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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 12-03-2011
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WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,DECEMBER 3,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.97 25 CENTS In LAttitudes Weve got all you need to know to shop the Keys for tropical holiday presents.Story, 5B Hendrick on the mend NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick,injured in a Key West plane crash Oct.31,continues rehabbing from his injuries.Story, 5A A s y o u r e m a k i n g y o u r g i f t l is t th i s h o li d a y s e a s o n c o n s id e r s h o p p i n g c lo s e t o h o m e Y o u l l f in d m o r e u n iq u e g i f t s a nd s u p p o r t t h e lo c a l c o m m u n it y a t t h e s a m e t im e H e r e a re a f e w i d e a s to g e t y o u s ta r t e d .The holiday spiritW i th w h i m s i c a l w i n d o w d i s p la y s a n d l a r g e rth a n li f e d e c o r a t io n s th e h o l id a y s p ir i t i s i n f e c t i o u s a t F a s t B u c k F r e d d ie s i n K e y W e s t T h e i r so p h i st i c a t e d C h r i s t m a s t r e e s o v e r f l o w w it h s h i n y b a u b le s in in s p i r i n g t h e m e s O n e t r e e b o a s t s a 5 8 i n c h p e a c o c k t o p p e r o v e r a c o l le c ti o n o f c h o c o la t e b r o n z e a n d a q u a o r n a m e n ts O th e r t h e m e s i n c l u d e a s e a m o t if wi t h g l a s s f i s h m e rm a i d s a n d s h e ll o r n a m e n t s a n d a r a in f o r e s t in s p i r e d tr e e w i th b r i g h t flo w e r s p a r r o ts a n d f r u it O p e n 1 0 a .m to 1 0 p .m d a i l y a t 5 0 0 D u v a l S t. 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Many of these lots are underwater, and their owners are unaware they have outstanding bills.Monroe County Tax Collector Danise Henriquez said her staff found one lot being assessed for wastewater services is actually in the middle of a canal.Tax collectors are not required to send property tax bills for parcels valued at under $5,000, which many of the assessed lots in Key Largo are, Henriquez said. She said the issue has become a burden on her office. In many cases, these properties dont have mailboxes and have not been sent property tax bills, so the owners dont know they have been billed for sewer service.After not paying the assessment, the property shows up as delinquent on the county tax rolls. At that point, the Tax Collectors Office is required to put the property in a certificate sale, meaning it is sold at an online auction.The property owners in some cases dont know their land is being sold, and the bidders many times dont know they are trying to buy basically worthless land. Its very frustrating on our side, Henriquez said. Sal Zappulla, the wastewater districts chief financial officer, did not return emailed questions asking how these properties ended up getting assessed, but the problem started well before he was hired less than a year ago. Henriquez and Thomas Dillon, the sewer districts attorney, said Zappulla is in the process of removing the properties from the assessment list. I think the current staff understanding of the process is very good, Dillon said. Sal said he would try toSome 200 sites, nearly worthless, are assessedBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGO3rd candidate steps up for sheriffs jobA24-year staffer with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office has become the third candidate hoping to replace Sheriff Bob Peryam when Peryams four-year term comes to a close. Little Torch Key resident Tom Peteck, 52, has filed paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections Office to run as a Democrat. Previously, Col. Rick Ramsay and State Attorneys Office investigator Edwin Bill Grove III filed to run as Republicans. Peteck says his campaign will focus on making the Sheriffs Office a destination training location for police agencies not only nationwide but worldwide. He also wants a return to what he calls traditional community policing.Part of it is over the years theres been frustration, he said. Weve had a chance to have a premier agency based on our unique environmental location. I dont think we utilize the Keys as a selling point for recruitment, for training theres no other place in the world like the Keys.Peryam was elected in 2008 and has decided to retire when his term expires in January 2013. The primary is next Aug. 14. The general election is Nov. 6, 2012. Peteck, who comes from a law-enforcement family his father spent his career with the Sheriffs Office started as a dispatcher in 1987. The following year he became a deputy and in the years since, hes served in numerous jobs, from marine officer to school resource officer to road patrol. He now works in the civil process division. Peteck says a large part of his vision of the Sheriffs Office as a training agency as well as police agency comes from his experience going to community-policing training in Charleston, S.C. The chief there sold his city on it, he said, where law enforcement agencies came to Charleston to see how they do business.... We should be one of those training agencies where people come for training. My argument is this: We should have a full-time marine unit, we should be able to look for grants to get it going; we should have the boat operators be trainers... Where else would people want to come for boat and dive training? That would bring us income. And, he says, it would be needed income because the federal government plans to build a detention center in southwest Broward County that would hold 2,000 or more inmates. Residents in24-year veteran Peteck joins Ramsay,GroveBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comELECTION 2012 Montgomery passes at age 88Marathon lost one of its longest-tenured and most philanthropic residents Nov. 25 with the passing of Sylvia Montgomery at age 88. APhiladelphia native, Montgomery moved to the Middle Keys in 1960 and was a valued and involved community member. Shes noted for helping the nonprofit Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter open its first shelter in the Middle Keys in July 1984. Now, there are Middle Keys and Lower Keys shelters that combined have 58 beds. The Lower Keys shelter opened in March 2006. The effort began as a grassroots movement in Key West in 1978. Then the Marathon Business and Professional Womens Club, of which Montgomery was a longtime member, set up a series of safe homes in 1982 to aid battered women and their families. Montgomery was well known for taking victims into her and husband Charleshome. She was committed to issues with domestic violence and sexual assault. I think she realized how prevalent the problem was, and women have children, as well, so we needed a facility in the county, shelter Chief Executive Officer Venita Garvin Valdez said. Montgomery was on the selection committee that hired Garvin Valdez some 13 years ago.In the 1970s, Montgomery had her own accounting business in Marathon. Dennis Bishop, co-owner of the accounting firm Bishop & Rosasco Co., was a longtime friend and neighbor.She was one of the first people I met when I moved to Marathon in 1972. She was a wonderful lady and its a big loss to the community, he said.She also was known for her prominent role with the Fishermens Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary better known as the Pink Ladies. She spent some 25 years volunteering at the hospital and most recently was the purchasing coordinator at the medical centers gift shop. Kay Gradick, the beloved former principal at Marathon High School, befriendedHospital,shelter were her primary passions in KeysBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONSee Sewers,2ASee Montgomery,3ASee Sheriff,2A Conchs win bigThe basketball Conchs of Key West High School start strong,rolling in their season opener, 59-28.Story, 1B Gun play gone badA mainland pawnshop owner finds himself in the Keys jail for pulling a gun on a Marathon man. Story, 3A

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Norma Jean Sawyer, accused of using her nonprofit organization to steal public money, was set to stand trial on a charge of felony grand theft beginning Dec. 12, but thats been pushed back to February. At a Monday pretrial conference, Sawyers attorneys asked Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones for the delay; now the case is specially set for the week of Feb. 13.Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson, whos prosecuting Sawyer, said that designation means the case takes priority over everything else. So absent some really unforeseen event, it will actually be tried the week of Feb. 13.Wilson said he was ready to go to trial this month but would use the extra time to finetune his case. Sawyer, the former executive director of affordable housing group the Bahama Conch Community Land Trust, allegedly stole more than $90,000 through the misuse of grant funds. The Land Trust, with the nonprofit Southernmost Homeless Assistance League acting as administrator, applied on Nov. 10, 2006, for a grant from the state Department of Children and Families to construct housing for homeless people at 307 Julia St., resulting in a $712,375 payment. Then, prosecutors allege, Sawyer asked for and received $60,000 from the city of Key Wests Tax Increment Fund to reimburse the Land Trust for expenses funded by the state grant.The criminal investigation was prompted by a financial audit ordered by the Key West City Commission, conducted by contract auditor Chad Whetstone, which turned up duplicate and over-billing to the tune of $400,000.Visa debit cards assigned to two Land Trust accounts show charges at Home Depot, Office Max, Duffys Steak and Lobster House, Nine One Five Restaurant and Wine Bar, Kyushu Japanese Restaurant, Panini Panini, Publix, Albertsons Winn Dixie, CVS Pharmacy, Kmart, Sears, Ross and Captain Johns Greyhound fishing charter.Wilson called Whetstone his big witness. Hes the one who followed the money and can explain how it was actually spent as opposed to how it was supposed to be spent.The case in a nutshell, he said, is she is alleged to have used this SHALgrant money, which was restricted for the purpose of rehabilitating those Julia Street houses, for other purposes.Sawyer, 60, was arrested on July 13, 2010; she was released on $20,000 bond and is represented by attorneys Jamie Garcia of Tampa and Jason Smith of Key West.The now-defunct Land Trust sold off its Bahama Village properties to the Key West Housing Authority to pay off its debts. clean it up, Henriquez said. Property owners who do know they have been wrongly assessed and want to remove their property from the districts billing system must go to the districts office to fill out forms and wait for the lot in question to be inspected by district staff. The property owner must then go before the five-member wastewater treatment district board to argue his or her case. Henriquez, at the request of a property owner, reported the situation to State Attorney Dennis Wards office, as well as to the County Attorneys Office and the County Commission. Key Largo is not the only place in the county where the problem exists. Henriquez said there are several properties that have been wrongly assessed in the city of Marathon and on Grassy Key, which is part of unincorporated Monroe County. The issue is the latest example of the Key Largo sewer districts financial staff having to correct policy decisions made by its predecessors. Last week, it was revealed the district did not file paper work for two years that would protect public money deposited in private banks in the event those banks failed.Other areas, same problemFrom Sewers,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,December 3,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.7869 SUN.7972 MON.8172 TUES.8172 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? 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 ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSilver Alert woman found safe,soundAKey Largo woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert issued Monday was in no danger, and her family reported her safe and sound on Wednesday. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office had said that Ivette Lemmet, 77, left her home at 824 Bonito Lane in Key Largo sometime after 8:15 a.m. Monday after her husband left for a doctors appointment. When he returned at 11, she was gone. Turns out, after she left, she got a flat tire on her car and called her husband to pick her up. Before she was reported OK, her family had said she might have been headed north because her daughter lives in Fort Lauderdale, and Lemmet and her husband used to live in the Orlando area. The statewide Silver Alert, issued when an elderly person goes missing, has been cancelled. HomeWindFloodAutoMotorcycleBoatLifeHealthLong-term Disability Umbrella You name it, We got it If you dont know insurance, come get to know us! Key Largo 451-4788 | Key West 294-4788 | Big Pine 872-4788102481 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037 BALMERHerbertH.HerbBalmer,83, ofPuntaGorda,Fla,passed awayMonday,Oct.3rd,2011. HewasbornJuly25th,1928in Brooklyn,NYtoJamesand MaryBalmer. Herbetretiredin1985asa SalesExecutivefortheVerizon PhoneCo.Heandhiswife movedtotheFloridaKeys, LittleTorchKey,wherethey residedfor23years.Herbwas amemberandaformer PresidentoftheTelephone Pioneers.HerbwasanavidNY JetsandMetsfan. Herbertissurvivedbyhis belovedwifeof57years.Betty Boop,and3children,Diane, MaryandHerb. AMemorialservicewillbe heldat1pmSat.,Dec.10th, 2011attheUnitedMethodist ChurchonBigPineKey,Fla., 280KeyDeerBlvd. MILLSAPEdwinW.Millsap ,age55of Leavenworth,Kansasand previouslyoftheFloridaKeys andOlathe,Kansasleftuson FridayNovember18,2011at hishomewhilesurroundedby hisfamilyafteracourageous battlewithmesothelioma. FuneralServiceswillbe10:00 a.m.Wednesday,Nov.23at theAlden-HarringtonFuneral Homewithburialtofollowinthe BonnerSpringsCemetery. Visitationwillbefrom6to8 p.m.Tuesdayeveningalsoat thefuneralhome.Memorial Contributionscanbemadeto St.LukesHospiceincareofthe funeralhome. EdwasbornonFeb.16, 1956inKansasCity,Kansas thethirdofsixchildrentoSonny andJackiMillsap.Hegrewup inPiperandattendedschools there.Hemarriedhiswife TeresaonSept.17,1983in Piper.Heloveddrivingoverthe roadasatruckdriver.His hobbiesincludedfishing, watchingfootballandgoingto theNascarRaces.Edraced stockcarsatLakesideandI-70 Speedways.Hewaspreceded indeathbyhisfatherSonny Millsapandhisinfantdaughter Laura.Survivorsincludehis wifeTeresaMillsapofthe home,threechildrenJennifer, TarahandBryan,five grandchildrenBrody,Briley, Gabriel,JacksonandLauren. HisMotherJackiCahill,five siblingsGaryMillsap,Vicki Davis,PattiClark,BillMillsap, ShariLintandhisbeloveddog A bby.Aswellasnumerous extendedfamilyandfriends. Arrangements Alden-HarringtonFuneral Home,214OakSt.,Bonner Springs,KS.66012 913-422-4074 MONTGOMERYSylviaKolbMontgomery, 5/22/1923-11/25/2011, aresidentofMarathon,Florida since1960.Sylviawaswell knownbyfellowMarathon residentsforthetimeandeffort shededicatedtotheDomestic A buseShelterandasthe PurchasingCoordinatorforthe FishermansHospitalgiftshop. ShehadbeenaBoardMember oftheFishermansHospital A uxiliaryandoftheAssociation ofFloridaHealthcare A uxiliariesVolunteers,Inc. Sylviahadbeenalongtime memberoftheBusiness ProfessionalWomens A ssociation,aswellasthe MarathonYachtClub.Oneof herfavoritepasttimeswasto cruisearoundwithworldwith herhusband.Sylviaissurvived byherhusbandCharlesF. Montgomery;twostepsons, ThomasandDaniel;eight step-grandchildren,fourgreat step-grandchildren;hersister, NormaE.Johnson;and numerousnephewsand nieces.ItwasSylviasrequest thattherebenoservice. Memorialdonationsmaybe madeto:DomesticAbuse Shelter,Inc.,P.O.Box522696, MarathonShores,FL33052. A ASMALEJohnSmale ,age84, passedawaySaturday November19thinCincinnati, OH.AresidentofMarathon, FloridaJohnisprecededin deathbyhiswife,Phyllis(nee Weaver).Theyaresurvivedby fourchildren:JohnGray,Jr., CatherineAnne,LisaBeth,and PeterMcKee. Serviceswillbeheldat 11amSaturdayDecember3rd atKnoxPresbyterianChurchin Cincinnati.Forthoseunableto attend,serviceswillbewebcast liveat www.pg.com. Expressionsofsympathy maybemailedcareof: TheSmaleFamily, 1201EdgecliffPlace / 1011, Cincinnati,OH45206 Donationsmaybemadeto: TheCincinnatiParks Foundation,950EdenParkDr Cincinnati,OH45202 AASMALEJohnSmale ,age84, passedawaySaturday November19thinCincinnati, OH.AresidentofMarathon, FloridaJohnisprecededin deathbyhiswife,Phyllis(nee Weaver).Theyaresurvivedby fourchildren:JohnGray,Jr., CatherineAnne,LisaBeth,and PeterMcKee. Serviceswillbeheldat 11amSaturdayDecember3rd atKnoxPresbyterianChurchin Cincinnati.Forthoseunableto attend,serviceswillbewebcast liveat www.pg.com. Expressionsofsympathy maybemailedcareof: TheSmaleFamily, 1201EdgecliffPlace / 1011, Cincinnati,OH45206 Donationsmaybemadeto: TheCincinnatiParks Foundation,950EdenParkDr Cincinnati,OH45202 Sawyertrial delayed until FebruaryShes accused of using grants for own useBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTthat area are vigorously fighting it. If they do that, were going to lose a large funding source because the Sheriffs Office receives federal money for housing detainees such as immigration holds.He says community policing also needs more attention.Im not saying walking the beats, Peteck said. We need the deputies to become known in their communities. Say your neighborhood is 50odd Street. You have a Crime Watch meeting for that area. The captain or the lieutenant would attend and then bring [the meeting details] back to the station, he said.Back in the traditional community policing, we had deputies going to those meetings as opposed to the brass. So the people were meeting the deputies in their area. Its so much easier when you call us when you know the face connected to the badge.Peteck runningFrom Sherrif,1A$6.4M bond up for approvalThe Key West City Commission is expected on Tuesday to approve a second and binding ordinance that would authorize a $6.4 million bond sale to repay a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant. After Hurricane Irene in October 1999, city officials applied for and received the federal money, channeled through the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and used it to repair damage to parts of the New Town sewer and stormwater systems. Following a 2003 application audit, FEMAdecided the city didnt deserve the money, after all, triggering the need for it to be returned; city staff spent years appealing the decision, to no avail. The revenue bond would essentially be a loan based on future income from the citys sewer and stormwater utility. Last month, when commissioners initially considered the item, Mayor Craig Cates was the lone dissenting vote; he prefers to forego a bond issue and pay the money back out of the utilitys $7 million reserve fund. Staff members have said that would result in a delay of planned capital projects. Also on the agenda for Tuesdays commission meeting, starting at 6 p.m. and Old City Hall on Greene Street:Final reading is an ordinance meant to regulate nonconsensual towing from private lots in the Southernmost City, setting a tow fee of $100, $30 for a gate fee and $25 for processing. Cates brought the law forward based on complaints from locals and tourists about so-called predatory towing practices; there are myriad reports of total fees in the $300 range. He first brought it forward last year but got a chilly reception. However, this time around, he got the buy-in of Lower Keys tow operators.Apresentation from John Dick, chairman of the Monroe County School Board, about a Jan. 31 referendum that carries major financial implications for Keys public schools. At stake is the continued ability for the School District to transfer an approximate $9.8 million tax levy from the capital to operating accounts, meaning money normally earmarked for infrastructure and equipment purchases can pay for things like classroom supplies and teacher salaries. Already faced with a projected $4 million to $6 million budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year, district officials are banking on the referendum to avoid sweeping cuts.It would go to pay back FEMA grantBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST SAWYER KEYSNET.COM

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But Gradick remembers that didnt slow her down a bit. She had a ball riding it around the hospital and she was involved in all the activities, she said. Former City Manager Mike Putos family was heavily involved with starting the hospital in the late 1950s. He sat its boards of directors for many years. Without the auxiliary, the hospital would be in deep trouble, Puto said. Until the day she passed, she was there. She was a neat lady.She is survived by husband Charles, sister Norma Johnson, two stepsons, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.She requested no service be held and that memorial donations be made to the Domestic Abuse Shelter at P.O. Box 522696, Marathon Shores, FL33052.She was fixture at the hospitalMontgomery,1A Sylvia Montgomery is at home in her Ladies Auxiliary uniform.The longtime Middle Keys resident also was instrumental in founding the Domestic Abuse Shelter.Man jailed forgun threatAHollywood pawnshop owner is being held in the Monroe County Detention Center without bond, charged Thursday morning with threatening another man with a handgun in an argument that escalated from screaming at a traffic light to a near fight at Panchos Fuel Dock in Marathon. Jorge Fundora, 46, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm. Fundora told Monroe County Sheriffs Office Deputy Jake Brady the incident started at U.S. 1 and Sombrero Beach Boulevard before sunrise, when Luis Rodriguez, 47, of Marathon pulled up next to him and started screaming and threatening him. Shortly thereafter, according to Bradys arrest report, Rodriguez had gone to the fuel dock on Oceanview Avenue, followed by Fundora. Fundora got out and started to make threats to finish business with Rodriguez, the report says.The argument escalated to the point where Rodriguez picked up a stick and tire iron but Andrew Morales, 19, of Marathon stepped in the middle of Rodriguez and Fundora to diffuse the situation. Fundora then got in his truck and drove down the street, then walked back, brandishing the gun at Rodriguez, the report says. Morales again stepped in between the two.At that point, it says Rodriguez said he was calling the police and Fundora walked back up the street, calling 911, as well. Brady wrote that Fundora was insistent in arguing with Rodriguez and attempted to intimidate him, and that Rodriguez acted in self defense in brandishing the stick and tire iron.Argument at intersection ends at dockMARATHON FUNDORA City: No reopening bar, package storeMarathon resident John Foster has to get a variance to city law if the former Overseas Liquor & Lounge near mile marker 49 bayside will open as a bar and package store again. Foster is under contract to purchase the landmark building from the estate of Joseph Ardolino, but it falls under a 2007 law banning liquor sales at businesses within 1,500 feet of a school, church or other establishment selling liquor. In addition, the bar and package store were last open in February 2008. City law considers the now nonconforming use abandoned after 18 months.The City Council on Nov. 22 upheld the rulings of Planning Director George Garrett and the citys advisory Planning Commission denying a future owner the right to reopen the Overseas.The simple constraint is if youre a brand new bar selling package liquors out the front door, you either cant or have to seek a variance, Garrett said. The bar is an allowed use but because theyre close to [Stanley Switlik Elementary School], theyd have to get a variance. Estate attorney Frank Greenman hammered home his argument that the estate wasnt properly told its use would be nonconforming when the Overseas closed. He also said the discontinuance of a business does not equal abandonment. The policy should be 18 months and some overt act indicating an intention to abandon. Youve got to have some factual intention aside from just time. This ordinance needs to be re-looked at on this basis alone, Greenman said. Probate attorney Richard Warner also represents the Ardolino estate and said the city is violating its fundamental rights.We never, ever discontinued the concept of wanting to sell it as a liquor store and a package store, he said.Foster and his son, Dustin, both appeared before the council.I had no idea there was any kind of conflict with this property. I looked at the building as an old historical site, John Foster said. Tourists want it; itd be a great new venue for the city.Assistant City Attorney Joe Jimenez argued that the 18-month period before non-conformity is much longer than the month or a year in other Florida cities. Jimenez also refuted Greenmans notice argument by saying the city is not obligated to notify property owners of non-conforming uses. City land development regulations and ordinances in the code are deemed properly noticed to all residents.Roy and Beverly Dickens last operated the Overseas Lounge and its accompanying package store in February 2008; the Overseas had been in continual operation for 59 years. It shut down after the estate requested an immediate balloon payment of $143,000 on a loan Ardolino gave the couple for the liquor license.Foster now has to seek code varianceBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON NEWS BRIEFS Key West parade takes place tonightKey Wests annual holiday parade down Duval Street kicks off at 7 tonight, so residents should remember that the lineup begins at 4 p.m. and will impact traffic.The 50-plus participating floats will be lined up along Virginia Street from White Street to Bayview Park, closing those blocks to traffic. Once the parade begins, it will proceed down Truman Avenue to Duval. That means Duval will be closed from Truman to Greene Street beginning at 7 and lasting until the parade ends.Keynoter Staff

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,December 3,2011 305-394-3984or email:bpk591@att.netDISAPPEARING SCREENSFor Doors and Windows Single & Double Entry Patios & French DoorsServing Key West to Key Largo Look who came to visit us James Mills (middle rear),Operations Department Manager Marine Rigging and Parts Yamaha Marine Group Company located in Kennesaw, Georgia,was responsible for bringing the group to our marina. Recently,Shelter Bay Marine was visited by a group of representatives from Yamaha Motor Company. Some representatives travelled from as far away as California and Japan.The purpose of their visit was to tour our facility and learn first hand why Shelter Bay Marine has out performed other Yamaha dealers in high volume part sales in the Keys.After taking pictures of our facility and concluding a lengthy question and answer discussion with the owners, Steve Buckholt,Valerie Egan and Brock & Karen Leggo, they left immediately for Key West.We understand they enjoyed fishing the next day and had a good catch.Shelter Bay Marine77 Coco Plum Drive MarathonMM 54.2(305) 743-7008 Dick wants tax guaranteeMonroe County School Board Chairman John Dick wants to put an end to speculation about the financial position of the county School District in the event a Jan. 31 referendum fails. The measure, if approved, would empower the district to bring $9.8 million into its general operating fund from its capital fund next fiscal year. The transfer of the capital millage, which is now .5, or 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, for each property owner, would be good for another three years, as well. Superintendent Jesus Jara has said the district faces a projected $4 million to $6 million budget shortfall in the fiscal year that starts July 1 so a failed referendum would mean at least a $14 million deficit because district officials are counting on that $9.8 million transfer. The transferred money would go into the day-to-day operational coffer that funds teacher salaries, classroom supplies and the like rather than to construction and similar things. Back in 2004, Keys voters allowed the transfer of a half a mill levy from capital to operating. If the referendum fails at the polls, Dick said he expects board members to double the capital levy to 1 mill, or $1 per $1,000 of assessed land value, to compensate for the $9.8 million not moved.The money, Dick said, would be used to buy equipment that could eliminate employee positions, consolidate schools and otherwise take pressure off the general fund.Im going to put it to rest, he said Friday. Im going to poll every board member, loud and clear: If the referendum fails, are you transferring the half mill back to the capital side? I expect to get a 5-0 vote on that and thatll put it to rest. He said that would take place when the board meets next on Dec. 13, beginning at 3 p.m. at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier. Monday, the districts Audit and Finance Committee will also take up the matter in a meeting scheduled to begin at 9:30 at Marathon High School. Committee Chairman Stuart Kessler called the issue a tempest in a teapot, and said hes looking for a short discussion that will clearly frame the tax mechanisms in play and remove any confusion. I dont really think there is any dispute about the issue, he said. I think itll just be restated, the mechanics of how this works. My concern is we have a lot of important issues to talk about. Most importantly, were still looking at a big deficit in next years School District budget. The truth is, Kessler said, the School District desperately needs this money. Committee member Larry Murray requested the discussion be placed on the agenda. The reason I requested it was because of my personal confusion as to what, if any, tax impact there is if the referendum fails. Im seeking clarification. Without going into specifics, Dick said it seems like people from within are trying to sabotage this thing. Its almost like theyre trying to purposefully do damage to the School District.If referendum fails,capital could doubleBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Superintendent Jesus Jara has said the district faces a projected $4 million to $6 million budget shortfall in the fiscal year.

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Saturday,December 3,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Forever SummerA KEY LARGO SHOPPING DESTINATION A little bit of everything! An eclectic selection of Clothing,Jewelry,Antiques, Collectables,Books and Edibles PLUS Childrens Clothing starting at size 6 mos. up to Ladies size 3X And Mens shirts size small to 3XL and Mens belts too! Join us for a Holiday Shopping Celebration Saturday December 10,2011 12PM til 7PMServing Cheese,Crackers and BeveragesCentral Plaza MM103 BaysideINVITATIONTOTHEPUBLIC Council reiterates: No shared fire chiefIf it hadnt already been clear, it is now: Monroe County Fire Chief Jim Callahan wont hold that same title for the city of Marathon. During an update on the recruitment process for the vacant chief position on Nov. 22, City Manager Roger Hernstadt asked the City Council for direction as to Callahans Nov. 16 proposal to serve in both jobs. It outlines numerous services the county would provide to Marathon for just $60,000 per year. There was an approximate price in that letter with not a lot of detail, and it was my intention to get some further clarification unless directed otherwise as to some detail on what that number would really be, Hernstadt said. Services offered by the county include Callahan as chief; Monroe County Emergency Management Director Irene Toner in the same capacity for Marathon; all facets of operations, logistics and administrative support staff; fire and EMS training and certification; and a battalion chief 24 hours per day. But council members made it clear as they had done previously that they arent interested in the proposed arrangement. My preference is to say thank you but no thanks. The city will be much better off with our own chief who, when the bell goes off, can lead the charge. I would ask [Hernstadt] to thank the county but move forward with our own chief, Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay said. The rest of the council followed suit, making it clear its not interested in sharing another chief. Most are wary because of the three-year arrangement with Islamorada Chief William Wagner, which ended Sept. 30 after Village Council members said Marathon was taking advantage of a temporary situation. Meanwhile, Hernstadt told the council hes reviewed the 93 applications for chief submitted by his Oct. 21 deadline. Ive gone through them and begun the interview process. Ive interviewed five so far and have several others pending. I hope to get through at the latest next week, he said. Hernstadt said he plans to conduct background checks on four candidates and will submit the top three names to the council for consideration. I hope to bring ... the top three candidates for you to meet and ask your questions and give you an opportunity, as well as the members of the public, to give us some input on this very important position, he said. The top three names will be revealed at the Dec. 13 council meeting if background checks are complete, Hernstadt said.Hernstadt:Top applicants to be revealed Dec.13By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Hendrick: Seat came loose in Key West plane crashNASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick said Monday his seat came loose in the Oct. 31 plane crash at Key West International Airport that left him with four broken ribs and a broken shoulder. The Gulfstream G150 had brake problems upon landing at the airfield. The private plane ran off the runway and, despite wearing his seat belt, Hendrick was still injured. My belt was on, and something came loose in the seat itself, Hendrick said. I hit the bulkhead and my wife. My chest and head went into the seat in front of me, and thats where I [broke] my ribs and I had a concussion. Hendrick was hospitalized for a week in North Carolina, where he lives, after the accident. His wife, Linda, sustained minor cuts and bruises in the crash, but the two pilots were not injured. The four reportedly were going to Key West to visit the Hendrickshouse on Sunset Key off Key West. The plane was co-owned by Hendrick and five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, and was primarily used to shuttle Johnson and his family to and from races. Hendrick spent three weeks after the accident sleeping in a chair, and only recently has been able to sleep in a bed. Hes still undergoing daily therapy sessions. Hendrick missed the final three races of the NASCAR season, which wrapped the weekend of Nov. 20 with the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway. Tony Stewart ended the year dethroning Johnson as the five-year champ. Trying to sleep and move and getting therapy takes most of the day, he said. My wife is doing good. She busted her leg up, but Im not a spring chicken anymore. I dont bounce back quite as quick. Im just going to probably take it easy for a few more weeks and continue to do my therapy. AHendrick plane in 2004 crashed en route to a race at Martinsville, Va., killing all 10 aboard, including Hendricks son, brother and twin nieces. But Hendrick said hes not scared to fly. No, he said quickly. I actually flew home that night. Im good there. We were very fortunate. Were glad that it wasnt any worse than it was. Were healing up. We dont have any of the answers yet on exactly what happened there, but theres a lot of smart people involved and well get that figured out pretty soon, I hope.NASCAR owner still on mend in N.CarolinaAssociated pressKEY WEST Photo courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICEThis is the aftermath of the Oct.31 crash in which Rick Hendrick was severely injured. Hes still rehabbing at his North Carolina home. HENDRICKBullard files for Senate seatState Rep. Dwight Bullard, a Democrat from Miami, has filed papers signaling he will run in 2012 to try to succeed his mother, Larcenia Bullard, in the Florida Senate. Dwight Bullard notified the Department of State on Nov. 9 that hes switching his candidacy from House District 118 to Senate District 39, according to election records. Larcenia Bullard, also a Democrat from Miami, has represented Monroe and parts of Broward, Collier, Hendry, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties since 2002 but cannot seek re-election next year because of term limits.Dwight Bullard was elected to his House seat in 2008 and succeeded his father, former Rep. Ed Bullard. The House seat also previously was held by Larcenia Bullard.No other candidates have opened campaign accounts for the Senate race, though House Minority Leader Ron Saunders, D-Key West, has been mentioned as a possibility. Hes already filed to run for re-election to his House seat.Saunders, an attorney and Key West native, represented House District 120 from 1986 to 1994. In 2004, he ran for the District 39 seat but lost to Larcenia Bullard in the primary. He won a return to the House in 2006, defeating now-County Commissioner David Rice, a Republican, in the general election. That was after Ken Sorensen stepped down under term limits. Saunders has since been re-elected each two years since. Senate District 39 has around 170,900 registered voters. Whoever runs for it likely will see a different district, since legislative redistricting is under way. Keynoter Staff contributed to this report.District 39 takes in all of the KeysNews Service of FloridaPOLITICSLawmakers create Glades caucusAbipartisan group of five state lawmakers announced the formation Monday of a new legislative caucus devoted to Everglades restoration efforts. The politicians three Democrats and two Republicans said issues surrounding the ecosystem rise above party and merit a special group within the Legislature to keep the focus on restoration measures as budget constraints might push it out of the limelight.No one is happy with the pace at which the Everglades are being restored, said Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, who is organizing the caucus with Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera. They were joined by Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs, D-Delray Beach; Rep. Gayle Harrell, RStuart; and Rep. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach. However, they said others would join the group later. The lawmakers said the caucus would not only keep pressure on fellow lawmakers on Everglades efforts, but also on the federal government, which shares responsibility for restoration.The state of Florida has really come to the table in many ways, but our federal partners have fallen short, Altman said. An initial meeting of the caucus will be held at the start of the legislative session, the organizers said. The meeting would include representatives of various environmental groups, some of whom were on hand for the announcement at a Boynton Beach farm. The lawmakers noted the Everglades the River of Grass are not only a vital source of drinking water for 7 million South Florida residents, but also a one-of-akind ecological jewel that draws tourists.The Everglades have been dying for decades from the intrusion of farms and development, cut by dikes, dams and canals, effectively draining much of the swamp and polluting it with fertilizers and urban runoff. The state and federal governmentsefforts to restore the wetlands have been stymied for years by funding shortfalls, legal challenges and political bickering.Associated PressEVERGLADES RESTORATION

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Opinion & EditorialSaturday,December 3,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A 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: keynoter@keynoter.com 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. Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYThis is Harry Boyer,head of the Key West weather station from 1911 to 1931.He started with the weather service when the office was in a bank building on Duval Street.Two years later,it moved to a building at Front and Eaton streets.It remained there until 1957,when it moved to Key West International Airport.In 2005,the National Weather Service moved to a new state-of-the-art building on White Street.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALClimate change: U.S must leadLETTERS TO THE EDITORWatch the trash moneyBoth Monroe County and the city of Key West are within a few years of the end of their current waste contracts. Both need to use all information available in order to write good, comprehensive requests for proposals. Both need to rely on their staffs, which have been following these issues closely and understand how much time something takes, as well as what points of negotiations are more critical to the big picture than others. During a recent Monroe County Commission meeting, there was great support from all commissioners for a comprehensive plan, but then much time was spent on the bigger recycling bins, a singular item desired by Waste Management as leverage to negotiate an automatic extension of the contract. The final decision was for staff to bring forward a list of initiatives they wish to pursue. Bigger bins should be on that list, but they are not necessarily the first choice, Im hopeful the commissioners recognize that.During a Key West City Commission meeting, staff asked for $78,000 to help source additional recycling options, write a request for bids, review the submittals and negotiate the contract. Of that, $23,000 is only necessary if a transition to a new waste hauler is needed because they would also help with that, too.Yes, that is a lot of money, especially on top of the $380,000 that firm is already getting to research and write the solid-waste master plan for the city. However, a well-written RFPis the key part of the whole plan, especially for a contract worth $2.5 million annually. To not do the best job at this crucial stage will absolutely cost the city more, especially over a five-year contract. The main sentiment from city commissioners was to wait until the master plan is complete. The city attorney told them that they could renegotiate the current contract if they felt it was in the citys best interest. But how will they know if they dont get proposals from all interested contractors and introduce some competitive spirit? I dont care who gets the contract; I just want the city make to a well-informed decision. If we wait until the report comes out next spring, the city will be well behind the amount of time needed to go out for bid and negotiate a contract, a fact stated by staff. Waiting on this issue will effectively tie their hands behind their backs and lessen the chance of spending $2.5 million wisely. Karen Beal Key LargoEven onetime skeptics now agree that scientific evidence offers proof that greenhouse gases are warmingThe U.N. Climate Summit opens this weekend in Durban, South Africa, amid still more evidence of dangerous changes in extreme weather patterns. The drought in Texas and across much of the southern United States, along with record flooding in parts of Africa and Asia, are signs of an ominous trend supported by recent reports based on scientific data:Thirteen of the worlds hottest years on record have occurred in the last 15 years. As if to put an exclamation point on this alarming pattern, this year was also the hottest ever to coincide with the cooling effect of La Nina, the weather system in the Pacific that is supposed to reduce global temperatures.Sea ice in the Arctic shrank to its second lowest surface area after 2007, with measurements at record levels of thin ice. In the coming weeks, another scientific report is expected to declare that the risk posed by undeniably increasing levels in the ocean raises the prospect of destroying low-lying coastal areas of the Northern Hemisphere especially in the Florida Keys. The world is warming, and its due to the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that can be attributed to human activity and exploding carbon levels. Climate skeptics will doubtless brush this aside as the work of forces that want to impose government controls on carbon emissions and every conceivable human activity that affects the air we breathe, but its harder to brush aside the conversion of one of the most prominent skeptics in academia, Richard Muller, a respected physicist at UC-Berkeley. He said the findings of his own research team confirmed the accepted conventional wisdom that he and others once scorned as the product of activist frenzy within the scientific community. All of this lends a new level of urgency to the meeting in Durban, where politics and ideology threaten to obstruct progress toward concerted action by the world community to halt, or even reverse, the global warming trend. Organizations like the Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Obama administration has failed to live up to the presidents promise as a candidate to lead the way to decisive action on climate change. Specifically, the administration has been dragging its feet on the issue of what to do with the Kyoto Treaty which focuses on emission reductions when it expires next year. The point is rapidly approaching, scientists say, when global warming becomes irreversible. Action should be taken today to save the world of a devastating tomorrow. Miami HeraldFix the traffic lightsThe traffic engineer from the state Department of Transportation who changed the timing of the lights at 107th and 109th streets at U.S. 1 in Marathon should be fired. Reset them.Siegfried Gunderson Grassy KeyUnited for charityOn behalf of United Way of the Florida Keys and several other local charities, I would like to thank Carolyn and the staff at the BottleCap Lounge in Key West and all the generous supporters in our community Keyswide that attended or donated prizes to the third annual turkey drawing hosted by employees of the state Department of Children and Families in Monroe County. We are very thankful to Patrick Garvey, Julie Esquivel, Amy Baldree, Karen Knight and the entire DCF staff that organized this years event on Nov. 18. It raised $1,300 for the Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign, on top of more than $800 in pledges made by DCF through payroll deduction. Several state agencies in the Keys are similarly participating in the campaign. DCF employees, United Way board member Rick Ramsay and President Margie Smith pulled raffle tickets for fabulous prizes ranging from hotel stays to jewelry and dining gift certificates nearly 60 prizes in all. These items were generously provided by businesses throughout the Keys. In addition, tips to celebrity bartenders Stephanie Kaple from the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, Larry Kahn of the Domestic Abuse Shelter board, Diana Flenard of the Monroe Association of ReMARCable Citizens and Dan Dombroski of Boys and Girls Clubs were donated to the FSECC campaign. Through the annual Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign, state employees raise funds that benefit local nonprofits that have applied to be a part of the campaign for this year through the United Way. Recipients of funds generated by this event include the Boys and Girls Club, the Outreach Coalition, Wesley House Family Services, Domestic Abuse Shelter, Marathon Recreation Center, Helpline, MARC and the United Way of the Florida Keys. The United Way of the Florida Keys is a nonprofit that funds 15 local nonprofit service providers throughout the Keys. Its community impact focus areas for the next three years are access to quality food (food pantries) and early childhood and youth development. All funds stay in the Keys. We have been funding local nonprofits since 1981. Margie Smith President, United Way of the Florida KeysHalloween was hoppingThe staff and children of Grace Jones Daycare thank Elizabeth Bayerl and the National Honor Society for helping once again this year with our successful Halloween party. The students and Dr. Bayerl made the most delicious treats that we all enjoyed so much. Special thanks to the students from Marathon High School that did face painting and games, and helped the little ones with their costumes. Extra special thanks to Cassidy Burgos for the big cleanup. Iris Coe MarathonYOURS FOR $100,MAYBE Bill Gilbert of Caribee Boat Sales and Marina in Islamorada donated this 17-foot 2012 Maverick Micro Flats boat with a 40-horsepower,four-stroke Yamaha engine and trailer, to be raffled at the Jan.28 Bougainvillea Ball benefiting Mariners Hospital of Tavernier. Tickets are $100 each.To see how to get one,call 434-1026. Green coalition formsBuoyed by recent comments by Gov. Rick Scott, a new coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday called on lawmakers to restore growth management protections and resist the temptation to further consolidate control over the states water resources. Speaking to supporters outside the Capitol, Florida Conservation Coalition founder Bob Graham said the mission of the new group is to roll back changes made by lawmakers in recent years that critics say have dismantled many of the protections that shielded the states natural resources from unmitigated growth. Graham was Florida governor from 1979 to 1986 and a U.S. senator from 1987 to 2005. He spent several of his monthly work days days in which he would work in regular jobs in the Keys as, among other things, a cosmetics manufacturer and park ranger.The group is banking on Scotts support to influence a Republican-led Legislature that environmentalists say has rolled back environmental protections, some of which dated back to Grahams term as governor when the state enacted it first comprehensive growth-management law.We commend his commitment, Graham said of Scotts recent comments on the importance of Floridas environment. We now ask for his leadership. Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon of Florida, said environmental groups were caught offguard last session by the voracity with which development interests and key lawmakers pursued changes to state laws managing water resources, land conservation and growth. Over the last year, under the misleading banner of economic growth, there have been repeated efforts to weaken the environmental laws and cut environmental funds, Draper said. There is no correlation....Among the groups top priorities is restoring funding and fiscal autonomy to the states five water management districts. Lawmakers earlier this year cut funding for the districts and bolstered legislative oversight on spending decisions.Nearly $700 million in budget cuts ensued, including a $500 million reduction to the South Florida Water Management District, which oversees Everglades restoration efforts and includes the Keys.By MICHAEL PELTIERNews Service of FloridaENVIRONMENT

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Saturday,December 3,2011 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com DECEMBER Tax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR Coupons for the Tourist Development Tax will be mailed out this month. Mobile home owners. Your GREEN decals will expire on December 31, 2011. Your new RED decal should be affixed to the lower left corner of the window closest to the street or road providing access to the residence. The third installment for taxes is due. Taxes paid in December will receive a 3% discount. Mrs. Henriquez and her staff wish everyone a very Happy Holiday. Our offices will be closed on December 26, 2011.The offices will be open on December 30, 2011 until 4:45. 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Richard SwentekKey Colony 13 7th St$399,900$380,000392American Caribbean, Karen RaspeAmerican Caribbean, Brenda TorrellaKey Largo 37 Bounty Ln$1,075,000$985,00098RE/MAX Keys ToThe Key, Diana FiddesCentury 21 Schwartz (KL) Martha NovalKey West 2801 Venetian Dr$199,900$130,000541Prudential Knight & Gardner, Terry GarciaPrudential Knight & Gardner, Gloria Sellers 1312 William St$269,000$250,000444Bascom Grooms R.E. (KW) Edward SalazarBascom Grooms R.E. (KW) Bascom Grooms 325 Julia St$299,900$281,000636Prudential Knight & Gardner, Gloria SellersPrudential Knight & Gardner Gloria Sellers 1075 Duval St$225,000$164,000235Sun Source Realty, (KW) Michelle BladesBeach Club, Carl Sanders, Dawn Thornburgh 530 Truman Ave$4,250,000$3,825,00024Prudential Team Knight/GardnerPrudential Team Knight/GardnerLittle Torch Key Blackbeard Lot$69,500$69,50041Lower Keys Realty, Deborah Van StryS ellstate Isl, Lee, Sanders, SanLorenzo,WagnerMarathon 10957 5th Ave$490,000$430,000240Shoreline Properties, Sue Mooney, PAMarathon Vacation.com, Gidget JacksonStock Island 5419 Robyn Ln$298,500$257,00033Keys Commercial Real Estate, Gary SmithKeys Commercial R.E., Gary Smith MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesBased on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the pe riod for the period Nov. 20 Nov. 26, 2011. The Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn at 3755 S.Roosevelt Blvd.in Key West was awarded the hotel chains Best Western Design Champion award during the Oct.30-Nov.2 Best Western International North American Convention.Judges from the American Society of Interior Designers and the American Institute of Architects chose the Ambassador for its design and construction.At the presentation are (from left) Best Western International Chief Executive Officer David Kong,owners Sharon and Steven Golan,General Manager Armida Averette and P.G.West,chairman of the Best Western International board.DESIGN CHAMPION BusinessTrade group expects rise in home salesPending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, the National Association of Realtors said in a prepared statement Wednesday. The organizations Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, surged 10.4 percent to 93.3 in October from 84.5 in September and is 9.2 percent above October 2010, when it stood at 85.5. The data reflects contracts but not closings. Lawrence Yun, the trade groups chief economist, said improved contract activity is a hopeful sign. Home sales have been plodding along at a sub-par level while interest rates are hovering at record lows and there is a pent-up demand from buyers who normally would have entered the market in recent years. We hope this is indicates more buyers are taking advantage of the excellent affordability conditions, he said. Many consumers are recognizing that home buyers in the past two years have had one of the lowest default rates in history. Moreover, continued inventory declines are another healthy sign for the housing market, Yun added. The Pending Home Sales Index in the Northeast surged 17.7 percent to 71.3 in October and is 3.4 percent above October 2010. In the Midwest the index jumped 24.1 percent to 88.7 in October and remains 13.2 percent above a year ago. Pending home sales in the South, which includes Florida, rose 8.6 percent in October to an index of 99.5 and are 9.7 percent higher than October 2010. In the West the index slipped 0.3 percent to 105.5 in October but is 8.1 percent above a year ago. Although contract signings are up, not all contracts lead to closings. Many potential home buyers inadvertently hurt their credit scores and chances of getting a mortgage through easily averted actions, such as canceling an old credit line while taking on a new one, Yun said. Such actions could unwittingly prevent buyers from obtaining a mortgage if their credit score is close the margins of qualifying, or they might get a loan but with less favorable terms.Signed contracts have increased from SeptemberREAL ESTATESaving money, day by dayWith the official holiday shopping season now here, you should know that timing is everything if youre trying to get the best deal on a computer, airfares, cars and even stocks.Surveys indicate there are days and times of the month when you are more likely to get a bargain. Online retailers, for instance, lower prices on Mondays for many products because thats when workers are back in front of their computers and trolling the Internet, according to Extrabux.com, a price comparison website. Every dollar counts in this economy, said Jeff Nobbs, co-founder of Extrabux. If you dont need the item tomorrow, theres no reason not to wait a few days and save some extra bucks. Here are the best times to buy certain items:Computers, electronics and video games: Extrabux, along with CamelCamel Camel.com which alerts consumers when prices fall on Amazon recently looked at prices over the past two years sold by online retailers.The lowest online prices for computers and other electronics appear on Mondays, when consumers are most likely searching for them. This is also the day that electronics manufacturers tend to offer rebates, and retailers pass them onto consumers, Nobbs said.Retailers also slash camera prices on Mondays, Nobbs said, hoping that will entice consumers to their sites and to browse biggerticket items at the same time.Jewelry and apparel: Women tend to shop online in midweek, Nobbs said, and prices on jewelry are at their lowest on Wednesdays.Retailers such as the Gap and Old Navy start marking down clothing items Thursday in anticipation of weekend shoppers, said Andrea Woroch, a consumer savings adviser. She suggests you shop Thursday night and Friday morning before all the sale items are picked over.Airplane tickets: The cheapest day to fly domestically is Wednesday, when there are the fewest travelers and the most available seats, said Rick Seaney, chief executive of FareCompare.com, a travel website. Tuesday is a close second, he said, followed by Saturday. The best time to buy a ticket, however, is Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time, Seaney said. He explains that typically on Monday night, one airline will post its sale and then the other airlines play catchup the next morning. By the time the sales hit the reservation system, he said, its about 3 p.m. The deals usually only last until sometime Thursday. Seaney is now studying international tickets. The early conclusion: Flying Monday through Thursday will save you $60 to $80 more on a round-trip ticket than if you travel on Friday or the weekends.McClatchy-TribunePERSONAL FINANCEBuying stuff specific days can be cheaperBUSINESS BRIEFSKeys hospital adds UnitedHealthcareInsurance provider UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island to give its policy holders access to the medical centers physicians and services.The hospital has about 75 doctors and more than 200 nurses. UnitedHealthcare has 2.6 million Florida policy holders and network agreements with 230 hospitals and more than 28,000 doctors statewide.Nominations sought for Athena AwardThe Key West Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Athena Award, given to a Keys woman who exemplifies leadership in her profession.The Key West award, part of an international Athena Award program, is presented to someone who demonstrates excellence in business or a profession and provides valuable service to the community, the chamber says. The recipient will have exhibited initiative and creativity enhancing the efficacy of her business or profession and the stability and improvement of the community. Lastly, the recipient will have demonstrated support of the goals of professional women and have provided unselfish assistance on their behalf. To nominate someone or receive a nomination form, contact Mary Beth Hurd at the chamber at 294-2587 or via e-mail at committees@ keywestchamber.org. 7949 Gulfstream Blvd. Marathon 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Carmen & Fredy CarricaburuThe Team with Results(305) 289-0077www .HomesInTheKeys.com Ourlisting in Marathon, this immaculate 4BR/3BApool home, JUST SOLD! Call the Team with Results to g et your property SOLD! (305) 289-0077

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Five-term incumbent Joan Lord-Papy, a Democrat, will have competition next year if she seeks re-election to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. Big Coppitt Key resident Patricia Bowman filed Friday to run for the District 1 seat in 2012. She ran as Pat Unferth in 2008 prior to getting married and lost the Republican primary to Key Wester Andy Williams. Williams famously learned of his defeat by LordPapy behind bars at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island. He had been arrested nine times in the year leading up to the election including twice after winning the primary. I still have questions about the strategic planning that is so necessary for that organization going forward, Bowman said of Mosquito Control. I have questions about the huge spend-down of their reserves and I just hate mosquitoes and I want to represent my district.Bowman said Mosquito Control found an old cistern after very diligent searching that helped solve a bad mosquito problem at her home.Weve got really good folks working for the organization very highly qualified, scientific folks. I want to be a part of that, she said. Bowman said politicians such as State Attorney Dennis Ward, County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy and Mosquito Board Chairman Bill Shaw have really encouraged me to step back out and do it again. Aformer systems analyst, Bowman, 52, is now an executive assistant for the Anderson Firm in Key West. She also handles marketing for the law firm.Qualifying for countywide offices runs June 4 at noon until June 8 at noon, and candidates must submit 513 petitions before noon May 7. Mosquito Control candidates can pay a filing fee of $25 if they dont collect petitions. The election is Nov. 6, 2012. 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Why Shop Local?Re-circulate local money: More money is kept in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers and distributors.Purchasing local helps grow other businesses. Most new jobs are provided by local businesses:Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.Our one of a kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character: The unique character of the Florida Keys is what brought us here and will keep us here. Our tourism businesses also benefit.When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace,not just anyplace. Local business owners invest in community: Local businesses owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave,and are more invested in the communitys future. Non-profits receive greater support: Non-profit organizations receive an average 350% greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.This Holiday Season Support Marathons Local Businesses. Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce305-743-5417www.floridakeysmarathon.com SAVE20GallonwithCARWASH($75.00max)Tom Thumb in Marathon US1 & Sombrero Beach Rd. at the light Key West Aloe Products Crabtree & Evelyn Unique Christmas Ornaments Tropical Christmas Cards 8917-21 O/S Highway Marathon,FL (305) 743-3696 Join us for ourANNUALOPENHOUSEDec. 2nd & 3rd Open 10 amAcross from the flashing light at MM 52Special Discounts & Treats W W icker W icker W eb eb Established 1975 Celebrating 36 years GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Parking permits may be expandedThe Key West City Commission next week will consider whether to extend the residential parking permit program into the Virginia Street corridor in light of a sidewalk project that will remove several illegal parking spots from the neighborhood. After receiving extensive public input, largely from area residents opposed to the project, and a trio of inconclusive commission votes, new 5-foot sidewalks, compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, are planned for the north side of Virginia between Windsor Lane and Varela Street, except in the 800 block, where the sidewalk will be on the south side. After construction, city staff has said there will 40 legal parking spaces in the affected part of town; now there are 51 spots, only 21 of which are legal. The remaining spaces are too close to intersections, creating blind spots or encroaching on the city right of way. Once the $1.87 million construction is finished, the 40 new spots will be marked residential, and be available to people with Monroe County license plates who pay $6.25 for a city-issued permit. City Parking Manager John Wilkins, in a report to City Manager Jim Scholl, noted, This neighborhood has experienced more competing demands for the onstreet parking spaces due to increased school enrollment and the opening of a restaurant. Of the Old Town areas covered by the residential parking program: These neighborhoods attract a wide variety of people including tourists, business customers, workers and residents seeking a limited insufficient number of on-street parking. He said the program has provided some relief to areas where it has been established. Thats primarily the area of Old Town bounded by Truman Avenue and White Street. The proposed expansion comprises the 800 through 1500 blocks of Virginia from Windsor to Jose Marti Drive; the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Margaret, Packer, Grinnell, Watson and Varela streets; and side streets from Truman to Catherine Street. In addition to the residential parking program, theres a $106.25 permit that allows holders to park at metered spots on their block, after proving residency, without feeding the meters. At last count there were 1,008 residential parking spaces in Key West.Loss of spaces for street work is the reasonBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTPaddleboat coming downThe bayside waters off the Upper Keys may look a little more like the Mississippi River in the new year with the arrival of a 78-foot paddlewheel boat. The vessel is expected to arrive later this month and, by the beginning of the year, be available for lunch, brunch and sunset dinner cruises out of Steamers restaurant next to Gilberts Resort at mile marker 107 on Blackwater Sound. The business, Island Time Cruise Co., is a collaboration among Rob and Lynn Mitchell, owners of Keys Diver in Key Largo; Pete Lacomb; and Valerie and Terry Rhoades. Tickets for the cruises, which will be about two and a half hours long, will be sold out of Keys Diver at mile marker 99.6, bayside, next to Docs Diner. The 128-passenger boat is expected to also be available for weddings, seminars and other special events. Rob Mitchell said he and his partners also plan to have Sunday brunch, murder mystery dinners, wine tastings and live island music aboard the boat, which features an all-wood dining room and a bar on each of its two decks. Mitchell said he got the idea for a paddlewheel boat business for the Keys after many windy days when customers didnt want to go out on the water on Keys Divers scuba or snorkeling boats. There has to be something to do on windy days when people dont want to go in, on or under the water, Mitchell said. Once the idea set in, Mitchell said he looked far and wide for the perfect vessel. He even considered having one he found in Nevada shipped all the way to the Keys, but that endeavor seemed too expensive. Finally, he found a paddlewheel boat made in 1993 that was being operated out of Atlantic City, N.J. The owner is getting old and was ready to get out of the business, he said. Mitchell is scheduled to fly up to New Jersey next week and take the ship on a two-week trip down the Intracoastal Waterway to its new home at Steamers. He and his partners hope to set sail for the boats first cruise on New Years Eve. Mitchell wouldnt say how much he and his partners paid for the vessel. They also have not decided how much they will charge for cruise tickets. Food served on the ship will be mostly prepared by Steamers kitchen staff at the restaurant since the boat does not have a galley. At least for the first few months, the boat will be captained by Mitchell and Lacomb, who both have their captains licenses and operate Keys Divers boats. The paddlewheel on the back of the boat is actually just for show, Mitchell said. The vessel is really propelled by two John Deere 250 horsepower turbo diesel engines. Mitchell said sitting in the wheelhouse above the vessels top deck makes driving the boat feel like steering an apartment building. The boat will be docked at Steamers, the former Pontoons, where that establishments Qu een A nne s R e v en g e II pirate ship was docked. To book a ticket with Island Time Cruise Co., call 453-0001. The companys website, www.islandtime cruise.com is expected to be up and running by the end of the month.New attraction designed for meal cruisesBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGOBowman runs for Mosquito ControlBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comELECTION 2012

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Conchs roll in season openerAnew era in Key West High boys basketball began Wednesday night, and it was evident in the pre-game atmosphere at the Bobby Menendez Gyms Bill Butler Court. New coach Anton Lopezs smile lit up the place. Rick Lopez and Judd Wise were about to broadcast (on WKWF 1600-AM) a Conch basketball game for the first time in seven years. The bleachers were pulled down on both sides of the court, something that rarely was done in recent seasons. And even Bill Spottswood, a Conch player from the late s, was in the house. And so the stage was set, and, before about 200 fans, the Conchs didnt disappoint, cruising to a 59-28 victory over Barrington Christian. Ten Key West players, looking sharp and confident in their bright white uniforms, scored, led by senior forward JeQuan Lopez, who had 14 points, and senior guard Ryan Wagner, who had 13 points and four assists. The Conchsharassing defense forced 29 turnovers, including eight in the first quarter, which ended with a 17-2 Key West lead. Lopez put in his second team in the second quarter, and the Conchs were outscored, 11-5 they got off only three shots and made eight turnovers. The regulars were back in to begin the third quarter, and they quickly built on the 22-13 halftime lead, opening with a 12-0 run and finishing the period with a 43-17 lead. The fourth quarter was mostly a layup drill for the speedy Conchs, the easy shots made possible by a flurry of steals. A35-point lead had been built, so a running clock was used with about four minutes left. Key West shot 57 percent from the field and made 18 of 27 free throws. The other Conch scorers were Anthony Rice (eight), Tony Guieb (seven), Thomas Butler (six), Gerald Henderson (three) and Tony German, Elliot Valdez, Keonta Greene and Clive Georges (two each). I thought we played pretty well, Lopez said, as his happy players left the gym. We made some mistakes early because of firstgame jitters. The Conchs, who played Gulliver Prep Friday night in a game completed too late for todays paper, will play host to Charlotte at 8:30 tonight.Early lead grows larger in 59-28 winBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST HOOPS Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,DECEMBER 3,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B Green living When shopping for gifts,you can find the right stuff while being eco-friendly.EarthTalk, 3B Gift of giving You can make a Florida Keys kids holiday season by donating toys and other goods.Story, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Dolphins win a thriller in OTThe Marathon High School boys basketball team has a flare for the dramatic this season. For the second time in a row to open the regular season, the Dolphins erased a late deficit to force overtime. First it was in the opener on Nov. 22 against Westminster Christian School, which ended in a 77-71 loss. But Tuesday, Marathon pulled out an 83-79 win over Center of Life Academy. The Dolphins trailed Miamis Center of Life by six points with just 18 seconds remaining when senior Trevelle Beckford just as he did against Westminster hit a late three to bring Marathon within 77-74 in the fourth quarter. Trevelle has hit a lot of big shots for us and to have the courage to take them and knock them down says a lot, coach Kevin Freeman said. The Dolphins fouled to put Center of Life on the line and they missed both shots. The Dolphins took possession with 8.8 seconds left, but Beckford was fouled to prevent him taking a threepointer to tie the game. Our plan was to make the first one and miss the second and try to get a rebound, Freeman said. Beckford made the first, missed the second on purpose and the ball was tipped to freshman Nelson Rojas. He was fouled and calmly drained a pair of free throws to tie the game at 77-77 and force overtime. Center of Life scored first and Marathons Peter Culver hit a layup to tie it 79-79. Senior Dwayne Ellis scored the only other points in overtime on four free throws as the Dolphins held on for the win. Ellis had a huge game with 33 points, 21 rebounds and six assists. Rojas finished with 18 points, Culver had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Beckford had 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Thursday, the Dolphins (1-2) fell behind early and could never erase a sizable Palmer Trinity School lead en route to a 75-52 loss. Marathon trailed by as much as 14 n the first quarter before rallying to make it 18-14 after eight minutes. After that, we broke down defensively. They likeEllis scores 33 with 21 boards, Rojas, Culver, Beckford also strongBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASKETBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Elliot Valdez goes up for a shot amid three Barrington Christian players, including Giovanni Kassar (right),who was called for a foul. Lady Canes shutout CarrollLily Lidesma, Iris Dunn and Jasmine Paterson scored two goals apiece to lead the Coral Shores High School Lady Hurricanes to an 8-0 soccer win over Archbishop Carroll Monday. But momentum from that win was tempered when the Hurricanes matched up with defending district champion Gulliver Prep Thursday. The Canes fell behind 3-0 early and lost 7-1. Coach Arthur Paterson said he pulled most starters from the Carroll game by the first-half water break. Carroll is not a very good team this year. It gave some of the non-starters some good experience, but thats not a measuring stick for the team, he said. Jessica Butler and Jennifer Doyle scored the other two goals for the Canes against the Bulldogs. On Thursdays game against the Raiders, coach Paterson said he was pleased with the girlsplay despite the lopsided result. The score would not reflect how they played, he said. In the first half, we gave up three soft goals and that put us behind. We still competed and played, but didnt capitalize on the opportunities we had. Trailing 3-0 at the break, Coral Shores scored early in the second half to cut the deficit to 3-1. JasmineBut missed opportunities against RaidersBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCORAL SHORES SOCCERLady Dolphins move to 6-3The Marathon High School girls soccer team split a pair of games this week against Miami area opponents to move their record to 6-3.The Dolphins dropped a district game Tuesday at Palmer Trinity School, 6-1, before bouncing back with a dominating 5-0 performance at home Wednesday against Florida Christian School.Thursday, eighth-grader Regan Durkin started the scoring off in the early minutes with a shot from 20 yards out that went through the goalies hands to make it 1-0. Senior Marina Kay Wiatt tallied the Dolphins second goal. The outside midfielder also scored from around 20 yards out. The Dolphins led 2-0 at the half and wasted little time getting on the board in the second. In the fifth minute, Savannah Rodamer scored on a header off a corner kick by Durkin. That was probably our prettiest goal of the year. Weve talked to Regan about putting her corners right there and it was a beautiful play, coach Lynn Landry said. Sisters Taylor and Sydney Konrath finished the scoring off with a pair of goals late in the second half. Landry said he wasThey split two matches during weekBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOCCERSee Hoops,2BSee Hurricanes,2BSee Dolphins,2B

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The Marathon High School girls basketball team dropped a pair of games this past week against strong Dade Christian School and Palmer Trinity School teams. The Dolphins lost, 4222, on Tuesday to Dade Christian before a 61-13 loss to Palmer on Thursday. Against Palmer, Yailin Nieda and Taja Hidalgo led the Dolphins with four points each, while Cassidy Van Voorst and Amanda Davis each scored two. Against Dade Christian Tuesday, the Dolphins trailed 19-1 after one quarter. It was close for the rest of the game but we didnt come out of the gate. Dade is not unbeatable; we just need a few things to click. Being young and inexperienced, we havent figured it out just yet, coach Leslie Lindsey said. Davis led the Dolphins with nine points, Jessica Forest had four, Van Voorst three and Gardine Raymond two. The Dolphins (0-5) are scheduled to visit Center of Life Academy in Miami at 6 p.m. Monday. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,December 3,2011 Monroe County Sheriffs Office Presents1st Annual Walk for TOYZSaturday, December 10th7:30 am sign in 8:30 am walkSign in with a New Toy or Donation of $10.00 to Santas Workshop at the Marathon Fire Station #148900 Overseas HighwayWalk will be around the AirportUnwrapped TOYZ for all ages are needed so that NO child in the Florida Keys goes without Christmas!Christmas Refreshments will be served before walkThis Walk Benefits Toyz for Keyz Kidz & the ZONTA Toy Program Helping Kids at Christmas Time Sponsored by The Fun Bunch & City of Marathon Fire StationContact Charlotte Quinn for more information 305-743-6447 or 305-393-9501 Dr. Andrew J. Wolszczak, MDBoard Certified in Adult & Pediatric Urology 8151 Overseas Highway Suite 200 (305) 743-6526 Urinary InfectionsInterstitial CystitisKidney StonesOffice Microwave Surgery of ProstateCryosurgery For Prostate CancerTransvaginal Sling For IncontinenceOn staff at Mariners Hospital, Fishermens Community Hospital and Outpatient Surgery Center of Key West Paterson took a through ball from Kelly Cassidy and beat the defense for what would be the teams only goal. Coach Paterson said Gulliver dropped its defense back after gaining the early lead, forcing Coral Shores to go on the attack. The strategy left the Canes vulnerable to counter attacks, and Gulliver netted several goals to extend its lead. I was happy with the way they played and I truly believe as we go through the season and gain experience, that 7-1 score wont be the same at the end of the season, coach Paterson said. The Canes and Raiders could meet in the district tournament later this year. Coral Shores (3-2) is scheduled to play three games next week: At home against Carrollton School Tuesday at 4 p.m., at Coral Reef High School Thursday at 4 p.m. and home against Carroll Friday at 5 p.m.ICS gets forfeit winMiamis Archimedean Academy failed to show up for a scheduled Tuesday game against Island Christian Schools girls soccer team. Archimedean also forfeited a Nov. 21 game against Marathon High School. The Lady Eagles (3-2) were scheduled to host Westwood Christian School Friday, but results were not available at press time.Canes busy at homeFrom Hurricanes,1B to run and gun a lot and they shoot a lot of threepointers and make a lot of them. We just had problems on the defensive end locating our guys, Freeman said. Palmer outscored the Dolphins 21-8 in the second quarter and led 39-22 at the half. The lead grew to 58-38 after three quarters. With the game out of hand, Freeman gave his younger players playing time. Dominic Cavitt, Shemar Fantroy, Damian Chavez and Jesse Deluca all played well late, he said. Ellis finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Beckford had 17 points and six rebounds, and Culver had six points, seven rebounds and three steals. The Dolphins were scheduled to host Miami Country Day Friday, but results were not available at press time.Subs see actionFrom Hoops,1B Dolphin boys rout WarriorsFrom a protested game at Palmer Trinity Tuesday that began with just one official to a Thursday drubbing of an undermanned Westwood Christian squad, it was a strange week for the Marathon High School boys soccer team. Coach Jim Murphy said the Warriors dressed just eight players and a goalie Thursday after forfeiting a Nov. 18 matchup. The result was a 9-0 mercy-rule win for Marathon after just one half of play.Junior Riley Durkin led the way with another monster effort. He scored four of the Dolphinsnine goals, while Ricky Ceja had two of his own.The Dolphins scored early and often against the Warriors, notching their first goal at the 1:42 mark after a Durkin crossing ball to Marco Ceja.Ramarlo Robertson scored on a rebound of a Durkin shot at the 3:00 mark, and Ricky Ceja scored his first goal just a minute later after stealing a Westwood pass.Athrough ball from Ariel Rodriguez to Durkin put Marathon up 4-0 just 5:43 into the game. Durkin scored twice more before the firsthalf water break, including one off a Connor Boyd throw-in. It was the best play I saw today, coach Jim Murphy said. Connor had a throw in and he can gun it, which were going to use from now on. Riley put it in right off the throw-in at the penalty shot area. Ricky Ceja had his second goal in the 26th minute, while Frankie Gonzalez scored the ninth and final goal on a crossing ball from Boyd. Murphy said Tuesdays 20 loss to Palmer is on appeal with the Florida High School Athletic Association. He said the Palmer athletic director insisted on starting the game with just one official on the field. Palmers Falcons scored early in the first half on a through ball that Murphy said he believes was offsides. But the lone official was unable to see the play and the goal stood. So we waited for the other referee, Murphy said, but if we didnt play it, we would forfeit. The other referee eventually showed, but the Dolphins struggled offensively. Palmer scored to make it 2-0 on a shot from 20 yards out in the second half. Marathon is now 5-2 overall and 3-1 in district play. The Dolphins are scheduled to host Keys rival Coral Shores High School on Wednesday at 6 p.m.Loss to Falcons being appealed due to refereeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOCCERpleased with the teams play, even though a number of potential goals were left on the field. We put a lot of shots on, but not a lot in, he said. Even when we put a lot of the substitutes in, we maintained a certain type of play and thats what I want from them. On Tuesday, the Dolphins played the Falcons well for the first half and trailed 1-0 at the break. In the first five or 10 minutes, we dominated play, but we started running out of gas. We had the week off and our game got canceled last Monday, Landry said. Palmer put a header in off a corner kick to make it 2-0 in the seventh minute of the second half. Later in the half, goalie Julietta Pezzella was hit in the head making a save on a breakaway chance. She stayed in the game, but Palmer added three goals in a matter of minutes to make it 5-0. The Dolphins notched their lone goal late in the second half trailing 6-0. Samantha Bonilla hit Taylor Konrath on a throw-in and she beat a defender to score from the left side. The Dolphins were scheduled to host Archimedean Academy Friday, but results were not available at press time. Marathon is scheduled to visit Island Christian School Tuesday at 4 p.m.6-3 Dolphins host Island ChristianFrom Dolphins,1B Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathons Sarah Dodamead (foreground) looks back for a pass from teammate Savannah Rodamer during the Dolphins5-0 win over Florida Christian Thursday. Rodamer scored on a header off a corner kick.Struggles continue for Lady DolphinsYoung squad still looking for first winBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASKETBALL CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551 Butler tourney back for 3rd yearThe third annual Marques Butler Memorial Softball Tournament, named for a Key West High graduate who was stabbed to death during a fight in 2009, hits the diamond Jan. 28 and 29.In the co-ed tournaments first two years, a combined $7,000 was raised for scholarships for Key West High School graduates. The firstplace team walks away with $500 and other considerations. Organizers are looking to fill the brackets with 16 to 18 teams. The cost to enter varies on when you do it. Each team must have at least 10 players, and at last five guys and five girls. In this instance, we are definitely using softball as a way to connect with the community, says event Chairman Tony Yaniz. The invitation is extended to everyone in Monroe County, including Marathon and the Upper Keys, to come out and show us what kind of sportsmanship and talent they have. Were now in our third year and the tournament has grown into one everyone respects and wants to get behind. To find out more, sent a text to Samantha at 879-2682 or go to www.butler softball.com .SOFTBALL SPORTS BRIEFSBrossard finishes 6-3 in college2011 Marathon High School graduate Marisa Brossard has finished her fall tennis season at St. Bonaventure University with a 6-3 record. She had wins over the University of Texas-El Paso, Siena, Seton Hall, Army, the University of Massachusetts and Mercyhurst. Her losses came to UTEP, UMass and Stony Brook. Additionally, she was 3-3 in doubles. Brossard was the first girl from St. Bonaventure to make the finals of the NCAAEastern Regionals at Army. St. Bonaventure begins its spring season on Jan. 28 with a home match against Pittsburgh, followed by 18 other matches leading up to the Atlantic 10 tournament.

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Saturday,December 3,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Admin As Needed,LLCHourly Daily Project Related Short,Long Term Assignments Jeri Fiorile,Owner (305) 872-7665 jfiorile@att.net www.adminasneededkw.com AIR CONDITIONING MARATHON A/C & APPLIANCESSales & Service Fast Reliable Service Lic # CAC017490 (305) 743-5051 ARTIC-TEMPResidential Commercial Marine Sales Repair Refrigeration Ice Machines Lic # CAC 053827. 743-5288 Danas Air ConditioningRepairs & Replacement Commercial & Residential Ice Machines Pool Heaters Lic # CAC 056642 (305) 289-9498 GATOR HEATING & A/CRes Comml Sales & Service Ice Machines Refrigeration SR Discounts.Lic # CAC1816962 305-283-6088 Windswept A/C & Appl.Shut Your Windows,Shut Your Doors You Ain't Gonna Be Hot No More! Great Prices! Good Service! Lic @ CAC056987. Call 289-1748 AUTO SERVICE & REPAIR MERCEDES BENZService & Repair Star Motors 12300 O/S Hwy,Mrthn,289-9992 AUTO TRANSPORTING HOOKS TOWING SERVICEJump Starts,Fluid Check-Ups, Flats,Scan Readings & More! (305) 747-0785 CABINETS Kitchen KornerReal Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices Sales, 743-7277 CARPET CLEANING Royal PlusCarpet,Tile & Upholstery Cleaning Water Extraction & Drying Mold Remediation Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE (305) 296-8083 www.royalplus.com Licensed General Contractor CATERERS ENJOY YOUR PARTY!Let us heat,serve & clean-up during party (Lic # H716195109). Paulas Party Temps 305-395-9770 CERAMIC TILE DICKSON TILECustom Tile & Marble Installation Lic SP 1280 & Insd 743-0971 NC TILE & CARPETCeramic Porcelain Marble, Granite Tops Carpet Sales & Installation 10899 O/S Hwy,Marathon Lic #SP3562 & Insured 305-289-3019 COMPUTER REPAIR Teal Technologies,Inc.Business/Residential Solutions MS Certified System Engineer Servers-PCs-networking-CCTV Kim@T ealT ech.net 305-481-6981 Lic #LVSS 1278 & Insured CONCRETE & WOOD DOCKS Seawall Restoration Specialists Concrete Repairs Decorative Coatings Wood Dock Replacement Lic Eng 232 (305) 289-7350 ELECTRICAL SERVICES KELLY ELECTRICServicing the Middle Keys Since 1980Dependable! Lic.& Ins.#EC525 Call (305) 743-6098 HOME REDECORTING AFFORDABLE A Fresh Look Redecorate In a DayUsing Existing Furnishings Also: Staging for Resale Move-ins Organizing Lybrand Redesign 305-292-2682 www.LybrandRedesign.com INTERNET MARKETING Web Design SEO Social Networking & Merchant Account Setups; Facebook,Google+, Amazon,Ebay 305-814-9802 LANDSCAPING THE YARDMANBeautifying the Keys,One Yard At a Time.Yard & Power Washing Services. 849-2786 KIRK WILL SHOW UP! Lawn,Yard,Trees.Free Estimates. Lic # 292420096980 & Insured. No Job Too Big or Too Small. Hunters Lawn Care 305-600-7951 Mannys & Son Pearock Trimming Clean-up Plants/Trees Installed,Fall Specials! Lic #SP3702 (305) 747-0785 LOCKSMITH A-ABLE LOCKSMITHS 743-7448 MARINE SERVICE T & R SERVICEMarine Mechanics Fiberglass & Gel Coat Bottom Painting Electrical Installation Lic.& Insd. Call 305-896-1070 MOBILE RV REPAIR Reliable Mobile RV RepairFully Trained,Licensed & Insured WE COME TO YOU! Our 11th Year! 305-731-0308 MOVING DRN MOVINGLocal & Long Distance Boxes Truck Rentals Storage (305) 289-MOVE FDOT# 966624FL MC#450645 IM#26 PAINTING & CARPENTRY New Life PaintingPainting Concrete Carpentry Home Repairs 22 Yrs.Exp. Lic # SP3578 & 3579 ReferencesFast & Reliable! 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 G E T Y O U R B U S I N E S S N O T I C E D For as low as $49.28 Call Laura at 743-5551 LivingThink about green gifting for the holidaysDearEarthTalk: I would like to make my holiday gifts matter this year. Where can I find ideas for green gifts? Mary Baumgartner, via e-mail The holidays are a great time of year to share your enthusiasm for protecting the environment with family and friends. One meaningful gift a fashion-forward Tshirt from Rain Tees can help fight environmental destruction far away while raising awareness here at home. Every Rain Tee is handmade in the U.S. from ecofriendly fabrics and features original artwork created by children living in countries facing rampant deforestation. For every T-shirt the company sells, proceeds help the cause and Rain Teescharity partner, Trees for the Future, will plant a tree in a critically endangered part of the world. Another way to link your gifting and philanthropic tendencies is to donate to the Paradigm Project to help purchase clean-burning stoves for poor families in Africa. Your donation goes toward reducing deforestation and respiratory disease in a developing country, and the Paradigm Project will send you a unique holiday ornament in exchange. Many other nonprofits also provide holiday season incentives to donate to their causes in the name of a friend or loved one. To wit, the Natural Resources Defense Councils Green Gifts website offers dozens of gift opportunities related to various campaigns the organization is conducting around the world. By donating through the Green Gifts program, you and your gift recipient can help defend polar bears, protect clean water, revive rainforests or promote renewable energy, among other options. Similar land and species adoption programs that can be leveraged as holiday gifts are available from groups such as the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund and the Defenders of Wildlife. If not spending money is a priority this holiday season, you can make artwork or functional items out of leftover materials otherwise headed for the trash can or recycling bin. Handmade gifts in any form are always appreciated and will likely be cherished for much longer than anything storebought. But if making your own presents isnt your thing, a wide range of green gifts, large and small, can be found online. Some companies that specialize in fairly traded, sustainably sourced gift-worthy items include the Hunger Site Store, Branch, Low Impact Living, BGreen Apparel, AGreener Kitchen, Green Heart and Organic Bug, among many others. Once youve completed your green shopping, wrap your gifts in the festive designs of Earth Presents, which sells 100 percent recycled/recyclable gift wraps. For still more ideas on where to source that perfect green gift, check out the website of the nonprofit Green America, which provides links on its website to dozens of firms that sell sustainable wares. No doubt it feels good to go green over the holidays, given the excess we typically associate with gift giving. And given the poor state of the economy, it makes sense to give gifts that will last, whether they involve furthering important environmental work or providing items that havent caused unnecessary environmental destruction in their manufacture and that wont break down once the holidays are over. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E-The Environmental Magazine. Send questions to earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe at www.emagazine .com/subscribe.Eco-friendly items for environment are easy to findGREEN LIVING Events mark100th anniversaryAKeyswide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the completion of Henry Flaglers Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West culminates Jan. 14 to 23 with events throughout the island chain.When the inaugural train steamed through the Keys Jan. 22, 1912, it connected the previously isolated islands with each other and the mainland and ushered in a new era for travelers and residents. Stretching more than 100 miles out over open water, it was lauded as the worlds most unique rail line.Highlights of the centennial celebration include a 1900sera costume ball and themed community parade, a performance by a re-enactor portraying Flagler, a family fun day at the former railroad workers camp on Pigeon Key, museum and memorabilia exhibitions, hobbyist train displays and a re-enactment at Bahia Honda State Park.History lovers can explore Pigeon Key from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 during a freeadmission day of family fun. The five-acre island under the middle of the old Seven Mile Bridge features Flaglerera restored buildings and a railroad museum. The days attractions include snorkeling, historic and contemporary food, period games and live and entertainment. Ahobbyist train exhibition is scheduled the following day at Crane Point, mile marker 50.5 bayside, featuring early 20th Century musical entertainment. The action shifts to the Lower Keys Jan. 20, when an 11 a.m. historic re-enactment is scheduled at Bahia Honda State Park, mile marker 36.8. Visitors can meet the visionary Flagler, his third wife Mary Lily Kenan, Ernest Hemingway and others during a performance on the parks railcar stage. Aperiod costume ball is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. The Casa was built to accommodate the railroads elite passengers. The ball is to feature a Flagler-inspired dinner menu, dancing to period music and other festivities. On the following day, the 100th anniversary of the inaugural trains arrival, a 1 p.m. parade on Duval Street is planned. The parade route is to end at the Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, 281 Front St., where the exhibit Speedway to Sunshine showcases the railroad.That same day, Marathon audiences can view a one-man show by Flagler re-enactor Paul Jellinek, telling the story of the visionary. Showtimes for the two-act play are 3 and 8 p.m. at the Marathon Community Theatre, mile marker 49.5 oceanside.The centennials final weekend also includes the scheduled Key West arrival of paddling enthusiasts concluding a 115-mile adventure throughout the Keys. The celebration is to end Jan. 23, with a 6 to 7 p.m. presentation by Florida East Coast Railway historian Seth Bramson at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St.For specifics on all Flagler centennial activities, go to www.FlaglerKeys100.com.Train rolled into Key West in January 1912FLAGLER CENTENNIALPhoto courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESThousands of people turned out on Jan.22,1912,to greet Henry Flagler and his railroad on its inaugural stop in Key West.Groups collect goods forkidsThere are thousands of children throughout Monroe County whose families might not be financially able to give them the holiday season they want, but that doesnt mean they have to go without. Several organizations are collecting toys and other goods for needy kids up and down the Keys, and its easy to help:Toyz for Keyz Kidz, a program of the Sheriffs Office and the Salvation Army, is collecting new, unwrapped toys. They can be dropped off at any Sheriffs Office station in the Keys. Its also time for families in need to register with Toyz for Keyz Kidz. In the Upper Keys, registration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Roth Building at 50 High Point Road, Plantation Key. In the Middle and Lower Keys, the Salvation Army, 2805 Overseas Highway in Marathon and 1920 Flagler Ave. in Key West, respectively, is taking applications through Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications can be picked up at the two locations. Registrants should bring proof of income, a birth certificate for each child and proof the family lives in Monroe County, which would include rental receipts, a drivers license, a utility bill or the like. For more information, contact Tiffany OConnell in the Lower Keys at 2962424, Linda Mixon in the Middle Keys at 797-0089 or Peggy Bryan in the Upper Keys at 853-3211. Wesley House Family Services, a social-service umbrella agency, is accepting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 16 at numerous locations throughout the Keys, including all county firehouses and several small businesses. Also being accepted are gift cards, diapers, baby-appropriate items, new books and new clothes. If you need help this holiday season or want to find the closest location to donate, call 809-5025.Kids Come First, a program of the student group Be the Change of the Florida Keys, has begun its holiday collection drive. Clothing, toys, bicycles, musical instruments and more are collected throughout the county to be distributed to children from birth to age 18. Roxanne Posada, coordinator of the program, finds the kids in need mostly through referrals from public schools. Last year, 327 children were served by Kids Come First. To find out more, call Posada at (305) 360-1689.You can drop off donations throughout KeysHOLIDAY HELPKeynoter Staff

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Buy Dairy Queen, help the homelessThe Key West Dairy Queen at 1207 United St., near White Street, donates 50 percent of its sales to the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The Southernmost Homeless Assistance League is a coalition that distributes resources through a network of service providers to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in Monroe County. The organizations new mobile outreach bus will at the Dairy Queen Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.REEF schedules fish ID seminarThe Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a marine conservation nonprofit organization in Key Largo, is having a fish identification seminar at its headquarters at mile marker 98.3 on Dec. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The free seminar is open to the public and designed for anyone who wants to improve their Florida Keys and Caribbean fish ID knowledge. To sign up, call 852-0030.Toastmasters plan to partyThe Middle Keys Toastmasters have a speech contest and holiday party, open to the public, planned for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Life Pointe Church in Tavernier. For details, call Hilary Badoian (617) 910-0816. Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization that teaches leadership and communication skills.Environmental movies screenedThe public is invited to enjoy free environmental documentaries every Sunday through April at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. The free film series kicks off this Sunday with the NOVAdocumentary Power Surge at 2 p.m., followed by the National Geographic film Jellyfish Invasion at 4 p.m. Different films will be shown each week at 2 and 4 p.m. Doors to the center, at the Truman Waterfront at the end of Southard Street, open at 1. For more information, call the movie line at 8094755.Program explores the aging processAging Well, a free seminar hosted by Mariners Hospital of Tavernier, will explore why getting older doesnt necessarily translate to poor health. Those attending will learn how to deal with the problems and challenges of aging from internist Charles Neiditz. He will discuss risk factors associated with aging and which health screenings can help you avoid disease and disability. The program will be held Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the hospitals main conference room, mile marker 92.5. The session is free but reservations are required. Call 434-3400. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,December 3,2011 KEY LARGO Ocean Reef ChapelOcean Reef Drive 367-2049 Church of Christ MM 100.7 451-1194 Key Largo Baptist MM 106 451-1642 St Justin Martyr MM 105.5 451-1316 Church of the Nazarene MM 100 451-1142 Lighthouse on the Rock MM 99.3 451-6212 First Baptist Church MM 99 451-2265 Seventh Day Adventist MM 98.5 852-0899 TAVERNIER Coral Isles ChurchDr. Bonnie Frost, Pastor Contemporary worship and Childrens Church School Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call for our schedule of activities and programs. MM 90 852-5813Burton Memorial United Methodist MM 93 852-2581Keys Jewish Community Center MM 93 852-5235 Church of God MM 90.5 852-5996 Immanual Lutheran Sunday Service 10 amMM 90.2 ocean side Tavernier 305-852-8711 www.KeysLutheran.orgSan Pedro Catholic ChurchRev. John Peloso Sunday 9 am & 11 am, Saturday Vigil 5 pm, Mon., Thur. & Friday 8:30 am, Tues. Communion Service 8:30 am MM 89.5 305-852-5372Spirit and Truth Ministries MM 89.5 852-7975 ISLAMORADA First Baptist Church MM 81.2 664-4910 United Methodist MM 81 664-3661St. James the Fisherman Episcopal ChurchHoly Eucharist Sunday 8 & 10 am, Tues. 10 am & Wed. 6 pm www.stjamesthefisherman.orgMM 87.5 Bayside Islamorada 305-852-8468 LAYTON Community Baptist Layton Dr. 664-2430 MARATHON First Baptist 62nd St. 743-5134 Community Methodist MM 48 743-5107 St Columba Episcopal 52nd St. 743-6412 San Pablo Catholic 122nd St. 289-0636 New Life MM 49 743-7165 Calvary Baptist 76th St. 743-6838New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 42nd St. 743-3300Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall 98th St. 743-3679 Seventh-Day Adventist Loggerhead Ln. 743-4796 Church of Christ 26th St. 743-5397 Martin Luther Chapel 122nd St. Gulf 289-0700 The Salvation Army 2805 O/S Hwy. 743-9410 BIG PINE KEY St. Peter Catholic MM 30 872-2537St. Francis In the Keys Episcopal Key Deer Blvd. 872-2547Lord of the Seas Lutheran Key Deer Blvd. 872-3612 First Baptist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2542 United Methodist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2470Vineyard Christian Fellowship County Rd. 872-3404St. Andrews Orthodox Mission Key Deer Blvd. 872-1453Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall MM 28 872-7000 SUGARLOAF KEY Sugarloaf Baptist Crane Blvd. 745-2661 Calvary Chapel 17175 O/S Hwy. 240-9673 BIG COPPITT KEY First Baptist Church Ave F 294-4118Keys Chapel Orthodox Presbyterian Coppitt Rd. 294-8256 STOCK ISLANDKey West Baptist Temple 2nd Ave. 294-3411 Covenant WordMacDonald Ave. 292-1119 KEY WEST Church of Christ Von Phister St. 296-3331 Church of God White St. 296-8844Cornish Memorial AME Zion Whitehead St. 294-2350 Fifth St Baptist 5th St. 294-2255 Glad Tidings United St. 296-5773 Grace Lutheran Flagler St. 296-5161 United Methodist Eaton St. 296-2392Metropolitan Community Petronia St. 294-8912Peace Covenant Presbyterian Flagler Ave. 294-1223Southernmost Prayer and Faith Fleming St. 292-6416 Unity of the Keys Virginia St. 296-5888St. James First Missionary Baptist Olivia St. 296-5593St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Windsor Ln. 294-1018 Christian Science Elizabeth St. 296-8215Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Northside Dr. 294-9400 St Pauls Episcopal Duval St. 296-5142 Trinity Presbyterian Simonton St. 296-3318Impact Community Seventh-Day Adventist Fifth St. 393-9554 Unitarian Universalist Georgia St. 296-4369 BNai Zion United St. 294-3437 Chabad Jewish Center Trinity Dr. 295-0013 Salvation Army Flagler Rd. 294-5611 Seventh-Day Adventist Thomas St. 522-3693 Get Fit Family Boot Camp Southard St. 294-4351 Houses of Worship Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon, FL MM 51.5Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! To place an expanded paid listing, call the Classifieds department at (305) 743-5551. L.A.Times crossword puzzle FILM CAFSolution in the classifieds ACROSS 1Carpal tunnel site 6Break down 9Former Kiss guitarist Frehley 12Convention label 17Get on (it) 18Express lane unit 20Instapundit,e.g. 21Singer Bryson 22And the following, in footnotes 23Princess who battled Callisto 24Singer k.d. 25Brilliance 26Mideast eggplantflavored coffee? 30Hopeful lovers pickings 31Reebok rival 32Push (through) 33At this point36Baudolinonovelist37Coffee that unleashes your inner prehistoric beast?42Reminiscent of 43Terse reproof 44Ao part 45Litigates 46Scots refusal 47Transitional state 49Pallid 50Its __!:speakeasy warning 521998 Sarah McLachlan hit 53With 65-Across, words describing coffee thats almost too smooth? 57Swear 59Belted out 60Et __ 61Reynolds Wrap maker 64Augurs 65See 53-Across 69Conservative 72All I gotta do __ naturally:Beatles lyric73Area 51 phenomena74Tolkien tree creatures78Is unable to 80Coffee lovers paradise? 83Help on the way up 84Rival of Paris 87Leb.neighbor88We Got UsGrammy winner,196089Altar constellation 90Red,perhaps 91Jacks predecessor 92Madhouse 94W.s degree 95Wild West coffee to go? 99Etymologists ref. 1001985 Cher film 101Commonly,to Coleridge 102Nobelist Pavlov 103Old manuscript copier 105Coffee with a spot in Guinness World Records? 113Palins Going __ 114Prong 115Regrettably 116Swelling117Asteroid group named for a love god118Change for a five 119It may drop down120Flying movie monster121Date opener 122Ballclub VIP 123Mil.decoration 124Dukes era DOWN 1Sharpen 2Van Halens David Lee __ 3__ dixit 4Treeless plain 5Chefs hat 6Abs paragon 7Verdi opera with Desdemona 8Elaines last name on Seinfeld 9Its east of the Bering Strait10Italian noblewoman11Brand originally called Froffles 12Medicinal syrups 13Pull up stakes 14Anklebones 15This guy walks into __ ... 16Attend 19Deface 20British prime minister before Brown 27GPS options:Abbr. 28Heavy load 29Peanuts character with naturally curly hair 33Stops 34Friend of Job 35Nagano noodles 37Malone of Saved! 38__ generis:unique 39Was over 40Bring up41A thing of beauty is a joy foreverpoet43Heavy load44Steep before cooking48Moose mating activity 49Stays put 50Shakespeare title starter 51Contingency plan 52Simultaneously 54Strong suit,slangily 55K-12 56Tack together 58TV schedule abbr. 62Part of OBO63Words after take or tie66Wedding promise 67Repeat 68Immigrants subj. 69Discard 70Bull:Pref. 71Boutros-Ghalis successor 75Roe v.Wade plaintiff McCorvey 76Resting places77Play with no hand-off79Melancholy,in Metz 811960s-s antiapartheid activist Steve 82Earlier 85Not in favor:Abbr. 86Worthy of90Update,as a web page91Exists no more92Like a game in which wins equal losses93Anthony Hopkinss Thorrole 96Probiotic snack 97Leveling tool98Wedding invite encls.99Vast amounts 100Lea 103Did a cobblers job 104Stouts,e.g. 105Rail transport 106Ecce __:Pilate 107Austrian expressionist Schiele 108Tiny power source 109__ session110Quick,in trade names111Agt.under Ness 112Display,in a way FILM CAFSolution in the Dec.7 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Nov.30 puzzle. These are among the participants in Thanksgivings Turkey Trot at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key.The event, which drew 260 runners,was a fundraiser for the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life.TURKEY TROT LIVING BRIEFS

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Saturday,December 3,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com As youre making your gift list this holiday season, consider shopping close to home. Youll find more unique gifts and support the local community at the same time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.The holiday spiritWith whimsical window displays and larger-than-life decorations, the holiday spirit is infectious at Fast Buck Freddies in Key West. Their sophisticated Christmas trees overflow with shiny baubles in inspiring themes. One tree boasts a 58-inch peacock topper over a collection of chocolate, bronze and aqua ornaments. Other themes include a sea motif with glass fish, mermaids and shell ornaments and a rainforest-inspired tree with bright flowers, parrots and fruit. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at 500 Duval St. Call 294-2007 or visit fastbuck freddies.com for more information.The gift of greensWinter is growing season for South Florida, so give the gift of fresh-grown veggies. The Aqua Island Farm in Key Largo grows a variety of vegetables and herbs free of pesticides in their vertical hydroponic farm. For $111, you can adopt a hydroponic pole, which holds about 15 plants of your choice for the entire growing season. Call (916) 580-4476 or visit www .aquaislandfarmproject .com for more information. For those who have a green thumb, the Garden Box in Islamorada builds raised boxes 4 feet by6 feet with a trellis for about $450 that are perfect for a backyard garden with vegetables like tomatoes, green beans, carrots, radishes, lettuce and herbs. They also offer individual plants such as heirloom tomatoes and herbs. Call 509-3041 or visit the gardenbox.us for more information.Ditch candy canesAt Key Largo Chocolates, Kristie Thomas, the only chocolatier in the Keys, creates handmade truffles that put Godiva to shame. Using fine chocolates from around the world, shes whipped up flavors like pumpkin, coconut, Key lime, raspberry and pistachio. For the holidays, shes added Key lime chocolate Happy Holiday bars, peppermint bark and hazelnut toffee. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 99010 Overseas Highway. Call 852-1791 or visit keylargochocolates .com for more information. Marathon has a new Candy Shoppe with lots of gift ideas and a wide variety of old-time candies along with decorator sweets. The Candy Shoppe is at 9061 Overseas Highway, Marathon. Call (305) 8340497 and ask for Judy Mastropietro.Holiday glitterOne block off Duval, the Key West Jewelry Bar explodes with the bright colors of an international bazaar, filled with one-of-akind wearable works of art. Owner, Barb Grob, travels the world hunting down handmade pieces. She also represents wellknown Israeli artist, Ayala, who creates intricate jewelry in glass beads, stones, crystals and fabrics. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment on Sundays at 510 Fleming St. Call (866) 294-7588 or visit www.key westjewelrybar.com for more information.The obviousDont overlook some of the local gift shops, thinking they only cater to tourists. At Randys Florida Keys Gift Company in Key Largo, youll find several jewelry lines such as the enamel and sterling pieces by Zarah, batik handbags, island clothing and handmade bath products. Every nook and cranny is filled with home dcor items like wooden sculptures, lamps and mirrors. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at 102421 Overseas Highway. Call 453-9229 or visit www .keysmermaid.com for more information. At Tropical Island Outlet, 11528 Overseas Highway, Marathon, the holiday decorations offer an island-theme for ornaments Check out hidden gems for holiday gift givingKeys merchants offer wide choice of unusual giftsBy CLAUDIA MILLERLAttitudes ContributorHOLIDAY SHOPPING CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAt Fast Buck Freddies,holiday dcor includes unusual Christmas ornaments,some displayed on richly-ornamented Christmas trees. Photos by CLAUDIA MILLERFor an unusual gift perfect for the home gardeners on your list,check out The Garden Box in Islamorada. At the Key West Jewelry Bar,one-of-akind wearable works of art include pieces in glass,stone, crystals and fabrics by Israeli artist, Ayala.Rick Worth boot camp begins Dec. 6Picture boot camp. Only this one comes with paint brushes, palettes, lots of energy and even more creativity courtesy of Key West artist Rick Worth. The iconic painter reprises his painting boot camp starting Dec. 6 at The Studios of Key West. Famous for his primarily self-taught style, Worths early life at sea and later in construction give his work a defining style. His Conch houses, Keys characters and street scenes are wellknown. And his public works especially his work on murals, hand-painted cars, even fences mark his signature throughout the Southernmost City. Its such a treat to watch new students laughing and having a great time during a Boot Camp session, said Diane Savicky, a Studios staff member. Students are thrilled by the quality of their own work and always walk out smiling and carrying a freshly painted piece. The boot camp is offered every Tuesday from December through July. There are two sessions available, one from 2-4:30 p.m. and a second from 68:30 p.m. in the Armorys main hall. The class costs $100 for Studiosmembers and $120 for non-members. All supplies are included in the fee. If space permits, weekly registration is allowed at the rate of $30 for members/$35 for non-members. Worth will also offer a special version of Painting Boot Camp just for kids onIconic artist headlines at The StudiosART Key West artist Rick Worth.See Worth,7B Sails, not sleighs, bring our SantasOne year Santa climbed the mast and won applause from the crowd.Another year, a tiny kayak cruised past the reviewing stand with a display of holiday lights blazing and a car battery providing the juice.The scene is repeated up and down the Keys as lighted boat parades launch from Key Largo to Key West. Biggest of them all, the School Wharf annual Lighted Boat Parade, is celebrating its 12th year. The floating spectacle of lights afloat begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Prior to the flotilla, shorebound viewers can enjoy a holiday concert courtesy of the Gerald Adams Elementary School Steel Your Heart Band. Theyll be followed on the stage by the Doerfels, a family of singers that crosses three generations and has a medley of Christmas favorites on their play list. Also this year, the Schooner Wharf is providing space for the Boys and Girls Club of Key West to sell holiday ornaments and other gift items. That begins in the afternoon. Special drinks will be available at the Wharf, including applejack, eggnog (with rum, natch) and a hammer dinner.Decorated vessels compete for bragging rights along with more than $20,500 in prizes. Afree raffle will be held with a value topping $4,000. Because this is Key West, the holiday decorations range from giant conch shells to dancing gingerbread men (and women), lots of rotund Santas, reindeer pulling sailing ships instead of sleighs, and lights that blink in time to music. Past winners have included dolphins jumping in and out of the water, as well as manatees, pelicans, sea horses, and other island creatures. Look for palm treesnot spruce, fir or pineaboard the holiday vessels.Acaptains meeting forLighted boat parades are Keys traditionLAttitudes StaffKEY WESTSee Parades,6B See Shopping,7B

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,December 3,2011 Atradition tied to holiday wreaths and fund raising on behalf of AIDS Help continues this year. The Share the Wreath Auction, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, will be the 12th annual event. Everyone starts with the same bare wreath and then as you can imagine, especially in Key West, the decorators go wild, said Queen Mother XXVIII Just Whitney. The only rule is that each wreath must have lights. The fund raiser was started when the late Ronda Riviera was crowned Miss Firecracker in 2001, Whitney said. Last years event, she added, raised more than $12,700 for AIDS Help. The wreaths are decorated by Key West celebrities, including prior year kings and queens of Fantasy Fest, along with performers and just plain folks, Whitney said. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.and admission is a suggested donation of $5. This event is so much fun and just in time for your Christmas decorating needs, but we want to make sure everyone would be able to attend, Whitney said. Bidding begins at 7:30 p.m. La Te Da is located at 1125 Duval St. For more information, call Pam at 296-6196.Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Arthur Christmas (PG):9:45 p.m.; 3D :7:25 p.m. Hugo (PG):4:10 p.m.; 3D :1:10,7:10 and 10:00 p.m. The Muppets (PG):4:20,7:20 and 9:55 p.m. Happy Feet Two (PG):4:05 and 9:35 p.m.;3D:1:05 and 7:05 p.m. Twilight:Breaking Dawn (PG-13):1:00,4:00,7:00 and 9:50 p.m. Immortals (R):1:15,4:15,7:15 and 9:40 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Melancholia (R):2:00,6:15 and 9:00 p.m. J.Edgar (R):2:15,6:00 and 8:45 p.m. The Rum Diary (R):1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Martha Marcy May Marlene (R):4:15 and 9:00 p.m. The Skin I Live In (R):1:45,4:00,6:15 and 8:30 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Puss In Boots (PG):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 The Muppets (PG):Daily 1:55,4:30 and 7:10 p.m.;Friday and Saturday 9:50 p.m. Arthur Christmas 3D (PG):Daily 1:35 and 9:40 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:40 p.m.; 2D 4:05 and 7:20 p.m. Happy Feet Two 3D (PG):Daily 1:50 p.m.;Friday and Saturday 9:35 p.m.; 2D 4:20 and 6:50 p.m. Twilight:Breaking Dawn (PG-13):Daily 1:40,4:20 and 7:05 p.m.;Friday and Saturday 9:45 p.m. Jack & Jill (PG):Daily 1:50,4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Immortals (R):Daily 9:35 p.m. Keys Movie Times Marathon Community Cinema C o m i n g g S o o n n J a c k k & & J i l l PGShowtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00 & 9:30 Sat & Sun 2:00, 7:00 & 9:30 Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach GalifianakisPhone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now Available R a t e d : : P G 1 3 PUSSBOOTSIN Tavernier Towne 91298 Overseas Highway, Bayside Keys Cruisers Car Show2 n d S a t u r d a y N i g h t E a c h M o n t hMM 101.3 Key Largo www.KeyLargoArbys.com 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbthe a tres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! The Muppets (PG) 1:55;4:30;7:10;9:50* ArthurChristmas3D (PG) 1:35 ;9:40* 2D 4:05 ;7:20Happy Feet 2 3D (PG) 1:50;9:35* 2D4:20;6:50Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) 1:40;4:20;7:05;9:45*Jack &Jill (PG) 1:50;4:15;7:15;KIDTOONS Olivia (G) SAT 10AMImmortals (R) 9:35 Sorry,no passes. (*) Fri./Sat.Onlyboats entering the parade will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, on Schooner Wharfs upper deck. For more information, call 292-3302 or visit www.Schooner wharf.com Heres a schedule of other lighted boat parades coming to the Keys:Dec.10Key Largo Boat Parade, 7:30 p.m. Blackwater Sound. The theme is Key Largo Imagination and the events grand marshal is to be Jon Landau, award-winning producer of the films Avatar and Titanic. The best viewing and libations are to be found at Sundowners, Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill, Senor Frijoles, the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort and Caribbean Club, all around mile markers 103 and 104. To participate, call 3943736. Boot Key Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, 5 p.m. Marathon. At this event, dinghies, mega-yachts and vessels in between cruise the harbor in a sparkling procession. Best viewing sites include Lazy Days South, City of Marathon Marina, Dockside Lounge and Burdines Waterfront. To participate, call 8490285.Dec.11Key Colony Beach Lighted Boat Parade, 6 p.m. The parade is set to begin at the 7th Street canal and wind its way through the citys waterways. Best viewing is from the Sadowski Causeway. To participate, call 7437214.Dec.17Lower Keys Lighted Boat Parade, 7 p.m. The best recommended viewing is from the Pine Channel Causeway or Parrotdise Waterfront Bar & Grille, 183 Barry Ave. on Little Torch Key. To participate, call 9235370.Parades line upFrom Parades,5B Island Art Fest Dec.10The More Than 4 Band, Bobby Dand the No Slack Living Room Band are slated for this years Lower Keys Island Art Festival. Music, art, handcrafted gift items are the holiday draws for Dec. 10 on Big Pine Key. The event is held on the wooded grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31 oceanside. Vendors will have jewelry, pottery and other craft items for sale perfect for holiday gift giving. In addition, chamber members organize a raffle with drawings held all day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the bands lined up for the event, festival goers will also get to hear solo performances from Nate Meyer, Brian Roberts and Michelle Dravis. This year, the festival will include a kids corner, plus plenty of choices for food and beverages. Parking is free and theres no admission charge. No personal coolers or picnic baskets allowed. Major sponsors: Capital Bank, Centennial Bank, Royal Plus Inc., Big Pine Key Resort Motel, News Barometer, Patti Nickless, Realtor-Coldwell Banker Schmitt, Pepsi Refreshment Services, Waste Management, and AT&T The Real Yellow Pages. Contributing sponsors: All Keys Gas and Suburban Propane. For more information, call the chamber at 8723722.Music, crafts food booths on the menuBIG PINE KEY NEW DIRECTOR The Key West Art Center honored Lois Songer for her dedicated work and welcomed Andrea Comstock as new executive director. Songer will continue as Art Show Director for the Key West Craft Show and the Old Island Days Art Festival,sponsored by the Art Center.Board members Maggie Ruley and Andy Thurber congratulated Lois (center left) and Andrea (center right).The Key West Art Center is a nonprofit artists organization with a gallery at 301 Front St., Key West. La Te Da hosts annual wreath auctionDec.8 event raises money for AIDS HelpKEY WESTHoliday tree lighting Dec. 7The second annual Light Up Key Largo holiday event is set for 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center.Atree decorated with railroad theme ornaments will be lit, part of the Key Largo Chambers celebrations tied to the 100th anniversary of Flaglers railroad to the sea. Caroling will be part of the festivities along with eggnog, holiday cookies and stocking stuffers contributed by chamber businesses. In addition, the chamber sponsors a Parade of Lights on Dec. 6 with judging of the best business holiday displays. For more information, call Dawn at 853-2644. Winners of the lighting competition will be announced at the Dec. 7 tree lighting event. Jackie Harder, president of the Key Largo chamber, said local businesses are encouraged to offer specials during the week of Dec. 510 as a way to promote shop local for holiday gifts. Maps showing each business participating will be available at the chamber and at participating member businesses.Eggnog,cookies and caroling on wish listKEY LARGOHoliday decorating contest nearsThe deadline for entering the Key West Chamber of Commerces holiday lights competition is 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place displays in two categories: small business outdoor or single window display; large business outdoor or multiple window display. In addition, the chamber awards an overall winner for holiday decorating. The contest offers businesses the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their holiday cheer and enhance our island with greetings of the season, the chamber said, adding that the tradition of holiday lighting is cheered by locals and visitors alike. To enter the competition, call Deanna at the chamber 294-2587.Judging scheduled for Dec.9KEY WEST

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Saturday,December 3,2011 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com KL Pirates host fundraiserThe Upper Keys Pirates on the Water club is hosting a Christmas party fundraiser to benefit Kids in Special Situations (KISS), starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Key Largo Lions Club (behind Capitol Bank).AGala Dead Celebrity Concert will feature standins for Michael Jackson, Sonny and Cher, Tiny Tim and the Blues Brothers. Organizers say anyone who attended last years KISS fundraiser will remember the entertainment.Cost is $15 per person or $25 for two; and that includes a buffet dinner provided by Mark Hutchings and Shipwrecks Restaurant. Its BYOB. There will be door prizes, a scavenger hunt and dancing. Bring a toy for KISS and a dessert dish to share with friends and neighbors. For more information, call Judy Curtis at 3940249.Discount tickets are availableLooking for a way to stretch your entertainment dollar? The Marathon Community Theatre offers Thrifty Thursdays this season. Anyone who buys two tickets to a Thursday night play, other than opening night, will receive $5 off the price of the two tickets.Single show tickets cost $18 for the comedies; $24 for the musical Once Upon a Mattress, which is scheduled March 1-31, 2012.Sleeping Indoors, by Charleston, S.C. playwright Jim Holt is playing now through Dec. 3. Season tickets are also on sale. Call 743-0994 or stop by the theater, 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon. For more information, visit www.marathon theater.org TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome and give-giving. You can also find mermaids, Caribbean Soul beach towels and the owners penchant for cigars adds The Humidor, which boasts the only walk-in cedar-lined humidor between Islamorada and Key West. The Pigeon Key Foundation runs a Visitors Center and gift shop on Knights Key, mile marker 47 oceanside. Call 7435999 or visit www.pigeon key.net And Crane Point Museum and Nature Center at 5550 Overseas Highway, bayside, Marathon also has a gift shop with natural history and environmentallyfriendly gifts a specialty, including candles, tableware and giftware. Crane Point also sells a selection of honey extracted from Crane Points bee hives. Natural Wildflower Honey or Wildflower Honey flavored with Key Lime, or Mango are also available. And for one-ofa-kind gift-giving, try their Black Mangrove Honey, described as relatively rare but extremely delicious. Call 743-9100 or visit www.cranepoint.net The gift shop at The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, 1316 Duval St., Key West is packed with everything from collectable pieces like Franz porcelain jewelry to inexpensive stockingstuffers like a butterfly pen. They offer a wide array of clothing and accessories featuring flying critters, and educational items range from a scholarly field guide to a childrens puzzle. For the serious collector, get their favorite butterfly in an art display case or a membership pass. Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call 296-2988 or visitwww.keywestbutterfly.com for more information.Handcrafted giftsTake advantage of the various art walks throughout December where the galleries stay open until 9 p.m. and visiting artists set up their wares. In Key West, the Caroline Street Art & Design District hosts a stroll on the first Thursday of the month and the Walk on White on the third Thursday. The Flock to Fleming Art Walk and the Upper Duval Street Stroll are both on the first Friday. In Islamorada, at mile marker 81.5 on the Old Highway, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District Walkabout is held on the third Thursday, and in December they will have a book signing with photographer Clyde Butcher. In Big Pine Key, Walk on Winn-Dixie happens on the first Friday at mile marker 30 with art exhibitions, music and receptions within the plaza. And on Dec. 10, the Lower Keys Island Art Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31, oceanside. Free admission.Holiday gifts aboundFrom Shopping,5B Photo by CLAUDIA MILLERSmall metal sculptures include pieces from the Britto collection,along with hand-made soaps and original works by Keys artists at Randys Florida Keys Gift Co. Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Worth will teach children ages 7-15 the fundamentals of painting. Cost $25.Making art that is accessible to everyone is a priority for Rick, said Elena Devers, deputy director. That ethic extends to his teaching style as well, and so its no wonder that students rave about his amazingly open teaching style. For more information, call 296-0458 or visit www.tskw.org TSKWis now taking advance registrations for all classes and workshops scheduled later this season. Returning favorites include The Artists Way, a 12-week course with Rosalind Brackenbury on Monday evenings from Jan. 16-April 2; Palette Knife Painting, a threeday workshop with Mike Rooney from Jan. 5-7; and So You Wanna Be an Acta, a six-week course with Richard Grusin on Monday mornings from Jan. 9-Feb. 13.Get ready for Boot CampFrom Worth,5B Rick Worths painting boot camp (above) is held at The Studios of Key West.Worths work captures Key West Conch cottages of yesteryear (top). KEYSNET.COM LATTITUDES BRIEFSCONTRIBUTED PHOTOMembers of the Upper Keys Pirates on the Water club gather at last years fundraiser. At Key Largo Chocolates, Kristie Thomas makes truffles by hand and a seasonal favorite, peppermint bark.Photos by CLAUDIA MILLER

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,December 3,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A We are looking for great candidates to join our professional team. We offer health insurance, 401K and friendly working environment. 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PublishDecember3,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5425100 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION A uctiontobeheldon Dec19, 2011at8:00A.M. at All AmericanTowing&Tire,Inc., 711LargoRoad,KeyLargo, Florida33037, inaccordance toFLstatuesection713.78for unpaidtowing&storage. 1995chevylumina4door VIN / 2G1WL52MXS9194116 PublishDecember3,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 5270700 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.11-CP-234-K Division:LowerKeys INRE:ESTATEOF JEANR.DILLON Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJEANR.DILLON,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas A ugust13,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-8666,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040.Thenames andaddressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives 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 thisnoticeisNovember26, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: GarretR.Dillon 30477CoconutHighway BigPineKey,Florida33043 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardE.Warner,Esq. A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: FloridaBarNumber:283134 RICHARDEWARNER,P.A. 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A A NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofRonaldA.Stank,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas September28th,2011,and whosesocialsecuritynumber isxxx-xx-2557,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHwy, 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 thisnoticeisNovember26th, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: LyndeM.Lafler 1388OakdaleRd. JohnsonCity,NewYork13790 LAWOFFICESOFTHOMAS D.WRIGHT,CHARTERED A ttorneysforPersonal Representative P.O.Box500309 Marathon,FL33050-0309 Telephone:(305)743-8118 FloridaBarNo.257664 PublishNovember26, December3,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5445900 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: AlexsAutoWrecking&Parts givesNoticeofForeclosureof Lienandintenttosellthese vehicles on12/14/20119:00 AMat111USHighway1 / 107KeyWest,Florida 33040 pursuanttosubsection 713.78oftheFloridaStatutes. A lexsAutoWrecking&Parts reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 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KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe15dayof December,2011,at11:00 oclocka.m.,at500Whitehead Street,MonroeCounty,inthe CityofKeyWest,Florida,offer forsaleandsellatpublicoutcry tothehighestandbestbidder forCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: Doc / 1673287 Bk / 2334Pg / 1587 EXHIBITA LEGALDESCRIPTION Commencingatthecenterof Section25,Township66 South,Range29East, TallahasseeMeridian,BigPine Key,MonroeCounty,Florida; thenceSouth89degrees,39 minutes,12secondsEast, alongtheEast-West1/4line, 451.08feettotheshorelineof theGulfofMexico;thence meanderingalongsaid shorelineSouth17degrees,48 minutes50secondsEast, 468.84feet;thenceSouth20 degrees,44minutes,13 secondsEast,483.84feet; thenceSouth20degrees,37 minutes,26secondsEast, 400.60feet;thenceSouth06 degrees,16minutes,33 secondsEast,374.61feetto thePOINTOFBEGINNING; A A thencecontinuingalongsaid shorelineSouth06degrees,16 minutes,33secondsEast, 95.44feet;thenceNorth89 degrees,39minutes12 secondsWest,317.29feetto theEasterlyright-of-waylineof WarnerStreet,thenceNorth04 degrees,06minutes,48 secondsWestalongsaid right-of-wayline,95.11feet; thenceSouth89degrees,39 minutes,12secondsEast, 313.78feettothePOINTOF BEGINNING.Excepting however,theSouth50feet thereof. Theabovedescribedlandis alsoknownasLot16,lessthe South50feetthereof, accordingtotheplatofVIRGIL S.LOWESUBDIVISION, recordedinPlatBook3,Page 31,ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida. Pursuantto FINAL JUDGMENTOF FORECLOSURE enteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the styleofwhichis: YALEMORTGAGE Plaintiff VS. HARRYLEEPRICEand HELENK.PRICE,et.al Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2010-CA-000803-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 06dayofOctober,2011. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod) DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishDecember3,10,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5435200 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA FileNo.44-2011-CP-140-K INRE:ESTATEOF KENNETHA.SONEFELD, Deceased NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS A GAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE: Youareherebynotifiedthatan OrderofSummary A dministrationhasbeen enteredintheestateof KENNETHA.SONEFELD, deceased,FileNumber 44-11-CP-140-KbytheCircuit CourtforMonroeCounty, Florida,ProbateDivision,the addressofwhichis500 WhiteheadStreet,KeyWest, FL33040.Thedecedentsdate ofdeathwasNovember24, 2010.Thenameofthe representativeoftheestateand herattorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainstthe estateofthedecedenton whomacopyofthisnoticeis requiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF3 MONTHSAFTERTHETIME OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OFTHISNOTICEOR30 DAYSAFTERTHEDATEOF SERVICEOFACOPYOF THISNOTICEONTHEM. 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Saturday,December 3,2011 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES RN We are searching for an energetic individual to provide clinical oversight to Plantation Key Nursing center skilled within Monroe County.Job responsibilities include,but are not limited to QA,auditing charts/ MDS/ triple check and acting as a resource consultant to facility DON etc...The qualified applicant will maintain a FL RN license with a strong LTC regulatory background. Previous DON or Regional Consultant experience is required.CDONA certification is desirable. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.This position requires hands on approach, in addition to working with the DON of center. Please submit your resume and letter of interest to:terr y@plantaionkeync.com EOE/AA Drug Free Workplace Level 2 Live Scan / e-Verification. A A A A A A A A A A A A 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. COOKSExceptional Living, Exceptional People Plantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier, is seeking full time Cooks. We offer a benefits program.To apply for the position, please submit your resume to terry@plantationkeync.com NOWHIRING CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTSExceptional Living, Exceptional PeoplePlantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier, is seeking full time Certified Nursing Assistants. We offer a competitive wage and benefits program. To apply for the position, please submit your resume and salary requirements to terry@plantationkeync.com NOWHIRING A A A A Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 A A Beach Resort and Marina Now accepting applications for:PT Security Front Desk Agent Night Maintenance Banquet HousemanWe offer competitive wages.To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: A A A A Apremiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following positionThe selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.Apply in person MM 83.5Front Desk Housekeeper Must be experienced, flexible, and be able to work weekends and holidays. HousekeeperP/T position for a reliable & competent person. Exp. preferred. Must be able to work weekends & holidays. Apply in person.Rock Reef ResortMM 98 Bayside LOGO Dummy120 Error: 1 Dummy1201-15:39:30 3 x 3.8 (53.6471) Dummy Dummy A A KeysInsurance-Great careeropportunity for licensedandexperienced InsuranceCustomerService RepresentativesinourKey Westand/orMarathon locations.Fulltimeorparttime positionsconsidered.Great benefitspackageincludes HealthInsurance,401K matchingcontributions,paid holidaysandpaidvacations. Emailyourresumeto gbetancourtkeysinsurance. comorfaxitto305743-0582 A A EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPerson A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. HOUSEKEEPERforsmall resortonLongKey. Mustbe dependable&haveown transportation.Callbetween 9am-5pm,305-664-5130. HOUSEKEEPINGPOSITION AVAILABLE forcondorentals inKCB.MustspeakEnglish. Sendqualificationsto adminmarathonresort.com A ppy1121WOceanDr. IMMEDIATEHIRINGBreakfastcookBreakfastserversDinnerfoodrunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforinterview. KeyWestInninKeyLargo nowacceptingapplications. Housekeeping&Laundry A pplyinperson,201OceanDr, KL,MM100.Nophonecalls LASIESTARESORTAND MARINA inIslamoradahasthe followingopenpositions: F/THousemen,F/THouseKeeper,P/TDockhand. CallDan305-664-2132. P/THOUSEKEEPER Weekendsrequired.Must speakEnglish.Pleaseapplyin person,BlueWatersMotel, 2222OveseasHwy,Marathon. RESORTHELP ImmediateopeningsHousekeepingFrontDeskReservationsDockhandGeneralMaintenance Marathon797-1707 YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,December 3,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A LOGODummy120 A A A A A A SERVERS F/T,P/T,daysandevenings. Pleaseapplyduringbusiness hours, KeyColonyInn, KeyColonyBeach. WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiring:ServersLineCooksBar BackBusserFoodRunner. A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A LookingforaLocal Business? Alsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A MARATHON/COCOPLUM HUGEYARDSALE, 15AVEF. Sat7:30AM-10:30AM.Furn, silkplants,misc. Somethingforeveryone! MARATHONSAT.,8-1 2705DolphinDr.KeysTreasures! MM99(BetweenMacsKit& KeyLimeSailing. )Marine parts,access.,clothing kitch, divegear,largevariety,come andsee!Sat.only7am-2pm. A A COMPLETEFURNITURE FOR2BRHOUSEFORSALE. Likenew.InstorageatBigPine Key.$1500.Call954-558-0688 formoreinformation. PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 A A MARATHON 1&2BRtriplex, oceanfronton98thSt;OR 4BR,2BAgulfsidehomeon GulfstreamBlvd.Bothwith oceanaccess&tikihut. Call954-263-7311 MARATHON2/2AFramein quietneighborhood. Boat launch/beach/park.Decks, workroom,carport.$1800/mo 704-589-8565,704-844-2840 MARATHON2BR,1 1/2BA, 2471DolphinDr.Carport,W/D, Flaroom,newercabinets. Cutehome,mustsee! $1500/mo.305-509-7030 A AMARATHON3/2 Behindairport,7991SharkDr. A vailablenow.$1,600/mo util.Call 305-395-8816 for moreinfo. AAMARATHON3/2 Behindairport,7991SharkDr. Availablenow.$1,600/mo util.Call 305-395-8816 for moreinfo. Marathon 3br,3ba,2masters. Screenedpool.200wide canal.Dockageforupto3 boats.CocoPlumarea.$2800, minus$300forelectric,$2500 monthly,yearly.239-340-5731 MarathonEstateHome 4br, 3.5ba.5,000sqft.Prestigious SombreroIsle.Poolon2ndflr, masterbr3rdflr,mother-in-law aptgrndflr.$3,600mo.Perfect forextfamily.239-340-5731 MARATHON newlyrenovated 5/4onlrgfenlot.Storage/work shop,tropicallndscp.Motherin lawaptorrentextraBR. Must see! $2800mo.305-395-1739 MarathonSinglefamily, Long-Term, groundlevel HOUSERENTAL.30thSt. 3bedrms,1.5baths,Florida Rm,Deepwatercanaldock. Interiornewlyrepainted,brand newfridge.1,600/mo.plusall utilities.NODOGS.Avail.Jan. 01-1st,last&security. ContactKyle,305-394-7766. A A MM107 2/2Unfurnished.HOpark. $1100/mth.$500sec.dep. Waterincl. 305-394-1150 MM75-WINTERRENTAL Islamorada3BR/4BA.Amazing homew/80seawall,boatramp, privatebeach.Completely Furnished.Call407-353-2296 MM97-Oceanside,2BR/2BA 32OceanDr.intheHarborage. Pool,boatramp,clubhouse. Yearlyleaseavail.oramin.of6 mths.seasonal.305-451-1241 MM95-SnapperLane2/1 CBSStilthm,TiledFloors, Scrndporches,FencedYard, W/D,Unfurn.,NoSmkng., $1300F/S.Avail12/7. CallEthan337-254-0714 SUMMERLANDKEY Oceanfront2/2, W/D,A/C, dock,boatbasin,beach. $1,750/mo.Petsconsidered. 561-371-9838,561-588-4919 2BR/2BAOCEANVIEW CONDO SEAGULLS A vail.now.CallEllie, KeysCountryRealty& Dev.305-394-2901,853-7218 A A GRASSYKEY3/2canalfront home. Dockage,unfurnished, EZaccesstoOcean&Bay. Section8OK.$1450/mo. Utilitiesincl.305-735-4434 MM103 2/1Beautiful, completelyremodeledmobile home.Largelotwith60ftof dockspace.$1,200. CallSteven(786)236-8550 A A AMOVEINNOWfrom$250 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 BEAUTIFULAPARTMENT Beautiful1BR,1BA,2ndstory designerstudio.Overlooks1 acrelandscapew/pool&spain secureBPK.Screenedoutdoor porch&2sundecks.$1500/mo inclallutil.Smallpetmaybe. Ref.F/L&sec.305-395-1968 LOOKINGFORLONGTERM RENTALINMARATHON AREA 2BR,2BAor2BR,1BA. IDEALTENANTS oldercouple relocatingtobenearfamily;no petsandnosmoking.Call 305-743-2561,leavemessage MARATHON,1bdrmapt, 500sq.ft,groundflr. Currently Furn(orunfurn.),$1150/mo. Inclutil.1monthSecDep.with 1stmo.pdinadv.,lease,Ref required.423-775-5731 MARATHONEFFICIENCY A /C,newlypainted.Shared laundryroom.AvailNow. $750/mo.F/L/S.305-923-3855 MARATHON Effic,veryquiet, conch,furn.Allincl.$798$989/mo.,min3-6mo.Rent/ lease. ALSO 2br,1-1/2ba,lrg, dockavail.Nopets.$975/mo. util.unf,F/L.305-610-8002 MM100KawamaClub 2BD/2BA,availablenow. Petfriendly,$1375/mo. CallEllie,KeysCountry Realty/Dev.305-853-7218 MM87.2EXECUTIVEBAY 2BR/2BAUnfurn.Townhome. Gated,Pool/Tennis,Beach. Yearlyrental.Nopets. $1300/mo.305-495-8955 A A MM891BR1BAlowerlevel incanalfronthome boatramp,Elec&Waterincl perfectforsingleperson $850mo970-379-6120 PLANTATIONVILLAS 1BRCONDO, unfurn.Avail. Jan,longterm.W/D,Pool,No smoking,F/L/S,water/cable incl.$950/mo.219-863-2487 PrestigiousIndigoReef, Marathon .3BR,2-1/2BA, gated,pool,workoutroom, dockspace,coveredparking. A vailnow!F/L/S305-289-0064 TAVERNIERBAYSIDE CONDO MM92.5 1BR/1BA downstairsunit,unfurnished, remodeled,privatebeach,no pets,nosmoking,$900.00 month.954-658-9170 A A MM53.5-KEYCOLONY BEACH ROOMMATE WANTED. Mostlyfurnished. Nosmokingorpets.$475/mo utilities.Call617-365-1092 A A A AISLAMORADAOCEANFRONTCONDO w/40slip.2/2 fullyfurn.Pool,tennis,beach. 30dayminimumrental.$4,000 mo securitydep.Callowner 305-852-3898,305-664-7273 AAISLAMORADAOCEANFRONTCONDO w/40slip.2/2 fullyfurn.Pool,tennis,beach. 30dayminimumrental.$4,000 mo securitydep.Callowner 305-852-3898,305-664-7273 KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. Call786-258-3127 MM93OCEANVIEWHOUSE 3BR/2BAw/Dock.Completely furnishedinside/outside,pool table,grill,W/D,A/C.Nosmkng A vail.Jan1st.954-444-2417 3BR/2BAGORGEOUSBAY VIEW. KeyLargoVillage.2 marinas&privatebeach.Furn. A llUtil.incl.Avail.monthlyDec -Apr.CallDino,954-647-2576 A A HeartOfMarathonOfficeorretail.1000sqft.Next toPublix,thenewWalgreens andmarina. 561-743-3745 MarathonQuaintretail office commercialspaceforrent.850 SF,highwayfrontage/visible. (305)923-3855 MrthnU S1-3 SpacesAvail. 1st,1500sf;2nd,1000sf,3rd, 800sf.Allcanbecombinedor rentseparate.$1/sf util, taxes&insur.305-923-9542 A A QUAINTOFFICEBUILDING MM99.2Baysidew/long estab.legaloffice.1200sq.ft. Multiplesm.offices.$900/mo. util.Tanya305-393-0634 A A RVLOTSFORRENT Marathon InAdultPark Pleasecall305-743-6519 A A CudjoeGardens/CudjoeKey 2lotsforsale,80each,on canal.Allpermits.Readyto build.$90,000ea. Willfinance. 305-942-3055 A AVENETIANSHORES CANALFRONTLOT with concreteseawall&davits. $375,000.Callowner 305-852-3898,305-664-7273 AAVENETIANSHORES CANALFRONTLOT with concreteseawall&davits. $375,000.Callowner 305-852-3898,305-664-7273 A A 17CCMitchell 60hpMerc. Transom recentlyredone,newgelcoat. Wifesaysmustgo$1000obo 305-394-2996 23LEGACYCC1999 w/2006 200HPEvinrudeE-Tec, GarminGPS,depthfinder, cd/radio,trailer. Reduced! $12,500. 305-393-5727,Mrthn 24STAPLETONBALLYHOO NETBOATFORSALE Riggedforinboard Hydraulics, greatcommercialboat!$4500 obo.CallBrad,305-481-6232 28BaylinerTrophy Twin350 VolvoPentaI/Bs,tower,dive pltfrm,GarminGPS,Lowrance FF,etc.Readytofish-reduced! $9KOBO.305-664-1415 33HYDRASPORTVECTOR Twin250Yamahas350hrs. Garmin5212,GarminRadar, 2004.$89,000.Lotsmore! 305-216-4411 34CRUSADER.3116Turbo Cat, 400hrs.sincerebuild. Furonodepthfinder,autopilot, marineradio,RMchartplotter, duelhelms,anchorpuller,large livewell,readytofish! Motivatedseller.305-743-6275 39SEARAY1984 SPORTSFISHERMAN. Twin6-53GMdiesels,overhauled-dualstation.Loaded! $45K.305-743-3241 1972SEACRAFT SAFARI 25FT.$5,000 firm,Orbestofferover $5,000.Callfordetails. 305-619-0500 1994MAKOCENTER CONSOLE w/Twin200Yam., fullelect.Outrigger& Downrigger.Sparesetof outriggersandSSprops.Full boatcover,likenew. $18K,OBO305-522-5029 CarolinaSkiffSpecialists All sizes&models:SeaChasers, Benningtonpontoons&Hydrasports.CallFt.MyersforWest Coastpricing!800-955-7543 TURNKEYSTONECRAB BUSINESS 28FT.Boat,Diesel power,Hydraulictablepuller, 3axletrailer,1300Stonecrab tags,1200plast.traps& 100wiretraps.$50,000.Call 352-498-0677,leavemsg. A A 9.9JOHNSON SAILBOATMODL.S. Usedinfreshwater. Bestoffer.858-525-5414 Marathon A A BOATSLIPFORRENTMM99 Oceanside.$10ft.Upto40ft. Noliveaboard,Water& Electric.(305)942-3055 DOCKAGEAVAILABLE KEYLARGOBAYSIDE MM101.UPTO45. CALL305 451 1241 MARATHON Privateownerat BoatHouse/CoralLagoon, 40wetslipforrent,includes elec&water.Alsoavaildryrack inboatbarn.305-289-0064 NEEDLIVEABOARDSLIP Withproximityparkingfora42 sailboatwith5.5draft.Owner islongtermresident& businessowner.Pleaseemail detailstobobwsaltservice.net orcall305-393-3291 A A AADavebuyspermits SoAtlanticSnapper,Grouper, GulfReef,K/Mack,Shark, Sword,Tuna. $$$in48hours!904-262-2869 A AAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S A tlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com AAAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S AtlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com ALUMINUMTANDEM BOATTRAILER Fitsupto23boat.$750. LocatedatMM99. 305 942-3055 BOATTRAILER Ventura3axle,heavyduty 10,850lbcapacity,for29-32 boat.88rollers.$2,700OBO. 305-731-9274 LiveaboardDocksMarathon, covereddeckarea,pvtbath house.FreeW/Dforresidents. 12mosforthepriceof10! Checkwithus1st! 731-3386 MTHN-MarineStorage :boats, trailers,campers,anyclean storageOKonwheels.Best ratesintown.Checkwithus first!CallEmil,731-3386 A A Autoswanted.Allyears. Junk-Used.Car-Van-Truck. Runornot. Call305-332-0483. ParadiseTowingisbuyingjunkedcars. Call(305)731-6540 2000HYUNDAITIBURON RUNSGREAT. $2,500. CallLaura305-942-3745 KeyWest FORDCROWNVIC 4door.New:tires,exhaust& brakes.Darkblue&fading. Goodbody.Bestoffer. 858-525-5414Marathon A A 2002CHEVASTROVAN 8person,lessthan37Kmiles! Goodcondition.$7000. 305-393-9841,Marathon YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com