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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: May 2, 2007
Frequency: semiweekly[<1984-1997>]
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No more patience
Marathon officials, tired
of looking at the wreck
that's been the Quay restau-
rant and store complex
since Hurricane Wilma, are
moving closer to knocking
it do\\ n and charging the
owners. Other similar sites
along U.S. I could get the
same treatment. See stone.
Page 8.

Two life terms
A former Key Largo
man who admitted killing
an elderly Ohio couple for
n hor he once worked gets
two life sentences without
parole. See story. Page 11.

Shelters rising
Bus shelters are going
,up in the Lower Keys due
"o the huge success of the
Lower Keys Shuttle, and
the plans include a Key
West-like shelter for the
terminal stop near the
Marathon Publix. ,"here
American Coach also stops.
See story. Page 10.

Sympson leaving
Bill Sympson. a part of
the Marathon High School
sports program for 32 years
and its longtime football
coach and current athletic
director, is stepping down.
Teresa Konrath, the
school's successful softball
coach, is filling the slot.
See story. Page 21.

Cross., ord
Fisning ...
Opinion .

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Water limits may tighten

Senior Sljr( \\ rnier
K'.'. idl.',.. rr n_.er i:.',m

after r use in the Florida Ke\ s
has dropped a. residents v ork to
conserve during an ongoing
drought. officials said.
But een if all South Florida
follow: the Ke\-" e\.imple. it
nmal not be enough to .ard off



dies at 79

led long life
of public service
dhIball_ c,rIn:.|r c.:.m

marathon pioneer Ralph E.
Cunninhamn Jr.. founder ot the
first Ke\ la'W firm outside of
Ke\ \West and holder of numer-
ous public offices, died at hIi
home Slnda\ morning in the
company\ of friends and famrnl\.
He v. as 79.
"He had a standard of e cel-
lence he followed iirough life.
and he w\as one of the mosLt v ell
read and ,'ell respected perons
I'\e ce'r knov. n," s.aid atnome\
Bob Miller. A ho came under
Cunmnigham' tutelage 'hen he
joined CunnLinghanmi practice in
Cunningham. onginalli from
Alpena. Nlhch.. served to \ears
aboard U.S. Na\\ submarines
before earning his laj' decree
front the Uin\ersir\ of lMiami in
1953. Later that ear. lie estab-
lished the Cunningham Law"
Office-. hic h is now,

Board meets next week to consider it:
Keys down 19 percent in overall use

Sea.r-round use restrictions.
"Nla\be the time is right to
look at \ear-round resrriLctions,"
Chip Merriam. deputy e\ecuti\e
director of the South Florida

Water Management District, told
Associated Press reporters
The managing board of the
district meets NMa\ 9 and II1 in
West Palm Beach and could
begin lat\ in the ground-'.ork tor

permanent use restrictions.
Current Phase 2 limits in
place in the Ke\- resmtnt most
law n U.atering and \ hicle w'ash-
ing to t o da\ s a .' eek.
One-da\ -a-.- eek limits could
be imposed it the record drought
continue, which it likeih \ill.
according to Ben Nelson. state

See WATER / 2

Pnolo 0.,. MARi BETH r.ARIEL
DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT: The Marathon High School senior prom took over the city
amphitheater Saturday night. The weather was perfect for the annual rite of passage.

Card Sound work to begin

Wrong barrier
causes delay
Ser.i.r S ait Ar l
1. a.jlh... ai .'k iu n..iter >:.m

A plan to begin bridge-repair
kwork along Card Sound Road has
hit a detour.
Work to replace decking on

the Saunders Creek Bridge v as
expected to begin Tuesda\. but a
temporary concrete barrier to
protect 'workers did not arme on
-A.ctuall\. the\ delivered a
burner. but it kas not the correct
one." project spokeswoman Patti
Jones said. "The right one is on
the a\."

A deli' er) date ,'as uncertain,
she said.
"It could be tomorrow or it
could be a fe more da\ s before
the\ get ,khat the need." Jones
said. "'We don't know ce\aclyv
% hen it's going to happen."
Work ,as scheduledd to begin
in mid-April. but was dclayed
until Tuesday to accommodate




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2 Wednesday, May 2,2007

Keys News


Keys native named to board eys briefs


Forecast: Expect partly
cloudy skies with a
chance of thunderstorms.

Upper Keys
91655 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070
Newsroom.......(305) 853-7103
Advertising.......(305) 852-3216
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Fax....................(305) 852-0199

3015 Overseas Highway
(PO. Box 500158)
Marathon, FL 33050-0158
Newsroom ......(305) 743-5551
Advertising......(305) 743-5551
Fax.................(305) 743-6397
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Key West
2720-A N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Overseas Market
Key West, FL 33040
Newsroom ......(305) 296-6989
Advertising......(305) 296-6989
Fax ................(305) 296-1924

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call toll-free 1-800-441-0444.

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POSTMASTER: Address changes

Crist appoints
Estenoz, who
joins Collins

An environmentalist who
was raised in the Keys and has a
decade of experience in the
trenches of Everglades restora-
tion battles has been named to
the board of the South Florida
Water Management District by
Gov. Charlie Crist.
Shannon Estenoz, 39, a
Plantation resident and regional-
director for the National Parks
Conservation Association, will
join the nine-member governor-
appointed board overseeing the
agency that manages water for
16 counties, including Monroe,
and directs Everglades restora-
tion and cleanup.
"Her background in civil
engineering and her experience
with water and environmental
resource management and poli-
cy make her uniquely qualified
to serve the people of South
Florida in this position," Crist
said in a statement.
The Keys are represented on
the board by Islamorada fishing
guide Mike Collins. Both his
and Estenoz's terms expire in

March 2010.
Estenoz's appointment,
which must be confirmed by the
Florida Senate, gives the envi-

Estenoz will
join the
the agency
that manages
water for
16 counties.

ronmental community its
strongest influence in a decade
on the powerful, often coitro-
versial agency.
Estenoz is married to Richard
Grosso, executive director and

general counsel for the
Environmental and Land Use
Law-- Center at Nova South-
eastern University's law school.
Grosso frequently represents
environmental groups in law-
suits, especially in Monroe
"I think that by appointing
me, Gov. Crist has made it clear
that he understands the mission
of the water management dis-
trict," Estenoz said. "There is an
environmental component and
water resources protection com-
ponent to the job."
Estenoz, a native of Key
West, credited the district with
pushing forward on Everglades
restoration, particularly in
securing state funding for the
first phase of an "accelerated"
project in the $11 billion state-
federal project, including a
series of giant reservoirs.
Estenoz formerly worked for
the World Wildlife Fund as the
Everglades program director
and previously served on the
Governor's Commission for the
Everglades and on the Water
Resources Advisory Com-
mission. She holds bachelor's
degrees in civil engineering and
international affairs from
Florida State University.
Estenoz succeeds Miya Burt-
Stewart as a Broward County
board member.

Few violations are found

WATER / From 1

meteorologist with the Florida
Division of Emergency
"Statewide, Florida is experi-
encing one of its driest seasons
on record since 1895, and it's
possible that the summer rainy
season won't bring enough
water to end the drought,"
Nelson said at Tuesday's press
conference along the parched
shores of Lake Okeechobee.
In the past 18 months, South
Florida has received 49.31 inch-
es of rain nearly 17 inches
below the 30-year average,
according to the water district.
Lake Okeechobee is
approaching a record low level
reached in the 2000-01 drought.
Use of water from Okeechobee
for agriculture has been severely

In the Keys, water use from
April 13 to April 30 when
Phase 2 restrictions were put in
effect dropped 19 percent
from the same period last year,
said Jim Reynolds, Florida Keys
Aqueduct Authority executive
Under earlier Phase 1 restric-
tions imposed in late March,
usage dropped 11 percent.
Local water use "appears to
be going in the right direction,"
Reynolds said.
"Our concern is that we don't
have constant reminders of the
drought, like looking at Lake
Okeechobee," he said.
"Down here we see the
ocean, and the ocean's full every
day. We need to remember
what's going on."
Only "one or two" water-use
violations have been issued in
Key West since penalties went
into effect, said Jaime Baker of

the city Code Compliance
Office. "There haven't been
many problems at all."
Violation reports from unin-
corporated Monroe County and
other municipalities were not
available at press time.
Effects of the drought are
worse than the 2000-01 drought
because rainfall has been lower
throughout the state. In 2001,
low rainfall in South Florida was
the problem..
Four navigation locks
through Lake Okeechobee have
closed because of low water lev-
Nelson, the state meteorolo-
gist, said forecasters fear that a
La Nina weather pattern may
form. A La Nina shifts the jet
stream northward, which could
prevent storms and rain from
replenishing South Florida water
supplies during the fall, winter
and spring.

Cops: 3 burglaries
may be related

Monroe Count\ Sheriff's
Office detectives say three
recent business burglaries in
Marathon may have been
committed by the same sus-
pect or suspects.
The Citgo gas and conven-
ience store, Burger King and
Pizza Hut have all been bur-
glarized within a week. The
Cltgo was hit April 23 and the
Burger King and Pizza Hut
S\ere both broken into early
In all three cases, the
unknown suspects used a
large piece of cement to break
a window and remove cash
registers or cash drawers
from inside.
nonee itlh information
should call the Sheriff's
Office or Crime Stoppers.

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-
Higgs Beach, Key

Key West Bureau Chief
Alyson Crean with Naval
Air Station Key West
spokesman Jim Brooks,
on new noise-impact
maps and housing, plus
a whole lot more.

E-mail questions:


Keys News

Wednesday, May 2,2007 3

Key Wester Ramos recalled for love of history


Nearly as iconic as the great
seaside house he owned, Hilario
"Charlie" Ramos Jr. is part of the
Key West history he loved.
Ramos died Sunday at age 70.
Ramos spent much of his
youth in the Southernmost
House, growing up in a city that
was very different than today, a
city he worked hard to preserve.
"He was a very private per-
son," former County Com-
missioner Shirley Freeman said.
"But he had a vision for the
whole city and the whole county,
Freeman's late husband Billy
grew up with Ramos. The two
were close in the 1960s when
Ramos became the city's
youngest city commissioner.

He was later the county's
youngest county commissioner,
Shirley Freeman says, and was
the third youngest Florida legisla-
tor when elected to the Florida
House in 1963, beating out long-
time politico Bemie Papy.
"Ramos faced difficult chal-
lenges in the Legislature,"
AnnieLaura Jaggers wrote in her
biography of Freeman. "The old,
established 'pork-barrelers' did
not intend to allow a 25-year-old
upstart from the Keys to accom-
plish anything."
"It's hard to tell why he went
into politics," said County Com-
missioner Sonny McCoy, who
also grew up with Ramos. "No
one ever expected some 20-
something neophyte would take
on Papy and win."

"Charlie was your friend,
absolutely committed to you,"
McCoy said. "Of course, if he
was your enemy, he could be
absolutely committed on that,
Ramos was instrumental in
establishing the Old Island
Restoration Foundation. The
meticulous restoration of the
Southernmost House, now a
guesthouse and museum where
his sister Matilde still lives, is a
testament to his commitment to
the city.
He fought hard to save the Salt
Ponds from development and, in
recent years, battled against con-
dos in the city's historic district.
Ramos, in an article he wrote
for the local publication El Faro
in 1992, recalled his first car a
1953 Bel Air that his father
Hilario Sr. bought for him and

Cunningham remained active


Cunningham, Miller and
Williams P.A. in Marathon.
Cunningham built his firm
into one of the most successful
practices in the Middle Keys, and
he held various public offices
including justice of the peace and
coroner from 1955 to 1957.
Cunningham also was the first
resident outside of Key West to
serve as state representative,
from 1959 to 1961, and state
attorney from 1969 to 1970. He
also was city attorney and judge
for Key Colony Beach for three
Cunningham was involved
-with dozens of civic and business
groups in the Keys. However,
friends remember him first and
foremost as a brilliant and
thoughtful lawyer.
"Ralph was a mentor," Miller
said. "I came to the Florida Keys
not expecting to find a law firm I
wanted to work for, but I was
very impressed."
Cunningham was a member
of several legal groups.
"He retired in 1994, but he
regularly came into the office to
see how things were going,"
Miller said. "He was always
intrigued and would ask what we
were interested in these days, the
types of cases going on and
things in the community."
In the early days, Cunningham

-' wasn't sure a
Marathon law
practice would
even get off
the ground. He
. recounted the
events with the
Keynoter in
h .. 2003.
"I headed
CUNNINGHAM down to the
sundry store where locals would
gather on rocking chairs to swap
stories and gossip," Cunningham
said. "I went with intention of
introducing myself to some of the
regulars and got a decidedly
mixed reception. The first man I
spoke to said, 'Son, we don't
need any damn attorneys in this
Cunningham's gamble paid
off, and his success allowed him
to become involved in other ven-
tures, most notably as charter
director, board chairman and
attorney for Marine Bank of
Monroe County (formerly
Marathon State Bank) for 37
Cunningham loaned his legal
expertise to the boards of the
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
for three years and Florida Keys
Electric Cooperative for four. He
also owned businesses the
Knotical Shop and Rainbow
Unlimited and developed the Sea
Crest Heights Subdivision.
He was a charter member of
the Marathon Elks Lodge (a

member for 42).
He was organizing president
for the Marathon Jaycees as well
as Sombrero Country Club, and
chairman of the Elected
Committee to Rebuild Marathon
following Hurricane Donna in
"I could always make it a
point to talk to him," Marathon
city manager and longtime resi-
dent Mike Puto said. "Even as
city manager, he made it a point
to give me a call and see if he
could do anything to help me out.
He was just a real down to earth
and neat guy."
Cunningham made a lasting
impact on Marathon, and Miller
said his name will remain at the
front of the sign gracing the law
practice he founded 54 years ago.
Cunningham is survived by
his son Michael (and daughter-in-
law Maryann) of Lakeland,
daughter Candice (and son-in-
law Rick) Dixon of Mulberry,
five grandchildren, one great-
grandchild and his fiance Roberta
He was preceded in death by
two sons, Patrick and Christian
A funeral will be held at 1
p.m. Friday at San Pablo Catholic
Church in Marathon. Memorial
donations can be made to Visiting
Nurse Association/Hospice of the
Florida Keys, 92001 Overseas
Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070.

Matilde. He fondly recalled his
father's generation, men dressed
in while linen suits and Panama
hats with fat cigars in their fists.
"Even on the .hottest day of
summer,". Ramos wrote, "you
never caught these men without
shirts and ties."
A rosary will be held at- 7

tonight at Dean-Lopez Funeral
Home, 418 Simonton St.
Thursday at 1 p.m., a memorial
service will be held at St. Mary's
Star of the Sea Church. A recep-
tion will follow at the
Southernmost House on Upper
Duval Street.



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Keys News

Wednesday, May 2,2007 5

Port panel hears waterfront plan

Trade group
urges fishermen
to attend tonight

The Monroe County Marine
and Port Advisory Committee
seldom has much of an audience.
But its meeting tonight could be
different as the group, which
provides marine-related advice
to the County Commission, dis-
cusses a measure to preserve the
working waterfront in the Keys.
The committee convenes at 6
p.m. at the Marathon
Government Center. It will take
its first look at a draft ordinance
aimed at striking a balance
between property rights and
preservation of an industry.
"The intent ... is to protect the
existing recreational and com-
mercial working waterfront,"

according to the draft ordinance,
"as well as encourage the preser-
vation and development of
working waterfronts."
It's been close to three years
since Marathon Boat Yard owner
Bruce Popham warned the
County Commission that the
Keys' commercial fishing indus-
try and the waterfront busi-
nesses that support it were
threatened by residential devel-
In March, county staffers pre-
sented a variety of options rang-
ing from a concept of "no net
loss," which would allow no
changes in use, to options that
would provide at least a little
protection of the waterfront
industries. The commissioners
urged staff to come up with a
balanced approach.
The proposal up for discus-
sion tonight is aimed at preserv-
ing 50 percent of a waterfront

Work about to start

parcel's potential use for marine
functions. Under the proposal,
marinas, boat yards and com-
mercial fishing docks would
retain those specific functions on
at least 50 percent of their prop-
Rich Jones, senior planner
with the county Division of
Marine Resources, who is work-
ing closely with the advisory
committee, stresses the proposal
on the table is a draft and "sub-
ject to revision."
"We should not allow the
replacement of one type of use
for another and call it a wash,"
Doug Gregory, marine agent for
the Monroe County Cooperative
Extension Service, told the
County Commission during an
April workshop.
"We need to preserve the key-
stone properties that are essential
for the commercial fishing
industry," Scott Zimmerman
said during the same workshop.
Zimmerman is executive direc-
tor of the Florida Keys
Commercial Fishermen's
Association. "I can count on one
hand the fish houses that support
this industry. They hold the

future of the fishing industry in
their hands."
Zimmerman is urging com-
mercial fishermen to attend
tonight's meeting. Some worry
that allowing property owners to
develop half their parcels for
non-marine uses could be the

death knell for commercial fish-
The proposed ordinance con--
tains a number of incentives for
property owners, including the
chance to transfer density to
other parcels in the same region
of the Keys.

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events including a recent benefit
bicycle ride from Miami to Key
Card Sound has seen more use
in recent months because of the
major reconstruction of U.S. 1
between Florida City and Key
Largo. The 18-Mile Stretch is in
full swing, and the Card Sound
Road work will be, when hurri-
cane season starts June 1.
When work commences, one
lane of the Saunders Creek
Bridge will close around the
clock for about two months.
Saunders Creek is the first
bridge southbound travelers
encounter after crossing the Card
Sound Bridge.
"Replacing a bridge deck,
which is the driving surface, is a
major project," Jones said.
Traffic over the short bridge
will be limited to one lane until
work is complete, in approxi-
mately eight weeks. Temporary
traffic signals will be installed to
regulate the use of the open lane.
The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office has not scheduled special
patrols in the area of the con-
struction, said agency. spokes-
woman Becky Herrin.
"Should the need arise, we'll

try to handle whatever problems
there may be," Herrin said.
"We're paying attention to week-
ends and other periods when traf-
fic may be heavy, like Memorial
Day Weekend. If there are any
backups, we'll see if it's possible
to alleviate them somehow."
The work on Card Sound
Road is part of a year-long, $4.9
million Monroe County project
to repair and upgrade five bridges
on the Monroe portion of the
"After Saunders Creek is fin-
ished, there may be a short-term
closure from time to time but this
sounds like it will be have the
most significant effect on traffic
of anything in the project," Jones
The closing was timed to
begin after Easter, when the win-
ter season begins winding down,
and the arrival of peak hurricane
season, Jones said. "This appears
to be pretty good timing."
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 target-
ed for repairs, in addition to
Saunders Creek.
Coastal Marine Construction
is the lead contractor.

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Keys Opinion

Voice concerns tonight

about the waterfront

An important meeting will take place tonight and it's highly
likely very few members of the public will even bother to show
up and voice their concerns.
The Marine and Port Advisory Committee for Monroe County
is facing what some call the death knell of the commercial fish-
ing industry as working waterfronts get gobbled up by real estate
outfits intent on high-end development.
At a series of meetings the past year, a few industry stalwarts
sounded the alarm. But there was little hue and cry from the larg-
er public to bum the ears of the County Commission.
During earlier discussions of a moratorium, arguments to pre-
serve private property rights were mounted to offset those who
argued about the disappearance of the working waterfronts.
Some fear it may already be too late.
"We need to preserve the keystone properties," argued Scott
Zimmerman during one of these earlier workshops. Zimmerman
is executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial
Fishermen's Association.
At tonight's committee meeting, the discussion will focus on a
draft ordinance that tries to protect at least half of the waterfront
for marine uses in any redevelopment. This is a compromise
If you don't think this makes sense, then show up tonight,
starting at 6 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.
A year from now, if things go the wrong way, we'll have only
our own apathy to blame.

Keys lose a part of history

We join with the hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and
associates mourning the loss of two Keys pioneers.
Hilario "Charlie" Ramos Jr. and Ralph E. Cunningham Jr. both
helped shape the Florida Keys we have today. Both died Sunday.
Ramos grew up in Key West and became the city's youngest
city commissioner before running for and winning a county
commission post. He later beat Bernie Papy in a political upset
for the Florida House in 1963.
Cunningham was the first attorney to practice law outside- of
Key West when he arrived in the tiny town of Marathon after
World War II. He later helped found Sombrero Country Club,
the Marathon Jaycees and played a critical role in the rebuilding
of Marathon after the devastation of Hurricane Donna in 1960.
He was also the first non-Conch to win the state House seat
from Monroe County, serving in the Legislature from 1959 to
Both men gave of themselves in ways that knit the fabric of
these keys we call home.
It's not an exaggeration to say we won't see their like again.

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Zoning change for Lucky's Landing is illogical

There is no logical reason to approve the
rezoning of the Lucky's Landing-mobile-home
park on Little Torch Key to Urban Residential and
the county has no obligation to change our zoning
laws to serve the owner's purpose.
Please realize the only purpose of this rezoning
is to allow large, multifamily buildings with large
units. The rezoning is not necessary for affordable
housing and it is not necessary to replace the
existing units.
No multi-family building of this scale has been
built in the Lower Keys in at least 25 years. In
fact, as you travel through the Lower Keys, you
will not see a large multi-family building north of
Big Coppitt. This project would change that.
Urban Residential is what the owner wants but
is it right for the Lower Keys? No other property
in the Lower Keys outside of Stock Island has
this designation. Consequently, if this'request by
the developer is approved, it will set a very strong
precedent for future changes and encourage
developers to believe they will be allowed to
swap our mobile-home neighborhoods for large

Unfortunately, and illogically, the Monroe
County Planning Department is recommending
approval of this change while at the same time
working with the community to write a master
plan for the Lower Keys with the object of pre-
serving its character In my opinion, it is very
inappropriate to be approving the first large con-
dominium while working with the citizens on this
The proposed change does not meet any of the
criteria for approval. The current zoning is consis-
tent with the comprehensive plan and there are no
obvious errors in zoning map or changes to popu-
lation projections to warrant a rezoning.
And once again, the county has no obligation
to change its zoning law to suit the needs of the
Ty Symroski
Key West

Editor's note: The letter writer is a former
county Planning Department director who also
has served as Key West's planning director.

Building-height limit needs to be in charter

On May 15, Islamorada voters will face an
important decision for the future of our village.
That is, do we want to curtail developers' sneak
attack on our 35-foot building height restriction?
Certainly, Islamorada has an ordinance in place
prohibiting building over 35 feet, and our village
staff has worked diligently to protect that interest.
However, in case you haven't noticed, developers
have become more and more adept at figuring out
ways to circumvent our rules -and they're get-
ting good at it. They challenge definitions, plead
architectural standards and threaten litigation
almost every step of the way.
What's so valuable about gaining another foot
or two for a developer? One could hardly believe
it's the aesthetic value of any particular project.
The real motive is to open the door just a crack,
allowing the same door to be opened wider and

Earth Day was a hit
The management and staff of Bahia Honda
State Park would like to thank the following
local merchants and organizations for their gen-
erosity that made our 12th annual Earth Day
Celebration a success:
T-shirt sponsors Marathon Electric, Sunshine
Key RV Resort, Island Tee Shirt Graphics,
NAPA-Marathon, Sombrero Cay Club, Charley
Toppino and Sons, Coral Marine Construction,
Superior Electric, Singh Corp., Coral
Construction Co. and TIB Bank.
We would like to thank Mark Wesley and the
Key West High School Jazz Band for the won-
derful music they provided. We would also like
to thank the Big Pine Moose Lodge and Boy
Scout Troop 573 for serving up a great lunch.
And a big thanks to all of the wonderful volun-
teers that helped out at our event.
Monay Markey
Bahia Honda State Park

wider with each small victory over our regula-
tions. Haven't we had enough of these not-so-
veiled tactics?
By putting the height restriction in the village
charter, we will make it very difficult to change
the height restriction, or its regulatory language.
Plus, it's adding protection to the community
character that we are struggling desperately to
preserve. Additionally, it will send a strong mes-
sage to other elected officials within the county
they can and should protect the reliability and
integrity of municipal and county codes.
The village Local Planning Agency, Charter
Review Committee, staff and council have
worked hard toenable the voters of Islamorada to
make their voices heard through the referendum.
Absentee ballots have already gone out and early
voting at the courthouse has commenced.
This is a big one, so please do your share. Vote
yes on the height restriction question May 15.
Councilwoman Cathi Hill

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Keys Opinion

Wednesday, May 2,2007

Promises broken to Key Players, Key Largo

Once again, the residents of unin-
corporated Monroe County have been
betrayed by the county government. It
becomes more and more apparent that
not one of our five commissioners,
nor our county administrator, feels
any responsibility to stand by commit-
ments made to the people.
In this particular case, the people
refers to the residents of Key Largo,
who in a survey requested by then-
Commissioner Murray Nelson and
conducted by their representatives
with the Islands of Key Largo
Federation of Homeowner
Associations, asked for and were
promised a facility in the Murray
E. Nelson Government and Cultural
Center that would accommodate the
productions of the Key Pla'yers.
As a member of the Quay commit-
tee which has never been formally
disbanded but has simply not been
convened in more than a year I can
tell you commitments were made to
us that should the facility's plan need
to be altered because it proved too
costly, the committee of citizens who
volunteered their time for more than a

year would be. consulted before any
decisions were made.
I have now become aware of the
fact that the room that was designed
as a theater and was to be used for
public meetings of the County
Commission, Planning Commission,
et al., along with the Key Players' per-
formances, will lack the lights and
audio equipment needed to be of any
use to the Key Players.
We are told that costs needed to be
cut and so the powers that be deter-
mined we could do without that
which was high on the people's list. I
am so tired of their residents-be-
damned attitude.
Will they also decide that the pas-
sive park that was also a planned part
of the Nelson center s expendable as
well? Perhaps if $2 million of infra-
structure money had not been directed
to the sinking of yet another ship in
Key West to benefit the tourists to the
Florida Keys, the residents of Key
Largo would actually get something
that was promised to them. It would
be a welcome change.
Geri Smith
Key Largo

Give foster families their due

May is National Foster Care
Month. It is a time to share the suc-
cess stories of foster care and to
inform policymakers, business lead-
ers and others in our community and
across the country of the need to
keep those children who are in foster
care in their own communities and
schools. Our priorities in Monroe
County must be to recruit and train
more foster parents, keep children
connected to their extended family
and support the foster families we
Foster families not only provide
temporary homes, safety and nurtur-
ing to our children, but they also help

Switlik staff steps up
A wonderful volunteer apprecia-
tion breakfast was recently held at
Stanley Switlik Elementary School.,
We want to thank Irene Moriera,
volunteer coordinator, and her staff
for the delicious food, the clever table
decorations (a treasure theme) and the
great gifts. A special thanks also to
Principal Barbara Wright and
Assistant Principal Brett Unke for
welcoming us.
What a privilege and joy it is to
volunteer at this school. The teachers
and staff are exceptional and the chil-
dren are the best.
Chris Smith
Pat Schmitt

birth families by ensuring children
can be safely reunited with them.
And when reunification is not possi-
ble, many of our families choose to
adopt the children who have been
placed in their homes, offering per-
manency and stability the children
would otherwise not know.
Their commitment leaves an
indelible mark on generations to
come. Foster families are helping end
cycles of neglect, abuse and/or drug
addiction and are often helping a
child be the first in his or her family
to finish high school or even go to
college. Children leave foster homes
knowing there are many other paths
in life than what they've known.
We know that foster parents don't
get nearly enough thanks or recogni-
tion for their efforts but we appreci-
ate all they do. And although all the
children they've helped don't always
tell them, their lives have been ,
changed forever having known and
been helped by foster parents.
Thank you to all of the foster par-
ents of Monroe County for sharing
their families and homes, giving
love, encouragement and hope to
children and families in need. If you
know a family providing foster care,
take a moment to thank them for
making a difference in the life of a
Doug Blomberg
Chief Executive Officer
Rose Stayduhar
Foster-Adoptive Services
Wesley House Family Services

This is the
python found
on North Key
Largo with a
Key Largo
wood rat -
with radio
transmitter -
in its stomach.

Photo courtesy

Pythons have been found in the Keys before

I read with great interest the article in
Saturday's Keynoter about the North Key
Largo python. Although this is the first
known occurance of a python capture and
consuming of an endangered species in the
Keys, it is far from the first capture of a
I have relocated native eastern diamond-
back rattlesnakes in the Keys for more than
25 years. As early as the late 1980s, I have
removed Burmese pythons from Big Pine
Key and other Lower Keys. I believe the
seven Burmese pythons that I have removed
over nearly 20 years were all escaped pets.
No attempt was made to locate the owners
since they exhibited a lack of ability to keep
these snakes in a responsible situation.
I have also removed two ball pythons
and three boa constrictors over the years.
The-largest snake I removed was a 12-foot
reticulated python, from a back yard on Big
Coppitt Key in November 1991. I respond-
ed to a 2 a.m. call from the Sheriffs Office
of a 16-foot snake breaking into a chicken
coop. This animal was probably less than 5
years old and could potentially have reached

more than 25 feet in length.
The likelihood that any of these species
is established in the Keys is low. The reason
they have become established on the main-
land is that hundreds or more Burmese
Spythons have been released by very irre-
sponsible owners. The snakes have found
each other and reproduced.
The Florida Legislature is introducing a
law that will require a $100 annual license
fee to owners of several species of giant
snakes and Nile monitor lizards. This will
ensure the owners of these animals have the
costly facilities that are required to keep
these species.
It should also be remembered that the
Keys have many native species of snakes
that are part of the natural environment.
They should not be molested. I am sure
folks will report large snakes to the proper
authorities and Burmese pythons will not
become established here.
I also think the title of the adjoining
Saturday article should have been, "Native
rat snake avoids heron predation."
Robert Ehrig
Big Pine Key

Keys play the generous host

The 2007 Conservation of Submerged
Cultural Resources Seminar met from April
30 through May 2 in the Keys and focused
on providing course directors and instructor
trainers from the Professional Association of
Dive Instructors, National Association of
Underwater Instructors and Scuba Schools
International with a greater knowledge of
how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artifi-
cial reefs and other underwater cultural sites.
The three-day seminar included a recep-
tion, one day of classroom-based learning,
one day of in-field training and a closing din-

Monday evening, the Sanctuary Friends
Foundation coordinated one of the highlights
separate and apart from the course material.
It was a sunset cruise provided by Emil of
Spirit Snorkeling docked out of Porky's
Bayside. Karen of Southern Wines generous-
ly provided the wine.
Between the wonderful sunset cruise and
a few glasses of wine, the course directors
and instructor trainers who attended this
relaxing respite will go away with an impres-
son of the Keys that will last their lifetimes.
Lee Lapid
Sanctuary Friends Foundation



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Keys News

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Mosquito Control will supply the fish,
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.

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The Quay restaurant and shops have been abandoned since Hurricane Wilma flooded the
property in October 2005. The city of Marathon is now looking for owners to tear down the
structure or allow the city to tear it down.

City looks to demolish Quay

The old Gators,
Longhorn Lodge.
could be next

The city of Marathon may be
close to tearing down the vacant
Quay restaurant property that has
sat derelict near Vaca Cut since
Hurricane. Wilma's storm surge
flooded the site in October 2005.
City Manager Mike Puto said
it's part of the city's efforts to
beautify the U.S. 1 corridor, and
now city staff is investigating the
same process for two other aban-
doned businesses Gator's
Restaurant in Old Town and
Longhorn Lounge near mile
marker 53.5.
"Staff is doing the research to
get the names and addresses of
the owners so we can come in
and notify them," Puto said.
"These properties need to get
taken care of, whether [the own-
ers] want to do something or the
city needs to clean it up."
The Quay has sat fenced off

and abandoned for more than a
year and incited complaints from
residents and City Council mem-
Puto said the city sent a notice
to the owner the estate of the
late Gus Boulis (and posted
the notice on building) stating
they had 60 days to notify the
city of any intention to demolish
or rebuild the building. Puto said
it's been more than 75 days with
no word.
"Two months is more than
enough time to get their act
together," Puto said. "You got
health and safety, which is a big
issue, but it's also blighted. It
looks hellacious."
Puto said he wants to give the
owners a few more days to
respond before he sends the case
before the city's Unsafe
Structures Board, which will
vote whether to have the city
demolish the structure and place
a lien against the property to
eventually recoup costs.
"I'd hate to use taxpayers'
money to tear that building
down," Puto said. "I'm trying to

go as long and as far as I can, but
if it turns out we have to do it,
then if I have to I will."
The City Council recently
approved resolutions allowing
Puto to negotiate contracts with
Appraisers of the Keys Inc. and
E & F Contractors Inc. to give
estimates for demolition costs
and to carry out such demolition.
The companies where the
only two firms that responded to
the city's request for qualifica-
tions, and Puto said he is consid-
ering putting out another RFQ.
The city is currently accepting
applications to fill the newly cre-
ated Beatification Committee
that will oversee creation of a
city landscaping master-plan
study, which is required by the
Florida Department of
Transportation before state funds
can be used for highway beautifi-
The seven-member board,
which must include one land-
scaping business person and four
representatives from local
groups, will make recommenda-
tions to the City Council con-
cerning beautification and land-
scaping needs in the city.


Keynoter Wednesday, May 2,2007 9

County looks at

tax break for some

Homestead would
double to $50K
for eligible seniors

While the Florida Legislature
continues to wrangle with prop-
erty tax relief, one segment of
the population is counting on the
Monroe County Commission for
a tax break on its November tax
The commission, during its
May 16 meeting, will hold a
public hearing to approve an
additional $25,000 homestead
exemption for people 65 and
older whose income is less than
$20,000 annually.
The Legislature approved the
measure in 2006, doubling the
existing $25,000 homestead
exemption for primary resi-
dences as long as they fit the cri-
The measure must be
approved by local governments,
however, before local seniors
can claim the exemption.
According to the Monroe
County Property Appraiser's
office, Key West, Layton and
Marathon have already
approved the exemption for their
older residents.
There was a flurry of concern
regarding the passage in
December when some officials
thought the exemption had to be
approved locally before the end
of 2006 for it to take effect on
the 2007 tax rolls.
The Key West City
Commission and the Marathon
City Council each approved the
exemption in December.
Key Colony Beach and
Islamorada have not yet
approved the measure. But
Tuesday, Islamorada Village
Manager Gary Word said "the
intention is to get it adopted by
June 1."
According to Lynn Garcia, a
supervisor in the Property
Appraiser's Office, residents
that qualify will be required to
apply for the additional exemp-
tion every year.
First-time registration, she
said, requires some proof of age,
whether a birth certificate of dri-

very's license. In addition, quali-
fied residents' adjusted gross
income must be $24,214 or less,
Garcia said.
The new exemption is
spawned from legislation spon-
sored by state Rep. Carlos
Lopez-Cantera from Miami.
Voters approved it on the
November ballot throughout
Florida, leaving the final option
to institute it with local govern-
Nearly 77 percent of Florida
voters approved allowing the
additional $25,000 homestead
exemption for eligible seniors.-
The exemption is expected to
pare hundreds of dollars off tax
bills for low-income seniors.

Keys briefs

Visiting parents
charged with neglect

The parents of a 10-year-old
boy were arrested early Tuesday
morning on charges of felony
child neglect after they left their
son alone in a guest-house room
for several hours while they
apparently went out drinking,
according to Key West police.
Clinton Morris, 37, and Amy
Morris, 37 of Merrieville, Ind.,
were booked into the Stock
Island jail. The state Department
of Children and Families took
custody of the child.
Police spokeswoman Christie
Phillips said officers were called
to the 500 block of Rose Lane
after dispatch got a call from the
boy, who was crying and saying
his parents hadn't returned.
Phillips said the told them his
parents left the room around 9
p.m. Monday and said they
would be gone about an hour. It
was then 1:30 in the morning.
Officer Tamie Wood located
the father's cell phone number
and alerted him several times
before he answered and agreed
to come back to the room.
Both parents were drunk,
Phillips said, and the mother had
urinated all over herself.
That's when they were


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New bus shelters crop up

The ridership
has grown to
nearly 750,000

Local bus service along the
50-mile stretch of Overseas
Highway from Marathon to Key
West is not merely an experi-
A string of new bus shelters is
proof the service is here to stay,
says Eddie Herrera, transit oper-
ations supervisor for the Key
West Department -of
"We're pushing very hard to
make this a permanent pro-
gram," Herrera said. "These
shelters are part of the commit-
ment we're making."
Eight new structures -
including a large terminal-like
stop in Marathon where many
routes begin and end are
expected to be complete in the
next couple of months.
"We realize that our ridership
is increasing," Herrera said.
"We're seeing more and more
people. The most important
thing is to have a safe place
where people can be dropped or
to wait for the bus."
The new shelters are particu-
larly important because of the
nature of U.S. 1, Herrera said.
It's narrow, unlighted and has
dangerous drops between the
pavement and shoulder.
The shelters will also make it
easier for drivers to see a stop
coming and discern whether a
passenger is waiting.
There are eight structures
under construction, but they can
build as many as 10, Herrera

Keynoter photo by TODD SWIFT
Located near the Key Deer Boulevard intersection on Big Pine
Key, this is one of eight new bus shelters being erected
throughout the Lower Keys.

said. Anderson Outdoors, an
advertising firm, is paying for
the structures in exchange for ad
The pilot shuttle program
connecting Marathon to the
Lower Keys and Key West is
nearing its third and final year.
Since the first shuttle ran in
August 2005, state and federal
grants have paid 75 percent of
the expense, with Marathon,
Key West and the county sharing
the other 25 percent.

Keys briefs

Key Largo man
dies in Sunday crash

A 39-year-old Key Largo man
died Sunday from injuries sus-
tained in a one-car crash on Card
Sound Road just north of the
Monroe-Miami-Dade line.
David Michael Cavallaro, 39,
vice president of the Lighthouse
Boat Center in Key Largo,
became the 11th auto fatality of
the year south of Florida City.

According to the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office and the
Miami-Dade Police Department,
about 2:25 a.m. Sunday,
Cavallaro was traveling south-
bound on Card Sound a quarter
mile north of the county line in
Miami-Dade County when "the
road turned and he just kept
going straight," Miami-Dade
Detective Carlos Mauer said.
The road was temporarily
blocked. Mauer said the investi-
gation is continuing.

That's going to change next
year, Herrera said. But he said
the service is too important to
fade away.
Nearly 75,000 riders logged
trips last year.
According Key West Transit
Director Myra Wittenberg, the
$2 fare recaptures in the realm of
25 percent of the overall cost of
the service. According to statis-
tics gathered the first year of
service, the service costs a little
more than $6 a head. Wittenberg
appealed to the Monroe County
Commission to help find a way
to continue funding the service.
"This service is a huge com-
mitment on the part of the city,"
Heirera said. "We operate 18
hours a day seven days a week.
We have six drivers [for the
Lower Keys shuttle] and have a
seventh coming on soon."
American Coach provides
commuter service from
Marathon to Florida City.
In addition, the county pro-
vides a door-to-door transit serv-
ice for special-needs residents.
Residents need to register with
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Wednesday, May 2,2007 11

More parking stations possible

They could be
way to alleviate
crunch of cars

A group of Key West city
staff, known informally as the
parking review committee,
meets for the second time at 2
p.m. Friday at the Key West
Police Department briefing
room to discuss an ongoing
struggle: how to increase avail-
able parking spots in Key West.
Some of the committee
members who showed up to the
first meeting include City
Engineer Roland Flowers,
Department of Transportation
Director Myra Wittenberg and
Port Director Raymond Archer.
According to city officials,
far too many residents have
called and sent e-mails offering
personal anecdotes describing
instances of parking three
blocks away from their own

home, because someone was
parked in their spot.
Assistant City Manager John
Jones said Old Town Key West
has 3,800 public parking spaces
open. Of those, more than 1,200
are reserved for residents.
The city has issued about
5,000 residential parking per-
mits, or "stickers," for people to
use to park anywhere in the res-
idential spaces, Jones said.
The blue stickers, which
allow 5,000 people to park in
1,200 residential spots, never
expire, Jones said.
City Commissioner Bill
Verge, District 1, said the num-
bers are troublesome, especially
with 4,000 cars coming into the
island a day.
He added that his district has
an enormous problem with
parking, and noted he wants to
see parking garages lower their
prices. This way, the garages
would bring in more cars and
essentially make the same
amount of money they did

before without all of the empty
spaces wasted, he said.
A number of people with
Monroe County tags are park-
ing in the residential spaces far
away from their own homes,
according to Jones. He said this
is one reason why so many peo-
ple have to park far away from
their houses.
"Anybody with a Monroe
County tag can park anywhere,"
he said.
Jones also expressed qualms
over electric-car companies
selling permits for parking
meters in Key West. Sunshine
Rentals and Reef Mobile are
.The city sells permits for
metered spots to such compa-
nies. The city has issued 244
parking meter passes at just
over $85 a month, Jones said.
One option to alleviate the
parking problems is Public
Works Director R.B. Havens'
plan for more so-called parking
The solar-powered stations
allow potential parkers to grab a
ticket from the station, place it
on their dashboard, park and

pay with credit, debit card, cash
or coins.
There are two stations down-
town, in the 600 block of
Greene Street and the 300 block
of Duval.
"They've been working out
great," Havens said. "We've
had absolutely no maintenance
problems with them."
Havens said he will push for
at least 10 more stations in this
coming budget. He said they
cost about $8,500.
The new stations could even-
tually make parking meters
obsolete, city officials say. They
say meters take up a large
amount of space on the street,
another problem stations could
City Commissioner Mark
Rossi described the parking sta-
tions as,"state of the art" despite
being expensive. "We'll get a
lot of use out of them," he
Rossi said the additional sta-
tions would have to be
approved through the budget,
and residents could expect them
to spring up within the next
three to five years.

Hockman spared
death penalty
in two killings
Associated Press

A former Key Largo resident
was sentenced to two terms of
life in prison without the possi-
bility of parole in the stabbing
deaths of his former employers
in the couple's Ohio home.
Eric Hockman, 27, learned
his punishment Thursday in
Fairfield County (Ohio)
Common Pleas Court. He plead-
ed guilty April 6 to two counts of
aggravated murder in exchange
for prosecutors agreeing not to
seek the death penalty.
The bodies of James
Divelbliss, 71, and Karen
Divelbliss, 50, were found in
their ransacked home in March
2006. Items from the couple's
house were found in a home that
Hockman shared with his girl-
friend, Heidi Kidwell, in Key

Largo, authorities said.
Hockman once worked for
the Divelblisses at their home
and business.
Kidwell, 30, pleaded guilty
last year to complicity to commit
murder and was sentenced to 15
years to life in prison.
On April 5, 2006, Keys and
Ohio officers searched the trailer
at 13 Mockingbird Road and
found more than $50,000 in cash
and rare coins, antique swords,
jewelry and watches, bloody
clothing and controlled sub-
stances and other drug parapher-
nalia, officials said.
The couple was arrested and
booked at the Stock Island
Detention Center, then trans-
ported to Ohio to be indicted on
charges of receiving stolen prop-
They were charged in the
murders shortly after that.

Keynoter staff supplemented
this report.

Keys briefs

McCoy and Di Gennaro
may get a break

,Monroe State Attorney
Mark Kohl has agreed to drop
charges against two county
commissioners as long as they
participate in a workshop
today giving an overview of
the state's government-in-the-
sunshine law.
"Provided that commission-
ers [Sonny] McCoy and
[Mario] Di Gennaro attend,"
spokesman Matthew Helmerich
said, "the civil infraction-
charges will be dropped against
Kohl will make his presen-
tation today at the Key Largo
Library during the County
Commission's monthly work-
shop, which begins at 10 a.m.
McCoy and Di Gennaro are
accused of violating the so-
called Sunshine Law when
they talked in September about
the selection of a county
mayor. State law prohibits
elected official from confer-
ring privately about anything
that may later come before
them in a vote.


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Wednesday, May 2,2007

Keys News

Board relaxes tattoo law

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It now goes
to commission
for consideration

While underscoring the fact
Duval Street is home to adult
entertainment stores, shops sell-
ing T-shirts with obscene sayings
and dozens of bars, some Key
West city officials, tattoo-shop
owners and three Planning Board
members agreed an original ordi-
nance to allow tattoo parlors on
the street was overly restrictive.
Board members James
Gilleran, Barry Barroso Jr. and
Terry Garcia amended the docu-
ment to allow tattoo parlors a
chance to set up shop within city
limits, and voted 3-0 Monday to
send it to the City Commission
for consideration. Board mem-
bers Richard Klitenick and
Timothy Root were absent.
"Tattooing is not a dirty, nasty
business," said Jerry Coleman,
attorney representing Paradise
Tattoo, one of two tattoo shops on
Stock Island. Goldie's Southern-
most Tattooing is the other.
Paradise and Key West Ink
have sued the city over the ban on
tattoo parlors. It was established
in the 1950s, according to histori-
an Tom Hambright.
Hambright said the U.S. Navy
persuaded the city to establish the
ban because of the large amount
of personnel getting hepatitis and
other diseases from unsanitary
needles. That doesn't happen
nowadays because of modern
sterilization and one-time needle
use, lobbyists for the parlors said
So far, four interested owners
have plans for locations on
Duval, if the. ordinance is
approved by the commission.

According to some commis-
sioners, that's a big given, espe-
cially if there is no compromise
on an amendment that increased
the limit of possible shops in Key
West from five to 10.
"Ten tattoo shops in my opin-
ion is way too many," Com-
missioner Harry Bethel said.
He suggested allowing three
to four shops at most, and keep-
ing them on Duval, away from
Roosevelt Boulevard.
Commissioner Bill Verge said
most people he spoke with from
his area, District 1, don't approve
of new tattoo shops, but this
wouldn't be reason enough to
stop them from coming due to
Commissioner Clayton Lopez
said he is not averse to tattoo
shops, although he fears the pos-
sibility of them following the
trend of excessive growth many
shops in Key West exemplify,
like T-shirt stores. Tight restric-
tion, he said, is the solution.
The ordinance was naturally
restrictive, as some of the separa-
tion details were taken from the
same ordinance regulating adult

entertainment companies.
Those restrictions: The facility
could not be within 1,500 feet of
a church, school, library, child-
care facility or public park, which
was amended to 250 feet; and
could not be within 1,000 feet of
another tattoo parlor, which was
amended to 150 feet.
Variations of the ordinance
were made "relative" to tattoo
parlors, such as monthly testing
of employees for communicable
"I think that would be exces-
sive," Lopez said in regard to the
monthly testing. He suggested
annual health checks.
The revised ordinance retains
certain restrictions such as ensur-
ing that the application of body
art may not be visible from out-
side shops and the owners must
pay an annual regulation fee of
$2,500. Customers must sign a
waiver, present identification and
not be under the influence of any
substance, a requirement some
officials believe will be difficult
to enforce.
The amended ordinance will
be brought before the City
Commission for its first reading
on May 15.

,o- obituaries

David Cavallaro
Dao.Id ilr-coel Ca..allir,. 30
,Ice president of the LlhthocJue
Boat Center Int Ke, LarOc: and
rerldert of the Ke, for more
than seven eors dled April 29
He *,A's on artist musician.
.rlter oand entrepreneur
He i surl..eCa bo hiis porentr
Allchael anr r.onc, Co.'-llaro
-:.f sliaorrro sister Michele
Cao.-olliro of Poiprrpon Beach
fiance Charity Rebal or Ke, Largao
and hli friend, .o:'usint aunts
anid grandrrother
Memoril .erlIces ore
planned f.r 11 o m Thrjursdo, at
San Pedro Cotholic Church. mile
,mrker 89 5

Margaret Schulz
fr.. garret r'lor, Scrhiz 7'J cf
Cudjci& Key and f.:rmerl, .of Ne ,
Buffoilc 1.llch dleO april 22
She ..ao bo.rn Au.- in 1032
in ,,ernoha WiiM to Rrdne, and
r.,lorgaret (Breltenrb':h)
Shuman Onr M.lrch 15 052 In
O.lhiorno. she married Donald
Frrank Schuij
She, ',.as a chcol-bus driJer

hra. in ..,.:rked ror the Berner,
Country Irtlrmedriate School
District for m...re than 22 *ears
While lln.Irn in Ne.A Buffalo
she :.o a member of St Mar,, c-f
the Lake Church a. .ell ,a a
errnt:.er or th7e Rosor,' and Altar
Soccer, of St r.lor, s She 'o'
al1i.'- ,r aaJd Ie~.' Buffaii, bond
tr. rh SchuI: sur..i.ed by her
hr,,jutand D;,.rald daughter.
Sotherine (and or-sn-in-loa
EC'".uglas) Trepaon, of Ticmball
Tei.a,' Deb.rr. (rand a cr,-in-i,-lo
Alien) Pol.crn, Or St Petersburg
ChrirI.ne Schul_ of Indlonapolis
Sherr, S_.r.hulz of IndlioropcIs
Jo-nre Blelc.:,e of Grand
Raoplds .ll11-r ard Jennifer (ond
on-ln-Ila, Spenricer) HClrn of
Brlidm an [,1.i.:r 13 groradchil-
dren rjr, brother illliam (and
sliter-rinlov. Estelle) Shurran of
,.3c3.ile Calif
She O..v3 preceded in death
by her parents Rodney and
M1argaret -.orr Lawrence, Roger
and Rodney; and L-.rcther



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- ^ obituaries

Chica goTimes crossword puzzle
"Hands On" By Ed Voile Edited by Wayne Williams Solution in the May 5L Attitudes.


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held ao St Mari,' of the Lake
Catholic Church, 'He.'e Buffalo.
li.--.h Burial tollo.awe at Pine
Gr.-'e Cemetery New Buffalo
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be rnade to HospiceCare of
Scutieast FIonrdo. 91250
O.'ersea- Hig'hwoy, To.,ernier
TrOnvr, Center Nic. 11 Tav'ernier
FL 33iJ'C
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Funeral Home :f rlew' Buffalo

Frank Catchpole
Frank Ed.vaord Cotc:;hpole ,of
Ke'' Colon, Beacri Dorn Ma', 29
1.i3' tr E A Catchpole ond
:r.'inia Catcrhpole of V'ienna
i--. died 4p'rl 20 from a long ill-

rMlr Catcrlp'.le ond rhis .'ire or
-8 .ears, Helen lived in
.le ,liandri Ohll.:o for most it their
II .*e. He /o,' Crhier e..ecutlie of l.
.cer ..rnd president of AWestern
CoCld Drra.nT Steel before. retiring
at age 5'2
All thro.un ris 11 life he e>celled
at co:kertal31 ,golf. huntlng. and
finiro, He fired man,. parts cof
the .'.,jrIla L.alle.e in Lake Erie
anda epe:'ciaoi, lrved cflat fi.hiing
the Ke',";. fior 30I year4 before
mr,.'ing here permanently, In
He i, Iuri'i.eCd by his wife
Helen ,nri FronV Jr and Frank
Jr 's5 IIte porter Chris Kessler: sis-
ters Helen Cleoila-jer and Audre,/
R':s arid brother Harr,
C achpri:C.ile
rnernr.rial s.er..'ce is e'-t for
1ii o rrn .lo 8 :i San Pablo
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mode to the Frank Catchpole
Scholorship Fund at 7425
Oversea Hilghijoa.. Mklor.thc.n FL
33050 or Hcspice of the Florlda
Keys.,".sting 'lurse As'ociatilon
at 9200i O,,erseas Hignva:',
Tolernler FL 330'0.

Mary Boymer
Mary Leslie Borrmer of
Jacksonville and formerly of
Tiavrnler died April 24 ofter a
length illne,
She ,,as born July 24. 1Q18 In
Ivilarrl to. George Crarnipion
and violet Meeks ChoTiampIo
She lived in Miami trhe Keys frorr
i967 to 1'83 Brciokl...ille and
finally' Jacksonrlle
She 'as o lifehrnie rnember of
the Beta Sigma Phl Scrorit, andr
Octi.e until her illness
Sre was preceded in death
by, her husband' RPo,rrnor
daughter Deborh an d sn bingr
Christine Chupp Aloulda Sho.'.
.nrd rNell Pr.therc.
She is .uri.,d ed by her children,
l.1ar, Li..iujie (anrd srn-in-la. BII')
Nelson of Mo.nte.'erde Flo
Rorr j nd Leslie (and daughter-
ir-Olv. Lin..:io) Bo, mer of
Mo.:rrl.tow'n. Fla.. Potriclia (and
Son-in-law John) Aleie o.:
Belle.ille Te''as. rNereid (and on-
in-la.v I';lork) Hoaden of Den'.,er
*', C ,and r..lichnael (arnd dougr-
ter-in-law Donna) Bcrrmer of
Jacks. on lle, brother George
(and ,;ster-n--la.' Carol., n)
Crampion or I orthport Fi,. *is-
ter LC'is (ornd brother-inr-lw B.b)
Ferguscn of Ocolo' and numer-
ous tgrandchillaren greal-grard-
children nieces and rne-Crc s
'.'i:totion and e.er,.'ces *,,ere
at C..,re-'-,erlln Funeral Home
Jocki.on ile Buinal no 5 1 Fi:r.do
Slaltional Cerneter,' in Burrhnell



1 Workshop bracing
7 Amphibious land-
ing vessel
13 Currently popular
20 Goddess of the
21 Tennis player
22 Religious recluse
23 Act testy
24 Deli device
25 Storyteller
S26 Security device
28 Some roof ends
30 Eng, instruction let-
31 Ilium
32 Reactive organic
34 Make sound
38 Adam's youngest
40 Pub. submissions
42 Hang together
43 mater
44 Assign a value to
47 Invites on a date
49 Patella sites
50 Bobby's billy
54 Letters on cameras
55 Four-door cars
56 "Roses red..."
57 Globular
59 Cutting into small
61 Electron tube
63 Highway speeder
65 #
66 Knocks lightly
70 Forays

73 Ear parts
75 Repudiate
77 Prego competitor
78 19th of 26
80 Vitality
82 Steakhouse choice
83 Rifle part
.86 Part of TNT
89 Israel or Jacob fol-
90 Aspen zigzag
93 Bring up the rear
95 One way to hold a
golf club
97 Former Yankee
98 Units of inductance
100 Latch on to
101 Business VIP
102 Capital of ancient
103 Government med.
105 Nailed at an
oblique angle
109 In the best of
110 Farm vehicle
112 Angry states
115 Fifth of MV
116 Wind out
118 Steady date
121 Incomplete
124 Reparations
126 Father's brothers
127 Limp
128 Aerial combat mis-
129 Salary
130 Marks of quality
131 John Dos
132 Post-crucifixion

1 Black currant
2 Crescent-shaped
3 Former PLO leader
4 Display dejection
5 Whitney's partner
6 Nymph chaser
7 Analyzes chemical-
8 Run in the heat?
9 Halloween option
10 Verify again
11 Organic suffix
12 Airplane's storage
13 President Hoover
14 Ultimatum words
15 Phone opener?
16 Robbery method
17 Indy stop
18 Of the ear
19 Part of Y.T.
27 "The Iceman _
29 Welsh politician
33 Sleep fitfully
35 Zeno of
36 Benediction closer
37 Bonny miss
39 Monarch's letters
41 Of religious rites
45 Befuddled
46 Recipe abbr.
48 Big name in snow-
49 Kesey or Follett
50 Lowest point
51 Sister of Boris
52 Conductor Solti
53 Comparative suffix
55 California valley
58 Henry Lodge
60 Bovine chew

62 Gear-shifting
64 Take away
67 To have in Paris
68 Sophia's Carlo
69 Series shutout
71 Judge
72 Compass dir.
74 Bellyflop effect
76 Off. skill
79 Of part of the eye
81 Ben's last name?
84 Asian nat.
85 Deal sealer
87 Guest and Degas
88 Lon of
90 Give a bias to
91 De (sumptuous-
92 Cain's victim
94 Sandy particles
96 London hrs.
98 Lloyd and Arlen
99 Chemically similar
102 Nautical passage
104 Removes lather
106 Spotted wildcat
107 Scaly inflammation
108 Double daggers
111 Speaks with too
much vehemence
113 Provide provisions
114 Branch of Islam
117 Riviera resort
119 Personal prefix
120 homo (Behold
the man!)
-121 Low mil. letters
122 Tenn. neighbor
123 AAA, inthe UK
125 Large, extinct bird



rd Wednesday, May 2,2007

Keys Business

eys briefs

Credit union gets
new board leaders

Keys Federal Credit
Union has a newly consti-
tuted board, elected at it,
recent annual meeting.
Paul Mitchell as elected
chairman. Mitchell joined
the board m September
2004 and is an independent
engineering consultant. He
served 23 ears in the U.S.
Na\) and is a lifelong resi-
dent of Ke West.
Steve Henson is \ice
chairman. He joined the
board in April 2001 after
ha mng pre\ ouslh served as
the chairman of the
Supervisory Committee.
which he joined in April
1998. He is general partner
and president of Ke\ Iron
Works, an engineering con-
struction company.
Mark Hant is secretary .
He's a previous chairman.
\ ice chairman and treasurer.
He was appointed to the
board in March 1998 and is
a former ow ner and operator
of Nlartha's and Benthana
Bob Watson \ as elected
treasurer. He w as appointed
to the board in August 2005
after ser ing on the
Super% isorN Comnurtee.
Watson is a program manag-
er for the Joint Interagenc\
Task Force-South and a
retired U. S. Army Special
Forces lieutenant colonel.

Mariners lauds
registered nurse

Registered nurse Kathie
Nano of Keo Largo has
been named Mariners
Hospital's most recent
employee of the quarter.
Nario. a nurse in the
Intensive Care Unit, was
nominated b\ her fellow
employees. \who san she
often goes above and
beyond her job responsibili-
ties hen caring for
patients. Nario \ ill receive
a check for $250 and her
ow n parking space for three

Home market looks

to be turning around

sales are up
in Lower Keys
Keys Sunday reporter

The long-awaited bottoming
out and subsequent rebuilding
- of the Florida Keys real estate
market may be closer than ever,
according to first-quarter 2007

statistics recently released by
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real
Estate Co.
"It looks like the trend is turn-
ing in Key West and the Lower
Keys, where we're seeing more
sales over the year previous for
the first time in a long time,"
said Brian Schmitt, Coldwell
Banker Schmitt owner.
Collective real estate sales,
including residential, commer-
cial and lot properties, were up

11 percent in the Lower Keys
and 5 percent in Key West from
January through March over
2006 numbers.
The average sale price in the
Lower Keys was down 38 per-
cent from last year, to $557,000,
while the Key West average
slipped by 21 percent, to
Sellers did not eagerly reduce
prices over the past year, howev-
er, as asking prices actually rose


Keys upgrades not good for all

Some priced out
of what used to be
affordable visits

As the good life gets better in
the Florida Keys, business has
gotten worse for Capt. George

Tourists pay $40 to fish off
the side of the Marathon Lady, a
73-foot party boat where the
squid bait is free but cleaning
your catch costs 33 cents a fish.
Bookings are down a third this
year, a slide Wohlers blames on
developers buying up nearby
motels and campsites for luxury
"There aren't as many

places" to stay, Wohlers said.
"And the places to stay -
they're so expensive."
The Florida Keys are going
more upscale than ever before,
prompting a shakeout of the
tourism industry there. With
nearly 40 vacation spots set for
major renovations or demoli-
tion, motel rooms are harder to
come by down 12 percent

See TOURISM / 15


Outsider artist GaZbo
Dean has opened his first
studio, on Plantation Key.

Art Studio No. 6

Mile marker 87.7

"I'm what the\ call an
outsider artist." said the artist
know n as GaZbo Dean.
"Some call it folk art."
Dean, \%hose popularity
has grow n over the past
decade, opened his first stu-
dio this wAeek. An Studio No.
6 on Plantation Ke\.
The minmmalist name
comes from the unit number
of the building, near the
VCA Upper Kys Animal
"\\e came down from St.
Augustine and decided this
space had possibilities." he
Outsider art means he
became a painter without
formal training. Previously,
his 1.800 paintings sold
online or through a number
of studios handling his art.
Dean's \\ork, described as
primary \ conceptual" by a
Pensacola studio, springs
mostly from his imagination
and memories, he said.
"It's raw% art." said Dean,
w ho turned to art after an ill-
The bold images and
% ibrant colors complement a
variety of home decors, from
modem to \ image he said.
Studio hours are "by
chance or appointment," he
Call 393-2585.

The Heron
Living Program
in Marathon
gets some
sprucing up
from volunteers
from Home
Depot during a
recent Team
Depot event.
Having fun
while they work
are (from left)
Marlisa Garrett
and Eric


Keys Business

Middle, Upper Keys could follow


by 4 percent in the Lower Keys
and 3 percent in Key West.
While the first-quarter num-
bers indicate market strengthen-
ing, there is still a clear imbal-
ance between the number of
properties and the pool of poten-
tial buyers, Schmitt said. The
number of properties for sale
rose by 19 percent Keyswide
over the previous year, with
more than 5,000 homes current-
ly on the market.
Schmitt expects selling prices
will continue to fall, at least
through the second quarter, and
most likely until a balance is
struck- between inventory and
"Inventory is still the overrid-
ing driver of the market right
now. Until we can bleed some of
that off, there's just not going to
be a real sense of urgency in the
market," he said. "Every once in
a while we're seeing multiple-
offer situations, or a buyer losing

out on a property they really
wanted to another buyer, but it's
not happening enough."
While the Lower Keys and
Key West markets appear to be
turning a corer, the same cannot
be said for the Middle and Upper
Total sales were off 24 per-
cent in the Upper Keys and 56
percent in the Middle Keys
through the first quarter of this
year. Schmitt said he is not
exactly sure why those markets
are having a harder time, but
expects the successes of the
Lower Keys and Key West to
spread north in due time.
S"Trends in the overall market
usually start in Key West and the
Lower Keys. We should see evi-
dence of that in the Middle and
Upper Keys as far as the number
of sales into the next quarter," he
A reduction in the average
number of days to sell a proper-
ty by 192 days or 19 percent
- is another promising indica-
tor in the Key West market

unseen elsewhere in the Keys
just yet.
In the Lower, Middle and
Upper Keys,_properties that sold
in the first quarter of 2007 took
256 days longer to close than
those that sold a year ago.
The particularly lackluster
sales in the Middle Keys may be
due to sellers' resistance to lower
their bottom dollar. Despite the
fact that sales have fallen off by
well more than 50 percent over
the past year and a larger per-
centage of properties has been
added to the local market than
anywhere else in the Keys the
area still has the highest average
selling price.
The average listing price did
fall in the Middle Keys over the
past year, but by a mere 1 per-
cent. The Upper Keys average
list price fell by 3 percent.
Curtis Skomp, commercial
broker for Coldwell Banker
Schmitt, said continuing strength
in the commercial market
throughout the Keys is certainly
aiding overall market statistics.

Middle class being priced out

Wednesday, May 2,2007 15

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TOURISM / From 14

since 2001, according to state
Many of those rooms will
come back online later in the
decade complete with plush
sheets, flat-screen televisions
and five-star rates.
The average price of a room
is already up 30 percent from
2003 to $182 a night as more
upscale properties open and
budget motels find they can
boost prices amid the thinned-
out supply.
Lodging analysts see the
changes as overdue: With 125
miles of islands strung between
the Gulf of Mexico and the
Atlantic Ocean, the Keys could
be on par with posh locales from
Martha's Vineyard to
Martinique, they say.

Identity change
The trend has the margarita
set nervous. Some are wonder-
ing if the Keys can retain its
island charms after the upgrade.
"Key West is more of a
honky-tonk, said Mark Rossi, a
Key West city commissioner
and owner of the Rick's com-
plex of bars on Duval Street.

"They're trying to portray it as
art galleries."
Dozens of hotels, motels and
trailer parks are on the redevel-
opment track.
A survey by the Monroe
County Tourist Development
Council lists 38 vacation spots
throughout the Keys recently
upgraded or set for one. Most
are conversions to luxury
condo-hotel properties -
resorts where owners can rent
their units to tourists.
Key West's Hampton Inn,
once home to 157 rooms and a
free breakfast bar, has been
knocked down to make way for
the Parrot Key Resort, a lush
outpost with 74 three-bedroom
townhomes, gourmet kitchens
and concierge service.
And while tourists can still
pull their RVs into the Fiesta
Key KOA campground in Long
Key, they should cherish their
memories at the waterfront site.
KeysCaribbean, a company
with five luxury resorts under
construction or planned in the
island chain, owns the gulfside
property and plans 200 vacation
homes there.
"We had the best thing
going," said Ginny Vakalis, a
teacher from Wells, Maine, who

was a frequent Fiesta Key
She and her sister, KellyJo
Williamson, and their husbands
switched to the Lime Tree Bay
motel this year, and said the
$164 rate there seemed reason-
able enough for the gulf views,
elevated pool and clean rooms.
But they should probably
take lots of pictures. Part of the
motel's office has been convert-
ed to a sales center for the Lime
Tree Bay condominium resort,
with 42 residences priced from
$800,000 and up.
The conversion trend has
tourism leaders worried.
The TDC study said roughly
2,400 transient units defined
as both rooms and trailer bays in
campgrounds are being con-
verted to condominiums. That's
about 25 percent of the Keys
vacation inventory.
Since zoning laws typically
bar expanding the properties,
developers are forced to build
fewer units to provide the spa-
cious villas and townhomes
wealthy vacationers want. The
2,435 transient units in the old
properties are slated to become
as few as 1,825 units after the
redevelopment a 25 percent

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Animal shelter
has open house

The Upper Ke s
Animal Shelter opens its
doors for its annual open
house I1 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Now in its llth year.
the open house offers
tours of the facilities and
a chance to meet the dogs
and cats in residence that
need new homes.
Owners of dogs adopt-
ed from the shelter can
bring their pets for a lit
and receive a gift.
Food and beverages are
offered, along with free
dog-obedience demonstra-
tions. Heidi Herzog and
other shelter volunteers
provide free dog %ashes
(donations to shelter
'pa\/neuter programs i.
Shelter manager
Marsha Garrettson
launched the open houses
after reopening the former
county shelter under the
Humane Animal Care
Coalition. The shelter pro-
'ides animal-control ser -
ices for the Upper Ke\~s
under a county contract.

Sugarloaf, PKS
round up students

Sugarloaf School and
Plantation Key School are
holding their 2007 kinder-
garten roundups for chil-
dren %who will turn 5 on or
before Sept. 1.
There \ ill be important
information for parents.
tours of the schools and
fun acti\ cities for children
Parents who want to
register their child at that
time should bring their
child's birth certificate,
Social Securit\ card. and
vaccination and school-
phisical records.
The Plantation Ke,
School roundup is 8:30 to
II a.m. May 8 and 9.
The Sugarloaf roundup
is from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m.
May 11 at the school cafe-

Keynoter photos by DAVID BALL
Beds sponsored by local businesses are pushed down Duval
SStreet Saturday during the Fairvilla Megastore 24th annual
SConch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race, one of many events
during the 10-day Conch Republic Independence
|th e b e st tim e Celebration that ended Sunday. After the races, Duval filled
with celebrators (below) in search of fun and libations.

Bed races
celebrate Conch

Beds of all shape, styles and
wheel sizes flew down Duval
Street in Key West Saturday dur-
ing the Fairvilla Megastore 24th
annual Conch Republic Red
Ribbon Bed Race benefiting
AIDS Help.
The race is one of the oldest

and most famous events during
the 10-day Conch Republic
Independence Celebration, now
in its 25th year.
The celebration commemo-
rates the Keys' "secession" from
the United States April 23, 1982,
after a U.S. Border Patrol check-
point was set up in Florida City.
After the secession gained
worldwide attention, the check-
point was taken down.
. For more information on the
Conch Republic Independence
Celebration or the history of the
Conch Republic, visit www.

Keys Livina


Education TV

The Monroe County School
District broadcasts educational
television on Comcast Cable
Channel 78. Following are high-
lights for this week:
Today and Thursday
7 a.m.: NASA Connect:
Dancing in the Night Sky.
+ 7:30: ShamuTV: Rumble in
the Jungle. ,
8: Viva Las Americas.
9: School District an-
10: Flight School: Inspired
to Fly.
11: Exploring the World of
Music: Music and Technology.
11:30: I Heard That!
Listening to Classical Music.
Noon: Conversations in
+ 1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
John McCutcheon.
1:30: Meet the Author:
Judith Ortiz Cofer.
2: NASA Connect:
Breaking Barriers: Solving
Linear Equations.
2:30: Project Oceanogra-
phy: Voyage in the Abyss.
+ 3: Jazz: Jason Moran and
the Bandwagon.
4: Learning Science through
5: School District an-
S6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Teacher Talk: An
Inside Look at Florida Education.
7: Research for Writers.
S8: Musical Theater: The Re-
Making of Mame.
9: Flight School: Inspired to
10: Learning Science

through Inquiry.
11: Peers Influence Peers
XII: Road to Recovery.

7 am.: Exploring the World
of Music: Music and Technology.
8: Musical Theater: The Re-
Making of Mame.
9: School District an-
10: Reinventing the Wheel:
The Continuing Evolution of the
10:30: Quest for EdVenture:
Celebrating the Future of Flight.
11: I Heard That! Listening
to Classical Music.
+ 11:30: ShamuTV: The
Elephant Story.
+ Noon: Conversations in
1 p.m.: Meet the Author:
Judith Ortiz Cofer.
1:30: Meet the Author: Elise
+ 2: NASA Connect: Dancing
in the Night Sky.
+ 3: Viva Las Americas.
4: Learning Science through
5: School District an-
+ 6: Education Showcase.
6:30: Teacher Talk: An
Inside Look at Florida Education.
+ 7: Research for Writers.
8: HOB Middle School
Spring Band Concert.
9: Education News Parents
Can Use: Transforming Higher
Ed Access.
10: Learning Science
through Inquiry.
S* 11: Peers Influence Peers:
Drug Abuse, Violence, Why?

Keys briefs

Speed dating
event's Sunday

The Social Concerns Com-
mittee of the Unitarian Univer-
salist Fellowship of Key West
has a speed-dating event set for
the Marriott Waterfront Hotel,
3031 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key
West, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Speed dating is like adult
musical chairs, where 25 women
are seated at assigned private
tables, and then every four min-
utes 25 men circulate from table
to table following the bell or cues
of a coordinator. At the end of
125 minutes, all 25 men and

women would have had the
opportunity to meet each other,
have a brief but pleasant
exchange or ask a few questions.
Cost is $25, with proceeds
going to local charities. To sign
up, send an e-mail to uufkw@
yahoo.com or call 296-0410.

Pioneers group
has final meeting

The Telephone Pioneers of
America's Coral Keys Life
Member Club holds its last meet-
ing of the season today at the
Marathon Yacht Club. The meet-
ing starts-at 11 a.m. and a buffet
lunch will follow.

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Duffy from the Disabled American Veterans (not pictured).

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SAVING THE HAMMOCK: Green Turtle Hammock, an 8.7-acre parcel of waterfront
property on Upper Matecumbe Key, is dedicated for conservation and recreation
purposes at an April 21 ribbon-cutting. Taking part are (from left) Daryle Osborn, village
Land Acquisition Advisory Committee chairman; Realtor Mabel Vasniles, former owner
Bette Rosenthal; Islamorada Mayor Dave Boerner; and the Trust for Public Land's Amy
Condon. Plans for the mile marker 81 bayside site call for preservation of a 1930s-era
cottage and establishment of an environmental and cultural center.

Keys briefs

Holocaust exhibit
opens to the public

The Keys Jewish
Community Center of
Tavernier is offering the gener-
al public individuals, church
and school groups, the general
public access to its formal
Holocaust exhibition,
"Children of the Holocaust."
In photographs and text
largely obtained from Yad
Vashem, the Israeli memorial
museum dedicated to the peo-
ple and events of the
Holocaust, visitors can explore
the consequences of the
Holocaust from the perspective
of its youngest and most
defenseless victims: children,
the overwhelming majority of
them Jewish.
The exhibit begins with
photos and text of life in pre-
war Europe. It then proceeds to
depictions of life in the various
ghettos. From there, the Nazis
transported ghetto residents to
concentration and extermina-
tion camps.
Many non-Jews wonder
why keeping such painful
memories alive is so important
to Jews, not just those in Israel
but in America and around the
world. Simply, it's part of the
Jewish ethic to bear witness to
evil and confront it so it can't
Access to "Children of the
Holocaust" is available either
Friday mornings by appoint-
ment or Sunday mornings 10
a.m. a.m. 1 p.m. The Jewish
Community Center is at mile
marker 93 oceanside. The
exhibit is on display until the
end of the month.
Call 852-5235.

Senior classes
change schedule

The Senior, Strength
Training Class on Big Pine Key
has moved its summer sched-
ule as of this week.
The class is now held from
10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the Big Pine
Methodist Church on Key Deer
Boulevard. The class is taught
by certified personal trainer
Sandy Kerr; all equipment is
provided. Cost is $2'a session.
For information, call Kerr at
872-0812 or Sue at 872-3968.

Keys Living

Wednesday, May 2,2007 19

VPK registration begins in Monroe County

Program will be
offered across
Florida Keys
Registration for Florida's free
voluntary prekindergarten for
the 2007-08 school year begins
this month with a series of
"roundups" throughout Monroe
According to the Early
Learning Coalition of Miami-
Dade/Monroe, the program is a
540-hour instructional program

that will begin in August. A child
must turn age 4 on or before
Sept. 1 to participate.
The program will be offered
at approved public schools and
private child-care providers
To enroll children, parents
should provide proof of the
child's age (birth certificate,
passport, immunization record,
etc.), proof of residency (utility
bill, bank statement, pay stub,
etc., with physical address list-

ed) and Social Security number
(if available) at the time of regis-
The roundup sites:
+ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19,
Key Largo library, Trade Winds
2:30 to 5 p.m. May 19,
Marathon library.
+ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19,
Wesley House Family Services,
1304 Truman Ave., Key West.
In addition, ongoing registra-
tion will be conducted at all
Wesley House locations (Key
West, Marathon and Tavernier)

ESSAY WINNERS: Three Key West High School students have been named winners of the
school's Global Warrriing Essay Contest, which generated ideas for changes we can
make to reduce global warming. With teacher Kristofer Clark (left) and contest organizer
Jody Williams (right) are winners Monica Bertram (third, $500 savings bond), Margaret
Kehoe (second, $700) and Kyla Radziejewski (first, $1,000). Sponsors were White Street
Chiropractic, Last Stand and an anonymous sponsor.

beginning June 4t, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays; evening hours
may be available by appoint-
For additional information,
contact the Early Learning
Coalition of Miami-
Dade/Monroe Key West office at
Meanwhile, the Early
Learning Coalition continues its
Keys registration for the free
voluntary prekindergarten sum-
mer program.
The summer VPK program is
a free full-day, 300-instruction-
al-hour program that will run
June 7 through Aug. 8, from 7:45
a.m. to 2:25 p.m. A child must
have been age 4 on or before
Sept. 1, 2006, to participate.
The summer VPK program is
open to students that have not
previously participated in the
program and will enter kinder-
garten in the 2007-08 school
For additional information,
call 853-3244 in the Upper

Keys, 289-2390 in the Middle
Keys or 292-7150 in the Lower
The summer program is
planned for Plantation Key
School, Stanley Switlik School
in Marathon, Gerald Adams
Elementary on Stock Island and
Banana Cabanna Academy on
Cudjoe Key. Enrollment at a
specific location is based on that
site meeting minimum class-size
requirements and space avail-

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Wys briefs

Key deer training
set for Saturday

The National Key Deer
Refuge is seeking volunteers
to help with its Keys Kids in
Nature program.
It's a half-day environmen-
tal education field trip pro-
gram on the refuge, held over
the course of a week. The pro-
grams are with fourth-grade
classes and take place behind
Sugarloaf School. It's sched-
uled for May 8 to 11 from 8:30

a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provid-
A three hour on-site train-
ing course to orient volunteers
to native trees and the simple
activities will be held Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone
interested in helping can call
Jim Bell at the refuge visitor
center at 872-0774.
Keys Kids in Nature is a
multi-disciplinary program
that combines science, math,
reading, writing and art corre-
lated to state education stan-



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RUBY is a beautiful
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Animal Shelter.

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SCRAPPY has been
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MS. BEE is a playful
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Keys Sports & Outdoors

Wednesday, May 2,2007

(eys briefs

Dragon races
are Saturday

Key West's dragon-boat
racers hope to get enough
people to form a team to par-
ticipate in Saturday's Miami
Dragon Boat Festival.
Practices up to then w ill
include techniques for race
starts, 250- to 500-'yard pulls,
long strokes and more.
For details. call John
Duke at 304-5100 or go to

Mini-golf benefit
takes place Sunday

What's called the inaugu-
ral Lower Keys Football and
Cheerleading Mini Golf
Tournament is set for 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sunday\ at
Boondocks on Ramrod Key.
Play w ill be in the follow -
ing age divisions: up to age
5.6 to 8,9 to 11, 12to 14,
15 to 17, and 18 and over.
Trophies will be given to the
boy and girl m each age divi-
.ion with the lowest score.
Proceeds will go toward
youth football and cheerlead-
ing in the Big Pine Athletic
Association. vI uch partici-
pates in the Key West Junior
Football League. Injade will
provide the music.
For additional informa-
tion on the tournament or
sponsoring a hole, call Sean
McDonald at Sugarloaf
School at 745-3282.

Soccer clinic
getting closer

Barry Uni ersita soccer
coach Steve McCrath w ill
conduct a clinic behind Key.
West High School from 6 to
8 p.m. May 18 and from 9 to
11 a.m. May 19.
The clinic is for high-
school-age boys and girls
and costs $35 a plans er. Local
coaches are encouraged to
For details, call Jason
Clifford at 923-0297 or 293-
1549, Ext. 54361.

After 32 years,

Sympson is

stepping down

Konrath to usher
in a new era of
student athletics

For 32 years, Bill Sympson
has guided students in the class-
room and the sports field at
Marathon High School. The past
14 years, he has overseen all
sports programs as athletic direc-
He has been described as an
"icon and legend" by friend and
Coral Shores High School
Athletic Director Rich Russell,
and most in Marathon agree.
But when school lets out this
summer, the spry 60-year-old
Sympson will trade his tightly
laced tennis shoes for a pair of
swim fins as he performs
research dives with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
For Sympson, it's not a bad
way to spend retirement after he
hands the reins to another
Marathon teacher, coach and leg-.
end in her own right, Teresa
Konrath, who will become by all

accounts the Keys' first-ever
female athletic director.
"Teresa is an exceptional
leader and I think the programs
here will be in good hands," said
Sympson, who made his decision
last year and stayed on until he
could see the completion of a
new Marathon gym this year.
"It's a good time to leave. I
guess it's time for me to try and
do something different."
Instead of spending countless
hours planning schedules and
road trips, preparing for home
games and making sure every
sports team and coach has what
they need, Sympson will spend a
few hours a week in the water,
counting the fish.
"I've done this now for a cou-
ple summers, where I help do
lobster counts, fish counts and
conch counts, and I really enjoy
it," said Sympson, an avid diver
.who was immediately attracted to
the Keys waters when he visited
with his parents in the 1960s.
After moving to Marathon in
1975 with degrees in history and
psychology from East Tennessee
See CHANGE / 23

Baseball Canes

open regional battle

A win means
Friday game
in semifinal
Senior Staff Writer

The familiar looks formidable
but the alternative was even
scarier, Coral Shores. baseball
coaches said before this week's
opening round in the state Class
3A regional playoffs.
The Hurricanes (19-8), run-

ners-up in District 16, headed for
Miami Tuesday to take 'on
LaSalle's Lions (20-6), District
15 champions.
Results of the Lasalle-Coral
Shores game were not available
at press time.
Cane coaches fully expected
to be playing Florida Christian
(19-5), which spent most of the
season ranked in the Florida
Sports Writers Association poll
as the No. 1 3A team in the state.

This vault of 14 feet, 8.5 inches in late March set a Key West
High record for Hunter Potalivo. Saturday, he won the state
title with an even high vault that broke his own school

Potalivo is state

pole vault champ

Conch breaks
his own record
for Key West
Keynoter Contributor

Imagine the Houston
Rockets' Yao Ming standing on
an 8-foot fence. That's how
high 15 feet, 6 inches is.
And that's the height Key
West High School senior
Hunter Potalivo cleared to win
the pole vault event at
Saturday's Class 2A state track
and field meet at Showalter
Field in Winter Park.
Potalivo, one of seven
Conch seniors who won
medals at the meet, broke his

school record of 14-8.5, which
he set this season.
He was just shy of tying the
15-9 Florida high school
"I had it in the back of my
mind that I could do 15-6," he
said, adding that the effort was
a combination of adrenaline
and using a bigger pole.
The 6-foot-2, 178-pounder
used a 15-foot-6 carbon fiber
-pole, on which he had not been
successful in practice. All sea-
son he had used a 15-foot pole,
and he cleared 15 feet several
times in practice.
In a field of 16 at the state
'meet, Potalivo won easily; two
See TRACK / 22

22 Wednesday, May 2,2007

Keys Sports & Outdoors

Glades Day stops Lady Fins' dream season

Year ends for
softball team

The Marathon High School
softball team's dream season
ended Friday with a loss to Glades
Day, 6-1, in the semifinals of the
Region 2A tournament.
"We felt as good as you can
feel losing a game," Marathon
coach Jason Frank said of the
2004 state champion Gators (18-
9), who simply overwhelmed the
Dolphins (11-8).
"They were simply the best
team we've seen all year," Frank
added. "They all hit, top to bot-
tom, and they had a left-handed

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pitcher that was just nasty. She
threw balls we've never seen
The Dolphins struck out nine
times and managed only one hit, a
single by Alexis Culver that was
overthrown at first, allowing
Culver to stretch the hit into a
triple. Culver scored the
Dolphins' only run on a passed
ball later in that fourth inning.
Glades Day, on the other hand,
jumped on Marathon early with
five hits and three runs in the first
"It seemed like every hit was
right up the middle," Frank said,
"just double after double after
Marathon pitcher Megan
Gardner, who threw nearly every
game this season, allowed seven

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hits, six runs and one walk while
striking out three.
After a shaky first, in which the
Dolphins were like a "doe in head-
lights," Frank said, Gardner con-
trolled the Glades offense, which
scored one more run in the third
and two more in the fifth.
Frank brought in junior varsity
pitcher All Heller in the sixth
inning to close out the game and
one of the Dolphins' best seasons
in recent years.
"Our three seniors were disap-
pointed, and there were some tears

shed," Frank said. "But overall,
the mood was OK. They realize
they went farther than any team
has gone in a while."
This season's Dolphins accom-
plished a winning season and trip
to the regional tournament all
while playing home games at
Stanley Switlik Elementary
School as construction of a new
high school forced them off their
home field.
"The two years I've been here,
the program has grown leaps and
bounds," Frank said. "The things

the girls have gone through really
shows me their character. I could-
n't be more proud of them."
Frank will lose graduating sen-
iors Abi Meyer, Sandahl Stephens
and Natalie Johnson next season,
but the core of the team is eligible
to return, and that makes him feel
pretty good.
Ninth-grader Shelby Kuck has
proven to be an offensive leader
and a scorer who "always seems
to be on base," Frank said.
Melanie Boyd and Yari Alpizar
should also add to the hitting.

Multiple medalists for Key West

TRACK / From 21

vaulters cleared 14 feet to tie for
second place.
His crowning as state champi-
on culminated a spring in which
he said he vaulted at least 5,000
times behind the school, often
soaring high after dusk.
"I'm a hound for vaulting all
night long," he said..
The feeling of.clearing the bar
so high off the ground, he said, is
"hard to explain. When the pole
bends, it's like being on a trampo-
line with somebody holding it
down [so that] the energy is let
out all out at once. You get
launched. It's pretty crazy."
Potalivo had a personal best of
only 12-6 entering the season. He
and coach Dave Perkins set up
cameras around the landing mat
to photograph his vaults. Then
they compared his form with that
of former Olympic champion
Sergei Bubka, whom they
watched on videos and who holds
the world record of 20-2.
"We would fix one thing at a
time," Potalivo said.
He hopes to attend the
University of South Florida on a

pole-vaulting scholarship. Before
that, he will compete in June at
the Golden South Classic High
School Track and Field Meet in
Longwood and the Nike Outdoor
Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.
"I'm confident I can break 16
feet," he said.

Other medalists
Hali Lombardi finished sec-
ond in the pole vault, clearing the
bar at 10-6 and falling short in
her attempt to break the 11-7
school record. The winner,
Episcopal's Daisy Glasser, vault-
ed 12-5.
.* Caitlin Holubar was sev-
enth in the discus throw with a
toss of 112-6; she had hoped to
break the 113-9 school record.

Chaminade's Shexnievia Bryant
was first with a toss of 131-1.
Marcus Bolden was fifth in
the 400-meter dash with a time of
48.68 seconds, less than a second
behind the winner.
The 4x400 meter relay team
of Bolden, Mason Marshall,
Brian Silva and Keith Durden
came in fifth with a time of
3:21.94 2.5 seconds behind
winning Pensacola.
In team rankings, the Conchs
were 10th in a field of more than
"We went up there with the
goal of bringing home seven
medals and that's what we did,"
Perkins said. "It was a great
accomplishment for the athletes
and the coaches."

2 previous were close

BASEBALL / From 21

National polls also ranked the
Patriots among the elite prep
teams in America.
"Lasalle is a very good, sen-
ior-dominated team," Coral
Shores coach Jeff Meyers said.
"But we'd rather be playing them
than Florida Christian. "We're as
ready as we can be."
Lasalle upset Florida
Christian, 7-6, in the 15-3A final
last week, while Coral Shores fell
to top seed Gulliver Prep, 7-2, in
the 16-3A title game.
While the Lions obviously
proved a match for Florida
Christian, the Hurricanes know
the Lasalle lineup after two regu-
lar-season games against them.
Both were Lasalle wins, but both
were close.

"I think having played Lasalle
twice gives us a better outlook.
We know what we're up against,"
Cane pitching coach Jorge
Bosque said. "We don't know
anything about Florida Christian,
except they're good."
Florida Christian dropped to
No. 6 in the final state 3A poll;
Lasalle was ranked at No. 9.
The top two teams in the 3A
poll both play in Region 4,
American Heritage of Plantation
and Cardinal Newman of West
Palm Beach.
Tuesday's winner between the
Canes and the Lions advanced to
the Region 4 semifinal Friday,
against the winner between
Cardinal Newman and
Westminster Academy.
Region 4's one spot in the
Florida Finals will be decided
May 8.



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Konrath will face multiple challenges as replacement

CHANGE / From 21

State University, Sympson had
no idea he would eventually
become one of the most consis-
tent presence in the history of
Marathon High School.
Sympson started as a ninth-
grade football coach and altera-
tive-education teacher. He later
became assistant coach for the
varsity football team and .was
made head coach in 1978.
He left the school in 1980 to
run a dive boat, but returned in
1984 with the realization of
exactly where he belonged. "I
really missed coaching, and it
brought me back," he said.
Sympson coached football
another 12 years and was named
athletic director in 1993. All the
while, he taught social studies
and science lessons. -
Under Sympson, Marathon's
enrollment and sports programs

were increasing fast, but the trend
has reversed lately and will be
one of Konrath's biggest chal-
lenges as she takes over next
"We've seen a decrease in
kids coming in, and we have to
deal with that," Konrath said. "I
think we're going to have to fig-
ure out a better working relation-
ship with the community and use
community programs as a feeder
into our school system starting at
the elementary level."
It was Konrath's knowledge
of the community and energy for
creative solutions that impressed
Principal John Pertner, who
selected Konrath over applicants
from Ohio, Pennsylvania and
"She has some real great ideas
on taking the program forward
with fundraising, organization,
coach participation and student
achievement," Pertner said.
"Therein lies our problem. Now

we've moved her out of a place
she's been very effective at."
Konrath, 39, has taught nearly
every subject at Marathon the
past 14 years and has been a soft-
ball coach, cross country coach
and one of the most successful
girls' basketball coaches in
Marathon history.
Her new position will take her
out-of the classroom and off the
court, which Konrath said pains
her most, as well as some of her
student athletes.
"I stepped on that court
because of her, so it's going to be
hard without her," said junior
Jessica Brier, who was a part of
Konrath's 2005-06 squad that
reached the state final-four tour-
"She's not just a coach, she's a
member of the family," Brier
added. "But I think [her as athlet-
ic director] will benefit the
school. When she puts her mind
to something, she will succeed."

Marathon High--.
School Athletic
Director Bill
Sympson will
hand over his
position next
year to. 14-year
teacher and
coach Teresa
Konrath, who
would likely
become the first
female athletic
director for Keys
public schools.
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Keys Sports & Outdoors

Keys lacrosse league forms

tane coaches
hope to expand
sport's reach
A new lacrosse association
in the Upper Keys aims to let
rbches and former players
get back on the field.
Coral Shores team coaches
Mark Hall, Erik Bryan and
Jeff Trench recently formed
the Florida Keys Lacrosse
Association to organize sum-
mer leagues and stage instruc-
tional clinics..
A men's lacrosse league for
players age 15 and older is
scheduled to start play June 7
at Founders Park in
"With lacrosse being a con-
- tact sport, we will modify the
rules to make sure smaller
players do not run the risk of
injury, given the fact that they
will be playing with adults,"
Hall said.
The association expects
enough interest to form a min-
imum of two teams to play
during the summer.

All players must be mem-
bers of the U.S. Lacrosse
organization. Membership
information is available
online at www.lacrosse.org.


trying to

get the


involved in

the sport

that we all

Coral Shores lacrosse coach
Mark Hall

The summer league will
allow coaches and former
high-school players back for
the summer to join current

Hurricane players on the
"Not only are we in the
process of building great
lacrosse programs at Coral
Shores and the middle
schools, we're trying to get
the community involved in
the sport that we all love,"
Bryan said. "I feel that all of
the programs and players will
get better by playing as often
as we can, and this summer
league will help immensely."
Prep and adult beginners
are welcome.
Other planned activities
include a local girls' league in
the fall so players interested
in the Coral Shores program
can "see what it is all about,"
Hall said.
The coaches plan to organ-
ize camps and clinics for mid-
dle school and high school
, players as well. "A lot will be
determined by the response to
the summer league this year,"
Hall said.
Anyone interested in more
information about the men's
summer lacrosse league may
contact Hall at 853-9826.

Football Canes

hit the field

Team to rely
on passing game
for the most part
Senior Staff Writer

A crowd of more than 50
prospective football players was
expected to turn out Tuesday for
the first day of spring practice at
Coral Shores High.
"We've got a lot to do,"
Hurricane head coach Todd
Gideon said. "We're installing a
new defense and some new for-
mations on offense."
Spring practice lets coaches
focus on sport fundamentals
before regular preseason prac-
tice opens in August.
The Hurricanes struggled
through a 1-9 season last fall,
and must replace big parts of the
offensive and defensive lines.
"We graduated a lot of our
size so we'll do some things to
take advantage of our speed,"
Gideon said.

The Canes expect to throw
more to get maximum use out of
returning quarterback Chris
Rini and standout receiver
Randell Jackman. Wingback
Jason Soares, a top sprinter for
Coral Shores, also can catch the
"It's not really a new offen-
sive concept but we will go to_
the shotgun more and sling the
ball around," the coach said.
"We'll have some fun."
Daily practices will conclude
with a 6:30 p.m. May 23
intrasquad Green and Gold
Game. No spring jamboree
game against another team is
"For where we are, we feel
like to need to have it in a scrim-
mage rather than a game situa-
tion so we can have more con-
trol," Gideon said.
Coral Shores does not plan to
participate in state district play
this fall, which will allow the
Cane staff to schedule. games
against clubs of comparable tal-

Special flies, accurate casts
and a bit of luck are the recipe for
winning when some of the
nation's top fly anglers set their
sights on the prestigious grand
champion's award at the 13th
annual Golden Fly Invitational.
Tarpon Tournament.
The tournament is set for May
20 to 23 in Islamorada.
- The tournament kicks off with
a 5:30 p.m. rules meeting May 20
at Uncle's Restaurant, mile mark-
er 81 oceanside in Islamorada.
Fishing is set for May 21 to
23. Breakfast is to be served from
5 a.m. at the Lorelei Restaurant
and Cabana Bar, mile marker 82
bayside in Islamorada.
Lines in is to be called at 6
a.m. each fishing day, with lines
out called at 3 p.m. All boats are
to depart from and return to the
Anglers can fish only with fly
gear, using tournament-furnished
tippet not greater than 20-pound

Tarpon must measure at least
48 inches in length to earn release
points. To earn weight points, a
tarpon must weigh at least 70
pounds. A chart converting girth
in inches to pounds has been
established by the tournament
organizers to calculate weight
points. Measuring straps will be
supplied and must be used exclu-
Anglers can enter a maximum
of five fish for weight points.
All fish must be released
alive. A tarpon with a girth
exceeding 42 inches can be
brought to shore for weighing
because a fish that size might
qualify for a new world record.
The awards banquet is set for
6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Outback Steakhouse, mile mark-
er 80 oceanside.
Entry fee is $1,000 per angler.
For more information, call 664-


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16, at 3:00 P.M. at the Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Center, 101485 Overseas
SHighway, Mile Marker 101, Key Largo, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of
Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County ordinance:
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person.decided to appeal
any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or
meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in
order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by
phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than 2 working days
prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711".
Dated at Key West, Florida, this 27th day of April, 2007.

S- DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court
and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida.
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Keys Soorts & Outdoors

Wednesday, May 2,2007 25

Wesley House

5K is Saturday

It's the newest
addition to
race calendar
The Diamonds International
Wesley House Cinco de Mayo
5K Run/Walk is planned for 8
a.m. Saturday (the Kids One
Mile Fun Run will start at 9).
The new Key West event,
which is combined with the
previous Wonder Walk, is coor-
dinated by BW Promotions and
Wesley House Family Services,
which is the beneficiary.
The course will start and fin-
ish near Salute Restaurant,
going through the scenic water-
front of Higgs Beach and
Atlantic Boulevard.
Registration is $20 before
Saturday and $25 on race day.
For kids under 15, the entry fee
is $10; for those under 12, it's
Awards will be given in var-
ious age categories.

Entry forms can be picked
up at Wesley House centers,
Diamonds International, Salute
Restaurant and local fitness
The registration booth will
be open outside Salute, 1000
Atlantic Blvd., Friday from 5 to
7 p.m.; and race day from 7
a.m. until the race start.
. You can also register online
at www.active.com or
For more information, call
Barbara Wright at 296-7182 or
(305) 240-0727, or send an e-
mail to bwpromo3@bellsouth

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Wednesday, May 2,2007

e jy briefs

Tarpon's target
this weekend

The silver king is just one
of the targets at the 21st
annual Faro Blanco
In% itational Tarpon
Tournament, slated to take
place Saturdal to May 9 in
Marathon. The -econd target
i, to raise mone. to support
the Ronald Me Donald
Summer Camp program for
disabled .oungsters.
The tournament kicks off
Saturday ith cocktails at
6:30 p.m. at the KeN Colon\
Inn, 700 %W. Ocean Dme tn
KeN Colon. Beach. to be
followed bo dinner at 7:30.
The draw ing for captains
Is to take place during the
dinner. Anglers fish % ith a
different captain each of the
three da\ of fishing.
Cash pnzes adre awarded
in \ariou, categorie s.
Entrn fee i S10011 per
For more information.
contact Bob Traa at 1609)
645-l1840, E\t. 1I15.

Dolphin Masters
returns May 26

Dolphin are the target and
a $12,500 cash purse a% ait
the \ inner of the it\h annu-
al Yamaha Dolphin Masters
In1 tational."MaI 26 in the
\\ aers around Ke\ West.
First-place honors and the
S12.500 cash a\%ard go to the
angler scoring the highest
total combined weight of
three dolphin catches. The
cash purse is based on partic-
ipation b) a field of 25
The angling challenge is
headquartered at the Conch
Republic Seafood Company.
631 Greene St.
Tournament events are to
kick off at 5:30 p.m. Ma)
25. % ith a final registration.
captains" meeting and parry.
Entry fee is $715 per
For more information,
call John Stuempfig at 296-
7511 or e-mail johnstuemp

Grouper dominate

attracts 74

In the five-year history of the
Key West Open spearfishing
tournament, (four if you take
away Hurricane Wilma's can-
celed event), there was finally
ideal weather welcoming com-
Tournament Director Norman
Vogel explains, "Our first year,
we held the event in November.
The winds were over 20 knots,
seas were 6 to 8 feet and visibili-
ty was practically zero."
Moving the event to late April
seemed to do the trick. Over the
weekend, winds Saturday morn-
ing at the Sand Key data buoy
offshore of Key West clocked in
at 3 mph.
With the incredible dive con-
ditions here in the Keys, Vogel
seems a bit surprised the Key
West Open is the only spearfish
tournament that has seen success.
With the huge number of hook-
and-line tournaments (well over
75 here in the Keys), the Open
seems to have stood the test of
time growing, in numbers each
year since its inception in 2002.
From the huge fish taken at
the end of a spear in the two-day
tournament, visibility seemed vir-
tually endless over the weekend.
A lot of divers opted to head
west near the Marquesas and fur-
ther. They stayed in the legal fish-
ing zones and reported visibility
of 60 to 80 feet. Those who
stayed closer to home reported
lower visibility.
Closer to home was the ticket
for the large mutton snappers
taken. Competitors speared mut-
ton snappers up to 17 pounds and
one mangrove snapper weighing
17 pounds, as well.
The International Game Fish
Association states the all-tackle
hook-and-line record for man-
grove snapper (gray snapper) as
being 17 pounds. In other words,
if the spearfisherman had taken
the snapper by rod and reel,'it
would have tied the world record.
The winner of the Key West
Open was John Buckheim, who
finished the tournament with the
third largest black grouper,
largest snapper and largest hog-
fish to finish with seven points.
Vogel said the enormous black

Competitors in the Key West Open spearfishing tournament out
of the Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island hold their
impressive catches. They are (from left) Ed Dowling with a
48.1-pound black grouper, J.J. Fairbanks with a 68.9-pound
amberjack and Sasa Bratic with a 46.5-pound kingfish.

ohi grouper
taken in
his t ouna-
Cal h ment sur-
6prised even
Fairb a him.
r "Of all
an of the fish
The tor th at are dif-
ficult to
take nh-
spear, the
bigs blacks
are the
Cal Sutphin most diffi-
cult. They
don't live to be that oldn by being
Other notable fish taken was a
68.9-pound amberjack by J.J.
Fairbanks, a 48.1-pound black
grouper taken by Ed Dowling,
and a huge 46.5-pound kingfish
taken by spear by Sasa Bratic.
The tournament featured an
all-time high 74 competitors fish-
ing over the two days.
Vogel made clear this toura-
ment is not a money tournament.
"Divers and competitors pos-
sibly take more gambles when
money is on the line. We wanted
to keep the competition to brag-
ging rights only," he said.
Money raised from this tour-
nament each year goes directly to
the American Red Cross of the
Keys, among others. Also, a $500
donation was made to the Fishing
Rights Alliance (www.thefra
.org), which Vogel says is a voice
for 'anglers to protect their rights
to fish.

To get involved next year, call

New tournaments
Middle Keys anglers have
some great news when it comes
to tournament fishing: Two new
competitions take place over the
next two weekends targeting dol-
This weekend starts the two-
day Bull & Cow Dolphin
Tournament sponsored by Big
Time Bait & Tackle and Gaff
Magazine and featuring a
$10,000 guaranteed first-place
As part of it, a fundraiser for
the Grace Jones Community
Center is at 7 p.m. Saturday. It's a
silent auction and prime-rib din-
ner for $15 at the Marathon
Moose Lodge, 11601 1st Ave.
Tickets are available at TIB
Bank of the Keys' Marathon
locations, Big Time Bait &
Tackle, Dana's AC, Waterfront
Resort Realty and Island Breeze
For more information, go to
nament.com or call 289-0199.
Then there's the inaugural
Habitat for Humanity Dolphin
Tournament Mother's Day week-
end, with a lot of fun and cash
prizes awaiting anglers. Call 289-

'Reelin' in the Keys with Cal'
airs on Comcast Cable Channel
19 at 8 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m.

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

Now through Nov. 30:
Key West Fishing Tourna-
ment. 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@key
.com, or visit www.keywest
May 4 and 5: Ladies
Tarpon Tournament.
Marathon. Women com-
pete in this all-release tour-
nament to catch tarpon in
one of the longest-running
tournaments in the Keys.
Contact Dave Navarro at
743-6139, e-mail wco@
terranova com or write to
5050 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, FL 33050.
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@partners
.nod.com or write 776 W.
Black Horse Pike,
Pleasantville, NJ 08232.
May 10 to 12:
Marathon International
Tarpon Tournament.
Marathon. This all-release
event is one of the longest-
running tournaments tar-
geting the mighty silver
king. Contact Dave
Navarro at 743-6139, e-
mail wca@terranova.net
or write to 5050 Overseas
Highway. Marathon. FL
May 17 to 19: Shell
Key West Challenge. Key
West. The tournament fea-
tures offshore and inshore
divisions with large cash
prizes. Proceeds benefit
the National Mental
Health Association.
Contact Findlay Slnclair at

28 Wednesday, May 2,2007

Keys Fishing

e Anglers get 2 chances at tarpon

Tourneys set
for Marathon
next two weeks
It's tarpon time they are
everywhere and eating heavily
throughout the day and
evenings, according to the
reports I've received as well, as
well as my own observations.
The flats and most area
bridge channels are covered up
with them, as well. What a
great time to have a tournament
- and there just happen to be a
couple of them coming up.
The women have their very
own event that starts Friday
with the kickoff and late sign-
up at 2 p.m. at our store, mile
marker 50 bayside. It's the 31st
annual Ladies Tarpon
Then on May 10 is the start
of the oldest tarpon tournament
in the area, the 41st annual
Marathon International, which
runs for three evenings of fish-
The kickoff is also at 2 p.m.
May 10 at the store, with late
sign-up available. This event is

Dave Navarro

open to
and usual-
ly hosts. a
wide" field
of anglers
ing the sil-
ver king
b e e n
known. to
have a lit-
tle fun in

over the years, too).
You can send me an e-mail
at worldclassan@comcast.net
or call me at the store at 743-
6139 for further information on
either event.
Whether you are going to be
fishing the tournaments or not,
you should take advantage of
the tarpon fishing right now; it
is hot.
Live mullet, pinfish, shrimp
and crabs, and many types of
plugs, are working for these
hungry fish.
The tournaments use 12- or
30-pound line classes to catch
the fish but if you are on your

own, 20 to 30 is the normal line
class used on either spin or
conventional tackle. Use at
least a 6-foot leader of 60-
pound test up to 125-pound test
and have your way.
Remember, the big tarpon
don't come to the boat; the boat
comes to them.
The offshore report has been
interesting this past week, with
numerous fish reported with a
wide gap in the sizes. Most
have spoken about lots of small
schoolies and quite a few real
big fish. What hasn't been
common is fish in the 8- to 15-
pound range.
Most of the action has been
well offshore as of late, with
the edge of the Gulf Stream
moving out in the later part of
last week, 16 to 20 miles from
shore. There have been some
large fish taken inside of 400
feet, as well, but not too con-
sistent. For anyone who found
any sizable debris, it has
resembled a winning lottery
This week, our free fishing
seminar will cover all aspects
of dolphin fishing, from what
lines and rods to use, to how to
rig for fun and safety, the best
presentations of baits, lures,
and keeping the. quality of your
catch top-notch. It is all free
and begins at 6:30 this
Thursday evening at our

Marine Educational Center at
the store.
The reef report has been
fairly good, with a decent bite
on the yellowtail and nice mut-
tons considering, we are on the
full moon. A few big grouper
were hooked but won the battle
with the anglers.
Waters have been so gin
clear lately that the use of a flu-
orocarbon leader has been
almost a must. It has been com-
mon for anglers to have balls of
fish right behind the boat, yet
cannot get any of them to hit a
thing. This can be frustrating at
times, although with the right
mix of techniques, you should
be able to work out your differ-
Inside along the inner edge
of Hawk Channel, some nice
catches of snapper have been
put together as have a few trav-
eling cobia.
The snapper bite has contin-
ued into the bridge channels,
too. Many of the tarpon fisher-
men using live pinfish, shrimp
and even crabs have found
more than a few snapper. A few
big black grouper have been
taken along here, as well.

Capt. Dave Navarro owns
the World Class Angler and
Apparel in Marathon and cap-
tains the charter boat 'Dave's


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Key Colony
Beach, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007,
9:30 a.m., City Hall Auditorium, to review and take public comments on the
proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations, Article XII. Other
Development Review Procedures, Section 101-171 Variances.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at Key Colony Beach City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. Interested parties may appear at
the meeting and be heard in regard to the proposed amendments.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting, that person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

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Keys Fishing

Wednesday, May 2,2007

Free kids' clinic

is on Saturday

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 chil-
dren ages 4 to 16 this Saturday.
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 environmental
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 fish-
ing skills and provide partici-
pants 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.
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)


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for modular homes. Approx. 50x100. Priced to
sell at $197,000 each.
3995 Diane Road in Port Pine Heights. 2 BR,
2 BA Canal front home for just $479,500.
1039 Buttonwood in Sugarloaf Shores. Open
Water CBS home on huge lot for only
154 Sea Lane on Geiger Key with deep draft
boating. 2 BR, 2 BA Canal home priced at
115 Shore Dr. in Sugarloaf Shores. Canal front
6 BR, 4 BA CBS on huge lot. Reduced to
Shark Key CBS property on Open Water. 4 BR,
3.5 BA for $2,350,000.

S CELL: 305-304-7359

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NICE CATCH: L.B. McDaniels (right) shows off this nice 50-pound bull dolphin caught while
aboard the 'Dixie Belle' with Capt. Jack Reed (left) from Fredericksburg, Va. They got the
monster in 450 feet of water off Marathon.

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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.
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to the Value Adjustment
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West FL 33041-1980
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U.S. Department of
United States Marshals
Southern District of
Notice of United States
Marshals Service Sale
In Admiralty Case
By virtue of an Order of
Sale issued out of the
United States District
Court for the Southern
District of Florida, on the
11th day of April, 2007,
notice is hereby given

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that I will sell by public
auction for cashier's or
certified check, on Thurs-
day, the 10th day of May,
2007 at 9:30 o'clock A.M.
at Monroe County Court-
house, 500 Whitehead
Street, Key West, Florida
33040 at the main en-
tranceto the courthouse
on the courthouse steps,
the following real proper-
MN BrandiLee
The successful bidder
shall deposit with the
U.S. Marshal at the close'
of the sale, $500.00 or
ten percent (10%).

whichever is greater, of
the bid price by cashier's
or certified check. The
balance must be paid
within seventy-two (72)
hours afterthe sale or
upon confirmation of the
sale by the Court, which-
ever occurs first. Failure
to pay balance in accord-
ance with the terms of the
.sale shall result in the for-
feiture of the monies de-
posited. Plaintiff, LPP
Mortgage Ltd., is per-
mitted a credit bid up to
the amount of its'
judgement without ten-
der of cash. Judgment
amount: $73,511.40.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Statements of Qualifications
("SOQ") will be received by the CITY OF MARATHON, until 2:30 P.M., local
time, May 23, 2007, at the offices of the City of Marathon, Florida located at
10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050 (the "City").
There will be a pre-bid meeting held on May 9, 2007, 2:00 PM, at City Hall,
10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050.
The work for which SOQs are to be submitted consists of furnishing
demolishing of unsafe structures, repairing dilapidated and unsafe structures,
and general repairs for City owned or leased properties located within its
jurisdiction (the "Services").
The City intends to select two (2) or more qualified firms to render the Services
to the City. The firm(s) should be State Certified and hold a Monroe County
Occupational License. No minimum amount of such Services or compensation
will be assured to any firm(s) retained, and the City shall not be prevented in
any manner from retaining other firms at its sole discretion.
SOQs shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed
instructions as set forth in the RFQ documents. RFQ packages may be obtained-
from www.Demandstar.com or picked up at City Hall, 10045-55 Overseas
Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050. A RFQ package will be available for
inspection at City Hall.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all SOQs, to waive
irregularities, technical errors and formalities, and to select a qualified firm to
provide the Services as it deems will best serve the interest of the City.
The City of Marathon

Diane Clavier
City Clerk

Published Keynoter 4/28/07 & 5/2/07

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed Statements of Qualifications
("SOQ") will be received by the CITY OF MARATHON, until 1:00 P.M., local
time, May 24, 2007, at the offices of the City of Marathon, Florida located at
10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050 (the "City").
There will be a pre-bid meeting held on May 9, 2007, 11:00 AM, at City Hall,
10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050.
The work for which SOQs are to be submitted consists of furnish both
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraising Services to the City for
property located within its jurisdiction (the "Services").
The City intends to select two (2) or more qualified firms to prepare and
present a detailed Statement of Qualifications to be rendered to the City. The
firm(s) should be State Certified as either a Commercial or Residential or both
Real Estate Appraiser. No minimum amount of such Services or compensation
will be assured to any firm(s) retained, and the City shall not be prevented in
any manner from retaining other firms at its sole discretion.
SOQs shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed
instructions as set forth in the RFQ documents. RFQ packages may be
downloaded from www.Demandstar.com or picked up at City Hall, 10045-55
Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050. A REQ package will be available
for inspection at City Hall.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all SOQs, to waive
irregularities, technical errors and formalities, and to select a qualified firm to
provide the Services as it deems will best serve the interest of the City.

The City of Marathon

Diane Clavier
City Clerk

Published Keynoter 4/28/07 & 5/2/07

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with all laws of thee U.S.,
including the citizenship
requirements of Section
2 of the Shipping Act of
1916 as amended.
Interested individuals
may contact:
Driftwood Marina and
Storage, Inc.
13900 Overseas High-
Marathon. Florida 33050

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Christina Pharo
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Publish April 28, May 5,
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GIVEN that the City

10045-55 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
';", Phone: (305) 743-0033

The City of Marathon, Marathon, Florida, will receive sealed proposals for:
Monitoring of Disaster Generated Debris Management and Technical
Sealed proposals will be received by the Clerks Department of the City of
Marathon, Marathon, Florida at 10045 Overseas Highway until 2:00 p.m.,
on May 24, 2007. Proposals received after the designated time and/or date
will not be considered.
Proposals will be publicly opened and the names read aloud in the Clerk's
Department on the above appointed date and time. Late submittals will not
be considered. Envelopes must be clearly marked with the RFP for
Monitoring of of Disaster Generated Debris Management and
Technical Assistance.
Mail or deliver to: The City of Marathon
Attention: City Clerk
10045 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida 33050
Scope: Includes, but is not limited to; contractual agreement to provide
the City of Marathon with monitoring of disaster generated debris
management and technical assistance for future disasters in the City of
Marathon, Monroe County to include providing disaster recovery
monitoring expertise and services to assist the City to monitor the removal,
reduction arid environmental approved disposal of debris and other
obstacles resulting from these disasters; in full compliance with regulatory
agency requirements and consistent with Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) requirements for cost reimbursement for debris
management, removal and disposal. The successful proposal shall include
training procedures for all activities performed within the City of Marathon
throughout the term of the agreement. Proposals shall document the ability
to provide expert guidance with the current FEMA guidelines and
regulations as they relate to monitoring of disaster generated debris
management and technical assistance.Please see RFP document for detailed
Copies of the Document may be obtained online at www.Demandstar.com
or from the City of Marathon, City Clerks Department, 10045 Overseas
Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050, 305-289-5020
A mandatory pre-proposal conference shall be held at the Building
Department Conference Room, at 1:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME on the 9th
day of May, 2007, at which time all prospective proposers may have
questions answered regarding this Project.
All proposals shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to
Proposers and the Request.for Proposal Specifications.
The City of Marathon does not discriminate based on age, race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability or marital status.
The City Council reserves the right to the following: waive any
technicalities; reject any and all proposals' which -are incompete,
conditional, non-responsive, or which contain additons not allowed for;
reject any or all proposals in whole or in part with or without cause: and
accept the proposal which best serves the City of Marathon.


BY:., ,;,"
Diane Clavier, City Clerk

Published Keynoter.5/2/07


May 2, 2007


Legal Notices

Commission of the City of
Key Colony Beach, Flori-
da, requests sealed bids
for the construction of a
new 51'-0" by 75'-0" rein-
forced concrete founda-
tion and concrete block,
stucco and truss struc-
ture for ourfuture Public
Works garage and stor-
age building.
Scope of Work In-
cludes, but not limited
stressed concrete piling
driven to refusal.
2. Reinforced concrete
pile caps, grade beam,
slab, columns and tie
3. Concrete block walls
with stucco finish.
4. Truss hip roof with loft
in center attic area with
loft floor
5. Metal roof.
6. Eight overhead garage
7. Two entry doors.
8. Underground electric
and phone.
9. Electric and plumbing
interior and exterior.
10. Finished floor at ele-
vation 7.00 minimum.
11. Concrete aprons to
enter garage.
12. Asphalt parking and
storage areas including
striping and concrete
13. All grading, filling and
14. All specifications in
sealed plans and final
cleanup of site.
15. Job must be started
by 7/14/2007 and com-
pleted by 12/16/2007.
1. Bidders must submit li-
censing and proof of in-
surance with bid.
2. Sealed Plans, Specifi-
cations, Bidder Re-
sponse Form and con-
tractual requirements
must be obtained from
Building Official Edward
Borysiewicz, City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, FL 33051,
phone 305-289-1212,
Ext. 1.
3. An on-site review of
the above requirements
with the Building Official
is mandatory to the bid-
ding procedure.

submitted as follows:
1. MAIL to City Commis-
sion, P.O. Box 510141,
Key Colony Beach, FL
2. FAX to 305-289-1767
3. DELIVER to City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida
9:00 A.M. ON JUNE 7,

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CLERK. A report of the
bids will be made by the
Building Official at the
Regular City Commis-
sion Meeting beginning
at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday,
June 14,2007 City Hall
JUNE 7,2007
Bids received after 9:00 "
a.m. on June 7,2007 will
be returned to the sender
unopened. The City
Commission reserves
the right to accept or re-
ject any and all bids.
Vickie L. Bollinger, City
Publish April 28, May 2,
Florida Keys Keynoter

Florida Keys Council of
the Arts Notice of
Upcoming Meetings
Public Affairs Committee
Thursday, May 3, 3:00
p.m. 530 Whitehead St.,
Key West
Public Affairs Committee
Friday, May 4; 11:00 a.m.
Damaron Bldg., 99198
Overseas Hwy., Key Lar-
Public Affairs Committee
Monday, May 7,4:00
p.m. Gato Bldg., 1100 Si-
monton St., Key West
Meetings are open to the
public and all are invited
to attend. Questions?
Call the arts council office
at 295-4369.
Publish May 2, 2007
Florida Keys Keynoter


Anchor Towing gives
notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on May
18,2007,8:00 a.m. at
189 US Hwy 1, Key West,
FL 33040. pursuantto
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. Anchor
Towing reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1. 1999 Cheverolet VIN#
2. 1988 Ford VIN#

Legal Notices
Publish May 2,2007
Florida Keys Keynoter

A sincere, honest, com-
patible, genuine, retired
man wants a congenial
lady to tour European for
2 months +/-. Let us
exchange photos. Write
to me: PO Box 430453,
Big Pine Key, FL 33043


260 General-
Accounting: Dolphin
Research Center is seek-
ing a FT Staff Accoun-
tant for daily retail close-
out, weekly cash sum-
maries &A/P check re-
ports, daily deposits, em-
ployee accounts & loans,
reconcile monthly bank &
G/L accounts, prepare &
file FL sales tax reports,
& asst w/yr-end close &
audit. Must be a respon-
sible, organized and mo-
tivated individual who
demonstrates excellent
team player skills. Asso-
ciate's degree in busi-
ness or accounting with
3-5 years experience in a
computer-based environ-
ment. Send, fax, or email
resume to: Dolphin Re-
search Center, Attn: Hu-
man Resources, 58901
Overseas Hwy, Grassy
Key, FL33050. Fax
(305)743-7627. E-mail:
drc-hr@dolphins.org. or,
stop by & fill out an appli-
cation. EOE.
Advertising &or Boat
Sales. P/T -F/T, top com-
missions, sales exp. &
dependable transporta-
tion required. Retirees
welcome. 872-3123.
Boat Captain
For busy dive / snorkel
operation in Homestead.
Call Nestor at
305-230-1100. DFWP.
Captain for Snorkel
Boat, Master, PT in Mar-
athon. Great customer
svc skills, drug-free, non-
smoker. 305-289-9938
Career-if you are inter-
ested in retail and mer-
chandising we want you.
Display and sale great
products. Opportunities
for management. Earn up
to $700 week. Call
Bonnie at 305-743-0514
Concrete Pump Opera-
tor wanted. F/T, Will train.
FLA D.L. and good Eng-
lish nec. Middle Keys
pref. Lisa 305-393-0643

260 General-
Curves of Key Largo &
Marathon. Full & part
time positions available.
- Fun, outgoing, energetic.
Dive Instructors needed
Busy dive operation with
lots of trips and lessons.
Duck Key MM,61
Dockhand Needed
full time for watersports
business. Weekends a
must. Drug free and de-
pendable. Call 731-5266
or 743-7298

Dot Palm Experienced
lawn maintenance per-
son needed, must speak
english. Apply in person
at 5200 Overseas Hwy.
Driver/Counter Help-
Wanted for busy flower
shop. FT/PT No calls,
see Bob at Flowers by

with experience, in
Marathon. Valid driver's
license required.
Call 743-7855.
Experienced Carpen-
ters and carpenter
helpers needed by Key
Largo construction co.
Call 305 453-1469



iL (Alh

260 General-

We're looking for people to j
team. Great pay and work

Must speak and under
Call for an int
(305) 393-6.
58162 Overseas Hwy.

260 General- ''v ,W -.- '
Miscellaneous Supervisor

FORT GROUP Job Foreman
/ Hands-on Job Foreman needed
ing environmental / for Construction Co. in the Upper
ng enviro t Keys. Bi-Lingual preferred.
Must have own tools & can read
plans. Immediate opening.
rstand English
968 F
Grassy Key, FL

Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.

Fully paid healthcare, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.qcmk.rq. EEOC/DFWP

C aitv of PWrthnn i hiring n A .t en'. Pe,1 anat, Pt'


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




A Maintenance
A Front Desk Positions
A Night Auditors
A Security
A Assistant Dock Master
Also HIRING for Latitudes Restaurant:
A Line Cook
A Server
A Busser

Please apply at Sombrero Cay Club
19 Sombrero Blvd., Marathon or fax resume to 743-2998
Owned & Operated by Cay Clubs International
(Drug Free Work Place) EOE

Has the following positions





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

Bishop., Rcosa C.:, & Co.
Cerdlnd Pubic Ai-corntaur

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


Estimated Annual $ 13,000!
CDLA flat bed drivers needed immediately
for local delivery of home improvement
supplies in the Middle Keys area.
Candidates shall have a minimum of two
years experience, professional "can do"
attitude, and forklift experience.
Background check and drug testing
required for all qualified candidates.
For more information,
please call Alain at (954) 818-0129

May 2, 2007

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Classifieds 305-743-5551

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
Get Paid Every Day in
Cash! Earn upto $100
per day or more. Friendly
Cab Company of Mara-
thon is looking for safe &
dependable drivers with
a Friendly attitude. No
experience necessary.
All shifts available. Call
Lee at 305-304-3331.

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.

Come join the team at
Comcast Cable in the Florida Keys!

3 positions available in Key West
position available in Marathon
Responsibilities: Perform installations and discon-
nects of cable TV service, adhering to Comcast pro-
cedures and safe work practices. Clean, maintain
and stock vehicle with equipment in order to be pre-
pared to perform required duties. Complete associ-
ated paperwork in a timely manner. Properly oper-
ate and maintain tools and equipment. Apply knowl-
edge and skills of training on the job in order to pre-
pare for transition to Comm. Tech-2. Perform other
duties as requested by supervisor in order to
achieve departmental goals and objectives.
Requirements: High school diploma or its equiva-
lent. Must have a valid driver's license and satisfac-
tory driving record. Ability to lay and install cable, lift
over 70 Ibs., climb ladders and use hand tools.
Apply on-line at www.Comcast.com or in person at
1010 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida or 300
Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon, FL no later than
May 5, 2007. We offer competitive salary and bene-
fits. Background and drug test required of success-
ful applicant. EOE/Drug Free Wbrkplace/ADA.


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.org EOE
Hair Cutterfor busy
shop, P/T. 70% comm.
Must be proficient in all
phases of hair cutting.
After 5pm 305-240-0299
Human Resources
Coordinator For imme-
diate consideration FT;
Recruitment, payroll,
record keeping, benefits
administration, new em-
ployee orientation, safety
& regulatory compliance,
employee relations, com-
munication of policies &
procedures. Must be or-
ganized team player/
excellent computer &
communication skills.
Prior HR experience pre-
ferred. Mail, fax, or e-mail
resume to Dolphin
Research Center, 58901
O/S Hwy, Grassy Key, FL
33050, FAX
drc-hr@dolphins.org. See
ourweb site at
www.dolphins.org. EOE
Kennel Assistant/
Housekeeping and ani-
mal care duties required.
Must be able to lift at least
50 Ibs. This critical F/T
position will only be filled
by a compassionate, car-
ing individual that loves
to work with animals and
people. Please call Mara-
thon Veterinary Hospital
at 305 743-7099.
Kitchen Designer
20/20 Proficient
call 289-4015
Landscaping Mainte-
nance Driver/Labor. FT,
drivers lic reqd. Excellent
pay depends on exp.
Info call 305-481-1130
Maintenance Techni-
cians for 3rd Generation
Plumbing. Clean driver's
license a must, mechani-
cal & electrical experi-
ence helpful. Askfor Bob
at 305-743-4245


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260 General-

Marathon Boat Yard is
now hiring bottom
painters to join ourteam.
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,
4290 Overseas Hwy.
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. F/T, great
union benefits, training &
education provided.
Please call 743-4422.

Office Worker with
experience and Driver
with clean driving record
needed. Call Ore's
Seafood at 743-2255.
P/T Clerk/Cashier, MM
66: Small store in gated
comm: stock & clean
store. 21 +. Pay depends
on exp. 305-664-4860
Pump truck driver
needed Upper Keys
area. FT, CDL A or B lic.
w/tanker endorsement.
Must be able to pass
DOT physical and speak
English. 453-7999 or pick
up application at 99101
Overseas Hwy., K. L.
Security Guard needed,
part time & full time.
Islamorada, Marathon
(305) 743 3143
Summer opportunity.
Youthful, happy person-
ality. Over 18. F/T and/or
P/T avail. Call 743-3809.
Long Term also possible.



260 General -

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 our valued
customers. We offerfull-
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

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266 General-

The Westin Full Time:
Service Express Agent,
Security, Hostess, PM
Server, Assistant Bell
Captain, Bellman.
Sunset Key Full Time:
Hostess, Line Cook,
Cook, PM Busser,
Houseman, Pool Atten-
Banana Bay Full Time:
AM Server, Engineer
maintenance) Front
Desk Agent.
Westin & Sunset Key
245 Front Steet, Key
Apply in Person or Email
Resume to:
com EOE
iNOW I'moe

Veterinary Assistant for
Busy practice. Full-time,
shifts avail. Compassion-
ate, responsible. Experi-
ence preferred but willing
to train the right person.
Apply in person at
Marathon Veterinary
Hospital 305-743-7099

Call Classified


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

Call, Fax or Email Resume to:
743-5533; Fax, 743-3962;


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

260e General-
NATOR Seeking a posi-
tive, energetic, organized
communication & people
skills that can manage a
diverse group of people &
match their skills/talents
w/ patient & agency
needs. This individual will
build a comprehensive
volunteer recruitment &
retention program. Posi-
tion works closely w/ oth-
er staff members & com-
munity at large. This is a
PT position based in Key
West office but we will
consider combining this
position w/the PT Fund-
raising Coordinator posi-
tion to create one FTjob
forthe individual that can
take on both job respon-
sibilities. Interested indi-
viduals should submit a
resumew/cover letter to
Barb Fernandez, Visiting
Nurse Association and
Hospice of the Florida
Keys, via e-mail
na.com or fax:
305-292-9466. Inquires
by e-mail. EOE/DFWP

Work On The Ocean
Snack bar/Gift shop at
private resort. Call
Frankie 743-4443
Wrecker Driver in Mara-
thon, must have CDL
license. Apply in person
at Florida Keys Towing,
1620 O/S Hwy, Mthn.
$8 to $15 hrfor retail
P/T work. Great evening
and/or weekend job at
Krazy Larry's. Pick up
application at the Publix
location in Marathon.
Monday to Thursday
8am-5pm on Summer-
land Key. Competetive
starting salary, health
and 401K benefits avail-
able. Please email re-
sume to: summerland
dental@bellsouth.net or
fax 305-743-1753 or stop
by office at: 24986 Over-
seas Hwy, Summerland

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Healthcare Opportuni-
ties! Enter a challenging
and rewarding health-
care field. Home health
offers you the indepen-
dence, flexibility and
fantastic views you are
looking for. Warning: this
RN's, full-time and part
time openings available
forthe Middle and Upper
Ikeys. Competitive
wages & benefits.
Full-time includes health
& dental insurance, 403b,
holiday pay, continuing
educa-tion opportunities,
ac-crual of paid time off,
and on-call & mileage
reimbursement. There
are part-time benefits as
well! For a full list of
benefits, submission of
resumes or applications
or more information,
please contact Barbara
Fernandez, HR Manager
via e-mail bfernandez
@hospicevna.com orvia
fax 305-292-9466.



Home Health Agency
needs full time CNAto
cover Marathon to Key
Largo. Must have own
transportation. Excellent
pay and benefits. Please
call 305-743-9817 for
more information and ask
for Helen orfaxresume
to 305-743-9873 Lisc. #
Medical Assistant/Cler-
ical assistant for Mara-
thon physicians office.
Call 305-745-7357 orfax
resume to 305-745-7360
Medical Assistant
Marathon. 8 hours per
week. Experienced. $18
per hour 305-804-5763

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IT Technician -A-

F/T entr) level position to do basic
bardware/softw\are troubleshooting for
Wsindo\ws XP. 2003 Server Environment
salary $13-$15 per hr based on exp; travel
required, must ha'.e o\n vehiclee Exp \%th
Peachtree. SQL. Cisco router. Nortel Phone
Systems a plus E-mail resume to:
ccjob525@ca. clubs.com



Drug-Free Workplace, EOE

Pilot Program
Monroe Association for
Retarded Citizens (Up-
per Keys ) is hiring F/T In-
home Support Workers
to work with develop-
mentally disabled clients
in an independent living
environment. It will in-
cludw evenings,
overnights; possible live-
in may be an option.
Good pay, health insur-
ance, paid holidays and
vacation. High school di-
ploma and experience in
related field. Background
screening and refer-
ences required. Contact
Michelle Snyder 305
849-3042. EEO
Office Clerical
Bookkeeper with two
plus years of Quickbooks
experience. F/T, mature
professional individual
for busy office. 743-4245
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-taskfor general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.
DINATOR Seeking a
positive, energetic & or-
ganized, roll-up-the-
sleeves type individual w/
excellent communication
& people skills with the
drive and talent to plan,
organize and carry out in-
ternal/external fundrais-
ing events. This individu-
al will work w/, motivate &
orchestrate the efforts of
volunteers, staff, board
members & the commu-
nity at large. Candidate
will enjoy the outdoors,
be willing/able to travel
throughout the Keys and
participate in events
physically as needed.
This is a PT position but
will consider combining
with the PT Volunteer
Coordinator position to
create one FT job for the
individual that can take
on both job responsibili-
ties. Will also consider
basing this position in our
Tavernier office. Interest-
ed individuals should
submit a resume w/cover
letterto Barb Fernandez,
Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion and Hospice of the
Florida Keys, via e-mail
na.com or fax:
305-292-9466. Inquires
by e-mail. EOE/DFWP



Professional Fund
Raiser needed for local
charitable ministry. Con-
tact 305 289 4554 w/

280 e Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Bartender- Full Time
Call for interview:
American Legion,
Marathon 731-9484


There's opportunity here BB&T
Branch Banking and Trust is expanding in
Florida and have current opportunities in
the Keys.lf you are looking for a career
change and are customer service & sales
oriented, apply on-line at-www.bbt.com
and see our extensive benefits package
that includes health benefits from day 1 of

Financial Center Leader
Upper Keys & Tavernier
Prior branch management & business
client development exp required

Relationship Banker

Key West & Tavernier
No prior banking exp required, will trair.

Apply now www.bbt.com


EEO/AAIDN Drug Free Workplace FDIC

Come join the team at
Comcast Cable in the Florida Keys!

Responsibilities: Provides customers with infor-
mation on all services including prices, program-
ming and equipment. Schedules in the computer
requests for installation, change of service, discon-
nects and repairs. Resolves customer concerns in a
polite, efficient and professional manner. Sells vari-
ous levels of services including upgrades and CHSI.
Processes payments and adjustments at the front
counter. Reconciles daily cash, checks and charges
received to payment batch totals. Prepares daily
deposit and bank bag. Issues, returns and
exchanges equipment. May assist in the back office
performing check in work and assisting in dispatch
as required. Other duties as assigned. Punctual,
regular, and consistent attendance.
Requirements: High school diploma or its equiva-
lent and 6 months-1 yr. recent related experience
and/or training. Ability to work overtime as needed.
Apply on-line at www.Comcast.com or in person at
1010 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida or 300
Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon, FL no later than
May 7, 2007. We offer competitive salary and bene-
fits. Background and drug test required of success-
ful applicant. EOE/Drug Free Workplace/ADA.

280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels

280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels


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I Great Pay, Cash Incentives
-:. Dock Hand P/T Weekends
Please stop by Little Palm Island at
28500 Overseas Highway on Little Torch Key
ror an Emplovment Application or call 872-2524

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Cabot's Restaurant is now accepting
applicaiions for
We are lool ng for skiing laces for the upcoming
,c.eaon It .nu 11av gre'jt people .kill. and like
working rith the public come join our team F/T
or PI. \\c .ill be aicceptrin applicanon, over the
incx 2 ..cckS A-ppl) in pcr'on at Cabot's on the
Water at 725 1 lth St. Ocean.


*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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Classified 305-743-5551

280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels


Cook/driver for correc-
tional feeding program.
Must have food produc-
tion experience. Clean
background & drug
screening. Benefits.
Call 305-743-7168
Cook Wanted/Full Time
Fish Tales Market &
See Jackie or call
Experienced wait staff
& experienced day shift
line cook.
6350 Overseas Hwy.
Housekeeper, front
desk and maintenance
person for small motel
and RV park. RV site or
housing options. Apply in
person at Pelican Motel
and trailer park, MM 59.
Key Deer Bar & Grill is
hiring for all positions.
Apply in person MM31.
Key Fisheries. Looking
to fill the following posi-
tions: Manager, retail
market, fish cutter, count
er help & bartenders. Wil
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.
Resort Help
Immediate openings for
Front Desk/Reservation!
Top pay.
Call 305-797-1707
Situations Wanted
Lead vocalist/rhythm
guitarist. Looking for rest
of the band. I want the
best! I want to take over
the keys!!! 305-879-298'


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
360 Professional
We Blow Cellulose
Insulation throughout
the Keys. Free estimates.
Save on your energy tills


545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
Giant Sale
Everything must go!
Mermaids Cache, 420
Eaton St., Downtown Key
West. Sat & Sun 8am on.
Large Moving Sale.
Many household items.
Furniture & tools.
No early birds. 8am till ?.
6 S Blackwater Ln
-Long Key, Layton, MM
S 68.5. Multiple family
garage sale, Sat & Sun.
Furn., TV, clothes, tools,
books, etc. A must!
111 Zane Grey Creek Rd
May 5th 7am- noon. BIG
yard sale. Furniture,
Tools, Household iteriss,
Boats. 111 Patricia Lane,
s 575
Exotic Bengal Kittens
Spotted little leopards,
snows, marble. TICA
Reg. Shots
Himalayan color-point-
ed Persian Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)
296-1486 or 304-9924

lisr your garage or yard sale wln us aa
close he aoor on /our unwolaea Iems. .\

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Call 743-5551

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Aluminum Hurricane
Panels. All hardware inc.
four72" x 81" three 36" x
36" three 36" x 60" one
36" x 42" $600 289 1027
Awesome 150 gallon
custom aquarium/stand.
Incl. 75 Ibs live rock. Too
much to list! Worth $6K.
Will sacrifice $2700 obo.
Bandflex Gym. Same as
Bowflex. Legs, chest,
shoulders, back & arms,
all on one machine.
Compact & easy to use.
Extra large Acrylic
Aquarium 3'wx3'dx8'l;
custom made; $2,500
(value $3,700), like new.
Kathy 301-476-8343;
305-943-0564 to see.
Furniture &Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Hydraulic Facial Table
$400.2-Black shampoo
chairs $20 each. 6-Pier
One Black wrought iron
chairs New $100 sell for
$60 each. 1-Bar size Pier
One chair$ 60. Tressal-
lare Ready to wear hair-
pieces, 70 mix and match
pieces in all. Cost: $750 -
sell for $450.
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
Private Collector Wants
Old model Military clocks
& watches, Dive watches
and Pilot Watches.
Walk-In Freezer Master
Bilt, 11'x 11'$1750. Su-
perior 3 door cooler $75.
Neon open sign $50.
Clothes racks, 3' round,
$25 each. 305 942-1580

100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc,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

Washer/Dryer, stacked,
full size. Exc cond. $940
new, asking $450. Cell
2 Large Excavators.
(Kobelco and Liebherr)
Currently in Pompano.
Low hours. Great price!
305-743-0354 or cell


Homes for Rent

A Special Paradise -
Panoramic views.
Choice Marathon/Golf
Course location. Protec-
ted Harborw/ boat slip.
75ft screened lanai. Lux-
urious 2000 +sf. 3/2.5.
Pool, tenis. No pets.
$3,500/mo. + elec. Yr.
lease. Diane Chaplin-
Colvard, owner broker
Waterfront Specialists.
Affordable Canal Front
duplex at MM 25. Nice
3/2 with dockage on
Summerland Key. $2000
utilities incl. 872-2750
Behind Sea Dwellers,
Key Largo, new upscale
home, never lived in.
3BR/2BAw/home office
or possible separate
mother-in-law down.
Must see to appreciate.
$2500 mo 305-619-0087
Big Pine 2/2 + office,
screen back prch, fenced
yard, boat dock. Good
pets considered. $2000
+ sec. 305-338-8879

Local Business
For Sale
In Tavernier

20+ years in this location.
No prior experience needed.

Owner will consider
trade for
Property outside of
Monroe Co.
or reasonable
Owner Financing Terms

Didi Causey
Waterfront Resort Realty

^ '. ., ", ' -
25 Ibs. to 2,000 + Ibs.
I 866-948-0404
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Homes for Rent
Big Pine 2/2 w/ office
w/fin workroom on gr Ivl.
Great swim canal, ocean
side w/dock. $1780/mo
F/L/S. Call 305-879-0970
Big Pine 2Bd/2Ba home
on canal. W/D, central
A/C, large porch & boat
dock. F/L/S. $1650/mo.
775-340-1364 or
Big Pine Large 3bd, 2ba
canalfront home with
dockage. A/C. $1750 mo.
Call Al at 305-747-0768
Keyswide Realty
BPK 2/1 on boating ca-,
nal. New carpet, D/W,
W/D, screen porch, Ig
storage area. Neat &
Clean $1550 mofll/1k
sec. Yearly. 13th mo.
forfree. 305-923-0400
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 apple, C/air
$2000 incl all util + cable
& dsl. Call 305-393-0292
Duck Key 2bed/2bath
on water. Unfurnished,
no pets. $2700/mo +
utilities, F/US. Call
Kristen 305-743-5000

= Listing
Furnished 2/1 in
Tavernier. Available April
15. $1,700 mo. F/L/S
Grassy Key 2/2 on stilts.
Oceanview, big deck.
$1500/mo + util.
201-767-7334 or
Grassy Key 2/2 Stilt
Very private. New cent
A/C. Lots of storage.
Grassy Key, 3br/2ba,
Furn, W/D, Hot Tub,
$1850/mo +. util, Lease
w/option to buy, F/US,
House for rent. Mara-
thon. 3Bd/1 Ba. No pets.
$1100/mo. $2000 dep.

For Keys home
Waterfront 3BR/2BA,
pool, 2 car garage, great
location in Ft. Myers, FL.

Homes for Rent
June 1-Nov 1.3/2 furn.
MM 95 bay view, ramp,
beach, screened patio,
fenced yard $1500 mo +
utils/dep 781-424-9893
KCB 2/2 Spacious Stilt
w/wood dock. W/D, fur-
nished. Avail imm.
KCB Apt Avail June 1st
2/2491 9th St.
F/US $1500 a month.
Call 305-743-4115
Key Colony Beach 2/2.
Large dock, large screen
patio, ample parking.
$1600/mo F/L/S. Call
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
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
Large Family or
Employee housing -4/2
Canal front home for rent.
$2400.00 per month call
Ray 395-2605
Little Torch Oceanside
2/2 furnished, canal w/
60' dock, screened prch,
A/C, W/D. F/L/S $1600/
mo + util. 305-872-9915+
Long Key 2/2 Canal
front $1500/mo + utilities
F/US. Avail. June 1st
305-289-6522 Marsha
Martin Caldwell Banker

Marathon 1/1 or Studio
in gated area, furnished,
utils inc. Docks and boat-
house available.
305-240-4969 or

Marathon 2/2. 1/2 acre
fence, dock, tiki bar, work
shop shed, new appl.
Central AC, Hardwood
firs. Gulfview. $2250 mo.
F/US. Chris James
Marathon 2/2 Ocean-
views, dock, nicely
furnished. Season or an-
nual. No pets 743-5444
Marathon 3/2 Non
waterfront unfurn. Avail.
May 1st. $1800 + util.
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

Homes for Rent
Marathon. Brand new
unfurn 3/2 stilt, large
fenced yard, pets ok.
Possible option to buy.
Avail. 6/1.305-743-3377
Ext #113
Marathon Charming
3bd, iba home w/gulf
views & huge yard. Very
clean. $1800 + utils.Call
Andy at 561-212-3045
Marathon, Flamingo
Island. Annual rental.
Unfurnished, non-water-
front 3/3 + den/office,
garage, tile floors, cent
AC. $1700/mo 1st/12th/
sec. Clara Chaplin RE
305 395-2095
Marathon MM50,
2/2 Executive Home.
Golfcourse, waterfront,
60' deepwater dock,
granite & marble through-
out, gourmet kitchen.
$3K/mo. 843-476-6777

Marathon open water
views. 2/2 renovated w/
granite & SS appis, new
W/D, Irg porch. F/L/S.
$1750/mo 305-731-6647
MM 93 beautiful, private
1BR oceanfront home,
pets ok. $1,550 mo.
Mth large 3 Bed/2 Bath
WID hookup, yard. F/
US. $1450/mo. No pets.
O/S Tav. Concrete, 2
B/D, 1B/A up, 2 rooms 1/
B/A efficy. dn. Total re-
model, scrn porch, tiled,
full kitchen dn, homeown-
ers pk, no smoking, no
pets, $1,800. FL/S Avil.
6/1 305/246-7848
Old Tavernier all new
3/2.2000 sq ft. home.
Partfurn. No Smoking.
$2000 mo. 305-393-0069

M Listing
Port Largo
$2,000 mo. F/L/S
GREA . .

Tavernier2/1 panoram-
ic bayview, enjoy sun-
sets, island kitchen, tiled
throughout, large lot,
$1400 mo. 305-598-8719
Tavrnier 4BR/2BA
w/d granite centers ss
apple. Waterview/access,
Irg. fncd. yrd. on 5 lots.
Lovely area, n/smkg.
305-453-3086 or
3/2 unfurnished home
on BPK, dogs welcome,
on 4 lots for sale or rent,
call 305-304-7043,
$2200 mth. 1st & sec.

May 2, 2007

Call Classified 743-5551
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May 2, 2007

712 Mobile Homes 725 Apt Condo 725 Apt Condo 725 e Apt Condo -
for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent

Affordable 1Bd/1 Ba
mobile home for rent.
Sleeps 6 with two hide a
beds in the Fl room. Fully
furn. Common area with
BBQ grill. 850-443-3797

Ei Listing
K-Lar4/2 freshly remod-
eled home, mm106. Cir-
cular driveway, corner lot
w/ boat storage. $1900
Jay 954-868-3248
Keys RV. 1/1 with den.
60' dockage, fabulous
view. $1200/mo + util.
F/LS. 743-0235
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 fully furn,
$1200 mo includes water
& electric. F/L/S.
Call 743-0235
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
Marathon Furn 1bd, 1ba,
FL room. 30' dock. Long
term. $900+ F/L/S. No
dogs. 305-289-9777
725 Apt- Condo
Duplex for Rent
A Marathon effcy, brand
new, private entrance,
W/D, no pets/smoking
$820/mo, yr lease. F/S.
An Extra Large 2 bedrm.
All tiled. Recent updates:
bath, kitchen w/ dish-
washer, cen. AC, wash-
er/dryer, private, fenced
backyard, new landscap-
ing. $1,275./mo. Yrly.
Avail. May 18. Diane,
Waterfront Specialists,
Big Pine furn 1/1 on
canal next to the bay. Incl
all utils, A/C, satellite TV,
W/D. $900/mo. $300 sec
dep. No pets. 872-1157
Big Pine Key 2/1
upstairs apt. Completely
remodeled. $1300/mo.
F/L/S. No pets.
Al 305-469-0992
Big Pine Key
Small 1BD/1BH $650.00
per month, includes utili-
ties. Call Ray 395-2605
Big Pine Pine Channel
Estates 2/1, Waterfront
duplex. $1400/mo. First/
Security. Pets ok.
Big Pine two 1 bd unfurn
apts. Close to hwy &
shopping. Upstairs $900,
downstairs $850. Elec &
water included. No pets.
Refs. Lease. F/L/S. Call
745-1098 please Iv msq

BPK1/1 unfurn, canal.
750 sq ft, W/D, A/C. 1 yr
lease. $1000/mo F/L/S.
Util Incl. No smokers or
pets. 305-872-3215

MI Listing
BPK 2/1 spacious
duplex on swimming
canal, eat-in kitchen,
porch, W/D, central air.
$1400/mo. F/L $500 sec.
872-0622 or 304-4205
BPK Furnished 2/1
Spacious, private,
screened porch, W/D.
$1350/mo. F/US
Homestead 2/1.5 Town-
house, new roof& kitch-
en. $5K/ closing cost.
Sale: $172K or Rent for
$1050/mo 305-409-6309
KCB 2bd, 2ba half
duplex, fully furn.
$1650 + utils. F/L/S.

KCB Gem. Must see half
duplex. 2/1 on canal,
furn/unfurn, W/D,
$1850/mo + util. F/L/S.

KCB Half duplex
2br, 2ba. W/D, tile floors,
dock. $1400 per month.
Call 481-8254
Key Colony Beach
Available April. 1bed,
1 bath. Dockage avail.
Call for details, 289-1741
Key Colony Beach 2/2.
Large dock, large screen
patio, ample parking.
$1600/mo F/L/S. Call
Key West Condo 3BD,
2BAwalkto beach, small
pets ok. $2,000/m. F/L/S
Call Lela 305-395-0814;
Large 1BR/1BA condo
w/parking, W/D hook-up.
Pets ok. Marathon.
$1,100 mo. 1st& sec.
Layton Cheerful CBS
furn 1/1, Fl rm, on canal in
quiet area. W/D. $875 +
utilities. F/US. N/S, no
pets. 480-200-9189
Long Key, MM 68.2/1.
Quiet openwater native
sanctuary. Overlooking
state park. Eco friendly
New granite kit. Stainless
appliances. Furn/ Unfurn
$2400/mo 305-448-4845
Marathon 1/1 on canal.
No pets, avail. immed.
Laundryfac, central AC.
$900/mo + $1350 sec.

Call Classified

Marathon I bed/1 bath,
Private yard. W/D on
premises. Small pet ok.
$1000/mo. F/L/S
Marathon 2/1 apart-
ment, furnished.
$1,200/mo + utilities. F/
L/S. Small pets consid-
ered; elevator access.
Yearly lease. Call:
Marathon 2bdl2ba dup.
canal/ocean side. $1600
mo + utils, F/US; avail
now. 305-481-4817 or

Waterfront A
Marathon 2 Bed Water-
front duplex. Completely
remodeled, super clean.
$1250 mo, F/L/S. Call
305-393-2825 Today!
Marathon. 2 BR/1BA.
Unfurnished. $1200 plus
utils. F/L/S.743-0235

=1 1 Listing
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 Ig I bd condo,
dockage, W/D. 3rd floor,
super view. 98th St.
Renovated. Furn. $1500.
Bill 766-1502
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fullyfurn.

Marathon Sombrero
area. Furnished 2/2 stilt
on canal, includes all utili-
ties and cable.
305-743-3377 Ext #113
Marathon Sombrero
Beach area 2bd, 2ba,
canal front condo, pool.
$1500/mo. + utils. F/US.
1 yr lease. 305-743-6881
American Caribbean
Real Estate, Leslie
beach 3/2 unfurn twnhs
condo. Pool, dock, cable
incl. $1800 + utilities.
F/UL/S. 743-4536 "
Mth waterfront studio
apt. Deep dockage,
newly remodeled, tile,
W/D. F/LS. $1150/mo.
No pets. 481-5057

New apt for rent-2/2, Lrg
liv rm w/ high ceilings, 8'
doors, granite counters &
Ig tiles throughout. S/S
Appls, Hi-Efc A/C, full
size W/D. $2195, rental
discount prgrm avl. By
appt only, 395-0345
On the bay, furnished,
nice cottage, MM105 no
pets, L, wtr, cbl, $750. F/
L/S, 305/394-1840
2 apts, MM105 Furn, 1
Apt $600.1Apt$550. F/
LS. L, wtr, & cbl incl. no
pets. 305-394-1840

740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
Looking to secure a
house on the water in
Marathon with a room-
mate/s 305-942 9635
Vacation Rentals

Brand new homes
w/boat access. Long
term, avail June 1,
Islamorada. Angler's
Reef Development.
Tonyia 305-879-5050
Downtown Islamorada
2/2 stilt home, private.
Boat ramp access.
Short or long term.
Avail now. 305-773-3950
Islamorada: Beautiful
4/4 home on water w/
pool & dock. 3- 6 mos
pref. 703-403-4218
June 1-Nov 1.3/2 furn-
MM 95 bay view, ramp,
beach, screened patio,
fenced yd $1500 a mo +
utils/dep 781-424-9893
Key Colony Beach .
2/2, dock, beach, boat,
Cabana Club. $900 -
$1650/wk. kcbrental.com
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Long Key beautiful bay
view, Ig 1bd, beautifully
furn. Avail June 1st.
3 mo min. $1400/mo.

Marathon 1- 6 Bedroom
luxury waterfront home.
Discount rates for April
and May. 3 day min.
.com 888-564-5800


790 Business
Property for Rent
Big Pine Commercial/
Industrial land for rent or
lease. From 50'x100', up
to 2 acres. 305-395-0743
Commercial building
for rent 2400sqft. Doctor
office orfor retail sales.
8301 0/S Hwy Mthn. For
details: 305-289-0802
Commercial Property
for Lease or Sale. High
visibility location directly
on US#1 in Big Pine Key.
Up to 6000 sq. ft prime re-
tail or office space. Will
consider lease of partial
space. Call Banks Pre-
vatt, Realtor, Coldwell
Banker Schmitt R.E. Co.
Cudjoe Office Bldg.
1250 sf free standing
bldg with 2 offices, recep-
tion area, 2 baths, kitch-
enette, 3 closets. Newly
remodeled on 12,500 sf
lot on US1 (MM22.3) with
parking and outside stor-
age. $2500/mo. 305-293-
8042 or 305-797-6738

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


Homes for Sale
Big Coppitt CBS, wide
canal, 90' concrete sea-
wall, 8720 sq ft lot, fully
fenced, legal enclosue.
Motivated seller.
BPK Eden Pine 2/2
Canal front, custom-built,
2-story CBS. Furnished,
low maint. 1635 Lantana.
$549K 941-302-4931



Keys Dream
1 mile east of Duck Key,
Ocean at MM 62.9
*Southern exposure with
view of ocean on deep
water lagoon seething with
Tarpon. 75' of new deep-
water dockage. 10' wide,
concrete over steel plate.
6 steps up to 2/2 Lg mfr
home. Very comfy with
10' by 30' concrete patio.
You can bypass ROGO if
you build a modular or
CBS home. $549,000,
priced well below competi-
tive market analysis.
Owners relocated north.
David Bragan

Homes for Sale

Fish, Dive & Live in Key
Largo. $239.9K. No clos-
ing costs. Motivated sell-
er, will finance. Manufac-
tured 12' x 57' home,
2BR/1 BA, central air,
large screened porch,
new tile floor & paint.
Separate 12' x 16' apt,
1 BR/1 BA, new carpet.
Large 60' x.100' land-
scaped lot in Taylor
Creek Village across
from homeowners park
with boat ramp. NO
ROGO. 305-304-4455
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.
Islamorada $890,000
canal front 2/1, boat
ramp, concrete dock,
overlooking sanctuary,
new A/C. Agents wel-
comed. 305-281-6338

Islamorada MM 86 Trea-
sure Harbor. Best water-
front buy. Newly remod-
led 2/2 up: 1/1 down. 65'
of deep water dock with
immediate ocean ac-
cess. $929k
Key Colony Beach's
Best Waterfront Buys:
Newer 2/2 w/ 1000 sq ft
gar. $649k, or Irg stilted
2/2 $749k. 810-813-4503
Key Largo waterfront
3/2 +dock. Furnished.
Newly remodeled.
$49,000. 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.
Ocean Access New
4/3/3 + Den, spa tub, ss
appliances, 42" cherry
cab w/granite. Poolw/
lakeview, 45' dock. Sale
or rent, $799K773-873-
2222 Prudential FI WCI

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


Classifieds 305-743-5551

The Keynoter 37

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, Fl 33050

South Dade Area
Single Family Homes
Starting at $359,000 on
half acre lots SW 304 St
& Sw 194 Ave Miami
Summerland Key Af-
fordable, beautiful, brand
new 3/2 1100 sq. ft
homes. All appi inc. Turn-
key. Ship loan in place.
$289,750 305-393-0597
812 Mobile Homes
for Sale

BPK, 1/1 MH Open
water/canal lot on Bogie
Channel. ROGO exempt.
$550K. 305-872-3938 or
Canalfront RV in 55+
Park w/ FL room and
new deck. Reduced from
$43,000 to $38,000.
Grassy Key trailer. F/S
33'x20', Kit-15.5'xl 1.5'
Lr-19'x7.5',Br-13.5'x 1.5'
Ba-7'x5'full bath. Furn.
Avg $540/mo. Sale $12K
Islamorada Oceanside
M.H., MM 87.5. Marble
floors & bathroom,
granite kitchen. $18,500
OBO. 954-240-0468
Marathon, MM 47
Galway Bay 55+ park,
Furn 2/2, cent A/C,
1400sq ft, wet bar, new
tile, shed, covered porch.
Must sell Marathon
1/Bd/1 Ba. Screened
porch, shed, boat dock
available. $10,000 obo.
Outdoor Resorts MM 66
2/1 mobile home, park
model. $275,000.
Remodeled M.H. on
swimming canal. You
own the land! $210,000.
Tommy Gomez, Coldwell
Banker. 305-393-5156
Stock Island Large
Double Wide w/Florida
room. With oversize cor-
ner lot. Boat ramp. $325k
305 304-6602

825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
For sale in Key Largo.
1/1 condo-$199,000.
Excellent location -

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

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825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale
KCB Full Stilt Duplex
Brand new '06, CBS, 3/3
ea. side, car ports, util,
granite, tiled. On canal.
$675/$695K. 743-0008
Key Colony Beach
1/1 condo for sale by
owner. Call for details,

Key Colony Beach
2/2 condo for sale by
owner. Priced to move.
Call for details, 289-1741
Key Largo 2/2 Bayside
Townhouse FSBO. Gat-
ed community, deeded
30' boat slip. 2 pools, ten-
nis court and clubhouse.
$579,900 305-852-3928
or 305-942-1693 cell
Key Largo, Waterfront
condo, 24 acres only 38
units. $875Kweb:
Marathon 2/1 half duplex
CBS. Tile floors, new
central AC, W/D, hurri-
cane shutters. $299,000.
Call 727-768-2054.

Marathon waterfront.
Brand new on market!
Breathtaking open water
views of Gulf & your boat
from almost anywhere in-
side. 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.
Fullyfurn tropical para-
dise, heated pool. Excel-
- lent weekly rental.
$785K. Roxanne Farrell,
863-698-6369. Owner is
a realtor. Virtual tour.
Mthn CondolTownhse.
Sp'cious1176sf, 2bd,
1.5ba renovated. New
fixtures, appls, flooring.
Motivated seller. $385k
make offer 305-395-0970
Will exchange
beautiful 1 Br/1 Ba down-
town Sarasota condo for
Marathon condo.
Call 941-320-2370
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
880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
BP Key Lot with Permit
RARE. Drs. Arm canal,
cleared, 3/2 CBS,
602100 $342,500

880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
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/ club
house & heated pool.
or 616-540-6800

Little Torch. Canal lot
with permit $325K or
$650K for lot with 3/2
CBS home under con-
struction. 305-923-1717.
Marathon Affordable
Lot with active permit for
3/2.modular home. 83rd
St. Great price $155K
Build now. 305 872 9670
Mthn, Sombrero 100' x
100' canal lot, cleared,
dock permit, house
plans. $546k, or 1/2 inter-
est $273k. 305-743-5218
RV lot, bay views, boat
ramp & community dock-
age avail. Close to
restaurants & shopping.
Key Largo. $192,000.
Triple lot with permit.
Build your dream house
on a 1/2 acre mini estate.
Near shops, park, pool,
MM 100 $429k 451-0597
2 TBRs For Sale Pur-
chase 1 or both. Mixed
use (comm. or resi.) No
ROGO Nesc. For details
contact (305)731-3606
Slip for sale Key Largo
Kawama. 15'x37' direct
ocean access with
hydrodock boat lift,
electric & water. Asking
$215 000 786:797-3535


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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
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.
17' Flats Boat 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
17' 2003 Mitzlaff Sport
fisher, like new. Runs
fabulous, 45 hrs total. Ya-
maha 60 4 stroke. Conti-
nental trailer, push pole
and safety equipment.
$12,500.305 289-0237
17' Boston Whalerwith
90 HP Johnson and trail-
er, $5200.305-664-2451
or cell 305-301-3491
17' Boston Whaler w/ 90
HP Evinrude, 1996,
$5,700. Also 21' Pontoon
boat w/50HP Honda mo-
tor and trailer $3700.
17' Key West flats skiff,
Yamaha 115HP four-cy-
cle, trailer, push pull, new
trim tabs, exc cond. Ask-
ing $8000.305-481-0372
19' 2003 Key Largo CC,
T-top. 150 Merc. out-
board. Live well, dual
batt., elec. W/trlr & cover.
20' '93 Neptune, bimini
top, 140 johnson out-
board, EZ load trailer.
$3500. Milo 289-1069
21' 1989 Thompson
Cuddy. 4.3 Merc. I/O.
Nice. Runs great. Bimini,
dual axle trailer. $5000
obo. 585-704-3878

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dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
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Power Boats
21'2001 Larson Ski
boat. Less than 100hrs.
Always freshwater
flushed. 150hp Johnson.
Everything like brand
new. Alum trailer. $9300
OBO 849-7705
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' Answer M. Open
bow. 150 HP Yamaha.
Runs, needs TLC.
Includes trailer. $3K obo.
22' 2005 Glacier Bay T-
top, twin 115HP4-Strk
Suzukis, Ga'rmin, wind-
less, trlr, $55K
22' Pursuit Tiara Cutty
Cabin. 185 evinrude,
trailer, gps, depthfinder.
$6500 Runs great.
23' '07 G-Boat
(Brand New Company.
Must see!). CC, 150
E-tech Evinrude. Call
Brad 305-481-6232 or
Doug 305-481-0372
23'Mako2000 CC225
Optimax 206 hrs. T top,
plotter, sounder, riggers.
23' Mako Open 1989
Fisherman. 2004
225-four stroke yama-
ha-600 hrs. 2006 Custom
T-top & live well. 2006
aluminum trailer, loaded.
$16,500 obo. Runs ex-
cellent. Turnkey boat.
Brian 305.-879-0015
24' Formula. 150 hours
on new engine. Recent
All Grip. $5,000 OBO.
26' '06 Twin'V cc cat.
150 yamahas 50 hrs, fish
& dive, t-top, gps, chart
vhf, much more. Moving.
26' '07 Albin.
Center console, single
Yanmar 315 diesel. Call
Brad 305-481-6232 or
Doug 305-481-0372
27'06 Blackhawk CC
with twin Yamaha 200 hp
HPDI. Fast, trailer, btm
paint, gps, low hours.
27' 1990 Bayliner 2655
Ciera. AS IS-frozen
engine. Fresh lower unit,
trailer, all electronics,
Lowrance LCX-104, VHF
radio. $8500/obo.
28'06 Buddy Davis CC
twin 250 Mercury Vera-
dos, t-top, head, full
cushions, leaning post.
Call Brad 305-481-6232
or Doug 305-481-0372
29' Concord
Inboards. Must sell.
With trailer. $5500/OBO.
Call 305-731-6066

Power Boats

31'Silverton 1985 FB
convt. Twin 350's-new
'00 & '06, a/c, shwr, gal-
ley, good cond, clean.

Power Boats

32' '84 Wellcraft. Twin
diesel. $14,500 obo.
32' '88 Blackfin SF,
3208 CATS-turbo.
750 hp. Loaded with
electronics, ready to fish.
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32' Perma Craft 1973.
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catches fish. Flybridge
sportfisherman with elec-
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Power Boats

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.
35' 1969 Bertram. Fiber-
glass hull, twn Detroit
diesels, 367gal fuel, 50
gal water. Clean, all elec.
$55k. Wstrbeak Gen. cell
410-903-6148 Marathon

35' 1997 Cabo Express.
Full tuna tower, twin cat
3208 diesel. Gen set. Full
electronics. Above aver-
age condition. $175K.
Located in Marathon, FL.
Cell 508-958-2590
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.

39' Custom built #1
Sportfish w/Twin 410
HP Lugger Deisels, 10
1/2 KW generator, (2)AC,
full galley, Head w/
enclosed shower, 150
gal. fuel, full electronics,
very well maintained.
Great for charter. $75K.
407-463-7109, Florida.
42' Grand Banks
Classic 1994,2-300 hp
Cats; many extras includ-
ing new 12 kw Northern
Lights gen. Ready to sail;
43'Torres'81,3406 Cat
Elec and hydr. 800 gal
fuel /150 gal fresh water.
2300 stone crab traps
and tags. 239 825-4822
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

II ) I
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.
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
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.
I can help you sell your
boat and/or buy a new/
used boat. Marathon Fl.
Doug 305-481-0372


33' Glander, shallow
draft, custom design,
raised deck. $30K.
36' Morgan Out-Island.
Center Cockpit, double
cabin, Perkins Diesel.
New Algrip, new interior.
Dingy w/ Honda. Great
live aboard or cruising.
38' 1992 Prout Catama-
ran cutter rig & solid fore-
deck, 2 Volvo diesels,
teak/holly, 2 after queen
staterooms, loaded w/ex-
tras, $75,000 OBO,
941-916-4198 or
Looking for an exciting
project? 75' Catamaran.
Formerly owned by
Jacques Cousteau. Pow-
er and sail. Great poten-
tial for live aboard or
charter. Waiting for you to
create your own luxuri-
ous interior.
305-743-0354 or cell

1170 Outboard
Inboard Engines

2001 Yamaha 225 hp
engine. OX-66 model,
appx 300 hrs. Everything
included. $5,200. 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
Cat 3116 300hp w/T/D
trans, gauges, cables.
Good cond. Ready to
install. $15,000.

Dock Rentals/Sales

Enjoy life this summer-
A/C. Reserve a slip now
while there are still some
left. Call Roy or Ron at
Dockside 743-0000
Liveaboard boat slips.
In Marathon $450/mo
New bath house.
Call Gary 305-304-3610
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
Protected dockage
bayside marina Key
Largo. 4 ft. draft. Live-
aboards accepted. Must
be in good condition and
mobile. $500 per month
+ utilities. Call Tanya

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.
25' Delta Lobster Boat
Diesel. $14,900 Ready to
work. 305-664-2451
cell 305-301-3491
1600 plastic traps,
4000 certs & forklift.
$10 per trap. $5 per tag.
$3000 for forklift.
2000 Stone crab traps
forsale. Large Fla. Plas-
tics, on pallets. $10 each
in lots of 500. Call
between 6pm-9pm only.
2002 Polaris jet ski.
Less than 10 hrs on new
engine. Runs great!
With trailer. $3500.
2003 Hydro-Hoist
for up to a 30' boat. In Key
Largo. $2000
2279 B Lobster certs
$45 each
500 new Lobster traps
$25 each
433 Big FI traps $10 each
Stone Crab



AA Dave buys permits
SoAtl Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869
i ON

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 fortransfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
Crab Boat
39ft 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
First $3800., OBO, for
'99 225 Merc. Optimax
updated Islanderfiber-
glass boat w/trl. & heavy
duty trap puller, flop ca-
ble, GPS, 3/4 canopy.
Fishermen comm lots
for rent, Big Pine area.
Dock. Water, elec avail-
able. 305-289-5725,
For Rent in Big Pine.
Commercial fishing dis-
trict, 90x90 trap storage
lot on water, fenced.
Avail now. $750/mo.
797-6433 or 296-8398
Gated Dry Storage
boats, RVs, trailers. For
best rates call Gary
Gulf of Mexico Reef
$6,800 OBO.
Call 305-743-1952
Large Wheelhouse
Off of a Hatteras. Asking
$1000. Inquire at Keys
Fisheries, MM 49.
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
Solo sit on top Kayak
$225, Solo sit in Kayak
$375, Long Key




Automobile Donations
Tax Deductible at ap-
praised value when do-
nated to a 43 year old
non-reporting 501-C-3
charity. Maritime Minis-
tries. 305-289-4554.
Pick up junk trucks,
vans, cars, or any auto-
mobile for junk.
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
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
02 Honda Accord,
sil-ver, 4 dr. sedan,
61,000 miles, great
shape. $9200. Call
Christy @307-733-4147
for a test dr.
02 PT Cruiser LE. 33K
miles, metallic almond w/
woodie PKG, custom pin-
striping, chrome wheels,
fully loaded. $1 Ok. 1-937-
539-0771, Marathon
03 Pontiac Vibe GT
6 speed, 66k mi. Great
condition. Located in
Marathon. $7600.
04 RX 330 V6 AWD Auto.
32k mi, gray over black,
leather, loaded, sun roof.
95 Toyota Camry,
6 cylinder, loaded.
$2500. Call for more
details. 305-849-1604
97 Mercury Tracer
$2000 OBO Good condi-
tion with new AC & radia-
tor, CD player and new
tires. Call Erica at
m -eyr oter

1360 Mopeds-
2002 Model Kawasaki
ZRX 1200R. Purchased
in 2003. 1400 miles,
showroom condition.
$5000 OBO. 743-0603
2003 Charly Go Ped
Red, excellent condition.
Best reasonable offer.
2005 Tryumph Rocket
Ill. Red w/ pipes, wind-
shield & Sissy. 6500
miles. New $18,500, ask-
ing $13,500. Jack 305- -
1370 Trucks-
SUVs- Vans
Aluminum Service body
(by Reading). Fits Ford
or Chevy. 8' single wheel
trucks. $450 OBO.
Wheel Chair van '95
Dodge Grand Caravan
w/IMS mobility system,
71 K miles, in very good
working & physical cond.
$9500, OBO. In Tavern-
ier. 207-299-5758.

. Listing
05 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
95 GMC Suburban SLE
4x4. Owens custom pkg,
114K mi, red w/tan cloth
interior, mag wheels.
Nice ride! $8k. 1-937-
539-0771, Marathon
97 Ford F150 XLT. 3
door, triton V-8, trailer
hitch. 165K highway
miles, runs great. $5000
obo. 305-743-0287
1995 Ford F150 Pickup.
A/C, Auto Transmission,
Clean. 49,000 Miles.
$3.795 OBO. Frank

1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicles

RV Donations, Trailer
Motor Homes. Tax
Deductible at appraised
value when donated to a
43-yr-old non-reporting
501-C-3 charity. Maritime
Ministries. 305-289-4554
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holiday
RV's MM 100 451-4555
13' 2006 Scamp Travel
trailer. 1000 Ibs capacity.
Brand new, many up-
grades. Best reasonable
offer. 305-296-8025
03 Coleman popup
camper w/2 side slide
outs. 22'. Excellent cond
A/C. Rack for 4 bikes,
screen room, canopy.
06 Pioneer32'. 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
mi. V-10 motor. $15,000.

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