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Captains column, 1B County prioritizes projectsAlist of recreational projects long sought by Florida Keys residents like repairs to the old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, a park at Rowells Marina in Key Largo, and Higgs Beach improvements in Key West won tentative support in an early round of Monroe County budget talks Tuesday.Discussion during a special County Commission meeting in Key West centered on a newly unveiled five-year staff plan to spend $57 million, generated by the countys 1-cent infrastructure sales tax, on capital improvements. Commissioners questioned cost estimates for some of the 15 projects as unrealistically low and noted that others Rowells, for one are basically guesswork. All these are subject to getting more refined numbers, Commissioner Danny Kolhage cautioned County Administrator Roman Gastesi and other department heads.Nothing is in stone until September when the countys final budget will be approved, Gastesi acknowledged.The draft list for infrastructure sales-tax money includes:$6 million for Rowells Marina, eight virtually empty acres fronting Florida Bay at mile marker 104.5. No realestate appraisals have been finished so the $6 million is an estimate to cover the purchase price and possibly some park facilities.$2.7 million for the countys share of deck repairs to the old Seven Mile Bridge, estimated to cost $18 million overall. County Mayor George Neugent said top officials at the state Department of Transportation this week indicated they would accept less than $9 million a figure originally proposed as the local contribution. $1 million to move Key Wests Atlantic Boulevard at Higgs Beach. That would create more space on the oceanside of the road, making the beachside area eli-Overall, $57 million is designated for parks, old Seven Mile, moreMONROE COUNTYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com MARINE RESEARCHPhoto by D.J.ROLLERThe Aquarius underwater lab is now under the auspices of Florida International University.Formerly,the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Hill operated it.AnotherCousteau dives inIn a tribute to his renowned grandfather, a Cousteau plans to launch the longest mission ever undertaken aboard the Aquarius, the undersea habitat at the Florida Keys reef.Mission 31, a saturationdiving mission planned to begin Oct. 1, would last 31 days. Researchers will seek evidence of climate change in examining corals and sponges, and the team will test new underwater equipment.This inner-spacestation is the only undersea marine habitat and lab in the world, Fabien Cousteau said in a June 11 statement. As previous missions have lasted a maximum of 18 days, this will be the first time Aquarius has hosted a mission of this length.The 31 days would be one day longer than the Conshelf II mission in 1963 that his grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, planned and undertook in a Red Sea habitat. The Academy Award-winning documentary, World Without Sun, depicts life in the sea as seen from Conshelf II.Not only will our endeavor break new ground in ocean exploration, but it also coincides with the 50th anniversary of a monumental legacy left by my grandfather, Fabien said.The Aquarius Reef Base, owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and now under operation by Florida International University staff, lies in 63 feet of water at Conch Reef off Islamorada. We at FIU are enthusiastic about Mission 31 and expanding the education and outreach role of the Aquarius Reef Base through this novel and entrepreneurial mission, said James Fourqurean, an FIU professor of biological sciences who oversees Aquarius operations.We look forward to working with Fabien Cousteau and his corporate, private and academic partners to make sure that the mission reaches its lofty aspirations and advances the goals of both NOAAand FIU, Fourqurean said by e-mail.Fabien Cousteau, 45, is the son of frequent Keys visitor Jean-Michel Cousteau. He accompanied his grandfather and father on expeditions aboard the iconic Calypso research vessel, and down the Amazon River. During Mission 31, Cousteau plans to include extensive contacts with schools so students can experience the excitement of discovery, exploration and scientific endeavors again.No missions have taken place aboard Aquarius sinceGrandson of explorer plans Aquarius workBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgAviations curve may be changingThe city of Marathon is planning a major overhaul to the Aviation Boulevard bike trail that could include a drastic change to the sharp curve leading from the residential area behind Florida Keys Marathon Airport to U.S. 1. Construction is a long ways off, but the main aspect of the project would include refurbishing and widening the path between the road and airport fence to 8 feet. But doing so would mean some of the more than 40 electric poles on Aviation would have to be moved. The apparent preferred staff option is moving the 35-foot poles off the road, which means they would be in the ground behind the airport fence.Councilman Dick Ramsay has been pushing another option: To move the poles out toward the road and redesign the curve outward. He said that option could be done quicker.Were working on it and were considering multiple options. At the end of the day, if it makes it safer, thats the goal, Planning Director George Garrett said. For the poles to move ontoIt would be part of larger bike-path planBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe curve along Aviation Boulevard in Marathon could undergo major changes if a proposed bike-path project comes to fruition.Moving the road 8 feet out to the left is one of two design options the city is considering.Sustainability will drive permitsAs the city of Key West prepares to receive, for the first time in two decades, building permit allocations for new construction, a development company is already jockeying to get some of the market-rate allocations.The permit allocation system is mandated by the state and tied to the Keysgoal of a 24-hour hurricane evacuation. The allocations come from the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The city hasnt received market-rate allocations, valued around $75,000 apiece, since 1983, and only limited allocations for affordable housing. There are about 75 on hand right now. One of the sticking points in negotiations with Wendover Housing, which is partnering with the Assisted Care Coalition to try to build an assisted-living facility at the Truman Waterfront, is the citys position that the facility have both market-rate and affordable unit. The $32 million complex would be 110 units. Wendover wants 3.5 market-Wendover already trying to get market-rate unitsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Fabien Cousteau is carrying on the ocean-research legacy of his grandfather,Jacques-Yves Cousteau,with the Mission 31 program.See Permits,2ASee Cousteau,2ASee Aviation,3ASee County,3A
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POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail email@example.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSheriffs deputy crashes cruiserAMonroe County Sheriffs Office deputy crashed his cruiser on Duck Key early Monday morning. Deputy Michael Sielicki wasnt injured and alcohol isnt considered a factor, says the Florida Highway Patrol.Trooper Diana GarciaCruz said that about 4:15 a.m., Sielicki was driving a 2010 Crown Victoria eastbound on Duck Key Drive, beyond Hawks Cay Resort, when he lost control, drove over the raised median, overcorrected and hit the concrete guard rail on the Truman Bridge.People who saw the aftermath say the guardrail is so damaged, theyre surprised the car didnt end up in the water. 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 rate allocations to construct 35 market-rate units (the fractional number is because due to their size, they would equate to onetenth of a whole unit). The remaining units would be designated affordable. In a memo to the Key West City Commission, City Attorney Shawn Smith summarized: The city has stated previously that it could provide affordable [allocations] from the existing pool. The city has declined previously to give marketrate allocations. This was because of a lack of availability. However those units are now being made available. Earlier this month, DEO granted the city 91 permit allocations annually for the next 10 years based on the city updating its land-use plan to conform with state regulations. Of those, 40 percent, or 36 for each of the next three years, can go to market-rate homes. The rest must go toward affordable housing. For the following seven years, half must go for affordable housing, 40 percent for market-rate homes and 10 percent for transient housing such as hotels. City Planner Don Craig said city staff is reviewing a proposed law that, if passed by commissioners in July, would establish an application method to divvy up the allocations. For Wendover, Smith said, The allocation of those units to this or any other entity will have to follow the new ... requirements. What we cannot do is violate our own rules for these units. Wendover Managing Partner Jeff Sharkey said we realized that this was not something the city typically provides, but we suggested it in our effort to keep the hard costs for the project under control. He estimated the cost of purchasing unused marketrate allocations on the open market would cost around $262,500. Craig said the application system would essentially score proposals, with higher marks going for projects that emphasize sustainability. Consideration will include units complying with the Florida Green Building Codes bronze sustainability level or being LEED-certified through the U.S. Green Building Council; being 1.5 feet above the flood level; and having 25 percent of the roof area capturing runoff for landscape watering. We really need to address sustainability in our community and thats what were trying to do, Craig said.Wendover wont get privilegeFrom Permits,1Alast July. Federal budget cuts eliminated research grants that supported Aquarius, and operations directed by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington ended.The future of Aquarius was highly uncertain until FIU reached agreement to maintain the 43-foot-long metal structure that sleeps six aquanauts (typically four divers and two staff technicians). NOAAlast week confirmed that it would provide funding to FIU for facility maintenance through the end of the year. Mission costs are not covered. Cousteau continues to raise money for Mission 31 but has attracted scientific support from Northeastern University and the Divers Alert Network, which will focus on physiological and psychological aspects of the extended mission. Sylvia Earle, the ocean pioneer who has been aboard three Aquarius missions, and fellow members of the OceanElders organization, including Richard Branson and singer Neil Young, are lending support to the project. The Weather Channel is involved, and shooting for an IMAX film is planned. We are confident enough that we have blocked out the time on the schedule for this mission, Fourqurean said. Missions aboard Aquarius typically last 10 to 14 days, and allow divers to spend about six hours a day working in the 60-feet depths and deeper. It has been located at Conch Reef for 21 years. FIU staff is planning its own science and education mission this summer but has not finalized dates. Other groups have been in contact about Aquarius missions, Fourqurean said. We are counting on a very busy summer at Conch Reef, he said.Neil Young among mission supportersFrom Cousteau,1AThree charged in Marathon break-inThree men including the son of a murder-for-hire suspect and the son of a Monroe County Sheriffs Office sergeant were jailed Monday, charged with breaking into a Marathon house.Charged with felony grand theft are Joseph Zecca, 25; Brandon Mixon, 20; and Charles Hosendove, 22. Mixon is also charged with providing false information when pawning merchandise, and dealing in stolen property.According to charging information, on April 11, the trio broke into a house on Bonito Drive in Marathon and stole a $7,000 gold pendant in the shape of a tarpon, a $350 Asus tablet computer and $200 in cash. The same day, according to the Sheriffs Office, Mixon pawned the pendant at Joes Cash Flow Pawn Shop, and the three split the proceeds.Zecca is the son of Dennis Zecca of Duck Key, arrested by federal authorities in December for allegedly hiring a man to kill Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt. The killing was foiled because the supposed hit man was an informant who was wired, authorities say.Dennis Zecca, 52, remains in the Federal Detention Center in Miami on 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. His trial is tentatively slated for December. Mixon is the son of longtime Sheriffs Office employee Sgt. Eric Mixon, stationed in Islamorada.Robbery arrestsThree young men were arrested Monday after they allegedly beat and robbed another man on Lindahl Street in Marathon. Charged with battery and robbery are Gerry Pinson, 20; David Littleton, 19; and Marvin Hernandez, 16.The Sheriffs Office says the victim told Deputy William Daniels he was walking behind the Walgreens at U.S. 1 and 107th Street at 3 a.m. when the trio started walking with him. He said just before he got to Lindahl, the three punched him in the face several times, knocked him down and took his wallet, which had $20 inside.$7,000 pendant stolen,pawnedCRIME FRONTLongtime fire chief Wagner retiresAfter 15 years serving as the chief of the department he created, William Wagner retired this week from the Islamorada Fire-Rescue Department. Wagner, 52, officially stepped down Tuesday. It is with a heavy heart that I leave the position which I have performed for the last 15 years, but I have decided the time has come to start my retirement and spend more time with my family and other fire and emergency management endeavors, Wagner wrote in a June 4 letter to Village Manager Ed Koconis. Wagners career in the fire service spans more than 35 years. He started out as a fire explorer at the Conch Key Volunteer Fire Department in 1976. He was hired as the first deputy fire marshal for Monroe County in 1998. When the village of Islamorada incorporated in 1998, Wagner was hired as fire chief. For three years, he served in dual roles as chief of both Islamorada and the city of Marathon. During Hurricane Andrew in August 1992, Wagner set up a command post in Florida City that included more than 150 firefighters performing searchand-rescue operations. He managed a unified command system that included more than 100 police officers, several relief agencies and members of the Florida National Guard, according to his biography. Since then, he has served as incident commander in Islamorada through seven tropical storms and hurricanes. Koconis said hes in negotiations with Assistant Chief Terry Abel to fill the slot. Wagner had been earning $114,000 annually.Deputy chief is likely to get top spotISLAMORADA Keynoter StaffWEST MARINE RISING Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYA new 13,500-square-foot West Marine superstore is quickly rising at Caroline and Grinnell streets along the Key West Bight.Development company Conch Harbor Retail Center LLC is financing the construction at 951 Caroline St.,adjacent to the popular pool bar Dantes. FAArejects EOC locationThe Federal Aviation Administration says a Florida Keys Marathon Airport parcel set aside since at least 2003 for a new emergency operations center is not suitable for the project.According to county documents, the determination was made when the county submitted completed designs to the FAAfor review.County Project Management Division Director Kevin Wilson said the FAA rejected the site, on the airports eastern end next to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office hangar, because it sits in a designated airport approach zone. The EOC design is virtually the same height as the hangar, which is grandfathered in because it was built before the approach zone was adopted. We even asked if we get a variance or get a waiver by doing appropriate lighting, Wilson said.In February, the County Commission approved spending roughly $1 million on the design; the money was reimbursed through a state Department of Emergency Management grant. The County Commission is scheduled to discuss the issue when it meets for its monthly meeting at the Marathon Government Center, but not because construction on the proposed $12 million facility is imminent.County Airports Director Peter Horton said a company called Jobe Material LPrents hangar space in the area and has requested to expand its area by 100 feet.He wants to expand the hangar, not by much, but it will be out into that area. Until the county clears that, I cant do anything with it, Horton said. As for the EOC, Horton said it would be moved to the airports transitional zone, which is to the side of the runway. The most likely spot would be the parking lot near the center of the airport property. To me, that makes more sense. You can park underneath it and you dont have any environmental concerns because its all paved already, Horton said. Wilson said the design is for a building on stilts, per state Emergency Management criteria. Orlando-area firm Architects Design Group, a prominent designer of EOC buildings in Florida, did the design. Wilson said the 15,000square-foot building would withstand 225 mph winds and a 16-foot storm surge. It included offices for [county Emergency Management] staff, so they would be housed there permanently. Then, of course, a dedicated EOC that wouldnt have to be converted like we convert our existing commission chambers in Marathon, he said.Agency:Move building from approach zoneBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONFinal HOB bill due June 24The final bill has to be paid by June 24, but that wont mean the end of verifying that all costs were justified in the reconstruction of Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West. The Monroe County School Board was scheduled to meet Tuesday at Marathon High School in special session to approve two contractual change orders on the $40 million rebuild. The money came in the form of a federal stimulus loan financed through Bank of America. One change is $516,000 in savings, or money allocated but not spent for reasons such as overestimates of material and labor costs, between the School District ($309,847) and Coastal Construction ($206,565). The other is the final payment to Coastal for $1.3 million. Board members John Dick and Robin SmithMartin said they couldnt attend the meeting but three of the five board members attending constitute a quorum. When the board met June 18, there was informal consensus to pay accountant Steve Pribramsky, a former District 1 School Board member, to analyze the labor and material costs claimed by Coastal. The board committed to a post-mortem, Chairman Andy Griffiths said. which should be standard practice for a project this size. Well have lots of accountability. He added, We dont sign off our rights for accountability just because we authorize the final payout. John Dick agreed: This will close out the contract for HOB but if theres any problems, we can go back. Pribramsky is conducting whats called attestation services for the project, essentially verifying Coastals accounting. Apreliminary report indicates the figures added up. Ayear ago, people said wed never make it on time and wed be way over budget, Dick said, but its not going that way. If therere problems, well straighten them out. Board member Ed Davidson, Coastals most vocal critic, said that once given the go-ahead for a forensic audit of the threeyear project, Pribramskys focus would shift from accounting for the money to ensuring the validity of the claims.Forensic audit will follow in coming monthsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSReporter StaffWagners career in the fire service spans more than 35 years.
Wednesday,June 19,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com airport property, County Airports Director Peter Horton said, they couldnt be taller than 28 feet without the Federal Aviation Administration approving obstruction lighting to help notify pilots of their presence.The FAAnormally approves them, but I dont want to speak for them. You tell them the proposal and they analyze the traffic for your airport and determine if you can do it or not, he said. Another concern would be mangroves that would have to be cut in order to make room for the poles and move the fence in. Garrett said thats doable, but that permits would take at least six months to secure through the state Department of the Transportation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Im sure it would take six months to get permits, but also some time to redesign the road, he said, referring to Ramsays preferred option. That option has issues of its own, most notably a small piece of property belonging to the Monroe County-owned airport on the other side of Aviation. Believing it owned it, the city signed that property over to Coconut Cay Resort owner Jim Rhyne, who uses it for parking. In addition, moving the curve out would sharpen an already dangerous stretch of road, according to Planning Department renderings attached to last weeks City Council meeting agenda. City Public Works Manager Carlos Solis has advocated moving the poles onto airport property, but said the city is weighing both options.Both sides have their constraints and ups and downs. Its in the planning stages right now, he said. Before plans are finalized, well look at all feasible options. Safety is the biggest thing and the path of least resistance.Solis said the bike-path project is not included in the state Department of Transportations five-year work plan, but that hes optimistic it could happen in the near future. They may say, We have funding, go ahead and start the design and we can get this done in two years, he said.FAAkey to proposalFrom Aviation,1A gible to receive bed-tax proceeds and other grants needed to launch a decade-old improvement plan.$3.2 million to raise the level of Bernstein Park on Stock Island by more than a foot to solve flooding issues. For all practical purposes, it means building a new park, county Public Works Director Kevin Wilson. Commissioners agreed improvements at Bernstein Park are a must.$1 million to improve the unofficial Big Pine Key swimming hole off Pine Channel.Other capital projects given an early nod were county road repairs ($12.5 million); building a new Marathon library on the bayside of U.S. 1 ($3 million); renovation of the Jefferson Browne government building in Key West ($6 million) and the Plantation Key Government Center ($10 million); a new Summerland Key fire station ($4 million); and a fire-academy center on Crawl Key ($1.2 million).Rowells Marine triggered some of the strongest debate Tuesday. Kolhage and Commissioner Heather Carruthers asked about the asking price, the lack of waterfront access in the Lower Keys, and the unknown expense of operating at a new park. Access to water is a problem from one end of the county to the other and theres nothing special about Key Largo, Kolhage said. Its beautiful, large bayfront land, Commission Sylvia Murphy said. Once condos go up, its gone from public use.... I dont think we have the right, if its available at a reasonable price, not to buy it future generations. Commissioner David Rice compared it to Islamoradas purchase of the Plantation Yacht Harbor resort, controversial at the time. Thats now Founders Park. Now people say its the most visionary decision the city ever made.Rowells likely a goFrom County,1A Budget season startsThe annual government summer budget season is about to hit full swing in the Keys.Key Colony Beach kicked things off with its initial budget hearing Monday morning, while Monroe County held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss part of its fiscal year 2013-14 spending (cost of health care, salaries) and long-term capital improvement plan. The remaining Keys governments are set to follow, beginning with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District on Monday in Marathon. Its scheduled for 4 p.m. at the district office on 107th Street. Key Colony Beach Mayor/Administrator Ron Sutton said his citys budget would likely be wrapped up during a July 3 special meeting at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The countys tentative 2013-14 budget is scheduled to be delivered to the County Commission on July 17 in Key West.On July 29 and 30 at the Harvey Government Center in Key West, the county has a special meeting scheduled to further discuss the budget and capital improvement. Final dates, times and sites for final public hearings will be set.The Mosquito Control Board has tentative workshops scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on July 22 in Key West and, if necessary, following its Aug. 19 monthly meeting in Marathon.The districts final public hearings are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 5 at its Key Largo office and Sept. 14 at its Stock Island office. Both are slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.The city of Marathons first budget meeting is slated for July 18 at 5 p.m. at the fire station at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. The City Council will adopt a proposed property tax rate, finalize public hearing dates and review the 2013-14 proposed general fund budget.Marathon is scheduled to hold a second workshop on July 23 at the Marathon Government Center to discuss special revenue and enterprise fund budgets. Public hearings are scheduled to be held during the Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 council meetings.The city of Key West is scheduled to hold all-day budget workshops July 15, 16 and 17. The two final public hearings are tentatively slated for Sept. 5 and Sept. 17.Times for the all-day workshops have not been announced, but typically begin at 9 a.m. The two public hearings would begin at 6 p.m. All meetings are at Old City Hall on Greene Street. In Islamorada, the Village Council kicks off budget season with a July 23 workshop to discuss the general fund, enterprise funds and preliminary assessed property values. Its scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Founders Park Community Center.Taxing agencies get to work on 2013-14 spendingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comGOVERNMENT SPENDINGSewer landscape up for approvalIt never turned into the War of the Roses but a hubbub over hibiscus could be settled at todays Monroe County Commission in Marathon.Two items on todays agenda for the Marathon Government Center grew from a Duck Key situation involving landscaping and sewers.One would allow landscaping plants installed at Duck Key wastewater lift stations to remain, while a new ordinance would create the opportunity for other homeowner associations to add greenery to the wastewater works. The Duck Key Property Owners Association installed plants around visible pipes and gauge boxes at sewer lift stations, located on Monroe Countys right of way on the island. Those lift stations are not the prettiest things, said David Williamson, president of the Duck Key association. Although the homeowners got no objection from the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority that oversees the county sewer projects, it turned out that county code prohibits new landscaping in the right of way. Commissioners in May agreed that hibiscus and other plantings make for a better view than wastewater stations, and gave preliminary approval to the Duck Key appeal. Asecond vote today, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., would confirm that. In addition, the county will consider a code change that allows other homeowners associations but not individuals to undertake limited landscaping to beautify the area immediately surrounding the wastewater lift stations, provided they sign a maintenance contract. In another sewer issue, members of the Cudjoe Key Property Owners Association speak to the commission at 3:30 p.m. about their concern that using grinder pumps in a new Lower Keys sewer system would be more costly than the typical gravity collection system. Commissioners also are expected to approve an $87,500 contribution toward maintaining the Pigeon Key ferry service until June 2014. The $231,250 contract with Paradise Divers Inc. also is funded by a state Department of Transportation grant, and $17,345 from the city of Marathon.The commission meets starting at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center at mile marker 48.5 bayside.Rationale:Plants are better than lift stationsCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgOverseas Lounge under contractThe former Overseas Liquor & Lounge property near mile marker 49 in Marathon is once again under contract to be sold.Its all good news and its a culmination of seven years of our hard work getting the property ready. His name is Timothy OConnell. Hes a very experienced land developer and businessman, attorney Richard Warner said.Warner is the co-personal representative for the estate of Joseph Ardolino, which owns the historic building on Overseas Highway. On numerous occasions, Warner has claimed the city of Marathon has targeted the Overseas property and blocked it from re-opening as a bar and package store, last open in 2008, thus preventing a $750,000 sale to John Foster in 2011. Both Warner and OConnells attorney, Tom Wright, mentioned the pending sale during a Code Compliance Board hearing last Wednesday. Wright is also employed by the city as independent counsel to the Code Board.Its still in the due diligence period, so hes getting inspections performed and were getting it investigated in various ways, Wright said.The Ardolino estate was on the agenda because its 360-day window to connect to the citys sewer system expired March 31. The Code Board has heard roughly 100 such cases.Warner claims the estate has no money to connect to the system because of the citys actions, and made a similar argument before the Code Board last Wednesday. But Warner agreed to drop concerns with how the estate was notified of its failure to connect the city maintains the notice was proper because the sale to OConnell, from Buffalo, N.Y., could be complete within 30 to 60 days. If this can go through ... well have a hugely beneficial new facility there employing people, Warner said, adding the new sale price would be $500,000.Warner has 90 days to apply for a sewer $85 permit, which is good for another 360 days assuming the property is inspected within 180 days of it being issued. Its for a lateral connection to the sewer system, for which all city property owners are responsible.Attorney says sale to be done in two monthsMARATHONBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMarston retires, goes to countyAfter 30 years with the Key West Fire Department, Craig Marston, division chief of emergency management and training, is retiring effective Friday.But Marston, who did not respond to requests for comment, wont be leaving the profession; hes going to work as a firefighter trainer for Monroe County Fire Rescue.Newly titled Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Marston starts his new job, at $70,153 a year, on Monday.He will be training career firefighters and volunteers from Tavernier to Key West International Airport, Fire Rescue Chief James Callahan said. He has a big job and lots of territory.One of Marstons key roles with the city was coordinating emergency operations during hurricanes and other tropical weather. Hurricane season started June 1.In a previous interview with the Keynoter Marston discussed the complexities of emergency operations: People think this is just for hurricanes, but we plan for almost any kind of emergency scenario. Those can be anything from a telecommunications failure to an emergency at the Turkey Point nuclear power plan to a mass immigration from Cuba. Alan Averette, a 15-year department veteran who now serves as fire inspector captain, will replace Marston. Averette began his career in 1998 and has served as a driver/engineer and fire inspector. He earns $68,723 per year. Marston started in 1983 as a driver/engineer and moved up through the ranks. He earns $88,980 annually. Department spokeswoman Alyson Crean said both have multiple certifications and training certificates.He led citys emergency operationsKEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com MARSTON Image courtesy CITY OF MARATHONThis is a city Planning Department rendering of the curve on Aviation Boulevard if electric poles are moved out toward the road as part of a proposed bike-path project. The other option is leaving the road as is and moving poles onto Florida Keys Marathon Airport property.
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,June 19,2013 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 EDITORIALGovernor wrong on Dreamers vetoLETTERS TO THE EDITORZip line doesnt fitAs a resident among the nearest to the Crane House on Crane Point, the proposed new active amusement ride, a zip line, would be anything but passive and quiet. The way it has secretly been brought to acceptance by the Marathon Planning Commission and City Council is most upsetting. As a former board member of the Florida Land & Sea Trust, which owns the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, I was tentatively for looking into this amusement to bring in needed revenue. Having done a fair amount of research, it is anything but passive and every one of the rides I have seen have been, at best, like a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park.This commotion going on for a proposed seven days a week will make my property at the end of 52nd Street bayside lose the valuable privacy and quiet nature for which I purchased it. The value has got to have gone down, even though a single nail has yet to be driven.There would be nine 37to 46-foot towers that would certainly be a deterrent to anyone wanting to participate in having to climb all these structures for the suggested price of $85. Its beyond belief and certainly shows a lack of preparation or reality on the part of Crane Point or the city, which is preparing to back some of the financing for this operation, which I think is doomed to failure.Aplace like Crane Point should be a quiet place to go through and take in the real Florida Keys before development. Something quiet like an aquarium, which you could walk through would certainly be more in keeping with the stated purpose of the preserve, and not a circus, ride which really has no redeeming factors in the real idea of a sanctuary.It would be boring to go on ad nauseum about the habitat destruction and the white-crowned pigeon, in particular, as this has been seriously and thoroughly discussed to the point of perhaps turning some people off.After much thought and personal research, I wish to state for the record that I am adamantly opposed to this type of development and I hope the city has the stomach to bear the major financial commitment it will most surely be saddled with, along with the taxpayers.James Platt III MarathonNo winners hereI am Trayvon Martin. Yes, I am wearing a hoodie, and I may wear a hoodie until the George Zimmerman trial is over. Trayvon Martin was a victim:Aa victim of racism.Avictim of a negative stereotype of youth.Avictim of an economy that left a man unemployed and angry.Avictim of an under-funded school system.Avictim of divorce.Avictim of a culture of violence.Avictim of TVand other media that glorifies alleged vigilantes. I am also George Zimnmerman:All of us are guilty of thinking our view of the world is the correct one.All of us are guilty of thinking we are better than those who are different.All of us are guilty of disobeying authority. These things are not always bad, but what we do and think in the mainstream is often exaggerated and ugly when acted out by those on the fringe of society. We all need to search our hearts. We are all recovering racists. We have all been self-righteous. And are we all guilty of stereotyping teenagers? God help us all. Edith Zewadski-Bricker Key LargoThe broadly supported legislation would have allowed children of undocumented immigrants to driveAs Gov. Rick Scott pushes to broaden support for reelection, he has reversed course and backed more money for kindergarten-through-grade-12 education and keeping college tuition affordable both popular measures with most Floridians. Unfortunately, the governor issued a veto last week that was as short-sighted as it was mean-spirited for one group of students: The so-called Dreamers. The bill, passed almost unanimously by the Republican-led Legislature, would have allowed teenage or adult children of undocumented immigrants to get a temporary drivers license once they have been approved by the federal government for deferred action to work under the Obama administrations new policy that began last summer. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Florida was among the first states to require immigration papers for a drivers license. In his veto message, Scott questioned the policy that President Obama started last June. It was never passed by Congress, nor is it a promulgated rule, the governor wrote. Given that deferred action status does not confer substantive rights or lawful status upon an individual, Florida is best served by relying on current state law.No, its not. Florida is best served by bright, hardworking people who want to thrive in our society.The Dreamers are young people who did not choose to come to the United States without proper paperwork their parents did. These children have grown up American and want to contribute to our society. They are now legally here under rules that allow it and not all such rules have to be passed by Congress. Deferred action has been used in many immigration cases over many years. In this case, any young adult under age 31 who arrived here before turning 16 and is in school or has graduated or wants to serve in the military and has no felony conviction can apply for deferred status. As it stands, young immigrants who have been approved through deferred action can apply for a drivers license once they have a work permit, and some already have obtained their drivers license in Florida. The legislation would have clarified state law so that obtaining a drivers license wouldnt become another stumbling block to legality. The governor just set up a huge obstacle.Now Dreamers in Florida with no criminal history will have work permits but wont be able to drive to school or to work that is nonsense, noted state Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, one of the bills sponsors. Hes right. Miami HeraldWayne 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. Shelter in placeThere is an old expression that says insanity is defined by repeating the same process over and over again and expecting a different result. I think that is where we stand with hurricane preparedness where mandatory evacuation is ordered so everybody up and leaves and the problem no longer exists. Over the years, we had two outstanding examples of why we need to change that thinking. One was called Andrew and the other Katrina. The methods in place just didnt work. Yet we still have not adopted a method for in-place sheltering. Recently, two events took place that should make the powers that be reconsider what and how we proceed with future storms. Miami-Dade County has doubled the area that is now considered to be in a flood plain, which will increase their evacuation-order area considerably, adding to already congested roads. Here in Monroe County, the county is frustrated with finding enough volunteers to man its shelters, so now they believe paying operating personnel will somehow cure the problem. What has not been addressed is that the rules of yesteryear no longer are applicable. Fewer and fewer residents are leaving the Keys because of prior experiences with jammed highways and lack of available shelter once you leave the Keys. Yet county officials still try to sell the story of: Well, its not our problem. We ordered a mandatory evacuation so everybody should have left. Tell that to the survivors of Katrina and Andrew. I think it is time for those responsible to take a hard look at in-place sheltering for many reasons. Amajor one is that a Category 1 storm can turn into a Category 5 storm in the blink of an eye, and one of the few shelters open may not be reachable. Make evacuation optional for those who choose to leave. Do not close all the medical and emergency facilities, but man them with skeleton staffs. Perform a study throughout the Keys for neighborhood stores, schools, government centers and businesses that have been built to meet hurricane codes in recent years. Indemnify them from liability if they allow their building to be used by residents as a temporary shelter. The marine shipping industry disposes of containers used for transport when they no longer qualify for that purpose, but they are still useable and watertight heavy steel boxes that I believe that would withstand hurricane-force winds. They may well donate them to the county for tax purposes. If not, they can sell them to the public for a minimal amount of money. Equip these containers with the bare necessities needed by hurricane victims such as cots, blankets, first-aid kits, MREs, etc. Since these containers are portable, store them on county sites before and after hurricane season. Howard Gelbman Key LargoCat group needs helpAs many people know, Forgotten Felines was founded in 1997 to help address the overpopulation of stray and feral cats by introducing and implementing trap/neuter/release to the Florida Keys and to provide medical care and food for felines in need. The number of stray and feral cats has been reduced enormously since Forgotten Felinesfounding, however, there are still many cats out there in need of food, medical care and being spayed/neutered. Forgotten Felinesfinancial situation has come to the point that we were forced to temporarily suspend our trap/neuter/release program since we no longer have sufficient funds to cover spay and neuter expenses and veterinary treatment such as vaccinations and basic medications. We currently have enough money to continue feeding more than 500 strays in 38 colonies on a daily basis, but were not sure how much longer we will be able to afford to do so. Formerly, we were able to also help out Marathon residents on low income or on Social Security by providing food for colonies they have been feeding. In 2012, we had nearly $30,000 in veterinary and food expenses. Our main source of income comes from our Purrfect Thrift Store with the sale of small furniture and home decor items. However, often due to lack of volunteers who might be able to pick up and deliver furniture as well as the lack of a reliable vehicle, we often miss out on opportunities for donated items we could sell at the store. When I became president of Forgotten Felines more than two years ago, I pledged to continue the wonderful work the organization had been doing for all those years. It is, therefore, heartbreaking to see this organization struggle. I am asking our friends, supporters and cat lovers for help and support. We are most in need of cat food donations and volunteers able to help us coordinate and execute fundraisers and special events. We would love to find someone able to help us with grant-writing. If you are willing to help in any way, please send an e-mail to keysforgotten firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website, www.keysforgottenfelines.org You can also find us on Facebook under Forgotten Felines Florida Keys and see a list of our adoptable cats and kittens by going to www.petfinder.com Any help and donations are greatly appreciated. Jessica Mintz, president Forgotten Felines Marathon George Zimmerman is on trial for murder in the shooting death of Treyvon Martin on Feb.26,2012,in Sanford,in Central Florida.Lawyerdetails bias claimThe attorney representing a firefighter suing Monroe County for racial discrimination provided more details this week on what his client allegedly endured during the months leading up to his 2012 firing. Monroe County FireRescue Chief James Callahan said Mario Romera, 34, was fired in June 2012 for driving emergency vehicles for more than six months while his drivers license was suspended. Callahan said Romera exposed the county and the department to a tremendous amount of liability and called his actions a gross violation of county policy. But Miami lawyer Craig Brand said there is much more to the story.Brand said Romera did not know his license was suspended until he was told so by his superiors. And the only reason the state suspended his license was because his Sunpass transponder was not working and the bills were going to his ex-fiances house.According to Brand, however, the suspended-license issue was just an excuse FireRescue leadership used to get rid of Romera, who Brand said was targeted because of his Hispanic heritage. Brand said Anglo employees had more serious violations including hit-and-runs and driving drunk and were not fired or even seriously punished.Brand said Romeras troubles began earlier in the year after he broke up with his fiance. He went into what Brand describes as a deep depression and sought treatment through the county. He was taking some time to get healthy, Brand said. But while he was going through his issues, Romera used up so much sick time that the department required him to bring in a doctors note if he missed any more days that year. When he returned to work, he was transferred from his unit in Marathon to a completely Anglo station in Key West, Brand said. Romera lived in Miami-Dade County. Romera eventually got better but two months later came down with the flu. Fearing scrutiny from his officers, Romera went to work anyway. Early one morning while he was sleeping in his bunk, he was awakened by his lieutenant, who was banging the walls over Romeras bed and yelling at him for coughing too much. Brand said the lieutenant screamed tons of racist remarks. Romera and another Hispanic firefighter complained about the lieutenant, which Brand said sparked a series of retaliatory actions against Romera because the lieutenant is close friends with his battalion commander. Romera was then transferred to the Conch Key station at mile marker 63.This causes him to work different shifts and lose his carpooling buddies, Brand said.Afew weeks later, Romera banged his knee on the job. This was on a Thursday. Brand said his clients knee hurt bad, but he was too afraid of missing work, so he went to work Friday. But while working, he said the pain was too much. Romera called in sick that Saturday and made a doctors appointment for Monday morning. He went to work as scheduled on Sunday, saying the pain was manageable, Brand said.But on Sunday, his battalion chief called him at the station and asked for his doctors note. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comIN THE COURTSCHANGE OF COMMAND Photo courtesy JIATFU.S.Navy Rear Adm.Charles Michel (left) on Friday hands over the command of Joint Interagency Task Force South to Rear Adm.Steve Mehling.The Key West-based task force comprises numerous federal agencies,working with Central and South American countries,whose main charge is drug interdiction on the high seas.Since January 2012,the task force has seized more than 197 metric tons of cocaine, 35,000 pounds of marijuana,$7.4 million in cash,and 140 vessels and aircraft,resulting in 440 arrests,officials say. The legislation would have clarified state law so that obtaining a drivers license wouldnt become another stumbling block to legality.
Wednesday,June 19,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Comcasts X2 saves TV shows online Worried about filling up your DVR? The nations largest cable TVprovider, Comcast Corp., which is the Florida Keysprovider, has rolled out a new TVplatform that does away with the hard drive and saves your TV shows online. Comcast unveiled the platform, called X2, on June 11 at the annual gathering of cable TVcompanies, The Cable Show, in Washington, D.C. The system takes its name from the X1 platform that it introduced last year, and will be available to customers later this year.The update is akin to a new operating system for cell phones or computers and will also work on X1 set-top boxes through an optional update delivered over the Internet. Comcast also unveiled a small set-top box for secondary TVs in a home. It is a third the size of a normal set-top box.X2 is one of many offerings from cable TVcompanies that seek to improve the living room experience. Time Warner Cable Inc. showed off an updated channel guide with personalized recommendations that it plans to roll out on new set-top boxes this year. Cable and satellite TV companies have faced criticism for offering hundreds of channels while providing clunky guides that make it difficult to find shows. As they seek to keep customers, cable providers are updating channel grids. Newer guides do a better job of showing off whats available on-demand, whats saved on the digital video recorder, and whats on live TV. The X2s channel guide acts more like a Website than traditional channel guides. Customers can customize the view to include weather and road traffic apps. Program listings include movie ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a buzz meter showing how many posts from Twitter a particular show is getting each hour. The guide also displays video from the Web, and includes voiceenabled search results for the first time. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts demonstrated the new guides search ability by saying, Find Don Cheadle. The guide pulled up 25 movies and TVshows featuring the actor as well as videos from the Web. The whole look and feel is meant to be easy, personal, smart, fast and fun, Roberts said. And I think were just scratching the surface. The company says that because its new guides rely on Internet technology, they can be changed as easily as updating a website. Comcast has updated its guide 1,200 times since the X1 set-top box was introduced in May 2012. Its new guide will work on tablet computers and smart phones as well. Comcast, with 21.9 million TVsubscribers, expects to save money in the long run with its X2 platform by eliminating the hard drive from digital video recorders. Executives also said it would help TVnetwork operators by giving them the chance to insert TVcommercials into shows that customers have saved online. That ad-insertion technology represents a shot at Dish Network Corp., which irked broadcasters with its Hopper DVR because it automatically strips commercials from prime-time shows for playback later. You notice we dont skip commercials here, said Comcasts chief technology officer, Tony Werner. Time Warner Cable, the nations second largest cable TVcompany with 12.1 million TVsubscribers, has also conducted private showings of the guide it plans to test in New York, Los Angeles and Syracuse, N.Y., this fall before rolling it out to new customers and its top-tier subscribers this year. Its guide also uses Internet tools for easy updating from afar. It recommends shows based on a users history and what theyre searching for; allows people to browse shows by genre and title; and adds cover art to everything. One channel surfing function displays cover art of whats playing on half a dozen channels in either direction on the lineup. Flipping through the channels scrolls through cover art until you settle on a channel to watch.Time Warner Cables updated set-top box has a 1 terabyte hard drive capable of saving 150 hours of high-definition content. Smaller boxes are also being prepared for other TV sets that use the central DVR on the home network.Its about making a seamless and frictionless experience for customers to more easily find the shows they want, said Alix Cottrell, group vice president of video for Time Warner Cable. Cottrell said the company expects the improved guide to help increase TVusage dramatically as well as make customers more satisfied.Customer retention is seen as increasingly important for the cable TVindustry, which has lost about 10 million TVsubscribers in the United States over the last decade down to 56.4 million in 2012, from 66.9 million in 2001, according to research firm SNLKagan.Most of them have switched to satellite companies such as DirecTVor Dish, or gone with TVservices from phone companies including Verizon and AT&T, lured by promotional prices and fancier interfaces. Overall, the number of pay TVsubscribers across all providers has been steady at about 100 million U.S. homes.Channel guide more like WebBy RYAN NAKASHIMAAssociated PressTECHNOLOGY Business Associated Press photo by SUSAN WALSHComcast Corp.CEO Brian Roberts gestures as he speaks during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington,D.C.,on June 11,2013.The nations largest cable TV provider unveiled a new compact set-top box that does away with the hard drive and saves your TV shows online. BUSINESS BRIEFSPair is hosting networking sessionNetworking Redefined is the topic of a free presentation set for June 24 at the Key Largo librarys community room.Susan Merrill, founder of Let$ Connect, a new local networking group, and Jackie Harder, president of Key Dynamics Coaching and Consulting, will provide information and tips to improve your networking skills, in person and online, from 6 to 8 p.m.Merrills topic is based on the book Networking is Dead by Melissa G. Wilson and Larry Mohl, who contend that the ways weve always networked just arent enough anymore. Harder, a former president of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, will focus on social media.Space is limited. To reserve a spot by June 21, call Merrill at (352) 316-6260 or send an e-mail to susan@ qualitybookkeepers.com. Naseiro marks 20th anniversaryDaisy Naseiro, senior vice president and branch administration manager at First State Bank of the Florida Keys, has marked her 20th year with the bank.Naseiro started in 1993 as a branch manager. She was promoted to vice president in 2005, senior vice president/retail operations administrator in 2009 and to her current position last year.Naseiro was born in Cuba and attended Florida Keys Community College.
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JUNE 19,2013* CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B Grow your own Love fresh mushrooms? A pair of entrepreneurs has created a product to grow them at home. Story, 3B Diaper duty Increasingly,young dads are playing a lot more active role in their households and children. Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Viva 500 events Friday and SaturdayHistory records show Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed at the Dry Tortugas west of Key West on June 20, 1513. To commemorate that 500th anniversary which is happening with events throughout the state Dry Tortugas National Park will join Floridas Viva 500 celebrations with programs Friday and Saturday. Apanel of archaeologists and other experts will offer guided tours of the historic Fort Jefferson on FridayAmong the special presenters are Glenn Singer, manager of Dry Tortugas National Park; Melissa Memory, chief of cultural Resources for Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks; Michele Williams, director of the Southeast Florida Public Archaeology Network; Sarah Nohe, outreach coordinator for the Southeast Florida Public Archaeology Network; Sarah Miller, director of the Northeast Florida Public Archaeology Network; Corey Malcolm, director of archaeology for the Mel Fischer Maritime Heritage Society; and Diane Silvia, executive director of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.The program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Jefferson. The Yankee Freedom III which transports visitors to the park under license from the National Park Service, will add interpretive programs aboard the vessel en route to the park, which lies 66 miles west of Key West.Auniformed conquistador will be aboard and engage visitors about the history of Spanish exploration, and the archeology and cultural history of the Dry Tortugas. On Saturday, the program will be presented at the Eco Discovery Center, 33 East Quay Road, Key West, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Topics include Las Tortugas in the Age of Sail, Myths and Medicines of 1513, Echoes of the Past: Historic Graffiti at Fort Jefferson, Archaeology of the Dry Tortugas and Archaeological Surveys of New Ground Reef and the Slave Ship Henrietta Marie For reservations on the Yankee Clipper III call (800) 634-0939. For more information about Floridas statewide celebration of De Leon, go to www.vivaflorida.org .Anniversary marks de Leons landing in 1513HISTORYThis small section of beach is next to the moat at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park.Ponce de Leon is said to have landed in the Tortugas 500 years ago.Wreck Trek is extendedSeveral thousand certified divers visit the Florida Keys annually to dive a string of sunken vessels and artificial reefs between Key Largo and Key West, prompting the extension through Jan. 1, 2014, of whats called the Wreck Trek Passport Program that rewards divers for logging a series of wreck dives. As in the inaugural program that debuted in 2010, divers are to receive an official Florida Keys Wreck Trek logbook upon reserving a dive trip with one of more than 30 participating dive shops. They can use the logbook to track their dives and retain it as a memento. The logbook highlights nine sites that span the length of the Keys: the 510foot Spiegel Grove U.S. Coast Guard cutter Duane the English-built merchant marine freighter Benwood former cargo transporter Eagle aptly named lightning-strike research vessel Thunderbolt 210-foot freighter Adolphus Busch Sr., 187-foot buoy tender Cayman Salvager 75-foot shrimp boat Joes Tug and retired missile tracking ship Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg The Vandenberg and Spiegel Grove are the worlds second-and thirdlargest vessels ever intentionally sunk to become artificial reefs at 510 and 520 feet, respectively. Divers who complete five of the passport logbooks wreck dives, one in each region of the Keys, receive a personalized print of Florida Keys shipwrecks. Upon completing all nine dives, participants are provided a validated entry form they must mail in by Jan. 1, 2014, to qualify for a chance to win a grand prize, including dive equipment and Florida Keys dive-and-stay lodging packages. Sites along the Wreck Trek are geared for divers of varying skill levels, and some are considered advanced because of their depths. It is recommended that divers be current with their diving, as well as having advanced or wreck-specialty training. Local divePrizes await those diving Keys shipsDIVING Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA diver checks out the 510-foot Spiegel Grovea few days after it was scuttled in 2002.It sits in around 100 feet of water.See Diving,3B Dolphin plentiful but many smallThe dolphin have spread out just like that middle-aged tire around your middle.Youll find them anywhere from three or four miles off the reef edge out to 40-plus miles. The sizes are all over the place, too, with the peanuts outnumbering the slammers about 20,000 to one. Maybe a little less. With an abundance of undersized dolphin around right now, be extra careful when measuring and be sure your fish are longer than the 20-inch fork length minimum size before you put them in the cooler.All variety of baits and tactics are working for dolphin. However, should you find a school of undersized fish with no keepers in the bunch, move on to the next school, as they may all be legal size. Fishing for yellowtail snapper remains consistent on the reef, with the 40to 70-foot areas producing the most fish. Mixed in are very nice mangrove snapper in the threeto five-pound class.Good amounts of chum and the usual assortment of frozen baits work for the yellowtails. For the mangroves, use larger chunk baits or small live baits, such as small pinfish, presented near the bottom. The artificial reefs and rough bottom areas are still holding a few mutton snapper plus amberjack and large jack crevalle. All types of live baits will do the trick, with larger specimens, such as blue runners and grunts, your best bet for the AJs.Tarpon fishing around the bridges and passes is beginning to slow in some areas while remaining good in others. Ask your local tackle shop for current information.In the bay, there are plenty of mangrove snapper, jack crevalle and sharks. Some of the banks are still producing nice catches of sea trout, as well. Live shrimp, small pinfish and cut baits are all producing.The weeks bestFishing with his sons Jason and Logan, Jason Ulbrich caught a monster 47.2-pound dolphin in 600 feet of water off Marathon.While early-morning tarpon fishing on Fathers Day, Steve Hurley and his son Vance, from Marathon, caught an enormous 10-pound, 26.5inch mangrove snapper.Over the past week, the SeaSquared crew had a very productive dolphin trip, with more than 100 keeper-size fish caught and our limit of 20 kept. We fished the reef several times, catching very large mangrove snapper up to five pounds along with nice size yellowtails.Ben Trachtenberg, from New York, landed a 100pound tarpon with us at Bahia Honda on Saturday. And our shark fishing adventures provided great entertainment for multiple groups. The sharks are very aggressive right now, making for a memorable experience, with a dozen or more lemons landed in a four-hour trip.The Fiske family, from Jupiter, had a blast fishing with Capt. Skip Bradshaw and mate Neil Apley on FinnzUp Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. They caught cero mackerel, trigger fish, mangrove and yellowtail snapper.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47 bayside in Marathon. The contest runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (new summer hours) and will benefit the Turtle Hospital. 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.And yellowtail is consistent at the reefFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS While early-morning tarpon fishing on Fathers Day,Steve Hurley and his son Vance,from Marathon, caught an enormous 10-pound,26.5-inch mangrove snapper. Jason Ulbrich (left) caught this monster 47.2-pound dolphin in 600 feet of water off Marathon.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Swim around island is set forSaturdaySolo swimmers and relay teams are to attempt to circumnavigate the island of Key West in a 12.5-mile open-water swimming race set for Saturday. Competitors in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West can compete either individually or in teams of two to six swimmers, with or without fins. The challenge typically attracts athletes from the U.S., Canada and abroad to vie for awards in multiple age categories. The swim is to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the boat ramp at Smathers Beach, on the Atlantic Ocean where South Roosevelt Boulevard meets Bertha Street.The clockwise route around the island encompasses the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, with swimmers ending where they began at Smathers Beach. Each swimmer must provide a support crew and kayak or boat to accompany him or her around the island, but cant touch the boat except for teams making relay changes. Lifeguards and kayaks will be positioned throughout the course for safety.Swimmers must be registered by Thursday. The fee is $100 per solo swimmer, $160 per two-person relay team, $240 per three-person team, $320 per four-person team, $400 per five-person team and $480 per six-person team. Discounts are available for United States Masters Swimming and USASwimming members. The Swim Around Key West benefits the Florida Keys Community College swim program, Key West High School swim team and the KeysBone Island Swim Club. To find out more, go to www.fkccswimaround keywest.com .The deadline to register is ThursdaySWIMMING
Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined especially because she planned to go back to work while the twins were still babies. But this has been the easiest transition, said Radocaj, 28, who works from home in corporate communications. Whats her secret? Her husband, Marco, also 28, puts in just as much time with child care and housework as she does, even though he works full-time for an air-conditioning company.If your partner is splitting things 50-50, its easy, said Laura. Before, when everyone made motherhood seem like such a big deal, men werent chipping in as much.Something is changing with todays young fathers. By their own accounts, by their wivestestimony, and according to time-use studies and other statistics, more men are doing more around the house, from doing laundry to getting up in the middle of the night with a screaming infant. If its not my job, then its her job, and that wouldnt be fair, said Marco. But its not just about sharing chores. For dads in their 20s and 30s, being an involved father is part of their identity. They blog about changing diapers, they chat nonchalantly with colleagues about breastfeeding, and they trade recipes for baby food while working out with guys at the gym. Creed Anthony, 37, a teacher and father of two in Indianapolis, recalled standing in a hallway at work talking about breastfeeding with three women. It was natural. They didnt bat an eye.Another conversation with colleagues, male and female, involved poopy diapers, puke and eating cycles, he said. And there are a number of guys at school who talk to each other about these things, whether its my sons getting up at two in the morning, hes got this diaper rash, what did you do?or running a vacuum cleaner to help a colicky baby. Its funny, but its perfect.Creeds wife, Amal Anthony, 35, who works at a law firm, says Creed not only handles diapers and sick kids, but also does most of the shopping and laundry. But please dont call her husband Mr. Mom. The Mr. Mom thing gets thrown around a lot and a lot of us dont like that, said Anthony, who writes a blog called Tales from the Poop Deck and also contributes to the Life of Dad social networking site. Its normal to us to be a dad. This is what were supposed to do. He said hed like to see more focus on all the really good dads out there ... rather than being portrayed as some doofus that only sits on the couch and watches sports.More moms workingPart of why dads are doing more around the house may be that women are doing more in the workplace. A study from the Pew Research Center this month found that mothers are the breadwinners in a record 40 percent of families. At the same time, the number of stay-at-home dads is twice what it was 10 years ago though still a relatively small number at 176,000. And in two-thirds of married couples with children under 18, both parents work, according to the U.S. Census. As working moms increasingly become the norm, and as their financial contributions become more critical, theyre doing less cleaning and cooking. APew study released in March shows that since 1965, fathers have increased the amount of time they spend on household chores from four hours to 10 hours a week. Women still do more, but as dads share goes up, moms goes down: In the same time period, mothers reduced their housework from 32 hours a week to 18. Dads have also tripled the amount of time they spend with children since 1965, even though moms still put in about six more hours a week with kids than dads overall, according to the Pew study.Theres no question that guys are doing more, twice to three times as much, in fact for couples working two fulltime jobs and caring for children 6 and under than in the 1970s, said Arlie Hochschild, whose groundbreaking book The Second Shift, documented how an earlier generation of women did the lions share of child care and housework even if they had jobs outside the home.Jay Fagan, a sociology professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and founding editor of the academic journal Fathering, says the inverse relationship between hours worked outside and inside the home makes sense:When the mother is working full-time, it is impossible for her to do everything. But theres another aspect too, he notes: The more you earn, the more it buys you out of some of the mundane responsibilities.For their part, the new dads say they want things divided equally. Fatherhood, says Jeremy Foster, 37, of Kansas City, Mo., has gone from a provide, protect scenario, to a team effort, especially nowadays with couples raising children where both work full-time.At one point, when his 1year-old Sophia wasnt sleeping well, Foster even moved into the nursery so that his wife, a social worker, could get enough sleep. Id rock Sophia and get her back to sleep so my wife wasnt doing all the work, said Foster, a creative director and designer for an online platform.Dad diaper bagsFoster and his wife also have his-and-her diaper bags hers with a floral pattern, his a gray-and-orange messenger bag from Diaper Dude.com The company was founded 10 years ago by Chris Pegula of Santa Monica, Calif., a father of three who was put off by his wifes taste in diaper bags.They were so feminine, there was no way in hell I was going to carry one of them, said Pegula, now 41. They had colorful stripes and flowers and leopard prints. They were basically purses. I went to look for a bag for myself but there wasnt anything on the market in a dad category. Diaper Dude now sells dozens of styles designed to appeal to men, from camouflage prints to bags with baseball team logos.Other signs that hands-on dads are now mainstream range from changing tables in mens restrooms to unisex baby showers to paternity leave in the workplace. Or, as a new survey from Mens Health magazine and BabyCenter.com summed it up, Dad is the New Mom. But the outside world has not completely accepted the notion of dads as equal partners. Randi Wall, 25, of Northfield, N.J., says she still gets a lot of negative comments from elders about her fiance, Douglas White, Jr., 24, who works as a mechanic and also helps around the house and with their two kids.Wall, who works from home in advertising and marketing, tunes the naysayers out, saying, Im extremely proud of the man and the father that he is. Sharing our responsibilities makes our relationship, and our family, function much more smoothly. White, for his part, says his choice to help out and take part in our childrens lives does not diminish Randis ability to be a wonderful mother and significant other. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,June 19,2013 George M. Botelho, M.D.Board-Certi edDiplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society Disorder of Muscles & Joints Arthritis & Related Problems Hip, knee, foot and ankle Sports Medicine Trauma Correction of Deformities Spine & Spinal Surgery Joint Reconstruction & Replacement Arthroscopy & Arthroscopic Reconstruction Shoulder, elbow and hand305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671 Overseas HwyMARATHON5701 Overseas Hwy #3Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDA Y JUNE 24, 2013 A T 1:00 P .M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 06/19/2013 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 THE CITYOFKEYWESTCode Compliance HearingW ednesday June 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTYnumber at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3951 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 6-19-13 Libraries sign on forsummerfunNow that were full into summer and the school doors have been shut for two weeks, parents have a wide selection of activities from which to choose to keep their kids entertained.Staff 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 this Friday 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 Read-toMe portion of the program.To find out more, call 664-4645 or visit www.keys library.org .Do kids in Marathon have what it takes to read 12.5 hours this summer? Staff at the Marathon library plans to find out. The library at mile marker 48.5 has launched its second annual Summer Read-a-thon elementary-aged students, who are challenged to read 750 minutes over the summer. Those who meet the challenge will win prizes.For younger children who are not yet independent readers, the library is sponsoring a Junior Read-a-thon, challenging kids in prekindergarten through first grade to read 25 picture books (with help).Go by the library any time to pick up your reading folder and get started. To find out more, call 743-5156. The Matecumbe Studio Gallery at mile marker 81.5 is offering weeklong camps for kids age 7 and older to learn how to make pottery.Two professional potters will provide the instruction; snacks are provided. Sessions are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the weeks of June 24, July 15 and July 22. Cost is $180 per child per week. Materials are included. Call Samantha at (305) 900-9023 to register.The Big Pine United Methodist church, 280 Key Deer Blvd., has planned its vacation Bible camp for June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Its for kids in grades four through eight, free and themed Everywhere Fun Fair: Where Gods World Comes Together. Activities include interactive Bible fun, music, science projects, crafts, hands-onmission work, global games and more. To register, call 872-2470.The Studios of Key West is enrolling students ages 7 to 15 in its summer art classes, dubbed Art is Cool! It runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in June and gives budding artists a chance to learn different techniques from some of the islands best artists.Asecond program in July, Painting Boot Camp for Kids, guides children through painting a new Key West scene each session with artist Rick Worth on Mondays and Tuesdays in July from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning July 9.For children age 8 and older, Pigeon Key in the Middle Keys hosts marine science camps. Sessions are set for July 1 to 5, 8 to 12 and 15 to 19, and Aug. 5 to 9, with a choice of day camp or, for kids 10 and older, overnight camp.Camp includes daily workshops that feature topics such as marine mammals, reef fish, coral reef systems and invertebrates as well as hard and soft corals found in Florida and Caribbean waters. There is also an overnight camp.For information, visit www .pigeonkey.net or send an email to Ananda Ellis, Pigeon Key education director, at email@example.com.Reef Relief of Key West has Coral Camp. Its for kids ages 6 to 12 to explore and learn about our marine environment through educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West.Each day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games, group activities and state-of-the-art videos of life at the reef. There are also field trips to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park for snorkel school, and reef trips with Fury Water Adventures and Sebago Watersports.For more information, call 294-3100 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.The Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is registering children for both its Camp Adventure (ages 6 to 13). Camp Adventure includes daily activities and field trips.Camp Adventure is a 10week program that meets five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $80 per week. For more information, call the park office at 743-6598.List of programs for youths growsRECREATIONNew dads: Diaper dutys just the startIncreasingly, men are taking on more in homeBy BETH J.HARPAZAssociated PressSOCIAL TRENDS Laura Radocaj,her husband Marco Radocaj and their twins Rudy and Ryan live in Vero Beach.Marco Radocaj, 28,is an example of Gen Y/Millennial fathers who are not just changing the occasional diaper but committed to a full partnership with their wives in raising the kids and running the household.Associated Press photo by LAUDA RADOCAJ
shops may ask divers to present a logbook or dive computer to be reviewed for air-management skills and depth profiles from previous dives. Certified divers also can enroll in refresher, advanced, wreck or Nitrox specialty certification classes with one of several professional training facilities in the Florida Keys. Divers are encouraged to contact participating dive operators for information about the wrecks. To find out more, go towww.fla-keys.com/diving /wrecktrek .Refresher courses helpFrom Diving,1B Wednesday,June 19,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com THANK YOU KITTY WHALTON Kitty celebrates 30 years with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.s Marathon Office this year as a valued and important part of the company. D WereOnTopOfIt! CALLTODAY954-788-1140877-354-3626 ccc#1329330 www.coolroof.biz AskaboutFPLRebatesSM SAVE30%TO40%ONA/CBILLS SAVE25%TO75%ONTHEPRICEOF ANEWROOF FREEESTIMATES 10-15YearWarranties WHYRE-ROOF WHYRE-ROOF WHENYOU WHENYOU CANCOATIT?? CANCOATIT?? COMMERCIAL&RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL&RESIDENTIAL A tugboat pulls the Adolphus Buschto its scuttling site off the Lower Keys in 1998. Grow-at-home kit expands optionsCollege students Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora were just a few months short of careers in corporate banking when they learned in a class lecture that it was possible to grow gourmet mushrooms on leftover coffee grounds.Velez was so struck by the idea that he stayed after class to see if he could learn more. Well, no, said the professor, he didnt have any extra information. But he could connect Velez with the one other student whod asked about the concept Arora. That was back in 2009, and since then the two Berkeley, Calif., men have become friends and business partners in their company, Back to the Roots. Their Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden allows anyone to grow mushrooms off recycled waste. The company has grown to more than 30 employees and received an Empact100 award from the White House last fall, recognizing it as one of the top 100 entrepreneurial companies in the United States. Their idea is to tap into the resurging interest in good food and in knowing where that food comes from, helping even city dwellers get in touch with their inner farmer.Everyone wants to connect with their food, says Arora.The pair started small, experimenting in Velezs fraternity kitchen. At that point, Velez had signed an offer to work in investment banking but, Arora says, they thought, what the heck, lets give this thing a shot, and started 10 test buckets of mushrooms right before Spring Break. When they returned, they found that nine of the buckets were washouts. But one was so gorgeous they took it to Chez Panisse, a Berkeley restaurant founded by Alice Waters, a pioneer in the eat fresh, eat local movement, as well as to the local Whole Foods Market. Spurred by the interest that initial crop generated as well as a $5,000 grant for social innovation from the University of California Berkeley they came to a decision: Banking could wait.The first challenge was figuring out how to grow the mushrooms. They spent about eight months just knee-deep in coffee grounds, says Arora.Their first sale was 3.14 pounds to Whole Foods. Soon, they were growing 500 pounds a week. Thats when they launched the grow-yourown kits. We realized that our real passion was around creating this experience, says Arora. We had all these people asking if they can do it at home.The kit comes as a box that can be set on a window sill, and just needs to be opened and misted twice a day (the mister is included). Available at Home Depot, Whole Foods and other stores, as well as online, the kits cost $19.95 and grows up to 1.5 pounds of pearl oyster mushrooms on soil that is 100 percent recycled-plant waste.The company has switched from coffee waste to corn husks, wheat bran and sawdust as the growing medium. The mushrooms take about 10 days to grow; two crops are guaranteed and three are not unusual. Back to the Roots is one of several grow-your-own kits on the market, which has seen rising interest in fresh mushrooms, according to the San Jose-based Mushroom Council.Kathleen Preis, the councils marketing coordinator, cites several factors including research, much of it sponsored by the council, on mushrooms nutritive benefits (theyre high in Vitamin D and potassium, for instance). Meanwhile, more varieties have become readily available.Consumers are seeing mushrooms on the shelves. Theyre seeing them in TV shows. Theyre seeing these growing kits. There are more recipes for them. Weve definitely noticed shipments have gone up, consumption has gone up, says Preis.The Council reported in October that retail sales of mushrooms in the summer of 2012 was just over 3 percent greater than summer 2011. The USDAs National Agricultural Statistic Service, which reports annually on domestic mushroom production, reported in August 2012 that the value of domestic mushroom production topped $1 billion in 2012 for the second year in a row. The 900-million-pound crop from 2011-12 exceeded the previous crop years volume by 4 percent and value by 8 percent.Anew way of using mushrooms is adding them, finely chopped, to meat as a way to add nutrients and reduce calories without shrinking portion sizes. Meanwhile, consumers are branching out a little. Although the familiar, white button mushrooms are still No. 1, shipments of specialty mushrooms i.e. cremini, portabella are also rising. Back to the Roots, based in Oakland, will introduce a shiitake grow-your-own kit later this year. Theyre launching a new product this summer, AquaFarm, a 3-gallon, self-cleaning fish tank that grows food on top of the tank. You feed the fish and the fish fertilize the plants. A possible combination is betta fish with basil or wheat grass growing on the tank. Its like an ecosystem right there on your kitchen counter, says Arora.Recycled waste is the mushrooms chief ingredientBy MICHELLE LOCKEAssociated PressGREEN LIVING Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis shows Back to the Rootsfounders Alejandro Velez (left) and Nikhil Arora with the companys Mushroom Kit and AquaFarm.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,June 19,2013 ACROSS 1Doorway feature 5Cavalryman of yore 10Finish an overhead surface 14...Idve baked ___ 19Notion 20Mans inhumanity ___:Burns 21Woodys son22Making all the stops23Zoo keepers garb? 25Butchersgarb? 27Oklahomaaunt 28Trickle forth 30Wolflike 31More agile 33Start of a Dostoevsky title 34British spare 35Is expecting 36Artless 37Kind of day or year 41Gay ___ 42Cultivate 43Ancient city on the Nile 45Churchill sign 46Tolkien creatures47To ___ and to Hold48Mined minerals 49Part of CPA50The limit,sometimes51Surgeons garb? 55Salk 56Skin-related 58Christine of TV 59Resign 60Tribulation 61Forum garb 62Moon goddess 63Fortification 64Olympiaartist 65Hogans Heroes setting 66Shillongs locale 67Dog-catchers garb? 69Gift of ___ 72Hits alternative 73Ore-bearer 74Nanking nursemaid 75Small skin opening 76Chemical suffix 77Tops in nudity 79Feet of ___ 80Welsh stews 81Mess up 83Like ___ from the blue 8514-liner 86Author Kingsley 87Wonderland visitor 88Forgetful 89Kind of symbol 92Its often packed 93Frenzied 94Barbersgarb? 96Greengrocers garb? 101Formal avenue 102Lyon liver 103___ ease:uncomfortable 104Part of QED 105Role for 15 Down 106Nautical assents 107Give a tenth 108Gainsay DOWN 1Actor Carrey,to friends 2Brouhaha 3Stag-party attendees 4Pastry centers 5Fashions 6Enigma 7Asian river between China and Russia 8Bali ___ 9Meantime 10Peace pipe 11Wear 12Nastase 13Chaney 14Tempts 15Gary of Hollywood 16Play start 17Madeline or Otto 18If not 24Choice 26Trainer Beatty namesakes 2914,in old Rome 31Pretentious 32Garb for female politicians? 33Thomas or Rod 34China neighbor 35Jungle swingers 36Part of USNA 37Caravansary 38Night Court judges garb? 39Provide oxygen 40___ Make a Deal 42Deadly 44Owl comments 47Kind of race 49___ cropper:fail 51Top of the lot 52Unaccompanied 53Short-barreled rifle 54Conversations 55Congeals 57Mussolinis daughter and namesakes 59End of it all 60Princely Roman family 61Strains 62Err 64Cover girl 65Body:Comb.form 66In the center of 67Listener losers 68Handels birthplace 70Van Gogh locale 71Kind of seller 73Heap upon 75Went berserk 77Addles 78Slopes of rock debris 79Flyers setting 80Laugh-provoking 82Extreme dislike 84Coal area 85Washington group 87Musical Shaw 88Indian potentate 89Roe source 90Story 91Wing 92Helen of ___ 93Counter offering 95___ body meet... 97Ivy collegian 98Before 99Summer acquisition 100Piggery Observer crossword puzzle VestmentsSolution in the June 22 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the June 15 puzzle.LIVING BRIEFSMarathon Games get under wayWhats called the Marathon Games, a weeklong competition in which teams vie against each other in everything from fishing to kayak and bicycle races to scavenger hunts, gets under way June 23 to 29. Organizer Cliff Rydell, president of Conch Records, and his team will videotape all of the related activities in hopes of selling a five-program television series through syndication. There are five teams of two competitors each, one from the other from elsewhere.The opening ceremony takes place at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerces Visitors Center, just north of the Vaca Cut Bridge on U.S. 1, where contestants will get the rules. The co-emcees for the week are Mike Puto and Natalie Velger.To learn more, go to www .TheMarathonGames.com While many groups take tours of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon,more than 250 Keys students got free tours of it Easter through June 7,when school let out,as part of outreach program.We hope to continue to give a voice to sea turtles through the human future generation, hospital staff says.LOTS OF VISITORS
LIVING BRIEFSLionfish workshop is Thursday nightThe public is invited to a free lionfish safe-handling and capture workshop on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Road, at the Truman Waterfront in Key West. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary hosts it.Experts will discuss lionfish biology, research, and safe capture and handling techniques. The free workshop is required for a sanctuary permit to remove lionfish from Sanctuary Preservation Areas with hand nets. For more information on the workshop, contact Todd Hitchins at 809-4700, Ext. 230, or send an e-mail to Todd.Hitchins@noaa.gov.Learn all about Keys mystery wreckFlorida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff invites the public to attend a free lecture on an unidentified Pickles Reef shipwreck on June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4.Steve Anthony, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society will present findings on archaeological surveys that have been conducted of the mystery wreck and additional surveys planned by his field team this month.Its theorized the ship had been transporting barrels of powdered cement, which hardened underwater after the vessel sank three miles offshore of Key Largo. The wooden containers deteriorated long ago, leaving behind the barrel-shaped remains of solidified cement and earning it the nickname Barrel Wreck.Benefit planned for Keys womanAfundraiser for 25-year Marathon resident and former FedEx driver Cathy Supp, who needs an organ transplant, is set for July 13 at the Marathon Moose Lodge.Its called Christmas in July and will include Elvis impersonator Tom Shepperd, ham and turkey dinners, a silent auction, music and karaoke.For $25 tickets, call (305) 619-2259. Or purchase them at FedEx at Florida Keys Marathon Airport, FedEx Ground on Big Pine Key or FedEx in Key West at 3553 S. Roosevelt Blvd.Ambassador class now registeringWonder what it takes to mobilize the staff necessary to install the barricades, close the streets and clean up the trash after the Fantasy Fest parade? Know where your tax dollars actually go once youve paid them? If not, you might want to consider enrolling in the city of Key Wests Ambassador program. During weekly sessions, representatives from various city departments meet with the class to give an in-depth understanding of the workings of city government. In addition, participants will hear from a judge, the State Attorneys Office, the Monroe County School District and various other entities that serve Key West. Class 21 starts runs from July 18 to Oct. 17. Sessions are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. To find out more, call Alyson Crean at 809-1058 or find an application at www.keywest city.com .Marathon BPW has scholarshipThe Marathon Business and Professional Womens Club is accepting applications for its adult scholarship. Applicants must have been out of high school for at least one year, lived for at least one year from Big Torch Key to Long Key, and demonstrate a financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 30. To get an application, call Paula Haines at 731-0511.Greasescreens Saturday nightIts been 35 years since the classic Grease with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was released, but its still fresh. The city of Marathon screens Grease at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Marathon Community Park; its free. Those going are encouraged to wear 1950s-style clothing. Bring a chair or blanket. Wednesday,June 19,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education)C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500THE OPTICAL SHOPPEDR. BOILINI'S OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon KeyKey Largowww.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MAN Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 Poll: Most men aspire to be dadsArecent Associated PressWE tv poll found more than eight in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think theyd like to be one someday.Debates about the different ways women approach motherhood dominate news coverage about parenthood these days, with fathersexperiences often left unexamined.Alook at what the poll found on how men view fatherhood, and the changes it has brought for those who have become dads:About eight in 10 fathers surveyed said they always knew they wanted to have children, compared with about seven in 10 mothers, and 69 percent of dads called that long-standing desire to have children an important factor in their decision to have kids.Dads were more likely than moms in the poll to say they saw positive effects from fatherhood on their love life and career, and they are just as likely as moms to say it improved their overall happiness, sense of accomplishment and sense of purpose. When weighing whether to become a parent, mothers and fathers placed similar levels of importance on where they stood in their career and the impact having kids might have on their social life, and like mothers, saw having found the right person to have a child with and the joy of having children as the most important considerations.Men who do not have children were just as likely as women without kids to say they want them someday. Among men under age 35, 91 percent are dads already or say they think they would like to have children someday.Men were more likely than women to say the main reason theyd like to become fathers someday is to carry on traditions or family history. According to the poll, 14 percent of men called that a top reason compared with 4 percent of women. Women place greater emphasis on wanting to be a parent, to care for and raise a child 22 percent among women who want children compared with 2 percent among men. Three-quarters of dads said they were married when their first child was born. Among those men who arent married and who would like to have children, about onequarter say they would consider having or adopting a child without a partner, though 88 percent within this group say they do want to get married someday.Men are a bit more skeptical than women that a single mother can do as good a job raising a child as two parents can, and men are more likely to say an increase in the number of single mothers is bad for society. Still, about half of men in the survey said the growing variety in family arrangements these days ultimately doesnt make much difference. The AP-WE tv poll was conducted May 15 to 23 using KnowledgePanel, GfKs probability-based online panel. It involved online interviews with 1,277 people ages 18 to 49, including interviews with 637 men. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points for all respondents; it is larger for subgroups.KnowledgePanel is constructed using traditional telephone and mail sampling methods to randomly recruit respondents. People selected who had no Internet access were given it for free.Maintaining family customs among reasonsBy JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated PressFAMILIESPhoto by EVAN VUCCIPresident Barack Obama on Friday greets participants in the Becoming a Man program at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago in the State Dining Room of the White House,where the president hosted a Fathers Day luncheon. SCOUTS AT FLAG DAY Photos by PETER BACHELERMembers of Boy Scout Troop 914,based at Island Christian School of Islamorada,served as the color guard for Flag Day ceremonies Friday at the Elks Lodge in Tavernier.Here,Ron Cole of American Legion Post 133 speaks on the significance of the U.S.flag.Participating Scouts include (from left) Assistant Scoutmaster Dana Vihlen and Life Scouts Connor Bell,Lars Vihlen and Sean ONeill.Vihlen and ONeill will be delegates to the American Legions Boys State gathering in Tallahassee in July. Come vi s it our online photo gallerie s and s u b mit your own at www.Key s Net.com/Photo s
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,June 19,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN 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# 542853 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2011-CA-000345P ONEWEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. ERIC M RIZZO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIC M RIZZO; TODD M HOFFMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TODD M HOFFMAN; OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 44-2011-CA-000345P, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. ONEWEST BANK, FSB is Plaintiff and ERIC M RIZZO; TODD M HOFFMAN; OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY A SSOCIATION, INC; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, AT 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A .M., on the 24th day of July, 2013; the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25, IN BLOCK 6, OF "HARBOR COURSE SOUTH SECTION TWO, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 17", A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: A PORTION OF TRACT "A" OF "HARBOR COURSE SOUTH SECTION TWO, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 17", A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED A S FOLLOWS: A STRIP OF LAND 20.0 FEET IN WIDTH LYING NORTH OF AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 25 BEING BOUND ON THE EAST BY THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 25 EXTENDED, AND BOUND ON THE WEST BY THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 25 EXTENDED A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26 day of March, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN A s Clerk of said Court By Laura Vorhes A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com Published June 19, 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 544726 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on JULY 17, 2013 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 2007 NISSAN VIN: 1N4BA41E57C863169 2. 1997 VOLKSWAGON VIN: 3VWXB81H7VM121136 Published June 19, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 544787 Please join us for the upcoming Monroe County Community Leader Forum The Health Council of South Florida will be hosting the Monroe County Community Leader Forum on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Hawks Cay Resort, 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Inquiries concerning this meeting should be directed to the Health Council of South Florida at (305) 592-1452. Published June 19, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter IS THIS YOUR BIRD? found cockatiel at MM 86. Friendly, very tame. Please call (305) 664-2701.3 Family Sale 6/22, 8am-? Furn-BR & Liv rm, rods & reels, flat screen TVs, bedding, dishes, small kitchen appls, microwave, lamps, art, BBQ, more. 261 9th St, KCB. 419121stSt.GulfSaturday 8-noon 3FamilyYardSale; furniture;dressers;window a.c.unit;microwave;apt.size frig..toomuchtolist.743-9495 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. U.S. Old Coins Especially Pennies. Unwanted or broken gold + silver jewelry. Best price guaranteed. Private collector. 743-5780 MARATHON / GRASSY KEY OPEN HOUSE SUN, 10-2 Fabulous location surrounded by million dollar homes. An oasis of privacy and lush natural beauty. 2 bed/2 ba CBS stilt home on 1 acre. Kayak access. $399K. FSBO. 368 Perry Ave. (305)394-5552 grassykeyhouseforsale.comKEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841 Grassy Key57413 Goodley 3 BR, 2 BA stilt home on large corner lot. Tile, DW, lrg patio, and huge covered carport. $1650 F/L/S. 678-867-7696 HOUSE4RENT CBSHOUSE B/SM.M103FURN.2/1W/D, WIFISAT.TVNOPETSDEEP WATERCANAL60DOCK. UPSTAIRS,SCREENED PORCH,GRILL,FENCED YARDINCLUDESUTILITIES. AVAIL.JULY1.2-TVS$1,800 305-923-3263 email@example.com 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 IslamoradaMM90 2BR/1BA, 2ndfloorcleanCBShome. Convenientlocation(stores, hosp,etc).Fencedbackyard& patio.Screenedfrontporch. W/D,shutters.Unfurn.$1300/ mo.+util.&FandL.No smoking.Smallpetok.Avail 1stweekJuly.CallDave(561) 436-4763 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 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 DUCK KEY SPACIOUS 2 BR, 2 BA condo. Unfurnished. Ground level. $1150/mo, F/L/S. 305-942-6771; 248-628-9777 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 GroundLevelHome-Big PineKey Clean2Bedroom,1 Bath,TileFloors,CentralA/C, Washer/Dryer,Shed,Fenced Yard,WoodedLotson2sides, NearBoatRamp,Locatedin EdenPines,BigPineKey. $1,300Call:305-395-1446 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 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 GRASSY KEY Small apartment, 1 person. $740/month + utilities. 305-481-4301 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. MM 95 STUDIO APT. Furnished. Cable & utilities included. $700 / month. Available 7/1/13 Call Rosi (305) 394-0684 Were seeking a 2/2 unfurn dwelling in nice neighborhood of Marathon or KCB. Quiet, no pets. Long term, 2-5 years. $1200-$1400. 201-437-0736 COMMERCIAL SPACES MM 100 *Small Office $300 *AC Storage $300 Call (305) 522-6598 MM 100 Office / Warehouse AC and bath $500 / mo. Call (305) 522-6598 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 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542P/T FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER Daily sales, payroll, AP, Peachtree req. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (305) 664-2544. Officehelpneeded Lookingforaofficeassistant thatisbilingual,highly knowledgeablewithMicrosoft Office2007orhigher. experiencewithQuickBooks Enterprisewillbeaplus.305453-9304 email@example.com 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. 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 PLANTATION BOAT MART is now hiring an energetic, professional person for our Parts Dept. Apply in person at 90400 Overseas Hwy. Boat cleaning/maintenance. Must have valid drivers lic. Marathon area. Call (305) 434-5473 CARPENTER & LABORERS Must have tools and car. 305-731-8872 Debbies Cleaning Service NOW hiring F/T or P/T cleaning personnel. Marathon area, but can live outside of Marathon. 305-481-8379 HELP WANTED Landscape & equipment experience required. Transportation & drivers license needed. Call (954) 325-2915. HOUSEKEEPERS Cleaners for Saturdays. $17/hr. In Marathon. Call 305-743-8446 NEEDED Live-in HANDYMAN/GARDNER in Marathon. For more info call 305-394-5359 KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds WOW LOOK !!! CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 PUBLICNOTICE-INVIT A TIONT OBID(ITB) AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonis acceptingsealedbidsfor"ChemicalDeliverytoWastewater Facilities".Sealedbidsforfurnishingallgoodsandservicesnecessarytocompletethe WorkspecifiedinthesedocumentswillbereceivedbytheCityClerkat:ITBdocumentsmaybeobtainedandexaminedatCityHall.Toobtain acopyoftheITB,gotowww .demandst ar .com .Proposerswhoobtain copiesofthisbidfromsourcesotherthanwww .Demandst ar .com risk notreceivingAddenda,andaresolelyresponsibleforthoserisks. PublishedKeynoter6-15-13&6-19-13 Date:July1,2013 Time:3:00p.m. Place:MarathonCityHall,9805OverseasHighway CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050Phone:(305)743-0033 PUBLICNOTICEAllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityof Marathonisacceptingsealedrequestfor LETTERSOF INTEREST(LOI)-STATELOBBYINGSERVICES.Documentsmayonlybeobtainedonlineonlyat www .demandstar .com. DocumentsmayalsobeexaminedatCityHall,9805 OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida.LETTERSOFINTEREST(LOI)STATELOBBYINGSERVICES.AllLOImustbesubmittedinsealedenvelopestothe CityClerkonorbeforeWednesdayJuly10,2013at 3:00PMlocaltime.AnyLOIreceivedafter3:00PM onsaiddatewillnotbeacceptedandwillbereturned unopened. 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Wednesday,June 19,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: POOL MAINTENANCEMARATHON CALL 305-849-5934 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! GENERAL MAINTENANCE / DOCK HAND Marathon, 305-797-1707 Small resort searching for Housekeeper Must be dependable and have own transportation. Please call 305664-5130 between 9 am-6 pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon.100544072-01 100545870-01NOW HIRING LINE COOK Apply in person Brutus Seafood 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon Boatrentalcompany seekingFThelp-toppayfor experience Abilitytotrailer boatsandbasicboatelectrical repairs.MUSThaveclean driverslicenseandwork weekends.ApplyatMarina Junction4681OverseasHwy Marathon DIESEL MECHANIC NEEDED Please apply in person, All Keys Diesel, 3988 Overseas Highway, Gulf, Marathon or call 289-2070 MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 SEA TOW MARATHON Looking for FT & PT captains. Must have captains license and tow endorsement. Contact Ernie at 305-289-2055 28 DIVE BOAT FOR SALE /trade for car. New 350 Crusader eng., dive ladder /plat., easy anchor puller, fly bridge, $15,500. 393-0234 1979 38 Marine Trader, aft cabin trawler. Great liveaboard. Simple, solid, economical. Ford Lehman 120. Fiberglass decks. Two hard tops. ALL reasonable offers will be considered. Located in Melbourne, FL. Health forces sale. Asking $45,000.00. 850-843-0080 30 Custom Island Hopper flybridge, low hr twin Cummins Diesels, USCG documented. Perfect fish, dive, charter Must see! $125k. 305-872-3123 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 1,289 LOBSTER CERTS "B" & TRAPS FOR SALE, $75 EACH. 708-513-2678, MARATHON. 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 34 CRUSADER, CAT 3208 CRAB/LOBSTER BOAT. Located in Marathon. $35,000. 305-815-1937 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.comCommlCrawfish/Lobster Boat & Business for sale. 278 lobster B certs, 86 stone crab B certs, traps, rope, bouys, lines,ready to fish! 24 T-Craft, 454 EFI. Ed, 305-896-0617 JetDock-TwinPWC JetDock -TwinPWC$2,500218-2445327 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 2012 GT FORD MUSTANG convertible. Loaded! $38,500 Call (305) 619-0572. 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. $14,500. 305-923-0718 2007 GMC YUKON DENALI Loaded! $18,4000 Call (305) 619-0572 Carson Car Hauler. Good condition. $1400. Also Electric Mortar Mixer Everything works well. $600. 305-731-9729, Marathon. A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 PlumbingErnest 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 ELECTRIC Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 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 MONROECOUNTYSHERIFFSOFFICETheMCSOisseekingacandidatefor FinanceAssistantII.AADegreein AccountingorHighSchoolandexperience equivalenttoAADegreerequired. Minimumyearsexperienceinofficeenvironmentwhereskillsandunderstandingof recordkeepinganddataentrywereacquired.Workincludes processingandmaintainingavarietyoffinancialdocuments, processinginvoices,bankdeposits,postingrecords,prepare billings,reconcilingbankstatements,etc.Abilitytouse microcomputerapplicationsneeded.CandidatesmustcompletetheMCSOonlinepreapplicationatwww .keysso.net .Submitresumes toCharlesSlebodnickatcslebodnick@keysso.netorfaxto (305)292-7159.ContactHRat(305)292-7044for additionalinformation. EOE/AAP POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit.Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapistProvidingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealthand substanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.FloridaLicense Required:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.CaseManagerCoordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultsandchildreninthe MiddleandLowerKeys.BachelorsinHumanServiceFieldand1 yearexperiencerequired.Full-Time.RN/LPNPerDiemNurses PartandFullTimefortheCrisisStabilizationUnit/DetoxUnitin Marathon.Specialincentivesoffered.FrontOfficeReceptionistMarathon.FullTime.Minimumoftwoyearsinaprofessional supportstaffpositionandproficiencyinMicrosoftOfficerequired.SubstanceAbuseCounselor ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCountyDetentionCenterin KeyWest.BachelorsinHumanServicesrequiredCAPandBilingual preferred.FamilyInterventionSpecialistScreen,assess,referralandlinkageforindividualswithsubstance abusedisordersand/ormentalhealthissuesintheLowerand MiddleKeys.Co-locatedbetweentheGuidance/CareCenterandDCF offices.Bachelorsdegreeinamentalhealthdisciplineandwithat leasttwoyearsofrelevantexperiencerequired.CAPand/orMasters preferred.Full-time.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences;3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningpriortoanyofferofemployment.Sendresumetohr -firstname.lastname@example.org EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitivewages andanexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5FullTimeMaintenance Hospitality&GeneralMaintenance ExperienceRequired. ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitivewagesand anexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PTNightAuditor/ FrontDeskAgent CustomerServiceand/orSupervisorExperienceaPlus MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Deliverournewspapers 2-5daysaweekinMarathon.Nocollectingrequired. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. Pocket someextraCASHPocket someextraCASHPayofftheboatorcar IHOPofMarathon UnderNewManagementNowhiringforallshifts: CooksServers ManagersBussersHost/HostessApplyinpersonto 6495OverseasHwy,Marathon orcall305-743-5952 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 THEORIGINAL MARATHONBLACKSTONECRABTRAPPAINT.EPAAPPROVED.CALLJERRY305-664-1286 MONROE COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT has the following positions available:ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST I Entry level position responsible for applying accounting principles in the recording of fiscal records and data input. Duties include bank reconciliations, general ledger account analysis, and maintaining various logs. Conducts research and problem solving assignments. High school degree with one year of experience in bookkeeping or the maintenance of accounting records. Location: Key West.GRANT ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST III Advanced and specialized grant record keeping work involving the application of accounting principles in the preparation and maintenance of general ledger accounts, grant files and the recording of grant revenues and expenditures. Reviews and processes all accounts payable reimbursement requests and grant revenue receipts. Monitors compliance with grant requirements. Graduation from an accredited two year college or university with an AA degree in accounting or finance. Accounting and financial management experience required. TOURIST DEVELOPMENT T AX AUDITOR Performs compliance audits of transient accommodations using the uniform system of accounts for hotels. Prepares audit work papers to record sufficient, competent, relevant, useful information from the appropriate financial records to support the audit results. Prepares estimates to enforce the collection of delinquent taxes. Requires a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related Business field. Professional qualifications such as CFE, CIA or CPA preferred. Salary is dependent on qualifications.For all positions send resume to email@example.com NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 27217 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, RAMROD KEY, FLORIDA. GRAVITAS LEASING, LLC WILLHOLD APUBLIC AUCTION ON JU LY 2, 201 3 AT9:00 AM OR AFTER. THE CONTENTS WILLBE SOLD AS ABANDONED PERSONALPROPERTYUNDER FLORIDASTATUTE 715.109. CONTENTS INCLUDE HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS, FURNITURE, ART, LINENS, POTS AND PANS, DISHWARE, TOOLS, SHELVING AND FISHING EQUIPMENTPREVIOUSLYLOCATED AT20945 W 9TH AVENUE, CUDJOE KEY, FLORIDA. THE CONTENTS WERE ABANDONED BYWILLIAM AND JEAN GOTTLEID.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,June 19,2013 New Extended Hours Mon Fri: 8 6 PMSat: 8 4 PM24 Hour EMERGENCY Service Dr. Robert Foley Dr. William GrayIntroducing our NEW 2000 sq.ft. grassy excer-play yard! www.upperkeysvet.comTake a peek at whats up at Upper Keys Vet Hospital 305-852-3665 Old Town Manor and Rose Lane Villaswww.DestinationOldTown.com511 Eaton St. Key West, FL 305-292-2170Offers dog friendly accommodations Because dogs deserve a vacation too! JOYFUL PET SITTERS.comSUMMER BEGINS JUNE 20TH!!305-289-0833 CheapShots & CheapShots PlusLow Cost High Quality Veterinary ServicesVaccine Pkgs starting at $38Dentals starting at $85Cat neuters $45Dog neuters starting at $65In town June 29 & 30,July 1 & 2,from Islamorada to Key West!Call for appointment:(305) 390-0325 or (863) 414-8677 www.Cheapshots.us PH: 305-743-6732 5101 Overseas Highway Fax: 305-743-6724 Marathon, Florida 33050Pickup and Delivery Throughout The Florida KeysHelp The Marathon Animal Shelter!Mention this ad & well donate 5% of your order toSafe Harbor Animal RescueMay & June 2013 Anabel, Angelina, Chris, Lila, Melissa, Maria, Robin, TerriHair and Nails2244 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 (305) 743-1888 Fax (305) firstname.lastname@example.org BENGAL is ready for adoption. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 PATCHWORK is a calico cat ready for adoption. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 TIPPY is ready for adoption. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 BERTA is a 4 year old female beagle mix. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 MAY & JUNE are tortie/tiger litter mates 6 weeks females. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 SOPHIA iis a young mom cat with 4 children. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 MERCEDES is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 SPUTNIK is a young adult male Short-Coat Chihuahua Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 VALENTINO is an adult male Domestic Shorthair Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 DEXTER is a young grey/white male. Available at Forgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SKINNIE MINNIE is a young tabby female. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SMOKEY is a young male Russian Blue. Available at F orgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520