778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .3B Living . . . . . . .6B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .8BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 21,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.76 25 CENTS More space needed The county administrator wants to shift dozens of employeeswork locations and says a 300-car parking garage is needed to do it.Story, 6A Keys teams split Key West High School and Coral Shores of Tavernier split their swim meet at Keys Community College.Story, 1B 9 Days toSept. 30 Oct. 2 Fire response defendedScorched tree trunks with blackened branches smoldered in the Big Pine Key pine rocklands days after the Thursday wild fire that spread to about 100 acres. So did hard feelings among some Big Pine residents upset over the controlled burn on National Key Deer Refuge land that quickly grew to more than five times the planned area. Alocal Internet message board lit up with unsigned complaints, citing lack of adequate notification and the concern about the level of the firefighting response.We want prescribed burning stopped on our island immediately, says a message addressed to U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. This was not the first prescribed burn to go awry; there were many others which they also tried to cover up.Managers of the refuge and other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff have scheduled a 7 p.m. Sept. 28 meeting at the Big Pine United Methodist Church to review whats now being called the Blue Hole Fire. We want to have a chance to talk to all the interested residents about the fire and provide updates, said Susan Heisey, a Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman.No additional prescribed burns intended to reduce the growth of underbrush that can fuel wildfires, and to maintain the unique pine rocklands habitat are planned until late next summer, said Dana Cohen, fire management specialist at the refuge.Weve learned a lot, Cohen said. This is the end of what would be our [seasonal] window for possible burns anyway.The fire was contained to refuge land and no property damage was reported. However, dozens of residents from the Pine Heights subdivision were told to evacuate, from about 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15.Flames were hitting theOfficials host Sept. 28 confab to air issuesBIG PINE KEY Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWTrees inside charred areas of the Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge smolder two days after a planned fire spread to nearly 100 acres.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Florida: Capital of invasive speciesFlorida has more invasive amphibians and reptiles than anywhere else in the world, and the pet trade is the No. 1 cause, researchers said in a report released Thursday. State officials, meanwhile, confirmed the presence of another type of invasive species the giant African land snail in South Florida, where it may pose a threat to human health as well as agriculture and even buildings. The 20-year amphibian and reptile study led by University of Florida researcher Kenneth Krysko was published in the journal Zootaxa. It urges the passage of stronger laws to prevent the release of exotic species. No other area in the world has a problem like we do, and todays laws simply cannot be enforced to stop current trends, Krysko said in a statement. He is herpetology collection manager for the Florida Museum of Natural History on the Gainesville campus. The study says the pet industry was most likely responsible for the introduction of 84 percent of 137 nonnative reptile and amphibian species introduced from 1863 through 2010.That includes 25 percent linked to one importer, Strictly Reptiles of Hollywood.I agree to disagree, said Ray Van Nostrand Jr., one of Strictly Reptilesco-owners. We do the best we can to control our inventory. The study concludes Strictly Reptiles was the most likely source of at least 32 confirmed species foundA new report illustrates how title came to beBy BILL KACZORAssociated PressWILDLIFE Photo courtesy MIAMI HERALDAdan Stern,senior reptile keeper at Zoo Miami,handles a yellow Burmese python surrendered by its owner during a nonnative pet amnesty day.At such events put on by the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,the public can surrender exotic nonnative animals. Murder suspects attorney is firedDue to a round of firings in a state criminal-defense office, Keys defendant Jonathan LeBaron, facing the death penalty for allegedly beating a man to death on Stock Island in 2009, might have to wait longer to stand trial. Joseph P. George Jr., director of the South Florida office of the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, fired LeBarons attorneys, Eugene Zenobi and Rene Palomino, early this month. The purported reason: Drinking on the job for an after-hours toast of Cabernet in July. George also fired attorney Kellie Peterson. The dismissals brought a swift backlash from legal professionals, clients and victims, prompting Gov. Rick Scott to undertake an accelerated nominating process that leaves Georges continued employment in question, and presents the possibility that Zenobi could oust the boss who fired him. Chief Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Manny Madruga, who is prosecuting LeBaron, said interviews with Scott are set for Monday in Tallahassee, and then an almost immediate selection is anticipated. If [Zenobi is] appointed the new regional counsel, Madruga said, theres the possibility hed rehire Mr. Palomino and Ms. Peterson and once again hed be on the case. Thats the resolution thats in the best interestIt could mean lengthy delay in his trialBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS LeBARONOld span gets new supportAs the old Seven Mile Bridge continues to deteriorate structurally, a new group has stepped forward to lead the effort to save the historic Middle Keys landmark.The Monroe County Commission is scheduled this morning to consider a resolution to recognize Friends of Old Seven Inc. as the lead organization in a public-private partnership to restore the span and keep it open to the public. Its already closed to auto traffic and fishing.They have an impressive group that knows how to chase money for these types of things. Wed be the partner and get the city of Marathon to partner up and show support, County Administrator Roman Gastesi said.The nonprofit will try to chase an awful lot of money, with the state Department of Transportation estimating costs to repair the bridge, built as part of the Florida East Coast Railway some 100 years ago, at between $16 million and $22 million.The lower end price tag includes the installation of new floor beams, steel reinforcement of the main girders, steel painting and the installation of a temporary pedestrian barrier to prevent access to the bridge railing, according to DOTspokesman Brian Rick.Rick said a May inspection and subsequent engineering analysis of the 2.2mile span leading to Pigeon Key shows its condition is worsening. But he refused to provide the report, citing aBut millions needed to get it refurbishedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONSee Bridge,3ASee Invasive,2ASee Fire,3ASee LeBaron,3A Suns over DolphinsThe nationally ranked University School of Broward County shows Marathon High why its so respected.Story, 1BThey came, they revved, they leftThe annual Key West Poker Run draws the usual thousands of bikes with few problems.Story, 6A
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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to a reporting error, a story in Saturdays edition contained incorrect information about the latest Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board budget proposal.The adopted millage is .4836,meaning the owner of a $300,000 house would pay a tax of $145 in 2011-12.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSpruanceset to arrive on FridayThe new U.S. Navy destroyer Spruance is scheduled to arrive at Naval Air Station Key West on Friday at 3 p.m. to prepare for its formal commissioning ceremony on Oct. 1. The 510-foot ship left the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, on Sept. 1. Its a guided-missile ship that has a range of 4,400 miles and a crew of 370, and will be homeported in San Diego following its Key West commissioning.Its a multi-mission ship that carries Tomahawk cruise missiles, a 5-inch gun, sonar systems and two helicopters. The public can see the Key West arrival on Friday from Fort Zachary Taylor State Park waters and the north Truman Annex basin. Monitor VHF Channel 16 for updates.The Spruance will be open for public tours Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sept. 30, also from 1 to 4 p.m.nearby because they have not turned up elsewhere and were listed in the firms inventory. This locality is well known for unusual nonindigenous species, and neighborhood children, hobbyists and even professional herpetologists frequently search the area for released or escaped animals, the study says. Van Nostrand said the pet industry is far less of a hazard than other industries that pour pollutants into the environment.Does it have an impact really on the environment? he asked. They dont know.Other releases were traced to cargo and zoos. The most notorious of Floridas invasive reptiles is the Burmese python. The Legislature last year passed a law banning individuals from owning the large snakes and six other large, exotic reptile species after a Burmese python killed a 2-year-old girl at her home in Oxford, Fla. The snake had been kept as a pet in the home and escaped from its tank. People who owned the banned reptiles before the law went into effect, though, can keep them. Of the nonnative reptile and amphibian species introduced, 56 have become established in Florida. They include 43 kinds of lizards, five snakes including the Burmese python, four turtles, three frogs and a caiman, which is related to the American alligator. The study notes no one has ever been prosecuted for the establishment of a nonindigenous species. Its difficult to get a conviction because a law enforcement officer must witness the release and the animal must be recovered, said Scott Hardin, exoticspecies coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In the real world, people who release stuff dont do it that way, said Hardin who led the effort to eradicate a colony of Gambian giant pouch rates from Grassy Key in the latter part of the 2000s. That colony likely was a result of a breeder releasing some of the rats into the wild. He said the commission, instead, is trying to educate owners and work with the pet industry to prevent such releases. Florida also is a haven for other exotic plant, fish and animal species. The giant African land snail could become one of the most destructive.Growing up to eight inches in length and more than four inches in diameter, the snail eats at least 500 types of plants and can cause structural damage to plaster and stucco. It also can carry a parasite that can lead to meningitis.The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has identified a population in Miami-Dade County. They are illegal to import into the United States without a permit and currently no permits have been issued.The last reported outbreak in Florida was in 1966 when a Miami boy smuggled three snails as pets. His grandmother released them into her garden and they multiplied. It cost more than $1 million to eradicate in excess of 18,000 snails.Snails invadeFrom Invasive,1A Gambian rats are an African species that can grow up to 9 pounds and appeared on Grassy Key sometime between 1999 and 2001,when they apparently were released by a resident who had been breeding them to sell to pet stores. It took several years but the colony was finally eradicated in the late 2000s.Yaniz owes city for busted windowYet again, Key West City Commission District 4 hopeful Tony Yaniz finds himself explaining why he owes money to the city he wants to help lead. Last month, it was more than $3,000 for sewer and trash service; that account has since been made current. Now its $500 for a window he broke with a softball at Wickers Field.According to city documents, back in August 2010, Yaniz threw a softball through the window of the scorekeeping booth at Wickers Field off Kennedy Drive.From a liability report: Tony had complained that the window was dangerous and unsafe for occupants. In order to prove his point, he threw the ball at the window and broke it. When contacted by city staff, He was angry and said he absolutely refused to pay for it.Would I do it again today? Absolutely, Yaniz said Tuesday. I think I did the city a favor, he said. It could have been a liability issue.He explained that as the president of the over-39 mens softball league, he has a higher calling to look out for safety at the ball field.Yaniz said he noticed last year that city workers replaced the window, formerly Plexiglas or a similar composite, with a different material.If it gets hit by a ball, its going to shatter; its going to hurt the people inside and its going to hurt the people downstairs, he said. He said he complained and was told, You can hit it with a two-by-four and it wont break. Testing that theory, he lobbed a ball from third base at the window, which shattered. Yaniz never paid for the window and the city absorbed the replacement cost through insurance. Yaniz said the cost he was quoted was $2,700 but city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the actual cost was $500.Yaniz has claimed that Julio Avael, his election opponent, is planting stories in the press as a smear campaign.I havent tried to smear him at all, Avael said. There are two facts: One is he hadnt paid his utility bills and thats a responsibility that he has and everybody else has. The other fact is he had an altercation at the park and he hasnt paid for it. Theres a pattern there.Candidate: I did the city a big favorBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST ELECTION 2011 YANIZ Pedestrian struck, killed in Key LargoAVermont woman died Monday night when she was struck by a truck in the Upper Keys, the Florida Highway Patrol says. Troopers say Betty Doe, 59, was walking across the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 at mile marker 99 around 9:20 p.m. as Phillip Guinta III, 45, of Tavernier was driving south in a 2002 Chevrolet pickup.Doe was walking from east to west with her husband and two other people. Guinta swerved to avoid Does husband and the other two but upon doing so, struck Doe, who was pronounced dead at the scene.She became the 12th traffic fatality of the year south of Florida City. Troopers say Guinta was not drinking.Meanwhile, the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office is still awaiting toxicology results from the driver of a Jeep who plowed into two homeless people on Sept. 5, killing them and himself.The driver, Mark Dawood, 35, of Key West died along with Lauren LaFlair, 57, whom troopers described as homeless. Another homeless man was also killed in the crash at the Key Haven boat ramp, but his name hasnt been released because next of kin havent been found.Doe becomes 12th fatality of the yearUPPER KEYSKeynoter StaffWomans body found at marinaAuthorities say foul play isnt suspected in the death of a woman Sunday whose body was found in water at a Stock Island marina. Betty Robertson, 71, was found in the water at 7 a.m. at the Old Island Marina on Shrimp Road, where she was living on a boat with her husband and a friend, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.The agency says her husband, Warren Robertson, 64, and the friend had gone out Saturday night and got back to the boat around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. They reportedly didnt see anything unusual but, at 7 a.m., the friend went outside on deck and found her body.Detective Manny Cuervo said it appears Robertson fell into the water as she tried to climb either from the boat to the dock, or from the dock to the boat. Her body was caught between the boat and dock; her clothing was tangled on piling and rebar, and her head was in the water and her legs stuck up out of it. Cuervo says it looks like after falling into the water, she couldnt get herself back upright and may have drowned.Authorities: Foul play not suspectedSTOCK ISLANDAssisted-living lease still non-starterAs expected, the Key West City Commission on Monday postponed a vote on giving a city lease to the would-be developer of an assisted-living facility on the Truman Waterfront.Rick Dover, the owner of senior housing developer Family Pride Corp., told commissioners that in order to secure $10.2 million in financing he needs to build the facility, he has to have a 99-year lease with terms certain. But, he said, he doesnt.Among the chief issues: If he were to sell the building after he develops it, how it would be conveyed to a new owner under the auspices of an ongoing city lease.As proposed by city staff, the lease would be a 49-year agreement with five 10-year options. The rent structure, which has not been finalized, is $1 per year for 10 years; in years 11 through 20, that would jump to $37,400 annually; and in years 21 to 49, $50,400 per year. But if Dover sells, those ground rents would be subject to renegotiation with the new operator. I cant finance anything other than a 99-year lease, Dover said, explaining that a 49-year lease with renewal options is not the same as an outright 99-year lease.Further, Dover said, If a successor has to renegotiate these terms, then I dont have a 99-year lease I can finance. Maybe we can come up with some language everyone can deal with. If theres one legal point that Im absolutely adamant about, City Attorney Shawn Smith cautioned commissioners, it is the assignment provision to require any potential developer that comes in after Family Pride to come before this commission for approval. I urge you very strongly to maintain your level of control over this project.Dovers plan calls for the first phase to be all assistedliving units, paid through a straight rent model, comprising 10 low-income units for $1,100 per month, eight moderate-income units for $1,700 per month and 42 market-rate units going for $3,800 each month.The current plan is quite different from earlier incarnations that included 70 or more independent-living units. Thats been put off for the time being, and if it were to proceed, the developer would have to secure another lease for adjacent property owned by Keys Energy Services.Commissioners generally agreed there is an acute need for senior housing in Key West, but expressed concerns about the lease terms and, in the case of Commissioner Teri Johnston, the site.I do believe that you would probably have your shovels in the ground if you were not requesting four acres of some of the most valuable, expensive property in the United States. Were trying to force a use on this very valuable piece of property that doesnt make sense.Commissioner Mark Rossi reaffirmed the need but was clear the process needs to proceed with more scrutiny.Im living this every day with my dad, he said. I want this as bad as anybody. Christ, Im scared of going on vacation anymore. Im for an assisted-care facility but weve got to get it right.At a meeting on Friday, members of the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board postponed their point-bypoint review of the lease until the terms are finalized. Before commissioners vote on the matter, the waterfront board will take a second look.Commission delays vote on approvalBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTCity opts for Bermello for parkDeparting from the recommendation of an advisory panel, the Key West City Commission on Monday chose Bermello Ajamil and Partners Inc. to serve as designer and project manager on a planned park at the Truman Waterfront. Bermello beat out Atkins, formerly Post Buckley Schuh and Jernigan, for the contract, the terms and price of which have yet to be negotiated. Bermello was the top choice of four commissioners, with commissioners Teri Johnston and Barry Gibson opting for Atkins; Commissioner Clayton Lopez was absent. Mayor Craig Cates explained his vote for Bermello: Why I voted the way I did was because of experience on this particular location. Bermello previously spent a year working on a tourism-driven park scheme for the 33-acre parcel, employed by a private developer that has since scaled back plans to include just a marina. In the mid-1990s, Bermello worked on a U.S. Navy Base Realignment and Closure plan that transferred the site to city ownership. Cates said that could get the project under way sooner and potentially save the city some money. We have a lot of the front-end things already done, Bermello Project Manager Randy Hollingworth said. The beginning portions of this project, weve done, including site inventory, analysis and utility plans. Now we can jump into working with the community. In his presentation, Hollingworth identified factors that have to be considered moving forward: Variety, opportunity for celebrations, accessibility, diversity, safety, flexibility, sustainability, management and public participation. Every one of these has to be dealt with in their own way. Public participation is key. If a community does not buy into their neighborhood park, its almost destined for failure. Tentative plans call for an amphitheater, interactive water feature, waterfront promenade and an abundance of landscaping and green space. Gibson, who is not seeking re-election on Oct. 4, offered some general guidance to his colleagues as they develop specific plans for the park. What Ive seen so far is very homogenous; its very sterile, he said. Keep in some of the funkiness, keep in some of the Keys-y stuff. Dont put sable palm after sable palm down the side of the road so it looks like Boca Raton. Commissioner Mark Rossi echoed those sentiments: Were in South Florida, not North Florida when it comes to the palm trees.Company says public buy-in is essentialBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST
windows of my car when I drove out behind a police car, said Mark Cameron, a resident of Tampa Road in Pine Heights. The woods right next to the road were burning. Cameron said when he visited the Blue Hole nature observation area early Thursday, he saw no notices posted about a planned burn. When I found out there was a fire going on, I thought it was unusual there was nothing at the Blue Hole, which is the main attraction there, he said. That afternoon, a fire truck on his road sounded its siren until he went to see what was happening. I walked up to them and they said, You have to go now.Cameron noted, All in all, I think they did a pretty good job. Our [Big Pine Key] fire department and the [state] Division of Forestry put their equipment right in harms way on the road to protect those homes. Youve got to commend them on that. Sandy Tuttle, a resident of the nearby Eden Pines subdivision, said she left on a reef trip early in the day. The people on their boat watched the smoke from their home island grow denser by the hour.You could easily see it from the reef, Tuttle said. By the time we started coming back in on the boat, we were really concerned. It was a monstrous cloud. Driving by the burned area later that night, Tuttle said, It looked like a war zone. Tuttle said she was unaware of the planned burn. Fish and Wildlife officials said notices were posted at the Winn-Dixie plaza and other areas. And they emphasized that with the assistance of Monroe County, Everglades National Park and state fire-response units, the blaze was contained. An unusual atmospheric pattern, confirmed by the National Weather Service in Key West, rapidly changed conditions that allowed the fire to spread. When the first fires were intentionally ignited at 10:25 a.m., conditions were perfect, Heisey said. Chief among those conditions were light winds and humidity around 60 percent. Rising daily temperatures that reached 92 degrees triggered a mixing of a very dry pocket of air high in the atmosphere with groundlevel air, said Weather Service forecaster Bill South. That caused a significant drop in humidity, down to around 40 to 45 percent at that time, South said. Thats probably the driest [humidity] weve seen since May. Its very rare here to drop below 50 percent humidity in the summer. That caused addition dryness in underbrush, which spurred the fires spread. Winds also were slightly higher than forecast, Heisey said. It wasnt by much, but sometimes it doesnt take much. When it dries out, it allows the fire to do things that are unplanned. The fire had pushed beyond the line of the planned fire boundary 11:40 a.m., Cohen said. ANational Park Service helicopter started dumping water around 2:30 p.m., and evacuations began about 3 p.m. People were allowed to return home at 7 p.m.At first, conditions perfectFrom Fire,1A Wednesday,September 21,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 City of Marathon City Council Executive Session NoticeNotice is hereby given that the City Council consisting of Mayor Snead, Vice Mayor Ramsay, Councilmembers Cinque, Keating, and Worthington, City Manager Roger Hernstadt, Finance Director Peter Rosasco and City Attorney John Herin, Special Counsel Michael Burke, Chris Stearns, Tracy Marshall, Kent Hipp and Edward Scales will meet at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 27 th of 2011 at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway in an Attorney-Client Session, pursuant to Section 286.11(8), Florida Statutes, to discuss the following litigation: The Great Marathon Real Estate Co., Inc. vs. City of Marathon Case No. 2009-CA-01-M, pending in the Circuit Court for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and For Monroe County, Florida.Published Keynoter 9/21/11 pair of Florida statutes dealing with public records and security issues. The statute says records of any kind relating directly to the physical security of the facility or threat assessments conducted by any agency or any private entity are exempt from public view.Rick did say the department will continue to schedule inspection as needed to ensure the safety of the public. The next inspection is scheduled for November 2011. As with any inspection, if it is deemed necessary, the structure will be closed to the public, Rick said.Marathon resident Bernard Spinrad is president of the newly formed Friends of Old Seven group. He said while preliminary, the eventual goal would be a Middle Keys Mallory Square, referring to the waterfront Key West site thats home each night to a sunset celebration with street performers and vendors.We want to enhance it and integrate it with other nearby facilities, creating a destination type of attraction. Our eventual goal is to make it an eco-friendly tourist destination, he said. Spinrad said he met with District 6 DOTofficials on Sept. 13 and was given the figure of $18 million to rehab it to a minimum standard of safety. DOTis no longer interested in maintaining this facility. Their task in life is transportation and this doesnt transport to anything. Its going to be a long process. Everyone we talk to is interested in being supportive. But to do something, we have to come up with a lot of money, he said. Todays commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center near mile marker 48.5.Like Mallory Square?From Bridge,1A of our case. Its devastating, especially after the progress that has been made, said Norman Gardner, the son of Richard Gardner, whom LeBaron is accused of killing. These guys were actually doing a good job getting started on this case so we can get it to trial.LeBaron, who turned 35 last week, is accused of beating to death the 57-year-old Gardner of Cape Coral aboard Gardners boat on Feb. 10, 2009. The boat was docked at the Kings Pointe Marina.LeBarons then-girlfriend, Kristen Whitmore, 42, was with him and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2009. She was sentenced to 18 years in prison contingent on her cooperation in the case against LeBaron.Both were caught in Utah 12 days after the killing, based on a tip to police.Madruga said that if Zenobi doesnt garner the top job in the Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Obviously there will be some kind of delay in LeBarons trial. He also noted that the case was not about to be tried, anyway. This report was supplemented with material from The Miami Herald.Delay possibleFrom LeBaron,1 D Photo by PAULA CANNONFlames shoot over the tree during Thursdays fire in the National Key Deer Refuge.Refuge and National Weather Service staff say low humidity was to blame.City to tighten rules fornonprofitsThe Marathon City Council wants to know more about the $90,000 it will dole out to Middle Keys nonprofits this coming year. The council gives a portion of the city budget away to charities each year and last Tuesday discussed a number of possible changes to the application process for those funds. Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay said his main concern is that city money be used for services and not to pay nonprofit staff members. I would recommend no funds be used for administrative costs and 100 percent of the costs go to the people receiving the funds. That sounds tough but in a lot of cases, there is a tremendous amount of overhead generated ... and it somehow loses itself in the transition, he said. Mayor Ginger Snead agreed and said the nonprofits awarded money in the past should provide reports showing what they used it for. If they say theyre going to spend money for that purpose ... we get something that says they did, she said. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said he doesnt expect such reports would be cumbersome for nonprofits to prepare. We understand we cant overburden them with [administrative tasks], particularly if were not going to pay for it, he said, adding that his staff is preparing suggestions for a future meeting based on the councils wishes. Sixteen agencies applied for funding last year from the $90,000 pool given shortly after budget season. The requests ranged from $1,000 to $25,000 and totaled $163,900, or $73,900 more than what was available.City Council: No money for administrationBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONMosquito board finalizes budgetThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board approved its fiscal year 201112 budget Monday after cutting roughly $625,000 in spending the past 10 days. The cuts include adjustments in expected worker compensation payouts, gasoline use, capital improvements, aircraft maintenance and a commissioner housing allowance. The district operating budget totals $12.4 million, with just $9.7 million in revenues. The .4836 property tax rate is estimated to raise $9 million. At that rate, Monroe homeowners will pay .4836 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. That equals $145 for the owner of a $300,000 house. Michael Doyle, the Mosquito Control Districts director whos been on the job almost two months, said hell aim to spend $500,000 less than the approved budget in 2011-12. Thats in an effort to build up reserves the district has been rapidly depleting in recent years.Budgets are generally overestimated a little bit. Historically, ours have been highly overestimated. So some of those cuts we made were simply estimating more accurately and some were, how I put it, checks we wont be writing next year, he said. Doyle added that hes around a quarter of the way through assessing each of the districts roughly 80 positions. He said having fewer employees in the future is a necessity for budget purposes.I dont see any way around that. Four people are retiring and theyre higherpaid people. Invariably, some people will leave to take another job. Its unlikely Ill be hiring any new people, Doyle said.Director says future spending to be curtailedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL BOARD
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,September 21,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.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. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2011 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALDOT:Release bridge reportLETTERS TO THE EDITORUnemployed have rightsLosing a job is every employees nightmare. Unfortunately, that nightmare has become an ever-present reality for many members of the South Florida community. Monroe County is no exception. Unemployment rates and homelessness are at an all-time high. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature has actually made it more difficult for claimants to qualify for unemployment compensation benefits by recently passing House Bill 7005. Some of the major changes in the law include:The state will cut benefits from a maximum of 26 weeks to a maximum of 23 weeks. Depending on the unemployment rate, the maximum number of weeks could be as low as 12 weeks.The definition of misconduct for which unemployment benefits can be denied has been changed from willful and wanton disregard of an employers interests to conscious disregard and misconduct can now include actions that occur outside the workplace or working hours. Misconduct may now include a violation of an employers rule, with certain exceptions.Claimants are now required to file claims and report job searches online instead of by telephone, take a lengthy skills review assessment online, and contact five prospective employers per week. When a person makes his or her bi-weekly online report for unemployment claims, he or she must also provide the name, address and telephone number of the prospective employers that were contacted. Persons who cannot make the five work searches per week can go to a One Stop Center for re-employment services instead.The maximum amount a person can now receive is $6,325, as opposed to $7,150. Now more than ever, it is important that claimants know and protect their rights. Just because you voluntarily quit or your employer lawfully terminates you does not mean you are automatically disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation benefits. If you have been denied unemployment compensation benefits or your former employer has appealed the original decision that granted you benefits, it is important that you speak with an attorney who can explain your rights and the requirements under the new law. For more information, please call our office toll free at (877) 715-7464 or visit our website at www.lsgmi.org Alejandro Uriarte Miami Editors note: The writer is an attorney with Legal Services of the Florida Keys, a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in a variety of civil areas to low-income residents of Monroe County.Keys Sundayfilled voidKeys Sunday is only weeks shy of its sixth birthday but the decision to discontinue it means Keys folks are about to lose an old friend. Keys Sunday filled a void left years ago when a special section of the Miami Herald dedicated to Keys news was terminated. Keys Sunday has been distinctly different and on target in characterizing the island lifestyle of the Florida Keys. The teamwork and professional skills of Editor Karen Quist and Marketing Director Melanie Elder blended together, giving us an interesting selection of feature articles, an impressive pulse on business activities and superior events and tourism promotion. It is encouraging to know their work will continue on the pages of the Keynoter and the Upper Keys Reporter defining and promoting our island chain. Bill Kelly Marathon Editors note: The final edition of Keys Sunday comes out on Sept. 25.Bureaucracy rears its headMy brother died in a snorkeling accident in Marathon on Sept. 8. The police talked to me and then I received a call from the University of Miami to get consent to harvest my brothers body, as he was an organ donor. With my verbal consent to UM, the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office released the body. On Sept. 12, four days later, Gary from the Medical Examiners Office contacted me as the family representative, and informed me of the results of the autopsy. I started making arrangements to have the body picked up and cremated. The very next day, on Sept. 13, I was informed by the Medical Examiners Office that my mother, as legal next of kin, would have to sign the release for the cremation. They demanded that they needed her signature that day and if they did not have it by the close of business that very day, he was required to release the body to Social Services. My mother is elderly and lives by herself 1,200 miles away, without a fax machine or computer. The premature death of my brother has put her in shock, yet the Medical Examiners Office didnt seem to mind it simply wanted to ensure it disposed of the body by the end of the day. Why werent we informed of these requirements upon notification of my brothers death? The medical examiner stated all of that was communicated to the legal next of kin, whom he now says is my mother. Funny, my mother heard from no one regarding these requirements. The medical examiner then attempted to cover himself and say that I was the family representative who was contacted. Yes, I was notified about the death, but never by the medical examiner. Remember, he only contacted me to report the results of the autopsy, never to inform us of the requirements of my mother. So when the medical examiner needs to use me as his legal family contact its OK, but when the grieving family needs him to recognize me as the legal contact, he turns his head and hides behind his bureaucracy. Who is the public and who is the public servant? On top of this towering pile of bureaucratic stink, the threat to release the body to Social Services is a farce, as all the family wants is to have the body cremated. So what motivation do we have to jump through any hoops mandated by the medical examiner? Premature death of a loved one is already the most difficult thing to face. The attitude, disorganization and lack of compassion shown by the Medical Examiners Office was extremely upsetting and only contributed to the tragedy of the entire situation. John M. Tyson MarathonLet nature oversee itselfRe: Last Thursdays prescribed burn on Big Pine Key spreading from a planned 21 acres to around 100: Anomaly? I dont think so. Last Thursdays controlled burn, which could have injured or killed 35 homeowners minding their own business, was no anomaly. It was pure and simple the federal firefightersignorance, incompetence and interference in nature that caused this near catastrophe. The Key deer have survived perfectly well with nature taking care of underbrush burning through lightning for 1,000 years. Maybe this is a new concept for the feds? Then again, someone recently said if you put the U.S. government in charge of the Sahara Desert, it would be out of sand in five years.Mike Williams Key LargoAgency says rehab money must come from the Keys, but doesnt offer specifics on old Seven Miles woesThe state Department of Transportation is hardly known as a beacon of transparency and user-friendliness, but when it starts invoking national security as a reason for not making public an inspection report for a closed slice of road, its beyond ridiculous. But thats what the agency is doing when it comes to the old Seven Mile Bridge a span that hasnt been used for highway traffic in 29 years or for any traffic in four years. Heck, all thats allowed on it are bicyclists, pedestrians and skaters. DOTwont even let you fish off it. Everyone knows the condition of the bridge is terrible beams are rotted, girders are failing, the railing is rusting away. But the span built some 100 years ago as part of the Florida East Coast Railway is not only a physical landmark for the Keys, but a worldwide engineering landmark, as well. DOTkeeps telling us it routinely inspects the bridge and finds more failings, indicating that full closure is coming. We wanted to know the specifics of those failings since all were told is the bridge is in disrepair. So we requested the most recent inspection report, created following an inspection in May. When asked for it by reporter Ryan McCarthy, DOTspokesman Brian Rick invoked the national security card. He wrote in an e-mail: Bridge inspection reports contain information related to the physical security of the structure. Bridge inspection reports are confidential and exempt from public record... He cited Florida statute 119.071, enacted in 2008. It says records, information, photographs, audio and visual presentations, schematic diagrams, surveys, recommendations or consultations or portions thereof relating directly to the physical security of the facility or revealing security systems are exempt from public view for security reasons. We get some of that we certainly dont want out in the public realm anything that whackos could use to cause widespread harm, for example, the specific construction details of the new Jewfish Creek Bridge in Key Largo. If that were in the public sphere, someone could use it to wipe out the bridge supports and, with it, motorists crossing the span. But the old Seven Mile? This is a bridge thats already been blown up once at least in Hollywood, when terrorists bombed it in 1994s True Lies. The old span is more than just a dead piece of pavement its Marathons, and part of Monroe Countys, identity. DOTbarely even recognizes that. DOTsays the local governments and civic groups need to come up with some $22 million to keep the bridge open. If so then, DOTneeds to show the community specifics, and that means letting the public see the inspection records. Photo by PAULA CANNONFirefighters try to get a handle on the flames,which jumped the planned fire line.Dozens of residents had to be evacuated from their homes. Murdervictimsrelatives sueTaking a locket from around his neck, Jim Sitton held up a photo of his slain daughter to explain why he and his wife on Thursday filed what is expected to be a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the parents of the man who went on a murderous rampage in their Jupiter home on Thanksgiving Day 2009 and then was caught in the Florida Keys. This is about Makayla and my wifes mother, Sitton said, referring to his 6year-old daughter and his 76year-old mother-in-law, Raymonde Joseph. They were among the four relatives Paul Merhige allegedly shot before fleeing. Following the shootings, Merhige fled to the Keys but was captured 38 days later after the story of the murders aired on Americas Most Wanted. The owners of the Edgewater Lodge on Long Key were watching the show then realized the featured suspect was staying in one of their rooms and called authorities. Merhige had been staying for a month in Room 14, a $69-a-night efficiency. He rarely left it except to do laundry. Federal marshals and local law enforcement converged on the place after receiving the call, and hes been in the Palm Beach County jail ever since, charged with four counts of first-degree murder. Carole and Michael Merhige set the stage for the carnage, according to the negligence lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. In a series of e-mails, it is clear they invited their then35-year-old son to the family gathering without alerting the Sittons, the suit states. Further, when he opened fire, killing his twin sisters, Joseph and finally Makayla, they did nothing to stop him. Michael Merhige, whom they described as an ex-CIA agent who presumably had weapons training, could have done something when Pauls gun jammed as he was going after Makayla, who was in her bed. Although Michael Merhige alone was carrying a cellphone, he did not summon police, the suit states. He did nothing to stop his son who he brought into our house unannounced and uninvited, Sitton said, his voice shaking. His wife, Muriel, sat by his side, softly crying under the glare of cameras that gathered for the press conference. The Merhiges are Muriel Sittons aunt and uncle. Muriels mother was married to Carole Merhiges brother, Dr. Antoine Joseph. Attorney David Prather, who represents the couple, said they sympathize with the Merhiges, who lost their 33-year-old daughters, Lisa Knight, who was pregnant, and Carla Merhige. But, he said, the couple knew of their mentally disturbed sons propensity for violence. When he lived with them, they slept with their bedroom door locked because they feared him, the suit says. Further, they knew he had stopped taking medication to control his demons. Yet, they invited him to the gathering anyway, he said. If our clients had known, they would have said, No, he cannot come, Prather said. Keynoter staff supplemented this report.Merhige found in Florida Keys after killingsCRIME FRONTMiami HeraldKCB to finalize budgetThe Key Colony Beach City Commission meets this afternoon at 5:15 to finalize its 2011-12 budget of $2.33 million. The commission last Wednesday approved the proposed spending plan for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Mayor and Administrator Ron Sutton said he expects todays meeting will be a formality. The city expects to raise $1.13 million in property taxes next fiscal year. Its largest expenditures include $525,000 for fire and emergency medical services through the city of Marathon, and $480,200 for law enforcement. At the approved 2.2465 tax rate, homeowners will pay $2.2465 per $1,000 of assessed property value. That comes out to $674 for the owner of a $300,000 home in Key Colony. Todays meeting is scheduled for City Hall.Commission meets today at City HallKEY COLONY BEACHKeynoter Staff
Wednesday,September 21,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 CITYOFMARATHON NOTICE OFSECOND PUBLIC HEARING The City of Marathon is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and its successor, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), for a grant under the Economic Development category in the amount of $735,000 under the 2011 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The proposed project is the development of the Crane Point Eco-Adventure Canopy Tour Program on property owned and controlled by Crane Point located at 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The project will feature a number of zip lines and will provide an opportunity for people to actively utilize the Crane Point property. Other features of the property will be renovated in support of this activity. The program funds will be used in conjunction with Monroe County Tourist Development Council Funds and leveraged Crane Point funds. The preliminary budget, including leveraged funding, is as follows: Proposed Budget Preliminary The City has adopted an anti-displacement and relocation plan and will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in the budget and policy. No persons are anticipated to be displaced as a result of this project. All affected City of Marathon, FLresidents are invited to attend the public hearing to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the application, which will be held on September 27, 2011, at 5:30 PM, or as soon as possible thereafter as the matter can be heard during the City Council Meeting held at 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 in the EOC Room. For information concerning the public hearing and/or grant application contact Susie Thomas, Community Services Director, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL, phone number 305-743-0033. Acopy of the application will be available for review at the office of the Community Services Director, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The application will be submitted to DCAas soon as possible after September 27, 2011. All City of Marathon, FLresidents have the right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City Clerk anytime prior to the public hearing. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any manner considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The EOC Room is a handicap accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact the City Clerk at 305-743-0033, at least four (4) calendar days prior to the date of the hearing and an interpreter or Telecommunication Device (TDD) will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to obtain information about the hearing or to request an interpreter for the hearing should also call the City Clerks office at 305-743-0033 at least four (4) calendar days prior to the hearing. Si necesita esta informacion en espanol por favor de llame Marathon at 305-743-0033. Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCAwith the application. The disclosures will be made available by the City of Marathon and DCAfor public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five years. 1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest. in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholders, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. AFAIR HOUSING/EQUALOPPORTUNITY/HANDICAPACCESS JURISDICTION The budget detail is preliminary and may change, but in no case will the amount requested exceed $750,000, as this is the limit of the State program. It is anticipated that 90% of the jobs created will benefit low income people, although the final number may vary. The project will create and/or retain the following Full Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs, of which 19 will be new low income (LMI) jobs: FTEs Retained orCreated PreliminaryPublished Keynoter 9/21/11 Construction of Facilities Related to Zip Line Installation and Rehab of Existing Facilities Parking Lot Eng and Prof Services Administration of CDBG TOTAL $627,700 $8,500 $40,000 $58,800 $735,000 $75,000 $10,000 $85,000 $25,000 $25,000 Retained FTEs New Non-LMI FTEs New LMI FTEs TOTALFTEs 3.5 2 19 24.5 Activity CDBGTourist Dev CouncilCrane Point Source of Funding In addition, Crane Point will fund the following costs for operations, none of which will be funded by CDBG funds: Operating Costs (Non-Grant Funds) Equipment$30,000Vehicles$10,000 Payroll$85,000Insurance/Admin$30,000 PR/Marketing$50,000Training/Consult$30,000 The complete Florida Keys news and information source. Fishermens opens centerFishermens Hospitals Physical Therapy Center recently moved to a larger location at 33 Ships Way Road on Big Pine Key and added new rehabilitation equipment. The physical therapy center offers physical and occupational therapy services to those living between Marathon and Key West. The new center, which opened in July, has two physical therapists, Cindy Mooneyham and Randy Hochberg, and an occupational therapist, Christy Minor, who also serves as center manager. Physical therapist Jeff Coe and physical therapy assistant Karen Angle help out when the center is busy. Working with the patientsphysicians, the therapists develop treatment plans to help patients return to their normal activities after injuries and surgeries. The extensive equipment at the new center includes treadmills, weights, recumbent steppers and bicycles, arm bikes, ultrasound, electric stimulation and traction. Also available are state-of-the-art rehabilitation machines to shorten the recovery process. Occupational therapy specializes with rehabilitation of the upper extremities. Minor has specialized training and expertise in rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. For more information about the center on Big Pine or the one in Marathon, call 289-9950.Larger facility offers rehab on Big Pine KeyHEALTH CARE Contributed photoPhysical Therapist Cindy Mooneyham instructs Dieter Gerlach on the proper procedures for using the recumbent bicycle to strengthen his knees.He recently underwent double knee replacement surgery.Gerlach and wife Ilse are dance instructors who work on cruise ships.Their next cruise is in November,so Gerlach is working hard to get his knees back in shape.IN BRIEFKey Largo chamber has new boardThe Key Largo Chamber of Commerce recently elected a new board of directors, reports Jackie Harder, the chambers president. Returning for another two-year term are Nola Acker, First State Bank; Dawn DeBrule, Upper Keys Marine Construction; Rick Hill, Key Largo Fisheries; Rob Mitchell, Keys Diver; Cheryl Powers, Sea Tow Key Largo; and Bob Stoky, Florida Keys Restaurant Management. Elected for the first time are Rick Freeburg, Mariners Hospital; and Bob Thomas, Key Largo Chocolates. The electees join Russ Yagel, Hershoff Lupino & Yagel; Jim Saunders, Bayview Homes; Howard Kolbenheyer, Snappers; and Ana Zalesky, Realtor; to round out the 2012 board. The board will be installed during a chamber banquet Oct. 8 at the Key Largo Marriott. BusinessRegulators approve higher sinkhole ratesResponding to criticism from customers in a handful of sinkhole prone counties, Florida insurance regulators late Monday approved a slate of scaled-back sinkhole premium increases for policyholders in the statebacked insurance pool. The Office of Insurance Regulation signed off on new rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corp., but not before slashing proposed rate hikes for sinkhole premiums that in some cases were originally slated to increase by thousands of dollars a year. Instead, OIR approved a schedule of premium increases for 2012 that raise sinkhole rates by a statewide average of 32.8 percent, less than onetenth of a proposed 447-percent increase that the Citizens board voted in July to request. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Citizens now the largest property insurer in the state did not adequately justify the rates it had proposed and that changes made by lawmakers earlier this year would reduce future losses, thus alleviating the immediate need to boost rates in some cases by more than 2,600 percent. The offices decision is intended to reflect the Legislatures intention to give Citizens actuarially supportable rates for the sinkhole portion of the premium, McCarty said in a statement. Although more credible data and study is required, these established rates will start Citizens on the path of having a sound rate for their sinkhole risk. Critics of the original rate hike hailed the agencys decision to cushion the blow of increases that in a handful of counties would have amounted to sinkhole rates climbing by nearly $1,000 a year even after Citizens board voted last week to phase in the rates and cap increases next year at 50 percent. The agencys decision will have the most impact in a handful of counties that make up Sinkhole Alley. Citizens officials have said they were required to ask for the hefty increases after lawmakers passed SB 408 earlier this year. Among its many provisions, the bill requires Citizens to charge actuarially sound rates for sinkhole coverage. In its final ruling, the agency said changes made by lawmakers in SB 408 may likely result in substantially lower losses going forward as a number of provisions kick in that reduce the scope of sinkhole coverage offered by Citizens. The agency also stressed that Citizens rates could not be raised to recoup past losses but must be based on expected future risk. Now a fraction of Citizens original requestBy MICHAEL PELTIERThe News Service of FloridaINSURANCE
Before more Monroe County employees can move into office space at Jackson Square in Key West, County Administrator Roman Gastesi wants to explore adding a parking garage to the site. Theres square footage available in the three-story Jefferson B. Brown Courthouse Annex, which Gastesi said could accommodate about 40 staffers from the Monroe County Attorneys Office and the Monroe County Public Defenders Office. Both of those departments are housed in rented office space; Gastesi said moving them would begin to chip away at the $500,000 the county pays annually in rent.But first, he needs to come up with a solution to the already-tight parking situation; the first step is getting the County Commission to authorize $12,500 in design fees to Currie Sowards Aguila Architects for preliminary design work on a three-story, 300-spot parking garage.It would be located off Thomas Street behind the Freeman Justice Center in the footprint of an existing lot containing around 100 parking spaces. We want to be able to utilize our offices downtown more in that area, Gastesi said. To do that, we recognize that parking is a problem. Weve got the square footage, but parking is definitely a problem. Kevin Wilson, the countys senior director of engineering, said the parking situation is already a nightmare, and that the employee lot is almost always full. Deputy County Administrator Debbie Frederick said that on a daily basis, 203 county employees make the trip to Jackson Square. That comprises 80 people working for the County Clerks Office, 32 working for the State Attorneys Office, 54 working at the Freeman Justice Center, 17 with Public Works, 13 Sheriffs Office deputies and seven with the county Supervisor of Elections Office. Gastesi and Wilson said the plan for a parking garage is in its infancy; if it moves forward, the public process would include concurrency from Key West city staff and from area neighbors and property owners.What we want to do, Wilson said, is see what we can fit in the site plan, whats architecturally attractive and what makes economic sense.The county purchased the existing parking lot, about 25,654 square feet, in 1991 for $800,000. According to the Property Appraisers Office, the land is worth $2.28 million. Gastesi also noted that, the need for parking notwithstanding, before employees could be moved into the Jefferson Browne building, that space would require some renovations.The County Commission meets all day today at the Marathon Government Center. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,September 21,2011 TOTALNUDITY... 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FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 09/21/11 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 Annual bikerfest called a successMotorcyclists filled Florida Keys roads and Key West streets over the weekend, but the Phil Peterson Key West Poker Run passed with few complaints or mishaps. There were so many motorcycles that the Key West police closed Duval Street all the way to Truman, said Jerry Sanders, an organizer with the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. Thats never happened before. The number of riders making the ride to Key West, and the number who entered the poker-hand contest, were still being sorted at press time but the 39th annual event was a success, Sanders said. When there are no serious accidents and virtually no police incidents, thats a success, he said.Key West police made 93 traffic stops over the threeday event, with 43 citations issued. Of four driving-underthe-influence arrests made in Key West, only two apparently were directly related to the poker run, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said.We established two quiet zones on Eaton and North Roosevelt, but there did not seem to be the number of loud motorcycles we usually have, Crean said. It was generally quiet with no real bad things. One rider Ruskin Passaro, 37, of Miami was arrested on a count of carrying a concealed handgun after being stopped on a DUI count around 7:25 p.m. Friday on North Roosevelt Boulevard, according to police. A.380-caliber handgun was found in Passaros pocket. Officers noted the defendant was carrying a concealed-weapons permit that expired in 2004. One motorcycle, a 2008 Honda CBR, was stolen from the Fairfield Inn parking lot before dawn Sunday. Owner Yudel Cabera of North Miami Beach estimated the bike to be worth around $10,600. The speedy sport bike was recovered at 2:15 a.m. Sunday when the thief apparently dumped it on Big Pine Key while being chased by Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies. The motorcycle was chased after being clocked traveling at 99 mph in a 45 mph zone. Several hours later, deputies tried to question a suspect in the theft found along U.S. 1, but he escaped on foot. David Menendez, 35, of Miami was arrested on a count of reckless driving after two deputies said he was operating a northbound motorcycle that nearly struck them while the officers were out of their vehicles at mile marker 108.9Few incidents of bad nature are reportedKEY WEST POKER RUN Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWMotorcycles parked along Duval Street in Key West Saturday draw admiring glances from participants in the annual Petersons Key West Poker Run,sponsored by Petersons Harley-Davidson of Miami.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comGastesi floats 300-spot parking garageAdministrator: Spots needed to move staffBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCOUNTY GOVERNMENT Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis 100-space parking lot at Jackson Square is usually filled before 9 a.m.on weekdays. Located at 503 Thomas St.,the lot is bounded on three sides by condos and houses in the upscale Truman Annex gated community.U.S. 1 medians getting more treesAfter much second-guessing, the Marathon City Council agreed last Tuesday to transfer roughly $72,000 in beautification dollars back to a U.S.1 median tree-planting project. The first phase of that project, along the length of Florida Keys Marathon Airport, began in late April and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The $36,000 worth of median trees were approved along with $72,000 to landscape the bike path in front of the airport. But the citys Community Image Advisory Board second-guessed its own decision to support that project in early March. Board Chairman Peter Chapman recommended reallocating the money to the median but the board stood by the bikepath trees. Six months later, Chapman says the airport landscaping project has hit a couple glitches. Theres some areas that wont be able to be planted. We had a discussion and based on the delay and our desire to move forward with landscaping, wed ask the council to consider transferring funding from that to the median project, he said.The council agreed, voting 4-1 to transfer the money toward more median trees. Councilman Pete Worthington was the lone dissenter. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said the goal is to plant trees in the medians from 107th Street north to Coco Plum Drive. Utility lines in place under some medians could affect design, he said.Were going to begin the process to look at the medians and make a decision if we can replicate things weve already done [in front of the airport] or just ground cover. We may have a couple [medians] we have to do original designs for, he said.Money shifted from bike path at airportBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONDriving, texting goes to panelThe chairman of the Florida House subcommittee that deals with highway safety pledged Tuesday that the panel will take up legislation aimed at reducing distracted driving.Rep. Brad Drake, REucheeanna, said he is open to considering a change in the law, or at least looking at the problem of driving while texting or doing other things. Drakes comments came after Rep. Irv Slosberg, a longtime advocate for more stringent driving safety laws, used the committee appearance of an official from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to raise the point that it remains legal to text and drive.Slosberg, who often says he went into politics to make roads safer because of the death in a car crash of one of his daughters, asked Motor Vehicles Legislative Affairs Director Steven Fielder how many distracted driving tickets are given in a year by the Florida Highway Patrol, which is overseen by the agency.None, because there is not a law prohibiting distracted driving, Fielder acknowledged. Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, said afterward that he intends to file legislation this year that would make it illegal for minors to text and drive, but probably not adults.News Service of FloridaFLORIDA LEGISLATURE
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 21,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 3B Love of the Earth Our founding fathers were more than political leaders;they were also our founding farmers. Story, 6B Healthy living An upcoming health fair in Key West offers all sorts of free tests and screenings. Story, 6B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleRoberts emerges in QB slotAnew quarterback showed the way, and another diminutive running back looked sensational Friday night as the Key West High football team routed West Broward, 42-6, at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Donald Roberts, replacing the much shorter Tommy Ruffennach, who had started the first two games at quarterback, ran for two touchdowns and passed for another TD and a two-point conversion. One of his TD runs was for 44 yards. Deonte Stemage, a sophomore who once played for Marathon, broke off scoring runs of 26 and 41 yards and showed that he is even faster then NaQuan McNeill, who gained more than 200 yards the week before. And a third back emerged against West Broward junior Norman Lopez, who ran 33 yards for a TD. The speediest Conch of all senior wideout Clive Georges scored on a 32yard pass play and also snagged Robertsconversion pass in the corner of the end zone. The Conchs, who led 13-0 at the half, won their second consecutive game and improved to 2-1. They had close to 400 yards in total offense, twice as many as the defense allowed. West Broward (0-3) lost two fumbles and didnt have a first down in the red zone. The Bobcats never recovered from having a TD pass called back because of a penalty early in the first quarter. We stop people before they get in the open field, said coach Jerry Hughes. We have to stop them before they get past the linebackers because we have no speed in the secondary. Key West, which is off this week, will next play at Hialeah Gardens in a rare Saturday afternoon game on Oct. 1.His arm, legs help give Conchs a big victoryKEY WEST 42,WEST BROWARD 6 By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Brian Hughey and Jecori Sala (4) stop West Browards Keenan Thompson in his tracks after Thompson receives a handoff in Friday nights game. Key West, Coral Shores split swim meet at FKCC poolCoral Shores High swimming coach Jon Olsen stood on the sunny deck of the Florida Keys Community College pool Friday afternoon, eager for his teams season the Aug. 31 scheduled opener had been cancelled by weather to finally begin. We have a lot of talent and some good freshmen, but with high school kids you dont know what to expect, said Olsen, who, as an Olympic gold-medal winner, qualifies as an astute assessor of aquatic talent. As the meet with Key West began to unfold, one of those freshman, Kelsea Volland, stood out. After winning the 200-yard individual medley relay in 2 minutes, 17 seconds, she came back to win the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02. That was no surprise to Olsen. Shes been in our Florida Keys Swim Club for three years she always wants to do more, he said. Asked if she was the latest Hurricane phenom, the 14year-old Volland, who wore a colorful suit and a green bathing cap, smiled and, through braces, said, I guess. It comes pretty naturally to me, but it takes a lot of practice, she said of swimming, adding that the backstroke was her favorite it feels right for me. Volland helped lead the Coral Shores girls to a 109-61 victory. Other Hurricane winners included Taelor Cuppett in the 100 backstroke, Sarah Blackwell in the 50 freestyle, Raisa Santiesteban in the 100 free and Katie Fry in the 500 free. The tightest girls race saw the ConchsDora DeMaria (1:16.16) nip the Hurricanes Fry (1:16.61) in the 100 breaststroke. I knew she was close to me because I could see her shadow in the pool floor, DeMaria said. The Key West boys team had enough depth to win, 9277, even though senior A.J. Hally was the only one of two Conchs (Vincent Wassylenko was first in the 100 back) to win an individual event. Hally won the 50 free and 100 free in personal-best times of 23.80 and 52.93. Hally, whose body fat is next to zero, had knifed through 82-degree water that he deemed chilly. I like colder water because it shocks you when you get in, he said. Hurricane boy winners were Luis Santiesteban (200 IM and 500 free), Evan Zekthi (200 free and 100 fly) and Daniel Michael (100 breast). The Hurricane girls and boys each won the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay.Cane girls win while Conch boys victoriousPREP SWIMMINGBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor Photo by BERT BUDDECoral Shores freshman Kelsea Volland swims her way to winning the 100-yard butterly in Fridays meet against Key West.Time to weed out the dolphinIts time to drop everything and go dolphin fishing. In the Middle Keys, its been all about the weed line for fantastic dolphin catches. The line has been hanging anywhere from 10 to 15 miles out and, in some spots, its nearly half a mile wide. That much real estate enables you to troll down one side of the weed line, catch plenty of fish, come through the weeds and troll your way toward home, catching more fish the entire time. There are lots of wahoo and tripletail in the same weed areas. The bigger the weed patch, the more likely it is to hold fish. The wahoo are not very large, with most in the fiveto 10-pound range. Still, some of the best eating fish youll ever have. When theyre as plentiful as they are right now, it doesnt hurt to take a couple of the wee-hoos home for dinner. The most successful strategy for dolphin and wahoo has been trolling small lures down the edges of the weed line, although rigged ballyhoo are also working. If no dolphin show but you pick up a few almaco jack or rainbow runners, it pays to come back through trolling a deep diving plug to get the wahoo that may be present. Ive been using a Yo-zuri hybrid in dolphin colors. Jet heads rigged with wire and trolled on a drail to keep the bait down in the water column will also work. The tripletail are hanging on buckets and pieces of wood among the weeds and are taking any small baits. Some captains are finding small pinfish work best for the largest of the fish. The yellowtail bite remains good on the reef anywhere from the patches to 100 feet deep. Start deep and if the sharks are getting all the tails or the larger fish arent cooperating, work your way up shallower until you can get them in the boat. There have been reports of more mutton snapper and medium-size amberjack on the deeper wrecks. Plus, kingfish and some very large cero mackerel are showing on the wrecksTheyre pretty thick now, so no problemFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Eagles fall in offensive eruptionApep rally sets the stage for Island Christian Schools home opener Saturday with the football Eagles working to rediscover their defense. The Eagles (2-1) dropped a 54-26 game at Donahue Academy of Ave Maria last weekend after the host Shamrocks (2-1) rang up 35 points in the first quarter of the six-man game. Were a lot better than we played at Donahue, ICS head coach Bruce Gendron said. Apep rally begins about 7 p.m. Friday at the Islamorada campus, following the 5:30 Friday home volleyball match between the Lady Eagles and Calusa Prep. The Sharks of Oasis Charter in Cape Coral arrive at the ICS field, at mile marker 83.4, for kickoff at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. No record for Oasis was available at press time. Island Christian assembled its best offensive game of the season against Donahue, Gendron said, but the Shamrocks came out with a strong ground game that charged by the Eagle defensive front. They set us back on our heels a bit, Gendron said. Their runners got through the front and left it up to our secondary to make stops. We made some adjustments that slowed them down, he said, but we didnt figure it out fast enough. Donahue was ahead, 4119, by halftime. Veteran quarterback and defensive back Matt Cavanagh was the ICS player of the game with a 99-yard passing game and nine tackles on defense. He also put all the Eagle kickoffs into the end zone, the coach said. Shaka Smith, a big seventh-grader, scored three Eagle touchdowns. He had a 68-yard kickoff return, a 40yard TD reception from Cavanagh and an 8-yard scoring run. Ranger Gilliland ran for 77 ICS yards, including a 5-yard touchdown burst and two extra-point runs.Next for ICS is Oasis Charter of Cape CoralDONAHUE ACADEMY 54,ISLAND CHRISTIAN 26By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBarry Surdin,Scott Kazdan,his 11-year-old son Matt, Paul DeBlasis and his 11-year-old son Tyler show their great catch of dolphin and wahoo for Matts 11th birthday.The crew was on the SeaSquared.See Fishing,2B
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Call 849-0293 or 743-2431 PLUMBING Ernest E.Rhodes PLUMBINGLicensed CFC1427241 10700 5TH Ave,Gulf,Marathon 743-7072 STUMP GRINDING STUMP GRINDINGFree Estimates 872-9877 TIKI HUTS Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 FLORIDA KEYS NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYDOUBLETREE GRAND KEYRESORT 3990 South Roosevelt Boulevard Key West, Florida 33040 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues) and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com ., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, email@example.com as well as the reef. In the bay, the mangrove snapper bite has gotten quite good now that the spawn is over and the waters are beginning to cool slightly. This fishery will improve with each passing week into the fall. There are still some nice trout around the grass banks in the Middle Keys. Both the mangroves and the trout are being taken primarily on shrimp, with the largest snappers responding to small pinfish and live ballyhoo.The weeks bestCapt. Dallas Tisdale guided Chuck and Nancy, from Cincinnati, to the basics of catching blackfin tuna and dolphin at the Islamorada hump. They boated three football tuna and a couple of dolphin in a productive day of Fishing 101. Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, had another great week of fishing the reef and offshore. His highlight was hosting marine artist B.J. Royster, her husband James and sister Clara for an awesome half day of catching yellowtail snapper, cero mackerel and large kingfish. The SeaSquared was thrilled to get in on the outstanding dolphin bite with groups from Ohio and Florida. On both trips, we were ankle deep in dolphin, with wahoo as a bonus for the Kazdan crew from the Fort Lauderdale area. We also did a few reef trips in which our anglers caught yellowtail and mangrove snapper with some cero mackerel and amberjack thrown in to the mix. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Reel Lucky Charters at Turtle Kraals in Key West, fished in 250 to 450 feet off the Key West sea buoy. Trolling ballyhoo, they caught wahoo, dolphin and bonito. Inshore, the snapper and dolphin are still hungrily taking cut threadfin herring and small jigs. And in the Gulf just outside the Northwest Channel, the mangrove snapper, Goliath grouper and big sharks were tearing up his anglers.Casting for CharityAnd remember, Capt. Spiders Casting for Charity takes place Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and this week benefits the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@bellsouth.net and www.SeaSquaredCharters.com.Its all dolphinFrom Fishing,1B KEYSNET.COM Suns set down the football DolphinsOn paper, it was a daunting task and it played out that way on the field Friday night But Marathon High School football coach Lance Martin said his Dolphins are a better team after a 56-0 loss to University School of Nova Southeastern University. MaxPreps.com ranks the Suns (3-0) the fourth-best team in Florida and 28th nationally, while Marathon (1-2) is in the midst of Martins first rebuilding year in almost a decade. He estimated a dozen Division I prospects played for University Friday. It was a pretty decent game for almost the whole first quarter. The kids played well; they exceeded all my expectations of what we could do against them, Martin said. The Dolphins managed just 56 yards rushing and another 73 passing. Quarterback Tommy Dodamead was 5-for-6 for 46 yards, while Karlos Perez (31 yards) and Trevelle Beckford (30 yards) were the teams leading receivers. Beckford also led the team with 23 yards rushing on seven carries. Martin said he believes the team gained confidence by sustaining several drives against such a strong defense. I think our kids learned a lot. We actually moved the ball at times [and] strung together a few first downs, he said. The Dolphin defense allowed 172 yards rushing, but held the vaunted Suns passing attack, led by QB Gunnar Holcombe, to 158 yards. Yoniel Esquirol had seven solo tackles, three assists and a forced fumble. Martin admitted the Sunssize and depth was overwhelming, but it was turnovers that hurt the Dolphins more than anything else. He said University scored four times off Marathon turnovers inside its own 20yard line. Marathons most promising drive was its first. Beckford broke the opening kickoff for 65 yards and set the Dolphins up in Suns territory. The Dolphins picked up a first down but failed to convert a fourth-down attempt. The game remained scoreless until late in the first quarter, when University scored off two Dolphin turnovers to lead 14-0 after one quarter. A fumble and two bad punts in the second quarter gave them all the field position they needed, leading to three more scores and a 350 halftime deficit. The Suns scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter and another in the fourth to seal the final score. Marathon is scheduled to visit Archbishop Curley Saturday for a 2 p.m. game in Miami.Powerful University is too muchUNIVERSITY 56,MARATHON 0 By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPhoto courtesy KAREN McKEONMarathon High Schools Yoniel Esquirol carries the ball during a 56-0 loss Friday to University School,the No.4-ranked team in Florida and 28th in the country,according to MaxPreps.com.Esquirol led the Dolphinsdefense with seven solo tackles,three assists and a forced fumble.All Dolphins swim into the finalsThe Marathon High School swim team fared well against a number of strong swimming programs over the weekend at an invitational meet hosted by Gulliver Prep. Many of the Dolphins20 swimmers posted personalbest times in both the middle and high school meets, and all but one made the finals in their event. Eleven schools took part and up to 44 swimmers competed for 20 spots in the final for each event. Coach Sarah Maschal said the team did well given its youth and having fewer participants than most schools. There was a lot of tough competition, so the fact they all got to the finals was nice, she said. Among the personal bests posted by the Dolphins Saturday:Sophomore Malorie Woodbury placed 10th in the 100-yard freestyle at 1:02.Sixth-grader Abby Gracy placed sixth in the middle-school 50-yard backstroke final in 44.58 seconds.The middle school girls 200-yard medley relay team of Gracy, Claire McCarthy, Autumn Tipsword and Audrey Mathis finished in 3:08.94.The high school girls 200-yard freestyle relay team of Abi Connell, Markie Sandusky, Woodbury and Kyra Simcic-Swanson placed fifth in 1:57.65.The high school boys 200-yard freestyle relay team took fifth in 1:56.17. Its made up of Will Wolfe, Duncan McCarthy, Forrest Williams and Brendon Stearns. The Dolphins are scheduled to visit Westminster Christian School today at 4 p.m. The Keys team among 11 at invitationalMARATHON SWIMMIMGBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Wednesday,September 21,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A d / 3831400 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTYNOTICETOALL INTERESTEDPERSONS FloridaFishandWildlife ConservationCommission tookcustodyofa 12foot, orangeandYellow,two seatedkayak. Thevesselwas foundlost/abandonedon 9/6/11, onthe Bayside,in ButtonwoodSound onstate watersinMonroeCounty. PursuanttoFloridaStatute 705,thepropertywillbe disposedofunlessaclaimby therightfulownerorthelien holderisreceivedby 12/5/11. Sendclaimsinwritingto:FWC, DivisionofLawEnforcement, 2796OverseasHighway,Suite 100,Marathon,FL33050. Attention: OfficerHoover, 11-8133. PublishSeptember14,21, 2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3924600 LEGALNOTICE PursuanttotheEmergency PlanningandCommunity Right-To-KnowAct(EPCRA), theDistrictXILocalEmergency PlanningCommittee(LEPC) announcestheavailabilityof thefollowinginformation:TierII ReportingForms,304Release NoticesandtheDistrictXI HazardousMaterials EmergencyPlan.Toobtain information,pleasecontactthe LEPCCoordinatorat(954) 985-4416. PublishSeptember21,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3796700INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.11-CP-49-M A A DivisionMiddleKeys INRE:ESTATEOF MILDREDA.MARSHALL A/K/AMARYMILDRED MARSHALL, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofMildredA.Marshalla/k/a MaryMildredMarshall, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasApril13,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-6233,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof A A thisnoticeisSeptember14, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: WendiJohnson,PR 536WindyRoad Mt.Juliet,Tennessee37122 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardE.Warner,Esq. A ttorneyforWendiJohnson, PR FloridaBarNumber:283134 RICHARDE.WARNER,P.A. P.O.Box501317 12221OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 Telephone:(305)743-6022 Fax:(305)743-6216 E-Mail: richardrewarnerlaw.com PublishSeptember14,21, 2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3975800 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonOctober17,2011 inaccordancetoFlorida StatuteSection713.78for unpaidtowing&storage. 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A nypersonclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateofthelis pendensmustfileaclaimwithin sixty(60)daysafterthesale. TheCourt,initsdiscretion,may enlargethetimeofthesale. Noticeofthechangedtimeof saleshallbepublishedas providedherein. DATED: By:M.Arguez DeputyClerkoftheCourt Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,theprovisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontactthe A DACoordinator,Ms.Judy Greeneat502Whitehead A A Street,KeyWest,FL33040; telephonenumber 305-295-3127two(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis notice;ifyouarehearing impaired,calltheFloridaRelay Servicesat1-800-955-8771 (TTY);ifyouarevoice impaired,calltheFloridaRelay Servicesat1-800-955-8770. 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MonroeCountySchoolDistrict PurchasingDepartment PublishSeptember21,24,28, October1,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 3831300 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-11-CP-176-K DivisionLowerKeys INRE:ESTATEOF FLORENCEM.MILLER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofFLORENCEM.MILLER, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJuly16,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-7268,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,Florida33040.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED Canes look for redemption in NaplesCoral Shores High Schools football Hurricanes plan to make a better impression on their second road trip to the states west coast. On Friday, the Hurricanes nearly return to the scene of a 35-14 loss to First Baptist Academy of Naples on Sept. 16. Now that weve learned how to play a game three hours away, its an unbelievable chance to do it over the right way, Cane head coach Ed Holly said Monday. The Hurricanes (2-1) face Community School of Naples (1-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. Its about a mile from the site of last weeks encounter with First Baptist (2-1). That was the first time this season weve gone up against a team thats much bigger and stronger than us, Holly said. First Baptist has a big and physical quarterback playing behind a huge offensive line. Coral Shores kept it competitive, Holly said, but penalties and missed chances frustrated the Hurricanes on both sides of the ball. It really wasnt nearly as lopsided as the score looks, he said. Our kids never quit and kept going all the way through the fourth quarter. They made us proud. Hurricane senior speedster Andre Whitehead scored both Coral Shores touchdowns on runs of 24 yards in the second quarter and 50 yards in the third. Whitehead ran nine times for 111 yards. Backs Andrew Garcia carried 14 times for 97 yards, and Kodi Roberts added 61 yards on 10 tries.. But First Baptist quarterback Corey Todd ran for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns himself, and threw for another score. Lion runner Alex Garcia added another 105 yards on the ground. It was the kind of game where we needed to play flawlessly to come away with a victory, and we didnt, Holly said. First Baptist scored early in the first quarter after a Cane defender tipped a pass, but the Lion receiver made the catch for a 28-yard touchdown. Cane returner Chase Casrao raced nearly 70 yards with the following kickoff to the Lion 12-yard line, but penalties bogged the drive that ended in a missed field goal. The Canes trailed at halftime, 21-7. Offensively we did a good job after it took us about a quarter to get started, Holly said. For much more on this story, go to www.KeysNet .com/sports.2-1 squad looks to reverse loss from FridayFIRST BAPTIST 35,CORAL SHORES 14By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgGulliver sweeps Dolphins,ConchsGulliver Prep was too much for the Key West and Marathon golf teams in last weekends two-day tournament at the Key West Golf Club. In a nine-hole match Friday afternoon, Gulliver shot a 159, the Conchs came in at 171 and the Dolphins shot 189. In 18 holes on Saturday, Gulliver won with 295 and Key West and Marathon followed with 368 and 387, respectively. The Conchs played Saturday without their top two players, Evan DeRoche and Joseph Arazi, who were at a junior tournament. There was no way we could beat them without those two, so it was a learning experience for our younger guys, said coach George Twyman, who has been disappointed in his teams recent performances. DeRoche led the Conchs on Friday with a 34, followed by Nick Patrocky (42), A.J. Davila (45) and Trevor Pike (50). On Saturday, Patrocky led again with an 82, ahead of Davila and Pike, who both shot 90, and Scott Brown, who shot 106. Kyle Pierce led coach Kevin Freemans Dolphins both days with a 41 and an 81. Next were Kody Daniels (47 and 101), Kevin McKeon (49 and 101) and Ariel Rodriguez (52 and 104). Jake Logan shot 108 Saturday and Sean Roussin 112. Last year, we shot a 424 on this course, Freeman said. As big of an improvement as weve made, there is definitely room to get a lot better. The physical skills are coming along, but now we have to work on our mental game. The Conchs and Dolphins, along with Palmer Trinity, will play this weekend Friday afternoon at Sombrero Country Club in Marathon and at 11 a.m. Saturday in Key West.Palmer visits Keys teams this weekendPREP GOLFBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorConchs stop Dolphins in weekend tourneyKey West High went 3-2 and Marathon was 1-4 in last weekends six-team prep volleyball tournament at the Bobby Menendez Gym but both coaches went home happy. Im pleased to see that we are playing a high level of volleyball against some great teams, said the ConchsJessy Hulme. I saw my team make great strides, said the DolphinsTeresa Konrath. We worked together as a unit. The Conchs and Dolphins, who had played on Sept. 14 (a 3-2 Key West victory), met again late Saturday morning, and Key West prevailed, 25-21, 2511. Hard hitting by Olha Morekhodova and Shaniya Watson, and strong middle blocking by Lindsay Cowpland, enabled the Conchs to overcome an allaround performance by the DolphinsTaylor Konrath. Savannah Rodamer and Brandi Spalten also stood out for the Dolphins with their digs, and Jordan Roney, the softball pitching sensation, showed skill as a setter. Marathon had already played twice that morning, losing to Vero Beach, 25-8, 25-12, and to Hardee, 1725, 25-23, 18-16. On Friday, the Dolphins defeated American Heritage, 2516, 25-21, and lost to Royal Palm Beach, 25-8, 25-12. They are now 3-10 on the season. Key West had entered the Marathon match coming off Friday victories over Hardee, 25-7, 25-16, and over American Heritage, 25-14, 25-12. After their victory over the Dolphins, the Conchs lost to Royal Palm Beach, 25-20, 25-12, in a match that featured flying bodies, long rallies, great digs and an over-the-head winner by Key Wests Ryann Appleby, who made the shot while falling to her knees. Key West (4-6) then closed the tournament by losing to talented and highflying Vero Beach, 25-8, 25-8. Vero won the tourney with a 5-0 record. It was a big Saturday for the ConchsMorekhodova (14 hits, five kills, two blocks) and for Watson (25 hits, six kills, four blocks).Vero Beach wins it all with 5-0 markPREP VOLLEYBALLBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor A.J.Davila of Key West putts during Fridays match with Marathon and Gulliver Prep.Photo by BERT BUDDE
Wednesday,September 21,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,September 21,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisSeptember14, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: ScottG.Oropeza,PR 815PeacockPlaza KeyWest,Florida33040 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardE.Warner,Esq. A ttorneyforScottG.Oropeza, PR FloridaBarNumber:283134 RICHARDE.WARNER,P.A. P.O.Box501317 12221OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 Telephone:(305)743-6022 Fax:(305)743-6216 E-Mail: richardrewarnerlaw.com PublishSeptember14,21, 2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3909500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTIN A NDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:10-CA-77P A MERICANEXPRESSBANK, FSB Plaintiff, Vs. PAULKEEVER, Defendant, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa DefaultFinalJudgmententered bytheCircuitCourtinandfor MonroeCounty,Floridaonthe 8thdayApril,2011,andby virtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe7thdayofJuly, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toanymortgagesorliens thereon,inthemorningonthe 21stdayofOctober,2011,at 11:00A.M.atWheatons ServiceCenterofKey Largo,101500Overseas Highway,KeyLargo,Florida, theinterestsofPAULKEEVER defendantinexecution,inthe A A followingdescribedproperty, subjecttoanyandallother liens,taxes,judgments,or encumbranceswhatsoever: VEHICLE Make&Model: 2005/FORD/F250SUPER DUTYCREWCAB Color: WHITE VIN / : 1FTSW21P85EB34568 DATEDthis14thdayof September,2011. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublsihSeptember21,28, October5,12,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3922400 NOTICEOF REQUESTFORPROPOSALS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS thaton October 25,2011at3:00P.M. atthe MonroeCountyPurchasing Office,theBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,willopen sealedproposalsforthe following: HAULINGAND PROCESSINGOF ELECTRONICWASTE, COMPONENTSAND PROCESSRESIDUALS FROMMONROECOUNTY RECYCLINGYARDAND TRANSFERSTATIONS MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFP-PWD-298-67-2011PUR/CV Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat www.demandstar.com or www.monroecountybids. com orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe PurchasingOfficelocatedat theGatoBuilding,1100 SimontonStreet,KeyWest,FL 33040.Technicalquestions shouldbedirected, inwriting, toMs.RosaWashington, SeniorSolidWaste A A A dministrator,MonroeCounty PublicWorksDivision,1100 SimontonStreet,Room2-231, KeyWest,Floridaorby facsimileto(305)292-4555or viaemailtowashingtonrosamonroecounty-fl.gov. A llanswerswillbebyAddenda. Sitevisitsaretobecoordinated withMs.RosaWashington, SeniorSolidWaste A dministrator,byphoning(305) 292-4432. Interestedfirmsorindividuals arerequestedtoindicatetheir interestbysubmitting Two(2) signedoriginals ofthe proposalinasealedenvelope clearlymarkedontheoutside, SealedProposalforHauling andProcessingofElectronic Waste,Componentsand ProcessResidualsfrom MonroeCountyRecycling Y ardandTransferStations, MonroeCounty,Florida addressedto: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 A A KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4466 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llproposalsmustbereceived bytheCountyPurchasing Officebefore3:00P.M.on October25,2011.Any proposalsreceivedafterthis dateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed proposalswillbeautomatically rejected.Handdelivered Proposalsmayrequesta receipt.Ifsentbymailorby courier,theabove-mentioned envelopeshallbeenclosedin anotherenvelopeaddressedto theentityandaddressstated above.Proposersshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach Proposertoensuretheir proposalisreceivedinatimely fashion. A A MonroeCountysperformance andobligationtopayunderthis contractiscontingentuponan annualappropriationbythe BoardofCounty Commissioners. A llsubmissionsmustremain validforaperiodofninety(90) daysfromthedateofthe deadlineforsubmissionstated above.TheBoardwill automaticallyrejectthe responseofanypersonor affiliatewhoappearsonthe convictedvendorlistprepared bytheDepartmentof ManagementServices,Stateof Florida,underSec. 287.133(3)(d),Florida Statutes.MonroeCounty declaresthatallorportionsof thedocumentsandwork papersandotherformsof deliverablespursuanttothis requestshallbesubjectto reusebytheCounty. A llproposals,includingthe recommendationoftheCounty A dministratorandthe requestingDepartmentHead, willbepresentedtotheBoard A A ofCountyCommissionersfor finalawardingorotherwise.No bindingcontractiscreated betweenanyperson/firmand theCountyuntilacontractis approvedbytheCounty Commission.TheBoard reservestherighttorejectany andallproposals,towaive informalitiesinanyorall proposals,andtore-advertise forproposals.TheBoardalso reservestherighttoseparately acceptorrejectanyitemor itemsofaproposal,orportion ofthework,andtoaward and/ornegotiateacontractin thebestinterestoftheCounty. DatedatKeyWestthis14th dayofSeptember,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishSeptember21,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3961200 NOTICEOF PUBLICMEETING NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOWHOMITMAYCONCERN thaton October3,2011 beginningat 2:00p.m. inthe PublicWorks/Engineering ServicesConferenceRoom, TheGatoBuilding,1100 SimontonStreet,Room216, KeyWest,Florida, ameeting willbeheldofthe The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. 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ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisability whoneedsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthis A A proceeding,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,no laterthanfive(5)calendar dayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call 711 PursuanttoSection286.0105, FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiven thatifapersondecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatsuch hearingsormeetings,hewill needarecordofthe proceedings,andthat,forsuch purpose,hemayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecord oftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceupon A A whichtheappealistobe based. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis 15thdayofSeptember,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE, ClerkoftheCircuitCourt andexofficioClerkoftheBoard ofCountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida (SEAL) PublishSeptember21,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A ELECTRICIANWITH EXPERIENCE. 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Charity to Benefit:Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR)Sunday September 25 Host:Castaway RestaurantParty Theme:Oktoberfest Details:Sample 32 beers on tap and specialty German dishes!Charity to Benefit:Habitat for HumanityMonday September 26 Host:Lazy Days South RestaurantParty Theme:Mexican NightsDetails:Enjoy great Mexican-themed drinks,food,dcor and music!Charity to Benefit:Marathon Chamber Scholarship FundT uesday September 27 Host:Sparky's Landing RestaurantParty Theme:St.Practice DayDetails:Green beer and Irish whiskey specials,plus Irish food (corn-beef N cabbage, etc.) and Irish tunes!Charity to Benefit:SHARK (Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys)W ednesday September 28 Host:Cabana Breezes Eatery & Island BarParty Theme:Pirate PartyDetails:Arr,ahoy mates! Set sail with the friendly krewe at Breezes and find your treasure! 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He loved to talk about how fragile the ecological system is and how easily it can be destroyed. Madison wanted man to find his place in nature and didnt believe that God had created nature to be subservient to man, she said by telephone from her home in London. He realized the need to have agricultural crops for economic reasons, but he also realized the need to conserve land so he set aside tracts of forest that were left untouched. He knew it was important to have balance. The founding gardeners, which include George Washington and John Adams, operated farms and believed agriculture was a noble occupation. For them, nature, plants and agriculture were woven into politics they were an investment in America. The book highlights their passion for plants, no matter what was happening in their lives. Even when British ships gathered to attack New York in 1776, Washington wrote to his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon. And how a trip to the renowned botanist John Bartrams garden in Philadelphia helped delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock. They were also obsessed with something more gardeners of today use compost, or manure as they knew it in colonial days. In the book, Wulf, who spent five months researching at Monticello, quotes Jefferson writing to his daughter, Martha, in July 1793: We will try this winter to cover our garden with a heavy coat of manure. When earth is rich it bids defiance to droughts, yields in abundance and of the best quality. I suspect that the insects which have harassed you have been encouraged by the feebleness of your plants, and that has been produced by the lean state of the soil. We will attack them another year with joint efforts.All embraced the nobility of the landMcClatchy-TribuneTHE BOOK SHELF Photo courtesy McCLATCHY-TRIBUNEFounding Gardenersfeatures an illustration titled: Monticello,West Front and Garden,by Jane Pitford Braddick Peticolas,1825.FANTASY FEST POSTER CHOSENThis is the official Fantasy Fest 2012 poster,created by Salt Lake City resident Brian Johnson and chosen by festival organizers following a contest.It depicts a mermansurrounded by water and Key West elements. Fantasy Fest runs from Oct.21 through Oct.30.The theme is Aquatic Afrolic.Free tests, screenings coming for residentsMore than $200 worth of free tests and screenings are available Oct. 6 at a Key West health fair. Lower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Area Education Center present the fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort on South Roosevelt Boulevard. There will be breast health exams; dental and oral health checkups; and screenings for cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin blood pressure, body mass index, osteoporosis, HIV, hepatitis C and depression. There will also be information about quitting smoking, and several lectures on preventing cancer by a physician that specializes in oncology. This event continues to grow every year and we are thrilled to have over 30 local medical providers and fitness-related businesses, along with other local health-related service providers participate this year, hospital marketing director Randy Detrick said. As those attending go through the fair, they will have a health journal filled out with their test and screen results. At the end, they can discuss their test and screen results with a medical professional. To find out more, call Detrick at 294-5531, Ext. 8220.Hospital hosts Oct.6 event in Key WestTO YOUR HEALTH
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For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTYnumber at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3951 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 9-21-11 FAMILY FUN DAYNew books aim to help baffled parentsHad your fill of the teenager-as-petulant-ingrate lately? Three new books want to help you navigate the waters. Do I Get My Allowance Before or After Im Grounded? is joining newly released Dont Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money and predating the November release of Id Listen to My Parents if Theyd Just Shut Up. Each is filled with thoughtful, salient advice for bewildered parents.Dont Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller (St. Martins Griffin, $21.99). The take-away: Your role changes dramatically as soon as your child steps foot on campus, but you still have a huge amount of influence in how he or she adjusts to the college years. If your old job was supervisor, your new job is consultant. Quote: Parenting a college student requires that you set aside many of your traditional parenting behaviors in favor of learning ways to teach, coach and advise your child through the sometimes rocky transition from child to adult.Id Listen to My Parents If Theyd Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens by Anthony E. Wolf (Harper, $14.99). The take-away: Adolescence, explains Wolf (also the author of Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?), is when your childs old feelings for you strong love, attachment, dependency make him or her feel like a big olbaby. They will lash out and be cruel. Sometimes you need to shut up and take it. Other times you need to call them on it. Sound confusing? Wolf helps you navigate. Quote: Unpleasant behavior comes out because at home and with you, he or she feels safe enough for that to happen.Do I Get My Allowance Before or After Im Grounded? Stop Fighting, Start Talking and Get to Know Your Teen by Vanessa Van Petten (Plume, $15). The take-away: Van Petten, 25, founder of the website www.radical parenting.com translates teen behavior into terms parents can understand and explains why your child may suddenly seem unrecognizable to you. She tackles bullying, drugs, technology, lying and grades and encourages parents to communicate, communicate, communicate with their teens, even if a large portion of that communicating comes in the form of arguments. Quote: As with everything in life, the more positive energy you put in, the more youll get back.They provide guidance for rearing teensMcClatchy-TribuneTHE BOOK SHELF LIVING BRIEFSLutheran church bids pastor adieuLord of the Seas Evangelical Lutheran Church on Big Pine Key hosts a farewell for Rev. George Cruz-Martinez, who is rotating out of the Keys, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1250 Key Deer Blvd. To find out more, call 872-3612Swift addresses Historical TrustThe Matecumbe Historical Trust hosts Ed Swift III when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Island Community Church, mile marker 83.2. Swift, 61, grew up in Marathon and Key West. He is president of Historic Tours of America and a former county commissioner. Hell speak about, among other things, his childhood growing up in a trailer near the Seven Mile Bridge and Key West history.Cat adoption day is SaturdayForgotten Felines of Marathon holds a cat adoption day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Purr-Fect Thrift Store across U.S. 1 from the Marathon Community Park. The goal is top adopt out cats rather than kittens. To find out more, call Jessica Mintz at (305) 240-5266.Donors sought for read-a-thonStudents at Stanley Switlik Elementary School are participating in a schoolwide read-a-thon on Oct. 7 to raise money for their classrooms, and donors are sought for sponsorships. You can donate $2 for each hour of the read-athon, which lasts four hours, so the total donation would be $8. All proceeds stay at Switlik. To find out more, call teacher Sarah Adams 2892490, Ext. 59360.Readers group talks AbundanceThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets at the library at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7 to discuss Abundance, a novel about Marie Antoinette by Sena Naslund. The author sheds new light on the queen who was loved by her adopted country of France, only to become a victim of the revolution and the violence and cruelty it engendered. To find out more, call Fran Spinelli at 731-6044. The Dolphin Research Centers Family Fun Day on Sept.10 drew more than 550 people to the Grassy Key attraction for educational activities and environmental craft projects.Here,visitors use food products to learn how coral reefs form. LIVING BRIEFSTai Chi Society sets open housesThe Upper Keys chapter of the Taoist Tai Chi Society has two open houses planned where anyone interested in trying tai chi can watch a demonstration and participate in a few of the moves that make up the 108 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi set. Theyre set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Key Largo Lions Club, mile marker 100; and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lower Keys Property Owners Association, 1668 Bogie Road, Big Pine Key. Beginner classes will start in Key Largo on Oct. 6 and on Big Pine on Oct. 8. For more information, contact Lyle in the Upper Keys at 394-0636 or Ken in the Lower Keys at (850) 4781069, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.Islamorada church hosts paint classesSt. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, mile marker 87.5, is hosting oilpainting classes Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To find out more, call Virginia Todd at 396-7008.Traveler presents Alaska journeyBetty Banks, a retired guidance counselor, will share photos and highlights of her recent Alaskan tour when she presents her Alaska Travelogue to the Senior Group at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4. The free program is open to the public.
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THE CITYOFKEYWESTNOTICETHE KEYWESTAMBASSADOR LUNCHEON WILL MEETON SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 AT12:00 NOON AT SQUARE ONE RESTAURANT, 1075 DUVALSTREET Members of the Key West Charter and District Boundary Review Committee May Be In AttendancePublished Keynoter 9-21-11 GETTING MARRIEDBonnie K.Britz and Cory A.Sarver,both 2004 Key West High School graduates,have become engaged to be married in March.The bride-to-be graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta,Ga.,and works as a quality engineer for East West Manufacturing in Atlanta. The groom to be is a master technician for Mercedes Benz and employed by RBM in Sandy Springs,Ga.The bride-tobe is the daughter of Joe and Meri-Lynn Britz of Big Pine Key;the groom-to-be is the son of Marissa Alvarez of Key West and Randy Sarver of Suwanee,Ga. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos