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Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: April 18, 2007
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Tax plans come to head

SThe 26th annual Seven
Mile Bridge Run s- Satur-
day -Mrnmig, meaning-the
b -ridge will be closed from
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Page 28). Traveler should
lakr.the closure idto account
wfeie planning theirtrips.

No more warnings
.The warning period is
over, and now citations with
possible fines will:be written
for those accused ofviolat-
iring \ ter-us.e limits, accdd-
ing to the county s chief
code official: See-toor,
Page 2.

Complaint dropped
The artorne for.Upper
Keys Health Care Tax.
District officer Brenda
Beckman says.ihat.following.
a tate investigation, a com-
plaimt against her perform-
ance- filed by a tberi-Monio -
Cointy.Sheriff's. Office pdo .
has been dropped. See story,,
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FolluIing 'AeekI\ of public
h'pc )nid pri'. ak pCr~uLxsion.
Fllorida House Speaker Niarco
Rubin on Tue-da. na-. e\pecred
to hlan hi. E.x-calt li pn n
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Florida House, Senate are far apart
on reforming property levies statewide

Will Rubio have the votes to
get the measure passed out of his
own chamber?
Chances are he does but it
won't be easy.
Democrats, and a few
Republicans, are resisting- his

proposal to utterly eliminate
homesteaded property taxes in
favor of raising state sales taxes
by as much as 2.5 cents.
And state senators annoyed
the state GOP was supporting
Rubio's plan to the detriment of
their own persuaded the party
on Monday to take down the Web

Keynoter photo by DAVID BALL
Florinc Keys Mvosquito Control District Field Supervisor Steve Bradshaw tours the $7.4 million
fociIirv being ouiil in Marathon. The facility is so large that there isn't enough staff to fill all
of the planned offices

How big is too big?

Some question
new $7.4 million
Marathon facility

Boxes of research materials
several feet high surround
Florida Keys Mosquito Control
District Head Entomologist

Larry -Hribar at his crowded
desk. A few microscopes line a
counter and offer little room to'
Here, in an aging Conch
house at the east end of Florida
Keys Marathon Airport, Hribar
studies mosquito biology and
the effectiveness of certain
insecticides as well as possible
carriers of the deadly West Nile

"This is really embarrass-
ing," said Hribar, refusing to
have his picture taken in the
clutter. "We just need more
That will come soon, as
Hribar and about 18 other
Marathon staffers await com-
pletion of a $7.4 million facili-
ty that will include new offices


site promoting the House plan,
"The purpose of the Web site
was to get people to talk about
property taxreform and, now that
all Republicans are in agreement
that we all need real reform, we
decided it had run its course,"
said Jeff Sadosky, a spokesman
for the Republican Party of
See TAXES / 2



too close

Ramrod resident
watches friends
as events unfold

I am a
graduate of
Virginia Tech.
Until Mon-
day, I thought
of that as a
normal thing.
At parties and
BROOKS family func-
tions, the
same two questions always
came up: "So what exactly is a
Hokie?" and "Where is Virginia
Now, however, I'm told very
different things: "I'm sorry to
hear about your loss" and "Was
anyone you know hurt?"
It's an experience I've had
once before, in the days follow-
ing the terror attacks of Sept. 11,
2001. Then, as now, I knew peo-

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of afternoon showers
daily. Winds calming.

Upper Keys
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No more water warnings

Now, citations
for violators
of use limits
Senior Staff Writer

Warnings for water wasters
dried up Monday.
"Now we're in the zero-toler-
ance stages" for water-use viola-
tions, said Ronda Norman, senior
director for Monroe County Code
"There will be no more warn-
ings," Norman said. "Monday
was the magic day for the end of
Monroe County residents
caught watering lawns or wash-
ing cars at the wrong times could
face a civil penalty of $25 or
more, if those ticketed choose to
fight it in court.
An unexpectedly dry 2006
hurricane season coupled with
below-average rainfall since has
put all of Florida below Lake
Okeechobee in what the South
Florida Water Management
District terms a "water-shortage
"The rules are easy to under-
stand and people seem to .be
aware of them, which is great,"
Norman said. "Unless we come

across some absentee owners
with sprinklers on timers, I don't
think we'll see a lot of problems
in the Keys."
No citations had been issued
in unincorporated Monroe
County as of press time Tuesday.
Two warnings, both in the
Upper Keys, were handed out
before Monday.
"One was for using a sprinkler
at the wrong time of day,"
Norman said. "The other was for
using a hose with no cutoff noz-
zle to wash a boat. The water was
just left running."
The Water Management
District imposes the water-use
restrictions, with enforcement
turned over to county and munic-
ipal code officers.
Staff in Key Colony Beach
will cite violators, Mayor Clyde
Burnett said.
"There were some warnings in
the last week or so, but really not
.that many," Bumett said. "It's
been pretty sparse."
Most of Key Colony Beach's
warnings involved property own-
ers who forgot to change the tim-
ing on their automatic sprinklers
before heading north, Burnett
said. "Or they have a landscaper
who hadn't'got around to chang-
ing it."
Key Colony Beach will con-

tinue to water its parks and par-3
golf course by using recycled
water from the municipal sewer
system, one of the first in Monroe
Spending approximately
$400,000 on the water-reuse sys-
tem, approved in 1998, looks
wise now, he said. "We've been
using it for six or seven years," he
Key Colony Beach's sewer
system provides 60,000 gallons a
day of reuse water, suitable for
irrigation but not consumption.
"How much we use all depends
on the wind and weather," he
said. "Some days we use just
about all of it."
The Key West Golf Club
course is the sole customer for re-
use water coming from the Stock
Island treatment plant, club
superintendent Koby Minshall
"Everything we get comes
from the sewer system," he said.
"It's a symbiotic relationship."
Keeping the 18-hole course
watered can take up to 400,000
gallons of reuse water daily, he
said. "None of it comes directly
from the aqueduct."
Water district officials said
they did not have information
available- on any variance
requests from Monroe County to
use more potable water than
allowed under the restrictions.

Tax debate comes to head

TAXES / From I

Now, without the. backing of
the party, Rubio is relying on
organized support from more
than 1,000 angry property own-
ers who were expected to show
up at the Capitol Tuesday to
protest their property taxes.
The timing couldn't be better
for Rubio.
The rally was to coincide with
the first day of debate on the
House property tax bills a
vote is expected today and the
first time the Senate brought its
plan up for a vote in committee.
The full Senate will debate its
tax-cut plan Thursday and vote
Tuesday's rally "was coordi-
nated, shall we say," to coincide
with Miami-Dade Days, said
Jose Cancela, co-chairman of
Floridians for Property Tax

Reform, a group that many sena-
tors view as a third-party mouth-
piece for Rubio.
But Cancela says the group,
which has yet to disclose its
donors, is a coalition of property-
taxpayers who want real tax cuts
rather than the piecemeal
approach of the Senate plan,
which proposes a series of nips
and tucks to the tax code.
Like the House, the Senate
proposes rolling back tax rates
and capping them from growing
in the future. The big difference
in the rollback: The Senate uses
fiscal 2005-06 as a benchmark.
The House has proposed two
dates: 2001-02 and 2004-05. And
the Senate version would not
raise sales taxes.
Both the House and Senate
proposals require a constitutional
amendment to change the tax
To pass that in the House,

Rubio needs 72 of the 120 votes
in the Republican-dominated
chamber. There are 79
Republicans and 41 Democrats
in the House, but two
Republicans are expected to be
absent from the vote because of
For the past two months,
Rubio has dominated the stage in
the property tax debate, having
announced his plan before the
60-day legislative session began
March 6.
But unlike the House-
Republican plan, which boosted
many property owners' hopes of
seeing large cutbacks, the Senate
plan was met with angry e-mails
and organized phone calls from
taxpayers who were expecting
bigger tax savings.
Senators worried that the
House version went too far, and
they preferred a targeted

Keys briefs

Cops strengthening
traffic enforcement

The Key West Police
Department is conducting
what it calls a STAR mnght
(Strategic Traffic Accident
Reduction) Saturday to pro-
mote traffic safety.
The enforcement will run
from 2 p.m. until midnight,
marked by. ani.'creased
police presence.

Due to a reporting
error, Saturday's edition
incorrectly stated the
Marathon City Council's
decision on an ordinance
requiring residents to mow
public rights of way adja-
cent to their properties.
The council pulled the
item off its agenda and
no vote was taken.

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-
Fort Zachary Taylor,
Key West.
Smathers Beach, Key

Keynoter Reporter
David Ball and Fishing the
Florida Keys' Cal Sutphin,
on fisheries issues.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 3




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Keys News

'I didn't foresee it being as immense as it is'


and labs, a meeting room and an
aircraft hangar.
The concrete skeleton has
taken shape along 107th Street
and the whole project paid for
by local taxes is scheduled
for completion by early 2008.
But the facility's actual size
has come as a surprise to some
- including one district com-
At 29,191 square feet, it's
133 percent bigger than the cur-
rent Marathon operation and
includes several offices that will
sit empty until there is more
"I don't want to admit total
stupidity, but I didn't foresee it
being as immense at it is,"
Mosquito Control Board Vice
Chairman Dick Rudell said.
"The size of the conference
room was my biggest shock.
Then when I looked down the
long row of offices I thought,
'How many people are they
going to put in there?"'
District officials say they are
being economical by planning
for future growth. But Rudell

and others worry it could be the
latest instance of government
overspending during lean eco-
nomic times.
"I heard from many people
who've said, 'Have you been
down Aviation [Boulevard]?
Have you seen the size of that
building?"' said Marathon
Councilwoman Marilyn
Tempest, who spoke against the
Mosquito Control District's $23
million budget last fall.
"I need to take a closer look
at the building," Tempest added,
"but I'm certainly going to ask
some questions about the size."
According to district
Comptroller William Southcott,
the district began saving a por-
tion of ad valorem tax funds to
pay for the facility in 2003.
Since then, the district's budget
has grown from $10.8 million to
the current $23.1 million.
District Superintendent Mike
Spoto said plans for the facility
changed only slightly since
inception seven years ago, and
the board approved the project in
July 2006 with a $7.1 million
bid from contractor D. L. Porter.
Design changes pushed the price
up to $7.4 million. The district

bought the land for $1.5 million.
"We've been growing by
leaps and bounds over the years
... but the Marathon staff has
been the same size for a while,"
Spoto said. "Right now, the cost
of materials is going to be less
than five years from now. It
made sense to bite the bullet and
plan for growth now."
Spoto said he'd be able to add

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more domestic inspectors in
Marathon to investigate mosqui-
to breeding areas. A larger labo-
ratory will speed up West Nile
test results, and the large confer-
ence room, which will be used
by the board only four times a
year, will serve weekly training
sessions and could house com-
munity and municipal meetings.
Spoto said a larger hangar
will allow for possible upgrades
to larger planes, and the fact that
it is rated for 150-mph winds
will allow aircraft to stay in the
Keys during storms and begin

Control District
R staff in
Marathon has
offices in an
aging 1940s
Conch home
at the .east
end of the
airport. .
However, some
say the new
$7.4 million
facility may be
too big.

Keynoter photo by

larvaciding immediately after.
District board Chairman
Stephen Smith said he hopes to
consolidate more district opera-
tions in Marathon, allowing a
downsizing of the Stock Island
offices, which are also housed in
a failing facility.
"When the Marathon facility
is complete, there will be no
bonds on it, no money owed,"
Smith said. "At that point in
time, we could probably look at
decreasing the Mosquito Control
budget, but not by reducing any
services we are offering."

Keys briefs

Bike tour delays
Card Sound work

A major bicycle tour this
weekend has caused a delay in
the start of bridge work along
Card Sound Road.
Plans to close the southbound
lane of Card Sound Road at
Saunders Creek Bridge (near
Card Sound Bridge) have been
pushed back two weeks, until
May 1.
Work was planned to start ear-
lier this week. The lane will
remain closed for about two
"The contractors were ready
to go but this was a decision that
was made after listening to the
community," said Patti Jones; a
spokeswoman for the road proj-
The Maroone MS 150 Bike
Tour to Key Largo sends an
expected field of more than 2,000

bicyclists down Card Sound
Road on Saturday.
After an overnight stay at
John Pennekamp .Coral Reef
State Park, the field of bicyclists
in the benefit for multiple sclero-
sis research returns to Miami on
The Card Sound Road lane
closure, necessary for bridge
repairs, will remain in effect
around the clock for about two
months, until late June. The clo-
sure begins May 1.
Work on Card Sound is part of
a year-long, $4.9 million project
to repair and upgrade five bridges
on the Monroe County portion of
Work will include structural
repairs including concrete and
pilings, and new guardrails
where needed. Bridges at
Steamboat Creek, Tubby's
Creek, Mosquito Creek and Card
Sound are targeted for repairs, in
addition to Saunders Creek.


Keys News

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5

43 homes closer to fruition

of the road
is first step

Construction of 43 luxury
homes at the entrance to Key
Haven on Stock Island will be
one step closer today if, as
expected, the county relinquishes
its interest in a local road.
The Monroe County Com-
mission, during its regular meet-
ing at the Harvey Government
Center in Key West, is conduct-
ing a public hearing at 5 p.m. on
renouncing its interest in Key
Haven Boulevard.
The commission meeting
begins at 9 a.m. and is televised
on Comcast Channel 76 and
online at www.monroecofl
Last year, Luhan Limited
Partnership succeeded in garner-
ing a zoning change on 20 acres
that abut the boulevard. The
property had been zoned com-

mercial, but with the strong sup-
port of the neighborhood, the
county changed it to suburban
According to Rick Milelli,
project engineer for the develop-
er, some of the homes will be
btilt on the land now occupied by
the road. However, he said there

Some of the
homes will be
built on the
land now
occupied by
the road.

are no immediate plans to close
the road.
Most of the neighborhood
traffic flows on Key Haven Road.
The boulevard skirts the water-
A 1997 development agree-

ment approved by the state
Department of Community
Affairs limits new development
of the parcel to 43 single-family
homes. Some of them will be
constructed on an adjacent spit of
land named Enchanted Island.
Residents of the neighborhood
have said they've.worried for the
past 20 years that a major com-
mercial development would take
root at the mouth of their upscale
Now, according to the devell
oper's estimates, completion of
the new homes on the parcel will
bring in an estimated $50 million
to $75 million in new taxes while
retaining -the residential
Milelli says there are no build-
ing permit allocations available
for the proposed development
under the rate-of-growth ordi-
nance. The so-called ROGOs are
required by the state for any new
However, Ed Swift, one of the
partners in the development, has
said the Luhan family intends to
shift some existing ROGO allo-
cations from other lots.

For an instant, 'I had my doubts'

TECH / From 1

pie close to the disaster, and
feared for their safety. Then, as
now, I spent time on the phone,
trying to reach friends or family,
trying to make sure everyone I
knew was safe.
'Fortunately, everyone was.
But for the families of the 33
people killed on Monday, that
isn't the case. Their story doesn't
have a happy ending. Their bur-
den won't be relieved. Before, I
was asked where Virginia Tech
Now, thanks to CNN and the
rest of the worldwide media, the
whole world knows where
Virginia Tech is and what hap-
pened there.
I didn't know any of the 33
people who were killed. I might
have sat next to one of them in
class, never knowing what the
future had in store. I might have
passed one of them on the paths
across campus or in the dining
halls on campus. Maybe I even
rode with one of them on the
bus, but, I'll never know that. I
may have never met any of them,

but I still feel like a lost 33 mem-
bers of my family.
I spent four years at Virginia
Tech, and three at the Collegiate
Times, the student-run campus
newspaper. It's surreal to hear
about a disaster involving a
place you know, but even worse
to see friends being interviewed
on the news and our editor in
chief being quoted on
www.cnn.com and inter-
viewed live on television.
Even worse, in the hours
immediately following Mon-
day's mass shooting, a photo cir-
culated on the Intemet reported-
ly of the shooter being arrested
by police.
It was someone I knew a
photographer with the Collegiate
Times, someone I'd worked with
the summer before. Fortunately,
the truth was soon revealed, and
I discovered that someone else
was behind the shooting.
But for one brief instant, I had
my doubts.
Initial reports said only that
the shooter was "Asian-look-
ing," and I feared that my friend-
ship, everything I knew about
the man, might have been mis-

taken. We now know the truth,
but that moment has stuck with
Throughout Monday, I took
calls from people I hadn't heard
from in years, wondering if I was
safe, wondering where I was. I
graduated one semester early, in
December. If I hadn't done that,
I'd still be on campus today, per-
haps even among the victims.
All Monday, people told me
how lucky I was to not have been
there during the shootings, but
now, as I sit here 1,200 miles
away, a part of me can't help but
wish that I was there that I
might have been able to do
something, or at least be there
for my friends, working to report
the story on the scene, rather
than simply calling with mes-
sages of support.
I may have left Virginia Tech,
but part of me is still there, wait-
ing for class, waiting for the last
of my class to graduate.

Editor's note: Keynoter pro-
duction assistant James Brooks
of Ramrod Key graduated from
Virginia Tech in the winter:

According to the development
agreement, the project will be
"linked" to 18 affordable housing
units on Maloney Drive on Stock
Island. According to a county
ordinance, any new development
must offset the market-rate units
with a certain percentage of
affordable units.






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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Keys Opinion


So-called tax relief

won't be painless

Imagine trying to prepare your household budget without
knowing how much money you'll earn this year.
Now imagine doing that without knowing your income for
next year.
That's the challenge facing county and municipal govern-
ments as they wait with bated breath for the Florida Legislature
to make up its mind on tax reform.
House Speaker Marco Rubio wants to do away with proper-
ty taxes and substitute sales taxes. He also wants to cap local
government spending at levels from 2001-02.
Over in the Senate, a counter-measure would roll back prop-
erty taxes to 2005-06 levels, and expand tax relief for renters
and owners of commercial properties.
Differences between the two plans are wider than they might
seem. In fact, squabbles inside the state Republican Party ranks
over which plan to pursue broke out into a bit of a cat fight.
On Monday, as reported by The Miami Herald's Capitol
Bureau, the state GOP removed a Web site that promoted
Rubio's plan after some prominent Republican senators raised
a big fuss.
While lawmakers fiddle with formulas and try to anticipate
the impact of such a sweeping change in the state finances,
most folks out in the trenches realize the gravy train ended and
there will be tougher times ahead.
During budget workshops in the Keys last week, elected
councils and commissions heard that uncertainty about state
tax reforms means budgeting for a worst-case scenario and
then hoping things get better.
Regardless of which plan ultimately emerges, any change of
the magnitude being touted would require a constitutional
amendment. And that process will extend the uncertainty well
past the start of fiscal year 2007-08 on Oct. 1.
And putting these pet theories to a test of the voters may well
prove to be the undoing of some political careers.
Surely Florida Republicans remember what happened when
then-Gov. Bob Martinez proposed to help pay for the state's
rapid growth by taxing services, everything from pet grooming
to advertising and lawyer's fees.
The outcry across the state was so loud, the service tax was
repealed several months later. Oh, and Martinez lost his bid for
a second term.
Tom Lee, a onetime Senate president, once said on the sub-
ject of taxes that no one wants to "lead with our chin."
Out of all that we've read and heard, we like what Monroe
County Property Appraiser Ervin Higgs said in Saturday's
Keynoter: "They're hoping this will get them out of a hole. But
they're just digging a deeper hole."

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Contents copyright 2007 Keynoter Publishing Co.

To save waterfront properties, make them tax-exempt

Loss of marinas and working waterfront prop-
erties is a nationwide problem and yet there is a
very low-cost option that should.be seriously con-
sidered immediately that would both benefit the
community and working waterfront property own-
ers, making it a win-win situation for everyone.
Placing the community deeply into debt and
spending millions of dollars and paying interest
on loans to buy these properties or to enact
restrictive zoning regulations that could be chal-
lenged in court only serves to add to expensive
court costs and legal fees.
The answer is extremely simple: Exempt all
working waterfront properties from all real estate
taxes as long as they operate the property as mari-
nas or as other working waterfront businesses so
the owners can make a decent living and not be
tempted to sell their property.
My plan is to continue to bill the property
owner for the real estate tax, but automatically
waive payment for as long as the property
remains a working waterfront property. But if the
property owner later wants to sell the waterfront
to be used for other purposes, all of the back
unpaid taxes plus 6 percent interest per year
would become due at the time of sale. That's
unless the new owner is going to keep the proper-

ty as a working waterfront and not convert it to
other uses.
If the new property owner agrees to maintain it
as working waterfront property, then in that case
all of the back unpaid real estate taxes would
transfer to the new property owner and the new
owner could also waive paying his property taxes
every year.
The cumulative unpaid amount of unpaid real
estate taxes would continue to increase each and
every year, and eventually it would be an amount
so high that selling the property for another use
would become totally financially unrealistic.
It is true that this plan would cost the county or
municipality the yearly taxes on such properties,
but it is still a far less costly alternative to buying
the properties that then are taken off the real
estate tax rolls forever anyway.
A 10 percent tax can be placed on all water-
front commercial property rental fees (boat slips,
ramp fees, launching fees, storage fees, etc.) to
help offset some of the lost tax revenue. That
sales tax would then be paid by those who would
benefit by the preservation of working waterfront
- the actual users.
Samuel J. Gentile Jr.
Jane T. Gentile
Hazlet, N.J.

Hickory House a boondoggle from the start

I read the bid proposal for the sale of the
Hickory House on Stock Island and I'm not sure
whether I should laugh or cry at the language con-
tained therein.
If I had a suspicious mind, I would assume that
the persons) desiring this property wrote the pro-
posal in its entirety (including the words "99-year
lease" or "must own property no more than one-
half mile from subject property"). Might as well
have added the prospective purchaser's Social
Security number.
When, as commissioner-elect, I asked why we
were purchasing a restaurant, these were the
answers, in sequence, over a period of four
A boat ramp (but we already own the harbor
end of Peninsula Avenue).
Lease the restaurant and let it offset the pur-
chase price (did anyone believe this one?).
It has a valid dock permit for 21 boat slips
(no it doesn't, according to the state).
Somewhere for the people to dabble their
feet ($3 million to stick toes in dirty water?).
A park and beach (where and how? Per
square foot, this would be the most expensive
park and non-existent beach in Monroe County).
By the end of those four weeks, I felt as
though there really was a purpose in buying this
particular property but that only a very few people
were privy to that information. I mentally allowed
nine months for the "real reason" to surface and
voila! It has only taken four months.
However, if my non-suspicious mind is run-
ning amok, and this property was not purchased
with an ulterior motive in mind, then the implica-
tions may be even worse.
We, as a County Commission, spent $3.13 mil-

lion in citizen dollars on a whim, with no plan in
place of how to use the property and no plan in
place how to pay for this purchase. In plain
English, we were careless, ill informed, inept,
negligent and/or totally incompetent none of
which are excusable when committed with public
funds by our county government.
Keep in mind that the Hickory House property,
for any owner and for any public or business pur-
pose, has a fatal and non-correctable flaw. It has
no space for parking absolutely none, and this
was known when the property was purchased.
If it is the will of the commission to sell this
parcel, by all means, we should do so (while, of
course, recouping every dollar spent on this proj-
Commissioner Sylvia Murphy
Key Largo

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Keys Opinion

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Here's a water-saving tip for condos

We have been visiting the Keys for 21
years and try hard to visit at least once
each year. Our last visit was to Marathon
the week of April 1.
As a yearly visitor to the Keys, and
whose family stays in condo-style
accommodations, I would like to offer a
All of the condos we've stayed in
offer room for typically six people.
Notices are posted throughout the condo
asking guests to help conserve water. I
think this is a wonderful idea, but we
end up using the dishwasher at least
twice each day.because all of the condos

only provide dishes and silverware for
six people.
We usually eat at least two meals a
day in the condo. If service for 12 (12
dinner plates, forks, glasses, etc.) were
provided, I would only need to use the
dishwasher once each day. Think about
the savings in not only water, but the
energy and wear and tear on the dish-
My family thanks the lovely people of
the Keys for sharing your paradise with
us. We love visiting.
Amy Daniels
West Columbia, S.C.

Cats would appreciate the support

I would like to thank everyone for
helping the cats. Our fundraiser March
30 was a blast.
Special thanks to Diane Schaffer for
arranging the dancing entertainment
with Theo & Gaines. The dancers were
the highlight of the night. The silent
auction was a success thanks to Ralph
of Marathon Liquors due to his donation
of a fantastic Champagne basket and
other wines he donated.
Special thanks also go to sponsors
Friends of Felines of Wilmington, N.C.,
Dana's AC, Richard Warner Law Office,

Butterfly Cafe, Cristal Clear Title
Agency and Gemini Printing.
Without all of them, we couldn't
have pulled this special evening off.
However, the work is not over. The state
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission is still planning to trap cats
as scheduled and we still need help. All
funds raised will be going to purchase
land needed to save and relocate these
precious cats.
Cindy Wolk
Whiskers & Paws Forever

Everyone benefits from FIRM's work

Anyone who attended the Fair
Insurance Rates in Monroe fundraiser
and jam session March 25 at the
Marathon Moose Lodge will tell you
what a fun-filled day it was, and what a
very successful day it was. We raised
$6,695.75 to help FIRM fight the battle
for better insurance rates.
I would like to mention a few of my
First of all, our Marathon Moose
Lodge and its members, who worked so
hard, volunteered their time, and gave
us a place to have the event at no
Second, the Marine Bank Hospitality
Wagon with Harry Thomas and Bob
Moore cooking hot dogs and sauerkraut
all day, and donating all the proceeds to
FIRM. The Marine Bank Hospitality
Wagon has done so much for different
functions in bur community and I hope
everyone appreciates their efforts as
much as I do. Also a big thanks to
Debbie Morelli and TIB Bank for secur-
ing the money for us that night and issu-
ing the cashier's check the next morn-
Then there are the musicians. What a
great, talented and caring group of indi-
viduals they are. Seems like anytime
they're asked to donate time on their
days off, they are there. A big thanks to

Michael J., Mike Green, Mona, Mickey
Belen, Papa Pete, Crazy Dave Howell,
Ed Mondello, George Logan, Cousin
Mary, Fran Ferralla, Sallie Foster, Turk
Coury, Bob and Fran Newman, and Barb
Hutchinson for being there yet again.
I realize the business community gets
hit time after time to donate to different
functions and benefits, and some of
them are not that far away from needing
help themselves, yet they continue to
dig deep and give as best they can. I've
never seen a more charitable group of
people anywhere.
Of course, then there's FIRM. We all
owe a debt of gratitude to FIRM in its
fight to bring our insurance rates down
in Monroe County, and we need to keep
on supporting them, especially at this
Our great media outlets have done so
much to help bring attention to all of
these important functions, and without
them the wheels of charity just wouldn't
In closing, I have never seen two
individuals give so much of their hearts,
time and labor to something they
believe in as.have Colleen Repetto and
Mary Pridemore with FIRM. They are
two special ladies and I feel privileged
to know them both.
David J. Scott

Going, going... sold!

(OK, to my friends)

Some people feel like a million
bucks. I feel like 250, and pretty
good about it.
That's because heading into last
week's First State Bank Relay for
Life auction for "eligible" guys
and gals at the Hurricane in
Marathon, I was terrified I would-
n't get bid on. Or worse, the bid-
ding would be so low, I would be
bought for some change at the bot-
tom of someone's purse, maybe a
quarter and a dime with a linty
Lifesaver sticking them together.
You'll do fine, a friend told me a

Then it's off to the auction block.
It was decided by chance who gets
slotted where in the bidding. I
think I was fourth or fifth; it went
boy, girl, boy, girl, oy, hell, oy, hell.
Clearly, I was not the only nerv-
ous one.
When host Britt Myers called us
up, he read a bio before opening
the bidding. I'm not sure what he
said, since it was all a blur from the
moment he said, "Larry!"
But here's part of what I gave
him the day before: "He was
named editor of the Keynoter in

few days before: "Don't February 2001." "Larry
worry, some real cool worked for Keys Radio
person will bid at least Group for many years."
$10, and then it will go .-- "He used to be karaoke
up by the penny!" front man for Larry and
Way to boost the con- the Larryettes at the
fidence. Banana Bay Tiki."
Most who know me This would not go
know I'm hardly shy well.
and generally have no Then, someone bid. A
problem being in the i:. ,ai bid!
middle of things as a ...~ The blur got blurrier,
participant, host or and by the end when
cheerleader. But stand- Larry Kahn Britt yelled "Sold!," I
ing on a bar stage with Keynoter Editor was gone for $250,
200 or so people check- around the middle of
ing you out to see if the pack for the guys.
you're worth them parting with OK, pretty good!
their money is not in my job I found out later the Keynoter
description. gals who signed me up won me by
That's why I tried to beg out pooling their money. I love those
when I found out the Keynoter women. Now I just need to figure
ladies signed me up for this cattle out or they do who gets the
call. The payoff could be great date. I figure we can satisfy the
maybe Halle Berry would show up whole affair by me springing for
and decide she must bid on me! their pizza for lunch.
But more than likely, she would- When all was said and done,
n't no one would and there $5,231 was raised for the
would be total humiliation instead. American Cancer Society. The
An hour and a half before show brave souls who put themselves up
time, I was e-freaking out with a for sale with me:
Key Largo friend, and told her I Gals: Kaylee Colvard, Molly
should have employed a strategy to Dyre, Sara Fabian, Danielle Frost,
ensure I would get at least the min- Kristi Mitchum, Melynda
imum $40 bid. Popadich, Greta Vanderlinden and
"Did I tell you I went to. theJoAnn Wagner.
Hurricane the other night, and + Guys: Ben Daniels, Jason
there was a guy there with a puppy, Gray, Steve Harkness, Craig Hill,
so I borrowed the puppy for three Britt Myers, Adam Pfeffer, Mike
hours 'cause girls love puppies? I / Puto, Ted Quinn, Fred Roth, Rick
need to find that guy again." \ Servais and Eric Zann.
She e-mailed back, "You are very A great cause, and a great event.
funny when you are nervous." Next year, if they ask, I'll do it
Then she e-mailed again: "You again. Let the e-freaking out start
bathed, right? Just checking." early.



8 Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Keys News

City looks to get prettier

Officials want
input on effort
to upgrade U.S. 1
Keynoter Staff

The stretch of U.S. 1 run-
ning through Marathon isn't
the most attractive road in the
Keys, say city officials, who
are asking for public input to
help make the highway scenery
a little more pleasant.

A City Council workshop is
scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Thursday at the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office hangar
at Florida Keys Marathon
City Manager Mike Puto
said the pubic is encouraged to
attend and help the council,
city staff and state Department
of Transportation officials
improve the look of rights of
way along U.S. 1.

"I'm hoping some experts
will come and tell us about
native trees, and local land-
scapers can maybe give us
their ideas about what we
could plant for cheap," Puto
The meeting was scheduled
following a discussion at the
Feb. 26 council meeting, where
a traffic consultant gave a pres-
entation that claimed DOT
could possibly fund a majority
of the landscaping if the city
can set up a landscaping com-
mittee to help create a U.S. 1
master plan and then apply to
the department.
Puto said he doesn't want
the city to spend too much
money on beatification, and
doesn't want new landscaping
to adversely impact businesses
along U.S. 1. Also, the council
will have to consider the pro-
posed central sewer system.
"We need to try and do the
best we can to make Marathon
look good without having to
come in an dig [the landscap-
ing] up again to put in sewer
lines," Puto said.

Pine Channel

enforcement starts

Masted boats
prohibited due
to power lines
The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office Marine Enforcement
Officers this week will begin
enforcing a new state law that
prohibits anchoring of masted
vessels in Pine Channel in the
Lower Keys.
For about a month, deputies
will issue warnings to people
who have masted vessels
anchored in the Pine Channel
area. After the grace period,
those warnings will become cita-
tions, punishable by fines of $61.
After the citation is issued, if
the boat is not removed immedi-
ately, the Sheriff's Office will
have the boat towed and the
owner will have to pay to claim
the vessel from the towing com-
The law, Florida Statute
370.028, falls under the Florida
Vessel Safety statute and passed

in October 2006. Its purpose is
to remove masted vessels from
the area so they won't pose a
threat to public safety during
hurricane season.
Masted vessels in Pine
Channel have the potential dur-

Deputies will
first issue
warnings to
people who
have masted
anchored in
the Pine

ing a storm to break loose from
their moorings and become
entangled in the main electrical
transmission line that brings
electricity into the Keys from
the mainland.
In the past, such as during
Hurricane Katrina in 2005, such
entanglements knocked out
power to a significant portion of
the Keys.
"Our goal here is to make
sure all masted vessels be
removed from Pine Channel
before hurricane season
begins," Sheriff's Office Col.
Rick Ramsay said.


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Keys News

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 9

Attorney: Trauma officer cleared

She was accused
of interfering
with patient care
Keynoter Staff

The attorney for Upper Keys
Health Care Tax District officer
Brenda Beckman says that fol-
lowing a state investigation, a
complaint against her perform-
ance has been dropped.
Mike Pandol, then the chief

pilot for the Aviation Division of
the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office, filed the complaint in
December 2004, alleging
Beckman would call mainland
helicopter transports over the
Sheriff's Office's TraumaStar,
which Pandol piloted.
Pandol later resigned after
being suspended by Sheriff Rick
Roth. Earlier the sheriff specifi-
cally instructed Pandol not to
involve himself in the tax dis-

trict's operations. He had
worked with the Sheriff's Office
since 1998.
In his letter, Pandol claimed
there were "dozens of major
delays in trauma victim support
... How many more delays
resulting in the loss of life or
quality of life will [it] take
before the state puts a stop to
Tuesday, Beckman's attorney,
Jack Bridges, sent out a prepared
statement saying Beckman "was
formally cleared of all charges

Ruling due on tier challenge


Monroe County officials may
finally get the go-ahead from the
state to institute a new land-map-
ping system to allocate future
building permits.
County Attorney Suzanne
Hutton, in her report to the
County Commission prepared for
today's commission meeting,
says Administrative Law Judge
Shelby Highsmith will release his
ruling on a challenge to the so-
called tier system May 10.
The County Commission
meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the
Harvey Government Center in
Key West.
The tier system defines vacant
parcels according to the amount
of sensitive vegetation on each
parcel, and awards points toward
permits for parcels that are more
desirable for building: It's written
to encourage limited develop-
ment within existing neighbor-
hoods and along the U.S. 1 corri-
It would replace the rate-of-

growth ordinance that gcvens
how building permits are allocat-
ed based upon how long it takes
to evacuate in case of a hurricane.
Environmental organizations
Last Stand and the Florida Keys
Citizen Coalition filed an admin-
istrative challenge last year after
the County Commission
approved the tier system; the
challenge was heard in March.
The groups allege the system
does not do enough to protect the
Keys environment.
In the meantime, county offi-
cials attempted to impose the sys-
tem by an amendment to the
county's comprehensive plan.
The tier system that was chal-
lenged imposes land develop-
ment regulations; the land-plan
amendments mirror the original
tier system.
The state Department of
Community Affairs in February
officially objected to several
aspects of the land-plan amend-
ments, though DCA representa-
tive Clark Turner told the com-

Keys briefs

Sexual predator
moves to Key Largo

A man designated by the
courts as a sexual predator has
registered with the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office and will
be living in Key Largo, according
to the Sheriff's Office.
Todd Price, 27, under the
supervision of the state Office of
Probation and Parole, has regis-
tered his address as 43 Garden

Cove Drive in Key Largo. State
law requires the Sheriff's Office
to notify the community when a
sexual predator registers in the
Price had been in Florida State
Prison since August 1999.
According to the Department of
Corrections Web site, he served
time for aggravated assault, bur-
glary with assault, intimidating a
witness, burglary of an occupied
conveyance, grand theft and sex-
ual battery.

mission that many of the objec-
tions were routine.
Both the regulatory tier sys-
tem and the land-plan tier system
include maps that show what
properties fall within particular
Among the objections issued
by DCA are 147 changes to the
tier maps made after the maps
were drawn up. Of 300 applicants
who claimed their properties
were misclassified, 147 were
approved for change.
The county has until June 19
to address DCA's objections.

that she had interfered with
patient care."
The attorney Bridges said
made the finding, Reginald
Dixon, didn't return calls for
comment or confirmation.
Beckman is president of the
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Keys News

City moves to annex Christmas Tree Island

Officials want
new source for
property taxes

In an effort to increase prop-
erty tax revenue, the city of Key
West is looking to annex the pri-
vately owned, manmade
Wisteria Island in Key West
Harbor, located about 2,200 feet
northwest of Duval Street.
"You can leave a bunch a
homeless people camping out
there now, or you can develop
and gain the revenue from it,"
City Commissioner Harry
Bethel said. "It's simple eco-
nomics as far as I'm concerned."
The island, better known as
Christmas Tree Island, has the

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capacity to hold 168 dwelling
units, according to a report from
city Planning Director Gail
Kenson, although whether there
building permit allocations to
allow their construction remains
This isn't the first time Key
West has looked beyond its bor-
ders for more property tax
money. In the past, discussion
has centered on annexing part or
all of Stock Island, but those
talks didn't go far.
Assistant City Manager John
Jones said trips have been made
to Christmas Tree Island to
remove the -homeless inhabi-
tants. No trespassing is allowed
on the island, he said.
The first reading of a resolu-
tion for the annexation it
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Commission meeting. The
Planning Department's recom-
mendation: The City
Commission should pass the
ordinance for the potential rev-
enue the city could gain.
The name Wisteria Island
comes from the myth that the
remains of the U.S. Coast Guard
lightship Wisteria are buried
beneath the island, which is also
known as Christmas Tree Island
because of its abundance of tall
Australian pines.
A 1967 dredging project to
make way for naval submarines
created Christmas Tree's neigh-
bor, Sunset Key, formerly
known as Tank Island, according
to Monroe County Historian
Tom Hambright. Christmas Tree
Island formed from continuous
dredging projects over time, he
Christmas Tree Island was
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acres of upland and 150 acres of
bay bottom surrounding the land
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multimillion-dollar houses.
The Bernstein family owns
Christmas Tree Island, which is
considered unincorporated
Monroe County. The property
was first purchased in 1952 by
Paul E. Sawyer.
In 1967, F.E.B. Corp., of
which Benjamin Bernstein was
the principal, acquired the land.
Bernstein was regarded as a
prominent real estate developer
in Key West and Stock Island.
Finally, in 1972, the
Bernstein family purchased the
bay bottom from F.E.B. Corp.
They have owned the land since,
despite one Rhode Island devel-
oper's attempt to morph it into a
handicapped-friendly island.
Birds such as snowy egrets,
little blue herons, ibis and great
white herons inhabit the island,
along with threatened or endan-
gered plants such as bay cedar,
sea lavender, joewood and black

Christmas Tree Island's cur-
rent tax assessment is $235,659.
Jones said he is unsure of
how the parcel would receive
electrical and sewage services,
though the city staff report says
speaks of a "combination of
alternative energy as well as the
installation of a prime supply
generator." As far as sewage is
concerned, Bernstein has sug-
gested a mechanical treatment
Jones noted the city wouldn't
see the tax revenue it desires if
the state Legislature eliminates
property taxes, as is being dis-
cussed by lawmakers in
"The taxes would generate a
lot of money," Jones said. "But if
the state eliminates the ad val-
orem taxes, then there wouldn't
be any advantage."

Coral 'farm' growing

And the results
are apparent at
Western Sambo
Associated Press

On a night of fierce winds and
savage waves, the freighter Miss
Beholden started taking on water.
The 142-foot ship was 5 miles off
Key West, carrying 20 tons cargo
of candy and cigarettes, and
straining against what later would
be called the No-Name-Storm.
With water pooling inside the
ship, the captain feared it would
sink. So to save the crew, he ran
the ship aground.
Fourteen years later, scientists
from the Florida Aquarium in
Tampa are still trying to repair
the damage caused that night -
not to the freighter, but to the del-
icate coral reef it smashed into.
The scientists have nursed
dozens of tiny coral fragments in
a lab in Ruskin, and transported
them to Western Sambo Reef in
the Keys.
It's all'part of a complicated
experiment to find a new way to
save Florida's vast coral reefs,
which lately have been dying
from everything from shipwrecks
to pollution to climate change.
The idea is to grow coral in labs,
kind of like fish farms, so they

can be returned to their natural
settings in Florida's struggling
coral reefs.
The project has its roots in a
conversation about the state's
coral that Ilze Berzins of the
Florida Aquarium, who heads the
project, had with Craig Watson
from the Tropical Aquaculture
Laboratory in Ruskin, and an
official from the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary.
They developed a plan: Take
some tiny 'bits of coral from a
construction site in the Keys.
Study the coral in a lab, watch it
grow, make sure it's healthy. And
then find a way to return it to the
wild in hopes that it will flourish.
After obtaining government
grants, she and colleagues stud-
ied the coral and developed
health certificates for the tiny ani-
mals a way of determining
whether they were healthy
enough to be put back in the wild.
Scientists from the University of
South Florida, Florida Atlantic
University and Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota have
assisted in the research.
Everyone in the project
stressed that growing coral in
"farms" and placing it in the wild
is a complicated process that may
take years to accomplish and
study. But they have high hopes.


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keys News

Keynoter photo by ALYSON CREAN
TAX DEADLINE: In the old days, long lines at the post office
in mid-April meant a lot of last-minute tax-return filers. In
the era of electronic filing, however, most customers at the
Winn-Dixie postal branch in Key West were sending
packages. Certified public accountant Henry Allen says
he braved the lines to mail out extensions for his clients.


-Although the likelihood of
contracting a mosquito-borne EL(S
disease is minimal, you shouldn't expose yourself
or your family to mosquito bites.
For more tips and current info on mosquito control in
your area tune in to Florida Keys Mosquito TV on
Wednesday Channel 19 at 7 p.m.
Problems or questions? Call (305) 292-7190.

Plant offer gets cool response

Private utility:
It can save
monthly costs

Officials with a private utility
in the Lower Keys say they can
save taxpayers as much as $5.6
million, but some county officials
are skeptical.
"My first impression is: Not
interested," County Commis-
sioner George Neugent said. "I
don't think they could write an
agreement tight enough for the
county to get involved again."
KW Resort Utilities Inc. last
week sent a letter to the Florida
Keys Aqueduct Authority pro-
posing the use of its existing plant
to process effluent from the Big
Coppitt, Rockland, Geiger Key
sewer project.
The Aqueduct Authority is the
state-appointed public utility
charged with overseeing con-
struction and maintenance of
sewers throughout most of unin-
corporated Monroe County.
Neugent says a controversial
south Stock Island sewer project,
which resulted in a grand jury
investigation and acrimony

between residents and KW
Resort Utilities, left a bad taste in
his mouth.
The county partnered with the
utility to sewer 1,500 Stock
Island homes in 2003. The $3.9
million project was a problem
early on when Neugent accused
the private utility of switching
plans to cut costs. The grand jury
found that the County Com-
mission failed to obtain a detailed
contract with the utility.
FKAA Executive Director Jim
Reynolds says the plans for the
Lower Keys project are 90 per-
cent complete. In August, the
County Commission approved
the purchase of a Rockland Key
parcel for a new sewer plant to
serve the entire vicinity.
"It's confusing," Reynolds
said of KW Resort Utilities' pro-
posal. "We really haven't had a
chance to analyze it; there's not
enough information."
KW Resort Utilities owner
Bill Smith said in his proposal
that the utility could connect
most of the Lower Keys to his
plant for $6.3 million, compared
with what he said would be a $12
million bill if the Aqueduct
Authority builds a new plant.
However, Reynolds said

Smith's numbers are a little
skewed. For example, he noted
$1.8 million that Smith added
into the county's expense for a
"reclaimed water-force main" is
actually funded by a federal grant
and not part of the county's cost.
KW Resort Utilities spokes-
man Bill Barry said a recent
upgrade of the company's sewer
lines improved its capacity.
"The benefit is really for the
users," Barry said. "Monthly
sewer bill savings for residents
can be up to 50 percent of the cur-
rent or anticipated rates by avoid-
ing the construction of a second
sewer plant for the Lower Keys."
According to Smith's propos-
al, KW Resort Utilities would
charge $27 per month while the
FKAA rate will likely be more
than $35.
"The last direction we
received from the County
Commission," Reynolds said,
"was to proceed unless we get an
offer we can't refuse."
The Aqueduct Authority
looked- into buying the KW
Resort Utilities sewer plant last
year and offered $8 million after
an appraisal came in at $7.8 mil-
lion, according to Reynolds. The
utility dismissed the offer out of
hand, he said.

DOT plans U.S. 1 work


Construction on the eastbound
lanes of U.S. 1 on Stock Island
has some commuters fearing the
worst. But Florida Department of
Transportation officials say
they're unfounded.
"The South Roosevelt project
is slated for completion some
time this summer," DOT spokes-
man Brian Rick said. "There will
be no overlap when the project
begins in earnest."
DOT is hosting a public meet-
ing Thursday at 5:30 at the Key
West Baptist-Church on Stock
Island to talk about the project
that will likely close one lane of
traffic headed out of Key West.
The resurfacing will affect the
only road off the island for an
estimated nine months. Rick said.
It's slated to begin in July 2008
and be complete in March 2009.
South Roosevelt Boulevard,
which skirts the south end of Key

West and provides the only
access to Key West International
Airport, has been under construc-
tion for nearly a year.
Construction currently reach-
es through the busy intersection
with Flagler Avenue, extending
almost to where U.S. 1 veers off
to Stock Island. When finished,
the stretch of road will be wider
and higher, meaning it will be
less likely to flood.
Rick said resurfacing the
stretch of road on Stock Island
will make the road safer.
He said Thursday's meeting
"is to make people aware of
what's coming up. The more peo-
ple that attend, the better, because
they're getting their information
* He says DOT has not had pub-
lic opposition to the project, even
though lane closures could hamper
people's commute to the Lower
Keys at the end of the workday.

County Commissioner George
Neugent said DOT ought to be
looking at Stock Island's overall
traffic flow
Each morning, traffic bogs
down on Stock Island and resi-
dents complain that it takes sev-
eral changes of the traffic light to
get through the Maloney Avenue
"They ought to be figuring
some way to provide traffic relief
through that intersection for
ingress and egress," Neugent
said. "With all of the proposed
development out there, it will
continue to make the traffic jam
in front of the golf course worse."
Rick says the work is just rou-
tine and will not address traffic.
Lane closures are scheduled
during "non-peak traffic hours,"
according to the DOT's project
The informational meeting
runs until 7:30. The Baptist
Church is at 5727 2nd Ave.,
Stock Island.




Keys News

Public art goes on sale


Take a spin down bustling
Truman Avenue from Bay View
Park to Duval Street in Key West
and you'll see paintings of flora,
fauna and comets hanging from
aligning light posts a little
touch to add a blast of color and
Bahamian flavor to the moped-
ridden street.
But it may surprise many peo-
ple and artists to hear the
pieces are for sale.
"I'm totally opposed to selling
them," said artist Dick Moody,
who did the painting of the comet
as well as a metallic shark on
College Road. "I think it's a terri-
ble thing. They [the banners]
should be hung up next year."
Moody added that he didn't
know the banners were for sale
until recently.
However, Frank Graner, chair-
man of the board for the city's Art

in Public Places program, said he
hopes money the organization
can receive through the sales can
fund future art projects.
The works are for sale via
silent auction on the city's Web
site, www.keywestcity.com.
"We're desperate to raise the
money at this point," Graner said.
The 14- original pieces, all
done by Keys residents; feature
compositions of pelicans, paint-
brushes, cockatoos, spirit dolls,
flowers and butterflies. Spelled
across each painting is one com-
mon slogan, "Island of the Arts."
Graner got the idea for the
decorative banners when he
noticed similar displays hanging
in West Palm Beach.
The banners, painted on
tough, weather-resistant
Sunbrella fabric to stand the test
of hurricanes, have been up for
auction since the start of the

month and aren't getting the
attention they deserve, Graner
Only one painting has
received an offer so far. The
desired painting displays a chick-
en holding an umbrella and a
couple of baby chicks in a game
of tug-of-war over a worm.
"I couldn't believe it," said
artist and Key West resident of 28
years, Joseph Ravenscroft. "For
one thing, I am Key West's most
famously unknown artist."
Art in Public Places spent
$8,200 to display the pieces, and
is now hoping to at least make
that money back. The minimum
silent bid is $200.
According to the city Web
site, the silent auction will come
to a close by April 30, but Graner
hopes to keep them up longer to
give more people a chance to bid.
For more information, contact
Vivian Perez at 809-3844.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 13

Come ,for

-OCWur Local Youth!! |


Where Does The Money Go?
Donations from 25th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run 2006
SMarathon Youth Club ....................... ..$1,100.00 M HS Girls Soccer ..............................51,200.00
'i M HS Cross Country ............................ 1,200.00 M HS Boys Soccer ............................. 51,300.00
. M HS Cheerleaders ............................. 1,200.00 M HS Athletic Dept ...........................51.000.00
SIsland Christian School ......................... $1,100.00 Stanley Switlik Head Start ....................... $1,000.00 |
, Grace Jones Day Care ......................... $1,000.00 Stanley Switlik Wannado City .....................51,500.00 ,I
SCoral Shores Cross Country ..................... .$ 850.00 MVCT-Ball ............................... $ 200.00
MHSSoftball ................................. $ 200.00
Marathon Fire & Rescue ........................$ 850.00 MHS Softball ................................ $1,200.00
Monroe County Explore Cadets ................ .$1,000.00
Marathon SK8 Club ...................$.........$ 950.00
SMHS Girls' Volleyball ...........................$1,400.00 Marathon 8 Club ..........................$ 950.00
Switlik summer Rec. Program ....................1,200.00 Relay for Life .................................$ 500.00
^ SwitliSk Summer Rec. Program .................... $1,200.00
SMHS Football ............................... $1,200.00 Florida Sheriffs Assoc. for Youth .................. $1,000.00
MHS Project Graduation ........................$ 500.00 Big Pine Athletic Assn. .......................... 950.00
: MHS Tennis ..................................$1,200.00 Stanley Switlik log-A-Thon 2006 & 2007 ...........$2,800.00 I
SSouthernmost Runners Club ................... $ 750.00 Stanley Switlik Head Start Program ............... .$ 500.00
Community Co-op Pre School .................... $ 850.00
L; MHS Swim Team ............................. $1,400.00 Total Donations .............. ...... $31,225.00

26th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run
(Registered Rummers Only!)

Saturday, April 21st, 2007
7 Mile Bridge will be closed from 6:45 A.M. 9 A.M. Saturday, April 21... Please plan ahead

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Keynoter photo by JESSICA MACHETTA
HONK FOR CATS: Pat Meredith and Valerie Eikenberg
protest Sunday at U.S. 1 and Key Deer Boulevard on Big Pine
Key. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is preparing to remove
feral cats from the National Key Deer Refuge because of
predation on endangered species. Not shown are Jerry
Dykhuisen, Dana Wagner and Joan Rinyu, also protesting.



14 Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Keys News

Keys obituaries

Chicago Tribune crossword puzzle
"Point/Counterpoint" By the Bushmans Edited by Wayne Williams Solution in April21 L Attitudes.

Charlotte Garrigan
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born Aug.
GARRIGAN 18. 1926 In
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.chlldren she was a graduate
of the UCenitrslry f Art wifthe
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degrees in Mduatlreon
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kr,:,r fori 30 hears She r nrea
t. rlarath rn in 19G75 She
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alth Century 21 Heart of the
Ke'S until her retirement
and Hughrs. arrioan i uriga
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earrig, n rl ureen EllenM

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and HuFh T3Orr7s 0Grrigor
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near F. a rothan r
f'..lemoral d, lDon tion can be
mode to HnosplD e of the FI'rl:d
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To..ernler FL 33070

Sally Smith
Sall, Morle Srrithr of
r.larothior, ile,-. April I I
She v..3.: b,_orn Iin
Joct.sonollle 1I C on.: ,voc a
rest,.-lent at M.'rothl n for O40



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She was preceded in death
b,' her husband Ralphl Smith
together. the', onecd IMalne s
Yacht Harbor Club The' aIC.
were krno.vn for their donation
of land cfr the Coco Plum
location ci Marie s Bird
Mrs Srmith Ilo.'ed g.Clf gar-
dening and spending good
timries laughing with fomll, and
She is sur i /ed by her
daughter Sondra Chan ers
(Albert Guzman) of Marathon.
son John Kehightlv Jr of
Jackson'.vlle i C (forrrmerl. or
Marathon brother Eugene
Fisher (Pegg.) cf Jacks.on.jvile
several nieces and nepheA,,.
three grandchildren and one
Memorial d::notlors can be
n-aoje to. San Po3bl Cothollic
Church or Hospice of the
Florida KeY-.
A .Mo.ss ir celebration or her
life ,ill be held at San F'-bl,'
Cathillc Crurch in Mlarath.o,n
at 1 I a m Thursdo.

Solomon Jones
Solo.mo.n Sonn-, A. J,.cnes
75 lded r.'lrCh 30 at hic hirnme
in IM.orothonr
Ivlr Jones .3as a lona-time
resident of the Middle Keys
V.lewinaQ nd service .ere
at St Paul c AME Mlethodlst
Church on 4Ist Street ..ith
Pastor t.1aor C 1/Valker oficiot-
Ing Burial toiio..'ed in the Key
Wi/est Cemetery
Arroincaements ',.ere han-
diea b. Costillo & Thurstor'i
':e ..' Wei t 1.:rtuor,' and
Crematlorn Center

1 Flats and pumps
6 Beginning of a play
10 Latin bears
15 Pack away
19 Make contact
20 "Blue Horses" artist
21 Banquet
22 Jason's sailing ves-
23 Accurate
25 ...or not
27 Sky lights
28 In the past
30 Songs sung to
31 Half a fly?
32 Surreptitious record-
35 Fifth element
36 Agree (with)
37 Weapon used in a
39 St. official
43 Toned
48 ...or not
51 Midday
52 Gratifying
53 California raisin
54 Affirming shout
-55 Odds & ends
56 Chance(upon)
58 Husky comment
60 Wind up
61 Plus
63 Stead
64 Teased
67 Close
70 ...or not
74 Cheer on
75 DEA agent
76 Fancy very much

77 Mineo of "Rebel
without a Cause"
80 Prince Valiant's son
81 Thatched resi-
84 Angelina Jolie
movie, "_
85 Paper name, briefly
87 Band with a heavy
90 Shrinking Inland sea
91 Plumlike fruit
92 Secret
94 ...or not
96 Fair stall
97 Pike or lance
99 "Magnet and
Steel" singer Walter
100 for the sky!
103 Mir, basically
106 Pink Floyd's Barrett
109 Scooby-Doo or
113 Kareem Abdul
Jabbar's alma
114 Empty seat
116 Endearing
118 ...or not
120 Zenith
121 PC data pieces
122 Where Moses float-.
123 Unique
124 Marsh grass
125 Put forth
126 Gaelic of the
127 Harry Potter cast

1 Ermine's alter ego

2 Wagner of the
3 Bizarre
4 Parrot
5 -Williams paint
6 One of a Latin trio
7 Natty Bumppo ride
8, City on the Adige
9 Grace under
extreme pressure
10 Eerie sighting
11 Whistle blowers
12 Sure things
13 Sports turf type
14 Imaginary sub-
15 "Bewitched" witch
16 Like most folk mus.
17 Folklore baddie
18 Frying places
24 Lasses
26 Organic com-
29 MPG monitor
33 Overhaul
34 Sound asleep?
36 Wholehearted
38 Prompt
40 Willing
41 Candid
42 Peddle
43 "Newsboy" painter
44 Signal interference
45 Bone cavity
46 Eyelike
47 Make old coins into
new ones
49 Studio sign
50 Strong suit
53 Grippe
57 Cot or crib
59 Disaster relief grp,
62 Biological cate-

64 Tippler's debt
65 Jockey Eddie
66 Real name behind
68 Hurl
69 Accolade
70 Jack Sprat's no-no
71 Cry of success
72 Bobble
73 Removed, editorially
75 Japanese drama
77 Much-used pencil
78 Florence flooder
79 Italian beach
81 Court docket
82 Court rapper
83 Stylish
86 Sold out
88 Flirtatious missive
89 Very, very soft, in
93 Butler of fiction
94 Maiden turned Into
a spider
95 Fierce-looking pri-
98 "The Simpsons"
101 Pueblo block
102 Flower part
104 Mrs. Cliff Huxtable
105 English nobles
106 Cut stubble
107 Bumpkin
108 Reside
109 Paraphernalia
110 Meet event
111 Salinger heroine
112 Constantly
115 Organ knob
117 Ballpark fig.
119 "Gidget" star




Keys Business

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Key, briefs

Ocean Reef adds
chef Gilchrist

Damian Gilchrisi has
been named as executive
chef at the Ocean Reef Club
in KeN Largo.
Gilchrist comes from
New Orleans, w here he
owned and operated
Damian's Restaurant and
Caterng LLC. a bistro-style
restaurant offering multi-cul-
tural cuisine and gourmet
He holds an associate's
degree from the Delgado
Culinary Institute and pre\i-
ously worked at hotels
throughout New\ Orleans
including the Fairmont.
Windsor Coun and
Pontchartrain hotels before
beine named execunve chef
of the DoubleTree Hotel
Lakeside Nei Orleans.
The Ocean Reef Club is
at 35 Ocean Reef Dri.e in
Ke\, Largo. Call 367-5894
for more.

Register for state
pre-paid college

The Florida Prepaud
College Plan is opening new\
account for residents.
throughout the state 'A ho
w ant to start sa\ ing now, for
their children's future higher
Starting v. ith as little as a
$25 per month automatic
bank withdrawal or a $250
initial deposit, a parent.
grandparent or friend can
sign up with the Florida
College In\e mlent Plan.
Tax-free savings % ill accu-
mulate in that plan for a
child's future use while
attending any accredited
public or pri ate university .
college or technical school in
the country.
Neither the owner nor the
beneficial must be Florida
residents. The\ are required
to be U.S. citizens or resl-
dent aliens \ with a Social
Security number.
To enroll or for more.
Sisit www.florlda529plans

Nye staying 'In Touch'

business competing,
with BellSouth
Keys Sunday reporter

Protection Plus, a Key West
provider of fire alarms, security
systems and telephone services,
has expanded its customer base
to more than 3,000 clients in
Florida with the recent acquisi-
tion of Cudjoe Key-based In
Touch Communications.
Formed by Tom Gordon in

2000, In Touch Communications
specialized in providing phone
network sales, installation and
service to approximately 150
businesses and municipal agen-
cies in the Lower Keys and Key
Protection Plus President
Brad Nye said former In Touch
Communication customers need
not worry about any interruption
or change in service.
"It will be a seamless transi-
tion," Nye said.
Gordon, a Florida Keys resi-
dent since the mid '90s, said a
desire to be nearer to his two

children and six grandchildren in
southern Maryland has led him
to sell his company and leave the
"I wasn't going to leave until
I had somebody to take care of
my customers, who have really
grown to be good friends of
mine over the years," he said.
"I've worked with Protection
Plus before, and I was
The existing staff of 23 at
Protection Plus will be expanded
to accommodate new customers
created by the acquisition. The
purchase of In Touch

See NYE / 17

Michael Stewart (left) and Andrew Nyugen have created a unique summer tapas menu for the
caf6 room at Square One Duval.

Stewart opens Tapas Caf6

Square One is
expanding menu
for summertime
Square One owner Michael
Stewart has opened the Tapas
Caf6 in Duval Square just in time
for summer.
Diners tend to eat lighter in
summer, Steward said, and so he
and Executive Chef Andrew
Nyugen decided it was a perfect
time to make better use of the

caf6 room to provide a different
dining experience, inside and out.
The concept of tapas, Square One
style, fit the bill.
Tapas generally implies small
portions, shared with friends, and
the opportunity to select different
flavors. Traditional tapas dishes
reflect their origins of Spain and
southern France.
Square One's tapas concept
presents more global tapas cui-
sine, providing the opportunity to

sample around-the-world flavors.
At the Tapas Caf6, portions are
larger than traditional tapas pre-
sentations and the full bar is
available instead of a limited
wine and beer selection.
Square One's Tapas Caf6 pro-
vides an option of dining outside
or in the newly renovated side
room. Its recently painted mango
colored walls are adorned with a
rotating gallery of Jo Cooper's

See TAPAS / 17

Mosquito Net's Brian
Shaknaltis says his firm's
outdoor-misting system
kills biting insects and
keeps them away.

Mosquito Net
87899 Overseas Hwy.

The track record of
Mosquito Net', outdoor
insect-control misting system
speaks for itself, said owner
Brian Shaknaitis.
"WVe'\e intalled about
200 s stems o\er the last t o
\ears. If the customer isn't
satisfied. we'll pull it out
Shaknaitis said. "They're all
,till there. Not one has conic
hack out."
The timed nusting s\ stem
consists ot a pressurized tank
that feeds a net-work of hoses
and nozzles. \ which spray a
compound based on
pyrethrum, a repellent occur-
ring ndturallN in tlnoers.
"It kills and repels bugs."
Shaknaitis said at his
Plantation Key office. "It's
completely harmless to chil-
dren and animals. and virtu-
all maintenance-tree."
One tank and network
easily a co'er rtpical South
Florida yard. he said.
Base cost for a Mosquito
Net system starts around
$2.500. The technology, has
been in use for more than a
"It's not the cheapest solu-
tion, but we're con\ inced it's
the best solution for South
Florida." Shaknaitis said. "'It
lets people enio\ their yards
without being binen by mos-
quitoes and no-see-ums. "
Installanon is aalable
throughout Florida. Visit
om or call 853-7118.

- Y I


16 Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Keys Business

Lobster Monster Corp.
201 20th St. Ocean Lot #8
Marathon, FL. 33050

Special Continues into April!
Fresh medium Stone Crab claws . ~
Only $9.00 lb. .
(Minimum 5 lb. bag) -

Cell: 305-216-5362 PH: 305-289-4300 (Leave message)

Madhavi Gunda,MD, FACC
Board Certified Cardiologist

91550 Overseas Hwy, Suite 215
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9507, Tavernier, Fl 33070


Accordion Roll-up Clear Panel

ISLAND 05-664-900

New Home Construction, Remodeling & Additions
Pools, Patios & Landscape Waterfalls

John Eeslinger k.
0,o (General Contractor
51651 Overseas h" iiis Isfamorada, Florida

Fausto's carrying ChicoBag

Grocery bag
is compact
and reusable
Floridians use enough
plastic bags in one year to
circle the earth at least 42
times, Greener Miami
And Fausto's Food
Palace, 1105 White St. and
522 Fleming St. in Key
West, is offering a
resourceful alternative to
the age-old question
"paper or plastic" the
ChicoBag, a light-
weight reusable shop-
ping bag that easily
fits into a pocket.
The- ChicoBag is
now being sold at both
Fausto's locations.
"Fausto's sells canvas bags,
net bags, and now we're happy to
introduce the island. to the
ChicoBag," said Alton Weekley,
Fausto's general manager.
"We've sold 50 bags last week
This year marks the 30th
anniversary of the plastic shop-
ping bag, Weekley said, and in
that short period of time world-
wide consumption has reached
an estimated 500 billion to 1 tril-
lion plastic bags per year. It's
estimated the average American
uses somewhere between 300 to
700 plastic shopping bags per
"Key West is known for its
environmental-conscience, and
the ChicoBag is a great way to


put that awareness into action,"
Weekley 'said, especially sur-
rounding Earth Day activities.
Other statistics show that in
Florida alone, nearly 5 billion
plastic bags are used annually,
and if tied together, the annual
consumption of plastic bags in
Florida would circle the earth at
least 42 times. Additionally,
retailers in the U.S. spend an esti-
mated $4 billion on their plastic
store bags, passing the costs on
to consumers.
The consumption of plastic
bags has created pollution, easily
spotted as wind-blown litter, and
significant resource consump-
tion. Advocates for- green living
say reusable bags help to limit
these problems.

Fausto's is urging Keys resi-
dents to kick the single-use dis-
posable bag habit.
"The problem with other
reusable shopping bags is that
they are generally too bulky to
carry in your pocket or purse and
therefore are forgotten and not
used," said Andy Keller, inventor
of the ChicoBag.
Keller's ChicoBag is made of
lightweight rip-resistant nylon
and is modeled after the typical
disposable plastic shopping bag.
When not in use, it folds into its
tiny internal pouch, which has a
hook that can be attached to a
key chain, backpack or belt loop.
For more, call Fausto's at
294-5221 or visit www.chico

y*ws briefs

AT&T launches
grant program

The AT&T Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc.,
has launched its 2007 AT&T
Excelerator competitive technol-
ogy grant program.
In its sixth year, AT&T
Excelerator will provide $9 mil-
lion to regional and local non-
profit 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. Collabora-
tions by two or more organiza-
tions will be considered for
grants up to $50,000 for one year.
To qualify, an organization
must emphasize education, com-
munity development, health and
human services, or arts and cul-
ture. Money may be used for data
communications services, hard-
ware, software, technology train-
ing, personnel and application
Interested organizations can
apply at www.att.comlexcel
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 slat-
ed 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 Hwy. in
"A taste of Marathon" and a
chance to win cruises are offered.



Keys Business

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 17

Network is growing

NYE /From 15

Communications marks the third
such acquisition for Protection
Plus since it formed in 1997.
The company acquired Big
Pine -Key-based Barron
Communications in March
"Our clients love the fact that
they can rely on one company to
service virtually all of their secu-
rity, life safety and communica-
tions needs," he said. "We're
going to continue to look for
ways to expand our business and
services internally and through
Protection Plus is also prepar-
ing for the launch of a new
phone, Internet and TV service
under the name Engage
Communications. Nye promises
to give communications con-
glomerate BellSouth a run for its
money once the new company is
unveiled this summer.
Most customers will save as
much as 30 percent on their
monthly phone and Internet bill
by switching to Engage
Communications, Nye said.
Engage Communications was

initially expected to be opera-
tional by September 2006, how-
ever, a change in construction
plans delayed the company
launch to this June. The compa-
ny's central office was planned
for Stock Island, but Nye decid-
ed to build in Key West instead.
The Stock Island location
was nixed due to concerns about
running the company's main
fiber optic cable across Cow
Key Channel. With its opera-
tional base in Key West, Nye
said Engage Communications
would reduce the risk of having
critical infrastructure damaged
during a hurricane or flood.
"We're really excited about
the launch of Engage
Communications. People are
calling us every day asking us
when they'll be able to switch
over," Nye said.
Meanwhile, Gordon said he
will launch a phone service com-
pany similar to In Touch
Communications in Maryland
when he moves there this month.
"I've had a lovely time in the
Keys, with all the boating and
diving and fishing and every-
thing else, but it's time to do
something else," Gordon said.

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TAPAS /From 15

S"The tapas menu is available
Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to
10ish," Stewart said.
Tapas are a tradition found all
over Spain, where the word
"tapas" literally means cover, or
lid. It's believed that tapas origi-
nated in restaurants and bars
when a slice of bread or meat was
served on top of one's glass of

wine, perhaps to keep bugs out.
Creative servers and chefs began
to expand on the idea of an edible
lid, leading to moder-day tapas.
The trend is growing in the
United States, where diners can
choose to eat a little or a lot and
try various menu items at one set-
Square One and the new Tapas
Caf6 are at 1075 Duval in Key
West. Call 296-4300 for more.

Keys briefs

Lower Keys chamber
meeting April 24

The Lower Keys Chamber of
Commerce's general monthly
meeting, April 24 from 6 to 8
p.m., is hosted by Membership
Vice President Cindi Dolberry
of Preferred Properties, and is
sponsored by Keys Energy
The meeting at the Lower
Keys Property Owner Associa-

tion on Bogie Road, Big Pine
Key, will be catered by
DobaLu's with meatloaf,
mashed potatoes, vegetables,
and cobbler.
The guest speaker is Jackie
Harder, owner of Key
Dynamics and Key Largo
Chamber of Commerce presi-
dent, who will speak on team
building and coaching for
Cost to attend is $15. Call
the chamber at 872-2411.

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vas briefs

Doctor addresses
AARP Thursday

Dr. Bernard Ginsberg
will talk about the new
shingles vaccine %when he
addresses the Upper Ke\ s
AARP Thursday at the
Key Largo Ci ic Club,
mile marker 100.
The session is from 2
to 4 p.m. Also on the
agenda are updates on the
program for ,eniors in
Monroe Count\ still need-
ing hurricane repairs. and
reports on the Senior
Information Fair and the
Older Americans Advisor\
For more information
contact Pam Martin at
53- 0907.

Mariners hosts
town meeting today

Upper Keys residents
are invited to a town-hall
meeting at Mariners
Hospital. mile marker
91.5. at 5:30 p.m. today.
Light refreshments w ill
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
Lansdcn. surgery. chief;
Dennis Rainwater. resi-
dent of the medical staff:
and Stan Zuba. medicine
chief. The evening will
conclude with a question-
and-anw% er season.
The session is free.
However, reservations ale
required. To make a reser-
vation, call 434-3400.

Youth group
auction Friday

St. Peter Catholic
Church on Big Pine Key
holds its annual .outh-
group auction and dinner
at 5:30 p.m. Friday. There
will be prizes, dinners.
trips and more available
for bidding.

at the former
Sue M. Moore
School (above)
in 1956 would
eventually be
the third class
to graduate
from the then-
new Marathon
High School in
1960. An
alumni reunion
is underway
this week.

Photos courtesy of

Back to school at MHS

200 former
Marathon students
to attend reunion

Hundreds of pamphlets, fly-
ers, mail-outs, name lists and
scrapbooks filled a room at the
Sombrero Beach home of Bettye
Chaplin, who has been working
to put on the biggest class
reunion in the .history of
Marathon High School. And it
starts today.
"When we started, we didn't
think anybody would come,"
said Chaplin, who has helped the
Marathon Alumni Association,
organize two other reunions over
the past 20 years.
"I just assumed, since most
people were here for only a few
years during high school, they'
wouldn't care," she continued.
"But they were here during the
most impressionable periods of
their lives. We are all getting
older, and we wanted to do this
while we still can."
Chaplin expects nearly 200
people to participate in reunion
festivities that run from today to
Sunday and honor the first 10
Marathon High graduating class-
es from 1958 to 1968.

With the old high school being replaced by new buildings, the Marathon Alumni Association
is hosting a reunion of the first 10 graduating classes from 1958 to 1968. Pictured is the Reunion
Working Committee of (front from left) Robert Knight, Janice Turner Paul and Rose Diezel; and
(rear from left) Mike Puto, Jim Chaplin, Beth Anderson Cormier, Mary Sadowski Guerin, Carl
Paul and Bettye Bateman Chaplin.

Those first 10 classes con-
tained some of Marathon's most
recognizable graduates, Chaplin
said, including names such as
Martin-Vegue, Konrath, Green-
man, Sadowski, Rabito, Schmitt,
Puto and, of course, Chaplin.

However, Chaplin said those
graduates were a lot easier to
coordinate with than the many
others who've left the Keys.
"At the last reunion in 1991,
more than 50 percent of the peo-
ple were still living in Florida.

Now, it's less than one quarter,"
said Chaplin, who contacted
alumni from Las Vegas to the
Cayman Islands to Australia.
"The women are the hardest

See REUNION / 19

Keys Living

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 19

Taste of Key West returns to waterfront

April 30 event
is a fundraiser
for AIDS Help
Those eager to immerse
themselves in the flavors of
Key West can indulge their
appetites during the 12th annu-
al Taste of Key West, set for 6
to 9 p.m. April 30.
The open-air gala tradition-
ally features mouth-watering
temptations such as Caribbean-
influenced cuisine and fresh-

off-the-boat local seafood,
accompanied by a selection of
wines from around the world.
As well as the flavors of the
island city, the culinary cele-
bration demonstrates its caring
spirit the feast is a benefit
for Key West's AIDS Help Inc.
More than 50 local restau-
rants are expected to showcase
their chefs' specialties, while
wines from more than 100
wineries and vineyards are to
be provided by National

Distributing Co.
The event is to take place on
Key West's Truman Waterfront,
located at the end of Southard
Street overlooking Key West
Those attending can expect
to sample a wide range of dish-
es including gourmet delights,
indigenous seafood, casual tid-
bits and decadent desserts.
Admission to the Taste of
Key West is free. Attendees can
purchase food and wine tickets
for $1 apiece and commemora-
tive wineglasses for $6 each

Events range from breakfast to fishing

REUNION / From 18

to find because they change their
names, but we've found just
about all of the men." Chaplin
said. "The Internet and e-mail
has made it a lot easier."
Some notable names won't
be there, following the passing
of alumni such as John Allen
Kaelin, J.C. Wells, Charles
Russell, Don Cotner and
Suzanne Holding, to name the
most recent.
But to fill out the party and
make it a more encompassing
event, organizers have invited
others who attended Marathon
High School and the earlier Sue
M. Moore School but didn't nec-
essarily graduate.
Events start today with regis-
tration at Tranquility Bay Resort
(the old Buccaneer, as some
alumni will remember) from 1 to
5 p.m. A supper at Jim and
Bettye Chaplin's house will fol-
low from 5 to 9 p.m. at 400
Corte Del Brisas, near Sombrero
On Thursday, a meet-and-
greet breakfast runs from 9 to 11
a.m. at Keys Fisheries, followed
by a Spirit Catamaran trip from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then a
seafood buffet back at Keys
Fisheries from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Friday begins with a brunch
and art show at San Pablo
Catholic Church's Parish Hall
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and ends
with the big reunion "Super
Fest" at the Marathon
Community Park from 4:30 to
10 p.m., featuring the Fabulons
Dance Band from Fort
Another breakfast starts

Charles Russell is on
several alumni who w
remembered during

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Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Marathon Community
Theater. Then back at the
Community Park, guests can
enjoy barbecue and more music
from 4:30 to 10 p.m.
The festivities end Sunday
with a goodbye party at
Sombrero Beach from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Chaplin said guests can also-
schedule tours of the new
Marathon High buildings just
For more information, call
Bettye Chaplin at 743-3109,
David'Hutchinson at (727) 726-
6711 or Nancy Lowe
Hutchinson at (772) 283-3017.


prior to tasting the featured
dishes and vintages. Tickets are
then exchanged for beverages
and "tastes" that typically cost
between three and seven tick-
Tickets and wineglasses can
be purchased starting at 5 p.m.,
and the event gates open
promptly at 6.
Abundant free parking is
available at the Truman
In addition, free shuttle serv-
ice between selected Key West
locations and the Truman
Waterfront is to be provided by
the Old Town Trolley. Trolleys

are scheduled every 30 minutes
throughout the evening, with
service beginning at 5:30 p.m.
at the Pier House Resort &
Caribbean Spa, 1 Duval St.
Other stops are the Westin Key
West Resort, 245 Front St.; the
Crowne Plaza La Concha, 430
Duval St.; the corner of
Simonton and South streets;
and the Casa Marina Resort,
1500 Reynolds St.
Plans call for the last trolley
to leave the Truman Waterfront
at 9 p.m.
For more information about
Taste of Key West, call AIDS
Help at 296-6196.


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Writer Keith
signs book Friday

Key West writer June Keith
will read from her newest
book, "Ultimate Postcards
From Paradise," at 8 p.m.,
Friday at the Voltaire Book
Store at Fleming and Simonton
The columns are collected
from her eight-year span of
newspaper column writing.
Keith has lived in Key West
for 30 years and chronicled her
many and varied jobs, friends,

observations and impressions
of the island. The book is an
update from her original
"Postcards from Paradise,"
published in 1996.

Switlik 'rounds up'
students on Friday

Stanley Switlik Elementary
School in Marathon has its
annual kindergartner roundup
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday
at the school. The session is for
parents to get familiar with the
school and teachers.

.. . TV

The Monroe County School
Board broadcasts educational
television on Comcast Cable
Channel 78. Following are this
week's highlights.

Today, Thursday
7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the
Mysterious Material.
8: History and Music with
the National Symphony
9:. School District
10: National Gallery of Art:
Adventures in Art.
10:30: National Gallery of
Art: Master of Illusion.
11: Primary Sources:
Library of Congress.
11:30: Primary Sources:
Adventure of the Mind.
*, Noon: The World of
1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
Dan Gutman.
1:30: Meet the Author:
Fred Bowen.
+ 2: NASA Science Files:
The Case of the Mysterious
3: A Musical Journey:
Imani Winds.
4: Learning Math/Teaching
5: School District an-
+ 6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Teacher Talk: An
Inside Look at Florida
7: Jazz: Jason Moran and
the Bandwagon.
8: Telling Stories: Jon.
9: A World of Chemistry.
10: Learning Math/Teaching

11: PAEC Tuesday Teacher
Training: Learning Environments.

+ 7 a.m.: NASA Science
Files: The Case of the Radical
8: Telling Stories: Jon
+ 9: School District
10: National Gallery of Art:
Of Time, Tombs and Treasure.
10:30: National Gallery of
Art: Winslow Homer: The
Nature of the Artist.
11: America On the Move.
Noon: The World of
1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
Fred Bowen.
1:30: Meet the Author: L.
M. Elliott.
2: NASA Science Files:
The Case of the Radical Ride.
+ 3: History and Music with
the National Symphony
4: Learning Math/Teaching
5: School District an-
6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Teacher Talk: An
Inside Look at Florida
7: Young Jazz Musicians
with the Billy Taylor Trio.
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Keys Living

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 21

'People's House' gets audit

Crist champions
solar energy for
Sunshine State
Associated Press

It only took one governor to
screw in an energy-efficient
compact fluorescent light bulb.
And they're no joke: They use a
quarter of the energy of tradi-
tional bulbs and last 10 times
Hoping to set an example for
energy consciousness, Gov.
Charlie Crist on Friday installed
an advanced light bulb and
encouraged a million Florida
homes to put solar panels on the

Taking a stroll through what
he likes to call "The People's
House," Crist heard energy
experts from Tallahassee
Utilities provide an energy audit
on his 13,000-square-foot man-
The verdict: Despite an elec-
tric bill that runs between $4,000
and $6,000 a month and some
insulation that needs patching
up, the governor's mansion is an
example of energy efficiency,
the auditors said.
Crist encouraged all
Floridians to get an energy audit
to learn how their homes can be
as efficient as possible. And he
said he wants to lead by exam-
ple, stressing the use of solar
power in the Sunshine State.
Some panels can heat hot water,

while others take sunlight and
turn it into electricity.
"Solar is something I've
talked about last year during the
campaign and I think it's really
important, when you can, to lead
by example," Crist said. "We are
the Sunshine State so it occurs to
me that using the sunshine in the
Sunshine State is just smart."
A study released this week by
Environment Florida showed
that in 2005, 40 percent of the
nation's carbon dioxide emis-
sions which scientists say are.
the main culprits of global
warming were produced by
electricity generation. Roughly
80 percent of Florida electricity
comes from burning fossil fuels
such as petroleum, natural gas
and coal.

A SUCCESSFUL RELAY: The 2007 Middle Keys Relay for Life, held Friday and Saturday at
Stanley Switlik Elementary School, raised $153,374 for the American Cancer Society,
organizers say. Here, participants and cancer survivors make their way around the track.

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'Goddesses' convene
for 6th straight year

A group calling itself the
Upper Keys goddesses has its
sixth annual Goddesses in the
Garden Party April 29 at a five-
acre estate in Key Largo.
The past five years, it's raised
$75,000. Proceeds benefit The
Breast Cancer Fund, a nonprofit
organization working to eradi-
cate environmental and other
preventable causes of the dis-
ease, and the Cancer Foundation
of the Florida Keys, a nonprofit
organization whose mission is to
support and sustain Keys citi-
zens affected by cancer by offer-
ing emotional support, educa-
tion, referral and financial assis-
"Goddesses" can attend
holistic workshops, participate
in interactive presentations, visit
new-age vendors or relax by the
bay. Activities include acupunc-
ture, aromatherapy, facials,
reflexology, massage and an
arts-and-crafts project.
A catered luncheon and good-
ies are included in the $53 ticket
price. Tickets are available at the

Artistic House of Beauty, Garrett
Wellness & Chiropractic,
Kitchen and Bath Specialists and
Paradise Yoga, or by calling Liz
Stebbins at 451-4346.

Miracles course
set for Coco Plum

A group taking a course in
miracles meets- on Wednesdays
at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Avenue D,
No. 15, off Coco Plum Drive in
For information, call Harolyn
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Keys briefs

TOPS weight group
forms in Marathon
TOPS (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly) now has a chapter in
TOPS is a not-for-profit
weight support group that
helps members lose weight
through shared experiences
and resources in nutrition and
exercise. Meetings are at 4:30
p.m. Monday at Kirk of the
Keys Presbyterian Church in
For more information, call
Alice at 289-8403 or Laura at

Graduation plans
are starting to gel
TJe Project Graduation
2007 Committee of Coral
Shores High School has start-
ed planning this year's gradu-
Project Graduation is an
adult-supervised drug- and
alcohol-free evening immedi-

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ately following graduation
ceremonies. Entertainment,
food, music and dancing fill
the night, capped by breakfast
the following morning.
The goal is to create a fun-
filled graduation celebration
without the usual worries.
Anyone who wants to
donate toward the event can
call Cristina Guernica at 451-
2226 or (305) 297-5365, or
Mary Trzeciak at 451-3518.

Church has weekly
men's breakfast

The First Baptist Church on
62nd Street in Marathon holds
a men's Christian's breakfast
.each Thursday at 7 a.m. Call
George at 731-4072 for

Deer group offers
two scholarships
The Key Deer Protection
Alliance will again this year
present two $500 college
scholarships to deserving stu-
dents, one each at Marathon
High School and Key West
High School.
To be eligible, a student
must submit an application
documenting school perform-
ance and asserting a plan to



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mental science, school. Questions and requests
Application forms are for additional information
available from the college and should be directed to Jerry

Dykhuisen, a guidance coun-
selor at Marathon High, at
289-2480, Ext. 55311.

A WHITE HOUSE EASTER: This group from the Middle Keys got in on the action of the
annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn due to some connections with
an organizer. Here are (rear from left) Olivia Manz, Brittany Messinger and entertainers the
Jonas Brothers; and (front from left) Zoe Manz, Hannah Messinger and Cassie Manz. First
Lady Laura Bush read them a story, and one of our girls helped handle the animals at the
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Physician Harkness
talks on Thursday
Dr. Stephen Harkness from
Fishermen's Hospital is the
next speaker in the medical
center's free Lunch and Learn
He'll talk about hernia
health from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday. For reservations, call
Dianne Wietz at 289-6207.

fresh fruit smoothies and dirt
cups made with Oreo cookies.
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 admission to Crane Point,
10 percent discount in the gift
shop, quarterly newsletters and
discounts on all Crane Point
Call 743-3900.

lulne rPoint MIIUIRk
Earth Day Saturday Church is hosting
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Crane Point Hammock in
Marathon celebrates Earth Day
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
booths, healthy food choices,
music and outdoor activities
will take place at the Middle
Keys nature preserve and are
included with regular admis-
sion 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 demon-
strate fishing techniques and
participate in catch-and-release
fishing off the point.
There will be food available
including tabouleh, falafel,

muniniy %frK Ullbb

What are called "Friends
and Family" cardiopulmonary
resuscitation 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.

Garden club plans
spring plant sale
The Key West Garden Club
has its spring plant sale set for
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at
the West Martello Tower, at the
foot of White Street. For more
information call 294-3210.

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TASTY EVENT: Antony Green (left) and Kalange Vassell from Cristiano's Catering barbecue
jerk chicken as part of Sunday's Taste of the Islands, a fundraiser for the Marathon Business
and Professional Women's Club community programs. About a dozen restaurants and a
few thousand people turned out to the Key Colony Beach City Park under cloudy skies.

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The Educational Coalition for
Monroe County has two Wendy
E. Tatgenhorst Scholarships to
award to two graduating
Marathon High School students.
They are competitively award-
ed and available to senior-year
students who show a desire to
improve their community through
involvement in education, music
or environmental education and
awareness, and have the desire to
seek higher education.
A $1,000 scholarship will be
awarded to a future Florida State
University student and a $1,000
scholarship will be awarded to
any student seeking higher educa-
tion. Students can see Marathon
High's college counselor for an
For more information, call
Christina at 743-6215.

Holocaust program
takes stage Sunday

With live drama, photographs
and cultural music, an original
student-created production sets
the stage for an Upper Keys pres-
entation about the Holocaust.
Coral Shores High School
drama students bring "Can You
Hear Them Crying" with stories
of the Holocaust to a heart-

wrenching reality. They have per-
formed it to silent peer audiences
and now offer it for public view-
ing Sunday in the Coral Shores
Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m.
A $5 donation is requested at the
"Can You Hear them Crying"
is a Holocaust Memorial produc-
tion designed and performed by
students in Tracy Dobson's drama
class, and was made possible by a
partnership of Monroe Youth
Challenge Program and a Florida
Learn and Serve grant.

Toms Harbor
cleanup Friday

The Dolphin Research Center
is sponsoring a roadside cleanup
to collect discarded trash,
monofilament fishing line and
other debris at the bridge over
Toms Harbor Channel, mile
marker 60.6, Friday from 4:30 to
6 p.m.
All participants should wear
clothes, hats and shoes that can
get wet or dirty. The Dolphin
Research Center will supply trash
bags, water, bug repellent, gloves
and cutting tools.
Participants should meet at the
parking area on the south end of
the bridge on the oceanside. For
more information, call Julie
Bradford at 289-1121, Ext. 232 or
Megan Mertsock at 289-1121,
Ext. 209.

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FIRST COMMUNION: Ten young people receive their first communion on Holy Thursday at
St. Peter Catholic Church on Big Pine Key. At the ceremony are (rear from left) Monsignor
John Hossan, Diane Bleich, Lee Thompson, Father Tony Mullane, Richard Horwell, Gino Rihl
and deacon Bill Rich; and (front from left) Skyler Haynes, Christopher Brown, Phillip Hughes,
Matthew Age, Dylan Victory, Noel Rihl, Lauren Forsythe-and Megan Cassidy.

26 Wednesdav, April 18, 2007

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available at ALL Monroe County Tax

Offices, at all Keynoter locations, the

Upper Keys Reporter Office and all of

Monroe County libraries.


County Subscribers can receive their

copy of the tax rolls (at no charge),

by contacting the Marathon office of

the Keynoter at (305) 743-5551 or by

faxing us at (305) 743-9586.

Real Estate Tax Rolls Published on:

Wed., May 9th, Wed., May 16th, &

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Saturday, May 12th

Call (305) 743-5551

Key deer refuge
hosting students
The National Key Deer
Refuge is seeking volunteers to
help with its Keys Kids in
Nature program.
It's a half-day environmental
education field trip program on
the refuge, held over the course
of a week. The programs are
with fourth-grade classes and
take place behind Sugarloaf
School. It's scheduled for May
8 to 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch is provided.
A three hour on-site training
course to orient volunteers to
native trees and the simple
activities will be held May 5
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone
interested in helping can call


"Friends & Family"
will be held monthly
April 25th
1-5 pm
1700 Von Phister
Key West Church
of Christ
Call 296-3331
to reserve your spot.
There is a $10 cost
for booklet.
Knowing CPR
will save lives...

Jim Bell at the refuge visitor
center at 872-0774.
Keys Kids in Nature is a
multi-disciplinary program that
combines science, math, read-
ing, writing and art correlated
to state education standards.

Yin yoga comes
to Middle Keys

Nancy Curran of Key West
and Cape Cod, Mass., is bring-
ing yin yoga to Marathon
Sunday morning.
Yin yoga offers an opportu-
nity to bring a balance to the
yang energy offered in most
yoga styles. There will be time
for sharing and questions, as
well as a bit of yang poses to
bring balance to the morning.
The session is set for the
Lighthouse Cay Club (formerly
Sombrero Resort), 19
Sombrero Blvd. Call Curran
Nancy at 296-7352 for more

Hospital offers
Applications are now avail-
able for Fishermen's Hospital

Auxiliary scholarships.
Those Interested in an edu-
cation in the medical field can
apply. Applications can be
picked up at Marathon High
School or the hospital. The
deadline for completed applica-
tions is May 1.
For details call Dolores
Larson at 743-4881.

Sauce contest
cooks on Sunday

The southernmost chapter of
ABATE (American Bikers
Aimed Toward Education) has
its annual pasta-sauce cook-off
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at
Coconuts, mile marker 30.
All cooks are welcomed to
enter their best pasta sauces.
There is no entry fee, but
advance registration is
required. Call Dixie at 797-
Entrants need to bring 7 to
10 gallons of sauce warm and
ready to eat. ABATE will pro-
vide the pasta.
Everyone's welcome to
attend the eating and judging
event. The cost is $5 per per-
son. Live music will be provid-
ed by Michelle Dravis.

JUST MARRIED: Elaine Marie Sweet married Kyle Harris
Mason March 17 at St.-Francis-in-the-Keys Episcopal
Church on Big Pine Key. James Mason, father of the
groom, performed the double-ring ceremony. Matron of
honor was Monay Markey. Best man was Tom Markey. The
bride is a ranger at Bahia Honda State Park. The groom is
a state law enforcement officer. They live on Big Pine.


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up, send an- e-mail to
uufkw@yahoo.com or call 296-

Pennekamp speaker
to address club

The Key Largo Civic Club's
next monthly meeting is set for
6 p.m. April 24 at the club, mile
marker 100.
A pot-luck dinner starts at 6

The Social Concerns p.m. followed by a short gener-
Committee of the Unitarian al meeting. Then a speaker from
Universalist Fellowship of Key John Pennekamp Coral Reef
West has a speed-dating event State Park will talk about the
set for the Marriott Waterfront coral reef and other natural
Hotel, 3031 N. Roosevelt Blvd., resources. The public is invited.
Key West, from 2:30 to 6:30
p.m. May 6. Writer,
Speed dating is like adult Writer, fiddler
musical chairs, where 25 visit Keys church
women are seated at assigned
private tables, and then every Writer Nancy Ruth Davis
four minutes 25 men circulate and fiddler Lilli Vincenz from
from table to table following Arlington, Va., will entertain at
the bell or cues of a coordinator, a free evening of stories and
At the end of 125 minutes, all music April 26 from 5:30 to
25 men and women would have 7:15 p.m. at the Metropolitan
had the opportunity to meet Community Church, 1215
each other, have a brief but Petronia St., Key West.
pleasant exchange or ask a few Davis will read her stories
questions, about Yugoslavia, Egypt and
At the end of the event, America. Vincenz will play
matching interests are notified swing, blues, old-time,
by an envelope containing Scandinavian dances and rag-
names of those who might want time. For more information, call
to meet again or during the the church at 294-8912.
social hour.
After that, a 45-minute social
period around the pool is
designed to share food and PLAN AHEAD
drink, and give participants e Bi Run
another opportunity to enjoy 7 rig
Cost is $25, with proceeds B IDG E CL
going to local charities. To sign


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FILTERING KNOWLEDGE: Ninety second-graders from Key Largo School visited the Florida
Keys Aqueduct Authority's J. Robert Dean Water Treatment Plant in Florida City April 13 to
see the source of the Keys' drinking-water supply and learn more about the importance of
conservation. Here, they check out the filtration process. They also learned how raw water
from the Biscayne Aquifer is treated before it begins its journey through 130 miles of pipe
all the way to Key West.



A pre-election Canvassing Board meeting regarding the May 15, 2006, Islamorada,
Village of Islands Special Election will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2006, at 2:30 p.m.
at Islamorada, Village of Islands, Fire Station 20, 81850 Overseas Highway, Second
Floor, Islamorada, FL.
Beverly Raddatz, MMC
Village Clerk

El jueves 26 de abril del 2007, a las 2:30 p.m., se celebrar una reunion preelectoral
de la Junta de Escrutinio acerca de la elecci6n especial del 15 de mayo del 2007 en el
Municipio de Islamorada, Village of Islands, en Islamorada, Village of Islands, estaci6n
de bombers 20, 81850 Overseas Highway, segundo piso, Islamorada, FL.
Beverly Raddatz, MMC
Secretaria Municipal
Published 04/18/2007,The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33070 beverly.raddatz@islamorada.fl.us


Keys briefs

Animal shelter
plans spay day

The next Key Largo Animal
Shelter free spay day is April
27. Call Marsha at 451-0088 for
an appointment.

Singles invited
to speed dating



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Wednesday,April 18,2007

eys Sports & Outdoors

er briefs

Soccer tryouts
twice this week

Key West Soccer Club rr--
outs for boys born from 1993
to 1997 v.1il be held from
5-30 to 7-30 p.m. Thursday
and from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday behind Key West
High School.
The trtouts. conducted b\
travel team coach Ale\
Yano ych. %\ill also be at the
same times April 24. 26 and
28. For more information.
call Yanov.ch at 305-304-

New 5K benefits
Wesley House

The Diamonds
Intentional We-lev House
Cinco de Mayo 5K RunWValk
is planned for 8 a.m. May 5
Ithe Kids. One Mile Fun Run
will start at o i.
The ne%\ Key West e ent
is coordinated b6 BW\
Promotions and Wesle.
House Famil\ Senrvces.
The course \%ill start and
finuh near Salute Restaurant.
going through the scenic
\ ateifront of Hlge Beach
uid Atlantic Boulev ard.
Registration is $20 before
Mla\ 5 and $25 on race da%,.
For kids under 15. the enri\
fee is $10: for those under 12.
it's $5
Erntr forms can be picked
up at \Wesle House centci,,.
Diamonds International.
Salute Restaurant and local
fimess centers.
The registration booth \\ill
be open outside Salute. 1000
Atlantic BldJ Nla\ 4 from 5
to 7 p.m.; and race da. [fom
7 a.m. until the race starn.
You can also register
online at www.active.com
or www.keywestspecial
Proceeds benefit Wesle\
House Famil Serv ices, a
not-for-profit organization
se\n ing children and fanmlies
throughout Monroe Count>
through several conununity
support services.
For more information, call
Barbara Wright at 296-71S2.

Seven Mile

Bridge run

is Saturday

1,500 to storm
Keys' longest span
for 26th year

The Seven Mile Bridge Run
has made it over the quarter-
century hump as it enters its
26th running Saturday morning,
with some 1,500 runners
expected to traverse the Keys'
longest span.
The run will close the Seven
Mile Bridge to vehicular traffic
from 6:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The Seven Mile Bridge Run,
which does not count toward
standings of running's, govern-
ing bodies, has become a wildly
popular event as it gives partici-
pants the thrill of running a
course entirely suspended over
where the Atlantic Ocean and
Gulf of Mexico converge.
The event began when the

Local community searched for a
unique way to christen the new
Seven Mile Bridge span that
connects the middle and lower
keys. The first race was run in
May 1982 before the new span
was open to vehicles.
Since then, the race has
grown in popularity- and been
showcased on CNN, ESPN and
various other national news out-
lets. Last year, a Boynton Beach
couple re-enacted their marriage
proposal at the top of the Moser
Channel hump.
The race standings have been
dominated the past two years by
North Carolina resident Jason
Bondar, who last year won with
a time of 34 minutes, 32 sec-
onds. The record is 32:59, set in
"I still have a fear of bridges,
but the last two years have been
a bit therapeutic," said 35-year-

See RUN / 29

Team is 15-8
after also
beating Canes
Keynoter Contributor

As the ball-skipped around
in dim, faraway center field, a
little toward right, Frankie
Ratcliff was well on his way to
second base with no intention
of stopping anytime soon.
He wheeled around second
and headed toward third, with
everyone at Rex Weech Field
knowing that a possible inside-
the-park home run was unfold-

Ratcliff pounded around
third and headed for home as
coach Miguel Menendez
waved him on with a windmill
motion. The relay from the out-
field was on the way. The
catcher was set. The ball
arrived and so did Ratcliff, div-
ing across the plate and adding
another layer of orange dirt to
his already soiled uniform.
Safe, ruled umpire Rocky
Josh Free, whom Ratcliff
had driven in, was the first to
congratulate the sophomore
second baseman, and then the


Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
Coral Shores pitcher Holly Given rounds second while
keeping an eye on the ball in the Hurricanes' District 16-3A
Tournament opener. The Canes fell, 14-13.

Another one-run

killer for Hurricanes

Lady Canes
bounced from
the district
Senior Staff Writer

The Curse of the One-Run
Game bit the Coral Shores
Lady Hurricanes one last time
Coral Shores was eliminated
from the District 16-3A
Tournament when Ransom
Everglades scored in extra
innings for a 14-13 first-round
It was the sixth decision by
one run for the Canes this sea-
son. Five were losses.
"With more experience and
maturity, we get rid of the silly
little mistakes," co-coach Mike
Young said. "Then we win all
those one-run games instead of

losing them."
The back-and-forth game
baffled coaches Paul Grewe
and Young, since the Canes (4-
10) held Ransom Everglades
scoreless for six straight
innings Friday to close the reg-
ular season with a 7-5 win.
In Monday's tournament at
Coral Shores, 10 errors "and
another one could have gone
either way," Grewe said -
erased a solid 13-hit offense.
"Our bats were not the prob-
lem," Grewe said. "You make
that many errors, it's tough to
beat anybody."
Errant throws, missed
grounders and dropped balls
dogged the young squad and
left them unable to hold a lead
over the visiting Raiders.
Ransom took an early 2-0
lead but Coral Shores rallied
See CANES / 29

Baseball Conchs

handle Gulliver

,Keys Sports & Outdoors

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tennis Dolphins done for the season

Several players
advance, but
not to regionals

The Marathon High School
tennis team may have not won a
single match this season, but the

Dolphins saved their best tennis
for last and made an impressive
showing at the District 16-A tour-
nament in Miami Monday.
Although no individuals or the
team advanced to the regional
tournament, several players won
opening matches to advance to
the second round of play.
Marathon coach Mark Hooper

said it was a great achievement
for players who had won only a
few individual matches through-
out the year. The boys' team fin-
ished 0-9 and the girls' team fin-
ished 0-11.
"We finished our season
strong, and I am extremely
pleased with the way our team
played," Hooper said. "Gaby
[Brossard] had her complete
game ... and she played her best

Canes lose in extra innings

CANES / From 28

with a five-run third inning.
Freshman shortstop Lauren
Sanchez tagged a two-run double
that also included hits by Chelsea
Russell, Holly Given and Ciara
The Canes were up 9-6 going
into the bottom of the fifth
(Ransom was the "home" team
by virtue of seeding) when the
Raiders scored five times.
The Canes answered with two
runs in the top of the sixth to
make it an 11-11 game, then held
Ransom scoreless for the only
inning of the game.
"We need more runs," Grewe
told the team, since the Raiders
had the heart of the lineup due.
The Canes responded with two
But Ransom matched them in
the bottom of the seventh, forcing
extra innings.
The Hurricanes were held

scoreless, and Ransom loaded the
bases with one out before scoring
the winning run on a sharply hit
Given and Lauren Sanchez
each had three hits, while Tessie
Worden and Ciara Sanchez each
had two.
First baseman Stephanie
Campos tripled and centerfielder
Kelsie Baker (.302 average) sin-
gled in their final games as Coral
Shores' only starting seniors.
In Friday's regular-season
game, Ransom jumped out to a 5-
0 lead on a three-hit first inning.
Given, the Canes freshman
pitched, settled down and held the
Raiders two three hits the rest of
the way as the Canes chipped
away for the win.
Last season, Coral Shores one
just once, so four wins doesn't
look bad especially with a
freshman class that has three
years of eligibility left.
Freshman outfielder Andrea
Cockerham hit a team-best .379,

$370K raised since 1982

RUN / From 28

old Bondar after winning last
Last year's overall women's
winner was Sonja Friend-Uhl, a
fitness studio owner from Palm
Beach County who finished
with a time of 38:49.
Friend-Uhl has won four
women's titles and set the
women's record for the run in
2004 with a time of 37:55.
More than 400 volunteers are
needed to staff the race, and
they distribute some 2,000
oranges and 20 cases of bananas
to the participants along with
more than 5,000 gallons of

drinking water.
However, the most signifi-
cant statistic is $370,000 the
amount of money the run has
raised since 1982. It goes for
local school and youth athletic
programs in the Keys.
Rumors have spread the past
two years that the race would
eventually be pushed out of its
staging area on Knight's Key by
EarthMark Co.'s development
of a destination resort nearby.
The project has been given
city approval, although con-
struction has not yet begun.
EarthMark representatives,
however, said they still plan to
accommodate the race in the

just ahead of junior veteran Ciara
Sanchez at .372. Given and
Russell also hit over .300 on a
team that hit .272 for the season.
"We made a lot of progress
this season," Grewe said, "but
were-weren't that far from being
the second seed in the district
tournament. That would have
been nice."
The District 16-3A
Tournament continues today at
Coral Shores, with top seed
Gulliver Prep meeting Ransom,
and Archbishop Carroll taking on
second seed Carrollton.

tennis of the season."
Brossard, Marathon's No. 1
girls player, battled sickness
through much of her senior sea-
son. But the tall and slender team
captain battled to 6-4 and 7-5 vic-
tories over her Carrollton oppo-
nent in the first round.
Her tournament ended quick-
ly, however, as she fell 6-0 and 6-
1 to a player from defending state
champion Ransom Everglades.
No. 2 Angela Farello lost to a
Palmer opponent, 6-2 and 6-1.
No. 3 Kelsey Wonderlin defeated
her MAST opponent, 6-2 and 6-2
before losing to a Ransom player,
6-0 and 6-0.
No. 4 Annabelle Walker lost to
a Palmer Trinity opponent, 6-2
and 6-2. No. 5 Sarah Bradshaw
fell to a Westminster Christian
player 6-0 and 6-3.
In doubles, Brossard and
Farello defeated MAST in a 7-3
tiebreaker and then fell to
Ransom. Wonderlin and Walker
played Carrollton and fell 6-2 and
On the boys' side, No. 1 play-
er Alex Donaldson, a senior,
closed his final Marathon match
with 6-0 and 6-3 losses to a tough

Westminster opponent.
No. 2 Kerry Wonderlin
received a first-round bye and
later lost to a Palmer player, 6-1
and 6-0.
No. 3 John Danaher breezed ,
by his MAST opponent, 6-0 and
6-0, before running into Ransom
and losing by the same margin.
No. Alex Cherniavsky lost a
tough first-round match against
MAST, 7-5 and 6-4. No. 5 Weston
Wiatt had a first-round bye and
lost to Palmer, 6-0 and 6-1.
After the tournament, Hooper
sounded ecstatic discussing the
performances of his team, which
will see only Brossard and
Donaldson graduate and return
the rest of the players next sea-
"We have no juniors, so the
team we have now can be the
team we have for next two years
at least," Hooper said. "If they
continue to improve and play
consistently in the off-season, I
think we'll heading towards
something great."
Hooper said he is Working
with district officials to hold next
year's District 16-A tournament
in Marathon.


= Marathon Garden Club
5279 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida 33050
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 3:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007 6:00 p.m.
Hawk's Cay Resort
61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, Florida 33050
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 6:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007 3:00 p.m.
Layton City Hall
68280 Overseas Highway
Mile Marker 68.5 (Oceanside)
Layton, Florida 33031
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 3:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007 6:00 p.m.
Sugarloaf Volunteer Firehouse
17175 US 1
Sugarloaf Key, Florida 33042
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007 3:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is for Proposed Revisions to FKAA Rules and Regulations relative to
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Keys Sports & Outdoors

-Conchs, Canes head to track regional

Key West team
brings 22 to
Belen Jesuit
Keynoter Contributor

Eleven boys and 11 girls
will represent the Key West
High School track team at the
Region 4-2A track meet that
begins at 11 a.m. Friday, at
Belen Jesuit's De la Cruz
Stadium in Miami.
The 22 athletes qualified at
last Friday's District 16-2A
meet that was also held at

The Conch boys finished
second behind Belen, and the
girls' team finished fourth.
Key West arrived for the
scheduled Thursday meet,
which was postponed until
Friday by,rain, forcing the
Conchs to find a hotel.
"The kids did pretty well,
especially considering that
they weren't prepared to spend
[a night in Miami]," Key West
coach Dave Perkins said.
Perkins said he expected
nine to 11 athletes to advance
to the state meet. Only four
qualified last season.
Here is a look at the region-

al qualifiers and what they did
at the district meet.

Conch girls
Caitlin Holubar: Second
in the discus (98 feet, 2 inch-
es) and third in the shot put
Karolina Nowak: Second
in the high jump (4 feet, 10
inches) and also on the.quali-
fying 4x400 relay team,that
finished fourth.
Lauren Arias: Third in
the high jump (4 feet, 8 inch-
Hali Lombardi: Won the
pole vault, tying personal best
of 10 feet,-6 inches, and was
on the 4x400 relay team.


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Jenna Moeller: Second in
pole vault (9 feet).
Danielle Anderson,
Gladys Brea, Francesca Hicks
and Christina Ramos: Third in
the 4x100 (56:06).
+ Dillon McLean and
Daphne Barnett: On the 4x400
team that finished fourth in

Conch boys
Marcus Bolden: Won the
long jump (21 feet, 10 inches)
and the 400-meter dash
(50:33); was second in the
200-meter dash. An injured
hamstring, however, could
hamper him at regionals.
+ Trey Key, Jaxon

Coleman, Brian Silva and
Robbie Hogan: Tied Gulliver
Prep for first in the 4x100
relay. Silva was also on the
4x400 team that placed sec-
Keith Durden and Mason
Marshall: On the 4x400 team
with Silva and Hogan.
Marshall also finished second
in the 400 and was third in the
long jump. Durden was fourth
in the 110-meter hurdles and
third in the 300 hurdles.
Phillip Neuman: Fourth
in the 300 hurdles.
Phillip Young: A fresh-
man, he finished third in the
triple jump with an effort of
40 feet, 9 inches.
Hunter Potalivo: Won the
pole vault, clearing 12 feet, 6
Michael Labrada:
Second in pole vault, clearing
12 feet.

Coral Shores
Coral Shores qualified two
distance runners for the
regional meet, along with
three relay teams and a hur-
dler. The Hurricanes did not
have any district champions.
"We've got the same num-
ber of people going to region-
als this year that we did last
year, but in different spots,"
said coach Mary Jo Fry. "We
were very pleased to see
Richard Black [fourth in the
boys 2-mile run] and Erin Fry
[third in the girls mile] make
it. We didn't have any distance
runners last year.
Coral Shores' regional
qualifiers include:

Hurricane boys
Richard Black, fourth in
2-mile run, 10:44.
4x800 team (Nick
Blankenship, Richard Black,
Tyler Boban, Gabe Suarez),
Fourth, 8:48.5.
4x100 team (Manny
Gonzalez, Jason Soares, Rob
Howard, Randall Jackman),
fourth, 45.94.

Hurricane girls

Erin Fry, third in mile,
Arianna Soares, third in
300 hurdles, 53.42.
4x800 team (Courtney
Smith, Alessa Bastron, Erin
Fry, Megan Guenther), third,


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Cane boys hope to advance

But the girls
are eliminated
in lacrosse
Keynoter Staff

The boys' District-13 lacrosse
championship will be decided at
6 p.m. Thursday at Coral Shores.
Results of semifinal games
played Tuesday to decide the
final-game participants were not
available at press time.
Coral Shores (0-14) took on
top seed Gulliver Prep, while
Ransom Everglades squared off
against Palmer Trinity.
Admission for the champi-

onship game will be $6 adults,
and $3 for students.
The Coral Shores girls were
stopped in the first round of their
District 4 Tournament Monday,
falling to powerhouse Cypress
Bay, 14-9.
Coral Shores raced to a 4-1
lead early, and maintained a
solid 6-6 halftime tie. But the
veteran Lightning capitalized on
Cane mistakes in the second half
to pull away.
"The Canes played a great
game and were very excited to
be playing in the postseason,"
Mark Hall said.
Lexie Glista scored a team-

high four goals for the
Rachel Catanio and Darcie
Spaulding each scored two
goals. Vallarie Ostenson scored a
lone goal.
"Considering how new this
sport is at Coral Shores, I' very
impressed with all the girls on
our team and how remarkably
well," he said. "They really
came together as a cohesive unit
and played some great lacrosse. I
can't wait until next season to do
it all over again."
Spaulding was the season
points leader for the Lady Canes
(4-7) with 40 goals and four
assists. Catanio also had 40
goals, plus two assists.

Key West will face Belen in semis

BASEBALL / From 28

whole team escorted him back
to the dugout.
When the third-inning dust
cleared Saturday night, Key
West had taken a 2-0 lead and
was on its way to a 5-2 victory
over Gulliver Prep in the first
meeting of the former district
rivals in two years.
The victory capped a pro-
ductive weekend for the 15-8
Conchs, who defeated Coral
Shores, 9-3, Friday night.
Ratcliff's homer was one of
two big hits Key West got
against Gulliver the other
was a two-run triple by Raiko
Alfonso that soared over the
right fielder's head in the fifth
inning. Alfonso then scored
when an attempted pick-off
throw sailed into left field.
The pitches that Ratcliff and
Alfonso hit against left-hander
Jimmy Reyes were fastballs.
The Conchs found Reyes' other
pitch a slow, sharp-breaking
curve unhittable.
Reyes brought to mind
another left-hander with a good
curve, Belen Jesuit's Mauricio
Rodriguez, whom the Conchs
will face next Wednesday in
the District 16-4A semifinals.
"We've been preparing men-
tally the last two weeks for
Belen," Menendez said. "We
have set up a curveball
machine in the batting cage and
we have taken extra swings
against it."

Key West pitcher Blayne
Weller went the distance
Saturday night, snapping off
some good curves of his own,
though he relied mainly on a
fast ball that seemed to get
faster as the game progressed.
He gave up a two-run homer
to Austin Sheffield in the sixth
inning, but bounced back to





the last two

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-Miguel Menendez

strike out the side in the sev-
On Friday night, the Conchs
scored six runs in the fifth
inning to break open a tight
game and defeated Coral
Shores, 9-3.
"I think they have a pretty
good team," Menendez said of
the 14-7 Hurricanes. "They
didn't -play their best game
against us, but you can see that
they have some talent."
The Conchs will conclude
the regular season with an 8

p.m. Friday game and an 11
a.m. Saturday game against
Forest Hill. Menendez said
Daniel Foltz and Weller will
pitch Friday and P.J. Arencibia
and Drew Rivera will pitch
Forest Hill is coached by
former Key West coach Russ
Milliken, who is retiring after
this season. His last year with
the Conchs was 1992, and one
of his players was catcher
Miguel Menendez.

For the third year in a row, Migration Mania celebrates the incredible journey
of birds and butterflies flying through our island as they relocate from their
winter homes.
* On Saturday, April 21, at 10:00 am, botanist and teacher StephenHodges will
give children a hands-on look at some native and exotic snakes and turtles.
SStephen H es on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 pm will give adults a look at
plants used forood, medicine, construction, poisons and halticinogens.
*At 10:00 am on Saturday April 28, Dr. Mark Stowe, will show children how
spiders can be engineers, highway builders and can also lasso their prey.
* And, at 8:30 p, Dr. Stowe will take older children and adults on a
"spider walk" through the Garden.
* Finally, Dr. Marc Mno, butterfly specialist, will offer fun for the whole
i:mily \ith his butterflypmgram @ 11:00 am on May 5.
All activities will be held at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garde4-
College Road, call (305) 296-1504 for more information.
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Pre-election test of the automatic tabulating equipment for the May 15, 2007
Islamorada, Village of Islands Special Election, as required by Florida Statute 101.5612,
will be held at Islamorada, Village of Islands Fire Station 20, 81850 Overseas Highway,
Second Floor, Islamorada, FL, on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 2:45 p.m.
Beverly Raddatz, MMC
Village Clerk

Se celebrara una prueba preelectoral del equipo de tabulaci6n automatica para la elec-
ci6n del 15 de mayo del 2007 en Islamorada, Village of Islands, conforme a lo dis-
puesto en el Estatuto 101.5612 de la Florida, en Islamorada, Village of Islands,
estaci6n de bombers 20, 81850 Overseas Highway, segundo piso, Islamorada, FL, el
jueves 26 de abril del 2007 a las 2:45 p.m.
Beverly Raddatz, MMC
Secretaria Municipal
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Eagles face Chamagnat

District baseball
title game
would follow
Keynoter Staff

Island Christian tries to earn
its second straight trip to the
state Class 1A regional baseball
tournament Monday, as the
Eagles face Champagnat in the
District 16-A semifinal in
Winner of the 4 p.m. Monday
game at the ICS campus goes to
the district championship,
almost certainly to face defend-
ing Class 1A state champion
Brito Private.

Both teams in the final go to
the regional round of playoffs.
Pitching ace Aaron Izaguirre
is expected to get the start
"It's always awfully hard to
get out of our district," coach
Tony Hammon said. "If we were
playing up in Broward, we'd
have a real chance at winning
the district. Here, we always
have to go through Brito."
Island Christian closes out
the regular season at home
Friday with a 4 p.m. game
against Class 3A's Archbishop
Results of a Tuesday game
against Florida Bible were not

available at press time.
The Eagles moved their
record to 7-7 with a 16-5 win
over Princeton Christian Friday.
A split in the last two games
would give the squad a break-
even record, a major goal this
Island Christian completed
its sweep of the rival Princeton
Panthers despite sitting three
top starters for most of the
Jordan Izaguirre took advan-
tage, going 4-for-4 with three
doubles. Phillip Izaguirre home-
red and doubled in the win.
"It was all done by our
youngest guys," Hammon said.
"That gives us a lot to look for-
ward to next year."

Defending champs down Conchs

Keynoter Contributor

Key West High School's
Hannah Findlay and Gabby
Scammacca made it to the finals
of the District 16-2A tennis tour-
nament's No. 1 girls doubles
event, only to lose Tuesday after-
noon to Gulliver Prep.
Keely Mulligan and Gaby
Braga, who won the 2A state dou-
bles title last season, won the
match, 6-7, 6-1, 6-0, at Key
Biscayne's Crandon Park.
"At least we took a set, so
we're happy," Key West coach
Paul Findlay said.
The defeat marked'the end of
the prep career of Hannah Findlay,
the coach's daughter who was also
a star soccer player despite a seri-
ous knee injury.
For the other Conchs, the sea-
son ended Monday at Tropical
Park in Miami where the first and
semifinal rounds of the toura-
ment were held.
"This is a whole different
level," Paul Findlay said. "There's
Gulliver and the rest of us."
Key West finished third behind
Gulliver and Coral Shores.
Four Conch boys, including
No. 1 Nick Lark, had the misfor-
tune of drawing a Gulliver player
as a first-round opponent and
all four lost.
No. 2 Bryce McBratnie and
No. 4 Nick Scammacca won their
first-round matches, but both lost
to LaSalle players in the semifi-
In doubles, the No. 1 team of

Lark and McBratnie lost to Belen,
and the No. 2 team of Avery
Axthelm and George Clark lost to
For the girls, No. 1 Gabby
Scammacca won her first match,
then lost to Doral freshman
Alejandra Lomena in the semifi-
It was the second time this year
that Scammacca, a sophomore,
had lost to the talented eighth-
grader. "She's playing at a top

level but she just needs more
experience," Findlay said of
Sarah Fitzsimmons and Mary
Jo Bruce won their first-round sin-
gles matches before losing in the
semifinals, while Rachel Walker
and Laura Kaczkowski lost in the
first round.
The No. 2 doubles team of
Fitzsimmons and Bruce lost to
The Conchs will return every-
one next season except Findlay,
Bruce and Axthelm.

S:.s briefs

Lady Conchs wrap
softball regular season

The Key West High School
softball team hopes to quickly
forget its weekend trip to
Okeechobee that wound up the
regular season.
After losing, 14-2, Friday
night, and 9-3 Saturday, the
Conchs came home with the
experience of playing a top team
but without any momentum as
they entered the District 16-4A
Key West (14-12) played St.
Brendan in the semifinal game
Tuesday afternoon completed too
late to be included in today's
Monsignor Pace will play
Tuesday's winner at 7 tonight at
Key West's Back Yard ballpark,

with both teams ensured of going
on to the regionals next week.
The Conchs ended their regu-
lar season with three consecutive
losses to Okeechobee, ranked No.
6 in Florida in Class 4 by the
Florida Sports Writers
Association, including one at the
recent Kissimmee Klassic.
Okeechobee (19-3) has four
seniors who have signed to play
in college. One of them, Kelley
Smith, had a single, a double and
grand slam in the Brahmans' vic-
tory Friday. They knocked out
starter Lindsay Yochum in the
second inning.
Heather Palladino continued
her solid hitting for the Conchs in
Saturday's game, but Okeechobee
once again had too much offense.
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Dolphin tourney
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The 14th annual Big Pine
-and Lower Ke \s Dolphin
Tourmanmnt returns June 15
to 17.
Entri forms will be
available at the Lo\\er Keys\
Chamber of Commerce,
Jig's Bait & Tackle. the
Dolphin Manna, Sugarloaf
Kce KOA and various
marine stores in the Lower
Keys and Key West.
Entrr fees are $1,500 per
angler in the open class and
$50 per angler in the south
di% vision, 15 or \ounper. The
-, fee includes rtx o das of
fishing. the awards banquet
and all related social acti\ i-
Cash prizes and awards
total more than $36.0010.
\rith top catches through
10th place earning money.
And this ear, the tourna-
nment ill feature cash and
prizes for the top three lad.
Call .72-2411 for more

Classic expands,
gets a name change

'- The Marailhhonr
Communiti i Claslc is no\i
the Florida Ke\
Conmmunitv Classic.
Set for June 7 to 10l. the
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tournament open to all
anglers. It's to be preceded
byr a free day of fishing tor
\ veterans of nililtw-. sel. ice
scheduled for June 5 in
Marathon 't aters.
The tournament is to start
\\ith captains' meetings June
7 at locations throughout the
--Keys in Ke, Largo.
Islaniorada, Marathon. Big
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Anglers are to target dol-
phin. ahoo and tuna June S
and 9 to %%in a share of a
purse worth $50,000 in cash
and prizes. Weigh nationsns
are to be set up throughout
the Ke\ s.
For intomianion on the
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The best of the best head out in a previous World Sailfish Tournament. The $100,000 event is
considered among the top events in billfish competition anywhere.

It's lines in today

at the World Sailfish

The event grew
out of casual
talk over drinks

The 2007 sailfish tournament
season came in like a lion: The
Islamorada Sailfish Champion-
ship in December saw record
numbers of sailfish caught and
released. The bite since: It's
been, well, in a word, squeak.
Organizers of this week's
World Sailfish Championship
off Key West hope it doesn't
keep peeping like a mouse as
teams take to the water today
ushering an end to the sailfish
tournament season.
Why are competitors excited
about this three-day tournament
in only its fifth year?
Throwing aside the $100,000
first-place carrot, it's the pres-
tige, according to Capt. Ray
Rosher, who won the event in
2003 aboard the tournament boat
Get Lit.
Recalling his many tourna-
ment victories, Rosher said win-
ning the first-year World Sailfish
was his proudest moment. It was
the world-class captains he was
competing against which made
the win special.
Capt. Scott Walker, 2004
winner aboard the tournament

b o a t
S agrees:
"This tour-
i- S brings in
s the best.

fish ,., ttime for a

yo wnt tournament
in Key
West, in a
great town
Cal Sutphin with the
best sail-
fish teams in the U.S. and as a
captain, [those are] the variables
you want to make your mark."
Walker was referring to the
fact that fishing in Key West this
late in the season makes sense
because this is the last stop for
the sailfish as they start heading
further south and west to spawn
in the Gulf of Mexico.
What separates the World
Sailfish Championship from the
hundreds of other sailfish tour-
naments in Florida? Here are a
few things: retired U.S. Army
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf,
baseball hall-of-famers Wade
Boggs and Johnny Bench, Duval
Street, former Dolphins coach
Don Shula, marine artist Guy
Harvey, ESPN's Norm Isaacs,
Rolling Stones tribute band

Satisfaction, ex-Dolphin John
Offerdahl, Mallory Square sun-
sets, the daily dock parties, the
nightly dock parties, the parties,
oh, and did I forget to mention
The idea of a big-money bill-
fish tournament came as all good
ideas do over a drink in a
watering hole.
Capt. Mike Weinhofer from
Key West was talking to Chris
King of CSM Marketing out of
St. Petersburg at the Miami Boat
Show and mentioned an idea
with which he had been toying
for some time, a White Marlin
Open-style sailfish tournament
in Key West.
The White Marlin Open has
always been unofficially dubbed
the richest billfish tournament in
the world and is held yearly in
Ocean City, Md. It is still a kill
tournament, where the winning
fish is based on being weighed at
the dock.
The question at the time of
the inception of the World
Sailfish was, "Are they going to
attract the best of the best when
sailfishing is completely catch
and release?" Well a full field of
110 teams each year seems to
have put that question to bed.
King admitted last year that

See SUTPHIN / 36


The following Keys fish-
ing tournaments are
planned. Contact the list-
ed numbers, as details
can change:

Now through Nov.
30: Key West Fishing
Tournament. This popular
8.5-month competition
targets more than 40
species of fish. Contact
Doris Harris at 295-6601 or
(800) 970-9056, by e-mail
at director@keywestfish
ingtournament.com, or
visit www.keywesffishing
April 27 to 29: Key
Largo Dolphin Blast.
Anglers pursue dolphin
fish, one of the most
beautiful and plentiful fish
of the offshore waters of
the Keys. Contact Tammie
Gurgiolo at 852-9337 or
by e-mail at fishnbully@
April 29 to May 3:
The Tarponian
Tournament. Marathon.
Anglers target tarpon
and vie for prizes in this
nigh-energy event.
Contact David Breznicky
at (215) 542-1492 or by e-
mail at dbreznicky@brez
May 4 and 5: Ladies
Tarpon Tournament.
Marathon. Women com-
pete in this all-release
tournament to catch tar-
pon in one of the longest-
running tournaments in
the Keys. Contact Dave
Navarro at 743-6139. e-
mail wca@terranova.com
or write to 5050 Overseas
Highway, Marathon, FL
May 5 to 9: Faro
Blanco Invitational Tarpon
Tournament. Marathon.
Anglers tangle with silver
kings in an event named
for a famous Marathon
resort. The tournament is
a fundraiser for Ronald
McDonald charities.
Contact Robert Traa at
(609) 645-1840, Ext. 115, e-
mail Robert.traa@part-
ners.nod.com or write 776
W. Black Horse Pike,
Pleasantville, NJ 08232.

Keys Fishing

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 35

Try to maneuver in, around the wind

The dolphin
and some tuna
looking good
OK, so March was very quiet,
weather wise, and so far April has
been kind of rough.
Strong winds for the start of
the month and then these couple
of fronts have really mixed things
up. Just when we were planning a
nice calm weekend, this last front
decides to move all the way down
and rough things up-a bit. It did
work over the bait scenario to our
advantage, though.
Working the winds as they
clocked around the compass,
anglers did find quite a few active
Dolphin are definitely begin-
ning to work into our local waters
more and more. While most of
the consistent action remains well
offshore (18-plus miles or so),
plenty of scattered nice fish have
been taken within 4 miles of the
reef line. A good number of tunas
have also been found in this area,
along with quite a number of tail-
ing cobia.
These fish are working toward
the west and can easily be spotted
by boats with a tower. For others,
just have a casting bait or plug at
the ready, along with a sharp eye
just below the surface.
The reef itself has been quite
good now that we have just
passed the dark of the moon. This
should remain good for another
eight to 10 days, so take advan-
tage of it if the wind isn't blow-
We haven't seen any real
build-up of mangrove snapper on
the reef as of yet. There are spots
with small schools, but not the
big numbers of big fish. Tails still
highlight this venue, along with
some very nice muttons.
Tarpon have been good to the
west of the Middle Keys. By that
I mean the lower backcountry has
been somewhat covered up with
the arriving fish, according to
many of the flats guides. The
Bahia Honda Bridge has been the
hottest so far for numbers of tar-
pon, while daily improvement
has been seen from the Seven
Mile through Long Key bridges.
Speaking of tarpon, that will
be the topic at this week's free
fishing seminar at our outdoor
amphitheater in our Marine
Educational Center, mile marker
50, Thursday beginning at 6:30

-p.m. We'll
Cover ways
you can
impr ove
n hooking up
with the
silver king
Along with
ways to
d o remain
attached. -
Dave Navarro are two tar-
pon tourna-
ments upcoming the 31st
annual Ladies Tarpon Tourna-
ment May 4 and 5 and the 41st
annual Marathon International
Tarpon Tournament May 10 to
12. Both are all-release events.
You can send me an e-mail at
worldclassan@ comcast.net for
details on them.
Bayside of the islands has
been improving lately. It had
been somewhat stagnant overall,

but we are seeing an influx of a
variety of snapper, trout and
grouper. Problem is, now that the
big numbers of mackerel are
gone, it just doesn't seem the
same not to have a rod going off
every 10 seconds. Now it's more
like fishing.
Look for depressions, usually
associated with a white sandy
area, for the best collection of
snapper. These don't have to be
that impressive to be good.
A drop of a foot or two in
depth is usually all it takes to hold
a number of fish. There doesn't
have to be structure in it, either.
Just the depression will attract
fish that will harbor in the nearby
tall grass beds.
The snapper 'should be begin-
ning their move to the reef to
spawn and the first place this is
noticeable is in the bay, where the
big ones that come in out of the
gulf will transgress on their way
out. Keep an eye on area bridge
channels, as well, for on some

LET THE FEAST BEGIN: Rich Conover of Ramrod Key had a
good April 10 aboard the 'Flying Pig' with Tom Ritter and
George Bender of Little Torch Key. This 40-pound dolphin,
caught 15 miles out in 600 feet of water, was just one of the
many catches that day.

days, you can hit the jackpot and
limit out within half of an hour on
4-pound-plus fish.

Capt. Dave Navarro owns the
World Class Angler in Marathon
and captains the charter. boat
'Dave's Dream.'

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Groups partner for kids

Free fishing
clinic planned
for early May
The Florida Fish and.Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Reef
Light Tackle, Boy Scouts Sea
Base and the Sport Fish
Restoration Program are hosting
a free kids' fishing clinic for
children ages 4 to 16 on May 5.
Registration will begin at 9
a.m. and close at noon for the
clinic at the Brinton Environ-
mental Center on Summerland
The event enables youths to
learn the basics of environmen-
tal stewardship, fishing ethics,

angling skills and safety. In addi-
tion, environmental displays will
provide participants with a
chance to experience Florida's
marine life firsthand.
The FWC's kids' fishing clin-
ics strive toward several goals,
but the main objective is to cre-
ate responsible marine-resource
stewards by teaching children
about the vulnerability of
Florida's marine ecosystems. In
addition, the clinics aspire to
teach fundamental saltwater
fishing skills and provide partic-
ipants with a positive fishing
Fishing equipment and bait
will be supplied, but those who

own fishing tackle are encour-
aged to bring it. limited number
of rods and reels will be given
away to participants upon com-
pletion of the clinic.
If conditions allow, partici-
pants will have the opportunity
to practice their new skills and
fish from the marina.
This event is a photo catch-
and-release activity, and all par-
ticipants must be accompanied
by an adult.
Individuals or companies
interested in helping to sponsor
this event or volunteer at the
clinic should contact Mary
Thomas at 872-7679 or Gail
Gainey with the FWC at (850)

Nighttime's the right time

are targets
in Southernmost
Proving the old adage that
snoozers lose, only wide-awake
anglers can earn prizes during
the all-night Southernmost
Swordfish Tournament with
Hydro Glow.
Set for the night of June 16,
the angling challenge is present-
ed by the Key West Fishing
The team that scores the most
points for releases and weighed
swordfish during the wee-hours
challenge is to win $1,000 cash,
a Hydro Glow fish light and a
gold swordfish pendant. A $500
cash prize and a Hydro Glow fish
light await the second-place
team, and a trophy is to be to be
awarded for the heaviest single
swordfish catch.
The tournament is scheduled
to begin with a final registration
set for 4 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the
King's Pointe Marina (formerly
called Oceanside Marina), 5950
Peninsula Ave., Stock Island
Fishing is to begin at 8 p.m.
that night and continue until 5
a.m. June 17.
Released swordfish and cap-
tured fish over 100 pounds count
toward each team's point total.
All releases are scored at 100
points apiece, and boated sword-
fish earn one point per pound.
Only one fish can be weighed
in per boat. Captured swordfish

must measure at least 47 inches
from the lower jaw to the fork of
the tail.
A weigh-in at King's Pointe
Marina is scheduled for 7 a.m.
Sunday, with an awards presenta-
tion and breakfast'buffet planned
immediately after the final scor-
The boat entry fee is $100,
and there is no limit on the num-
ber of anglers allowed per boat.

Each registered boat must
possess a highly migratory
species permit issued by the
National Marine Fisheries
Service and present it at registra-
tion. To apply for a permit, con-
tact the service at (888) 872-
8862 or visit www.nmfspermits
To pre-register for the
Southernmost Swordfish Tour-
nament or for more information,
call 295-6601 or (800) 970-9056.

Locals fare well

SUTPHIN / From 34

organizing and coordinating the
World Sailfish is extremely dif-
ficult when you figuratively at
the end of the world, but truly at
the end of the continental states..
At a time when snowbirds
flock home, Spring Breakers
have sprung back to college and
tourists are awaiting their refund
check from Uncle Sam, this
event brings a much-needed
boost to Key West.
How have the Keys teams
The locals always seem to
place well, with a victory in
2004 going to Duck Key's Scott
Walker and a second-place fin-
ish the same year to Capt. Marty
Lewis from Key Colony Beach.
Captains Ralph Delph, Jeff
Distefano, Brice Barr, Steve

Rogers, Rob Delph and Ken
Harris have all placed in the Top
10 over the years, as well.
But as this tournament con-
tinues to grow in prize money,
so do the entry fees and added
costs to be involved. Some of
the local charter captains are get-
ting priced out, but no need to
worry because there are plenty
of sailfish tournaments to go
around. The unfortunate fact is
that no other tournament is like
the World Sailfish Champion-
Want to be a part of the fes-
tivities? Walk the docks Friday,
which is the lone off day for the
110 competing teams. There's a
buzz at the A & B, the Galleon,
City Marina, Oceanside, Sunset,
Murray's, Hurricane Hole and
any of the remaining marinas
that still allow public, access in
Key West.

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36 Wednesday, April 18, 2007



Keys Fishinn

Keys Fishing

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BIG BARRACUDA: Dima Teel, 9, from Marathon landed this
big barracuda in what he calls his secret spot off the Middle
Keys. He was aboard the'Getaway' with Capt. Bobby Maino.

Ladies' tarpon

event in 31st year



On May 9, 2007, THE MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing at the
MARATHON GOVERNMENT CENTER, 2nd Floor, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Monroe County,
Florida beginning at 10:00 A.M. to consider the following proposals to regulate the use of land within

1. Administrative Appeal Section 9.5-521

Berqin Land Trust. 17 East Shore Drive, Summerland Key, Mile Marker 24.5: An appeal of an
administrative decision by the former Planning and Environmental Resources Director dated September 29,
2005 Based on the application for administrative appeal submitted by the applicant, the decision being
appealed is the determination that three (3) lawfully established residential units on Lot 32 may not be built on
and exempt from the Residential Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) on Lot 17 because the lots are not
contiguous. Lot 32 is legally described as Lot 32 Summerland Estates and Lot 17 is legally described as Lot
17 Summerland Estates, Summerland Key, Monroe County, Florida, having Real Estate Numbers:
00200710.000000 and 00200610.000000.

2. Text Amendment Section 9.5-511

Text Amendment to the Monroe County Land Development Requlations Section 9.5-511: A resolution of
the Development Review Committee recommending to the Planning Commission to delete Section 9.5-282 and
to amend Section 9.5-523 of the Monroe County Land Development Regulations. The purpose of the text
amendment is to include Administrative Waivers under Section 9.5-523 and to clarify procedures, standards
and to establish notification procedures or the approval of administrative waivers

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Planning Department offices in Marathon and
Plantation Key during normal business hours. Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, the County hereby
advises the public that: if a person decides to appeal any decision made by this Commission with respect to
any matter considered at its meeting or its hearing, they must ensure that the verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Pursuant to the Board of County Commissioners' Resolution #131-1992, if a person decides to appeal any
decision of the Planning Commission he or she shall provide a transcript of the hearing before the Planning
Commission, prepared by a court reporter.at the appellant's expense, which transcript shall be filed as a part
of the appeal within the time provided in Section 9.5-521(f), the Monroe County Code, amended. ADA
Assistance: Anyone needing special assistance at the Planning Commission Hearing due to a disability should
contact the Planning Commission Coordinator at 289-2522 by 5:00 PM on May 4, 2007.

Landing a mighty tarpon is
tricky enough in the daylight. As
dusk gives way to dark, it's even
more challenging as ladies
are virtually guaranteed to dis-
cover during the 31st annual
Ladies Tarpon Tournament, slat-
ed for May 4 and 5.
The two-night tournament
kicks off with a final sign-up and
mandatory captains' meeting at
2:30 p.m. May 4 at the World
Class Angler, mile marker 50
Lines in is set for 5 p.m. with
lines out to be called at 9 p.m.
Sunset is predicted for 7:55 p.m.
A fish-tales party for anglers and
crew is set for 9:30 p.m. at the
World Class Angler.
May 5's action gets started
with a champagne brunch at
noon for anglers and social
guests at a venue yet to be con-
firmed. Lines in for the second

and final night of fishing is set
for 4 p.m. Lines out is to be
called at 8 p.m.
The tournament dinner and
awards presentations are to
begin at 9 p.m. at a venue to be
determined. Awards await indi-
vidual anglers and teams.
Entry fee is $250 per angler.
An additional fee of $40 per
team is required to compete for
team awards. There is a maxi-
mum of two anglers per team.
Social tickets for the cham-
pagne brunch and awards dinner
are available for $50 per person.
For the dinner only, tickets are
$40 per person.
For more information, con-
tact the World Class Angler at
743-6139 or e-mail worldclass
an@comcast.net. .

Aref Joulani, Senior Director
Planning and Environmental Resources Department
2798 Overseas Highway, Suite 410
Marathon, Florida 33050 (305) 289-2500

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No. 0465400

Meeting Notice

A meeting is scheduled
at the Monroe County
Tourist Development
Council (TDC) Adminis-
trative office at 1201
White Street, Suite 102,
Key West, Florida, on
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. for the fol-
lowing purpose:To re-
view and select up to
three (3) applicants from
responses received for
the European Sales Re-
quest for Qualifications.
Final recommendation
will be made to the TDC
at their meeting on June
12, 2007 in Key West,

All TDC meetings are
open to the public.

Publish April 18, 2007
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No. 1433300

From the West End of
the Seven Mile Biidge
to the Long Key Bridge
of the
opening for an At Large
representative -Any
resident who Is not di-
rectly involved in a
tourism business and
who shall represent the
general public (The op-
erative word within this
description is directly.
This word means
someone who is not in
business, norwhose
business or economic
activity are dependent
upon tourists.)

Any person wishing to
participate on the Dis-
trict III Advisory Com-
mittee of the Monroe
County Tourist Develop-
ment Council within the
district so noted above,
may request an applica-
tion from the Administra-
tive Office by calling
(305) 296-1552. All appli-
cations should be sub-
mitted to the address
shown below: Depart-
ment DACMonroe Coun-
ty Tourist Development
Councill201 White
Street, Suite 102Key
West, FL 33040Fax #:
(305) 296-0788

Deadline for receipt of
application at the above
address is Friday APRIL

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resume may be attached
to the application.

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No. 2454300


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

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

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

*Deadline for submission
is June 15,2007

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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-

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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
on Thursday, May 10,
2007 at the 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.

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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 Number44-2006-
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

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you pursuant to the provi-
sions of Fla. Stat. SEC.
733.702, 733.703 and
733.710 that the Estate is
now being probated in
the Circuit Court 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

Mabel Worrell
Personal Representative
of the Estate of:
Clyde Loyd Troutner,
c/o Harold E. Wolfe, Jr.,
JR., P.A.
2300 Palme Beach
Lakes Boulevard
Executive Centre Build-
ing Suite 302
West Palm Beach, Flori-
da 33409

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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All other creditors of the
decedent must file their
claims with this court


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.

JR., P.A.
Attorney for the Personal
2300Palm Beach Lakes
Executive Centre Suite
West Palm Beach, Flori-
da 33409
Telephone No. (561)
Facsimile No. (561)

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CASE NO: 44-07-




The administration of the
Estate of James S. Ash-
downe, Deceased, Case
No. 44-07-CP-062-K, is
pending in the Circuit
Court of Monroe County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
500 Whitehead Street,
Key West, Fl 33040. The
name of the Personal
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth herein.

All interested persons are
required to file with this
FIRST publication of this
notice (1) all claims
against the Estate of
James S. Ashdowne, De-
ceased, and (2) any ob-
jection by an interested
person to whom noticed
was mailed that chal-
lenges the validity of the
Will, the qualification of
the Personal Represen-
tative, venue orjurisdic-
tion of this Court.

OBJECTIONS NOT SO Free: Ferret, female,
FILED WILL BE approx 2-1/2 yrs old,
FOREVER BARRED. loveable, with cage. C
DATED this 13th day of before 5 pm 522-0535

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corner canal, 2 bd, 1 ba. W/D.
Great boating. $1300, water incl.
F/L/S. 305-509-4173


Legal Notices

April, 2007

Marie Geranian
111 Star Lane
Key West, Florida 33040

As Personal Representa-
of the Estate of
James S. Ashdowne

Attorney for Personal

Attorney at Law
17001 Overseas High-
Sugarloaf Key, Florida
Phone 305-745-3211
Fax 305-745-3389
Florida Bar No. 186741

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Lost and Found

Lost Engagement Ring
(plat. w/rnd. diamond) at
Sombrero Beach on
-4/09/07 while visiting
family. Please contact us
at (508)255-8016 for
reward if found?! It's not
the monetary value we
are trying to retrieve but
the sentimental loss that
can never be replaced.

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Bishop. Roasco & Co.
CUrtfid Publi \eco.tUlsb
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




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Free heavy duty davits. Advertising &/or Boat Captain for Snorkel
Good working condition. Sales. P/T -F/T, top com- Boat, Master, PT in Mar-
Islamorada missions, sales exp. & athon. Great customer
305-924-1384 dependable transporta- svc skills, drug-free, non-
Free: Workout station, tion required. Retirees smoker. 305-289-9938
Bandflex Gym LT2000. welcome. 872-3123. Curves of Key Largo &
You come and get it. Big Pine Key Fishing Marathon. Full & part
305-453-4651 or Lodge is looking for time positions available.
305-942-6316 cell someone to join the Fun, outgoing, energetic.
n20 housekeeping team. Part 305-619-2828
200 time, Fri and Sat.
E872-2352 Dive Instructors Need-
EPLOYMET Boat Captained. Busy dive operation
r busy dive snorkel with lots of trips and
-----For busy dive / snorkel lessons. Duck Key MM
operation in Homestead. 61 305-289-4931
Subscriptions Call Nestor atessns Duck Key MM
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Are you looking for a quality work
environment? We are looking for
special people to join our service team!

*Marina Supervisor

*Guest Service Agents, all shifts

*Experienced Marina
Forklift Operator

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

Has the following positions

Apply in person
1021 11th St., Ocean. Marathon

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,

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April 18, 2007

Dockhand/ Mainte-
nance. Busy boat rental,
resort seeks multi-talent-
ed, self-starter for 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 for watersports
business. Weekends a
must. Drug free and de-
pendable. Call 731-5266
with experience, in
Marathon. Valid driver's
license required.
Call 743-7855.
Full .S P ril InTi" jiatd.t'lc
Ist and 2nd shifts &
weekends. Must speak
English. Good starting pay.
Apply in person.
Shell Station
5515 Overseas Hwy.

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260 General-

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
Foster Homes Wanted
Training, Board Rate &
Support Provided.
Call Wesley House


260 General -
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



.t- Skate Park Attendant
i ('d .- ..t UP .- . ij i t i.. i ir. in .i. 1 |
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an hour. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
This position is responsible for i...' i -,. 1 il i ,i i'.-
-.ii' i,.h.r Ihi.: Cfi. '.0l. ,uiJ R:..r.i iIi LI.pjnrlir.-I One year
experience working with, and supervising youth in an educational
or recreational setting for youth progruns 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.fl.us for an application. Applications may be
faxed to 305-289-4143. Drug Free Workplace, EOE.
Published Keynoter 4/11/7

Assistant Manager
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
1 Kyle Way South, Marathon, Florida 33050
Or fax resume to: 743-5975

We're looking for people to join our professional
team. Great pay and working environment.

Must speak and understand English
Call for an interview
(305) 393-6968
58162 Overseas Hwy. Grassy Key, FL

;/ Experienced i
t /Finish Carpenter

/ or Construction Co in the Upper .
Keys Bi-Lingual preferred Ji
Must have own tools can read I
plans Immediate opening. I


260 General-
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. Own transp.
Drug free. 305-664-3030.
Immediate openings
for dishwashers need-
ed for both shifts. Call
664-4472 or apply in per-
son at Little Italy,
MM68.5, Bayside
Kitchen Designer
20/20 Proficient
call 289-4015

260 General-

Landscaping & Lawn
Care Labor, FT. Pay dep.
on experience. Drivers lic
req'd. Paid holidays &
vacation. 305-395-2744
Maintenance person
Full time. General duties.
Top pay. 743-6711
Maintenance Techni-
cians for 3rd Generation
Plumbing. Clean driver's
license a must, mechani-
cal & electrical experi-
ence helpful. Ask for Bob
at 305-743-4245


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classifed sedon.


SProcopio & Associates, Inc. \
Is a Construction & 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-F. 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 email resume:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace

Experienced duct mechanic
needed. Work in Marathon.
Great pay & benefits

S Call 305-743-1981 -

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
Call 305-743-1981

260 General -

Marathon Boat Yard is
now hiring bottom
painters to join our team.
Top dollarwages. 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 email to sherry@-
or fax 305-743-3074.
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,

.r.d .s

.nd. .r
nM.ntinance person
U a1j ,l4,, c-r n' ider
hu'ha.nJ u ifv leam
to cover both -
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260 General -
Mate for snorkel boat.
People friendly, drugfree,
and energetic. Part time/
full time. 731-3053.
Mechanic helperfor
elevators needed. Some
electrical/mech. experi-
ence helpful. FIT, great
union benefits, training &
education provided.
Please call 743-4422.

Call Classified

260 General-

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


* 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;

.\ H 0 SP I T A L

3301 0/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace

,i Healthcare Opportunities! t
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!
Registered Nurses Therapists
4 Certified Nursing Assistants g Certified Home Health Aides
Full-time and Part-time openings available for the Middle and Upper Keys.
Competitive wages & benefits.
Full-time benefits include health & dental insurance, 403b, holiday pay,
continuing education opportunities, accrual of paid time off, and on-call &
iinlcjeae 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 -
bfernandezaihospicevna.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, Tavenier, 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 ...
e part of it!

April 18, 2007


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260 General -

SPlumber wanted
Marathon Plumbing.
$25/hour + Truck.
Call 304-3055
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 foran application.
Candidates may also
email resumes at:
.org or fax them to
305-743-7709. Position
will be Marathon based.
Retail Sales for fun
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.
Perfect for students. Pick
up application &job de-
scription at Lazy Lizard.
Marathon Publix Center
Teller, Marathon branch.
First State Bank is seek-
,_ ing a friendly face for our
Teller Line! Candidates
should have 1+ yrs exp
cash handling, a super-
positive attitude & the
motivation to give
exceptional & friendly
service to ourvalued
customers. We offer full-
time, stable, year-round
employment, excellent
salaries, 401K, pension
and profit sharing plans,
educational reimburse-
ment, as well as medical,
dental and life insurance
coverage. Call JC
293-7146 or email
- or fax 293-9504. EOE,
M/FN/D Member FDIC
The Shell Man is looking
for experienced retailer
and supervisor for our
Marathon location, MM
54. Hours: 3-9pm 7 days
a week open. Apply in
person with local police
report and 3 employment

Call Classified

260 General*

260 General -

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-
Banana Bay Full Time:
Guest Services Agent,
AM Server.
Weather Station Full
Front Desk Clerk
Westin & Sunset Key
245 Front Steet, Key
Apply in Person or Email
Resume to:
west keywestresort.
com EOE

Tropical Warehouse is
seeking full time

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 AdLilt
in Marathon seeking
clerks, FT/PT. Must be
18 vrs old. Call 289-3399

Classifieds 305-743-5551

Monday to Thursday
8am-5pm on Summer-
land Key. Competitive
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

Home Health Agency
needs full time CNA to
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 or fax resume
to 305-743-9873 Lisc. #
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 or fax
resume to 305-745-7360
Medical Assistant &
Front Desk, M-F.
Southernmost Foot &
Ankle Specialists, Upper
Keys offices. $12 +/hr.
Come in for application.
Office Clerical

Bookkeeper with two
plus years of Quickbooks
experience. F/T, mature
professional individual
for busy office. 743-4245

270 275
Office Clerical Professional

Emergency Communi- Construction Projects
cations Administrative Administrator: Inspec-
Assistant. All interested tion and administration of
applicants need strong public utility construction
communications skills, projects. Ability to read
proficient computer and understand project
knowledge, able to work plans and specifications
independently, and multi- required. Supervisory ex-
task. Job duties will in- perience preferred.
clude updates, files, com- Please fax resume to
piles and prepares de- Weiler Engineering at
apartment reports. Answer 305-289-4162 or send to
phone inquires from 5800 Overseas Highway,
clients / visitors and di- Suite 36, Marathon, Flori-
rects them to appropriate da 33050. Benefits and
department / individual. 401K offered. Salary
Preferable 2 3 year ex- commensurate with ex-
perience in an office set- perience. No phone calls
ting. Applicants can con- please.
tact Kristie at the Monroe
County Sheriffs Office at INOWllH
292-7044 or send re-
sumeto Draftsman: Proficiency
khernandez@keysso. with AutoCad 2004 or lat-
net orfax to er required. Experience
305-292-7159. EOE/ in design of piping sys-
AAP teams and site planning
PartTime Receptionist. preferred. Please fax re-
Career-minded profes- sume to Weiler Engineer-
sional with a big smile ing at 305-289-4162 or
and excellent people send to 5800 Overseas
skills needed for busy Highway, Suite 36, Mara-
office. The ability to multi thon, Florida 33050. Ben-
task is essential to this efits and 401K offered.
position. Computer expe- Salary commensurate
rience preferred. Please with experience. No
apply in person at Mara- phone calls please.
thon Veterinary Hospital
or call 305-743-7099. GET RESULTS

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Great career move for energetic individu-
als with at least 2 years experience in the
insurance industry. Licensed 220 or 440
required, however will consider licensing
the right individual. HIRING BONUS
Benefits Package and Salary.

Please send your resume to:
or fax it to (305) 743-0582

Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
17Helping people cope.

Fully paid healthcare; 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
kor fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.acmk.ora. EEOC/DFWP

April 18, 2007

Monroe County Electri-
cal Inspector Bldg Mar.
90 peryr40 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 &
Licenses w/in 1 yr. Vet
PrefAvail. Drugfree Wrk-
pl. Deadline: Open until
filled. Contact:Mayra,
MAR Regional Svc Ctr
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:


Check out the

employment section

of the Keynoter Classifieds,

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:
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:
280 Restaurants-
Bars- Hotels

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

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.

.'- Security Guard
-ini I 7w, full time

Bi Lingual preferred but not required.
Nights & weekends a must.
Calusa Campground Resort & Marina


Drg-Free Workplace, EOE
Drug-Free Workplace, EOE

Classifieds 305-743-5551

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280 Restaurants- 280 Restaurants- 360 Professional 545 Yard Sales -
Bars Hotels Bars Hotels Services Flea Markets

Hideaway Cafe
Kitchen staff, Servers,
Food Prep, Cook.
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.

Resort Help
Immediate openings for
Front Desk/Reservations
Top pay.
Call 305-797-1707


Business Services
Skilled craftsman. Semi
retired, working as maint.
man. Nojob 2 big or2
small. 28 year resident.
Home repair expert.
872-2389 or 394-3869




*Wedding Coordinator
*Front Desk

*Water Sport Attendant


*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

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Great Pay, Cash Incentives



Residential, Rentals,
Business, Office. Profes-
sional & friendly. Call
(305) 522-4350
Expressive Therapy !
Art Therapist located in
Key Largo. Art classes
also available.
We Blow Cellulose
Insulation throughout
the Keys. Free estimates.
Sa.e on your energy oills


545 Yard Sales-
Flea Markets
Sat. 4/21,8:00-? Moving
sale. Household goods,
furn, appliances and
much more. 310 Coconut
Ave. Grassy Key


Sat. 4/21 8-2pm Lamps,
paintings, linens, rugs
and tools. 68300 O/S
Hwy, Layton. Proceeds
to Martin Luther Chapel
Exotic Bengal Kittens
Spottted little leopards,
snows, marble. TICA
Reg. Shots
Yorkie Male small
puppies, born 01/21/07,
AKC, shots, vet checked.
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.
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A BluegreenaE Resort
The Hammocks at Marathon
I'iri -Tcair Harnnw-)ck.- anid i%; ork in a fun
.and ewiflnL cm irciinmiil \\e otfer Cor.v. Ih
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or Plem;.e ,ppl, 'n perFar
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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
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Free facials. Open
House 4/22 2-4pm. Call
Melody 305-872-7655
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
MONITORS: 20" Sony
Analog-$45, 17" Sony
brands-$15 ea, HP Print-
er/Scanner-$20, call
515-2841 after 6pm
Private Collector Wants
Old model Military clocks
& watches, Dive watches
and Pilot Watches. -
Propane Tanks
2- 20 gal propane tanks,
partially filled. $25 both.
Queen bdrm setw/
dresser & night stands.
2- twin beds w/ dresser,
chair & lamps. 1-down-
filled sectional w/ coffee
table, end tables (1Ox10)
-like new. 1- kitchen table
w/6 chairs & 2 matching
barstools. Very reason-
able. 743-2554
Table, new, solid wood,
44x70, 2- 20" leaf exten-
ders, 8 chairs, cream col-
or cushions, 6 standard &
2 w/arms. Asking $1000.
Tommy Bahama style,
dark wood, excellent
7.5 KW Generator, 13
HP. Electric start. Never
used, with warranty.
$860 new. Now $675!
6-person w/lounger
Coleman Spa, 3 motors,
like new. New $6k Sell for
$2k. 305-619-0229.



100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 p, Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt MM 9.5* 295-8430

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.


610 Business
newer, on 10th St facing
East. Great shape,
ground level, garage &
huge deck. Lease pur-
chase avail. $3000/mo.
Owner 587-9830
Money to Loan

Reverse Mortgages
Financial Freedom
Linda Lange Call forfree


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 large 3/2 With great
room, dock, deck, deep
water, central a/c. Cudjoe
$1775/mo 745-6542
Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $2000
utilities incl. 872-2750
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


Cal Ron at I *

Homes for Rent
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
Check out our weekly
and monthly rentals from
$1,500 to $3,000 at www.
or call 743-8328

Coco Plum. Large 3/3.
200' canal,openwater
view, pool, outside din-
ing. Annual $3400/mo.
Cudjoe Key canal. 2/2,
pool, tiki, seawall, custom
Int, stainless appi, 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

=D Listing
Furnished 2/1 in
Tavernier. Available April
15. $1,700 mo. F/L/S
Grassey Key, 3br/2ba,
Furn, W/D, Hot Tub,
$2250/mo + util, Lease
w/option to buy, F/US,
Grassy Key 2/2 Stilt
Very private. New cent
A/C. Lots of storage.
KCB 2/2 Spacious Stilt
w/wood dock. W/D, fur-
nished. Avail imm.
KCB Apt Avail June 1st
2/2 491 9th St.
F/L/S $1500 a month.
Call 305-743-4115
Key Colony Beach
3 Homes: 3/2 $2300/mo
1 on water furn $2500/mo
1 Condo 1/1 $1100/mo
Refs Required. Pete
Donnelly 305-743-5407
Cell 732-996-9591 email
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
Key Largo Park MM 101
1 block to priv boat ramp
& beach. 2/2 on 4 lots.
Carport, fenced, furn or
unfurn. Long orshort
term (min 3 mo) No pets
orsmoking. F/L/S $1,450
mo. 305-496-4650

April 18, 2007

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28500 Overseas Highway on Little Torch Key
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Classifieds 305-743-5551

Homes for Rent
SKey Largoshortterm
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

Little Torch 1/1. Private
Dock. Big kitch, W/D.
Open water views. F/L/S
N/PAmazing oppor. for
right indiv. 912-844-2628

Marathon 1/1 or Studio
in gated area, furnished,
utils inc. Docks and boat-
house available.
305-240-4969 or
Marathon ibdl ba
home, wshr/dryr, cntrl air,
Direct TV, very clean.
$1100 mo. 305-304-5965
Marathon 2/2.-1/2 acre
fence, dock, tiki bar, work
shop shed, new appl.
Central AC, Hardwood
firs. Gulfview. $2250 mo.
F/L/S. Chris James
Marathon 2/2 Ocean-
views, dock, nicely
furnished. Season oran-
nual. No pets 743-5444
Marathon 2br, Iba
unfurn house. $865/mo
+ security of $865. Incl
cable, water, trash.
SMarathon 3/2 Dbl Wide.
Hot Tub, canal front, 70'
dock. Avail furn/unfurn,
$1700/mo 6 mo lease
F/L/S 743-2881
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
Marathon MM51.
Furnished 3/2 Designer
Home, 30' dock on ocean
side canal. 3 stories,
$2500/mo. + utilities.
F/L/S, 6 mo. min lease.
Call 954-465-1491
Marathon, newly remod-
eled 2/1, unfurn, no pets
$1100/mo + until, F/L/S,
year lease 743-7439

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

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

iM Listing
MM 101.5 0/S 2BR/2BA,
fenced backyard, C-A/C.
982 Oleander Rd. No
smoking or pets $1,300
F/L/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.

EM Listing
Port Largo
$2,000 mo. F/L/S
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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'Boai s lip und
:FSBO 3(.Irj-872
3bedi2bath 545.001
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,Neipr Renr Aganr'
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Waterfront MM 101
Bi,' -tBP -.P;-/ 45 I:onr.
dOC S5 l1. KQy\ LArqo
Real Es;at,. 4251-2:3-80

Direct Oceanfront
lslamroradi 1 betd/1 balh
Moode pHorn'e Ex' r:.ond,
own landa 565 OOC
305-39 5-720

For sale by owner MM
96 6 O/S, completely re-
modeled 2/1, boat ramp,
Picnic ar. $329,000.
Adlomnng .'500 s.f. lot
also a.oil 508-726-7301
No BroiKe' p leas

Grassy Key 55+ Park
2003 ,_C-ier.okr. TT 38'
2/bed, slide-out, ood
Islamorada 1BR
singlewide, recently
refurbished. $12,500.

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
GREA I '.c 0

Tavernier2/1 panoram-
Ic bay view, enjoy sun-
sets, island kitchen, tiled
throughout, large lot,
$1400 mo. 305-598-8719
3/1 Big Pine Key newly
renovated, fenced yard,
avail May 1st. F/L/S.
$1400 mo. + utils.
3/2 unfurnished home
on BPK, dogs welcome,
on 4 lots forsale or rent,
call 305-304-7043,
$2200.00 mth. 1 st & sec.

with the Keynoter's
classified section.

712 Mobile Homes 712 Mobile Homes
for Rent 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.
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 1bd, 1ba,
screened porch. $775
incl water. Call Kitty
289-6510 Owner/Agent
Marathon I bd fully furn,
$1200 mo includes water
& electric. F/L/S.
Call 743-0235
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Marathon on canal.
Keys RV. 1 or 2 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
"Outdoor Resorts" at
Long Key. $1,000/month
+ electric, 5/1-10/31.
CLEAN, fully furnished
1 BR, 1 bath, 2Xtrailer
w/ central AC, W/D.
Gated community
w/ pool, tennis, marina,
& beach. No pets or
David M 401-274-5556


725 Apt Condo
Duplex for Rent
A Clean 2/1, Mthn,
newer kitchen, AC, W/D.
F/US $1275/mo yrly-
May 1.701 124st Gulf.
A Marathon effcy, brand
new, private entrance,
W/D, no pets/smoking
$820/mo, yr lease. F/S.
All new. MM 86.5 0/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

725 Apt Condo
Duplex for Rent
Big Pine Ibedl bath,
unfurnished, no pets or
smoking. $800/mo +
utilities, F/US.
Big Pine Canalfront
2bd/1 ba unfurn duplex.
Central a/c, tile floors,
utility room, covered
porch. $1300/mo + utili-
ties. F/US 305-304-6045
Big Pine duplex
corner canal, 2bd, 1 ba.
W/D. Great boating.
$1300, water incl.
F/L/S. 305-509-4173


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725 Apt-Condo- 725 Apt- Condo- 725 Apt -Condo-
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent

Big Pine. Large 2/1 on
canal. W/D & Davits.
$1350/mo water incl.
29331 Cypress Dr.
Carl 239-774-7600
BPK1/1 unfurn, canal.
750 sq ft, W/D, A/C. 1
year lease. $1000/moF/ .
L/S. Util Incl. No smokers
or pets. 305-872-3215
BPK Furnished 2/1
Spacious, private,
screened porch, W/D.
$1350/mo. F/L/S
Grassy Key Studio Apt.
Quiet street. No pets. Util
& cable incl. $800/mo.
F/US. 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
Islamorada MM 89.
Large, clean, unfurn 1/1
condo. C a/c, cable, W/D,
water, shutters. No
smoking. $975/mo. F/S.

KCB Gem. large must
see half duplex. 1/1 on
canal, furn/unfurn, W/D,
$1650/mo + util. F/L/S.

KCB Half duplex
2br, 2ba. W/D, tile floors,
dock. $1400 per month.
Call 481-8254
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
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 incl util.
Pets OK. 305-942-5022
Key West Condo: 3BD /
2BAwalkto beach, small
pets ok. $2,000/m F/US
Call Lela 305-395-0814,
Large 1 BR/1 BA condo
W/parking, W/D hook-up.
Pets ok. Marathon.
$1,100 mo. 1st & sec.
Layton Cheerful furn 1/1
on canal in quiet area.
W/D. $875 + utilities.
F/L/S. N/S, no pets.
.480-200-9189 avail 5/1

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

Marathon 1b/1 b, quiet
setting, big covrd porch
+ covrd parking. W/D.
No smoke or dogs. F/L/S.
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.
Marathon 2bd/2ba dup.
canal/ocean side. $1600
mo + utils, F/US; avail
now. 305-481-4817 or
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.
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

Marathon Efficiency
Oceanside. comoletelv

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,
MM 92 O/S Large 1/1
w/ocean view, $850
includes utilities w/cap
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 1 bd aptfor
long term rent. $1200 per
month. Bonefish Towers.
For info 574-875-9794
web latitude/attitude.com
New apt for rent-2/2, Lrg
liv rm w/ high ceilings, 8'
doors, granite counters &
Ig tiles throughout. S/S
Appis, Hi-EfcA/C, full
size W/D. $2495, rental
discount prgrm avl. By
appt only, 395-0345
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.
1/1 on canal, boat slip
available. No pets. Avail
immed. Laundry facility.
Central air. $950/mo +
$1350 sec. 743-7693

remodeled, pool, laun-
dry. Refs req. $950/mo. 740 Roommates -
F/LS 732-620-1784 Rooms for Rent
r11r |I r,.

L0i'I LisIng
Marathon Large 2Bd/1
Ba on Canal. Newly Ren-
ovated w/ Central Air,
DW, W/D, large lanai.
$1700/mo, utilities in-
cluded. 305-923-6609.
Marathon Move in Now
-Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.

Marathon, Waterfront
Lrg studio, dockage,
includes everything.
$1100/mo F/L/S.



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

Islamorada: Beautiful
4/4 home on water/
pool & dock. 3- 6 mos
pref. 703-403-4218
Key Colony Beach
2/2, dock, beach, boat,
Cabana Club. $900-
$1650/wk. kcbrental.com
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591


Ocean Views Deep Water Dock
3BR/2BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
Weekly/Monthly from $3000 per week
www.lokeyestate.net 941-488-7695

Vacation Rentals

Marathon 1-6 Bedroom
luxury waterfront home.
Discount rates for April
and May. 3 day min.
.com 888-564-5800
May Rental Special -
$1575.00 Summerland
Key House on canal.
Oceanside. Rick
1-800-474-2296 Mc-
manus House
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'x100', 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 or for retail sales.
8301 O/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802
Commercial Property
for Lease. High visibility
location directly on US#1
in Big Pine Key. Up to
6000 sq. ft prime retail or
office space. Call Banks
Prevatt, Realtor, Cold-
well Banker Schmitt R.E.
Co. 305-872-5264.
_ -
call Classified

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@

790 Business
Property for Rent

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

Retail / 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!
Call Dave, 305-731-5521

Marathon RV Lot
For Rent.
From $600/mo.
Call 305-731-5042.


Homes for Sale

Big Coppitt Wide Canal
Concrete seawall, large
fenced lot, legal enclo-
sure. 296-4698 Listed
owners.com ext
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931
Cudjoe, 2b/1b. 14' X 60'.
Completely renovated.
Immed. occupancy. New
appi, Italian tile. $37,500.
Call Al. 305-747-0768.
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,
1BR/1BA, 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
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.

Homes for Sale

Islamorada $890,000
canal front 2/1, boat
ramp, concrete dock,
overlooking sanctuary,
new A/C. Agents wel-
comed. 305-281-6338
4yrs old 3/2, garage,
huge deck per side. One
side leased at $4500 per
mo. Great location &
shape. Leaselpurchase
possible. 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@
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.
Call 304-1572
Key Largo waterfront
3/2 +dock. Furnished.
Newly remodeled.
$69,000. Lot rent $440
Knights Key/ Marathon.
3br/2ba. By owner.
Deep water dock. $620K.
305-743-2031. www.

Marathon $1,050,000
On Yacht Harbor Island
Open Water. FSBO.
305-289-0745 www.
Marathon 2 Afford-
ables. 1Bd/1Ba.
Remodeled, all new.
$275,000. Call
Marathon. New CBS
home with view of ocean!
3Bd/2.5Ba. For sale or
lease. $599,00. Call
305-292-7638 for appt.

Orlando-Disney New
homes for sale. 3 and 4
beds, loaded with up-
grades, owner fin. $255k
Plantation Key MM 90
Open House Sat / Sun
247 Gardenia. 2/2 up, 1/1
down. 1676 sq ft. $585K.
305-216-9464 619-0305

Real Estate.
find it in

free in local newspper racks

Homes for Sale

Relocating. Highly ~"
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, F1 33050
Summerland Key Af-
fordable, beautiful, brand
new 3/2 1100 sq. ft
homes. All apple 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
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
Affordable Open Watr-.
Living!! 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 at Coldwell
Banker Schmitt R.E.

Breezy Pines RV Park.
Big Pine Key. 35' 5th
wheel with screen room
or 304-283-2101
Canalfront RV in 55+
Park w/FL room and
new deck. Reduced from"-
$43,000 to $38,000.
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
Marathon. 40' 1/11998.
In excellent condition.
Furnished in Waterfront
park. $25,900.
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55+ park,
Furn 2/2, cent A/C,
1400sq ft, wet bar, new
tile, shed, covered porch.
Outdoor Resorts MM
66.271 mobile home,
park model. $275,000.
Wanted. Mobile home
park to purchase
in South Florida.
250+ units and 55+ age
group. Gary Smith,
Coldwell Banker Schmitt
(305)304-7009. www.

April 18, 2007

46 The Keynoter

Classifieds 305-743-5551

825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
-'*CB 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,

Key Colony Beach
2/2 condo for sale by
owner. Priced to move.
Call for details, 289-1741
Marathon 211 half duplex
CBS. Tile floors, new
central AC, W/D, hurri-
caneshutters. $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
Trade: Gulf access
3bed, 3bath Chrystal Riv-
er, FL. Deep canal. Trade
for Keys home. Call
860 Out of State
for Sale
Kentuky 7+ Cleared
acres. $75K with easy
terms. View at wOv.
EZLandPurcha e.com or
-phone 1-866-846-4349

with the Keynoter's
classified section.

880 Lots Acreage 890 Business
for Sale Property for Sale

Bay/Mangrove front lot
in PKC, 360 S. Coconut
Palm. 70'x255' w/building
permit. Flood insurance
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.
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.
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.
Ourdoor Resorts MM66
Vacant lot. Use your RV
or build a concrete
house. No ROGO.
$275K. 231-218-1495
Permitted Lot
75x125 Oceanfront
$1.3 513-404-8142
RV lot, bay views, boat
ramp & community dock-
age avail. Close to
restaurants & shopping.
Key Largo. $192,000.
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
Triple lot with permit.
Build your dream house
on a 1/2 acre mini estate.
Nearshops, park, pool,
MM 100 $429k451-0597


2 TBRs For Sale Pur-
chase 1 or both. Mixed
use (comm. or resi. ) 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


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


First Professional Cen-
ter 1000 sq ft. unit, turn
key office space. Great
setting for medical or pro-
fessional business.
$375k 305-393-4600
Slip for sale Key Largo
Kawama. 15'x37' direct
ocean access with
hydrodock boat lift,
electric & water. Asking
$215,000. 786-797-3535


Power Boats
2 Waverunners 99 & 04,
Yamaha SUV (4 passen-
ger) Lots of storage,
brand new engines w/
warr. Both exc condition!
$6500 each, or $12k for
both. 305-731-3945

8' Zodiac
2 man. 5 hp motor.
14' 2001 Nautica Rib
with 50 Yamaha
$8,000. Call
16' 7" '00 Ranger Flats
Boat, 115 Yamaha, low
hrs, pole platform, walk
around deck, w/trailer,
many extras. Excellent
cond. $14K 289-9938
16' Carolina Skiff DLX
2003,50 HP Yamaha,
galv trailer. Low hours.
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


Power Boats
17' Hydra Sport 2004
C.C., 90 HP 2004
Yamaha. Excellent cond.
$12,000. Call Shelter Bay
Marine, 743-7008
17' Key West flats skiff,
Yamaha 115HPfour-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,
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.
20'6" Pro Line W/A
150 hp Mercury 2003,
trailer, extras. At Grassy
Key, in the water. $8,800.
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.
21' Pontoon boat w/50
hp Honda motor $3000;
$3700 w/trailer. Also 50
hp Evinrude $800.
305-942-3055 MM 99
22' 2005 Glacier Bay T-
top, twin 115HP4-Strk
Suzukis, Garmin, wind-
less, trir, $55K
24' Formula. 150 hours
on new engine. Recent
All Grip. $5,000 OBO.


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in this newspaper is subject
to the Federal Fair Housing
Act of 1968 which makes it
EQUAL HOUSING illegal to advertise "any pref-
OPPORTUNIY 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.

Power Boats
24' T Craft trap boat,
very clean, new elec.
puller, 200 Mercury'06
Optimax, $13,900.
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.
27' '06 Blackhawk CC
with twin Yamaha 200 hp
HPDI. Fast, trailer, btm
paint, gps, low hours.
$56K 727-560-2251
27' 1990 Bayliner 2655
Ciera. AS IS frozen
engine. Fresh lower unit,
trailer, all electronics,
Lowrance LCX-104, VHF
radio. $8500/obo.
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. Buc value
of$31-34K. But priced @
NADA low ret. of
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,
anchor winch. Must sell.
Asking $79K Make offer.
32' Perma Craft 1973.
2-318 Chrysler. This boat
catches fish. Flybridge
sportfisherman with elec-
tronics. $25,000 OBO.
Call 852-4163. Leave
msq if not available.
34' 2006 Fitz,
540 Cummins diesel,
A/C, generator, 26 knot
cruise at 17 gallons/hour.
34' Crusader 1976, fly
bridge sport fish. 320hp
3208T. Upgraded keel,
standup head, full can-
vas:$32,000 OBO.
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, 367gal fuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen.
305-743-7456, Marathon

Power Boats
35' Carolina Classic
2003, Express Sportfish.
Perfect condition, many
extras, very low hours.
Extended warranty.
35' Fly Bridge Cruiser
4KW Gen head with
shower, central air. Ex
live aboard or cruise.
$21 k OBO 305-872-4989
38' 1980 Delta dive cer-
tified for 25 passengers.
CAT 3208T engine.
38' Chriscraft. Aft cab-
in. 2 bath, full shower,
454's, full liveaboard/
cruising capabilities. Cur-
rently in nice KW livea-
board slip. $45K.
42' Grand Banks
Classic 1994,2-300 hp
Cats; many extras includ-
ing new 12 kw Northern
Lights gen. Ready to sail;
46' Ocean Sportfish,
1986. Twin 671 TI, 1700
hours, galley down, 2/2
rooms/heads. $130,000
obo. 305-619-0131,
50' Viking 1994
Sportfish. Twin 10 Cyl.
MAN Engines. $525,000.
Serious Buyers Call

60' Guthrie Sport Fish-
liveaboard, completely
refurbished. $80,000
Health forces sale.


Power Boats
60' Long Range Cruiser
Steel Hull, bow thruster,
lots of comfortable living
space. $44,500.
2000 23'Mako CC 225
Optimax 206 hrs. T top,
plotter, sounder, riggers.
2004 Action Craft 1720
Hybrid, 115 HP Mercury
OptiMaxw/low hrs. All
options w/full sunbrella
cover & Continental trail-
er. $24k. 650-464-7858
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
Everwonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
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
26'Pearson 1972 4ft
draft, 5 sails. In good
cond. GPS chart plotter.
Located in Marathon.


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32' Island Packer'91
Excellent condition
Low hours, loaded
33' Glander, shallow
draft, custom design,
raised deck. $30K.
36' Morgan Out-Island.
Center Cockpit, double
cabin, Perkins Diesel.
New Algrip, new interior.
Dingyw/ Honda. Great
live aboard or cruising.
PDQ 36 $140,000.
PDQ 32 $86,000.
1995 Beneleau 405.
$79,000 (in St V )
1170 Outboard-
Inboard Engines
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
Dock Rentals/Sales
Duck Key Rental
Deep water dockage,
oceanside. $275/mo.
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 $350Kto
$325K. 305-395-9690


Dock Rentals/Sales

Marathon Rental Slip
21x65, 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


1A-Marine Surveys
March Hare Marine Svcs
305-743-3368 Certified
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.
20' AquaSport rigged
for stone crabbing,
300 stone crab certs.,
a few traps. Best offer.
2279 B Lobster certs
$45 each
500 new Lobster traps
$25 each
433 Big Fl traps $10 each
AA Dave buys permits
So Atl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869

All types of permits for
sale!! 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 & broker all 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

Crab Boat
39 ft Key West #1,
460 Lugger. $75,000.
Full electronics, 500 gal
fuel, 100 gal water, 4
bunks, shower, nice boat.
Naples 239-269-0600 or
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
797-6433 or 296-8398
Gated Dry Storage
boats, RVs, trailers. For
best rates call Gary
Genuine Teak Lumber
Best prices, big invento-
ry. Plus King Starboard.
com or 305-743-4090
Gulf of Mexico Reef
$6,800 OBO.
Call 305-743-1952
Hard dingies-4 new.
8-12 Foot. Row or motor.
Will email pics & info.
Delivery available!!
Call 305-451-4301
Hydro boat lift, great
shape, for 32' boat.
Asking $750.
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


Call Classified

Automobile Donations
Tax Deductible at ap-
praised value when do-
nated toa 43 year old
non-reporting 501-C-3
charity. Maritime Minis-
tries. 305-289-4554.
Pick up junk trucks,
vans, cars, or any auto-
mobile forjunk.
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
Wrecked & towable 87
S10, 2.8 V6. Runs great
with $350 tune up. 5 new
tires, + free S10 Ig bed.
Free obo. 664-4166 Iv ms
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
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.
03 Infiniti FX45 52k mi
NAV, DVD, rear
camera. $17,200
93 Lincoln MVII
83,000 miles.
Call 289-7941
03 Pontiac Vibe GT
66k mi. Great condition.
Located in Marathon.
l. e 7 7.04r} l

'06 Acura RSX Type-S.
19K mi. Black over char-
coal interior, sunroof, 6
speed trans, loaded.
$12,200. jnmzz@aol.com
86 Mercedes 560SL
Low mileage, 9 out of 10
condition. Garage kept.
$14,500 obo.
'97 Chevrolet Camaro
convertible. With 53,000
miles. Stick shift, silver,
good cond. $6,500.
289-7734. Duck Key.
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
1997 Mercury Tracer
$2000 OBO Good condi-
tion with new AC & radia-
tor, CD player and new
tires. Call Erica at
1360 Mopeds-
Honda VLX motorcycle
600 cc, Illusion blue, low
miles, great cond. Call
2002 Model Kawasaki
ZRX 1200R. Purchased
in 2003. 1400 miles,
showroom condition.
$5000 OBO. 743-0603
1966 HD Electra Glide.
Very nice. Serious only.
1999 HD Fatboy low
miles, lots of extras.
Must see $10,500
*'u,0 .7.' 1. 3447

1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
Aluminum Service body
(by Reading). Fits Ford
or Chevy. 8' single wheel
trucks. $800 OBO.
2000 Dodge 1500 SLT
Quad Cab Long Bed
5.9L, 90,000 miles, CD,
AC, all power, tow pack-
age, bed liner. $7600

3 Listing
2005 Chevy Blazer. Like
new. 7500 miles. Under
warranty. Red. $13,500.

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 sh MM ioo .I4555

1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles
2005 25' Keystone trav-"
el trailer. Exc condition.
Used only for 8 mo. On
secluded lot in Marathon.
Leaving state in May.
'03 Coleman popup
camperw/2 side slide
outs. 22'. Excellent cond
A/C. Rack for 4 bikes,
screen room, canopy.
'06 Pioneer 32'. Super-
slideout, central AC, self
contained, sleeps 10,
quad bunks. Can deliver.
$14,000 obo.
'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
rii. V-10 motor. $15,000.
1996 34' 5th Wheel
2 slideouts, w/d, d/w. See
at Spin-drift Trailer Sales,
mm 22.5 Cudjoe 745
3131 or744 3408
PT Cruiser Woody II
Custom Kit, new in box.
Fits 2001 and newer.
$550 305-394-0484

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Loaded, Only $9,500

02 Chrysler Voyager
Affordable, Only $8,900

99 Chev. Cargo Van
63k miles, $8,900

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