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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JUNE 22,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.50 25 CENTS RedevelopmentDemolition has started on old buildings at the Faro Blanco Marine Resort to make way for a Hyatt. Story,3 A Pie powerIts all about the Key lime pie at the Piestravaganza unfolding in Key West. Story, 3B CAMP ADVENTUREKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYJacob Diedrich gets a little silly at the city of Marathons Camp Adventure Friday at the Marathon Community Park. The 7-year-old from Jacksonville is in the Keys visiting his grandparents.Camp started June 10 and runs through Aug.16,8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.each day.To find out more,call 743-6598. Bird center receives $700K forpropertyWhen planning retirement, Bob and Barbara Gintel never expected to find themselves hailed for preserving the Florida Keys Wild Center in Tavernier.Not everything we do in life can be so carefully planned or thought out, Bob Gintel reflected Thursday in the wake of a June 8 dedication ceremony at the bayside center.The event marked the unveiling of a plaque affixed to an ornamental stone at the mile marker 93.6 property nearly five acres of mangroves and trails the Gintels have ensured will remain as home to injured birds that cannot return to the wild. We thought the Bird Center should remain in the hands of the community, Gintel said. Now as long as the Bird Center continues as an organization, no one can take that property. In 2010, the Gintels bought the site from the estate of Bird Center founder Laura Quinn and turned it over to the nonprofit group. Purchase and settlement of outstanding loans came to nearly $700,000. They came to the Bird Center at a critical time in mid-2008 when expenses and debts threatened the end of the center opened by Quinn in 1991. After making a large donation in memory of a good friends lost son, Bob Gintel went to learn more about the group. Both ardent photographers, Bob and Barbara had visited the center previously once, maybe twice, to take some bird photos. As I looked into it further, I found out the Bird Center was facing a direGintels donation puts nonprofit on solid footingUPPER KEYSPhoto courtesy WILD BIRD CENTERBob Gintel reflects next to a monument marking his and his wife Barbaras donation.Roadblock seen for 33rd StreetCity of Marathon plans to build a new 33rd Street community center may already be out of the question if Wednesdays Monroe County Commission meeting is any indication. Three of the five commissioners were hesitant to allow county legal staff to spend time working on Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadts proposal to have Monroe convey its AARPbuilding on 33rd to the city. The city wants to refurbish it and the adjacent Marathon Jaycees building, as well as tear down an old fire station used by Marathon for Public Works storage as part of the new community center. The Marathon Recreation Center, also on 33rd, would get rolled into the new complex.Hernstadt offered to let the county continue its senior services in perpetuity, and free of charge, in the proposed new building. But he said the city wouldnt pursue the idea further without control of all the land involved.Were doing a five-year capital improvement plan and for us to include that, we need a clear indication, he said.County Attorney Bob Shillinger and Project Management Division Director Kevin Wilson told the commission several times they were only asking permission to discuss the idea further with the city. Shillinger added there are no legal roadblocks to turning the property over if the board desires. The building was financed in part by grant money received with the condition that it be maintained as a senior center for 20 years and that was 30 years ago, he said. We also looked at the deeds to see if there were any restrictions. Theres no deed restrictions on our use of the property, so we could convey it. But the proposal didnt sit well with commissioners Danny Kolhage, Heather Carruthers and Sylvia Murphy, who repeatedly questioned why Monroe needs to give up the land. I dont know the value of the property. I dont know how many people we serve, Carruthers said. I dont know if the responsibility would still lie with the county to do that or transfer to Marathon. Theres a whole lot of questions I have before Id even consider it. Irrespective of the fact that our legal requirements have passed, we have aMARATHONCity wants rebuild of buildings but county ownership an issueBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comCounty makes new bridge offerMonroe County Mayor George Neugent says the state Department of Transportation will have to pony up much more than half the expected $18 million repair bill if it wants to wash its hands of the historic old Seven Mile Bridge connecting Marathon to Pigeon Key. Concern over the future of the iconic 2.2-mile span perhaps the most visited spot in the Middle Keys has been building over the years since DOTshut it down to vehicular traffic in December 2007 and disallowed fishing from it a year later. DOTs longstanding offer has been to cover half the cost to repair the bridge decking in exchange for turning ownership over to Monroe. But Neugent says its become clear that wont happen. Our discussion with [DOTDistrict 6 Secretary Gus Pego] was that we cant come up with $9 million. My commission is not going to support doing that, he said. Neugent said DOTis adamant the county have some skin in the game. He hopes $2.7 million is enough.Thats the amount approved at Tuesdays County Commission meeting to discuss a five-year plan to spend $57 million, generated by the countys 1-cent infrastructure sales tax, on capital improvements.Neugent said he has a new proposal in mind.They already agreed to put up the $9 million, which is half the total. Well partner with you on the other half, 7030. Thats where the $2.7 million came from. Thats going to be our proposal to DOTand the governor, he said.Neugent also said the possibility exists that DOTcould retain ownership of the bridge pilings while the county takes responsibility for deck maintenance. The city of Marathon could help cover that cost. Neugent said hes been told DOThas a similar arrangement to that with the Skyway Bridge in Tampa, but Pego said on Friday he wasnt certain.We want to be consistent around the state. Id have to research if thats a fact, Pego said, adding that he did not want to offer opinions on the countys latest offer because hes not spoken with Neugent since Tuesdays meeting. Id be more than willing to work on a long-term solution for the Seven Mile Bridge, Pego said. County CommissionerDOT would retain pilings, not the deckingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comOLD SEVEN MILE BRIDGEFinal assisted-living vote is MondayAfter protracted discussion Tuesday night, the Key West City Commission agreed to make a decision on the future of a proposed assistedand independentliving facility on the Truman Waterfront at a special meeting set for Monday. That session is set for 6 p.m. at Old City Hall on Greene Street and will basically be an up or down vote on a proposed developer fee as high as $2.2 million (the previous number was $900,000), the lone sticking point in negotiations for a lease of public property at the Truman Waterfront. Of the possible $2.2 million, $1.3 million would be guaranteed. Wendover Housing wants to use tax credit financing along with private equity and debt to build the 110-unit senior housing complex. Its partnered with the nonprofit Florida Keys Assisted Care Coalition, which would get a city lease and then provide a sub-lease to Wendover.Built into the deal before the city is the fee for Wendover, calculated based on the maximum allowable fee percentage prescribed in stateSuper-majority needed for lease to be approvedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTSee Marathon,2ASee Bridge,3ASee Assisted,3ASee Bird,2A
emergency, he said. It was about to collapse. Gintel quickly applied his organizational skills honed by five decades in the investment business and active involvement in a staggering array of charities and foundations. I knew we had to turn this thing around but I did not know the first thing about saving birds, he said.The centers staff, volunteers and ardent local supporters impressed the Gintels.People pick up an injured wild bird, then drive it 15 miles to a facility where they know it will get care. That amazed me, Gintel said. So working to save the center just seemed the right thing to do. Gintel wound up as the centers board chairman and took a leadership role in providing a firm financial footing. Gintel, 85, stepped down from the board in 2011. He left an organization with a strong board in place ... no debt, ownership of this property free and clear and a future where there had been none, current board President John Stuart said at the dedication. Gintel said, The Wild Bird Center plays an important role in several ways. The center rehabilitates injured birds, mostly injured by the actions of human beings. That helps maintain an ecosystem that makes South Florida and the Keys so attractive to visitors. The centers wetlands at the Laura Quinn Sanctuary provide essential habitat for birds on their annual migrations. The Wild Bird Center receives about 1,000 injured or ailing birds each year, releasing most after rehabilitation. Others hawks, owls, pelicans, gulls, cormorants and even a blue jay named Flip remain as permanent residents. More than 12,000 visitors tour the outdoor enclosures annually. There is no charge although donations are requested to Keep Them Flying. Feeding and caring for the birds costs about $1,000 a day in expenses. Under the direction of the board and Executive Director Joan Scholz, the Wild Bird Center is rebuilding many of its aging enclosures and upgrading visitor walkways. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,June 22,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.9182 SUN.9382 MON.9282 TUES.9282 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunerstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSTwo arrested in 2011 robberyAn armed robbery in 2011 of a Marathon convenience store has been solved after detectives arrested two Marathon men for the crime, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Lucas Paul, 18, and Gustavo Hernandez, 21, are charged with armed robbery with a firearm. Paul was arrested June 5 and Hernandez on June 8.The robbery took place Sept. 21, 2011, at the Circle K at 111th Street in Marathon. The clerk told deputies two men entered the store wearing masks, one of them pointed a gun and they stole cash.Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said several sources identified the pair as the suspects. 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 HomeWindFloodAutoMotorcycle BoatLifeHealthLong-term Disability Umbrella You name it, We got it If you dont know insurance, come get to know us! Key Largo 451-4788 | Key West 294-4788 | Big Pine 872-4788102481 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037 WWW.TMIGFLA.COM 29967 Overseas Hwy. Bi g Pine Key, FL33043 Patti Nickless, CRS, SFRBrokerAssociate(305) 304-6949Patti@BestKeysAgent.comScan to View Visual Tours Bi g Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience. Pattis listing in Snug HarborJUSTSOLD! Ready to Buy orSell in the LowerKeys? Call Patti to make it happen! 24925 CenterSt. Summerland Key Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com RUDZIN "CAPTAIN J.R." John Ralph Rudzin "Captain J.R." Passed at his home on June 18th at 3:30pm after his 3 year fight with cancer. He was born September 28th 1949 to John Rudolph and Cynthia Zimmerman Rudzin in Petersburg, Virginia where he lived and worked until moving with his wife to the Florida Keys to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a charter boat captain and having his own business. In the past 25 years of doing this he had made quite a reputation for himself and was known as "Mr. Dolphin Chaser". He was highly respected by both the other charter boat captains and customers. He taught many others about fishing and life lessons from the bridge of the "Capt. J.R.". He was a member of Layton Baptist Community Church and loved spreading the Gospel and enticed others to church with his famous "JRbeque". He is survived by his wife of 42 years Phyllis Rudzin, daughter Johna Rudzin, 3 sisters June Matthews and Pauline Loftis of Colonial Heights, VA and Kathy Taylor of Tavernier, 1 brother Carl Rudzin of Miami, along with nephews Jeremy McCauley, Erik Loftis and David Matthews and 1 niece Jessica Wright and not to mention his favorite bird "Pookie" whom he had coffee with in the mornings. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday June 25 at Layton Community Baptist Church at 128 S. Layton Drive Layton, Florida followed by a fellowship with friends and family. In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to PCF.org or PCRI.org for prostate cancer research. BOYLE James M. "Jim" Boyle 80, passed away May 18, 2013, in West Palm Beach, FL, with his son, Jim, by his side. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John J. and Helen Khym, Boyle, and moved to the Florida Keys in 1973. He was a successful entrepreneur, restaurateur, real estate broker and appraiser. Jim introduced take-out pizza to the Upper Keys by opening JBs Pizza in Islamorada. Later, a real estate broker and respected real estate appraiser, he helped many people realize the dream of home ownership and assisted in establishing the irreplaceable value of Monroe County properties. He enjoyed fishing, playing bridge, spending time with his grandchildren and being a member of the Conch Republic. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Boyle, his sisters-in-law, Gerri Boyle and Victoria Boyle. Jim is survived by his five children, Sheila Skrobeck, West Palm Beach, FL; James D Boyle, Hollywood, FL; Linda Knauss, Pensacola, FL; Joseph Boyle (Margaret), Franklin Lakes, NJ; John Boyle, Loxahatchee; FL the mother of his children, Eileen Norris; his daughter-in-law, Janet Lee, Key Largo, FL;and his eight grandchildren, Gary Skrobeck, Devin, Dylan and Kailey Knauss, Melanie and Michael Boyle and Jessica and Jacklyn Boyle, in addition to his brothers, Terrence, John and Daniel Boyle, many nieces and nephews. Jim has requested that his ashes be scattered in the Bay and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. TARABORELLI Carole Taraborelli 70, passed away June 9, 2013. Carole was born on December 4th, 1942 in Hazenton, Pa to the late William and Ruth Deil. Carole is survived by her loving husband, of Marathon, David A. Taraborelli; sister, Barbra Dufour; brother, Ronnie Deil. She has left behind her beloved children, Jenny Maderious, Allison Aguiar, Jessica Rice and Alexis Mello. No service scheduled at this time. RUDZIN "CAPTAIN J.R." John Ralph Rudzin "Captain J.R." Passed at his home on June 18th at 3:30pm after his 3 year fight with cancer. He was born September 28th 1949 to John Rudolph and Cynthia Zimmerman Rudzin in Petersburg, Virginia where he lived and worked until moving with his wife to the Florida Keys to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a charter boat captain and having his own business. In the past 25 years of doing this he had made quite a reputation for himself and was known as "Mr. Dolphin Chaser". He was highly respected by both the other charter boat captains and customers. He taught many others about fishing and life lessons from the bridge of the "Capt. J.R.". He was a member of Layton Baptist Community Church and loved spreading the Gospel and enticed others to church with his famous "JRbeque". He is survived by his wife of 42 years Phyllis Rudzin, daughter Johna Rudzin, 3 sisters June Matthews and Pauline Loftis of Colonial Heights, VA and Kathy Taylor of Tavernier, 1 brother Carl Rudzin of Miami, along with nephews Jeremy McCauley, Erik Loftis and David Matthews and 1 niece Jessica Wright and not to mention his favorite bird "Pookie" whom he had coffee with in the mornings. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday June 25 at Layton Community Baptist Church at 128 S. Layton Drive Layton, Florida followed by a fellowship with friends and family. In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to PCF.org or PCRI.org for prostate cancer research. Bird center now debt-freeFrom Bird,1AKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe buildings that would be replaced are (from left) an old firehouse now used for storage,the Marathon senior center and the Jaycees building. moral obligation. I dont think we need to convey this to the city of Marathon, Kolhage said. Matters were confused even further when Murphy asked if a new library could be a part of the new complex. Marathons current library at mile marker 48.5 oceanside is old and cramped.Commissioner David Rice said that idea had been discussed, but that he was pursuing a lot owned by the Monroe County School District next to Stanley Switlik Elementary School. Kolhage, Carruthers and Murphy were unaware of that.School Board member Ed Davidson told the Keynoter he was aware of the idea but that its not close to happening. The building there is used for adult education, but a large portion of the lot is vacant.I heard about it a while back and nothing since. If anythings there, its very preliminary, he said.The commission ultimately allowed staff to discuss conveying the property to the city further and report back, but Rice and Mayor George Neugent appeared frustrated with the lack of support.Someone comes up with an idea, and we hit them with 1,000 questions. We block their progress because we want answers today. This is not rocket science, guys, and I dont think its going to take a huge amount of staff time, Rice said. The community center and new library are part of a potential long-term overhaul also involving the Marathon courthouse, Sheriffs Office substation and county Tax Collectors office. Neugent said the idea is on the outer bands of the radar, but has said it could include a parking garage where the library now is.It would be better if we included parking, relocation of the library and a rebuild of the Sheriffs station and courthouses into a law/judicial center with library on the other side of the street, he said. It would be part of a county/city operation and I think it could be a focal point for the city of Marathon that would be attractive and flow quite well with the appropriate amount of parking, he said.City, county start talksFrom Marathon,1ACo n t r acto r get s fi n al payme n tThe final bill has been paid ahead of the Monday deadline, but that wont mean the end of verifying all costs were justified in the $40 million reconstruction of Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West.The Monroe County School Board, in a special meeting Tuesday at Marathon High School, voted 2-1 to approve contractual change orders, including a final payment to the contractor, Coastal Construction.Board Chairman Andy Griffiths and Vice Chairman Ron Martin voted for the measure while Ed Davidson, who has been a constant critic of the project, dissented. Board members John Dick and Robin SmithMartin were absent.Money to fund the HOB rebuild came from a federal stimulus loan financed through Bank of America.One change order approved this week represents $516,000 in savings money allocated but not spent for reasons such as overestimates of material and labor costs. The savings are split between the School District ($309,847) and Coastal Construction ($206,565).The other change order approved is a final payment to Coastal for $1.3 million.The total project cost is still being estimated by Superintendent Mark Porter, but is expected to fall somewhere between $38 million and $40 million. The hard construction costs actually came in under budget, according to external project manager Bill Sprague. Sprague, hired by the board to act as an independent overseer, updated board members during a brief presentation. Noting that all Im looking at is hard costs, Sprague pegged the construction costs paid to Coastal at $24,480,542, under budget by $128,918. The project is complete, he added. Coastal is in a position of packing up and moving off site.Porter said the additional costs include furniture, fixtures, equipment, architect fees and other soft costs.We will be putting together these numbers once they have been kind of balanced and audited, he said. We will have the number the board has ultimately asked for and sought and that is what did the project cost? At Tuesdays meeting, 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.MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS2 charged with imprisonmentOne man wore a mask, the other drove the car and both are now in jail charged with false imprisonment after two teenagers reported being followed by the men from a Key Largo park.The victims, one 15 and the other 16, told police they were walking home from the park on June 17. As they approached Port Largo Villa, they realized they were being followed and grew frightened.The 15-year-old told police she ran up the stairs to her second-floor apartment, but had trouble opening the door. Turning, she saw a man wearing an old man mask standing very close and not saying anything. She told the man to leave or she would sic her dog on him, according to an arrest report. The man finally left, but removed his mask and the victim told police she saw his face, along with the face of the second man who stood downstairs during the incident, looked up and laughed. Shown a photo lineup, the victim identified Tyler Magoon, 30, and Jared Holmes, 19, as the suspects. Both were arrested on Thursday and police said they recovered the mask from a vehicle belonging to Holmes that was being driven by Magoon.Magoon was charged with false imprisonment and wearing a mask while on private property. Holmes was charged with false imprisonment.CRIME FRONT By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Colleen Dunne, a prosecutor for the Monroe State Attorneys Office, fell victim to an attempted robbery while leaving her Whitehead Street office in Key West around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Officer Jennifer Lohman of the Key West Police Department wrote in a report that Dunne was leaving work when she turned around to retrieve a hard drive from her office and was pushed to the ground from behind. Dunne said her assailant attempted to take her backpack but was unsuccessful due to the way she was wearing it, Lohman wrote.Dunne said she kicked her assailant and he ran away. Dunne went back into the building and called police.Dunne, taking things in stride, said her assailant is lucky he didnt face her head on and said shes on the lookout for a guy with a limp.Honestly, I dont know if it was a random thing or if I was targeted, she said. Dunne was unable to provide a clear description of her attacker because she was pushed faced down. She was only able to describe him as wearing blue jeans and a dark shirt. There werent any security cameras trained on the area, according to Lohman, and due to Dunne being unable to identify the suspect and very little suspect information, detectives were not contacted. Dunne had abrasions on her left eye, left elbow and right knee, according to the report. Saturday,June 22,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com T A VERNIER: 92410 Overseas Hwy. Suite 1(305) 852-9624 KEY WEST : 1601B N. Roosevelt Blvd.(305) 296-5481 MARA THON: 5701 Overseas Hwy. Suite 17(305) 289-0028in The Professional Building with Dr. ConsiglioOPEN MON-FRI (by appointment) Se Habla Espanol 148 N. Indies Drive. Duck Key This home on Duck Key went UNDER CONTRACT in 1 1 days & SOLD for 95% of the Listing Price! Lookin g to BUY or SELL on Duck Key, call me today! Visit DuckKeyDuo.com. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Debra GrillBroker Associate(305) 481-0971 Open 7 Days AWeek law, yielding the $2.2 million.Project Managing Partner Jeff Sharkey told commissioners that about $1.3 million is guaranteed, while the remainder could be deferred for more than a decade and be paid out based only on the performance of the facility. In a straw poll Tuesday, commissioners voted 4-3 in favor of the lease. Commissioners Tony Yaniz, Clayton Lopez and Teri Johnston voted against it. Such a lease requires a super-majority vote of 5-2 to pass.The development fee, thats the make or break with this deal, Mayor Craig Cates said. We need an official vote. And then the lease is moved forward or its over. Itll be settled Monday.Sharkey made clear that his group would not back off the developer fee. From a basic level, we are not a nonprofit, he said. Theres significant risk here. Were not going to do this for free. Thank you very much for the opportunity but thats just not going to happen. Toward the end of the discussion several frustrated members of the Assisted Care Coalition stormed out of the chamber, while coalition Director Ed Swift got into a back-and-forth with Yaniz from the gallery. As Swift was making unsolicited comments directed at the dais, Yaniz cut in: Commissioner Swift, youre out of order man; youre way out of order, drawing an exasperated, Really? from the influential owner of Historic Tours of America.Final vote set for MondayFrom Assisted,1A Danny Kolhage said Tuesday that hes heard only secondhand where DOTstands, and wants a DOTofficial to speak to the commission directly. Local concern over the bridge led to the formation of the nonprofit Friends of Old Seven, which raises money to help repair the bridge. That group and the city funded a $13,500 economic impact study of the bridge that advocated enhancing Sunset Park at the base of the span.I would propose [the city] finish Sunset Park, and, as a resident of the city, I would support a world-class park at the base of that bridge, Neugent said. I think they need to propose that to the residents of Marathon in a referendum to find out where the business community and residents stand on that, Neugent said.DOTchecks Neugent planFrom Bridge,1A Cates running for Utility Board seatCheryl Cates, wife of Key West Mayor Craig Cates and a fixture at Key West public meetings and events, filed paperwork Thursday to run for the District 3 seat of Keys Energy Services Utility Board.The five-person board meets twice a month and sets policy for the public power agency. Members are elected at large and serve four-year terms. Keys Energy provides electricity from the Seven Mile Bridge south.Cates, 59, is a Realtor working for Prudential Knight Gardner and has served as her husbands campaign treasurer since his election in 2009. Before that, she did the financials for the family businesses, Cates Automotive and NAPAAuto Parts. The former closed and the latter was sold prior to Craig Cates first mayoral election.Fourterm Utility Board representative Lou Hernandez, executive director of the nonprofit Helpline 24hour social-service referral agency, wont seek another term.Hernandez, 70, said hes retiring from his full-time job at the end of the month and feels the time is right. Ive had a full run at the Utility Board, one of my favorite jobs ever.He said he plans to take a sabbatical from Key West and travel to Mexico.ELECTION 2013Keynoter Staff Keynoter Staff CATESDemolitio n u n de r way at Fa r oConstruction actually, demolition is under way on the long-awaited Spottswood Cos. redevelopment of the Faro Blanco Marine Resort at mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon.Abulldozer was busy tearing down the resorts old Halls Diving Center building on Thursday morning, a step that Spottswood Cos. Vice President Bill Spottswood says puts the project past the point of no return.All the other plans are with the city in regard to the building permits. Im relieved that weve gotten started to proceed down this path. Im really happy to be moving, he said.Once crews are done demolishing Halls and most of the former Panchos restaurant building part of it might be salvaged for office space theyll remove landscaping at the front of the property and move some 170 trees off the property.The trees will be taken either to the Spottswoodowned Holiday Inn Express near mile marker 54 or the bayside Faro Blanco property to be replanted.After that comes construction of a planned 125-room Hyatt hotel on the bayside. The project has been in the works for several years but seen numerous delays. Most of the delays were related to a down economy, in which Spottswood said it was nearly impossible to secure financing.Spottswood said hes well aware of community concerns created when the project stalled for so long, but that its moving forward now.I wouldnt have pulled the trigger on this stuff if I wasnt comfortable. I know people have been worried, he said. This is the beginning of the redevelopment of Faro Blanco. Its going to go through and this is what weve been waiting for.Former resort being rebuilt as a HyattBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Prosecutor attacked in Key WestCRIME FRONTKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYCrews began tearing down the old Halls Diving Center building in Old Town Marathon Thursday morning,which kicked off the long-awaited redevelopment of the old Faro Blanco Resort property.A 125-room Hyatt is planned there.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,June 22,2013 L.A.Times crossword puzzle NOW SHOWING AT THE COLOSSEUMSolution in the classifieds ACROSS 1Pianist Argerich 7Counterbalance 13Burdensome20...theres __!:Hamlet21Trounces 22Forwards,say 231993 drama for which Stockard Channing got an Oscar nomination 26Now,in Nicaragua27Fish with bobbing bait28Golden number 29D-Day transports 32Columnist Coulter 33Soothsayers 35Let go 39Nicole Kidmans birthplace 402009 sci-fi Best Picture nominee 42Trattoria starters 43Onetime SNL regular Cheri 45Thermal opening 46Can plan48AOL backs-and-forths49Points of view? 51Islamic leader 54Islamic leader 55Yiddish laments 56Word with fair or opposite57Andean stew veggie59In need of wiping up62Coterie 64Kanes estate 67Effort before the effort 70North Carolina university 71Kurosawa period film remade into a Western in 1960 741988 baseball scandal movie 76Devil Insideband 77Nobility79Like the West Coasts U.S.Route 10180Guinea pig82Prepared to propose84Cabinet dept. created in 1965 85Spy org.until 1991 88Subway line to Columbia Univ. 89Muffin choice 92Engels collaborator 94More upscale 96Bore,as a cost 97Inclined 100Time-saving phone no. 102Madrid monarch 103Two sheets to the wind? 1051995 Tom Hanks docudrama 109Farming prefix 110Alleviate 111Held lovingly 112Rental car feature, briefly 113First word of the Declaration of Independence114Spider-Mandirector116__ Crazy:Paul Davis hit 117Riveting icon 119Grant/MacDowell romantic comedy 127Stinkers 128Rear 129First in line,perhaps 130Deep down 131High-hats 132Gave lip to DOWN 1Ladies and gentlemen,rock and roll launch of 1981 2Yellowfin tuna 3Common color in national flags 4Cherish 5Actor Laurie 6Using a passport 71960 Rat Pack film8TV sites,in realty ads9Russian basso Chaliapin 10Honeymoon adventure11Typographic measure12J.A.Prufrocks creator13Degree requirement,maybe 14Dorks 15Actor Morales 16Injure again,as a ligament17Covert maritime org.18Side for 2-Down 19ID in MDsrecords 24Banks on a diamond 25Enforcement group 29Froot __ 30Composer of gnossiennes 31Hitchcock thriller remade three times 34Pennies:Abbr. 36Academy Awardnominated 1949 war film 37Country singer Harris 38Minority opinion 41Some cats 42Prefix with scope 44Actress Massey 47Double espresso, say 50Darts 52Romes __ Way 53Salyut successor 58In unison,in music 60Parking garage section 61Light opening? 63Baroque painter Guido 65Part of ADA:Abbr. 66Portrait finish? 68Graftons __ for Outlaw 69Sumptuous 71Spoil 72Subject of Newtons first law 73Ararat arrival 75Ewoks planet 78Masterpiece 81Auction site 83Cretaceous giant 86Class 87Jellyfishs lack 90Chicken Little, notably 91Half a workout mantra 932003 Penn/Watts drama with The weight of a hummingbirdin one of its taglines 95Common coastal arrivals 98Okra unit 99Invisible Man author 101Its on the __ my tongue 104Composed 106Smooth,musically 107Tooth:Pref. 108Promulgates 111Drink from a press 1151998 Sarah McLachlan hit 118At Staples Center, briefly 119__ little teapot ... 120Lab inspector? 121Crib cry 122Literary monogram 123Period,for one 124Hi-__ monitor 125Peer Gyntwidow 126Inc.,in Ipswich Now Showing At The ColosseumSolution in the June 26 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the June 19 puzzle. ADAcontractor might be cutASouthwest Florida firm stands to lose two contracts totaling about $800,000 after Monroe County staff said they found serious violations in timesheets and other paperwork. Monroe County commissioners, meeting Wednesday in Marathon, approved a move to terminate contracts granted to Mailloux and Sons of Palmetto last summer.Firm president Jade Mailloux appeared at the meeting to defend the serious allegations against myself and my company. He cited one accusation as preposterous.County Mayor George Neugent told Mailloux that he could speak under public-comment rules but said the meeting was not the place for a protracted discussion of these particular issues, of which we do not know the details.I dont want to use accuse you, Neugent said, but at the end of the day, were going to side with our attorneys. Mailloux and Sons won contracts for upgrades on county property throughout the Keys to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by installing handrails, modifying curbs and similar projects. Funds for improvements assigned to Mailloux come from a federal grant that requires extensive paperwork documentation and certified timesheets. Problems with the firms timesheets were flagged by the countys contract monitor and turned over to county attorneys. We looked at this very carefully, Assistant County Attorney Nat Cassell said. I became more and more concerned, the more paperwork I saw.Grant money could be lost if the county keeps a contractor under its employ who it believed was falsifying documents required under federal law, a briefing report.Most of the cited problems involve allegations of changing timesheets to lower the amount of overtime and hours actually worked by company employees. County staff also charged Mailloux and Sons with allowing permits to expire and persistently and repeatedly failing to proceed with the scope of the work in a timely manner. Mailloux limited his comments Wednesday but attributed some delays to county staff refusing to accept valid designs. The case likely will proceed to arbitration to determine how much the firm should be paid for completed work.COUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Ideas for Key Largo state parks over the next decade will be welcomed Tuesday. We know a few issues are out there and we want to hear about them, said Pat Wells, manager of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park. A7 p.m. session at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102 is designed to take comments on updated management plans to guide the two parks through the next 10 years. Park staff will make a a basic presentation on why were here and what were doing, and detail the state review process, Wells said.Also discussed will be status of efforts to protect or restore marine and upland habitats and resources. Were in different phases for all types of things, the manager said.Wells expects to hear from a Key Largo bicycle group that wants increased access to unpaved trails in the Dagney Johnson Key Largo Hammocks. Some public opposition to that proposal is likely. One organization has proposed a way to incorporate peoples cremated remains, sealed inside a container rather than mixed with concrete, into reef-restoration modules. Florida International University officials have indicated an interest in finding space for a potential research station on Pennekamps land base, Wells said. Park staff at the local and state levels will review comments over the summer and return at an open meeting to be scheduled this fall, Wells said. Apark management plan lays out goals and objectives that serve as a basis for budget requests to implement them. The updated plans go through an agency review before reaching the Florida Cabinet.The Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks, once scheduled to become a sprawling condominium project, covers 2,421 acres that are habitat to 84 protected species of plants and animals.Pennekamp, renowned as the first underwater state park, covers more than 70 square miles of marine and upland. Its amenities include camping, beaches, docks and nature trails. Saturday,June 22,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY BOARD ROOM 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013The purpose of the Budget Hearing is to receive presentation and discussion regarding the Authoritys Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 including the Capital Improvement Plan of the FKAA.The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues) and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West THETIMEISNOWBecome a non-smoker or lose weight ONLY $125.00 11400 Overseas Hwy.#203 Marathon 289-20083706 B N.Roosevelt Blvd.Key West 294-1277Timothy Kelly,LCSW HypnotistMember of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis Come vi s it our online photo gallerie s an d s u b mit your own at www.Key s Net.com/Photo sPastors arraignment is June 28John McKenzie, pastor of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Key Wests Bahama Village, is set for arraignment June 28 on a felony charge of larceny more than $20,000 but less than $100,000. McKenzie, 50, was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing $54,657 from his congregation. The church has about 150 members.Monroe County State Attorneys Office Investigator Chris Weber received a tip from a member of St. James board of trustees, prompting a review of the books from July 2011 until June 2013. An arrest affidavit says McKenzie was entitled to a salary of $700 a week since coming to the church in 2009. During the 96-week period investigated, McKenzie was entitled to $67,200 reimbursement for services rendered based on his contract with the church, Weber wrote.During this same period, McKenzie or the financial secretary had written $121,857 in checks payable to [McKenzie]. By doing this, McKenzie temporarily or permanently deprived the parishioners of St. James Baptist Church of their monies.St. James has been under reconstruction since 2010, when the city of Key West awarded the church $87,500 in tax increment funding, a special property tax mechanism that raises money for capital project in Bahama Village, to repair extensive concrete spalling. That money turned out not to be sufficient and the church has held services in the Frederick Douglass Community Center two blocks down Olivia Street. No public money was involved in the alleged theft, according to staff at the State Attorneys Office. McKenzie, who was released from jail without bond, is represented by attorney Merrell Sands. His arraignment is before Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones at the Freeman Justice Center. Built in 1867 after the Civil War and reconstructed in 1962 under the watch of Rev. A.B. McCall, the church regularly hosts AIDS testing and childrensactivities, and hands out groceries.Hes accused of stealing money from his churchBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT John McKenzie, pastor of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Key Wests Bahama Village, was arrested Tuesday,charged with stealing more than $50,000 from the church by cutting checks to himself. The church was built in 1867.Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYSewer plan remains in placeApush by some Lower Keys residents to change their sewer hookups from grinder to gravity stalled at Wednesdays meeting of the Monroe County Commission.After two hours of discussion, commissioners took no action and deferred to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, which oversees building the Cudjoe Regional System, a $150 million project estimated to serve about 9,000 homes and businesses. Dozens of residents from Cudjoe and Sugarloaf keys attended the session at the Marathon Government Center, seeking to have their homes changed from the planned grinder pump wastewater system to the gravity system intended for most of the area.About 2,800 grinder pumps are set to be installed in areas where a gravity system more expensive to install but cheaper to maintain would be too costly, according to county and FKAAengineers.Grinder pumps require an electrical connection and installation of a holding tank on ownersproperty. The tanks hold sewage until it reaches a certain level, when the grinder switches on to churn solid objects into liquid that can be pumped through the sewer system. Grassy Key essentially relies on grinder-pump systems. Gravity is simpler and preferable, said Larry Franciso, president of the Cudjoe Gardens Property Owners Association. We believe the long-term cost will be much higher for the grinder pumps. Retired engineer Walt Drabinski contended his own analysis shows we dont see a big difference in actual costs to install gravity in suitable areas. Residents also raised questions about the reliability, longevity and suitability of pumps in a floodprone area.Pump contractor Randy Bell said grinder pumps are waterproof-sealed like a diving bell and have been used throughout the Keys for years.Rene Mathews, an FKAA consultant, said the residents cost analysis was fatally flawed not considering all related expenses in the gravity system. FKAAExecutive Director Kirk Zuelch said the hybrid system in the Lower Keys was designed to be the most cost-effective. There was no politics about who gets grinders or gravity. It was cost. Commissioner Heather Carruthers sought an independent review between the residents and FKAAs cost analyses but found no support on the board. The engineers are agreeing that the way we are going is the best way to go, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said. Im going to go with the engineers.Grinder pumps, not gravity, are going inLOWER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comUpper Keys park plans go to the publicTuesday session is for Johnson and PennekampKEY LARGOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgMan charged in dogs deathAKey West bartender was jailed Friday on a felony animal-cruelty charge in connection with the death of his dog Snarf, a Pomeranian. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office said the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Detective Dave Chavka found that Daniel Doane, 26, repeatedly neglected and failed to care for the dog over a 10-month period, Deputy Becky Herrin said. The dog died June 5 after being found at the White Street Pier infested with ticks and barely able to walk. Snarf had already been turned in to the SPCAtwice once in September and again in April after he was found wandering unattended. Both times, Snarf was severely infested with fleas and ticks, was filthy and suffered from rotten teeth. On the second occasion, Doane was issued a notice to appear in court and was scheduled for court on June 12. On both occasions, the SPCAoffered to take Snarf, but Doane refused to give him up, Herrin said. On June 5, Snarf was found near the pier. He was picked up by SPCA, but died shortly after being picked up. Herrin said examinations of the dogs body revealed tick infestation caused his death. The dog had severe infestation of fully engorged ticks too numerous to count and experienced excessive pain and suffering. Chavka found that Doane had left his apartment on June 1, putting the dog in the bathroom and closing the door, leaving him alone for four days. Herrin said Doane told the detective he knew the dog and home were infested with ticks but did nothing about it.KEY WEST
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,June 22,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor 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. EDITORIALAssisted-living battle unfortunateKey West City Commission votes Monday whether a Truman lease should go to Wendover HousingSo it comes down to this: Rude comments from the gallery and equally rude rebuttal from the dais. The decade-long fight to build an assisted-living center for seniors in Key West has brought out the best and worst among us. Commissioner Tony Yaniz has made it his mission to sink the project proposed for 3.5 acres at the Truman Waterfront. He makes no bones about his opposition, casting the 110-unit senior housing as a retirement home for the rich, not the average working stiff. At Tuesdays City Commission meeting, Yaniz even managed to exchange some verbal blows with Ed Swift, who was among the original members of the Florida Keys Assisted Care Coalition (story, 1A). Yanizs opposition to the project has been a long time coming. Last year, in August, he publicly questioned the location for the housing complex on prime Truman Waterfront real estate. Would another property work or does it have to be waterfront assisted living? There are other properties the city has that arent that premier property. We could put a parking lot there and make more money. Nobody has ever wavered in that it has to be there. Why? Actually, the city moved the location of the assistedliving center to a back corner of the property, so its hardly prime waterfront anymore.Last month, Yaniz continued his attacks, even calling for a new referendum to decide if Key West voters still support the project. Actually, 66 percent of Key West voters already decided that question back in October 2007.So whats changed? Well, the original vision of mixing high-end residential units to help subsidize low-income apartments ended up on the dust heap as the city stalled, previous developers lost financing and sniping from various factions derailed any momentum. Today, it boils down to money.Initially, the concept was to find a nonprofit group, use tax credit financing and build a mix of independent living and assisted living apartments. As a nonprofit, there would be no big development fees paid to the city, but subsidized senior housing was the community payback.Then last year, the city began negotiating directly with Wendover Housing LLC (the latest developer in the fray) over a $400,000 development fee to be paid up front. But even that doesnt seem to be enough for city commissioners. Well find out Monday, when the City Commission takes a final vote on a lease, if what is now a possible $2.2 million development fee $1.3 million guaranteed will finally garner enough votes on the city commission. But based on the blood feuds this project has inflamed, neither side gets to claim victory Monday regardless of the vote. And thats a loss for the entire community.Justice deniedWhy is the Monroe County state attorney not interested in the truth about burglaries in Islamorada in March? Why, when an innocent man in jail for nearly two months requests a polygraph to clear his name, does the state attorney resist? Is she afraid of the truth? Why was Mark Freedman arrested based on a tip from his estranged wife and her attorney through the attorneys friend, who failed to provide a signed statement? Is the state attorney being used as a pawn to obtain through deception in criminal court what the attorney cannot get in Family Court? Why is the state attorney not investigating this obvious obstruction of justice and conspiracy to keep an innocent man with a verified alibi still in jail? How do I know he is innocent? I was the person Mark Freedman was talking to on that date in March, as we have a pattern of talking in the evenings for hours when we are not together and we have done this for the past year and a half. Some people may know Mark Freedman through his volunteer work, including the past two holiday seasons as Santa Claus in the Middle Keys. Independence Day is nearly here. Its when we celebrate our freedom and our belief in truth and justice. Lets not delay in finding the truth so that this innocent man can enjoy his freedom before July 4 and the Sheriffs Office can resume looking for the real criminal.Marianne Miles Richmond, Ky.Landscaping looks terrificAs a resident of Key Colony Beach, I travel a lot on the section of U.S. 1 in Marathon that has recently been newly landscaped. The new plantings in the median are terrific and really enhance the look of Marathon. Good job to all who made it happen. Penny Ludwin Key Colony Beach LETTERS TO THE EDITORKey West should renew Mosquito Control leaseIn the 1970s, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, then known as the Monroe County Mosquito Abatement District, built our Stock Island headquarters on land owned by the city of Key West. This building was constructed with Mosquito Control property taxes with the understanding that the city would (and did) offer a long-term $1-per-year lease. The city of Key West recognized the importance of the Mosquito Control District and its role in public health and nuisance control, over the years extending the lease and even leasing Mosquito Control additional land for parking our trucks so they meet the mandate of being secured in a monitored location. As the Key West District 3 commissioner, I have worked with Mosquito Control and city staff for more than five years trying to either purchase land from the city to build a new facility or secure a long-term lease extension on the building we currently occupy. Unfortunately, it has been to no avail. Our lease ends next summer, and the building will revert to the city, as does any structure built on leased property. The city has now directed its manager to explore the best use for the building and land hopefully to include an extension of our lease for Mosquito Controls continued use of the in-place facilities. Allowing that the city might be open to a new and revised lease for the property, with some maintenance, our current building would continue to serve taxpayers for many years. Abest use would be to recognize the importance of working together on a reasonable lease amount for our current location. However, as it now appears, Mosquito Control must look for another property in the Key West area and relocate. Such a move means Mosquito Control will have to increase our property tax rate to purchase and construct or remodel a new operations facility. This is no exaggeration. As a board, we reviewed many options for relocation and, with the exception of remaining in our current facility and paying fair-market rent, all will require an increase of taxes. As District 3 commissioner, I have fought to hold mosquito taxes down for the past six years. During this time, I have supported a budget at or below the rollback rate. I fear this year we will be forced to look at raising additional funds for a future relocation. The city may offer to lease other land to Mosquito Control for us to build a facility. However, I will not support building a taxpayer-owned facility on land not owned by Mosquito Control. To do so would not give long-term benefits to our citizens/taxpayers as future Mosquito Control commissioners would be faced with this same situation. It is my job to support the best decisions for all Monroe County taxpayers, myself included. As we begin our budget process, I hope we are not forced to relocate and raise taxes. I too am a citizen and taxpayer of Monroe County. I urge you to write, call and message our mayor and Key West city commissioners if you agree that the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District should remain in the building that we, as taxpayers, built with our taxes. E-mail addresses and phone numbers of the Key West city commissioners can be found atwww.keywest city.com. Stephen K. Smith is in his fifth fouryear term on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. He works in sales for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and is on the board of the Florida Mosquito Control Association. Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNWorkers continue planting new landscaping Thursday morning in the U.S.1 median in Marathon The 14-story Bonefish Towers condo complex in Marathon, perhaps the Keystallest building, is renovated in 1986.The 75-unit complex was built in 1977 but the unit owners later sued the builders,claiming the building on Coco Plum Drive was built with defective concrete,steel beams were improperly placed and fire protection was inadequate.The condo association and the buildersinsurer settled for $3.9 million in damages.Photo from KEYNOTER ARCHIVESCELEBRATING OUR PAST GUEST COLUMN SMITHOffices likely movingThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board has waited as long as its willing to find out whether the district will be kicked out of its longtime headquarters on College Road on Stock Island. The board on Monday directed staff to draft a letter to the city of Key West saying that it must know by next months budget workshop on July 22 if the districts $1-peryear lease with the city will be renewed come May 2014. The board is well aware thats not likely, as the city has long been discussing using the parcel to build a 24-hour homeless shelter. Even if renewed, Comptroller William Southcott told the board the city would not agree to another $1-per-year lease. The city was very explicit that they would use market value, he said. If it moves, the board was adamant the district maintain a Lower Keys presence, preferably in Key West, and that it will not enter into another lease. The district built its current headquarters on city land. I cant in good faith spend taxpayer money to build a building on land we do not own, Commissioner Steve Smith said. It would come back to bite future commissioners and were leaving them with something dangling out there. Commissioner Jack Bridges agreed and said the district should not be building buildings on other peoples property. Bridges added that leaving its College Road location would likely mean moving headquarters to the districts spacious office on 107th Street in Marathon. From a long-term financial point of view, I would agree we need to move headquarters eventually to Marathon. We absolutely must maintain a strong presence in Key West, but where were headquartered doesnt matter because were not a storefront business, he said. The board has discussed a Lower Keys building with work space for at least 15 employees and parking for 15 trucks. District Director Doyle said Monday it would likely be a steel building of some kind. Chemicals require a climate-controlled facility, so we need to have air conditioning and humidity control and things of that nature, he said.Land lease with Key West is expiringBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLFinance firm possibleFlorida Keys Mosquito Control District Comptroller William Southcott is apparently hard to replace.Director Michael Doyle and the Mosquito Control Board discussed at length Monday scenarios by which the district could handle the transition to a new finance director when Southcott retires next week. Doyle says hes not comfortable rushing to hire a successor in the middle of the fiscal year 2013-14 budget season and brought up the possibility of contracting out the position to a third party. That didnt sit well with some commissioners, who prefer an inhouse comptroller they have access to at all times. Either way, the board also discussed Doyles desire to hire Southcott as a consultant during budget season so he can help a new hire or third-party contractor through the process. The proposal is that after he leaves, then hes offering to help the new person learn the job and the long-term background. Once he retires, hell give us a proposal, Doyle said. Were right in the middle of the budget season and theres several things you just cannot do incorrectly in the process. Southcott formed a corporation called Black Dog Enterprises and Consulting LLC, but told the Keynoter he did so for possible business ventures after he leaves the district. Theyre doing whatever they want to do with my position. I know nothing about how my job is going to be filled, he said. In fact, board attorney Dirk Smits recommended pulling from Mondays agenda an item titled consideration of Black Dog Enterprises for consulting services during comptroller hiring transition. He said it wouldnt be proper to discuss until Southcott officially retires.Doyle told the Keynoter that local accounting firms Bishop & Rosasco Co. and Pribramsky & Zuelch were the lone respondents to a district request for proposals to handle finances. Peter Rosasco is the city of Marathons finance director.The board is expected to decide at this coming Mondays budget workshop in Marathon whether to go hire a replacement now or contract with an outside firm for at least one year to make it through budget season without Southcott. That was a backup plan that if we didnt find the appropriate person immediately I wanted the possibility open for a third-party company to step in and fulfill those financial obligations, Doyle said. Mondays budget workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the district office on 107th Street in Marathon.It would be temporary for budget seasonBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL I cant in good faith spend taxpayer money to build a building on land we do not own. Steve Smith, Commissioner
Saturday, June 22, 2013 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 130 percentBased on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) For the periodJune 9 June 15, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, Address ListedSoldListed Listing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt Key 16 Diamond Dr.$374,900$360,000619Truman & Co./Wendy ZintsmasterPrud. Knight & Gardner/Benton Langley 11 Luna Ln.$449,000$449,00077Keys Commercial R.E./Gary SmithSBX Commercial R.E./Norman Wood Jr. 300 3rd St.$150,000$160,000153Century 21 All Keys/Rose SanchezSouthernmost Rlty./Mila De MierBig Pine Key 31041 Avenue I$84,900$77,000363Keller Williams Rlty./John NazzaroColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 30989 Baileys Ln.$495,000$485,000159Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen HaackAction Keys Rlty./Christine Rudy 235 Cahill Ct.$329,900$329,900119C B Schmitt/Kathleen GomezColdwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessCudjoe Key 701 Spanish Main Dr. (*)$85,000$75,000466Waterfront Keys Rlty./Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Rlty./Trish Brummer 1243 Rogers Ln.$875,000$745,000189Cold. Banker Schmitt/Beata, Jim SharpeC B Schmitt/Beata, Jim Sharpe Colson Dr. (*)$95,000$80,00074Richard Padron Assoc./Michael SpirnakC Banker Schmitt/Kathleen Gomez 701 Spanish Main Dr.$99,000$70,00050Exit Realty Fl. Keys/Barbara HarrisonDolberry Rlty./Cindi Dolberry 701 Spanish Main Dr.$175,000$145,00030Waterfront Keys Rlty./Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Rlty./Trish BrummerGrassy Key 57723 Morton St.$3,200,000$2,550,000206Am. Caribbean R.E./Ginger HendersonAm. Caribbean R.E./Ginger HendersonKey Colony Beach 1121 Ocean Dr.$145,000$110,000162Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsGail's Island Rlty./Gail BorysiewiczKey Largo 1530 Ocean Bay Dr.$279,000$268,000657Century 21 Schwartz/Carol ChabinakCentury 21 Schwartz/Linda Perloff 1504 Aqueduct Ln.$299,000$265,000553Barbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsTropical Rlty. Fl. Keys/Jane Wasmund 122 Long Key Rd.$275,000$245,000491Century 21 Schwartz/Stephen SingerCentury 21 Schwartz/S. Livoti, M. Pace 40 Gordon Cir.$289,000$283,500484Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaMarr Properties/Terry Canto 507 Caribbean Dr.$1,560,000$1,380,200490Island Equity R.E./H. Hight, P. RiveiroIsland Equity R.E./Pedro Riveiro 203 Buttonwood Ave.$395,000$360,000391Barbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsCentury 21 Schwartz/S. Livoti, M. Pace 136 Gumbo Limbo Dr.$225,000$223,000340Marr Properties/Susan HollerCentury 21 Schwartz/Martha Noval 55 Bahama Ave. (*)$85,000$64,000303Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsMarr Properties/Terry Canto. 57 Bahama Ave. (*)$85,000$64,000303Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsMarr Properties/Terry Canto 98462 Windward Ave.$136,500$136,500209C B Schmitt/Jennifer ThomsonShoreline Properties/Natalia Boblitt 308 Vaca Rd.$299,900$292,000211Rlty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellRlty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell 17 Meridian Ave.$298,000$290,000137Century 21 Schwartz/Carol ChabinakCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 325 Calusa St.$80,000$70,000118Keys Country Rlty. & Dev./Carol KellerKeys Country Realty & Dev./Carol Keller 320 Avenue B$275,000$255,000115C B Schmitt/Maryann WarrenCentury 21 Schwartz/Loretta Lawrence 209 Buttonwood Ave.$229,500$209,000107Barbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsCentury 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti 112 Ocean Bay Dr.$269,000$250,00080Marr Properties/Terry CantoKeys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio 307 Lime St.$349,000$330,00072Island Equity R.E./Holly HightCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 97501 Overseas Hwy.$379,000$352,00061Keys Cntry Rlty. & Dev./Jeanette SilvestriRlty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell 201 Pimlico Ln.$290,000$260,00062Am. Caribbean R.E./L. Miller, B. BelianAmerican Caribbean R.E./Lorie MillerKey West 2008 Patterson Ave.$285,000$265,000421Prud. Knight & Gardner Rlty./Walter LeePrud. Knight & Gardner/Louis Condos 728 Love Ln.$1,500,000$1,500,000415Sellstate Island Prop./Maya ThomasPreferred Properties/Gary Thomas 1209 Margaret St.$249,900$259,000388Key West R.E. Sales/Elaine ChinnisColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 1110 Fleming St.$277,000$250,000305Beach Club Brokers/Dawn ThornburghTruman & Co./Terri Spottswood 31 Evergreen Ave. (*)$289,000$260,000292ICAMCO R.E./Peter BattyBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 1025 Whitehead St.$385,000$373,000195RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./James HoganCompass Rlty./Megan Behmke 1704 South St.$425,000$400,000110Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen CarterKey West Prop./Mike Sullivan 1119 Johnson St.$1,450,000$1,300,000106Truman & Co./Roger EmmonsPreferred Prop./Corinne Held 1609 Sunshine Dr.$649,900$645,000101Schwartz Prop. Sales/J. Lane, G. BinkleyShoreline Prop./Sue Mooney 1901 Roosevelt Blvd.$389,000$375,00085Realty Exec. Fl. Keys/Karen TaporowskiEngel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/ Sundstrom 1703 Laird St. (*)$299,000$299,00071Engel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/ SundstromEngel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/ Sundstrom 517 Elizabeth St.$1,999,000$1,925,00060Prud Knight & Gardner/Brenda DonnellyTruman & Co./William Brown 512 Emma St.$1,699,000$1,600,00050Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsCompass Rlty./Michele Grahl 102 Southard St.$439,000$415,00042Compass Rlty./Megan BehmkeMarquis Prop. Rlty./Rudy Molinet 3625 Seaside Dr.$299,000$300,00020KW R.E. Sales/R. Holtkamp, E. ChinnisKey West R.E. Sales/Roger Holtkamp 221 Duval St. (1)$25,000$1,062,3420Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompNon-member officetLittle Torch Key 428 Blackbeard Rd.$389,000$369,000527Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Banks PrevattColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 539 Powell Ave.$389,000$379,000219American Caribbean R.E./Sandra TuttleShoreline Prop./Natalia BoblittLayton 65700 Overseas Hwy.$299,000$257,500208C B Schmitt/Elaine ZimmermanColdwell Banker Schmitt/Marsha Martin.Lower Matecumbe Key 76041 Overseas Hwy.$4,950,000$4,400,0001694Ocean Sotheby's Int'l. Rlty./Patti StanleyOcean Sotheby's Int'l Rlty./Patti Stanley 120 Cortez Dr.$280,000$248,0001104Am. Caribbean R.E./L. Miller, B. BelianAm. Caribbean R.E./L. Miller, B. Belian Iroquois Dr. (*)$90,000$87,500669Rlty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellRlty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell 105 Madeira Ct.$729,000$665,000111Century 21 Schwartz/Keith AllenCentury 21 Schwartz/Keith AllenMarathon 205 96th St., ocean$275,000$254,400470Exit Realty Fl. Keys/Ben DanielsAmerican Caribbean R.E./Karen Cooper 317 95th St.$178,400$126,400343RE/MAX Mthn R.E./B. Symonds, J. CookRE/MAX Mthn Vac. R.E./Lisa Ford 1733 O/S Hwy. (1)$1,250,000$750,000170Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompMarathon Key R.E./Agent unknown 211 David Ln.$599,000$575,000144C B Schmitt/Fred, Carmen Carricaburu.Coco Plum R.E./Shannon Butler 1500 Overseas Hwy.$429,000$401,00095American Caribbean R.E./Stacie KidwellColdwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto. 11600 First Ave.$650,000$610,0000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto.Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto.Other 14879 176th St.$164,000$164,000194Coast to Coast R.E. Group/Mary PecorinoOutside of MLSPlantation Key 87851 Old Hwy.$629,900$550,0001627C 21 Schwartz Rlty./Eric JohnsonC 21 Schwartz/R. Selden, A. Pridgen 149 Palermo Dr.$459,000$435,000556Coldwell Banker Schmitt/J. Keller, C. PorterMoorings Rlty./Sabrina Wampler 87429 Old Hwy.$1,995,000$1,455,0001028Century 21 Schwartz/Carol ChabinakOutside of MLS 298 Woods Ave.$599,000$559,0001989Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 164 Bessie Rd.$649,000$625,00049Atlantic RE Opportunities/Lynn, Curtis TanbergMarr Properties/Terry CantoRamrod Key 27065 Dolphin Rd.$182,500$125,000110Dolberry Rlty./Deirdre PraughtColdwell Banker Schmitt/Abby OglesbeeWindley Key 139 Anglers Way$695,000$650,000188Ocean Sotheby's Intertn'l. 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MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 BusinessAmazon doesnt need tax incentivesWhen Amazon expands, like it wants to in Florida, state and local governments practically line up to offer to pay the company to move. Virginia officials approved $4.4 million in taxpayer subsidies so Amazon could build two warehouses in the state. California reached a deal where the online company was free from sales taxes for a year, saving about $200 million. Texas officials forgave $269 million in back sales taxes to get a new warehouse. New Jersey officials put up millions more in breaks. All the deals were cut in the past three years. All for a company that had $61.1 billion in sales last year. Wednesday, Hillsborough County commissioners OKd a package that could include up to $7.5 million in local and state tax breaks for Amazon to build a new warehouse in Ruskin for 1,000 employees. Hillsboroughs offer was disclosed last week, shortly after Gov. Rick Scott announced that Amazon wants to create 3,000 jobs in the state by 2016. Yet enticements are so small in relation to Amazons multibillion-dollar business that analysts dont even bother studying their affect on expansion. They are a speck on the radar, said Matt Nemer, a retail analyst for Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco. Theyre just not big enough to make a difference. Amazon officials wont disclose the role tax incentives play in deciding where to expand, or even if they request them. But if there was ever a case in which a company didnt need an incentive to come to Florida, it might just be Amazon. Founded in 1994, Amazon for years curtailed its physical presence in states to avoid paying a sales tax. But the company changed course in 2010. Amazon now has 40 facilities in 18 states the nearest one in South Carolina, and is continuing to look for places to grow. Many of the products Florida consumers buy come from a Memphis, Tenn., warehouse, which is 1,000 car miles from Miami. The logistics make it difficult for the company to make next-day or two-day deliveries to Florida, let alone realize what could be future plans to expand its grocery service. Florida fits into Amazons growth plans, reduces shipping costs and gets the company closer to consumers. Put simply, Amazon needs Florida. Given the geography of Florida, it makes sense for Amazon to have some sort of physical presence to serve a market that is otherwise spread out, said Scott Tilghman, a senior analyst for B. Riley & Co. in Boston. As it grows, Amazon is willing to forgo the sales tax exemption it has enjoyed for two decades. A1992 Supreme Court decision allows Internet retailers to skip paying a sales tax if they dont have a physical presence in the state. But as online sales have steadily increased, brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart and Target have increased pressure to eliminate the exemption for online retailers. Last year, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would allow states to collect a uniform sales tax from online transactions, even from companies with no physical presence. The legislation, which has yet to pass the House, is supported by Amazon. Its an interesting tactic for the company to come out in support of that because it doesnt have a shot in passing, said Nemer, the Wells Fargo Securities analyst. Amazons support partly reflects its experience with expanding into states that charge a sales tax, such as Texas and California. Consumers barely noticed the tax, which was offset by lower shipping costs and shorter delivery times. And sales actually went up. So why are tax incentives necessary? Most likely because governments are fighting over the prospects of added jobs, analysts say. Besides Hillsborough County, local officials in Ocala, Winter Haven and Jacksonville already have made it know theyd welcome an Amazon warehouse. The incentives, Tilghman says, are a way for states and local governments to say, Pick me.It doesnt matter that Amazon doesnt need them.Michael Van Sickler writes for the Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau.But prospect of jobs means theyre givenBy MICHAEL VAN SICKLERANALYSIS BUSINESS BRIEFSNetworking session planned for MondayNetworking Redefined is the topic of a free presentation set for Monday 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) 3166260 or send an e-mail to susan@qualitybook keepers.com.Credit union promotes TomevKeys Federal Credit Union has promoted Barbora Tomev to branch supervisor for the Key Plaza branch on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. Tomev has worked for the credit union for more than seven years. She attended the Hotel Business School Na Cernem Moste in Prague and came to Key West from the Czech Republic in 1988 to visit a friend and never went back. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 11137 4th Avenue Ocean Marathon Lot on Bayshore Drive Big Pine Key 2 MORE BROCK TEAM PROPERTIES JUSTSOLD! Call the Brock Team for a confidential analysis of your propertys value! 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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JUNE 22,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Independence Day Were used to burgers and hot dogs on the Fourth of July.The Founding Fathers? They ate much differently.Story, 2B The beers here Summers a great time to check out light craft beers.Story, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Day of Smiles for kids in needDoctors, nurses, and anesthesiologists came in to work the morning of June 15, on their day off, with one mission in mind: Give 11 children a reason to smile, without leaving their parents a fat bill to frown about.Baptist Childrens Hospital in unincorporated MiamiDade held its annual Day of Smiles, during which hospital staff donated time to perform free cosmetic surgeries for South Florida children. The surgeries ranged from rebuilding an ear to fixing cleft lips.For many, it was the continuation of a long relationship between surgeon and patient, staff and family. Mariya Klymenko, 17, lay in the pre-operating room with about a half-dozen other children waiting for her latest surgery, this one to reduce the appearance of the scars across her face from multiple skin grafts.At six months old, Mariyas face and shoulders were badly burned in a steam accident when she and her mother, Nataliya Klymenko, still lived in Ukraine. Since that incident, she has undergone 22 surgeries to graft skin from other parts of her body to her face and upper body.Her surgeon, Dr. John Cassel, spoke of her resilience and noted that Klymenko is an honors student at the School for Advanced Studies at Miami Dade College.Shell finish college the same time she finishes high school, he said proudly. Im going to try to finish college and high school together, Mariya corrected him. And then go to veterinary school. The first Day of Smiles was the brainchild of Dr. Joel Levin of Baptist Hospital. Aplastic surgeon by training, Levin served as a trauma surgeon in the Vietnam War, where he also performed cleft lip corrections for children when he wasnt tending to wounded soldiers. Years later, he became involved with the national organization Operation Smile, which does free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children around the world. One of the youngest patients on this Day of Smiles was Katyana Guzman, 7, a Key Wester who was born without a right ear, a condition known as microtia that affects only one in every 3,000 births, explained Dr. John Salomon.Surgery for Guzman would hopefully be the last of three. Salomon aimed to reconstruct the outer part of the ear, which, because of its complex three-dimensional structure, was much more difficult than working on the ear canal, he said.Katyanas mother, Isabel Maldonado, said that although her daughter was quiet now, she had been very excited about her final surgery. Shes been counting down the days, Maldonado said as the young girl gingerly played with a stuffed animal.Her condition was worrying for me because kids they can be angels, but they can be very, very cruel. And I didnt want her to go through that.But like the KlymenkosKey Wester among those getting helpBy SHADI BUSHRAsbushra@MiamiHerald.comHEALTH CARE Miami Herald photos by MARSHA HALPERKatyana Guzman,7,of Key West sticks out her tongue at her mom,Isabel Maldonado (left) as registered nurse Alexandra Varela adjusts Katyanas surgical cap.The girl was among 11 youngsters to receive corrective cosmetic surgery reconstruction of her right ear during Baptist Childrens Hospitals 12th annual Day of Smiles. Katyana Guzman,7,of Key West appears in good spirits before reconstructive ear surgery during Baptist Childrens Hospitals 12th annual Day of Smiles on June 15.The hospital in unincorporated Miami-Dade County,donated facilities and money to perform corrective cosmetic surgeries for 11 South Florida youngsters.Surgeons,anesthesiologists and registered nurses donated their services.See Surgery,2B All-star play beginsUpper Keys all-stars take the Key Largo Community Park field at 11 a.m. today for the first pitch of Little Leagues Age 9-10 District 8 Tournament. Playing in the five-team South Pool of District 8, the Keys squad takes on Homestead. Two teams from Kendall and one from Doral also compete through four round-robin games through July 1, leading up the July 3 pool final. The South Pool winner goes against the North Pool winner in the District 8 championship game, scheduled for July 6 in Key Largo. Marathon will not send all-star teams to Little League tournaments this summer, leaving the Upper Keys as the only local league in the pared-down tournaments. Kendall Team 1 and Doral play today at 11:45 a.m. in Key Largo. The Upper Keys follows with Age 9-10 games at 7 p.m. Monday against Doral; at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Kendall 1; and 11 a.m. June 29 against Kendall 2. An Upper Keys all-star roster for the Age 9-10 group was not available at press time. Key Largo also hosts the South Pool tournament of Age 11-12 division, beginning July 29. The Upper Keys stars play their first game at 7 p.m. July 2 against Doral. The Keys face Kendall twice, and Doral a second time in the roundrobin format. Ateam of Juniors players leaves the Upper Keys for Miami to play in the Age 1314 District 8 Tournament in Miami-Dade County beginning June 29. Juniors teams from North Miami Beach, Liberty City and the Upper Keys all play two games in the opening day.Upper Keys taking on Doral firstLITTLE LEAGUEKeynoter StaffHURRICANES CAMP Photo by BERT BUDDEThe Southernmost Hurricane Club is sponsoring five Key West football players to attend the Al Golden University of Miami football camp today at the University of Miami.They were chosen by the coaching staff for their leadership on and off the field. Making the trip are (standing from left) Jessica Cranney,Dan Mariscal,Laurence Marius,Dorian Cannon,Mekhi Sargent,Bart Smith and Carly Bervaldi;and (kneeling) Deonte Stemage and Jack Gruba. Schonecks get honorsIts been a big month for Key West High School twins Lauren and Raquel Schoneck.First, they graduated. Then they won top-offense (Lauren) and top-defense (Raquel) awards at the Conchssoftball banquet. And most recently, they took top honors at the Conchsgirls soccer banquet Lauren was named the most valuable offensive player and Raquel was named the defensive MVP. The Schonecks led the Lady Conchs to a 12-11-2 record during the winter season that ended in January.Of Lauren, who led the team with 19 goals, coach Scott Paul said, She was a creative scorer, either by [heading] or in one-on-one opportunities. Of Raquel, he said, She was versatile and super quick I saw her get beat only twice all season.Others honored at the banquet, which was at the SmokinTuna restaurant, include Selyne Casas (most improved), Tatum Flowers(rookie of the year)and Angela Martin (coachs award).Casas, who was moved from fullback to sweeper, became a defensive standout as a sophomore. Flowers, as a freshman, showed poise and toughness, and Martin, the keeper, impressed Paul because she keeps working on getting better.Martin and Flowers were also honored as outstanding scholar-athletes, along with Gabriel Pozzi, Julia Passarelli and Caitlyn Wilkerson. All had 4.0 grade-point averages during the season.Paul, who had his 14th consecutive winning season, also pointed out that the team had 13 of 17 players with a 3.5 grade-point average, and a team GPAof 3.68.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOCCER
Its the unofficial rule of summer when the sun comes out, so do the coolers. For many, that means stocking up on light beers that are crisp and refreshing but pack less alcohol. Because when youre hiking, heading to the beach or kayaking, you dont want to be weighed down by a beer with too robust a body or whose alcohol content impedes the pleasure of allday sipping. If youre looking for options beyond the typical mass-market beers, the booming craft beer industry luckily has plenty of options to quench this thirst. Recently, a number of craft brewers have brought out crisp, refreshing choices like the farmhouse ales known as saisons and sessionable beers, which are perfect for summer sipping. Added bonus: These beers pair well with grilling staples such as burgers, chicken and sausage, summer salads and pizza, as well as spicy foods like Mexican, Thai and Indian. The trouble with craft beers is that by definition they can be hard to find. Thats part of the appeal, of course, but also a bummer when a buddy raves about a recent find that you cant find. So to make your summer that much better, weve gathered a list of some favorite summer-friendly craft brews that are more widely available.Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, Calif. Style: Czech Pilsner. Alcohol: 5 percent. This golden lager is, of course, refreshing, but it also has a sweet, malty flavor and subtle spicy character that lets you know youre not drinking just another mainstream beer.Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont in Belgium. Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Alcohol: 6.5 percent. Saison Dupont is the classic farmhouse ale against which many of todays modern takes on saisons are measured. This style of beer originally was made by farmers in Belgium during the cooler harvest months and stored for drinking during the summer. This unfiltered ale is full-bodied and malty, but has lots of citrus and spice. It finishes dry and has a good amount of carbonation, which heighten its refreshing and complex characteristics.All Day Ipa from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. Style: American IPA. Alcohol: 4.7 percent. Craft beer drinkers have an affinity for hops, which are known for providing a certain bitterness to beer. For some, the more, the better. For others, that hoppiness keeps them away. This beer was brewed with summer and hopheads in mind. The lightbodied ale is crisp and refreshing, but also offers up the citrus and pine tastes and aromas that IPAs are known for. And with an alcohol content below 5 percent, Founders brewed what it called a session ale to be enjoyed all day and night.Summer Love Ale from Victory Brewing Co. in Philadelphia. Style: Golden Ale. Alcohol: 5.2 percent.Afew years back, Victory Brewing teamed up with the Philadelphia-area tourism folks to come up with a beer to help promote the City of Brotherly Love and Summer Love was born. The beer became popular among aficionados for its combination of German hops and pale malt that creates a lightbodied ale with a lemony finish.Colette from the Great Divide Brewing Co. in Denver. Style: Saison/ Farmhouse Ale. Alcohol: 7.3 percent.Colette is an homage to traditional farmhouse ales. Its a complex beer thats crisp, fruity, spicy and fairly tart. Originally a seasonal offering, the demand became so great that Great Divide began brewing it as a year-round offering.Fleur de Houblon from Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y. Style: Belgian-style Summer Ale. Alcohol: 6.8 percent. Ommegangs new summer ale is named for the hop flowers used to make the beer. This Belgian-style golden ale blends flavors of citrus from the whole Bravo hops with aromas of fresh cut grass and the sweetness of tropical fruit. The beer, which is clean, dry and refreshing, is fermented twice with the brewerys unique house yeast to impart complex and spicy notes.Trade Winds from the Bruery in Placentia, Calif. Style: Tripel/Belgian-style. Golden Ale. Alcohol: 8 percent. While a little higher in alcohol content, this Belgian-style ale with sparkling wine-like qualities is definitely a good summer beer, but maybe not all day long. It uses rice in its brewing to give it a lighter body and is spiced with Thai basil. Its dry, fruity and has a good amount of carbonation. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,June 22,2013 J.W. James III Author of 3 published novels has made Little Torch Key his home where he will continue to write. From the exotic, to secret organizations and to a mystery, he will keep you interested. His already published novels are: Dont Tell...Grandma 2nd. Ed.A.L.P.H.A.B.E.T. NORTH BEACH ROAD Dont Tell...Anyone**Is a sequel being edited By CreateSpace / Amazon. It is due for a mid July release.All his novels are related to the Keys from Marathon to Key West. Available thru Authorhouse.com and Amazon.com... Book signing venues will be announced soon. ThankYou. Notice is hereby given:Por este medio:Claudina CastilloPeterHawxhurstByron FarnesRobert Tingley Jr. 820 Johnson St1616 United StP.O. Box 50077417235 Keystone Rd Key West, Fl 33040Key West, Fl 33040Marathon, Fl 33050Sugarloaf Key, Fl 33042 Jorge RodriguezYouman RichardsonCharles Knowles 55 G Miriam St1614 Truesdell Ct1026 SW19 th Ave Key West, Fl 33040Key West, Fl 33040Miami, Fl 33135You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections, in Key West, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. R. Joyce Griffin Monroe County Supervisor of Elections 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida 33040 305-292-3416 Se le notifica que se ha cuestionado su aptitud para votar. Usted tiene la obligacin de comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe en Cayo Hueso, Florida, a ms tardar treinta (30) das despus de la fecha de esta publicacin. No responder tendr por resultado una determinacin por parte del Supervisor de la ineptitud suya para votar, por lo que se sacar su nombre del sistema de inscripciones electorales del Estado. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida 33040 305-292-3416 Published Keynoter 6-22-13 and the rest of the families waiting for surgery, she didnt think there was anything she could do about it. Maldonado is a single mother working as a waitress and the cosmetic surgery her daughter needed is prohibitively expensive. It wasnt until a nurse at Glynn Archer Elementary School told her about the program at Baptist Childrens Hospital that she considered the surgery within her reach.It was like a happy green light, Maldonado said of the moment she realized Katyana did not need to go through her childhood worrying about her classmates making fun of her. Once the children are accepted into the program, they are given the same care as any other patient. In the operating room, Mariya Klymenko was prepped for surgery by anesthesiologists and nurses. The only deviation was their brief conversation about how to insert the anesthesia tube down her throat without hurting the scar tissue that had accumulated in her trachea due to the accident. Then Cassel began his work, using what looked like a miniature electric sander to wear down the scars that had formed between patches of grafted skin on her face. There is no way to repay you for what you have done, her mother said as she held on to Cassels arm in the final moments before surgery.Cassel sidestepped the compliment with the grace of someone who has heard the words many times before: Shes enriched my own life, too. Glynn Archer nurse helpedFrom Surgery,1BCraft brews abound forsummerTry these lighter ales on for sizeBy MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAssociated PressTHE BEER TAP Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo provided by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. shows a bottle and glass of Summerfest crisp summer lager. Burgers on July 4? Not founding fathersAroaring grill and an icy brew are almost as integral to the Fourth of July as fireworks. But todays burgers and beers affairs bear little resemblance to the buffet served during our nations first Independence Day. America declared itself a sovereign nation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Celebrations followed almost immediately, but on the first anniversary when the new nation was embroiled in fighting to establish the freedom it had so boldly declared the Continental Congress decided to put on a good face with a full-on party. That first Fourth of July is believed to have taken place at City Tavern, a Philadelphia public house that hosted many a gathering of the founding fathers. Tavern chef Walter Staib says the menu likely would have been based on the recipes of British culinary authority Hannah Glasse, whose book The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy dictates not only every dish of the three-course dinner, but where it should be placed on the table. Glasses July menu suggests the signers of the Declaration would have supped on roast turkey and fricasseed rabbit, pigeon, crawfish and lobsters. There would have been tongue and turnips and lamb testicles. And for dessert, apricot tarts and roasted apples, plums, jellies and custards. Because Philadelphia was a major port, the meal likely also would have included delicacies from abroad, Staib says. Limes from the West Indies were used for lime curd. Exotic fruit such as mangoes, pineapples and coconuts might have been available, as well as spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and vanilla. Plus, there was local seafood, such as salmon, sturgeon and oysters. Think of McDonalds, Staib says. This was oysters in Philadelphia. They were fried in cornmeal, poached, they were everywhere. Some of the largest oyster banks were right here in the Delaware River.Outside the tavern and in various cities throughout the former colonies, artillery salutes, military bands and grand speeches entertained the masses, says James Heintze, librarian emeritus at American University in Washington, D.C. Anewspaper account of the Philadelphia celebration reports a grand exhibition of fireworks.That very first celebration set up the components of what all future celebrations would have, Heintze says. It was all organized. The masses watching these events may have munched on oysters, pepperpot stew or tripe at the many food stalls that Staib says populated Philadelphia at the time. Or, says Heintze, they may have ducked into an alehouse for some turtle soup. Turtle soup was served in grand style on the Fourth of July, says Heintze, who has found it listed in the advertisements of taverns all along the coast. Heintze says these American traditions were firmly in place up and down the Eastern Seaboard by the 1790s, and that they spread west during the early 19th century. Congress declared July 4 an unpaid holiday in 1870. In 1938, it was made it paid day off. One thing revelers would not have done on July 4? Had a picnic.It was only for the leisured classes to do that, says food historian Sandy Oliver.Picnics of that day were elaborate affairs that involved servants packing up your meal and shepherding you to the countryside, where tables were set under tents to protect your fair complexion.If you were a commoner during the Fourth of July and you had just been to the parade and seen the artillery shot off and listened to some speech by some prominent person in your town, you might have tucked some crackers and cheese in your pocket and eaten that while you were listening, Oliver said.Meager though it was, the feast of pocket lint and cheese may have ended the way we end a July fourth meal today: with a treat. Turtle soup, oysters among their staplesBy MICHELE KAYALAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is a nice July 4 spread.Clockwise from top right are blazed pippins (apples),custard,cherry pie,blaized pippins (apples) and apricot puffs.NEW TUTORS Wendy Ney,Haily Zamora,Janet Sneath,Karen Luknis and Jim Elkins have been have been certified as reading tutors through a Literacy Volunteers of America-Monroe County workshop for the English as a Second Language program.Tutors work on a one-to-one and small-group basis with adult students and families that are reading and writing below grade level 5.5 who might also have limited English proficiency. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Saturday,June 22,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com This Is The End, rated R, 107 minutes. Playing nationwide.Spoiler alert: This review contains references to drugs, male genitalia, semen, decapitation, sodomy, fellatio, rape, urine drinking and various other bizarre practices. If you are easily offended by jokes and gags about these topics, stop reading. And you should not see this film.This Is The End has Rotten Tomatoes ratings of 85 percent from critics and 86 percent from audiences, unusual in that nearly identical positive ratings from both critics and audiences are rare. So there probably will be a sequel.The movie is filled with inside jokes, special effects, sex, drugs, rock and roll and gross-out humor that will have almost everyone over age 50 in various stages of shock and embarrassment. But younger fans of raunchy films like Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express will love this movie. Those who skipped these films will probably want to skip this one, too.Co-written and co-directed by childhood Canadian buddies Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, This Is The End tells the story of six friends trapped in James Francos Hollywood house as the end of the world approaches. As chaos ensues, people are sucked into the sky in blue pillars of light (presumably the biblical rapture) while giant bottomless pits appear and flaming monsters and demons (both sporting large erect male members) are unleashed on the world. As the trapped friends slowly come to grips with the apocalypse, they also have to deal with their fraying friendships and their dwindling food and water supplies. The survivors fight over the last Milky Way candy bar, scramble for water and show varying degrees of courage and cowardice. As the end nears, they wonder who will go to heaven in one of those blue pillars of light and who will be left behind. Starring Rogen, Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride, the film also features cameos by a whos who of young Hollywood A-listers, including Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Michael Cera, Rihanna and Channing Tatum. All of the actors play a version of themselves but how close that portrayal is to their real persona is open to question. The scuttlebutt is that about 50 percent of the dialog was ad-libbed. Whether thats a good or bad way to Baker goes for Guinness recordIn 1965, Bernie Papy Jr. represented the Florida Keys in the state Legislature. He introduced a bill that levied a $100 fine against anyone advertising Key lime pie that wasnt made from genuine Key limes. That bit of Conch chestthumping never made it past the gang then running the Legislature, but pride in the genuine article continues to this day. Some say the first written mention of Key lime pie dates back to William Curry, a New England ship captain who became a wellknown salvor during Key Wests salvage heyday (and the towns first millionaire). His cook is credited with popularizing Key lime pie, which relies on the chemical reaction of acid in the lime juice with eggs and sugar to make a custard. In those days, the pies need not be baked, although todays recipes call for baking to ensure the raw eggs are safely cooked. Enter Key West author and baker David Sloan, who plans to try to set a Guinness World Record for baking the largest Key lime pie in history.Dubbed Piestravaganza, his big show takes place July 4 on Greene Street, just off Duval.At noon, there will be a Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eating Contest and an appearance by the festival mascot, dubbed Key Lime Kirby. On July 5, aspiring bakers can prove their pie-making prowess at noon, during the Key Lime Pie Championships scheduled at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, 907 Whitehead St. Entrants will compete for blue ribbons in multiple divisions, with pies judged on criteria including appearance, flavor balance and originality. Spectators can purchase tickets to sample, savor and cast peoples choice votes. Other festival events include the Miss Key Lime U.S.A. Pageant, paired with comedy and performances, and the LilMiss Key Lime pageant for costumed kids ages 6 to 10. For more information, visit www .keylimefestival.com .Key lime pie contest set for July 4LAttitudes StaffKEY WEST The festival will include contests,a pageant for kids and more.But its all about the food the Key lime pie.The Endis gross but funnyEasily offended? Then this flick isnt for youFILM REVIEW Harry Potter's WorldMel Fisher Museum presents Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 305.294.2633 melshermuseum.org 200 Greene St *KeyWest FL T reasure. Slavery. History. Shipwrecks A n E n chanting Exhibitrough Aug 2013 See Four Great Exhibits One Low Price A Florida 500 and Keys Maritime History Event A star-studded cast guides This is the End,which will make those not easily offended giggle throughout.See Film,4BCraig Wanous KeysFilm Take your pick of cultural choicesEven though summer is the considered the slow season in the Keys, there is no shortage of culture to be experienced.Florida Keys Sunsets Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop & Gallery, 82200 Overseas Hwy, mile marker 82.2, Islamorada. Call 664-0001. June 22: Viva 500 Lecture Series, 1 p.m. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 33 East Quay Road, Key West. In celebration of the 500 years since Ponce de Leons discovery: The Hidden History of the Dry Tortugas. Call 809-4755 or visit www.floridakeys .noaa.gov .June 22: Seventh annual Midsummers Night Dream & Spectacle, 5 to 11 p.m., Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, Stock Island. Artistic expression, music, feasting, dancing, singing and theatrical skits. For more, visit www.keywest updates.com .June 22: Kids Saturday Movie Club, March of the Penguins (2005), 10:30 a.m., Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. Visit www.tropiccinema.com .June 23: Music with Melody Cooper and Jeffrey Harwell, 9 p.m., Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa, 1 Duval St., Key West.June 24: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 8 p.m., Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. Riffraffle and costume contest.June 25: Swinging Songbird, Melody Cooper, 6:30 p.m. Blue Heaven, 729 Thomas St., Key West.June 26: Latitude 25 Writers Group Meeting, 7 p.m., Key Largo library, Trade Winds Plaza, mile marker 101.4. For more information, call Steve Gibbs at 451-4164.June 26: Spanish Rhapsody 3: Melody Cooper and Jose Lezcano, Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Call 296-0458 or visit www.tskw.org .Wednesdays: Ibis Bay Dive-In Movie, 7:30 p.m., 3101 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, with Michael Shields. Call 394-3804.Music,art and movies all on calendarFLORIDA KEYS ARTS COUNCILSlim Whitman dies at age 90Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TVads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy Mars Attacks!, died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90. Whitman who lived for a time in Marathon in a bayside home died of heart failure at Orange Park Medical Center south of Jacksonville, his son-in-law Roy Beagle said. Of the Keys, he said, Its j ust a lot of fun down here. When Im on the stage, I think about singing but when Im down here, I think about fishing. Whitmans tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks and an inspiration for countless jokes thanks to the TVcommercials that pitched his records.But he was a serious musical influence on early rock, and in the British Isles, he was known as a pioneer of country music for popularizing the style there. Whitman also encouraged a teen Elvis Presley when he was the headliner on the bill and the young singer was making his professional debut. Whitman recorded more than 65 albums and sold millions of records, including 4 million of All My Best that was marketed on TV.His career spanned six decades, beginning in the late 1940s, but he achieved cult figure status in the 1980s. His visage as an ordinary guy singing romantic ballads struck a responsive chord with the public.All of a sudden, here comes a guy in a black and white suit, with a mustache and a receding hairline, playing a guitar and singing Rose Marie, Whitman told the Associated Press in 1991. They hadnt seen that. For most of the 1980s, he was consistent fodder for Johnny Carsons monologues on late night NBC-TV, and the butt of Slim Whitman look-alike contests.That TVad is the reason Im still here, he said. It buys fuel for the boat. I almost didnt do them. I had seen those kinds of commercials and didnt like them. But it was one of the smartest things I ever did. He yodeled throughout his career and had a threeoctave singing range. Whitman said yodeling required rehearsal. Its like a prize fighter. He knows he has a fight coming up, so he gets in the gym and trains. So when I have a show coming up, I practice yodeling. Born Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. in Tampa on Jan. 23, 1923, he worked as a young man in a meatpacking plant, at a shipyard and as a postman.He was able to get on radio in Tampa and signed with RCARecords in 1949 with the help of Tom Parker, who later became Presleys longtime manager. RCAgave Whitman the show business name Slim he was a slender 6-foot-1 to replace his uninspiring birth name.In 1952, Whitman had his first hit record, Love SongSinger known for TVads lived in KeysBy TERRY SPENCERAssociated PressMUSIC Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWSlim Whitman signs autographs in Marathon in the 1980s.See Slim,4B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,June 22,2013 Hemingway look-alikes competing againIts a month away, but would-be Papas are already gearing up for the contest that decides who looks most like Ernest Hemingway. About 125 stocky, whitebearded men are to flock to Key West, Hemingways 1930s island retreat, to compete in the Sloppy Joes 33rd annual Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Set for July 18 to 20, the contest takes place at Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval St., where the legendary author often enjoyed cocktails with literary and local cohorts. The event is a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days celebration of his writing talent, sporting pursuits and colorful Key West lifestyle. Look-alike contestants come from around the United States and other countries to vie for the title of Papa. Most compete dressed in khaki safari garb or wool sweaters. Preliminary rounds are set for 6:30 p.m. July 18 and 19, with the finals at 6:30 p.m. July 20. Previous contest winners, including 2012s Greg Fawcett of Cornelius, N.C., are to judge the Hemingway hopefuls. Other look-alike highlights include Sloppy Joes Running of the Bulls, inspired by the worldrenowned event in Pamplona, Spain, but featuring manmade bulls.Following the rowdy run, the bearded brethren plan to host a pre-birthday party, complete with cake, to celebrate the 114th anniversary of Hemingways July 21 birth.Many aspiring Ernests attempt to prove their strength in Sloppy Joes final festival event, an annual arm-wrestling championship. Registration is set for 11 a.m. July 21, with the contest following at noon. For complete event information, go to www.sloppy joes.com and or www .hemingwaydays.net .KEY WESTRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Man of Steel (PG-13):10:15 a.m.,3:30 and 10:30 p.m. Man of Steel 3D (PG-13):12:00 and 7:00 p.m. This Is the End (R):1:00,4:30,7:30 and 10:40 p.m. Internship (PG-13):10:30 a.m.,1:40,4:20,7:40 and 10:20 p.m. The Purge (R):12:20,3:45,7:10 and 10:10 p.m. After Earth (PG-13):4:00 p.m. Now You See Me (PG-13):1:20,4:10,7:20 and 9:50 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13):12:40,6:50 and 10:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Tiger Eyes (PG-13):1:45,4:00,6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Star Trek 3D (PG-13):1:30,4:10,6:40 and 9:00 p.m. The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13):5:30,8:20 and 11:00 p.m. Kon-Tiki (2012) (PG-13):2:15,4:30,6:35 and 8:40 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Man of Steel (PG-13):Weekdays:7:00;Saturday and Sunday:2:00 and 7:00 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Monsters University (G):1:35,4:05,6:55 and 9:25 p.m. Monsters University 3D (G):1:55 and 4:25 p.m. World War Z (PG-13):1:45,4:20,7:05 and 9:40 p.m. World War Z 3D (PG-13):7:15 and 9:50 p.m. Man of Steel (PG-13):1:45,4:50 and 9:00 p.m. This Is The End (R):1:55,4:35,7:10 and 9:40 p.m. Keys Movie Times At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining L Attitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 06/21 WED. 06/26World War Z (PG13)2D 1:45; 4:20; 7:05; 9:40 3D 7:15; 9:50 Monsters University (G)2D 1:35; 4:05; 6:55; 9:25 3D 1:55; 4:25Man of Steel 2D (PG13)1:45; 4:50; 9:00This is the End (R)1:55; 4:35; 7:10; 9:40 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. shoot a movie will be left to the viewers. But its easy to picture the actors playing off each other during filming to see who could come up with the most extreme idea. Amasturbation contest, playing soccer with a decapitated head, a demon sodomizing one of the characters, a question about who would be the first to rape Emma Watson, satisfying thirst by peeing into ones own mouth, a giant horned demon carrying around his severed penis these are just some of the scenes.The actors throw themselves into the silliness with fearless gusto and Franco in particular gives it his all. Franco is said to be the only one who never balked at any of the outrageous script ideas.Rogen is basically the same character hes been in his past six films and Hill plays his usual self, as well, but with the added twist of being possessed by a demon from the underworld. The scene stealer is Cera who, in his few brief moments, plays a Michael Cera that no one in their wildest imagination would ever expect. Baruchel is the levelheaded member of the group, if there is such a person, who tries unsuccessfully to bring some reason into the mix. Robinson is excellent as the survivor who gets stuck with all the dirty work and McBride is terrific as the self-centered survive-atall-costs jerk.Many of the best jokes are throwaway lines to which viewers will have to listen closely to catch.This Is The End is not witty, its not droll and it is certainly not going to win an Oscar for writing. But it is a sometimes funny, sometimes gross, all-thetime outrageous film that is sure to make the younger generation laugh and the older generation wonder what is happening to the youth of today.Easily shocked? Stay awayFrom Film,3B of the Waterfall, which 25 years later became part of the soundtrack of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Another Whitman hit from that year, Indian Love Call, was used to humorous effect in the 1996 Mars Attacks! his yodel causes the Martians heads to explode. He crossed paths with Presley in July 1954 when he starred at a concert in a Memphis park just as Presley mistakenly billed as Ellis Presley in one ad for the show was launching his career. According to Peter Guralnicks book Last Train to Memphis, Presleys brief, energetic turn on stage caused a wild reaction from the crowd. When Whitman came on for his performance, he told the audience: You know, I can understand your reaction, cause I was standing backstage and I was enjoying it just as much as you. With Whitmansearly hits, he became a star on the Louisiana Hayride radio show. His version of Rose Marie, the title song from the venerable operetta that spawned Indian Love Call, became a huge hit in England in 1955, staying at No. 1 on the charts for 11 weeks.Whitmans other hits included Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Red River Valley, Danny Boy and Ill Take You Home Again, Kathleen.The material I did was lasting material, Whitman said in 1991. Alot of people thought I wasnt doing anything, but I was in the studio. The biggest factor is the material you choose. You hunt, you cut. Following his release of All My Best, he came down to fish on his 27foot boat.I just go after whats running, he said. We went out after mackerel ... but didnt find them. I expect well try again, though. He was survived by his daughter, Sharon Beagle, and his son, Byron Whitman.Whitman told the APin 1991 that he wanted to be remembered as a nice guy.I dont think youve ever heard anything bad about me, and Id like to keep it that way. Id like my son [Bryon] to remember me as a good dad. Id like the people to remember me as having a good voice and a clean suit. Keynoter staff supplemented this report.Whitman diesFrom Slim,3B Hiaasens latest deliversCarl Hiaasens comic thrillers come with a guarantee broad humor that capitalizes on absurd behavior; Florida quirkiness; social commentary that rivals Jonathan Swift; and a deep concern for the environment, all wrapped in a solid plot. Hiaasen delivers all that and more in Bad Monkey, his 13th comic crime fiction novel. But no matter how over the top his story gets, he grounds it in reality Florida type-reality, that is, in which scams and schemes co-exist on every corner. Former Miami cop and soon-to-be former Monroe County Sheriffs Office Deputy Andrew Yancy hasnt won many friends with his law enforcement colleagues. He lost his Miami job because his attempts to turn in a crooked cop who ran a Crime Stoppers scheme backfired. In Key West, hes forced on roach patrol, or as it is more politely described, restaurant inspector. Thats what happens when a deputy assaults his girlfriends husband with a vacuum cleaner. But Andrew is a good cop, and he cant turn off those instincts when a mans arm turns up on the end of a tourists fishing line. The arm, which seems to have been part of a sharks lunch, belongs to Nick Stripling, an entrepreneur in his 40s who made a fortune selling electric scooters to senior citizens. And the mans wife or widow just doesnt ring true to Andrew. Andrew is energized by his investigation into the arm and what happened to the rest of the man. If he solves the crime if there is a crime maybe he will get his job back. With the help of a lovely Miami medical examiner, Andrew follows a trail that takes him from the Keys to the Bahamas. Bad Monkey is the closest Hiaasen comes to a police procedural, but true to form, it also is a look at the ludicrous ways of Florida, such as the true bait-andswitch in which a dead sailfish is surreptitiously placed on a tourists line.Andrew delights in sending obnoxious people to filthy restaurants, and he has a running battle on how to sabotage the sale of the mega-mansion next door that has spoiled his view of the sunsets and keeps the little Key deer away. He finds that a bit of wellplaced road kill does wonders; so does a bunch of junk made to look like Santeria. There is indeed a bad monkey, a nasty little creature named Driggs who loves to fling his waste and may have had a role in one of the Johnny Depps Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He manages to have his moment in the spotlight, and the laughs come easy in Bad Monkey, as does the affectionate look at Floridas eccentricities.Oline H. Cogdill reviewed this book for the Sun Sentinel.Bad Monkey is based in Florida KeysBy OLINE COGDILLBOOKS HIAASEN Underwater music fest honors StonesThe marine life that inhabits the Florida Keys living coral reef is widely acclaimed for its color and variety, but it usually doesnt include costumed mermaids or musicians strumming their instruments. Except during the annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. The 2013 underwater action is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at the Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary approximately six miles south of Big Pine Key. Staged by Keys radio station WWUS 104.1-FM, the festival typically draws several hundred divers and snorkelers each year to enjoy the sound of music in the ocean realm.The 29th annual submerged songfest is to be themed Salute to the Rolling Stone Crabs, in offbeat recognition of the Rolling Stones50-year career. Costumed divers portraying band members Mick Jawfish, Keith Pilchard and their cohorts are to perform takeoffs of Stones hits such as Jumping Jack Fish and HonkyConch Woman beneath the waves.As well as honoring the legendary band, the Rolling Stone Crabsname recognizes sweet stone crab claws, a renewable seafood resource found in Keys waters. During the Underwater Music Festival, music broadcast by the station is to be piped underwater via Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef. The playlist typically ranges from humpback whale recordings to sea songs such as the Beatles Yellow Submarine and the theme from Disneys The Little Mermaid.Participants might even catch the Stone Crabs tooting their own horns pretending to play underwater musical instruments like a manta-lin and clambourine sculpted by Florida Keys artist August Powers. While many dive enthusiasts are drawn by the undersea fun, the concert also promotes the serious cause of preserving the Keysunique coral reef ecosystem. The broadcast incorporates diver awareness announcements emphasizing ways to enjoy the reef while minimizing environmental impacts.Divers and snorkelers interested in participating can reserve space on boats run by Lower Keys dive operators or launch their own boats from public ramps and marinas in the area.29th edition is scheduled for July 13LOWER KEYSTheres no telling who youll meet at the Underwater Music Festival.
Saturday,June 22,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 541491 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-35-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES F. MONTGOMERY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Charles F. Montgomery deceased, whose date of death was April 30, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Jonica Hunter Montgomery 1001 Sioux Street Jupiter, Florida 33458 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published June 15, 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 541493 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-36-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES M. GOGAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James M. Gogan deceased, whose date of death was May 23, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other p ersons p having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Judith Gogan Labrecque 21 Harpers Ferry Road Toms River, New Jersey 08753 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner A ttorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: email@example.com Published June 15, 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 541496 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-37-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF PHYLLIS S. POOLE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Phyllis S. Poole deceased, whose date of death was May 25, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Kevin Pace Poole 37390 River Springs Rd. Avenue STM, Maryland 20609 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published June 15, 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 542324 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2013 CP 38 M IN RE: ESTATE OF JON JOSEPH WHITMAN, SR. Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of Jon Joseph Whitman, Sr., deceased, File Number 13 CP 38 M, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is June 15, 2013. Personal Representative: Jon Joseph Whitman, Jr. 1 Nyoda Trail Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438 Attorney for Personal Representative: James R. Keller 5800 Overseas Highway Suite 34 Marathon, Florida 33050 Telephone: 305-743-0700 Florida Bar No.: 344516 E-Mail: email@example.com Published June 15, 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 548343 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on July 30, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING UNIFORM SERVICES MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published June 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 548710 MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS DAC I will meet on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pier House Resort in Key West. DAC II will meet on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce in Big Pine Key. DAC III will meet on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. DAC IV will meet on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. DAC V will meet on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Key Largo Marriott Bay Resort. All DAC meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published June 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 549896 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/05/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GTCS19W9T8524466 1996 GENERAL MOTORS CORP Published June 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 549905 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/03/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final. 2C4GP54L45R355827 2005 CHRYSLER 1LNLM81W7PY658358 1993 LINCOLN Published June 22, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter IS THIS YOUR BIRD? found cockatiel at MM 86. Friendly, very tame. Please call (305) 664-2701. GoldendoodlePuppy! 5mo oldbeautifulfemalephantom lookingforFOREVER& LOVINGhome.Serious& committeddogloversinquire formoreinfo/pictures firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Big Yard Sale, Sat 6/22, 8-? Electronics/computer items, BowFlex, mobility scooter, clothes all ages, board games, more. 150 CalleEnsueno, MthnMARATHON/ DUCK KEY DCS propane range & warmer, outdoor furniture and misc. 8AM 1PM. 221 Schooner Lane, Duck Key. Rain or shine.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 KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! 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. PublishedKeynoter6-19-13&6-22-13 NOTICEOFPUBLIC AUCTION NOTICEOFPUBLICAUCTIONTOBEHELD AT27217OVERSEASHIGHWAY,RAMROD KEY,FLORIDA.GRAVITASLEASING,LLC WILLHOLDAPUBLICAUCTIONONJU L Y 2,201 3 AT9:00AMORAFTER.THECONTENTSWILLBESOLDASABANDONEDPERSONALPROPERTYUNDER FLORIDASTATUTE715.109.CONTENTS INCLUDEHOUSEHOLDFURNISHINGS, FURNITURE,ART,LINENS,POTSANDPANS, DISHWARE,TOOLS,SHELVINGAND FISHINGEQUIPMENTPREVIOUSLYLOCATEDAT20945W9THAVENUE,CUDJOEKEY, FLORIDA.THECONTENTSWEREABANDONEDBYWILLIAMANDJEANGOTTLEID. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,June 22,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 3 GLASS DISPAY CASES 78" tall with storage area in base. Asking $500. Call (305) 664-4531 or (305) 240-0511HOT TUB FOR SALE 4 5 ppl. Good cond., everything working. $250 O.B.O. COFFEE & END TABLE, bamboo & glass, $50. (786) 566-2470 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. 305-522-58412BR/1BA CONCH COTTAGE in old Tavernier. $1200 / mo. F/L/S. Ocean access. Available 7/1/13. Call (828) 638-8077. CUDJOE KEY MM 222br/2ba Unfurn, canal front, dock, scrn prch, ample storage. $1600/mo F/L/S. Call Al Leder, Preferred Properties, 305-304-7359 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 HouseforRent/Marathon 4/ 4.5canalfront,dock, unfurnished,nosmoking. $2500/mo+security.Available July1.305-289-0790 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 LAYTON 2 BED 2 BATH On cannel 50 Dock $1,700 FLS No Pets (305) 394-3485 Marathon MM 55 Gulf Roomy 3 BR,1BA, cath ceilngs, approx 1200sf, nice neighborhood, fen yard, tiled floors. W/D. Avl 7/1, $1545/mo. 305-502-9702 MM 106 5 BR, 4 BA,120 dock 1 minute from Gulf. 3100 sf, fenced in yard. Available July. $2500/mo, F/L/S. 954-290-1444 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 305-395-0814FL CITY / HOMESTEAD 2/2 townhouse. Gated comm. Long term only. F/S $1100 / mo. No sec. 8. Assoc. Approval req. Call Lisa Bradeen @ (305) 852-8477DUCK 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 MARATHON 2/1 Unfurnished condo. $1,200/mo. F/L/S. Call Barbara McKee CBSRE 305-289-6499 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 RV LOTS FOR RENT Islamorada MM 81.6 bayside. Weekly, monthly, yearly. Call for rates. Dock space avail. (305) 393-3377 1 BR / 1 BA MM 91 2nd floor. Includes water & elec. $850.00 F/L/S (305) 522-6598 GRASSY KEY Small apartment, 1 person. $740/month + utilities. 305-481-4301 MARATHON 2/1 on canal. Dock your boat & bike to the beach! Tiled, 3 celing fans, porch overlooks canal. $1100 /mo, F/L/S. 718-428-1374 MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. Lease. $695 + electric, cable. 305-900-0113 MM 106 O/S 1BR / 1 BA Completely renovated, all tile floors. W/D & lots of off street parking. $700 / mo. + util. F/L/S Call (305) 261-9835. 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 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. 305-923-9542 Officehelpneeded Lookingforaofficeassistant thatisbilingual,highly knowledgeablewithMicrosoft Office2007orhigher. experiencewithQuickBooks Enterprisewillbeaplus.305453-9304 email@example.com CARPENTERS & LABORERS Must have tools & transportation. Long term employment. Top pay for quality minded individuals. Must pass background check. Call (305) 852-2806. Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. PLANTATION BOAT MART is now hiring an energetic, professional person for our Parts Dept. Apply in person at 90400 Overseas Hwy. 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.POOL MAINTENANCEMARATHON CALL 305-849-5934HOUSEKEEPERS Cleaners for Saturdays. $17/hr. In Marathon. Call 305-743-8446 HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED PART TIME English reqd. Apply in person Blackfin Resort, 4650 O/S Hwy, Marathon. 743-2393 Lobby Concierge MM48 Hammocks. $5-600/wk. @ 30 hrs. Benefits in 90. Get Ap at Front Desk. Career oppty. act today.P/T FRONT DESK Fantastic work environment. Great Summer job! Conch Key Cottages. MM 62.3 CALL (305) 289-1377. 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. NOW HIRING LINE COOK Apply in person Brutus Seafood 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon WOW LOOK !!! ProfessionallyBuilt-LocalLicensedContractor w/over35+yearsexperience Spacious1900+sfGroundLevelw/FabulousLayout 300+sfofCoveredPorches CBSConstruction-XZone/NoFloodInsRequired -3bed/2bathPLUSBonusRoomGreatMasterSuite TonsofHallClosetSpace-LgA/CdAttic(150+sf) Sitson3lots-CreateYourOwnBackyardParadise! GreatUpperKeysNeighborhood&Parkw/Ramp WalkingDistancetoA+RatedElementarySchool EasilyConvertedtoADAAccessibleDesign OWNERFINANCINGUNDERCONSTRUCTION-PRICEDTOSELL 8PompanoAvenueMM105BaysideCall(305)522-6598 $325,000LOWDOWNPAYMENT-EASYTERMS!! MONROECOUNTYCLERKOFTHECIRCUITCOURT hasthefollowingpositionsavailable:ACCOUNTINGSPECIALISTI Entrylevelpositionresponsibleforapplyingaccountingprinciplesintherecordingof fiscalrecordsanddatainput.Dutiesincludebankreconciliations,generalledger accountanalysis,andmaintainingvariouslogs.Conductsresearchandproblemsolving assignments.Highschooldegreewithoneyearofexperienceinbookkeepingorthe maintenanceofaccountingrecords.Location:KeyWest.GRANTACCOUNTINGSPECIALISTIII Advancedandspecializedgrantrecordkeepingworkinvolvingtheapplicationof accountingprinciplesinthepreparationandmaintenanceofgeneralledgeraccounts, grantfilesandtherecordingofgrantrevenuesandexpenditures.Reviewsand processesallaccountspayablereimbursementrequestsandgrantrevenuereceipts. Monitorscompliancewithgrantrequirements.Graduationfromanaccreditedtwoyear collegeoruniversitywithanAAdegreeinaccountingorfinance.Accountingand financialmanagementexperiencerequired.TOURISTDEVELOPMENTT AXAUDITOR Performscomplianceauditsoftransientaccommodationsusingtheuniformsystemof accountsforhotels.Preparesauditworkpaperstorecordsufficient,competent, relevant,usefulinformationfromtheappropriatefinancialrecordstosupporttheaudit results.Preparesestimatestoenforcethecollectionofdelinquenttaxes.Requiresa BachelorsDegreeinAccountingorrelatedBusinessfield.Professionalqualifications suchasCFE,CIAorCPApreferred.Salaryisdependentonqualifications.Forallpositionssendresumetoapply@monroe-clerk.com 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 MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 KEYSNET.COM CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551 Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? 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Contact Ernie at 305-664-4493 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 1979 38 Marine Trader, aft cabin trawler. Great liveaboard. Simple, solid, economical. Ford Lehman 120. Fiberglass decks. Two hard tops. ALL reasonable offers will be considered. Located in Melbourne, FL. Health forces sale. Asking $45,000.00. 850-843-0080 RESERVE YOUR SLIP NOW! Summer Special $450/mo. Sombrero/Dockside Marina, www.sombreromarina.com 305-743-5663, Marathon 1,289 LOBSTER CERTS "B" & TRAPS FOR SALE, $75 EACH. 708-513-2678, MARATHON. 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ 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, Double booms, ready to go! $70K, obo. 239-825-4778 or 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. 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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 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 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 WOW LOOK !!! FREEINTERNETCOVERAGE All classied ads included on our websitewww.keysnet.com ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitivewages andanexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5FullTimeMaintenance Hospitality&GeneralMaintenance ExperienceRequired. ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitivewagesand anexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PTNightAuditor/ FrontDeskAgent CustomerServiceand/orSupervisorExperienceaPlus Deliverournewspapers 2-5daysaweekinMarathon.Nocollectingrequired. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. 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MARATHON PROPTECINC.Machine Shop Services New Propeller Sales Marine Propeller Repair/Inboard & OutboardShafts Struts & RuddersNew RepairNext Day Delivery Available(305) 743-4004210B 20th Street Marathon 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE UNDERWATERSERVICES USED PROPS Five straight days with the same angler who found the Florida Keys are already peppered with distinctions. Although we are in the United States, the exclamation from first-timers, even American first-timers, still sets me back. I never knew this place existed! or What a great little secret! are some of the statements I remember. This wasnt the case with Jergen Dominik. Jergen has fished on our charter boats numerous times and wanted to mix the five days of fishing with different experiences. The Dry Tortugas for three days would be first and then two days offshore Key West after that. As always, the Dry Tortugas over-delivered with fame and glory upon return to the dock at the A&B Marina in Key West. The 6 p.m. crowd gathered at the transom of the Premium Time with much interest. The clients always enjoy this part and it gives them a chance to bask in the glory while cleaning the fish. The fourth day went off as planned, with plenty of dolphin and some exotics like yellowedge grouper. But after a trip to the Dry Tortugas, this day seemed a little ho-hum. I sensed the need for a grand finale and suggested we try for a swordfish on Day 5. Jergen smiled at the idea. Sounds great, weve pretty much done everything else and a nice easy day drifting around would be great, he said. The low expectations coupled with high interest is usually met with success, especially when fishing for big game.Daytime swordfishing in the Florida Keys starts at what we refer to as the wall and can be productive anywhere along the continual drop to 4,500 feet of water. Our target area was in 1,500 feet. The current was at a trickling speed of less than 1 knot with flat calm seas. Our electric reel was deployed to within 100 feet of the bottom and the drift was set.Jergen sat down next to the electric reel. Even if we go without a bite, Ive already had a great day learning about this type of fishing, he said. That was, of course the cue, and it happened. Ten minutes into the drift, the tip of the rod became animated. The slashing of a swordfish bill will dance the rod tip followed by either a heavy bend or, in some cases, a total relax as the fish starts to come up from the depths. Jergen started mumbling words like Unbelievable! and Wow! as we rolled the outboards in gear and depressed the auto-wind on the electric reel, bending the rod just enough for confirmation without over-powering resulting in a pulled hook. This ended the relaxed drifting segment of the trip; full-blown adrenalin pulsed through our angler. Jergen Dominik was bowed up on a swordfish.We then explained the sporting nature of hand-cranking the fish instead of using the electric retrieve. He instantly switched over and started the rotations. Within 20 minutes, a respectable broadbill flew out of the water 75 feet from the SeaHunter landing loudly on a flat blue sea, bringing us all together in awe.Here are a few pointers to fishing for swordfish in the Florida Keys:Electric reels are so simple to use and make the task much easier. Load with 200pound braided line filled tight and even on the spool. Expensive? You bet. Worth it? Yes. Reeling manually will have you calculating ways to afford the electrics.Rigging baits? We like large swordfishsized squid that come in packs of two. A three-way swivel combined with an eightpound weight and a 30-foot-long 200-pound test crimped leader with a 9/0 extra strong/extra sharp hook made up the business end of our rigging. Glow beads and a highend deep drop light finished the rig.Avoid a spinning bait by first dragging through the water column behind your vessel in gear and then let the bait down at an angle, even turning wide circles to avoid the dreaded spin cycle. Swordfish are sharp enough to notice a squid wrapped around the weight is not for them. Lack of current will force the issue even more. The final tally for Jergens swordfish was three bites and two fish to the leader, with one fish making its way back to the dock. Swordfishing: Another great reason to spend more time on the water. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Its great way to end a trip in Florida KeysMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact: Swordfish are sharp enough to notice a squid wrapped around the weight is not for them. Capt.Seth Hopp and Capt.Marlin Scott show a swordfish brought to the Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island.Swordfishing few greater thrills