.
F/L/S $1275/mo yrly-
May 1.701 124st Gulf.
305-289-3871
A Marathon effcy, brand
new, private entrance,
W/D, no pets/smoking
$820/mo, yr lease. F/S.
923-9616,617-905-8742
All new. MM 86.5 O/S
Concrete 2/2, covered
parking, no smoking.
Dockage available.
$1,400 F/L/S 393-2558
Big Pine 1/1 Duplex Apt
on swimming canal.
Washer & utilities
included. $950/mo F/L/S.
304-4205 or 872-0622
CALL CLASSIRED 743-5551


Big Pine 1bed/1 bath,
unfurnished, no pets or
smoking. $800/mo +
utilities, F/L/S.
305-872-1399
Big Pine Canalfront
2bd/1 ba unfurn duplex.
Central a/c, tile floors,
utility room, covered
porch. $1300/mo + utili-
ties. FIL/S 305-304-6045
BPK 1/1 unfurn, canal.
750 sq ft, W/D, A/C. 1
year lease. $1000/mo F/
L/S. Util Incl. No smokers
or pets. 305-872-3215
Charming & clean 2/2
MM 100 O/S. Top floor.
Fenced backyard, '
screened porch, W/D
$1400 mo. 305-923-6968
Grassy Key Studio Apt.
Quiet street. No pets. Util
& cable incl. $800/mo.
F/L/S. 305-743-7084
Homestead 2/1.5 Town-
house, new roof & kitch-
en 1084 sq ft.
Sale: $172K or Rent for
$1050/mo 305-409-6309


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$650K for both, Call
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305-731-0045
Indigo Reef, MM 53
Brand new 3b/2.5ba Gulf
front condo. 34' boatslip
at front door. Beach,
pool, etc. $1.5 mil. Will do
trade. 248-895-0323

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KCB Gem. large must
see half duplex. 1/1 on
canal, furn/unfurn, W/D,
$1650/mo + util. FIL/S.
305-367-0266

Waterfront
KCB Half duplex
2br, 2ba. W/D, tile floors,
dock. $1400 per month.
Call481-8254
Key Colony Beach
rental. Available April.
1 bed/1 bath. Call for
details, 289-1741
Key Colony Beach 2/2.
Large dock, large screen
patio, ample parking.
$1700/mo F/L/S. Call
Kurt481-4838
Key Largo Clean 1/1 on
canal near KL Fisheries.
$995/mo. Utils incld. Boat
slip avail. 620-330-6763
Key Largo,-very nice 2/1
dplx, H/O park/ ramp,
beach. $1400 ihcl util.
Pets OK. 305-942-5022
Key West Condo: 3BD/
2BAwalkto beach, small
pets ok. $2,200/m F/L/S
Call Lela 305-395-0814,
lela@coldwellbanker.com
Large 1BR/1BA condo
w/parking, W/D hook-up.
Pets ok. Marathon;
$1,100mo. 1st &sec.
305-304-8702
Layton /Long Key
Cheerful furn 1/1 on ca-
nal. W/D. $875 + util
F/L/S N/S No pets.
480-200-9189 avail 5/1

Waterfront
Long Key Oceanfront- -
twnhse furn 2/1.5 beach,
pool, dock. $2495/mo,
$2295/3 mo or longer.
N/P. 305-525-2938
Marathon 1/1.5 Furn
avail now thru 7/1/07.
$1600/mo Small pets
consid. Dock avail
305-525-2938
Marathon 1/1 Near
beach, unfurnished, no
pets/smkg., $1,200/mo
+ utils, F/L/S. Cable
included. 304-6456


Marathon 1b/1b, quiet .
setting, big covrd porch
+ covrd parking. W/D.
No smoke or dogs. F/L/S.
$925.724-791-2354
Marathon 2/1. All tile,
ground floor, walk to
beach, swimming pool,
laundry. No pets, adult
condo. 743-6581.
$1200/mo L/S.
Marathon 2/1 duplex
New kitchen & bath, W/D,
close to shopping. Water
incl. Avail immediately.
$1250 + elec. 395-0755
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Marathon 2/1 Duplex,
unfurnished. $1,050/mo
+ utilities. F/L/S. No,
pets. Yearly lease.
Call: 305-743-5717
Marathon 2/1 half dplx.
$1300mo includes water.
800 sq ft. Nice neighbor-
hood. Large backyard.
743-0039.394-0998
Marathon 2bd/2ba dup.
canal/ocean side. $1600
mo + utils, F/L/S; avail
now. 305-481-4817 or
305-481-4835
Marathon. 2 BR/1BA.
Schooner Condo.
Unfurnished. $1250 plus
utils. F/L/S.743-0235
Marathon 3/2. Central
AC, Dishwasher, W/D,
Dock. By appointment/
lease. $1600/mo.
305-289-0544.
Marathon 3/2 + family
rm, C/air, yard, & sewer.
10871 7th Ave. $1500 +-
util F/L/S. 305-395-8450,
863-402-1419
Marathon Conch Key
directly on Bay. Brand
new 1/1 w/dockage, kit,
living rm, all utils incl. No
pets $1400 F/S 743-3478

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Marathon Efficiency
Oceanside, completely
remodeled, pool, laun-
dry. Refs req. $950/mo.
F/L/S 732-620-1784

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Marathon Large 2Bd/1
Ba on Canal. Newly Ren-
ovated w/ Central Air,
DW, W/D, large lanai.
$1700/mo, utilities in-
pluded. 305-923-6609.
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
305-289-0800
Marathon Studio. Furn.
Oceanfront complex,
pool, W/D on site. Annu-
ally $900/mo + elec.
305-731-4535
Marathon, Waterfront
Lrg studio, dockage,
includes everything.
$1100/mo F/L/S.
305-896-4627.

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Marathon waterfront.
Weekly rental. Breathtak-
ing open water views of
Gulf & your boat from
almost anywhere inside.
2/2.5 twnhs. Corner unit
has wraparound patio on
both levels. Massive new
boat dock, heated pool.
Fully furn tropical para-
dise. Roxanne Farrell,
realtor.863-698-6369.
MM 82.51BR apt. ocean
view, tile floors, pier privi-
leges $950,mo. F/L/S
305-393-1009
MM 92 O/S Large 1/1
w/ocean view, $850
includes utilities w/cap
702-374-7128
MM 96 Furn 2 br/2.5 ba
Buttonwood Bay Condo
w/29' Boat Slip. $2000
mo. + utils. F/S Annual
Lease. 239-398-4588
Mthn Furn 1bd apt for
long term rent. $1200 per
month. Bonefish Towers.
For info 574-875-9794
web latitude/attitude.com
New apt tor rent-2/2, Lrg
liv rm w/ high ceilings, 8'
doors, granite counters &
Ig tiles throughout. S/S
Appis, Hi-Efc A/C, full
size W/D. $2495, rental
discount prgrm avl. By
appt only, 395-0345
One of a kind.
Furnished duplex
MM 74 on deep canal.
Dockage for large boat,
minutes to ocean or gulf.
Private beach. Call
305-664-4214 or
305-522-5555 cell.
Reduced $1495 Key
Largo 3-story Town-
hhouse. Security, 2
pools, Marina, Beach,
Ocean Ramp, Tennis,
cable TV, F/L/S, lease.
2-car parking.
305-389-1220
1/1 on canal, boat slip
available. No pets. Avail
immed. Laundry facility.
Central air. $950/mo +
$1350 sec. 743-7693
1 room cottage, MM
100, KL, O/S, Kitchen,
bath, w/d, elec, water,
ca-ble tv, & internet incl
$750.00 per mth, furn.
305-394-0173.

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Marathon 1/1 Private
entrance. No smoking,
no pets. $750/mo + utils.
F/L/S. References.
305-896-6184
750
Vacation Rentals

Islamorada: Beautiful
4/4 home on water w/
pool & dock. 3- 6 mos
pref. 703-403-4218
Key Colony Beach
2/2, dock, beach, boat,
Cabana Club. $900 -
$1650/wk. kcbrental.com
1-800-870-4800.
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
MM 93 Bayfront House
View, sleeps 10, gazebo,
dock, jacuzzi, 3 level.
$3K/week, $6K/month.
305-297-9885 Raul

790 Business
Property for Rent
Big Pine Commercial/
Industrial land for rent or
lease. From 50'x 00', up
to 2 acres. 305-395-0743
Comm. warehouse
space avail. 660 sf, 800
sf, 900 sf. available. Call
for prices. Kurt 481-4838
or John 522-0066 -
Commercial building
for rent 2400sqft. Doctor
office orfor retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802

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Office Space
for Lease
Brand new CBS building
located on Cudjoe Key
(MM21.4) has approx
5,500 Sq. ft available
for lease.

The Middle floor is being
used for a wellness center
which will provide a
range of fitness,
therapeutic and spa
services. The entire top
floor is available.

This space is in a
premium location with
"Overseas Highway
frontage and ocean views
from the South.

For more information,
contact Jackie at Vantage
Property Development.
Tel: (305) 744-3440 or
e-mail jsquillets@
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790 Business
Property for Rent
Commercial Property
for Lease. High visibility
location directly on US# 1
in Big Pine Key. Upto
6000 sq. ft prime retail or
office space. Call Banks
Prevatt, Realtor, Cold-
well Banker Schmitt R.E.
Co. 305-872-5264.


MM 91.75 zoned indus-
trial/warehouse space
avail now. Bldg recently
renovated w/high ceil-
ings. Units from
750-2000 s.f. Call for
availability 305-393-2177

GRE 2tIM
Retail I Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. 450 sq ft or
larger- up to 3,600. 1st
2mos free w/ 1Yr Ise.
Dave 305-304-0304
Store Front US 1,
Marathon. Plenty of
parking. Available Now!
$1,700/mo.
Call Dave, 305-731-5521
795
Miscellaneous
Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042.
Water Lot for rent
Outdoor Resorts at Long
Key. Available now.
Long orshort term.
615-509-5888

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REAL ESTATE SALES

810
Homes for Sale

Big Coppitt Wide Canal
Concrete seawall, large
fenced lot, legal enclo-
sure. 296-4698 Listed
owners.com ext
amp3938
Big Pine Key water-
front, two lots w/ dockage
and deep water access, 3
bed, 2 bath. Go to www.
TandTLand.com/Keys-
Waterfront.htm $700,000
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931

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"GREENER PASTURES"?
Gainesville & Surrounding
Sohurth Florria Areas
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Homes for Sale

Cudjoe, 2b/1b. 14'X 60'.
Completely renovated.
Immed. occupancy. New
apple, Italian tile. $37,500.
Call AI, 305-747-0768.
Don't pay more than
$300 for closing your pur-
chase or Refi. You have
the legal right to choose
yourTitle company. Call
Cape Florida Title Com-
pany at 305-596-9950
Fish, Dive & Live in Key
Largo. $269K. No clos-
ing costs. Motivated sell-
er, will finance. Manufac-
tured 12'x 57' home,
2BR/1 BA, central air,
large screened porch,
new tile floor & paint.
Separate 12'x 16' apt,
1 BR/1 BA, new carpet.
Large 60' x 100' land-
scaped lot in Taylor
Creek Village across
from homeowners park
with boat ramp. NO
ROGO. 305-304-4455
Grassy Key 3/2 Stilt
House with private road
and secluded lot by ap-
pointment only. $460K
305-360-0951
Islamorada 3rd floor.
Summer Sea Condo! 1/1,
bayfront, gorgeous bay
views, pool, amenities,
dockage. Sale at $439K
or rent at $1650/mo. Call
owner at 954-295-0850.
KCB FULL DUPLEX
4yrs old 3/2, garage,
huge deck per side. One
side leased at $4500 per
mo. Great location &
shape. Lowest duplex for
sale. Owner 587-9830
Key Colony Beach's
Best Waterfront Buys:
Newer2/2 w/ 1000 sq ft
gar. $649k, or Irg stilted
2/2 $749k. 810-813-4503
Key Largo, Landings of
Largo. 2/2 Furn. Town-
home. Garden view, boat
ramp, gated marina, be-
low Market. $475k, lease.
954-321-8716. Info @
DennisDeRolf.com
Key Largo MM 102,
Ocean side 3/2 CBS, dry
lot, Under construction.
$379,000. Rising with
progress. 305-304-1572
Key Largo, MM 102
3bed/2bath. Dry lot.
$575,000.
Call 304-1572
Key Largo waterfront
3/2 +dock. Furnished.
Newly remodeled.
$69,000. Lot rent $440
386-668-8494


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810
Homes for Sale

Knights Key/ Marathon.
3br/2ba. By owner.
Deep water dock. $620K.
305-743-2031. www.
manateehavens.com



Marathon $1,050,000
On Yacht Harbor Island
Open Water. FSBO.
305-289-0745 www.
sv-chillypepper.com
Marathon 2 Afford-
ables. 1Bd/1Ba.
Remodeled, all new.
$275,000. Call
305-292-7638
Marathon. New CBS
home with view of ocean!
3Bd/2.5Ba. For sale or
lease. $599,000. Call
305-292-7638 for appt.

IWaterfront
Marathon oceanfront
remodeled 3/2, 50' deep
water dockage, forever
views, hot tub, roof-top
deck, huge tiled patio.
Income-producing rental.
Sale or Trade, red. $140k
$1.259mil. 732-262-1540


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ISLAMORADA MM 74
Ocean Views -'Deep Water Dock
3BR12BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
Weeklyl~nonthly from $3000 per week
mowwjojkeyestgite.net 941-488-7695


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810
Homes for Sale

$890,000 canal front 2/1
home, MM 74.5, boat
ramp, concrete dock,
overlooking sanctuary,
new ac, agents wel-
comed. 305-281-6338
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale

Affordable Open Water
LivinglI Large and com-
fortable 2br/2bth mobile
home on 60X40 lot in res-
ident-owned adult mobile
home park in central Mar-
athon. Enjoy open water
views from every room!
Some owner financing
possible. $295,000. Call
Michelle atColdwell
Banker Schmitt R.E.
305-393-1925.


Breezy Pines RV Park.
Big Pine Key. 35' 5th
wheel with screen room
$31,900.305-872-1488
or 304-283-2101
Canalfront RV in 55+
Park w/FL room and
new deck. Reduced from
$43,000 to $38,000.
305-289-0363
FSBO Key Largo Water-
front in desirable Cross
Key. Easy access to Bay/
Ocean. 2/2, 1372 sq ft.
W/Tiki, boatlift, hottub.
Priced to sell, $539,900
305-451-2956
Islamorada Oceanside
M.H., MM 87.5. Marble
floors & bathroom,
granite kitchen. $18,500
OBO. 954-240-0468
Key Largo waterfront
3/2 +dock. Furnished.
Newly remodeled.
$69,000. Lot rent $440
386-668-8494
Marathon. 40' 1/1 1998.
In excellent condition.
Furnished in Waterfront
park. $25,900.
305-479-5544
Marathon Lot + Trailer
on 91 St. Nds lots of
work. Ownerfin. avail, or
trade. Low down pmnt.
305-481-1316
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55 + park,
Furn 2/2, cent A/C,
1400sq ft, wet bar, new
tile, shed, covered porch.
$89,000.305-743-6200.
Mthn $11,400 OBO Pet
section, 55+ Park. 87
Royal 8x35 rv trailer/
full bath, A/C, W/D, cov-
ered porch, parking for 2
cars, walk to parks boat
ramp, on corner drive
through motorhometrail-
er lot. Rent $3950 yr +
util. Call from 5pm-9pm
305-731-0335
Outdoor Resorts MM
66.2/1 mobile home,
park model. $275,000.
305-333-9989
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Orlando-Disney New
homes for sale. 3 and 4
beds, loaded with up-
grades, ownerfin. $255k
321-279-2311
Plantation Key mm 90
Open Hse every Sat/ Sun
247 Gardenia. 2/2 up 1/1
down. 1676 sq ft. $585K
216-9464/619-0305
Ramrod Key 2/2
Best Boating Location.
canal front, new concrete
dock, Breeze Swept
Beach Estates, 3 min to
open water. Tile, central
A/C, open floor plan,
vaulted ceilings, freshly
painted, french doors,
W/D. No Brokers Please.
$599,000. Call 923-5830
Relocating. Highly
Motivated.
Marathon 2/2 w/ den.
Tropical garden home w/
partial ocean view. Backs
to quiet, treed estate.
Fully remodeled. New
high end appliances.
Price cut from $849K
Now by owner $499K
obo. 305-395-0177.
565 95th St Ocean
Marathon, Fl 33050
Summerland Key Af-
fordable, beautiful, brand
new 3/2 1100 sq. ft
homes. All appi inc. Turn-
key. Ship loan in place.
$289,750 305-393-0597
27359 Jamaica Lane
Ramrod Key 3/2, new,
Carpet & paint 38' Dock
By owner 1st$560K
wins 305-872-1540

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825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
Islamorada MM 89.
Large, clean, unfurn 1/1
condo. C a/c, cable, W/D,
water, shutters. No
smoking. $975/mo. F/S.
852-9107
KCB Full Stilt Duplex
Brand new'06, CBS, 3/3
ea. side, car ports, util,
granite, tiled. On canal.
$675/$695K. 743-0008
Key Colony Beach
1/1 condo for sale by
owner. Call for details,
289-1741

MUSTSELL
Key Colony Beach
2/2 condo for sale by
owner. Priced to move.
Call for details, 289-1741
Marathon 2/1 half duplex
CBS. Tile floors; new
central AC, W/D, hurri-
cane shutters. $299,000.
Call 727-768-2054.
Marathon waterfront.
Brand new on market!
Breathtaking open water
views of Gulf & your boat
from almost anywhere
inside. Approx. 1400 sf,
2/2.5 twnhs. CBS stilted 2
story corner unit has
wraparound patio on both
levels. Massive new boat
dock. Kitch & baths have
stainless and granite.
Fully furn tropical
paradise, heated pool.
Excellent weekly rental.
$785K. Roxanne Farrell,
863-698-6369. Owner is
a realtor. Virtual tour.
Mthn Condo/Townhse.
Spacious 1176sf, 2bd,
1.5ba renovated. New
fixtures, appls, flooring.
Motivated seller. $385k
make offer 305-395-0970

845 Other Florida
for Sale
Arcadia (2) 4 acre
cleared lots w/frontage
on Horse Creek, fenced,
1 septic & electric on
property. 40 miles to
Sarasota $95k ea. Will
finance 305-942-3055
Arcadia: Secluded 4
wooded acres w/ 1/bed
fishing and hunting cabin
on Horse Creek. $189k
941-875-0122
Trade: Gulf access
3bed, 3bath Chrystal Riv-
er, FL. Deep canal. Trade'
for Keys home. Call
239-571-0629


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860 Out of State 880 Lots Acreage
for Sale for Sale


Kentuky 7+ Cleared
acres. $75K with easy
terms. View at www.
EZLandPurchase.com or
phone 1-866-846-4349


Triple lot with permit.
Build your dream house
on a 1/2 acre mini estate.
Nearshops, park, pool,
MM 100 $429k 451-0597


880 Lots Acreage www.BeachOne
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Bay/Mangrove front lot
in PKC. 70'x255' w/build-
ing permit. Flood ins.
applicable. $1,200,000.
Ph: 305-923-6274
Bay view canal lot in
Islamorada. Cleared &
fenced w/ large water-
front. $599,000 with
house plans.
305-852-9378
Cudjoe Gardens 2 Lots,
MM 21,80' each on
canal, Permits in Building
Dept. $250K each, will
finance. 305-942-3055
Key Largo Ocean View
Lot. 60' of concrete dock
on wide, deep canal. Pri-
vate community w/ club
house & heated pool.
$729,000. 305-852-4960
or 616-540-6800
Little Torch. Canal lot
with permit $350K or
$650K for lot with 3/2
CBS home under con-
struction. 305-923-1717.
Marathon Open ocean
view. 50' step down dock
in place. Build today.
Motivated. $449,000.
Stacie Kidwell PA, Exit,
305-731-9075 direct
Ourdoor Resorts MM66
Vacant lot. Use your RV
or build a concrete
house. No ROGO.
$ 275K. 231-218-1495
Permitted Lot
75x25 Oceanfront
Canalback
$1.3 513-404-8142
RV lot, bay views, boat
ramp & community dock-
age avail. Close to
restaurants & shopping.
Key Largo. $192,000.
853-3147
RV Lot for Sale or Rent
Nice gated community/
many amenities: pool,
hottub, boat ramp, tennis,
on water, no frontage.
MM 23.262-894-2344
Selling 1/2 interest
100'x100' Cleared canal
lot. Sombrero. Have dock
permit, house plans.
$273K 305-743-5218
Sombrero Beach lot for
sale. With permit and
plans. Ready to build.
$275,000. Call
305-292-7638

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


www.BeachOne
Properties.com

2 TBRs For Sale Pur-
chase 1 or both. Mixed
use (comm. orresi. ) No
ROGO Nesc. For details
contact (305)731-3606
5 TBR's Market Rate.
City of Marathon only.
$200,000. Call
305-292-7638 for
Details.

895
Miscellaneous

Slip for sale Key Largo
Kawama. 15'x37' direct
ocean access with
hydrodock boat lift,
electric & water. Asking
$215,000.786-797-3535

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats

14' 2001 Nautica Rib
with 50 Yamaha
$8,000. Call
954-907-1324.
16' 7" '00 Ranger Flats
Boat, 115 Yamaha, low
hrs, pole platform, walk
around deck, w/trailer,
many extras. Excellent
cond.$14K289-9938
16' Donzi Sweetsixteen
1967 Holman Moody 302
Ford. All most restored.
Have other interest.
$3900. 852-5484
17' Boston Whaler w/90
HP Evinrude, 1996,
$5,700. Also 50HP John-
son, $800.305-942-3055
17' Hydra Sport 2004
C.C., 90 HP 2004
Yamaha. Excellent cond.
$12,000. Call Shelter Bay
Marine. 743-7008


1150
Power Boats
17' Key West flats skiff,
Yamaha 115HP four-cy-
cle, trailer, push/pull, new
trim tabs, exc cond. Ask-
ing $9000. 305-481-0372
18' Century 2003, C.C.,
115 HP 4-stroke 2003
Yamaha. $14,000.
Call Shelter Bay Marine,
743-7008
18' Custom Lewis Back-
country skiff, jackplate
150 Evinrude. Trade 20'
center console. $9000.
Value. 305-522-9370
19' 2003 Key Largo CC,
T-top. 150 Merc. out-
board. Live well, dual
batt., elec. W/trlr & cover.
$18,000.585-704-3878.
20'6" Pro LineW/A
150 hp Mercury 2003,
trailer, extras. At Grassy
Key, in the water. $8,800.
630-334-1175
21' 99 Parker, Mint.
150hp Yamaha, bimini,
Garmin GPS, Humbrd,
VHF, w/trailer. $18,800
OBO. 305-289-0111
21' 1989 Thompson
Cuddy. 4.3 Merc. I/O.
Nice. Runs great. Bimini,
dual axle trailer. $5000
obo. 585-704-3878
21'2004 Sea Pro CC, SV
2100 Bay Boat. 150 hp
Yamaha 4 stroke, war-
ranty till 2012.2005 Mag-
ic Tilt trailer, Minn Kota
trolling motor. Great
condition. $21,500.
305-289-9222
21' 83 Mark Twain cuddy
I/O, CG equip. New:lower
unit, shift console/cables.
Pwr anchor, tandem. trlr,
new tires, pwrwinch, ex-
tras. $5750obo 872-0562
21' Pontoon boat w/50
hp Honda motor $3000;
$3700 w/trailer. Also 50
hp Evinrude $800.
305-942-3055 MM 99
24' Formula. 150 hours
on new engine. Recent
All Grip. $5,000 OBO.
305-743-0603
24' Searay Laguna, CC,
twin 135 Mercurys, 350
hrs, fish finder, GPS, ra-
dio, t-top, port-a-potty,
new trailer. Must sell by
April. $10,000 743-5336
CALL CLASSIFIED 74.9-.51


1150
Power Boats
24' T Craft trap boat,
very clean, new elec.
puller, 200 Mercury'06
Optimax, $13,900.
305-664-2697
305-240-0971.
26' 1998 Glacier Bay
Center Console w/2000
Yamaha 115hp4
strokes. Color gps/depth
finder, w/remote on sec-
ond station. Economical
to run, in good shape and
lots of extras.
$53,500.305-872-5053
29' Concord
Inboards. Must sell.
With trailer. $5500/OBO.
Call 305-731-6066
30' '88 Carver Santego.
3067. Looks/ runs great!
Needs quick sale! 11'
beam, flybridge w/end,
seats 6, cockpit seats 4,
furuno GPS, autopilot,
sl.dr. to superb cabin
(great liveaboard)sleeps
5, t-i/o volvo Duoprops. @ -
mm53. Bucvalue
of$31-34K. But priced @
NADA low ret. of
$22,900.305-743-6416/
708-670-2277
30' Custom Built
Flybdge Sptfsh. Great
condition, new batteries,
bottom paint. Low hours
twin 300 hp Turbo Cat
diesels. 2 stations, full
head, Rupp riggers,
anchorwinch. Must sell.
Asking $79K Make offer.
305-731-4816
31'Silverton 1985 FB
convt. Twin 350's-new
'00 &'06, a/c, shwr, gal-
ley, good cond, clean.
$25,000.305-451-4670
32' Perma Craft 1973.
2-318 Chrysler. This boat
catches fish. Flybridge
sportfisherman with elec-
tronics. $25,000 OBO.
Call 852-4163. Leave
msg if not available.
34' 2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.
$180,000.239-253-3503
34' Crusader 1986. John
Deere 2004. 375 hp w/
rebuilt twin disc 2" shaft,
solid deck & 300 gal. fuel.
Rigged for traps & deep
drop. $55,000. 852-4163
if n/a leave #.
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hull, twin Detroit
diesels, 367galfuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen.
305-743-7456. Marathon
35' Carolina Classic
2003, Express Sportfish.
Perfect condition, many
extras, very low hours.
Extended warranty.
724-689-9085
38' 1980 Delta dive cer-
tified for 25 passengers.
CAT 3208T engine.
$30,000. 954-467-7000.
riomarinepbellsouth.net
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1150
Power Boats

38' Chriscraft. Aft cab-
in. 2 bath, full shower,
454's, full liveaboard/
cruising capabilities. Cur-
rently in nice KW livea-
board slip. $45K.
305-522-4401
42' Grand Banks
Classic 1994, 2-300 hp
Cats; many extras includ-
ing new 12 kw Northern
Lights gen. Ready to sail;
$295,000. 305-743-7825
46' Ocean Sportfish,
1986. Twin 671 TI, 1700
hours, galley down, 2/2
rooms/heads. $130,000
obo. 305-619-0131,
281-6338
50' Viking 1994
Sportfish. Twin 10 Cyl.
MAN Engines. $525,000.
Serious Buyers Call
305-289-3188



60' Guthrie Sport Fish-
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. $80,000
Health forces sale.
731-632-0066
60' Long Range Cruiser
Steel Hull, bow thruster,
lots of comfortable living
space. $44,500.
304-550-2318
winomoongold.com
2000 23' Mako CC 225
Optimax 206 hrs. T top,
plotter, sounder, riggers.
$25000.305-872-1399
2004 Action Craft 1720
Hybrid, 115 HP Mercury
OptiMax w/low hrs. All
options w/full sunbrella
cover & Continental trail-
er. $24k. 650-464-7858
2005 Glacier Bay 22' T-
top, twin 115HP 4-Strk
Suzukis, Garmin, wind-
less, trir, $55K
289-8302/419-236-0590
Boat Donations: Full
appraised value when
donated to a non-report-
ing 501-C-3 public chari-
ty. Tax deduction. Mari-
time Ministries, 43-yr-old
59# 305-289-4554
Boat Hydro Lift
Hydro-Hoist in excellent
condition. 2 new blower
motors. Capacity 12k
lbs/35 ft. boat plus. $6500
OBO. Call 305-903-1201
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
800-955-7543
Flats Boat. 17' Hewes
Bonefisher, 1985. Kevlar
pole, very good condi-
tion. Can be seen on Big
Pine Key. Ready to fish
the flats! Asking $5,900.
Cell 508-981-8787


Call Classified

743-5551


1160
Sailboats
16' Compac Sailboat,
Arrow trailer, 5 hp Nissan
outboard, sails & extra
stuff. $2500 OBO.
305-394-3980
26' Pearson 1972 4ft
draft, 5 sails. In good
cond. GPS chart plotter.
Located in Marathon.'
$5,000.612-306-6669 -
32' Island Packer'91
Excellent condition
Low hours, loaded
$95K 305-743-0165
33' Glander, shallow
draft, custom design,
raised deck. $30K.
305-743-3691
36' Morgan Out-Island.
Center Cockpit, double
cabin, Perkins Diesel.
New Algrip,.new interior.
Dingy w/ Honda. Great
live aboard or cruising.
$29,000.305-395-8734
PDQ 36 $140,000.
PDQ 32 $86,000.
1995 Beneteau 405,
$79,000 (in St. V.).
305-731-6795
1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
2- 871TI Detroit Diesel
Engines, Running,
Takeouts, low hours.
630-518-6962 must sell.
2001 (2) counter
rotating Yamaha 225 hp
engines. OX-66 models,
appx 300 hrs. Everything
included. $9,000. Call
Steve 305-785-8403
$2000 reward for info
leading to the recovery
and apprehension of per-
son involved in the theft
of a 2003 Yamaha 225 hp
4 stroke outboard. Stolen
from 150 cocoplum dr.
Model F225TRB. ID-
69JX1003431. Contact
John 515-231-2789
1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Dockage MM 74.
On deep canal. Minutes
to ocean or gulf.
furnished duplex avail.
also. Private beach. Call
305-664-4214 or
305-522-5555.
Duck Key Rental
Deep water dockage,
oceanside. $275/mo.
1-800-386-7969
Key Largo, Boat Slips
on private canal for rent.
2 Bayside and 1 Ocean-
side. 1-305-444-5565
Marathon Liveaboard
Slip for Sale. Deeded
Bay Bottom. 50 ft boat.
Reduced from $350K to
$325K. 305-395-9690
Marathon Rental Slip
21K65, 6' D, protected
view, gated, CTV, water,
pump out, liveabd ok,
20x16 tiki deck parking.
6 mo contract, 6/1-11/30.
$800 mo. 303-877-9299
CALL CLASSIFED 743-5551


April 14, 2007


All real estate advertising
in this newspaper is subject
to the Federal Fair Housing
Act of 1968 which makes it
EQUAL HOUSING illegal to advertise "any pref-
OPPORTUITY erence, limitation or discrimi-
nation based on race, color, religion, sex or
national national origin, or an intention to make
any such preference limitation or discrimination."
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation of
the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis.


Islamorada MM 88.8
For Sale By Owner
Spacious 2/2 end unit 1st floor, tile & marble floors,
walk-in closets, appliances & patio. Pool & amenities
$339,000. 305-853-3011











54 The Keynoter


1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
Protected dockage
bayside marina Key
Largo. 4 ft. draft. Live-
aboards accepted. Must
be in good condition and
mobile. $500 per month
+ utilities. Call Tanya
451-5200.
1190
Miscellaneous
1A-Marine Surveys
March Hare Marine Svcs
305-743-3368 Certified
ABYC-NFPA-MKMA
Serving All The Keys
2 story floating house.
Built by boat builder in
2005.16'x40', 2/2.5,
tiled island in large kitch-
en. Double french doors
to deck. $259,000.
305-304-5830
20' AquaSport rigged
for stone crabbing,
300 stone crab certs.,
a few traps. Best offer.
-39-272-9775
39' #1 460 hp Logger
full electronic, cruise 16
knots. Beautiful boat.
$85,000 OBO.
239-269-0600
500 Lobster traps. New
$25 each. 2279 B certs.
$45 each. 4000 crab
certs $5 each. 3000+
crab traps $10 each.
393-0660
7500 Watt Generator in-
dustrial strength, elec
start. Used once $1800
new, only $800 872-4360
231-409-7888
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


03 Chevy Malibu
Only $9,500

05 Nissan Sentra
Factory Warranty, Only $12,500

03 Explorer Sport
Loaded! 33K miles, $14,500


1190


1190
Miscellaneous



All types of permits for
sale!l Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & brokerall types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.cdm
Dockage up to 40'. Bath
house with deck. Coco
Plum area. Free Washer
and dryer, parking. Call
Emil 305-731-3386
For Rent in Big Pine.
Commercial fishing dis-
trict, 90x90 trap storage
lot on water, fenced. Avail
4/1/07.$750/mo
797-6433 or 296-8398
Gated Dry Storage
boats, RVs, trailers. For
best rates call Gary
305-304-3610
Genuine Teak Lumber
Best prices, big invento-
ry. Plus King Starboard.
www.buckwoodcraft.
com or 305-743-4090
Gulf of Mexico Reef
Permit
$6,800 OBO.
Call 305-743-1952
Hard dingies- 4 new.
8-12 Foot. Row or motor.
Will e-mail pics & info.
Delivery available!!
Call 305-451-4301
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


1190
Miscellaneous

Hydro boat lift, great
shape, for 32'boat.
Asking $750.
305-395-0806
Marine Diesel Northern
Light 8 KW Gen. Valve
job 3/07, 60amps 12
volts; in boat & running.
$2500. Wayne 304-3567
Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheels.
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft
mo. Emil 305-731-3386
RV (self cont) Space on
water, US 1, Gated.
900/mo, incl W/E. Dock
extra, no pts.
305-610-8002
Storage, US 1, Mar-
athon, gated, ea space
100-200/mo Unlim entry,
RV, trucks, boats.
305-610-8002
Two Snapper Grouper
Permits (SG1)
Transferable in a
Corporation. $38,000
offer. 361-688-9071

1300
TRANSPORTATION

1350
Automobiles

Automobile Donations
Tax Deductible at ap-
praised value when do-
nated to a 43 year old
non-reporting 501-C-3
charity. Maritime Minis-
tries. 305-289-4554.
Pick upjunktrucks,
vans, cars, or any auto-
mobile for junk.
305/218-7987
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.


1350
Automobiles
90 Nissan 300ZX
Beautiful Blue, Come
take a look! Make Offer!
call Skip at 305-766-5593
'81 Jeep CJ5. Solid AMC
OEM frame & tub. Runs
perfectly! 61k original
miles. $5k Firm. Call
850-291-4969
92 Cadillac Allante pearl
wht Convrt, photos, mint,
80K mi, collectors dream!
captr2@aol.com, $13k
obo. 743-8438 Must see!
02 Toyota Prius 4 dr or
02 Toyota Camry XLE V6
Power everything, well
cared for. $12,500 each.
305-852-3173
03 Infiniti FX45 52k mi
NAV, DVD, rear
camera. $17,200
elzbthla@yahoo.com
813-909-1898
03 Pontiac Vibe GT
66k mi. Great condition.
Located in Marathon.
$8500/obo.
305-747-0407
95 Buick Century
Power everything, cold
A/C, low miles, very well
maintained. $2000 obo
786-312-2230
'06 Acura RSX Type-S.
19K mi. Black over char-
coal interior, sunroof, 6
speed trans, loaded.
$12,200. jnmzz@aol.com
407-774-6751
86 Mercedes 560SL
Low mileage, 9 out of 10
condition. Garage kept.
$14,500 obo.
305-393-6485
'97 Chevrolet Camaro
convertible. With 53,000
miles. Stick shift, silver,
good cond. $6,500.
289-7734. Duck Key.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


00 Ford F-150
Work Truck, Only $7,900

00 Jaguar XJ8
Loaded, Only $11,900

03 Ford Escape
41k miles, $13,500


1350
Automobiles
97 Mitsubishi RS 5 spd,
A/C, chrome wheels,
new tires, CD player.
119k mi. $3900 obo.
Marathon 305-743-0362
1992 Buick Regal. No
AC. Runs good, $950.
1985 Dodge Aires A/C,
$850 872-7253 or
872-0613
1997 Mercury Tracer
$2000 OBO Good condi-
tion with new AC & radia-
tor, CD player and new
tires. Call Erica at
305-923-4155
1360 Mopeds-
Motorcycles
CF Motor Scooter
150 cc, water cooled,
disc brakes, 65 mph,
only 200 miles, like new.
$1800.239-398-0994
Honda VLX motorcycle
600 cc, Illusion blue, low
miles, great cond. Call
305-745-1571.
2002 Model Kawasaki
ZRX 1200R. Purchased
in 2003. 1400 miles,
showroom condition.
$5000 OBO. 743-0603
1999 HD Fatboy low
miles, lots of extras.
Must see $10,500
305-731-5447
1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
Aluminum Service body
(by Reading). Fits Ford
or Chevy. 8' single wheel
trucks. $800 OBO.
305-797-5334
2000 Dodge 1500 SLT
Quad Cab Long Bed
5.9L, 90,000 miles, CD,
AC, all power, tow pack-
age, bed liner. $7600
305-896-1914

M Listing
2005 Chevy Blazer. Like
new. 7500 miles. Under
warranty. Red. $13,500.
305-393-3373


1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
93 VW Eurovan Camper
Great condition.
$6000.
Call
305-896-2644
05 Dodge 1500 SLT
Quad Cab Pick Up,
Hemi, 23,000 miles; CD,
AC, all power. $19,900
call 744-0583
'97 Ford F150 XLT. 3
door, triton V-8, trailer
hitch. 165K highway
miles, runs great. $5000
obo. 305-743-0287
98 Mazda 2500
Pickup. SE Ext. Cab,
4cyl, Good tires, Engine,
Paint, MPG. 190K.
$2500 firm. Contact
Anna 872-2341.
1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
RV Donations, Trailer
Motor Homes. Tax
Deductible at appraised
value when donated to a
43-yr-old non-reporting
501-C-3 charity. Maritime
Ministries, 305-289-4554
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's MM 100 451-4555
'00 American Tradition
40' 42K miles, 1 slide,
315 diesel pusher, inmo-
tion sat. W/D, like new.
$112,000 OBO 289-9548
2005 25' Keystone trav-
el trailer. Exc condition.
Used only for 8 mo. On
secluded lot in Marathon.
Leaving state in May.
$12,500.305-619-0363
'03 Coleman popup
camper w/2 side slide
outs. 22'. Excellent cond
A/C. Rack for 4 bikes,
screen room, canopy.
5,200.853-3147
'06 Pioneer 32'. Super-
slideout, central AC, self
contained, sleeps 10,
quad bunks. Can deliver.
$14,000 obo.
954-914-8196


April 14, 2007


1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles

'07 Franklin, 40'. 2 Slide-
outs. central AC, awning,
W/D, sleeps 8, Extras.
Can deliver. $24,000
obo. 954-914-8196
'98 30' Coachman Lep-
rechaun motorhome.
Very good condition. 80K
mi. V-10 motor. $15,000.
305-517-9367
1996 34' 5th Wheel
2 slideouts, w/d, d/w. See
at Spin-drift Trailer Sales,
mm 22.5 Cudjoe 745
3131 or744 3408

1390
Miscellaneous


PT Cruiser Woody II
Custom Kit, new in box.
Fits 2001 and newer.
$550 305-394-0484

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Classifieds 305-743-5551


The Keynoter 55


2001 American Cruiser Dodge
360 chassis. 20' fully self con-
tained with extras. Superior cond.
Travels like an automobile and no
motel or restaurant bills. Asking
$35,000. Call (812) 343-3900.
1987 Porsche 944. Will not start
because of a problem w/vehicle's
ignition. Has $1,200 Borla chrome
exhaust, new stage-3 clutch, en-
gine rebuilt 2 years ago. Every-
thing else works, great parts car or
project car with a little money.
Asking $1,800. Call Jason at 395-
0582 or email navypolice02@
yahoo.com. Pictures available.
2005 23' Cherokee travel trailer.
23 DD trailer, great for family also
great to use for pcs transfers.
Queen bed, bunk beds and fold-
down table. Refrigerator, oven,
stove, A/C, heat, water heater, TV,
microwave, AM/FM/CD stereo,
awning, and more. $15,400. Five
years remaining on seven-year
warranty. Call Bill at 587-9323.
Two Kasea Prima scooters. Less
than 1,000 miles on each. Helmets
included. $800 each. Call 766-
1892.
1989 Toyota SR5 4x4 pickup. Ex
cab, V-6, moon roof. 110,000
miles. Very good 31" off-road
tires. Camper shell with rack and
off-road lights. Custom rear
bumper, bed liner heavy duty trail-
er hitch. $3,000 OBO. Call Barrin
Hanson at 394-3181.
2003 Toyota Camry LE 4 door
w/auto. trans., 4 cyl., pristine grey
cloth int., moon roof. 67,000 miles
- mostly highway. Original owner
is a non-smoker. All scheduled
maintenance done at dealership. A
steal at $12,900. Call 294-1845.
1981 Jeep CJ5 classic. Runs
great with less than 60,000 origi-
nal miles. 4 WD, hitch and ball.
New gas tank, exhaust system.
Transmission in 2006. Great buy at
$5,000 firm. Must see at 1805
Atlantic Blvd. Call (850) 291-4969
(day), 942-3339 (evening). Serious
inquiries only.
2003 33' Cedar Creek custom
5th wheel RV. Ex. cond.. 2 slides.
$24,000 OBO. Call (931) 801-
3434. Can be seen in Key West.
2005 Harley Davidson 1200 XL
Custom, Black and chrome,
Screaming Eagle II exhaust, for-
ward controls, sissy bar with inte-
grated brake light, HD leather sad-
dle bags, detachable windshield
and cover. Less than 700 miles,
recently had 500-mile service at
HD of Daytona. A great starter bike
with over 3k in extras. $10,500
OBO. Call 942-1600.
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500
Classic. 2,300 orig. mi. Vance &
Hines pipes, windshield, highway
pegs, risers, custom paint. $7,500
OBO. Call (904) 707-8025, (912)
576-1203 or e-mail rewilson@


tds.net. Will consider delivery to
Miami/Homestead area.
1998 Ford Explorer. Dependable,
white. 1 owner, standard 5-speed,
4WD, 175,000 miles. A great sec-
ond family car, work car or just
one to tow the boat around (it has
a hitch). Priced to sell at $2,500 or
any reasonable offer. Call Jim at
293-2425 or 872-7050.
2006 Honda CRV. 32,000 miles.
CD player, auto, blue. Call John at
295-8501.
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. 4
new 31" BFG ATs. Bikini top, soft
top. Airaid high flow intake. Hyper-
tech II programmer. AC, AT, CD
player.,Very nice Jeep a must
see. $15,500. Call Tim at 228-
223-7126'or e-mail timgridl@aol.
com.
1995 Honda Helix. Black 250cc.
Auto. trans., aerodynamic design,
water-cooled, four-stroke engine,
locking glove box, trunk and hel-
met holder. Parking brake, two
helmets, outdoor cover. New
brakes, new rear tire. Asking
$1,400 OBO. Call 293-3630.
2001 Fleetwood Terry EX 39D.
40' double slide, 14' awning. 2
bdrms., shower, bathroom w/sink.
212-gal. LP tanks for stove, oven,
fridge, freezer & water heater. Two
12-V deep-cycle batteries w/solar
panel recharge, 30 AMP power
hook up will run fridge, freezer and
water heater. $20,000. Also selling
a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 HD 4x4
quad-cab with 36,000 miles.
$22,000. Purchase both vehicles
for $40,000. Will deliver to Miami.
Call (919) 244-6289.
2005 Everest 5th Wheel model
3661 RV. Quad slide outs, rear kit-
chen with center island, 2 A/Cs,
leather recliner, sofa sleeper, qual-
ity bed. Alloy wheels, full awnings,
gloss ext., 1750 watt inverter, TV,
stereo, 16K hitch with slider. Like
new. Luxury details thru-out. Must
see to appreciate. Orig. purchase
price was $50,000 in 2005. Asking
$32,000 OBO. Can be seen in Key
West. Call John at 619-6411.
1993 Black Ford 350 Dually.
Runs great. Cold A/C. $5,500. Call
Dale or Major at 304-6892.


1998'19' Regal LSR bow rider.
Great family fun. Has a Volvo 4.3
liter engine w/200HP with trailer.,
Runs great, well maintained, new
starter, new ignition, engine
recently serviced, new life jackets
and flare kit. Bimini top, swim lad-
der. Back cushion needs a little
work. NADA guide $10,795.
Asking $9,500. Call Jason at 395-
0582 or e-mail: navypolice02@
yahoo.com. Pictures available.
Boats for sale located in Key
West. 1998 Gemini 105 $75,000
1994 PDQ 36 $140,000. 1995
PDQ 32 $86,000. 1992
Endeavourcat 30 $67,000.1982
Catalina 25 $3,900. Please call


Dennis at 731-6795 or email
Charters@Sailshare.com.
1994 Reaction 19' with center
console. 1998 Johnson 225 HP.
Dual VHF, dual batteries, Garmin
172 GPS, trim tabs, SS prop, T-top
with weather shield, jack plate,
hydraulic steering. Boat has fresh
paint and new rub rails. This boat
flies at 55 MPH. Trailer included.
$10,500 OBO. Call (727) 667-
9668. Pictures available at boat-
trader.com.
2001 Hunter 320. Price reduced
to $64,500. Exc. cond.AC, autopi-
lot, GPS/Chart plotter, sleeps 6, in-
mast furling, much more. Call
296-0026 to view her at Boca
Chica Marina.
18' Bayliner Trophy Open Fisher-
man with 1999 Force 120 HP by
Mercury with hydraulic steering,
Morse control, 2000 Loadmaster
alum. trailer with new leaf springs.
Garmin fish finder 160 Blue,
Uniden Oceanus DSC submersible
VHF radio w/antenna, anchor with
100-ft line, dual batteries, SCUBA
tank racks, new bottom paint, tel-
.escopic dive ladder/platform, run-
ning lights, Bimini top with boot,
extra propeller, Compass, AM/FM
stereo in waterproof case with
waterproof speakers & 3-ftAM/FM
antenna. Ready to go fishing, div-
ing or back country cruising.
$5,500. Contact Ron at 395-1795.
Boat/motors/trailer. 1997 25-ft
Ranger. Twin 2005 225 Optimax
w/3 yr. warranty remaining, Fur-
uno electronics, 7-pc. curtain en-
closures, full cover, many extras.
$33,000. OBO. Call 294-7597.
1986 45' Liberty sailboat. Needs
some work. Good dock res rent.
Call John at 295-8501.
1983 21' Chris Craft cuddy cabin.
4.3 liter I/O Mercruiser with 134
hours. GPS, depth finder, life jack-
ets, bimini top, boat cover. Exc.
fishing boat. $4,300. Call after 5
p.m. 731-9278 or 923-9480.


Sony WEGA 27" Trinitron flat
panel TV with remote. Like new.
Willing to sacrifice at $150 OBO.
Call 294-3866. Pictures available
upon request.
Mid-century-modern-style
patio set Table with 2 matching
chairs. Teak and brushed stainless
steel. Purchased new in October
2006 for $1,000. Must sell at $150
OBO. Call 294-3866. Pictures
available upon request.
Bistro chair. Pleasant color, quite
comfortable. Mid-century modern
style. New. Will make a fine addi-
tion to any remodel. A steal at $25
OBO. Call 294-3866. Pictures
available upon request.
8 ft. Imperial pool table. Slate
(3/4), black with electric blue felt,
pearl inlays, cover, balls, cues
included. $1,600. Call Brian at
(240) 298-8187.
Solid, unfinished pine queen loft


bed. Incl. mattress and guardrails.
Easy to assemble. Creates space
and great for small room. Does not
wobble! Valued at $775. Asking
$550. Call 923-6974 or 292-
4906.
Two 12-plate sets of fine china,
serving dishes with wheat pattern.
Asking $75 per set. Curtains,
pleated, white, 120" wide. Made to
fit sliding glass doors in Sigsbee
housing units. Asking $30. Wood
decking: 79"x 94" for $30; 131" x
184" with pressure-treated wood
for $150; 60" x 70" for $30. Call
296-3704.
Jet ski vests: Body Glove (medi-
um) $25. Ocean Pacific (1 large, 2
XLs) $35 each. Call 294-7597 -
leave message.
Used twin mattress/box spring
and frame $50. Call 294-7597 -
leave message.
Two dive tanks $80 with two-
piece Fathom wet suit (large) $80.
Call 294-7597 leave message.
General Electric washer/dryer.
New in 2002. Good condition.
White. Two plugs for dryer. Will
deliver at $300 OBO for the set.
Call 745-3631 or 395-1973.
HP three-in-one printer, scanner,
and fax machine. $25. Call Chris
or Jeaney at 295-6.112.
Cherry wood armoire. Can house
a 36" TV. $50. Call Chris or Jeaney
295-6112.
New Trek mountain bike. 26
speed. Burnt orange. Many extras.
Paid $525, locally. Sacrifice at
$400. Serious inquires only. Call
766-7355.
65-gallon aquarium withstand
and canopy. Established reef tank
with 60 pounds of live rock, coral,
fish, compact lights. $800 OBO.
Call 942-1600.
In-step jogging stroller for one
child. Good condition. $50 OBO.
Call 942-1600.
Coaster multicolored twin-over-
twin bunk bed. Use as a bunk
bed or side by side. Like new.
$100. Call 296-0477.
Plant sale. Coconut palm, ban-
anas, guavas, papayas, bougain-
villea, bromeliads, jade trees and
more. Call Mila at (812) 327-9092.
Surround sound system. Sony
receiver, 300 CD- changer, dual
tape deck, subwoofer, center
channel, four speakers. $300. Call
Mike at (405) 816-8294.
Curio cabinet with cherry finish.
$100. Call (405) 816-8294.


2/2 canal-front home with easy
access to open water. Double-
sized lot in quiet neighborhood in
heart of wildlife refuge. 3625-
Treasure Island St., Big Pine Key.
Listed at $559,000. Call John at
684-8663.
3/2 stilt house on Big Coppitt


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(MM 10). Built in 2004. Quiet
neighborhood, central A/C, securi-
ty system, beautiful kitchen, bal-
cony, carpeting, walk-in closets,
W/D, new metal roof, sliding hurri-
cane shutters. Spotless, high and
dry. Low maintenance yard.
$490,000. Highly motivated seller.
Call Scott at 394-3167.
3/2 home on Big Pine Key. Quiet
neighborhood. Great for kids, pets.
Plenty of storage. 1,428 square
feet. Many new upgrades, metal
roof, deck, appliances and more.
$416,000 or possible lease with
option. See pictures at forsaleby-
owner.com or call Trina or Nathan
for more info at 587-6908.
2/1 CBC House $445,000. Two
fenced lots 50 x 100. One lot clear.
Central A/C. Attached office/studio
with A/C. 14 x 29 screened and
tiled Florida room. Contact Dale
and Major at 304-6892.


Room for rent. Breathtaking
ocean view in luxury furnished
condo. Heated pool, Jacuzzi, car
wash area, W/D, central A/C, dish-
washer, cable, wireless internet,
large closet. Must be responsible
adult. F/US, 1-year lease. $900/
month. Available May 1. Call
Michael 766-0002.


2/1.5 furnished, two-story town-
house in new town Key West.
Private fenced yard with Jacuzzi,
off-street parking, all appliances,
tile floors, A/N, W/D. Available June
1 with one year lease. F/US.
$1,900/month. Call Cindy or
Adriana at 923-6754.
2/1 close to NAS Key West with
W/D, D/W, central A/C. Large back-
yard with convenient parking.
F/L/S required. $1,400/month. Call
293-0469.
Houseboat for rent. Central loca-
tion at city marina's houseboat
row near Palm Ave. and Roosevelt
Dr. Fully furnished, including
house wares, plants and flowers,
TV with DVD/VCRplayer. Covered
front porch, full-size bath, kitchen,
king-size bed, rooftop sun deck
with furniture. Also incl. electric,
local phone, A/C, water, and use of
a single kayak. Available May 1 -
Oct. 1. $550/month, all inclusive.
Call Marguerite at 896-5441.
4/2 house in Key West. Close to
schools, shopping, W/D, new
paint, tile floors, carport, concrete
patio, fenced yard. F/L/S. $2,400/
month. Call Ana at 216-6209.
Furnished apartment in Key
West. 1/1, central air and heat,
fans, tile, deck, OSP. Quiet neigh-
borhood, no pets, lease, F/US, ref-
erences. $1,250/month, which
includes utilities. Call 294-7275.
2/1 on Big Coppitt (MM 10). Nice
yard, unfurnished. Close to Boca
Chica. Small pets OK. Responsible,
non-smokers please. $1,500/mo.
F/S required. Available April 1. Call
923-7989.
Charming 2/1 apartment avail-
able April 1. New kitchen and
appliances, newly renovated
throughout. Private entrance, yard,


deck, and covered patio. Laundry
room w/washer and dryer, window
A/C units, all new appliances.
Convenient to shopping, base,
schools, and downtown Key West.
References required. Non-smok-
ers only. Cat OK. $1,800/month,
which incl. utilities. F/L $500
security deposit. Call 296-4695.
Guesthouse/studio for one. Fur-
nished, large new bathroom, kit-
chen, storage, off-street parking,
fans, A/C. $850/month, which
includes utilities. 294-7275.
2/1 mobile home on Stock Island.
Living room and separate kitchen
with Italian tile throughout. Large
yard with shed. Off-street parking.
Small pets ok. $1,500/month,
which includes utilities and cable.
$500 security deposit. Call (321)
297-1215. Available March 26.
2/2 at Harbor Shores near
Oceanside Marina. Fully furnished
with all appliances, incl. washer,
dryer and dishwasher. 3 TVs. Tile
floors, cathedral ceilings. Large
rooms with plenty of closet space.
Ideal for room mates. $1,500,
which includes basic cable, sewer,
trash pickup and propane. All
you'll need is your toothbrush.
Available 4/15/07 1/15/09 with a
possible one-year extension. Call
292-0420 or (860) 480-2319.
2/2 condo at Salt Ponds. $1,500.
1 month plus security only.
Available April 1. Call 360-3113.
3/2 at La Salinas. Completely
redone. $1,800. Includes parking.
Call 360-3113.
2/2 seaside town home with
garage. Gated community. Swim-
ming pool. $1,850. Call 360-3113.
Location, location, location... 2
rooms for one price. No deposit or
additional month's Tent. Fully fur-
nished and clean. Also includes
internet access, TV, washer/dryer,
pool table, free parking. Located
near Flagler and Kennedy. $800.
Call 304-6646.
3/2 stilt home on Big Coppitt (MM
10.5). Deepwater canal with boat
dockage & storage. Lg. bedrooms,
spacious living room and deck,
central A/C, storage shed, wash-
er/dryer. Available in April. $2,400.
For photos and more details, call
Jason at (310) 339-8248.
Large 1 bedroom apartment on
canal at (MM 22)- just 15 minutes
from base. Remodeled and fur-
nished. Boats and pets OK. 1 bed-
room with private entrance.
$1,175. Call Randy at 744-0972.
4/2 in Key West. Close to schools,
shopping centers. Washer/dryer,
newly painted, tile floors, carport,
concrete patio, fenced yard.
$2,400. F/L/S. Call Ana 216-6209.
Waterfront 2/2 with dock & den.
1,360 square feet on deepwater
swimming canal. Tile floors, W/D,
off-street parking, fenced yard, pet
friendly. Photos available at
www.bentonproperty@zoomshare
.com. $2,200 plus utilities. For
more info, please call 942-8080.
Extra clean 3/2 on Big Pine Key.
Enclosed porch. Nice yard. Off-
street parking. $1,700. Call 849-
3233.


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I NAS KEY WEST CLASSIFIEDS are free for active-duty & retired personnel, their families & civilian base employees only. Deadline for submissions is noon the Tues. prior to that Friday's issue. Make submis-
sions to the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001; or fax submissions to 293-2627; or e-mail timothy.j.coxl@navy.mil. Unless otherwise directed, ads will run for 4 issues.
Name & phone number must accompany all requests in order for them to be considered for publication. For more info., call 293-2434.


Classified 305-743-5551


Nice 3/2 on Cudjoe Key. 1,200 sq.
ft. Bright and clean. Freshly paint-
ed. Fenced yard with plenty of
parking. $1,900. Call 849-3233.
New 1- and 2-bedroom units at
Baypoint. Units on the water, sand
beach and dock. $1,100 and
$1,400 includes utilities. F/US. No
smokers. Call 745-1462.
2/1 with an extra room that can be
used as a bedroom or office.
House is totally renovated wit
brand new stainless appliances in
the kitchen, central A/C, tile floors,
canal for swimming or boating to
the Atlantic or gulf side dock 90
feet, water depth for boat 3 feet,
garden patio and lush landscap-
ing. Great for a military couple or 2
servicemembers. $2,200 F/LS.
Call 294-6243 x234 or 295-9625.


Cleaners wanted. FT, PT. Key West
location. Positions available for all
shifts. Supervisor with on-call
responsibility also required. Call
(860) 828-8496 for local interview.
Flex custodial worker at the NAS
Key West Visitors Quarters. $9.95
per hour. For more info., :.nrii:r
Sarah Childers at 293-4106.
Westwinds guest house. F/T, P/T
front desk. Experience preferred.
Competitive pay and benefits. Call
Marlin at 296-4440.
Seeking childcare for my 4-year-
old daughter. She would need to
be dropped off at the CDC on the
Navy base at 6:30 a.m. and picked
up at 5:15 p.m. Also need child-
care every other weekend from 5
a.m. 6:40 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call Natalie at 240-1427.
Southernmost Insurance Agency
needs a commercial agent. Mon. -
Fri., 9 a.m. 5 p.m. 35 hrs. a week.
Salary is commensurate with
experience. Please call 296-5052
or apply in person on 3rd floor of
BB&T Bldg., Kennedy Drive.
Key West Orthopedics seeks exp_.
front desk/medical insurance veri-
fier. Fluent in Spanish and English
preferred. F/T positions available.
Applicants must be courteous,
upbeat and willing to go the extra
mile for patients. Call Kris at 295-
9797 ext. 210 or fax resume to
295-9796.
Ready for a change? Earn a sub-
stantial income working as little as
10 30 minutes a day. Plus save a
considerable amount of money on
purchases such as vehicles, jew-
elry and furniture. Call (800) 273-
2517 for basic information. For
more, call 745-8690 or (904) 307-
1975. Serious inquiries only. Must
be at least 18 to qualify.
Insurance office looking for per-
son with good multi-tasking, com-
puter and people skills. Hours are
9 a.m. 5 p.m., Mon. through Fri..
$11.00/hour plus benefits. Paid
annual/sick leave, medical, dental
and life. Fax resume to 293-0629
or call 296-5052.
Network marketing partners
who wish to make substantial
income. No product selling. Also,
save money on purchases for the
home, business, office, etc. I have
the perfect combination. For
details, call 745-8690 or (904)
307-1975. Do not hesitate.


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V. THE FLORIDA KEYS

Wayne Markham
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Todd Swift
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Cal Sutphin
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Contributors
Bob Beighley, Martha Collins,
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Ken Harris, Cheva Heck,
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Troy Mell, John Sahagian,
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ON THE COVER: The team from'Vitamin Sea Too' celebrates
its victory at the 2006 World Sailfish Championship. This
year's event takes place April 17 to 21 off Key West.


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Land these fabulous fish
on the Keys' deep wrecks.


Fishing
in the red
By Capt. Troy Mell and
Capt. Jason Swensson
FLW Redfish Series'first
stop is a disappointment.




By Patric Sheldon
Polarized is the way to
go for fishing success.





By John Geiger
Capt. Paul Tryon's
'Tailchaser' finds its
niche in Key West.


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Change for
the better?
By Cal Sutphin
Not necessarily.
Top-dollar gear doesn't
ensure top-flight success.


The eyes
have it
By Cara Cooper
A GPS is great, but your
baby blues are better.


Rules of the water
By David Dipre....................................... Page 18
Reauthorization act
By M artha Collins ....................................Page 20
Offshore tip
By Capt. Brian Cone ..............................Page 20
Fly fishing tip
By Capt. Bob Beighley..........................Page 24


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April May 2007


FFK springs into


everything fishing

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but don't forget responsibility, too Cara


Let's get real for a second.
Most anglers I know fish
tournaments for one of four
reasons to raise awareness
for a charity, the fame that can
be achieved with the win, the
satisfaction of being the best at
what you do, or for some seri-
ous cash.
There is no other tourna-
ment in the Keys, maybe all of
Florida, that with a win
bestows all four of those upon
the recipient the World
Sailfish Championship, this
year April 17 to 21 off Key
West.
Get ready for the world's
best sailfish teams as they com-
pete for the $100,000 top prize.
Capt. Ray Rosher claimed
this tournament as his proudest
win of all time when asked
about his many sailfish victo-
ries.
And hat's off to Chris King,
Mike Weinhofer and the many
others who have worked to
make this tournament the gem
in the South Florida sailfish
crown in a little fewer than
four years.
I'm excited about the work
Todd Swift, Fishing the Florida
Keys' production coordinator,
does in showcasing the fantas-
tic visuals that have now been
customary with Fishing the
Florida Keys magazine. The
how-to articles are fantastic,


briefs


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k's that grab
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S Tiger sharks
chomping on
dead whales,
cruising day-
light sword-
fish, a lifelong quest for a per-
mit and, of course, my personal
favorite, boats running
aground.
This time around, mainstay
contributor John Geiger takes
on another Keys legend with
the story of Capt. Paul Tryon.
Captains Troy Mell and
Jason Swensson are off to a
chilly start in their quest of
tackling not one but two red-
fish tours. Let's hope 2007
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orrespondents.
Cooper from the


Everglades is on ner soapbox
again and thank goodness
for that. Since the inception of
the GPS 15 years ago, I have
become a horrible navigator. I
have mistakenly put blind faith
into my GPS never being
wrong. Cooper's sobering arti-
cle has awakened me to pay
better attention on the water.
Capt. John Sahagian makes
it easier to tackle the elusive
mutton snapper, a spring
favorite up and down the island
chain.
Officer David Dipre from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife


Conservation Commission -
or as we like to say, the
grouper troopers says the
responsibility to know the reg-
ulations lies squarely on your
shoulders. Anglers should take
the responsibility upon them-
selves to be well versed. In
FKK, he tells you how.
How many of us could be
seeing the fish from farther dis-
tances and just aren't taking
advantage because of a lack of
knowledge? Patric Sheldon of
Flying Fisherman sunglasses
fame gives us the skinny on
which correct-colored lenses
for each style of fishing you so
desire.
March was Seagrass
Awareness Month, and Cheva
Heck from the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary
gives us the sad state of affairs
of our 1.5-million acres of sea-
grass meadows in the Keys.
Again, the responsibility ulti-
mately rests on our shoulders


- the recreational fishermen.
Also inside, I take a look at
the evolution of today's fly
fishers. I wonder if the fly fish-
ers of yesterday caught as
many fish as the anglers of
today, when they did not have
all the wonderful advancements
in clothing.
There's some great news in
D.C., according to Martha
Collins from the Environmental
National Trust the reautho-
rization of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act has been signed
with a few provisions. I need
some serious layman terms to
understand the political lingo,
which Martha happily obliges.
And of course, we have
some quick hitters with tips
and advice from Capt. Brian
Cone, Capt. Ken Harris and
Capt. Bob Beighley on fly
leaders, and our history lesson
with Ed Little of the Key West
Maritime Historical Society.


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6 April May 2007


Fishing the Florida Keys


How low


can you go?

Put some spring into your angling
by deep-dropping for mutton snapper


Nothing puts a smile on a
Keys angler's face like when
they first see the flash of pink
from the tail of a mutton snap-
per as it is being hauled up from
the bottom.
Springtime in the Keys is the
most likely time of year to wear
that particular smile.
Mutton snapper gather in the
spring over deep structures to
spawn. If you find structure such
as hard bottom, wrecks or an
artificial reef out past the reef
line to about 300 feet of water,
you will most likely find mut-
tons congregating.
There are many publications
that list artificial reefs in the
Keys. Two good examples of
published spots in the Keys are
the swing span of the old Seven
Mile Bridge, which was dumped
in about 115 feet of water south
of the bridge. The other is the
USS Wilkes-Barre, which lies in
about 240 feet of water south-
southwest of American Shoals
Light.
One way to find your own


' spots like
... these is to
-: keep your
depth finder
Szoomed in on
f the bottom
anytime you
are trolling
around out
past the reef.
S If you pass
~over hard
bottom hold-
ing fish, they will appear as
shading or individual marks
holding a few feet off the bot-
tom. When there is little or no
current, the fish may be holding
much farther from the bottom.
The other way to find spots
like these is to lubricate your
fishing buddies with plenty of
alcohol until you can extract
their favorite GPS numbers.
The bait
Muttons usually have a good
appetite when they gather to
spawn. So the hard part for the
angler is deciding what kind of


Chuck Lewis of Apoka shows
a jewfish.
bait to present.
If you prefer artificial lures,
there are several types of con-
ventional jigs to present.
Conventional lead head jigs are
most often sweetened with bal-
lyhoo. The jig is usually altered
by adding few extra hooks. Each


Photo courtesy CAPT. JOHN SAHAGIAN, FUNYET CHARTERS
off a mutton he caught after a 40-minute tug of war with


is passed through the eye of the
proceeding hook and embedded
into the ballyhoo.
Start by placing the main jig
hook into the chin and out the
lip of the ballyhoo, with the bill
removed, and then lining up the
following hooks and placing


them into the body cavity.
There has been a recent pop-
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style speed jig. These are rigged
with a free-swinging hook
attached to the head of the jig.
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along on your drift. If you hook
the bait anywhere else on the
body, the bait will spin through
the water, greatly decreasing
your chances of drawing a
strike.

Going down
Getting the bait to fish hold-
ing several hundred feet down
can be a little tricky at times.
First, locate the spot with the
depth finder. The next step is to
stop the boat over the target and
allow yourself to drift off the
spot. Once you have drifted a
few hundredths of a mile, plot
your course back to the spot and


past it enough for you to get
your bait down. If you don't get
the bait to the bottom before you
pass the spot, go a little farther
past on your next drop.
You may notice the muttons
taken from deep water are not
colored the same as their shal-
low-water neighbors. The deep-
water fish lack the greenish back
found on the fish taken on shal-
low reefs and the flats. This
makes them look very much like
the genuine red snapper that are
only occasionally taken this far
south.
The easiest way to tell the
difference is the muttons always


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have a black spot on their side
just above the lateral line in the
middle of the back. The red
snapper has no distinguishing
markings.
It would be rare to catch a
spawning mutton that is under-
sized less than 16 inches. The
chance, however, of catching a
short red snapper is more likely
- less than 20 inches. The same
technique is used to vent and
return the red snapper to the
water safely.
Bringing fish from these
depths will cause baurotrauma


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Photo courtesy CAPT. JOHN SAHAGIAN, FUNYET CHARTERS
Tammy Burns of Jacksonville displays a 34-inch mutton
snapper caught with Capt. John Sahagian of FunYet Charters.


sweeps.
Speed jigs do not need to be
sweetened with anything and it
would probably impede the
action of the jig if you did.
To use these jigs properly
you should dedicate a rod to
their use. The reel should have a
high retrieval rate and be filled
with 50-pound spectra fiber line
such as Power Pro. The rod
should have a fast action and be
easy to handle. A 6.5- to 7-foot
rod is ideal.
Use about 15 feet of 60-
pound fluorocarbon leader
spliced directly to the spectra to
connect to the jig. The best way
is with a uni-knot-to-uni-knot
connection. The only difference
is that you need about eight
turns on the knot on the spectra
side of the knot as opposed to
the three or four turns on the flu-
orocarbon side.
For anglers that prefer natural
bait, live pinfish, ballyhoo and
pilchards all tend to work well.
Because of its stretch, the
deeper you fish, the harder it is
to feel your bait if you use
monofilament line. If you do
choose mono, it' recommended
you use circle hooks. These


hooks do not need to be set by
the angler to be effective. As the
fish swims away, the hook is
pulled to the comer of its mouth
and simply rolls into the soft tis-
sue at the comer of its mouth.
The leader should be con-
nected to the main line with a
barrel swivel in order to keep an
egg sinker suspended and slid-
ing free on the main line above
the leader. Choose about a 4-
ounce egg sinker for getting
down deep fast. If there is a lot
of current or wind on your drift,
you might need to add a few
ounces.
Pinfish can be placed on the
hook by inserting the hook from
under the lower jaw and out the
upper lip. While it appears this
would keep the fish from breath-
ing, they actually do quite well.
For the ballyhoo, you should
hook the bait up through the
lower jaw only and then secure
the bait by using a short piece of
rigging wire wrapping down the
hook shank along the bill.
To secure a pilchard, you
need to hook it through the clear
area just forward of the nostrils.
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Redfish tour


with a 'porpoise'

Playful mammals try
to sabotage season opener

By CAPT. TROY MELL and CAPT. JASON SWENSSON
FFK Contributors


The FLW Redfish Series
kicked off early this year.
Normally, this would have
raised concerns, but the mild
winter weather was expected to
continue and not pose a fishing
problem.
Unfortunately, this couldn't
have been any further from the
truth.
The first tournament leg
occurred in late February in
Clearwater. As luck would have
it, the coldest front this year
decided to help chill things
down.
Leaving Feb. 16, a Friday,
we knew it was going to be cold
- but cold turned out to be an
understatement.
After a seven-hour drive,
everything was looking up. The
house we rented for our first six
nights was amazing. Set on 40
acres, we had plenty of peace
and quiet, not to mention unlim-


ited trailer parking. It didn't take
long to unpack and settle in.
Then, as if we hadn't spent
enough time on the road, we
decided to get a head start and
began inspecting all the boat
ramps within a 40-minute drive.
So Day 1 concluded and we
were looking forward to getting
on the water and pre-fishing on
Saturday. Well, at least until we
checked the forecast. Saturday
called for 15- to 20-knot north
winds with temperatures expect-
ed to drop into the 20s at night.
Did we take a wrong turn along
the way?
Saturday
We woke up and immediate-
ly started looking around for
Dorothy and Toto. The lush
green grass from yesterday was
white and crunched under our
feet. There was a layer of ice on
the windshields and the wind


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held fish. This was just what they were searching for.


was howling. Were we really
still in Florida?
Braving the bitter (Florida?)
cold, we put on as many clothes
as possible and hopped in sepa-
rate boats to start hunting. Due
to the weather, the start was late
and the end early. Adding insult
to injury, only the small fish
seemed to have an appetite. Yet
the day wasn't totally unproduc-
tive. We did find slot-size fish,


they just seemed to have lock-
jaw.
Sunday
With the temperature still
below freezing at night and the
wind cranking more than 25
knots from the northwest, we
decided to trailer the boats to a
distant ramp in an area well-pro-
tected from the wind. White-
knuckled, we wound our way


through numerous san bars, sub-
merged rocks and oyster bars.
Despite the extra stress, we
were finally able to find some
fish with thawed jaws in the
slot although on the small side.
Unfortunately, there was no way
we would be able to navigate
through this maze with the lim-
ited time we had on tournament
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caught in this weather, even
though they would be no actual
help for the tournament.

Monday
Things were finally looking
up, at least slightly.
The temp was still only 28
degrees, but the winds were
calm. We met up with Rick
Walters at one of the local
ramps. Rick is part of the Father
and Son team we met on last
year's tour. The game plan: Split
up on the three boats in order to
cover as much ground as possi-
ble, but only after Rick showed
us some fish he found prior to
the deep freeze last week.
Now, this was more like the
Florida we know.
Only two hours into the day,
we had broken off two reds,
released two fat fish just over
slot and one slob in the slot
weighing in at 7.25 pounds. A
great start and something to
expand on, but the tides were
extremely low which would end
up directly affecting tournament
day.

Tuesday
With temperatures on the
rise, things continued looking
up.
We splashed the boats at a
ramp an hour drive away and
worked backward, scouting
toward the tournament area.
This was not just a shot in the
dark; we had spent hours scour-
ing maps last night and had
some promising areas in our
sights.
When we arrived in the area,
we received a big surprise -
markers as far as the eye could
see stating, "Federal Reserve,
unauthorized entry prohibited."
Not a good feeling first thing in
the morning.
What was "unauthorized
entry"? The locals said it was all
right to fish the area, but we
needed to be sure.
We dug out the cell phones
and burned up plenty of minutes
trying to get a clear answer.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission per-
sonnel couldn't give us an
answer and transferred us to a
federal agency that would be
able to help. The best the federal
agent could tell us: He was pret-
ty sure we could not enter.
Pretty sure? We decided our
integrity was not worth the risk
despite what the locals were
telling us. So we developed Plan
B: run until the markers end.
This put us near the area we
were in yesterday. It was amaz-
ing how a short distance could
make such a difference.
Shortly after shutting down,
we were treated to an amazing


sight: porpoise herding some
redfish onto a flat. This was def-
initely a place to spend some
time.
After just 15 minutes we had
already landed two reds, one
small fish approximately 4
pounds and another good tour-
nament fish in the 6-pound
range. After working the area
with our trolling motor, we
located several small schools of
tournament-sized fish. Even bet-
ter, these fish were hungry.
After splitting up and scour-
ing the area, we found that
almost every oyster bar and
cove held fish. This was just
what we were searching for. The
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Fishing the Florida Keys


Bad glasses, good fishing


- often polar opposites


Polarized lenses make
all the difference in the world


By PATRIC SHELDON
FFK Contributor

Here's a scenario that plays
out daily between fishing guides
and anglers on Florida Keys
flats:
Guide: "There he is 2
o'clock, 30 feet... he's moving
to the left!"
Angler: "Where is he? I
don't see him!"
Guide: "See him now? Right
there! Twelve o'clock, 20 feet
- cast!"
Angler: "I still don't see
him!"
Guide: "Are your glasses
polarizing?"
Angler: "They cost me over
$250. They better be!"
Guide: "Just throw it out
there about 25 feet at 1 o'clock.
Maybe we'll get lucky."


Needless to say, the glasses
are not polarizing; that is, they
don't have polarizing lenses, and
the fish just isn't there.
Most anglers know that
polarizing sunglasses on the
water are as important to suc-
cessful fishing as a rod and reel.
Buying the right pair for the
right conditions gives you maxi-
mum protection and perform-
ance. Apart from anything else,
all anglers need sunglasses.
They are an essential part of an
angler's fishing tackle.
As well as the obvious -
helping someone see better -
they are essential for eye protec-
tion. Above all else, sunglasses
protect your eyes from all sorts
of flying objects.
Good sunglasses can elimi-
nate ultraviolet (UV) rays in
sunlight from entering the eyes,


avoiding damage.
Water can reflect a great deal
of light, creating distracting
bright spots while hiding other
objects from view. A good pair
of polarizing sunglasses can
eliminate that glare. Sunglasses
eliminate specific frequencies of
light that can blur vision, so
choosing the right lens tint is
critical to their performance in
specific situations.
Cheap sunglasses, not to be
confused with affordable sun-
glasses, often give up benefits
for price and expose the wearer
to UV damage.
For example, since they do
block sunlight, they cause your
iris to open wider, letting even
more UV light in that can dam-
age the retina. Dealers do no
favors to customers by selling
cheap, distorted sunglasses,
especially for kids.
It's almost a guarantee that if
dad buys a pair of sunglasses for
fishing, his kids will want a pair,


CRUISIN': Capt. Chris Lembo of Incognito Charters out of
Murray Marine in Key West snapped this very rare photo of
a cruising swordfish. Swordfish normally feed at night,
which makes this sighting in broad daylight even that
much more special.


too. However, they wind up
with a pair that has ducks or
something on them, do not have
polarizing lenses and are loaded
with distortion.
Hey, our future anglers need
the good stuff, too. If they can
see the action as well, they
become more involved in the
sport.
There's a variety of lens
material options available,
including specialty plastics like
1.1 mm lenses and S13, or
CR39, a plastic made from resin
that meets optical quality stan-
dards.
In addition, polycarbonate
lenses made from synthetic,
plastic material are lightweight
and extremely strong. Glass
lenses are heavier but scratch-
resistant. Optical quality glass
and polycarbonate lenses are
free of blemishes, waves and
other distortions and have even-
ly distributed color throughout.
Polarizing filters are used to
eliminate glare from horizontal
surfaces such as water.
Basically, reflected light
waves are polarized to match the
angle of horizontal reflective
surfaces. The lens filters of
polarizing sunglasses are pro-
duced at a fixed angle that only
allows vertical, polarized light to
enter.
You can tell if sunglasses are
polarizing by holding the lenses
of two pairs of sunglasses
against each other one being
a pair you know has polarizing
lenses. Hold them up to the
light, looking through the lenses
of both, and rotate the polarizing
pair 90 degrees. The lenses
should go to black. If not, the
glasses you are questioning are
not polarizing.
Lens tint is critical for your
sunglasses to perform under var-


ious conditions. The options are
many, so it takes some research
to find what's most effective in
the color spectrum, depending
on the kind of conditions you
may encounter.
Amber for sight fishing,
shallow water and on overcast,
darker days.
Smoke for bright, sunny
days to reduce glare or when in
deeper water.
Vermillion and yellow
amber for low light, muddy
water or early and late in the day
to enhance the light.
There are others.
As well as quality manufac-
turing, our focus at the Flying
Fisherman is on the tint. Our
base of operations since 1972 is
in one of the world's great test-
ing grounds for polarizing
optics, as sight fishing is domi-
nant in the Florida Keys, in deep
or shallow water.
At the Flying Fisherman it's
called AcuTint, and we believe
it is the most all-around effec-
tive lens tint in the color spec-
trum for fishing. For example, if
the lens tint is too yellow, all
things are yellow the bottom,
any structure and the fish. It
takes contrast to see elements
beneath the surface of the water.
If everything is yellow, it's not
going to be easy to see the tar-
get.
In a boat or standing on a
pier, it's a good thing to be able
to look beneath the surface to
see if there are any bait fish
around, or if you're fishing in a
dead zone.
Having good polarized glass-
es will make it a whole lot easier.

Patric Sheldon is president of
Flying Fisherman Sunglasses
(www.flyingfisherman.com)
based in the Upper Keys.


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checkered flag

Guide's life is the water,
and even NASCAR knows it


If it were up to Capt. Paul
Tryon, he'd fish for permit
everyday. It wouldn't matter
if he were casting over an 8-
inch turtle grass flat or a
deep Gulf wreck.
"They're tenacious,
smart," said Tryon, a 36-
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31-foot sportfisher Yellowfin
Tailchaser out of the
Hurricane Hole Marina on
Stock Island. "Permit have to
be the most intelligent fish
out there. Other fish are a lot
easier to catch. Permit are
different."
The skipper is booked
pretty tight with folks from
the North who want to spend
a day on the water. Tryon
also runs a booming business
that books other Key West
guides such Chip Veach,
Ryon Logan and Manny
Ravello.
Still, he gets out on the
waters around the Lower
Keys as often as possible for
fishing, lobstering or just


cruising. It's
like he has
to. It's his
roots, in
fact.
Tryon's
mother and
father had
moved from
Key West to
Fort
S Lauderdale
just before he was born.
Extended family didn't move
from the islands, so Tryon
visited uncles, aunts and
cousins constantly on the
key. It seems like everyone
was a boat builder, fisherman
or both.
One of his favorite places
on Cayo Hueso was at his
uncle's boatyard.
Claude Torres built fantas-
tic wooden-hulled, 48-foot
sportfishers that look a lot
like a Bertram or Hatteras.
Key West's commercial fish-
ermen bought them as work-
horse vessels for day-in, day-


Photo courtesy CAPT. PAUL TRYON
Capt. Paul Tryon (right) helps Brad Smith display his sailfish aboard the'Tailchaser.'


out to catch kings, lobster,
dolphin and other money
fish.
Tryon's uncles and his dad
took the boy to the reef or
offshore a lot in these boats.
"I remember my first


fish," Tryon said recently. "It
was a lane snapper. I remem-
ber being afraid of it. I don't
know why. It's kinda funny
to think back about it now."
Although that day was
apparently frightening for the


4-year-old, he had many
more days that were closer to
paradise on Earth: the sun,
the saltwater, the waves
beneath the boat, and the
reefs full of fish beneath the
waves. Growing up, he


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Photo courtesy CAPT. PAUL TRYON
Angler Christine Salamone cranked in this permit with Capt.
Paul Tryon of Tailchaser Charters out of Key West.


couldn't stay away from the
water for very long.
When Tryon graduated
high school on the mainland,
he surprised no one when he
moved to Key West, stayed
with family and started mat-
ing on scuba boats and char-
ter boats.
He took a job at the Key
West Citizen in the
Circulation Department, but
left there looking for a life
closer to the salt.
In 1998, he bought the 31-
footer, and hung up a shingle
that said Tailchaser Charters.
Since then, he's taken out
thousands of people to fish
the Gulf and oceanside
waters.
Along the way, he's met
and fished with some inter-
esting folk.
One day, a resort booked
him for one of its guests. As
Tryon got the boat ready,
some guy was hanging
around watching him. The
guy asked if he needed help,
and Tyron told him to throw
him a line. The guy asked


him what he was doing, and
Tryon told him he is sup-
posed to take out some race-
car driver named Tony
Stewart.
"Oh," the guy said, walk-
ing away.
A little while later, that
guy was back with a whole
group of people. The guy
jumped aboard and said, "Hi.
I'm Tony Stewart. Let's go."
"We hit it off right away,"
said Tryon, who described
the NACAR Nextel Cup
Series champion as "very
personable" and "an out-
standing angler."
"He carried himself like
the average country guy. He
liked to get hands dirty, and
didn't want to be pampered.
Never once did he tell me
how to tie on a hook, or want
me to hook his bait. He want-
ed to learn and do it him-
self."
Stewart is apparently
lucky, too.
A strong cold front started
blowing in the morning, and
the grouper were totally


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turned on.
At one point on the way
back in, the NASCAR driver
jumped up on the gunwale.
Despite the boat slapping into
3- or 4-foot seas, he hung on
with just one hand.
"It was pretty crazy," said
Tryon. "He didn't think
twice, very sure of himself, a
thrill seeker."
On another day, Tryon
brought a camera crew from
Trevor Gowdy's show "Out
There" on ESPN2. They
wanted to fish for big bar-
racuda. Tryon brought them
to the Marquesas and set
them on cuda to 38 pounds.
Tryon enjoys the days that
are different. But he doesn't
complain about the everyday
charters, the folks who just
want to drink a few beers and
fill a cooler with fillets.
It's true that now it's usu-
ally someone else fighting a
dolphin, blackfin tuna, king-
fish or permit from the deck
of Tailchaser. But as long as
he's out on the water, or
hooking up with buddies with
charters, he's cool as a
conch.

John Geiger is a former
Keynoter fishing columnist
who's now editor of Rocky
Mountain Game & Fish,
California Game & Fish and
Washington-Oregon Game &
Fish.


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GPS: A blessing


and a curse

It's a help, but your eyes
should get the final say


Every veteran fishing guide
that plies the shallows of the
Florida Keys will tell you this:
It's vital to use your eyes and a
good pair of polarized sunglass-
es.
Amber or vermilion lenses
are the best for picking out the
brown telltale signs of seagrass
banks, shoals and coral reefs.
Sure you say, I know how to
use my eyes I read my GPS
chart plotter and it tells me
where to go.
It seems to be on an almost
weekly basis that I hear of
boats, both large and small, run-
ning aground in Everglades
National Park. If one were to
factor in the groundings that
occur in the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary -
which pretty much covers all
the water in the Keys the fre-
quency would go up to almost a
grounding a day.


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had a chart
aboard. No?
How about a
GPS? Of


course, they say!
Unfortunately, though, many
people do not know how to cor-
rectly use their GPS. It was
likely telling them they were
heading for trouble and they
missed it, or they were relying
on low-resolution navigation
charts pre-loaded on their GPS
chart plotter, and where they
thought they had 15 feet of
water, they actually had 3.

Three commandments
Don't get me wrong I am
the first to admit that a GPS
chart plotter is a blessing on
many counts. It's great for help-


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ing to triangulate your position
on the chart (all those islands
can look alike in the backcoun-
try), marking your favorite fish-
ing hole, and reminding you
that you need to stay north of
this particular island to get to
Flamingo.
But a GPS chart plotter is
not a replacement for a chart
and can be a curse if you
believe everything it tells you.
There are some common mis-
perceptions about GPS chart
plotters that need to be cleared
up:
Your GPS chart plotter is
only as good as the charts/chip
you put in it.
Many GPS units are sold
with base charts that barely pass
as usable for marine navigation.


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What should be an
easy channel for
someone using their
eyes to navigate has
turned into a GPS user's
folly. This boater
(above) hit bottom 6
times in this easy, wide
channel. Next time
maybe he should try
his eyes instead of his
GPS. Look for channel
markers when passing
between islands and
stick to marked
channels. Using your
eyes and a pair of
polarized sunglasses to
navigate the channel
will keep you out
of trouble.

Frequently, you will need to buy
more detailed charts that con-
tain depth contours for the spe-
cific areas where you will be
boating. Ask the salesperson if
you aren't sure, and double-
check by giving it a trial run at
home before taking it boating.
Keep in mind that even the
best electronic charts are still
based on old charts. For
instance, Florida Bay charts are
rarely updated, so some depths
could be inaccurate. Shoals
move and channel depths
change. Charts for the oceanside
are notorious for not having
many of the patch reefs marked.
A GPS does not always
deserve the faith you put in it.
Depending on the unit you
have, your location could be 9
to 45 feet from where you
intended. This can vary by
weather, movement of the boat,
and the setup of your GPS. If
the GPS can access enough
satellites and you have the Wide
Area Augmentation System
(WAAS) enabled, the position
accuracy of your unit will go up
- maybe you're only 9 feet off
your mark.
But if you can't get enough
satellites and your unit is not set


Fishing the Florida Keys






Fishing the Florida Keys


Educated boaters are


environmental boaters


Do your part to protect the seagrass


By CHEVA HECK
FFK C nmml:uil..,r


What's the first image that
come, to mind v hen \ ou think
about the \.litets of the Florida
KeN,? Fot man,, tourists. it'
snorkeling the coral reef.
Your first thoughts mai he
of a da\ spent catching yellow -
tail at the reef or searching for
dolphin under an offshore %eed
line. Chances are. \Lou're lot
thinking of seagrass. but mal be
\ ou should.


Photo courtesy EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
Train your eyes to look for signs of shallow water such as these
mangrove seedlings.


Seagrass. an under"mater
flowering plant. toms a critical
link in the Ke\ :' marine ecos s-
tem that begins at the man-
g;ro te and .-tieiches out past
the ieef Nlan\ commercial]
and recreanionall. important
fish and shelllfih species.
including pink >hrimp. lobster.
stone crab and snappei. depend
on seapra', at some point in
their lives
in 20b6. just _is of these
species produced landings
Uonrh $25. numllion in Monroe


County alone. Our 1.5 milbon
jc re. of seagras_-, ,upporn \ orld-
class recreational fishing oppol-
ruruties and help stbtdlze boi-
torn sediments. keeping our
waters clear.
NMajor threats to the health of
,eagrass throughout Flonda
include poor after quality and
dredge-and-fill projects. We'll
talk another time about steps
individuals can take to improve
iater qualht\. but fishermen
ha e a great opporrunimt to pro-
tect our seagrass b\ boatuig
responrsbl in Shallovt areas

See SEAGRASS / 22


up for WAAS, you could be 45
feet or more from where you
want to be. This discrepancy
frequently lands unsuspecting
boaters on a flat rather than in a
channel.
A GPS is not as user-
friendly as the box says it is.
Get to know your GPS
before you go boating. Learn
how to read the display menus,
scroll, go to a waypoint, and
turn and other essential func-
tions on before leaving the
dock. Some GPS units will even
have tide station information for
the location you'll be boating to,
which can also be extremely
helpful.
The more familiar you are
with your GPS, the more you
can understand its limitations.
This includes battery life. Be
sure to always carry a water-
proof chart and spare batteries.
If your GPS chart plotter dies,
you want to make sure you have
a backup so you can safely
make it home.

Trust your eyes
It is important to know that
just because the GPS tells you a
channel or cut is there, you need
to use your eyes to verify that.
Due to the inherent inaccura-
cies of GPS units, you could
miss the channel or be looking
for a channel that does not exist.
This is particularly true in shal-
low-water areas in the back-
country.
After storms, new passes
open up, old ones close and
shoals can move around, and
only your eyes can tell you that.
Learn to think of your GPS as a


reference tool and not a crutch.
During the daytime, look for
signs of shallow water, such as
mangrove seedlings, wading
birds and a calm patch in chop-
py water.
Remember the old saying:
Brown, brown, run aground;
white, white, you just might;
blue, blue, sail on through;
green, green, nice and clean.
After a recent string of night-
time groundings in Everglades
National Park, Ranger Dave
Fowler reminded me that "at
night it is extremely important
to remember to dim your GPS
(and radar) screen as far down
as it can go. Otherwise, it will
blind you to other boats or
obstacles like markers and man-
grove islands."
If you spend more time star-
ing at your GPS screen than the
water while driving, you defi-
nitely need to rethink your strat-
egy.

Smarter than your GPS
So now you are prepared to
have an honest relationship with
your GPS, not one based on
misunderstandings and assump-
tions. But you still have to help
it help you.
Your GPS chart plotter will
tell you the estimated depth of
where you are, but what it does-
n't know is that that depth can
be enhanced or reduced by the
tide and seasonal weather pat-
terns. Tides are a very important
factor, particularly in western
Florida Bay, where you can be
fishing one minute, and high


Wishes everyone


in the


World Sailfish


Championship


The Best of Luck











Drink responsibly drink


See GPS / 22


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Fishing the Florida Keys


For your protection:


Rules of the water


Those who obey them
should have no problems


I've been an officer with
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission for
six years. I was a communica-
tions duty officer for five years
before that. Before coming to
the Keys, I had little to no expe-
rience on, in or around saltwater,
so coming to the Keys opened
many new experiences for me.
After 13 years of living here, I
still have many goals to achieve
and many more things upon
which to educate myself.
I've had the opportunity to
meet certain people that live life
to the fullest who have received,
through experience and formal
education, a vast wealth of
knowledge. I hesitate to say my
friends have become masters in
many areas but their knowledge


: and experi-
Sence is by
S far, more vast
i than my own.
Yet for all
of their
knowledge
S -and experi-
.I ence they are
S usually the
last ones to
call them-
selves experts. It may be a good
example for us all to examine.
What's my point? Many of
us, myself included, have a ten-
dency to say "I know that" when
in truth "I only think I know
that." I can easily understand
how all of the boating and fish-
eries regulations come as a sur-
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When I first came to the
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place over the waters. As I gave
thought to all of these regula-
tions, and since I have become
an officer, I have gained more
experience and understand better
why there is so much regulation.
Like it or not, regulations are
in place to protect the environ-
ment, the fisheries and you.
Here is the bottom line: Most
people don't like regulation -
"Don't tell me how to live my
life." I feel the same way. I
don't like being regulated.
However, my perspective is
that the regulations are there for
the right reasons and do not
affect me in a negative way. I
choose to look at it that way.
I could fight it, stating as my
cause the protection of my liber-
ties, but I don't feel my liberties
have been compromised. These
regulations help ensure that chil-
dren are safe on a vessel, people
are not allowed to operate a ves-
sel while intoxicated, raw
sewage is not pumped overboard
near areas where people may
swim or dive, vessels are prop-
erly marked and therefore iden-
tifiable if stolen or found drift-
ing, anchor lights are displayed
so there is less risk of a colli-
sion, and so on.
To some, this way of think-
ing is only common sense and
does not have to be regulated.


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THREE GENEfTIONS Bob Cardenas Sr. (center) gets help
from son Bob Jr. (right) and grandson Max hoisting his first
sailfish for a quick photo.'We were fishing just outside the
reef line near the channel entrance, using live threadfins,'
said Bob Jr.'My dad kept saying that he had never caught
a sailfish. In the end, my dad had the time of his life, and
fell asleep with a smile on his face as soon as we got back
to the dock.'


To those people, I say don't take
it personally; they are apparently
ahead of the game. But know
that there are many others who
must be reminded daily and
who, honestly, do not care about
anyone but themselves.
Our new regional command-
er, Maj. Mike Edwards, is fond
of saying, "We must get used to
doing things the right way for
the right reasons and avoid
doing one without the other." In
other words, some people have
the right motivation but the
wrong goal, or they have the
right goal in mind but may lack
the right method to achieve that
goal.
Boaters have an obligation, if
not for themselves then for oth-
ers, to do the right thing for the
right reasons. The goal is to
maintain the vessels on the
waters of Florida in an opera-
tional and safe condition for
your own safety and the safety
of those around you. The
method for doing so is found in
several places and will require a
sacrifice of time, effort and
finances.
The U.S. Coast Guard has
established what it calls
Navigation Rules. They outline
for all those operating a vessel
on inland and international
waters the rules for operating a
vessel.
But it's surprising and unfor-
tunate how many boaters have
never read the Navigation Rules.
In addition to the Navigation
Rules is the Code of Federal
Regulations, specifically
33CFR175 for recreational ves-
sels, and 46CFR25 for commer-
cial vessels.
These regulations specify
what safety equipment must be


present on a vessel depending
on size, use and distance from
shore it may travel.
For example, these are the
regulations that specify how
many life jackets must be
aboard, or how many flares and
when must they be aboard.
Finally, Florida Statutes'
Chapter 327 basically supports
the Navigation Rules and Code
of Federal Regulation by adopt-
ing those same rules and allow-
ing for enforcement of the rules
in state waters by state, county
and city law enforcement agen-
cies. Chapter 328 of Florida
Statutes outlines the require-
ments for titles and registrations
of vessels.
Where can you find all of
these rules? The Internet.
The federal government has a
Web site for the Navigation
Rules (www.navcen.uscg
.gov/mwv/navrules/nav
rules.htm).
The Code of Federal
Regulations is at www.gpo
access.gov/cfr/index.html.
Word to the wise: There are
some changes, although very
minor. The most recent update I
have found was as of May 2006.
For state statutes, go to www
.leg.state.fl.us/statutes.
Here you can find all of the laws
by chapter and description.
I am always interested to
hear from you. Please contact
me with any questions you have
regarding the duties and respon-
sibilities of the FWC.

David Dipre is an officer
with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. He can be reached
at david.dipre@myfwc.com or
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Fishing the Florida Keys


Law holds out hope


for our oceans

But the reauthorization of
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On Jan. 12, 2007, President
Bush signed a bill reauthorizing
the Magnuson-Stevens Act, our
nation's primary law that gov-
erns our oceans, bringing to
fruition years of hard work to
strengthen our fisheries laws and
end overfishing.
In the Florida Keys, this
effort has been supported by the
Conserve Our Ocean Legacy, or
COOL, campaign, which has
brought together environmental
organizations, anglers, commer-
cial fishermen, members of the
Keys' National Marine
Sanctuary, divers and sailors.
These, and others, have inspired
residents of the Keys to voice
their concern for stronger ocean
conservation laws.
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rather than industry to set fish-
ing levels, and require the U.S.
to impose sanctions on countries
engaged in illegal pirate fishing
internationally. These measures
will ultimately enable our fish-
eries and the economies depend-
ent upon them to rebound thanks
to better overall health of the
marine ecosystem.
But while the victory of the
reauthorization is tremendous,
we must now ensure it is imple-
mented, enforced and properly
funded. For example, the Joint
Ocean Commission Initiative
recently released its annual
ocean policy report card giving
the current administration a C
- for failing to adequately pro-
tect our oceans largely because
of chronic under funding of
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tions for Florida's oceans, at
least on paper, these improve-
ments will be meaningless with-
out adequate funding from this
administration.
The White House and
Congress will need to demon-
strate fiscal responsibility
toward marine stewardship by
providing money for ocean pro-
grams. Only then can we truly
restore the health of our ocean
ecosystems and put an end to
overfishing in Florida's waters
and elsewhere.
Now the task ahead will be to
agree on a stronger National
Standard 1, the federal rule to
control overfishing. The
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration and
its fisheries enforcement arm,
the National Marine Fisheries
Service, have issued their notice
of intent to revise National
Standard 1, the federal rule to
prevent overfishing. NOAA'S
national standards provide
guidelines for the nation's fish-
ery managers to follow in
enforcing the goals of the
Magnuson-Stevens Act.
National Standard 1 defines
overfishing and sets limits on
catch size to protect our oceans.
Under the federal rulemak-
ing process, the public was
scheduled to have three opportu-
nities to comment: after the
notice of intent is issued, as the
draft environmental impact
statement is formulated and
while the final environmental
impact statement is prepared.
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Throughout the public-comment
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afforded the opportunity to com-
ment on National Standard 1
and again help end overfishing
and enforce the Magnuson-
Stevens Act.
The National Marine
Fisheries Service states its plans
to publish the final rule by the
end of 2007.
The COOL Campaign would
like to thank all of its members
in the Keys and throughout
Florida for getting involved,
helping to educate people, and
calling on members of Congress
to strengthen ocean conservation
laws. The reauthorization of our
nation's fundamental fishing law
and the National Standard 1
rule-making are major steps


toward an end to overfishing. In
the coming months, Florida resi-
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nity to participate in environ-
mental democracy when NOAA
revises National Standard 1, thus
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oceans and their wildlife.
For more, visit www.ocean
legacy.org.
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organizer with the National
Environmental Trust, a
Washington, D.C., group found-
ed in 1994 that describes itself
as a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization established to
inform citizens about environ-
mental problems and how they
affect our health and quality of
life.


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Typically what I do is go to
the plotter feature on my GPS
and zoom in so the screen is
showing 400 feet across. I'll
then get the boat positioned
right above the wreck and pull
the boat into neutral and start
drifting. The GPS will then
start plotting a course line,
hopefully away from the
wreck and preferably down
wind.
If you are drifting against
the wind, it's not even worth
anchoring, but most of the
time you will drift down wind.
I'll drift for at least 30 seconds
to two minutes and plot my
course. I then follow my
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wreck, you should be in ideal
position when you pull tight.
The rule of thumb I follow
is to go three times the depth
past the wreck before dropping
my anchor. For example, if
you are in 50 feet of water, go
150 feet past. In 100 feet, go
300 feet past. In 150 feet, go
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REDFISH /From 9

Wednesday
Our last chance to pre-fish.
We decided to check out one last
area where Rick caught some
good fish earlier in the week.
This was a deeper area, but the
path in and out was shallow. We
knew the tide was falling and
would only allow us a couple of
hours before trapping us in the
area. Well, guess what?
We misjudged the speed of
the falling tide and got locked in.
This was the last thing we want-
ed. Talk about stress. The fish in
this area were not what we need-
ed and now we were wasting
precious time and unable to look
around further.
To make matters worse, we
needed to be off the water by
noon so we had time to move
our stuff to the hotel (closer to
the tournament site) and then get
to the captains' meeting on time.
After a discouraging morning,
we packed up and headed to our
hotel. At least the captains' meet-
ing concluded without any set-
backs or surprises.
After spending about two
hours preparing tackle and final-
izing our strategy, our night
ended without further complica-
tions. Game day tomorrow, so
off to bed for a typically restless
night's sleep, wondering if our
hard work and time will pay off.

Thursday
Tournament day. Our morn-
ing starts at 4 a.m. with a super
strong cup of coffee. While wait-
ing for the caffeine rush, we turn
the boat into something resem-
bling a floating tackle shop. Of
course, this includes plenty of
our favorite lures, Yum Houdini
Shad.
We grab a quick bite to eat on
the way to the boat ramp and
wash it down with yet more caf-
feine. All this and we are still on
the water by 5:30 a.m. Why so
early?
All tournament boats have to
go through a mandatory inspec-
tion, which includes safety-sys-
tems check and release-well
operation. This begins at 6 a.m.
Tournament directors let the
first teams begin leaving at 7
a.m. in an order decided by ran-
dom number drawn at the cap-
tains' meeting. For most teams,
the race is on to be the first boat
to the honey hole. Ours is not so
much a race, but a journey of
over an hour and a half to our
first spot.
Long runs like this get you


away from the crowds and can
pay off big, but can also bur
you if anything goes astray.
We finally reach our destina-
tion and shut down well away
from the fish, planning a quiet
approach. While sneaking into
the spot, we hear the distinct
sound of an outboard engine
approaching.
Next thing we know, a mullet
boat comes into view and runs
right through the bay we were
planning to fish. To our dismay,
we could see the schools of reds
start making nervous ripples on
the water's surface.
Patiently waiting for the mul-
let boat to pass, we pressed on,
hoping the fish would soon settle
back down. Our anticipation rose
as we finally reached the
schools.
Almost immediately, Troy
hooks up with a good red. Could
it really go this well? We already
have a 6.5-fish in the well and it
was only 9 a.m. Our stress levels
began dropping as we circled
around to find this red's twin.
With no other boats in sight, we
never expected we had some
stiff competition on its way.
We continued to work the
area with extremely high hopes.
Meanwhile, in the distance, we
began to hear the distinct sounds
of porpoise breathing. At first it
was a beautiful sight, watching
the porpoise play as they
approach our area.
Then to our utter frustration,
they started traveling from point
to point, tossing redfish in the air
as they played with their meal as
if to laugh at us. As the day went
on, it became a new kind of race.
Instead of competing with
other tournament anglers, we
were up against nature's best
anglers. Porpoise were either
beating us to the area or compet-
ing directly with us for the fish.
To top things off, the extremely
low tides during pre-fishing were
gone and the exposed bars we
were fishing a few days earlier
were now covered by more than
a foot of water.
Here is where the decision-


making begins. Do we stay and
hope to get lucky and pull in
another good fish or head to an
area closer to the weigh-in where
we found more, yet smaller fish?
In desperation, we figured the
best bet was to start running
back and go where the chance of
getting a second fish was best.
Well, lady luck was not on our
side and our total for day one:
one fish weighing 6 pounds, 7
ounces.

Friday
We woke up with high hopes
and the prospect of a new day.
Anything can happen in toura-
ment fishing and ranking can be
very volatile at the end of Day 2.
With positive thoughts, we
grabbed our coffee and headed
out, only to be met by 15- to 20-
knot winds. So much for high
hopes.
Bruised and battered, we
showed up to our honey hole
only to find the porpoise had
gotten an earlier start. The fish
were spooky and the schools
busted up, but we were already
here and worked the area any-
way.
After catching one small red
about 3 pounds, we began run-
ning and gunning to try to hit as
many spots as possible, hoping
to catch some decent fish. We
relocated a few miles to our next
spot.
As we shut down to quietly
approach the area, the porpoise
swam directly under our boat as
if to laugh at us again and then
proceeded to destroy every red-
fish in their sight. Neither of us
could believe what we were see-
ing.
Any other day, this would
have been the experience of a
lifetime and incredible to watch.
Today, it was a nightmare, for
these majestic animals were eat-
ing the fish that could eam us a
lot of money.
Disgusted and dismayed, we
were off to spot No. 3.
Suddenly, our luck seemed to be
changing and the incessant
winds began working in our


favor and blowing some of the
water out. The tides were now
close to those we experienced
while pre-fishing and this spot
was the place to be when the
water was low.
Right away, we found a small
school of fish, made a good cast
and were rewarded with a solid
hookup. This was a big fish,
unfortunately, too big. About 13
pounds and way over the slot-
limit requirements. Weigh-in was
disappointing, but at least we
didn't get skunked like numer-
ous other teams.
The final tally at the end of
this roller-coaster ride left us in


41st place out of 130 teams, not
what we were hoping for, but
points needed to qualify for the
championship in October.
One thing has changed after
this tournament: Neither of us
will look at porpoise quite the
same again.
Well, one down and three to
go. Next stop: Titusville.

Capt. Troy Mell and Capt.
Jason Swensson are Keys fishing
guides operating Lone Ranger
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Let your eyes decide


Proper charts essential


GPS /From 17

and dry on the flat just a few
minutes later.
When tides change, flats
drain quickly, so be mindful of
the time. Keep in mind that the
highest and lowest tides occur
during the full and new moons.
During these times of the month,
water levels in the backcountry
can vary by a few feet up or
down from what the chart tells
you.
Water levels also change with
season in Florida Bay as
much as a foot higher in the wet


summer season and a foot lower
in the dry winter season but
your GPS doesn't know that.
When it tells you there is 2 feet
of water under your hull in win-
ter, there is likely to only be 1
foot of water.
This winter effect is even
more pronounced as passing
cold fronts blow harsh north
winds that push water out of the
northern parts of the bay, fre-
quently leaving some flats dry
and some cuts impassible.
Remember, a GPS chart plot-
ter is not a replacement for using
your eyes and a waterproof
chart. A GPS is another tool to


help you navigate, but it certain-
ly should not be the only tool
you use.
A good rule of thumb is to let
your chart or GPS chart plotter
get you in the neighborhood of
where you want to go, but let
your eyes get you through the
door. Your eyes are your most
valuable and accurate tool on
the water, so put on a pair of
polarized sunglasses and put
them to work.

Cara Cooper is a Florida
Bay outreach specialist for
Everglades National Park.


Release is as important as catch


MUTTON / From 7

to the fish, as the air expands.
To successfully release
unwanted fish, you should keep
a venting needle on the boat so
you can relieve the gas from the
fish's air bladder without harm-
ing the fish. The hollow needle
should be inserted just behind
the anus and forward at an angle


toward the forehead.
When you hit the air bladder,
you will notice the air escaping.
It might be good to practice first
on a few fish that you are going
to keep anyway.
The regulatory powers that be
are considering several restric-
tions on mutton snapper for the
future. These spawning aggrega-
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Careless and inexperienced
boaters have scarred more than
30,000 acres of Keys seagrass,
lowering its value as habitat for
marine life.
If you are new to boating,
consider taking one of the boat-
ing-safety classes offered by the
U.S. Power Squadron or U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary. Are you
an experienced boater who's
just moved to the Keys? Ride
along with a friend who has
local knowledge before ventur-
ing out alone.
Most avid anglers know this
already, but wearing polarized
sunglasses is a must. They
allow you to read the water
color and make use of a simple
rhyme: Blue, blue, sail on
through; brown, brown, run
aground.
Shallow seagrass areas and
coral reefs appear brown, while
water deep enough to navigate
will appear blue.
Carry the proper nautical
charts and know how to read
them. Learn the meaning of
markers and navigational aids.
Know how much water your
boat draws, and know the
approximate depth of the water
you are running in at all times.
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chart. When possible, stick to
marked channels. Before you
leave the dock, remember to
check the tides, which can
change water depths significant-
ly on a daily basis.
If, despite all precautions,
you run aground, don't use your
engines to power off. Instead,
stop, trim your motor up and
walk your boat to deeper water
or wait for high tide to drift free.
While most propeller scars
will eventually heal, engine
blowouts result in far more
severe injuries. If you're hard
aground, call a professional
towing and salvage company
for assistance.
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Captains no longer challenge
themselves.
I'm kind of curious what's
going to happen in the future
with guides.
You know, the young guides
today don't have what I had
coming up, and that was the
South Florida Metropolitan
Tournament (the Met). This
tournament forced you to figure
out ways of catching fish on fly
rod; spin, which was pure,
meaning no bait; and plug (bait
casters), which also was no bait.
Guides today really don't
have this and it isn't part of
their business. So what you now
see is nobody really caring
much about catching fish on
light tackle and challenging
themselves. Why should they?
They have braided lines. It
doesn't matter that the braided
line over-tests. All that matters
is catching the fish and putting


the fish on the dock.
I see a trend here in the
Keys, more toward taking fish
like snapper and grouper, and
less actual sportfishing going on
and challenging yourself to
catch fish on different types of
tackle. There is no recognition
for the guides who do challenge
themselves, and there should
be.


I'd like to see the Met go
back to what it was giving
guides recognition and for
being well-rounded in their
fishing rather than just special-
ized.
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fly fishing tip


Many new fly anglers would
love to catch a tarpon on fly
but are simply too intimidated
by the complex knot systems to
give it a try.
Many anglers and guides
follow the International Game
Fish Association rules when
tying these knots. The standard
leader requires complicated
knots such as the Bimini twist,
Huffnagle, Albright and slim
beauty knots. If you are not
going for a world record, this is
simply not needed.
Fly fisherman love to make
things more technical than they
have to be. I am guilty of this
myself. I love learning about
the latest and greatest leader
systems. This is one of the rea-
sons I love to fly fish.
In time, you may want to go
for a record fish, but in the
meantime, keep it simple.
Let's make a simple 12-foot
leader. Any of the knots I dis-


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you're not familiar with them.
Start off by tying a 7-foot,
50- to 60-pound mono leader
butt section to your fly line
using a nail knot. Next, join the
butt section to your mid-sec-
tion using a blood knot. Use
only two turns in the heavier
50-pound butt section, and five
turns in the lighter mid-section.
For the mid-section, use a 4-
foot piece of 20- to 30-pound
stiff mono such as Mason. This
stiff mono will help'you turn
over your fly during your cast.
You can find Mason leader at
your local fly shop or online.
Next, tie your mid-section to
a 4-foot section of 50- to 80-
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blood knot. Most people use
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abrasion resistance than mono
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Remember to use only two
turns in the heavier 50- to 80-
pound bite tippet and five turns
in the lighter 20- to 30-pound
mid section.
By the time you tie your
knots you should end up with
about a 12-foot leader. Now, tie
on your favorite tarpon fly
using a Snell knot or loop knot,
and you are ready to go fishing
for the silver king.
If you're not familiar with
tarpon flies, ask your local fly
shop staff for advice on a good
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26 April May 2007


Fishing the Florida Keys


T ides are as basic to successful fish-
ing as bait and tackle. On this page,
you'll find all the information you'll
need to determine what the tide will be.
Below are the tides for two areas of
South Florida: Key West Harbor and
Miami Harbor entrance. Between them
and the reference table at right, you can
find the tide for many places in the Keys
in April and May.
For example, say you want to find out
what the tide would be like on the flats in
front of Tavernier Creek on April 20.
First, determine which tide table to check.
In this case, Tavernier, Hawk Channel is


on the Miami Harbor reference table.
Locate the Miami Harbor tide table and
find April 20. There will be a high tide at
11:04 a.m. at the Miami Harbor.
Now, look again to the reference table
to convert the Miami tide to a local tide.
According to the reference chart, add 29
minutes to high tide times to get the
Tavemier tide. The high at Tavemier will
be at 11:33 a.m.
Pretty soon you'll have your timing
down and your success rate up.

-FFK Staff


Tap the tables to find Keys tides


Miami Harbor

tide table

Ocean Reef Harbor
* High Oh 11m; Low Oh 20m
Garden Cove
* High Oh 34m; Low lh 10m
Molasses Reef
* High Oh 14m; Low Oh 12m
Pumpkin Key, Card Sound
* High 3h 10m; Low 3h 16m
Tavernier, Hawk Channel
* High Oh 29m; Low Oh 28m
Alligator Reef Light
* High Oh 40m; Low Oh 34m


MIAMI HARBOR


April
High Low
2:17AM
2:52AM
3:26AM
3:59AM
4:33AM
5:08AM
5:45AM
12:25AM 6:28AM
1:14AM 7:18AM
2:12AM 8:19AM
3:16AM 9:27AM
4:21AM 10:33AM
5:20AM 11:32AM
12:02AM
12:56AM
1:47AM
2:37AM
3:25AM
4:15AM
5:05AM
5:59AM
12:46AM 6:57AM
1:47AM 8:01AM
2:53AM 9:09AM
3:58AM 10:16AM
4:57AM 11:14AM
5:48AM 12:03PM
12:25AM
1:08AM
1:46AM


May
High Low
2:22AM
2:57AM
3:32AM
4:08AM
4:45AM
5:24AM
12:03AM 6:08AM
12:51AM 6:59AM
1:45AM 7:58AM
2:45AM 9:00AM
3:46AM 10:03AM
4:44AM 11:02AM
5:40AM 11:58AM
12:31AM
1:25AM
2:16AM
3:07AM
3:58AM
4:49AM
5:43AM
12:26AM 6:39AM
1:21AM 7:37AM
2:18AM 8:37AM
3:15AM 9:36AM
4:09AM 10:30AM
4:58AM 11:18AM
5:43AM 12:01PM
12:29AM
1:11AM
1:50AM
2:29AM


High
8:22AM
8:54AM
9:25AM
9:56AM
10:27AM
11:00AM
11:36AM
12:19PM
1:12PM
2:18PM
3:32PM
4:43PM
5:46PM
6:14AM
7:04AM
7:52AM
8:39AM
9:26AM
10:14AM
11:04AM
11:58AM
12:56PM
2:02PM
3:14PM
4:25PM
5:26PM
6:18PM
6:31AM
7:09AM
7:44AM



High
8:17AM
8:50AM
9:23AM
9:57AM
10:34AM
11:14AM
12:01PM
12:57PM
2:02PM
3:12PM
4:21PM
5:24PM
6:22PM
6:33AM
7:24AM
8:14AM
9:04AM
9:55AM
10:47AM
11:41AM
12:39PM
1:41PM
2:46PM
3:50PM
4:48PM
5:40PM
6:25PM
6:23AM
7:02AM
7:40AM
8:17AM


Low
2:32PM
3:05PM
3:36PM
4:08PM
4:41PM
5:17PM
5:56PM
6:41PM
7:37PM
8:43PM
9:54PM
11:02PM

12:26PM
1:17PM
2:06PM
2:54PM
3:42PM
4:31PM
5:23PM
6:17PM
7:17PM
8:22PM
9:31PM
10:38PM
11:36PM

12:45PM
1:22PM
1:56PM



Low
2:30PM
3:03PM
3:37PM
4:13PM
4:51PM
5:32PM
6:21PM
7:17PM
8:21PM
9:28PM
10:34PM
11:35PM

12:51PM
1:42PM
2:32PM
3:22PM
4:13PM
5:05PM
5:58PM
6:55PM
7:54PM
8:56PM
9:57PM
10:53PM
11:43PM

12:41PM
1:19PM
1:56PM
2:33PM


High
8:46PM
9:20PM
9:54PM
10:29PM
11:05PM
11:43PM






6:43PM
7:36PM
8:26PM
9:16PM
10:06PM
10:57PM
11:50PM






7:01PM
7:40PM
8:17PM



High
8:52PM
9:28PM
10:03PM
10:41PM
11:20PM


Apr 1
Apr 2
Apr 3
Apr 4
Apr 5
Apr 6
Apr 7
Apr 8
Apr 9
Apr 10
Apr 11
Apr 12
Apr 13
Apr 14
Apr 15
Apr 16
Apr 17
Apr 18
Apr 19
Apr 20
Apr 21
Apr 22
Apr 23
Apr 24
Apr 25
Apr 26
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
Apr 30




May 1
May 2
May 3
May 4
May 5
May 6
May 7
May 8
May 9
May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 15
May 16
May 17
May 18
May 19
May 20
May 21
May 22
May 23
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31


Apr 1
Apr 2
Apr 3
Apr 4
Apr 5
Apr 6
Apr 7
Apr 8
Apr 9
Apr 10
Apr 11
Apr 12
Apr 13
Apr 14
Apr 15
Apr 16
Apr 17
Apr 18
Apr 19
Apr 20
Apr 21
Apr 22
Apr 23
Apr 24
Apr 25
Apr 26
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
Apr 30




May 1
May 2
May 3
May 4
May 5
May 6
May 7
May 8
May 9
May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 15
May 16
May 17
May 18
May 19
May 20
May 21
May 22
May 23
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31


April
High Low
3:06AM
3:31AM
3:55AM
4:18AM
4:42AM
12:00AM 5:05AM
12:43AM 5:30AM
1:34AM 5:57AM
2:42AM 6:30AM
4:14AM 7:25AM
5:35AM 9:08AM
6:21AM 10:55AM
12:33AM
1:13AM
1:49AM
2:25AM
3:00AM
3:37AM
4:14AM
12:07AM 4:53AM
1:01AM 5:35AM
2:02AM 6:23AM
3:15AM 7:26AM
4:35AM 8:53AM
5:40AM 10:32AM
6:25AM 11:55AM
12:41AM
1:16AM
1:47AM
2:15AM


May
High Low
2:42AM
3:08AM
3:35AM
4:02AM
4:30AM
12:39AM 5:01AM
1:31AM 5:37AM
2:32AM 6:25AM
3:36AM 7:38AM
4:32AM 9:17AM
5:17AM 10:52AM
5:55AM 12:09PM
12:17AM
12:58AM
1:39AM
2:20AM
3:02AM
3:45AM
4:30AM
12:48AM 5:18AM
1:41AM 6:14AM
2:37AM 7:22AM
3:36AM 8:47AM
4:29AM 10:17AM
5:13AM 11:35AM
5:50AM 12:37PM
12:14AM
12:49AM
1:22AM
1:54AM
2:26AM


Key West

tide table

Channel 5, ocean side
*High, less Oh 59m; Low, less Oh 40m
Flamingo
*High, 5h 35m; Low, 7h 28m
Sombrero Light
*High, less 1h 01m; Low, loss Oh
38m
Big Pine Key, Spanish Harbor
* High, less Oh 44m; Low, less Oh 03m
Upper Sugarloaf, Tarpon Creek
*High, less Oh 29m; Low, Oh 17m
Key West, Hawk Channel
* High, less Oh 52m; Low, less Oh 30m


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8:59PM
9:50PM
10:40PM
11:32PM







7:07PM
7:46PM
8:25PM
9:03PM


High
9:02AM
9:24AM
9:46AM
10:11AM
10:39AM
11:08AM
11:42AM
12:21PM
1:12PM
2:19PM
3:45PM
5:16PM
6:55AM
7:26AM
7:57AM
8:29AM
9:04AM
9:42AM
10:23AM
11:08AM
11:57AM
12:53PM
1:59PM
3:21PM
4:52PM
6:11PM
6:58AM
7:25AM
7:49AM
8:13AM



High
8:39AM
9:06AM
9:36AM
10:08AM
10:42AM
11:20AM
12:03PM
12:56PM
2:02PM
3:25PM
4:56PM
6:20PM
6:32AM
7:10AM
7:50AM
G:33AM
9:17AM
10:04AM
10:53AM
11:44AM
12:39PM
1:39PM
2:48PM
4:08PM
5:30PM
6:42PM
6:22AM
6:54AM
7:27AM
8:01AM
8:36AM


Low
3:24PM
4:01PM
4:37PM
5:12PM
5:48PM
6:29PM
7:16PM
8:15PM
9:28PM
10:43PM
11:45PM

12:15PM
1:20PM
2:17PM
3:10PM
4:01PM
4:52PM
5:44PM
6:39PM
7:40PM
8:47PM
9:58PM
11:05PM
11:59PM

12:58PM
1:48PM
2:30PM
3:08PM



Low
3:44PM
4:19PM
4:54PM
5:32PM
6:14PM
7:02PM
7:56PM
8:56PM
9:55PM
10:48PM
11:35PM

1:13PM
2:09PM
3:02PM
3:53PM
4:43PM
5:35PM
6:28PM
7:23PM
8:19PM
9:15PM
10:08PM
10:55PM
11:36PM

1:27PM
2:10PM
2:49PM
3:27PM
4:04PM


High
9:36PM
10:11PM
10:45PM
11:21PM







6:34PM
7:40PM
8:38PM
9:33PM
10:25PM
11:15PM







7:12PM
8:01PM
8:43PM
9:21PM



High
9:58PM
10:34PM
11:12PM
11:53PM







7:32PM
8:34PM
9:30PM
10:21PM
11:10PM
11:58PM







7:39PM
8:26PM
9:07PM
9:46PM
10:24PM


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HORSIN' AROUND: Gonzo Girl,
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Bat Boy, Bat Boy

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ArtBeat .........3


Catching a buzz at Mangoes


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I had the pleasure of being on
the set of "The Buzzz In the
Keys" this week at Mangoes
restaurant at 700 Duval. I wasn't
lns at slated to come on until after the
theatre. first break, so to try to calm my
nerves, I watched the ever-flow-
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ER Duval behind the "Buzzz" Babes
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eynoter trademark blue martinis. Until
the they noted the cameras pointing
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Jessica
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er. I guess
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How-
ever, the
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at 8 p.m.
on
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Catch it on www.youtube
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Get the lowdown on "the
Times" currently being per-
formed at Key West's Waterfront
Theatre, theupcoming "Grease
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Cinema and Conch Republic
Independence Days.
And what did I talk about?
Por. Yep. Missouri porn. Now
if that doesn't pique your inter-
est, nothing will. So tune in and
watch what happens when peo-
ple give me blue martinis on TV.
This week's cover: Bat Boy.
Everyone remembers seeing
the Weekly World News cover of
."Bat Child Found in Cave" in
the grocery store checkout lane.
Now we can see Key West's
own Bat Boy takethe stage at
the Waterfront Playhouse.
According to the tabloid, it


was the Weekly's second-best
seller of all time. We don't know
what the top seller was.
However, one of the news-
room favorites was the Weekly's
story of Ripper the killer dolphin
off the coast of Key Largo that
had a taste for tourists and all of
us conchs were covering it up.


Photo by PETE ARNOW
Now, we might chuckle at the
tourons from time to time, but
we're not feeding them to the
dolphins.

Jessica Machetta is the editor
of L'Attitudes. She can be
reached at jmachetta@
keynoter.com.


in brief


Java Studios to
show films at cafe

Java Studios presents films in
the courtyard at the White Street
Deli, 1019 White St., in Key
West.
Monday, catch a double fea-
ture of "Life is a Dream and
"No More to Say and Nothing to
Weep for: An Elegy for Allen
Ginsberg." Both films are in
honor of National Poetry Month.
"Life is a Dream" is about
Isidore, best known today as
Poet-o, who has been entertain-
ing the visitors of Central Park
by reciting his own poetry and
giving wishes out with his
famous Unicorn Bell. Though
Isidore's life has been arduous
and, at times, sad, it is also filled
with beauty.
"No More to Say" centers on
Ginsberg, who was the founding
member of a major literary
movement, champion of human
and civil rights, spiritual seeker,
photographer and songwriter,
political gadfly, teacher- and co-
founder of a poetics school. It
features his last interview,
footage of his final days by
Jonas Mekas and archive clips
of momentous events from his
life. The film also includes
appearances from Patti Smith,
Peter Orlovsky, Paul McCartney
and Philip Glass.


Java films begin at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday show
at Island Arts

Wednesday, the artists at
Island Arts Co-Op Gallery, 1128
Duval St. in Key West, invite
the public to attend a reception
to introduce the work of
Annamarie Giordano and Pat
Sage, the newest members of
the gallery.
You can also see new works
by Linda Egan, Karen Beauprie,
Ariella Wegman, Bob Hans,
Tony Scullin, Fran Decker, Ray
Rolston, Glenn and Nadine
Lahti, Margaret Caldwell
Brown, Barbara Powell, Isaias
Mendoza and Susan Johnson.
The reception is from 6 to 9 p.m.

Hauk, D'Vorak to
show on Big Pine

The Artists in Paradise
Gallery showcase window is
featuring the works of Joanne
D'Vorak and Connie Hauk
- beginning Sunday; the exhibi-
tion runs through April 30.
The gallery is in the Winn
Dixie Shopping Plaza on Big
Pine Key and is open from 10 to
6 daily.
For more, call 872-0366.


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Saturday, April 14, 2007 3


Firehouse project moving along


Piece of Keys
history to mark
100th anniversary
It wasn't so long ago that Fire
House No. 3 at the comer of
Grinnell and Virginia was
still answering calls. It closed its
big bay doors in 1998. Six years
before that, Alex Vega, a sec-
ond-generation Key West fire-
fighter, had already started his
campaign to preserve the historic
station.
Built in the beginning of the
last century, the firehouse's reno-
vation began at the end of that
century.
Vega, president of Old Fire
House Preservations Inc. and
retired fire inspector, took on the
project of converting the station
- one of the oldest in Florida


-- into a
museum.
Built in
1907, it
housed the
-, horse-
steam
S engine and
the horses.
The horse
stalls were
demolished
Judi Bradford in the
1960s and
replaced with a kitchen and bath-
room.
"It closed the day before
Hurricane Georges," Vega said,
"91 years."
The hurricane of 1909 took
the roof off the block structure.
Pay for firefighters in the 1930s
fell victim to the Great
Depression, but the staff at No. 3


stayed the course.
Through the 1930s, pay was
in scrip, but by the 1940s the
economy had stabilized enough
for improvements to the fire-
house.
The simple structure is less
than a year away from being a
century old, but the museum still
needs the community's help to
continue the restoration.
Vega says they got the fund-
ing for the final interior work in
February. He had hoped to have
the museum open for its centen-
nial in December 2007, but grant
delays have slowed progress.
"We'll do something for the
centennial, though," he prom-
ised. He is working on a booklet
and planning an event of some
sort.
Donations can be sent to Old
Firehouse Preservation Inc., at P.O.
Box 5563, Key West, FL 33041. To


volunteer or for more information,
call Vega at 797-8417.

FKCC exhibit
The annual Student Art
Exhibit is on display at the
Library Gallery at Florida
Keys Community College on
Stock Island.
Many of the students in art
studios at the college are practic-
ing artists honing their skills
with instructors who are profes-
sional artists.
Roberta Marks, Jay Gogin
and Jeff Gibbons have many
loyal students who return year
after year.
Photography instructor Lynn
Bentley-Kemp has also made a


mark on the local arts scene and
Kate Miller fosters unique cre-
ativity.
Exhibits at commercial gal-
leries rely on sales and are, to
varying extents, driven by sales.
Academic shows, however, have
the freedom to present edgier
and experimental work.
Sometimes the outer edges
are successful, and sometimes
not, but the absence of the pres-
sure to produce fosters an atmos-
phere where unusual effects can
surface.
- The student show hangs until
May 11.

Judi Bradford can be reached
at lizardlix@aol.com.


Keys Movie Times


In brief


Snowbird auditions
are at MCT today

Marathon Community
Theatre is hosting auditions for
snowbirds wishing to be
involved in the 2007-08 season
today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No previous acting experi-
ence is necessary, and the theater
is also seeking volunteers for
behind-the-scenes help on pro-
ductions.
For more, contact General
Manager Loretta Geotis at 743-
0408 or gm@marathontheater.org.


Spring Fling is
today in Islamorada

The Montessori Charter
School at Treasure Village is
hosting its eighth annual Spring
Fling today from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at mile marker 87 ocean-
side. The school's carnival fea-
tures face painting, arts and
crafts, a car wash and bake sale.
Kids can make tie-dye shirts and
hats, enjoy water balloon games
and other activities. A manicure
and pedicure station also is
planned.


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Parents participate by running
a yard sale, offering buffet
lunches, and by giving karate or
other special demonstrations.
Principal Kelly Astin says the
event serves as an open house
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REGAL CINEMAS
Searstown, Key West, 294-0000
All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends.
* Disturbia (PG-13): 4:05, 7:25 and 10:10 p.m.
* Perfect Stranger (R): 1:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 10:05 p.m.
* Grindhouse (R): 8:30 p.m.
* Are We Done Yet? (PG): 4:35, 7:00 and 10:25 p.m.
* Firehouse Dog (PG): 4:00 p.m.
* Blades of Glory (PG-13): 4:40, 7:40 and 10:15 p.m.
* Meet the Robinsons (G): 4:15, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

TROPIC CINEMA
416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493
* Becket: 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.; no 7:30 p.m. show on April 17.
* Reign Over Me: 3:00, 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.
* Amazing Grace: 5:00 p.m.
* Sweet Land: April 14 through 19: 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.: April 16
through 19: 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

MARATHON COMMUNITY CINEMA
5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288
* 300 (R): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday:
2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.

TAVERNIER TOWNE CINEMA
Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003
* Disturbia (PG-13): Daily 1:15.4:15 and 7:15 p.m.: Friday and
Saturday 9:45 p.m.
* Grindhouse (R): Daily 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.: Friday and Saturday
9:00 p.m.
* Firehouse Dog (PG): Daily 1:00. 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Friday and
Saturday 9:30 p.m.
* Meet the Robinsons (PG-13): Daily 1:15.4:15 and 7:15 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday 9:30 p.m.
* Blades Of Glory (PG-13): Daily 1:15,4:15 and 7:15 p.m.: Friday
and Saturday 9:30 p.m.


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Celaya at Bay Jam


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In addition to live music, the
day's festivities include an art
show featuring works by local
high school students as well as
food and beverage vendors.
Hailing from San Diego,
Calif., and Rosarito, Mexico,
Celaya blends a variety of musi-
cal genres with a classical foun-
dation to create a style called
"radical classical." She was
named to the preliminary official
-ballot for the 2007 Grammy
Awards in the Best Female Pop
Vocal Performance, Best Pop
Instrumental Album and Best
New Artist categories.


Proceeds from Bay Jam sup-
port art and music scholarships
awarded to students in grades
nine through 12 at Coral Shores
High School and Island
Christian School. Program
enhancement scholarships also
.are awarded to the art depart-
ments of both schools, and to the
music department at Coral
Shores.
The park opens at 11 a.m. and
Bay Jam wraps up at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5 per adult,
with kids under 12 admitted
without charge.
For more information, contact
Island Community
Entertainment at 240-2775.


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band kicks off
fishing tourney
R rolling Stones fans will
finally get Satisfaction in
Key West April 20, when
a Stones tribute band hits
Mallory Square in Key West.
Around 8 p.m., Satisfaction
will rock fans for a free show,
presented by the organizers of
the World Sailfish Championship
that runs next Tuesday through
Saturday.
The five-man Satisfaction is
led by Chris LeGrand, who
fronts the band as they present
the look, sound and style of the
original Stones. Their "Rolling
Stones Experience" creates the
magic of an actual Stones con-
cert and incorporates songs
spanning the rockers' unparal-
leled career.


Chris LeGrand struts his stuff
as Mick Jagger. Catch the
entire band next Friday.


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Satisfaction's musical fire-
works are to be complemented
by an actual fireworks display,
set to light the Key West sky
during the concert's intermis-
sion.
Because a large crowd is
expected and spaces limited,
Stones fans are encouraged to
arrive at Mallory Square around
7 p.m.
The World Sailfish
Championship brings together
celebrity anglers, the winners of
prestigious South Florida sailfish
tournaments and other con-
tenders to vie for a guaranteed
$125,000 in cash prizes.
As well as Satisfaction, the
tournament also is to feature
Melissa McGhee, a veteran of
the fifth season of the popular
reality television show
"American Idol." McGhee is
scheduled to sing the United
States national anthem during
the tournament's opening cere-
monies Tuesday.
For more information about
the tournament and its entertain-
ment lineup, visit www.world
sailfish.com.

Comedy
Comedian Tim Wilkins brings
his "clean comedy" for the open-
ing act.
Wilkins, an internationally
touring comedian with more
than 20 years of experience, is
set to perform before the
"Stones" take the stage.
His show is a journey through
his life and the world around us,
as seen through his own comedy
goggles.


Get radical at
annual music
festival Sunday
Tr ie annual Bay Jam music
| festival that benefits
SFlorida Keys art and music
students is Sunday at the TIB
Bank of the Keys Amphitheater
at Founders Park, mile marker
87 bayside on Plantation Key.
Headlining the event is
Jocelyn Celaya, who will also
share the stage with Keys bands
such as Baga Trix, 20 WT, 2nd
Chance Band, Philth (a.k.a. The
Regs) and others.


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Equestrian moms
know all about
being good sports
wonder how it is that I wasn't
all that surprised that Gonzo
Girl readers were rooting for
the pit bull. Shortly after the
publishing of "Meeting the
Friendly family's hell dog," e-
mails began to trickle in, some
sympathetic, some not so sympa-
thetic and some downright mean.
One e-mail suggested that
Gonzo Girl be sent to obedience
school, while another wrote,
"Had the poor pit bull bit the
Gonzo Girl, he would'have had
to go through a series of painful
rabies shots, and another had the
audacity to write, "Gonzo Girl
should be euthanized!"
I thank all you comedians for
reading my column; I truly
appreciate your patronage and
keep those cards and letters com-
ing in you too may find your
comments published in this col-
umn.
Now, where were we?
After finding the lucky heads-
up penny, I had a second brush
with death in the same harrow-
ing weekend that I locked eyes
with the hell dog. Let me see if I
can generate a little sympathy
for the writer this time around.
The weather is here and my *
windows and sliding glass doors
have been opened for a week
now. The birds in harmony with
the hammock and the trade
winds blowing across the island
are euphoric; this is exactly the
reason why I live in the Florida
Keys.
Drained of all my energy
from the pit bull encounter the
day before, I chose to sleep in
and recharge my batteries, but at
7 a.m. on that peaceful Saturday
morning, my family was abrupt-
ly awakened by the smell of


smoke and
dark skies
raining
ash. I do
not recall
the Florida
Keys hav-
ing an
active vol-
cano but
admittedly,.
w h I do not
know
Sammie Mays everything.
I raced
through the house shutting win-
dows and slamming doors.
Come to find out, we were being
smoked out of our sanctuary by
a friendly neighbor roasting a
pig under our house.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all
for a party and a pig roast, but
when the wind blew, it blew the
nauseating smell of lighter fluid
and black soot from the char-
coals all over my freshly spring-
cleaned house and no way was I
about to become a prisoner in
my own home for a day.
How many hours does it take
to roast a pig?
Along with that incarcerated
feeling came claustrophobia, and
instead of circling the wagons
and vehemently defending our
home, we fled the scene like rats
jumping ship.
I drove like a mad truck driv-
er with a load of melting ice
cream down Card Sound Road
and didn't stop until we reached
horse country. My daughter
Evangeline, who is a member of
the South Florida Barrel Racers
Association, was set to race on
Sunday, so big deal we arrived a
day early.
Sunday morning came and
instead of having to get up at 6
a.m. and rush around like the
proverbial chicken with its head
cut off, we were able to relax
and enjoy a family breakfast at
the Crowne Plaza with a horde


Photo by ELBOWS T. MUMBLER
Evangaline walks Crystal, her barrel-racing buddy, seemingly
unaffected by the fact we both almost died that. day. Ah,
youthful exuberance.


of vacationing Japanese people
who were chewing with their
mouths wide open. Maybe that's
a Japanese tradition?
It was the perfect diet for me
though totally grossed out, I
could only stomach a cup of cof-


fee. However, I couldn't stop
watching them chew.
Just between you and me, it is
my secret passion to stare at peo-
ple, especially freaky ones. I call
it "research."
It's almost beyond me to


articulate the words Exangeline
feels on the day of a race. She
lives and breathes horses: She
doesn't just get on a horse and
ride; she knows the anatomy,
confirmation and lineage of a
horse.
A meticulous groomer,
Evangeline's tack sparkles and
she knows international jockeys
and owners who race their thor-
oughbreds at Calder and Gulf
Stream Park and is occasionally
invited into the winners circle.
Impressed by her incredible
knowledge of horses, an owner
of an Ocala thoroughbred farm
recently gave Evangeline a 3-
year-old race horse for her 13th
birthday. I politely declined the
gift, which I am almost certain
that I will never hear the end of.
But as a consolation prize, she
officially named the farm's
newest foal a Kentucky
Derby winner hopeful Speedy
Sweetie.
At Plantation Equestrian
Center, Evangeline's over 16-
hand gray thoroughbred/quarter
horse Crystal arrived, leaping
from the trailer and hitting the
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The Key West Heritage House Robert Frost Poetry Festivalpresents
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10 AM Noon and 2 PM 4PM ~ Free
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Yfl J~LT,07W'l This image, taken by Key West artist C.J. Groth, is part of
a series. One of the photos is the cover image (left) for
,ii' I"' Key West author Rosalind Brackenbury's newest book.


Groth image on book


'Windstorm and
Flood' truly a
Keys publication
K ey West photographer
C.J. Groth says she's
very pleased that
Rosalind Brackenbury
requested a Groth image for


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the cover of her just-released
novel, "Windstorm and
Flood."
"It's really great when a
local author chooses local art
to be on her book cover,"
Groth said. "I do quite a bit
of licensing of my photos for
various publications, but it's
always special to be featured
on a cover, especially as
Rosalind is local, too."
The moody, sepia-toned
cover photo depicts blowing
palm trees as seen through the
window of an ancient cottage.
The photo is one of three sis-
ter images in Groth's "Palm
Dance" series available for
sale at Guild Hall Gallery,
614 Duval St., or call 294-
2268.
Brackenbury's book begins
the day after a hurricane,


something Keys residents are
all too familiar with, and cap-
tures the mood of the town's
residents as they creep from
their front porches and assess
the damage.
Meanwhile, the book's
main character visits with an
old friend in Cape Cod, Mass.
The character's journey to
Key West intrinsically links
the two locales, their like-
nesses and differences creat-
ing a storyline ocean lovers
can't help to fall into.
Brackenbury has published
more than a dozen books con-
taining both fiction and poet-
ry. She is currently participat-
ing in the Robert Frost Poetry
Festival in Key West, which
wraps up this weekend.
For more on Groth's work,
visit www.guildhallgallery
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Saturday, April 14, 2007


Tabloid comes to life


Bat Boy visits
Red Barn Theatre
in Key West
The Red Barn Theatre will
present its last production
of this season's subscrip-
tion season when the comedic-
horror romp "Bat Boy: The
Musical" opens Tuesday at 8
p.m.
"Rocky Horror Show" direc-
tor Rich Simone is staging this
outrageous cult hit about a half
boy/half bat creature who is dis-
covered in a cave near Hope
Falls, W. Va.
Brought to the home of the
town veterinarian, Bat Boy tries
to blend in with society, only to
face hatred and violence from
the village that fears him,
See the whole story Tuesday
through Saturday evenings until
May 26.
Bat Boy's antics have regu-
larly appeared in the supermar-
ket tabloid, Weekly World News,
inspiring Keythe Farley and
Brian Fleming to write this hilar-
ious, yet heartbreaking, stage
adaptation. Joined by composer
and lyricist Laurence O'Keefe,
their first production appeared at
Tim Robbins' Actor's Gang
Theatre in Los Angeles on
Halloween night in 1997. Since
then, the musical has been pro-
duced off-Broadway, in
London's West End, and all over
the world. It is currently on track
to be made into a major motion
picture.
Critics call "Bat Boy: The
Musical" one of the funniest and
most thoroughly imaginative
shows in years. It received both
the Lucille Lortel'Award and the
Outer Critics Circle award for
Best off-Broadway Musical in
2001.
Songs include "Hold Me, Bat
Boy," "Christian Charity,"


Bat Boy learns to speak during one scene in the Red Barn's
new musical. The play opens Tuesday in Key West.


"Another Dead Cow," "Dance
With Me, Darling," and "Kill the
Bat Boy," among other songs
fusing pop, rock, gospel, tango,
opera and show tunes.
Spencer Gates portrays Bat
Boy, who evolves from wild
child to curious citizen, A Key
West High School graduate,
Gates is a veteran performer
with the Keys Kids productions
who now is pursuing a career in
professional theater in New York
City. He was featured in last sea-
son's "Rocky Horror Show" at
the Barn and most recently
returned to Key West to star in
"Urinetown" at the Waterfront
Playhouse.
Kristen Bussierre appears as
Shelly Parker, the local vet's
daughter who takes in the myste-
rious pointy-eared creature and
tempts him into romance.
Fort Lauderdale actor Mark
Filosa portrays Dr. Parker, the
West Virginia animal specialist,
and local vocalist Laurie
Breakwell is cast as his wife,
Meredith Parker. Playing multi-


pie roles are Michael McCabe,
Phil Tabb, Kristi Davis, Kristen
Wilson, Landon Bradbary and
the director, Simone.
Special guests for the produc-
tion are the music director, Eric
Alsford, and vocal director, Jono
Mainelli. Stage manager is
Antoinette Pedicini.
The universal messages of
acceptance and understanding
are central to the story of "Bat
Boy," and the idea that we all
have a little "beast inside" shines
through. Everyone can relate to
his struggle in an unfriendly and
sometimes terrifying world as
this musical reminds them to
"hold and love our Bat Boy," no
matter who he or she is.
An opening night party for
the audience to meet the cast and
crew will be held at Leto's
Italian Ristorante, 610
Greene St.
For more information, visit
www.redbarntheatre.com.
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at 296-9911.


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ground running. She is gi-nor-
mous. Her stride is huge. One to.
the other horses' two and a half.
Evangeline is petite at barely 5
feet tall.
Settling her partner into the
stall and feeding her an apple to
help get her acclimated,
Evangeline joined me in getting
their team registered for the day.
And what a day it was; the
sun was shining and a cool
breeze blew country music
across the arena no smoke
and no hungry Japanese tourists.
While my sometimes photogra-
pher, Elbows T. Mumbler, set up -
the chairs and ice chest, I decid-
ed to check in with the twosome


one last time before the event
got underway and I sprouted
roots.
When I got there, a generous
someone had offered Evangeline
a hand and had tied Crystal to
the gate with her lead rope;
Evangeline was happily tacking
up her mount in the 10-by-10-
foot stall with 10-foot walls.
"Hey mom, can you give me
hand with Crystal's saddle?" she
asked. Seeing those two together
always makes me laugh. So
opposite the two are, they
remind me of Danny DeVito and
Arnold Schwarzenegger in the
movie "Twins" with the snorter
one having all the brains and the
bigger one the brawn.
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on to Crystal's back. Evangeline
was headed to the other side to
tighten the girth when suddenly
the horse panicked. Crystal
backed up against the back wall
and began rearing. The saddle
slipped off causing the already
panicked equine to loose her
footing. Slipping and sliding on
the saddle below she began
wildly kicking the walls and
pulling against her lead rope.
Her eyes were bulging out of her
head and she was moving her
massive rear-end clock wise
towards us, kicking and extend-
ing her huge ody in every direc-
tion.
She had a crazy look in her
eye that neither of us had ever
seen before. The horse was in a
full-fledged panic, and for the
life of us we could not compute
the problem to solve it. The rag-
ing animal had no intention of
settling down before she killed
the two of us and herself.
Blocking the only exit, the
gigantic horse drove us cowering
into a comer. I stood in front of
Evangeline to protect her from
the lethal blows and with my
foot, I tried pushing the raging
animal's towering haunches into


the opposite direction. It stayed
the steed momentarily but she
was far superior in strength.
"She's going to kill us
momma!" Evangeline screamed.
Unable to compress ourselves
any tighter into the comer or
blink us into another place and
time, the out-of-control mam-
moth was mere inches away
from crushing us against the
wall and kicking our lights out. I
had a flash back of a bay gelding
who recently died at Crystal's
bar from being kicked by a pas-
ture pal, busting its spleen.
This was a real life and death
situation and my good luck
charms gathered from around the
world seemed to be failing me.
SI was determined, come hell
or high water, not to let us die in
a pile of poo.
Ascertaining there was no tra-
ditional escape from the danger,
a bout of super-human strength
suddenly enveloped my body
and with the thought that if
Evangeline and I were.going see
the light of the next day, no ifs
ands or buts about it, we were
going to have to scale that 10
foot wall.
Not all that tall myself, I
shoved Evangeline up and held
her over my head until she could
grab the top of the wall and cata-
pult herself to safety. I on the
other hand was losing precious
time and energy.
Mere seconds from doom,
with every ounce of my being, I
sprung up like a slam-dunkin'
Shaquille O'Neil and miracu-
lously jumped ten feet into the
air, grabbing a hold of the top of
the wall. I knew it was going to
require a whole lot of upper
body strength to swing the
weight of my body over. I felt
my sweaty fingers begin to slip
and my strength give way. I was


losing traction!
I looked down at the 1200-
pound beast hurling deathblows
below me and had a quick little
chat with myself that went
something like this, "Let go-you
die!"
With that thought racing
threw my brain and Evangeline
screaming at the top of her lungs
for me to get out, I pulled my
raggedy body up and straddled
the top of that wall. It was noth-
ing short of a miracle of what a
mother's love and a shot of
adrenaline can do.
Clint Parrish, a real live
South Florida cowboy, rescued
Crystal from certain death.
Come to find out, the do-gooder
who had tied Crystal in her stall
had left two feet of slack in the
lead rope instead of one.
Here's what happened:
Crystal was nibbling at the
ground when I placed the saddle
on her back. Instinctively, she
raised her head, causing the
excessive rope to wrap around
her neck. The more she pulled,
the more she strangled herself
and the more she panicked. By
the time the cowboy rescued
Crystal, she was pulling so fran-
tically against the rope it could
not be removed. He had to cut
her free.
As tough as it was,
Evangeline and Crystal gathered
their composure and went on to
take ribbons in all five events
that day, even breaking two of
their own records.
Wiped out from reliving this
near death experience and get-
ting it down on paper, all I can
say is, "Save a horse, ride a cow-
boy."
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"Waters of Wonder a
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recently.
So those who haven't yet
seen the film are invited to take
an in-depth tour of the wonders


of Caribbean corals reef in a
second screening at the Tropic
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
"That so many people came
out to see the film speaks vol-
umes about the fascination our
community holds for coral reefs,
" says Jackson, "But to have so
many friends turned away
because the theater was full real-
ly hurt. So we are glad to have
this second showing."
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These shells are straight money


Wampum custom
now Poirier's
Keys art form
By FRAN MARCHBANK
L'Attitudes contributor

W hen Marcia Poirier
found a pretty shell on
a beach in her home
state of Connecticut, she had no
idea she was about to launch a
career that was to bring joy to
,admirers of fine jewelry and the
beauties of nature a career
building upon a Native
American tradition. .
The quahog shell that caught
her attention was graced with the
shape of a heart. Because the
shell of this edible clam is thick,
she was able to work with it to
create a pendant her first
piece of jewelry.
Though "crude in comparison
to [her] current work," she
admits, the jewelry nevertheless
attracted the attention of family,
friends, and others, who request-
ed that she make similar pen-
dants for them. Her new career
as a jewelry artisan was then
irretrievably launched.
She did not know that she
was creating wampum, which
was used by Native Americans
as currency. Her Acadian ances-
tors may well have been familiar
with wampum, however, since
they settled a French colony cov-
ering parts of Canada and New
England in the 17th Century
when wampum was being used.
Always artistic, and armed
with a bachelor's degree in clas-
sical music, Poirier had suddenly
found her metier and has been
creating pendants, necklaces,
bracelets, pins, earrings, and -
other delightful pieces ever
since. She has created more than
5,000 shell carvings all vkith a
guarantee against breakage. To
date, she has had to replace
only 17.
Now, after six years of work-
ing with shells, her works are
carried in 20 stores on the East
Coast, including Canada and two
locations in the Keys: Kennedy
Studios on Duval Street in Key
West and Out of the Blue on Big
Pine Key.
To meet the demand for her
products, she now spends about
60 hours a week coaxing grace-
ful shapes from shells in her
well-equipped al fresco studio


Poirier now works not only
with quahogs, but also with
Queen conchs, which derive
their lovely shades of pink from
the algae they eat during their
lifetimes. Since it is no longer


Photo by FRAN MARCHBANK
Marcia Poirier carves shells and finishes her jewelry about 60
hours a week in an outdoor workshop behind her home on
Big Pine Key.


behind her Big Pine Key home.
Her husband David, a retired
journalist from Canada, runs the
business end. He also created
and maintains her Web site:
www.wildaboutwampum.com.
Although most people associ-
ate quahogs with the Northeast,
they apparently thrive, and are
farmed successfully, in Florida.
She purchases her shells in New
Smyrna.
Poirier was told that quahogs
acquire their rich purple hues


from the amethyst particles they
consume on the ocean floor. The
colorful rings that comprise their
shells are built during summer
months. The rings added during
the winter, when the ocean
waters become cold, are white,
even in Florida where the
ocean's temperatures do not vary
as much as they do in New
England. The age of the mollusk
can be determined by the num-
ber of colored rings in their
shells.


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Proud nation for 25 years


Conch Republic
created in Keys
April 23, 1982
L oaves of stale Cuban
bread, a federal border
checkpoint and a request
for $1 billion in foreign aid
played major roles in the
Florida Keys' 1982 secession
from the United States and the
formation of the independent
Conch Republic.
Now, touted as The World's
First Fifth-World Nation and A
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republic will mark its 25th
birthday April 20 through 29
with the offbeat Conch
Republic Independence
Celebration featuring a re-
enactment of the historic seces-
sion ceremony.
The 1982 secession was
prompted by a U.S. Border
Patrol checkpoint set up at the
top of the Florida Keys to allow
agents to search cars for drugs
and illegal aliens. It virtually
stopped traffic on the only road
into and out of the Keys, anger-
ing residents and threatening
the fledgling tourism industry.
Realizing the Keys were
being treated as a foreign coun-
try, local officials protested by
staging the secession.-After pro-
claiming the Conch Republic,
they declared war on the United
States, pelted federal agents
with stale Cuban bread, surren-
dered after 60 seconds and
requested $1 billion in foreign
aid.
Although the foreign aid
never materialized, the Border
Patrol checkpoint was quickly
removed. Today the royal blue


flag of the republic, whose
motto is "We Seceded Where
Others Failed," is flown
throughout the Keys and the
anniversary of the secession
prompts an annual 10-day
party.
The schedule includes a
charity bed race billed as the
most fun you can have in bed
with your clothes on and more
than 20 other events.
The celebration centers
around the re-enactment of the
secession. Set for noon April 23
- exactly 25 years from the
date of the original secession
- the event at Mallory Square
features many of the republic's
original founders. Loyal sub-
jects (and those who want to
be) are encouraged to attend
and show their patriotic spirit.
Other traditional celebration
highlights include the Great
Conch Republic Drag Race,
characterized by over-applied
lipstick and staggeringly high
heels. Scheduled for the 700
block of Duval Street on April
21, the race is nothing like a
hot-rodders' drag race. Instead,
it features a troupe of big-
haired drag queens, gowned in


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This 1982 photo shows Dennis Wardlow announcing to the
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offbeat garb and race-wear,
sprinting down Duval in high
heels.
Presented by the Bourbon
Street Complex, the event
begins at 1 p.m., when the
"pits" along the 700 block of
Duval open for public viewing.
Racers proceed through time
trials and elimination heats to
the hard-fought finals -
capped by a spirited round of
drag foam wrestling.
The action moves from land
to water as sea dogs, sailors and
wenches gather for the Conch
Republic Naval Parade and
Great Battle for the Conch
Republic. Pitting the Conch
Republic Navy against the evil
federal forces, the maritime


mayhem takes place in the
waters of Key West Harbor.
Scheduled for 7 p.m. April 27,
the battle is sponsored by the
republic's flagship schooner
Wolf.
Weapons traditionally range
from water cannons to flying
Cuban bread and vegetables,
making for lighthearted but
messy combat. Spectators are
invited to view the fray from
Bloody Battle Parties at harbor-
front resorts.
Following the battle, a 9
p.m. victory party is scheduled
at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202
William St., to commemorate
the pre-ordained triumph of the


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, April 14, 2007


Symphony coming


to Marathon


Free show to
be held at new
amphitheater
he Key West Symphony
is to bring its stellar musi-
cianship to Marathon
audiences in a free outdoor
"Symphony at Ease" communi-
ty concert set for 8 p.m. Sunday
at the City of Marathon
Amphitheatre, mile marker 49.
The concert program will
feature music made famous by
modem-day classic performers
including the Beatles, Beach
Boys, Duke Ellington, Frank
Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.
Offerings from the Broadway
musical "Hair" also are also on
the list, and the local quartet
Swing Low will join Keys com-
poser Bobby Greene to sing his
arrangement of "Conch
Republic Choo Choo."
"We're excited to be singing
with the symphony," said
Heather Carruthers, Swing Low
member. "There are not very
many places where people can


enjoy such top caliber music in
a gorgeous setting for free.
We're thrilled and honored to
be part of it."
Audience members are
encouraged to bring blankets
and picnics to the family-friend-
ly concert.
"We wanted the community
to experience the orchestra in a
laid back atmosphere with the
feeling that we are all at a
party," Sebrina Maria Alfonso,
Music Director for the sympho-
ny explained.
For more, call 292-1774.
(Tickets are not required.)
Tonight, the symphony pres-
ents "Fire & Ice," featuring the
passion of Rachmaninoff and
the cool of Sibelius.
Featured pianist Adam
Golka, guest soloist, is headlin-
ing the performance.
Tickets are available through
the concert venue, Tennessee
Williams Theatre on Stock
Island or by calling 295-7676,
or through www.keys
tix.com.


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Bougainvillea
House hosting
art exhibition
T he Bougainvillea House
Gallery is showcasing stu-
dent artists at today's
"Arts On The Porch" event in
conjunction with the Florida
Keys Art Guild, which will lead
to the choosing of four scholar-
ship awards being given during
upcoming graduation cere-
monies.
The students' work will char-
acterize talents of young artists
who plan on majoring in art
while attending college next year.
Funding for the scholarship
come through donations by
members of the guild and
through raffle drawings held
during the numerous outdoor art
shows.


Many members of the
Bougainvillea House Gallery are
also members of the Florida
Keys Art Guild. The
Bougainvillea House Gallery,
founded in 1999, was formed by
seven member artists of the
Florida Keys Art Guild.
The student artwork dis-
played today encompasses a
wide variety with representations
of media in colored pencil,
acrylic painting, watercolor, pot-
tery, photography, and mixed
media. Much of it will be avail-
able for purchase.
Members of the gallery and
the guild will be present to dis-
cuss the two organizations and
answer questions for prospective
new members.
The exhibition runs from 10
a.m. and 6 p.m. at the gallery,
mile marker 53.5 in Marathon.


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We seceded...


CONCH / From 10

Conch Republic Navy.
April 28 marks the cele-
bration's oldest event: the
Fairvilla Megastore Conch
Republic Red Ribbon Bed
Race. In this wacky race,
teams propel decorated beds
from the Crowne Plaza La
Concha, 430 Duval St., down
Duval to the Hog's Breath
Saloon. Scheduled for 2-5
p.m., the race raises money
for Key West's AIDS Help.
A post-race pajama party


is to follow at Sloppy Joe's
Bar, 201 Duval St.
Other featured events dur-
ing the 2007 Conch Republic
Independence Celebration
include a fiddling contest and
a bluesy music festival at the
Green Parrot Bar, 601
Whitehead St., the so-called
world's longest parade down
Duval Street from the
Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of
Mexico, car shows for classic
autos and "conch cruisers"
and a sailing race to the reef
that recalls the Keys' early
wrecking industry.


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Poirier's passion still growing


POIRIER / From 9

imports them from the Bahamas.
Over the past few years,
Poirier has added sophisticated
equipment to her workshop. She
uses very fine diamond drill bits
to carve her designs in the shells,
teasing the subtle shades of pink,
lavender and violet into simple
or intricate forms. Her products
range from graceful abstract
designs to realistic subjects such
as sea horses and starfish.
Bringing the shells to
their highly polished
state requires seven
levels of sanding. She
begins with 120-grit
and ends with
100,000-grit sandpa-
pers composed of sili-
con carbide and dia-
mond powders, which
she purchases from a spe-
cial jewelry equipment supplier.
All pieces are carved free
form, enabling Poirier to seek
out and highlight the individual
color depths and patterns in the
shell. Her quest for perfection
has led her to study techniques
used in Asia to carve jade.


Poirier has also mastered the art
of silversmithing in order to set
her carvings in sterling silver.
Poirier will accept com- /
missions for very special
pieces. Her most unusu-
al request to date was
a 1-inch-high Harley
Davidson, which
she crafted from a
quahog shell and
added a silver -
tailpipe, handle-
bars and other







details.
SThis cre-
ation was
fashioned
into a pen-
dant.
One client admired a lovely,
very distinctive necklace Poirier
had created for another customer
and promptly paid her $1,000 to
fashion a similar one. A condi-
tion of that commission was that


Poirier not make any more
copies, and she has not done so
since then.
S Wampum makers can
still be found on Martha's
Vineyard. Mostly Indians
from that area of
SMassachusetts, these
/ artisans produce mainly
beads.
Poirier's goal is "to
take the art to a whole new
level," she said, by
( expanding beyond beads
S into more elaborate and
artistic concepts.
She does create some
beads, however. Leftover
shell pieces are gathered
from the floor of her stu-
S dio and put into a rock tum-
bler for one month, and the
grit is changed once a week. At
the end of the month, she is
rewarded with highly polished
pieces in various shapes and col-
ors, which she then uses as
beads that she strings together to
form charming necklaces.
Poirier will show her jewelry
in Key West at the craft show to
be held April 28 during the
Conch Republic Independence
Celebration.


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In brief


See live art
in SoDu window

1100 SoDu, the gate to the
upper Duval arts district in Key
West, puts the artists in the stage
window Wednesday from 6 to 9
p.m.
Artists and their models will
appear in the window during the
opening of a show of figure
drawings, painting and sculpture.
Works by Margaret Brown,
Annamarie Giordano, Frankie
Zeh, Sandy Mezinis, Caren


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Ragan and Laurie Margolin are
featured in this exhibit celebrat-
ing the human form in two and
three dimensions.
Celebrity models will take
their turns in.the window with
live artists sketching from inside
and outside the gallery.
Six keys artists Judi
Bradford, Lainie Davia, Leslie
Kanter, Janis Childs, Fran
Decker and Maritza Cresce -
have pooled their skills at 1100
SoDu (for South Duval), a ver-
satile gallery at the comer of
Virginia and Duval.
Daily hours are 10 to 6,
maybe more, seven days a week.
Call 296-4400 for more infor-
mation.

Writer's Den is
moving to Front

The Writer's Den critique
group is moving to the Blue
Mojito Bar & Cafe at the Hyatt,
601 Front St. in Key West.
The writing group meets on
Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Saturday, April 14, 2007 13


Guy Harvey


visiting Keys


Artist to be
be at Marine

Wildlife Gallery

Suy Harvey, world-
enowned marine
wildlife artist, will be at
Marine Wildlife Gallery, 291
Front St., in Key West
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m.
His visit intentionally coin-
-cides with the World Sailfish
Championship tournament in
Key West.
He will be available to per-
sonalize purchases and talk
about his artwork, TV series
and marine research work.
Anyone who cannot be at
the gallery while Harvey is
present may telephone in
advance or visit www
.marinewildlifegallery.com,
and the gallery owners will
have Harvey personalize and
sign purchases. Contact Tamara
Cochran or Bill Setzer at the
gallery at 296-4259.
From his early inspirations,
Harvey's natural gift to recreate
marine wildlife has propelled
him from a professor of marine
biology to a full-time marine
artist.
He is a unique blend of
marine wildlife artist, scientist,
conservationist, underwater
photographer and videographer.
He is also is starring in his third
season of "Portraits From the
Deep" on the Versus network
and the Sunshine Network.
Soon, Harvey will have an


even greater
presence in
the Southern-
most City.

purchased
vacant com-
mercial space
on Greene
HARVEY Street, and
plans to open
one of his themed restaurants
and retail stores there this sum-
mer.
Harvey owns restaurants in
both Marco Island and the
Cayman Islands. His friend and
business partner Peter
McFarland said the Key West
location will be reminiscent of
the two existing Guy Harvey-
themed restaurants.
"We'll have a large saltwater
fish tank. L6ts of fish mounts
on the walls. Lots of Guy's art-
work displayed at the tables
and throughout the restaurant
- all of which is for sale,"
McFarland said. "We want to
offer fine dining in a casual set-
ting, with an emphasis obvious-
ly on fresh seafood and fish."
Harvey plans to expand his
restaurant and retail franchise
to many other American cities
in the coming years, said
McFarland, but Key West was
at the top of the artist's list of
places to initially expand into.
Renovations are under way
at 511 Greene St., the former
location of Big Daddy Conch's,
where Guy Harvey's Island
Grill is expected to open
June 1.


L.A. Times crossword puzzle
"Major Excitement" By Frances Burton Solution In the April 18 Issue of the Keynoter


ACROSS-
1 Art colony town
5 Kicks out
10 Dark brown
15 School dance
.19 1986 Academy
Awards cohost
20 Brook
21 Damning evi-
dence, perhaps
22 Helper
23 I majored in demo-
litions because it -
25 ... archery because
it
27 Busy places during
Christmas season
28 Nut-yielding tree
30 Joins
31 Yup'ik speakers
34 Schumann's wife
35 Have status
36 Like an atrium
37 Coal conveyance
38 Relaxed sound
39 Acad, or coll.
42 It's a fur piece
43 Pat6 de gras
44 Willowy
46 chi
47 Doesn't go straight
48 -Refer to
49 Certain war hero
50 Pulls in
52 Mountain caravan
member
53 ... ornithology _
58 Moxie
59 Cuthbert who
played Kim Bauer
on "24"
61 Condoleezza's
predecessor
62 Holiday decoration
64 Gung-ho
66 Sedate
67 Spilled the beans


68 Ray whom every-
body loves
69 Hardly any at all
70 Rose family shrub
72 Pub orders
73 ... drama just to_
76 Block party? .
79 Dries, as a spill
81 Off-bracketed
word
82 Chinese secret
society
83 So
84 Debtor's marker
85 Way to get in
88 "_ for you!"
89 Flip-flop
90 Picnic intruder
91 Cat or dog follower
92 Razz
94 Cutthroat
95 Market conven-
ience
96 500
97 Give a new look to
98 Zen enlightenment
101 Big rigs
102 Quibble
103 ... dancing to_
105 ... crochet because
I was
110 Specialtimes
111 Kid
112 Instruct a waiter
113 Dancer Kelly
114 Came to
115 Intolerable
116 Quaint oath
117 Team connection
DOWN
1 Folder feature
2 The whole enchilada
3 Handel wrote one
"for the Birthday of
Queen Anne"
4 Lumberyard suppli-


ers
5 Painted leopard
6 Long range in
Russia
7 Runs up
8 Mad Hatter's serv-
ing
9 Cornflower relative
10 Orbs
11 Novelist Jong
12 Nitty-gritty
13 Acct. earnings
.14 Deep down
15 Cheap jewelry
16 Ready to pluck
17 Stench
18 Big Apple team
24 '50s White House
name
26 Main dish
29 Gobble down
31. Blue book entry
32 Kama
33 ... boxing because
it
34 Top dog
35 It's often a foot
long
37 Terra follower
38 Pie nut
39 ... music because it
40 Saddle piece
across from the
pommel
41 Clearly wasn't
pleased
43 Drop a line?
45 Well-grounded
48 Anthropologist's
concern
51 Athletic
53 Follower of Iblis, in
Islamic lore
54 Mendelssohn wrote
a notable one at
age 16


55 Motel victim?
56 Similar
57 Passing bad checks
60 "It's the you can
do"
63 Kind of package
64 Oman's peninsula
65 17-Down fighter
66 Some glasses
69 Took to the slopes
70 Dash
71 Not yet be decid-
ed
74 British racing village
75 Hard to go bare-
foot on
77 Hundredths, of a sort
78 One of Charlie's
women
80 It's Swahili for "jour-
ney"
83 Luther's study
86 Rival of ancient
Athens
87 Confounded
88 Dick
89 Fainthearted
93 Blue?": 1929
song
94 High temperatures
95 Small thicket
96 Singer Della
97 Did some yard
work
98 Slant, as to a spe-
cific audience
99 Flying start?
100 Hard wood
101 MD's "immediate-
ly"
102 Musical finale
104 Red or Coral
106 URL ending
107 "The Matrix" hero
108 Squid's squirt
109 Driver's starting
point


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Keys Arts & Entertainment


Keys Arts & Entertainment Calendar


MUSIC

KEY WEST

Bear Bottom Beach Club:
Sat., Sun., Thurs., Fri. Matt
Avery!

Blue Heaven:
Sat. Bobby DeVito, 6 p.m.

Bottlecap:
Wed. Chief Billy, Robert
Paul, 9 p.m.
Thurs. MacBlues, 9 p.m.

The Bull:
Yankee Jack every day but
Wed.
Jeanie Falcone Wed.,
Thurs., Fri., Sat.
Elvis Bobby J Sun., Mon.,
Tues., Thurs., Fri.
Sallle Foster Mon., Tues.,
Wed., Thurs.
Dawn Wilder Wed., Thurs.
Caffeine Carl Sat. night
40 Foot Sharpie Sun. night
Baby T Mon. night

Carmine's:
Fri. Peter Diamond, Tim
McAlpine, 7:30 p.m.

Conch Republic Seafood Co.:
Mon., Tues., Wed. Don
Middlebrook

Finnegan's Wake:
Thurs., Fri., Sat. Gabriel
Donahue

Green Parrot:
Sat. Caribe, 10 p.m.
Sun. Caffeine Carl & Buzz,
5:30 p.m.


Hogfish:
Sat. Moose
Sun. High Octane
Frl. Terry Cassidy

Hog's Breath Saloon:
Sat. Kenny & Cuda, Scott
Kirby, Deakin & Hog's Breath
Allstars
Sun. Scott Kirby, Deakin &
Hog's Breath Allstars
Mon. Cory Heydon, Scott
Kirby, Deakin & Hog's Breath
Allstars
Tues. Cory Heydon, Deakin
& Hog's Breath Allstars
Wed. Joel Nelson, Deakin &
Hog's Breath Allstars
Thurs. Joel Nelson, The
Massacoustics, Deakin &
Hog's Breath Allstars
Fri. Kenny & Cuda, The
Massacoustics, Deakin &
Hog's Breath Allstars

Irish Kevin's:
Jeff Harris

La Te Da Crystal Room:
Mon. Christopher Peterson,
9 p.m.
Tues. West Side Story, 9 p.m.
Wed. Randy Roberts, 9 p.m.
Thurs. Christopher Peterson,
9 p.m.
Fri. Broadway 3 Ways, 9
p.m.
Sat. Christopher Peterson,
8:30 p.m.

Mangos:
Franko Richmond

Margarltaville:
Sun. Caffeine Carl
Tues. Dr. Zoot


Piano Bar:
Sat. Peter Diamond, Peppy
Pabon, Larry Smith
SSun. Georges Hemund
Mon. Tim McAlpine, Skipper
Kripitz, Larry Smith
Tues. Marilyn Holderfield,
Christine Naughton
Wed. Larry Smith
Thurs. Larry Smith

Pier House:
Larry Smith Fri. through
Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Marilyn Holderfield, Les
Dudley, 9 p.m.
Sun. Dennis Hyland, 9 p.m.
Mon. Skipper Kripitz, Tim
McAlpine, 9 p.m.
Tues. Carmen Rodriguez,
Christine Cordone, 9 p.m.
Wed. Gordy Michael, 7:30
p.m.
Thurs. Gordy Michael, 7:30
p.m.

Red Fish, Blue Fish:
Tues., Thurs. Dave Aaron
Band, 6:30 p.m.

Schooner Wharf:
Michael McCloud & Friends -
every midday but Tues.
Sat. Larry Baeder Band, 7
p.m.
Sun. Calypso Latin Party, 7
p.m.
Mon. Caffeine & Pepper, 7
p.m.
Tues. Raven & Bubba, -
noon; Cory Heydon, 7 p.m.
Wed. Unpaid Bartabs, 7
p.m.
Thurs., Fri. Danny Morris
Band, 7 p.m.


Sloppy Joe's:
Sat. Zack Seemiller, Pete &
Wayne, Marshall Avenue
Sun. Barry Cuda, Bubba
System, Marshall Avenue
Mon. Barry Cuda, Injade,
Animal House
Tues. Brian Roberts, Cuda &
The Sharks, Animal House
Wed. Terry Cassidy, Pete &
Wayne, Animal House
Thurs. Terry Cassidy, Pete &
Wayne, Animal House
Fri. Zack Seemiller, Pete &
Wayne, Animal House

Sunset Pier:
Sat. Huevos Callentes, 1
p.m.
Sun. Huevos Callentes, 1
p.m.
Mon. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Robert Albury & Fritz,
6:30 p.m.
Tues. "Conch Country FM"
live radio remote, 2 p.m.;
Rolando & Frito, 6:30 p.m.;
Joel Nelson, 8:30 p.m.
Wed. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Rolando & Frito, 6:30
p.m.; Raven Cooper, 8:30 p.m.
Thurs. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Robert Albury & Fritz,
6:30 p.m.; Parachute Adams,
8:30 p.m.
Fri. George Victory, 12:30
p.m.; Robert Albury & Fritz,
6:30 p.m.; Raven Cooper, 8:30
p.m.

Virgilio's:
Mon. Lush-US, 9:30 p.m.
Tues. Lush-US, 9:30 p.m.

LOWER KEYS

Boondocks:


Sat. Out of Control
Sun. Gordy & Gllls, 6 p.m.
Mon. Blue Monday w/ Barry
Cuda & Friends, 7 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Thurs. Karaoke,
7 p.m.
Fri. 40 Foot Sharpie, 7 p.m.

Mangrove Mama's:
Sat. Mile Marker 24 Band, 7
p.m.

Sugarloaf Lodge:
Frl. Karaoke
Sat. Terry Cassidy, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Betty Saint

MARATHON

Burdine's:
Fri. Joe Mama, 6 p.m.

Dockside:
Sat. Reifersons
Sun. Florida Straits Band

Lighthouse Cay Club:
Thurs. Joe Mama, 6 p.m.

Overseas Lounge:
Sat. Blue Rock Road, 9 p.m.

Porky's Bayside:
Sat. Rocketman
Sun. Capt. Larry, 2 p.m.;
Dan Sullivan, 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Rick Arra
Tues. Tommy Tunes
Wed. John Bartus & Dave
Howell
Thurs. Capt. Larry
Fri. Rocketman

Village Caf6:
Sat. Bobby Holloway


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Steller, Gogin to
help Kathy's Hope

Saturday, Key West's Kmart
will host artist Jay Gogin and his
team of volunteers in creating
tiles for Kathy's Hope, the new
longer-term facility being built
for women and women with
children recovering from home-
lessness.
Those wishing to participate
in the Senerity Garden being
created by Gogin can do so by
having their handprints incorpo-
rated into the garden tiles.
The community is invited to
stop by Saturday from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. and make a handprint tile
for a $15 donation to Samuel's
House, the not-for-profit organi-
zation heading up the Kathy's.
Hope project.


Moore's 'Broadway'
comes to Waterfront

"Bruce Moore: Broadway or
Bust" returns to the Waterfront
Playhouse in Key West April 22
at 8:30 pm.
After two sold-out perform-
ances in November, Key West's
"Broadway Baby" is back for
one night only as Moore pres-
ents an evening of movie songs
- a streamlined version of the
original "Broadway or Bust" and
a tribute to the music of David
Friedman. Musical direction will
be by the incomparable Bobby
Nesbitt, who will lend his voice
to the show, along with Skipper
Kripitz on percussion and Joe
Dallas on bass.
Moore's recent CD will be
available, and a wine and cheese


reception follows the show.
Waterfront Playhouse is at
604 Duval. For tickets, $35, call
the box office at 294-5015 or
buy them online at www.water
frontplayhouse.com.

Art in the Park
starts Friday

Children ages 5 to 8 are invit-
ed to the Sombrero Beach gaze-
bo in Marathon for Art in the
Park from 3 to 5 p.m. on April
20 and 27 and May 4 and 11,
when they can have fun with arts
and crafts. Parent supervision is
required and early registration is
encouraged.
Stop by the Marathon
Community Park office (by the
tennis courts) to register; call
743-6598 for more.


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Help fill the bowls for needy


Pottery project
helping restock
local food pantry
Simone Lasswell, owner of
Renegade Clay on Stock
Island, invites the public to
participate in a charity event
Sunday called Empty Bowls.
The luncheon is at the Coffee
Plantation, 713 Caroline St., in
Key West from noon until 2 p.m.
Proprietors Diane and Theo
are donating the space and the
soup, Geri LaGotta of Piece of
Cake is donating the bread, and
100 percent of the proceeds will
be donated to the local food
pantry.
The Empty Bowl Project is
simple: Participants create
ceramic bowls, then serve a sim-
ple meal of soup and bread.
Guests choose a bowl to use that
day and to keep as a reminder
that there are always empty
bowls in the world and in our
community.
In exchange for the meal and
the bowl, the guest gives a mini-
mum suggested donation of $15.
Lasswell said she became
interested in the project while


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working at the Craft Alliance in
St. Louis where she first partici-
pated in the charity. In 2006, the
artist applied for and received an
Anne McKee Artist Grant for the
Empty Bowls Project.
Last Saturday, local potters,
both professional and beginner,
came out to the Stock Island stu-
dio to throw and handbuild
bowls. Renegade Clay partner
Pam Bluth, along with Joe
Bachman, Barbara Sabbeth,
Bonnie Foster, Petronella
Benton, H. Doughty, Jane
Grannis, Kathy Mathis and Ann


Simone Lassweil
and other local
potters have
been busy
making bowls
for Sunday's
charity event
that benefits
the Key West
food pantry.


Chemer made more than 50
bowls for the event.
Two well known local artists,
Janet Mueller and Scott Gruppe,
have been busy hand glazing
very large bowls that will be
available for silent auction on
April 15 during the event. Nancy
3. Hoffman, local accordian
player, will perform and invites
all accordian players to join her
for a jam session.
For more information, e-mail
Lasswell at simonefire2004@
yahoo.com.


In brief


Forte's artwork
shows in Key West

The work of Key West artist
Joe Forte is on display at The
Coffee Plantation, 713 Caroline
in Key West, as well as at Grand
Caf6, 314 Duval.
In all, there are 70 paintings,
Forte said, "Paintings I've done
over the past two years, they are
what I refer to as 'high realism
spirit paintings,' not abstract, but
mostly ... five different applica-


tions of strokes and colors most-
ly inspired by the colors I see as
I walk through the streets of Key
West. Paintings form in my mind
and they are painted exactly to
the movements and color bal-
ances I see."

Crafty musicians
play Virgilio's

Skipper's Tuesday night
League of Crafty Musicians and
Marty's Monday World Beat


Night combine at Virgilio's, 524
Duval (in back of La Trattoria
restaurant), in Key West, pre-
senting a jam-band show.
"The Lush-US" is fronted by
Michael Oakland on his little,
aged Martin nylon-string guitar.
Global world fusions meet jazzy
folk- pop in this musical stew,
that is colored and extended by
the soloing of Marty Stonely on
flute and saxes, and the textural
percussives of Kripitz.
Catch the show at 9:30pm
Monday and Tuesday.


Go, greased


lightning


Pink ladies and
T-Birds gather
at Tropic Cinema
Have you been to a movie
sing-along at the Tropic
in Key West yet? "The
Wizard of Oz" and "Sound of
Music" sing-alongs were sold
out events, and with the revival
of "Grease," this one should be
no exception.
"Grease, the Sing-along"
premieres at the 416 Eaton the-
ater April 21 and 22 as a
fundraiser for the Tropic
Cinema, a nonprofit organiza-
tion governed by a board of
directors.
At the Saturday show, atten-
dees will be treated to burgers
and soft drinks with the show
starting at 8:30 p.m..Prop bags
will be furnished and celebrity
hosts will lead the very interac-
tive experience throughout the
evening. Saturday night's hosts
will be from the 801 Bourbon
St. Pub group.
Costumes are encouraged
and a costume contest will be
held before the show begins.
Prizes include a singing
"Sandy" bear in a poodle skirt,
singing "You're the One That I
Want." If you want the bear but
aren't into costumes, raffle tick-
ets will also be sold.
Tickets for event are $25.
The Sunday afternoon show
provides a great opportunity for
young people to enjoy the
event. Targeted for middle and
high schoolers, the only restric-
tion: any adult attending must
be accompanied by a student.
Tickets are $10 and prizes will
be given for costumes. The
show begins at 12:30 p.m.


"Grease... The Sing-along"
is a screening of the classic
Olivia Newton John/John
Travolta film musical in full-
screen technicolor, complete
with subtitles so that the whole
audience can sing along.
The show starts with a vocal
warm-up led by the hosts who
also takes the audience through
their complimentary "magic
moments pack," containing
various props to be used at
strategic points throughout the
film.
Then comes the "famous



'Grease, the

Sing-along'

premieres

April 21
and 22.


fancy-dress" competition in
which everyone who has come
in costume is invited onto the
stage to show off their fantastic
tailoring skills.
The sing-along phenomenon
has become a worldwide suc-
cess, playing in New York,
L.A., San Francisco, Toronto,
Sydney, Melbourne, Dublin,
Oslo, Amsterdam, Stockholm
and others.
Tickets are available at the
Tropic Cinema box office, by
calling 433-4183 or at www
.tropiccinema.com.
Seating is limited.


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Friends And Volunteers Of Refuges uses four symbols for the
four refuges it supports: a Key deer, alligator, heron and sea
turtle. The group is seeking original artwork of sea turtles for its
annual holiday card.


Too early for


Christmas?


Join us For a "Spring Fling" featuring cuisine skillfully prepared by
Executive Chef "Shadow" Henahan. Hosting this event will be
Ravenswood Vintner. There will be 5 courses paired with 5 wines
at the cost of'85 per person (tax included).

j Tuesday, April 17tb, 2007 at 6 PM
Join us inside Butterfly Cafe for a culinary festival '
Reservations are required, as space is limited.
Please call 305-289-7177 for information and reservations.







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Not if you want
your artwork on
FAVOR's greeting
T he Key Deer Bookstore,
operated by the all-volun-
teer nonprofit Friends
And Volunteers Of Refuges
(FAVOR) is seeking artwork for
its 2007 holiday card.
FAVOR has four symbol ani-
mals representing the four
National Wildlife Refuges it
supports.
Last year, original artwork of
a Key deer graced the holiday
card, representing the National
Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine
and No Name keys 2008's
efforts will commemorate the
100th Anniversary of the refuge.
FAVOR is asking artists to
contribute their original images
of Sea Turtles for this year's
card.
Photography will not be
accepted. Art that will appeal to
both tourists and locals will be
S favored. Art must be able to
reproduce well on a standard
card size.
The winning artist's biogra-
phy will be printed in the card.
1;.f Also, whoever's work is chosen


will get 24 free cards, additional
cards at cost and publicity in
local media outlets. FAVOR
will also run a "people's
choice" contest for 6 to 10 run-
ners up.
How to enter:
Print out an artwork submit-
tal form from www.favorflori-
dakeys.com and mail it to
FAVOR Holiday Card Contest,
c/o National Key Deer Refuge
Visitors Center, Winn Dixie
Plaza, 179 Key Deer Blvd, Big
Pine Key, FL 33043. Include
self-addressed, stamped enve-
lope if you wish your original
artwork to be returned.
Artists may also bring their
works to the visitors center dur-
ing business hours.
Deadline: All art must be
received by 5 p.m. July 27. The
winner and runners up will be
notified by Aug. 10.
The winning artwork will be
professionally scanned and
reproduced on FAVOR's holi-
day cards (box sets and singles)
and on store shelves by October.
For more information about
the contest or about FAVOR,
call Alison Higgins, chair-
woman, at 923-1783.


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