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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 27,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.60 25 CENTS Fun close to homeIf youve never been to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson,youre missing out on a great adventure.Story, 1B Conch StyleDesigners unveil their 2014 swimsuits during posh events at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.Column, 1B County taxes staying stableBudget writers for Monroe County say property tax rates for 2013-14 can decline even though the tentative county budget rises by more than $40 million. Monroe County commissioners settle in to review the proposed $414.75 million budget Monday and Tuesday in 10 a.m. sessions at the Harvey Government Center in Key West.County Administrator Roman Gastesi attributed the 10.8 percent increase from last years $374.16 million spending plan to major infrastructure and capital projects.Under the submitted budget, property taxes raise about $75 million toward the countys overall general fund, which goes to day-today operations. The starting budget achieves the aggregate property tax rollback rate of 3.9125 mills, or $3.92 per $1,000 of taxable assessed property value.At that rate, a property in the unincorporated county with a taxable value of $300,000 would pay about $1,176 for Monroe County services, including the Sheriffs Office. That does not include property taxes levied for schools, mosquito control or other special districts.The current county budget imposed a 4.035 millage. The rollback rate of 3.9125 reflects the millage needed to raise the same about of revenue $75 million as in the prior year, factoring in higher property values. Changes requested by the commission make the new 437-page budget easier to understand, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said Friday. Starting at the rollback rate is a very good sign, Murphy said. But everyone has to understand that the cost of everything is going up, just like it goes up for everything in your house.Since 2010, we have reduced the ad valorem tax levy by $10 million, Gastesi said in his report to the commission. Other revenue sources include sales taxes, fuel taxes, state revenue sharing and fees for licenses and services.To maintain the countysCommissioners tackle 2013-14 budget in meetings next week in Key WestCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comCancerunites communityThe closely knit Key West community is rallying around the Bradbary family, whose youngest member, 2-year-old Tiberius, was diagnosed with lymphoma on July 18. Lymphoma is a cancer of the blood marked by an abnormally high division of white blood cells, which are central to the bodys immune system. Tiberius received his first round of chemotherapy the day after his diagnosis and on Friday morning was returning to Miami Childrens Hospital for more treatment. The family has insurance but father Landon Bradbary, 37, a bartender at The Porch on Caroline Street, said they received two denial letters this past week. This is not unexpected, he said. I have no energy or time to focus on this. My goal is to help Tiber beat this, not fight companies. Upon hearing of Tiberius diagnosis, family friend Jeremy Hackworth quickly put together a fundraising website through www.go fundme.com As of Friday, 363 donors had contributed $25,810. Hackworth said the goal is raising $50,000.Fundraising follows diagnosis of 2-year-oldBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTGarcia wades in on controversiesU.S. Rep. Joe Garcia says he wont let negative press get in the way of doing his job for his constituents in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.Garcia spent Friday morning touring the Lower Keys and Marathon aboard a Florida Keys Mosquito Control District helicopter, learning about how the district operates from Director Michael Doyle and other staff. The 26th District Democrat, elected in November, has come under fire from prospective 2014 Republican opponents after it was revealed in late May that his then-chief of staff, Jeffrey Garcia (no relation), and Communications Director Giancarlo Sopo were involved in a scheme to request absentee ballots online for roughly 500 voters in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary.Its not distracting at all. We dealt with everything and explained it and moved forward and thats all we can do. Obviously people need something to talk about, Rep. Garcia said.Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall, who has said hes running against Garcia, had requested Gov. Rick Scott appoint a special prosecutor to the investigation because, MacDougall said, MiamiDade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is taking too long to press charges if warranted. The Governor denied that request on Thursday.Garcia has denied involvement in the ballot scheme and said an internal investigation is nearly complete.Our investigation is going to be relatively limited because I dont think a lot of people talking to the state attorney or under the state attorneys scrutiny are about to sit down with my private attorney to do this. But everybody as far as I understand has been up front and has dealt with this issue, Garcia said. One of Garcias main issues in Washington, D.C., is immigration reform, andCongressman talks ballots and immigrationBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPOLITICSVULTURE HEADS HOME Maya Totman,who runs Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue on Big Pine Key,releases this rare albino vulture,which was dropped off at the group on July 5.It had serious neurological issues, and with time and supportive care,the obvious symptoms seemed to abate.After weeks of rehabilitation,medications and healthy eating,she was ready to fly back to nature. Few problems during mini-seasonGin-clear water and calm winds Wednesday made for perfect bug-hunting conditions on Day 1 of the twoday lobster mini-season.But the wind picked up slightly on Thursday, making visibility poorer and, in turn, the lobsters harder to spot.Thursday also produced the sport seasons only death. According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, a 52-year-old Pennsylvania man died while scuba diving near Davis Reef off Plantation Key.The season ended at one minute before midnight Thursday, but as of Thursday afternoon, plenty of tickets for undersized lobster or for being over the six-per-person-per-day limit were written. But there were no arrests, said Officer Robert Dube, spokesman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tens of thousands of people are drawn to the Keys to fish for lobster either by snorkeling and diving for them, or by catching them with bully nets.Stephanie McCray, Ruth Lopez and Bre Cohen went on the hunt Wednesday afternoon after traveling all the way from Orange County, Calif. They were with a group of 20-something friends that included Caterina Corsinni from Tampa and Chris Griffith and Bryan Carter from Atlantic Beach near Jacksonville.This is my seventh year coming to the Keys for lobster season, Carter said. We stay in Islamorada every year. We went to Marathon once, but there is more stuff to do here at night.Lon Cowart and his son Clay come to the Keys every year for mini-season. This year they brought along friends Courtney Abbott, Hayes Wood and Ledian Nunez. By 1 p.m. Wednesday, they caught 28 lobsters. Two more and theyd reach their legal limit. Utica, N.Y., residents Bill Lachut and his wife Lou Ann were visiting friends Chris Pittinaro, Bobbie Flash, Cortney, Cory, Joe and RobThe usual violations are citedBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comLOBSTER MINI-SEASONTwo-year-old Tiberius Bradbary,here with mother JoEll,is being treated for lymphoma, a cancer of the blood.Key West residents have responded with a fundraising campaign that has garnered more than $25,000 in donations in just one week.See Cancer,3A See County,3ASee Garcia,2ASee Lobster,2A GARCIA
Zdanowicz in South Florida. Pittinaro and the Zdanowiczes are from Broward County, but they say they always come to the Keys for mini-season. We come here every year with our friends, said Bill Lachut. We love it.The recreational lobster hunters spoke with me while I was tagging along with Dube and fellow FWC officers Bill Belz and Investigators Racquel Daniels. But not everyone we encountered on Wednesday was so happy to see the FWC patrol boat, and throughout the day it became evident that the daily life of a conservation officer can go from exciting and fun to frustrating and dangerous in a moment.While cruising between the mangroves at full plane, Dube had to quickly slow the center consoles twin Evinrudes to avoid hitting a houseboat anchored in the channel.Ahoy there, Daniels yelled to the houseboat as the patrol boat slowed next to the vessel. Two young men and a boy emerged from inside looking confused. There were two young men in the water with a dive flag looking for lobsters. Belz told the crew of the rented houseboat that anchoring in the channel is like camping in the middle of the highway. Later in the afternoon, the FWC crew spotted bubbles coming up from the water telltale signs that divers were below, but there were no dive flags in the area. After drifting slowly from the bay side of the Tea Table Bridge to the ocean side searching for the divers, one man surfaced. He told the officers his dive buddy was in the water but did not know where.The officers asked him to board the patrol vessel while they searched the area. About 20 minutes later, the missing diver was spotted near a boat anchored on the ocean side of the bridge. There were two snorkelers nearby in the water and two people on the boat. Dube and his crew asked everyone to get in the boat.Even though the party was reunited, the divers troubles were just beginning. One man had 16 lobsters in his dive bag 10 over the limit. One of the bugs was slightly undersized. The other diver told Dube he dropped his bag by accident. He was told to go down and get it. When he came up, he had nine lobster in his bag. The men explained they thought they could fish for everyone else on the boat, but Dube explained that having the lobsters in a bag meant they were in the diverspossession. They were cited for being over the limit and having the undersized lobster. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,July 27,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.9380 SUN.9282 MON.9282 TUES.9182 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSales-tax holiday starts on Aug.2Retailers expect an even bigger year from savvy discount shoppers as some hightech gear has been added to the states upcoming threeday break from sales taxes on back-to-school items. Certain clothes, shoes, wallets, bags and backpacks costing $75 or less and school supplies costing $15 or less will be included in the sales-tax holiday, which lawmakers approved for Aug. 2 through Aug. 4. For the first time, personal computers, digital readers, tablets and select accessories costing $750 or less, as long as theyre not used for commercial purposes, are covered. The Florida Retail Federation expects additional hiring by some businesses and says electronics companies have already started lowering the prices on laptops and tablets to fit under the $750 benchmark to be sales-tax free. The tax break, as has been in the case in previous years, doesnt apply in theme parks or at airports or hotel gift shops.The retail federation also expects businesses will start to include sales inserts in newspapers starting this Sunday.The state Revenue Estimating Conference has estimated the tax break will cost Florida $28.3 million in revenue, with local governments out $6.4 million. News Service of Florida 617 Front St., A-34 Key West Dave Wiley (305) 942-6210www.DaveWileyProperties.com Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience Daves timeshare listin g in Key West JUSTSOLD! If you are ready to Buy or Sell your piece of Paradise, call Dave today. Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com ABBEY Pauline Abbey 95, went to be with Jesus on July 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her soul and life mate, Howard Pop Abbey. She lead a long and colorful life. Her life travels have taken her from serving her country as a Navy Nurse in WWII, to her personal travels including living in Singapore, extended visits to Hong Kong, Africa, and New Zealand. She eventually made her home in the Florida Keys. Surviving family include her son Howard (wife) Cindy, grandson, Franklin all of Lexington, Georgia, and a brother, Luther Albert of Madison, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, Athens, GA are in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com NELSEN Clifford D. Nelsen "Cliff", 85, of the Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo Florida Passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013 at home after a brief illness. The younger of two sons, Cliff was born on August 30, 1927 in Des Plaines Illinois, to Daniel Bertram Nelsen, and Loretta Althea Nelsen (nee Davis). Cliff graduated from Maine Township High School in 1945 and The Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering in 1950. Upon Graduation, Cliff joined the Merchant Marine and served on a number of ships in the Caribbean. In 1954, Cliff joined the crew of the Arctic exploration vessel "Schooner Bowdoin" (Captained by Admiral Donald B. Macmillan) as Chief Engineer for its final expedition. He also served as photographer, and as a reporter for the Des Plaines Suburban Times, chronicling the expedition for the newspaper. Ironically, while reporting on the expedition, Cliffs editor was none other than Cleon Fulle, whom he would marry in 1955. Cliff joined the family business "Nelsen Steel and Wire Company", joining his Father, Daniel, and his brother Daniel Jr. Cliff moved through the ranks of the company, becoming President in 1967, until his retirement in 1994 as Chairman. At the time of his death, he continued to serve as the companys Chairman Emeritus. In addition to the family business, Cliff served as a City of Des Plaines Alderman, chairing its Police Committee. In Washington DC, Cliff served on the Commerce Departments Industry Sector Advisory Committee 7, which advised the Secretary of Commerce on trade matters. He was also on the board of Des Plaines National Bank, Plaines Bank, and Roberts Industries. Cliffs professional affiliations included the Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute (Chairman), TheSteelServiceCenter Obituary archive available at: keysNet.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ Ocean Reef Club Medical Center Foundation, 50 Barracuda Lane, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo FL, 33037, or the Hospice of the Florida Keys, 92001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier FL, 33070. In memory of... NELSEN Clifford D. Nelsen "Cliff", 85, of the Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo Florida Passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013 at home after a brief illness. The younger of two sons, Cliff was born on August 30, 1927 in Des Plaines Illinois, to Daniel Bertram Nelsen, and Loretta Althea Nelsen (nee Davis). Cliff graduated from Maine Township High School in 1945 and The Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering in 1950. Upon Graduation, Cliff joined the Merchant Marine and served on a number of ships in the Caribbean. In 1954, Cliff joined the crew of the Arctic exploration vessel "Schooner Bowdoin" (Captained by Admiral Donald B. Macmillan) as Chief Engineer for its final expedition. He also served as photographer, and as a reporter for the Des Plaines Suburban Times, chronicling the expedition for the newspaper. Ironically, while reporting on the expedition, Cliffs editor was none other MNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-= than Cleon Fulle, whom he would marry in 1955. Cliff joined the family business "Nelsen Steel and Wire Company", joining his Father, Daniel, and his brother Daniel Jr. Cliff moved through the ranks of the company, becoming President in 1967, until his retirement in 1994 as Chairman. At the time of his death, he continued to serve as the companys Chairman Emeritus. In addition to the family business, Cliff served as a City of Des Plaines Alderman, chairing its Police Committee. In Washington DC, Cliff served on the Commerce Departments Industry Sector Advisory Committee 7, which advised the Secretary of Commerce on trade matters. He was also on the board of Des Plaines National Bank, Plaines Bank, and Roberts Industries. Cliffs professional affiliations included the Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute (Chairman), The Steel Service Center Institute (Life Member), the Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute (Auxiliary Member Chairman), the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (Associate Member Chairman), the American Iron and Steel Institute, The Young Presidents Organization, the World Presidents Organization, the Chief Executive Organization, The Economic Club of Chicago, the World Business Council and the Illinois Manufacturers Association. Cliff was a member of the Ocean Reef Club, The Ocean Reef Yacht Club, The Key Largo Anglers Club, The Barrington Hills Country Club, the Chicago Yacht Club, the Hundred Club of Cook County, and the Hundred Club of Monroe County. An avid yachtsman, Cliff led many Ocean Reef Yacht Club trips to the Bahamas during his retirement, and led the organization as its Commodore in 2000-2001. Cliff was also an accomplished fisherman, big game hunter, beekeeper, baker, skier and candle maker. Cliff is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cleon Delores Nelsen (nee Fulle) "Lee"; their four children, Christina (Straw), C. Davis, Carol (Maurice), and C. Daniel;and 11 grandchildren A memorial is being planned for late fall, and will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: The Ocean Reef Club Medical Center Foundation, 50 Barracuda Lane, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo FL, 33037, or the Hospice of the Florida Keys, 92001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier FL, 33070. he made headlines this week after admonishing U.S. Rep. Steve Kings (RIowa) perceived antiHispanic comments during a House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing Tuesday.King said that for every young, undocumented immigrant who becomes valedictorian of his or her high school, there are out there that weigh 130 pounds and theyve got calves the size of cantaloupes because theyre hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.Maybe Mr. King did us a favor, Garcia, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said Friday. I think most people of good conscience would never feel that way. Im happy that I forced [House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] and [House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)] to take a stand, and the White House to take a stand.Doyle and Mosquito Control Commissioner Jill Cranney-Gage spent the trip from Key West International Airport to Florida Keys Marathon Airport filling Garcia in on issues like the muchpublicized planned release of genetically modified mosquito in Key West and the districts inability to spray adulticide on Big Pine Key because of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerns with a pair of potentially endangered butterfly species.Garcia then toured the district hangar and office on 107th Street in Marathon before Doyle gave a short presentation. Doyle highlighted operations advances and gave Garcia a look at district spending over the past decade.Garcia was set to spend the rest of Friday and part of Saturday in the Keys. Garcia assails KingFrom Garcia,1AUsual citations issuedFrom Lobster,1A Photo by DAVID GOODHUECrew aboard an FWC patrol boat checks the legality of lobster caught by divers off Islamorada.Key s lead s tate i n boat c r a s he sMonroe County led all 67 Florida counties in 2012 in the number of both boating accidents and accidents involving personal watercraft, according to a report released Thursday.Data compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows that Monroe had 100 boating accidents last year resulting in five deaths and 61 injuries. Combined property damage was $1.09 million.Coming in at second is Miami-Dade, which had 81 crashes causing three deaths and 35 injuries. Combined monetary damage was $2.3 million. Monroe had 23,863 registered recreational boats and 26,461 registered overall. That includes commercial fishing boats, dive charters and the like. For personal watercraft such as Jet Skis, Monroe saw 22 accidents causing 20 injuries (no deaths) in 2012. Combined damage was $212,250. Miami-Dade was second with 17 PWC accidents. In that county, they caused two deaths and 14 injuries, and combined damage of $51,300. Monroe had 1,535 personal PWCs and 357 rental PWCs registered with the state last year. Overall statewide, there were 704 reportable boating accidents, 55 boatingrelated fatalities and 386 injuries. There were 901,969 boats registered statewide. Many of these deaths were due to victims falling overboard and drowning, the FWC report says. A large number of these deaths could have been prevented if the victims had worn life jackets. In fact, the report notes, 42 percent (22) of the 2012 boating deaths were falls overboard. The leading cause of death was drowning (62 percent).One in seven happened here the past yearON THE WATERKeynoter Staff Diver dies near Davis ReefAPennsylvania man died Thursday while diving off Plantation Key in the Upper Keys. The 52-year-old man, Christopher Johnson of Camp Hill, Pa., was diving from a private boat with two friends in the area of Davis Reef. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Bobby Dube says Johnson was diving for lobster, but Monroe County Sheriffs Office Deputy Becky Herrin says there is no evidence of that.She said the man and one of the friends were diving together when the victim signaled he wanted to surface. The two did just that but as the friend was removing his gear, he looked back and saw the victim had slipped back under the surface, Herr said.The friend went back in and pulled Johnson to the boat but he was unresponsive. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started and 911 was called as they headed to shore. They got in at the Tavernier Creek Marina, where paramedics took over and took the man to Mariners Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.UPPER KEYS Subscriptions 743-5551
Saturday,July 27,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com CALLING IT QUITS! Duane Hopkins Retirement Sale10am 7pm Monday Friday 10am 6pm Saturday 11am 5pm Sunday2728 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-295-9279 COMFYCHAIRS$197 QUEEN MATTRESS SETS$187 RECLINING SOFAS50-60% OFF 1032 100th St. Ocean Marathon This home was LISTED and UNDER Contract in JUST 12 days! To get your home sold or if you would like to invest in property here in the Florida Keys, give me a call today! Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationRobin KluckBROKER ASSOCIATE(305) 360-2073www.marathonFLhomesforsale.com 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050Open 7 Days AWeek 384 East Seaview Dr.Duck Key I LISTED & SOLD this home on Duck Key in just 55 days! Looking to BUY or SELL on Duck Key, call me today! Visit DuckKeyDuo.com. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Debra GrillBroker Associate(305) 481-0971 Open 7 Days AWeek This is just to help, he said. I hope they dont need a dime of this and blow the whole wad at Disney World when everythin g is fine. Lets make money one thin g they dont have to worry about.There have also been a number of happy-hour types of fundraisers hyped on social media site FaceBook, where supporters of Tiberius have replaced their profile pictures with an ima g e of li g ht sabers from the Star Wars films Tiberiusfavorite crossed into a letter T.Describin g his familys love of Star Wars, Landon said li g ht-saber battles around the house are a common activity that he and his wife JoEll, 37, a staffer at the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens, share with Tiberius. The outpourin g of support is just amazin g , Landon said. Each and every event I am truly thankful for. So many people have donated their time and talents to my little boy. It isnt always the money, thou g h. Its every messa g e of support, every time I see the li g ht saber Tcome up on a feed, every person who has taken the time to g ive me a hu g a hi g h five, a kind word. I cant thank you enou g h. At the end of all this, Tiberius wont just be our son. He belon g s, a little bit, to everyone in this fi g ht. On, Tuesday Braza Lena, 421 Caroline St., is hostin g a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. and donatin g all tips and sales to the Bradbarys.Residents rally for TiberiusFrom Cancer,1A tax rate, Gastesi proposes to move $5 million from the countys reserve and tap $52.7 million from state loans and bonds backed by the infrastructure sales tax. The remainin g reserves are well within a county policy of havin g more than four months of operatin g money, Gastesi said. That sum includes $10 million specifically set aside for hurricane emer g encies.After several years of ti g ht bud g ets caused by the economic downturn, Gastesi proposes to forward projects that brin g economic and quality of life benefits to our citizens.That includes work on the Cudjoe Re g ional sewer system, a revived pro g ram of roadway and brid g e repairs, a new $3 million Marathon library, $5.7 million for a fire-trainin g facility on Grassy Key and a Summerland Key fire station, and $17 million for courthouse work in Key West and Plantation Key.The final hearin g on the new bud g et and tax rate takes place Sept. 12 in Key West.Bud g et shapes upFrom County,1A Rowell s : $4.5 millio n $5 millio nBuyin g the ei g ht acres of the Rowells Marina property on Key Lar g o would cost around $5 million, two appraisers reported to Monroe County.The second appraisal of $5 million arrived Wednesday from James Wilson of the Appraisal Co. of Key West. An earlier appraisal of $4.5 million was sent to County Administrator Roman Gastesi by Callaway & Price.The current owners of the bayfront site at mile marker 104.5 could not be reached by press time. The lon g time marina property has been made available as an events venue since it was purchased as a potential condominium site for $6.5 million in 2005.The planned 136-unit housin g project hin g ed on obtainin g county and state approval to move development ri g hts from Lower Keys areas, which ran into le g al problems and public opposition. Development plans were shelved durin g the real-estate downturn, and Rowells has remained empty.Upper Keys residents, includin g leaders of the Key Lar g o Chamber of Commerce, have pushed for the county to acquire the site as a waterfront recreation area.Concerns over potential costs of purchase, improvement and maintenance have been raised at Monroe County Commission meetin g s.The two appraisals were ordered to determine if were even in the ballpark, Gastesi said.KEY LARGOKeynoter StaffCouncil rejects Ecolod g e proposalIslamoradas Villa g e Council struck down an ambitious environmentally themed hotel proposal Thursday ni g ht. Mayor Ken Philipson was the only member of the fivemember council to vote in favor of movin g forward with the Islamorada Ecolod g e. He ar g ued the project, which would have up to 70 units, would brin g much-needed jobs to the villa g e. Well, they just dont come out of nowhere, Philipson said, referrin g to hospitality jobs. In principal, villa g e plannin g staff and all five council members support the project, presented by Fort Lauderdale architectural firm EDSA, but they ar g ue it presents too many environmental challen g es and could be unfair to existin g local hotels and motels. Senior Planner Kevin Bond said EDSAs plans show cuttin g -ed g e g reen techniques the likes of which have not been seen within Islamorada. Ive never seen a project of this caliber come throu g h, Bond told council members. Its very impressive. Rand Gentry, with EDSA, said the property at mile marker 83 on the Old Hi g hway has been ne g lected for up to 90 years and is overg rown with exotic invasive plants and trees. He said much of the project would brin g back displaced native habitat. EDSA, on behalf of the Bonefish Trust, the firms client and owner of the 8-acre property, wants to restore the hardwood hammock and wetlands, replant native species and build the hotel units in clusters throu g hout the property. The property also contains man g roves and a sandy beach. The Ecolod g es tar g et tourist would be wealthy and lookin g for a unique experience. Ani g hts stay at the Ecolod g e would cost up to $500, Gentry said. But g ettin g it off the g round is a difficult and lon gre g ulatory process. EDSA was seekin g approval of a text amendment to the villa g e buildin g code creatin g a new cate g ory called eco sustainable lod g in g . Proposed projects would be g raded based on how much unique Keys ecolo g ical habitats contained on the property that need improvement. As is now, the property is zoned native residential, which allows one house. Even if the council passed the text amendment Thursday ni g ht, EDSA would have to take its plans to several state a g encies and then back to the Villa g e Council for a second vote. Gentry said he is not sure if the Bonefish Trust wants to continue tryin g to g et the text amendment. Bond said EDSAwould have to be g in the process from scratch if it wants to move forward.By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADAOverall, Keys schools g rade out wellMonroe County public schools received a mixed ba g of letter g rades based on annual statistics released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. This round of school g rades covers the 2012-13 year for elementary, middle and non-hi g h-school combination institutions. Theyre based on an array of information, includin g standardized test scores, overall learnin g g ains and g ains for the lowest-performin g 25 percent of students. In Key West, Horace OBryant Middle School dropped from an Ato a B, as did Poinciana Elementary School and Gerald Adams Elementary. Glynn Archer Elementary, which closed as a school this year, dropped from a C to a D. Su g arloaf School maintained its ratin g while Stanley Switlik Elementary in Marathon improved from a B to an A. Key Lar g o School and Plantation Key School both maintained Aratin g s. On the public charter school front, Si g sbee Elementary and Key West Montessori both maintained their Aratin g s, as did the Treasure Villa g e Montessori in Tavernier. The Bi g Pine Academy improved from a B to an A. The state Board of Education, which sets policy for the Department of Education, voted 4-3 earlier this month to allow movement of only one letter g rade. For more information on school g radin g includin g local and statewide schoolby-school g rades, visit www .schoolgrades.fldoe.org .By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSWeb extrasKeysNet.com is your primary source of Florida Keys news and if you visit there,youll the following extras not in todays paper:A report examining reconstruction of Horace OBryant Middle School faults the School District for sloppy record-keeping.Also,a new parking lot there will cost $331,000.A contractor files to run for the Utility Board of Key West.Marathons enterprise funds money not raised from taxes should be stable in 2013-14.
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,July 27,2013* Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. 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The Long Key Fishing Club was formed by famed western novelist and fishing enthusiast Zane Grey,who served as its first president from 1917 to 1920.By 1929,club members included President Hoover and later President Franklin Roosevelt,Andrew Mellon,William Hearst and baseball legend Ted Williams.The history of the club will be the topic Monday at a Matecumbe Historical Trust program set for 6:30 p.m.at Island Community Church,mile marker 83.Historian Irving Eyster will present a slide show with photos of the club,which boasted its own train depot and 75-room hotel.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALPurge of voters is just wrongLETTERS TO THE EDITORTeach respectWhat I cant believe I am hearing from our adults is that any man has the right to wear a hoodie and not be harassed or profiled. I was taught by my father to live and think defensively. Do not put yourself in a dangerous or precarious position. I would rather teach that philosophy than say you can look like a criminal and it is your right not to be profiled. Did you also say you could wear your pants down to your butt crack with your underwear showing and you will get that job on your merits and not your appearance? Or that good-looking girl will not notice your pants down to your butt and will still go out with you on a date? Aman of Mediterranean descent walks through the airport in a pilots uniform and is looked upon with the respect of his accomplishments and responsibilities. Another man of Mediterranean descent walks through the airport in a hoody and is wearing sunglasses. Context matters. Parents, friends and mentors need to do a better job to teach, prepare and thus protect our youth from themselves, as it always has been; nothing new. They are kids. You are the adults. Daniel Mahoney Key Colony BeachFloridas not safeMy teenage son and I have made two fantastic trips to Islamorada to fish. We have had amazing times meeting the wonderfully hospitable people and experiencing the natural beauty of the Keys. We decided to make this our annual tradition, one that I would one day hopefully be making with my future grandchildren. Weve come to love Islamorada and even fancied ourselves as regulars at the Island Grill, Mas and the Lorelei. Unfortunately, the idea that we could be legally killed by anyone who felt threatened by us has made us realize that Florida isnt a state that we would feel comfortable visiting again. This also goes for trips my wife and I make to Miami to attend Art Basel. Until Florida suspends its Stand your Ground laws, we shall not return. Nicholas Thatos Manhasset, N.Y.Floridas secretary of state moves ahead removing people, and the motives remain suspectTwo people looking at the same set of facts come up with widely divergent views of what theyre seeing. Not surprising, perhaps, if it were about a minor vehicular accident, but what if the dispute over facts involves disenfranchising thousands of Florida voters? On Friday, state Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) blasted Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who announced that Florida is moving ahead on a voter-roll purge now that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on a challenge to the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, a three-judge federal panel dismissed a federal court challenge over Floridas 2012 voter purge at the request of Detzners office. This is the first shock wave of the Supreme Courts devastating decision crashing into Florida, said Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, one of the groups that had sued the state to halt the purge last year. The ACLU argued that Florida was required to submit its plans to the U.S. Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act. Thats known as pre-clearance.Last month, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 vote that the formula used to select states and localities for pre-clearance approval meaning, any change to election procedures must be cleared by the Justice Department was based on 40-year-old data and thus, unconstitutional.Joyner weighed into the fray on Friday, saying Floridas voter purge targets minority voters. Its no coincidence that the majority of voters targeted in the first round tended to be Latinos and blacks, most of whom voted Democratic, she said. And there is no reason to believe that his second round wont target the same.Detzners office said the state is moving ahead in order to remove non-citizens from Floridas voter rolls.When Round 1 was imposed last summer, thenMonroe County Elections Supervisor Harry Sawyer reported lots of errors in purge lists provided by the state.Ultimately, out of nearly 50,000 registered voters in the Keys, Sawyers office found only one registered voter who was not a legal citizen. Which raises the question of whose set of facts do you believe? Last year, Florida officials produced records with hundreds of thousands of suspect names drawn from Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles records. In the end, it turned out only 2,700 voters statewide were required to show further proof of citizenship hardly the massive voter fraud that state lawmakers said was running wild. Sawyer, a former police officer, summed up his skepticism about the purge last year, describing the states list of suspect voter names as old and not accurate, adding I know probable cause when I see it, and it has not arrived. Good to remember the next time you hear the secretary of state talk about massive voter fraud in Florida. Thank a DemocratOn the Fourth of July, we celebrate Independence Day in Key Largo with a fabulous parade. Many organizations participate and this year there was a large turnout of spectators.The Upper Keys Democratic Committee produced a fairly typical political float with our partys elected officials on display, most notably U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, who represents all of us here in District 26. One thing that made our parades political entry unique is that we chose to give away 575 bottles of ice cold water, in addition to candy, to the crowds along the parade route. Our chilled, refreshing libation was heartily appreciated by our friends and neighbors of all political affiliations.Were not the first group to ever do this, but we point it out because this act illustrates one of the integral elements of being a Democrat, that of compassion for our fellow human beings.The late George McGovern wrote that almost every great federal program put in place since World War II was conceived by Democrats. Among them: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the food-stamp program, the Voting Rights Act, Head Start, the Peace Corps, the National School Lunch Program, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, collective bargaining laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.If you take a look around you right now, theres a pretty good chance that you or someone close to you has benefited from these compassionate federal programs. Compassion its what makes us tick.For more information about the Upper Keys Democratic Committee contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sue Cunningham, Neal GoldenUpper Keys Democratic Committee Key LargoOutpouring appreciatedAfew weeks ago, I sent a letter to the editor in regard to Forgotten Felinesfinancial situation.Forgotten Felines is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cat rescue group in the Middle and Lower Keys, founded in 1997 with the mission of introducing and implementing a trap/neuter/release program, helping abandoned and stray felines in need, and assisting low-income residents with food for cat colonies they were feeding.In January 2011, I took over as president of this wonderful organization, consisting exclusively of volunteers and supported solely by charitable donations. Due to the organizations financial situation, it became necessary to put the trap/neuter/release program on hold earlier in the year and we were increasingly concerned that we might be forced to the point where it would not be possible to continue feeding the more than 500 stray and abandoned cats on a daily basis any longer. I was in tears at the responses we received after the letter to editor was published and even more so when I heard how generously people had responded. Local people, as well as people outside the Florida Keys, started to send donations. Richie Moretti, founder of the Turtle Hospital, graciously offered to match up to $5,000 in pledges. With the help of some of our wonderful volunteers, we held the Feed the Cats Purrsday pledge event on June 27. The results were beyond anything we had imagined.Forgotten Felines, and I as the organizations president, cannot thank everyone enough for all their help, support and donations. Thanks to you, we are able to revive the trap/neuter/release program and will be able to continue to provide stray and abandoned felines with food and veterinary care.If you would like to take a more active role in our wonderful organization as a volunteer, donor or sponsor, or serve as a board member, please visit our web site, www.keysforgottenfelines.org or call 743-2520. Thank you again to everyone who pledged and donated. Jessica Mintz, president Forgotten Felines MarathonReport: Old Seven Mile in poorshapeApair of state inspection reports released Wednesday dont exactly paint the historic old Seven Mile Bridge connecting Marathon to Pigeon Key in the most positive light. The state Department of Transportation reports were compiled in May and November 2012 and provided to Monroe County Commission members in early May. The 202-page and 132page reports include dozens of photographs documenting concrete spalling underneath and on the spans decking, severe rusting of the bridge railing and numerous other issues. Theyre basically page after page documenting deficiencies with various aspects of the 2.3-mile bridge. On Page 10 of the November report, a general bridge recommendation suggests shutting the bridge down completely. Only pedestrian and bicycle traffic is allowed now. Based on the visual inspection results and the advance section loss found in the structural steel elements, it is recommended to properly retrofit or replace the entire superstructure of the bridge, the report says. It is recommended to close the bridge until the superstructure is properly retrofitted or replaced. DOThad refused to release the reports, citing national security. But the county sought the opinion of the court and Chief Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin ordered the reports released. The reports could throw a wrench in negotiations between DOTand Monroe over ownership of the bridge. Its well known the state wants to wash its hands of the liability, but the county wants DOTto cover the majority of an estimated $18 million bill to refurbish the decking. The state has agreed to cover half that cost, but the countys latest offer was to split the second half 70-30 with DOTand pay $2.7 million. That amount was included on a $57 million list of future infrastructure projects the commission agreed on in June. Commissioner Danny Kolhage has been vocal about the county not taking ownership of the bridge. The report and the attached picture all speak for themselves. The public can look at them and make their own judgment, he said. The county hired Omaha, Neb.-based architectural, engineering and consulting firm HDR Inc. to review the complicated reports and provide a plain-language interpretation to the commission by Aug. 30. HDR is being paid $16,000. No matter what, Kolhage said I still dont think its a liability Monroe County ought to take on. Mayor George Neugent wants the old Seven Mile repaired. He said hes reserving judgment until the HDR report is available. I want all the information on the table and have it explained by our independent engineer. Then the discussions will start in earnest, he said. The city of Marathons participation in the project assuming the bridge is repaired was slated to be financing upgrades to Sunset Park at the east end of the bridge. But City Manager Roger Hernstadt said the inspection reports would likely mean the city removing plans for a novel project from the citys proposed 2013-14 budget. The budget includes a placeholder to contract with Weiler Engineering Corp. to study the feasibility of a tunnel or pedestrian underpass under U.S. 1 leading from Knights Key to Sunset Park. I thought if we were able to get to the point where the city got financially involved with the park, wed want to know if a way to get people from Knights Key to the bridge without crossing U.S. 1 was feasible. The scope of the work was to analyze if it was doable at all and if it was, what the cost would be, he said. In light of new information, he said, well probably put the whole situation on hold pending a clear indication from the county if theyre going to work with the state to secure the bridge, he said.DOT finally releases info after refusingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYS NEWS BRIEFSDruckemiller to be sentenced Aug.16After several delays, sentencing for Lisa Druckemiller, who pleaded guilty on March 6 to stealing electronics from Monroe County government and reselling them, is now set for Aug. 16. It was previously set for Tuesday. Druckemiller, 53, admitted to grand theft and dealing in stolen property and faces up to 15 years on each count, but the State Attorneys Office recommends two years. The countys former Technical Services administrator admitted stealing 52 county-owned Apple iPads and iPhones that cost taxpayers $23,311 and selling them for a combined $4,778 to friends and other employees, including County Administrator Roman Gastesi. She also gave some away. Druckemiller resigned from her county job in February 2012.
Saturday,July 27,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 96 percentBased on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) For the periodJuly 14 July 20, 2013. KeyPricePriceDaysListing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key 2379 Pensacola Rd.$165,000$165,000157Century 21 Schwartz/R. Williams, D. NormanColdwell Banker Schmitt/Randy WilliamsCudjoe Key Lot 17 De Lussan Ln. (*)$125,000$105,000763Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoCentury 21 Schwartz/Sandra Tuttle Lot 18 De Lussan Ln. (*)$125,000$105,000763Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoCentury 21 Schwartz/Sandra Tuttle 21081 1st Ave.$484,900$484,900246Mia Howe Realty/Marie HoweAgent unknown 701 Spanish Main Dr.$89,000$84,000203Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsExit Realty Fl. Keys/Agent unknownDuck Key 5061 Sunset Village Dr.$279,900$260,000140Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellOutside of MLS 384 Seaview Dr.$745,000$696,00055Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Debra GrillColdwell Banker Schmitt/Debra Grill 109 Jamica St.$210,000$210,0000American Caribbean R.E./Stacie KidwellAmerican Caribbean R.E./Stacie KidwellGeiger Key 13 Boca Chica Rd.$225,000$175,00029Island Group Rlty./Margarita VillochIsland Group Rlty./Margarita VillochKey Colony Beach 161 10th St.$394,000$394,0000American Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeAmerican Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeKey Largo 79 1st Ct.$119,000$104,000263Keys Country Realty & Dev./Carol KellerKeys Country Realty & Dev./Carol Keller 104500 Overseas Hwy.$579,000$542,000224Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Jamie EngelColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lizette Miller 1017 Dove Rd. (*)$249,900$225,000183Island Equity R.E./Terri BodkerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Melba Wilson 192 La Paloma Rd.$549,000$505,000196Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingOutside of MLS 108 Sunset Ln.$192,000$120,000161A.M.A. Realty Group/Noemi MaciasA.M.A. Rlty. Group/Noemi Macias 1501 Ocean Bay Dr.$625,000$550,000124Century 21 Schwartz/Paul DickeyCentury 21 Schwartz/Paul Dickey 228 Upper Matecumbe Rd.$279,000$260,000100Century 21 Schwartz/Lucy DoyleKeys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio 102 1st Trc.$289,500$250,00064Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsCentury 21 Schwartz/Jeannine Cook 0 Buttonwood Dr. (*)$79,000$65,00048Marr Properties/Susan HollerMarr Properties/S. Holler, A. Butler 639 Cabrera St. (*)$46,000$41,00025Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Mary HerbenickColdwell Banker Schmitt/Mary HerbenickKey West 1800 Atlantic Blvd.$559,000$535,000130Compass Realty/J. Michael CaronKey West Prop./Mike Sullivan 409 Appelrouth Ln. (1)$5,900,000$5,200,000438Doug Mayberry R.E./K. Bland, K. DucoteSBX Commercial R.E./Peter Batty 1624 Bertha St.$190,000$190,000241Doug Mayberry R.E./Kent DucoteColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 1322 Thompson St.$749,000$720,000200At Home in KW/Robin Van MaterColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 715 Frances St.$1,395,000$1,280,000126Marquis Prop. Rlty./Rudy MolinetTruman & Co./William Brown 1022 Varela St.$425,000$405,000110Truman & Co./Roger EmmonsPru. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 1119 Southard St.$1,295,000$1,275,00073Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas MayberryPru. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 1509 17th St.$699,000$682,00069Preferred Properties/Laura McChesneyPreferred Properties/Elizabeth Eliot 2309 Flagler Ave.$469,900$465,00053Century 21 Schwartz/Daniel UrbanTruman & Co./Terri SpottswoodLittle Torch Key 27939 Lobstertail Tr.$117,500$112,00036Exit Realty Fl. Keys/Dorothy Mauriello5 County R.E./Dara Hoover 553 La Fitte Rd.$1,190,000$1,015,00070Oc ean Sotheby's Internt'l. Rlty./Laura KennedyA merican Caribbean R.E./Lynn LucasLower Matecumbe Key 75091 Overseas Hwy.$825,000$785,000230Moorings Realty/Mabel VasnilesMoorings Rlty./Mabel Vasniles 124 Buena Vista Ct.$945,000$900,000146 Ocean Sotheby's Internat'l Rlty./P. S tanleyOcean S otheby's Internt'l. Rlty./R. KooserMarathon 511 30th St.$409,000$337,000532Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 2375 Overseas Hwy. (1)$499,500$325,000507Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brian SchmittMarathon Key R.E./Debbie Odom 709 68th St.$239,900$220,00097Default Realty Services/Bennett, KashetaC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Jonathan Poortman 1032 100th St.$389,000$350,00037Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin KluckRE/MAX Marathon Vac./Brenda SymondsPlantation Key 88665 Overseas Hwy. (1)$849,900$599,000983Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling 173 Coral Ave.$899,500$855,000275Realty World Freewheeler/Jude LindbackColdwell Banker Schmitt/Gloria Walters 124 Ocean Dr.$379,000$330,00088Barbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsBarbara Eads Rlty./Barbara Eads 88540 Overseas Hwy.$349,000$349,00075Tropic Homes/Kenneth KempRE/MAX Keys Prop./Jim SignorSaddlebunch Key 24 Palm Dr.$149,000$149,000195Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsKeys Commercial R.E./Gary SmithStock Island 5635 Macdonald Ave. (1)$299,500$231,000260Preferred Properties/L. McChesney, K. IrickPru. Knight & Gardner/Andrew BirrellSugarloaf Key 83 Sugarload Dr.$510,000$472,900263RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Guy MoreauColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 17121 Starfish Ln.$450,000$360,000245Realty Executives Fl. Keys/James SmithColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoSummerland Key 767 West Shore Dr.$255,000$240,000321RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Brad BakerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Ronda Threlkeld 25260 Margaret St.$159,900$159,90091Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen GomezColdwell Banker Schmitt/Jaime CraddockUpper Matecumbe Key 124 Seashore Dr.$575,000$510,000554Oc ean Sotheby's Intern'tl. Rlty./Patti StanleyOcean Sotheby's Internt'l. Rlty./Patti Stanley(*) Vacant lot (1) Commercial 29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL33043 Patti Nickless, CRS, SFRBrokerAssociate(305) 304-6949Patti@BestKeysAgent.comScan to View Visual Tours Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience. Congratulations to Pattis Sellers of this Port Pine Heights home that JUSTSOLD! Ready to Buy orSell in the LowerKeys? Call Patti to make it happen! 3695 Gulfstream St. Big Pine Key BusinessAlways have a plan for successReady for success? Sounds silly, doesnt it? Yet the road to success is littered with people whose dreams have crashed and burned just as they reach their g oals. Why is that? More importantly, what can we do about it? Its about preparation. Heres one scenario: Doris and Frank came up with a brilliant idea for a new retail product, and sunk nearly everythin g they had into the new venture bi g storefront (with the bi g rent to g o alon g with it); new fixtures, paint job and company vehicles; bi g marketin g campai g n; and plenty of elbow g rease. Finally, after three years, business is startin g to pick up. Finally, the income is bi gg er than the out g o. And ri g ht about now, they want to kill each other. The stress of nonstop workin g and their increasin g ly frantic and sometimes futile attempts to meet g rowin g customer demand is takin g a toll on their health and their relationship with each another. These barely restrained battles are havin g an impact on their employees, too, creatin g an unpleasant, inefficient work environment. Heres another example:Marian has been overwei g ht her entire life, and when she hit 40, she decided she was g oin g to do somethin g about it once and for all.She went to her doctor, g ot a diet plan, started exercisin g doin g all the ri g ht thin g s to help her reach wei g ht g oal.At first, she was thrilled with the results. It was hard work, but she saw the fruits of her labor reflected in the mirror, in her loosened clothin g and in the admirin g comments and looks she g ot from friends, family and even complete stran g ers. And then the same-old, same-old happened a g ain. Marian found herself too tired to g o the g ym, and those g oodies at the g rocery store were oh-so temptin g What could it hurt to miss one workout? As for the dou g hnuts well, she deserved a reward for doin g so well, didnt she?One missed workout led to another, and pretty soon the sweets and hi g h-fat items were crowdin g out the healthful choices in her g rocery cart. She was within spittin g distance of reachin g her g oal when it all came crashin g down.So what links Doris, Frank and Marian? None of them planned for success. Oh, they knew what success looked like. Doris and Frank had a revenue tar g et they were workin g toward, and Marian knew what she ultimately wanted to wei g h. But none of them had planned for their success. Plannin g for success means not just seein g your end result, but what has to happen alon g the way. Project what your business will need when sales increase by 10 percent, 20 percent and so on. How will this impact staffin g ? Will you need to make chan g es in your pricin g structure? How will job responsibilities shift? Create as many if-then scenarios as necessary to g et an idea what needs to happen every step of the way. Marian, who has stru g g led with her wei g ht for many years, knows that at some point she will become her own worst enemy. For her, plannin g for success is lookin g at her past patterns of behavior and devisin g ways to chan g e them. Dont have a plan for success? Its never too late to create one. Curious about coaching? Go to www.key-dynamics .com/curious-about-coaching for a free download, call 451-9295 or send an e-mailto Jackie@key-dynamics.com for a complementary session.Without one, failures not far behindCOACHS CORNERJackie Harder CoachsCorner BUSINESS BRIEFSJob fair Aug.6 on Big Pine KeySouth Florida Workforce will host a job fair for the construction trade Au g 6 at the Bi g Pine Key United Methodist Church, 280 Key Deer Blvd. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., employers will be present to interview job seekers interested in construction jobs. Its recommended that candidates brin g several copies of resumes or work history, three verifiable references, copies of certificates, and identification for purposes of immediate hire. For more information, call Annie Olshansky with South Florida Workforce (305) 292-6762.Chamber replaces Stevens with MillerThe board of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce has hired Susan Miller as its new executive director, replacin g Carol Stevens, whose contract wasnt renewed after nearly a decade.Miller, operations director with Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys, officially starts her new job July 26.Miller, who lives on Bi g Pine Key, has worked for Habitat for seven years. She previously worked for a chamber of commerce in Ohio.Garcia joins staff of animal hospitalVanessa Garcia has joined the staff of Dr. Bob Foleys Upper Keys Veterinary Hospital Garcia is a Key Lar g o resident who g raduated from Coral Shores Hi g h School and Florida Keys Community Colle g e. Shes studyin g pre-veterinary medicine at Florida International University.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,July 27,2013 IF THE POWER GOES OUT WILL YOU BE READY? AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATORS Commercial Industrial Residential Sales & Service 7KW to 5 Mega Watt Units Diesel Fuel Polishing L.P.Systems Leak TestKeys Power Systems LLCWE TURN YOU ON! WHEN THE OTHERS TURN YOU OFF www.keyspowersystems.com292-9277FL.Lic.ER0011651 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Jonathan Poortman(305) 289-6519 Open 7 Days AWeek 709 68th Street Marathon Congratulations to Noel & Yali on theirnew home in Marathon. Forall yourreal estate needs, give me a call today! THE PORTER-ALLE N COMPA N YINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West City to c r ack dow n o n s ig nsAproliferation of flags, banners and other promotional signage outside U.S. 1 businesses has the city of Marathon eyeing an update to a law in place since the city adopted its land development regulations in November 2007. Meeting Tuesday, City Council members unanimously favored having staff address the sign law when Councilwoman Ginger Snead intimated that more than a few people are taking advantage of provisions in it. Every day we allow something to go by, people think its OK. Were trying to beautify the place and we end up with things not looking so beautiful, she said. Planning Director George Garrett said the problem is sandwich boards, banners, flags and the like do not require a permit to put up.Some of them are allowed for a certain amount of time, but banners and flags and vehicles [with signs on them] arent intended to be permanent, he said. Theres a lot of them out there that probably dont comply and were going to have to make adjustments.No one singled out particular businesses Tuesday, but council members were clear the law should be revised. Its gotten to the point where we need to change it. Theres hesitancy with staff with how to enforce the sign ordinance, Councilman Chris Bull said. Times change and I just want councils direction, Building and Code Compliance Director Stacy Charlton said. Theres more things that are appearing and I just want to be consistent with everyone. Garrett noted there has been direction from the council in recent years to allow leeway because of the drop in the economy. Businesses use the signs to attract customers. Councilman Richard Keating alluded to that Tuesday, suggesting the city be cautious but that it is time for an update.The economy has been such that weve been reluctant to do some things that might be perceived as antibusiness, he said. People were in some desperate situations. Things have turned around a little bit and we need something enforceable that all businesses can follow.Monroe County encountered a similar situation in January 2009, when numerous Lower Keys business owners were cited during a code sweep.Many complained and the County Commission ultimately voted to allow sandwichboard signs with size restrictions until Dec. 31, 2011. It voted in February 2012 to make the change permanent.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONNo-take areas might expandProposals to create half a dozen new ecological reserves in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters go to the vote of a working group Monday in Marathon.Draft recommendations raised at the Ecosystem Protection working group, a study panel of the Keys Sanctuary Advisory Council, including greatly expanded no-take areas running from shore to the deep reef at:Sombrero Reef off Marathon.Carysfort Reef off North Key Largo.Tennessee Reef off Long Key.Looe Key off the Lower Keys.Areef system beyond East Turtle Shoal off Grassy Key and Conch Key.An area taking in Sand Key, Eastern and Western Dry Rocks and Rock Key off Key West.An expansion of the existing ecological reserve at Western Sambo to take in nearshore and deepwater areas off the Lower Keys.Documents prepared by the Ecosystem Protection working group, which consists of SAC members and volunteers from interest groups, emphasize the proposals have not been approved.Weve heard a lot of science at our group and the scientists are telling us that [reserves are] the way to go, said member Suzy Roebling, a Tavernier conservationist. Weve seen that it works in the Dry Tortugas, Roebling said. The difference in just a few years has been amazing.Ecological zones are designed to protect an entire marine habitat, from nursery areas in shallow water to spawning aggregations on reefs more than 120 feet deep.Only three ecological zones exist now the Sambos off the Lower Keys, and Tortugas North and Tortugas South in the Dry Tortugas.Proposals for expanded reserves will run into opposition from commercial fishermen and some recreational fishermen already wary of losing more fishing grounds.The working group is charged with making recommendations to the full Sanctuary Advisory Council as part of the sanctuarys update of its management plan.The SAC is expected to receive the working groups plan in August, then discuss it in detail at a November meeting. After the SAC takes its November votes, federal staff will go over advisory recommendations for feasibility. Any changes to the current marine zoning in the sanctuary will return to the Keys for a series of public hearings. The Ecosystem Protection working group meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Marathon Garden Club.NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 27,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B 4801 O/S Hwy. | Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 Introducing: 40% off In LAttitudes A new film starring A-listers Bruce Willis,John Malkovich, Helen Mirren,Mary Louise Parker,Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brian Cox and Anthony Hopkins lives up to its star-studded cast.Review, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment ODS OFF TO VEGASPhoto by ANDY NEWMANStaff on Wednesday at the Marathon Turtle Hospital scrub OD,a 320-pound green sea turtle,to remove algae and prepare it for a Thursday FedEx flight to its new home at the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. OD,believed to be about age 50,had been at the hospital the past five years after it was found sick by a dive charter boat. It cannot be released due to an irreparable collapsed lung.ODs new home will be a 1.3-million-gallon aquarium that has other marine animals,including sea turtles. Swimwear debutsThis past week, Miami Beach strutted its stuff for the esteemed Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. In the fashion world, the most notable fashion weeks occur in Paris, Milan, New York and Berlin and feature icons such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, Giorgio Armani and Valentino. But for the swimwear industry, its all about Miami. The global swimwear and beachwear market is a $16.5 billion industry and much of that starts in Miami. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim is an opportunity for designers to debut their new swim and resort collections for the 2014 season to buyers and for the media to take a look at the latest trends. This event also offers a trade show that many Florida Keys boutiques attend to purchase swimsuits and beach wear.The sweltering fashion shows took place at the Raleigh Hotel in pop-up luxe tents set up around the pool and beach to make room for each show. Designers presenting their 2014 collections included Dolores Cortes, Beach Bunny, Nicolita, Mara Hoffman, Nanette Lepore and BCBGeneration, to name a few.One of my favorite events was the Betsey Johnson party hosted on the rooftop of the Betsy Hotel. Johnson has long been a favorite designer of mine. Known for her spunky and flirty designs, her colorful 2014 swimwear collection was Betsey-licious. The models each had bright fluorescent wigs on and were dancing to the music, making it more of a party than a fashion show. Johnson made her debut wearing bright red lipstick and a black tutu. The 2014 swim line was full of lots ruffles, bows, peplums, embellishments and sheer mesh inserts, on par with her fun, foreveryoung design aesthetic.There are several trends in swimwear to look for in 2014:Retro. High waist bottoms combined with bustier tops are still a big trend in swimwear. This glamorous 1950s trend has taken on a modern feel with bright patterns and colors.Cutouts. Many of the designers had sophisticated one-pieces with cutouts throughout the torso. These sophisticated suits are a piece of art all on their own. Look for cutouts that accentuate your best features.Bold and colorful patterns. Kaleidoscope is a new pattern for 2014. It reflects a lot of bright colors and geometric shapes for a bold and beautiful design. In addition, blue and orange are popular colors for 2014.Stripes and polka dots. These beauties arent going away any time soon. Update a striped or polka-dot suit by wearing it with a bold-colored separate such as a black and white polka-dot top paired with bright orange bottom for a completely new look.For Florida Keys gals, theres a new way to get a designer suit. Weve all bought a basic suit because it fit well but wished it had a little more to it. Local Pascale Schlegel works with her clients to transform those well-fitting suits into custom creations, adding embellishments such as lace, beading, ribbon and crystals to create a suit just for you. She works with each of her customers to create something individual to them and their style but also has several of her signature styles displayed on her website. Go to www.Jawableu .com to see Schlegels unique designs and order a custom suit of your own. In addition, she has several available for sale at the Moonlight Boutique at 87745 Overseas Highway, Islamorada. Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, LeahsFabulousFinds.com.Bold patterns one benchmark for this yearCONCH STYLEOrange is among the in colors for this year. Leah Maki ConchStyle Fort Jeff makes for great fishingAfew weeks ago, I had an opportunity to spend four days and three nights on Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park; the experience was one that I will never forget. Sneaking up on a tailing 15-pound permit in 12 inches of water, presenting a live crab to it and having the fish scream off a hundred yards of 20-pound braid on the first run will make your heart pump like just about nothing else.The Dry Tortugas, a series of very small islands and submerged coral reefs about 70 miles west of Key West, has a rich history and offers some of the most exceptional and exciting fishing opportunities in Florida. While you are there enjoying saltwater fishing, you will also see an array of marine and terrestrial wildlife and have an opportunity to tour historic Fort Jefferson.Warning this is not a posh resort. With the exception of the visitors center and museum, which are accessible only during the day, Garden Key has no fresh water and no electricity. So if you require air conditioning, hot tubs, cable television, fine restaurants and all the luxuries of home, you might want to consider a day trip instead.If you happen to own a sweet, 36-foot offshore boat with triple motors or something comparable, just load up all your fishing and camping gear, fuel up and bust out there. More than likely, your options include a ferry, the Yankee Freedom, that makes one trip per day; a commercial float plane that makes multiple trips per day depending on demand; or a chartered vessel. My old 17-foot Whaler with a 12-gallon tank seemed a little inadequate for the trip, so I opted to take the Yankee Freedom which arrives at Garden Key at 10:30 a.m. each day and departs for the return trip to Key West by 2:45 p.m. The ferry holds about 150 passengers and makes the trip out there in a little over two hours. The boat is very comfortable, and breakfast and lunch are provided at no additional cost.If you simply want to do some snorkeling, view the wildlife and tour the fort, a 4.5-hour stay is all you need to have a great day of sightseeing. The ferry has room for only four hard-sided kayaks per trip, so if you intend to camp and fish, reserve space for yourself and your kayak well in advance.If you can handle a few days without all the comforts of home and want to enjoy some truly amazing fishing, try camping. At $3 per day per person, camping is very inexpensive, but spaces are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Each camping space includes a grill and a picnic table, and your normal campground rules apply in terms of quiet hours and keeping things clean. Very nice, waterless restroom facilities are available right next to the camp sites.Know the boundariesThe park boundaries encompass around 100 square miles of open water, but only half of the area is open to fishing and anchoring. The rest of the waters of the park make up the Research Natural Area, designed to provide protection for important shallowwater habitats.Garden Key and Fort Jefferson are within the RNA; however, a 2-mile-diameter fishing area is established around Garden Key. Within that circle, fishing is allowed except in the swimming/snorkeling area adjacent to the fort and within a couple of smallBut its not the only great thing about itBy ALAN PIERCETHE OUTDOORS Photo courtesy NATIONAL PARK SERVICEThe coral and tropical fish it holds are spectacular at the fort and within wading view.See Tortugas,2B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,July 27,2013 Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forAugust 2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Nearshore Waters Committee Meeting8/1/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting8/8/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Community Image Advisory Board Meeting8/12/134:15pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting8/13/135:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Code Compliance Meeting8/14/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony an d evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabili ties Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-50 20 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 7/23/13 hpPublished Keynoter 7-27-13 Notice is hereby given:Por este medio:Jessica CalitriMichael DioniseStephen DeanCarolyn Dukeshire 31226 Avenue E1021 PackerSt3330 Northside Dr#14562900 Overseas Hwy Big Pine Key, Fl 33043Key West, Fl 33040Key West, Fl 33040Marathon, Fl 33050 TaylorWardlowRobert Bertrand 1324 Seminary St, Unit A80 E 2ndSt Key West, Fl 33040Key Largo, Fl 33037You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections, in Key West, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. R. Joyce Griffin Monroe County Supervisor of Elections 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida 33040 305-292-3416 Se le notifica que se ha cuestionado su aptitud para votar. Usted tiene la obligacin de comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe en Cayo Hueso, Florida, a ms tardar treinta (30) das despus de la fecha de esta publicacin. No responder tendr por resultado una determinacin por parte del Supervisor de la ineptitud suya para votar, por lo que se sacar su nombre del sistema de inscripciones electorales del Estado. R. 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Park rangers will provide information and maps to help you stay within the boundaries. If you are fishing by kayak (I would suggest using one), you will be limited to the 2mile-diameter circle around the fort, as the larger portions of the park outside the RNA) are too far to reach by kayak. But dont be alarmed. Within that relatively small fishing area you can catch a huge variety of species.In the morning or late afternoon, especially during a low tide, scan the flats and you will likely see schools of bonefish cruising in 6 to 10 inches of water in search of crabs. With a little luck, you will also see a solitary permit tailing as it digs crabs out of the coral rubble. To catch the bonefish and permit, you need to get pretty close and present your bait quietly to avoid spooking the fish. This can be done from the kayak or by wading, but the key is to keep quiet, cast beyond the fish and drag your bait back to the fish and then let it sink.During the day, the shallow coral reefs in 6 to 25 feet of water are covered with yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, red grouper, scamp, graysby and various wrasses. You can also move out into the deeper reef areas and catch larger snapper and grouper, but on medium/heavy spinning tackle, the 6to 9-pound muttons were about all I could handle from a kayak.Avariety of pelagics, including yellow jacks, rainbow runners, blackfin tuna and cero mackerel, also move through the area in search of baitfish and squid.Night fishingAt night, bigger game is afoot. Tarpon in the 80to 200-pound range are just about everywhere you look and relatively easy to hook up with live bait, dead bait or by trolling diving lures. Huge sharks also cruise around in the boat basin at night and can be hooked directly from the ferry dock. You may also see one of the resident Goliath grouper hanging around the docks fish-cleaning areas, looking for scraps. I dont know where else you can do all that in a kayak. If wildlife viewing is more your thing, there is an 8-foot saltwater crocodile that sometimes visits the moat during the day and several species of shorebirds that nest each summer on Bush Key.The 2-mile-wide fishing bubble around the fort is within state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, so the fishing regulations are pretty simple. Just follow the regulations that apply to state waters of the gulf and stay within the boundary line. If you access the Tortugas by private or charter vessel and have the opportunity to fish outside the RNA, things become more tricky For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .Know the regsFrom Tortugas,1BLIVING BRIEFSAuthor signs books Sunday at the farmChildrens author Peter Parente will be at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm Sunday to sign copies of his book. The farm, on College Road at Sheriffs Office headquarters on Stock Island, is open from 1 to 3 p.m.Parente wrote the Peeper and Friends book series. If you have one of his books, bring it along; if you dont, theyll be on sale for $10 each, with proceeds benefiting the Animal Farm.The farm has more than 200 animals, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a kinkajou, sloths, a lemur, snakes and more. Admission is free.Hurricane seminar planned for SundayAfree seminar tilted Hurricane Preparation for Boaters is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the City of Marathon Marina, 800 35th St. oceanside. The seminar will feature presentations by Chip Kasper, a senior meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Key West, and Marti Brown, a nurse practitioner. Topics understanding our vulnerabilities in the Florida Keys, boat preparation, the rules and regulations of the marine and adjoining mooring field, and more. For more information call Brown at 731-7315.ADA celebration set for WednesdayThe Florida Keys Council For People With Disabilities has a celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Stanley Switlik Elementary School cafeteria, 33rd Street bayside in Marathon.There will be food, games, information and resources for persons with disabilities. To find out more, call Anna Marie Haskins at 292-4591 or Cindy McKnight at 4347660, Ext. 31107.
Saturday,July 27,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Scene stealers in Red2 are John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Anthony Hopkins.Plant tongue firmly in cheek on this oneRED 2 Rated R, 116 m in. Now playing nationwide. What do you get when you t hrow Bruce Willis, John M alkovich, Helen Mirren, M ary Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brian Cox and Anthony Hopkins t ogether in a silly plot about r etired secret agents trying to save the world? You get a fun, b reezy but unexpectedly violent movie that, like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, is refreshing and pleasant w hile youre savoring it. Unfortunately, the pleasure doesnt last very long and once its gone, you will barely r emember it a day or two later. But this film is a nice w ay to escape the summer h eat for a couple of hours and its mildly amusing to watch t hese talented stars camp it u p. RED 2 is the action comedy sequel to the 2010 surprise hit, RED. Most of t he stars from the original h ave returned for the second one, along with a few new faces. RED stands for Retired...Extremely D angerousand this plot is almost identical to the original people are out to kill the r etirees and they have to figu re out who and why before its too late. This time theres an added subplot of an assassin who has a personal grudge against Willischaracter, F rank Moses. And, as the A ARP-eligible spies try to stay one step ahead of the k illers, they discover theres a w eapon of mass destruction t hey must find and defuse in order to clear their names and, coincidentally, save the world. So they jet around the globe, visiting some of the worlds most beautiful cities (seemingly not bothered by todays post9/11 security measures) trying to solve the mystery. The action is over the top and the nonchalant manner in which death is treated is a little unsettling. But its fun to watch the stars, especially Malkovich and Parker, as they smirk and joke their way through the film. Willis has played the same character so often that he could probably do it in his sleep and his performance shows it. But Mirren seems to be having fun, especially when she is interacting with Brian Coxs character, Ivan. The lovely Zeta-Jones looks a bit out of her element as Katja, Franks former love interest and a high-ranking Russian agent. But the scenestealers in this film are Malkovich, Parker and Hopkins. Malkovich is Marvin, Franks paranoid friend and ex-partner, who is clearly enjoying the role. He gets to do all the cool stuff unveiling his massive arsenal, faking his own death (including an open casket at his funeral), wearing an array of goofy hats, blowing stuff up, etc. His comically serious character is really fun to watch. Parker plays Sarah, Franks girlfriend, who is just dying (almost literally) to get in on the action. She gets all the asides and one-liners that Malkovich doesnt and she makes the most of her time on screen. Hopkins plays a mad scientist who has been imprisoned in almost complete isolation for 32 years and seems to have gone off his rocker as a result. Hopkins has perfected this kind of character and makes it seem effortless. Excellent supporting actors include Neal McDonough (Captain America, Minority Report) as the ultra-violent Jack Horton, David Thewlis (War Horse, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) as a mysterious billionaire known as The Frog, and Byung-hun Lee as Han, the worlds best assassin who wants Frank dead. Theres lots of violence and the body count gets ridiculously high while the stars crack jokes and act as if all that death is a mere trifle. In fact, the cavalier attitude the director, Dean Parisot (Fun with Dick & Jane, Galaxy Quest), exhibits belongs more in a cartoon than in a big-budget Hollywood film. One almost expects graphics like on the old Batman TVshow Pow!!, Splat!, Bam!! to appear during the many hand-to-hand combat scenes. There are plenty of car chases, helicopter chases, shoot-outs and explosions to distract viewers from this flaw and the frequent changes of scenery mean the dead bodies are quickly gone. RED 2 is another one of those movies that shows how differently critics and audiences can view a film. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave it a low 40 percent, while viewers gave it a respectable 74 percent. And while its definitely not a great film, I tend to agree with the audience this time. Viewers who like violent, tongue-in-cheek actioncomedy films, starring actors who obviously had fun during filming, will also like this one. RED 2 is a decent movie good enough to bring a smile to your face, but not quite good enough to make you laugh. FILM Craig Wanous KeysFilm 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 07/26 WED. 07/30 The Wolverine (PG13)2D 4:20; 10:20 3D 1:20; 7:20 The Conjuring (R)1:40 4:35 7:25 10:05Turbo (PG)2D 1:50; 4:25; 6:50 3D 9:15Grown Ups 2 (PG13)1:55; 4:40; 7:20; 9:45Red 2 (PG13)1:30; 4:10; 7:15; 10:00 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. The Wolverine (PG-13): 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. The Conjuring (R): 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Red 2 (PG-13): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 pm Turbo (PG): 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, and 10:15 p.m.Grown Ups 2 (PG-13): 1:40, 4:40, 7:40 and 10:40 p.m. Pacific Rim (PG-13): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Despicable Me 2 (PG): 1;20, 4:20 and 7:20Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Girl Most Likely (PG-13): 4:15 and 8:30 p.m.. The Way, Way Back(PG-13):2:00, 4:30, 6:45 and 8:50 p.m. The Heat (R): 1:45, 4:00, 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. 20 Feet From Stardom (NR): 2:15 and 6:25 p.m. World War Z (PG-13): 1:30, 4:00, 6:20 and 8:40 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 White House Down (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 The Wolverine (PG13) 1:20; 4:20,7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Red 2 (PG-13): 1:30, 4:10, 7:15, and 10:00 p.m. Turbo (PG): 1:50, 4:25, 6:50 and 9:15 p.m. Grown Ups 2 (PG-13): 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, and 9:45 p.m. The Conjuring (R):1:40, 4:35, 7:25, and 10:05 p.m. Keys Movie Times At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted Casual, Gourmet Oceanfront Dining LA ttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNow only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10am Long Key Fishing Club hosted Herbert Hoover and others.The history of the Keys and the Long Key Fishing Club will be the topic at Mondays Matecumbe Historical Trust meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Island Community Church, mile marker 83, Islamorada. Irvin Eyster will present a slide show with photos from the Fishing Club, which hosted well-known personalities during its heyday, including Herbert Hoover, Ted Williams, Zane Grey, Del Layton and others. Eyster will also talk about the building of the Overseas Railway, the 1935 Hurricane, the Works Progress Administation (WPA) Camp on Lower Matecumbe Key and more. For more information, call 393-0940.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,July 27,2013* The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 581155 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442009CA000162A001PK CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ROGER E. CEBALLOS, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 21, 2013, and entered in Case No. 442009CA000162A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and ROGER E. CEBALLOS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 07 day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 8, Block 17, PIRATES COVE FIRST ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 87, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 22 day of May, 2013. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen Douglass As Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published July 20, 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 582293 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of an AB Inflatable approximately 10 feet in length, displaying no vessel registration number and displaying the HIN number of XMO42040C808. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on June 28, 2013; 25 miles offshore of Islamorada, capsized on state waters in MonroeCounty. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by October 11, 2013. Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer, Costoya FWC-13-OFF-6683. Published July 20, 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 583572 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 8:00 A.M. at 126 Bimini Drive, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published July 20, 24, 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 584450 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2012-CA-000146M DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR8, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. COLEMAN G. RECTOR; A NY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 3, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA000146M of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 12th day of August, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHERLY HALF OF LOT 28, BLOCK 9, OF THE A MENDED PLAT OF KEY COLONY BEACH FIRST A DDITION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA LESS: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF A DUPLEX STRUCTURE LYING SOUTHERLY OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE SOUTHERLY HALF OF SAID LOT 28 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 28, BLOCK 9; THENCE S77 DEGREES 51"W, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 28, A DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET; THENCE N12 DEGREES 09"W, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE SOUTHERLY HALF OF SAID LOT 28, A DISTANCE OF 37.50 FEET; THENCE N77 DEGREES 51"E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 41.29 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY DRIP LINE OF A DUPLEX STRUCTURE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT A LSO BEING HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT "A"; THENCE CONTINUE N77 DEGREES 51"E, A DISTANCE OF 39.05 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY DRIP LINE OF SAID DUPLEX; THE FOLLOWING FIVE(5) BEARING A ND DISTANCE COARSES A RE ALONG THE DRIP LINE OF SAID DUPLEX (1) THENCE S12 DEGREES 09" E, A DISTANCE OF 13.42 FEET; (2) THENCE S77 DEGREES 51" W, A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET; (3) THENCE S12 DEGREES 09" E, A DISTANCE OF 17.08 FEET; (4) THENCE S77 DEGREES 51" W, A DISTANCE OF 33.05 FEET; (5) THENCE N12 DEGREES 09"W, A DISTANCE OF 30.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF A DUPLEX STRUCTURE LYING NORTHERLY OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE SOUTHERLY HALF OF SAID OF LOT 28; BEGIN AT POINT "A"; THENCE N 77 DEGREES 51" E, A DISTANCE OF 39.05 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY DRIP LINE OF SAID DUPLEX; THE FOLLOWING SEVEN (7) BEARING AND DISTANCE COARSES ARE ALONG THE DRIP LINE OF SAID DUPLEX; (1) THENCE N 12 DEGREES 09"W, A DISTANCE OF 0.58 FEET; (2) THENCE S77 DEGREES 51"W, A DISTANCE OF 6.00 FEET; (3) THENCE N12 DEGREES 09"W, A DISTANCE OF 29.92 FEET; (4) THENCE S77 DEGREES 51"E, A DISTANCE OF 47.05 FEET; (5) THENCE S12 DEGREES 09"E, A DISTANCE OF 27.70 FEET; (6) THENCE N77 DEGREES 51"E, A DISTANCE OF 14.00 FEET; (7) THENCE S12 DEGREES 09"E, A DISTANCE OF 2.80 FEET TO POINT "A" THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN THE FIRST A ND SECOND FLOOR IS MID-WAY BETWEEN THE CEILING OF THE FIRST FLOOR AND THE FINISHED FLOOR OF THE SECOND FLOOR. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Cheryl Alfonso 302 Fleming Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-3423 DATED AT MARATHON, FLORIDA THIS 17th DAY OF JUNE, 2013 Tammy L. Marciel A MY HEAVILIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published July 27, August 3, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 585974 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on August 21, 2013 at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 102, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider adoption of the following County ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AMENDING SECTION 21-72, AND SECTION 21-77 OF THE MONROE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDNG AUTHORIZATION FOR SPECIALTY HAULER LICENSE TO BE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED BY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OR DESIGNEE; PROVIDNG FOR ENFORCEMENT BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE MONROE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedin g s, and that, for such p urgp pose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Dated at Key West, Florida, this 17th day of July, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published July 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 586793 Meeting Notice MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS DAC I will meet on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort in Key West. DAC II will meet on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce in Big Pine Key. DAC III will meet on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. DAC IV will meet on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle in Islamorada. DAC V will meet on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton Key Largo Resort. All DAC Meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published July 26, 2013 The Reporter Tavernier, FL 33070 July 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 587668 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/07/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final. 2G1WF5E37D1116680 2013 CHEVROLET 2GBJG31M6H4111500 1987 CHEVROLET Published July 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 587835 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 23, 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 DODGE VIN: 1D7HA16K74J198712 Published July 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 589620 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Murray Nelson Government Center Auditorium, Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MONROE COUNTYAMENDING SECTIONS 17-2 AND 17-6 PARKING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES AND WATERCRAFT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711" Dated at Marathon, Florida, this 24th day of July, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida (Seal) Published July 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 590426 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13-DR-618-K Paulett Williams, Petitioner and Dallas Williams, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) To: DALLAS DEKEITH WILLIAMS 15 SW 15th Avenue Homestead, FL 33039 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on PAULETT P. WILSON WILLIAMS whose address is 130 C Peary Court, Key West, FL 33040 on or before 7/23/13, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST FLORIDA 33040 before service on Petitioner of immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Dated: 7/23/13 AMY HEAVILIN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: LuAnn Fuch Deputy Clerk Published July 27, 2013 August 3, 10, 17, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 591021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/09/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1ZE1TN424KD045178 1989 EXLO RGM030000M78K 1979 REGAL Published July 27, 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 WOW LOOK !!! 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Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841ISLAMORADA Canal Front 3/2 up; 1/1 down. Furnished. Monthly or long term. $1900 + util F/L/S. 973-248-5215; firstname.lastname@example.org LAYTON 2 BED 2 BATH On cannel 50 Dock $1,700 FLS No Pets (305) 394-3485 MM 86 2 BR / 2 BA UP 1 BR / 1BA down. Private sm. H.O. Park w/ dock. $2200 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 509-9901 MUST SEE 2/2 w/ 55 concrete dock, deep water canal, direct access Boot Key Harbor 7 Mile Bridge. MM 48.5. Completely furn. Walk in & live. Long term. $1,650/mo & utils. F/L/S. 305-743-5623 KCB HALF DUPLEX 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D, tile floors, A/C, dock. $1300/mo. Call 481-8254 Marathon 2BR/1BA.1stAve, gulf.$975mo+utilities,tile floors,w/dhookupandfenced yard,smallpetsonlyF/L/S. effiency26thStkitchenette waterincluded$575moF/L/S call394-3923.$975305-3943923Mhflood@hotmail.com MARATHON 2/1 Unfurnished condo. $1,200/mo. F/L/S. 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Drug test req. Apply in person at Panchos Fuel Dock, 1280 Oceanview Ave, Marathon, or call 743-2281 Maintenance/Landscaping Part time. English required. Apply in person to Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 305-743-2393 MATEFOR LOBSTER BOAT FOR THE SEASON EXPERIENCED ONLY. CALL 305-289-0792 after 5pm SEA TOW ISLAMORADA Looking for FT & PT captains. Must have captains license and tow endorsement. Contact Ernie at 305-664-4493100588910-01F/T P/T Expd Housekeeper for small resort in Marathon. Must speak English. Immediate hire! Call Mary or Steve 305-289-7672 HELP WANTED! Housekeeping. Prefer open availability.Please apply in person at the Key West Inn. (305) 451-5081 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.MATECUMBE RESORT is hiring a Full / Part Time Maintenance Person. 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