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WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 17,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.57 25 CENTS Come unwind with usWeve launched a luxury quarterly magazine called unwind,written by Florida Keys experts who know all of the ins and outs of these islands.Check out the latest in real estate,home furnishings,food,distractions and more,inside Fridays Reporter and Saturdays Keynoter, and at locations throughout the Keys. runcat an island retreat YOGA ON THE WATER A REALKEYS SUNSETEXPERIENCE LOCALESSENTIALS 81915 Overseas Hwy Islamorada, FL bluemarlinjewelry.com 305.664.8004 Invasive lionfish diving deeperThe invasive lionfish that crowds coral reefs and preys on native fish in the Atlantics shallower waters especially the Florida Keys is such a problem that divers in Florida and the Caribbean are encouraged to capture and eat them whenever they can. Lionfish, which have venomous spines, are a well-documented problem in Atlantic coral reefs, where the foot-long, 1pound invaders from the tropical parts of the Pacific and Indian oceans live without predators and eat other fish voraciously. Now whats slowly coming into view is how deep into the ocean their invasion has spread. Researchers and wildlife officials worry that lionfish may undo conservation efforts aimed at rebuilding populations of native predators such as groupers and snappers. Lionfish gorge on the young of those species, as well as their prey. They can eat pretty much anything that fits inside their mouths, Oregon State University lionfish expert Stephanie Green said. Divers are encouraged to capture any lionfish they encounter to protect reefsAnd that means fewer chances to catch themBy JENNIFER KAY Associated PressTHE ENVIRONMENT Associated Press photo by WILFREDO LEEIn this June 28,photo,Oregon State University lionfish expert Stephanie Green counts lionfish on the sunken freighter Bill Boydas she travels aboard the submersible Antipodes in about 250 feet under the surface about three miles off Fort Lauderdale. Seattle-based OceanGate Inc.offered scientists and wildlife officials a close-up look at the invasive lionfish deep in the waters off South Florida. Photo courtesy ALYSON CREANThe city of Key West received 13,000 new 65-gallon recycling carts this week that will be distributed citywide over the next week in the run-up to an overhaul of the citys waste pick-up schedule,set to take effect July 29.For all residents,collection of household waste,yard waste and recyclables will be done the same day,with the days staggered throughout the city.ROLLING OUT THE BINS See Invasive,2AMosquito spraying haltedApair of potentially endangered butterfly species have Big Pine Key residents concerned about the prevalence of a different insect altogether. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine, put a halt to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District spraying adulticide on the island in midJune so it could monitor dwindling Bartrams hairstreak and Florida leafwing population. Both are candidates for the Endangered Species List. That means the district has been unable to use its spray trucks familiar sites to most Keys residents to patrol Big Pine neighborhoods since then. The adulticide is dispensed as a fog from the trucks. In past years, Mosquito Control has worked with us to get a special-use permit, and with the potential for listing these two species [as endangered], there was a request to do a conference opinion, refuge Manager Nancy Finley said. Its about determining how to minimize the adverse affect to the organism; that includes making sure its habitat arent affected. Part of that is determining how much, if any, adulticide drifts onto the croton plant on which both species depend for survival. Croton is a small, low-lying shrub. Its the sole source plant for these butterflies, Finley said.Finley said Fish and Wildlife studies have determined that Bartrams hairstreaks, once common throughout the state, are only found on Big Pine and on Long Pine Key, a tiny island in EvergladesFeds:Protect imperiled butterfliesBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBIGPINEKEYResidents to see slightly higher tax bill for 2013-14Although the Key West City Commission is eyeing a slight decrease in the municipal property tax rate for fiscal year 2013-14, growth in citywide property values will equate to a slight increase in annual assessments. Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan gave commissioners a first look at the spending plan for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 at allday sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Commissioners set a tentative tax rate that can be lowered but not increased in the run-up to final budget approval scheduled for Sept. 5. The current tax rate is $2.9185 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For the owner of a $300,000 house, that equates to an $875.55 city tax bill. As Finigan pointed out, the citywide assessed property value grew year over year by 4.32 percent to $5.3 billion based on estimates from the countys Value Adjustment Board. For the owner of the $300,000 home, that means the tax bill next year will be based on a proportionate increase in value to $312,960. Applying the proposed fiscal year 2013-14 millage rate of $2.8815 per $1,000 of assessed value comes to a $901.79 city tax bill, a yearover-year increase of $26.24. That rate supports proposed spending of $41,305,565 up from $40,879,931 in the current fiscal year. City reserves have grown from $9,837,515 to a projected $11,100,000. It costs around $111,000 per day to run the city, meaning that in the event all revenues stop, the city could continue operations for 100 days. Finigan also presented a 10-year look at the citys staffing levels, showing a reduction over the past decade of 24 full-time equivalent positions. In 2003-04, the city employed 489 people, compared to the current 464. Commissioners requested $200,000 in new spending $150,000 to dredge the Sunrise Canal and the remainder for a new support staff member in the legal department that Finigan did not build in to the budget. Those expenditures will be covered by a scrub down of the general fund, he said, as opposed to an adjustment of the proposed millage rate. Major revenue sources factored into budget projections include $985,000 in federal, state and local grants; $1.5 million in building fees; and a $45,104 increase in cruiseship disembarkation fees to about $4.9 million.Citys proposed budget stands at $41.3 millionBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYWEST See Halted,2A Keys booked for lobsterhuntersThe unofficial two-day summer holiday known as lobster mini-season arrives July 24, meaning Florida Keys motel rooms will be full, rental-boat slips empty and dive operators tired. All nine rooms and five overnight RVspots at the Pelican Motel on Grassy Key have been booked since last year, said frontdesk manager Julie Gault. And weve got a waiting list. Similar stories of heavy advance reservations for the two lobster sport-diving days, July 24 and 25, are heard throughout the Florida Keys. Completely booked for mini-season, and were nearly sold out Friday through mini-season, Tara Gadoury said of the Looe Key Reef Resorts 24 rooms on Ramrod Key. People are maxxing out on the occupancy, too. Its a crazy time. All 16 boats from Capt. Pips Marina in Marathon have been reserved for weeks, said a booking agent. The Royal Hawaiian Motel and Botel in Marathon specializes in rooms with adjacent dockage for boats. Theres one of those left and it wont last long, manager Phil Stott said. Many Keys dive shops step up operations for the estimated crowd of 30,000 divers seeking their two-day limit of 12 lobster during mini-season. Were open 24 hours during sport-diving days, said instructor Doug Grubb at Keys Dive in Islamorada. Alot of people come down to enjoy mini-season and we want to be here to help them with whatever gear needs or problems they have. The shop expects to pump air into at least 1,000 tanks over those two days, Grubb said. State fishery managers have estimated that in a typical year, more than half the 50,000 divers who chase lobster during the statewide mini-season head for the Keys. That amounts to approximately 30,000 divers. Marine law-enforcementLOBSTERMINI-SEASONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Lobster,3A30,000 likely to jam islands July 24,25
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POSTMASTER :Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail email@example.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSMemorial service for papers RyanAmemorial service for William J. Bill Ryan, a former Keynoter advertising salesman, will be held Saturday at Lazy Days South on 15th Street in Marathon. Per Ryans wishes, his ashes will be spread offshore. Family and friends will depart the Lazy Days dock aboard the Sirius at 2 p.m., returning in time for a 5 p.m. memorial at the restaurant and bar, which was his favorite watering hole. Ryans son Chris Ryan and granddaughter Katelyn, his nephew Lt. Col. Frank Ryan, sister-in-law Peggy Ryan and other family members are flying in from the New York, Virginia and Seattle areas for the memorial. Ryan moved to the Florida Keys in 1997, working at Sombrero Country Club after previous stints at the Wailai Country Club in Honolulu, Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, N.Y., and the Pelham Country Club in Pelham, N.Y. He joined the Keynoter advertising sales staff in June 1997 and handled numerous retail accounts in Key West, Marathon and Islamorada. Ryan died Dec. 28, 2012, after a long illness. and native marine life already burdened by pollution, over-fishing and the effects of climate change. And last month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission waived the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish and excluded them from bag limits, allowing people to catch as many as they can. But recreational divers max out around 130 feet deep. Researchers and wildlife officials rarely have the means to venture deeper than that, but theyve realized the lionfish they cant see may be their biggest concern. As Green discovered on a recent expedition aboard a submersible, theres little to disturb a lionfish living on a wreck 250 feet deep into the Atlantic. There are no predators and no divers. Last month, Seattlebased OceanGate Inc. offered scientists and wildlife officials a close-up look at deep-water lionfish in dives aboard a submersible named Antipodes, which left out of Broward County. In strong currents that might have tangled a tether connecting a remotely operated robot to a vessel at the surface, the Antipodes sank and rose as smoothly as an elevator. Maneuvered by a joystick, it crawled over the sand at a walking pace. Green and other researchers who took the dives surfaced believing they had seen the frontier in their fight against lionfish. The next problem will be routinely making similar dives to study and perhaps capture lionfish. They would seem to have a lot of water to cover the deepest confirmed sighting of a lionfish was at 1,000 feet in the Bahamas. We are capable of doing a good job of controlling lionfish at diveable depths, in shallower areas. Divers and spearfishers can go in and remove the fish. But the lionfish are abundant in large numbers at these deeper habitats, and thats really where the next frontier of this battle is going to be, in those deep water areas, Green said. Lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean have similarities to the Burmese python, the large, ravenous snake that researchers say is decimating native mammal populations in Floridas Everglades. Both are fastbreeding invasive species likely introduced through the pet trade, with no natural predators to keep their numbers in check. Were going to have to figure out how were going to get below the diver depths, said Dan Ellinor, a biological administrator with the FWCs marine fisheries division. The other problem is theres not a commercial market per se, he added. Its very small, very minute, its in the Keys, its beyond the reef in about 200 feet of water and its bycatch out of traps, lobster traps. Officials have concluded that if you cant beat lionfish, you can at least eat them, even though commercial supplies and the market for them remain very small. Associated Press writers Ben Fox and David McFadden contributed to this report.Deeperdepths next frontierFrom Invasive,1ARevive your Dive debutsWhile law enforcement officers seek to keep lobster divers legal, two new programs want to help keep divers alive. On Saturday and Sunday, the Revive Your Dive program comes to Key Largo to offer preparation and tips for the lobster sport-diving days July 24 and 25. Weve had too many deaths in mini-season here, said Gary Mace, coowner of Conch Republic Divers and the Scubaocity software company. Maybe this will eliminate some of those. Revive Your Dive is an event created by Reef Ministries founder Tec Clark of Fort Lauderdale, a former leader of the YMCAs national scuba program. Sessions include an in-pool scuba refresher, a dive-fitness consultation and an equipment inspection. Each year, numerous divers get injured or even die during the Florida lobster mini-season and first weeks of the regular season, says a program summary. Medical conditions (mostly cardiac events), poor diving procedures and technique, and equipment problems are often factors in these needless accidents. The Florida Keys Visitor Center at mile marker 106.2 bayside hosts the program this weekend. There is no cost; donations to Reef Ministries are welcome. Registration throughwww.ReviveYourDive.orgis recommended. Some walk-in spaces may be available. Revive Your Dive has been sponsored or endorsed by the Divers Alert Network, PADI, Divers Direct, Islamorada Dive Center and other groups. Each day, sessions start hourly from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. The whole session may take two hours, Mace said, but people are free to take as little as they want. People who have a medical condition or habit of concern (namely, smoking) will be required to have a physicians waiver to take the pool refresher. All must have a dive certification card from a major agency. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to offer voluntary boating inspections. Dive professionals will check one piece of critical gear (regulator, buoyancy compensator or tank) per participant.Bahia HondaConservation and response agencies join Bahia Honda State Parks second Sport Lobster Season Mini-Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The park is at mile marker 36.8. Visitors can get information about lobstering, fishing, diving and boating, according to a park spokesman. Atouch tank with spiny lobster will be set up by the state Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, with biologists able to answer crustacean questions. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff will show proper lobstering technique. Voluntary boating safety checks will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Participants can tour a Coast Guard boat and stop by booths from the Turtle Hospital, Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Response, FWC Law Enforcement, Marathon Wild Bird Center, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, and the Dolphin Research Center. Activities are free with regular park admission. A $5 lunch special will be served by the park concessionaire. For more information, call the Bahia Honda Sand and Sea Nature Center at 8729807.Its all about diver safety in mini-seasonLOBSTER MINI-SEASONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgNational Park. Its population is estimated at 100 to 800 adults total. The Florida leafwing population is thought to be several hundred or fewer. Its found in the Everglades, sporadically in Miami-Dade County and may be gone from Big Pine. Mosquito Control Director Michael Doyle said larviciding makes up 90 percent of how the district kills mosquitoes. Adulticiding is a back-up plan, but a useful and important one, he said. Larvicide kills mosquito larvae in the water before they fly, while adulticide kills adult mosquitoes with a fine mist at night or early in the morning. District aircraft dispense many tons of larvicide granules up and down the Keys. Over the Fourth of July weekend, we put out 17,000 pounds, Doyle said. Doyle said adulticide used by the district is a general low-level insecticide toxin meant to kill mosquitoes and smaller insects. Its not meant to affect larger insects like butterflies. Its been approved by the [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] for use in mosquito control, but [Fish and Wildlifes] view is anything that could possibly affect these endangered species, they want to restrict, Doyle said. Finley said the district and Fish and Wildlife are working together to get Mosquito Control spray trucks running again. The district provided information Tuesday that Finley said would be analyzed in Vero Beach. Theyve done a great job getting information to us, she said. They have hundreds of them to do, but based on the urgency and the community concerns, wed want to expedite. Hopefully it could be a couple of days. In the meantime, Doyle said the district has been ramping up larviciding on offshore islands that are fertile breeding grounds for mosquitoes.Maybe a couple of daysFrom Halted,1A Subscriptions 743-5551 KEYSNET.COM Maria Theresa (Fenstad) Richardson, age 80 of Key Largo, Florida passed away June 24th, 2013 at her home after a brief illness. Maria was born in Ocean County, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, onAugust27th,1932.Shewaspredeceasedby her parents, Clelia Lo Duca and Hans Odin Lee Fenstad, Sr. and her husband Capt. E.W. Richardson. She is survived by her sister Pauline Schaller and brothers Lee Jr., Harry and Knute Fenstad as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maria graduated from Dickinson High School in Jersey City, New Jersey and received a degree from Montclair State Teachers College in New Jersey. Maria lived in Miami, Florida from 1956 to 1966 and worked as a stewardess for Eastern Airlines for 10 years in the old glamorous days. In 1976 she moved to Key Largo with her husband. Maria worked for and retired from Tradewinds Investments, a Key Largo Real Estate Firm. Ms. Richardson was active in the community and served as a role model to her many friends.A member of the former Hemlock Society, Maria left her body to science at the University of Miami. Maria was a founding member and Past President of the Upper Keys Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women).A strong Feminist, Maria marched on both Washington & Tallahassee for Womens Rights. She was also a long time BPW (Business and Professional Women) member. Maria was active with the Domestic Abuse Shelter where she served as a court observer and victims advocate.As a Silverliner, (Retired Eastern Airlines Stewardess) she was involved with the Keys Chapters 28 year Flight to the North Pole where 600 local school children and disabled youth where treated in Key West to a party to meet Mr & Mrs. Santa Claus and receive presents. MariawasamemberoftheUpperKeysAARP,SeniorMomentsandFriendsofKey Largo Library. She also served as the Chair of the Monroe County Library Advisory Board.A long time Democrat, one of the highlights of her life was her work with the George Mc Govern Presidential Campaign. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Upper Keys NOW for the Maria Richardson Scholarship for an adult returning to school. Please make your check out to: Upper Keys NOW, and on the check note Maria Richardson Scholarship. Please mail to: Upper Keys NOW, c/o 188 Plantation Dr.,Tavernier, FL 33070. A celebration of Life will be held for Maria on Saturday,August 24th, 2013 from 2-4pm at the Key Largo Civic Club, 209 Ocean Bay Dr., Key Largo Florida 33037 (MM99.8 Oceanside, across the street from the Lions Club, behind Capitol Bank).In Loving Memory of Maria Theresa (Fenstad) Richardson
Wednesday,July 17,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Snorkelertries to get lobsterjumpAKey West man who tried getting an early jump on lobster mini-season Friday found out that doing so will land you with criminal charges. Officer Jimmy Johnson from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission cited Mitchell Ryan, 53, after seeing Ryan in the water around 1 p.m. at the White Street Pier in Key West. Johnson wrote in a report that he saw Ryan wearing fins, a mask and snorkel, and in front of him was a yellow pole spear and a blue bag on the ocean sea floor. In the bag were seven lobster, all of which were undersized and speared both violations of the law. He was given citations for possession of seven out-ofseason lobster, seven speared crawfish and seven undersize lobster. Awarning was issued for Ryans failure to possess a valid saltwater fishing license. Lobster mini-season runs from 12:01 a.m. July 24 to 11:59 p.m. July 25. The regular eight-month season opens Aug. 6.Illegal snapperAMiami man was jailed Monday for illegally taking fish under the south end of the Tavernier Creek Bridge. Juan Nolasco, a 40-yearold bricklayer, is charged with having seven undersized gray snapper and one undersized schoolmaster snapper, and possession of gray snapper over the bag limit after FWC Officer Janette Costoya found him with the fish. Hes also charged with resisting arrest, and admitted to driving with a suspended driver license. FWC Officer Bobby Dube said Nolasco and two men with him are in the U.S. illegally from El Salvador. U.S. Customs and Border Protection have immigration holds on them.Hes discovered with 7 illegals at White StreetCRIME FRONT Photo courtesy FWCThese are the illegal lobster found with Mitchell Ryan in Key West.Keynoter Staff D officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Monroe County Sheriffs Office and U.S. Coast Guard will watch for conservation and boating-safety violations. Well bring in additional officers from upstate, along with the lobstersniffing dogs, said FWC Officer Bobby Dube. The Lobster Information Booth, staffed by FWC and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary personnel, sets up at mile marker 106 on Key Largo, beginning Friday afternoon. Two dive-safety events have been scheduled (see related story) to curtail the number of people who die in pursuit of lobster. There was one Florida Keys fatality in the 2011 mini-season, after a rash of 12 deaths over the four seasons from 2005 to 2009. Divers will not see any new lobstering rules this year but need to avoid noharvest areas near shorelines on most Monroe County and municipal coasts from 12:01 a.m. July 24 to 11:59 p.m. July 25. Keys-specific brochures giving all the rules are available at the Lobster Information Booth, and most Keys dive shops and marinas. You can also go to www.myfwc.com/fish ing/saltwater/recre ational/lobster.Cops bolsterranksFrom Lobster,1A Canal cleanup gets the OKAs part of its ongoing budget discussion this week, the Key West City Commission directed city staff to set aside $150,000 to clean up the Sunrise Canal in New Town. Its possible a federal grant could cover the cost but Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan, who on Monday and Tuesday led commissioners through an annual budget overview, said the money hasnt been awarded so he cant include the amount in his calculations. Commissioners told Finigan to find the money regardless of the grant. The residential canal intersects with the Riviera Canal at the intersection of Flagler Avenue and South Roosevelt Boulevard. Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, a commissioner and mayor for nearly three decades combined, said the canal hasnt been cleaned since the late 1980s. He said television sets, shopping carts, bicycles, dead fish and no telling what else is floating and submerged in the canal. Part of the problem is people who live on the canal, he said. They have a habit of throwing their palm fronds and yard waste in the canal. Commissioner Tony Yaniz said the water in some places is only a foot deep and below the surface, theres 30 years of silt. The canal has to be taken care of. The five commissioners present at Mondays session (Mayor Craig Cates and Commissioner Mark Rossi were absent) unanimously agreed the canal needs to be cleaned but preferred a non-general-fund budget source like the grant. Commissioner Billy Wardlow suggested dipping into the $7.5 million from the citys October sale of part of the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa on Duval Street. We only budget for things that have occurred, Finigan said. If a requirement is going to be supported in part or in whole by a revenue source in the form of a grant, then we shouldnt bring it forward and put it in the budget. If were doing this regardless of grant funding, I need to find another source. Thats our problem. City Manager Bob Vitas stressed the need for buy-in from canalarea residents. Anyone who lives on a canal knows if they see something floating, they need to pull it out, he said. Its no different from debris on the right of way in front of your house. But they dont have the equipment to pull out television sets, Weekley said. Or 30 years worth or silt, Yaniz added.Now the issue is where to find funding for itBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis week the Key West City Commission decided to spend $150,000 to clean up the Sunrise Canal,which intersects with the Riviera Canal in residential New Town near the intersection of Flagler Avenue and South Roosevelt Boulevard.
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,July 17,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence.Mail:Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail:keyno email@example.com Fax:743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALTrail advertising will be intrusiveLETTERS TO THE EDITORToo much governmentAcity of Marathon ham-handed ordinance creates problems and expenses for businessmen, consumers and taxpayers alike. Take a look at the current state of affairs that is an offshoot of Marathons distance requirements for package stores. We now have potential lawsuits to go along with accusations of possible bribery, accusations of Planning Commission members using their positions to protect their business interests and city officials being sued, which will require taxpayer funds for litigation. All for what? What the distance requirement for package stores provides is protectionism for established businesses. Why should government be concerned how close to each other or how many package stores will operate in town? In a free market with unfettered competition, economic realities do the best job of regulation. Competition will give consumers the best prices and consumer demand will provide the optimum number and location of competing businesses. Package stores should share the same economic conditions as other businesses. Is government going to limit by distance how many fast-food restaurants or banks they will allow? I was at the City Council meeting when this ordinance passed, and remember Realtor Brian Schmitt asking if real estate offices would be limited by some future ordinance. I think he is still waiting for an answer.Jack Berrigan MarathonSay no to CustomsShame on the Monroe County commissioners, again. Bringing in U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Florida Keys Marathon Airport and eliminating the possibility of commercial air service is totally sinful. It is almost criminal to squander an asset paid for by the taxpayers and dispose of a valuable feature and eliminate potential future service to Keys homeowners and consumers. Local political pressure that facilitates favors their check-in return from out-of-country trips is a deceitful, devious ploy harmful to the property owners of this community. The tourism horse the Keys have been riding for years is getting very tired except for Key West. We cannot imagine the Realtors and chambers of commerce of the Middle and Upper Keys endorsing and supporting this venture as these areas, other the Key West, are becoming second-homeowner buyers for their getaways. Second homes are the future lifestyle of people who purchase Middle and Upper Keys homes and become snowbirds in the winter season and stay north in hurricane season except for an occasional trip down for some good fishing and boating. These are the people who could use the commercial air service and not for the occasional persons checking in and out for an out-ofcountry trip. Plus, wasnt Marathon asserting this community as a vacation destination? Right, without future insight and commercial air service, Marathon will continue to be the dont stop, dont look hurry-up area to Key West. It is past time for the government to downsize and keep its hands out of the taxpayerspocket. We elected the decision makes to use good judgment when deciding issues. But some decisions and choices they have been making lately do not pass the common-sense litmus test. Several issues such as the old Seven Mile Bridge and zip line at Crane Point should be decided by taxpayer referendum. Sometimes projects need to stand on their own foundation and not look to the government via the taxpayer to bail them out.David, Shirley Stonerock Grassy KeyActions warrant felonyThis is in reference to the article on KeysNet.com, Tampa man busted in Key West for scaring plane passengers. I am a retired airline captain, the husband of a retired flight attendant and the father and father-inlaw of airline pilots. If the report of his actions is correct (the passenger was charged with disturbing the peace), he committed a federal crime and should be charged accordingly: -63.110: Interference with Flight Crew Members and Attendants: Section 46504 of Title 49, United States Code (formerly section 1472(j) of Title 49 Appendix) sets forth the offense of interference with a flight crew member or flight attendant within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, which is defined in 49 U.S.C. 46501(2). The statute applies to any individual on an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States who, by assaulting or intimidating a flight crew member or flight attendant of the aircraft, interferes with the performance of the duties of the member or attendant or lessens the ability of the member or attendant to perform those duties. The statute provides for up to 20 years imprisonment, and further provides for imprisonment for any term of years or life if a dangerous weapon is used. Interference with a flight crew member or attendant is a general intent crime, and does not require a specific intent either to intimidate the flight crew member or attendant or to interfere with the performance of his or her duties. United States v. Grossman, 131 F.3d 1449 (11th Cir. 1997). Kenneth J. Korshin Key Largo Editors note: The letter writer is a former American Airlines pilot.Foundation comes throughJust a note of gratitude to Matt Helmerich and the family of the Helmerich Foundation (Oklahoma) for their recent donation that made it Christmas in July for the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter families. The generous donation from Matt and his four brothers at the Helmerich Foundation allowed the shelter to provide a bounty of goods and furnishings that were needed for the shelter. Venita R. Garvin, CEO Domestic Abuse Shelter Monroe CountyPunishment too lenientRe: the story: Fisherman gets jail for 781 pounds of illegal yellowtail. Did Judge Wayne Miller really let this guy go for the price of the fish sold at market? If he did, thats lame. The guy should have lost fishing rights for a year plus pay a fine, plus the fuel for the patrol boat for the day. The next guy will think twice. That guy stole everyones fish. Time to read about the environment, Judge Miller. Carlton Adams Doylestown, Pa. Key Largo Editors note: Miller also ordered the fisherman to serve 45 days in jail and six months of probation.Lets hope the corporate sponsors respect the reasons for trails, which are maintaining green spaceIn case you missed it, the Florida Park Service opened the phones this week for potential corporate sponsors interested in advertising along portions of the states greenways. Picture, if you will, mini-billboards promoting consumer products or cellular phone service or miracle cures for lumbago as you hike the Nature Coast Trail along the Suwanee River. Or how about a 16-square-foot sign at each trailhead promoting the latest diet pill or sleep aid along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail? Selling advertising space along Floridas heritage trails is an awful idea, but its the will of the Florida Legislature, which passed a law last year forcing the sponsorship idea on a reluctant Park Service staff. Samantha Browne, chief of the Department of Environmental Protections Greenways and Trail Foundation, spoke for many this week: People voiced their opinion strongly when this came out that they dont want this to be advertising and intrusive, and were going to do everything we can to make it not be. The corporate sponsorships involve all seven recognized trails in Florida, including the one in the Florida Keys. Interested sponsors had to participate in a DEPconference call on Monday. Fewer than 25 were on the line and some of those were government employees monitoring the discussion. DEPsaid the deadline to submit proposals is Aug. 8. We can only hope safeguards in place will prevent the worst possible sort of visual pollution on what are supposed to be, after all, nature trails not speedways designed to milk corporate cash cows. Yet another example of a Legislature thats out of touch with constituents. At least the law limits the language on the signs to: (logo) proudly sponsors the costs of maintaining the (name of greenway or trail). Other trails that will be impacted by the corporate sponsorships: Blackwater Heritage Trail, near Milton in the Panhandle; Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, south of Tallahassee; Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail in north-central Florida; Nature Coast State Trail from Cross City to Chiefland, crossing the lower Suwannee River; Withlacoochee State Trail, south of Dunnellon; and the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail through Central Floridas Green Swamp.Tweet this #@%&***While looking askance at the latest folly in Tallahassee, we didnt want to ignore this notice from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The state-backed insurer of last resort has opened a Twitter account, touting proudly that it has joined the online world of social media. Thats all we need tweets from the outfit that keeps raising windstorm rates at the same time it gives away millions to start-up insurance companies who contributed big donations to the governor and other right thinking politicians. Maybe an appropriate hash tag would be #youvegottobekiddingright?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. The terminal at the Marathon airport will soon house a U.S.Customs and Border Protection office.The airport hasnt had much luck with supporting commercial air service over the years.Mixed comments forPorterThe Monroe County School Board has given Superintendent Mark Porter what amounts to a B-minus in his first 11 months heading Keys public schools. Board members conducted their evaluations in June and Porter made them public Monday. The evaluation form asks 52 specific questions many of which board members didnt answer based on what they say is lack of information pegged to a five-point scale of 1, not acceptable; 2, developing; 3, proficient; 4, accomplished; and 5, distinguished. The board members gave Porter an average score of 3.51. The individual marks:Chairman Andy Griffiths, 3.58.Vice Chairman Ron Martin, 3.65.Ed Davidson, 3.33.Robin Smith-Martin, 3.46.John Dick, 3.55. In addition to scoring Porter the lowest, Davidsons evaluation contained the most critical comments, particularly regarding Porters ongoing strategic planning process, which Davidson contends is largely in-house personnel dominated and old-guard sponsored. He wrote that Porter failed to reach many elements of [the] non-school community who pay taxes. Griffiths only gave numerical scores for 12 of the 52 questions, by far the lowest response rate on the board. He noted on the form that in many cases associated with specific performance measures, its too early to judge. For instance, on the specific goal of Monroe County remaining an A-rated school district, Griffiths wrote that its too early to know the results because the state Department of Education has not yet released its latest letter grades for schools. Griffith praised Porters human resources and writing skills. Martin, who gave the highest marks, made few comments on his evaluation, mainly pointing out that Porter has a strong work ethic and needs to fill key positions in the district administration. Smith-Martin had no comments on his evaluation form. Dick criticized the whole concept of evaluating based on unknowns, writing that the process is ongoing and until its completed this evaluation is not an accurate judgment. Porter graded himself a 2.51 on a three-point scale, saying he doesnt believe he has had time to become accomplished or distinguished in any specific area since his hiring to the $150,000per-year job in August. Hes on a three-year contract.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSNonprofits are getting cutThe Key West City Commission, meeting for an all-day budget workshop on Monday, began its first phased cuts to social-service funding. The city has long provided taxpayer dollars to AARPin the Lower Keys, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Keys and the Guidance Care Center. In the 2012-13 fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, $42,955 is budgeted for those organizations. In budget discussions last year, Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan presented a plan, subsequently agreed to by commissioners, that would reduce the funding by 25 percent over four successive years until the earmark is gone. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, that means theres $32,216 to help fund the programs. Commissioner Tony Yaniz gave city staff a warning that I wont cut back on Boys and Girls Club again next year. He said the program is essentially for families that work in the service and tourism industries. The commission also agreed to fund the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter and mobile outreach program at the same level as this budget year, $444,118. KOTS, adjacent to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office headquarters on Stock Island, is a 140-bed homeless center thats open from sundown to sunrise. Its managed in partnership by St. Mary Star of the Sea Outreach Mission, the Guidance Care Center and Samuels House. That same consortium operates the mobile outreach program, essentially a specially equipped recreational vehicle that sets up at homeless hangouts and provides things such as rudimentary medical services, help getting state-issued identification, referrals for substance-abuse and mental-health issues, job referrals and access to transitional housing.Its 1st year of a 4-year rollbackBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYWEST
Wednesday,July 17,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:DEADLINE TO FILE BP CLAIM IS APRIL 22, 2014 WE ARE A LOCAL LAWFIRM WITH OVER A DECADE OF PRACTICING IN THE KEYS. CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM TO DISCUSS YOUR POTENTIAL CLAIM.Campbell & Malafy10887 Overseas Highway Suite #201 Marathon, FL 33050 Office: (305)743-2492 Fax: (305)743-2432email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.campbellandmalafy.comThings you need to know about your rights under the BP Oil Spill Settlement:This is a Court authorized and Court supervised settlement which BP entered into voluntarily, that in part, limits BPs liability for past and future damages resulting from the spill.BP has agreed in Court documents that Monroe County was in fact affected by the spill and that there may be future effects of the spill felt in the Keys.BP has agreed that Monroe County residents do not need to prove that the spill caused any loss it is presumed for businesses and individuals meeting the financial criteria.You are included as a member in this settlement unless you opted out or were specifically excluded; most Monroe County residents and businesses are included.As a member of the settlement, you must make your claim by April 22, 2014.You cannot simply wait and see. If you do not make a claim by April 22, 2014, your claim will forever be lost and you will release BP from any claim you may have had for both past and future damages.There is no cost to you to determine if you are a member of the settlement and entitled to compensation. We do not charge upfront costs or fees and if you do not recover you do not pay anything.If it is determined you are entitled to compensation you may also be entitled to several times that amount to compensate you for future losses.You may be entitled to compensation under the settlement even if you were previously denied. BusinessNEW ROTARY OFFICERSThe Key Largo Rotary Club installs its 2013-14 board of directors in a Sunday banquet at the Bayside Grille.They are (from left) Bill Andersen,Sara Hamilton,Mike Shipley,President Jennifer Miller,Ted Dreaver,outgoing President Katrina Lavene, Dave Andrews,President-elect Nancy Alvarez,Cheryl Powers,Jim Boilini and Secretary Cris Beaty.Treasurer Amy Pierson is not shown.Dreaver was named Key Largos Rotarian of the Year and Donny Fanelli the top first-year member.T-Mobile to allow frequent upgradesBy ANICK JESDANUN Associated PressEver worry about buying a new phone, only to see a better one come out just two weeks later? Phone companies normally make you wait two years before upgrading to a new device. T-Mobile will now let you upgrade twice a year for just $10 a month. T-Mobile US Inc. had already broken industry convention by ditching two-year service agreements and selling phones on installment plans. But T-Mobiles installment plans typically ran two years, as well, so customers had to wait that long for a cost-effective upgrade. With the new Jump plan, T-Mobile customers will be able to have those remaining payments waived. The plan includes insurance to cover lost or stolen phones, as well as damage. Think of the new Jump plan as extending the insurance to cover phone envy when something better comes out. Were going to attack what I believe is the single and most offensive wireless practice head on, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said. Two years is too long to be locked into phones. T-Mobile, the No. 4 U.S. cell-phone carrier, has been trying to differentiate itself from bigger rivals by shattering longstanding industry practices. In March, it dropped conventional two-year service contracts in favor of selling phones with installment plans. It has made the change a centerpiece of its marketing, calling itself the Un-carrier. T-Mobile said the new Jump plan is part of Phase 2 of Un-carrier. T-Mobile has also introduced new family plans without credit checks, so households without good credit ratings wont be charged more. The Jump plan became available Sunday and will cost only a few dollars more a month than typical phone insurance plans, T-Mobile said. But under Jump, customers will still have to pay a deductible ranging from $20 to $170 if a phone is lost, doesnt work, has water damage or has a cracked screen. In addition, customers who replace phones that arent lost or damaged will still have to pay the usual price for the device, typically $100 up front and $20 a month for two years for high-end phones such as the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S4. What Jump does is waive any remaining payments when someone decides to upgrade because a newer phone with better features is out. The customer does not get a refund on what was already paid. The new plan isnt for everyone. Lets say you decide to upgrade after 18 months instead of two years. Without Jump, youd have six months of payments to still make, or $120. Jump would have cost you $180 during those 18 months. You break even if you replace the phone at 16 months you have $160 left of payments, and you pay $160 for Jump. The cost is on your side if you update more frequently, but keep in mind you would still have to pay $100 up front for each new phone, on top of the monthly payments. So if you upgrade twice a year, thats three extra phones over those two years. The fourth is the one you would have gotten anyway when the two years are up. That works out to $540.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS BRIEFSRealtors hosting insurance forumMembers of the grassroots group Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe will give an update on windstorm insurance issues during a public forum set for Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Key Colony Inn in Key Colony Beach. The host is the Marathon & Lower Keys Association of Realtors, which is also kicking off a fundraising drive to help support FIRM. Information regarding wind and flood policies will be available. There will be free hors doeuvres and a cash bar.Credit union offers assistanceKeys Federal Credit Union has put in place a program to help federal employees in the Keys who must take unpaid furlough days as part of the federal budget sequester. If youre a member of the credit union, you can skip one payment on an existing loan for no additional fee; withdraw funds from your share certificate without penalty; and borrow up to $5,000 at 1 percent interest for 36 months, with your payment deferred until Sept. 1. To find out more, call 294-6622. Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESST-Mobiles strategy is to differentiate itself from other companies.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,July 17,2013 On all in stock inventory and our rental boats too!BIG SAVINGSSTARTS JULY 19THENDS JULY 21STFor more info: www.kayakfloridakeys.comFlorida Bay Outfitters, Inc.MM 104 Key Largo (305) 451-3018 Paddleboard Kayak & CanoeEnd of SeasonCLEARANCE SALE! CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 NOTICE OFHEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OFSPECIALASSESSMENTS FOR AVENUE K ROADWAYIMPROVEMENTSNotice is hereby given that the City of Marathon, Florida, will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the existing special assessments for roadway improvements against certain parcels of property located within the Avenue K assessment area within the city and approve the special assessment roll. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on August 13, 2013 at the Marathon Government Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the assessments and their collection on the tax bill. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City at (305)289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.The Assessments were originally imposed in 2009 to fund construction of roadway improvements in the Avenue K assessment area. The assessment for each parcel of property is based on the number of lots attributable to such parcel. Unless prepaid, the annual assessment will include your share of the principal, interest and collection cost. The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $1,402 per lot. Amore specific description is set forth in the Initial Assessment Resolution adopted by the City Council on June 9, 2009. Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolution, the plans and specifications for the roadway improvements, and the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. The City Council intends to collect the assessments in not to exceed ten (10) annual assessments, the first of which was included on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2009. Future annual assessments may be prepaid at the option of the property owner.If you have any questions, please contact Community Services at (305)289-5005. CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDAPublished Keynoter 7-17-13 Poll, troll zone shrinksNow through October, boaters headed to Snake Bight near Flamingo can motor through an additional quartermile of the Jimmys Lake access area. Summer raises water depths at the Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone near Flamingo, so Everglades National Park managers extend the one mile of idlespeed access through Jimmys Lake to 1.25 miles. The seasonal extension opened Monday and remains open through Oct. 31. Park Superintendent Dan Kimball said the opening shows the value of adaptive management that allows regulations to change according to conditions. The modification to the Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone serves as a great example of how knowledgeable park users and park managers can work together for the protection and enjoyment of Everglades National Park, Kimball said in a prepared statement. We have been able to identify a way to provide additional access, Kimball said, while also ensuring that the natural and wilderness resources in the area remain protected. The no-motor zone in Snake Bight, a shallow 9,400acre water body, was created in January 2011 after Florida Keys fishing guides and anglers urged the park to enact a prototype for other shallow areas in Florida Bay considered for motor restrictions. Birds and fish have increased in Snake Bight, managers and anglers agree. However, the areas where boats are not allowed to use combustion engines remain controversial. Boaters are required to raise their outboards and move by using paddles, push poles or small electric trolling motors. The lengthened Jimmys Lake access area, 1,000 feet wide, runs north off Tin Chan Channel. The area is marked by signs at the end of the current northern boundary of Jimmys Lake and three buoys at the end of the idle-speed extension area.For project information, go to www.nps.gov/ ever/parkmgmt/pole andtroll.htm.Snake Bight change remains until Oct.31LuLus wins liquorappealIt looks like the uproar over a license to sell liquor at LuLus Garden Grille in Marathon was for naught. The citys advisory Planning Commission dismissed an appeal Monday by resident Michael Dolan, whom the commission ruled doesnt have standing to appeal the restaurants right to sell hard liquor. The restaurant is at 75th Street and U.S. 1. Dolan said hes lived on 75th Street for seven years. He rents and doesnt live within the required 300-foot distance from LuLus to appeal. He provided the city proof he has a purchase contract on a separate building within 300 feet, but the commission ruled that under city code, only property owners can appeal such an application. If were going to proceed on this basis, we have a serious problem, said Bob Miller, attorney for property owner Claude Halioua and restaurant operator Sheila Lawyer. By all accounts, the appeal would have meant little to the outcome of the hearing, anyway. City staff recommended LuLus so-called use permit be approved with no conditions, while Dolan said he and other neighbors only wanted to address concerns about parking, hours of operation and live music. Miller says the outcome of the hearing is secondary to procedural issues he feels the city didnt follow. There was no standing for this guy to have the hearing, and despite our objections, [the city] persisted, he said. Miller even objected on Monday to Planning Commissioner Ralph Lucignano voting on the motion to dismiss. The Marathon Liquor & Deli owner and several other city officials are named in a lawsuit Miller said he planned to file in federal court Monday but didnt alleging a widespread conspiracy to monopolize the sale of hard liquor at package stores and protect the business interests of Lucignano and Mayor Mike Cinque. Both Lucignano and Cinque balked at the accusations made in the lawsuit. Lucignano recused himself from Mondays vote despite a Florida Commission on Ethics opinion stating he has the right to vote on items involving alcohol sales. But he said had he voted, he would have voted in favor of LuLus. City Planning Director George Garrett said with Dolans appeal dismissed, LuLus can begin selling liquor immediately. It needs only finalize an application with the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, he said. There are no plans to open a package store at LuLus right now, Halioua said. Liquors sales will be for onpremises consumption.Board rules mans appeal not allowedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONCost for vacant land: $317MWith a looming shortfall of more than $317 million needed to buy vacant land, Monroe County commissioners will be asked Thursday to think about new ways of raising a lot of money. Those concepts could range from a U.S. 1 toll to higher tourist taxes or even higher property taxes. County staff will seek direction on policy and funding strategies to address the potential future build-out challenges facing the Florida Keys during a 10 a.m. special meeting at the Harvey Government Center on Truman Avenue in Key West. At current spending levels for acquiring vacant Keys property set aside for conservation or because building permits have not been issued for them, a county staff report says, It would take approximately 272 years to generate the funds needed to buy vacant parcels in municipalities and the unincorporated county at the taxassessed value. The problem is, Monroe County may have only a decade to do it before running out of building permit allocations under existing Area of Critical State Concern laws. No final decisions are expected Thursday but commissioners will be asked to rate potential solutions so staff can focus their efforts. Monroe County and local municipalities must be able to show a 24-hour Keyswide evacuation time before a hurricane strike. An agreement signed last year with the state says a revised hurricane evacuation plan will allow the Florida Keys to issue 3,550 new-unit building permit allocations over the next 10 years and still be able to maintain the 24 hours. However, permit allocations could be halted in 2023 if there are too many residents to evacuate safely. The local government may face expensive taking lawsuits for denying owners use of private property. By 2023, Monroe County and the municipalities are calculated to have 7,814 undeveloped parcels. At an estimated cost of $40,664 per parcel (assuming no significant value increase), that says $317,748,496 would be needed to acquire the land. The calculations discount state contributions since the state [is] discontinuing its aggressive land acquisition in the Florida Keys. The Thursday meeting also will consider direction for an incidental take permit and associated Habitat Conservation Plan for the Key deer and other protected species on Big Pine Key and No Name Key. Aclosed session to discuss an active lawsuit also is scheduled. The County Commission holds its regular monthly meeting today, also at the Harvey Government Center. It starts at 9 a.m.COUNTY COMMISSIONZip-line variance upheldAfter a lot of technical and some not-so-technical arguments, the Marathon Planning Commission agreed on Monday that its within Planning Director George Garretts purview to issue a height variance for Crane Point Hammocks proposed zip-line course, and upheld his decision to do so. That decision came after a long debate about whether residents were properly told of the variance. The estimated $1.1 million attraction has numerous opponents, many of whom live in the subdivision surrounding the 63-acre nature center and museum at mile marker 50. Four such detractors appealed to the Planning Commission, arguing first that residents were not properly told of the proposed variance for up to four of the nine zipline towers, and that granting it goes against city rules. Beverly Welber and James Platt III of Marathon, Joan Borel of Summerland Key and Deb Curlee of Cudjoe Key appealed the variance. Monday, they were represented by attorney Henry Morgenstern. They argued that city code requires both written and posted notice for an administrative variance. Surrounding neighbors were mailed such notice but no notice was posted on the Crane Point property. Garrett claimed only written notice is necessary, but Morgenstern did reveal conflicting language in the code. If you look in the printed code, it only requires written notice within 100 feet and we sent it to 300 feet [along with notice for Crane Points] conditional use [permit]. Theres a table in another portion of the code that says posted and written, Garrett said. For more on this story, go to www.keysnet.comBy RYAN McCARTHY email@example.comMARATHONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COMWEDNESDAY,JULY 17,2013CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B What a dive We all know the Florida Keys have some of the most unique events anywhere, from the Worlds Longest Parade to Fantasy Fest to the Seven Mile Bridge Run and Jewfish Creek Bridge Run.Now,TripAdvisor says the Underwater Music Festival is among the 10 wackiest anywhere.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy. | Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 Introducing: 40% off Henriquez back in the foldThree days after being named baseball coach at Key West High School (for the third time), Ralph Henriquez was doing what he always does teaching kids to play the game. Attaboy, Mikey, way to pick it, he said to 12year-old aspiring first baseman Michael Mayor inside a batting cage Monday afternoon in a boatyard near the Garrison Bight Bridge. You make a play like that, you win the game at any level. Asturdy 55-year-old, Henriquez wore a green shirt and gray shorts, and was still basking in the outpouring of congratulations he has received since being named to the position on Friday. Wow, I was humbled, he said. People I dont even know have called me. That tells me that people are paying attention, and that this is really important. One of five applicants, Henriquez was selected by Principal Amber Bosco after being interviewed by a committee composed of Athletic Director Neda Preston, trainer Richard Fuentes, student activities director Jessy Archer, assistant football coach David Van Loon and accountant Jack Niles Jr. I have a very strong resume, said Henriquez, a 1975 Key West graduate who succeeds Miguel Menendez, who retired in the spring after eight seasons and a 120-94 record. Henriquezs resume includes leading the Conchs to three state titles two in the 1990s and one, at the end of his second stint, in 2005 (the schools 11th and most recent). He stepped down after that season, and went on to be a coach and catching instructor for the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees organizations.He coached one season at Belen Jesuit Prep in Miami, after which he was named coach of the year by the Miami Herald. He brought Belen to Key West that year and defeated the Conchs. In all, he has coached Key West baseball for eight seasons. Between 220 and 240, he said when asked how many Conch victories he has. During one stretch in the s, the team won 72 of 79 games and was ranked first in the country. He never had a season with fewer than 20 victories. He said he has sent 70 players to college and has developed 30 players currently in the Major Leagues. The other day, over the phone, Henriquez recalled the electric atmosphere of Rex Weech Field duringhis eight seasons: Conch baseball, when its clicking, makes this community come alive, Nothing compares to the environment of Key West High baseball when were winning. That environment, for the most part, was missing in recent years. Things are going to change, Henriquez said, promising that, in his no-nonsense style, fundamentals will be stressed and discipline demanded. There is no easy way its teach, prepare and win. I dont run a high school program like a high school program, he said. I run it like a college program with high standards. At the batting cage on Monday, as traffic whizzed by, the old catcher talked eagerly about getting the Conchs ready for summer games and camps, but quickly turned his attention back to the young kids he was tutoring. He was doing what he does best coaching baseball players.Baseball coach returning for his 3rd stintBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALLCoaching ranksfillIn addition to naming Ralph Henriquez as baseball coach, Key West High School has filled two other varsity coaching vacancies. Tony McDowell is the new boys basketball coach and Ashley James is the new softball coach. Last season, McDowell, 38, who works for the city of Key West, was the girls basketball coach, leading the team to a 5-6 record and making academics a priority. It was his first season as a head coach, although he has long been a Conch fixture helping coach both girls and boys basketball teams. He succeeds Anton Lopez, who was not retained after two seasons and a 26-11 record. Tony brings a tremendous amount of dedication to the basketball program, said Athletic Director Neda Preston. James, a former softball player at Key West High and at Florida A&M University, was an assistant coach under Steve Wells on this springs Conchs team. Wells retired after five seasons and a 54-62 record. James, 27, is coach of the under-14 Key West girls softball team.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST Photo by BERT BUDDENewly named Key West High baseball coach Ralph Henriquez takes a break inside a batting cage at a boatyard Monday off Eisenhower Drive. Its pretty sporadic offshore the KeysOffshore fishing is experiencing its typical midsummer ups and downs. The dolphin bite is sporadic, but the blackfin tuna has become consistent around the humps off the Middle and Upper Keys. As usual this time of year, its best to get out in the early morning or late afternoon, as the fish bite sluggishly in midday due to the intensity of the sun. The better bite right now is on the reef for yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snapper. All three are found together generally in the 40to 80-foot areas. The mangroves and muttons are more likely to take a larger offering than what youd use for the yellowtails. We like larger pieces of ballyhoo or, even better, live ballyhoo should they show up in your chum slick. Present one of these baits on the bottom and you should be rewarded with a tasty snapper dinner. Small pinfish are also working. For the yellowtail, the usual assortment of baits will do the trick. On another front, time flies when youre having bugs. Yep, its lobster miniseason again next Wednesday and Thursday. While being cautious and courteous to your fellow boaters, be mindful of the rules and regulations for lobstering. Be sure to have a legalsize dive flag (20 inches by 24 inches) flying from the highest point on your boat and visible for 360 degrees. Display your dive flag at all times when you have divers in the water and take it down when theyre back in the boat. At the same time, when you see a boat anchored but no dive flag, its safe to assume there are folks in the water and the boat owner forgot to display the flag. Keeper size lobster must have at least a 3-inch carapace (the distance from the point behind the eyes to the end of the torso where the tail section begins). The limit is six legal-size lobster per person per day. Pick up a copy of the full regulations at any dive or tackle shop.The weeks bestThe SeaSquared crew spent most of the week shallow-water catch-and-release shark fishing with families from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin, with upward of 15 to 20 lemon and bull sharks released on each trip. Atrip to the bay for the Kohler family, from Coral Springs, netted mangrove snapper and sea trout. And the Rodgers group, from Pittsburgh, had a productive day on the reef with nearly a limit of large mangrove snappers. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters in Key West, reports the tarpon fishing in Key West Harbor was fantastic, with lots of hookups and plenty of catches. Mixed in were yellowtails, Spanish mackerel and large sharks. Offshore, he found enough dinner-size dolphin to make the trip worthwhile. On one trip, they even fed a live, legal-size dolphin to a 250-pound blue marlin, only to lose it to a chafed leader.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47 bayside in Marathon. The contest runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (new summer hours) and will benefit the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship Fund. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquared Charters.com and http:// Facebook.com/Marathon Fishing.Try the reef for best chance at finding fishFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Don Rodgers,from Pittsburgh and Grassy Key,treats his daughter and her friends to a trip to the reef.They got tasty mangrove snapper to show for their efforts.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,July 17,2013 LivingMagazine fights child obesity 1 recipe at a time By MICHELE KAYAL Associated PressFor years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested. But by 2010, the time was right. Alarm over rising rates of childhood obesity was reaching new heights, as was awareness of the importance of cooking and eating real foods, not just for children, but for whole families and communities. Sampson seized the moment, launching ChopChop, a cooking magazine for children. And in the three years since, she has transformed a simple idea that getting children cooking is good for them into an award-winning quarterly that reaches some 2 million families. The concept is straightforward the magazine portrays real children eating real food that they can cook themselves with little or no help from an adult. The recipes are nutritious, ethnically diverse and inexpensive. Most of its circulation comes from free distribution by doctors during well child visits. It also is available by subscription, and in Spanish. We think about kids as beginner cooks, Sampson says, noting that her target audience is 5to 12-yearolds. We dont do kids food.We do simple dishes. If you had a 20-year-old who didnt know how to cook, youd teach them the same thing. The idea is that children who know how to cook and feed themselves will not have to rely on fast food and processed meals. And that families who cook and eat together have healthier lifestyles overall. Since its launch, ChopChop, which is based in Watertown, Mass., has become an industry darling. Renowned physicians stack its board of directors. The magazine relies on sponsorships, not advertisements, and receives its largest chunk of funding from footwear company New Balance, which has given more than $1 million. And in May the James Beard Foundation named ChopChop publication of the year. This year, Sampson returns to her cookbook roots. Sporting more than 100 recipes, ChopChop: The KidsGuide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family, will be published in August by Simon and Schuster. This is like a magnet for kids, says Barry Zuckerman, professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a member of Sampsons board of directors.Loud messageZuckerman says that 20 years ago he saw maybe two obese children a week in his practice. Today, he sees two to four a day. Afounder of Reach Out and Read, a 24year-old program that promotes literacy by giving books to children during doctors visits, Zuckerman responded immediately to Sampsons model. Advice is cheap, he says. Giving a oneor twominute lecture about healthy foods is nice, but when we give ChopChop, it really amplifies the message in a way that words just dont. Nothing in Sampsons public background would suggest that she was a nut for childrens health. Many of her cookbooks tackled single subjects, including party dips, ice cream, cookies and burgers. But her views had been formed while tending to her daughter, who was ill through much of childhood. (Her daughter, now 20, is fine, Sampson says.) Her ah-ha moment came seven years ago, when she read a newspaper article by Harvard pediatrician and medical school professor Donald Berwick that took the nations medical system to task. It was like I was reading for the first time about somebody who cared about what I cared about, Sampson said. I wrote an email to him and said, If I could work for you I would never write another cookbook again. Berwick wrote back. After dabbling in various health-related work, Sampson began approaching pediatricians with an idea to prescribe cooking during appointments. The enthusiasm was fierce and immediate, she says. She received more than 140 requests from pediatricians for the as-yet unborn magazine. She began raising money, collecting enough from companies such as Stonyfield Farm, Oxo and childrens hospitals to print 150,000 copies of her first issue. She parked her car on the street and kept 8,000 copies in her garage.Quick growthAfter that first issue, Sampson says, requests poured in from afterschool programs, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Indian reservations, food banks and more. THEDININGTABLE Associated Press photo by ELISE AMENDOLAChopChop founder and President Sally Sampson shows her publication Watertown,Mass.Sampson never set out to be the editor of an award-winning cooking magazine for kids.LIVING BRIEFSStuff the Bus gets under wayIberiaBank branches throughout the Keys are accepting donations of school supplies for the United Way of the Florida Keysannual Stuff the Bus school-supply campaign. Through July 31, the offices will accept crayons, pencils, erasers, markers, glue sticks, lined notebook paper, composition notebooks, student scissors, two-pocket folders, index cards, highlighters, ballpoint pens, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, rulers, calculators and backpacks. They will be distributed to children within the Monroe County School District who might not otherwise have access to new school supplies to start classes in the fall. Last year, 18 schools in the county benefited from the United Way drive. Donations can be dropped off at IberiaBank at 12640 Overseas Highway, Marathon; 5601 Overseas Highway, Marathon; 1075 Duval St., Key West; and 1000 Kennedy Drive, Key West.City party takes place SaturdayNothing says summer like a community party. The Key West Police Department Police Athletic League is teaming with the Monroe County State Attorneys Office and others to throw a bash Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Nelson English Park, 300 Catherine St. The free party will feature games, food, bounce houses, a basketball tournament and more. There will be pool activities.Fest applications are now availableThe theme of Fantasy Fest 2013 is Super Heroes, Villains and Beyond, and organizers of the events parade want potential participants to start thinking creatively. The parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 26 down Duval Street in Key West. Applications are available for download at www.FantasyFest.com and are due no later than the close of business Aug. 16, 2013. Rules and requirements are included on the form. Afloat-building workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa. Float drivers and a team representative from each approved entry will be required to attend a safety briefing Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Pier House. To find out more, call 296-1817.Griffin discusses Darwins theoryBob Griffin from Inference Ministries in North Carolina guest lectures at 7 p.m. tonight at the First Baptist Church of Marathon at 200 62nd St., Marathon. The topic is Should Christians Believe in Evolution? Griffin is a deacon at the Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C. To find out more, call 743-5134.Health fair today at Key Largo hotelThe Upper Keys Century Business and Womens Club is holding a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Key Largo Holiday Inn, mile marker 100. Partners include the Area Health Education Center and Mariners Hospital. Speakers are Kimberly LaValle, community health coordinator for the Area Health Education Center; and Dana Hartley, a dietitian from Mariners. Free services include screenings for osteoporosis, skin cancer, blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass. There will also be information on quitting smoking and clinical breast exams. CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 NOTICE OFHEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OFSPECIALASSESSMENTS FOR SERVICE AREAS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 AND 7 (Including Little Venice)Notice is hereby given that the City of Marathon, Florida, will conduct a publichearing to receive public comment on the existing wastewater assessments against certain parcels of property located in the city and approve the special assessment roll for service areas 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (including Little Venice). The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on August 13, 2013 at the Marathon Government Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the assessments and their collection on the tax bill. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City at (305)289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The Assessments were originally imposed in 2008, 2009, and 2011 to fund construction of wastewater collection and treatment facilities. The assessment for each parcel of property is based, in part, on the number of equivalentdwelling units attributable to such parcel, and, in part, on the number of connectionsattributable to such parcel. Unless prepaid, the annual assessment will include your share of the principal, interest and collection cost. The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $415 per EDU and $93 per Connection for Service Areas 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, and Little Venice is levied at $308.82 per connection. A more specific description is set forth in the Initial Assessment Resolution adopted by the City Council on June 24, 2008 and June 9, 2009. Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolution, the plans and specifications for the wastewater collection and treatment facilities, and the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. The City Council intends to collect the assessments in not to exceed twenty (20) annual assessments, the first of which was included on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2009. Future annual assessments may be prepaid at the option of the property owner.If you have any questions, please contact the Wastewater Utility at (305) 289-5005.CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDAPublished Keynoter 7-17-13 CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 NOTICE OFHEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OFSPECIALASSESMENTSNotice is hereby given that the City of Marathon, Florida, will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of special assessments against certain parcels of property located in the City. The hearing well be held at 5:30 p.m., or as soonthereafter as the matter can be heard, on August 13, 2013, Marathon GovernmentCenter, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed Assessment Area and assessments. In accordance wit the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City at (305) 289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim records is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The assessments have been proposed to fund the on-going maintenance of stormwater collection and treatment facilities. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based, in part, on the number of equivalent residential units attributable to such parcel.The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $120.00 per ERU. Amore specificdescription is set forth in the Preliminary Assessment Resolution adopted by the City Council on July 27, 2010. Copies of the Preliminary Assessment Resolution and the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.The assessments will be collected on the non-ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which many result in a loss of title.If you have any questions, please contact Stormwater Utility at (305)289-5005.CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDAPublished Keynoter 7-17-13
Wednesday,July 17,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com LIVING BRIEFSSenior driving class offeredAn AARPdriver safety class for motorists older than 50 is planned for July 22 in the Upper Keys. The refresher course is designed to teach drivers how to accommodate their driving styles to account for the aging process. There is no test or driving required; membership in AARPis not necessary. The class is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office 50 High Point (mile marker 88.7 bayside), Plantation Key. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP gradates. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers, $14 for others. The fee includes a workbook. To find out more, call 852-1620.Sheriffs Officeschedules cleanupsMonroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay has scheduled community cleanups for later this month on Stock Island and in Marathon, and invites anyone who wants to help to participate. Theyre set for July 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. between Murray Marine and the Key Haven boat ramp on Stock Island (call Capt. Gene Thompson at 745-3184) and the same day and same hours at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, mile marker 50 (contact Sgt. Dennis Coleman at 289-2430). Keys fest among nations wackiestUS1 Radio held its 29th annual Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key Saturday morning. The event might not seem so odd to us anymore, but outside the Keys is another thing. Last Wednesday, the travel website TripAdvisor named the Underwater Music Festival among its wacky summer events in the U.S., as chosen by TripAdvisor editors. Now in its 29th year, hundreds of aquatic aficionados show up to dive and rock out under the waves at this submerged songfest, they wrote. Music is broadcast into the ocean from Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats. With Salute to the Rolling Stone Crabsas the theme, divers dressed in the likes of Mick Jawfishand Keith Pilcharddip under the water to perform hits including HonkyConch Womanand other marine melodies such as the BeatlesYellow Submarine. The other nine: Wayne Chicken Show, July 12 to 14, Wayne, Neb. Travelers are encouraged to fly the coop and make their way to this fowl-festival where they can enjoy feather-filled fun. Those looking to test their cluck can enter a range of competitions including an egg drop where contestants attempt to catch an egg without cracking it, the chicken legs competition, a hardboiled egg eating contest, and the national cluck-off in which contestants have 15 seconds to ruffle the judgesfeathers with their best chicken impersonation. Pierogi Fest, July 26 to 28, Whiting, Ind. Located 20 miles south of Chicago, the annual Pierogi Fest recognizes the Eastern European lineage of many Whiting residents as more than 200,000 visitors gather each year to sample the cultures delicious dumplings. The festivities begin with the International Polka Parade featuring the Twirling Babushka Brigade.... World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, July 27, Heber Springs, Ark.Since 1987, buoyant builders have gathered on the shores of Sandy Beach to try their best to stay afloat. Using corrugated cardboard, individuals and teams launch their vessels into the 200-meter course, all vying for the coveted Pride of the Fleet given to the greatest engineering marvel, or the Captains Award, presented to the most creative. Rain Day Festival, July 29, Waynesburg, Pa. Dating back to 1874 when a local farmer claimed it always rained on his birthday, folks have gathered in Waynesburg on that day every year to wish for a washout. Since then, this day has developed quite a following and has even received bets from the likes of Muhammad Ali, Fred Rogers and Jay Leno. Now in its 139th year ... Rain Day attractions include live entertainment, dozens of craft and food vendors, games for children, and a series of competitions including a sponge bucket relay and an umbrella decorating contest. Cheeseburger in Caseville, Aug. 9 to 18, Caseville, Mich.Inspired by Jimmy Buffets hit song Cheeseburger in Paradise, this summer celebration offers a complete set list of well-done fun including the anticipated Parade of Fools and multiple stages featuring Buffet tribute bands. Travelers can chow down on both classic and creative cheese-topped patties and later waste away the day with ice-cold margaritas. Weird Contest Week, Aug. 12 to 16, Ocean City, N.J.Aspiring Michel angelos can partake in a variety of sculpting contests where a multitude of materials are used including French fries, paper clips and saltwater taffy. National Lentil Festival, Aug. 16 to 17, Pullman, Wash. Known for its robust lentil production, the Palouse region celebrates its protein-packed produce with this annual celebration now in its 25th year. Legume lovers visiting the two-day soiree can enjoy a scoop of the worlds largest bowl of lentil chili served from a 350-gallon stainless-steel vat.... Walker Art Centers Internet Cat Video Festival, Aug. 28, Saint Paul, Minn. Now in its second year, the cats out of the bag when it comes to this frisky festival that highlights the Internets best cat videos. Crowds will be treated to a collaboration of films and live music as winners will be announced in several cat-egories, all leading up to the crowning of the coveted peoples choice for the Golden Kitty Award. BugFest, Sept. 21, Raleigh, N.C. Entomology enthusiasts will bug out at the variety of entertainment offered at this pest-ful party hosted by the Museum of Natural Sciences. Travelers can learn about the creepycrawly creatures through displays around the museum, stump the experts by bringing in an unusual bug to identify, or have their face painted to resemble a stag beetle during theinsectival.LOWERKEYSOthers include bugs,lentils Mike Limerick and mermaid Sarah Brunner entertain at Looe Key on Saturday.They were among the people who went out with Strike Zone Charters.PRNewswire New car too pricey? Used-car prices dropping Is that new set of wheels out of your price range? Used cars have gotten more affordable, especially if youre looking for a small car or a hybrid. Used car prices have been falling since 2011, and theyre expected to decline gradually for the remainder of this year. Thats good news for those joining or reentering the workforce, or anyone else who might find a payment on a new car too steep. There is some volatility. Prices for used cars are typically higher at the start of the year, when dealers buy cars at auctions in advance of the spring selling season. They decline as the year goes on. The price of a 3year-old car fell 4 percent between April and June, estimates Alex Gutierrez of car-pricing company Kelley Blue Book. Used-car dealers get many of their cars from auctions run by companies like Manheim, a division of Cox Enterprises of Atlanta. The average price for a used car at auction was $11,031 in June, down 6 percent from its peak in May 2011, Manheim reported this week. The 2011 peak was the highest price Manheim had seen since 1995, when it began collecting data. At Manheim-run auctions, banks and auto company financing operations sell cars that have come back after leases expire. Rental car companies and car dealers also sell cars there. Dealers buy the cars, mark them up and sell them for a profit. Auction values also help set prices for individuals who want to sell their cars at the market rate. In 2009, new vehicle sales fell to a 30-year low of 10.4 million. Two years later, used cars were in short supply and prices got so high that it made sense for consumers to buy new. Things have turned around. New car sales picked up starting in 2010 and now there are far more used cars in the pipeline. Buyers shopping for a 3year-old used car can expect to pay 25 or 30 percent less than the manufacturers suggested retail price for a current new model. The average retail price of a used car fell by $1,000 per car in the last half of 2012. Gutierrez expects a similar decline in the second half of this year. Keep in mind that used car prices vary widely based on the age of the car and the miles it has been driven. The price declines will be gradual. While more inventory is helping to lower prices, demand is rising as more people get jobs and need vehicles for work. Gutierrez estimates that a 3-year-old car cost an average $19,000 in June. By comparison, a new car averaged $31,663 last month. Thats up $307 or around 1 percent from April. Used cars are big business. Every year around 40 million are sold in the U.S., compared with 14 or 15 million new cars. If youre looking for a used car, check prices online and then decide whether you want to go through a dealer or through an individual. Private sellers will often give you a better deal, but dealerships offer certified pre-owned cars that have gone through inspections and may offer better warranties.Some examplesHeres what you can expect to pay right now for 2010 model-year vehicles, according to Kelley Blue Book: Small cars. Prices on the smallest and most fuel-efficient used vehicles fell rapidly between April and June as gas prices moderated and carmakers enticed buyers with deals on new models. The price of a 2010 Toyota Prius fell 15 percent over the last three months, from $18,600 to $15,800. Prices of small cars like the Honda Civic and Ford Focus are down 8.5 percent. The average price of a 3-year-old small car was $13,000 in June. Midsize cars. The value of midsize cars like the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata have been hurt by the arrival of several new or redesigned models that hit the market in the last year, including the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. Prices for used midsize cars are down 6.9 percent to $14,503. Luxury cars. Luxury cars held steady, with used-car prices falling just 1 percent to $28,692. But Gutierrez expects a steeper drop in July, when luxury vehicle values tend to fall as owners anticipate new models coming in the fall. Small and midsize SUVs. Prices of hot-selling midsize SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are down just 4 percent, to an average of $20,581. Small SUVs like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-Vare down 7 percent to an average of $17,548. Trucks. Pickup trucks are in demand, as small businesses replace older trucks. Prices for used fullsize pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado stayed flat between April and June, at $21,854. Prices of small pickups like the Toyota Tacoma are down 1 percent to $17,119.Its good time to hit dealersBy DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated PressON THE ROAD ONL Y $56.00 2x2COLOR AD(actual size shown)Back to School ServicesCars Trucks Restaurant Specials Anything at all!Lets get your HO T DEALS advertised! Publication: Sat.,July 27 Deadline: Mon.,July 22(305) 743-5551 EVERYSATURDAY UNTILFALL! Associated Press photo by RON CAMPBELLUsed cars have gotten more affordable,especially if youre looking for a small car or a hybrid. Florida Keys Business Cards
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,July 17,2013 George M. Botelho, M.D.Board-Certi edDiplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society Disorder of Muscles & Joints Arthritis & Related Problems Hip, knee, foot and ankle Sports Medicine Trauma Correction of Deformities Spine & Spinal Surgery Joint Reconstruction & Replacement Arthroscopy & Arthroscopic Reconstruction Shoulder, elbow and hand305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671 Overseas HwyMARATHON5701 Overseas Hwy #3Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Study: Later retirement may avoid dementia By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated PressNew research boosts the use it or lose it theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimers disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. Its by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged all things known to help prevent mental decline. For each additional year of work, the risk of getting dementia is reduced by 3.2 percent, said Carole Dufouil, a scientist at INSERM, the French governments health research agency. She led the study and gave results Monday at the Alzheimers Association International Conference in Boston. About 35 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimers is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5 million have Alzheimers one in nine people age 65 and over. What causes the mind-robbing disease isnt known and there is no cure or any treatments that slow its progression. France has had some of the best Alzheimers research in the world, partly because its former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, made it a priority. The country also has detailed health records on self-employed people who pay into a Medicare-like health system. Researchers used these records on more than 429,000 workers, most of whom were shopkeepers or craftsmen such as bakers and woodworkers. They were 74 on average and had been retired for an average of 12 years. Nearly 3 percent had developed dementia but the risk of this was lower for each year of age at retirement. Someone who retired at 65 had about a 15 percent lower risk of developing dementia compared to someone retiring at 60, after other factors that affect those odds were taken into account, Dufouil said. To rule out the possibility that mental decline may have led people to retire earlier, researchers did analyses that eliminated people who developed dementia within 5 years of retirement, and within 10 years of it. The trend is exactly the same, suggesting that work was having an effect on cognition, not the other way around, Dufouil said. France mandates retirement in various jobs civil servants must retire by 65, she said. The new study suggests people should work as long as they want because it may have health benefits, she said. June Springer, who just turned 90, thinks it does. She was hired as a full-time receptionist at Caffi Plumbing & Heating in Alexandria, Va., eight years ago. Id like to give credit to the company for hiring me at that age, she said. Its a joy to work, being with people and keeping up with current events. I love doing what I do. As long as God grants me the brain to use Ill take it every day. Heather Snyder, director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimers Association, said the study results dont mean everyone needs to delay retirement. Its more staying cognitively active, staying socially active, continue to be engaged in whatever it is thats enjoyable to you thats important, she said. My parents are retired but theyre busier than ever. Theyre taking classes at their local university, theyre continuing to attend lectures and theyre continuing to stay cognitively engaged and socially engaged in their lives.TO YOUR HEALTHCHELSEA GOES HOMEContinuing to work keeps brain sharper More than 100 people gathered at Bahia Honda State Park Saturday morning to send Chelsea,a loggerhead sea turtle,back to the ocean.Chelsea was found floating off Big Pine Key in mid-May.She had a stomach impaction and since then had responded well to treatment and a healthy diet of squid and fish. 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Wednesday,July 17,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 559819 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2009-CA-01442K ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA REED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA REED; CHARLES SCHWAB BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 14, 2013, and entered in Case No. 44-2009-CA-01442K, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. is Plaintiff and PATRICIA REED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA REED; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CHARLES SCHWAB BANK, N.A.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST in MONROE County, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1 AND THE WESTERLY 23 6" OF LOT 2, SQUARE 28, IN THE KEY WEST REALTY COMPANYS SUBDIVISION OF TRACT 21, AND SALT POND LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5 AS LOTS 13 AND 14 IN BLOCK 26, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day June 2013. AMY HEAVILIN As Clerk of said Court By Shonta McLeod As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com Published July 17, 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 568731 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessels to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on Jul 25, 2013 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B33464 1983 TROJAN; Reg# 928557; Hull ID# TRJWD0050883; Located at: ARNO LAMB 599 MORRIS AVENUE Key Largo, FL 33037 (770)262-6868; Owner: ANDREW JACKSON & HOLLIS I CHAPPELL 5575 SW 6TH STREET MIAMI, FL 33134; Customer: ANDREW JACKSON & HOLLIS I CHAPPELL 1343 CASTILE AVENUE CORAL GABLES, FL 33134; Lienholder: NONE; Lien Amount: $45,000.00 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vessels contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published July 10, 17, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 573150 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on July 18, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. at 126 Bimini Drive, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published July 13, 17, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 575114 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 7/30/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2001 GMC JIMMY UTILITY VIN# 1GKCS13W012207222 Published July 17, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 576960 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on AUGUST 14, 2013 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 2004 CHEVROLET VIN: 3GNEK12T64G126501 Published July 17, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter LABRADOODLESand Abyssinians Greatfamilypet, smart,softwavyfleececoat Noshed/hyponeutervaccchip Parentstested 352-636-1545 www.vintonvalley.com LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551 HUGE ESTATE SALE MM 90 Sat., 7/20 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Furn., appl., marine, no clothing. All must go! 429 S. Coconut Palm Blvd. NO EARLYBIRDS!MARATHON, SAT 9-2 Moving onto my boat! All must go! Furniture, household, tools, 10 x10 shade canapy, more! 1111 Sombrero Blvd. YARD SALE: 480 BEACH RD Tavernier. HHP, MM 93. Sat., 7/20. 8:00 3:00. Db. door Whirlpool refrig. w/ ice maker $450. Kenmore stove $200. Sofa, love seat, other furn. & lots more! DBL. DOOR WHIRLPOOL refrig. w/ ice maker. $450 Kenmore Stove $200 Call (305) 852-7669 RECUMBENT BIKE Very good condition Asking $300 Call (305) 942-9176 83" Leather sleeper sofa. Never used. Lime color. $300. 305-743-4863. Marathon. MovingSale 1yearold furniture:Whitewicker4piece bedroomsetwith interchangeablecolored panels,sofabed,reclining loveseat,linentower,5x6 oceanwavepicture,andother items.Callforviewing.786899-3091or786-440-0234 RATTAN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS 36" x 54" glass top. Brown cushions. Exc. cond! $300 (Cost new $1500). Call or text 305-731-3212, KCB. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. 2008 50" TOSHIBA TV Large wood dinning room table w/ 8 chairs. Dressers, night stands, 4 king size beds. Call (305)731-0600 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. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,July 17,2013 a bcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON A dult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 MM 99 SHARE MY HOME Looking for responsible person to share my 3/2 house in Key Largo. Your room is lg., 11 x 11, & has adjoining bath. The house has lg. mod. kit. & huge living rm. for you to share. $900 / mo., incl. elec. water, Sat. TV, W/D & internet. F/L/S, ref. req., no pets. (305) 240-1405. MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A /C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. Lease. $695 + electric, cable. 305-900-0113 MM 100 Warehouse and or office With bathroom 305-522-6598 A vailable office or desk space. A ttractive 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 Centennial Bank Part-time Tellers Big Pine & Summerland Key branches We are seeking candidates for part-time Teller positions. Must be flexible and able to work weekends. Teller experience and/or excellent customer service skills required. To apply, please go to http://www. my100bank.com/careers. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V CARPENTER & LABORERS Must have tools and car. 305-731-8872 EXPD CARPENTERS Must have own transportation, hand tools, tool pouch, past employment ref. No drunks or drugs. 289-7655, Marathon. PLANTATION BOAT MART is now hiring an energetic, professional person for our Parts Dept. Apply in person at 90400 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Lobster Boat needs crew member to put out traps and fish the season. Must have strong back and be reliable. 305-872-9026 Boat cleaning/maintenance. Must have valid drivers lic. Marathon area. Call (305) 434-5473 HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED English reqd. Apply in person Blackfin Resort 4650 O/S Hwy, Marathon. 743-2393 SET-UP CREW Party Rental store in Marathon needs help setting up tents & party equipment. Some heavy lifting reqd. Must have valid D.L, excellent people skills and be available weekends. Good pay! Please call 743-4466 or apply 7601 O/S Hwy HOUSEKEEPER for small waterfront motel, F/T. Prior exp, & bi-lingual a plus. Apply in person at The Pelican, 99340 O/S Hwy, Key Largo. Housekeeping; Maintenance positions, part time, in Grassy Key. Must have experience and transportation. Call 305-289-1414. Lobby Concierge MM48 Hammocks. $500-600/wk. @ 30 hrs. Benefits in 90. Get Ap at Front Desk. Career oppty. act today. Manager for small motel in Key Largo. Prior exp & bi-lingual a plus. Strong interpersonal skills and organized with references. Send cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.MATECUMBE RESORT is hiring a Part Time Maintenance Person. Must work weekends. Send resume to: email@example.com RESORT HELP Immediate openings! Front Desk Reservations Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707 The Hammocks At Marathon has the following 3 positions available: Expd Line Cook & Grill Cook; Seasonal Bartenders & Activities Person (previous camp counselor, swimming, arts & crafts exp. a plus). Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. EOE/Drug Free Workplace 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 CaptainWanted Parttime position,KeyLargoEcoTour boat,BaysideRetiredpersons preferred.Fulltimeresidents only305-394-7422 Floridakeyz@aol.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. IMMEDIATE HIRING Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm. NOW HIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. STORE CLERK Seafood retail experience preferred. Marathon location. Please call for interview 305-304-5992 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797Plumber/Sewer Installer With backhoe experience. Marathon area. Clean DL req. Pay for experience. Call 305-743-4245 or email: jm @3rdgenerationplumbing.comKENNEL CAREGIVER Animal care duties reqd. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual that loves to work with animals and people. F/T or P/T. Evening and weekends required. Call Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 743-7099 22 ANGLER w/ TRAILER No motor. $5000. Call (305) 942-9176 for more info. Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 44 HOUSEBOAT 3 Bouys Sunseeker. Excellent condition. $29,000. Marathon. Call Ken 253-677-7431 RESERVE YOUR SLIP NOW! Summer Special $450/mo. Sombrero/Dockside Marina, www.sombreromarina.com 305-743-5663, 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 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada 39 FITZ FISHING BOAT Powered by 3406 Catepillar, 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.com HidesforSale CowHidesfor SaleforStoneCraband LobsterFishing.Bagged Trimmingsalso.Fullloadscan bedelivered.CallHAKHides at352-804-8194forpricing. 352-804-8194 LOBSTER TRAP HAULER 3/4 HP electric motor, heavy duty stand & table. Dual batteries. $1,200. Call 745-2604 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA Great motor & ice cold A/C. Good cond. 189K miles. New tires. $2,700. For more info please call 305-731-6635 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2005 GMC YUKON DENALI Loaded! $12,2000 Call (305) 619-0572 chevysilveradoforsale white2004chevysilverado extendedcabwith58,100 miles.;excellentcondition newbattery,wipers,relay switchandoilchange. speedometerisbroke. call305-340-9710$9,000305340-9710 firstname.lastname@example.org CLEANING SERVICES Residential Home Cleaning (786) 908-6957 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/C Windswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 ELECTRIC Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002ISLAND DOG PETSITTING Service / my home or yours. Reasonable rates. Call Linda at (305) 923-6738. MM 103 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! S k i l l e d C a r p e n t e r s & L a b o r e r s W a n t e d Tools&Transportation amust! P l a n t a t i o n K e y A r e aC a l l ( 3 0 5 ) 8 5 2 8 0 0 0 MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit.Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapistProvidingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealthand substanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.FloridaLicense Required:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.CaseManagerCoordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultsintheLowerKeys. Bachelor'sinHumanServicefieldand1yearexperiencerequired. Full-time.RNPerDiemNurses PartandFullTimefortheCrisisStabilizationUnit/DetoxUnitin Marathon.Specialincentivesoffered.FamilyInterventionSpecialistScreen,assess,referralandlinkageforindividualswithsubstance abusedisordersand/ormentalhealthissuesintheLowerand MiddleKeys.Co-locatedbetweentheGuidance/CareCenterandDCF offices.Bachelorsdegreeinamentalhealthdisciplineandwithat leasttwoyearsofrelevantexperiencerequired.CAPand/orMasters preferred.Full-time.BehavioralHealthTherapist Providingservicestochildren&familiesatschoolsandclient homesinthelowerKeyscommunity.Mastersrequired; licensedpreferred.Fulltime. BehavioralHealthTherapist Providingsubstanceabusepreventionservicestochildrenat CoralShoresHighSchool.Mastersrequired.FloridaLicensed preferred.Full-time.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences;3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningpriortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@hr -email@example.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply Deliverournewspapers inearlymorninghours inKeyWest. Formoreinformationcall 305-852-3216Ext.21Needtomake someextracash? CityofMarathonCodeCompliance OfficerPleaseseewebsiteforadditionalinfowww.ci.marathon.fl.us IHOPofMarathon UnderNewManagementNowhiringforallshifts: CooksServers ManagersBussersHost/HostessApplyinpersonto 6495OverseasHwy,Marathon orcall305-743-5952 TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. 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