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Story, 2A No answers on mystery letterDocumentation obtained by The Reporter seems to contradict statements made by the leadership of the company that provided Key Largo fire services until March.Chief Sergio Garcia of the Key Largo Volunteer FireRescue Department and Frank Conklin, president of the nonprofit departments corporation, both said that they didnt know how letters seeking donations for the department were sent to Key Largo residents last week. The department lost its contract to provide fire protection services in March. Key Largo is now served by a department formed by the Key Largo Ambulance Corps leadership. Critics of the old department said the solicitation letter misleads people into thinking the Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department is still the Key Largo Fire and Emergency Medical Service Districts contracted department.Garcia and Conklin said last week they did not know how the mailers were sent or who authorized them to be sent. Both said any money donated to their department would be immediately refunded.But documents released to this newspaper show Garcias and Conklins signatures on an April 4 client agreement with Omni Computer Services for $11,164 for a fund-drive packet, computer processing and to prepare the letters for mailing. Omni is in Sykesville, Md. Acompany official declined to comment on the mailings last week.Garcias and Conklins signatures were also on a May 8 check request to pay $1,800 in postage to mail ,280 pieces to be delivered to the Sykesville Post Office.The Reporter also has a copy of a $1,800 check written from the Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department to Omni Computer Services. The signature on the check was redacted before the copy was sent to The Reporter .Although the board of the district the taxing body that oversees the budgets of the fire and ambulance departments voted 3-2 to cancelKey Largo firefighters fuzzy on fundraising solicitation questions KEY LARGOBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodue@keysreporter.com Australian Chloe McCardel will battle exposure, swift sea currents, stinging jellyfish, sharptoothed sharks and her own physical limits when she attempts a record swim from Cuba to Florida this week. The 29-year-old, who is bidding to become the first person to make the 100mile Florida Straits crossing without the protection of a shark cage, said Monday the challenge has great allure for top athletes. At the moment, its the most high-profile marathon long-distance swim, and swimmers really want to come here and be the first, McCardel said. Its very important; its like winning a gold medal.American Diana Nyad and Australian Penny Palfrey have attempted the crossing four times between them since 2011, but each time threw in the towel part way through due to injury, jellyfish stings or strong currents. Australian Susie Maroney did it in 1997, but with a shark cage.McCardel arrived at Marina Hemingway in Havana on Sunday and will launch her attempt when weather and sea conditions are optimal. She hopes to help bring Cubans and Americans closer by symbolically bridging the gap. I would very much love to encourage people to come here as tourists and to engage more with Cuba ... to promote travel and great relations with Cuba, she said. From what Im learning its a very beautiful country, and I feel privileged to have been invited here.Aussie woman attempts Havana to Keys swimBy ANNE-MARIE GARCIAAssociated PressHUMAN ENDURANCEAssociated Press photo by RAMON ESPINOSAAustralian swimmer Chloe McCardel poses in front of a painting of Ernest Hemingway inside a hotel at the Marina Hemingway in Havana,Cuba,on Monday.Shes bidding to become the first person to make the Florida Straits crossing without the protection of a shark cage.Murder-for-hire suspect gets delayThe federal murder-forhire and cocaine distribution trial of Marathon resident and former U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada commander Dennis Zecca has been postponed until at least December. Zecca was scheduled to stand trial during a two-week period beginning July 15 before U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez in Key West but Zeccas Miami attorney, William Aaron, on Thursday filed an unopposed motion for continuance. Undersigned counsel has a variety of serious, complicated and time-consuming cases ongoing, involving: a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence; a child pornography case; an active [U.S. Department of Justice] investigation; a Florida Ethics Commission investigation, etc., Aarons motion says. On May 9, Zecca was transferred from the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island to the Miami Federal Detention Center. The U.S. Attorneys Office gave no reason for the move, but it was likely so Zecca could have easier access to Aaron. He remained jailed in Miami on Tuesday. Zecca, 52, became partowner of the Marathon Marina and Boatyard after 26 years with the Coast Guard.Zecca trial now planned for DecemberBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTSFirst hotel closes for renovationMajor renovation of four hotels on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West has begun with the shuttering of the Comfort Inn. Development firm J.L. Woode, with offices in Charleston, S.C., and Chicago, owns the Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Lexington Hotel, Quality Inn and attached restaurants all near the entrance to the city at North Roosevelt and U.S. 1. According to plans filed with the city, Woode plans to spend around $30 million updating the low-cost lodging options. All told, the renovation encompasses 534 rooms 10 percent of all hotel rooms in the Southernmost City and is slated for completion in early 2014. Woode, which has holdings valued at more than $1 billion, purchased the four hotels from the localComfort Inn is one of four being rehabbedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThe Comfort Inn on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West is getting a major update from J.L.Woode developers.The company owns three other nearby hotels and plans to spend $30 million updating all the properties. Key West candidates gather Monday nightThe 2013 political season in Key West is set to kick off on Monday with Hometown Political Action Committees annual call-for-candidates event. The gathering is planned to start at 5 p.m. at the Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach. The casual mixer provides an opportunity for political candidates to introduce themselves and field questions from likely voters. The citywide election is set for Oct. 1, with a runoff set for Nov. 5 if needed. This election cycle serves as a transition from the citys odd-year balloting to evenyear elections aligned with county, state and federal timelines.So far, Mayor Craig Cates is running unopposed for his third consecutive two-year term. Whoever is elected mayor would serve just one year and the seat would be up again, as a two-year seat, in 2014.Its the same for the six district commissioners who serve four-year terms. Whoever is elected this year as a commissioner will serve until 2016. Then with the election that year, terms would return to four years.District 1 Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, District 3 Commissioner Billy Wardlow and District 6 Commissioner Clayton Lopez are up for re-election this year. All have indicated theyll seek another term.Civic watchdog and former Weekley challenger Tom Milone is reprising his candidacy. When the two faced off in 2009, Weekley, who had previously served more than 20 years as commissioner and mayor, beat Milone 631 votes to 295.The three commission seats not expiring this year will be up for election in 2015, meaning all of the terms will be normalized by 2018.Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, any election changes in Monroe County must be federally approved. The City Clerks Office said the U.S. Justice Department has signed off on the term changes.Hometown PAC holds its first election forumBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTSee Zecca,3ASee Letter,3ASee Hotel,3ASee Swim,3AAnothertry crossing Straits
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,June 12,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9080 THURS.9181 FRI.9381 SAT.9181 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. 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.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,Key Largo.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$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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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSheriffs Office IDs mans bodyAman found dead in bayside waters off a Marathon resort Saturday is 58-yearold Frank Cowley III of Margate in west Broward, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said Tuesday.Agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said a boat captain told Deputy Anthony ODea he arrived at his boat at the Blackfin Resort at U.S. 1 and 47th Street at 7 a.m. and spotted the body in the water.The resorts manager identified the man as a guest and said hed last seen him the day before. The manager said the man appeared to be drunk, Herrin said. Foul play isnt suspected. 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 Headlight leads to drug bustThis is why theyre called dumb criminals: Two Miami residents accused of having six different drugs in their car were arrested Saturday night in Marathon because one of their headlights wasnt working, a sure way to get pulled over by police. Thats what happened around 10 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriffs Office says, when Deputy Thomas Hill pulled over a car at mile marker 50 southbound because of the busted headlight. Deputy Danielle Malone, who was patrolling in the same area, stopped to back him up, along with her K-9 Tracer.Deputy Becky Herrin said the driver, Samantha Hernandez, 18, had no drivers license. Hill asked her and her passenger, Xavier Vergara, 26, to get out of the Nissan.At that point, Malone walked Tracer around the car and he alerted to drugs inside. She searched the car and, Herrin said, found a fake hair spray can with a false bottom. Inside were methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, LSD, and hashish. Hernandez denied knowing to whom the can or drugs belonged, Herrin said.Two bars of Xanax were found in the center console and Vergara had marijuana and cocaine in his sock, she said. Both are charged with felony counts of intent to sell a hallucinogen, intent to sell methamphetamine, two counts of marijuana with the intent of sell, two counts of cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.Hernandez is also charged with driving without a license, and Vergara with allowing an unauthorized person to drive. Vergaras in the Monroe County Detention Center with no bond allowed. Hernandez is being held in lieu of $53,000 bond.Pot,cocaine, meth,hashish among haulCRIME FRONT Keynoter StaffPhoto courtesy DEPUTY DANIELLE MALONEK-9 Tracer,whose handler is Deputy Danielle Malone,is pretty happy with his bust check out the drugs and cash behind him. Firefighters move into new digsAlong-awaited Monroe County Fire Rescue station upgrade on Conch Key is all but complete, according to Project Management Director David Hill.They did move in there and theyre occupying the new portion. The old portion still has a few things to be tightened up on. We have a punch list of items being done and theres landscaping to be done still, he said. Firefighters moved in Monday, more than nine years after the county first budgeted roughly $2.4 million to upgrade the building at mile marker 63. It experienced numerous delays, most notably a failed collaboration with the city of Marathon on a joint station on Grassy Key just a few miles south down U.S. 1. Marathons in the middle of building its own firehouse there at mile marker 59 on property adjacent to the Jolly Roger Travel Park.The Conch Key firehouse addition includes three new vehicle bays, a storage area (1,678 square feet) on the ground floor and a secondfloor living area (1,746 square feet). It has a kitchen and six dorm rooms.The original contract with Pedro Falcon Electrical Contractors Inc. was for $1.7 million, down from the countys original estimate. Hill said $260,787 in change orders were added, bringing the total cost to $1.96 million.Meanwhile, construction is under way on another much-needed new fire station, on Stock Island. Its being built on four lots just off the west end of MacDonald Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets.The Stock Island fire station is on schedule for completion by the end of this calendar year, allowing we dont suffer any delays due to hurricanes and/or other bad weather, Hill said.The contract amount with Burke Construction Group Inc. is for $3,256,250. Key Westbased engineer William Horn designed both stations.New station was 10 years in the makingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCONCH KEYChange likely in store for 33rd StreetLong-running talks about the possibility of a joint-use community center on 33rd Street in Marathon are slated to become public at next weeks Monroe County Commission meeting.The commission is slated to discuss transferring ownership of the AARPbuilding on 33rd Street to the city so it could become part of a larger complex with the adjacent Marathon Jaycees building and former firehouse.Marathon Councilman Dick Ramsay has been a proponent of the idea for some time.The city is looking long range to have a basic community center stretching from the fire department all the way through the Jaycees building, he said. The big plan is to revamp the Jaycees building, raising it to the level of the AARPbuilding, modernizing it and joining it to the AARPbuilding.The old firehouse, now used by the city for Public Works storage, would be torn down and the land somehow incorporated into the project.We havent got a whole picture in mind, but without the AARPbuilding, we cant complete the idea, he said.County Mayor George Neugent has been talking with City Manager Roger Hernstadt about the plans and volunteered to put a discussion item on the June 19 commission agenda. I talked to legal [staff] and if we can work out, and I think we can, an agreement on whos expected to do what and that the senior center, a county service, will continue to be offered, I would support trying to make that work between the city and the county, he said. The city owns the land and building where the Marathon Jaycees building sits, but the nonprofit holds a $1 annual sublease on it through the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce until at least 2050. The two would need to work out an arrangement to break the lease. We are exploring options with the city of Marathon and Chamber of Commerce to ensure the Jaycee building on 33rd Street will remain a community center that is accessible to everyone, Jaycees President Jason Koler said. Ramsay, Hernstadt and others have stated that the property could become one of the citys greatest assets once we consolidate several uses under one roof.Chamber Chief Executive Officer Daniel Samess said the chamber wants out of the lease.For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .Consolidation of buildings in the worksBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONFEMAinspection program endingCome June 28, more than 2,700 homes in unincorporated Monroe County will start to be dropped, if they havent been already, from the National Flood Insurance Program because the homeowners failed to get inspections required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Thats the result of the end of FEMAs muchmaligned effort to inspect downstairs enclosures in stilt homes in the Keys. The goal was to weed out enclosures below the base flood plain through the so-called pilot inspection program. But dont go drawing up plans just yet for a downstairs apartment, or thinking an existing one is in the clear if you live in the unincorporated area. Several protective measures are still in place. FEMAtargeted 5,686 homes for inspection when their insurance was coming due. The county would send letters to the homeowners insurance companies, which would seek certification from their clients that the home was inspected and passed. That happened with 2,888 homes. No such homeowner follow-up took place with the other 2,798 properties. The [pilot] program is still going to be over on June 28, and those other homes drop from insurance, county Growth Management Director Christine Hurley said. And there are violations there, however, as time goes on if there is a transfer of ownership they should be discovered. Since March 14, 2002, the inspections were a local requirement of FEMAs Keys program. They were key to the county remaining in the FEMA-run NFIP, which insures almost all Keys properties with a mortgage. Its possible some might have slipped through the cracks and not all will be cast off, Hurley said. FEMAs exact words were that they believe a majority of them let their insurance go, Hurley said. And remember, thats not all as of June 28. It was November 2010 when we finished submitting [the letters]. Its been going on for a long time. Still, even with the pilot program in place, Hurley said the county can move to a normal processwith FEMAby maintaining the four primary programs currently in place. They are:Inspection on transfer of ownership (sale), where sellers are required to obtain inspections prior to selling their homes so buyers are aware of any illegal improvements.Allowing a maximum of 299 square feet for storage enclosures located below base flood elevation. This is for new construction.Certificate of compliance, in which a structure can be awarded a certificate demonstrating its in compliance based on floodplain regulations in place at the time it was constructed and which county land records indicate had structural improvements permitted at the site.Existing floodplain regulations in Chapter 122 of the Monroe County code. In addition, Hurley said the county has discussed with FEMAofficials the possibility of re-entering the NFIPCommunity Rating System. FEMAs website says that system is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIPrequirements. If the county takes that path, it could mean discounted flood insurance rates to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions.Numerous homes have lost,losing flood insuranceBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comREAL ESTATEFormer staffer wants recordsAformer Monroe County School District administrators public-records request has prompted Superintendent Mark Porter to review public access and records retention laws related to social media posts. Michael Kinneer, former chief operating officer who resigned in April after being told his contract wouldnt be renewed, wants Porter to produce Facebook posts made by School Board member Ed Davidson, including a list of people who liked Davidsons page, and any posts or comments that may have been deleted.Kinneer said his goal is to view the public records and to determine whether the records are being maintained in accordance with the public record retention laws of the state of Florida. Porter said district attorney Dirk Smits is currently evaluating the status of this request. Aprimer on the issue produced and distributed by the Florida Bar Journal in May 2011 seems to paint the matter as clear-cut.Referencing a 2009 Florida Attorney General opinion, the articles authors summarized: A[government entity] has the authority to establish a Facebook page pursuant to its home-rule authority for a valid public purpose, but stated that any information made or received in connection with the transaction of official business ... would constitute a public record.It goes on, The obligation to produce public records attaches to the agency and the agencys employees and representatives.What is particularly interesting, Kineer said, is that the superintendent, apparently with the blessing of elected public official Ed Davidson, is asserting that the records are not in fact public while using a lawyer paid for with public tax dollars to research the issue.In an e-mail to Kinneer on May 31, Porter wrote that he does not believe [Davidsons Facebook posts] constitute public records but I will await an opinion from our legal counsel.Davidsons Facebook page is dedicated solely to school-related matters, as is a page maintained by board Chairman Andy Griffiths. For instance, on June 1, Davidson commented about an ongoing dispute with the contractor handling the rebuild of Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West.The lengthy delays [Davidson spelled that out in all capitals] in gathering long-required documentation related to the controversial HOB school construction project are now about to force the school board to sign off in a few days on ... highly disputable savings credits claimed by the contractor.Prior to his hasty departure, Kinneer was charged with overseeing HOB financials. Griffiths uses his Facebook page primarily to plug school events and dispute education coverage in local newspapers. Several local agencies, including the Sheriffs Office and city of Key West, have Facebook pages. Key West spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the subject was extensively studied with our legal department. I log all of my posts, she said. Its a very careful process. While Facebook and Twitter both have built-in archiving tools, Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said, and on both you can view files going back to the beginning of your account easily, I also use a backup tool called SocialSafe to back up files.Noting the self-archiving properties of Facebook, Griffiths said, Its all out there for the world to see anyway so whats the big deal?Griffiths speculated that Kinneer is testing the district. If you post something thats libelous, then you can go and erase it, just delete it. Maybe this is a way of preventing that option.Kinneer says district holding them backBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS
the contract on March 25, the contract didnt officially dissolve until May 27. Garcia said Thursday that was part of the confusion of how the letters were sent. He said the department was trying to come up with concessions on regaining the contract. The checks and authorizations he said were signed without really reading them or knowing what he was signing.There was a stack of check requests with a cover sheet and other stuff attached to it, Garcia said. I thought it was an invoice we had to pay whether its a phone bill or something from NAPAAuto Parts. We didnt realize we were signing something authorizing the letter. I havent even read the letter. Conklin could not be reached for comment, but in a letter he signed and sent to residents this week, he said the invoice was paid and that payment triggered the mailing of the fund-raising letter you received. Please understand the mailing of the fund-raising letter was not authorized by the department Board of Directors, and it was not supposed to have occurred; therefore, the Board of Directors has directed that all donations received as a result of the mailing be returned.Conklin: Mailing not authorizedFrom Letter,1A Wednesday,June 12,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com D From the exotic, to secret organizations and to a mystery, he will keep you interested. His already published novels are: Dont Tell...Grandma A.L.P.H.A.B.E.T. NORTH BEACH ROAD Dont Tell...Anyone**Is a sequel being edited By CreateSpace / Amazon. It is due for a mid July release.All his novels are related to the Keys from Marathon to Key West. Available thru Authorhouse.com and Amazon.com... Book signing venues will be announced soon. ThankYou.J.W. James III Author of 3 published novels has made Little Torch Key his home where he will continue to write. Oceanfront home with Pool 5 Bdrm, 4 Bath, 2 car garage Caretakers Quarters $450,000 (will consider trade) www.theseadoginn.com 305-453-7929 // 305-451-1886 firstname.lastname@example.org Dominican Republic He was arrested in December for allegedly attempting to pay an employee who was a federal informant $20,000 or a kilo of cocaine to murder Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt. Following Zeccas arrest, federal authorities found more than $40,000 in cash and a cache of guns at his Marathon house. It remains unclear what the motive to kill Schmitt would be, but authorities have said Zecca, whose conversations with the informant federal investigators taped, had associates and co-conspirators in this offense. Authorities have been tight-lipped, not commenting on the case.The murder-for-hire plot appears separate from a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigation, out of which the alleged plot to kill Schmitt was hatched. Federal authorities say Schmitt was not involved in the drug case.Zecca faces federal charges of murder for hire, conspiracy to possess and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and transfer of a firearm to a convicted felon. The gun count stems from Zecca giving the informant, a convicted felon, a 9mm Beretta to carry out Schmitts killing.Attorney cites big caseloadFrom Zecca,1A Spottswood Cos. in 2005 and 2006. The two companies co-own the Beachside Marriot across the street from the construction site. Spottswood had previously sought to replace the other four hotels with a massive convention center. Woode director of reporting John Gonzalez said hes working with the citys Art in Public Places Board on a large signature installation at the entrance to the city. Local law requires 1 percent of hard construction costs in a redevelopment exceeding $1 million go toward public art, in this case, $300,000. Also closed for the duration of the Comfort Inn construction is a Dennys restaurant at 3820 N. Roosevelt. The other three hotels are open for now.Rooms close for constructionFrom Hotel,1A Work starts on aquariumBen Daughtry knows all about catching and selling fish to private and commercial aquarium owners around the world.Now the Dynasty Marine Associates part-owners dream of building a hands-on interactive-based public aquarium appears to be coming to fruition in Marathon.More than eight years after initial City Council approval, Daughtry and Dynasty founder Forrest Young are set to start construction at the attractions 117th Street and U.S. 1 bayside site. The main thing was really financing, and we were able to get financing with a bank and move forward 100 percent. Its going to happen fast; well be putting poles up as early as next week, Daughtry said. Daughtry and Young hosted a brief groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon, where Daughtry explained the main attraction would be a 175,000-gallon above-ground aquarium. Itll stand about 9 feet tall and there will be four windows that will be [6 feet by 8 feet] that youll be able to look into, and then there will be a deck that comes up around it, he said, reiterating that the key is interactivity with marine life. Youll be able to touch, feed and swim with all the different things were going to put in here, he said. The 9-acre property, much of which is wetland, features a horseshow-shaped canal that Daughtry said he hopes to use in the future. For over a year now, weve been cleaning up the muck in this canal, so weve dredged that out and were going to use that as a holding area for different animals, he said. If we can get [it] cleaned up as much as Id like to, we may do swim interactions in here, as well. Daughtry said plans for a concrete structure were scrapped in favor of a tikihut-style enclosure. Really the whole thing is going to be based off of being interactive, he said, the ability for people to get up close and learn and touch and feel our marine life. There will be touch tanks and feed tanks, and the main tank youll be able to get in and snorkel and Snuba, and youll be able to feed and interact with the animals in there, he said.Mayor Mike Cinque said the attraction would fit with the City Councils stated vision of the city as an eco-tourism and family destination.Cinque likened it to attractions like the Dolphin Research Center, Turtle Hospital, Crane Point Hammock, Pigeon Key and Boot Key, should the city eventually purchase Boot Key from its private owners.Thats why myself and the city were supportive of them. Ive been pushing that vision for the city, Cinque said. We have diving and fishing, but we also have some nice parks and things for the kids to enjoy. I think thats a plus for the city. The only thing left to decide may be the most important what the place will be called. Daughtry said several names are being kicked around and they might plan a contest by which locals could submit potential names. Either way, plans are for construction to take anywhere from nine to 12 months and be ready to open by summer 2014. Plans are to be open seven days a week, likely from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. with an anticipated 15 to 20 full-time employees. New attraction likely to open in summer 2014By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYDynasty Marine Associates co-owners Forrest Young and Ben Daughtry break ground Monday at what will be their interactive-based public aquariumin Marathon.Attending are (from left) Mike Puto,Young,Mayor Mike Cinque,Daughtry,Chamber of Commerce CEO Daniel Samess, real estate agent Ben Daniels,Councilman Dick Ramsay and City Manager Roger Hernstadt.County owes the state $480,000Costs for Monroe County governments pension obligation go up $480,000 this year due to a bill passed May 3 by the Florida Legislature.To increase revenue that support the Florida Retirement System, which Monroe County pays into as its employee pension plan, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1810 by virtually unanimous vote in both the state Senate and House of Representatives on the legislative sessions last day.Assessments to participating government agencies will generate $885 million more annually to shore up the plans $147 billion liability. Of that, counties will be tapped for $264 million.The new state budget is costing Monroe County an additional $480,000 in retirement contribution, County Administrator Roman Gastesi said. He didnt say how much Monroe currently pays.Miami-Dade, the states most populous county, will have to contribute an additional $21.2 million toward the Florida Retirement System. State agencies and school districts were given additional revenue sources to cover the new expense but counties were not.Some county officials statewide say they resent having to scramble now to find ways to cover the cost at a time when they are finally seeing modest gains in tax receipts.Ill be looking to see if this is another shell game, Republican Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist told reporters with the Tallahassee Bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald Thats an old game thats been played for decades, Crist said. Its called costshifting. Rep. Mike Fasano (RNew Port Richey) said he would not have voted for the bill if he knew the impact to counties. Fasano said he asked a bill sponsor about the effect on counties and received an answer that he interpreted to mean costs would not rise. If he had said rates were going up, it wouldnt have just been me voting against it, Fasano said Thursday. Its hypocritical that the Legislature and governor say they dont want tax increases but are pushing a bill through the back door that would require a tax increase on the local level. Abill sponsor said the $264 million in charges to the states 67 counties was noted in bill summaries since April. Astate pension administrator, Ash Williams, said the retirement plan became underfunded when the economy soured and revenues dropped. Its like if you had a credit card maxed out and you skipped making payments for three months, Williams said. Monroe Countys budget plan for 2013-14 is still is being written. Estimated costs for retirement obligations for the current year are $2.2 million. The staffs proposed budget reaches the Monroe County Commission on July 17.SB 1810 created little stir as it moved through legislative committees. Both Monroe County lawmakers, state Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Dwight Bullard, voted for it. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill two weeks ago.This report was supplemented with material from the Times/Herald Tallahassee bureau.Increase goes toward pensions for employeesSTATE LEGISLATUREMost U.S. travel to Cuba is barred under Washingtons 51-year embargo against the island, although Americans are increasingly going there on legal cultural exchanges and family visits.A32-person support team that includes weather experts and doctors will accompany McCardel on her ocean odyssey, which should last 55 to 65 hours if she makes it all the way. Every half-hour or so she plans to pause to eat and down a half-liter of energy drink to stay hydrated. Meanwhile, special equipment will include an electromagnetic field in the water around her that is designed to keep sharks at bay. According to her website, she has made six solo crossings of the English Channel, two double-crossings in 2010 and 2012 and won the 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 2010.Shes been training for the Havana-Key West swim for the last six months, averaging about 37 to 56 miles a week.McCardel spends months trainingFrom Swim,1AThefts from boats remain a mysteryKeys law enforcement continues trying to find out who broke into several boats at the Seabird Marina early June 3. The marina at mile marker 69.5 on Long Key had 11 boats burglarized. Deputy Becky Herrin from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said the marina owner told Deputy Andrew Siefert that checked the marina at 12:30 a.m. before going to bed and that he awoke at 8 a.m. to find the boats broken into. All had electronics taken form them. Anyone with information about the crimes should contact the Sheriffs Office. Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hotline is (800) 346-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted on line atwww.tipsubmit.com.Hazardous waste training is setThe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting whats called Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, or HAZWOPER, training this and next month. Its set for June 15 at the Harvey Government Center in Key West from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a break for lunch. You dont need to bring anything unless you want pen and paper to take notes. All other materials will be provided. Another class is set for Aug. 15 at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada. To find out more, call Phil Goodman at (305) 600-8441.NEWS BRIEFSKeynoter Staff
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,June 12,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A 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 EDITORIALUltimately,Web sales tax comingLETTERS TO THE EDITORRubios blusteringDo you know anyone who makes between $15,400 and $31,800 a year? How about a family of four that makes between $43,000 and $88,000 a year? They are the people who will benefit most from President Obamas Affordable Care Act.Many of them are Hispanics who will be eligible for tax credits to lower monthly health insurance premiums, unless U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has his way.Sen. Rubio is determined to deny these individuals access to affordable health insurance through his proposed constitutional amendment to throw out the requirement that everyone buy health insurance starting in 2014. This shows Rubios obstinate opposition to the health-care law despite the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling that upheld the insurance requirement. Hispanics have the highest uninsured rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. There are 3.86 million non-elderly Hispanics in Florida. While the elderly have access to Medicare, 36 percent, or 1.4 million, non-elderly Hispanics are uninsured.Rubios proposal requires approval by two-thirds of both the Senate and the House, and ratification by three-fourths of the states; consequently, it is unlikely to go anywhere. This is his symbolic strike at the presidents health-care reforms and an attempt to look good to some at the expense of many.Congress understood that cost is the major reason why some people dont buy health insurance, so beginning in October, individuals and small-business owners can secure health insurance through a marketplace. This is where consumers will compare health plans and understand their eligibility for tax credits, or lower rates. People with the lowest incomes will receive the largest tax credits. In Monroe and Miami-Dade counties, about 72.5 percent of Hispanics will be eligible for the tax credits.In Orange County, 35 percent of Hispanics will be eligible, and in Hillsborough County, 34 percent will be eligible. These tax credits make health coverage affordable for large numbers of uninsured Hispanics and their families now priced out of coverage.Rather than using his time and political capital to stop desperately needed health services, Rubio should be working to bring the $51 billion in federal funds to cover needed medical care, and looking for ways to improve, not destroy, healthcare for working-class Floridians. Deirdre Macnab, presidentTeresa Jenkins, action directorLeague of Women Voters TallahasseeCasting contest kudosOn behalf of the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, its staff, board, clients and partner agencies, Id like to thank Capt. Spider Branch for his latest donation of $65, raised during one of his recent Casting for Charity events at Saltys/7 Mile Marina in Marathon. That might not seem like a lot, but think about what that could buy milk for a week, toothpaste for a month. And that $65 is added to much more money Capt. Spider has raised for day-to-day shelter operations over the years. Capt. Spider puts on his Thursday casting contests for numerous nonprofits, and we remain grateful he has chosen us to be among them. Venita Garvin-Valdez, CEO Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter The most deceptive and egregious action against taxpayers during the 2013 Florida legislative session was passage of House Bill 7065 and Senate Bill 768, which amended the 1994 Everglades Forever Act. Rep. Matt Caldwell (R-Lehigh Acres) sponsored HB 7065 under the guise of increasing the sugar industrys funding commitment to Everglades restoration when, in fact, his proposed amendment was a smokescreen to ensure the sugar industry would be able to limit or cap its long-term obligation to fund Everglades restoration.The 1994 Everglades Forever Act, which was ostensibly written to restore the Florida Everglades, capped the sugar industrys cleanup costs at $320 million and obligated the public taxpayers for the remainder of the $16 billion restoration project. The so-called privilege tax of $25 per acre the sugar industry pays to continue its discharge of pollution runoff to the Everglades, as well as to the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries, amounts to about $11 million per year a truly insignificant sum in contrast to the billions required from the public to restore the Florida Everglades.The $25-per-acre privilege tax was scheduled to be reduced to $10 per acre in 2017 but the Caldwell amendment extended the $25 per acre to 2026. To the casual observer, it would appear the legislative action would ensure that the sugar industry continued to help fund Everglades restoration.In actuality, the legislation provided the sugar industry the comfort level or certainty that its long term-funding commitment toward Everglades restoration would be significantly limited in scope.Instead of defending the sugar industry and suggesting that the taxpayers contribute an even greater amount to Everglades restoration, Rep. Caldwell should have supported an amendment to the Everglades Forever Act that increased the $25 privilege tax.This would have ensured the sugar industry paid its fair share toward Everglades restoration as opposed to the sugar industry continuing to receive special treatment as the Florida Legislatures favorite welfare recipient and shift the tax burden onto the backs of the public.Caldwell is quick to point out that the Everglades Foundation and Florida Audubon supported HB 7065, but the Sierra Club and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida took an opposing position that the legislation did not go far enough to level the funding formula between the sugar industry and the taxpayers for Everglades restoration. In fact, the Everglades Foundation and Florida Audubon struck a compromise to support HB 7065 only because Caldwell was supporting an earlier version of an amendment that would have greatly weakened water-quality standards and removed the 1993 statement of principles that had been a guide for restoration efforts over the past 20 years. With the objectionable provisions removed in the final draft amendment, the Everglades Foundation and Florida Audubon were in damage-control mode and reluctantly accepted the continuation of an inequitable funding formula for Everglades restoration. Certainly, the more conservative and responsible approach would be to support public policy that protects the interest of struggling taxpayers and hold the sugar industry accountable for the destruction of precious public resources including the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and coastal estuaries. The people have a right to know the truth, and it is time for the public to demand that the Florida Legislature represent the public interest and not the special interest. Ray Judah is a former Lee County commissioner. This is reprinted from the Miami Herald.Amazon plays hardball with state, but Florida needs to get on board with the idea that sales are salesWho pays? And who gets stuck with the bill? Those two questions underlie a tug of war of sorts between online retail giant Amazon and Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Florida is among the largest states not collecting sales taxes on Internet transactions. New York, California and Texas do, along with Pennsylvania, Washington, Kansas, Kentucky and North Dakota. And pressure is building as more states recognize that Internet sales are taking a bigger chunk of the retail pie. Even the big-box retailers like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowes have rolled out more robust websites for their customers. Scotts office began negotiating with Amazon more than a year ago with the idea that Amazon would build distribution warehouses in Florida and create jobs. In exchange, Amazon reportedly wanted a two-year exemption from state sales tax, but Scott balked. Aspokeswoman for Scott said we were not able to reach an agreement in those discussions. Gov. Scott does not want to raise taxes in Florida, his spokeswoman Melissa Sellers said in a recent interview with the News Service of Florida. That flies in the face of what other states are doing to level the playing field for online retailers versus the brick-and-mortar stores, whose customers do pay sales tax on purchases. Amazon has negotiated tax deals in other states, recently moving forward on construction of two distribution centers in New Jersey in exchange for a one-year exemption on collecting sales taxes there. In July 2012, Amazon began collecting sales taxes in Texas, settling a legal battle dating back to 2010 when Texas sent Amazon a bill for past-due sales taxes totaling $269 million (including interest and penalties). Amazon now faces sales-tax levies this year or next in the following states: New Jersey (July 2013), Virginia (September 2013), Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee (January 2014), and South Carolina (January 2016). Florida should join other states and begin taxing Internet sales and not just for Amazon customers. The Florida Retail Federation, seeing little progress on this front in Tallahassee, now endorses federal legislation to close the Internet sales tax loophole. They argue that under current law, Main Street retailers are at a price disadvantage to remote sellers who do not collect sales taxes. That disparity sends sales out of the state, costing Florida jobs and hurting small local businesses. Those local businesses pay taxes and create jobs. Amazon and other Internet retailers shouldnt continue to get a free ride. Governor: Its time to cut a deal with Amazon and make Internet customers pay taxes just like everyone else doing business in Florida retail.Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. GUEST COLUMNOnce again, Big Sugar wins, public loses JUDAH The letter writers say Marco Rubios latest effort at cutting the Affordable Care Act would hurt Florida Keys Hispanics. Developer: Deal closeAdeveloper hoping to build an assistedand independent-living complex at Key Wests Truman Waterfront says he and the city are close to an agreement to get it done.Wendover Housing LLC Managing Partner Jeff Sharkey says he believes a deal is percent complete and is meeting with City Attorney Shawn Smith today to try to nail down final details.The Florida Keys Assisted Care Coalition has partnered with Wendover to build the 110-unit complex, which has been gestating for a decade and been scaled back from initial plans.The city would lease the property to the Assisted Care Coalition, which would create a sublease for Wendover. Wendover, in turn, would create another sublease for another company to operate it.Smith this week summarized the outstanding lease issues in a memo to the City Commission, which is scheduled to discuss the sticking points at a June 18 meeting set to begin at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street. Were very familiar with the community and with the need, Sharkey said Tuesday. Weve been negotiating in earnest since about December, he said. Were trying to get the deal where [the city is] comfortable and were comfortable. Smith identified six specific issues:The source of building permit allocations for the 110 units.Assignment of the facility by Wendover to another lessee.Base rent, currently pitched at $5,000 per year.Amechanism for the city increasing Wendovers rent of the Truman Waterfront land.Apersonal guarantee for the construction and operation.A$900,000 developers fee that Wendover would basically pay itself, even as Wendover is handling the $30 million financing. Monthly rent from residents for $1,000 to $5,000 would go toward paying the debt. City Commissioners have discussed asking Wendover to waive the developers fee. Sharkey said thats a nonstarter. If my partners hear that, theyll walk away.The city has set a June 28 deadline to seal the deal on the placeholder lease for the 3.5 acres of city-owned property thats the proposed construction site. That lease is held by Assisted Care Coalition.If the deadline isnt made, commissioners could choose to extend it.Assisted-living talks resuming with attorneyBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTTwo butterflies likely extinctFederal wildlife managers on Monday pronounced two South Florida butterflies likely extinct. The announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service came after surveys going back more than a decade failed to find any Zestos skippers or rockland grass skippers. Larry Williams, the services regional supervisor for ecological services, said in a statement that he hopes the loss serves as a wakeup call that we really need to intensify our efforts to save other imperiled butterflies in South Florida.The two varieties were among at least 18 tropical butterflies in South Florida considered at risk from a host of threats, from development to pesticide spraying.Because neither subspecies was on federal list of endangered species, wildlife managers did not have to make any formal declaration about the two skippers. But after consulting with the multi-agency Imperiled Butterfly Working Group, which is developing recovery plans for other South Florida butterflies, the agency said it had concluded both were likely extinct.Though similar varieties exist elsewhere in the Caribbean, both skippers were distinctive subspecies once found only in South Florida and the Florida Keys.Mondays news about the skippers came a week after some good butterfly news developed: Researchers said they captured a single female Schausswallowtail in the mosquito-filled forest of Elliott Key. That may not sound like much but the discovery gives scientists a shot at producing lab-bred Schausswallowtails to boost a population that experts fear is fast fluttering toward extinction. Last year, researchers found only four males on the island in Biscayne Bay, prime habitat for the endangered butterfly. This year, in addition to the female, they also found seven larvae, suggesting other females also may be breeding.The netted female was kept in an enclosure in the wild for four days before being released but laid only one egg. Researchers blamed heavy rains because normally, females can produce hundreds of eggs during their brief breeding season.South Floridas other chief butterfly whose population has declined is the Miami Blue, which is now confined to a few colonies in isolated islands off Key West.Thereve been no signs of two skippersBy CURTIS MORGANcmorgan@MiamiHerald.comKEYS ENVIRONMENT
Wednesday,June 12,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 1. Continuum of Care The Palace Gardens is part of The Palace Family of Senior Living Communities which offers accommodations that meet everyones needs, from Independent Living and Assisted Living, to Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and even Home Health. You can rest assured that at The Palace, your needs will be met, no matter what may happen in the future.2. Palace Training & Education Center Because our residents come first, every employee must reflect the higher standards of our communities. Based on Ritz-Carlton procedures, a comprehensive orientation program reinforces this focus. Regular training and educational programs continue so that residents will always receive the very best careand services.3. Local Ownership Founded in 1980 by Helen and Jacob Shaham, The Palace is privately owned and locally operated by these self-made individuals who foresaw the need for quality senior living environments. Their constant involvement today ensures the tradition they established for the communities and services bearing The Palace name: only the best. To see for yourself why The Palace Gardens sets the standard Florida senior living, call or visit our web site.The Palace Gardens DifferenceFor over 30 years, The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead has been known as a leader in providing outstanding care to seniors. While our grounds and the campus are beautiful, there are more than a few reasons why The Palace Gardens is different from all others. 1351 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 (305)247-0446www.thepalace.org The Palace Suites / Independent Living The Palace Royale / Catered Living The Palace Renaissance / Assisted Living The Palace Gardens / Assisted Living The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center The Palace at Home / Home Health ISLAND VILLA GENERALCONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATIONWe can build ANYTHING ... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 81681 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com Avoiding loan rejectionThousands of stunned small-business owners call Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. each week after theyre turned down for a loan. Jeff Stibel, CEO of the business credit reporting company, has a message for them: Dont blame the bank. Instead, he says, find out how you contributed to that rejection and start working to improve your companys credit rating so next time, the answer will be yes. There is so much you can do, and should do, before you need a loan, he says. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility compiles credit reports on small businesses, which banks can buy to help make their lending decisions. In a recent conversation with the Associated Press, Stibel talked about the continuing sluggishness in bank lending to small companies. Lending rose modestly in April, according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, after falling the first three months of this year. Stibel agrees that banks can make it difficult for small businesses to get loans. But he argues that owners bear some responsibility when theyre rejected.Many small-business owners go about getting a loan all wrong, he says. They apply tobanks that arent likely to approve them. When they apply, they havent made sure their companies finances and credit ratings are solid. And they havent taken the time to cultivate a relationship with a banker who will be sympathetic. Stibel knows that business owners arent helping themselves because they call Dun & Bradstreet Credibility after banks reject loan applications and tell them to find out whats in their business credit reports. The files are similar to the personal credit reports on consumers that are compiled by reporting agencies such as Experian and Equifax. They include information such as a companys payment record, how much debt its carrying and the number of loans it has applied for. We talk to over 20,000 businesses a week and a huge percentage of them dont even know they have a business credit file. They think that all they have is a personal credit file, Stibel says. Sometimes owners dont see their business credit report until theyre sitting with a loan officer in a bank branch, Stibel says. For bankers, thats a red flag. Theyll say to a business owner, Im trying to believe that I can trust you to pay your bills and that I can entrust money to you and youll be a good corporate steward and pay me back but if you dont know what your credit profile looks like, then how on Earth can I lend you money? he says. Owners can get copies of their files from reporting companies including Dun & Bradstreet Credibility, Experian and Equifax. They also should study their personal credit reports, which bankers consider when making loan decisions.Another roadblock: Many businesses arent savvy about the application process, Stibel says. Owners think they can walk into a bank, fill out an application and presto, get a loan. These days, thats a good way to get turned down.Before they think about any credit, they should do what they do before they start a business, Stibel says. That includes writing a formal business plan that explains how you will spend the money you want to borrow. The smartest owners have banks asking, begging to work with them instead of hustling to try and find the right bank, he says.Assets vs.cashMany owners also dont realize that not all banks are alike. Banks have different philosophies and strategies about lending. For example, some make more loans secured by assets like real estate, while others lean toward companies with good cash flow.How do you know that Joes Pizza should be getting a loan from Bank of America, but Jim the chiropractor should be getting one from Wells and Janes Dry Cleaner should be getting one from a community bank? The answer is for business owners to do their homework, and research lenders ahead of time. They should have informational meetings at several banks, and read up about the banks on the Internet. Not knowing what their criteria is before you walk in the door is a recipe for disaster, Stibel says. That disaster goes beyond a rejection. Many owners who shop for one loan after another dont realize that every inquiry and rejection goes into their business and personal credit reports. Credit reports can also be an issue when a company doesnt need a loan. Some big retailers want to see credit reports for the manufacturers whose products they buy. He recalls hearing from a small consumer products manufacturer that had a deal with a big national retail chain. That is, it had the deal until the retailer took a look at the companys credit report and decided that there wasnt enough information in it. The retailer didnt feel secure enough about doing business with the company. The owner immediately called Stibel. The first word out of his mouth wasnt hello,it was help!Stibel says. They told him, we dont care if your product is good or not, we wont put it in our store. Even as the economy has continued its slow recovery, lending to small businesses remains weak. Many companies say they dont want or need loans because theyre not sure what their revenue will be strong or weak, and they dont want to take on more debt after having paid their loan balances down following the recession.Make sure you know finances inside and outBy JOYCE M.ROSENBERGAssociated PressSMALL BUSINESSBUSINESS BRIEFSHospital wins highest honorThe Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has notified Fishermens Community Hospital in Marathon that its achieved its highest award, the Gold Seal of Approval, hospital officials said. The Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health-care organizations and programs in the United States, the organizations Website says. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Hospital officials say commission survey teams arrived unannounced in January to perform intensive inspections that determine if the 2,500 national standards for health-care quality and safety are met. They scrutinized patient care and reviewed hospital policies and employee files and interviewed staff and patients.
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JUNE 12,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Allergy relief Do you suffer from summer allergies? Mariners Hospital offers tips about how to reduce the problem.Story, 2B Castaways en route A group of Miami kayakers is in the middle of a weeklong trip to Key West to raise money for the American Cancer Society.Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle KEYS HISTORY FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSNew life for Keys lighthouses?The Florida Keys offer all kinds of options for weddings but one to-be brides and grooms dont have is getting hitched on a lighthouse.Same thing with lodging: You can stay almost anywhere, but places that wont leave a light on for you are lighthouses. Or will they? Weddings, overnight stays and more would be on the horizon for five Keys lighthouses if the nonprofit Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation gets a say.The group, founded in 2001 to preserve Monroe Countys offshore lighthouses, has started a campaign to acquire the Carysfort, Sand Key, Sombrero, Alligator and American Shoal lighthouses. All sit from four to seven miles out on the oceanside. Someone could spend a week there, pay a rental rate much like a hotel, foundation President Eric Martin said. You could have a wedding on the reef without having to be rocking on a boat. In 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard put American Shoal on its list of lighthouses to cast off. The other four are on this years list and American Shoal carried over. Whoever would get them would have to maintain the lights since theyre still used by boaters for navigation.However, its a long road from the Coast Guard ridding itself of the historic structures under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act to the Reef Lights Foundation or any other group taking them over.First, the Coast Guard would give the General Services Administration control of them. Then that agency would offer them to federal, state and local governments. If none of those want them, nonprofits can apply to take ownership. If they dont think were strong enough, they will just auction it off, Martin said. I think everyone who has bought one has kept it private and didnt open it to the public. We plan to rent them out but we also want to open them for tours. Theres an additional hurdle for the Keys lighthouses: They were all built in the midand late 1880s and are on the National Register of Historic Places, so the National Park Service would get first dibs. Thats what happened in 2012 with the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse. The Park Service took it over and staff at Biscayne National Park now maintains it. What [the GSAis] looking for is what your plan to raise money to maintain the tower is, said Martin, District 2 commissioner for the Florida Lighthouse Association. That district is Monroe County. Sand Key [off Key West] would be the first one because its in bad shape. They want to know your business plan, plan for grants. Were hoping everyone can chip in a little bit.Whoever gets them would have to renovate them and keep them in good shape.With lighthouses, because of the passions involved, we try to be very cautious in how we proceed, said Coast Guard Lt. Robert Lewald, the Guards project officer for visual aides to navigation. These are in pretty bad shape, it looks like.Martin estimates each of the five lights would cost $1.5 million to $2 million toFoundation wants to acquire them, open to publicBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comPhoto by LEEHAMN WEXLINSombrero Light sits about six miles off Marathon and is easily visible from the Seven Mile Bridge. The president of the Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation says the Sand Key Lighthouse about seven miles off Key West is in worse shape that the other lighthouses. See Lighthouse,3B Monica Caito is all smiles with her winning 24.9-pound dolphin.She fished with Capt.Greg Poland in the Plantation Boat Mart Owners Tournament.Slammers are easy pickingsAs if they know the price at the fuel dock, the dolphin have moved in amazingly close, just five to 10 miles off the reef. Actually, this is due to the close proximity of the Gulf Stream at the moment. Whatever the reason, get out there and get your share of the abundance of slammer-size dolphin fish in the 20to 50-pound class. There are also plenty of schoolies to fill the fish box. The tuna bite at the humps has slowed a bit, but there are scattered schools among the dolphin. The majority of the tuna and dolphin are being found under birds, with the occasional floater providing some action. If you do find a floater, you may also happen on wahoo. Most are in the 15to 20-pound range, but you never know when a 40-pluspounder will pop up. Mangrove snapper are beginning to show on the reef in increasing numbers as they prepare to spawn. They will eat during the day, but nighttime is best for these toothy critters. Now through August, you can expect a great nighttime mangrove bite on the reef, with fish averaging three to five pounds.The weeks bestCapt. Greg Poland fished in the Plantation Boat Mart Owners Tournament on Bob Watsons new 40 Sea Hunter. His team consisted of Watson along with Lisa Nicholds, Arielle Brill and Monica Caito. Caito caught a 24.8-pound dolphin to take second place.The SeaSquared crew had what we think will be our last tarpon trip on Friday, with the Cook boys going two for two at Bahia Honda. Shark fishing was a blast for the Cook (same name, different family) and Harkins crews. We hosted a group from a fishing club in Toronto to a combo bay/reef trip and they caught a nice bunch of snappers.And when the bad weather really cleared out, the Bentley family fished on the reef, with large four-pound mangrove snappers and more to show for their efforts.Capt. Skip Bradshaw, of FinnzUp Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon, reports the dolphin were plentiful just eight to 10 miles off Sombrero Reef. He didnt see any big fish last week, but plenty of 22to 24-inch schoolies to put catch limits together for his anglers.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.c om and http://Facebook.com/ MarathonFishing.Dolphin move in real closeOsterhoudt is MVPSenior Devin Osterhoudt was named the Key West High School softball teams most valuable player during a team banquet Sunday night. Osterhoudt, one of the teams tri-captains, won her second consecutive MVP award. She hit .407 to help lead the Conchs to the regional semifinals. She had eight doubles, two triples and a home run and didnt strike out during the regular season. She also had a .961 fielding percentage playing second base and made only three errors. She played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-star game last Month in Ocala. Senior Lauren Schoneck, who played third base and was also a captain, received the best-offense award. She batted .387 and was also on the FACAall-star team. Schonecks twin sister, Raquel, the teams third captain, won the best-defense award for her play in center field. She made only two errors and had a .950 fielding percentage. She was named MVPin one of the FACAallstar games. Five other Conchs were honored Desirae Laguna (best pitcher), Adriana Garcia (sportsmanship), Brooke Marsden (most improved), Jewls Castillo (rookie of the year) and Marella Barroso (team spirit). This season was the last for head coach Steve Wells, who retired after six seasons, and assistant coach Bubba Osterhoudt, Devin Osterhoudts father.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SPORTSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn
Its allergy season not welcome news for the estimated 35 million Americans who suffer from allergies, says staff at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.Because theres always something in bloom in Florida, many people in the Sunshine State complain of allergy symptoms year-round. Outdoor allergens like pollen, grass, weeds and warmweather irritants like pet dander, dust, mold and mildew can cause allergic reactions at any time of the year.When a persons immune system reacts abnormally to a normal and harmless substance like pollen or dust, this is an allergic reaction. The foreign invader reacts with antibodies in the body, which then triggers the release of histamine and other substances and causes swelling. This inflammation produces many familiar allergy symptoms, including itchy eyes, nose and throat, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, tearing or dark circles under the eyes.The symptoms of allergies and viral infections are similar, so how can you tell if your runny nose and sneezing are signs of allergies or a cold or flu? Knowing which you have can make a difference in treatment. The onset of allergy symptoms is often abrupt, while colds tend to start out mild and go through stages, said pulmonologist Michael Hernandez, on staff at Mariners. Cold symptoms can progress to include symptoms not usually associated with allergies, like aches and pains, fever or a bad sore throat. Allergy symptom relief can be as simple as an overthe-counter medication. Hernandez advises patients to consult their doctor about medication options and dosages. Treatments for allergies include:Antihistamines to reduce sneezing, sniffling and itching.Decongestants to clear mucus and relieve congestion and swelling.Saline solution to irrigate nasal passages and clear congestion.Allergy shots to expose the body to gradually increasing doses of the allergen. Although these treatment options work for many people, those experiencing breathing difficulty or symptoms that become more severe should seek medical attention immediately, Hernandez said. In some people, allergy symptoms can turn into allergic sinusitis and more serious problems which require more intensive treatment.People with asthma are especially affected by allergycausing substances. Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma attacks can be dangerous and even life-threatening. Asthma is often triggered by allergies; however, most people with allergies do not develop asthma. The goals of asthma treatment are to control airway swelling and stay away from substances that trigger symptoms. The two basic kinds of medication for treating asthma are control drugs to prevent attacks and quick-relief drugs, such as inhalers, for use during attacks. The key to getting through the allergy season is to have a good defense. First, take precautions to avoid exposure to your outdoor and indoor allergy triggers. Second, arm yourself with preventive medications, such as steroid nasal sprays and inhalers, and supplies of over-thecounter antihistamines, decongestants and eye drops, to thwart allergy symptoms before they begin.By taking medicine before you come into contact with allergy triggers, you can prevent the inflammation from starting and avoid troublesome symptoms, Hernandez said. If you start treatment after the symptoms are in full swing, its much harder to stop the allergic reaction. Theres no reason for people with allergies to suffer.Mariners Hospital provided this report. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,June 12,2013 Exceptional Properties... Exceptional Service! Leslie Leopold, 305.942.0215 Cheri Tindall 305.664.7661 Castaways to arrive SaturdayFor Luis De La Aguilera, embarking on a seven-day kayaking journey from Key Biscayne to Key West wasnt on his bucket list like running with the bulls in Spain was. But after being introduced to Steve OBrien a year ago at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, things changed. De La Aguilera helped raise $10,000 in 10 days for Castaways Against Cancer, a group that has been kayaking since 1999 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. They raise money through pledges. As the Castaways crew began planning its 14th annual 165-mile kayaking trip, 52-year-old De La Aguilera was recruited to join the team. He has been training since last October and lost 20 pounds in the process. I feel prepared, and I know that I am in great hands, he said. If I am anxious about anything, its the weather, because wind, waves and tides can make a big difference. But there is nothing we can do about nature other than pray. Since 1999, Castaways Against Cancer has donated more than $400,000 to the Cancer Society, a nationwide community-based health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. More than 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. De La Aguileras aunt lost her battle to cancer, and one of his executive assistants died three months ago after fighting cancer for nearly 10 years. Its hard not to find the person who knows somebody who is dealing with cancer or who has lost a battle to cancer, so when we reach out, everyone is great about supporting it, he said. Cancer doesnt discriminate. It could happen to anyone at anytime.OBrien, the founder of Castaways Against Cancer, created the kayaking event after his mother and grandmother lost their battles to lung cancer. After witnessing his mothers chemotherapy and radiation sessions and remembering how physically and emotionally draining they were, he came up with the idea.We did this to try to emulate what a person has gone through when they go through chemotherapy or radiation, he said. On the kayak, it is exhausting. Youre out there all day long, its hot, and youre uncomfortable. If we get in trouble, we just have to pull in, come ashore, and the ordeal is over. But people that go through chemo and radiation, its an endurance contest.In the United States, cancer remains the second-most common cause of death, accounting for one in every four deaths. Although there are more than 100 types of cancers, they all begin the same way abnormal cell growth that can attack one part of the body, or spread and attack several parts of the body.Fifteen other paddlers will join OBrien for the 2013 journey, which kicked off Saturday. The kayakers are expected to land in Key West around 2 p.m. this coming Saturday.OBrien is no longer the captain of Castaways Against Cancer, but he continues to paddle with the group. Since the start of the event in 1999, he hasnt missed a trip. He never thought in his wildest dreams that this journey would become so popular, but he wants it to continue for years to come. Someday, if and when I have to lay the paddles down, Id like to see this thing go on beyond my years, he said. I think its going to be a long haul. But Im very optimistic were going to beat this terrible disease.Kayakers row to Key West in fundraiserBy ELIZABETH DE ARMASeadezrmas@MiamiHerald.comON THE WATERMiami Herald photo by PATRICK FARRELLAdam Scholer (left),Steve OBrien,Luis De La Aguilera,Pedro Almeida and Eric Pino are rowing their kayaks from Miami to Key West to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Dont let allergies get you downBe proactive so symptoms are minimizedTO YOUR HEALTH LIVING BRIEFSSugarloaf kids win gift cardsThree students at Sugarloaf Middle School have won American Express gift cards from the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce through its annual essay contest for eighth-graders.The topic students were asked to write about was: If you were stranded on a deserted island (in the Keys), what three things would you bring with you and why? Forty-six essays were turned in.First place ($100 gift card) went to Carlie Meehan, second ($50 gift card) to Jason Sonnenfeld and third ($25 gift card) to Meagan Cassidy. First State Bank of the Florida Keys provided the cards.Library launches youth programStaff at the Islamorada library is launching Dig into Reading!, a summer reading and activities program. The Florida Library Youth Program is designed to encourage children to continue reading when school is out and expand their interest and knowledge of the world around them.The program starts June 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. and continues every Friday through July 19. Its for preschoolers through young adult. Families are invited to join the Readto-Me portion of the program.To find out more, call 664-4645 or visit www .keyslibrary.org .Kids Movie Club resumes SaturdayThe Tropic Cinema on Eaton Street in Key West has resumed its Kids Summer Movie Club. Every Saturday, doors open at 10 a.m. and movies start at 10:30. Kids 12 and under pay just $1 and grownups pay $2 for Kids Saturday Movie Club matinees. The Tropic also has deals on concession combos just for Kids Club members and every Keys kid is automatically a member. This Saturday, the Tropic kicks off the Kids Club with the classic The Smurfs. To escape the evil wizard Gargamel, the Smurfs beat feet out of their peaceful village and wind up in New York City. Movie matinees arent the only things happening at the Tropic. Its also having a bike raffle in June, July and August. The more Kids Club matinees you go to, the better your chances to win.Photo courtesy WENDY BONILLAMarathon High School senior Jesse Bonilla shows his $62,748 check courtesy of the U.S.Army and the GI Bill during the schools May 7 senior capping ceremony.The students were recognized and various scholarships and awards were handed out.Bonilla heads off to basic training in July.All three Keys public high schools had their graduations this past week.BIG FINANCIAL BOOST
Wednesday,June 12,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com ACROSS 1Son of Noah 5Poll-taker 10Gem weight 15Prune,formerly 19Queen of heaven 20Size of type 21He wrote Pal Joey 22Attorney General Janet 23Press 24The sun personified 25House Speaker Pelosi26Tennysonian heroine27Certain 29Abstract being 31Frail 33Prong 34Love feast 36French engraver Gustave 37Powerful 40Conduct a meeting 42Laughing 46Crustaceans 47Silent 48A moment 50To cut 51Roster 52Desert conveyance 54Short-visored caps 56Half:a prefix 57A simian58Musical compositions60More ancient62Fiber clusters in wool63Large billed birds 65Extra 67Large arteries 69Spanish house 70Agitates71Former Russian ruler72Native ability 75Extended mental view 76Put in again 80Period of time 81Lukewarm 83Puritan theologian Jonathan 85June bug 86Drowses88Religious ceremonies90Ascend 91Swarm of bees 92To daub 94Treaties 96A fish 97Windstorms 98Spring festival 100Riatas102Liturgical headdresses103Layer of the iris 105French security 106Gala gathering 107Violent streams of water 111Harden 112Scattered rubbish 116Roman poet 117Distributes 119Sphere of combat 121Split 122Icelandic tale 123Growing out 124Anatomical duct 125Egyptian god 126Kill 127Marry again 128Parts of feet 129Observes DOWN 1Large boat 2___ and Leander 3God of love 4Canadian province 5Classification 6Pointed arch 7Gourmet meat puree 8Greek letter 9Revoke,in bridge 10To plot 11An exclamation 12Capetown currency 13Formed an electric spark 14American President Zachary 15Goes before 16Russian river 17Distinct part 18Manner 28Metal containers 30Early political cartoonist 32Spring flower 34Medieval helmet 35Redactors 37Worthless bit 38A figure of speech 39Badger-like animal 40Cougars 41French school 43Occurrence 44Valley in ancient Argolis 45Journeys 47Bread from heaven 49Conclusion 52Party accessory 53Endures 55Littoral area 58Meager 59Petty malice 61Certain horses64Cocktail component66Cultivated land 68Transport types: abbr. 70Motorcycle passenger seat 71Concise 72Taut 73Scent 74Bails 75Essential 76Forays 77Roman official 78Wanderer 79Lock of hair 82Dice spot 84Inscribe 87Day after TGIF 89Accented 91North Carolina cape 93Frenchmans dream 95Function in trigonometry 97The main point 99Deliver 101To connect 102Copper and zinc 104Expiate 106Ultimate 107Throw 108Elliptical 109Capital of Latvia 110Cabbage salad 112Smooth 113Hoarfrost 114Cry of Bacchanals 115Lairs 118Summer,in France 120Scottish explorer Observer crossword puzzle Torrents of ArabiaSolution in the June 15 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the June 8 puzzle. renovate. Previous estimates have been around $2 million a lighthouse. Fowey Rocks just did an assessment; thats going to be about $1.7 million. But thats if you hire a contractor and nothings donated, he said.Bird poop is really bad, he said. Its really acidy; you dont want that in your lighthouse. Thats why Im so adamant that we want someone living in each of the lighthouses. If we cant get someone to live on there, we could get people to rotate on shifts.Possible acquisition is in the early stages. Were waiting for the Coast Guard to give the paperwork to the GSA, Martin said. To find out more, send the Orlando-based Martin an email at ericlighthouse@ yahoo.com.Rehab costs arent cheapFrom Lighthouse,1B BOUTIQUE DONATION Venita Garvin Valdez (left),chief executive officer of the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter,accepts a donation of womens clothing from Blue Boutique manager Betty Sperry.Blue Boutique fashions were recently showcased at the shelters Peace,Love,and Palm Trees fundraiser in Islamorada.David Symons owns the boutique,which also has a Key West location.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,June 12,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 494350 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 26th DAY OF JUNE 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Lot 4, Block 7 Of Cross Key Waterway Estates Section Three, According To The Plat Thereof, As Recorded In Plat Book 6, Page 61, Of The Public Records Of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff VS. MIGUEL ESPINOSA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL ESPINOSA; MARIA M ESPINOSA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA M ESPINOSA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendant. And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000796-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 28th day of MARCH, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published June 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 526174 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. CAP091020 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE RELATING TO IMH ASSETS CORP., COLLATERALIZED ASSETBACKED BONDS, SERIES 2004-4, PLAINTIFF, VS. DAVID L. BENOIT, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 7, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Monroe, Florida, on June 25, 2013, at 11:00am, at courthouse steps 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 for the following described property: LOT 18, BLOCK 1, WINSTON PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 104, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixth (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: A my Heavilin, CPA By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso at 305-292-3423, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040 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. Published June 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 527986 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-91-K Lower Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF SCOTT JEROME BAKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Scott Jerome Baker deceased, whose date of death was April 18, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. 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 June 5, 2013. Personal Representative: Amy L. McKittrick 607 N. 25th Street Billings, Montana 57101 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published June 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 529093 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: CAP09252 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF A MERICA, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AR9 TRUST Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH B. RITCHEY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 5, 2013, and entered in Case No. CAP09252 of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A S TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF A MERICA, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AR9 TRUST, is Plaintiff, and KENNETH B. RITCHEY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at 500 Whitehead Street Key West FL, 33040 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 18 day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Bonefish Bay 10, Lot 5: Commence at the northeasterly corner of below described Parcel #2 and the intersection with the northerly right of way line of Overseas Highway, US Hwy. #1; thence along the northerly right of way line of US Hwy. #1, S 45 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds W, 157.17 feet; thence at right angles to said right of way line, N 44 degrees 09 minutes 00 second W,212.59 feet; thence S 45 degrees 51 minutes 0 second W, 18.03 feet to the point of beginning; thence N 53 degrees 9 minutes 1 second W, 97.84 feet; thence S 36 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds W, 13.75 feet; thence N 53 degrees 09 minutes 01 second W, 6.00 feet; thence S 36 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds W, 24.75 feet; thence S 53 degrees 09 minutes 01 second E, 22.00 feet; thence S 36 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds W, 6.50 feet; thence S 53 degrees 09 minutes 01 second E, 84.50 feet; thence N 36 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds E, 25.00 feet; thence N 53 degrees 09 minutes 01 seconds W, 2.67 feet; thence N 36 degrees 52 minutes 42 seconds E, 20.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PARCEL 2 FOR REFERENCE ONLY: A PART OF TRACT A, ACCORDING TO AMENDED AND EXTENDED PLAT OF MATECUMBE OCEAN-BAY SUBDIVISION, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 96, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOT 12, BOCK 1, AND SAID TRACT A, ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT, ON THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL HEREIN AFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE (COURSE 1) CONTINUE NORTHEASTERLY ON SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 150 FEET; THENCE (COURSE 2) RUN NORTHWESTERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES TO SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO THE SHORE OF THE BAY OF FLORIDA; THENCE (COURSE 3) RUN SOUTHWESTERLY MEANDERING SAID SHORE OF THE BAY OF FLORIDA TO A POINT ON INTERSECTION WITH A LINE RUNNING IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE (COURSE 4) RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE WHICH IS AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND BEING IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE CAPTIONED LAND IS EMBRACED BY GOVERNMENT LOT 5, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 64 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A PARCEL OF SOVEREIGNTY LAND IN FLORIDA BAY, ABUTTING, TRACT A, MATECUMBE OCEAN-BAY SUBDIVISION, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 64 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, LOWER MATECUMBE KEY MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID TRACT A WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 5, THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 51 MINUTES EAST 100 FEET ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 09 MINUTES WEST 581 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF FLORIDA BAY AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 44 DEGREES 09 MINUTES WEST 124 FEET, THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 158.11 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 44 DEGREES 09 MINUTES EAST 200 FEET TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE, THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 22 day of May,2013. A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk U.S. BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF A MERICA, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AR9 TRUST c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 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 seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published June 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 531393 NOTICE Pursuant to the provision of Chapter 194.035(1) of the Florida Statutes, the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board is now accepting applications from individuals who are willing and qualified to serve as Special Magistrate for the purpose of taking testimony and making recommendations to the Board. "A special magistrate appointed to hear issues of exemptions and classifications shall be a member of The Florida Bar with no less than 5 years experience in the area of ad valorem taxation. A special magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of real estate shall be a state certified real estate appraiser with not less than 5 years experience in real property valuation. A special magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of tangible personal property shall be a designated member of a nationally recognized appraisers organization with not less than 5 years experience in tangible personal property valuation." A ll applicants must complete the Florida Department of Revenues Value Adjustment Board Training to qualify for serve. Please forward resume to: A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board PO Box 1980 Key West FL 33041-1980 *Deadline for submission is June 28, 2013 Published June 8, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 531429 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-CA-39-M COMMUNITY BANK OF THE SOUTH a Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH DAVIS DIETZ; DANIEL J. DIETZ; DANAS AIR CONDITIONING AND APPLIANCE SERVICE, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ET ALS Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 5th, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 12 CA 39 M of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein COMMUNITY BANK OF THE SOUTH, is Plaintiff and DEBORAH DAVIS DIETZ, et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Monroe County Courthouse, Front Door, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West at 11 oclock a.m. on the 28th day of June, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment OF Mortgage Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 25 OVERSEAS ESTATES ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 420 97TH STREET OCEAN, MARATHON, FL 33050 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 29th day of May, 2013 Amy Heavilin Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Brittany E. Nugent, Esq. Hershoff Lupino & Yagel, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 90130 Old Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Tel: (305) 852-8440 Fax: (305) 852-8848 Published June 12, 19, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 533567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2011-CA-001048K BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v. ROGELIO HERNANDEZ; A NY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST 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, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 16, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2011-CA001048K of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 17 day of June, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24 OF RAMROD SHORES THIRD ADDITION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 AT PAGE 108 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, 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 Phone: (305) 292-3423 DATED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA THIS 28 DAY OF May, 2013 Shonta McLeod A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The above is to be published in: Florida Keys Keynoter, P. O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 Copies To: MORRIS HARDWICK SCHNEIDER, LLC, A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF, 9409 PHILADELPHIA ROAD BALTIMORE, MD 21237 ROGELIO HERNANDEZ, 6961 SOUTHWEST 152ND STREET, PALMETTO BAY, FL 33157 Published June 8, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 533859 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of In Home Therapy of Monroe County located at 144 S. Bahama Drive, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Christy Minor, Owner Published June 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds
Wednesday,June 12,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad# 537777 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of the art studio located at 12535 Overseas Highway, in the County of Monroe in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Sheila Jean Cook, Owner Published June 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST DOG in Marathon Chihuahua, small light brown female, last seen 23rd St. "Kiki". Call 305-587-8250; email@example.com stonecrabtags Iwanttobuy stonecrabtags.Pleasecall 786-282-2526or305-3459624. firstname.lastname@example.org MARATHON furniture, books, nic-nacs, owned by the artist Joan Howe. 7799 Gulfstream Blvd. Sat & Sun, 8am 1pm. MARATHON WEDS. ONLY! 8-2. 1415 Ocean Terrace, off 15th st. Throw rugs, desks, TVs double bed, etc. Please come and get it, great prices! PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. U.S. & Old Cuban Coins Unwanted or broken gold + silver jewlery. Best price guaranteed. Private collector. 305-743-5780 Carson Car Hauler. Good condition. $1400. Also Electric Mortar Mixer Everything works well. $600. 305-731-9729, Marathon. AffordableWaterfrontLiving NortheastFlorida,Lake Crescent Small,Quiet,AdultPark. HomesforSale$2kto$21k lakecrescentflorida.comor (386)698-3648904-501-7105 email@example.com KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-58412 BR / 1.5 BA MM 100 Canal front, swimming pool, 2nd floor of CBS home. $1800 / mo. incl util + cable. Small pet okay. (305) 322-2937. BPK ON CANALMM 30 2/2 + guest room w/facilities. Deck, tile & wood flrs. Fen yrd. $1950/mo F/L/S. Avl 8-1. Lg term lse. N/S. 603-838-2418 B/S MM 105.5 LARGE 2/1 Furn., canal front w/ screened porch, lush yard & covered parking. F/L/S $1500 + 1/3 elec. Call (305) 619-0136 Marathon MM 55 Gulf Roomy 3 BR,1BA, cath ceilngs, approx 1200sf, nice neighborhood, fen yard, tiled floors. W/D. Avl 7/1, $1545/mo. 305-502-9702 MM 106 5 BR, 4 BA,120 dock 1 minute from Gulf. 3100 sf, fenced in yard. Available July. $2500/mo, F/L/S. 954-290-1444 OCEANFRONT PROPERTY MM 92.5. 2 Master BR, 2 BA + den. Furn., 100 dock w/ deep water. Million $ views. $2500 incl util. Juan (786) 281-4222 MARATHON SHORES Unfurnished, 2 BR, 1 BA duplex for rent. Great neighborhood! $1250/mo. F/L/S. 305-731-6021 MARATHON Unfurn, 2 BR, 1 BA in one half duplex. Fenced yard. No pets. $1200/mo F/L/S. Call Lela, Coldwell Banker RE 305-395-0814 Marathon Waterfront Duplex 1/1 in one half duplex. Beautiful open water views! W/D, beautifully landscaped, dock. $1200/mo FLS. 517-795-3836 KEYS GATE 2/2 TWNHSE. Gated comm. Long term only. F/S $1100 / mo. No sec. 8. Assoc.Approval req. Call Lisa Bradeen@ (305) 852-8477 ISLAMORADA Furnished 1/1 condo. Pool, tennis, garage, laundry, boat dock, ramp, storage yard 25 max. $950mo. F/L/S. No pets. 305-338-0486 MARATHON MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 MM 104 2 BR / 1 BA Lg. Florida room, across from Taylor Crk. H.O. park boat ramp. Mature landscape. $1300. (305) 896-4122 MM 97 O/S 2 BR / 2 BA Rent to own! $1400 + util. + maintenance. Call for details (305) 451-1241. Private Canal Front Home 3/3, billiard room overlooks lush tropical landscape, cut in boat slip,100 on canal. Avl 7-1 Laurie for cost. 954-937-9120 KEYS RV PARK RV lot for rent 6-12 months. $550/mo. First & security dep. + util. Full hook up. 786-300-1170 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 GRASSY KEY Small apartment, 1 person. $740/month + utilities. 305-481-4301Key Largo 2 BR, 1 BA apt. covered patio over looking the water! $1300/mo. Also 1 br apt. $950/mo. Both incl elec & water. See at 510 Geiger Cir. 786-728-2200.MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. Lease. $695 + electric, cable. 305-900-0113 MM 89 1 BR FRESHLY painted rear, downstairs apt. W/D on site, elec. & basic cable incl. $900 / mo. (305) 517-6582 or (305) 664-7252. Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE. Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 COMMERCIAL SPACES MM 100 *Small Office $300 *AC Storage $300 Call (305) 522-6598 LARGE STORAGE YARD MM 91. Suitable for your business. Only $700 per month Call (305) 522-6598. MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 MM 91 LARGE STORAGE YARD FENCED AREA, SPACE AVAILABLE. (305) 522-6598 MM 93 LARGE STORAGE YARD FENCED AREA, SPACE AVAILABLE. (305) 522-6598 P/T BOOKKEEPERFlex hrs 25 hrs/wk. Small office in Marathon. $15/hr. Exp. reqd A/P-A/R.Email resume: jerome @gulfpride-seafood.comP/T FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER Daily sales, payroll, AP, Peachtree req. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (305) 664-2544. Administrative Assistant Needed For Realtor in Marathon. Good computer skills required. 30-40 hours per week. Respond to: email@example.comKeys Insurance is looking for a FT Receptionist/Support staff at the Key Largo Office. Excellent benefits package, including health insurance, 401K, PTO and paid holidays. Send resume to Mmontagne@ keysinsurance.com MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE Is now hiring P/T OFFICE ASSISTANT. Computer exp. a must. Min HS diploma/GED. Quick Books, A/R, A/P, exp. a plus. APPLY IN PERSON ONLY. 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon WANTED: P/T Receptionist for busy nonprofit organization in Islamorada. Duties include answering phones, filing, data entry, and other office related tasks. Must pass drug test. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036. Attention Personnel. PartTimeTeller-Marathon BB&Tisseekingaqualified PartTimeTellerforour MarathonBranch.Please applyonlineatwww.bbt.com, job#399424.Anelectronic assessmentisrequiredforthis position.Pleaselookforanemailwiththesubjectline "BB&TTellerVision AssessmentRequest"theday afteryouapply. CARPENTERS & LABORERS Must have tools & transportation. Long term employment. Top pay for quality minded individuals. Must pass background check. Call (305) 852-2806. Construction Superintendent needed for commercial renovation projects from Marathon to Key West. Fax resume to 305-743-9647 HOUSEKEEPERS Cleaners for Saturdays. $17/hr. In Marathon. Call 305-743-8446 POOL MAINTENANCE MARATHON CALL 305-849-5934 FrontDesk/Reservations Eveningshiftfrom3-10PMand 2-5nightsperweek.Call before5PMforappointment. 305-684-9115 Lobby Concierge MM48 Hammocks. $5-600/wk. @ 30 hrs. Benefits in 90. Get Ap at Front Desk. Career oppty. act today.RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Front Desk Reservationist Marathon, 305-797-1707P/T HOUSEKEEPER for small resort in Islamorada. Must be able to speak & read English. Apply in person @ 243 Treasure Harbor Rd., or call (305) 852-5389. WOW LOOK !!! ProfessionallyBuilt-LocalLicensedContractor w/over35+yearsexperience Spacious1900+sfGroundLevelw/FabulousLayout 300+sfofCoveredPorches CBSConstruction-XZone/NoFloodInsRequired -3bed/2bathPLUSBonusRoomGreatMasterSuite TonsofHallClosetSpace-LgA/CdAttic(150+sf) Sitson3lots-CreateYourOwnBackyardParadise! GreatUpperKeysNeighborhood&Parkw/Ramp WalkingDistancetoA+RatedElementarySchool EasilyConvertedtoADAAccessibleDesign OWNERFINANCINGUNDERCONSTRUCTION-PRICEDTOSELL 8PompanoAvenueMM105BaysideCall(305)522-6598 $325,000LOWDOWNPAYMENT-EASYTERMS!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY LocalTravelAgency LocalTravelAgency WEAREGROWINGANDNEEDQUALIFIED WEAREGROWINGANDNEEDQUALIFIED PEOPLETOBOOKTRAVELALLOVERTHE PEOPLETOBOOKTRAVELALLOVERTHE WORLD.MUSTBEWILLINGTOWORKFULL WORLD.MUSTBEWILLINGTOWORKFULL TIME,HAVEGOODPHONEANDCOMPUTER TIME,HAVEGOODPHONEANDCOMPUTER SKILLS,BENEATINAPPEARANCEWITH SKILLS,BENEATINAPPEARANCEWITH ANUPBEATPOSITIVEATTITUDE.WEHAVE ANUPBEATPOSITIVEATTITUDE.WEHAVE SEVERALPOSITIONSAVAILABLE.WILL SEVERALPOSITIONSAVAILABLE.WILL TRAIN.ALLINBOUNDCALLS. TRAIN.ALLINBOUNDCALLS. TOAPPLYCALL(305)853-5800ANDSET TOAPPLYCALL(305)853-5800ANDSET UPYOURAPPOINTMENTNOW. UPYOURAPPOINTMENTNOW. MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Ifyouareupbeat,outgoing, andateamplayer, TheateroftheSeahasan opportunityforyou! ThtfthSilkif TheateroftheSeaislookingforthe rightpersontoworkinourMaintenance Dept.full-time. Candidatesmustbefamiliar withlightcarpentry,electricandplumbing. Multi-lingualisdefinitelyaplus.Shouldbe physicallyfit.Pleaseapplyinpersonwithcopy ofworkexperience. Ifyouareupbeat,outgoing, andateamplayer, TheateroftheSeahasan opportunityforyou! ThtfthSilkif PARTTIMEPOSITIONWearelookingfortherightpersontoworkin swimregistrationandourgiftshop.Only experiencedpersonswithhighcustomer servicestandardswillbeconsidered.Mustbe cheerfulandflexibleandabletoworkextra hoursifneededduringhightrafficseasons. Pleaseapplyinperson. POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. BehavioralHealth Technician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapistProvidingindividualand groupcounselingformental healthandsubstance abuseclientsinthe Marathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW, LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingual preferred.Fulltime. CaseManagerCoordinatingandproviding servicestoadultsand childrenintheMiddleand LowerKeys.Bachelorsin HumanServiceFieldand1 yearexperiencerequired. Full-Time.RN/LPNPerDiemNurses PartandFullTimeforthe CrisisStabilizationUnit/Detox UnitinMarathon. Specialincentivesoffered.FrontOfficeReceptionistMarathon.FullTime.Minimum oftwoyearsinaprofessional supportstaffpositionand proficiencyinMicrosoftOffice required.SubstanceAbuseCounselor ForJailIncarcerationProgram atMonroeCountyDetention CenterinKeyWest.Bachelors inHumanServicesrequired CAPandBilingualpreferred. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,June 12,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: THE MOORINGS is seeking a friendly, self motivated, team player for Guest Services; duties include beach attendant and assisting guests with luggage, etc. Appearance counts. Please pick up an application @ 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada FL or fax resume to 664.4242 or email to moori email@example.com THE MOORINGS is 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 LEGAL SECRETARY State Attorneys Office Plantation Key Legal office experience preferred. Good communication and computer skills required. Must be able to work well with others. $26,000/year. E.O.E. State of Florida Benefit package. Drug free workplace. Send State of Florida application or resume to Mark E. Kohl, Esq., Office of the State Attorney, 88820 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Tavernier, FL 33070 or e-mail to MarkKohl@KeysSAO.org. EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. IMMEDIATE HIRING Breakfast and Dinner Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554, 10am-12pm. LINE COOKWith sauteed experience. Cabana Breezes Immediately hiring! Call 743-4849 or Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB.NOW HIRING LINE COOK Apply in person Brutus Seafood 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. DIESEL MECHANIC NEEDED Please apply in person, All Keys Diesel, 3988 Overseas Highway, Gulf, Marathon or call 289-2070 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) 664-3662. HANDYMAN WANTED To do light carpentry. Must speak English, have transportaion and tools. Please call 743-5717 MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 21 SPEEDCRAFT CC 200 hp Mercury. Runs good, SS prop, 2 axel trailer. $2000 158 Plantation Ave. 33070 (954) 829-1641. 30 Custom Island Hopper flybridge, low hr twin Cummins Diesels, USCG documented. Perfect fish, dive, charter Must see! $125k. 305-872-3123 39 Sea Ray Sports Fisherman 1984 Twin 6-53s diesels, loaded! Large fish cockpit. AS IS $20,000 obo. 305-743-3241 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE or lease in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incuded. $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 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada 39 FITZ FISHING BOAT Powered by 3406 Catepillar, 2500 Stone Crab traps & tags. Will sell all or can separate. 239-825-4778; 239-825-4782 40 Fitz Lobster, Crab boat 8V92TTI. 2 1/2 -1 transmission Complete electronics. Twin hydraulic haulers. Turn key. $55,000 Carlos, 727-326-2437 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 MERCRUISER MARINE 454 8 cyl., Borg-Warner trans., (case is broken). Eng. is less carb., starter & dist. Eng. has heat exchanger & risers. Eng. has been removed from Govt. owned boat & stored indoors for 10 yrs. Appears in ex. cond. but no warranty implied. Good for rebuild. $1500 1-305-633-1524. Located in Miami. Ask for George MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 5TH WHEEL TRAILER 31 2007 Cardinal LE, Immcaulate, King bed, 2 Lazy Boy recliners. $23,000. Call (305) 451-0561 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 44K mi, hard & soft tops, roll bar, suspension lift kit, prem. stereo & satellite radio, prem. whls. $15,500. 305-923-0718 25 Flagstaff Travel Trailer. Ultra-Lite. Aluminum framing, fiberglass siding. $5900. 305-743-5717, Marathon. A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 O ffice Depot Inc. Marathon Now hiring ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER SALES SUPERVISOR FT SALES CONSULTANT, CPD FT SALES CONSULTANT, TECHNOLOGY PT SALES CONSULTANT, CPD PT SALES CONSULTANT, TECHNOLOGY PT SALES CONSULTANT, SALES FLOOR LOGISTIC, SPECIALIST Applicant must have strong communication skills.Come be a part of our new small format store. A/C Marathon A/C & Appl Sales and Fast & Reliable Service! Lic# CAC017490 Call 743-5051 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098100534080-01 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign 292-2682 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 COURIER SERVICE PRONTO DELIVERY From Palm Bch to all FL Keys SAME DAY DELIVERY 6 days a week.305-322-1021 ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitivewagesand anexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PartTime&FullTime FrontDeskAgents CustomerServiceand/orSupervisorExperienceaPlus JoinTeamHammocksandworkinafunandexcitingenvironment. Weoffergrowthopportunities,acompetitivesalaryandanexcellentbenefitpackage.POSITIONS A V AILABLE: ExperiencedLineCookandGrillCook SeasonalBartenders ActivitiesPerson( Previouscampcounselor,swimming,arts&craftsexp.aplus)Applyinperson: 1688OverseasHwy.,MarathonMM48.2BaysideEqualOpportunityEmployer/DrugFreeWorkplace Deliverournewspapers 2-5daysaweekinMarathon.Nocollectingrequired. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. Pocket someextraCASHPocket someextraCASHPayofftheboatorcar CHEF/LINECOOKExperienced.Goodpay,great workingconditions,goodhours.Paid holidays&healthbenefitsavailable. Applyinperson:MARATHON YACHTCLUB82533rdSt.,Marathon Applyinpersonat:MARATHON YACHTCLUB82533rdSt.Marathon NoPhoneCallsPlease LINECOOKExperiencedCook. Days/Nights. BUSDRIVERPOSITION DrivethescenicLOWERKEYSMarathontoKeyWest The CityofKeyWestDepartmentofTransportation isseeking MARATHONBASED contractbusdriversfortheLowerKeysShuttle. Payis $15.61 perhour. Qualificationsinclude: -ClassBCDLwithpassengerendorsement -Safedrivingrecordforpast36months -Abletoread,write,andspeakEnglish/bilingualaplus -FTA/FDOTpre-employmentdrug&physical -Highschoolgraduateorequivalent -Minimumoneyearexperiencedriving30to35ftvehicle Qualifiedapplicantsmayvisit www.keywestcity.com orapplyattheHuman Resourceoffice,3102FlaglerAvenue,KeyWest,FL EEOC/DrugFreeWorkplace DIRECTOROFFINANCE/COMPTROLLERFloridaKeysMosquitoControlDistrictTheFinanceDirectorwillbeanactivememberoftheDistricts managementteam.Thispositionwillworkcloselywiththe ExecutiveDirector,OperationsDirector,andResearchDirectorto assistwithmanagementdecisionsandwiththeSupervisorystaff throughouttheyearwithbudgetingissues.TheFinanceDirector willplayalargeroleinproactivelyadvisingtheExecutiveDirectorandCommissioners aboutthepotentialfinancialimpactsoffutureactions.Thispositionrequiresa combinationofgoodfinancial,communication,andmanagementskills. Interestedcandidateswantingfurtherinformationgoto: www .keysmosquito.org BoardMeetings&Announcements-EmploymentOpportunities. AllqualifiedcandidatescansubmittheirresumetoMbehrend@keysmosquito.org TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. L L o o k i n g f o r a U S C G l i c e n s e d C a p t a i n f o r P / T w o r k t h a t i s f a m i l i a r w i t h I s l a m o r a d a w a t e r s & K e y s f i s s h i n g t e c h n i q u e s Willbereq.toconductbusinessinprofessional&productive manner&maintainhighstandardsnecessarytobep a rtofthe BlueChipTooCharterBoatorganization.Onlythehighly motivated&energeticneedapply.Salarytobedeterminedoncredentials&availability. C C a l l C a p t S k i p B r a d e e n @ ( 3 0 5 ) 4 8 1 5 1 5 1 ABASSPROSHOPSAFFILIATEComeworkinourModernRestaurantWEAREACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONSFOR : : LineCookMustbedependableandhaveexperienceina highvolumekitchenenvironmentMai n tenanceHelperKnowledgeofbasictradeskillssuchas carpentry,painting,etc.Mustbewillingtoalso performjanitorialtasks.BartenderMustbeexperiencedApply@RestaurantAdministrativeOffice 81532OverseasHwy.MM81.5Bayside Islamorada,FL33036NOPHONECALLSPLEASEE E q u a l O p p o r t u n i t y E m p l o y e r D r u g F r e e W o r k p l a c e CAREERS OFFICE DEPOT INC. MARATHON NOW HIRING:Assistant Store Manager Sales Supervisor FT Sales Consultant, CPD FT Sales Consultant,Technology PT Sales Consultant, CPD PT Sales Consultant,Technology PT Sales Consultant, Sales Floor Logistic, Specialist Applicant must have strong communication skills. Come be a part of our new small format store. Please apply online at www.officedepot.com A/C Marathon A/C & Appl Sales and Fast & Reliable Service! Lic# CAC017490 Call 743-5051 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. L L o o k i n g f o r a U S C G l i c e n s e d C a p t a i n f o r P / T w o r k t h a t i s f a m i l i a r w i t h I s l a m o r a d a w a t e r s & K e y s f i s s h i n g t e c h n i q u e s Willbereq.toconductbusinessinprofessional&productive manner&maintainhighstandardsnecessarytobep a rtofthe BlueChipTooCharterBoatorganization.Onlythehighly motivated&energeticneedapply.Salarytobedeterminedoncredentials&availability. C C a l l C a p t S k i p B r a d e e n @ ( 3 0 5 ) 4 8 1 5 1 5 1 DIRECTOROFFINANCE/COMPTROLLERFloridaKeysMosquitoControlDistrictTheFinanceDirectorwillbeanactivememberoftheDistricts managementteam.Thispositionwillworkcloselywiththe ExecutiveDirector,OperationsDirector,andResearchDirectorto assistwithmanagementdecisionsandwiththeSupervisorystaff throughouttheyearwithbudgetingissues.TheFinanceDirector willplayalargeroleinproactivelyadvisingtheExecutiveDirectorandCommissioners aboutthepotentialfinancialimpactsoffutureactions.Thispositionrequiresa combinationofgoodfinancial,communication,andmanagementskills. Interestedcandidateswantingfurtherinformationgoto: www .keysmosquito.org BoardMeetings&Announcements-EmploymentOpportunities. AllqualifiedcandidatescansubmittheirresumetoMbehrend@keysmosquito.org TheFinanceDirectorwillbeanactivememberoftheDistricts managementteam.Thispositionwillworkcloselywiththe ExecutiveDirector,OperationsDirector,andResearchDirectorto assistwithmanagementdecisionsandwiththeSupervisorystaff throughouttheyearwithbudgetingissues.TheFinanceDirector willplayalargeroleinproactivelyadvisingtheExecutiveDirectorandCommissioners aboutthepotentialfinancialimpactsoffutureactions.Thispositionrequiresa combinationofgoodfinancial,communication,andmanagementskills. AllqualifiedcandidatescansubmittheirresumetoMbehrend@keysmosquito.org Interestedcandidateswantingfurtherinformationgoto: www .keysmosquito.org BoardMeetings&Announcements-EmploymentOpportunities. CLOSINGDATE 6/14/13 THE ORIGINAL MARATHON BLACKSTONE CRAB TRAP PAINT.EPA APPROVED.CALL JERRY 305-664-1286 $14,5000.