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WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,DECEMBER 24,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.103 25 CENTS In LAttitudes Dixie Swim Clubat the Marathon theater tells of Southern womens lives and loves.Story, 5B Conchs beat back Dolphins Donning pink sneakers,the basketball Conchs hold of a tough Marathon basketball team.Story, 1B Island homes on tour Dec. 27-28A h o u s e o f t h e s e v e n g a b l e s a n d th e s i t e o f t h e fi r s t A f ri c a n M e t h o d i s t E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h in K e y W e s t a r e o n t h e O l d Is l a n d R e s t o r a t i o n F o u n d a t io n t o u r s D e c 2 7 2 8 T i c k e ts c o s t $ 2 5 a n d c a n b e p u r c h a s e d a t h o m e s o n t h e t o u r o r in a d va n c e a t C a p i t a l B a n k b r a n c h e s i n K e y W e s t B i g P in e a n d M a r a t h o n ; A u d i o V i d e o i n P a r a d i s e 1 1 2 4 K e y P l a z a K e y W e s t; an d R o y a l F u r n it u r e 3 3 2 6 N R o o s e v e lt B l v d H e r e s th e l in e u p :7 0 2 W h i te h e a d S t .I n 1 8 6 4 t h e fi r s t A f r i c a n M e th o d i s t E p is c o p a l C h u r c h w a s c o n s t r u c t e d o n t h i s s it e b y f r e e d s l a v e s E x p a n d e d a n d re fu r b is h e d i n 1 8 9 4 a s is h M e m o r i a l A M E Z i o n C h u r c h i t is s t i ll h o m e f o r t h e o l d e s t c o n g r e g a t io n i n F l o r i d a e s t a b l i s h ed b y A fr i c a n A m e ri c a n s I n c r e a ti n g t h e E n g li s h G o th i c R e v iv a l f o rm s h i p s c a r p e n t e rs f a s h i o n e d r a ft e r s a n d iro n s f r o m m a r i n e s a l v a g e in c l u d i n g w r e c k e d s l a v e s h i p s M a s o n i c s y m b o l s e n r ic h th e s t a in e d g l a s s i m a g e r y T h i s ho u s e o f w o r -Eyebrow Conch, historic church among the stopsK E Y W E S T A sandy landscape of shared memories unfoldsN o r t h C a r o l i n a s O u te r B a n k s a r e th e s e tt i n g f o r t h e M a r a th o n C o m m u n i t y T h e a t e r s s e a s o n o p e n e r D ix i e S w i m C l u b T h e p la y e x p l o r e s t h e l i v e s a n d f r i e n d s h i p s o f f i v e S o u t h e rn w o m e n a ll m e m b e r s o f a c o l le g e s w i m t e a m w h o m e e t e v e r y A u g u s t to r e c h a r g e In t im e t h e s t o r y a n d t h e c h a r a c t e r s a d v a n c e a c r o s s a s a n d y la n d s c a p e o f m e m o r ie s a n d m is u n d e r s t a n d i n g s s p a n n in g m o r e t h a n t h r e e d e c a d e s A s y n o p s i s o f th e s t o r y w r i tt e n b y J e s s i e J o n e s N i c h o l a s H op e a n d J a m ie W o o t e n s e t s t h e s t a g e t h u s l y : A s t h e i r l i v e s u n f o ld a n d t h e y e a r s p a s s t h e s e w o m e n in c re a s i n g l y re l y o n o n e a n o t h e r, t h r o u g h a d v i c e a n d r a u c o u s r e p a r t e e T h e c h a l l e n g e s j u s t l i k e l i fe a r e m a n y a n d i n c l u d e me n s e x m a r ri a g e p a r e n t i n g d i v o r c e a g i n g T h i n k o f i t a s th e w h e e l o f l if e r e m e m b e re d ( a n d s o m e t i m e s f o r g o t te n) w i t h s to r i e s th a t i n t e r t w i n e a n d u n r a v e l. B u t, it i s a f t e r a l l t h a t a h il a r i o u s a n d t o u c h i n g c o m e d y t h e p la y w r ig h ts a s s e r t a b o u t f r ie n d s h i p s t h a t l a s t f o r e v e r D i x i e S w i m C lu b Dixie Swim Clubopens M CTs winterT H E A T E RL A t t i t u d e s S t a f fC a s t o f D i x ie S w i m C l u b ( le f t t o r i g h t ) s e a t e d : L a u r a H u t t, T r is h H in t z e a n d C h r is t i n e H a r r is o n ; ( s t a n d in g ) J e n n if e r P o w el l ,J e n n if e r M ix o n -E ic k .Anear miss for this Spielberg wonderR a t e d P G 1 0 7 m i n o p e n e d W e d D e c 2 1Th e n ew es t St e ve n S p ie lb e rg f ilm Th e A d v e n tu r e s o f Ti n ti n, is b a se d o n a s er ie s o f c o m ic b o o ks ab o u t an in tr ep id y o u ng B el gia n r e po r te r c re ate d by B e lgi an a rti st G e or g e s R em i (w h o w ro te un d e r th e p s eu d o ny m H er g ) O n e o f th e m o s t p o p u la r E u r o p e a n c o m i c s o f a l l t im e i t h a s b e e n tr a n s l a te d in to m o r e t h a n 5 0 l a n g u a g e s a n d h a s s o l d mo r e th a n 2 0 0 m il l i o n b o o k s. F i r s t a p p e a r i n g i n 1 9 2 9 T in t i n h a s b e e n a d a p t e d f o r m a g a z i n e s r a d i o T V f i lm a n d t h e a te r. S o i t s a b i g d e a l i n E u ro p e B u t m y f i r s t r e a c ti o n w h e n I h e a r d t h a t S p i e l b e r g w a s m a k i n g a fi l m a b o u t T in ti n w a s W h o ? T i n t in ? W h a t s t h a t ? B u t I fi g u r e d i f S p i e l b e r g i s d i r e c t i n g i t m u s t b e a w o r t h w h i le p ro je c t A n d w h e n I s a w th a t P ete r J a c k s o n ( L o r d o f th eP ic t ur e a b l e n d : 1 9 9 0 s v ide o g a m e an d 0 s c a rto o nF I L MC r a i g W a n o u s KEYS FILM S e e F il m 7 B S e e D i x i e ,6 BS e e T o u r 6 B Shine the lightsLighthouseLarry Herlth is creating Sombrero Light replicas for Marathons city entrances.Story, 4A Years second winThe Lady Dolphins of Marathon High go into break with a win over the Canes.Story, 2B ITS ELECTRIC Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThis is the always-popular Christmas light display at the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative office in Marathon.This,along with the utilitys Tavernier display,is one of the largest and most colorful exhibits put on each holiday season by businesses up and down the Keys. Key Largo dive operator Spencer Slate,garbed in a Santa Claus suit,eyes a Goliath grouper while diving earlier this week off the Upper Keys.Slate owns Atlantis Dive Shop and during the holidays, customers can have their picture taken with Santa underwater for a donation that benefits Kids In Special Situations, a charity that provides clothes and gifts to children during Christmas.Photo by BOB CARE/ FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUSANTA TAKES A DIVECounty ready to sue FEMAMonroe County plans to sue the Federal Emergency Management Agency if the county is put on the hook for an estimated $65 million in land-taking claims and threatened with being placed on probation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger said a formal notice of probation is expected by Jan. 12, with an effective date of May 10. When that notice arrives, the suit will be filed.FEMAand the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service settled a 1990 lawsuit with three environmental groups in December 2010. The Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation had claimed that allowing flood insurance to be issued in endangered-species habitat violates the Endangered Species Act.Under the settlement, FEMAordered Monroe County to determine whether thousands of land parcels are in such habitat and eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program. The county contends that responsibility falls to the feds, not local government, and has resisted the mandate and likely massive liability that goes with it. That led to FEMAthreatening probation and possible suspension from the flood insurance program. In an e-mail to the County Commission and other officials, Shillinger says we plan to use all legal means to stop FEMAs efforts to place us on probation and impose the terms of the settlement. Well file suit and seek an injunction to stop that process and then we will seek declaratory relief seeking to undo their settlement agreement, he told the Keynoter Ajudge twice denied the county the right to intervene in the lawsuit. The county claims FEMAs mandate ignores Monroes pending appeal of the settlement in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th District. U.S. Rep. Ileana RosLehtinen sent FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate a letter on Dec. 7 expressingIt wants 2010 habitat settlement overturned, claiming its flawedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFLOOD INSURANCE Watch this: Drinking funends in explosionWhen drinking and the words watch this mix, it usually results in a bad outcome.But thats what happened early Friday morning on Cudjoe Key, when two men who were drinking decided it would be a good idea to fill a trash bag with acetylene and oxygen from a welder. As they filled the bag which both were embracing the bag expanded and then exploded, injuring both. It happened on Doubloon Lane about 12:30 a.m., where Brett Stewart, 37, lives. He said watch this to drinking buddy Frederick Lytton, 45, before emptying the acetylene and oxygen into the bag, Lytton told the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. The explosion hap-Two injured after welder ignites bagCUDJOE KEY See Explosion,3AKeynoter Staff 20 Days toJanuary 14th FREEBayview Park See FEMA,2A
Murder suspect awaits extraditionA25-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 28 killing of a Key West man remained jailed in Wisconsin on Friday, awaiting extradition to Monroe County. Key West police say Peter Erik Hedvall was taken into custody in Waukesha County at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jonathon Alvarado, 32. Police didnt say what the motive was. Hedvall will be extradited to Key West. Alvarado, 32, a Venezuela native who had worked at the La Trattoria Beachside restaurant, was found dead under a truck at 1019 Grinnell St. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma, apparently caused by a rock found next to the truck. Police say Hedvall was among the people questioned the night of the slaying. Spokeswoman Alyson Crean said detectives took a sample of his clothing and found blood on it. Crean said that during questioning by detectives, Hedvall said he remembered seeing Alvarado in the bar Dons Place, 1000 Truman Ave., but denied having contact with him. However, DNAon his clothes linked him to the crime, she said. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service found out Hedvall was in Wisconsin.Hedvall nabbed in Wisconsin for Keys death KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,December 24,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.8172 SUN.8171 MON.8172 TUES.8072 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. 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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 ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSKey Wester held on pot distributionSturgis, S.D., police say officers seized 59 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men one a Key Wester after a traffic stop on Dec. 18. The Rapid City Journal reports that police pulled over a California-registered pickup Sunday morning for speeding. The pickup was driven by 27-year-old Nicholas James Schneider of Key West. During a search of the vehicle, Sturgis police say the pot was found.Schneider and his passenger, 21-year-old Andrew Michael Robertson of Tulsa, Okla., were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana more than 10 pounds. Schneider also was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Associated Press UPPER KEYS VETERINARY HOSPITALDr. Bob Foley & StaffLocally owned, locally operated Community Involved Restructured Fees Visit us at: www.upperkeysvet.com 87801 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 Ph: 305-852-3665 Fax: 305-852-9646 27452 Antigua Ln. Ramrod Key Daves lot listing on Ramrod Key JUSTSOLD! Whether you are Buying or Selling contact Dave at the #1 office in the Lower Keys!Dave Wiley (305) 942-6210www.DaveWileyProperties.com 218 Spanish Main Dr. Cudjoe Key JUST SOLD! D i a n e s listing on Cudjoe Key JUSTSOLD Are you CONSIDERING SELLING YOUR HOME then call Diane, who is the market leader in selling properties she has listed. Consistent Top Producer in 2010 & 2011. Sold $17+ Million for 2011. She is available 7 days a week for any questions about buying or selling your home. 29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL33043 Diane Corliss, GRIREALTOR(305) 849-0934Diane@DianeCorliss.com www.DianeCorliss.com HEDVALLindignation over the agencys threat against Monroe. It is hard to believe that FEMAs solution to the lawsuit against itself and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... is to demand that Monroe County ... take on all liability for denying floodplain development permits to its residents, she wrote.Ros-Lehtinen calls for Fugate to meet with Mayor David Rice and other county officials before notifying Monroe of its flood insurance probation. Rice said no meeting has been set. We were told FEMA was going to reach out to us. If they reached out it, wasnt quite far enough, he said.County Administrator Roman Gastesi has said the mandate could cost the county $400,000 in staff time annually. But the real exposure comes in possible takings cases in which landowners claim they cant build on their land because the county denied use of the land through the Endangered Species Act.Shillinger said the lawsuit would likely be filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., He said it would allege FEMAs settlement violates a number of federal laws including the Endangered Species Act and Administrative Procedures Act.According to Shillinger, the APArequires federal agencies to follow a specific process when making a ruling like the one in the settlement. That he, said, was not done.We want to file it [in Washington] because the judges in that district do a lot of work with the APA, he said. Our contention is that ... they did not publish any rules or follow the act at all. Meanwhile, the commission has given staff permission to draft potential laws in case Monroe is forced to begin implementing FEMAs mandate.County ready to litigateFrom FEMA,1AClaims to be auditedAuditors newly hired by the U.S. Department of Justice will look into the claims process for people affected by the summer 2010 BPDeepwater Horizon oil spill.In Florida, Monroe County has been one of the top recipients of claims settlements approved by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, set up to administer a $20 billion trust fund. As of Thursday, Florida Keys residents or businesses had received more than $170 million on 10,575 claims, the facility reports. The number of pending claims from Monroe was not available.No oil from the estimated 200 million gallons that flowed into the northern Gulf of Mexico over four months apparently ever reached the Keys. However, the summer tourist season was profoundly affected, as potential visitors worried the spill had already harmed the Keys or was close at hand.Florida residents and businesses have been paid nearly $2.5 billion on 210,235 settled claims, the GCCF says. Most of the money in Florida has gone to Panhandle counties most directly affected by the BPspill.Overall, the GCCF has paid out an estimated $6 billion on 1 million claims. Associate U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perrelli asked BDO Consulting of New York to finish its audit of the GCCF within three months. We have heard concerns about improper handling of documents submitted by claimants, unnecessary delays in processing of interim claims, and inconsistent payments for similarly situated claimants, Perrelli wrote in a Dec. 21 letter to the auditors, asking the firm to determine if the concerns are valid.Those are exactly the same problems we had down here, said former Monroe County Commissioner Mario Di Gennaro, who served on the Florida Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force appointed by then-Gov. Charlie Crist.There would be two companies in virtually the same situation. One would get paid while the other would not, Di Gennaro said. There were cases where employees of a company would get paid for their losses but the company would not. Di Gennaro said the Florida Task Force regularly spoke with GCCF administrator Ken Feinberg about state issues with the spill claims, but the panel has not met since Gov. Rick Scott was sworn into office in January. Thats sad because I think we could have done a lot more to help people, Di Gennaro said. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement that she agrees with the decision to audit the GCCF. BPagreed to establish the $20 billion trust fund in the wake of the April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and started the worst oil spill in U.S. history.BP OIL SPILL By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comCRIME FRONTKeynoter Staff
Ferry might continue beyond 2012Two Middle Keys nonprofit organizations are working toward a two-year contract extension to keep ferry service running to the historic Pigeon Key off Marathon.The Pigeon Key Foundation and Friends of Old Seven have been negotiating with local governments, as well as the state Department of Transportation, to make the deal happen.DOThas funded a ferry from Knights Key to Pigeon Key since December 2007 for $250,000 per year after the agency closed the 2.2mile span of the old Seven Mile Bridge to auto and tourtrain traffic because of its dilapidated condition.DOTbanned fishing on the span a year later, citing weight concerns. Later it announced funding for the ferry would cease after June 2012.Paradise Divers of Big Pine Key runs the ferry. Owner Linda Kruszka said it averages 1,000 passengers a month.Pigeon Key Foundation President Jason Koler says hes received verbal commitments Monroe County, the city of Marathon and the Pigeon Key Foundation to keep the ferry funded another two years.And Friends of Old Seven President Bernard Spinrad says DOTDistrict 6 Assistant Structural and Facilities Engineer Dennis Fernandez assured him the agency would consider continuing funding.We have an understanding that they would want local commitment, and once we have that theyll be willing to consider funding on the part of DOT, he said. According to Koler, DOT would foot half the bill, or $125,000 per year, while Monroe County, which owns Pigeon Key, would cover 35 percent, or $87,500 per year. The city and foundation would each pay 7.5 percent, or $18,750.In a Dec. 16 e-mail, County Administrator Roman Gastesi instructed his staff to prepare an item for the January County Commission agenda to support the ferry for $87,500 for the next two to three years.Koler said hes received assurance on Marathons contribution from several city officials.This all came about with us asking the DOTfor a realistic analysis of what its going to cost to fix the bridge. Thats the ultimate goal here, is to save that bridge. Part of that is we need to maintain ferry service, he said.Koler said he sees the possible collaboration as the first step in a partnership to achieve that ultimate goal. Everybody wants to work together. Everyone recognizes the historical and cultural significance of this bridge, he said. Koler said he has no plans to put the contract out to bid unless requested, and wants to keep Paradise Divers.They have done so much outside their contract and the learning curve to put it out to a new service would be detrimental. Paradise has been an outstanding provider, he said.The Jan. 19 commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West.Foundation says city,county to contributeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPIGEON KEY Saturday,December 24,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com ESPECIALLYFORYOU This little note of thanks brings a bounty of best wishes to you, our friends and neighbors. For the gift of your patronage, we are deeply grateful. Merry Christmas to all! Now in 4 Locations 105970 Overseas Highway Key Largo (MM 105) 91200 Overseas Highway Tavernier (MM 91) 10694 Overseas Highway Marathon (MM 53) 422 Eaton Street Key west 743-5516 37th St. at U.S. 1 Marathon, FloridaAnnettes Lobster & Steak House Reservations Suggested Large Parties Welcomewill be serving dinner Christmas Dayfrom 4:00 pm to 8:00 pmTURKEY DINNER$16.00with all the trimmings Wishing you and your family Happy HolidaysFrom Annette,Nick, Tristan,George & StaffAlso featuring...Holiday Ham Dinner ~ $16.00Or select from our Regular Menu: Certified Angus Beef Fresh Local Seafood Soup & Salad Bar & Annettes Famous Homemade Desserts NEW LUNCH BUFFET: MON. FRI. If youre planning a holiday party,youll be needing a few things. Why buy,when you can rent so reasonably from us? Tables & Chairs China & Chafing Dishes Decorations LinensBounce House 7601 Overseas Hwy. 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HAPPY NEWYEAR!pened under the house, where Stewart uses the welder to work on cars. Deputy Becky Herrin says several neighbors called the Sheriffs Office after hearing a loud booming sound. When deputies arrived at the house, the neighbors told them a truck had just driven away. They found it, with Lytton behind the wheel, and pulled it over.He told deputies he had just left the house because a bomb just went off, Herrin said. He told them Stewart was still there, injured.Deputies went to the house and found Stewart upstairs in the shower. His parents, Sherry and Derwood Stewart, told them what happened. The deputies could hear him through the open window moaning in pain, Herrin said. He couldnt hear them calling to him, however, because his ears had been damaged by the noise of the explosion. Paramedics were called while Sgt. Tom Walker was able to shut off the welder under the house and render the scene safe. They finally got Stewart out of the house and he was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center for treatment of stomach burns. Lytton was also taken to the hospital to get checked out.Ears damaged by explosionFrom Explosion,1A NEWS BRIEFSStolen $800K yacht found in MexicoAn $800,000 yacht stolen from a Key Largo marina on Oct. 13 has been found in Mexico, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office says. The 55-foot Sedan Bridge Sea Ray, called Cynthia Maria and owned by a Miami Beach man, was stolen from Marina Del Mar at mile marker 100. Deputy Becky Herrin says the company that insured the vessel recovered it somewhere in Mexico and returned it to the United States, where it is currently being stored at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Key West. No information on a pending arrest was available. The boat owner had brought the vessel down on Oct. 11 intending to stay five days with his family. Then the dock master saw the vessel leaving the marina around two days later. When it didnt return later that day, she got in touch with the owner, who said no one had permission to take it.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,December 24,2011 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.comDental problems?Gum Disease to Tooth DecayWe have Solutions For Wed.,Dec.28 KeynoterDispla y & Classified Displa y Thurs.,Dec.22 Classified Line ads Fri.,Dec.23 before 10 a.m.For Fri.,Dec.30 ReporterDispla y & Classified Displa y Thurs.,Dec.22 Classified Line ads Regular deadlineFor Sat.,Dec.31 LAttitudesFri.Dec.23For Sat.,Dec.31 KeynoterRegular deadlinesFor Wed.,Jan.4 KeynoterDispla y & Classified Displa y Thurs.,Dec.29 Classified Line ads Fri.,Dec.30 before 10 a.m.For Fri.,Jan.6 ReporterDispla y & Classified Displa y Thurs.,Dec.29 Classified Line ads Regular deadlineFor Sat.,Jan.7 LAttitudesFri.Dec.30For Sat.,Jan.7 KeynoterRegular deadlinesAdvertisersHOLIDAY DEADLINES Keynoter & Reporter offices closed Monday Dec.26 & Jan.2 Guilty plea in endangered-coral caseAboard member of the new Idaho Aquarium in Boise has pleaded guilty to federal charges for illegally shipping protected live corals from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to buyers around the world. Christopher Conk pleaded guilty Monday to felony smuggling of goods from the United States and two misdemeanors trafficking in wildlife and violating the Endangered Species Act, meaning the corals apparently were staghorn or elkhorn, which are federally listed as endangered. The plea agreement calls for six to 12 months in jail or home detention. Deidra Davison, identified in court documents as Conks ex-wife, pleaded guilty Monday to the same two misdemeanors. Both face sentencing in March. Federal wildlife officials became aware of Conk and Davison after one of their suppliers was busted for illegally harvesting coral in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; details of that case werent available.Prosecutors allege the coral was sold through a Web-based business called Coral Fanatics LLC. Conk is listed as the registered agent and manager of the business in a 2001 report to the Idaho secretary of states office. The website says the business sells a mix of aqua-cultured and wild caught colonies.Federal prosecutors alleged Davison packaged and shipped coral to customers in the Netherlands and Great Britain between May and September 2008. The contents of the shipments were misrepresented as minerals, aquacultured zoa fragments and aquacultured ricordea fragments, and shipped without a wildlife import/export license.Conk was busted when, in July and September 2010, an undercover U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent talked to him about purchasing corals.Ammon Copvino, president and director of the Idaho Aquarium, said called Conk an honest man. If he was breaking the law, he didnt know, Copvino said. If someone caught him breaking the law, probably they should have just told him.Idaho man admits shipping Keys coralAssociated PressCRIME FRONTMARATHON Visitors to see the lightThe city of Marathon will apparently pass on the traditional welcome to theme when it replaces entrance signs at each end of town in the near future. No contract was discussed at the meeting, but the City Council on Dec. 13 passed on boat-themed signs in favor of two 12-foot steel replicas of the famed Sombrero Light that sits six miles off Marathon in the Atlantic. Lifetime Keys resident Larry Herlth, 52, submitted the design months ago after meeting with representatives from the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and nonprofit Friends of Old Seven about a lighthouse park hes proposing in Marathon.Herlth originally proposed the idea for Islamorada, butCity approves steel replicas at entrancesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Photo by ANDY NEWMANLighthouseLarry Herlth shows a replica of Alligator Light, off Islamorada,that he created.Replicas of Sombrero Light will greet visitors to Marathon at both of the citys entrances. W W W K E Y S N E T C O M the 1.1-acre site he lobbied for was awarded to another group. He hopes it comes to fruition at Sunset Park at the foot of the Seven Mile Bridge.It came up that they would look great as entrance signs to Marathon. I did up a proposal and sent pictures of the things I did, he said. The Plantation Key resident is known as Lighthouse Larry because of the many replicas of offshore lighthouses he built. Herlth said hed be thrilled to do the signs, even though it will hardly be profitable for him. He says he and City Manager Roger Hernstadt discussed him being paid $27,000 to construct both replica lights. I would love someone to see the time and expense I have. You will know then that I want these on the road as much as Marathon would want them on the road, he said. Just the fact that they understand the significance of Sombrero Light, Im proud they would choose me to do this. According to Herlth, each replica would weigh 400 to 500 pounds and be 4.5 feet wide at the base. He said the lights would be virtually indestructible. The lighthouse will withstand a Category 5 hurricane, he said.Aformer contractor and artist, Herlth developed a passion for lighthouses in recent years. Hes a history buff on the subject, pointing out the 142-foot Sombrero Light was the tallest iron structure in the world when built in 1858. The Eiffel Tower in Paris beat it out in 1886.I didnt even realize how historic these lighthouses are, especially Sombrero, he said.
Saturday,December 24,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 1215 Duval Street 305-294-7227 $8900 OPEN NEW YEARS EVE4 Course Special Dinner Free Champagne All That Glitters...872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine Key.Open 7 DaysSoft Knit Tops New XCVI Fabulous Jewelry Gifts for Everyone 1215 Duval Street 305-294-7227 $8700 OPEN NEW YEARS EVE4 Course Special Dinner Free Champagne 6pm to 10pmCall for Reservations Christmas came a little early at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.Employees and physicians donated boxes of toys to Kids in Special Situations for distribution to Upper Keys children.With KISS President Carlos DelValle (left) are Staci Fulper (kneeling), Monica Endico and Becky Dunlap,members of the Mariners Hospital Employee Activities Committee,which coordinated the collection.MARINERS GIVES TO KISSDeepwaterban lifted?Aban imposed in early 2011 on some bottom fishing in deep waters off the Florida Keys could be lifted by early 2012, according to the federal South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.The closure covers fishing for several types of deepwater grouper and snapper in waters more than 240 feet deep.Primarily aimed at protecting Warsaw grouper and speckled hind, the ban includes a prohibition on fishing for snowy grouper, blueline tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper and silk snapper in order to prevent accidental bycatch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now is taking public comment on a plan to limit the ban to Warsaw grouper and speckled hind. The South Atlantic Council in August voted to move forward in lifting the ban except for the two targeted species. Fishermen speaking at a federal hearing in February in Key Largo cited the deepwater ban as a prime example of regulations adopted without adequate reason. Speckled hind and Warsaw grouper are two species of fish that most anglers will never encounter in a lifetime of fishing, Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association, said Wednesday. Closing huge tracts of the Atlantic Ocean to all types of fishing reflects a mindset that every hook is going to catch a Warsaw grouper or speckled hind, neither of which has been scientifically proven to warrant stiffer regulatory measures, Kelly said. Recent data analyses suggest speckled hind and Warsaw grouper rarely cooccur with snowy grouper, blueline tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper, or silk snapper, the NOAAsays in seeking public comment on the rule revision. The wider ban implemented last Jan. 31 on other grouper and snapper has resulted in socio-economic effects, the agency said.Comments on changing the rule will be taken through Jan. 19. The revised rule would then need approval by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For information on commenting, go to www.safmc.net .Closure beginsAseparate four-month ban on shallow-water grouper species in federal waters of the South Atlantic begins Jan. 1. The closure runs through April 30. No catches of gag grouper, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, rock hind, red hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper and tiger grouper are allowed. The closure also applies to shallow-water grouper taken in Atlantic state waters in Florida by people fishing off charter boats that hold a federal permit for grouper and snapper. The shallow-water grouper closure is necessary to protect snapper and grouper species made more vulnerable during spawning season, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service.Many contend there isnt reason for itFISHERIESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgUnion grievance rejectedWhen Key schools administrators told the Monroe County teachers union in July that they were implementing unpaid furloughs, layoffs and eliminating wage increases to make up for a $10 million budget hole, the union responded by filing a complaint of unfair labor practices with the state. But the hearing officer for the Public Employees Relations Commission, the agency that considered the grievance, determined this month that the district did not violate state law with the cost-saving moves. The United Teachers of Monroes complaint was specifically over the School Districts refusal to hold a hearing on two letters of understanding agreed to during closed-door meetings in the spring. The meetings were held between union leaders and thenSuperintendent Joseph Burke to discuss collective bargaining agreement modifications. The union membership ratified the changes discussed at those meetings on June 9. But Ken Gentile, the districts chief internal auditor, and Larry Murray, then a member of the districts independent Audit and Finance Committee, raised concerns with Mark Wilson of the State Attorneys Office over whether those meetings constituted a violation of the states open meetings law, known as the Sunshine Law. Wilson concluded that if the agreement complied with Sunshine, it does so in only in the barest, most grudging way. Wilson recommended that the two parties hold a curative meeting where the negotiations could be held again, but in public. Union President Holly Hummell-Gorman wanted the meetings to be limited to the letters of understanding, but the School District said other issues would be discussed. Also, the district said that nothing about the meeting could be agreed to ahead of time without the risk of appearing to violate Sunshine again. Superintendent Jesus Jara, Burkes predecessor, also told Hummell-Gorman the district was facing a $11 million projected loss of revenue in the 2012 fiscal year budget, indicating employees would have to accept sacrifices in pay. Jara then decided that that negotiations had to start from scratch and the letters should not be considered at all because it could be deemed a Sunshine law violation. At a July 28 School Board meeting, the five members voted in favor of Jaras recommendations to implement seven furlough days for teachers and six days for other staff, to eliminate the 1.5 percent wage increase for the 2011-12 school year, to postpone performance pay increases, to eliminate career milestone salary enhancements, to cut four non-teaching positions, and to outsource the districts 76 custodians and nine yard maintenance workers. This prompted HummellGorman to file the complaint, claiming the recommendations were decided while the parties were engaged in impact bargaining. But William Salmon, the hearing officer with the Public Employees Relations Commission, wrote in his Dec. 16 conclusion that the district did not violate any state law, and was correct in not allowing the letters to be a factor in the public negotiations. The circumstances support the School District relying on the assistant state attorneys opinion. If there was a violation of the Sunshine Law, the remedy is severe, Salmon wrote. When faced with the assistant state attorneys opinion and the remedy for a Sunshine Law violation, the School Districts remedy of a curative meeting, i.e., wiping the slate cleanand essentially starting over, was not a violation [of state law].It had claimed district violated signed contractBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSPrivatization option for airportMonroe County Mayor David Rice says private management would be a consideration after longtime employee and Florida Keys Marathon Airport Manager Reggie Paros retires in 2012. But Rice was clear the county would explore all options, including the tried and true of having a county employee in charge. Reggie is retiring and that might be a good time to do it. What we might do is possibly put out a [request for proposals] to the industry and evaluate our options at that point, Rice said. We might be able to get a more efficient operation and a bit more aggressive management. They would benefit financially from the success of the airport.Marathon Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay said hes not keen on the idea and that he told Rice so at a recent meeting of city and county officials.Initially, Im very skeptical, but Im listening to make sure Ive got all the facts before I make final comments, he said. Ramsay, the citys liaison to the county-owned airport, has long been a proponent of Marathon having more input at the airport. He proposes dual oversight in the future.Id like to see that done with representatives of each planning the future of the airport and whats best, he said.Rice says any decision is several months away. Im not at all sure that everyone at the city is comfortable with [privatization], but we havent even talked about it at the level of our commission. It remains to be seen whether that option is pursued, he said. Rice and Ramsay each say the airport, which the county essentially operates as a business, is minimally profitable. Paros did not return Thursday and Friday calls for comment. On a good year, it breaks even, Rice said. Ramsay says he has ideas, such as an air show, to help the airport produce more revenue. Right now, no commercial carriers fly into Marathon, only private planes, FedEx and Mosquito Control.The airport is absolutely in the black, but it doesnt make a lot of money. In my opinion, it doesnt make a lot of money because we havent ... talked about initiatives that could turn the airport around, Ramsay said.Also on table: County,city joint oversightBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Subscriptions 743-5551
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Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYThis reception for Ruth Bryan Owen (center) took place at the Casa Marina resort in Key West around 1930.Owen, the daughter of congressman and secretary of state William Jennings Bryan,was a Florida congresswoman from 1929 to 1933.That year,she became the United Statesfirst female ambassador,appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to be the liaison to Denmark;she served in tha t role until 1936.Owen also was an alternate delegate to the U.N.General Assembly in 1949.She died in 1954 in Denmark.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALFEMA lawsuit isnt frivolousLETTERS TO THE EDITOR LETTERS TO THE EDITORShow inmates some loveFour years ago at this time, I was an inmate in the Monroe County Detention Center in Marathon. While being in jail at any time of the year is depressing, its more so during the holidays. One afternoon, a corrections officer named Linda Brooks took it upon herself to bring in milk and cookies for us, the inmates. While many believe the county supplies the inmates wonderful meals, its not the case. On that day, a simple cup of milk and a few cookies brought tears to many a man, including myself. Im fortunate to have a job and the ability to give back. Today Im calling nowSgt. Brooks and making arrangements to supply milk and cookies to the inmates in Marathon. I can handle Marathon but it would be nice if the Stock Island and Plantation Key jails could do the same. If we are One Human Family, we can supply a cup of milk and a few cookies to those who will never forget our kindness. Kevin Wilkinson MarathonIt could be worseHere it is, Christmas time, and though I was told the sewer and stormwater work would hold off until after the holidays, the heavy equipment is rolling into our neighborhood to tear up streets to install storm drains. Now Im frantically pulling the deck furniture and Christmas tree into the house, the neighbors are fleeing to escape the coral dust and noise, and my 87-year-old mother is watching commotion outside the window. As I started complaining loudly about this horrible inconvenience and disruption to our Christmas preparations, my mother turns to me and says: Its not so bad. At least theyre not bombing us. You see, this scene took her back to the 1940s, when she was fleeing her homeland in Lithuania when there Russians were rolling into town. Well, our neighborhood may look like a war zone this Christmas, but the lesson learned from a dear old mom is that once again, we will survive. Regina Hardy MarathonHonor girls memoryI am the mom of Amber Kogelis, who died in a car accident in Marathon in February. I am asking everyone to remember Amber and honor her for Christmas and through the new year by donating to the animal shelter of your choice. Amber and I loved the Marathon Animal Shelter and Amber helped out there sometimes. Amber was an animal lover and I thought this would be a good way to honor her for Christmas. Thank you all so much and may you all have a Merry Christmas. Michelle Gadacy Bristol, Conn.County is correct in preparing to sue over settlement to which it wasnt a partySuing is never tasteful and should be the last resort when parties cant come together over disagreements, but in the case of Monroe County and the federal government, the county is correct in planning litigation. The issue is a forced and unfunded mandate sound familiar? This time, its not a state mandate for sewer construction, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency demanding the county determine if vacant lots have habitat for endangered species and therefore are eligible or not for inclusion in the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMAs mandate is a direct result of that agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service settling a 1990 lawsuit filed by the Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation. Those groups claimed that allowing flood insurance to be issued in endangered-species habitat violates the Endangered Species Act.So now, the county has to determine, when considering building permit applications, whether land has such habitat.Considering Monroe County was never party to the environmental groupslawsuit against the feds and considering that twice a judge denied the countys right to intervene its incredulous that FEMAis threatening to pull the Keys from the National Flood Insurance Program if Monroe doesnt start checking for endangered-species habitat. Participating in the National Flood Insurance Program is essential for the Keys because the islands lie so low, and without flood insurance, most banks wont issue mortgages.But FEMAhas put the county on notice that if it doesnt obey its mandate, the Keys will be on probation in the insurance program come May 12. Following that could come outright suspension, leaving thousands of property owners without coverage in the event of a hurricane.In a Dec. 7 letter to FEMAAdministrator Craig Fugate who is no stranger to the Keys U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says it best: It is hard to believe that FEMAs solution to the lawsuit against itself and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... is to demand that Monroe County revise its flood damage prevention ordinances to implement Endangered Species Act protective measures.... She says Keys policyholders are being held hostage by FEMA, and she is correct especially since the county already has in place plenty of ordinances protecting endangered species, and especially since enforcing the Endangered Species Act is a federal, not local, responsibility. Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger says the county will sue FEMAin U.S. District Court in Washington to prevent being suspended from the National Flood Insurance Program and to undo their settlement agreement with Fish and Wildlife. The stakes are huge: If the county is left on the hook, it faces paying out tens of millions of dollars to people who can successfully claim they were not able to build on their land because the county denied use of their land through the Endangered Species Act. That big land bill should be the fedsbill, not Monroe Countys. Shillinger says he expects the formal notice of probation in the flood program to arrive by Jan. 12. Once it does, thats when he plans to file the suit. We support the filing because Monroe County was never a party to the 1990 lawsuit and therefore shouldnt have to be on the hook for its settlement.Governors proposed budget would grow the economyAfter months of traveling the state and listening to teachers, parents, students, small-businesses owners and families, I unveiled my budget recommendations last week that reflect the issues and solutions most important to Floridians funding education and helping Floridians create jobs. The dollars in this budget belong to all Floridians, and I have listened to the things they believe are important to spend these dollars on. I have heard loud and clear that Floridians want their money spent on education and jobs, without additional burdens on families and businesses, and this budget accomplishes that. Highlights of my proposed $66.4 billion budget for fiscal year2012-13 include:More than $1 billion in new state kindergarten-grade 12 funding.New tax relief measures totaling nearly $35 million in taxpayer savings next year, and more than $86 million in FY2013-14.Injecting $300 million in the Florida Retirement System pension fund.Reducing state spending by 4.6 percent close to FY2005-06 levels.Adjusting Medicaid reimbursement methodologies to control soaring costs.Efficiencies and savings for Florida taxpayers as a result of 40-year low crime rates. This budget year, Florida faced significant education funding challenges. Florida gained 30,000 more students that require almost $200 million more in state funding. Florida also faces a $400 million reduction in ad valorem taxes due to declining property values. Despite these challenges, the budget I submitted to the Legislature includes:Raises of per-student funding to $6,372, including more than 30,000 children in the public school system and less local funding due to declining property values.The third largest amount of state kindergarten-grade 12 funding in Florida history at $9.5 billion. I will not sign any budget into law that doesnt contain more state dollars for education than we have this year. I am absolutely committed to acting on what I have heard and prioritizing education funding in this budget. Because education and jobs are inextricably linked, a number of smallbusiness tax reform measures are also included in my budget, which gives Florida businesses the competitive advantage needed to create the jobs. These tax reform measures include increasing the business tax exemption again this year from $25,000 to $50,000 eliminating tax liability for more than 25 percent of those who pay it and reducing taxes by about $25 million for all taxpayers. I also propose increasing the tangible personal property tax exemption for those with less than $50,000 of tangible personal property, providing an overall tax relief of about $22 million if approved by the voters, and also broadening the sales tax exemption for manufacturing by lowering the percentage expanding businesses must increase output from 10 to 5 percent in order to make sure manufacturing can grow. This budget also places approximately $300 million into the Florida Retirement System pension fund: $180 million of new state funds to fully fund the normal cost, plus an additional $120 million toward the unfunded actuarial liability. We must be serious about fixing Floridas pension fund in order to protect our ability to fund important priorities like education and jobs. The pension as it is now is a major liability for the state that will threaten other priorities if we do not talk honestly about its status with state employees. Florida is heading in the right direction. We have gained 106,900 net new jobs since January with a total of 118,000 jobs in the private sector. In addition, Floridas unemployment rate is at its lowest point in 28 months at 10.3 percent. Florida is doing the right things to keep the cost of living low, get the state back to work, and create a world-class education system that prepares students for a job. I would like to thank all of the Floridians small-business owners, job creators, parents, teachers and students that took the time to talk with me over the past few months. It has been an important and meaningful dialogue and I hope they will continue to let me know what they think. To view my full budget proposal, visit http://letsgettowork.state.fl.us/Rick Scott is governor of Florida.GUEST COLUMN RICK SCOTTTenaciousness punishedI would like to thank the citizens of Monroe County for the opportunity to serve them on the School District Audit and Finance Committee. I did my best at all times to represent the publics interest and improve the financial activities of the district. Progress was made, but there is a long way to go before the districts house is in order. That I was the only member not reappointed came as no surprise. Early on, I was labeled by the district and the School Board as a troublemaker, someone who asked too many questions and raised too many issues. In recent months, the internal auditor has complained that my questions about district finances were occupying too much of his time. The result is that in recent months, the internal auditor has simply ignored me. Perhaps my greatest sin was to violate School Board Vice Chairman Andy Griffithsrule: Praise in public but criticize in private. I so upset Andy Griffiths by going to the press that he led a movement to suspend the committee and require ethics training. Board member Duncan Mathewson threatened to fire me if I did not stop publicizing the districts failures, e.g., the botched contract with teachers with its $500,000-plus error. Not continuing on the committee is a mixed blessing for me. While I would like to continue serving the public, my achievements in bringing real change to the district finances has been limited. You can bring a horse to water but.... It is my intention to continue involving myself in district finances. Unconstrained by the Sunshine Law, I will be able to bring issues to the attention of all committee members and not be required to go through channels. Uncooperative internal auditors can be circumvented by public-records requests. Much remains to be done and I hope that I can be part of a community effort to effect real change in how the School District spends our tax dollars. Larry Murray Big Pine KeyAdd street names to light signalsHas anyone else noticed that there are no street signs on the new stoplight crossbars in Marathon? Were so used to just turning at whatever intersection that the lack of signs has gone unnoticed. Sombrero Beach Road doesnt have a sign anywhere at the intersection. Maybe its part of a new crowd control. Im also not too sure who picked the location of the 122nd Street crossbar. It definitely was a good idea. Its present location just makes it useless for the heavy traffic that exits 122nd. Anyway, seasons greetings. Maybe Santa is bringing the new crossbar signs. John Gonia Marathon This is U.S.1 at 122nd Street in Marathon.The new traffic-light bar doesnt say which street it is.
We want gift cards and like to give them, but for some reason we dont always use them and wind up wasting billions of dollars.Arecent poll by Consumer Reports, for instance, found that one-quarter of people who received a card as a holiday gift last year still havent used it, and more than half of those had two or more unredeemed cards.We have lots of excuses. We forgot about the card or lost it. The store didnt have any merchandise we wanted. Or the retailer isnt nearby, or we dont like the store.This has spawned an online secondary market where gift card exchange sites, such asPlasticJungle.com Cardpool.com MonsterGiftCard.comand GiftCardRescue.com help consumers buy and sell unwanted retail gift cards at a discount. Sellers can get around 70 percent to 90 percent of the value of their cards. The more popular the retailer, the higher the price. It at least gives consumers the option to get something for an unused gift card, said Tod Marks, senior editor at Consumer Reports. Its like life support for unwanted gift cards. Gift card sales are expected to reach a record $100 billion this year, up nearly 10 percent from the year before, according to TowerGroup, a research and advisory firm. About $2 billion of that, though, will be lost through fees and expired, stolen or misplaced cards. The losses were much worse before federal protections kicked in last year that, among other things, prevent cards from expiring within the first five years. Still, $2 billion is a lot of money to leave on the table. And if we dont use it, somebody else will. Some retailers recognize unredeemed cards as income after a long period of inactivity. Starbucks Corp., for example, reported $46.9 million in income from unredeemed cards for the year ended in October. So if you are going to give a gift card, make sure its from a retailer that the recipient patronizes. Or if youre not sure, consider a generalpurpose gift card that can be used at any store, although youll pay a fee to buy the card. American Express, for instance, offers such cards for a $3.95 fee.And if youre stuck after the holidays with cards you dont want, heres some advice for getting rid of them:The most innovative use of unwanted gift cards this season goes to GoalMine, which caters to small investors by helping them set goals and begin investing for as little as $25. Between Dec. 19 and the end of January, GoalMine is accepting unwanted gift cards with values of $25 and up that will be sold at PlasticJungle.com a card exchange site. Consumers decide whether to deposit the proceeds in an FDIC-insured savings account or in a stock or bond mutual fund.As a further incentive, GoalMine promises to redeem the first card for 150 percent of its value. The card cant be worth more than $50.These middleman websites for consumers wanting to buy, sell or swap cards have been growing. PlasticJungle, one of the major players, bought and sold cards worth about $18 million last year, three times the amount of the year before, said Chief Executive Bruce Bower. We are having similar growth right now, he added. Sites deal in gift cards from hundreds of national retailers, so you likely wont be able to sell a gift card from a local shop. Cards usually must have a value of $20 or $25 still on them.One of the biggest problems facing new entrepreneurs and even those who have been in business for a while is knowing the difference between working in their business and working on it.This condition is particularly acute in people who have a well-honed skill, like carpentry or cooking, that makes them think they can easily morph into owning a successful contracting business or restaurant. In many cases, it turns into a disaster.Knowing how to build a terrific home or whip up a delicious meal is no guarantee they will be able to create a business plan, build a budget, manage people or delegate.Its failing at the latter skill especially that most often results in these entrepreneurs giving up their dreams of owning their own business. The contractor shouldnt be pounding nails, but making sure there are enough nails and workers to complete the job, on time and on budget. The restaurateur shouldnt be chopping shallots, but making sure there are enough people at the tables to pay for the ingredients and all the other bills. Your knowledge and expertise in a particular field is the most important contribution you can make to your business. You know where to get the materials, what needs to be done and how to do it. You shouldnt be doing the job yourself ironically, the very things you enjoy doing that motivated you to open your own business in the first place. Not only will you have to hire people to do what you love doing most, you will probably need to hire people who can help you do the things you cant do yourself. Bookkeeping which can be outsourced if there is no money to hire someone even part-time is probably the most important. This is how you keep track of expenses and revenues, what you owe others and what others owe you. You might even need an office or operations manager to help you accomplish what needs to be done. And what will you be doing? Youll be working on your business. Working on your business means youll be beating the bushes, looking for customers and finding out how to get new ones. Youll be developing your brand and becoming known to your potential customer base. Youll watch your cash flows to make sure you can pay your bills (including your own pay check) and have enough money left to either bank or grow your business. Youll research potential funding sources from loans or grants. Youll make sure your employees are doing the jobs they were hired to do. Youll keep an eye on your competitors to see what theyre doing well. Youll watch your industrys trends to make sure you dont get run over by a bus coming out of nowhere. Youll always be on the lookout for ways to improve your product and service, and ways to grow your business. And then maybe after youve got your business under control and it is not just surviving but prospering just maybe you can find the time to swing a hammer or whip up a great roux. You know, for the fun of it. Jackie Harder owns Key Dynamics, a coaching, training and consulting company in Key Largo. Shes a graduate of the Core Essentials Program of CoachInc., member of the International Coach Federation and International Associations of Coaches, and president of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. Call 451-9295 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about coaching or for a complementary session. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday,December 24,2011 CountingOurBlessingsThisistheseasonofcelebrationandreection,ofgivingandreceiving.YetforallofusatFishermensCommunityHospital,thespiritofgivingis notseasonal.Itisourreasonforbeing,amissionmanifestedeverydayin everycornerofthehospitalwithactsofhealingandcompassion.ThishasbeenachallengingbutamplyrewardingyearforFishermens CommunityHospital.Thehospitalsuccessfullytransitionedfromforprot tononprot,changeditsname,andreneweditscommitmenttoprovide thebestpossiblehealthcaretothecommunity.FishermensCommunityHospitalisindeedfortunatetoadvancesuchanoble causepromotinggoodhealth,preventingdisease,andcuringandcaring forthoseinneed.Wecountourblessingseveryday.(305)743-5533shermenshospital.orgMM48.7,Marathon HolidayGreetings Bestwishesforahealthyandhappyholidayseason To all our readers, advertisers, friends and associates go our best wishes for a season filled with good news and good times. Your support makes it all worthwhile. Happy Holidays and many thanksThe Keynoter-Reporter StaffStan Antonic Renee Blake Kathie Bryan Scott Burton David Chesnet Melanie Elder Sylvia Garcia Pam Godfrey David Goodhue Theresa Java Larry Kahn Sean Kinney Wayne Markham Ryan McCarthy PattyMurphy Laura Preston Joanne Pulis Lynda Sheaks Todd Swift Carter Townshend Bev Traeger Kevin Wadlow
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,DECEMBER 24,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B Seafood festival Keys commercial fishermen cook their catches at the seafood festival in Bayview Park.Story, 3B Gone to the dogs The annual dachshund strut down Duval Street should bring out some 200 wiener dogs.Story, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Hurricanes stop Dolphins in OTCapping a chaotic contest between Keys rivals, Coral Shores rallied in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter to force overtime and defeat Marathon High School, 71-68, in boys basketball Thursday. That was a program win, said Coral Shores head coach Jay Sanderson. Our motto is that when we get knocked down, we get back up. We did that tonight. Coral Shores (4-8) got points from seven scorers and needed every one. Marathon (2-8) put three players in double figures, led by senior center Dwayne Ellisgame-high 37 points, but no one else in a Dolphin uniform scored. The Dolphins went a remarkable 24-of-27 from the foul line but Hurricane center Will Ismer nailed free throws at the end of regulation and overtime to keep Coral Shores in front. Will had ice in his veins, Sanderson said. It felt different to Ismer. I was about to have a heart attack right there on the court, said the 6-foot-7 junior who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds.Coral Shores Ismer hits the game winnerPREP BASKETBALL By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWWill Ismer (45) of Coral Shores and Dewayne Ellis (13) of Marathon battle for a rebound in the Hurricanes71-69 overtime win Thursday.The two centers were the high scorers in the game,combining for 62 points. See Hurricanes,2BStubborn Dolphins make Key West work forwinOutside its locker room, out on the schools darkened track, the undefeated Key West High boys basketball team was running and jumping to break in pink sneakers before Wednesday nights game against Marathon. The shoes were Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, the flat-soled kind players wore 50 years ago. Converse, in a fundraiser for breast-cancer awareness, had donated them to the Conchs as part of Real Men Wear Pink Sneakers Week in Key West. Its an awareness program for the American Cancer Societys Florida Keys unit. The team intended to wear them, but only in the first quarter because of what coach Anton Lopez said were safety issues. Moments later, when the Conchs rushed onto the floor at the Bobby Menendez Gym, their new look added to the large crowds enthusiasm. In the first quarter, the pink shoes seemed to especially suit JeQuan Lopez, who made two 3-point shots, and Andre Guieb, who made one from beyond the arc.When the quarter ended with Key West ahead, 14-10, the Conchs changed into theirMarathon stays on ConchsheelsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP BASKETBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEPink-shoed Conchs (from left) JeQuan Lopez,Ryan Wagner, Tony Guieb and Anthony Rice surround Marathons Dwayne Ellis in the first quarter of Wednesday nights game.See Conchs,2BLady Canes pull away from FinsCoral Shores High Schools girls came on strong in the second half of a soccer game Thursday to pull away from Marathon School, 6-1.That gave the Lady Canes (8-2) a sweep of both Florida Keys rivals this week after a 3-2 decision over visiting Key West High School Tuesday.This is one of the best years for our county rivalry, Canes coach Arthur Paterson said. Both Key West and Marathon gave us good, competitive games, which our girls need to get better. With Dolphin goalkeeper Julietta Pezzella batting away several Cane shots in the first half, Coral Shores held a narrow 1-0 halftime lead on a goal by standout senior Jasmine Paterson, a future University of Miami player. Cane junior forward Iris Dunn scored on a solo breakaway early in the second half, which was more than enough for the rugged Coral Shores defense to make stand up. Just to be sure, CoralNarrow lead grows to big 6-1 victoryPREP SOCCERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgPREP BASKETBALL See Soccer,2BKey West bests the Canes by 30The defensive-minded Key West High boys basketball team forced visiting Coral Shores into 30 turnovers in the Conchs7040 victory Tuesday night at the Bobby Menendez Gym. Turnovers and missed free throws I could go on and on, said Hurricanes coach Jay Sanderson. And he did: They played great defense and we couldnt make the easy passes. Key West is a heck of a basketball team destined for great things. The Conchs werent so great shooting from the field they made 28 of 70 for 40 percent. The Canes were terrible from the foul line, where they had an amazing 48 chances, making only 25 for 52 percent. All 13 players scored for Key West, led by JeQuan Lopez and Ryan Wagner, each of whom scored nine points. Among those making contributions off the bench were Donald Roberts and Keante Green, both withCoral Shores is only 52% from the lineBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Gerald Hernandez shoots over Coral Shores William Ismer during the Conchs70-40 victory.See Key West,2B
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The Dolphins, though, sparked by two driving shots from Nelson Rogers, went into intermission down by only 30-24.When the game resumed, Trevelle Beckford, Marathons short but dazzling senior guard, kept the Dolphins in the game with his spinning forays to the hoop and pull-up jumpers, even though Guieb often clung to him like a second skin.(Hes the heart and soul of our team and hes like a son to me, Marathon coach Kevin Freeman would later say of Beckford.) Guieb continued to show that he could score, too, closing the third quarter with two 3-point shots that extended a 44-34 lead to 50-34. Elliott Valdez, a thickbodied reserve, put back a rebound to open the fourth quarter, and then made a beautiful fade-away in the lane The kind my dad shot, he said later that gave Key West its biggest lead, 54-34. But the Dolphins, led by Beckford and senior Dwayne Ellis, whose swoops to the basket drew fouls, cut it to 56-48 with two minutes left. Lopez answered with a layup, and the Conchs added three free throws to close out the game and improve to 6-0. Guieb led the Conchs with 16 points, Butler had 13, Lopez 12, Rice 11, Wagner five and Valdez four. For Marathon, Beckford had 21, Rogers 12, Ellis 11, Shemar Fantroy three and Dominic Cavitt one. Later, in the dim courtyard, Lopez, the coachs son, said, Im very proud of our team. He was especially happy for Valdez, adding, He was a big inspiration. He pumped us up. Outside the Marathon locker room, overlooking the track where the pink shoes had been broken in, Freeman said, Their size got to us and they had too many extra chances. I think we could play better against them. Were not deep, were not big but we make up for that in heart and passion. And then the Dolphins coach disappeared into the night.Marathon keeps Conchs on toesFrom Conchs,1B But this feels so good. Coral Shores held a narrow 17-15 lead at the end of the first quarter before Ellis scored 18 points in the second 10-for-10 from the line to go with four field goals as the Dolphins sprinted to a 41-30 lead at the break. Terrell Taylor scored six of his eight points for Coral Shores in the third as the Hurricanes closed to within 62-46 headed into the final quarter. Dolphin senior guard Trevelle Beckford (18 points) sank his fourth 3pointer and Ellis made a layup as Marathon seemed to hold serve at 60-53 with four minutes to go. Dolphins coach Kevin Freeman slowed the games pace, trying to force the Canes into fouling his sharpshooters. Worse for the Canes, the capable Taylor had fouled out. Coral Shores guard Alex Gomez (22 points) shifted into high gear, hitting a free throw and converting a three-point play to make it 60-58 at 3:06. Down 62-60 with 19 seconds left, the Hurricanes missed two shots from underneath but Ismer was fouled with 11 seconds remaining. He nailed both. With one second on the clock, Marathon tried twice (the first was waved off by officials) to throw the length of the court but regulation ended at 62-62. Cane forward Aldon Todd opened the fourminute overtime with a 3pointer and freshman Alberto Anderson put the Canes up 67-64 with 2:30 remaining. Dolphin freshman guard Nelson Rojas (14 points) made a bucket-and-1 to tie it, 67-67, 14 seconds later. Gomez lost a dribble, recovered it and scored for a 70-67 lead at 1:25. Ellis drove the lane seconds later to make it a one-point game. Ismer hit one of two foul shots at 1:18 to set the final score but Hurricane defenders had to force two Marathon turnovers before it was settled. The Keys teams meet again on Jan. 25 in Marathon. That one is shaping up to be fun, Sanderson said.Dolphins refuse to go awayFrom Hurricanes,1B seven points, and Keante James, with six. Coral Shores was led by 6-foot-8 Will Ismer, the tallest player on the court, and Aldon Todd, both of whom had 12 points. After Key West opened the game with a 3-point shot, the Conchs went on to a 16-4 lead after the first quarter, despite making only six of 20 shots. Coach Anton Lopez often looked displeased on the bench, particularly after Wagner, going in for a layup, instead bounced the ball against the backboard for a trailing Lopez, who missed the shot.After leading, 28-11, at the half, the Conchs outscored the Canes, 22-7, in the third quarter for their biggest lead (50-18) of the night.The fourth quarter disintegrated into a helter-skelter affair with the Conchs mostly reserve players committing foul after foul. Obsessed with the need to dunk, and with breakaway opportunities so prevalent, the Conchs turned the last minutes into their own brand of showtime. Lopez and Anthony Rice missed slam attempts, as the crowd gasped, before Roberts finally dunked for the teams last two points. The ensuing celebration elicited a technical foul and, a bit later, the game ended ingloriously when, at the buzzer, Conch Detravis Adams fouled Kalen Carter, who was heaving up a shot from very long range. Sanderson saw a silver lining. What I love about our kids so much is that were able to get up after weve been beaten down, he said.Canes no contest for the ConchsFrom KeyWest,1B Shores got three more goals from Paterson and a second from Dunn.Im not happy that we blew about a half-dozen easy shots, Coach Paterson said. If were going to compete with the likes of Gulliver Prep, we have to be effective when we get the opportunities.Paterson said the Coral Shores defenders played a sound game. Kelly Cassidy did a good job on Katie Landry, Marathons best player, Paterson said. Mallory Wiecjorek was very instrumental back there and Noelle Perry was solid. Marathon has a young team thats really improving, Paterson said. Coral Shores fended off a challenge from Key West after the visiting Lady Conchs scored first Tuesday. The Canes came back on goals by Dunn and Paterson, but the Conchs tied it again at 2-2 before Paterson nailed the game-winner. It was a dogfight against a proven Key West team, Coach Paterson said. Again, we did good job defensively but probably should have scored more. The season resumes in January after holiday break.Cane Paterson scores four goalsFrom Soccer,1B Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores defender Noelle Perry (9) breaks up an attack by Marathon High Schools Taylor Konrath (7) and Sydney Konrath (19) in the Hurricanes6-1 win Thursday in Tavernier. CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551 Conchs easily beat MarathonWith all 11 players scoring, the Key West High girls basketball team breezed past Marathon, 53-14, Wednesday in a 4 oclock game played before a smattering of fans at the Bobby Menendez Gym. It was the third consecutive victory for the Conchs, who improved to 3-3. With some sharp passing leading to easy baskets, the Conchs got off to a 15-1 lead and were ahead, 24-3, after the first quarter. In that period, the young Dolphins were forced into 11 turnovers they had 32 for the game and could get off only four shots.After Alexsa Rahming scored the first five points of the second period and Shelisa Page added a 3-point shot, the lead was up to 323. It was 36-7 at the half.When a basket by Mikayla Stansbury made it 42-7 with five minutes left in the third quarter, the clock began to run continuously because the difference was 35 points. Jamica Mack, the teams tallest player at 5-11, led Key West with nine points; Shaniya Watson scored eight and had three assists; Aaliyah Lucky and Britnae Mingo each had six points; Brooke Marsden, Page, Stansbury and Rahming each had five; Mecca Hurst scored two; and Biandrea Darkins and Sahara Graff each had a point.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP BASKETBALL Dolphins go into break on high noteAfter a rough start to the 2011 basketball schedule, Marathon High Schools Lady Dolphins closed the December calendar with a Thursday win at local rival Coral Shores. Gardine Raymond scored 15 points to lead three Lady Dolphins (2-7) with double figures in the 49-21 decision over the winless Lady Canes. Its nice for the girls to into the [holiday] break with a win, Dolphin coach Leslie Lindsey said. Especially after a tough [39-point loss] at Key West. The Dolphin defense blanked the Hurricanes in the second quarter to take a 20-7 halftime lead. Coach Pat Meyersclub rallied for 13 third-quarter points in one of the Canes best periods of the season but the Dolphins answered with 19. Yailin Nieda and Jessica Forest each scored 10 points for Marathon. Brianna Williams scored four points, and Cassidy Von Voorst each added three. Marathons Rosilia Parrado nailed the games only 3-point shot. We were able to get a bunch of players some minutes so the girls had fun, Lindsey said. Brooklyn Irwin scored a season-high 12 points for the Lady Hurricanes (0-4) and Jackie Boyle scored six points.PREP BASKETBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
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Communion Service 8:30 am MM 89.5 305-852-5372Spirit and Truth Ministries MM 89.5 852-7975 ISLAMORADA First Baptist Church MM 81.2 664-4910 United Methodist MM 81 664-3661St. James the Fisherman Episcopal ChurchHoly Eucharist Sunday 8 & 10 am, Tues. 10 am & Wed. 6 pm www.stjamesthefisherman.orgMM 87.5 Bayside Islamorada 305-852-8468 LAYTON Community Baptist Layton Dr. 664-2430 MARATHON First Baptist 62nd St. 743-5134 Community Methodist MM 48 743-5107 St Columba Episcopal 52nd St. 743-6412 San Pablo Catholic 122nd St. 289-0636 New Life MM 49 743-7165 Calvary Baptist 76th St. 743-6838New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 42nd St. 743-3300Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall 98th St. 743-3679 Seventh-Day Adventist Loggerhead Ln. 743-4796 Church of Christ 26th St. 743-5397 Martin Luther Chapel 122nd St. Gulf 289-0700 The Salvation Army 2805 O/S Hwy. 743-9410 BIG PINE KEY St. Peter Catholic MM 30 872-2537St. Francis In the Keys Episcopal Key Deer Blvd. 872-2547Lord of the Seas Lutheran Key Deer Blvd. 872-3612 First Baptist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2542 United Methodist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2470Vineyard Christian Fellowship County Rd. 872-3404St. Andrews Orthodox Mission Key Deer Blvd. 872-1453Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall MM 28 872-7000 SUGARLOAF KEY Sugarloaf Baptist Crane Blvd. 745-2661 Calvary Chapel 17175 O/S Hwy. 240-9673 BIG COPPITT KEY First Baptist Church Ave F 294-4118Keys Chapel Orthodox Presbyterian Coppitt Rd. 294-8256 STOCK ISLANDKey West Baptist Temple 2nd Ave. 294-3411 Covenant WordMacDonald Ave. 292-1119 KEY WEST Church of Christ Von Phister St. 296-3331 Church of God White St. 296-8844Cornish Memorial AME Zion Whitehead St. 294-2350 Fifth St Baptist 5th St. 294-2255 Glad Tidings United St. 296-5773 Grace Lutheran Flagler St. 296-5161 United Methodist Eaton St. 296-2392Metropolitan Community Petronia St. 294-8912Peace Covenant Presbyterian Flagler Ave. 294-1223Southernmost Prayer and Faith Fleming St. 292-6416 Unity of the Keys Virginia St. 296-5888St. James First Missionary Baptist Olivia St. 296-5593St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Windsor Ln. 294-1018 Christian Science Elizabeth St. 296-8215Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Northside Dr. 294-9400 St Pauls Episcopal Duval St. 296-5142 Trinity Presbyterian Simonton St. 296-3318Impact Community Seventh-Day Adventist Fifth St. 393-9554 Unitarian Universalist Georgia St. 296-4369 BNai Zion United St. 294-3437 Chabad Jewish Center Trinity Dr. 295-0013 Salvation Army Flagler Rd. 294-5611 Seventh-Day Adventist Thomas St. 522-3693 Get Fit Family Boot Camp Southard St. 294-4351 Houses of Worship Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon, FL MM 51.5Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com MARTIN LUTHER CHAPEL325 122nd ST., GULF 289-0700Sunday Service 8:30 & 11:00 amChristmas Eve Service: 7:30 pm & 11:00 pm Christmas Day : 9:30 am Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! To place an expanded paid listing, call the Classifieds department at (305) 743-5551. Living Frost-free Key West isnt a winter wonderland during the holidays, but it may become a wiener wonderland when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a New Years Eve stroll through the islands downtown.The seventh annual Key West Dachshund Walk, set for noon Dec. 31, provides an informal, family-friendly prelude to nighttime New Years Eve revelry. Dachshunds and their human companions are expected to gather at Whitehead and Fleming streets for the smile-inducing procession of pooches. Some dogs typically arrive in costumes or wearing offbeat accessories, and old or sedentary dogs ride along in wagons or strollers. Standouts in the 2010 parade included dachshunds costumed as wieners in buns, pirates, hard-shelled turtles and even four-legged aviators riding in a mock vintage airplane on wheels.The walking route, deliberately kept brief to cater to the dachshundsshort legs, is to encompass a portion of Fleming Street adjoining Duval Street. Asupply wagon is to carry water for thirsty walkers and plastic bags for quick cleanup of any accidents as well as providing transport for dogs that get tired along the way.Participants are expected to include miniature and standard dachshunds ranging from shorthaired to wirehaired to longhaired. In addition, each year a few canines from other breeds manage to take part, becoming honorary dachshunds for the day.Plans also call for the 2011 parade to feature a newshound wearing a doggie cam to provide a dogseye view of the proceedings.To find out more, send an e-mail to keywestdachsDachshunds go on parade New Years EveNEW YEARS EVE Weiner walk brings out the houndsThe National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key has scheduled five guided trail walks for birders and other outdoor enthusiasts of all ages:Dec. 30: Refuge trail at the north end of Key Deer Boulevard on Big Pine.Jan. 13: No Name Key.Feb. 10: Long Beach Trail.March 9: Watson Trail.April 6: Ohio Key. The centralized meeting point for all the walks is the refuges visitors center at the southeast corner of the WinnDixie shopping plaza on Big Pine. From there, participants will caravan to the scheduled trail site. Maps will be provided at the visitor center.Prompt departures will take place at 8:10 a.m. to avoid missing out on morning bird activity, so arrive early to get your coffee or other beverages at nearby shops. Each walk will end by 11 a.m., or whenever bird activity drops for the mid-day heat.Participants should bring a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, comfortable walking shoes, water, binoculars or spotting scope and field guides, and dress appropriately for the weather. Alimited supply of loaner field guides and binoculars will be available. Feel free to ask for one if you dont have your own. Call 872-0774 for more information. Experienced birders, naturalists and other outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to help with wildlife IDs and lead additional walks. Call Karen at 8722239, Ext. 226, to sign up.BIG PINE KEYLibrary speaker series starts Jan. 5The Key West librarys Cafe con Libros Book Talk Series kicks off Jan. 5 with Christina Oxenberg, author of Will Write for Compliments.The programs start with a social at 9:30 a.m., with a book talk and question-andanswer period from 10 to 11 a.m. It is open to all who are interested in learning about books directly from the authors. You do not have to have a Monroe County library card to attend. The series continues Jan. 19 with Margaret Ajeman Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door; on Feb. 2 with Rene Silvin, author of Noblesse Oblige: The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her; on Feb. 16 with Jane Newhagen, author of Pieces of Eight. On March 1, as part of the librarys One Island One Book program celebrating the centennial of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway, Keys historian Tom Hambright will speak about the building of the railroad. On March 15, Michael Wiley will discuss his book ABad Nights Sleep and on March 29, Lewis Weinstein will talk about his book The Heretic. For more information about the library and events, stop by the library at 700 Fleming St., go to www .keyslibraries.org or call 292-3595.Gibson speaksMarley Gibson, who writes a Christmas series and romances for adults, along with the Ghost Huntress series for teens, will be at the Key West library Thursday for two programs. At 10 a.m., Gibson will be the speaker for a morning book talk. She will read from her books, talk about the writing process and answer questions. At 3 p.m., Gibson will talk to teens about her Ghost Huntress series. The series features 16-yearold Kendall Moorehead, who discovers her psychic abilities and, with her best friend, starts hunting ghosts. Both programs will take place in the auditorium at the library, 700 Fleming St. For more information call 2923595.Book authors presents works every 2 weeksKEY WEST Seafood fest returns to BayviewFresh Florida Keys seafood and the commercial fishermen who harvest it are to be celebrated Jan. 14 during the seventh annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival.Presented by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association, the familyfriendly festival is set for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Key Wests Bayview Park, at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive. Admission is free.The festivals menu features fresh grilled Florida lobster, Key West pink shrimp, fried fish, stone crab claws, smoked fish dip and more including traditional regional favorites such as savory conch chowder, conch salad, sweet flan and Key lime pie. All seafood is to be prepared and served by local fishermen and their families. Soft drinks, beer and wine are to be available for purchase. In addition, plans call for nonstop entertainment by local musicians, with Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24 as the headliners. Vendor booths are to offer arts and crafts portraying the fishing community and marine life, as well as other items handcrafted by local artists. Attractions for children include a bounce house, slide and touch tank. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association and scholarships for college-bound Keys students.KEY WESTIt doesnt get any better than this fresh seafood from the commercial fishermens boats to the seafood fest. One of the best parts of the dachshund walk aside from getting a laugh by watchinga gathering of some 200 such dogs is seeing how their owners dress them up.Photos by ANDY NEWMAN/ FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU Five guided nature walks planned
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,December 24,2011 L.A.Times crossword puzzle CHRISTMAS POTLUCKSolution in the classifieds ACROSS1Enjoy a home-cooked Christmas dinner,say6Linear opening 11Dont leave! 15Pretense 19Funny Girlsubject 20Midnight follower212011 Home Run Derby winner Robinson __22Dustins Tootsie co-star 23The Little Drummer Boy brought __ 25The stockings were __ ... 26Barrel of laughs 27Come by honestly 28War hero Murphy 29Baby barker 30In the thick of 32Kerbside container34TinyTim brought __3781-Down scanners 39Bosox legend 40See-through piece 41Easily influenced 44In a frenzy471974 Peace Nobelist from Japan48Smartphone component,for short 51Cupid the reindeer brought __ 55__ Theme:Doctor Zhivagotune 57Military assignment 58Drums out 59Scuff,say 60Song title words before musicor rock nroll 61Santa __ 62Fire starter? 63Serving to punish65Prominent landmark66Jack Frost brought __72Three-line verse 74Point-and-click shopping 75Videotape format 76Groovy 79Orange-skinned Muppet 80Word of unanimity 81Of __ Sing 84Carter of Gimme a Break!85Runs through a sieve86The Nutcracker brought __ 89A Christmas Carol epithet 90Brickmakers oven 92Verdi villain who sings Era la notte, Cassio dormia 93Display deference 94Bossypants author Fey 95Humanities degs.97One-horse carriages99Rudolph brought __105Get comfortable with1091992 Wimbledon champ 110Kitty,maybe 111Dinero 113Illegal USMC status 114Attention 115Glittery mineral117The Salvation Army volunteer brought __119Change ones story?120Period of prosperity 121Followers of various animals? 122Four Christmases actress Witherspoon 123HR dept.data 124Inning sextet1252001 bankruptcy filer126What the Butler Sawplaywright DOWN 1Drew away 2Horowitz contemporary 3Fan belts?4Kids Christmas Eve cry5Marges TVneighbor6Like Kris Kringle 7Seat of Oklahomas Garfield County 8Director DeMille 9He played Sulu in Star Trek 10Facebook exchanges,briefly 11A Charlie Brown Christmaswriter 12Hosiery hue 13Raggedy redhead 14Pad for posers? 15Light,as a match 16Temple title role 17Developed 18Hands,slangily 24Nicks status? 29Sch.meeting group 31Yosemites El Capitan and others 33French bench 35Trike rider36Getaway destinations 38The shoe department in its flagship store has its own zip code41Storybook bear 42Scientology guru Hubbard 43No sweat! 45Encountered 46Noncommittal comments 47Manger bedding 48Squinters lines49Cover with concrete50Icon clicker 52Gold unit 53Mass conclusion 54Mapmaker __ McNally 56Itch soother 62What are smiling at mein an Irving Berlin classic 63Amigo 64Subsisted (on) 67Route 66 migrant 68Many a Jazz fan 69The Gift of the Magi,e.g. 70Threshold71Songbird with an onomatopoeic name72Basil or rosemary 73Teatro Rossini highlight77And dont forget ...78Cooled,in a way, with on 81Bag-checking agcy. 82Macbethtrio member 83Grandson of Eve 84Times,at times 86Balkan native 87Graces Rear Windowrole88The __:Georgetown University 84-Down91Left hanging 94Sports bar array95Second-string squads96Charade 98Obsess over 99Olympic events 100Old-school oath101Mack the Knifesinger102Lake Buena Vista attraction 103Anne or Calvin of couture104Swiss mathematician106Message since 2006107Statue subject108Pal of Kent and Lane112Admans award 116Broke poker players note 117Blossom buzzer 118Debate side Christmas PotluckSolution in the Dec.28 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Dec.21 puzzle.LIVING BRIEFSHanford is named volunteer of yearCarolyn Hanford of Key Largo has been named the Mariners Hospital Auxiliarys volunteer of the year for 2011.Hanford has volunteered more than 1,600 hours since she joined the auxiliary in 2002. She spearheads the merchandising responsibility for the auxiliarys gift shop, frequently serving as the on-site manager. To be considered for the annual award, nominees must have been a member of the auxiliary for at least five years and volunteered a minimum 1,000 hours. More than 200 volunteers are members of the Tavernier medical centers auxiliary.Bicycle parade is on WednesdayThe Key West Bicycle Associations second holiday lighted bike parade is planned for this coming Wednesday. Cyclists can gather at Bayview Park at 5:30 p.m. on either day. The tours begin at 6:30, meandering through the neighborhoods and ending at the Conch Republic Seafood Co. plaza at 8 p.m. The Key West Police Department will provide an escort. Children under 16 must have helmets. There will be a limited supply of free helmets provided by the Monroe County Health Department. Fittings for the free childrens helmets will be held at 5 p.m.Art show opens Jan.5 in MarathonWhats called the Tropical Impressions Art Show opens Jan. 5 at the Marathon Community Theater, mile marker 49 oceanside. Eight Keys artists present their tropically themed watercolors, oils, acrylics, collage and mixed media in the theater gallery through Jan. 28. The artists are Judith Conner, Julie Joyce, Betty Rondeau, Jerry Bachman, M. Ann Lynch, Leigh Burleson, Dale Malone and Sandy Mezinis. One of them will be at the gallery to welcome viewers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, 8 and 15, then each Thursday through Sunday from Jan. 19 through Jan. 28. On Jan. 8, theres a meetthe-artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with hors doeuvres, a cash bar, raffle, door prizes and music. All work is for sale, with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the theater. HANFORD
Saturday,December 24,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Island homes on tour Dec. 27-28Ahouse of the seven gables and the site of the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Key West are on the Old Island Restoration Foundation tours Dec. 27-28. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at homes on the tour or in advance at Capital Bank branches in Key West, Big Pine and Marathon; Audio Video in Paradise, 1124 Key Plaza, Key West; and Royal Furniture, 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Heres the lineup:702 Whitehead St.In 1864, the first African Methodist Episcopal Church was constructed on this site by freed slaves. Expanded and refurbished in 1894 as the Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church, it is still home for the oldest congregation in Florida established by African-Americans. In creating the English Gothic Revival form, ships carpenters fashioned rafters and irons from marine salvage, including wrecked slave ships. Masonic symbols enrich the stained glass imagery. This house of wor-Eyebrow Conch, historic church among the stopsKEY WEST January 14th11AM to 8PM Rain or ShineBayview Park,Key West FREEADMISSION ENTER T AINMENT Emcee:Captain Marlin Scott 11am pm:Misery Loves Company 1pm 4pm:The Rejects 4pm 6pm:The Doerfels 6pm 8pm:Howard Livingston & the MM24 Band 7th AnnualEXHIBITS Marine Exhibits Arts & Crafts Youth Activities Local Non-ProfitsFOOD MENU Fried Fish Grilled Lobster Stone Crab Key West Pink Shrimp Smoked Fish Dip Conch Fritters Conch Salad Conch Chowder Flan and Key Lime Pie Beer,Wine,Soda and Water ASpecial Thanks to our Sponsors:Elite Sky Seafood Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Fanci Seafood Marine Underwriters Island T-shirt GraphicsGFSToledo Sales Gulf Manufacturing Key West Engine Service Hak Hide LLC Dolphin Hydraulics Suburban Propane Tom Ryan Inc. Key West Marine Hardware E.M.C. Oil Co. Keys Boat Works Eco Products by P.H.P. Inc. Monroe County Public Works Signs Unlimited D&D Seafood Famunda Seafood M&M Seafood A sandy landscape of shared memories unfoldsNorth Carolinas Outer Banks are the setting for the Marathon Community Theaters season-opener, Dixie Swim Club. The play explores the lives and friendships of five Southern women, all members of a college swim team, who meet every August to recharge. In time, the story and the characters advance across a sandy landscape of memories and misunderstandings spanning more than three decades. Asynopsis of the story, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, sets the stage thusly: As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee. The challenges just like life are many and include men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging. Think of it as the wheel of life remembered (and sometimes forgotten) with stories that intertwine and unravel. But, it is after all that a hilarious and touching comedy, the playwrights assert, about friendships that last forever. Dixie Swim ClubDixie Swim Clubopens MCTs winterTHEATERLAttitudes StaffCast of Dixie Swim Club(left to right) seated:Laura Hutt, Trish Hintze and Christine Harrison;(standing) Jennifer Powell,Jennifer Mixon-Eick.Anear miss for this Spielberg wonderRated PG, 107 min., opened Wed., Dec. 21The newest Steven Spielberg film, The Adventures of Tintin, is based on a series of comic books about an intrepid young Belgian reporter created by Belgian artist Georges Remi (who wrote under the pseudonym Herg). One of the most popular European comics of all time, it has been translated into more than 50 languages and has sold more than 200 million books. First appearing in 1929, Tintin has been adapted for magazines, radio, TV, film and theater. So its a big deal in Europe. But my first reaction when I heard that Spielberg was making a film about Tintin was, Who? Tintin? Whats that? But I figured if Spielberg is directing, it must be a worthwhile project. And when I saw that Peter Jackson (Lord of thePicture a blend: 1990s video game and s cartoonFILMCraig Wanous KEYS FILM See Film,7B See Dixie,6BSee Tour,6B 1232 South St.exemplifies the post World War II ramblers.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,December 24,2011 opens Thursday, Jan. 5 and runs through Jan. 28. Tickets cost $18. Season tickets for the Marathon Community Theatres 2012 productions are available in a three-show package for $54; four-show package for $70. The cast showcases strong roles for strong women: Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and perfect life, and continues to be the groups leader. Dinah, the wise-cracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. When fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of teamwork, rally round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. The playwright trio have produced other contemporary works, including The Red Velvet Cake War, Til Beth Do Us Part, Christmas Belles, and Southern Hospitality. MCTs cast for Dixie Swim Club: Christine Harrison (Bernadette, the hard-luck case school teacher with a problematic home life); Trish Hentze (Lexie, a youth-obsessed man-magnet); Jennifer Powell (Sheree, hyperorganized health nut); Jenn Mixon-Eick (Jeri, a ditzy, nave and always positive former nun); and Laura Hutt (Dinah, a hot-shot lawyer always armed with a dry martini). Bob Rowand is producer on this show; Alicia Merel directs.Marathon Community Theater is located at 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon.For more information, call 743-0408 or visit: www .marathontheater.org .Carolina is the stageFrom Dixie,5B ship has survived storms and even a fire.Grants from the foundation and the city of Key West have helped retain this culturally significant site.524 Frances St.Local lore has it that the master carpenter/architect of the Curry Mansion built a house of 7 gables as his own residence c. 1907. A complete renovation to bring the home into a second century included a guest wing which increased the gable count to 11. Antique ambiance was retained by current era architect, Rob Delaune, and is repeated in much of the dcor. But the family room, art collection, pool and lush garden are very au courant and Keysy. An added garden gazebo cleverly distilled the Gothic essence of the original late Victorian eclectic design.518 Frances St.Eyebrow Conch is an architectural style unique to Key West; one that sheltered hard-working middle-class citizens. This home stood before the 1889 Sanborn Map. It has been occupied, repaired and expanded over the years, yet much of the original old growth timbers and boards still survives. Its latest renovation, while serving modern needs, proves the durability and beauty of a sturdy and practical family home design.1232 South St.(Home of Stan Cottner, Josh Scaturro & Jeff Smead) PostWorld War II was a time of prosperity and expansion. Compact ramblers were the style of choice in mid-20th Century. Over the years, this once typical family home became a neighborhood eyesore rundown, overcrowded and surrounded by parking pad. New owners have totally transformed the place. Following their vision, they gutted and reconstructed the interior and planted a lush landscape. After just two years, cheerful Holiday decorations now brighten a formerly blighted corner.1311 Truman Ave.(aka 1 Division Street)Former Mayor (and prosperous merchant ) Benjamin D. Trevor and his wife, Mary Fogerty Trevor, called this imposing Queen Anne Revival home at the turn of the last century. In 1907, their sprawling four lot estate was at the edge of town where open bay vistas and breezes were a block away. Extensive renovations in the 1970s and 1999 rejuvenated the fine old estate while retaining its original form and detailing. Nofrills euro-contemporary furnishings contrast the antique structure while highlighting the enduring fine quality of its construction.With its three-bedroom guest house, the compound comfortably accommodates the dozen or more guests the current owners often entertain.Mature hidden gardens are graced by the largest known living specimen of Lignum Vitae. Bayview Park holiday lights sparkle invitingly across old Division Street.The Old Island Restoration Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of architectural treasures in Key West and the celebration, honor, and recognition of the historical achievements of the Island. Funds raised from the tours will be used for the foundations grants program, scholarships and other endeavors furthering our preservation goals.Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. We Bought a Zoo(PG):1:15,4:15 and 7:15 p.m. The Adventures of Tintin 3D(PG):1:20 and 7:40 p.m.;2D:4:25 p.m. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R):12:45,3:50 and 7:10 p.m. Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol (PG-13):1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked (G):1:25, 4:25 and 7:25 p.m. Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows (PG-13): 1:05,4:05 and 7:05 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 The Descendants(R):1:00,3:15,5:30,7:45 and 10:00 p.m. Young Adult(R):1:30,3:45,6:00,8:15 and 110:30 p.m. Being Elmo(NR):2:00,4:00,6:00,8:00 and 110:00 p.m. My Week With Marilyn(R):1:15,3:30,5:45,8:00 and 110:15 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Mission:Impossible (PG-13):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:45 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:45 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 We Bought a Zoo (PG):1:05,4:05,6:50 and 9:35 p.m. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R):1:10,4:30 and 7:50 p.m. Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol (PG-13):1:00,4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked (G):1:45,4:25, 6:50 and 9:05 p.m. Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows (PG-13):1:20, 4:10,7:05 and 9:55 p.m. Keys Movie Times Marathon Community Cinema Coming 1/6 J. EdgarRComing 1/13 Sherlock HolmesPG-13Showtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00 & 9:45 Sat & Sun 2:00, 7:00 & 9:45 Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg Phone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now Available Rated: PG-13 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLEGHOST PROTOCOL TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070NOWALLDIGITAL! Check movies and show times at our WEBSITEwww.bbtheatres.comor to call our 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLINE853-7003Variety marks home toursFrom Tour,5B 518 Francis St.is typical of Eyebrow Concharchitecture unique to Key West. Dixie Swim Clubexplores the lives and friendships of five southern women over three decades. Abit of history, some song and dance, and music for funs sake are on the bill at the Marathon Community Theatre this season. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Henry Flaglers ride on the Overseas Railway to Key West, the theatre will present a one-man performance Sunday, Jan. 22, with Paul Jellinek. Cast in the mold of Flagler, Jellinek tells the life story of the visionary businessman and builder, the trials and triumphs of building the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad. Two shows are scheduled, one at 3 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. with music preceding the stage show. Tickets cost $20. Other shows coming up later this season include: Once Upon AMattress, the family-friendly musical based on the story of the princess and the pea, which runs March 1-31. Tickets cost $24. Forever Plaid, by Stuart Ross, is scheduled May 3-12. Some of the hits from this show include Three Coins in the Fountain, Chain Gang, and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing. Tickets cost $18. Flagler story Jan. 22 JELLINEKArtists form networkAlan Kennish, a Stock Island photographer, will be the guest speaker Monday, Jan. 2, at the first meeting of the Lower Keys Artists Network.Kennish will talk on How to Photograph Your Art Work, covering tips and techniques for a variety of purposes: web, prints, giclees.Organizers of the network also said Kennish will demonstrate inexpensive ways for artists to photograph their own works. For more about Kennishs work, visit: www.keywest fineprinting.com The artists network meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 in the Artists in Paradise Gallery, WinnDixie Shopping Plaza, Big Pine. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 872-1828.First meeting set Jan.2 at Big Pine galleryART LATTITUDES BRIEFSJohnny Sketch comes to townJohnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes Bring NOLA Funk to The Green Parrot on Thursday, Dec. 29. This six-piece, Crescent City Funk/Rock band plays at 10 p.m. Since its inception in 2001, the Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes band has gained a loyal following in New Orleans, where the music scene is hot, hot, hot. They recently won Offbeat Magazines Best of the Beat award for best emerging band in the Funk/R&B category. Members blend guitar, violin and harmonica with a hard-driving rhythm section. Promoters describe it as a special brand of New Orleans funk reminiscent of the Radiatorsswamp funk mixed with the powerful horns of Tower of Power.Pete & Wayne at Sloppy JoesLooking for something a bit more naughty than nice? Check out the Pete & Wayne show at Sloppy Joes place, starting Wednesday, Dec. 28. The duo is widely known for its adult humor and lyrics meant to fit the moment. On their website, they dont pretend to be musicians, despite the fact they carry guitars on stage and do actually play music. They appear at 5:30 p.m. nightly four days a week (Wednesdays through Saturdays) at Sloppy Joes, 201 Duval St., Key West. Also on the bill Dec. 28 at Sloppys: noon, Brian Roberts; 10 p.m. Hyjinx.
Saturday,December 24,2011 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com Reggae served hot at The Green ParrotSpiritual Rez, a Bostonbased reggae/funk band, hits the Southernmost City with their Marley-TootsTosh sound starting Dec. 26 at The Green Parrot stage. This is a repeat appearance for them. They were here for last years Fantasy Fest and got rave reviews for their positive music and attitude. The band has played with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Toots and The Maytals. Spiritual Rez won the Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act, and they are all alumni of the Berklee College of Music. They begin bringing down the house at 10 p.m. Dec. 26, then return for shows at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Dec. 27-28. The Green Parrot Bar is at 601 Whitehead St., Key West. For more information, call 294-6133. Rings) was producing, my expectations rose even higher..The story, adapted from three of the comic books, begins as Tintin buys a model ship from a flea market that immediately draws other would-be buyers who seem desperate to get their hands on the model. One shady character is named Sakharine (voiced by Daniel Craig), who has an identical model ship. Then Tintins model is stolen and he realizes that it must be more than just a model and with the help of his trusted canine companion, Snowy, tries to solve the mystery of the original ships lost treasure.Spielberg made the film using the motion capture process, an expensive digital process that has been used with limited success in films like Polar Express and Beowulf. In filmmaking, it refers to recording the actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. It is also often referred to as performance capture. Written by Stephen Moffatt (Dr. Who), Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), the dialogue is sometimes very witty and features some comic interplay between the characters, especially between the two Interpol agents Thompson and Thompson, performed by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. On the other hand, while a few visual jokes are funny (theres a great Jaws reference and the animated songbirds scene is clever), some dont quite hit the mark. People getting hit in the face, dogs sniffing cowsrear ends, more people getting hit in the face it all seems a little slapstick. But the biggest problem I had with the film was the animation. As detailed as it is (look for Snowys coat blowing in the wind), and as hard as the movie tries for photorealism, it still looks like a combination 1990s video game and a 1960s cartoon. The faces are wax-like and the characters never manage to cross over from cartoon to realism. When Capt. Haddock (Andy Serkis) comes on screen, I was reminded of Bluto from the old Popeye cartoons, a fun character but only twodimensional. Since Tintin is playing in 3D as well as 2D, I doubt thats the look the director was aiming for.Granted, there are some beautiful scenes the motorcycle chase and Capt. Haddocks tale of his ancestors, especially that are marvelous. But overall, the characters on the screen are animated versions of live people, but without the life. I was expecting something better, something more visually impressive. And I couldnt help thinking that Tintin could have been just as easily made with real actors. Raiders of the Lost Ark kept coming to mind similar chases, fights, airplane and ship sequences were all done wonderfully in live action 30 years ago. Why do it in motion capture? Critics are talking about the performances by the actors, but to me they all seemed like animated cartoons, not performances.Summing up its an action-packed chase film with some really good animation, some not-so-good animation. In typical Spielberg fashion, theres never a dull moment as we follow Tintin around the globe in search of treasure. But the characters are thin, the plot is simplistic, theres almost no backstory and, worst of all, theres no emotional connection with anyone on the screen. I simply didnt care who found the treasure. Plus, at the end of the film, I found the blatant setup for the sequel especially grating, as if Spielberg and Jackson are telling us Get your tickets now for the next one! So Im sorry to say that I was disappointed in the film. But thats not to say Tintin is a bad film. I enjoyed it and, if you can simply enjoy the action and not think too much, you will have a good time as well. The kids will like it and theres enough adult humor to make the grownups smile. Just dont expect the emotional hook of some of Spielbergs better films like Jaws or the Indiana Jones series. For that, Im anxiously awaiting his next film, The War Horse. Casual Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Seating 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.Reservations Please 289-1554Call early for New Years ReservationsThe only thing we overlook is the ocean.Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm Open 7 Days All Major Credit Cards Accepted Christmas For TwoChoice ofWhole Turkey(10-12 lb.) Baked Stuffed Hog Fishw/ Newburg SauceBaked Ham w/Port Raisin Sauce$58 per coupleEntrees include salad, breads, trimmings & holiday pies 305-664-8400 MM 85.5 O ceanside At Snake Creek BridgeNEWYEARSEVE BASH! Chef Eli ser ving 7 Special Entres And 7 Appetizers PLUS an array of desserts!ENTERTAINMENTThe STREET PEOPLEFrom Ft. LauderdaleNEW YEARS EVE MENU INCLUDES:Prime Rib,Stuffed Shrimp,Whole Hogfish,Whole Lobster Grilled or Broiled,Stone Crabs,Seafood Cakes and Island ChickenNO COVER,NO MINIMUMHave dinner,or just come out for the Party! Champagne on the Beach at Midnight Including party favors and hats! Tintinis light mind candyFrom Film,5B Still from Spielbergs new film,The Adventures of Tintin. We Sell Bagged Ice99MM 101.3 Key Largo www.KeyLargoArbys.com Art Guild hosts show Dec. 27-31The Florida Keys Art Guild will host an open-air holiday art showcase Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 27-31, at Key Wests Bayview Park. Artists and artisans from a diverse background and a mix of media will be on hand, displaying and selling works in sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry design, and glass. Music in the park will be part of the experience and there are plenty of places to sit, relax and listen before and after browsing the artist booths.Bayview Park, Truman Avenue at Jose Marti Drive, has been the site of the Occupy Key West movement.The Art Guild said the post-Christmas show will be one of nine multi-day art events scheduled throughout the Keys over the next 12 months. Admission is free. For more information, visit: www.floridakeysart guild.com The Guild is a collective of Keys-based artists and artisans. On their web site, the organization outlines their credo: We are painters (of all media types), photographers, sculptors, jewelers, mixedmedia artist, glass blowers, woodworkers, potters, fabric artist and many, many more. We are staff artists. We are not an artists club. We are a Guild: a union of men and women in the same craft or trade. We jury artist based on a collective of different individuals who strive to bring high quality arts and crafts to the buying public. We dont fix prices or mandate pricing structure at our art shows.Bayview Park site for postChristmas showARTPeace on earth at the Wine GalleyJazz vocalist Kathleen Peace will be joined by Christine Cordone and others for a special holiday musical program Sunday, Dec. 25, at the Wine Galley in the Pier House Resort, 1 Duval St., Key West. The 9 p.m. show will feature Larry Smith, Kathleen Peace, Peppy Pabon on drums, Mary Deasy and other showcase guests singing holiday songs along with jazz and pop standards. Smith leads the ensemble for Friday and Saturday night jazz and pop repertoire. Hell be joined by Peppy Pabon on drums. On Monday, Dec. 26, the Larry Smith Jazz Jams will feature Skipper Kripitz and bassist Tim McAlpine. Singer Mary Deasy will be Smiths guest at his Sunday, Jan. 2, showcase in the Wine Galley. For more information, call 296-4600, or visit: www .keywestislandnight.com.Kathleen Peace, Mary Deasy sing Christmas showMUSIC Kathleen Peace Beach photo taken with large-format camera by Guild artist Joey R.Smith,one of the Guild artists in the spotlight in December. LATTITUDES BRIEFS
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,December 24,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A COMPUTER SAVVY ASSISTANTI need 1 really smart,fast moving,do-it all assistant.Must be whiz-bang on the computer and have your own laptop.Monday Friday 9 5 $500 p.w plus BONUSESMust be dependable,well-spoken and ready to start305-517-6620 A A A A A A A A A d / 5793600 INVITATIONTONEGOTIATE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thattheMonroeCountySchool Districtwillreceivebidsforthe following: ITNNo.505 KEYLARGOSCHOOL MUNICIPALSEWER CONNECTIONPROJECT Biddocumentsmaybe requestedfromDemandStar bycalling1-800-711-1712or bygoingtothewebsite www.demandstar.comorby goingto www.keysschools.comThe publicrecorddocumentis availableatthePurchasing Department,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040. PRE-BIDCONFERENCE: MANDATORY Apre-bidconferencewillbe heldatKeyLargoSchool: 104801OverseasHwy,Key LargoFL,33037onJanuary 17that9:00am.ALL PROSPECTIVEBIDDERS ARETOMEETINTHEMAIN OFFICEPRIORTO9:00AM. ANYPROSPECTIVEBIDDER NOTINATTENDANCEAT THESTARTOFTHE MEETINGWILLBE EXCLUDEDFROMTHE BIDDINGPROCESS. A llbidsmustbereceivedonor before 2PMTuesday, JANUARY31ST,2012 specifiedinthebiddocuments. TheMonroeCountySchool Districtreservestheright,atits solediscretion,toacceptor rejectanyandallbidsandto waiveinformalitiesor irregularitieswhenitisinthe bestinterestoftheBoardtodo so. MonroeCountySchoolDistrict PurchasingDepartment PublishDecember21,24,28, 31,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5813200 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: ANCHORTOWING gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthesevehicles on 01/07/2012,08:00amat 189USHIGHWAY1, KEYWEST,FL33040-5476, pursuanttosubsection713.78 oftheFloridaStatutes. A NCHORTOWINGreserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids. 1FTZF182XYKB16064 2000FORD 1G4HP54K3YU122360 2000BUICK LM242610B09964325 1996LOADMASTER PublishDecember24,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5813600 NOTICEOF REQUESTFORPROPOSALS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS thaton January 25,2012at3:00P.M. the MonroeCountyPurchasing Officewillreceivesealed proposalsforthefollowing: HURRICANEDEBRIS MONITORINGAND A A DISASTERRELATED SERVICES MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFP-ENG-25-341-2012PUR/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.Technicalquestions shouldbedirected, inwriting, toJudithS.Clarke,P.E., DirectorofEngineering Services,MonroeCounty EngineeringDepartment,The GatoBuilding,1100Simonton Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040orbyfacsimileto(305) 295-4321.Allanswerswillbe byAddenda. Proposersmustsubmita totalofseven(7),two(2) signedoriginalsandfive(5) completecopies,ofeach Proposal inasealedenvelope markedontheoutside, SealedProposalfor HurricaneDebrisMonitoring andDisasterRelated Services 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 January25,2012.Any proposalsreceivedafterthis dateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected.Faxed oremailedproposalswillalso beautomaticallyrejected. DatedatKeyWest,Florida,this 16thdayofDecember,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishDecember24,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5821900 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: AlexsAutoWrecking&Parts givesNoticeofForeclosureof Lienandintenttosellthese vehicles on01/04/20129:00 AMat111USHighway1 / 107KeyWest,Florida 33040 pursuanttosubsection 713.78oftheFloridaStatutes. A lexsAutoWrecking&Parts reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. KMYSE4B4X6C005792 2006DAEL 3GNBABFW6BS538525 2011CHEVROLET 1FTDF15Y7FNA65332 1985FORD PublishDecember24,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5853100 AMENDEDNOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALEBY CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe17dayof January,2012at11:00oclock a.m.,at500WhiteheadStreet, A A MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertiessituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: UNIT / C-6,TOWNHOME / 11,TOGETHERWITHBOAT SLIPNO.48,OFMOONBAY, A CONDOMINIUM A CCORDINGTOTHE DECLARATIONOF CONDOMINIUMTHEREOF, A SRECORDEDINOFFICIAL RECORDSBOOK678,AT PAGE395,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA. A /K/A104350OVERSEAS HIGHWAY,UNIT / TH11, KEYLARGO,FLTOGETHER WITHBOATSLIPNO.48 PursuanttotheFinalJudgment ofForeclosureenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the styleofwhichis: MOONBAYCONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC., aFloridanon-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. NICHOLASA.GRUMBINE; ELIZABETHRADOVICZ;and JOHNDOEASTENANTIN POSSESSIONANDALL OTHERSINPOSSESSION, Defendant(s). A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber11-CA-847-P WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 15dayofDecember,2011. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:JenniferSettoon DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim withinsixty(60)daysafterthe sale. PublishDecember24,31,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A ALARMTECH,EXPD .Must havegoodreferences,valid driverslicense.Worktruck helpful.DFWP.Call743-2522 orfaxresumeto743-2022. A A HOUSEKEEPER NeededforresortinMarathon. 35-40hrs/wk.Mustspeak someEnglish.Call743-5246or applyinperson,7050O/SHwy. MAINTENANCEPERSON Parttime,possiblyleadingto fulltime.ApplytoKeysRV Park,6099OverseasHwy, Marathon. TAXIDRIVERS neededforMarathontaxi service.Musthaveneat appearanceandreliable. Bilingualaplus.305-896-3507 VeterinaryTechnician needed,compassionateanimal loverwithgoodpeopleskills neededforbusypracticein Marathon.Fulltime,mustbe abletoworkeveningsand weekends.Experience preferred.Goodwagesand benefits.CallMarathon VeterinaryHospitalat 305-743-7099.
Saturday,December 24,2011 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com A A 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 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 A A MANAGER AND ASSISTANT MANAGER for training program in MARATHON.Please fax (305)-885-5401) or em ailto smccarthy@tomthumb .com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org NOWHIRING 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 email@example.com EOE/AA Drug Free Workplace Level 2 Live Scan / e-Verification. A A A A A A 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. A A A A 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. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,December 24,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A Apremiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following positionThe selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.Apply in person MM 83.5Front Desk Housekeeper Must be experienced, flexible, and be able to work weekends and holidays. A A A A Beach Resort and Marina 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 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 A A Come work in our AIR CONDITIONED KITCHEN A B A S S P R O S H O P S A F F I L I A T E NOW INTERVIEWING FOR:Apply @ Restaurant Administrative Office 81532 Overseas Hwy., MM 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, Fl 33036 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace Line Cook Flexible Schedules (AM/PM Available), Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K, & Holidays) HousekeeperP/T position for a reliable & competent person. Exp. preferred. Must be able to work weekends & holidays. Apply in person.Rock Reef ResortMM 98 Bayside WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiring:ServersBarBackBusserFoodRunner A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A FREE WATCHMANSERVICES GrassyKeytoBigPine. 732-470-8644 bridgebum1yahoo.com 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 HUGESALE! New&Used tools,electronics,toys,air purifier,callmetoseeifIhave it,305-743-5168.67Tingler Lane,Sat.12/249am PARTTIMEHELPWANTED Lookingforresponsible& meticulousboatdetailers.Will train.Tansportationisamust. (305)852-1117 A A BEDROOMFURNITURE 2FULLSETS 1-Kingbed,& 2-Twinbeds,withheadboards. Verygoodcondition.CallMike 847-366-5972,KeyColonyBch 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 AffordableWaterfront1/1 Furnishedmanufactured home.MM63,Oceanside. 45dock.$1500.305-872-2750 BIGTORCHKEY,MM25 Seasonalfurnished,orlong termunfurn.2/2.Deepwater dock.$dependsonterms. 305-457-9804 CONCHKEY,MM63 .1br,1ba, kitchen,livingroom.Fullyfurn. Directyontheopenbaywith boatslip. Mustsee.F/L/S. $1,200/mo.743-3478 HOMESTEAD2BR1BA newly remodeled,tilethru-out,new appls.Largebackyard.Fenced doghousearea.$800/mo. CallErica(786)444-6133 Marathon 3br,3ba,2masters. Screenedpool.200wide canal.Dockageforupto3 boats.CocoPlumarea.$2800, minus$300forelectric,$2500 monthly,yearly.239-340-5731 MarathonEstateHome 4br, 3.5ba.5,000sqft.Prestigious SombreroIsle.Poolon2ndflr, masterbr3rdflr,mother-in-law aptgrndflr.$3,600mo.Perfect forextfamily.239-340-5731 MM107 2/2Unfurnished.HOpark. $1100/mth.$500sec.dep. Waterincl. 305-394-1150 MM92.52BR1BAUP 1BR1BADwnCovPkg LrgYrdHOParkw/boatramp NoSmkNoPets $1600mo F/L/S786-266-4850 MM97-Oceanside,2BR/2BA 32OceanDr.intheHarborage. Pool,boatramp,clubhouse. Yearlyleaseavail.oramin.of6 mths.seasonal.305-451-1241 A A GRASSYKEY3/2canalfront home. Dockage,unfurnished, EZaccesstoOcean&Bay. Section8OK.$1450/mo. Utilitiesincl.305-735-4434 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 ALARGE/CLEANCENTRAL KEYLARGO 2/1.CAC,W/D, DW.LOTSOFSPACEFOR VEHICLES.$1050MO.UTIL INCL 954-803-1613OR 305-852-2372 BEFORE6PMPLEASE. AMOVEINNOWfrom$250 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 KEYCOLONYBEACH2/2 duplex onBonefishBay,with 40fingerdock,unfurn,W/D, D.W,$1350 util.F/L/S.Call Ernie,508-340-1957 KEYCOLONYBEACH 1BR,1BA,onstilts,canalview. 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