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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MARCH 21,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.23 25 CENTS Destinyreplacement Key West wont lose any passenger fees even though the Carnival cruise ship Destinyis going out of service next February.Story, 7A Inghamstaying put Whatever the future holds for the Truman Waterfront in Key West,itll include the InghamCoast Guard museum.Story, 2A The annual St.Patricks Day pub crawl based at the Finnegans Wake bar on Grinnell Street in Key West drew scores of people even teams such as the Big Pine Key Drinking Team. Proceeds benefited the Boys and Girls Club of the Keys Area.St.Pats was celebrated all over the Keys,including a parade in Key Colony Beach.For many more community photos,go to www.KeysNet.com/photos.Keynoter photos by DAVID CHESNETCELEBRATING THE GREENFerro jury returns todayThe six-person Key West jury empanelled to decide if Nicholas Ferro, 25, is guilty of second-degree murder was sent home for the night Tuesday after eight hours of deliberation.Ferro, of Hollywood in Broward County, is accused of stabbing to death Key West native Marquese Butler on Oct. 31, 2009, during the annual Fantasy Fest.Closing arguments from both sides, conducted over three hours Monday morning, reiterated the respective prosecution and defense theories of the case: That Ferro killed Butler in cold blood, and that Butler was part of a large mob beating up Ferro friend Jorge Averoff when Ferro got involved, stabbing Butler in self defense.Jurors on Monday afternoon asked Chief Circuit Court Judge David Audlin for transcripts of Ferros courtroom testimony 146 pages.Audlin directed them to rely on their collective memories and if that didnt work, to narrow down their request. Tuesday morning, jurors amended their request, asking only for Ferros testimony about where on the body he stabbed Butler. Audlin allowed that. In her closing statement, prosecutor Breezye Telfair drew words from Ferros own testimony about Butler: If it wasnt him, it wouldve been someone else. Those are the words from this defendant about Marquese Butler. Those words indicate ill will not just for Marquese Butler but for anyone who was not a part of the defendants group of friends. Ferro is charged with second-degree murder; to prove it, prosecutors have to convince jurors the defendant committed the act with ill will, hatred and evil intent.After two days of deliberations, panel couldnt decide in murder caseBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS FERRO Two charged with stealing biofuel oilAn effort to collect used cooking oil from Upper Keys restaurants ended in the predawn arrests of two Miami men Tuesday. Charges against the defendants Pedro Gonzalez, 35, and Eduardo Vega, 43 include multiple counts of burglary and grand theft, according to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. A large tanker truck with markings from Avila Environmental Corp. of Miami was seized for possible forfeiture. Used cooking oil can be converted into biofuel. With the price of diesel and regular gasoline rising, commercial firms are now vying to collect greasy restaurant waste at no charge or even paying for the privilege. Thefts from collection containers outside businesses are common, according to numerous news accounts. Its getting vicious, said Jeff Lillie, founder and owner of Marathon BioDiesel in the Middle Keys. Its a messy thing to steal. I guess if theres a buck to be made, people will do it.Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Tuesdays arrests were made after private investigators working for Tallowmasters, a Miami collection and processing company, reported the firm was losing waste cooking oil from its containers.The investigators said while doing surveillance, they saw men in a tanker truck removing oil from Tallowmasters containers at Key Largo restaurants the Fish House, D-Hookers and McDonalds. Holes were drilled into the locked containers in an attempt toUsed cooking grease converts pretty easilyUPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSentencing set for Sawyer todayNorma Jean Sawyer, convicted last month of skimming thousands of dollars in public money in her role as executive director of a nonprofit Key West housing agency, faces sentencing at 8:45 a.m. this morning at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West.On Feb. 16, a six-person jury convicted Sawyer, 60, of felony scheme to defraud in excess of $50,000; Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones, presiding in Courtroom B, could sentence her to anything from probation to 30 years in prison.Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson said his sentencing recommendation would include a combination of incarceration, probation and restitution. Wilson convinced jurors that Sawyer, in her capacity as executive director of the now-defunct Bahama Conch Community Land Trust, misappropriated state taxpayer money meant to construct housing for homeless people to her personal use. The $712,000 grant originated with the state Department of Children and Families, and was passed to the Land Trust by the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, the grant administrator; it was intended to refit part of the Land Trusts office at 307 Julia St.Former nonprofit chief convicted of fraud schemeIN THE COURTSKeynoter StaffJara: Expect FCATscores to fallMonroe County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara is bracing for a dip in student standardized test scores based on more rigorous standards on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Last week, Jara circulated a letter Keyswide noting there is a great concern that many Florida and Monroe County students will not be successful on the FCAT2.0, the name given to the new tests.I just wanted the public to know, Jara told the Keynoter, its not because of something thats happening in the classrooms or that the teachers are doing worse. The standards are up and the bar was raised. Jara said the effect of harder test questions would have the greatest impact on students who have consistently scored a 3 (out of a possible 5), which is the lowest passing grade.If you get a student that has had a 3 for multiple years, now theyll likely get a 2, which requires a retake of the applicable class and the test.Over the spring semester, students will take the FCAT 2.0 in reading, math and science. Students in grades three through 10 will take the reading test; grades three through eight will take math; and grades five to eight will take science. In his letter, Jara outlined the likely effects: More stu-State imposes more rigorous test standardsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSSee FCAT,3ASee Oil,3ASee Ferro,3A Wanted: More victoriesA tough season continues for the baseball Conchs of Key West,with two more added to the loss column. Story, 1BFishing the Florida KeysThe sailfish are on the move to spawn so the bite slows, but dolphin and wahoo are going pretty strong. Captains column, 1B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,March 21,2012PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8575 THURS.8573 FRI.8473 SAT.8473 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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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 BRIEFSLearn to monitor the Keys night skyAt 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Elizabeth Moore, a volunteer NASAsolar-system educator, will give an interactive presentation on how the night sky affects people, animals and plants. The session is at St. Columba Episcopal Church, on 52nd Street in Marathon behind the Panda House restaurant. Moore will explain what you can do to participate as a citizen scientist to monitor the condition of the night sky in the Florida Keys. Prior to that, at 7 p.m., Neil Schoenfeld will conduct a tour of St. Columbas butterfly garden. WKYZ 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 Tropical Springs Realty 103100 Overseas Hwy #51, Key Largo, FL 33037 5 5 CountyReal EstateTeamTheDonna Steele 305.453.1770 Sherry Fell 954.554.0770 PARADISE AWAITS! WALKTOTHE BAY!2 LOTS!100X129. X Flood Zone. Tier 3. Divided into 2 lots. Homeowners park and boatramp. Across from KL elementary. Priced to sell at $50,000. ATTENTION MEDICAID RECIPIENTSNOW PAYING FOR PARTIALS & COMPLETE DENTURES! Some restrictions apply. Advertising prices indicated are for basic dental work. Treatment may vary by individual patient. 1 HourZOOM! $295 COMPREHENSIVE EXAM 00150 $99 00274Bitewing X-Ray 01110 Cleaning & Teeth Whitening System Happy Leap Year! All insurances, discount plans, adult & children Medicaid NOW ACCEPTED! Ultimate Dental Care, Inc. BOYCE,JRJohnJamesBoyce,Jr. (Jack)passedawayTuesday, March6,2012inMariners Hospital,Tavernier,Florida. Jackwasbornin Middletown,NewYorkonApril 19,1924.In1969,Jackandhis wifeBettevisitedKeyLargo, Florida;theylovedthefishing andwarmweatherandsettled there.Hewillberemembered inhisearlyyearsbyservinghis countryintheNavy,motorcycle travelsacrossthecountry, beingagentlemanfarmer, andbuildinguptheBoyce ExcavatingCompany.After retirement,youwouldfindhim fishing,oronthebicyclepathall overKeyLargovisitinghis favoritecoffeeshops. Heispredeceasedbyhis wifeandloveofhislife,Bette, andissurvivedbyhissix children:sons,GarrySr.and hiswifeJeanneofCharleston, SouthCarolina;Michaeland hiswifeDebbie;NeilRichard; andJohnIIIandhiswifeConnie allofKeyLargo;twodaughters, MicheleHoranofHowells,New York;andLisaEagerandher husbandGeorgeofWilliston, Florida;Ninegrandchildren andeightgreat-grandchildren willcontinuetocarryonthe Boycetraditionspasseddown fromtheirPepere. Serviceswillbeheldata laterdateattheconvenienceof thefamily. A AHARNETTLynnHarnett died peacefullyatherwinterhomein Marathon,FloridaonMarch15, 2012,ofcancer,surroundedby familyandfriends.Lynn PatriciaHarnettwasbornSept 27,1950,inBrooklyn,NY,to DeborahMcMahonHarnett andRobertFrederickHarnett. LynnwasbroughtupinEast Meadow,LongIslandand graduatedfromSUNYOneonta withadegreeinliteratureinthe springof1972.Byearlyautumn ofthatsameyearshewas workingasfull-timeeditorand photojournalist.Herlongcareer includedstintsasAssistant EditorforBusinessDigest, EditorofNewHampshire Profiles,andEditorand co-founderofKidwriters Monthly,anewspaper supplementforyoungwriters andartists.Intheearly90sshe leftherpositionasArts& EntertainmentEditorofthe PortlandPressHeraldtowrite novelsforyoungreaders, publishingtenbookswith Scholastic,Inc.Sheandher husbandarelongtime residentsofMarathon,where Lynnlovedtoswim,kayak,and birdwatch.Sheleavesher husbandof31years,Rodman PhilbrickofKittery,Maineand Marathon,Florida,three brothers,MichaelHarnettand spouseRozofEastham,MA, SeanHarnettandspouse MargaretofPenfield,NY,and BrianHarnettandspouseJoan ofKerhonkson,NY,her belovedmother-in-lawJane Philbrick,ofWells,Me,her brothers-in-lawPhilipPhilbrick, JonathanPhilbrick,andMark Philbrick,niecesKateHarnett, MoiraHarnett,andLauren Harnett,niecesErinVanCott, GillianGraham,Liza Greenwood,CassiePhilbrick, MirandaHarrod,Molly Philbrick,AnniePhilbrick,and nephewsPeterPhilbrick, NathanielPhilbrick,andIan Vittorioso. Inlieuofflowers, contributionscanbemadeto FirstBook.org AAHARNETTLynnHarnett died peacefullyatherwinterhomein Marathon,FloridaonMarch15, 2012,ofcancer,surroundedby familyandfriends.Lynn PatriciaHarnettwasbornSept 27,1950,inBrooklyn,NY,to DeborahMcMahonHarnett andRobertFrederickHarnett. LynnwasbroughtupinEast Meadow,LongIslandand graduatedfromSUNYOneonta withadegreeinliteratureinthe springof1972.Byearlyautumn ofthatsameyearshewas workingasfull-timeeditorand photojournalist.Herlongcareer includedstintsasAssistant EditorforBusinessDigest, EditorofNewHampshire Profiles,andEditorand co-founderofKidwriters Monthly,anewspaper supplementforyoungwriters andartists.Intheearly90sshe leftherpositionasArts& EntertainmentEditorofthe PortlandPressHeraldtowrite novelsforyoungreaders, publishingtenbookswith Scholastic,Inc.Sheandher husbandarelongtime residentsofMarathon,where Lynnlovedtoswim,kayak,and birdwatch.Sheleavesher husbandof31years,Rodman PhilbrickofKittery,Maineand Marathon,Florida,three brothers,MichaelHarnettand spouseRozofEastham,MA, SeanHarnettandspouse MargaretofPenfield,NY,and BrianHarnettandspouseJoan ofKerhonkson,NY,her belovedmother-in-lawJane Philbrick,ofWells,Me,her brothers-in-lawPhilipPhilbrick, JonathanPhilbrick,andMark Philbrick,niecesKateHarnett, MoiraHarnett,andLauren Harnett,niecesErinVanCott, GillianGraham,Liza Greenwood,CassiePhilbrick, MirandaHarrod,Molly Philbrick,AnniePhilbrick,and nephewsPeterPhilbrick, NathanielPhilbrick,andIan Vittorioso. Inlieuofflowers, contributionscanbemadeto FirstBook.org TAYLORCrystalTaylor, age49, passedawayunexpectedlyon March15,2012.Noservices areplannedatthistime. Boards: Inghamstaying putTwo Key West advisory boards, meeting jointly Tuesday night, decided that whatever the future Truman Waterfront park looks like, it will include the historic U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham Also agreed to by the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board and Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee is that the Police Athletic League building, a former U.S. Navy mess hall that currently houses a boxing ring, gym and facilities for the Police Departments mounted patrol unit, will be torn down and replaced with a new building to house a community center.The concept of the community center has been on the table for more than a decade, but until recently there was no decision on whether the PALbuilding would be rehabilitated or a new structure would replace it.With the advisory boards approvals, the Key West City Commission will now weigh in, then its direction will be incorporated into construction documents, according to City Planner Don Craig. On the PALbuilding, Craig said: Significant changes ... would have to be made. From an investment of community resources, it would be best to demolish it and rebuild a purpose-driven community center. Since 2009, the 327-foot Ingham officially the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark has been berthed along the East Quay Wall and open to visitors. The city is in lease negotiations with the Meisel Spottswood Marina Management Co. to develop a marina in the same space. Bill Spottswood said that if the Ingham were to stay put or be included as part of the planned marina, it would occupy valuable lineal footage that could otherwise be used to house paying customers, meaning the Inghams presence would detract from the marina and, subsequently, city coffers. Bill Verge, the Ingham operator and a former city commissioner, asked advisory board members to choose between preserving history or potentially making a little more money. Are we strictly going to go for dollars? Verge asked. How many boats we can cram down there, or do we go for some history?He noted that in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift, which saw more than 125,000 Cuban nationals leave the communist island for freedom in South Florida, the then-active Ingham offloaded thousands of refugees in roughly the same spot shes sitting in now.Bob Kelly, a former member of the Waterfront Board, expressed his concern that as more time passes, the park design less and less resembles the open green space community members have pushed for since the late 1990s. Parks, in most rational places, are just parks, he said. It keeps shrinking and shrinking. I see it disappearing. I think this is going to be my swan song for having anything to do with this anymore. The U.S. Navy gave the 33-acre waterfront to the city in 2002 as an economic development conveyance, part of a larger base reuse and closure process.Development of Truman park may have it movedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTWoman attacked in Middle Keys homePolice are looking for the publics help in finding whoever broke into a Marathon womans apartment early Sunday morning and attacked her. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says that about 3 a.m., the 51st Street bayside resident woke up to find a man standing over her holding a pillow. She said she screamed; he threw the pillow down, then grabbed her arms and slammed her head into the wall beside her bed. She said she continued screaming and he fled. A neighbor told deputies he heard the screams, looked outside and saw a man outside, moving quickly toward the street. He said he yelled at him, then went to help the victim. When Deputy Jeffrey Deluca arrived, he found the woman bleeding from the back of the head. He called for an ambulance.Detectives Bobby Burkett and John Underwood responded to further investigate the incident.Anyone with information should call the Sheriffs Office at 289-2430 or Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys at (800) 346-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.Man flees after bashing her head inMARATHON Photo by ANDY NEWMANThe Inghamis brought into Key West back in 2009.It was in U.S.Coast Guard service from 1936 to 1988.
Wednesday,March 21,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com D COME AND SEEWHAT'S NEWGREEN TAG SALEon Selected in Stock ItemsPLUS 20% Off Retail Prices On Everything Every Day3229 Flagler Ave Key West 294-6292 BURGER KING CORPORATION IS THE EXCLUSIVE LICENSEE OF THE BURGER KING BUN HALVES AND CRESCENT LOGO AND THE TRADEMARK IT JUST TASTES BETTER AND THE REGISTERED BURGER KING TRADEMARK. 1999 BURGER KING CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Monroe County Resident Discount Card 10% Off Any Purchase At Any Burger King In The Florida KeysPresent your Monroe County ID to cashier before ordering to receive a 10% discount on any purchase. Not combined with any other offers. Photo courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICEA tank truck reportedly used to carry illegally taken used cooking oil was stopped and seized by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office after a reported series of vegetable-oil thefts early Tuesday. siphon the grease. Sheriffs Office Detective Yunier Galvez pulled the white 2008 Peterbilt truck over at mile marker 102 as it headed north around 5 a.m. The suspects initially said they were collecting oil from businesses doing business with Avila Environmental.However, the Fish House and the other two restaurants were not on their collection list. Gonzalez finally admitted to taking oil or attempting to take oil out of the containers at those restaurants by drilling into them, Herrin said. Both he and Vega said oil had been stolen from their accounts and they were taking oil from other containers to make up for it, she said. Abattery-powered drill was found in the trucks cab. It was not the first time the men had tapped into other firmscontainers, they reportedly told detectives.Its been a problem within the industry, Lillie said.Marathon Bio-Diesel has not lost any waste oil but Lillie said hes seen maybe three instances where someone tried but failed to pry the lid off one of the companys 65-gallon containers outside restaurants. Each of our drums costs about $200 but they have really strong lids, Lillie said. This is why.Marathon Bio-Diesel provides collection containers for waste vegetable oil to 42 Keys restaurants and organizations, then processes the material into fuel used by vehicle fleets and charter boats.His year-old firm does not pay business owners for the right to remove used cooking oil but gives back to the community through affordable diesel prices and donations to local environmental causes like the Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys.Thefts not so unusualFrom Oil,1ATruck goes into water, DUI charge lodgedA26-year-old Cudjoe Key man drove his vehicle into the water early Tuesday morning, resulting in a drunk-driving arrest.Colby Covington wasnt injured in the crash at the Kemp Channel Bridge around mile marker 23 of U.S. 1 but he was charged with DUI as well as driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain a single lane.Monroe County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says a witness told Deputy Andrew Hudson and Sgt. Tom Walker he followed Covingtons truck from Big Pine Key, fearing he was impaired. He said as he approached the Kemp Channel Bridge at 12:30 a.m., the truck disappeared. He slowed to see what happened and then saw a vehicles headlights in the water. Minutes later, he saw Covington climb out of the water.When the officers arrived, Covington refused to give them any information, Herrin said. When told to stand up, he refused, she said. He refused field sobriety exercises and, once at the Stock Island jail, refused to take a breath test for alcohol content.Sitting in a chair at the jail, he wet his pants and refused to cooperate with booking officers, Herrin said. Finally, when confronted with threats of being put in a restraint chair, he began to cooperate, she said.Cudjoe Key man not hurt early TuesdayLOWER KEYS As for motivation, Telfair, an assistant state attorney from Miami-Dade County, said Ferro and his group of friends were upset, agitated, frustrated in the lead-up to the stabbing because they couldnt get a cab to take them back to their hotel around 4 a.m. She also pointed out that Ferro admitted initially lying to police investigating the incident, calling into question his credibility on the witness stand. We cant definitively tell you why Ferro did what he did, Telfair said. We can definitively tell you it was not self defense. During her closing, Telfair repeatedly emphasized particular words and phrases attributed to or meant to describe Ferro on Oct. 31 going crazy, come on by screaming them in the courtroom, which defense attorney Ed ODonnell Sr. of Miami immediately picked up on in his final comments. Youre a jury and not a mob, he said. Screaming and hollering at you will not incite you to do something a jury shouldnt do. He hit hard on previous testimony that put Butler with the large group attacking Averoff, and drawing from the underlying legal principles, told jurors that in two equally reasonable constructs of events, one indicating guilt and the other innocence, they must choose the option that favors the defendant. The state didnt want to talk about the evidence or the law, he said. You can scream and holler all you want but it doesnt prove anything. You can have a theory but it has got to be supported by the evidence. He also pointed out when testimony from Ferros friends, Averoff, Rolando Reyes and Seth Denny, was to her benefit, Telfair accepted it, but otherwise rejected their accounts of the events on Oct. 31. Its true when she wants to use it as true but not when shes talking to you, he said. What was done today was a veiled attempt to rewrite the history of this case. He out-of-hand rejected the assertion that Ferro was driven to murder because he missed a cab. Nonsense, ODonnell said.Jury having tough timeFrom Ferro,1A dents failing, requiring remediation, which will also cost the district more money; less student ability to take elective classes such as art or band; potential cuts altogether of some elective classes; and school grades will fall significantly. In the mass e-mail he sent Keyswide, Jara wrote: What is truly important to remember is that lower FCATtest scores do not necessarily indicate that a student learned less this year than in prior years. It does indicate the student has more work to do to master the new curriculum well enough to successfully progress to the new higher levels of accountability as required by the state.He added, As teachers and students spend more time working with the new and higher expectations placed upon them, it is expected that test scores will rebound.Expectations are loweredFrom FCAT,1ANEWS BRIEFSSelf-defense law might get new lookA2005 Florida law that lets shooters defend themselves rather than retreat in cases where they feel threatened needs a new look in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting, state Sen. Oscar Braynon of Miami Gardens said Tuesday. George Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch volunteer, fatally shot Martin, 17, on Feb. 26 in Sanford. He has not been charged.Martins family has insisted Zimmerman was racially profiling the teen, who was visiting friends of relatives and that night had walked to a store to buy candy.Sanfords police chief has been unusually forceful in declaring that Zimmerman appeared to be acting in selfdefense when he killed the teen in a public walkway at a housing community.The case has sparked racial tensions because Martin was black and Zimmerman is not. News Service of Florida BURGER KING CORPORATION IS THE EXCLUSIVE LICENSEE OF THE BURGER KING BUN HALVES AND CRESCENT LOGO AND THE TRADEMARK IT JUST TASTES BETTER AND THE REGISTERED BURGER KING TRADEMARK. 1999 BURGER KING CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Monroe County Resident Discount Card 10% Off Any Purchase At Any Burger King In The Florida KeysPresent your Monroe County ID to cashier before ordering to receive a 10% discount on any purchase. Not combined with any other offers. D
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,March 21,2012 ADVERTISE IN THECall Laura at 743-5551 to place your business ad.(Contractors are required to list their license number)FOR AS LOW AS $49.28PER MONTHOver 30,000 circulation weekly from Key West to Key Largo. Publication every Wed. and Sat. and now online at www.keysnet.com EXAMPLE NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS MOSQUITO CONTROLDISTRICT 503 107thStreet Marathon, Florida 33050WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012The purpose of the Audit Committee Workshop is for the Authoritys Auditors to make presentation and discussion regarding the Annual Audit for Year Ending September 30, 2011. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues), to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. 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As for the other two, authorities say the causes of death appear to be from natural causes but the official determinations are six to eight weeks away, pending autopsy results. The Sheriffs Office says that around noon Saturday, Leonardo Hernandez, 44, of Stock Island was found hanging from the top bunk of his cell in the Alpha Unit, the jails disciplinary unit; Hernandez was the sole occupant of the cell. He was there due to multiple disciplinary issues since his arrest on Nov. 8, says Deputy Becky Herrin. Hernandez was being held on multiple charges, including violation of a nocontact order, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, driving with license suspendedhabitual offender, and battery. Herrin says the jail guard assigned to Alpha Unit was doing a regular cell check when he saw Hernandez with a sheet around his neck. He entered the cell and held Hernandez up, relieving pressure from his neck, and called a nurse who was in the unit doing her rounds. She untied the knot in the sheet and the two performed CPR and called for other officers and paramedics. Paramedics took Hernandez to Lower Keys Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:02 p.m. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the circumstances surrounding Hernandezs death and an autopsy will be performed. In addition to his current charges, Hernandez had an extensive Monroe County rap sheet, with previous arrests for uttering a false check, resisting arrest, battery on a law officer or firefighter, aggravated battery on a senior citizen, failure to appear for a felony offense, trespassing, destroying evidence, soliciting to sell cocaine and burglary, among others. In the other two deaths at the jail:On March 10, Waldemar Pacheco, 52, of Key West was found dead. Hed been in the county lockup on Stock Island since January 2011 on various drug charges and had a Keys rap sheet going back to 2001.On March 3, Aracelia Miranda, 52, was found dead in the jails sick bay around 3 p.m. Shed been in jail since Feb. 3 on a drugparaphernalia charge and also had an extensive Keys rap sheet.He reportedly hangs himself in his cellSTOCK ISLANDKeynoter StaffLeonardo Hernandez, 44,of Stock Island was being held on multiple charges, including violation of a no-contact order,possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, driving with license suspended-habitual offender,and battery.
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Vote on Senate maps this weekAsecond try at drawing new Florida Senate district boundaries went before a Senate committee Tuesday, with minimal changes proposed for the district covering Monroe County. Final Senate action on the redistricting plan is expected Thursday or Friday, with the Florida House expected to take action early next week.There still could be some amendments, state Rep. Ron Saunders (D-Key West) said Tuesday. Im watching the committee meeting now. Well see what happens.The state Supreme Court rejected the Legislatures first redistricting plan for the state Senate as failing to meet anti-gerrymandering standards in the Fair Districts amendments to the state Constitution, as approved by voters in 2010. The Supreme Court cited problems in eight Senate districts, mostly in west and North Florida. Arevised district map was released Saturday. Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville), chairman of the Senate Committee on Reapportionment, said the new map adheres to mandates in the Fair District amendments. If the map is approved, Monroe Countys population would amount to about 18 percent of voting-age residents of District 40s overall population of 470,135. Areas of south and western Miami-Dade County provide 66 percent of the senate districts voters. District 40 also would cover 39,140 Hendry County residents and 38,106 Collier County residents. Saunders has filed papers with the state Division of Elections to campaign for the District 120 House seat he has held the past six years. Depending on the final map for the Senate, Saunders said he is leaning toward a run for the District 40 Senate seat. Im still waiting to see what they come up with, Saunders said Tuesday.The senator representing Monroe County and south Miami-Dade County, Larcenia Bullard, is retiring because of term limits. Her son, state Rep. Dwight Bullard, is one of twoannounced candidates for the seat. The final Senate map must be approved by the Supreme Court. The new map appears to throw at least two incumbents together and unites the city of Lakeland.POLITICSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com New app helps find Key West taxisSpring Break wasnt just about going to the beach and partying with friends for University of Alabama graduate student Matt Staples. He used it to test out his new iPhone app titled Get Me Home!Staples, the head of business and marketing for Subvert LLC and an accounting major at Alabama, helped create the free app designed to help people who have had too much to drink find a taxi. The app has been available on Apples App Store since January and has been downloaded more than 1,000 times.We made it with the goal of reducing drunk driving, Staples said. I figured thered be a lot of other tourists and people who could use this. Get Me Home! includes contact information for taxi services in 115 cities around the country. Florida cities featured on the app include Key West, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Destin and Panama City. Staples said the only real requirement for cities to be added is that they feature at least seven taxi companies to be listed. Suggestions for potential cities to add to the app can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Staples, along with fellow Alabama students Nick Neveu and Ben Gordon, started their own website and mobile app development company called Subvert LLC last year. Get Me Home! was the second app Subvert LLC created. The first app, called Red Cup, highlights the cheapest drink specials going on each hour in Tuscaloosa and Auburn, Ala. While Staples was in Destin last week testing out Get Me Home! during Spring Break, Neveu and Gordon were in Orlando to expand Red Cup there. It was our first project and we kind of did it for our friends and ourselves, Staples said. We figured it would be something really good to get all of our friends interested in what were doing. Its really blown up. The companys third app, Tip Accordingly, offers a tip calculator based on the type and quality of service. It has been submitted to Apple for approval. Staples expects it to be released soon.McClatchy-TribuneSPRING BREAK ISLAND VILLA GENERALCONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATIONWe can build ANYTHING ... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 81681 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com CHARLES WEITZEL, CPACERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT PROMPT PROFESSIONAL SERVICETAX PREPARATION & CONSULTING3 0 5 8 7 9 1 0 1 email@example.com OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDA Y MAR CH 26, 2012 A T 8:00 A.M. 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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,March 21,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALCouncil correct on beach rentalsLETTERS TO THE EDITOR LETTERS TO THE EDITORGas prices killing usI am a vacation rental owner who, in normal years, would be totally booked by now (only 10 percent of my weeks are booked). I am very concerned about the high gas prices were experiencing. The last time we suffered high gas prices during the summer months, the vacation rental business plummeted since people cant afford to fill the tanks of their fishing boats and pay for the vacation rental, plus the high 12.5 percent sales tax. From the actions in Washington, D.C., they are content with the current level, which tells me nothing will be done (additional drilling, pipeline from Canada being approved) anytime soon. D.C.s response on one hand is to blame the speculators, and on the other hand say anything they do now wont have an effect on prices now. You cant have it both ways. If it is the speculators, the announcement of the Canadian pipeline would bring prices down overnight since the market relies on supply and demand to set a market price. So which one is it? Back to local businesses. If people dont come down, restaurants, grocery stores and every other business down here in the Keys will suffer or worse, close, all because of high gas prices. Athree-month sales tax holiday on hotel/vacation home rentals would help offset the high price of the gas, and people would be able to afford to come down, and businesses will stay in business and well have a trickle-down effect since money will be coming in moving. Every time money moves, someone is making a profit, the state is collecting sales tax and people can feed their families. Are you listening, Tallahassee? Jean Hering MarathonIt rejects pitch for a concession, and should go one step further and codify beach vending ban into lawKudos to the Marathon City Council for rejecting a businessmans application for an umbrella and chair concession at Sombrero Beach. The council voted 3-2 on March 13 to reject Asad Kahns pitch for the business. That doesnt mean it forever banned commercial enterprise at the citys two beaches (Sombrero and Coco Plum) which it should but it does put a pretty good nail in the coffin of any future ideas for beachside rentals. Kahns hope to open the concession didnt come from a public outcry calling for the rentals. It was merely a money-making idea that virtually no one supports, with good reason. Sombrero Beach is an outpost from virtually every other beach in the Keys, where there are rentals of all kinds. Just look at Smathers and Higgs beaches in Key West, where the vendors line up in the morning and instantly create what amounts to a rental flea market. There are also rentals at the beaches at the state parks and many of the beachfront resorts. The then-sparce Sombrero was beautifully redeveloped by the city of Marathon shortly after incorporation in 1999, but not without a lot of opposition. However, it turned out great. There are nice and plentiful wooden barbecue tikis, which replaced cement tikis destroyed or damaged in Hurricane Georges in 1998. There are big new bathrooms that are always clean. Theres a pavilion where community groups meet and kids activities take place. Theres a new playground. Theres a kayak launch at the beachs basin. And theres beautiful landscaping thats well-maintained. When the City Council discussed Kahns proposal before it voted, two residents told the council exactly what Marathons beaches are and arent. Speaking of Sombrero, Jody Gyokeres said, This is not Coney Island or even Key West, citing the unspoiled beauty and solitude of Sombrero Beach. And speaking about the lesser-used Coco Plum, Lynda Berrigan said, What an intrusion that would be on the natural beauty at Coco Plum Beach. Councilman Rich Keating even noted that people go to Sombrero Beach precisely because there is no business there: What cant be measured is who might not come here because this beach is not what theyre looking for. We agree wholeheartedly. Not everything here needs to be commercialized. Marathons beaches are two of the few tranquil public waterfront sites in the Keys while having enough amenities to make any day a good one, and thats how they should stay.Churches encourage kidsI want to thank the Kirk of the Keys Presbyterian Church family for letting my students perform a music recital at the beautiful church. Fisher Sayer, Sawyer Bisson, Katia Nikiforva, Cory Bisson and Justin Wang were awesome. I know they look forward to doing this again in the future. I thank the community for supporting these young people. I also want to thank San Pablo Catholic Church for being so gracious for letting me have recitals there. Its so wonderful to see children performing in our churches and throughout the community. Linda Lee Byars MarathonMeaningful PIPreform is finally hereIf at first you dont succeed, try, try again. That famous quote, a favorite of moms everywhere, may never have been so true as when applied to the multi-year effort to pass reforms to our states personal injury protection insurance (PIP) law. Of course, some may have gone the route of Mark Twain when he famously said, If at first you dont succeed, try, try again.... Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. Fortunately, Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, state Rep. Jim Boyd and Sen. Garrett Richter ignored Mr. Twains advice. Despite many unsuccessful attempts over the years, they all made one last Herculean effort to reform this portion of our automobile insurance system that provides easily accessible medical benefits for accident victims. However, since its inception PIPhas become riddled with fraud, and it costs Floridians too much money. Under House Bill 119, in order to be reimbursable by PIP, a victim must be initially treated by a physician, osteopath, dentist, chiropractor, physicians assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner, or the services must be provided in a hospital or in a facility wholly owned by a hospital, within 14 days of an accident. Coverage of up to $10,000 is available for medical treatment related to an emergency medical condition and for follow-up care related to the initial emergency medical condition visit based on a referral made by an appropriate medical professional for care in an approved medical facility. Initial care must be administered within 14 days of the accident and subsequent approved care may be given beyond that window. For conditions the approved medical providers determine are not an emergency medical condition diagnosis, $2,500 is available for care. Massage and acupuncture are not reimbursable. There is a $5,000 death benefit included. The bill also allows 90 days for investigation of claims where a reasonable suspicion of fraud exists and, in such cases, insurerslegal representatives can ask questions of the insured under oath. Caps were not placed on the fees of lawyers representing policyholders, but some common-sense limitations were included in the legislation. It is estimated that PIPfraud costs Floridians an estimated $1 billion annually, and Insurance Commissioner McCarty has pledged to aggressively scrutinize insurer filings to make sure that any reduced insurer losses are passed along to policyholders. Under the law, he will also have an independent consultant calculate the anticipated financial impact of the reforms. Additionally, insurers that do not file rates that include at least a 10 percent PIPrate cut for rates taking effect on the first of next year will have to explain in detail why they cannot. And if insurers do not reduce PIPrates by 25 percent for rates taking effect on Jan. 1, 2014, they will have some explaining to do to the commissioner. The legislation also provides a funding mechanism for CFO Atwater to expand his aggressive efforts to prosecute PIPfraud. It also includes enhanced and new penalties and fines for clinics and providers who unlawfully seek to obtain PIPreimbursement or obtain licensure. The debate over this law was as spirited as any you will see. But knowledgeable observers agree this is a very solid reform measure that aggressively attacks fraud while upholding the consumer protections of Floridians. It is long overdue. Bob Lotane is communications director for the National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsFlorida. He is the former communications director for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.GUEST COLUMN LOTANE Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNGas prices have continued to rise and will likely rise more as summer draws closer.Marathon is brokenIt was right for Marathon to incorporate and many of the things accomplished since have been for the right reasons. But it could have been and should have been so much better. The chip-on-the-shoulder attitude when working with ---agencies and other governments is obvious and has created an atmosphere of political discord. Look at the political liaisons of Marathon with Monroe County, the state Department of Transportation and Key Colony Beach on issues that could be useful to all organizations and easily achieved if healthier attitudes and egos were utilized. These types of mindsets of politicians and employees will only produce the one up or get back at reaction when attempting to work on a mutual issue for the good of the community. Councilman Rich Keating commented on how City Manager Roger Hernstadt has been so good at contractual affairs and saved the city money and deserved a second salary increase within his contract. The managers ascetic, know-it-all posture coming in from Miami has often been harmful. First it was his caustic and bitter approach with Key Colony Beach on fire service, then employee working relationships, especially putting his financial well-being and benefits ahead of the employees. There is also citizen interaction ineffectiveness, airport issues with Monroe County and, now, his failure of oversight of Weiler Engineering plans to place city utilities in the state right of way, which was not approved by DOT. This is a small town and Monroe County is a small community. As they say, all politics is local. There needs to be an enlightening preparation of small-community politicians, government employees and other agencies as to how to fulfill their obligations to the citizens they represent, and all must work together because we are all in this together. Until these ways of thinking and behaving are overcome, it will cause us taxpayers to pick up the pieces and pay for the mess and chaos that has been caused by their lack of cooperation and partnership. Carl Peterson Marathon, Tampa Community lends supportWe are so blessed to live in such a wonderful community. When push comes to shove and you are knocked back a bit, living in the Florida Keys is where you want to be. When there is a need, the folks who live here step up to the plate to help you time after time. On Jan. 17, I was rushed into emergency surgery for a detaching retina. Needless to say, this was not something our family had planned on, nor were we prepared for a recovery that could take at least three months, during which time I would not be able to work. Good news is all went well, eyesight was saved and I am improving daily so far so good. Being able to finally drive again, use the computer and see with two eyes is a great thing. I feel so blessed. During my darkest hour and without a moment of hesitation, my friends sprung into action to organize a benefit to help with the hospital bills and interim household expenses while Im unable to work. Avery special thanks goes out to the organizers of the event: Spencer Slate, Leslie and Albert Del Toral, Sharon and John Hauk, Dave Feder, Frank Rego and Patxi Pastor. The time, effort and dedication you put into making this happen was amazing. Thank you to Trevor Mann and No Not One, Leah Sutter, Men Of Leisure, Devinshire, Jimmy Hawkins and all the other bands that played, and to the churches that sent love and support. Also, to the church youth groups: Island Community Church, Key Largo Baptist and Lifepointe Plantation Key. Thank you to the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative for providing power for the event. Aspecial thanks also to the Florida Keys Charitable Trust for helping us out in our time of need. The Friends of Frazier benefit was graciously hosted by the Caribbean Club in Key Largo, which went above and beyond to make the benefit a success all at no charge. We live in a wonderful place, not only beautiful, but filled with amazing and warm people who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Thank you to all who attended the event for our family, to the churches and individuals who sent donations, to the businesses that donated silent auction items for sale and to the individuals who worked tirelessly on event day. Its hard to name everyone in this letter but you know who you are. Simply put, our family is overwhelmed by the compassion and definitely feeling the love from our Florida Keys Community. Frazier, Laurie, Jessica and Michael Nivens Key LargoDeer as attractions?I disagree with Katie Perry, biological technician at the National Key Deer Refuge, who says in her guest column to not feed the Key deer. I say have a petting and feeding place and have your picture taken with them. Do this on Boot Key and other such keys and advertise and promote petting and feeding. This would bring tourists by the millions. Bob Horan Endicott, N.Y. The students earn certificates of recognition from Linda Lee Byars following their recital.
Wednesday,March 21,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 Vacation home rentals are getting more popular according to the latest report conducted by LeisureLink (a national management company that tracks vacation trends). According to the report, the demand for vacation home rentals rose an average of 16% nationwide and as much as 22% for coastal properties since last year.These statistics reveal a new trend in the kind of vacation experience people are looking for. These days, vacationers want that home away from home feeling with an added touch of luxury to make their holiday memorable.Its a great time for 2nd homeowners to take advantage of this trend. They can bring in extra income by renting their vacation home when they arent using it themselves. According to HomeAway.com, you can cover most of your maintenance, insurance and taxes for the year just by renting your home for 12 weeks.Be sure to talk to your REALTOR about the pros and cons of renting your vacation home to see if its right for you. Patti Stanley has lived, worked and played in the Keys all her life and owns ISLAND VILLA RENTALS, the premier firm for vacation rentals and property management since 1995.She joined OCEAN SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY, LLC, as a Broker-Associate in 2011. Call her today for exceptional service and advice! Visit her on-line at www.Islandvilla.com or www.Oceansir.com. Call Patti Stanley Today at 3 0 5 3 9 3 4 4 3 3 for Personalized Real Estate Advice!RENTING YOUR VACATION HOME THE CITYOFKEYWESTCode Compliance HearingW ednesday Mar ch 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTYnumber at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3951 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 3-21-12 BusinessKEY WESTDestinyin final Keys runCome next February, the familiar sight of the Carnival cruise ship Destiny churning into Key West will cease to be, as the ship is being pulled out of service for a major overhaul. But just because the Destiny is going to stop coming to the Southernmost City doesnt mean money generated from disembarkation fees will dip, as Port and Transportation Director Jim Fitton said another vessel will pick up the port calls.The net increase/decrease in calls is negligible, Fitton said. The bottom line is we will still be on the itinerary that Destiny currently does, just with another ship.Between March 16 and the end of the year, the Destiny which at 893 feet holds some 2,974 passengers, is scheduled to make 16 stops in Key West. When calling on Key West, the Destiny usually berths at the Outer Mole Pier, owned by the U.S. Navy. The city levies a $10.63 disembarkation and security fee for each passenger coming onto land. At the Outer Mole, the city pays the Navy for a lease and transportation vendors to move passengers across the secure base into Old Town, yielding net revenue of $2.61 per person, Fitton said. The total estimated revenue derived from the Destiny for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 is $161,130.Carnival Cruise Lines says beginning next February, the Destiny will undergo a $155 million, 49-day upgrade that will add new restaurants, bars and activities, as well as 182 cabins and expanded decks. Once it re-enters service in April 2013, the Destiny will be called the Sunshine .Until October 2013, the ship will cruise a Mediterranean route then, beginning in November that year, will be based out of New Orleans, cruising on sevenday Caribbean itineraries, including stops in Key West. That is a seven-day cruise, Fitton said, so we expect a more affluent passenger profile than on its current four-day itinerary. Carnival Chief Executive Officer Gerry Cahill said other Carnival ships will likely undergo similar renovations, and some concepts that will be tested aboard the Sunshine could be rolled out to other ships. There will not be one area the guest sees that will not have been redone, Cahill said.City wont lose passenger fees, port chief saysBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comThe Destinywill undergo a major renovation and then be renamed.Its upgrades will likely be copied on other Carnival ships. Protect yourself from tax errorsChoosing someone to prepare your income tax return should not be taken lightly. Thats because you are legally responsible for your returns accuracy even if you hire someone to prepare it.Most tax preparers provide honest, quality service to their clients, but if you choose an unscrupulous preparer, it could cost you dearly.One crooked tax preparer can do a lot of damage, said Internal Revenue Service spokesman Clay Sanford. When the IRS detects a fraudulent return, the taxpayer not the return preparer must pay the additional taxes and interest and may be subject to penalties. Fraud by return preparers ranked No. 3 in 2011 on the IRSDirty Dozen Tax Scams, he said.Dishonest return preparers make questionable income by skimming a portion of their clientsrefunds, charging inflated fees for services and attracting new clients by promising refunds that are too good to be true, Sanford said.To crack down on unscrupulous preparers if you arent using an online tax-return service the IRS requires paid preparers to register with the agency and obtain a preparer tax identification number, or PTIN. The IRS has also implemented competency tests for preparers who arent an enrolled agent, certified public accountant or attorney, and continuing professional education for most paid tax return preparers.When choosing a preparer:Check his or her qualifications. Ask if the preparer is affiliated with a professional organization and attends continuing education classes. Also ask if the preparer has passed the IRS competency tests to be listed as a registered tax return preparer. Ultimately, the IRS will have a searchable database of registered tax preparers, but it isnt yet available.Check the preparers disciplinary record. Check to see if the preparer has a questionable history with the Better Business Bureau. Also check for any disciplinary actions and licensure status through the state board of accountancy for CPAs, the state bar associations for attorneys and the IRS Office of Enrollment for enrolled agents.Ask about fees. Stay away from preparers who base their fee on a percentage of your refund or those who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers. Always make sure any refund due is sent to you or deposited into an account in your name. Under no circumstances should all or part of your refund be directly deposited into a preparers bank account, the IRS said. The IRS also offers these general tips:Never sign a blank return; avoid tax preparers who ask you to sign one.Mistakes? Youre the one whos responsibleMcClatchy-TribuneYOUR TAXESFree tax-return help still availableFree help with your federal income taxes and e-filing for taxpayers with middle or low incomes in the Florida Keys is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 16. You dont need to be a member of AARPor a retiree to get the help. AARPTax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, is available at the following locations:Marathon Senior Center, 33rd Street bayside, Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m..Harvey Government Center, Truman Avenue, Key West, Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Big Pine Senior Center, behind the fire station on Key Deer Boulevard, Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.Marathon library, mile marker 48.5 oceanside, Mondays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.No appointments are taken; taxpayers are helped on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a copy of last years tax return and all W-2 and 1099 forms, along with Social Security cards for yourself and any dependents, your photo ID, and any other pertinent information.To find out more, call Edie Korotkin at 289-7255 or send an e-mail to ediek123 @aol.com. PERSONAL FINANCE BUSINESS BRIEFS Upper Keys BPW expo is tonightThe Upper Keys Century Business and Professional Womens Clubs business expo takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Key Largo Holiday Inn, mile marker 100 oceanside. Numerous vendors have sign up, from banks to home decorators, from boutiques to a sailing charter. Several political candidates will be there stumping their platforms. There are door prizes and light refreshments, along with a cash bar.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Wednesday,March 21,2012 Florida Keys OceanFestival Florida Keys Ocean Festival Judge-threat suspect bonds outAKey West man accused of threatening an Upper Keys judge in an online rant was released on bond Friday, three weeks after his arrest. Legal proceedings in the felony intimidation case against Michael G. Haggerty, 48, will be moved to the Upper Keys after a MiamiDade County judge and prosecutor were assigned to the case. Haggerty was jailed Feb. 24 on a warrant charging that he wrote a Facebook post the week of Feb. 13 that seemed to threaten violence against Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia and a Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputys family. Time to go get my guns out of storage and even the score today people, the post said. [I]t been fun see you in the next world! Since the case involves Garcia and a code-enforcement officer who is the wife of Deputy Matt Dowling, the Monroe County State Attorneys Office asked the Florida Supreme Court to assign an out-of-county judge and prosecutor to the case. Circuit Court Judge Leon Firtel and Assistant State Attorney Rebecca DiMeglio, both of Miami-Dade County, will handle the criminal case. The threat against the judge is believed to be in regard to a temporary injunction petition filed against Haggerty, Deputy Becky Herrin said after the Feb. 24 arrest. The threats against Deputy Dowlings family are believed to be related to a longstanding issue Haggerty has had with Deputy Dowlings wife. After Garcia dismissed a motion Haggerty had filed, Haggerty allegedly wrote, Judge Luis Garcia has denied my rights to a fair hearing.... When questioned by Detective Sgt. Bobby Randolph, Haggerty reportedly said, Sooner or later you are going to violate my civil rights and I am going to own you people.... There is only two ways that this will all end, violently or I win a federal lawsuit.Haggerty has been charged with several misdemeanors and driving-related counts in Monroe County over the last 14 years. Most were resolved with payment of fines.Haggerty was acquitted of violating a domestic-violence injunction in 2005, and the state dismissed a 2011 case of domestic violence. Haggerty, who has worked in the landscaping business, was released from the Monroe County Detention Center Friday after a bail-reduction hearing. The amount of the bond and future court dates were not immediately available.Haggerty case assigned to Miami-DadeIN THE COURTS HAGGERTYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comAnnual bug hunt winding downSnorkelers and scuba divers, you have a week and a half to catch lobsters for dinner and the freezer before the regular harvest season ends March 31.Otherwise, youll have to wait until the two-day recreational mini-season July 25 and 26 to serve lobster thermidor.Many underwater hunters give up looking for crustaceans in late winter/early spring because they believe the water is too cold and the commercial trappers and divers have cleaned out the stock.Not true, says scuba instructor Eric Billips of Key Dives in Islamorada, author of the PADI underwater hunting course and newly released The Spearfishermans Guide to the Upper Keys.Its been a fantastic season, both recreationally and commercially, Billips said. It started with mini-season and stayed good. Water temperatures are not as cool as last winter, and visibility is mostly good between weather fronts, but you have to know where and how to hunt, he said. First, Billips said, most legal-sized lobsters are not being found on the reef this time of year. Instead, they tend to occupy solitary coral heads that dot the sand 40 to 50 feet off the main reef in depths of 25 to 30 feet. Swim along the reef, using the reef as your navigation so you dont get lost in the sand, Billips said. Zig and zag and theres a coral head. Usually, there are antennae sticking out all over the place. If you swim along and see nothing, pay attention to schools of porkfish, hogfish, silversides and others. They often can lead you to the promised coral head. Once youve located a head harboring lobsters, dont rush in thrusting your tickle stick and net. I go around it and check it out, Billips said. There are some under that coral head that just arent legal. I like to start with the biggest one first. You dont want to go for the little ones because the big one will wedge himself into the coral head and youll never get him out. He said he can tell by the length and thickness of the antennae whether a lobster is legal, which means a carapace or head that measures greater than three inches. Above all, he advises divers to relax. Theyre really not that smart, Billips said. Dont make crazy, herky-jerky movements easy, tickle them out and theyll come out. Put the net behind them. Just a little bit of aggravation, and theyll swim backward into your net. Some divers prefer to use a snare, or bugger a retractable rod with a coated noose that is tightened around the lobsters body. Billips said thats fine if you wield it properly, but many hunters break off the creatures legs or antennae only to find it is too small to keep.By tickling, youre not damaging the animal, he said. You can gauge them while theyre still in the net. If theyre too small, dangle them out of the net and theyll squirt out into the next hole.Billips said some scuba and breath-hold divers compromise their own safety just to bag a limit of six lobsters per person. Its just not worth it, he said. Dont push your limits. If you get skunked, then they got the best of you that day. Thats what makes it fun. Expert:Catch this season is fantasticBy SUSAN COCKINGscocking@MiamiHerald.comLOBSTER SEASON Servicing Monroe County since 1984 3 Ton High Efficency Indoor-Outdoor with Heat(plus the cost of the permit) Commercial & Residential All makes & models available Available for any type of service$2,900.to Replace! Air Conditioning ReplacementAir conditioning heat included Monroe Service Co. State Certified ContractorPaul 797-1123 Phil 7973333Kohler.firstname.lastname@example.org Monroe282@gmail.com NEWS BRIEFSScott considers Medicaid vetoGov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he has not decided whether to sign a bill (HB 5301) that would force counties to send tens of millions of dollars in disputed Medicaid payments to the state something Monroe County officials say could cost some $800,000 annually for the Keys.But Scott said the Agency for Health Care Administration will start a county-by-county review to try to determine how much money local governments owe.I want to make sure that whether I sign the bill or don't sign the bill, I don't want counties to be paying bills that they don't owe, Scott said. Senate leaders contend counties have not fully paid required Medicaid amounts, but counties argue the billing system is riddled with problems.Counties want Scott to veto HB 5301, but other issues included in the legislation complicate the decision. News Service of Florida CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MARCH 21,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B State honor The stained-glass windows at St.Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon are designated official Florida historical markers.Story, 4B Global travel Dozens of Monroe County students will spend this summer in faraway places,immersing themselves in foreign cultures.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle No relief for baseball ConchsAfter a lost weekend against Royal Palm Beach at Rex Weech Field, in which it was subdued by scores of 21-9 and 3-2, could the Key West High baseball team begin winning again in a three-game Spring Break trip to the west coast of Florida? Not right away. The Conchs on Monday night lost at St. Petersburg Catholic, 3-2, in eight innings, to fall to 4-10. They have lost nine of their past 10 games. They also lost starting pitcher Darren Miller, who, in the midst of a two-run firstinning, was ejected for slamming into the catcher. Garrett Pita was called upon to pitch and he responded by allowing one run in four innings. But after hits by Miller, Chris Garcia and Matt Chelekis in the first inning, Key West was held scoreless the next seven innings, with Tommy Ruffennachs eighth-inning double being the only hit out of the infield. Ruffennach, though, was left stranded when Chris Varela hit into a double play. St. Pete Catholic (10-3) scored the winning run against reliever Michael Abreu in the bottom of the eighth when Jacob McFadden hit a two-out single to drive in a runner from third. It was the second consecutive tough loss for the Conchs. In Saturday nights game, they left 10 runners on base and made costly base-running blunders. After an error helped Royal Palm Beach (16-1) score three runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead, a Conch fan, mindful that the team had made six errors the night before, yelled, You guys are playing like a bunch of clowns. The Key West pitching was superb Garcia, Andrew Freeman and Ruffennach combined for a three hitter. There were also clutch hits a single by Varela and a double by Ruffennach, both of which drove in runs but there werent enough of them. The game came down to a thrilling bottom of the seventh inning, with fans of both teams berating homeplate umpire Dwayne Laubenstein for ball-strike calls on pitches from reliever Justin Lauginiger. But Laubenstein paid no mind to the abuse and, with the tying and winning runs on base with two outs, called strike three on the freshman Freeman. The Conchs, who played late Tuesday at Bishop McLaughlin, will conclude their trip at 7 tonight (WKWF 1600-AM) at Tampa Jesuit.Team slides to 4-10 mark with 2 lossesBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEConchs second baseman Chris Varela fields a grounder during Saturday nights game against Royal Palm Beach.Lady Canes win streak snappedConsecutive losses last week bruised the Coral Shores High School Lady Hurricane lacrosse clubs record. Afive-match win streak ended March 13 with a 177 loss at state power St. Thomas Aquinas, followed by an 11-5 setback against Jensen Beach at home Friday. We seem to be struggling with these established FHSAAteams who play at a faster pace and really pressure us hard in the midfield, Cane coach Mark Hall said. After running into a brick wall against the stout St. Thomas defense, the Lady Canes (5-3) rebounded with a pretty good game against Jensen Beach, Hall said. Jensen Beach barely outshot the Hurricane offense, 23-21, but did a better job hitting the net. Jenn Doyle and Julia Lozano each scored twice in the Jensen game, with Kaitlyn OLeary adding a solo goal. Lead defender Cami Lopez picked off two interceptions with a forced turnover, and delivered an assist. Goalie Elizabeth Roa toughed it out in the net despite feeling poorly. She took one for the team, Hall said. Lozano added to her team-leading goal total with five scores against St. Thomas but the Hurricane offense found little room to maneuver against the Lady Raider defense. We must learn how to move the ball under pressure, the coach said. Roa netted 17 saves, picking off more than half the shots most from short range launched by the St. Thomas attackers. Lopez forced four turnovers. The Lady Canes return from break with a Tuesday trip to Killian, and a 5 p.m. March 30 home game against Palmer Trinity.Boys go 7-0Coral Shoresboys improved to 7-0 with an 11-6 win over University School on March 14. Jonathan Lindback scored three goals and made an assist. Bryce Lanford and Gianni Gonzalez each scored twice and had assists. Andrew Garcia went end-to-end down the field to score his first goal this spring. Cam Newton, Kodi Roberts and Spencer Calvert also scored. Dillon Naughton, John Preihs and Jimmy Rhyne dominated the midfield, said head coach Barney Rich. Eddie Dunn disrupted University attacks with A.J. Hamer, Ryan Bahn and Gabe Roberts controlling the defensive end. Goalie Momo Schlaudecker netted 10 saves. The Canes are scheduled to visit St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale in a Friday match.Teams now 5-3 following two defeatsCORAL SHORES LACROSSEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comHurricanes prep forthe district meetCoral Shores Highs track-and-field teams try to add more victories during the regular-season finale Tuesday at home. The meet at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in Tavernier also serves as a warm-up for the District 162AMeet on April 11 in Miami. Teams slated to compete in Tuesdays home meet last of the spring track season at Coral Shores were not available at press time. Coral Shoresboys runners dominated the top three spots in two distance races to win a March 13 team meet over St. Brendan. David Tetour won the 800 meters, followed by Cane teammates Pablo Gonzalez in second and John Lietaert in third. In the 3,200, Steven Chadwick took the top spot with Landon Brooks and Rion Hunter in second and third, respectively. Chadwick also won the 1,600. Times were not available. Will Ismer heaved firstplace throws in the discus and shot put. Michael Boyce and Mike Diaz sprinted to 12 finishes in the 200. Coral Shores relay teams were first in the 4x100 (Tom Johnson, Hever Viguera, Michael Boyce, J.D. Mulkeen) and the 4x400 (Gabe Rivera, Mulkeen, Tim Holt, Johnson). Rivera and Tetour scoring winning leaps in the long jump and triple jump, and Johnson was second in the discus and 400. Mac Taylor won the 110 hurdles. The Hurricane girls lost the team decision by just two points. Lady Cane winners included Mallory Wiecjorek in the 100 hurdles; Taelor Cuppett, 800; Kyia Herlth, triple jump; and the 4x100 team (Waterman, Diaz, Courtney, Wiecjorek).Coral Shores boys strong at St.BrendanCORAL SHORES TRACKLady Canes avenge loss against LaSalleThe Lady Hurricane tennis team beat the only team to hand them a defeat this spring with a 4-3 victory over LaSalle in a Thursday match at Coral Shores High. The Cane girls carried a 9-1 record into this weeks Spring Break, with the District 16-2A Tournament looming on April 3. Afinal match may be added next week but was not finalized at press time. Coral Shoresgirls remembered a close loss to LaSalle in a Feb. 22 meet at Key Biscayne. The girls wanted this one bad, head coach Blake Fry said. They were not to be denied. Ellie Leopold, playing No. 2 singles, provided the key win by dominating a LaSalle foe who won the earlier match. Leopold was in command, 5-1, when her opponent forfeited. Seniors Katie Fry (91 at No. 4) and No. 5 Kelsey Thiele both scored 8-0 wins, and a win by Leopold-Fry at No. 2 doubles sealed the final. Erica Williams, a freshman playing the tough No. 1 spot, and No. 3 Savannah Koval fell in their singles matches. Were hoping to put three girls and a doubles team into the finals at district, Coach Fry said. Coral Shores also took a 4-3 final over St. Brendan on March 12 with victories by Leopold, 8-3; Fry, 8-2; and Thiele, 8-2; and No. 2 doubles (LeopoldFry), 8-0. Cole Houser won for the boys in a 6-1 team loss. They never give up and theyre all coming back next year, Fry said.Tennis squad stands 9-1 into breakCORAL SHORES TENNISBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
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Call Laura at 743-5551 University schools the Lady ConchsThe Key West High softball teams four-game winning streak ended with a thud over the weekend when the Conchs lost two lopsided games 13-3 Friday night and 12-1 Saturday afternoon to visiting University High of Fort Lauderdale. They were tough, probably the best hitting team weve played, said Key West coach Steve Wells, whose squad dropped to 4-9. On offense, the Conchs could do little against Ashley Rey, who pitched both games using a multilayered windmill windup that delivered the ball with impressive speed. On defense, the Conchs were error-prone, a liability on which the Suns repeatedly capitalized. On Friday night, firstinning errors by third baseman Lauren Schoneck and second baseman Devin Osterhoudt enabled University to take a 2-0 lead against pitcher Rachel Quad. But Rey looked shaky in the Conchshalf of the inning, and they scored a run on a single by Raquel Schoneck, a wild pitch and a double by Kendall Galvan. The Suns enlarged the lead to 5-1 with three runs in the third, then broke the game open with four in the fourth. Saturdays game, which began at noon, saw University resort to small ball three bunts in the first inning resulted in a 1-0 lead. Key West came back to tie it in its half of the inning when Lauren Schoneck, who had doubled and stole third base, scored when Rey threw wildly trying to pick her off third. The game shaped up as a duel between Rey and Savannah Hawthorne, but a sore back forced Hawthorne to leave after three innings and the Suns ahead, 2-1. She was almost in tears in the dugout, Wells said. Quad took the mound in the fourth, walked the first batter she faced and then gave up a two-run home run to freshman Chanel Hall. More walks and hits followed, along with an error, and by the time the Conchs came up again they were down, 8-1. University added four runs in the fifth against Desirae Laguna. The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Key West finished with just two hits and had to settle, as its highlight, for a great running catch in rightcenter field by Raquel Schoneck in the fifth. The Conchs will play four games in the two-day Slamfest tournament at Palmetto Bay Park beginning on Friday night.Broward team gets two wins over Key WestBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOFTBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West third baseman Lauren Schoneck dives but cant reach a foul ball during the Conchs13-3 loss to University Friday night.Sailfish moving across the islandsIt had to happen eventually: The sailfish have to migrate to the Gulf of Mexico to spawn. Captains are picking at a few here and there as they move to the west very slowly. However, theres excellent fishing for dolphin and wahoo. Watch the wind and pick your day. They were caught last week on weed lines relatively close to the reef in depths from 250 to 500 feet. The dolphin are mostly schoolies with the occasional slammer, and the wahoo are in the 15to 30pound class. Mutton snapper are starting to show on the local wrecks. And there are plenty of amberjack and jack crevalle, which are great fun on light tackle. The yellowtail bite remains fantastic on the reef, with fish of all sizes responding to generous amounts of chum. The deeper you go, the bigger they get. Mixed in are good numbers of threeto five-pound mangroves. There are also muttons in the fiveto 10pound range, with the occasional fish in the teens. In the bay, mangroves are biting very well on the grass flats and banks. Theyre also on the gulf wrecks, but the real story there is cobia, Goliath grouper and gag grouper. Remember, grouper season is closed until May 1, so all fish must be released. The sea trout bite has been outstanding from the Everglades all the way to the Lower Keys. There is a slot limit on sea trout from 15 to 20 inches. Youre allowed four trout per angler, and one of those can be over 20 inches. Theyre biting well on Berkeley Gulp Shrimp and chunks of ballyhoo. The weeks bestCapt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, reports fishing the reef paid off well, with great catches of yellowtails up to 24 inches, with many muttons thrown in to the mix. On their first time ocean fishing, Jon Horn and his sons Dan and Alex from Minnesota were rewarded with their limit of snapper. More newbies Ryan, Gaby and John from Illinois also caught yellowtails and muttons. Capt. Jeff Knapp, of Beckoning Sportfishing out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon reports his first hammerhead shark attack on a tarpon this season. Cheryl Reynolds from New Jersey watched as the second of her two 80-pound tarpon could not outrun the estimated 600pound beast. The SeaSquared spent the week ducking the wind by fishing bayside. Our groups caught limits of good size mangrove snapper and sea trout. Several opted for catch-and-release shark fishing and had a blast landing lemon and bull sharks in the fiveto six-foot class. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters in Key West, kept his anglers busy with sharks, snapper and tarpon. Yellowtail, mangrove and lane snapper have gone home for lunch and dinner, while big tarpon from 70 to 150 pounds, spinner and hammerhead sharks provided tons of fun on light tackle.Fishing seminarThe Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center at 2059 Overseas Highway continues its 2012 bi-weekly seminar series on Thursday. The art of cast netting for live bait will be the topic with hands-on demonstrations by a cast of captains including myself, Howard Kelley and Jim Griffith. The program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and they serve free popcorn and soda. For more information, call w743-6341.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity takes place Thursday at Saltys Waterfront Grill at the 7 Mile Marina, mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will benefit the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@bellsouth.net and www.SeaSquaredCharters.com.If wind allows, get offshore for reef biteFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn Jon Horn shows a big mutton snapper caught with Capt.T.J.Yzenas and Island Lure Charters.
Wednesday,March 21,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com LivingMore Florida Keys kids are heading overseasArecord number of Monroe County high school students are planning to study abroad this summer through the Experiment in International Living program. Almost 50 students have registered already or have applied for scholarships. This is a record number, and we are still accepting applications, says Jeremy Wilkerson, summer programs coordinator for the nonprofit Monroe County Education Foundation. John Padget, president of the Monroe County Education Foundation, initiated Experiment in International Living in the Keys in 2006. Since then, 101 Keys kids have participated. Founded in 1932, the Brattleboro, Vt.,-based program has become a leader in cross-cultural education. Each summer, 800 to 1,000 students from across the United States participate in three-, four and five-week programs that include home stays, language training and community service components. There are programs in 29 countries, plus the Navajo Nation in the U.S. Monroe students will leave the U.S. in small groups at the end of June, joining about 1,000 other U.S. students in the program. Monroe students cant be together in the same group since part of the immersion experience is to make new friends and contacts from around the world. I strongly believe in experiential learning, and partnering with EILhas brought a rare opportunity to Monroes aspirational students, Padget said. Most of the prior EILparticipants, called ambassadors, used their international trips and experiences as the basis for their college application essays. Allison Griffiths, a 10th grader at Key West High, traveled to South Korea last summer and is already registered for China this summer. Her older sister, senior Emily Griffiths, was in Thailand last summer. Like most EILambassadors, the two stay in touch with their American travel companions as well as their host families via social media. Students in Monroe Countys Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program might be eligible for scholarships, according to Dresdin Edwards-Bray, the program coordinator. Take Stock students were notified last November to begin the rigorous application process that includes getting physicals, applying for their passports and writing college quality essays, Edwards-Bray said. To find out more, go to www.experimentinter national.org or call Wilkerson at 293-1546 or Chris Frantz, deputy director of the Experiment in International Living, at (800) 345-2929.Summer program draws nearly 50 applicantsMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Key West High student Allison Griffiths is at the demilitarized zone separating north and South Korea.Last year she went to South Korea through the Experiment in International Living.Annual Ocean Festival celebrates wonders of seaThe southernmost island chains vibrant marine environment is to be celebrated with live music, artistry, kidsactivities, educational exhibits and more during the third annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival, set for noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Mote Marine Laboratory, the event takes place at the Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center, on Key Wests Truman Waterfront past the end of Southard Street. Admission and parking are free. The visitor center for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the facility showcases the regions unique ecosystem including the living coral reef that parallels the Keys. Aliving reef exhibit created by Mote Marine Laboratory is one of the centers highlights. During the Ocean Festival, artist Pasta Pantaleo is to paint a 4-by8-foot mural with help from kids attending. Anticipated to be worth more than $4,000, the completed mural will be auctioned to raise money for Mote Marines Protect Our Reefs program, which works to restore Florida Keys reef tracts. There will be food, soft drinks, beer and cocktails; touch tanks, a silent benefit; prizes; and music. Scheduled performers are the Nick Norman Band with Caffeine Carl, Scott Kirby and Country Dave Edmisten, and the Riddum Tree featuring Jeff Clark and Randy Morrow. Overall, more than 30 exhibits are to spotlight the Keysconservation efforts and the work of nonprofit organizations, and a like number of marine artists, craftspeople and vendors plan to showcase their wares. In addition, an informative fishing seminar and angling opportunity is scheduled for kids ages 5 to 11. To participate, youngsters must register online at http://keysoceanfest.org. Free rods and reels await the first 100 registrants. Proceeds from the festival support Mote Marine Laboratorys coral reef restoration and research programs. Mote is based in Sarasota but has a satellite lab on Summerland Key.Saturday fun includes music, mural auctionKEY WEST The KCB Gems,a women's social group in Key Colony Beach,has donated $700 to Marathon High School for scholarships.Accepting it from Gem Connie Petzold are (from left) Yeineli Gonzalez,Jarrod Mitchell,Alek Steinmetz and Rocio Villegas.SCHOLARSHIP DONATION
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,March 21,2012 CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDSMarch 21, 2012 Monroe County, Florida 1100 Simonton Street Key West, FL 33040 305/292-4525 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Monroe County.REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDSOn or about April 10, 2012 Monroe County will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake activities under the 2010 Small Cities CDBG Program (Contract #12DB-C5-11-5401-H15) to install sewer lateral connections and the abandonment of the associated septic systems for existing single and multi-family units located throughout Monroe County, Florida, at an anticipated cost of $750,000.00. Monroe County will also submit a request to DEO for the release of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds (Contract #12DB-P5-11-54-01-K47) to undertake projects to provide repairs and rehabilitation of single-family units and the acquisition, repair and rehabilitation of multi-family housing units and to initiate ADA Compliance projects to public facilities throughout Monroe County at an anticipated cost of $855,045.23.FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTMonroe County has determined that the 2010 Small Cities CDBG project and the CDBG Disaster Recovery Enhance Funds project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional information for both projects is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Monroe County Housing Authority, 1400 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida, 33040, attention Deanna Lloyd, Project Coordinator, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30A.M to 5:00P.M .PUBLIC COMMENTSAny individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Monroe County Housing Authority, 1400 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida, 33040, attention Deanna Lloyd, Project Coordinator. All comments must be received within 15 days following the publication date of this notice. Comments will be considered prior to Monroe County requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.RELEASE OF FUNDSMonroe County certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that David Ricein his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The States approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows Monroe County to use the CDBG funds.OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDSDEO will accept objections to its release of funds and Monroe County certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners; (b) Monroe County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, 107 E. Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120. Potential objectors should contact Monroe County to verify the actual last day of the objection period. David Rice, Mayor Monroe County Church dedicating historic markerCome Sunday, Marathon officially gets the Middle Keysonly official state historical marker. In 2010, the states Historical Marker Council of the Department of States Division of Historical Resources voted unanimously to approve St. Columba Episcopal Churchs application for a marker and declared the parishs stained glass windows a Florida Heritage Site. The cast aluminum marker has just been placed in front of the church. Its text includes the dates of the congregations founding and the construction of the building, as well as the significance of the windows, their narratives and the faceted glass technique used in their construction. The subjects of two of the 19 windows are mentioned: Alarge portrait window in the parish hall of St. Columba, an Irish missionary to Scotland; and a loch ness monster window in the church that depicts the legend of St. Columba stopping a monster from devouring a swimmer. The marker text: Established in 1955, St. Columba has occupied this building since 1960. From 1977 to 1981, nineteen dalle de verre or faceted stained glass windows were installed. Using thick pieces of colored glass bound together with a stucco-like epoxy, the brilliant colors in these windows transform light into resplendent radiance. The windowssymbolism and impressionistic handing of subject matter offer insights into their narratives on the Seven Days of Creation and the life of Christ. The St. Columba Window offers a portrait of this Irish missionary, while the Loch Ness Monster Window depicts the beast that according to legend St. Columba prevented from devouring a swimmer. The dedication of the marker is planned for 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, on 52nd Street bayside behind the Panda House restaurant. Following the dedication, everyones invited to a chili cook-off in the parish hall.State honor is only one in Middle KeysMARATHON Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThe marker at St.Columba Episcopal Church is the only state historical marker in Marathon.It gets dedicated on Sunday.LIVING BRIEFSFundraiser Sunday for wildlife centerRobert Graham and Jennifer Lopes host a fundraiser for the Key West Wildlife Center at their home on Sunset Key in Key West Harbor on Sunday at 5 p.m. The Key West Wildlife Center is a not-for-profit providing wild-bird rescue, rehabilitation and release services from Key West up to mile marker 15. For a tax-deductible donation of $50, payable in cash or by check to the center, guests will enjoy food, drink and experience the release of a short-tailed hawk back into the wild. Those attending must RSVPby sending an e-mail tojennifer firstname.lastname@example.org. Those going will take the boat launch from the Westin Marina to Sunset Key that departs promptly at 4:45 p.m.Easter on the Farm returns on SundayIts Easter on the Animal Farm again this Sunday on Stock Island. The annual outing is at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm from 1 to 3 p.m. The farm is at the Stock Island jail on College Road. The free event offers something for everyone. The Easter bunny will be there to hide eggs for the kids to find. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts and, of course, visits with all the animals more than 200 at the farm.Side Dish Challenge deadline gets nearThe Marathon Alumni Athletic Club has its second annual Side Dish Challenge, a judged cooking competition, slated for April 26 at Marathon High School but the deadline to sign up is noon March 31. Cost to enter is $10, with proceeds going to the Marathon High School sports booster group. The winner gets $300, second place is worth $200, third is $150 and fourth is $100. To enter, participants must live within Marathon school boundaries. To sign up, call Kevin Woodland at 743-1853.Free computer classes at libraryThe Key West library is offering free computer classes on some Thursday and Saturday mornings in April. Seating is limited so registration is required. The Thursday classes run from 9:45 to 11 a.m. on April 12, 19 and 26 and will cover word processing how to create, edit and format a document on the computer. The Saturday classes run from 10 to 11 a.m. and will be held on April 14, 21 and 28. They are intended for people who are new to computers. For more information or to sign up, stop by the Reference Desk at the library, 700 Fleming St., or call 292-3595.Deer organization has scholarshipsThe Key Deer Protection Alliance and the Friends and Volunteers of Refuges are offering a pair of $1,000 scholarships to deserving local students, one each at Marathon and Key West high schools. The Mick Putney Memorial Scholarship will be presented to an applicant planning to major in and pursue a career in the biological or environmental sciences. Interested students can obtain an application form from their school guidance office. Application deadline is April 13.Lignumvitae Key is history topicJanice Duquesnel, a biologist employed the past 17 years by the Florida Park Service, will speak to the Upper Keys Senior Group on the history of Lignumvitae Key, a small island near Islamorada, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Key Largo library, in Tradewinds Plaza at mile marker 101.4. The free program is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For further information call Kathy Gong at 394-4006.Fish fry planned at Martin LutherMartin Luther Chapel 122nd Street bayside in Marathon has a fish fry March 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $13. Any questions, call 2890700.Night of gaming benefits AIDS HelpAnight of gaming is planned at the inaugural Night in Monte Carlo on March 31 to benefit AIDS Help. The grand ballroom at the Casa Marina Resort in Key West will be transformed into a Las Vegasstyle casino, and on the stage, Peter Diamond & Friends will bring back music from the Rat Pack. It starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and hors doeuvres. Gaming goes from 7 to 10 p.m. Each player will be given $2,500 in funny money for gaming. At the end of the evening, the winnings will be cashed in for raffle tickets to win prizes. Tickets are $100 per person and include gaming and two drink tickets. Limited seating for a Texas Holdem tournament is an additional $40 per player. To get tickets, call Pam DeMala at 2966196.Benvenuti showing his nature photosSanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keysnext free event in its monthly film and lecture series is an April 5 presentation by Marathon resident Larry Benvenuti, an excellent nature and underwater photographer. See the Florida Keys through his eyes from the air, land and under the sea at the Marathon Power and Sail Squadron building on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon, behind the Panda House restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m.Night in Old Havana benefits MontessoriThe fifth annual Night in Old Havana fundraiser for the Treasure Village Montessori Middle School in Islamorada is planned for 6 to 11 p.m. April 7 at the Elks Club in Tavernier, mile marker 92 bayside. The night includes the Cuban band La Charanga Tipica Tropical. The 12piece band is known as one of Cubas best salsa bands. Throughout the years, its performed internationally, at Miamis Calle Ocho and with Cuban greats such as Celia Cruz. Cuban artist Carmen Sotolongo Kelley of the Key Largo Art Gallery will display her paintings of her homeland during cocktail hour and a silent auction. There will also be a Cuba Libre cash bar, domino tables and cigar lounge. Tickets are $75 per person. This includes appetizers, traditional Cuban cuisine, entry into the silent auction and four hours of entertainment. For tickets, contact Marlen Weeks at 3941680.
Wednesday,March 21,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.comNative plant day at PennekampEARTH DAY 2012Many green events planned forthe KeysEarth Day is to be commemorated around the globe April 22, and numerous events are planned besides Saturdays native plant day in Key Largo.Bahia Honda State Park at mile marker 36.8 is to host its 17th annual Earth Day celebration April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free family-friendly event features live music, a sand sculpture contest, fish printing, puppet shows, childrens games, environmental exhibitions by local groups such as the Turtle Hospital and more. For more information, call the Bahia Honda Sand and Sea Nature Center at 872-9807.Certified scuba divers can take part in a coral-reef restoration program with the marine scientists from Key Largos Coral Restoration Foundation in conjunction with Sustainatopia, one of the worlds largest events that celebrates the fusion of social, financial and environmental sustainability being held in Miami April 19 to 25. Full-day excursions in Key Largo are available April 20, 21 and 22. Participants meet for a morning training session discussing causes of coral reef decline, CRFs role in coral restoration and how recreational divers help by volunteering. Atwo-tank guided afternoon dive to the offshore coral nursery and an active restoration site includes a tour of one of the reefs where CRF has been restoring corals, followed by hands-on coral propagation and nursery maintenance activities. If weather conditions allow, participants will be able to help plant nurserygrown corals on the reef. This is primarily a dive excursion, and active participants must be certified open-water scuba divers. Cost is $100 per person and minimum age is 14. Tickets are available at http://sustainatopia.com /april20/coral-restoration -foundation.Green Living & Energy Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable living in the Keys, is teaming with the city of Key West and other organizations for Earth Day celebrations including short movies, green tours, cleanups and community projects. Highlights include an April 19 community garden tour and a 5 to 7 p.m. sustainable food event April 20 at Key Wests BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St. The Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., is to host an environmental movie April 22 with a panel discussion on the sustainability of Key West. Call GLEEs Allison Higgins at 923-1783 or visit www.keywestcity.com for an event schedule.The Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key is to host its annual Ocean Day Celebration on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center welcomes Keys thirdand fifthgrade classes for a funfilled day of watching the centers resident dolphins and learning about marine life, the Keys environment and other topics. Presenters include numerous organizations such as Bahia Honda State Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Reef Relief. For information, call 289-1121.Coral dive, garden tour on the scheduleEARTH DAY 2012 The Florida Keys chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Keys students with its Good Citizen Award at its luncheon at Marathon High School on March 3.Recipients demonstrate dependability,service,leadership and patriotism.Here (from left) are Vice Regent Emily Hardner,Coral Shores High School winner Katherine Fry,Key West High Madison Dorman and Virginia Spear,chairwoman of the program.Abigail Lindholm from Island Christian School and Stormy Bezanis from Marathon High were also awarded.GOOD CITIZENS LIVING BRIEFSSamuel's House lauds volunteersThe board Samuel's House, which houses homeless women and their children in Key West, is honoring 10 Key West men and women on April 12 for their philanthropy and volunteer efforts. The Women of Integrity and Men of Valor Dinner is at 6:30pm at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort on South Roosevelt Boulevard. The honorees are Sunny Booker, Craig Cates, Mary Lou Hoover, Tom Lavender, Robert Loeffler, Gwendolyn Magby, Mike Mongo, Tom Oosterhoudt, Carolyn Sullivan and Greg Sullivan. The proceeds benefit the programs of Samuel's House. Cost is $50 per person, which includes a dinner buffet, silent auction, entertainment and a cash bar. Call Mindy McKenzie at 2960240, Ext. 11, for tickets.Key West Pops have big raffleThe Key West Pops Orchestra is holding what it calls a Big Bucks Raffle as a fundraiser for its 2012-13 concert season. The grand prize is $10,000, second is $3,000, third is $1,000, and there will be five fourth prizes of $200. Tickets are $100 each and only 300 will be sold. The drawing will be held Sunday. Tickets may be purchased from pops board members or by calling 2966059. The Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo are getting a jump on April 22s Earth Day with a native plant day on Saturday at Pennekamp, mile marker 102.5 oceanside. Nursery volunteers from the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock will have information booths where visitors can learn the importance of native plants, how to propagate and care for native plants and how to plant butterfly gardens. Native plants, raised by the nursery volunteers, will be given away for planting at Keys homes. By giving residents native plants, this event aims to increase awareness of the importance of growing natives in the delicate environment of the Florida Keys. Other groups exhibiting will include the University of Florida Institute of Food an-d Agricultural Sciences/Monroe County Cooperative Extension Office, Florida Native Plant Society, Izaak Walton League, National Parks Conservation Association/Eco-Mariner, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Park Service, Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the Florida Keys Seagrass Outreach Partnership. Activities for children will be available. Two speakers will address participants. Kim Gabel, horticulture agent with the Extensive Service, will speak at 9:30 a.m. about a recent challenge to gardeners, the rugose spiraling white fly that is decimating some landscapes and ruining carspaint jobs. Florida Park Service biologist Susan Sprunt will speak at noon on landscaping with native plants. There will also be two 45-minute nature walks through the tropical hardwood hammock, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., led by Susan Kolterman, Florida Park Service nursery volunteer. The parks entrance fee will be waived for those attending the event. For more information, call Elena Muratori at 4511202.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,March 21,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A LOGO Dummy031 Error: 1 Dummy0319-16:20:11 2 x 5.5 (77.6471) Dummy Dummy A A A D / 7148800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENo:2012DR55M DIVISION:FAMILY SUSANLOCHER Petitioner RICHARDESSER Respondent NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE ToRichardEsser,105AAlynn Place,Marathon,FL.33050 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toitonSusan Locherwhoseaddressis105A A lynnPlace,MarathonFL, 33050onorbeforeMarch29th, 2012andfiletheoriginalwith theclerkofthisCourtat3117 OverseasHighway,Marathon, FL33050beforeserviceon Petitionerorimmediately thereafter.Ifyoufailtodoso,a defaultmaybeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemandedin thepetition. Copiesofallcourtdocuments inthiscase,includingorders, areavailableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.Youmay reviewthesedocumentsupon request. YoumustkeeptheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsofficenotifiedof yourcurrentaddress.(Youmay fileNoticeofCurrentAddress, FloridaSupremeCourt A pprovedFamilyLawForm 12.915.)Futurepapersinthis lawsuitwillbemailedtothe addressonrecordattheclerks office. WARNING:Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresultin sanctions,includingdismissal orstrikingofpleadings. DatedFebruary24th,2012 DannyKolhage CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT By:TammyMarciel DeputyClerk PublishFebruary29,March7, March14,March212012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7447000 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE HitchKing givesnoticeof ForeclosureofLienandintent tosellthisboat onMarch28, 2012at9:00amat245 OverseasHighway,Big CoppittKey,Fl.33040, pursuanttosubsection713-78 ofFloridaStatutes,HitchKing reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/allbids. 2004FiberglassBoat PWV06766A404 PublishMarch14,21,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.7431500Noticeofsale RainbowTitle& Lien,Inc.willsellatPublicSale atAuctionthefollowing vehiclestosatisfylienpursuant toChapter677.209/210ofthe FloridaStatutesonApril05, 2012at10A.M. *Auctionwill occurwhereeachvehicle/ vesselislocated* 1989CUTL, VIN / HUD414820Locatedat: GallowayBayMobileHome Park1361OverseasHwy, Marathon,FL33050Owner: BarbaraGKirby(or)JerryC Kirby1361OverseasHwyofc, Marathon,FLCustomer:same asregisteredowner,Lien A mount:$17,975.00.a)Notice totheownerorlienorthathe hasarighttoahearingpriorto thescheduleddateofsaleby filingwiththeClerkoftheCourt. b)Ownerhastherightto recoverpossessionofvehicle bypostingbondinaccordance withFloridaStatutesSection 559.917.c)Proceedsfromthe saleofthevehicleafter paymentlienclaimedbylienor willbedepositedwiththeClerk oftheCourt.Anyperson(s) claiminganyinterest(s)inthe abovevehiclescontact: RainbowTitle&Lien,Inc., (954)920-6020. *Allauctions areheldwithreserve* Some ofthevehiclesmayhavebeen releasedpriortoauctionLIC / A B-0001256 PublishMarch14,21,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7423300 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.12-055 A A INRE:ESTATEOF JohnE.Ball Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJohnE.Ball,deceased, whosedateofdeathwasJuly 14th,2011,andwhosesocial securitynumberis xxx-xx-3251,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisMarch14,2012. PersonalRepresentative: M.SuzanneHedden 171511thSt. Coralville,IA52241 LAWOFFICESOFTHOMAS D.WRIGHT,CHARTERED A ttorneysforPersonal Representative P.O.Box500309 Marathon,FL33050-0309 Telephone:(305)743-8118 FloridaBarNo.92163 E-MailAddress: courtneykeysclosings.com PublishMarch14,21,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7601000 INTHECOUNTYCOURTIN A NDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:04CC194P A SSETACCEPTANCE,LLC Plaintiff, Vs. PRESTONCJENNINGS, Defendant, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa FinalSummaryJudgment enteredbytheCountyCourtin andforMonroeCounty,Florida onthe29thdayDecember, 2005,andbyvirtueofaWritof Executionissuedintheabove styledcauseonthe26thdayof October,2011,I,RobertP. Peryam,SheriffofMonroe County,Floridahavelevied uponandwillofferforsaleand selltothehighestbidderfor cash,subjecttoanymortgages orliensthereon,inthemorning onthe23rddayofApril,2012, at11:00A.M.atGuysTowing 99060OverseasHwy.,Key Largo,Florida,theinterestsof PRESTONCJENNINGS defendantinexecution,inthe followingdescribedproperty, subjecttoanyandallother liens,taxes,judgments,or encumbranceswhatsoever: SPECIFICDESCRIPTIONOF PROPERTY Vehicle: 2002VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN VehicleIdentificationNo.: WV2MB47022H090881 DATEDthis19thdayofMarch, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishMarch21,28,April4, 11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7481400 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.12-CP-14-P INRE:ESTATEOF JOHNF.HISKO, Deceased. A A NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJOHNF.HISKO,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas January1,2012,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is88820OverseasHighway, PlantationKey,Florida33070. Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrepresentatives andthepersonal representativesattorneyare setforthbelow. 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 thisnoticeisMarch14,2012. PersonalRepresentatives: JosephF.Hisko 161OceanDrive Tavernier,FL33070 JohnFrederickHisko 811AnchorDrive ForkedRiver,NJ08731 A ttorneyforPersonal Representatives: PatriciaM.Silver,Esq. Fla.BarNo.198919 TheSilverLawGroup,P.A. P.O.Box710 Islamorada,FL33036 Telephone:(305)664-3363 PublishMarch14,21,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7517900 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.442011CA000884 FANNIEMAE(FEDERAL NATIONALMORTGAGE A SSOCIATION) Plaintiff, vs. DEANA.FERRERIO;KIVA FERRERIO;BANKOF A MERICA,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSION OFTHESUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedMarch2, 2012,andenteredinCaseNo. 442011CA000884,ofthe CircuitCourtofthe16th JudicialCircuitinandfor MONROECounty,Florida. FANNIEMAE(FEDERAL NATIONALMORTGAGE A SSOCIATION)isPlaintiff andDEANA.FERRERIO; KIVAFERRERIO;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSION OFTHESUBJECT PROPERTY;BANKOF A MERICA,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION;are defendants.Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashATTHEFRONTDOOR OFTHEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,LESTER BUILDING,AT500 WHITEHEADSTREET,KEY WESTINMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,at11:00a.m.,onthe 10dayofApril,2012,the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT1,BLOCK4,EDENAIRE, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK4,PAGE32, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDS OFMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,TOGETHERWITH THEWESTERLYONE-HALF OFMARLINSTREETAS SHOWNONTHE A FOREMENTIONEDPLAT LYINGSOUTHERLYOF PEARLAVENUEALSO SHOWNONSAIDPLATAND LYINGADJACENTTOSAID LOT1,BLOCK4,EDENAIRE A NDBEINGMORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED A SFOLLOWS: BEGINATTHESOUTHEAST CORNEROFLOT1,BLOCK4, EDENAIRE,ACCORDINGTO A A THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,PAGE32OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA;THENCE NORTH9B30EAST,ALONG THEWESTERLYLINEOF SAIDMARLINSTREET,A DISTANCEOF85.00FEETTO THEPOINTOFCURVATURE OFACURVETOTHELEFT, HAVINGARADIUSOF25.00 FEET,ACENTRALANGLE OF90B00TOTHELEFT, HAVINGARADIUSOF25.00 FEET;ACENTRALANGLE OF90B00,TANGENT LENGTHOF25.00:FEET; THENCEALONGTHEARC OFSAIDCURVE,ANARC CHORDLENGTHOF35.36 FEET;THENCEALONGTHE A RCOFSAIDCURVE,AN A RCLENGTHOF39.27FEET TOTHEPOINTOF TANGENCYOFSAIDCURVE; THENCENORTH80B30 EAST,ALONGTHE SOUTHERLYLINEOFSAID PEARLAVENUE,A DISTANCEOF50.00FEET; THENCESOUTH9B30 EAST,ALONGTHE CENTERLINEOFSAID MARLINSTREET,A DISTANCEOF110.00FEET; THENCESOUTH80B30 WEST,ALONGTHE SOUTHERLYLINEOFSAID EDENAIRESUBDIVISION,A DISTANCEOF25.00FEETTO THEPOINTOFBEGINNING. A personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60days afterthesale. Datedthis12dayofMarch, 2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt ByM.Arguez A sDeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwith disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, FL33040,(305)292-3423,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceiving thisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days; ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 PublishMarch21,28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7603000 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2012CP15M INRE:ESTATEOF JOHNG.SMALE Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJOHNG.SMALE,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas November19,2011,and whosesocialsecuritynumber isxxx-xx-8536,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims A A 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 thisnoticeisMarch21,2012. PersonalRepresentative: CatherineS.Caldemeyer 1104FullerStreet Cincinnati,OH45202 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardW.Winesett FloridaBarNo.159146 A VERY,WHIGHAM& WINESETT,PA PostOfficeBox610 FortMyers,FL33902 Telephone:239-334-7040 PublishMarch21,28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A FOUNDGOLDBRACELET InGrassyKeyaboutaweek ago.PleasecalltoI.D.design. (305)743-8841 A A LOSTGRAYSCHANUZER on3/16near24/25thStreet, Marathon.Mysonspupis sorelymissed.954-655-0422 A A CASHIER/DOCKHAND F/T.Drugtestrequired.Apply inpersonatPanchosFuel Dock,1280OceanviewAve, Marathonorcall743-2281 COOKWANTED $12/hr.to start.MustbeStateCertified. Mustread,write&understand English.Applyinpersonat A ngelosCountryStore,MM 74.5,LowerMatecumbe. A skforMoe.305-664-1071 DRIVERWANTED ToassistdrivingtoNewJersey fromMarathon,Fl,April6th. 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Wednesday,March 21,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. A A A A A A A A LOGO Dummy031 Error: 1 Dummy0319-16:17:28 6 x 7.2 (102.353) Dummy Dummy A A FAMILYPLUMBING COMPANY hiring sewerinstaller. Musthave exp.andFLD.L.Equipment operatorisaplus.743-4245 HAIRDRESSERNEEDED ForbusysaloninMarathon. Pleasecall (305)849-0466 HOUSEKEEPERNeededSaturdays Call305-743-8446, Marathon KENNELCAREGIVER A nimalcaredutiesreqd.Must beabletoliftatleast50 pounds.Thiscriticalposition willonlybefilledbya compassionate,caring individualthatlovestowork withanimalsandpeople.Part timedayorevenings. Call MarathonVeterinary Hospital.305-743-7099 MECHANIC 20yearsexp,mustbefluentin Modis,Alldata&Mitchell5. A pply2525OverseasHwy, Marathon. PLUMBER-MARATHON Experiencedonly.Musthave cleandrivingrecordandbe abletopassdrugtest. (305)731-7797 RENTALOPERATORSAND TOURGUIDESwanted! Pleasesendresumeto bradsevensports.com orapplyinpersonat84771 OverseasHwy,305-853-5483 SunshineKeyRVResortIs NowHiring forMaintenance, FrontDeskandHousekeeping. Fun,relaxedatmosphere. BackgroundcheckandDL required.Applyinpersonat Office,MM38,justsouthofthe 7MileBridge.305-872-2217 TEACHERFORSCHOOL AGECHILDREN Certificationaplus,ongoing classesandbackgroundcheck reqd.Pleaseapplyinperson, M-F,7am-5pm,550122ndSt, Ocean,Marathon.743-3517 WANTED LobsterTrapRepairmen. $12/hr.ConchKey. (305)743-2165 A A WANTED-SAILINGCOUPLE tomanagesmalsailing resort. Freedockageand/or apt.Plussalary.CallTomat 305-743-8454 WatersportsAttendantF/T forbusycompanyinIslamorada.Mustbehardworking& dependable.Weekends&valid dr.lic.amust!305-896-2915 WINEDISTRIBUTOR seeks Part-TimeSalesPersonor ManufacturingRepresentative Faxresumeto 813-443-5206 A A CENTENNIALBANK isseekingcandidatesfor Teller, Part-timeinIslamorada Teller, Full-timeinKeyLargo CentennialBankisseekinga candidateforouropenTeller positionsintheUpperKeys. Mustbeflexibletowork occasionalSaturdayhours. Tellerexperienceandexcellent customerserviceskills required.Toapply,pleasego to:https://homebancshares. applicantharbor.com.Ifyou haveanyquestions,call JackieGrasley,305-676-3004 A nEqualOpportunity EmployerM/F/D/V A A MARATHONGARBAGE SERVICEIsnowhiring P/TOFFICEASSISTANT. Computerexp.amust.Min.HS diploma/GED.QuickBooks, A /R,A/Pexperienceaplus. APPLYINPERSONONLY 4290OverseasHwy,Mrthn. OFFICEMANAGER FORAUTOREPAIRSHOP. Experienceinautorepair preferred.2525OverseasHwy, Marathon. A A Hover-Tour.comishiring experienced MARINE MECHANIC forDieselengines inKeyLargo.Call (305)904-3847tomakean appointment.Tofindoutmore aboutusgotoHover-Tour.com A A CATCH53RESTAURANT NOWHIRINGFORALL POSITIONS. Pleaseapplyinperson,behind HolidayInnExpress,Marathon EXPERIENCEDFRONT DESKCLERK -Mustbe flexibletoworknights& weekends.ApplyBananaBay Resort,4590O/SHwy,Mrthn. A A EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPersonFrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. FULLTIMEBREAKFAST ANDLUNCHCOOKNEEDED Willingtotrain.Apply TheStuffedPig,Marathon. HOUSEKEEPINGNIGHTAUDIT A pplyinperson,Mon-Fri, KeyWestInn,201OceanDr, KeyLargo. IMMEDIATEHIRINGDiningRoomCaptains withknowledgeofwineDinnerFoodRunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforappointment. NOWHIRING:SERVERS, BARTENDERS,HOSTS, EXPEDITORS. Ifyouare professional&personable, &treatyourcustomersasif theywereyourfriends,then applyinpersonatSundowners, MM104,Bayside.DFWP. PT/FT,Wknds,Eves. Mustbe expdandcustomerfocused. HousekeepingSecurityMaintenanceWaitstaff A pply:FiestaKeyRVResort, MM70,LongKey;M-F,9a-3p RESTAURANTMANAGER neededinKeyLargoarea forhighlysuccessful RestaurantGroup.Mustbe willingtoworknight&wknds. Salarycommensuratew/exp. Faxresumeto305-453-9661 orEmail:apfkrm.com TAVERNIERDAIRYQUEEN Nowacceptingapplications foraManagermustbewilling toworknights,weekends,& holidays.Salary commensuratewithexp. Pleaseemailapfkrm.com orfaxyourresumeto 305-453-9661. WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiringSERVERSBARBACKBUSSERHOSTESS A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A LookingforaLocal Business? Alsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,March 21,2012 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 A A A A A A ALLAMERICANCOINS &CURRENCY Penniesto ALL largecurrency. PrivateCollectorPays TopDollar! (305)743-5780 A A PRIVATECOLLECTOR SEEKINGWOODCARVINGS BYCHRISDUBE ph561-324-9778 buffet49bellsouth.net WANTED OLDORANTIQUEGUNS KeyLargoAnglersClub. CallBobJones,305-367-2382 ext.1131 A A AnnualPlantsOnTheRun Y ardSale. Pots,plants, orchids,hshld&muchmisc!! Fri,8-?,Sat,8-?,132Gulfwind LnbehindAirportoffAviation Sat3/24,8am-4:30pm Rods,reels,lures,electric tools,outdoor&indoor furniture,exercisebike,etc. 126PoncedeLeon,MM74.5 A A BATHROOMVANITY Brandnew,modern,double sink,abovecounter,wall mount,espressofinish, 68in.w/mirrors&shelves. Stillinbox.Paid$1800. Call305-393-0802 PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 USEDFURNITURE 1yearold,lookslikenew. Entirehouseinside&out. Callforinfo&appt. 305-743-3384;610-427-3649 A A A1/1COTTAGE-FULLY furnished.Incl.Util. Wifi& Sat.TV.$975/mo.F/S.Annual lease.MM100Bayside.Ref. Reqd.305-924-0137 BIGPINEKEYYearlyRental. Modern2BRcanalfronthome. DirectOceanaccessatendof canal.$1795 /moF/L/S. CallCurt,215-431-4931 KEYCOLONYBEACH TOWNHOUSE 3BR,3BA.Drylot. $1,800permonth. CallArturo:305-389-7491 LITTLETORCH,MM28 Outstanding3BR,2.5BA waterfront,pool.Nosmoking. Nopets.Boatslip.$2,700mo utils.305-743-4633 MM106-4BR/2.5BA KeyLargo,PetsOK, Fencedbackyard. $2000permo.F/L/S. Call305-451-4502 MM74LowerMatecumbe Upscale3/3house.Private setting,dockage&pool. A nnual.Nosmoking.F/L/S Furn.$3500305-481-0757 SUMMERLANDKEY2/2 grnd level,completelyrefurbished, cornerlot,onwaterw/dock, niceyard,storagebldg.$1600, F/L/S.Availnow305-393-1415 SUMMERLANDKEY Oceanfront2/2, W/D,A/C, dock,boatbasin,beach. $1,800/mo.Petsconsidered. 561-371-9838,561-588-4919 A A KEYLARGOMM102 2BR,2BAmobilehome. W/D,deck,carport. $900 utilities security deposit.703-395-3602 A A ISLAMORADA-1BR.FURN. onBaysidecanalw/dockage, pool,W/D,&util.NoSmoking. Sec.depositreqd.$1000/mo. Call609-377-1000 ISLAMORADAMM82unfurn Efficiency. Clean,quiet location $780monthincludes utilites.Petconsidered.$1000 sec.Yearlease.970-846-5903 A AKCBTwinplx -2615thSt, 2BR,1BA.30dockw/davits. A lltileflrs,centrA/C,ht.W/D hkup. Reduced! $1295/mo,12 mo.lease.F/L/S419-239-1046 AAKCBTwinplx -2615thSt, 2BR,1BA.30dockw/davits. Alltileflrs,centrA/C,ht.W/D hkup. Reduced! $1295/mo,12 mo.lease.F/L/S419-239-1046 KEYLARGO,MM105 LARGEEFFCY,NEW. A llutils WiFi.Private entrance/patio.Boatramp/park incl.$790.786-797-9737 A A MARATHON1BR,1BA, GROUNDLEVELDUPLEX. A pprox.600sf.$1000/mo includesutilities.423-313-5731 or423-775-5731 MARATHON2BR,1BA, upperlevel,furnorunfurn. Wooddeck,niceyard,$1350/ moinclutil.F/L/S.Extraprkng. 423-313-5731;423-775-5731 MARATHON/COCOPLUM Onthewater!1BR,1-1/2BA condoatCocoPlumTerraces. Furn,dock,tennis,pool.$1000 mo/annually.732-233-5320 MARATHONEFFICIENCY OceanIslesgatedcommty. Furn,onthewater!Clubhouse w/pool,N/S,nopets.$800/mo 386-308-4071;386-467-1966 MARATHONLarge2brapt. veryclean,quietneighborhood, offstreetparking.W/D.Heat& airincl.Furnished.$1300. F/L/S.CallLew609-425-7800 MARATHONSTUDIOAPT. Furnished.Water&electric included.Nopets.$900/mo F/L/S.743-0404 MM881BEDROOM A partment.Electric andwaterincludedfor $600.00amonth!Call 305-451-4502 PLANTATIONKEYMM89.2 1BRFurn.,rearupstairs,Apt w/laundryonsite.$1050/mo. incl.utilities.F/S.Call 305-517-6252,305-664-7252 A A BIGPINE ROOMSFOR RENT Bedonly,accessto W/D,kitchenandcommonarea w/TV.Noammenitiesinroom. $400/mo.305-879-2500 A A A AGulffrontMarathonHome onGulfstreamBlvd.2BR/2BA, groundlevel.Sunsetsevery night!Furn,dockage.Nicearea $3250/mo security.Monthly min.Nopets.800-634-7653 AAGulffrontMarathonHome onGulfstreamBlvd.2BR/2BA, groundlevel.Sunsetsevery night!Furn,dockage.Nicearea $3250/mo security.Monthly min.Nopets.800-634-7653 KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. Call786-258-3127 MM96OCEANVIEWHOUSE 3BR/2BAw/Dock.Completely furnishedinside/outside,pool table,grill,W/D,A/C.Nosmkng A vail.now.954-444-2417 SecludedSolarPowered 2BR2BAHomeoncanal w/DockageLocatedonNo NameKeyMonthlyRates 561-736-0786 A A HeartOfMarathonOfficeorretail.1000sqft.Next toPublix,thenewWalgreens andmarina. 561-743-3745 MARATHONCommspace 2,450sqftofficeplusstorage. 180frontfootageonUS / 1. Lotsofprkg.Industrialzoned warehouses,980sfw/office& 350sfspace.CallJohn 587-7529,Kurt481-4838 MARATHON OFFICEOR RETAIL Primecorner,1100sf.Nextto Wendys,acrossfrompost office.CallJim305-481-7557 MARATHONUS1 CommercialSpaceAvail. 1000sf,$1/sf util,taxes& insur.Yardspacealso available.305-923-9542 A A KEYLARGO Nice,quietpark, beautifulsunsets.Permanent RV/mobilehomesites.Adults only,petsunder15lbs. $480 utils.305-451-2911 RVLOTSFORRENT Marathon InAdultPark Pleasecall305-743-6519 RVLOTSFORRENT DocksAvail .Islamorada Bayside,MM81.5.Full hook-ups.Weekly,Seasonal, A nnual Call305-393-3377 A A BESTBUYINMARATHON SOMBREROAREA. 3BR2 BAstilthomeoncanal.Ocean view! Belowmarket. Willconsideryrlylease.305-304-9188 BESTPRICEINTHEKEYS! Only$42,000.Land,trailer withFl.room.KeysRVPark. Marathon.ForSaleBy Owner,305-879-8077 KEYLARGO,MM103,GALE PLACE. Doublewidemodular 3/2,possible2family.Excellent condition.$120,000.Possible financing.305-942-3055 A A KEYLARGO Handicapped designParkModel.40x12fully furn,c-h/a.$15K.Lotrent$480. Brandnew.Adultsonly,pets under15lbs.305-451-2911 A A MARATHON/COCOPLUM 1/1condo.Furnished,freshly renovated,boatslipavailable. $127,500.305-395-9690; dbeachbluegrass.net A A CudjoeGardens/CudjoeKey Lotsforsale,80,on canal.Allpermits.Readyto build.$90,000. Willfinance. 305-942-3055 A A 15BOSTONWHALERRAGE JetDrive,withT-Top. Withtrailer. $2,200. 305-942-3055,MM99 21COBIA2009 CC,bimini,head,150HP Yamaha4stroke,lowhrs. Magictilttrailer,drystored, Mrthn.$26K.802-734-0585 25TIARAPURSUIT, cuddy cabin,I/OMercruiser.All electronics.Inwater,readyto go!3004thSt,KeyColonyBch. 305-743-6334,makeoffer. 25WORLDCAT2000 loaded, under400hrstwin115hp Yamahas4strokes,tandem trailer.$36,995OBO.Moving, mustgo.Frank305-342-2962 26REGALVALENTI 350HPMerccruiser,1year old.Reallynicecabin,quite liveable!$7000.305-394-4347 29COMMERCIALY&G 300HPJohnDeere,lowhours. Fishing&trappulling. Fullelectronics.$25K. 305-522-2702,Islamorada 30HYDROCAT1998 2005300hpHPDIYam,hard top,2-50galauxtanks.With trailer$53K,notrailer$51K. 413-237-5001 34CRUSADERDELRIO 3208 -Likenewcommercial Lobster&StoneCrabboat.All electricequipment,readyto fish!$49,999.(305)735-4132 AHOYMOBILEMARINE Inboards,MercCruiser,Our Specialty!WeProfessionally ServiceAllOutboards.Master CertifiedTech.305-394-4347 CarolinaSkiffSpecialists All sizes&models:SeaChasers, Benningtonpontoons&Hydrasports.CallFt.MyersforWest Coastpricing!800-955-7543 A A 30 GRAMPIANSAILBOAT Excellentcondition,great liveaboard. Reduced!$4,000. Seeat2525OverseasHwy, Marathon. A A 15HPJOHNSON SAILBOATMODELL.S. longshaft,usedinfreshwater only. $750obo.858-525-5414 Marathon A A BEAUTIFULWETSLIPMM50 Gulfside,Marathon Deepwateraccess&canal $250/mo.Noliveaboards. Waterincluded.305-923-3156 BOATSLIPFORRENT MM99OCEANSIDE $10ft.Upto40ft. Noliveaboards.Water& Electric.(305)942-3055 BOATSTORAGEIN MARATHON -wet&dryslips availimmed.40&50wetslips also36dryrackinsidestorage. Call305-289-0064 Liveaboardboatslipforsale BonefishMarina,Marathon.Up to50vessel.DeededBay bottom.$189K.305-395-9690; dbeachbluegrass.net LIVEABOARDDOCKFOR RENT COCOPLUM / MARATHON. A vailablenow.Pleasecall 305-743-6519 LIVEABOARDDOCKSLIP. MM54.Upto40sailboat. Marina,bathhouse.Allutil incl.FreeWiFi&cable.$500 / mo.Nodogs.305-289-0800 A A AADavebuyspermits SoAtlanticSnapper,Grouper, GulfReef,K/Mack,Shark, Sword,Tuna. $$$in48hours!904-262-2869 A AAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S A tlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com AAAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S AtlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com BALLYHOOLICENSEFOR SALEORLEASE Subjecttooffer.CallNathan Webberat773-266-1073 LOBSTERCERTS540 A $110ea.305-664-1286 MTHN-MarineStorage :boats, trailers,campers,anyclean storageOKonwheels.Best ratesintown.Checkwithus first!CallEmil,731-3386 OCEANKAYAK-Malibu2 Withallaccess.incl2adjust seats,anchor&minitrailer. Bestofferover$500!Cansee onLongKey.305-664-3326 WANTED-SAILINGCOUPLE tomanagesmalsailing resort. Freedockageand/or apt.Plussalary.CallTomat 305-743-8454 A A Autoswanted.Allyears. Junk-Used.Car-Van-Truck. Runornot.Cashordonatefor taxwriteoff.305-332-0483 ParadiseTowingisbuyingjunkedcars. Call(305)731-6540 2008DODGERAM 1500QuadCab. Hemi,2WD,Infinity sound,106Kmiles. $14,999.305-923-3810 A A 2000DODGECARAVAN 120,000miles.Goodcond. Newfrontend&tires. $2,500. 305-942-3055,MM99 DODGERAMEXTENDED CABPICKUP w/topper.V-8 automatic,65Koriginalmiles, boathitch,greatcondition! $5500obo.305-522-0237 A A WANTEDTOBUY RVSANDPARKMODELS. Pleasecall (305)304-6631