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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .3BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JANUARY 7,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.2 25 CENTS The 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first train to Key West is Jan.22.In our special section today,we look back at that historic day and its significance still. Session opens on TuesdayAny issues specific to the Florida Keys likely must take a back seat in the Florida Legislature session that opens Tuesday in Tallahassee.Redistricting, gambling and the state budget are the big three items, state Rep. Ron Saunders (D-Key West) said after arriving in Tallahassee on Friday. All of those affect Monroe County, of course, but not any more than everybody else. The session begins two months early in 2012 so lawmakers can finish work on the statewide election redistricting plan required after every national census. The session is scheduled to finish March 9, about the time the 60-day session normally commences. The big question in redistricting is whether Monroe County will keep Ileana RosLehtinen [as its congresswoman] or whether well be moved into somebody elses district, Saunders said.The Florida Senates proposed redistricting would keep the Keys with RosLehtinen, but the Florida House plan could move the county into U.S. Rep. David Riveras congressional district. Ros-Lehtinen has said shed prefer the Keys remain in her district. I really have not gotten a good indication whats going to happen, Saunders said. Committees are meeting Monday and Tuesday so we may know more then. Well have to wait and see. Since a redistricting plan must be approved in time to plan for 2012 elections, that is expected to be the main priority in the sessions opening weeks. Monroe Countys two state legislative seats SaundersHouse District 120 and Senate District 39 now held by Democrat Larcenia Bullard of Miami are not expected to change significantly, Saunders said. Gov. Rick Scott will make the annual state of the state address Tuesday morning. Saunders, as House Democratic Party leader, will deliver the partys response. I dont know what Ill be saying because I dont have anything to respond to yet, he said. In December, Scott issued his proposed $66.4 billion budget. It calls for $1 billion more in education spendingDont expect Keys-specific issues to get major play in TallahasseeSTATE LEGISLATUREBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgDRIVING THE BASKETIsland Christian School guard Shaka Smith (in red and white),a seventh-grader,gets bumped in mid-air but makes the layup and foul shot during his 17-point game in Thursdays 56-52 loss to Redland Christian. Story, 1BKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW FEMA: No negotiation on inspectionsNo wiggle room, the Federal Emergency Management Agency told Monroe County on Friday. Come this Thursday, the county will be formally notified its on probation in FEMAs National Flood Insurance Program as of May 10 putting more than 5,000 property owners at risk just three weeks before the start of hurricane season.Thats the result of a Friday afternoon conference call between county and FEMA officials a session apparently brought about through the intervention of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.In 1990, three environmental groups sued FEMA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming that allowing flood insurance in endangered-species habitat violates the Endangered Species Act. The feds and three groups settled in 2010. The main component of that settlement: FEMAhas mandated that Monroe County be responsible for determining if vacant parcels in the Keys are in endangered-species habitat. If any are, those would be deemed unbuildable and the county could be on the hook for the lands market value if the owners sued claiming their land was taken through regulation. County officials say the overall price tag could beCounty lawsuit against agency is imminentBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFLOOD INSURANCE MARATHON4 chief hopefuls visit on TuesdayMarathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt will let his bosses and the public have a crack Tuesday evening at his top four candidates for the vacant Marathon Fire Rescue chief position.Hernstadt told the Keynoter the decision on whom to hire is his alone, but he wants the City Council and residents to have a chance to ask them questions first.I just think its important to get as much input as possible, and that includes the councils reaction to the candidates as well as anyone in the public who comes to listen, he said. Being an applicant puts you under pressure and Id like to see how they do. If theyre selected, theyll be called on to do that from time to time.The city received 93 applications to replace William Wagner, whos Islamoradas fire chief. Marathon shared him for three years before cutting ties on Sept. 30.The four finalists are from Florida and have wide-ranging experience in fire rescue. Each of them brought one or more unique qualities that attracted me to them through their resumes or interviews. They also represent a cross range of cities theyve worked for, from large to small, Hernstadt said, adding he expects to select a chief by Jan. 16.Following are the finalists:William Amador of Tequesta in Palm BeachFollowing that, Hernstadt to make decisionBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comDetails emerge in fatal capsizingAs winds increased the seas at Molasses Reef, water poured over the transom of a Key Largo dive boat Dec. 18.Water was down-flooding into the hull through exposed hatches at the stern of the Get Wet said Lt. Jeff Fry, senior investigating officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. When the boat started to move, water moved toward the stern and apparently caused the Get Wet to sink quickly, stern-first. The exposed hatches combined with weather conditions allowed the vessel to take on a lot of water very fast, Fry said.Aimee Rhoads, 36, a mental-health counselor fromDuo wasnt trapped below deckTRAGEDY AT MOLASSES REEF The Get Wetis salvaged following its capsizing.Final investigation into the fatal event could take months.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Session,2ASee FEMA,3ASee Chief,3ASee Capsize,2A The Flagler centennial 7 Days toJanuary 14th FREEBayview Park Where working is a pleasureKeys native Tim Maloney takes over management of all Publix stores in south Miami-Dade and the Keys. Story, 5ALady Eagles winThe Island Christian School soccer squad rolls over Calusa Prep, 8-0.Story, 1B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,January 7,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.7562 SUN.7767 MON.7869 TUES.7970 Forecast: Expect mostly sunny skies through the weekend. 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. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to conflicting information provided,a Wednesday story about an injured snorkeler (who has since died;story,?A) contained erroneous information.Starfish Snorkeling did not leave Vinayak Devasthali,28,at Sombrero Light on Jan.1.Capt.Tabby Dean says all 48 customers were in the water,and the boat was hooked to a mooring ball,when Devasthali fell unconscious and was pulled from the water by crew from another boat.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSThousands lose power on FridayThe approximately 29,000 account holders at Keys Energy Services, as well as numerous Florida Keys Electric Cooperative members in the Middle Keys, lost power Friday afternoon due to what Keys Energy said was a problem on the end the Electric Cooperative.The power went out about 1:20 p.m. and came back on about 15 minutes later. Keys Energy supplies electricity from the Seven Mile Bridge south. From the bridge to the Miami-Dade County line, its the Electric Cooperative. Keys Energy says the outage occurred when FKEC was performing breaker testing on their transmission system. 30725 S. Dixie Hwy. Homestead, FL 33033 Tony Albanes (305) email@example.comCracencio Rivera Jr.(786) firstname.lastname@example.org FOR A LIMITED TIME GET $1000 OFF!ANY NEW OR USED VEHICLE BRING IN A COPY OF THIS AD AND SEE YOUR HOMETOWN GUYSWE DELIVER YOUR NEW AND PICKUP YOUR OLD CAR! Ultimate Dental Care,Inc.WINTER SPECIALS MEDICAIDWILL NOWP A Y FORDENTURES & PARTIALSWE NOW ACCEPT: ALL HMO'S, NETWORK PPO'S, MEDICAID, HEALTHY KIDS, MCNA DENTAL, DISCOUNT PLANS Bonding (white fillings) From $95 $145 Crowns d2750 $600 Veneers d2962 $575 Root Canal Treatment d3310 $650 d3320 $800 d3330 $950 Gum Treatment Deep Scaling $125 /quadrant Simple Extraction d7140 $95 Complete Dentures Upper & Lower d5110 & d5120 $650 ea. 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MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 JANLAWLISSMEMORIAL MONDAYJANUARY9th 11:00amatSanPablo Church,MM53inMarathon. A ScholarshipFundhasbeen openedJanLawliss ScholarshipFundtoaidart studentsintheFloridaKeys. Therewillbearaffleofoneof herpaintings,plusotheritems, March4that5pmatKey ColonyBeachDays. A AWacoN64JEWhenweloseablessed lovedone,weallgrieve. Shewasathingofbeauty thatmademanymemoriesand gracesthecenterfoldsofthose whoaspiretofly.Shecaressed andprotectedover30,000 peopleshewasprivilegedto fly.Athingofsuchbeautyand gracedoesnotdeservesuch anundignifiedending.My manythankstothelocal communityforallthecalls,best wishesandsupport.N64JE wasblessedandwillbemissed bymany,sheprotectedall. Manyconsiderationsmustbe madeaftersuchan occurrence,wemaybeback, maybenot.Shewillgracethe skiesagainwithmanyhoursof TLCandanewlover.Forthose whohaveexperiencedher,you understand-thosewhohavent wont. Ifanyoneneedsagift certificaterefund,pleasecall 305-395-1117. ThankYou, PaulGoodwin AAWacoN64JEWhenweloseablessed lovedone,weallgrieve. Shewasathingofbeauty thatmademanymemoriesand gracesthecenterfoldsofthose whoaspiretofly.Shecaressed andprotectedover30,000 peopleshewasprivilegedto fly.Athingofsuchbeautyand gracedoesnotdeservesuch anundignifiedending.My manythankstothelocal communityforallthecalls,best wishesandsupport.N64JE wasblessedandwillbemissed bymany,sheprotectedall. Manyconsiderationsmustbe madeaftersuchan occurrence,wemaybeback, maybenot.Shewillgracethe skiesagainwithmanyhoursof TLCandanewlover.Forthose whohaveexperiencedher,you understand-thosewhohavent wont. Ifanyoneneedsagift certificaterefund,pleasecall 305-395-1117. ThankYou, PaulGoodwin Federal Way, Wash., died after being trapped beneath a hard deck cover in a forward area of the 25-foot boat. She was on her first scuba-diving trip.Another passenger, Amit Rampurkarl, 27, of New York remained hospitalized in Miami this week, Fry said. Four other passengers and the crew escaped with minor or no injuries. Boat captain John Nathaniel was able to retrieve both Rhoads and Rampurkarl from the forward section, where they had been trapped by the deck cover. Alarge enginehatch cover fitted with bench seats moved toward the bow as the water swamped the stern, further preventing escape. Contrary to some reports, the passengers were not below deck in the bow cabin, Fry said, and the hatch did not flip. Investigation by the Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission into the fatal sinking will continue for several months. There are a lot of people involved and well try to talk to every one, Fry said. Were looking at every aspect of it, so its going to be a lengthy process. Fry said he has not yet been able to take a statement from the hospitalized Rampurkarl. No criminal or civil charges have been filed. Well make a determination of what happened and consider if there are things that could have been done to prevent it, Fry said. The Coast Guard has removed the bilge pump from the Get Wet to see if it was working. We have not done that testing yet, Fry said. Even if the pump was working, it probably would not have removed that much water. The exposed hatches could mean hatches were closed but not sealed to be watertight, boating professionals said. The Get Wet operated from the Key Largo Scuba Shack, which opened in a bayside motel near mile marker 97.7 in mid-2010. It will be closed until further notice, the business website says. Aimee Rhoads is survived by her husband, Pat, and daughter Rowan, age 3. She will be missed by many, Pat Rhoads said in an online post at www .ScubaBoard.com Aimee was a counselor-therapist with a nonprofit organization and used her job as a way to reach out and help people in need, Rhoads said. I cant even begin to tell all of you what an incredible wife, daughter and sister Aimee was to me and her family. At her memorial [Dec. 28], I spoke to so many of her clients and friends who shared with me what a huge difference Aimee had made in their lives, and what a huge hole her loss leaves. I know how they feel. Aimee Rhoads took a morning classic in scuba basics at the Jacobs Aquatic Center before going out to Molasses Reef on an afternoon Discovery Dive program with an instructor. Ever since Aimee and I got married [in 2006], shed expressed an interest in scuba diving, Pat Rhoads said. This trip was to provide her that chance to do so.Hatches were an issueFrom Capsize,1A statewide, and $40 million for Everglades restoration. Saunders praised the governors suggestion to restore spending cuts made last year, but added, I am concerned about some of the governors recommendations, including what could be potentially harmful cuts to social services and health-care programs for Floridians. The Legislature is not required to follow the governors budget recommendations. We will be watching the state budget, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi said Friday. About 15 percent of the countys budget a good chunk is supported by the state budget. We want to make sure we dont have any unfunded mandates, which is always a concern, Gastesi said. Youve got watch if any tax revenues are shifted or lowered without our knowledge or without compensation. Acounty bid to secure $200 million in sewer funding has long been on the table. Right now it doesnt look good, Gastesi said, but were working on it. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com /News .Session startsFrom Session,1ASnorkelerdiesAMassachusetts man who fell unconscious while snorkeling at Sombrero Reef off Marathon on Jan. 1 died two days later. Vinayak Devasthali, 28, of Norwood, Mass. was being treated at Kendall Regional Medical Center when he died Tuesday, the Sheriffs Office said. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiners Office performed an autopsy but a cause of death is pending test results.The death appears to be accidental in nature, said Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.Devasthali was among a large group of visitors snorkeling off the Starfish a Marathon-based commercial reef boat. Crew aboard another Marathon dive boat, Spirit, spotted Devasthali floating on the ocean surface over Sombrero Reef, about six miles offshore. The crew brought him aboard the Spirit and began rescue efforts while the U.S. Coast Guard responded. Devasthali reportedly regained consciousness at Fishermens Community Hospital before being airlifted to Kendall.Contrary to earlier reports, the captain of the Starfish said this week that Devasthali was not left behind at the reef. The dive boat was still tied to a Sombrero Reef mooring ball with snorkelers in the water when Devasthali was recovered by the Spirit crew.OVERLINEKeynoter Staff RHOADES
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Membership Benefits: Access to beach and pools Lounge Chairs and Towels Food & Beverage Discounts Merchant Discounts Members only room rates Call Christy at 305-433-9935 for details!!! Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,American Dental AssociationBig Pine Key, FL 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.comVeneers can mask defects and give you a brilliant smile. *Subject to credit approval. Offer valid on auto loans only and expires February 15, 2012. Renance of existing KFCU loans not eligible. *One lucky winner will be chosen at our Grand Opening on February 25th. Any auto loan nanced with Keys Federal Credit Union, new, used or renanced from another institution from January 3rdthrough February 15th, is eligible to win.Apply Now! Call 305-293-6000Toll Free: 800-805-7535Online www.KeysFCU.org Or stop in any branch to apply County. Amador has been a firefighter since 1992 and was with the Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department from May 1994 through January 2011.Gregory Hoggatt of Winter Garden. Hoggatt has held numerous positions within the Orlando Fire Department since 1995 and is now a deputy chief/paramedic.John Johnson of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County. Johnson has been a firefighter since 1981 and held numerous positions with the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Department since 1988. Hes been a deputy chief since 2005.Derryl ONeal of Minneola, just west of Orlando. ONeal has been in fire rescue since 1981, including stints as chief at three Florida departments (Charlotte County, Madeira Beach and Minneola). Tuesdays council meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center. Candidates are slated to speak starting at 6.All have experienceFrom Chief,1A $65 million or more. County officials have said having to be responsible for the FEMAinspections would cost $400,000 annually in staff time on top of whatever possible takings cases might arise. They also contend that since they werent party to the 1990 lawsuit, they shouldnt have to be responsible for its settlement.As soon as Thursdays letter arrives stating probation in the insurance program starts on May 10, Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger plans to sue FEMA and Fish and Wildlife in Washington, D.C., where the agencies are headquartered. He said it would allege FEMAs settlement violates a number of federal laws including the Endangered Species Act and Administrative Procedures Act.They said they cant give us any extension, County Administrator Roman Gastesi said of Fridays teleconference. Were still monitoring the situation and we stand ready to assist Monroe County, said Nelson spokesman Bryan Gulley.Ros-Lehtinen sent a Dec. 7 letter to FEMAAdministrator Craig Fugate urging the agency to negotiate with county officials. And in a Dec. 27 e-mail to several county officials, Monroe lobbyist Carl Chidlow says Nelsons office was told FEMAwould contact the county.It was disappointing, Shillinger said. We fully expect a letter from them in the near future.FEMAstands firmFrom FEMA,1A Search to start to replace SchollNow that City Manager Jim Scholl has announced he wont seek a contract extension, the Key West City Commission is gearing up to conduct a search to identify a successor. Scholl, hired for the $180,000 annual post in September 2007, made the announcement Tuesday night at a commission meeting; his contract is good until July. In putting his bosses on notice, Scholl didnt go into specifics of why he was making his decision or what his future plans involve; he didnt return messages for comment and was unavailable Friday, according to his office assistant. Over the holidays, he told the commission, I had some family issues come up and its time to look at other priorities and do some other things. Ill work every day through the duration of the contract but I needed everybody to be aware of that.He said he wanted to give several months notice to allow ample time for a formal search and interview process.Commissioner Jimmy Weekley said hed like to see a robust search involving both internal and external candidates, and that those given serious consideration should have at least five years experience in municipal government.Commissioner Tony Yaniz, as he often does, expressed his views on Facebook: I just want to make sure that the person that is chosen recognizes the special dynamics of our island and is someone that can relate to the issues, programs and challenges which we face.Scholl, an Ohio native, replaced 11-year City Manager Julio Avael after serving three years as commanding officer of Naval Air Station Key West. Commissioner Mark Rossi, who took part in the search process that resulted in Scholl being hired, called the process exhaustive. I think we need to get started as soon as possible on a search committee, he said. It does take a long time. Weekley said he envisions a staff committee reviewing the initial pool of applicants, then recommending a short list to the City Commission for consideration. Scholl has an undergraduate degree in zoology from Miami University of Ohio and a masters from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com KEY WEST Murray plans unorthodoxcampaignAlthough its looking like there will be a healthy field of candidates vying to replace Duncan Mathewson on the Monroe County School Board, the latest announced candidate promised this week that his campaign would be unorthodox. Big Pine Key resident Larry Murray on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the District 3 Monroe County School Board seat held by Mathewson, who hasnt committed to seek a third four-year term and last month declined to reappoint Murray to a second two-year stint on the School Districts advisory Audit and Finance Committee. During his time on the committee, Murray was criticized for his abrasive manner but proved a driving force behind a number of significant audit findings. Just after filing, Murray said his campaign would stand out and offered up a potential slogan: If you want a School Board that keeps doing what its doing, dont vote for me. Murray, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. in American economic history and went on to teach there and at St. Johns University. Murray has criticized the School Boards position on a Jan. 31 referendum that will ask voters to allow the district to move from the capital fund to the operating fund money raised through a half-mill (thats 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value) tax; projections indicate the levy would raise $9.8 million, which the district badly needs, in the fiscal year that starts July 1. If approved, the money shift would be good for four years. He rejected the boards position that the shift would be tax-neutral and said that if the referendum fails, the capital millage could be raised to a full $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value to offset the lack of the added operating revenue. If that happens, the capital money would be put toward things that could reduce personnel expenses, such as increased reliance on technology. Theyre in such a rush to get this referendum passed that theyre seemingly willing to tell people what they want to hear. Just tell the truth about it. Do you really want a School Board thats looking for ways to spend money? he asked. The only other filed candidate is retired attorney Mark Peterson of Big Pine Key, who last month put $50,000 in his campaign account. Michael Cunningham of Ramrod Key, executive director of the Marathonbased Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, has expressed his intent to run. So has Dan Dombroski, the longtime executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Key West.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYBig Pine Key resident Larry Murray fills out paperwork Wednesday to run for the District 3 seat on the School Board.
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Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVES Mrs.William Warren breaks ground in 1935 at what would become the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden on College Road on Stock Island.Its creation was the work of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, a New Deal program created in 1933 to put to work the needy and unemployed.The Relief Administration would be replaced by the Works Progress Administration,which had the same goal.At the time,the garden was 55 acres;today its 15,with eight of them open to the public.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALOur schools show were succeedingLETTERS TO THE EDITORMobile vendors OKAn ordinance submitted by the Marathon city planner to the city Planning Commission states a vendor can conduct business for a maximum of two hours on any one site in 24 hours. This ordinance will be voted on by the Marathon City Council on Jan. 10.On the citys home page, it advertises as a progressive ... community ... with a city governments commitment to ... improve our quality of life, and expand our local economy. We ... will work hard to help all attain their goals.Why does the city planner ordinance feel this is necessary? According to the state website, there are four mobile food dispensing vehicles active state licenses in Marathon. One is listed as the Aqua Ranch on Grassy Key, and another is owned by the Island Restaurant.Of the other two, one is basically a sign behind a chain link fence as a barbecue trailer advertising Porkys. The other has not been given permission to operate in the city for some unknown reason.The mobile food trucks that service construction sites will not be on a site for more than 20 minutes and then they move on. If they do not have a license to operate in the city, code enforcement can enforce the laws and collect tax revenue by having them apply for a permit.If they have a permit, choose to operate outdoors all day and with permission from the property owner, why should the city restrict their hours of operation? Code Enforcement can document problems if they occur and fine the scofflaw. The mobile vendors generate business for the city from local clientele that would not normally frequent a sitdown, brick-and-mortar establishment. Our town was incorporated to help small businesses thrive, not hinder or drive them out of existence. If Code Enforcement is following up on the ordinances that are in place, there should not be proliferation. So why do we need more government restrictions? Steve Ferrise MarathonMonroe County among the states best when it comes to students achieving in the classroomAll good things come to he who waits. Even if thats an old saw, it proved to be true for Monroe County schools this week as the state released long-delayed report cards on Florida high schools. Monroe County, for the sixth year in a row, achieved A status under the states grading formula, which scores such things as meeting higher standards in math, reading and science, as well as measuring graduation rates, progress for the lowest-performing students and how well students performed on standardized tests. Overall, Monroe high schools ranked in the top tier among Floridas 67 districts, along with Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Martin and Broward counties. Education experts say a significant increase in the number of Florida high school students taking accelerated college-prep courses and dual enrollment classes helped boost overall test scores. The correlation between more challenging curriculum offerings and performance on college entrance exams is an important finding and something school boards need to keep in mind, especially as belt tightening continues. This year, for the first time, Florida students also took a more rigorous exam dubbed FCAT2.0. FCATstands for Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and was introduced when Jeb Bush was governor in 1998. Jebs brother, President George W. Bush, introduced No Child Left Behind in 2001. That ties federal education funding to measurable progress against standards set by each state. And President Obama has introduced an even more ambitious federal education policy, focused on improving teacher effectiveness, better assessment tools, and improved student learning in Americas lowest-performing schools. Part of that initiative, called Race to the Top, awarded more than $4 billion in a national competition. States that won including Florida were recognized for innovations designed to raise academic standards, improve teacher support and evaluation systems, and successful intervention strategies to turnaround underperforming schools. While its easy to get lost in the forest of competing state and federal education initiatives, the bottom line remains: Are our kids better able to compete for jobs in a global economy? If not, what are we going to do about it? These initiatives help us measure progress toward that important goal. And with that, Keys students, faculty, administrators and involved parents deserve congratulations for earning top-tier scores among Florida school districts on this latest report card.County wrecks natureGhettoizing the Florida Keys has been prioritized by many Monroe County commissioners. Every imaginable justification has been given to destroy the land we live on. Along with their staff and Planning Commission, they have created a vast wasteland of the fragile aquatic ecosystem upon which we live. The latest causality was a beautifully forested campground, which included many ancient mahogany trees. Located at mile marker 106 oceanside, this pristine hammock served as a resting place for all of our migratory birds. This paradise beaming with peace and essence has been completely destroyed. All the life that once lived there has been killed. It has been reduced to a dust bowl. Come see the devastation for yourself. In its place, we have stacks of mobile homes heaped on top of one another. This nine-acre parcel of land, which was never zoned to be developed in this manner, will have 128 living units squeezed onto it. Two scientists spoke before the commission in fierce opposition to this development. Their cogent arguments filled the room with a spectrum of facts that should have stopped this project dead in its tracks. Representing the buildersinterests was a former Planning Commission employee. The countys growth manager supported the developer. Our County Commission never requested that the density be reduced. In fact, they rendered concessions and waivers to this outside construction company that an ordinary resident would never receive. Cramming 128 families in close proximity to one another, living side by side and on top of each other, is a recipe for disaster. Herding impoverished families together is not compassionate nor safe. The chaos and calamity that will overflow from this abomination into our communities will cause many citizens to suffer. Alocal government in violation of any federal or state constitution is an illegal enterprise. Infringing and impeding upon a citizens right to live freely, while pursuing happiness, is a standard that can never be broached. We have not been protected from the destructive decisions that have been imposed upon us by the Monroe County Commission. The moral depravity of development-crazed politicians is strangling the life out of us. Desecrating our homeland and defiling the quality of our lives is a reprehensible act. John Donnelly Key LargoNonprofits winOn behalf of the 26 Keys nonprofit organizations listed on www .KeysReuse.com Id like to thank everyone who donated unneeded items to them. KeysReuse.com had a great year with local nonprofits receiving everything from office copiers to television sets to sheets and towels. In this time of financial stress, its heartening to know that our local organizations were able to obtain things they really needed from generous donors. These donations consisted of things that had been sitting in storage or might even have been destined for the trash. As we head into the new year, Id like to urge everyone in the Keys to take a look at KeysReuse.com to see if theres a local nonprofit that could use what you no longer do. Thank you again for your generosity. Michael Welber MarathonThree admit massive lobsterconspiracyTwo Lower Keys men pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to felony conspiracy and other charges related to the illegal taking of lobster from the Florida Keys National Marina Sanctuary. Rush Maltz, 36, of the Saddlebunch Keys and Titus Werner, 36 of Little Torch Key each face up to three years in prison and fines up to $250,000 when they are sentenced March 27 by U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez in Key West. Maltz also faces the forfeiture of the proceeds of the sale of two boats used in the crimes. Prosecutors say the pair pleaded guilty to conspiring to receive, purchase, sell and transport lobster for distribution without complying with Florida law, and illegal harvest and possession of saltwater products. Also Tuesday, Martinez sentenced Scott Greager, 48, of Stock Island to 90 days in a federal lockup stemming from the same case followed by a year of home detention; prosecutors say he provided key information in the prosecution of Maltz and Werner. Heres what happened, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office: From May 28, 2007, through around March 2009, Greager was the sole director, officer, registered agent and owner of Holiday Seafood Key West on Tamarind Drive in Key West. Utilizing a Florida wholesale dealers license issued in the name of the Conch Republic Seafood Co., on numerous occasions Greager bought spiny lobster from Maltz and Werner, with the purchases involving more than the legal daily limit of 250. The three also admitted that Greager made payments from an account in the name of Holiday to Maltz and Werner, which they attempted to conceal from the state by issuing required trip tickets in the name of an unwitting third party. To further limit the likelihood of detection, the coconspirators regularly landed lobster that was attributed to harvests from two different vessels, the See Vee and the T-Craft, although both were owned by Maltz and operated by the co-conspirators. Overall, prosecutors say, the conspiracy involved more than $263,000 in illegally harvested and sold lobster.IN FEDERAL COURT City looks to avoid bond issuePressed by Mayor Craig Cates, the Key West City Commission on Tuesday tabled a 15-year, $6.4 million bond issue, opting instead to explore ways to avoid taking on debt to repay that sum to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.FEMAgave the money to city officials in 1999 to repair damage to the city sewer system caused by Hurricane Irene; the Florida Division of Emergency Management administered the so-called Stafford Act dollars.However, in 2003, the grant application was audited and the money was deobligated, triggering repayment. During the audit, FEMAstaff determined that damage to the sewers predated Irene.Do we really need the money? Cates asked about the bond issue. I believe that we have very aggressive capital improvement projects in the future here that could be pushed back slightly. We would only have to borrow $2 million and we could pay it back in less payments.Cates wants to take more than $4 million from the citys utility capital fund, which contains about $7 million, and borrow the remainder.City Utilities Manager Jay Gewin said that would likely delay a planned lightningprotection project at the wastewater treatment plant on Fleming Key and infrastructure improvements on Greene Street, which is prone to flooding in heavy rain.Gewin recommended a 15-year financing structure through BB&Tbank: There will be no impact to utility bill rates and the sewer fund reserves due to this loan if we selected the 15-year option, he said. Ed Scales, an attorney for firm Grey Robinson, which lobbies for the city in Tallahassee, said his office is trying to come up with a payment plan thats agreeable to state officials; the last proposed plan calls for an initial payment of $587,000 followed by five annual payments of $959,000. The real question, Scales told commissioners, and its a business question ... what is the risk for waiting for the Division of Emergency Management? Its state government; they act when they want to act. Commissioner Teri Johnston asked Gewin the risk if the city delays repayment beyond the states timetable, which calls for payment in full by the end of 2012. He said if the city is hit by a disaster, it could be held against us in terms of accessing recovery funds.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST
When Publix Storesnew district manager strolls through the aisles of the Key Largo store, he frequently bumps into familiar faces and names.Thats because Tim Maloney grew up in Key Largo, attended Island Christian School and Coral Shores High, and began his Publix career here in the Keys.Maloney now heads up Publix operations in south Miami-Dade and all of Monroe County. For him, its coming home again, he says, reflecting on his familys long ties to the Florida Keys (two generations of Conchs) and the career path that took him to other Florida posts before his return to Monroe County. His father, Walter J. Maloney, was born in Key West, as was his grandfather, Walter F. Maloney. Tim was born at a Miami hospital but his dad was a well-known land surveyor in the Upper Keys. His mom, Agnes, worked at the Coral Grill in Islamorada for 25 years before finishing her career in the bakery department at the Key Largo Publix. Were a Publix family, Maloney says, adding that his older brother Dan just retired after 40 years with the Lakeland-based food retailer and his other brother, John, was a meat cutter for Publix in St. Petersburg before joining the U.S. Coast Guard. Tim Maloney says he owes his first big career break to his brother Dan, who was a manager at a Palm Beach Gardens Publix. Five days after I graduated from Coral Shores, I moved to Palm Beach Gardens, lived with my brother and began as a bag boy, Maloney says. He worked his way up the ladder, rising from part-time bag boy to full-time associate, then into a management trainee post and eventually becoming a store manager with assignments up and down the Treasure Coast, from Vero Beach to West Palm Beach.Maloney remembers his stint in Okeechobee as a store manager and the similarities of that small-town lifestyle and what he experienced growing up in Key Largo. Everyone knows everybody; its a small town, he said.Okeechobee is where Maloney became active with the United Way, helping cofound the first United Way chapter in Okeechobee County. Its where he learned first-hand the importance of local fundraising directly impacting community needs, he said, adding you get to see where your money is at work locally.His wife, Laura, became active with the United Way in St. Lucie County, where she served as treasurer and where her husband volunteered on the allocations committee.Since moving to Key Largo, Maloney has been elected to the board of the United Way of the Florida Keys and says he plans to serve on the allocations committee here.Publix is a big supporter of the United Way. In 2010, Publix employees raised $23.3 million for the umbrella agency for nonprofit social-service organizations. When matched with $17.4 million from Publix Super Markets Charities, the total contribution was more than $40.7 million.Maloney was promoted to district manager after 20 years with Publix, overseeing 11 Publix stores in the JupiterPalm Beach Gardens area.Thats where he was posted when Lee Holmes, a longtime Miami Dade-Keys district manager, retired, creating an opening for a Publix veteran to oversee the three Publix stores in the Keys, plus all the stores in MiamiDade from Eureka Drive south through Homestead. There are lots of similarities in food retailing despite the obvious differences between the Keys and the Treasure Coast he once served, Maloney says. Both areas have a seasonal swing in business volume, only the Jupiter areas peak is largely a winter-only phenomenon, he said. Here in the Keys, he added, Publix stores have a second peak in sales that mirrors summer vacation time when lots of Florida families travel down here for vacation.Asked if the products sold by Publix differ much by region, Maloney explains that scan data gathered from the bar codes on grocery items helps corporate buyers spot trends and anticipate where the food shopper may be heading.Buyerstastes change, he said, and Publix tries to stay alert to those market shifts. That explains the recent push for fresh and organic products that have changed the produce and meat departments in Publix stores. The Greenwise label is Publix brand and it recognizes growing demand for organic products, he said. He also points to the recent growth in vitamininfused bottled water that has changed the soft drink category in stores. There are some differences in Publix stores that respond to local quirks. He cites Publix stores in rural areas of the state where managers carry feed for ranchers and farmers who make one shopping trip into town. The convenience of having animal feed along with regular pet supplies responds to customers, he says, quoting from the company mission statement that Publix is passionately focused on its customers.Maloney and his wife have a 19 year-old son Evan, and two stepchildren, Kristin D. Vera and Ryan T. Duren, both of whom live in Port St. Lucie. Evan works for Publix, Maloney is proud to say, adding thats the third generation in this Keys family to find a home at Publix. Saturday,January 7,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Vote by Mail / Absentee Ballots Are Now Being Mailed.The elections office has started mailin g the Vote by Mail Ballots for the January 31, 2012 election. If you have requested a ballot be mailed to you and you have not received your ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections offices at 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. You may still request a Vote by Mail Ballot. For your request to be complete the followin g information is needed: the voters name, address, date of birth, address where the ballot should be mailed, and si g nature if the request is in writin g Please include your daytime phone with your request.You may call the office with your request at: 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. Email requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org g .Arequest forabsentee ballot to be mailed must be received priorto 5:00 p.m. January 25, 2012.Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.Supervisor of Elections530 Whitehead Street #101 Key West, Florida 33040-6577Vote por correo / Ya se estn enviando las boletas para electores ausentes.La oficina de elecciones ha comenzado a enviar por correo las boletas para votar por va postal para las elecciones del 31 de enero del 2012. Si usted ha solicitado que se le enve por correo una boleta y no la ha recibido an, por favor, llame a las oficinas del Supervisor de Elecciones por el 305.292.3416, el 305.289.6017 o el 305. 453.8740. Usted an puede solicitar una boleta para votar por correo. Para que est completa su solicitud, se necesitan los datos si g uientes: el nombre completo del elector, su direccin, su fecha de nacimiento, la direccin a la cual ha de enviarse por correo la boleta y su firma si la solicitud se hace por escrito. Srvase incluir su nmero telefnico diurno juntamente con su solicitud. Usted puede llamar a la oficina con su solicitud por el 305.292.3416, el 305.289.6017 o el 305. 453.8740. Se pueden enviar solicitudes por correo electrnico a email@example.com g Para poderenviarporcorreo las boletas para electores ausentes, es necesario que la solicitud est en nuestro podera ms tardarpara las 5 p.m. del 25 de enero del 2012. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.Supervisor de Elecciones530 Whitehead Street #101 Key West, Florida 33040-6577Published Keynoter 1-7-12 NOTICE TO REGISTERED VOTERSPre-election test of the automatic tabulatin g equipment for the January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary, as required by Florida Statute 101.5612, will be held at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St, Suite 101, Fl, on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr. Supervisor of Elections www .keys-elections.or g AVISO AELECTORES INSCRITOSConforme a las disposiciones del Inciso 101.5612 de los Estatutos de la Florida, el martes 10 de enero del 2012, a las 10:00 a.m., se celebrar una prueba preelectoral de los equipos de tabulacin automtica en la Oficina de Supervisor de Elecciones, 530 Whitehead St, Suite 101, Key West, Fl, en relacin con la Primaria de preferencia presidencial del 31 de enero del 2012. Harry L. 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Co./Kelly Kline 3617 Bahama St.$329,000$270,000130Coldwell Banker Beata & Jim Sharpe, Jr.Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Rhonda Williams 175 Cahill Ct.$269,000$253,00049Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E. Co./Louis PaezShoreline Properties/Sue MooneyCudjoe Key 1064 Labat Ln.$298,900$260,000174Sellstate Island Prop./Sanders/San LorenzoColdwell Banker Schmitt /Marsha Martin 701 Spanish Main Dr.$449,000$395,00048Exit Realty Florida Keys/Trish BrummerExit Realty Florida Keys/Trish Brummer 22644 La Fitte Dr.$329,000$320,000 121Coldwell Banker Schmitt, Beata /Jim Sharpe Coldwell Banker Schmitt/DaveWiley 20871 8th Ave.$403,200$402,30087Dolberry Realty and Mgmt./Deirdre PraughtTruman & Co./Terri SpottswoodDuck Key 1103 Indies Dr.$379,000$345,00071American Caribbean R.E./Jody OwenAmerican Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas 4402 Marina Villa Dr.$575,000$550,00026Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay TeamHawks Cay Resort Sales/Kari MainoKey Colony 501 12th St.$924,900$900,000163B enham R.E. 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Keys/Karen TaporowskiReal Estate of Key West/Mike Sullivan 507 Amelia St.$479,000$401,000414Preferred Properties/Laura McChesneyTruman & Co Inc./Terri Spottswood 914 James St.$410,000$366,250331Tropical Properties R.E./Elaine CoyleTruman & Co Inc./Terri Spottswood 307 Olivia St.$459,000$425,000152Prudential Knight & Gardner/Kirsti MadeoPrud. Knight & Gardner/Martha Robinson 117 Golf Club Dr.$235,000$230,000147Compass Realty Branch/Robin MitchellCompass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell 3314 Northside Dr.$199,000$180,000101Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 1418 Leon St.$1,150,000$1,150,00090Marquis Properties Rlty./Rudy MolinetMarquis Properties Rlty./Rudy Molinet 616 Caroline St.$425,000$415,00079Truman & Co Inc./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co./Wendy Zintsmaster 806 Florida St.$315,000$288,00076Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Darlene ThomasPrud. 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(alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period Dec. 25 Dec. 31, 2011. Keys family makes a career out of PublixMaloney leads Miami-Dade, Keys storesBy WAYNE MARKHAMwmarkham@keynoter.comRETAIL BusinessKeynoter photo by WAYNE MARKHAMTim Maloney oversees all of the Publix stores in south Miami-Dade and Monroe County.Many members of his family have worked for the grocery giant,including now,his son Evan.
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The state Department of Economic Opportunity has said the award the state decides how many units can be built is a way to recognize Marathon for significant strides made toward completing its central sewer system. The sewers and related stormwater and roadpaving in the city costs an estimated $122 million, and all of that is expected to be complete in March.The U.S. Census Bureau says Marathon has experienced a 19 percent population decline the past 10 years, to 8,297 residents. DEO spokesman James Miller told the Keynoter that new hotel rooms would stimulate the Middle Keys economy.An economic survey was provided stating that 100 chain hotel units would generate more than 500 shortand long-term jobs, he said. Gov. Rick Scott and [the] Cabinet will make the final decision.Among those who could use the room allocations are the former Crystal Bay Resort, which closed this year. It had 26 units but its owner wants to remake it into a 100-room Marriott. Also in need of rooms is Roger Masters, who wants to build an 80-room Hampton Inn; he needs another 33 room allocations to do so.City Manager Roger Hernstadt said he and other officials would be on hand for a Wednesday Cabinet aides meeting in Tallahassee that precedes the Jan. 18 Cabinet meeting. Well be there to clarify Marathons accomplishments and express our appreciation and willingness to work collaboratively with the department. We just want to make sure were there to speak for ourselves, he said.Monroe County officials have voiced concern to DEO about how the recommendation to award the room allocations was made, saying in part that awarding sewer progress is the reverse of how sewers have traditionally been handled, which was having the threat of reduced permits if the work isnt done. They also say an initial new hurricane evacuation model hasnt been factored in.The state responded by demanding the county produce a financing plan for its planned $156 million Cudjoe Regional wastewater system. The county has yet to break ground on the project, which is mandated to be complete by December 2015. It would take in about 7,000 parcels from Big Pine Key to Cudjoe Key. The two sides met on Dec. 29 to clear the air and discuss financing options for the Cudjoe system. The county planned to fund it using system development fees, revenue from a 1-cent infrastructure sales tax in place through at least 2018, and state grants.We talked about the work plan and the funding of the Cudjoe Regional and their constraint of having their bond capacity exhausted. I think the game-changer here is that it doesnt seem like were going to see any state money any time soon or ever, County Administrator Gastesi said. For much more on this story, go to www.Keys Net.com/News.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comTHE CABINET Keys high schools make gradeAll three Florida Keys public high schools earned a B or better when the state Department of Education released its annual school grades on Wednesday. Marathon High School improved from a B to an A, while Coral Shores High School dropped from an Ato a B. Key West High stayed consistent with a B. As and Bs are always good, Superintendent Jesus Jara said following a conference call with state Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. He also noted that the district as a whole maintained an Aaverage and lauded the efforts of Marathon High Principal Hammond Gracy. It has been awhile since Marathon has been an Ahigh school, Jara said, and thats kudos to Mr. Gracy and his staff. Were very proud of the work they have done in Marathon. This is the second round of school grades calculated using a system devised in the 2008 legislative session that includes more than just standardized test results. Other factors taken into consideration are graduation rates, performance of students in advanced curriculum tracks and college-entrance and other post-secondary education exam scores.Jara said that in the next round of school grades, it would be tougher for the Monroe County School District to maintain its scores based on tougher scoring standards to be implemented on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.When the grades come out next year, were concerned about the possibility that with the new [FCAT] cut scores theres going to be a drop in our school grades. Its not due to a change in instruction; its just due to the higher standards. Its not necessarily a reflection of what has changed in the classroom and schools. An analysis of results from the 474 statewide high schools shows that 78 percent of them earned either an Aor B, an increase from 71 percent last year. Its great to see more of Floridas high schools trending upward, Gov. Rick Scott said in a prepared statement. Education is critical to improving lives, preparing students for a job and attracting employers. Robinson, acknowledging Scotts proposal to increase education spending in 201213, said: Floridas strategy of raising expectations and expanding opportunities for academic growth continues to yield successful outcomes for our high school students.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSCops: Pair set up McDonalds robberyAs police investigated a Tuesday robbery of the McDonalds drive-through in Key West, they were able to rule out that a fanged, tattooed gunman coerced Leroy Ricks into committing the crime and identified a fast-food worker as being involved. Ricks, 26, is being held at the Monroe County Detention Center without bond on two felony charges of grand theft and robbery without a firearm; the McDonalds cashier, Shanon Jackson, 24, was arrested Thursday and is charged with felony grand theft and felony burglary.McDonalds, at 3704 N. Roosevelt Blvd., was robbed a little after 8 p.m. When he was linked to the crime, Ricks told detectives that a black man with gold fangs and a star tattooed on his forehead approached him wanting to buy marijuana, so Ricks invited him into his white Ford Edge to go buy some pot. From there, Ricks said the man pulled a chrome revolver and ordered the robbery. Ricks said the gunman produced a photo of Ricks girlfriend, threatening, If the cops come looking for me, youll get whats coming to you and Ill kill your girl. With that, Ricks told police, he robbed the place, and the alleged passenger disappeared into the night. Police linked Ricks to the robbery through his car and witness descriptions of the robber hes had previous run-ins with the police. Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said upon review of surveillance footage from McDonalds, along with witness interviews, police found that Jackson, who had shown up for work that night although not scheduled, knew about the planned stick-up and cooperated. She also said Ricks is a former McDonalds employee and that Jackson is his girlfriends cousin. Detectives realized there was no other person in the car, Crean said, and that the way things happened before [Ricks] arrived, Jackson kind of positioned herself. It looks like it was planned. According to an arrest affidavit prepared by Detective Matthew Haley, Ricks called McDonalds from the parking lot before the robbery and asked for the employee working the drive-through. That person took the call, clearing the way for Jackson to take over the window. The video shows Jackson glancing out the window and opening the cash drawer, then Rickscar pulls up and he hands her a note reading, I got a gun. Give it up. The video shows Shanon just glancing at the note, Haley wrote. The video shows her smiling and not in distress. Then she gives the cash drawer, containing more than $1,900, to Ricks.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT JACKSON RICKS 81933 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL (305) 664-2665
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Scott Walker Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm soft drinks and popcornFREE Ransom visits undefeated ConchsThe Key West High School boys basketball team will try to stay undefeated tonight when it plays Ransom Everglades, which is led up front by the highly touted son of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. The game will be at 6 oclock at the Bobby Menendez Gym. Alonzo Trey Mourning III, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, raised eyebrows last month when, in a 74-53 victory over LaSalle, he had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 blocked shots. His coach, Claude Grubair, told MaxPreps: I think he has a chance when he leaves high school to be an even more complete player than his father was. The elder Mourning starred for the Miami Heat and the team retired his No. 33 in 2009.Complementing Mourning for Ransom will be another Division 1 prospect, 6-4 junior point guard Sam Singer, the teams leading scorer.This will be the toughest team weve run into yet, Key West coach Anton Lopez said of Ransom, which is 7-7 and has played some of the better teams in the state. I anticipate them holding the ball a good portion of the game to combat our speed, Lopez said. Well pressure the ball and try to not allow them to run down the clock. The Conchs are 6-0 with five games left on an abnormally thin schedule, but Lopez said he and his players have only briefly discussed the possibility of an undefeated regular season. Right now, in our eye we are 0-6, he said, and were going to be 0-whatever before every game the rest of the season. Key West, which has outscored its opponents by an average of 19.4 points a game (66.7 to 47.3), will send out its usual starting lineup of point guard Tony Guieb, shooting guard Ryan Wagner, center Anthony Rice and forwards JeQuan Lopez and Thomas Butler. Its a unit that has won with speed, strong rebounding and the ability to force turnovers. The Conchs have wellbalanced scoring with three starters averaging in double figures Lopez (12.8), Rice (12.0) and Wagner (10.0). Anton Lopez, in his first season as coach, said teams in Broward and Miami-Dade counties are aware of the Conchs. We tried to add [powerhouses] Norland and Pace to the schedule, but nobody wants to play Key West, he said.Big challenge containing star players Mourning and SingerBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASKETBALL ISLAND CHRISTIAN SOCCERKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWIsland Christians Jazmine Rivera (7) splits two Calusa Prep attackers to cut off a Colt attack in the Lady Eagles8-0 win Tuesday.Rivera scored three goals for the Eagles (5-4-1).Lady Eagles blank the ColtsOn a chilly afternoon where fans huddled under blankets and players shivered in shorts, Island Christian Schools soccer Lady Eagles heated things up Tuesday with an 8-0 win.The Eagles easily blanked visiting Calusa Prep despite the cold and a long holiday layoff, boosting the ICS record to 5-4-1 headed into the last week of the regular season.We played some of the defensive people up at the forward and mid positions, head coach Sheryl Yost said. The kids did well after a two-week break. Jazmine Rivera scored three goals in addition to helping out on the defense. Lauren Montagne dropped a perfectly placed penalty kick just above the reach of the Coltsgoalie for one of her two scores. Sammie Egan, Jasmine Theodosiou and Alexandra Montagne each scored a solo goal. Kaylyn Wyatt recorded the shutout in the net. It was a good way to start 2012, Yost said. We had fan support even in the cold, and all the girls played and had fun. The Eagles were scheduled to play Westminster Christian on Friday (results pending at press time).Island Christian hosts rival Princeton Christian at 4 p.m. Tuesday and finishes the regular season at Westwood Christian on Jan. 13. The top four finishers among the six teams in District 16-Atake the field at Marathon High School for the circuit semifinals Jan. 18. Heritage downs Lady Canes againCoral Shores Highs soccer Lady Hurricanes showed progress in a 6-1 loss Wednesday at state power American Heritage. It was the second loss to Heritage this season, but Wednesdays match in Plantation in Broward County was nothing like the first, Hurricane head coach Arthur Paterson said.The score does not reflect the way our girls played, Paterson said. We were better prepared to play them, and we were in the game.As far as soccer, intensity and doing most of the little things, this was one of the best games weve played as a team, the coach said. Senior standout Jasmine Paterson scored the lone Coral Shores goal, making it 2-1 in the first half. The score at the end should have been 3-1, Coach Paterson said, but we gave up a couple easy ones. Heritage, with a goal by former Upper Keys youth league standout Haleigh Stremanos, improved to 181-1. Coral Shores carried an 8-3 record into a Friday game at Florida Christian (results pending at press time). The Lady Canes finish the regular season this week with a 4 p.m. Tuesday game at Marathon High School, and a Jan. 11 trip to Coral Reef. A rescheduled game against Key West was possible but not confirmed. Its refreshing to see that as we get ready for the district tournament, were really starting to look like a team, Paterson said. Our girls came to practice over holiday break and trained hard. Theyre getting it.CORAL SHORES SOCCERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comPalmer shuts out the Conch girlsDespite playing one of its best games of the season, the Key West High School girls soccer team lost Thursday to Palmer Trinity, 1-0, in Palmetto Bay. Palmer Trinitys goal came on a 25-yard shot in the 55th minute.We expected that they would be a solid team and thats what we got, Key West coach Scott Paul, whose team dropped to 7-8, said Friday. They had fast forwards with good foot skills.The Conchs had five scoring opportunities but, as has been the problem most of the season, they couldnt capitalize. We dont have that go-to person who can finish, said Paul, the images of too many balls popped over the net still in his head. We dont have people who are creating shots. The Key West defense, though, was outstanding. We were absolutely solid in the back, Paul said, citing the play of Raquel Schoneck, Robyn DeRoche, Kendall Galvan, Adriana Garcia, A.J. Wells and freshman Hannah Leen.Paul also said that forward Devin Mitchell played well.The Conchs, who played Friday at Martin County in a game that ended too late for todays paper, will conclude their three-game trip today at Jensen Beach. They will end their home season at 6 p.m. next Friday against Ransom Everglades at home.KEY WEST SOCCERBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorEagle hoopsters fall to RedlandStill seeking their first varsity win, Island Christian Schools boys basketball Eagles seem intent on starting anew in 2012.The Eagles held a fourthquarter lead over Redland Christian Academy at home Thursday before falling, 56-52, to the visiting Falcons (4-2).We fought hard but got outrebounded, said Marcus Ball, newly installed as ICS head coach. That was the difference. Ball stepped in to lead the program when Bruce Gendron resigned for personal reasons in late December.After an 0-4 varsity record to open the season (the young Eagles got a victory over Marathon High Schools junior varsity), the club put together its best performance in their first game of the new year.Guard Shaka Smith and center Kadian Carter combined for 11 points in a 15point third quarter that saw the Eagles battle back from a 29-24 halftime deficit to tie the game at 39-39 headed into the fourth quarter.Smith ended with a teamhigh 17 points. Carter rebounded well and dominated the paint for a 14-point game.Jeremy Dorn (six points) scored four straight points on a pair of free throws and a jumper off good ball movement to put the Eagles up, 51-50, with four minutes left. The Falcons scored on a free throw and putback to regain the lead at 3:30.Carter forced a Redland turnover after a Smith free throw with 21 seconds left to make it 55-52, but Redland held on in the closing seconds.ISLAND CHRISTIAN BASKETBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby. Unrated, 104 minutes. South Florida premiere is Jan. 13 at the Tropic Cinema, 419 Eaton St., Key West. This documentary tells the story of William Colby, master spy and one-time director of the CIAwho died under mysterious circumstances in 1996. Colby spent his adult life wrapped in the cloak and dagger world of lies, spies and secrecy. Produced and directed by Colbys son Carl, the film is a slow-moving but fascinating picture of a man who ultimately lived up to the films title. The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father is also an important history lesson about a tumultuous time in 20th Century America, a time when the CIAassassinated foreign leaders, spied on American citizens and plotted government coups around the world. Spanning his career from beginning to end, the film covers Colbys experiences in World War II, his attempts to help stamp out communism in post-war Italy, his part in the Vietnam War, his appearances before numerous hostile congressional hearings on the CIA, and finally his unusual death. We hear much about his family life highlighted by numerous family photos. (For a superspy,its surprising to see so many pictures of him exist.) But in all the snapshots, even the ones of him surrounded by his wife and children, he has a distant look in his eyes, as if he is not really there. These are not the usual warm and fuzzy family photos he seems like a man apart, a man who needs no one, not even his family. The film features a lot of archival footage and photos, much of which has rarely been seen. And be warned, some of the scenes are quite gruesome. We watch film of the killing of a suspected Viet Cong enemy, which helped turn U.S. public sentiment against the war. There are scenes of brutal interrogation techniques and several bodies in various stages of death and dismemberment are shown. But the scenes add to the authenticity of the documentary, giving it a gutwrenching ring of truth. There are countless interviews and, if it wasnt for the archival film footage and photos, all that talking could have made the film just another dull documentary. But the well-edited collection of audio and film footage, including spellbinding recordings of President Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara discussing whether to support a coup against South Vietnams then-president Diem, keep the film from turning into the usual talking-head documentary. But the film does have a few problems. Director Colbys narration is stilted and not natural, and adds little to the viewers knowledge of his father other than to show us that the son obviously didnt know his father any better than anyone else. Toward the end of the movie, Colbys ex-wife recounts how shocked she was when he asked for a divorce after nearly 40 years of marriage. But we learn nothing about his life after that. Research shows that Colby remarried, started a profitable law practice, became a published author, and was portrayed in a video game called, what else, Spycraft. But the film doesnt mention any of that. And although director Colby implies that his father may have taken his own life over guilt he felt about his epileptic daughters death, he doesnt follow up on his suspicions or give us any more information. Or was foul play involved in the mysterious boating death of Colby? We are left to wonder. But these flaws aside, The Man Nobody Knew gives a history of the CIA and tells the story of a family living with a man they thought they knew but didnt. Its a rare peek into some of Americas most secret intelligence operations. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,January 7,2012 KEY LARGO Ocean Reef ChapelOcean Reef Drive 367-2049 Church of Christ MM 100.7 451-1194 Key Largo Baptist MM 106 451-1642 St Justin Martyr MM 105.5 451-1316 Church of the Nazarene MM 100 451-1142 Lighthouse on the Rock MM 99.3 451-6212 First Baptist Church MM 99 451-2265 Seventh Day Adventist MM 98.5 852-0899 TAVERNIER Coral Isles ChurchDr. Bonnie Frost, Pastor Contemporary worship and Childrens Church School Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call for our schedule of activities and programs. 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To place an expanded paid listing, call the Classifieds department at (305) 743-5551. 6012 Marina Villa Drive, Unit D026 Duck Key Can you really put a price on peace of mind? Top Producin g A g ent in Marathon YTD 2011 Eventually you will buy, sell or list your house. Call me IMMEDIATELY 305-395-0814. What happens when you ima g ine listin g or purchasin g your property ri g ht NOW and movin g forward with your plans? 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050lela@coldwellbanker .com www .FloridaKeysLocation.com Lela AshkarianREALTORP.A., CRS, GRI, e-PRO(305) 395-0814 5301 Ocean Terrace, Unit 4 Marathon Con g ratulations to Ken & Brenda on their new piece of paradise! Lookin g to BUYor SELLyour property here in the Florida Keys? Call me today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Elaine ZimmermanREALTOR(305) 289-6509 a t t h e OLD WOODEN BRIDGE FISHING CAMP Big Pine Key,Florida N O N A M E R A C E 5K WALK/RUNSATURDAY,JAN.14,2012 8AM A nnual 12th Sponsored by The Domestic Abuse Shelter For a registration form go to:www .domesticabuseshelter .com www .southernmostrunners.com C o o r d i n a t e d b y : Key West Southermost Runners Living LIVING BRIEFSSoldier Ride is approachingThe Veterans Council of Monroe County has a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Projects Soldier Ride through the Keys set for 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Dockside Lounge on Sombrero Boulevard in Marathon. There will be bands, a silent auction, 5050 drawing and food. The actual Soldier Ride, part of military veterans efforts to transition to civilian life, is set for Jan. 13 through the Upper Keys and Marathon and then Jan. 14 through Key West.Lecture focuses on elkhorn coralOnce a major reef-builder in the Keys, elkhorn coral has dwindled to a rarity. On Wednesday, Dana Williams will speak on The Future of Elkhorn Coral in the Florida Keys, the second lecture in the 21st annual Delicate Balance of Nature lecture series sponsored by the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.Williams is an associate scientist with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science. She works with the National Marine Fisheries Service and has monitored elkhorn coral in the Upper Keys for 10 years. The free session is at the visitor center at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, mile marker 102.5 oceanside. Doors open at 7 p.m., the program starts at 7:30. To find out more, call Elena Muratori at 451-1202.Oil-painting course under way MondayArtist Amanda Johnson is offering a 12-week oilpainting course at both Marathon and Key West schools. Cost is $25 per class to learn the fundamentals of oil painting. In Marathon, the course starts Monday. In Key West, the start date is Jan. 14. To find out more, call Johnson at 809-3185 or (312) 714-7427.Documentary reveals spymasters secretsArare peek into Americas spy operations FILM REVIEWPresident Ford (left),his Cabinet,other staff and Colby family members gather in the Oval Office in 1976 the day Ford presented William Colby with the National Security Medal. Craig Wanous KEYS FILM The Man Nobody Knewgives a rare peek into some of Americas most secret intelligence operations. Come vi s it o u r online photo g allerie s an d sub mit yo u r own at www.Key s Net.com/Photo s
Arecent study concluded that U.S. cats are much less likely than dogs to get regular vet care. The No. 1 reason for this canine-feline discrepancy? Transportation.The truth is, getting the cat inside the carrier is a colossal stumbling block for a great many pet owners. Whats a responsible cat owner to do? Here are my tips:Get the right box. Unwieldy though it may be, a bigger box is sometimes the only way to go. Theres nothing worse than squeezing a big cat through a narrow door. You should also consider a top-loading carrier.Keep the box out. One mistake owners make is stowing the cat carrier in the garage or closet until its time to go to the vets, thereby ensuring that kitty gets an attack of nerves on the big day. Some owners find that cats will accept the carrier as a bed if they leave it out all the time.Cozy up the carrier. Line it with newspaper to soak up any urine and always offer a clean towel to lie on or hide under.Darker is better. Stressed-out cats usually consider a dark spot more comfortable.Wrap the cat in a towel, burrito-style, before inserting her in the box. This trick is great for medicating cats, too.Consider enclosing kitty in a pillowcase. Yes, really. This, in fact, is my preferred approach for cats that turn into 20-clawed monsters once they realize whats happening.Some cats respond well to Feliway, a relaxing pheromone you can spray inside the carrier or use as a diffuser in your house the day you have to take him in.Some cats love catnip. Try enticing them into the carrier with it.Drugs are a last resort, but theyre a better alternative than letting a beloved pet go without vital health care. 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U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-2 recently completed its latest safe-boating program,which met two nights a week for three weeks.The program involves textbook reading and lectures,group work in charting,navigation, and basic nautical knot tying.The final evening requires demonstrating the acquired knowledge through a written test.The graduates are (rear from left) Janie Gallagher, Arno Silva,Bill Duckworth,Leigh Furda,Jessica Bauser, Steve Cook,JoAnn Griffor,Jim Gallagher and John Mattern; and (front) George Wheeler,Heather Wheeler,Lucas Ponzoa and Donna Ferenci.Not pictured are J.J.and Tom Wiebbecke.The next class starts Jan.10.Call Dottie Mattern at 731-7148.MORE SAFE BOATERS How to win the battle of the cat carrierUse these tips to avoid claws of upset kittyBy DR.PATTY KHULYMiami HeraldOUR PETS
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,January 7,2012 Meditation course startsUnity of the Keys Spiritual Center at 1011 Virginia St., Key West, starts meditation classes Monday with instructor Gina McMurray. The four-week course meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. A $20 love offering will be accepted. To find out more, call Eileen Quinn at 2965888.Studentsrecital takes place tonightStudents of Linda Lee Byars will present a music recital at 6:30 tonight at Kirk of the Keys Church Presbyterian Church, 8877 Overseas Highway, Marathon (across U.S. 1 from Florida Keys Marathon Airport).Longlinings topic at Save-A-TurtleSave-A-Turtle of the Florida Keys hosts Cameron Jaggard from the Pew Environment Group when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center in Key West. Jaggard, from Fort Lauderdale, will speak about Gulf of Mexico longline fishing and its effects on sea turtles and other marine life. The Pew Environment Group is the conservation arm of the Washington, D.C.,-based Pew Charitable Trusts, whose aim is to strengthen environmental policies and practices in ways that produce significant and measurable protection for terrestrial and marine systems worldwide. The Eco-Discovery Center is at the end of Southard Street, at the Truman Waterfront. To find out more, call Rick Sall at 743-9629.Hospital looks at kidney diseaseChronic kidney disease is more common than people realize. In fact, 26 million Americans are diagnosed with it and millions more are undiagnosed, says staff at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and vascular disease, and high alcohol consumption can damage the kidneys. Loss of kidney function takes place over several years and can end in permanent kidney failure.On Jan. 12, the hospital hosts an informational session about kidney disease. The free event will feature a seminar from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., followed by an evaluation to determine if you have chronic kidney disease. The seminar and screening will be held in the main conference room at the hospital, mile marker 91.5. To reserve a seat, call 4343400.Bird center founder addresses AudubonFlorida Keys Audubon hosts Kelly Grinter, founder and director of the Marathon Wild Bird Center, when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Key West Garden Club in the West Martello Museum, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. The Wild Bird Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured or orphaned native birds. For the free presentation, Grinter will show the centers year in pictures and bring along non-releasable educational birds for the public to meet.Boating course is scheduledU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key is offering a boating skills and seamanship class beginning Jan. 16. Its a three-week program scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the sips store in Venture Out, 701 Spanish Main Drive, Cudjoe Key. Spanish Main Drive is at mile marker 23 oceanside. Topics will include nautical highway signs, rules of the road, navigation, course charting, boat handling, equipment, radio procedures and other safe boating skills. The cost is $55 per person, materials included, and $80 per couple with shared materials. To sign up, call Jan Kittsmiller at 744-0043 or 393-5303, or send an e-mail to jankittsmiller@gmail .com; or Bob Eichholtz at 872-7505 (auxbob@bell south.net).Teachers get in free at the DRCThe Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Keys say thanks to teachers on Monday with free admission to the attraction at mile marker 59. All they need to do is show their school identification and show up from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each teacher can bring one guest who will also be admitted for free. Admission includes access to the Shawn Rodriguez Family Sprayground, where people of all ages can play in jets and streams of water shooting from colorful marine-life structures.LIVING BRIEFS DVD PLAYERS FOR PATIENTS The Fishermens Community Hospital Auxiliary has donated two DVD players to the Emergency Department.They,along with movies supplied by employees,can provide a diversion and decrease anxiety and apprehension for patients and their families during visits to the ER,said Emergency Department Manager Adrienne Curran.At the presentation are (from left) registered nurse Jerilyn Town,Curran,registered nurses Greg Caubl and Karla Putnam,nurse tech Bruce Stoll,and auxiliary members Diana Baker,Sally Cherry,Joanne Schwartz and Rose Diezel.
Saturday,January 7,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A d / 5871800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY,STATE OFFLORIDA. GENERALCIVILDIVISION CaseNo.2010-CA-000499-P WELLSFARGOFINANCIAL SYSTEMFLORIDA,INC. Plaintiff, vs. MARCELCAPO;UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFMARCELCAPO; A LBERTOL.GONZALEZ; UNKNOWNOCCUPANTS, TENANTS,OWNERS,AND OTHERUNKNOWN PARTIES,including,ifanamed defendantisdeceased,the personalrepresentatives,the survivingspouse,heirs, devisees,grantees,creditors, andallotherpartiesclaiming by,through,underoragainst thatdefendant,andall claimants,personsorparties, naturalorcorporate,orwhose exactlegalstatusisunknown, claimingunderanyofthe abovenamedordescribed defendants, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE Noticeisherebygiventhat, pursuanttotheOrderorFinal Judgmententeredinthis cause,intheCircuitCourtof MonroeCounty,Florida,Iwill sellthepropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida, describedas: LOT31,BLOCK2,OFCROSS KEYWATERWAYESTATES SECTION2,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 6,ATPAGE60,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA;TOGETHERWITH A MOBILEHOMESITUATED THEREON,DESCRIBEDASA 1990BROA,WITHVEHICLE IDENTIFICATIONNUMBER GAFLL07A20223BM;TITLE NUMBER49266223;RP NUMBERR0363244,WHICH ISAFFIXEDTOTHE A FOREDESCRIBEDREAL PROPERTYAND INCORPORATEDTHEREIN. PropertyAddress: 1492AquaductLane KeyLargo,FL33037 ParcelI.D.:00468472-006300 atpublicsale,tothehighest andbestbidder,forcash,on thestepsoftheOld Courthouse,500Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040at11:00a.m.onJanuary 17th,2012. A NYPERSONCLAIMINGAN INTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY, OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENS,MUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHTHECLERKOF COURTWITHIN60DAYS A FTERTHESALE. DATEDthis22dayof December,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE ClerkofCircuitCourt ByM.Arguez DeputyClerk ENRICOG.GONZALEZ,P.A. A ttorneyatLaw ENRICOG.GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE 6255EastFowlerAvenue TempleTerrace,FL33617 FloridaBar / 861472 813/980-6302 Inaccordancewiththe A mericansWithDisabilities A ct,personsneedingaspecial accommodationtoparticipate inthisproceedingshould contacttheA.D.A.Coordinator notlaterthanseven(7)days priortotheproceedingviathe FloridaRelayServiceat 1-800-955-8771. PublishDecember31,2011; January7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6026700 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonFebruary14,2012 inaccordancetoFlorida StatuteSection713.78for unpaidtowing&storage. FLORIDAKEYSTOWING, INC.reservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids.Allvehicles/vesselsare soldasis. 1.TRAILER NOVIN 2.2010VOLKSWAGEN VIN:3VWJX7AJ9AM009405 PublishJanuary7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 5892100 NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYTHECLERKOF THECIRCUITCOURT NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersignedDANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe17thdayof January,2012at11:00A.M.on THEFRONTSTEPSOFTHE MONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREET,inthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASH,thefollowing describedproperty,situatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: Lots18and19,IMBER SUBDIVISION,accordingto thePlatthereof,asrecordedin PlatBook3,Page174,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida MoreCommonlyKnownAs: 1400East79thStreetOcean, Marathon,FL33050 PursuanttoFINAL JUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina caseinsaidCourt,thestyleof whichis: CharlotteCarpenterMcCurley Plaintiff, VS. PaulaR.Nardone,andP MorganHillastrusteesofthe Hill/NardoneRealtyTrust U/A/DMarch28,2000; MONROECOUNTYTAX COLLECTOR;JohnDoe;Jane Doe Defendant A ndthedocketNumberof whichisNumber 10-CA-000350-M Witnessmyhandandofficial sealofsaidCourtthis16thday ofDecember,2011 DANNYL.KOLHAGE ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,MonroeCounty,Florida By:TAMMYLMARCIEL DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateofthe LisPendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale Publish12/31/11&01/07/12 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5910500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THETWENTIETHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR COLLIERCOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:08-6937-CA CITIMORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff, vs. LOURDESA.SANDERS A /K/ALOURDESSANDERS, etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofan ORDERGRANTING SANCTIONSAGAINST PLAINTIFFenteredbythe CircuitCourtinandforCollier County,Floridaonthe7thday June,2011,andbyvirtueofa WritofExecutionissuedinthe abovestyledcauseonthe19th dayofSeptember,2011,I, RobertP.Peryam,Sheriffof MonroeCounty,Floridahave levieduponandwillofferfor saleandselltothehighest bidderforcash,subjecttoany mortgagesorliensthereon,in themorningonthe1stdayof February,2012,at10:30A.M. atfrontdooroftheMonroe CountyCourthouse,500 WhiteheadSt.,KeyWest,FL 33040,theinterestsof CITIMORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiffinexecution,inthe followingdescribedproperty, subjecttoanyandallother liens,taxes,judgments,or encumbranceswhatsoever: Lot5,Block5,HarborShores Subdivision,asubdivision accordingtotheplatthereof recordedatPlatBook3,Page 44,inthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida (a/k/a202WestCanalDrive, KeyLargo,Florida33037) DATEDthis28thdayof December,2011. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY: RachelleGates,Supervisor CivilProcessDivision Publish12/31/11,01/7/12, 01/14/12,01/21/12 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 5919000 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.: 44-2009-CA-001657-K U.S.BANKNATIONAL A SSOCIATIONASTRUSTEE FORTHELXS2007-12N Plaintiff, v. DONALDNEWCOMB; URSULAR.NEWCOMB;ANY A NDALLUNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMINGBY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND A GAINSTTHEHEREIN NAMEDINDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)WHOARE NOTKNOWNTOBEDEAD ORALIVE,WHETHERSAID UNKNOWNPARTIESMAY CLAIMANINTERESTAS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHERCLAIMANTS;AND TENANT1N/K/AEDWARD RODRIGUEZ Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderofFinal SummaryJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedDecember 14,2011,enteredinCivilCase No.44-2009-CA-001657-Kof theCircuitCourtofthe SixteenthJudicialCircuitinand forMonroeCounty,Florida, whereintheClerkoftheCircuit Courtwillselltothehighest bidderforcashon18thdayof January,2012,at11:00a.m.at thefrontdooroftheMonroe CountyCourthouse,Lester Building,530Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040,relativetothefollowing describedpropertyassetforth intheFinalJudgment,towit: LOT30,AMENDEDPLATOF RIVIERASHORES,FIRST A DDITION,ASUBDIVISION ONTHEISLANDOFKEY WEST,ASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK5,PAGE88, PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. MORECORRECTLY DESCRIBEDAS: LOT30,AMENDEDPLATOF RIVIERASHORES-FIRST A DDN.,ASUBDIVISIONON THEISLANDOFKEYWEST, A SRECORDEDINPLAT BOOK5,PAGE88,PUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA. Commonlyknownas:1730 BAHAMADRIVE,KEYWEST, FL33040 A nypersonclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontact: CherylAlfonso 302FlemingStreet KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-3423 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthis notificationifthetimebefore thescheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. DATEDATKEYWEST, FLORIDATHIS 20 DAYOF December, 2011. SHONTAMCLEOD DANNYL.KOLHAGE CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURTMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PublishDecember31,2011; January7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6052300 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: AlexsAutoWrecking&Parts givesNoticeofForeclosureof Lienandintenttosellthese vehicles on01/18/20129:00 AMat111USHighway1 / 107KeyWest,Florida 33040 pursuanttosubsection 713.78oftheFloridaStatutes. A lexsAutoWrecking&Parts reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 2G2FS22S0S2230190 1995PONTIAC KL1TD56637B077610 2007CHEVROLET PublishJanuary7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 5995400 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIALCIRCUIT OFTHESTATEOFFLORIDA, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.2009-CA-0349-M UCN: 442009CA000349XXXXXX THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLONFKATHEBANKOF NEWYORK,ASTRUSTEE FORTHE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,INC.,ALTERNATIVE LOANTRUST2006-OC8, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-OC8, Plaintiff vs. CARMENA.BOHORQUEZ A /K/AC.ARABELI BOHORQUEZ;CARLOS BOHORQUEZ;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.1;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.2;andALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDEROR A GAINSTANAMED DEFENDANTTOTHIS A CTION,ORHAVINGOR CLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTEREST INTHEPROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED. Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderor SummaryFinalJudgmentof foreclosuredatedDecember 13th,2011,andenteredin CaseNo.2009-CA-0349-M UCN: 442009CA000349XXXXXXof theCircuitCourtinandfor MonroeCounty,Florida, whereinTHEBANKOFNEW YORKMELLONFKATHE BANKOFNEWYORK,AS TRUSTEEFORTHE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,INC.,ALTERNATIVE LOANTRUST2006-OC8, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-OC8isPlaintiffand CARMENA.BOHORQUEZ A /K/AC.ARABELI BOHORQUEZ;CARLOS BOHORQUEZ;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.1;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.2;andALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDEROR A GAINSTANAMED DEFENDANTTOTHIS A CTION,ORHAVINGOR CLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTEREST INTHEPROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED,areDefendants, Iwillselltothehighestandbest bidderforcashattheFront DooroftheMonroeCounty Courthouse,500Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040,atMonroeCounty, Florida,at11:00a.m.onthe 17thdayofJanuary,2012the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidOrderorFinal Judgment,to-wit: LOT6,BLOCK4,LIDA SUBDIVISION,FIRST A DDITION,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOFAS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,PAGE103OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA A NYPERSONCLAIMINGAN INTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY, OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS A FTERTHESALE. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanwithDisabilities Actof1990,personsneeding specialaccommodationto participateinthis proceedingshouldcontact theClerkoftheCourtnot laterthanfivebusinessdays priortotheproceedingatthe MonroeCountyCourthouse. Telephone305-294-4641or 1-800-955-8770viaFlorida RelayService. DatedatKeyWest,Florida,on December16th,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerk,CircuitCourt By:TammyL.Marciel A sDeputyClerk SMITH,HIATT&DIAZ,P.A. A ttorneysforPlaintiff POBOX11438 FortLauderdale,FL 33339-1438 Telephone:(954)564-0071 PublishJanuary7,11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5872100 NOTICEOF REQUESTFORPROPOSALS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS thaton February14,2012at3:00 A A P.M. theMonroeCounty PurchasingOfficewillreceive sealedproposalsforthe following: PALMVILLAPLAYGROUND EQUIPMENTANDSHADE STRUCTUREPROJECT BIGPINEKEY,MONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA RFP-ENG-45-321-2012PUR/CV ScopeofWork: Proposershallincludesite plans,elevationdrawings showingtheproposed playgroundequipmentand shadestructuresdesign,and documentationofproposed manufacturersequipment. Typeanddetailsofequipment areoutlinedintheRequestfor Proposal.Allsitepreparationis tobeincludedinProposers costproposal.Projectcostnot toexceedtwentysixthousand dollars($26,000.00). Apre-proposalconference willbeheldonFebruary1, 2012at10:00a.m.atthe projectsitelocatedatMile Marker30,AvenueBand PalmDrive,BigPineKey, Florida.GeneralContractors areencouragedtobe present. Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat www.demandstar.comOR www.monroecountybids.com orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe MonroeCountyPurchasing OfficelocatedatTheGato Building,1100Simonton Street,Room1-213,KeyWest, Florida.Technicalquestions shouldbedirected, inwriting, totheDirectorofMonroe CountyProjectManagement Department,TheGato Building,1100Simonton Street,Room2-216,KeyWest, Florida33040orbyfacsimileto (305)295-4321.Allanswers willbebyAddenda. Proposersmustsubmita totaloffour(4),two(2) signedoriginalsandtwo(2) completecopies,ofeach Proposal inasealedenvelope markedontheoutside, SealedProposalforPalm VillaPlaygroundEquipment andShadeStructureProject, BigPineKey addressedand delivered,eitherbypersonor bymail,preferablybyspecial delivery,registeredmailto: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4466 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llproposalsmustbereceived bytheCountyPurchasing Officebefore3:00P.M.on February14,2012.Any proposalsreceivedafterthis dateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected.Faxed oremailedproposalswillalso beautomaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed proposalswillbeautomatically rejected.Handdelivered proposalsmayrequesta receipt.Ifsentbymailorby courier,theabove-mentioned envelopeshallbeenclosedin anotherenvelopeaddressedto theentityandaddressstated above.Proposersshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach Proposertoensuretheir proposalisreceivedinatimely fashion. MonroeCountysperformance andobligationtopayunderthis contractiscontingentuponan annualappropriationbythe BoardofCounty Commissioners. A llsubmissionsmustremain validforaperiodofninety(90) daysfromthedateofthe deadlineforsubmissionstated above.TheBoardwill automaticallyrejectthe Responseofanypersonor affiliatewhoappearsonthe convictedvendorlistprepared bytheDepartmentof ManagementServices,Stateof Florida,underSec. 287.133(3)(d),Florida Statutes.MonroeCounty declaresthatallorportionsof thedocumentsandwork papersandotherformsof deliverablespursuanttothis requestshallbesubjectto reusebytheCounty. BidSecurityfortheproposal, payabletoMonroeCounty BoardofCounty Commissionersintheamount offivepercent(5%)ofthe Proposal,mustaccompany eachProposalinaccordance withtheInstructionsto Proposers. A llproposals,includingthe recommendationoftheCounty A dministratorandthe requestingDepartmentHead, willbepresentedtotheBoard ofCountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida,for finalawardingorotherwise. TheBoardreservestherightto rejectanyandallproposals,to A A waiveinformalitiesinanyorall proposals,tore-advertisefor proposals;andtoseparately acceptorrejectanyitemor itemsoftheproposalandto awardand/ornegotiatea contractinthebestinterestof theCounty. DatedatKeyWest,Florida,this 13thdayofDecember,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishJanuary7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6012900 MONROECOUNTYTOURIST DEVELOPMENTCOUNCILDISTRICTADVISORY COMMITTEEMEETINGS DACI willmeeton WednesdayJanuary25,2012 at 3:00p.m. atthe PierHouse Resort inKeyWest. DACII willmeeton Tuesday January24,2012 at 6:00p.m. atthe LowerKeysChamber ofCommerce inBigPineKey. DACIII willmeeton WednesdayJanuary25,2012 at 9:00a.m. atthe HawksCay Resort onDuckKey. DACIV willmeeton Tuesday January24,2012 at 2:00p.m. atthe CheecaLodgeResort in Islamorada. DACV willmeeton Tuesday January24,2012 at 10:00 a.m. atthe HiltonKeyLargo Resort. A llDACmeetingsareopento thepublic. A DAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisabilitywho needsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthese proceedings,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolater thanfive(5)calendardaysprior tothescheduledmeeting;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired, call. PublishJanuary7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5872200 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.CAM10126MR BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. A ARONM.HARBATH; HEATHERA. EDDY-HARBATH;VILLAGE A THAWKSCAYPROPERTY OWNERSASSOCIATION, INC.;HAWKSCAY COMMUNITYASSOCIATION, INC.;UNKNOWNPERSON(S) INPOSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedDecember 13th,2011,andenteredin CaseNo.CAM10126,ofthe CircuitCourtofthe16th JudicialCircuitinandfor MONROECounty,Florida. BANKUNITEDisPlaintiffand A ARONM.HARBATH; HEATHERA. EDDY-HARBATH; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY, VILLAGEATHAWKSCAY PROPERTYOWNERS A SSOCIATION,INC.;HAWKS CAYCOMMUNITY A SSOCIATION,INC.;are defendants.Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashATTHEFRONTDOOR OFTHEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,LESTER BUILDING,AT500 WHITEHEADSTREET,KEY WESTINMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,at11:00a.m.,onthe 18dayofJanuary,2012,the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: RESIDENTIALUNITD-016OF VILLAGEATHAWKSCAY, A CCORDINGTOTHE DECLARATIONOF PROTECTIVECOVENANTS, RESTRICTIONSAND EASEMENTSOFVILLAGEAT HAWKSCAY,A WATERFRONTVACATION HOMEDEVELOPMENT,AS RECORDEDINOFFICIAL RECORDSBOOK1488,AT PAGE190OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA,AND A NYAMENDMENTS THERETO,MORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED BYMETESANDBOUNDSAS FOLLOWS A PARCELOFLANDBEINGA PORTIONOFBLOCK16, INDIESISLAND,DUCK KEY-SECTION1-PART1.A SUBDIVISIONAS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,January 7,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A Is currently interviewing candidates for the following positions: Dont miss the opportunity to join a stable employer and community leader offering a professional work environment and great benefits. Apply in person Monday Thursday 9:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. Located in Key Largo on N. County Rd 905 For a full list of openings & to apply online visit:www.oceanreef.com/employment E.O.E./D.F.W.P. FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER HVAC MECHANIC KITCHEN MECHANIC REVENUE MANAGER SOUS CHEF (SEASONAL) A A A A A A Coral Reef Park Co. John Pennekamp DivisionIs seeking: Reservationist Snorkel Boat Dive Master Scuba Instructor (Padi Certified) Snorkel Boat Captain (Must be Dive Master Certified) Kayak Guide / Water Craft Supervisor (Preferably paddle sports industries certified)Pickup Applications at Rangers Station (305-451-6301) A A A A 5,PAGE82,INSECTION21, TOWNSHIP65SOUTH, RANGE34EAST,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,ANDBEINGMORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED BYMETESANDBOUNDSAS FOLLOWS: COMMENCINGATTHE CENTERLINE INTERSECTIONOFGOLF COURSEDRIVEANDDUCK KEYDRIVEOFSAIDPLAT, BEARNORTH66DEGREES 56MINUTES00SECONDS EAST,ALONGTHE CENTERLINEOFGOLF COURSEDRIVEANDTHE NORTHEASTERLY EXTENSIONTHEREOF,FOR A DISTANCEOF604.44 FEET,TOAPOINT,THENCE BEARSOUTH09DEGREES 12MINUTES00SECONDS WEST,FORADISTANCEOF 24.00FEET,TOAPOINT, SAIDPOINTTOBEKNOWN A STHEPOINTOF BEGINNINGOFTHEPARCEL OFLANDHEREINAFTER DESCRIBED;THENCEBEAR SOUTH22DEGREES50 MINUTES21SECONDS EAST,FORADISTANCEOF 60.77FEET,TOAPOINT; THENCEBEARSOUTH67 DEGREES16MINUTES35 SECONDSWEST,FORA DISTANCEOF20.29FEET, TOAPOINT;THENCEBEAR NORTH22DEGREES43 MINUTES36SECONDS WEST,FORADISTANCEOF 60.79FEET,TOAPOINT; THENCEBEARNORTH67 DEGREES20MINUTES15 SECONDSEAST,FORA DISTANCEOF20.17FEET, BACKTOTHEPOINTOF BEGINNING.CONTAINING A NAREAOF1229.68 SQUAREFEET,MOREOR LESS. A personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60days afterthesale. Datedthis16thdayof December,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt ByTammyL.Marciel A sDeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwith disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto particiateincourtproceedingor event,youareentitled,atno costtoyou,totheprovisionof certainassistance.Please contactCherylAlfonso,302 FlemingStreet,KeyWest,FL 33040,(305)292-3423,atleast 7daysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,or immediatelyuponreceiving thisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days; ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 PublishDecember31,2011; January7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6027100INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.11-CP-264-K LowerKeys INRE:ESTATEOF JOSEPHFERRAINO Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJosephFerraino,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas A ugust28,2011,andthelast fourdigitsofwhosesocial securitynumberare7565,is pendingintheCircuitCourtfor MonroeCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddress ofwhichis500Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040.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. A A Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisJanuary7,2012. PersonalRepresentative: EleanoraK.Herzog 608VerbeniaSt. SatelliteBeach,Florida32937 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative RichardE.Warner A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: FloridaBarNumber:283134 RICHARDEWARNER,P.A. P.O.Box501317 12221OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 Telephone:(305)743-6022 Fax:(305)743-6216 E-Mail: richardrewarnerlaw.com PublishJanuary7,14,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6033100 NOTICEOFREQUESTFOR QUALIFICATIONS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,hereby requestssealedStatementsof Qualificationsfromartistsor individualsinterestedin submittingartwork,andon March1,2012at3:00P.M. the MonroeCountyPurchasing Officewillopensealed StatementsofQualificationsfor thefollowing: ARTINPUBLICPLACES BIANNUALREQUEST MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFQ-ART-61-305-2012PUR/CV Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat www.demandstar.comOR www.monroecountybids.com orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe MonroeCountyPurchasing OfficelocatedatTheGato Building,1100Simonton Street,Room1-213,KeyWest, Florida.Questionsshouldbe directed,inwriting,toElizabeth Young,ExecutiveDirector, FloridaKeysCouncilofthe A rts,viaemaildirectorkeysarts.com;bymail toFloridaKeysCouncilofthe A rts,1100SimontonStreet, KeyWest,FL33040orbyfaxto (305)295-4372ORtoDonna Bosold,Chair,MonroeCounty A rtinPublicPlacesviaemaildonna.bosoldatt.net.All answerswillbebyAddenda. A rtistswhowishtobe consideredmustindicatetheir interestbysubmitting two(2) signedanddatedoriginal setsofthewrittenmaterials plusfive(5)copiesandone (1)setofvisualmaterials ina sealedenvelopemarkedonthe outside, SealedMaterialsfor BiannualRFQforArtin PublicPlaces addressedand delivered,eitherbypersonor bymail,preferablybyspecial delivery,registeredmailto: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4466 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llrequiredmaterialsmustbe receivedbytheCounty PurchasingOfficebefore3:00 P.M.onMarch1,2012.Any proposalsreceivedafterthis dateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected.Faxed oremailedproposalswillalso beautomaticallyrejected. DatedatKeyWest,Florida,this 4thdayofJanuary,2012. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishJanuary7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.6033200 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-2011-CP-116-P DivisionProbate INRE:ESTATEOF LEONARDM.ROBERTS, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofLEONARDM.ROBERTS, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasSeptember17,2011;File Number44-2011-CP-116-P,is pendingintheCircuitCourtfor MonroeCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddress ofwhichis88820Overseas Highway,PlantationKey,FL 33070.Thenamesand addressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons A A havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeis : January7,2012. MARSHALLKAPLAN PersonalRepresentative 17821SW84Ave PalmettoBay,FL33157 UrbanJ.W.Patterson A ttorneyforPersonal Representative FloridaBarNo.382035 URBANJ.W.PATTERSON, P.A. P.O.BOX783 ISLAMORADA,FL33036 Telephone:305-664-5065 PublishJanuary7,14,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 6000900 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousnameof College ofMarineMammal Professions locatedat 58091 OverseasHighway, inthe Countyof Monroe, intheCity of GrassyKey Florida33050 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. DolphinResearchCenter, Inc. PublishJanuary7,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A BUSYBAITSHOPlookingfor Energeticself-starter. Experienceandhonestyaplus. Willtraintherighthonest person.Applyinperson3740 OverseasHwy,Marathon. CONCRETEINSPECTORS Noexperiencenecessary,will traintherightperson.Fl. driverslic.andbackground checkrequired.Paybasedon exp.PreferMarathonresident. Callforapplication,743-5555 EXPERIENCEDPAINTER Goodattitude,musthavecar. Carpentryandconcrete experienceaplus. (305)849-0293 NAILTECH,ESTHETICIAN& HAIRDRESSER forGioias Hair&NailSaloninMarathon. Rent,salary,commission,all optionspossibleCall289-0014 NeededResponsible ReliableLubricationTech& SanitationEngineer including lightMechanicalduties. REQUIRED:Driverslicense. REQUIRED:Nodopersor drunks.Seriousinquiriesonly. 2525OverseasHwy,Marathon PHOTOGRAPHERP/T OurKWbusinessisgrowing! Wearelookingforawedding specialtyphotographerto handleoverflowforus.Expdor areallygoodamateurlooking tolearn.Youmusthavedigital SLRcameraw/flash.Exc.pay perwedding. Applyon-line only: wedding.photographer.wantedgmail.com.Please attachrecentphotos. VeterinaryTechnician needed,compassionateanimal loverwithgoodpeopleskills neededforbusypracticein Marathon.Fulltime,mustbe abletoworkeveningsand weekends.Experience preferred.Goodwagesand benefits.CallMarathon VeterinaryHospitalat 305-743-7099. A A CommunityHealthofSouth Florida,Inc.(CHI),private non-profitcorp.,has3positions for: DentalAssistant,F/T; PharmacueticalTechF/T; RN,P/T atourMarathon Center.Competitivesalary& excellentbenefits.E.O.E. A pplyinperson,email,callor faxresumeto:CHI,10300SW 216St.,Miami,Fl33190; Phone(305)252-4872;Fax (305)254-4987oremail THamiltonhcnetwork.org.
Saturday,January 7,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT), is seeking 2 Trail Rangers to perform trail maintenance and operational duties.Ability to operate and maintain landscaping and miscellaneous field equipment. Ability/skill to operate and pull trailers a must. Duties to include, but not limited to, mowing, cleaning and maintaining trail, and daily trash pickup. Trail Ranger to work independently and with others. Position requires daily contact with co-workers, community, and recreational users. Reporting location Key Largo and Islamorada. Work area is from Key Largo to Key West. Extensive driving requires valid driver's license. This is a non-benefit position. It is an outside, 4-day work week of 10 hour days. Some weekends and evenings may be required. Must submit State of Florida job application (resume can be attached but is not required) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to 3 La Croix Court, Key Largo, FL 33037, or fax 305-853-3574. For more information call 305-853-3571. Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, January 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m. TRAIL RANGERS A A A A A A LOGO 86268 Error: 1 86268 2 x 3.0 (42.5098) 632517 BOOKKEEPER FOREST TEK LUMBER>> K0260GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS 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. ADMISSION COORDINATORExceptional Living, Exceptional PeoplePlantation Key Nursing Center is seeking full time Admission Coordinator. Must have good people and customer service skills, computer knowledge a must, detail orientated, Bilingual a plus. To apply for the position, please submit your resume and salary requirements to email@example.com NOWHIRING A A A A A A A A REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES RN We are searching for an energetic individual to provide clinical oversight to Plantation Key Nursing center skilled within Monroe County.Job responsibilities include,but are not limited to QA,auditing charts/ MDS/ triple check and acting as a resource consultant to facility DON etc...The qualified applicant will maintain a FL RN license with a strong LTC regulatory background. Previous DON or Regional Consultant experience is required.CDONA certification is desirable. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.This position requires hands on approach, in addition to working with the DON of center. Please submit your resume and letter of interest to:terr firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/AA Drug Free Workplace Level 2 Live Scan / e-Verification. A A A A A A DIETARY AIDExceptional Living, Exceptional PeoplePlantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier, is seeking a full time Dietary Aid. We offer a benefits program. To apply for the position, please submit your resume to email@example.com NOWHIRING RECEPTIONISTExceptional Living, Exceptional PeoplePlantation Key Nursing Center is seeking full time Receptionist. Must have great customer service skills, phone educate, computer knowledge a must, able to multitask. To apply for the position, please submit your resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org NOWHIRING A A A A Now accepting applications for:Cook Servers Banquet Houseman Front Office Manager PT SecurityWe offer competitive wages.To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: A A A A LOGO 86357 Error: 1 86357 2 x 5.0 (70.8627) 625036 ACCOUNTING CLERK ISLAMORADA FISH CO. K0280RESTAURANTS/BARS/HOTELS 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. LOGO 86440 Error: 1 86440 2 x 3.0 (42.5098) 628734 OCEAN POINTE VARIOUS PROVIDENT MANAGEMEN K0280RESTAURANTS/BARS/HOTELS Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 A A A A ADMINISTRATIVEASST. ExperiencedAdmin.Asst. neededtosupportmgmnt.staff atKeyLargoresort.Good communication&organization skills,MSOfficeproficiency, HRknowledgerequired. Bilingualpreferred.Please submitresumeto: keysemployeryahoo.com. EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPersonFrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. FRONTDESKCLERK Variedschedule,appx35hrs perweek Somecomputer knowledge.Englishspeaking. Call743-5246orapplyin person7050O/SHwy,Mthn. A A GOODLIFEORGANICJUICE BAR&DELI hiringCounter Person&AssistantManager. A pplyinperson,51870 OverseasHwy,Marathon. A A Housekeeperneededfor16 unitmotelinmiddleKeys withhousingavailableforone persononly.Mustbeexp.and havereferences.Non-smoker only.305-393-2238ore-mail resumetolongkeygalaol.com IMMEDIATEHIRINGDiningRoomCaptainsBreakfastServersDinnerFoodRunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforappointment. RESORTHELP ImmediateopeningsFrontDeskReservations Marathon797-1707 SERVERS F/T,P/T,daysandevenings. Pleaseapplyduringbusiness hours, KeyColonyInn, KeyColonyBeach. Come work in our AIR CONDITIONED KITCHENA 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:Apply @ Restaurant Administrative Office 81532 Overseas Hwy., MM 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, Fl 33036 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace Accounting Clerk Flexible Schedules (AM/PM Available), Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K, & Holidays) We are looking for experienced candidates to join our professional team. We offer health insurance,401K and friendly working environment. We are looking for exceptional people to fill the following positions.Apply in person at 500 Burton Drive,Suite 5216,MM 92.5 Tavernier,FL 33070 or fax resume to (305) 853-5109 We are an Equal Opportunity EmployerFT Front Desk Agent PT Night Auditor FT Room Attendants AND FT Administrative Assistant Experienced admin asst needed to support mgmt staff at Key Largo resort.Good communication & organization skills, MS Office proficiency,HR knowledge required. Bilingual preferred. BOOK KEEPINGForest Tek Lumberis now accepting applications for fulltime employment in our book keeping department. Must be familiar with A/P, A/R and general ledger. Experience with notice to owners and collections a plus. Applicant must posses superior computer skills, be dependable and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Benefits include competitive pay, insurance, vacation and sick pay and paid holidays. Please fax resumes to 305.852.1768 or e-mail to ChuckS@KeysLumber.com. E.O.E.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,January 7,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 We are looking for a great candidate to fill the following position.Apply in person at 500 Burton Drive,Suite 5216, MM 92.5 Tavernier,FL 33070or fax resume to (305) 853-5109We are an Equal Opportunity EmployerJanitorAbility to work outdoors required.Qualified candidate will be responsible for the upkeep of public areas. A A LOGO 86402 Error: 1 86402 1 x 2.0 (28.3333) 612347 FREDS BEDS FREDS BEDS>> K0590MISCELLANEO U A A A A A A A A TAVERNIER TOWN CENTER:Built Out OB/GYN Clinic2,346 SF, established location, next to Hospital Built Out Restaurant Prime location! Built Out Ice Cream Parlor: Located directly next to B&B Theaters Retail Spaces 850 4,200 SF Commodore Realty 305-365-2600 A A A A A A LOGO Dummy010 Error: 1 Dummy0105-15:43:02 4 x 3.0 (42.3529) Dummy Dummy A A WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiring:ServersBarBackBusserFoodRunner A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A A AExperiencedCarpenter/ Handymanof25years,inall phasesofrepairsand remodeling, lookingto relocatetotheKeysfromNorth Carolina.Lookingforthat certainsomeonewhomaybein needofmyservicesaswellas aplacetoliveformyselfandmy wifeof25years.Readyto moveasearlyasApril2012. CallWilliamat(828)312-1929 chopkicharter.net AAExperiencedCarpenter/ Handymanof25years,inall phasesofrepairsand remodeling, lookingto relocatetotheKeysfromNorth Carolina.Lookingforthat certainsomeonewhomaybein needofmyservicesaswellas aplacetoliveformyselfandmy wifeof25years.Readyto moveasearlyasApril2012. CallWilliamat(828)312-1929 chopkicharter.net 100TonLicensedBoat CaptainLookingForWork. Cleancut,dependable& punctual.Capt.MikeSpurlock, BigPine.970-260-5443 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 PRIVATECOLLECTOR SEEKINGWOODCARVINGS BYCHRISDUBE ph561-324-9778 buffet49bellsouth.net A A ANNUALGALWAYBAY MULTI-FAMILYYARDSALE Satonly,1/7,8amto11am. 1361O/SHwy,Marathon. Lotsofgoodstuff! BIGYARDSALE 706CopaDOro,Flamingo Island,Mrthn.Lotsoffishing& boatstuff,tools,misc.Pressure washer(BRWN.A512ga3in.) Sat.,Jan7th,8-2. MM58GrassyKey neighborhoodsale Guns,knives,ammo,fishing tackle,boatingequip,kayak, canoe.500pcs.Costume j ewelry,nautical,tools, furniture,antiques,20carousel horses,manequinparts,turbo chargedSubaruBaja,lawn furnitureandmuchmore Sat7am,Sun8am. 57733 MORTONST. 305-849-4113 SatJan7at8am;30010thSt, KCB. Pull-downstairs,queen bedroomsuite,twinbed, lamps,printers,household items,bedding,andmuchmore A A PIANO YAMAHA,MODEL P22.Darkoak,upright, excellentcondition!Great Christmasgift. $2500.Buyer mustmove.305-394-0873 PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 A A BIGTORCHKEY,MM25 Seasonalfurnished,orlong termunfurn.2/2.Deepwater dock.$dependsonterms. 305-457-9804 KEYLARGO,N.3/2, concrete home.A/C,lgscreenroom, accordianshutters,HOpk w/dock,tikihutandramp. $1400/mo $500sec.Lawn serv.inc.305-394-1150 KNIGHTSKEY,MM47 Beautiful3/2. Drive-by16KyleWaySouth. $1500permonth. Call305-725-7655. A AMARATHON2BR,2BA newlyrenovatedhome. GulfstreamBlvd.GreatYard. Nopets,F/L/S.$1400/mo. A dditionalBR/BAavailablefor extra$350/mo.802-793-2288 AAMARATHON2BR,2BA newlyrenovatedhome. GulfstreamBlvd.GreatYard. Nopets,F/L/S.$1400/mo. AdditionalBR/BAavailablefor extra$350/mo.802-793-2288 Marathon 3br,3ba,2masters. Screenedpool.200wide canal.Dockageforupto3 boats.CocoPlumarea.$2800, minus$300forelectric,$2500 monthly,yearly.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 A A MARATHON1BR,Park ModelRV .Flaroom,30dock, air,furnished.$1100/mo.,plus lotfee&util.305-289-0540 MARATHON large1BR, w/addl10x24enclosedroom. Everything furn,incl.WiFi, cable,gatedcommty,security. PetsOK.$855/mo.289-1024 MM106-3BR/2.5BA KeyLargo,PetsOK, Fencedbackyard. $2000permo.F/L/S. Call305-451-4502 3BR/2BAGORGEOUSBAY VIEW. KeyLargoVillage.2 marinas&privatebeach.Furn. A llUtil.incl.Avail.monthlyDec -Apr.CallDino,954-647-2576 A A ACUTELARGE,CLEAN1BD APT overlookingcanal.Close tobeach&highschoolin Marathon.Petok.$900/mo. 305-481-7554 AMOVEINNOWfrom$250 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 KEYCOLONYBEACH,9TH St .2/2,groundlevel,fullsize W/D,37dock.AvailableJan 15th.305-289-0064 LITTLETORCHKEYMM28 Furneffcy,foronefragracefree person.Longterm. $650/mo,utilitiesincluded $400deposit.872-4042 MARATHON1BR,1BA, at937107thSt.Unfurnished, nicearea.$950/mo., util. F/L/S.Avail2/1/12.Call305743-9644forappt,M-F,9-5. MARATHON 1BRinonehalfduplex. $775/mo.F/L/S.Pleasecall 743-2300. MARATHON2BR,1BA waterfrontunfurnduplex .All tile,W/Dhkup,dockage.Bike tobeach!$1150/mo,F/L,$500 sec.dep.718-428-1374 MARATHON2BR,2BA on canal,furnorunfurn,W/D. $2200/moinclutil.1st&lastmo rentreqd.305-879-5004or 305-879-6666 MARATHON Efficiency.Tiledfloors,big yard.$600/mo utilities. 305-797-9132 MARATHONSTUDIO 20dockage,A/C,fullkitchen, fullbath,tiled.$850/mo util MM48.561-212-6563 MARATHONSTUDIOAPT. Furnished.Water&electric included.Nopets.$900/mo F/L/S.743-0404 MARATHONSTUDIO DUPLEXAPT .Openwater views,canalfront/dockage. 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WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JANUARY 7,2012 SECTION C Flagler Railroad 100th AnniversarySpecial Section100 years later,trains legacy remainsHenry Morrison Flagler neither created nor discovered the Florida Keys. Yet after Flagler gave his famous instructions to his railroad builders Go to Key West the islands would be forever and irreversibly altered. Enriched by a mostly successful business career capped by his stewardship of the Standard Oil monolith, Flagler, in his 50s, turned to building resorts along Floridas east coast and running the Florida East Coast Railway so vacationers could reach them. Flagler held a shipping business as part of his personal empire. The canny industrialist realized his railroad needed to reach Key West as the U.S. port closest to the Panama Canal, under construction in roughly the same timeframe as the Key West Extension of his railroad. Building a railroad across more than 100 miles over swamp, thickly wooded islands and, most dauntingly, seemingly unbridgeable miles of open ocean had occurred to Flagler years before, said Jerry Wilkinson, founder and president of the Upper Keys Historical Preservation Society. Corporate records show Flagler raised the topic at an 1893 board meeting, three years before the Florida East Coast Railway had reached the fledgling community that would become Miami. How would he have that vision? Wilkinson, a Flagler re-enactor, still wonders. Construction began on the Key West Extension in 1905. Seven years and millions of dollars later, Flagler, on Jan. 22, 1912, rode his own railcar all the way through the Keys (although final construction on the railroad would last several more years). The railroad connected the Keys to the mainland for the first time, Monroe County Public Library historian Tom Hambright said. That probably never would have happened had it not been for Henry Flagler. It took his private money to do that. Who else could? No one could come close. Key West gave travelers a destination but the Southernmost City already was known. It was the third-largest city in Florida in 1905 with a vibrant cigar industry and military installations. Key West was a boom town, Hambright said. The railroad opened the Keys to civilization and enterprise, Wilkinson said. Eventually the road was going to be built, but Flaglers railroad got a lot of the work done for the road. If nothing else, the railroad probably moved Keys society a step forward by about 20 years, Wilkinson said. Where would the water pipeline and electric lines gone if they couldnt hang them off Flaglers bridges? Wilkinson speculated the cost of building U.S. 1 without Flaglers advance work would have made it an expensive drive. The highway toll would have been much higher and lasted a lot longer.Commerce growsMarathon largely evolved as a railroad work camp, later becoming a major freight and passenger port for shipping commerce with Cuba. Hundreds of railroad cars laden with pineapples, molasses and sugar rolled off ships and onto a long railroad pier extend-Henry Flagler rode into Key West Jan. 22, 1912By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Railroad,2C Historian recounts lifelong loveThe Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railways Key West Extension, by Seth Bramson. The History Press. 160 pages. In the wee hours of the morning, Miami author Seth Bramson took a phone call that still gives him shivers nearly 25 years later. The avowed railroad fanatic and historian was appearing on a Miami radio talk show; the subject was Miami history, and a caller phoned in and asked to speak to Bramson. In that soft, sweet Florida cracker accent, a voice said: Hello Mr. Bramson, my name is Margaret Grutzbach, and we came [to Miami] in 1906 when I was 6 years old. Thus began an odyssey recounted in Bramsons latest book, The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railways Key West Extension.As Bramson discovered live while on the air withGrutzbach, she was the daughter of Frank Rogers Henry Flaglers chief steward on the construction of the Key West Extension. Her father was the first railroad official to greet Flagler when the first train arrived in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912.And then, on that radio show, Grutzbach delivered the stunner: She had kept her fathers journals and his photos taken during construction. Recalling that moment more than 25 years later, Bramsons voice takes on a hurried and excited pace, recreating the excitement he felt at the stunning news delivered in the wee hours of that 11 p.m.-5 a.m. call-in radio program.Some of those photos along with other memorabilia from the Florida East Coast Railways early history are on loan from Bramson and part of an exhibit at the Key West Art and Historical Society at the Custom House, 281 Front St.The exhibit opens on Jan. 22 marking the 100th anniversary of Flaglers arrival on the first train to reach the Southernmost City. Bramson will deliver a lecture on the remarkable story of Flagler and the railroad he took to the sea in a talk sponsored by the Friends of the Key West Library. That presentation is on Jan. 23 at The Studios of Key West (for a complete list of Flagler centennial events, go to 4C). Bramson, a college professor and author (he teaches history at Florida International University and Barry University) confesses a lifelong love of railroads. He came to Miami in 1947 and remembers accompanying his father to the Buena Vista Yard, which was the main railroads hub near downtown Miami. For three years, every Sunday my father and I would visit the yard and climb all over the steam locomotives. And not once did anyone ever chase us away or ask what we were doing there, he said. Bramson never forgot that early fascination with railroads and in May 1957 walked into the F.E.C. ticket office in downtown Miami and asked for timetables. Thats how it all started.Big collectionFifty-six years later, he describes himself as the senior collector of F.E.C. railways, Florida transportation memorabilia, Miami memorabilia and Floridiana in America. Among his prized possessions: The only bridge builders plate from the old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon. He also has nearly a dozen railroad uniforms complete with the original buttons and insignia, along with two dozen passenger train hats worn by the various crew members. He also has thousands of other historic artifacts and memorabilia a private collection larger than the holdings kept by the state museum or even those owned by the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The history professor proudly says that he holdsBramson opens exhibit,speaks in Key WestBy WAYNE MARKHAMwmarkham@keynoter.comFLAGLER CENTENNIAL See History,3CMarathon was key construction siteThere are plenty of stories about how Marathon got its name. Historian and author Dan Gallagher says the real story is far better than any of the made-up ones.In his book Floridas Great Ocean Railway: Building the Key West Extension, he gives credit for the name to New York playwright Witter Bynner, who came to Key Vaca at the invitation of J.R. Parrott, who happened to be Florida East Coast Railway president and general manager. Parrot invited Bynner on a trip to the Keys to plot stations for the railroad, Gallagher writes When asked to generate a name for the station at Key Vaca, Bynner proposed the name Marathon, inspired by a passage from Byron: The mountains look on Marathon and Marathon looks on the sea. In a recent interview, Gallagher reveals another bit of sleuthing hes turned up about this period in Marathons earliest days: Bynner stayed at the Marathon Hotel, which was the only hostelry in the Middle Keys in 1907.Its long gone, of course, but it would have been located just beyond where the Marathon Yacht Club now sits on 33rd Street bayside.Indeed, without railroad magnate Henry Flaglers grand vision, Marathon would not have even existed.Few remember that for a period in the early 1900s, Marathon was the southernmost passenger and shipping port in the U.S., Gallagher said. Flaglers engineers built a mile-long dock off Knights Key with a steamer and train terminal that handled massive numbers of ships and goods between Marathon and Cuba. No one alive remembers seeing Boot Key Harbor filled with nearly 100 construction vessels, or when Hog Key was the site of the biggest machine shop and marine repair center ever seen in the Keys, Gallagher writes. From 1908 to 1916, Marathon was headquarters for Flaglers Key West Extension Construction Division, headed by William J. Krome, who remained as chief engineer for the Florida East Coast Railway until 1919. Construction workers were initially housed in tents built at Pull-AndBe-Dammed Creek, which is now known as Vaca Cut. The first storeShipping hub and rail head preceded K.W.Keynoter StaffFLAGLER CENTENNIAL See Marathon,3C
KeysNet.com LAttitudes 2C Saturday,January 7,2012 Museum shows Speedway exhibitionOnce called the Eighth Wonder of the World, Henry Flaglers railroad that went to sea is the focus of the Key West Art and Historical Societys main exhibit. Flaglers Speedway to Sunshine has its official opening Jan. 22 at the Custom House, 281 Front St., Key West. The exhibit introduces the Florida East Coast Railway workers, cooks, doctors, wives and children who came to Key West to build the Key West Extension, helping to create a marvel of modern engineering. Several renderings and artifacts from the museums permanent collection and Florida East Coast Railway memorabilia from collector Seth Bramson are on display, including a Florida East Coast Railway conductors uniform, right down to the original cap and uniform buttons. China, silver and serving pieces are displayed along with several menus, Havana Special stationery used in the lounge cars, and the original bridge plate from the old Seven Mile Bridge, dating back to 1911. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 295-6616.Original silver,china on displayFLAGLER CENTENNIALing into the Atlantic Ocean, near what is now the 33rd Street area. Manufactured goods went to Cuba. It was no accident that the Key West Extension had the same railroad track gauge as Cuba, Hambright noted. By the late 1920s, Marathon pioneer William Parrish created a commercial fishing industry by turning railroad buildings into fish houses and docking fishing boats where steamships once tied up. Dan Gallagher, a Middle Keys historian, said: Best of all, there was a train to take fish to market. The railroad hastened the demise of the Keys agricultural economy (which gave Plantation Key its name) but business already was in decline, Keys historians said. The mainstay pineapple plantations in the Upper Keys had been hurt by a 1909-10 blight, Wilkinson said. Cubas pineapples were better and cheaper, Hambright said. Keys farmers tried switching to winter vegetables, but farmers in Dade County beat them to it since they had new access to railroad shipping, too. The railroad carried a lot of stuff into and out of the Keys but most of the business was with Cuba, Wilkinson said. There was a limit on how much the railroad could move effectively within the Keys. The Keys railroad enjoyed a heyday of only about two decades. The system was financially hurting before the 1935 Labor Day hurricane destroyed it. Not all predictions came true. Flagler predicted Key West would have a population of 50,000 by 1930, Hambright said. It didnt make any significant change in the population.Cutting edgeThe Depression and collapse of both the cigar industry and Cuban trade sent Key Wests population into a tailspin. The local joke was that after the railroad came, it was the first good way to get off the island, Hambright said. Still, many ramifications of the Key West Extension remain a century later. One of the first U.S. Navy air stations was built on Key Wests Trumbo Point in 1918, on land rented from the railroad. The railroad also made it easier for the military to reach Key West. That was pretty new stuff then, Hambright said. Aviation was only about 10 years old at the time. So we might not have the Key West Naval Air Station if not for Flagler. Massive filling of wetlands and using dirt to close natural gaps between the islands affected the environment. It created big dams in places and probably caused a lot of wildlife destruction, Wilkinson said. We probably havent seen the end of the environmental effects. Maybe Hurricane Wilma [in 2005] wouldnt have caused so much damage if the surge had been able to flow around the islands in a natural pattern. Amajor project related to the recent construction of the new Jewfish Creek Bridge was removing fill in Lake Surprise to restore the natural water exchange. But the Seven Mile Bridge and the other remaining oceanic spans from the last century also remind what can be accomplished with manual labor and primitive construction equipment. It was cutting-edge engineering and an incredible undertaking, Hambright said. There was nothing here but mud. They brought in thousands of workers every year, had to give them a place to live and bring fresh water from the Everglades. Everything they needed equipment, cement from Germany, rock from New York all had to be brought in. It had to get here at the right time in an era with no cell phones or computers. Its amazing. the distinction since 1996 of being one of two official company historians for an American railway (the other concentrates on Union Pacific history). Bramson gets upset whenever others write about the Florida East Coast Railway and make a common first-timers mistake, erroneously referring to it as the Florida East Coast Railroad. Its railway always has been and a historian like Bramson is quick to call out any transgressors. He also takes issue with the many stories told about the Labor Day 1935 hurricane and the railroad pulling up stakes. The truth of the matter: The company had been in bankruptcy since 1931, and economic conditions were such the passenger traffic and freight traffic no longer justified the cost of maintaining the Key West Extension, he said. After the 1935 storm hit, the company did restore 40 miles of shoo-fly track (i.e., temporary track) and used that to remove its rolling stock cars and engines from the Keys. They didnt get it back by putting it on a car ferry, Bramson explains, adding that the Port of Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale didnt have car ferry docks until sometime later. That and many other anecdotes of history and how Flaglers vision helped reshape the Keys will be shared with audiences at Bramsons three Keys appearances during the Flagler 100th anniversary observances. For more information, go to www.FlaglerKeys100.comRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. The Devil Inside (R):1:25,4:30,7:45,and 9:55p.m. War Horse (PG-13):12:50,3:50,7:00,and 10:15p.m. We Bought a Zoo (PG):1:15,4:15,7:15,and 10:00p.m. Girl With Dragon Tattoo (R):1:00,4:20,and 7:40p.m. Mission:Impossible (PG-13):1:10,4:10,7:20,and 10:10p.m. Sherlock Holmes (PG-13):1:05,4:05,7:10,and 10:05p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 My Week With Marilyn R:2:00,4:15,6:30,and 8:45p.m. The Descendants R:1:45,4:00,6:15,and 8:30p.m. Being Elmo: PG:4:00pm Gainsbourg :A Heroic Life:1:30,6:00,and 8:30p.m. Hotel Rwanda PG-13:6:00pmMarathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 My Week With Marilyn R:Weekdays:7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 War Horse (PG-13):1:15,4:35,and 7:40p.m. We Bought a Zoo (PG):1:05,4:05,6:50,and 9:35p.m. The Girl With Dragon Tattoo (R)1:10,4:30,and 7:50p.m. Mission:Impossible (PG-13):1:00,4:00,7:00,and 10:00p.m. Sherlock Holmes (PG-13):1:20,4:10,7:05,and 9:55p.m. Keys Movie Times Marathon Community Cinema Coming Soon 1/13 Sherlock HolmesPG-13Showtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00 & 9:30 Sat & Sun 2:00, 7:00 & 9:30 Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh Phone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now Available Rated: R my week with MERILYN Tavernier Towne 91298 Overseas Highway, Bayside 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070NOWALLDIGITAL! Check movies and show times at our WEBSITEwww.bbtheatres.comor to call our 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLINE853-7003 Groundwork laid for the futureFrom Railroad,1C Henry Flaglers train car arrives in Key West on Jan.22,1912.The next day,a parade through the city celebrated the landmark achievement. Henry Flagler sits by tracks at one of the Florida Keys railroad stations,apparently waiting for the train to arrive.Accuracy firstFrom History,1C KEYSNET.COM
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Monroe County Public Works Signs Unlimited D&D Seafood Famunda Seafood M&M Seafood appeared in Marathon in 1909, a commissary for the F.E.C. workers, Gallagher writes. Also, that month, the first post office was established in Marathon. In those days, Marathon even had a Broadway, Gallagher notes. It was a wooden boardwalk that connected the major buildings built near the wye track, near what is now 33rd Street bayside. On Jan. 22, 1908, passenger trains began running on a regular schedule from Miami to the Knights Key Dock, Gallagher notes, adding: This was four years before the rail line would reach Key West. This quote from Marathon: Heart of the Key West Extension captures the bustle: By mid-1909, the town of Marathon was a community of the professional engineers, accountants and upper management of the F.E.C. Railway. Many had private houses. Electric lights were everywhere, the sewage system was complete, and toilets and showerhouses were working. The new mess hall served meals, and visits slept in a comfortable hotel. There were daily steamer trips from Knights Key Dock to Key West, and weekend trips to Havana. Special excursions also came down from Miami to Marathon for day and overnight visits at a round trip cost of $1 per person. Marathon would have been developed a whole lot slower, Gallagher said. There was actually nothing here, no buildings or people at all, until Flagler built the infrastructure. By the late 1920s, Marathon pioneer William Parrish created a commercial fishing industry by turning railroad buildings into fish houses and docked fishing boats where steamships once tied up. Best of all, Gallagher said, there was a train to take fish to market. All that changed, of course, by 1935 when the Labor Day hurricane changed the course of Keys history and ended the life of the Key West Extension.Marathon was a base campFrom Marathon,3C Kegs of beer are among the goods that came through the Marathon construction docks. This is the Marathon Hotel,the Middle Keysonly public lodging back in 1907.At the time,Marathon was the main base for construction of the Key West Extension.Commu n itywide book read ho n ors FlaglerLast Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean, by Les Standiford. Three Rivers Press. 288 pages.Last Train to Paradise author Les Standiford is the inaugural guest for the 2012 One Island One Book program at the Key West library.Standiford, who heads the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University, will speak at the library on Feb. 27. His book about Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railways monumental engineering feat was picked as part of the islands 100th anniversary observances of the trains arrival in Key West.Flagler rode the first passenger train into the Southernmost City on Jan. 22, 1912, an event that historians later characterized as lifechanging for the island city.Im very much honored to have LTTPchosen as this years One Island One Book, Standiford said. Ive been in love with the Keys and Key West since my first visit nearly 30 years ago. Writing the book was a joy and the warm reception it has received from Conchs and non-Conchs alike has been especially gratifying.The library, 710 Fleming St., is hosting an online read-along as part of the program. Beginning Jan. 22, all are invited to start reading Last Train to Paradise and post their comments to the One Island One Book blog at www.oneislandone book.blogspot.com The schedule calls for reading about 50 pages a week, finishing up the week before Standiford will be at the library. The author will also do a book signing at Key West Island Books, 513 1/2 Fleming St., on Feb. 26.One Island One Book marks its third year in 2012. Previous programs have focused on The Last Resort by Alison Lurie (2011) and To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway (2010).For more information about One Island One Book, check the blog at www.oneislandonebook .blogspot.com or contact Kris Neihouse, circulation librarian, at neihouse-kris@ monroecounty-fl.gov or 292-3595Library hosts the author of Last TrainFLAGLER CENTENNIAL
KeysNet.com LAttitudes 4C Saturday,January 7,2012 Virtually the entire Florida Keys will participate in 100th anniversary events that commemorate Henry Flaglers arrival on the first train to Key West on Jan. 22, 1912. Heres a partial schedule, starting Jan. 8 and running through Jan. 23. For a complete schedule, go to www.flaglerkeys100.com J an.8Flaglers Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, a one-hour documentary produced by WPBT Channel 2 in Miami, will be shown at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102, Key Largo. Seth Bramson, the company historian for the Florida East Coast Railway, will talk about the railroad and its impact on the Keys. Areception is planned at 4 p.m. with the screening at 5. Those interested in attending must RSVPto Kristina Gutierrez at WPBT at (305) 424-4025 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. J an.12WPBTMiami airs Flaglers Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad from 8 to 9 p.m. on Channel 2 throughout South Florida. The documentary chronicles the imagination and achievements of Henry Morrison Flagler, who spearheaded the development of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. Featuring archival photographs, personal correspondence, original drawings of the project and newspaper articles of the day, the documentary traces daily reports of the human struggles and technological achievements needed to complete the Florida East Coast Railway. The much-celebrated event marked the official opening of the Florida East Coast Railways Key West Extension connecting Key West to the mainland, said Mark Baker, WPBT producer. Flaglers Train was produced in partnership with the Monroe County Tourism Development Council and Flagler Real Estate Services.Jan.14Pigeon Key, once the site of frenzied work camps deployed to build the Seven Mile Bridge, opens its historic buildings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continuous ferry service will provide transportation to the island. Private vessels can also land, but dock space is limited. Admission fees are waived on this day, which will include historical re-enactments, period games and demonstrations for children of all ages. Activities include sack races, wheelbarrow races, bobbing for apples, a treasure hunt and kettle cooking. Entertainment includes square dancing and singalongs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Adonation of $5 to $10 for the Pigeon Key Foundation is requested.Jan.15The Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in Marathon offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ahobbyist train exhibit, along with the regular museum exhibits, will be on display. Aconcert featuring music of the Henry Flagler era begins at 5 p.m. For visitors who want to see what Flaglers crews encountered when they arrived at Key Vaca, Crane Point is a good botanical treasure trove. The 64-acre tropical hardwood forest, owned and managed by the Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust, boasts 2.5 miles of trails and wooden walkways crisscrossing the hammock. For more information, call John Henderson at 7433900 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.Jan.20Bahia Honda State Park, mile marker 36.8, will host a Flagler re-enactment play on a stage designed to look like a Florida East Coast Railway car of the period. The show begins at 11 a.m. Bring folding chairs or beach blankets. The stage is just past the parks Sand & Sea Center. For more information, call 872-2353.Jan.21The historic Casa Marina in Key West, a Waldorf Astoria resort, hosts a costume ball from 6 to 10 p.m. The 100th anniversary event includes open bar, dinner, entertainment and lots of dancing. Tickets cost $100 per person. Asilent auction is scheduled to benefit Friends of Old Seven, a nonprofit group striving to save and maintain the historic old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, which remains one of the largest historic legacies of Flaglers Key West Extension. The old Seven Mile is in major disrepair and millions of dollars are needed to rehab it. To reserve seats, call Nancy Aspinwall at 2928920. The Casa Marina is at 1500 Reynolds St.Jan.22 Key Wests Flagler Centennial Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. in remembrance of the towns big parade held 100 years earlier when Henry Flagler rode the first passenger train into the Southernmost City. The parade route begins at Higgs Beach and will continue along Duval Street, concluding at the Custom House steps, where a Flagler re-enactor will address the crowds. An expanded Speedway to Sunshine exhibit chronicling the railroads history will be unveiled at the Custom House, 281 Front St., following the parade. More than half the Flagler memorabilia in this exhibit comes from the private collection of Seth Bramson, official company historian of the Florida East Coast Railway. The celebration will include remarks from historians, city officials and other dignitaries, replicating the event that marked the railroads arrival 100 years earlier.Jan.22 Henry Flagler makes a return appearance in the Florida Keys with two shows at the Marathon Community Theatre. Paul J. Jellinek, who has been performing as Flagler in various venues throughout the Southeast, takes the stage at 3 and 8 p.m. His one-man show, in two acts, recounts the fascinating story of the man who started it all with the creation of the Florida East Coast Railway and its Key West Extension. Active in theater for more than 40 years, Jellinek has portrayed Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Nicky Arnstei in Funny Girl, and Bo Decker in Bus Stop, among others. Originally from Vermont, Jellinek now lives in Palm Coast, Fla. Jellinek wrote Wild Dreams, the title of his Flagler presentation, in collaboration with Jill Kamp Melton, founder and artistic director of the American Showcase Co. in Alexandria, Va. The theater is at 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon. Tickets cost $20 per person. Call 743-0994 or go to www.marathon theater.org.Jan.23 Historian and author Seth Bramson will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Key West Library series, 6 p.m. at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St., Key West. Bramson will lecture about the Florida East Coast Railway and the Key West Extension. Hell sign his new book, The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railways Key West Extension. The Miami professor holds the distinction of being the Florida East Coast Railways official company history. No Name Race5K Walk/RunSaturday,January 14,2012 8 am at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp on Big Pine Key,FloridaSponsored by the Domestic Abuse Shelter Coordinated by Key West Southernmost RunnersFor a registration form go to: www.domesticabuseshelter.org or www.southernmostrunners.com Call the Domestic Abuse Shelter for more information at (305) 743-5452Proceeds support the Domestic Abuse Shelter 12th Annual 29thAnnualSaturday, January 14, 2012 9am4pmSAN PEDRO CHURCH GARDENSMile Marker 89.1 US1 Plantation Key, Florida KeysVariety of Live EntertainmentRefreshments Specialty Food BoothsRaffle Artist's Palette of Colorful Art Free Admission & Shuttle Bus Parking at Coral Shores High School. Onsite parking $5 donation.NO PARKING ON RIGHT-OF-WAYUS 1305-360-8556 www.ArtUnderTheOaks.com Old Island Restoration FoundationWatch the Flagler Centennial Paradefrom the porch of the Oldest House at 322 Duval StreetJanuary 22, 2012 at NoonTickets $20 Includes wine & cheese Come in costume if you likeDont forget the popularKey West House & Garden ToursJanuary 20-21, 5-8pm (Free Conch Train this tour only)February 17-18, 10am-4pm March 16-17, 10am-4pmTickets $25 for each tour Purchase all tickets online at oirf.org or call 305.294.9501 Proceeds benet the preservation of the cultural and architectural heritage of Key West Readings, re-enactments, gala and more on tapKeys pull out all stops for anniversaryFLAGLER CENTENNIALA parade celebrating Flagler and the arrival of the first train takes place on Jan.23,1912,the day after that arrival.
Saturday,January 7,2012 5C LAttitudes KeysNet.com One of the biggest surprises for those charting the history of Key West as a railroad town is this: There was no place to put Henry Flaglers railroad on the narrow island, so Flaglers engineers dredged and filled nearly 134 acres now known as Trumbo Point that houses portions of the U.S. Navy base and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. When it was initially built, the fill area was known locally as Trumbos Island, named after Howard Trumbo, who directed the massive project for the Florida East Coast Railway Construction Division. The work began in 1906, but wasnt completed until 1916, according to Dan Gallaghers book, Floridas Great Ocean Railway. In between, there was a showdown of sorts between railroad executives and the Navy, Gallagher writes. In 1907, the Navy began complaining about dredges taking marl from a location near Fleming Key, which was slated to be a torpedo boat base, Gallagher writes. When you look at a map of early Key West, you quickly realize that Flaglers crews built causeways that connected Trumbos Island to Key West. The Navy began complaining that those filled causeways were hampering naval operations. James C. Meredith, Flaglers construction engineer in charge, shut down Ke--y West operations, pulling crews back to Marathon and moving all of Flaglers construction ships to Miami and Knights Key. Newspaper headlines reflect the panic that hit Key West, Gallagher writes, noting that rumors at the time had the Florida East Coast Railway ending at Bahia Honda or Knights Key. In November 1907, Meredith closed the Key West Extension office. But political pressure increased from Key West interests and eventually, Gallagher writes, the Navy backed down. Four years later, on Jan. 22, 1912, Henry Flagler rode the first train to cross the Knights Key Bridge, passing Pigeon Key on its way to Key West, where he arrived at 10:55 a.m. Virtually the entire town turned out to greet the famous man. 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Henry Flaglers personal rail car,called Rambler,crosses the Jewfish Creek Bridge in Key Largo on its inaugural run to Key West.HITTING THE KEYS Flagler: From merchant to transportation pioneerHenry Morrison Flagler never lived in the Florida Keys, but he left a more lasting and valuable mark on the island chain than many lifelong residents. In the early 1900s Flagler, affiliated with John D. Rockefeller in the Standard Oil Co., conceived and oversaw the construction of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway, paving the way for the Keysevolution into the destination that is internationally recognized today. Flagler was a great man, and through the Keys everybody loved him, said Minnie Dameron, 86, of Key West, who took several trips on the railroad as a young girl. They were so happy to see a train going to come through, they could hardly believe it. Bless Flagler he put that through. Born in 1830, Flagler worked as a merchant, in the grain and distillery businesses and in salt production before becoming a major stockholder in the fledgling Standard Oil, subsequently helping guide the company to vast success. In 1883, after the death of his first wife, Flagler married again and honeymooned in St. Augustine. Shortly afterward, he began developing Floridas hotel and transportation facilities, charting a course he would follow for the rest of his life. He began by constructing the 540-room Hotel Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine and purchasing and expanding the regional railroad. Less than a decade later, under Flaglers direction, the line renamed the Florida East Coast Railway had been extended down the coast to West Palm Beach. Along the route, the railroad visionary built a series of luxury hotels to accommodate train passengers. Miami was the next destination reached, but Flagler didnt stop there. By 1905, realizing the value of the Florida Keys tropical climate and transportation possibilities when the Panama Canal opened, he had determined to extend his rail line through the Keys to Key West. In building the FECs Key West Extension, then widely called the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, he remained undaunted despite near-overwhelming construction challenges, storms and widespread skepticism about the projects feasibility. It is perfectly simple, he said early in the process. All you have to do is build one concrete arch, and then another, and pretty soon you will find yourself in Key West. Under the direction of Flagler and his team, a series of bridges and viaducts took shape that ultimately stretched more than 100 miles out into open water. Completed in 1912 after seven years of unrelenting labor, it cost Flagler an estimated $50 million and required unparalleled vision and unswerving perseverance. According to a volume released in 1912 announcing the railroads debut, Flagler possessed those qualities in abundance. Add to this the fact that Mr. Flagler has, to an unusual degree, the ability to draw and bind men to himself and to inspire them with faith, devotion and loyalty, the volumes unnamed author stated, adding that Flagler also had a determined and consistent regard for good and permanent work and a wise and well-guarded disregard of the cost. By early 1912 Flagler was in his early 80s and in poor health, but his railroad from mainland Florida throughout the Florida Keys was finished. The inaugural train from Miami pulled into the Key West terminal Jan. 22, 1912, carrying Flagler in his luxurious private car. Stepping out, he was greeted by dignitaries, citizens, schoolchildren and Key West Mayor J.N. Fogarty all cheering his fantastic accomplishment. Frail and almost blind, he stood with tears streaming down his face. I can hear the children, Flagler said, but I cannot see them. Later, summing up the realization of his dream, he said simply, Now I can die in peace. He did so in May 1913 at age 83. Over the next two decades, the Key West Extension carried thousands of passengers between Miami and Key West. Though it was not rebuilt after being damaged in a 1935 hurricane, Flaglers railroad is still lauded for its monumental impact as the centennial of its completion is celebrated in the Keys. The Keys were, with the completion of the railroad, a completely different world, said FEC historian and author Seth Bramson. The successful completion of the Key West Extension added to Flaglers legacy to the point that today the name Henry M. Flagler is the single greatest name in the history of Florida. The Monroe County Tourist Development Council provided this report.Panama Canal was big force behind trainFLAGLER CENTENNIAL TOTALNUDITY... 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Saturday,January 7,2012 7C LAttitudes KeysNet.com The following was put together by the Key West Art & Historical Society and Seth Bramson, a company historian of the Florida East Coast Railway and author of The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railways Key West Extension. 1830: Henry Morrison Flagler is born in Hopewell, N.Y., on Jan. 2.1831: In a report to the U.S. Senate, a Key West newspaper argues a strategic advantage of building a railroad to Key West and that the island town can serve as a great naval base.1870: Standard Oil is incorporated in Ohio and becomes the largest oil refiner in the world. Notable Standard Oil principals include John D. Rockefeller, Flagler and Samuel Andrews.1878: On advice of his physician, and due to his wifes illness, Flagler travels to Florida for the winter and stays in Jacksonville.1885: Flagler makes his first purchase of a railroad, buying the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Halifax River Railway, a narrow-gauge line that ensures delivery of supplies to three hotels Flagler is building in St. Augustine. That railroad is later renamed the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway.1889: The Florida Legislature sets aside 10 million acres of land to be deeded to entrepreneurs willing to build new railway lines.1891: Flagler has a conversation with Jefferson Browne, then president of the Florida Senate, regarding the merits of building a rail line to Key West, especially if the Panama Canal becomes a reality.1895: Following in the footsteps of the previous winter, another hard freeze hits Florida. It ruins citrus crops and vegetable farms as far south as Palm Beach, leading the way for William and Mary Brickell and Julia Tuttle to convince Flagler about the potential of developing Miami. The Brickells offer Flagler half of their holdings on the south side of the Miami River. Tuttle offers Flagler half of her land north of the river plus 50 acres of her land for a railroad terminal, shops and yards. In September, the name of the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway is changed again, this time to Florida East Coast Railway.1896: Flaglers rail line from Jacksonville to Miami is completed on April 15. Jefferson Browne, collector of customs for the Port of Key West, lays out an almost complete route for the railroad to follow to Key West in an article for National Geographic.1897: The FEC Hotel Co. acquires a hotel known as the Hotel Key West. The hotel eventually becomes known as the Jefferson Hotel and the FEC Hotel Company does not have a presence in Key West until plans for the Casa Marina Hotel begin in 1914.1901: Flagler, 71, marries Mary Lily Kenan, a 34year-old North Carolina debutante.1903-04: William J. Krome surveys the Everglades to see if a crossstate railroad is possible. His two surveys show that it would not be and Flagler directs him to survey a route to Key West.1904: Flagler decides to build the Key West Extension of the railroad, but no official announcement is made. During that time, surveyors and engineers work to provide Flagler with data and information. In May, the United States formally acquires the Panama Canal Zone. In July, the rail line to Homestead is completed. 1905: Early in the year, preliminary surveys and mappings of channels and water over the Keys are completed. The FEC Railway begins construction of the extension from the mainland to Key West and completes the first rail section connecting Homestead to Jewfish Creek in Key Largo.State Bill 11 becomes law granting the FEC Railway rights to build the Key West Extension and granting the company a 200-foot right of way down the Keys.1906: The FEC Construction Division begins building a landfill for a railroad terminal in Key West that eventually covered 134 acres of land.1907: Central Supply in Islamorada is fully operational. Roadbed is finished on Stock Island.1908: Abridge to span the seven-mile stretch of water below Marathon is planned. On Jan. 22, the first regularly scheduled train from Miami to Knights Key (Marathon) arrives and the Key West Extension is a half-finished dream.1910: Workers drive the first spike at the Key West end of the Florida East Coast Railway on the Trumbo Island railhead.1912: APullman sleeping car train leaves New York City Jan. 20, headed for Key West. On Jan. 21, FEC engineers place the final steel plate girder (span 36 of the Knights Key bridge) permanently in place. FEC engine 201 arrives in Key West at 2:45 a.m., the first engine and crew to cross the Bahia Honda Bridge and test tracks in the Lower Keys. The first FEC train arrives in Key West at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 with Flagler, now 82, and his wife Mary Lily Kenan in his luxurious office car with three bedrooms, a kitchen, salon and private bath. Following a Jan. 23 parade to commemorate the opening of extension, a banquet is staged in the marine barracks where a message from President Taft is read and Flagler makes a brief speech. Regular passenger service begins Jan. 22 with a 5 p.m. departure from Key West to the mainland. At 11 a.m. Jan. 26, the first excursion train leaves Key West for Long Key to help familiarize Key Westers with a new way to travel at moderate prices. Some 123 passengers make the trip, which, after a short stay, returns around 6:30 p.m. The round-trip fare is $2.60. In 1922, the coach fare from Jacksonville to Key West is $20.34 and roundtrip exactly double. Bramson estimates the fare from New York City to Key West using several different rail lines was approximately $77.1913: Henry Flagler dies May 20 at age 83 at Whitehall, his home in Palm Beach.1914: Plans for the Casa Marina Hotel in Key West begin, but ground is not broken for four more years. Panama Canal opens.1921: The Casa Marina opens Jan. 1 for its first season that runs through April.1926: The economic boom in South Florida and the Keys goes bust. Monroe County citizens overwhelmingly approve a $2.5 million bond issue to launch construction of an Overseas Highway.1927: Asevere winter, followed by a cool summer in northern Europe, causes charges that dredging and filling for the Key West Extension bed had caused a change in the path of the Gulf Stream. Europeans charge Flagler with displacing their climate control, but the U.S. Hydrographic Bureau and the Weather Bureau find no reason to believe the Key West Extension has shifted the Gulf Stream in any way.1928: Aroad opens from Miami through Card Sound Road in North Key Largo. Travelers can continue to Key West via a timeconsuming and often unreliable ferry-and-road system.1929: Wall Street stock exchange crashes in October, beginning the Great Depression.1931: Having defaulted on its mortgage bond interest payments, the FEC becomes a ward of the federal bankruptcy court in Jacksonville.1933: The Florida Legislature creates the Overseas Road and Toll Bridge District to complete a highway from Lower Matecumbe Key to Big Pine Key to eliminate ferries.1935: The September Labor Day hurricane devastates the Upper and Middle Keys, killing more than 400 and rendering Key West inaccessible by a direct land route for the first time since 1912. Miles of embankment are washed away and in some places the railroad track is washed a great distance from the roadbed. The bridges, however, survive with minor damage. The U.S. is in the grip of the Great Depression and the FEC, still in receivership, is not in position to put money into repairs.1936: The Key West City Council and the Key West Chamber of Commerce pass similar resolutions calling for the abandonment of the Key West Extension and to proceed without delay to supply the Florida Keys with satisfactory and adequate transportation via an overseas highway. In September, the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission approves the application from the FEC to abandon the Key West Extension and in October bids for construction of several sections of the Overseas Highway are opened with high hopes for a completed highway before the close of the 1937-38 winter season. The U.S. Public Works Administration offers to lend the Overseas Road and Toll Bridge District $3.6 million to acquire 45 miles of right of way and other properties of the FEC between Lower Matecumbe and Big Pine Key stations to convert the route into an automobile highway. 1938: On July 2, the Florida Keys Overseas Highway officially opens to Key West using the FEC abandoned right of way and standing bridges as the route for a highway through the Keys. 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