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778679022222 Classifieds . . .5B Living . . . .2B Business . . .7A Obituaries . . .2A Opinion . . .6A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 21,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.93 25 CENTS Fishing the Florida KeysTry spending the rest of your week hitting the sailfish at the reef's edge. Captain's column, 1B High flyerThe Coral Shores hoops team opens the season with optimism but a loss. Story, 1B Beth GroomsSales Manager Local Foreclosed Properties!Commercial & ResidentialPriced to Sell & Close FastFinancing AvailableAgents WelcomeSee All Our Properties Online... Then Call Me For A Private Showing! KeysIslandProperties.com 305-296-1234 Raschein settles into HouseAmember of the Florida Legislature for one day so far, Holly Raschein has started to lay the groundwork for what she hopes to accomplish over her two-year term. Raschein's a Key Largo Republican who was one of 44 first-time members sworn into the 120-member state House Tuesday morning in Tallahassee. In the Nov. 6 election, she defeated Democrat Ian Whitney of Key West. Her first order of business: Landing committee assignments. She said she responded to a survey of House members by the leadership asking to be named to the powerful Appropriations Committee which basically writes the state budget and the Natural Resources and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. "Those were my two priorities," she said. "You always want to be involved with the budget and our wastewater money comes under Agriculture Appropri-ations. It's important for the whole district agriculture in south Dade and natural resources in the Keys." Her seat in District 120 comprises the Keys and south-Miami Dade.Funding for state-mandatedsewer construction is among the priorities for Keys residents who can't afford to foot the bill hundreds of millions of dollars combined from Key Largo through the Lower Keys. Last year, Monroe County received $50 million for sewer work, with unincorporated Monroe getting $30 million and Islamorada $20 million. That $50 million is the first of four such installments approved by the Legislature but the only one allocated so far. If a second $50 million is approved in 2013, Marathon and the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District would each get $20 million, and the rest would be split among other Keys sewer utilities. Raschein can file up to six bills for the two-month legislative session that startsNew state representative seeks committee seats, looks at billsSTATE LEGISLATUREBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSee Raschein,8ACONGRESSIONAL VISIT Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWJoe Garcia (right),the Keys'incoming congressman,addresses the Monroe County Commission at its Tuesday meeting in Key Largo.The Democrat Garcia beat Republican David Rivera in the general election to represent District 26 (Monroe and part of Miami-Dade counties).He told commissioners he would set up a Keys district office and bemoaned not yet being invited on a Keys fishing trip.Presumably that will happen before his Jan.2 swearing-in. County Commission coverage, 2B and 3BHomes, autos broken into overnightMore charges are expected in a brazen overnight burglary spree Sunday night into Monday morning in which authorities say the suspect broke into Marathon homes and autos while the residents were sleeping. As of Tuesday, Michael Crawford, 28, had been charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and violation of community control. It wasn't clear Tuesday why Crawford, who lives on 2nd Avenue oceanside and says he's a carpenter, was under community control. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says five homes and five vehicles were burglarized. All were on 4th, 5th and 6th avenues, not far from where Crawford lives. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says all the houses were occupied when they were burglarized, with the residents sleeping inside. Most had unlocked doors or windows that were used as an entry point. In one case the one Crawford is charged with so far someone entered a downstairs bedroom on 6th Avenue through an unlocked door. While two people were in bed sleeping, the thief took a zip-Occupants were inside at the timeMARATHONSee Burglaries,3AKeynoter StaffVogel piecing together staffTwo former prosecutors with the Monroe County State Attorney's Office will join the staff of State Attorney-elect Catherine Vogel. Mark Kohl, a former twoterm state attorney, accepted a post as executive director of the countywide agency, Vogel said Monday. Kohl was state attorney from 2000 to 2008, with Vogel serving as one of two chief assistants. Kohl's duties will focus on the administrative side of running the office budgeting, human resources and more rather than prosecuting cases, Vogel said. "It's a non-lawyer position so we're pleased to get Mark, who already has a lot of experience with office operations in the State Attorney's Office," Vogel said. Demetrios Efstratiou will leave private practice to return to the State Attorney's Office staff, where he worked for eight years. Now on staff at the Horan, Wallace and Higgins law office in Key West, he will move to the Upper Keys to serve as lead prosecutor at the Plantation Key office. He replaces former lead Upper Keys Assistant State Attorney Terri Hunnewell, who resigned in early October because of a family relocation. Kohl, a longtime Upper Keys resident, also will work out of the PlantationFormer top prosecutor Kohl returnsSTATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICETurkeys break away to freedomPulling off the poultry version of "The Great Escape," two turkeys very much alive found freedom Friday in Key Largo, days before Thanksgiving. The pair of fully grown gobblers was spotted darting into the southbound lanes of U.S. 1, not far from Key Largo School, around mid-afternoon. "We've gotten calls about goats and even a kangaroo," said Marsha Garrettson, manager of the Key Largo Animal Shelter for nearly two decades. "These are the first turkeys." Animal Control Officer Mike Coleman and a volunteer bystander staged a turkey roundup to take the birds into protective custody. How the turkeys turned up on Key Largo is unknown. But it doesn't stretch the imagination to assume they were someone's notion of a farm-fresh Thanksgiving dinner. If so, the turkeys had other plans. "Maybe they escaped, Garrettson said. "Happily escaped." As founder of the local Humane Animal Care Coalition and a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Garrettson did not try to find the owner. "Live turkeys are considered livestock," she said. "And it's basically illegal to have livestock in Monroe County." The big birds, one black and one brown, appear to be fast friends. "They follow each other around," Garrettson said. "They've bonded." Concerned that the plump birds might prove a tempting target around this holiday time, the turkeys were held overnight inside under lock and key rather than an outdoor cage. The next day, the turkeys were delivered to a petting zoo in Broward County. Instead of being the main course Thursday, they'll live out their lives as farmlife ambassadors to schools and children's events.Thanksgiving pair is found roaming U.S.1KEY LARGO The two gobblers probably don't realize how close they apparently were to being served up on platters Thursday.See Vogel,2ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,November 21,2012PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.75 64 THURS.73 63 FRI.73 64 SAT.75 66 Forecast: Mostly sunny for the week.Cool,clear nights. Breezy,winds from NW at 15-20 mph. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 BRIEFSSingle joint leads to big pot bustAKey West man who lit a joint on Duval Street in Key West Monday night found out doing such a thing isn't smart when a cop can see you. But that's what happened around 9 p.m. at 1075 Duval, city police said and it resulted in the man, Paul Mastraccio Jr., 67, getting busted for allegedly having 10 pounds of marijuana packaged to sell in small increments. The pot was found in his rental truck after police said they found packaged pot in his pants. Mastraccio is charged with, among other things, possession with intent to sell, tampering with evidence (for swallowing the joint) and resisting arrest. 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 Monroe County6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 Marathon Government Center EOC Room 2798 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 50) Marathon, FL 33050 RSVP by November 26: fdotmonroe.com/work-program Your opinion is important to us.FDOT project managers will be on hand to hear your thoughts and answer your questions. Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail project information will also be available.Virtual Public HearingCant attend? The public hearing will also be available online at the same date and time listed above. Log-on at: fdotmonroe.com/work-programCome learn about the Florida Department of Transportations District Six Tentative Five-Year Transportation PlanThesepublichearingsarebeingheldinaccordance withSection339.135,FloridaStatutesandto offerthepublicanopportunitytocommenton allprojectsforthehighwaysystemsandpublic transportationwithinFloridaDepartmentof TransportationDistrictSixsTentativeFive-Year TransportationPlan.DistrictSixcomprisesMiamiDadeandMonroeCounties.TheTentativeFive-Year TransportationPlancoverstheperiodfromJuly1, 2013toJune30,2018.Sendwrittencomments (bymailoremail)toMaribelLena,DistrictPublic InformationOfcer,1000N.W.111Avenue, Room6134,Miami,Florida33172,telephone 305-470-5349oremail(Maribel.Lena@dot.state. .us)byDecember10,2012.Thecommentswill alsobeincorporatedintothepublicdocument. Allinterestedpersonsareinvitedtoattendand beheard.Thepr oposedimprovementshavebeen developedinaccordancewiththeCivilRightsActof 1964andtheCivilRightsActof1968. Publicparticipationissolicitedwithoutregard torace,color,nationalorigin,age,sex,religion, disabilityorfamilystatus.Personswhorequire specialaccommodationsundertheAmericans withDisabilitiesActorpersionswhorequire translationservices(freeofcharge)should contactNicholasDanu,P.E.,bytelephoneat305470-5298orinwritingat1000N.W.111Avenue, Room 6111-A,Miami,Florida33172atleasts even dayspriortothemeeting.TheTentativeFive-Year TransportationPlancanbeviewedat:http:// www.dot.state..us/programdevelopmentofce.ATTENTION!TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC HEARINGS Published Keynoter 11/21/12 Retail Display AdsFor Friday, Nov. 23 Reporter Deadline Thurs., Nov. 15 before 5 pm For Nov. 23 & 24 LAttitudes Deadline Friday, Nov. 16 before 5 pm For Sat. Nov. 24 Keynoter Deadline Tues., Nov. 20 before 5 pmClassified Display AdsFor Friday, Nov. 23 Reporter Deadline Mon., Nov. 19 before 5 pm For Sat. Nov. 24 Keynoter Deadline Tues., Nov. 20 before 5 pmClassified Line AdsFor Friday, Nov. 23 Reporter Deadline Tues., Nov. 20 before 10 am For Sat. Nov. 24 Keynoter Deadline Wed., Nov. 21 before 10 am The Keynoter & Reporter offices will be closed Nov. 22 for ThanksgivingHave A Happy & Safe Holiday THANKSGIVINGD EADLINES abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ GALLAGHER Daniel P. Gallagher, age 63, of Key Largo, FL, passed away on November 13, 2012. He was born in Green Bay, WI on June 4, 1949 to the late Sylvester "Bud" Gallagher and Freda DePeaux. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John C. Gallagher. He is survived by his children: Anna Hansen, Matthew Gallagher, Anna Gallagher and her partner, Sindy Oakley; grandchildren Elise Exe, Ben Exe and Collin Gallagher; and siblings Patricia Neerdaels, Thomas Gallagher, Kathleen Urban and Michael Gallagher. Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as an air traffic controller and later worked at OHare and Saginaw airports. He owned Gallaghers Wolf River Plaza in Keshena, WI and then Mr. Gs Boutique in Green Bay, WI. He moved to the Florida Keys in 2004, worked at Gilberts Resort and in the seafood department at Publix in Key Largo, FL. Dan had a great sense of humor, was a member of the VFW, enjoyed spending time with his friends and he designed web sites as a hobby. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW in Key Largo and additional services will be held in Green Ba y WI at later date. KEYSNET.COM Canal cleanup is next big projectAn expanding network of costly sewer systems throughout the Florida Keys stands as a major step toward protecting nearshore water quality. But planning for a countywide cleanup of problem canals the second major project to improve water quality could prove just as complicated and potentially expensive, Monroe County commissioners heard Tuesday in Key Largo. "We ultimately are going to be responsible for dealing with this," said George Neugent, newly elected mayor by his colleagues. "It's going to be expensive." "Based on the discussions I've been hearing, we could get another unfunded or underfunded mandate to address this," he said. Studies over the last 13 years have shown that canals carry stormwater runoff with unwanted nutrients and contaminants into protected nearshore waters. Other canals were dredged too deeply, often to provide fill for construction. That left the bottom of the canals starved for light and oxygen, allowing growth of "organic flotsam." Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $100,000 contract with an engineering firm for the second phase of a project to chart problematic canals, identify the worst and lay out steps for what County Administrator Roman Gastesi termed "a comprehensive canal cleanup." "It's obviously a very expensive endeavor," Gas-tesi said. The total $200,000 for the first two phases of engineering will be covered by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Environ-mental Protection Agency. At some point, property owners along canals can expect to receive a bill to help fix problems in their area, Neugent said. "Each individual who lives on these canals essentially bought a problem," he said. "The violation runs along with the property." Commissioner Danny Kolhage said he "would like to see the people who caused this problem participate in the solution." "Most of them are dead now," Neugent said. "It all goes back to construction of subdivisions.... It's not a pretty picture." No timeline for any start of actual cleanup projects was offered.No Name BridgeNeeded repairs to the county-owned No Name Key Bridge might wind up costing $6 million to $8 million in repairs, said county Public Works Director Kevin Wilson. The state Department of Transportation has indicated it would contribute about half the cost, Wilson said.Homeowners might foot part of billCOUNTY COMMISSION Moreinfo:305-853-7294 www.keyscommunityconcertband.org 2012-2013PERFORMING SEASON American LegacySaturday 4p.m.Nov.24 AFamily-FriendlyConcert Bring a blanket orlawn chairNewBand MembersWelcomeFoundersPark Bayside MM 87 IslamoradaFreeAdmission Co-sponsoredbythe Parks and Recreation Department,Village of Islamorada,with supportfromIslamoradaCommunityEntertainment By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWMonroe County Judge Reagan Ptomey swears in Heather Carruthers,Danny Kolhage and Sylvia Murphy on Tuesday. Carruthers and Murphy were re-elected to four-year terms this year with no opposition,while Kolhage,who had been county clerk for three decades,took his seat on the dais for the first time. Key office. Vogel will establish her main office in Key West. Manny Madruga, chief assistant prosecutor for outgoing State Attorney Dennis Ward, accepted an offer to remain in the same position after Vogel takes office Jan. 8. "Everyone's very happy about that," Vogel said. Vogel said she has spoken with most of the 15 assistant state attorneys now on staff, and none so far has indicated they plan to leave. "We're still looking for some ITpeople," Vogel said. "Those are the only open positions I know about." Nancy Criswell, the outgoing executive director of the State Attorney's Office, is retiring after a 35-year career, Vogel said. Final salaries for her new hires is still being determined but Kohl will make less than the $101,000 that Criswell was making her after long career, Vogel said. Hunnewell was earning about $79,000 annually so Efstratiou will earn a similar salary, she said. Vogel defeated Ward in a bitter Democratic primary in August, then topped Kohl, a Republican, in the Nov. 6 general election. She said post-election relations with Ward have been smoother. "Dennis Ward has been very generous in allowing me into the offices to speak with the staff, and in bringing Demetrios Efstratiou on board a few weeks early so he can get up to speed," she said.Ward generous'From Vogel,1A
Wednesday,November 21,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Mystery security stafferto be hiredAnew position created at Key West International Airport will "coordinate security" but Monroe County commissioners know little else about what the new hire will do. "The reason for this is covered by SSI sensitive security information," Director of Airports Peter Horton told commissioners at their Tuesday meeting in Key Largo. "There's not a lot I can go into," Horton said. "I wish I could be more specific publicly but I cannot." The federal Transportation Security Administration, which handles security at airports in the wake of the Sept. 2011, terror attacks, "recommended strongly we do this," Horton said. The new airport security coordinator slated to earn between $59,000 and $74,000 will be a civilian who handles the control and accounting of security badges to access areas of the airport, and provide separate oversight of security operations contracted to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The TSA's Fort Lauderdale regional office "believes there should be some civilian intervention into the security program," Horton said. Money to pay for the job will be taken from airport revenues largely paid by airlines. Property-tax money is not involved. Horton will supervise the new staffer. In other action Tuesday, commissioners: Voted to allow allowing the National MS Society to create a two-day campground at the Key Largo Community Park for April's Breakaway to Key Largo, a fundraising bicycle ride from Miami to Key Largo. Many of the expected 2,000 riders will stay at local resorts but the park will serve as a sleeping spot for budget-minded participants. The site will be in the park's southeast corner, with temporary showers and rest rooms provide by the sponsors. Heard County Attorney Bob Shillinger report that the county's iPad/iPhone scandal "is coming to a conclusion." Shillinger said he'll work with State Attorney-elect Catherine Vogel and County Clerk of Courts Amy Heavilin to create an updated ethics program for all county employees. Former county staffer Lisa Druckemiller is accused of stealing 52 iPads and iPhones from the county, then either selling them or giving them away to friends, relatives and co-workers. She's charged with theft and scheme to defraud. Postponed a final decision on tightening restrictions at a small county park on the bayside of Bay Drive in Key Largo. The rules originally were adopted to end the facility's use as an unapproved weekend party spot. Still more rules could cut off the only waterfront access available to some in the neighborhood, a resident said.New hire will work airport in Key WestCOUNTY COMMISSION Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCounty Commissioner George Neugent was named by his colleagues Tuesday as the mayor for the next 12 months. The placard in front of him has his name misspelled but it was soon replaced with a properly spelled one. pered purse from a bedside table and removed cash from a wallet. The thief also picked up a pair of shorts with a wallet in the pocket and took cash from the wallet, an iPad, a GPS unit, a watch, a digital camera and other goods. Investigation by Detective Bobby Burkett led to Crawford. The suspect, when confronted, allowed detectives to search his room, where some of the stolen items were recovered, Herrin said. Marijuana was also found along with a digital scale. The Sheriff's Office says the crimes for which Crawford is accused are easy to avoid: Make sure doors and windows are locked overnight and when no one is at home. "Although it is tempting to leave doors and windows open now that the weather is cooler, it is simply not safe to do so," Herrin said. Also, don't leave anything of value in your car in plain sight.Goods found From Burglaries,1ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org November23242930 Directed by Alicia Merel Assistant Director: Jennifer Mixon-Eick Produced by Claudia McEwen Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.Nanas got a secret. Will she be evicted or arrested? Find out in this hilarious farce that will keep you in stiches! FEATURING Barb Gilreath as Nana Christine Harrison as Vera Walters INTRODUCING Sharon Caba as Bridget Charles November 23, 24 29, 30 December 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 (mat), 13, 14, 15. Evening Curtain 8 p.m. Matinee Curtain 3 p.m. Tickets are $18. Ask About Group Discounts!For tickets and info call 305-743-09945101 Overseas Highway, Oceanside, Marathon you p r e s e n t s www.keysnet.com KEYSNET.COM
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COMING DECEMBER 1ST NEW! UNLIMITED ClubMembership All classes included! YogaZumbaBoot Camps Couples TrainingPersonal Training 305-432-6900 MM 86 IslamoradaFitness.com HappyThanksgiving Anotherman claims attack is hate crimeKey West police are investigating a second beating seemingly motivated by the victim's sexual orientation just seven days after a gay couple reported being the target of hate-motivated violence. Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the cases are being investigated as batteries and that prosecution as hate crimes if anyone's arrested would be left up to prosecutors. In the latest case, Aaron Lee Wright, 38, told police he was waiting for a food order outside Sandy's Cafe on White Street around 3 a.m. Saturday when a man and woman pulled up and the man, after ordering food, turned to Wright and asked, "What are you looking at me for, faggot?" Wright "did not engage in an argument," instead walking to the Virginia Street side of the building to wait for his food. That's when, he told police, the man ran up to him and asked more than once, "Why you staring at me, faggot?'" While continuing to yell epithets, the aggressor reportedly punched him in the left temple while the woman told him to stop and punched him some more and kicked him while he was on the ground. They then took off in a black car, possibly a Honda or Acura. Wright didn't report the attack until about 12:45 p.m., telling officer Tiffany Beeman he "just wanted to get home." She noted in her report Wright had "visible injuries to his face, right shoulder, both hands and his right knee. Wright's right side of his face and eye was extremely swollen and bruised. Wright also had several scrapes and lacerations...," among other injuries. He told Beeman he thinks his shoulder is dislocated. Beeman took the clothes Wright was wearing at the time of the attack as part of her investigation. She wrote his pants were ripped and there was blood on his shirt. Wright described his attacker as white or Hispanic, age 20 to 30, and 120 to 130 pounds with black hair. Beeman hopes a video surveillance camera at Sandy's caught his image. On Nov. 10, John Stutter, 33, and Nicholas Leddy, 31, a gay couple from Brooklyn, attended a wedding for two friends at the Hemingway House on Whitehead Street. 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. Stutter told him the man then punched him in the neck, and then was put in a headlock and punched "several times" more 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 attacker as a clean-shaven white man with short, dark hair, about 5-foot-9 and in his early 20s. "The detectives investigate what happened," Crean said. In the case of Stutter and Leddy, "They are looking for someone who battered two people. Whether a hate crime is charged is up to the state." Mayor Craig Cates last week spoke out against that attack, labeled in a police report as a hate crime. Crean said his statement may have added "confusion" over who makes the hate-crime call, police or prosecutors. In 2010, there were 149 hate crimes reported statewide, according to the Florida Attorney General's Office. 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Wednesday,November 21,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 Toppino seeks postponementScheduled for a Dec. 10 trial on assault charges, Paul Toppino and co-defendant Michael Dennis of Key West have asked Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones for a continuance. Jones is scheduled to make that call in a hearing set for 9 a.m. today at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West. Toppino says hell be recovering from rotator-cuff surgery. Dennis says hell be on a prepaid humanitarian trip to Cuba under the auspices of the Florida Keys Tropical Research Ecological Exchange Institute, according to court filings. Key West police reports say that on July 19, 2011, Toppino, 69, along with Dennis, 67, and Graciela Lozano, 48, went to an apartment at 1719 Thompson St., which, Lozano manages, to evict tenant Angel Roman. Toppino had in his pocket a .38-caliber Ruger handgun with six bullets one in the chamber and a backup magazine in his pocket; Dennis wielded a baseball bat. When Roman answered the door, the group allegedly rushed in and starting beating him. Lozano is charged with burglary with assault. Dennis is charged with burglary with assault while armed with a dangerous weapon. Toppino is charged with burglary with assault while carrying a firearm. All three have pleaded not guilty. In an e-mail to Toppinos and Dennisattorneys, prosecuting Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson pondered if Lozano would follow suit and also require a lastminute continuance. Like her unfortunate codefendants, I eagerly await news of Ms. Lozanos emergency that will absolutely, positively preclude her from attendance at trial, Wilson wrote. Acalamitous pedicure gone horribly awry that can only be rectified that week, perhaps. Aterrible turn of events to be sure. Enjoy your weekend. Toppino, 67, is part of a prominent Key West family that owns Charley Toppino and Sons contractors. Many who watch the local judicial system predicted accurately in some cases that a flood of continuances would follow State Attorneyelect Catherine Vogels Democratic primary election win over State Attorney Dennis Ward.IN THE COURTSDoyle getting a $15,000 boostThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board on Monday unanimously approved a $15,000 annual raise and "one-time" $10,000 bonus for Director Michael Doyle. Doyle's salary will jump from $115,000 to $130,000. He was hired in July 2011 to replace longtime Director Ed Fussell, who retired after 13 years. The raise was not unexpected, as the commission told Doyle when he was hired that he would likely receive a raise assuming a positive annual job review. "We told him after a year we were going to raise his salary. The time has come to do that," Commissioner Bill Shaw said. The city of Marathon did much the same thing with City Manager Roger Hern-stadt, increasing his salary from $110,000 to $130,000 following a positive six-month review. Mosquito Control Board commissioners were complimentary of Doyle's performance as director, pointing out his balancing of the current fiscal year's budget and reducing the number of employees, mostly through attrition and retirement, from 88 to 69. "I'm humbled and I'd like to say this has not been a single man's doing. Everyone has jumped in feet first," he said. Chairman Jack Bridges proposed the raise be retroactive to Aug. 1, which is when Doyle was supposed to receive his initial review. Doyle told the commission he would hold off accepting the raise until other employees receive theirs. The district budgeted for merit raises this year, but Doyle chooses who receives them.District head gets positive job reviewsMOSQUITO CONTROLBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Plant VendorsBamboo, Bananas, Bromeliads, Crotons, Orchids, Flowering Trees, Fruit Trees, Native PlantsLocal ArtistsPoery, Sea Glass Artists, Jewelry, Local Honey, Old Growth Cypress WoodGarage Sale, Good Food Free Admission & ParkingSATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 11a.m. 4 p.m.Key West Garden Club Fall Plant & Art ShowWest Martello Tower at Higgs BeachMemberships available at the clubSUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 10a.m. 3 p.m. More information call 305-294-3210, keywestgardenclub.com
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,November 21,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALSign petition for environmentLETTERS TO THE EDITORSupport animal shelterI am a recent transplant to the Keys and have found the folks here to be some of the nicest I have ever met. Good neighbors, store clerks and government folks all seem to do a little more than they have to. My only family here are my two rescue dogs, Ruby and Spencer. In this season to be extra thankful, I would like to point out one person that seriously deserves our thanks. Katy Bentley is executive director for Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys (SHARK). It's a no-kill and nonprofit shelter for the Keys. They make certain the animals have good health care during their stay at SHARK. The good vets at Keys Animal Hospital and Marathon Veterinary Hospital are great. Katie has no designated day off. She tirelessly gives her own time to give these homeless dogs and cats a good life, and ultimately a loving home. She always has a fundraiser of one kind or another going. I recently attended the affair at the Bait Shack. This must have taken weeks if not months to organize. She is always busy beyond any normal effort. When I asked what we, as members of the community, could do for her to show our appreciation, she in true Katie form asked us to help get donations. Donations are the life blood for SHARK. Without them, SHARK would cease to exist. Here is a list of constant needs: Funds for medical bills. Blanket to keep the critters warm. Volunteers to socialize with them. Wet food. Litter. Cat and dog toys (cat nip is nice, too). Hot dogs as reward for being so good. Radios and CD players to help them relax. And mostly, a real home forever. SHARK has real needs, constantly, but I don't want to forget all of the really nice folks that work so tirelessly for our furry friends. Thanks to Katie and crew. Herb Spencer MarathonOnce again,a jokeJust as we'd gotten over the infamy of taint and corruption in the 2000 presidential election, Floridians have again become the laughingstock of the country. We maneuvered and manipulated our influence to appear pivotal in the 2012 election outcome, but we ended up being irrelevant and looking like clowns and buffoons. Those of us who took the time to participate in this most important process were shown, irrefutably, that Florida's more than 8 million votes didn't even count in the presidential election of the century. All of us bear the stain of the incapacity, indifference and ignorance that account for our state's colossal shortcoming in the election process. The people who share the shame, but not the blame, are entitled to an explanation from those responsible for the Florida fiasco of 2012. George F. Knox MiamiDoctors:Above,beyondWe would like to celebrate the treasures that Marathon has in our Fire Rescue service and Fishermen's Community Hospital. Twice in the last three months, my husband lived because of their skills. Just last week they gave us seven precious extra days. The professionalism of the staff is a given, but the compassion and kindness shown made us realize everyone really cared about both the patient and family. How fortunate we are to live here in Marathon and these wonderful people are our neighbors. Special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Ron Samess, Dr. Harlan Pettit and Dr. Thomas Bouwkamp. Becky Rhodes MarathonUnlike ideological initiatives, Water and Land Legacy Campaign aims to protect natural resourcesFloridians were merciless in rejecting all but three of the 11 mostly ideologically driven state constitutional amendments the Florida Legislature placed on this year's general election ballot. Even as they were doing so, volunteers were out at polling places collecting signatures on a petition drive to get yet another proposed constitutional amendment on the 2014 election ballot. The Florida's Water and Land Legacy Campaign is aimed at requiring the state to spend more money investing in environmentally sensitive lands and important water recharge areas. Assuming sufficient signatures are collected to get it on the ballot, will voters be any more inclined to accept this one than most of the last bunch? Actually, chances are pretty good, especially when you take a look at what happened around much of the rest of the nation during the recent election. Voters in 21 states had the opportunity to approve no fewer than 57 state and local land conservation initiatives. Of those initiatives, 46, or 81 percent, were approved. All together, the initiatives pledged more than $2 billion for support of public lands, parks and other natural areas. "From Maine to Texas to San Francisco, we saw voters across the political spectrum say yes to taxes and spending for conservation which helps their communities," said Will Rogers, president of the Trust for Public Land. "For example, in Maine, voters passed new spending for statewide conservation at the same time they elected an independent to represent them in the United States Senate. "Alabama voters gave their state to Mitt Romney at the same time they overwhelmingly renewed a statewide land conservation program, while Rhode Island voted for President Barack Obama at the same time a statewide bond for open space was approved." It seems that voters this year were in a green frame of mind. As environmental concerns continue to gain traction, there is every reason to believe that in two years, Florida voters will be ready to follow the example set in Alabama, Maine, Rhode Island and elsewhere. But first it is necessary to get the measure on the ballot. For more information go to http://floridawater landlegacy.org/. Gainesville SunDistrict expanding its online archivesThe Monroe County School District has plans to catch up with its peers at the city of Key West and Monroe County by archiving video of public meetings on the Internet. The Key West City Commission and the County Commission both maintain searchable video archives on their respective websites, www.keywestci ty.com and www.mon roecounty-fl.gov The district plans to use existing software to keep available a watchable record of School Board meetings through www.keyss chools.com Joy Nulisch, a district information technology staffer, said the system should be up and running "after the first of the year. We will be able to post the videos online to be accessed by anyone with an Internet connection." She said there would be some indexing features available, which tie a time queue on the video to a School Board agenda item, allowing the viewer to jump to items without having to fast forward or rewind to the appropriate point. "There is no anticipated cost to get this off the ground," Nulisch said, adding that in the future, as the quantity of data grows, there could be cost associated with added storage. Larry Murray, a former district Audit and Finance Committee member and unsuccessful candidate for the District 3 School Board seat won by Ed Davidson on Nov. 6, has pushed Superin-tendent Mark Porter and, before him his predecessor Jesus Jara, to integrate a video feature to make board meetings more accessible so anyone can watch them anytime. Murray has also asked the board to consider adjustments to its meeting schedule, which hinges on Tuesday workshops starting at 3 p.m. and meetings starting at 5. Murray suggests an occasional Saturday meeting and shifting workshops to 5 p.m. and meetings to 7. He said the current workshop meeting times "all but preclude attendance by the general public."Meetings will be searchable through agendasMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSCity lacking Boot Key moneyWhat continues to be a struggling economy is not cooperating with Marathon's longstanding vision to establish itself as a premier ecotourism destination. For years, the city has planned to purchase Boot Key and package it with other local attractions such as Crane Point Hammock, the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital to market it as an environmentally friendly vacation spot. Lacking the money to do it, the city wants more time to find the cash with a Dec. 31 deadline looming. The city was awarded $1.53 million in 2011 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program. The federal grant was meant to help the city purchase the island from its three private owners. But the grant requires a 100 percent match from the city, which intended to pursue money from Florida Forever, a state land conservation program. Money for that program has dried up in recent years. "We were trying to obtain money from the Florida Forever program and were not successful in doing that. The Florida Forever money continues to be extremely tight," City Manager Roger Hernstadt said. The city was awarded the grant by NOAAbut applied for it through the state Department of Environmental Protection. The City Council agreed Nov. 13 to have DEPrequest an 18-month extension of the Dec. 31 deadline so it could pursue the matching money another way. "DEPcan ask the federal government to give us an extension. That will allow us to look at local options to cobble some money together for the match," Hernstadt said. "For the cost of a stamp, I think it's appropriate to seek an extension so we have more time to work on this project." If no extension is given, that $1.53 million is no longer coming Marathon's way. New York resident Barry Yampol owns 99 percent of the island 1,017 of 1,100 acres. Keys Radio Group owner Joe Nascone and Marathon Wireless Communications Inc. own small portions. The city ranked sixth out of 42 applicants nationwide for the grant.18-month extension to be soughtMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com www.keysnet.com Hospice nurse helps complete life's work'As I was sitting in the office gathering reports of new and referred patients on Monday morning, an additional request was made of me to write a tribute to National Hospice and Pallia-tive Care Month. While it came as a surprise, I have longed for such a venue to share my experiences of the past two years with Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys. People don't smile when I tell them where I work; they tell me it is a tough job and ask me how hard it is to go to work every day. I wish people could see the magnificence and the courageousness of a person's choice to yield to death. The amount of life among that person with the life-limiting illness is beyond words. That life and that courage is why I am a hospice nurse. I help people complete their life's work. I am proud of what I do. I am proud of who I work with and where I work. I am proud of my agency, its mission and what it represents. I have come to learn that those who work with the dying are born; you do not choose to work in hospice care, it chooses you. All the training and books prepare you for the medical events, but it does not prepare you for the spiritual events you will experience and witness. To try to package up the divine nature of hospice care is an almost impossible feat. You see, hospice patients are not trying to package up anything or make it nice and tidy. Their words are simple, straightforward, honest and the most real. It is their words that I would like to share with you. Some of their words are about hospice care: "Now this is care, this is what care really is. I am so grateful." "Freedom from physical pain allows one to concentrate on the spirit." Most of their words are about dying: "Acceptance of death need not take away hope; preparation of death can promote the cause of life." "When you think you have nothing left to give and you lay down to die, every breath is a nice surprise." "I'm glad that I didn't lose my sense of humor!" "I can't wait to see my son, I dreamt about him last night." "Dying isn't so bad; it's not having lived that sucks!" "It must have been hard for the doctor to tell me I am dying. I felt so bad that he had to do that." My patients give me incredible gifts through their words on a daily basis. Being a part of the most intimate moment in their lives is an incredible honor. That is why I am a hospice nurse. The thought that receiving hospice care is giving up is an upsetting myth. If people knew of the great things that I see hospice care do for my patients, would they still wait until the last hours to request our services? I would hope not for their sake. Hospice care brings quality of life and the ability to make the most of each and every day you have left. The earlier that a patient accepts hospice care, the more time we have to make him or her comfortable and to stabilize their condition, which allows the nurses, social workers, physicians, the rest of the hospice team, the patient and their families address other needs. I believe that Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, gives the best definition and description of my life's work: "You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die." So smile when you meet me, my coworkers at Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys, or another special person that works for a different agency providing hospice care. Smile because I am proud of what I do. I am proud of who I work with and where I work. I am proud of my agency, its mission and what it represents. VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys has been providing skilled home health, hospice and private-duty care from Ocean Reef to Key West since 1984. As a not-for-profit, it is the active support of the community leaders, donations, event sponsorships, and/or services as a volunteer that makes all the difference in the ability of VNA/Hospice to continue providing services to those that need us most. To learn more about how you can help VNA/Hospice fulfill its mission, please call 294-8812, go to www.vnahospicekeys.org or visit 1319 William St. in Key West or 92001 Overseas Highway in Tavernier.Teressa Keys is a registered nurse specializing in hospice care and admissions case management in the Lower Keys for the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys.GUEST COLUMN KEYS
Wednesday,November 21,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com Business RISING UP Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNDr.Doug Mader stands amid what will be the new Marathon Veterinary Hospital at the site of a former Boaters World around mile marker 50 oceanside.The hospital is now at 11187 Overseas Highway oceanside, across U.S.1 from Burger King but its too small to accommodate the practice.Mader hopes for a January opening of the new facility which will include a small suite for monkeys and video conferencing that will allow pet owners who board at the hospital speak to their animals via Skype.Keys lead in jobsFloridas unemployed rate dipped to 8.5 percent in October, its lowest mark in nearly four years, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday. The figure the first since President Obamas reelection was an improvement from Septembers 8.7 percent unemployment in Florida, but remained sixtenths of a percentage point higher than the national average of 7.9 percent. Although its the lowest unemployment rate in Florida since December 2008, there are still 790,000 eligible workers without a job. Four Florida counties reported unemployment below 6 percent, with Monroe County the Florida Keys the lone county reporting unemployment below 5 percent, at 4.7 percent. Walton, Okaloosa and Wakulla counties in the Panhandle were the other three under 6 percent. All have high proportions of government jobs. Hendry County in Southwest Florida reported the highest unemployment at 12.6 percent. Six Florida counties had double-digit unemployment rates in October. Unemployment and job creation were a major part of the debate between Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. Its also the hallmark of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, whose political future could hang in the balance on his 2010 campaign promise to create 700,000 new jobs in Florida in seven years.Unemployment for Monroe is at 4.7 percentBy BRENT KALLESTADAssociated PressTHE WORKFORCE Average credit card debt upAmericans cranked up their use of credit cards in the third quarter, racking up more debt than a year ago, while also being less diligent about making payments on time, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows. The average credit card debt per borrower in the U.S. grew 4.9 percent in the Julyto-September period from a year earlier to $4,996, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Monday. At the same time, the rate of credit card payments at least 90 days overdue hit 0.75 percent, up from 0.71 percent in the third quarter of last year, the firm said. While higher, the late payment rate is rising from historically low levels. The lowest late payment rate on TransUnion records going back to the mid-1990s was 0.56 percent, set in the third quarter of 1994. More recently, it was at 0.60 percent in the second quarter of last year. During the last recession, many Americans reined in spending in favor of paying off debt, particularly credit card balances. The housing downturn also prompted many homeowners to make paying their credit card accounts on time a priority at the expense of other financial obligations, such as their mortgage payments. And there are no indications that trend has changed, even with the slight uptick in the late payment rate, said Ezra Becker, vice president at TransUnions financial services business unit. We definitely see consumers being more conservative in their spending and making every effort to pay down the balances and maintain the health of those card relationships, he said. Americans are also carrying higher card balances, though the third-quarter increase could be due to seasonal factors. Cardholders tend to use their cards during the holidays at the end of the year and then pay down their balances in the spring. Similarly, many consumers will spend more in the summer and early fall on summer vacations and back-toschool shopping, Becker noted. The pickup in credit card use also may reflect improved confidence in the economy on the part of consumers. Consumer confidence increased steadily between July and September, as hiring improved, particularly in August and September. Employers added 171,000 jobs in October.Another likely contributor to the rise in card balances is that banks have been issuing more cards to borrowers, including those with less-than-sterling credit.Data on the number of new credit card accounts opened by consumers lags by a quarter, so the most recent figures that TransUnion reports are from the second quarter of this year. The data show that the number of new cards issued by banks rose 3.1 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, with more than a quarter of the cards going to consumers with a nonprime credit score, according to the VantageScore credit scale.Also rising: Payments that are overdueBy ALEX VEIGAAssociated PressCONSUMERS
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FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 11/21/12 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 HOLIDAY PREP Keys Energy Services'Mark Garcia gets a lift from a bucket truck to help deck the halls with seasonal decorations outside the Lower Keys and Key West utility's service building at 1001 James St.,Key West.Bug board salaries to remainAt least three of the five Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board commissioners say their $21,438 annual salary is not too high -despite it being more than four times that of every other elected mosquito control board in the state. Chairman Jack Bridges on Monday floated the idea of scaling back commissioners' salaries to the state average of $4,800 in response to a "special district review" of mosquito control districts statewide. The report is part of Gov. Rick Scott's plan to review all of the roughly 1,600 special taxing districts statewide, and touches on the possibility -albeit unlikely -that the Keys district could be rolled into Monroe County operations. The report says the district, one of 18 special mosquito control districts in Florida, is the only one to pay its commissioners more than $4,800 per year."Commissioner compensation is set at $4,800 per year, or below, unless a higher amount has been authorized by special act or general act of local application. The Florida Keys [Mosquito Control District] commissioners are the only exception at $21,438," it says. Commissioner Bill Shaw defended the higher salaries Monday when asked whether it's appropriate for the board to set its own wage. "I think we've been very responsible with setting our salaries. I have never in my life had anyone complain to me what I make. I have spent thousands and thousands of hours doing this job. I've always felt I got somewhere in the range of 75 cents per hour," he said. Commissioner Steve Smith echoed that, pointing to "hundreds and hundreds" of hours he's spent learning the business of mosquito control. "We've been very good at checks and balances," he said. The report also outlines numerous reasons for the study, including "to determine if a special district is the most efficient and appropriate method of governance." Commissioners were adamant Monday that the district remain independent with an elected board. Many county governments, such as Miami-Dade, oversee mosquito control."Alot of people believe the district should be consolidated into Monroe County. Personally, I think that would be a bad decision. Many times it costs less for a special district to do something than the county," Bridges said. District Director Michael Doyle told the Keynoter he feels it's "unlikely" that Monroe County would ever assume control over mosquito control. State singles out agency in reportMOSQUITO CONTROLBug board to go live online?It won't be quite as convenient as flipping on the television, but the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is looking into the possibility of live-streaming public meetings on its own or another website. Commissioner Phil Goodman proposed the idea Monday after watching videos of Key West-based Hometown Political Action Committee's numerous candidate forums during this year's election season. "I thought the quality was very good and maybe we can do something similar on a low-cost basis," he said. Goodman told fellow commissioners he spoke to a company providing the service for Hometown PAC, and that it would cost the district roughly $35 per month to stream the meetings. Fellow commissioners agreed to have Director Michael Doyle investigate. "If we wanted to try it one time, we could view it and see if it works. It's a pretty low-cost way to do it," Goodman said. "Asecond choice would be to have it the next day like we do with the audio. I don't know how many people watch it, but it's not our fault if it's out there." The district only recently began archiving audio on its website. Up until last year, its meetings were recorded on cassette tape. In other business Monday the board: Postponed a decision about reimbursing district biologist Catherine Pruszynski $42,000 over four years for the cost of obtaining her doctorate in entomology from the University of Florida. The reason for the delay: Board members continue to have questions about the district's education assistance policy. On Monday, the commission raised questions about paying for employees' educations and then having them go work elsewhere. "I think it's really on [Doyle's] shoulders to approve this only if there is a position for this," Goodman said. "If everyone is a Ph.D., then we have Ph.D.s setting traps. I hope you'll use a lot of scrutiny on that." The commission eventually approved a motion by Bridges to look into some type of guarantee the employee will stay on after the degree is completed. The commission is expected to take the item up again in December.It looks to Hometown PAC for assistanceMOSQUITO CONTROL This Christmas Shop in town! Why Shop Local?Re-circulate local money: More money is kept in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers and distributors.Purchasing local helps grow other businesses. Most new jobs are provided by local businesses:Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.The sales taxes you pay support this community: Fixing roads,maintaining recreational facilities,funding schools and infrastructure. Every dollar that is spent locally: is recirculated locally on average 7 times. Local business owners invest in community: Local businesses owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave,and are more invested in the communitys future. Non-profits receive greater support: Non-profit organizations receive an average 350% greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.This Holiday Season Support Marathon's Local Businesses. Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce305-743-5417www.floridakeysmarathon.com By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMarch 5. One she's considering is one she dismissed earlier this month asking the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott to let Keys voters decide if the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board should change from governor-appointed to elected. In the Nov. 6 election, Monroe County voters overwhelmingly voted 24,366 to 10,771 to ask for the right to vote on the change. The decision has to be made on the state level since the Aqueduct Authority is a creation of the Legislature. In saying earlier she wasn't inclined to file a bill asking for a vote, Raschein noted then-Rep. Ken Sorensen's failed 2005 bill proposing the same measure. Monday, she said she now feels obligated to pursue it. "I don't want to speak for the governor, [but] in my past experience it passed the House and Senate and [thenGov. Jeb Bush] ended up vetoing it. It does take away a bit of [the governor's] authority. The voters of the Keys did speak pretty resoundingly, so I think I'm going to have to take action," she said. Meanwhile, she's busy setting up her new office. "I thought, It's a new era,'" Raschein said. "I wanted a breath of fresh air. There's lots of memories and I had two great bosses." She was an aide to her predecessor Ron Saunders and, before him, Sorensen. Raschein said going from aide to lawmaker is "a bit surreal" and that it will take getting used to. "People keep calling me representative,'" she said. "It's neat to be on this end of things and be in a position to get things done." Raschein said she will maintain an Upper Keys office (Sorenson and Saunders each a Tavernier office). She said she plans to hold an open house when the Upper Keys office is open.Change on FKAAFrom Raschein,1A D
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 21,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Papa on MP3 Perhaps the most comprehensive electronic Ernest Hemingway collection ever arrives in time for the holidays.Story, 2B Seasonal lights Key West's Harbor Walk of Lights lights up the Southernmost City tonight. Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Conchs break recordIn the end, far from home, they sprawled on the grass, exhausted but elated, knowing that on their sport's most pertinent and picturesque stage, they had become the fastest crosscountry team in Key West High School history. The senior-less Conchs boys team achieved its goal at Saturday morning's 2A state meet at chilly Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee by finishing the 3.1-mile course (half grass, half dirt) in an average time of 17 minutes, 46 seconds shattering by 13 seconds the old record of 17:59 set in 2004. The team, though, fell short of its other goal of finishing 14th. The Conchs were 17th in the 24-team field, the same place they finished in 2011. "We ran so fast," said coach Terence White. "But the quality of the other teams was so much better this year." Leading the way for Key West, as they had all season, were sophomore Everett Wagner and junior Brock Guzman. Sprinting the last quarter mile under towering ancient oak trees, Wagner finished 37th in 17:02, lowering his best time by 24 seconds and becoming the second-fastest runner in Conch history. He passed Zach Harden (17:04 in 2008) and trails only Zack Black, who ran 16:49 in 04. Alex Pedraza of Naples Golden Gate won the race in 15:44, and the winning team was Jacksonville Bishop Kenney with an average time of 16:34. Thirty-two runners had times in the 16s, and Wagner was 25 seconds from finishing 15th and getting a medal. Guzman, who lowered his best time by 17 seconds, finished 50th in 17:08 and moved up to fourth on the all-time Key West list. Connor Chaney was 116th in 18:06, his best time by 14 seconds. It was 22 seconds faster than a Conch freshman had ever run. Junior Julian Ramirez was 125th in 18:13 and junior Tyler Hancock was 133rd in 18:23 his personal best by two seconds. Sophomore Matt Diaz (19:08) and freshman J.T. Keane (20:01) also ran for the Conchs. "It was an electric atmosphere; they had bleachers and everyone was cheering," White said. "When you're on that start line in the biggest race, everyone knows you're a good runner." White won't soon forget the scene at the end of Saturday's race: "They were so tired and so happy. Acouple of them could barely stand." The Conchs'success was a testament to a relentless training program that began immediately after last season. There were the daily runs, the spring races with the track team (Guzman is a second shy of the school mile record), then the summer runs and the countless body-sculpting push-ups and sit-ups. "It's pretty amazing," White said. "And they're all coming back next season. They will get better."Runners slice 13 seconds off the 2004 markBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST CROSS COUNTRYHopes high forCane hoopsAlineup with size and experience raises expectations for Coral Shores High School's boys basketball Hurricanes this winter. Asolid front court features three returning starters, including 6-foot-8 senior center Will Ismer, a dominating scorer in the paint. At forward are 6-3 senior Terrell Taylor and 6-2 junior Alberto Anderson. "We've got a roster that lets us go with a tall lineup or go heavy on the wings," said first-year head coach Bruce Teachey. "If we want to press on defense, we've got some good guards."Senior Addison DumaKenny (6-0), the Hurricane football quarterback, takes over at point guard in his return to the basketball program.And depending on the lineup, Teachey can call on program veterans Kalen Carter, Darren Govan and Demond Scott. Newcomers expected to earn playing time include 67 senior transfer Erick Mokker and freshman guard Richard Jacobson, along with Matt Cavanah and Emmanuel Morales. Teachey coached the Hurricane junior varsity last season, and now coaches the varsity in addition to the JV. Alvin Taylor, widely regarded as Coral Shores'best-ever basketball player, volunteers as an assistant coach.The Hurricanes posted a 7-16 record under head coach Jay Sanderson last year."We've got experience, size and exceptional speed on the wings," Teachey said. "I believe this year we will be competitive, very competitive." "We may surprise a lot of people if everybody plays up to their potential." The Canes opened the season Monday in an 81-40 loss to visiting Gulliver Prep, always a contender in District 16-4A. Highlights were pending at press time. Coral Shores also must square off in 16-4Aplay against defending district champion Key West and runner-up St. Brendan in a tough circuit. "Starting against Gulliver Prep is a hard way to get going but we'll see what we've got right off the bat," Teachey said. Coral Shores returns from Thanksgiving break with a 7 p.m. Tuesday home game against Miami Country Day (JVat 5:30 p.m.).ALady Hurricane home game scheduled Monday against Gulliver Prep was postponed.Team opens season with a defeatCORAL SHORES BASKETBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores senior center Will Ismer drives to the bucket in Monday's season-opening game against district rival Gulliver Prep.The visiting Raiders won,81-40. Jensen Beach upends ConchsThe Key West High School girls soccer team opened a two-game trip with a 3-2 loss Monday night to Jensen Beach.All five of the game's goals came in the first half, four of them in the first 16 minutes. Raquel Schoneck and Libby Isherwood scored for the Conchs, who dropped to 2-4.It took less than two minutes for Jensen Beach to take a 1-0 lead, but the Conchs quickly responded when Schoneck, who had missed two games because of a concussion, scored off a corner kick by Adriana Garcia."I was very impressed that we answered so quickly," said coach Scott Paul. "I guess that's the benefit of giving up goals early in games you have to play on."The Conchs then took a 21 lead when Isherwood scored after a shot caromed off the Jensen Beach goalie. Three minutes later, Jensen Beach tied the game at 2-2 on a corner kick that went through keeper Angela Martin's hands.With a minute left in the half, Jensen Beach scored on a breakaway to go ahead 3-2. A scoreless second half followed."We had to handle a great deal of speed and our younger players are getting valuable exposure to teams that really know how to move the ball," Paul said. Martin was taken to a hospital after the game after being struck in the head while making a save.The Conchs played late Tuesday at Boca Raton in a game completed too late for today's paper. They will play Mater Academy at 4 next Wednesday at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.Boys travelThe Key West High boys soccer team will play at 8 p.m. Friday at Port Charlotte. The Conchs, coming off a 3-0 loss to Hollywood ChaminadeMadonna, are 0-3-1.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOCCERSails are biting at the reef's edgeSailfishing continues to be very good throughout the Keys, with many boats returning to the dock with many flags flying. Some catches have been in the teens. Live ballyhoo is the bait of choice, as they have shown up on the reef edge again. Alot of the sails are being caught as they shower schools of their favorite bait fish.If you don't see them spraying bait in the shallow reef areas, set yourself up off the reef edge anywhere from 100 to 150 feet, put out a spread of ballyhoo and wait for them to come to you. Pilchards will also work right now, but ballyhoo is the best bait by far, as this is what the sailfish are targeting. Goggle eyes and small blue runners fished from kites will also get their attention. The kingfish are making their presence known along with blackfin tuna in the 15pound range and a fair number of dolphin.Fishing for mutton snapper on the wrecks is very good, with live ballyhoo, pilchards or pinfish good choices.The yellowtail bite remains consistent in the 30to 60-foot depths on the reef, with a smattering of black and red grouper in the same areas.Up on the patches, nice mangrove snapper over three pounds are a common occurrence. And plenty of cero mackerel, some kings and a few red grouper are attaching live baits. So while you're fishing for snapper with smaller baits, it pays to have a slightly larger bait on the bottom with heavier equipment to tangle with these delicious grouper. Hawk Channel is beginning to come into its own with Spanish, cero and king mackerel plus snapper and grouper of all kinds showing on the coral heads. This fishery will get better and better with each passing cold front and makes a fine option for a windy day. The Spanish mackerel are thick in eight to ten feet of water in the bay in the Middle Keys, and there are tons of mangrove snapper to go around, as well. Cobia and gag grouper are showing on the wrecks farther offshore in the Gulf.The week's bestArt, Ann and their daughter Jessica from Washington, D.C., got away for the weekend and fished with Capt. Greg Poland. They loaded up on pilchards and had some great action around the bridges of Islamorada. For much more of this report, go to www.KeysNet .com.Snapper,macks also making for successful tripsFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson Captain'sColumn
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,November 21,2012 Living 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 Full service cardiology performing Nuclear Stress Testing, Echocardiography, 24 Hour Recording and Peripheral Ultrasound.Heart of the Keys CardiologyCall our new number (305) 453-6316for additional info and to schedule appointments Our new Fax number 1-305-946-0294 Luis E. Augsten M.D.,F.A.C.C.Come see us in our NEW locationTown Square Mall11400 Overseas Hwy. Suite 106 Marathon Shores, FL 33052Dr. Augsten has admitting and consulting privileges at Fishermens Hospital. In addition, he also has privileges at Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital and Mariners Hospital. HarborWalk of Lights shines tonightLong before Flagler's railroad and the Overseas Highway, Key West's link to the outside world was Key West Harbor. Now, the historic district dresses up for the holidays to show off its nautical roots. Evening events, music, a parade and other activities attract locals and visitors to the gussied-up boardwalks and promenades. Key West's historic inns compete for bragging rights and the best holiday-themed decorations. The annual Schooner Wharf Lighted Boat Parade and a kidthemed Christmas parade are also on tap. Tonight, the Key West Harbor Walk of Lights will flip the switch at 6 p.m. as participating merchants from Greene to Grinnell streets amp up the holiday cheer with displays, libations and seasonal celebrations. There's more to see and do at the Bight over the next few weeks: On Dec. 7, the Key West Innkeepers Association has its Holiday Historic Inn Tour from 6 to 9 p.m. There's food and refreshments at each stop on the tour. Tickets are $30) and the tour includes Villas Key West, 422 Fleming St.; Wicker Guesthouse, 913 Duval St.; Rose Lane Villas, 522-524 Rose Lane; Ocean Breeze Inn, 625 South St.; Avalon Bed & Breakfast, 1317 Duval St.; the Mermaid and the Alligator, 729 Truman Ave.; Simonton Court, 320 Simonton St.; and the Westwinds, 914 Eaton St. To purchase tickets, go to www.keywestinns.com. The Key West Hometown Holiday Parade starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 on Truman Avenue at White Street. From Truman it proceeds down Duval Street, ending at Sloppy Joes Bar at Duval and Green streets (two blocks down Green Street from the Harbor Walk of Lights).Display kicks off the season at waterfrontKEY WESTPapa collection is unveiledSimon & Schuster Audio on Tuesday released "The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library," a comprehensive collection that brings together all of Hemingway's novels, nonfiction and short stories. Narrated by an all-star group of actors, the collection offers 133 hours of audio on 15 MP3 CDs and includes an intimate conversation with Hemingway's last surviving son, Patrick. Cost starts around $270. The collection includes Donald Sutherland reading "The Old Man and the Sea," William Hurt reading "The Sun Also Rises," John Slattery reading "AFarewell to Arms" and "The Short Stories" read by Stacy Keach. Other actors featured in the collection are Brian Dennehy, Boyd Gaines, Bruce Greenwood, John Bedford Lloyd, Josh Lucas, Will Patton, Campbell Scott, and Patrick Wilson. The son, Patrick Hemingway, talks frankly about his childhood growing up in Key West and reflects on the life and legacy of his father, who lived in Key West in the 1930s. Patrick's candid look back is a unique view into the life of one of America's greatest writers. Hemingway, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for "The Old Man and the Sea," committed suicide in Idaho in 1961.Actors read 133 hours of HemingwayPRNewswireLITERATURE If you're a Hemingway fan,this collection has it all.
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Call Laura at 743-5551 K E Y S D E R M A T O L O G YA d v a n c e d D e r m a t o l o g y & C o s m e t i c S u r g e r y ( A D C S C l i n i c s ) A c q u i r e s T h e K e y s D e r m a t o l o g y P r a c t i c e o f D r K a r e n W e i s m a n t l e W h o h a s R e t i r e d ADCS Clinics (ADCS),the nations largest dermatology practice,is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition oftwo clinics in the Florida Keys from the practice ofDr.Karen Weismantle who retired November 6th.The clinics are located in Islamorada and Marathon,Florida. I am grateful for the opportunity and support the Keys patients and physicians have granted me over the last 8 years, said Dr.Weismantle. Karen says, I am pleased to introduce Advanced Dermatology, Dr. Martin Schiff and PA Deborah Mendoza to the patients ofKeys Dermatology. Medical records may be obtained or transferred by request at the Islamorada office 82245 Overseas Highway or call 664-0700. Dr.Matt Leavitt,Founder and CEO ofADCS,said This acquisition gives us a great opportunity to expand our footprint into the very southern part of Florida.We are now able to provide state ofthe art dermatologic care,including MOHSand cosmetic surgery,for patients in that region. Dermatology appointments can be made at either office by calling the following numbers: 8065 Overseas Hwy Marathon,FL 33050 305-289-0044 82245 Overseas Hwy Islamorada,FL 33036 305-664-0700 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 3FLNauticalFleaMarket.comM 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 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 Red Cross offers travel tipsWith so many people traveling for Thanksgiving and the rest of the year for the holidays, the American Red Cross of Miami and the Keys is offering travel tips. Some are basic, but others you might not have thought of: Make sure the vehicle is in good working order. Start out with a full tank of gas, check the tire air pressure and make sure the windshield fluid is full. Buckle up, slow down, dont drive impaired. Designate a driver who wont drink. Be well rested and alert. Use caution in work zones. Give ones full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones. Observe speed limits. Driving too fast or too slow can increase the chance of being in a collision. Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. If the driver is tired, stop and get some rest. Be respectful of other motorists and follow the rules of the road. Dont follow another vehicle too closely. Clean the vehicles headlights, taillights, signal lights and windows. Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches or if using windshield wipers due to inclement weather. If car trouble develops, pull off the road as far as possible. If possible, keep an emergency preparedness kit in the vehicle. Useful items include water, snacks, a flashlight, first aid kit, extra cash and blankets. For people traveling by air, bus or train, the Red Cross says seasonal flu can occur as early as October. If people have come in contact with someone who is sick, perhaps the trip should be postponed as they may be contagious for a week before symptoms appear. Other safety tips to avoid the flu while traveling include the following: Remember that everything someone touches has to be touched by someone else luggage handlers, etc. Handle ones own belongings as much as possible. W ash hands often with soap and water. Carry hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes and use them to wash hands or wipe down surfaces such as armrests. Bring ones own pillows and blankets; they can act as a shield against the seat itself. If someone has to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or sleeve. Avoid touching the face or eyes.Roads,airports will fill up for ThanksgivingON THE ROADArt festival is SaturdaySanta might wear shorts in the Lower Keys and palm trees might outnumber Christmas trees, but the holiday spirit flourishes amid the areas balmy breezes and warm temperatures. Visitors and Keys residents are invited to welcome the season and celebrate the creative arts at the Big Pine & Lower Keys Island Art Festival, themed Art & Music in a Natural Key. The event is to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31 oceanside on Big Pine. Scheduled highlights include exhibits and booths featuring handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery and more. Items are to be raffled throughout the day, providing additional opportunities to obtain examples of Keys art. The festival also is to feature live music by local bands and entertainers. Other attractions include a kidscorner and food and beverages. Admission and parking are free. Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed.Event includes musical acts, food and moreBIG PINE KEYBIG DONATION The Lower Keys Womens Clubrecent Racy but Tasty fundraiser raised $10,000 for Hospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Association,which provides skilled home health,private-duty care and hospice services to residents and visitors of Monroe County.At the check presentation are (from left) Hospice Chief Executive Officer Jody Gross;Natalie Maddox,fundraising coordinator for Hospice/VNA;and Lower Keys Womens Club members Carol Callowhill,Loretta Baker and Abby Oglesbee.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,November 21,2012 Crossword solutionSolution to the Nov.17 puzzle. ACROSS 1Actor George C. 6Staff 10Porgy 14Eastern country 19Buckwheat 20Pilaster 21Spray 22Consolidate 23Elated 26Aromatic herbs 27Intend 28God of the underworld 29Jimmy 30Predominant 31Yemens former capital 33Temptress 34Wantedposter word 35Elated 39Food fish 40Indoctrinate 41Clamp 42Childs game 43Access 47Contended 48Assist 50Climax 52___ pigs eye! 53Sprite 54Road to Roma 55Derides 57Fan 59Without interruption 60Leftovers 61Pilchard 62Visual aid 65Unrestrained joy 68Kids 69English explorer 71Network 72Liliaceous plants 74___ bragh 75Hullabaloo 76Wow the audience 77Greet wordlessly 80Pass the hat 81Annoy 83Surface protection 84Dingy place 85Sea flyers 87Dander 88___ off (kill time) 90Runs off 92Foam 94Ardently carefree 96___ facias 97Underground dwellers 98Tolerable 99Feeble person 101Man from Malaga 102Chem.unit 103Wrinkle 107Giraffes cousin 108Successful 111Aspect 112The ___ of the crowd 113Appear 114Outcome 115Fish traps 116Piercing tools 117Author Ferber 118Victims DOWN 1Thumb through 2Sugar or candy 3Bones 4Mailers ___ and the Dead 5Sins Hebrew alphabet follower 6Dwindling 7Colony group 8Utmost degree 9Showy flowers 10Youngster 11Assembly of witches12Employer 13Confine 14Boundlessly happy 15Vitalize 16Evergreens,in Spain 17ABA members 18Stack 24Toothless 25Eldritch 30Eskimo knife 32Uproar 33Fit of pique 34Jasons ship 35Braided 36Seed covering 37Gladly 38Exaggerate 39Breaches 42Upper sculpture 44Small monkeys 45Concerning 46Biblical weeds 49Court 50Tie up 51Friars title 54Excited 55Wild cards 56Muse of poetry 58Keatsoutput 59Accessible 61Temporary condition 62Diving bird 63Less frequent 64Straighten 66Earthen pot 67Become rigid 70Tibetan gazelle 73Playful 75Travel money 77Basketry palm 78Above 79News office unit 82Icy coating 83Dandies 84Plaintive,in music 86Fugitive 88Lively dance 89Industrious 91___ Cruces 93Forage bean 94Bridge holding 95Respiratory problem96Heap 97Refined ore 99Take off 100All right 101Let it ___... 102Solar deity 104Major or Minor 105Excess 106Lemon or lime drinks 108___ pro nobis 109Nourished 110Peruke Observer crossword puzzle Outer Space Solution in the Nov.24 Keynoter 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 LIVING BRIEFSMarathon lights up Community ParkThe city Marathon has its annual holiday-lights lighting set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the citys Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Santa will be there, along with gifts, refreshments and music by Linda Byars.Plan to munch cookies with SantaKeys Federal Credit Union and Publix are joining together 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 coloring contest and Plato the Publixaurus.Diabetes support group is formingMariners Hospital at mile marker 91 in Tavernier is starting a diabetes support group that starts meeting Nov. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The session will start with a diabetes-friendly mocktail hour, followed by a brief talk by the groups hosts, dietitian Susan Dukar and diabetes nurse educator Clair Hefner. They will discuss how to manage diabetes and ask for the groups input on content and guidelines for future meetings. The diabetes support group is designed for people who recently received a diagnosis of diabetes or have had the disease for some time. The session is also open to spouses, relatives and friends of diabetics. The meetings are free but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400 and specify you are registering for the diabetes support group.Boating class set for MarathonU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-2 of Marathon is offering as a boating skills and seamanship program running from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Dec. 4 through Dec. 20 at the Marathon Senior Center on 33rd Street bayside. Topics will include equipment for your boat, nautical highway signs, boat handling, trailering, safety, charting and more. Cost, which includes a textbook is $55, and $25 for a second family member sharing the textbook. Registration materials can be picked up at the UPS Store in the Publix shopping center or West Marine, 2109 Overseas Highway. To find out more, call Dottie Mattern at 7317148.Marathon Elks planning bazaarThe Marathon Elks Lodge has a Christmas bazaar set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the lodge, 8239 Overseas Highway, across U.S. 1 from Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Those who want to set up a table can do so for $15. Call Wendy at 896-0432.Learn to manage your diabetesThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, in partnership with the Health Foundation of South Florida and the Healthy Aging Regional Collabor-ative, is sponsoring free six-week workshops that promote selfmanagement of diabetes. The program is specifically designed for people who have diabetes or a family history of diabetes and for those who are partners or care-takers of diabetics. Avariety of subjects will be covered such as healthy eating, physical activity, meal planning, reading and understanding nutritional labels, relaxation, stress management, symptoms of low blood sugar, medication and foot care. In Marathon, the program runs Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. from Nov. 29 through Jan. 3 in the Gulfside Village shopping center. On Stock Island, its at Florida Keys Community College Tuesdays from Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. To register, call 7437111, Ext. 208.Tree lighting set in Key LargoThe Key Largo Chamber of Commerce hosts a free community appreciation day and Christmas tree lighting from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside. Featured are arts and crafts, holiday treats, ornament making, tree decorating, carolers and bands playing your favorite holiday songs. Santa will be on hand.Sugarloaf sale for the holidaysSugarloaf School has its 24th annual craft show planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the school cafeteria, mile marker 19.5. Proceeds of the holiday gifts, along with those from baked goods, grilled food and drinks, go to the schools student award program.NICE RAFFLE PRIZE Bill Gilbert,owner of Caribee Boat Sales and Marina in Tavernier,has donated this 16-foot Hewes Redfisher boat for raffle at the Jan.26 Bougainvillea Ball to benefit Mariners Hospital.It comes with a 90-horsepower,four-stroke Yamaha outboard motor and a Continental aluminum trailer.Tickets are $100 and only 350 will be sold.To get one,call 434-1026. Snow coming to FoundersAlthough temperatures are forecast to be in the 70s, a 20ton snow mountain is expected to delight moms, dads and kids during the annual Florida Keys Holiday Festival, set for Dec. 7 at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. From 4 to 10 p.m., the celebration features a crowdpleasing centerpiece: A35foot-tall holiday tree with snow blowing from its branches. The tree is to be lighted at 6 p.m.. To commemorate the 12th month of 2012, the annual holiday parade is to be themed Twelve Drummers Drumming. The parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Four-legged party animals can prance in their own Santa Paws Pet Parade, with prizes awaiting the best dressed and the pet that performs the best trick. All domestic animals are welcome and entry is free. Musical and dance performances enliven the outdoor amphitheaters stage throughout the event. Other attractions include contests to choose the best baked goodie, Little Miss Sugar Plum Fairy and Mr. Gingerbread Man. Shoppers can browse among a bazaar of gift items and baked goods. Wine enthusiasts can sample gourmet foods and fine wines at Vino Village, The event is organized by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free but a $5 donation for parking is to be collected to help defray festival costs.ISLAMORADA Holiday Shopping Time872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine KeyOpen 7 DaysNew Arrivals WeeklyCotton Separates Hand Painted Silks Handmade Jewelry Gifts & Home Accessories George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese
Wednesday,November 21,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 100277982-02Ad# 282149 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 20-2012-CA-991-K CRISTAL CLARK, Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor, v. VINTAGES, INCORPORATED, Defendant/Judgment Debtor. NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Notice of Recording of Foreign Judgment entered by the Circuit Court in and for Monroe County, Florida on the 10th day September, 2012, and by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued in the above styled cause on the 18th day of October, 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 26th day of December, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida, the interests of defendant VINTAGES, INCORPORATED in execution, in the following described property, subject to any and all other liens, taxes, judgments, or encumbrances whatsoever: SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Vintages, Inc.s 51 percent membership interest in CC Distribution, LLC, as reflected in the Amended and Restated Operating Agreement for CC Distribution, LLC. DATED this 19th day of November, 2012. Robert P. Peryam, Sheriff Monroe County, Florida BY: Rachelle Gates, Supervisor Civil Process Division Published November 21, 28, December 5, 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 282422 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 26, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: FREEMAN JUSTICE CENTER LOBBY EXPANSION KEY WEST, 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 21, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 283238 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Bowtique located at 4 Kyle Way W, in the County of Monroe in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Kayza Kuehn, owner Published November 21, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 283277 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of mo kiteboarding located at 612 96th st. ocean, in the County of Monroe in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. JEANICE STONE INC. Published November 21, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter MARATHON/FLAMINGO ISL Sat, 8-2, 706 Copa D Oro. Big fishing! Rods, reels, outriggers, castnets, Swordfish set up. Old chairs, tools, press washer + Marathon Garden Clubs Fall Festival, Saturday, 9am-4pm Free Admission. Plants, baked goods, arts & crafts and holiday items! MM50 Bayside !!! MOVING SALE !!! 11/24, 8AM till gone. 10855 5th Ave Gulf, Marathon. Household items to everything in between. 25 CUBIC FOOT REFRIG. Roper brand (made by Whirlpool). White, approx. 5 yrs. old. Excellent condition. $200 Call (305) 414-8108. 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. 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. 508-922-1010 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 KEY 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. 810-300-57922 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.Duck Key Gated Estate on Point Secluded. Private. Large dock, private beach, pool, coral rock walls, 4/3, Annual, $3,200 mo. + util. N/S, 305-304-4166KCB 3BR, 2BA Concrete dock. $2,400 & utils. Annual. F/L/S. 786-229-0228 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 KEY COLONY BEACH Large 3/2 half duplex. Ground level. Dry lot. Laundry room, fenced backyard. $1600/mo. 305-731-4882 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 305-205-4285 MARATHON 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 MARATHON 3BR 2BA Nice mobile home, dry lot, fenced-in yard, W/D hookup. Quiet neighborhood. Call 305-797-91322BR / 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.OCEANFRONT PARK, MARATHON Boat ramp, dockage available. 603-918-3235 RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 ISLAMORADA LOWER MATECUMBE MM 76.5. Annual lease. Furn. 1 BR / 1 BA apt. at "Islamorada South Condos". End unit on 2nd flr. w/ screened porch & garage. Beautiful grnds. incl. pool, tennis court, ocean access canal, boat ramp & storage yard. $1050 / mo; F/L & refundable sec. dep. Call Fred. (954) 801-4717. MARATHON EFFICIENCY Furn/unfurn, by Porkys (South end of Mrthn). Cable, water & trash incl. $700/mo + elec. Dockage avail. 305-834-0215 MARATHON 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 727-446-7220 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 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 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. MONROE COUNTY B.O.C.C. ; SR. DIRECTOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, OMB, KEY WEST, (BFOMB009) $66,429.46 $102,966.68 40 / h.p.w. Bachelors degree in finance, business or related field, 7-10 yrs exp.; F.L. D.L. VET PREF AVAIL ; E.O.E. Deadline -07/28/12; 292-4557; email@example.com Monroe County Sheriffs Office The MCSO is seeking a candidate for Assistant Finance Director. The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge and supervisory experience in governmental accounting and finance. A Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or business is required. A CPA license is a definite plus. Responsibilities include preparation of financial statements, budgeting, internal audits, payroll management, grants reporting/management, and the supervision of a large staff. Salary range $50,989 $90,062. Based on experience and qualifications. Candidates must complete the MCSO online pre-application at www.keysso.net. Submit resumes to Charles Slebodnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (305) 292-7159. Contact HR at (305) 292-7044, for additional information. EOE/AAP BUSYSIGN SHOP Graphic design, cust. sevice, assembly & installation. Exp. w/ Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop a plus. (305) 852-3333. Marathon MovingSale! Saturday9-?PlentyofitemsAllMustGo! AllMustGo!Somethingforeveryone! 2960Yellowtailbehindtheairport New Tropical Wicker Bedroom and Living RoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners Simmons Beautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'S BEDS 100s of BedsFactory Direct to YouMarathon MM 53.5 743-7277 Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-8430FREE DELIVERY CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 INVITATIONFORQUALIFICATIONSAllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonisacceptingsealed proposalsforthe CITYOFMARATHON RequestforQualificationsforGeneral ContractingServices(theRFQ).TheCityofMarathon(theCity)isseekingqualifiedGeneralandSpecialtyContractors toprovideelectrical,heavyequipment,irrigation,landscaping,marineconstruction, mechanical,plumbing,signandundergroundworkonanasneededbasis.RFQdocumentsmaybeexaminedatCityHall,9805OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida andcopiesmaybeobtainedforanon-refundablefeeof$__n/a_____ persetpayablein CashorChecktotheCityofMarathon.Proposaldocumentsmayalsobeexaminedonline atwww.demandstar.com. Allproposalsmustbesubmittedinsealedenvelopestothe CityClerkonorbeforeDecember19,2012at3:00PMlocaltime.Anyproposals receivedafter3:00PMonsaiddatewillnotbeacceptedandwillbereturned unopened. Proposalssubmittedwillbeopenedpubliclyandreadaloudatthistimeinthe CityHallConferenceRoomlocatedat9805OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida,onthe samedate.TheCityassumesnoresponsibilityforproposalsnotproperlymarked.ProspectiveProposersshallnotcontactorotherwisecommunicatewithCitystaffor CityofficialsexceptassetforthinParagraph4.1oftheInstructionstoProposers. Anon-mandatoryPre-ProposalConferencewillbeheldonDecember5,2012at 9:00a.m.atMarathonFireStation#14,locatedat8900OverseasHighway Marathon,Florida. ThepurposeofthePre-ProposalConferenceistodiscussthe contentsofthisRFQandProposersinquiries.TheCityreservestherighttorejectanyorallproposalsandtowaiveinformalitiesinany proposalsreceived,excepttimelysubmissionofproposals,tore-advertiseforproposals ortotakeanyothersuchactionsthatmaybedeemedinthebestinterestsoftheCity. AsamatterofinformationtoProposers,theCitydoesnotbinditselftoanyofthe informationcontainedherein,butreservestherighttoacceptanyproposal,whichinthe judgmentoftheCityCouncilwillbestservetheneedsandinterestsoftheCity.Thefollowingscheduleisanticipatedforthisselectionprocess: EventDueDate RFQReleaseNovember19,2012 NonMandatoryPreProposalConferenceDecember5,2012 Proposal/SOQSubmittalDecember19,20123:00P.M. FirmRecommendationSelectionDecember26,2012 CouncilAwardJanuary8,2013PublishedKeynoter11-21-12&11-24-12 FrontDeskReceptionist,FullTimeCareermindedprofessionalwithafriendlysmile andexcellentpeopleskillsneededforbusy veterinaryoffice.Goodtelephoneskillsandthe abilitytomultitaskareessentialtothisposition. Computerexperienceisrequired.Shifthoursvary between7:30amand6:00pmMonday-Friday withsomeSaturdaysandSundaysincluded. Salarybasedonexperience.Pleaseapply atMarathonVeterinaryHospitalat 11187OverseasHwy orcall305-743-7099 GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Subscriptions 743-5551 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: email@example.com 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.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,November 21,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: MaintenanceWorkerat FKCC varietyofroutine maintenancetasksinaircond., electrical,plumbing,etc.EOE M/F/V/D firstname.lastname@example.org MONROE COUNTY B.O.C.C. TOLL COLLECTOR, CARD SOUND, KEY LARGO (PWCST011) $10,501.92 $14,900.92 / 17 HPW H.S. OR G.E.D.. 0-1 YR EXP.VET PREF AVAIL ; E.O.E. Deadline -OPEN UNTIL FILLED ; 292-4557; email@example.comFRONT DESK CLERK F/T Must speak English. Also HOUSEKEEPER Please apply in person, Key Colony Beach Motel, 441 E. Ocean Dr. 289-0411KON TIKI RESORT is hiring a P/T Front Desk Agent. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at 81200 Overseas Hwy. P/T FRONT DESK PERSON Evening hrs. Must be outgoing, friendly & have computer exp. Please apply Sea Dell Motel, 5000 O/S Hwy, Marathon 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 220LicensedAgentLooking fora220licensedagenttohelp growandmanageaP&C AgencyinMarathon.Salary pluscommission.Faxresume to727-939-8323oremail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 season & 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 305-743-8430. 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. PLUMBERS NEEDED NOW Clean D. L. & exp. required DFWP. Apply in person, Georges Plumbing of the Keys, 9585 O/S Hwy, Mrthn. 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 email@example.com 27 Hells Bay 2004 Twin 225 Yamahas. Newly serviced, bottom painted. Ready to go! $45,000. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 14 Ocean-going sit-on one person kayak w/paddle and snap on back rest. Strong construction. Two hatch cargo areas. $400. 305-289-9098 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 email@example.com 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! $5500 or best cash offer. 743-3233 Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Looking for a Local Business? Also see The Florida Keys Business Directory in every issue of the Keynoter! WOW LOOK !!! MortgageLoanOriginator & LoanOfficerAssistantAreyouatopproducingMortgageLoanOriginator lookingfortopcommissions?Experiencedwithall typesofresidentialloanproducts?Musthaveabilityto analyzetaxformsandfinancialdata.Familiaritywith FHLMC/FNMAguidelinesandautomatedunderwriting systemsandknowledgeofcompliance.Mustbeableto workindependentlyandbemotivatedtoachieve marketdominanceintheUpperKeys.Mortgageloan originationexperiencerequired. ThesuccessfulLoanOfficerAssistant candidatewill assistLoanOfficerswiththedevelopmentofcommercial relationships,loandocumentationpreparationand closings,aswellasadministrativeduties.Bankingand loandocumentationexperiencehelpful.Musthave strongcustomerservice,computerandcommunications skillsandbedetailoriented. CentennialBankoffersagreatworkenvironment, competitivecompensationpackageandgreatbenefits, whichincludesmedical,dental,lifeandLTDinsurances, matching401kplan,paidvacationandmore.ForinquiriespleasecontactJackieGrasleyat(305)676-3004ore-mailjgr asle y@m y1 00bank.com Toapply,pleasegoto http://www.my100bank.com/careers. AnEqualOpportunityEmployerM/F/D/V CentennialBankintheUpperKeysisrecruiting: #$%& %!'() !#& *) )*!+! !"## $# %# &'' $ (#)*+ ,# %#### #)#+# %#-# "# .# .! ,+,)&!+ )))&!! .)/0/*% #$%%.!%1$,233454%% 66723&8!!9)! 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