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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 2,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.79 25 CENTS Blessing of the animalsSunday,two Keys churches pay homage to St.Francis of Assisi with blessings of the animals.Story, 4B A new visionPlans for massive redevelopment on Stock Island are starting to come together.Story, 3A Cates,Weekley re-electedTwo incumbents to the Key West City Commission sailed to re-election Tuesday while the three-way race for the Utility Board of Key West Group 3 seat will go to a Nov. 5 run-off. Two-term incumbent Mayor Craig Cates beat out Margaret Romero in a redux of the 2011 mayoral election by 3,276 votes (54.13 percent) to 2,776 votes (45.87 percent). Catesplatform focused mainly on addressing issues related to the citys homeless situation. There are some tough issues right now with the homeless situation, he said. Were going to move on to the next issue. I push what I believe in.Romero, who fancies herself a city watchdog and is a retired IBM executive, said, Im not going away, folks. Ill be at the next commission meeting. I think what played into it was the homeless issue.For the District 1 City Commission seat, 24-year elected official Jimmy Weekley beat out another city watchdog, local activist Tom Milone, by a vote of 942 (77.4 percent) to 275 votes (22.6 percent). Weekley, a former mayor, said he looks forward to serving the public as the commissioner for Old Town, the citys main tourist hub.He said he will address numerous quality-of-life issues including residential parking programs in Old Town.Milone said, Ill continue to remain involved.The contested Group 3 Utility Board seat will go to a Nov. 5 runoff between the top two vote-getters, Timothy Root and Vidal (he goes by one name), because none of the three candidates received 50 percent plus one vote.Root, a contractor, earned 2,391 votes (40.12 percent) to Vidals 1,821 (30.55 percent) while Cates, a Realtor and wife of Mayor Cates, got 1,748 (29.33 percent).The city is normalizing its election schedule from odd-numbered to even-numbered years to conform to the county, state and federal timelines. That means Mayor Cates, who would normally hold a twoyear term, will serve just one year and the seat will be up for re-election in 2014.For city commissioner and Utility Board members who normally serve fouryear terms, that will go down to three years for one time, setting the stage for another election in 2016, which will then return commission and Utility Board terms to four years, and the mayoral seat to two years.Both incumbents easily outdistance their opponents from 2 years ago ELECTION 2013By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comFIRE DISPLACES RESIDENT VISITS ON HOLDDredge study easily fails by huge marginThe city of Key West will not seek to pursue a study of how widening its main shipping channel in Key West Harbor to accommodate larger cruise ships would affect the citys economy and environment. At stake was a $3 million study that would have been performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers if the Corps agreed to do it analyzing broad economic and environmental impacts of the proposed dredging. There were 4,531 (73.54 percent) of voters saying no to requesting the study as opposed to 1,630 (26.46) who voted to ask the Corps for the study, Proponents, primarily the Key West Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated political action committee, had couched a study as just that, a factual analysis, not a decision on whether to actually commence with the projected $35 million dredging.Chamber PAC spokeswoman Jennifer Hulse said the referendum is binding only on the current Key West City Commission and wont go away with the election results.Its a little disappointing, she said of the results. I certainly expected a lot closer vote.Jolly Benson, a spokesman for the anti-dredging Key West Committee for Responsible Tourism, said his next step is to keep up the pressure.Were going to make sure we dont have an issue that ever divides us like this again, he said. We stuck together and we didnt sell out to any special interests.Eric Bush, the Corpschief of planning policy for the Jacksonville district, earlier this month told a standingroom-only forum crowd at the Tropic Cinema that an initial 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 sanctuary would have to permit any dredging, but it doesnt have a permit category for that activity. To create a mechanism to allow dredging, Congress would have to change the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act, passed into law on Nov. 16, 1990. Bush said any action from the Corps would be predicated by a head nod from the sanctuary. Sanctuary officials have not said that would necessarily be forthcoming.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comELECTION 2013Rates likely going through the roofTuesday, the same day virtually all of the federal government closed down because the U.S. House and Senate couldnt agree on a plan to continue paying the governments bills, Keys residents and others were hit with another whammy. Thats the day thousands of Keys property owners started losing federal subsidies for their flood insurance policies meaning skyrocketing rates are coming and, as a result, could shock what had been an improving real estate market. There are 11,896 properties in Monroe County affected, according to the Miami Herald. The breakdown:Unincorporated Monroe, 5,391.Key West, 3,453.Marathon, 1,446.Islamorada, 887.Key Colony Beach, 678.Layton, 41. The reason: The 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act that took effect Tuesday. The law eliminates subsidized rates from the Federal Emergency Management Agencys National Flood Insurance Program, which almost every Keys homeowner with a mortgage depends on for affordable coverage. Owners of second homes and pre-FIRM houses will bear the largest burden toNew law takes effect,ending fed subsidiesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFLOOD INSURANCEFirm threatens $420K weekly fineIslamorada officials hit back this week against the company constructing the villages $98 million wastewater treatment system the company that three weeks ago threatened hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties against the village for various issues holding up the project.The notice of delay letter sent out by Reynolds Water Islamorada on Sept. 12 was detailed by The Reporter before several village elected officials said they knew about it and the fines threatened in the document.Reynolds threatened financial penalties of up to $15,000 a day if four specific concerns were not remedied by Tuesday. That would mean $60,000 per day per concern or $420,000 a week. But the village responded with a Sept. 30 letter detailing why it disagrees with each of the claims made by Reynolds. Reynoldsclaims for delays are denied as invalid and improper under the terms of the [design, build and operate] agreement and for the reasons detailed in this letter, Village Manager Ed Koconis wrote Monday to Mark Accetturo, president of Reynolds Water Islamorada, which is a company set upBut manager says company way off baseBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com ISLAMORADA CATES WEEKLEY An earlymorning fire on 27th Street in Marathon on Tuesday destroyed a residential trailer.The person who lived there got out safely. Marathon Fire Rescue extinguished the blaze and the Keys Red Cross helped the displaced resident. Story, 2APhoto courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICESee Village,2ASee Flood,3A This is Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park about 70 miles from Key West which closes Thursday as part of the federal government shutdown due to the government running out of money.Story, 6A
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,October 2,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8679 THURS.8879 FRI.8979 SAT.8979 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thundestorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSState wants input on mooring programThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants feedback from cruising boaters, local boaters and other residents in evaluating the states anchoring and mooring pilot program and related ordinances. The FWC has posted a brief online survey to accept feedback. It should take about five to 10 minutes to complete and will be available to the public through Oct. 7. The Florida Legislature established the anchoring and mooring pilot program in 2009. The intent was to explore potential options for regulating the anchoring or mooring of non-liveaboard vessels outside marked boundaries of public mooring fields throughout the state. Key West and Marathon, in conjunction with Monroe County, are among the sites in the pilot program. Ordinances enacted under authority of the pilot program will expire on July 1, 2014, and will be inoperative and unenforceable thereafter unless re-enacted by the Legislature. To access the survey and for more information, go to www.myfwc.com/boating locally by Layne Christensen of Woodlands, Texas. One project being delayed is the installation of sewer pipes in the Venetian Shores subdivision. The project is held up by an ongoing lawsuit filed in 2010 by resident Jim Bellizzi, who says all of the neighborhood roads are private. The village does not want to dig up the streets until the legal issue is resolved.Koconis said this week that hes aware that Reynolds is concerned about the issues surrounding the delays, but is surprised by the financial threats made by the company in the letter. Well, we were aware that things like Venetian Shores were no secret, he said. Things like the daily charges and fines, yes, I was not expecting that. Reynolds said similar penalties would also be levied for every day a portion of the Middle Plantation Key collection system is delayed because the Florida Department of Transportation has not issued permits, for every day work is delayed on the Middle Plantation Key pump stations because village planners have not approved building permits, and for every day easement acquisition on private roads is delayed.Koconis disputes specific claims made in the Reynolds letter. For instance, according to the villages contract with Reynolds, financial penalties should not kick in for the Venetian Shores delays until March 27, 2014, not Tuesday, Koconis said. Were simply going through the contract and documents and pointing out facts that are in there, and they didnt do that, Koconis said.Wesley Self, Reynolds design, build and operate program manager, said this week that the Sept. 12 letter, which he authored, was not intended to be adversarial. He said he has seen Koconisresponse and plans to meet village staff early next week. Until then, Self declined to discuss the specifics of Koconisletter. Ill have a better response later. Well sit down face to face to see that it gets resolved. Several council members at their meeting last Thursday lamented that they were not happy that they read about the letter in the press before they knew about it. Mayor Ken Philipson blasted village staff for not circulating the letter to council members so the press gets the right information and we dont look stupid. But Koconis said all council members were sent the letter on Sept. 13. The original story on the letter was published on Sept. 20.Firm: Not adversarialFrom Village,1ARental scammergets two yearsVacation-rental scammer John D. Williams ends his extended stay in the Monroe County jail in about a week after pleading guilty to two charges Tuesday on Plantation Key. Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia sentenced Williams to two years in custody but credited him with the 722 days that Williams has spent in county custody since his October 2011 arrest toward that felony sentence. Williams, 54, also was handed 28 years of probation, which could be shortened if he repays about $59,000 to defrauded vacationers and homeowners.You blemished this community a community that relies on tourism, Garcia told the handcuffed Williams, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit as he sat in the jury box at the Plantation Key courthouse.Williams also blemished the work of legitimate rental agents, Garcia said. After facing a stack of more than 200 charges at one point, Williams accepted a negotiated guilty plea to a consolidated count of conspiracy to defraud, amounting to more than $50,000. He also pleaded to a count of fraudulently using the identification and license number of another realestate agent to create corporations and online vacationrental websites.Assistant State Attorney Demetrios Efstratiou said virtually all families and individuals defrauded by Williams about 20 in total agreed to the plea and sentence.Efstratiou read a victims letter into the record. While you were stealing whatever you could from us, we were working, she wrote. We are not faceless.... We worked all year for 10 days of vacation and you stole that.Defense attorney Nick Mulick told Garcia that Williams formerly was a good and reputable Upper Keys realty professional who suffered from what a lot of brokers did during the real-estate crash. He understands the significance of what hes done, Mulick said. He literally has nothing to his name but the clothes on his back.Williams briefly answered Garcias questions about his understanding of the plea but declined to make a statement.Stripped of his real-estate license, Williams will move to Southwest Florida to live with his aging mother and seek work while on probation.I dont think he got off lightly by any means, Mulick said later, noting the long period of pretrial custody with no bond allowed. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .But already, hes served most of thatIN THE COURTS WILLIAMSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comACAnavigators scarce for nowFlorida Keys residents seeking health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Acts online marketplace found the system clogged or crashed in Tuesdays unveiling. Staff at the Womankind medical office in Key West one of the few operating navigator hosts for the online exchanges found themselves answering questions not only from the Lower Keys, but from as far as Orlando.Our phone has been ringing off the hook because there are so few navigators anywhere right now, said Womankind Executive Director Kim Romano.Government agency workers have been referring callers to Womankind, although the person who will serve as an exchange navigator or enrollment assister has not yet arrived. Basically, navigators are designated to explain options under the new law. Romano said Womankind is explaining the situation and taking contact information for callbacks. Our whole mission is help people access health care. For many people, this is the first opportunity theyve had in their lives to get health insurance, Romano said. Everybody has been very gracious and appreciative, Romano said. No ones been upset that they didnt get an answer today. Its a big learning curve for everybody, and Im just happy that its going to happen, she said. The fact that the system crashed shows how great the need is, here in the Keys and across the country. Community Health of South Florida, a nonprofit organization that operates a Marathon clinic and eight others in Miami and south Miami-Dade County, is training three assisters who will work in the Keys to help residents enroll in the online marketplace. Navigators and assisters generally perform the same service but there are some differences in functions and the source of their salaries. Theyre in the background-check and training process now, said Community Health spokeswoman Tiffani Helberg. Community Health is hiring 19 assisters for its coverage area. When the assisters are ready, one will work from the Womankind office in Key West, and another in Community Healths Marathon clinic. The third will be assigned to Key Largo, but a location was not available at press time. No one has to go crazy over this right now, Romano said. The enrollment period for health insurance offered through the online exchanges is open through Dec. 15 for policies that take effect Jan. 1. Anew sign-up period will open in early 2014. The Womankind contact number for its assister program is (305) 320-0612. For information on the Affordable Care Act and the online exchanges, go to www.healthcare.gov .Theyre charged with educating on health lawAFFORDABLE CARE ACT Fire destroys mans trailerAn 83-year-old Marathon man was left without a home Tuesday when his 27th Street trailer caught fire just before 8 a.m.Marathon Fire Rescue Chief John Johnson said William Gauger was reportedly taking his garbage outside when he noticed the fire and called police. We got the call around 8 a.m. The building was fully involved and the crews made a good knockdown and protected structures on both sides, Johnson said.Gauger and two neighbors were not injured, but were transported to Fishermens Community Hospital for precautionary examination. Johnson said one of the three had asthma and had inhaled smoke during the fire.Johnson said the State Fire Marshals Office is investigating the case but no foul play is initially suspected. Its not believed to be arson at this time, he said. Im sure its going to come back accidental.According to Monroe County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin, deputies Mark Martin and Brad Colen responded to the fire at 7:45 a.m. and removed Gauger and the two neighbors from the area. Firefighters ran roughly 1,300 feet of hose from the closest hydrant at 28th Street and U.S. 1 to Gaugers trailer, but Johnson said the trailer is considered a total loss.J.B. Hunt, a regional advancement officer for the American Red Cross of Miami and the Florida Keys, said Gauger lived alone and lost everything.She said Gauger spent Tuesday attempting to get in touch with family members.We are providing him with a place to sleep, and food and clothes, she said.83-year-old now homeless from blazeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgTwo plead guilty to illegal marine salesTwo former executives of the Idaho Aquarium entered guilty pleas Sept. 24 arranging the illegal sale of live sharks from Florida Keys waters. The conspiracy case against Ammon Covino, 39, and Christopher Conk, 40, spawned news stories in four states. Covino and Conk were scheduled to begin trial Monday at the federal courthouse in Key West. Instead, they submitted plea agreements reached earlier this month with prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer. Covino is former president of the Idaho Aquarium in Boise, and Conk was listed as secretary. Both entered pleas to conspiracy to illegally obtain three spotted eagle rays and two lemon sharks harvested from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Both species are fully protected from harvest under Florida law and require federal permits to possess.Other counts were dropped as part of the agreement.While the maximum sentence on the conspiracy count could be five years in prison and $250,000 in fines, federal sentencing guidelines recommended by prosecutors indicate Covino could serve from 10 to 16 months. Conk, who pleaded guilty in a separate 2011 case of shipping protected coral species overseas without proper permits, potentially faces a longer sentence of 18 months since he was already on federal probation. However, prosecutors noted that Conk has provided substantial assistance since his arrest. Conk also forfeits his Ford F-250 truck, used to carry the sharks and rays from the Boise airport. At the scheduled Dec. 3 sentencing in Key West, U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez could impose stricter or more lenient sentences.Current directors of the Idaho Aquarium, founded as a nonprofit, also entered a corporate plea of guilty to a conspiracy count for the actions of its former officers. Current corporation president Amanda Davison signed the agreement that pledges to terminate any association with Covino and Conk.Idaho Aquarium will be required to pay $60,000 in federal penalties and fines. The aquarium also must make a $50,000 community service payment to the Mote Marine Laboratory on Summerland Key, through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, for projects that benefit conservation and restoration of marine life and corals throughout the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Florida Keys.Covino and Conch were arrested in February after being indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and illegally purchasing protected marine life.The spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks were captured alive in the Keys by marinelife collectors in mid-2012. The rays sold for $1,250 each, the sharks for $650 each.Covino knew the harvest was illegal but told the collectors to just start doing it because the violations were no big deal, his plea agreement acknowledges. News outlets in Idaho, Oregon and Texas where Covino family members operate or are building display aquariums covered the story. The Portland Aquarium in Oregon has been under fire from former employees who charge the facility suffered an unusually high death count among its fish on display. In his letter, coowner Vince Covino maintained the mortality is not much different from similar aquariums, and that operational problems were corrected. The Austin Aquarium, planned for a December opening in a converted Texas furniture store, was cited for installing water tanks and improperly housing live animals without permits.IN THE COURTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com MAIATICO Lawton E. Maiatico, (AKA Bug) passed away on September 14, 2013 at Legacy House in Ocala, FL. He was born on August 8, 1945 in Jesup, GA. He was a long time resident of Marathon, FL. He retired from Winn Dixie. He is survived by his brother, Tracy Griffis and wife, Cissy; nieces, Sheila, Regina and Brenda; nephews, Robby and Tony; great-niece, Emily and close friends, Richard and Wayne. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL. HIRSCH Gerald Hirsch, age 78, President of Stone Capital, former Board Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Vice Chair of Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Executive Committee (served on the Executive Committee for 13 years), Mariners Hospital Board Member for 14 years and Chairman of the Mariners Hospital Foundation for 10 years; beloved husband of the late Elaine, nee Stone; loving father of Allan (Beth) Hirsch and Penny (George) Facchini; adored Poppou of Elizabeth, Alexia, Marc, Renee, Alana, Arianna and Allan, Jr.; abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ September 30th, 12 Noon at The Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.). Interment Memorial Park, Skokie. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mariners Hospital Foundation, 91500 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. Info The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Director, www.goldmanfuneralgroup. com (847) 478-1600. MAIATICO Lawton E. Maiatico, (AKA Bug) passed away on September 14, 2013 at Legacy House in Ocala, FL. He was born on August 8, 1945 in Jesup, GA. He was a long time resident of Marathon, FL. He retired from Winn Dixie. He is survived by his brother, Tracy Griffis and wife, Cissy; nieces, Sheila, Regina and Brenda; nephews, Robby and Tony; great-niece, Emily and close friends, Richard and Wayne. Arrangements are under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL. HIRSCH Gerald Hirsch, age 78, President of Stone Capital, former Board Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Vice Chair of Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Executive Committee (served on the Executive Committee for 13 years), Mariners Hospital Board Member for 14 years and Chairman of the Mariners Hospital Foundation for 10 years; beloved husband of the late Elaine, nee Stone; loving father of Allan (Beth) Hirsch and Penny (George) Facchini; adored Poppou of Elizabeth, L MNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-= Alexia, Marc, Renee, Alana, Arianna and Allan, Jr.; cherished brother of Fritzie (Hal) Goldberg; dear brother-in-law Thomas H. (Donna) Stone. Jerry will be missed by all his dear friends. Services were held Monday, September 30th, 12 Noon at The Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.). Interment Memorial Park, Skokie. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mariners Hospital Foundation, 91500 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. Info The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Director, www.goldmanfuneralgroup. com ( 847 ) 478-1600.
Plans to hire an outside firm to audit the $38 million reconstruction of Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West are progressing with input from the Monroe County School Districts advisory Audit and Finance Committee.Last week, the five-member panel met at Marathon High School to review five responses to a request for proposals to perform the audit and is working on setting a date to bring in the top three ranked firms of five applicants for detailed interviews.From there, the Audit and Finance Committee will make a recommendation for the School Boards approval. The details of the five bids are still confidential, as a decision has not yet been made, Superintendent Mark Porter said.But audit committee member Stuart Kessler said that all but one of the responding firms bid around $50,000.Steve Pribramsky, a certified public accountant and forensic auditor who formerly served on the School Board in District 1, bid $98,000, according to Kessler the highest by a long shot. And with no experience performing post-construction audits, Kessler said Pribramskys firm is ranked fifth of the five.The firms that will be invited back for interviews are Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC, with offices throughout the Southeast; McGladrey LLPof Fort Lauderdale; and Bishop, Rosasco and Co. of Marathon. Harvey, Convington and Thomas of South Florida LLC was the other responding firm.Pribramsky previously completed whats called an attestation related to the threeyear rebuild and didnt find any discrepancies with contractor Coastal Constructions record-keeping but rather with the School Districts lack of oversight and construction management.Halfway through construction, part of the school complex had to be redesigned to conform with Key West height regulations. Similarly, a foundation survey overlooked unsuitable soil that had to be trucked out and replaced with new fill costing some $300,000. Board members have described the pending audit as providing data that would support any future litigation to recoup construction costs.The Audit and Finance Committee meets next on Oct. 14 at Marathon High School.Struggling with how to address chronic homelessness in the Southernmost City, the Key West City Commission tonight will consider three separate but related items that speak to the issue.Mayor Craig Cates has been pushing for nearly two years to replace the citys Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter next to the Sheriffs Office on Stock Island with a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week homeless service center at the former Easter Seals building, owned by the city, on College Road.KOTS is also on College Road but on property owned by the Sheriffs Office and next to the Sunset Marina condos.The condos homeowners association has fought for two years via a lawsuit to get the city to shut down KOTS, which Sunset Marina attorneys contend was built in violation of local, state and federal building codes. Tonight, the commission is expected to vote on a settlement that, in exchange for dropping the suit, ties the city to a two-and-a-half-year timeframe to close KOTS. From the settlement, the homeowners association shall not oppose relocation of the homeless shelter to the Easter Seals property. But just because that groups opposition could end, Catescolleagues on the commission arent too keen on the Easter Seals concept.To that end, Commissioner Billy Wardlow is sponsoring a resolution on tonights meeting agenda that would direct city staff to stop all work on a move to Easter Seals.And Commissioner Jimmy Weekley is requesting, also via resolution, that City Manager Bob Vitas schedule in January a homeless summit involving the commission, the social-service umbrella organization Monroe County Continuum of Care, and other stakeholders, including representatives from Monroe County government and the Sheriffs Office.Its all up in the air right now, Vitas said.Road pavingAlso up for approval at tonights meeting, set to begin at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street, is a $1.3 million expenditure for paving projects in the 2013-14 fiscal year, which began Tuesday.Projects scheduled for the coming 12-month period are Eisenhower Drive between Palm and Truman avenues; Simonton Street from Simonton Street Beach to Eaton Street; Duck Avenue between 16th and 19th streets; Duck Avenue between 20th and South Roosevelt Boulevard; 5th Street between North Roosevelt and Flagler Avenue; Dennis Street between Blanche and Venetia streets; and Front Street between Simonton and Duval streets.Afull meeting agenda is available at www.keywest city.com .begin with. Pre-FIRM refers to houses built before January 1975, when FEMAs flood insurance rate map came into existence.Many of those older homes were built at or below base flood elevation, meaning theyre considered a liability. The effects of the law could be disastrous to a slowly but surely recovering Keys real estate market. Clearly, if these new premiums go into effect it will have chilling effect on the real estate market, and it already has to a certain degree, said Brian Schmitt, broker at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Weve certainly gotten quotes for people that look more like mortgage quotes than insurance premiums.In a Sept. 17 letter to Florida senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, Gov. Rick Scott notes Florida families have paid $16 billion into the National Flood Insurance Program four times their claim reimbursements in the past 35 years. And if Florida is a donor state, many believe that Monroe County is perhaps the largest donor of the states 67 counties. We build to stronger building codes because weve experienced floods for a long time, whereas other areas like the ones in New Jersey and Pennsylvania damaged by [Hurricane Sandy dont]. To a large degree, I think were paying for an event that occurred hundreds of miles away from us, Schmitt said. Mel Montagne, vice president of sales for Keys Insurance Services, said the average annual flood premium is $650 to $1,000. The increases are staggering, he said. Theyre huge. I quoted one up in Key Largo for a local Realtor and the premium was $15,000 and I know that that pretty much killed the deal, he said. Ava Bianchino, an Exit Realty agent and board member at local nonprofit Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, said the rate hikes will also affect ground-level homes whether theyre on the water or not. Theyve pretty much devalued ground-level homes. Selling those, youd have to [pay cash] to not pay those kind of premiums, she said. I dont want to panic everyone, but this is going to be very impactful to the Keys. Montagne also sits on the FIRM board and said the group has formed a separate committee to combat flood insurance increases. FIRM concentrates most of its efforts fighting always-increasing windstorm insurance rates by state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which carries the vast majority of wind policies in the Keys. FIRM was instrumental to Citizens capping premium increases for Keys homeowners to 10 percent per year.Expect higher flood ratesFrom Flood,1A Wednesday,October 2,2013 3A 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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Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com Big plans forStock IslandOnce the proposed site of a $100 million, 500-plus room mega resort/marina, the waterfront of south Stock Island is now coming together as a more conservative project called Stock Island Marina Village, with an emphasis on the areas historic working waterfront. Formerly dubbed Old Island Harbor, the waterfront along Shrimp Road leading into Hawk Channel was bought up piecemeal by developers, often at above market prices, for about $100 million before a foreclosure action wiped the slate clean.New Stock Island Properties LLC, headed by principal Matthew Strunk, in 2010 bought a portion of the Old Island site for $16 million and began construction on the Stock Island Marina Village.Phase 1 construction, set for completion this month, includes 128 floating concrete docks including space to accommodate yachts up to 300 feet; a dog park; community garden; high-speed fuel pump; gym; laundry facilities; bathrooms with showers; and a lounge area. Phase 2, set for completion in 2015, calls for a waterfront bar and restaurant, pool, nature trails, retail fish house and an 80-room boutique fish camp.Robin Smith-Martin, director of business development for Stock Island Marina Village, said 30 percent of the approximately 34-acre property would be dedicated to working waterfront.He said that means the goal is to attract commercial fishermen to the cooperative fishhouse and market, plus incorporating Stock Islands nautical industry, including shipwrights, canvas fabricators, carpenters and other tradesmen. Smith-Martin said previous iterations of a South Stock Island development aimed to gentrify. Were taking a totally different approach why dont we do this in a way to preserve the working waterfront? The idea is to have a mixed community of residents, working waterfront and transient visitors, he said. Transient slips go for $2.50 per foot daily and monthly rates are $23 per foot per month plus a $100 resident fee.Looking forward to the Phase 2 portion of the development, Smith-Martin described an integrated experience for visitors driven by local industry and centered on a public plaza like Mallory Square.Developer Pritam Singh, who built Truman Annex and Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West and Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, among others, is also undertaking a rehab of the former Oceanside Marina, which he purchased from BB&Tbank earlier this year for $5 million. He plans an update of the marina and addition of a restaurant and 80-unit condominium development.Marina Village planned to have many amenitiesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST The proposed Stock Island Marina Village,billed as the largest deepwater marina in the Florida Keys,is set to open in about two weeks.Future development plans call for integrating the mixed-use marina with an 80-room hotel and restaurant emphasizing the areas historic working waterfront and commercial fishing industry.HOB forensic audit gets closerThree firms to be presented to School BoardBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSHomeless plans disheveledNo specifics, only general talk on issueBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,October 2,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALUse budget surplus for the essentialsLETTERS TO THE EDITORApology is warrantedI have known Mike Puto since he was a young man in the early 1970s, when he and his friends were welcome to play tennis at my residence on Sisters Creek. As a certified public accountant and US Tax Court attorney, I gave his family, pro bono, valuable professional advice, for which Mike has thanked me on numerous occasions. Several years ago, I apparently irritated Mike. He rewarded me as chairman of the advisory board at the last Marathon Salvation Army lease renewal by recommending that they move out of Loma Altas building. Since this would not have been in their best interests, they (Salvation Army) chose instead to renew their lease. Now Mike erroneously alleges facts of which he has no knowledge. First, the building was not owned by Loma Alta Corp. Second, the owner, Loma Alta Associates, was not trying to sell the building. Third, the owners would have been pleased to renew the Salvation Armys lease, but quite correctly surmised as indicated by the actions of the local Salvation Army officials that its thrift store was planning to terminate. Fourth, Loma Alta Associates was aware that the hospital or its associates needed this space. In an effort to fill this community need, we offered the medical facilities a sweetheart deal, even to the extent of owner-financing the project, against which the owners had a previous strict policy. We would also like to add that several prominent members of Marathons professional community worked without compensation to see that this transaction came about for the benefit of the citizens of the Keys. At the risk of being crass, the honorable chairman, Mike, needs to make a public apology to Loma Alta Corp. and Loma Alta Associates. His erroneous implication of Loma Alta Corp.s involvement in the loss of the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Marathon is totally without merit. Larry Ferguson, chairman Loma Alta Corp, Marathon Lancaster, TexasEquity doesnt add upAs a longtime resident of Monroe County and Marathon, I keep up on current events. Well, recently there was an article saying Hawks Cay Resort was possibly being sold for $125 million. It wonders me how the assessed value is $17 million and the recently sold Pier House Resort and Spa in Key West was assessed for $21 million and sold for $90 million. Are there special conditions/taxes on these properties such as delays in rising assessments? Mark Trachtman MarathonThe press is failingThe American press was adjudicated specific constitutional rights by our founders. It was hoped they might rigorously expose the institutional excesses that are systemic within a powerful government. The architects of this nation knew that politicians would be insulated from the citizenry once they were elected. Their authority and privilege would shield them from the deceptions that may have been a part of their political campaigns. Elected officials enjoy a plethora of entitlements. It really distorts the notion of them actually being public servants. It muddies the relationship between the governed and the government. Those in power are quite aware of the volatility that led to the formation of this nation. Afree and constitutionally protected press would be the answer that safeguarded our unalienable rights, thwarting the need for further revolutions and wars of independence. Mesmerized by the celebrity status of the powerful, the endearing press corps has chosen to report the narratives being put forth by this administration as fact, rarely probing or challenging the governments veracity. Many are frightened they will be targeted as enemies of this regime and denied the access they require to earn a living. An objective analysis of political events is difficult to secure, as the media outlets all prescribe to their particular brand of coverage and partisanship. Individuals proclaiming the malfeasance of their government do so at much risk and peril to themselves. Within our own government, we have seen retribution and retaliation taken against law-abiding citizens simply because their political beliefs are in contrast to those of the ruling elites. Any citizen who identifies the abuses of an over-reaching government is subject to the full force and might of an administration that composes kill lists, spies upon its citizens and refers to the murdering of children in distant lands as collateral damage. Advancing the cause of liberty is a responsibility that must not be shied away from by a press that has guaranteed constitutional protections. Too many have given their last full measure of devotion to establish and maintain this right. John Donnelly Key LargoIce cream was coolIt is with great apperception and pride to report that a recent ice cream social at the Marathon Community Park was a huge success. Aspecial thank you to all how attended both adults and children. We are blessed to have the wonderful entertainment that graced the park stage. Island Harmony were fabulous, The Plaids were amazing and our very own Detective James Norman was wonderful. Everyone had a great time and so did I. Thank you and keep coming to your park. Charlotte Quinn MarathonInstead of cutting taxes for rich, state needs to invest resources where they are far more neededAfter years of belt-tightening that saw Florida lawmakers slash funding for state services and repeatedly renege on legislative commitments made in earlier sessions, the state is projecting a surplus of $850 million for the 2014-15 budget. Great news especially for anyone in elected office dealing with sagging poll numbers and running for another term.Which bring us to Gov. Rick Scott. Hardly had the surplus estimate been made public before Scott launched a listening tour around the state to figure out how to give away $500 million in the form of tax cuts. Whee!Any tax reduction proposed by Scott and Floridas lawmakers must promote job growth and bolster the states economy. Atax cut that doesnt do either can wind up being costly and counter-productive, like the 2011 reduction of more than $200 million in property taxes collected by water management districts. The resulting cutbacks on water cleanup operations and environmental oversight have proven unwise in a state that depends on a clean environment and outdoor recreational activities. Before promising to dispense revenue like so much election-year candy, the governor and lawmakers must consider abiding by pledges made by the Legislature in years past.The Florida Forever Fund, designed to set aside pristine wilderness areas for future generations of Floridians, has been milked by the governor and the current crop of lawmakers for other purposes.Last year, the state funded just $20 million of the $300 million that should have been directed to Florida Forever. This means the state is losing valuable resource land including in the Keys and water that it should conserve for the benefit of everyone who lives in Florida.The Sadowski Fund, the state and local housing trust fund that relies on revenue from documentary stamp taxes, was also raided by legislators who swept the $204 million available for appropriation into Floridas rainy day fund at the expense of families in need of low-cost housing across the state. Dont get us wrong. Florida has a variety of taxes that legislators can examine for potential reductions that lessen the burden on business and may improve the states economy if theyre done right. These include the corporate tax and the tax on commercial leases. Also worth considering: Aproposal by Sen. Joe Negron to roll back vehicle registration increases increases strongly opposed by then-Rep. Ron Saunders of Key West that were approved in 2009. It seems only fair that if fees were increased when lawmakers were desperate to plug huge budget holes during the economic recession, they should be lowered somewhat now that the economy is improving. Scott and legislators eager to curry favor with voters have an obligation to weig Floridas needs and its future before showering voters willy-nilly with money in an election year. Miami HeraldWayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThe Salvation Army Thrift Store in Marathon closes for good Oct.15.The sign on the window says everything is 50 percent off. The lagoon at Hawks Cay is a popular daytime attraction for visitors.Theres plenty of room for big boats at the Duck Key resort.Photos courtesy HAWKS CAY RESORT Spat develops overrecycle siteDiscount Rock and Sand owner Eddie Lopez is pushing hard to convince residents and the Marathon City Council that his long-planned construction and demolitiondebris recycling and transfer station on Aviation Boulevard is beneficial.The 27-year Marathon resident has been advertising in local newspapers and hired land-use consultant Sandy Walters to drum up support for an appeal to the citys advisory Planning Commission. City Planning Director George Garrett in June denied Lopez a permit for a stormwater component of the recycling center. He told the Keynoter he did so because the overall use is not allowed by city code. Under a specific section of Chapter 104 in the [land development regulations], construction and demolition debris transfer stations are prohibited, he said.Ahearing was scheduled for the Sept. 16 Planning Commission meeting, but Garrett said it wont be heard until at least November. Lopez told the Keynoter he feels thats for political reasons.Theres people that dont want it and say its competition. Its all political and thats why they havent given it to me and its not right, he said. Lopez was referring to Marathon Garbage Service owners Ron and Greg Konrath, who have a Monroe County contract to haul garbage and recyclables in the Middle Keys. I went to Greg Konrath and said Ill sign a non-compete clause. He said, Im going to fight you until the end, Lopez said.Greg Konrath told the Keynoter no one from Marathon Garbage Service has ever spoken with Lopez about his plans for the recycling center.I never talked to him, he said. He never went to me and said any of that.Konrath also denied exerting behind-the-scenes political influence to prevent Lopez from moving forward with the project. I havent put in one complaint, he said.Walters said she disagrees with Garretts interpretation that the project doesnt meet code because the LDR chapter he cites deals with junk, salvage or recycled metal yards. This is not a junkyard; not even close, she said, referring to a land-use table in the LDRs. The land-use table lists recycling facilities as uses as of right in industrial zoning, which is what this property is, she said.Walters added that Garrett initially indicated the Aviation Boulevard site is compatible with a transfer station. So much so that she moved forward with a state Department of Environmental Protection permit issued in May 2011.The permit is good for five years and expires on May 16, 2016.The state permitting for a recycling facility is hugely involved. We have a multipage permit that defines what we can and cannot do and exactly how the property will be managed, she said. According to Walters, and alluded to in Lopezs fullpage advertisements promoting his plans, Marathon Garbage does not handle construction materials like those Lopez intends to.Lopez says Marathon Garbage gets in the wayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON TEXTING LAW TAKES EFFECT Photo courtesy HEALTH DEPARTMENTAndrew Bulla (right),injury prevention coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County,helps promote the Put It Downcampaign Tuesday at Key West High School.The Health Department partnered with several agencies to raise awareness among teenage drivers about the law against texting and driving that went into Tuesday.With Bulla are (from left) Nancy Barta,Donny Barrios and Laura Estevez.
Its the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obamacare. And its finally arrived this week. On Tuesday, millions of people in Florida and across the United States were, for the first time, able to log online and comparison-shop for individual health insurance coverage under the new federal law. Here are some things to know before the federal Affordable Care Acts marketplaces go live.Florida is one of 27 states using a federally run health insurance marketplace also known as an online exchange to let residents compare and shop for coverage.Accessible at www .healthcare.gov the online exchanges were set to go live Tuesday. An open enrollment period will run from Oct. 1 through March 31, 2014. People who wish to have coverage in place by Jan. 1 must enroll in their plans by Dec. 15.The www.healthcare.govsite will prompt users to input information like age, location, gender, Social Security number and current policy number (if applicable). It will then show a list of available plans, as well as coverage details and pricing, and eligibility for federal subsidies or Medicaid. You can then choose to purchase a plan from the ones available.Insurers will offer plans on five tiers: platinum, gold, silver, bronze and catastrophic.The four metal tiers come with different costs and benefits. Platinum plans will carry the highest monthly premiums and the lowest outof-pocket costs like co-payments and deductibles. Bronze plans will have the lowest monthly costs but higher out-of-pocket costs.The fifth option, catastrophic coverage, is available for people 30 or under and certain low-income residents. Whats the cost?How much will it cost? Depends.The federal government didnt provide an under-thehood look at specific plans until the online exchanges went live on Tuesday. With so many variables to consider age, gender, location, income, smoking habits, coverage networks, deductibles, co-payments, etc. it is impossible to predict exactly how much someone might pay.However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that, on average, health insurance premiums for plans purchased through the online exchanges will be about 16 percent less than originally projected. In Florida, that means a 27-year-old making $25,000 a year would, on average, pay a $218 monthly premium for a middle-tier plan before any tax credits.Some givensEveryone will receive 10 essential benefits.The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance plans offered through the online exchanges provide at least 10 essential benefits.They are hospitalization, emergency treatment, outpatient services, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance abuse services, prescription drugs, rehabilitative services and devices, laboratory services, preventative and wellness services and chronic-disease management, and pediatric services with dental and vision care. Subsidies may help cut the cost of coverage. For more on this, go to www.miamherald.com Wednesday,October 2,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com WIN A 18ft. 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Tuesday, the first day of Floridas new law banning texting while driving, state Sen. Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach) planned a press conference to announce she plans to file a bill to strengthen the state law. It took about five years for Florida to pass a texting and driving ban that some traffic safety experts have criticized as weak, raising questions about the chances of strengthening the ban just one year later. In Sachsfavor is the fact that the texting ban ultimately passed overwhelmingly: 39-1 in the Senate and 110-6 in the House. The texting law that went into effect Tuesday does not allow police to pull over a driver solely for texting officers need to witness another violation, such as running a stop sign. Then, police can add on driving while texting as a secondary violation. The penalty is $30 plus court costs for a first offense and then doubles for the second offense.Sachsbill, which she planned to unveil Tuesday, would make texting while driving a primary offense. The penalties would remain the same, but law enforcement could simply pull over drivers for texting without spotting other potential violations.Florida is the 41st state to enact such a ban but the majority view texting while driving as a primary violation. In Florida, drivers can continue to text at a red light or use a talk-to-text device. Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1 million to promote the ban, but there have been some measures to promote it such as message boards on highways, school campaigns and events such as Sachspress conference. AT&T, which has a driving-while-texting simulator, is holding several events in Florida to promote the new law. AT&Twill partner with the Dori Slosberg Foundation to host an event with the simulator at Deerfield Beach High School today. Dori is the late daughter of state Rep. Irv Slosberg (D-Boca Raton). Dori died in a car crash in 1996 when she wasnt wearing a seat belt. In 2012, texting contributed to at least 189 crashes in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. But that number could be under-reported since texting while driving wasnt illegal last year. Sachs represents coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties. In 2012, she ran in one of the most expensive and high profile Senate contests in South Florida and beat Republican legislator Ellyn Bogdanoff. Republican activists have targeted Sachsseat she doesnt officially have a challenger and has raised about $43,000. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,October 2,2013 Each year, breast cancer claims the lives of countless moms, daughters, sisters, wives, best friends, even husbands and sons. At Baptist Health South Florida were committed to helping women and men live longer, healthier lives. 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Lawmaker: Strengthen new texting lawTexting now only minor offenseBy AMY SHERMAN and ROCHELLE KOFFasherman@MiamiHerald.comTEXTING AND DRIVING Keys federal parks closeThe Florida Keys and surrounding areas arent immune from the U.S. governments shutdown because the U.S. House and Senate couldnt reach agreement on how to pay the nations bills. The shutdown for most government services went into effect overnight when Monday turned to Tuesday. Among the effects: Seventy miles off Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park and its Fort Jefferson are closed beginning Thursday morning.The Dry Tortugas is popular for the historic fort and as a snorkeling and camping destination. Visitors usually access the park via a twohour, $165 ride on the Yankee Freedom III catamaran.Park Manager Linda Friar said campers on the island have until Thursday to vacate the park. In order to get that in place and get our staff off, it takes two days, she said, adding that five of the 11 staff members would be furloughed barring a federal resolution. At Everglades and Biscayne national parks, entrances did not open this morning and only basic firefighting and law enforcement activities will continue. Military installations will remain open but civilian Defense Department workers have been told not to go to work.Congress inaction is reasonSHUTDOWNKeynoter Staff GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 2,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5BB Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL|(305) 289-2038 HOT! HOT! NEW! Coastal Furniture Lamps Artwork Accessories Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum Rum is a favorite spirit in the Keys,but theres hasnt been a local distillery in the ribbon of islands until now.Meet your new rum maker.Story, 3B Fishing on Huntress Charters out of 11th Street in Marathon,Rick Sherman and Brad Picarillo landed this nice 45-pound dolphin.Unlike this beast,the dolphin have been small as of late.DEFINITELY A KEEPER Hurricanes improve to 5-1Coral Shores High Schools football team posted two shutout wins the past week, a big one on the field Friday in Miami and another in the scorebook at midweek. This Thursdays scheduled home game against Miami Country Day has been forfeited due to injuries suffered by an undermanned Spartan squad. The game will be logged as a 2-0 win for the Hurricanes. That gives Coral Shores (5-1) more time to heal up and prepare for a 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 showdown in Tavernier with defending Southeast Football Conference champion LaSalle (5-0). The Canes put themselves in the conference chase last Friday with a 38-0 road win over Florida Christian (3-2), last years league runner-up. After a tight game through three quarters, the Hurricanes blistered the Patriots for 28 points in the final period. It really was an exciting, well-played football game, 10-0 going into the fourth, Cane head coach Ed Holly said. Then we got a drive going and things went our way. The Hurricanesstarting defense forced two turnovers to maintain the shutout. Under coordinator Jack Niedbalski, our defense has been unbelievable time and time again, Holly said. Our starting unit has allowed only four offensive touchdowns in the 18 quarters theyve been on the field. Linebacker Eddie Dunn and quarterback Daron Govan have exceptional games, with defensive tackle Logan Rowe intercepting a Florida screen pass. The team also recovered a fumble. The Canes unveiled a new addition to the offensiveTough LaSalle comes calling to Tavernier on Oct. 11CORAL SHORES 38,FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 0By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comDolphins lose big to LionsAn undermanned but game Marathon High School football team lost to Southeast Football Conference opponent Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, 48-12. Dolphins coach Lance Martin said injuries and suspensions left Marathon without five regular starters and it showed against a quality opponent. They just had far too many kids and athletes for us to chase around. I think we only suited up around 25 [players] and five of those kids were junior varsity callups, he said. But those kids played hard and I compliment them for that. The Lions opened up the scoring early on a 30-yard touchdown run on the third play of the game to make it 70 after an extra point. The Dolphins (2-3) drove to the Westminster 15-yard line on their opening drive, but struggles this year with the kicking game led Martin to go for it on fourth down. The team came up short.Westminster added another quick touchdown and led 14-0 after the first quarter.Marathon made it 14-6 onThe 2-3 squad goes to Ransom Thursday nightBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comWESTMINSTER 48,MARATHON 21Tuna are the main constantOffshore, the tuna bite at the humps remains the most consistent action, with most blackfins coming in at the 10n-pound mark. These fish are being taken by trolling small tuna darts way back behind the boat. The occasional larger tuna fish more than 20 pounds are being caught on live ballyhoo. There has also been a pretty decent number of tuna roaming the open waters. These fish can be a challenge to catch but, if you can stay out in front of these fastmoving schools, you can pick away at them using small, darkcolored tuna darts. Weve had scattered reports of dolphin, mostly schoolies, found on floating debris and weed lines. On the wrecks, the amberjack are biting well, along with the occasional mutton snapper. Live baits, such as pinfish and ballyhoo, work well. The yellowtail snapper bite remains good on the reef, with the 60-foot depths providing the most dependable action this past week. Weve had to move around a bit to find schools that respond to our baits. So if your initial spot is unproductive, dont waste too much time there and move on to another where the yellowtails will eat. There are also still a few mutton and mangrove snapper mixed in. The muttons and the larger mangroves respond well to live ballyhoo presented on the bottom in the yellowtail slick. Small jigheads work best for this. As we move into our fall pattern, were seeing more and more keeper grouper on the reef line. And the sailfish activity is getting better, too, with some fish seen spraying ballyhoo. To target the sails, use fresh, live ballyhoo fished in the 100-foot depths just off the edge of the reef. Theres plenty of snapper action on the patch reefs, with mangroves and yellowtails dominating. More than a few keeper red grouper are coming off the patches, too. Finally, in Florida Bay and the gulf, the mangrove bite remains good, with some fish pushing three and four pounds. Again, fresh ballyhoo is the bait of choice, but shrimp will work easily.The weeks bestWayne and Emily Smith from Jacksonville have been married for 60 years. As a surprise anniversary gift for Emily, Wayne booked a stay at Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon and booked two full days of fishing aboard their 29-foot Topaz with Capt. George Griffin.They brought along Emilys sister, Dot Markham, and her husband Bill. The group had a great time and caught blackfin tuna and yellowtail snapper.The SeaSquared and the Klimax had a fairly busy week for September, with seven trips to the reef plus one combo shark/snapper trip in the bay. The reef trips produced good catches of mangroves, yellowtails and muttons with a few porgy and rock hind thrown in for interest. We also had a few almostkeeper-size grouper we had to throw back. Mike Barrett and Casey Greathouse, from Winchester, Va., had a blast in Florida Bay catching and releasing 11 lemon sharks plus bringing back some mangroves to eat. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.c om and http://Facebook .com/M arathonFishing.At the reef, snapper action remains strongFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn The Vissicchio group,from New York City and Boca Raton, had a banner morning on the reef with SeaSquared Charters,catching a mess of giant mangrove snapper up to six pounds.Conch Milliken breaking outPaced by senior Tristin Milliken, who finished ninth out of 137 runners, the Key West High School girls cross-country team broke the school team record in the large-schools division of Fridays Flrunners.com Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Millikens time in the 3.1-mile race was a personal-best 20 minutes, 33 seconds, and she became the first Conch girl to win a medal at the event by finishing in the top 15. Milliken was followed by teammates Jane Welzien (23rd in 21:32), Chloe Savoie (21.44), Catherine Richardson (22:35) and Sahara Graft (23:33). The average time of those five was 21:51, which eclipsed the school record by nine seconds. It was definitely a huge accomplishment, said coach Terence White. Milliken moved to within 16 seconds of Morgan Nelson, who went to the top of Key Wests all-time list in 2009. Earlier this season, Milliken ran a meet at the Key West Golf Club in 21:59 seconds, beating Nelsons mark on that course by a second. She gets stronger and stronger with each race, White said of Milliken, whoAnd Hurricane Chadwick still showing speedBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP CROSS COUNTRYDespite loss, Conchs set school recordBarron Collier swept Key West High in swimming Saturday at the Florida Keys Community College pool, but the Conch boys 200-yard freestyle relay team lowered the school record it had set in August. The undefeated (6-0) team of Derrick Allen, Marcus Brisson, Chris Bujak and Isaiah Green swam the event in 1:33.97, edging the Barron Collier team by less than a second. That broke the record of 1:34 set against Marathon on Aug. 28. The four also enjoy swimming against one another, as was evident again Saturday when Green (53.50) edged Allen (53.77) to win the 100 free. Allen also won the 50yard freestyle in 22.71, just off his 22.48 personal best and a half-second behind Luke Knights school record. Green, a junior transfer from Georgia, also won the 100 breaststroke by 11 seconds. Bujak was second in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100 butterfly.Freestylers set the mark with 1:33:97By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SWIMMINGSee Hurricanes,2BSee Dolphins,2BSee Running,2BSee Conchs,2B
Wins elusive forConch golfersKey West Highs golf team was supposed to play an 18hole match Monday afternoon at the Key West Golf Club.However, because it turned out to be too hot and the play was too slow, it was decided to play just nine. Ransom shot 169 to win. The winless Conchs came in at 192. Key West was led by senior Evan DeRoche, who shot 37, though that wasnt good enough to beat Ransoms Daniel Tannenbaum, who shot 36.No. 2 Chase Renner shot 48. The No. 3 player, Scott Brown, didnt finish because he had to attend class, said Key West coach John Moeller.The next two Conchs were Patrick Roesser (50) and Johnny Hornyak (57). It was Ransoms second victory over the Conchs the Raiders won, 156-187, on Sept. 18 in Miami. Moeller wasnt happy with Mondays performance, saying, I expect better scores on our own course. I havent seen intensity in practice, he said. The only one working hard is [Roesser] he puts his time in every day. The Conchs were coming off a three-team match Sept. 23 in Miami in which they tied Coral Gables with 176, 16 shots behind winner Coral Reef.Ransom again defeats teamBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GOLF KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,October 2,2013 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:DEADLINE TO FILE BP CLAIM IS APRIL 22, 2014 WE ARE A LOCAL LAW FIRM WITH OVER A DECADE OF PRACTICING IN THE KEYS. CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM TO DISCUSS YOUR POTENTIAL CLAIM.Campbell & Malafy10887 Overseas Highway Suite #201 Marathon, FL 33050 Office: (305)743-2492 Fax: (305)743-2432email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.campbellandmalafy.comThings you need to know about your rights under the BP Oil Spill Settlement:This is a Court authorized and Court supervised settlement which BP entered into voluntarily, that in part, limits BPs liability for past and future damages resulting from the spill.BP has agreed in Court documents that Monroe County was in fact affected by the spill and that there may be future effects of the spill felt in the Keys.BP has agreed that Monroe County residents do not need to prove that the spill caused any loss it is presumed for businesses and individuals meeting the financial criteria.You are included as a member in this settlement unless you opted out or were specifically excluded; most Monroe County residents and businesses are included.As a member of the settlement, you must make your claim by April 22, 2014.You cannot simply wait and see. If you do not make a claim by April 22, 2014, your claim will forever be lost and you will release BP from any claim you may have had for both past and future damages.There is no cost to you to determine if you are a member of the settlement and entitled to compensation. We do not charge upfront costs or fees and if you do not recover you do not pay anything.If it is determined you are entitled to compensation you may also be entitled to several times that amount to compensate you for future losses. You may be entitled to compensation under the settlement even if you were previously denied. backfield with 6-foot-5 tight end Anthony Rice sharing snaps at halfback. Rice escaped for a 46yard touchdown late in the first quarter for Coral Shoresfirst score. That was the one big play by either team in the game, Holly said.With the Cane passing attack still a work in progress Florida Christian intercepted two Coral Shores throws coaches decided Rice needs to touch the ball more to be productive.The Hurricanes already were stacked at running back with George Jacobsen, Henry Jacobsen and Dunn, but the addition of freshman Shaka Smith and Rice provides breathing room, Holly said. Were down to 27 healthy players. Henry, George and Eddie all are all going both ways, along with several other guys, Holly said.Paul Pauchey hit a 37-yard field goal seconds before halftime to make it 10-0.ACane drive early in the fourth ended with a 9-yard run by Dunn. Holly called for an onsides kick, looking to catch the Patriots by surprise.Florida Christians a good team so we knew they werent going to roll over, Holly said. We had the momentum and wanted to strike while the iron was hot. Govan recovered the short boot. Coral Shores marched down to score on a 12-yard run by George Jacobsen.With the Patriots staggered and winded, Coral Shores added two more late scores on an 8-yard run by Rice and a 15-yard scamper by Smith.Our guys on both sides of the ball went out and did what they had to do, Holly said.Canes strong in early goingFrom Hurricanes,1B was 1:05 behind winner Abigail Grant of Tampa Sickles High.The Key West boys team finished 10th of 22 teams with an average time of 18:16, and the Coral Shores boys squad (19:33) was 18th.Everett Wagner finished 14th in 17:23 to lead the Conchs, followed by Jerry Burgess (18:22), Zachary Lightfoot (18:28), Leif Cisneros (18:31) and Steve Hobson (18:34). In his usual come-frombehind fashion, Wagner passed 15 runners in the last mile. He was 2:25 behind winner James Zentmeyer of Sickles. Steven Chadwick was the first Coral Shores finisher, placing 46th in 18:02. The next Hurricanes were Jesse Wollangk (19:02), Rex Zimmerman (19:06), Pablo GonzalezQuevedo (19:47) and Kenneth Stokes (21:45). The Coral Shores girls team competed in the small-schools division and had an average time of 25:40. Darian Gibson was 65th in 24:35, followed by Darian Gibson (24:27), Chloe Stokes (24:35), Ivy Summers (26:06), Marissa Bogue (26:11) and Kyia Herlth (27:02). Key West will run Friday at the Cardinal Gibbons Invitational and Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale, while the Hurricanes will compete in the Junior Orange Bowl at Thompson Park in Miami. Canes, Conchs run againFrom Running,1B a 47-yard pass from quarterback Max Elliott to Shemar Fantroy, but the Lions scored three more times in the second quarter and led 34-6 at the half.Senior running back Cooper Chaplin added a Dolphins touchdown run in the second half, but Westminster pulled away with a pair of touchdowns that put the game out of reach.Elliott finished 7-for-11 passing for 106 yards and a touchdown, while Fantroy had five receptions for 101 yards and a score. Chaplin carried 10 times for 41 yards. Marathon is scheduled to visit Ransom Everglades School on Thursday at 7 p.m. Much like the Dolphins, the Raiders are fielding a young team this season.We match up well against them and hopefully we dont make the turnovers and mistakes and put together a good ball game, Martin said.Dolphins look for reboundFrom Dolphins,1B Despite these efforts, the Key West boys team was edged by the Naples school, 145-138, and fell to 4-2 on the season. The Conch girls team which lost, 170-113, to drop to 2-3 was led by freshman Daniela FiletteMorffi, who won the 100 backstroke in 1:09 after finishing second by one-hundredth of a second in the 50 free. When she saw that Colliers Bryn Nottidge had defeated her, 28.43 to 28.44, she angrily slapped the water. Key Wests next-highest girl finisher was Story Magidson, who was second in the 500 free in 6:46. The Conchs will swim at home at 3:30 today against visiting Archbishop McCarthy. Conchs host McCarthy todayFrom Conchs,1B Races back in Key West in NovemberPowerboats manned by leading American and international racing teams are to thunder through the waters of Key West Harbor during the Key West World Championship, slated Nov. 3 through 10.Boats are to race on a 6.2mile course that features both rough and calm waters during the season-ending event acclaimed as the Indianapolis 500 of the offshore powerboat racing circuit. The challenging course is a primary reason for the island citys reputation as one of the worlds premier racing venues.The course layout provides spectators close-up views of the high-speed action. According to race organizer John Carbonell, boats will be within 50 yards of race fans at the Truman Waterfront grandstand area as they roar into the outer harbor.The Key West World Championship is to kick off with a parade of race boats down Duval Street beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 3. The excitement builds through the week with races Nov. 6, 8 and 10. Three races are scheduled per day, each featuring boats from multiple classes. Among spectators favorites is the Superboat Unlimited class, which draws powerful contenders competing at speeds that can exceed 165 mph. On non-race days, powerboat enthusiasts can view the boats, watch in-water testing runs and mingle with racers and crews at the race village on Key Wests Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street past Thomas Street and Truman Annex. In addition, parties and events are planned for racers and fans. General-admission tickets are available, as are all-inclusive VIPspectator passes for the Truman Waterfront grandstands and hospitality tent. Other popular viewing areas include waterfront hotels and Mallory Square.Three days of speed are plannedPOWERBOAT RACING There is no shortage of good viewing spots to watch the Key West World Championship powerboat races.
For good karma, what better place for a kiteboarding chef to launch the Keysfirst legal rum distillery than in one of Coca-Colas earliest bottling plants? Inside the 2,500-squarefoot warehouse on Simonton Street, the island chains soon-to-be first federally licensed distiller, Paul Menta, discovered decades-old Coke bottles and bottle caps under the cement floor as it was being dug up for plumbing.With all the rum running and bootlegging in its colorful past, its surprising that this island city is just now getting its first legitimate spirits manufacturer: Chef Distilled.During Prohibition, Spanish Marie Waite, Willie Twisteye Demeritt and others made boatloads of money smuggling rum the 105 miles from Havana to Key West and on to mainland South Florida. Other entrepreneurs made their own contraband rum, trying to stay a step ahead of federal raids and local busts. Prohibition was not too strictly enforced here, says Key West historian Tom Hambright. Most of the arrests that showed up in the papers were done at sea by the Coast Guard.Menta wants his product to capture the spirit of the island.Some of my rum is going to be raw and unfiltered like the people of Key West, he says. Were not concerned about age. Down here, its kind of a timeless place. Menta, 47, may seem an unlikely CEO. His usual attire is board shorts and a Tshirt, his curly, shoulderlength hair tucked under a red Key West High School baseball cap. On windy days, hes at Smathers Beach, performing trick jumps high above the waves. By night, hes a chef who has cooked at swanky places such as Grand Cafe on Duval Street and now is turning out Mexican favorites as chefpartner at the Amigos Tortilla Bar on Greene Street. Menta learned how to make beer and liquor in 10thgrade science class at a tiny Quaker school, MediaProvidence Friends, near Philadelphia. The chemistry of it fascinated him. Though not much of a drinker, he says his interest grew as he encountered brewing and winemaking in Europe and homemade hootch production in South America during his travels as a chef.An idea is bornThree years ago, he began kicking around the idea of starting a distillery in Key West, where he has lived since 1984. He got serious when he found the perfect location to lease: The warehouse where Coca-Cola was bottled from 1903 to 1984.The labels on his main product, Legal Rum, will bear mug shots of people arrested in Key West for bootlegging during Prohibition. We want to use everything local, so why not local criminals? Menta says.His signature drink will be a Legal Rum & Coke. His twist on the classic: The white rum will be poured over cubes of frozen Coke. The rum slowly mixes with the soda as it melts, he says. Its a cool way to drink it.If the federal permit arrives in time, Menta will make the first batch on Friday.The fermenting process takes three to four days, turning sugar, yeast and water into a wash thats ready to be distilled. Its alive, Menta says. When the C02 blows off, its bubbling and makes its sounds.Two shiny, 200-gallon copper stills are ready to go. One is for stripping out impurities; the other is to smooth the rum to bring out body and flavor. Troughs are in place to soak five-gallon American oak barrels in seawater.Just getting to the starting line has been arduous. Menta had to navigate the permitting process at the local, state and federal levels, assemble all the distilling equipment and get it installed according to strict codes. I now know why there are not a ton of craft distilleries out there, he says. Its the most nerve-wracking, ridiculous-in-the-beginning investment youll ever make in your life. Youve got to get a place, put together your equipment, get bonded and then you are allowed to apply for your license.Menta says he and his partners have spent about $300,000 so far. To me, it is like a million dollars, he says.Few aroundThere are now 21 licensed craft distilleries in Florida, including two in Miami and one in Hialeah, according to the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Thats fewer than half the number of microbreweries (55) and wholesale wine manufacturers (58) in the state. Were about 20 years behind where microbreweries are, says Mitch Abate, a Colorado master distiller who is mentoring Menta. Nationally there were like 250 when we started [in 2008], and now there are close to 600.The growing craft industry got a boost this year when the state Legislature passed a law that allows small distilleries to sell directly to the public.Were going to call them rations, Menta says of the two-bottle-per-customer annual limit the law imposes. Menta plans to use local ingredients including demerara sugar grown in South Florida and Spanish limes picked in friendsbackyards.He traveled to Abates Downslope Distillery in Centennial, Colo., to learn to make rum from sugar rather than the more typical molasses and to fine-tune his recipes. Abate is coming to Key West to help with the first few batches, each of which makes enough rum to fill 110 (750-milliliter) bottles.Expansion plansLegal Rum will be distributed throughout the Keys at first, and eventually in South Florida, with a bottle costing about $21 retail. In Key West, Menta plans to sell five-gallon barrels to restaurants and mini-barrels to tourists.He also hopes to turn the distillery into an attraction where visitors can take a tour, taste samples and learn about Key Wests rumsoaked history.Once the distillery is operational, Menta looks forward to focusing on the creative side of the business. Hes come up with a cherry bomb (cherries soaked in chocolate rum) and is experimenting with Spanish lime and crme brle rums. Hed like to use mango and Brazilian pepper honeys from a local beekeeper for infusions.Menta is certain hell try something with Key limes, too. And, of course, he says he will be making a Fantasy Fest rum and a hurricane rum.When the barometric pressure drops is when you want to be making rum, he says. You get a much richer, fuller-body taste out of rum. So when its storming and a hurricane is coming and everyone is boarding up, were going to be in here cranking out batches. Wednesday,October 2,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKET & EATERY 11711 Overseas Hwy.743-9196Marathon (at the base of the Vaca Cut Bridge) Homemade German Sausages Roast Pork & Sauerkraut Sauerbraten Dumplings Pork Schnitzel Potato Pancakes And More!Along with our regular menu & great daily specials. WE ARE BACK OPENand Celebrating OCTOBERFEST All Month Long! 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LIVING BRIEFSBridge cleanup planned ThursdayStaff of the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key invites the public to help collect discarded trash, monofilament fishing line and other debris at the bridge over Toms Harbor Channel, mile marker 60.6, on Thursday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Participants should wear clothes, hats and shoes that can get wet or dirty and bring a bug repellent, sunscreen and a cutting tool. The Dolphin Research Center will supply water, trash bags and gloves. The cleanup will begin at the parking area on the west end of the bridge on the ocean side.Calebs Crossing discussed FridayThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group will feature Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks at its next meeting, at 10 a.m. Friday at the library, mile marker 48.5 oceanside.The book is historical fiction taking place on Marthas Vineyard during the mid-1600s in which a Native American son of a chieftain and a Puritan American daughter clash with their respective cultures, and clash and mesh with their elders and times. The story shows how the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each other into the alien world of the other.
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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 email@example.com Animals are blessed SundayAnimal lovers can ensure their pets are blessed for the year going forward. Two Keys Episcopal churches have planned ceremonies to bless animals on Sunday, the day following the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. St. Francis was never ordained a Catholic priest but nonetheless, on July 16, 1228, he was pronounced a saint by Pope Gregory IX. Its customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals in his honor.In Marathon, the blessing is from 3 to 5 p.m. and will include a pet parade, crafts and games, with proceeds benefiting Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, Marathons food bank. Pastor Debra Maconaughey will preside.The church says all animals will get a St. Assisi medallion and that all animals smaller than elephants are welcome.The church is on 52nd Street bayside, behind the Dot Palm landscaping company.On Big Pine Key, the blessings at St. Francis in the Keys Episcopal Church start with the 8:30 a.m. service. The Celtic liturgy will emphasize the beauty of Gods creation. The music will be drawn from the prayers and songs of the saint known as Gods troubadour. Father Chris Todd will preside. There will be good for humans and animals alike, and like at St. Columba, each animal will get a St. Assisi medallion. The church is at 1600 Key Deer Blvd.Two churches celebrating Feast of AssisiRELIGION LIVING BRIEFSCar-seat safety on tap SaturdayThe Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition has what it calls a Child Safety Seat Day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Marathon Home Depot, mile marker 49.Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to help parents properly install childrens car seats, inspect previously installed seats and answer child passenger safety questions.There will also be childrens projects, prizes, face painting and more. Assistance is on a firstcome, first-served basis and each appointment takes about 30 minutes. New car seats will be available for Keys families as needed; a donation of $25 is requested.Strides Walk is on SaturdayWhats called the Marathon Strides Walk to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer is planned for Saturday in Marathon. Its free to enter. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. at Marathon City Hall at U.S. 1 and 98th Street. The walk starts at 8 a.m. and runs the length of Florida Keys Marathon Airport. To find out more, call Suzy Curry at 743-6437.Several plant clinics plannedThe Monroe County Cooperative Extension Services Master Gardeners Program has planned several free plant clinics for this month to identify what might be ailing your plant. Bring a plant sample to:The Murray E. Nelson Government & Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside, from 9 a.m. to noon today or Oct. 16.The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West, Oct. 7 or 21.The Big Pine Academy, mile marker 30 oceanside, or the Marathon Home Depot, mile marker 49 oceanside, on Oct. 19. All run from 9 a.m. to noon. To find out more, call 292-4501.Pool complex shut due to maintenanceThe Founders Park Pool complex at Founders Park in Islamorada, including the childrens splash pad, is closed through Friday for maintenance. The complex remains Saturday.
Wednesday,October 2,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 683932 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44 2011 CA 000129 A001KW DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-AR25, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR25 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JULY 1, 2006 Plaintiff, vs. IVAN GARMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IVAN GARMAS; DIONNE L. SHIPLEY; INDIAN MOUND ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 44 2011 CA 000129 A001KW, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-AR25, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR25 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JULY 1, 2006 is Plaintiff and IVAN GARMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IVAN GARMAS; DIONNE L. SHIPLEY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; INDIAN MOUND ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST in MONROE County, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A.M., on the 16th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 6 INDIAN MOUND ESTATES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 132, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of May, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN As Clerk of said Court By Shonta McLeod As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-20979 OWB Published September 25, October 2, 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 COURTMONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published September 28, October 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 693187 NOTICE OF NON-JUDICIAL SALE To: the Estate of Roger Seagrist, 1203 Newton St., Key West, FL 33040; and 2064 Herschel St., #305, Jacksonville, FL 32204 Steve R. Henson and Deborah A Henson are in possession and claim a lien for stora g e g charges on your vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 VIN: WBSBL93435PN62114 STYLE AND COLOR: 2 door, silver with red interior Stored at #7 Corner of Gonzalez Lane and Angela St., Key West FL 33040, in an amount of $267.84, for rent at $249.14 per month plus sales tax for September, 2013. The lien claimed by the business is subject to enforcement pursuant to FS 83.805 and unless redeemed, the vehicle will be sold at public auction or otherwise disposed of at #7 Corner of Gonzalez Lane and Angela St., Key West FL 33040 at 10:00 am on October 25, 2013. Deborah A. Henson Steve R. Henson 1415 Atlantic Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 Published October 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 694802 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a West marine Inflatable boat, and 2 aluminum paddles. The vessel has a model number: RU260 and displaying the HIN number of WMPB 6654J809 The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 9/26/2013 near Anchorage Marina in Key Largo on state waters in Monroe County. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by December 25 2013 Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer Ed Maldonado, FWC-13-OFF-3127. Published October 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 698286 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13CP89P IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGIE N. BROOKS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Margie N. Brooks, deceased, whose date of death was June 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Circuit Court, Probate Division, 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, 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 WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other 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 PERIOD 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 October 2, 2013. Personal Representative: Brenda B. Silverman 7331 NW 49 St Lauderhill, FL 33319 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Robert L. King, Esq. Florida Bar No. 162957 2780 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 Primary E-Mail Address: RobtLKing@aol.com Secondary E-Mail Address: Libanskyv@aol.com Telephone: (954) 561 5808 Published October 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys KeynoterHandsome Reward! Leading to the return of missing 15 year collection of gemstones, taken around 6/22 from a home in Key Largo. Very sentimental value. 305-794-0663 Looking for extra money! Do you live on a canal with no boat? 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