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778679022222 Classifieds . . .8B Living . . . .3B Business . . .9A Obituaries . . .2A Opinion . . .8A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 17,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.92 25 CENTS In L'AttitudesThe songs of Gershwin are eternal,and they're coming to the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West. Story, 6B Poor decisionThe Sheriff's Office says a DUI suspect tried to bribe a deputy for $30,000 while bragging about past cocaine exploits.Story, 2A Member FDICEqual Housing Lender Need A Loan? Call Us! 305-296-8535 KeysBank.com AniMadruga (305) 308-3210NMLS#: 812674 BrianBarroso (305) 393-4669NMLS#: 812460 KurtLewin (305) 304-4187NMLS#: 812476 BrianKelly (305) 393-6446NMLS#: 812475 LoriBailey (305) 304-6991NMLS#: 812459 Saunders bows out from HouseLife would be easier if Key West and Tallahassee were not separated by a 12hour drive, former state Rep. Ron Saunders said Friday, days after ending his second stint in the Florida Legislature. "I'm still deciding where to spend most of my time now," said Saunders, 58. "I'm from the Keys and have a lot of good contacts here," he said. "But I've also got contacts in Tallahassee. I'll probably wind up trying to split time between both." Saunders, a fifth-generation Key West native, served as state representative for Monroe County (District 120) and south Miami-Dade in 14 of the last 26 years. Tuesday, House members gather for their annual organizational meeting. For the first time since 2006, Saunders won't be there representing the Keys. This year, he passed on a chance to seek a fourth twoyear term in favor of an unsuccessful bid for the state Senate; he lost in the Democratic primary. His longtime aide, Key Largo resident Holly Raschein a Republican won election to the House from District 120, defeating Democrat Ian Whitney of Key West. She will be in Tallahassee on Tuesday. "With Holly up there, I have no real plans to run again," Saunders said. "At this point, the Legislature is not something I'm looking at any time soon." Before first getting elected in 1986, he was a legislative assistant in the state Capitol, and frequently commuted the length of the state between his two periods as a state representative (1986 to 1994 and 2006 to 2012). His teenage son attends school in Tallahassee. Alawyer, Saunders said "there are folks talking to me" about his next career step but no decisions have been made. "I can do legal work or strategic consulting but the law prohibits me from lobbying the legislature for the next two years," he said. "So I couldn't become a lobbyist if I wanted to and I'm not at all sure that's something I would want to do." The differences between his two periods as a House representative were stark. "In the first, I was in the majority party and served as Appropriations [Committee] chairman," he said. "We were able to do things like the Healthy Start program for prenatal care and Everglades restoration. I got a lot of money for the Keys and Florida Keys Community College." As a member of thePOLITICS Former state Rep.Ron Saunders has been a fixture in Tallahassee,but he says his politics days might be over after serving seven two-year terms in the state House.Cooler weather brings out pythonsBoth voters and pythons turned out for Election Day in Key Largo. Two reports of big snakes likely to be invasive pythons were called into a state hotline on election night Nov. 6. "I got more calls in that one night than I get in some months," said Jim Duquesnel, a biologist working on a U.S. Geological Survey project to keep exotic snakes from gaining a foothold in the Florida Keys. The reports were miles apart so they were probably not the same snake, he said. The best report came from a woman driving on U.S. 1 near mile marker 102.2. The snake was crossing the highway, headed toward Florida Bay, but retreated to the oceanside. The woman reached the "I've Got 1" hotline (888)Two reports are called in Election DayFormer rep still deciding his next pathENVIRONMENT Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWGovernment biologist Jim Duquesnel checks a python trap some are baited with live rats on North Key Largo.More than 40 traps have been distributed locally in an effort to catch invasive snakes.Just one has been caught.Bug board members reconsider salariesAdraft report prepared by Gov. Rick Scott's office has Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board Chairman Jack Bridges wondering if he and his fellow commissioners are paid too much. Scott has ordered a review of special taxing districts statewide, including the 19 mosquito control districts. Director Michael Doyle told the Keynoter Friday the report says commissioners' salaries statewide are "generally about $5,000" annually. That's far less than the $21,438 annually Florida Keys commissioners are paid. Doyle was quick to point out that the Keys district is "by far the most complicated in the state." It includes the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and national wildlife refuges that are home to endangered species. Doyle also said the report contains numerous inaccuracies and that district staff is reviewing it. "They interviewed each of the districts and did a summary of each. We are correcting it now and will be sending it back soon. I'm assuming in early December they'll send out the final version," he said Bridges said he wants to discuss the salary discrepancy with fellow board members. He plans to do so at the board's Monday meeting in Key West. "Everybody from the most junior employee to the chairman of the board is entitled to a fair wage, but nobody is entitled to be overpaid. If we have the same job descriptions as every other commission and yet we're making that much more, I want to here some justification why," Bridges said. The $21,438 per year is actually a reduction from recent years. Commissioners'$2,400 annual housing allowance which all employees received was eliminated last fiscal year. Commissioner Steve Smith, who was just reelected to a fifth consecutive fouryear term, said he does not feel the board is overpaid. "I do not feel I'm overcompensated for what I contribute to the district," he said. Bridges "may feel we're overpaid or out of line, but if he were more involved and reached out to other districts, he'd see we're much more involved than other commissions are." Regardless of salary, Bridges said he's adamant the district remains independent (the governor's draft report also looks at rolling spe-Doyle:State report indicates they're higher than othersMOSQUITO CONTROLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Saunders,2ASee Python,2AKeys judge puts caseload on holdBattling illness, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton has been off the bench for the past three weeks, prompting his colleagues in the 16th Circuit judiciary to cover his caseload. Slaton, elected to a sixyear term in 2008, declined to comment on the specifics of his illness. "I really don't want to discuss my personal health," Slaton told the Keynoter, but he said he plans to return to work in "the next couple of weeks." Circuit Court Administrator Holly Elomina made clear that Slaton's cases are not being reassigned but temporarily covered by other judges. "We're covering his case load with our existing resources," she said. "The dockets are being covered." Circuit Court operates off six-month calendars, with the current cycleIllness forces other judges to cover for SlatonMONROE COUNTY COURTSSee Slaton,3ABy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSee Mosquitoes,6A
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,November 17,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.77 70 SUN.81 68 MON.77 68 TUES.75 68 Forecast:Partly cloudy with a 20-30% chance of rain over the weekend. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no Keys beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 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 E-mail email@example.com 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 BRIEFSFund established for fire victimsAbenefit fund has been set up for Jack and Lisa Sauders of Ramrod Key, whose home, RV, motorcycles and more were destroyed by fire Monday. The Fire Benefit Fund is established at Centennial Bank and donations can be dropped off at any branch. Just make sure you clearly state it's for the Sauders. The Sauders'neighbors, Jeff and Jennifer Kubitshey, discovered the fire around 1 a.m. Early investigation indicates the cause was a propane tank in the recreational vehicle. Overall damage is estimated at more than $500,000. 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 minority party over the last six years, including serving as Democratic caucus leader, Saunders'influence was limited. "We did get the $200 million in commitments for wastewater [treatment construction] and the first appropriation of $50 million," he said. "I'm not taking sole credit for that but I was a part of it. That's really made an impact on the local economy and environment." Much of his recent focus has been reminding a new generation of state legislators why Florida had to create Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Citizens, the state's insurer of last resort, insures almost all Keys properties and has windstorm rates that most Keys homeowners say are out of whack for being so high. "They talk a lot of about the private sector coming in to make it more affordable but that isn't happening," Saunders said. "It comes down to availability. If it's not available, it's not going to be affordable and prices won't go down. People up there are starting to realize that." "Abig part of what I've been trying to accomplish is to educate people that the Keys truly are a unique and special place," he said. "I think it's been pretty successful. We've made a lot of allies for years to come." Former state Rep. Ron Saunders has been a fixture in Tallahassee, but he says his politics days might be over after serving seven two-year terms in the state House.Saunders still ponders futureFrom Saunders,1A Beating probe hits high gearThe beating of two men on Nov. 10 that Key West police have called a hate crime has been pushed to the front of the agency's investigations. "The whole Police Department is focused on this," Mayor Craig Cates said. John Stutter, 33, and Nicholas Leddy, 31, a gay couple from Brooklyn, had attended a wedding for two friends at the Hemingway House on Whitehead Street. Later on, around 2 a.m., they were walking down Duval Street when a young man came up from behind and called them "faggots." Officer Jeffrey Dean wrote in a report that after the epithet was spoken, "Stutter said the unknown male then punched him in the neck." Stutter said he was then put in a headlock and punched "several times" in the head. After a passing woman intervened, the attacker walked away but then returned and punched Leddy behind his left ear before taking off down Duval for good, Dean wrote. They described their alleged attacker as a cleanshaven white man with short, dark hair, about 5-foot-9 and in his early 20s. Police says there's possibly video footage recorded by a security camera outside Willie T's in the 500 block of Duval, but police spokeswoman Alyson Cream declined to comment on the case. "The detectives do not discuss while it's still open and under investigation," she said. However, Cates said "I'm very serious about this. We don't want any crime but hate crimes ... they're crimes for a senseless reason." He pointed out that Key West hosts some 2.5 million visitors per year and that there's no indication at this point whether the alleged attacker is a local or from out of town. Contained in those visitor figures is a large number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender tourists who have long flocked to Key West for the non-judgmental live-and-let-live attitude. The Florida Attorney General's Office tracks hate crimes statewide, with the most recent figures coming from 2010; that year there were 149 reported hate crimes in Florida. According to an annual report, "Hate crimes motivated by the victim's race represented 46.3 percent of all reported hate crimes, followed by sexual orientation at 21.5 percent, religion at 19.5 percent and ethnicity/national origin at 12.7 percent. No hate crimes were reported under the categories of physical disability, mental disability or advanced age." Florida law allows for enhanced penalties against defendants found guilty of committing a hate crime.Police say assault is hate crimeKEY WEST483-4681 for invasive species but the call went to a recording system rather than a state dispatcher. A search of the area hours later didn't result in finding the snake. "If somebody has one in front of them, we want to get people out there to remove it right then," said Cheryl Millett, a biologist with The Nature Conservancy who coordinates the Python Patrol hotline and response. The effort to prevent big invasive snakes from breeding in the environmentally sensitive Keys comprises several state and federal agencies, The Nature Conservancy and the University of Georgia. The "I've Got 1" program was launched in the Keys five years ago because of the threat from Burmese pythons. It now has been expanded statewide and into the Caribbean for reporting other invasive species, both plant and animal. Nine pythons have been captured on Key Largo and North Key Largo over the past several years, most recently in August. Hundreds have been captured or confirmed in Miami-Dade County and the Everglades. "We need everybody's eyes," Millett said Thursday. "Pythons are well-camouflaged and can be really hard to see even if you're looking for them." On Sunday, Duquesnel made his rounds on North Key Largo, near Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock State Park, checking dozens of coffinlike python traps arrayed in nearby woods. Afew are baited with live rats, held in an interior cage and provided with ample food and water. Other traps are positioned along a long plastic fence intended to funnel the snakes into the traps. Millett said cooler weather should bring an increase in python sightings. "They can't stay underground and have to get into the sun to stay warm," she said. "They're also a bit more sluggish in the cold." Callers to the hotline should listen to the voicemail menu, which can direct them to a live dispatcher for immediate response or to a recording system for delayed reports.Everybody's eyes'From Pythons,1A The Morgan Insurance Group would like to introduce our Life & Health agent, Amy Stoky.Amy brings a high level of energy, professionalism and commitment to serve you for all of your health and life insurance needs including: for individuals, families and groups. personally owned.The insurance you need. the service you expect. A price you can afford. AMY STOKY ManagerLife & Health Services firstname.lastname@example.org 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comDoyle raise possiblePotential salary cuts for Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board members could end up going toward a higher annual salary for the board's top administrator. Chairman Jack Bridges told the Keynoter he plans to discuss Mosquito Control District Director Michael Doyle's "annual review" at the board's Monday meeting in Key West. "When we hired him at $115,000 [per year], we promised him an annual review and we haven't had that. He hasn't made any bones about that, but everyone is entitled to be paid fairly and we owe him an annual review," Bridges said. Doyle was the entomologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Sector-borne Diseases in Fort Collins, Colo., when he was hired in July 2011. Bridges said Doyle has accomplished great things since taking over for longtime predecessor Ed Fussell. "He's led us in a lot of innovative things; he was instrumental in making huge budget cuts," Bridges said. "I think he's entitled to an increase in his salary. [But] we're never going to get to where Ed Fussell was paid," he said, referring to Fussell's $185,000 annual salary at the time of his retirement in January 2011. Discussion of Doyle's salary is slated to come on the heels of another nonaction item on Monday's board agenda: Whether to lower commissioners' salary from $21,438 per year to the roughly $5,000 average at 19 other mosquito control districts in Florida. Other scheduled agenda items Monday include: Adiscussion led by Commissioner Phil Goodman about live-streaming video of Mosquito Control meetings on the district website. It does not currently air meetings in any format. Goodman floated the idea at last month's meeting, referring to videos streamed by the Key West-based Hometown Political Action Committee during that group's various candidate forums during election season. "There's several ways we can do this, similar to the way Hometown PAC does. The quality of the video and audio is very good," he said. Adiscussion led by Doyle relating to the digitalization of district records. It would involve electronically archiving meeting audio for quick retrieval if necessary. "At meetings, there will be discussion about what the district has done, and we didn't have a way to immediately reference a board decision five to 10 years ago," Doyle said.Board also to discuss own salariesMOSQUITO CONTROLBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
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Everyone has always been very helpful with not just a smile, but a smile that says I'm glad to see you. Our commercial loan was no exception! The loan was important to our business because it is enabling us to expand our loading and shipping docks, relocate our retail sales window next to the cafe, and add more parking and slips for our customers visiting by car or boat! Our loan ocer Lori Bailey made the process smooth and easy! She was more than willing to accommodate our every need. I just want to express our gratefulness to Lori and the entire FSB team for helping us accomplish our goals. Rick Grumpy Hill Dottie Hill Tom Hill (305) 852-2070 City serious about new city hallIt looks like moving City Hall out of a group of trailers along U.S. 1 will be the Marathon City Council's primary infrastructure project in the coming months. Council members agreed Tuesday that with the focus shifting away from central sewer construction and U.S. 1 repaving, the time is right to construct a permanent building the city can call home. It would almost assuredly be at the city-owned 10-acre events field between 98th and 99th streets along the highway, where the trailers sit. "I think it's time we do something about our City Hall. I am absolutely eager to get started doing something," Councilwoman Ginger Snead said. "I also think we maybe need some feedback as to what our vision is. Without a vision for the future of Marathon, I have a hard time making a decision about a City Hall." Vice Mayor Richard Keating suggested that now is the right time to build because interest rates are low. "Given what's going on with the economy, the interest rates are very favorable. From a financial standpoint, there could be some tremendous benefits to moving forward," he said. City Manager Roger Hernstadt provided the council with preliminary renderings and floor plans, which were done at no cost to the city by Biltmore Construction. The proposed building is roughly 12,500 square feet, with a council meeting room, offices, community rooms and around 4,500 square feet of outdoor deck space. The project budget is $5 million, the funding for which would be obtained through a 20year loan at about 2.5 percent interest. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .Initial plans are unveiled,MARATHONNO LONGER DORMANT Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNA crew with Orlando-based NW Sign Industries installs a roadside sign Thursday at the Dunkin'Donuts and Valero gas station between 73rd and 74th streets along U.S.1 in Marathon.The new business was supposed to be open over the summer but its Miami-based developer went bankrupt.A Valero spokesman said Friday that the store should be open soon,although I don't have a specific time frame to give you.'The inside of the store is slowly taking shape,and includes poster-size photos of Keys fishing catches from decades ago.Libraries look to open doors widerLocal bookstores are disappearing and authors are running out of places to meet their readers. Staff with the Monroe County libraries wants to fix that. Arecommendation going before the Monroe County Commission, meeting Tuesday in Key Largo, could open library doors to booksigning events where books are sold. "We've lost most of our bookstores that traditionally have been venues for booksignings," said county Library Director Norma Kula. "We have been approached by authors." "Libraries are just about the only remaining place for interaction between authors and the public," Kula said Friday. "We think this kind of event is very appropriate for libraries, and is very common throughout the state and country." Current county policy says local libraries cannot host events where "collections may be taken or sales made. Library facilities shall not be used for personal or private profit, aggrandizement, or advertising." The suggested change would allow the library director to approve "sales during author book signings, public performances or exhibits, or for nonprofit agencies or groups to cover costs incurred for class supplies or speaker fees." The change would allow nonprofit groups offering art or craft workshops to charge for materials used by students, although instruction must be free. "These types of policies are in place at other Florida libraries where they are well-regarded and considered positive," Kula said. Other items on the commission agenda include selection of a new mayor and appointments to several advisory committees. County commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102.5 bayside in Key Largo.Book sales at signings would be OKMONROE COUNTYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.combeginning in July. Slaton presides over family, family treatment drug court, truancy, domestic relations and dependency cases. The Clerk of the Court's Office on Friday was not able to provide a count of pending Circuit Court cases or how many of those are assigned to Slaton. In the 2008 election, Slaton beat challenger Mary Vanden Brook by just four votes following an exhaustive recount and six months of litigation. Prior to that Slaton, served as a family court magistrate, traffic court magistrate, private attorney and public defender.Cases coveredFrom Slaton,1A KEYSNET.COM
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COMING DECEMBER 1ST NEW! UNLIMITED Club Membership All classes included! YogaZumbaBoot Camps Couples TrainingPersonal Training 305-432-6900 MM 86 IslamoradaFitness.com HISTORY ON THE MOVE Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThis historic house once owned by Marathon's first school teacher,Sue M.Moore,was moved to its new home at 94th Street (Lime Lane) and U.S.1 early Wednesday morning. Realtor Brian Schmitt purchased the house,along with another built by Moore's son, from Bruce Popham,who had been storing them at his Marathon Boat Yard.The house was built around 1905 in Key West,then shipped to Marathon.Moore taught from 1931 to 1947.Schmitt hasn't decided what to do with the buildings.How about $30,000'An allegedly drunk Miami-Dade man claiming ties to former Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was jailed early Friday morning on a litany of charges including offering a deputy sheriff $30,000 to "to reduce the results of the breath test." John Chaney, 64, of Kendall was pulled over at mile marker 37 around 2:30 a.m. after Deputy Juan Martin-Reyes spotted his black 2008 Hummer H2 traveling between 90 mph and 110 mph in the National Key Deer Refuge, where the speed limit on U.S. 1 is 35 mph. Chaney, a subcontractor working on the reconstruction of North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West, is charged with felony driving under the influence (fourth offense); misdemeanor DUI with a blood alcohol level greater than .08; felony fleeing from police; felony attempted bribery; and two felony counts of drug possession for having two Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, and one Oxycodone opiate pain killer. Chaney failed roadside sobriety tests and was taken to the Marathon substation, where he reportedly tested out at .149 and .146 for blood alcohol level. In Florida, .08 is considered legally drunk. While there, MartinReyes wrote in his report, Chaney said "he is not a good man, telling me stories about his extensive criminal past, to include work for Pablo Escobar and smuggling cocaine into the U.S. from Colombia, how he had killed people in the past and I should be afraid of him." Escobar headed the Medellin cocaine cartel in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was killed in a shootout in 1993. Chaney also reportedly told Martin-Reyes that because of his prior DUIs, he couldn't get arrested for it again, and that his company the name of which wasn't immediately available is making $14 million off the North Roosevelt work. Chaney reportedly then, for the second time, offered Martin-Reyes money to get the breath test result reduced. "I asked John how much money we were talking about, he stated to me $20,000.'I told John that was not too much money, to which he replied to me, How about $30,000.'" The deputy turned down the offer and Chaney reportedly said he respected the decision but "he has bribed many cops and other people in the past." Chaney is being held with no bond at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island. Friday afternoon, he had not yet been assigned a court date. The state Department of Business and Professional Regulation lists Chaney as a certified "underground utility and excavation contractor."Cops say DUI suspect offers huge bribeLOWER KEYS Keynoter StaffCinque takes the gavelAs expected, Marathon City Councilman Mike Cinque was afforded the privilege Tuesday to wield the mayoral gavel during the last of his six consecutive years on the board. Councilman Mayor Dick Ramsay, who had been vice mayor, wasted little time nominating Cinque once Mayor Pete Worthington gave way to newly elected Councilman Chris Bull on the dais. Worthington was termlimited out after serving three straight two-year terms. Cinque will be termlimited out when his current term, which has one more year on it, is complete. Mayor is a largely ceremonial position, but that person does sign resolutions and appear on behalf of the city at numerous events. The mayor also typically casts the final vote on action items at public meetings. "I'm going to immediately suggest that we make Mike Cinque our next mayor. He deserves it; he's worked hard for the city," Ramsay said. Councilwoman Ginger Snead seconded his motion, and no other nominations were made. "I want to thank the council for the support and the citizens of Marathon. I'll try to do the office right and make the citizens proud of our community," Cinque said. Snead then nominated Councilman Richard Keating for vice mayor, and he was unanimously selected. Bull's young daughter, Lindsay, swore him into office at the beginning of the meeting. Incumbents Snead and Ramsay, who were elected, were sworn back into office as well. Snead swore herself in,MARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Saturday,November 17,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 1. Continuum of Care The Palace Gardens is part of The Palace Family of Senior Living Communities which offers accommodations that meet everyones needs, from Independent Living and Assisted Living, to Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and even Home Health. You can rest assured that at The Palace, your needs will be met, no matter what may happen in the future.2. Palace Training & Education Center Because our residents come first, every employee must reflect the higher standards of our communities. Based on Ritz-Carlton procedures, a comprehensive orientation program reinforces this focus. Regular training and educational programs continue so that residents will always receive the very best careand services.3. Local Ownership Founded in 1980 by Helen and Jacob Shaham, The Palace is privately owned and locally operated by these self-made individuals who foresaw the need for quality senior living environments. Their constant involvement today ensures the tradition they established for the communities and services bearing The Palace name: only the best. To see for yourself why The Palace Gardens sets the standard Florida senior living, call or visit our web site.The Palace Gardens DifferenceFor over 30 years, The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead has been known as a leader in providing outstanding care to seniors. While our grounds and the campus are beautiful, there are more than a few reasons why The Palace Gardens is different from all others. 1351 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 (305)247-0446www.thepalace.org The Palace Suites / Independent Living The Palace Royale / Catered Living The Palace Renaissance / Assisted Living The Palace Gardens / Assisted Living The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center The Palace at Home / Home Health Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forNovember2012Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson GingerSnead, Councilmember Chris Bull, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Planning Commission Meeting11/19/12 5:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Hall Offices Closed11/22-11/23 (Thanksgiving Holiday) City Council Meeting11/27/12 5:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Code Board Hearing11/28/12 6:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The C ity of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or a ssistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 11/14/12hpPublished Keynoter 11/17/12 Ki nn ee r G e n tile job s exte n dedMichael Kinneer, the Monroe County School District chief operations officer, has a g reed to a sixmonth contract extension throu g h June 30, but with reduced pay. Kinneer started with the district on Dec. 16, 2009, as the chief financial officer earnin g $126,639 per year. His new salary is 95 percent of his former pay, $120,307. "I si g ned the contract. It is what it is," Kinneer said Friday. Asked if he'd be interested in stayin g past June 30, "We'll see what happens." School Board Chairman John Dick said the salary reduction is based on fewer responsibilities associated with Kinneer's chan g e in position. Over the summer, Kinneer threatened to quit if he was not paid $5,990 associated with pay lost over the course of a mandatory districtwide seven-day unpaid furlou g h, as well as a supplement for sittin g on the district's union bar g ainin g team. That prompted speculation about his future with the school system, but Superintendent Mark Porter smoothed out the situation shortly after assumin g his post Au g 1. Chief of Staff Ken Gentile's three-year contract, which expires in April, also will renewed throu g h June 30. "My approach to continuous improvement is that of incremental chan g e," Porter wrote in an e-mail to board members. "It is an accurate observation that I am not proposin g radical chan g es at this time, but feel [that chan g in g administrators] in the middle of a school year could be more detrimental than beneficial to the or g anization." "Throu g h this process, I will ali g n all executive team contracts with a June 30 expiration and will continue my efforts to evaluate current personnel and their performance before extendin g contracts an additional year." In October, Porter handed down a five-day unpaid suspension to Gentile as punishment for Gentile puttin g on his resume that he was a certified public accountant in Florida, which is not true. Gentile has an active CPA license in New York but has never held that desi g nation in Florida. The suspension hasn't been served because Gentile is appealin g Porter's decision to the state Department of Administrative Hearin g s. Ori g inally hired to serve as chief internal auditor, Gentile earns $122,000 per year under a three-year deal. The week suspension would cost him $2,300. Given the at-times tenuous relationship between the two administrators and the district, Porter pointed out the extensions don't amount to a g et-out-of-jail-free card, rather I see it as one of my most si gnificant areas of responsibility, for which the board can and should hold me accountable."After June 30, evaluations will comeMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A*Saturday,November 17,2012 Take Stock in Children adds 58 studentsThe Monroe County School District has a new group of students that could be headed to full college scholarships in five years. This week, 58 seventhgraders signed their Take Stock in Children contracts to stay crimeand drugfree, maintain good grades and get involved in community service. They also meet once a week with a mentor. If successful, they are rewarded with a scholarship good for two years at one of Florida's 28 community colleges, followed by two years at one of 11 state colleges or universities. The educations are financed through public and private money invested in the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. John Padget, a member of the state Board of Education and a former Keys schools superintendent, has taken Monroe County's lead in Take Stock through the Monroe County Education Foundation. "We always talk about the end game," Padget told students at a Thursday signing ceremony at Key West High. "Abachelor's degree from a college or university, that's the goal. It's not a dream, it's a plan." Take Stock Program Coordinator Leslie Holmes said that in Monroe, there are 248 students now going through the program, with a total of 621 served countywide in the program's 13year history. Statewide, there are 6,656 active Take Stock students. Programs offered to Take Stock participants include are Leadership, Excellence, Accelerating Potential, hosted on the University of California-Los Angeles campus and giving students a peek at college life; and the Experiment in International Living, which sends students around the globe to stay with host families and become immersed in a foreign culture. The program is driven by volunteer mentors who agree to spend an hour each week assisting students.Scholarships await them down the roadMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYAnthony Garcia-Montero (center),a 10th-grade Key West High School student,signs a contract joining the Take Stock in Children p rogram,which culminates in a full college scholarship if he abides by the contract's terms.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comcial taxing districts into county government). "You can tell if we're not doing a good job and if you're not, you can vote us off. For two years in a row, they've cut their take-home pay and we've made cuts and balanced the budget. I appreciate the hard work, but if our job descriptions are the same [as elsewhere in the state], we need to be paid the same as every one else," he said. Commissioners Phil Goodman and Bill Shaw could not be reached by press time for comment. Monday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the district office on College Road in Key West.Smith says pay is justifiedFrom Mosquitoes,1A www.keysnet.com
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Call Laura at 743-5551 ADVERTISE IN THECall Laura at 743-5551 to place your business ad.(Contractors are required to list their license number)FOR AS LOW AS $49.28PER MONTHOver 30,000 circulation weekly from Key West to Key Largo. Publication every Wed. and Sat. and now online at www.keysnet.com EXAMPLE Feds give extension on insurance exchangesThe federal government late Thursday gave states another month to say whether they will create health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, though Florida leaders already had indicated they couldn't make such a decision until after lawmakers meet in 2013. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to the Republican Governors Association on Thursday, a day before states were supposed to notify the federal government of their plans. The new deadline is Dec. 14. "States have and will continue to be partners in implementing the health care law, and we are committed to providing states with the flexibility, resources and time they need to deliver the benefits of the health care law to the American people," Sebelius wrote. Earlier Thursday, incoming Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Wesley Chapel Republican, and incoming Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) said state officials are not ready to make a decision. "Two factors prevent immediate state action on the establishment of an exchange," Weatherford and Gaetz wrote jointly. "First, the Legislature has not authorized the governor or any state agency or other entity to develop and operate an exchange, and no such authority can be established until the Legislature convenes in March. Second, the state lacks sufficient information to fully evaluate the potential impact of choosing one exchange model over another." Health-insurance exchanges are a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 federal law aimed expanding coverage to most Americans. The exchanges, which will begin operating in 2014, will serve as online marketplaces for consumers to shop for health insurance. If states don't establish exchanges, the federal government will do it for them.Legislature will wait on next sessionNews Service of FloridaHEALTH CARE Parking spaces are going awayAs is almost always the case, Key West residents are reluctant to give up parking spaces. The point was reiterated at a Wednesday public meeting to discuss planned infrastructure changes on the Caroline Street Corridor that, among other things, would remove 37 parking spots some illegal and not in compliance with city code to make way for a wider sidewalk and bike lane. Plans call for a $670,000, nine-month enhancement to public spaces along Caroline including road and drainage improvements, new sidewalks and streetlights, the addition of several crosswalks, new trash and recycling containers, improved signs and landscaping. Wednesday, around 20 people said keep the parking spaces. "They were very upset," Mayor Craig Cates said. "There was no convincing them." Caroline is a major tourist thoroughfare, connecting the Ferry Terminal with Duval Street. There are a number of business and homes on the street. Cates, echoing sentiments expressed by City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, whose District 1 includes Caroline, pointed out that adjacent to the spots in question 10 feet away is a large city-owned parking lot. And at the intersection of Caroline and Grinnell streets, there's a three-story parking garage. "Any thought of losing parking spots in Key West gets people upset," Cates said, adding of the project, "It'll move on." The proposal calls for sidewalks 8.5 feet wide on the south side of the street and 5.5 wide on the north side. Work will take place on Caroline between Elizabeth and Grinnell, and on Trumbo Road between Grinnell and the entrance to U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. Cates said an additional layer of public vetting would be added by sending the plans to the Planning Board for review and comment. There's not a firm date for that session.Some oppose removal on Caroline StreetKEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,November 17,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 8A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. Then-Vice President Hubert Humphrey (center) speaks at the July 20,1967, dedication of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's desalination plant on Front Street on Stock Island.He's joined by Aqueduct Authority Chairman John Keonig (left) and Westinghouse President Donald Burnham. Westinghouse built the plant to produce 2.62 million gallons of fresh water per day at a cost of 85 cents per 1,000 gallons. The water utility has since built another desal plant at its Florida City water plant.Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALVoters spoke very loudlyThey're tired of partisanship, andnowGOPneeds to prioritize good of the state over politicsFlorida's Republican-run Legislature arrogantly tur ned the 2012 election ballot into a right-wing wish list of state constitutional amendments, only a couple of w hich had merit. Now that voters have rejected most of the proposals, we hope humble pie is on the menu in the Capitol cafeteria. Lawmakers'abuse of the amendment process created a marathon ballot that befuddled voters and added t o long lines at the polls. Several proposals were ideologically extreme: Amendment 1 was a pointless political attack on f ederal health-care reform Obamacare that misled voters into thinking Floridians could opt out. Amendment 3 would have imposed a draconian ca p on state spending, an approach already discredited in other states. Amendment 5 would have undermined the state S upreme Court's independence. Amendment 6 would have eroded the constitutional right to an abortion in Florida. Amendment 8 would've removed an obstacle to p ublic funding for religious schools. Each needed support from at least 60 percent of vot ers to pass. None mustered even a majority. Voters didn't reflexively reject every amendment o n the ballot, as some critics had urged. They passed thr ee modest ones narrowly targeted tax breaks for dis abled veterans, low-income seniors and surviving spo uses of military members and first responders killed in the line of duty. They weren't as easily led as lawmakers assumed. And voters wisely spurned partisan calls to remove the three state Supreme Court justices up for retention on this year's ballot. The justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince were the only Democratic appointees left on the high court, so a vote to oust them would have left three seats for GOPGov. Rick Scott to fill. How convenient. It was the Republican Party of Florida, not party lea ders in the Legislature, that spearheaded the effort to b ounce the justices, branding them liberal activists base d on a handful of opinions. Still, only a few lower-rank ing GOPlawmakers stuck up for the justices and the hi gher principle at stake in their retention keeping pol itics out of the courts. Republicans lost their supermajorities in the state S enate and House in this year's election, but they'll still be calling the shots in the Capitol. They should heed the clarion call from voters and re ject needlessly divisive and politically charged ideas i n favor of pragmatic goals, like building the state's eco nomy and improving public education. Orlando SentinelCatch some lionfish, help our marine habitatLet's talk straight: Lionfish are a challenge. Native to the Indian Ocean and South Pacific, these beautiful yet venomous creatures are spreading through our waters like a bad cold. Within their native range, lionfish fit nicely into the natural food web and their populations remain in check. But not in Florida. Our native predatory fish are simply not ordering the new and bizarre-looking menu item, leaving little to control the lionfish population. Initial sightings of lionfish in Florida waters began in the mid-1980s. The rarity of sightings initially made it difficult for biologists to assess the significance of the problem. As we were gathering data, the species spread slowly, but methodically, infiltrating the Caribbean and waters off the Atlantic Coast and Bermuda. By the 2000s, the story became much clearer, as many countries within the invaded range witnessed dramatic lionfish population increases and were forced to initiate control programs. All hope that Florida might somehow be spared was eliminated during the past few years as we began to witness a population explosion of our own along the southeast coast, including the Florida Keys. Today, we are seeing them in places we've never seen them before, including the northern areas of the Gulf of Mexico, as their numbers are increasing rapidly. So what's the big deal about having another beautiful species of tropical fish in our waters? Well, ultimately it's the economy. Florida's economy and the health of our marine ecosystems are directly linked. Marine ecologists are concerned that lionfish will significantly alter the population dynamics of our native marine species, resulting in damage to Florida's reef systems. Lionfish could also negatively affect our recreational and commercial fisheries through direct competition for food and habitat. Anything that hurts fishing and diving will hurt hotels, restaurants, retail stores and the entire economy of the state. I don't want to sound like an alarmist, but this is a serious situation that needs our full attention. This is especially true for those who scuba dive and snorkel in Florida. As it turns out, harvesting bys pear or dip net is our best means of controlling the species and minimizing the negative consequences. Pole spears with multi-pronged paralyzer tips have proven to be the safest and most effective tool for harvest. Puncture-resistant harvest bags and buckets with a rigid funnel entrance can also be used to safely transfer the fish from the spear to the container while avoiding contact with their venomous barbs. So what is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission doing to address the problem? The FWC recently eliminated the requirement to have a recreational fishing license for lionfish control when using certain types of spears and dip nets. The change, which is in effect through August, also eliminated the default recreational bag limit. With these changes, which are designed to encourage lionfish-control efforts, the only thing that limits your lionfish hunting is your ability to shoot and the size of your cooler. The FWC will continue to provide information on lionfish control through www.myfwc.com social media sites, publications, presentations, etc. You will also see lionfish information cards in dive shops around the state that are designed to educate divers and encourage lionfish-control efforts. The FWC is also developing incentive programs to encourage lionfish removal. Unfortunately, the elimination of lionfish is not likely, given the scope of the problem, but localized populations can be controlled through active removal efforts. And it's not all doom and gloom. Researchers have determined through tagging studies that lionfish exhibit high site fidelity, which is a fancy term that means once they find a good place to hang out, they generally never leave. Lionfish are also slow and easy to see, which makes them very easy to shoot. I also hear they are on par with hogfish or snapper after being dipped in hot grease for a few minutes. Lionfish derbies hosted by the Key Largo-based Reef Environmental Education Foundation, artificial-reef organizations and dive clubs in recent yearshave proven to be big successes and a ton of fun for those participating. If you are a diver, I strongly encourage you to take up the fight. Please understand that lionfish have spines that are venomous and can cause painful wounds if you are not careful when handling the fish. For additional information on lionfish harvesting, handling, informational workshops, derbies and reporting, visit wwww.my fwc.com/Nonnatives and click on "Marine Life." You can also find great information at www.reef.org/lion fish. Send us photos and videos of your next adventure, and we'll be happy to post them on our website with your permission. Report lionfish catches to the U.S. Geological Survey at (877) 786-7267. Record all your other catches at www.snookfoundation. org or by using the iAngler phone app. Alan Peirce is an outreach officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.GUEST COLUMN Lionfish are beautiful creatures but eat everything in their paths and have no natural predators,meaning they can devour reefs at will.Time in office was challengingIt has been an honor for me to have served for the past six years as state representative for House District 120 in the Florida Legislature. The district is one of the longest and most diverse in the state, stretching from Key West to West Kendall. This has been my second time of service for District 120, having previously served from 1986 to 1994. The main difference between the two times of service was the partisan makeup of the Legislature. When I was first elected, the Florida House was majority Democrat. I rose quickly to the position as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, the most powerful committee due to its control over state budget. My position helped our district get better funding for our Keys public schools and Florida Keys Community College but it also gave me the ability to sponsor and pass statewide legislation such as the Healthy Start Act, providing prenatal care; the Sadowski Act, establishing a state trust fund for affordable housing; and the Stoneman-Douglas Act, the first state legislation protecting the Everglades. I was recognized twice by an independent panel as the most effectivelegislator in the 120member House before leaving service in 1994.When I returned to the House of Representatives in 2006, the Legislature's control had switched to Republican in the interim, so I found my role to be much different than my previous tenure. No Democrats were given chairmanships or the opportunity to pass major legislation. I decided to focus my efforts on the state budget, where my prior chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee gave me the ability to get things done, particularly since term limits on legislators resulted in me being the most experienced member on budget matters. In my role as ranking Democrat on the budget, I was able to work with Republicans and help them understand issues we face in the Keys such as wastewater funding and high windstorm insurance rates. In my final two years, I served as minority leader. As head of the House Democratic Caucus, my main role was to play defense, fighting efforts by the majority party to cut funding for education, health care and housing, as well as bad legislation such as the bill that restricted early voting and voter registration. Despite serving in the minority party, my final year I was part of a team that achieved a great success the Keys received $50 million to help complete our state-mandated wastewater system. In looking back at my time of service in the state Legislature, my greatest joy was being in a position to help people whether it was with a particular problem with a state agency or generally by fighting for better funding for education and health care. I was taught by my late father, Judge Jack Saunders, who also served in the Florida House, that public service is an honor that should be performed with integrity and hard work. I hope that I met his high standard and that perhaps I will see my 14-year old son Ryan do the same someday. Ron Saunders is a Democrat from Key West who ran unsuccessfully this year for state Senate. His successor is Holly Raschein, a Republican from Key Largo who was his legislative aide.GUEST COLUMN SAUNDERSFreshmen appreciativeOnce again, our community has pulled through for us. The freshman class of Coral Shores High School would like to extend a big thank-you to all who helped with our homecoming events. For our float, we thank Guy's Towing and Virgil Rizzo for the use of their favorite flatbed truck. Virgil not only drove it but waited until halftime of the football game to drive it around the track. Al's Carpet supplied the indoor/outdoor carpet that was the grass for our float. Forest Tek Lumber supplied the lumber and supplies. Artistic Designs of the Keys Sign Co. cut the plywood and painted. We are forever grateful to Craig Lindback for the use of his yard while we decorated the float, and for the use of his house and snacks and drinks. We thank the Category 3 restaurant for chicken on a stick, Mrs. Boni McClung and Vanessa her daughter for chocolate-covered marshmallows, Charlea Johnson for face-painting, Mrs. Haddad for overseeing the booth and Mrs. Johnson, our class sponsor. Zoe Johnson, Jack Haddad Emma Bellion, Natalie Bevis Coral Shores High TavernierThanks all aroundI'd like to thank Marathon Fire Rescue, Monroe County Sheriff's Office Deputy Nick Abroe and my neighbors Adam and Joana Pierce for their speedy response and professionalism in a great time of need. Thank you again. They're all much appreciated. Jody Cooke MarathonLETTERS TO THE EDITOR www.keysnet.com
Saturday,November 17,2012 9A Keynoter KeysNet.com NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY FLORIDAKEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. BOARD ROOM 91630 Overseas Highway Tavernier, Florida 33070 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 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. 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, email@example.com Published Keynoter 11/17/12 BusinessTibet finds way to KeysRenzen Dekiy loves her home in Islamorada but lon g ed to create a corner of her native Tibet. That now can be found at Peace of Tibet, her jewelry boutique and studio at Keys Plaza, mile marker 82.2. "I met my husband in Tibet where I had a little jewelry shop just like this," Dekiy said. "It was my dream to open one like it here." The shop specializes in Dekiy's handmade items, crafted in the studio usin g beads and materials purchased on trips to Tibet, India and Nepal. Most of the beads were held for seven days at Buddhist monasteries, where they were blessed by the Tibetan monks "for peace and positive ener g y" before export to the Florida Keys, Dekiy said. Jewelry carries reli g ious and cultural si g nificance for Tibetans, said Dekiy, born in the city of Amdo. Tibetan husbands often indicate their status by the amount of jewelry adornin g their wives'hair and body, she said with a smile. "They can wear a lot of jewelry." Dekiy's creations ran g e from traditional Tibetan jewelry to more contemporary styles with an Asian flair. Prices start at $15. Opened in May, the Peace of Tibet studio also carries new and antique handba g s, cashmere scarves and other items of clothin g Aportion of the proceeds from Peace of Tibet will be donated to charities that educate Tibetan children in their native lan g ua g e and history. Peace of Tibet is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday throu g h Saturday durin g the winter season. Dekiy opens boutique at Keys PlazaISLAMORADA Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWRenzen Dekiy displays her jewelry creations at her Peace of Tibet boutique and studio in Islamorada.Dekiy makes jewelry in the traditional style of her native Tibet,using materials blessed by Buddhist monks.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgRi s k s found wo r king ove r nightLookin g for truly scary costume ideas for next Halloween? Try Thomas Edison. The inventor of the li g ht bulb, when you g et ri g ht down to it, can shoulder the blame for some potentially fri g htenin g health possibilities facin g 11 million workers. They're those who work (heavy or g an-music chords here) the g raveyard shift. Research is showin g that these creatures of the ni g ht nurses, bakers, firefi g hters, transportation workers, factory employees, police officers, 24-hour helpdeskers and others mi g ht encounter several serious risks: International researchers, analyzin g results of 34 studies, found that shift work was associated with a 23 percent increased risk of heart attack amon g more than 2 million ni g ht, evenin g and rotatin g -shift workers, the British Medical Journal reported. Amon g ni g ht-shift workers only, that number rose to 41 percent. Interestin g ly, shift work was not associated with increased death rates. Researchers at Bri g ham & Women's Hospital Division of Sleep Medicine in Boston found that amon g workers with pre-diabetes conditions, the disease is more likely to develop in ni g ht workers than those who work days. Additionally, sleepin g at "abnormal times" and not g ettin g enou g h sleep leads to lower metabolism and hi g her spikes in blood su g ar. Teens who work "offhour employment" before a g e 20 may be at risk for multiple sclerosis due to chan g es in their sleep patterns and disruption of their circadian rhythms, accordin g to the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. So perhaps the mali gnin g of Edison "the person to blame, obviously," says Dr. David Luterman, medical director and director of the Baylor Sleep Center in Dallas now makes more sense. "When it was dark, there was nothin g to do but sleep," Luterman says. "Then the li g ht bulb came, and then Henry Ford puts in shifts all over the place. Then radio, which was entertainment in your own home. Then the TV." Which led, of course, to overni g ht jobs, to off-kilter sleep schedules and to health problems that g o bump in the ni g ht. First thou g h, a caveat: While these shifts can lead to serious health issues, they're not a work-all-ni g ht g iven. "It can mess up your life," Luterman acknowled g es. "But not everybody who does shift work is affected. About 20 percent have si g nificant problems doin g it. There's no rhyme or reason who will or won't."Body clockEvery cell in our bodies, he says, has a biolo g ical rhythm. The brain has a master clock that trains us to be awake durin g the day and asleep at ni g ht. Thus, when li g ht and dark are out of whack, so are we if we're not careful. "Simply put, the human body is desi g ned and wired to respond to diurnal cues that have to do with nature's clock: dayli g ht and ni g httime," says Gerry Jacob. He's CEO of Wellfirst Sleep Dia g nostics, whose sleep centers throu g hout North Texas evaluate and treat people with sleep issues. Upendin g that by workin g at ni g ht or by alternatin g sleep and wake shifts can lead to dysfunction, Jacob says. For instance, it throws off production of melatonin the hormone responsible for rest. As far as causin g obesity and other problems, Luterman says he is unsure of the correlation. There is one, he says, "but I don't know the physiolo g y of it. "Hormones, insulin, thin g s like that are secreted in diurnal variation," Luterman says. "When you do shift work, you're opposin g some of your normal hormone stasis equilibrium." One problem is that people g et their ni g hts and days mixed up, he says. "They work at ni g ht, but try to revert back to daytime on their days off. If you try to reverse, you'll have a hard time doin g it. You have to shift your sleep schedule." How to lessen the chances that workin g the g raveyard shift will be a ni g htmare? Re g ulate li g ht and dark. When ni g ht-shifters g et off work, the sunli g ht while they're drivin g home stimulates them to stay awake, says Dr. David Luterman. "We tell people, Wear dark sun g lasses on your way home. Use blackout curtains so when you g o into your house, it's dark.'" Sleep when you can; just be sure to sleep. For some people, it may be ri g ht after they g et off work. Others mi g ht want to wind down first. Use rotatin g shifts to your advanta g e. If you have a choice, Luterman says, opt for a day-evenin g -ni g ht shift rotation over ni g htevenin g -day. "It's easier to advance it than to reduce it, just like it's easier to fly and adapt from Los An g eles to New York than New York back to L.A." Make sure your work area is well-li g hted. "The li g hts are always on here," Grooms says. Re g ulate caffeine and stay hydrated. To make sure you can sleep when you g et off work, Health woes increase for shift workersBy LESLIE BARKERDallas Morning NewsTHE WORKPLACE MARKETPLACE RECENT REAL ESTATE SALESSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 110 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period November 4, 2012 November 10, 2012. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key 30353 Heron Ln.$299,000$299,0000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Banks PrevattColdwell Banker Schmitt/Banks PrevattCudjoe Key 21088 4th Ave.$439,000$395,000249Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss 1083 Labat Ln.$1,350,000$1,115,000204Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessRobinson Real Estate Co./Joan Kelley 22977 Calico Jack Cir.$342,500$339,90050American Caribbean Real Estate-Lower KeysAmerican Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle 21088 4th Ave.$439,000$395,0001Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane CorlissKey Largo 96000 Overseas Hwy.$350,000$330,0001556Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsShoreline Properties/Karol Marsden 50 Ocean Front Dr.$1,895,000$1,650,000315Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joe TalamasIsland Equity Real Estate/Holly Hight 418 3rd St.$349,900$326,000288Coldwell Banker/S. Stribling, M. WarrenRE/MAX Keys Properties/Kym Papp 160 Sunrise Dr.$215,000$200,000222Marr Properties/Tom RodriguezOc ean Sotheby's Intern'tl Rlty./Patti Stanley 40 Seagate Blvd. $181,982$178,00068Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Charity ReblAmerican Caribbean R.E./Joel Young 215 2nd Ct.$233,000$181,73154Keys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio Realty World Freewheeler/Claudetter MellKey West 1419 Atlantic Blvd.$182,700$182,7000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick LevelyColdwell Banker Schmitt 101 Front St.$749,000$685,000346Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeCompass Realty/Megan Behmke 2601 Roosevelt Blvd.$359,000$350,000110Richard Padron & Assoc./Michael SpirnakICAMCO Real Estate/William Robbins 1111 Watson St.$309,900$325,500167Sellstate Island Properties/Steven EidSeaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz 810 Georgia St.$925,000$825,000116Marquis Properties Rlty./Rudy MolinetMarquis Properties Rlty./Rudy Molinet 619 Simonton St.$895,000$825,000103Marquis Properties Rlty./Rudy MolinetMarquis Properties Rlty./Rudy Molinet 2437 Harris Ave.$475,000$457,000100Doug Mayberry R.E./Doug MayberryPreferred Properties/Elizabeth Eliot 1224 Duval St.$1,499,000$1,400,000273Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Richard MedlinRealty Executives Fl. Keys/Richard Medlin 1224 Duval St.$1,499,000$1,400,000273Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Richard MedlinRealty Executives Fl. Keys/Richard MedlinLayton 65880 Overseas Hwy.$799,500$775,00055Default Realty Services/Bennett & KashetaDefault Realty Services/Ana Zalesky 119 Buttonwood Ln.$360,900$360,900717Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Marsha MartinIsland Equity R.E./Terri BodkerLower Matecumbe Key 317 Toll GateShores$399,000$368,00042Coldwell Banker Schmitt/S. Freeman, A. DavisCentury21SchwartzRlty./Keith AllenMarathon 800 62nd St.$219,900$180,000154Conch Realty/Dasha RayConch Realty/Dasha Ray 11260 6th Ave.$510,000$515,000501Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsCoco Plum Real Estate/Shannon Butler 108 Bruce Ct.$299,000$282,500387American Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 111 Pirates Cove Dr.$695,000$595,000117Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Arline WallaceColdwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob Brock 309 Anglers Dr.$432,500$466,00091American Caribbean R.E./Kristen BrennerAmerican Caribbean/Kathryn RummeryOther 1620 Pennsylvania Ave.$239,900$221,000200Engel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/Diana LasselNon-Member OfficePlantation Key 116 Aregood Ln.$199,000$240,000968Coast to Coast RE Group/Mary PecorinoCoast to Coast RE Group/Mary PecorinoStock Island 6800 Maloney Ave.$159,000$133,000289Bascom Grooms R.E./Edward SalazarBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsSummerland Key 858 Caribbean Dr. East$469,000$455,000124Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Patti NicklessCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Terry Walters BUSINESS BRIEFSEarly sets up fishing charter Capt. Ross Early has formed a new business in Islamorada, an offshore fishin g charter operation with his boat the Earlybird The vessel is a 43-foot Alex Willis custom Carolina sportfishin g boat docked at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle, mile marker 84 oceanside. Early will run full-day, three-quarter-day and halfday trips includin g for swordfish. Early has been livin g in Islamorada the past four years, workin g as a mate for many of the captains at Holiday Isle, as well as at Whale Harbor and Robbie's Marina. Durin g the past three summers, he worked as a salmon and halibut charter captain in southeast Alaska. He g rew up in Bamber g S.C., where he spent most of his time fishin g and huntin g He g raduated from the University of South Carolina. To find out more, send an e-mail to ross@fishearly bird.com.Connazzaro named best of quarterMariners Hospital employees have named Gail Connazzaro, a Key Lar g o resident, as the hospital's employee of the quarter. Amon g the reason: Connazzaro, a patient financial representative, invited a patient's family member to stay with her durin g a hurricane, because the woman was afraid to be alone durin g the storm. Said Conna-zzaro, "I enjoy helpin g patients. I put myself on the other side of the desk and treat them the way I would like to be treated. When people are sick and not feelin g well, they feel scared and vulnerable. I try to relieve their anxiety."Ripley's discounts for FloridiansFlorida residents g et 50 percent off admission to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums in the Sunshine State from Nov. 26 to Dec. 21. That includes the one in Key West (to be closed for remodelin g Nov. 28 throu g h Dec. 14) at 108 Duval St. Also included are Ripley's in Orlando, St. Au g ustine and Panama City Beach. Just show proof of Florida residency when purchasin g tickets.Lodging trade show is Nov.29The Lod g in g Association of the Florida Keys and Key West has its annual trade show and hospitality expo set for 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Casa Marina Resort on Reynolds Street. Admission is free and open to everyone. CONNAZZARO
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 17,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B Party time Hosting a holiday party? We've got all the tips to make it a great one.Story, 4B Conch style When it comes to dressing Keys casual,men could use a few lessons.Column, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Soccer Canes at full strengthReinforcements have arrived two games into Coral Shores High School's boys soccer season. After an 0-2 start with no Hurricane goals scored, head coach Jorge Bosque now feels much better. "This week is the first time we've all been on the field together, and they already look pretty good," Bosque said Thursday. Aone-week addition to football season, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy, delayed arrival of several veteran Canes to the soccer program. Early-season losses to Ransom Everglades, 4-0, on Nov. 5 and Gulliver Prep, 80 on Nov. 8, will stand on the record but be dismissed in the collective mind of the squad. "The guys we had with us, like A.J. Paterson and Tyler Webb, did what they could against Ransom and Gulliver but we were missing a lot of athletes," Bosque said. No games were scheduled this week, the last before Thanksgiving break. Coral Shores returns Nov. 28 with a road game at Ransom. The next home game is Nov. 20 against Keys Gate Charter. "Ransom is going to see a totally different squad," Bosque said. "We've had some really good practices and are gelling fast." Hurricane veterans from last season's 10-6-1 campaign now back on the soccer field include speedsters Jimmy Ryhne and Jack Hatfield and strong-legged forward Paul Pauchey, joining the likes of Sean Anderson and Alec Houston. Steven Chadwick has arrived after cross-country season. Sal Barrios, a reserve goalie last year, takes the starting spot in 2012 and will share net duty with newcomer Graham Miller. "Now we get to start for real," Bosque said. Coral Shores'girls soccer team resumes play Nov. 28 at Ransom Everglades. In other Coral Shores action as the winter sports season picks up speed: The boys basketball Hurricanes, with Bruce Teachey moving into the head coaching spot, open the season Monday with a home game against Gulliver Prep (varsity at 6 p.m., JVat 4:30). The Lady Hurricane basketball team, under new head coach Jessica Wood, was scheduled to open the regular season Friday against St. Brendan (results pending at press time). Coral Shores wrestlers under the direction of head coach Tom Milkovich and associate coach Joe Biondoletti travel to Key West High School on Dec. 1.Team starts slowly at 0-2, is on breakCORAL SHORESLady Conchs outduel Marathon"Soccer may be considered the beautiful game, but tonight it was a little ugly," Marathon High girls soccer coach Cindy Durkin said Thursday night after the Dolphins lost to Key West, 3-1, at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Ugly as in physical. "Both teams gave each other all they could handle," said Key West coach Scott Paul, whose team broke a three-game losing streak and improved to 2-3. "It was a great game." The Conchs were led by senior midfielder Lauren Schoneck, who scored two second-half goals, the first of which came after she broke through three defenders. "It was absolutely phenomenal," Paul said. "She was super-confident." The Conchs opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game on a penalty kick by Caila DeAbreu. The kick was awarded after a hand ball was called in the penalty box. "Acontroversial hand ball," Durkin said. In the 28th minute, the Dolphins'Taylor Konrath tied the game, 1-1, after taking a cross from Savannah Rodamer. "Taylor Konrath was a threat the entire game," Paul said. "I'd take her on my team any day." Both of Schoneck's goals came early in the second half, and they were her firstDolphins 3-3-2, Key West 2-3 after 3-1 gameGIRLS PREP SOCCERLate surge powers ConchsThe Key West High girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 17-2 run in the fourth quarter and went on to defeat visiting Marathon, 48-34, Thursday night in the Conchs'opener at the Bobby Menendez Gym. The statistics were startling, even for an early-season game. Marathon committed 31 turnovers, Key West committed 29. The Conchs shot 33 percent from the field, making 18 of 55; the Dolphins shot 26 percent (10 of 39). From the freethrow line, Key West made nine of 30 shots, the Dolphins were 12 of 25. Still, the helter-skelter contest was entertaining, with both teams going all out for loose balls. Players fell to the floor with a frenzied regularity. Marathon stayed close for three quarters but never took the lead until John'Nisha Qualls scored in the lane to open the fourth to put the Dolphins up, 30-29. Then the Conchs took over. Key West scored seven consecutive points, capped by a driving shot by Brooke Marsden, to surge ahead, 36-30, as a small crowd came alive. After Gardine Raymond cut it to 36-32, Marsden sank a three-point shot from the left wing, Tanisha Multy made a free throw, Ryann Appleby hit two baskets in a row and Multy capped the 11-0 run with a three-pointer from the top of the circle. The Dolphins tried to respond, but Amanda Davis'three-point attempts from the corner failed to connect. It was a successful coaching debut for Key West's Tony McDowell, whose vocal, animated style was easily matched by Marathon coach Lesley Lindsey, whose frustration with the officiating was evident. McDowell praised Appleby's rebounding and bemoaned the turnovers and poor free-throw shooting. "They were a little nervous because we did not have our main player," he said, referring to guard Mikayla Stansbury, who didn't play because of a throat infection. "We played hard," said Lindsey. "We're young and have only one senior. We'll be hungry when they come up to Marathon [Dec. 12] to play us." Multy led the Conchs with 12 points and Marsden and Appleby each had 10. Jamica Mack had six, Kaneya Mims scored three, Sahara Graft, Biandrea Dawkins and Inmyah Greer each had two and Nicole Konhaeuser added one. "We had our rough moments but didn't give up," said Appleby, fresh from the volleyball team. "We didn't want to lose." Raymond led the Dolphins with 10 points and Qualls was next with nine. Yalin Nieda scored six, Taja Hidalgo four, Davis three and Rosalie Parrado two. Marathon, which lost to Gulliver Prep, 59-12, Wednesday, dropped to 0-2.Sloppy play marks rivals' hoops gameKEY WEST 48,MARATHON 34 Photo by BERT BUDDEThe Conchs'Tanisha Multy drives for a layup during Thursday night's game against Marathon.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comConchs run state meet todayThey're small in stature (except for Brock Guzman, who is 6 feet 1), they're spare of frame, and they run like the wind and this morning they try to run into history. The Key West High School boys cross-country team composed of Guzman, Everett Wagner, Julian Ramirez, Connor Chaney and Tyler Hancock will step to the starting line at 8:50 a.m. at the 2A state meet on the fast-surface, oak tree-lined Apalachee Regional Park course in Tallahassee. "I think they're ready, everyone's healthy," Terence White, the Conchs'43-year-old coach, said Wednesday afternoon before the team's final workout on the school track. "I like to treat this like any other race keep it low-key, no huge pep talk. That helps with the nerves." The Conchs went to the state meet last year, finishing 17th. Fourteenth is the best-ever finish by a Key West team. "Beating that is our No. 1 goal," said White, adding that six teams in the 24team field are "unbeatable." (The top two teams will receive medals, as will the top 15 individuals.) Guzman, who towers above his teammates, said, "There's a lot more opportunities this season. Last year, we were ecstatic just to be there. This year, we have goals."Hopes abound for a finish among the topKEY WEST CROSS COUNTRYBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorSee Soccer,2B Photo by BERT BUDDEThe Key West High cross-country team is in the state meet today.The team comprises (front from left) Tyler Hancock,Julian Ramirez and Conner Chaneyl and (rear) Everett Wagner,coach Terence White and Brock GuzmanBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorSee Cross Country,2B
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Published Keynoter 11-17-12 Ones all around for the DolphinsThe Marathon High School boys soccer team went 1-1-1 over a busy three-match stretch Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The boys lost to District 16 rival Palmer Trinity School on Tuesday, 6-2, before playing a visiting St. Brendan High School to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, the Dolphins handed Colonial Christian School, new to District 16 this season, a 31 defeat in Miami. Marathon coach Jim Murphy said it took the team a while to adjust to Colonial's unusually small playing field. The boys fell behind when the Patriots scored on a through ball to make it 1-0. Edwin Ibanez tied the game for the Dolphins at the 17:00 mark on a 20yard shot off a Riley Durkin throw-in. The teams were tied at the half. Five minutes into the second half, Ricky Ceja hit Yoniel Esquirol on a through ball that was placed in the lower right corner of the goal for a 2-1 Marathon lead. Durkin gave the Dolphins a two-goal cushion at the 62:00 mark, scoring off an Anthony Garcia crossing ball. Murphy said the team came out a bit flat for Wednesday's game against St. Brendan. "After playing Palmer, we had a few people pretty sore to go out there and play. We regressed back to a kickball style instead of passing around like we had been doing so well the first couple games," he said. Durkin scored the team's lone goal in the first half, on a breakaway off an Esquirol pass. St. Brendan scored in the second half to earn the tie. On Tuesday, the Dolphins fell behind 3-0 on goals in the 14th, 19th and 27th minutes. Durkin scored 30 minutes off an Esquirol header, but Palmer made it 4-1 on a breakaway six minutes later. They scored their fifth and sixth goals in the 44th and 68th minutes. Marathon added its final goal with just 20 seconds remaining on the game clock to make it 6-2. The Dolphins (2-1-2) don't play again until a Nov. 26 home match against Archimedean Charter School.A win,loss and a tie over 3 daysMARATHON BOYS SOCCERDeep depth forDolphinsMarathon High School boys basketball coach Kevin Freeman is excited for the 2012-13 season. The Dolphins lost two quality seniors to graduation in Dwayne Ellis and Trevelle Beckford, and only three of the five starting spots are settled as the Nov. 26 season opener draws near. But the 15-player roster is larger than any time in recent memory, and Freeman says every player is working hard. "This is the first year we've had competition for every spot. This is new and the football players have to get their basketball legs, but January and February is what we're working toward. We want to win games, but it's our goal to be on the same page by January," he said. Freeman says he's been pleased to see the team preparing so well in the early going. "I'm waiting for that bad practice, but it's not happening. Everybody wants to work hard. [Assistant coach Josh Wells] and I ... are trying to turn it into a culture where we're having a winning attitude and it's all about the team and not one person," he said. Patrick Ryan is the team's lone senior, and the roster features eight juniors. "They're the foundation, and we want them to teach the kids. So far, they're buying into it," Freeman said. Juniors Dominic Cavitt and Damian Chavez and sophomore Nelson Rojas will be the team captains. "They've been with the program and they know what to expect from us. One thing coach [Wells] and I are trying to do is make everyone leaders," Freeman said. Among the juniors on which the team will rely heavily are newcomers Cooper Chaplin and Mike Allen, as well as returning player Shemar Fantroy. Chaplin and Allen provide size and strength in the post, while Fantroy is a solid defender. Rounding out the roster are juniors Jesse Deluca, Willie Guerra and Noel Natta; sophomore Robbie Garcia; and freshmen Christopher Freeman, Richie Wells, Trace Goodwin and Max Elliott. Coach Freeman says all the new players allow him the opportunity to install a new offense, as well as a pressure defense bolstered by the number of fresh legs coming off the bench. The offense will involve a lot more passing and pickand-roll plays. "We have three or four more big guys that can set picks and we're going to use the pick and roll more than we ever have," he said. The Dolphins, 4-15 last season, play a tough schedule, with games outside District 16 against Gulliver Prep, Archbishop McCarthy, and Key West and Coral Shores high schools twice each. The season opens Nov. 26 with a visit to Archbishop Curley High School in Miami at 6 p.m.Hoops team installing new offenseMARATHON BOYS HOOPSPompano angler wins the CheecaWade Davis from Pompano Beach placed first among anglers who celebrated Veterans Day weekend at the Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament that took place Nov 11. Davis, guided by Capt. Richard Black, released two tarpon, 10 snook and 10 redfish for the premiere event's overall win. Grand-champion team trophies went to Jeff Harkavy from Coral Springs, with seven snook and 10 redfish, and Steve Stanley from St. Petersburg, who released 10 snook and 10 redfish. Fellow veteran soldiers Capt. Blake Smith (retired Marina) of San Diego and Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer of Oceanside, Calif., in their first-ever tournament, posted an impressive runner-up team performance with two tarpon, five snook and 10 redfish. They fished with guide Capt. Mike Makowski, who with Smith earned a first-place trophy in the bait division. Smith also garnered an outstanding-catch award for another of his firsts a backcountry slam releasing a tarpon, redfish and snook on the same day. Tournament director Julie Olsen reported that 22 anglers aboard 16 boats competed, traveling from as far away as Sussex, England. Proceeds from the event benefit the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, an organization of anglers and guides dedicated to conserving and enhancing global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and their environments.22 overall fish released on Nov.11ISLAMORADA FISHINGOne is to break the school team record in the 5K (3.1 miles) of 17 minutes, 59 seconds. This group came close at the regional meet with an average time of 17:59.6. By the track on Wednesday, the tight-knit Conchs exuded confidence and excitement. "All the way to Tallahassee, I've never even been to Tallahassee," Ramirez, a native of Colombia, said. As the runners posed for photographs, White (who opined that he might be able to do 21 minutes if he were running at the state meet) blended easily with them. "He's the best coach anybody could have," Ramirez said. "He's really open-mined. He has a lot of experience, he's funny and a great guy to be around." Here's how White views his runners: Guzman (junior, best time 17:25, fifth all-time at Key West High): "The leader of the team, always looking to see what he can do to be a better runner. No. 1 in his class academically. Exemplary in every way." Wagner (sophomore, 17:26, sixth): "Areal hard worker who really started taking off this year. Very quiet and unassuming, but a very tough competitor." Ramirez (junior, 18:01, 11th): "The personality of the team, he'll do anything for it. A ridiculously hard worker. The more important the race, the better he runs." Chaney (freshman, 18:20, 15th): "He listens to everything I say and what the other kids say. Very polite and respectful. I think he'll run his best race." Hancock (junior, 18:25, 17th): "Tough as nails, he never has an off race. Very respectful, he wants to be in the military one day."Optimism is the word From Cross Country,1B goals of the season. "We tried to rally but the calls and bounces were not in our favor," said Durkin. Paul praised his defense. "The girls in the back were good on their rotations," he said. "Lindsey Free played her best game of the season. She was aggressive, quick with her feet and smart with her passing." Freshman midfielder Julia Passarelli was "dominant on the outside," Paul said. "We played a tremendous game," Durkin said. "Our team was solid. It was one of those games where we had possession of the ball for the majority of the game but could not take the lead." Marathon was coming off a 5-0 road victory Tuesday against Palmer Trinity, a team that has long dominated the Dolphins. Konrath scored three goals and her sister, Sydney, and Chandler Elliott each had one. "A huge psychological victory," Durkin said. The Dolphins, who improved to 3-3-2, will be off until Nov. 30 when they host Westminster Christian at 5 p.m. The Conchs will play at Jensen Beach at 6 p.m. Monday and at Boca Raton at 5 Tuesday.One of those games'From Soccer,1BUp to $30,000 is up for grabsAwinner-take-all prize of up to $30,000 and the Captain's Cup are to go to the top boat team at the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament, slated for Dec. 5 and 6. The guaranteed cash prize is based on the number of boats registered for the event. With a field of 15 registered boats, the top payout is to be $20,000. A 20-boat field increases the payout to $25,000 and a full field of 30 registered boats ensures a grand prize of $30,000. The all-release tournament is limited to 30 boats, so interested teams are encouraged to register early, yet registration remains open until the evening of the event kickoff. Tournament rules allow up to four anglers per boat in an event that is characterized by faithful participants who return annually for a healthy incentive: The chance to win up to 10 times their investment. Akick-off party and captains meeting are set for Dec. 5. Fishing is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner and awards. Entry fee is $2,500 for the first two anglers per boat and $250 apiece for the third and fourth registered anglers. Four social tickets are included. The Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament is a qualifying event for the 2013 International Game Fish Association Offshore World Championship to be held in Costa Rica. For specifics, go to www.theislam oradafishingclub.com .Captain's Cup targets sails early DecemberISLAMORADA FISHINGBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com www.keysnet.com www.keysnet.com KEYSNET.COM Marine Bargains Public Boat AuctionDecember 1-2Miami-DAde Co Fair & Expo 10901 Southwest 24th Street Miami9 am to 6 pmAdmission $7.00 $2.00 off with this ad ( 9 5 4 ) 2 0 5 7 8 1 3 FLNauticalFleaMarket.com M i a m i D a d e C o n a u t i c a l F l e a m a r k e t & B o a t S a l e
Saturday,November 17,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Living 3229 Flagler Ave Key West 294-6292 Southernmost Kitchen and Bath delivers all you need to create amazing lighting design with our selection of Marine Grade Outdoor Lighting. WE HAVE THE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL YOUR OUTDOOR LIGHTING NEEDS Some lessons for men in Keys casualThe majority of events in the Florida Keys all have one thing in common, the Keys casual dress code. By definition, the Keys are casual, laid back and known for our anything-goes type of attitude. So what does this mean when it comes to what to wear to an event? Women seem to have this dress code figured out. At Keys casual events, you will typically see women wearing dresses or skirts with wedges or sandals. Not only does this work for the warm climate, but a dress can be dressed up or down for the occasion by simply pairing it with the right accessories. Worn with sandals and a lightweight scarf, your look will be more casual. Pair that same dress with wedges or heels and a clutch, and the same dress will look more formal. For women, dresses and skirts are really the perfect clothing for the Florida Keys. The Keys casual dress code really gets interesting when it comes to men. Typically you will see them in everything from cargo shorts and flip-flops to slacks with a jacket. This creates quite a range of looks on the spectrum of Keys casual. Keys casual should really be defined as: "If you'd wear it fishing, don't wear it to our event." Let's start with shoes. There really are only two appropriate shoes to wear in the Keys for a Keys casual event: Aleather sandal or loafer. Leather makes both look more refined and sophisticated while still being comfortable. It's also important to think about the venue for your event. Will it be held on a beach, in the park, at a tiki bar? Both of these shoes will still easily navigate the landscapes of many venues for Keys events. Reserve your dress shoes for a more formal occasion, like dinner out in Miami. Flat-front shorts or pants are always going to be more stylish than a pleated front. Pleated front pants and shorts scream "old man." If you're still wearing this style, upgrade to flat front. Wear slacks in more casual hues such as khaki, gray or even a color like blue or salmon. Although you really can never go wrong with black, if you are going to wear black pants to a Keys casual event, make sure you are wearing a more casual shirt such as a polo so you aren't over dressed. Acceptable shirts for Keys casual consist of short-sleeve polos, shortsleeved collared buttondown dress shirts and Oxford long-sleeved, collared button-down shirts. Short-sleeve buttondown shirts made by Tommy Bahama are the perfect Keys casual look and easy to come by. But don't confuse this with Hawaiian shirts. Hawaiian shirts should really only be worn if you live in Hawaii, are attending the Good Health Clinic's annual luau fundraiser or work at a tiki bar. Instead, wear shirts that are going to be more complimentary on you. My father once gave me the advice that it's better to be noticed than noticeable. Big red flowers covering every square inch of your shirt are noticeable. Instead, try a shirt in black or white hues. Both hues will always look dressier, more stylish and more current than shirts covered in prints. The great thing about shopping for a Keys casual look for men is that most of the places you already frequent for all your boating and fishing supplies carry a good assortment of Keys casual shorts, slacks, polos and button-down shirts. Take a look at a few below the next time you need some clothes for an event. West Marine at mile marker 103.4 in Key Largo, mile marker 48 in Marathon and 725 Caroline St. in Key West. This boating Mecca carries a nice selection of men's clothing including polos, button-down shirts, slacks, shorts, leather sandals and loafers. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters at mile marker 82.2 carries everything you need for your kayaking, camping and outdoor adventure needs. In addition, it also carries some great clothing for men including linen and knit flat-front shorts, leather sandals and silk buttondown collared shirts. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Florida Keys Outfitters at mile marker 81.2 specializes in saltwater fly fishing. But it also has a nice selection of Oxford long-sleeve button-down shirts and flatfront slacks and shorts by Vineyard Vines. Hours are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blue Boutique at 718 Caroline St. in Key West and mile marker 82.2 carries a nice assortment of contemporary men's clothing, from sport jackets to casual pants, from wallets to footwear. Hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, LeahsFabulousFinds.com. If you'd wear fishing, don't wear it outCONCH STYLEAMBASSADORS GRADUATE This group of Key Westers graduated from the city's Ambassadors Program last week.Class 19 included a doctor,nurse,attorney,Realtors and more.The program, established in 2003,has residents spending several months getting immersed in city government to see how it works,spending time with department heads and others. Leah Maki ConchStyle Photos by LEAH MAKIJ.C.Mikula,owner of Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters in Islamorada,models a linen button-down shirt,flat-front shorts and leather sandals from his store. Leather loafers can be found at West Marine for $79.99. 305-872-4272Big Pine Key www.keysdentist.comVeneers can mask defects and give you a brilliant smile.Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association KEYSNET.COM SMOKING'S TOLL Valencia Monuma shows a display indicating the toll that tobacco use can take on lungs on Thursday at Key West High School to mark the 37th annual Great American Smokeout.Members of Students Working Against Tobacco set up displays and posted tobacco-prevention artwork around campus.For more information on the youth tobacco-prevention campaign,as well as quit-smoking programs,call the Monroe County Health Department at 809-5638.THANKSGIVING GIFTS Photo by SANDI BISCEGLIAStanley Switlik Elementary School third-graders in Mary Sibley's class show Thanksgiving wreaths they made for the 65 residents at the Plantation Key Nursing Center in Tavernier.The Marathon students also made them cards and pine-cone turkeys to be enjoyed by the residents at their Thanksgiving lunch.
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For the mere mortal hosts amon g us, holiday party plannin g can whip up stress and anxiety: Is my house invitin g ? Do I have enou g h chairs? What about food? If the thou g ht of entertainin g sends you to the nearest couch with a bottle of aspirin, relax we've compiled advice from some of the best party experts around.Set the mood"Parties g ive us the chance to suspend what's g oin g on in our lives and g ive us space to be merry," says Danielle Rollins, an Atlanta-based author of the new "Soiree: Entertainin g with Style" (Rizzoli). The best way to create that space, she says, is to build tradition into your party and make it somethin g people can look forward to year after year. Decide on a theme or an anchor activity g in g erbread decoratin g carolin g u g ly holiday sweaters and specify a dress code (even in the Keys) on the invitation. "It's fun to have an excuse to dress up," Rollins says. "You'll build excitement around the event if g uests know what to expect." Decor should echo the theme and reinforce the style of party you want to have. But don't feel you have to stick with a traditional holiday color palette or decorations. "Thanks g ivin g doesn't have to mean oran g e and Christmas doesn't have to mean red and g reen," Rollins says. Lyric Turner, the owner of Red House Sta g in g and Interiors in Washin g ton, D.C., su gg ests introducin g a warm color palette burg undy, chocolate brown, purple and oran g e throu g h accent pillows, throws or curtains to create a festive look in an unexpected way. "If you are g oin g to brin g in red and g reen elements to your decoratin g keep the rest of your space neutral. A cacophony of color is too much," Turner says.Set the stageWhether your party is lar g e or small, decidin g where to put the g uests can be tricky. Many people make the mistake of removin g all the furniture for a cocktail party, Rollins says, but it's important to have places to sit. "Your livin g space should be structured for conversation," Turner says. She recommends creatin g seatin g clusters around the house. "Anywhere you have a little extra room an entryway, an office you can g roup a few chairs around a small table." Since we're in the Keys, that includes all of your outdoors areas.Set the lightsThe ri g ht li g htin g makes your home (and your g uests) look their best. Our experts a g reed that overhead li g htin g has no place in a party; place lamps on multiple levels throu g hout your rooms, dim the li g hts and add candles wherever you can. "Avoid candles by the bar and the buffet, thou g h," cautions Rollins. "You don't want your g uests g oin g up in flames." She also su gg ests skippin g scented candles because they compete with the scent of the food. And while li g htin g should be low in conversation areas, keep bathrooms and food areas better lit.Set the tableFood can make or break a party, but Rollins insists, "It's not about what you're servin g it's how it's displayed." For buffets, she su gg ests usin g smaller dishes and refillin g them frequently. Push the dinin g table a g ainst the wall to create more space for min g lin g around the food, Turner recommends. And a si g nature cocktail adds a festive touch, and can streamline bar mess and bar costs. For dinner parties, Mindy Weiss, a Los An g eles-based party planner, su gg ests settin g the table the evenin g before the party. Personalized place cards are a thou g htful touch and can be tailored to any theme. "My g uests were g iven I'm thankful for'nameta g s one Thanks g ivin g ," Rollins says. "As I made my toast, I said, I am thankful for all of you g athered with me today to celebrate the blessin g s we have.'And I asked each g uest to reflect on what they were thankful for."Details,detailsIt's the small touches that really brin g your party to the next level. Turner recommends wowin g g uests with a spa-like bathroom: "Remove all your junk and replace it with a spri g of pine, a candle, new hand soap and lotion." Provide a stack of rolled hand towels so g uests don't have to share the same (increasin g ly damp) towel, Turner su gg ests. If children are invited, Weiss su gg ests havin g spaces and activities available to them a table with construction paper turkeys or wreath-makin g kits so parents can relax.Some planning will make your party easierBy CEDAR BURNETTAssociated PressENTERTAININGFilm series focuses on EarthWith the start of December comes the start of a free weekly Sunday movie series focusin g on the environment. Throu g h March, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary provides the films and the venue, the Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center at the Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 and 4 p.m. in the theater. The documentaries address environmental topics includin g climate chan g e, marine debris, ener g y efficiency and resource protection. The schedule: Dec. 2: 2 p.m., "My Father the Captain: JacquesYves Cousteau" (Ocean Futures, 46 minutes); 4 p.m., "Plastic Shores" (LMV Productions, 55 minutes). Dec. 9: 2 p.m., "Plastic Shores;" 4 p.m., "Poisoned Waters" (PBS, 120 minutes). Dec. 16: 2 p.m. "Poisoned Waters;" 4 p.m., "Plastic Planet" (First Run Features, 99 minutes). Dec. 23: 2 p.m., "Plastic Planet;" 4 p.m., "How Smart are Animals?" (PBS, 53 minutes). Dec: 30: 2 p.m. "How Smart are Animals;" 4 p.m., "Hot Planet, Cold Comfort" (PBS, 25 minutes). Jan. 6: 2 p.m., "Hot Planet, Cold Comfort;" 4 p.m., "YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip" (Media Chan g in g Media, 113 minutes). Jan. 13: 2 p.m., "YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip;" 4 p.m., "No Impact Man" (Oscillscope Laboratories, 93 minutes). Jan. 20: 2 p.m., "No Impact Man;" 4 p.m., "Fla g ler's Train" (WPBT2, 60 minutes). Jan. 27: 2 p.m., "Fla g ler's Train;" 4 p.m., "Play A g ain" (Ground Productions, 53 minutes). Feb. 3: 2 p.m., "Play A g ain;" 4 p.m., "Reven g e of the Electric Car" (Bullfro g Films, 90 minutes). Feb. 10: 2 p.m., "Reven g e of the Electric Car;" 4 p.m., "Earth: The Operators'Manual Your Planet is Due for an Oil Chan g e" (PBS, 53 minutes). Feb. 17: 2 p.m., "Earth: The Operators'Manual Your Planet is Due for an Oil Chan g e;" 4 p.m., "Powerin g the Planet" (PBS, 53 minutes). Feb. 24: 2 p.m., "Powerin g the Planet;" 4 p.m., "Ener g y Quest USA" (PBS, 40 minutes). March 3: 2 p.m., "Ener g y Quest USA;" 4 p.m., "Hot Times in Alaska" (PBS, 58 minutes). March 10: 2 p.m., "Hot Times in Alaska;" 4 p.m., "The Natural History of the Chicken" (PBS, 60 minutes). March 17: 2 p.m., "The Natural History of the Chicken;" 4 p.m., "Chemerical" (Andrew Nisker, 75 minutes). March 24: 2 p.m., "Chemerical;" 4 p.m., "Ocean Frontiers" (Green Fire Productions, 80 minutes). March 31: 2 p.m., "Ocean Frontiers;" 4 p.m., "1421: The Year China Discovered America" (PBS, 114 minutes). For more information, call 809-4755 or g o to http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/visitor_information/e vents.html .Sanctuary screens them on SundaysENVIRONMENT Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis table,set for a holiday dinner party,is from the book Soiree:Entertaining with Style' by Danielle Rollins.It's not about what you're serving,it's how it's displayed,'she says. Across 1Psychiatrist's diagnosis 8Biblical patriarch 15Jet set 20How shrimp cocktail may be served 21Period named for an element 22Flash lamp gas 23Join,as a lucrative deal 24Pay attention to a word game? 26Culinary tide-meover 27__-ran 29Critic,at times 30"Stand"band 31Mentalist's claim 33Like Charles Bronson 36Fellowship 38Ask,"Is this really diet?" 44Sympathetic 45Lines at the market? 46Where many races are seen,briefly 47Evergreen shrubs 49High roller's quarters52"Stupid __ stupid does":Forrest Gump 54Picnic remnants 57Trade with Marineland? 59Find out whether a strikeout king is doping? 62Has permission to 63Loose things to tie up 64One might be significant 65Busts 69Little rascal 71Inventing initials 72Advertise some prime real estate? 77Yang counterpart 80"Doing a crossword with a broken pencil is pointless,"for example 81It may share a kit with a 113-Down 82Djokovic rival 86Cicero's love 88"Gimme a __" 90Present a styling award? 93Fill a cargo bay? 98Corduroy feature 99Delay cause 100With 116-Across, noted finger-pointer 101Sands of Chad 103Connections 105Texter's "two cents" lead-in 106Made haste 108Move a chess piece? 112So on 115Godzilla creator,in the story 116See 100-Across 117Suffer 118Baldwin and Guinness 121Somber genre 123Jewish teacher 127Redecorate a castle? 131Ruling periods 133West of hip-hop 134Payback 135Butcher's array 136Amusing zoo creature 137Indulged at Thanksgiving 138Skeptic's retort Down 1Minor players 2Item most frequently heated up for dinner? 3Intro to physics? 4Comparison shopper's data 5Connects with 6"Baudolino"author 7Gabrielle's rescuer 8Targets 9Caf pastry 10Howard of Hollywood 11"So?" 12Possesses,biblically 13Ottoman VIP 14Assembles 15Cast out,as demons 16Relay race part 17Piece of the pie? 18Sign of a clean apartment? 19Opposition 25"It's going to __" 28K-O connection 32Selling technique 34Do the impossible with cats,proverbially 3510-Down played him37Restroom door sign 38Capital at 9,350 feet 39Improbable win 40PayPal currency 41Wind in a pit 42Andean staple 43Hurricane-resistant tree 48It takes you up and down but never moves 50"Look!" 51Besides 53Apple projection 55Infant 56Big name in paper products 58Choir selection 60It may be laid or set 61This,in Seville 66Unit of resistance 67Christian denom. 68Parlor utensil 70Restricted,with "up" 73Exhilarated reaction 74Many pray on them 75Potent start? 76Bleachers support 77Chinese border river 78"Sign me up!" 79Careless? 83Biker's fabric 84"Battlestar Galactica"commander 85Enter one's credentials 87Ignited again 89Dry and crack 91Actress Lena 92Allows to use temporarily 94"Glee"extra 95"Well now!" 96Lid hair 97Bit 102In a single attempt 104How the riot act is usually read 1071996 runner-up 109"Nothing on my calendar" 110Asian sash 111Weightless correspondence? 112Not firing on all cylinders 113Percussion pair 114Aquarium favorite 119Jazzman Baker 120Golfer Ballesteros 122Ones on the field who aren't team players? 124Coffee or tea 125"Little Women" woman 126Playground rebuttal 128Science guy Bill 129Mauna __ 130Tolkien tree creature 132Fla.airport L.A.Times crossword puzzle "FLIPPING OUT" Solution in the Nov.21 Keynoter
Saturday,November 17,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Meeting Notice Monroe County Land AuthorityMonroe County Land Authority Advisory Committeewill meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on November 26, 2012 beginning at 9:00 AM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180.ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Published Keynoter 11-17-12 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 12411 Overseas Hwy #59AMarathon Open 7 Days AWeek This boat slip JUSTSOLD forFULL PRICE! Looking to BUYorSELLhere in the Florida Keys? Call me today! 856 James AvenueMarathon 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Rick ServaisREALTOR¨(305) 731-5010www.realestatemarathonfl.com Open 7 Days AWeekI JUSTSOLD THIS HOME IN MARATHON! Looking to SELL your home? I have the EXPERIENCE to make it happen! Call Me Today to find out how! 111 Pirates Cove Dr. Marathon 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050THE BROCK TEAM DOES ITAGAIN! We JUSTSOLD this 3BR/3BAhome in beautiful Stirrup Key! If you want yourproperty sold, call The Brock Team today! Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation Bob & Wanda Brock BrokerAssociate/REALTOR¨The Brock TeamBob Direct (305) 731-9521 Wanda Direct (305) 304-8862www.midkeysproperties.com LIVING BRIEFSMaster Gardener training upcomingInterested in becomin g an officially desi g nated Monroe County Master Gardener and learnin g about the responsibilities involved? If so, preview sessions of what's involved are comin g up: Nov. 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center, mile marker 48 bayside. Nov. 27 from 3 to 4:30 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside. Nov. 28 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Gato Buildin g 1100 Simonton St., Key West. Those attendin g will learn more about the Monroe County Master Gardener Pro g ram, the application process, classroom trainin g and volunteer opportunities. For more information contact Kim Gabel at the Monroe County Cooperative Extension at 292-4501 or by e-mail at k g email@example.com.Free plant clinics planned this monthHavin g difficulty with your plants, trees, or shrubs? Don't know what kind of insect is attackin g your plants and have no idea what to do? Get help from the Monroe County Master Gardeners at the followin g free plant clinics: Today: Bi g Pine Academy, mile marker 30 oceanside; the Marathon Garden Club, mile marker 50 bayside; and the Islamorada library, mile marker 81.8 bayside. All are from 9 a.m. to noon. Monday: Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service, Gato Buildin g 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2260, from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday: Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside, Suite 244, 9 a.m. to noon.Herbal remedies: The pros and consThe pros and cons of natural remedies will be the topic of a free community seminar to be held Nov. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the main conference room at Mariners Hospital, mike marker 91 bayside. Durin g "Herbal Remedies: Get the Facts," Dr. Debbie Barrow will discuss herbal health products and supplements, and how herbs interact with other medications, such as pills, to treat hi g h blood pressure or cancer. The pro g ram is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 4343400.Plan to munch cookies with SantaKeys Federal Credit Union and Publix are joinin g to g ether to host Cookies with Santa on Nov. 30 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Keys Federal Credit Union, mile marker 53 bayside in Marathon. The family event is free. It includes a photo opportunity with Santa, a colorin g contest and Plato the Publixaurus.Garden Club plans its annual saleThe Key West Garden Club holds its annual fall plant and art sale at the West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd., on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parkin g are free. Drou g ht-resistant and pest-resistant native plants and flowerin g exotics propag ated in the club's nursery sell at near-wholesale prices. Vendors have fruit trees, bamboo, crotons, bananas and orchids. Artists will offer holiday shoppin g opportunities. A g ara g e sale is also planned, and food, bevera g es and baked g oods will be for sale.Fitness studio still taking foodThe StayFit Studio of Key West is collectin g canned and dry g oods throu g h Nov. 20 for Thanks g ivin g for the Peace Covenant Presbyterian Church's Loaves & Fish Food Pantry. Collection boxes are at StayFit, 804 White St. Donations will be accepted daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon. The Loaves & Fish Food Pantry is a resource for individuals or families who are homeless, at risk of becomin g homeless or otherwise in need.Deadline's Monday for city paradeThe city of Key West is plannin g its annual holiday parade for Dec. 8, and or g anizers want people to enter floats. Floats can be of any len g th, but must be maneuverable and no more the 15 feet wide and 12 feet hi g h. Each entry requires monitors. Applications must be submitted by Monday. To g et one, g o to www.key westcity.com.Shark Whisperer' tries to educateThe History of Divin g Museum at mile marker 83 continues its Immerse Yourself! series on Wednes-day at 7 p.m. with "Sara the Shark Whisperer: Predators in Peril," presented by Sara Brenes. Brenes, 16, is a diver and avid shark lover. She founded a nonprofit or g anization called Shark Whisperer last year and has dedicated herself to educatin g the public about the threats sharks around the world face. The Islamorada museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (extended hours the ni g ht of the pro g ram). To find out more, call 664-9737 or g o to www.divingmuse um.org.Boating course starts Nov.26U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Bi g Pine Key is offerin g a boatin g skills and seamanship class be g innin g Nov. 26 and runnin g Mondays and Wednesdays for three weeks from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Habitat for Humanity buildin g in the second-floor conference room, mile marker 30.5 oceanside. Topics will include nautical hi g hway si g ns, rules of the road, navi g ation, course chartin g boat handlin g equipment and radio procedures. Cost is $55 per person, materials included, and $80 per couple with shared materials. For more information, call Jan Kittsmiller at 7440043 or 393-5303, or Bob Eichholtz at 872-7505.UFhelp s cultivate ta s tie r tomato Tasty tomatoes can be hard to come by, but scientists are startin g to unravel clues about how to put the flavor back into one of the nation's most beloved ve g etables. Professor Harry Klee of the University of Florida's Horticultural Sciences Department discovered the g ene that helps filter the enzymes, or proteins, that make a tomato taste sweet and juicy instead of watery. "Most people feel that the quality of the supermarket tomato leaves much to be desired. What we want to do is in a nutshell help the breeders make a better-tastin g tomato," Klee said. "In order to do that, we have to identify the g enes that control the components of flavor." The g ene that Klee recently discovered, called CXE1, controls a protein by the same name that tri gg ers chemical reactions in a tomato that remove its bad-tastin g compounds. "There's a hu g e ran g e of flavor components out there in the tomato world. Our g oal is to identify the best versions of these g enes," Klee said. "Our ultimate g oal is to assemble a tool kit for the breeder." Klee's study about CXE1 was published recently in the Proceedin g s of the National Academy of Sciences. He compares the process of selectin g for g ood tomatoes to the Human Genome Project, which identifies g enes that make people susceptible to certain diseases. Another potential outcome of the Human Genome Project, albeit a controversial one, is the ability to select g ood g enes for positive traits in other words, to potentially desi g n people. "We're doin g the same with plants," Klee said. "We're g ivin g the breeder the g enetic tools to pick out the best versions that he or she needs." Breeders have traditionally focused on external factors that influence taste such as soil quality or diseaseresistant vines, Klee added. "What we're tryin g to do is g ive [breeders] the ability to g o back 100 years. The flavor was always there," Klee said. "We just lost it because we haven't been able to select for it." "You can take g reat g enetics and ruin it," Klee said. "But you can't take bad g enetics and make it g reat." One of the challen g es to makin g a g ood-tasting tomato is meetin g year-round market demand. "It's hard to g et a g ood tomato into the marketplace 12 months a year," said Jay Scott, a professor in horticulture department at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education in Wimauma. Florida produces most of the tomatoes that are eaten in the U.S. durin g the winter months, he added. Scott has been workin g on developin g flavorful tomatoes since 1998. In the process, he developed the "Tasti-Lee" tomato, which is now sold throu g hout the country. "It will produce a g oodtastin g tomato under a wide ran g e of conditions and yields, from the eastern seaboard to California," Scott said, addin g "But I don't think there's a best tomato any more than there's a best sin g er or g uitar player." Not all tomato g rowers are tryin g to g et a better breed, however. Rusty Ludlam, a farmer from Suwannee County who sells tomatoes and other ve g etables at Alachua County farmers markets, said the tomatoes he g rows taste just as g ood as the tomatoes he g rew up eatin g from his parents' two-acre g arden decades a g o. Ludlam g rows his tomatoes in a g reenhouse. Ludlam said store-bou g ht tomatoes have lost their flavor because people pick them prematurely and refri g erate them durin g shippin g "Atomato should never be refri g erated," said Ludlam. He stores his tomatoes at 65 de g rees in a tomato room. He has beefsteak, g rape and Heirloom tomatoes, the crown jewel of the family. Heirlooms cost about $6 per pound. "They ripen and g et soft. That's why they don't ship very well," said Ludlam, addin g that Heirlooms were later bred for firmness inorder to be shipped. And now that scientists are tryin g to turn back the clock and breed Heirlooms and other tomatoes back to their ori g inal form, Ludlam pointed out, "You've still g ot to ship them."Researcher says it's all about genesBy KRISTINE CRANEGainesville SunHORTICULTURE Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSRusty Ludlam unpacks tomatoes from the Dogwood Lane Farm produce booth at the Union Street Farmer's Market in downtown Gainesville last Wednesday. Group aims for no plastic ba g sALower Keys g roup called Got Your Ba g s? Florida Keys is be g innin g a series of events for residents that put free reusable ba g s in their hands with the promise of usin g them while shoppin g Formed in June, the g roup's aim is to g et residents and visitors to replace sin g le-use plastic ba g s with reusable ba g s when shoppin g Their vision includes seein g Bi g Pine Key, home to the National Key Deer Refu g e, become an ecotourism destination of the Florida Keys. Local or g anizations offered sponsorship support and Green Livin g and Ener g y Education (GLEE) provided the pro g ram a home, allowin g for taxexempt contributions to support it. Visits have been made to each business on Bi g Pine Key to learn their environmental policies and willin g ness to reduce their distribution of plastic ba g s. "The Got your Ba g s? pro g ram is ultimately desi g ned for the whole community," said Ken Chopcinski, the pro g ram's foundin g director. "Many shoppers already understand the issues and have transitioned to reusable ba g s." He added, "For g etfulness is one of the main downfalls of their efforts, so our campai g n provides not only free reusable ba g s but also a series of reminders from the kitchen to the checkout counter." Got Your Ba gs? is limited to the Bi g Pine Key area but anyone interested in brin g in g it to his or her community can g o send an email to g otyourba g s.floridakeys@ g mail.com or g o to www.keysglee.com/gyb.Chief goal is weaning from plasticLOWER KEYS NOTICE OFMEETING FOR THE MONROE COUNTYPARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARDAPARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2012, 6:00 PM, at the Big Pine Community Park, MM31, Sands Road, Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or washington-r osa@monr oecounty .fl.gov ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Published Keynoter 11/10/12, 11/14/12 & 11/17/12 Congratulations to the new owners of 119 Buttonwood Lane and welcome to the City of Layton! Looking to sell your property or know someone who is looking to buycall me today (305) 289-6522. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 119 Buttonwood Ln. Long Key Open 7 Days AWeek Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationMarsha MartinREALTOR¨(305) 289-6522www.bougainvillea.com KEYSNET.COM
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,November 17,2012 Christmas Fun FloridaKeysStyle! www.mandalayoceanfrontgrilltiki.com Snickers n knickersare well-earnedHang Onto Your Knickers opens Marathon Community Theatres season Nov. 23 for a four-week run. Written by Katherine DiSavino, the comedy follows the action when Bridget moves in with her grandmother, Sylvia, the summer before law school. It turns into an experience shell never forget. Nana is running an illegal lingerie boutique for the over-60 crowd from her rent-controlled apartment. She has to keep it secret from the landlord who wants to evict her, as well as the handsome policeman who is smitten by her granddaughter and regularly checks in on Nana. Will Nana get evicted or arrested? Will Bridget fall in love with the handsome cop? Find out in this hilarious farce. Barb Galreath, who last starred as Queen Aggravain, in Once Upon a Mattress, plays Sylvia with the appropriate mix of sass and wisdom that comes from making ends meet. MCTnewcomer Sharon Caba plays her granddaughter and the scenes between her and granny help propelGrandma runs illegal lingerie shop for seniorsLAttitudes StaffTHEATERGershwin song book fills this tribute concertGeorge and Ira Gershwin are often most remembered for one of the catchy, spirited songs they wrote and scored for Broadway shows, musicals, even later film work. This dual-threat brother songwriting team was recognized with the Congressional Gold Medal in 1985. George, the younger of the two managed to live long enough to receive the honor before he died in 1986. His older brother, Ira, died in 1937. Many of the songs they wrote are now considered classics in the Great American Songbook. For two nights only, Nov. 16-17, Key West audiences will get the chance to luxuriant in the lush melodies and up-tempo beats at SWonderful An Evening of Gershwin, which opens the season at The Waterfront Playhouse. Sixteen of Key Wests best-known performers will showcase their talents, including David Black, Laurie Breakwell, Joy Hawkins, Denis Hyland, J.B. McLendon, Gayla Morgan, Bobby Nesbitt, Christopher Peterson, Kyla Piscopink, Randy Roberts, Carmen Rodriguez, Gordon Ross, Vicki Roush, Marjorie Paul Shook and Danny Weathers. Charles Lindberg is guest conductor and musical director for the show, with Joe Dallas on bass and Skipper Kripitz on percussion. George and Ira Gershwins musical legacy includes some of Broadways best-known hits that are now part of the American Songbook, work for film and even opera (Porgy and Bess). Some of the hits on tap for The Waterfront: Summertime, Girl Crazy, Strike Up The Band, The Man I Love, Ive Got a Crush on You, Swanee, Someone to Watch Over Me, and A Foggy Day. Tickets cost $70 for Fridays 8 p.m. debut, which includes a post-performance party hosted by the Elwell family and Royal Furniture, with catering by Jennifer Cornell of Small Chef At Large. Saturdays performance is $50 with no party following the 8 p.m. curtain call. For tickets, visit: www.waterfrontPlayhous e.org or call the box office at: 294-5015. This marks The Waterfront Playhouses 73rd season, and the lineup of theater offerings upcoming includes Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps, Dec. 18Jan. 12; Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Jan. 29-Feb. 16; The Drowsy Chaperone, Mar. 5Mar. 30; Typhoon Judy, Apr. 513, and Deathtrap, Apr. 30-May 18.Waterfront hosts their season opener Nov. 16-17LAttitudes StaffMUSIC See MCT,7B SWonderful An Evening of Gershwin. The Waterfront stages Hitchcocks 39 StepsDec. 18-Jan.12.
Saturday,November 17,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Twilight:Breaking Dawn 2 (PG-13):1:00,1:20,4:00,4:40, 7:00,7:20,7:40,10:00,10:20,10:20 p.m. Skyfall (PG-13):12:50,4:00,7:05 and 10:10 p.m. Flight (R):1:15,4:15,7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Wreck-it Ralph (PG):4:40,and 10:10 p.m. Wreck-it Ralph 3D (PG):1:40,7:40 p.m. Cloud Atlas (R):1:00 p.m. Argo (R):4:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 The Sessions (R):1:45,4:15,6:30,8:45 p.m. Seven Psychopaths (R):1;30,3:45,6:00,8:30 p.m. An Affair of The Heart (UR):2:00,6:15 p.m. Hello,I Must Be Going (R):4:00,8:15 p.m. A Late Quartet (PG-13):2:15,4:30,6:45,9:00 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Twilight:Breaking Dawn 2 (PG-13):Special showing 10p.m.Daily 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.Saturday &-Sunday 2:00p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Twilight:Breaking Dawn 2 (PG-13):10:00 p.m. Skyfall (PG-13):12:45,1:40,3:45,4:40,and 6:45 p.m. Wreck-it Ralph (PG):1:55,4:30,7:05 p.m. Wreck-it Ralph 3D (PG):1:35,4:10,6:55 p.m. Argo (R):1:35,4:15,6:50 p.m. Keys Movie Times 1319DuvalStreet | KeyWest,Florida33040 305-296-6577 | 1-800-354-4455 | www.southernmostresorts.com 20%OFF until December 20th, 2012* HOLID12 TAKEA BREAKfromtheholidaystressattheSouthernmostHotelCollection The only thing we overlook is the ocean.4:30 pm to 10:00 pmOpen 7 Days At Beautiful Rainbow Bend ResortMile Marker 58, Grassy Key Reservations Call 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted per couple(Call for Reservations)Casual Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Thanksgiving Dinner for TwoStarting 12:00 noon The Whole TurkeyComplete Dinner for 2$58.0010-12 lb. Turkey with Breads, Caesar Salad, Trimmings, Holiday Pie TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome the heart of this story. Devin Clarke, who has been part of the MCTfamily since he played Fiddler on the Roof in 1998, plays rookie cop Tom OGrady, a man who takes his job seriously. Christine Harrison made her MCTdebut last season with The Dixie Swim Club. She returns as Vera Walters, Sylvias hearingimpaired best friend and accomplice. And, veteran MCTplayer Fred Hundhammer is the villainous landlord Gil Schmidt, who is anxious to evict Sylvia so he can finally make more money from the rent-controlled apartment. Another newcomer to the Middle Keys stage is Cindy Berlin, who plays a small role on stage and helps behind the scenes on a very complicated set for Hang Onto Your Knickers. Rounding out the local cast is Kristeen Teague as Sylvias sexy, but not too bright employee, Heather Van Pree. Kris has been active in theatre for many years and worked in childrenstheatre before moving to the Keys. Alicia Merel, known for directing last seasons Dixie Club, directs Nanas Naughty Knickers. She teamed up with assistant director, Jennifer Mixon-Eick, who is learning the production process as part of the MCT Directing Experience. Producer Claudia McEwen: Its a funny show with plenty of laughs. Everyone will enjoy it. Tickets cost $18. For more information, call the ticket office at 743-0994. All performances begin at 8 p.m. on Nov. 23, 24, 29, 30 and Dec. 1,6,7,8, with a 3 p.m. matinee scheduled for Dec. 9 and Dec. 15. Shows on Dec. 13 and 14 will be 8 p.m. evening performances. For more information, visit: www.marathonthe atre.org.Funny show with plenty laughsFrom MCT,6BSculpture Key West opens Dec. 1 at Fort ZachArtists from Germany, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven American states will be showcasing works at the 17th Annual Sculpture Key West, which opens Dec. 1. The outdoor exhibits will be concentrated at two venues this year: Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and at the Key West Garden Club, West Martello Tower. The Fort Zach exhibit opens Dec. 1 and the sculptures at West Martello Tower make their debut Dec. 8. Emily Sorkin, who had the Emily Sorkin Gallery in Tribeca, NY, directed the exhibit, which features 22 works created from a variety of natural materials, found and recycled objects. Some of the pieces are assembled on site, others were constructed elsewhere and then brought for installation in Key West. Sorkin said among the projected highlights this year is a steel and wood skeletal structure that is part animal, ship, airplane and sleigh, a massive monumental concrete relic of a shell from a world unknown, a mysterious array of manhole covers that seem to melt in the sun, and the long-awaited Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Unicycle Tour. Many notable works will be constructed on-site, Sorkin said, incorporating their environments, and will exist only until the exhibitions end. Artists participating in Sculpture Key West for 2012-13: Nellie Appleby, Susan Bailey, William Bennett, Richard Brachman, Tyler Buckheim, Ursula Clark, Carrie Daigle, Tebelio Diaz, Robert Hickman, Gereon Krebber, Thea Lanzisero, Jennifer Martin, John Martini, Creighton Michael, Christopher Newman, Jim Racchi, Marek Ranis, Bonnie Rychlak, Jacquelyn Sanchez, Jiwan Noah Singh, William Thompson, Vera Vasek and Bill Wood. Champagne Artist Reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, located beyond the southern end of Southard Street in Key West. And from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, an Artist Reception at The Key West Garden Club at West Martello Tower,Atlantic Boulevard at White Street. Areception is planned from 4:5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park to celebrate the arrival of the Overseas Heritage Trail Unicycle Tour. The reception will take place at the channel tiki hut. The sculptures will be on exhibit during regular operating hours at both venues through March 23. For more information about Sculpture Key West, call Vera Vasek at 3049362, or visit: www.sculp turekeywest.org.17th annual show attracts 22 sculptorsART 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 11/16 Tues. 11/20 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2 (PG13) 2:05; 4:50; 7:25; 10:00 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2 (PG13) 1:45; 4:25; 7:05; 9:40 Skyfall (PG13) 12:45; 3:45; 6:45; 9:45 Wreck it Ralph (PG) 1:55; 4:30; 7:05; 9:35 Flight (R) 1:00; 4:00; 7:00; 10:00 Sorry no passes Pictured (l-r) are MCT members Sharon Caba,Christine Harrison and Barb Gilreath at a recent rehearsal. Dense Pack Park,1983,by artist Bill Wood coming to Key West.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,November 17,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 260073 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 12 day of December, 2012 at 11:00 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described properties situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit #901, MARINERS CLUB, as shown on the site plan attached as Exhibit "B" to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Mariners Club, recorded in Official Records Book 1659, Page 1981, more particularly described as Lot 11, Block 8, KEY LARGO NORTH, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 22, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, as modified by the Notice of Withdrawal of Certificate of Ownership and Dedication. Property Address: 97501 Overseas Highway, Unit #901, Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD HAAS; LYNN BANTA, et al. Defendants MARINERS CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Cross-Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD HAAS; LYNN BANTA; ONEWEST BANK, FSB and JOHN DOE, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION, Cross-Defendant(s). And the Docket Number of which is Number 10-CA-368-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 30 day of October, 2012. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud & Nunez 10631 N. Kendall Drive Suite 205 Miami, FL 33176 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Published November 10, 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 269209 Notice of Grant Funding Opportunity2013 Sheriffs Shared Asset Forfeiture Fund Grant funding is available to private, non-profit organizations pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 501(c )(3) or (4) or State, County or Local Governments operating in Monroe County for projects relating to: Crime prevention Drug abuse prevention The mental and physical health care of minors Downloadable applications and instructions are available on the Sheriffs web site: www.keysso.net Grant application deadline: Noon, Thursday, February 7, 2013 Published November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 274609 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 5TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2012, at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: "Unit # G-01, in PIRATES COVE I, A CONDOMINIUM, according to the Amended and Restated Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 2068 at Page 2326 of the Public records of Monroe County,Florida, and any amendments thereto, together with an undivided interest in the Common Elements appurtenant thereto. More Commonly Known As: 53 Tranquility Way, Unit G01, Marathon, FL 33050" Pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: IBERIABANK, a Foreign Corporation, authorized to transact business in the State of Florida Plaintiff VS. David B Hevert; Unknown Spouse of David B Hevert; Pirates Cove I Condominium Association Inc; MONROE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE Defendants And the Docket Number of which is Number 11-CA-000326-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 18th day of September 2012 Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published November 17, 24, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 275523 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 17, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES BIANNUAL REQUEST MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 1-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 276379 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/28/2012 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 # 107, Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are final 1FTHF25H4RNB34103 1994 FORD Published November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 276705 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/30/2012, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1, KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G6KD52B7SU222879 1995 CADILLAC JH2MF06172K010278 2002 HONDA JH2MF06192K011075 2002 HONDA JYA4FBA01RA016205 1994 YAMAHAPublished November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 277241 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE RESPONDENT that on December 7, 2012 at 2:00 P.M., the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Purchasing Office will open sealed proposals for the following: FKAA RFP-0002-13 The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (AUTHORITY) hereby requests sealed proposals from Respondents who wish to prepare and file a BP Oil Claim of Eligibility on the AUTHORITYS behalf. Respondents shall be limited to accountants, accounting firms, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Public Accounting firms, attorneys, attorney firms, or a combination thereof. Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be downloaded from www.fkaa.com under "Bid Opportunities" or www.Demandstar.com. The Request for Proposal is available at the Purchasing Office located at the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Administration Building, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040. Questions should be directed to David Jackson, in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All answers will be by Addenda. Interested Respondents or individuals are requested to indicate their interest by submitting two (2) signed originals and five (5) complete copies (total equals seven (7)), of the proposal in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside with the Respondents name and "Proposal for BP Claim Submission Services", addressed and delivered to: Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 296-2454 Fax: (305) 295-2248 Kirk C. Zuelch, Executive Director Published November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 277445 DISTRICT IV ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC IV) (Between the Long Key Bridge and mile marker 90.939) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District IV Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is TUESDAY November 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter100277982-01Ad# 277458 DISTRICT V ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC V) (From Mile Marker 90.940 to the Dade/Monroe County Line and any Mainland portions of Monroe County) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District V Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is TUESDAY November 27, 2012 at 5:00pm. A resume may be attached to the application. Published November 17, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 279130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: CACE12-027548 CA 25 ABROMOVITZ INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. RED EYED JACK SPORTS BAR, Inc., a Nevada corporation; JACK GALARDI and NEVADA LAND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, INC., a Nevada corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Notice of Recording entered by the Circuit Court in and for Broward County, Florida on the 28th day of August, 2012, and by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued in the above styled cause on the 8th day of November, 2012, I, Robert P. Peryam, Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida have levied upon and will offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash, subject to any mortgages or liens thereon, in the morning on the 19th day of December, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040, Florida, the interests of defendant JACK GALARDI a/k/a JACK E. GALARDI, in execution, in the following described property, subject to any and all other liens, taxes, j ud g ments, or encumbrances jg whatsoever: SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY PARCEL NUMBER 00326770-000000 00326790-000000 00326800-000000 LOCATION V acant land at Parish Ave & First St. Marathon, Florida LEGAL DESCRIPTION The North 150 feet of Lots 1 and 2, and the South 115 feet of Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, PARRISH SUBDIVISION According to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 18, of the Public Records Of Monroe County, Florida DATED this 15th day of November, 2012. Robert P. Peryam, Sheriff Monroe County, Florida By:Rachelle Gates, Supervisor Civil Process Division Published November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 2012. Florida Keys Keynoter100277780-01 GaragesaleSaturday Nonvember178-2 Tools,dolls,clotheshousehold, modeltrainsandfurniture.95 ManOWarDrmarathon GIANT RUMMAGE SALE Island Christian School Sat., Nov. 17 at 7:30 AM MM 83.4 Bayside (305) 664-4933 ISLAMORADA MM89 245 Pueblo St., Bayside. Sat, 11/17, 8-1. Furniture, boat, household & much more! MARATHON SAT & SUN 8-2 Everything goes except dog, jhusband and house. Something for everyone! 571 64th St. NEW & USED BOOK SALE Island Christian School Sat., Nov. 17 at 8:00 AM MM 83.4 Bayside (305) 664-4933 25 CUBIC FOOT REFRIG. Roper brand (made by Whirlpool). White, approx. 5 yrs. old. Excellent condition. $200 Call (305) 414-8108. FREE FILL Concrete blocks broken up, metal free. 27 Judy Place, Key Largo. Come by or call Gary 352-250-1885 SCHWINN FITNESS 430 Eliptical $500.00. Brand new! No delivery, you must be able to move. (305) 852-0014. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. LOWER MATECUMBE MM 77 3BR, 3 BR home, with 55 dock, on canal. $450,000 Contact: email@example.com MARATHON/GRASSY KEY 3 BR, 2 BA HOME on Croton Ave. Everything new inside! Large deck, nice yard. Wont last! $230K. 1-786-303-1365 PORT LARGO CANAL HOME (MM 100) 5 BR, 3 BA. 100 deep water dock. Owner financing. Asking $875K. Must sell! 305-522-1905 BOATERS PARADISE Sweeping Ocean View! 45 dock. Lrg 3/2, 1575 sf, heated pool, tennis, boat ramp, gar. Reduced$549k. 508-922-1010KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. Lot rent $500/mo. 305-522-5841 MARATHON1361 O/S Hwy, Lot A5, Galway Bay, 55+. Furnished, 2br, 2ba, screened in porch, FLA room, deck, hot tub, privacy fended yard, 2 sheds. 810-300-5792 WOW LOOK !!! 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 Published Keynoter 11/17/12 & 11/24/12Monroe County Sheriff's Office Notice of Sale of Surplus VehiclesThe Monroe County Sheriff's Office will sell a number of surplus vehicles by sealed bids. All bids must be received by no later than 4:00 pm Monday,December10, 2012. The bids will be opened Publicly at 10:01 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Alist of vehicles to be sold may be viewed at our www .keysso.net website. Bidding instructions and required bid forms are available on the website as well,or can be picked up at the Sheriff's OfficeHeadquarters Building, Finance Division, or by contacting:Johnnie Yongue 305 292-7477 Terry Markham 305 292-7015 Monroe County Sheriff's Office5525 College Road, Key West, FL33040The property to be sold is open to public inspection at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Headquarters Building at:5525 College Road, Key West, FLat the following dates and times:November 27, 2012 9:00 am 11:00 amNovember 29, 2012 2:00 pm-4:00 pmThe Sheriff's Office makes no representation or guarantee to mechanical condition. All sales are final.NOTICE OF SALE Published Keynoter 11/17/12 & 11/21/12 CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 The construction of this project consists of labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the installation of the following:1.Landscape trees and ground cover within the medians on US 1 from Aviation Blvd to CocoPlum Drive.Bid documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050. Bid documents may also be examined and obtained online at www .demandstar .com All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes to the City Clerk on orbefore December4, 2012 at 2:00 PM local time. Any bids received after2:00 PM on said date will not be accepted. Bids received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Bids submitted will be opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference Room located at 9805 Overseas Highway on the same date. The City assumes no responsibility for bids not properly marked. Prospective bidders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City Staff or City Officials except as follows. Inquiries and clarifications of the Bidding Documents shall be made in writing to the Citys Representative, Carlos Solis at least six (6) days prior to the date for the receipt of Bids, by fax (305) 289-4123, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org BID DOCUMENTS OBTAINED FROM ANYSOURCE OTHER THAN DEMANDSTAR MAYNOTBE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE, AND EACH BIDDER AND SUBCONTRACTOR ASSUMES ALLRISKS BYITS RELIANCE ON SUCH DOCUMENTS. ANY BIDDER AND SUBCONTRACTOR WHO HAVE NOTOBTAINED BID DOCUMENTS FROM DEMANDSTAR WILLNOTBE NOTIFIED OFANYADDENDAISSUED BYTHE OWNER, WHICH COULD CONTAIN MATERIALCHANGES THERETO (SUCH AS ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE TECHNICALSPECIFICATIONS, EXTENSIONS OFTIME, ETC.)Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid must accompany the Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids or reduce the scope at the sole discretion of the City and to waive informalities, except timely submission of bids, in any bids received, to re-advertise for bids or to take any other such actions that may be deemed in the best interests of the City. As a matter of information to bidders, the City does not bind itself to accept the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, which in the judgment of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.INVITATION TOBIDAll interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed bids for the CITYOFMARATHON US 1 MEDIAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT, PHASE 2.
Saturday,November 17,2012 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 100271698-02 KeyLargoMH Extensively remodeledmobilehome. Partiallyfurnished.Movein now.Newplywoodfloors throughoutwithnewcarpetin LR/DR.VinyltileinKandbath. Customcabinet/vanityinbath. Allnewsheetrockwallswith newstudsandcrownmoulding onwindows/doorsandwalls. Includesstorageandutility shedswithw/dhookups.New porchandporchroofand newerroofonmain.Homeis onanicelotinLargoParkwho mustapprovebeforesale. Homeandremodelcostme $14kplus.Makeareasonable offerandyouhaveyourselfa newhome.386-236-9561 email@example.com 2BR/1BA CONCH COTTAGE in old Tavernier. $1200 / mo. F/L/S. Ocean access. Available 12/1/12. Call (828) 638-8077. 2 BR / 2 BA MM 103 O/S Large fenced yd. Largo Sound Pk. HO park w/ private beach & boat ramp. $1600 / mo. Call (305) 451-1241. CANAL FRONT HOME Lower Matecumbe. Deep water canal. Access to HO bayfront beach. 2 BR / 1BA make this small conch house comfortable and affordable. $1500 / mo. First & sec. dep. req. Call (305) 393-0994. FOR RENT KEY LARGO MM 103. 2 BR + den, 2 BA. 1st flr. furn. apt. All util. incl. + cable and internet. $1600 / mo. Call (786) 838-8547. GRASSY KEY 3 BR, 1 BA home Large wrap around deck, huge yard, W/D. Close to Dolphin Research Center. $1500/mo. 786-417-0844 MARATHON unfurn 1 BR house w/W/D hkup avail, big yard. $1125/mo + util & sec. Call Dee 305-289-0666 or 305-849-0466 2 BR / 1 BA MM 95 Unfurnished duplex. W/D, pets okay. $1150 / mo. includes water. F/L/S Call (305) 453-1651 MARATHON 2/1 duplex 501 B 22nd St. Ocean. C/A, W/D hkup, hurricane shutters, EC, must see! Yard, pet ok. $1300 /mo, F/sec 305-205-4285100274925-01MARATHON 26th ST. Small efficiency with kitchen. Water incl. $575 mo. First / Last / $400 sec. 305-394-3923 MARATHON Clean, quiet 1 BR, 1 BA duplex on canal. Laundry facilities avail. F/L/S. $850/mo. + elect. Year lease. 989-980-6300 MARATHON Ground level 1BR 1BA $625 1BR 1BA $575 F/L/S. 6 mo minimum lease. 305-849-6236 A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 MARATHON 2/1 condo 2nd floor, fully furn, heated pool. Free dockage to 38, Located at MM50. Year lease, $1200 mo + util F/L/S. 401-391-9514 KEY LARGO Mobile Home for rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, partially furnished. $850/Mo. F/L/S. 1(786) 229-7037 Call anytime MARATHON 1BR 1BA mobile home with attached Fla room. On the water. F/L/S. $750/mo. 743-5623 TavernierAnnualRental $900permonth.2/1Mobile withstorageshedinSunset Acres,Tavernier.Wellkept withlargekitchen,sunroom, deck,etc.Includeswasher/ dryer.CallDennisat8144676946,or813765-9012. Lookingforannual/longterm resident.Musthavedecent creditwithsecuritydeposit. $900814-467-6946 firstname.lastname@example.org 2BR / 2BA KEY LARGO VILLAGE 2 marinas, private beach, courtyard w/ hot tub & outside kit. Oct. Apr. mthly. $1700/mo. Call Dino at (954) 647-2576.MM 97 BAYFRONT 2BR/2 BA Seasonal Condo. Three or four months, $10,000. Rock Harbor Club. Sandy beacH, spectacular 180 degree Bayview. Free cable, wifi, heated pool, tennis, gated, park at door. 2 screened patios, ceramic tile, recent rehab, 50" TV. Flexible move in date. Call owner. (561) 441-2800 or email to: email@example.com OCEANFRONT PARK, MARATHON Boat ramp, dockage available. 603-918-3235 RV LOT FOR RENT In very nice Keys RV park in Marathon. Full hookup. $500/mo, + util. FREE WiFi, and cable TV. 305-731-5042 RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 ISLAMORADA MM 82 Unfun. 1/1, spacious apt. Cable TV incl. W/D on prem. No pets, no smoking. $850/mo. + util. Yrly. lease. F/L/S Rental app. required. (305) 393-2995.Marathon Lrg 2/2 unfurn apt. 10803 6th Ave Gulf. $1125/mo. Taking applications. 3 year employment & housing history reqd, as well as F/L/S. Util, ph & TV not supplied. 289-1887MARATHON SECTION 8 2 BR, 1 BA apt. $1000/mo, F/security. Does not include utilities. No pets. Call (305) 743-6630 MARATHON WATERFRONT 1460 Oceanview Ave, 450 sq ft studio. A/C, tiled, full kitchen. Dock. Yearly lease. $800/mo. F/L/S. 561-212-6563 MM102 1 BR / 1 BA Furn. downstairs apt. Incl. elec. & water. No smoking / no pets, $850 /mo. F/S (305) 904-8866 or (305) 970-4344 MM 102 1 BR, 1 BA in one half duplex. Quiet area, clean, W/D available. $825/mo + util. F/L + security. Call Louis 727-446-72202,346 SF BUILT-OUT MEDICAL OFFICE! Next to MARINERS HOSPITAL! Commodore Realty Inc. Nicole Christodoulou (305) 365-2600 X 40AMAZING 2,000 SF Outparcel Available! Divided with new Dunkin Donuts! Great signage & Visibility, next to highway! Commodore Realty Inc. Nicole Christodoulou (305) 365-2600 X 40 TURN-KEY ICE CREAM STORE! Adjacent to 5 screen theater! Amazing Business Opportunity! Commodore Realty Inc. Nicole Christodoulou (305) 365-2600 X 40 CommercialBldgUS1 Small officebldgonUS1 SouthboundMM99,across fromWylandMural.Great exposure.Idealforattorney, realestate,insuranceand more.Receptionarea+5 separateoffices.Available immediately.$1000permonth +taxandutilities.305-3930634$1,000305-393-0634 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MARATHON Prime Location Retail/office/comm space for rent. Old town Marathon on US 1, high visibility location (former Daffy Doug Discount Store) 650 sf., 850 ft and 4700 sf spaces available at $14-16 per sf annually, immediate occupancy. 954-557-3603 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 OCEANSIDE102BLDGPROFESSIONALOFFICE SPACE forRENT.Only1Suite Left-500SqFt.Idealforsmall CPA,AttorneyorInsurance Firm.JoinanEngineer, Architect,andInt.Design/ WindowCoveringCo.Private BathandMostUtilitiesare included.GreatVisibilityand Signage.Call305-522-6271. Gulfside Village-Marathon 1,2 or 3 stores for rent or sale. Presently set up as restaurant. EXCELLENT TERMS!! Brian Schmitt, CB RE, 305-289-6482 Office/Warehouse Clerk, Marathon, for national distributor of Medical stockings. Must have marketing skills, experienced in Quick Books/Peachtree. Global Health Conn, Inc Fax resume to 305-289-1362; email GHCUT1@bellsouth.net or call 305-731-1133. MaintenanceWorkerat FKCC varietyofroutine maintenancetasksinaircond., electrical,plumbing,etc.EOE M/F/V/D email@example.com F/T Route Person for Marathon vending co. Energetic. Reliability a must. Clean driving record. Bondable. Moderate lifting reqd. Will train. Some mech. ability helpful. Ref. reqd. Call Harry, 305-304-8244 Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is seeking to fill a part time housekeeper position for Sun Wed. Apply in person MM 33. HELP WANTED! FRONT DESK Receptionist. Prefer open availability. Please apply in person at the Key West Inn (305) 451-5081 HOUSEKEEPER Please apply in person, Key Colony Beach Motel, 441 E. Ocean Dr. (305) 289-0411 KON TIKI RESORT is hiring a P/T Front Desk Agent. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at 81200 Overseas Hwy. THE MOORINGS and MORADA BAY / PIERRES are seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ALARM INSTALLER, P/T. Experience necessary. DFWP. Good references. Clean, valid drivers license. Fax resume to 743-2022, or call 743-2522. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN NEEDED. Valid Drivers License required. Call 305-481-0058 PLUMBER MARATHON Experienced only. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 FrontDeskReceptionist,FullTimeCareermindedprofessionalwithafriendlysmile andexcellentpeopleskillsneededforbusy veterinaryoffice.Goodtelephoneskillsandthe abilitytomultitaskareessentialtothisposition. Computerexperienceisrequired.Shifthoursvary between7:30amand6:00pmMonday-Friday withsomeSaturdaysandSundaysincluded. Salarybasedonexperience.Pleaseapply atMarathonVeterinaryHospitalat 11187OverseasHwy orcall305-743-7099 MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com YOU HAVE IT. CITYOFMARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 NOTICE TO PROFESSIONALENGINEERING FIRMS: REQUESTFOR QUALIFICATIONSRFQ NUMBER : RFQ-PS-2012-DL Issue Date: November 15, 2012 Due Date: until December 28, 2012 Public Notice The City of Marathon, Florida, pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 287.055, Consultants Competitive Negotiations Act, is seeking to enter into one or more continuing contracts with qualified professional engineering service firms for various projects within the City of Marathon. The City intends to enter into continuing contracts with professional engineering service firms which may then be selected for specific projects and disciplines under separate Project Specific Agreements. It is anticipated that each continuing contract will be for a three (3) year term with one (1) two (2) year renewal (at the discretion of the City). Actual completion of assigned projects may extend beyond such term. Selected firms may be tasked to provide comprehensive engineering and other services. These potential services and areas of expertise may include: Archeology, Architecture, Asbestos Survey and Removal, Building Official Services, Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Construction Cost Estimating, Construction Inspections, Construction Project Management, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Energy Management, Environmental Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Geotechnical Engineering, Hazardous Material Tanks, Hydraulic Engineering, Land Development, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Planning, Specification Writing, Structural Engineering, Surveying, Traffic Engineering, Utilities, Water Resources/Stormwater, Water and Wastewater Services and Water Tank Inspection/Corrosion Control. Selected firms shall provide all engineering and/or specialty consultant support, through either in-house (with offices located in the State of Florida) or sub-consultant firms (with offices located in the State of Florida), as required to complete an assigned project. No minimum amount of professional services or compensation will be assured to any of the firms so retained, and the City shall not be prevented in any manner from retaining other firms at its sole discretion. However, the City will attempt to equally distribute any work among the selected firms. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. RFQ documents may also be examined online at www .demandstar .com All RFQ documents must be obtained from Demand Star. RFQ documents obtained from any source other than Demand Star may not be accurate or complete, and each Responder and sub-contractor assumes all risks by their reliance on such documents. Any Responder or sub-contractor who does not obtain the RFQ documents from Demand Star will not be notified of any RFQ addenda issued by the City, which could contain material changes thereto (such as additions or changes to the technical specifications, extensions of time, etc.) Responses are limited to 20 pages. To be considered, qualifications packages must be submitted to the City Clerk of the City of Marathon. Qualifications packages will be received by the City Clerk, at the City of Marathon City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 until 3:00 PM EDT, December28, 2012 (the Response Submission Deadline) Responses received after this time will not be considered. Responses received will be opened promptly thereafter. One (1) original qualifications package, three (3) complete copies and one (1) digital (CD in TIFF format) must be signed and submitted in a sealed opaque envelope. Envelopes must be clearly marked: City Clerk City of Marathon RESPONSE TORFQ ENGINEERING SERVICES 2012 The estimated construction costs for any specific project for which professional services are required could exceed the threshold amount provided in § 287.017, Fla. Stat. for CATEGORYFIVE (currently $325,000) or the fee for professional services for a planning or study activity could exceed the threshold amount provided in § 287.017 Fla. Stat. for CATEGORYTWO (currently $35,000). All qualified firms are encouraged to submit information in response to the RFQ and to submit annual statements of qualifications and performance data. The following schedule is anticipated for this selection process: Pubished Keynoter 11/14/12 & 11/17/12 EventDue DateRequest for Qualifications (RFQ) ReleaseNovember 15, 2012 Response Submission DeadlineUntil December 28, 2012 3:00 P.M. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,November 17,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 220LicensedAgentLooking fora220licensedagenttohelp growandmanageaP&C AgencyinMarathon.Salary pluscommission.Faxresume to727-939-8323oremail firstname.lastname@example.org DIVE BOAT CAPTAIN Halls Diving Center, Marathon Seeking F/T or P/T Captain with Masters license. Must hold a Divemasters certification or be a certified diver willing to train to Divemaster level. Need strong customer relation skills, a professional appearance and willing to perform vessel maintenance. Contact Bob Brayman or Randy Botteri at 305-743-5929 to arrange interview. Email resume or application to email@example.com. 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. BAYSHORE CLOTHING Is gearing up for a busy sesson & would like to add a few special people to our already fabulous team. PT & FT positions open. If you love working with people, selling great lines, have computer knowledge, are flexible, dependable, with a great attitude, please apply at Bayshore Clothing, @8911 O/S Hwy, or call 305-843-8430. We offer Great Pay with performance bonuses. PT Concierge/Marktg @ Hammocks Resort MM48. Rare oppty due to promotions. Fill out app at front desk. Hourly + Comm $$. EXPERIENCED LOCAL SERVICE PLUMBER needed. Must have clean appearance, valid drivers lic. & references. Call (305) 453-5435. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair technician. Must have valid drivers license and tools! Call (305) 664-3662. SEWER INSTALLERS Responsible individuals with plumbing and equipment exp. for sewer lateral installations. Must have clean driving record. We offer a strong pay plan. Please fax resume to 305-743-4299 or email dan @3rdgenerationplumbing.com Drivers: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Benefits, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 TOW TRUCK DRIVER WANTED Must live in Marathon FL area; no felony convictions, no alcohol or drugs; positive work ethic; clean driving record; must speak English fluently. Apply in person at 1620 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 1987LuhrsBoat Custom hardtop;twinenginebracket; nomotor(outboard);comesw/ SouthFloridaaluminumaxle trailer.$6,000772-260-0377 firstname.lastname@example.org 27 Hells Bay 2004 Twin 225 Yamahas. Newly serviced, bottom painted. Ready to go! $4500. 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 HUNTER SAILBOAT In water. I/B diesel engine. TRADE FOR 12 Carolina skiff OR SELL FOR $1500. 305-942-0524 CaterpillarMarineEngine 3208-runningtake-out;506 transmissionwithtrolling valve;$10,000.CallMarc (772)260-0377.$10,000772260-0377 email@example.com 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE OR LEASE in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incl. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available 305-905-6867 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 MARATHON DOCKAGE FOR RENT No liveaboards, up to 43. Free H20 & electric. Private home, 24 hr access. $250-$350/mo. 561-312-3263 1 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 1 S. Atlantic Snapper, Grouper permit for lease. Corp. Atlantic Snapper /Grouper permit for sale 904-262-2869; 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada 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.com MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 2004SuburbanForSale 130,000miles,newtires,white withleatherinterior.Runs great! $8000.00OBO305-393-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org AUTOS WANTED! ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. car-Van-Truck. Running or not. Cash paid. 305-332-0483 MercurySable 1989,runs good,newtires,serviced regularly,goodshape $1200OBO.423-779-2102 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2007 KEYSTONE HORNET 33 travel trailer. No hwy. mileage, new awning, new roof coat, 2 slide outs. Great cond.! $10K OBO. (305) 587-7094. 1997 CHEV TAHOE. Original owner, only 64K mi, 4 DR, 4WD, tow pkg. Great cond! Many extras. KBBV $5-6K, asking $5500. 305-852-8460 2008 Roadmaster enclcargo or motorcycle trailer, 8x16 w/ tie downs, dual axel, elec brks, new tires, great cond! $5500 or best cash offer. 743-3233 Cleaning and More Impeccable cleaning, home provisioning, errands. KEYS ELITE SERVICES, LLC ~ Perfection at its finest (305) 209-0030 www.keyseliteservices.com ~ bonded and insured ~ Vacation Rental Servicing Call us for all of your cleaning needs. We do provisioning for your rental guests Give us a try! KEYS ELITE SERVICES, LLC ~perfection at its finest (305) 209-0030 www.keyseliteservices.com ~bonded and insured~ Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Looking for a Local Business? Also see The Florida Keys Business Directory in every issue of the Keynoter! HospitalityHappensHere!POSITIONS A V AILABLE: FrontDeskClerkPreviousBank,officeorHospitalityexperienceaplus!HousekeepingInspectorMinimumoneyearexperienceinrelevantsupervisorposition.Cook,PartTime Bartender,PartTimeApplyinperson: 1688OverseasHwy.,MarathonMM48.2Bayside EqualOpportunityEmployer/DrugFreeWorkplaceTOMTHUMBHasimmediateopeningfor MANAGERinMarathon. Excellentbenefits.Willtrain.CallCleveland786-295-5307 Deliverournewspapers 7daysaweekbetween 4:30a.m.and7:30a.m. inKeyWestPotentialincome$350aweek Formoreinformation callCarterat743-5551Ext.21Needtomake someextracash? Grassy Key area Deliver newspapers 7 days a week between 4 a.m.and 7 a.m. The pay is approximently $350 a week. Stop in at the Marathon office to fill out an application. 3015 Overseas Hwy.Newspaper carrier wanted TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. TheKeynoter canaccommodate all your legaladvertisingfor all ofMonroeCounty, ourdistributionisbetweenKeyLargoto KeyWest.Weareinfullcomplianceof FloridaStatuteChapter50 LegalNotices.CallBeverly743-5551x13 season