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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 21,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.76 25 CENTS Marathon city hallFollowing outcry of a too-small time frame, architects and designers get more time to work on a new Marathon city hall.Story, 3A Birding festivalThe 15th annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival begins Tuesday, showcasing the Keys' natural habitat. Stories 3B,4B,5B Murder retrial ends 1st weekAn impending sense of doom.Thats the look Marquese Butler had on his face after he was stabbed in the abdomen on Oct. 31, 2009, said both a Key West Police Department detective and a Monroe County Fire-Rescue Department paramedic in court testimony Friday.I knew he was in excruciating pain. He was sweating profusely, said firefighter Jonathan Rodriguez. He was telling me he didnt want to die.Butler, 23 when he died, was a popular former Key West High School football player from a well-known Key West family. His death shocked the Lower Keys community.Butler was so popular, in fact, that prosecutors in the second-degree murder trial of Nicholas Ferro, 26, of Hollywood are on assignment from Miami-Dade County because too many people in the Monroe County State Attorneys Office know his family.This is Ferros second trial. In March 2012, with Circuit Court Judge David Audlin presiding in Key West, the jury couldnt reach a verdict.The first week of the retrial in front of Judge Luis Garcia on Plantation Key ended Friday with testimony from Detective Randy Smith and the firefighter, as well as county Medical Examiner Dr. E. Hunt Scheuerman. Ferro is pleading self defense. The only clear thing about the case is a fight broke out between Butlers and Ferros friends around 4 a.m. during the popular Fantasy Fest celebration.Hollywoods Ferro again faces jury in 2009 stabbing death of ButlerIN THE COURTSBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com ISLAMORADAPhoto courtesy REDBONE CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT SERIESIslamorada fishing guide Gary Ellis,founder of the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series,will reel in the Tommy Gifford Award in a ceremony at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. FERROIGFAgives Ellis his dueThe fishing career of Islamorada guide Gary Ellis charted a new course nearly three decades ago when Ellis and his wife Susan founded what would become the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series. Now the success of the benefit series has earned Ellis the Tommy Gifford Award, to be bestowed in February at the International Game Fish Associations Legendary Captains and Crews Awards at the IGFAFishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania in Broward County.Gary is more than a great fisherman. Hes a hall-of-fame person, said charter Capt. Skip Bradeen, who hired Ellis as neophyte mate in the late 1960s. He and Susan have done so much to help people through the Redbone. Its a very great surprise and Im very humbled, Ellis said Friday. This actually should go to all the captains and anglers who have supported the Redbone for so long. But it is a very cool deal.When daughter Nicole Ellis was born in 1984, Gary Ellis was a veteran Keys guide of 14 years, after earlier work in acting, modeling and television news. Nicole suffered from cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disease that then typically claimed victims in their teenage years. Not someone to sit on the sidelines, Gary wanted to do more something, anything to help speed medical research, says the IGFA nomination for the award that recognizes an outstanding example of their trade. I had a thing for tournaments and guiding celebrities, Ellis said. Our local guides donated their time. The first Redbone event in 1988 raised $16,000 for the research and support efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Popularity of the Redbone concept spurred new Redbone tournaments in the Keys, throughout the country and internationally. By 2003, the Redbone donated more than $1 million to fight cystic fibrosis and research its causes.Donations over a quartercentury have totaled nearly $18 million as medical scientists are hoping to soon close in on a cure for a majority of the CF patients, says the IGFA.Winners of the Tommy Gifford Award are honored in the IGFAHall of Fame, along with Hall inductees. Florida Keys anglers in the IGFAHall include early Redbone supporter Ted Williams, anglers Billy Pate and Stu Apte, and guides Jimmie Albright and Steve Huff. The latest Redbone tournament was the bonefish, permit and tarpon Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Fishing Tournament that ended Sept. 8 off Key West. Its part of an annual Keys trilogy of Redbone challenges that raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The series continues with the Baybone Celebrity Tournament Oct. 11 to 13 in Key Largo and the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Nov. 1 to 3 in Islamorada.His dedication to CF research earns hall seatBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgMiamian charged in fatal car crashThe driver in a fatal crash in Tavernier on May 13 was jailed Thursday on one count each of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence-manslaughter, DUI-serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident; and four counts of DUI-property damage.Didier Miles, 24, of Miami turned into himself into the Plantation Key jail and is being held in lieu of $155,000 bond. Awarrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday.The Florida Highway Patrol says that on the day of the crash, Kristen Rivera, 22, also of Miami, was driving a 2007 Honda Element north on U.S. 1, with Miles as the passenger. The Florida Highway Patrol said the Element was involved in a minor crash with a man around mile marker 85 when Rivera struck his car as she pulled out of U.S. 1 heading north.They pulled over and when the other driver approached Rivera to get her insurance information, she asked him if he would instead accept money for the damage done to his car. He declined and turned around to get something out of his car.In that time, troopers say, Rivera and Miles switched seats, so Miles was now driving north in the left-turn lane and struck head-on a Moms Taxi driven by Charles Akullian, 71, who was traveling south in the right turn lane. That means the Element crossed all the way over the southbound lane.The Honda came to a rest at a utility pole on the southbound side of the highway. The impact of the crash caused Akullians engine compartment to catch fire. Emergency responders extinguished the flames. Islamorada FireRescue Department firefighters freed Miles and Rivera from the Honda and an air ambulance helicopter flew them to Ryder, where RiveraTroopers:He switched seats with the victimBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comUPPER KEYS MILESNo BPK spraying rest of the yearBig Pine Key residents wont see Florida Keys Mosquito Control District spray trucks return to their island until at least 2014. Cut off from spraying adulticide on Big Pine in mid-June by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Mosquito Control Board at a Saturday special meeting turned down an opportunity for a temporary permit good through the rest of this years rainy season. If we sign a short-term permit now we could start spraying, but some of the commissioners feel the conditions are onerous, district Director Michael Doyle. Fish and Wildlife oversees the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine and wants to monitor dwindling Bartrams hairstreak and Florida leafwing butterfly populations. Both are candidates for the Endangered Species List. The federal agency wants to determine whether adulticide dispensed as a fog from district spray trucks drifts onto the croton plant on which both species depend for survival. The small, lowlying shrub is the sole source plant for each butterfly. Board Chairman Bill Shaw said he doesnt believeButterflies still an issue for the fedsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLSee Mosquitoes,3ASee Miles,2ASee Ferro,2A
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday adopted a final budget and municipal tax rate for the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 during the second and final public budget session.The spending plan and tax levy were adopted 6-1 with Commissioner Mark Rossi dissenting. He believes city staff spread limited capital outlay dollars across too many pending projects and said if there is cost overruns on any project, the others could be affected. We dont want to get caught here with our pants down and not have enough money to fully fund something, Rossi said. Earlier this month, commissioners directed city staff to back off a proposed tax increase and dip into the citys reserves to offset the revenue gap.The budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 calls for spending of $41,305,565, up from $40,879,931 in the current fiscal year.The 2013-14 property tax rate is $2.7976 per $1,000 of assessed taxable value. The owner of a $300,000 house assuming a 4.32 increase in assessed value from the previous year will pay $875.The tax rate this year is $2.9185 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For that $300,000 house, that was an $875.55 city tax bill. With a full slate of major public developments in process, the budget considers several sizeable capital allocations: $17 million for a new city hall at the former Glynn Archer Elementary School on White Street, $5.6 million for a new fire station at 525 Angela St., and $13 million for the Truman Waterfront park, expected to cost more than $30 million.died that night.Chris Argote, Riveras friend and a fellow waiter at PF Changs in the Dolphin Mall, said he was shocked at the accident given Riveras disapproving attitude toward drunk driving. She had hoped to become a firefighter, Argote said. It was at least the third time a driver in the Keys was charged in the death of a person this year.In August, Big Coppitt Key resident Joseph Symington, 33, was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash stemming from a May 26 hit and run at mile marker 5.5. The victim, a homeless man, has yet to be named by state troopers because his family hasnt been located.In May, Xavier Ycaza, 24, of Golden Beach in Miami-Dade was charged with driving under the influence-manslaughter for striking head-on on the Seven Mile Bridge a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Floyd O. DeVos, 79, of Grand Rapids, Mich. DeVos died.Months later, charges filedFrom Miles,1AFerro says he was knocked down from behind by Butler and stabbed him once with a pocket knife to defend himself when Butler returned to attack him again. Prosecutors say Ferro was the aggressor and twice the Third District Court of Appeal turned down his stand your ground selfdefense argument. Both prosecutor Breezye Telfair and defense attorney Edward ODonnell questioned Scheuerman Friday about the surgery performed on Butler at Lower Keys Medical Center. When Scheuerman opened Butlers body to perform the autopsy, there were blade tracks that may have happened during surgery, and half of Butlers pancreas and part of his splenic artery were gone. Scheuerman was told by hospital staff that the pancreas and artery which runs wither in front of, behind or through a persons pancreas were damaged in the stabbing and the artery had to be clamped during surgery.Garcia issued a gag order on the case, so neither Telfair nor ODonnell were able to explain why there were so many questions about Butlers emergency surgery.But despite the questions Scheuerman made clear that the manner of death was homicide. The mechanism was blood loss. And the cause was a stab wound to the abdomen.Still, ODonnell said prosecutors cannot prove that Ferro was not protecting himself when he stabbed Butler.No one could say that that wound was not inflicted by self defense? ODonnell asked Scheuerman, who agreed. The trial will resume Monday at 9 a.m. at the Plantation Key Courthouse.Questions arise over injuriesFrom Ferro,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,September 21,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.8979 SUN.9080 MON.9078 TUES.8978 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of 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. 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For more information visit www.keyselections.org CITYOFMARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 Public NoticeCITYOFMARATHON PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETINGThursday, October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm Fire Station #14, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Requesting The Communitys Views on Constructing a Splash Park At Marathon Community Park Phase III To Satisfy Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) Grant RequirementsPlease note that more than one Marathon City Council/ Board/Committee member may participate in this meeting. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations or assistance should call City Hall (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 48 hours in advance. Published Keynoter 9-21-13 & 9-25-13 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 JOSH MOTH N ER(305) 942-9519 A N OTHER BOATSLIPSOLD!Looking to BUYorSELLhere in the Florida Keys? Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com 12411 Overseas Hwy., #53CMarathon Open 7 Days AWeek 30836 G ranada Ave. Big Pine Key Congratulations to Walter& Patricia on theirnew home in the Florida Keys! For a PERSONALand PROFESSIONALtouch in all your real estate deals, call me today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Elaine ZimmermanREALTOR(305) 360-0806 Open 7 Days AWeek County foreclosing on rental scofflawsThe owners of a Little Torch Key rental home with an illegal downstairs enclosure could face foreclosure for more than $620,000 in unpaid code-enforcement fines, Monroe county Commissioners decided Tuesday.Robert L. Charles, coowner with Marilyn Engel of the canalfront home at 624 Diane St., told commissioners at the Marathon meeting that he believes violations affirmed by a special magistrate in a June 2011 hearing are unfounded.Roberts asked the county to reassess my case based on facts.The owner did not attend the 2011 hearing that resulted of fines of $800 daily for the illegal apartment, along with deteriorating concrete supports. county records show.Code-compliance officers said complaints by neighbors prompted an investigation that found the single-family home built in 1976 had been converted into a rental duplex by creating a downstairs apartment, contrary to building and zoning restrictions. A1990 permit for a ground-floor storage area at the house specifically bans habitation and connections for electric or plumbing. Roberts bought the house, now assessed at $386,000, in 2004. Given the record, commissioners were puzzled why the owner made little visible effort to remedy the violations. My understanding is that he doesnt believe the special master reached the proper conclusions, Assistant County Attorney Steve Williams said. He disagrees with the finding against him so he doesnt come into compliance.Youre not giving us anything to work with here, Commissioner Danny Kolhage told Roberts.Commissioners gave its legal staff authority to begin foreclosure proceedings to satisfy the unpaid fines.CVS rejectedAlso Tuesday, developers of a planned CVS store on the east side of Stock Island lost an appeal over their plan to put the entrance driveway on Third Street, off the oceanside of U.S. 1.Attorney Bart Smith, representing Boos Development, said he site was planned for a Third Street entrance after the state Department of Transportation refused to allow direct access off U.S. 1.The countys Development Review Committee then rejected the Third Street entrance. Having access on Third Street created traffic problems, county Engineering Director Judy Clarke said, and concerns with regard to future operation of the road. County emergency vehicles use Third Street to reach U.S. 1 from a station farther down the road. The 14,600-square foot CVS would include a pharmacy and a grocery department. The vacant property also is bordered by Laurel Avenue and Second Street, but problems using those roads for entry were raised. There is no alternative on a county road for access, Smith said. After more than an hour of discussion on the issue, a motion to deny the appeal passed, 3-2.COUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgRowell s ma r i n a buy i s te n tatively OKdThe Rowells Marina property in Key Largo moved a step closer to becoming a county-owned property Tuesday but it will be at least three months before the deal becomes final.On a 4-1 vote, Monroe County commissioners agreed Tuesday to proceed with the $5 million purchase, but want to see a plan for operational expenses in addition to clean reports on title and environmental issues before signing off.Commissioner Heather Carruthers persuaded the board to extend the due-diligence period by a month to 90 days so County Administrator Roman Gastesi can compile a report on operational expenses and potential income from the eight-acre bayside tract.For us to enter into a deal of this magnitude without any idea of what those [operational expenses] and issues could be is shortsighted, Carruthers said. Commissioners Sylvia Murphy and David Rice strongly supported buying the property to provide space for community festivals and water access. This will be a showcase, Murphy said. Its the biggest win-win Ive seen in a long time. Its a good idea at the right time, Rice agreed.County Mayor George Neugent backed the purchase but urged county staff to seek a public-private partnership to fund improvements at the nearly vacant site.I want to be clear from my position that theres not going to be unlimited money from the county for facilities, he said.Commissioner Danny Kolhage cast the lone no vote, holding to his view that the countys infrastructure money from a special sales tax should be spent on roads and other priorities. I cannot support it, he said. It has to do with how we spend our capital-improvement money, not whether Rowells is a good investment.Speakers from a halfdozen Key Largo civic and business groups urged commissioners to buy the Rowells property. Its a boost in the arm of Key Largo that supports the community and businesses, Kay Thacker said. Its our last shot, guys. Theres not another piece of property like it. Thirty years from now, our kidskids will not say they appreciate fixing that road, said John Stuart of the Key Largo Rotary. They will appreciate county leaders stepping up to preserve Rowells. Final approval to acquire the Rowells site at mile marker 104.5 will require a four-fifths vote since the $5 million price is the higher of two appraisals, County Attorney Bob Shillinger. Gastesi showed the commission two possible plans for the Rowells Marina site, centered around the 634 linear feet of waterfront, and acreage that holds more than 100 exhibitor tents at festivals. Allocating space for a restaurant along U.S. 1 would generate more income, he said.KEY LARGOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBug board OKs balanced budgetThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board finalized a balanced fiscal year 2013-14 budget on Saturday after a brief public hearing. In fact, most of the discussion was centered around $42,000 worth of items the district put back in its barebones operating budget thanks to Chairman Bill Shaw and staff saving the district that amount of money on annual aviation insurance for the districts airplanes and helicopters. The district negotiated carrier Starr Aviation Agencys price down from $136,091 annually to $106,991 to insure two airplanes and four helicopters. Thats a $29,100 reduction. In addition, if the district makes no aviation insurance claims by the end of December, it would receive a $13,000 refund from Starr. District Director Michael Doyle said the majority of that money would be placed in the employee health insurance line item, saying its the districts most unpredictable cost. We dont have the final contract on the next years health insurance for the final budget, historically, Doyle said. You never know what costs are going to do or if an employee will have a serious illness. Doyle also announced several smaller items that were cut pretty thin during the budget process he was able to put back in. Most notably, $5,000 for a genetically modified mosquito test site was placed back in the budget in hopes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes the program in the coming calendar year. The much-publicized program from the British company Oxitec would utilize genetically altered mosquitoes to target dengue fevercarrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that caused an outbreak of the disease in Old Town Key West in 2009. The genetically altered bugs would carry a gene preventing them from mating. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com.Savings come from reduction in insuranceBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLCity finalizes 2014 budgetKEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
Anyone expecting fireworks at Thursdays special Marathon City Council meeting left disappointed, as concerns over an accelerated new city hall construction schedule were largely downplayed. City Manager Roger Hernstadt was criticized by many last week after a letter written by Key West architect William Horn, who heads Marathons city hall design team, was made public during the Sept. 10 council meeting.The Aug. 7 letter details numerous concerns the design team has with rushing the completion of design and construction documents on which contractors would base bids for the estimated $5.5 million city hall job.Horns gravest concern was that Hernstadts abbreviated schedule would force contractors to bid using largely preliminary design development documents as opposed to much-more detailed and complete construction development documents.Design documents were due Sept. 4, while construction documents were slated to be complete by Sept. 23 and bids on Oct. 4. Thats roughly three months for what many have said is typically a six-month process.The city backed off that schedule on Thursday, agreeing to give Horns team until Sept. 30 to complete construction documents with a 30-day bid period to follow. That would give contractors until Oct. 30 to review finished plans and submit proposals.Hernstadt said that was the plan all along, but that the city was keeping its willingness to extend the bid process in-house.Our strategy was not to make this common knowledge because we believed it would adversely affect productivity and possibly the competitive process, he said.Rumors at city hall rumors have been flying since Councilman Dick Ramsay attempted to voice major concerns during closing comments at the Sept. 10 council meeting. The move angered Mayor Mike Cinque, who banged the gavel to adjourn the meeting despite Ramsay and Councilman Chris Bull still trying talk about the project. Closing comments are typically not used to address substantive items, as Hernstadt put it on Thursday. In response to resident Bruce Schmitt telling Cinque he should be embarrassed by his actions, the mayor said Ramsay purposefully waited to discuss City Hall. He wouldnt have gotten nine days of theater otherwise, Cinque said. Hernstadt also expressed his disappointment with Ramsay during his opening presentation, going as far as to intimate Ramsay undermined him. Like Cinque, Hernstadt said Ramsay had ample time before or during the Sept. 10 meeting to initiate a City Hall discussion with fellow council members. Horn spoke briefly after Hernstadt and said the situation has been blown out of proportion. He said the letter was written mainly in response to Hernstadt attempting to shave one week off what he thought was the due date for construction documents. The deadline was Sept. 27 and Horn admitted he thought it was Sept. 23. In reality, Hernstadt asked for the plans one business day sooner, on Sept. 20. The project is going well, Horn said. I wish I really never wrote the letter. Several residents spoke, including Florida Keys Contractors Association President Chris Gratton. He reiterated that organizations concern that the previous construction schedule would not leave enough time to prepare proper bids. Artic-Temp of the Keys owner Gene Cavanaugh warned the council that the air-conditioning system it intends to install requires specific training and specific software to even install and be able to work on. I dont know why were not looking at a conventional air-conditioning system, he said. Bull praised Hernstadt for 30-plus years overseeing government contracts in Miami-Dade County, but noted he is a big-city guy now working in a small community. Hes used to being up in Miami-Dade where he doesnt have to have all that communication with the council. I think that was part of the problem, he said. Bull told Hernstadt he wanted better input on city hall specifics, in particular green building components planned for the construction. He also asked for more reports to the council on city hall progress. The council ultimately voted, 4-1, to extend the timetable as discussed. Councilwoman Ginger Snead was the lone dissenter, saying she preferred to leave it up to the manager. the district should agree to Fish and Wildlifes terms and reiterated the districts mission is to protect the public from mosquitoes. I hate to do this without having some kind of public hearing in Big Pine. Im not sure its smart to keep giving in to these people, he said. If there was ever a case for public comment, this is it. Amajor concern Doyle expressed in an Aug. 30 letter to Fish and Wildlife is that the district is expected to spend significant time and money $5,000 to $10,000 to monitor adulticide effects on butterfly habitat for Fish and Wildlife. Larry Williams, a field supervisor for Fish and Wildlifes South Florida Ecological Services Office, responded on Sept. 12 that the permit applicant should be responsible for proving theres no danger to habitat. Given the critical status of the two butterflies proposed for listing, the Service must be reasonably assured further harm to these species is unlikely, he wrote. Doyle said he would attempt to arrange to have the district boards November meeting on Big Pine Key, and Commissioner Steve Smith suggested inviting U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, state Sen. Dwight Bullard and state Rep. Holly Raschein. They represent the Keys at the state and federal levels. It might help influence a decision, Smith said. Bartrams hairstreaks are found only on Big Pine and on Long Pine Key, a tiny island in Everglades National Park. Its population is estimated at 100 to 800 adults total. The Florida leafwing population is thought to be several hundred or fewer. Its found in the Everglades, and sporadically in MiamiDade and Monroe counties.District: Involve lawmakersFrom Mosquitoes,1A Saturday,September 21,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com YOU NEED TO KNOWIts a study. Not a decision on channel widenin g .Dont be misled.With a yes vote, we will take these steps:(1) The city requests the study. The study will take three years; (2) When the U.S. Army Corps of En g ineers releases the study, the community and the city will evaluate the information in the report; (3) Followin g that evaluation, there is likely to be another referendum in which you decide if you want to widen the channel. Lets have that discussion then. Lets g et the facts now for future decisions. FIRSTTHE STUDY. THEN KEYWEST DECIDES BASED ON THE FACTS.Vote YES on Oct. 1.Pd.Pol.Ad. paid for by the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee 510 Greene St., Key West, FL33040 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 CONGRATULATIONSto Mike, Abby and Zander Taute.On their little girl Braelyn Ellis Taute born on 9-9-13 Grandparents areBob and Susie Tautefrom Marathon and Pete and Carolyn Ellis of Michigan 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 BILLWILKINS(305) 793-5253 601 W. Ocean Dr., # 112D Key Colony Beach Open 7 Days AWeek Congratulations to the new owners of Unit 112D at The Cay in beautiful Key Colony Beach!Lookin g to SELLyour residential or commercial property here in the Keys? Give me a call today. City hall doc s deadli n e exte n dedThe move comes following heated previous talksBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYResidents and city employees fill the Marathon firehouse meeting room Thursday to discuss City Manager Roger Hernstadts timetable for the construction of a new city hall. GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,September 21,2013 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALAnother wrong turn on votersLETTERS TO THE EDITORGovernment actually workedTo assist your readers with a Florida driver license or passport, I wish to enlighten them if their birth certificate doesnt match their name exactly as they have been using, in my case, for 85 years.After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years, filing with the Internal Revenue Service and paying Social Security under this name, the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles still didnt care. I was instructed to go to the courthouse and file for a petition to have my name legally changed. I went to the courthouse to learn the cost to file would be $400 and the first court date open was Oct. 16. Additional court costs depend on what needs to be done. On Sept. 3, I spent most of the morning talking with everyone in the government building about my plight. When I came home, I called state Rep. Holly Rascheins office and talked with her assistant Kate DeFoor. She replied, Give me 45 minutes to make some calls. About 30 minutes later, she called with two phone numbers, one to Tallahassee DMVand the other to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Florida.The first call to DMVtold me the same thing about the birth certificate, but I could get a 60-day free extension for my drivers license. The second call to Vital Statistics got me a lady named Sheila, who said no problem changing my birth certificate to match my existing name. It would cost $20 and all I needed to do was submit any legal document that showed my name before my 18th birthday. It could be a high school transcript.While we were looking into that, Sheila called back and said she had it. On the Internet, she found the 1940 census and there I was, Jerry S. Wilkinson. She would mail the required affidavit with all data on it and all I had to do was sign it in front of a notary public and mail it back. The next week I got my new birth certificate and took it back to DMV with my IRS 1099 and two documents showing my residential address, took a new photo for the drivers license, signed it and, for $55, got a new drivers license. Thanks to our state representatives office, everything worked out perfectly the kind of government I was used to in the 1940s. Jerry Wilkinson TavernierElect new bloodWell, Marathon Mayor Mike Cinques true colors have come out again. He and a few other council members have become so toxic that they have contaminated the city staff from doing the necessary work of the city.The voters have not been paying attention to what treachery has been going on with the City Council and its devious and deceitful intimidation of staff over the past four or five years. Their bullying of personnel has created an unfortunate handling of citizen affairs when working with the city. Marathon residents wanted what was the vision to become an independent community and be able to conduct their business in a local considerate, thoughtful and knowledgeable understanding manner.Some council members may have successful private businesses, but much of their conduct and management techniques of public, government and taxpayer matters are very problematic for the good of the residents of Marathon.Electing council members has become a swinging door when one gets termed out, sits out a year or, and here they come back again. Terrible and unfavorable approach for the important decisions that are to be made for the best interests of the residents of Marathon.Voters must elect people for City Council who are moral, proficient, competent, knowledgeable and educated regarding government administration and procedures and the management of taxpayer funds.As one local person has said, throw out the incumbents and do not select the attempting former council members, and elect new honest, trustworthy and scrupulous individuals who will be conscientious of the interests of the taxpayers.Harry Blevens MarathonHow to shark safelyWant to spot sharks? After diving the Florida Keys for more than 25 years, I have found what I think is the best technique to come across sharks, if you want to. Forget all the expensive equipment needed to go scuba diving. That equipment only slows you down and makes you very visible and audible to the fish. Invest in a cheap pair of fins, a mask and a snorkel. The idea is to swim quietly without all the distracting splashing, clanking of hanging gauges and noisy bubbles.Get out to any reef early in the morning before the loud propellers arrive carrying tons of tourists; do this on a weekday if possible. Jump off your boat moored or anchored to the south side of any reef. The Gulf Stream current will often attract big fish to the south side of any reef first because it brings nutrients heading north up the coast.Snorkel with minimum speed and minimum noise, and watch whats going on in the reef. I snorkel very often and I am happy to say that in any given dive, I will see full grown-nurse sharks, as well as reef and lemon sharks regularly in all the reefs of Key Largo. Frank Resillez Key LargoWheres the planning?If the Monroe County administrator worked in the private sector and told his board of directors that the company needed to purchase an asset and then come up with a plan for that asset, he would be summarily fired. The nerve of this guy to even think that this acceptable behavior is amazing.The county staff should at minimum present three or four alternative preliminary plans for the use of the Rowells Marina land, including some estimated costs for those plans knowing full well that these are estimates and not binding. Is he afraid that the neighbors and residents will object to his plans if revealed? There appears to be some hidden agendas here that the commissioners need to dig into before making an investment.Tony Bello Key LargoHaving once seen the mistake in trying to purge the rolls, the GOPembarks on Tour No. 2Looks like Floridas Republican leadership remains steadfast in its belief (erroneous, by the way) that massive fraud lurks out there in the ranks of Florida voters.The latest evidence: Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is embarking Monday on a campaign-like tour to lobby local elections supervisors for yet another voter roll purge. This on the heels of last years botched effort, which wound up bringing U.S. Justice Department action and left Florida with more egg on its face.Detzner, formerly head of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, apparently is trying to restore credibility to his office after last year sending county elections supervisors a hit list with 2,600 names.Detzner directed all elections officials to send letters to voters flagged on that list, advising them they had to prove they were citizens if they wanted to vote in the November 2012 elections. Well, local elections supervisors including our own Monroe County supervisor of elections put a halt to that hamhanded effort after discovering the states list was full of errors. Instead of 2,600 fraudulent voters, the states time-consuming and expensive purge found 85 voters ineligible to vote statewide. And they were removed from the rolls.Mind you, 85 voters out of a Florida voter registration of 11.4 million doesnt rise to the level of massive fraud claimed by the governor and GOPlegislative leadership.Dentzer now blames the federal government for refusing to provide access to the Department of Homeland Securitys Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (or, SAVE) database.In an interview with the News Service of Florida this week, Dentzer acknowledged last years purge was problematic: Sometimes people make mistakes. Im willing to say that we learned from the experience, but we didnt have access to the federal database.... Now that we have it, Im very comfortable. Im confident that we will do the right job, be fair and it will provide supervisors with credible and reliable information.Pardon our skepticism, but well rely on Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin to police local voter rolls. And Detzner a political appointee trapped in the GOPlie of massive voter fraud can save taxpayers a lot of money by canceling his campaign tour. After all, two wrongs dont make a right.KCB cuts budget a bitOne last tweak on Monday allowed the Key Colony Beach City Commission to trim a couple more percentage points off a once-substantial proposed tax increase for fiscal year 2013-14.The commission approved a final tax rate of 2.4219 at its final public budget hearing, down from 2.4705 on Sept. 9. Thats equivalent to $2.4219 per $1,000 of assessed taxable property value.At that rate, the owner of a $300,000 home on Key Colony would pay $726.57 in city taxes in the budget year beginning Oct. 1. The same owner paid $692.28 in the current year. The total final budget is $5.44 million, of which $1.24 million is expected to be raised through property taxes. The rest comes from fees, grants, revenue sharing and the like. Residents were none too pleased with the commission on July 3 approving a tentative tax rate of 2.7895, which represented a 21 percent increase over what the same owner paid in the current year. Mayor/Administrator Ron Sutton said the commission was attempting to avoid further spending down the citys diminishing cash reserves. Numerous residents called or e-mailed commissioners to complain about the increase. The city worked with local accounting firm Bishop Rosasco & Co. and on Sept. 9 announced three cuts that trimmed the proposed increase from 21 percent to 7 percent. The city removed an accidental duplication in expenses that doubled a $50,000 contribution from the citys general fund to its separate wastewater fund. In addition, $50,000 of an expected $150,000 carryover from the current years budget was placed in the general fund and a $60,000 annual interest payment on a road-work loan was moved from the general fund to the capital infrastructure fund, which does not use taxpayer dollars. The final adjustment on Monday was to move a $24,800 annual principal payment on the same roadwork loan from the general fund to the capital infrastructure fund. The loan is for a past project to move all electric lines on Sadowski Causeway the islands main strip underground and repave the road.The final tax rate is 2.4219By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACHGarcia gets Navy meetingU.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat who represents the Keys, has secured a meeting with Monroe County officials and Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for energy, installations and environment.The topic of the Oct. 3 session in Washington, D.C., is a Navy environmental impact statement that, if approved by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, would allow increased flight and training operations out of Naval Air Station Key Wests Boca Chica Field. Also outlined in the pending final EIS is permission to replace F-18 Super Hornet jet fighters with the newer F-22 Lightnings. I think that Monroe Countys representative was able to get a meeting in D.C. is pretty significant, said Lower Keys resident Don Riggs, a member of the countys advisory EIS committee. Riggs said Monroe County would be represented at the meeting by Mike Davis and John Abbot of Doral-based consulting firm Keith and Schnars, which the county contracted to help analyze the voluminous EIS. Davis is vice president and director of planning; Abbott is director of environmental science and water resources planning. The countys primary concerns with increased flight operations out of Boca Chica revolve around impacts on surrounding homeowners subject to jet noise as visiting jet squadrons practice carrier take-offs and landings. Navy officials considered four options for upgrading NAS operations, one of those being no action. They selected an alternative that would increase the number of flight operations out of Boca Chica from 47,500 annually up to 52,000. A take-off and landing are considered individual flight operations. The NAS Key West-specific EIS is not to be confused with the final Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing EIS, which governs future operational capabilities in more than 2.6 million square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. That report was released earlier this month and was also the subject of extensive local vetting and comment. Garcias staff did not provide comment by press time on Friday.Topic:More operations out of NASBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comTHE MILITARY Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESOuch! This is a close-up view of Gene Coppedges leg a diamondback rattlesnake attacked on Boca Chica Key in 1949. According to Ross Allens Reptile Institute,for which Coppedge was a buying agent,Gene had picked up the snake with his hook and was putting it in box when it fell to the ground close to his foot and struck very high,just above his boot.One fang struck top of boot and the other went half inch into flesh just below the knee.Fortunately,Gene knew what to do and had the nerve to do it.He gave himself immediate first aid by [torn] cuts and applying suction around the bite and above the knee.He then went to the hospital,where 15 suction cups were installed above the knee,drawing the poison out. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner a political appointee trapped in the GOP lie of massive voter fraud can save taxpayers a lot of money by canceling his campaign tour. After all,two wrongs dont make a right.
The fictional Tom Thumb may have been no bigger than an actual thumb, but the Tom Thumb conveniencestore chain is growing.The chain eight Florida Keys stores and a combined seven in Miami-Dade and Broward counties has embarked on an aggressive upgrade of its stores. While it will still carry staples like candy, munchies, soft drinks and small amounts of things such as paper products, dishwashing soap and pet food, its expanding its stock and adding Subway sandwich shops and so-called beer caves walkin coolers for customers to choose their favorite suds.One store whose renovation is complete is in the median at mile marker 98 in Key Largo. That store includes Shell gas pumps and has added a beer cave and a Subway.Now under way is the one at U.S. 1 and 26th Street, across the highway from Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon (it doesnt have gas pumps). Demolition of the interior, which started Sept. 10, is all but complete. Anew Tom Thumb with all the new amenities is on target for a Nov. 14 opening, said company Vice President Tom McCarthy. Another Tom Thumb in Marathon, about two miles north at U.S. 1 and Sombrero Beach Boulevard (it has Shell gas pumps), has already been renovated and added sandwich sales. That was kind of our first prototype but it wasnt quite what we wanted, so we went with a new design for the other stores, McCarthy said. Theyll be tweaked as we go if we find were not getting bang for our buck. Youll still have the available dishwashing liquid and toilet paper, he said. But its become less grocery and more snack. So you might not see as much as pork and beans and more sandwiches and parfaits.In addition to locals, the store at U.S. 1 and 26th Street draws customers from Tranquility Bay, and McCarthy says he expects when the rebuild is complete, it will draw even more hotel guests.As for workers displaced by the temporary closing, Tom Thumb owns the Subway shop at U.S. 1 and 109th Street, so some staff will get hours there, as well as at other Tom Thumbs until the renovated store reopens.Keys contractors being used are Arctic Temp AC from Marathon; Pro Tec, an electrical company out of Key Largo; Lindholm Roofing from Tavernier; Dream Builders Discount Dumpsters out of Marathon; and Marathon Electric Sign and Light.Next on the list for renovation is the Big Pine Key Tom Thumb, which has gas pumps. Saturday,September 21,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 102 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period September 8 September 14, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key 251 Key Deer Blvd. (1)$12,600,000$10,000,000722Prud. Knight & Gardner/Team KnightPrud. Knight & Gardner/Team Knight 30836 Granada Ave.$479,900$450,000278Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Nira ToccoColdwell Banker Schmitt/E. Zimmerman 29393 Cypress Dr.$299,000$285,000241Rose Dell & Assoc./Rose DellA Key Real Estate/Ron WnukowskiCudjoe Key 701 Spanish Main Dr.$259,000$215,000209Waterfront Keys Rlty./Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Rlty./Trish Brummer 22707 Blackbeard Ln.$415,000$400,000152Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoRealty Exec. Fl. Keys/Heather BennettDuck Key 5068 Sunset Village Dr.$260,000$260,000235C B Schmitt/D. Grill, E. ZimmermanKeller Williams Rlty./Jim Larson 261 Seaview Dr. (*)$75,000$66,00084American Caribbean RE/Kristen BrennerAmerican Caribbean RE/Lynn LucasKey Largo 101551 Overseas Hwy. (*)$120,000$90,0001665Century 21 Schwartz/Stephen SingerMarr Properties/Stephanie Clark 98362 Windward Ave.$179,000$169,000817Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 7 Eagle Dr.$549,000$500,000143Marr Properties/Terry CantoOutside of MLS 2 Flamingo Rd.$258,900$245,000259Century 21 Schwartz/S. Livoti, M. PaceOutside of MLS 94825 Overseas Hwy. (*)$50,000$50,000215Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria BarrosoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso 236 Upper Matecumbe Rd.$435,000$415,000201Moorings Rlty./A. Lindmar, S. AshmoreMoorings Rlty./Ashley Lindmar 700 Silver Cir.$177,000$159,000144Century 21 Schwartz/S. Livoti, M. PaceCentury 21 Schwartz/Susan Miller 164 Avenue C$285,000$275,000125Henry Quintana Rlty./Rigoberto MonteroOutside of MLS 22 Center Ln.$870,000$860,00096Century 21 Schwartz/M. Pace, S. LivotiCentury 21 Schwartz/S. Livoti, M. Pace 0 Jewfish Ave. (*)$69,000$55,00081Marr Properties/Terry CantoMarr Properties/Terry Canto 103 First Ave.$350,000$305,00059Keyes Co./Lesli BurkheadCentury 21 Schwartz/Amber Sirica 1500 Ocean Bay Dr.$209,000$202,50038Marr Properties/Terry CantoMarr Properties/Terry Canto Key West 806 Johnson Ln.$1,400,000$1,297,500910Truman & Co./R. Emmons, W. BrownPrud. Knight & Gardner/Joanne Allen 2017 Harris Ave.$475,000$475,000299Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoColdwell Banker Schmitt/R. Lively, B. Crespo 2521 Fogarty Ave.$225,000$220,000275Century 21 Schwartz/Rhonda WilliamsExit Rlty. Old Island/Maria Lybrand 316 Amelia St.$499,000$496,000269Bascom Grooms RE/Bascom GroomsPrud. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 3930 Roosevelt Blvd.$279,000$249,500187Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Stacy StahlSouthernmost Rlty./Mila de Mier 3625 Seaside Dr.$299,000$288,500114Robinson RE Co./Joan KelleyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 717 Catherine St.$525,000$507,00067Marquis Prop. Rlty./Rudy MolinetPrud. Knight & Gardner/G. EsbensenLower Matecumbe 101 Gulfview Dr.$549,000$525,000364Global Luxury Rlty./Valeria CaracappaOcean Sotheby's Interntl./Jamie DanielsMarathon 2000 Coco Plum Dr.$275,000$240,000109American Caribbean RE/Kathryn RummeryAmerican Caribbean RE/K. Rummery 950 80th St.$359,000$350,000289American Caribbean RE/Sandra TuttleRE/MAX Marathon Vac. RE/Jo Ann Cook 1215 97th St.$170,000$165,000200Exit Rlty. Fl. Keys/Derrick JohnsonColdwell Banker Schmitt/Brian Schmitt 12690 Overseas Hwy.$385,000$367,500170Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsRE/MAX Marathon Vac. RE/Jo Ann Cook 605 Sombrero Beach Rd.$135,000$135,00035Exit Rlty. Fl. Keys/P. Morgan HillExit Realty Fl. Keys/Derrick Johnson 19 Sombrero Blvd.$100,000$100,0000American Caribbean RE/Bill PaulsonAmerican Caribbean RE/Bill Paulson 19 Sombrero Blvd.$100,000$100,0000American Caribbean RE/Bill PaulsonAmerican Caribbean RE/Bill PaulsonPlantation Key 227 Mohawk St.$725,000$695,000226RE/MAX Keys Prop./Jim SignorColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren BK 9 Lt 11 Overseas Hwy.(*)$21,000$31,706214Marr Properties/Stephanie ClarkBarbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsStock Island 5580 1st Ave. (1)$899,000$700,000511Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompColdwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompSugarloaf Key 43 Caymen Dr. (*)$175,000$110,000152Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 41 Caymen Dr. (*)$150,000$80,000120Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 42 Caymen Dr. (*)$175,000$110,000120Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileyUpper Matecumbe Key 81801 Overseas Hwy.$399,000$369,000146Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellMoorings Rlty./Corie McGraw-AbelVacant Lot (*) Commercial Property (1) Independent Living Skills Groups Services we provide: Targeted Case Management ABCs for Success, LLCBehavior and Development Center Our Islamorada oce is now open and accepting new clients! 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Keys Tom Thumbs being renovatedSecond one of eight is in MarathonBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comCONVENIENCE STORES BusinessKeynoter photo by LARRY KAHNAll thats left of the Tom Thumb at U.S.1 and 26th Street in Marathon is a shell.The company says the expected reopening date is Nov.14. OWNERSHIP CHANGE Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYEquity LifeStyle Properties Inc.,a Chicago company,on Wednesday said it has acquired the Fiesta Key RV Resort at mile marker 70 of U.S.1 oceanside for $24.6 million from Sherwoood Forest Licensing Corp.and MHC Key LLC,also both based in Chicago.The 324-site RV resort is actually made up of two upland lots with a combined 25.38 acres and assessed for property tax purposes at $7,775,086.Equity LifeStyle didnt return calls for comment on more specifics.
Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter expects the School Board next week to approve his plan to spend $1.7 million to eliminate a controversial employee furlough program in place since the 2010-11 school year. The vote is set for Tuesday at district headquarters on Trumbo Point in Key West beginning at 5 p.m. Porter said that once he has board approval, the next step is to formalize the agreement as part of ongoing bargaining with the United Teachers of Monroe union. I am pleased that I am able to make this recommendation to the School Board and I, like all of our employees, look forward to putting these days and the negative connotations associated with them in our past, he said. This is certainly another step in the right direction for the Monroe County schools. Mary Maxwell, a literature teacher at Key West High School, said shes glad to have the pay restored but noted that teachers are still taking a hit for the two years under the furlough program. Its like they take away $15 and give you back $5, she said. Hopefully it will pass and we will get back the money they took from us. Theres just not enough clarity with regards to the money thats there. Then-Superintendent Joseph Burke unilaterally instated the furlough program seven days unpaid in 2010 when the district was in a financial tailspin that saw the cutting of more than $13 million in expenditures over a two-year period. Once in place, the furlough program and its attendant pay cut became the norm, although UTM fought unsuccessfully for years, first via the state Public Employee Relations Committee, then in the First District Court of Appeal, to have it overturned. Just as the furlough days were implemented in a nonbargained for manner, Porter said, so are they being reinstated, by the School Board but this time in coordination and collaboration with [UTM] on behalf of all employees. Porter said that while the topic has been discussed in formal bargaining sessions, this is not officially a bargained-for outcome. The board has approved a 2013-14 budget with matching revenue and expenses at $84.5 million. Porter said the district is able to restore the pay lost to the furlough program thanks to the districts improving financial position, which includes a fund balance of $6 million. Restoring the furlough days is not a bargaining issue, board member John Dick said. Its something we want to do. We took it away and now we are in a position to give it back. We need to do this. Also included in the districts adopted budget is a $1.4 million raise pool mandated by the state Legislature and based on a push by Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Although mandated by the state, the raises come largely on the back of local taxpayers because Monroe, considered a property-rich county, has to raise 90 percent of schools funding locally. In dollars, that means the state is kicking in only about $100,000 of the raise money and the remainder, $1.3 million, comes out of local wallets. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,September 21,2013 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 The complete Florida Keys news and information source.Furloughs coming to an end this yearDays restored after 3 years of cutbacksBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 21,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL|(305) 289-2038 HOT! HOT! NEW! Coastal Furniture Lamps Artwork Accessories Conch Style Just because youre working up a sweat by getting Keys exercise like kayaking,paddleboarding and bike riding doesnt mean you cant be stylish doing it.Column, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Dolphin boys win 5-team meetThe Marathon High School boys cross-country team placed five runners in the Top 10 en route to winning a five-team meet Thursday in Miami. The Dolphin boys totaled 35 points, easily outpacing host Miami Christian Schools 56 points, Divine Savior Academy (88), Riviera Prep (106) and Island Christian School (107). Divine Savior won the girlsmeet by default as the only team with five runners, though the Dolphins placed three runners in the top 15 overall. Cross-country scores are compiled by totaling the places of each teams top five runners. Anthony Garcia broke his own school record by 55 seconds, finishing in 19 minutes, 40 seconds in the 5K (3.1 miles) and taking third place overall. His previous record was 20:35 at last years District 16 meet. Joel Zaila finished sixth in 21:22, while Giovani Garcia took seventh (21:31), Aydan Child ninth (21:54) and Truman Berger 10th (22:05). The Dolphins also took 11th, 14th and 15th places overall to place eight runners in the top 15. Jake Coldren finished in 22:06, followed by Jamison Puto (23:05) and Matthew Pinkley (23:20). This was the first time in seven-plus years that our boys team has won a multischool meet. To do this Anthony, Joel, Giovani, Truman, Jake and Jamison all ran personal records, coach Jim Murphy said. Thursdays 21:26 average time was good enough to break a Marathon High boys team record by 17 seconds. The previous record was set last year at 21:43. Only three girls ran Thursday for the Dolphins, but all placed inside the top 15 overall.Sheila Corro finished ninth in 30:16, while Rosie Parrado took 11th (31:56) and Sammie Bonilla 15th (34:38).All three girls did great and improved their times from our last meet. We were missing a few girls runners, but will be back to full strength soon, Murphy said. This is the most dedicated team Ive seen in my five years with the cross-country program. We have been working hard and its nice to see the hard work pay off. The Dolphins are scheduled to run at Divine Savior on Tuesday.Its first time in seven years thats occurred for MarathonMARATHON CROSS COUNTRYBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com PREP SWIMMINGPhoto by JOLEEN BARRETTCoral Shores junior Kelsea Volland plunges in to help the Lady Hurricanes take a relay victory Wednesday in a three-way meet with Marathon High School and LaSalle.Fins, Canes lead tri-meetGirls teams from Marathon High School and Coral Shores swam to a 4747 tie in a three-way meet Wednesday, with both Florida Keys pool squads defeating LaSalle. Coral Shoresboys team topped Marathon, 42-26, and LaSalle, 41-26. Marathons boys defeated LaSalle, 39-24, in the Founders Park event scored as a series of dual meets. Marathons girls outpointed LaSalle, 60-32; Coral Shores topped the Lady Lions, 44-31.Monroe County girls scoring overall meet race wins:Hannah Gracy (M), 200yard medley, 2:52.6; Kelsea Volland (CS), 200-freestyle, 2:30.9; Malorie Woodbury (M), 50-free, 27.27; Carli Tejera (CS), 500-free, 7:19.2; Coral Shores 200-free relay (Katharine Hamer, Makayla Cuppett, Tori Volland, K. Volland), 1:51.6; and Coral Shores 400-free relay (Hamer, Jessica Butler, T. Volland, K. Volland), 4:18.9.Monroe County boys event winners:Aaron Grube (M), 200free, 2:04.9; Evin Zekthi (CS), 200-medley, 2:04, and 100-butterfly, 55.78; Colby Barrett (CS), 50-free, 26.54; Will Wolfe (M), 100-backstroke, 1:08.36; Rion Hunter, (CS), 100-breaststroke, 1:16.82; Coral Shores 200free relay (Zekthi, Hunter, Barrett, Grayson Nicoletti), 1:45.1; Coral Shores 400free relay (Zekthi, Andrew Jones, Hunter, Conrad Matthews), 4:02.6.Keys teams in competition with LaSalleBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Conchs set school recordThe Key West High School boys 200-meter individual medley relay team set a school record during a double-dual meet Wednesday afternoon at Wellington High in Palm Beach County. The team of T.J. Carbone (backstroke), Isaiah Green (breaststroke), Chris Bujak (butterfly) and Derrick Allen (freestyle) finished the race in second place in 1:49.80, a split second behind the winning Wellington team. Overall, the Conch boys, with 52 points, finished second to Wellington (93); Palm Beach Central (31) was third. In individual races, Allen was first in the 50 free in 23.04 seconds and Bujak won the 100 fly in1:02. Allen was second in the 100 free (53.47), Green was second in the 100 breast (1:08) and Carbone was second in the 100 back (1:07). The Conch boys 200 freestyle relay team of Allen, Bujak, Green and Marcus Brisson won for the third consecutive time this season. The 400 free relay team of Carbone, Brisson, Hunter Lubin and Samir Mendoza Sanchez was second. The Key West girls team finished third with 31 points, behind Wellington (87) and Palm Beach Central (52). Kimberlee Reed was second in the 50 free in 27.67, and Daniela Filette-Morffi was second in the 100 free in 1:04. The Conch girls 200 IM relay team of Kimberlee Reed, Kristen Reed, FiletteMorffi and Morgan Bentley was second. It was the first road meet of the season for the Conchs, who will swim at 4 p.m. Wednesday against Monsignor Pace at the Florida Keys Community College pool.Overall,team finishes second at WellingtonBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SWIMMINGLady Hurricanes close but fall to RaidersAfter coming up short in matches against strong district contenders, Coral Shores Highs girls volleyball team aims to get back on the right side of the score in two home matches this week.The Lady Hurricanes (55) forced two close games against powerhouse Gulliver Prep in a 25-14, 27-25, 25-23 loss Monday. The Canes were a good bounce here or there away from a very different outcome, head coach Andy Thiery said. Team captain Ellie Leopold delivered 16 kill shots in her tremendous match, Thiery said. Brooklyn Irwin moved into the hitter spot for secondleading scorer Melissa Helphrey, out with an illness, and made five kills with several defensive saves. As a collective unit, they played their hearts out, Thiery said. Worn down from Mondays arduous road game, the Canes dropped three straight, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15 to a technically proficient Florida Christian club (7-5) at home Tuesday. Helphrey returned to the lineup to help Leopold and Amberlyn Casas at the net. Danielle Del Toro, Amber Hanson and Irwin played a solid floor game. The Canes are home Tuesday against Keys Gate, and Thursday against Key West High School. Both varsity matches start around 5:30 p.m. after the 4 p.m. junior-varsity games.The 5-5 team plays a pair come this weekCORAL SHORES VOLLEYBALLLady Dolphins roll over OwlsThe Marathon High School volleyball team made quick work of Archimedean Academy on Tuesday in Miami. The Dolphins defeated the Owls in straight sets, 25-12, 25-14 and 25-14. The win was Marathons second straight after a fivematch tournament hosted by rival Key West High School last weekend. The girls won a tight five-set match over Greater Miami Adventist Academy on Monday. Savannah Schuhmacher stepped up from the junior varsity squad to replace one of the Dollphins most important pieces, setter Jordan Roney, who was injured Monday against Greater Miami. Sydney Konrath took over as the teams setter against Archimedean and coach Carol Miller said the Dolphins worked the 5-1 offense to perfection. That alignment features a single setter and five attackers. Team spirit is high right now, and despite the lack of one of the pillars of our team, they worked the 5-1 offense led by Konrath, she said. JohnNisha Qualls led the team in kills, while Konrath and Brandi Spalten were the teams top servers. Marathon (6-6) is scheduled to host traditionally strong District 16 opponent Westminster Christian School on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.Westminster visits the 6-6 squad TuesdayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALLWeb extrasIn addition to the sports you see on this page,we have plenty more coverage on the web at www.KeysNet.com ,including:The Key West High School volleyball team continues looking for that elusive first win following its latest loss,to Ransom Everglades.Ransom is also too much for the Conch golfers in a match played at the Biltmore in Miami. By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores junior Skylar DeMoss tries to catch a ball coming off the net in the Lady Hurricanesloss to Florida Christian on Tuesday.The Canes play two home matches this week.
Just like your wardrobe, workout routines can start to feel a little old and bland. And there is nothing worse than dreading it or making it a chore. Rejuvenate your workout by trying something new, getting back into something you love or by adding something shiny and new to your athletic apparel. Stand-up paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. If you have not tried this fun pastime, its time to change that. Not only is it a great way to explore the shallow water in the Florida Keys, but it provides a great workout. The boards offer a wide platform for stability, excellent for standing or kneeling. If you do fall in, the boards are very easy to climb back on. You could also try a paddleboard yoga class offered throughout the Keys. The classes start with a nice paddle, then move into a yogainstructed class and end with a paddle back to land. Start by renting a board and then try out a class on the board. Stand-up paddleboard rentals are available throughout the Keys, including:Paddle the Florida Keys, mile marker 88, Islamorada, www.paddletheflorida keys.com 434-5930.Otherside Board Sports,mile marker 83.2, Islamorada, www.othersideboardsports.com 853-9728.Keys Kayak, 10499 Overseas Highway, Marathon, www.keyskayakllc.com 743-8880.Standup Paddleboard Key West, 5001 5th Ave., www.supkeywest.com (305) 240-1426. If youd like to keep your workout on dry land, consider taking up an old hobby you used to enjoy. As kids, most of us grew up on our bikes and used it as our main means of transportation. In the Keys, bikes are an excellent way to get around while providing some great exercise. The trick as an adult is to invest in a quality bike that is the right size and style for you. Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters in Islamorada (mile marker 82.2) not only has a great selection of bicycles for purchase but also an abundance of Electra bicycles for rent. Stop in and check out its large inventory and rent one to try out. I recommend investing in a basket for the front of your bike. Its a great way to store water bottles, wallets and sunscreen while out cruising the Keys. Just because youre going to the gym doesnt mean you should leave your fashion sense at home. If youre wearing old ratty T-shirts to work out, you are in desperate need of new athletic apparel. Workout apparel has come a long way. Workout tops for women offer built-in bra support and strategic color blocking for figure flattering effects. As exciting as it can be to put on a new dress, a new outfit for the gym can provide just as much enjoyment. Flex your fashion muscles by buying color-coordinating outfits in bright hues. Make sure that whatever you buy, you feel confident in. Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, Leahs FabulousFinds.com. 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Conchtoberfest, organized by the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, coincides with the annual Key West Poker Run, a motorcycle event that started from Miami on Thursday and ends Sunday in Key West. Some 10,000 bikes were expected for the ride.Conchtoberfest comprises restaurants with themed nights, with each night raising money for a local nonprofit. All theme meals and entertainment start at 6 p.m. The schedule:Monday: Jamaica Me Crazy, Sunset Grille and Raw Bar, mile marker 47 oceanside. Benefits Dolphin Research Center.Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Party, Saltys Waterfront Grill, 7 Mile Marina at mile marker 47 bayside. Benefits Hospice of the Florida Keys /Visiting Nurse Association.Wednesday: Mexican Night, Lazy Days South, 725 11th St., mile marker 47.5 oceanside. Benefits the chamber scholarship fund.Thursday: Party Like a True German, Castaway, end of 15th Street oceanside. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.Friday: Pirate Night, Cabana Breezes, 401 E. Ocean Dr., Key Colony Beach.MIDDLE KEYS LIVING BRIEFSCar show tonight for cancer researchKeys Team Pink, an Upper Keys volunteer team for the American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Florida Keys, has a fundraising car show, Hot Rods for Ta Tas, from 6 to 9 tonight at Dennys Restaurant, mile marker 97.6 in Key Largo. The event funds breast cancer research and provides information and services and access to mammograms for women in Monroe County. All makes and models of cars are welcome. There is no entry fee.
Saturday,September 21,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife FestivalWhether youre a longtime local or an occasional visitor, organizers of the 15th annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival know theres something that will capture your interest on the festivals list of nearly 40 field trips, happy hour talks and workshops.We encourage you to take this opportunity to get outdoors and experience the natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Our trip leaders are experts in their field, and theyll strive to make every event fun, engaging, and educational, festival coordinator Kristie Killam said. We guarantee a great adventure that will amaze your senses and energize your spirit. What are you waiting for? Get outside and live a little like you are on vacation.From Key Largo to Key West and from the Everglades and Biscayne Bay to Dry Tortugas national parks, the Tuesday through Sunday festival offers guided bird and butterfly walks, happy hour talks, wildlife photography workshops, a family-friendly wildlife fair, boat and paddle trips and a birding and photography excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park.Spending some time on the path less traveled is an excellent way to get a fresh perspective on our muchbeloved chain of islands. It doesnt take a hardcore birder to appreciate that, though theyre sure have a great time, too.HawkwatchKeynote speaker Rafael Galvez is leading a series of walks, workshops and talks that will spotlight the variety of birds that travel through the Keys at this time of year, from the smallest of warblers to the largest birds of prey. Theres a reason the festivals motto is Witness the Magnificence of our Spectacular Fall Migration, said Galvez, a talented illustrator and organizer of the annual two-month-long citizen science project known as the Florida Keys Hawkwatch.Take the migratory journey of a warbler, for example: It weighs less than two dimes put together. Yet, flying at night, it migrates all the way from the North Atlantic to South America. In order to refuel for this journey, it stops in, of all places, the Florida Keys, he said.Four of Galvezs walks begin before sunrise. Those morning trips are going to be special, he said, because thats when those fly-by-night songbirds plunge into the vegetation and feed like crazy.Just hearing the sound of all that activity in the woods around you is a thrill, Galvez said. And theres always the possibility of spotting a rare species, like last years encounter with a lemon-yellow Bullocks Oriole on a Long Key State Park trail. Thats a sighting that had the birding world abuzz, said Galvez, who counts it among his favorite birding-in-theKeys moments.We see excellent birds, Galvez said. We see some birds that have to be reviewed by the Florida Ornithological Society because theyre not known to be in Florida.Backstage passGuided by birding, butterfly and photography experts from throughout South Florida, festival participants get a backstage pass to many of our natural gems, including a halfdozen state parks, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, the National Key Deer Refuge and the waters of the Upper Keys backcountry. Stuck in the 9-to-5 grind? You can join keynote speaker Galvez for one of those early morning walks in Key Largo, Long Key or Big Pine Key or attend one of three talks set for happy hour in Key Largo, Marathon and Key West. Curry HammockFor the past three years, the Homestead-based Galvez has organized the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, the southernmost migration monitoring project in the continental United States. From its perch at Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon, the largely volunteer effort documents as many as 25,000 birds of prey of 18 species and more than 120 species of waders, shorebirds and songbirds as they migrate through the Keys in the fall. The festival is partnering with Hawkwatch to provide festival goers with daily opportunities to participate in citizen science. Combine that with opportunities to spot migrating songbirds and rare endemic bird and wildlife species in the beautiful subtropical habitats of the Florida Keys and you have the ingredients for a fantastic adventure.Galvez kicks off his walks at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Later in the day, he joins Audubons Pete Frezza for Wading Birds of Florida Bay, the festivals opening evening event at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. Friday evenings reception at the Marathon Garden Club, The Spectacular Fall Migration over the Florida Keys also features Galvez, as well as refreshments and hors doeuvres.Among other festival highlights: Florida State Parks biologist Janice Duquesnel leads three walks in Dagny Johnson, Windley Key and Indian Key state parks that will provide insight into our islandsunique history both natural and manmade.Local photographer Chad Anderson and Through the Lens Gallerys Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez share their secrets with budding nature photographers during workshops and field trips. Joy Tatgenhorst of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary guides mangrove kayak expeditions around Curry Hammock.Key West birding guide Mark Hedden introduces The Magnificent Seven: Seven American Birds Youre Unlikely to See Outside the Florida Keys. FavoritesTwo of the festivals perennial favorites are slated for the weekend.Bring the family to the Wildlife Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Curry Hammock and enjoy free park admission. The fair features folk music by Grant Livingston, dozens of booths,Week-long event showcases Keys natural habitatBIRDING FESTIVALA roseate spoonbill captured in the Florida Keys backcountry.(Photo courtesy Chad Anderson)Osprey sparks lifetime interestRafael Galvez still has the science fair project he did when he was 13. It was a study of water birds, compiled and illustrated by the budding young citizen scientist who now runs the southernmost U.S. raptor migration monitoring project, the Florida Keys Hawkwatch.I had just arrived in Miami, and I had never seen so many water birds, said the Peruvian-born Galvez, the keynote speaker for this years Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival. He liked to draw, so he started drawing the birds that caught his eye. An osprey on a nearby lake was his spark bird the term birders use for that special species that first sparked their interest in the hobby. Then his father picked up a 1930s-era Roger Tory Peterson guide at a neighbors yard sale. When I saw a bird and knew I could refer to [the guide], I was hooked.Galvez hopes that kind of inspiration strikes some of the participants of the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, which starts Tuesday, Sept. 24. Hes leading several bird walks and workshops, as well as giving two evening talks. It takes that one bird to awaken your curiosity, he said. The talented illustrator is a member of the Miamibased Tropical Audubon Society board of directors, for which he focuses on Everglades conservation issues, and is the publisher of the organizations print publication. His current work focuses on strengthening the monitoring of migratory birds throughout Important Bird Areas in the region.Galvez has participated in conservation and education projects in Florida, Latin America and Eurasia. He serves on the Florida OrnithologicalSocietys records committee, in charge of evaluating reports of birds documented in the wild, and updating the official record of species for the state. He is a contributor to the Hawk Migration Studies Journal, published by the Hawk Migration Association of North America. Galvezs bird and habitat illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, and are featured in his field guide to Raptors and Owls of Georgia (Caucasus); they were instrumental in a campaign to deter the illegal poaching of birds of prey in that region. Galvez lives in Homestead, where hes close to birding meccas like Everglades and Biscayne national parks and, of course, the Florida Keys. Four the past three years, Galvez has organized the Keys Hawkwatch. The volunteer effort documents as many as 25,000 birds of prey of 18 species and more than 120 species of waders, shorebirds and songbirds as they migrate through the Keys in the fall. Galvezs work on Hawkwatch began Sept. 15 and will continue into November at the count site at Curry Hammock State Park. Hes up early each morning doing flight surveys or transect counts in the Middle Keys. When not out in the field, hes teaching workshops on bird and habitat painting. Last year, the Hawkwatch counted a record-breaking number of peregrine falcons traveling through the Keys on their way to South America. It was one of the highlights of his birding life. Its something spectacular that few people get to see in their lives, and its right here, he said. Keynote speaker organizes annual Keys HawkwatchSpecial to The KeynoterBIRDING FESTIVAL If you want to learn how to tell the difference between a piping plover and other shorebirds,sign up for keynote speaker Rafael Galvezs Shorebird ID Workshop during the Sept.28 Wildlife Fair.(Photo courtesy Ted Keyel)See Festival,4BSpecial to The Keynoter GALVEZThe worlds fastest birdThe Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a powerful falcon that hunts medium-sized birds. They are the worlds fastest bird and can fly at speeds over 200 miles per hour. The peregrine is a crowsized bird that weighs just over 2 pounds and has a wing span of about 3 feet. It has a notched beak that is used to kill prey by severing the spinal column at the neck. An adult peregrine has a dark grey back and crown, dark bars or streaks on a pale chest and abdomen, and heavy stripes on the side of the face. Immature peregrines are buff in front and have dark brown backs; adults are white or buff in front and bluish-gray on their backs. Females and males are identical in appearance, but the female can be a third larger than the male. Once on the federal list endangered species because of the use of pesticide DDT, the peregrine falcon has made a miraculous comeback in population size since the 1970s. These magnificent creatures are one of the success stories of the Endangered Species Act; peregrines were officially delisted in 1999. Peregrine means wanderer, and that they do; they may travel as far north as the Arctic tundra to raise their young, and then back to South America to winter. Dont miss a chance to see this awesome, aweinspiring species migrating through the Florida Keys. Nowhere else on Earth have peregrine falcons been documented in higher numbers during migration than in Curry Hammock State Park, when Florida Keys Hawkwatch counted 651 peregrines in a single day (and 3,836 total) in 2012. Sources: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Florida Keys HawkwatchHas made a miraculous comebackSPOTLIGHT SPECIES Peregrine means wanderer,appropriate for their range from Arctic to South America.(Photo courtesy Kevin Sunderland)
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,September 21,2013 Key Deer Refuge biologist Chad Anderson is a seventh-generation Floridian who was born in St. Petersburg. The rapid development of Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas pushed him toward a career in environmental science. After years of kayaking and hiking, Anderson decided to start bringing a camera along on his adventures. Apassion grew instantly. Anderson is the administrator and founder of Florida Conservation Photographers, a nonprofit group dedicated to highlighting conservation issues, supporting science and raising funds for worthy projects. Check out Andersons photography at www .exposingflorida photography.net J oy TatgenhorstJoy Tatgenhorst has been an environmental educator for 30 years with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, giving interactive programs on the coral reef to children of all ages. She has a bachelors degree in biology and environmental studies. In years past, she was a partner in a kayak tour business in Marathon. Tatgenhorst is on the executive committee of the Monroe County Environmental Education Advisory Council, a founding member of the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, and has served on the City of Marathons Green Committee for the past six years.Mark HeddenMark Hedden has lived in the Florida Keys for 20 years. He took up casual birding in his late 20s and soon realized he wasnt interested in doing much else with his time. He has worked as a hawk trapper for the Florida Keys Raptor Migration Project (now called the Florida Keys Hawkwatch), meaning he has been either bitten or taloned by eight species of raptors, his favorite being the Peregrine Falcon. He has also worked as a hawk counter for the project, which drew less blood. Hedden wrote a weekly newspaper column about birds for six years, and has also written for BirdWatching Magazine, BirdersWorld, Bird Watchers Digest, the Miami Herald and the Washington Post He began guiding locally in 2003, and has guided many trips to the Dry Tortugas. He is the former owner of Caligo Ventures ( www.caligo .com ), which runs bird tours all over the world, but specializes in trips based at the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad & Tobago. Hedden is also a writer-in-residence at The Studios of Key West. Peter FrezzaPeter Frezza is Research Manager-Everglades Region at Audubon of Floridas Tavernier Science Center, where research focuses on Everglades restoration initiatives and how modifications to freshwater flow are affecting plant, fish and bird life in the downstream coastal mangrove zone and Florida Bay. Frezza received a bachelors degree in Environmental Resource Analysis from Florida Atlantic University in December 1998 and a masters degree in Environmental Science from Florida Atlantic University in December 2000, where his studies focused on coastal processes and landscape ecology of southeastern Florida. He has worked as a biologist with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the Sport Fish Restoration project. Upon finishing graduate school, he was hired by Audubon of Florida to work as a scientist at Audubons Tavernier Science Center. He has been with Audubon Florida since January 2001.Dick Fortune and Sara LopezFormer keynote speakers South Florida photographers Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez of Through the Lens gallery return to this years Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival to share their expertise with festivalgoers. Bring your cameras and join Sara and Dick on Saturday, Sept. 28, as they host a photography tutorial, Photography in the Forest, at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. On Sunday, Sept. 29, Fortune and Lopez will lead a group of up to 20 people on a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park as they share some of the secrets of professional wildlife photography. Dick Fortunes outlook and thirst for adventure have given him a different perspective when looking through the lens. He has an uncanny eye for raw beauty that is more fine art than photography. Sara Lopezs intuitive sense of what is beautiful when she looks through the lens allows her to capture her subjects essence as they come alive in her images. They have been recognized with numerous photography awards. Fortune and Lopez promote photographic practices that respect and protect wildlife by discouraging harassment, feeding or provocation of any kind. See their images online at www.throughthelens gallery.com Activities featuring keynote speaker Rafael Galvez: Birding in a Unique Ecosystem: Explore a Tropical Hardwood Hammock from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Meet at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Key Largo Botanical Hammock State Park (County Road 905, 1 mile north of U.S. 1) for a morning walk with the aim of encountering migratory songbirds. Limit 15. Cost $30.Wading Birds of Florida Bay with Galvez and Audubon Floridas Pete Frezza from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Murray Nelson Government Center, mile marker 102 bayside. Galvez will present illustrations hes done of wading birds in Florida Bay, Frezza will discuss wading bird research by the Audubon Science Center in Tavernier and theyll have an open dialogue about wading birds in the bay. Cash bar for beer, wine and soda and free munchies. Cost $10. Morning Flights of Migratory Songbirds from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, or Friday, Sept. 27. Meet at the Layton Trail, mile marker 67 bayside. Most migratory songbirds migrate at night, guided by the stars, landmarks and the Earths magnetic fields. During the peak of migration, hundreds of songbirds can be heard and seen at first light, arriving from their flights over the Gulf and Florida Bay to make landfall in the Keys. Limit 15. Cost $10.Raptor ID Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon. Learn the techniques and identification tips that will enable you to become an effective hawkwatcher, while observing a number of migratory birds of prey from the observation deck. Learn how to differentiate between the types of birds of prey in flight. Advanced tips will help you sort through some of the most difficult raptor ID challenges. Binoculars and scopes provided by Leica Sport Optics. Limit: 12. Free with festival registration.Festival reception, The Spectacular Fall Migration, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Marathon Garden Club, mile marker 49.5. There are many renowned migration hotspots throughout the world, yet few know about the significance and magnitude of migratory birds over the Keys. More than 20,000 birds of prey can be observed from the Middle Keys during a single season. Learn how to best experience this wonderful natural phenomenon, when and where in the Keys to best enjoy the passage of migrating waterbirds, raptors and songbirds. Beer, wine, soft drinks and hors doeuvres will be served. Cost $15.Guided Migratory Bird Walk from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key. Meet at the refuge visitor center. Limit 15. Cost $30.Shorebird ID workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Curry Hammock State Park. As many as 30 species of shorebirds may be found in the Keys during the fall. Explore the differences between several similar species while observing them in the field. Advanced tips will help you sort through some of the most difficult ID challenges. Binoculars and scopes will be provided by Leica Sport Optics. Carpooling to additional locations in the Middle Keys may be required. Limit 20. Free with registration. Note: Because of participation limits, registration is necessary for all activities except the Marathon and Key Largo evening talks. Festival registration is $10. Many field trips have other costs. You can download the registration form from www.keysbirdingfest.org or call Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625. Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Battle of the Year 3D (PG-13):1:20,4:20,7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Prisoners (R):1:00,4:00,7:00 and 10:00 p.m. The Family (R):1:30,4:30,7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Insidious:Chapter 2 (PG-13):1:10,4:10,7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Riddick (R):1:15,4:15,7:15 and 10:15 p.m. We're the Millers (R):1:05,4:05,7:05 and 9:50 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Short Term 12 (R):1:45,4:20,6:40 and 8:50 p.m. The Butler (PG-13):1:30,4:00,6:25 and 8:45 p.m. In a World... (R):2:15,4:30,6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Blue Jasmine (PG-13):2:00,4:10,6:15 and 8:20 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 The Conjuring (R):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:15 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:15 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Prisoners (R):1:00,4:10 and 7:25 p.m. The Family (R):1:50,4:25,7:10 and 9:45 p.m. Insidious:Chapter 2 (PG-13):2:10,4:40,7:05 and 9:55 p.m. We're the Millers (R):2:00,4:35,7:15 and 9:50 p.m. The Spectacular Now (R):1:40,4:05,7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Keys Movie Times 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 09/20 THURS. 09/26 Prisoners(R)1:00; 4:10; 7:25 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13)2:10; 4:40; 7:05; 9:55 *The Family (R)1:50; 4:25; 7:10; 9:45 *Spectacular Now (R)1:40; 4:05; 7:00; 9:30 *Were the Millers (R)2:00; 4:35; 7:15; 9:50 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. (*) Fri., Sat. ONLYEvents scheduled Keyswide during festivalBIRDING FESTIVALa scavenger hunt, hands-on kidsprojects and burgers and dogs benefiting Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks. Visit the traveling Sheriffs Animal Farm. Go on selfguided kayak expeditions and beach hikes. Round out your day with a free evening astronomy program with Elizabeth Moore, NASA Solar System educator.Birding guide Hedden and photographers Fortune and Lopez lead two groups on a daylong trip via ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park, a favored bird stopover 70 miles out from Key West. There is something for everyone at this years festival, Killam said. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in the Florida Keys. Advance registration is required for many events. For the full schedule and registration details, visit www.keysbirdingfest.org You can also register by calling Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625. The Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival is sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.Something for everyone this yearFrom Festival,3B FLORIDA KEYS Gabe Cenker uses a handheld wind meter while guiding a group of festival participants at the 2012 Florida Keys Hawkwatch.Gabe and his parents often travel down from Melbourne to participate in Hawkwatch.Hawkwatch organizer Rafael Galvez said wind measurements are taken every hour during the migration monitoring.(Photo courtesy Rafael Galvez)Expert speakers join festivalConservation a common core beliefBy CHAD ANDERSONFlorida Keys National BIRDING FESTIVAL KEYSNET.COM Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Saturday,September 21,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Registration: Because of participation limits,registration is necessary for all activities except the Marathon and Key Largo evening talks and the Wildlife Fair.You can download the form from www.keysbirdingfest.org or call Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625. Cost: Festival registration is $10.Many field trips have other costs; see listings for details. Need to know more? You can download an in-depth festival program from the website. Something missing? Activities already sold out werent included in this list.EVENTS C ALEND AR Florida Keys Hawkwatch: Sept.15 through Nov.15 International Coastal Cleanup: 9 a.m.to noon Saturday, Sept.21,at the National Key Deer Refuges Long Beach area.CORE EVENTSTUESD A Y SEPT 24 Everglades Birding Field Trip 8 to 11 a.m.Where:Ernest Coe Visitor Center near Florida City.Leader:Christi Carmichael.Cost:$10 per car; free to those with a national parks pass. Boat Trip & Kayak to Nest and Duck Keys 8:30 a.m.to noon & 1:30 to 4 p.m.Leader:Capt.KC Stuart/Out There Kayak Expeditions.Where:Dolphin Cove Marina,mm 101.9 bayside.Limit:4 paddlers/2 observers. Cost:$60 kayaker/$20 observer. Ethnobotanical Tour of Tropical Plant Species 3:30 to 5 p.m.Leader:Resort ethnobotanist.Where:The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai,mile marker 97.8 bayside. Limit:6.Cost:$20.WEDNESD A Y SEPT 25 Birding in a Unique Ecosystem: Explore a Tropical Hardwood Hammock 6:30 to 9 a.m.Leader:keynote speaker Rafael Galvez. Where:Dagny Johnson Key Largo Botanical Hammock State Park,County Road 905,1 mile north of U.S.1.Limit:15. Cost:$30. Boat Trip & Kayak to Nest and Duck Keys 8:30 a.m.to noon & 1:30 to 4 p.m.Leader:Capt.KC Stuart/Out There Kayak Expeditions.Where:Dolphin Cove Marina,mm 101.9 bayside.Limit:4 paddlers/2 observers. Cost:$60 kayaker/$20 observer. Natural History Tour of Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.Leader:Janice Duquesnel.Where:County Road 905,1 mile north of U.S.1.Limit:14.Cost:Free with registration. North Key Largo has Butterflies Too 1 to 3 p.m.Leader:Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.Where:Crocodile Lake Butterfly Garden,County Road 905,1.5 miles north of U.S.1. Limit:12.Cost:$5. Dove Creek & Sound Kayak Adventure 2 to 5 p.m.Leader:Paddle the Florida Keys.Where: Snappers Restaurant,mm 94.5.Limit:15.Cost:$30 paddleboard/single kayak; $5 launch fee if you bring your own. Ethnobotanical Tour of Tropical Plant Species 3:30 to 5 p.m.Leader:Resort ethnobotanist.Where:The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai,mm 97.8 bayside.Limit:6. Cost:$20. Festival opening event: Wading Birds of Florida Bay,a Pictorial Depiction of Indicator Species and Bird Research in Florida Bay 6 to 8 p.m.Presenters:Rafael Galvez and Pete Frezza. Where:Murray Nelson Government Center,mm 102 bayside. Cash bar & munchies.Cost:$10.THURSD A Y SEPT 26 Morning Flights of Migratory Songbirds 6:30 to 8 a.m.Leader:Rafael Galvez.Where:Layton Trail, mm 67 bayside.Limit:15.Cost:$10. Wildlife & Nature Photography Class 6:30 to 10 a.m.Leader:Chad Anderson.Where:Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center,Winn-Dixie Plaza off Key Deer Boulevard,Big Pine Key.Limit:20.Cost:Free with festival registration. Mangrove Kayak Expedition 10 a.m.to noon.Leader:Joy Tatgenhorst.Where:Curry Hammock State Park,mm 56.2.Limit:8.Cost:Free with festival registration; rental kayaks $25. Raptor ID Workshop 1 to 3 p.m.Leader:Rafael Galvez.Binoculars and scopes provided by Leica Sport Optics.Where:Curry Hammock State Park.Cost:Free with festival registration. Historical Tour of Indian Key State Park 1:30 to 4 p.m.Leader:Janice Duquesnel.Where:Embark at Robbies Marina,mm 77.5 bayside.Limit:11 passengers/4 kayakers.Boat ride $35; rental kayaks $25. Ethnobotanical Tour of Tropical Plant Species 3:30 to 5 p.m.Leader:Resort ethnobotanist.Where:The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai,mm 97.8 bayside.Limit:6. Cost:$20.FRID A Y SEPT 27 Morning Flights of Migratory Songbirds 6:30 to 8 a.m.Leader:Rafael Galvez.Where:Layton Trail, mm 67 bayside.Limit:15.Cost:$10. Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park Tour 9:30 to noon.Leader:Janice Duquesnel.Where:Windley Key State Park,mm 84.9 bayside.Limit:14.Cost:Free with festival registration; park fee waived. Birds in the Forest 10 a.m.to noon.Leader:Phillip Hughes,U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service biologist.Where:Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden,Stock Island.Limit:15.Cost:$10. Lifes a Beach: Seashores,Sea Beans & Sea Creatures 1 to 3 p.m.Leader:Kristie Killam.Where:Meet at Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center.Limit:15.Cost:Free with festival registration. Festival reception: The Spectacular Fall Migration 6 to 8 p.m.Speaker:Rafael Galvez.Where:Marathon Garden Club,mm 49.5.Beer,wine,soft drinks and hors doeuvres. Cost:$15.SA TURD A Y SEPT 28 Guided Migratory Bird Walk 6:30 to 9 a.m.Leader:Rafael Galvez.Where:Key Deer Refuge; meet at the visitor center.Limit:15.Cost:$30. Butterflies at the Fort 10 to noon.Leader:Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.Where:Fort Zachary Taylor Historical State Park,Key West.Limit:12.Cost:$5.Wildlife Fair10 a.m.to 3 p.m.Free,fun-filled and family-friendly day of activities at Curry Hammock State Park,mm 56.2.The fair is held on the beach; bring your lawn chair and beach towels and spend the day.Native and exotic animals from the SheriffsAnimal Farm.20-plus booths to explore; come learn more about your community.Scavenger hunt to win a free festival t-shirt (while supplies last).Hands-on kids projects with Home Depot.Florida folk singer Grant Livingston from noon to 2 p.m.Shorebird ID workshop (limit 20) with Rafael Galvez at 2 p.m.Burgers and hot dogs to benefit the days hosts,the Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks.Self-guided kayak expeditions and beach hikes.Stargazing with Elizabeth Moore,NASA Solar System Educator,6 to 9 p.m. Butterflies in the Forest 1 to 3 p.m.Leader:Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.Where:Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.Limit:12.Cost:$5. Key West Wildlife Center: Behind the Scenes Tour of Clinics and Aviaries 1 to 2 p.m.Where:Key West Wildlife Center,1801 White St. Limit:20.Cost:Free; donations welcome. Photography in the Forest 3 to 4 p.m.Leaders:Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez.Where:Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.Limit:10.Cost:$10.Birds in the Forest 4:30 to 6 p.m.Leader:Mark Whiteside,Florida Keys Audubon.Where:Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden,Stock Island.Limit:15.Cost:$10. The Magnificent Seven: Seven American Birds Youre Unlikely to See Outside the Florida Keys 6 to 8 p.m.Speaker:Mark Hedden.Where:Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.Wine and cheese social.Limit: 40.Cost:$10.SUND A Y SEPT 29 All-day birding excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park 7:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.Leaders:Mark Hedden or Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez.Cost:$25,which does not include ferry; book separately with Yankee Freedom at 305-294-7009. Limit:20 each. Mangrove Kayak Expedition 10 a.m.to noon.Leader:Joy Tatgenhorst.Where:Curry Hammock State Park,mm 56.2.Limit:8.Cost:Free with festival registration; rental kayaks $25. Key West Wildlife Center: Behind the Scenes Tour of Clinics and Aviaries 1 to 2 p.m.Where:Key West Wildlife Center,1801 White St. Limit:20.Cost:Free; donations welcome.15th Annual Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife FestivalSeptember 24 through 29,2013 1National Key Deer Refuge/FAVOR 2Florida International Univ. Research 3Fl Department of Environmental Protection 4UF/Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service 5Girl Scouts 6Florida Keys Aquaduct Authority 7The Turtle Hospital 8Everglades National Park 9John Pennekamp & Dagny Johnson State Park 10Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary/NOAA 11Sanctuary Friends 12Overseas Heritage Trail 13Izaak Walton League 14Save a Turtle 15Dolphin Research Center 16The Nature Conservancy 17Key West Wildlife Center 18Fort Zachary Taylor State Park 19Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 13-2 20Lower Keys League of Women Voters 21Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden 22Friends of Old Seven Pavillion 1Florida Keys Astronomy Club Pavillion 2Home Depot Pavillion 3Bahia Honda State Park Pavillion 4Sheriffs Animal FarmBooth Organization Booth Organization See website for full details www.keysbirdingfest.org
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,September 21,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 647812 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-DR-716-K IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DAVID G. RODRIGUEZ, Husband, and MICHELLE M. RODRIGUEZ, Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Michelle M. Rodriguez 3105 MacDill Avenue Tampa, FL 33607 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of property, and for payments of support, has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Bonnie J. Helms, Esq., Bonnie J. Helms, PA, Petitioners attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 5530, Key West, FL 33045, on or before September 30, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court at Clerk of the Circuit Court, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 28 day of August, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Published August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 653084 DISTRICT V ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC V) (From Mile Marker 90.940 to the Dade/Monroe County Line and any Mainland portions of Monroe County) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for an "At Large" representative Any resident who is not directly involved in a tourism business and who shall represent the general public and shall live or work within the tax collection district for which the y are a pp l y in g( The yppyg( operative word within this description is directly This word means someone who is not in business, nor whose business or economic activity are dependent upon tourists) A ny person wishing to participate on the District V Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 664891 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 0349 M UCN: 442009CA000349XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006 OC8, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 OC8, Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN A. BOHORQUEZ A /K/A C. ARABELI BOHORQUEZ; ET AL. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 12/12/2011 and an Order Resetting Sale dated June 5th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 0349 M UCN: 442009CA000349XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006 OC8, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 OC8 is Plaintiff and CARMEN A. BOHORQUEZ A/K/A C. A RABELI BOHORQUEZ; CARLOS BOHORQUEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. Count y y Florida, at 11:00 or 11:15 a.m. on the 2nd day of October, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 4, LIDA SUBDIVISION, FIRST ADDITION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 103 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Monroe County Courthouse. Telephone 305 294 4641 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Key West, Florida, on July 3rd, 2013 A MY HEAVILIN A s Clerk, Circuit Court By:Tammy L. Marciel A s Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. A ttorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service Email: email@example.com Published September 14, 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 669704 Robbies of Key West, LLC Gives notice of foreclosure of lien and intent to sale this vessel onSeptember 30, 2013 9:00am at 7281 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 Pursuant to Subsection 328.17 Of the Florida Statures, Robbies of Key West, LLC Reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1978 Hunter Vin# HUN50793M78A/30 Published September 14, 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 672443 DISTRICT II ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC II) (From the City Limits of Key West to the West End of the Seven Mile Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for an "At Large" representative Any resident who is not directly involved in a tourism business and who shall represent the general public and shall live or work within the tax collection district for which they are applying (The operative word within this description is directly. This word means someone who is not in business, nor whose business or economic activity are dependent upon tourists) A ny person wishing to participate on the District II Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the A dministrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 676741 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: SCOTT BROS. TOWING CO. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/02/2013, 09:00 am at 5345 5th Avenue KEY WEST, FL 33040-4255, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SCOTT BROS. TOWING CO. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final. 1G1AK12F857608054 2005 CHEVROLET Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 676896 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/04/2013, 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. 1FTEE14N4JHB57701 1988 FORD JHMEH9693RS013303 1994 HONDA KMHCG45G5YU120642 2000 HYUNDAI Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 678151 INVITATION TO BID REVERSE OSMOSIS (RO) SYSTEM REPLACEMENT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CITY of KEY COLONY BEACH Sealed Bids are requested for the The City of Key Colony Beach Reverse Osmosis System Replacement Project. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 25, 2013 at City Hall, 600 Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051-0141 The Project is to furnish all labor and materials needed to construct a new Reverse Osmosis (RO) Building, install an Owner-purchased skidmounted RO System, and provide all connecting piping, and associated electrical work. Two new pump systems are included in the project. The intent of this Work is to construct, install, and commission a complete operating RO system for the Key Colony Beach Reverse Osmosis System Replacement Project. Some existing equipment and facilities need to be dismantled, relocated or removed. Temporary electrical work will be needed. All work must be coordinated to ensure that the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant is not interrupted. A com p lete set of the Biddin g pg Documents is available at City Hall, 600 Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0141. There is a non refundable deposit of $100.00. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. There will be a Mandatory PreBid Meeting on site on October 11, 2013. Each Bid shall include all construction and pricing information requested on the prescribed Bid Form. Bid Prices shall remain firm for 90 days from Bid acceptance. The Project shall be substantially complete within four (4) months of project award. Reclaim Solutions Inc., the Citys Engineer, will investigate the performance record and ability of the successful Bidder to perform the work specified. The information required is described in the Instructions to Bidders. Bidders may be asked to submit additional information to evaluate the Bidders qualifications. The Owner reserves the right to reject all Bids or any Bid that in the Owners sole judgment does not conform to the intent and requirements of the Invitation to Bid. The Owner also reserves the right to accept the Bid that, in the Owners sole j udgment, best meets the Citys needs. However, the Owner will not extend the award beyond 60 days from the Bid opening date. For information regarding this Invitation to Bid, please contact: Paul Jarrett, P.E., RECLAIM SOLUTIONS, INC. 4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 7, Gainesville, FL 32606 Telephone: (352) 372-1113 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 680182 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 24, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ALL AMERICAN ROAD (WAYFINDING) SIGNS MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 680658 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PARADISE TOWING, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles for cash on 10/07/2013 8:30 am at 202 20th Street Ocean Lot #25, MARATHON, FL 33050-2710, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PARADISE TOWING, INC. reserves the right to accept or re j ect an y and/or all bids. All jy vehicles are as is. All sales are final. 1GTCS1445Y8117418 2000 GENERAL MOTORS CORP UNKNOWN UNK Trailer UNKNOWN UNK Boat Trailer Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 680755 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PARADISE TOWING, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles for cash on 10/16/2013 8:30 am at 202 20th Street Ocean Lot #25, MARATHON, FL 33050-2710, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PARADISE TOWING, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles are as is. All sales are final. 14YBC1953KA036946 1989 Marine Group 1FDWE37L5XHA83364 1999 FORD JACDJ58X5X7912975 1999 ISU MPDT0762K889 1989 MNR 4 MVIN314962IND 1993 HOMEMADE NWWR0008J192 1992 NWW 1 Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 680853 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 10/04/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 1997 24 FT BAYLINER VIN# BLBA32SS097891 Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 680896 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 10/07/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4 DR VIN# 1G2NF52T71C206526 Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter COMPETITIVESOLICITATION/BIDOPENINGNOTICEISHERBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVE BIDDERSTHATtheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwill bereceivingbidsforthefollowing:RFP2013522-ConcreteRepairs-DueOctober3,2013@2:00P.M.BIDOPENING -October4,2013@10:00A.MMCSD AdministrationBldg,241TrumboRoad,KeyWest,FL33040BidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling 1-800-711-1712orbygoingtothewebsitewww .demandstar .com orbygoingtowww .keysschools.com/rfp .ThepublicrecorddocumentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthebid documents.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreservesthe right,atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandallbids andtowaveinformalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisinthebest interestoftheBoardtodoso.PleasecontactSuanneLee,PurchasingSupervisor,withany questionsregardingthisbid.Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or(305)293-1400Ext53360. PublishedKeynoter9/14/13,9/18/13&9/21/13 CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 PUBLICNOTICE-INVIT A TIONT OBID(ITB) AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonis acceptingsealedbidsfor"Re-bid ChemicalDeliverytoWastewater Facilities".Sealedbidsforfurnishingallgoodsandservicesnecessarytocompletethe WorkspecifiedinthesedocumentswillbereceivedbytheCityClerkat:ITBdocumentsmaybeobtainedandexaminedatCityHall.Toobtain acopyoftheITB,gotowww .demandst ar .com .Proposerswhoobtain copiesofthisbidfromsourcesotherthanwww .Demandst ar .com risk notreceivingAddenda,andaresolelyresponsibleforthoserisks. PublishedKeynoter9-21-13&9-25-13 DueDate:October10,2013 Time:3:00p.m. Place:MarathonCityHall,9805OverseasHighway CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551
Saturday,September 21,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 681034 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-061-M Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ORIA ARAQUE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Oria Araque, deceased, whose date of death was January 27, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-7345, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050. The estate is testate and the date of the decedents Will and any codicils are June 15, 2007. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 21, 2013. Personal Representative: Lisa O. Wallace 110 Avenue A Marathon, FL 33050 Attorney for Personal Representative: James J. Dorl, Attorney Florida Bar No. 618403 JAMES J. DORL, P.A. Suite 12 First Professional Centre 5701 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6565 Facsimile: (305) 743-4143 Published September 21, 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 681136 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-000080-P Division P IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSE HERNANDEZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSE HERNANDEZ deceased, whose date of death was January 11, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 21, 2013. Personal Representative: Mayra Hernandez 104 Harry Harris Drive Tavernier, Florida 33070 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Roy R. Lustig, Esq. Florida Bar No. 280070 Roy R. Lustig, P.A. 28 West Flagler Street, Suite 710 Miami, Florida 33130 Phone: (305) 371-4213 Fax: (305) 371-4259 E-Mail: Roy@RLustig-law.com Published September 21, 28, 2013. Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 681479 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Key Largo Acoustics located at 60 Ocean Drive, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Key Largo, Florida 33037 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Keith Kropf, Owner Published September 21, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 1005thLane,Saturday7AM -Noon Garagesale9/28, proceedsbenefittingthe KomenBreastCancerFoun.& St.JudesChildrensHosp Household & Moving Sale Furniture items and much, much more! 311 4th St. Key Colony Beach. Sat. & Sun., 9-1. Rain or shine. MARATHON Sat., 9-1. Good deals on furniture: couches, club chairs, recliner, etc. 90 B Sombrero Beach Rd. 6th house past MHS on left. Rain date Sun. Call ahead for first dibs on furniture if you like. 393-1315 Kindlenovel. ADundee DetectivebyDavidAitken. davidaitken.org$3 Kindlenovel. Sleepingwith JaneAustenbyDavidAitken. davidaitken.org$3 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.GREAT TRUMPET! Bach Stradivavius mod/37 ML, top of the line. Compl refurbished & resilvered-24 ct gold. Ease of blowing high register. New $4K asking $1600. 954-260-2166 KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841Mobile Home Lot For Sale In Key RV Park, Marathon. $89K. 305-743-5164 WaterViewLotKCB 60x 110lot,3rdStKCB.Ocean View.Buildnow!$199,000No Agents440-503-4273 email@example.com HOUSES FOR RENT MM 104 O/S 3/2. $1800/mo. + util. MM 100 B/S Water view! $2200 / mo. + util. Call (516) 655-5321 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 MM98GREAT BAYVIEW! 2 BR, 1 BA, on deep canal, fenced yard, screened patios. Beautiful! $1500/mo + util. Avail now! 786-586-3166 PORT LARGO MM 100 Ocean Waterfront! 3/2, Furn or unfurn, pool, private parking, dock. $2600/mo incl water, elect, Dish TV. 786-317-2550Summerland Key Waterfront 2/2 canal home w/tiled flrs., cen. A/C. Kit. w/adj. Dining Rm., LR, Fl. & Lndy Rms. Fenced yd. $1450/mo, F/L/S. Lisa, 745-3981 or 304-3337KEY LARGO MM 100 Holiday By The Sea. 2/1 condo. Recenty remodeled. No pets or smoking. $900/mo + util. F/L/S. 305-394-2311 Marathon-Canalfrontcondo withboatslip 2BR1BA. GreatlocationonCocoPlumin Marathon.NewWasher/Dryer. Niceopenfloorplan.Patio overlookingquietcanalwith quickoceanaccess.1500.00 plusutilities.1yrlease.Askfor Leslie305-743-6881 Keysretreats@gmail.com MARATHON 1 BR MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 MasterBedroomforRent NeededOct1-Someoneto shareaclean,quietsingle homeinBigPineKey.Master Bdrmw/fullbath,furnished. Largefencedyard,deck,pool, kitchen&parking.A/C,w/d, cable,Wi-fy,utilitiesincluded. Nopets.Inquiriescontactafter 5pmweekdays,anytimeFriSun.$850.305-395-0170 firstname.lastname@example.org 1 BR / 1BA MM 101 B/S New construction, CBS home. No smoking, pet negotiable. $800/mo. F/L/S References required. (305) 230-1899 BIG PINE KEY 1BR, 1BA apt on canal. Utilities included. $900/mo + security. 561-543-3968 Key Largo avail immediately! 2/1 apt. on canal-ocean access All appl. in 4 unit bldg, 2nd flr., scrn porch. $1200 mo +util, fls Ref req. Pam, 954-303-9758 MARATHON 1/1, in desirable location. Walk to beach & high school, spacious! Dock, overlooking canal. Sm pet OK. $1000 mo, FLS. 954-675-9774 MARATHON 1/1, overlooking canal. Close to beach. No pets. Water, electric & cable included. 1 person. $850/mo F/LS. 305-972-2987 MARATHON 1 BR Apartment. Recently remodeled. Convenient Mid town location on 50th St. Call 305-393-1315 MARATHON Efficiency Furnished, pool, great location! $650/mo + util, F/L. 305-280-3869 MM 99 Oceanside 1/1 canalfront apt. $1,100/mo. F/L/S. Water, electric, cable included. Dockage available. 305-942-3495 Lisa FOODTAKE OUT RENTAL formerly The Dog House, for rent. MM 106. Also, storefront w/ garage bay, Formerly Half Breed Motorcycles, for rent. Also, garage bays for rent. (309) 792-4105 ask for Rich. Storage / Warehouse Tavernier $500 600 ft with bath (305) 522-6598 Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. email@example.com. (305) 743-5164 ARTISTS WORK WANTED Local artists painting and craft works wanted for display in new shop in Lower Keys. Call (305) 745-3981 Space Available in Beauty Salon in Marathon, for hair, nails or esthetician. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 PlumbersandPlumbers Helpers Applyinpersonat 107005thAveGulfMarathon between9:00and11:30.Must havedriverslicenseandable topassdrugtest.Willingto traintherightperson. NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY REALTORS ClaraMayetteREALTOR,GRI5800OverseasHighway-Suite17 Marathon,Florida33050Cell:305-395-2095clara@ExitFloridaKeys.com www.ExitFloridaKeys.com YOURADHERE!Bothdays$56.00oroneday$31.50Youradwillappearinthe FloridaKeysKeynoter KeyWestKeynoter ,andonourwebsite, KeysNet.com,intheClassified Homes section.ContactClassifiedDept.at743-5551 oremailtoLPreston@keynoter.com ARTISTSWORKSWANTED
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,September 21,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CAREGIVERISLAMORADA For a diabetic gentleman. Must be expd & certified. Some nursing exp. helpful Must speak fluent English. 305-664-4214, 3-6 PM.CERTIFIED HHA Fri., Sat, & Sun. Flexible hours. $17/hr. Call 631-831-0879 Mechanicshelperwanted Long-standing,familyyacht maintenancecompanyseeks fulltimemechanicshelperfor generalboatrepairs.Excellent pay.Someskill/experience andtoolsrequiredbutwilltrain. Validdriverslicenseandown transportationrequired.305367-2924Licensed2-20or4-40 InsuranceAgentNeeded Part-timeorFull-timeworkin Marathon.Submitresumeto: Jodie@allneedsins.com Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: P/T Experienced Line Cook P/T Bartenders Maintenance Person Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. EOE/Drug Free Workplace NOW HIRING: SERVERS LINE COOKS, DISHWASHER Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. PART TIME SALES 3-4 days per week, including Sat. Must have neat appearance, be a team player and enjoy working with the public. Call to schedule appointment. Key Bana Resort Apparel, KCB, 289-1161. Concrete Repair Worker throughout the Middle Keys. Exp. and transportation a must. References required. Call (305) 923-9226 Experienced Maintenance person needed for condos. Electrical, plumbing, A/C and carpentry. Must have transp. Send resume via email or apply in person. Continental Inn, 1121 W Ocean Dr., KCB. firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 MECHANIC Small engines & hydraulic experience helpful. F/T, long term employment for the right person. 305-852-0600, Islamorada Part-time automobile drivers on a variable schedule to drive another persons car to and from the Key Largo/Miami area. Must have a good driving record. Please reply to Attn: KR913, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 42 POST SPORT FISH 1976 Twin diesles (671) Detroits, very little hours. Will trade 26 29 center console. 305-608-8786 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Restored Silver Queen Live off the grid or dockside. Solar head, lighting, water pump. Two ACs. $15K. 850-320-3441 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3495 Lisa BoatSlipRental Longterm rental35x13slip.Monthlyrent $15.00/ft.MarathonatVaca cut.508-246-4800 email@example.com Wanted Upto500lobster certificates.Willpay$40each. 305-522-6275 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Commercial fisherman just relocated from Northeast looking for South Atlantic Snapper/ Grouper permit lease to buy. Contact Dennis 774-209-0431 Have a Florida VSPL-RS-CD. Will lease. Everybody on the boat is covered. Call David Hagan 904-262-2869;904-708-0893 MARINE SOLAR 480 Watt system $1089 Two panels, 30 amp Prostar controller, two 12 inch batteries, 2000 watt inverter. Also complete stock of panels, controllers, inverters, cables. SOLAR DO IT YOURSELF 101000 US -1, Key Largo, Fl. 305-900-9596, Fri, Sat. Sun. MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389.Plumbing Contractor Above All Plumbing Comm/Res. Lic # CFC050551 Tavernier 786-290-0800 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 WOW LOOK!!! TheTurtleHospital inMarathonIsseekingafull-time EducationalProgram Guide/GiftShopSales. Publicspeaking& retailsalesexperience andmarineturtle knowledgehelpful. Sendresumeto:tur firstname.lastname@example.org S S k k i i l l l l e e d d C C a a r r p p e e n n t t e e r r s s & & L L a a b b o o r r e e r r s s W W a a n n t t e e d d Tools&Transportation amust!P P l l a a n n t t a a t t i i o o n n K K e e y y A A r r e e a a C C a a l l l l ( ( 3 3 0 0 5 5 ) ) 8 8 5 5 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon#208CrisisStabilizationUnit.Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapist#188Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.FrontOfficeReceptionist-KeyWest#48Full-time.Minimumoftwoyearsinaprofessionalsupport staffpositionandproficiencyinMicrosoftOfficerequired.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences;3) undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningpriortoany offerofemployment.Applyonline@hr -email@example.com http://careers.westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply Gotsales experience?KeynoterPublishingisseekingatalented, energeticprofessionaltosellretailadvertisingin theLowerKeysandKeyWest. Wantcompetitivecompensation,alucrative commissionplanandproductswithoutstanding growthpotential? Comejoinus!Wehave: TwolocalnewspapersintheKeys Keysnet.com,aleadinglocalKeyswebsite Unwind,thefastestgrowing lifestylemagazineintheKeys! Manyothersalesopportunities, includingtheMiamiHerald! ContactRichardTamborrinoat(305)440-3216, firstname.lastname@example.org Deliverournewspapers inearlymorninghours inIslamoradaandMarathon. Musthaveownvehicle.PotentialIncomeof$500+perweekFormoreinformationcall Carterat(305)440-3208N N e e e e d d t t o o m m a a k k e e s s o o m m e e e e x x t t r r a a c c a a s s h h ? ? MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 The16thJudicialCircuitisaccepting applicationsforafull-timeDigitalCourtReporter inourMarathonoffice.Thispositionisresponsiblefordigitallyrecordingandannotatingcourtproceedingsandhearings;transcribingrecordings;andperformingresearch.Asolid workingproficiencywithcomputersisrequiredandmustbeabletopassatyping testat55wpm.Seecompletejobdescriptionatwww.Keyscourts.net.Salaryforthispositionis$31,664.64ayearwithStateofFloridabenefits.The successfulapplicantwillberequiredtopassacompletebackgroundcheck. InterestedapplicantsshouldsendaresumealongwithaStateofFloridaapplicationtopersonnel@keyscourts.netormailtoPersonnel,16thJudicialCircuit, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest,Florida33040by5:00P.M.,Monday,September 30,2013.StateofFloridaapplicationscanbefoundatwww.Keyscourts.net.Wedonotdiscriminateonthebasisofrace,religion,sex,ageordisability.Ifyouneedaccommodationstoparticipateintheapplication/selection process,pleasenotifyusinadvanceat(305)295-3652;tomakecallthroughtheFloridaRelayCenter,youcandial7-1-1. NEWLYRENOVATEDNowhiringpersonnelforboth TomThumbandSubway. Subway AssistantManager 2pm10pm SandwichArtists SHIFTS7am2pm&2pm10pm TomThumb StoreClerks SHIFTS 6am2pm 2pm10pm 10pm6am Wewilltrain.Noexperienceneeded. CallClevelandat786-295-5307 Competitivewagesandbenefits. DFWPE.O.E. TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. 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