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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 12-21-2011
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,DECEMBER 21,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.102 25 CENTS Basketball blues Despite strong performances from Trevelle Beckford and Dwayne Ellis,Marathon comes up short against Curley.Story, 1B Fishing the Florida Keys Santas taken time out from the holidays to get in some fishing,so theres no reason you cant.Captains column, 1B Members of the Zonta Club of Marathon join the Monroe County Sheriffs Offices Toyz for Keyz Kidz program to make Christmas a little better for youths in need.The two groups wrapped more than 200 donated presents for children from the Grace Jones Day Care Center, Kreative Kids Academy, Stanley Switlik Elementary School and the San Pablo Catholic Church cooperative.JOINT EFFORTProbe starts into capsizingInvestigators are trying to pin down the cause of a boat capsizing on Sunday that claimed the life of a woman from the Pacific Northwest. Aimee Rhoads, 36, from Washington died when she was trapped inside the cabin of a 25-foot charter boat that quickly sank in choppy seas off Key Largo. Rhoads was pronounced dead after emergency workers performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation could not revive her. Amit Rampurkarl, 27, of New York also was trapped inside the cabin of the commercial vessel Get Wet which is owned and operated by the Key Largo Scuba Shack. Rampurkarl survived and was taken to Baptist Hospital in Kendall, where he is in critical condition, said Officer Bobby Dube, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman for the Keys. The other six people aboard the boat, including the captain and one crew member, survived with no major injuries.The tragedy happened not long after the divers completed their first of two planned dives on Molasses Reef, a popular spot about 30 feet deep and a few miles off Key Largo in the Atlantic Ocean.The boat had just left one mooring spot and was en route to a second dive location on the large reef when it began taking on water. Dube said witnesses estimated it sank in about two minutes. Capt. John Nathaniel dove into the cabin and retrieved Rhoads and Rampurkarl, who were unconscious. They were put on a commercial vessel from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park called Visibility that had arrived to help, andWashington woman dies off Key Largo, man hospitalizedBy CAMMY CLARK and SARAH ELDERcclark@miamiherald.comON THE WATER KEY WESTHelp Yourself seeks helpCharlie Wilson, owner of the organic food restaurant Help Yourself, is working to expand her operation to include a supermarket by looking for community investment.Inspired by the slow money movement thats taking off in Brooklyn, Wilson hatched a plan to raise from the community the $30,000 she needs to turn an old coinoperated Laundromat next door to her Fleming Street restaurant into a full-service grocery store.One of the driving tenets of slow money is the idea that a community-oriented business should spend 50 percent of its cash flow within 50 miles of the business. I think this is especially important in Key West, Wilson said. Theres been a big void of good food and it has become critical to take control of our food supply. I have no idea if its going to work, she said. Its very much of a social enterprise. Wilson said she recognized the opportunity about three months ago when her longtime organic-produce distributor stopped making the trip down the Keys. It just wasnt cost effective for them anymore. Now there really is no one who supplies organic food to the Keys. I decided the only way to do it was to be our own distributor.Now, every Monday at 2:30 a.m. Wilson piles into a rented truck and makes the eight-hour round trip to bring down fresh produce grown without chemical pesticides and other mass-farming techniques; she sells the fruits and veggies that afternoon in front of her restaurant.Since taking over the route herself, Wilson has gained six clients in the Keys: Food for Thought and Good Life in Marathon, the Deer Run Bed and Breakfast and Good Food Conspiracy on Big Pine, The Wharf on Summerland Keys and in Key West, Sugar Apple. For the supermarket, rather than go the traditional financing route with a bankOwner looks to community for market supportBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYCharlie Wilson shows off the produce she trucks in from the South Florida mainland to sell on Monday afternoons at her Fleming Street restaurant Help Yourself.Keys again have lowest jobless rateFloridas jobless rate dipped in November to 10 percent its lowest level in 30 months as the state added 98,100 non-agricultural jobs over the year and lowered its unemployment rate by 1.9 percentage points from November 2010. We are continuing to move Florida in the right direction by streamlining government, eliminating burdensome regulations, identifying economic development opportunities and prioritizing education, Gov. Rick Scott said. I am hopeful that we will see Floridas unemployment rate continue to decline as jobs grow and more Floridians find work. As it usually does, Monroe County with a high proportion of government jobs led all 67 counties with the lowest jobless rate at 6.4 percent. It was followed by Okaloosa County (7.2 percent), Walton County (7.3 percent), and Wakulla County (7.6 percent). Hendry County, southwest of Lake Okeechobee, had the highest unemployment rate at 15.1 percent.Mirroring national trends, Floridas unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points from October as the state added jobs in trade, transportation and utilities, which saw gains of 35,000 over the year.The change in Florida was nearly identical to the dropIts 6.4 percent, much lower than states 10 percentBy MICHAEL PELTIERNews Service of FloridaCounty rejects fedsbuilding planThe federal government, already facing fierce community opposition to Homeland Security plans for the old Florida Keys Electric Cooperative building in Tavernier, now finds its building permit application rejected by the county. Homeland Security wants to convert the 10,316-squarefoot building at mile marker 91.6 oceanside into an office building to house agents with its Investigative Division and the U.S. Customs and Border Protections Marine Unit. But the plans by the government and the buildings owner, Tampa-based Hoover Properties, have met strong opposition from Tavernier residents.More than 80 people packed into a small room at the Tavernier firehouse earlier this month and urged the Monroe County Historic Preservation Commission to reject the project because they felt the design and intended use of the building go against the community character.The Preservation Commission decided at its Dec. 5 meeting not to rule on whether the proposed project meets the architectural standards of the Tavernier Historical District the only designated historic district in the Keys other than Key West until the county gets more details from the federal government about exactly what it plans to build. But the county Planning Department sent a letter dated Dec. 9 to Carlos Solis, the projects contracted civil engineer, rejecting Hoovers permit applications. The main reason given was that the Homeland Security building, although a government building, is not necessarily a public building. And under county code, office buildings that are not public that provide services to the surrounding communi-Its unclear if owner will pursue projectBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comUNEMPLOYMENT TAVERNIERSee Capsize,3ASee Jobless,3ASee Homeland,2ASee Organic,2A Waterfront MarketPlans for a restaurant and brewery at the old Waterfront Market in Key West seem like a go. Story, 6AGetting their pinsFlorida Keys Community College graduates 29 nursing students. Story, 6A


KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,December 21,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8073 THURS.8172 FRI.8272 SAT.8172 Forecast: Expect partl 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 BRIEFSForeclosure program comes to a closeFloridas mandatory foreclosure mediation program has been terminated, according to a letter signed Monday by Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady. The program, established in 2009, required lenders to participate in a mediation process with struggling borrowers prior to repossessing a home. In October, a task force of judges recommended that the program be ended, due to its low success rate. Earlier this year, a report showed that only 4 percent of cases eligible for mediation ended in a settlement. In many cases, borrowers were not contacted. When they were, the success rate for mediation settlements rose to 27 percent. Settlements can include a loan modification, short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. Cases currently in line for mediation will continue, but no new cases will be referred to a mediation under the states mandatory program. Miami Herald A KULLIANLindaAkullian, age57, passedawayDecember13, 2011.Memorialservicewillbe heldatalaterdate.Inlieuof flowersdonationsmaybe madetotheUpperKeysAnimal ShelterorHumaneSociety. HINTONHowardHinton ,age52, passedawaysuddenlyon December12,2011.Services willbeheldatalaterdate.In lieuofflowers,donationsmay bemadetotheJuvenile DiabetesAssociationorthe A mericanCancerSociety. A AJACOBSPammie(Red)Jacobs Maysherestinpeace. Pammiepassedawayon 11/27/11.SurvivedbyWalter, longtimebestfriend,her family,manyfriendsandloved ones.Shesdancinonclouds! AAJACOBSPammie(Red)Jacobs Maysherestinpeace. Pammiepassedawayon 11/27/11.SurvivedbyWalter, longtimebestfriend,her family,manyfriendsandloved ones.Shesdancinonclouds! MOYERBrigidMoyer passedaway atherhomeonFriday, December16,2011 surroundedbyherfamilyaftera longtermbattlewithcancer. BornonJuly6,1957inLong Island,NewYorktothelate WilliamandGertrudeMeskel shewasprecededindeathby hersiblingsJeannedArc Bonfiglio,MaryStatesand MarkMeskel.Aresidentofthe FloridaKeysforalmost40 yearsshewastheAssociation ExecutivefortheMarathonand LowerKeysAssociationof Realtorsfor26years.Sheis survivedbysiblingsBernadette Bachman,TheresaStaskey, PaulMeskelandBillMeskel; herchildrenBarbaraCantrell, BrendonFowler,Jennifer MoyerandAustinMoyer;her grandchildrenMasonCantrell andAddysonBeaumont,as wellasherfavoritehusband Drew.ACelebrationofLifewill beheldatSt.PetersCatholic ChurchinBigPine,Floridaon Thursday,December22at 11:00am.Inlieuofflowersthe familyasksthatcontributions bemadetotheMarathonWild BirdCenter. A AOppenlanderVMDDr.GeorgeFrederickFritz Oppenlandersuddenlypassed awayonDecember9,athis homeinDuckKey,Florida. FritzwasborninPhiladelphia onJune13,1927toGeorge SchmidtandElizabeth RebmannOppenlander.He graduatedfromCentralHigh SchoolinPhiladelphia,and attendedSwarthmoreCollege. HeenlistedintheNavyduring WWII.Afterhefinishedhistour, hereceivedhisVMDatthe UniversityofPennsylvania.He hadalongsuccessful veterinaryequinepracticein Berwyn,PA,andwas renownedasanequine diagnostician.Heretiredto DuckKey,FLin1993,and neverwaveredfromhispursuit ofexcellence.Hewasanavid fishermanandobtaineda CharteredCaptainsLicense. Thefishingstoriesare legendary.Fritzissurvivedby DaughtersAnneWister Oppenlander,Dallas,TX, StacyTurnbull,SpringCity,PA, SaraToddOppenlander (predeceased1988)andone grandsonLoganTurnbull, SpringCity,PA.Aceremonial tributewillbeheldatCoralKey. Forinformationpleasecontact LynneBrooksat 305-542-3984. AAOppenlanderVMDDr.GeorgeFrederickFritz Oppenlandersuddenlypassed awayonDecember9,athis homeinDuckKey,Florida. FritzwasborninPhiladelphia onJune13,1927toGeorge SchmidtandElizabeth RebmannOppenlander.He graduatedfromCentralHigh SchoolinPhiladelphia,and attendedSwarthmoreCollege. HeenlistedintheNavyduring WWII.Afterhefinishedhistour, hereceivedhisVMDatthe UniversityofPennsylvania.He hadalongsuccessful veterinaryequinepracticein Berwyn,PA,andwas renownedasanequine diagnostician.Heretiredto DuckKey,FLin1993,and neverwaveredfromhispursuit ofexcellence.Hewasanavid fishermanandobtaineda CharteredCaptainsLicense. Thefishingstoriesare legendary.Fritzissurvivedby DaughtersAnneWister Oppenlander,Dallas,TX, StacyTurnbull,SpringCity,PA, SaraToddOppenlander (predeceased1988)andone grandsonLoganTurnbull, SpringCity,PA.Aceremonial tributewillbeheldatCoralKey. Forinformationpleasecontact LynneBrooksat 305-542-3984. ty need a major conditionaluse permit if they are larger than 10,000 square feet. Joseph Haberman, a review manager with the Planning Department, wrote that the county is also rejecting, for the time being, Hoovers application for a certificate of appropriateness to be allowed to build in the historic district. Haberman detailed a list of items Hoover must provide the county to be eligible for reconsideration for both applications.These include detailed descriptions of what types of employees would work there, full site plans, a written description of the exterior and interior improvements, and a sample photograph of the shutter type, proposed landscaping and fencing.Hoover must apply for the major conditional-use permit, and the five-member Planning Commission will decide on the application, Haberman said.Tob Trickey, Hoovers chief financial officer, could not be reached for comment on whether the company will go through the steps to be approved for the project. Hoover paid $1.4 million for the old FKEC building in May, according to county Property Appraisers Office records.Much of the communitys opposition to the project lies in it housing inmates, even though Trickey and Homeland Security officials insist the building will not be a jail. It would have a holding cell, but would not be designed for overnight use, according to Special Agent Leo Morales, with Homeland Security. Neighbors also have problems with the proposed 6-foot wrought-iron security fence the initial plans detail. Another concern is to close the buildings current entrance on U.S. 1 and, in exchange, create a new entrance on Sunset Drive and an exit on North Sunset Drive.Opposition has reached such a level that U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, whose district includes the Keys, wrote a Dec. 6 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to find another location to house the agents.County denies feds approvalFrom Homeland,1A Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYHelp Yourself owner Charlie Wilson is trying to raise $30,000 to expand her organic eatery to include a supermarket. loan, she is pushing what she calls carrot cash proprietary currency that spends like regular cash, just only at Help Yourself. Wilson described it like this: Donate $1,000 toward the market and receive $1,100 in carrot cash. Youre really getting something immediately for your money. Key Wester M.J. Taylor, who said she eats at Help Yourself anywhere from twice a week to daily, said she plans to donate $1,000 toward Wilsons cause. I know Im going to spend $1,000 with her in the very near future, so why not give it to her today? Its in my best interest to support her business. I think its terrific. Taylor is excited about the prospect of a permanent market: I like to buy organically from her every week and I cant wait until its a daily thing. Wilson said she has already raised several thousand dollars.Customers give, and will get backFrom Organic,1AFirst phase of HOB officially doneWith the first phase of construction complete at Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West, students, parents, teachers and others celebrated at a ribboncutting on Monday night. The $36 million project, funded through a federal loan, is divided into two phases. The first includes a new middle-school building and gym while the second phase, set for completion by summer 2013, includes an elementary school wing, cafeteria, band room, media center and offices.School District Superintendent Jesus Jara said the opening marks the beginning of a new era for HOB in which the facilities match the rigor of the instruction.The school was originally built in 1964 as a junior high, meant to serve the growing number of military families in the Southernmost City at the time. Its named for Horace OBryant, Keys schools superintendent from 1956 to 1964.Principal Mike Henriquez called the new school a beacon of education for all to see. This new advanced facility stands as a symbol of hopes and dreams for our students.He said HOB, now equipped with document cameras, audio systems with microphones for teachers, VHS/DVD players and interactive Epson Smart Boards, houses the finest we have to offer. The state-of-the-art building is a far cry from its predecessor, known for leaky ceilings and mold; demolition on the old school is set to begin on Monday. This has been such a long time coming and were so excited, Vice Principal Denise Santiago said.Then-Superintendent Joseph Burke worked in 2009 to secure the money to rebuild HOB, obtaining a low-interest federal stimulus loan. When the 56-foot gym walls were put in place in March, the realization that the height violated a city ordinance capping buildings in that area at 25 feet brought a firestorm of public criticism, with some residents requesting the walls be torn down.That began a months-long mediation process between the School District and city over the applicability of land-development regulations to district construction. Ultimately, Burkes successor, Jara, agreed that the Phase II HOB buildings would be lowered to less than 30 feet.Also on hand for the Monday unveiling were Keys state Rep. Ron Saunders, Sheriff Bob Peryam, members of the School Board except Duncan Mathewson, Key West Mayor Craig Cates and city commissioners Tony Yaniz, Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.Symbol of hopes and dreams, principal saysBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYIn typical Horace OBryant Middle School Buccaneer fashion,Superintendent Jesus Jara and members of the Monroe County School Board wield cutlasses on Monday to cut the ribbon on Phase 1 construction of the new $36 million campus.From the left are Robin Smith-Martin,Ron Martin,Jara,board Chairman John Dick and Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths. Animal hospital gets OK to moveMiddle Keys veterinarian Doug Maders dream of a larger animal hospital is coming true.The Marathon City Council unanimously approved his plans on Dec. 13 to move his Marathon Veterinary Hospital into the former Boaters World building on U.S. 1 near mile marker 50. Its now at 11187 Overseas Highway oceanside, across from Burger King.What started as a one-doctor practice with Dr. Jim Greene will now be a new state-of-the-art 6,000-squarefoot hospital. The Boaters World building has been vacant since that business closed in 2009.Mader and wife, Dr. Gerry Diethelm, took the practice over from Greene in 1999 but have outgrown their current space, which is 2,200 square feet. The practice employs five vets and 23 total employees.Mader told the council that number would likely grow when the new space is finished. Well probably add another doctor and three or four more support staff, he said.Mader also addressed concerns raised by residents wary of the planned 836square-foot outdoor exercise area for the animals. He said there would be no outdoor boarding of animals. Planning Director George Garrett said site plans call for an 8-foot-tall concrete block wall with landscaping to separate the outdoor area from surrounding properties. Mader told the council hes hired New Mexicobased architect Wayne Usiak to design the new interior. Usiak has built more than 770 veterinary hospitals, according to Mader.The new building is slated to have at least six exam rooms up from three as well as modern surgical and dental suites, and even an acupuncture/holistic room. There are also at least 23 parking spots, as opposed to five now.Mader plans to put in a new facade in front of the building and is sacrificing parking spots to landscape the area. The popular mural done by artist OFarrill on the buildings east side will remain intact. Mader said it will take several months to finish planning and another several months for construction. Were hoping to be in there by October of next year, he said.Mader moving into the old Boaters WorldBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Subscriptions 743-5551


Anew terminal and the success of low-fare airline AirTran Airways have added up to a record-setting year at Key West International Airport.County Airports Director Peter Horton says the airport shattered its all-time high of 618,174 passengers in 2005. Im going to estimate, based on what were doing now, that well do between 660,000 and 670,000 this year, he said. Were up just under 20 percent this year and last year was up 22 percent from the year before.Passenger counts had been steadily declining since 2005 at 618,174. The number was 563,947 in 2006, 538,066 in 2007 and 453,006 in 2008.But Horton says AirTran has forced other airlines to compete with its low prices and the result is more passengers flying in. AirTran began serving Key West International on Dec. 17, 2009.When a low-fare airline comes into a market, its competitive, so the other airlines match their fare. It makes flying more attractive and people fly more, Horton said.AirTran flies to Orlando and Tampa from Key West twice per day, but Horton said it plans to increase to four flights daily during the upcoming tourist season. Horton said American Eagle, which flies four round trips daily to Miami International Airport, is the airports top carrier. Deltas Atlanta flights are a close second, he said. American Eagle flies connections for American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 29.It doesnt really affect us because it was American Airlines and not American Eagle. Theyre still viable and we havent had any payment problems with American Eagle, Horton said.The $31 million terminal, which opened in February 2009, has also been a blessing, Horton said.Without a doubt, we would not be able to handle the 737 traffic and what we call the noon balloon, he said, referring to the threehour period between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. when the most flights take off and land.We have a total of 15 turns during that period of time. We did not have the space to handle that volume all once. Its helped us tremendously having the physical space, Horton said. The uptick in passenger counts is helping save the Monroe County-owned airport some $11 million in interest fees on a $30.46 million bond borrowed through Bank of America in June 2006. The bond to fund the terminal was scheduled to be paid back over 30 years. Horton said the airport receives $8 in ticket taxes and a $4.37 facility charge for each passenger. The majority of that now is going toward paying off those bonds and were down to about $7.5 million from the $30.46 million we borrowed in June 2006, he said. Horton expects up to 670,000 2011 passengersBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Wednesday,December 21,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com With Wishes Warm & Bright Marathon Garbage Service Would Like to Wish YouMERRY CHRISTMAS There will be no change of scheduled service for the holidays.Any Questions? Call 743-5165 Lola Collection Gabrielle Collection COME AND SEEWHAT'S NEWGREEN TAG SALEon Selected in Stock ItemsPLUS 20% Off Retail Prices On Everything Every Day3229 Flagler Ave Key West 294-6292 both were given CPR en route to Key Largo.Key Largo Scuba Shack, which opened August 2010, has suspended operations while investigators from the FWC and U.S. Coast Guard determine what happened, said Mike Schecter, an investor in the dive shop at mile marker 97.6 on U.S. 1.Schecter said the boat was not overloaded. Were authorized for more than six passengers. I believe its 14, he said. The boat was built in 1980 by Lindsey Boat Builder. The weather started out fairly calm but the winds picked up and the seas got choppier as the day progressed. The accident happened about 3:15 p.m., when winds were at least 15 mph and the seas were 3 to 4 feet. Scuba Shack owners Chris Jones and Alison Gracey are in the Bahamas opening up the Bimini Scuba Shack and could not be reached for comment. Right now, its a mystery why it sank, with more questions than answers, Dube said. It also is unclear why the two passengers were trapped in the cabin. Even with just two minutes, they should have had time to get out, Dube said. Maybe they went back to retrieve person items. We dont know. Its just speculation right now. SeaTow, a commercial salvage company, worked Monday afternoon to recover the boat and bring it back to land. The boat was brought to the surface, and the water pumped out. But it sank again. In October, a 22-foot pleasure boat carrying a family of eight capsized off Marathon. A79-year-old woman from Hialeah died when she lost strength to stay afloat.Investigation under wayFrom Capsize,1A A SeaTow vessel gets a handle on the Get WetMonday afternoon. the nation as a whole saw. The U.S. unemployment rate in November was 8.6 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from October and 1.2 points lower than November 2010. The U.S. economic news is clearly positive, said Rebecca Rust, chief economist for the Department of Economic Opportunity. We still have some risks on the downside including the European sovereign debt, but consumer confidence is up and holiday spending is better than we expected. Florida hit a low of 3.3 percent unemployment in the summer of 2006. Then, Floridas white hot economy began to implode. Two years later, in May 2009, the rate had more than tripled to 10 percent. The November unemployment rate would be 17.9 percent if discouraged workers and those working part-time but wanting fulltime work were taken into account, Rust said. Florida Keys most employedFrom Jobless,1AKey West to break passengerrecordAVIATION NEWS BRIEFSStill no arrest in stolen big rigThe 75-foot tractor-trailer stolen from Marathon earlier this month has been found but whoever took it remains a mystery.As far as I know, we havent gotten anyone, Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, said Tuesday.Deputies say the 1998 Mack truck with a Lowboy trailer holding a PC300 excavator was taken from its parking spot on 122nd Street in Marathon, where sewers are being constructed, between Dec. 8 and 11. The total value of everything stolen was more than $400,000.The truck and trailer are 75 feet long, almost 12 feet wide and more than 14 feet tall; its so wide it requires an escort permit to operate on the highway.The Sheriffs Office says the rig was found Dec. 14, with its ignition punched out, at 3611 NWSouth River Drive, an industrial area of Miami.On Dec. 11 about 8:30 p.m., Timothy Alan, an employee of H.L. Chapman Pipeline Co. of Lehigh, Fla., reported the truck and trailer missing.


Opinion & EditorialWednesday,December 21,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: 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. EDITORIALCigarette tax worth embracing?LETTERS TO THE EDITORSettlement was bestI imagine that the people of Monroe County will be upset by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Boards decision on Friday to settle a grievance with Mike Spoto for $35,000. Indeed, it is repulsive to pay a thief. Nevertheless, I think the decision reached was in the best interests of the taxpayers. As many know, thenSuperintendent Spoto was caught several years ago stealing cell-phone service from the district. Except for the late Dick Rudell, none of the members of the prior board supported the idea of firing Spoto then, opting instead to suspend him for two weeks. In fact, thenDirector Ed Fussell even gave Spoto a $15,000 raise shortly thereafter. Last year, the incident became more well-known during the campaign and the state attorney decided to prosecute. In November 2010, the board voted 31 (Steve Smith, Rudell and Bill Shaw in favor, Joan Lord-Papy against, Bill Langstaff not present) to fire Spoto. Because he had already been punished for the cell-phone incident, the reason given was Spotos failure to report a speeding ticket incurred in his own vehicle, on his own time. While employees are required to make such reports and Spoto had signed an understanding that he would be fired if he violated one more policy there is the possibility that the Career Service Council would have viewed firing someone for failure to report a ticket as unduly harsh. Spoto was also arguing that he had never received notice of the policy on reporting speeding tickets and the district did not have a signed receipt from him acknowledging the policy. Had I been dealing with my own money, I may well have litigated this to the hilt based on principle. In dealing with the taxpayersmoney, however, I cannot take the risk of incurring liability for substantial back pay or, worse yet, reinstatement. With our insurance carrier offering to settle with Spoto at a cost of less than $5,000 to the taxpayers, I held my nose and voted yes. The district is much better off without the Mike Spotos of the world and, regardless of whether it was a sloppy or delayed termination, the board did the right thing in firing Mr. Spoto last year. I have great confidence that our new director, Michael Doyle, has a zero tolerance for theft and that future incidents will be dealt with in a manner that leaves the district without any potential liability whatsoever. Jack Bridges Commissioner Key LargoLove shines throughChristmas is a time to share and give to those who may not have a Christmas without help. Our elf hats are off to this community for exemplifying the true spirit of Christmas.The Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Marathon Fire Rescue and The Fun Bunch hosted the first-ever Toyz for Keyz Kidz walk to raise awareness and collect toys or funds to ensure that no child in the Keys goes without Christmas. The firehouse was transformed into a Santa wonderland and the community came to give toys or funds to help 366 children in Marathon have a joyous Christmas.In addition to the hosts of this fun activity, we would like to thank our North Pole visitor, Mike Card; Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate for the Santa backdrop; Johnny Wile for the train setup; the Community United Methodist Church members and Lizz Martinez for baking cookies; and the law office of Thomas D. Wright and Key Vaca Rentals for their generous donations.We are especially thankful to all who walked and dropped off toys or funds. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a holiday season filled with love, friends and family. Charlotte Quinn, Sue Lovley Ginger Snead, Clara WernerJo Ann Wagner, Jesse HernstadtMarathonBroward lawmaker wants an increase while at the same time lowering driver license, registration feesWith New Years approaching, its time to consider all those resolutions you made last year and decide whats going on your to-do list in 2012. For at least one South Florida lawmaker, his resolution is to increase cigarette taxes by another $1 per pack to help reduce smoking, especially among young people and first-time smokers. State Rep. Jim Waldman (D-Coconut Creek) said Floridas experience with higher cigarette taxes has been positive. He points to 2009 legislation that added $1 to the states levy on a pack of cigarettes. Since then, smoking has gone down in the general population and more importantly among young people, Waldman says. Prior to Florida lawmakers acting in 2009, the states sin tax on cigarette smoking sat at a measly 34 cents per pack. Now its $1.34 per pack. As it turns out, Florida wasnt alone in that move to levy more tax bite on activities like smoking and drinking. A New York Times report on the growth in socalled sin taxes found that 22 states increased cigarette taxes since 2009. In Florida, fierce lobbying by the tobacco industry nearly derailed the 2009 tobacco tax, a fight likely to be repeated if Waldman succeeds in getting his bill to committee hearings when the Legislature starts meeting in January. So far, he lacks a Senate companion bill. To overcome what is certain to be Republican lawmaker objections to any new taxes, the Broward County Democrat has proposed the additional $1 per pack tax be offset by rolling back state fees levied for such things as vehicle registrations and drivers licenses. On Sept. 1, 2009, fees for renewing a Florida drivers license for six years more than doubled, from $20 to $48. Registration and fees for a typical car weighing 3,600 pounds jumped from $46.80 to $71.85, up 54 percent. Democratic legislators, including state Rep. Ron Saunders (D-Key West), voted against the increases passed by the Republican majority. We knew we needed money but this isnt the right way to get it in a recession, Saunders said at the time. This affects everybody. I think people will be ticked when they go in there and see these large increases. So that raises the question: How many Florida voters will be ticked if lawmakers decide to add another $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes? And would that number fall markedly if Tallahassee at the same time rolls back fees for drivers licenses and auto registrations? There are no easy answers in this debate, only whos ox gets gored this time.Congress must allow Postal Service flexibilityAs Congress considers legislation to reform the business model of the U.S. Postal Service, it must confront a basic choice: To permit the Postal Service to function more as a business does or constrain it from doing so. With greater business model flexibility, the Postal Service can return to profitability and financial stability. A flexible business model would speed product and pricing decisions, enable a five-day-per-week delivery schedule, and permit the realignment of mail processing, delivery and retail networks to meet lower mail volumes. It would also allow the Postal Service to more effectively manage its health care and retirement systems, and better leverage its workforce. For an organization that generates all of its revenue from the sale of its postage, products and services and is contending with declining use of first-class mail for bill payment having the flexibility to quickly adapt and react to the marketplace is vital. Our immediate goal is to reduce our annual costs by $20 billion by 2015, which would put the Postal Service in the black and ahead of the long-term cost curve. The alternative is a business model that prohibits or delays cost reductions, perpetuates an inflexible structure and constrains the Postal Service from being more responsive to the marketplace. Under this scenario, and in the absence of meaningful and immediate business model reform, the Postal Service could soon incur longterm deficits in the range of $10 billion to $15 billion annually. Within the limits of our current legal framework, we have responded aggressively to a changing marketplace reducing the size of our workforce by 128,000 career employees and reducing annual operating costs by $12.5 billion in just the past four years. However, to return to profitability, we must move at an even faster pace. And to do so requires changes in the law. If provided with the flexibility and speed to act, the Postal Service can avoid being a financial burden to the taxpayer. More importantly, a financially stable Postal Service that can operate more like a business can more readily adapt to Americas changing mailing and shipping needs. For example, we are expanding our network of 70,000 retail partner locations and online offerings so our customers will be able to purchase stamps and conduct other mailing and shipping transactions outside of the traditional Post Office. Customers will increasingly be able to visit gas stations, grocery stores and pharmacies which are part of regular shopping patterns, open longer hours and weekends, and more conveniently located to conduct their postal business. The traditional Post Office will always exist, but a changing world demands rethinking the status quo and adapting to the needs of our customers.In a digital world, businesses and individuals have choices in the way they communicate. Although the Postal Service facilitates trillions in commerce annually and supports a $900 billion mailing industry that employs almost 8 million people, it must have the tools and the motivations to effectively compete for customers.In the current debate about its future, some have argued the Postal Service should not operate like a business and be allowed to regress back into an unchanging, taxpayer-subsidized agency, and some have urged that it be privatized and completely separated from the government. The former is undesirable and the latter is unrealistic.The answer resides in the middle an organization that performs a vital national function and operates with the discipline and motivations of a business that competes for customers. If it is to endure as a great American institution, provide the nation with a secure, reliable and affordable delivery platform, and serve as an engine of commerce, Congress should provide it with the speed and flexibility it needs to compete in an evolving marketplace.The Postal Service is far too integral to the economic health of the nation to be handcuffed to the past and to an inflexible business model. To best serve taxpayers and postal customers, its time to remove the constraints. Jeffrey Becker is South Florida senior plant manager for the U.S. Postal Service, based in Pembroke Pines in Broward County. BECKERGUEST COLUMN Many help celebrationThe Key Largo Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the businesses and hundreds of individuals who participated in the chambers ninth annual Light Up Key Largo events Dec. 5 though 10. In addition to our regular holiday lighting contest and shop-local initiative, the chamber held its first-ever Community Appreciation Night and Tree Lighting Dec. 7 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center. This event was a huge success thanks in large part to the assistance of Monroe County and its employees. First, we would like to recognize Commissioner Sylvia Murphy, who not only made a donation from her own pocket to help with the tree decoration but helped us coordinate the event with county staff. We also would like to give special thanks to the Monroe County employees who helped us so much: Sustainable Initiatives Coordinator Rhonda Haag and Public Works employees Marcia Hammond, Robert Glassmer, Eric Parker, John Vargas, Julio Mollineda, Denia Izquierdo and Leo Calderon. These folks set up lights, helped with tables and tents, moved power sources, put up the tree and made sure we had electricity to light it, directed traffic and spent the entire evening there to help clean up at the end. It was a terrific example of government and the community coming together for a great cause. We had about 300 people take advantage of the free goodies offered by local businesses, visit with Santa and participate in the tree lighting (thanks to Corey and Peggy Bryant, Santa and Mrs. Claus). Thanks also to the 24 businesses that gave away everything from sandwiches and drinks to candy to popcorn to trinkets. We could not have done this without the hard work of committee Chairwoman Dawn DeBrule and members Cheryl Powers, Nola Acker, Theresa Forant, Theresa Yong and Shanti Cope. Mark Cianciulli created, hosted and updated our Light Up Key Largo website. We look forward to another great event next year. Thanks again to all involved, and may you all have a happy holiday season and a successful, prosperous new year. Jackie Harder, president Key Largo Chamber of CommerceAll hands on deckThe Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center was a busy place last week. The Taffeta Christmas performance, the holiday tree lighting and the climate leadership summit combined three events for more than 450 people at the government center in 48 hours. Community members worked with Monroe County staff both from the Upper Keys and Key West to make sure all these events ran smoothly. Although I was not directly in charge of the events at the Nelson Government Center, I would like to acknowledge the staff and community members of the Upper Keys who helped make this a successful event. Commissioner Sylvia Murphy makes it easy to be a fan of county government. Pardon the expression, but she is the glue that holds our Upper Keys family together. Like a mother hen, she looks after the staff and the needs of the community organizations in addition to being a wonderful host to our guests. Great big thanks to Commissioner Murphy for all the encouragement and help. I cannot say enough great things about the folks with the Keys Players, Friends of Key Largo Cultural Center and the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. We have some real elves in the Keys who worked with staff to make order out of chaos. Members and volunteers with these groups showed up in force to work their elf magic. If you have not met these folks, look for them, especially Valerie Barth, Nola Acker and Charlene Sammis.Big thanks go to the real Santas of the operation, Kevin Wilson and Robert Glassmer. My list was a mile long and so was everyone elses but each and every wish was granted (with a smile, too). Thanks for the million things those guys moved, got, did and provided, which made the event seem effortless. Last but not least, the real reindeer of all three events are the Public Works and Tech Services work crews. These guys and gals took care of everything behind the scenes to make sure that each event was set up, set up again and reset.Thank you Public Works crew of Leo, Denia, John, William, Julio, Marcia and Eric. Thank you to the Tech Services crew of Jethon, Gabe and Bob. To our Key West folks who organized the summit, and anyone I may have forgotten to mention, thank you, too. Alicia Betancourt Monroe County Cooperative ExtensionLETTERS TO THE EDITORMeter cost too highI am a resident of Key Largo and have an irrigation system at our house. Since the sewer system has been put in place, which is a good thing, we inquired with our licensed irrigation installer to have a separate meter put in so the sewer rate would not be assessed. We received a quote of $425. When the contractor went to obtain a permit, he was told that only the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority could install these meters. When we called the FKAAoffice, they confirmed this and said it would cost $1,100 to have them install this meter. When pressed on the phone about the large price difference, no reasonable explanation could be given. How is this possible? The installation is about one hour and the meter is about $300. Is this a fleecing of FKAAcustomers? This may be something to look into. George Bain Key LargoParade sailed smoothlyThe Boot Key Harbor Boat Parade of Lights was again a success. More than $1,200 was raised for the Marathon Wild Bird Center. The grand prize winner was a gorgeous decorated vessel, the Solar Express, as a steam engine train celebrating the 100th anniversary of Flaglers railroad arriving in Key West. With all of the gift certificates given to the numerous winners from our generous sponsors, we are glad to help in supporting our local economy. Thank you again to all the sponsors (too many to list) and participants for making this a huge success.Following are the parade winners:More than 30 feet: First, Mermaid ; second, Lin-Z-Gail ; third, Waterlilly ; fourth, APlace For Us .18 to 29 feet: First, Solar Express ; second, Key of Sea ; third, Bruzkey ; fourth, The Turtle Rick Sall Marathon


Cruise lines like to boast about their restaurants, cabins, spas and other amenities, but Miami-based Royal Caribbean Internationals new brand campaign calls attention to something else: The ocean its liners sail on. The new pitch is: The Sea is Calling. Answer it Royally. Using a conch shell called the shellphone, a series of outdoor ads in six cities leads to the website www.TheSeaisCalling .com Television commercials will start Jan. 9 on CBS, Fox, ABC and national cable channels. Key West is a port of call for Royal Caribbean ships. The ad campaign replaces the old Nation of Why Not slogan, which a spokeswoman says did not resonate with international markets. We are tapping into the seas powerful, emotional force to reframe the context of cruising for consumers who dont understand what a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation offers, said Betsy ORourke, Royal Caribbeans senior vice president for marketing. The Sea is Callingis a global-scale campaign that will resonate with people no matter where they live, what language they speak, or whether or not theyve cruised before. Wednesday,December 21,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE!SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS Wed. Fri. 9:30 6:00 Sat. 12/24 9:00 4:00 Sun. 12/25 Closed KEY LARGO M. M. 98 1/2 Tel: 852-4515 MARATHON M. M. 50, Gulfside Village Tel: 743-5855 Pre-Christmas SALE EXTRA 25%ANY SALEITEMTAKE 25% OFF ANY ONE SINGLE SALE ITEM IN STOCK. COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. NOT VALID ON PRIOR PURCHASES. LIMIT ONE SALE COUPON PER CUSTOMER.Valid Thru 12/24/11 15% OFF!REGULAR PRICETAKE 15% OFF ANY ONE SINGLE REGULAR PRICED ITEM IN STOCK. COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. NOT VALID ON PRIOR PURCHASES. LIMIT ONE REGULAR PRICE COUPON PER CUSTOMER.Valid Thru 12/24/11 HUGE SELECTION NOW25%-50% OFF!PLUS! USE THE COUPONS BELOW TO SAVE EVEN MORE! George M. Botelho, M.D. Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671Overseas HwyMARATHONMedicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese BusinessBI-LO buys Winn-DixieWinn-Dixie Stores on Monday announced plans to merge with grocery chain BI-LO in a $560 million deal that will take the Jacksonville-based company private. Under the terms of the deal, Winn-Dixie shareholders will receive $9.50 in cash per share of Winn-Dixie common stock, a premium of about 75 percent over where the companys stock closed at on Friday. The deal is expected to close in the next 60 to 120 days, pending approval of Winn-Dixie shareholders and federal anti-trust clearance. Even after the merger, the Winn-Dixie name will remain and both companies will continue to operate independently. The deal is not expected to lead to any store closings or layoffs, said Peter Lynch, chairman and chief executive of WinnDixie. I think its the next logical step in our journey, Lynch said in a phone interview after the deal was announced. Its an opportunity to get a strong financial backer. I think the synergies of the two companies coming together will make a much stronger company. Together the new company will have about 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees in eight states in the southeastern United States. Regulatory approval is not expected to be an issue because the two companies have no overlap. BI-LO is based in Greenville, South Carolina and operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, while WinnDixie is located in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. BI-LO is owned by the Dallas-based private equity group Lone Star Funds. No closures are expected, executive saysBy ELAINE WALKERewalker@MiamiHerald.comGROCERIESThis is the Marathon Winn-Dixie.There are also Winn-Dixie stores in Key West,on Big Pine Key,in Tavernier and in Key Largo. Cruise line invokes call of the seaConch shell Shellphone is featuredBy HANNAH SAMPSONhsampson@MiamiHerald.comTOURISMThis is among the images that will be used in advertising with the Sea is Callingcampaign. KEYSNET.COM


Although in the early phases of planning, a meeting last week of the Key West Historical Architectural Review Commission revealed strong neighborhood support for a proposed brewery and restaurant in the old Waterfront Market building.HARC commissioners and some members of the public expressed concern about amplified music coming from a planned rooftop deck affecting the quality of life in the area. The building is at 201 William St. However, that hesitance gave way to a unanimous 7-0 vote. Before anything is final, the Planning Board and City Commission have to give approval. Patricia Rodger, representing the Key West Bight Neighborhood Association, asked commissioners to give serious consideration to potential adverse impacts from the music.Its out of character for the property, she said, and it adversely affects our neighborhood with the noise. Chris Shultz co-owns The Porch craft beer and wine bar at 429 Caroline St. and cowrote Quit Your Job and Move to Key West. Hes the one proposing the new restaurant under a lease from the city, which owns the building. The city would have to negotiate a lease with Shultz to determine a price structure, generally based on a base rent and percentage of revenue.He assured commissioners the primary use of the roof would be as a dining area, not music venue. Its not a big blaring thing like the [Green] Parrot, he said, explaining the sound system would run to small speakers embedded in each table, not through a large public address system. Its more of a mellow, dinner atmosphere for families to go up there and enjoy the view, he said. Project architect Bill Horn said he envisions the building with a new entrance facing William Street and two new outdoor staircases giving access to the roof. The first floor would contain a special-event and beertasting room, a small retail store and the actual brewery; the second floor would be largely open to the first, but also have office space, the kitchen and service core, as well as an elevator and indoor staircase. Bight resident Ian Whitney strongly supported creating a new industry for Key West in brewing and lauded the jobs that would go along with such an operation. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,December 21,2011 Key Colony Inn will be open on Christmas Day from 1 8 pm! Christmas Eve: Lunch from 10am 2:30pm and Dinner from 5pm 10pm Enjoy a homemade holiday feast at the Middle Keys most popular restaurant!Key Colony Inn Christmas BuffetCarving Station with Prime Rib & Leg of Lamb Ahi Tuna Appetizer Homemade Caesar Salad or House Salad Fish Pasta Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy New Potatoes Vegetable Dessert Station with:Hot Pecan Pie & Hot Cherry Crisp with Ice Cream$23.95 per person ~ $9.95 for kids Make your reservations early! EAT IN TAKE OUT MAJOR CREDIT CARDSKEY COLONY INNRESTAURANT & LOUNGEOPEN 7 DAYSLUNCH& DINNER 743-0100 For ReservationsMILE MARKER 54 700 W. OCEAN DR. KEY COLONY BEACH Peoples Choice Award Marathons Best Restaurant! 20YEARSNow Booking New Years Eve!Dance in 2012 with fun,bubbly, and a hot rock-n-roll band!Reserve your table in the pavilion for dinner. Champagne and party favors! Featuring John Bartus & Storm Watch. (Reservations for the dining rooms accepted from 5:00-10:30 pm.) Steamed Peel-n-Eat Shrimp Blue Crab Balls & Mango Dipping Sauce Our Famous New England Style Clam Chowder Fresh Florida Keys Stone Crab Chowder California Lettuce & Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings Herb Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy Homemade Herb Stuffing Carved Top Round of Beef Au Jus Smoked Spiral Ham with a Honey Pineapple Glaze Slow Roasted Mojo Marinated Cuban Pork Grilled Local Mahi-Mahi with Lemon Caper Cream Sauce Penne Marinara with Swedish Meatballs Redskin Mashed Potatoes Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole Assortment of Fresh Homemade Dinner Rolls Fresh Baked Breads Fresh Homemade Apple Pie Fresh Homemade Sunset Key Lime PieJoin us on Christmas Day December 25 for a fantastic feast oceanfront overlooking the Historic Seven Mile Bridge and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family. Reservations being accepted. Call 305-396-7235. Seating begins at 1 pm until 8 pm. Adults $24.95 Children under 12 $11.95 2011 Christmas Day Buffet ESPECIALLYFORYOU This little note of thanks brings a bounty of best wishes to you, our friends and neighbors. For the gift of your patronage, we are deeply grateful. Merry Christmas to all! Now in 4 Locations 105970 Overseas Highway Key Largo (MM 105) 91200 Overseas Highway Tavernier (MM 91) 10694 Overseas Highway Marathon (MM 53) 422 Eaton Street Key west HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Brewery seems likelyBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST29 graduate nursing schoolFlorida Keys Community College on Friday graduated its 46th class of future nurses as 29 students participated in the traditional pinning ceremony, which originated with field pioneer Florence Nightingale. Graduates must complete a 22-month curriculum to obtain an associates degree in nursing sciences. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to become practicing RNs. At the ceremony on the colleges Stock Island campus, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Debbie Allish presented awards to Kendra Coffield and Cecil St. Cyr for clinical practice and to Sandra Kaster for academic excellence. The knowledge and experience we have gained from this program has given us the ability to become fantastic nurses, graduate Alexis Williams said. Lets take this knowledge, add to it, and pass it on. According to college spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard, FKCCs pass rate for the licensure exam has been between 92 percent and 100 percent the past two years; thats compared to an 88 percent average in Florida and an 89 percent national average.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEHigh-end RVpark plannedThe owners of Marathon Marina and Lazy Days South restaurant on 11th Street are looking to add another use to that block. According to city records, the ownership group has demolished six trailers in hopes of opening a high-end, eight-unit RV park on a .92-acre lot adjacent to the restaurant. Co-owner Dennis Zecca didnt return calls for comment Tuesday, but city records say the owners have repaired the seawall and installed fencing on the lot. They also built a 6,247square-foot pool and deck area and a 1,050-squarefoot bathroom facility. Theyve done a lot of work bringing it up to speed, city Planning Director George Garrett said. The Planning Commission approved a conditional use for the project at its Dec. 12 meeting and Garrett said its slated to go before the City Council on Jan. 10. Garrett said Zecca and his partners purchased the Flamingo Inn on Grassy Key and transferred eight of its 12 transient building rights to the 11th Street site. The city has a moratorium in place on new hotel room allocations. The hotel will turn into month-to-month rentals, essentially workforce housing, Garrett said, adding the group is also working on that conversion. The Jan. 10 Marathon City Council meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYA new development proposal for the old Waterfront Market,a defunct grocery store vacant for more than a year,would see the space converted into a brewery,bar and restaurant with a rooftop dining area.Next is exam certifying them as RNs


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,DECEMBER 21,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE ??B Uneasy riders Keys women recall riding Flaglers railroad well before it went to sea.Story, 4B Books and Coffee A Middle Keys speaker series that starts in January puts a heavy focus on Cuba.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Conch boys,girls sweep DolphinsKey West High School dominated the soccer field at county rival Marathon High School Friday night, sweeping boys and girls varsity matchups. The Conch boys shut out the Dolphins 7-0 before the girls team overcame missed early opportunities to cruise to a 6-1 win. Orion Jones, Michael McLaughlin, Justin Hamilton each scored two goals for the Key West boys in a game in which the Conchs largely dictated the pace of play. It didnt go exactly like I wanted in the first 20 minutes. After the water break, we got started. We were able to convert on [scoring] opportunities, Key West coach Rob Eggers said. Marathon coach Chris Bull said the Dolphins (6-51), a young team, were missing several players and suffered several injuries during the game. At the end of the game, we had people playing hurt and had nobody on the bench. We had everybody that could play out on the field and they did the best they could. Thats an experienced squad of largely seniors and we had a couple eighth-graders out there, he said. In the girls match, Key West failed to capitalize on several quality scoring opportunities in the first half. But a pair of Robyn DeRoche goals had the Conchs up 2-0 early on. Marathon senior Marina Kay Wiatt scored on a long looping shot from around 30 yards out in the 37th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1 at the half. Dolphins coach Lynn Landry said the (11-5) teamTeams now go on break for ChristmasBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPREP SOCCERKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYKey West High Schools Selyne Casas (left) tracks a loose ball behind Marathon Highs Brandi Spalten during the Conchs6-1 victory Friday night. Conchs take 2nd among nine teamsDisplaying what coach Chaz Jimenez called a lot of heart, the Key West High School wrestling team finished second in the nineteam, two-day Kuntz Duals at Boca Raton High over the weekend. The Conchs were without 170-pound Haralds Krumholcs, whose neck was broken in a meet the week before and is now recovering at home. He was in our minds all the time, Jimenez said of the inspirational effect Krumholcs has had on the team. Key West went 6-2 in the tourney, defeating Stoneman Douglas, Santaluces, Deerfield Beach, Spanish River, Boca Raton and Wellington. The Conchs lost to Boca and tourney champion Seminole Ridge. It was very tight tournament, Jimenez said.The Conchs were led by 145-pound Max Llama and 182-pound St. Pierre Anilus, both of whom went undefeated at 8-0. Jimenez said neither has come close to peaking.Max is holding back because of his shoulder, and hasnt been tested yet, Jimenez said. St. Pierre, who came in from football, still is not quite in wrestling shape and needs to get more explosive. Also faring well were 152-pound Andre Guieb, who went 7-1; 132-pound Glenn Evans (6-1); 138pound Andrew Calderwood (6-2); 106-pound Angelo Guieb (6-2); and 220-pound Jerry Regis (5-3). Key West is scheduled to wrestle next on Jan. 7 at Barron Collier High in Naples, but Jimenez said a meet could be added during the holiday break. Weve got some scrappy fighters, he said. Now we have to get them polished.Wrestlers runners-up to SeminoleBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST WRESTLINGCatch yourself a merry little fishThe week before Christmas is typically spent wrapping gifts, baking cookies and trimming the tree. But once that last package is opened on Christmas morning, its time to get back to fishing.Theres excellent fishing right now on the reef. When the wind kicks up and you cant get to the main reef line, head to the channel humps for nonstop action.Snapper of all variety lane, mangrove, yellowtail and mutton are plentiful, and there are abundant keeper red and black grouper. Hawk Channel is also overflowing with delicious hogfish.The sailfish bite has been very good where theres ample bait fish, ballyhoo in particular. Captains from Key West to Big Pine Key and in Islamorada report spotting 15 to 20 sails a day and getting about half that many to take a bait. The sailfish have been found spraying ballyhoo up shallow or just cruising the sand in 20 to 25 feet of water as they search for their favorite food fish. Off the main reef line in the 120to 180-foot depths, the sails are being taken by live baiting with hoos and pilchards or by kite fishing with goggle eyes and blue runners. Mixed in with the sailfish are pretty fair numbers of large blackfin tuna and the occasional dolphin. The bay action remains quite good for mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel. And theres been some keepersize gag grouper around the wrecks and rocky bottom areas to keep things interesting. The crew at SeaSquared Charters wishes you a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends and fishing. We hope Santa brings you that new rod and reel youve been eyeing at the tackle shop all year.The weeks bestJim and Sue Rumba, from Michigan, fished the reef with Capt. Bob Crockett on the Finnz-Up docked at the Blackfin Resort in Marathon. They had action on barracuda and brought back yellowtail snapper, which was nicely prepared for their dinner at Porkys Bayside BBQ. The Reese clan from Milton, Wis., had a fun day offshore aboard the Papa Pips with Capt. Howard Kelley and Capt. Tom Beck out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. They caught and released a sailfish and brought snapper and dolphin back to the dock for dinner.Also docked at Captain Pips, Capt. Jeff Shelar of Catch-Em-All Charters reports bigger sailfish starting to show up in the Marathon area. He went four for six on one trip and added a few gaffer dolphin to the catch.Theres great action on the patch reefs with variety for kids as well as adults. Shelars catch of the week goes to Larry Levy from Houston, who caught a 42pound king mackerel on the reef using 15-pound spin-Actually, make that a huge oneFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSSanta gets out for a day of fishing on the Papa Pipsout of Marathon. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn See Fishing,2BSee Soccer,2B Fins fall short against CurleyThe Marathon High School boys basketball team fell short of an upset win over senior-laden Archbishop Curley High School Friday. Seniors Dwayne Ellis and Trevelle Beckford kept the Dolphins close for most of the game until the Knights pulled away for a 62-48 win in the final minutes. We knew they were a tough team. They have a lot of experience playing together. I thought in the first half, we didnt back down, coach Kevin Freeman said. Ellis was especially aggressive in the first half, scoring 18 of his 26 points and converting 11 of 15 free throws. Beckford finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals. The Dolphins kept pace with the Knights early and were tied 20-20 after the first quarter. Things remained close in the second and an Ellis three-pointer at the halftime buzzer cut the Curley lead to 35-32 at the break. The pace of play slowed in the third quarter, with Marathon outscoring Curley 7-6 and trailing just 41-39 heading into the fourth. Five of the Dolphinsseven points came at the free throw line. Marathon was within four, 52-48, after an offensive rebound and put-back by Peter Culver at the 2:03 mark. Curley scored to go backEllis,Beckford dominating in the lossBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASKETBALLKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High School senior Trevelle Beckford takes the ball up against a pair of Archbishop Curley defenders Friday. Beckford scored 16 points but the Dolphins lost 62-48.See Dolphins,2B


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Weve given up goals early in the second half of big games and it hurts us, Landry said.The Key West girls wont play again until Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. at Palmer Trinity, while the boys wont play until a Jan. 13 visit from American Heritage at 4 p.m.The Marathon boys were scheduled to visit Coral Shores High school Tuesday before the Christmas break, but results were not available at press time. The girls team is scheduled to visit Coral Shores Thursday at 4 pm.Coach: More intensity neededFrom Soccer,1B ning gear. Repeat client Walt Moss from Vinton, Va., fished a couple of days with us on the SeaSquared He scored big hogfish, mangrove and mutton snapper, porgy, Spanish mackerel plus two red and one black grouper. Mike and Angie Markovich, from Markle Ind., and their friend, Martin Ferguson from Carnegie, Pa., spent a day fishing the reef with us and had hogfish, mangrove snapper, grouper and Spanish mackerel to show for their efforts. Regular clients for 15 years, Shawn and Glendia Annitto, from Sea Girt, N.J., fished the reef with Capt. Kevin Wilson of Knee Deep Charters out of the Geiger Key Marina. They brought in their limit of large yellowtail snapper.Jack Waite and his son, Sunday Oden, from Wisconsin, fished bumpy seas with Wilson on the reef and had a spectacular day with a 50-pound kingfish, 38-pound amberjack and 17-pound black grouper along with a bonus limit of big yellowtails.Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters out of the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, put his anglers on limits of mangrove and yellowtail snapper with bonus muttons in Hawk Channel. On the reef, they added grouper and amberjack to their snapper catches. Sharks kept them busy on the flats, with barracuda, mackerel and grouper mixed in.Casting ContestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity takes place Thursday at the newly renovated Saltys Waterfront Grill at the 7 Mile Marina, mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will benefit Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys.Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@ bellsouth.net and www.Sea Squared-Charters.com.Jersey anglers limit out on yellowtailFrom Fishing,1B up 54-48, and Ellis missed a pair of free throws. The Dolphins got the offensive rebound, but missed a three-pointer and Curley scored to go up 56-48 with just 1:00 remaining. They played a little stall ball [in the fourth] and that forced us out to put pressure on them. Before that, I thought our defense was great. We gave up hardly any offensive rebounds. I was obviously disappointed with the loss, but the way we played against a team like that, I was happy with the effort, Freeman said.Marathon (2-6) is scheduled to visit county rivals Key West today and Coral Shores Thursday. The games are scheduled for 7:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.Dolphins play Canes, ConchsFrom Dolphins,1B Fights return to Mallory SquareThe Key West boxing tradition that dates back to Ernest Hemingway is to be celebrated Jan. 6 with nine bouts overlooking Key West Harbor at Mallory Square. Fight Night in the Keys is to be highlighted by a 10round battle between super middleweights Dyah Davis and Alfonso Lopez. Davis has a record of 20 wins, including nine knockouts, against two losses and one draw. His competitor Lopez boasts 22 wins, including 17 knockouts, and one loss. In 1930s Key West, when he wasnt writing, fishing or relaxing with compadres, Hemingway often officiated boxing matches in the Bahama Village neighborhood near his Whitehead Street home. He also enjoyed sparring with local fighters. Fight Night in the Keys recalls that heritage while offering spectators the chance to view big-name professional boxing in an open-air waterfront setting. For those who cant travel to Key West, the match is to be broadcast on ESPN2s Friday Night Fights. As well as the super middleweight contest, bouts are scheduled featuring fighters Danny Van Staden, Marcus Upshaw, Derrick Wilson and Darell Eacholes. The venue at Mallory Square is to open at 6 p.m. and the first bout is slated to begin at 7. Ticket prices start at $35 per person and VIPpackages also are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.keystix.comor call 292-0486.Davis,Lopez top the card on Jan.6BOXING Canes host Dolphins ThursdayCoral Shores and Marathon high schools both seek to head into 2012 with a big rivalry win under their belts. The Canes hold homecourt advantage when the two Florida Keys prep squads clash at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coral Shores gym in Tavernier following a 5:30 p.m. JVgame. Coral Shores took a 3-7 record south to unbeaten Key West High School on Tuesday (results pending at press time). Marathon stands at 2-6. The Canes dropped a 5241 decision to Palmer Trinity at home Dec. 16, undone by the Falconsninepoint run in the second quarter and a 50 percent game at the free throw line. The Canes shot 13-for-26 from the line, compared with Palmers 20-of-22, including 5-of-7 down the stretch. Going 50 percent from the line is not acceptable, head coach Jay Sanderson said. We cannot expect to win if we miss that many free throws. Coral Shoresleading scorer Will Ismer, a 6-foot-8 junior center, missed the game with an out-of-town family commitment. Freshman Alberto Anderson came through with 15 points and nine rebounds, while guard Alex Gomez scored 12 points while making three assists. Austin Wilkins grabbed six rebounds to go with his seven points. We played tough, Sanderson said of the Canes floor game. It was close except for Palmers 9-0 in the second quarter.Coach:Better foul shooting is essentialCORAL SHORES BASKETBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Several 5Ks plannedWith the advent of cooler weather comes a calendar packed with 5K races in the Keys. Runs scheduled so far:Jan. 1, Islamorada New Years 5K. Call 853-1685.Jan. 14, Domestic Abuse Shelter No Name 5K Run/Walk, No Name Key. Call 745-3027.Feb. 18, Pirates Wellness Blimp Road 4 Miler, Cudjoe Key. Call 745-3027.March 3, Sombrero Beach Run 15K Challenge 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, Marathon. Call 4582.March 10, Menendez Miler 5K, Key West. Call 745-3027.April 14, Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, Key West. Call 293-1881.April 28, Mary Immaculate Star of the Sea Mariners March 5K Run/ Walk, Key West. Call 3047444.May 26, Southernmost Seminoles 5K Renegade Run, Key West. Call 3602026. For applications for any of these races, go to www.southernmostrunners.com .Theyre set for throughout Florida KeysRUNNING EASY FIRST VICTORYKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High School junior Cassidy Van Voorst goes for a lay-up during a 59-9 win over Colonial Christian School Friday.The Dolphins earned their first win of the season after eight losses.Marathon is scheduled to visit Key West High School today (4 p.m.) and Coral Shores High School Thursday (4 p.m.) Florida KeysBusiness Cards


Cuba once again is a focus of the Friends of the Marathon Librarys annual weekly speaker series, which starts Jan. 5.While three fiction writers are featured in the threemonth Books and Coffee series, the majority of the programming focuses on Cuba, such as its plans for oil drilling in the Florida Straits and the 1996 shoot-down of two Brothers to the Rescue planes.Programs are at St. Columba Episcopal Church, 451 52nd St. bayside, behind the Panda House restaurant. Coffee, tea and cookies are served at 1:30 p.m. and the programs, all about 45 minutes and followed by question-and-answer sessions, start at 2. Admission is free and open to the public.Jan. 5: Felix Rodriguez, president of the Bay of Pigs 2506 Brigade Veterans Association and an ex-CIA agent.Rodriguez was head of the CIAstation in Bolivia in 1967 when CIA-trained soldiers captured and executed Che Guevara Hes a central figure in the CIAs covert wars in Central America, and was a witness in a lawsuit brought by Eugene Hasenfus, a CIA pilot captured by the Sandinistas and disavowed by the U.S. government, against Southern Air Transport. This was the beginning of the socalled Iran-Contra Affair of the 1980s.Jan. 12: Juan Tamayo, Miami Herald reporter and columnist.Hell talk about Yoani Sanchezs Havana Real, a compilation of online posts by Cubas best-known blogger. He says shes a tough critic of the islands government, blasting it regularly for a long string of economic failings and human rights abuses. Shes also a heckuva writer.Jan. 19: Charles Chuck Meier, a former private military contractor who lost a leg to an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Hes published Letters From The Sandbox, a compilation of e-mails from that horrific experience.Jan. 26: Jorge Pinon, an oil industry expert who has studied Cubas Gulf of Mexico plans extensively, and met with officials from the Cuban energy and environmental ministries.Hes an energy fellow at the University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy and a visiting research fellow with Florida International Universitys Cuban Research Institute.Feb. 2: Jose Basulto and his co-writer Lily Prellezo will talk about Seagull One: The Amazing True Story of Brothers to the Rescue. Brothers to the Rescue pilots would fly over the Florida Straits, searching for rafters coming to the U.S. from Cuba. Basulto was piloting a plane over the straits on Feb. 24, 1996, when the Cuban military shot down two other planes alongside him.Feb. 9: Key West mystery writer Michael Haskins. Hell talk about his novel Free Range Institutions, as well as the novel, Car Wash Blues, to be published in August.Haskins is a former newspaper reporter and television news staffer. The Boston native served as Key Wests public information officer for five years.Feb. 16: Jose Azel, a scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami. Azel will give an update on changes in Cuba. His book Manana in Cuba: The Legacy of Castroism and Transitional Challenges for Cuba is an insightful view of post-communist Cuba.Feb. 23: David and Nancy Beckwith have written two novels, The Hurricane Conspiracy, released last year, and A Calculated Conspiracy, to be released this month. The Hurricane Conspiracy is set in Vero Beach and involves the mystery death of someone in the storms way. ACalculated Conspiracy is a sleuth mystery set in the Florida Keys.March 3: William Wright, a graduate of Germantown Friends School and Yale University, has written an expose of the administrative witch hunt of homosexuals at Harvard in 1920. Harvards Secret Court tells of how several students there committed suicide; others had their lives ruined by a three-decade effort on the part of Harvard to destroy their reputations.March 9: Newspaper reporter Gwen Filosa, part of the New Orleans TimesPicayune team of reporters that won two Pulitzer prizes for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2006 and its aftermath.March 16: David Koontz, once married to Christina Crawford and the executive producer of the movie Mommie Dearest, which tells the story of Crawford being abused by her mother, actress Joan Crawford.March 23: James and Lois Cowen, liveaboards at the Key West Harbor Yacht Club who ghost-wrote Levi Johnstons 319-page memoir Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palins Crosshairs. The Cowens made two month-long trips to Alaska and spent countless hours interviewing Johnston, who fathered Sarah Palins grandchild, in Wasilla.March 30: Alongtime Miami Herald reporter, Fabiola Santiago recently became a columnist for the newspaper.Santiago started reporting for the Herald and El Nuevo Herald in 1980 and is the author of a novel set in Miami titled Reclaiming Paris. Santiago was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and came to Miami with her parents and brother on the Freedom Flights in 1969 at age 10. 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Fittings for the free childrens helmets will be held at 5 p.m.Book club reads Schiffs CleopatraThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets at the library, mile marker 48.5 oceanside, on Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. to discuss Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. All readers are welcome. The Pulitzer Prize winner is a new look at the wellknown queen who has been depicted, by various authors, as both famous and notorious. Schiff attempts to separate fact from fiction in the story about a queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Photo by DAVID GOODHUEJorge Pinon,perhaps South Floridas best-known oil expert,speaks at last years Books and Coffee series.He returns this year on Jan.26.At left is U.S.Coast Guard Capt.Pat DeQuattro,commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West.


Henry Flaglers Key West Extension of his Florida East Coast Railway ceased operating in 1935, but two Keys women vividly remember childhood experiences riding the railroad that went to sea. Completed in 1912, its track stretched more than 100 miles from the mainland out into open water. For 23 years it carried passengers from the mainland to and through the Keys, affording them a breathtaking sense of steaming across the ocean. It ceased operations in 1935, after the Labor Day hurricane that year. Minnie Dameron, who spent much of her childhood on Plantation Key, remembers trips to visit family in Key West and taking the trains final journey just before portions of its track were irreparably damaged in the hurricane. Marie Gasser, who spent childhood summers in Ohio and winters in Miami, recalls her familys one-way train trip from Miami to Key West. Dameron remembered her father flagging down the train at the Plantation Key freight station with a white handkerchief, and using a lantern to signal the family had boarded. Wed get so excited when we knew we were coming to get the train and go all the way to Key West we put on our best clothes, said Dameron, 86, who now lives in Key West. My sister and I used to love to ride the train and look out the window, she recalled. But when wed come to the Seven Mile Bridge, it looked like you were riding on the water, so wed get scared and hold one anothers hand. For Dameron, arriving at Key West was the trips highlight. On special occasions, she remembered, Cuban bands and dancers greeted arriving passengers.Gasser, 95, recalled her family boarding the train in Miami when she was 5 and walking back to the last seat, which resembled a church pew. Her mother sat by the window and her father on the aisle, while she rode between them.Everybody was excited take a train down to Key West, said Gasser, now an Islamorada resident. During the journey, they walked to the dining car. It seemed like a long ways to get to something to eat, said Gasser, who remembered a waiter in a white shirt and black pants helping her. He brought a highchair for me, lifted me up and put me in the highchair. The journey was pleasant, she said, until her mother looked out the open window as the train crossed a bridge so narrow it seemed she was sitting over water. After arriving in Key West, her mother refused to take the train back to Miami and insisted they return by boat. She said boats were made to go on water and trains were not, Gasser chuckled. Dameron and her familys last ride was the trains final journey to Key West just before the Labor Day 1935 hurricane that slammed into the Upper Keys, damaging that areas railroad line. The trip wasnt inspired by foreknowledge of the storm, but instead to get treatment for her sick sister. She had a temperature and my mother tried everything to get it down and couldnt, so we got the train to Key West, Dameron said. We would have been in it [the hurricane], but I was on the last train in here [Key West] because of my sister being ill.Three years after the hurricane, the Overseas Highway debuted, built on a foundation that incorporated most of the original railway spans. Today, it contains 127 miles of roadway and 42 bridges. The original train bridges were retired in 1982, but many became fishing piers.Acelebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the railways completion is to culminate Jan. 14 through 23 with Keyswide events marking the centennial of the first trains journey.It changed the Keys forever, and what a blessing it was, Dameron said. I just wish it was still there thats how much we loved it. Centennial information is available at www.Flagler Keys100.com This was provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. 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Sharing Henry Flaglers vision of the Florida Keys as a remarkable and accessible destination, up to 100 kayakers are to embark on a 115mile, 10-day trip called the Paddle Florida Keys Challenge on Jan. 12 to celebrate the centennial of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway.Starting at Key Largos John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the challenge is suited for experienced paddlers and includes overnight stays throughout the Keys. Daily paddles average six to 20 miles in both protected and open-water environments.Highlights of the itinerary include visits and stopovers at historic Tavernier, Indian Key State Park, Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park and other state parks, including Long Key and Curry Hammock. Atwo-night layover at the Lower Keys Bahia Honda State Park provides an opportunity for exploration and snorkeling at Looe Key Reef.An opening-night slideshow is planned for Jan. 12. Illustrating Flaglers historic and developmental influence on the Florida Keys, it is to be presented by Monica Woll of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Office of Greenways and Trails. Apresentation by environmental photographer Mac Stone is scheduled Jan. 15.On Jan. 17, paddlers can meet travel authors and professional paddling guides Bill and Mary Burnham for a book signing, slide show and campfire talk at Knights Key Campground at mile marker 47 oceanside.Event organizers expect the kayakers to end their journey at Key Wests Fort Zachary Taylor State Park by noon Jan. 22.Paddlers interested in joining the group for the final day can put in at Boyds Key West Campground, 6401 Maloney Ave. near mile marker 5. There is no fee, but paddlers must provide their own kayaks for the easy sixmile trek to Key West. Registration for the 10day trip is $800 per person including overnight accommodations and meals. 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Call 849-0293 or 743-2431 PLUMBING Ernest E.Rhodes PLUMBINGLicensed CFC1427241 10700 5TH Ave,Gulf,Marathon 743-7072 STUMP GRINDING STUMP GRINDINGFree Estimates 872-9877 TIKI HUTS Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 TRANSPORTATION FL KEYS EXPRESS SHUTTLE Door to door Service Comp Wi-Fi We cover the Keys,MIA/FLL airports www.floridakeysexpressshuttle.com 305-743-7454 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 ACROSS 1Erich ___ Stroheim 4Edna Ferber book9California wine valley13Quebec peninsula 18Hawaiian hub 19Writer Rogers St. Johns 20Muezzins call to prayer 21Soft synthetic 22Humdinger 23Gen.Grants first name 24Sandwich fish 25Not likely 26Result of carolers choral overlap 30Cross swords 31Beget 32Juliette Lows org. 33Where cattle low 34Sighing phrase 35Porgys woman 36Clerk Cratchit 39Fleur ___:French emblem 42Typeesequel 43Peer Gynts mother 44Fidels brother 45More of 26 Across 51Flower of purity 52At ___:perplexed 53London farewell 54Brought down the house 55Letter from Greece 56Sault ___ Marie 57Mah-jongg piece 58Feel poorly 59More of 26 Across 68Barbara Bush,___ Pierce 69Bridge position 70Renes soul 71The Matrixhero 72Ohio rubber city 75Legal order 76Bridal path 79Stench 80More of 26 Across 84Word of woe 85Partridge mother 86Trojan hero 87Reagans attorney general 88Operated 89See 67 Down 90Commotions 91Apiece92__ the season to be...93Twice CDLI 94Raucous 99More of 26 Across 105Benefit 106Condition:suffix 107Tooth repair 108___ in the saddle 109Ride a bicycle 110Hawaiian state bird 111Clamor 112Blue dye113___ Gay:famous plane114Notable periods 115Crocs cousin 116Webmasters task, briefly DOWN 1Leonardo da ___ 2Bread spreads 3Usual condition 4Where sheeted sheiks shamble? 5Odettes opposite number 6Uncle Miltie7Now ___ me down...8Jeopardy!et al 9Invincible Mother 10Sky blue 11Gasp for breath 12Absence of pain 13Dutch cheeses 14Florences river 15Serb or Croat 16Vatican VIP17Tolkien tree warriors18Often on a cape 27Discharge 28Shakespeares ___ of Athens 29Raleighs rival34Comic Andys partner35Tacks up a hem 36Folk singer Joan 37Buckinghams river 38Ran in the laundry 39Meted out 40Creme de la creme 41Fragrant spring bloomer 42Ear:comb.form 44Kingdom 46Turning machine 47Gen.Robt.___ 48Elevator man 49FDRs dog 50Soot 56Gregg grad 57Explosive letters 58Singer Mann60Unit of marine speed61Unruffled 62Cry like a banshee 63Concerning 64Great ___ of China 65Self-employed movie exhibitor 66Bright lights 67Stuff oneself 72Slightly open 73Beverage nut 74Actress Meg 75Honing device 76Located next to 77A miss ___ good as a mile 78Writer Rohmer79DOyly Carte offerings81Massenet opera 82Spokes 83Arabian bigwig89Blanche DuBoissister90Entertains 91Ave Maria or Pater Noster 93___ phrase 94Take off 95Desist 96Whooping bird 97Sun (pref.) 98Holler99Stare open-mouthed100Rest place for Gretels witch 101Woodworking cut 102Iranian coin 103Flanders stream 104Celebes ox Observer crossword puzzle Fractured HymnsSolution in the Dec.24 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Dec.17 puzzle. Keyswide paddle marks trains arrivalFLAGLER CENTENNIALFree health fairs return to KeysWhen the holidays are over, its time to think about yourself for a change. And the first thing to do is to check on your health. What better place to do that than the Florida Keys Health Fair, entering its 41st year and presented free at four locations by the DOCS program at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. The fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at Fishermens Community Hospital at mile marker 48.5 oceanside, Marathon; the Big Pine United Methodist Church at 280 Key Deer Blvd. and the Big Pine Baptist Church at 300 Key Deer Blvd.; and Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave. Preregistration is advised because it will help speed you through the process. That takes place on Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Pine Senior Center, 380 Key Deer Blvd., behind the firehouse. You can check on all your concerns, such as bone density, blood pressure, vision and skin cancer. There will also be breast exams, Pap smears, male genital and rectal exams, HIVtesting, neurological screenings, mentalhealth screenings, vaccines, blood-glucose tests and smoking cessation advice. The only screening for which theres a charge $5 is for blood cholesterol. For the blood glucose and cholesterol test, do not eat or drink anything but water for eight hours prior to the test. UM DOCS was formed in 2000. It provides doctors and medical students for the fair. For more information, call (305) 243-4898 or go to www.umdocs.org .TO YOUR HEALTH


KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,December 21,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A POSITIONS OPEN FOR MANAGER AND ASSISTANT MANAGER IN THE MIDDLE AND LOWER KEYSWould prefer retail experience. We will train. Please send resume to 305-885-5451 or email to Sandy: smccarthy@tomthumbfl.com A A A A A A LOGO Dummy121 Error: 1 Dummy1219-17:10:44 2 x 1.0 (14.6667) Dummy Dummy A A A d / 5648700 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.10-CA931P FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JUANN.SERRALLES,ETAL., Defendants. FISERVISS&CO.,TRUSTEE FBOHARVEYSCHWARTZ IRA, Crossclaimant, vs. JUANN.SERRALLES, asingleman, Crossdefendant. NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderofFinal JudgmentofForeclosuredated June16,2011inCaseNo. 10-CA931PoftheCircuit CourtoftheSixteenthJudicial CircuitinandforMonroe County,Floridawherein FISERVISS&CO.,TRUSTEE FBOHARVEYSCHWARTZ IRAisDefendant/Crossplaintiff andJUANN.SERRALLES,is Defendant/Crossdefendant,I willselltothehighestandbest bidderforcashonthe CourthouseSteps,Monroe CountyCourthouse,500 WhiteheadStreet,KeyWest, Floridaat11:00oclockA.M.on the13thdayofJanuary,2012, thefollowingdescribed propertyassetforthinsaid OrderorFinalJudgment, to-wit: LotB,BermudaShores, amendedPlataccordingtothe platthereof,asrecordedinPlat Book7,Page11ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida A /k/A776MichaelDrive,Key Largo,FL33037 andtheMobileHomeTitle Number66178390and Identification7593 aMobileHomeTitleNumber 66178389andIdentification Number7593B DATEDatPlantation,Florida, this8dayofDecember,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerk,CircuitCourtMonroe County,Florida by:JenniferSettoon A sDeputyClerk JoanM.Schwartz,Esquire A ttorneyforCrossplaintiff 9341S.W.102ndStreet Miami,Florida33176 (305)598-9619 PublishDecember21,28,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5718400 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.11-CP-60M Division INRE:ESTATEOF JOANP.ROACHA/K/AJOAN PATRICIAROACH Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJOANP.ROACHa/k/a JOANPATRICIAROACH, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJune28,2011,ispending intheCircuitCourtfor MONROECounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddress ofwhichis3117Overseas Highway,Marathon,Florida 33050.Thenamesand addressesofthepersonal 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 thisnoticeisDecember21, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: EDWARDD.ROACH,SR 108West10thAvenue NorthWildwood,NewJersey 08260 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: STUARTG.REINFELD,ESQ. A ttorneyforEDWARDD. ROACH,SR FloridaBarNumber:710253 7797NorthUniversityDrive Suite206 Tamarac,Florida33321 Telephone:(954)720-5678 Fax:(954)720-9445 E-Mail:sreinfeldbellsouth.net PublishDecember21,28,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5726700 NOTICEOFINTENTIONTO CONSIDERADOPTIONOF COUNTYORDINANCE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOWHOMITMAYCONCERN thaton January18,2012at 3:00P.M.,orassoon thereafterasmaybeheard, attheHarveyGovernment Center,1200Truman Avenue,KeyWest,Monroe County,Florida, theBoardof CountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida, intendstoconsiderthe adoptionofthefollowing Countyordinance: ANORDINANCEOFTHE BOARDOFCOUNTY COMMISSIONERSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDAAMENDING SECTION18-64,MONROE COUNTYCODE,AMENDING THEFUNDINGAND SERVICESOURCEFORTHE BOARDOFPARKSAND RECREATION;PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY; PROVIDINGFORTHE REPEALOFALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENTHEREWITH; PROVIDINGFOR INCORPORATIONINTOTHE MONROECOUNTYCODEOF ORDINANCES;PROVIDING FORANEFFECTIVEDATE. PursuanttoSection286.0105, FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiven thatifapersondecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatsuch hearingsormeetings,hewill needarecordofthe proceedings,andthat,forsuch purpose,hemayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecord oftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceupon whichtheappealistobe based. ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisability whoneedsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthis proceeding,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,no laterthanfive(5)calendar dayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call 711 DatedatKeyWest,Florida,this 15thdayofDecember,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE, ClerkoftheCircuitCourtandex officioClerkoftheBoardof CountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida (SEAL) PublishDecember21,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5772800 TelecommunicationFacility T-MobileUSA,Inc.proposesto upgradetelecommunications equipmentonabuilding locatedat430DuvalStreetin KeyWest,MonroeCounty, Florida.Existingantennaswill bereplacedwithnewer antennasontherooftopand penthouseofthebuilding. A A A dditionally,associated telecommunications equipmentwillbeplacedwithin adesignatedcompoundonthe roofofthebuilding.In accordancewithregulations implementingSection106of theNationalHistoric PreservationAct,T-Mobile herebysolicitspubliccomment concerningitsproposal.In orderforyourcommentsto receivefullandtimely considerationtheyshouldbe receivedattheaddressbelow within30daysofthedateofthis notice: StephenHiggins, ProjectManager EnvironmentalCompliance Services,Inc. 421HobbsStreet Tampa,Florida33619 shigginsecsconsult.com PublishDecember21,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5787300 NOTICEOFSALE FEDERALLIENCORP. will sellatPublicSaleatAuction thefollowingvesselstosatisfy lienpursuanttoChapter328.17 oftheFloridaStatutesonJan5, 2012at10A.M. Lot / :B283211981SMITH; Reg / FL4238KA;HullID / PRT450050181;Locatedat:A Boat4Fun,Inc.,97951 OverseasHwy,POBox 370888,KeyLargo,FL33037 (305)852-2025;Owner:A NATURESSANCTUARY, INC.,88005OVERSEASHWY / 152,ISLAMORADA,FL 33036;Customer:SAMEAS REGISTEREDOWNER; Lienholder:NONE;Lien A mount:$10,543.00 A nyperson(s)claimingany interest(s)intheabovevessels contact: FEDERALLIEN CORP.(954)384-7171 25%BuyersPremium *ALL AUCTIONSAREHELDWITH RESERVE* LIC / AB0000288 PublishDecember21,28,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5793600 INVITATIONTONEGOTIATE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thattheMonroeCountySchool Districtwillreceivebidsforthe following: ITNNo.505 KEYLARGOSCHOOL MUNICIPALSEWER CONNECTIONPROJECT A A MUNICIPALSEWER CONNECTIONPROJECT Biddocumentsmaybe requestedfromDemandStar bycalling1-800-711-1712or bygoingtothewebsite www.demandstar.comorby goingto www.keysschools.comThe publicrecorddocumentis availableatthePurchasing Department,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040. PRE-BIDCONFERENCE: MANDATORY Apre-bidconferencewillbe heldatKeyLargoSchool: 104801OverseasHwy,Key LargoFL,33037onJanuary 17that9:00am.ALL PROSPECTIVEBIDDERS ARETOMEETINTHEMAIN OFFICEPRIORTO9:00AM. ANYPROSPECTIVEBIDDER NOTINATTENDANCEAT THESTARTOFTHE MEETINGWILLBE EXCLUDEDFROMTHE BIDDINGPROCESS. A llbidsmustbereceivedonor before 2PMTuesday, JANUARY31ST,2012 specifiedinthebiddocuments. TheMonroeCountySchool Districtreservestheright,atits solediscretion,toacceptor rejectanyandallbidsandto waiveinformalitiesor irregularitieswhenitisinthe bestinterestoftheBoardtodo so. MonroeCountySchoolDistrict PurchasingDepartment PublishDecember21,24,28, 31,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.5790500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2011-DR-289-M JacyntheRichmond, Petitioner and KristopherRichmond, Respondent. NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE TO:KristopherRichmond 18thJeffersonSt. Rockland,Maine04841 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst A A YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton JacyntheRichmond whose addressis 123274thSt., Marathon,FL33050 onor before January27th,2012, andfiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthisCourtat 3117 OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050 before serviceonPetitoneror immediatelythereafter. Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe petition. Copiesofallcourt documentsinthiscase, includingorders,are availableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.You mayreviewthesedocuments uponrequest. Y oumustkeeptheClerkof theCircuitCourtsoffice notifiedofyourcurrent address.(YoumayfileNotice ofCurrentAddress,Florida SupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.) Futurepapersinthislawsuit willbemailedtotheaddress onrecordattheclerks office. WARNING:Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresult insanctions,including dismissalorstrikingof pleadings. Dated:December15,2011. CLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk PublishDecember21,28, 2011;January4,11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter www.keysnet.com KEYSNET.COM


Wednesday,December 21,2011 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 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. 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. A A A A A A A A bbtn frbfbfbtfb Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice ofthe Florida Keys, Inc.Licensed to Serve the Keys Since 1984 Come work in our AIR CONDITIONED KITCHEN A B A S S P R O S H O P S A F F I L I A T E NOW INTERVIEWING FOR: Flexible Schedules (AM/PM Available), Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K, & Holidays)Apply @ Restaurant Administrative Office 81532 Overseas Hwy., MM 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, Fl 33036 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace Line Cook Expeditor Wholesale Fish Cutter A A 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: 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 A A Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 A A A d / 5787900 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousnameofBuilding SolutionsOfTheKeys,Inc. locatedatUnit / 57AvenueI,in theCountyofMonroe,inthe CityofMarathon,Florida33050 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. BeaconConstruction OfTheKeys,Inc. PublishDecember21,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A EXP.LANDSCAPER NEEDED forUpper Keyscompany.Mustbe reliable&abletowork M-F.Call305-451-5586 HOUSEKEEPER NeededforresortinMarathon. 35-40hrs/wk.Mustspeak someEnglish.Call743-5246or applyinperson,7050O/SHwy. MARINEELECTRONIC TECHNICIANSHELPER F/T.Applyinperson,Seamark Electronics,2994Overseas Hwy,Marathon. MOBILEMECHANIC,FLEET MANAGEMENT,KEYWEST $37,988.28-$45,584.68/40 hpw.Vocationalortechnical trainingbeyondhighschool req.,3-5yrs.Exp.Random D.O.T.drugtesting.E.O.E. Deadline-openuntilfilled; 292-4557; hrmonroecounty-fl.gov A A ROUGHCARPENTER& SKILLEDLABORER WANTED -Forcommercial projectinNEMarathon.F/T. MusthavevalidD/L&reliable trans.Drugfreeworkplc.EEO. CallPat,305-872-2200ext.21 A A SALESASSISTANT requiredforabusyRetail Store : clothing,fancygoods, marinasales,coffeeshop,etc. A pplyinpersonattheTarpon CreekMarina,locatedbehind theHolidayInnExpress,Marathon,between7am-5pm. A A TAXIDRIVERS neededforMarathontaxi service.Musthaveneat appearanceandreliable. Bilingualaplus.305-896-3507 VeterinaryTechnician needed,compassionateanimal loverwithgoodpeopleskills neededforbusypracticein Marathon.Fulltime,mustbe abletoworkeveningsand weekends.Experience preferred.Goodwagesand benefits.CallMarathon VeterinaryHospitalat 305-743-7099. A A ALTUSHOMEHEALTH,LLC ISNOWHIRING... Physical,Occupational& SpeechTherapists,Nurses (RNs&LPNs)CNAs,HHAs, forHomeHealthCare Services,coveringtheKeys. Weoffercompetitivepay. 305-247-4995,visit: www.altushhs.com LIVEINCOMPANION for93yr womaninKCB.Fri8pm-Mon 8pm (24hrs) .Includesmeds, housekpng,mealsetc.Fluent English.Dec23toMay10. ResumePatricialinkline.com Cell310-403-6147,800-2075512.InterviewingDec21&22 A A GRACEJONESDAYCARE lookingforaqualifiedteacher C.D.A./45statehours.AlsoP/T teacher,3-6pm.Mustbe18 andlovechildren. 743-6064 SRADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,AIRPORT,KEY WEST $37,988.28$45,584.68/40hpw.High schooldiplomaorG.E.D.,3-5 yrs.Exp.;E.O.E.Deadline12/26/11;292-4557; hrmonroecounty-fl.gov A A Concierge/MarkgRepHammocksMM48.Rare opptyduetopromotions. Localsonly.Filloutappatfront desk.Hourly Comm$$. EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPersonFrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. IMMEDIATEHIRINGBreakfastcookBreakfastserversDinnerfoodrunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforinterview. SERVERS Experienced&Reliableonly! Pleaseapplyinperson, Herbies,6350O/SHwy,Mrthn. Goaroundbackatoffice. SERVERS F/T,P/T,daysandevenings. Pleaseapplyduringbusiness hours, KeyColonyInn, KeyColonyBeach. A A Smallresortinneedof dependable,outgoing individualforafrontdesk position. Musthavebasic computerskills,goodphone voiceandabletofunctionin highspeedenvironment. Pleasecallbetween9am-5pm, 305-664-5130,LongKey. WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiring:ServersLineCooksBar BackBusserFoodRunner. A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A LookingforaLocal Business? Alsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! PaintingandDrywallRepair, nojobtosmall.30yearsexp. Fl.Lic. / CBC1258504. Insured,305-731-4986 j onesscott32gmail.com A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A ANTIQUEDIVINGHELMUT 1944U.S.NavyMarkVdiving helmut.Excellentcondition! A llmatchingserialnumbers. $6500.305-453-6435 A A ABIGWEDNESDAYONLY Treasures&TrashSale.Rain orshine.7:30-3:00pm.New& usedstuffforall.419Sombrero BeachRoad.Plezbethere! HUGEYARDSALE! Power/Handtools,Boys clothes,size12 ,toys,books, palmtrees,landscapemisc., 30yrs.ofMisc.treasures,oil paintings.Fri.12/238-5&Sat. 12/24,8-12.206WestIndies Rd,HarryHarrisSub. A A FREECERAMICS,30molds, greenware,bisque. Mustpick up,25092ndSt.,Marathon. Pleasecallfirst.743-5065 PIANO YAMAHA,MODEL P22.Darkoak,upright, excellentcondition!Great Christmasgift. $2500.Buyer mustmove.305-394-0873 PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506


KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,December 21,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Dummy1219-17:23:48 5 x 9.5 (134.118) Dummy Dummy A A A A A A A A A A A A AffordableWaterfront1/1 Furnishedmanufactured home.MM63,Oceanside. 45dock.$1500.305-872-2750 BIGTORCHKEY,MM25 Seasonalfurnished,orlong termunfurn.2/2.Deepwater dock.$dependsonterms. 305-457-9804 CONCHKEY,MM63 .1br,1ba, kitchen,livingroom.Fullyfurn. Directyontheopenbaywith boatslip. Mustsee.F/L/S. $1,200/mo.743-3478 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 MM107 2/2Unfurnished.HOpark. $1100/mth.$500sec.dep. Waterincl. 305-394-1150 MM97-Oceanside,2BR/2BA 32OceanDr.intheHarborage. Pool,boatramp,clubhouse. Yearlyleaseavail.oramin.of6 mths.seasonal.305-451-1241 3BR/3BALUXURYPOOL HOME oncanal.MM98, oceanside.Nopets, Nosmoking.F/L/S. Call786-663-8057 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 3BR/2BAGORGEOUSBAY VIEW. KeyLargoVillage.2 marinas&privatebeach.Furn. A llUtil.incl.Avail.monthlyDec -Apr.CallDino,954-647-2576 A A AbeautifulMarathon efficiency. Fullbath,alltile, A /C,Inclallutil:cable,WIFI, W/D.$750/mo 1mo.rent. A vailnow.617-905-8742 AMOVEINNOWfrom$250 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 KEYCOLONYBEACH2/2 duplex onBonefishBay,with 40fingerdock,unfurn,W/D, D.W,$1350 util.F/L/S.Call Ernie,508-340-1957 KEYCOLONYBEACH 1BR,1BA,onstilts,canalview. A /C,W/D,storage. F/L/S.$875/mo. 440-477-7203 KEYLARGOMM102 -2BR, 2BA,unfurn,upstairsaptin2 familyhome,$1125/mo. ALSO furnefficiency,$600/mo.F/L/S utilforboth.305-304-0541 MARATHON1BR,1BA, at937107thSt.Unfurnished, nicearea.$950/mo., util. F/L/S.Avail2/1/12.Call305743-9644forappt,M-F,9-5. MARATHO N-1BR Efficiency.OceanView! Boat dock,privateentrance.No smkg,nopets.$900/mo includesutilities.219-405-2313 MARATHONEFFICIENCY A /C,newlypainted.Shared laundryroom.AvailNow. $750/mo.F/L/S.305-923-3855 MARATHONEFFICIENCY Waterfront, 1BRapt.includes electric,water,cable&private W/D.Nopets.$1000/mo., F/L/S.Call(305)684-2190 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 MM101BAYSIDE1/1ON CANAL, niceviewofcanal. $850/mo.allutilitiesincluded, alsoW/D.Call305-303-9889or 786-488-7399. 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