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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .7B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .6BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,OCTOBER 12,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.82 25 CENTS Fantasy frolicsEven pets dress up for Fantasy Fest,a 10-day extravaganza that opens with the Goombay Festival Oct.18 and 19 and concludes with the Capt.Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade Oct.26.Stories, 4B Unwind with UNWINDOur new edition of UNWIND,our upscale Keys-specific magazine, is in your Keynoter today as well as at locations Keyswide. Historic Designs StdTtfTi Restoration:1889 KEY WEST COTTAGE LOCALESSENTIALS OASIS AN OUTDOOR Needed Keys money at riskAssistance agencies and organizations in the Florida Keys that rely on federal money become more uneasy with each passing day of the ongoing government shutdown. Several organizations reported that no services have been dropped yet. We havent cut back on anything so far, said Sheryl Graham, senior director of Social Services for Monroe County. Should the shutdown continue for the next couple of weeks, Graham said, we could start to see some things become frozen. The countys Social Services program administers assistance for home meal delivery, group meals, homemaking assistance, lowincome utility aid and similar programs partially funded by federal money.Most of the current grants already are in hand, along with county contributions, she said, but reimbursements and new grants could soon stop. That would definitely limit and cut back on the number of people we can service, Graham said. Weve seen about a halfdozen people come in seeking services because they were furloughed or laid off due to the shutdown. We expect that number to increase.No reports of interruptions to the federally subsidized lunch program for lowincome families have been reported to the Monroe County School Board, said Chairman Andy Griffiths. Local early-learning programs like Head Start have enough funds to run through November, Griffiths said. After that, its an open question. Past shutdowns have never lasted more than 21 days, Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe Chief Executive Evelio C. Torres wrote to administrators. We remain hopeful that a resolution will be found soon. Rev. Stephen Braddock, president and chief executive of the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, which helps the homeless, said the federalLonger the Obama-House standoff lasts, the less funding is availableGOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND IN THEY GOKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWMonroe County swimmers from three Florida Keys high schools launch into the backstroke leg of the girls medley relay, the opening race at Wednesdays Monroe County Championships held at Founders Park in Islamorada.Story, 1B N. Roosevelt traffic changesFour days earlier than planned, North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West today will have a new traffic pattern designed to help businesses along the road attract customers that have avoided them due to the traffic mess. When complete, the 2.9mile rebuild of North Roosevelt will include a new seawall bordered by a 20foot-wide landscaped promenade, four lanes of traffic each 11 feet wide, a 10-foot center turn lane and a sixfoot sidewalk on the business side of the road. The state Department of Transportation is paying $31.8 million of the $41.5 million cost. The city is putting in $4.3 million for a new sewer main and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is adding $5.4 million for a new water line. Up until now, the rebuild, which started in April 2012, had two lanes of incoming traffic from whats known as the Triangle at Roosevelt and U.S. 1. Thats hampered access to the businesses. After complaints from the merchants, DOTagreed to change the traffic pattern so that now, there will be two lanes coming in and one going out; the middle one will be considered a turn lane but officials hope it will be used as a through lane. When an incoming driver reaches Kennedy Drive, the middle inbound lane will become a left-turn-only lane onto Kennedy. Once past Kennedy on the way to Old Town, the right lane will remain inbound while the middle lane will be a center turn lane until Palm Avenue. When you get there, itllNew pattern is in place as of todayKEY WEST Key West photo by SEAN KINNEYNorth Roosevelt Boulevard is a mess due to reconstruction.The traffic pattern to make it easier to access businesses is expected to change today.Keynoter Staff By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgFor this couple, law kills purchaseMarathon residents Michelle Clinger and Rich Smith thought they finally found the house for them. The couple was set to close on a dry lot, preFIRM house in the Crane Point Hammock residential subdivision off 52nd Street until they received a pair of flood insurance quotes with staggering annual premiums of $9,500 and $13,000. Clinger, an attorney, and Smith, a flats fishing guide, have long been searching for a new home. Now that the prices are increasing, we knew it was now or never if we ever wanted to get a decent place in our range. We basically had to walk away from it, Clinger said. Situations like this are the direct result of astronomical rate increases from the Federal Emergency Management Agencys National Flood Insurance Program that took effect Oct. 1. Theyre part of the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. The law is aimed at stabilizing the NFIP, which has been running a $24 billion deficit since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, but its having immediately disastrous effects on a fragile real estate market.Almost every Keys homeowner with a mortgage has depended on subsidized NFIPrates for affordable flood coverage, but ownersThey were ready to buy,but then high rates hitBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFLOOD INSURANCESeafood fest funds are reinstatedThe Middle Keys District 3 Advisory Committee to the county Tourist Development Council relented on Wednesday, agreeing to reverse course and allocate the maximum $50,000 to the 2014 Original Marathon Seafood Festival.Despite TDC Director Harold Wheeler calling it irresponsible to do so, the subcommittee, meeting on Duck Key, overturned its Aug. 14 decision to allocate $30,000.The new vote was 6-1, with George Shattuck the lone dissenter. Board member Bernard Spinrad was absent and newly elected Chairman Sheldon Suga abstained because he sits on the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The chamber co-sponsors the popular annual event with the local chapter of the Organized Fishermen of Florida.The festival received $50,000 in 2012 and this year, but was downgraded in August largely because of new, stricter definitions between destination and turnkey events.Several board members said on Wednesday they consider the definitions ambiguous, but the main difference is that turnkey events are expected to generate a significant economic impact resulting in bed nights generated by the event attendees.In addition, money for destination events is restricted to advertisements or promotional items, while turnkey funding can be used for any eventrelated expense. The DAC stipulated its Seafood Festival allocation by requiring all $50,000 be spent on advertising and promotional items.In August, the board voted 5-3 against classifying the Seafood Fest as a turnkey event. That meant it could and did receive a maxi-$50,000 going to the areas main eventBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONSee Shutdown,2ASee Flood,2ASee Funding,2ASee Roosevelt,3A
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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 BRIEFSACA,more medical issues discussedThe Upper Keys League of Women Voters will host a panel on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Key Largo library meeting room (mile marker 101.4 oceanside in Trade Winds Plaza), to talk about Medicare, health-care reform, medical insurance, the Affordable Care Act and local ACAnavigators who are supposed to help people sign up for insurance under the ACA. Kim Romano will address WomanKind, a Lower Keys health provider, getting a navigator grant, the ACAand what services and information they will provide. Pam Martin with the Alliance for Aging will talk about Medicare and the open enrollment period for Part D prescription drug plans. Insurance agent Dixie Humelsine will talk about the marketplace exchange and companies providing insurance. For more information call Cathy at (954) 401-9946. mum $30,000 allocation. DAC3 members Shattuck, Vicki Tashjian, Wendy Hall, Ralph Lucignano and William Ehrhorn voted for the $30,000, not $50,000.The move did not sit well with Middle Keys residents, many of whom balked at the reducing funding for a signature local event while tripling funding for Key West-based Fantasy Fest from $10,000 to $30,000. The Fantasy Fest funding was a separate item that had no impact on the potential Seafood Festival allocation. But the blowback was enough for at least two of the boards nine members to request the item be reconsidered at Wednesdays DAC meeting at Hawks Cay.All but Shattuck voted to classify the Seafood Fest as turnkey and fund it $50,000 on Wednesday. Much of the discussion centered on the festival being held in March, the height of tourist season. Wheeler on several occasions noted he feels that $30,000 is more than enough to advertise it given the time of year. It is, to me, fully funded. Theres no question to me that this is a destination event, he said. At some point, we cant leave our common sense at the door. Were being asked to spend $50,000 on 21,000 people that are probably going to be there anyway, Shattuck said, referring to festival attendance. Ehrhorn called last months vote problematic because of the destination vs. turnkey debate and argued the validity of funding in-season events. I am absolutely convinced those distinctions are intended to skew the funding toward off-season events rather than in-season events and theres a logical inconsistency with that, he said. I dont know how long weve tested the assumption that in the absence of these important signature events that it has no effect on bed nights. Committee member Kelly McKinnon argued the importance of any DAC to fund in-district events. Its hard to explain how we funded Fantasy Fest as much as our premier event. We have to make sure were taking care of our events in our district, he said. The meeting turned contentious for a moment after Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, spoke out against allocating $50,000 for the Seafood Festival. Weinhofer said she Marathon chamber was perceived as initiating largescale negative feedback toward DAC members. She said shes never seen a DAC attacked in her eight years on the job. Dont just pass it off like the chamber wasnt involved in this chaos because thats insane, Wheeler said.DAC meeting gets heatedFrom Funding,1A of second homes and preFIRM houses are being hardest hit out of the gate.Pre-FIRM refers to houses built before January 1975, when FEMAs flood insurance rate map came into existence. Many of those homes, like the one Clinger and Smith were eyeing, are older and built at or below base flood elevation. Blowback from Florida officials was immediate, as Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson each called for a delay to the BiggertsWaters taking effect. The state of Mississippi has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the law.On Sept. 28, a law called the Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2013 (H.R. 3218) was introduced in Congress. Its co-sponsored by 11 Congress members from Florida, including current and former Keys U.S. Reps. Joe Garcia and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.Garcia said he several local leaders and homeowners came to me addressing their trepidations and that he wanted to take action to protect affected homeowners.Now that rate increases have been implemented, I hope people suffering their effects will continue to urge their representatives and senators to act, increasing support for legislation aimed at addressing these issues and thus, hopefully, pushing something through by public, nonpartisan demand, he said.That could be a tall order, though, as the federal government endures its second week of shutdown due to bitter partisan discord related to the Affordable Care Act, President Obamas signature accomplishment. The U.S. House wont vote to reopen the government unless the ACAis defunded.The average Keys mortgage holder had paid $650 to $1,000 per year for flood insurance, but insurance agents up and down the Keys are quoting new annual premiums as high as $43,000 per year depending on the type of house and its location.In the meantime, Clinger said she and Smith have an offer in on another a dry lot Duck Key Home. The fear is that flood insurance quotes could kill that deal, too.Im going to stay here; Im not a transient. This is where Im going to be and have children one day. Its hard when Im being priced out of the market, she said.Real impact seen from rate riseFrom Flood,1A government sequester had already triggered grant reductions. Now the shutdown creates more anxiety. Potentially impacted homeless-service providers in Monroe include Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, Samuels House, Catholic Charities, AIDS Help and MARC House, Braddock said in an e-mail. The shutdown will delay our reimbursement of expenditures under existing grants.As service providers, we are constantly being faced with having to do more and more with less and less. This is just not sustainable, Braddock said. Making life more difficult for the poorest people in the country is unnecessary and irresponsible.... Its just appalling.The Miami Herald reported Friday that state reports indicate federal assistance programs serving foster children, veterans programs, and smallto medium-sized school districts are all expected to be short of cash, beginning Oct. 14.While many in state government believe the state can withstand the impact of the federal government shutdown, the biggest hit could come if Congress refuses to extend the debt ceiling and cant pay its debts, the Herald reported.Among many other shutdown impacts on Monroe County, Tuesdays meeting of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuarys Advisory Council in Islamorada has been canceled.When the shutdown has ended, I will work to reschedule the meeting if that is possible, sanctuary Superintendent Sean Morton said in a statement.Losses imminent, nonprofits sayFrom Shutdown,1A Commercial stone-crab fishermen cross their fingers and hope the new season beginning Tuesday is not a repeat of the last season. Harvests for the sevenmonth season that ended in May plummeted to less than 1 million pounds statewide, according to preliminary estimates from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. That is about a third of the average season that produces around 3 million pounds of stone-crab claws. Stone crabs are returned to the water alive after legalsize claws are removed. Gary Graves of Marathons Keys Fisheries said the 2012-13 harvest was as bad as I can remember during my 45 years in the business.... Just bleak. Even with claw wholesale prices hitting a reported average of $12 per pound, the harvest generated just $10.9 million statewide, down from $25 million in the previous season. The Florida Keys typically produce about 40 percent of the statewide harvest of crab claws. Stone crabs rank behind only lobster in economic impact to the Keyscommercial fishing industry. About 1,000 people statewide are licensed to fish traps for stone crabs. The majority of commercial fishing is for lobster.The new season runs from Tuesday through May 15.Fishermen hoping for bg reboundON THE WATERStone crab season starts on TuesdayFull slate for commissionersSmelly canals, loud military jets, disputed sewer plans, pay raises and other contentious items could make for a long Monroe County Commission meeting Wednesday in Key West. Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. at the Harvey Government Center on Truman Avenue will hear an update on efforts to convince U.S. Navy officials to scale back plans to increase flight operations from Boca Chica Naval Air Station. Changes in operations could include more flights involving a new generation of louder jet aircraft. Local officials have expressed concern about noise and other effects. Commissioners also hear a report on revised healthinsurance programs for the county workforce. Under the countys self-insured plan, employees could be assessed more in monthly costs, a move not popular with staff. County Administrator Roman Gastesi will present his plan to allocate pay increases included in the countys new budget. Employees scoring below average on performance reviews could receive no increase, with some exceptionally rated workers earning up to a 5 percent raise. Staff designing a $5 million pilot program to test canal-restoration systems will recommend four Lower Keys canals and one in Key Largo for projects intended to improve water quality by increasing circulation or preventing weed buildup. Hundreds of canals were surveyed, with the five test sites selected to test different systems. As proposed, a weed barrier with weed removal would be used in the canal between Witter and Bailey Lanes on Big Pine Key. Weeds would be removed from a nearby canal Big Pines Avenue I and J. Aculvert to improve water flow would be installed at Boca Chica Road and Jay Lane on Geiger Key. The Sands Road-Hibiscus Drive Canal in Big Pines Whispering Pines would get a pump to improve circulation. ASexton Cove canal in Key Largo would be backfilled to lessen the water depth, which is expected to boost oxygen levels. County Mayor George Neugent plans to discuss adding more gravity sewer connections to the Cudjoe Regional wastewater system now being installed. Background material says installing gravity rather than grinder system likely would add less than $2 million to the overall cost, which is more than $140 million. Acontract to purchase the Rowells Marina property on Key Largo for $5 million will be presented by Gastesi. The new contract includes a due-diligence period for the county to prepare a business plan. County commissioners also will vote on a slate of tourism-related projects including fishing tournaments and cultural events funded by hotel taxes.They meet Wednesday in Key WestCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBoat crash injures womanAboating crash Wednesday in Tavernier Creek seriously injured a Key Largo woman who has Hollywood connections. Donya Fiorentino, 45, was piloting an 18-foot Maverick flats skiff that plowed into mangroves along the waterway that separates Key Largo and Plantation Key. Fiorentino, the only person aboard, was treated at Mariners Hospital for a head wound and other injuries before being flown by helicopter ambulance to a Miami hospital for additional care. Her condition at press time was not available.According to online biographies, Fiorentino is a professional photographer and former model who previously was married to renowned actor Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises and Harry Potter films), and to Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (Se7en and The Social Network).According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission accident report, Fiorentino was headed north on the borrowed boat toward Florida Bay when she approached a right-hand turn in the creek.She told FWC Investigator Bryan Fugate that she was cut off by another vessel and turned into the mangroves to avoid a collision.The accident took place around 1 p.m. FWC officers soon reached the crash site, leaving the scene of a government-shutdown protest by fishing guides that took place at nearby Cowpens Cut north of Plantation Key. No charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of the crash. Born in Key Largo, Fiorentino comes from a large family that includes her older sister, actress Linda Fiorentino. Donya Fiorentinos 2001 divorce from Oldman turned acrimonious and generated national tabloid headlines.Fiorentino no stranger to HollywoodTAVERNIERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Photo courtesy FWCA flats skiff operated by Donya Fiorentino of Key Largo crashed into mangroves off Tavernier Creek at midday Wednesday,leaving Fiorentino with a serious head injury.Keynoter Staff Subscriptions 743-5551
Guides take to waterforshutdownGuides of more than 100 boats anchored at the Cowpens Cut off Islamorada Wednesday to protest the federal government shutdown that made Florida Bay off limits to fishing and recreating hope theyre voices were heard by Congress. The closure has gone on for almost two weeks and put a tremendous burden on Keys backcountry light-tackle fishing guides. They rely on taking paying clients to the bay to target popular species like bonefish, redfish, snook and tarpon. Their customers come from all over the world to catch these fish, and the budget dispute between congressional Republicans and the Obama administration has eliminated more than 800 square miles of choice angling waters. The bay is part of the Everglades National Park, which like all 400 other national parks, is closed because of the partial government shutdown. This pretty much cuts the Keys off as far as backcountry fishing goes, said Capt Mike Bassett, owner of Born and Raised Flats & Backcountry Sport Fishing. We can still catch fish in other places, but its not what the customers want to do. Capt. Mark Johnson, owner of Florida Fun Fishing, has resorted to taking his clients further south, and has even gone fishing in the mainland freshwater canals to catch invasive peacock bass. Johnson said backcountry guides are some of the most conscientious stakeholders who use the bay, so he doesnt see the point in closing the park. We police ourselves, we are not a burden on the park, he said. Guides also pay $250 for an annual license that allows them to do business in the bay. The license helps pay for park rangers that the guides say they dont need around to do their jobs. We pay for the right to fish back there, and we see rangers maybe a half a dozen times a year, said Capt. Nick Stanczyk, a backcountry and offshore charter captain out of Bud N Marys Marina in Islamorada. Several guides interviewed at the protest said the National Park Service has upped enforcement efforts to the point that rangers are out in more numbers than they were before the shutdown. Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball said that is not true.Kimball said eight law enforcement rangers patrolled Florida Bay before the shutdown and eight patrol it now five in the Flamingo District and three in the Key Largo District.This is the same number of law enforcement rangers that were assigned to these two districts before the government shutdown, Kimball said.Allen Ethridge, the parks acting chief ranger, said that as of Tuesday the rangers had not issued a single citation or even a written warning.We want to do our best to keep a passive approach, Ethridge said. And so far everyone has been cordial and cooperative. So far so good. And at least what Im hearing from the rangers, so far there have been no repeat contacts.But guides who violate the closure could face a trespassing fine of up to $5,000, Bassett said. Johnson finds irony in that many guides last month took part in the Henry Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament. Proceeds from the September competition benefit the Everglades National Park. All this money the fishing community raises for the park, and we cant even use it, Johnson said. U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, whose congressional district runs from Kendall to Key West, sent a message to the guides from his Washington, D.C., office, calling the brinksmanship that resulted in the shutdown, dangerous games being played with the livelihoods of the American people. 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Outgoing from Old Town, the middle lane of North Roosevelt will be a left-turnonly lane into Sigsbee.The function of the middle lane changes through the length of the project, said Dean Walters, project spokesman for DOT.The work started Friday and was expected to last overnight. The Miami-based contractor is the DeMoya Group Inc. Five Key West Police Department officers and another five on stand by will help route traffic as needed. AFDOTreport for the week of Oct. 7 indicates the project is 64.6 percent complete, or 530 days out of a planned 820 for completion.Changover is fast-trackedFrom Roosevelt,1AISLAMORODA Photo by DAVID GOODHUEBoats fill Florida Bay Wednesday to illustrate their fishing grounds are closed due to the government shutdown.
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,October 12,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. This is the entrance station to Everglades National Park in November 1953. Now that the park is closed due to the government shutdown,so is fishing in Florida Bay,which is part of the park, financially hurting countless Florida Keys guides.Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALAll Americans lose with shutdownLETTERS TO THE EDITORGarcia embraces CubaIn Miami Herald reporter Mark Caputos recent article, he refers to U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia as being a member of Cuban exile leaders in Congress. In fact, Congressman Garcia is everything but that.Mr. Garcia finally won in his fourth attempt to get elected to anything by the magic of redistricting (gerrymandering), which gave him the least possible number of Cuban voters in his new district. Most Cubans know well what Mr. Garcia has stood for in his short career and have always handed him a handsome defeat in the past, even proving that President Obamas coattails were insufficient for Mr. Garcias entrance into Congress in 2008.As luck would have it, he finally slipped into Congress under a scandal that affected his rival in 2012.Mr. Garcias true greatest achievement in his short career is to successfully derail the Cuban American National Foundation after its creator, Jorge Mas Canosa, passed away years ago. In todays political climate, Mr. Garcia can be considered as the de-facto Cuban ambassador to the United States. His politics have been a continuous record of using human rights and civil liberties to defend the interests of Cubas Stalinist dictatorship, fully knowing that such rights have not existed in Cuba in more than half a century.Mr. Garcia is banking on a new wave of Cuban migrants and Cuban agents who arrive to these shores to solidify his tenure in Congress indefinitely and thus be able to continue doing the regimes work in Washington.Frank Resillez Key LargoSurgerys accessibleI was recently told I needed cataract surgery, which would involve trips to Miami. Well, while having breakfast with my neighbor, I told her about the surgery. She works at Fishermens Community Hospital in Marathon. She told me Dr. Paul Maurer from Key West goes to Fishermens and performs the surgery. I made an appointment with Dr. Maurer and after an exam of my eyes, we made an appointment for my surgery the following week. I had wonderful care from the staff, friends and neighbors in Marathon. No long ride, no tolls, no traffic, no fuss. Im thankful we have this available here in Marathon. Fay-Lynn Trachtman MarathonWe all subsidize insuranceAfter reading the Keynoter editorial regarding fighting the BiggertWaters flood insurance reforms, Id like to comment on your one-sided populist argument.Your reasons for objecting to the law from a local view all seem to be correct. Many homeowners will face large flood insurance premium increases, home values will fall and will be slower to sell. Realtors are now sounding the alarm and lawmakers who introduced the bill or voted for it are fielding political heat for their actions. Politicians who voted for this no brainer are now backtracking, looking for changes, delays or whatever to get political cover. Funny how those unintended consequences can swing around and bite you.Anyway, if we can get past the provincial view and deal with the economics of why this is happening, you might not agree with it if you feel it hurts you personally, but you might understand it better.People affected, have for quite some time, been paying less than what the actuarial risk-based premium should be. The shortfall has been backstopped by loans from the U S Treasury. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the debt stood at $18 billion. Since Superstorm Sandy, Congress has increased National Flood Insurance Program borrowing authority to $30.425 billion. Even with the reforms, it will be a long time, if ever, that these debts will be repaid.Keep in mind that money loaned from the treasury is not government money; it is taxpayer money. I wonder how people who have subsidized flood insurance would feel about subsidizing fire insurance for folks who choose to live in pine forests.On the state level, there is talk about getting private insurance companies back in the game. I cant say how that will work to lower premiums. Remember, the reason privates got out of the business in the first place was the risk of catastrophic losses, much the same reason as for windstorm insurance.I think it is reasonable to expect premium rates to go up substantially but hopefully the rate of increase can be mitigated.Jack Berrigan MarathonCivility should ruleMany of you have been following the event funding for the Original Marathon Seafood Festival the past two months.As many of you have rightfully been concerned with the initial outcome, I am happy to announce that at Wednesdays Tourist Development Council District Advisory Committee 3 meeting, the festival was funded at its original requested amount of $50,000, rather than the $30,000 it initially received.Unfortunately throughout this process, some hurtful and untrue things have been said publicly and privately via the infamous Coconut Telegraph. So lets get it out there and put an end to what is fictional versus fact. Fact: The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce reached out to our local representatives on the Monroe County Commission and Marathon City Council to help. We also did speak to local media outlets to inform our members, businesses and locals who are all affected by the festival so they were in the know about our event funding being reduced (initially).When we spoke, we highlighted the process being our main concern, not the individuals who voted one way or another. DAC 3 members only acted within the current framework that was established for funding. They were not in the position to vote outside of that. We commend our local DAC 3 members for their service, as they have to make tough decisions and do so on a voluntary basis. We have and will continue to say this, as its the truth.Fiction: The Marathon chamber never spoke of or advocated for/to anyone to personally attack or go after DAC 3 members. That type of action never accomplishes anything and only causes greater misinformation and unnecessary anguish for those making these difficult decisions.All DAC 3 members are good, upstanding citizens and business owners/leaders who dedicate their time and energies to helping Middle Keys tourism grow and thrive. While its impossible to make everyone happy, they try to make decisions by doing what each member believes is best for their community and, in this case, tourism in the Middle Keys.The Marathon chamber is saddened to hear that some of these DAC 3 members have received disturbing calls, remarks, etc. Passion is an amazing thing but its important we all use that passion appropriately. This entire situation was never meant to be, nor should be, a personal issue. As I said, its a process issue and we intend to try to work with the TDC and our DAC 3 board to work on how we can continue to improve the process. Daniel Samess, CEO Marathon chamberOur national treasures remain off limits as Congress does nilAmong the many casualties of the federal government shutdown are the nations 401 national parks, the people who work in them, the gateway communities that benefit from their existence and the millions of visitors left standing outside their locked gates. The financial repercussions are deep. In the Florida Keys, fishing guides are locked out of some of the best catch areas in Biscayne and Florida bays. Forget about the big Columbus Day weekend festivities at Biscayne National Park. The park is closed and visitors are warned to stay away. Motel and restaurant owners in South Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are feeling the effect. For them, fewer park visitors means fewer customers. All across the country, families have had to cancel vacations planned in national parks and refuges. School administrators have delayed student trips to federal sites, from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to Civil War battlefields from Pennsylvania to North Florida. Last year, 287 million people visited national parks and battlefields meaning there are a lot of disappointed people out there, many of whom will remember those locked gates come the next election.According to the National Parks Conservation Association, a recent poll shows that nine out of 10 Americans want and expect the federal government to keep national parks open, protected and adequately funded. The NPCAsays the government shutdown has actually made a bad situation worse for our national parks.Over the past three years, the National Park Service budget has been cut by 13 percent $315 million in todays dollars.The reductions have forced park superintendents to reduce services for visitors. New park road openings and other amenities have been delayed or deferred. Some visitor centers, picnic areas and campgrounds have been closed or have reduced hours and public access. Park maintenance has been cut back, meaning more costly repairs down the road. And that was before the shutdown, which furloughed 20,000 of the NPSs 23,000 employees. Only personnel needed for maintenance, fire responses and other emergencies are still on duty.Is this really how we want to treat our vast string of environmental jewels, our historical heritage? To first nickel and dime them into reduced circumstances and then, in a fit of Capitol Hill pique, shut them down altogether?When the last shutdown occurred in 1995, the sight of locked park gates stirred Americansire more than most other consequences. The perpetrators of this closing are risking the wrath of a public that wants the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial open to one and all.The entire House and Senate membership should be shamed by the lockout at facilities owned and paid for by U.S. taxpayers. The shutdown is depriving the public of many other vital services for example, the operations of the National Institutes of Health. The House has passed a few bills to fund some of these programs as recalcitrant members of Congress awaken to the horrible consequences of the shutdown, but thats no solution. The only way to provide relief is to reopen the government. All of it. Miami Herald City: Study not wantedThe Key West City Commission on Wednesday plans to make official in a letter to the feds that a majority of city residents dont want a study done on the effects of widening and dredging Key West Harbors main shipping channel. In an Oct. 1 referendum, city voters overwhelmingly said no to asking for the study, 74.54 percent to 24.46 percent, or 4,531 against to 1,630 in favor. Those in favor say a bigger channel would allow larger cruise ships to pay port calls. Commissioner Teri Johnston is sponsoring a resolution that, if approved, would transmit the results of the referendum to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which would do the study on the environmental and economic impacts of a bigger channel. The resolution reads in part: The City Commission does not want the [Corps] to undertake or commission future studies to consider the concept of widening the Key West main ship channel, regardless of potential funding sources.Wednesdays meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street.Commissioners are also scheduled to vote Wednesday on a second and binding reading of a law that would guide the addition of 910 residential building permit allocations to the Southernmost City.All of Monroe County is an Area of Critical State Concern, meaning development is tied to a 24-hour hurricane evacuation clearance time and overseen by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, formerly the Department of Community Affairs. Based on updates to land development regulations and the citys comprehensive plan, the DEO in June awarded 91 permit allocations annually for the next 10 years. Many of them are for market-rate housing. The city hadnt received new marketrate units since 1983. According to the pending law, award of new permits would be determined by the Planning Board following a staff review based on points and a ranking system. Also up for a vote Wednesday is a $22,622 budgeted expenditure to upgrade the modems in 42 of the citys 63 mid-block parking pay stations.Harbor dredge failed hugely in referendumBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTPermits ready but hotel stallsDeveloper Roger Masters is apparently in no hurry to pick up building permits for a planned Courtyard by Marriott in Old Town Marathon. The City Council raised concerns about the 95-room hotel project during a Planning Department report at Tuesdays Marathon City Council meeting.Planning Director George Garrett informed the council that final permits are ready to pull and have been for some time.Weve had communications with them multiple times a week pushing them, Garrett said. Theyve been able to pick up their permits for a month. City Manager Roger Hernstadt agreed and said Masters and partner Prime Hospitality Group have only themselves to blame for delays in seeing the hotel built. You all received calls saying we were holding them up. We completed everything we needed to complete and for the past month theyve been holding themselves up, he said. Last month, Spottswood Cos. got its final permits for its planned 125-room Hyatt at the former Faro Blanco Marine Resort, paying $254,000.Demolition, site cleanup and landscaping work have been under way since June, but with the permits now pulled, that means contractor Coastal Construction has the go ahead to start building.Masters said cost is not a problem for his permits $178,000. He also said we should be pulling permits next week. We should go vertical sometime in November.For Mastershotel, he and the city negotiated for some time regarding how much the fees would cost. In particular, there was disagreement on the number of equivalent dwelling units the hotel would be charged as part of the citywide sewer system. An equivalent dwelling unit, or EDU, refers to an estimated 167 gallons of water flow per day. Thats the number assigned to residential homes, but businesses have a larger impact on the system. EDUs are $4,730 each.The Marriott project was awarded 19 hotel room allocations doled out by the city in January. Marathon was awarded a pool of 100 new units by the state Cabinet last year.Developer: Well get them come next weekBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
Saturday,October 12,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Vote by Mail / Absentee Ballots Are Now Being Mailed.The elections office has started mailing the Vote by Mail Ballots for the November 5, 2013 City of Marathon election. If you requested to have a ballot mailed to you and have not received your ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections offices at 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. You may still request a Vote by Mail Ballot. For your request to be complete the following information is needed: the voters name, address, date of birth, address where the ballot should be mailed, and signature if the request is in writing. Please include your daytime phone with your request.You may call the office with your request at: 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. Email requests may be sent to email@example.com g Arequest foran absentee ballot to be mailed must be received priorto 5:00 p.m. October30, 2013. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections 530 Whitehead Street #101 Key West, Florida 33040-6577 Published Keynoter 10-12-13 NOTICE TO RE G ISTERED VOTERSPre-election test of the automatic tabulatin g equipment for the November 5, 2013 City of Marathon General Election, as required by Florida Statute 101.5612, will be held at the Marathon Government Center, BOCC room,2798 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, Fl, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections www .keys-elections.or g Published Keynoter 10-12-13 MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 146 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period September 28 October 5, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt 24 Jade Dr$449,000$429,000188Sun Source Realty/Michelle B ladesKey West R.E. Sales & Rentals/Chad Burtch 807 3rd St$250,000$250,00081Truman & Co/Terri SpottswoodSellstate Island Properties/Steven Eid 30060 Sandy Cir$299,999$299,999216Internet Realty of the Fla Keys/G. MaclarenColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoBig Pine Key 551 Elma Ave$289,000$287,50095Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessColdwell Banker Schmitt/Nira ToccoCudjoe Key 21585 Old State Rd 4a (1) $1,630,000$1,400,000420SBX Commercial Real Estate/Terry GarciaSingh Real Estate/Karen Headrick 701 Spanish Main Dr$321,667$303,000227Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer 701 Spanish Main Dr$79,000$70,00024Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsSchwartz Property Sales/Unknown Agent John Silver Ln (*) $89,000$85,00028Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen HaackColdwell Banker Schmitt/Karen Haack John Silver Ln (*) $89,000$85,00028Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen HaackColdwell Banker Schmitt/Karen HaackDuck Key 17 Sea View Ave (*) $75,000$70,000162American Caribbean R.E./Kristen BrennerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Carol BrennGrassy Key 272 Lime Ave$249,000$234,500118Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsCentury 21 Schwartz/Beverly DillonKey Colony 1001 Ocean Dr$499,000$435,000650American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas Century 21 Schwartz/Roger Cousineau 311 4th St$814,000$750,00051Century 21 Schwartz Realty/David LunsfordOutside Of MLS FKBR 11 7th St$400,000$400,0000American Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeAmerican Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeKey Largo 601 Jade Dr$305,000$285,0001750Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellShoreline Properties/Karol Marsden 794 Bostwick Dr$449,000$382,00073Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingIsland Equity Real Estate/Holly Hight 463 Bahia Honda Rd$249,000$245,00047Tropical Rlty of the Fla Keys/Wasmund, IvesMarr Properties/Lorie Leal 70 Oleander Dr$70,000$71,00041Century 21 Schwartz/Charity ReblColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren 1501 Ocean Bay Dr $599,000$590,00041Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Paul DickeyShoreline Properties/Ana ZaleskyKey West 1112 Southard St$825,000$825,00063Truman & Co./Roger EmmonsTruman & Co./Roger Emmons 2527 Flagler Ave$259,900$253,000413Realty Executives Fla Keys/James OliveTruman & Co./Terri Spottswood 1400 Sunset Dr$469,000$445,000249Truman & Co./Suzanne MooreTruman & Co./Suzanne Moore 3412 Eagle Ave$629,000$590,000247Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas MayberryTruman & Co./Lezlie Roark 504 Angela St (1) $750,000$750,000229Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis Skomp Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis Skomp 3305 Harriet Ave$230,000$230,000162Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 1128Von Phister St$499,000$495,000115Truman & Co./Roger EmmonsLast Key Realty/Christopher Santry 1608 Washington St$650,000$585,00067Cabana Realty/Charles LeeCabana Realty/Charles LeeLittle Torch Key 631 Carolyn Ave$299,000$299,000110Schwartz Property Sales/Garrett McAdamsSchwartz Property Sales/Derek NormanLong Key 121 Snapper Creek Dr$357,500$360,00076Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Charity ReblMarr Properties/Stephanie ClarkLower Matecumbe 105 Nautilus Dr (*) $180,000$153,000632Ocean Sotheby's International/Bill HartBayview Properties/Patricia Ketchum 101 Nautilus Dr Dr$549,999$530,000264Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Keller Porter TeamBayview Properties/Patricia KetchumMarathon 1200 73rd St$298,000$280,000277American Caribbean R.E./Stacie KidwellAmerican Caribbean R.E./Stacie Kidwell 1500 Overseas Hwy$559,000$488,000193American Caribbean R.E./Stacie KidwellA merican Caribbean R.E./Kathryn Rummery 5 125th St$139,900$141,000161Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne RueschKey Colony Beach Rlty/Marina Cala 109A Gulfwinds Ln$349,000$322,50092Century 21 Schwartz/Ben DanielsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne Ruesch 11600 1st Ave$519,000$495,00081Century 21 Schwartz/Ben DanielsCoco Plum Real Estate/Kelly Willey 65 Tingler Ln$499,000$489,00033American Caribbean R.E./Ginger Henderson American CaribbeanR.E./Karen RaspePlantation Key Lot18 BK 3 Bougainvillea St (*) $75,000$70,000446Marr Properties/Susan RecareyMarr Properties/Joy Martin 126 Palermo Dr$649,000$615,000364Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Porter Keller TeamC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Porter Keller TeamUpper Matecumbe Key 79901 Overseas Hwy$255,000$237,5001300Century 21 Schwartz/Jaye LaniganMoorings Realty/Rhonda Brewer 82909 Old Hwy$197,000$215,00061Default Realty Services/Debrah BennettDefault Realty Services/Debrah BennettVacant Lot (*) Commercial Lot (1) NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETIN G FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY FLORIDAKEYS MOSQUITO CONTROLDISTRICT 503 107th Street Marathon, Florida 33050 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 Re g ular Meetin g 10:00 a.m.The purpose of the Re g ular Meetin g is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues) and to receive reports on operational aspects of the or g anization.All a g endas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the A g enda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org. Published Keynoter 10-12-13 BusinessSingh likely purchasing Banana BayPritam Sin g h, whose company is responsible for rou g hly $1 billion worth of Keys real estate development, is rumored to have found his latest project. Accordin g to city of Marathon Plannin g Director Geor g e Garrett, Sin g h is under contract alon g with secondary investors to purchase Banana Bay Resort & Marina near mile marker 49.5 bayside.Accordin g to the Monroe County Property Appraisers Office, Banana Bay is owned by OB Copperhead LLC from Lafayette, Fla., northwest of Gainesville, and was assessed in 2013 at $4.91 million. Its a 10-acre parcel with 61 rooms, 34 boat slips and various amenities, includin g a pool and conference room.Pritam and his team came down and sat down in my office. They have an a g reement to purchase and my understandin g is it will [finalize] some time in November, Garrett said. Contacted by the Keynoter Sin g h said he is neither willin g to confirm or deny his involvement in purchasin g Banana Bay. Garrett said he was told that Sin g hs team has desi g ns on tearin g down the existin g hotel and doublin g the number of rooms to 122. Doublin g Banana Bays size would take some doin g as hotel room allocations are not readily available in the city of Marathon. The state Department of Economic Opportunity oversees development here because the Keys are an Area of Critical State Concern. Hotel units must be existin g property ri g hts or purchased and transferred to that property. They could also come from an available pool awarded by the state Cabinet in January. The Cabinet allotted the city 100 new units, as well as the ri g ht to borrow forward 100 more from its 24 annual market-rate allocations. The City Council awarded the first 65 units last year to four properties, includin g Sin g hs Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon. Garrett said Sin g hs team is eyein g rou g hly 20 available units at a former Grassy Key mobile home park called Trailers by the Sea. Its located near mile marker 58. Theyre g ettin g their own units over and above how many theyd ask for from us. I know theyve put some money on units around town, presumably to put on there, Garrett said.Durin g the housin g boom of the late 1990s, Sin g h built Tranquility Bay, Indi g o Reef and the Boat House in Marathon. Hes in the middle of buildin g a 96-unit hotel in Key West, where he also developed Truman Annex and the Parrot Key Hotel and Resort.In addition, he is rehabbin g the former Oceanside Marina on Stock Island. He bou g ht it from BB&Tbank earlier this year for $5 million.Marathon hotel would be razed, then rebuiltBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comREAL ESTATE Centennial Bank in Key Largo on Wednesday hosted the first-,secondand third-grade classes from Island Christian School in Islamorada to learn about the banking industry. They toured the vault and worked the drive-through canister control,among other things.CAREER OPTION BUSINESS BRIEFSIts 40 years for Fishermens RobbinsCharlotte Robbins has just marked 40 years of employment at Fishermens Community Hospital in Marathon.She be g an her career there on Oct. 18, 1973, and works in the food service department. She was born in Key West and moved to Marathon in second g rade, where she attended what was then called Grace Jones Elementary School, founded by her g randmother in 1958. Its now a day-care center.Gaddis designated enrolled agentJerry Gaddis, chief executive of Tropical Tax Solutions in Key Lar g o, has earned the desi g nation of Fellow from the National Association of Enrolled A g ents, a Washin g ton, D.C., trade g roup.Gaddis completed three levels of the National Tax Practice Institute to earn the award. The course covers examinations, audits, collections and appeals, best practices and role-playin g .Enrolled a g ents are the only federally authorized tax practitioners with unlimited ri g hts of representation before the IRS, accordin g to the NAEA.Rabito-Show joins realty companyKim Rabito-Show has joined American Caribbean Real Estate-Middle and Lower Keys as a sales associate.Rabito-Show is a native resident of Marathon with twin boys. Before g ettin g her real estate license, she worked in bankin g for more than 11 years. The firm has offices in Marathon and on Ramrod Key.Athena Award nominations dueThe Key West Chamber of Commerce is acceptin g applications for its annual Athena Award to honor a woman who exemplifies leadership in her profession.The Athena Award is part of a national awards pro g ram.To receive a nomination form, contact Kerry Baker at 294-2587 or via e-mail at kbaker@keywestchamber .or g The deadline to submit a nomination is Nov. 20. ROBBINS GADDIS RABITO-SHOW
The Marathon City Council wants to memorialize its desire to play nice at the conclusion of its twicemonthly meetings. The council unanimously approved a motion by Councilman Chris Bull on Tuesday to make it a written rule, as opposed to unwritten, that closing council comments never include substantive items. Council members typically take a brief moment to say goodnight and talk about community events or other innocuous topics at the conclusion of meetings. But Councilman Dick Ramsay broke the unspoken rule at the end of the Sept. 10 meeting, using his time to express concerns with City Manager Roger Hernstadts accelerated timetable to construct a city hall. Common practice with substantive items would be to agenda a discussion, but Ramsay said he received a letter from the citys lead architect, William Horn, just that day. The letter basically said the city is rushing a final design and that it would cost the city money down the line. Mayor Mike Cinque took exception to Ramsay and Bull talking about the project during closing comments. He eventually and somewhat angrily adjourned the meeting before Bull could get an answer from staff about scheduling a special meeting to discuss building a city hall. The city now operates out of trailers. The council discussed doing away with council comments completely at its Sept. 24 meeting, but put off a vote because Bull was absent from that meeting.If we cant make a decision amongst us, as adults, then get rid of it. I think its great to have but it was never meant as a response to citizenscomments or a substantive item, Councilwoman Ginger Snead said.Bull said he feels council comments are a positive way to close what can at times be a contentious meeting. About halfway through his first semester, Cory Oliver is settling into his role as principal of the small Stock Island public charter high school Key West Collegiate Academy. Oliver is the schools seventh principal since it opened in August 2011. Key West Collegiates board president, Todd German, described Oliver, who has a drum set in his office, as non-traditional. I think hes really done a great job out there. Key West-based Vice Chairman of the Florida Board of Education John Padget, a proponent of charter schools, echoed Germans sentiments saying, The atmosphere is engaging.Oliver moved from a job serving as a teacher and administrator at Somerset Academy in Broward County. Charter school management company Academica runs Somerset, Collegiate and about 60 other schools in South Florida.In a letter to school parents, Oliver said his five years with Academica have emphasized a focus on achievement and education. We believe each student can achieve, and should achieve with their unique learning style. The culture here at Key West Collegiate Academy is so valuable to our success. Students here are all welcome and should enjoy being themselves. We welcome everyone for who they are and we leave the drama at the door.Oliver replaces Chris Plantada, who replaced Marianella Mesa, both from mainland Academica schools. Just before Christmas last year, then-Principal Adri Stewart, 30, shot herself at the Pembroke Gun and Range on Southwest 19th Street in Pembroke Park, a shock to the schools community. When the school opened in August 2011, Debra Remsen was the principal. Open feuding with the five-member board, which has turned over several times, marked her tenure, which ended with a demand for her resignation.Ashley Roberts succeeded Remsen and resigned not once but twice, citing, as Remsen did before her, micromanagement by parents sitting on the board.Jennifer Cleaver filled in between Roberts and Stewart.In the aftermath, Academica came into the picture. Founded in 1999, the company operates schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, plus schools in California, Texas, Nevada, Utah and Georgia.Academica President Fernando Zulueta was in Key West earlier this month for a workshop hosted by the national Experiment in International Living program for students who participated in a threeweek summer study abroad.He acknowledged that Collegiates problems with leadership and low enrollment are unique to the Academica system but said the schools now in a better position.Under Oliver, Weve stabilized things at Collegiate. The next step is to grow our enrollment. The company charges $450 per student, but is deferring the fee for Collegiate, for which it has set an enrollment goal of 100 students. Since its opening, enrollment has fluctuated between 40 and 50 students. 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Chartergets 7th principalThats since its opening in August 2011By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSCouncil codifying meeting ruleNo substantive issues can be discussed at endBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON NEWS BRIEFS$40,000 bond for loaded guns incidentWhat started out as a feud when they were kids resulted in the Tuesday arrest of a Tavernier man who reportedly pointed two handguns at another man and threatened to kill him.The victim, 26, told Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies he and a friend were standing in front of the Blue Water Apartments on Oleander Drive in Tavernier at 2 p.m. when Kyle Hogan, 28, sped by in a car, almost hitting him. He said he yelled at Hogan to slow down and that Hogan did a U-turn; the two men had words.Then Hogan left but returned a short time later, deputies said. They said he pulled out a handgun, racked the slide on it and pointed it at the victim. The victim said he was afraid, so he pulled a chain out of the trunk of his friends car. Hogan then reportedly pulled out a second gun and threatened to kill him a second time. Just then, Deputy Sever Hustad pulled onto the street in his patrol car. The victim flagged him down and told him what happened, pointing out Hogans car as it sped away. He was pulled over. Two loaded handguns were in the glove compartment.Hogan, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, is being held on $20,000 bond.The victim and Hogan apparently havent gotten along since they were children. The complete Florida Keys news and information source. THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,OCTOBER 12,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 7B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL|(305) 289-2038 HOT! HOT! NEW! Coastal Furniture Lamps Artwork Accessories Claw your way to the top Stone crab season starts this coming week,and that means its time for the Middle Keysstone crab claw eating competition,which this year has a team challenge.Story, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Ghouls come out throughout the islandsQuirky and laidback yearround, the Florida Keys turn to mischievous mayhem on Halloween. Hauntings and other events take place throughout the island chain from Key Largo to Key West.Key LargoDivers can earn prizes for creating the most horrific jack-o-lantern during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19. Hosted by Amy Slates Amoray Dive Resort, mile marker 104.5 bayside in Key Largo, the contest is open to all certified scuba divers. Buddy teams each receive a hollowed-out pumpkin to turn into a scary creation. The fee is $85 per diver for the two-tank, two-location dive, and teams are encouraged to sign up early since space is limited. For details, www .visitamoray.com or call (800) 426-6729.IslamoradaHowl and squeal with gusto during the free, onand off-the-water excitement of Haunted Robbies (mile marker 77.5 bayside) set for Oct. 17. The marina is to host a 5:30 to 7 p.m. show for costumed ghouls ages 12 and under. Attractions include a kidscorner, candy, food and refreshments. Starting at 7 p.m. the excitement amps up for older spirits with canal rides, a scary maze haunted by ghostly pirates and denizens of neighboring Indian Key, food, wine tastings and more. Visit www.robbies.com or call 664-8070. Also in Islamorada, the History of Diving Museum is hosting a Halloween event on Oct. 31, when families can go to trick-or-treat through the museum while characters from diving history will be there to meet them. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to come in costume and bring a treat bag. The museum is at mile marker 83. To find out more, call 664-9737.MarathonFor Halloween happenings in the Middle Keys, venture into Crane Point Museum and Nature Centers Haunted Hammock, inhabited by ghosts, ghouls and pirates starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 31.The beautiful 63-acre Crane Point Hammock, mile marker 50.5 bayside, turns into a spooky haunted habitat. Geared toward youngsters age 12 and under, the fright-filled fun is free to the public. Visit www.crane point.net or call 743-3900.Also Oct. 31, costumed goblins and ghouls can trick or treat at Marathons outdoor Gulfside Village shopping plaza, 5800 Overseas Highway. The annual community Halloween party is open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with refreshments and treats for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy. Additionally, the Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is holding what it calls Halloween Art in the Park on Oct. 19 at the Marathon Community Park main pavilion. It runs from 9 to11 a.m. and no advanced registration is needed.Any child who wants to make Halloween arts and crafts is welcome. Cost is $5 to cover materials. For more information, call 743-6598.Key WestThe annual haunting of Fort Zachary Taylor, a Civil War-era fort beside Key Wests Atlantic Ocean shore has live shows set for Oct. 18 to 20, 24 to 25, 27 and 30 and 31.Those attending are encour-Fright nights, kids events among the funHALLOWEENUnderwater pumpkin carving has become an Upper Keys tradition this time of year. See Halloween,2BMany named county champsCoral Shores High swimmers won half the races at Wednesdays Monroe County Championships meet in Islamorada but Key West High School earned team-points honors. Marathon High School and Island Christian School also saw their aquatic athletes take Keys crowns for individual races. The Hurricanes won county championships in 12 of 23 events contested at the Founders Park pool six each on both the girls and boys ledger. We had season-best times almost across the board. That was exciting and kind of surprising, Cane head coach Jon Olsen said. It was the best weve looked all year, which means things are coming together at the right time. Key West won six events, three each for the boys and girls teams. With a larger squad, the Conchs put more swimmers in scoring position behind the winners. In the boys 200-yard freestyle, for example, Coral Shores and Marathon each had one swimmer scoring points. Key West had four. Raul Cisneros, Island Christians entire swim squad, put 18 team points on the board for the Eagles. The junior is now the county champ in the boys 100freestyle (59.32 seconds) and 100-backstroke (1:06.9). Coral Shores senior Andrew Jones volunteered to swim two races [500freestyle and 200-individual medley] that are not very popular and won them both, Olsen said. Andrew really stepped up. Evin Zekthi, a mainstay of the Cane boys team, dominated the boys 200-freestyle (1:49.28) and the 100-butterfly (55.17). Jones and Zekthi teamedFour schools hit the pool in IslamoradaPREP SWIMMINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores senior Katharine Hamer churns through water at Founders Park on the way to her victory in the girls 100-yard butterfly race Wednesday at the Monroe County Championship Meet in Islamorada.Hurricanes won 12 of 23 events but Key West High School took the team points crown on both boys and girls side.Dolphins overpowerConchsKey West High won the first act in glorious fashion, but in the end it was Marathon, led by the only jump server on the court, that stole the show in Tuesday nights prime-time volleyball match at the Bobby Menendez Gym.The Dolphins prevailed, 23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-11, to spoil the Conchssenior night.Key West hadnt won a game, let alone a match, on its home court all season, but seniors Ryann Appleby, Breanna Johnson, Cheyenne Peppers, Sydni Swanson and Kayla Carmona were out to change that. At 23-23 in the opener, Appleby served an ace that hit the top of the net and dropped to the floor. The DolphinsJohnNisha Qualls then shot wide, and the Conchs celebrated.Marathon regrouped quickly in the second game behind Katie Popejoy, a sophomore transfer from Austin, Texas. Standing behind the end line, she would toss the ball high, do a little hop and then, with ponytail flying, jump high to smash the ball on a downward trajectory. More often than not, the serve proved unreturnable.Popejoy got plenty of help from Sydney Konrath, who had three kills in the second game, and Qualls, who scored with smashes and tips and also blocked a shot by Appleby.Popejoy leads, Qualls,Konrath, Roney also strongBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP VOLLEYBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEMarathons Katie Popejoy (foreground) goes up for a kill during Tuesdays match with Key West.See Volleyball,10BSee Swimming,10B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,October 12,2013 THETIMEISNOWBecome a non-smoker or lose weight ONLY $125.00 11400 Overseas Hwy.#203 Marathon 289-20083706 B N.Roosevelt Blvd.Key West 294-1277Timothy Kelly,LCSW HypnotistMember of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis 11050 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL33050 5 125th Street Marathon 109AGulfwinds Lane Marathon Congratulations to the new owners of these two properties! Are you looking to buy, sell orinvest in the Florida Keys? Call The Reliable Professionals TODAY!Lea & Dave RueschThe Reliable Professionals(305) 393-1843 NOTICE OFMEETING FOR THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARDAPARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, 6:00 PM, at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., 2ndFloor, BOCC Chambers, Key West, Monroe County, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at(305) 292-4432 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability, who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 10/12/13, 10/16/13 & 10/19/13 Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forOctober2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: City Hall Offices Closed (Columbus Day)10/14/13 Canvassing Board Meeting10/15/1311:00amMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. (Testing of the Tabulation Equipment) Community Advisory Task Force (CDBG)10/15/1311:30amMarathon City Hall, 9805 Overseas Hwy. Meeting Community Image Advisory Board Meeting10/15/134:00 pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting10/17/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Splash Park Meeting10/17/13 Immediately following Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting City Council Meeting10/22/135:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy.Community CPR/AED Class10/24/139:00am-1:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring specia l accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 10/09/13hpPublished Keynoter 10-12-13 Stone crab claws dont have a chanceStone crab season opens Tuesday, settin g the sta g e for the third annual Stone Crab Claw Eatin g Contest in Marathon.The event is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Keys Fisheries Market and Marina at 35th Street bayside in Marathon. Proceeds from the team challen g e new this year will benefit the Dolphin Research Centers education pro g rams.The individual consumption competition is scheduled to be g in at 1 p.m. The team challen g e will be g in immediately followin g All entrants must re g ister and be present by noon the day of the event. Awards will be g iven in both the individual and team challen g e cate g ories for first, second and third place. All team contestants will receive a Dolphin Research Center pass for two. The contest is open to amateur eaters only.Teams will consist of two participants who will partner to crack and eat 25 stone crab claws, pickin g them completely clean in the fastest time. Althou g h they are provided with shell crackers, entrants can g ently smack the shell with the back of a lar g e spoon amon g Keys locals, the secret tool for claw crackin g To re g ister for the team challen g e or make a donation, visit any of the nine Capital Bank locations in the Keys durin g normal business hours. The team entry fee is $100. Contestants must be at least 18.For more information, visit www.keysfisheries .com .Eating contest this year has team challengeMARATHONLivi n g s u s tai n ably i sn t toughHow hard is it to live a sustainably g uided life? I strive to live such a life but havent always been that way.When I moved to the U.S. from En g land many years a g o, I discovered Ziploc ba g s and couldnt g et enou g h of them. They sealed, came in different sizes and they were so convenient. Then I succumbed to the paper towel.At first, I thou g ht it was wasteful and felt a dish towel was perfectly adequate. Over time, that chan g ed and I became a bi g user of paper towels. Picnics and trips to the beach were made easy with plastic forks, plates and cups and plastic bottled water. In the supermarket, I was entranced by the cheap prices of steak. In En g land, the meat prices were much hi g her and the portions smaller.Then over time I realized there was a price for all this convenience and cheap food. Oil used to make plastic products is a nonrenewable resource in limited supply and the demand for it is a continuin g cause of conflict. Aluminum is expensive to mine and also in limited supply. Producin g lar g e quantities of food and a g riculture to sell at low prices requires vast quantities of chemicals and environmentally questionable farmin g techniques to meet the demand. The sin g le-use product a straw, plastic ba g bottle, plate, fork started to seem so unsustainable and wasteful. Seein g plastic bottles and cans litterin g beaches, bushes, man g roves and floatin g in canals was upsettin g I read about the potential health hazards of BPAin plastic containers. I became more aware of the cycle of consumption and the consequences of that. So I started chan g in g a few habits. As a bi g recycler, I came full circle by purchasin g recycled paper products for the kitchen and bathroom. In the kitchen, I have paper towels but my husband and I use dish towels to dry hands and dishes and old T-shirts for bi gg er cleanin g jobs.I have replaced most of my plastic containers with g lass and use them as much as possible in place of Ziploc ba g s for the frid g e, freezer and packed lunches. I havent eliminated Ziploc ba g s but I use them sparin g ly and reuse if possible. We use our stainless-steel water bottles for road trips or boat outin g s. But sometimes this isnt an option when we are not at home.At the store, I use my reusable ba g s. I recently invested in a reusable insulated ba g with zipper top that has become my favorite shoppin g ba g Flowers Construction g ave me a very handy ba g that folds into itself to the size of a lar g e g olf ball to put in my purse. Elena Muratori, a reader from Key Lar g o, takes her reusable plate, cup, silverware, linen napkin and tog o containers to pot-luck dinners and picnics. I was very impressed.As for our food, I have subscribed to this comin g seasons CSAfrom Redland Or g anics. I will try my hand a g ain at g rowin g g reens, tomatoes and peppers and will dive into a new batch of recipes usin g more ve g etables and less meat and, whenever possible, or g anic and hormone-free. My husband and I have certainly seen a connection between what we eat and how we feel. I doubt I can eliminate sin g le-use products but strive to reduce my use of them. When I can, I will choose the sustainably produced product instead of the one from nonrenewable resources. Its not perfect but each chan g e is a step toward a sustainably g uided life. S h irley Gu n is a member of t h e Keyswide n o n profit Gree n Livi n g & E n ergy Educatio n S h e ca n be reac h ed at S h irleyGLEE@ comcast. n et.It just takes getting used to changesGREEN LIVINGThis is produce from the writers organic buying club. Shirley Gun GreenLiving Come visit our online photo g a lleries a nd submit your own a t www.KeysNet.com/Photos a g ed to don devilish costumes Oct. 19 for the Vampires Ball be g innin g at 8 p.m., and tricks and treats for the little ones are planned for Kids Day, scheduled 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Ghost-seekers can access Fort Taylor and its surroundin g state park from an entrance on Southard Street past Thomas Street. Kids Day entry is free with park admission.Admission to the hauntin g is $13 per adult, $10 for military personnel, $8 for kids and free for children under a g e 5. Hours are 8 to 11 p.m. (midni g ht on Halloween). Learn more at www.hauntedkeywestfort.com.Fort Zach gets hauntedFrom Halloween,1B LIVING BRIEFSVisit the animals Sunday afternoonThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm is open Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Brin g the family and visit the animals, includin g horses, a cow, pi g s, g oats, bunnies, alli g ators, tropical birds, a kinkajou, sloths, a lemur, an emu, Pata g onian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. There is no admission char g e. Also, mark your calendars because the Animal Farm will celebrate Halloween on Oct. 27 1 to 3 p.m. Wear a Halloween costume. The farm is just off Colle g e Road on Stock Island at the Sheriffs Office headquarters. Groups can schedule tours by callin g 293-7300.Little Mermaid auditions TuesdayAuditions for the Keys Kids production of Disneys The Little Mermaid are planned for the Key West Hi g h School auditorium on Tuesday. Auditions are at 5 p.m. for kids in g rades one throu g h three, 5 p.m. Oct. 16 for g rades for and five, and 5 p.m. Oct. 7 for g rades six throu g h to. The show is planned for Dec. 5 to 8. To find out more, send an e-mail to nora.revelin @keysschools.com or call 293-1609, Ext. 51316.Childrens event set for WednesdayEducator, entertainer and childrens author Elizabeth Moore will present whats called a Little Sprouts Nature Pro g ram at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, mile marker 50 bayside in Marathon, on Wednesday. The theme is Oran g e is the Color of October. The pro g ram is desi g ned as a parent-child event for 2and 3year olds and runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The pro g ram consists of a story or poem readin g time, arts and crafts and outdoor activities. Participants should come dressed for outdoor play and indoor crafts, and should wear closed-toe shoes. Cost is $5 per child and is limited to the first 15 children who si g n up. For further information call Moore at 394-1457 or Crane Point at 743-3900.Botanical group meets on ThursdayThe Bi g Pine Botanical Society has its first meetin g of the season on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church, 1250 Key Deer Blvd.The speaker is Patrick Garvey, who has worked two years with Carrfour Supportive Housin g s Verde Gardens Pro g ram in Homestead, a housin g pro g ram for families with disabilities that is connected to a 22-acre farm.
Saturday,October 12,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos Xiomy,a loggerhead sea turtle rescued off Islamorada on July 29,is being released back into the ocean at 5 p.m.Sunday at Sombrero Beach in Marathon.Xiomy was found in an Islamorada canal frequently looking as though she was struggling and weak when swimming and coming up to the surface for air.After being brought to the Turtle Hospital,algae growth was cleaned off Xiomys shell and the reason for her struggling was revealed:She suffered a severe prop wound from a boat.Xiomy was treated with natural honey for her wounds,along with antibiotics,vitamins,squid,fish and lobster.Xiomy is healthy again and ready to return to the water.TURTLE RELEASE SUNDAY Performance space coastingWhats called Coast, the Lower Keysnewest creative community and workspace, plans to kick off its new monthly concert series, Coast Vibrations, on Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at its space at 6404 Front St. on Stock Island. Coast Vibrations will be an ongoing series dedicated to showcasing local musicians and bands in an intimate and authentic setting. Weve had a few great gatherings since we opened our doors in June, with music and atmosphere being key ingredients for those successes, founder Billy Kearins said. So we decided to stick with what works and to make it a regular affair that people can look forward to each month. This month has the added benefit of the costume and theme party due to its proximity to the festivals in the days that follow. The concert event is being billed as the unofficial first stop on the fall festival agenda with Goombay starting in Bahama Village in Key West the following day. The Love Lane Gang headlines the show, but anyone wanting to play on stage is welcome to bring his or her instrument for open mic sessions between sets. The theme for the evening is late-1960s surf and those attending are encouraged to dress the part. Prizes for best costume relating to the theme will be awarded and period surf films will play on an outdoor screen.STOCK ISLAND LIVING BRIEFS33rd Street cleanup setThe Monroe Sheriffs Office and community partners will join together on Oct. 19 to give the area of 33rd Street in Marathon a facelift. The Marathon Recreation Center needs paint and a fence needs straightening. Curbs and parking lines at Stanley Switlik Elementary School need painting, signs need straightening and benches need power washing. The Jaycees building needs grass cut and trees trimmedTo help, just show up. Bring old brushes, rollers and paint trays if you have any. The cleanup will start at 8 a.m.Mexican Madness at the legionThe American Legion Auxiliary in Marathon is holding what it calls Mexican Madness, an event set for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the legion, mile marker 48.5 oceanside.There will be food, entertainment, an auction, games, salsa-tasting contest and more. Cost is $10. Call 743-4873 for tickets.Scholarships are availableFlorida Keys Community College is now accepting scholarship applications from prospective and current students for the spring term that begins Jan. 10.Scholarship descriptions and criteria can be viewed at www.fkcc.edu. Applications are to be submitted online by Nov. 3. There is no limit to the number of scholarships for which a student can apply or be awarded. Contact the college foundation at foundation@fkcc .edu or 809-3281.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,October 12,2013 PET MASQUERADEStacy Czerwinski and her dog Isabella, dressed as hammerhead sharks, competed in last years Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade, held every year at the Casa Marina Resort in Key West. (Rob ONeal/Florida Keys News Bureau)Costumes rule the week at Fantasy FestFantasy Fest is right around the corner with the Goombay Festival kicking things off on Friday, October 18. While the main theme is Superheroes, Villains and Beyond, the ten-day Halloween/Mardis Gras mash-up warrants multiple costumes. For Fantasy Fest veterans, this just means pulling their big box of outfits out of storage and shaking off the dust. For the uninitiated (or those who have simply procrastinated), here are some tips for creating costumes in style. When planning, remember that there are at least 50 official events with their own themes like Captain Tonys Party in Plaid, Sloppy Joes Toga Party and the Rum Barrels Pirate Bash. Dozens of other non-official parties pop up each year such as the Zombie Bike Ride and Tutu Tuesday. Youll even need an outfit for your feline and canine companions for the Pet Masquerade and Parade at Casa Marina Resort. Alittle effort may reap great rewards, as many of these events offer cash prizes for the best ensembles. Since temperatures in Key West will still be in the 80s, less is more. Add in crowds that steadily grow throughout the week and the sweat factor keeps rising. By the day of the Captain Morgan Parade, expect to be rubbing elbows, literally, with estimates as high as 60,000 participants and spectators expected on Duval Street. Just a few of the things that dont mix well with perspiration: water-based paint and double-stick tape. While outright nudity is not allowed, you really cant be too risqu. Body paint is de rigueur, and some of the top artists in the world travel to Fantasy Fest for the week. Research online, and go through their portfolios. It helps to send them your art design ideas and body type, and make an appointment in advance. If body paint has turned your breasts into a work of art, you can only show your canvas in the designated Fantasy Zone. Bring a simple cover-up thats easy to throw on and off. There are families living in Old Town, wholl appreciate your discretion. Keep in mind that restaurants may also ask you to put your assets away. Festival organizers set up the Fantasy Zone on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. It runs down Duval Street from Front to South Streets and intersecting cross streets to Simonton and Whitehead Streets. Pink caution tape marks the zone boundaries. If you are showing a lot of skin, consider wearing a maskpreferably one you can drink in. In this digital age where photos and videos go viral, think about protecting your identity. Do you really want to be tagged on Facebook later? Constructing a more elaborate costume? Remember that bulkier outfits make it harder to walk through the crowds. Make sure you can easily drink, access your wallet and use the restroom. Revelers have even been known to include cup holders and battery-operated fans in their ensembles. Are you planning to carry cash inside a sweaty item of clothing? Be kind to the bartenders, and wrap the money in a Ziploc bag. Whatever your outfit, wear comfortable shoes. Youre going to cover a lot of ground during the festival, so avoid high heels. You could end up with your feet hurting all night, and its not safe to go barefoot. Shopping for costumes is easy at shops like Fairvilla Megastore (fairvilla.com), a Fantasy Fest sponsor, which is open year-round. While they do sell adult items in the back, they also have an extensive selection of masks, head pieces, accessories and themed costumes from pirate wench to princess. Each Fall, Fantasy Costumes opens in Searstown (305-294-1852). Theyre stocked with all the body parts, scars and blood youll need for the Zombie Bike Ride, as well as a rainbow of tutus for Tutu Tuesday. In the Upper Keys, Kmart is the go-to spot for their surprisingly large section of Halloween gear. Lions Lair Swimwear in Islamorada carries a more upscale collection of masquerade masks, hosiery and corsets along with complete costumes from mermaids to superheroes. Local thrift stores are also full of hidden treasures, but youll have to hunt for them. If you wait until the very last minute, you might get lucky at some of the pop up costume shops like Outer Space (outerspacekey west.com). Only open October 25-27, this outdoor garden will bring together Silver Key Lingerie, Where the Weird Go Pro and a body painting/makeup artist. For more information, visit fantasyfest.com.Even pets dress up for showpiece events, parades FANTASY FESTBy CLAUDIA MILLERLAttitudes Contributor A woman, escorted by 'jellyfish,' spoofs marathon swimmer Diana Nyad's Cuba to Florida swim in 2011. Two years later, a triumphant Nyad is Grand Marshal at the 2013 parade, which will be held Oct. 26. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau) A masked reveler joins the throngs at last years Fantasy Fest events, which had an aquatic theme. This year, expect to see lots of superhero costumes in keeping with the 2013 theme: Super Heroes, Villains... & Beyond.(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau) Tonya Feit, dressed as a mermaid, holds Chihuahua scuba diver Mister Hefner on stage during last years Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade. (Carol Tedesco/Flori da Keys News Bureau)
Saturday,October 12,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. CaptainPhillips (PG-13): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 pm Machete Kills (R) 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 10:15 p.m. Gravity (PG-13).1:40, 4:40, 7:40. and 10:30 p.m. Runner, Runner (R) 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, and10:05 p.m. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)1:20,4:20, 7:20, and 10:20 p.m. Prisoners (R).1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Enough Said (PG-13): 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:20 p.m. Romeo & Juliet (PG-13):, 1:45,4:10, 6:25, and 8:45 p.m. Salinger (PG-13): 1:30 and 6:20 p.m. Don Jon (R): 2:15, 4:30, 6:35, and 8:35 p.m. Lee DanielsThe Butler ( PG-13 ) : 3:50 and 8:50 p.mMarathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 Pacific Rim (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:15 p.mTavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 CaptainPhillips (PG-13): 1:00, 3:55, 6:50 and 9:45 pm Runner, Runner (R): 2:05, 4:30, 7:20 and 9:40 pm Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG).1:40, 4:05, 6:55 and 9:20 p.m. Gravity 3D (PG-13).1:50, 4:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30, and 9:50 p.m. Gravity 2D (PG-13).2:10 and 7:30 p.m. Keys Movie TimesFantasy Fest schedule is jam-packedThe theme for this years Fantasy Fest may just trigger an outbreak of capes and masks, with comic-book stars an obvious inspiration. For all would-be Spiderman, Superman, Thor, Wonder Woman etc., heres a partial schedule of events. For a complete list, visit www.fantesyfest.com.Friday, Oct. 18Bahama Village Goombay Festival. Located at Duval and Petronia streets, the street party offers food, music, dancing and lots of costumes. 6 p.m. Southernmost Beach Caf, 1405 Duval St. Royal Coronation Ball. King and Queen of Fantasy Fest 2013. VIPtickets $50. $5 donations for standing-room only. Benefit for AIDS Help. Visit www.headdressball keywest.com.Saturday, Oct. 18Noon to midnight, Goombay Festival street fair, Duval and Petronia streets. 8 p.m. Hero: In the Quest for Fame and Fortune, Sometimes Love Gets in the Way. Waterfront Playhouse. Hero is burlesque musical set with an Asian-inspired tale of a young, pseudo-samurai warrior and teahouse temptress. Music includes greatest rock n roll songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s.Sunday, Oct. 201-4 p.m. Rhapsody Blue Party at the Sheraton Suites with Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band. Tickets $10 and include a $5 complimentary raffle ticket. Visit email@example.com. 8 p.m. Hero: In the Quest for Fame and Fortune, Sometimes Love Gets in the Way. Waterfront Playhouse.Monday, Oct. 216 p.m., Heroes and Villains 5K Run/Walk, Reach Resort, 1435 Simonton St. For more information, visit www.ThemeRuns.com 6 p.m. Womankinds Decorated Bra Auction, Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. 6:30 p.m. Sunset Luau & Pig Roast, Reach Resort. $15 for food from Strip House chefs, oceanside pig pickin and cash bar. Prizes for best luau attire.Tuesday, Oct. 225 p.m., Official Fantasy Fest Poster Signing Party, Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval St. Meet and greet artists. 7 p.m., 31st Annual Headdress Ball: Bizarro Key West, Southernmost Hotel on the Beach, 508 South St. Annual fund raiser for the Key West Business Guild. Co-sponsored by the Southernmost Hotel Collection. Show begins at 8 p.m. Visit www.head dressballkeywest.com 7 p.m. Finnegans Wake Green Party, 320 Grinnell St. Live Irish band. No cover if you wear green. Costume contest Best Eco Green Wear. Call 305-293-0222. 8 p.m. Capt. Tonys Party in Plaid, 428 Greene St. Music, drinks, plaid costumes.Wednesday, Oct. 235:30 p.m. Pet Masquerade & Parade, Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. Frisky pets and playful owners take the stage for fame and fortune. Four categories. $25 to enter your pet. Proceeds benefit Lower Keys Friends of Animals. VIPseating available. Call 305-304-1026. 7 p.m. Lazy Gecko Redneck Party, 200 Duval St. Gussy up your best camo or slide into your sexiest Daisy Dukes. Visit www.lazygecko.com. 7 p.m. Wharfstock at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St. Tie-dye, flower power and psychedelic colors welcome. Body painting contest. Judging at 10 p.m. Call 305-292-3302. 9 p.m. the Original Homemade Bikini Contest, at Sunset Pier. Beauties vie for $2,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets at keystix.com. Call 305-295-7047. 9 p.m. Fogartys 12th Annual Red Party, 227 Duval St. Call 305-294-7525.Thursday, Oct. 24Noon, Dantes 7th Annual Halos & Horns Pool Party and Wet T-shirt Contest, 951 Caroline St. Free body painting, live music, pole dancing. Visit www.danteskey west.com. 8 p.m. Blackout Glow Party at Coyote Ugly, 218 Duval St. Body painting, prizes for best-dressed. Visit www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 8 p.m. Sloppy Joes 30th Annual Toga Party, 201 Duval St. Still The Best Ancient Roman Party In Town, three divisions with $500 first-place; $250 second place. Door charge. 9 p.m. Exposed at the Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St., Hot tub and foam party outdoors. Clothing optional. Two DJs, dance floors. VIPtickets. Visit www.bourbonstpub.com. 9 p.m. One Night with Elvis at The Green Parrot, 601 Whitehead St. Contests and prizes with Igor and The Red Elvises, Kick-Ass Rock and Roll from Siberia. 10 p.m. Cowboy Bills 7th Annual Git-R-Wet T-shirt Contest, 618 Duval St. The hottest ladies compete for $1,500 in cash prizes. Drink specials, VIPseating. Friday, Oct. 2510 a.m. Hair of the Dog, Leather and Lace Party, Hogsbreath Saloon, 400 Front St.Breakfast burrito party, leather and lace contest at 11 a.m. Visit www.hogsbreath.com. Noon to 10 p.m. Fantasy Fest Street Fair. Duval Streets mile-long eater-tainment extravaganza features arts and crafts, food vendors, lively libations and costumed frivolity. 1 p.m. Bourbon Street Pub Tea Dance, 724 Duval St./801 Duval St. Live DJs, Boys, Beads and Booze/Drag Queens and celebrities. 4-6 p.m. Superhero Costume Contest, Southernmost on the Beach, 508 South St. Best themed costume wins. Registration begins at 3 p.m. 5 p.m. Masquerade March. Join locals and guests as they parade through Old Town with music and noisemakers. Thirst quenchers provided at selected guesthouses. Begins at the Key West Cemetery Frances Street. Free. 9 p.m. 13th Annual Living Art Airbrush Expo, Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort. The human form as a living canvas, drink specials and live entertainment. Call 305295-7047 or visit:www. firstname.lastname@example.org p.m. Rum Barrels 7th Annual Pirate Bash, 528 Front St. $1,500 in prizes for the best pirate and wench costumes, music. $10 cover. Call 305-292-7862 or visit www.rumbarrel.com.Saturday, Oct. 26Noon to 10:30 p.m. Duval Street Promenade. Entertainers, food and spirited libations tempt costumed merrymakers as they party from the Gulf to the Atlantic. 7 p.m. Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade, Duval Street. Features glittering floats, spectacular costumes, and dazzling dancing groups. Visit www.fantasyfest.com.Sunday, Oct. 27Noon to 5 p.m. Childrens Day at Bayview Park, Truman Avenue at Eisenhower Drive. Afamily event featuring food, rides, games, arts and crafts and a costume contest for children. Call: 305-292-8912. 4-8 p.m. The Fat Lady Sings Tea Dance, La Te Da Hotel, 1125 Duval St. DJ Rude Girl. $5 admission. Call 305-296-6706. Super Heroes, Villains... & Beyond.FANTASY FEST 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 10/11 -THURS.10/17 Captian Phillips (PG13)1:00; 3:55; 6:50; 9:45 Gravity 3D (PG13)1:50; 4:20; 4:40; 7:10; 9:30 9:50 *Gravity 2D (PG13)2:10; 7:30Runner Runner (R)2:05; 430; 7:20; 9:40 *Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2D(PG)1:40; 4:05; 6:55; 9:20 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. (*) Fri., Sat. & Sun. ONLY John McBride of Maskerville returns to Key West and will teach Feathered Mask Making, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Enrollment is limited. Call 296-045 or visit www.tskw.org.MASKS AS ARTMayor Cinque roast set Oct. 19 The posters around town show a slimmed-down Mike Cinque riding a pig on the Old Seven Mile Bridge, wearing a cowboy hat and twirling a lasso. That mixes lots of metaphors for what is billed as a community roast of Marathons outgoing mayor scheduled Oct. 19 at Key Colony Beach City Hall. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include a cash bar, heavy appetizers, raffles and a donation of $40 per person. All proceeds to benefit Grace Jones Community Center in Marathon. For tickets, call 251-9786267 or 305-731-3113. Or, visit Centennial Bank in Marathon, 11290 Overseas Hwy., Marathon.ArtAlexandra Dietz, Changing Tides in Key West Opening & Reception 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct 17, the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Main Hall gallery. Atour of the characters and communities that exist in our island home, through Nov. 15. Plantbot Genetics by Wendy Deschene and Jeff Schmuki, Opening reception, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Space 2 gallery. Asatirical look at the possible consequences of modern agriculture, through Nov. 15. For more information, call 296-0458 or visit www.tskw.org. Andy Thurber and Wayne Garcia, Old Island Ways, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. Traditional Key West folk art, intaglios and water colors. Call 294-1669 or visit www.galleryon greene.com Fall Art Equinox, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, The Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Local artists including Claire Perrault, Judi Bradford, Jessica Argyle, Dahlia Woods and others present works in a bazaar. Call 296-0458 or visit.tskw.org. Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19 I Love Bahama Village Art Market, Oct. 18-19, The Art Market, brick courtyard, 318 Petronia St. For more, visit www.lettynowak.com.CALENDER OF THE ARTS @ your Inbox / The Reporter & Keynoter Digital Editions. First thing every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 852-3216 or 743-5551 to sign up.
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Times crossword puzzle CROSS COUNTRY Solution in the October 16 Keynoter ACROSS 1Family nickname 6Waltz king 13Artificial surface football injury 20Places 21Kitchen workers wear 22In the zone 23Border sharers of Europe? 25Slows 26Ignore 27Dyeing occasion 28Named person 29Harry Potters Hedwig, e.g. 31Building near a track, maybe 34End of many addresses 35Energize, with up 38Frosty coat 41Border sharers of Europe and Asia? 46Ranees wrap 48Relax, with out 50Burn covering 51Birth of __ 52Border sharers of South America and Asia? 55Acronymous WWII gun 56Three-star off. 57Give a charge to 58Go placidly __ the noise ...: Ehrmann 60With 17-Down, Cross CreekOscar nominee 62Shore thing 63Were-together link 64Start of something big? 66Dirt road feature 68Jeans giant 69Border sharers of Europe and Asia? 74Poetic body 77E. 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Celebrating Women in Business Put yourBusiness in the Spotlight! Only $56.00 Yourbusiness card here orprovide us with yourphoto and ad copy and well create the card foryou. Actual size of ad KEYS WIDE COVERAGEPublications: Florida Keys Keynoter Key West Keynoter Saturday, October19th The Reporter Friday, October18th also on ourWebsite atNational Women in Business Week October21st 25thDeadline: Monday, October14th at 5:00 PM305-743-5551 email@example.com LIVING BRIEFSCouncilman to be roastedAroast of Marathon City Councilman Mike Cinque, whos termed-limited out in November after three twoyear terms, is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Key Colony Beach City Halls auditorium. Cost is $40 per person. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Grace Jones Day Care Center.Free spay,neuter clinic scheduledThe Upper Keys Animal Shelter at mile marker 106 has a free spay and neuter clinic on Oct. 22. For specifics, call 451-0088.Cat group meets later this monthForgotten Felines, a group that takes care of feral cats in the Middle Keys, has set its next meeting for Oct. 21 at the Martin Luther Chapel at 325 122nd St. bayside, behind NAPAAuto Parts. Ameet-and-greet is planned for 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30. There will be free refreshments and raffle prizes. For more information, send an e-mail to keysforgottenfelines@live .com or call 743-2520.BINGO! Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNDozens of bingo players turn out Tuesday at Boondocks Grille and Drafthouse on Ramrod Key for bingo night to benefit the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter.Each Tuesday,Bondocks hosts the bingo games for a different nonprofit in collaboration with the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation. ROYAL CONTESTANTS Photo by KAREN McKEONThe Marathon High School homecoming court gathers prior to next weeks student vote to decide this years king and queen.Winners will be announced at halftime of the Oct.18 homecoming game against Coral Shores High School at 7:30 p.m.The contestants are (front to back) Xavier McKnight and Aliyah Sims,Cooper Chaplin and Nicole Butler,Edmund Thompson and Sissy Paskiewicz, Roberto Perez and Malorie Woodbury,and Jonathan Rios and Kelsey Heller. Yourbusiness card here orprovide us with yourphoto and ad copy and well create the card foryou. Actual size of ad
Saturday,October 12,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 703007 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 23RD DAY OF OCTOBER 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit #133, the Dolphin at Mariners Club, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, and any amendments and Exhibits thereto, as recorded in Official Records Book 2055, Pages 88-196, inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County. Florida. Property Address: 97501 Overseas Highway, Unit #133, Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON; Mariners Club Homeowners Association, Inc. Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD HAAS; LYNN BANTA; THE DOLPHIN AT MARINERS CLUB CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC; MARINERS CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; MARINERS CLUB KEY LARGO, INC; OCEAN KEY ASSOCIATES, LTD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendant. And the Docket Number of which is Number 10-CA-000383-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 30TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud Law Group 9100 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 400 Miami, FL 33156 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Published October 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 703313 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Lot 2, Block 1, REPLAT OF A PORTION OF HARBOR COURSE SECTION ONE, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 13, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 25, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA Plaintiff, VS. KRISTINA B ERSEK; BARRETT ERSEK; HENRY W ISENBERG; PATRICIA ISENBERG; OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; OCEAN REEF CLUB, INC.; JOHN TENANT; JANE TENANT Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000944-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 16TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published October 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 706396 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk Ad-Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 17th day of October 2013, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: RESIDENTIAL UNIT 28 OF TOWNHOMES AT SISTERS CREEK ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF TOWNHOMES A T SISTERS CREEK, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2154, AT PAGE(S) 201-245, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA A ND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO. More particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: COMMENCE at the intersection of the Southerly line of Lot 2, Block 1, SOMBRERO SUBDIVISION NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 152, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, with the Southwesterly right-of-way line of 25th Street; thence with said Southwesterly right-of-wayline, S 15 degrees 37"00 E, 57.50 feet; thence S 74 degrees 23"00 W, 77.43 feet; thence N 15 degrees 37"00 W, 12.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING TO THE HEREIN DESCRIBED UNIT 28, thence S 74 degrees 23"00 W, 25.00 feet; thence N 15 degrees 37"00 W, 35.00 feet; thence N 74 degrees 23"00 E, 13.00 feet; thence S 15 degrees 37"00 E, 4.00 feet; thence N 74 degrees 23"00 E, 12.00 feet thence S 15 degrees 37"00 E, 31.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Pursuant to ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: 317 MARATHON LLC Plaintiff VS. A M-MARATHON, LLC; A DISSOLVED LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; Townhomes of Sister Creek Homeowners Association, Inc.; Miriam Yedvab; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIRIAM YEDVAB; UNKNOWN PERSON IN POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROPERTY; United States of America Department of Treasury; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; MONROE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, et.al Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2009-CA-365-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 03rd day of October, 2013 A my Heavilin, Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming as interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published October 5, 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 709175 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2013524 KEY LARGO SCHOOL AC REPLACEMENT (5 & 6) PHASE II MANDATORY PRE-BID October 21, 2013 @ 9:00 Key Largo School, 104801 O/S Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 BID OPENING November 6, 2013 @ 10:00 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published October 9, 12, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 714584 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 12, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: UNLEADED GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL SUPPLIER MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 714674 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on November 5. 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room One at The Gato Building (lobby conference room), 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, Florida a meeting will be held of the SELECTION COMMITTEE for the project of ON CALL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The selection committee will evaluate the proposals received in response to the Request for Competitive Solicitations issued for the above-named project. The evaluation and recommendation of the selection committee are to be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners. Persons interested in this issue are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Judith S. Clarke, P.E., Director of Engineering Services, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040 by phoning (305) 295-4329 or via email to clarke-judith@monroe county-fl.gov. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated at Key West, Florida this 4th day of October, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 715255 MONROE COUNTY NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT ORDER AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE A MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT Please be advised that the Senior Director of the Monroe County Planning and Environmental Resources Department will be issuing a Development Order after October 16, 2013 for Paradise Point Senior Housing (Proposed), 2 North Blackwater Lane, Key Largo, Mile Marker 105.5; approving a minor conditional use permit allowing the development of an institutional residential use, involving deed-restricted affordable housing units and accessory uses/structures on a parcel of land in Section 1, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida and having real estate number 00084260.000100. Section 110-69 of the Monroe County Code requires that written notice be given of any development order granting a minor conditional use by sending a written notice to all property owners within 300 feet of the property that is subject to the minor conditional use permit (after issuance) and that this notice be published in a newspaper of local circulation in the county. Prior to the issuance of the Conditional Use Permit, you may request a public hearing. To do so, please contact the Planning Coordinators office. Within 30 days after the Development Order is issued an appeal may be filed with the Planning Department pursuant to Monroe County Code Sec. 102-185. All inquiries concerning this approval should be addressed to the Planning Coordinators office, Suite 410, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050. Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 715290 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/23/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final 1FTEE14Y7LHA20037 1990 FORD Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 715357 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, CPA, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will on the 7 day of November, 2013 at 11:00 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described properties situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit #9828-2, Phase C, of THE LANDINGS OF LARGO II, a Townhome Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded in Official Records Book 1029, at Page 884, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, as amended; together with an undivided share in the common elements appurtenant thereto. a/k/a 98282 Windward A venue, Key Largo, Florida 33037 Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: LANDINGS OF LARGO CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL F. SANTOR; KAREN SANTOR; WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION n/k/a WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; and JOHN DOE, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION A ND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION, Defendant(s). A nd the Docket Number of which is No.: Case No. 13-CA-577-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 30th day of September, 2013. A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud Law Group 9100 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 400 Miami, FL 33156 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Publish October 12, 19, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Chapter705,FloridaStatutes,thefollowinglistofdescribed propertyisbeingheldbyMonroeCountySheriffsOfce. TheseitemsmaybeinspectedOctober14endingon November15,2013.TheMonroeCountySheriffsOfce addressis500WhiteheadStreet,OldJail,KeyWest,Florida 33040.Pleasecalltomakearrangementstoview305-2927144assomeoftheseitemsarestoredatotherlocations. Anypersonholdingavalidclaimasownerornder whohaveproperproofofownershipmustmaketheirclaim inwritingtotheaddresslistedbelow.Anyclaimantmaybe assessedstorageandadvertisementfees. Anypropertynotclaimedduringthistimeperiodwillrevert ownershiptotheSheriffofMonroeCountytobeused,soldor donatedaspursuanttotheprovisionsofChapter705,Florida Statutes. RichardA.Ramsay SheriffofMonroeCounty By:DianaODell Property/EvidenceDivision P.O.Box6530 KeyWest,FL33040 305-292-7144PUBLICNOTICEOffshore21binoculars,2 1. pc.Fileset,wirelessrouter, NextarGPS,USdivers BC,Kennethmenwatch, assortedforeigncoins/ bills,JVCdigitalvideo camera,Samsungdigital camera,Olympusdigital camera,GarminNuvi,Ipod Applenano,Ipodtouch, digitalcamera6megapixel, GarminGPS,daggerstyle knife,portableDVDplayer, satelliteradioreceiver, vacuumsuperbroom, Kodakcamera,GEdigital camera,MP3playerw/plug, chainw/heartpendant,frog pendant,chainw/eagle, assortedchains,earringw/ stones,chainw/cross,ring w/stones,diveregulators w/gages,clutchpursew/ headphones. 2wheeldolly,boostmobile 2. cellphone,nylontoolbag w/assortedtools Jansportbackpackw/ 3. Motorolatracphone,Lenovo laptop,andpaperwork walletw/idandcashfor 4. JulianaFrancois walletw/idandcashfor 5. CarlJernstedt Catalinadivetank 6. Calypsokayak 7. AssortedShimanoTallus 8. rodsandreels Yellowchain 9.PublishedKeynoter10-12-13&10-19-13 COMPETITIVESOLICITATION/BIDOPENING NOTICEISHERBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVE BIDDERSTHAT theMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwillbe receivingbidsforthefollowing:RFP2013525-PROPERTY&CASUALTYINSURANCE BROKERAGESERVICESBIDOPENING October31,2013@10:00A.M. Location:MCSDAdministrationBldg,241TrumboRoad, KeyWest,FL33040BidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling1800-711-1712orbygoingtothewebsite www .demandstar .com orbygoingto www .keysschools.com/rfp. Thepublicrecord documentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthe biddocuments.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreserves theright,atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandall bidsandtowaveinformalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisin thebestinterestoftheBoardtodoso. PleasecontactSuanneLee,PurchasingSupervisor,withany questionsregardingthisbid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or(305)293-1400Ext53360. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,October 12,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 716898 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on NOVEMBER 8, 2013 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 2000 LNDR VIN: SALPF1545YA428076 2. BOAT TRAILER NO VIN Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 717049 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/25/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. CPL3293322802 1979 CHEVROLET Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 718049 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Island Daves located at 408 Greene Street, in the County of Monroe in the city of Key West, Florida 33040 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Key West, Florida, this 7th day of October, 2013. ITHC LLC Published October 12, 2013 Florida Keys KeynoterLOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841Mobile Home Lot For Sale In Key RV Park, Marathon. $89K. 305-743-5164 GRASSY KEY 3 BR, 1 BA home. Large wrap around deck, huge yard, W/D. Close to Dolphin Research Center. $1500/mo. 786-417-0844 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 MM 92 HARRIS PARK Modern ground level 3 BR / 2 BA. Tile, cent. A/C, screened porch, W/D hookups. No smoking / pets. Yrly. lease. $1600 + util. F/L/S Call (207) 266-7004 MM 92, Harry Harris Park 1 block from Park. Entire house: 3BR/2BA upstairs + 1BR/1BA downstairs. $2,100. Pets OK. Call (305) 962-9639 OceansideHome KEY LARGOMM96.Dir.ocean accessw/Oceanviews!Partly furn.2/2,10Kboatlift.$2,100 mo.561-236-9317 MARATHON STUDIO WATERFRONT, A/C, tiled, full kitchen and full bath. 1 prkg space. $850/mo + util, F/L/S. Available 11/1. 561-212-6563 MM 102 2 BR, 1BA Duplex in stilted home. Small laundry area with W/D, furn/unfurn, covered parking. Call Paul (954) 444-2417. MARATHON 1BR, 1 BA. No smoking or pets. Yearly lease. $850/mo, includes cable. W/D facilities available. References. required. 305-600-7705 MARATHON 1 BR MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 KEY LARGO MM 103 Open Water! Perfect for retired couple. 2/1, furn, W/D, pool, dock, porch. $2200mo 305-801-3157 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 MasterBedroom/furnished withfullbathinBigPineKey Nov1.Shareaclean,quiet singlehome.Largefenced yard,deck,pool,kitchen,parking,A/C&w/d.Cable&utilities included.Contactafter5pm weekdays,oranytimeFri-Sun. $850305-395-0170 Key Largo avail immediately! 2/1 apt. on canal-ocean access 4 unit bldg, 2nd flr., scrn porch. $1200 mo +util, F/L/S. No pets, ref. req. Pam 954-303-9758 MARATHON 1/1, overlooking canal. Close to beach. No pets. Water, electric & cable included. 1 person. $850/mo F/LS. 305-972-2987 FOODTAKE OUT RENTAL formerly The Dog House, for rent. MM 106. Also, storefront w/ garage bay, Formerly Half Breed Motorcycles, for rent. Also, garage bays for rent. (609) 792-4105 ask for Rich. Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. firstname.lastname@example.org (305) 743-5164 ARTISTS WORKS WANTED Local artists painting and craft works wanted for display in new shop in Lower Keys. Call (305) 745-3981Martins Potato Bread Route for Sale in the Fl. Keys Excellent growth potential, be your own boss! High industry comm.% and low overhead. Call Orlando 786-443-3169KEYSFISHERIES looking for experienced bookkeeper F/T. Benefits, good pay. EOE. DFWP. Send resume to email@example.comAdministrative Assistant Needed For Realtor in Marathon. Good computer skills required. 30-40 hours per week. Respond to: firstname.lastname@example.orgAVAILABLE PT/FT Will Train. Busy office, must have excellent telephone & organizational skills, eye for detail, eagerness to learn. Able to work as a team. Fax resume to Dr. Pruett. (305) 664-8898 BOAT YARD: General & mechanical maintenance, fiberglass & gel coat repairs. Must have drivers license. Marathon area. 305-434-5473 Construction Workers Needed. Work located in the Lower Keys area. Must have drivers license and reliable vehicle. Call 872-2100 Concierge/Marktg/OPC @ Hammocks MM48. 30 Hrs Weds-Friday. Hourly + Com $. Get app at front desk. Attn: Mike Kelly RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707 Space Available in Beauty Salon in Marathon, for hair, nails or esthetician. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 WOW LOOK !!! 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Saturday,October 12,2013 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: P/T Experienced Line Cook P/T Bartenders Maintenance Person Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. EOE/Drug Free Workplace EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. SERVERS F/T or P/T Private Yacht Club in Marathon seeking professional well groomed servers. Must have at least 3 yrs. exp in food industry, ref. reqd. Competitive salary & benefits Fax resume to 305-289-2076. No phone calls please EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. Warehouse and Inventory Associate DAsign Source is looking for a hardworking Warehouse and Inventory Associate. Must have reliable transportation, be on time and organized. 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No liveaboards. 561-312-3263 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 2000 43 TORRES LOBSTER 6140 LUGGER DIESEL. $115 firm. 305-522-3649 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada Have a Florida VSPL-RS-CD. Will lease. Everybody on the boat is covered. Call David Hagan 904-262-2869;904-708-0893 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com MARINE SOLAR 480 Watt system $1089 Two panels, 30 amp Prostar controller, two 12 inch batteries, 2000 watt inverter. Also complete stock of panels, controllers, inverters, cables. SOLAR DO IT YOURSELF 101000 US -1, Key Largo, Fl. 305-900-9596, Fri, Sat. Sun. MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 YANMAR 4JH3E DIESEL engine. Needs repair. Great for parts. Call (801) 556-6245 21 CHEVY 1992 RV Sleeps 4, new tires. $6,000. 305-896-3707, Tavernier. AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. 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Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits.Housekeeper-Marathon#271 HighSchoolDiplomaORGED.FullTime FullTimepositionsinKeyLargoandMarathonassisting individualswithmentalillnesstoaccesscommunityservices.KeyLargoJob #272 ;MarathonJob #257Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@hr -email@example.com http://careers.westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTERhasafull-timepositionforaMEMBERSHIPASSISTANTSuccessfulcandidatewillbe responsible,organized,motivated, self-directedindividualabletoworkeffectivelyinteam-orientedenvironment& maintainhighlevelofconfidentialityand wantsacareerinfundraisingfornon-profit organiztions.Excellentoral/writtencommunications,computerskillsincludingexperienceusingdatabases,spreadsheets& financialsoftwarearerequired.Benefitsincludemedicalinsurance, 401(k),vacationandpaidholidays. Jobdescriptionavailableat www .dolphins .or g .E-mailyourresumeto dr c-hr@dolphins .or g EOE TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656 Superclean&unmolestedhullwithenclosed bridgeTwin454shavenotrunWonderfulOpportunity$9500in MarathonCallTodd361-443-0000197431HATTERASSPORTFISHER RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551 Search Public Notices Online Its your right to know:School District BudgetsLocal Tax ChangesProperty AuctionsPublic HearingsCity Budgets Search Public Notices Online at:www .KeysNet.com Mouse over Classifieds, then click on Public Notices KEYSNET.COM
KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,October 12,2013 Experience the Best Bay Boats for Your Family, Available Today at Caribee and Yamaha for your bay and nearshore needs Expect the Best! BOAT SALES AND MARINA BOAT SALES AND MARINACaribee CaribeeVisit us: Mile Marker 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.664.3431www.caribeeboats.com The Gale Force is a commercial fishing vessel that primarily targets lobster and stone crab in the Lower Keys. Operated by the husband and wife team of Mitch and Vicki Gale, theres not much in their lives that doesnt revolve around the water including Vickis recent birthday presents. Last year, Mitch had chartered Capt. Diego Cordova of Flat Out Sportfishing in Marathon to guide his bride to catch a permit on the flats. Cordova pulled it off as usual with a quality 15-pound fish that gladly reacted to the birthday plan. Fast forward to this year with an offshore spin. I have worked with Vicki since the beginning of the Key West Seafood Festival as her emcee, so when Mitch called to book this years birthday trip with FishMonster Charters, I was honored. In the charter business, every customer has a certain idea of what a successful day on the water should be, especially if its a special day that needs to blow away all expectations. With Miss Vicki, I needed one of those special days.To allow the trip to unfold with a bang, I first went to our deep wrecks, which have been extraordinary lately, with many deepwater and exotic species. The current was perfect. The seas were tall but not unmanageable to seasoned veterans like the Gales.The wrecks were lit with activity, which allowed Mitch and Vicki to bend the rods at the same time. American red snapper, vermillion snapper, yelloweye snapper and sharks were the main ticket and each drift over the wreck produced bites.At the end of one of the last drifts, Vickis rod doubled over with what seemed like a larger snapper.Now picture this: One of the sweetest ladies you would ever want to meet became entrenched and in tune with the moment. Her stance changed, knowing the fish was special. She dug into the combing pads with both knees and started to work the fish relentlessly. This was it, the moment I had hoped for. She forgot about every responsibility, chore or stressful situation in her life and focused on the moment. There was no way to fit it all in; the fish required all of her attention. She worked the fish slowly from deeper than 300 feet close to the surface and as it came through the blue water toward the boat, I yelled, Aworld record Key West grunt! It wasnt one, though. It was a large margate that was netted and put into the Sea Hunters cooler. We at times play jokes on our clients and margates have been great props for years. Many of our Gulf Coast and East Coast visitors who have fished Florida before recognize the strong similarity between a margate and a Key West grunt and sometimes confuse the two.After landing a margate, if only for a moment, some believe they have broken the grunt all-tackle world record when in reality they just caught a unique species in the Keys. Vicki knew what it was right away and correctly identified it as a margate.She then went on to say how much she loves margate. This was the birthday present within the birthday trip. I never imagined that a margate would bring her to the next level.Afew drifts later, the Gale Force duo asked to try a little bluewater trolling in hopes of catching a wahoo or dolphin. This was a Vicki Gale birthday trip, so of course she hooked a nice wahoo within 10 minutes. With the birthday wish already granted, this wahoo was considered the icing on the cake.Estimated at 25 to 30 pounds, the fish was gaffed and put into the box next to the large margate and all the other deep-water snappers. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.What was thought to be a grunt was in fact a margateMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact: To allow the trip to unfold with a bang,I first went to our deep wrecks,which have been extraordinary lately. A world record that wasntVicki Gale from Big Pine Key shows her birthday margate. with Rion Hunter and Colby Barrett to win the 400-free relay. Conch senior Derrick Allen sprinted to a win in the boys 50-free (22.87) and put the Key West 200-free relay team in position to win with teammates Chris Bujack, Marcus Brisson and Isiah Green (1:34.01).Two Lady Conch freshmen are Monroe County champs, Daniela Filette-Morffi in the 100-back (1:08.97) and Morgan Bentley in the 200-IM (2:37.08).Marathons senior girls captain Malorie Woodbury brought home the county title in the 50-free. Also winning county-title races for the Dolphins were eighth-grader Autumn Romance in the girls 100breaststroke (56.53), and junior Will Wolfe in the boys 100-back (1:05.12). Kelsea Volland, one of Coral Shorestop swimmers, missed the meet with an illness. Other event winners at the Monroe County Championships:Girls 200-medley relay: Coral Shores (Makayla Cupppett, Tori Volland, Katharine Hamer, Jill Preihs), 2:06.71.Boys 200-medley relay: Key West (T.J. Carbone, Isiah Green, Chris Bujack, Samir Mendora Sanchez) 1:53.91.Girls 200-freestyle: Makalya Cuppett (CS), 2:17.41.Boys 1-meter diving: Miles Miller (CS), 251 pts.Girls 100-butterfly: Katharine Hamer (CS) 1:07.63.Girls 100-freestyle: Teri Volland (CS), 1:01.53.Girls 500-freestyle: Carli Tejera (CS), 6:57.97.Girls 200-free relay: Coral Shores (T. Volland, M. Cuppett, Molly Hunter, K. Hamer), 1:55.05.Girls 400-free relay: Key West (Jadene Olsen, Kelly Delph, Clementine Girard DAlbissin, Kristen Reed), 4:41.61. For complete results, see this story at www.KeysNet .com/sports .General success for allFrom Swimming,1B Game three began with a group of Marathon students chanting, Beat Key West! The Dolphins, with Jordan Roney making perfect sets, led, 16-11, but Swanson and Carmona started a rally for Key West.The Conchs caught up at 18-18 when Appleby blocked Konrath. Roney, back on the court after missing three weeks because of a toe injury, then pushed a shot for a 1918 Marathon lead, and the Dolphins went on to score six of the last seven points.Marathon cruised in the fourth game. Popejoy showed her versatility with kills and digs, one of which led to a lefthanded tip shot by Qualls that put the Dolphins up, 123. Appleby went down swinging, but had only one point. Marathon closed out the match on a kill by Regan Durkin, an ace by Popejoy and one final Conch error. Afterward, the bubbly Popejoy said she developed her serve while on a club team in Austin, but prefers kills to aces. Kills give me a lot of power and they help the whole team, she said. Terrific was coach Carol Millers assessment of Popejoy. Amaniac on the court. Key West coach Kim Butler, whose team dropped to 1-14 (Marathon improved to 11-7), was disappointed. I thought we had the potential to beat this team, she said. We made too many defensive mistakes. In a corner of the gym, Appleby, the soul of the Conchs, was in tears. It had not been her best match, I tried, she said. I saved so many balls, but there was no one to get them. With her boyfriend holding her balloons and flowers, she walked over to her dad, Rusty. She hugged him and they both smiled.Dolphins overpower ConchsFrom Volleyball,1B Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWMalorie Woodbury,senior swim captain with the Marathon High School squad,takes a breath after winning the 50-yard freestyle race at the Monroe County Championship Meet in Islamorada.Marathon swimmers won three events at Wednesdays all-Keys meet. K eys ru nn ers stro ngFive Florida Keys prep runners posted top-10 finishes at a seven-team meet Tuesday in Key Largo.Coral Shores High School cross-country captain Steven Chadwick ran an 18-minute, 49-second time on the 3.1mile course at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, finishing fourth overall in the crowded boys field.Jesse Wollangk ran 19:50 to take sixth.Pablo Gonzalez (20:51) scored to help the Canes finish second in team standings with 62 points, behind event winner Keys Gate Charter at 52.Marathon High School was a close third at 66 points. Dolphin Anthony Garcia (20:36) was seventh overall, and Joel Zaila (21:52) was 10th.Other Dolphin scorers were Giovani Garcia (22:10), Aydan Child (22:11) and Truman Berger (22:57).We didnt hit our goal times but we still have 16 days to hit our goal times by district, said Marathon coach James Murphy. Our goal is still for Anthony to break 19:30. The rest of the team to be around 20:30 mark.LaSalle, Florida Christian, Divine Savior and St. Brendan rounded out the teams. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .UPPER KEYS SPORTSKeynoter Staff