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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 28,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.78 25 CENTS GuiltyPlantation Key jury finds Hollywood man guilty in 2009 Fantasy Fest stabbing case.Story 5A TriumphKey Wests Derrick Allen is knocking on 50-yard speed record after swimming the 50-yard freestyle in 22.48 seconds.Story 1B Channel widening divides cityAstudy. Not a decision. Fact-finding for future choices. Thats the tagline of the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, which has emerged as the primary proponent of an Oct. 1 referendum asking whether city voters support a federal study of channel widening. Conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an impact study is the first step in a long process that depending on a number of variables could result in a $35 million dredging project. That would allow Key West harbor to accommodate modern cruise ships larger than the 800-foot, 2,800 passenger ships already visiting Key West. PAC spokeswoman Jennifer Hulse, a local attorney and chamber executive committee member, said a study would provide a factual basis for further public comment and vetting. Once the study is back, she told the Keynoter then its in the citys hands whether to move forward. Im sure there will be a very healthy debate in the community whether to move forward with the project itself.Study doesnt commit city to anythingBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comThe Key West Committee for Responsible Tourism, vocal opponents of an Oct. 1 referendum asking whether the city should support a federal study of widening the citys main channel to accommodate larger cruise ships, is prepared to continue their fight regardless of the ballot outcome. Im confident that despite the fact that its a binding referendum the other side will not give up, Jolly Benson, CRTchairman, told the Keynoter Our main goal will be to ensure this issue doesnt come again if we get a no vote. Well work hard to make sure we have an environmentally sustainable well, sustainable in general tourism model. At stake is a $3 million study that would be performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, analyzing broad economic and environmental impacts of the proposed dredging. Proponents of the study, primarily the Key West Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated political action committee, have couched a study as just that, a factual analysis, not a decision on whether to actually com-Opponents vow to continue fight regardless By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST See Study,3ASee Opposed,3A SOMBRERO BOUNDCupid,a 150-pound loggerhead turtle recuperating at Marathons Turtle Hospital,will be released back to the sea at 10 a.m.today.The release will take place at Sombrero Beach.And organizers are inviting the public to participate. Cupidwas rescued off Marathon on Valentines Day,Feb.14,when she was found floating and swimming in circles. A severe head fracture,likely from a boat strike,had crippled the turtle,according to hospital spokesmen.After spending some months in a float harness and recuperating,Cupidis ready to get back to her home. Keys residents face highest rates postedFlorida Keys residents may pay higher premiums than much of South Florida for health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act. Areport from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that a Monroe County resident 24 years old could pay $274 in monthly costs for the lowest silver grade policy, 42 percent more than a Miami-Dade resident ($193). Exact details will be unveiled Tuesday when online health-insurance marketplaces, created as part of the Act also known as Obamacare, open for the first time.The federal report did not specify which insurers would offer the low-cost plans or provide any details of the plans, such as deductibles. It only offered information on the lowest-priced plans.Reasons for the higher costs in the Keys were uncertain.Health-care professionals point to possible factors: Studies show Monroe residents overall tend to have more unhealthy behaviors like smoking and heavy drinking, an older population, and fewer insurance companies willing to write policies in Monroe County. Basically, insurance companies determine their rates based on how much they expect to pay out, said Sheila Konczewski, spokeswoman for Taverniers Mariners Hospital, part of the Baptist Health South Florida. If you look at the statistics, we have a high percentage of heavy or binge drinking, and a high level of adult smokers, Konczewski said. They look at this and say they have to charge more in Monroe County. Nicki Will, chief executive of the Lower Keys Medical Center, agreed, The adult behavioral risk factors are a lot higher than in Miami-Dade and Florida, so the insurers coming into Monroe feel they are writing somewhat riskier policies. Keys residents also have a lower percentage of people who seek early diagnostic screening tests for cancer and other diseases, she said. According to the federal report, two insurers writing Monroe County policies under the ACAwill offer a total of 38 plans. The policies are graded bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Bronze policies have lower premium costs but require more out-of-pocket payments for treatments. A gold plan has a higher premium with lower out-of-pocket costs. Few people are expected to purchase the platinum plan, the most costly. The most likely Monroe County providers are Florida Blue and Cigna, with a possible third company. Those details will be released this coming week. In contrast, Broward County is expected to have at least eight insurers offering a total of 136 plans. In Monroe, a 29-year-old would pay $259.17 monthly for a low-cost bronze plan, $307.11 for silver and $354.30 for the gold. The very lowest monthly premium a 55-year-old in Monroe would pay for a bronze plan is $516. It goes up from there: $612.02 a month for the lowest-cost silver plan, and $706.06 for the lowest-cost gold. Rates are the same for men and women. People under age 30 or those with very low incomes can buy catastrophic plans, intended to cover a serious illness or accident. Dixie Humelsine, an independent insurance broker in the Keys, noted that actual costs could be much lowerEarly reports: Federal exchanges affordable how?HEALTH INSURANCESanctuary staff gets an earfulAsked for thoughts on new or larger marine protected areas in Florida Keys waters, many attending regional comment sessions this week voiced one opinion: no more. Lets take care of the zones we have now before we start making new ones, Key Largo commercial fisherman Adam Hill said Tuesday during a roundtable discussion hosted by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its Advisory Council. Bill Knickman, commodore of the Key Colony Beach Fishing and Boating Club, headed a contingent of club members at Mondays Middle Keys sessions.Rather than closing off more areas to fishing, we feel new bag limits, size limits or seasonal closures would be more effective and in the better interest of recreational fishermen, Knickman said.If you close a new area off Grassy Key, the people who fish there are going to move off Key Colony Beach or Marathon, Knickman said. What have you gained, really? Keys marine sanctuary staff is working to update its management plan for the first time since 1997. As part of that process, the local Sanctuary Advisory Council of citizen volunteers is working on a slate of suggestions that may enlarge existing marine protected areas or add new ones. The advisory councils Ecosystem Protection work-Fishermen support bag limits,not more closed areasFISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWKey Largo commercial fishermen Adam Hill (right) and Gary Sands tell Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary advisers to focus on existing protected areas before creating new ones during a comment session held in Key Largo.See Sanctuary,2ASee Insurance,3ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
ing group, charged with crafting recommendations for Sanctuary Preservation Areas like that at Sombrero Reef or larger Ecological Reserves, asked for this weeks meetings. This came after draft plans submitted by a few working group members as starting points for discussion drew heavy criticism from commercial and recreational fishing interests. None of those controversial draft plans were outlined at this weeks sessions. The working group has not made any recommendations other than to wait until they hear more from the community, said Mary Tagliareni, deputy sanctuary superintendent. The Ecosystem Working Group holds what is planned as its final meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Marathon Garden Center. The session is open to the public, but new public comment will be limited to specific times. We dont need any new closed areas. Take care of the existing zones and bring the stuff there back to life before taking more, Key Largo lobster fisherman Gary Sands said at Tuesdays Key Largo meeting. Closing off areas should be based on real, solid scientific facts, not based on arbitrary emotions, marine-life fisherman Henry Feddern said in written comments. A lot more regulations would just make the situation worse and make regulations more difficult to enforce. Craig Cope, president of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce asked, Whats the rush? Nobody has looked at the actual impact of this. No one has a clear-cut idea of what the Advisory Council is trying to achieve. Are they trying to save coral? Fish species? Knickman said. What is the plan to achieve those goals? We really could not get any answers. Knickman said this summers management-plan meetings prevented many winter residents who come to fish from taking part. Any recommendations that emerge from the working group then go the full Sanctuary Advisory Council for consideration. Any plans endorsed by the full council will be reviewed by state and federal officials. No rule changes are expected to be enacted before mid-2015. Sanctuary staff planned to compile this weeks public comments to post on its website by this weekend. See the site: floridakeys.noaa.gov .Whats the rushFrom Sanctuary,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,September 28,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.9077 SUN.8978 MON.8979 TUES.9079 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms. 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Three of the businesses served alcohol to a minor during the investigation. Three people who sold alcohol were given notices to appear in court before a Monroe County judge: Mobil gas station and convenience store, 1415 Overseas Hwy., Marathon. Anthony Alfredo Figaro Pena, 21, of Marathon. This is the second offence for this business.Brass Monkey Bar, 232 55th St., Marathon. Gloria Anne Holohanm, 79, of Marathon. This is the second violation for this attendant and the third violation for the business. This will be referred to Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco.Walgreens liquor store, 10870 Overseas Hwy., Marathon. Frank William Miller, 64, of Marathon. This is the second violation for the business. Sales Clerk violations carry up to 60 days in jail with a $500 fine, $235 in court costs, $75 in cost of prosecution, and $40 in cost of investigation. The Licensee Violations carry more severe penalties: 1st offense $1,000 fine and seven-day suspension; 2nd offense $3,000 fine and 30day suspension, 3rd offense Revocation of license. The operation was conducted in cooperation with the Monroe County Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community. 333 80th Street Marathon Ourlisting on 80th Street in Marathon JUSTSOLD! Are you lookin g to buy, sell or invest in the Florida Keys?Call us today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Lea & Dave RueschThe Reliable Professionals(305) 393-1843 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519Looking to BUYorSELLhere in the Florida Keys? Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com 12411 Overseas Hwy. #14AMarathon 15 Sombrero Blvd. 210WMarathon Open 7 Days AWeek THETIMEISNOWBecome a non-smoker or lose weight ONLY $125.00 11400 Overseas Hwy.#203 Marathon 289-20083706 B N.Roosevelt Blvd.Key West 294-1277Timothy Kelly,LCSW HypnotistMember of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis Mariners eyes old FKEC buildingThe old Florida Keys Electric Cooperative building in Tavernier will likely serve as additional office space for Mariners Hospital. Baptist Health South Florida, Marinersnon-profit parent company, has submitted a letter of intent to purchase the 8,300 square feet property at mile marker 91.6, Mariners spokeswoman Sheila Konczewski said Thursday.At this time, we are assessing various options for its use, Konczewski said in an e-mail. The price of the property has not been made public. The ocean side building was the source of much local anguish for the past three years because the Department of Homeland Security wanted to use it to house federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. Monroe County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said the neighbors would likely embrace Mariners plans for the building. This is so welcome. Theyre [Mariners] a good neighbor no matter where they are, Murphy said. Regarding the extra traffic caused by reopening the building, Murphy noted that customers used to pay their light bills by going through the drive-thru. In July, speculation arose that the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which is under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, wanted to use the building for its new Upper Keys headquarters. That story was the result of an inspection by agents with the General Services Administration, the agency that supplies and finds real estate for the federal government. The FKEC moved out of the building in 2010. The co-op office is now almost directly across the highway in a larger, more modern building. Tampa-based Hoover Properties bought the old building in 2011 for $1.4 million. Upon the announcement Homeland Security wanted to lease it, the community banded together to fight the proposal. Most community opposition was founded on the fear that the building could contain prisoner holding cells. Then, the county Planning Commission ruled the governments intended use of the building did not conform to zoning requirements that said the facility must serve the residents living in the immediate area. Feds plan now appears over in zoning disputeBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comTAVERNIER City ma n age r complete s depa r tme n t r eo r ga n izatio nWith an eye on streamlining interdepartmental coordination, Key West City Manager Bob Vitas is undertaking a number of key personnel shifts going into effect Oct. 1 with the new fiscal year.Vitas, formerly of Lake Zurich, Ill., succeeded fiveyear City Manager Jim Scholl in 2012; he beat out 79 other applicants for the three-year, $180,000 annual contract.In an interview with the Keynoter, Vitas said his focus is the need in the organization to be responsive.Whenever you do a realignment like the one were doing, its really designed to improve both internal communications vertically and within departments and within the organization.Among the moving pieces, Vitas will give Planning Director Don Craig the new title director of community development, which oversees citys planning, building, zoning and code enforcement functions. Basically Don has been doing this all along, Vitas said. Nothing changes, theres no additional salary involved. Hes just getting a new title. In Craigs area of supervision, theres a new Chief Building Official in Ronald Wampler, who took over from John Woodson, a 12year city employee, who resigned from the $90,000 per year job on June 3.With some new leadership, Vitas said, we should start to see some of the changes that should happen in this organization administratively. Theres no question we [already] do a good job of service delivery to the public.Vitas has also overhauled the citys port operations, including cruise ship management and operations of the city marinas and ferry terminal, and transportation. On Tuesday, Doug Bradshaw, the citys senior project manager in the Engineering Department, will become the marine services director, a newly created position. That move comes with a salary increase. The dollar figure was not immediately available.The move follows the June 17 resignation of former Port and Transportation Director Jim Fitton and the retirement of former Transportation Director Myra Wittenburg.We separated transportation out from underneath a port director because that made no sense to me. We put in place a director marine services . responsible for marinas, the Key West Bight, Mallory Square and Outer Mole [cruise ship ports]. Our marine services director takes care of everything water in the city. On Monday Vitas hired Norman Whitaker, who has 33 years experience with the city of Lakeland, as Key West transportation director. One of the biggest challenges was trying to get the organization on a path to be more responsive than it had been, Vitas said, and provide it some more clear and concise direction and reporting.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTBoat: Ahole into which money pours?Free does not always mean free, especially when it comes to a boat. So said Marathon City Councilman Dick Ramsay, after Fire Rescue Chief John Johnson sought direction from the council about applying to take ownership of a surplus 41-foot U.S. Coast Guard utility boat. The boat is nearing the end of its 25-year Coast Guard life cycle and Johnson says it could be used for various emergencies and possibly reduce the citys ISO fire insurance rating by an entire class.That could mean cheaper fire insurance premiums for residents living within a fivemile radius of the City of Marathon Marina, where the boat would be housed. But Ramsay said he wasnt sold on the boat just yet. Everybody knows that a boat is a hole in the ground you throw money into. We need a complete report showing how much additional personnel well need to run this boat, Ramsay said at Tuesdays council meeting. How many incidents have we had requiring this kind of vessel? Can boats we already have be used to bring people to shore? he added. Johnson told the Keynoter he was contacted by the Marathon Coast Guard station about the boat, which spent all but the last year on fresh water in the Great Lakes off Michigan. Coast Guard Marathon back in May were getting a new vessel, which they have received, and they knew it was going up for possible surplus. They knew it was in pretty good shape and asked if we wanted to bid on it and receive it, he said. The attractive part to the city, Johnson said, is that the boat has an on-board fire pump in case of a fire-related emergency. It also has a dewatering pump to assist with sinking vessels. The Coast Guard hasnt done firefighting in several years. It was equipped to when they were doing it, he said. They still used it for a rescue boat and everything else; any type of emergencies they needed.Johnson said he wanted council direction because the boat would be listed on the U.S. General Services Administration website by Oct. 1. Any local government in the country could apply to receive the boat, but must prove a need.After that, the boat could go up for auction to the general public on the same GSA website. The council voted to stay on the list of bidders until Johnson could find out whether the city is obligated to take the boat if chosen. In the meantime, hes collecting information to present to the council at its Oct. 8 meeting. It would be another tool in our box if we needed it, and there are a lot of factors were looking at and trying to get a lot of background, he said. By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON VITAS Subscriptions 743-5551
than the estimates, once tax credits and subsidies for eligible residents are calculated. The reality is that people are going to need help wading through this, Humelsine said. Its not like buying health insurance used to be. Most people in government or employer-based health plans are not expected to see significant changes under the ACA. The healthinsurance marketplaces primarily are aimed at those who purchase their own individual or family plans. The online marketplaces open Tuesday but people using them have until Dec. 15 to obtain a heath policy that takes effect Jan. 1. People shouldnt get frustrated if the system isnt working perfectly from the start, Humelsine said. Civic groups are planning forums on the new ACAsystem, and efforts are being made to have navigators available in the Keys to help buyers sort through the plans. Details are pending. With reports from the Miami HeraldPeople need helpFrom Insurance,1A mence with the projected $35 million dredging. Benson took issue with that talking point. The Army Corps of Engineers doesnt look at this as just a study, he said. They look at this as a step in the project and the project is dredging. Eric Bush, the Army Corpschief of planning policy for the Jacksonville district, earlier this month told a standing-room-only forum crowd at the Tropic Cinema that a reconnaissance study completed in 2010 indicates widening Cut B of the ship channel from 300 feet to 450 feet would have likely significant economic benefits but also significant environmental concerns.The proposed dredging would displace some 150,000 cubic yards of sea floor protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary would have to permit any dredging, but it doesnt have a permit category for that activity. To allow dredging, Congress would have to change the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act, passed on Nov. 16, 1990.Bush said any action from the Army Corps would be predicated by a head nod from the sanctuary, so theres a pathway to move forward if voters approve the study.The Corps is not an advocate for a project until Congress authorizes a project, Bush said. These come fairly infrequently, he said. Benson contends that if the referendum is approved Key Wests fate will be taken out of local hands and become a function of federal government machinations.Early voting runs until Saturday at 5 p.m., ballots can be cast at the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office at 530 Whitehead St.Significant concernsFrom Opposed,1A Saturday,September 28,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Come and Feel what Gel Infused Foam is all aboutKEY LARGO LOCATION 99411 O/S HWY, Key Largo FL 305-451-4849 MARATHON LOCATION 10875 O/S HWY, Marathon FL 305-453-6415 THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. 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Key Largo Volunteer Fire DepartmentBoard of Directors MeetingTuesday,October 8,at7:30 pmAmbulance Corps Building 98600 Overseas Highway, Key Largo451-2700 Published 09/28/13 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 The complete Keys news and information source.She speculated that, given the federal budget and legislative cycles involved, it could be up to 20 years before the actual project was completed.With approval, Hulse said: The next step would be the chamber has pledged to raise whatever the local contribution for the study is going to be. Based on a $3 million study cost, the chamber may need to raise up to half of the cost, with the other half coming from a federal earmark.Then the city would have to sit down with the corps and figure out this issue with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Hulse said. Dredging itself is illegal.Whats needed is a permitting mechanism, but since the would-be permitted activity is illegal, the legislation establishing the sanctuary may have to be amended. But a study doesnt require any change in the regulations, Hulse said. You dont need a permit to do a study. Hulse agreed with opponents that even if the referendum is voted down on Tuesday the politicized debate over dredging reduced to pro-business vs. environmental advocates is likely to continue.Its a binding referendum, Hulse said, which only means its binding upon this particular Key West City Commission. If the composition of the commission changes, it wouldnt be binding. I dont think anybody, either party, whoever wins, the other side is not going to just walk away from this. Theres certainly not anything that would prevent us forever from pursuing this issue.The referendum question asks: Shall the city of Key West request that the Army Corp of Engineers conduct a comprehensive feasibility study, at no monetary cost to the city, to determine the environmental, economic and social impacts of widening the Key West Main Ship Channel for use by modern and longer cruise ships while also addressing navigational safety?Not going to walk awayFrom Study,1AAffordable Care ActHealth insurance cheapest prices for a 24-year-old P lan M iami-D ade Br o w ar d M onr o e Gold$228.48$179.90$316.62 Silver$193.03$165.88$274.45 Bronze$155.26$122.25$231.61 Catas.*$103.99$81.88$245.07 Note:Monroe County residents who buy health insurance through federally-run online marketplaces will pay substantially more than residents in MiamiDade and Broward Counties. Catastrophic coverage onlySource:U.S.Dept.of Health and Human Services Vote TuesdayKey West voters go to the polls Tuesday with a controversial referendum,a mayoral race and more at stake. Polls open at 7 a.m.and close at 7 p.m.Heres the list of Key West polling places:Prec.# 1,Jaycee Clubhouse,3825 Flagler Ave.;Prec.# 2 Key West High School Auditorium,2100 Flagler Ave.;Prec.# 3 Key West High School Auditorium,2100 Flagler Ave.;Prec.# 4 Martin Luther King Community Pool,300 Catherine St.;Prec.# 5 Old City Hall,510 Greene St.;Prec.# 6,St.Marys Convent, 724 Truman Ave.;Prec.# 7 Moose Club,700 Eisenhower Dr.; Prec.# 8 Glad Tiding Tabernacle Assembly of God,1209 United St.;Prec.# 9,Senior Citizens Plaza Auditorium (rear entrance),1400 Kennedy Dr.;Prec.# 10,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sains,3424 Northside Dr.For more information,visit www.keyselections .org
AMonroe County Circuit Court judge on Friday quickly dismissed watchdog Larry Murrays civil suit against the Monroe County School District. Murray, a Big Pine Key resident and former member of the districts advisory Audit and Finance Committee, represented himself in the case, in which he alleges the district failed to comply with three public records requests. Judge David Audlin dismissed the case after an approximately five minute hearing on technical grounds, specifically that Superintendent Mark Porter had not yet received service and further that the district has complied with the records request in the two weeks since the suit was filed. In the 14-page filing, Murray wrote: On several occasions in the recent past, the defendants have exhibited similar bad faith in the production of documents, and when the documents were finally revealed, the documents revealed malfeasance or misfeasance. It is believed and therefore averred that the failure to produce these readily available requested records is in bad faith and an effort by the defendants to prevent public review of the requested documents. He focuses on three specific requests made to Porter:An Aug. 15 request for a draft contract for forensic auditing services, which Murray alleges Porter has never acknowledged.An Aug. 16 request for the salary and salary supplements for Christina McPherson, the districts director of assessment and Poinciana Elementary School Principal.An Aug. 29 request for a comprehensive list of salary supplements for all district employees. Scott Black of Vernis and Bowling of the Florida Keys represented the district. After Audlins ruling, Murray acknowledged the loss, but said he looks forward to a more responsive records process in the future. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,September 28,2013 Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forOctober2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Nearshore Waters Committee Meeting10/3/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting10/8/135:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Code Compliance Meeting10/9/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The C ity of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or a ssistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 9/25/13 dcPublished Keynoter 9-28-13 Notice is hereby given:Christina WhitakerDavid GarrettJoanne AndersonAryshaun Bryant 938 92nd St (Ocean)177 Adobe Casa Ct7 6thAve307 Catherine St Marathon, Fl 33050Tavernier, Fl 33070Key West, Fl 33040Key West, Fl 33040You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections, in Key West, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. R. Joyce Griffin Monroe County Supervisor of Elections 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida 33040 305-292-3416 Published Keynoter 9-28-13 The Marathon Lady T h e M a r a t h o n L a d y REEF FISHING AT ITS BEST!Snapper Grouper MackerelMARATHON LADY DOCKS U.S.1 at Vaca Cut BridgeMile Marker 53Marathon,FL Locally owned and operated since 1958 743-5580 www.marathonlady.net REOPENING OCTOBER 4THMorning trips from 8:30am to 12:30pmFor the month of October were offering $25 appreciation fares to Year Round Monroe County Residents with proof of residency.Adding afternoon trips from 1:30pm to 5:30pm in November Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos Money papered the walls at Sparkys Sparkys Landing owners Matt and Carolyn Anthony might not be making any money off their popular Key Colony Beach bar and restaurant at the moment, but a number of other Middle Keys residents sure are. The Anthonys closed on Monday for repairs and renovations and while they were at it decided to give the Sadowski Causeway eatery a fresh new look. That meant taking down several thousand dollars worth of $1 bills stapled all over the inside of the bar. The couple got in touch with local Little League President Sean Kirwan and assistant Marathon High School football coach Jason Long to offer donating the bills to local athletes. Each group came in for two hours this past weekend to collect the bills. Matt and Carolyn were pulling dollars right alongside of them. People put them up there so they could remember their trip and their time here and we thought the best way to honor that was to give it to a good cause. No better cause than to give it to the kids, Matt Anthony said. The Little League group came away with $1,300, while the Dolphins football team came away with $1,600. Kirwan and Marathon head football coach Lance Martin praised the Anthonys for their generosity. Kirwan told the Keynoter the money his group collected will go toward always expensive new uniforms and equipment for the kids. Itll help our association a lot. Without people in the community like Matt and Carolyn, our organization couldnt exist. It was really nice of them to do, Kirwan said.Martin told the Keynoter that community donations are always appreciated because the high school finances athletic programs largely through fundraisers and gate proceeds. It was a great gesture and it helps our program. All our costs are taken on by the Athletic Department, he said.Matt and Carolyn pulled another $1,300 off the walls and used it to help their employees get through the time Sparkys is closed. They hope to reopen Wednesday. Key Colony Beach Marina owner Terry Fisher began the tradition of stapling dollars on the walls just after the Anthonys opened the bar in February 2006.He started it for good luck and then more people wanted to wish us good luck and from there it kept going and going, Matt said. The Anthonys have been aiming for a new look for some time, but never wanted to shut down the business. They decided to go for it when some structural repairs made it necessary. Improvements include a new bartop, new light fixtures and carpet, refinished tabletops and widening the walkway.Restaurant owners donate bills to Marathon athleticsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACH Sparkys Landing owners Matt and Carolyn Anthony helped Marathon High School football players and coaches pull dollar bills from their walls this past weekend while theyre closed to remodel the Sadowski Causeway restaurant and bar.Patrons have been putting the bills on the walls since the Anthonys opened in 2006.They hope to reopen by Wednesday.Watchdogs lawsuit dismissedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLS
Of the 35 Monroe County high school students that participated this year in the Experiment for International Living, 15 of them gathered Thursday night to discuss how their experiences abroad colored their worldview. Over the summer the students dispersed across the globe for three-week home stays with local families who guided them through full cultural immersion. Alli Griffiths of Key West High School spent part of her summer in Tanzania, a largely Muslim country in East Africa with a parliamentary government. She and her family would get up at 4 a.m. everyday to begin a constant rotation of chores. The whole day is about sustaining life, she said. They dont have any free time. Wil Richardson recalled having a traditional BBQ with his host family in Korea. They were eating marshmallows. I took one of the skewers for meat, put a marshmallow on it and started to cook it. They had no idea what was going on. John Lucas, EILs senior vice president for academic programs, said participation in Monroe County has been so robust second only to the New York City public school system that hes applying the Keys model around the country. He said the local success is a function of recruitment through Take Stock in Children, an academic mentoring program that if successfully completed provides students with a full scholarship to a Florida college or university.Since the program started in the Keys in 2006, 104 Monroe County students have participated. This years group will raise that number to 139.Other destinations for the Keys group included Thailand, France, Spain, Japan, Mongolia, Costa Rica and South Africa.An Upper Keys jury deliberated just under two hours Friday before finding a Hollywood man guilty of second-degree murder in a 2009 Fantasy Fest stabbing case.Nicholas Ferro, 26, was tried for the second time after a Key West trial last March ended in a hung jury. He was accused of murdering Marquese Butler, then 23, during the early morning hours of Halloween 2009, following a tense confrontation on the street. Ferro pleaded not guilty and says he stabbed Butler on Oct. 31, 2009 in self defense while trying to save his friend from a group beating at the hands of Butler and Butlers Key West friends. During closing arguments Friday, defense attorneys Edward ODonnell and Edward ODonnell IVtold jurors that Ferro made a split-second decision to jump in the middle of a savage, angry, nasty mob to save the life of his friend, Jorge Averoff. Ferro, Averoff and several friends were partying in Key West for the annual Fantasy Fest celebration. This is Ferros second trial. The first, in March 2012, ended with jurors unable to come to a verdict. Averoff was getting pummeled so badly on Caroline Street at around 4 a.m. that day, ODonnell said, that Averoffs other friends Seth Denny and Rolando Reyes thought about helping him but felt they had no choice but to run to Duval Street to get help from Key West Police officers. Averoff and Reyes testified Thursday that they feared for their lives. The beating only stopped when Ferro attempted to pull Averoff out of the maelstrom, according to the defense. But when he did, ODonnell IV said, Butler punched him in the back of the head, knocking him to his knees. That is when Ferro unfolded his pocket knife, with a 2 1/2 -inch blade, and stabbed Butler. Defense attorneys say Ferro saved Averoffs life. The senior ODonnell said the Key West group repeatedly yelled kill him, kill him, kill him as they kicked and punched Averoff. If the group had a cheer, ODonnell said, it would be 15, 20-toone, thats what we call Key West fun. But prosecutors say Ferro had no reason to stab Butler, and that Averoff was only fighting one man, James J.C. Edwards. Assistant State Attorney Breezye Telfair said Butler was trying to calm down Ferro, who was acting erratically as they both watched the fight between Averoff and Edwards. Ferro, Telfair said, then walked by Butler, and as he did, he quickly jabbed him in abdomen with his knife and moved on. Butler died later that morning during emergency surgery in the Lower Keys Medical Center. [Butler said] Hey man, chill out,and the next thing you have someone stab you in the stomach and you look down and fat is hanging out, and you dont know why, Telfair told jurors. Butler had internal wounds to his stomach and pancreas, surgeon Rhoda Smith testified earlier this week. According to Telfair, after stabbing Butler, Ferro yelled to his friends, Watch the guy in the yellow shirt [Butler]. Hes going to fall. Hes going to fall hard. That account was from the testimony of John Jackson, a witness who lives in Key West and knows some of Butlers friends, but says he is not close to them and was not with them that day. But ODonnell said Jackson is not a reliable witness. Jackson also testified that he has some medical training, but did not attempt to render aid to Butler when he saw him lying on the street because he was afraid he might get hit in the back of the head by Butlers friends. This, ODonnell said, shows Jackson saw Butler hit Ferro and feared the same would happen to him. No one else heard that, ODonnell said. Thats said by the same person who said I didnt want to get hit in the back of the head. Witness troublesAttorneys on both sides had difficulty with witnesses during the trial. Aprison inmate, Patrick Stickney, 25, who is serving a 10-year sentence for robbery and aggravated assault, refused to even take the oath when he sat down in the witness chair late Wednesday afternoon. James Edwards, also of Key West, told prosecutors during Ferros original trial that Stickney was with the Key West group that day. Edwards disputed Ferros claim that Averoff was being beaten by a group of men. Edwards said he was the only one who fought Averoff.Key West Police Department Detective Janeth Calvert testified that she interviewed witness Stickney twice after Butler was killed.Stickneys statements to Calvert are important to the prosecutions case against Ferro, who is claiming self defense. Stickney told Key West Detective Calvert he bumped into Averoff and words were exchanged. Edwards claims he was the only one who beat Averoff. ODonnell accused Assistant State Attorney Breezye Telfair of willful discovery violation because Tuesday was the first time he had heard that Stickney talked to Calvert on the day Butler was killed. Saturday,September 28,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com CBSCF Bicycle Ride & Roll Dice Run Come and join the fun at our 1st Bicycle Ride & Roll Dice Run for Charity in Key Colony Beach Saturday, October 5, 2013 Registration: 2 pm Tarpon Creek (Holiday Inn Xpress in Marathon)Kickstands Up: 3 pm A war ds Cer emony: 5 pm at Cabana Club FREE Burgers & Hot Dogs Pool Party All proceeds benefit the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation a 501(c) non-profit organization. 100% of all funds donated stays in Monroe County and is used to help Keys residents in need. 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Photographer Raymond L.Blazevic captured this image of work crews using heavy equipment on the Seven Mile Bridge in 1960.The Old Seven Mile Bridge (the original Knights Key Bridge to Pigeon Key) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Between 1908-1912,as many as 400 workmen lived on the five-acre Pigeon Key and worked on Flaglers railroad.The Old Seven was replaced by a new Seven Mile Bridge in 1982.Structural concerns have since closed Old Seven to vehicular traffic.And debate continues on repair costs for the historic span and who picks up the bill.Photo fromMONROE COUNTY LIBRARY COLLECTIONCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALBacktracking on Common CoreLETTERS TO THE EDITORFacts about city hall I am writing to clarify misleading statements in the Sept. 25th edition of the local newspaper. The following are the facts: The contractual due date for the City Hall final plans and specifications was specified as Sept. 27, 2013. While it is true the City asked the consultants if they could shave a week off the schedule, they were under no obligation to do so. The consultants have stated they will have the plans ready on Sept. 30, 2013, three days late, which is acceptable to the City. The City Council considered increasing the 20-day contractor bid deadline by 10 to 25 days. After citizen input and subsequent Council discussion, the Council voted to add 10 calendar days (for a total of 30 days). Staff has met with the local solar engineer/installation firm and advised them that the City Hall project design provides for the addition of solar energy at either the contract award or post construction phase at the discretion of the City Council. The firms staff estimates the City can add solar energy to the City Hall project for approximately $200,000 resulting in a monthly electric bill savings of $1,000 (based on current rates). Assuming zero repair or replacement or maintenance costs for the solar system, the City will recover its capital outlay in 16 years and 8 months. Please keep in mind that Florida is a regulated state and the Public Service Commission dictates the electricity rates and the annual increase is capped at 5 percent per year. As it pertains to the new City Fire Station whose square footage space is roughly equivalent to a four-bedroom house (excluding the un-air conditioned truck bay), the consultant team including the Florida Green Building Certification consultant did not recommend incorporating solar as part of the fire houses design and construction due to the payback time versus the relative low cost of electricity. However, numerous other sustainable features were incorporated such as foam block construction, low water flow toilets, water conservation, daylight occupancy sensors, efficient lighting, low flow plumbing fixtures, Florida friendly drought tolerant landscape, reflective hardscape and roofing, low VOC adhesives and paints and minimal exterior light pollution. In fact, the energy savings at the Fire Station is 22 percent better than the typical Florida codebuilt structure. Nevertheless, as previously stated, these recommendations generated by paid consultants are governed by the policy decision(s) of the City Council as specified at the time of contract award. Also we routinely insure that our specifications provide for approved equals, meaning that the general contractors can propose to the City for our consideration a different but equal product or system (such as a different air conditioning system) that can produce a cost or efficiency savings. In closing, I encourage anyone with a question about the City of Marathon to call me to obtain accurate information.Roger Hernstadt Marathon City ManagerNot a pretty sightAfter reading about the comeback kids mostly about the efforts to bring back and help turtles I had to let you know about an experience on Sept. 15.While diving a wreck off Miami, my dive buddies and I came upon a large loggerhead turtle hung up with fishing line wrapped around his left flipper. He appeared to have been dead for a few days, but one could see how much he must have suffered before drowning. We cut him loose and let him float away, and spent the rest of the dive cutting off all fishing string etc from the wreck to maybe stop another mishap. Ive sent a picture as the turtle came to the surface and its not a pretty sight. Denny Dodgen Key LargoLife-changing opportunitiesLast Thursday (9/19/13), I had the privilege to attend a very special reception at Florida Keys Community College (FKCC). FKCC scholarship recipients hosted a thank you party for the donors whose generosity had made the studentsattendance at FKCC possible. The studentstestimonials were moving and heart-felt, and their gratitude was palpable. In particular, students thanked Edward Knight, whose endowment of the Rotary Knight Scholarship will allow dozens of local residents to attend FKCC in the coming years. Students also recognized Pat Miller, who has endowed the nations firstever community college investment club. Mr. Millers endowment will provide students with practical, real world investment fundamentals by managing actual funds, the proceeds of which will provide scholarship dollars for even more student opportunities. And, of course, college patriarch and President Emeritus, William Doc Seeker (for whom FKCCs campus is named), received much-deserved appreciation for single-handedly making it possible for nearly 100 first-generation college students to attend FKCC through his endowment of the Sue and Albert Seeker First Generation in College Scholarship.These donors, along with dozens of others, give students profound, lifechanging opportunities. Their generosity also helps to advance the core mission of FKCC by providing access to higher education for residents of the Florida Keys.On behalf of everyone at FKCC, thank you so very much. Ed Scales FKCC Board of Trustees Key WestGovernor would be wiser to endorsework already adopted by 45 statesAfter spending this year trying to reform his image and become the Education Governor by pushing the Legislature to approve money for teacher raises, Gov. Rick Scott has started to spin in another direction when it comes to the fundamentals of education: high standards.He now says that hes considering an executive order to undo work that has taken years to achieve: the Common Core State Standards for subjects and the use of exams created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, known as PARCC. Mr. Scott told Herald/Times reporters that he believes PARCC is too expensive and it takes too long and that hes concerned about too much federal involvement. Whoa. The Common Core standards already are being used for end of year exams to replace the FCAT. They were developed by Florida educators, backed by the state Board of Education and have the blessing of Floridas former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, who made education standards and accountability a trademark of his eight years in office. Unfortunately, tea party elements of the Republican Party have twisted Common Core and PARCC into some kind of federal assault on statesrights, arguing that its another federal government mandate. Last week, at a Sayfie Review leadership conference in Orlando, one participant suggested that Common Core was a federal ruse, to which AT&TFlorida President Marshall Criser III, who has been heavily involved in education initiatives, sought to set the record straight. As he correctly noted, Common Core is about higher education standards devised by the states to ensure Americans can compete in a global economy, not federal mandates.Yet Gov. Scott, heading into the 2014 election, seems to be backtracking on Common Core to win votes among his core tea party supporters.Mr. Scott backtracks instead of explaining that Common Core standards outline what is expected of students at each grade level in each core subject, like reading and math. They do not we repeat, not include suggested books or how teachers should plan their lessons.The benchmarks were agreed upon after years of study by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. Forty-five states have approved them, and House and Senate leaders in Tallahassee support them. As Mr. Bush said last week, The fight about Common Core is political. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have huge swaths of the next generation of Americans that cant calculate math. They cant read. Their expectations in their own lives are way too low. And were not going to be able to sustain this extraordinarily exceptional country unless we challenge every basic assumption on how we do things. There is a lot of heat right now. But the simple fact is, no one can defend the lower standards that we have across this country. And that, Gov. Scott, is at the core of Common Core. Spread the word. The Miami Herald Editors Note: Gov. Scott earlier this week issued the executive order, canceling Floridas participation in PARCC. City hall gets financingLocal was no match for national Tuesday when Marathon Finance Director Peter Rosasco reviewed financing bids for a $6 million loan to pay for a planned new city hall. Rosasco told the City Council the best bid came from TD bank short for Toronto Dominion at 2.59 percent fixed interest for 15 years. Which is less than what I projected, Rosasco said. We had seven responses, from local banks to some of the biggest banks in the county. The bid from TD Bank is about as good as you can get right now. Rosasco told the council that local banks Centennial, Iberia and First State all responded to the citys request for proposals on the loan. BB&T, a national bank with local Keys branches, also responded. Rosasco explained that larger banks are eligible for a deduction from the federal government to make loans such as the one Marathon is pursuing. That makes it difficult for local banks to compete, he said. Iberia Bank was comparable at 2.67 percent interest but without a fixed rate. Centennial Bank offered a 2.49 rate but would only lock it for 5 years. The $6 million loan would not be exclusively for city hall construction. The project is tentatively estimated at $5 to $5.5 million and the remaining funds could be used for other city projects. As proposed, the city hall would be roughly 13,000 to 14,000 square feet, on stilts, located at the events field between 98th and 99th streets on U.S. 1. It would feature a 200-seat meeting/events room.The council unanimously approved moving forward with the loan. In other business Tuesday: City Manager Roger Hernstadt outlined a new funding schedule for years two through four of the $200 million so-called state Mayfield grant for Keys sewer projects. The state Legislature authorized the funding in 2009, but only last year allotted the first $50 million to Monroe County and the village of Islamorada. Marathon received nothing for its nearly complete system. The city was slated to receive $20 million as part of a 2013 allocation, but it was not included in Gov. Rick Scotts final budget. His administration made it clear they would only fund shovel-ready projects that create jobs.According to the new plan, the citys cut would drop from $20 million to $17 million in year two. But it would receive $8.75 million in years three and four, for a total of $34.5 million. By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONSupreme Court gives OKIn a victory hailed by Florida conservation groups, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday approved a 2014 ballot initiative that could restore funding for conservation land acquisition and Everglades restoration.In a 10-page opinion, the justices unanimously found the ballot proposal met the standards to appear on the ballot.Will Abberger, chairman of the campaign and director of conservation finance for The Trust for Public Land, issued a statement, describing the Supreme Court decision as a monumental step.Known as the Water and Land Conservation Amendment, the proposal would establish a steady source of funding for conservation efforts. Previously, the state earmarked money from real estate transaction fees to replenish the revolving fund. The doc stamp tax, paid whenever real estate is bought or sold, is an existing funding source that for the past 20 years has been used for conservation programs such as Florida Forever and, before that, Preservation 2000. Both programs received resounding support from Republicans and Democrats alike, according to Jessie DeBlois, South Florida field organizer with Floridas Water and Land Legacy. But since 2009, funding for these programs has been slashed by 97.5 percent, he said. And of the $75 million in conservation funding proposed by Gov. Rick Scott, $50 million of that would come from the sale of existing state lands. Backers of the proposal still need to collect 683,149 petition signatures to get on the 2014 ballot. In a news release, the organizers said they had about 385,000 signatures so far. If the proposal makes it on the ballot and is approved by Florida voters, the state would be required to set aside documentary-stamp tax dollars for conservation purposes.Ballot language headed to 2014 showdownNews Service of FloridaENVIRONMENT In a 10-page opinion,the justices unanimously found the ballot proposal met the standards to appear on the ballot.
New burger joint opens in Key WestBurgerFi, one of the fastest growing all-natural burger concepts in the country, opened its newest fast-casual restaurant at 221 Duval St. in Key West on Sept 18.The Palm Beach Countybased BurgerFi restaurants feature a wide variety of allnatural U.S.-sourced Angus beef burgers made from grass-fed cattle. The meat is free of antibiotics, hormones and additives. The Key West location, more than 4,000 square feet, will feature a firstand second-floor outdoor patio area, live entertainment and merchandising. It will be the first BurgerFi to have a full liquor bar and a full breakfast menu. The Key West BurgerFi operation hours will be daily from 9 a.m. until all guests are served. Overall, there are 29 BurgerFi locations.Shula Burger now more football themedThe Shula Burger restaurant at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle in Islamorada is now called Shulas 2. Named for the former Miami Dolphins coach, the restaurant changed its name to take on more of a football theme. Shulas 2 delivers with more than a dozen HD TVs and football specials each weekend and Monda, the company said in a prepared statement.There will be game-day specials, football trivia and fantasy football get-togethers.AT&T expands its Florida Keys 4GAT&Thas extra wireless capacity to several cell sites in the Florida Keys, the communications company says. The additional capacity makes it possible for the sites to accommodate more traffic, which helps improve the performance of mobile Internet data and voice connectivity for customers.The areas benefiting from the upgrades include Rocky Road and mile marker 26 on Summerland Key, Palomino Trail on Big Pine Key Overseas Highway in Marathon and Islamorada, and mile marker 68 in Long Key.AT&T4G LTE was expanded to Key West in October 2012. Saturday,September 28,2013 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com Fear and Courage in Key W est Harbor Aheated controversy like the Key West Ship Channel Widening Study can bring out both the best and worst in us. Our company ha s been in business, attending ships in Key West Harbor, for more than 30 years and procures goods and services from other Key West businesses. Las t month, we learned that one of our long term suppliers had publicly signed on to the anti-widening group. So we decided to end our relationship w ith that vendor, believing they were not supportive of the business that had, in a small way, supported their business for decades. I felt uneasy about t hat decision, so I made a point to visit that business and discuss the issue with the owner. The ensuing half hour conversation was courteous and thoroughly enjoyable. The other business person and I both became aware t hat we had more in common than we realized. We had both managed modestly successful businesses for decades and we both loved our island community. We b oth recognized that tourism, the economic engine of Key West, had some real social impacts regardless of how the tourists travel to Key West. I really dont expect this nice lady to change her views instantly, but I was pleased to know that she was open minded and could encompass some new information. She admitted that she clearly did not have enough information and would be looking closer at the issue. For my part, I heard her concerns and understood them. Ultimatel y, I decided to leave our account with her as it is, regardless of her vote.The lesson learned: if we make the effort to talk with rather than at each other, we may be able to reach a solution. It helps when we deal in facts rather than emotional hyperbole. But that requires courage in these times of polarizing politics and demonizing others who don t share our opinions. Its clear that the opposition to channel improvement has morphed into an anti-cruise industry rant, exploiting environmental f ears. The truth: There has never been an instance of environmental damage from cruise ship traffic in the Keys. Opponents point to silt stirred by sh ip passage, yet the Florida DEPregularly samples the silt plumes and reports no environmental issues. Live corals grow on the cruiseship pier supports. T he Citizen recently reported that corals on the reef are having their best spawning season in years. All ships visiting Key West meet or exceed all USCG environmental regulations. Yet the opponents are wielding fear and disinfo rmation to support their challenge to the Study. They push the falsehood that an approval for a study is really an approval of the project. Thi s is another example of the regression of the modern environmental movement away from science-based challenges towards blind obstruction of any project reg ardless of its quality and societal benefits.Part of the year I work as a natural resource consultant in the northern Rockies. There are parallel issues at play there: a s tressed and historically poorly managed forest resource with critical recreational, wildlife, aesthetic and commercial values to society. In recent years nati onal environmental organizations have evolved from bitter opponents to forest management projects to becoming partners in the planning process. The public, gov ernment agencies, corporate entities and environmental groups all have a voice in the planning. The result is better management operations that p rotect all values.Regrettably, this enlightened approach to environmental activism has not reached the Keys. The Channel Widening Study is a uni que opportunity for all stakeholders to obtain real data as a basis to make an informed decision. Rather than blind obstructionism as a strategy, those concerned with the project can choose to be part of the process. I believe the channel widening can be designed to enhance navigational safety, i mprove our transportation infrastructure, and help maintain our multi-faceted tourism economy all without negative impact to the environment. That is only my opinion and I want real facts to support it. But whatever the study reports, I can handle the truth. Can the opponents say the same? That will take enlightened courage on their part. I urge all concerned citizens of Key West, regardless of their present positions on Channel Widening, to Support the Study. Wi th a Study, we can cut through the emotion and misinformation and make a truly informed decision. John E. Wells, 201 Front Street, Key WestPd. Pol. Ad. paid for by the KWSAPolitical Committee, 201 Front St., Suite 224, Key West FL33040 OCTOBER Tax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR We are preparing the 2013 Tax Roll. Tax bills will be mailed out October 31, 2013. As of October 1, 2013, a 10% penalty will be added to your Local Business Tax. The Monroe County Tax Collectors offices will be closed on Monday, October 14thfor Columbus Day. Sign up for Bill Express NOW!! Homepage of www .monroetaxcollector .com just search your property click on the Get Bills by E-mail button, and then fill out the required fields to receive your e-bill on November 1st, 2013. MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 114 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period September 14 September 21, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt 20 Ed Swift Rd$219,900$233,700123 Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellKW Royal P alms Rlty/Rob SeverinBig Pine Key 0 Geranium Ave $19,500$17,000241KeyIsle Realty/Sunnie SanLorenzoKeyIsle Realty/Sunnie SanLorenzo 29453 Canal St$425,000$403,000214Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessKeyIsle Realty/Bruce Ball 150 Palmetto Dr$115,000$85,000131Rose Dell & Associates,/Rose DellRose Dell & Associates/Donna Hinde 30834 Minorca Dr$299,000$340,00047American Caribbean R.E./Paul LabossiereColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane CorlissCudjoe Key 633 Sawyer Dr$1,350,000$1,250,000446Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoRE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jo Ann Cook 140 Arica Ln$349,000$335,00094Keyswide Realty.com/Albert WatersColdwell Banker Schmitt RE/Nira ToccoDuck Key 5066 Sunset Village Dr$409,900$390,00094Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret CrowleyHa wks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay Resort Sales 7045 Harbor Village Dr$455,000$449,0000Ha wks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay Resort Sales Ha wks Cay Resort Sales/Lissete CordovaKey Largo 124 Bahama Rd$580,000$558,000326Distinctive Properties/Roberto J. LopezHarbour 99 Properties/Gregory Pardo 27 Gasparilla Dr$199,000$170,000494Marr Properties Inc./Susan Kay HollerMarr Properties/Susan Kay Holler 806 Jade Dr$179,500$160,000273Century 21 Schwartz/Francis ClayCentury 21 Schwartz/Francis Clay 183 Corrine Pl$631,000$610,000233Century 21 Schwartz/Sal LivotiBarbara Eads Realty/ Barbara Eads 155 Sunrise Dr$349,000$328,000171Island Equity Real Estate/Holly HightRE/MAX Keys Properties/Kym Papp 16 North End Rd$225,000$219,000150Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gail GaverColdwell Banker Schmitt/Carol Herdock 0 Mockingbird $42,000$30,000145Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria BarrosoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Melba Wilson 96000 Overseas Hwy$419,000$375,000126Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsButtonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez 206 2nd St$277,000$255,00084Century 21 Schwartz/Diane LovelandCentury 21 Schwartz/Diane Loveland 88 Marina Ave$469,000$397,50077Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti & Misty PaceRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsKey West 1221 Johnson St$1,100,000$1,050,000224Preferred Properties/Corinne HeldDoug Mayberry R.E./Kent Ducote 1714 Seminary St$820,000$790,000518Century 21 All Keys/Jason BarrosoRealty Executives Florida Keys/Jim Smith 1111 12th St (1) $3,045$36,540118Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight/GardnerCentury 21 All K eys/Robert Rey 3383 Northside Dr$249,900$239,00046Realty Executives Florida Keys/Geri MartinColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 1121 Olivia St$480,000$417,50039Engel & Voelkers Florida Keys/John ParceKW Royal Palms Realty/Rob SeverinLittle Torch Key 1767 Pine Channel Dr$67,000$67,000142Action Keys Realty FL Keys/Cheryl MosesAction Keys Realty FL Keys/Cheryl MosesMarathon 5 Tranquility Way$695,000$495,0001400Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret CrowleyHa wks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay Resort Sales 153 109th Street Gulf$149,000$122,675759Exit Realty Florida Keys/Dorothy MaurielloRE/MAX Keys /Karen Farley-Wilkinson 1200 Manor Ln$679,000$647,200298Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy PutoIsland Equity Real Estate/Terri Bodker 840 62nd St$335,000$310,000217Island Breeze Realty/Christine Todd YoungColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren 333 80th St$224,900$218,00092Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne RueschCoco Plum Real Estate/Shannon ButlerPlantation Key 161 Venetian Way $115,000$105,000951American Caribbean R.E./Nancy BrownK eys Country Rlty & Dev. /Jeanette Silvestri 155 Orlando Dr$449,000$440,000306American Caribbean R.E./Joy MartinC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Keller Porter Team 131 Tequesta St$799,000$775,000185Ocean Sotheby's Intrntnl Rlty/Patti StanleyOc ean Sotheby's Intrntnl Rlty/Patti Stanley 168 Galleon Rd$1,200,000$1,075,00058Ocean Sotheby's Intrntnl Rlty/Patti StanleyOc ean Sotheby's Intrntnl Rlty/K. ThalerStock Island 409 Balido St$264,000$264,000134Sellstate Island Properties /Maya ThomasSBX Commercial R.E./Jeffrey Searcy 6516 5th St$129,000$115,00034Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsSouthernmost Realty/Mila de MierSugarloaf Key 13 Hawksbill Ln $75,000$70,000199Realty Executives Fla Keys/Heather Bennett Realty Executives Fla Keys/Heather BennettUpper Matecumbe Key 101 Seashore Dr$697,000$690,000534Ocean Sotheby's Intrntnl Rlty/Kim ThalerMoorings Realty/Sue Moret 81925 Old Hwy$299,000$250,00025RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonRE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson(*) Vacant lot / (1) Commercial BusinessStates jobless rate lowest since 2008The states jobless rate dropped slightly in August after three months standing pat, even though the overall number of Floridians with jobs has decreased.The August 7.0 percent unemployment mark, announced Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity, is down from 7.1 percent in July and represents the lowest rate since Florida was at 7.0 percent in September 2008.Monroe County continued to have the lowest jobless numbers, at 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent in July. Next lowest was Walton County, in Floridas Panhandle, at 4.1 percent. The agriculture-dependent Hendry County in southwest Florida held the highest rate in the state at 15.4 percent, down from a 15.5 percent mark in August. Politicians wasted little time putting their spin on the figures. Gov. Rick Scott credited his tax and regulation-reduction policies for the latest unemployment rate, which represents 656,000 jobless from a current statewide workforce of 9.4 million. This is evidence that our pro-growth and business friendly policies are working, Scott said in a prepared statement.Florida Democrats questioned the praise Scott and other Republicans heaped on the latest numbers, noting that in August there were 4,700 fewer workers than in July.No matter how the governor and his GOPallies try to spin this, the reality is that Floridas economy is stuck in neutral thanks to Rick Scott, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant said in a release.The industries with the largest job growth last month, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity, included wholesale trade, construction, and arts, entertainment and recreation.The biggest drops last month included the fields of leisure and hospitality, educational services, real estate, and local and federal government.Keys tightest job market at 4.0 percentNews Service of FloridaBUSINESS BUSINESS BRIEFS
The Middle Keys community lost a decorated military veteran and card-carrying member of the American Legion Post 154 in Marathon on Sept. 7. The fact that this hero served his country on four legs and not two doesnt diminish one bit what Pele, a trained military working dog, sacrificed during an eight-plus year career. Pele would have turned 12 in January; he died due to complications following an emergency surgery. He was a German Shepherd trained by the U.S. Department of Defense as an explosives detection dog. The military has strict guidelines for adopting service dogs, but Pele was eventually adopted out of Naval Air Station Key West to members of the Marathon community. We thought heres our chance to do something else for our country; take care of a veteran dog and give him the love and care he needs, Steve Odle, Legion commander at the time of Peles adoption, said. According to service records obtained by Legion Second Vice Commander Keith Lundy, Pele began his military stint in September 2003 at the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville. From August 2007 through April 2008, Pele served in Djbouti, Africa in support of the U.S. global war on terrorism. He was at Naval Air Station Pensacola in June 2008 before traveling in October 2008 to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. He shipped out that same month to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom until August 2009, and returned to Guantanamo Bay through his retirement in October 2011. Pele spent a great deal of his time at the Marathon Legion post, where he was a beloved and attention-grabbing fixture. Odle spent a great deal of time with Pele and called him a celebrity who was fond of having his picture taken. But only if you came to him, Odle said. He took his retirement seriously, he joked. He was the most generous dog I ever met. If the military would let me . I would take all of them. Odle said Pele made such an impact that the Legion is exploring the idea for the Marathon Legion to become an adoption point for military dogs in the future. Weve got a lot of guys in there whove been asking how can we get one of these, he said. Lundy said Pele was as laid back as it came and that he loved spending time with the Legion members. The dog loved to accompany us golfing and always found himself a comfortable spot at a tiki bar. He loved the attention people would come up and give him, he said. Current Legion Commander Richard Jordan said in a letter to the Keynoter that Pele was a hero . who put his life on the line every day he served this country. He wanted for nothing in return for this duty other than the love and affection of his dog handler, he wrote. The Legion is planning a memorial service for Pele on Oct. 6 at their post, 4115 Overseas Hwy. Its scheduled to begin at noon. KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday,September 28,2013 Before you vote YOU NEED TO KNOWIts NOTillegal to widen the channel.It would take a permit to widen a small section of Cut B in the Main Channel by 150 feet, but its not illegal. For comparison, Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary permits are also needed to fish, build a dock or enjoy a day of watersports. The sanctuary has very strict reg ulations about what can be done and what is required for a permit. But, widening the channel is not illegal. You also need to know that the proposed widening is in a small section of the channel that is FOUR MILES from the reef.No local tax dollars will fund the study.The feasibility study is estimated to cost $3 million. Of that, $750,000 is local responsibility and the Greater Key West Chamb er of Commerce Political Action Committee has pledged to raise the funds privately. The state and federal governments will fund the remainder of the cost.$23 million grows a lot of coral.In 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Reconnaissance Report said thats what would be spent protecting and preser ving the environment if we were to decide to widen the channel. No work in the marine sanctuary would be done without an extensive environmental imp act study and millions of dollars in mitigation. Our eco-system can benefit from this process. And navigational safety through the cut and in to the harbor will improve.The referendum is NOTa decision on channel widening.This is a study. Not a decision. Opponents of channel widening many of whom also dont like our tourists no matter how they g et here have tried to make this a referendum on channel widening. It is not. If voters say YES to the study, the City Commission will requ est that the Army Corps conduct a feasibility study that will tell us three things: (1) What would happen environmentally and economically if the channel were widened? (2) What mitigation is needed to protect the environment if the channel were widened? (3) What would happen environmentally and economically if we did nothing?We need this fact-finding forfuture decisions.Environment. Economy. Quality of Life. Safety.Pd.Pol.Ad. paid for by the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee 510 Greene St., Key West, FL33040 OPEN HOUSE423 Harbor Drive,Duck Key Saturday,September 28 1:00 to 4:00 Come for the view!Hosted by Elaine Zimmerman (305) 360-0806 Listed by Debra Grill (305) 481-0971 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Celebrating Women in Business Put yourBusiness in the Spotlight! Only $56.00 Yourbusiness card here orprovide us with yourphoto and ad copy and well create the card foryou. Actual size of ad KEYS WIDE COVERAGEPublications: Florida Keys Keynoter Key West Keynoter Saturday, October19th The Reporter Friday, October18th also on ourWebsite atNational Women in Business Week October21st 25thDeadline: Monday, October14th at 5:00 PM305-743-5551 firstname.lastname@example.org Warriorgets a Legion memorialBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Pelewas decorated military veteran.Cyclist identified in U.S. 1 fatalAnorthbound motorcycle crashed into a Key Largo guardrail before dawn Monday, killing the 18-yearold operator. Phanupong Halak was riding the Kawasaki motorcyle when he lost control and struck the east guardrail along U.S. 1 near mile marker 106, at the curve toward the mainland, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.Halak, believed to be a Palm Beach County resident, apparently died at the scene after being thrown onto the highway.The year 2000 motorcycle bounced off the guardrail and skidded across the norhtbound lanes, over the median and across the southbound lanes before winding up in a roadside ditch, according to an FHPreport.Contrary to earlier reports, no other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash at 4:41 a.m. Halak was listed as the 15th traffic fatality south of Florida City so far this year, the FHPreport says.UPPER KEYS
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 28,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL|(305) 289-2038 HOT! HOT! NEW! Coastal Furniture Lamps Artwork Accessories Quite a haul The one-day Key Largo Lionfish Derby,now in its fourth year,brought in 707 of the invasive reef fish.Top haul by one boat:192 lionfish.Story 8B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Allen knocking on 50-yard speed recordTwenty-two forty-eight, Key West High assistant swim coach Judd Wise hollered over to Conch senior Derrick Allen, after Allen finished first in the 50-yard freestyle race at Wednesdays meet with Monsignor Pace.Yow! Allen responded, before lifting himself from lane four of the Florida Keys Community College pool.Allen, who won the race by five seconds in a personalbest time, continued to close in on the schools 50 free record of 22.2 seconds held by Luke Knight. At 22:48, Allen is less than three-tenths of a second away.I felt really fast for some reason, said Allen, who hadnt been in the pool for four days because of a fever and sore throat. I kept my legs up before I made my turn so I had less water to pass through when I made my flip. On the way back, I felt phenomenal. Dude, teammate Chris Bujak interjected, when you get the record, Im going to cry. Allen who also won the 100 free and Bujak helped the Conch boys team to a 114-54 victory, its third victory in four dual meets. Other individual winnersConch boys and girls best rival Monsignor PaceBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SWIMMING Lady Canes sweep ConchsAn 11-point serving string by Coral Shores to start the match set the tone for Thursdays three-game sweep of local rival Key West High School. The Lady Canes moved to 7-5 with the 25-8, 25-21, 25-11 final over the luckless Lady Conchs (0-12). Coral Shores sophomore Melissa Helphrey delivered a half-dozen aces in her opening salvo of serves. The Canes substituted freely in the second game, and the Conchs found themselves with a rare 21-15 lead. Then Cane senior Ellie Leopold took the serve and Coral Shores scored the next 10 points for the win.Even from the beginning of the season, this team has jelled, said team captain Leopold, who also connected on 18 kill shots. But the more weve played, the bone on the court has gotten stronger.We should have capitalized in the second game but we let them make a big run, Key West coach Kim Butler said. We got down 10 points at the start. You cant do that.Team captain makes 14 kill shotsVOLLEYBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Derrick Allen exults after swimming the 50-yard freestyle in 22.48 seconds Wednesday.See Conchs,2B Key West freshman Natalie Hepworth (right) makes a set as Coral Shores players Amberlyn Casas (left) and Michala Laufle move to cover the net in Thursdays win by the Hurricanes.Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Young swimmers top WestminsterMiddle-school swimmers stole the show Wednesday at a Marathon High School meet against Westminster Christian School and Doral Academy in Miami. The Dolphins middle school girls team of 10 swimmers bested host Westminster, 65-49, and narrowly lost to Doral, 61-53. Eighth-grader Ariana Patterson was the lone Dolphins swimmer to win an event at the meet. She took first in the 50-yard breaststroke event in 43.35 seconds. The high school teams, meanwhile, were beaten handily by the Warriors and Firebirds. The Dolphin boys lost to Doral, 97-35, and Westminster, 91-39, while the girls team was beaten 96-44 and 94-46 by the two squads. The middle school girls are doing well because theyll swim any event. The high school girls are set in their events and we have a lot of empty lanes, coach Sarah Maschal said. In addition, Maschal said senior Abi Connell would miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. She was a key cog in the Dolphinsrelay teams that will have to be filled by another swimmer. The team was slated to travel Thursday to the threeday Stuart Invitational meet at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart. Its open to any high school in Florida.Middle school girls post 65-49 victory By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SWIMMINGDolphins post win in five-team meetThe Marathon High School boys cross-country team won for the second time in as many weeks on Tuesday, placing five runners in the top 10 overall of a fiveteam meet hosted by Divine Savior Academy in Doral. The boys scored 33 points, besting Divine Saviors 78 by 45 points. Riviera Prep took third with 88 points, while Archimedean Academy and Island Christian School did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score. Cross-country scores are tallied by adding the place of each teams top five overall finishers together. Anthony Garcia was the top Dolphins finisher in 20:46, while Aydan Child took second in 22:15, Joel Zaila was sixth (23:06), Truman Berger was ninth (24:25) and Jake Coldren 10th (24:38). The weather really affected times, but Anthony and Aydan still ran an excellent race, coach Jim Murphy said. The girls ran through aGarcia top finisher at 20:46By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON CROSS COUNTRYApplebys heroics not enough to salvage winBefore the Key West High volleyball team lostThursdayat Coral Shores, the Conchs fell in another district matchon Tuesday. It was pretty much Ryann Appleby against the whole Florida Christian squad at the Bobby Menendez Gym. There was Appleby, a Key West High senior, digging balls from the back line, scoring with kill shots and serves and, most impressively, blocking a ton of shots from the Florida Christian hard hitters. Still, the Patriots won the District 16-4Amatch, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19.The defeat dropped the Conchs to 0-12 overall in matches and 0-5 in the district. It was Key Wests 26th, 27th and 28th consecutive losses without a win in games.The match began poorly for the indecisive Conchs when the Patriots opened a 12-0 lead in the first game. Appleby then almost singlehandedly got the Conchs back in, pulling them to within 16-14 but that was a close as they got.Lady Conchs lose to Fla. ChristianBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLSee Key West,2BSee Dolphins,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Volleyball,2B
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Canal St. Big Pine Shores were Marcus Brisson (200 free). Bujak (200 individual medley), T.J. Carbone (personal-best 5:30 in the 500 free) and Isaiah Green (100 breaststroke). The Key West g irls won, 142-22, to improve to 2-2. They were led by Cubanborn Daniela Filette-Morffi, who won the 50 free and the 100 backstroke. After each victory, she hi g h-fived her mother and reclined in the shade of the g randstand.Other Conchs who finished first were Jadene Olsen (200 free), Mor g an Bentley (200 IM), Kristen Reed (100 butterfly), Brooke Taylor (100 free), Story Ma g idson (500 free) and Ali Griffiths (100 breast in personal-best 1:24).Conch teams won all the relays except the boys 400 free. Key West will swim a g ainst visitin g Barron Collier at 2 p.m. today.Lady Conchs win 142-22From Conchs,1B nasty rain storm and the boys ran throu g h hi g h winds and very wet g rass. Our g oal was to finish and be healthy. The Dolphins were just one runner shy of postin g a team score, which likely would have been g ood enou g h to win the meet.Marathons Elizabeth Kyle took second place overall in 28:56, while Rosalia Parrado took four (30:32), Sheila Corro ninth (35:31) and Sammie Bonilla 15th (40:45). Sammie twisted her ankle, but fou g ht throu g h the pain and finished, Murphy said. The Dolphins next race is not until the Junior Oran g e Bowl Invitational at Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami on Oct. 4.Kyle takes 2nd place overallFrom Dolphins,1B Avictory seemed possible in the second g ame when the Conchs scrambled for a point that cut the Patriots lead to 22-21. But a tip shot by Christina Berndt and two unreturnable serves by Hope Morales closed it out. The Conchs a g ain made it close in the last g ame when two serves by sophomore Sarah Pike cut the Patriots lead to 20-19. Florida Christian then closed out the match with five consecutive points, includin g one each by Veronica Gomez and outside hitter Natalia Tohme. The Conchs will play at Keys Gate at 5 p.m. Thursday.Conchs scramble for points againFrom Key West,1B Photo by BERT BUDDEThe ConchsRyann Appleby goes up for a kill shot against Florida Christian. Home wi n ove r I n te rn atio n alThe Marathon Hi g h School volleyball team split a pair of matches this week a g ainst Westminster Christian and International Studies schools. The Dolphins lost in strai g ht sets Tuesday to the Warriors, a traditionally stron g District 16 opponent, 11-25, 12-25 and 11-25. But the g irls bounced back and dominated an overmatched International Studies squad at home on Thursday, 25-10, 25-15 and 25-19. Coach Carol Miller said Westminster is a powerhouse with a fast and stron g offense, but that the Dolphins competed well in the road match. I was pleased with the level of play at times; block timin g court covera g e, she said. I hope to see a more consistent hi g her level of play like this in the future from these g irls. The g irls delivered that hi g her level on Thursday, handily defeatin g the Ea g les in a match that took well less than an hour. Sophomore Katie Popejoy moved out of the defensive specialist Libero position for this match and played as an outside hitter. She led the team in kills. The Dolphins (7-7) are scheduled to visit Westwood Christian School in Miami on Tuesday before hostin g Greater Miami Academy on Thursday at 6 p.m. Coach pleased by improvements in team playBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALLKey West players like Cheyenne Peppers and Kayla Miskimon stayed active on the court, the coach noted.Wed battle and work hard for a sideout, then miss on the serve, she said. Its a work in pro g ress. The win over the Conchs was Coral Shoressecond strai g ht sweep after losin g three recent matches to District 16-4Apowers.Coral Shores g ot back on the winnin g side with a 25-8, 25-8, 25-14 home win Tuesday over Keys Gate Charter.It was a 100-percent team effort from the first whistle to the last, head coach Andy Thiery said.Leopold made 14 kill shots and joined Brooklyn Irwin to defend Keys Gate attacks. Melissa Helphrey served 14 points in just two g ames, and senior setter Amber Hanson set the table for the hitters, Thiery said.Coral Shores travels to Florida Christian on Tuesday, then plays at home Thursday a g ainst St. Brendan and Friday a g ainst Archbishop Curley. Varsity g ame times are about 5:30 p.m., after the 4 p.m. JV starts.Cross countryIn other prep action:Coral Shores cross-country teams are on the road to Titusville for todays Florida Runners Invitational Meet. The Cane boys took fifth out of 13 teams in the Pine Crest Invitational on Sept. 20. Senior Steven Chadwick finished 11th amon g the 160 runners on the boys side with an 18:55 time for the 5-K course. Also scorin g for the Canes were Jesse Wollan g k (19:46), Rex Zimmerman, Pablo Gonzalez and Ken Stokes. Chloe Stokes (25:19) was the first Lady Cane to finish.Coral Shores swim teams race a g ainst LaSalle in a 4 p.m. Wednesday meet at the Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Lar g o.Island Christians g irls volleyball team travel to Redland Christian Academy for a 4 p.m. Tuesday match, then hosts Marathon Hi g h Schools junior varsity in a 3:30 p.m. Friday match in Islamorada.It was 100 percent team effortFrom Volleyball,1B
Curry Hammock State Park is ground zero today for the Wildlife Fair held in conjunction with the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a host of activities will take place, including music provided by Florida folk singer Grant Livingston, dozens of booths, hands-on kids projects with Home Depots help, even a scavenger hunt. Food will be available as well, burgers and hot dogs for sale to benefit the Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks. Park admission is free for the fair, and entrants can enjoy self-guided kayak expeditions and beach hikes. At 2 p.m. Rafael Galvez will lead a shorebird identification workshop. But thats limited to 20 people and may already be booked. The Sheriffs traveling animal farm will also be in attendance for kids. And later in the day, Elizabeth Moore, NASA Solar System educator, will give a free evening astronomy program. Keys area hospitals, in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, are offering reducedrate mammograms. At Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, the cost for diagnostic mammograms will be $100 from Oct. 1-31. Selfpay patients can get a screening mammogram for $50. Fishermens Community Hospital in Marathon is offering mammograms for $95, which includes the radiologist fee, also during the month of October. Women are encouraged to have a mammogram to screen for early detection of breast cancer. The size of breast cancer and the stage at which it is discovered influences a womans survival, according to health officials. If detected early, the survival rate is 89 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection has a significant impact on treatment and outcomes. At Fishermens, Dr. Suzanne Shepherd notes the Radiology Department is approaching the one-year anniversary of digital mammography services. Since the new equipment was installed in September last year, the department has completed more than 2,000 mammography procedures. Mammograms require a prescription, so patients should see their doctor first before calling the hospitals to make an appointment.To schedule a mammogram at Mariners, call 305-4341588. At Fishermens Community Hospital, the number to call is 305-289-2255.Free health testsLower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Area Education Center will host a free health and wellness event for the Lower Keys 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort on South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. The event will include a lecture on preventing cancer by a specialist in radiation oncology. Free tests and screens available include breast health exams, scoliosis/posture screening, dental/oral health checkups and free HIVand hepatitis testing. Those attending will have the choice of receiving more than $200 worth of free labs, health tests and screens from Lower Keys Medical Center, the Health Education Center, Monroe County Health Department and other health providers. At the end, those attending will have a chance to review their test and screen results with a medical professional, who will make suggestions to help improve health in the coming year. To find out test and screen specifics, call 743-7111.Breast cancer event Acommunity forum, Breast Cancer: Moving from Awareness to Education, is planned for Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the One Island Family Unitarian Universalist congregation, 801 Georgia St., Key West.Health educators and health-care professionals interested in participating on topics related to breast cancer can contact organizer Katharine Doughty at 393-2488.Strides WalkParade Your Pink, a Marathon Strides Walk event, kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with check in at Marathon City Hall, Saturday, Oct. 5. Walkers begin at 8 a.m. with proceeds to help in the fight to end cancer. Organizers are asking for teams and individuals to sign up. Registration is free. Asecond Strides Walk event will be held Oct. 12, starting at 9 a.m., at Higgs Beach in Key West. For more information, call Suzy Curry at 305-743-6437. Saturday,September 28,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com TEAM Labossiere Joins RE/MAX Marathon Vacation Real Estate Knowledge, Experience and Full-Time Professionals 10055 Overseas Highway (MM 52) Marathon, Florida Keys (305) 735-4095 www.MarathonVacationRealEstate.com btnbfrftfff btnfr tf ff !"f#fff$ %&'fft !(fff()tff (ffff nnnn $!f *+++% f"ff&f"f,t---(%!f f.f&$%bff&f*/( !f (f&f'&f(f$%&f ffft&'f$ f&ffffffff (.f&!f'.f&$ ff2f(f"f%& "f'f'"ff&tfft'&fff f2fff$ 3f&4ff&n&!ftff(ffff'f fbf'bf"f&f$ ff&'ff'f&'f &ff"ff'ffff'&f.f&ff$f ff'ff'ft"fbftfffff.f& &$&f"f(&f(bf'ff'ff 'f$r)t%&*' fff&:;-<=,+->;?--$ OCTOBER 10 4:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M. HAWKS CAYRESORT 61 DUCK KEY We invite the community to join in recognizing the good work done by our nonprofit partner agencies who provide critical services to our neighbors and kids in need Keyswide. And come celebrate our United success in building and supporting strong working families, thanks to the dedicated work of our partners and generous contributions from donors this past year. This event is sponsored by: Publix Centennial Bank Hawks Cay Resort Mariners Hospital NOTICE OFSPECIAL MEETING FROM THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARDThe Monroe County PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD invites County residents to a special meeting on Monday, October7, 2013, 6:00 PM at the Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, MM102, Monroe County, Florida regarding the future of Rowells Marina. The purpose of this meeting is to start developing a plan for the use of the property once the purchase is completed. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or at firstname.lastname@example.org ADA ASSIST ANCE If you are a person with a disability, who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1. Published Keynoter 9/28/13 & 10/5/13 LivingIsland Time coming Oct.5Island Time, a food, fun and music-filled evening to support work of the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens, has been scheduled 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Conch Flyer.John Richmond, owner of the Conch Flyer at Key West International Airport, is hosting along with community volunteers and others. The idea arose following $100,000 in funding cuts that hit MARC programs hard, according to Gordon Ross, the marketing manager for MARC. Some of the services affected by the funding cuts which began this summer include supported living, adult day training and medical services. Key West and the Florida Keys have been wonderful MARC supporters for many years said Diana Flenard, MARC executive director. I cannot stress how important our next fundraiser is to us. I would love to see everyone stop by the airport and support this event. MARC clients already are familiar with Key West International Airport and the Conch Flyer. (John) and his staff host a group of our clients once a month at the airport for lunch and some time watching the planes arrive and depart, Ross said. This group of MARC family members love the airport, the airplanes and most of all the attention the Conch Flyer staff gives them each time they visit.The Bubba System band will provide the evenings entertainment, which includes a silent auction.Some of the prizes: a 7 day San Francisco and Sonoma County trip for two with a chauffeured luxury sedan tour of wine country; a New York City shopping spree with two $1,000 gift cards for BergdorfGoodmans, Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdales; or one of next years six biggest sporting events including the Masters Golf Tournament or the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII in New York (with airfare and hotel included).Cheryl Cates has signed on as Honorary Chair for the event. Ive been a MARC fan and supporter for a long time, she said. I love the work they do and Im glad to be able to help them with this fundraiser.Tickets cost $50 and include a full dinner buffet, Ross said. Tables of ten are available for $1,000 donations.Tickets are available at www.keystix.com or stopping by the MARC plant store, 1401 Seminary St. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Ross at 305-294-9526, ext. 25.Conch Flyer hosts evening event 6-10 p.m.KEY WESTConch Flyer restaurant and bar will host Oct.5 Island Time to benefit MARC. Early screening is keyCANCER AWARENESS Wildlife Fair at Curry HammockHands-on kids projects,booths, music,foodMARATHON Folk singer Grant Livingston will perform today at Curry Hammocks Wildlife Fair. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,September 28,2013 Two young stars make this film worth seeingThe Family, rated R, 111 min. Now playing nationwide.The Manzoni family, a mademafia family is forced into the witness protection program after the family patriarch, Giovanni, testifies against the mafia. With a $20 million bounty on his head, the Manzonis are relocated to a small village in Normandy, France, and become the Blake family. Shepherded by their handler, they are supposed to be low-key and blend into the local community. But the old ways are hard to change and the Manzonis/Blakes dont exactly fit in as they soon revert to handling issues the old-fashioned familyway. This action-comedy features the bankable big-name stars Robert DeNiro as Giovanni/Fred, Michelle Pfeiffer as Maggie and Tommy Lee Jones as Stansfield. But its the littleknown stars, Dianna Agron, as Belle, and John DLeo, as Warren, who steal the show. Agron and DLeo play the Manzoni/Blake teenaged children with an unexpected maturity and confidence that will have viewers taking note every time they are on screen. The film strikes an even balance between comedy and action and also makes some biting social commentary along the way. There is plenty of violence, as one would expect in a mafia movie, but the violence doesnt get gruesomely graphic like many other mob-themed films. And ironically, much of the violence adds to the comedic element of the movie and viewers may find themselves wishing they could deal with smug businessmen, balky bureaucrats and pesky plumbers the same way Fred does. And teens will identify with trying to fit in at a new school, no matter where its located. DeNiro has played this criminal character more than a few times and makes it seem easy, maybe too easy, as he never makes Fred/Gio a likeable guy worthy of viewerssympathy. The audience can empathize with him in his dealings with the locals and agent Stansfield but, in the end, Maggie and the kids are the people the audience will care about. Pfeiffer has also played this character before; the gangster moll (Married to the Mob, Scarface), but she doesnt just go through the motions like DeNiro. She brings a warmth and humanness to the role that makes us care for Maggie and root for her survival. Tough yet vulnerable, her spur-of-themoment decision to confess to a local priest leads to a very funny but touching confrontation at the church that perfectly captures the essence of her character. But the real stars of The Family are the two youngsters, Agron and DLeo. Best known for her recurring role as Quinn Fabray in the TVshow Glee and a small role in Burlesque, Agron plays Belle as confident yet fragile, whose selfassured front can give way to adolescent tears and suicidal thoughts in a heartbeat. She is not afraid to assert herself when needed and her use of an old wooden tennis racket on a would-be groper gives new meaning to the term overhead smash.But when the family is threatened, the stress proves almost too much and her emotions get the best of her. She shows a wonderful range of emotions and audiences can expect to see much more of her in the future.DLeo, who had small parts in The Wrestler and Cop Out, is brilliant as cocky Warren, who, even in a foreign land, is always hustling and working the angles. And, like his father, anyone who crosses Warren had better be on their toes. DLeo skillfully makes his character a modern but much more violent version of Ferris Bueller and viewers will be cheering him on. Jones is the biggest disappointment of The Family. His portrayal of Robert Stansfield, the head of the witness protection squad, is wooden, uninteresting and totally unlikeable. Jones has perfected his dead-pan, droll delivery in numerous terrific films like Men in Black and The Fugitive. Unfortunately, in this film, his Robert Stansfield characterization isnt dead-pan, its just dead. One can only hope that the character was written that way and that Jones will be back in form in another film. One note of caution the Fword is sprinkled generously throughout the film and appropriately earns the movie its Rrating. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics have not been kind to this film and the audience rating is not much better. But some found the humor, violence, mobster caricatures and teen angst to be a winning combination. This is a movie that wont appeal to everyone, but The Family is worth seeing if only to see two young stars of the future.FILM Craig Wanous KeysFilm 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 09/27 THURS. 10/3 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)2D: 1:40; 4:05; 6:55; 9:20 3D: 2:05; 4:30; 7:15; 9:40 Prisoners (R)1:00; 4:10; 7:25Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13)2:10; 4:40; 7:05; 9:55 *The Family (R)1:50; 4:25; 7:10; 9:45 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. (*) Fri., Sat. ONLY Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG). 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, and 9:15 p.m. Don Jon (R)1:30, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, and 10:15 p.m. Rush (R).1:10, 4:10, 7:10, and 10:10 p.m. 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. Insidious : Chapter 2 (PG-13): 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 pmTropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Were the Millers (R): 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 8:50 p.m. Lee DanielsThe Butler ( PG-13 ) : 1:30, 4:05, 6:40 and 9:00 p.m The Worlds End (R): 2:00, 4:10, 6:25, 8:40 p.m. Thanks for Sharing (R): 1:45, 4:00, 6:15 p., and 8:30 p.m..Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 The Family (R): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:20 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:20 p.mTavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG). 1:40, 2:05, 4:05, 4:30, 6:55, 7:15. 9:20, and 9:40 p.m. Prisoners (R).1:00, 4:10, and 7:25 p.m. Insidious : Chapter 2 (PG-13): 2:10, 4:40, 7:05 and 9:55 pm The Family (R).1:50, 4:25, 7:10. and 9:45 p.m. Keys Movie Times Dianna Agron ('Glee') steals scenes even when matched with acting veteran Robert DeNiro, who plays her father in 'The Family,' now in nationwide release.Heres yourchance to trod the boardsMarathon Community Theatre will hold open auditions for their upcoming season of plays this weekend. Two-part auditions begin with dance and vocal tryouts starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Script reading auditions begin with registration at 12:30 p.m. both days. Bonnie Greenberg, MCT general manager, said a little experience is nice, even if it was years ago as an elf in an elementary school holiday pageant. But, no previous experience is required. Heres the lineup: Mama Wont Fly, by Jones Hope Wooten. MCT casting six women and two men for a comedy that depicts a race against the clock as Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt pledges to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brothers wedding. Performances scheduled weekends from Nov. 21-Dec. 14. AFew Good Men,by Aaron Sorkin. MCTis casting 14 men and possibly 3 women. This enormously entertaining Broadway hit tells the tale of military lawyers at a court martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy. Performances scheduled weekends from Jan. 16-Feb. 8. to 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. MCTis casting four women, five men for primary roles, and another 6-12 men and women for the ensemble. This show is based on the 1980 hit movie.Performances are scheduled weekends from March 13-April 10. Marrying Terry,by Gregg Olpeka. MCTis casting three women and four men who can look age 35 to 45 on stage for this romantic comedy. Performances are scheduled weekends from May 8-24. Audition packages can be found on the playhouses website atwww.marathon theater.org. MarathonCommunity Theatreis located at mile marker 49.5, Oceanside, around the corner from The Plaza Grill inMarathon. For more information, call MCTbox office at 305743-0994.THEATER MCT holding open auditions Sept. 28-29 A Few Good Men,a courtroom drama by Aaron Sorkin, is among the 201314 theater season offerings at Marathon Community Theatre.
Saturday,September 28,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN 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# 683462 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 17TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 306 of KEY HARBOR, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 1016, at Page 243, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: Sombrero Resort Condominium Association Inc. a/k/a Key Harbor Condominium Association Inc. Plaintiff VS. ERIC NIGUIDULA; CELESTE SENARA Defendants And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000103-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 13th day of September 2013 AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L Marciel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published September 28, 2013 October 5, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 686110 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 complete set of the Bidding 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: email@example.com. Published September 25, 28 2013 Florida Ke y s Ke y noter Ad# 687330 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/16/2013, 09:00 am at 5590 3RD AVENUE KEY WEST, FL 33040, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B7KF26C7RS668934 1994 DODGE 4T1BG28K2XU531074 1999 TOYOTA JT5ST07K0S0027656 1995 TOYOTA LPRSE13Y36A351578 2006 YAMA Published September 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 687431 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/16/2013, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or re j ect an y and/or all bids. jy 1975 TYM01310875 CATAL 1983 FBC99820M83A FLARE 1984 803484 ASPT 1989 1GCBS14EXK8109732 CHEVROLET 1992 1FTJE34H1NHA19396 FORD 1994 1HD4CEM18RY204468 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1999 RFTFB50AWXL000751 MOSKITO 2001 3B7HC13Z51G181345 DODGE 2004 1J4GL48K54W134261 JEEP 2005 KMYSE4B435C004028 DAEL 2007 5GTDN13E978153786 HUMMER 2010 LC2U7A034AC000190 KYMCO Published September 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 689569 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/09/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final 1FMDU34X1SUA09389 1995 FORD 1FMZU32P6XZB73790 1999 FORD JKAKLEA15RA030326 1994 KAWK KL650 Published September 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 689584 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 29, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION (CEI) SERVICES FOR THE CR 905 BIKE LANES PROJECT 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 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 689879 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 30, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: FULL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 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 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 689935 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings South Florida Cultural Consortium Application Workshop Friday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Art in Public Places Committee Meeting RFP #2 Key West International Airport Panel Review Monday, October 7, 3:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Art in Public Places Committee Meeting RFP Conch Key Fire Station #17 Panel Review Tuesday, October 15, 4:00 p.m Marathon Government Center, 2978 Overseas Hwy. 2nd Floor, Marathon Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published September 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 690041 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-67-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OFJOSEPH G. PALMER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joseph G. Palmer deceased, whose date of death was August 26, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 28, 2013. Personal Representative: Gia Carlotta Diehl 377 Guava Ave. Marathon, Florida 33050 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published September 28, October 5, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 690170 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: CA P 11 000054 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, v. BARBARA HACKETT; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BEACON REEF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 16, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. CA P 11 000054 of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 8th day of October, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: UNIT 214, BEACON REEF, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM DATED MARCH 5, 1982 AND RECORDED APRIL 28, 1982 IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 852, PAGE 1805, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARED IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM TO BE APPURTENANT THERETO, TOGETHER WITH ALL APPURTENANCES THERETO; INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT OF EXCLUSIVE USE OF THOSE AREAS, SPACES OR PORTIONS OF COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM, DECLARED IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM TO BE LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE UNIT. Property Address: 83201 OLD HIGHWAY UNIT 214, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Cheryl Alfonso 302 Fleming Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-3423 DATED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA THIS 19th DAY OF August, 2013 Gwen Douglass AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk, CPA CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published September 28, October 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,September 28,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad# 692616 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of FLORIDA KEYS STEAK AND LOBSTER HOUSE located at 3660 Overseas Highway, in the County of Monroe, in the City of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. FLORIDA KEYS LOBSTER HOUSE, INC. Published September 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 692716 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Conch Key Cottages located at 128 E. Shore 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. Conch Key Watersports, Inc. 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No smoking or pets. Yearly lease. $850/mo, includes cable. W/D facilities available. References. required. 305-600-7705 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 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 1BR apt in home, for mature woman. $1,000/mo includes utilities. Call 305-684-0033 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 WORKS 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. 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Saturday,September 28,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 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 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.CARPENTER WANTED Must have valid Drivers License with dependable transportation. Please fax resume to 305-852-3062 or call between 2-4. 852-3002EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. MECHANIC For small engines. Some exp. helpful. F/T, long term employment for the right person. 305-852-0600, Islamorada Monroe County Schools AC/Refrigeration Mechanic needed for upper keys area. Great benefits, paid vac., holidays and sick time. Contact Jeff Barrow, 305-360-1424. firstname.lastname@example.org 199716SILVERKING FLATSBOAT Yamaha115hp, 2baitwells,custompoling platformw/Stiffypushpole, spareprop,trimtabs,Garmin GPS,customdecklights,float onaluminumtrailer,Key Largo.$9,000305-796-7735 19 PROLINE FLATS BOAT Loaded w/ extras, new trailer. Well maintained, $8000 O.B.O. Located in Sugarloaf Key. Call Jim @ (810) 523-4987 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 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,September 28,2013 Experience the Best Bay Boats for Your Family, Available Today at Caribee and Yamaha for your bay and nearshore needs Expect the Best! BOAT SALES AND MARINA BOAT SALES AND MARINACaribee CaribeeVisit us: Mile Marker 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.664.3431www.caribeeboats.com LibtinsTop Shelf Liquor -$5.00 | Muddled Margaritas-$3.50 Premium Bottled Beer-$3.75 | Domestic Bottled Beer$2.75 Well Drinks & Copper Ridge Wine by the Glass$2.50 Premium Draft$3.25 | Domestic Draft$2.25FTwin Conch Sliders $5.95 Wahoo Wings$.50 @ (min 6) Fiesta Key Fried Pickles $2.95Dollar Oysters $1 @ (min 6)Open 7 days a week with The BEST Ocean View for lunch & Dinner! MM 83.5 in Islamorada 305-664-9888 The BEST Happy Hour in Town! 4 7 PM Monday Friday LIVEENTERTAINMENT Fridays 7-10 p.m. The mojarra were being threatened from every corner of the Marvin Adams Waterway in Key Largo. The jack crevalle were responsible for the main assault followed by mangrove snapper, snook, speckled sea trout and tarpon. Blue herons, egrets, pelicans and osprey were over the top, grabbing baitfish closest to the top. As the bait school flowed into my boat basin and up the boat ramp, the entire assault hit a stall with nowhere to go. I scooped the mojarra into a waiting bait pen amidst the chaos. Before long the bait was made and I could relax and watch the natural mayhem. Theres something that stirs deep within ones self as the reckless abandon of a feeding frenzy takes over. Carnal for sure. That was a rare moment of catching live bait simply by standing knee deep in the cut as the live bait was cornered between my knees, never to happen again. Most live bait gathering comes with its difficulties. Further into the story we filled the live wells the next day with the fresh caught live mojarra to use on our offshore charter. The live and shiny sand perch were responsible for multiple mutton snapper and large African pompano caught that day. We continued to feed and season the baits for the next few weeks until they were used up. It was the first time we had ever used live mojarra for bait. Dead mojarra is common in chumming for tarpon, but using them live was unheard of. They worked well. Live bait is a staple for flats skiffs, light tackle boats and offshore sportfish vessels throughout the Florida Keys. The extra advantages well outweigh the effort when trying to please your clients with bent rods. Finicky dolphin will light up when a live-y is pitched in his direction after no results with dead bait. Blackfin tuna will congregate behind a boat that is simulating a bait ball by pitching live pilchards. Every once in a while the educated captain may bounce one off of the motor cowling to force a dizzy twirl into a squealing drag. Agoggle eye dangling from a kite spends more time in the zone than a rigged ballyhoo being trolled. Sailfish cant help but notice. October is a great month to locate and utilize live bait. Here are some suggestions to aid in the gathering.PinfishHook and line is best but time consuming. Deploy a fine mesh chum bag with a frozen block of chum. Two small gold #10-12 weighted with an ounce or less of weight will work baited with very small pieces of squid or shrimp. Shrimp is more effective, but squid stays on the hook better. Try not to handle the pinfish. Use a small dehooker. Pinfish are just as the name suggests, prickly. The overall health and longevity of the bait is enhanced also by not handling. Traps set at the edge of a grass flat from 3-10 feet deep is the easiest. Bait the trap with a chum block or a fish carcass. Leaving the trap as obscure and out of the way as possible will keep the trap fairy from coming to visit you. It always ruins your day when the trap has evaporated. Check often and pull out of the water when not in use. Cast netting while chumming a grass flat. At the edge of a channel you will find places where turtle grass holds schools of pinfish. On a calm day you can see them flash in the sunlight. Drop a fine mesh chum bag with a frozen block of chum slightly up current of the pinfish. Shake the bag to make a large dusting of chum. As the pinfish rise to the surface, throw the net. Make sure you release all the undersized gamefish that are included.PilchardsPelicans are the key here. Look for diving pelicans on shallow flats or up against the beach. If you notice seagulls stealing bait from the pelicans beak after they resurface move on. The bait is probably glass minnows. If the pelican is seagull free and takes a dive with success you may have hit the mark. Grab the cast net, mount the bow as your capable captain moves you closer to the action. Once you see the flipping of the pilchards or the shining of the pilchards, whip the net. Be quick here, hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true as you retrieve the net. No bait.Goggle eyesDrifting hawk channel at night with the spreader lights on will attract the gogs. Small Sabiki rigs with 1/2 ounce weights work well. This is also a time to use a de-hooking tool avoiding contact with the baitfish. At $150 a dozen or more during sailfish season, this is the most gratifying. Justification comes easy.BallyhooCastnetting is best. Ballyhoo are pretty much found anywhere in the Keys. The reef is where we find the blue-backed ballyhoo, our favorite. Ballyhoo bait sprays, cero mackerel skyrocketing or chumming are some ways to find the schools. Drag your chum bag through the school and anchor up current. As they slowly gain confidence and come closer to the transom you can cover them with your cast net. Many times they have been educated so a small float and baited gold hook may be used. Time consuming for sure but the quality of bait is better. Use a dehooker here too.Blue runnersSabiki rigs and small jigs are best. Blue runners can be found over the reefs and wreck, channel markers, buoys and under sargassum weed. They may show up at anytime in your chum slick too. Work a heavier weight (1 oz. or more) with the Sabiki rigs. Blue runners react well to speedy hooks. Using a de-hooking tool is suggested just because of the damage they will cause to your hand. I feel no guilt when they get eaten, you wont either after they prick you. On rare occasions you may be able to cast net them as they migrate. The smaller ones are deadly for dolphin and the bigger ones for amberjack. There are a few more live baitfish we use on our charter boats that arent mentioned, but you get the picture. Making bait in the Florida Keys not only adds to the success of your trip but also allows more time on the water. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Tips on best ways to fill your live wellMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact: Live bait is a staple for flats skiffs,light tackle boats and offshore sportfish vessels throughout the Florida Keys. Live bait gives anglers an edgeCapt.Seth Hopp of FishMonster Charters cast netting bait offshore of Key West. D i v ers la n d 7 0 7 lio nf is hThe Key Largo Lionfish Derby, now in its fourth year, landed 707 lionfish during the one-day event hosted by Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF). Key Largos Chris Rose, who captained team Her Lion Eyes, took first place by removing 192 lionfish in waters off John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. That represented more than one-fourth of the haul by the nearly 100 divers who took part. His team won the $1,000 top prize. Second and third place for most lionfish caught were to Key Lime Good Time and Full Circle. Teams aboard these boats removed 127 and 93 lionfish, respectively. First place for the largest lionfish caught were to Islamorada Dive Center for a 16.7-inch specimen, which set a new record for Key Largo catch. Lionfish, native to IndoPacific waters, are an invasive species in Florida and cause significant impact to native marine life. Studies have shown the omnivorous reef species eats more than 70 species of native fish and invertebrates and their high rate of reproduction makes them a threat to habitat. The Fourth Annual Key Largo Lionfish Derby, held Sept. 14, was made possible with sponsorships by the Ocean Reef Conservation Association, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Divers Direct, and Zookeeper. For complete results, visit www.REEF.org/lion fish .At 4th Annual KL Lionfish Derby eventKEY LARGOPart of the haul of 707 lionfish caught during a one-day tournament held in Key Largo.