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778679022222 Classifieds . . .6B Living . . . .1B Business . . .7A Obituaries . . .2A Opinion . . .6A Crossword . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. Conch StyleUse the end of 2012 to set new goals for 2013 and that includes fashion goals. Column, 1B In LAttitudesFrom Key Largo to Key West,there is no shortage of ways to ring in 2013. Story, 3B WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,DECEMBER 29,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.104 25 CENTS Beth GroomsSales Manager Featured Foreclosed Property!New Year New Opportunity! Call Me Today! KeysIslandProperties.com 305-296-1234 In murder for hire,no bondDennis Zecca, accused of offering a federal informant $20,000 or a kilo of cocaine to kill Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt, on Friday was denied bond after prosecutors said a search of his house turned up a safe containing four handguns, four rifles, two shotguns and $42,600 in cash.Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Coates told Judge Lurana Snow that Zecca, coowner of the Marathon Marina on 11th Street, is a flight risk and danger to public safety. Coates also said that after Zeccas Dec. 21 arrest, the informant received phone calls from Zecca associates offering bribes and threatening retribution.In denying bond, Snow said there is pretty scary evidence. Ive been on the bench for 26 years ... and this is the first time Ive encountered a realtime murder-for-hire case.At Zeccas bond hearing at the federal courthouse in Key West, his wife Mary Esther testified about the familys finances and said it has a negative net worth of $1.8 million and expenses that exceed monthly cash flow despite the $42,000 in cash found at their house. She said the cash found in the safe was saved by her since 2003 and comprised things like Christmas bonuses, gifts from family members and the like. But Coates countered that agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration, located another empty safe in the house that looked like it had been cleaned out. In response, Mary Zecca said she had purchased that safe to store jewelry in 2011, never used it and was going to give it to a friend as a Christmas gift.She said the guns belonged to her husband, an avid hunter, and were all used, including the handguns, for hunting.Dennis Zecca, a former commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Islamorada, looked on dressed in a black and white striped jail uniform and listened attentively throughout the nearly twohour proceeding.His attorney, William Aaron of Miami, asked Snow for conditional pretrial release for Zecca, including $750,000 in bond, an ankle monitor and travel restrictions.Hes a family man, Aaron said. Everything he has is here. Everything he loves is here. Hes as pure as the white in his uniform.Aaron also tried to impeach the FBIs version of events as uncorroborated and based on information provided from an informant that had been arrested numerous times,Feds say $42,000, cache of guns found and informant threatenedBy SEAN KINNEY andLARRY KAHNskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT ORNITHOLOGYFishing, boating fees to rise in 2013Like a rising tide, higher costs for Florida Keys boaters and anglers start coming regularly in 2013 as state fees for fishing licenses and boat registration go up. Unlike a rising tide, they almost certainly will not go down. Anew state system for automatically setting prices for boat registrations and fishing licenses begins this year as ordered by a bill passed in the 2008 Florida Legislature. The fee hikes begin with the states new state fiscal year in July. AFlorida residents annual recreational saltwater fishing license will increase by $2.08 13.4 percent from the current $15.50 to $17.58. That does not include special species endorsements like the $5 lobster permit and surcharges for sales outlets. Other sport license costs also rise. For example, a state residents combination saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing license goes from $31 to $35.18. Boat registration fees see smaller increases.Registering a Class 1 motorized boat (longer than 16 feet and below 26 feet, the most popular boat in the Keys) will rise by less than 2 percent from the current $28.75 for a basic state fee of $29.24.Florida allows counties to impose a 50 percent optional fee for local marine and boating improvements. Monroe County adopted that fee inThats even with number of vessels downON THE WATER Photo courtesy FKAAThis Burmese python estimated to be more than 7 feet long was discovered by a Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority crew earlier this month behind the Publix in Marathon near Sombrero Beach Road.Story, 2APUBLIX PYTHON Rare razorbills fly into the KeysThe term Florida Keys snowbird took on a whole new meaning this month when the razorbills arrived.Razorbills, a North Atlantic seabird that rarely ventures south of North Carolina, reached South Florida in significant numbers, coming as far south as Key West and the Dry Tortugas.To have a razorbill in the Keys is ridiculous, said birdwatching-guide author Bill Thompson III. Its something like a once-in-ahundred-years event. Mark Hedden, a Key West-based leader of global birding tours, photographed a razorbill near shore at Smathers Beach last Sunday.Theyre strange little birds that look like flying footballs, Hedden said. Theres not much here that you could confuse them with.Theyre popping up all over, Hedden said. Out in The Lakes, near the Tortugas, over by the Turtle Kraals. Hedden heard a razorbill was seen at Smathers Beach so he made South Roosevelt Boulevard part of his regular biking route. On the fourth day, he spotted the black and white bird swimming around and eating minnows.To the neophyte birder, razorbills may bear a passing resemblance to penguins. But they are in the auk family, more closely related to gulls. Besides, penguins do not fly. Athick black bill serves as a distinguishing charac-Spotting the northern birds a big dealPhoto by MARK HEDDEN/CALIGO VENTURESMore accustomed to Arctic temperatures,a razorbill cruises in search of small fish off Key Wests Smathers Beach on Dec. 23.Hundreds of the North Atlantic seabirds have been seen in Florida,with several confirmed sightings in the Lower Keys.Principals suicide: Were all shockedThe day after Christmas, Adri Stewart, the 30-year-old principal of the Key West Collegiate Academy and single mother of three, rented a semi-automatic handgun from a Broward County gun range and shot herself.Authorities with the Broward Sheriffs Office said Stewart pulled the trigger at the Pembroke Gun and Range in Pembroke Park, and died at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.The Broward County Medical Examiners Office has ruled her death a suicide due to a note she left behind for her family. BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said the note is not open for disclosure but did say the gun Stewart used was rented from the range.Todd German, president of Key West Collegiate Academys board, was shocked to learn of Stewarts death and planned to attend a service that took place Friday night in Hialeah. The schools students and parents gathered Thursday night at the campus, located at Florida Keys Community College on Stock Island, for a brief candlelight vigil. German said he hadStewart rents gun at range, shoots herselfBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Fees,2ASee Razorbill,3ASee Stewart,2ASee Zecca,2A STEWART
College cuts cleaning effortAreduction in cleaning services to save money at Florida Keys Community College has prompted a formal complaint from the schools Faculty Council. Presented to the colleges Board of Trustees at its Dec. 3 meeting, council President Dawn Ellis wrote: Classroom conditions are rapidly declining. Ellis singled out as a primary concern whiteboards not being cleaned, even including a photograph of a smeared and stained board awaiting a teacher and class at 9:30 a.m. Doug Pryor, the colleges director of facilities, said cleaning never stopped. We removed trash bins from the classrooms and stopped cleaning the whiteboards every night.This helped to eliminate food and drinks in classrooms, which arent allowed anyway, and placed the responsibility of cleaning whiteboards to the faculty member using the room.Pryor said the reduction in scope of cleaning is projected to save $50,000 over the course of the year. All we did was place some minor responsibilities on the employees and centralized things to areas for easier removal by the custodial company, he said. Ellis noted that a typical classroom houses six classes per day with around 25 students per class. The Faculty Council recommends that cleaning services be restored for the classrooms on a nightly basis.Her group went so far as to arrange a classroom cleanup day to scrub boards, desks, tables and equipment.The penny-pinching at FKCC is a symptom of a year-over-year decline in revenue driven by decreasing student enrollment. Jean Mauk, vice president of business and administrative services, briefed board members this month on the most recent revenue figures, from October, reporting an 8 percent decline from last year to $3.53 million in income. Fees from students are $355,820 lower than the prior year due to low enrollment, yielding lower tuition and fees, Mauk said.When budgeting, the college projected a fee-paying fall enrollment of 359 fulltime equivalent students, but the actual number is 338.At the same time, Mauk said personnel expenditures have increased by $22,594 since last year to $2,180,283.There are some budgeted positions currently open and these will generate some savings, she said.Faculty files formal complaint with the boardBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEserved a 12-year prison sentence and is still on probation.Snow was not swayed and ordered pretrial detention, with a formal arraignment coming on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse on Simonton Street. Schmitt who is out of the country and says he still fears for his life says he believes Zecca wasnt acting along. He told KeysNet that the charging affidavit indicates that he was not working alone and therefore I am still very much at risk. Schmitt says he doesnt even know Zecca but says he believes the planned hit on his life was business related.You can imagine what its like to get a call from the FBI and they tell you theres a hit out on you, he said. I planned to spend Christmas with my family, and I didnt get the chance. I am so angry. I am so frigging angry.Until this thing is resolved, I am looking over my shoulder, Schmitt said. I am getting a license to carry a gun. Its bizarre, having to carry a gun in Marathon. The city of Marathon needs to clean up its act, people from outside the city who think they run the place.Zecca is charged with murder for hire in a plot the FBI says grew out of a proposed drug deal that didnt include Schmitt. According to the arrest affidavit, DEAagents were working on a drug trafficking investigation that involved the confidential informant. During the investigation, Zecca planned with the informant, who worked for him, to purchase 10 kilograms of cocaine from an unknown supplier. On or about Dec. 16, Zecca solicited the informant to kill Schmitt. Although the proposed victim was not related to the drug trafficking transaction Zecca and the [informant] were planning, this solicitation arose during their discussions regarding the drug trafficking as another potential task the informant could do for him, the affidavit says. In exchange for the murder, the informant would be paid either $20,000 or with a kilo of cocaine, whichever he preferred. On Dec. 17, the affidavit says, Zecca said he would provide the weapon, a 9mm Beretta, to commit the murder. Zecca suggested it would be easier if it was done after the proposed victim left a Christmas party. Then on Dec. 19, he told the informant the killing should be carried out as soon as possible, before the end of the year. Following the killing, the gun would be disassembled into three pieces and dumped in three different places in the water.The following day, the informant went to Zeccas house and was given the gun. It had no magazine or bullets in it but Zecca told the informant all he needed was one bullet, according to the affidavit.The day of the killing was to be Dec. 21. That day at the Marathon Marina, the informant represented to Zecca that he had carried out the murder and showed Zecca a doctored photograph ... which had been edited using a computer program, showing the victim lying in gravel in a pool of blood. Zecca was arrested at the marina as he tried to leave to get the informant $5,000 toward the $20,000 cost of the murder. Bond deniedFrom Zecca,1A 2002, so a Class 1 boat registered in the Keys will cost $43.86, plus local fees. Class 1 boats account for most of the boats registered in Monroe County: 13,771 of the 26,252 locally registered boats in 2011. When the 2008 state law passed, lawmakers were dealing with a budget crisis. One way they balanced the budget while trying to avoid tax increases was to raise fees on a wide range of licenses and registrations. Boating fees had not significantly increased in years, which created sticker shock for some boat owners. The basic state cost for Class 1 boats, unchanged for 17 years, went up by more than 50 percent in 2009. In 2008, the Legislature also created a new a system of automatic fee increases to avoid steep hikes in a single year. Beginning in 2013, fees will be revised every three years based on the Consumer Price Index.Overall, the state expects to generate $6.7 million in added revenue from statewide fishing, hunting and boating fee hikes this year. Recreational saltwater licenses alone will generate $2.6 million and boat registrations will generate $2.5 million.The board of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, which heard a presentation on the new fees at its December meeting, must submit a report to the Legislature by Feb. 1 to outline how the higher fees will be spent.Fees going upFrom Fees,1A worked closely with Stewart and lauded her professionalism and skill. Board Secretary Martha Bartley said Stewart never gave any indication that she was unhappy. Really, were all just shocked, she said. Stewart always seemed happy and seemed like she was the upand-coming new thing for the school. We really didnt have a clue.The Key West Collegiate Academy opened in August 2011 but has struggled with both administration and enrollment. Board members ousted Debra Remsen, the first principal, and her predecessor, Ashley Roberts, abruptly resigned not long after.Despite marketing efforts, enrollment has stagnated at around 40 students despite ambitions to accommodate 100 high school students.Miami-based charterschool management company Academica, which recruited Stewart to the Lower Keys, operates the school, which is open to the public and funded by the state, but differs from a traditional school in that its not tied to rigorous curriculum standards and doesnt have to work with unionized employees.Academica has already said theyd make sure everything is covered and thered be no lapse in coverage, Bartley said, and theyre going to have some counselors come down. Students are out for holiday break. Classes resume Jan. 7.Principal mournedFrom Stewart,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,December 29,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.8364 SUN.6962 MON.7670 TUES.8070 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches 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. 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He replaces Ileana RosLehtinen, a Republican who had represented Monroe County for a decade before redistricting forced her into another district. Redistricting is based on the every-10years U.S. census. 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 NEWYEARS DEADLINESFor Wed.,Jan.2 KeynoterDispla y & Classified Displa y ads Thurs.,Dec.27 before 5 p.m. Classified Line ads Fri.,Dec.28 before 10 a.m.For Fri.,Jan.4 ReporterDispla y ads Thurs.,Dec.27 before 5 p.m. Classified Displa y ads Fri.,Dec.28 before 3 p.m. Classified Line ads Regular deadlines applyFor LAttitudes Fri.,Jan.4 & Sat.,Jan.5Displa y ads Fri.,Dec.28 before 5 p.m.Have a Safe & Happy Holiday! The Keynoter & Reporter offices will be closed Dec.25 & Jan.1 Seasons Greetings & A Prosperous New Year!From the staff at CaptainandMateAssociation.comThe website for commercial and recreational mariners worldwide 760 12th StreetKey Colony Beach 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050OUR LISTING ON 12TH STREETIN BEAUTIFUL KEYCOLONYBEACH JUSTSOLD!Looking to Invest in yourOwn Piece of Paradise? Call Us Today! Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationBarbara Direct (305) 731-3212 Rusty Direct (305) 481-6889Barbara & Rusty Stevens REALTORS Pytho n s ta r tle s FKAAwo r ke rsUtility workers helped harvest a banner crop of three pythons in the Florida Keys in December. ABurmese python estimated to be longer than 7 feet startled Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority workers clearing utility property in Marathon, off Sombrero Boulevard near Publix, in mid-December. Having a front-end loader construction vehicle handy, the crew dispatched the invasive reptile after it was discovered beneath a discarded mattress. They picked up some debris and there was this python, FKAAExecutive Director Kirk Zuelch said. They went ahead and killed it. The incident was not reported to state or federal wildlife agencies until later, and the exact date was not available at press time. Pythons found south of the Upper Keys generally are believed to be released or escaped pets but the origin of the Marathon python remains uncertain.Jim Duquesnel, a biologist working with the U.S. Geological Survey on python eradication, said all sightings and killings of large constrictor snakes should be reported as soon as possible. We want those specimens, Duquesnel said Friday. We collect data from each body and can learn a lot from stomach contents and its general condition.Examining what a python has been eating often indicates whether the reptile has been in captivity or been fending for itself in the wild for a long time, he said. Biologists also use DNAsamples to see if the python can be linked to other specimens. Sightings of pythons and other invasive species should be reported to the Ive Got 1 hotline at (888) 483-4681. Also this month, in Key Largo, two ball pythons were taken three days apart in the same general area off the bayside of U.S. 1 near mile marker 106. Sara Hamilton of the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative and Monroe County biologist David daSilva captured one ball python at the edge of a wooded area near a Sexton Cove residence. On Dec. 9, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer Janette Fernandez caught one in the same community after a homeowner saw it sleeping near his laundry shed. Both the ball pythons were about 3 feet long.MARATHONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Subscriptions 743-5551
Something was burning in the Tavernier apartment, and it was not love. Awoman accused of setting a mattress on fire while the mattress was occupied by her ex-boyfriend and his new lady friend was arrested Wednesday on a warrant issued after the Nov. 11 arson. Nicole Dobol, 29, of Key Largo was booked on counts of arson and burglary. She posted a $50,000 bond and was released pending trial. AMonroe County Sheriffs Office account of the fire says Dobol went looking for the ex-boyfriend at the Islamorada bar where he worked. The mans roommate told Dobol that her former flame was at his home, near mile marker 90.2, but cautioned Dobol not to go to the apartment. In the early-morning hours, Dobol reportedly forced a door to the apartment open and went to the bedroom where she found the sleeping couple. As they slept, [Dobol] lit the mattress on fire, according to a Sheriffs Office report. When they woke up, they said she just stood there, taunting them, as the mattress burned. The ex-boyfriend dragged the mattress onto the balcony and put the fire out. No one was injured. The roommate said he returned to the residence, where Dobold told him it made her crazy to see her ex with another woman, he said. No court dates were available at press time.ATavernier man who thought he had a late-night date with a stripper ended up battered and robbed Wednesday, the victim told Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies.Two people who share a Key Largo address Jennifer Auerbach, 26, and Shane Earp, 39 were arrested in the case that started with a long night at Woodys Sports Bar in Islamorada.The victim, 24, spent several hours drinking at the nightspot, he told Deputy Frank Delgado. Auerbach offered to go home with him after closing, the man said.Nut when he went to pick the dancer up behind a nearby shopping center, the man said Earp and Auerbach arrived in a silver Chevrolet. Earp got out of the car, yelling, and began to punch him, Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.Auerbach reportedly joined the fray, kicking the victim and grabbing a gold chain from around his neck. The suspects then took off and drove north but were stopped by deputies Pedro Garcia and Vaughn OKeefe near mile marker 104. The victims gold chain was found in the car. Auerbach faces a $30,000 bond on charges of battery, grand theft and robbery. Earp is held under $15,000 bond on a count of aggravated battery with bodily harm. teristic of the razorbill, which grows to about 16 inches long. Razorbills generally range from the Arctic to Canadas Atlantic shore, down into New England. Occasionally in winter months, razorbills venture as far south as North Carolina or Virginia.Previous Florida sightings have been logged but the birds are rare in South Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.This winter, razorbills are showing up in Georgia and are attempting to overrun Florida with hundreds seen off Miami and numerous sightings on the Gulf Coast, says a birding blog posted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a razorbill in Florida.Its a big deal, said National Key Deer Refuge biologist Kristie Killam. Its always neat to see a species that doesnt usually turn up in the Keys. Thompson, editor of Bird Watchers Digest magazine and a featured speaker at this years Florida Keys Birding Festival, said the unusual appearance of birds outside their normal range often can be traced to food shortages. When theres a crash in the things they want, like herring and bait fish, they are forced to come farther south looking for food, Thompson said. Other theories for the razorbill arrival include Hurricane Sandy or ramifications of global climate change. There will be studies on this, Thompson said, but we wont know why for years.Once in a lifetimeFrom Razorbill,1A Saturday,December 29,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosLove gone bad: Ex sets bed on fireTAVERNIER DOBOLNight at strip club turns uglyISLAMORADAKeynoter Staff Keynoter StaffCops: UPS worker stole packagesCookies and a computer caught the eye of a part-time worker at an Islamorada shipping warehouse, a Monroe County Sheriffs Office report says. Shuwana N. HorneGreen, 35, of Homestead was arrested Wednesday on two felony counts after deputies linked her to the disappearance of an iPad computer tablet from a United Parcel Service warehouse. AUPS manager reported Dec. 10 that an iPad and iPhone, returned to the warehouse after an unsuccessful delivery, were missing and presumed stolen. Abreak in the case came when a co-worker told his supervisor that he saw Horne-Green open a shipping package and remove a box of cookies, which she ate and later shared with staff. Investigation showed that Horne-Green marked the cookie parcel as returned to sender in the UPS computer. When questioned at her Homestead residence, Horne-Green reportedly admitted taking the iPad and selling it for $250 but denied taking the iPhone. She also confessed to the cookie caper, deputies said. She was charged with felony grand theft and computer tampering, and misdemeanor theft. Horne-Green was released after posting a $16,000 bond.ISLAMORADAKeynoter StaffState minimum wage risingFlorida minimum wage will increase 12 cents to $7.79 an hour on Tuesday for the estimated 210,000 minimumwage workers across the state. The increase is expected to increase annual incomes of minimum-wage workers by about $370 a year, according to data from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.,-based think tank that focuses on low-income wage issues. Ninety percent of the lowwage workers are older than age 20; 85 percent work 20 hours per week or more; 46 percent have at least some college education, the institute indicated. Under a 2004 constitutional amendment, Floridas minimum wage is recalculated every year and tied to the inflation rate. Florida is among 10 states that will increase the threshold next week. The number of minimumwage jobs is a small percentage of the 7.5 million employed in the Florida workforce.THE WORKFORCENews Service of Florida
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,December 29,2012 DINNER MENU Dinner includes glass of wine (chardonnay,white zinfandel,or cabernet), chefs appetizer,cup of soup or side salad,choice of entre and special dessert.SOUP CHOICES Fresh Florida Lobster Bisque New England Clam Chowder ENTRE CHOICES Filet Mignon Apple wood wrapped Filet served over our Homemade demi-glaze with Yukon Gold Potato AuGratin & Sauted Vegetable MedleyPrime Rib 12 oz.Prime Rib with Yukon Gold Potato AuGratin & Sauted Vegetable Medley Mahi-Mahi Florentine Fresh Local Mahi-Mahi baked with spinach & artichoke stuffing.Roasted Red Potatoes and Sauted Vegetable MedleyCaribbean Seafood Paella Shrimp,Scallops,and Middleneck Clams Chorizo Sausage,Spiced with Caribbean Curry over Coconut Rice Chicken Breast a la V odka Sauted with a Pink Vodka Sauce served over Lobster and crab ravioli & Sauteed Vegetable Medley Florida Lobster Grilled Local Florida Lobster tail with Roasted Red Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable Medley DESSER T CHOICES Homemade Key Lime Pie Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Chefs Special Dessert $34.99 per person $69.99 per coupleReservations being accepted,call (305) 396-7235 Join us for a fantastic evening oceanfront, overlooking the Historic 7 Mile Bridge New Years Eve Dinner New Years Day Brunch Buffet Made to Order Omelette Station Eggs Benedict Scrambled Eggs Hot Cakes & Maple Syrup Smoked Applewood Bacon Smoked Sausage Links Yukon Gold Potato AuGratin Honey Glazed Ham Slow Roasted Mojo Marinated Cuban Pork Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Diced Breakfast Potatoes Sunset Coconut Rice Cuban Style Black Beans Sunset Grille Cuban Sandwiches California Spring Lettuce & Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings Fresh Baked Breads Sunset Key Lime PieAdults $13.99Children under 12 $9.99Join us on New Years Day for a bountiful buffet to start the new year from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy the view over the 7 Mile Bridge with friends and family.Sunset Grille & Raw Bar7 Knights Key Blvd.,Marathon,FL(At the foot of the 7 Mile Bridge,Oceanside)305-396-7235 www.sunsetgrille7milebridge.com NEWS BRIEFSRaschein plans Jan.7 open houseState Rep. Holly Raschein will host an open house on Jan. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at her district office in the Damron Building at 99198 Overseas Highway, Suite 10, Key Largo. Its an opportunity for Raschein and her staff to hear District 120 constituentsconcerns, and to learn about the services and information her office provides. Asimilar open house in Marathon earlier this month had constituents asking Raschein about what bills she plans to file in the spring legislative session. Big crowds expectedKey Wests tourism and hospitality apparatus is gearing up to host a huge crowd of New Years Eve partiers, many already in town, just days after reporting a strong Christmas business. Harold Wheeler, director of Monroe Countys Tourist Development Council, said CNNs eight years of live coverage particularly showing female impersonator Sushi drop from a red high heel shoe on Duval Street has helped brand the Southernmost City as a popular New Years destination. Key West is really becoming know as a New Years party spot, he said, comparing it to New York, Las Vegas and New Orleans. Wheeler said hes heard stories that Hurricane Sandys impact on New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas would negatively affect travel from that large market to Key West. Ive heard it from different people, he said, but we really have no data that proves that in any way. Sandy battered the Northeast, making landfall near Atlantic City, N.J., as a Category 1 storm on Oct. 30, causing billions of dollars of damage killing about 250 people. Wheeler said the storm prompted the TDC, which markets tourism in the Keys, to change its advertising strategy for a few weeks. That amounted to shifting planned ad buys from Northeastern markets. We worked around it and did some more advertising in the Midwest and in Canada. About two or three weeks after, we were right back in that area, he said. As for the Christmas season, several Key West lodging properties required multi-night minimums on reservations. Wheeler said hoteliers reported strong revenues. He said the trend is, Its always been slow just before Christmas and it always picks up the day after. However, I was talking to a number of properties that said they were very busy the week before Christmas. The holiday boon also corresponds with two new air travel routes to Key West International Airport. On Dec. 22, the first-ever direct flight from New Yorks La Guardia airport landed in Key West. Delta will run that route again today and on Jan. 5 before a hiatus. Then on March 2, the Saturday-only service will continue until April 6. U.S. Airways is running a direct flight to Key West from Washington Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., that also made its maiden landing on Dec. 22. That route is daily through Jan. 5, then switches to Saturday-only until the end of April. Airport officials expect to have welcomed more than 730,000 passengers by the end of the year, up from 677,581 in 2011.Wheeler says hoteliers doing wellBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comNEW YEARS EVERides available for New YearsAs tourists pack into Key West for New Years Eve, the city will offer shuttle services to help revelers get a safe ride.Monday beginning at 4 p.m., shuttles will run from all bus stops in the Southernmost City and drop passengers off at Faustos Food Palace on Fleming Street in Old Town until 4 a.m. That costs $5.If traveling from Marathon the pickup point is the bus stop at the Kmart plaza or the Lower Keys, the service costs $10 and begins at 6 p.m. with, the last ride ending in Marathon leaving from Faustos at 2 a.m.There will be no bus service on Tuesday; normal service resumes the next day. For more information, call 809-3910 or visit www.kwtransit.com .Key West has no shortage of locally flavored riffs on the Times Square ball drop in New York City. At Sloppy Joes, 201 Duval St., its a giant Conch shell, while up at the Bourbon Street Pub at 724 Duval, female impersonator Sushi descends in an oversized red high heel, an event covered live by CNN. At the Key West Bight, the Schooner Wharf Bar, 201 William St., will drop a pirate wench down the mast of a tall ship. At the Ocean Key Resort and Spa, 0 Duval, a Rick Worth-designed key lime will splash down in a giant margarita.Thousands are expected in Old TownNEW YEARS EVEKeynoter StaffThe holiday boon also corresponds with two new air travel routes to Key West International Airport.
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The complete Florida Keys news and information source.Once again, Florida, politics a volatile mixIn an election year and a redistricting year, you might have expected this: The biggest political stories of 2012 in Florida ended up being an election and redistricting.For political junkies, the election competed with the precursor to the election, the once-a-decade redrawing of political lines, for the biggest news of the year. In retrospect, the remapping of political boundaries had a stunning effect that likely few truly expected: It seems to have re-jiggered the boundaries in a way that allowed the minority party, Democrats, to gain some ground, to make the election a little bit fairer.That was the goal of a couple of constitutional amendments that were in effect for the first time this year. Voters in 2010 approved the amendments, called fair districts for short, which essentially required legislators to remap the states politics in a way that sought to avoid protecting incumbents or political parties. Impossible, most of us said. And a true measure of whether it worked may also be impossible. But one thing was clear a number of Republican legislative incumbents in the House were drawn into the same districts as fellow GOP members, and some were drawn into districts that nearly assured theyd lose. Gone from the Legislature after Election Day, arguably as a result of redistricting, were big-name Republican lawmakers Scott Plakon and Chris Dorworth, who had been in line to become speaker in 2014. Anumber of other Republican lawmakers also lost, with Democrats gaining seats in the Legislature for the first time in years.Tea party losesThe same was true in Congress, where national tea party superstar Allen West lost to neophyte Democrat Patrick Murphy, despite being one of the biggest fundraisers in the country. Credit in part the new district West had to run in. Another tea party favorite, U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, was also victimized by the establishment Republicans drawing the lines they put her in the same district as long-time incumbent Republican Rep. John Mica, who won. In a stunner, Republican Cliff Stearns, who was elected to Congress in 1988 the same day the first George Bush was elected president, was ousted, in part because he had to run in a revamped district. Stearns lost in the GOP primary to Ted Yoho despite a fundraising advantage of 161. Yoho went on to win the seat in November. Democrats didnt hail the redistricting plans when passed. In fact, they went to court over how the Republican majority drew the maps. State Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said the GOPhad failed to implement the will of the people. While the state Supreme Court forced lawmakers to redo the Senate maps, the House plan as drawn by lawmakers was approved, and the congressional map withstood a court challenge. But in the end, Democrats appeared to benefit more from the new districts than the Republicans.In the November election, Democrats picked up two seats in the state Senate, though Republicans still have a 26-14 advantage. Democrats picked up five state House seats, narrowing the GOPmargin in that chamber to 76-44. They also gained seats in Congress.Republican legislative leaders at first fought and tried to nullify the Fair Districts amendments. And it is hard to assess the degree to which the amendments ultimately worked.Akey difficulty is that the amendments are predicated on intent. Lawmakers cant draw districts that favor incumbents but if an incumbent wins, who is to say whether it was because of the way the district was drawn or not? Whether they tried to draw districts to help themselves or not is in the eye of the beholder (a judge, or Supreme Court justice, in this case).Despite their initial anger at the amendments and attempt to invalidate them, Rep. Will Weatherford and Sen. Don Gaetz, who were generally in charge of redistricting efforts, eventually said they would try to follow them.Fairness? MaybeWhether the redistricting process is fairer may ultimately take several years to determine. If legislative representation comes to more closely resemble other measures of political preference, such as party registration and how people vote in statewide and national elections, then perhaps at the end of a decade or so, the determination can be definitively made. Whether owing largely to redistricting or not, the Democratic success in November was the main political story this year.And Democratic President Barack Obamas winning of the states electoral votes was the apex of that yearlong story, and a big surprise to a number of people on both sides of the political spectrum who thought the race might be closer.Democrats replicated their strong registration push and get-out-the-vote effort from 2008, doing something that conventional wisdom said would be unlikely with the economy having been in the tank the last few years.Redistricting seemingly aided the DemocratsBy DAVID ROYSENews Service of FloridaREWIND : 2012 IN POLITICS : ANALYSIS
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,December 29,2012 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. This is some of the crew of the battleship USS Maine at the Army Barracks Hospital,today Peary Court in Key West,on Feb.22, 1898,seven days after the vessel blew up in Havana to spark the SpanishAmerican War.Of the 360 crewmen,266 died.The military investigation into the explosion took place at the Custom House on Front Street.Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALAgain,Congress fails miserablyLETTERS TO THE EDITORRegift for nonprofitsDid Aunt Minnie give you a blender you dont really need? Did Uncle Fred present you with an iPod like the one you already have? Maybe you got a newer version of a computer or cell phone? Or a sweater you dont like. Dont throw away what you dont want or need. Donate it to a Keys nonprofit that could really use it. The Marathon Wild Bird Center, AIDS Help and Heron-Peacock Assisted Living could really use a blender. The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition would love to get televisions. Habitat for Humanity needs cordless drills. And Sanctuary Friends of the Florida Keys, the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, the Guidance Care Center and the Upper Keys Humane Society are all looking for laptop computers. You can find these groups and many more on www.KeysReuse.com, a local website that lists the needs of more than 30 nonprofits in Monroe County. In fact, the site lists more than 400 different items these groups would love to put to good use. Most can be used and the nonprofits will reuse them. Anyone can log onto the website, www.KeysReuse.com and find an extensive list of items that local charitable organizations cant afford to buy but can put to very good use. Most of the groups will pick up what youre offering or find a way to get it. The website makes it easy to match donors and recipients and, of course, its all for a good cause. Michael Welber Marathon Editors note: The letter writer founded KeysReuse.com .Killings glorifiedRe: Reporter Editor David Goodhues analysis of the Newtown shooting and the gun culture. If we have no more imagination than this, there will be many more mass shootings. The gun culture is a mental illness. We glorify mass killings in our military, in our movies, on television and in the video games our children participate in almost every day. How can we expect our children to grow up with peaceful methods of dealing with their problems when our own government solves its problems with violence every day? Until we have a media that calls out these discrepancies, there will be many more tragedies. The ball is in your court, Mr. Goodhue. Tom Dodamead MarathonLetting Mortgage Debt Relief Act expire will mean homeowners will be taxed on forgiven debtAs Washington and the nation focus on the financial fiscal cliff, a critical protection for underwater homeowners also is about to go over the edge. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is scheduled to expire Monday. The legislation allows borrowers to avoid paying income taxes on the amount of principal that is being forgiven as part of a homes loan modification or a short sale. If the law expires, homeowners will have to pay taxes on the debt reduction. This is ridiculous. Consider: Aperson buys a home for $150,000. The economy tanks, he loses his job and faces foreclosure. He manages a short sale of the home for $80,000. Unless the law is extended, he would be taxed on the $70,000 debt that is being forgiven, as if the value that doesnt exist were personal income. The tax also would be imposed if the bank modified the loan, reducing the principal so the homeowner could better manage payments. This would be devastating to struggling homeowners, particularly in Florida, among the national leaders in foreclosures. Slapping a tax on borrowers trying to get back on sound financial ground is no way to revive the economy or the housing market. When the law was written, it was widely expected that housing, and the broader economy, would be back to normal by now. Today, the reasons for passing the act in 2007 remain painfully evident in many communities. Mark Goldhaber, a North Carolina mortgage industry consultant, told Bloomberg News, If these folks are going to have to pay tax on phantom income, its very impactful for homeowners. And if the law expires as expected, victims of bank fraud who receive settlements under the National Mortgage Settlement would be forced to sacrifice a portion of their compensation. The federal government and 49 states worked to achieve the settlement with banks accused of using their mortgage servicing operations to defraud and even evict homeowners. The settlement requires the nations five largest loan servicers to pay $21.5 billion to victims. Much of the compensation will come in the form of reductions of the mortgage principal or lower interest rates. But as 41 state attorneys general, including Floridas Pam Bondi, warned in a letter to Congress, any such relief to abused homeowners will be significantly diminished if the Mortgage Debt Act of 2007 expires. Congress should heed common sense and the plea of the attorneys general, and not let the Mortgage Debt Relief Act expire. Tampa TribuneKeys schools get high scores from stateMonroe Countys three public high schools received letter-grade rankings of Aand B, according to statistics released Dec. 21 by the Florida Department of Education. School grades are calculated annually using standardized test scores in reading, writing, science and algebra, while also considering graduation rates, college readiness and year-over-year learning gains. Coral Shores High School in Tavernier received an B, the same as in 2011. Marathon High dropped to a B from an A. Key West High received an A, up from a B. Over the past decade, all three high schools have received a C or higher.While there remains a great deal of evaluation to do regarding the data associated with this complex grading system, it appears that CSHS and MHS were both extremely close to obtaining an Arating, district Director of Assessment and Accountability Christina McPherson said.Statewide, the number of high schools getting an Afor 2012 rose to 231, up from 148 last year.School grades this year were based on higher achievement levels derived from a raise in the past threshold on standardized tests.Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said: This years results reflect both higher standards and temporary safeguards the state Board of Education approved to help smooth the transition. As we continue toward implementing Common Core State Standards and assessments, we will continue to raise the bar as we prepare our students for success beyond high school.Coral Shores, Marathon Bs, Key West an ABy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Photo by ALI ADAMSThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Departments Sombrero Beach Holiday Games were held Wednesday at Sombrero Beach,with sand sculptures and castles competing for top spots.Winning first place in sculpture was this Canadian team,the Sandy Sombreros,with an alligator eating a snake.The top spot in sandcastles also went to a team from Canada.Judges were Mike Puto,Jaymie Lugo and Martin Cummins.Overall,18 teams competed.WINNING SAND SCULPTURE School grades this year were based on higher achievement levels derived from a raise in the past threshold on standardized tests. More video-game lawsHuman nature dictates that we are comfortable with what we can see or touch. It makes for easy solutions. In the case of the recent mass shootings in the U.S, there is a subtler problem, albeit requiring a more long-term solution. We send children to school to learn. Why? Because their minds are like empty hard drives on a computer. They absorb knowledge that helps them form their character and moral values. If we fill their minds with violence and destruction, in many cases that will become the norm. I believe we need stronger laws not for the control of guns but for the control of age-appropriate video games and movies. Parents have to take more responsibility for what information is being downloaded into their childrens minds. Howard Gelbman Key LargoPaid benefitsIm sick to death of hearing Social Security and Medicare referred to as entitlement programs. We have paid into the Social Security trust fund all of our lives. Its our money, not an entitlement. That trust fund has been looted by Congresses stealing our money. Somebody should go to jail. The same goes for Medicare. The cost of health care has bankrupted Medicare in no small part because Big Pharma and Big Medicine use Medicare to inflate their bills through useless tests and useless drugs. Stop calling benefits we paid for all of our lives entitlements. Peter Anderson Key WestAnother great ChristmasThe Tavernier Volunteer Fire Department 2012 toy drive was a great success. Thanks to the generous support of the Tavernier community, we collected $450 cash, more than 75 toys and four grocery carts full of canned food. We donated the cash and a portion of the food to Burton Memorial United Methodist Churchs food pantry. Some toys were donated to Wesley House Family Services (Tavernier) for our Upper Keys kids. And for the first time in many years, we were able to directly donate toys and food to three local families. As in years past, the Tavernier Volunteer Fire Department wants to acknowledge and thank Winn-Dixie in the Tavernier Towne plaza for its continuing support. Without Winn-Dixies kindness, our efforts would not have been so successful. Our sincere thanks to the people of Tavernier for helping us help our community. Rob Burley, chief Tavernier Volunteer Fire DepartmentThanks,Winn-DixieThe Key Largo School fifth-grade safety patrols would like to thank Winn-Dixie Key Largo for its generous donation of $600 toward the annual fish fry that will take place Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Key Largo School cafeteria. Key Largo store Director Danny Natelli along with Winn Dixie Neighborhood Involvement Specialist Farrah Shoukry met with Assistant Principal Laura Lietaert with the good news and also plans for exciting events to take place in 2013 at both the Winn-Dixie Key Largo store and at Key Largo School. Way to go, Winn-Dixie Key Largo. Debbie Williams Key Largo
In 2013, small-business owners will contend with many of the same issues that made it hard to run their companies during the past 12 months.Theyre also heading into the new year with a lot of uncertainty. Its unlikely that negotiations in Congress will resolve all of lawmakersdisagreements over tax and budget issues that affect small businesses. And there are still many questions about the implications of the healthcare law for small companies.That points to continued caution and perhaps slow hiring among the nations small companies.Uncertainty is the bane of every small business, says Scott Shane, a professor of entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve Universitys Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland. Their only rational response is to pull in their horns and slow down.Small businesses arent likely to get much encouragement from the economy. Its expected to grow by no more than 3 percent in 2013, according to the Federal Reserve. Heres a look at some of the issues facing small businesses in the coming year:TaxesLawmakers are still haggling over whats called the fiscal cliff, the combination of billions of dollars in tax increases and budget cuts. Even if Congress reaches an agreement, small business owners wont have the certainty they need, according to Todd McCracken, president of the National Small Business Association, a group that lobbies on behalf of small companies. It almost surely wont be comprehensive enough that we wont be revisiting it next year, McCracken says. Hes concerned that therell be another fiscal cliff in six months which would mean more negotiations and more uncertainty.Many small-business owners are worried about their personal tax rates. Sole proprietors, partners and owners of what are called S corporations, all report the income from their businesses on their individual Form 1040 returns. That means their companies are in effect taxed at personal rates, which can be higher than corporate rates.One of the most important tax provisions for small businesses, whats known as the Section 179 deduction, will shrink to $25,000 next year from $125,000 in 2012. The deduction, which applies to equipment purchases, was $500,000 in 2011. Congress can increase the deduction at any time, even after 2013 has begun. But for the time being, business owners cant count on getting a big break.Its a huge change for companies planning on making investments, McCracken says. Health careHealth care has been another source of uncertainty for small business owners. The new year will bring some, but probably not all, of the answers to questions about how the new healthcare law will affect them. Many will have to devote some time to understanding the law or hire someone to help them do it. Theyll have to get their arms around the law, look at their options, learn more about the exchanges, says John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority, a lobbying group. Under the law, companies with 50 or more employees will be required to provide affordable healthcare insurance for their employees starting Jan. 1, 2014. During 2013, federal and state health insurance exchanges will be set up, and owners will be able to see how much it will cost them to buy insurance. As the year begins, however, many small-business owners dont know whether their states will be creating exchanges, or whether theyll have to go into the national system. For some owners, that information will help them decide whether they will buy insurance, or whether theyll decide its cheaper to not provide coverage and just pay the government a $2,000-peremployee fine. For those who have close to 50 workers, they may decide to not hire more workers in order to remain outside the laws jurisdiction.LendingDont look for the smallbusiness lending climate to get easier in 2013. Owners who are uneasy about the economy, taxes, and healthcare arent expected to significantly increase their borrowing, especially as many have been paying down debt since the recession. But even those who are ready to borrow are expected to find its still hard to get a loan. Bankers are unlikely to be more liberal in their lending policies. Depressed lending levels may be with us well beyond 2013, says James Schrager, a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The problem isnt just that banks are cautious about small business loans. Schrager notes that home equity loans, a traditional source of money for people starting or expanding a business, remain difficult to get, the result of the collapse in the mortgage market in 2008. 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(*)$118,500$90,0001087Barbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsBarbara Eads Rlty./Barbara Eads 96000 Overseas Hwy.$869,000$717,500280Buttonwood Rlty./Antonio HernandezButtonwood Rlty./Antonio Hernandez Mirimar Dr. (*)$29,000$16,000179Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Lucy DoyleCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Lucy Doyle 34 Poinciana Dr.$209,900$195,000163Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Charity ReblKeller Williams Rlty./Elsa Cristobal 335 Laguna Ave.$755,000$755,000163RE/MAX Keys Properties/Jim SignorMarr Properties/Terry Canto 104350 Overseas Hwy.$267,000$230,00038Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaKey West 107 Front St.$1,075,000$925,000723Compass Rlty./Michele GrahlICAMCO R.E./Barton Smith 281 Trumbo Rd.$1,325,000$1,300,000341Location 3 R.E.of KW/N. Swift, J. LongCompass Rlty./Megan Behmke 618 Petronia St.$459,900$440,000295Prud. Knight & Gardner/Joanne TarantinoPreferred Properties/Laura Mcchesney 29 Kingfisher Ln.$299,000$280,000221Compass Rlty./Michele GrahlCompass Rlty./Michele Grahl 704 White St.$599,000$550,000206Truman & Co./Lynn KaufeltBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 1401 Simonton St.$499,000$410,000202Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 3611 Flagler Ave.$587,000$547,000153Beach Club Brokers/Dawn ThornburghRE/MAX Southernmost/Ken Schultz 2916 Staples Ave.$575,000$570,780134Schwartz Property Sales/Andrea WeitzCompass Rlty./Megan Behmke 101 Front St.$695,000$647,50085Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeCompass Rlty./Megan Behmke 2920 Seidenberg Ave.$298,980$275,00077KW Royal Palms Rlty./Scott FormanPreferred Properties/Gary Thomas 804 Ashe St.$525,000$500,00075Truman & Co./Lynn KaufeltTruman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt 113 Front St.$1,340,000$1,250,00078Compass Rlty./Megan BehmkeCompass Rlty./J. Michael Caron 1018 Varela St.$440,000$435,00072Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoSchwartz Property Sales/Jimmy Lane 3312 Northside Dr.$127,500$110,00069Realty Executives Fl Keys/Roberto MiraColdw ell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 404 Porter Ln.$749,000$700,00056Compass Rlty./Megan BehmkeCompass Rlty./Megan Behmke 2601 Roosevelt Blvd.$279,000$260,00039Richard Padron & Assoc./Michael SpirnakSouthernmost Rlty./John McKenzie 718 Olivia St.$612,500$612,5000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/John ParceC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 1409 5th St.$350,000$350,00028Schwartz Property Sales/Andrea WeitzCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Andrea Weitz 117 Duval St.$5,500,000$5,500,0000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompColdwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompMarathon 94 Calle Ensueno$765,000$725,000687American Caribbean R.E./Ginger HendersonAmerican Caribbean/Ginger Henderson 2180 Yellowtail Dr.$299,000$275,000441Exit Realty Florida Keys/Mindy GainesExit Realty Florida Keys/Mindy Gaines 725 105th St.$229,900$215,000133Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne RueschColdwell Banker Schmitt/Mary Zecca 113 Gulf Wind Ln.$625,000$575,000113Island Breeze Rlty./David GregoAmerican Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas 1500 Yellowtail Dr.$188,100$194,00053American Caribbean/Team LabossiereAmerican Caribbean/Paul LabossierePlantation Key 90791 Old Hwy.$989,000$875,000131Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingSaddlebunch 81 Bay Dr.$599,000$509,000310Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co./Melissa KrabillStock Island 5455 MacDonald (*)$2,950,000$1,000,0001546SBX Commercial R.E./Peter BattySBX Commercial R.E./Peter BattySugarloaf Key 30 Loggerhead Ln. (*)$55,000$40,00073Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Heather HensonExit Realty Florida Keys/Susan Rich(*) Vacant land 2013 a challenge for small businessHere are three huge issues they confrontBy JOYCE M.ROSENBERGAssociated PressFUTURE FORECASTINAUGURAL ARRIVAL Water-squirting fire trucks,a red carpet and a man blowing a conch shell greeted passengers stepping off Delta Airlines and U.S.Airways flights Dec.21 at Key West International Airport.Delta now offers direct flights from New Yorks LaGuardia Airport Jan.5 and each Saturday from March 2 through April 6.Direct U.S.Airways flights from Washingtons Reagan National Airport are now offered once daily through Jan.5 and continue each Saturday through April.Southwest is to begin daily service between New Orleans and Key West on March 9.
South Floridas wadingbird population suffered during 2012, with nesting on the decline due to the return of too much water too fast for herons, wood storks, ibises and egrets.The 2012 wading-bird nest total was a 39 percent decline compared to the average over the past decade, according to the South Florida Water Management District.While the 26,395 nests found were just 57 less than last year, it was also the third year in a row of poor nesting totals. It continued a steep drop-off from 2009s spike to 77,505 nests which was the most since the 1940s. Back-to-back years of drought followed by a rainy 2012 resulted in yo-yoing water levels that caught many wading birds off guard. Also, the small prey fish that wading birds rely on to survive have yet to recover from previous droughts.When the water is too high and prey fish arent plentiful enough, wading birds either cant nest or they abandon their nests and leave the young to starve. Manmade manipulations of water supplies from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades add to the strain.Draining more water into wetlands to keep farms and towns dry during storms and taking more water from wetlands for the public supply during droughts can throw off wading bid nesting. It really comes down to the water, said Terrie Bates, the districts director of water resources. They literally live or die based on water levels.In addition to wading-bird nesting declining this year, the totals are far below targets for Everglades restoration.In Everglades National Park and the Everglades water conservation areas that stretch across Broward and Palm Beach counties, the 346 tricolored heron nests found during 2012 were far from the 5,000 nests target set in the state and federal restoration plan. The 820 wood stork nests were well under the 1,500 nests restoration target.Decades of draining and development destroyed about half of the Evergladeswetlands. Wading-bird populations have dropped about 90 percent from the flocks that once darkened the skies, according to Audubon of Florida.Long-planned-but-slowmoving Everglades restoration seeks to counteract that human influence by storing and cleaning more stormwater so that it can be used to replenish Everglades wetlands instead of draining so much water out to sea for flood control. But that restoration requires building more water storage areas and pollution-filtering marshes, which remain behind schedule. We throw away water when its abundant [and] then when a drought comes ... we make the drought doubly worse, Audubon scientist Paul Gray said. The birds and the plants and the fish just cant keep up. In 2012, the number of snowy egret nests dropped by 56 percent, wood stork nests declined 44 percent and white ibis nests dipped 39 percent, compared to the average over the past decade, according to the water management district. The decline in endangered wood stork nests was particularly troubling because scientists also found that all 820 of the wading birds nests in the Everglades either failed or were abandoned, meaning no offspring survived. KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday,December 29,2012 The Best Charter Fishing Fleet in the KeysCome catch sh with us 305-664-4511Whale Harbor Marina & Restaurant Group would like to wish everyone a very Happy, healthy, Peaceful and prosperous NEW YEARMONDAY DECEMBER 31st RING IN THE NEW YEAR HOG STYLE!SPECTAULAR PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY (FIREWORKS) CONTESTS AND PRIZES PLUS, COME RIDE THE NEW MECHANICAL HOG! DONT MISS THIS ONE AND JUST HEAR ABOUT IT TOMORROW. SPORTS BAR & GRILL Open 7 days a Week from 11am-4am DJs LIVE MUSIC Hog Parties New Happy Hour 3PM-7PM Serving great food later than any other restaurant in the Upper Keys! WATCH ALL THE NFL GAMES HERE 18 HDTVs Two 60 HDTV Plasmas Giant 12 HDTV 305-664-9669 mm 85.5 (Look for the Hog Heaven sign) The Best Ocean View in the Keys Happy Hour Monday Thru Friday NEWMENUIN 2013! NOW WE HAVE HANDS DOWN THE BEST FOOD! HAVE YOU BEEN TO WAHOOS LATELY? MM83.5 in Islamorada 305-664-9888 (Beside Whale Harbor Buet) ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB PLUS 80 Other Seafood & Non-Seafood items ASK ABOUT OUR LOCALS DISCOUNT Floridas Finest & Freshest WORLD FAMOUS ALL-U-CAN-EAT SEAFOOD BUFFET MM 83.5 in Islamorada 305-664-4959 (Beside Braza Lena Brazilian Steakhouse)Tues-Sun 5pm-9:30pm OPEN NEW YEARS EVE & DAY WITH CHAMPAGNETOAST 16 perfectly seasoned cuts of meat, expertly carved at your table by our specially trained Gauchos Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb & Shrimp PLUS 2 lighter options: Salad Bar only for $27.95, or the Braza Express for $31.95. Two incredible locations to serve you: MM 83.5 in Islamorada 305-664-4940 (Beside Whale Harbor Buet) 421 Caroline street (at the corner of Caroline and Duval)In Key West 305-432-9440, Open 7 days ~ 5191 Overseas Highway Marathon,FL 33050LYNN B.LUCAS,P.A.REALTOR A warm thank you to all of my Buyers and Sellers for their trust and confidence in 2012. 1.594 28th St. Ocean, Marathon 2.0 Treasure Road, Marathon 3341 25th St. Ocean, Marathon4.300 Duck Key Dr. #6, Duck Key 5.8037 Shark Dr., Marathon 6.1215 97th St. Ocean #2, Marathon7.1236 74th St. Ocean #3, Marathon8.1232 74th St. Ocean #1, Marathon9.231 5th St., Key Colony Beach 10.500-550 E. 63rd St. Ocean, Marathon11.12690 Overseas Hwy. #11, Marathon12.11040 1st Ave. Ocean, Marathon 13.7076 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key 14.74 Tranquility Way, Marathon 15.490 10th St., Key Colony Beach 16.5001 Sunset Village Dr., Duck Key17.141 9th St., Key Colony Beach 18.2675 Yellowtail Dr., Marathon 19.123 Brian Road, Marathon20.62900 Overseas Hwy. #23, Coral Key21.138 N. Indies Drive, Duck Key 22.29114 Guava Lane, Big Pine Key23.7501 Gulfstream Blvd., Marathon24.0 Coury Dr., Key Colony Beach 25.821 W. Ocean Dr. #7, Key Colony Beach26.113 Gulfwinds Lane, Marathon 27.117 Coco Plum Dr. #7, Coco Plum If youre ready to LIST or BUY give me a call at(305) 393-0559 or visitwww .KeysHomeHunter .com lynn@KeysHomeHunter.com BEFORE AFTER Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental AssociationWhitening can effectively restore your smile.Big Pine 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.com Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosReport: Wading-bird nesting drops in S. Fla.District cites up and down water levelsBy ANDY REIDSun SentinelENVIRONMENT
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,DECEMBER 29,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & EntertainmentA new you for a new yearThe end of 2012 is a great time to reflect on our lives to determine whether were on the path to which we aspire. Its also a time for new beginnings as we vow to make positive changes and set new goals. New Years resolutions often take on the form of a new personal goal such as losing weight or getting healthy. Fashion designer Miuccia Prada said: What you wear is how you present yourself to the world. So in 2013, make a resolution to improve on yourself and how you feel about your personal style. Some simple style suggestions: Wear more color. Although you can really never go wrong with black, there is something to be said about that pop of color. In 2013, bring more color into your wardrobe and instead of relying on your little black dress for every work function, wedding or cocktail event, add a blouse, shoes or dress with color to brighten up your look. Splurge on one basic piece that you can wear multiple ways. This could be a great pair of shoes, jeans, a dress or even a handbag. Just make sure its something that fits you well and that is versatile enough to enhance any occasion. So when finding that item to indulge in, make sure its one you know you will wear and love forever. Wear bold, statement jewelry this is one of my favorite wardrobe makers. Statement jewelry can absolutely transform your look, whether just wearing jeans and a T-shirt or a beautiful dress for a night out. Pick bold pieces in hues in which you look good and that will complement the wardrobe already in your closet. Invest in good underpinnings undergarments are the foundation to a good wardrobe. If you cant remember the last time you bought yourself something new in this category, make a resolution to invest in some good solid undergarments in 2013. Not only will you feel more feminine, youll find that your clothes look better when your panty lines are nonexistent. Wear patterns and stripes. Patterns and stripes are a great addition to your wardrobe and the perfect way to create a stylish new you. Buy the wardrobe staple of a nautical striped shirt in navy/white or black/white, or try bold patterns in bright colors. You can also try pairing two patterns together, such as a skirt and shirt. Just make sure the base of both is in the same hue. Clean out your closet. Its a new year and what you didnt wear last year will definitely not be worn this year. You will be amazed at what you find a shirt with tags still on it, shoes youve forgotten about or perhaps even a pair of jeans that didnt fit before but now do. Sort through your closet and remember that the No. 1 rule is that if it doesnt fit you well, then you shouldnt keep it. Donate or consign anything that no longer works for you. I also like to rotate things around so if I tend to wear a few things more often, I might put those in a different place and move a few items Id like to start wearing more to the front. When in doubt about what to purge, ask a friend to come by and over a bottle of wine, have her help you sort. Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, LeahsFabulousFinds.com.Clean out the closet and splurgeCONCH STYLELeah Maki ConchStyle Photo by SEDURA IMAGERYAccessories can be color coordinated like this purse and fashion jewelry combination. PROVIDING CHEER For the fifth straight year,a fifth-grade gifted class made up of students from Mary Immaculate,Gerald Adams,Glynn Archer and Poinciana elementary schools in Key West,and their teacher Katrina Madok,visited Lower Keys Medical Center to help bring cheer during the holidays.The kids offered patients and staff cards and ornaments to decorate their rooms and nurse stations.The hospital gave the class hot chocolate milk and fresh-baked cookies at the end of their visit.Ah, Florida, this is why we love youWednesday, we brought you some of the weird and whacky in the Keys from the past year. Today, its the entire states turn. In 2012, Florida was a state where a lifeguard got fired for saving a life, a woman got arrested for riding a manatee and a man repeatedly used 911 as a phone sex service. Think thats weird? It gets worse and more tragic. In one of the states most horrifying stories of the year, a man stripped a homeless man naked and attacked him in Miami, chewing off most of his face before police fatally shot him. And it wasnt the only story of its kind. In Manatee County, deputies used multiple Tasers to subdue a naked man who bit off part of another mans arm. Later in the year, a man won a roach-eating contest outside a Deerfield Beach pet store and then dropped dead in front of the store when body parts of the dozens of roaches he swallowed blocked his airway. We tend to be a magnet from every direction for all kinds of sketchery, said Billy Corben, a documentary director whose works include Cocaine Cowboys about Miamis cocaine wars in the 1980s. Its very late in the game where we go, That dude? I guess he seemed kind of weird. Corben, whose Billy Pulpit website compiles weird Florida news, said Floridians tend to show up in high numbers on The Jerry Springer Show and Americas Most Wanted. And odd stories elsewhere always seem to have a Florida tie like former CIAdirector David Petraeuss extramarital affair being exposed through a Tampa socialite. And when anti-virus software founder John McAfee ran from Belizean authorities who wanted to question him about the slaying of a neighbor, he wound up in Miami Beach, where he shopped, ate sushi and posed for photos with tourists. The state seems to either passively or directly endorse all of this lunacy in some way or another, Corben said. Then again, this is the state where Gov. Rick ScottEnd of year means recap of strangenessAssociated PressREWIND:2012 IN FLORI-DUH Associated Press photo by WILFREDO LEEIn this June 12 file photo,Dr.Wrood Kassira,a University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital plastic surgeon,gestures as she speaks on the condition of Ronald Poppo,pictured at left.Poppo was a homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack along a busy Miami street May 26.See Florida,2B Bubbles from $15 to $90 to toast 2013Its going to be important to properly celebrate the departure of good-riddance 2012 and the arrival of hopesprings-eternal 2013. Asuitable toast comes from that prolific writer Anon., who penned: May the best of this year be the worst of next. Of course, the beverage of choice for toasts is bubbly champagne, sparkling wine, cava, sekt, spumante any kind, from any place, at any price. Use a tall, slim flute so you can watch the bubbles rise. Be careful, though. Researchers at the University of Surrey in England did an experiment with a dozen partygoers and concluded that bubbly gets you tipsy and silly more quickly than still wine, although they couldnt say exactly why. Heres an upbeat toast from Oprah Winfrey: Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. 2004 Gloria-Ferrer Carneros Cuvee, Carneros (55 percent pinot noir, 45 percent chardonnay). Aromas of fresh-baked brioche and vanilla, persistent tiny bubbles, ripe pear flavors, long, creamy finish; $60. Nonvintage GloriaFerrer VAde VI, Carneros (89 percent pinot noir, 8 percent chardonnay, 3 percent muscat). Lightly sweet from muscat grapes, ripe peach and apricot flavors, tart finish; $22. 2002 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose, Epernay, France (51 percent pinot noir, 28 percent chardonnay, 21 percent pinot meunier). Persistent foam, amber color, rich strawberry flavors, opulent, long finish; $65. Nonvintage Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, Reims, France 1/3 pinot noir, 1/3 chardonnay, 1/3 pinot meunier). Myriad tiny bubbles, opulent aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, cherries and hazelnuts; $65. Nonvintage Cham-pagne Bollinger, Special Cuvee (60 percent pinot noir, 25 percent chardonnay, 15 percent pinot meunier). Toasty, yeasty aroma, myriad tiny, persistent bubbles, flavors of apple pie and peach tart, firm structure, long finish; $90. Nonvintage GloriaFerrer Blanc de Noirs, Carneros (92 percent pinot noir, 8 percent chardonnay). Lots of tiny bubbles, black cherry flavors, tart finish; $22. Nonvintage GloriaFerrer Sonoma Brut, Sonoma (91.2 percent pinot noir, 8.8 percent chardonnay). Hazelnut aromas, flavors of golden apples, firm structure; $22. 2004 Gloria-Ferrer Royal Cuvee, Carneros (67 percent pinot noir, 33 percent chardonnay). Yeasty aroma, ripe pear and caramel flavors, persistent bubbles; $32. 2008 Biltmore Estate Blanc de Blancs Brut, North Carolina (100 percent chardonnay). Ener-getic bubbles, flavors of mangoes and lemons; $25. Nonvintage Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta Brut, Franciacorta, Italy (60 percent chardonnay, 30 percent pinot blanc, 10 percent pinot noir). Lively froth, bread dough aromas, flavors of lemons and limes; $20. 2002 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage, Epernay,These are all great ways to welcome yearBy FRED TASKERWINE AND THE NEW YEARSee Wine,2BHappy New Year!
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,December 29,2012 Across 1Argentine grassland 6Teachers request 11Cell unit:Abbr. 14Wise words 19Oklahoma natives 20Poetry middle name 21Double Fantasy artist 22Pageant accessory 23Item on a resolution list 25Wiggly belt? 27Abate 28Headliner 29Choose to participate 30Dr.concerned with rhythm 31__ tai 33Some are inflated 35Stick-to-it-iveness 40Listed in England? 42Those,in Tijuana 44Look askance 45__ test 47Flour or sugar,e.g. 51High degrees 52Floride,e.g. 53Desdemonas husband was one 54Stage direction 55One may be coed 56Words to one taking off 58Fictional plantation 61Madness put to good use: Santayana 63Richards Stakeout co-star 64Blast from the past 66Marcuss partner 69Closet contents, maybe 70Classic comedy duo 73Snacks in shells 75Jet-setters transport,perhaps 77Dutch painter of The Cat Family 78Blessing elicitor 79Deal with,as thirst 82Andean ancient 83Trailing 84Baseball family name 87Prefix meaning vinegar 89Further 91Supermodel Sastre 92Pueblo Revolt tribe 93Sucker that debuted in 1931 96M.I.T.grad,often 97Opposed 99Splendor 100I have no idea 102Its often between two periods 105Tiff 107Ready,as a keg 108But,to Brutus 111Brink 113Pablo __ y Picasso 115Plant with stickers 117s-s compact resurrected in 2012 121Vigorous effort 123Use 121-Across on 124Path to enlightenment 125Notre Dames river 126River frolicker 127Wimbledon courts, in essence 128Cockpit calc. 129Vampires undoing 130Oscar winner Witherspoon Down 1Got set for a shot? 2Fragrant extract 3Yellowstone bellower 4Latino Muppet prawn 5Took over 6__ Paulo 7Yellowstone buglers 8A-list 9Got by 10Captivate 11Spell-casting art 12Not up to it 13Cape Fearactor 14Really hard to hum along to 15Bad-mouth 16Thats the spot! 17Miracle-__ 18Use the feed bag 24Assigner of Gs and Rs26Teddies and such 32Data 34Fill to the bursting point 36Fixture in many an office hallway 37Digging 38Sch.staffer 39Polite rural affirmative 40Tyke 41Very affected 43Without 45__ energy 46Fang 48Toothbrush handle? 49Home-school link: Abbr. 501974 title role for Dustin 52Henry James biographer Leon 53Alley Oops kingdom 57Infomercial cutter 59Nutritional stds. 60__ a stinker?:Bugs Bunny line 62Church pledge 65Site of a Biblical plot 67In need of a massage 68Midday event 70Baccarat call 71One may include a walk-off homer 72Like pre-digital recordings 74Fixes the fairway, say 76Made tidy 78Blood typing letters 80Bus.driver? 81URL opener 84Cries of discovery 85It means nothing at Arthur Ashe Stadium 86Go on first 88Bolivian bears 90Tea serving? 94Dazzle 95Scout shirt feature 96Largest penguin 98Breaks off 101In-flight beverage? 103It doesnt last 104White-plumed wader 106Long bone 108Condition 109Its nobody __ business 110Caterpillar rival 112Mount near Catania 114Doze,with out 116Head of France? 117High-speed PC connection 118Andean tuber 119Daily newspaper index 120Piece that can follow the ends of the nine longest puzzle answers 122Pint-size L.A.Times crossword puzzle MISSING PIECE Solution in the Jan.2 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Dec.26 puzzle. France (51 percent chardonnay, 26 percent pinot noir, 23 percent pinot meunier). Yeasty aroma, persistent bubbles, flavors of hazelnuts and ripe apricots, long finish; $58. Nonvintage Anna de Codorniu Brut, Penedes, Spain (70 percent chardonnay, 30 percent parellada). Lots of active bubbles, aromas of camellias, rich lemon and pineapple flavors, $15. Nonvintage Woodbridge Sparkling Wine by Robert Mondavi, California (100 percent chardonnay). Active bubbles, fruity, lightly sweet flavor of lemons and apricots; $10. 2007 Mumm Napa Blanc de Blancs, Napa Valley (90 percent chardonnay, 10 percent pinot gris). Yeasty, toasty aroma, flavors of hazelnuts, vanilla and citrus, long finish; $20. Nonvintage Domaine Ste. Michelle Extra Dry Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley, Wash. Lots of persistent bubbles, fairly sweet, aromas and flavors of golden delicious apples; $11. 2007 Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Ros Franciacorta, Italy (65 percent pinot noir, 35 percent chardonnay). Big bubbles, aromas and flavors of red berries; $18. Nonvintage Gustave Lorentz Cremant dAlsace Brut, France (1/3 chardonnay, 1/3 pinot blanc, 1/3 pinot noir). Yeasty aroma, light and crisp, with green apple and mineral flavors; $25. Fred Tasker is a former Miami Herald writer but still writes about wine for the McClatchy News Service. He can be reached at fredtasker firstname.lastname@example.org.Plenty from which to choseFrom Wine,1B mistakenly gave the media a phone sex number to promote a meningitis hot line. After a broadcaster posted it, at least one caller was greeted with a recording of Hello boys... from a lusty sounding lady. Several gaffes involved hunting Floridians. There were the two guys in Santa Rosa County who used a bow and arrow to kill a neighbors pet turkey, which they planned to eat on Thanksgiving. Then there was a Flagler County man who shot his girlfriend in the legs because he thought she was a wild hog.Freaky FacebookAmother and daughter were sentenced to two months in jail for using two dogs to kill a farm-raised pig in their backyard. They posted video of the attack on Facebook, which led to their arrest. Ah, Facebook! It caused trouble for several other Floridians. ASarasota County man was kicked off a jury after a judge learned he sent the defendant a Facebook friend request. The juror further infuriated the judge with a Facebook post bragging about getting dismissed from jury duty. He was given three days in jail. AManatee County music teacher was issued a verbal warning for a Facebook conversation in which she described an 8-year-old student as the evolutionary link between orangutans and humans. Ahigh-school science teacher also had some explaining to do when she put a cone-shaped dog collar on at least eight students and the cone of shame photos appeared on Facebook. Those werent the only strange events in Florida schools. APlant City teacher was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill another teacher he suspected was spreading rumors about him. And a man showed up at his kindergarteners school to retrieve a bag of marijuana and a scale he left in the boys backpack. More evidence that pot affects short-term memory? An 18-year-old Tampa woman was charged with DUI and marijuana possession three times in less than three weeks, the last two times on back-to-back days.Horsing aroundBunnell police charged a man with riding a horse while intoxicated after he led officers on a half-hour chase, while a 52-year-old St. Petersburg woman was arrested after police found photos of her riding a manatee. Floridians also showed that theyll steal just about anything. An Ocala woman told police thieves stole her Thanksgiving turkey from a freezer in her garage; a man was charged in Lakeland after police said he stole two swan eggs from a nest and cooked them; about 150,000 baby clams were reported stolen in Lee County; and a MiamiDade man had 500 canaries stolen from his home. Perhaps the oddest was a Reddick woman who drove home to find someone stole her driveway, carting away 300 square feet of brick pavers. And its not as if Florida authorities dont take theft seriously. Ajudge in Ocala sentenced a homeless man to 180 days in jail and fined him $500 for stealing $2 worth of candy. Then there was the guy accused of selling methamphetamine in Polk County who swiped the recorder with his confession and flushed it down a toilet. The suspect told the detective, Tighten up on your job, homie.Strip-club loveEven more embarrassing, a Broward County deputy was fired for repeatedly visiting strip clubs while he was on duty and wearing his uniform, sometimes skipping official calls. AWest Palm Beach strip-club owner unsuccessfully sued a competing club to block the appearance of Nadya Suleman, claiming the woman best known as Octomom agreed to strip at his club first. Speaking of celebrities and sex, former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a DJ named Bubba the Love Sponge Clem over a secret tape of Hogan having sex with Clems wife. While not quite sex on tape, 911 audio recordings were released of a Tampa man who repeatedly called the emergency line and asked the operator to come over for sex. Floridas unique wildlife always finds a way into the news. An airboat captain near Everglades City was showing an Indiana family how to feed alligators when a 9-footer bit his left hand off. Authorities later charged him with illegally feeding an alligator. Aman strolling along Pompano Beach found a giant blue eyeball and turned it over to authorities. Wildlife officials said it likely came from a swordfish. On another South Florida beach, a lifeguard was fired for helping save a man from drowning. It turns out the man he saved was just outside the area that Hallandale Beach hired a private company to protect. The company said it was at risk once the lifeguard crossed the boundary. In miscellaneous Florida weirdness: Aman who won an auction for the contents of a Pensacola storage unit discovered it contained dozens of preserved human brains, hearts, lungs and other organs that had been collected by a former medical examiner. Aman looking to repay a $400 debt took a taxi to a Jacksonville bank, robbed it and took the taxi back to his apartment. When police found him, he had changed into womens clothes.Sunshine State easliy provides plenty of laughsFrom Florida,1B Edward Archbold,32,of West Palm Beach died as a result of asphyxia due to choking and aspiration of gastric contents after entering a cockroach eating contest in Deerfield Beach.
Saturday,December 29,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com No Name Race5K Walk/RunSaturday,January 12,2013 8 am at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp on Big Pine Key,FloridaSponsored by the Domestic Abuse Shelter Coordinated by Key West Southernmost RunnersFor a registration form go to: www.nonamerace.org or www.southernmostrunners.com Call the Domestic Abuse Shelter for more information at (305) 743-5452Proceeds support the Domestic Abuse Shelter 13th Annual Fireworks and big shows herald New YearForget Times Square. Its so passe and cold, to boot. Here in the Florida Keys, temperatures are likely to be the warmest in the continental United States. And, in keeping with the Keys laid-back lifestyle, the way we welcome in the New Year has a decidedly only-in-the-Keys flavor. For first-time visitors, you can take your pick among a half-dozen major New Years Eve celebrations. In place of the ball-drop at Times Square, the Keys drops a pirate wench, a large fiberglass ruby red slipper, even a giant sailfish (a first this year at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort in Islamorada). Another difference for Keys revelers the fireworks shows take place over water, so boaters can get an unparalleled view of the aerial displays thats hard to duplicate up on the mainland. Starting at Key Largos Blackwater Sound, aerial light shows will be held on New Years Eve in Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and Key West. One of the most-watched events happens in Key West with the drop of a giant conch shell from the roof of Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval St. Theres live music, a rooftop emcee and a huge clock for the countdown. Not far away, at the Bourbon St. Pub/New Orelans House complex, 724 Duval St., female impersonator Sushi stars in the 15th consecutive year of a Keys-only countdown that involves a ruby red show descending from the balcony toward cheering crowds below. Live entertainment by other performers enliven the show, which has been broadcast by network and cable television in previous years. For more information, Visit http : //www.bourbonst pub.com/newyearseve.ht ml. Key West boasts a third unique New Years Eve countdown thats a tribute the Southernmost Citys maritime past.Pirate wench, giant sailfish special in KeysLAttitudes StaffNEW YEARS EVEWho says film is dead? Audiences embraced 2012 offeringsThe movies are dead. That was the mantra of some popular film writers in 2012. They fretted that movies no longer mattered, that they had been replaced by long-form TVnarratives at the water cooler, that they were so empty and disposable they didnt leave you with anything to talk about. And yet by the end of the year, total box office receipts are expected to hit $10.5 billion, with attendance dramatically up from 2011. The most popular movies of the year were the usual assortment of sure things: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man. The Twilight saga drew to a loony end, while another teen-magnet franchise, The Hunger Games, launched. And animated films Brave, Dr. SeussThe Lorax, Wreck-It Ralph drew huge numbers of families. Woody Allen made another frothy crowd pleaser with To Rome with Love. Prometheus, Ridley Scotts eagerly awaited prequel to Alien, was analyzed across the Internet for weeks, even though there was really nothing beneath the surface. Peter Jackson returned to Tolkien with The Hobbit, employing new technology with a higher frame rate to change the look of the movies. Whether it catches on remains to be seen. But 2012 was also packed with cinematic treasures worthy of extended discussion. The micro-Animated films drew families back to theatersBy RENE RODRIGUEZThe Miami HeraldFILM Aerial displays mark the start of a New Year with events from Key Largo to Key West.Visually stunning, Les MiserablesTransforming a hit musical into a movie is never simple, even if the show is as beloved as Les Misrables. Producer Cameron Mackintosh tried in the late 1980s, after Claude-Michel Schnberg and Alain Boublils musical version of the classic 1862 Victor Hugo novel became a massive hit in London and on Broadway. But the cameras didnt start rolling until last March, 27 years after Les Miz first hit the London stage. Hard to say how an earlier Les Miz movie mightMore like opera than a musical in this versionBy CHRISTINE DOLANThe Miami HeraldFILM NEW YEARS EVE DINNER AT THE ISLAND GRILL 2DIFFERENT MENUS2 LOCATIONS MM 85.5 AT SNAKECREEK NEW YEARS EVESPECIAL DINNERMENUChoose from several appetizer specials including Fresh Mussels, or Maine Lobster, Mascarpone Egg rolls. Dinner specials including Baked stuffed Lobster OR Baked stuffed Shrimp OR 14 oz hand cut rib-eye All entrees include 2 sides. MM 97.5 OCEANSIDE NEW YEARS EVEFLORIDA KEYSLOBSTERFESTIncludesLobsterBisque and choice of dinner entree plus choice of desserts all for $49.95 Fresh Florida Lobster Tail Crab stuffed served with key lime butter OR Baked Lobster Mac & Cheese with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Ramono Cheese OR Mango Poached Lobster Tail with a coconut Island Rice and spicy roasted red pepper chimi churri REGULARMENUALSO AVAILABLE! See New Year,5B Hugh Jackman hits the right notesin his portrayal of Jean Valjean.See Les Mierables,4B Daniel Day-Lewis as LincolnSee Film is Dead,4B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,December 29,2012 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070NOWALLDIGITAL! Check movies and show times at our WEBSITEwww.bbtheatres.comor to call our 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLINE853-7003budgeted Beasts of the Southern Wild, a dreamy, heartbreaking snapshot of childhood, came out of nowhere and earned a national release. Steven Spielberg finally made his Lincoln, and the talky, grown-up movie has grossed more than $100 million (and counting), proving adults still pay attention to whats playing. Paul Thomas Andersons The Master was reviled by audiences and hailed by critics (though not this one), but no matter what you thought of the movie, you couldnt leave it behind in the theater. Wes Anderson made his funniest and most heartfelt comedy with Moonrise Kingdom. And Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained was less an ode to westerns than a serious attempt to grapple with historical slavery. Kathryn Bigelows Zero Dark Thirty pulled the curtain back on how the CIAnabbed Osama bin Laden. Ang Lees magical Life of Pi was a visually stunning meditation on storytelling and faith. And Michael Hanekes Amour (opening in South Florida in January) was one of the most beautiful considerations of marriage and old age ever made. Even inauspicioussounding movies like the TVspin-off 21 Jump Street, the male-stripper comedy Magic Mike and the horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods turned out to be terrific. Yes, there were just as many stinkers as ever: Thats My Boy was Adam Sandlers worst movie, and the shot-in-Miami musical Rock of Ages was the cinematic equivalent of nails on chalkboard. But overall, 2012 was a strong year for film, and audiences took notice in massive numbers. Doesnt sound like a dying medium to me.'Adults pay attention'From Film is Dead,3B January 19th11AM to 8PM Rain or ShineBayview Park,Key West FREEADMISSION ENTER T AINMENT Emcee:Captain Marlin Scott11am 12pm:Bahama Village Music Program12pm 2pm:KeyRazy 2pm 5pm:Sauce Boss 5pm 8pm:The Rejects 8th AnnualEXHIBITS Marine Exhibits Arts & Crafts Kids Fun Zone Local Non-ProfitsFOOD MENU Fried Fish Grilled Lobster Stone Crab Key West Pink Shrimp Smoked Fish Dip Conch Fritters Conch Salad Conch Chowder Flan and Key Lime Pie Beer,Wine,Soda and Water ASpecial Thanks to our Sponsors:Elite Sky Seafood Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Fanci Seafood Island T-shirt Graphics GFSKey Largo Fisheries Gulf Manufacturing Key West Engine Service Hak Hide LLC Dolphin Hydraulics Suburban Propane Ryan Construction Services Key West Marine HardwareE.M.C. Oil Co. Blaylock Oil Company Eco Products by P.H.P. Inc. Monroe County Public Works Signs Unlimited have worked out, but for fans, director Tom Hoopers interpretation of a theater classic is worth the wait. The movie is visually stunning, expansive yet intimate. Its true to the style and spirit of the musical in telling the story of Jean Valjean, the hero who transforms his life after 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread. William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator) gets credit for the screenplay along with Herbert Kretzmer, who transformed Boublils original French lyrics into the now-familiar English ones. Theres even a new song, Suddenly, sung by Valjean to reflect his altered life after he rescues the waif Cosette. The story of Valjean and the socio-political turmoil of early 19th century France is told through song. Star Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe as his dogged pursuer Javert and the other actors have little or no spoken dialogue. One song leads into the next, more in the style of an opera than a musical. And as on stage, the actors sing the music live. Les Miz evokes the grandeur and grittiness of France from Valjeans release in 1815 to the aftermath of the student rebellion of 1832. The opening sequence is a stunner, with dozens of men singing Look Down as they trudge through frigid water to haul a massive ship into dry dock. The imperious Javert (Crowe) hands a worn-out Valjean (Jackman) paperwork granting him freedom, but in truth hes branded for life. The story becomes an extended cat-and-mouse chase once Valjean breaks his parole and Javert begins his deadly pursuit. Javert, the righteous man, follows the letter of the law (and Valjean) to extremes; Valjean, transformed after an act of mercy by the Bishop of Digne (Colm Wilkinson, the original stage Valjean), has become a righteous, compassionate man. His life intersects with myriad others throughout Les Miz. Fantine (a radiant and heartbreaking Anne Hathaway), who toils to support her illegitimate daughter Cosette (Isabelle Allen), sheds her dignity bit by bit, finally turning to prostitution. Valjean assures the dying woman hell look after her daughter, and after retrieving Cosette from the clutches of abusive innkeepers Monsieur and Madame Thnardier (a grime-covered Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter), he raises the little girl as his own. Nine years later, as the rebellion is brewing in a majestic Paris, a love triangle forms. ponine (earthy newcomer Samantha Barks), the Thnardiersonce-pampered daughter, is mad for the handsome student Marius (Eddie Redmayne). But he falls instantly in love with the grown Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), who is equally smitten. Marius begins using ponine as a gobetween, and the Heart Full of Love trio sung by Seyfried, Redmayne and Barks is exquisitely beautiful. The climactic battle at the studentshodgepodge barricade is bloody and shocking. Closeups are part of the difference, as we watch the predictable results of soldiers mowing down the rag-tag band and their leader Enjolras (Aaron Tveit). The sad fate of plucky little Gavroche (Daniel Huttlestone) becomes almost unbearable. Jackman is almost wizened-looking yet convincing as Valjean, hitting the right acting notes. He has plenty of stage singing experience, but hes best when he sings full out, as he does on the confessional Who Am I? The softer, prayerful passages of Bring Him Home arent nearly as effective. Musically, Valjean demands an operatic strength and range that the appealing Jackman doesnt possess. Likewise Crowe, who has fronted his own rock band, brings a strong baritone to Javerts Stars and Soliloquy, but his acting trumps his singing. Hooper has honored a much-loved stage musical while opening it up visually and casting it with names that should help sell tickets. Les Miz purists may not be happy, and those who dont dig classics and/or musicals wont go. But the director delivers an engaging version of a sweeping epic, an enduring tale of romance, sacrifice and heroism. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen. Director: Tom Hooper. Screenwriters: William Nicholson, Herbert Kretzmer. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh.'Engaging version of a sweeping epic'From Les Miserables,3B 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 Wyla n d Gallerieshosts Harla nContemporary artist Stephen Harlan will appear as artist in residence at Wyland Galleries, 623 Duval St., Key West, through Monday, Dec. 31. Harlan will be on hand daily and by appointment to unveil his colorful images, painted solely on the computer with electronic brushes, during this Key West holiday appearance. His vivid, intricately detailed paintings include land and ocean scenes, urban streetscapes, breathtaking architectural vistas and abstracts, organizers said. Using special software, Harlan creates realistic pieces. I never really know what a finished painting will look like until I actually print out a large proof, he said. I can depict oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. For more information, call 292-4998 or visit www.wylandkeywest .com.Computer art paintswith electronic brushART Southern Trade Windsby artist Stephen Harlan
Saturday,December 29,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Django Unchained (R):12:30,4:00,7:30p.m. Les Miserables (2012) (PG-13):12:00,3:30,7:00 p.m. Parental Guidance (PG):12:15,2:45,5:15,7:45,10:15 p.m. Jack Reacher (PG-13):12:45,3:45,7:15,10:05 p.m. Monsters,Inc (G):6:45 p.m. 3D: 1:15,4:15,9:30 p.m. The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey (PG-13):4:30p.m. The Hobbit 3D: 1:00,8:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Lincoln (PG-13):2:15,5:45,8:45 p.m. The Guilt Trip (PG-13):1:45,4:15,6:30,9:00 p.m. Chasing Ice (PG-13):2:00,6:15 p.m. Holy Motors (NR):4:00,8:15 p.m. Hitchcock (PG-13):1:30,3:45,6:00,8:30 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey (PG-13):Daily 7:00 p.m.,Saturday/Sunday 2:00,7:00 p.m.(all shows with intermission)Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey (PG-13):4:15 p.m. The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG-13):12:45, 7:45 p.m. Jack Reacher (PG-13):1:15,4:05,7:00,9:50 p.m. Lincoln (PG-13):12:30,3:40,6:50,10:00 p.m. Les Miserables (PG-13):12:10,3:30,6:50,10:10 p.m. Parental Guidance (PG):2:00,4:40,7:20,9:45 p.m. Keys Movie Times Red Barn generates smiles with Oil CityOil City Symphony, described as an aerobic laugh workout, is rocking the rafters at Red Barn Theatre, according to theater promoters. The show, which brought rave reviews when it opens off-Broadway, is a romp through favortie oldies and new lyrics, which Red Barn Artistic Director Joy Hawkins describes as a paean/parody of a Broadway musical with roots in high school plays and band practices of our youth. The cast for the Key West production includes Charles Lindberg, Laurie Breakwell, Gayla Morgan and Trey Forsyth. The story centers on high school alums from the 1970s returning to their old alma mater for a tribute night recognizing their music teacher. Lindberg, who also does double duty as music director for this production, says Oil City Symphony is very funny indeed, whether grimly trying to keep up with the quickening abandon of a mock Hungarian czardas, or haplessly segueing from Verdis Anvil Chorus to Iron Butterflys In-a-Gadda-DaVida or just getting down and funky with a little tune of their own called Beaver Ball at the Bug Club, Oil City Symphony lets the good times roll and in the process skewers every high school music program in the country... butfondly. The program runs Tuesday to Saturday through Jan. 12, with a special 2 p.m. matinee Jan. 12 as well as the 8 p.m. evening show. The bar opens at 7:30. Tickets are available at: www.redbarntheatre .com or call the box office at 296-9911. The Red Barn also offers a Dinner and a Show package with dinner at the nearby Pier House Harborview Cafe.Reviews are in: Funny,upbeat, family fun showTHEATER At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Rack of Lamb Tender...delicious... A hint of rosemary LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002 Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm Oil City SymphonysGayla Morgan,left,and Laurie Breakwell. SPONSORED BY: 10am to 5pm Thursday Sunday December 27, 28, 29 and 30Gulf s ide Village Ma r atho n FL MM 50Upcoming Art Shows Feb.2-3 Holiday Isle,Islamorada Feb.16-18 Waldorf Plaza,Key Largo March 2-3 Holiday Isle,Islamorada March 9-10 Marathon Seafood Festival March 16-17 Holiday Isle,Islamorada ART FESTIVALFlorida Keys Art Guildwww.floridakeysartguild.comJust before midnight, a pirate wench begins a descent from the top of a tall ships mast as cannon booms in welcome to the New Year. The wench is actually one of the owners of the Schooner Wharf Bar,who also plays a major role in the annual Lighted Boat Parade named after the Schooner. For more on the live music and other entertainment there, visit: www.schoonerwharf.com New Years Eve on the Pier, a production of Key West Burlesque, includes a lime drop into a giant margarita glass, designed by well-known Key West artist Rick Worth. Tickets cost $150 and include a four-hour open bar, dinner, a show that kicks off at 10:30 p.m. and, of course, lots of champagne. One warning: this is billed as adult entertainment. For more information, call 295-7676 or visit: www.keystix.com Not to be left in the lurch, Upper Keys revelers have several venues to choose from this year, starting out with a new countdown hosted by Islamoradas Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle, mile marker 84 oceanside. Famous for decades as a party-down place, the newly renovated and now upscale Postcard Inn will introduce New Years celebrants to the sight of a glittering sailfish replica that will descend from the sixth floor of the resorts Tower Building as the clock counts down to midnight and the start of a New Year. Live music from Anchor Atlantic will rock the beachside while others watch a big-screen TVshowing New YorksTimes Square festivities. For more information, call 664-2321. Islamoradas Cheeca Lodge & Spa, mile marker 82 oceanside, is staging a New Years Eve celebration and midnight fireworks display. Attractions include live music, dancing on the beach and a four-course gourmet dinner. For more information, call 305-517-4580. In Key Largo, the events concentrate on Blackwater Sound, which provides a perfect backdrop for aerial displays of fire and light appropriate to signal the start of a New Year. Acluster of bayside restaurants between mile markers 103-104 provide the best viewing spots along with plenty of libations and food choices in keeping with New Yearscelebrations. The Key Largo extravaganza is hosted by Sundowners, Snor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, GusGrille at the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort and the Caribbean Club. Tables fill quickly, so partiers are advised to arrive early. For more information, visit: www.keylargofire works.com For all New Years eve celebrates, just remember to have a designated driver in your party and everyone will have a safe and happy New Year.The midnight hour beckonsFrom New Year,3B A pirate wench marks the start of a New Year with her descent at midnight from a tall ship in Key West Harbor. Entertainer Sushis iconic dropin a ruby red slipper has been televised in past years on national TV. The Conch Shell drop at Sloppy Joes rings in the New Year in a Duval Street tradition.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,December 29,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 301736 SUMMONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRIGN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. CROIX SX-12-CV-131 ACTION FOR: ACTION TO QUIET TITLE AND DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT SANTOS RODRIGUEZ and GISELA SANTANA, Plaintiff vs. VINCENT ALEXANDER, Defendant. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TO: VINCENT ALEXANDER, DEFENDANT ADDRESS: Unknown Within the time limited by law (see note below) you are hereby required to appear before this Court and answer to a complaint filed against you in this action and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment by default will be taken against you as demanded in the complaint, for Witness my hand and the Seal of this Court this 26th day of October, 2012 Venetia H. Velasquez, Esq. CLERK OF THE COURT By: Judith M. Ward-Hall DEPUTY CLERK LAW OFFICES OF WILFREDO A. GEIGEL Wilfredo A. Gigel, Esq. (Attorney for Plaintiff) Address: 5020 Anchor Way Gallows Bay, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands 00820 Tel: (340) 778-8069 Fax: (340) 773-8524 NOTE: The defendant, if served personally, is required to file his answer or other defense with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney within twenty (20) days after service of this summons, excluding the date of service. The defendant, if served by publication or by personal service outside of the jurisdiction, is required to file his answer or other defense with the Clerk of the Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the attorney for the plaintiff within thirty (30) days after the completion of the period of publication or personal service outside of the jurisdiction. Published December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 303576 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-DR-1189-K FAMILY COURT CHARLES MERRITT, Petitioner, and DARCY CABEZUELO, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: DARCY CABEZUELO, whose last known address is: 100 DOGWOOD DRIVE, STRATFORD, CT 06614 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: CHARLES MERRITT C/O SAMUEL J. KAUFMAN, ESQ., 3130 NORTHSIDE DRIVE, KEY WEST, FL 33040 on or before: January 9, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. Y ou must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this matter will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Dated: December 4, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marislady Lopez, Deputy Clerk Published December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 318992 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 1l-CP-000266-K IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHELLE KEEVAN HALPERN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidatcd, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OF 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedents and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is November 11, 2011. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 21, 2012. Personal Representative: MICHAEL HALPERN 87 Cannon Royal Drive Key West, FL 33040 Attorney for Personal Representative: Harold E. Wolfe, Jr., Esq. Florida Bar No. 278297 2300 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste 302 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Tel: 561.697.4100 Fax: 561.697.4101 Published December 22, 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 321267 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2009-CA-001904-KW FANNIE MAE ("FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A SSOCIATION") Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINE A. TECHMER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE A. TECHMER IF A NY; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 10, 2012, and entered in Case No. 44-2009-CA-001904KW, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. FANNIE MAE ("FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A SSOCIATION") is Plaintiff and CHRISTINE A. TECHMER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE A. TECHMER IF ANY; ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; KURT D. TECHMER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KURT D. TECHMER IF ANY; RICHARD J. FOWLER, PA; JOHN DOE A ND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; FLOOR COVERINGS INTERNATIONA L; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, AT 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 35, PEREZ SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 147, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of November, 2012. A MY HEAVILIN Clerk Ad-Interim A s Clerk of said Court By: Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notic email@example.com 10-19195 LBPS Published December 22, 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 327477 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/11/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 851196 UN ROCKET Published December 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 327557 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 1/11/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Road, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2002 Honda civic 2dr VIN# 1HGEM22952L043866 Published December 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 327720 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Art in Public Places Monday, January 7, 2013, 3:00 p.m. First State Bank Conference room, 6900 Overseas Hwy., Marathon Board of Directors Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published December 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 328196 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-CP-241-K Division: Fowler IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH CALIGUIRE, a/k/a JOSEPH CALIGUIRE, JR., a/k/a JOSEPH CALIGIURE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH CALIGUIRE, a/k/a JOSEPH CALIGUIRE, JR., a/k/a JOSEPH CALIGIURE, deceased, whose date of death was July 13,2012, ispending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 29, 2012. Personal Representative: ROBERT L. BEARDSLEE, a/k/a BOBBY LINN BEARDSLEE 10160 Hobby Horse Lane Concord, Ohio 44060 Attorney for Personal Representative: DAVID P. KRON, ESQ. GREENSPOON MARDER, PA Attorney for ROBERT L. BEARDSLEE Florida Bar Number: 0068683 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 700 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 491-1120 Fax: (954) 333-4202 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: email@example.com Published December 29, 2012 January 5, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 328739 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-DR-1351-K Division: Family IN THE INTEREST OF: A NDRIS KRISTIANS BARROSO, A doptee. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR STEP PARENT ADOPTION TO: (name of parent(s)): IGUS VITOLINS (Parents last known address) C/O/ AINA VITOLINA, 23-30 STACIJAS STREET, VALMIERA, LV 42001 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for petition for step parent adoption has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on (name of petitioner): BARRY A ND IEVA BARROSO whose address is: c/o Samuel J. Kaufman, Esq, 3130 Northside Drive, Key West, FL 33040 on or before (date): January 29, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at ( clerks address ) () 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service of Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this matter will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Dated: 12-26-12 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marislady Lopez, Deputy Clerk Published December 29, 2012 January 5, 12, 19, 2013. Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 328892 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/09/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 # 107, Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are final JH4KA7664PC012816 1993 ACURA RFVPMP204C1005036 2012 MOTI KM4CA104541306062 2004 JEHM 1GKCS13W7SK523041 1995 GMC 1FAPP36X7KK221141 1989 FORD JAACH15L5H5410796 1987 ISUZU Published December 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 328298 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of BLUEWATER KEY RV RESORT RV LOT RENTALS BY OWNERS located at 21092 First Av East in the County of Monroe in the City of Cudjoe Gardens, Florida 33042 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Roland B Clark, OWNER, and Rita M Clark, Co-owner. Published December 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 328306 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of BLUEWATER KEY RV LOT RENTALS located at 21092 First Av East in the County of Monroe, in the City of Cudjoe Gardens, Florida 33042 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Roland B Clark, OWNER, and Rita M Clark, Co-owner. Published December 29, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter LOSTCAMERA-REWARD SealifecamlostMolasses Reef12/14.Call#beloworlv withBlueWaterDiversinKey Largo.Thxfordoingright thing!301-643-3769 firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful Thanksgiving Pups Gorgeous markings, big boned & healthy! Being socialized by a professional trainer. Beagle/ White Husky mix. Come pick out your puppy now! To good responsible homes only. Ready mid-Jan. Must be nuetered/spayed when old enough. Call after 5pm only. 305-743-2876 ask for Jacque Asking for a $25 donation. MARATHON BIG LOT SALE S.A.L.T. Services, 2109 O/S Hwy. Sat., 8:30 3 Surplus marine supplies & eqpt. Year End Clearance! Flats boat 18 Maverick Master Angler, 150 HP, 4 cyl. with trailer. Exc cond! 14 alum boat, no motor, $250; Portable generators, marine plywood & starboard; tools; appliances; oak deacons bench, $150; oak rocker, $50; boat lift, needs repair, $1300 MARATHON MOVING SALE Entire contents of home. Recliner, sofas, tables, more! All week, NOW! Reasonable! 435 114 St. 386-690-0384 Queen Size Othopedic Mattress Set New, still in plastic. Will sell $285 cash. 305-434-0557, Key Largo. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. MARATHON Lrg mfg home in 55 + park. 3/2, 1440 sf! Fully furn, Fl. rm, WD, storage shed, dock, ramp. $19,900 obo. Lot rent $719/mo. 305-923-9583 AVAILABLE NOW! MM 94 2 BR / 1 BA. W/D, Stilt constuction. Screened. balcony. $1100 / mo. Call (305) 451-4100 DUCK KEY-Deluxe canal frontspacious home, dockage 3/2, all tile, huge screened in patio, W/D, A/C, pets ok. $2000/mo FLS. 800-386-7969Duck Key Gated Estate on Point Secluded. Private. Large dock, private beach, pool, coral rock walls, 4/3, Annual, $3,200 mo. + util. N/S, 305-304-4166KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furnished 3 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. Call 786-258-3127 KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furn/unfurn. 2 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. 786-258-3127 KEY LARGO PK. 2 BR / 1 BA 700 sq. ft., W/D, section 8 accepted. Boat ramp, pier & cabana. $1050 + util. Avail. 1/1/13. Call (786) 380-0336. Marathon Executive Rental Bay Front, Stirrup Key 6 Mo lease 3BR/3BA $4,000 + util, FLS. Call Dave 305-743-8328 Islandbreezerentals.net A MOVE IN NOW from $350 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. Fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 Furnished Bonefish Towers Grd fl condo. 2/2, Oceaniview! 2 screen porches, W/D, basic cable, water. sewer incl. Many amenities! Mrthn. 289-1069 KCB Gulf Club Condos #5 1BR, 1BA. Conveniently located next to walking paths, park & restaurants. W/D, cable & water incl. 315-523-1284 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
Saturday,December 29,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Marathon 2/2 furnished condo. Pool. Dockage. $1,250/mo + electric. Call Marcy 305-289-6505 C.B. Schmitt Real Estate MTHN SombreroBch3/3T/H, 46dock,htdpool,storage, 1425sf,c/a,dw,w/dhkup,scr patio,petok,$1850+elec,fls, email@example.com. LITTLE TORCH KEY 2BR 1BA on swimming canal. Lrg fenced yard, storage, shed. Pets OK. Avail. Feb. $1400 /mo + util. F/L. 305-295-6432 MARATHON/GRASSY KEY 3/2 ON THE WATER! Dock, EZ access to Ocean & Bay. All util included. Section 8 OK. $1460/mo FLS, 305-216-6300 MARATHON PARK MODEL MOBILE HOME Fully furnished, 1 BR, 1 BA, $700/mo + util. 305-731-5042 MARATHON 1 BR, 1-1/2 BA condo at Coco Plum Terraces. Fully furn, tile floors, pool, tennis & boating! Avail now! $2200/mo. 732-233-5320 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 KEY LARGO MM 96.3 O Sm apt w/sep kit, efficiency style. 22 long scrn in porch. Fully furn incl hi dpth TV & WiFi. $875mo incl util FLS. 853-3779 KEY LARGO MM 99 1 BR / 1 BA. Quiet, off street parking. Water & hot water incl. $700 / mo. $400 sec. No dogs. (305) 394-2233 MARATHON 3 BR, 1 BA Apt Includes gardner, nice size yard. 1 year lease, $1500/mo + utilities. Section 8 approved. Call 305-743-5438 MARATHON Large 1 BR APT 2nd level. Conveniently located. New kitchen, W/D, completely furnished. $1150 mo, F/L/S. 305-289-1150Marathon Lrg 2/2 unfurn apt. 10803 6th Ave Gulf. $1125/mo. Taking applications. 3 year employment & housing history reqd, as well as F/L/S. Util, ph & TV not supplied. 289-1887MM 102.4 LARGE STUDIO 2nd floor, quiet, secluded area. Clean, W/D available. Freshly painted. $825/mo + util. F/LS Call Louis (727) 446-7220MM 106 KEY LARGO 2 BR / 1 BA. Furn. mobile home. $1300 / mo. + util. Also, eff. apt. w/ kit. $625 util. incl. Call (305) 331-4018 Spanish (786) 486-7789 Eng.MARATHON Corner unit office building. Exc business location. 1100 sf. Between Publix & Home Depo, next to Wendys. Jim, 305-481-7557 Marathon Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit #32, 960 sq. ft. $1750/mo. plus elec. Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 Teller Keys Federal Credit Union Marathon We are looking for an energetic individual with a great attitude to assist our members with their banking needs. At least one year customer service and cash handling experience, excellent 10-key skills, and good credit required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Applications can be obtained at www.keysfcu.org. Fax your application to 293-6056. E.O.E.100322014-01Electronic Designer/Engineer Experienced with designing electronic components and speaker systems. Experience & efficient with Solidworks design program. Strong work ethic, productivity & creativity. $45,000 $50,000 + benefits. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Residential Landscape Salesperson/Designer who will work in our design center. We seek a professional who possesses a good sales background with a history of producing creative environments. Must have the ability to sell. Good working knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office programs. Good knowledge of plant materials, outdoor furniture, and accessories, landscape and hardscape design, and construction specifications as they relate to landscape and outdoor environments. Base + commission + benefits. Please send your resume to email@example.com ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER / ANIMAL CARETAKER Key Largo Animal Shelter operated by Humane Animal Care Coalition has a F/T & P/T position open for an Animal Control Officer. Experience preferred, but will train. Duties incl. cleaning & caring for shelter animals. Looking for energetic applicants that love animals. Apply at 105951 Overseas Hwy. (MM 106 O/S) or call (305) 451-0088.HOUSEKEEPER/LAUNDRY ASSOCIATE for Saturday and/or back up status. English fluency as well as current, strong, certifiable exp. a must. Please contact 305-743-6711 FT/PTHousekeeping Detail orientedcleanerforvacation rentalhomesneededASAP. Satworkamust.Pass backgroundtest$10-15+ apply10875Overseashwy 110305-289-2212 Mdreos@gmail.com HOUSEKEEPER F/T or P/T Also FRONT DESK CLERK P/T, possibly leading to F/T. Please apply in person, Key Colony Beach Motel, 441 E. Ocean Dr. 289-0411THE 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 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! RVPARKTRAILERSINSTOCK SuncoastTrailerSales,Inc.Melbourne,FL888-595-2443321-327-2972 www.SuncoastTrailerSales.comDUTCHPARK-BRECKENRIDGE-GRANDLODGE-KROPF-WILDWOODDLX-KEYSTONERETREAT NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Coral Reef Park Co. John Pennekamp DivisionIs seeking: Part Time Boat Rental Part Time Scuba Instructor (Padi Certified) Part Time Snorkel Boat Dive Master FT Narrator Part Time Snorkel Shed Full Time and Part Time ReservationistPickup Applications at Rangers Station (305-451-6301)
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,December 29,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Office/Customer Relations Manager Experienced in most computer software programs, familiarity with shipping and receiving. Organized, efficient & productive, starting pay $10-12 hr, overtime available + benefits. Please send your resume to email@example.com OFFICE MANAGER for busy boat yard office. Excellent interpersonal skills, computer savvy and references a must. Quick Books experience a plus. Competitive pay with benefits including health insurance and holidays. Please email or fax resume to donna@marathon boatyard.com or fax 305.289.0751. EOE DFW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Cooks Waitstaff Prep Persons Apply at Brutus Seafood, 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call 743-9181 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. FRANKS GRILL, MARATHON Hiring Dishwashers & Bussers. Please apply in person, Town Square Mall.IMMEDIATE HIRING Breakfast Servers/Food Runers/Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554 10am-12pm for appointment.Keys Fisheries is looking for experienced line cooks. Good pay and benefits. Apply in person at end of 35th St., Marathon, FL. DFWP, EEO. 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. Shop technician & installer, experienced with wood working tools, electronics & wiring with components & assemblies along with in the field work starting pay $13-15hr, overtime available + benefits. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org DRIVERS: Home Daily and Weekly Openings! No-Touch, Great pay & Miles! Dedicated Miami Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 13 4" WHALER 6 passenger. 40 HP Johnson, with trailer. Has single hook pick up to put on big boat. $3000 obo. 305-289-5771 200918ftPalmBeach CC,Yamaha115hp, Warranty,61hours,Mint! Very Clean,Wellcaredfor,One OwnerBoat,GPS/Depth, Bimini,MP3,allaccessories youneedpricedwellbelow NADA,$16,500OBO305-4340345or email@example.com 44MarineTrader 1980Twin fordlehmandieselmotors. BUCbookvalue$79500$87300.Greatliv-a-board. Seenbyappointment.Asking $firstname.lastname@example.org Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 9.9 HP EVINRUDE, 1998 Short shaft, new condition! Fresh water. $500. 414-640-9326 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 305-905-6867DOCKRENTAL 999 28th St Mrthn $10/ft, per mo.190 dp water dockage, just N. of 7 Mile Bridge. Elec at dock. Sorry no liveaboards. Katrina 305879-1018; Peter 754-245-3261LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 18ft. Heritage sliding seat rowing skiff. 2009, excellent condition. Carbon fiber/ fiberglass oars. $4,500. Call Karl (954) 695-8355. 1 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 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 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 LOBSTER "B" CERTIFICATES 1427. Will sell $50 each. Call 786-760-3147 or 305-741-1217 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 AUTOS WANTED! ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. car-Van-Truck. Running or not. Cash paid. 305-332-0483 ConchCruiser 1994Buick Roadmasterwagongoldw/ wood100000milesrunsgood tiresgoodacnotworking.. $1,000203-417-2132 email@example.com PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 H-D ROAD KING 2006 Excellent cond. Priced to sell at $7500 O.B.O. Call (305) 852-8776 2000 Dodge Mini Van 130K mi, exc cond! New front end, new tires, many new parts. See at MM99. $2000 obo. 305-942-3055 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!!! POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. AdultClinical ServicesCoordinator Supervisesadultmental health,substanceabuseand criminaljusticeprograms. FloridaClinicalLicense Required(LMHC,LMFT, LCSW),FloridaQualified Supervisorandmusthave threeyearssupervisory experience.Full-time. PsycSupport SpecialistsFT Marathon&KW HSDiplomaorGED Veterans/VeteranFamily memberspreferred BehavioralHealth Technician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit Part-Time BehavioralHealth Technician-Marathon OutPatient,Full-Time (GEDHighSchoolcert.) BehavioralHealth Therapists providingservicesto childrenandfamiliesat schools,clienthomes andintheMiddleKeys community. Mastersrequired; Licensedpreferred. Full-Time. BehavioralHealth Therapist providingservicesto childrenatMarathon HighSchool. Mastersrequired; Licensedpreferred. Full-Time.Allapplicantsmustsubmit: 1)Resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Sendresumeto hr -firstname.lastname@example.org orvia facsimileto(305)571-9324. EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotapply DRIVER/YARDWORKEROverseasLumberSupplyisnowaccepting applicationsforemploymentatourBigPine facility.ApplicantsmusthaveacurrentClassBCDLlicense,beabletoload/unload buildingmaterials,andworkdailyoutside. ThispositionisF/T,withcompetitivepayand excellentbenefits.Pleaseapplyinpersonat 30251OverseasHwy,BigPineKey.EOE TOMTHUMBHasimmediateopeningfor MANAGERinMarathon. Excellentbenefits.Willtrain.CallCleveland786-295-5307 Marathon Delivernewspapers7daysaweek between4a.m.and7a.m. Thepayisapproximently $300aweek. StopinattheMarathonoffice tofilloutanapplication. 3015OverseasHwy.Newspaper carrierwanted Deliverournewspapers 7daysaweekbetween 4:30a.m.and7:30a.m. inKeyWestPotentialincome$350aweek Formoreinformation callCarterat743-5551Ext.21Needtomake someextracash? TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com YOU HAVE IT. CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551