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Publication Date: 08-15-2012
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 15,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.65 25 CENTS Scary findA python 17 feet,7 inches long a record for Florida is found in the Everglades. Story, 5A Attempted murderA Marathon woman accused of trying to kill her baby with a rock is set for trial next week.Story, 3A VOGEL UPSETS WARDWith an upset victory, former prosecutor Catherine Vogel ended Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Wards re-election bid in Tuesdays Democratic primary. The victory moves Vogel to the November ballot where she will face Republican Mark Kohl, her former boss in the State Attorneys Office. Im feeling pretty good right now, Vogel said after pulling 53 percent of the vote against Ward. I think the message that experience counts had a lot to do with it, she said. People appreciate experience and hard work. Vogel successfully campaigned on her 27-year track record as a prosecutor, a resume that includes highprofile murder convictions. I love being a prosecutor, Vogel said early in her primary challenge. I feel passionate about the office. Vogel, 58, served as one of two chief assistant state attorneys to Kohl. She resigned after Ward defeated Kohl in the 2008 general election, but before Ward was sworn into office.Vogel said she left because she feared Ward would not treat the agency staff who worked under Kohl fairly. Ward said Vogel resigned shortly after he vowed to carry through on a pledge to cut her salary, then $140,000 a year.In the campaign, Vogel frequently charged that Ward lacks the experience and integrity to serve as leader of the state attorneys office. I have more experience than anyone in [Wards] office, more years on the job and more heart, Vogel said in a forum debate. Ward, 60, has said his previous 29-year career as a Miami Beach police officerFormer prosecutor defeats incumbent, faces previous state attorney KohlSTATE ATTORNEYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com See Attorney,2ASHOWING THEIR CHOICESKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWElection day campaigning sees candidate supporters (from left) Ann Nickerson,Nancy Joe and Terry Smith wave to motorists near the Key Largo Civic Club at mile marker 100,where voters from two Upper Keys precincts cast ballots Tuesday. Fourin two runoffsThe contested Monroe County School Board seats in Districts 2 and 3 will both be decided with a Nov. 6 runoff between the top two vote-getters.Incumbent Andy Griffiths, seeking a sixth consecutive four-year board term in District 2, beat political newcomer Yvette Mira-Talbott of Key West.Griffiths says his real victory was finding out Tuesday that his daughter Emily, an incoming freshman at the University of Alabama, had made the marching band.Thats our victory tonight but we are delighted were in a runoff. Were looking forward to the rest of the race. Im going to stay positive.Mira-Talbott, who owns and operates a property appraisal company with her husband, says shes thrilled to be in a runoff with a 20year incumbent. I think it speaks to what the community wants-and thats change. Griffiths got 6,585 votes (47.06 percent) to MiraTalbotts 5,387 votes (38.50 percent); candidate Howard Hubbard came in last with 2,022 votes (14.45 percent).In District 3, the seat being vacated after two terms by Duncan Mathewson, former Key West High School Principal John Welsh will face Marathon-based schools watchdog Ed Davidson in November.Welsh and Davidson bested Larry Murray, a former member of the School Districts Audit and Finance Committee; Mark Peterson, a substitute teacher and retired attorney; and MichaelGriffiths,Talbott, Davidson,Welsh head to Nov.6By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comSCHOOL BOARDRamsay vs. Peteck in NovemberRick Ramsay dominated the three-man Republican primary Tuesday in the race to be Monroe Countys next sheriff, pulling 72 percent of the party vote. Career law-enforcement officer Tom Peteck won the Democratic nomination in a two-man race with Upper Keys deputy Matt Koval, winning 3,416 to 2,066 with 62 percent of the party vote.In a race with no incumbent, Peteck and Ramsay meet in the Nov. 6 general election.Current Sheriff Bob Peryam will retire after serving one four-year term as head of the 565-employee office, Monroe Countys largest lawenforcement agency.I said 25 years ago that I want the job as sheriff, Ramsay said recently. I have been preparing and building experience. No one has been more committed to the agency and the community.Ramsay, 46, outpolled Jake Brady, a sergeant in the Marathon Sheriffs Office station, with 17 percent of the primary vote. State Attorneys Office investigator Edwin Bill Grove, who formerly worked as a sheriffs deputy, got 11 percent of the Republican ballots. Ramsay had 4,724 votes to Bradys 1,127 and Groves 718.Democratic contender Koval pulled 38 percent of hisBoth win primaries on TuesdaySHERIFFSmith survives, Cranney-Gage winsFour-term incumbent Steve Smith and first-time political candidate Jill Cranney-Gage were chosen by their partisan brethren Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot. Smith now faces Republican Steve Hammond in November while CranneyGage faces Green Party standard bearer Oliver Kofoid.Smith narrowly defeated fellow Key Wester Timothy Root in the District 3 Democratic primary, while Cranney-Gage defeated Maggie Gutierrez in the Republican District 1 primary. Smith, sales manager for the county Tourist Development Council, had touted his 16 years of experience and hundreds of hours spent learning the business of Mosquito Control during the campaign. He sits on the Florida Mosquito Control Association board of directors and has done roughly 600 hoursStage set for November general voteBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL BOARDHeavilin wins, avoids runoffRepublican Amy Heavilin, director of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Finance Division, on Tuesday handily defeated three primary challengers seeking to become the next clerk of the courts and will face Democrat Joe Allen in the Nov. 6 general election.Heavilin gave a thank you to God, her friends, family and husband; asked what her plan for the general election is I havent thought that far ahead.The voters won it for me going door to door and meeting and talking with people and getting to know me. Once they heard what my experience was, my education and background, this is my God-given talent and I think they wanted to push me forward to the job.Heavilins closest competitor was outgoing County Clerk Danny Kolhages hand-Republican facing Allen in NovemberBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCLERK OF COURTSRaschein, Saunders move to NovemberLegislative aide Holly Merrill-Raschein decisively won Tuesdays Republican primary for state House District 120 against former Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson. Shell face Democrat Ian Whitney of Key West on Nov. 6. And her former boss, state Rep. Ron Saunders, won the Democratic primary for state Senate District 39. Hell face Republican Scott Hopes for the four-county seat in November.Merrill-Raschein, 31, was the legislative aide to Saunders. She started her career as an aide to Republican Rep. Ken Sorensen.At press time Tuesday night, Merrill-Raschein won almost 70 percent of the 7,106 votes cast in the district, which takes in Monroe and part of Miami-Dade County.Both looking for seats in LegislatureSTATE LEGISLATUREBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comSee School,2ASee Sheriff,2ASee State,2ASee Clerk,2ASee Mosquito,2A


KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,August 15,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9281 THURS.9181 FRI.9281 SAT.9281 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,Key Largo.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 the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$59.53 in Florida and $56.16 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSWright replaces Snead on boardFormer Stanley Switlik Elementary School Principal Barbara Wright was announced Tuesday as the newest member of the Fishermens Community Hospital board of trustees. She replaces Ginger Snead, who resigned Aug. 7 after two years serving.Wright retired in 2010 after 35 years as a Monroe County School District employee. She was also principal at Sigsbee Elementary School and Marathon High School.Wright has served as chairwoman of the Florida Keys Childrens Shelter board and is a member of the Friends of the Marathon Library board and Marathon Garden Club. Wrights been a Marathon resident since 1979. She and husband, Tom, an attorney, have three children. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) News Director Don Riggs M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 BECKER, J une22,1924-August4,2012 Dorothy(Dottie)Becker,passed awayquietlyathomewithher familybyhersideinMarathon, FL. DottiewasborninHonolulu,HI andshetravelledtoEuropewhere shemetherhusband,Werner. TheymarriedinApril1956in Toronto,Canadaandlivein BergenCounty,NJformanyyears beforeretiringtoMarathon,FLin 1980.Dottiewasalovingwife andmother.Sheraisedherfamily w hileworkingfulltimeasa successfulClothingBuyerinNew Y orkCity,andlaterinthefamily automotivebusiness,North J erseyMotors. Dottiesinterestsincludedfamily, gardeningandreading.She devotedmuchofhertimeand energytoherfamilyandshewas alsoanactivememberofthe MarathonYachtClub&Garden Clubwhereshemademanyclose friendsinthecommunity. Sheissurvivedbyherhusband W erner,son,daughter-in-law andtwograndchildren.A CelebrationofLifewithbeheldin thenearfutureanddonations maybesentinDorothyBeckers honortoHospiceoftheFlorida Keys. W hileDottiewillbegreatly missed,herspiritof"Aloha"(love &friendship)willberemembered byherfamilyandfriends. KLUCK JOYCE KLUCK, OCALA, FLORIDA Joyce Marie Kluck, age 82, former long-time resident of Marathon, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. She was born on March 3, 1930 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Joyce, her husband Albert their family owned and operated the popular "Klucks Drive Inn Restaurant" in Ypsilanti, Michigan for over 50 years. She and her family wintered in Marathon, FL since 1960, becoming permanent residents when she retired. While in Marathon, Joyce worked for the Shell Man Retail Store for 15 years. In 2005, Joyce moved to Ocala, Florida, where she spent the rest of her days. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Jacobs, and her husband, A lbert F. Kluck. She is survived by her children; Albert C. (Robin) Kluck, Karen (Hal) Linden, Steven Kluck, David (Jeannie) Kluck and Brian Kluck. Grandchildren; Anthony, Jeff, Shawnna, Jeremy, Cheri, and Michael. Great Grandchildren; Harrison, Foster, Bell, John and Lucian. BUCHANAN Jack E. Buchanan age 78, of Marathon, FL passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Jack was a native of Cleveland, OH and graduated from Michigan State University before beginning careers in Medical Sales. He was the son of Dr. & Mrs. Enos B. Buchanan of Lakewood, OH. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn Buchanan and grandson Tyler Buchanan. Jack is survived by his wife Georgette Buchanan and his daughter Tracy Buchanan of Boston, MA; sons Jack Buchanan of Missoula, MT; Jeff Buchanan of Westminster, CA; Tim Buchanan and wife Jayne of Rittman, OH; step daughter Peggy Butts and her husband Gary of Miami, FL; and his 9 grandchildren. The family will receive friends for a celebration of Jacks life at the Marathon Elks Lodge from 6:00 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2015. Graveside services will be held at Chandler Gray Cemetery in W. Yarmouth, MA. In lieu of flowers the family wishes a donation to be made to the A merican Cancer Societ y CERKOVNIK Bernard Cerkovnik "Blonde Headed Bernie" Born 2/23/1944 left us 8/12/2012 Long time Keys Character passed away at his home in Layton, Florida. Born in Baldwin, Long Island, New York. He servied his country as a Marine. He was predeceased by his parents and sister. He is survived by a brother Mark, nephew Mark Jr. and niece Maria. He also left many friends who will miss him. IN MEMORY OF JANE TUGGLE 8-31-38 8/14/11 From Tom and the boys. Five qualify forCity Council ballotCandidate qualifying for Novembers Marathon City Council election closed at noon Tuesday without any last-minute surprises. The five candidates filed for the past few months all qualified for the ballot before the deadline and will fight it out for three open seats on the dais on Nov. 6. City Council elections are at large, meaning the highest three vote getters will win election. Incumbents Dick Ramsay and Ginger Snead each seek re-election to a third consecutive two-year term. Each was first elected in 2008. There will be at least one new council member come Nov. 6, as three-term incumbent Mayor Pete Worthington is termed out. Two-time candidate Larry Shaffer was the first to file in late January. He ran unsuccessfully in 2004 and 2010. Former Mayor Chris Bull was the last to join the race, in late June. He was elected in 2004, defeating Shaffer, and 2006 but declined to seek a third term in 2008. C.J. Geotis, a former deputy city manager and first-time political candidate, rounds out the field. He filed in mid-April. Ramsay, Geotis and Snead are the busiest campaign fundraisers, according to the latest financial reports filed with the Supervisor of Elections Office on July 10. Ramsay has raised $6,550, while Geotis raised $4,350 and Snead $3,950 during the second quarter. Bull raised just $200 after filing late and Shaffer has $125 in contributions. Longtime resident Bill Daniels dropped out of the race in June, less than two months after filing to run. He said hed met with several city officials and determined he wouldnt have enough time to devote to the job. Daniels works full-time at a bank and owns a construction company. Hes also married with three young children. Local musician Dave Scott had said in May he was likely to make a run for council but he never filed paperwork with the county Supervisor of Elections Office. The winners in November will be sworn into office at the Nov. 13 council meeting. Its scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON prepared him to serve as an effective administrator in leading a staff of capable trial prosecutors.Im happy to stand on my record and my offices record, Ward said. Weve dealt with public corruption and misuse of public funds throughout Monroe County.Vogel blasted Ward for his willingness to comment on pending court cases as unprofessional. Ward countered that people have a right to know about matters open to the public as part of the court record. Vogel worked in private practice after leaving the State Attorneys Office and took a position on the mainland as supervising attorney for Childrens Legal Services, and has taught courses for the University of Florida Law School. Asked how she plans to campaign against Kohl, Vogel said Tuesday, Ill think about that tomorrow. Kohl served two terms as state attorney of the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Monroe County. Kohl held the office from 2000 to 2008 before losing to Ward by 1,185 votes about 3 percent of the votes cast four years ago.Vogel upends incumbent WardFrom Attorney,1A VOGELMerrill-Raschein began working for Sorensen right after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in political science. Given her background working for two influential state lawmakers, MerrillRaschein said she was honored to make the next step toward representing the same district led by her former bosses.Im thrilled to be in this spot after being behind so many great leaders, she said. But this is just the beginning. Now the real work begins.Her next opponent, Whitney, is the president of the Key West Innkeepers Association.Merrill-Raschein describes herself as a fiscal conservative who leans liberal on some social issues. Saunders, 57, is finishing his sixth consecutive term as representative of District 120. This is his second time serving in the House. He served from 1986 to 1994. Considered to be Saunders most serious opponent was Rep. Dwight Bullard, 35.District 39 was recently redrawn. It includes Monroe County and parts of MiamiDade, Collier and Hendry counties.Raschein, Saunders win KeysFrom State,1Apicked successor, Kevin Madok, that offices assistant finance director.The other candidates were Stuart Kessler, chairman of the Monroe County School Districts Audit and Finance Committee; and Matt Gardi, information technology director for the Monroe County State Attorneys Office.Heavilin won with 3,209 votes (50.88 percent) to Madoks 1,890 votes (29.97 percent). Gardi got 656 votes (10.40 percent) and Kessler had 552 votes (8.75 percent).This is Heavilins first foray into politics.She ran on a ticket of integrity, honesty and transparency, and says she can use technology to make the office more user-friendly and cost effective. The four-year job pays $105,828 annually with the term starting on Jan. 8.Kolhage has been the county clerk since 1983, when then-Gov. Bob Graham appointed him to replace Ralph White, who resigned. At the time, Kolhage was the assistant clerk.He has been re-elected to four-year terms since then, but is retiring from that post and was elected without opposition to the County Commission in District 1. He is sworn in Nov. 13, meaning hell step down as clerk early.Heavilin sweeps opponentsFrom Clerk,1A worth of conferences and seminars learning the ins and outs of the industry. Smith received 2,792 votes, or 51.02 percent of the total 5,472 votes cast, while Root received 2,680, or 48.98 percent. Cranney-Gage received 3,848 votes, or 61.86 percent of the 6,221 votes cast. Gutierrez received 2,373 votes, or 38.14 percent. Root out-earned Smith on the campaign fundraising front by a significant margin $20,040 to $5,940 at last count but it wasnt enough to unseat the veteran board member.Im very humbled. Its been a difficult 16 years and those of you who were there realize we did not have a mosquito program and had to rebuild it from the ground out, he said. I think we have a good program and need to maintain what were doing.CranneyGages main issue during the election was keeping the Mosquito Control budget in order. Its been a hot topic in the past two bug-board elections, with many criticizing the district for having a bloated budget and in recent years rapidly depleting cash reserves.Two advance for bug boardFrom Mosquito,1ACunningham, executive director of the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center.Also running for the District 3 seat as a write-in candidate is Sloan Bashinsky, whose name will not appear on the general election ballot.Welsh got 4,494 votes (32.92 percent) to Davidsons 3,796 votes (27.81). Cunningham came in third with 3,076 votes (22.53 percent); Peterson got 1,222 votes (8.95 percent); and Murray got 1,063 votes (7.79 percent).Davidson says the first order of business if he wins will be to work out problems with the United Teachers of Monroe, the union litigating a contract agreed to in 2010.We need to settle that absolutely first thing and get everybody back in the family and get everybody focused on doing whats best in the classrooms. Theres a lot of work to be done.Im humbled by the whole process, Welsh said. I tried to listen to the voters ... and I just plugged away and plugged away. His stump speeches focused on restoring community trust in the district Davidson, who ran on a campaign emphasizing a return to schoolsbased management, notes voters would have to choose between his experience working outside the system versus Welshs posture as a former teacher and principal.Voters decide in NovemberFrom School,1Apartys vote. There are two different mindsets one that says the Sheriffs Office is fine the way it is, and one that says its time for a fresh approach, Peteck said. Mine is that its time for a fresh approach. Sixty-two percent of the Democrats think so, too.Peteck walked through most of Monroe County, knocking on doors and talking to people, he said. It seems like the more people I talk to, the more people come to my camp.Lower Keys resident Peteck, 53, retired as a deputy in June after a 24-year career.During the campaign, Ramsay the second-ranking officer in the Sheriffs Office for the last eight years often found himself the target of both the Republican and Democratic contenders, all with Monroe County Sheriffs Office experience on their resumes. This is a tough task and I know it, outgoing Sheriff Peryam said of running for office.This is a tough taskFrom Sheriff,1A PETECK RAMSAY DAVIDSON TALBOTT GRIFFITHS WELSH CRANNEY-GAGE SMITH HEAVILIN RASCHEIN SAUNDERSThree seats up on Nov.6 CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551


Wednesday,August 15,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.comTwo try to rob Hawks CayApair of armed men remained on the loose late Tuesday afternoon following a brazen early Monday attempted robbery on the Keyslargest resort. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says the would-be robbers donned in black clothing, including black hats and black bandanas over their faces and wearing gloves entered Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key around 2 a.m., brandished handguns and demanded the keys to the safe from a female frontdesk staffer. When the staff couldnt produce the keys, the two robbers took turns attempting to open the safe with a crowbar, located in a control room behind the front desk. They couldnt get it open and pushed one of the employees down to the floor during the confrontation; she cut her face. The incident report says a security guard later entered the control room and the two men attacked him. The guard told police he was punched in the face. The masked men eventually made off with only an Apple iPhone valued at $500 belonging to the security guard, and destroyed a $500 safety deposit box door. The security guard radioed another employee once the assailants left the hotel lobby and the police were called. Officers patrolled the entrance to Duck Key but didnt find the suspects. Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said she couldnt comment on the suspects specifically, whether they could be resort employees. She also declined to comment on what images hotel surveillance captured of them. Sheryl Andrews, a spokeswoman for the resort at mile marker 61 oceanside, also offered little in the way of specifics. We can verify that there was an incident in the early morning hours of Aug. 13. It was in a public area. Were just very concerned at the resort, especially for our associates. And were grateful that no one was seriously injured, she said. If apprehended, the two men face four felony counts of aggravated assault, battery, larceny and robbery, as well as a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. Anyone with information about the case can contact the Sheriffs Office or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys at (800) 346-TIPS. If a tip leads to an arrest, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. Tips may also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com .Gun-wielding men couldnt get safe openCRIME FRONTTrial next week in attempted murder caseAMarathon woman accused of trying to kill her infant daughter with a piece of concrete last August is scheduled to stand trial for attempted second-degree murder beginning Monday morning. Assistant State Attorney Tanner Demmery said Elizabeth Garcia, 20, refused to plead to the felony and that potential mental issues relating to her defense are no longer being considered. It doesnt appear to be playing a role in the case. They havent listed any medical doctors one would normally produce for such an offense, he said, referring to the Monroe County Public Defenders Office. Anthony Barrows, whos since left that office, originally represented Garcia. Patrick Stevens will represent her at trial; he declined to comment Tuesday .Garcia was charged last Aug. 26 with trying to kill her 2month-old daughter and carrying a concealed weapon stemming from two separate Aug. 18 incidents at the Trailerama mobile-home park at 1571 Overseas Highway. According to the Sheriffs Office, Garcia threatened to hit her daughter with the concrete during an argument with several neighbors. Investigators say a cell-phone video shows witnesses Orlando and Alexis Mendoza ultimately restrained Garcia and pried the baby from her arms as she brought her left hand down forcefully in the direction of the childs face. Demmery has seen the video. If one were to look at the video, its pretty egregious, he said. Deputies reported to the scene later in the day, when Garcia reportedly attempted to take the baby from a trailer at the park. Police reportedly attempted to restrain Garcia, who attempted to pull a knife from her waistband. The state Department of Children and Families reported Garcia to the Sheriffs Office after receiving a tip. Shes been held with no bond at the Monroe County Detention Center since last year. Jury selection will take place at the Marathon Government Center starting around 9 a.m. Monday with acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker presiding. Testimony would likely begin Tuesday morning, Demmery said.Authorities: Woman tried to kill babyIN THE COURTS GARCIACharter changes going to votersThe Key West City Commission wants voters to decide if a supermajority five of seven commissioners can annex or acquire property for the city. As it stands now, those decisions require a citywide referendum. For the process to change, voters would have to approve the new concept, also via referendum. On Aug. 7, commissioners approved a measure that would put it to voters whether to allow a supermajority to buy or annex land. Now Mayor Craig Cates wants commissioners to split those into separate referendums. That vote is expected to come at a special commission meeting set to begin at noon today in Old City Hall on Greene Street. Cates says if put to voters jointly, the measure would fail. If asked separately, he thinks voters would approve the acquisition piece, thereby empowering the commission to make that decision, but turn down the annexation portion, keeping that decision with the electorate. We need to separate them, Cates says. The concern [for voters] has always been annexation. I dont think people want to change annexation to a supermajority vote but wouldnt mind changing acquisition. To that end, Cates will ask his colleagues to rescind their vote from earlier this month and at a later date approve sending to referendum two separate questions. He notes that the deadline to add items to the ballot for the next citywide election on Nov. 6 has passed, so voters would take the matter up in October 2013, when the next City Commi--ssion election takes place. The charter revisions are based on recommendations from a District Boundary and Charter Review Committee established every 10 years to re-examine policy and voter population shifts based on the national census.Land questions to be separate on the ballotKEY WESTIts now open season on lionfishTake the lionfish, no fishing license required. Take all you can. That was the word delivered Monday by state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials, unveiling a new executive order to help combat the Florida invasion of the nonnative species that can ravage coral reefs. This is a good first step, said Reef Environmental Education Foundation operations director Lad Akins. It allows more people to remove lionfish from our waters without worrying about license restrictions. The changes are in effect through August 2013. While the order does loosen restrictions on taking lionfish, its not a declaration of an all-out open season. Under the provision signed by FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley: No state fishing license is required to net a lionfish in state waters. Lionfish can be speared in state waters without a license, but only where spearfishing is legal (state waters of the Upper Keys have been closed to spearfishing for decades). The exemption does not apply to hook-and-line fishermen, only divers or snorkelers who specifically target lionfish. Anglers are encouraged to harvest lionfish, but need a fishing license. There is no limit on the number of lionfish that can be harvested by anyone. Lionfish are a nonnative invasive species that threatens Floridas saltwater fish and wildlife, says an FWC report. They prey on native fish and wildlife and can reduce native populations. Lionfish also compete for food with native predatory fish such as grouper and snapper. Lionfish, a spiny and venomous species native to the Pacific Ocean, eat anything they can fit in their mouths. They breed throughout the year and have no known natural predators in the Atlantic. In areas where divers are removing lionfish on a regular basis, since lionfish were first spotted in Keys waters more than three years ago, the story is pretty good, Akins said. Divers are keeping the numbers down. The problem is that lionfish can thrive anywhere from murky shallows to deep water far beyond the range of divers. Those lionfish populations are still increasing, Akins said. In the Bahamas, we definitely can see a decline in the native fish populations as a result. For more information on the current lionfish rules, go to www.myfwc.com Aone-day lionfish derby in Key Largo will be held Sept. 8, with prizes for top collectors. go to www.reef.org for specifics.FWC:No limits, license unneeded to nab invasiveOVERLINEBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comCouncil divided over lawyer jobIslamoradas five-member Village Council is split over whether to hire at least one in-house attorney and limit the role of an outside Miami law firm in the towns day-to-day business. Councilman Ken Philipson said last week that the village pays too much money for legal services compared to other municipalities its size. He passed out a sheet at the Village Councils meeting last Thursday showing that in 2009, the latest year information was available from the Florida League of Cities, Islamorada spent almost 8 percent of its budget on legal fees. Philipson said attorneys with the Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole and Boniske law firm have in the past performed mundane tasks that should have been done within departments. The amount of money the village spends with Weiss, Serota has come down in recent years. The village budgeted about $480,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Some years have been as high as $800,000. Councilmen Ted Blackburn and Don Achenberg are wary of changing the villages professional relationship with Weiss, Serota. They said looking at what areas of similar size pay in legal bills is not a fair comparison. I think you have to look at the body of work, Achenberg said. Not every community has the legal requirements Islamorada has. Indeed, the village has been sued more than 30 times since 2005, according to the Monroe County Clerk of the Courts website. Blackburn, who sat on several boards in his native New York, said an in-house attorney would likely also have his or her own practice. That could affect the attorneys commitment to the village, Blackburn said. I never met one who didnt have an outside practice, he said. I can be awkward if they do. Nina Boniske, one of three Weiss, Serota attorneys working for the village, has been tasked with coming up with a hybrid plan for Islamorada that would consist of different scenarios involving an inhouse lawyer working with the firm. Philipson said he does not want to sever ties with Weiss, Serota. Councilman David Purdo also wants to hire an in-house attorney. Mayor Michael Reckwerdt has said in the past that he is willing to look at an alternative to Weiss, Serota, but he is happy overall with the firms service. The village will schedule a workshop to discuss the issue. But the councilmen decided last week that other pressing issues take precedence, most importantly negotiating a $90 million-plus contract with Layne Christensen, a Kansas-based engineering firm tapped to design and build the villages centralized sewer system. The negotiations must be completed before September, or Islamorada will lose out on a $20 million grant the state Legislature approved earlier this year to be spent on building the wastewater system. Some looking to bring work into governmentISLAMORADADAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYNOTICE OFEXECUTIVE SESSION (Labo r Cont r act Negotiation s )FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTORITY BOARD ROOM 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040WEDNESDAY, AUGUST22, 2012 9:00 am The Executive Session is a closed session for the purpose of discussin g upcomin g labor contract ne g otiations for the FKAA. The subject matter shall be confined to labor contract issues and/or strate g y sessions related to contract bar g ainin g For additional information contact Karen Rodri g uez, Director of Human Resources, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida, 33040, 305 295-2210 or e-mail: krodri g uez@fkaa.com Published Keynoter 8-15-12 GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551 KEYSNET.COM


KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,August 15,2012 W e r e M o v i n g Hi, Im Dr. AugstenAs of July 31st, I have completed and terminated my association with Fishermens Hospital and I have decided to open my own practice in Marathon, The Heart of the Keys. When I came to Marathon in December 2007 I would not have imagined how rewarding the experience would be. The residents of Marathon and the Keys, plus all of my worldwide patients that call Marathon their second home has welcomed me into their lives and I am truly grateful.Heart of the Keys CardiologyPlease keep in touch, as we should announce the new office location shortly. Call-(305) 320-2451for additional information. Luis E. Augsten M.D.,F.A.C.C. Men cited for lobsterviolationsTwo Miami men were arrested Sunday by marine officers investigating a possible case of robbing lobster traps near Islamorada. Hugo Diaz-Gallardo, 41, and Alejandro ChaoGarcia, 25, were stopped by Deputy Nelson Sanchez of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office on boat patrol off Lower Matecumbe Key. Sanchez reported seeing the two men diving near a power pole, but they did not have a required dive flag. They spotted [the officer] and began acting nervously, said Becky Herrin, Sheriffs Office information officer. Sanchez was able to hook a catch bag lying on the bottom, and found it held undersized lobster tails. AFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer arrived and determined that nearby lobster traps had been newly disturbed. Deputy Sanchez asked them if theyd at least closed the trapafter taking the lobster, Herrin said. One of the men assured the deputy he had closed the trap after removing the lobster from it. Diaz-Gallardo was charged with molesting a lobster trap, while ChaoGarcia was charged for interference for trying to discard the catch bag. Both men also were cited for possessing undersized lobster and wrung tails on the water. In a separate case Saturday, a crew from the U.S. Coast Guards Marathon base discovered a haul of more than three dozen lobster hidden aboard a 20-foot boat during a safety inspection off Marathon. The cache found in the boat bilge included speared lobster and wrung tails. It is illegal to spear lobster or to separate tails from lobster before docking. Three people were aboard the boat but only one held a license to harvest the daily bag limit of six lobster. Boat owner David Perez, 47, of Hialeah was turned over to FWC Officer John Conlin for booking on several conservation charges. The Coast Guard also filed boating violations for having outdated flares and inadequate safety gear. The Coast Guard is committed to protecting the living marine resources throughout the Keys, Master Chief Charles Lindsey, officer in charge at Station Marathon, said in a statement.3 charged in separate incidentsON THE WATERStudent programs switching spacesJust a week before students are set to head back to class after summer break, Monroe County School District administrators are working to find space for alternative education programs. Last week, Superintendent Mark Porter said the part of the May Sands School on United Street that houses the Key West Montessori Charter School has extensive concrete spalling that has diminished the structural integrity of beams and window casements, making the building not acceptable for student use at this time. The solution, Porter decided, is to move the charter school into another building at May Sands occupied by the Academic Connections for Excellence and Keys Center Academy alternative education programs. Christina McPherson, the districts director of assessment and accountability, says the plan is to put ACE and KCAinto classroom space at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office headquarters or the Department of Juvenile Justice building, both on Stock Island. She says thats a temporary fix. The long-term goal is to move the alt-ed programs into leased space at Florida Keys Community College, also on Stock Island. Its not part of the jail, McPherson says of the potential class space. It is our end desire that the Keys Center Academy and ACE programs return to FKCC when they have space available to rent. She says there wont be any issue with moving the 118-student Montessori: The classrooms are all user-friendly and theres no need for any construction. This is an unfortunate situation, particularly on the eve of starting school, Porter said, but through an outstanding example of collaborative efforts, we have found solutions that are in the best interests of all students involved. ACE and KCA, respectively for boys and girls of middle and high school age, take students due to ongoing disciplinary issues or via referral and, although student numbers fluctuate, generally have a combined 50 students.ACE,KCA to be sited on jail groundsMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBaby chicks rescued from chimneyThe accidental discovery of two newborn chicks at an Ocean Reef home last week expanded the known breeding range of chimney swifts. Acaretaker at a home in the private North Key Largo community found the chicks, about a week old, had tumbled down from their nest built inside the houses chimney. Chimney sweep nests are built out of twigs and spit, and cling to the inside wall of a chimney, Amanda Barber, hospital manager at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier, said. This nest just fell apart. The caretaker delivered the infant chimney swifts to the Wild Bird Centers hospital, where they were placed in an incubator overnight. Rescuers fed the tiny birds every half-hour. After receiving permission from the homeowners, the chicks were returned to the same chimney. Barber fashioned a replacement nest for them. She said she is confident the chicks will do fine. The parents roost in the chimney, and the chicks werent gone very long. Peter Frezza at Audubon of Floridas Tavernier Science Center verified ... that these are the farthestsouth nesting chimney swifts ever documented, Barber said. Chimney swifts range from central Canada to South America, but previously were not known to breed in extreme South Florida.2 are first to be seen in the KeysNORTH KEY LARGO Photo courtesy FLORIDA KEYS WILD BIRD CENTERFlorida Keys Wild Bird Center hospital manager Amanda Barber returns two chimney swift chicks,estimated to be about a week old,to a chimney at Ocean Reef.It was the first time that nesting chimney swifts have been recorded this far south.Safe Harbor looking for changeThree years after the Monroe County Commission voted down a 300-plus-room hotel on Safe Harbor, property owners along the Stock Island inlet have banded together to plan for the future of the valuable waterfront. Apotential clash with the U.S. Navy over land use and jet noise was the final nail in June 2009 leading to the commission to deny the resort complex proposed by New Stock Island Properties. New Stock Island is now called Longstock II LLC, one of a dozen property owners on Safe Harbor that have formed the Safe Harbor Property Owners Association. The group is attempting to secure a future land-use map, or FLUM, amendment from the county to change from industrial to mixed-use commercial zoning. It could allow for more diverse commercial activity. The property owners recognize the necessity to change the FLUM to reflect the current makeup of the businesses in the harbor and what they foresee the future of the harbor as, Key West attorney Bart Smith said. He represents the Safe Harbor association. In May, the County Commission and U.S. Navy resolved long-running landuse issues by deleting older code language and creating a military installation area of influence. It was then sent to Tallahassee for state approval. The military installation area of influence replaced what was called the air installation compatible use zone, a map of jet-noise footprints and potential accidental zones around Naval Air Station Key West. The new area of influence allows property owners inside it to maintain development rights. But any owner seeking increases in density or intensity could not be approved without military comment and proof via a noise study that they are a compatible use. Any application for a FLUM change that was received prior to [the military installation area of influence] approval by [the state Department of Economic Opportunity] would be considered accepted prior to that date. You just had to have the application in, Smith said. He said DEO gave its approval to the military installation area of influence on July 19. The Safe Harbor group applied for the FLUM change in May. Smith says Longstock is the only property owner proposing development right now, an entirely different project than the resort it once proposed called Stock Island Marina Village. He said the new project would concentrate more on redeveloping two large piers in the harbor and that it could include a smaller-scale hotel. The primary [goal] is theyre going to be redeveloping the piers to bring more vessels into Safe Harbor, he said. Theyre in the process of obtaining contractors to redevelop the north pier. I couldnt state with any certainty about a hotel. Smith said the associations FLUM request isnt scheduled to go before the County Commission until January 2013. County Assistant Planning Director Mayte Santamaria said its still in internal review. Meeting today at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo, the commission is expected to consider a resolution supporting legislation to remove two Safe Harbor properties, Robbies Safe Harbor Marine Enterprises Inc. and Safe Harbor Enterprises Inc., from the federal Coastal Barrier Resources System. Congress created the system in 1982 to protect undeveloped coastal barriers and revisions made in 1990 include that area of Safe Harbor. Islamorada Councilman Michael Reckwerdt owns Robbies and developer Roger Bernstein owns Safe Harbor Enterprises. Santamaria said she contacted Smith about the properties being in the CBRS while reviewing the associations FLUM request. Inclusion in the CBRS doesnt preclude development, but does prevent properties from securing a low-cost National Flood Insurance Program policy, among other things. Removal from the coastal barrier system requires federal legislation and Smith said the associations secured U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinens pledge to support it.Association wants to bring in more boatsSTOCK ISLANDBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Its back to school for Monroe County teachers,who reported to their classrooms on Monday.Students start school next Monday.These four teachers from Stanley Switlik Elemen-tary School in Marathon enjoy a back-to-school breakfast Saturday hosted at Office Depot in Marathon and co-sponsored by Centennial Bank.They are (from left) Toni Appell,paraprofessional;Kristi Ferrise,art teacher;Kerri Worthington,third grade; and Jessica Woodbury,kindergarten.BACK TO SCHOOLBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com


Wednesday,August 15,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Does Your Pool Need Replastering?Commercial and Residential www.FLKeys-Pools.com The BEST since 1969Gen. Contr. CGC001567 Comm. Pool Contr. RP0046301 Engr. Contr. ENGI146A D Photo by KRISTEN GRACE/UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAResearchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus examine the internal anatomy of the largest Burmese python found in Florida to date 17 feet,7 inches.Pictured are (from left) Rebecca Reichart,Leroy Nunez,Nicholas Coutu,Claudia Grant and Kenneth Krysko.Massive snake is a Florida record ENVIRONMENT Researchers examining a record-length Burmese python captured in Everglades National Park have uncovered an equally unsettling record hidden in its carcass. The 17-foot, 7-inch snake the largest ever caught in the wild in Florida was laden with 87 eggs. The discovery, announced Monday by the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, is the latest confirmation that the giant exotic constrictors have rebounded since a brutal freeze two years ago that experts estimated may have killed off more than half of the population at the time. This thing is monstrous its about a foot wide, Kenneth Krysko, manager of the museums herpetology collection, said in a release. It means these snakes are surviving a long time in the wild, theres nothing stopping them and the native wildlife are in trouble. Park biologist Skip Snow said the findings underline the challenge of slowing the spread of a giant snake that feeds on native prey. I think one of the important facts about this animal is its reproductive capability, Snow said in the release. This shows theyre a really reproductive animal, which aids in their invasiveness. The necropsy at the museum, part of ongoing research into developing techniques to control the snakes, showed the snake to be in excellent health with feathers in its stomach, Krysko said. Researchers have found that snakes will eat just about everything that walks, crawls or flies in the Everglades, from egrets to alligators. Astudy published early this year linked the boom of pythons in the Everglades to a crash in populations of many bitesized mammals like raccoons, opossums and marsh rabbits. A17.5-foot snake could eat anything it wants, Krysko said. By learning what this animal has been eating and its reproductive status, it will hopefully give us insight into how to potentially manage other wild Burmese pythons in the future. Scientists can only guess at the population of Burmese pythons in the vast expanse of the Everglades, estimating the number in the tens of thousands, even after the record freeze in 2010. Amonth after the cold snap, biologists captured a 16-foot, 8inch female in a nest with 85 eggs, which was the previous record for Florida. The bigger female was first captured on March 6 when a male Judas snake led a team to her not far from the parks research center, said Kristen Hart, a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. The Judas snake project fits pythons with tiny radio transmitters and GPS devices, then releases them into the wild, with the hope they will lead scientists to primary breeding spots. Because of its size, the record-breaking female snake also was briefly employed in the project, fitted with a radio transmitter, GPS and accelerometers that measured its precise body movements every four seconds. Before it could lay any eggs, it was recaptured on April 19, after 38 days in the wild, and euthanized, Hart said. After scientists are done with the record-setting reptile, it will be mounted for display at the museum on the UF campus for about five years, then returned for display at the park. 17-foot python is a sign that theyre boomingBy CURTIS MORGANcmorgan@MiamiHerald.com KEYSNET.COM


Opinion & EditorialWednesday,August 15,2012 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: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALDogfight looms over jet noiseLETTERS TO THE EDITORPuppies now in homesThe last of four rescued German shepherd puppies has found her forever home. Last Thursdays Yappy Hour at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle turned into a puppy shower, as Rosie and Nelson Sanchez welcomed Karma into their family. Marrvelous Pet Rescues wants to thank the local businesswoman who rescued the puppies from a dumpster, the Upper Keys Veterinary Hospital for caring for the puppies, the foster families that jumped in to help, the community for the calls and support, all the families who sent applications to adopt, the lucky families (all locals) who were painstakingly chosen as new parents, and the media for promoting the story of Karma, Kismet, Chance and Hope. Everyone was instrumental in turning what could have been a tragedy into a wonderful example of compassion and community spirit. For information about how you can help or if you would like to make a donation, visit www.marrvelous petrescues.org. Most importantly, please spay and neuter your pets. Patricia Hann Key LargoProtest is a rightNo government has the right to prevent Chick-Fil-Afrom doing business because of the personal bigotry or prejudice of the owner. They do have the right if he refuses to serve, hire or promote anyone against whom he has these prejudices. The people who support this bigotry and prejudice have a right to demonstrate their support. The people who dont should eat more beef or fish. E.T. Shafer IslamoradaNavy planning much louder fighter training off Lower Keys, Key WestWhen the Monroe County Commission meets this morning at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo, one of the topics will be the U.S. Navys environmental impact on the Lower Keys-Key West. Theres a problem holding that discussion nearly 90 miles away. But theres also a chance for a wake-up call for Keys residents who may not know whats coming. The military is moving to a far more powerful stealth fighter jet known as the F-35. Its the first time the Air Force, Navy and Marines will share the same basic jet platform. There are questions about engine noise compared to the F-18, F-16 and even F-15 jets the military uses today. Both the Air Force and Navy have told communities getting F-35 squadrons that the F-35 is not significantly noisier. But opposition groups challenge that, noting the F35s 40,000-pound thrust engine cant be quieter than the 23,770-pound thrust engines in the F-15s and F-16s. Jet engines are essentially very powerful motors, without a muffler. More thrust equals more noise, concludes a report completed in 2009 at Floridas Eglin Air Force Base in the Panhandle. The average person would estimate the F-35 to be two to three times louder when landing than any Eglin-based aircraft. The idea of a one-size-fits-all joint-use fighter was designed to save taxpayers money. But like most things associated with military contracts, the F-35 is not turning out to be a money-saver. In May, congressional testimony indicated the Pentagon was postponing production of 179 planes to save $15.1 billion over the next five years. And the first four orders ran $1 billion over budget, with the manufacturer eating $373 million in retrofitting and the Pentagon picking up the remaining $672 million. Its not just the noise issue. The Navys Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing environmental impact study has proposed increases in flight training operations at Key Wests Boca Chica, plus more gunnery exercises and air-to-air missile launches off Key West in the testing range the Navy maintains offshore for such operations. Plans for stepped-up sonar training off Floridas Atlantic coast also trigger worries about adverse affects on the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin population in Keys waters and beyond. The Keys as we know it will change, County Commissioner Kim Wigington warned last month. This is Keyswide and everyone will see the impact. The county wants the Navy to toss out its draft environmental impact statement and start over. Todays discussion, tentatively scheduled to begin around 10:30 a.m., has far-reaching consequences. Whatever happens, were going to be living with the F-35 for the next 25 to 30 years (the projected life of these planes). We ought to get this right the first time because do-overs become hugely expensive especially for a program that has already busted all records for Pentagon weapons system costs. Photo by DAVID GOODHUEThese are two of the four puppies found July 25 in a dumpster behind the Pink Plaza at mile marker 103.5.After www.KeysNet.com broke the story, calls to help the dogs came in from as far as Georgia. Take responsibilityThis is in response to a letter to the editor in the Aug. 8 edition by Adam Bittinger concerning the EBTfoodstamp card and what grocery stores require. I read this letter with some mixed feelings. Mr. Bittinger is upset because he does not know the balance on his EBTaccount and relies on a grocery store to provide it for him, but the grocery store requires a purchase. Mr. Bittinger thinks thats not fair or understanding of the store. What? Mr. Bittinger must take responsibility for knowing the balance himself. One must be responsible for ones bank balance if one has one, responsible for the cash balance in ones pocket, on debit and credit cards, and the balance on EBTfoodstamp cards. Just one Google of checking balance on EBTfood-stamp card resulted in the EBT home page, www.ebt cardbalance.com stating: Find out how to check the ebt card balance for your state. Get your food stamp balance for your ebt card online or by phone number. No Internet, no phone. Get a pencil and paper and do it the old-fashioned way. Keep track of expenditures and a balance. Stop whining about the grocery store and be responsible for your EBTfoot-stamp balance. Many in this nation, state, county, city do not take adequate responsibility for themselves, relying on others to do so for them. Get with it, Adam Bittinger, take responsibility for yourself and the balance on your EBTfood-stamp card. Dannie Miller Marathon Different stores have different policies for using electronic benefit transfer cards. Pretty signs a wasteI was so upset over the wasteful spending on all new stop signs on each avenue in the Little Venice neighborhood of Marathon that I failed to notice that there are new fancy street signs. These had to be special made, too. Each avenue has a little name now like Mast Court, Anchor Court, Fish Net Court, Hook Court and Sailfish Boulevard. They also have the city of Marathon logo in color on them. Im hoping someone can tell me the cost of these pretty custom-made guys. I dont believe that anyone has or will use these cute names to give directions to their friends, police or Fire Rescue. So where is all this money coming from and who is the real brains behind these sign ideas? If there is money to be spent on this kind of stuff, I better see my taxes in November go way down. Karen Nielsen Marathon Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe new street signs were installed in the spring after sewer work was complete and roads repaved.New West Marine store likely comingKey Wests Historic Architectural Review Commission today will consider its staff recommendation to OK plans for a 13,500 square-foot West Marine store on Caroline Street in Old Town. Theres already a West Marine at Caroline and William streets, but it would be replaced by a newer, larger store at 951 Caroline St. in the Conch Harbor Marina building. HARC will consider the matter today beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street. The existing configuration at Conch Harbor is a second-floor courtyard surrounded by office space with parking underneath. The plan being pitched by developer Conch Harbor Retail Center LLC and architect Peter Pike calls for a new facade to front Caroline Street with a tower accentuating the store entrance. From HARC Planner Enid Torregrosas report: The building will create a much-needed urban facade for an important corner lot; the actual structure does have a pedestrian appeal. The building was constructed in 2002 and for HARC purposes is considered an existing non-historic building. HARC approval of a socalled certificate of appropriateness is the first in many planning and regulatory approvals that will have to be granted by the Planning Board and Key West City Commission. This isnt the only major development in the works on Caroline Street. This month, Pritam Singh got the commission nod to build a 96-room hotel on the site of the former Jabours Trailer Court. There are also plans from business partners Chris Schultz and Todd Manuel to transform the old Waterfront Market into a microbrewery, pub, restaurant and music venue.HARC staff says building is no problemKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis is the view from Caroline Street of the Conch Harbor Marina building;a developer wants to put up a solid facade and reconfigure the space to house a 13,500-square-foot West Marine store.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com


Wednesday,August 15,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com Business How to finance a small restaurantQuestion: We own and operate a small but very successful restaurant in the Keys. Although we have offered to buy our leased building from the owner a couple of times in the past, our landlord doesnt need the money and likes our monthly rent check. The time has come to refurbish the place. When we went to the bank for a $100,000 loan, we were refused because of no collateral. Short of closing down or just operating out of a dilapidated facility, what are our options?Answer: Especially now, banks are very reluctant to lend money to businesses that do not have plenty of both collateral and cash flow.From your question and our subsequent phone call, it appears you do not own any of the primary collateral Keys banks generally look for in making business loans: Real estate. Thus, although your cash flow is strong, bank financing is not an option for you.I would recommend the following three possible financing sources: The Small Business Administration, existing vendors and merchant cash advances.Check with your bank to see if it has internal resources knowledgeable in SBA financing. If not, call Greg Baumann, certified business analyst at Florida Small Business Development Center.Baumanns office is at Florida Keys Community College on Stock Island, and he is very knowledgeable when it comes to SBA financing in the Keys. His number is 809-3156.The restaurant business has historically relied upon vendor financing to meet temporary and seasonal needs. Although far more prevalent in highly populated areas than in resort destinations, chances are good youll be able to talk your primary vendor into extending payment terms in order to finance at least a portion of your needs. The amount and terms of the credit extension will depend upon your past relationship with the vendor, including purchase volume, payment history and whether purchasing volume has grown steadily over the period of your relationship.This option usually works only with established businesses (like yours) that have a proven track record. It is less frequently used when an established owner wants to open a new location.Merchant cash advances is a source I only recently learned about as I helped a client evaluate opportunities in the merchant cash advance industry. Under this arrangement, lenders advance money against future credit card collections. No collateral is required since lenders are looking to future collections. Lenders agree to payment terms in advance. Typical arrangements call for advances to be repaid at the rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of future collections, and interest rates range from 25 percent to 30 percent (typically). Although these kinds of rates may seem high at first, they are actually much cheaper than what many companies obtain from angel investors or private equity firms.As always, exploration of the best option should be made with the guidance of an experienced professional team knowledgeable in the affairs of your particular business.Larry Kendzior is a CPA and professional business consultant with 35 years of experience helping business owners with complex issues. Need help in adapting the above suggestions to your business? Do you have a question youd like to see covered in a future column? Give Larry a call at 942-9678.Without bank loan, check these optionsKEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS CHAMBER SUPPORTMembers of the Autism Society of the Keys accept a $1,000 grant from the Key Largo Chamber of Commerces angelfish artworkbenefit program.Upper Keys artists created works of angelfish art,which were sold to fund grants to six local nonprofit groups.Chamber President Randy King presents the grant to the society,represented by Jill Campbell,Nancy Minton,Kelly Glista,Courtney Leigh,Sara Meiron and Zech Carson,along with children Craig and Caitlyn.The Autism Society of the Keys helps families affected by autism with counseling, therapy and education material.Go to www.autismsocietyofthekeys.com. BUSINESS BRIEFS Coldwell Schmitt highly rankedColdwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co., with offices throughout the Keys, has earned top rankings in sales for the second quarter for 2012 by Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In Florida, Schmitt ranked third among 44 Coldwell Banker companies. In the southeast, it was 13th and in the nation, it was 30 out of 870 Coldwell Banker companies. Also at Coldwell Banker Schmitt, John Parce and Alain Majeau have each earned the Certified International Property Specialist designation by the National Association of Realtors. Just over 2,000 Realtors have the designation.Agency sets mortgage protectionsThe U.S. governments consumer lending watchdog proposed new rules Friday aimed at protecting homeowners from unexpected costs and shoddy service by companies that collect their monthly mortgage payments. Mortgage servicing companies would be required to provide clear monthly billing statements, warn borrowers before interest-rate hikes and actively help them avoid foreclosure under the proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules also require companies to credit peoples payments promptly, swiftly correct errors and keep better internal records. The major failures in this industry demonstrate that all servicers need to meet basic standards of good customer service, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. He said the proposal reflects two basic, common-sense standards no surprises and no runarounds. Mortgage servicers are central players in the nationwide housing crisis because they are responsible for foreclosing on homes when people fail to make payments. They have faced withering criticism for practices including charging excessive fees, foreclosing without completing the required paperwork and failing to help people stay in their homes by changing their loan terms.Under the rules, companies would be required to provide billing statements that explain how much of a payment is going to pay down principal, how much to interest and how much to fees. If an interest rate was set to adjust, the borrower would receive an early estimate of the new payment amount. That would allow people to consider refinancing if they dont like the new rates.The rules also help guarantee that borrowers arent forced to pay excessively premiums on homeowners insurance that servicers require them to carry. In the past, servicers tacked on insurance when they believed someones coverage had lapsed. The premiums could be several times bigger than on a typical policy.The rules would require servicers to notify borrowers twice before charging them for insurance. They would have to cancel the insurance within 15 days if borrowers proved that they already had coverage.The new agency has focused on mortgage servicers in part because borrowers cant shop around and choose a mortgage servicer. By DANIEL WAGNERAssociated PressCONSUMERSLarry Kendzior Keys ToBusiness


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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 15,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Anything That Floats Build a boat for this weekends Anything That Floats regatta in Key Largo waters.Story, 4B Green living Gluten-free food is healthier for you and pretty easy to prepare.Column, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Shed brings higher level to CanesAbout a year ago, Coral Shores High running backs coach Pat Shed expected to spend this August in a different kind of training camp. Shed, 22, was coming off a breakout junior season at the University of AlabamaBirmingham, where he set the Blazers record for all-purpose yardage (2,125) which ranked him third nationally in NCAADivision 1 for the 2010 season. Going into his senior season, the 5-foot-9 native of Starkville, Miss., was on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nations top running back. The NFLtook notice of Shed, one of only two college players to rush for more than 800 yards while catching 45 passes in the 2010 season. Asimilar 2011 season was expected to land Shed in an NFLcamp, likely as a high draft choice, said Coral Shores head coach Ed Holly, who coached Shed at East Mississippi Community College. I had a shot at the NFL, Shed said during a break in Coral Shores preseason practice. Then I hurt my knee. He missed UABs 2011 opener against Florida with a preseason injury. He returned for five games but was sidelined for the remaining six when he hurt his knee in an October game against Tulane. Shed ended the 2011 season with 223 rushing yards. He now is spending this August and the upcoming season with a whistle around his neck rather than an NFL helmet on his head as the Canesrunning-backs coach. Football is what I know, he said. Holly was more than willing to welcome Shed to the Hurricane staff. Pat was a great football player who performed at a high level in front of 80,000 people at some of the toughest stadiums in the country, Holly said. Shed caught more passes (47 for 471 yards in 2010) than any other UAB running back ever had in a season. He ran for 176 yards in a stunning 50-49 double-overtime upset of Southern Mississippi. He led the Blazers in 2010 return yardage, and set the UAB single-game record for all-Former UAB star joins Coral Shores coaching staffCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLFuentes a lifeline forConchsOn the mangrove-lined practice field under the merciless August sun, the Key West High School football players have a lifeline in Richard Fuentes. They are in his hands.My job is to make sure everyone is safe, Fuentes a fit soon-to-be 31-year-old who is beginning his third year as the schools athletic trainer said Monday in his fluorescent-lit training room.On the field, his eyes never stray from the players.I try to see who looks dehydrated, Im seeing whos getting hit hard and Im always looking at whos getting hit in the head, he said. On the sideline, Ill ask a player questions, like, You OK?and if he seems spaced out, Ill ask more questions.If he doesnt like the responses, Fuentes will not let a dazed player resume practice or go back into a game. I have the final say unless a doctor is on the field, he said. During two-a-day practices, Fuentes gets to the school at 8 a.m. and leaves 12 hours later, with only a short mid-day break. He sets up the field with four 10-gallon coolers of ice water and coolers of ice (for injuries) and iced towels. Because he has no assistants, he lugs these items from a shed a good distance from the field.The trainer is wellequipped. He totes two red bags a smaller one contains an automated defibrillator (this is always on the field) and a larger one has items that would amaze an athletic trainer from a bygone era.Fuentes dug into the larger bag and revealed standbys such as tape, padding for contusions, Ace bandages and splints. But there was also burn spray, hydrogen peroxide, eyewash, sports creams, butterfly stitches and capsules that stop bleeding. There were nose plugs, inhalers for exercise-induced asthma, antibiotic ointments, a blood-pressure cuff, a vacuum mobilizer for broken arms or legs, and medicalconsent forms in case 911 has to be called. Fuentes displayed Save A Tooth Solution. If a player loses a tooth, we put this on it and put it back until a dentist can be seen, he said. Also in the bag were an instrument for measuring lightning, a pliers-like device called a Trainers Angel that can cut facemasks in emergencies Sports trainer ensures players remain safeBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Coach,2B KEY WEST Photo by BERT BUDDETrainer Richard Fuentes tapes the ankles of Antonio Quintana,a junior tackle on the Key West High football team, before practice Monday.Beat the heat, catch the fishRight now, it takes flexibility and mobility to put a good snapper catch together on the reef, because even the fish feel the heat. Agood strategy is to head to the reef at sunrise, as the bite slows drastically by about 10 oclock. Or if youre stuck in an office all day leave the dock at 5 or 6 for the best evening action. Fish cannot metabolize their food quickly in the very warm waters of August so they eat less. So you want to use just enough chum to hold their attention without allowing them to fill up. Also, use very light fluorocarbon leaders to keep the fish biting. Weve been using 12and 10-pound the past couple of weeks. And if you find the fish shutting down after 30 or 45 minutes, move on to another spot. All that taken into consideration, look for yellowtails of all sizes from sub-legal to 23 inches anywhere from 60 to 80 feet. There are also a few muttons showing in the slicks as well as the occasional mangrove.Offshore, the most consistent fishery has been blackfin tuna at the humps in the Middle and Upper Keys. Anglers are finding dolphin on their way out and back in. Be aware there are lots of small dolphin around. Remember, they must measure 20 inches to the fork of the tail to be legal. The mangroves are returning to the bay and gulf following their annual spawning on the reef. There are plenty of fish in the 14-inch class. This bite will steadily improve in the weeks to come.Now that the hoards of lobster hunters have left the Keys for the most part, lobstering should improve. With the new moon, they should be walking and refilling the holes that were emptied in the bay. And hopefully the reef waters will clean up a bit so divers can catch their share too.The weeks bestCapt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, spent the week entertaining friends, the Wall family from Pennsylvania. They enjoyed some great snorkeling on the reef along with lobstering in the bay. ItBut it will take patience, perseveranceFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn Photo courtesy PAUL ROSSOklahoma residents Bud Selsor (left) and his father Scott (right) flank mate Mike Walter as he displays a 54-pound dolphin caught earlier this month off Islamorada.Both Selsors shared fighting time to catch the big mahi-mahi on a spinning reel spooled with 30-pound-test line.It took an hour to boat the fish on the Relentless,skippered by Paul Ross.The Selsors live in Weatherford,Okla.DANDY DOLPHIN See Fishing,2BEagles drop football programAfter three years of playing six-man football, the Eagles of Island Christian School put their helmets and pads in storage this fall. Island Christian decided to shelve the football program when the Florida private-school association administering the interscholastic sport decided to switch to seven-man football for 2012, ICS superintendent and coach Tony Hammon said. We already had a small roster, Hammon said. That would have made it even more difficult for us to compete, and do it safely. Dropping football was a tough call but I think its the right call, Hammon said. There was some pushback from some players and parents but not as much as I expected. Last year, the Eagles battled to a 3-4 record despite relying on a core group of seven to eight players. On a good day, the 2011 Eagles could field a starting unit of varsity-caliber players. However, any injury during the full-contact games or a long-term injury created a big hole with only undersized young players available to fill it. When you have a roster of 10 or 11 guys, its not fair to go up against a squad with 20 or more players, Hammon said. Our kids are playing both ways and [the opponent] will just wear you down. Teams in the six-man league officially were limited to 21-player rosters but a few squads showed up with many more, Hammon said. When we asked what was going on, the association said theyd been granted a waiver. The Eagles occasionally faced a physical size disparity that was huge when lining up against other teams. The Florida High School Athletic Association has dropped its fall boys-soccer season, which the Eagles played as a fall sport before starting six-man football. So varsity boys sports at Island Christian this fall will be limited to cross country and swimming until basketball gears up as a winter sport. Some Eagle athletes may be able to join AAU club teams in coming months but Island Christian staff cannot directly be involved with the travel teams. Island Christians girls volleyball team, coming off a 13-1 season capped by a district championship, will compete this fall.Keys school cant field big rosterISLAND CHRISTIANBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Fuentes,2B


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Call Laura today!743-5551 NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY BOARD ROOM 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040WEDNESDAY, AUGUST22, 2012 10:00 A.M.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 and to adopt the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, esawyer@fkaa.com Published Keynoter 8-15-12 was the first saltwater fishin g trip for John, the youn g est Wall, who out-fished his dad, Jack. The g roup cau g ht nicesize yellowtails, some almaco jacks and a very lar g e bonito.Capt. Larry Bell and mate Alex Bell, of Blue Ma g ic Charters, fished lon g -time customers and friends Nicole and Don Carey from Stuart, and Crai g and Lucy Lou from Okeechobee. Fishin g off Marathon, they pulled the hook on a sailfish, cau g ht an 18-pound mutton and fou g ht what Capt. Larry thinks was a Goliath g rouper for about three hours. Nick Blackwell and his son Nick Jr., from Clermont, Fla., had a g reat day on the Papa Pips with Capt. Howard Kelley and mate Neil Apley out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway. They brou g ht in a boatload of dolphin. And fishin g out of the 7 Mile Marina, FinnzUp Charters with Capt. Bob Crockett and mate Mike Rathbun took the Obendorfor g roup to the reef, where they cau g ht a snapper dinner and battled a hu g e nurse shark.Last week, the SeaSquared crew hosted nine g roups from Florida, New York, Kansas, Maryland, Washin g ton, D.C., Michi g an, Geor g ia and Texas.We fished in the bay and on the reef with excellent catches of yellowtail and man g rove snapper comin g back to the dock. We also did a couple of combination snapper/sharks in Florida Bay.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Castin g for Charity returns Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill in Marathon. The 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.Sea Squared-Charters.com.Reef is producin gFrom Fishing,1B The Williams crew from Fleming Island,Fla.,shows its mangrove snappers after a half day of fishing in the bay with SeaSquared Charters. purpose yards (309 vs. East Carolina). But hes even a better person, Holly said. Pat has always been a hi g hcharacter man, and he has the passion you want in any football coach. Shed said football comes down to basics, whether at the major-colle g e level or a small South Florida hi g h school. Its all about fundamentals and technique, Shed said. Han g onto the football and play with a lot of heart. And if you have g ood technique, you can beat a man whos faster than you.Honorary ConchsAcertificate declarin g each of the Hurricane coaches as honorary Conchs now holds a place of honor in the Coral Shores locker room. Sylvia Murphy, the Monroe County commissioner from the Upper Keys, made the presentation. That means a lot to all of us, Holly said. It ties us even closer to the Florida Keys. The staff includes a mix of lon g time Upper Keys residents and relative newcomers.Coachin g the Canes this year with Holly are offensive coordinator Alphonso Bryant, Andy En g elmeyer, Adam Bort, Keys Oakley, Barney Rich, Claude Kershner, Jim Miller, Jason Stephenson, Jack Niedbalski, Pat Shed and Athletic Director Rich Russell.Coral Shores holds its Green and Gold Game, an intrasquad scrimma g e, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Tavernier field. The preseason Kickoff Classic will be at home at 7:30 p.m. Au g 24 a g ainst Keys Gate Charter.Han g onto the footballFrom Coach,1B and a syrin g e that would be used if a player suffered a reaction to a bee stin g Im not allowed to g ive an injection, but the player could, he said. Fuentes educates. He tells the Conchs how to eat properly, how to treat heat rash, how to stay cool, how to tackle with their head up to avoid spinal injuries. He shows videos about concussions.Bein g in hi g h school, they think theyre invincible, he said. They mi g ht think they just have a headache, but it could lead to brain trauma. When they see the video, they take it seriously.He g ives each player a computerized concussion test that measures memory. Players answer questions and if they should ever incur a head injury, they will take the test a g ain to see how much of an effect the blow had. Just before Mondays afternoon practice, the trainin g room smelled like the liniment runnin g back Elliott Valdez was rubbin g on his knee. He makes the g uys feel safe, Valdez said of Fuentes. If we g et injured, he knows what to do. We didnt want to practice this summer when he wasnt there. Other players g et ultrasound treatment or, if they had ankle soreness, their ankles wrapped. If we taped everyone, wed run out of tape, Fuentes said. Fuentes sees that the players drink Gatorade (with a little salt added) after mornin g workouts so fluids are retained. He applies ice ba g s. He fills hu g e drums with ice so players can immerse themselves for five minutes in the evenin g Later Monday afternoon, after totin g a cartload of water onto the field, he continued with the rehabilitation of defensive end Robert Val, havin g him yank ropes to stren g then a sur g ically repaired shoulder. I owe him, Val said. If I was to sum up Richard in one word, it would be ... g enerous. Players heed his wordsFrom Fuentes,1B Pat Shed,a record-setting running back for the University of AlabamaBirmingham,brings his experience to Coral Shores to coach Hurricane backs this fall. Adult leagues formingAdult lea g ues for fla g football and co-ed kickball are takin g shape at Founders Park of Islamorada.The popular kickball lea g ue closes re g istration when seven teams have entered, or at 5 p.m. Sept. 1. Teams must post a $100 nonrefundable deposit. All g ames are recreation based and played with self-umpirin g .Games be g in Sept. 1. The parks fla g -football lea g ue features five-man teams playin g Monday-ni g ht g ames with paid officials. Openin g ni g ht is Sept. 10. Teams must post a $100 non-refundable deposit by 5 p.m. Sept. 1. Individual players also can si g n up to be placed on a squad.For more information, contact Founders Park lea g ue coordinator Mikey Ons g ard at 853-1685 or send an e-mail to mikey.ons g ard@isIamorada.fl .us.Marathon swimRe g istration for the Middle Keys chapter of United States Swimmin g is bein g held for the fall session. The swim team, which trains in Key Colony Beach, is in its 17th year. For more information, call 743-4443 or 743-4442.REC SPORTSKeynoter Staff Photo by PETER IHRIGYoung Upper Keys anglers Kurt Ihrig and Jake Beasley get a hand from Capt.Nick Campbell to lift a 50-inch,37-pound dolphin taken on a summer offshore trip aboard the charter boat Dog House,docked at the Whale Harbor Marina in Islamorada.DOLPHIN DAYS


Wednesday,August 15,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Living THE CITYOFKEYWESTCode Compliance HearingW ednesday August 22, 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 8-15-12 Going gluten-free is a healthy choiceLast month while my husband was visitin g friends in Colorado, I had a summer dinner party with some g irlfriends. We like to eat freshly prepared foods and we have differin g food aller g ies, so the challen g e was to prepare items that were g luten-free, soy-free and low in sodium. I always enjoy tryin g new recipes usin g in g redients that are easily accessible and contain a g ood supply of micronutrients, also known as vitamins and minerals.Its very easy to load up on foods that are fillin g but have little or no nutritional value, what I call empty calories. Im also bi g on readin g food labels and if the list of in g redients includes items that sound like a chemistry experiment, I leave it on the shelf. So usin g my formula of not too much meat and always include ve g etables, I prepared spicy chicken kebabs and a kale and feta frittata. My friends added sweet potato patties, quinoa with ve g etables, melon salad and a spinach, almond and man g o salad, all accompanied by various dips made with yo g hurt, spices and herbs. Where any recipe called for flour, we substituted with g luten-free brown rice flour. We finished off the meal with a lemon almond cake made with almond flour, served with Haa g en-Dazs pineapple and coconut ice cream. Readin g the ice-cream label, we reco g nized every in g redient in there. Yes we enjoyed every bite of this delicious, healthy feast.To reach this point, it has taken us a certain amount of experimentation, churnin g out g ood and bad recipes, some trial and error. We watched Food Inc. and Forks Over Knives, read books by Michael Pollan, some of us met with doctors and eventually we fi g ured out what works for each of us.The common thread is that we know that the food we eat affects how healthy we feel. What also helps is findin g local sources of information and supplies. Carol, a reader in Key Lar g o, contacted me with information on a g luten-free bakery, Deland Bakery ( www.delandbakery.com ) in North Florida. You can order online from its amazin g ran g e of breads, muffins and cookies.The Good Food Conspiracy store on Bi g Pine Key carries or g anic produce from the Redlands area of south MiamiDade. Its fresh every Monday. There are ve g an and g lutenfree baked deli g hts from Cupcakes, a Bi g Pine bakery.My latest discovery is the Stand-up Paddleboard store on Summerland Key, which supplies or g anic and ecofriendly products. Tell them what you are interested in and they will find you their best price for it. If you are willin g to drive to Homestead, you can stock up on produce at the Redlands Farmers Market. I visited the market a few weeks a g o and it was a real treat. It caters to the local Mexican community and the sounds and si g hts transported me to another country for a couple of hours. Not everythin g is or g anic but the produce is incredibly fresh, varied and cheap. I believe that eatin g lots of fresh produce is g ood and if its or g anic, thats better. However, if it isnt or g anic, its still g ood for you. And theres nothin g like a farmers market or a colorful display of foods to provide a real feast for the eyes and the body. Shirley Gun is a member of the Keyswide nonprofit Green Living & Energy Education. She writes about green living and the four Rs reducing, reusing, recycling and rot (composting). She can be reached at info@keysglee.comGo fresh, not processed, for better dietGREEN SOLUTIONS Shirley Gun GreenLiving These spicy chicken kebabs (above) and feta frittata served with a spinach and mango salad are high in vitamins and minerals.The Redland Farmers Market (left) provides a bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits.Photos by SHIRLEY GUN Hospital expands MRI serviceHi g h-resolution, stateof-the-art MRI is now more convenient at Fishermens Community Hospital in Marathon with the expansion of hours available.The Ma g netic resonance ima g in g used to be available only Tuesday and Thursdays but now MRI services are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and as needed in emer g ency situations.An MRI is a non-invasive, painless procedure used to provide detailed ima g es of a bodys or g ans and structures. It uses a combination of ma g netic fields, radio waves and computers to produce ima g es physicians use for dia g nosis and treatment. Accordin g to Radiolo g y Department Mana g er Larry Wise, the hospitals GE 1.5 Telsa MRI employs a hi g hdefinition platform and the latest software for extremely accurate ima g in g With this hi g h-resolution MRI, our radiolo g ist can see patientsanatomic structures in far g reater detail, allowin g for a more precise and definitive dia g nosis and, in many patients, earlier disease detection, and even better, it can rule out disease as well.Fishermens Dr. Suzanne Shepherd is fellowshiptrained in musculoskeletal radiolo g y, particularly the dia g nosis of bone, joint and soft-tissue conditions. She completed her fellowship at the University of California San Die g o Medical Center prior to joinin g Fishermens.Its available 5 days a weekMARATHON Fishermens Hospital radiologist Dr.Suzanne Shepherd examines MRIs of a knee and ankle.


KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,August 15,2012 ACROSS 1___ suzette 6Huskiesburden 10Glacier pinnacles 16Ecole people 17The Grim one 19Assess proportionately21The Shooting of Dan McGrewauthor 23Marked by regularity24...not ___ do 25Parlor piece 26Khayyam 28Caught congers 29U.of Maryland athlete 31Equine control 32Robert and David 34Doctor Zhivago heroine 35HRE ruler and namesakes 37Combat milieu 39Hazards 41Conscription org. 42Commuter carrier 44That is 46Virginia willow 48Salts 49Aromatic herb 50Student,hopefully 53Daisy type 561952 Ferber fiction 57Animal color 58Prince of Broadway 59Twelve tricks 61___ Meir 64Exclude 65Guinness 67Misanthrope 69Comic Poundstone 71Extra,in theater jargon 72Ipse ___ 74Deserve 76Barrier 77So.African country 78Shelves unit 80Destroy 82Produced 85Bradley or Nunn 86Goddess of agriculture 87Maid of Orleans 88Mailbox 89Used light beams 90Accord 93Honest ___ 95Home of Annapurna 97To the point 99Turn ___ ear 101Spanish artist 103Blunted 105Mimicked 107One of the Fitzgeralds 108Rhino relative 110Appear 111Strong opinions 113New Haven student 114Hams 116The Jungleauthor 119Filled 120Masons aide 121Flips122Rated at Wimbledon123Suburbanites concern 124Feminine suffixes DOWN 1Storage areas 2Regeneration 3First lady 4Office dept.5Fragrant compound6Unruffled 7Bathe 8Over:Prefix9Room appointments10Fencing and curling 11Goof 12Pestered 13Staggering 14Fogpoet 15Uses the tiller 16Poetry muse 17Call it a day 18Sorrow 20Norse narratives 22Bargains 27___ was in the Beginning... 30Has the sulks 32Losing color 33T-bar rider 36Right away to an RN 38Celebrated caravel 40Unimaginative 43Junk 45Bar 47Coastal coasters 49To love,in Brest 50D.Arnaz co-star 51Pass 52Peruse again 53Sunglasses:colloq. 54Rock salt 55An Essay on Man wit56Fence appurtenance60Stiffer 62Famed penologist 63Two 66Burnsprop 68The Sun Also ___ 70Famed columnist 73Yellowstone Range 75Sewing item 79___ and tied 81___ Foxx 83Coarse island cloth 84Battery terminal 86Emotionless 87Mary Queen of Scots son 89Le Roi dYs composer 90Meal 91Free 92Tabulates 93Late bloomer 94Former NYC mayor and family 96Throbbed 98Bestowed abundantly 100Bucolic events 102Library reference 104Vacuous 106Al ___:to the tooth 109Symbol of slimness111Certain South African112Paisley native 115Hway. 117Refrain syllable 118D-day craft Observer crossword puzzle AuthorsSolution in the Aug.18 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Aug.11 puzzle.See what can float on SaturdayHelp decide what team best builds a race boat out of household materials during the Anything That Floats regatta set for Saturday. Acaptains party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Senor Frijoles, mile marker 103.9 bayside. Saturday is race day, with team check-in beginning at 2 p.m. and race events starting at 3.Resourceful crews of two, four or more people are expected to reuse, recycle and regenerate floatable items found around the house to construct their boats. Materials can include wood, PVC, jugs, buckets, pool noodles, plastic wrap, lawn furniture or cardboard, with a roll of all-purpose duct tape to hold it all together. Teams can hoist old Tshirts as sails to propel their vessels, as long as all participants are contained within. Oars and paddles are allowed but motors, foam, floats, rafts or pool toys are not.Boats and team members are to navigate a half-mile buoyed course along Blackwater Sound from Key Largos Caribbean Club to Sundowners and back. Both waterfront locations offer excellent race-watching areas for spectators. Prizes are to be awarded in categories such as bestcostumed crew, most creative vessel, fastest vessel, best hard-luck story and vessel containing the most participants that still floats.The race is free to enter and the minimum age to participate is 13. For event information, go to http://key largoanythingthatfloats race.com .KEY LARGOThis is an innovative entry during a previous Anything That Floats regatta. Brother and sister Marathon High School graduates Jimmy and Carla Sikora have become parents just four days apart.Jimmy and his wife Carissa are the new parents of Caydence Anne Sikora(above),born June 3 at the University of North Carolinas Womens Hospital and weighing 6 pounds,11 ounces.The new dad is a 1999 graduate of Marathon High and works as a project superintendent for John Moriarty & Associates.Carla and her husband Christopher are the new parents of Halen Christopher Dormer,(right) born June 7 at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare Shea Hospital and weighing 7 pounds,13 ounces.The new mom is a 1996 graduate of Marathon and is a private-practice anesthesiologist.Both Sikoras are the children of Jim and Charlotte Sikora,now of Tucson,Ariz. NEW ARRIVALS Vaccinations are availableThe Monroe County Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated before school starts on Monday. Schools require kindergartners to receive vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox. Seventhgraders are required to have a TDaPvaccination, which prevents diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. In addition to the required vaccinations, the department recommends children are vaccinated against hepatitis A, meningococcal disease and the human papillomavirus. The Health Department provides the vaccinations at the following locations. Parents should bring proof of insurance or proof of income, as well as vaccination records they have for their children.Key West: Roosevelt Sands Center, 105 Olivia St., today and Thursday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.Marathon: Ruth Ivins Center, 3333 Overseas Highway (mile marker 49), Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.Tavernier: Roth Building, 50 High Point Road, Plantation Key, Friday and Monday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.For more information, call 809-5653.Three sites offer them as of todayBACK TO SCHOOLConch Scramble returns to the Upper KeysBoaters in the Keys can hone their swings while raising money for charity during the Conch Scramble, an onthe-water golf tournament set for Sept. 22.Akick-off party and team registration is to be held Sept. 21 at a home designated HGTVs 2008 Dream Home. The 3,500-square-foot house is in an enclave called the Shore at Islamorada, off U.S. 1 at mile marker 86.7 bayside. Itll include a live or silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle.Teams are to meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Islamorada Fish Co., mile marker 81.5 bayside, for breakfast, hole location assignments and a shotgun start.Teams of four players aboard boats have two shots at each of nine holes rings in the water at waterfront venues throughout Islamorada. An additional designated driver is required to accompany the teammates. The holes range in distance from shore from 30 to 120 yards off the venues dock or beach. Only irons and putters are allowed. Golfers are awarded points for their shots, depending on whether they land inside or outside the rings. Mulligans are available for purchase. Golfers, who must provide their own clubs, use biodegradable golf balls that become fish food after 96 hours in the water. Abarbecue and awards lunch is set for 3 p.m. on the beach at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday isle, mile marker 84 oceanside.The entry fee is $500 per team. Limited raffle tickets are to be sold for $100 each, and the selected winner is to receive a new Yamaha outboard motor. Proceeds from the golfing challenge benefit the Florida Keys Foster Adoptive Parents Association and the Autism Society of the Keys.To find out more, go to http://conchscramble.com or send an e-mail to info@ conchscramble.com.On-the-water golf tourney is registeringISLAMORADA LIVING BRIEFSSunday poker run helps wounded vetsThe Deptherapy Foundation, a British organization that works with wounded soldiers to rehabilitate them through scuba diving, has planned a Wound Warriors poker run for Sunday in the Upper Keys. The Professional Association of Dive Instructors is the sponsor.The run kicks off at Alabamas Jack on Card Sound Road and continues to the Buzzards Roost, Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle, Snappers Turtle Club and finally to Gilberts, where there will be prizes, awards and music.Price is $20 for three poker hands and $5 for each additional hand. Proceeds go to the foundation. For more information, contact Jeannine Cook at 451-0601, Ext. 1204 or via email at jeannine.cook@ century21.com.Discounted AARP course SaturdayActive and retired educators and any school employee can take the Marathon AARPs driver refresher course for just $5. The six-hour course, set for Saturday, was designed by AARPto help drivers 50 and older improve their driving skills and prevent crashes. It covers agerelated physical changes and tips to help compensate for these changes, rules of the road, and local driving problems. For more information, call Dee at 289-9658. Pre-registration is required.Saturday auction benefits Love FundThe Key West Police Department has an orchid auction set for Saturday at the Square One Restaurant to benefit its Love Fund.The Love Fund helps department members when no other financial resources are available in times of extreme hardship. The hardship can be in many forms a death, sickness, crippling illness, dramatic loss of money or a home, etc. When a department member has no other means of paying for these types of situations, he or she can apply through the Love Fund for monetary help.Suggested donation is $10 at the door, $15 for a paddle to bid.


Wednesday,August 15,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: A d# 145221 INTHE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-40-K Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM J. HINEY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John William J. Hiney, Jr. deceased, whose date of death was October 15, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is the 15th day of A ugust, 2012. Personal Representative: Margaret F. Edgington 24327 Caribbean Dr. W. Summerland Key, FL 33042 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Christine B. Bollong A ttorney for the Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0131873 P.O. Box 1223 Key West, Florida 33041 Telephone: (305) 294-6077 Fax: (305) 296-5431 Published August 15, 22, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 142363 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CP-K-12-150 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM C. BLEEKS, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM CLEVELAND BLEEKS, JR., deceased, whose date of death was May 25, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 15, 2012. Personal Representative: A NITA LYNN BUIRLEY 3 El Monte Lane Key West, Florida 33040 A ttorney for Personal Representative: GREGORY D. DAVILA, ESQ. A ttorney for ANITA LYNN BUIRLEY Florida Bar Number: 0886998 1111 12th Street, Suite 310 Key West, FL 33040 Telephone: (305) 293-8554 Fax: (305) 294-9913 E-Mail: gdavila@keywestlawoffice.com Published August 15, 22, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 140796 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will receive bids for the following: RFP No. 512ELEVATOR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE Bid documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.keysschools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents, The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Monroe County School District Purchasing Department Published August 11, 15, 18, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 133600 Notice of Public Auction Pursuant F.S.328.17, United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vessel(s) to the highest bidder. Inspect 1 week prior @ marina; cash or cashier check;18% buyer prem; all auctions are held w/ reserve; any persons interested ph 954-563-1999 Sale Date August 31 2012 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 V11915 1964 LonesFL4405HK hull id#: FLZT4639G664 outboard pleasure gas aluminum L24ft r/o harry corban morris lienor: murray marine inc 5710 us hwy 1 mm5 key west fl Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765 & 1911 Published August 8, 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 135267 NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SESSION The Monroe County Sheriffs Office and the Teamsters will engage in collective bargaining for MCSO Detention Deputies on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Sheriffs Administrative Headquarters, 5525 College Road on Stock Island. Session is scheduled for 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Each session is open to the public. Anyone desiring to appeal any decision taken at any session will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made. If you need accommodation or assistance to attend, please contact Michelle Quad at 305-292-7020. Published August 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 144885 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on September 11, 2012 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/vessels are sold as is. 1. 1995 NTL 1 VIN: NTLCH163C595 Published August 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 144845 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on September 1, 2012 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/vessels are sold as is. 1. 2001 DODGE VIN: 1B3ES46C81D181532 Published August 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 134640 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-DR-864-P Jorge L. Pedraza, Petitioner and Vilma B. Solis, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Vilma B. Solis unknown address YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jorge L. Pedraza whose address is 73501 Overseas Hwy Apt #1, Islamorada, FL 33036 on or before September 7, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070 before service on Petitoner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: July 30, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Published August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. CLARK DIESEL FORKLIFT 6000 lbs. Good condition. Located in Marathon. $5500 obo. 239-825-8796 KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841 TheBigPineKeyEstate 4BD/4BA+2BD/2BAHuge Poolwithroomfortennis courtsoraheli-pad.BIG PARTIESorBIGPRIVACY. OpenWater$1,750,000.Call WillLangley305-394-9020 MARATHON 2/2 home. Unfurn. W/D. Appliances incl. Lrg workshop. $1400/mo, F/L/S, yearly lease.Avail Oct. 1st. 386-547-3071 KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furnished 3 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. Call 786-258-3127 MM 91.5 O/S 2 BR / 1BA Lg. yard, lg. front porch. Tropical landscape. $1200 / mo. + sec. Call 505-690-8653 ISLAMORADA Canal Front 3/2 up; 1/1 down. Furnished. Monthly or long term. $1900 + util F/L/S. 973-248-5215; hlymoses@optonline.net MARATHON Canal Front. Concrete dock, 2 ba, 1 ba, tiled, fenced. No pets. F/L/S. $1450/mo. 305-323-9663. New Tropical Wicker Bedroom and Living RoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners Simmons Beautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'S BEDS 100s of BedsFactory Direct to YouMarathon MM 53.5 743-7277 Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-8430FREE DELIVERY Positions available atGuidance/Care Center,Inc.Healthcare coverage,401 with match and retirement plan. Please send resumes with cover letter to humanresources@villagesouth.com .EEOC/DFWP REHABILITATIONCOUNSELOR-Personal Growth CenterMarathonF/T Provide support and education to adults with mental illness.BA in Human Services required.SUBSTANCEABUSECOUNSELORKey West JIP Program based at Monroe County Sheriffs Office.Bachelors degree,Certified Addiction Professional (or within 2 years of hire). Bi-lingual Spanish desirableFAMILYINTERVENTIONSPECIALISTSpecialist providing outreach,assessment and case management services to Lower Keys famlies.Bachelors degree in a human service field and 1 year of substance abuse experience required;Masters or CAP preferred.F/TREGISTEREDNURSE-Crisis Stabilization Unit Marathon.Varied benefits packages. Per diem. Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com YOU HAVE IT. KEYSNET.COM


KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,August 15,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Key Largo Landings of Largo 2/2 condo, furnished or unfurnished. 2 pools, marina, boat ramp, tennis courts, large carport. $1500/mo incl cable. A vail now. 954-214-1751 MARATHON Charming 2/1 apt. on nice canal with tropical yard. Great neighborhood! Sm pet OK. $1500/mo, incl util. Call Andy 561-212-3045 1 BR /1 BA MM 88 B/S Newly remodeled w/ pool. Cable & water incl. No pets. Ref. req. $950 / mo. + sec. dep. Call (219) 863-2487 A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 2BR / 2 BA & 1 BR / 1 BA MM 88.5, Plantation Villas. No smoking, no pets. 2 BR is $1200/mo. 1 BR $1000. F/L/S. Call Eric 305-393-3706. Agent. 97MMBayfront2/2 SEASONALCondo THREE orFOURMONTHS$10,000 RockHarborClub>>Sandy Beach,Spectacular180 degreebayview,freecable,wifi,heatedpool,tennis,gated, parkatdoor,screenedpatios (2)CeramicTile,recentrehab,50"TV,Flexiblemovein date.Nodogs/CatsOK.Call owner5614412800561-4412800jklasfeld@yahoo.com CONCH KEY MM 63. 1 BR, 1 BA, ground level, fully furn. Kitchen, LR, boat slip avail. Directly on the Bay, must see! $1200/mo. 305-743-3478 MARATHON Share 3/2 condo. Pool, beach, tennis. $650/mo. Util incl. No pets. Ocean view. A vail 8/15. 573-247-6449 1/1HomeN.KeyLargo Tile. Quietneighborhood.Water+ yardserv.inc.$850/mo.+ $500sec.Yearly.Call305-394 -1150laak@terranova.net MARATHON WATERFRONT Oceanside studio near MM 48. A/C, tiled, full kitchen. Dock. Yearly lease. $800/mo. F/L/S. 561-212-6563 2BR / 1 BA MM 105 13 Mocking Bird Rd. Key Largo. $800/mo. + util. F/L/S Call (305) 451-4502 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 KEY LARGO MM 100.5 WAREHOUSE/RETAIL SPACES Multi-size units available. Call Donna 305-743-6341 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 MM 30.5, BIG PINE KEY US HWY 1 FRONTAGE. Good for storefront or offices. Excellent location! $920/mo. 239-541-1678 HEART OFMARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 Marathon Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit #32, 960 sq. ft. $1750/mo. plus elec. Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565 HOUSEKEEPER Must speak English. Apply in person ONLY : Hawks Nest, 1 Kyle Way South, Marathon. Drug Free Work Place. EOE. 100 TON CAPTAIN / DIVEMASTER needed for snorkel boat in Marathon. Must be local. Call 305-731-3386 or 305-289-0614. SECURITY GUARD NEEDED Islamorada area. Must have own transportation. Must speak English. 305-743-3143 CASHIER/DOCKHAND & Cashier F/T. Drug test req. Apply in person at Panchos Fuel Dock, 1280 Oceanview Ave, Mrthn, or call 743-2281 Drivers: $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Benefits, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 PART TIME TANK TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED Must possess HAZMAT license. Clean driving record a must. Call 305-852-9274.AUTO MECHANIC needed, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Tools required, drivers license required. No drunks or dopers. Apply at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon.Carpenters, carpenter helpers and laborers needed. Please call 305-872-2100. ULTIMATE DENTAL CARE is hiring a F/T Dental Asst. Experience required. Benefits package. Call Maggie at (305) 453-9105 P/T MAINTENANCE Exp. necessary. Wknd hours. Immediate opening! Sm resort, Conch Key. Bkgrnd & drg test reqd. 305-289-1377 P/T HOUSEKEEPER Exp. preferred. Flex hrs. Must speak English. Sm resort, Conch Key. Bkgrnd & drg test reqd. 305-289-1377 P/T FRONT DESK OFFICE Exp. preferred. Nice work environment. Small resort, Conch Key. Bkgrnd & drg test reqd. 305-289-1377 for appt. Small resort in Islamorada now accepting applications for all positions. Call for details. 305-664-5130. HOUSEKEEPERS F/T for Grassy Key Resort. Experienced only. Call 305-923-0718. EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN WOW LOOK !!! Physical TherapistRegistered Nurses Apply online at:http://www .f isher menshospital.or g Fishermans Hospital is located in Marathon,FLE.O.E./Drug Free Workplace/E-verify $$$ FLOORING INSTALLERS NEEDED $$$ For year round work! Experienced only. Must have van,tools,GL insurance,pass background and speak English.MUST HAVE MONROE COUNTY LICENSE.Call 877-577-1277 or visit http://contractor.us-installations.com Now accepting applications for:Front Desk Night Manager Night Engineer Dock Hand ReservationsWe offer competitive wages. To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: Office/Store Staff or ManagerFull Time position Salary plus Bonus program Dive or sales experience a plus786-522-2693 www.rainbowreef.us BUSY GIFT SHOP & ART GALLERYin Downtown Islamorada in need of FT help.Will train.Please call Glenn 305-393-6664 Marathon Deliver newspapers 7 days a week between 4 a.m.and 7 a.m. The pay is approximently $300 a week. Stop in at the Marathon office to fill out an application. 3015 Overseas Hwy.Newspaper carrier wanted Big Pine Key areaDeliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4 a.m.and 7:30 a.m. Potential profits are $450+ per week For more info call Carter at 743-5551 Ext.21 or stop in at the Marathon office to fill out an application 3015 Overseas Hwy.Newspaper carrier wanted Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com


Wednesday,August 15,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: MARKER 88 NOW HIRING F/T "hands on" Restaurant Mgr. Must work nights, weekends & holidays. Please apply in person at 103900 Overseas Hwy. or at Marker 88 Restaurant.SENOR FRIJOLES IS HIRING a F/T Cook. Must be available to work nights, weekends & holidays. Please apply in person at 103900 Overseas Hwy. or at the restaurant. F/T BARTENDER NEEDED at Marker 88. Nights, weekends and holidays a must. Apply in person at 103900 Overseas Hwy or at the restaurant.NOW HIRING SERVER, AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. Monroe County Schools Plumbing Mechanic needed for Marathon area. Great benefits, paid vacation, holidays and sick time. Contact Jeff Barrows, 305-360-1424. j eff.barrow@keysschools.com Looking for a reliable, qualified service technician for appliance company. Good license a must! Call (305) 664-3662. DRIVERS WANTED for new taxi service in Marathon. Must have clean Drivers license, be honest & dependable! Call 573-247-8487l 199917LogicCC w/90-hp Yamaha(motorneedswork) andEZLoadertrailer.Must sell!$1,750305-743-7578 30 PRIORITY 1995 w/12 beam, 2 new 3126 Cat eng, 350 hp, 3 yrs old, 930 hrs. 1 reblt & 1 new transmission. Cabin w/head, all redone, new 200 gal alum fuel tank. $78K. Call Nick 305-393-2182. 27 Hells Bay 2004 Twin 225 Yamahas. Newly serviced, bottom painted. Ready to go! $55K. 305-743-5623 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 28 MACGREGOR, with trailer. 7 HP motor, on trailer. Ready to go! $4800. 305-872-9877, Big Pine. RVLOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 All types of permits for sale Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.comLobster/Stone Crab Business 43 Torres boat 3500 Lobster traps & certs; 3600 Crab traps & certs. All bus. equip incl. Must buy complete. $1.2 million 305-743-4594453 Class B Lobster Certificates for Sale $100 each. Boat & traps. 786-281-1389 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada MTHN-Marine Storage: boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 40 DORADO Lobster/Crab boat. 3406 Cat, 580 HP, fully loaded w/electronics & hydraulics. Ready to Lobster! 99K obo. 305-393-1415. AA Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, gulf reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 AUTOS WANTED! ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. car-Van-Truck. Running or not. Cash paid. 305-332-0483 2002 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad cab, only 78K mi. Exc cond, leather,. loaded! $11,999 obo. 208-660-0969 PARADISE TOWING Is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. WOW LOOK !!! CORAL REEF PARK CO. Bahia Honda DivisionIs seeking aFull Time Customer Service ClerkMust be a team player, and have some experience with Retail, Food Service and Water Sports. Supervisory skills a plus. Please call Nancy at 872-3954 or apply in person at Bahia Honda Park. Benefits availableEOE GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551


KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,August 15,2012 G R A N N I E S B E D A A N D B B O N E Day Care and Overnight boarding for your dog. 10% OFF for more than one pet Clean, Safe environment Quality and caring service M M 8 8 8 5 O O c e a n s i d e C a l l L L i n d a o o r C C r y s t a l a a t ( ( 3 0 5 ) 8 8 5 3 -0 0 0 5 6 granniesdoghotel@aol.comPETGROOMER, LLCGrooming and supplies for your petMM 88.5 Oceanside (305) 852-4644 keyspetgroomer@aol.com The Pet MotelMile Marker 105 Bayside 104980 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037(305) 451-3678thepetmotel.orgDaycareBoardingGrooming SERVING THE MIDDLE KEYS SINCE 1980 DEPENDABLE SERVICE FAIR PRICESService RepairResidentialCommercial Bill Kelly, OwnerELECTRICAL SERVICES FREE ESTIMATES305-743-6098 Licensed & Insured #EC 525 Marathon, FL E-mail: Kelly6098@aol.com Joyful Pet Sitters T h a n k s our pets and owners for their loyaltyLicensed & Bonded FLORIDA KEYS PREMIER MUSIC PLACE Mile Marker 49.5 743-2220www.TheHurricaneGrille.com Live Music 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday $5 Lunches 7 Days a Week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday Every Thursday is Wing NightDelivery Available 7 nights from 5 p.m. to midnightVoted Best Bar & Live Music Venue BARNEY is a year old hound mix. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 SHELBY is an 8 month old female shepherd/lab mix. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 BATMAN, ROBIN, & FLASH are 8 week old male black & white longhaired kittens. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 BERNICE is a young adult who was found as a stray. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 BAILEY is a young Jack Russell mix. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 DASH is an adult Beagle. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 BABY KITTY is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 LOLA is a young adult female Terrier Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 ROMO is a 5 month old male Yorkshire Terrier Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 CHELSEY & ISABELLA are 3 month old Longhaired Siblings. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 LANA is a 3 month old black and white kitten. Available at Forgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SISSY & MARCUS are 3 month old Tabby Siblings. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SONYA is a 3 month old Tortoiseshell kitten. Available at Forgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 TIPPY is a 2 year old black male. Available at Fo rgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520