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Florida Keys keynoter
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Florida Keys keynoter
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Florida Keys keynoter
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Keynoter
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v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
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Keynoter Pub. Co.
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Marathon Fla
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United States -- Florida -- Monroe -- Marathon
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .7B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .6BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 VOLUME 60, NO. 86 25 CENTS Overseas redevelopmentThe former Overseas Lounge in Marathon is finally being cleaned up and prepped for a new use. Story, 7A Hurricanes falterThe football Hurricanes of Coral Shores High are humbled by a strong John Carroll team. Story, 1B Hawks Cay sells for $133.8 millionA month after news broke it was for sale, the Florida Keys largest resort is changing hands for a reported $133.8 million. Carey Watermark Invest ors Inc. said on Thursday that it acquired Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key and that it will cost an additional $15.6 million in capital improvements and other acquisition-related costs. Addisson, Texas-based Behringer Harvard, with Northview Hotel Group and Five Star Realty Partners LLC, acquired the resort in February 2007 for a reported $75 million. The resort was independently owned and operated for 24 years before that. It was built in 1959 and opened as the Indies Inn a year later. This is the third sale a large-scale resort in the Keys since the spring. In August, Marylandbased LaSalle Hotel Properties announced its Keys-record $184.5 millionNew York firm acquires resort on Duck KeyBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comREAL ESTATEDINNER FOR 200Photo by ANDY NEWMANSome 200 people attended what was called the Last Mango Tango outdoor dinner event Thursday in Islamorada. Five area restaurants participated the Kaiyo Grill, Beach Cafe at Morada Bay, Chef Michaels, Pierres, Green Turtle Inn and MAs Fish Camp. The event was a fundraiser for the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District. Porter promises action plan on public recordsFaced with mounting criticism over how the Monroe County School District deals with public-records requests, Superintendent Mark Porter on Tuesday assured School Board members hed come up with an action plan by November. What followed at the Marathon High School session was a wide-ranging board discussion about compliance with Floridas Sunshine Law, which offers broad access to documents and other materials generated by government entities. School Board member Ed Davidson made the most pointed call for an overhaul of the local process, including monthly tracking reports and a dedicated records management officer. It is a circumstance and a situation we must improve upon, Porter told the board. I will commit to coming back to the board in November with an action plan for improvement in our public-records response. The issue is being pressed primarily by schools watchdog Larry Murray, a former appointed member of the districts Audit and Finance Committee. In the past month, Murray has unsuccessfully sued the district over noncompliance with publicrecords requests the case was thrown out on a technicality and has a pending complaint with the Florida Department of Education Inspector Generals Office. Specifically, hes trying to ascertain whether Porter lied to the board on Aug. 13 regarding a $10,000 payBoard member Martin: Public too demandingBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSThis is the saltwater pond at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, which sold on Thursday for a reported $133.8 million. It was purchased by New York City-based Carey Watermark Investors Inc. The company has plans for $15.6 million worth of improvements to the resort.See Hawks Cay, 3ASee Schools, 2AJudge gets a challengerA veteran Monroe County Circuit Court judge will face a challenge when he runs for re-election in 2014. Mark Jones, who was elected in 1996 over thenJudge Richard Fowler and has been re-elected to sixyear terms without opposition ever since, will face Donald Barrett, a Key West attorney in private practice since 2010. Barretts primary history is as a prosecutor, serving in the Monroe County State Attorneys Office from 2001 to 2004, again in 2006, and then again in 2009. He also was a prosecutor in Live Oak and Lake City. The rest of the time since his graduation from the Stetson University College of Law in 1999 was spent in private practice. He also served two years as a judicial law clerk in Atlanta, Ga., the 42year-olds hometown. For the most part, judicial canons forbid candidates from politicking, so they cant really comment on specific cases, for example. Thats why, in a prepared statement, Barrett said merely that if elected, I would strive to administer justice in a fair, professional and efficient manner. Jones, 59, said he is definitely running again and said he is surprised [to have competition] to the extent that I hadnt heard it from anyone before, but being a public official, I am prepared for the possibility that someone would run against me.... Im prepared to accept opposition. He added that I have a record of 17 years that Im proud to stand on. Members of the public have the opportunity to read my records, they have heard about cases in the media. In his time on the bench, perhaps Jones most notorious case was that of Randy and Monique Acevedo. Randy Acevedo was Monroe County School District superintendent and his wife was an administrator. In 2009, investigators found that Monique stole about $400,000 from the district through district credit cards. She was charged with four counts of grand theft andBarrett looks to replace Jones on benchBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comPOLITICS BARRETT JONESSee Election, 2AMan killed in shootout with deputiesISLAMORADAA Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy shot and killed an Islamorada man Friday afternoon after the man first fired at deputies, the Sheriffs Office said. Robert Parlette Jr., 73, died at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier shortly after the 1 p.m. shootout at the house at 188 Bayview Isle Drive, in the Venetian Shores subdivision on the bayside. Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said deputies responded to a shots-fired call at the house and that when they arrived, a witness at the scene told them Parlette was behind the house with a gun. The deputies walked behind the house and Parlette fired at them, she said. Thats when they fired back, hitting him in the chest. The Florida Depart ment of Law Enforcement is investigating, said Carol Frederick, FDLE agent in charge for the Keys. She said because there were multiple shots fired, they hadnt confirmed which deputy fired the fatal shot. This is very strange, said Bayview Isle Drive resident Len Mientkiewicz. Weve lived here four years and this may be the first time Ive ever seen a policeman on this street. Now, holy Toledo. Craig Roth, a resident of a nearby street, said he was outside working on his boat Friday afternoon but did not hear the sounds of a shooting. The first thing I heard was the ambulance coming down the road, Roth said. This is unbelievable. Late in the day, a dozen Sheriffs Office patrol cars and crime-scene units were parked along the street,Keynoter StaffSheriffs Office says deceased fired first shotSee Shooting, 2A

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raise going to Christina McPherson, district account ability and assessment director and Poinciana Elementary School principalThe Department of Education kicked Murrays complaint back to board Chairman Andy Griffiths for review, a move that further drew Murrays ire. All Im asking for is a fair hearing and investigation of what transpired, Murray said. I think that its improper when a complaint has been filed ... that the chairman does not inform his entire board that such a complaint is pending. Griffiths said he doublechecked with the state and the districts counsel to ensure hes in the right. I appreciate the boards confidence in my doing the right thing, he said. Addressing the charge that he misled the board, Porter firmly stated that his response was accurate. I take nothing more seriously than my relationship of trust with the board. If I miscommunicated or misled board members, I take that very seriously. I was not misleading in that response, he said. We have a problem, and we want to fix it, he said, adding that a tracking report would keep the board apprised so we dont find out from the newspaper theres a two-and-a-halfmonth-old request. Upper Keys board member Ron Martin said members of the public should weigh the importance of an issue prior to making a request for documents.I believe in transparency and all that, and we have to do what we have to do, but there have been times when someone pulls in the driveway the wrong way ... and someone gets on the horn and makes a public records request, Martin said.Pounding his fist on the board table, Martin continued: Theres only a certain amount of resources and you know it changes the way a resource could benefit a teacher in the classroom or a kid in the classroom. Maybe people just need to think about it before they pick up the phone.Porter promises to create policyFrom Schools, 1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, October 26, 2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8374 SUN.8474 MON.8676 TUES.8776 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to a reporting error, a Wednesday story about an online-gambling case inaccurately stated that Gulf Internet Services would enter a guilty plea. The state never filed corporate charges against Gulf Internet Services. Three former operators of Gulf Internet Services Joseph Harrington, Elaine Harring ton, and Michael Graham were arrested on multiple gambling-related charges in March but all counts were dropped by the Florida Attorney Generals Office of Statewide Prosecution in August.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSKeys parks get big money boostNational parks in the Florida Keys will directly benefit from $55,000 in grants unveiled Friday by the South Florida National Parks Trust. The Trust, founded in 2002 to support South Floridas four national parks, will provide $175,000 overall to fund resource protection, environmental education and visitor activities. Projects in the Keys include $25,500 to protect Florida Bay in Everglades National Park through community outreach, education and enhanced law enforcement on the water; and $30,000 to hire two student interns to work at Dry Tortugas National Park to monitor turtle-nesting activity and hatching success. A new $35,000 project will help restore the Turner River, a scenic paddling locale in the Big Cypress National Preserve. 1100 27th Street MarathonLISTED & SOLD BY BARBARA & RUSTY STEVENS! Congratulations to the new owners of this home on 27th Street in Marathon. Looking to SELL your Own Piece of Paradise? Call Us Today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationBarbara Direct (305) 731-3212 Rusty Direct (305) 481-6889Barbara & Rusty Stevens REALTORS two counts of organized fraud. Randy was charged with three felony counts of official misconduct. Monique basically admitted guilt and Jones sentenced her to eight years in state prison; shes due for release in September 2017. Jones gave Randy three years of probation and a $15,000 fine. He also was the judge in the case of convicted murderer Jonathon LeBaron, who in 2009 beat to death a Cape Coral man on the victims boat at a Stock Island marina. This past August, Jones sentenced LeBaron to life in prison with no chance for parole. Jones is a U.S. Navy veteran and a former assistant Monroe County public defender. He received his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalos Faculty of Law. Sitting judges rarely get political opponents. However, in 2008, nowCircuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton defeated Mary Vanden Brook in a close race that resulted in an extended voter recount based in Tallahassee.Jones gets oppositionFrom Election, 1ABridges considers a run for judgeFlorida Keys Mosquito Control Board Commis sioner Jack Bridges is giving up one elected office and likely pursuing another in 2014.In an e-mail to the Keynoter the Upper Keys attorney made official his intention not to seek reelection to the Mosquito Control Board. He was elected in 2010.Many are aware Bridges has been testing the waters to run for a county Circuit Court judgeship next year, but he said hes not decided yet.Im definitely thinking about it, he said, but I havent decided that quite yet.Bridges, 45, said he originally planned to seek County Court Judge Regan Ptomeys seat in 2016, but only if Ptomey retires. The word now is that he plans to challenge Circuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton next year.I have been shocked by how fast the rumors spread. But I havent formally announced yet, Bridges said.Bridges graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1998 and has lived in the Keys since 2001. Hes worked for Vernis & Bowling, Upper Keys divorce lawyer Russell Cullen and started his own firm since 2009.If he does run for Circuit Court judge, Bridges will have three seats from which to choose. The terms for Slaton and fellow judges Mark Jones and Luis Garcia expire in 2014. Key West attorney Donald Barrett already is running against Jones.Slaton was elected to a six-year term on the bench in 2008, defeating Mary Vanden Brook by just four votes in an election that sparked a lengthy vote recount and six months of litigation. Prior to that, Slaton served as a Family Court magistrate, Traffic Court magistrate, private attorney and public defender. He said he is aware Bridges might run against him and even had a conversation with him. I did. My comment is I went to sleep in America and I woke up in America. The Constitution provides that people can run for office, Slaton said. A person who is elected always has to expect competition.Slaton said he absolutely plans to seek re-election, but that his next term would be his last if he is re-elected.One more term, he said. Thats it and retire.In November 2012, Slaton missed roughly one month on the bench due to a reported illness. His caseload was covered by colleagues.Slaton told the Keynoter he prefers not to discuss personal information about his health, but did say he is fine and I was fine then.Slaton might be commissioners chosen opponentBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPOLITICSUtility Board ballots arriveEarly voting started Monday in the contested race for the Group 3 Utility Board seat in Key West ahead of a Nov. 5 runoff between Tim Root and Vidal.In the Oct. 1 general election, none of the three candidates received 50 percent plus one vote, prompting the runoff. Root, a contractor, earned 2,391 votes (40.12 percent) to Vidals 1,821 (30.55 percent). Cheryl Cates, a Realtor and the wife of Key West Mayor Craig Cates, got 1,748 (29.33 percent).Key West has 15,211 registered voters. As of Friday, according to the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office, 1,055 absentee ballots had been returned and 84 people voted early at the elections office.The five-member Utility Board sets policy for Keys Energy Services, the public power utility for customers from the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge through Key West.Current Group 3 board member Lou Hernandez decided not to seek another four-year term.Root, an appointed member of Key Wests Planning Board, has campaigned on his years of local building experience.I have been in the construction business here in the Keys for 25 years and I have a lot of experience in electrical infrastructure. I think I can bring that knowledge on to the board and make an impact.Vidal, a photographer and event planner, has stressed for months the utilitys need for outreach to local seniors.One thing over and over has been expressed by so many is they dont use the Internet, they cant hear well, and every penny makes a difference on a fixed income, he said. Loud and clear, they expressed we all want a userand customerfriendly utility.The Utility Board meets twice monthly. Members are elected at large and serve four-year terms, although in this election cycle, the city is normalizing its process to fall in even-numbered rather than odd-numbered years.That means whoever is elected will serve an abbreviated three-year term ending in 2016, at which point the term will go to four years.Even though Keys Energy provides electricity from the Seven Mile Bridge south, only Key West residents are allowed to run for the board. Members earn about $12,000 annually and receive medical benefits. Group 2 Utility Board incumbent Peter Batty was automatically re-elected when no one filed to run against him. Those wanting to vote early can fill out the ballot between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays until Nov. 2 at the Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St. In lieu of the familiar debate or panel questioning of candidates, the Home town! Political Action Committee will post prerecorded question-andanswer sessions with Root and Vidal, according to Hometown board member Todd German. Look for those videos at www.home townkeywest.com .More than 1,000 already voted via absenteeBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTUnion, district reach contract dealWith the help of a federal mediator, the Monroe County School District has reached an agreement in principle with the United Teachers of Monroe union, according to a Tuesday announcement from Superintendent Mark Porter. Porter and UTM President Holly HummellGorman wouldnt divulge details of the one-year contract because the agreement has yet to be finalized. The announcement from Porter to the School Board came a day after Gilbert Escudero from the Federal Bureau of Mediation and Conciliation Services guided the two sides through negotiations the 23rd such session. We will be meeting next week to compile our efforts into what well describe as a tentative agreement, which will be presented for ratification to [UTMs] membership, then back to the board, Porter said. That session is set for Wednesday 30 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Marathon High School.Porter did say that the contract does not include a controversial seven-day unpaid furlough program instated in 2010 and the subject of protracted litigation.The dollar value of restoring the furlough days is $1.7 million, which includes $1.4 million derived from a Florida Legislature mandate for pay raises. In an interview last week, Hummell-Gorman said the raise money is just that, intended for raises for teachers, principals and assistant principals. To say that were going to use that money to restore furlough days is not the intent of that allocation. That sticking point has apparently been resolved, but because this hasnt been signed off on, we are unable to provide details of the agreement at this point, Hummell-Gorman said. Were very, very pleased to have reached this point in the process, Porter said. When I came here a little over a year ago, I believe one of the top priorities of this board and the organization was to change the relationship we have with our employees. I think we have successfully done that and I think it has been worth the time and effort.More details forthcoming on WednesdayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS BRIDGES ROOT VIDALPorter said that the contract does not include a controversial seven-day unpaid furlough program which is lined with pricey homes. According to the real estate website Zillow, the house is assessed at $1.4 million. Its last sale was in December 2000 for $699,000. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is 2,788 square feet on a 7,000-square-foot lot. There is lush landscaping. The house is dark green, two stories with parking below. A boat trailer was parked in the driveway.Shootout ends in mans deathFrom Shooting, 1A Are you looking for a new career?Regan Insurance Agency has a position available for an Experienced, Licensed 220 Commercial Account Manager for Service and Marketing Bond experience helpful. 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For four days in February 1991, Donald Lowrie fought alongside his 1st Armored Division colleagues against Iraqs elite Republican Guard troops during the first Gulf War. He continued to fight even though his back was broken the result of a freak injury he suffered throwing and catching sand bags while fortifying his position in the Iraqi desert. Its not about you, its about the guy next to you, Lowery said about his decision to continue fighting while suffering through his near-crippling injury. For his service, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, the Valorous Unit award and the Saudi Arabian Liberation of Kuwait Medal. However, it would be 22 years until Lowrie, 45, possessed those medals. It happens a lot actually, said Gary Johnson, executive administrator of Monroe County Veterans Affairs, who helped Lowrie receive his medals. When people are getting out [of the service] and are in a hurry to go home, a lot of stuff gets left off. The United States and its allies pushed Saddam Husseins army out of Kuwait in just a matter of days during the ground war, which followed a threeweek intense allied aerial bombing campaign. When it became clear there wouldnt be much more fighting, Lowrie told his platoon sergeant that he couldnt take the back pain anymore. I told him, somethings wrong. It was a four-day truck ride back to Saudi Arabia, he said. When I got to some camp in Saudi Arabia, I walked with a medic down a hill and I couldnt go any further. Lowrie spent the next six weeks in a military hospital in Saudi Arabia before being sent home. But he had a long road ahead to recovery. I was flat on my back for six months or so, he said. Doctors fused Lowries spine and installed six screws and two rods in 2010. Since then, hes had two more surgeries. It was actually his efforts to get the U.S Veterans Administration to help pay his medical bills that prompted Lowrie to seek his medals. The VA initially told him the agency could not help with the bills because there was no proof Lowrie was injured in combat. Lowrie lives in Key Largo with his wife, Tatiana, and his daughter, Davia, who is a freshman at Coral Shores High School. He is a facilities operations supervisor at the Hilton Key Largo Resort. With Johnsons help, he contacted the Army Board of Corrections for Military Records about eight months ago. He said the officials in Washington cooperated and it did not take long before he received his medals. Every once in a while, Im able to get the military to correct one of its decisions, Johnson joked. The Key Largo Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10211, will honor Lowries service during a ceremony on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The event is at the Blue Star Memorial at Capital Bank, mile marker 100, on the ocean side of U.S. 1. Mr. Lowries awards are well deserved and the recognition of his bravery is long overdue, Johnson said. Saturday, October 26, 2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Come and Feel what Gel Infused Foam is all aboutKEY LARGO LOCATION 99411 O/S HWY, Key Largo FL 305-451-4849 MARATHON LOCATION 10875 O/S HWY, Marathon FL 305-453-6415 We will be shooting our film TXT ME in Key West and surrounding areas in a very short time.The films story is all about the pitfalls of using a cell phone. Such as texting and driving, sexting and relationship problems and even a murder story. All wrapped into a film that will entertain and we expect save lives on a global scale. Think about the income you could see by having millions see your business. If you would like to have your company or business and or products seen in a motion picture, we would like to talk with you. Sponsor spots are very limited.Call Randy Lacey at 305-414-3350For more information email: themovietextme@aol.com Exclusive Lyric providers for Monroe County TAVERNIER: 92410 Overseas Hwy. Suite 1 (305) 852-9624 KEY WEST: 1601B N. Roosevelt Blvd. (305) 296-5481 MARATHON: 5701 Overseas Hwy. Suite 17 (305) 289-0028in The Professional BuildingOPEN MON-FRI (by appointment) Se Habla Espanol Now offering Digital Nonprogramable Hearing Device for $750.00eaOffer expires 11-8-13 Elect Mark Senmartin!The candidate who is ... Focused on you and your family Focused on you and your business Focused on transparent government NOT focused on ConnectionsCOMMITTED TO MARATHON... NOT CONNECTED TO ANYONEPolitical Advertisement Paid and Approved by Mark Senmartin for Marathon City CouncilPlease Vote on November 5th EARLY VOTINGOPEN NOWgo to 63rdSt. purchase of the 260-room Southernmost Hotel Collection on the Atlantic end of Duval Street in Key West.In May, the 140-room Pier House Resort and Spa, also on Duval, sold for $90 million. Given the limited number of existing resorts and restrictions on new development, the Florida Keys is one of the strongest lodging markets in the country. Our acquisition of Hawks Cay is consistent with our strategy of applying our lodging investment and asset management disciplines to exceptional properties, Michael Medzigian, chief executive officer of Cary Watermark, said in a prepared statement. We believe that, through our planned improvements and upgrades, as well as the introduction of the Pyramid Hotel Group management team, we will be able to enhance and reposition the resort, create a solid financial platform for future operations and achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors, he said. Resort spokeswoman Holly Lee-Zawyer said Managing Director Sheldon Suga and every other Hawks Cay employee have been offered a position. She said the resort employs up to 400 people during the winter tourist season. Sheldon is going to remain at the resort. Everyone has been very enthusiastic about the new management company. Its a positive thing for the resort, she said. New York City-based Carey Watermark was established in 2010 as a joint undertaking of W.P. Carey Inc. and Watermark Capital Partners. Pyramid Hotel Group is a Boston-based hotel and resort company with more than 60 assets comprising more than 22,000 rooms and more than 9,000 employees. By far the largest destination resort in the Keys, Hawks Cay includes 177 hotel rooms and 250 two-, threeand four-bedroom villas that are individually owned but managed by the resort owner. The 31-acre resort includes a wide array of amenities, including 14,800 square feet of indoor meeting space, six food and beverage outlets, a private saltwater lagoon, the 7,000-squarefoot Calm Waters Spa, five swimming pools, an 85-slip marina, the Indies Kids Club, a tennis center and 10,000 square feet of retail and office space. The Hawks Cay Marina also features diving, snorkeling and sportfishing operations, and the resort is also home to the interactive Dolphin Connection facility.Renovations are plannedFrom Hawks Cay, 1AProsecutor praises testimonyThe states lead prosecutor on the Allied Veterans of the World online-gambling case credits former operators of three Florida Keys operations with helping secure a major conviction. Michael Graham, 42, of South Carolina testified against Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis, who was convicted Oct. 11 of 51 felonies as a ringleader of the Allied Veterans operation. Michael Graham made a phenomenal witness, Statewide Prosecutor Nick Cox said Thursday. Charges against Graham, along with co-defendants Joseph Harrington and Elaine Harrington, were dismissed by Coxs office in August. Graham and Joseph Harrington were listed as managers of Gulf Internet Services, a Florida corporation that opened Internet businesses in Marathon, Tavernier and Stock Island, which operated as affiliates of the nonprofit Allied Veterans group. Prosecutors charge private companies running the affiliates and Allied Veterans kept most of the money supposedly benefiting veterans. All Keys three storefront operations were closed in March as part of the states Internet-gambling crackdown called Operation Reveal the Deal. An Oct. 23 story in the Keynoter inaccurately said the cases against Graham and the Harringtons were dropped in exchange for a plea by their corporation. That is wrong; the state never filed corporate charges against Gulf Internet Services, which now is listed in state records as inactive. The prosecutor unconditionally dismissed all charges against Joseph Harrington, Elaine Harrington, and Michael Graham, defense attorney Jason Sampson said in an e-mail. Gulf Internet Services was never charged with any crime. GIS did not enter into a guilty plea to any crime of any nature. Cox said after the Gulf Internet officials were charged with dozens of crimes, which included money laundering and illegal gaming, the defendants contacted prosecutors. They were the first ones to reach out to us, and we found them credible, Cox said. They let me know what was going on and how the [Allied Veterans] system worked. Graham and the Harringtons told Cox they had been persuaded by Mathis and others that associating with a nonprofit group and running gambling over the Internet took them outside of the gambling statutes. They said if they thought they were breaking the law, they never would have got involved, Cox said. As part of the cases being dropped, Graham and the Harringtons agreed to a diversion program, Cox said.Keys operators of Web gambling helped prosecuteIN THE COURTSTwo decades later, medals arriveGulf War vet finally gets four honorsMILITARYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com

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Cop to get citys beach houseItll be up to Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay to decide who moves into a two-bedroom house owned by the city of Marathon at Sombrero Beach. After batting around ideas the past month or so, the City Council on Tuesday decided it would prefer another Sheriffs Office deputy to be the next tenant. Sheriffs Office Sgt. Jake Brady rented the house for $500 per month not nearly $1,000 as previously reported for nearly 10 years. He was given 90 days notice to vacate in January. As part of his living arrangement, Brady was responsible for dawn opening and dusk closing of Sombrero Beachs gates and bathrooms, and daily inspection of the property for safety hazards. The council chose the Sheriffs Offices $800 monthly proposal over a current city employee, a former city employee and someone affiliated with nonprofit Crane Point Hammock.Ramsay is slated to choose between two candidates, a deputy and a detective, to live in the house. Whoever is chosen will pay for water, electricity and cable television. Its a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house.The Sheriffs Office agreed to keep a marked patrol car at the property. That was a major selling point for the council, members of which said they were contacted by residents living near the beach. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said several residents also called him to lobby for a law enforcement officer to live there.They have a tremendous traffic intrusion in their neighborhood. Theyre in favor of enjoying the level of security they had in the past, he said. Because of the amount of money involved, its not really a dollar-and-cents issue; its a quality-of-life issue.The former city employee, now training to be a corrections officer, offered the city $1,200 per month, while the current employee offered $1,000 monthly. Crane Point offered up to $750 per month based on a $50 daily rate, with a maximum of 15 days per month.Crane Point also made no commitment to open and close the beach gates each day.The council agreed in 2003 to rent the house to a low-tenure Sheriffs Office deputy to help him or her get established in town. Bradys lease expired in August 2004 but he continued to live there until this year.Ramsay deciding between deputy and detectiveBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday, October 26, 2013 BEFORE AFTER Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental AssociationWhitening can effectively restore your smile.Big Pine 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.com 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 Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosNEW DIGS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYA new Office Depot opened Wednesday at in the plaza housing the post office at mile marker 50 in Marathon. The office-supply giant was located at 109th Street and U.S. 1 since 1998, but made the decision to downsize to the new 7,000-square-foot space.

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Opinion & EditorialSaturday, October 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual 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: keynoter@keynoter.com 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. Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESSome things never change. This family is fishing and picnicking on what appears to be a beach near the old Seven Mile Bridge in 1956.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALFor Marathon, vote SenmartinLETTERS TO THE EDITORObamas not pureBeau Bennetts published letter exposes a bias and prejudice that is alarming for those who respect and grow from divergent political perspectives. Mr. Bennetts denial of factually based misconduct by officials in President Obamas administration is welcomed by those with despotic leanings. Obama has publicly apologized for Internal Revenue Service abuses, which targeted American citizens for having political beliefs different than his. The full force of the IRS, the power to take an individuals money, property and freedom, along with the firepower of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, were directed at some citizens who hadnt done anything wrong, except that they spoke and expressed a point of view that disagreed with the presidents. Many of these citizens had their lives and careers ruined because of the Obama administration. Live congressional hearings covered the sworn testimony of those implicated in this scandal. The head of the IRS refused to answer any questions and subsequently resigned. It appears from ensuing research that the acclaimed investigative journalist James Rosen may have been spied upon and set up by Obamas Justice Department. As Beau Bennett implies in his letter, since Mr. Rosen works for the Fox network, that would apparently be OK. When Obamas attorney general offered a sworn statement before Congress that he couldnt rule out targeting American citizens on American soil with a drone strike, Mr. Bennett suggests that such a statement should not be the cause for uneasiness. The Benghazi murders and the lack of transparency surrounding this tragedy continue to have a chilling effect upon many Americans. Mismanaging the power and ability of the United States to protect diplomats and citizens from being murdered abroad is worthy of an inquiry or two by a free press rather than simply settling for whatever the administrations presents as its narrative. It appears that Beau Bennett and his ilk have drank the Kool-Aide. The corrosive nature and shine of the powerful is seductive. Apparently, the heavy handedness and harsh treatment doled out to his fellow citizens are deserved, for they dont hold the same political views ascribed to by Mr. Bennett and his minions. Im certain that President Obama will utilize the governments surveillance of ordinary folks by the NSA in a competent and nonpolitical manner, devoid of any extremes or abuses. For we all have experienced the gentle, kind and poised voices of reason that have been extended to his critics. Jessie Davis Key LargoBenefit was specialWhere do we begin? There are times in your life when this question applies, and this is definitely one of those moments since a fundraiser for Michael Vaughans vision surgery. The outpouring of love and generosity from this community has been both stunning and humbling. There are so many people who spent so much of their time on this that, at our own risk, we will try to name as many as we can: Wood Campbell (Fuzzy Buddha), Wayne and Kim Carter, Dave and Suzy Feder, Joanie Teach, Jeff and Spring Loving (Whistle Stop), Scott (Pacman) Cockrell and Carolyn, Connie Dixon, Muriel Clarke, Wes and Kat Brooks, Suzanne Butters, Jo Gunthner, Beth Raines. We apologize ahead of time if we missed anybody. Thanks to all the bands who came out to play, including a satellite concert from Jack Snipes (a.k.a. Big Dick and the Extenders). Thanks to all the restaurants, individuals and Jesse Woods Coral Shores High School cooking class that provided all that food. To all the businesses, family and individuals who donated an absolutely amazing amount of items for the auction, we would like to thank you. Thanks to the gang from Florida State University who made that longbutt drive to spend the day with Mike. It was very special. The video link from Leah and Rainy, which we didnt get a chance to play, was also very special. There are a couple of other people we feel we need to say thanks to: Charlotte Bordeaux, who made such a generous donation and offers to help that it hurts our hearts; and Keys Kritters (Robby and Isis Majeska) for all they collected and matched. To every individual that made any donation, we would like to thank them. We would also like to thank Deb Bennett for getting the ball rolling. Unfortunately, Deb had to bow out due to personal reasons.And a very heartfelt thank-you to those who showed up and those who were there in spirit. It made Mike feel so special. If ever a kid needed that, it was him. If we heard it once, we have heard it 100 times, that this was the most fun, best-run charity event ever, which is quite a claim for this community.By the time this is printed, the benefit will have raised more than $32,000. We will never be able to thank you enough, but we will try. Mike, Teresa, Mike Vaughan TavernierCare program changesDoes Medicaid pay for your longterm care services? If so, the way you receive long-term care services will be provided by a managed care plan soon. The agency wants the change to the Medicaid Long-term Care program to be as easy as possible. This change is not for all Medicaid recipients, just for those who get long-term care services. For example, those who currently receive help in their home for baths, eating and dressing; home-delivered meals; or who are in assisted-living with Medicaid paying part of it may need to transition into the Long-term Care program.If you live in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, and you are required to enroll in the Long-term Care program, you were already mailed a letter about this change. You should have also received a packet of information about the different plans available in your area.At this point, you need to make a choice regarding which of these plans you would like to enroll in. Your decision needs to be made no later than Nov. 21. If you havent decided before this deadline, you will be assigned to the plan listed in the letter that you received.There are three ways to learn more about the plans in your area and make a choice:Visit www.FLMedicaidManagedCare.com and select the county you live in to view the information about the Long-term Care program and about each plan in your area.Talk with a choice counselor on the phone by calling (877) 711-3662 or the TDD number at (866) 467-4970.Meet in person by calling (877) 711-3662 to schedule an appointment. A choice counselor may be able to meet you in your home or at another location where you are comfortable. When choosing a plan, you may want to consider the following:What services do I think I need?Which plan has the providers I currently use or think I will need?Are the providers I need a part of a certain plan?The choice counseling call center operates between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Be prepared to provide the Florida Medicaid number or Social Security number and date of birth for the person who will be enrolling.Justin Senior, director Florida Medicaid Agency for Health Care Administration, TallahasseePolitical newcomer would bring new perspective to the City CouncilMark Senmartin is running for Marathon City Council because he sees the need for new blood at City Hall.Former Councilman Pete Worthington is running again after sitting out a year because he sees experience as key. And incumbent Richard Keating hopes for a third term with a slogan that reads: Been there. Done good. There are lots of ways to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the three candidates in the Nov. 5 showdown. The top two vote getters will take seats on the five-member council in this at-large race. Senmartin brings an outsiders perspective, questions the cost for a Taj Mahal new city hall and challenges what he calls the abrasive leadership style of City Manager Roger Hernstadt. He also vows to break up the influence of what he describes as that good ol boys club that seems to run things in Marathon. But he also carries his own agenda of personal and private grievances, including a city code enforcement fine for illegally removing trees on his property and run-ins with city building officials over inspections on the modular home he and his wife built last year. Asked to name his No. 1 priority if elected, Senmartin says: The Building Department. It needs to be a lot more user friendly, adding the guy leading the rodeo there is not the guy we need, especially with all the big [hotel] projects about to come on line. Keating, who was re-elected without opposition two years ago, now faces his first real challenge since his initial foray into Marathon politics. Not a natural campaigner, Keating has a hard time articulating what hes done in his four years on the council. He seldom speaks out or asks questions from the dais, and says he prefers to work through the city manager, adding we communicate constantly.Asked for his three top priorities, Keating lists smallbusiness incentives as No. 1 and a new city hall as No. 2 (noting the temporary trailers that now house city staff and records will be floating in the ocean come a big hurricane).His third priority focuses on Marathons future as an eco-tourism center. He points to Boot Key, the underutilized Sunset Park and even the old Seven Mile Bridge as assets the city must preserve for future tourism growth.Worthington, a former mayor and four-time councilman, is in his sixth run for office. Asked to name his top three priorities, Worthington lists a return of commercial air service to Marathon, followed by more aggressive action to secure state sewer money for Marathon and a focus on new commercial development critical to the citys economic future. Worthington said three new hotels about to break ground will add enough first-class rooms to make the case for restoring commercial air service, critical to getting our economic engine running. We lament the dirty tactics that have emerged in this campaign, including a mystery mailer and a mystery email that both attempt to smear Senmartin and divert voters attention from the issues.While we recognize the value of experience, we think Senmartin deserves a shot at bringing a fresh perspective to the council. Lets see what some new blood can do.Were not endorsing Worthington because hes served four terms and we dont believe in revolvingdoor political dynasties. And Keating hasnt demonstrated engagement on tough issues, with little he can show for his four years of service. On the Nov. 5 ballot, we endorse Mark Senmartin for council. And in two years, if Marathon voters decide new blood didnt work, well, they can boot him in 2015.Russians interested in the CaribbeanThe Russian government last month publicly expressed an interest in Caribbean oil and natural gas exploration, including off the coasts of nations near South Florida.With Cubas offshore oil hopes all but dashed recently, and the Bahamians set to drill an exploratory well in 2015, the Russians have come forward to offer help to other Caribbean nations in their quest for oil and gas. A Russian scientific collective known as Geology Without Limits is planning a major three-year seismic survey of almost 12,000 square miles of the Caribbean Sea. The study is scheduled to get underway by the end of the year. When it is complete, Caribbean nations could use it free of charge for oil and gas research, Nikolay Smirnov, Russias ambassador to Guyana told the Caribbean Media Corp. in September.All those things will be available to Caribbean countries free of charge because it will be done by Russian scientists with participation with local scientists if they like and that data will be available without any preconditions without any restrictions, Smirnov told the news agency. The survey can also be used to study fisheries and climate change, he said.Geology Without Limits completed a similar survey of the Black Sea in 2012 and others are under way in waters off Russia, consortium members wrote in a recent article about the survey in AAPG Explorer magazine.The scientists, Nickolay Amelin, Laslo Miles, Eugene Petrov and British scientist and GWL consultant Keith H. James, said oil companies with experience in the Caribbean will be consulted on the project. The planned seismic profiles are far reaching and include waters off the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Turks and Caycos, Saint Kitts, all the way down to Colombia and Venezuela and off the coast of Central America. James did not return an emailed request for an interview. But the scientists said in their AAPG article that those [countries] providing funding will be able to influence the program plan, to be represented during program execution and will receive data results. Funding will also come from international organizations and oil companies. The announcement of the survey comes as the Bahamas Petroleum Co. plans to tap an exploratory oil well in commonwealth waters by April 2015. Several international companies failed to find economically viable oil wells in the deep waters of the Florida Straits between Key West and Cuba. The companies, led by Spains Repsol, leased a giant semi-submersible oil rig to search for the oil. After spending more than $100,000, Repsol found some crude, but not enough to justify the expense of deep water drilling in the area.State-run Petroleos de Venezuela was the last company to use the rig to look for oil in the Straits. It announced in November 2012 that its well came up dry. But some see the seismic survey as the embodiment of failed U.S. energy policy in the region, largely due to its adherence to the half-century-old embargo against Cuba. After half a century of U.S. embargo, the results are in: the Russians are coming, again, said Lee Hunt, former president of the International Drilling Contractors. Good work for everyone except U.S. enterprises in the Caribbean.Theyll help other nations with drillingBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comOIL EXPLORATION

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Career coaching for success is something that can pay big dividends for anyone college graduates looking for their first professional position, those who are in mid-career (and mid-life) and maybe especially for those who have lost their job or lost their way. The first thing to do is recognize you need help. The second thing: Ask for it. For many of us, thats the hardest part. Were strong and capable and independent people. Ask for help? Wed rather poke out our eyes with a sharp stick. The thing is, we all need help on occasion. And there is no shame in asking for it.Where can you find that help? You can read books on various topics, which is a wonderful way to get new ideas, but theres no conversation, no give and take.You can approach a colleague, a friend or family member for assistance. These could be excellent resources, and most people are willing to help. However, there are limitations here, too. At best, help will be short term, as people have their own lives to live and challenges to face. At worst, you could be asking for a hand from people who will (inadvertently or otherwise) sabotage your efforts because they have a stake in keeping you just the way you are. A colleague may worry about losing a work buddy. Your best friend may feel like youre leaving her behind. Your spouse could be concerned about how your changes will affect the family income. This is why career coaching any type of coaching works. A coach doesnt carry any emotional baggage into your relationship; your coach wants what you want. Period. Your coachs only goal is to help you get to where you want to go. How does that happen? Coaching begins with a wide-ranging questionnaire that addresses all avenues of your life, including where you are likely to procrastinate, what gives you energy, how much money you need, how your life would change if you got what you want and more.Based on that initial assessment, you and your career coach will meet regularly (usually over the phone, but it could be in person) to talk about your goals. Dont have any goals? Thats part of what your coach is there to help you determine. Some likely points of conversation:Are you sure you want what you say you want? Clients often come to coaching with a specific goal in mind only to learn that, well, maybe that wasnt it at all. And thats perfectly OK. Coaches will help you examine your stated goals, or help you come up with new ones, and keep you accountable along the way. Why do you want what you want? Is it money? The satisfaction of a job well done? The ability to work alone or, conversely, with a group of like-minded people? Taking chances, and doing new things? The key element in this is how it makes you feel, because emotions are excellent motivators. Curious about coaching? Go to www.key-dynamics.com/curious-about-coachingfor a free download, call 4519295 or e-mail Jackie@keydynamics.com for a complementary session. Saturday, October 26, 2013 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 64 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period October 13 October 19, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key Coral Way $57,202$60,000187KeyIsle Rlty/ L. Sanders / S. SanLorenzoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 29552 Constitution Ave$239,000$255,00083Internet Rlty of the Fla Keys/JoAnn NeurathPr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman-Wood 29523 Enterprise Ave$415,000$415,0000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoBig Torch Key 7372 Dorn Rd $199,900$175,000288Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoOutside Of MLSConch Key 42 Conch Ave$215,000$210,000205Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsCudjoe Key 701 Spanish Main Dr$159,500$135,000345Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Rlty/Trish Brummer 0 7th Ave*$162,900$155,000112Century 21 Schwartz/Sylvia WerlingCentury 21 Schwartz/Sylvia WerlingDuck Key 316 Seaview Cir$998,000$970,000259American CaribbeanR.E./Karen RaspeAmerican Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeGrassy Key 58009 Morton St$1,599,000$1,475,000299Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin KluckOutside Of MLSKey Haven 20 Bamboo Trc$525,000$525,00050Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsCentury 21 All Keys Inc./Sean BessonKey Largo Lot 2 Poinsetta Dr $15,000$15,000428Century 21 Schwartz/Mona YeagerCentury 21 Schwartz/Mona Yeager Lot 1 Poinsetta Dr $15,000$15,000428Century 21 Schwartz/Mona YeagerCentury 21 Schwartz/Mona Yeager 97501 Overseas Hwy$230,000$233,000220Century 21 Schwartz/Charity ReblMoorings Realty/James Mooney 500 Oldsmar Ln$325,000$290,000169Marr Properties Inc./Joy MartinMarr Properties/Joy Martin 816 Oakwood Ave$79,000$71,500155Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joe T alamasKeys C ountry Rlty & Dev./Carol Betts Keller 212 Buttonwood Ln$268,000$250,00071Island Equity Real Estate/Holly HightMarr Properties/Lorie Leal 264 Lincoln Ave$190,000$190,0000Outside Of MLS FKBR Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Jamie EngelKey West 1901 Roosevelt Blvd$369,000$362,500569Realty Executives Fla Keys/Karen TaporowskiRealty Executives Fla Keys/Stacy Stahl 526 Grinnell St$449,000$422,500285Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 58 Seaside South Ct$273,350$273,350122Realty Executives Fla Keys/Darlene Thomas Realty Executives Fla Keys/Darlene Thomas 611 Margaret St$749,000$700,000106Preferred Properties/Everett WatkinsSeaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz 2 Spoonbill Way$499,000$480,00061Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 1312 Atlantic Dr$699,000$725,00055Bascom Grooms Real Estate/Bascom GroomsTruman & Co./Lynn KaufeltMarathon 1100 27th St $310,000$284,0001374Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Barbara StevensColdwell Banker Schmitt/Team Stevens 905 91st Ocean Ct$185,000$180,000188RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Lisa FordRE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Lisa Ford 109 Stirrup Key Woods Rd$85,000$85,0001Pr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman WoodPr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman Wood 999 98th St$290,000$290,0000RE/MAX Marathon Vacation R.E./Jo Ann Cook American Caribbean/Kim Rabito-ShowPlantation Key 90341 Old Hwy$235,000$205,000729Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsXcellence Realty/Javier Alvarez 149 Valencia Dr$679,000$625,000127Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsRamrod Key Barbuda Ln* $115,000$115,0000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoSugarloaf Key 435 South Point Dr$895,000$858,000274Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Cynthia KayeAmerican Caribbean/Unknown Agent 435 South Point Dr$895,000$858,000274Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Cindy KayeAmerican Caribbean/Kristen Brenner 17287 Cayman Dr$439,000$409,0000American Caribbean/Sandra TuttleAmerican Caribbean/Sandra TuttleVacant Lot (*) Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING FROM THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARDThe Monroe County PARKS AND RECREATIONADVISORY BOARD invites County residents to a special meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:00 PM at the Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, MM102, Monroe County, Florida, regarding the future of Rowells Marina. The purpose of this meeting is to hear directly from area residents as to how they would like to see the property developed once the purchase is completed.This meeting is open to the public.Formore information please contact Rosa Washington at(305) 292-4432orat washington-rosa@monroecounty-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 orvoice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 10/23/13, 10/26/13, 10/30/13 & 11/2/13 This beautiful 2008 World Cat 330 TE was listed and sold byBlueWater Boat Brokerage.Were selling boats and need listings! If youre consideringselling or buying, contact BlueWater Boat Brokerage.(305) 872-3123 bluewaterboats@comcast.net www.bluewaterboatbrokerage.com ANOTHER ONE SOLD BY BLUEWATER BOAT BROKERAGE! ATTENTION VENDORS(non-food)Reserve your booth space Limited space available (305) 451-07812nd Annual Italian Festival Feb. 15 & 16 Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com BusinessOverseas Lounge renovation startsAfter years of controversy and legal wrangling, the former Overseas Liquor & Lounge building in Marathon is finally taking a step in a positive direction. Call it addition by subtraction, as new owner Tim OConnell has spent the past couple weeks tearing down dilapidated trailers and wooden cottages that sat adjacent to and behind the iconic U.S. 1 property near mile marker 49. Plans for the property include a family-friendly restaurant with gift shops, an ice cream stand, indoor and outdoor seating, and tree houses for kids to play in outside. He also plans to reopen the package liquor store. OConnell secured demolition permits from the city on Oct. 9 and a permit to put a new roof on the building on Oct. 16. Workers were on the job this week. We got rid of three trailers, which was basically five units. There were two wooden structures we had to pull out because they were not made out of Dade County pine, so the termites had destroyed them, he said. Two of the five trailers were separated into two units, while each wooden cottage had two one-bedroom efficiency apartments. Outside of the main building, the property is now clear and OConnell also had workers remove some excess vegetation. Work began this week on a new metal roof. OConnell was complimentary of the city for expediting the permit process. We got our roof permit in an hour, he said. Next well apply for the demo permit inside thatll allow us to pull the ceilings and walls down. To that end, OConnell said hes had environmental testing done on the inside of the building as required by the state Department of Environmental Protection. Were ready to pull the ceilings down once we get the permit. Then we can go back to the architects and find out what we should put where, he said. Once we get started, itll go pretty quick there. The property made headlines in recent years as the estate of former owner Joseph Ardolino and the city battled in court over whether the right to operate the package store expired after it closed in 2008.Demo work under wayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYNew owner Tim OConnell secured demolition permits on Oct. 9 and has been busy removing eyesore trailers and cottages from the former Overseas Liquor & Lounge property at mile marker 49 in Marathon. He plans to reopen a restaurant and package liquor store there. Dont be afraid to ask for helpCOACHS CORNERJackie Harder CoachsCorner

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Illegal fish collectors plead out in courtTwo former executives of a Grassy Key marine-life firm face a Dec. 4 sentencing after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge involving the illegal harvest of live sharks and coral. Eric P. Pedersen, 51, of Grassy Key and Serdar Ercan, 42, formerly of Grassy Key, entered the pleas Sept. 25 in Key West federal court.Each could face a maximum of five years in prison but prosecutors with the Office of U.S. Attorney Wilfredo A. Ferrer recommended a more lenient sentence since the defendants have rendered substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of another person who has committed an offense, court documents say.Several other marine-life dealers or collectors across the country been charged in recent months with acquiring live fish and protected coral from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters. Cases filed against officers of the private, nonprofit Idaho Aquarium and an aquarium supply business in Michigan were based on the defendants dealings with marine-life collectors in Monroe County. Much of the evidence points to conversations and business with Key Marine Inc., the former Grassy Key marine-life firm operated by Pedersen and Ercan. Federal and state officials raided Key Marines site at mile marker 59 in February 2011 but then refused to divulge why.Ercan and Pedersen subsequently confessed that during the period extending from October 2010 through approximately February 2011, they harvested and transported significant amounts of live rock (marine rock covered with living soft corals), sea fans, bonnethead sharks, lemon sharks and nurse sharks, according to a U.S. Attorneys Office statement.The marine animals were taken for financial gain against state law and shipped across state lines. Since the violations reportedly involved illegal collection of live animals worth more than $400,000 combined, federal sentencing guidelines indicate a prison sentence of about three years. U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez is not bound by the prosecutors recommendation for a lighter sentence. Ercan recently was granted permission to move back to his native Ohio pending sentencing. Also scheduled for a Dec. 3 sentencing in Key West are Ammon Covino and Christopher Conk, who pleaded guilty to soliciting protected sharks for the Idaho Aquarium they operated.Sentences of 5 years are possibleIN THE COURTS KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, October 26, 2013 FEATURE XFINITYU-VERSE YES NO YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NOFastest available Internet speeds The most TV shows and movies with XFINITY On Demand on TV and online The fastest in-home Wi-Fi for all rooms, all devices, all the time The best HD experience The most live sports More Internet protection included at no additional cost Advanced home phone calling features like Text Messaging at no extra costOffer ends 12/31/13, and is limited to new residential customers. Not available in all areas. Limited to Economy Plus Internet. After promotion, regular rates apply. Comcasts current monthly service charge is $39.95. Limited to service to a single outlet. Equipment, installation and taxes extra. 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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 7B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOT! HOT! NEW!Coastal Furniture Lamps Artwork Accessories Frightful foodHalloween is next week, and weve got some food ideas that just might put a little scare in you. Story, 3BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Carroll shuts out the HurricanesThree touchdowns on visiting John Carroll Catholics first four possessions Thursday staggered Coral Shores visions of a Southeastern Football Conference title in 2013. The Hurricanes went down hard, 41-0, on their home field in the first round of the conference playoffs, eliminating them from championship contention.Coral Shores (7-2) goes into its final game this week with a new goal of ringing up the programs first eight-win record in more than a decade.That was humbling, Hurricane head coach Ed Holly said. We have one more game so we have to come back Monday, get ready and move on. The Canes will close the season with a 7:30 p.m. Friday home game against Archbishop Curley.Coral Shores ran for 182 yards against John Carroll but could not reach the end zone. Two long drives ended in missed field-goal tries of 37 and 27 yards as kicker Paul Pauchey battled a strong wind blowing off the ocean.Coral Shores prides itself on defense but Carroll needed just six runs on a 65-yard opening drive, finished with a 9-yard touchdown that took less than two minutes off the game clock. After Coral Shores went three-and-out, the versatile Rams (8-1) made it 14-0 midway through the first quarter on an eight-play, 51yard drive. Carroll hit passes of 16 and 6 yards, and scored on a 1-yard run.The Canes used 11 plays in a 59-yard drive in the second quarter that saw backs Henry Jacobsen, Eddie Dunn and George Jacobsen each make runs of more than 10 yards before the push stalled at the Ram 21-yard line.Carroll scored on a 4yard run with 7:01 left before halftime, after a 55yard drive sparked by a 15yard pass and 14-yard run. Coral Shores found its defensive footing behind end Anthony Rice, who made several big stops along with frontline teammates Jose Bravo, Austin Wilkins andHead coach of the 7-2 team calls it humbling game in the conferenceJOHN CARROLL 41, CORAL SHORES 0By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWHurricane defensive end Austin Wilkins (back) lifts a John Carroll back off his feet while teammates Anthony Rice (11), Jose Bravo (90) and Byron Peixoto (right) close in for a stop.Relay team off to regionalThe Key West High School boys 200-yard freestyle relay team will go on to the regional swim meet after breaking its school record and winning the event at Wednesdays seven-team District 12-2A meet at the Marian Krutulis Aquatic Center in Pinecrest. The undefeated Conch team of Derrick Allen, Isaiah Green, Chris Bujak and Marcus Brisson came in first in 1:31.16, almost three seconds faster than the school mark it set earlier in the season. Each swimmer had splits in the 22s, said Key West coach Lori Bosco.Allen also qualified for the regional meet by finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 22:37, just behind Archbishop McCarthys Matthew Mila, who won in 22:28.Allen once again came close to Luke Knights school record of 22.22. Hell have two more chances at the regional, Bosco said. The second chance will come when he leads off the 200 relay team.Green and Bujak also have a shot at advancing, though that probably wont be known until today, following the completion Friday of all the 2A district meets. Green finished third in the 100 breaststroke and Bujak was eighth in the 100 butterfly in a school-record 58:61.The top 24 individuals in the 2A meets will go on to swim at 4 p.m. next Friday at the Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatic Center. Bosco said she hopes the 200 individual medley team of Green, Bujak, Allen and T.J. Carbone, which finished fourth, will advance. Key West girl swimmers not knowing their fate were Morgan Bentley, who was fifth in the 200 IM, and her teammates on the fourthplace 200 IM relay team (Ashley Cowan, Kristen Reed and Kimberlee Reed) and on the fourth-place 200 free relay team (Story Magidson and the Reeds). Coral ShoresCoral Shores Highs Evin Zekthi won the 200 freestyle at this weeks 12-1A meet at Ransom Everglades in Miami and will advance to the regional meet at noon next Saturday at the Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center in Fort Lauderdale.Teammate Raul Cisneros was third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 100 free. He should advance in the 100 free, said coach Jon Olsen.Olsen said hes holding his breath that the boys 200 and 400 relay teams will also advance. Allen also is advancing individuallyBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SWIMMINGSee Hurricanes, 2B Swimmers await resultsSeveral Marathon High School swimmers were anxiously awaiting results from the District 10 and 11 meets this week. The Dolphins competed in the District 12-1A championship meet at Ransom Everglades School in Miami on Tuesday, but new rules mean swimmers didnt find out until after press time Friday whether theyd advance to regionals. They changed the rules to where last year, the top eight made it [from each district]. Now its the top 24 fastest times out of the three districts in our region. We have to wait until Friday to see if were going to regionals, coach Sarah Maschal. The District 10-1A meet was Wednesday in Boca Raton, while the District 111A meet was scheduled for Friday in Fort Lauderdale. Dolphins swimmers with the best chance to advance include Aaron Grube, who took fourth place overall in the 200-yard freestyle eventThe regionals are possible, the coach saysBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SWIMMINGSHARP CATCH Capt. Nick Stanczyk (right) of the B n M charter boat out of Bud N Marys Marina in Islamorada holds a swordfish he landed for his clients. Lady Dolphins doneThe Marathon High School volleyball season ended on Tuesday with a straight-set loss to Palmer Trinity School in the opening round of the District 16-3A tournament in Miami. The No. 3 seed Dolphins fell to the host Falcons, the No. 2 seed, 25-9, 25-16 and 25-13. Palmer is a perennially strong program and this years team is no different. It features a number of big hitters and Marathon coach Carol Miller said the Dolphins also struggled on serve in the match. We never really got any momentum going on any of our servers. It was one of those games where we gave the ball back regularly. We just didnt have a straight series of points to give us any kind of advantage, she said.The Falcons were scheduled to host No. 1 seedFalcons end teams season, finish at 14-9By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALLSee Swimming, 2BSee Volleyball, 2B

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Anglers can target redfish and bonefish during the final fundraising tournament in the annual Robert James Sales Redbone Trilogy series, set for Nov. 1 to 3. The Redbone Celebrity Tournament is headquartered at the Islander Resort, mile marker 82.1 oceanside. Events are to begin Oct. 31 with a welcome reception and early registration for anglers and guides.Several notables have fished past Redbone tournaments including National Basketball Association Hall of Fame inductee John Havlicek, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, National Hockey League Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen and Jimbo Meador, the inspiration for the book and hit movie Forrest Gump.Celebrities and tournament veterans who are expected to fish the 2013 event include NASA astronaut Bruce Melnick, MLBs Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson and International Game Fish Association Hall of Famer Stu Apte.The angling events fund research into the genetic disease cystic fibrosis and raise more than a million dollars annually for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On Oct. 31, anglers can register for the Superfly, a one-day, one-fly competition sponsored by The Fly Shop of Miami and held prior to the Redbone. Superfly action is to begin at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 1 with a continental breakfast served at the Lorelei dock, mile marker 82 bayside. Boats can depart the Lorelei at 7 a.m. and fishing continues until lines out at 3 p.m. The Redbone kickoff party and silent auction are set for 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Islander. The auction closes at 8 p.m. Continental breakfast is served Nov. 2 and 3 at 6 a.m. and boats depart at 6:30 a.m. Lines out is at 3 p.m.Dockside parties for anglers and guides are scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. both fishing days at the Lorelei and the public is invited to attend. On Nov. 3, cocktails and an awards banquet are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. under the Redbone tent on the Islander Resort beach.Registration is $3,500 for a two-person angler team or $3,000 for an individual angler to fish, including two days charter fees with a professional guide. The entry fee for the Superfly is $350 per angler who also fishes the Redbone or $500 per angler otherwise. Limited social tickets are available for $500 per person and can be obtained by calling the Redbone Gallery, 200 Morada Way in Islamorada, at 664-4278. For more, go to www.redbone.org or call 664-2002. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, October 26, 2013 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Rick ServaisREALTOR(305) 731-5010www.realestatemarathonfl.com rservais@cbschmitt.com Ocean Isles Fishing Village #51Marathon 100 Avenue I, #46 Coco PlumLISTED & SOLD BY RICKI JUST SOLD these 2 properties in Marathon. Unit 51 at Ocean Isles Fishing Village SOLD in just 30 days for the FULL LISTING PRICE! Looking to SELL your home? I have the EXPERIENCE to make it happen! Call Me Today to find out how! 58009 Morton Street Grassy KeyMy listing on Morton Street on beautiful Grassy Key JUST SOLD! To get your home sold or if you would like to invest in property here in the Florida Keys, give me a call today! Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationRobin KluckBROKER ASSOCIATE(305) 360-2073www.marathonFLhomesforsale.com 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050Open 7 Days A Week 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 I JUST SOLD THIS HOME IN MARATHON!Looking to BUY or SELL here in the Florida Keys? Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com 490 52nd Street Marathon Open 7 Days A Week Logan Rowe. Anthony did everything he could for us, Holly said. He was all over the field on defense, ran the ball and caught passes. Linebacker Ariel Correa led a charge that stopped the Rams on a fourth-down run at the Canes 23. On Carrolls last drive of the first half, Rice swatted and intercepted a Ram pass. Coral Shores launched its best drive of the game in the third quarter with George Jacobsen (10 carries for 79 yards) getting a 22-yard gain and quarterback Nick Frisone hitting Dunn with a 21-yard pass. Coral Shores had a first-and-goal from the Rams 7 but the push ended in a missed field goal. Carroll, flexing a sharp no-huddle attack with sharp passing, scored on the first play of the fourth quarter, an 8-yard pass after a drive that saw a 27-yard completion and a 41-yard run. The Rams later passed 74 yards downfield before scoring on a 6-yard run. The final score came when a Coral Shores fumble on the last play of the game was grabbed by a Ram defender in midair and returned 48 yards.Weve been getting better every year so getting beat like this hurts, Holly said. But its one of those growing pains you have to go through.Hurricanes are shut downFrom Hurricanes, 1BWestminster Christian School on Thursday to decide the district champion. Both teams will advance to regionals.Marathon fielded a young squad this year that will graduate no seniors. The girls started the year 4-6, but won 10 of their last 13 matches to finish with a 14-9 record.The Dolphins had a season-best six-game winning streak from Sept. 26 to Oct. 11 that featured wins over Key West, Westwood Christian (twice), International Studies, Greater Miami Academy and Archbishop Carroll.The Dolphins are slated to return every player to log significant playing time in 2013. Three will be seniors and six will be juniors. That includes Sydney Konrath, Jordan Roney, Brandi Spalten, Katie Popejoy, Amanda Bruland, Johnnisha Qualls, Gardine Raymond, Regan Durkin and Savannah Rodamer. We have some strong players and as they continue to age and develop well continue to get better, Miller said. I think theres so much potential. If these girls want something more they need to work hard at that goal.Lady Canes fallThe Coral Shores High School girls ended their volleyball season Tuesday with an opening-round loss to Florida Christian in the District 16-4A Tournament. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Canes graduate four seniors from the squad that finishes with a 9-11 record in an extremely competitive district.Volleyball team finishes at 14-9From Volleyball, 1B (2:02), and Will Wolfe, who came in fifth place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04). In addition, the girls relay team has an outside chance at earning a spot in regionals. The top 16 relay teams from the three districts advance to regionals.The team of Malorie Woodbury, Summer King, Noemi Fekete and Abby Gracy placed sixth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54) and 400-yard freestyle races (4:22).Maschal said the team would continue practicing in the hopes several swimmers would advance. For those that wont, she said the district meet was a good way to end the season. We swam really well, she said. It was a good way to end the season for all the other kids that wont make it to regionals. Grube, Wolfe and Woodbury all broke school records in their respective individual events. Woodbury finished the 100-yard freestyle event in 1:00. The regional meet is scheduled for Nov. 2 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.Fin swimmers await resultsFrom Swimming, 1B Defense to lead Lady ConchsWith experienced veterans, promising newcomers and a strong defense, the Key West High girls soccer team is entering the new season ready to build on its winning tradition. The Conchs were 12-11-2 last season in a strong district that included powers American Heritage, Archbishop McCarthy and Pembroke Pines Charter. Now, they are in District 163A with Doral Academy, Hialeah Miami Lakes, Miami Jackson and Miami Northwestern. I think that the weaker district will be just fine for us, said 51-year-old coach Scott Paul, who begins his 15th season four victories shy of 200. He has never had a losing season. Despite the loss to graduation of Adriana Garcia and Raquel and Lauren Schoneck, the defense, led by junior Selyne Casas, should be the teams strength. She is the dominant force in the back, Paul said of Casas. Other strong defenders include Tatum Flowers and Lindsey Free. I believe that Lindsey has finally become a complete soccer player and should be very strong at stopper, Paul said. Goals can be expected from Caila DeAbreu and Olivia Kennedy (Paul calls them flyers), along with Libby Isherwood, Julia Passarelli and newcomer Angela Niles. Passarelli, who impressed last season as a freshman, has improved dramatically, Paul said. Senior Angela Martin, who worked hard during the off-season, will be back in goal, backed by Gaby Pozzi and Haley Bogiel. Paul said there are a number of freshman with solid under-14 team experience. They play above their age and I believe they can contribute immediately, he said. The Conchs opened Friday night against visiting Jensen Beach in a game completed too late for todays paper.Soccer team starts season optimisticallyBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOCCERPoor season comes to an endThe Key West High volleyball teams trying season came to an end Tuesday but not without some drama.Before the Conchs reached the Ransom Ever glades campus in Miami, where they lost, 25-14, 25-7, 25-13, in the District 16-4A tournament, they stopped for lunch at the Dadeland Mall. While eating, their van was broken into.Two of our players backpacks were stolen, along with jewelry, two uniforms and two sets of sneakers, said coach Kim Butler. The match was delayed because a police report had to be filed. When the team got to the gym, the Gulliver coach, Butler said, gave Ryann Appleby, the Conchs star senior, the shoes off her feet. As for the match, Gulliver was in a league above us, Butler said. The Conchs were led by senior Cheyenne Pepper, who had three kills, three digs and a hitting percentage of .750, and senior Breanna Johnson, who had three digs. We only missed one serve during the match, which was an improvement, Butler said. The Conchs, whose schedule was loaded with top teams, finished 1-21 and won only five games (sets). It was the programs worst record since 2008, when the team was 1-20. In the end, though, Butler, a teacher at Poinciana Elementary School who took over the coaching job this season, was undaunted. Its funny because I feel that in the last couple of weeks, I was seeing a great deal of individual improvement, she said. Butler said that expecting an immediate turnaround next season is unrealistic. I believe it will take several years to make a difference, she said. We have to start a club and travel with the girls so they can play all year. We have to continue the middle-school program and get more athletic girls to try out for volleyball. Butler, who coached the Conchs in the late s, reflected on her return: I loved being at practice and working with the girls. However, I wasnt prepared for the amount of work off the court it takes to be a head coach in the Keys. It made for a lot of early mornings and late nights to get my school work and my volleyball work done.And to top everything off, van burglarizedBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLGeorgia man wins All-Tackle tournamentRichard Barnett of Savannah, Ga., cut his teeth winning the Islamorada AllTackle Bonefish & Permit Championship that ended Oct. 16, earning multiple awards amid a small but competitive field of new and veteran anglers. Known locally as the Fall All-Tackle, the challenge has historically paired one angler with a licensed captain to vie for division winners trophies. This year, permit was added to the challenge, embraced by the nearly 20 ambitious contenders. Barnett, guided by Capt. Mark Krowka, handily earned top honors with six released bonefish and six released permit. Tourna ment rules dictated that anglers three largest bonefish and three largest permit were to be scored by length, not weight. Barnett and Krowka racked up an impressive 4,110 points for the overall win. They also captured the trophy for the largest permit, at 33 inches, and awards for the bait division and highpoint first-time angler. Gary Parsons of Naples, guided by Capt. Chris Jones, logged a 26.3-inch bonefish, the tournaments largest. Another Fall All-Tackle newcomer, Tyler Shealey of Rockledge, Fla., partnered with Capt. Steven Tejera and earned a trophy for the tournaments most releases.He releases six bonefish, six permitISLAMORADA FISHINGRedbone Trilogy wraps series Nov. 1-3Third tourney is planned for Nov. 1 weekendISLAMORADA FISHINGRotary plans golf tourneyThe Upper Keys Rotary Club has planned its 13th annual Charity Golf Benefit for Nov. 8 at 12:30 pm at the Florida Keys Country Club (formerly Sombrero Country Club) in Marathon.All proceeds go to athletics at Coral Shores High School and Island Christian School.The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes green fees, cart, lunch before the event, beverages out on the course and a dinner with an open bar afterwards. One lucky golfer will have an opportunity to win $1 million and everyone will have a chance to win a 2014 Hewes 16 Redfisher with a Yamaha 90 four-stroke and aluminum trailer courtesy of Caribee Boat Sales & Marina. There will be lots of prizes and contests for the participants.To register your team, contact Jim Vetter at 852-4044.Hole sponsorships are $100. To sponsor a hole, contact Chris Trentine 481-5857.Its planned for Marathon on Nov. 8GOLF Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos

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Whipping up a batch of Halloween-inspired treats shouldnt require a scary amount of time or energy.By the time youve carved an army of pumpkins, costumed your pint-sized ghouls, purchased bushels of candy and hung the requisite number of fake spider webs and blackcat cutouts, time and patience for cooking up spooky grub may be in short supply. So weve gathered ideas vampire doughnuts, candied apple skulls, goblet graves and doughnut spiders from Matthew Meads book Halloween Spooktacular (Oxmoor, $15) for setting a spooky tone for your Halloween table without setting you back.Goblet graveHead to the craft store (or online) and pick up a silicone skull and crossbones ice cube tray. Fill each cavity with plain Greek yogurt, then use an offset spatula to smooth the tops and remove any excess yogurt from the tray. Freeze until solid (overnight is best).Let the cubes soften at room temperature for several minutes, then remove the ice cubes from the tray. Arrange the cubes in a small bowl set over a larger bowl of crushed ice. Serve alongside goblets of grape juice.Apple craniumsWash and dry six Red Delicious apples. Insert a 6to 8-inch crab-apple twig (cleaned) or a large frozen pop or candy stick. Set aside. Place 12 ounces of white candy melts in a medium heat-safe bowl. Set the bowl over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the candy has melted. One at a time, dunk each apple into the candy melts, spooning it up the sides and over the top for an even coating. Set the coated apples upright on a sheet of wax paper to set. Meanwhile, use a rolling pin to roll out Tootsie Rolls until flat. Use a paring knife to cut round eyes and a heartshaped nose from the flattened Tootsie Rolls. Glue the eyes and nose (mount the heart upside down) to the apples using piping gel or a bit of purchased frosting.Vampire doughnutsSet a stack of honeyglazed doughnuts on a large serving tray. Use a bamboo skewer to poke two fang holes in the top of each, then dribble red gel food coloring (sold in tubes in the grocers baking aisle) coming out of the holes and down the sides of the doughnuts.Doughnut spiderSet a chocolate glazed doughnut in the center of a large serving platter. Place a chocolate cake doughnut up against it. The glazed doughnut forms the spiders body; the cake doughnut is the head.Place two chocolate doughnut holes on top of the cake doughnut to form eyes (use a dab of frosting to hold them in place). Top each doughnut hole with a dab of white or yellow frosting, then gently press a chocolate chip into each. For the legs, arrange three sets of three chocolate doughnut holes coming off of each side of the body doughnut. If desired, additional frosting can be used to keep the leg doughnut holes in place. Saturday, October 26, 2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Homestead Diagnostic Center Now Open in MarathonHomestead Diagnostic Center 5190 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050 Ph: 305-440-2169Screening Digital Mammo$65OctoberSaving LivesONE MAMMOGRAM AT A TIMEBreast Cancer Awareness Month Youve earned it. Now its time to save.Bundle your home and auto insurance to find out how much you can save.Have you reviewed your insurance policies lately? Chances are we can bundle your home and auto policies to provide you the same or better coverage for less money. Plus, youll get personalized service from local agents who care about you and your safety. This program is now available in Florida, call an agent today to start saving. 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 provided and serviced by HOME ADVANTAGE LivingLIVING BRIEFSCollege has open house WednesdayFlorida Keys Community College invites prospective students and their families to an open house on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Stock Island campus on College Road.The event is designed to introduce future students to the academic programs available at the college and provide guidance with the enrollment process. The regular $30 application fee will be waived for those who submit an application during the event.Prospective students will meet faculty, staff and current students who will provide information about academic and career training programs; financial aid and scholarship opportunities; learning support resources; and student clubs and activities. Concurrently, family members will participate in a President to Parent forum led by college President Jonathan Gueverra.Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 809-3271 or sending an e-mail to studentoutreach @fkcc.edu.Take Stock kids signing contractsFifty-five low-income students across the Keys plan to sign Take Stock in Children contracts next week.By signing, they agree to maintain minimum grades for each year in middle and high school, must score well enough in standardized tests like the SAT and ACT to demonstrate they are college-ready, and stay drugand alcohol-free. If successfully completed, they are awarded full four-year scholarships at any of Floridas 28 public colleges or 11 universities. The kids enter the program in seventh grade and the contract runs through high-school graduation.The signings are planned for Monday at Sugarloaf School, Tuesday at Coral Shores High School and Key Largo School, Wednesday at Marathon Middle/High School and Thursday at Key West High School and Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West. To find out more or to become a Take Stock mentor, contact Leslie Holmes at leslie.holmes@keysschools .com or call 293-1546.Foot problems are Wednesday focusIf you want to learn how to recognize and treat common foot and ankle problems, you might want to attend a program called The Problems Afoot at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. The free seminar will be held Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the main conference room of the hospital, mile marker 91.5. Ankle and foot surgeon John Torregrosa will review the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common foot and ankle problems including fractures, heel pain, bunions and problems caused by diabetes. The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 434-3400. How to frighten them with foodFun recipes will liven up holiday eventsBy J.M. HIRSCHAssociated PressHALLOWEENAssociated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is a goblet grave with yogurt frozen into the shape of a skull and crossbones floating in a glass of grape juice.Wanted: Snake sightingsTwo environmental groups are petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, which is a Keys denizen, to be put on the threatened species list, and the state wants your help in doing some research.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission wants residents to report any sightings of such snakes going back to 2000, and to be as specific as possible.You can report sightings online at https://public.my fwc.com/FWRI/DRS/ or send an e-mail to Kevin Enge, associate research scientist in the Reptile and Amphibian Research Subsection of the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Gainesville. His e-mail address is kevin.enge@myfwc.com.The best would be to report the latitude and longitude of where the snake was spotted (which can be found on Google Earth), or the street address.If you dont remember exactly where it was found, we would still be interested in the sighting if it came from a conservation land. Its fine if you dont remember the month or the exact year, as long as it was post-2000, the FWC said in a prepared statement.Any photos sent will be vouchered in your name in the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. Enge can be reached at (352) 334-4209. The groups that want the diamondback rattlesnake listed as endangered are the Center for Biological Diversity and the Coastal Plains Institute.Groups want diamondbacks to be protectedTHE ENVIRONMENT This is a diamondback rattlesnake.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, October 26, 2013 70th anniversary marks the Big ShowSeventy years ago, a group founded Marathon Little Theatre. That was in 1944 when the community was tiny and generators were used to provide electricity. From those humble beginnings, comes Marathon Community Theatres tribute show Nov. 1-2 with a cast of 68 players and revivals of some favorite scenes, song and dance from the past. Dubbed One Weekend Only, the annual fall fundraiser helps support the community troupe throughout the season. John Pabon, this years director, said hes excited about the special retrospective. This years show focuses on the past and present with over 68 cast members ready to knock your socks off. Fred Hundhammer, whose turn in the 2005 production of Kiss Me Kate will be reprised, does Brush Up Your Shakespeare from that musical. Hell join other MCTboard members hitting the stage for this One Weekend Only event. John Schaefer, who cochairs the theaters entertainment committee with Polly Foster, will perform a piece from the companys 2008 production of Me & My Girl. Joining him on stage will be Heidi Ferrell. Gail Burnett, whos been part of 12 One Weekend Only productions, is working behind the scenes as this years show producer. She will reprise her 2009 role as AdelaidefromGuys and Dollswith the songMCTcast of 68 takes the stage Nov. 1-2THEATERKWphotographer captures 19th century imageryIf a photograph can capture the heart and soul of a place, then Key West photographer Vaughn Garner hopes he comes close. After three years of shooting, Garners photos of the Southernmost City make their debut with a reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at SoDu Gallery, 1102B Duval St. As someone who lived in Key West when I was younger, there is no better way to bring back fond memories of my favorite parts of living on the island, than this book, said Susan Hamilton of NYU Press. No other photographer captures the remarkable images of the beauty of Key West like Vaughn Garner does. My heart will always have a place in the sunset, the water and the architecture of this stunning place. This is the next best thing to being there. Thank you for the memories. Key West Publishing LLC published Spectacular Key West, which features 74 color photos that capture the unique beauty of the Florida Keyslandscapes, sunsets and architecture. Garners book-signing reception will be part of the First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll, which highlights the districts galleries, shops, bars and restaurants all of which stay open late and offer First Friday specials. For more information, call 296-4400.Spectacular Key Westphotos by Vaughn GarnerART This is Duval and Front Streetby Key West photographer Vaughn Garner. ICE opens 2013-14 season with Nov. 4 concertAWest Coast singersongwriter whos played Carnegie Hall and written for movies will open Islamorada Community Entertainments 2013-14 season on Monday, Nov. 4. Dan Bern, described as witty, irreverent and monumentally insightful, released his first album in 1997. Bern has been called a modern-day cross between Bob Dylan and the great folk singer Woody Guthrie. His songwriting skills landed him on Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatows Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Apatows film, Get Him to the Greek. Dave Feder, president of ICE, said Berns appearance last year was such a hit with concert goers they decided to bring him back again. Everyone commented on just what an amazing talent he was (last year), Feder said. Berns concert begins at 6 p.m. at the ICE Amphitheater in Founders Park, mile marker 87, Islamorada. Attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs, but coolers are not permitted. For complete details, go to www.keysice.com. Three major music festivals are on tap for ICE this upcoming concert season. The fifth annual BayJama Reggae Fest will be held on Nov. 30, the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This event continues to grow, with more than 2,000 reggae fans attending last years fest. Local favorite Baga Tricks with Felix Hawkins joins Jahfe, Kevens, 4th Dimension, Mixed Culture, and the Ark Band at this years Reggae Fest. The Bay Grass Blue Grass Music Festival returns for its second year with a concert scheduled Jan. 19. Last years event attracted not only performers from around the country but many fans making their first ever visit to the Keys, Feder said. We were delighted at the number Bluegrass fans that came out for the first festival, including many amateur and professional bluegrass musicians from outside the Keys. So this year, weve added a second day to the festival, pre-fest pickinjam on Saturday, Jan. 18, off property where pickers, their friends, and fans can gather to get a head start on Sundays music. The newly formed Helen Highwater String Band, will headline the Bay Grass Blue Grass lineup. The band includes Grammy award-winning madolinist Mike Compton. Other performers will include Mark Johnson and Emory Lester, Mandolin Orange, Grandpas Cough Medicine, Grey Lily, and local favorites Nick and Kris. Bay Jam, promoted as the Keyspremier outdoor music fest, will be held on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11. Bay Jam will be true to its roots by featuring the best Keys musicians and bands, Feder said, though we may have a surprise or two to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This year ICE isFolk-rock artist Dan Bern returns to IslamoradaMUSIC The Nov. 1-2 One Weekend Only variety show at the Marathon Community Theatre will include some big production numbers like this 2007 USO Tribute Show. Tickets for dinner and the show cost $40. Visit www.marathontheater.org. Dan Bern returns to Founders Park for a Nov. 4 concert. See ICE, 5B See MCT, 5BLAttitudes Staff LAttitudes Staff

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 10/25 -THURS.10/31 The Counselor (R)1:45; 4:25; 7:05; 9:45* JackassPresents: Bad Grandpa(R)2:05; 4:40; 7:20; 9:40* Carrie (R)2:15; 4:45; 7:25; 9:50*Escape Plan(R)1:50; 4:35; 7:15; 9:55*Captian Phillips (PG13)1:00; 3:55; 6:50; 9:45*Halloween (R)7:00Tues. 10/29 & Thurs. 10/31 Only, just $5 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. (*) Fri., & Sat. ONLY @ your Inbox / The Reporter & Keynoter Digital Editions. First thing every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 852-3216 or 743-5551 to sign up. Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. The Counseler (R): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:00 p.m. Jackass Presents:Bad Grandpa (R): 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:20 p.m. Escape Plan (R).1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:10 p.m. Carrie (R): 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:15 p.m. CaptainPhillips (PG-13): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Gravity (PG-13).1:40, 4:40, 7:40 and 10:30 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Prisoners (R): 2:15, 5:45 and 8:30 p.m. Enough Said (PG-13): 1:45 and 6:10 p.m. Muscle Shoals (PG-13): 1:30 and 6:00 p.m. Rush (R): 3:45 and 8:40 p.m. Don Jon (R): 4:00 and 8:15 p.m. Wadjda (PG): 2:00, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 R.I.P.D. (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 The Counseler (R): 1:45, 4:25, 7:05 and 9:45 p.m. Carrie (R): 2:15, 4:45, 7:25 and 9:50 p.m. Jackass Presents:Bad Grandpa (R): 2:05, 4:40, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m. Escape Plan (R): 1:50, 4:35, 7:15 and 9:50 p.m. CaptainPhillips (PG-13): 1:00, 3:55, 6:50 and 9:45 p.m. Halloween (R): 7:00 p.m. Tues. 10/29 & Thurs 10/31 Only. Keys Movie Times Adelaides Lament. As part of this 70th anniversary, the Marathon Community Theatre will be offering an after-show party with food provided by area restaurants, including a sampling of dishes from Barricci Cafe, pasta from Franks Grill, dolphin in white wine sauce from Saltys, meatballs by Karmichaels Catering, wings from The Hurricane, Lazy Day chicken by Lazy Days and key lime pies from The Wreck. Tickets cost $40 per person for the dinner-play combo. This is the time for everyone to step forward, united by the love of live theater . be it on stage, behind the scenes, or as contributors of services or funds, Burnett said. OWO is one of the best opportunities we have to showcase the great talent in Marathon, added MCT President Jennifer Powell, and an opportunity to give back to the community which has supported us for 70 years by celebrating many of the shows seen on the MCTstage. For tickets and donation information call the MCT box office at 743-0994or visit www.marathon theater.org.Lots of music plannedFrom MCT, 4B Bottlecap hosts The 39 StepsThe Bottlecap Groove Lounge will host a special showing Monday, Nov. 4, of The 39 Steps, the W aterfront Playhouses hit show from last season. Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. and the DVD of the stage p lay performance begins at 8 p .m. with actors from the W aterfront production in attendance. This is a fundraiser for the cancer battle being waged by Tiberius Bradbary and his family. Sponsors will hold a 50/50 raffle and live auction during the event at the Bottlecap, 1128 Simonton St., Key West. Admission costs $10.KEY WESTfocused on making our most popular events, our day-long music festivals, better than ever, he added. We will bring back crowd favorites and add new performers and new features to keep the events fresh and exciting. ICE is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from ICE events provide music, dance, and arts enhancement grants to local students and for school programs. To date ICE has awarded more than $260,000 in grants and scholarships. This season, Feder said, there is a suggested admission donation for all shows: $10 for everyone 18 and older, $5 for students, and free for those 12 and under. Donations are how we raise money for our kids scholarships and we thank the community for its generous support over the years, Feder said. But even if you cant afford to donate, we want everyone to join us and enjoy the great music at our concerts and festivals.ICE stays busy From ICE, 4B MCT volunteers John Pabon and Gail Burnett are producing this seasons One Weekend Only variety show Nov. 1-2, at the Marathon Community Theatre, now celebrating its 70th anniversary. CONCERT WINNERSMoondogs won first place in the third annual Habitat Votes for Notesfundraiser concert, held Oct. 13 at the Smokin Tuna Saloon in Key West. Second place honors went to Phoenix and Billy Brown. The first-place solo act winner was Shastina Chiles, followed by Gabriel Wright and Paul Elliot. Habitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys and Key West raised $4,000 during the event, which included performances by a dozen solo acts and bands. For more information, call 2969006 or visit www.habitatlowerskeys.org.

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When it comes to sides, most of us tend to get stuck in a veg or starch rut. But the grill gives us an easy way to break out of this. I love fruit with most any grilled protein as long as there are some savory notes in the seasoning to balance the inherent sweetness of it. Growing up, we would have homemade applesauce for dinner in the fall. And I still often make that with dinner. It goes wonderfully with so many meats.But more often lately, Ive been grilling and glazing apple slices with a gussiedup maple syrup glaze. This time of year, I serve these apples alongside everything and anything grilled.The apple slices are brushed with a sweet and slightly salty maple syrup glaze that is enhanced with apple cider and warm autumn spices. A touch of soy sauce balances all the sweetness and turns what are most often thought of as dessert or breakfast ingredients (apples and maple syrup) into a side dish for pork, chicken, flank steak and salmon. And if a touch of the glaze hits your main, I wont tell anyone! Its divine on everything! For grilling, a hard, tart apple such as a Granny Smith or a Pink Lady is best. Softer apples tend to get a bit mealy. But this time of year if you use fresh, crisp new apples, you can grill any of your favorites. These apple rings are delicious hot-off-the grill or at room temperature. They also make a very pretty plate. The glaze recipe makes more than you need for one batch, making it easy to store in the refrigerator and have it at the ready for several weeks. Once the glaze is made, this simple side dish can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. To save even more time, you could spare yourself from cooking a main dish and just serve the apple with a rotisserie chicken.The recipe makes about one cup of glaze, but you wont need all of it. The extra can be covered and refrigerated for several weeks. It is delicious over pancakes, waffles, French toast or ice cream. It also is great used on chicken, turkey and pork.What youll need:One cup maple syrup.Quarter cup apple cider.Quarter cup packed dark brown sugar.One cinnamon stick.Two whole star anise.One-eighth teaspoon ground cloves.One to two teaspoons soy sauce (optional).Two large tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Pink LadyVegetable oil (or a nut oil, such as peanut)To prepare the glaze, in a small, heavy-bottomed sauce pan over low heat, combine the maple syrup, cider and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar, then add the cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by about a quarter. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce. Taste and adjust with more, if desired. Let cool to room temperature, then remove the spices.Heat the grill to mediumlow.Using an apple corer, cut out the cores and seeds from both apples, leaving the apples otherwise whole. Setting the apples on their sides, cut each into half-inchthick rings. Brush both sides of each apple ring with oil.When the grill is ready, place the apple rings on the grill grates and cook with the grill covered for 2 minutes per side, or until they have deep grill marks on both sides. Brush the tops of the apple rings with glaze, then cook for another two minutes. Turn over, brush with more glaze, then grill for another two minutes.Nutrition information per serving: 230 calories; 45 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 50 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 43 g sugar; 0 g protein; 85 mg sodium. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, October 26, 2013 L.A. Times crossword puzzle CATCHINGSOMEZS Solution in the October 30 Keynoter ACROSS 1Cry from the heartbroken 5All-in-one Apple 9Masterful, pitchingwise 1492-Across newbie 19Bits of fibrous fuzz 20Second ballot, often 22Marathoner, e.g. 23Dole (out) 24Really big hangover? 26Bond film title beginning 28Title for Lancelot 29Blow-ups 30Video file format 32Online read, for short 35Nada, to Nanette 36Mythical sirens boast? 42Demolition material 45Rain delay result 46Prefix with scope 47In __ of: replacing 48NYC subway 49Better part of a loaf? 50Couch potatos preparations? 54George Smiley portrayer Guinness 56Rihanna song title meaning I love you 58Nicholas IIs consort 59Floridas Blue Monstergolf course 61Museum gift shop offering, briefly 64Loser to DDE 65Balaams mount 66North Pole residents motto? 72Toon Chihuahua 75Crab eaters neckwear 76Treat with disdain 77Belarusian bread 81Whatever the price 85Nasal airways 88Unlike fiction 89You might wanna clean your glasses? 92Annapolis inst. 94Wheel spinners purchase 95Foot segment 96Aviation prefix 97Valedictorians, e.g. 99Alley-__ pass: hoops play 100Harvest time in the Corn Belt? 104Prescription indication 105List catchall 106Mardi Gras, for one 107Caddies of old 112Yak 114Big name in bookselling 117L, XL, XXL who cares?? 122Bigheaded 123Debussy contemporary 124Steinbeck novel set in the Salinas Valley 125Iberian river 126Nixon fundraiser Maurice 127Path to a wedding 128Posted 129Breads for Reubens DOWN 1__ mater 2Actor Schreiber 3Part of the Enterprises power source 4Pealing place 5CPAs recommendation 6Strong java 7Santa __: offshore winds 8Like the best fireplace fire 9Org. with Bucs and Broncos 10Duct opening? 11Manipulate, as statistics, with up 12Old Roman way 13Teachers security 14President __ 15Language of many a motto 16Its repetitive 17Someones __ sleeping in my bed 18Slips 211938 Physics Nobelist 25Role for Ronny 27Llanfairpwll citizens 31Imply 33Nick and Noras dog 34Shoot 3624-part epic 37Two Womenproducer Ponti 38Like all bucks and some broncos 39Line for 33-Down 40Intestinal parts 41Enthusiasm 42Oscar winner Swinton of Michael Clayton 43Approaches 44Albacore and ahi 47Hosp. worker 50Easy strides 51Sport 52Felled in the forest 53PLO chairman before Mahmoud 55Iron manRipken 57Sea, overseas 60Tripolis country 62R&R component: Abbr. 63One of the greenhouse gases 67One of a Caesarean trio 68Poets deep black 69Reagan __ 70Torrent 71Aus. setting 729 to 5, e.g. 73Prefix with botany 74Rights gp. since 1909 78Collectible stuffed animal 79Woody Woodpeckers creator 80Beethovens Fr __ 82Degree in math 83Guide to Bethlehem 84__ are the we of me: McCullers 86Juans this 87Put (out) 90Weapon for Napoleon 91__ suit: s apparel 93Commercial developers 97They have legends 98Dine next door, say 100Honeycomb-like fungi 101Morales of NYPD Blue 102Exodus obstacle 103City south of Baghdad 104Pair of sixes 107Hammer sites 108Future jurists exam, for short 109Prima donna 110California home of the Bionic Woman 111Figure (out) 113Like EE shoes 115Old Pisa dough 116Slaughter in the field 118Letters for baseballs Cards 119Kids piggy 120Buddhism sect 121Tonsillectomy MD Crossword solutionSolution to the Oct. 23 puzzle. Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon for October & November 2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, Mayor Roger Hernstadt Richard Keating, Vice Mayor City Attorneys Dick Ramsay, Councilmember Gray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember Ginger Snead, Councilmember CITY OF MARATHONSUBJECT: DATE: TIME: LOCATION: Planning Commission Meeting 10/28/135:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Fire Station No. 15 Dedication 10/30/1310:00amMarathon Fire Station, 59255 Overseas Hwy. Canvassing of Absentee Ballots11/4 and 11/510:00amMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. General Election Day 11/5/13 Code Compliance Hearing 11/6/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. *Cancelled* Nearshore Waters Committee11/7/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Meeting Provisional Ballot Canvassing 11/8/1310:30amMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City of Marathon Veterans Day Parade11/9/1311:00amFrom 20th Street, Ocean to Sadowski Cswy. City Hall Closed (Veterans Day) 11/11/13 Community Image Advisory Board Meeting11/12/134:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting 11/12/135:30pmMa rathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Manual Audit for the General Election11/13/1310:30amMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting11/14/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.To view the full City of Marathon calendar please visit our website: 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 respect 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 special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 10/22/13hpPublished Keynoter 10-26-13 LIVING BRIEFSTreasure hunters are celebratedWhats called the Treasure Hunters Ball arrives at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada on Nov. 2. Planned for 7 to 10 p.m., the event includes food, live music, prizes and more. Cost is $20. The museum is at mile marker 83 bayside. Casual attire is fine, but those attending are encouraged to go in pirate costumes. To find out more, call 6649737.Men showing off fashions Nov. 2Samuels House, a Key West program that offers shelter and support services to homeless women, and women and men with children, benefits from a mens fashion show planned for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Marriott Beachside Resort in Key West. Tickets cost $40 and include lunch. To find out more, call Davina Arrieta at Samuels House at 296-0240, Ext. 16.Switlik planning to honor militaryStanley Switlik Elemen tary School in Marathon is holding its annual Red, White and Blue Day on Nov. 8 to show support for veterans, active-duty military and local public service members.Organizer Kathy DePastino is seeking community veterans and local military currently serving to be recognized at Red White and Blue Day.If you are or know someone serving in our military, a veteran who has served in the past or want to honor the memory of a veteran, send his or her rank/specialty, branch of the military in which he or she served, along with years of service to DePastino at Switlik, 3400 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050; or call 289-2490.TUTU TUESDAY It may be an unofficial Fantasy Fest event but the fifth incarnation of Tutu Tuesday the theme this year was bath time bubbled over this week as hundredsof costumed revelersdescended on Mangoes in Key West following a four-block March of the Tutus from the Porch bar on Key Wests Duval Street. Try glazed grilled applesThey go well with any meatELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEPhoto courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThese are a nice change from vegetables.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 724369 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION 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 6TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2013 at 11:00 AM 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 10, BLOCK 3, GULFSTREAM VILLAGE PLAT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 141, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Pursuant to the SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff VS. Jorge L. Naranjo; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendants. And the Docket Number of which is Number 11-CA000154-M. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal off Said Court, this 6th day of September 2013. AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service Email: answers@shdlegalgroup.com Published October 19, 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 724693 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2009-CA-000442-M DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR27, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR27 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2005, Plaintiff, vs. MARK C. MCCAULEY; MICHELE M. MCCAULEY; CITIBANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September, 2013 and entered in Case No. 44-2009-CA-000442-M, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR27, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR27 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2005 is Plaintiff and MARK C. MCCAULEY; MICHELE M. MCCAULEY; CITIBANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, A T 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A.M., on the 6th day of November, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, CENTER ISLAND, DUCK KEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 82, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of September, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN A s Clerk of said Court By Tammy L. Marciel A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No. 09-23831 OWB Published October 19, 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 724862 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVLIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County Florida, will, on the 12TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 11:00 A.M. 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 153, BERMUDA SHORES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, at Page 70, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, Property Address: 375 Crane Street, Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff, VS. BAYVIEW MARKETING OF FLORIDA KEYS LLC.; JAMES C. SAUNDERS; ERIC S POLLACK; and KIMIE LOEFFLER Defendants, A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000871-P WITNESS my hand and Official Seal of Said Court, this 11th day of OCTOBER, 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 sale. Published October 19, 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 734312 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 2013526 MODIFIED ROOFING MAINTENANCE BID OPENING November 19th 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 26, 30, November 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 734649 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID FOR SUBCONTRACTOR & SUPPLIER Chris-Tel Construction acting as Contractor for the City of Marathon, is soliciting subcontractor bids from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the new construction of CITY OF MARATHON CITY HALL a new 1-story, 15,318 s/f elevated building of occupied space built over 14,850 s/f of parking and storage, located at: 9805 Overseas Highway| Marathon, FL 33050. This project is designed under the guidelines of FGBC (Florida Green Building Coalition). Bids will be received: 1. at the office of Chris-Tel Construction: 11400 Overseas Hwy., Suite 211, Marathon, FL 33050 2. at the office of Chris-Tel Construction: 2534-A Edison A ve., Fort Myers, FL 33901 3. via fax (239) 226-0503 4. electronically: FBurman@ ChrisTelConstruction.com Bidders may deliver their proposal to the offices of ChrisTel Construction in person, via mail, FedEx/UPS or electronically via e-mail. Chris-Tel Construction will NOT accept bids past the stated bid closing and is not responsible for late deliveries. Chris-Tel Construction reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Instructions to bidders, plans, and specifications will be available electronically at: www.ChrisTelConstruction.co m under the "Doing Business" tab, which includes a link to FTP site, and instructions for username and password. A ll inquiries regarding this project should be directed, IN WRITING, to Francis Burman, Project Manager for Chris-Tel Construction: FBurman@Chris TelConstruction.com. For technical assistance, please contact Chris-Tel Construction: phone (239) 226-0500 or fax (239) 226-0503. Bids MUST be in accordance with plans and specifications and MUST be on specific trade package scopes as presented in the specifications. Please review Chris-Tel Constructions sample contracts (on FTP), as it will be the governing document regardless of any statement to the contrary noted in the bidders form of proposal. We encourage DBE/MBE/WMBE participation! Bids are DUE to Chris-Tel Construction on: Thursday November 14, 2013 at 12:00PM EST Published October 26, 30, November 2, 6, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 736243 Meeting Notice The Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday October 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Islander Resort, 82100 Overseas Highway (MM 82.1 Oceanside), Islamorada. The Visit Florida Keys Corporation will also convene during this meeting. All Tourist Development Council Meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 2924441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published October 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 736873 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Art in Public Places Committee Special Meeting Monday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. Gato Building 2nd Fl., 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published October 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 738132 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-194-K Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF WALTER ERNEST SAUNDERS, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Walter Ernest Saunders, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was May 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 26, 2013. Personal Representative: Olin C. Saunders 523 Latham Drive Newport News, Virginia 23601 A ttorney for Personal Representative: James W. Collins A ttorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 0173444 THE ANDERSEN FIRM, P.C. 7273 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34241 Telephone: (866) 230-2206 Fax: (877) 773-1433 E-Mail: JCollins@ theandersenfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: Sorah@theandersenfirm.com Published October 26, November 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 738969 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/06/2013 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 JYA3ESA07KA007464 1989 RIVA 1G2NE52T0TM576135 1996 PONTIAC JTMBF4DV2A5023563 2010 TOYOTA RFCRD10439Y669932 2009 TGB 2CNBE634246901858 2004 CHEVROLET JKAEXMF181A078265 2001 KAWK EX250-F Published October 26, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter $100 REWARD! For the return of LOST CAT, a small blk & wht, with breakaway pink collar w/blk bell. MM82 92 in Cayio neighborhood. 305-942-6481 LOST: Gold chain with coin, in Mariners Hospital parking lot, in early Oct. Very sentimental. REWARD 305-451-9994LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551 Estate Sale 10/26, 7am Appliances, Furniture, Knick-Knacks, Linens. Everything must go. 389 N. Anglers Dr. Unit 205, MarathonFRI & SAT, OCT 25 & 26, 9:00-1:00; TWO FAMILY SALE Furn, household, jewelry,misc. 2301 Yellowtail, Marathon MarathonNew washing mach $170; couch $25, armoire $25, Schwinn bike $80, coffee table $20, lots of misc. 2135 Angler, canal side. Sun & Mon, 7am. MM 106 / 33 Dolphin Rd. Sat 10/26 only, 9-5. 2 leather couches, dinette, stereo, Nagel prints, 3 sets golf clubs, household, sporting, minor marine. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 PUBLICNOTICE-INVIT A TIONT OBID(ITB) AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonis acceptingsealedbidsforAVIATIONBOATRAMPPAVINGAND IMPROVEMENTS Sealedbidsforfurnishingallgoodsandservicesnecessarytocompletethe WorkspecifiedinthesedocumentswillbereceivedbytheCityClerkat:ITBdocumentsmaybeobtainedandexaminedatCityHall.Toobtain acopyoftheITB,gotowww .demandst ar .com .Proposerswhoobtain copiesofthisbidfromsourcesotherthanwww .Demandst ar .com risk notreceivingAddenda,andaresolelyresponsibleforthoserisks.PublishedKeynoter10-23-13&10-26-13 Date:November15,2013 Time:3:00p.m. Place:MarathonCityHall,9805OverseasHighway NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, October 26, 2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: FINANCEABLE3/2IN CROSSKEYWATERWAY BESTDEALONTHEWATER &ITSFINANCEABLE! WATERFRONTHOME 307BELMONTLANE-3Beds 2Baths SinglefamilyHomelocatedin desirableCrossKey Waterway,w/Bay&Ocean access,Built2001Recently remodeled&upgradedNew MetalRoof,Granite Countertops,NewKitchen Cabinets,NewAppliances& DecoratorBaths.Large screenedpatiooverlooksdock &canal.Alltiled,fenced& gated,freshlypainted,Cute& ReadytoMovein!Thisisa SingleFamilyHomeanditis financeable! Reducedto$359,000 AVATARRESERVICESLLC CALLANGELRUIZ305-9512125 FLKEYSBYANGEL@GMAIL. COMKEY 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. 305-743-51641/1BigPIne Quietstreet. Stove&ref.Veryclean,alltile, screenedporch.Nopets,no smokers.$800/mo.+util. Avail.immed.First,last,sec. dep.$800406-539-9923 aldevdhf@hotmail.com2 BR / 2 BA MM 99 O/S On canal! Water & electric included. $1600 / month. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495BEAUTIFUL 4 BR / 3 BA CBS home located on Tarpon Basin at MM 101. One lot off bay, on canal w/ dock. $2600 / mo. 1st & sec. Call (305) 244-7531.KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127Marathon/Crane Hammock Lovely 2/2 A-frame. Carport, workshop. A/C, frig, stove, DW Gulfside, pvt park, water acc. Beaut yard, quiet! $1900 FLS. 704-589-8565; 704-844-2840VENETIAN SHORES MM86 133 Stromboli. 2/2 waterfront, dock, ocean access. 2nd flr. $2500/mo, F/L/S. Call Chris Call (786) 283-1100. WANTED TO RENT 2 bedroom house or apartment. From Layton to Marathon. From $1000-$1500 Call 954-655-3055 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 CanalFront-CocoPlum/ Marathon 2BR1BAcharming openfloorplancondowith patiooverlookingcanal.boat slipincluded.Wash/dry.1300/ moforyear1800/mofor6mos. 305-743-6881 Keysretreats@gmail.comExecutiveBayCondo ExecutiveBayClub.Spacious 2Br/1.5Ba.Beach,tennis, pool.$1550mo.yrlylease.1786-385-3489.MARATHON 1 BR MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519ForRent:1bedroomRVunitin KeysRVPark.$650.00.Empty RVlotforrent$550.00.1year lease,1standlastmonthsrent plusdeposit.(786)766-9484KEY LARGO MM 103 Open Water! Perfect for retired couple. 2/1, furn, W/D, pool, dock, porch. $2200mo 305-801-3157 MARATHON/COCO PLUM Luxury 1 BR, 1.5 BA condo in Bonefish Towers! Monthly rental; avail Nov, Dec & Mar. Oceanview-pool 732-233-5320 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519MasterBedroom/furnished withfullbathinBigPineKey Nov1.Shareaclean,quiet singlehome.Largefenced yard,deck,pool,kitchen,parking,A/C&w/d.Cable&utilities included.Contactafter5pm weekdays,oranytimeFri-Sun. $850305-395-0170Marathon 1/1 & 2/1 great loc. Walk to beach & high school. Spacious! Dock, overlooking canal. Sm pet OK. $1025$1150mo, FLS. 954-675-9774 MARATHON Small apartment, 1 person. $790/month includes utilities. 305-481-4301 FOOD TAKE 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. CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. keyrvpark@bellsouth.net (305) 743-5164Martins Potato Bread Route for Sale in the Fl. Keys Excellent growth potential, be your own boss! High industry comm.% and low overhead. Call Orlando 786-443-3169Dolphin Research Center has a FT opening for a Staff Accountant: Responsible for daily, weekly & monthly accounting processes. Must be a responsible, organized and motivated individual who demonstrates excellent "team player" skills. Associates degree in business or accounting with 3-5 years experience in a computer -based environment. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), vacation and paid holidays. Job description available: www.dolphins.org E-mail your resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org. EOE Foreman&Apprentice Wanted Needconstruction foremantorunon-going projectswithestablishedGC. Allphases--roughtofinish carpentry.Paybasedon experience.Truck,handtools &referencesamust.Also needapprentice.522-4166.Construction Workers Needed Immediately. Work located in Lower Keys. Must have drivers license & reliable vehicle. 872-2100 Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: P/T Experienced Line Cook P/T Bartenders Houseperson/Carpet Shampoo Room Attendants Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free Workplace Concierge/Marktg/OPC @ Hammocks MM48. 30 Hrs Weds-Friday. Hourly + Com $. Get app at front desk. Attn: Mike KellyFrontDeskClerkWanted Big PineKeyFishingLodge Mustworknights/weekends Applyinpersonatfrontdesk 305-872-2351 brian@bpkfl.comFront Desk Reservations Associate F/P with management potential for Key Largo Dive Resort, clean cut, non smoker, some nights and weekends send resume to: amyamoray@aol.com. Part-time Office/Hospitality assistant for condo rentals in KCB. We are looking for an outgoing and friendly personality with office, phone and computer experience. Continental Inn. Email resume to admin@marathonresort.comRESORT HELP Immediate opening! Housekeeping General Maintenance/ Dockhand Marathon, 305-797-1707 StomaHelp IllbeinMarathon forthemonthofFebruaryand amlookingforsomeonewith experienceinchanginga stoma,@every3days. Professionalorpersonal experiencenecessary.Iwill bringmyownsupplies. Usuallytakes20mins. midwestladyhere@gmail.com, 812-339-4280.812-399-4280 midwestladyhere@gmail.comVernis & Bowling is seeking F/T Legal Assistant. Min. 3 yrs litigation exp., competitive sal., health ins. & 401K. Fax resume 305-664-5414 Attn: Terri or tcummings@florida-law.comWanted for beauty salon: Hairdresser, nail technician and esthetician. In Marathon. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 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. NowHiring Lookingforline helpfrontendhelp.Musthave restaurantexperience. CalloremailNoahat352-5622492or grassykeyoutpost@gmail.comAUTO MECHANIC WANTED P/T Marathon. Please call for interview 305-360-1723 REALTORS ForSaleMarathon CommercialProperty $760,0002Acres2 Buildings3Units3/2 Apartmentabovemain building.OntheHighway, AmpleParking. ForLeaseBackBuilding 1800sfCommercialSpace $2,200 CallJonathanPoortman ColdwellBankerSchmitt 305-289-6519 CORALREEFPARKCO. BahiaHondaDivisionIsseekingaPartTimeCustomerServiceClerkMustbeateamplayer,andhavesome experiencewithRetail,FoodServiceor WaterSports.Supervisoryskillsaplus.PleasecallNancyat305-872-3954 toscheduleaninterviewEOE Currentlyinterviewingcandidatesfor thefollowingpositions:Dontmisstheopportunitytojoinastableemployer andcommunityleaderofferingaprofessional workenvironmentandgreatbenefits.ApplyinpersonMonday-Thursday 9:00A.M.-4:00P.M. LocatedinKeyLargoonN.CountyRd905 Forafulllistofopenings&toapplyonlinevisit: www .oceanr eef.com/employment E.O.E./D.F.W.P.FRONTOFFICEDIRECTOR GARDEMANGERCHEF MEMBERSHIPSALES/ENROLLMENT MANAGER VACATIONRENTALSDIRECTOR HRTRAININGCOORDINATOR MAINTENANCEMECHANIC FRONTDESKAGENT HOUSEKEEPERS SUSHICOOK MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 JointheKeysTop NameinBoating! Acceptingapplications forthefollowing: HealthInsurance Vacation 401K Applyinperson MM81.5,Islamorada oremailresumeto LALBURY@CARIBEEBOATS.COMDFWPEXPERIENCED MARINA FORKLIFT OPERATOR BOATDETAILER RehabilitationServicesDirector Formoreopportunities,visitourwebsiteat: http://www.fishermenshospital.org. isnowacceptingapplicationsfor: FishermansHospitalislocatedinMarathon,FL E.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon#252CrisisStabilizationUnit.Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. 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 -gcc@westcare.com http://careers.westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply MakingaDifferencewithChildren&FamiliesFamilySpecialist-Strengthening FamiliesProgram-UpperKeysResponsibleforprovidingstrengthbasedandfamily centeredin-homeservicesforfamilyviolence, substanceabuseandmentalhealthissues.Services areofferedtofamiliesonavoluntaryandacourt mandatedbasisandworksasapartoftheWesley Houseteam.PositionrequiresMastersdegreein CounselingorrelatedfieldFullCaseManager KeyWest/Middle/UpperKeysProvidedirectcasemanagementservices(voluntary andcourtordered)tochildren,birthfamilies,foster familiesandprimarycaregiver(s)inthehomesetting, daycare,preschool,and/orschooltoensurethey receiveservicesappropriatetotheirneeds,and continuityofcarefocusedonresolvingorpreventing theissuesofchildabuseorneglectandachieving permanency.PositionrequiresBachelorsdegreein SocialWorkorrelatedfield Fordetailedjobdescriptionsvisitwesleyhouse.org Sendapplication/resumetoHR@wesleyhouse.orgor stopby3114FlaglerAveoffice.Competitivesalaryplusgoodbenefits. WHFSisanEEOCEmployerandDrugFreeWorkplace TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. POSITIONSAVAILABLE AT:The Guidance/Care Center Inc. Behavioral Health Technician Marathon # 252Crisis Stabilization Unit.Part-TimeBehavioral Health Therapist # 187Providing individual and group counseling for mental health and substance abuse clients in the Marathon office.Florida License Required:LCSW,LMHC or LMFT.Bi-lingual preferred. Full time.Per Diem RNMarathon #253 Florida licensed RN to provide Services on Crisis Stabilization / Detox units.Housekeeper Marathon #271 High SchoolDiploma OR GED.Full Time Full Time positions in Key Largo and Marathonassisting individuals with mental illness to access community services.Key Largo Job #272; Marathon Job #257All applicants must submit:1) resume; 2) three references; 3) undergo background,fingerprint,and drug screening prior to any offer of employment.Apply online @ http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormer applicants need not reapply

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Experienced Electricians and Apprentices needed immediately. Please apply in person 41 Coco Plum Dr, Marathon. 305-743-2558 Experienced Maintenance person needed for condos. Electrical, plumbing, A/C and carpentry. Must have transp. Send resume via email or apply in person. Continental Inn, 1121 W Ocean Dr., KCB. admin@marathonresort.com EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 USCG CAPT(50 TON) F/P with PADI Scuba instr. or D/M cert. needed for Key Largo Dive Resort. Only clean cut, non-smoking, enthusiastic applicants. Send email to: AMYAMORAY@AOL.COM or call (305) 394 4400 40 Ocean Sport Fish 1999 Twin 3126 Cats, 420 HP each. 1100 original hours. Many extras! Call 561-718-4325 for details.43 PEARSON TRAWLER 1973 Twin 330/454. Low hrs. Well maintained, great live aboard or weekends. Asking $47K. Located in Key Largo. Call (305) 713-2620 Boat 17ftCobia,90hpYamaha 1999.2013,Continentaltrailer. Motorrunswellandboatin verygoodcondition.$6,200 518-221-5539 srhodesduval@aol.comCarolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 24 Morgan $5,000. No engine or equip. Still has engine bed, running gear, etc. Set up for Cummins 330. (Engine also available) 239-222-5202. 30 CHRIS CRAFT Great Liveaboard! $1200 obo. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. YAMAHA 15 HP Excellent cond. Very low hours. $950. ALSO, Craftsman air compressor, 150 PSI $60. 305-776-9043 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3495 Lisa Boat Storage In Marathon (MM54). Wet slips and dry racks. No liveaboards please. Call for details. 305-289-0064 Live aboard dock for rent. Marathon Call 305-743-6519 Marathon Dock rental, private home, Boot Key Harbor. 24 hr access. Incl water & electric. Avail now. $250-$300/mo. 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. $115,000 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 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 Have a Florida VSPL-RS-CD. Will lease. Everybody on the boat is covered. Call David Hagan 904-262-2869;904-708-0893 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 1988 HONDA ACCORD 115K miles orig. Many recent parts. Timing belt, water pump, tires starter motor, comp. exhaust sys. $2500 obo. 203-595-1667 1998 CHEV CAMARO Z28 Only 68K miles. $4500 firm. Call 305-394-2402, Key Largo AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2004 DODGE RAM 1500 Well taken care of, runs fine & looks good! Please call (954) 444-5550. WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! NEWLYRENOVATEDNowhiringpersonnelforboth TomThumbandSubway. Subway AssistantManager 2pm10pm SandwichArtists SHIFTS7am2pm&2pm10pm TomThumb StoreClerks SHIFTS 6am2pm 2pm10pm 10pm6am Wewilltrain.Noexperienceneeded. CallClevelandat786-295-5307 Competitivewagesandbenefits. DFWPE.O.E. L L oveRetail? Wanttoworkinafunenvironment?Wanttohavebenefitsincluding health,vacationandprofitsharing?Pleasefaxyourresumeto 453-9604orcall453-9144SeekingPT/FTDay/Night/WeekendSandalFactory/T-ShirtCityMM102MM82MM50MM4 ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656 $ $ $$FLOORINGINSTALLERS NEEDED$$$ Foryearroundwork!exponly.Musthave, van,tools,GLinsurance,passbackground,speakEnglish.MUSTHAVE MONROECOUNTYLICENSE. Call877-577-1277orvisit http://contractor.us-installations.com A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com ELECTRIC Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389.100734471-01 service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | ads@keynoter.com WOW LOOK !!! WindsweptA/C&Appliances"ShutYourWindows ShutYourDoors, YouAin'tGonnaBeHotNoMore!"LicCAC056989.289-1748 ARTICTEMPA/CRes&Comm'l,Marine, Sales,Repair,Refrig, IceMachines.Lic#CAC053827.743-5288,Marathon ErnestE.Rhodes PlumbingLic#CFC1427241107005thAve,Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 CABINETS KITCHENKORNER RealWoodCabinetsat ParticleBoardPrices! CallFRED'SBEDS MARATHON743-7277 NEW&REPAIR 305-664-0009Lic#CYC00000002 ArollinMetalSystems,LLC MetalRoofSystems Commercial&Residential BestpricesthroughoutFlorida FreeEstimates 561-929-2987Joey CONCRETEDESIGNS Protect&Beautifyanyconcretesurface. CustomartworkbyEdMoran! Decocoatings,stainedpaversetc. Lic#SP3136.305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com FLKEYS EXPRESS SHUTTLEDoor to Door Service. WiFi, Private SUV avail, We cover the Keys! Also MIA, FLLAirportswww.floridakeysexpressshuttle.com;fkes2011@gmail.com305-743-7454

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday, October 26, 2013 Theyre coming from all across the globe in droves, mesmerized by the friendly villagers with American accents and natural beauty they see scrolling across their smart phones and ancient televisions. Most images focus on our clean and clear waters loaded with the finest seafood in the world. Some people find the images too much to take, so taking action is the only option, as was the case with this e-mail received by our charter company last month: Were two Australians looking to catch a big fish in the world-famous Florida Keys. Is your boat available on the 18th of October? We are yet to decide if we will fish for a half, three-quarter or full day (price dependent). We look forward to hearing back. Thanks, Mark Josem and Charles Scully. The request was simple enough except for two key points. The first: Big fish in the world-famous Florida Keys. Those are words to pay attention to. The second key point was that these interested anglers were coming from Australia, which is home to another amazing fishery also considered to be one of the best. The bar was high enough now to turn the trip into a real challenge.After deposits were paid and time rolled on, Mark and Charles flew into Miami International Airport, rented a convertible and made their way down Overseas Highway for the first time to fish in the Florida Keys on our charter boat, the Reel Deal .A full moon in October is not nearly as difficult to deal with as a big moon in July, when the days are long, the winds are light and the water temperatures are warm. The cooler temperatures in October also mean better fishing for tuna and wahoo, along with some summer-straggler dolphin more interested in migration than big currents. The run to Key West Harbor from Bow Channel was breathless, flat and beautiful. At the dock, we were greeted by two cheery Australian accents that truly set the tone for the day. On our ride back through Boca Chica Channel, I explained the days plan to Mark and Charles. Their response: Sounds great mate! Heading due south and reaching a depth of 300 feet, the first weed line appeared and was about as perfect as could be lined with sargassum, bay grass and debris that pointed perfectly in the same approximate compass heading toward my eastern deeper wrecks, a perfect direction for the second part of the fishing tour.Running the edge of the weed line, the trolling rods were deployed and it wasnt long before we all heard the first snap of the port outrigger. A just-over-legal-size dolphin flew in the air and quickly reeled in by Charles and then thrown into the fish box by my mate Austin Hopp. This was a good start.I then asked Mark, How big of a fish is considered big to you? The reason this question came up was the sheer size of this 26-year-old from Melbourne. He was over 6 feet, 8 inches tall. As he was just about to answer, the deep trolled bait was hit.You know right away when a wahoo eats a trolled bait. A kingfish bite is almost as violent but doesnt have quite the intensity and speed. There was no doubt this was a wahoo.Mark quickly made his way down from the upper station to the deck and slipped on the fighting belt. Austin handed him the 50wide International outfit still peeling line. Mark was flawless in the fight, knowing just when to reel and when to rest until we saw the lit-up wahoo slide through the blue water closer to the transom. I yelled down to the deck that the video was rolling. Austin knows missing the gaff on camera is not an option, so the swing met its target perfectly. The wahoo was pulled over the starboard gunnel and landed with a thud at the feet of the Australian giant. All he did was stare. All I did was smile. This was going to be a good day.It was almost as if the script had been written and we were just actors in a promotional video about the Florida Keys offshore fishing.On the wrecks, the rods stayed bent and the stares kept coming with a jaw drop or two to add to the animation. Snowy grouper, skipjack tuna, yelloweye snapper, vermillion snapper and almaco jack were set next to the gentle giant and his fishing partner Charles for the camera. They were sold on this place out in the middle of nowhere, far from anything they knew and the day couldnt have gone better. Both agreed a return was a guarantee. The new faces from different places will continue to make their way down to the Florida Keys from all over the planet wondering what all the talk is about. They have to see it for themselves. The best way to have them come back again is a day out on the water. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.With big fishing day, Aussies fall in love with the KeysMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact:Running the edge of the weed line, the trolling rods were deployed and it wasnt long before we all heard the first snap of the port outrigger. For these two, dream fulfilled Mark Josem (top) from Australia shows a nice wahoo he landed. Australians Charles Scully and Josem show one of the skipjack tunas they caught on the Reel Deal.Gold Cup series marks 50 years this yearThe Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, one of the most enduring tournaments in the Keys, is to recognize its 50year anniversary Dec. 5 to 8.The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first leg of the triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Champ ionship series that also includes the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tourna ment, set for Jan. 16 to 18 and the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament scheduled Jan. 22 and 23.Islamorada Sailfish Tournament rules place a strong emphasis on conservation and sportsmanship, and it is the only event in the series to offer a junior division for anglers age 16 and younger. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. The all-release boat event opens with pre-registration at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 in the main dining room at the Whale Harbor Inn, mile marker 83.5 oceanside in Islamorada. A kickoff banquet follows featuring an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with the seasons delicacy, stone crabs. The evening concludes with a tournament rules meeting. Fishing is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. A 50th anniversary party is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 at Bud N Marys Marina, mile marker 79.8 oceanside. A 7 p.m. Dec. 8 is to feature an awards ceremony, raffle and all-you-can-eat feast at the Braza Lena Brazilian Steakhouse, mile marker 83.5. Entry fees received before Nov. 15 are $600 for the first angler fishing aboard a vessel and $500 for each additional angler. Fees after Nov. 15 are $700 and $550, respectively. The junior angler entry fee is $200 regardless of entry date. An unlimited number of anglers is allowed per vessel. For more, go to www.islamoradasailfish tournament.com .Tournament is scheduled for DecemberISLAMORADA FISHING