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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Publication Date: April 15, 2009
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009 I CONTENTS 2009 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. I VOL. 56, NO. 30 I WWW.KEYSNET.COM I 25 CENTS


Name game
It's aUll about branding:
Florida Keys Communiry
College will soon be known
as The College of the
Flonda Keys. To find out
the details, go to www.Keys
Net.com/news.

Play chicken
A Key Wesier is planning
a chicken roundup for
Sunday, and hopes to sur-
pass the 236 caught in one
day last year. To find out
what'll be done with the
birds once they're caught,
go to www.KeysNet
.com/news.

Heroic act
Together. they're a com-
bined 130 )ears old: A 70-
year-old man dives into
Low er Keys w aters to res-
cue a 60-old-man who fell
asleep at the wheel See
story. Page 4.

Huge loss
The estimate is in.
Saturday night's fire at Ke.ys
Boat Works in Marathon
caused $1.4 million in dam-
age. See story. Page 8.

Still loose
A convict who escaped
from the Big Pine road
Prison last week was still on
the lam late Tuesday. and it
looks like he had help in his
getaway: See story. Page 13.



Business .. ... . ...15
Classifieds . . .. .24
Crossword ......... 14
Fishing .. ......... .21
Living .. .. 16
O bituaries ........... 14
Opinion ... ..... 6
Sports/Outdoors .. .... .18
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7 86790 22222 7


All eyes on Cuba


By KEVIN WADLOW
Seni.,r Stal" \\%reer
k" ^.J'.r'. "j ke. r..i ier c...n


A Web site for the A & B
Marina in Ke\ West bills t11 as
"The Gatew a\ to Cuba "
That could become the reality\
for man \\ waterfront businesses
throughout the Florida Ke\s
t follow\ ing President Obama's


Mayor


hits the


lottery

Ticket bought
in Marathon is
worth $350,000
By RYAN McCARTHY
rnmi--rr i .' k ', ji .tr c.:,ni

Marathon's ma\or is on the
hunt for some economic stLmulus
money\ but a \ inning
$350.000 Florida Loner\ ticket
isn't \what he had in mind.
It's icruallN more of a personal
stimulus for Ma\or Mlike Cmnque
and fellow Stuffed Pig Restaurant
owner Karen Dennis, \hose
Mega Money ticket was one of
toho winners dra n Frida. night
The %%inning MNega Money
iiumber', were 1-5-22-24 and the
Megaball mas 16
Dennis waited until N a;in.
Saturday \w hen Cinque arm ed at
the Stuffed Pig. to tell hut the
good news.
"She said. 'I ha\e to tell \ou
somethingg.' aid I said. 'Oh no.
what now '" I thought she \w.as
going to tell me something w as
broke or oinomething." Cinque
said "She was pretty lump.\. .he
bounced right out of her chair"
Dennis sajs she and Cinque


See LOTTERY / 3


Obama's easing of travel restrictions
could mean more Keys marina business


announcement Nlonda, that
he'll loosen rules on travel to
Cuba for people % ith relatives in
the island nation
This kweek. marina operators


were still waiting to see what
effect the easing of travel restric -
tions for Cuban Amencans will
ha'e on local demand for boat-
ing support
While the prevailing thinking is
that South Florida Cubans would


fll to Cuba from Mliani. some sa\
Ke\s mrannas can expect uptick in
business from Miarrians trailerung
their hoats do\ n to make the trip
across the Florida Strait Others
just aren't sure
"Right now, I don't know
\what to expect." said Alan Lark.
owner of the Cudioe Garden_-
See CUBA / 2


Phoic, couC-iieS PHOTOBOATCOr.1
SAIL ON, SAILORS: The water's calmed down a lot since this recent Schooner Wharf Bar
Wrecker's Cup Race off Key West. The final race to Sand Key and back in the 2009 series is
planned for April 26. Call Evalena or Sheree at 292-3302 for specifics.



Board expects firings


Investigation
deepens; $100K
in cash missing
By DAVID BALL
dtjll' *'>.", -lop. ,ri.-. n .. 7,:.i

Monroe C'ouni, School
Board nimeinbers made clear that
the attorneN hired to : o\ersee ai
board investigation inIto allega-
noins of financial fraud %\ would. at


the end ol the i\ esntiation., like-
1\ aid ,se the boaid hot' to tire
.ii guilt einplo\ee-
'I am looking for an ai '_rne',
that will be .ble to pio\ ide us,
with foi-cause leasoninl foi
elininriting personnel." board
member John Dick said '-i e
\ Lou that ainoe1 '"""
Representatives from si\
prominent Florida law\ firms.
most funiliar in the Ke.\s all


essentiall\ answ\eied ;;es" as
the\ 'ied for a potentially large
School Board contact during a
Tuesday\ meeting in Kei West.
No decision oi who to hire w\.is
made
The attorney would direCt
forensic accountant Richard
I-echter. w\ho the board hired
thiee week, ago to in\i:stigate
\what, if an\. of the district's 03
credit cards \were used illegal\


See SCHOOLS / 2


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2 Wednesday, April 15,2009


Keys News


PREDICTED TEMPERATURES


'This could open a lot of doors'


Keys briefs


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Forecast: Expect partly
cloudy skies with a slight
chance of showers.



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CUBA / From 1

Marina in the Lower I-Keys.
"If some of the folks in
Miami decide to head down by
boat, there's a good chance they
could stop here before they jump
off to make the crossing," Lark
said. "We're actually closer to
Cuba than to the Bahamas."
While Obama ordered federal
departments to "to take the need-
ed steps to lift all restrictions on
transactions related to the travel
of family members to Cuba,"
travel rules imposed by the Bush
Administration remain in place-
for the time being.
"It's still business as usual for
now," said Lt. j.g. Matthew
Meinhold U.S. Coast Guard
Sector Key West. "All the same
restrictions still apply. We're
still enforcing all the applicable
federal laws and regulations."
Boaters traveling to Cuba still
must obtain a permit from Coast
Guard headquarters in MIiami,
he said. -
"It's kind of unsure whether


boating [to Cuba] will pick up
-since the only changes will be
with Cuban Americans,"
Meinhold said. "We'll have to
wait and see."
The city of Marathon
launched its expansion of Boot
Key Marina in anticipation of
increasing boat traffic between
the Keys and Cuba.'
"Marathon needs to be look-
ing down the road. When Cuba
opens up, this is going to be the
best place to provision your
boat," Councilman, Don Vasil
has previously said. He's been
pushing to expand the city mari-
na with slips with Cuba in mind.
"After the last two years, we
need something good to hap-
pen," Bruce Popham, owner of
Marathon Boat Yard, said
Tuesday.
"This could open a lot of
doors," Popham said. "But since
the new changes seem to affect
mostly Cuban Americans, I
don't know how significant the
impact here will be."
Many U.S. boaters are eager
to make Cuba a regular cruising


destination, Lark and .Popham
said.
"Boaters like to go places on
the water, and Cuba is a beauti-
ful country with wonderfully
friendly people," said Lark, who
visited Cuba with a botanical
group last year.
"If the law expands to include
everybody, I expect it will have an
impact on our business," Lark
said. "I know a lot of locals would
love to take a ride over there."
If restrictions on travel to
Cuba expand to the general U.S.
-population, the Tourist
Development Council has a mar-
keting plan for that, Director
Harold Wheeler said.
But "Cuba is not yet ready for
tourism in a big way," Lark said.
"I'd hate to see them get over-
whelmed and lose what makes
Cuba special." The president's
plan would lift all restrictions on
visits by Americans to family.
members in Cuba. That means
there will be no limit on the fre-
quency of visits, previously
restricted to .once every three
years.


Lawsuits likely in future


SCHOOLS /From I

Concurrent investigations
now center on reported abuses
by former Adult Education
Coordinator Monique Acevedo,
who resigned March 3 after the
School District released records
showing she made thousands of
dollars worth of personal pur-
chases 6n her work credit card.
She's married to Superintendent
Randy Acevedo.
However, new allegations
have continually surfaced since
then including reports that
show a dozen purchases on
Monique Acevedo's credit card
match some expenditures listed
in Randy Acevedo's 2008 re-
election campaign expense
reports submitted to the
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Officials frbm the State
Attorney's Office, state Auditor
General's Office, Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement and other agencies
are also looking into cash miss-
ing from Key West High School
fundraisers that Monique
Acevedo organized, as well
accounts for adult education
classes she oversaw.


Fechter reported to the board
that investigators now believe
more than $100,000 could be
missing from cash-only fees col-
lected for adult cosmetology
classes.
Fechter is also investigating
possible abuses with plane ticket
and other travel reimbursements,
as well as allegations of a hostile
work environment created by
Randy Acevedo and his adminis-
trators.
Board members said law
enforcement would likely
address the worst violators,
while the board's hired attorney
and forensic auditor would build
cases against other employees
who may have violated policy or
turned a blind eye to the viola-
tions.
The attorney would specifi-
cally handle any lawsuits filed
against the district by employees
who are fired, or lawsuits filed
by the board to recover poten-
tially stolen money or property.
Board members will rank
each firm based on government
experience, availability, cost and
other factors and bring the rank-
ings to the next board meeting,
scheduled for April 21. District
staff will then negotiate a con-


tract with the top-ranked firm.
Hourly costs varied among
the firms from $225 to more
than $450 an hour, but board
members knew the costs would
likely be large as the firm inves-
tigates allegations of mis-
spending, theft and other abuses
that extend back several years.
The board took other actions
on Tuesday, including agreeing
to policy language that widely
defines the scope of a board-
hired permanent internal auditor-
as well as directing staff to begin
talks with headhunting firms to
find such a person.
Board member Steve
Pribramsky, a certified public
accountant, said. the internal
auditor would likely command a
salary between $135,000 and
$150,000.
The board also directed
finance staff to post online
records of credit card and pur-
chase order transactions for the
2006-07 school year. Those
were posted hours later, adding
to the finance records for the
2007-08 and 2008-09 years
already posted at www.monroe
.kl 2.fl.us/departments
/finance.asp.


Class of 1999
plans reunion

The Key West High
School Class of 1999 ill
hold its 10-year reunion on
June 19 and 20.
On June 19. alumni %xill
depart from the Histonc Ke%
\\West Seaport for a rwo-hour
cruise around Key West. The
official reunion party %ill
take place on June 20 at the
East Marnello Towers on
South Roosevelt Boule ard
from 7 to 10 p m. Go To www
.kwhs99.com to obtain
additional event information
and purchase tickets




The following Keys
beaches have advisories
against swimming:
Founders Park,
Islamorada.




Publisher
Wayne Markham and
Crane Point Hammock
horticulturist John
Henderson and volunteer
Woody Hodgkins on the
Marathon attraction's
Community Appreciation
Day that takes place
Sunday.
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Keys News


Wednesday, April 15,2009 3


Keys briefs


DeLoaches to lead
sea-critter program

Amy Slate's Amoray Dive
Resort in Key Largo hosts Anna
and Ned DeLoach's second annu-
al "Sea Critter" seminar from
May 29 through June 5.
The DeLoaches, who -are


authors and photographers, will
give presentations about reef fish
and creature identification, their
behaviors, and underwater envi-
ronmental concerns. Participants
go for daily two-tank dives on the
Amoray Diver and learn how to
do Reef Environmental Education
Foundation fish surveys.
REEF's Lad Adkins will pres-


ent information about lionfish, an
invasive marine species that has
invaded the waters of the eastern
U.S. Ken Nedimeyer will show
dive participants his coral farm,
how to plant corals and how to
reconstruct a reef.
For more information call
(800) 426-6729 or go to
www.amoray.com.


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Stuffed Pig co-owner Karen Dennis, along with her son Chris,-
shows a copy of her winning $350,000 lottery ticket. The
original is being kept in a safety deposit box until she travels to
Tallahassee to claim the money. Dennis will share in the
winnings with business partner Mike Cinque, the mayor of
Marathon.

Number checked twice


LOTTERY / From 1

have bought $10 worth of tickets
each week since the lottery's
inception in 1986. Voters author-'
ized the lottery through a state
constitutional amendment aimed
at enhancing public education.
"I remember when they first
started; they only had .an outlet in
Key West. I used to drive every-
.one's tickets. down every
Saturday afternoon," Dennis said.
She says she was following
her normal early Saturday mom-
ing routine she arrives to open
the restaurant around 2 a.m. -
when she realized the ticket was a
winner. She checks the numbers
when she takes a break from set-
ting up.
It was when she was all alone
there at the restaurant, in the wee
hours of the morning, she noticed
the numbers lined up. Not believ-
ing her eyes, Dennis says she
went to Publix later that morning
to verify the numbers' were cor-
rect.
"I checked to be sure," she
said, "I went to Publix and they
printed [the numbers] out."
Dennis said. she'll travel to
Tallahassee sometime in the next
week to claim the winnings. For
now, the ticket is being held in a


safety deposit box.
Dennis bought the winning
ticket at the Tom Thumb at 2565
Overseas Highway, across from
the Tranquility Bay .Resort in
Marathon. The $700,000 jackpot
will be shared with another
Naples-area winner.

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Paul Sammis, 70, pulled
another man from a submerged
SUV Monday morning and likely
saved his life. Sammis laughs and
says he did so because "it kwas
probably a senior moment."
Not quite, and the modest
Sammis knows so because he
immediately adds: "As you
know, we all live here, and we
help each other."
That he certainly did.
He was driving southbound on
U.S 1 in his Dodge pickup
around 11 a.m. Monday when the
GMC sport utility vehicle in front
of him, which was "kind of
weaving," went off the road and
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The Florida Highway Patrol
says the man at the wheel of the
SUV, Ronald Knowles, 60, of
Bradenton, fell asleep while driv-
ing. The FHP further says, rather
matter-of-factly, that Sammis
"dived in and brought driver back
to shore for EMS and police."
Knowles was taken to
Fishermen's Hospital in
Marathon, where he was treated.
"There were no heroics,"
Sammis says. "He's just a lucky
guy."
Sammis, a Big Pine resident,
says that when Knowles' SUV hit
the water, he immediately pulled
over and dove in. He swam to the
truck and started pulling
Knowles out.
"When I was dragging him
through the window, he said he
had an operation" on his knees.
That might explain falling asleep,
Sammis surmises: Maybe medica-
tion made Knowles, who couldn't
be reached for comment, tired.
Scary, Sammis says, because
"God knows he's younger than
me."
"By the time I got him up to
the embankment, the car did a
180," Sammis says. "I said, 'No
way, that's a shallow bridge.'"
He got a lot of phone calls
from friends following his hero-
ics. But not congratulatory calls.
"I was in standing on the shore,
all wet and in shorts," with lots of
cops around, he says. "They were
all saying, 'Paul, why were you
being arrested?'"

Keys briefs


Habitat for Humanity
hosts orientations

Habitat for Humanity of the
Upper Keys will hold three fam-
ily selection orientations for
those who may be eligible to own
one of five town homes slated to
be built at mile marker 99.
They're set for the Key Largo
Baptist Church fellowship hall
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 23,
noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 25
and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 30.
For further information, con-
tact Chad Duncan at 453-0050.





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Wednesday, April 15,2009


Ship weathers

its journey


By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

The *USS Vandenberg should
be somewhere off the coast of
South Carolina this morning in 3-
to 6-foot seas and in winds
between 17 and 25 mph. '
That's according to Matt
Strahan, meteorologist in charge
of the National Weather Service
in Key West.
Strahan and his staff are using
the Vandenberg move from
Norfolk, Va., down the East
Coast to the Keys as an experi-,
ment, of sorts, in providing
online, user-friendly video
weather updates. \
By going to the Weather
Service's Key West home page at
www.srh.noaa.govlkeyl and
clicking on "Vandenberg Weather
Briefing,'' you can view a 1.5-
minute video showing easy-to-
read graphic displays of where
the Vandenberg is 'on its way
down the coast, and what the
weather conditions are in that
area.
There's'a voiceover that reads
the conditions aloud as the video
plays.
"We're trying to start doing a
video weather briefing," Strahan
says.
Once the Vandenberg gets to


port at the Truman Waterfront, the
Key West weather office will pro-
duce briefings on wind and water
conditions and thunderstorm
activity using the decommissioned
military, ship, which is set to be
scuttled as an artificial reef six
miles off Key West, as a backdrop.
"We'll continue doing this
until it's sunk. If we get good
feedback, it may be something
we do all the time."
Strahan says the latest predic-
tions from. his office show the
Vandenberg getting to. Key West
.on Monday. There was some
speculation that it would be here
in time for the Taste of Key West
at the Truman Waterfront this
weekend, but "I don't think it'll
make it by then."
The arrival of the Vandenberg
is the culmination of a 13-year
effort to sink the ship as an artifi-
cial reef in about 140 feet of water.
Once it's here, it will. take
about a month to prep for scut-
tling. That includes final inspec-
tions, cutting.holes in the hull and
rigging for explosives.
Project organizers say the
scuttling should take place some-
time between May 20 and June 1.
The cost of the project is $8.6
million.


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Keys Opinion


Show some puppy love

for Marathon dog park

In the nation's capitol, the normally jaded press corps went ga-
ga over President Obama's newest addition to the White House.
Bo, in case you've been hiding in a remote cave for the last.
few days, is a Portuguese water dog and the new, official "First
Puppy."
This is a big deal in Washington, D.C., because it fulfills one
of Obama's promises made the 'night he won the Electoral
College vote and the presidency.
Only this promise was made to. his daughters, Sasha and Malia,
who apparently weren't all that keen to leave their Chicago
neighborhood and their school chums for new digs in D.C.
Television reports, newspaper accounts and the blogosphere
were filled Tuesday with background stories about how the
Obamas narrowed the choice and about the role that U.S.
Senator Edward Kennedy made in this doggie matchmaking.
Contrast that warm and fuzzy feeling with the sniping now
under way in Marathon, where dog lovers are finding them-
selves under attack over plans for a dog park adjacent to the
Rotary Children's Park on 75th Street oceanside.
Today's Keynoter carries two letters to the editor on the issue,
one from a Little Torch Key resident who worries ab6ut health
threats from canine distemper. A Marathon resident argues in
support of the doggie park, noting that "the people who care
about bringing their dogs to play and socialize also care a great
deal about the parks remaining safe and clean for everyone."
Supporters still have to raise money to pay for proper fencing
and sanitary bag dispensers so pet owners can pick up after
their pooches.
But these dog lovers have been working on this for nearly a
year and it seems a little late for the anti-dog park crowd to
keep stirring up things.
Bottom line, if the White House can accept a First Puppy, we
think the Rotary park can easily accommodate a well-planned
and fenced dog exercise area.

Better late than never

The stars must have been in some special alignment of late
after learning that Layton is finally, finally getting federal
sewer money promised back in 2001.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's office announced that the
mechanism to get the $800,000 sewer grant released by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finally in place. Of course,
she announced the money was coming in January of last year,
so the feds' check is only 15 months past due. Let's hope it
doesn't bounce.


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Trust in spouse is what led to scandal


EDITOR:
It is with great interest that I am following the
investigation into the School District's finances. I
would like to interject some information that
many of you do not know.
There is a disease that has infected America
and at a terrible cost. We all know about
Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers
Anonymous, but how many of us have heard of
the terrible disease that is and has been wrecking
many families called the credit card disease. It
can cause a spouse to lie, cheat and steal. The
victims of this disease cannot control themselves.
It is on a par of the other two diseases I men-
tioned and needs professional treatment. Money
magazine had a good article on the subject a
while back.
How many of us trust the person implicitly that
handles the household money with no questions
asked? I do and so many others do, too. Many of
us say to ourselves in most cases that if you can't
trust your spouse, then who can you trust.
Insofar to the credit card disease, I have seen
the terrible destruction it has done to two families
firsthand. I am not involved in the politics of
Monroe County. I have met the schools superin-
tendent and one School Board member once, and
only to say hello.
My greatest concern in all this is our school


children, nothing else. It makes no common
sense in my way of thinking for a person to run
for superintendent and do a very good job for our
children and do something stupid, as I have read.
What makes common sense to me is a person
putting in tremendous hours, traveling our 125-
mile [long] county, and leaving the household
expenses to someone he trusted implicitly.
Their combined income was sizeable enough to
not create much attention about new items being
brought to his attention. Furthermore, where was
the School Board all this time? It was not the
School Board that picked up this problem, it was
one of the district employees who noticed this
problem and then brought it to the School Board.
I find the School Board more guilty than the
superintendent. Is our School Board a rubber
stamp? You would think'random checking at least
was in order. I would reprimand the superintend-
ent for trusting his wife and reprimand the School
Board for its dereliction. The huge support for the
superintendent from the teachers and parents at
election time has to say something.
Last but not least, a bit 6f advice: If you are a
boss, you must not trust your spouse any longer
on the job. It may cost you your job.
Larry Bruno
Marathon


Planning panel should be free-thinking


EDITOR:
. As a former county planning commissioner, I
am pleased to see discussion about the appoint-
ment process for our Planning Commission, as I
agree that this issue needs to be addressed, albeit
in a.much broader sense than the dialogue now
taking place.
Respectfully, I must strongly disagree'with the
concept that the Planning Commission should
reflect the philosophy of the County Commission
and would maintain that the premise on which a
planning commission is predicated is such that it
should represent the public's viewpoint on plan-
ning issues. Indeed, planning commissions were
originally created specifically for the purpose of
insulating the planning process from political
influence.
To quote former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Louis Brandeis, "Since government is not an
exact science, prevailing public opinion concern-
ing the evils and the remedy is among the impor-
tant facts deserving consideration..."
The County Commission should take advan-
tage of the economic moratorium on develop-
ment and explore other successful models of
appointment during this time. For example, some
communities have an application process where-'
in interested applicants apply and the top candi-
dates are selected by the County Commission as
a whole. Other municipalities establish designat-
ed seats that provide for a representative cross
section of the public, thereby preventing the evo-
lution of a planning commission such as ours,
which is currently heavily weighted in favor of
development (two Realtors, a real estate attorney,
a builder and a property-rights activist).
By no means is my call for the County


Commission's re-evaluation of this process
intended to negatively reflect on the current plan-
ning commissioners who have invested time and
energy to do this role justice. I simply believe we
must seize this opportunity to ensure that the
appointment process is one we can be most con-
fidant will advance the objectives of a.fair and
unbiased Planning Commission.
Sherry Popham
Marathon

Editor's note: At its meeting today in Key
West, the County Commission will hear a
proposal from Commissioner Kim Wigington
about changing when planning commissioners
are appointed.



Letters of local interest are welcome, but
subject to editing and condensing. There is
a 400-word limit.
Letters thanking an individual are wel-
come. However. space does not permit
publication of thank-you letters consisting
of lists.
Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters
will not be published.
Include a daytime phone number
(which will not be published) where you
may be reached if there are questions
about your correspondence.
Send your letters to:
Mail: Editor. Keynoter. PO. Box 500158.
Marathon, FL 33050
E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com.
Fax: 743-6397.







Keys Opinion


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Health-wise, dog park's a bad idea


EDITOR:
In reference to Ryan McCarthy's
article, "Dog park boosters bite
back" (April 4), I would like to share
with your readers my opinion in the
controversy over. the proposed dog
park in Marathon. As a retired veteri-
narian who practiced companion ani-
mal medicine in Michigan for more
than 30 years, I think any dog park is
a bad idea.
Because people are social beings
and want to interact with one anoth-
er, they think a dog park would be a
great place for dogs to meet and get
to know one another. What they are
forgetting is that the No. 1 method
for transmission 6f animal disease,
particularly the oftentimes fatal dis-
eases of canine distemper and/or
parvo virus, is through-contact
between individuals. Rabies is trans-
mitted by contaminated saliva
through bite wounds from one
infected animal to another.
Who is going to check to see if all
the dogs going to the park are cur---
rent on their vaccinations?
Particularly their rabies vaccination?
.Remember, when you take your
dog in for boarding at a veterinary


clinic, animal hospital or a boarding
kennel, you must show proof of vac-
cination to prove your pet is current
on its vaccinations. The reason for
this is obvious: Without it, there will
be transmission of disease between
dogs.
So although we think it would be
great fun for dogs to intermingle at a
dog park, in my opinion, it is a bad
idea. No matter how.you try to run
it, some dogs will fight (and bite)
one another, all dogs will sniff and
lick one another, and excrement
deposited on the ground will be
sniffed and licked, too. Because of
this, transmission of canine disease
between dogs that use the park will
go up significantly.
If you want to exercise your dog,
good. But to keep your dog free
from infectious disease, keep it on a
leash and take it with you when you.
go for a walk or go jogging. Do not
let it rub noses or commingle with
other dogs. In other words, do not let
your dog off its leash anywhere -
particularly running loose at a dog
park.
Fred Zydeck
Little Torch Key


Dogs and children can co-exist


EDITOR:
" Since the Marathon City) Council
meeting on March 31, I have read
and heard a number of concerned
comments about the decision to build
a dog park on available land at the
Rotary Park. Unfortunately, many of
the comments are based on incorrect
information. As one who has been
involved in the dog park movement.
since last May, I'd like to share the
correct details and, hopefully,
address some of these concerns.
The dog park is not going to
replace the children's playground at
the Field of Dreams. There is ample
land between the restrooms and the
landscaping bordering the highway
that can be devoted to a fenced-in
area for the dog park.
Dogs will not be permitted to run
wild through the parking lot and
playground. Dog parks provide safe,
protected, fully fenced areas where
dogs can play off of their leashes.
Among the planned design features
is a double-gated entry. Owners will
be required to keep their dogs on
leashes from the parking lot until
they enter and close the first gate.
Only when they are within the entry
area, with the gate securely closed
behind them, will they release their
dogs.
They then open a second gate
from the entry area to the larger off-
leash area. This ensures that dogs


cannot run out of the park into the
parking lot or other surrounding
areas. This design is common to dog
parks across the country and is an
acknowledged safety feature for peo-
ple and dogs alike.
From the beginning, when a
group of citizens formed in support
of a dog park, we thoroughly
researched dog parks in person, via
the Internet, and in phone conversa-
tions with officials experienced with
such parks in their own communi-
ties. From the very first proposal we
presented to the City Council last
summer, it was abundantly clear that
we had done our homework. Our
information is solid. In addition to
design features and amenities, we
studied rules and "petiquette" and
included specific rules of conduct in
our proposals to the.city. People who
use the park will be required to fol-
low these rules for acceptable behav-
ior.
In our experience, the people who
care about bringing, their dogs to
play and socialize also care a great
deal about the parks remaining safe
and clean for everyone. This is not a
dogs vs. children debate. In
Marathon, as has been demonstrated
elsewhere, a dog park and a chil-
dren's playground can peacefully,
safely coexist.
Mary Stella
Marathon


Celebrate people in action


EDITOR:
This year, National Volunteer Week
is April 19 to 25. The theme is
Celebrate People In Action.
As an organization, the members of
the Mariners Hospital Auxiliary are in
constant action. This group of 185 gives
tirelessly of themselves whether it's
raising money at the annual steak fry,
helping our employees at bake sales,
selling wonderful item's in the hospital
gift shop, greeting visitors at the Tassell
Building or assisting our staff through-
out the hospital.


I'd like to take this opportunity to
thank the members of our auxiliary pub-
licly for everything they do at Mariners
and to celebrate all their action at the
hospital. As members of the Mariners
family, their vital contributions help to
make Mariners the exceptional hospital
it is'. We appreciate their generosity and
value their work.
Nelson Lazo
Chief executive officer
Mariners Hospital
Tavernier


Thank a hospital volunteer


EDITOR:
The Week of April 19 to 25 is the
36th annual National Volunteer Week.
On behalf of the administration, physi-
cians and staff of Fishermen's Hospital,
I would like to take this opportunity to
recognize and thank the 100 volunteers
that give their time to care for our
-patients.
Volunteers play a-special role in the
care of our patients. Their duties cover
a wide variety of skills and tasks,
whether it is assisting patients in the
admitting process, delivering newspa-
pers to patients and their families, or
assisting visitors with directions to vari-


ous departments.
National Volunteer Week is about
inspiring, recognizing 'and encouraging
people to seek ways to engage in their
community. Please give us a call at 743-
5533 if this type of community involve-
ment sounds rewarding to you. We are
always looking for new members.
I encourage everyone to thank these
volunteers who tirelessly share their
time and talent with those in need.
Kim Bass.ett
Chief executive officer
Fishermen's Hospital
Marathon


Sewer contractor needs to re-sod


EDITOR:
I have been impressed with the
prompt, professional work that Globetec
has completed on sewers in my Coco
Plum Drive neighborhood. The sewer
project will no doubts be an answer and
solution to many past issues. I do, how-
ever, have concerns about one particular
facet of the Globetec project. It seems
that the landscaping, particularly the re-
sodding of our lawns, has been done
inadequately, and with little or no
supervision.
It was our understanding that our
lawns were to be restored to their origi-
nal state; they have not. After calling
the Globetec main office in Deerfield
Beach, I was told that the re-sodding
and landscaping were subcontracted to
other companies. I was also directed to
call their Marathon field office.
During this conversation, I voiced
my concerns with the shoddy work and
sub-par quality of the new grass being
laid. This person took my name,
address, phone number and complaint,
and stated he would call me after he
looked into it; this was two weeks ago
and still no contact has been made.
Truckload upon truckload of Bahia


grass was delivered to our community,
not the original St. Augustine of which
our lawns were comprised. This sod,
with the appearance of straw, was then
laid over the areas of our lawns that
were disturbed by the sewer project.
These squares of sod were thrown down
on top of gravel, crushed limestone and
coral rock.
There was no raking, scutching or
grading done to make this new grass
blend with the original. The new grass
is brown, clumpy and very unattractive.
Presently we are unable to drive our
lawnmower across this area, much less
mow our lawn.
The owners' of the Royal Plum
Condo Association, as well as ouri
neighbors on Coco Plum Drive, would
like for this problem to be addressed.
We have taken pictures before, during
and after the construction process, and
are unsatisfied with the finished prod-
uct. We expected more from a reputable
company with such a lucrative contract.
J. Kevin Carte
Maintenance director
Royal Plum Condo Association
Marathon


Keynoter







8 Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Keys News


Fire damage estimated at $1.4 million


Four vessels
destroyed at
Keys Boat Works
By RYAN McCARTHY
rmccarthy@keynoter.com

The estimated dollar loss for
Saturday night's fire at Keys
Boat Works in Marathon is in:
$1.4 million for four boats, a
shed and electric gear, among


other things.
Still, owners Mike and
Sharon Bossert say they're
thankful to even be open for
business in the wake of the
blaze at the 4.5-acre yard,
which sits at Louisa and 39th
streets bayside.
"I'd like to say everyone
involved, especially the fire
department, we can't praise
them enough," Mike Bossert


Flames shoot
out from Keys
Boat Works
Saturday night
(left), and
among the
ruins in the
aftermath is
the 'Jakester'
(below), a
39-foot
Monroe. It
was among
four boats
destroyed.

Photo courtesy
SHERIFF'S OFFICE


said. "They were on the ball and
we're proud of them."
Marathon Assistant Fire
Marshal Adam Geaneas told the
Keynoter the fire began around
10 p.m. Saturday, apparently
aboard the Sand Piper, a 40-
foot Carver whose owner,
Massachusetts native Frank
Fournier, was out of town.
"The cause so far is a battery
charger that was on the [Sand
Piper] that shorted out and
caught the first boat on fire,"
Geaneas said.
Marathon Fire Rescue was
first on the scene, followed by
firefighters from Conch Key
(whose truck later broke down),
Big Pine, Layton and
Islamorada. Their combined
efforts stopped the fire from
spreading to other adjacent
boats and the upland part of the
yard.
Three men living on boats at
the yard Eric Myrel, Bobby


Hardy and Danny Lusignan -
first noticed the fire and
attempted to undo a line holding
the boat in place.
"They tried to untie it and


Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY

push it out of the shed into the
basin. They couldn't get to it
and by then the roof was burn-
ing," Mike Bossert said. The
large covered area in the rear of
the property is known as a "wet
shed." The roof and eight slips
in the shed area were damaged
in the fire.
The blaze then spread to two
adjacent boats on the water, as
well as a commercial fishing
boat on dry land.
Geaneas said he spent the
next day on site helping the
Bosserts and handling evidence
for the state fire marshal.
What's left of the Sand Piper
is on blocks at Keys Boat
Works.
Cleanup crews have been on
the scene since the night of the
fire, laying containment boom
to prevent fuel from spreading
in the water and cleaning up
other damage caused by the fire.


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Wednesday, April 15,2009 9


By KEVIN WADLOW
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com


Calls to give Florida Bay's
shallow-water flats more protec-
tion came with appeals for guar-
antees of boater access ,during an
Everglades National Park public
meeting Monday in Key Largo.'
Park Superintendent Dan
Kimball said he was gratified that
"voices for protecting resources
were heard" during public com-
ment on the park's new general
management plan, which is being
drafted.
"We really heed to work on
the [boating] access issue,"
- Kimball told the crowd of about
75 at the Key Largo Holiday Inn.
Fishing guides and recreation-
al anglers said creating pole-and-
troll zones on flats would help
improve fishing.
"Protect the crown jewels, the
really important places, but do it


in a way that preserves access,"
said Upper Keys -guide John
Kipp.
A pole-and-troll area, general-
ly in waters shallower than 2 feet,
would be require boaters to use a
"skiff -pole, paddle or electric
trolling motor.
That would be acceptable if
boats have navigation routes to
travel to the mainland at speed, or
enter popular fishing grounds,
speakers said.
Sandy Moret, a flats-fishing
instructor, said the so-called
Alternative E committee found
the park's alternative scenarios
"improved" over draft plans
released and later shelved in
2007.
But the proposals "fall dismal-
' ly. short of ensuring access to
anglers," Moret said.
. The Alternative E group
released its own 22-page recom-


mendation, which was endorsed
Monday by leaders of the Florida
Keys Fishing Guides Association
and the Marathon Guides
Association.
Among other suggestions, the
group urged the park to quickly
establish a test pole-and-troll
zone north of Tin Can Channel in
Snake Bight to gauge its effec-
tiveness.
Longtime Keys guides Hank
Brown and Tim Klein said flats
fishing has been harmed because
heedless boaters power through
shallows.
"Zipping through these zones
scares the heck out of the fish. It's
sad," Klein said. "I'm here to pro-
tect the fishery, and the fishing
will come back if we protect
these zones."
"Bonefish schools would
come in waves" at certain spots,
Brown said. "Now you're lucky
if you see a single bonefish.... If
people would cut their engines


off and pole, you'd be amazed at
what comes back."
"The common denominator is
lack of education or blatant disre-
gard," said Islamorada guide Mark,
Johnson. "We've got to police the
guys who should know better."
Guide Dave Denkert was,
among speakers who thought
pole-and-troll zones are "an
excellent idea," but said they
must be coupled with navigation
routes for flats boats. "Everybody
should be able to run [on plane]
from the Upper Keys to
Flamingo," he said.
Kipp said one draft proposal
apparently would close the
Crocodile Dragover, a favorite
route to Flamingo from the Upper
Keys. "That would .pretty much
be a wipeout for the guides of
Key Largo," he said.
Tab Burke, commodore of the
Florida Keys Fishing Guides
Association, said park staff
should work closely -with "the


most active senior guides" to des-
ignate protected areas and navi-
gable waters.
Charlie Causey, an Islamorada
angler and conservationist, said
he was pleased to see the park
working to accommodate
boaters, and groups "that had
great differences are coming to be
on the'same page.... I think we
can protect the resource while
keeping access to the fishery we
all enjoy."
- Everglades -National Park is
updating its management plan for
the first time in decades, and staff
says action is needed to protect
Florida Bay from propeller scar-
ring caused by an ever-growing
boating population.'
Three more South Florida
meetings were planned this week.
Written comments will be accept-
ed in writing until May 15. Park
staff will then review comments
and issue a draft recommendation
in 2010.


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A protester outside the Marine
Mammal Conservancy rehabili-
tation facility in Key Largo says
he was struck by a truck owned
by the organization Saturday.
"He lined up on me and tried
to hit me," said Russ Rector.
founder of the Dolphin Freedom
Foundation. "If I had not gotten
out of his way, he would have
struck me head on. It would have
-broken both my legs."
Rector was among a small
group of people protesting to has-
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dolphin captured off Key West on
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say was not sick and didn't need
to be rescued, is being housed at
the MMC site near mile marker
102. The protesters were not on
MMC property.
Rector said he was struck on
, the shoulder by the truck's mir-
L ror, leaving him "sore" on his
back, shoulder and neck. Rector
declined offers of treatment at the
scene, a Monroe County Sheriff's
Office deputy reported.
L Deputy Edwin Grove spent
* more than two hours at the scene
I speaking with witnesses.
The man accused of being the
truck driver denied he swerved at
the' group of dolphin-freedom
activists or struck Rector, accord-
ing to the Sheriff's Office report.
There was no sign damage to the
truck, Grove said.
Still, Karen Haddix of
Pompano Beach, who Was
attending the protest, said the
truck veered off the road and
nearly struck her. "It was so close
to running us down, it was ridicu-
lous," she said.
But lacking definitive witness
statements, Grove concluded, "I
do not believe that I had probable
cause" to make an arrest. He told
Rector to speak with the State
Attorney's Office about possible
charges.
"I definitely plan to speak
with the prosecuting attorney,"
Rector said. "We were doing
everything right, and were not
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Senate hopeful Meek stumps in Key West


By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com


U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a
Miami Democrat, was in Key
West on Saturday as part of his
statewide drive to qualify for
the 2010 U.S. Senate election
via petition.
Meek is aiming ,-for the
Senate seat held by Mel
Martinez, who is not running,
for a second six-year-term. To
qualify for the ballot by. peti-
tion, Meek needs to collect
112,476 signatures by March
2010. If he does and they're
certified valid, he would be the
first person to qualify for the
Senate ballot via petition.
If the petition method does-
n't work, he can qualify by pay-
ing a $10,000 fee.
"My mother was known for
being a grassroots campaigner.
I'm a grassroots campaigner,"
Meek told the Keynoter on the
Atlantic-facing porch 'of the
Southernmost House. "You
have to find a way to reach as
many Floridians as possible."
Meek now sits in the U.S.
House representing Florida's
17th congressional district. He


was elected in 2002, succeeding
his mother Carrie, who repre '
sented the district for 10 years.
Meek says he wants to make
the jump from the House to the
Senate so he can take a leader-
ship position for Florida. One
of the issues he intends to
address is climate change.
"We definitely need to move
on from this silliness that
there's no such thing as global
warming or climate change.
Florida should be leading the
nation as it relates to an elec-
torate and a congressional dele-
gation that would work together
to save this state."
Meek motioned to the water
line, about 150 feet away from
his seat on the porch at the
Southernmost House. "We
would be the first state under
water, literally."
Talk of environmental con-
cerns facing the Keys brought
up 2a topic that Martinez
addressed when he was in Key
West last week: The possibility
of Cuban oil exploration and
drilling.
"From what I understand,
there's not a lot of oil there in
the first place," Meek says, ref-


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work that has to be done."
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allow unlimited travel to Cuba
by Cuban-Americans with fam-
ily there, and to allow unlimited
monetary remittances to Cuban
family members.
As it stands now, a Cuban-
American can visit relatives in
Cuba just once a year and send
a maximum of $1,200 per year
per person to the communist
nation.
Monday, Meek said he sup-
ports curbing the amount of
money Cuban-Americans can
send .to their relatives because
the communist government
takes a 20 percent cut.
He said free-flowing remit-
tances would amount to "fur-
ther propping up a regime" that


suppresses human rights, free-
doms and personal mobility....
To have remittances meant for
family members in Cuba
siphoned off by the regime in
Havana would be a deep insult
to. Cuban Americans every-
where."

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By RYAN McCARTHY
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The city of Layton is finally
set to receive roughly $800,000
in sewer funding, thanks to-an
agreement with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers arranged by
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Monday, Layton officials
signed what's known as a proj-
ect cooperation agreement with
the Army Corps roughly five
years after the city installed its
$5.2 million central sewer sys-
tem. The agreement is essen-
tially a mechanism by which
stakeholders submit invoices
for payment to the Army Corps,
but it's meant to be established
before any work gets done.
That's where Ros-Lehtinen
came in. The congresswoman
had language included in the
Water Resources Development
Act of 2007 so Layton could be
paid after the fact.
Ros-Lehtinen was in Layton
Monday with Army Corps
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Jacksonville district, for the
signing of the agreement. A
phone message to a Ros-
Lehtinen aide was not returned
at press time.
"It required an act of
Congress for Layton to get this
because we started work before
this" agreement, says Skip
Haring, administrative assistant
to Mayor Norman Anderson.
He said the city was initially
awarded the funding four years
ago.
"When we elected to do our
[sewer system], the [Florida
Keys] Aqueduct Authority
agreed to design, build and
operate a sewer plant. But our
side was to provide the money
to do it," the same deal the
Aqueduct Authority has with
Monroe County, Haring said.
Haring said Layton ended up
borrowing money from the
Aqueduct Authority to com-
. plete the project, with the inten-
tion of using the $800,000 in
Army Corps funding, among
other grants, to reimburse them.
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In 2001, Congress author-
ized but didn't allocate -
$100 million in federal money
for sewers in the Keys.
Key Largo sewer district
Chairwoman Susan Hammaker
told the Keynoter that to date,
just shy of $8.8 million of that
has been doled out among Keys
entities. Another $2.4 million
has been approved for this fis-
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affordable health care to women
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Wednesday, April 15,2009


Con still

on the lam
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com

Stephen Coccarelli remained
on the lam at press time Tuesday
after walking away from the Big
Pine Road Prison last Thursday
afternoon..
An all-out manhunt is on for
the 38-year-old convict, who was
three years into a 10-year prison
term for robbery. Authorities say
he may be dangerous.
They say they- found
Coccarelli's blue prison uniform
on Big Pine,
indicating he
got a change
of clothes
after he
escaped. But
they wouldn't
say. if they
believe he had
COCCARELLI help in his get-
COCCARELL away.
Tracking dogs were brought
.in to follow any trail he may
have left but that trail appeared
cold late Tuesday.
Still, Jo Ellyn Rackleff, a
spokeswoman for the state
Department of Corrections says,
"We continue to believe
Coccarelli is in the area."
She says her agency is operat-
ing continuous road patrols, still
using tracking dogs and contin-
ues postirig flyers with a picture
of Coccarelli throughout the
area. The flyers have been placed
as far north as Florida City.
The day he escaped, there was
a report from Big Pine Liquors
on Overseas Highway that
Coccarelli stopped in and picked
up some beer. But store owner
Steve Miller told the Keynoter he
couldn't confirm that and that the
employee who.reported the sight-
ing has a "foggy" recollection.
The Key West Police
Department and the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office have
received three or four tips com-
bined on Coccarelli but none
panned out.
Coccarelli was serving, 10
years for a 2006 robbery in
Broward. It's his third stretch in
state prison. .
Since 1990, Coccarelli has-
been convicted of 47 felonies
including grand theft, burglary,
trafficking in stolen property and
being a convicted felon in pos-
session of a firearm.


55 illegal lobster seized


By KEVIN WADLOW -
Senior Staff Writer
kwadlow@keynoter.com

A Lower Keys commercial
fisherman was charged with pos-
sessing 55 out-of-season lobster
Sunday near Newfound Harbor.
The lobster, 38 of which were
listed as undersized, were seized
by Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission offi-
cers after inspecting the vessel.
Boat captain Rob Moore of
Middle Torch Key also was cited
for improper display of buoy
identification, and 'transferring
lobster traps in a closed season.


FWC Officers Seth Wingard
and Jill Izsak reported finding
the lobster hidden aboard the
boat, which they stopped as it
carried traps back to shore.
Lobster harvest ended March
31, and traps were required to be
out of the water within a few
days of the season's close, said
Officer Bobby Dube, an agency
spokesman.
"It's been a crazy week on the
water in South Florida," Dube
said.
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Larry Lauinger
L.:rr The Wrench LOuinger
4' of Big Pine Ke, died Apirl -
otfer O L-rT Illne-.:,
He w'. born i;rn .11-.higan ri and
meT.*:Ed t, the Ke.,. in 1082 He
ci'nred spending tirrie *irrth friends.
w'.Icrhng Eujrisets trc.rm the
water.; edge oan.i l.ring anything .
mechanical from carri.val rides
and heaov, r-nachiner, tI. cars.
He is sur'Lrvieed 0,' hiE parents
Jerome arind Clara L.auinger stiL-
ling~ ..-er rne Laouinqer FPh llii
While, Paul Louinger and Pal
Lauinger oil of Ponti.rc f.lich.
Carla Swert or jNorth Port Fla
anri Anna (Mart,', Baird anrd best
. fnerid Katie Rich of Big Pirne Ke.,'
A. mernoriol Serjice will be
held at Lord of the Seas Lutheran
Church or, Big Pine at noon April
19 Mernorial donations can be


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m.derlu to the Arnerican Cancer

Jacqueline Carpenter
Jocqueline C.rpernter 81. cf
Gaine.,dlie and form.erl, cI
Ta.ernier died April 6
she A.OD born in Chic agc and
raised in Alaborna She rnm,:.e.
to r.1i:irni in 19,J8 ond Iead in the
Harrn, Horri section of Tav''ernler
rrcrn 1962 tc 1980
She i sur. ...ed b', her husband
rt 6i -./ears Brioarn daughters
Linda (Garv) Hahn. vlargoroe
Keiter and Jonacy (Paul) Page:
arrid eight grandchildren seven
great-grandchildren one great-
great-grardchiid. three sisters.
one Orother and numerous auintS
co: jini nieces and nephew
A -eriice .vas planned for
A.pnril 10 in Gainesville.


Smart Car raffle
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The Unity of the Keys
Spiritual Center in Key West is
holding a raffle for a Smart Car
to raise money for renovations to
the church, 1011 Virginia St.
Tickets cost $50 each; only
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The drawing was originally
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Chocolate bucks the trend


Manager celebrates Sales are up
10 years with bank in Florid4 and
nationwide


Tom Lavender is cele-
brating his 10th anniversary
with First State Bank of the
Florida Keys, where he's -
worked as Merchant Service
sales manager since 1999.
Lavender, originally from
Iowa, now makes his home
in Key West. He is involved
with the Key West
Innkeepers Association,
Leadership Monroe County.
the Key West Chamber of
Commerce, the Key West
Business Guild and the Key
West Ambassadors Program.
Lavender is also a poll clerk
for the Monroe County
Supervisor of.Elections
office and volunteers at the
Tennessee Williams Theatre,
the Waterfront Playhouse
and for AIDS Help.

Marathon CPA gets
special credential

Larry Kendzior, a
Marathon-based certified
public account with the con-
sulting firm Conundrum
Consulting, was recently
awarded the Accredited in
Business Valuation (ABV)
Credential by the American
Institute of Certified Public
Accountants
The ABV Credential is
granted to qualified CPAs
with considerable profes-
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Consumers have cut back on
jewelry and designer handbag
splurges, but chocolate is one
indulgence that still has a place
in the budget.
During Passover and Easter
week, chocolate stores like the
Schakolad Chocolate Factory in
Davie in Broward County
reported that business was brisk.
"Chocolate is one of those
things that helps you get over the
bad economy," said Adriana
Schaked, co-owner, of
Schakolad, whose business is up
over last year. "It's comfort
food. It's an antioxidant.
Everyone needs to have some
sweet stuff in order to feel bet-
ter."
Schaked and'her daughter
Dafne Reich were. working
overtime this week to fill orders
for their hand-crafted chocolate
platters, chocolate seder plates
ariand chocolate bunnies.
Nationally, chocolate sales
for 2009 are expected to hit $17
billion, a 2 percent jump over
last year. The National
Confectioners Association pre-
dicts Easter candy sales will
reach $2 billion this year, up
from $1.846 billion in 2008.
Business is strong at the big,
candy makers like Hershey,
Nestle and Cadbury, all of
which saw double-digit jumps
in profits for 2008'.
"We rarely have huge spikes
or declines regardless of what's
going on with -the economy,"
said Susan Fussell, spokes-
woman for the National
Confectioners Association.
"Candy -is such a part of our
lives in so many ways. There
are traditions and customers in
the United States that revolve
around candy."
Jan Lendi, owner of Jan's
Homemade Candies in
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, had a
customer come in last week
whose husband had been laid
off but she still wanted an
Easter bunny for him and her
kids. Lendi gave her a discount.
Demand for Easter candy has
been much better than Lencdi


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You can't cut the chocolate bunnies out of the picture. The big
chocolate makers saw. double-digit increases in
profits in 2008, and this Easter/Passover was expected to be
stronger than last year's.


expected and an improvement
over Valentine's and Christmas.
There is precedent for the
success of candy businesses
during difficult economic times.
Even. during the Great
Depression, candy companies
thrived, introducing a number
of confections that remain pop-
ular today. Snickers, Mars and
Three Musketeers bars all have
their roots in the early 1930s.
But the chocolate business
isn't recession-proof. "In gener-
al, it's not going to do as bad as
other categories," said Marcia
Mogelonsky, senior research
analyst with Mintel, a consumer
market research firm. "It's
recession resistant. It's just not
an affordable luxury as often as
it used to be." .
There are signs that some
consumers may be "trading
down" on chocolate and turning
from premium products to
mass-market brands. Sales of
mass-merchandise gourmet
chocolates were up 25 percent
in 2008, according to the
National Confectioners
Association.
That jump reflects the con-
tinued growth in business for
brands like Ghirardelli and
Lindt, which you can now find
everywhere from Wal-Mart to
Publix.


"We are the premium brand
for self-consumption; people
buy it to eat for themselves, not
as a gift to impress others," said
Fabrizio Parini, senior vice,
president of Ghirardelli, where
2009 sales are up single digits
after years of growing at more
than 25 percent a year.
"People are not going to give.
up quality for a recession.
They're just hunting for better
prices."
Independent and national
chocolatiers are trying to meet
that demand, for affordable
prices by offering consumers
more options.
At Palm Beach Confections,
owner Ted Soch tried to offer
more lower-priced Easter bas-
kets this year and also sold indi-
vidual items so customers could
buy chocolate pieces to build
their own basket.
"I don't want them to walk
away saying, 'It's too expen-
sive. I can't buy it,' "said Soch,
whose four stores in Broward
and Palm Beach Counties have
seen a 14 percent sales decline
compared to last year.
Godiva is using a similar
strategy, introducing lower-
priced chocolates for Easter like
chocolate flower lollipops for
$11. and a new Chocoiste Pearl
Carrot for $8.


Stacy Shippe and Patrick
McCarthy are co-owners
of the boat yard.

Outta

The Blue

Coco Plum Drive
Marathon
Most people with a boat
know a thing or two about
fixing them it sort of
comes wqth the temtory.
But just because you
know howv to fix it. or paint
it. or scrape .it, doesn't mean
you have a place to do the
% ork. Stacy Shippe. co-
owner of Marathon's Ourta
The Blue Marina, sa.s her
business is proud to be a "do-
it-yourself boat yard."
Customers rent a space at
the yard and in exchange are
allowed to buy their own
parts and work on their own
boats. Shippe says the 'ard
has accommodated boats as
large as 46 feet, using a 60-
ton Tarm lift.
"We used to be the only
one, but some other places
are doing it." Shippe says.
Shippe also runs Into The
Blue Boat Rentals from her
Coco Plum Dnve location
Into The Blue has 20- and
22-foot.Triumphs for rent
Shippe also has 400 feet
of dock space available for
rent. Ourna The Blue is open
from 8 a m. until 5 p.m.
Monday) through Fnday.
Weekends are available bN
appointment.
For more information, call
289-0285 or % isit Ouna The
Blue at 50 Coco Plum Drive.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
KEYNOTER


Keys Living


Keys briefs


DeMott talks palms
Thursday evening

The Big Pine Key
Botanical Society holds its
final meeting of the season on
Thursday at 7-30 p.m. at Lord
of the Seas Lutheran Church.
Ke\ Deer Boulevard. Big
Pine KeN.
The speaker will be John
DeMott, owner of Redland
Nursery in Homestead. He's
an officer in the South Flonda
Palm Society and an a\ id col-
lector of palms and cwcads.
He will bring plants for auc-
tion
M The session is free. For
more information, call
NMaryann at 872-5782.

Love chocolate?
Help Willie Wonka

The Cancer Foundation of
the Florida Keys is looking
for sponsors and contributions '
for its seventh annual Willie
Wonka Chocolate Festival, to
be held April 26 at the
Southernmost House in Ke\
West.
Organizers are asking for
donations of any chocolate
items and paper goods, and
also are looking for \olun- .
teers to help serve the masses.
To help, call Doria Goodrich
at First State Bank at 293-
7104.
The Cancer Foundation of
the Florida Keys provides
monetary help to local cancer
patients in need to paN house-
hold expenses 'while they'
undergo treatment.

New Bible study
group has formed

Where ate we in God's
tmetable" What is the
church's responsibility to the
%world? Can you really be sure
what is right'? Is there hope?
Those are among the top-
ics addressed e er\
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Marathon Church of God and
presented b\ Will Mizelle.
For more information, call
743-6307.


Eco-Mariner launches from Keys


Comprehensive education program
aims to protect Florida Bay seagrass


Keynoter Staff


The National Parks
Conservation As-sociation's
Eco-Mariner program long
in the planning and now about
to be put in place is
launched next week to cele-
brate Earth Day in Islamorada.
The concept behind Eco-
Mariner, an online boater edu-
cation course that's considered
a key part of what will be a
,new Everglades National Park
management plan; is simple:
Make boaters aware of why
Florida Bay is so important to
South Florida's ecosystem,
and teach them how to have
the least impact on .that
ecosystem.
It's to be interactive learn-
ing through video, audio and
animation. Individuals could
take the classes alone, or there
could be courses given in
classroom settings or other
area's where several people
could participate.
Protecting seagrass -
essential nursing grounds for
all kinds of backcountry. fish
species is the No. 1 goal.
Through the voluntary Eco-
Mariner, the National Parks
Conservation Association
hopes to teach why the habitat
is important, boating and fish-
ing techniques that offer the
least impact to seagrass, and
show the economic impor-
tance of the habitat to the
Keys.
Rob Clift, a senior marine
outreach, coordinator for the
association who's based in
Tavernier, wrote to the
Keynoter that Eco-Mariner
"teaches necessary Florida
Bay boating skills like poling
a flats boat, and resource pro-
tection skills such as proper
catch-and-release methods."
He says multiple local
angling, paddling, boating,
business, government and
conservation organizations
endorse it as an essential tool
for Florida Bay boaters.
So on April 22 Earth
Day Eco-Mariner is
unveiled at the Green Turtle
Hammock, mile marker 81.2,


with a full day of events.
The actual first-ever Eco-
Mariner course will be offered
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then an
official Green Turtle
Hammock ribbon-cutting cer-
emony will take place fol-
lowed by guided boat tours of
Florida Bay.
From 10:30 to. lla.m., a
play group for kids ages 1 to 5
is led by Sea Science.
More guided boat tours of
the bay take place from 11
a.m'. to noon, along with guid-
ed tours of the hammock
itself.
From noon to 1 p.m.,
Audubon's Jerry Lorenz gives
a lecture titled "Good Bug,
Bad Bug," and Kim Gabel,
horticulture agent with the
Monroe County Cooperative
Extension Service, speaks on
the benefits and drawbacks of
specific insects found in our
native habitat. Then more
kayak tours of the bay follow
from 1 to 3 p.m.
All participants must sign
up for activities at the Russell
Cottage on the site. Boat and
kayak tours depart from the
main house dock. Space is
limited and on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Refiesh-
ments will. be provided. -

Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda State Park,
mile marker 36.8, is hosting
its 14th annual Earth Day cel-
ebration on Saturday from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Live music will be provided
by C.W. Colt and the Key
West High Schobol Steel Pan
Band. Hot dogs, sloppy Joes
and all the fixings will be pre-
pared by the Big Pine Moose
Lodge for a donation.
Save-A-Turtle will co-host
the event and have several
activities and display booths.
It will be selling raffle tickets
for two tickets aboard the
Yankee Freedom to Fort
Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas,
as well as many other prizes.
Face painting, a sand sculp-
ture contest, puppet shows and
games will delight the kids.
There will also be environ-
mental exhibits, craft booths,


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Photo courtesy MIAMI HERALD
This kind of prop scar in 'Everglades National Park is
precisely what Eco-Mariner aims to prevent.


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marine-life touch tanks and
free vessel safety checks by
the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary. The Community
Blood Centers of South
Florida's bloodmobile will be
at the park from 10 a.m. to 4


A roseate spoonbill
flies from the
shallows of Snake
Bight in Florida Bay
in Everglades
National Park.

Photo by JOE RIMKUS JR./
MIAMI HERALD


p.m.
Admission to the park is
free and there will be a free
shuttle provided by the Pigeon
Key Foundation from
Sandspur Beach to the event
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.






Keys Living


Wednesday, April 15, 2009 17


Keys briefs


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Animal Farm
alters schedule

The Monroe County Sheriff's
Office Animal Farm has altered
its schedule for May. Instead of
being open 'the second- and
fourth, Sunday as it is every
month, in May, it will be open
only for Mother's Day on May
10. The regular schedule will
resume in June. Hours are 1- to 3
p.m.

Music in the Park
takes place Sunday

Linda Lee Byars Music pres-
ents Middle Keys Music in the
Park every third Sunday of the
month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the
Marathon Community Park.
Bring chairs or blankets.
This Sunday, Joe Mama,
Byars and other local musicians
play country, classical, gospel,
pop and more. On May 17, kids'
music is featured. Then on June
21, Marathon's Got Talent is
planned.

Free diabetes
program planned

The Pirate Wellness Center on
Cudjoe Key is teaming with the
Area Health Education Center to
present a free diabetes education
program at Pirate Wellness on
April 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. For
specifics, call 744-3448.

Library group
focuses on 'Grace'

The Marathon Library Book
Discussion Group next meets at
the Marathon library at 10 a.m.
May 1 to discuss the novel
"Alias Grace" by Margaret


Atwood.
Here's how www.amazon
.com describes the book: "In
1843, a 16-year-old Canadian
housemaid named Grace Marks
was tried for the murder of her
employer and his mistress. The
sensationalistic trial made head-
lines throughout the world, and
the jury delivered a guilty ver-
dict. Yet opinion remained
fiercely divided about Marks -
was she a spumed woman who
had taken out her rage on two
innocent victims, or was she an
unwilling victim herself, caught
up in a crime she was too young
to understand?"

Vintners' Dinner
benefits AIDS Help

AIDS Help's annual dining
extravaganza, the llth annual
Vintners' Dinner, is scheduled
for Sunday at the Casa Marina
Resort in Key West.
William Welch's three-pan-
eled artwork, "Golden Dawn at
Giverny," an oil, will be auc-
tioned. It was showcased in the
U.S. Embassy in Moscow for
two years..
Tickets for the seven-course
dinner, which is followed on
April 20 by the 14th annual
Taste of Key West, are available
by calling Pam.DeMala at 296-
6196.

Green teachers
to be recognized

The Monroe County
Environmental. Education
Advisory Council has opened
nominations for its seventh
annual Environmental
Education Teacher Award for
Keys.teachers.
Those eligible must hold a
state teaching certificate and


teach in a Monroe County
school, private or public. The
award honors outstanding teach-
ers who are environmental edu-
cators and/or use the environ-
ment as an integral part of their
students' learning.
One teacher each from grades
kindergarten through five," and
six through 12 will, be selected.
Anyone can nominate a
teacher. The following informa-
tion must be included: Name of
the teacher to be nominated,
name of his or her school and
grade taught, and a brief summa-
ry stating why the teacher
deserves the award.
E-mail nominations to Helen
Crockett at tpbal@bellsouth.net
or mail them to Monroe County
Environmental "Education
Advisory Council, Attn: EE
Teacher of the Year Award, P.O.
Box 431656, Big Pine Key, FL
33043. Nominations must be
postmarked by May 4.
A panel from the Monroe
County Environmental Advisory
Council will choose the winners,
whose names will be announced
in June.

Orchid Society
meets at Martello

The Key West Orchid
Society's next meeting is set for
2 p.m. Sunday at the West
Martello Gardens at Higgs


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KEYNOTER


Keys Sports & Outdoors


Keys briefs


KCB kids fishing
tourney returns

The cities of Key
Colony Beach and
Marathon in cooperation
with the Key Colony
Beach Police Department
are hosting their third
annual Key Colony Beach
.Kids Fishing Derby on
June 16.
Entry is limited to 80
kids. ages 6 to 14 who live
in Marathon or Key
Colony Beach.
Registration forms are.
available at Key Colony'
Beach City Hall.
The day is a half day of
fishing at the reef; all fish
must be caught by hook
and line. An awards cere-
mony and lunch will fol-
low fishing.
Twenty parent volun-
teers arc needed to accom-
pany the kids.
Any questions, call Key
Colony Police Officer Kris
DiGiovanni at 289-1212,
Ext. 2.

Torch Run
is Thursday

Representatives from
various Keys law enforce-
ment agencies will take
part Thursday in the 2009
Law Enforcement Torch
Run for Special Olympics.
The run starts from the
Monroe County Sheriff's
Office headquarters on
Stock Island, stops at vari-
ous places in Key West.
then ends at Mallory
Square. It starts at 8:30
a. nm.
The run pace will be
- slow (no faster than 10-
minute miles). Support
vehicles w ill accompany
the runners. Event T-shirts
and tank tops will be avail-
able for $12.
Those who want o par-
ticipate can contact Jim
Painter at the Sheriff's
Office at 292-7027 or
Florida Department of La%\
Enforcement Special Agent
Jeff Hutcheon at 292-7022.


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Grube


wins


again


Earth Day 5K
time of 20:48
tops women
Laure Grube of Marathon
made it two in a row on
Saturday when she won the
women's division in the 13th
annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk
in Key West.
Grube, 45, ran the race in 20
minutes, 48 seconds. Her victo-
ry came a week after the Turtle
Trot 5K, also in Key West. In
that Aug. 4 race, Grube topped
all women with a time of 20:34.
* The overall Earth Day 5K
winner was Matthew Novack of
Delray Beach. The 39-year-old
ran to victory with a time of
18:15.
Following are the top three
winners by age division.' For
complete results, go to
www.KeysNet.com/sports.


Female-
10 and under: 1, Jane
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 27:37;
2, Nicole Matysik, Key .West,
32:28.
-4 11 to 14: 1, Priscilla
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 22:59;
2, Kylee Rullo, Cape Coral,
27:52; 3, Regan Durkin,
Marathon, 28:13.
*.15 to 19: 1, Alyssa Sawyer,
Key West, 23:27; 2, Jayci Hall,
Key West, 23:37; 3, Marina
Wiatt, Marathon, 27:25.
20 to 29: 1, Leslie
Leemgaven, Walled Lake,
Mich., 22:07; 2, Bonnie Wood,
Key West, 22:58; 3, Deborah
Hindsley, Key West, 25:44.
30 to 39: 1, Rachel
Baillargeon, Cudjoe Key, 24:16;
2, Katie Keier, Key West, 25:35;
3.
40 to 49: 1, Josette
Goodroe, Key West, 23:10; 2,
Sari Chapman, Clarksville, Md.,
28:01; 3, Taz Davis, Key West,
28:50.
- 50 to 59: 1, Gayle Grant,
Mount Pleasant, Mich., 27:21;


See EARTH DAY 5K / 20


Van Staden


survives Mitchell


Key West boxer
stops a rock
in the Sun Dome
By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor

Key West boxer Danny Van
Staden had been told before his
fight last Friday night against the
more experienced Henry Mitchell
to not expect to knock him down
because he was too tough.
In 18 pro fights, Mitchell had
never hit the canvas. '
So with the boos that had
greeted him from more than 3,000
fans still ringing in his ears, Van


Staden dropped crowd-favorite
Mitchell with a right hook to the
body in the first minute of their
four-round light-welterweight
bout at the University of South
Florida Sun Dome in Tampa.
Then in the second round, he
knocked him down 'again with a
straight left. Wobbly, Mitchell got
up again then showed his
toughness.
"He caught me in the body,"
Van Staden said. "I couldn't
breathe. I was done, drained."
But knowing that Mitchell had
to knock him out to win, Van
Staden persevered. "I just leaned
on him in the third round, and the
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fourth round got a little bit better,"
he said.
Although Mitchell won the
last tw6 rounds, the 32-year-old
Van Staden escaped with the deci-
sion, 38-36, and improved his
record to 8-4" Mitchell fell to 8-
10.
Ranked 1,400th in the world
three years ago, Van Staden, who
is managed by Si Stem, is now in
the top 300. In two months, he
anticipates moving up to a six-
round fight.
"I always have dreamed of
being a champion," he said. "I
know my age is against me, but
you never know. I want to go as
far as I can."


BETTER GET
MAKO: Check
out the size of this
monster mako
shark 656
pounds and 10
feet, 6 inches
long. These are
the guys that
landed it, Capt.
Greg Sheretz (left)
of Calcutta -
Charters and his
angler, Joe
Merritt, fishing in
the Key West
Fishing
Tournament, a
seven-month
marathon. Check
out the whole
story of how the
pair'got this baby
onto the boat
and to the dock
at www.Keys
Net.com/fishing.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


By DICK WAGNER
Keynoter Contributor
The Key West High School
track and tennis teams will be in
Miami today for District 16-2A
competition.
A host of track athletes are
expected to move on to the
regional meet, but the .tennis.
players likely face the end of their
season.
Last season, 15 Conch boys
and five girls advancedat the dis-
trict track meet by finishing in the
top four in their events. "I expect
at least that," said coach David
Perkins.


Time is running out to register
for the Battle in the Bay Dragon
Boat Festival in Marathon in
May.
The deadline to sign up is
April 25.
Team coordinator Parlin
Meyer is maintaining a paddlers'
pool, a listing of people looking
to join a dragon boat team. Teams
that 'are short the required 24
members for a crew can tap into
the paddlers' pool and complete
their rosters. Currently there are
more than 20 people ready to go.
Entering the pool is easy. Call
766-1053 or send an e-mail to


-Perkins figures the Conchs
will finish third in today's meet at
Belen Jesuit, behind Belen and
Ransom Everglades. "'All three of
our relay teams should get
through," he said.
The Conchs will be led by jun-
ior Phillip Young, who is ranked
first in the state in the triple jump.
Young is also a talented hurdler
and he anchors the 4x400-meter
team.
Perkins also expects strong
performances from Clive
Georges in the 400 and Cory
Rogers and Kevin Pribramsky in
the discuss throw. Sophomore
Brittany Wagoner is expected to


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vide your contact information.
The benefits of early team regis-
tration include first dibs on the
paddlers' pool and first choice of
practice times being held May 2
through May 8. Race day is May
9 off Sombrero Beach in
Marathon.
Teams are encouraged to raise
money by getting pledges to give
to nonprofits.
For additional information
about Battle in the Bay Dragon
Boat Festival, go to www.
battleintliebay.org.


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advance in the pole vault, and
could also finish in the top four in
the high jump and long jump.
Meanwhile, the tennis team's
outlook today at Tropical Park is
not promising. "I don't see us
having a chance," said coach Paul
Findlay. "We might be fourth or
fifth."
The Conchs are in their usual
predicament of having to com-
pete against private schools such
as Gulliver Prep and La Salle,
whose players are on the courts
all year round.
Junior Nick Scammacca will
play No. 1 boys singles, with-jun-
ior Justin Tomita at No. 2, senior
Terry Williams at No. 3, sopho-
more Ben Thiesen at No. 4 and


sophomore Cole Matarazzo at freshman Bridgit Behmke at No.
No. 5. 3, sophomore Alicia Garcia at
Senior Gabby Scammacca No. 4 and junior Raquel Stockton
will lead the Conch girls, with at No. 5.
sophomore Rae Lark at No. 2,
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Keys SDorts & Outdoors


Road race
goes entire
length of Keys
Racers are to run across as
Many as 40 bridges and
Through the Florida Keys
island chain beside the
Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay
and Gulf of Mexico during the
second annual Keys Ultra-
Marathons set for May 17.
Racers can .choose from
three competitions on a route
stretching down the Keys'
renowned Overseas Highway:
a 100-mile individual race
from Key Largo to Key West,
a 50-mile individual race from
Marathon to Key West 'and a
. 100-mile team relay .race from
Key Largo to. Key West. All
races are to end at the same.
finish line at the south end of
Key West's Smathers Beach.


Organizers expect more
than 200 runners to compete
along the scenic course -
more than twice as many as
the inaugural event in 2008.
"The buzz about the race
has been very positive, and
will translate to a lot of fun for
the racers with the ,additional
competition," said race direc-
tor Bob Becker. "We have
many states represented
already, and a runner from
England too."
The 100-mile individual
and team relay races are to
begin at 6 a.m. Saturday on
the sidewalk at approximately
mile marker 101 oceanside in
Key Largo. The 50-mile ultra
is to begin at 10 'a.m. at mile
marker 51 across from Leigh
Anne's Coffee House in
Marathon.
At least half the race is to


be run on sidewalks and serv-
ice lanes, with the remainder
run facing traffic on wide road
shoulders.
The Keys Ultras team relay
is designed for teams of up to
six runners covering the 100
miles. Teams can be all male,
all female or co-ed.
Racers must check in at-
designated stations along the
route and cross the finish line
by noon Sunday, May 17. A
social and awards ceremony is
set for 4 p.m. Sunday at
Dante's of Key West, located
at Conch Harbor Marina, 955
Caroline St.
The registration fee for the
100-mile individual race is
$200, with a fee of $150 for
the 50-mile individual race.
The relay is $600 per team.
Participants must register
by May 6. Registration infor-
mation can be found at
www.keysl O00.com.


Dozens turn out


EARTH DAY 5K / From 18

2, Edie Kehoe, Sugarloaf Key,
30:13; 3, Lizzette Ramos, Big
Pine Key, 34:51.
60 to 69: 1, Haley Herriott,
Key West, 27:41.
70 and over: 1, Ann
Rawnsley, Marathon, 33:47.
Male
10 and under: 1, Finnian
Valle, Key West, 25:12; 2, Jett
Valle, Key West, 32:25; 3,
Everett Vale, Black Mountain,
N.C., 48:56.
11 to 14: 1, Riley Durkin,
Marathon, 21:47; 2, Billy
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 21:55;
3, J.P. Martin, Cudjoe Key,
24:05.
15 to 19: 1, Jozef Roman,
Key West, 18:27; 2, Justin
Hamilton, Key West, 21:29; 3,
Steven Jones, Key West, 25:57.
+ 20 to 29: 1, Adam Wood,


Key West, 19:43; 2, Joige
Mendez, Key West, 21:26; 3,
Scott Chilko, Key West, 23:41.
30 to 39: 1, Agustin Puac,
Key West, 18:31; 2, Timothy
Faucette, Key West, 20:25; 3,
Jason Pavlica, Key West, 20:36.
+ 40 to 49: 1, .Donnie
Chapman, Clarksville, Md.,
20:37; 2, John Gabinelli, East
Brunswick, N.J., 21:58; 3, Mike
Behmke, Key West, 23:43.
50 to 59: 1, Hugo Cortes,
Tavernier, 21:17; 2, Adrian
Hayday, Key West, 21:42; 3,
Ashley Griffith, Key West,
22:11.
60 to 69: 1, Richard Witte,
Watertown, Wis., 25:39; 2,
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Wednesday, April 15,2009
KEYNOTER EM


Kids can learn
to fish for free

Teaching children a
lifelong hobby, instilling
an appreciation for our
marine environment and
providing a fun, family
outing are the objectives
of the Florida Keys Kids
Fishing Clinic.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Reef Light
Tackle. Boy Scouts Sea
Base and the Sport Fish
Restoration Program pres-
ent the free clinic for chil-
dren ages 4 to 16 on May
2 at the Brinton
Environmental Center on
Summerland Key.
Registration will be-from
9 a.m. to noon
The free event will
enable young people to
learn the basics of fishing
ethics, angling skills and
safety. In addition, envi-
ronmental display s will
provide participants with a
unique chance to experi-
ence Florida's marine life
firsthand.
But the main objective
is to create responsible
marine resource stewards
by teaching children about
the vulnerability of
Florida's marine ecosys-
tems.
Fishing equipment and
bait w ill be supplied for'
children to use during the
clinic, but those who own
tackle are encouraged to
bring it. A limited number
of rods and reels %will be
given away to participants
upon completion of the-
clinic
If conditions allow, par-
ticipants will have the
opportunity to practice
their new skills and fish
from the marina in a photo
catih-and-release event.
And'all participants must
be accompanied by an
adult.
Individuals or compa-
nies interested in helping
sponsor the event or vol-
unteering at the clinic
should contact Mary
Thomas at 872-7679 or
Gus Cancro with the FWC
at (850) 488-6058.


Al Hague (left) of
Marathon and
Jim Cox of
Wyoming caught
-. these beauties,
20-pound and
35-pound
dolphins; while
trolling in abouf
S600 feet of water
south of
Sombrero Light.
Along for the trip
,on the'Norma J'
F _- was Cox's
wife Norma.


You really can have it all


Here is your.
plan to fill'
the entire day

Here we are in the middle of
April with the dolphin action just
starting to get good, along with
the tarpon. It's hard to ,decide
which way to go for big the fish.
The thing is, you might not have
the best luck going after them.
The smaller fish can be the
best catches to cook. And this is
the time that the snapper are
moving from .the bay waters
toward the reefto spawn. There's
also a good influx of large yel-
lowtail along the reef line doing
the same.
So what to target when leav-
ing the dock? If you're anything
like me, go for it all. There's a
way to do this; it just depends on
your stamina.'
After growing up here and
fishing these waters all ofmy life,
it would be simple to say I was
tired of it. But there's nothing fur-
ther from the truth. I love to fish
and anyone that knows me is
'aware of that. My biggest prob-
lem is knowing when to quit. A
20-hour fishing day is common
for me. If this isn't for you, try the
following to cover it all.
If you are an early riser,
head to the bridge with either
some mullet or pinfish and hit the
tarpon action at sunrise, then
head offshore for the early dol-
phin action. If that's successful or
it's .apparent there isn't much
going on in this venue, head to
the reef for some mangrove or
yellowtail fishing. Don't pass up


the late'
C action just
off the reef
if the birds
are work-
ing for dol-
'h" phin or
wahoo.
.- If
:. you don't
4 like to get
reef oH C eg o t n g
going
early, head
offshore
Dave Navarro first (say,
around 10
a.m. or so) and see what the dol-
phin are doing. If they're not.
doing much, come back to the
reef or Hawk Channel for some
almost-guaranteed dinner fish
and then head to your favorite
bridge channel for the tarpon --
with a quick stop at the dock for a
mullet delivery from your
favorite supplier (this can be
arranged by phone either the day
in advance or even by cell phone
on the water that day).
Fish the bridge chatinels for
tarpon when you get out for an
hour or two, head into the bay for
some snapper and grouper action,
load up on pinfish while you are
there,' and return to the bridge
channels in the afternoon for the
late bite of tarpon; you can do the
same thing by going to the reef
except for finding the pinfish. If
you Work the reef, it's advisable
to have mullet or pinfish ordered
for your evening tarpon fishing.
Add on to any of these plans
the evening fishing on the reef for
the really good snapper bite, and
you'll have to do some serious
explaining to any non-fishing


spouse. But what the heck? This
is why you're fishing this time of
year anyway. After all, this is why
Congress passed Daylight Saving
Time, anyway, so we could fish
longer, right?
It's all available this time of
year and it's a sin not to take
advantage of all of the opportuni-
ties available to us.
What I'm attempting to get
across is that just about every-
thing is available right now and if
you don't take advantage of at
least most of it, you'll be missing
out. If you don't think I'm telling
the truth, just try to get some
service work from a technician
that owns a boat. Odds are, they
may be 'delayed on "another job"'
(they didn't say that that other job
was on the water, did they?).

Tarpon time
A reminder: Both the Ladies
and International tarpon tourna-
ments are coming to the Middle
Keys.
On April 30, the 43rd annual
Marathon International Tarpon
Tournament wilJ kick off for
three evenings of fishing; the
Ladies will have their turn on
May 9 and 10 with the 33rd annu-
al Ladies Tarpon Tournament.
Anglers in both events fish for
tarpon on 12- and 30-pound test
open to everyone. We have infor-
mation on both events at the store
or by calling 743-6139.

Capt. Dave Navarro owns the
World Class Angler at 3740
Overseas Highway in Marathon
and captains the charter boat
'Dave's Dream.'


April 23 to 25: Big
Bo s Off-Shore Charit)
Fishing Tournament in Ke,
Largo. Anglers are to pur-
sue dolphin, one of the most
beautiful and plentiful fish
of the Ke s. Call 852-9337.
April 24 and 25:
Inaugural 7 Mile Marina
Marathon Sharkathon to
benefit the Grace Jones Day
Care Center and the
Marathon Disabled
American Veterans. The all-
release tournament boasts
$25.000 in cash awards.
This is a team tournament
%with points aw arded based
on the type of sharks caught
and released For more
information and registra-
tion. contact Capt. Dan
Rudacille at 395-0546 or
visit www. 7MileMarina.
net.
April 24 to 26:
Redbone at Large Ha% k's
Cay Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon
Tournament. Marathon. It's
prime time for tarpon % ith
this ever-popular Redbone
event. whose proceeds ben-
efit the Cystic Fibrosis'
Foundation. Call 664-2002
or send an e-mail to red
boneinc@'aol com.
April 26 to 29: 22nd
annual Faro Blanco
Invitational Tarpon
Tournament. Marathon.
. Anglers tangle with sister
kings. Call 609) 645-1.40.
Ext. 115. or send an e-mail
to bobtraa@'mindspnng
.com.
April 30 to May 2:
43rd annual Marathon.
International Tarpon
Tournament. Anglers in one
of the longest-running tour-
naments in the Keys are to
catch and release silver
kings using 12- or 30-pound
tackle. Call 743-6139.
Ma) 3 to 6: Fifth
annual Tarponian
Tournament. Marathon.
Anglers are to pursue the
mighty silver kings. Call
(215) 542-1492 or send an
e-mail to dbreznick.
(@ breznick. associates.com.


Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keysnet
.com/weather.


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1106
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No.8294700

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

PROBATE DIVISION -

CASE NO.:
44-09-cp-045-K

IN RE:
DOROTHY JEAN
MONTGOMERY,
A/K/A DOROTHY J.
WENTZEL
- Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the-
Estate of DOROTHY
JEAN MONTGOMERY;-
A/K/A DOROTHY J.
WENTZEL, Deceased,
Case No.44-09
CP-45-K, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Mon-
roe County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 500
Whitehead Street, Key
West, FL 33040. The
.pame of the Personal
Representative and the
Personal Representa-
tive's attorneyg.re set
forth below.

All interested persons are
required to file with this
Court, WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS FROM.
THE TIME OF THE
Continued on the
Next Column


ALL CLAIMS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

DATED this 6th day of
April 2009.

Terri Moris
-581 Sugarloaf Blvd, -
Sugarloaf Shores, FL
30342

As Personal
Representative of the
Estate of DOROTHY
JEAN MONTGOMERY,
Deceased.

Attorney for Personal
Representative
CHARLES M.
MILLIGAN
Attorney at Law
420 Fleming Street
P.O. Box 1367
Key West, FL
33041-1367
305-294-8885-
FBN: 0246948

Publish April 8, 15,2008
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8375200

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
FIND THE CITY OF KEY
COLONY BEACH
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENT IN
COMPLIANCE

DOCKET NO.
09-CIE1-NOI-4402-
-(A)-(I)
The Department gives
notice of its intent to find
the Amendment to the.
Comprehensive Plan for
The City of Key Colony
Beach, adopted by Ordi-
nance No. 406-2009 on
February 26, 2009, IN
COMPLIANCE, pursuant
to Sections.163.3184,
163.3187 and 163.3189,
F.S.

The adopted City of Key
Colony Beach Compre-
'hensive Plan Amend-
ment and the Depart-
ment's Objections. Rec-
Continued on the
Next Column


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551 CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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FIRST publication of this
notice: (1) all claims
against the Estate of
DOROTHY JEAN
MONTGOMERY, De-
ceased, and (2) any ob-
jection by an person to
whom notice was mailed
that challenges the validi-
ty of the Will, the qualifi-
cation of the Personal
Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court.


110
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ommendatlons and Com-
ments Report (if any) are
available for public in-
spection Monday through
Friday, except for legal
holidays, during normal
business hours, at the
City of Key Colony
Beach, City Hall, Clerk's
Office, 600 West Ocean
Drive, Key Colony
Beach, Florida 33051.

Any affected person, as
defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., hasa
right to petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing to
challenge the proposed
agency determination
that the Amendment to
the City of Key Colony
Beach Comprehensive
Plan is In Compliance, as,
defined in Subsection
163.3184(1), F.S. The
petition must be filed
within twenty-one (21)
days after publication of
this notice, and must in-
clude all of the informa-
tion and contents de-
scribed in Uniform Rule
28-106.201, F.A.C. The
petition must be filed with
the Agency Clerk, De-
partment of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard
Oak Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the
local government. Failure
to timely file a petition
shall constitute a waiver
of any right to request an
administrative proceed-
ing as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. If a petition
is filed, the purpose of the
administrative hearing
will be to present evi-
dence and testimony and
forward a recommended
order to the Department.
If no petition is filed, this
Notice of Intent shall be-
come final agency action.

If a petition is filed, other
affected persons may pe-
tition for leave to inter-
vene in the proceeding. A
petition for intervention
must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before
the'final'hearing and
must include all of the in-
formation and contents
described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition for leave to in-
tervene shall be filed at
the Division ofAdminis-
.trative Hearings, Depart-
ment of Management
Services, 1230 Apala-
, chee Parkway, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3060.
Failure to petition to inter-
vene within the allowed
time frame constitutes a
waiver of any right such a
person has to request a
hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., orto participate in
Continued on the
Next Column


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551 CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


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the administrative hear-
ing.

After an administrative
hearing petition is timely
filed, mediation is.avail-
able pursuant to Subsec-
tion 163.3189(3)(a),.F.S.,
to any affected person
who is made a party to
the proceeding by filing
that request with the ad-
ministrative law judge as-
signed by the Division of
Administrative Hearings.
The choice of mediation
shall not affect a party's
right to an administrative
hearing.

Mike McDaniel,
Chief Office of
Comprehensive
Planning Department of
Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100

Publish April 15, 2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8382800

CALL FOR BIDS

CITY OF KEY COLONY
BEACH

DEBRIS PREPARA-
TION CREW

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of
Key Colony Beach,
Florida, requests sealed
bids for the following:

1. Must be on site within
24 hours following
removal of Hurricane
status in Middle Keys.

2. Requirements include
three workers, one
bobcat with operator,
chain saws, rakes, and
shovels to be paid on an
hourly basis.

3. Duties include cutting
up and preparing debris
so heavy equipment can
load and haul.

4. Bidders must submit
licensing and proof of
insurance with bid.

Specifications, Bidder
Response Form and con-
tractual requirements
must be obtained from
Building Official Edward
Borysiewicz, City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, FL 33951,
phone 305-289- 1212,
Ext. 1.
Continued on the
Next Column


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SEALED BIDS maybe
submitted as follows:

1. MAILto
City Commission, P.O.
Box 510141, Key Colony
Beach, FL 33051-0141

2. FAX to 305-289-1767

3. DELIVER to City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida

SEALED BIDS MUST
BE SUBMITTED BY \
10:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY,
MAY 1, 2009

TO BE OPENED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CITY
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,
May 14,2009 City Hall
Auditorium.

PLEASE MARK
ENVELOPES AS
FOLLOWS:

DEBRIS PREPARA-
TION CREW
OPENING DATE:
MAY 1, 2009

Bids received after 10:00
a.m. on May 1,2009 will
be returned to the sender
unopened. The City
Commission reserves
the right to accept or re-s
ject any and all bids.

Vickie L. Bollinger,
City Clerk

Publish April 15, 18,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No.8382900

CALL FOR BIDS

CITY OF KEY COLONY
BEACH

DISASTER DEBRIS
REMOVAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of
*Key Colony Beach, Flori-
da, requests sealed bids
for the following:

1. In the event of an
emergency/disaster, the
City of Key Colony Beach
shall be a priority for re-
quested emergency de-
bris clearing and remov-
al. This includes mobi-
lization and storage of
heavy equipment in the
City of Key Colony Beach
immediately prior to pre-
dicted hurricane landfall.
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2. Clean-up must com-
mence within 24 hours
following removal of Hur-
ricane status in Middle
Keys.

3. Equipment and labor
requirements include
heavy equipment to load
and haul debris out of the
city.

4. Bidders must submit li-
censing and proof of in-
surance with bid.

Specifications, Bidder
Response 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.

SEALED BIDS may be
submitted as follows:

1. MAIL to
City Commission, P.O.
Box 510141, Key Colony
Beach, FL 33051-0141

2. FAX to 305-289-.1767

3. DELIVERto City Hall,
600 W. Ocean Drive, Key
Colony Beach, Florida

SEALED BIDS MUST
BE SUBMITTED BY
10:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY,.
MAY 1,2009

TO BE OPENED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CITY
CLERK. A report of the
bids will be made by the
Building Official at the
Regular City Commis-
sion Meeting beginning
Continued on the
Next.Column


he ..iami..eralb
MiamiHerald.com

Newspaper

carrier

wanted
for the Key West
area. Deliver our
newspaper seven
days a week
between
5 a.m. & 7 a.m.
This route pays
approx. $300
a week
Please call Ted
Due at 743-5551
ext 19


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at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday,
May 14,2007 City Hall
Auditorium.

PLEASE MARK
ENVELOPES AS
FOLLOWS:

DISASTER DEBRIS
REMOVAL
OPENING DATE:
MAY 1, 2009

Bids received after 10:00
a.m. on.May 1, 2009.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 Clerk

Publish April 15, 18,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8384500

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

Case No.
2009-DR-620-K
- Division: Family

BETTY PATTERSON
Petitioner,
and
CORWIN BRYANT,
Respondent.

NOTICE FACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: Corwin Bryant

Last know address:
4609 Bougainvilla Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305

YOUR ARE NOTIFIED
that an-action has been
filed against you and that
you are required to serve
a copy of your written de-
* senses, if any, to it on
Christine B. Bollong,
Esquire whose address
is P.O. Box 1223, Key
West, Florida 33041 on
.or before May 18,2009,
and file the original with
the clerk of this Court-at
Monroe County Court-
house, 502 Whitehead
Street, Key West, Florida
33040, before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the petition.

Copies of all court doc-
uments in this case. in-
Continued on the ,
Next Column


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260 General -
Miscellaneous


260 *-eneral -
Miscellaneous


265
Healthcare


.265
Healthcare


280 Restaurants- 280 Restaurants- 280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels Bars Hotels Bars Hotels


City of Marathon Parks and Recreation
Department is hiring a full-time Recreation
Specialist. Primary duties include developing and
conducting recreation programs for all ages,
including sports activities, arts -and crafts, and
summer camp. Ideal candidate will have positive
attitude and willingness to work outdoors year-
round. Requires active physical participation in
conducting programs. Nights and weekends
required. Knowledge of computer software pro-
grams\ required. Florida drivers license, high
school diploma or GED, and 6 months experience
working directly with the public in a recreational
setting required. Salary range $13.00-$15.00
hourly DOQ with benefits. Apply in person at City
Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway or go to our website
www.ci.marathon.fl.us for an application and fax
to 305-289-4143. Drug Free Workplace, EOE.





A A I N A ,& IDEAWAT

DOCK ATTENDANT
Must enjoy working with people. Experience with'
basic boat maintenance and repair required.
Apply in person,
MM47.5 Bayside, Marathon
EOE, Drug Free Workplace

265 265
Healthcare Healthcare

Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.



Healthcare coverage, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.qcmk.orq. EEOCIDFWPJ


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cluding orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's
office. You may review
these documents upon
request.
You must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified
of your current ad-
dress. (You may file
Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family
Law form 12.915.) Fu-
ture papers in this law-
suit will be mailed to
the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and infor-
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mation. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanc-
tions including dis-
missal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: April 7, 2009
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
By: Marislady Lopez
Deputy Clerk
Publish April 15,22,29,
May 6, 2009
Florida Keys Keynoter


No. 8470300
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION

Continued on the
Next Column

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Physical Therapist
Human Resources Assistant
Physician's Practice Coordinator
330t Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050
www.fshlennensltospital.com
Iuman Resources:.(305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
iAX: (305) 2896459
Email: michele.teller@hna.com
E.O.E/Drug Free Workplace

275 275
Professional Professional

PUBLIC AUDIT
The Southernmost Homeless Assistance League,
Inc. (SHAL) is seeking a qualified individual or organ-
ization to conduct an annual public audit in accor-
dance with the Single Audit Act of 1984 (public Law
98-502), the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996
(Public Law 104-156), and 29 CFR, part 96, of the
Department of Labor Regulations that implements
Office of Management and Budget (0MB) Circular A-
133. SHAL must also comply with the Florida Single
Audit Act, section 215.97, Florida Statutes. Auditor
will also be responsible for preparation of IRS form
990. Deadline for application is 5:00 PM, Friday
May 1,2009, SHAL, PO Box 2990, Key West, Fl 33045


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'Pursuant to Ch
713.585(6) F.S.
United American Lien &
Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell
the following vehicles) to
the highest bidder sub-
ject to any liens; net pro-
ceeds deposited with the
clerk of court; owner/lien-
holder has right to hear-
ing and post bond; owner
may redeem vehicle for
cash sum of lien; all auc-
tions held in reserve.
Inspect 1 week prior@
lienorfacility; cash or ca-
shier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person inter-
ested ph (954) 563-1999
Sale date
May 8,2009 @10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave,
Ft. Lauderdale FL
33309
20415 2006 Yamaha
vin#-
JYARJ12E96A007210
Lienor:
Riva Yamaha South Inc
102550 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo FL
305-451-332-
Lien amt:
$3611.35
Continued on the
Next Column


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Licensed and Bonded
Auctioneers flab422
flau765 &1911
Publish
April 15, 2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 8480200-
FEDERAL LIEN CORP.
will sell at Public Sale at
Auction the following ve-
hicles to satisfy lien pur-
suant to Chapter 713.585
of the Florida Statutes on
May 7,2009 at 10:00 am
Lot # A26314
1980 WHITE LINK CR
Located at:
Rock Harbor Boats &
Tires
97951 Overseas Hwy
PO Box 370888
Key Largo FL 33037 .
305-852-2025
Customer:
Redland Crane Equip-
ment & Rental Inc.,
23770 SW 153 Ave.
PO Box 924154
Homestead FL 33092
Lienholder:
KLC Inc., Keystone
Leasing
433 New Park Ave.,
West Hartford CT 06110
Lien Amount:
$46,170.35.
Publish April 15,2009
Florida Keys Keynoter

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


bluegreeri
THE HAMMOCKS AT MARATHON ,
Join "Team Hammocks" and work in a fun and exciting environment.
We offer growtfi opportunities, a competitive salary and
an excellent benefit package.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Activities Attendant
Experienced as camp counselor a plus. Arts, crafts, swimming, outdoor activities
Room Attendant
Maintenance/ Houseperson
Lunch & Dinner Cooks
P/T Bartender
Please email confidential resume to: carlos.dejesus()bluegreencorp.com
Apply in person: 1688 Overseas Hwy., Marathon MM 48.2 Bayside EOE


200
EMPLOYMENT

260 General -
Miscellaneous
AUTO PAINTER
Please apply in person
Island Auto Repair, 8259
Overseas Hwy, Mara-
thon. Call 289-0802.
Experienced only.
BOAT MAINTENANCE
&CLEANING
People skills & exp.
required. Marathon area.
305-896-0345
EXPERIENCED
Electrician'sHelper
Full Time
Must Speak English
305-304-7080
FORKLIFT OPERATOR
Experience necessary.
TurnKey Marine, Mara-
thon. Call for appt.
305-289-0161
MONROE COUNTY
SPEC. TV MULTI. MED
TECH SERV; KW
$34,533.66 $41,441.64
40 hpw. REQ: H.S./GED
2-3 yrs min prior rel wk
exp, FL DL. Vet Pref
Avail. Drugfree Wrkpl
E.O.E. Deadline:
04/29/09 292-4557;
hromonroecounty-fl.qov
Outboard Mechanic
Experience necessary.
TurnKey Marine,
Marathon. Call for appt.
305-289-0161

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


LINE COOK
Needed at Marathon's
best BBQ Restaurant.
Experienced & reliable.
Apply in person:
Porky's Bayside, MM 47.5
DFWP EOE


260-* General -
Miscellaneous
PLUMBER
Rough in & sewer work.
Exp'd only. Apply 3rd
Generation Plumbing,
3980 O/S Hwy, Mrthn.
RESORT HELP
Imm. openings!, Front '
Desk/reservations.
Marathon.
305-797-1707
Superintendent, Fore-
man & Pipefitter
For wastewater treat-
ment plants in Marathon,
Fl. Call 305-743-2533
TRAVEL THE KEYS
Inspecting fire
extinguishers. Must be
able to do heavy lifting
and spend 2 nights out of
town each week. Mech-
anical ability a must. This
is REAL work. Good driv-
ing record required. For
more details reply to:
Davis Sales, P.O. Box
937, Key Largo, Fl 33037
Wanted Detail Oriented
Honest Person for High
End Homes in N. Key'
Largo. Very Good Pay
No Smkg. DFWP Must
pass Background chk.
Call 367 2734 after 4pm
265
Healthcare
Nurse Practitioner
to work in the Fl. Keys.
Weekdays only, CV2.
dsmith@rhnmc.org orfax
resume to 305-872-4960.
No calls please.
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


270
Office Clerical
CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE
Keys Federal Credit
Union has-an exciting op-
portunity in our Marathon
Shores office. We are
seeking an experienced
and service-oriented
Member Service R9pre-
sentative/Teller. You are"
responsible for providing
account information,
opening new accounts,
and professionally han-
dling members daily
Credit Union needs, as
well as providing a vari-
ety of transaction ser-
vices to our members in a
courteous, prompt, and
accurate manner. Candi-
dates must have excel-
lent communication and
organization skills, 2
years of credit union or
banking experience in,
customer service, cash
handling experience, and
feel comfortable in a
sales and service envi-
ronment. Good credit re-
quired. Excellent benefits
package, including
health and dental insur-
ance, 401 (k) and paid
holidays & vacation. Ap-
plications available on-
line at www.keysfcu.org.
Applications can be
faxed to 294-0558 or
dropped off at any of our
branch locations. E.O.E.
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels "
BIG PINE KEY FISHING
LODGE is looking for a
p/t night janitor/security.
6 pm til 11:30 pm incl
some wknds. 872-2351



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280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
HOUSEKEEPER PT/FT
Upscale cottage type
resort on Conch Key.
Holidays/weekends,
Honest, Communication/
'- Teamwork Skills. Exp.
preferred. Compensa-
tion: DOE. Call for appt.
.(305) 289-1377
IMMEDIATELY HIRING!
AM Servers
Food Runners/Bussers
Hideaway Cafe, MM 58.
Call between 10am to 12
,,noon, 305.395.0024
LONG KEY MM 65.5
Edgewater Lodge. Exp.
Hskpr, FIT, sm resort,
Speak Eng. Effic. avail.
No smk. 305-664-2662

300
SERVICES

330
Business Services
Looking for a Local
Business? See the
Florida Keys Business
Directory in every Issue
--of the Keynoter!
360 Professional
Services
Looking for a Local
Service? See the
Florida Keys Business
Directory in every Issue
of the Keynoter!

500
MERCHANDISE

545 Yard Sales -
Flea Markets
HUGE RV PARTS
CLOSEOUT SALE
MM 101.8 Key Largo O/S
Sat 9-5. A/C's, skirting.
..-refrig's, awning parts &
much, much more!
MARATHON.CHURCH
OF GOD RUMMAGE
SALE. 800 74th St.
Fum, electronics, baby
items, all must go!

590
Miscellaneous
ELEVATOR LIFT
CHAIR Used inside
under porch.
Good Condition! 12' lift
$1000 305-743-3691.
Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
--Cars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 0/S.
Hwy, Mthn. 743-6506
Girl's Bedroom Set
$900; children's twin BR
set $900, both by Lane,
mint cond! Mattresses
incl. 786-256-0679
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Divewatches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watches
Call 305-743-4578
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


590


590
Miscellaneous

-I :i -

100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You
4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Redcliners
Simmons Beautyrest
www.fredsbeds.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE
Marathon MM 54.5 743-7277
Big Coppitt* MM 9.5 295-8430

600
FINANCE

610 Business
Opportunities
DAY SPA Clean & Equipt
for nails, tan, massages,
2200 sq ft., Lse CHEAP
Key West, 586-615-3559



Extra Income
Opportunities For You!
over400 environmentally
safe & friendly products!
Contact Jim @ -
302-462-6502 for info.
Key Colony Beach Deli
Call Coldwell Banker.
Schmitt Real Estate,
Barbara Stevens
305-289-6553
620
Money to Loan

WE BUY ALL GOLD
CASH NOW. Jewelry,
scrap. No waiting.
11400 O/S Hwy. #121',
Mthn. Call 305-743-4603

100
REAL ESTATE RENTALS

710
Homes for Rent

A DUCK KEY ANNUAL
.rental. Furn/unfurn. Pris-
tine, 3/2. Near ClubDuck
Key. $1950/mo. Owner/
Broker 631-255-4644
A DUCK KEY Spacious
2/2 Canal, Dock, View!
Furn/Unfurn, tile, c/a,
w/d, Pets OK $1795 +--
util F/US 305-743-0003'
A Key Largo home. 3/2'
w/Ir. screened rm. Quiet
neighborhood. H/O Park
w/ramp. Yard service
incl. $1400/mo.
305-394-1150.
,-r 1 i-T- rW
Ehe3Uiami33elaiHrrLj
Newspaper carrier
wanted
for the Key West area. Deliver
our newspaper seven days a
week between 5 a.m. & 7 a.m.
This route pays approx.
$300 a week
Please call Ted Due at
743-5551 ext 19


Classifieds 305-743-5551


710
Homes for Rent


[Waterfront
A must see Marathon
2/2 on ocean newly renov
furn/unfurn, yearly,water
on 3 sides, all tiled, SS
appl. W/D, dock, tiki,
fantastic yard, views, priv
gated tropical paradise!
$1700/mo + util. F/L/S
914-522-9092
A Professional Couple,
w/ 4 yr old child.needs a
house to Ise long term, or
,purchase, w/ownerfi-
nancing. We work in Mar-
athon, local for 3 yrs, exc.
ref. Need 3+/2 w/stor-
age. (water access nice
but not necessary.)
Between MM 21 62
305-872-0635_
ADORABLE 2/1 BEST
Home owners park w/
boat launch MM103. Pets
ok. $1075/mo a/c, fncd
yd., 970-232-5998

Waterfront-
Annual Rental 3/2 furn
stilted home, Flamingo
Island, gar, W/D, 45ft.
dock. $2000/mo + util
C21 305-743-3377 x 113
Big Pine Key 1/1, C/A,
fenced yard, on canal w/
dock. Asking $900/mo.
Call Terry 305-304-6109
BIG PINE KEY 3/2,
Waterfront, new house,
$1400/mo FLS,
Remax-Key to the Keys,
Call 305-743-2300
BIG PINE KEY, nice 2/2
canal-front stilt home w/
screened porch, central
air, dock, annual lease.
No dogs. $1600/mo. +
util, F/L/S. 305-304-9128
HAMMER PT., MM 93,
3/2 furn, on crystal clear
canal, w/ davits, tiki hut &
bayviews. $2200/mo
754-224-0825
HOUSE FOR RENT 2/1,
2 parking places.
Call 305-619-6383
$1350/m6 F/L/S
LAYTON MM 68,
118 Buttonwood Lane
3/2, on canal, a/c, dock,
$1500/mo F/US
305-289-0802
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
from Dolphin Marina.
Also apt. 305-872-3602
or cell: 305-481-4763
LONG KEY 2/1 on canal
Fenced yard.Pets wel-
come. F/L/S. $1750 per
month. 305-942-6366
LONG KEY-2/2 FURN
Gated Comm., Marina,
pool, tennis, a/c, No
smoke/pets. $950/mo +
util. f/l/s 305-664-2662
Marathon 524 65th St,
Ocean 2/2, new appli.
Long term. $1200/mo.
305-393-1298


710
Homes for Rent
MARATHON Lg family
home 4/2. Large fenced
yard with deck. $1,600
per month. Poss. Ise opt
305-731-4777
MARATHON MM47
Knight's Key. 2/2, w/ loft,
W/D, D/W, no pet/smoke.
F/US, $1400/mo + util.
305-304-6450
Marathon-MM 63-2/1
Waterfront, w/ FL Room.
Deep water Lagoon-O/S.
Private Island, steps from
your boat. (up to 30' boat)
$1300 1500/mo
561-753-0620
MARATHON Single
Family Home 2/1, a/c
unit, yard, $1200/mo
Also, Mobile Hohme 2/2,
priv. lot $1100/mo
305-797-9132
Marathon Waterfront,
Furn, 3/2 w/50ft of dock,
w/d wood deck w/chickee
hut near dock.
$1600/mo 786-344-8879
MARATHON WATER-
FRONT Lg. 2400 sq ft.,
3/2, new appl. Ise/pur-
chase poss. $2500/mo
F/L/S. Ed, 743-6332
May Rent Free 2/2
MM27,323 Les Rohde
Dr........ $1300 F/US
305-301-5318
MM 27, Big Torch 2/2
Canal,-60' dock, furn:
Avail NOW! Everything
included, SUPER NICE!
Call 786-402-7246
MM 30 3/1.5. All new, on
canal, 3 min to Pine
Chan. tile, grand. IvI, fncd
lot, gar; F/S, Avail 5/1
$1900 610-986-8187
MM 53 MARATHON,
AVAIL NOW Cozy Conch
Home, 1 bd, off st prk, incl
water, $875/mo F/US
481-5057
MTH, Unfurn, 3/2 Ocean
view canal w/ dock, w/d,
C/a/c, d/w, quiet nbrhd.
F/L/S 1190-91 Ct., 0.
$1800/mo. 743-5273


PLANTATION KEY MM
90,2/1, Nicely Furn. or
Unfurn. 160' Palm Gar-
den Lot, Clean, Breezy,
W/D, 60 MH, fla. room.
Nice Nghbrhd Reduced
from $1200 to $925.
305-393-7085
Tavernier O/S, historic
area. 4/2, AC, W/D, gran-
ite counters, SS appls.
Oceanview with water
access, 5 lots, fenced.
$2500 month. 305-453-
3086, cell 203-273-9553
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
KEYS RV Furnished 1/1
w/ FL Rm, $600 month,
Also 2/1 $700 month,
free cable, 1 yrlse +
dep. Call 360-7667


April 15, 2009


712 Mobile Homes 725 Apt Condo 1380 Campers-
for Rent Duplex for Rent Recreational Vehicles


MARATHON 2/1 RV
HOME Screened porch,
Ocean View, appi, a/c
units, $900/mo F/S,
305-872-4144
Marathon 26th St. Lrg,
1/1, new kit cabs/appl.,.
W/D hkup, dock. No
dogs. $975/mo. Incl. wtr
& cable. 973-945-2889
MARATHON 3 bd, move
in cond. Corner lot, shed.
$975 mo. Call 481-5057.
- MM53,.651 92nd, Ocean.
AVAILABLE NOW
MARATHON, KEYS RV
1-2 bd/1 ba w/ FL room-
Covered 30ft dock/deck,
Cable incl., $950/mo +
util. 305-587-1512
MM 106 B/S, 2/1 Boat
Dock, Furn/Unfur
$1200mo 954 326 2156
or 239-226-9367

725 *Apt Condo-
Duplex for Rent
A1BR/1BA No pets or
smoking. $690 mo.
All utils & cable incl.
91461 Overseas Hwy.
MM 91,852-1878
A Great Location 51st
Gulf, Mthn, 1/1 C/A, W/D
hk up, quiet, clean, pets
OK. $900 + dep. Some
util incl. (305) 304-8702
A Sugarlof apt on pri-
vate estate. Open Water.
1 br/1 ba, avail May 1st.
$1200/mo. 6 mo. lease.
Call AI, Keyswiderealty.
com. 305-745-8815
Affordable in Marathon
Move in Now! Wkly or
monthly from $195/wk, all
util incl. Fully furn. Dock--
age avi. 305-289--0800
AFFORDABLE
MARATHON Shores,
1/1, Beautiful, w/tile,
unfurn, avail immed.,
Rent Neg. 305-743-6088
Airy 2/1 nicely kept apt.
MM 98. CBS, beach
access. Pets OK. $1,050.
305-851-1577.
Anglers Dr Sombrero
Mrth, X-Lg 2 BR, 3 BA
duplex, unfurn, 50' dock
$1500/mo F/L/S, lease
No pet/smkrs. 743-7135
BIG PINE KEY
Half duplex 2/1, on canal.
F/UL/S. Pets negotiable.
$1100 mo. 872-2451
L -* *

BPK One half duplex
2/1 on canal, quiet,
ground level, storage.
$975/mo F/LS. Avail 5/1.
(305) 872-7516


BPK, one half duplex,
1/1, on canal, furnished.
$1100/mo F/L/S. 6 month
lease. Quiet ground level.
Avail 5/1. (305) 872-7516


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CHARMING Lg. Apt,
Kitchen, Living rm, 1
bdrm, Directly on BAY
w/ boat slip!! $1000/mo
+ half utils. 743-3478

Waterfront'
Duck Key MM61 Hawk's
Cay Conch Villa. 2/2,
Furnished.,$1950/mo.
423-791-0129.
FIRST MONTH FREE!!
MARATHON Unfurn, 2
bd, $1100/mo, Furn, 1
bd, $1000/mo. New, tile,
C/A, W/D, Storage.
Call 954-599-7114
Islamorada 2/2, ground
fir, newly renov, ocean
view! Captain's cove ca-
nal, beach, W/D. Yrly Ise,
util inc. $1500 mo. Boat
slip avail. 201-953-4349
ISLAMORADA Very Lg.
apt. on the water. Fur-
nished, year lease,
$1200/mo, F/$1500 Sec.
Util incl. 305-664-8033
KCB NEW3 BR2BTH
150 8th St.; Reduced!
$1950! F/L/S.
732-996-9591
KEY LARGO Largo
Park, 1/1, $500/mo +
util. 101600 0/S Hwy,
pets under 15 pounds ok.
305-451-2911

SWaterfront
KEY LARGO O/S MM
95-1/1, 1000sf, furn, incl
util, WD + cable. N/smkr
or pets. AvI 5-20. $995/
mo, F/L/S 305-852-6495 '
KEY LARGO townhouse
2/2, FURN new A/C,
W/D, $1250/mo, incl
water/elec/cable.
786-346-5005
Layton MM 62 Half
Duplex 2 BR Waterfront.
$1000/mo F/L/S. Call
Remax Keys to the Keys
(305) 743-2300
LITTLE TORCH KEY
Waterfront, furnished,
nice! $1100/mo + util.
941-725-4488
LONG KEY/MM 68.5
Cheerful 1/1 on canal.
W/D, $850/mo plus util.
F/eS NO Smoke, No
Pets. 480-200-9189
MARATHON.....1/1
Clean efficiency, quiet,
includes utilities,
F/S, $800/mo
724-791-2354
Marathon 1/1 Condo
fresh paint, furn, water &
cable incl. $950/mo +-
elect. F/L/S Avail June 1.
561-729-7878
MARATHON 1/1
Half Duplex for rent.
$900 per month
Available Immediately
305-481-6887
Marathon 1 br apt on the
water. Furn, large deck,
good view. $875/mo, incl
util. 1 person or couple,
no pets. 305-289-8965
CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


AIA STORAGE
RV's, Boats Etc.
Family Owned
Over25yrs.
$2.10/ft per mo. (L.T.)
Up to 8' elevation
Call Paul (he lives there)
305-872-4457

725 Apt- Condo-
Duplex for Rent
MARATHON 2/1 Fully
furn condo. 1stflooron
canal. Walk to Sombrero
Bch. $1195/mo + util
F/L/S. 954-536-2471

-immaculate
MARATHON 2/1 Half
Duplex. Quiet street.
Central a/c. w/d. fenced
yard. $1200 + utilities.
f/I/s. 743-3847 eve.
MARATHON 2/2 yearly
rental, w/d, fridge, range,
unfurn., Avail. NOW!
$1700/mo F/US
Call Todd 743-9292
Marathon Coco Plum
2/1 Condo, 12'x t0"
dock, furn, new seawall,
nwappl., very clean,
quiet, parking, Central
a/c,6 mo min. $1300/mo
F/UL/S 522-4246
MARATHON duplex apt.
2/2, 1000 sf. 10834 5th
Ave. Gulf. Sturdy
construction. $1300/mo.
F/LS. 289-1887
MARATHON
EFFICIENCY
$625. F/US
Annual Lease only.
305-743-2300
MARATHON FREE First
months rent. 2/1 condo,
walk to bch. $1100/mo +
util. US 305-743-4536
Marathon, Grassy Key,
Studio apt., sm. kitchen-
ette, $800/mo includes
util. Avail 5/1.289-0402
or 215-514-5163
MARATHON Lg 1/1,
Furn. waterfront condo,
O/S, w/dock, pool, Indry,
coy. prkg, $1200/mo incl.
cbl & H20. 989-254-7844
MARATHON
Lg. 1 bdr. 1 ba unfurn
F/US $900/mo incl. util
305-731-4161 .
MARATHON Ocean
Front condo. Immaculate
2/1, Furn, dockage. No
smoking or pets. $1500/
mo. F/L/S 305-289-0790
-MARATHON OCEAN
Front, half Duplex, 2/2,
$1575/mo, recently reno-
vated, half acre, private
beach. 305-610-2267
MARATHON SMALL
EFFICIENCY, elect, Wa-
ter & Cable, Washer in-
cluded. No smoking,
$145/week 743-1952
MM 100 Bayside, 1BR,
1 BA, Duplex. Fenced
yard washed, W/D.
$750/mo + lst&2nd.
(305)451-7084
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725 Apt Condo 790 Business
Duplex for Rent Property for Rent


MM 53 MTHN 2/1 Half
Duplex, tile, fncd yd, w/d
hk-up Sec. 8 ok. Carport
AVAILABLE NOW.
$1100/mo481-5057-
MM 81.6 behind
Kaiyo's. Lrg. 2/2 newly
renovated. $1400/mo.,
util. incl.
305-393-3377.
MM90 1 BDAPT
On Canal, Dockage
Available, Pets OK,
$800/mo, incl. util.
772-546-5855
MM90 2/1 on canal, New
Kitchen & tile firs. Deep.
water dockage avail.
$1000/mo Pets ok
772-546-5855
MTHN COTTAGE, A/C
1/1, W//D, fenced yd,
wood deck,
Lease, $1000/mo.
Ref. Reg. 743-3008
Mthn, Sombrero Blvd
2/2, Furn, corner unit,
Harbor views from all
rooms, pool, dock, Avail
4/15, 6-8 mo 743-5444


Summerlnd/Ramod, 1/1
grand level, furn, quiet
neigh, clean, tile, util, cbl.
incl no pet/sm ref, F/S Ise
$1000 nego. 745-1301


1BR/1BA ground fir.
furn., w/boat dock/ priv
ramp, MM 89.5 B/S. 147
Tequesta..$850/Mo.
970-921-6355.
740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
Islamor-Bch access Sm
Rm w/priv bath/ent. $550
+ elec. cbl & wtr incl. "
Quiet N/S 664-5888
Private Room In
Marathon
w/male housemate. $650
incl util, W/D.
Call Lisa 393-4132
750
Vacation Rentals
Affordable Rates
Daily-Weekly-Monthly
Luxury Vacation Villas
Key Largo to K-y West
Call 305.853.5000
keyscaribbean.com
ISLAMORADA/Venitian
Shores Beautiful Home
on Water w/pool & dock.
Spacious 4/4, fully
furnished. 703-403-4218
KCB-BEAUTIFUL
Recently Renov. 2/2,
Ocean Front Condo,
Priv. Sandy Bch. & Pool.
Avail Long term May 1
Call 305-743-0173


CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Affordable Unique-Mid
town Mthn. Ideal Loc.
Overlooks US-1. Prof.
Bldg. Office w/bthrm and
storage incl. Avail now.
305-743-6088
BPK CommercialWare-
house/storage Unit
500 sf $400/mo; 1000sf
$800/mo. MM31 Indus-
trial Rd. 305-522-5841
Commercial Store
frontage for lease.
Approx. 500 sq. ft on
. US1, MM 82 oceanside.
305-664-3662.
COMMERCIAL WARE-
HOUSE SPACE, approx.
800 sq. ft. 10701 6th Ave.
Gulf, Mthn. 743-5438
OFFICE SPACE-
On Aviation, in Marathon.
Kitchen facility, full bath,.
Commercial ONLY
$500/mo 225-362-7935
RETAIL/OFFICE-US1 in
Marathon, 2100 sf, near
govt centerand court-
house. Call Scott @
305-849-1772
Turn-key office space
near mile marker 103,
Key Largo. Includes, fast
access internet, com-
putor, printer, fax and
copier. $500 per month.
Call ....(305) 896-4500.
795
Miscellaneous
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
VACATION PACKAGE
June 19-26, only $800 for
up to 4 people (1 br & pull-
out couch) Kitchen, pool,
"*hot tub, activity room.
ON THE BOARDWALK
next to Sands & Trump
hotels! 305-395-0213

RV LOT-RENT
MARATHON OCEAN
FRONT PARK
$600/mo, 305-731-5042

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812 Mobile Homes
for Sale
MARATHON 3 BED 1.5
bath Mobile Home. 1.5
Lots. Dock Available.
$35,000 OBO
Call 305-481-7583 -
MM 95.4,2/1 MH 4 SALE
12x60 furn., adult, gated-
w/boat ramp $39,500, Lot
rent $460 (303) 489 3122
33 ft PROWLER TRL
101 11th St. Qcean,
Breeze Park West. $6K
941-809-0594 or -
941-75620213 MM 47

825 Condo-
Duplex for Sale


810 Bank Owned Duplex
Hm fr Sl Mrthn, CBS, two 2-1's,
Homes for Sale $261,500. 305-304-0220
Call: Deirdre Praught,
sellers, List for as Fl Keys Realty
, as 1.5% Buyers get F Rea
to $5000rebate. I l_ <____
yswiderealty.com
5-745E-8815 Key Largo, by owner,
T FRIENDLY!! 1 /1, 1,stfl., hndcp friendly,
obably the nicest tile, new appliances,
bile Home in the Keys. clean & classy. Now
cent$100K up-grade. $189K. 724-321-1320.
iybe the best deal in iest4funpbentcom.net
Keys. 100 yds from
urown priv. bcli. 845 Other Florida
cated in secure, well
ytnrooertv With this for Sale


purchase you become a
part owner in 10 acres of
Ocean Front Property.
2 bd, 2 bth, plus nice
work-shop. Beautiful priv.
yard w/jacuzzi. Asking
$188K. Tom 849-7705

CALL CLASSIFIED 743-5551


Summer RV Place to be
Gulf/Freshwater Rivers,
Deeded Lots from $49.9
Co-Own 6 mo at $24.9.
Homosassa
352-628-0900 web:
www.chassaoaks.com


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Miscellaneous


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Miscellaneous


TransportationI


1989 Proline, 25',
10 ft beam, s/s T-top,
Fighting chair, Outriggers,
storage, washdown, livewell, Twin
200 Mercury's, Radar,
Depth-finder, GPS, new radio,
$17,500 OBO
305-289-1922 or 410-603-0609
Excellent Condition!
N


880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Flamingo Isl/Mrthn Lot-
Permit approved for 3 BR
home, sewer lateral paid
for the year. $99,500.
401-639-0003, David

iWaterfront
MARATHON DEEP
Big Boat Canal. Seawall,
all permits & plans. Boot
Key Harbor, Ocean Bay
access. 305-923-6215
READY TO BUILD.
Clear Key Largo canal lot
w/plans 3/2,2 car gar. on
stilts. $139,900.
954-830-2916.
MB10190o&aol.com

1100
MARINE

1150
Power Boats
13' Boston Whaler 1980
30 HP Johnson with
trailer. Good.to go. $3600
obo. 631-553-0795
wwkorn@aqmail.com
19'COBIA'07,115 Yam.
4 stroke, 5 yrfull warr on
motor, CC, bimimi, live
bait well, VHF radio.
$18K. 305-481-4366
22' C/C ANGLER '94 200
Suzuki EFI, Bimini, New
Trim/tilt, w/ trlr. Runs
strong, Good mpg $4800
OBO 305-395-1746
22'2 Aquasport w/140
Johnson O/B. W/Tan-
dem trailerTurn Key and
Go!$6000
305-852-9655


1150
Power Boats
23' MAKO 200 HP
Optimax, no trailer.
Excellent shape!
$9950.305-743-5602
25' SEAVEE
Custom T-top/dive
platform, rigger w/trailer.
$4800 obo.
305-509-1376
26' Century Ctr Cnsl '97
SS T-tops, Yamaha 250
hp, '07 trl. Looks & runs
great. Loaded. $17,900
OBO. 305-872-1462
29'BWellcraft Coastal
'06, Twin 250's, all
options, in water to see.
Reduced from $145Kto
$127K. 305-498-3691 or
305-498-3345.
38.6 HATTERAS 1973
DCMY, 2-671 N., 800
hrs., new canvas & paint,
8 kw Onan. Exc cond!
$35K obo. 305-509-1376
CREST PONTOONS
Everwonder where
all the Crest Pontoons
came from? Ft. Myers.
Call 800.955.7543

1160,
Sailboats
23' ODAY, 1979 8 HP
Johnson, Swing Keel,
Very Good Cond., 150%
Genoa Gib $2800 OBO.
Sips4 Call 802-535-1326
33' Glander. Custom
raised deck. Good sails,
great condition! 4 cyl. -
diesel, shallow draft
$25K. (305) 743-3691


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Miscellaneous


1180
Dock Rentals/Sales
BOAT HOUSE MARINA
MM 54, Dry/Wet Slips
Monthly or Annual
Dry: 36'L x 10'W x 13'H
Wet: 40' Long on Seawall
canal. For more info
Call 305-289-0064
LIVEABOARD BOAT
SLIPS $450/mo. Mrthn.
Boat storage available.
305-304-361066
LIVEABOARDS -40' X
18' deep water, direct
Ocean access, new
docks, clubhouse, laun-
dry/shower, dockside
pump out, cable & inter-
net. Bonefish Marina,
Marathon. $5501mo or
$500/mo yearly lease.
586-598-3851.
Marathon/CocoPlum
Boat slips for rent.
$130/mo. Up to 28'. No
liveaboards. Quick ocean
access. 305-871-4653
Marathon-Live Aboard
Slips, Coco Plum Bch.
14.5 beam, $450mo +
elec. Yrly Ise, 2 free mo!
289-6505 CBSchmitt RE
MM90 DEEP WATER
Dockage, 20ft up to 55 ft.
50 amp service,
$500/mo. 772-546-5855
Mrthn Liveaboard
Docks covered deck
area, new private bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585.731.3386 *
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Miscellaneous
150 LOBSTER CERTS
$55/each 1000 Stone
Crab Cert w/traps.
$15/each. Call Dave
305-942-6019 '
AA Dave buys permits
SoAti Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf reef, K/Mack, shark,
sword, tuna. $$$ in 48
hours! 904-262-2869


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Miscellaneous


ATT pnos
All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial W.
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
.Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permits. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-.
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail.
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630
www.shipsusa.com
Cats 3208's. 320; 375;
435 HP, rebuilt, bored,
sleeved, 3 ring pistn, war,
gears. Buying Cat, cum-
min cores. 904-262-2869
GULF REEF
Commercial and
Charter Boat Permits.
Ready to Transfer. Call
Cptn Mike 361-356-1172
Liveaboard Docks
Mrthn, covered deck
area, newprivate bath-
house. Free wash/dryer
for res. $585. 731-3386
Mthn-Marine Storage:
boat trl, campers, any
clean storage ok on
wheels. $3 ft yr; $4 ft 6 mo
$5 ft mo. Emil 731.3386
1300,
TRANSPORTATION

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Automobiles
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans, trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305.332.0483


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April 15, 2009


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including prep, haul, launch, pressure
wash and paint! Vessels up to 30 tons.
* Now featuring Ethanol Free Valv-tec
and Diesel fuels.

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Everything You Ever Wanted cl o .
Senior Living But Did Not K .. .
Please join us for a.n interactive & educational discussion designed to help you better
understand and research today's complex Senior Living Options. Seniors and their
families can learn about the different living options available...whether to reside in their own
home with help, live with a family member, or move to a senior living community.
We will also discuss the financial options which may be available for you to
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