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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .9B Living . . . . . . .7B Business . . . . .11A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . .10A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .8AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 18,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.14 25 CENTS Rate-hike protest Some liveaboards in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon say new dinghy-dock fees are way too high and unreasonable.Story, 4A Nautical guide Islamoradas Gigantic Nautical Flea Market is the place for catching the big ones Feb.25 and 26.Official program inside todays paper. Homicide suspect nabbedAfter a 16-hour search, Key West police Friday afternoon arrested Francisco Leon Marquez, 36, for allegedly stabbing to death his co-worker at the Ibis Bay Resort, 29-year-old Giovanni Perez. Marquez is charged with first-degree murder; police found him hiding beneath a trailer on Stock Island in the 5100 block of 3rd Avenue. Cops were called to the Ibis Bay Resort on North Roosevelt Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Friday, where they found Perez stabbed multiple times in the chest and arm with a large knife, according to police spokeswoman Alyson Crean. Perez was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, where he died from his injuries. Crean said that based on witness statements, the two men had been drinking on a houseboat behind the resort when they got into an argument that turned violent. She said a filet knife and butcher knife were found on a seawall next to the houseboat where the alleged homicide occurred. The knives were on a container lid that had blood on it.Marquez has been arrested four times in the Florida Keys since 2006 on charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of cocaine, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and violating terms of his probation, according to records maintained by the MonroeKey Wester accused of stabbing when drinking leads to argumentBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT MARQUEZPREP BASKETBALL Two more wins for the Final FourDoral Academys stunning 19-9 first-quarter lead couldnt quiet the crowd, which, 1,500 strong and mostly in red, awaited a comeback in the packed gym that surely would extend the dream season. On a night that throbbed with the excitement of the Key West High School boys basketball teams first stateplayoff game in 10 years, the comeback came swiftly and dramatically. Burned by four 3-point shots in the opening period, the Conchs switched from a zone defense on Thursday in their home gym to a pressure man-to-man and immediately rattled the Firebirds. Converting steals into easy baskets, Key West slashed into the lead and finally went ahead for good at 2826 on a three-point play by forward JeQuan Lopez that brought a deafening roar. Gerald Hernandez, who had come off the bench, followed his own shot to make it 30-26 at the half, and the Conchs went on to a 67-51 victory in the 4Aquarterfinal game. Now 16-0, they will play in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculata-La Salle in Miami. Immaculata defeated St. Brendan, 53-42, Thursday night. Two more wins, and the Conchs are in the states Final Four tournament in Lakeland. We fell asleep in the first quarter, Lopez, who scored 15 points, said after Thursdays win. The crowd brought us back into the game. I loved the crowd.We kept our composure, added forward ThomasConchs move to 16-0 with win over DoralBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorBy BERT BUDDEThomas Butler passes to teammate JeQuan Lopez (No.23) during the Conchs67-51 victory Thursday night.Wilson wants jail time forSawyerConvicted by a Key West jury Thursday night of skimming thousands of dollars from taxpayer-funded grants, Norma Jean Sawyer, the 60-year-old former executive director of the nonprofit Bahama Conch Community Land Trust, faces sentencing March 21.Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones can sentence her to anything from probation to 30 years in prison on the felony count of scheme to defraud. Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson, who prosecuted Sawyer during the four-day trial, said he would recommend a combination of incarceration, probation and restitution. Wilson said he would confer with State Attorney Dennis Ward about theJury convicts former trust chief of fraudBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS Photo courtesy U.S.COAST GUARDU.S.Coast Guard Seaman Zachary Quamme carries a bail of marijuana from the cutter Dallasto shore at Coast Guard Sector Key West on Thursday.The crew of the ship,homeported in Charleston,S.C.,found about 4,000 pounds of cocaine and 940 pounds of pot on two go-fast boats while patrolling the Caribbean Sea.The cocaines estimated street value is $48 million.Seven people were arrested in the two cases.BIG DRUG HAULStudy: Keys lead in smoke cessationSome good news for Keys residents who made quitting smoking a 2012 resolution: The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center runs the top-rated smoking-cessation program in the country. So says Minnesota-based Professional Data Analysts, a company specializing in public-health research. The firm conducted a survey of Keys residents. Were doing very well, much higher than any national average as far as helping people. The center has the highest cessation rates in the state [and] highest satisfac-Nearly 90% of participants finish programBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comTO YOUR HEALTH See Marquez,2ASee Conchs,2ASee Smoking,3ASee Sawyer,2A Plant world a showoff at 2012 GardenFestS ip p in su d s a t th e w a te rfa l l b e e r g a rd e n e y e in g b ril li a n t b ro m e lia d s a n d o h so -a m z i n g o rc h id s s o u n d lik e fu n ? 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,February 18,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.8274 SUN.8267 MON.7666 TUES.7970 Forecast: Expect part;ly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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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 BRIEFSDEA busts alleged trafficker in KeysAformer Aspen, Colo., man was arrested Tuesday on Big Pine Key, charged with federal conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possess with the intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms cocaine. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Montgomery Chitty, 60, without incident. The U.S. Attorneys Office in Denver says Chitty was among 10 people indicted by a federal grand jury on the charges arising from a 2010 DEAinvestigation involving the distribution of cocaine in Aspen. specifics. Wilson convinced the sixperson jury Sawyer misappropriated grant money given to the Land Trust by both the city and the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, operating as an agent of the state Department of Children and Families, intended to construct homeless housing at 307 Julia St.No ones sure exactly how much money was misappropriated, but Sawyers conviction, under the law, is for obtaining at least $50,000 through fraud.The Land Trust received a $712,000 grant from DCF in 2006. Wilson, presenting bank records and other documentary evidence, demonstrated how Sawyer would seek reimbursement for construction costs, some legitimate and others not, from both SHALand the city.Jamie Garcia of Tampa and Jason Smith of Key West defended Sawyer, painting the situation as the result of an inattentive Land Trust board, bookkeeping mistakes and a vaguely described conspiracy by city officials to strip the Land Trust of a development lease for 6.6 acres at the Truman Waterfront.If this is a genuine mistake, Wilson said in closing arguments Thursday, then shes not guilty. But I think when the average person makes a mistake, some days it benefits you and some days it doesnt. If these are all mistakes, I dont see a single mistake that didnt benefit the Land Trust. Every single mistake means Ms. Sawyer gets more money.Garcia differentiated between Sawyer as an individual and the Land Trust as an entity; he also spread the culpability to SHALExecutive Director Wendy Coles:What I dont understand is how other people can get a pass. If anything, this is a civil case. An entity made a mistake, did what was right and is trying to pay it back. No individual from that entity needs to be crucified. Of the conspiracy theory defense perpetrated by the nebulous they: I dont think theyre after Norma Jean; theyre after what she helped create ... and that 6.6 acres thats so sacred. Im representing an individual. You cannot judge an individual by a group, said Garcia, paraphrasing the moral hero and attorney Atticus Finch in Harper Lees seminal 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird.Sawyer used the stolen taxpayer money at Duffys Steak and Lobster House, Nine One Five Restaurant and Wine Bar and Kyushu Japanese Restaurant among other places.Jail possibleFrom Sawyer,1A HAMILTONMargaretE.LangilleMoran Hamilton passedawaywith herfamilybyhersideinPonte Vedra,FloridaonFebruary9, 2012.Shewasbornin1922in Malagash,NovaScotiato MelvilleandMaeLangille.She wasoneof9children. Shewasanactivewoman whomadefamilyanimportant partofherlife. Herthreedaughtersand son-in-laws:Charleneand JerryBlountofMandarin,Fla., ShelleyandJamesHulihanof PonteVedra,Fla.,and MaureenandPorterSadlerof A tlanta,GAappreciateher affectionate,generousand curiousnatureshebroughtto lifeandherfamily. Shewasaloving grandmothertoMichelle GilmourKallestad,Maegan KayHulihan,ShamusRichard Hulihan,PorterZachary Sadler,ValerieBlount,Jered Blount,CherylBlount,and ElizabethHamilton. Herdearestsister,Glenda Johnson,andhusband,Jim, resideinNovaScotiaaswellas theirchildren,Donald,Alanand Kevin,whowereallclosetoher heart. Margarethadaninsatiable desirefortravel,worldcultures, currenteventsandlifelong learning.Hergenerositywas reflectedinhervolunteerwork andherconcernforwomens issues.Margaretsperfectday wouldinclude:readingthe newspaperwithherhusband,9 holesofgolforbridgegroup, takingawalkonthebeach,and muchlivelydiscussionwith familyandfriends. Herpresencewillbegreatly missed;however,herspirit remainsinallofusand providescomfortforthosewho lovedher. Thefamilywouldliketo sincerelythanktheMcGraw HospiceofJacksonville, Floridafortheexceptional attentionandcareofMargaret. Donationscanbemadeinher honorattheMcGrawCenterfor Caring,c/oCommunity HospiceofNortheastFlorida Foundation,4266Sunbeam RoadJacksonville,Fla.32257. Pleasevisitouronline Tributeat www.quinn-shalz.com Servicesunderthedirection andcareofQuinn-Shalz,A FamilyFuneralHome,JacksonvilleBeach,FL. SAWYERButler, who led the Conchs with 18 points. Coach always tells us to always play like the score is equal.The coach he was referring to is Anton Lopez, whose smile lit up the gym as brightly as his ensemble red shoes, red pants, red vest, white coat. With Butler and center Anthony Rice dominating the boards, the Conchs pulled away in the third quarter, which ended 50-37 after a 3-point shot from the left side by reserve guard and fan favorite Donjae Valdez. Doral, under constant harassment by guards Ryan Wagner and Tony Guieb, made only eight of 30 fieldgoal attempts in the second half. When Anton Lopez pulled his starters with 1:27 left in the game, a standing ovation rained down on them Guieb finished with 11 points, Rice had eight, Valdez scored seven and Hernandez added two. Not all the fans were Conchs. Attorney Harry Tipping, on vacation from high-school hotbed Akron, Ohio, said he came to look at Rice for the University of Akrons basketball program and for its new football coach, Terry Bowden. The Conchs, he said, could compete in Akron.Final 4 in reachFrom Conchs,1A Obama: $232M forGlades workAWhite House budget issued Monday contains nearly $232 million for Everglades restoration efforts in 2012-13 but some projects deemed critical to Florida Bay remain on the wish list. The federal budget drafted by President Obamas administration includes money to finish a one-mile Tamiami Trail bridge now under construction, and funding that should complete a C-111 Canal project at the border of Everglades National Park in south Miami-Dade County. Not listed is money for additional Tamiami Trail bridges to improve water flow, or for a C-111 spreader canal system.We wish we had made better progress on the spreader canal, said Tom Van Lent, a Key Largo resident who is chief scientist for the Everglades Foundation. The spreader canal would direct water from the canal into wetlands flanking the 18Mile Stretch.But there is progress, Van Lent said. The projects theyre talking about are good for [Everglades National] Park, good for Florida Bay and good for Monroe County. The one-mile bridge on Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), a three-year project costing $81 million, is scheduled to open in 2013. Another 5.5 miles bridges on the highway have been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior to increase the natural water flow to the south Everglades and Florida Bay, but money has not been appropriated.Other than the one-mile bridge, nothing further on the bridges is mentioned specifically, said Julie Hill Gabriel, Everglades specialist for Florida Audubon. Were not sure yet where that money is going to come from.The White House budget which must be approved by Congress does include $20 million to finish the C-111 South Dade Project, intended to keep water inside Everglades National Park and out of the C-111 Canal that would dump it into the ocean. It does not create any new water but it keeps water from leaving the park, van Lent said. The park needs water to raise spoonbills and fish. Ideally, that water will flow south toward the bay, he said. It does not create any new water and eventually we will need projects that do create new water, Van Lent said. But it is a piece of the puzzle. The proposed federal Everglades budget also allocates money for restoration of the ecosystem at Picayune Strand, an undeveloped but subdivided area east of Naples. Also on the work list is money for the Site 1 Impoundment/Fran Reich Preserve, a 1,700-acre water storage area in Palm Beach County to reduce seepage from adjacent natural areas, prevent saltwater intrusion and reduce demands on the natural system in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. President Obama has known from the start that the Everglades is not only critical to the Florida environment but for creating jobs, said John Adornato, regional director of the National Parks Conservation Association.The fate of Everglades money in the Florida state budget now being hammered out in Tallahassee remains uncertain. Gov. Rick Scott proposed $40 million for Everglades restoration, and the Florida House agreed to a similar figure.However, a Florida Senate budget proposal included no money directed for the Everglades. Conference committee will be called to negotiate compromises.Tamiami bridge for better flow will get doneEVERFGLADES RESTORATIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comWKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 County Sheriffs Office.This is the third homicide in Key West since Sept. 2, when Carl Eric Johanson, 66, was found dead in his apartment at the Henry Haskins Senior Citizen Plaza bound and with his throat slashed.Tod Geofrey Helfrich, 46, is the prime suspect in the Johanson investigation, although he has not been charged as prosecutors await forensic analysis by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Peter Erik Hedvall, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 28 killing of Venezuelan native Jonathon Alvarado, found dead under a truck on Grinnell Street. Police say his head was smashed with a rock.Daylong search ends with arrestFrom Marquez,1A
Saturday,February 18,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com My feelings. My health. My life. I cannot tell you enough how great the experience was. The staff was fabulous, and I felt like a queen. They were very comforting and would stop to talk to me. I never felt alone.* 91500 Overseas HighwayTavernierCommitted to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence *Quote taken from a patient satisfaction survey conducted by an independent firm. For a referral to a Mariners Hospital physic ian, please call our free Physician Referral Service at 800-228-6557 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, or visit us at BaptistHealth.net. The Players have fun on stage...creating a light-hearted atmosphere, while playing some seriously robust & thrilling music.Port Colborne Tribune,OntarioMiddle Keys Concerts General seating $25.00pp Preferred seating $40.00ppSan Pablo Church 550 122nd St.,Ocean,MarathonContact:743-4687 or 289-1110Upper Keys Concerts General seating $25.00pp Island Community Church MM 83.25,Islamorada Contact:451-0665 or 240-0061Doors open 7:00 PM Start time 7:30 PM Tickets available at the door the night of the concert between 6:30 & 7:30 PM More information:www.floridakeysconcerts.com Conrad Tao Marathon: Monday,March 5 Islamorada: Tuesday,March 6Back by popular demand with a brand new show! A quintet of exceptional & versatile musicians,with 30 years as a full-time performing ensemble Performing music from: New Orleans Jazz,Classical Opera, Baroque,The Wild West,Latin AmericaUPCOMING CONCER TS MARATHON Monday,February 20,2012 ISLAMORADA Saturday,February 18,2012 Watch for Random Acts of Culture happening in Marathon*TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THESE LOCATIONS: CENTENNIAL BANK, FOOD FOR THOUGHT *This project is sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts,the State of Florida Department of State,Division of Cultural Affairs,the Florida Council on Arts and Culture,and private donations. String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC) Marathon: Monday,March 19 Islamorada: Tuesday,March 20PresentsFOOTHILLS BRASS tion rate in the state, Keys AHEC Chief Executive Officer Michael Cunningham said. The study was funded by the Florida Department of Health to evaluate 15 statefunded smoking programs operating in all 67 counties. Data Analysts does similar surveys nationwide and says Monroe recorded the highest success rate its ever seen.According to the survey results of 1,107 program participants in fiscal year 201011, nearly 90 percent of participants in the six-week Keys to Quit Smoking program finish it, and 56 percent havent used tobacco after six months. The state average quit rate was 37 percent.In addition, 99 percent of Keys program participants were very satisfied or mostly satisfied with the program. Key West resident Kate Miano said she was a twopack-a-day smoker for years. Shes not had a cigarette since April 29, 2011. She said she credits program counselor Scott Irwin with helping her kick the habit.I hate not smoking ... but I cant go back. I thank God theres a program that can help people these days, she said. Key West resident Denise Dunbar says she smoked on and off my whole life, but finally stopped around three and a half months ago. I was the biggest failure for the longest time, about a year and a half. But [Irwin] finally made me conquer it, she said. I did the patch for a couple of weeks and that was it. Plus I was mentally ready to quit. Irwin said Dunbar is just one of many patients who slip and then return to the program. The average participant in the six-week program is involved for more than nine weeks. Were looking for a commitment, not a dropdead [quit] date, he said. If youre wearing a patch and you hit a cigarette, youre still trying. Youre committed to the process. Since the program started in November 2007, 4,500 people have gone through it. Prospective patients enter the program by contacting AHEC and filling out an assessment form. It helps counselors understand the patients habits and their smoking history. I try to really get an idea about the challenges for this person. Usually smokers are pretty nervous about giving this up, Irwin said. Irwin said treatments usually begin with nicotine patches, used in combination with lozenges, gum and nasal sprays. Counselors also work on identifying smokerstriggers, such as drinking coffee or driving in their car. More intense treatments include the drug Chantix, which Irwin said blocks nicotine receptors in the brain. So when you do smoke, the receptor doesnt interact, so the nicotine is made useless, he said. But Irwin is clear that Chantix isnt for everyone and has side effects, including giving users bad dreams.If theyve been on it before and they have a lot of confidence in it and dont have a major history of depression, chances are its going to work for them, he said.Other treatments include acupuncture and cold-laser therapy, which is like acupuncture but uses lowexposure laser lights that simulate reactions to acupuncture points.Other aspects of the program include helping patients make life changes, such as fitness. AHEC runs a Walk to Quit program Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. at Key West High School. There are also stress-relief programs.For more information on the program, call 743-7111 or visit www.keysto quitsmoking.com .Keys lead quit rateFrom Smoking,1A NEWS BRIEFSCouncilmans store is burglarized The eyeglass store owned by Islamorada Village Councilman Ken Philipson was burglarized Tuesday night, and thieves reportedly stole more than $30,000 worth of eyewear.Monroe County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said that Philipson reported his business, Tropical Optical, was broken into Wednesday morning. Detectives determined the burglar or burglars entered the store at mile marker 81.9 sometime overnight.Herrin said the thieves removed the lock from the door and disabled the alarm system. Detectives are asking for assistance in the investigation. Anyone with information about the break-in should call the Sheriffs Office at (305) 853-3211. Those wanting to stay anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800 346-TIPS or go to www.tipsubmit.com
Some 30 to 40 Boot Key Harbor liveaboard boaters showed up at Tuesdays Marathon City Council meeting to sound off against rate increases at City of Marathon Marina the council approved last month. The largest complaint from the liveaboards was the dinghy-dockage rate for daily customers being raised from $13 per day to $22 per day. One speaker warned that the city is chasing boaters away with the increase. Theres many people that have already left because of what you guys did. Were tired of being pushed around; its not just this city. The price of the dinghy is ridiculous, Susan Criblez said. Another said the rate is unfair to harbor residents that support this community with hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. We are not cognizant as to what type of input you received to qualify or quantify the increases. We believe there should have been fair and due notice to us, Edwin Spomen said. Twenty-two dollars per day fee to put the rubber dinghy on the dock to get my groceries ... I mean, lets get real here. The council approved the rates on Jan. 24 based on a staff recommendation that additional revenue is needed to offset rising operational costs at the marina adjoining the Boot Key Harbor mooring field. The increase was the first since August 2009.While no future meeting date was set, Councilman Mike Cinque assured the crowd the council would reevaluate the rate changes.City Manager Roger Hernstadt told the Keynoter the daily dinghy-dock fee was designed for people who come into Marathon for one day, not for people who stay a week or months and who go into town one or two days a week.Hernstadt said long-term residents were gaining on the system by purchasing one or two daily passes per week instead of paying the weekly or monthly rates. The monthly mooringball rate increased from $275 to $300 with the new fee schedule, while monthly dinghy dockage for vessels at anchor increased from $135 to $225. Those rates include one weekly sewage pumpout, use of the marina facilities and parking for one vehicle. Mooring-ball rates include dinghy dockage. It went up because of the fact that the folks who are on the mooring balls were paying a disproportionate amount of money for the marina ... than the people who were anchoring in the harbor, he said. The only difference between the impact of those two people is the maintenance of a mooring ball and we adjusted the rates to reflect that. Hernstadt said the new rates were created based on a formula where every marina customer, regardless of whether theyre on a mooring ball or not, would create $1 per day toward our capital fund. Weekly mooring-ball rates increased from $105 to $110, and weekly dinghy dockage from $45 to $85. Daily mooring rates increased from $21 to $22, and daily dinghy rates from $13 to $22. The council also approved a 32-foot minimum for boats using hard docks at the marina, which provide electricity. The monthly rate for those spots remains $19.75 per square foot in season, but 50amp power goes from $55 to $65 and 30-amp from $35 to $45. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,February 18,2012 Free Energy Usage Evaluation & Win $1000As part of the City of Marathons sustainability program, SALT Service will conduct 100 FREE residential & commercial energy audits for interested residents. SALT will schedule a convenient time for the trained energy audit professional to come to your home or business and perform a FREE energy audit. At the end of the audit, a report will be provided identifying sources of energy waste in the home or business as well as suggestions on how the resident can save energy and save money! Once all of the 100 audits have been completed, a drawing will be held for a chance to win one of two $1,000 credits to use towards any desired energy upgrade. Openings still remain, so please contact Lisa at SALT today 305-289-1150 Liveaboards: Fees too highThey protest new rates for dinghy dockBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON NEWS BRIEFSColorado crash kills Key West manAKey West man was killed Tuesday in a singlevehicle accident three miles north of Bristol, Colo., on Colorado 385.Lance Brooks, 29, was transported to Prowers Medical Center, where he died from injuries he sustained in the crash. The Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened at 4:50 p.m.Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMany boaters say the increase to use the City of Marathon Marina dinghy dock is too much,and that the city didnt consider how much the liveaboards bring to the city when coming up with the new rates. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Saturday,February 18,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 1. Continuum of Care The Palace Gardens is part of The Palace Family of Senior Living Communities which offers accommodations that meet everyones needs, from Independent Living and Assisted Living, to Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and even Home Health. You can rest assured that at The Palace, your needs will be met, no matter what may happen in the future.2. Palace Training & Education Center Because our residents come first, every employee must reflect the higher standards of our communities. Based on Ritz-Carlton procedures, a comprehensive orientation program reinforces this focus. Regular training and educational programs continue so that residents will always receive the very best careand services.3. Local Ownership Founded in 1980 by Helen and Jacob Shaham, The Palace is privately owned and locally operated by these self-made individuals who foresaw the need for quality senior living environments. Their constant involvement today ensures the tradition they established for the communities and services bearing The Palace name: only the best. To see for yourself why The Palace Gardens sets the standard Florida senior living, call or visit our web site.The Palace Gardens DifferenceFor over 30 years, The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead has been known as a leader in providing outstanding care to seniors. While our grounds and the campus are beautiful, there are more than a few reasons why The Palace Gardens is different from all others. 1351 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 (305)247-0446www.thepalace.org The Palace Suites / Independent Living The Palace Royale / Catered Living The Palace Renaissance / Assisted Living The Palace Gardens / Assisted Living The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center The Palace at Home / Home Health Lot on Buttonwood Lane Long Key I LISTED & SOLD this canal front lot in Layton! Looking to sell your property or know someone who is looking to buy call me today (305) 289-6522. Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Marsha MartinREALTOR(305) 289-6522www.bougainvillea.com Meeting Notice Monroe County Land AuthorityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on February 29, 2012 beginning at 9:00 AM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 2/18/12 Obama bud g et would cut NWSThe Obama administrations proposed cut of National Weather Service fundin g in the comin g year could have an impact on the a g encys Key West operation, but its way too early to tell.The presidents proposed bud g et for fiscal year 201213 that starts Oct. 1 calls for an overall NWS bud g et of $872 million, down from the $911 million bud g eted in the current year. The savin g s would be realized throu g h reconfi g urin g jobs at forecastin g offices.For Key West, the current bud g et is $3,118,161, says David Miller, director of corporate communications for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, parent a g ency of the Weather Service.For personnel, that includes one meteorolo g ist in char g e; 12 meteorolog ists; one each of a science and operations officer, warnin g coordination meteorolo g ist, observin g prog ram leader, electronics system analyst, administrative support assistant and electronic technician; and two met interns. The position of information technolo g y officer is vacant.In past years, federal bud g ets have called for eliminatin g the Key West office entirely but U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who represents the Keys, successfully lobbied to keep it open.Staff in Key West, based at 500 White St. in a stateof-the-art buildin g that cost $5.1 million and opened in October 2005, referred questions about possible cuts this year to Miller. For more on this story, g o to www.KeysNet.com .By LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE B r idge r u n n ow o n li n e s ig n -upMarathons annual Seven Mile Brid g e Run has officially entered the di g ital a g e. Three years after the popular race started equippin g runners with a wireless chip that instantaneously transmits finish times to a waitin g computer, event or g anizers have revamped re g istration. Applicants for the 31st edition of the run, which is on April 21, must complete applications online at the events website, www.7mb run.com Applications were taken by mail for the first 30 years of the race. Its a thankless job to try to please everybody. We learned runnin g into people that werent happy there is a discrepancy with the mailin g process, race or g anizer Gin g er Sayer said. And really, most races now are g oin g to online re g istration and we thou g ht this mi g ht be more fair. The application process will open for runners to apply on Tuesday at 6 a.m. The race is limited to 1,500 runners, and Sayer said arran g ements have been made to g uarantee Keys residents a certain amount of entries. There are some stipulations with the people that are handlin g the website that g ives some preferential treatment, she said. Last year there were around 600 Keys runners and that included all the Monroe County school kids who ran. Sayer said she expects a similar number of Keys entries this time around. County students are already re g istered, she said. Sayer said another important point for runners to know is that theyre required to re g ister with the address on their drivers license or other official identification. People have to brin g their ID to the [race] and it has to match what they use for re g istrations, she said. The brid g e run be g an in 1982 as a dedication to the new Seven Mile Brid g e openin g More than 400 volunteers work the race each year. Its raised more than $500,000 for Middle Keys athletic pro g rams.Magic time to register is 6 a.m.TuesdayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON NEWS BRIEFSFirefighters save dogs on Stock IslandStock Island firefi g hters rescued two do g s from inside a burned trailer Wednesday on Stock Island and g ave them oxy g en from tanks to ensure they were OK. Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office and firefi g hters responded to the Jerome Trailer Park at 6633 Maloney Ave. at 1 p.m. to reports of a trailer on fire. When they arrived, residents of the park told them they thou g ht there were do g s inside the trailer. Firefi g hters were able to pull the do g s out of the smoke-filled structure, still alive. They administered first aid and it appears the do g s will be fine. No human was inside the trailer, which was severely dama g ed by the fire. The Fire Marshals Office is investig atin g For video of the do g rescue, g o to www.KeysNet .com Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUThe Seven Mile Bridge Run is perhaps the most scenic running event anywhere.This year,registration is online for the first time.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,February 18,2012 305-394-3984or email:firstname.lastname@example.orgDISAPPEARING SCREENSFor Doors and Windows Single & Double Entry Patios & French DoorsServing Key West to Key Largo The Optical Shoppe 2357 Overseas Highway Marathon FL 33050 (305) 743-8316To our valued customers, You are cordially invited to attend our yearly Trunk Show, featuring Cazel and Caviars mens and womens frames.February 23rdfrom 1pm to 6pm we will be giving a 15% to 50% discount on all frames and lenses.Please feel free to stop in and bring anyone who will benefit from the Sale of the Year! There will be door prizes given and refreshments served. Introducing:Nicole CremataBoard Certified Optometric Physician ONE DAYONLY!February 23rd Marathon Manor: Permit cash cow?The Monroe County School Board on Tuesday reversed itself and voted to spend $149,000 to continue filling a large pit at Marathon Manor.Board Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths left the boards Jan. 24 meeting early, resulting in a 2-2 vote killing the issue; Griffiths brought the item back this week, arguing in favor of investing in the property, resulting in a 3-2 vote, with members Duncan Mathewson and Robin Smith-Martin continuing their dissent.Since the January decision, Griffiths has reminded the public that when the former nursing home and accompanying acreage, adjacent to Marathon High School on Sombrero Beach Road, was purchased for $7.4 million in 2005, the plan was to add a track, practice and play fields, and additional parking to the combination middle and high school.In addition to reiterating that position, Griffiths said hes met with Marathon planning officials and is excited about an idea that could potentially change building rights attached to the property and raise $3.75 million in revenue.Theres great potential there, he said. In a meeting with Marathon Planning Director George Garrett, we started to talk about these transferable building rights. We can do this. We have people waiting to help us. They want us to take the initiative. And we should fill the pit.Griffiths described the potential arrangement thusly: When the nursing home closed, it had 50 affordable-housing building permit allocations. They could be transferred with state approval, to 75 transient building permit allocations.If those were sold as a block to a hotel developer, Griffiths said the sale could amount to nearly $4 million. Construction in the Keys is overseen by the state Department of Economic Opportunity, which decides how many building permits the Keys get each year. The guidelines associate certain numbers of occupants and vehicles with particular types of construction, using that data to construct a hurricane evacuation time model that would allow for all Monroe County residents and tourists to leave the island chain before disaster strikes.The district should utilize that six acres as our asset, Griffiths said. Were not looking at creating value by filling the pit. Were looking at improving our own asset that we plan to hang on to and use for the city of Marathon and Marathon High School.Since its purchase, there have been some attempts at selling the property to a private developer; Griffiths said that was never the original intent.Smith-Martin didnt see the point in continuing to fill in the pit, which has already cost nearly $500,000, when theres no immediate plan to install fields, parking and the like, estimated five years ago to cost $2 million. Lets just stop for a minute, he said, and have a realistic project plan. Lets do it right.Griffiths wants chance to sell building rightsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Subscriptions 743-5551 The complete Florida Keys news and information source.
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Learn How To Oil Paint Like the Masters!Keys to Oil Painting with Amanda JohnsonMarathon: Mondays 11-2pmKey W est: Saturdays 9am-12Ongoing Classes offered now Through AprilPay as you go,bring your materials $25, use house materials $5 extraTo register call 305-809-3185All levels welcome Benefiting Grace Jones Day Care & Kreative KidsFEBRUARY 24 26 STUFFED PIG RESTAURANTMM 49, Gulf 3520 Overseas Hwy., Marathon www.nationalpigday.comfFriday -Pig Races at 6 & 8 pm, Dinner & MusicfSaturday -Pig Races at 10 am,12, 3, 5 & 7 pm Lunch, Dinner & Music, bounce housesfSunday -Pig Races at 10 am,12, 2, 4:30, 6:30 pm Major Sponsors for National Pig Days:S tuffed Pig Restaurant, Marathon Marina, Gonzalez Landscaping, Marathon Auto Air, Groutons, Platts, Ocean Beach Club, Marathon Liquor, MGS, Keys Fisheries, Waste Management, Danas Air Conditioning, Spottswoods, Brandvold Appraisals, Ernest Rhodes Plumbing, Weekly Newspaper Bounce Houses 10-6Starting at NoonMusic Beer Tents Silent AuctionPony Rides $15 Adult $8 Children All You Can Eat PICKYOUR FAVORITEPIG TOWIN!! Sunday Another Fine Job The FINESTSwimming Pools, Spas, & Patios305.849.8063 by Marathon, Fl. License #CPC1457751 Special meeting calledPicture dozens of dump trucks filled with oozing muck parked outside your school. Add a $400,000 price tag to dig out and dispose of that mucky soil. Now its easy to understand why the mood turned black at Tuesdays Monroe County School Board workshop at Coral Shores High.Tim Hruska, project manager for Coastal Construction, builder of the combined Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West, delivered the bad news.The demucking process, well, it stinks, Hruska said, estimating it would take a couple hundred dump trucks to carry away the mucky soil they found where the company was about to begin pouring foundations on Monday.To figure out what to do, the School Board has scheduled an emergency meeting for 3 p.m. Wednesday at district offices on Trumbo Road.Superintendent Jesus Jara said the district is looking at all available options, as well as mitigating possible impacts of the delay in finishing construction, including an extension of the financing package to avoid penalties associated with missing the completion date.Im very, very concerned, School Board Chairman John Dick said. He complained about change fees submitted by the architect on the project, which has had a bumpy road over the 56-foot height of one of the new buildings that violates the HOB neighborhoods 25foot height limit.Following mediation, the district agreed to lower the planned heights of other HOB buildings to less than 30 feet.Coastal Construction officials, in a letter to Jara, outlined two options for completing the two last buildings at HOB.Demucking carries an estimated price of $400,960. Asecond option, redesigning the two buildings with a pier system instead of a ground slab foundation, carries an unknown cost. We dont know how long it will take to redesign, Hruska said, and were on a critical path with phase two of this project.School Board attorney Dirk Smits said hes prepared to deliver his recommendations to the board on possible legal action that could be taken against companies working on the $38 million project, scheduled for completion by the summer of 2013.The new K-8 school is being financed through a low-interest federal stimulus loan that has tight completion deadlines and big penalties (starting at around $2 million) if the work is not completed on time. Jara said that the work must go on, so any potential legal action would come later in the process, meaning the district is likely to pony up the $400,000. Anything legal, he said, or anything on whos pointing the finger at who, we need to follow up afterward. The most important thing for us is continuing the project. He said the additional funds are not in the budget, and Chief Financial Officer Michael Kinneer is trying to find the extra money. Theres a high level of anxiety on my end, Jara said. Also at issue is the need to make up 28 construction days lost by the contractor in relation to redesigning the roof pitches to comply with the city agreement. In the past, increased construction hours have drawn the ire of the neighbors.Surprise muck latest problem with schoolBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Photo courtesy COASTAL CONSTRUCTIONThis shot of the Horace OBryant campus indicates the areas in need of soil remediation,expected to cost $400,000,before construction on the tightly scheduled project can continue.Teen busted in Grassy break-inThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office on Monday arrested a teen it believes committed two of six burglaries on Grassy Key in Marathon last month. Kevin Bollig, 17, of Grassy Key is charged with felony burglary and larceny for breaking into one of the homes on Jan. 24. Combined, he reportedly stole $34,452 worth of jewelry, liquor and other things. Police arrested 40-yearold Tallahassee resident Robert Skinner on Jan. 11 in connection with four other burglaries on Grassy Key. Hes charged with four counts of burglary and theft, among other crimes.According to a Sheriffs Office report, Bollig was found outside a house on U.S. 1 near mile marker 58 as the victim returned home from work around 5:15 p.m. Bollig reportedly left a bag full of the victimspossessions in their driveway but was never seen holding the bag.He denies everything, Chad Scibilia, Sheriffs Office Marathon substation captain, said. We were able to tie his fingerprints to the one house. Scibilia said Bollig is a suspect in a break-in at another Grassy Key home but that hes not been charged in that. We believe him to be a suspect in the other one. I dont know that well get anywhere because we dont have any physical evidence on him, he said. According to a Sheriffs Office report, the bag police believe Bollig left in the victimsdriveway contained 28 pieces of jewelry including a pair of Santa Claus earrings valued at $30,870, four electronic items valued at $3,450 and five bottles of booze (rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila) valued at $132. Meanwhile, Skinner was arrested on Stock Island after being stopped driving a stolen car. Police searched it and found property inside that came from the burglaries, as well as pawn slips from Joes Cash Flow Pawn Shop in Marathon. Skinner apparently burglarized the homes the morning of Jan. 11, three on Morton Street and one on U.S. 1 at mile marker 58.6. By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comGRASSY KEYCounty OKs bike lanes on 905 The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved coming up with a design for County Road 905 bike lanes sought by the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Reef Club.The chamber and Ocean Reef Community Association submitted resolutions to the county late last year requesting the bike lanes on each side of the 11-mile stretch from mile marker 106 to the gated North Key Largo community.County Engineer Judy Clarke clarified questions raised by Commissioner Kim Wigington, saying the design would be for a bike lane, not path. Alane is an extension of the shoulder while a path is a separate two-way trail. Based on the wording [in the resolutions] it was bike lane, which means that it would be adjacent to the road, she said. Clarke also noted that money for the project is anticipated to come out of District 3 impact-fee funds. She said that money is earmarked for such projects. This isnt money I could use to fix a bridge and were saying use it for a bike lane instead, she said. The commission also agreed with Commissioner George Neugents idea to accept public input on the design.Thats a pretty long stretch ... especially for new riders. Are you going to have bathrooms or get input from the public as to what theyd prefer seeing? he said.The project is preliminarily estimated by county staff to cost $1.67 million based on comparisons to recent jobs and paving costs. Both the chamber and Ocean Reef resolutions point to the popularity of bicycling on 905 despite the lack of a dedicated lane, and say it creates safety hazards for both riders and drivers.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY LARGO
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Big Pine KeyFL.Reg.Mover # IM26 US DOT # 966624FL Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forFebruary & March 2012Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Pete Worthington, MayorRogerHernstadt Dick Ramsay, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Richard Keating CouncilmemberStearns WeaverMiller Mike Cinque, CouncilmemberWeisslerAlhadeff GingerSnead, Councilmember& Sitterson, PA CITYOFMARATHONPublished Keynoter 2/18/12SUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: City Hall Offices Closed02/20/12 Planning Commission Meeting02/21/125:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Public Workshop: Distribution of New02/23/124:00pm-7:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Transient Units City Council Meeting02/28/125:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy.Code Board Hearing02/29/126:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Nearshore Waters Committee Meeting03/01/126:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may ne ed to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be bas ed. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodat ions or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 1/24/12hp L.A.Times crossword puzzle WHITE HOUSE COUNSELSolution in the classifieds ACROSS 1Freeway entrances 6High flier 9Sour 14Unexpected victory19__ the news today, oh boy:Beatles lyric20Percent add-on 21Give it a shot 22Vertical 23BILLY 27Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie 28Banded quartz29Where the Piper piped30Comical Martha 32Pockets picked at a deli? 34Gathers bit by bit 38Play a part 41OLD WHISKERS 45Hmm ... 46Certain Tibetan 48Choir section49L.A.s Getty Center,e.g.50Whimper 51Action film heroes are often in it 52Its __ Unusual Day:1948 song 53Posed 54__ a stinker?:Bugs Bunny line 55Impetuously 57FIDO 60Choir section 61Design deg. 62Designer Saarinen 63Speak against 64Place to hear a cowbell 66Fashion monogram 68Lat neighbors 70Poor writing 71Fox sci-fi series74Word in an ultimatum76Strikersorg.? 78Sister of Lustica in Born Free 82SOCKS 84Two-event events 86Puts away cargo 87Put away dishes? 88Legend automaker 90Good Eatsseries creator __ Brown 91Many MIT grads 92Address for a bride, often 93Address the throng94Leave no doubt about95Historical period 96MAUDE 99Orch.section 100On a streak 102Longtime sportscaster Harmon 103__ buco 105Hmm ...108Air conditioner brand thats hard to stop110Table d__:fixed menu114DICK 119Once more 120Came to a close 121One-eighty 122Mint product 123Blame It on the __ Nova:1963 hit 124Docket load 125Some govt.heads 126Small fry DOWN 1Too amusing for words 2Suffix for stink 3Advice from 82Across? 4Less ruddy 5Star Wars letters 6Shot glass 7Home of Zeno 8Neil Armstrong, e.g.,before becoming an astronaut 9Sporty VW 10Oliver!chorus members 11Go around 12Physics subject 13Chucklehead14Angle toward the sky15Shaver16Bottom line amount17Itll never fly 18USA rival 24Six-Day War hero 25Bank jobs 26Korbut and others 31Time and __ 33Play the fife 35It may be hidden 36Gift to play with37Baseball commissioner since the s38A,as in Athens 39Advice from 114Across? 40__ Bulba:Gogol novel42Kitchen Nightmares host Gordon43Auto financing org. 44__ a limb 47Whence some moms are greeted 50Writes poorly? 52Advice from 57Across? 53Hoity-toity sort 54Novelist Seton 56Insect stage 58Dies __ 59Caress,wave-style 62First name in scat 65Forest friends of Frodo67Chip off the old flock?69Cathedral toppers 71Pipe collar 72Like some chips 73Calendario start 75Glassy-eyed one 77Advice from 41Across? 79Yoga position 80Advice from 23Across? 81Longtime Moore co-star 82Like ones conscience,hopefully 83Get fresh with 84Flower toxic to cows,ironically 85Suspends 89Beckon from afar 92Small engine 93Command 94Innsbruck iron 96Ivanhoes beloved 97Edits 98Racehorses 101Vintage stereos 104Not again 106Minute minute pt. 107Portuguese lady 109Tamiroff of Touch of Evil 111Advice from 96Across? 112Genealogists handiwork113Slow Churned ice cream114Fast punch 115Big head 116Scale fourths 117OR figures 118Prime meridian hrs. WHITE HOUSE COUNSELSolution in the Feb.22 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb.15 puzzle. Key RVfi n ally getti n g s ewe r edJust more than a year after the city of Marathon and Key RVmobile-home park settled a long-running lawsuit over sewer fees, the latter will finally be sewered. The City Council on Tuesday awarded a $657,322 contract to Caribe Utilities of Florida Inc. to install a wastewater collection system at the mile marker 50.5 park. The Key RVhomeowners association sued the city in October 2008 alleging discrimination in assessing park residents more than $1 million combined to connect to the citywide sewer system. Several versions of potential settlements bounced around and the sides finally agreed in January 2011. As part of the agreement, Key RVwill pay the city to construct the system, while Key RVwill retain ownership and the responsibility for operations. Park owners will also be responsible for lateral connections from their lots to the system.The lawsuit boiled down to whether its legal to charge the parks individual owners the same sewer fees as other equivalent dwelling units in the city based on the form of ownership. The mobile-home park switched to a condominium form of ownership in 2004.Single-family homeowners in Marathon pay a combined $5,700 per equivalent dwelling unit; that represents the connection fee and a system development charge, which is what Key RVresidents will pay. The council also took the following actions Tuesday:Unanimously approved replacing the dilapidated sign at Jessie Hobbs Park at U.S. 1 and 41st Street. The $800 sign will be an exact replica of the existing sign. Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay represented the city at Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities at the park and saw its condition. Councilman Mike Cinque has suggested the city consider building a bathroom at the park. That will be addressed during budget season this summer. The sign will be designed and built by Signs By Renee on Coco Plum Drive.Renewed a contract with lobbying firm Floridian Partners LLC for $5,000 per month over 18 months. City Manager Roger Hernstadt told the council the city intentionally delayed renewing the contract to further evaluate the firm. He said the firm represented the city well in securing 100 hotel-room allocations from the state Cabinet last month.The $5,000 monthly price tag equals $60,000 annually. Thats up from the previous $46,350 per year total. In my estimation, for cities of this size, a typical rate is $5,000 per month in the current marketplace, Hernstadt said.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThis sign at Jessie Hobbs Park has worn out its life and will be replaced.
Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt says he would have remained in his job whether or not the City Council gave him a raise Tuesday night.But the council did just that, from $130,000 per year to $145,000 per year, but not without a good deal of heated debate and public comment. The vote was 3-2, with Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay and Councilman Mike Cinque dissenting.Councilman Rich Keating proposed the raise, saying he wants to reward Hernstadt for being a valuable employee and saving the city money on contract negotiations and in other areas. Hernstadt also received an extension through June 2014.The cost savings to the city has paid for the city managers salary and then some. In business, you must pay to keep employees. The cost of losing them goes beyond compensation, Keating said. Keating also cleared the air on several rumors surrounding the proposed raise. He said Hernstadt didnt request the raise and that it has not created a toxic work environment at City Hall.These have no basis in fact, Keating said. Hes also made reference to Hernstadt fielding other, possibly more lucrative, job offers. Hernstadt declined to discuss such offers Friday, but made clear his intention to be with the city. The more salient question is, Would I have stayed in Marathon irrespective of if I got the raise or not? And the answer is yes, he said.Hernstadt also said he held a staff meeting to clear the air on any issues at the workplace.I had a staff meeting and asked if they had any concerns, as well as asked our Human Resources manager if shes heard of any concerns, and no one has indicated any concern from anybody, he said. Tempers flared on the dais after Ramsay played a sound bite from the June 2010 council meeting at which the council gave Hernstadt a three-year contract extension and a raise from $110,000 per year to $130,000. That raise was pre-negotiated when Hernstadt. The clip was then-Mayor Ginger Snead, while summarizing a motion on the floor, making a promise to not give Hernstadt a raise for the life of the contract. Snead called playing the clip a personal attack meant to make her look like an idiot. Attorney Frank Greenman, a former council member who spoke during public comment, called it a cheap shot. Six residents spoke, five of which supported Hernstadt and the pay increase. Most notably, city Community Services Director Susie Thomas heaped praise on Hernstadt. What everyone has said about him saving us money is absolutely true. This level of professionalism will likely not walk in our door a second time, she said. Thomas also hinted that she hopes the rest of city staff will receive its first pay raise in four years during budget season this summer. Karen Farley-Wilkinson was the lone speaker against the raise. 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The first such meeting where people can discuss problems or suggested changes in rules or marine zoning areas tentatively is scheduled for June in Marathon. The Sanctuary Advisory Council, a group of 20 Keys residents representing different areas and interests, will issue its recommendations in late 2013. It all depends on what the populace tells us. Everybody is going to get a bite at the apple, Popham said. Alot of it is commonsense stuff. Most Keys sanctuary rules and zoned areas like the preservation areas at popular reef spots and larger ecological reserves have not changed significantly since July 1997. The Tortugas Ecological Reserve was enacted five years later. Overall, the Keys sanctuary comprises about 2,900 square miles of state and federal waters. We get more feedback about [areas] needing more protection than anything else, Popham said. It probably is time for some changes but its going to have to be something that everybody can live with, said Ben Daughtry, a SAC member who represents the marine-life industry that collects tropical fish. No lines have been drawn on the map yet, and there will be a lot of public vetting, Daughtry said. It needs to be balanced. Daughtry said he expects conservationists to request more no-take reserves that protect ecosystems stretching from shore to deep water. We cant have a situation where we harm people who have lived here their whole lives and have created businesses that depend on access to the water, he said. Overall goals established by the Advisory Council include maintaining or improving marine habitats such as reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves, and enhancing the population key species including large predator fish, urchins and conchs. For information on the review process, go tohttp://floridakeys.noaa .gov/review/process.html .Chairman: Protected areas keyNATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comHe rns tadt get s r ai s e, exte ns io nRamsay calls out Snead on past promiseBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON HERNSTADT
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Photos and information courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVE Monday is PresidentsDay and we all know U.S.presidents love the Keys.Among our visitors,either when in or out of office,have been Jimmy Carter,Bill Clinton, Ulysses Grant,William Taft,John Kennedy,Dwight Eisenhower,FDR, George W.Bush,Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover.Here (clockwise from top left),Taft arrives by train in Key West on Dec.21,1912,to start a sail to inspect construction of the Panama Canal;Kennedy inspects missiles at Naval Air Station Key West on Nov.20,1962 just six days following the formal end to the Cuban Missile Crisis;and Truman enjoys a day with wife Bess and daughter Margaret at the Little White House sometime around 1945.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALKeys set model for speeding copsLETTERS TO THE EDITORNo customer serviceIn todays economy, the phrase the customer is always right is more important than ever. My wife and I are from New York state and are living in Key Largo for two months. By the time we leave, we will have pumped around $10,000 into the local economy. We snorkel, dine out, visit various eating establishments and work out at local health clubs. Every place we have visited in the area has been excellent, except for one. That one place may change our opinion of spending our winter in the Keys. This visit of concern occurred the afternoon of Jan. 11. Our stay at Everglades National Park started out as a tremendous experience on the Anhinga Trail and ended with extreme disappointment at Florida Bay. Our bad experience occurred on the Florida Bay boat tour. We got rewarded with a treasure of a hard wind-driven cold rain where we couldnt see anything. The boat narrator was getting so pelted by rain that he sought protection toward the back of the boat. My wife and I had rain ponchos on and we still got soaked. Four other passengers had no rain protection and were suffering to stay warm. The boat was being rocked and the situation was becoming dangerous. If anything had happened to the boat, it would have been a nightmare swimming to safety. The captain finally decided to turn around. We get back to shore and we were met by a rude employee who said we decided to return and that there were no refunds. The only concern was to keep the ticket money at all costs with no regard for safety or delivering a satisfying tour for the customer. Is this the type of service we are to expect from our national parks system? How would anyone react to such poor customer service? Here we are on our vacation, spending time writing a letter detailing why we deserve our money back. The Everglades National Park boat tour is an authorized park concession. Since the tour company is authorized by the park, then I would expect some kind of response regarding our situation. The excuse that there are no refunds under any circumstances is not acceptable. By the way, we signed no document that indicated to us that there were no refunds, and there is no indication of this on any website. Our only receipt was confiscated for proof of our payment before boarding. So we would like to know what employees of the National Park Service would do if they were on vacation and were presented with this type of dilemma. Ask for a refund? Be satisfied being cold, soaked and out $53? We doubt it. We contested the charge through our VISAaccount and the National Park Service resubmitted it, so we are still contesting the charge. So we will end with the way we started: The importance of customer service in todays economy cannot be overstated. Robert Blair Canandaigua, N.Y.Elsewhere in Florida, study shows police have a pretty shoddy record for motoring responsiblyWhen the Orlando Sentinel analyzed data on five years of Florida car crashes, it found some alarming trends:Every day, about 20 Florida police cars crash.Police vehicles were involved in more than 37,000 crashes from 2006 to 2010, resulting in 118 deaths and more than 12,000 injuries.In 77 percent of the cases, officers were not on emergency runs or in hot pursuit. The Sentinel s three-part series published this week focuses on speed as a cause for so many crashes. Its drawn lots of attention, including a look at Monroe County and the tough rules imposed here to curb officers speeding. The death of Monroe County Deputy Melissa Powers in June 2010 was the wake-up call. She was driving in excess of 100 mph on U.S. 1 in Key Largo, swerved around a slower vehicle, lost control and crashed into a parked truck. Sheriff Bob Peryam and his second-in-command Col. Rick Ramsay reacted quickly, imposing tough new restrictions the following month. Deputies now must get permission to run with lights and sirens to any call. Their speeds can be monitored electronically, triggered whenever a vehicle exceeds a pre-set limit. Anyone who exceeds that limit is called in to explain why and gets counseling, according to Ramsay. The Sentinel reporters said that kind of quick response and monitoring is rare in other jurisdictions. Their investigation into police crashes also drew attention to distractions with onboard computers and radios and smartphones. In Monroe County, deputies operate under tougher rules: Computers, for example, are lid down while the vehicle is moving. Dispatchers can no longer use social networking sites while on duty, no cell phones and no texting. And all Monroe Sheriffs Office officers are now required to take annual driver retraining. Before these new rules, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office averaged four cars crashed and totaled per year, Ramsay says. In the year and a half since [new rules], we havent had one car totaled. Its working. In Miami-Dade County, the issue of cops driving too fast, recklessly and even when off-duty reached a crescendo in October when a Florida Highway Patrol trooper stopped a Miami cop en route to a second job who allegedly drove at speeds up to 120 mph. The Sentinel checked Sun Pass records and reported the same speeding Miami cop drove faster than 100 mph on 114 occasions last year. Isnt it time law enforcement officials do more than pay lip service to highway traffic safety warnings about speed kills? The model for sane and safer driving by all law enforcement officers is already proving its worth in the Keys. That example should serve as a roadmap to be widely adopted by other agencies across the state.Bike path welcomedI am glad to see the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce has finally come out in support of a proposed bicycle and pedestrian path on the bayside in Key Largo. This shared path will eliminate most of the gravel, dust problems and potholes, which I know the chamber has fought to eliminate along U.S. 1 in Key Largo (this was the major reason the chamber previously supported road widening through Key Largo). Im sure this new path will be welcomed by the tourists and residents. This will make it convenient for tourists and residents to walk or pedal to bars, restaurants and other businesses without having to get out on U.S. 1, especially convenient and economical for those who live or rent on the bayside. The potential for this public space has been ignored for years. I have seen residents and tourists attempting to walk and bicycle on the bayside in Key Largo for many years. We will soon have a nice path that is close to hotels, homes and beautiful bay views. I would like to thank the chamber for coming out in support of this new path, which will greatly enhance our community. Ron Miller Key Largo County joins No Name lawsuitMonroe County will side with opponents of commercial electricity for No Name Key in a court case over who has final say over whether such power goes to the Lower Keys island. But the issue of whether the island, where residents use solar arrays and generators for power, is electrified is secondary, Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger told the Keynoter The County Commission on Wednesday gave its legal staff the go-ahead to file a brief supporting the position of five No Name residents who are appealing Chief Circuit Court Judge David Audlins decision that a decision on electricity lies with the state Public Service Commission. The appeal was filed in the Third District Court in Miami. It was the latest action in a decades-long battle among the islands 43 homeowners.Lower Keys utility Keys Energy Services planned to finalize a deal with the No Name Key Homeowners Association in March last year to run commercial lines to and through the island. Owners were set to foot the estimated $650,000 bill before Monroe County raised concerns over permitting issues.The county sued the utility and the islands homeowners seeking a declaratory judgment as to its obligation to allow power lines over county-owned conservation lands, as well as permitting connections to power poles. But No Name homeowner and commercial-electricity proponent Bob Reynolds filed a motion to dismiss the county suit, contending the PSC, not Audlin, has jurisdiction over the matter. Audlin ruled in favor of Reynolds on Jan. 31.Thats why the county will side with the five homeowners seeking to put the decision back in Audlins hands.Audlin dismissed the entire case, even the part where the county, through its [land development regulations], could prevent people from hooking up to the [power] lines. We feel local land-use issues ... should be resolved in local court, Shillingersaid.No court date has been set for the case. The five homeowners have until at least April 18 to file a brief with the DCA, Shillinger said. In other business Wednesday:The commission took public input for the second straight meeting on Commissioner George Neugents desire to make the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board an elected body rather than governorappointed, as it is now. The only problem: No one was there to speak. Neugents been floating the idea for a non-binding referendum on the November ballot, and the commission agreed to accept input at its January, February and March meetings. Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said shes received no input and feels a referendum even though she supports an elected board would fail.Because Ive heard nothing but silence and apathy, I bet if we do a referendum it is going to be so inconclusive or overwhelmingly no, she said.For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .Attorney:Land rules should be localBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY PAIRS DRIVE GOES TO POT Deputy Whiteman from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office holds 1.8 pounds of marijuana found with two men in a sport utility vehicle on Aviation Boulevard in Marathon Wednesday night.Whiteman had pulled the SUV,driven by Giuseppe Melia,22,of Marathon,for running a stop sign.Also in the car was John Kornetti, 20.Melia was charged with possession and possession with intent to sell.Kornetti was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
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The national average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline as of Wednesday was $3.51 a gallon, according to AAAs Daily Fuel Gauge Report. While that is far below the record high of $4.11, reached on July 17, 2008, it is a level that wasnt seen until early March last year, said Brian Milne, editor of Refined Fuels for the commodity research firm Telvent DTN.Typically, retail prices wouldnt reach their highs until May, Milne said in an e-mail. In the Keys, prices range from $3.89 a gallon at the Chevron station on Truman Avenue in Key West, $3.86 at the Chevron in Marathon and $3.68 per gallon at the Hess station in Key Largo.Whats particularly worrisome to energy analysts is that prices always increase as the U.S. heads into the spring and busy summer driving seasons.Prices go up in spring mainly because refineries temporarily shut down to flush out winter fuel blends and prepare to make more expensive summer blends, said Jessica Brady, spokeswoman with AAAAuto Club South. Summer blends are required by the Environmental Protection Agency to help reduce smogforming tailpipe emissions.To make matters worse, Brady said, several refineries worldwide have shut down, which has limited gasoline supply.Milne said two refineries in the Mid-Atlantic area have permanently closed and a third will shut down by the summer. Also, European refiners export a significant amount of gasoline to the United States, and Switzerland-based refiner Petroplus recently closed five of its refineries because it could no longer fund their operations, Milne said.Alarge refinery in St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is also closing this week. The reason for the closings is largely due to energy companies saying it is difficult to make money in the business. Hess, which is part owner of the St. Croix refinery, reported the facility lost $1.3 billion the past three years, Milne said. The loss of the refineries is making energy futures traders nervous as summer approaches, which is bound to cause prices to rise even more, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service, the energy tracking firm that provides AAAwith its gasoline prices. Traders are anticipating a rough spring, since some of these refineries played key roles in a smooth transition from winter to summer blends of gas, Kloza said. The price of gasoline also goes up and down with the price of a barrel of oil, particularly Brent crude, which comes from the North Sea, Milne said. The price of Brent this week hovered around $118 per barrel, up from about $110 last month.As an example of how closely tied Brent is with the price of gasoline, in 2008, when pump prices hit record highs, the price of Brent was up to more than $130 a barrel, according to Oilnergy.com.International tensions, particularly with Iran, are also causing unease in the energy futures markets. Iran is the second largest oil producer in OPEC, and the European Union recently agreed to ban Iranian oil beginning July 1. The decision was made in an effort to discourage Tehran from pursuing a nuclear weapons program. The EU and the United States are trying to get countries like South Korea, Japan and China to adopt a similar ban, which would further limit world supply and cause prices to rise, Milne said. Adding to the uncertainty is the possibility that Israel might attack Irans nuclear facilities in the spring, Milne said.Several media outlets recently reported that gas prices could reach $5 a gallon in some areas of the country, a prediction Kloza, with OPIS, calls poppycock.Barring a war in the Persian Gulf, which he said is not a real front-and-center issue at the moment, Kloza said he thinks prices will peak between $3.95 and $4.10 a gallon. But he expects them to ease later in the year.Refineries shut, summer blends more costlyBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCONSUMERS MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 78 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period Feb. 4, 2012 Feb. 11, 2012.Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling office, AddressListedSoldlistedListing agentSelling agentKey Colony Beach 531 9th St.$479,000$445,0001026Gail's Island Realty, Inc./Gail BorysiewiczAmerican Caribbean/Bonnie Sanderson 1305 Coury Dr.$3,000,000$2,900,00036American Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeAmerican Caribbean/Ginger HendersonKey Largo 47 Blackwater Ln.$549,000$495,0001127Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Sal LivotiCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Linda Perloff 325 Calusa St.$95,000$59,000242Keys Country Rty & Dev./Carol Betts Keller Weichert, Realtors NuStar Assoc./Joe Vigo 87 Marina Ave.$299,000$280,000243Shoreline Properties/Karol MarsdenShoreline Properties/Karol Marsden 20 Poinciana Dr.$177,450$155,000122Shoreline Properties/Jaclyn KelleyIsland Equity R.E./Holly Hight 117 Jasmine Dr.$159,700$150,00080Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Joseph BrunkeOcean Sotheby's Intern'tl/Jamie Daniels 112 Bounty Ln.$249,900$265,00029Realty World Freewheeler/Sue FinneyCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaKey West 4 Spoonbill Way$490,000$425,000296Compass Realty Branch/Robin MitchellPrudential Knight & Gardner /Louis Condos 217 Truman Ave.$349,000$325,000399Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsPr udential Knight/Gardner/Joanne Tarantino 412 Green St.$1,700,000$1,550,000308Prudential Knight/Gardner/Raymond CapasPr udential Knight/Gardner/Raymond Capas 3635 Seaside Dr.$219,000$210,000147Bascom Grooms R.E./Edward SalazarBascom Grooms R.E./Edward Salazar 507 Francis St.$499,000$405,000151C oldwell Banker Schmitt/Monika SundstromS eaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz 828 Windsor Ln.$185,000$179,000148Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoEngel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Michael Burge 416 Petronia St.$149,000$130,000118Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsReal Estate of Key West/Gerald Hughes 208 Southard St.$369,000$345,00097Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeMarquis Properties Rlty./Rudy Molinet 2500 Staples Ave.$595,000$605,00059Location 3 R.E. of KW/Deborah SwiftCentury 21 All Keys/Jason Barroso 421 Virginia St.$390,000$290,00052Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas MayberryPr udential Knight/Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 1401 Simonton St.$430,000$430,00070Truman & Co Inc./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co Inc./Terri SpottswoodLayton Vacant Buttonwood Ln.$139,000$100,00021Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Marsha MartinColdwell Banker Schmitt/Marsha MartinLower Matecumbe 133 Buena Vista Ct.$850,000$825,000153Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Solveig FreemanIsland Equity Real Estate/Holly Hight Lot 21 Nautilus Dr.$150,000$130,00050Realty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Jaye LaniganMarathon 1215 97th St.$199,500$172,500111Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda BrockAmerican Caribbean/Lynn Lucas 6099 Overseas Hwy.$59,000$57,00025Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick ServaisKey Colony Beach Rlty./Lynn Goodwin 334 Euclid Ave.$230,000$225,00084Engel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/Diana LasselEngel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Diana LasselPlantation Key 152 Iroquois St.$275,000$240,000981Century 21 Schwartz/Angelika PridgenOutside of MLS/Outside of MLS 134 Avalea St.$449,000$400,000167Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaPrudential Keyswide Prop./Shawn Wilson 240 Mohawk St.$690,000$665,00090American Caribbean/Lorie LaLonde-MillerOcean Sotheby's Intern'tl/Patti StanleyStock Island 53 Miriam St.$100,000$85,00014Island Group Rlty./Margarita VillochTropical Properties R.E./Charles Roberts Summerland Key 1183 East Caribbean Dr.$959,000$845,659349C oldwell Banker/Beta & Capt. Jim Sharpe Jr.C oldwell Banker Schmitt/Fred MullinsUpper Matecumbe 79901 Overseas Hwy.$299,900$290,00034Keys Holiday Rentals/Andrea SaylorKeys Holiday Rentals/Andrea Saylor BUSINESS BRIEFS Salvation Army moves thrift storeAnew Salvation Army thrift store at mile marker 99.5 opens on March 1 to replace the current Key Largo store. Hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Sunday. The old store was at mile marker 100.1 for 12 years.Upper Keys BPW planning expoThe Upper Keys Century Business and Professional Womens Cub has planned a business expo for March 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Key Largo Holiday Inn mile marker 100 oceanside. The theme is Putting Business Back in BPW.BPWmembers and members of the business community can showcase new products or introduce additional services or the type of merchandise they provide their customers. Booth applications are available at www.upperkeys bpw.org Booths are $60 for BPWmembers and $100 for others. Proceeds go toward BPWs scholarship funds.To find out more, call expo Chairwoman Pam Martin at 853-0907.
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 18,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 9B Solar water Try solar for your water heater if you want to save big bucks on your home's utilities.Story, 7B How to age well There are many keys to aging well.The best one? Happiness,a Florida Keys doctor says.Story, 8B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Dolphins dominate in debutAdominant relief appearance by freshman pitcher Kyle Pierce and a seven-run fourth-inning helped the Marathon High School baseball team to a 13-2 mercyrule win over Ransom Everglades School in Tuesdays regular-season opener in Miami. Senior starter Joey Gonzalez struggled on the mound, giving up two runs over 2.2 innings. He allowed four hits, three walks, two hit batsmen, and had two strikeouts. Pierce pitched the final 2.1 innings of the fiveinning game, striking out three batters while allowing one hit and no walks. Tuesday was a good game. We hit the ball really well and played sound defensively. Our pitchers did a good job throwing strikes and giving us a chance to be in the game. It was nice to go in there and come away with a mercy-rule victory against a good team, coach Luis Leal said. Marathon (1-0) scored first when senior Yoniel Esquirol doubled and scored after a Drew Thornbrugh fly ball to right field that fell in. Ransom answered back with one run in the bottom of the second inning, but the Raiders had a chance for more with the bases loaded and just one out. Right fielder Ian Almodovar made a diving catch and doubled off the runner at first with a strong throw to end the rally. In the top of the third, Carlos OFarrill led off with a single, stole second base and scored on a Thornbrugh single to make it 2-1. His stolen base was one of eight in the game by the Dolphins. Back-to-back RBI singles by Raymond Crespo and Ariel Rodriguez gave the Dolphins a 4-1 lead after three innings. Ransom got one run back in the bottom of the third, but yet another Almodovar diving catch in right and a double play at first ended the scoring. The Dolphins opened the game up in the top of the fourth, scoring seven runs and building an 11-2 lead. Almodovar led off with a single and stole second base. OFarrill tripled him home and scored on a single by Yoniel Esquirol, making it 6-2. Thornbrugh doubled to deep center, scoring Esquirol, and was knocked in on a Gonzalez single to make it 8-2. APierce sacrifice fly and back-to-back RBI singles by Rodriguez and Sean Roussin made it 11-2 after four innings. Marathon added another two in the top of the fifth to make it 13-2 and earn the mercy-rule win. Rodriguez led the Dolphins offensively, going 3-for-3 at the plate with four RBI. Thornbrugh, Esquirol and OFarrill all had two hits and at least one stolen base. The Dolphins were scheduled to play Sheridan Hills Christian School in Hollywood Friday, but results were not available at press time.Baseball squad steals 8 bases, crushes RansomBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALL Baseball Eagles openIsland Christian School opens its baseball season Tuesday, but wont play its home opener for another three weeks. The Eagles travel to rival Princeton Christian on Tuesday, the first in a string of five consecutive road games that begin the 2012 schedule. The first ICS home game will be played March 8 against Keys Gate, starting a five-game home stand. The softball Lady Eagles play at the ICS campus in their home opener at Founders Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Miami Christian. Results from the season opener earlier this week were pending at press time. Conchs take meet from Coral Shores HurricanesTall and broad-armed, Lindsay Cowpland crouched low Wednesday afternoon in the metal shot-put circle that is etched into a worn slab of concrete just off a turn in the orange track at Key West High School. The eight-pound shot tucked next to her right ear, she spun upward and, in one mighty motion, unleashed her toss, following through until the shot plunked onto the grass 34 feet, 6 inches away. It was the seniors personal best and it helped the Key West girls track team defeat Coral Shores, 98-25. The boys team also won, 104-20, in the Conchsfirst and last home meet of the season. Cowpland, who has no shot-putting teammates and who had no Coral Shores competitors, had a previous best of 33 feet, 2.5 inches, set at last years regional meet. She was within two inches of making the state meet. That was painfully awful, she recalled. Thanks to serious time in the weight room and constant practice under the tutelage of coach Rick Ridenour, Cowpland said shes in position to fulfill three goals this season making it to the state meet, competing at the Florida Relays and breaking the school record of 40-3, set in 1996 by Anna Aschendorf. At practice on Tuesday, Cowpland, who hopes to throw in college, threw the shot 35-3. I was throwing the boys 12-pound shot all day, she said. Then I said, Let me pick up [the girlseightpounder] and see what happens... and it was like magic. Cowpland, who also won the discus (79-3) wasnt the only Conch who had a good meet. For the boys, Clive Georges won the long jump (18-2.5) and 100-meter dash (11.3 seconds); Jecori Sala won the triple jump (40-1); Norman Lopez won the 400 (55.8); Aeschton Tomita won the 3200 (11:59); Brock Guzman won the 1600 (5:10); and Erik Vinson won the pole vault (11-6). For the girls, Liz Czerwinski won the 3200 (14:04); Rachel Dietrich won the pole vault (8-0); Tristin Milliken won the 1600 (6:40); Marlee Gil won the 400 (1:09.5); and Martynas Seminovas won the high jump (5-8). For Coral Shores, the 6foot-10 Will Ismer, fresh from the basketball court, won the discus (112-3) and the shot put (37-2); Iris Dunn won the 100 (13.6) and the 110 high hurdles (17.2), and Taelor Cuppett won the 800 (3:11).Cowpland sets personal best in shot putBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP TRACK AND FIELD Photos by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Lindsay Cowpland follows through on her personal-best effort of 34 feet,6 inches in the shot put Wednesday afternoon. Gabe Escalante,of Coral Shores,gets set to pole-vault at Wednesdays meet.His effort of 10 feet won him third place.Lady Canes open lacrosseCoral Shores Highs Lady Canes venture into uncharted waters on Tuesdays trip to Pine Crest for the lacrosse season opener. After two consecutive district titles and a state Final Four finish in a club league, the Lady Canes move into the maelstrom of Florida State High School Athletic Association play this season. Well know where we stand right away, head coach Mark Hall said. Pine Crest is one of top teams in the state. Well do our best. All 114 girls lacrosse teams in FHSAAranks compete together with no distinctions for school size. Pine Crest reached the state semifinals last spring. The Lady Canes find themselves in the four-team District 25, where they must contend with old foe Palmer Trinity, along with familiar Miami opponents Palmetto and Killian. Palmer had our number a few years ago so thats the big unknown, Hall said. However, our program has matured, too. Were strongIts first year team competes in state playCORAL SHORES LACROSSEHurricanes open on TuesdayAfter logging the best boys lacrosse season in Coral Shores High history in 2011, the Hurricanes said goodbye to 13 graduating seniors. Now its a whole new world, said head coach Barney Rich, named South Florida coach of the year by his coaching peers for the 11-3 season. Leading scorers Devin Morris (a school-record 40 goals) and Charles Porter (22 goals) graduated, along with longtime goalkeeper Austin Armstrong (158 saves). But the Canes still have the players to make waves in the new campaign that opens Tuesday at Palmetto, one of five opponents in state District 30. Weve got a lot of great guys back and they understand how to play as a team, Rich said. Last year we looked to a few guys, especially for scoring. Now I think nearly everybody on the team is capable of put-Young players to fill void of graduatesCORAL SHORES LACROSSESee Lady Canes,2BSee Lacrosse,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,February 18,2012 KEY LARGO Ocean Reef ChapelOcean Reef Drive 367-2049 Church of Christ MM 100.7 451-1194 Key Largo Baptist MM 106 451-1642 St Justin Martyr MM 105.5 451-1316 Church of the Nazarene MM 100 451-1142 Lighthouse on the Rock MM 99.3 451-6212 First Baptist Church MM 99 451-2265 Seventh Day Adventist MM 98.5 852-0899 TAVERNIER Coral Isles ChurchDr. Bonnie Frost, Pastor Contemporary worship and Childrens Church School Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call for our schedule of activities and programs. MM 90 852-5813Burton Memorial United Methodist MM 93 852-2581Keys Jewish Community Center MM 93 852-5235 Church of God MM 90.5 852-5996 Immanual Lutheran Sunday Service 10 amMM 90.2 ocean side Tavernier 305-852-8711 www.KeysLutheran.orgSan Pedro Catholic ChurchRev. John Peloso Sunday 9 am & 11 am, Saturday Vigil 5 pm, Mon., Thur. & Friday 8:30 am, Tues. Communion Service 8:30 am MM 89.5 305-852-5372Spirit and Truth Ministries MM 89.5 852-7975 ISLAMORADA First Baptist Church MM 81.2 664-4910 United Methodist MM 81 664-3661St. James the Fisherman Episcopal ChurchHoly Eucharist Sunday 8 & 10 am, Tues. 10 am & Wed. 6 pm www.stjamesthefisherman.orgMM 87.5 Bayside Islamorada 305-852-8468 LAYTON Community Baptist Layton Dr. 664-2430 MARATHON First Baptist 62nd St. 743-5134 Community Methodist MM 48 743-5107 St Columba Episcopal 52nd St. 743-6412 San Pablo Catholic 122nd St. 289-0636 New Life MM 49 743-7165 Calvary Baptist 76th St. 743-6838New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 42nd St. 743-3300Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall 98th St. 743-3679 Seventh-Day Adventist Loggerhead Ln. 743-4796 Church of Christ 26th St. 743-5397 Martin Luther Chapel 122nd St. Gulf 289-0700 The Salvation Army 2805 O/S Hwy. 743-9410 BIG PINE KEY St. Peter Catholic MM 30 872-2537St. Francis In the Keys Episcopal Key Deer Blvd. 872-2547Lord of the Seas Lutheran Key Deer Blvd. 872-3612 First Baptist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2542 United Methodist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2470Vineyard Christian Fellowship County Rd. 872-3404St. Andrews Orthodox Mission Key Deer Blvd. 872-1453Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall MM 28 872-7000 SUGARLOAF KEY Sugarloaf Baptist Crane Blvd. 745-2661 Calvary Chapel 17175 O/S Hwy. 240-9673 BIG COPPITT KEY First Baptist Church Ave F 294-4118Keys Chapel Orthodox Presbyterian Coppitt Rd. 294-8256 STOCK ISLANDKey West Baptist Temple 2nd Ave. 294-3411 Covenant WordMacDonald Ave. 292-1119 KEY WEST Church of Christ Von Phister St. 296-3331 Church of God White St. 296-8844Cornish Memorial AME Zion Whitehead St. 294-2350 Fifth St Baptist 5th St. 294-2255 Glad Tidings United St. 296-5773 Grace Lutheran Flagler St. 296-5161 United Methodist Eaton St. 296-2392Metropolitan Community Petronia St. 294-8912Peace Covenant Presbyterian Flagler Ave. 294-1223Southernmost Prayer and Faith Fleming St. 292-6416 Unity of the Keys Virginia St. 296-5888St. James First Missionary Baptist Olivia St. 296-5593St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Windsor Ln. 294-1018 Christian Science Elizabeth St. 296-8215Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Northside Dr. 294-9400 St Pauls Episcopal Duval St. 296-5142 Trinity Presbyterian Simonton St. 296-3318Impact Community Seventh-Day Adventist Fifth St. 393-9554 Unitarian Universalist Georgia St. 296-4369 BNai Zion United St. 294-3437 Chabad Jewish Center Trinity Dr. 295-0013 Salvation Army Flagler Rd. 294-5611 Seventh-Day Adventist Thomas St. 522-3693 Get Fit Family Boot Camp Southard St. 294-4351 Houses of Worship Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon, FL MM 51.5Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! To place an expanded paid listing, call the Classifieds department at (305) 743-5551. Lady Dolphins drop their first two gamesThe Marathon High School girls softball team dropped a pair of games this week to open the regular season. The girls lost on Tuesday at Carrollton School in Miami, 3-1, before losing to perennial state power American Heritage School at home Thursday, 21-0. Coach Andrea Murphy said the Dolphins came out flat offensively Tuesday against a Cyclones team she felt was beatable. She was a good pitcher, but weve faced pitchers just as good and done better, she said. Starter Jordan Roney held Carrollton scoreless until the fifth inning, when they scored all three of their runs. Two of the three were unearned. The Dolphins answered back with their lone run of the game in the top of the sixth inning. The girls managed just three hits in the game, though. Abi Connell bunted for a single, followed by a fielders choice putting Savannah Rodamer on first base with one out. Taylor Konrath followed with a triple scoring Rodamer to make it 3-1. Roney pitched a complete game, striking out six while walking four and allowing five hits. On Thursday, defending Class-2Astate champion American Heritage had almost 10 runs on the board before the first out of the game was recorded. Murphy said while a team like Heritage is better than a young and rebuilding Dolphins squad, she was disappointed with the number of errors her team made. We had 11 errors in three innings. Were young and learning, but theyre a lot better than us, she said. You take what you can from it and the girls saw a top quality team and the little things they do. The Dolphins (0-2) were scheduled to host Keys rival Coral Shores High School Friday, but results were not available at press time. The girls are slated to host Westminster Christian School Tuesday at 4 p.m.Roney pitches well in loss to CarrolltonBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOFTBALLSoftball Canes start slowlyDrawing defending state champion Gulliver Prep in their home opener Wednesday, Coral Shores Highs softball Lady Canes could do little but watch and learn. The rebuilding Canes took it on the chin, 15-0, a score held in check only by the mercy rule and Gullivers willingness to lighten up on an outmatched opponent. With leftfielder Sam Wahba running down two deep line drives, Coral Shores was one out away from getting out of the first inning without a run. Then Gulliver, state champs in 2010 and 2011, started connecting in a nine-run stanza. Cane freshman catcher Pookie DelPino held her own behind the plate, and ripped a single in her first at-bat. Kirsten Burns got the pitching loss for Coral Shores. Coral Shores (0-2) lost its Feb. 9 opener, 16-0, at Archbishop Carroll. Second baseman Deni Pacquette doubled against Carroll. Dani Christmas and DelPino each singled. Freshman Hannah Snoddy made her varsity pitching debut. Coral Shores travels to Carrollton on Wednesday. Results from a Friday game at Marathon High School were pending at press time.Baseball rallyAsixth-inning rally delivered a 6-4 victory to Coral Shoresbaseball Hurricanes in Tuesdays season opener in Islamorada. Atwo-run double tagged by senior Brandon Joyce drove in Josh Sands and David Bogue, who both had singled, in the decision over South Florida Baseball Conference rival Palmer Trinity. Abunt laid down by Juan Casanova moved the runners along in the goahead attack that broke open a 4-4 game. Danny Wollangk got the mound decision in relief of Joyce, who started. Homestead High School comes to Islamorada for a 2:30 p.m. varsity game today (following a noon JVstart). On Tuesday, the Hurricanes travel to Key West High School, a District 16-4Aopponent. Results from a scheduled Friday home against St. Brendan were pending at press time. Team is 0-2 after loss to state champsCORAL SHORES SOFTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWLady Cane catcher Pookie DelPino pulls down a high pitch in the Coral Shores home opener,a 15-0 loss to state defending titlist Gulliver Prep. athletically and our skill level is quite high, maybe the highest its ever been. Senior Jenn Doyle, an attacker with 41 goals last season, already has signed to play for St. Leo University. Fellow senior Cami Lopez, anchor of the field defense, is weighing two college offers. Julia Lozano, who won the teams top honor, the Hurricane Award, last year as a sophomore midfielder, is being courted by college teams nationally. And sophomore defender Katharine Hamer attracted u niversity notice for her work as a freshman. The list of returning starters and program veterans counts 19 Lady Canes, including goalie Elizabeth Roa, Sarah Blackwell, Emily Albury, Raisa Santiesteban, Angelika Belz, Aimee Erickson, Yalaine Padron, Anissa Santos, Morgan Champagne, Kaitlyn OLeary, Amber Erickson, Samantha Hickory and Diana Harris. Heather Doyle, who could play both ends of the field for the soccer Lady Canes, has joined the lacrosse team with seven other newcomers. The Lady Canes went 9-4 in 2011, with three of the losses coming to eventual club league champion Stoneman Douglas. Coral Shores makes its home debut at 5 p.m. Friday when Coral Reef comes to Tavernier. Aboys game follows.Numerous veterans returnFrom Lady Canes,1B ting the ball in the net. Ryan Bahn, who scooped 77 ground balls to earn the Canes2011 midfielder-of-the-year honors and all-state notice, returns with starting midfielder Bryce Lankford. Gianni Gonzalez, Darryn Bahn, Cory Momo Schlaudecker and dominating face-off specialist Kodi Roberts also are among Cane veterans back for another run at the state playoffs. Weve got a lot of guys moving up from junior varsity who are going make very big contributions, Rich said. The success of the Hurricane lacrosse program continues to attract some of the schools best athletes. On our JVnow, weve got athletes who havent played before but theyre taking a liking to it, Rich said. That bodes very well for our future. Coral Shores plays its first home game at 7 p.m. Friday against Coral Reef, a District 30 opponent. The circuit also includes defending champion Ransom Everglades, Palmer Trinity and Killian.Hurricanes open FridayFrom Lacrosse,1BConchs fall in season debutAt practice Wednesday on the sunny courts behind the Key West High gym, the No. 1 boy player on the Conch tennis team, Justin Poon, was hitting against the No. 1 girl player, Bridget Behmke and both were impressive. The new season has begun, and seniors Poon and Behmke are ready to lead the way, even though both lost in the opener Monday against St. Brendan at Tropical Park in Miami To improve, Behmke routinely hits against boys, said Bill Butler, the girls coach, but sometimes, he said, a mental thing starts taking over with her during matches. In Mondays match, the boys team coached by John Moeller and coming off its first regional-tournament appearance in years won, 4-3, and the girls lost, 5-2. Poon lost his singles match, 10-8, falling, 7-4, in a tie-breaker. Winning for the Conchs were John Quinn (8-4), Sonny Knowles (8-3), Kyle Campbell (8-2) and Griffin Saunders (8-1). Key West lost both doubles matches. For the girls, Olivia Delauve, Savannah Robinson and Anna Scott also lost, but No. 5 Jase Schilleci won, 10-8. Schilleci and Ali Knowles also won in doubles, 8-4. The Conchs will play Coral Shores at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Founders Park in Islamorada. Their first home match will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 against Marathon.Next:A trip on Tuesday to Coral ShoresBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST TENNIS
*Saturday,February 18,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Youre Invited!THE BAUER DIVING HISTORY RESEARCH LIBRARY Opening & Dedication of the Bauer Diving History Research Library at The History of Diving Museum February 29, 6 8pm Plant world a showoff at 2012 GardenFestSippin suds at the waterfall beer garden, eyeing brilliant bromeliads and ohso-amzing orchids sound like fun? Then mark your calendars for GardenFest 2012 Feb. 18-19 at Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. The two-day plant, food, music extravaganza takes place inside the garden where vendors will offer an array of plants, naturethemed arts, crafts and jewelry for sale, along with food and beverages. There will be activities for the kids, along with plant experts to answer questions. Garden volunteers will even help buyers carry plant purchases to their vehicles. Among the most popular oohs and aaahs every year are the orchids and bromeliads. St. Germain and Seacloud orchid growers will be participating, bringing new specimens to showcase, along with other commercial growers participating in this years GardenFest. Searle Brothers mobile nursery will be among the suppliers coming to this years Fest. And you may even learn something about rare and exotic plants, along with the common varieties that have graced subtropical landscapes for years. Growers have developed legions of new hybrids with colors and varieties that are a delight to the eye. Heres a quick quiz to test your plant knowledge: What do Spanish moss and pineapples have in common? Theyre both members of the bromeliad family, of course. But, since there are more than 3,000 species recognized in the Bromeliaceae family and more being discovered every year the variety is amazing. As a historical note of some interest here in the Keys, Europeans first learned about bromeliads when Christopher Columbus came across Carib Indians in the West Indies cultivating pineapples for food. That was on his second voyage to the New World and he took pineapples back to Spain in 1493, where the plants spread to other parts of Europe, often grown in hot houses and conservatories. But, enough about bromeliads. Check out the variety on your own at GardenFest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Parking is free, although Garden supporters are asking for a $5 donation per person to help underwrite garden operations, maintenance and plant care. The garden is located at 5210 College Rd., Stock Island.Orchids and other exotics steal the showBy LAttitudes Staff-STOCK ISLAND T his red showoff is Bankok beauty,from R.F.Orchids,Homestead. Ascda.Macarena Iglesias,a brilliant purple bloomer from R.F.Orchids,Homestead.ONeill wins Peoples ChoiceAvariety of styles and disciplines were representedby the 38 artists participating in The Studios of Key Wests winter show. Many paid homage to the Centennial of Henry Flaglers completion of the Florida to Key West railroad. Called the Eighth Wonder of the World when the rail link was completed in 1912, Flaglers Overseas Railway connected the Southernmost City to the mainland in ways unimagined before. More than 550 votes were cast for the Peoples Choice Awards during the exhibit. Susan ONeill won the Top Prize and a $100 gift certificate for her acrylic painting Last Train to Paradise. Second place and a $50 gift certificate went to Priscilla Coote for her oil painting Sixty Years Gone: Pigeon Key 1990s. Bree Buckley won third place and a $25 gift certificate for his glass sculpture, Invasive. Works receiving 20 or more votes were recognized Last Train to Paradisegets the most votesARTArtist Susan ONeillsLast Train to Paradisewon Peoples Choice award. See TSKW,5B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,February 18,2012* 305-664-8400 MM 85.5 Oceanside At Snake Creek Bridge *Chef Eli s NEW Island Grill Menu for 2012*Asian Shrimp Spring Rolls, Seafood Salad, Lobster, Shrimp, Crab and Scallop Cakes the Ultimate Seafood Cakes in the Keys! And many more new items! Stop in and check out the new menu! FEBRUARY AT THE GRILL THRILL TO THE MUSIC! COME BY BOAT! VOTED BEST FLORIDA WATERFRONT RESTAURANT BY FLORIDA MAGAZINEFRIDAYS Tim & Jim6-10 PM SATURDAYS Derrick Herring6-10 PM SUNDAYS Kenny Channels12-4 PM MONDAYS Brenda Starr6-9 PM TUESDAYS Billy Davidson6-9 PM WEDNESDAYS Brenda Starr6-9 PM THURSDAYS Derrick Herring & Michael Trixx6-9 PM 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 Study of human, animal forms take centerstageMost folks spend little time thinking about the Etruscans, who built city states in what is now Italy, parts of France and Spain. They made bronze statuettes, always of the human form, and took from the Greeks an early alphabet. Artist Carol Munder does study the Etruscans, especially the shapes and variations of the human form. And her work in photogravure captures those images in hazy remembrances of once was. She will be exhibiting at Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St., Key West. Sculptor John Martini will join her for this winter show. His polychromed steel figures study animal and human forms. Afeatured artist at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey as well as galleries in New York City, Palm Beach and elsewhere, Martini works in his Emma Street studio when hes in Key West. The rest of the year, he lives and works in the Burgundy region of France. I started thinking about work for this show at my house in France last summer, Martini says. And even created some small variations of some of the pieces for my show in Paris. He starts out with huge panels of steel, which he then layers with multiple colors of enamel paint. Drawings done in chalk are then cut using an acetylene torch. Once the parts are assembled, he uses a chisel, file and hammer to dress the edges and reveal the multicolors that come from layering. Munders collection, Between Motion and Stasis, utilizes the photogravure process, which predates photography. Photogravure is a print, much like an etching or engraving. Varying tonal densities of the original negative are etched in copper plate. The process predates the better known antecedent daguerreotype and silvergelatin photographs on treated paper. She photographed many of the objects in New York, Berlin and Paris. Her work has been featured in gallery shows in San Francisco, Michigan, New York and France. Lucky Street Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 294-3973.Munder,Martini show works at Lucky StreetART ART FESTIVALSaturday, Sunday and MondayFebruary 18, 19 & 20From 10am to 5pmWaldo r f PlazaKey La r go, FLMM 100SPONSORED BY: Florida Keys Art Guild 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! This Means War (PG13) 2:00;4:20;7:15;9:40*Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG13) 3D 2:15;7:25;9:50* 2D 4:40;Star Wars Ep. 1 Phantom Menace (PG) 1:00;4:00;7:00;9:45*The Vow (PG13) 2:10;4:45;7:15;9:55*Safe House (R) 1:50;4:30;7:10;9:45*Sorry,no passes. (*) Fri./Sat.Only Woman from Berlinphotogravure (top) by artist Carol Munder.Etruscan art known for bronze statues and focus on the human form (above). Polychromed steel is the media preferred by sculptor John Marti KEYSNET.COM Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
*Saturday,February 18,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Marathon Community Cinema Showtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00, 9:15 Sat & Sun 2:00 Phone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now Available Rated: PG-13 T H EA R T I S T STARRING: JEAN DUJARDIN BERENICE BEJObtnJOYFUL NOISERated: PG-13 For those of you old enough to remember limbo contests, please consult your physician before trying to reprise those special moves you once performed before crowds on onlookers. And, for those of you too young to know what limbo is all about, well heres your chance to learn. The Key Largo Merchants Associations second Lobster Luau event includes a limbo dance contest, a tacky tourist costume competition as well as other surprises, according to Big Daddy Joe Marcum, who plays host. Food, music, fun are on the menu from 5:30-7 p.m. Mar. 4 at the Bayside Hotel, mile marker 100 bayside. Lobster dinners come with sweet corn, tropical potato salad and pineapple bread all in keeping with the Hawaiian theme. Live music will be provided by Micah and his Island Sounds, the Toll Takers band and others to be announced. The luau kicks off at 4 p.m. with dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to the Good Health Clinic, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides health services for the communitys uninsured population living at or below the federal poverty level. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (including dinner and entertainment). The Merchants Association is recruiting volunteers to help with this fund-raiser, along with donations from businesses and event sponsors. For more information, call event organizer Sue Finney at 305-394-3736 or visit: www.lobsterlu au.com.Volunteers wanted for Health ClinicKEY LARGOHonorable Mention runner-ups: Karen Beauprie, MK Clapp, Fran Decker, Nichola DeBiaso, Margo Ellis, Jane Grannis, Sonia Robinson, Jimm Sherrington and Gale Upmal. In addition, works by Margo Ellis, Jane Grannis, Pam Hobbs, Sonia Robinson, Diane Savicky, and Judith Zabar were purchased by collectors. The artists who exhibited in the winter show: JH Allen, Michelle Atkinson, Martha Barnes, Karen Beauprie, Marta Blades, Judi Bradford, Bree Buckley, Joyce Carpenter, Brewster Chamberlin, MK Clapp, Priscilla Coote, Joan Cox, Susann DAntonio, Nichola DeBiaso, Fran Decker, Beti Duke, Margo Ellis, Adele Gerbracht, Lois K. Giffen, Jane Gilbert, Jane Grannis, Pam Hobbs, Yolanda Maloney, Jenny Mead, Sandy Mezinis, Susan ONeill, Lucy Paige, Sonia Robinson, Diane Savicky, J.W. Sherrington, Robin Simmen, Coco Strauss, Gale Upmal, Maureen Tracy Venti, Jane Washburn, Dahlia Woods, Debra Yates, Judith Zabar.Nine win honorable mentionFrom TSKW,3B Big Daddy and Micah perform at last year's Lobster Luau. Tacky tourist contest brings out the 'worst' wear bragging rights.Hawaiian theme on tap at LobsterLuau Mar. 4 Chowder showdown scheduled Feb. 26How good do you think your conch chowder tastes? Good enough to beat the competition at this years Conch Chowder Cook-Off Feb. 26? Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys hosts the Island Grass Music Fest from 1-5 p.m. Music willbe provided by some well-known Keys performers, including Howard Livingston, the Doerfel Family, Billie Blues, Terry Cassidy and C.W. Colt. Oh, and theres the chowder showdown. First, some rules if you plan to enter. There are two categories one for professional players (i.e. restaurant chefs, caterers) and one marked Amateur. But, if youre serious about competition, who knows if amateur is the right label or not? In all cases, it costs nothing to enter except for the ability to bring five gallons of conch chowder for the tryouts. Visitors will purchase tickets to taste the entries, with proceeds going to Habitat. Contestants are encouraged to decorate their spaces, come up with creative names for their chowder, dress-up in costumes and have fun, the sponsors note. Last years chowder showdown winner was The Wharf on Summerland Key. Habitat will provide a ten foot by ten foot working space at the Habitat grounds, 30320 Overseas Hwy. (mile marker 30.5) Big Pine Key. But, contestants need to bring their own cooking utensils, tables, tents, burners/roasters etc. And, participants must meet Health Department rules on temperature, cleanliness etc. Habitat will supply serving cups, spoons, napkins and sterile water. Deadline to register your chowder prowess is Wednesday, Feb. 22. For more information, call Susan Miller at 305684-1308 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides the chowder tasting, visitors can also purchase other food and beverage items. Asilent auction will be held during the afternoon event. For more, visit: www.habitatlow erkeys.org or call 2949006.Habitat hosts Island Fest On Big PineBIG PINE KEYWatercolor Society artists hold reception Feb. 26 in MarathonThe Florida Keys Watercolor Society presents their 30th Anniversary Exhibit starting Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Gallery at Marathon Community Theatre. More than 50 original works will be on display, all from member artists of the keyswide group. Artist, instructor Tony Couch judged this years entries for the juried show, which runs through Mar. 31 in Marathon. Areception for artists and the public will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26. Food, wine and music by Dick Foley are on tap, followed by an award ceremony. The top nine entries will receive ribbons and awards. Artist Karen Beaupries piece, Two Cats, was selected by society members for a raffle drawing that will be held April 3. Raffle tickets will be sold during the month-long gallery show. The watercolor exhibit officially opens Thursday, Mar. 1 on opening night for Once Upon AMattress, the new theater production at Marathon Community Theatre. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Mar. 31. For more information or to buy tickets for Once Upon AMattress, call the box office at 743-0994.Gallery show includes works by 50 artistsARTRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Safe House (R):4:20,7:35 and 10:10 p.m. Star Wars 3D (PG):4:00,7:00 and 9:55 p.m. The Vow (PG-13):4:15,7:15 and 9:50 p.m. Chronicle (PG-13):4:05,7:05 and 9:45 p.m. The Grey (R):7:20 and 10:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Hugo3D (PG-13):1:30,4:00,6:30 and 8:50 p.m. The Iron Lady (PG-13):2:15,4:30,6:45 and 9:00 p.m. The Artist (PG-13):1:45,4:15,6:40 and 8:40 p.m. OscarShorts Animated (NR) 2:00,6:15 p.m. OscarShorts Live Action (NR):4:00,8:30 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 The Artist (PG-13):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday:2:00Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Ghost Rider (PG-13):Daily 4:40p.m. Ghost Rider3D (PG-13):Daily 2;15 and 7:25 p.m. This Means War (PG-13):Daily 2:00,4:00 and 7:15p.m. Safe House (R):Daily 1:50,4:30 and 7:10 p.m. The Vow (PG-13):Daily 2:10,4:45 and 7:15 p.m. Star Wars (PG):Daily 1:00,4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Keys Movie TimesTwo Catsby Key West artist Karen Beauprie will be raffled during Watercolor Society exhibit at Marathon Community Theatre Gallery.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,February 18,2012* At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10am Formal yet warm setting... Attentive Service LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Casual,Gourmet Dining Sunset Dinner SpecialNo w only $15.95per personMust be seated by 5:15 7 nights a week (except holidays) 4:30 5:15 pm Garden Walk offers glimpse of plant paradiseOrnamental ginger and Ti, bromeliads, salt-tolerant shrubs and even ground orchids will be among the garden specimens on view at the Upper Keys Garden Walk, Feb. 24. Five private gardens will be open for participants, who can end their selfguided tours with a tea party, live music and plant sale held at the Francis Tracy Garden Center, mile marker 94 bayside. Members of the Upper Keys Garden Club play host and offer words of wisdom about plants, garden layouts, composting, even successful vegetable gardening. Tours can be taken between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets with a map of garden locations can be had for a $20 donation to the Upper Keys Garden Club. The gardens on this years tour schedule are located between mile marker 77 and mile marker 90. This tour will include a peek inside Bali Hai, the private garden oasis at the Islamorada home of Academy Award-winning producer Jon Landau, designed by DAsign Source landscape architects. At the Garden Box in Islamorada, Jennifer Hargood will showcase raised planting boxes she uses to grow heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables for her family and restaurant chefs. That garden, which also boasts a small pond, is tucked behind an Islamorada art gallery. Other gardens on the tour include a two and a half-acre oceanfront estate, a sandy oasis built in a hammock and a bayfront home and garden that features red brick paths that wind through terraced flower beds. Garden Walk tickets can be purchased at the Tracy Garden Center, mile marker 93 bayside or at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, Key Largo Florist, Tasters Grille and the Green Turtle Inn. For more information, visit: www.upperkeys gardenclub.com/garden walkFive showpiece gardens open for public viewUPPER KEYS Salt-tolerant plantings and raked gravel beds open up ocean views at John and Lorrane LiataudsSouthern Comfortretreat. Contributed photoChateau Cortez boasts teardrop shaped planting beds surrounding a mermaid sculpture. Subscriptions 743-5551
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For additional information, contact the FSEC Public Information Office or call a solar dealer.What is it?Asolar water heater uses the suns energy rather than electricity or gas to heat water, thus reducing your monthly utility bill. When installed properly, solar water heaters are more economical over the life of the system than heating water with electricity, dedicated heat pumps, heat recovery units or propane. In Florida, three types of solar systems are used: Pumped, integral collector storage and thermo-siphon. The direct circulation system circulates potable water from the water storage tank through one or more collectors and back into the tank. The solar collector is the main component of the solar system. It is usually a metal box with insulation and a black absorber plate that collects solar radiation and heats the water. The circulating pump is regulated by either an electronic controller, a common appliance timer, or a photovoltaic panel. In integral collector storage systems, the solar water storage system is built into the collector. The potable water in the collector unit is heated by the sun and delivered by city or well water pressure to an auxiliary tank (which contains non-solar back-up heating) or directly to the point of use. Athermosiphon solar water heating system has a tank mounted above the collector (normally on the roof) to provide a natural gravity flow of water. Hot water rises through piping in the collector, which is mounted below the tank; heavier cold water sinks to the lowest point in the system (the collector), displacing the lighter hot water which rises to the tank. The integral collector and thermosiphon systems are simple since they use no pumps or controllers and water always flows through the collector.What size?For Florida homes with a dishwasher and automatic clothes washer, a rough rule of thumb is 10 square feet of collector area per person and 20 gallons of water storage per person. Thus, for a family of four, 40 square feet of collector and a total tank storage of 80 gallons are typical. Families can also purchase a solar-assisted system that uses a 20to 26-squarefoot collector that is retrofitted to their existing 40or 52-gallon water heater. Due to the reduced storage tank capacity and smaller collector size, these systems will only provide 50 to 60 percent of the hot water used. The installed price will of course be lower since the existing tank and smaller collector are used.How much saved?Your monthly savings will depend on the amount of hot water you use, storage tank size and type and price of fuel used for backup water heating. For a family of four, the typical hot water usage is 70 gallons per day, thus using 3990 kilowatt hours per year to heat the water electrically, or $399 per year worth of electricity at 10 cents per kilowatt hour. Asolar water heater should save between 50 percent and 85 percent of the hot water portion of the monthly utility bill, or $200 to $300 per year for a family of four, if the backup element is kept at 122 degrees. Asolar water heater can save even more if you turn off the backup and rely solely on the sun for your hot water. During summer months, when hot water demands are lower and the sun shines longer, most solar owners turn off the backup element circuit breaker, or switch. As electricity and other fuel prices go up, solar savings will increase accordingly.Whats the cost?In Florida, an installed solar water heating system can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $5,500. Why the large range? System cost depends upon certain variables, such as the following: Size of family to be served.Size and type of solar system.Type of financing available.Type of roof on which the collector is to be installed.Amount of possible utility rebate incentive.Building code requirements.Professional versus doit-yourself installation. Solar water heating is economically competitive with electrical and propane heating. It is also competitive with dedicated heat pumps and heat recovery units, depending upon the individual situation. The Florida Solar Energy Center is a research institute of the University of Central Florida.But up-front costs can be hit to walletGREEN LIVING The Kids Theatre of the Upper Keys production of the musical 'Oliver!' debuted Friday at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier,with five more performances set:Tonight at 7 p.m.,Sunday at 2 p.m.,and Feb.24,25 and 26.Tickets are $10.Cast members include (front from right) Thomas Peltier,Dallas Christmas and Colt McGee:(second row) Alyssa Delgado,Ruby Rey,Foster Coffman and Spencer Pardo;and (rear) Molly Hunter,Moises Vazquez,A.J.Comeforo and Carlie McClenithan.To find out more,call Michele Zofchak at 853-3281,Ext.58353.'OLIVER!' LIVING BRIEFSRelay auction today at Marathons marinaAn auction is planned for 1 p.m. today at the City of Marathon Marina, adjacent to the Marathon Community Park, to benefit the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life. Expect lots of marine and boating merchandise to be offered.Supper,Culture at St.ColumbaThe Mens Club of St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon cooks up a pancake supper from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, on 52nd Street bayside behind the Panda House Restaurant. Served will be pancakes with maple syrup from Vermont, sausages, apple sauce, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $5 (kids eat free). The pancake supper is on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Also at St. Columba, whats called Random Acts of Culture, sort of a flashmob kind of performance designed to bring arts to places they arent usually seen presented by Jay Michalak, is unveiled at 7:30 p.m. Monday.Flagler historian tonight in MarathonFlorida East Coast Railway historian Seth Bramson speaks about the railroad and its Florida Keys extension at 8 tonight at the Marathon Community Theater. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Tickets for $10 can be purchased at the box office, mile marker 49.5 oceanside, or by calling 743-0994.Teachers admitted free to the DRCOn Monday, Florida Keys teachers can take advantage of a day off from school for Presidents Day to visit the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key for free. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. teachers can show their school ID and be admitted free to watch dolphins and sea lions in action, attend presentations on a variety of topics and learn about the educational opportunities available to teachers and their students. Each teacher is invited to bring one guest who will also be admitted for free. Admission includes access to the Shawn Rodriguez Family Sprayground where people of all ages can play in jets and streams of water shooting from colorful marine-life structures. The center is at mile marker 59.Murder-mystery helps Crane PointThe Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Center in Marathon hosts a murder-mystery fundraiser, "Bebopped at the Sock Hop," Feb. 24 and 25 at Key Colony Beach City Hall's auditorium. Tickets are $60, which include a wine-and-cheese reception and buffet dinner. Call 743-3900 or 393-6967 for more information.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,February 18,2012 Gerald Hoover of Marathon,a former U.S.Coast Guard rescue swimmer who now owns Down Island Adventures,has penned a book about his Guard experience,'Brotherhood of the Fin.' If he sells 1 million books,half the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.If he reaches that goal, he'll sponsor a Key West-to-Cuba swim to raise additional money for the group.The price is $15.95.To find out more,go to www.downislandadventures.com .RESCUE SWIMMER'S MEMOIR LIVING BRIEFSWilmers discusses white-crowned pigeonFor the most part, the Keys have recovered very well from the devastation caused by Hurricane Wilma. Mysteriously, however, the nesting population of the threatened white-crowned pigeon has not. Instead the numbers of these unusual pigeons remains low, even after six years. Wildlife biologist Tom Wilmers from the National Keys Deer Refuge talks about why scientists think this has happened, as well as what the effect of the 2011 drought has been on this bird that is unique to the Keys, at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at St. Columba Episcopal Church, 451 52nd St. bayside, Marathon. Dinner benefits children's hospitalRE/MAX Keys to the Keys Real Estate holds a fundraising chicken roast on Feb. 26 to benefit Miami Children's Hospital. The 19th annual dinner is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Marathon American Legion and includes black beans, yellow rice and cookies. Cost is $10. Items for a live auction are requested. To find out more, call 743-2300.Key to aging well: HappinessPeople in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Researchers estimate that by 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be 65 or older.At a recent community seminar held at Mariners Hospital, Charles Neiditz, an internist on the hospitals medical staff, said health screenings are important to aging well. Maintaining a healthy weight is important. Not smoking is important.However, the single most important thing to aging well, according to Neiditz, is to smile, breathe, go slowly and enjoy life. Develop and maintain strong social relationships.Having people in your life who make you feel loved and cared for can enhance your mental well being and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, Neiditz said. For example, a spouse or close friend can remind you to take a walk, to take your medicine, to make an appointment for your mammogram, to try that new vegetarian recipe. As for health screenings, Neiditz suggested that because the primary risk factor for colon cancer is age, one of the most important screenings older adults can have is a colonoscopy, which can detect colon cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a persons first colonoscopy be scheduled at the age of 50. A personal or family history of colon cancer or polyps or of inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of colon cancer. If there is no evidence of cancer and no family history of polyps, subsequent studies should be scheduled every 10 years after age 50. If the first examination is negative, but there is a family history of polyps, examinations should take place every five years. Nutritional decisions take on added significance with age. To achieve a healthy weight, follow an eating plan that:Puts emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars. Watching what you eat also means paying attention to the calories you consume, Neiditz said. As we get older, we generally need fewer calories. According to the National Institute of Aging, a woman over 50 who is not physically active needs about 1,600 calories a day. Awoman who is somewhat physically active needs about 1,800 calories a day and a very active woman needs about 2,000 calories a day. For men over 50, those who are not physically active need about 2,000 calories a day, somewhat physically active need about 2,200-2,400 calories a day and very active need about 2,4002,800 calories a day. While obesity is a national concern, high use of tobacco and alcohol is particularly troublesome in the Keys. A2010 Florida Department of Health survey suggests that Keys residents drink and smoke more than the average Floridian.Neiditz stressed the importance of giving up tobacco. Smoking is the biggest contributor to reduced life expectancy, he said.Smoking increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and lung, head/neck, esophagus, stomach and bladder cancers.The consequences associated with heavy drinking are increased risk for certain cancers, including mouth, throat and liver, cirrhosis and falls, anemia, cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression, gout, high blood pressure, and pancreatitis. Im not suggesting that seniors give up alcohol, he said, but they should drink in moderation. Moderate intake is two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. Examples of one drink are 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits. Mariners Hospital of Tavernier provided this report.Keys doctor also offers other factorsTO YOUR HEALTH Diet,not drinking too much and regular checkups are keys to growing old well,but its all about happiness,really,says a Mariners Hospital doctor. Having people in your life who make you feel loved and cared for can enhance your mental well being and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Charles Neiditz,Mariners Hospital Living
Saturday,February 18,2012 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A d / 6654600 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY AMENDEDNOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALEBY CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe23rddayof February2012,at11oclock a.m.,at500WhiteheadStreet, MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertysituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: EXHIBITA Lot9andLot10,Block15, BREEZESWEPTBEACH ESTATES,accordingtothe Platthereof,asrecordedinPlat Book4,atPage143,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida ThePropertyisLocatedat: 27337CaymanLane,Ramrod Key,FL33042 PursuanttoORDER GRANTINGPLAINTIFFS SECONDMOTIONFOR ENTRYOFORDER RE-SETTING FORECLOSURESALE enteredinacasependingin saidCourt,theStyleofwhichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. CAYMANLANE,LLC,et.al, Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2009-CA-1724-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 23rddayofJanuary,2012 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishFebruary11,18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A D / 6800400INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA Ref:2012-DR-114K Division:Family JENNIFERDUFF, Petitioner and RODERICKDUFF, Respondent NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE TO: RODERICKDUFF 35509DomaniDrive PalmDesert,CA92211 Y OUARENOTIFIED thatan actionhasbeenfiledfor dissolutionofmarriagehas beenfiledagainstyouandthat youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,toit,onJENNIFERDUFF whoseaddressis 635IxoraDrive, BigPineKey,FL33043 onorbefore03-20-12, andfiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthisCourtat 500WhiteheadStreet, KeyWest,FL33040 beforeserviceofPetitioneror immediatelythereafter.Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthepetition. Copiesofallcourtdocuments inthiscase,includingorders, areavailableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.Youmay reviewthesedocumentsupon request.Youmustkeepthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourts officenotifiedofyourcurrent address.(YoumayfileNotice ofCurrentAddress,Florida SupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.) Futurepapersinthismatterwill bemailedtotheaddresson recordattheclerksoffice. Dated:02-07-12 CLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT By:RiellalynnSims, DeputyClerk PublishFeb.18,25, Mar.3,10,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 6751100 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2010DR5M Division:FAMILY HEATHERDONEY-McGIRR, Petitioner, and PAULMILLER, Respondent NOTICEOFACTION TO: PaulAlvinMiller 310120thStreetGulf Marathon,FL33050 Y OUARENOTIFIED thatan actionforaSupplement PetitiontoModifyParental Responsibility,Visitation,or ParentingPlan/Timesharing ScheduleandOtherReliefhas beenfiledagainstyou.Youare requiredtoserveacopyofyour writtendefenses,ifany,tothis actiononPetitioner,whose addressis 423Sombrero BeachRoad / 7,Marathon, Florida33050, onorbefore Monday,March5,2012, and filetheoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourtlocatedat: Monroe CountyCourthouse, Clerkof Court-Marathon,3117 OverseasHighway,Marathon FL33050eitherbeforeservice onPetitionerorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefault willbeenteredagainstyoufor thereliefdemandedinthe complaint. WARNING: Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresultin sanctions,includingdismissal orstrikingofpleadings. DATED this6thdayof February,2012 CLERKOFTHECIRUCIT COURT By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk PublishFebruary11,18,25, March3,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A D / 6812800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA Ref:2012-DR-113-K Division:Family IGORBIVOL, Petitioner and KRYSSIYOUNG, Respondent NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE(NOCHILDREN ORFINANCIALSUPPORT) TO: KRYSSIYOUNG 3333DuckAvenue, A ptF-212 KEYWEST,FL33040 Y OUARENOTIFIED thatan actionhasbeenfiledfor dissolutionofmarriagehas beenfiledagainstyouandthat youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,toit,onIGORBIVOL whoseaddressis 3333DuckAvenue / F-212, KeyWest,FL33040 onorbefore03-20-12, andfiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthisCourtat 500WhiteheadStreet, KeyWest,FL33040 beforeserviceofPetitioneror immediatelythereafter.Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthepetition. Copiesofallcourtdocuments inthiscase,includingorders, areavailableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.Youmay reviewthesedocumentsupon request.Youmustkeepthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourts officenotifiedofyourcurrent address.(YoumayfileNotice ofCurrentAddress,Florida SupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.) Futurepapersinthismatterwill bemailedtotheaddresson recordattheclerksoffice. Dated:02-07-12 CLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT By:RiellalynnSims, DeputyClerk PublishFebruary18,25, March3,10,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6796500 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-12-CP-13-K A A DivisionProbate INRE:ESTATEOF Y uramMoyshe Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate of YuramMoyshe, deceased, whosedateofdeathwas June 28,2011, ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is 500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,Florida33040. The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTSOFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateofthefirstpublication ofthisnoticeisFebruary11, 2012. PersonalRepresentative: CatherineMoyshe 816AsheStreet KeyWest,Florida33040 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: StuartM.Slutsky FloridaBarNo. 985767 StuartM.Slutsky,P.A. 2500WestonRoad, Suite404 Weston,Florida33331 Telephone: (954)389-3989 PublishFebruary11,18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6834400 NOTICEOFREQUEST FORCOMPETITIVE SOLICATIONS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thaton March21,2012at3:00 P.M. theMonroeCounty PurchasingOfficewillreceive andopensealedresponsesfor thefollowing: ADACOMPLIANCE SEGMENT / 2 FORFACILITIESLOCATED BETWEENMILEMARKER47 -MILEMARKER0 MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA 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. A llResponsesmustbesealed andmustbesubmittedtothe MonroeCountyPurchasing Office. PublishFebruary18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A D / 6902300 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: PARADISETOWING,INC givesNoticeofForeclosureof Lienandintenttosellthese vehicleson3/3/2012,8:30am at 5409OVERSEASHWY. / 317,MARATHON,FL 33050-2710 ,pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes. PARADISETOWING,INC. reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. FLZBK495G503 200312Aluminum Smokercraft JT2AE09V1R0054627 1994TOYOTA PublishFebruary18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6835200 NoticeofPublicMeeting: SheriffsSharedAssetFund AdvisoryBoard A A TheSheriffsSharedAsset FundAdvisoryBoardwillmeet onWednesday,March14, 2012at6:00p.m.,atthe MarathonGovernmentCenter, 2798OverseasHighway, Marathon,Florida.Theagenda willincludethereviewofgrant applicationsthatwerereceived bythedeadlineofnoon, Thursday,February2,2012. A nypersonwhodecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatthe meetingwillneedarecordof theproceedingsandforsuch purpose,mayneedtoensure thataverbatimrecordofthe proceedingsismade,which recordincludesthetestimony andevidenceuponwhichthe appealisbased. A nypersonrequiringspecial accommodationorassistance toparticipateinthismeeting shouldcontacttheSheriffs Officeat(305)296-2424(TDD compatible).Foradditional informationcontactVal Marinelloat(305)292-7001or viae-mail: vmarinellokeysso.net. PublishFebruary18,March3, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6910300 MONROECOUNTYTOURIST DEVELOPMENTCOUNCILDISTRICTADVISORY COMMITTEEMEETINGS DACI willmeeton WednesdayMarch7,2012 at 3:00p.m. atthe CasaMarina Resort inKeyWest. DACII willmeeton Tuesday March6,2012 at 6:00p.m. at the LowerKeysChamberof Commerce inBigPineKey. DACIII willmeeton WednesdayMarch7,2012 at 9:00a.m. atthe Marathon CommunityTheatrein Marathon DACIV willmeeton Tuesday March6,2012 at 2:00p.m. at the PostcardInnatHoliday Isle inIslamorada. DACV willmeeton Tuesday March6,2012 at 10:00a.m. at the HiltonKeyLargoResort. A llDACmeetingsareopento thepublic. A DAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisabilitywho needsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthese proceedings,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolater thanfive(5)calendardaysprior tothescheduledmeeting;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired, call. PublishFebruary18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6948100 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: ANCHORTOWING gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthesevehicles on 03/02/2012,08:00amat 189USHIGHWAY1, KEYWEST,FL33040-5476, pursuanttosubsection713.78 oftheFloridaStatutes. A NCHORTOWINGreserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids. FLZBC324G404 2004HOMEMADE NOVIN0200454811 2005HOMEMADE PublishFebruary18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6883700INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA A A PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.12-CP-10-M MiddleKeys INRE:ESTATEOF SANDRAADAIRCHAVERS Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofSandraAdairChavers, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJanuary27,2012,andthe lastfourdigitsofwhosesocial securitynumberare3983,is pendingintheCircuitCourtfor MonroeCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddress ofwhichis3117Overseas Highway,Marathon,Florida 33050.Thenamesand addressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisFebruary18, 2012. PersonalRepresentative: ClaudiaA.McEwen 12221OverseasHwy Marathon,Florida33050 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardE.Warner A ttorneyforPersonal Representative FloridaBarNumber:283134 RICHARDEWARNER,P.A. P.O.Box501317 12221OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 Telephone:(305)743-6022 Fax:(305)743-6216 E-Mail: richardrewarnerlaw.com PublishFebruary18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 6893300 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNO.2011-CP-210-K INRE:ESTATEOF JIMMYWAYNECRAWFORD Deceased NOTICETOCREDITORS A A Theadministrationoftheestate ofJimmyWayneCrawford, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJuly20,2011ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,Florida33040.The namesandaddressofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIM FILEDTWO(2)YEARSOR MOREAFTERTHE DECEDENTSDATEOF DEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisthe18thdayof February,2012. PersonalRepresentative JulieA.Smith 19706E38thPlSouth BrokenArrow,OK74014 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative ChristineBBollong FloridaBarNo.0131873 P.O.Box1223 KeyWest,Florida33041 Telephone:(305)294-6077 Fax:(305)296-5431 PublishFebruary18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter
KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,February 18,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 87453 2 x 2.0 (28.3333) 646262 DIETARY AID BLIND AD PLANTATION KEY NURS K0265HEALTHCARE A A A A A A A A A A LOGO Dummy021 Error: 1 Dummy0216-16:32:56 3 x 5.3 (75.5098) Dummy truly nolen K0260GENERAL-MISCELLANEOUS A A A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. Love Retail?Want to work in a fun environment? Want to have benefits including health, vacation and profit sharing? Please fax your resume to 453-9604 or call 453-9144 Seeking PT/FT Day/Night/Weekend Asst Manager/Shift Leader Sales Associates/Office Clerk. Sandal Factory/T-Shirt CityMM 102 and MM 82 A A ApplianceDelivery-Installer needed.Lookingforreliable personwithvaliddrivers license.Carpentryskillsa must.Call305-664-3662 CASHIER/DOCKHAND P/T .Applyinpersonat PanchosFuelDock,1280 OceanviewAve,Marathonor call743-2281 DolphinResearchCenter hasaFTopeningforaPhysical Plant&EquipmentSpecialist: Dutiesmayinclude,butnot limitedto:Assistinconstruction projects,attendtoelectrical, plumbingandautomotive needs,assistwithmaintenance ofDRCbuildings,equipment, vehiclesandboats.Candidate musthavegeneralhandy-man skillsandbeabletowork outdoorsintheFloridaheat. Musthaveacleandriving record.Benefitsinclude medicalinsurance,401(k), vacationandpaidholidays.Job descriptionavailableat www.dolphins.org .E-mail yourresumeto drc-hrdolphins.org. EOE DolphinResearchCenter has afull-timepositionforan ITTechnicalSpecialist. Successfulcandidatewillhave goodproblemsolvingskills, workingknowledgeofMS Office/WindowsOS,apleasant attitudeandabilitytoworkwell withothers,Mustbeabletolift 30pounds.Weekends required.Benefitsinclude medicalinsurance,401(k), vacationandpaidholidays.Job descriptionavailableat www.dolphins.org E-mailyourresumeto drc-hrdolphins.org EOE DolphinResearchCenter has afull-timepositionforan ITTechnicalSpecialist. Successfulcandidatewillhave goodproblemsolvingskills, workingknowledgeofMS Office/WindowsOS,apleasant attitudeandabilitytoworkwell withothers,Mustbeabletolift 30pounds.Weekends required.Benefitsinclude medicalinsurance,401(k), vacationandpaidholidays.Job descriptionavailableat www.dolphins.org E-mailyourresumeto drc-hrdolphins.org EOE ExpdLawnMaintenance MusthavevalidDL,speakEng. beahardworker&dependable. A pplyinperson,DotPalm, 5200O/SHwy,Marathon. Full-TimeGroundskeeper neededforcondominium propertyinKCB.Mustbe dependableandhave references.Pleasecall 743-0173oremail Sea7430173aol.com formoreinformation. HarbormasterNeededSeacampinBPK. Fulltime position(4dayworkweek) -weekendsrequired.Must haveexperienceinboat handling&outboardengine repair.Backgroundcheck required.ApplyinpersonM-F 1300BigPineAve. KEYLARGOANIMAL CLINIC seeksFulltime VeterinarianTechnician. Experiencedonly. Call305-453-0044 Plumbing/electrical/marine supply lookingformotivated, career-minded,bilingualyard /counterperson. Call305-451-9515. POOLCLEANERHavingowntruckisaplus. Musthavecleandrivingrecord. MiddleKeys.305-849-5934 A A AVAILABLENOW PTPOSITION -Telephone ReceptionistandClerk. Willtrain.Busyoffice.Must haveexcellentphone& organizationalskills,eyefor detail,eagertolearn,ableto workasateam.Faxresume to305-664-8898.Wewill scheduleinterviewatPruett Dermatology. Office/WarehouseClerk Peachtree/Quickbooks required.F/T,Marathonoffice. 305-289-9522oremail ultimatestorecomcast.net A A EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPersonFrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPERS MustspeakEnglish.Applyin person,BananaBayResort, 4590O/SHwy.,Marathon HOUSEKEEPERforsmall resortonLongKey. Mustbe dependable&haveown transportation.Callbetween 9am-5pm,305-664-5130. Housekeeperneededfor16 unitmotelinmiddleKeys withhousingavailableforone persononly.Mustbeexp.and havereferences.Non-smoker only.305-664-2662ore-mail resumetolongkeygalaol.com IMMEDIATEHIRINGDiningRoomCaptains withknowledgeofwineDinnerFoodRunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforappointment. KEYCOLONYBEACH MOTEL haspositionsopen:MaintenanceFrontDeskHouseKeeping.289-0411 NOWHIRING:SERVERS, BARTENDERS,BUSSERS, EXPEDITORS. Ifyouare professional&personable, &treatyourcustomersasif theywereyourfriends,then applyinpersonatSundowners, MM104,Bayside.DFWP. RESORTHELP Immediateopening HOUSEKEEPING Marathon797-1707 WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiringServersBarback.BusserFoodRunnerLineCook A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 DolphinResearchCenter has afull-timepositionforan ITTechnicalSpecialist. Successfulcandidatewillhave goodproblemsolvingskills, workingknowledgeofMS Office/WindowsOS,apleasant attitudeandabilitytoworkwell withothers,Mustbeabletolift 30pounds.Weekends required.Benefitsinclude medicalinsurance,401(k), vacationandpaidholidays.Job descriptionavailableat www.dolphins.org E-mailyourresumeto drc-hrdolphins.org EOE ExpdLawnMaintenance MusthavevalidDL,speakEng. beahardworker&dependable. A pplyinperson,DotPalm, 5200O/SHwy,Marathon. Full-TimeGroundskeeper neededforcondominium propertyinKCB.Mustbe dependableandhave references.Pleasecall 743-0173oremail Sea7430173aol.com formoreinformation. HarbormasterNeededSeacampinBPK. Fulltime position(4dayworkweek) -weekendsrequired.Must haveexperienceinboat handling&outboardengine repair.Backgroundcheck required.ApplyinpersonM-F 1300BigPineAve. KEYLARGOANIMAL CLINIC seeksFulltime VeterinarianTechnician. Experiencedonly. Call305-453-0044 Plumbing/electrical/marine supply lookingformotivated, career-minded,bilingualyard /counterperson. Call305-451-9515. POOLCLEANERHavingowntruckisaplus. Musthavecleandrivingrecord. MiddleKe y s.305-849-5934
Saturday,February 18,2012 11B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 LOGOD021 LOGO 87484 Error: 1 87484 2 x 6.0 (85.0196) 629441 VARIOUS POSTCARD INN>> K0280RESTAURANTS/BARS/HOTELS A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A PRIVATECOLLECTOR SEEKINGWOODCARVINGS BYCHRISDUBE ph561-324-9778 buffet49bellsouth.net A A BIGCOPPITTMM10 1/2, behindgasstation.Sat&Sun, 8AM.Antiques,landscaping plants,inclmanyfruittrees, hshold,more!! 16FirstSt. A A BIGPINE(KoehnSubdv) Sat,Feb18th,8am-2pm. Householditems,beautiful decorativeitems,tools&much more! 29462GeraldineSt GRASSYKEYMOVINGSALE SAT.,8:30am. 57487BaileySt. Misclitems,kidsstuff, somethingforeveryone! MARATHON CHURCHYARDSALE Sat.,Feb.18th,7AM. KirkoftheKeys,atblinking light,MM51.5 MARATHON/FLAMINGO ISLAND Furniture,miscl,somethingfor everyone 8AM.598CopaDOro. MARATHONMOVINGSALE EverythingMustGo! 109715thAve,GulfSat., Feb.18th,8-12. A A BABYFURNITURE,likenew: crib/mattress,chair,toddlers bed,changingtable,highchair, floormatt,sometoys,ALLFOR ONLY$500.305-923-9633 EntertainmentCenter ,French Provdesign,adjustable bridges&shelves.92H,117 W /-.55proj.TVincl.$500. Picavail.MM50.305-289-0439 PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 PROFESSIONALPOOL TABLE ,9Ft.Olhausen, upgradedSimonisCloth plusaccessories,$4000 OBO.Call410-991-9783 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 A A LONGKEY2BR,1BA, groundlevelwaterfronthome. W/D,fencedyard,somepets OK.$1300/mo.CallBill 305-304-7530 MARATHON2/2AFramein quietneighborhood. Boat launch/beach/park.Decks, workroom,carport.$1700/mo 704-589-8565,704-844-2840 A A MARATHON Newlyfurnished Y achtHarborIsle .3/2,storage rm,decksallaround.90dock w/cleaningtable.Deepwater. 220power,W/D,flatscrnTVs. Min.frmOcn/Gulf.$2200/mo. util.10or12mo.lease. 305-743-3384;610-247-3650 MM881BR/1BA ISLAMORADA $600permo. Includesutilities. Call305-451-4502 A A MARATHON35Hy-LineRV, w/2slide-outs.Setupin PelicanMHpark,GrassyKey, butcanbemoved.Exccond! $8000.330-929-5409 MM106-4BR/2.5BA KeyLargo,PetsOK, Fencedbackyard. $2000permo.F/L/S. Call305-451-4502 MM96OSRealNice2BR2BA OceanView55 Adult communityLeasingfor2013 season4momin$2050per moUtilInclLtr$1250moUtl extra678-467-0669 4BR/2BA35DOCKAGE FullyFurn.Tropicalindoor/ outdoorbathrmw/Jacuzzi. Newappliances&A/C.Jet Skiramps.W/D.$1800/mo Call305-307-6089 A A AMOVEINNOWfrom$375 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 CONCHKEY,MM63 .2BR, 1BA,apt.in2-familyhome. Deck,W/D,smallyard. Beautifulwaterviews! $1200/F/L/S.743-3478 YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 12B Saturday,February 18,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A LOGO 87491 Error: 1 87491 2 x 4.5 (63.7647) 629012 OPEN HOUSE MAYETTE, CLARA>> K0810HOMESFORSALE A A A A TAVERNIER TOWN CENTER:Built Out OB/GYN Clinic2,346 SF, established location, next to Hospital Built Out Restaurant Prime location! Built Out Ice Cream Parlor: Located directly next to B&B Theaters Retail Spaces 850 4,200 SF Commodore Realty 305-365-2600 A A LOGO Dummy021 Error: 1 Dummy0216-15:54:38 3 x 7.0 (98.8235) Dummy Dummy A A DuckKeyGatedEstateon Point -Secluded.Private.Lrg dock,privatebeach,pool,coral rockwalls.4/3,Annual.$3200/ mo util.N/S,305-304-4166 GRASSYKEYMM58 2BR,1BAduplex.Recently renovated,W/D,3decks,small yard.SomepetsOK,F/L/S. A vail3/1.305-743-4730 ISLAMORADAMM82 EFFICIENCY. Clean,quiet location.$780monthincludes utilites.Petconsidered.$1000 sec.Yearlease.970-846-5903 KCBTwinplx -2615thSt, 2BR,1BA.30dockw/davits. A lltileflrs,centrA/C,ht.Wshr/ dryerhook-ups.$1375/mo,12 mo.lease.F/L/S419-239-1046 KEYCOLONYBEACH2/2 duplex onBonefishBay, unfurn,W/D,D.W,$1350 util.F/L/S.Call508-340-1958 A AMARATHON1/1 MM48.5 $975/mo,F/L/S Hotwater&laundryincl. Call289-1150 AAMARATHON1/1 MM48.5 $975/mo,F/L/S Hotwater&laundryincl. Call289-1150 MARATHON1BR,1BA, at937107thSt.Unfurn,newly painted,greatcond.Stackable W/Dhkup.$850/mo., util. F/S.Smpetok.305-743-9644 MARATHO N-1BR remodeled,Newstove, W/DHookup.Fencedyard. Utilitiesnotincluded. 305-797-9132 MARATHON-3BR,2-1/2BA waterfrontcondo .Unfurn, greatwaterviews!Dock,pool. $2800/mo util.Marcy,C.B. SchmittR.E,305-289-6505 MARATHON -Beautifulgated resort,3BR,2-1/2BAtown home,w/gourmetkitchen,pool, dockage,fitnessrm,dockage& coveredparking!289-0064 MARATHONEFFICIENCY 23rdSt.Gulf.Unfurn,W/D $700/moinclwater.F/L/S.Call BarbaraatCBSRE,289-6499 MARATHON-NEW1BEDROOM-HALFDUPLEX $775permo.First/Last/Sec. Call743-2300forinfo. MARATHONSTUDIOAPT 937107thSt.Unfurn,separate fullkitchen,freshlypainted. $850/mo., util .F&S.Smpet ok.305-743-9644,betwn9-5. MARATHONSTUDIOAPT. Furnished.Water&electric included.Nopets.$900/mo F/L/S.743-0404 MARATHONSTUDIO Single,furnished,shed. Nolaundry.Nopets, $800/mo.305-393-6064 A A MM89.2BAYSIDE 1BR/1BAAPT. Yearly Lease.Cent.A/C,alltilefloors, NoPets.$900permonth. F/L/S.Call305-522-4863 MM99PORTLARGO EFFICIENCY. Unfurn.Clean, light,spacious.Privateyard. Nosmoking.Avail.now. $675/mo.Call305-923-6968 A A MARATHON Partlyfurnished. Privatebath,privateentrance. $700/mo.F/L/S. 743-6328 A A RoommateWanted Marathon .2BR,2BAcondo oncanalwithclubhouse,pool. 4blockstotheBeach!$500/mo allutilincl.305-289-1621 RoommateWanted Share2BR2BAHome MM89W/DWiFiCable GreatWaterViews,Quiet $650mo305-852-4867 A A KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. 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C FISHING THEFLORIDA KEYSSPECIAL SECTION: OFFICIAL GUIDETOTHENAUTICAL FLEA MARKETTheReporter| The Keynoter| www.KeysNet.comFEBRUARY 17/18 2012 1C BY FRANK DERFLER Buy a beer and send a kid to college! Youll hear that pitch at this years Upper Keys Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, and its true. The money received from booth rentals, food sales and beer sales goes directly and very effectively to provide academic and professional scholarships to students in the Upper Keys. And here it comes again! The Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market takes place Feb. 25 and 26 atIslamoradas Founders Park, mile marker 87 in the Keys. Since 1995, Rotarians have conducted and refined the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market event.In the early years, this event was a guy thing with an emphasis on stainless steel hardware before it ever became trendy in kitchens. Now, youll find something on sale for everyone in the family. Over 200 vendors provide bargains on every aisle. The treasures run from boats, motors, anchors, davits, and lures to sun dresses, jewelry, and sun glasses. Small vendors bring in specialty items from around the country and large companies offer special show-priced packages on boats, motors, and other nautical gear.Vendors regularly come to this event right after the Miami Boat Show and many vendors claim that they do better in Islamorada than in Miami. They bring lots of Boat Show Bargains. Attendance in recent years tops 35,000 people in two days. Surveys show that more than 50 percent of the attendees are from outside of Florida and 75 percent are from outside the Keys. Overseas VisitorsA good percentage of the folks attending the event are from outside the U.S. Cities like Beijing, Brussels, and Berlin regularly show up in surveys and interviews taken in the Flea Markets aisles. People often report that they plan their Keys vacations around the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. The biggest challenge to the Rotarians planning this event has been from the improvements made by the Village of Islamorada to Founders Park. The new clean facilities and green fields are welcome, but theyve reduced the space available for vendor booths. The current booth layout insures that youll do some walking, but it also means that youll see interesting items and bargains on every side. Why do this? Who benefits? The money from booth rentals, food sales, and refreshment sales directly andefficiently provides academic and professional scholarships to students in the Upper Keys. Each year at least 50 and sometimes more than 70 Keys students receive scholarships ranging from $250 to over $6,000. The Upper Keys Rotary Club often provides for the needs of Keys scholars through all of the undergraduate years and into graduate school. A hardworking committee of Rotarians weighs individual accomplishment and need to make scholarship awards from the Nautical Flea Market proceeds. Rotaryalso participates in Take Stock in Children where the scholarship money is matched and multiplied by state and other local funds.In 2012, the Upper Keys Rotary Club allocated $42,000 to Take Stock in Children. ParkingThe expansion of the facilities at Founders Park has reduced the available parking. The best plan is to park at Coral Shores High School at mile marker 90 and ride the constantly-running free shuttle bus service to the park. Parking is free and Rotary asks for a $5 scholarship contribution from adults. The Rotary Club starts each morning by 8 a.m. with a $5 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, so come early and spend the day. Sun and fun, great bargains, food, and friends; weve got it all at the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. A short, rich historyLike many things in the Keys, the Upper Keys Rotary Clubs Gigantic Nautical Flea Market had humble beginnings. But in 17 years, the flea market has grown to be one of the largest-drawing events in the area, and has contributed more than $1 million in scholarship money to local high school students. Last year, the flea market contributed about $80,000 in scholarship money to qualified Coral Shores High School, Island Christian High School and Upper Keys home-schooled students. The event raised close to $120,000 in total. Besides the scholarships, the money has gone to other school programs throughout the year, like the Coral Shores High School athletic department and its cheerleading program. All money earned from the flea markets concession sales and from vendors renting space, which goes for about $200 per spot, goes to the Rotarys scholarship fund and the other school programs. Vendors keep whatever money they earn from selling their goods. This year the events 17th organizers are expecting more than 200 vendors to set up shop on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26 at Islamoradas Founders Park. People attending the flea market can browse items like new and used boat parts, dive gear, marine electronic products, dock equipment, fishing gear, nautical arts and crafts, clothing and more.When buying a beer makes a positive difference in a Monroe County students life Gigantic Nautical Flea MarketWhere: At Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1 When: Saturday, Feb. 25: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 26: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking: Suggested donation of $5 for parking on site. Free parking is available along the Old Highway. A free shuttle will also ferry people to and from parking at Coral Shores High School. Angler Brian Berry, right, holds a sailfish he caught aboard the Killer White Charter Fishing Boat,which is docked out of Holiday Isle Resort and Marina. Keys fishing, diving and water life are the themes of the Annual Gigantic Nautical Flea Market held at Islamoradas Founders Park on Feb. 25 & 26. (File photo) Almost 20 years on,Rotarians commitment to Keys students keeps getting stronger
I just recently transferred to Southeastern Louisiana University. I am an early childhood education major. My life plan includes educating young minds so that they may be successful in their lives. Thank you, Rotary, for the help. I attend Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. My freshman year I received a 3.6 GPA and made the Deans List my Fall and Spring semester. I also have been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. I recently declared my major, which is nursing and plan on applying for the FGCU nursing program my Junior year. After I receive my B.S.N, if all goes well, I will experience a few years of work then return back to school for two more years to receive my masters and become a nurse anesthetist. I will eventually reach my highest goal of becoming a traveling nurse and giving help to those who need it. Ive done this with the help of Rotary. I am currently studying to be an elementary school teacher. Im attending Miami-Dade College and plan to move on to Florida International University. I hope to teach in Monroe County in the future to give back to the community that has provided me with a plethora of opportunities. I just finished my first semester here at Florida State University studying environmental science and policy. Im loving every minute of it from the football games, the new friends, to of course the late classes. I would like to give the Rotary and the Nautical Flea Market a big thanks for their financial help in this very expensive, yet amazing, time in my life. MELANIEMERONI I am Double Majoring in Sports/EducationalMinistryand Youth Ministrywith a minor in Fitness Promotion and Personal Training at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Seeing the fall colors for the first time and watching the snow fall, was an experience I will never forget! I have started a mentor reading program at Beldin Elementary School, an inner city Canton school that is very impoverished. We are trying to be somebody to kids who have nobody. MARY ANNE SELF CLAUDIAMORA Im really enjoying college life at Florida Gulf Coast. The small town aspect makes me feel right at home. I plan on majoring in Social Work. It sounds difficult, but Im excited to pursue my education and make a difference in peoples lives just as Rotarians do! ASHLEY SHERRILL Marena Laufle: Im currently attending my third semester at the University of Florida in Gainesville. I have a 3.9 GPA and am in the top 15 percent of my class. My major is PreNursing, and I will be applying for UFs nursing program at the end of next year. Im having a great, yet challenging, time as a Gator and couldnt imagine being anywhere else! I am a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, studying to be a secondary teacher. Thanks to the Upper Keys Rotary and their generous scholarship program, I can focus more on my studies, and maybe become one of the best teachers to enter Monroe County after graduating in 2014. Ill see you at the Upper Keys Rotary Club meetings! At University of South Florida, I am majoring in Industrial Engineer soon to be an Industrial Designer. I have been active in community service through Bulls For Moffitt and the Rotary Rotoract Club for young adults. Ive taken an interest in photography/film along with design. I am pursuing my dream career and cant wait for what the future has in store for me. Loving college and having fun as well. Thank you for the scholarship, it has helped me out a lot paying for school fees and tuition. I am a junior at the University of Florida, majoring in Anthropology, minoring in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance and am on the Pre-Med track to be a physicians assistant. I am involved in The Sedoctaves, an all female acapella group, Theta Alpha, a Christian sorority, Catholic Gators and FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). I volunteer in the hematology/oncology department at Shands Hospital and just completed training as a First Responder. The Upper Keys Rotary and Key Largo Rotary made such an impact on my life in high school and continues to do so. I could never thank you enough for all of the support youve given me, and I hope to make you all proud! I am currently in my final semester at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and waiting to hear from the law schools I hope to attend in the fall. My undergraduate degreeis in Political Science with a minor in sociology. I have a 3.28 GPA. The Rotary Club was gracious enough to offer financial assistance to help me obtain my bachelors degree. I appreciate everything they have done and am proud to show that their scholarships to me have been well invested. Thank you.Thank you again to all of the Upper Keys Rotary. The support I received from you has been so incredibly helpful over the last three years. 2C FEBRUARY 17/18 2012 | FFK www.KeysNet.com|TheReporter| The Keynoter Home Wind Flood Auto Motorcycle Boat Life Health Long-term Disability Umbrella You name it, We got it If you dont know insurance, come get to know us!Key Largo 451-4788 | Key West 294-4788 | Big Pine 872-4788102481 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037 WWW.TMIGFLA.COM MARATHON PROPTECINC. Machine Shop Services New Propeller Sales Marine Propeller Repair/Inboard & Outboard Shafts Struts & Rudders New Repair24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICENext Day Delivery Available FREE Pick Up & Delivery(305) 743-4004 210B 20th Street Marathon NEWLOCATION UNDERWATERSERVICES USED PROPS Scholarship recipients eagerly give thanksOur vendors and our visitors have the sincere thanks of students in the Keys. We asked a few of those students to send in photo s and to tell us what theyre doing since receiving scholarship money from the Upper Keys Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market. Heres what some had to say: ANNAHOLMBRAKER I am a sophomore at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., where I am double majoring in Nursing and Political Science with the goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I am very involved in campus activities including APO, Wesley Fellowship, and several volunteer organizations. I love Emory, and I would not be here without the support of the Upper Keys Rotary.Thank you! ALICIA JENSEN JENNIFERSUBIC LAURENSANCHEZ MARENALAUFLE KATIEHUMELSINE BEN SOL IGNACIO MATTHARDEE I am double majoring in Anthropology and Communication. I am not 100 percent sure about what I want to do in the future, but I am confident that studying what I love will put me on the path to success. I have joined the Rotaract Club, and I am also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I miss home, but I couldnt be happier with my choice to attend the University of South Florida. Im sincerely grateful for the assistance I received from Rotary. ASHLEYAUTLET I am currently in my last semester at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. I am majoring in Elementary Education, and in January, I will start the education program at Saint Leo University. I am extremely excited that in two more years I will be a certified teacher. I am aiming to teach second grade, but as I have begun this process, I have learned that I love so many different things in every grade, so only time will tell. I am so thankful from the bottom of my heart to the Upper Key Rotary Scholarship, because without their generous donations throughout the past few years, I would not have been able to chase my dream! I am currently a sophomore at Florida Atlantic University. I just received a Resident Assistant position for a freshman hall. I am double majoring in Public Management and Urban Design. I love being an OWL! Thank you, Rotary for your help along the way! With Rotarys help, Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. has become a second home! I plan on majoring in Mathematics, and have a wide range of possibilities for a minor. Its been a challenge to keep my grades up, but I have all As so far. Ive been participating in extra curricular groups such as Volunteer Emory, Students for Free Tibet, and Outdoor Emory. I love the changing colors of the leaves, but I miss the ocean as my backyard and cant wait to visit home! After graduation from the Cordon Bleu in 2011, I became a Chef at the Inn at Perrys Cabin in St. Michaels Island, Md. This winter I return home to the Keys to be a guest Chef at Pierres Restaurant in Islamorada. I am grateful for the opportunity the Rotary provided in helping me achieve my dreams. MICHELEBONI ANNABELLEBRICKER RYANBUSH SHELBY GENTES
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TheReporter| The Keynoter| www.KeysNet.com FFK | FEBRUARY 17/18 2012 5C BY FRANK SARGEANT TAMPA TRIBUNEThe Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission last week bent to pressure from the federal regulators with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and agreed to match state gag grouper closures to those set by the council, with a shutdown from Nov. 1 to June 30 yearly, a move the feds believe is necessary to restore the breeding stock of large adults in offshore waters. The council and National Marine Fisheries Service officials had earlier hinted that they would tighten the rules in federal waters even farther if Florida did not agree to the current rules. Since the vast majority of gags are caught in federal waters, more than 9 nautical miles from shore, the threat was highly effective. However, FWC members also authorized chairman Kathy Barco and executive director Nick Wiley to issue an executive order opening gag season in state waters off Taylor, Jefferson, Wakulla and Franklin counties, including Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, for an AprilMay-June season, as a tradeout for opening the July-August-SeptemberOctober season elsewhere in the Gulf. The Big Bend area has a noted shallow-water grouper fishery inside the 9-mile limit at depths from 8 to 30 feet, and local charter skippers, marinas and bait shops make an important part of their annual income from the spring bite. The ruling, if put into effect, will open these waters during prime time. Elsewhere, anglers will have to deal with fishing during mid-summer when fish are far offshore and the bite is slow as well as the threat of hurricane season. Some anglers say the rule will be the death of recreational reef fishing along most of west Florida. Gag grouper harvest has been closed in the Gulf since Nov. 16 of last year. Formerly, the season was closed only during the spawn, from Jan. 1 to March 31, with nine months of open season. The new regulations will cut the open season more than 50 percent, a move that federal regulators say should allow stocks to recover. Though small gags are abundant, federal scientists say numbers of adult males, which convert from females at about age 10, are extremely low on the offshore reefs, endangering the spawning cycle if more fish are not allowed to reach full maturity. The bag limit is two gags daily of 22 inches or more as part of a four grouper limit in the Gulf. For more, visit myfwc.com. While keeping gag grouper wont be legal in state waters this spring, catching and releasing them is allowed, and with the early warm-up, its likely that the on-therocks action that occurs from Hernando Beach north to Crystal River will kick in early this year. Each spring, gags move onto the many rock piles on this part of the coast, sometimes in water just 8 feet deep. Anglers catch them on large crankbaits and even on noisy topwater plugs, a real rarity with this bottom species. Experts like captain Mike Locklear of Homosassa use heavy spinning tackle and 50to 80-pound braided line to control the powerful fish, which are likely to dive into the rocks and break off the line if not pulled clear immediately. Considerable chart study is advisable before you try this tactic, because its possible in this area to be motoring along five miles from the nearest shoreline and suddenly run up on a rock the size of a couch thats barely a foot under the surface. The rocks not only hold gags, but sometimes cobia and large mangrove snapper, as well. Cobia hit the plugs, but the snapper usually want live shrimp, so take an assortment of baits. The nice thing about this sort of catch-and-release fishing is that the gags always survive thanks to the shallow water. When cranked up from the depths, they often die of a fishy version of the bends, but those caught at depths under 30 feet rarely have issues if not deeply hooked. Catch-and-release fishing can also be very good in Tampa Bay during in spring, for those who troll the edges of the shipping channels with large plugs behind downriggers. Experts like Vance Tice advise suspending the lure up to 50 feet behind the rigger ball, and trolling just a bit faster than walking speed. The fish typically hang on the shoulder of the ditch, which averages around 42 feet deep the shoulder is nearer to 20, making a steep, often rocky ledge for the grouper to hide in. This tactic is noted for turning up the occasional bull redfish and large cobia, as well, and while the oversized reds are off limits, you can invite the cobia home for dinner while you wait for that distant summer gag season to arrive. Rotary is serving BREAKFAST both days: All You Can Eat for $5.305-712-181817TH ANNUAL F EB 25 & 26 S AT 8 AM 5 PM S UN 9 AM 3 PM F EB 25 & 26 S AT 8 AM 5 PM S UN 9 AM 3 PM 2012 $5 Contribution to the Scholarship Fund Kids 17 and Under Free INSURANCEAGENCY, INC. SPONSORED BY CAPITAL BANK OF THE KEYSENTENNIAL BANKFIRST STATE BANKLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVELAW OFFICES: HERSHOFF, LUPINO & YAGEL, L.L.P. ISLAMORADA BOAT CENTERARINERS HOSPITALDAVID MASSEY SURVEYINGEDDY ICE TR JONES & COHE MIXEOLIA FREE SHUTTLE FROM CORAL SHORES HIGH SCHOOL MM 90 New gag grouperrules approved An angler in the Keys holds a large gag grouper. The state fishery for the popular species will now be closed from Nov. 1 to June 30, which matches rules for federal waters. (Reporter file photo)BY REEF STAFFThe 2012 monthly lionfish collection contest is off to a great start! REEF, with the support of local businesses, is awarding both groups (shops, clubs, teams) and individuals who turn in the most lionfish each month. This fun competition encourages ongoing removal of lionfish year-round. Lionfish can be turned in at REEF throughout the month, with scores tallied the first week of the following month. Participants are eligible for giveaway drawings even if they do not win the monthly contest. Winners and sponsors gain recognition throughout the community and in REEF promotional materials. Congratulations to Cate Kelliher for winning the individual category for January and Quiescence Dive Services for the group category. A special thanks also goes out to The Buzzards Roost Restaurant at Garden Cove Marina for donating Januarys prizes. To enter the contest, simply bring your lionfish in to REEF (mile marker 98.3) during business hours (M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in a ziplock bag with collection information (location, date, name, etc). For more information or to donate prizes email REEF at REEFHQ@REEF.org, visit www.REEF.org, or call (305) 852-0030.Lionfish catching contest helps eliminate invasive threat Lionfish are becoming a destructive invasive species here in the Keys, and even environmentalists are encouraging their capture. (File photo)
6C FEBRUARY 17/18 2012 | FFK www.KeysNet.com|TheReporter| The Keynoter Factory Direct Pricing Free Estimates Custom Built Boat Lifts Elevators Cradles Jet Ski Lifts Catwalks Boarding Platforms Davits Parts Mooring Whips Dock and Deck Construction Pilings Installation Sunbrella Furniture for Dock or Boat Lighting Power Stations Fenders 56 YEARS OF BOAT LIFT EXPERIENCE SALES SERVICE REPAIRS INSTALLATIONS THE FINEST LIFTS IN THE INDUSTRYCGC 15132612 R e t a i l S t o r e s t o S e r v e Y o uKey Largo,MM 103 Bayside M-W-F 1:30 pm 5 pm Tavernier,MM 88 Oceanside Monday-Friday 8 am 5 pm305-853-9400Sales@neptuneatlanticboatlifts.com Visit us at the Nautical Flea Market Booths 38-40 What is a patch reef? This is a question I commonly get each year from many clients who contact me by phone with the request of just catching fish. I tell them that patch reef fishing is more like catching rather than fishing, and the most desired specie to catch are hogfish. A patch reef is an isolated mini-reef sometimes round or oval in shape most often no bigger than a car, or they can be up to several miles long. They are found at varying distances from the shoreline and are separated by seagrass beds or large areas of sand. John Pennekamp State Park found off Key Largo encompasses the largest number of these shallow water patch reefs found anywhere in the Florida Keys. Since spear fishing is illegal in Pennekamp waters, there is a huge abundance of hogfish and other desirable species to target. Hogfish are a funny looking fish that are easily identifiable with their rooster like top fins and elongated snout. Known as an excellent eating fish, they are sought by most anglers fishing the patches. There is a common misconception out there concerning hogfish. Most people believe that spearing them is the only way to catch them. This is not the case; there are many different techniques to catching hogfish most of which do not involve entering the water. First I like to locate a patch reef that is surrounded by lots of seagrass far away from any other structure. Once located the next step is very important, anchoring in the right position. You never want to be right on top of the patch. The ideal spot for your boat is just off the main structure, with in casting range of the edge of the patch. As you fish a spot, the wind and tide may reposition your vessel over time causing you to have to reanchor. I myself have had days where I had to reanchor multiple times in order to be in the optimum position. The next decision is if you want to chum or not to chum. Chumming is a great way to turn the fish on but it has its drawbacks as well. For instance chumming sometimes brings out all the undesirable species chubs, small grunts, and assorted reef fish. This can make it hard to get a bait to the tasty hogfish you are trying to target. When I fish a patch that I know well, I prefer not to chum, dropping baits around the edges of the structure. On the calm days, I also sight fish a patch. Yes! With a good pair of sunglasses and a keen eye you can scan the bottom for particular species like hogfish and drop baits to them. I have been able to do this on calm days in depths of up to 40 feet with good visibility. A hogfishs diet consists of mainly crustaceans and mollusks found living on the patch reefs. My personnel favorite bait is live or fresh dead shrimp. Now I have used frozen shrimp, squid, and small crabs with success, but if I have a choice it is live shrimp. The hooks I use are Owner Mutu light circle hooks sizes 1/0 or 2/0, depending on the size of the bait I have. Circle hooks are self-setting and hold a lot better than traditional hooks. Plus I find that my clients enjoy just sitting back and not having to worry about when to set the hook. Those hooks tied to 2030-pound fluorocarbon leader with just enough weight to get you to the bottom either on a knocker rig or with crimped on split shot weights, will do the job. Those of you who know me, know that to me, fishing is more than just a game it is a way of life. So fish hard and fish often.Capt. Mike Makowski is a backcountry fishing guide and owner of Blackfoot Charters in Key Largo. His column appears biweekly. To send him fishing reports or photos, e-mail email@example.com or call (305) 481-0111. MIKE MAKOWSKI Bobby Smipkins and Pat Makowski hold a 25-inch hogfish. (Photos by Mike Makowski) Top, Pat Makowski of Miami holds one of seven hogfish she caught on an afternoon trip with her son, Capt. Mike Makowski. (Photos by Mike Makowski)FISHING IN THE UPPER KEYSThe hogs of the patches, and how to catch them A patch reef is an isolated mini-reef sometimes round or oval in shape,most often no bigger than a car,or they can be up to several miles long.
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Catch n release data shows circle hooks help speciesBY KEN NEILL USA REPRESENTATIVE IGFA Advances in technology have enabled us to do many things faster, easier, and better. Impossible becomes possible and we can answer more questions than ever before. This is very true in the field of fisheries science. John Graves, at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is using advanced technology to answer questions very important to sport fishermen. One tool he is using is the pop-up satellite tag (PSAT). PSATs are attached to fish, collect data for a preprogrammed amount of time, and then release from the fish. The tag floats to the surface and transmits the stored data to a satellite. Marlin are highly prized sport fish. Populations are greatly depressed and the primary source of mortality is pelagic longline gear used to catch swordfish and tuna. Efforts were made to encourage the international longline fleets to release Atlantic marlin which were still alive when their gear was hauled back. The United States longline boats already release all bycatch of marlin and sailfish. The international community resisted with the reason that there was not enough evidence that released marlin would survive.Pop-Up Satellite TagIn an earlier study, Dr. Graves had used PSATs to show that blue marlin will survive the catch-andrelease experience on recreational tackle. It was time to join the longline fleet. Blue marlin, which were alive on haul back, were fitted with PSATS and released. Both fiveand 30day tags were used. At the appointed times, seven tags released and transmitted their data. All seven blue marlin survived. That was very good news, but what about white marlin? A similar study was conducted with white marlin caught on longline gear. Nineteen PSATs reported. Seventeen of the white marlin lived while two fish did not survive for an 89.5 percent successful release rate. The results of these studies had an immediate impact. An international agreement was signed to release all live Atlantic marlin caught on longline gear. A more recent study looked at sailfish caught on longline gear. Again, it was shown that live sailfish have a very good chance of survival if they are released from longline gear. Sailfish had an 88.2 percent survival rate. The results from this study have not led to an agreement from the international community to release longline-caught sailfish. At least, not yet.White MarlinThe main impetus for these studies was the very depressed state of white marlin stocks. White marlin had reached a point where very serious consideration was being given to listing them under the Endangered Species Act. The longline studies had shown that simply letting these fish go would have a positive impact on by-catch mortality. The white marlin is a very popular recreational fish. The vast majority of these fish are released but how many live? Many anglers targeting white marlin will troll small, bare (naked), natural baits (ballyhoo) rigged on J-hooks. When the marlin hits the bait, the reel is put in free-spool to allow the bait to drop back so that the fish has a chance to eat the bait prior to putting the reel in gear to hook the fish. Graves placed PSATs in 20 white marlin caught on J-hooks and in 20 white marlin caught on circle hooks. The results were dramatic. All of the fish caught on circle hooks survived. Thirty-five percent of the white marlin caught on J-hooks died after release. Again this study caused regulatory changes to try and help white marlin stocks and to keep them off the Endangered Species List. The United States required anglers to use nonoffset circle hooks while fishing in marlin tournaments with natural baits. The white marlin study was expanded to look at different types of circle hooks. Conventional, widegap, and offset circle hooks were compared. The PSAT data showed that it just did not matter. All of the circle hooks performed very well at eliminating post-release mortality. Eighty white marlin were tagged in this study. Many more were caught on the various hooks, observed for hook placement, any bleeding, and released. A large number of white marlin were caught on both J and circle hooks. Success with the various circle hooks will vary with how the angler attaches leader to the hook and the different techniques to rig ballyhoo. Just a little change can make a big difference. Blue MarlinThe United States circle hook rule also affected blue marlin tournament anglers. Some of the favorite blue marlin baits consists of a large natural bait, horse ballyhoo or Spanish mackerel, rigged on a J-hook and pulled behind a lure like some kind of chugger or an Ilander-type bait. Anglers complained that they were not catching white marlin with these baits and that they were not hurting the blue marlin. An ambitious study was undertaken to find out. Sixty blue marlin were fitted with PSATs. Half of the fish were caught on circle hooks. The other half were caught on some type of natural bait/lure/J-hook combination. The results have not been published yet but the short story is, blue marlin are not white marlin. Blue marlin survive the catch and release experience very well regardless of the hook type. It remains to be seen if this new information will lead to a modification in the circle hook regulation.Not Just Survival PSATs record detailed information about the fishs surroundings over time. The white marlin study showed that these fish are not just surface dwellers. They spend much of their time diving into the deep searching for food. These dives may be over 100 fathoms down. White marlin will spend about half of their time in the top 33 feet of the water column. Much of this surface time may be used to warm their core temperature in preparation for the next dive. Average distance traveled (as the bird flies) was 15 nautical miles per day with a maximum distance of 63 nautical miles in a day. White marlin spend about 85 percent of their time in water from 75 to 84 degrees.Going CoastalThese satellite tags are large and expensive. PSATs have been used to study large, pelagic fish. A new generation of these tags are significantly smaller which opens up the possibility of using this technology to study some of the coastal fish. Editors Note: Ken Neill wrote this article about research findings partially funded by the International Game Fish Association, which is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. 8C FEBRUARY 17/18 2012 | FFK www.KeysNet.com|TheReporter| The Keynoter STRANDED ON THE WATER? 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TheReporter| The Keynoter| www.KeysNet.com FFK | FEBRUARY 17/18 2012 9C Fishermens group helps fund coral restoration workThe Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association (FKCFA) is contributing expertise and money to the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF), a 501 c (3) nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs. CRF is the continuation of a successful staghorn coral nursery and transplantation program initiated by Ken Nedimyer in the Florida Keys. Its an outgrowth of the former Keys Marine Conservancy. The restoration foundations primary projects include: Development and enhancement of Elkhorn and Staghorn coral nurseries (Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis, both of which are federally listed as Threatened Species) Restoration of damaged reef areas by transplanting nursery reared corals Restoration of degraded coral reef sites by transplantation of nursery reared corals Transplantation of long-spined sea-urchins (Diadema antillarum) to enhance coral health and success of coral transplantation Education programs for students and the general public on coral health, nursery and transplantation issues Hands on opportunities for divers and students to engage in coral restoration activities Sharing of knowledge and techniques with other agencies and organizations in efforts to successfully build partnership projects It its very important that FKCFA decided to sign on as a supporter of CRFs work; it shows the public that the commercial fishing industry wants to be part of the solution, Nedimyer said. Jeff Cramer, a commercial stone crab and lobster fisherman said he has concerns about the wide variety of reef-users and their cumulative impact on reef ecosystems. All natural resources are impacted by a variety of different industries. The impact commercial fishing has on coral reef ecosystems is minimal in comparison to the effects of nutrient rich stormwater run-off and sewage outfalls. Everyone that interacts with the reef has to address their impact. Doug Gregory, a Sea Grant agent from the University of Florida: It is important for the commercial fishing industry to commit to finding sustainable solutions by addressing their share of impacts. Some of the problems facing coral reefs include: Warming seas and coral bleaching Rapidly rising seas Ocean acidification More powerful, more frequent storms Coral diseases Water pollution Coastal development Boat groundings Anchor damage Diver and swimmer impacts The commercial fishing industry in the Florida Keys is actively addressing its impact on coral reef ecosystems by addressing overfishing and gear impacts, Bill Kelly, executive director of the commercial fishing association, said. Some of the solutions include, promoting Best Fishing Practices, researching potential area closures to preserve habitats of particular concern and alternative gear types. The FKCFA/CRF partnership is an opportunity that will bring a greater awareness to the importance of essential fish habitat and the coral reef ecosystem, sponsors said. For more information, visit: www.fkcfa.org or www.coralrestoration.org. BY SUSAN COCKINGscocking@miamiherald.comCaptain Jimmy Rhodes has been fishing the backcountry rivers, creeks and bays of Everglades National Park since the 1950s. And Rhodes has been guiding anglers to quality fish in those waters since earning his U.S. Coast Guard captains license in the mid-1980s. But hes not really that keen on catchand-release gamefishing. I like to have a mission, the former U.S. Army combat helicopter pilot said. I like to catch fish to eat. And apparently so do his long-time customers, friends and grandchildren. Sure, hell hunt for snook and tarpon if somebody really wants to. But snook season has been closed in the Everglades and Gulf coast since the deep freeze of 2010, and nobody eats tarpon. So Rhodes prefers to look for grouper, snapper, tripletail, sheepshead, pompano and other tasty edibles. Fishing out of a 20-foot Scout runabout with a 200horsepower outboard and a small kicker motor, the Homestead native is intimately familiar with the delicate nuances of tide and wind in the tricky backwaters of Flamingo. Most people wouldnt think this is a Flamingo boat, he said with a laugh. Indeed, most anglers wary of the parks hidden mud flats, shifting sandbars and howling winds that can blow all the water out of a shallow bay when its supposed to be high tide prefer to fish out of small, skinny-water skiffs. But Rhodes and his customers like to be able to move about the boat without bumping into each other, and theres plenty of space for seating, coolers and extra rods and reels. On a windy morning in December, Rhodes and a guest set out from Flamingos backcountry ramp on Buttonwood Canal and headed north through Whitewater Bay into Oyster Bay. Anchored near a mangrove shoreline on the outgoing tide, they caught and released numerous mangrove snapper using jig heads tipped with shrimp. Eight of the snapper were large enough to keep, and Rhodes put them in the ice chest. When the snapper bite slowed, he relocated to Shark River, anchoring smack in the middle of the rapidly flowing watercourse. Theres a trench here, he explained. Rhodes cut up a few ladyfish into chunks and put them on a circle hook on a heavy conventional bottom rod. Sitting in a holder in the gunwales, the rod bounced and then the tip bent over. Rhodes grabbed it and began to reel, but whatever had eaten the bait had lodged itself in the bottom, refusing to budge. Eventually, Rhodes broke the line and re-rigged the rod with fresh ladyfish pieces. This time, when the rod bent, his companion was able to reel up a legal-sized gag grouper. Both were elated, especially because grouper season wasnt yet closed. (The closure runs from Jan. 1 through April 30.) Rhodes re-baited the rod and handed it to his companion. No sooner had she grasped it when it jerked sharply and bent over. When she turned the reel handle, the line wouldnt move; she was rocked up once again. The captain took the rod and opened the lever on the reel so that slack line paid out. He waited a few seconds, then quickly reeled up the slack. Miraculously, the fish came away from the bottom, and Rhodes angler was able to wrestle it up to the boat a 12pound gag much larger than the first. Both knew some excellent dining options were in the near future. With a limit of gags, Rhodes pulled up the anchor to look for some more snapper or some other food fish. Anchoring in a nearby creek, they caught a small permit and two keepersized sheepshead on shrimp-tipped jigs. All these places we fished today have been fished for a long time, Rhodes said. They go and come. Youll go and tear them up, but the next time that wont be the case. The best part about fishing Flamingo, he said, is that there is always something to catch, some lee to get out of the wind, and except on weekends little human interaction. If it gets crowded, you can move over somewhere by yourself, he said. Theres a world of things for people to do in the park with any kind of boat. You could spend a lifetime in the creeks and the cuts and never see it all. Spoken by a fisherman who really knows. Captain Jimmy Rhodes holds up a gag grouper caught in December by one of his charter customers in Flamingo. (Photo by Susan Cocking/Miami Herald)Flamingo backwaters offer tasty dining optionsCORAL RESTORATION Coral transplant work expands beyond Upper Keys Restoration efforts include taking cuttings from healthy corals for transplanting. One-year after transplanting, coral bud is anchored to base and growing.
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