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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 VOLUME 60, NO. 97 25 CENTS Holiday happeningsThe holiday season is in full swing, and that means events almost daily throughout the Keys. Our guide, 2B Grounded for nowDespite some companies interest, regularly scheduled charter flights to Cuba from Key West remain on hold. Story, 5A Ferro attorneys want new trialDefense attorneys for a Hollywood man convicted in September of murdering a former Key West High School athlete want a new trial for their client. Nicholas Ferros attorneys, Edward ODonnell and Edward ODonnell IV, said in a recent motion for a new trial filing that prosecutors were guilty of misconduct during the trial, and that one of the jurors was not qualified to serve. Specifically, ODonnell IV said prosecutors improperly allowed Key West Police Department Lt. David Smith to imply that Ferro may have been involved in gang activity based on some of his tattoos. That prompted defense attorneys to move for a mistrial. Instead, Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia instructed jurors to disregard any statements that Ferro was ever involved with gangs. An Upper Keys jury took less than two hours on Sept. 27 to convict Ferro, 27, of second-degree murder. He faces life imprisonment when he goes before Garcia for sentencing on Feb. 7. He had been scheduled for sentencing this past Monday but was granted a delay.They contend prosecutors were out of lineBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comIN THE COURTS FERROSee Ferro, 2ASLICING THROUGHPhoto by BERT BUDDEDoral Academys Mariana Neres goes in for a layup Saturday between Key West High defenders Arianah Shaw (left) and Saria Smith. The Lady Conchs fell to the Firebirds in large part due to Dorals three-point shooting. Story, 1BTDC unveils sales pitch for coming yearMore online outreach and more destination weddings rank among priorities in the new $40.7 million plan for selling the Florida Keys to visitors.Destination weddings have been here for a while but the wedding market has really boomed in the last few years, said Harold Wheeler, executive director of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. A lot of people come for weddings like that, which means more people in rooms and restaurants, Wheeler said Monday. Thats probably the fastest-growing part of our industry, and weve seen a significant increase, mostly in the Upper Keys. The County Commission in September approved the TDCs 2013-2014 marketing plan after earlier review by the TDCs directors.Success in tourism does not just happen, says an introduction to the 225-page plan. Built upon an understanding of the tourism system, successful programs are the results of careful planning, marketing and management.The marketing plan outlines proposed spending for the current fiscal year, using revenues from the 4 percent levy on short-term accommodations in the Keys. Money from the first two-penny levy goes to general Keys advertising and marketing, with the third and fourth cents allocated to the countys five distinct districts and umbrella groups (fishing, diving and cultural).In all, that money produces a total of $40,673,097 for annual marketing, which includes advertising and pub-A big focus will continue to be weddingsTOURISMBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKeynoter website gets a major upgradeOne of the chief information providers in the Florida Keys has a new look and more content.Tuesday, a new website hosting the Florida Keys Keynoter and The Reporter was launched, with www .KeysInfoNet.com building upon the papers former site, www.KeysNet.com Typing in either URL will get you there, so no need to replace bookmarks.KeysInfoNet.com has every thing readers and advertisers have been used to, and then some. Weve made photos bigger and bolder, added crime and education sections, and made it easier for users to submit photos, letters to the editor or just general comments. Bottom line: A better experience for site visitors.The launch was months in the making with the support of McClatchy Interactive. It paid off right away, as the first story we posted Tuesday, along with a map, told of a crash on the Long Key Bridge that shut the span for more than eight hours overnight. We were the primary news source to get that information out.KeysInfoNet.com has a strong following, with around 400,000 page views a month. Of those, about 80 percent are from outside Monroe County and 3.4 percent from outside the U.S. We hope you enjoy your expanded Keys information resource and welcome your comments on it.Site now has more photos and sectionsMEDIAPrison for illegal fish salesThe hammer of Operation Rock Bottom came down Monday and Tuesday on several defendants who confessed to illegally smuggling live fish and corals from Florida Keys waters.Soliciting the interstate sale of spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks taken illegally from the Keys strikes to the very heart of this area and the economy of this area, U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez said Monday as he sentenced Idaho residents Ammon Covino, 39, and co-defendant Christopher Conk, 40.The case involving the Idaho Aquarium was one of the biggest to emerge from what federal fisheries officers call Operation Rock Bottom, described as a long-term investigation into the illegal harvesting and sale of marine life resources from the Florida Keys. The former operators of Key Marine Inc., a nowclosed marine life firm on Grassy Key, were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after admitting to a conspiracy to illegally harvest and market marine life from the Florida Keys to wholesalers throughout the United States and abroad. Eric Pedersen, 51, and Serdan Ercan, 43, took corals, reef fish, sea fans, sharks and rays in violation of the law for more than a year, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami.Martinez sentenced Pedersen to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised probation. He was fined $10,000 and forfeited a boat used to collect fish.Ercan was sentenced to one year imprisonment, a year of probation, and fined $6,000. Evidence indicates information from Keys Marine was used to findOperation Rock Bottom brings to light the illicit trade of marine specimensIN THE COURTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com See TDC, 2ASee Fish, 2A

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Accused pastor due in courtA Bahama Village pastor accused of stealing $54,657 from his small community church is due in front of Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones on Dec. 12 for a status hearing.John W. McKenzie, former leader of St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Olivia Street in Key West, was arrested in June on a felony larceny charge for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 but less than $100,000. McKenzie, 50, is free pending trial, which is set for Jan. 13, although that is subject to change. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.The investigation into McKenzies handling of church finances started when Monroe County State Attorneys Office Investigator Chris Weber received a tip from a member of the St. James board of trustees, leading to a review of the books from July 2011 until June 2013. An arrest affidavit from Weber says McKenzie was entitled to a salary of $700 a week since coming to the church in 2009.During the 96-week period investigated, McKenzie was entitled to $67,200 reimbursement for services rendered based on his contract with the church, Weber wrote.During this same period, McKenzie or the financial secretary had written $121,857 in checks payable to [McKenzie]. By doing this, McKenzie temporarily or permanently deprived the parishioners of St. James Baptist Church of their monies.Extensive evidentiary records provided by the State Attorneys Office, largely made up of cancelled checks written by and to McKenzie, indicate the pastor regularly gave himself large advances out of the churchs general and equity, meant to eventually rebuild the church, funds. In January 2013 alone, McKenzie wrote checks to himself totaling $8,200.In Webers affidavit, the investigator wrote: McKenzie told [me] that he knew the church trustees were accusing him of writing checks to himself. He said that he had written checks to himself as pay advances.McKenzie also admitted transferring the funds from the equity account. He said he made the transfer because the monthly collections had recently been significantly reduced and funds were needed to run the church.McKenzie is charged with felony theftBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, December 4, 2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8271 THURS.8272 FRI.8272 SAT.8272 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with breezy conditions. 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 ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSLand acquisition push gains steamA group backing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would funnel additional money to land-conservation and environmental efforts has more than 400,000 valid petition signatures, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. As of mid-day Tuesday, elections officials had validated 401,128 signatures submitted by Floridas Water and Land Legacy Inc., which will need 683,149 to get on the November 2014 ballot. The proposed amendment would require the state to set aside money to conserve land and other natural resources and help restore the Everglades. The Florida Supreme Court earlier this year approved the proposed ballot wording. News Service of Florida abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ BENJAMINHODGERSJR Jan.15,1920-Dec.3,2011 Thisobituaryislongoverdue andinrememberanceof BenjaminHodgersJr.Ben passedawayquietlytwoyears agoDec3,2011athishomein BigPineKeysurroundedby family.Heismissedandloved byallthatknewhimespecially hisbelovedgranddaughter PamelaEanes.Benwas procededindeathbyhiswife Ruth(Altland)Hodgers.Ben lovedtofishandtravel(driving toAlaskafromFloridaatthe youngageof82).Benserved intheNavyduringWorldWarII andwasamemberofthe MasonicLodgefor60years earninghis33rddegree. lic relations in addition to TDC operations, support for events that attract visitors, payments for services provided by local chambers of commerce, and market research.This is a document we use daily. Theres a schedule and we go by it, Wheeler said. Its not developed so it can sit on a shelf. Overall, the TDC plans to spend $18.15 million on advertising, with more than half of that purchased from February through April. An estimated $7 million will be spent on television this year.Television brings our message to life, teasing the senses with compelling sights and sounds of the destination, the plan says. We do not promote to the masses on television. Instead, we select specific networks and programming where we reach the affluent traveler. The Keys new generic television ad will entice visitors with the promise of getting off the beaten path.If a busy hurricane season dampens the appeal of a Keys vacation, television and radio ads can be purchased to advise visitors of local conditions. One of the reasons our numbers have been way up for the last few seasons is that we have not had those storm threats since 2005 and 2006, Wheeler said. An ever-increasing portion of the advertising goes to promote the Keys through social media Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are cited and applications for mobile computers, like smart phones and tablets. We have decreased spending tremendously in newspaper and aggressively replaced it with digital newspapers in key feeder markets, notes the report. Advertising in print magazines and newspapers will continue since the TDC plan notes that print allows more cooperative advertising opportunities for resorts and attractions. Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, said her members mostly are quite happy with the TDCs marketing plan. There really is so much input from the lodging associations and the [district advisory groups], and the TDC does pay attention, Weinhofer said. Since regional districts receive their own share of the bed-tax revenues, local businesses can design their own marketing, she said. The way its set up is so perfect.Sales plan unveiledFrom TDC, 1AFerro stabbed Marquese Butler, 23, in the early morning hours of Oct. 31, 2009.Ferros tattoos again became part of the trial when prosecutors told him to show them to jurors during closing arguments. According to the defense motion, Garcia ruled prior to the trial that Ferros tattoos would not be an issue.Nevertheless, despite the limitations imposed by the court prior to the trial, Mr. Ferros tattoos did in fact play a prominent role in this trial, the defense attorneys wrote.ODonnell also took issue with Assistant State Attorney Breezye Telfair telling jurors during closing arguments that they spoke for the victim with their verdict.They implied Nick was in a gang, when he is not, ODonnell IV said in an interview this week. The prosecutors also told the jurors during closing arguments that you speak for the victim. This is closing argument 101. Youre not allowed to do that. Ferro and Butler were involved in a street brawl near Duval Street involving several young men from both groups. The fight happened during the popular Fantasy Fest celebration. Butler died later that morning on a Lower Keys Medical Center operating table. The knifes blade penetrated 6 inches into his abdomen and sliced a major artery in his pancreas. Ferro claimed self defense, saying he stabbed Butler with his 2.5-inch pocket knife after being hit from behind while trying to pull his friend, Jorge Averoff, from a group beating at the hands of the Key West men. During the September trial, Ferro and his friends testified they were waiting for a cab when they were attacked by Butler and his friends. The fact that Butler and Ferro did not know each other before the fight is another reason why the ODonnells feel their client deserves a new trial.Part of the definition of second-degree murder is that the perpetrator must have had a depraved mind regardless of human life. To have a depraved mind toward someone implies that one knows the other person, the ODonnells wrote.If Garcia grants Ferro another trial, it would be the third time he defends himself in this case. A March 2012 trial ended in a hung jury. It was then decided to move the next trial to the Upper Keys because the Butler family is too well known in Key West.New trial soughtFrom Ferro, 1A other defendants.Ammon Covino was the president of the Idaho Aquarium and Conk was listed as secretary when they were arrested in February on federal charges of conspiracy and illegally purchasing protected marine life.The two changed their pleas to guilty in September, acknowledging a conspiracy to violate the federal Lacey Act that prohibits interstate possession or sale of wildlife taken in violation of state law. Other counts were dropped. The Idaho Aquarium board of directors cut its ties with Covino and Conk, then negotiated with prosecutors to pay fines and restitution adding up to $110,000. Martinez was expected to rule on that agreement Tuesday. Conk was sentenced to four months in prison and forfeits his Ford F-250 truck used to transport the sharks and rays from an Idaho airport. Although Conk already was on federal probation for illegal shipping of coral, his sentence was reduced because federal prosecutors said Conk has provided substantial assistance since his arrest.Both Covino and Conk will serve two years of supervised probation after their releases, with Conk given six months of house arrest. During the period of their supervised release, both men will be barred from having any connection to the sale or display of wildlife.They were convicted of soliciting a sale, which they knew to be illegal, of three spotted eagle rays and two lemon sharks, taken from waters inside the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Florida law prohibits the taking of either species.The spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks were captured alive in the Keys by marine-life collectors in mid2012. The rays sold for $1,250 each, the sharks for $650 each. Covino told Keys fish collectors that the unpermitted taking of the rays and sharks was no big deal, his plea agreement says.Unknown to Covino and Conk ... the [Keys] business owner was cooperating with federal authorities, prosecutors said. The phone conversations and text messages were recorded.The business apparently was Keys Marine, which was raided by federal and state authorities in 2011.In a separate case from Operation Rock Bottom, the operator of a Michigan aquarium-supply store entered a guilty plea Monday.Richard Perrin, 80, founder of Tropicorium Inc. in Romulus, Mich., will be sentenced in March for conspiracy to illegally harvest sea fans, tropical fish, sharks, invertebrates and even alligators that were sold through the business. Tropicorium employee Richard Franko, 35, pleaded guilty Nov. 25. The defendants admitted they failed to get licenses required by Florida [law] for the marine life they harvested during multiple trips to the Florida Keys over a three-year period.While Perrin and Franko did their own collecting off Marathon, Key Marine handled shipments to Tropicorium.Feds crack downFrom Fish, 1A Key Keys tourism factsFlorida Keys research and informational samplings from the Monroe County Tourist Develop ment Councils 2013-2014 marketing plan include:Assets for the Florida Keys include being a premier getaway destination, a friendly, laid-back image, ecotourism and cultural attractions, and top-ranked fishing and diving.Liabilities include too few direct flights from the primary out-of-state markets, congestion on U.S. 1, the perception of overcrowding in Key West from cruise ships, and high turnover among employees largely due to the cost of housing.Cruise ships bring an estimated 815,000 people annually to Key West.Florida continues to supply most visitors, followed by New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey.Among foreign visitors, Canada is ranked first (with more advertising in Canada planned). Then comes Germany, the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries.New international markets include growth from citizens of China and Brazil. Argentina doubled in visitation and grew as much in visitors as our top overseas market, Germany.Most people looking at a Keys vacation have household incomes of $150,000 to $199,000. However, once the income level reaches $200,000, interest declined.Griffin: Detzner wrongA new directive from Floridas secretary of state that calls for fewer locations to drop off absentee ballots has no fan in the Keys elections chief.The governor can stop this with a flick of a pen, Monroe County Elections Supervisor Joyce Griffin said.The Nov. 25 directive from Secretary of State Ken Detzner says supervisors should not solicit return of absentee ballots at any place other than a supervisors office, except for the purpose of having the absentee ballots cancelled if the voter wants to vote in person.Some supervisors provide secure boxes at early voting sites for that purpose. In the Keys, absentee ballot dropoff locations for early voting are the three elections offices, as well as the Big Pine Key and Islamorada libraries.Hes just looking at people who are showing up with just their absentee, Griffin said. What about someone turning one in for someone whos disabled? They cant get out of the house; hes forcing them to spend money to vote. Hes creating a wall for those people. Monroe County has bucked Detzner in the past. In 2012, when Harry Sawyer was the Keys election supervisor, he refused to go alongwith a directive to limit earlyvoting hours. Ultimately, the feds decided the state was OK in issuing that directive, and Monroe was forced to follow it.Back in 2012, we didnt follow the rest of the state because we were under Section 5 [of the Voting Rights Act], which mandated the Justice Department clear any change. As soon as Justice cleared us, we changed it, Griffins said. As for the new directive limiting where absentee ballots can be dropped of, Were no longer under Section 5, so I dont have the protection we used to. [Detzner] didnt discuss this with us; he just threw this out there. Its going to be difficult for Monroe County. There is no longer county. She said that Monday, the supervisors of elections [statewide] are getting together and well discuss this. I am not for it, but I am hoping Monday, we can find a reasonable resolution to this. Hopefully [Detzner] can update and revise his directive. In Pinellas County, theres a special election for a congressional seat looming. That countys elections chief has signaled she will defy Detzners directive on where voters can deliver absentee ballots.Monday, Pinellas County Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark laid out security procedures that her office uses at the locations where voters can drop their ballots.They are specificallydirected at ensuring the sanctity and integrity of both the ballots and the election, Clark wrote. Given my firm belief that my use of drop-off locations for absentee ballots as set forth herein is in full compliance with the law, I plan to continue using them, including in the impending special primary election.A spokeswoman for Detzners office said the directive was issued in response to questions from two elections supervisors. The supervisors that Detzners office appears to be pointing to, though, have said they were not asking for a directive. Pasco County Elections Supervisor Brian Corley, for example, has fired off emails to state officials and others saying he was simply trying to correct an apparent citation error in the voter registration guide. In an e-mail to Clark, Maria Matthews, the director of the state Division of Elections, seemed to concede that Corley wasnt requesting an opinion. I misspoke; he did not ask for a formal opinion, she wrote. Monday, Corley questioned why Detzner issued the directive so close to the mailing of absentee ballots in Pinellas County.Im embarrassed for them because its a new low. Clearly nobody asked for any clarification on this, he said.Detzners directive is the latest salvo in an ongoing skirmish between Gov. Rick Scott and his administration and the states supervisors, going back to an election overhaul approved by the GOP-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Scott in 2011. Keynoter staff supplemented this report.Secretary wants a limit on absentee locationsNews Service of FloridaFLORIDA ELECTIONS McKENZIE RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com December 3 Keysnet.com will become keysinfonet.comyour information keysinfonet.com Truck crash closes bridgeThree men were injured and the Long Key Bridge was shut down for more than eight hours Tuesday in a three-truck crash on the span at mile marker 63 of U.S. 1.The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash was a byproduct of ongoing construction on the bridge. The collision shut down U.S. 1 both northbound and southbound from 2:30 a.m. to around 10:45.The Florida Highway Patrol says Nelson Morales, 42, of Miami, driving a 2014 Freighter truck, and Kenneth Lougheed, 54, of Miami, driving a 2005 Mack, were stopped in the southbound lane due to a lane closure. Thats when Angel Velazquez, 36, of Miami, behind the wheel of a 2007 Freighter, slammed into Morales truck. In turn, Morales truck was shoved into Lougheeds truck.Velazquez, given a ticket for careless driving, was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami while Morales and Lougheed were treated at Fishermens Community Hospital in Marathon.Emergency-services personnel dealt with a fuel spill. It also took hours to remove the three trucks from the road. Troopers estimated combined damage to the trucks was $31,500. U.S. 1 was reopened to traffic around 10:45 a.m.Traffic halted 8-plus hours, three injuredLONG KEYKeynoter StaffUnion talks to resume on Dec. 18As Gov. Rick Scott urges school districts around the state to finalize contracts with unionized teachers so they can get state money for raises, stalled bargaining talks in Monroe County are set to restart on Dec. 18, this time under the direction of labor attorney Bob Norton.Scott sent the 67 district superintendents a letter on Dec. 2 urging any district that has not yet reached a final agreement to contact Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart so we can offer any assistance possible to expedite this district-level process. The centerpiece of Scotts education budget is a $480 million earmark for teacher raises. In Monroe, that amounts to $1.4 million (90 percent raised by local taxpayers).In November, Stewart contacted Monroe County School District Super intendent Mark Porter to tell him his plan for the $1.4 million, which is to do away with a seven-day unpaid furlough program that has saved $1.7 million per year since 2011, runs counter to the intent and letter of the legislation authorizing the raises.Porter says the district is working on a plan to cover the impending seven-figure budget shortfall, although he hasnt specifically targeted particular funding sources or program cuts.What Ive continued to say is we are not going to revisit the furlough program and were not going to tap into our fund reserves, he said.Speaking of Scotts letter, Porter says, I think its very political in nature. Were appreciative of the resources and additional revenue that has been provided but I think its important that, while its approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor, 90 percent of it is raised by local taxpayers. Beginning in June Porter led negotiations with the United Teachers of Monroe on a one-year employment contract to cover the 201314 school year, which is well under way. After 25 sessions, including mediation, the two sides couldnt come to terms on contract language that allows the School Board to invoke furlough days in the first place, despite the unpaid days not being on the table. Norton will replace Porter as the districts chief negotiator for the Dec. 18 session, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the district offices on Trumbo Road in Key West. Twenty-eight districts have finalized contracts with teacher pay raises, while another 15 have tentative agreements pending. Florida Department of Education spokeswoman Cheryl Etters says while Scott suggested resolution by the end of the year, the funding will stay in place until the end of the fiscal year on Aug. 31. UTM President Holly Hummell-Gorman says the teacher salary increase allocation funds are to be distributed for new salary increases as opposed to ending the furlough program. School Board Chairman Ron Martin is at a Florida School Board Association meeting in Tampa and couldnt be reached for comment. But last week, he said, well be able to the close the funding gap without going into our reserves and without going into the classroom.Board member John Dick agreed with Martins assessment adding, And thats a good thing, but where does the money actually come from?That comes as governor calls for agreementsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSStaff hailed for its finance acumenA financial-reporting award presented to Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin and her staff is continuing the tradition, the clerk says.The Award of Financial Reporting Achievement, presented Nov. 5 by the Government Finance Officers Association, recognizes Monroe County for earning the highest award in government financial reporting.The 252-page Compre hen sive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2012, authored by the clerks staff, puts all the countys financial statistics in one place so citizens can see them at a glance, Heavilin said. The Nov. 5 award marks the 25th consecutive year Monroe County has received the financial-reporting award. Most were presented to former County Clerk Danny Kolhage, now a county commissioner. Heavilin took over in January. This is the highest standard, Heavilin said. We are continuing the tradition. The 252-page report covers Monroe County government and the five countywide elected constitutional offices sheriff, clerk, property appraiser, tax collector and supervisor of elections.The County Clerks Office includes 22 financial staffers. Six of them compiled the comprehensive report, required by law, over a three-month period.Monroe Countys government (not including municipalities) had a combined $218.5 million in expenses for the fiscal year and oversaw physical assets totaling $562.3 million.As comptroller for Monroe County, I strongly believe that we need to clearly communicate our countys financial status with the public and this award shows that we are meeting that goal, Heavilin said in commending her staff.Digital copies of the report are available through the clerks office.Heavilin says effort pays for taxpayersCOUNTY CLERKS OFFICEKeynoter Staff

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Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, a grassroots organization that lobbies Tallahassee to keep Florida Keys property insurance low, has a new executive director. Charles Chic Wagner fills the job formerly held by Annalise Mannix. Chics skill set, passion and knowledge will help FIRM realize their goals in 2014 and beyond, said FIRM Vice Chairwoman Cindy DeRocher, who served on the selection committee. Wagner, formerly a Boston lawyer specializing in employment law litigation, joined the FIRM board in 2012 and has been helping with contract negotiations on insurance studies, advocacy and public outreach. Since its 2006 founding, FIRM has spearheaded efforts to stem the tide of rising windstorm rates in Monroe County. The group is in the midst of a comprehensive windstorm study in an effort to get an accurate analysis of the windstorm risk to Monroe County properties. We believe our study will prove Citizens is charging rates that are not based on sound numbers, said Mannix, FIRMs project manager for the study. Opinion & EditorialWednesday, December 4, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an 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 EDITORIALFor many, hunger far from a gameLETTERS TO THE EDITORCrocs a Keys nuisanceThe Florida Keys are home to many species of wildlife, indigenous and invasive. We rely on tourism for our economy, and most of the tourism involves some type of water activity. Locals enjoy the waters of the Florida Keys, whether it is on a boat, the beach or in their backyard canal. But a new threat is making it unsafe to be in the water.Crocodiles have been spotted recently in the Keys, especially in canals. They arent seen every day, but it is no longer out of the ordinary to see them. These arent little animals, 6 to 9 feet long.When people spot a croc, they can call Florida wildlife authorities. Staffers will come and take the crocodiles back to the Everglades if it is longer than 9 feet. But thats not the end of our problem. Within a couple of months, the crocodiles are back where they were spotted before. They like to lurk in the mangroves, canals, creeks and bays because these areas are usually sheltered from wind and waves. They not only are a nuisance, but also a danger to people in the community, especially small children and pets. Something more needs to be done. It is time people start voicing their opinions on the matter so that the issue can be solved before something more serious than a pet is attacked by this ruthless animal. Rachel Eakin TavernierCongress looks at decimating SNAP while overlooking its huge successCongress should leave the hunger games to authors and screenwriters. But too many misguided and duplicitous lawmakers insist on playing with poor and working-poor Americans ability to feed their families. No one will win here, least of all the people including 22 million children nationwide for whom hunger is a real and daily threat. House and Senate negotiators must finalize the components of a new farm bill during the next two weeks if it is to have any chance of passing by Jan. 1, when the current bill expires. The farm bill includes funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly the food-stamp program, established in the 1970s. That the program has been an unmitigated success is irrefutable if ensuring that Americans dont go hungry in this land of plenty is ones mission. That it has been a cesspool of waste, fraud and abuse, as lawmakers who want to make brutal and inhumane budget cuts contend, is simply not true. Its a ruse, an excuse to throw poor people under the bus. Of course, these are some of the same lawmakers who thought that shutting down the government was a hoot. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012, SNAP benefits kept more than 5 million people from falling into poverty, coming in the third most helpful behind Social Security and refundable tax credits. It is a means-tested and efficient federal program that responds quickly to need. There are 7,586 Keys residents enrolled in SNAP, according to the U.S. Department of Agricultures Economic Research Service. The overall Monroe County population is about 74,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Statewide, the average daily SNAP benefit is $4.60 per person, according to Rebecca Brislain, executive director of the Florida Association of Food Banks. Where SNAP payments have been cut, food pantries Keyswide Key Largo to Key West have taken a hit, getting asked to provide more and more each day. The depth of cuts that some lawmakers are insisting on goes far beyond merely trimming SNAP funding because slightly fewer people need the benefits. The Senates version proposes $4 billion in cuts during the next 10 years. In the House? Rabid lawmakers there want to cut almost 10 times that over the coming decade. Almost 4 million people would lose SNAP benefits in 2014 alone. And when families lose their eligibility for SNAP, their children lose their ability to get free meals at school. Too often, that is the only well-rounded and nutritional meal that poor kids get on a daily basis.As for claims that SNAP is rife with fraud, thats a non-starter. Yes, there are abuses, and any amount should be rooted out. However, SNAP has one of the lowest fraud rates among federal programs 1.3 percent.If there are cuts to me made, there are plenty of other places in the government to look. Miami Herald Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. American crocodiles, which are federally protected, generally arent aggressive. As recently as 30 years ago, the American crocodile population in Florida had shrunk to approximately 200 to 300 animals. Its around 2,000 now, authorities say. Storm predictions lackingI find it hard to believe that the many agencies that study and calculate the hurricane predictions for the year, with all their computers, satellites, history, etc., can be so far off. My wife is only one part Indian and has a much better record at predicting storms than all of them. Maybe they should call her for next years guessing game. Denny Dodgen Key LargoMarathon shows the loveI would like to publicly express my gratitude for the recent benefit that was held on my behalf. Thank you to Joanne Wilmot, Barbara Knoph, Lyn Sullivan, Barbie Bell and Rose Lavay from the Marathon Elks lodge for all the hard work in putting together this benefit. Thank you to all the local businesses that donated for the basket of cheer. It was a big success. Another big thank you to all the local businesses that donated to the silent auction. Thank you to Michael J. and Mark and Clare Pecce for the entertainment; we danced the night away. Thank you to Rose Lavay, Carleen Leone, and Ryan and Gina Frederick for a great dinner had by all. And a special thank you to all who attended and participated. I have lived in Marathon for 48 years and I am overwhelmed by all the love and support I have received. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much. Wendy Pope MarathonNeeded: Honest schools talkReading through Tim Brickers most recent published letter Well, which is it? on www.KeysNet.com it appears that hes an intelligent and introspective individual. His words are thoughtful and well-written. Its unfortunate that many of his letters are always attacking the ideas and perspectives of someone else. His emphasis has been to judge and point out what he thinks are the flaws of others. It would be refreshing to read what his beliefs are regarding the world at large. His gift is wasted when he negatively lashes out against the reality and experiences had by others. When Im overly sensitive and thinskinned about anothers point of view, its usually because theres merit and truth in what has been written. At times like this, I attempt to disengage my mouth and pen, giving myself some time to reflectively process the situation before responding. Most often, theres a lesson for me to learn. Our public school system is a national disgrace. These schools certainly do not offer our students any type of deliberative contemplation, whereby they can extract the toxins of the material world and unearth the gold buried within themselves and creation. I dont know, nor have I ever known, anyone who is pro-bullying. Mr. Brickers suggestion that someone else is pro-bullying, without knowing them, is rather presumptuous. Im aware of a School District program that was allegedly geared to address the bullying issue. Tragically, this program harmed some students, as the admissions students made while participating in it were used against them. They were physically assaulted and teased unmercifully once this information got out. A proficient and competent teacher in the classroom is the first line of defense against any and all bullying. A credible principal possessing integrity, who emphasizes academic excellence while having zero tolerance for any form of physical and verbal aggression, is the ultimate answer to this problem. Solutions are never gotten from ideologues and fanatics. They bring only their restlessness, irritability and discontent to the table. Undercutting and diminishing the ideas, beliefs and experiences of another will remain counterproductive. John Sullivan Key LargoRowells: Watersports meccaI have a good idea for the former Rowells Marina property: Turn it into a water park.The county could allow local water businesses to provide rental kayaks, rental sailboats, rental paddleboards, rental windsurfing board and kiteboards. They could have boat ramps for kayaks or canoes. They could have picnic areas. Key Largo, with its windy weather, could become a windsurfing mecca.Key Largo needs to provide more attractions for the tourists we are trying to attract. Susan Irwin Key Largo Editors note: The Monroe County Commission has agreed to buy Rowells and turn into an events field and public park, with some amenities. Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThe old Rowells Marina in Key Largo hasnt served as a marina for 10 years. It had been slated for condos before the housing boom went bust.Wagner takes FIRM helmFormer lawyer leads charge for fairnessINSURANCE System defect delays two flightsAn equipment failure at Key West International Airport on Monday temporarily grounded daily flights into the Southern most City on Southwest Airlines.Monroe County Airports Director Peter Horton says one of two visual approach slope indicator systems, owned and maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration, went down at 10:25 but was fixed by noon.The system is a series of runway-adjacent lights, red or white depending on the angle of viewing, that help a pilot achieve the appropriate angle to land the plane.The net effect of the system going down was delays for passengers headed to Key West from Louis Armstrong New Orleans [La.] International Airport, Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport.Horton says the flights from New Orleans and Orlando, arrived more than an hour behind schedule.In a 12:42 p.m. e-mail to County Administrator Roman Gastesi, Horton wrote that I contacted the FAA about the problem and they told me they would have to send a tech down from Miami to solve the problem. I felt that we didnt have the luxury of waiting for them to get here to fix it, so I directed our electrician to make the repair. As we suspected, the fix was a minor one, a burned-out light socket.Some passengers in New Orleans were rerouted through Fort Lauderdale by Southwest ticket agents and instructed to rent a car on their own dime and drive to Key West, according to a passenger account.That flight and the Orlando flight were both reinstated, although the Tampa route remained cancelled.Horton says other operators that fly to Key West chose to rely on the second back-up system. Dallas-based Southwest spokesman Dan Landson said company policy requires that both the primary and secondary vertical slope indicator alignment systems be working. Speaking of Southwest, They operate from an abundance of caution when theyre dealing with a short runway, Horton says, based on phone calls with Southwest dispatchers. Another factor was the wind direction, which necessitated a switch in landing approach from the typical west-to-east pattern to the opposite, which requires clearance from Naval Air Station Key Wests Boca Chica Filed, Horton says. That only happens about 20 percent of the time, Horton says. It was just a whole series of events that resulted in a bad situation. He says, We had about 100 people who were almost in panic mode.Tampa route is cancelled due to problemBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST WAGNERMonroe County Airports Director Peter Horton says one of two visual approach slopeindicator systems,owned and maintained by theFederal Aviation Administration, went down at 10:25 but was fixed by noon.

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First States Sharp celebrates 25 yearsKaren Sharp, chief executive officer of First State Bank of the Florida Keys, has hit a milestone this month 25 years with the financial institution. Sharp, also the bank president and a director, has worked at First State since 1988, serving as the chief financial officer before assuming her current role in 2002.A native of Dearborn, Mich., Sharp is a Florida certified public accountant who received her bachelors degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University and masters degree in administration from Central Michigan University. Shes active in numerous community organizations.Crane Point has discounts ThursdayCrane Point Museum and Nature Center at mile marker 50 in Marathon hosts what it calls Christmas with the Cranes, an open-house shopping event set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. There will be 10 percent off everything in the store, plus tables of discounted yard-sale items for sale. You can also register for a free family membership and other raffle prizes. And enjoy a free tour of the Museum of Natural History, music and refreshments. Key West International Airport gained approval two years ago to begin operating flights to and from Cuba that had long been stifled by a ban on most U.S. travel to the island. Since then, not a single plane has taken off for Cuba from Floridas southernmost outpost, closer to Havana than to Miami. Charter-flight companies and booking agencies say theyve struggled to get all the required approvals from U.S. and Cuban authorities. One of the charter companies that initially was taking part in the airports application has gone out of business. Another stopped service to Florida altogether. Several organizations have approached us, including airlines, and said, If you get status as a port of entry for Cuba, we sure are interested in flying to Cuba, Key West International Director Peter Horton said. And so far all of those and there are at least four that I can remember offhand have not been successful. Decades ago, Key West residents could fly to Cuba for lunch and be back in time for dinner. Its only a short flight across the Florida Straits, once crisscrossed regularly. But that hasnt happened since 1960. Theres the issue of airport capacity: Currently, Key West is approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process only a combined 10 passengers and crew flying in from Jose Marti International Airport at any one time. The airport is working on an expansion that would eventually allow it to process about 70. If you would have a 30seater, or a 25-seater that could do flights, that could be a profitable operation, said John Cabanas, former president of C&T Charters, which initially wanted to do the flights but has since closed. Key West and Cuba have a long and intertwined history. So when President Obama announced in 2011 that he was directing agencies to allow all U.S. international airports to apply to allow licensed charters to operate Cuba flights, Key West was among the first to apply.There are now 19 U.S. airports authorized to provide flights to the Caribbean nation, which has had limited diplomatic relations with the U.S. since shortly after the 1959 revolution. Under Obama, travel to Cuba has increased. U.S. citizens can once again apply for so-called people-topeople licenses, which encourage cultural and educational exchanges. Cuban-Americans also have returned to visit the island in rising numbers.Special connectionCuban officials have said they receive as many as 500,000 visitors from the United States annually, most of those Cuban-Americans visiting relatives. The majority departs from big cities like Miami and New York. But Key West has long held a special place in the story of U.S. and Cuba relations. Cuban poet and independence leader Jose Marti visited Key West to rally support from the islands large and wealthy Cuban population in 1892. He spoke to workers in the islands many cigar factories and at the San Carlos Institute, a stately building on Duval Street that still proudly hangs a large Cuban flag from its balcony.The first flight ever to depart from the island left en route to Havana, as did the first commercial Pan American Airlines plane in 1928. And there were once daily ferries.That history is still palpable today. Locals boast Key West has at least 20 Cuban coffee shops and just one Starbucks.In October, it appeared the flights were just around the corner.Mambi International Group, a travel agency, teamed with charter operator Air Marbrisa Airlines to operate a flight. Mambi executive Isaac Valdes said the flights would be set to depart Nov. 15.But one week before, Bob Curtis, the head of Air Marbrisa, wrote to Horton to say flights were being delayed. He said Mambi had failed to obtain a required certificate from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Curtis set the new date of departure as Dec. 15. He declined to comment when reached by phone.One interested charter agency said it had applied to the U.S. Treasury Depart ments Office of Foreign Assets Control more than two years ago and was still awaiting approval. Robert Valle, president of Florida Aero Charter Inc., said he checks in periodically, includ ing just three months ago.Valle said he was told all the companys documents were complete and being processed. In other words, Dont call us, well call you, Valle said. Pretty frustrating. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Look for Special Offers only on www.anthonysa.com & www.facebook.com/anthonysa Exclusives Web Key Largo: M.M. 98-1/2 Tel.: 852-4515 Marathon: M.M. 50 Tel.: 743-5855 Open: Daily 9:30 5:30 Sunday: Noon 5:30 NEW ARRIVALS! 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BusinessKey West-Cuba flights still remain a dreamGo-ahead given but no charters are flying yetBy CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressAVIATIONThe terminal at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation. State shifts health plansFloridas gradual move of Medicaid long-term-care beneficiaries into managedcare plans will take effect Sunday for more than 17,000 people in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. The Agency for Health Care Administration is carrying out a 2011 law that eventually will lead to almost all Medicaid beneficiaries statewide enrolling in health maintenance organizations or other types of plans known as provider-service networks. The AHCA has started the process with seniors and other Medicaid beneficiaries who need long-term care, including home-and community-based services and nursing-home care. Under the process, Monroe and Miami-Dade make up one of 11 regions in the state and have 17,257 long-term care beneficiaries eligible for the managed-care system. The changes have already taken effect in five other regions, starting Aug. 1 in part of Central Florida. The AHCA will finish rolling out the long-term care portion of the changes Feb. 1 and March 1 in the five remaining regions. The agency then will use a similar process to enroll the broader Medicaid population in managed-care plans. Managed care plans are a type of health insurance. Companies have contracts with health-care providers and medical facilities to provide care for members at reduced costs.Thousands are moving to managed careNews Service of FloridaHEALTH CARE BUSINESS BRIEFS SHARP

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! No trouble with trufflesTruffles are one of the perfect foods indulgent yet not unhealthy. Check out our calorie-cutting option for the delectable treats. Recipe, 4B PREP SOCCERKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores Paul Pauchey (in white) and Marathons Anthony Garcia (7) go airborne to duel for a loose ball in the Hurricanes 4-0 win Monday in Tavernier. Jake Coldren (6) and Randy Cabral (15) move in for a rebound. Pauchey, a junior, scored twice. Canes shut out FinsCoral Shores High Schools skilled attackers once again proved too much for a young Marathon High School boys soccer team, scoring a 4-0 win Monday in Tavernier. The Dolphin defense held the unbeaten Hurricanes (40-1) at bay for the first 20 minutes before Coral Shores regrouped at the water break. A.J. Paterson and Paul Pauchey then fired goals into the Dolphin net just a few minutes apart as the Canes pulled away. Coral Shores held a 3-0 lead at halftime, and the Cane defense made it stand up for their second shutout of Marathon within two weeks. Pauchey and Paterson each scored twice. Our field defense did a pretty good job considering we had two freshmen, Sean Walters and Edward Jankowski, back there with [sophomore] Luke Lofton, said Hurricane head coach Jorge Bosque.The return of senior midfielder Tyler Webb from injury helped but the Canes still were missing sidelined defensive leader Steve Chadwick.Senior goalkeeper Sal Barrios was not heavily pressured but did a make a save that Bosque termed spectacular. It was a one-on-one situation after our defense misplayed a ball, Bosque said. Sal played it perfectly, coming out to take the ball at the attackers feet. The Marathon guy went tumbling over him. Coach Jim Murphys Dolphins (2-6) have just two seniors on the roster, with 10 of the 17 spots filled by freshmen or sophomores.Coral Shores traveled to St. Brendan on Tuesday (results pending at press time), and hosts Archbishop Carroll at 6 p.m. today. The Canes then visit defending District 16-4A champ Gulliver on Friday.This is the first four-game week weve had years, and it just drains the team, Bosque said. But its the only way we could schedule it.The Coral Shores soccer girls play a 4 p.m. home game today against Carroll.Soccer team dominates its island rivalBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comFirebirds too hot for Lady ConchsThe littlest player on the court was a big headache Saturday for the Key West High girls basketball team, and a Doral Academy teammates five 3-point shots were painful, too, as the Conchs lost, 54-41, in a nondistrict game at the Bobby Menendez Gym. Key West, which showed up for the 5 p.m. game with only six players, three of whom scored, lost its fourth consecutive game and fell to 2-4 under new coach Shonta McLeod. The Conchs were coming off a 58-23 loss at Florida Christian. The game was close early, with Doral holding a 22-17 lead at halftime. But in the third quarter, Firebirds guard Mariana Neres known at her school as the Brazilian Sensation because of her roots took over. Standing out despite her 5-foot-1-inch frame (her ponytail is more than half her height), Neres dazzled with steals, crisp passes and a superior sense of court awareness. Neres scored 10 points (she is closing in on 800 for her three-year career) in the period, eight of them on transition layups, as Doral widened its lead to 44-28. When she wasnt scoring, she was feeding Nani Rivero, who added two 3pointers to the three she made in the first quarter. A tattered net, begging to be replaced and with a strand hanging embarrassingly low, was no deterrent to her accuracy. During the break between quarters, McLeod said to her team, We dont need all that fancy stuff, all we want is the points. Early in the fourth, the Doral lead increased to 5131, to the delight of a sizable contingent of Doral rooters who filled the air with piercing cheers. All parents [of varsity and JV players], coach Ray Perez said later. We bring the people with us. But Key West fans made their own noise when the Conchs mounted a late comeback. A 3-pointer by Kaneya Mims, a baseline drive by Lily Bailey who was up from the JV team and playing with a cast on her right arm and eight points by Tanisha Multy narrowed the lead to 52-41 with two minutes left.That was as close as the Conchs would get. Dorals Angie Gomez closed the game out with two free throws.Multy led the Conchs with 24 points to increase her season average to 18.8. Mims had nine and Bailey scored eight. Rivero and Neres were the double-figures scorers for Doral, with 17 and 11, respectively. Five other players scored for a team that improved to 3-3 and is amid a basketball resurgence under Perez. The Firebirds won 10 games last season after winning only five in the previous six years. Key West continued to struggle from the free-throw line, going 7-for-18, but that was better than Dorals 7-of21. The Conchs had 22 turnovers, four fewer than the Firebirds. Afterward, the six Conchs and 10 Firebirds met in the handshake line. When Neres met Multy, both smiled. Key West will host Keys Gate in a district game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.Rivero, Neres lead Doral to 54-41 victoryBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GIRLS HOOPSSnapper providing good bitesFollowing the hard, gusty winds of last week, the sailfish action is becoming more evenly dispersed throughout the Keys. Sailfish are spraying ballyhoo on the reef as well as off the edge in 100 to 130 feet of water. Anglers looking for sails are encountering blackfin tuna, schoolie-size dolphin and the occasional kingfish. The king mackerel fishery will improve as we get deeper into December. On the wrecks, the mutton snapper are biting with regularity, and the amberjack are more prevalent. Yellowtail snapper are providing the most consistent fishing on the reef in 35 to 45 feet of water. Most average 14 to 17 inches. There are also lots of nice mutton snapper in the chum clicks. So it pays to drift a larger offering back in the slick to tempt them. There is a fair showing of black grouper now as the waters have cooled into the low 70s. Enjoy it now, as the grouper season closes for four months on Jan. 1. The patch reefs offer excellent fishing for mangrove and yellowtail snapper, plus red and gag grouper. Youll even find the occasional mutton snapper. Ive had reports of sailfish anglers seeing muttons spraying ballyhoo, so always be prepared just as you are on the reef.The weeks bestCapt. Ariel Medero, of Big Game Sportfishing out of the Hammocks in Marathon, reports the sailfish are starting to move through, with fish being caught off Marathon in waters between 30 and 100 feet. And the blackfin tuna bite is red-hot offshore. Inshore, the snapper and grouper are biting on the wrecks, and the mutton snapper bite along the Seven Mile Bridge is superior. The Hill family from Wilsonville, Ore., had a great afternoon fishing on the Pips 36 with Capt. Zach Willis and mate Roy Boston out of Captain Pips Marina in Marathon. They brought in a lot of Spanish mackerel, some bluefish and fat mangrove snapper. During a very windy holiday week, the crews on the SeaSquared and the Klimax did a lot of fishing at the bridges and in the bay and channels. Our anglers caught mangrove, yellowtail and mutton snapper, yellowjacks, sea trout, Spanish mackerel and countless nonedible species that provided a ton of family-fun fishing. Back from Lake Erie for the winter, Capt. Bob Brown of Sundance Sportfishing out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon fished regulars Sam Swickard and Bob Joshlin, from Indianapolis. During their two days, each angler battled and landed a sailfish, and the duo caught plenty of king mackerel, bonito, several nice muttons, big mangroves and huge amberjack and jack crevalle. A bunch of us fished the biennial Boring family reunion on Friday. Their anglers were troopers in some very cold and windy conditions. Catches included red grouper, all the snappers, mackerel and yellowjacks. They had it all cooked up at Sparkys Landing in Key Colony Beach. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://Sea SquaredCharters.com and http://Facebook.com/Mara thonFishing.And sailfish spreading outFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Chris Johnson CaptainsColumnOrange Bowl Classic returnsHundreds of the nations finest collegiate swimmers are set to compete in the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic set for Jan. 3, at the Jacobs Aquatic Center, mile marker 99.6 oceanside in Key Largo. Part of a popular monthlong Orange Bowl training session held each year in the Keys, the sprint-style meet features 20 fast-paced swimming events. Several men and women who have trained at the Jacobs Aquatic Center swimming facility or participated in the Orange Bowl Swim Classic have gone on to pursue Olympic gold. They include 2012 Olympians Missy Franklin, a gold and bronze swimming medalist, and three-time medalist Nathan Adrian. Among the more than a dozen college teams scheduled to attend winter training, eight are slated to compete in the swimming classic including long-time attendees George Mason University from Fairfax, Va., and the University of Michigan from Ann Arbor, Mich., as well as universities from West Virginia, Vermont and Connecticut. The competition is expected to start at 2 p.m. and continue until 4. Admission is free for spectators. A post-contest awards social and dinner are set to commence at the Jacobs Aquatic Center following the meet. Spectators who reserve ahead can attend the dinner and interact with the swimmers and coaches. For more, go to www .jacobsaquaticcenter.org or call 453-7946.World-class swimmers come to Key LargoSWIMMINGA 3-pointer by Kaneya Mims, a baseline drive by Lily Bailey and eight points by Tanisha Multy narrowed the lead to 52-41 with two minutes left. Brent Shepherd of Key Colony Beach caught his first sailfish with Big Game Sportfishing with Capt. Ariel Medero. The fish was landed in 100 feet of water off Marathon, using live pilchards as bait, then was released.

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With December comes lots of holiday-related events, from boat parades to gift bazaars to pet photos with Santa Claus. Following is whats on tap just for this week and coming weekend:Each year, there are five boat parades in December to mark the holidays Key Largo, Marathon, Key Colony Beach, Lower Keys and Key West.The first is this Sunday, the Key Colony Beach Lighted Boat Parade. Open to all boats, the parade is set to start at 6:30 p.m. at the 7th Street canal and wind its way through canals on the west side of the city, ending in the canal between 11th and 12th streets.The best viewing spots include the Sadowski Causeway at mile marker 53.5 and the dock area behind City Hall and the post office. An 8:30 p.m. afterparty with awards for captains and crews is to be held at Key Colony Inn, 700 E. Ocean Drive, with a free buffet and cash bar. To enter or for more details, call Tucker DeGraw at 743-7214.Islamoradas ninth annual Florida Keys Holiday Festival is scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside.A 20-ton snow mountain is a traditional family favorite during the celebration. The crowd-pleasing centerpiece, a 35-foot-tall tree with magical snow blowing from its branches, is to be lighted at 6 p.m. while carolers sing. The parade, themed A Visit to the North Pole, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. featuring the Coral Shores Hurricanes Marching Band, as well as decorated floats including one carrying jolly old Saint Nick. Four-legged party animals can prance in their own Santa Paws Pet Parade, and are awarded prizes for best dressed and pet that performs the best trick. All domestic animals are welcome and entry is free. Music and dance performances are planned through the Holiday Festival, and there will be a bazaar with gifts for sale.St. Columba Episcopal Church, 52nd Street bayside in Marathon, has its annual Christmas bazaar this Sat urday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Available to buy are handmade crafts and ornaments, white-elephant items, homemade soup, baked goods and cakes will be available to buy. A raffle for a gift basket and a visit from Santa add to the festivities.Furry family members will be able to enjoy the Zonta Club of Marathons Festival of Trees when Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys, which runs the Marathon animal shelter, is spotlighted at the event. Its planned for Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Florida Keys Marathon Airports terminal. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome to show off their holiday finery and have their photos taken for a $15 donation. There will also be a competition, with prizes for best pet holiday outfit. Puppies will also be on hand for cuddling in a small puppy petting pen. Franks Grill of Marathon is providing hors doeuvres for people; there will be treats for the pets, too, all while everyone enjoys the display of decorated trees.Keys Federal Credit Union and Publix have joined forces to host Cookies with Santa on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the credit unions branch at 3022 N. Roosevelt Blvd. in Key West. The family-fun event is free and open to everyone, credit union members or not. There will be cookies, of course, plus a coloring contest, photos with Santa and Plato the Publixaurus. The first 150 kids receive a free digital photo with Santa.The Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, a community support organization for Upper Keys state parks, has planned A Lignumvitae Key Christmas for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Lignumvitae State Park is on the bayside on an island off Islamorada.Participants can take a boat ride into the past. A $5 donation (free for students 12 and under) includes a catamaran ride to the island and a look at the historic Matheson House decorated for the holidays. You can stop by the islands art room and paint your own sea-bean ornament and enjoy music by local dulcimers. There will be complimentary Key limeade, coffee and cookies. Pulled-pork sandwiches and chips cost $5.Boats will leave Robbies Marina at mile marker 77.5 bayside. For more information call 664-2540 The Xena Fund, which provides emergency veterinary care for the owners of Lower Keys and Key West pets that cant afford it, marks Christmas with a Friday and Saturday event.The annual Christmas Pictures with Santa and the Drag Queens Deja and Desiray is set for Grooming by John, 1014 Truman Ave. Pet pictures will be printed at the event and the suggested donation is $15 per set of pictures. Santa and the drag queens will be available for pictures from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.All pets should be on leashes or otherwise under your control.Stanley Switlik Elemen tary School in Marathon is hosting its annual Santas Workshop and pancake breakfast on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.Students can make or purchase gifts for their family and friends. Santa will arrive via helicopter and kids will have a chance to take pictures with him. There will be face painting and a cake walk, and Zonta the Zebra will be there. The pancake breakfast is hosted by the Marathon High School Culinary Arts Program and will start serving at 8:30 a.m.On Thursday, La Te Da, AIDS Help and Queen Mother Gassy Winds (J.B. McLendon) present the inaugural Deck the Halls celebration, which blends the Tree Of Hope and Share the Wreath fundraising campaigns from previous years into a single celebration. More than 30 wreaths, conceptualized and decorated by local VIPs and artists, still serve as the cornerstone of the live auction at La Te Da, 1125 Duval St., but will also include ornaments, centerpieces and baked goods. Beginning at 6 p.m., cards for personal inscription and placement on the tree will be available for $5. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds help support the work of AIDS Help throughout the Florida Keys, including community education to reduce the impact of HIV. More information is available by going to www.aids help.cc or call 296-6196. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, December 4, 2013 George M. Botelho, M.D.Board-CertiedDiplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society Disorder of Muscles & Joints Arthritis & Related Problems Hip, knee, foot and ankle Sports Medicine Trauma Correction of Deformities Spine & Spinal Surgery Joint Reconstruction & Replacement Arthroscopy & Arthroscopic Reconstruction Shoulder, elbow and hand305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671 Overseas HwyMARATHON5701 Overseas Hwy #3 Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Living Keys revved up for the seasonTake your pick of these events to get goingTHE HOLIDAYS Photo by TUCKER DeGRAWThis boat gets into the spirit during a past Key Colony Beach boat parade. This years is on Sunday and you can enter by calling 743-7214. Santas just like others who live in the North he likes to head south for the warmer weather during the winter. How he makes it to so many events Keyswide several take place this week and this weekend is a mystery.LIVING BRIEFSBook sale planned for this SaturdayThe Friends of the Key West Library hold their first book sale of this season on Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St. The inventory is the largest in many years due to unusually high summer acquisitions. Tables will be loaded with hardback novels, mysteries, biographies and history. Coffee-table books and usually highpriced books will be available at just a few dollars. Nonfiction, art, travel, cookbooks, books for children round out the selection. Proceeds go to the librarys programs, books and equipment.Sunday events honor childrenThe nonprofit Compas sionate Friends organization of Oak Brook, Ill., has declared the second Sunday each December as National Childrens Memorial Day to recognize children who have died and help their parents celebrate their lives. This year the day falls this coming Sunday, and candlelighting events are planned at two Upper Keys tree gardens, at 4:30 p.m. at the Tavernier Tree Garden adjacent to the Tavernier Creek Marina, and the same time at the Key Largo Tree Garden, behind Friendship Park near the entrance of Arbys on Tree Garden Way.Computer classes focus on AppleThe Key West library is offering free classes for Apple computer users on Monday mornings in December. Space is limited and registration is required.To register, stop by the Reference Desk at the Library, 700 Fleming St., or call 292-3595. Classes start at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.This Monday, the class focuses on iCloud, the webbased system that lets you access your contacts, emails, photos and more on all your Apple devices, automatically.On Dec. 9, the class will cover how to use iPhoto to create a holiday keepsake like books, calendars and prints. The Dec. 16 class will focus on iPads.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com @ portofino coal fired pizza COAL FIRED ITALIAN COOKING 786-243-4000 campbell dr. @ fl turnpike exit #2 650 ne 22nd terrace homestead, fl ampbelldr. ca ca ca a a a mp mp mp b be be be @ @ @ @ f f f l e l l l ll d d d d r r r. r. e e e ll ll ll ll PASTA TUESDAY UNLIMITED PASTA, FOCACCIA BREAD & SALAD 8.95*CHEAP PIZZA WEDNESDAY LARGE CHEESE PIZZA 9.95 2 ENTREES 19 95* 1/2 OFF LARGE PIZZA* FRIDAY DATE NIGHT FREE Appetizer w/purchase* Holiday Catering GREAT SELECTION OF:Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cheeses, and Snacks SPECIAL $10.99Budlight 12 Pack12oz Cans or Bottles$19.99Bacardi RumORSmirnoff Vodka(1.75 Liters) (305) 664.2669 mm 81.2 Oceanside Islamorada, FL 28% OFF!EVERY TUESDAY4PM 9PMThrough December(Excludes Sale Items)to Key West Aloe Products Crabtree & Evelyn Unique Christmas Ornaments Tropical Christmas Cards 8917-21 O/S Highway Marathon, FL (305) 743-3696 Wicker Web Wicker WebEstablished 1975 Celebrating 38 yearsJoin us for ourANNUAL OPEN HOUSEDec. 6thand 7thOpen 10 amAcross from the flashing light at MM 52Special Discounts & Treats Block out Saturday for writersFor the first time in Key West, 35 authors will appear at a single event for one afternoon to sign their books and give insight into how their craft ideas in their heads into printed words. Organized by a new group called Key West Writers Bloc, the writers include visiting authors such as Rod Philbrick, formerly of Marathon and the author of Freak the Mighty, on which the Sharon Stone film The Mighty was based. He has a new thriller, Measure of Darkness, out. Other visiting writers attending the event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the bar Smokin Tuna, 4 Charles St., in Old Town, include:Miriam Auerbach, author of the satirical Dirty Harriet Horowitz mystery series.Sandra Balzo, author of crime fiction.Robert Coburn, author of A Loose Knot and A Deadly Deception.Jeremiah Healy, creator of the John Francis Cuddy private investigator series.Wayne Gales, author of Treasure Key and Key West Camouflage.Barbara Fox, murdermystery writer and theater producer.Dirk Wyle, retired chemist and molecular biology professor turned medical mystery author.Peggy Butler, author of Starfish and And Then There Was One.The visiting authors are joined by area notables Roberta Isleib (under the pseudonym Lucy Burdette), Jane Dawkins, Bill Lorraine, Wesley Sizemore, Elizabeth Warren, Jane Newhagen, Jill Zima Borski, Rusty Hodgdon, Reef Perkins, Ben Harrison, Chuck Van Soye, Hal Howland, Dale Dapkins, Ralph DePalma, Jonathan Woods, Suzie Byrd, Terry Schmida, Mandy Miles, Chuck Meier, David Sloan, Letty Nowak, Connie Gilbert, Alex Vega and Key West Writers Bloc founders Michael Haskins and Shirrel Rhoades.Haskins and Rhoades created Key West Writers Bloc as an umbrella for future literary events they are co-producing, including a Mystery Writers Key West Fest conference scheduled for June. Key West has a literary tradition from Hemingway to Hunter S. Thompson that we want to built on by encouraging contemporary writers, said Rhoades, an author and entrepreneur who has held executive positions with Readers Digest, Scholastic, Harpers, Marvel Entertain ment and other publishing companies. Key West is still a writers paradise, said Haskins, author of the popular Mick Murphy Key West mystery series. The plethora of writers in all genres is amazing. Events like the Mystery Writers festival and the Smokin Tuna authors event testify that Heming way and Tennessee Williams muse is still alive and well in the Southern most City. Books by all of the authors will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Key West library book-buying fund.35 authors are gathering in Key WestLITERATURECrime highlights Literary SeminarLeading American and international writers are to explore The Dark Side: Mystery, Crime & the Literary Thriller during the 32nd annual Key West Literary Seminar.Two independent chapters are scheduled: Jan. 9 through 12 and 16 through 19. Most events take place at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Nearly 40 novelists, journalists and others are scheduled to speak at one or both sessions.Among them are Sara Paretsky, author of a series starring female private investigator V.I. Warshawski; crime novelist and journalist Carl Hiaasen, whose recent Bad Monkey is set in the Keys; Gillian Flynn, author of the New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, among others; Lee Child, who has penned 18 books to date in his Jack Reacher series; Tess Gerritsen, whose books inspired the television series Rizzoli & Isles; and Michael Connelly, whose novels include The Lincoln Lawyer.Each seminar session begins with a Thursday evening keynote presentation. Paretsky is to give the Jan. 9 address, titled My Quest for Heroes: Voice and Voice lessness. Elizabeth George, author of the Inspector Lynley mystery series, is to present Writing in the Dark, From the Dark, About the Dark the following week.Subsequent days feature readings, lectures, informal talks, panel discussions, book signings and receptions where attendees and authors can mingle. Highlights are to include a performance titled The Florida Freak Show by Hiaasen during the first session, and a second-session discussion between novelist/reviewer John Banville and his thriller-writing alter ego Benjamin Black. Those attending both sessions can enjoy a Saturday evening dinner at the Harry S. Truman Little White House, Floridas only presidential museum. While most events are open to seminar registrants only, each sessions program includes Sunday afternoon presentations that are open to the public. Beginning at 2 p.m., these include readings and commentary by several of the featured writers. Admission is free with firstcome, first-served seating. In conjunction with the seminar sessions, 11 writers workshops are planned Jan. 12 through 16. To find out more, go to www.kwls.org or call (888) 293-9291.Two 4-day sessions are in JanuaryLITERATUREKeys TV host Jenna Stauffer discovers whodunit in Murder in Key West, a volume of mystery stories set in the Southernmost City. This and many others will be available at a book-signing event featuring 35 authors on Saturday. LIVING BRIEFSArt classes planned at Islamorada churchSt. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church at mile marker 87 in Islamorada is offering art classes Dec. 5, 12 and 19. To be tackled are ornaments, benches, Keys-y signs and wine glasses. Cost is $45 per class (plus $30 if you are decorating a bench). Classes run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and all materials are included. To find out more, call 396-7008.Poinsettias are up for discussionThe Key West Garden Club focuses on poinsettias when it next meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.Linnea Cunningham from the Marathon Garden Club is a Monroe County Master Gardener and a floral designer who will share design ideas using poinsettias.The meeting is free and open to the public.Elks planning dinner and moreMarathon Elks Lodge 2139 hosts a dinner of London broil, along with a jewelry and accessories show, at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the lodge, 8239 Overseas Highway.The event, for Elks members and their guests, costs $10 and will feature goods from Alo Jewelers, Midas Touch Jewelers, Christinas Boutique and Christine Harrisons Antique Jewelry, among others.For more information or to sign up, call 289-0417 or 743-2652. www.Keys InfoNet.com

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Who doesnt love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you dont get happy.Given the richness of a chocolate truffle a blend of chocolate, sugar and cream its nice that chocolate has been found to be good for us. Still, assuming you wanted to jettison some of the calories in this treat without sacrificing a molecule of its lush flavor, where would you start? Cutting the chocolate or sugar would be a bad idea. Both are needed. But how about the cream? The trick to cutting cream is that you dont want to sacrifice the creaminess of the truffle in the process. The solution? Chestnuts. This brilliant work-around was discovered years ago by Sally Schneider, the author of a great healthy cookbook called The Art of LowCalorie Cooking. In fact, this recipe is my adaptation of Sallys recipe for chocolate truffles. She found that roasted and pureed chestnuts provide a super-creamy texture for treats such as truffles. And because chestnuts dont actually taste like much, they dont compete with the truffles chocolate essence. Added benefits? Unlike most nuts, chestnuts are low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates. Of course, chestnuts or at least those roasted on an open fire have figured in Christmas lore for ages. Though street vendors selling roasted chestnuts have disappeared from 21st Century New York, peeled and roasted chestnuts are now widely available in grocers everywhere during the holiday season. Thats what Ive used in this recipe. But be sure to properly simmer the nuts in water as directed in the recipe. This guarantees theyll puree smoothly. You dont want chestnut chunks in your truffles.Youll notice instant espresso in the list of ingredients. Its there to amplify the chocolate flavor while adding a hint of coffee flavor. But you can leave it out if you dont like coffee. Likewise, I suggest adding a couple of teaspoons of any of several different liquors, all of which pair up nicely with chocolate. But feel free to swap in any of your favorites, or none at all if you prefer. Either way, youll be happy, guaranteed. What youll need for spiked mocha chestnut truffles:5.2-ounce package roasted and peeled chestnuts, medium chopped.Three-quarters of a cup water.One-third of a cup lowfat evaporated milk.Four ounces bittersweet chocolate, medium chopped.One teaspoon instant espresso powder or one tablespoon instant coffee.A pinch of table salt.Two tablespoons light corn syrup.Two teaspoons Tia Maria,Kahlua, Baileys, brandy or rum.One tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the chestnuts and water. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the chestnuts are very tender and all the water has been absorbed, about 30 minutes.Add the milk and heat the mixture until it just comes to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate, then recover the pan. Let stand off the burner until the chocolate is melted, about three to four minutes. Stir and transfer to a blender along with the espresso powder, salt, corn syrup and liquor. Blend until very smooth.Transfer to a bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill until very firm, at least three hours. Form the mixture into small balls (about two teaspoons each) and roll the balls in the cocoa powder until they are coated, shaking off the excess. Chill until ready to serve. Will keep, refrigerated, for two weeks. The recipe makes 20 truffles. Start to finish: Four hours (25 minutes active). Nutrition information per truffle: 50 calories; 25 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 2.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 1 g protein; 15 mg sodium. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, December 4, 2013 ACROSS 1Symbol for Ms. Nightingale 5Jasons command 9Sleeping in 13Rapier 17Author Wiesel 18Climbing vine 20An Astaire 21Maestro Riccardo 22007s antagonist in a film 24Food fish 26No-frills ship accommodation 27Get down to ___ 29Piece of armor 30Impertinent talk 31Seraglio 32Possessive pronoun 33Rob Roy author 36A-___ His Lamp: Cartoon with Bugs Bunny and a genie 37Guides 41Arm of the Amazon 42The 1890s 46Anglo-Saxon money 47Of a significant period 48English river 49Reduce sail 50Habeas corpus, e.g. 51New England cape 52British infantryman 56Form 57Considered 60Discourteous 61Ascended Everest 62A Howe 63Enjoyed a repast 64French town 65Bionic Lee 67Frog genus 68Type type 71Mistreat 72Covered wagon 74Ewe said it 75Sacred Egyptian bird 76Luzon volcano 78Part of QED 79Pickens of films 80One of the 7 dwarfs 81Oldest US national park 85But, in Barcelona 86Rocker Rod 89Boca ___, FL 90Former prairie roamer 91First of a Latin trio 92Kind of terrier 93Sun follower 95Larry Davids TV wife 98Dull finish 99Of the kneecap 103Greys Riders of the ___ 105Place setting need 107Pierres girlfriend 108Drew a bead on 109Kind of table or engine 110Lily plant 111Shook a leg 112Kind of miss 113Brouhahas 114Dismal cry DOWN 1Triangle parts 2Thanks ___! 3Distance for Sebastian Coe 4Spot for an idol 5A.k.a. 6Saturns orbiters 7Eleniauthor 8A Chorus Linehit 9Revoke a legacy 10Road or hot followers 11Raised RRs 12Cub Scout leader 13Part of HRE 14Young seals 15Summers in Nice 16Land of Yeats 19Penny follower 20Maurice Leblancs Lupin 23Campus grp. 25Character actor Mischa 28Like the Gobi 31Sanctuary 33Asparagus unit 34Chili accompaniment 35Breakfast choice 36Enticed 3734th U.S. pres. 38East coast Florida city 39Rubbish 40Filled to excess 42Gabor, and namesakes 43Buenos ___ 44System of belief 45Gaseous prefix 50Quay 53Aries-born 54Dominick or Irene 55Think tank products 56Wind driven clouds 58At ___, bewildered 59To laugh, in Lille 61... no more a-roving ___: Byron 63Waggish 64U.S. poet Louise 65Brides trailers 66Monastery head 68Element #5 69Where Aidapremiered 70Irish PM De Valera 72White House nickname 73Dakota Indian 76Innsbruck native, e.g. 77At the age of: L. 79Route for excess water 82Took to the soapbox 83Bide ones time 84Modern day malady 87Bent out of shape 88Starch prefix 901934 world heavyweight champ 92Hoops player 93Philippine seaport 94Shopping list entries 95Fig. experts 96Protuberance 97New York Indian 98I Remember ___ 99Entreated 100French composer Edouard 101Lined up 102Rods partner 104You, in Dusseldorf 106Call ___ day Observer crossword puzzle SPECTRUM Solution in the December 7 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Nov. 30 puzzle. Were selling boats and need listings! If youre considering selling or buying, contact BlueWater Boat Brokerage today. (305) 872-3123 bluewaterboats@comcast.net www.bluewaterboatbrokerage.com ANOTHER ONE SOLD BY BLUEWATER BOAT BROKERAGE! This beautiful 45 Meridian Yacht was listed and sold by BlueWater Boat Brokerage. D CALLING LOVERSOF THE 50s & 60sMy goal is a local place to listen to the Oldies & dance from 7 to 10, so we can get to bed on time. Get on our emaillist to learn where & when.Bud 269-338-2903 or daybreaker33@live.com Truffles without cream? TryCut calories without cutting deliciousnessBy SARA MOULTONAssociated PressJUST DESSERTS These chestnut truffles look delicious who are we to disagree? Theyre easy to make and cut down on the calories of ingredients normally used in such recipes.Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEAD VACCINATION TIME Photo by KRISTEN CUMISKEYDana Portillo, a registered nurse with the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, gives a vaccination to senior Ashley Avilmar on Dec. 27 at Key West High School. The Health Department and Monroe County schools have partnered on an on-site program at the school to make it quicker and easier to give vaccinations recommended for teenagers. The vaccinations offered fight hepatitis A, human papillomavirus and meningitis. The program is voluntary. For more information, call 293-1549, Ext. 54311.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 771886 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13DK1218K IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF ASTGHIK DION, Adoptee. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Artak Zargaryan, 2 Komitas Street Apt. #23 Yerevan, Armenia YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for adoption has been filed against you in this Court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy Charles Dion, whose address is 17227 Allamanda Drive, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042, on or before 12/20/13, and file the original with the Clerk fo this Court at: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service on the Petitioner or immediately thereafter. if you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you f or the relief demanded in the Petition for Adoption. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. you must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Dated: 11/13/13 AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Circuit Court Seal) By: Brittiny Burgohy Deputy Clerk Published November 20, 27, 2013 December 4, 11, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 786848 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13 DR 1207 K Nina Babich, Petitioner and Michael Brown, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Michael Brown 909 Pohalski Key West, FL 33040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Nina Babich, 3930 South Roosevelt Blvd apt North 105, Key West, FL 33040 on or before December 30, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service on Petitoner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current A ddress, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re q uires certain automatq ic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: November 19, 2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Brittiny Burgohy Deputy Clerk Published November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 792893 CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will hold a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 to fill two positions on the City Commission for two-year terms each. Candidates may qualify at Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office, 490 63rd Street Ocean, Marathon, from noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 to noon on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Voter registration for the March 11, 2014 Municipal Election will close on February 10, 2014. Cathy Henninger City Clerk Published November 30, December 4, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 796167 Notice of Public Auction Pursuant F.S.328.17, United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vessel(s) to the highest bidder. Inspect 1 week prior @ marina; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer prem; all auctions are held w/ reserve; any persons interested ph 954-563-1999 Sale Date December 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 V12084 1995 Robal FL5342 HK Hull ID#: CROB45RBA595 outboard pleasure gas fiberglass L21ft R/OJon Russell Becker Lienor: PH Marina/ Restaurant LLC Pilot House Marina 13 Seagate Blvd Key Largo Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765 & 1911 Published December 4, 11, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 796539 The Monroe County Advisory Committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe will meet on December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Monroe County School District Board Room, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West. For additional information, please call 305-296-5557. Mary A. Williams Managing Director-Monroe County Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe Published December 4, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 797428 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No: 13-CP-000130-P Division: Plantation Key IN RE: ESTATE OF CARYLYN GRONDIN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CARYLYN GRONDIN, Deceased, whose date of death was OCTOBER 15, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida, 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a co py of this notice is re q uired py q to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: December 4, 2013. Personal Representative: KEVIN F. GRONDIN c/o Christopher R. Paul, Esq. McLane Graf Raulerson Middleton PA PO Box 326 Manchester, NH 03105-0326 A ttorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT W. JENSEN, ESQ FBN: 151566 Law Office of Robert W. Jensen 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 470 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305.444.0686 305.444.0968 (f) rwjensenlaw@gmail.com Published December 4, 11, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 799493 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 14, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: CAPITAL PROJECTS (BRICKS AND MORTAR) FUNDING APPLICATION (2nd Round) MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission, the application, and the selection criteria must be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published December 4, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST CAT Small multi-colored female, in Eden Pines area of Big Pine Key. REWARD. 305-515-2759129AdobeCasaCourt Saturday8am-noon Multi FamilyGarageSale!SatDec. 7thGreatitems!!Alotnew; pricedtosellandgreatforgift giving.MM94Bayside.HUGE MOVING SALE MM 84 Entire contents of home must go! Sat. & Sun., 12/7 & 12/8, 9:00 4:00. 84961 Old Hwy. Trailer 18, IslamoradaMOVED-HUGESALE SAT. DEC7TH-8AMKeyLargo, PortLargoonCaribbeanBlvd. Followsigns.Furniture,3 diningsets,recliners,pictures, antiques,leatherjackets, numerouskitchenand householditems.THE MOORINGS Garage Sale 8AM Sat., Dec. 7, 2013 Warehouse next to UPS on Morada Way/Industrial. MM 81 O/S IN ISLAMORADAWANTED TO BUY Old or Antique Guns Key Largo Anglers Club. Bob Jones, aboard the boat Lucky 6. 305-367-2382 X 1132 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.hottub hottubingood workingconditionlocatedin Tavernier,alsopuffersailboat w/trailerfor$350.00$700305587-7594 nathanbulldog@yahoo.comMARATHON, ON CANAL 2/2 corner unit. Tiled, AC/heat pump, new kitchen granite counters. $240,000. By owner. 305-743-0939KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841CANAL FRONT! 2 BR / 2 BA MM 99 O/S, dockage available. Water, electric & cable included. $1600 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495KCBWATERFRONTHOME Likenew,canal,3/3stiltedhalf duplex,furnished,nosmoking, nopets,37ftdock,2car garage,1300sqftup,600sqft legalstorage,6mominlease FLS$3,000305-743-4736 jsfish@comcast.netKEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 MARATHON 2600 sf HOME on canal with dock. 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 kitchens. 780 92nd St. Yearly lease, Only $2500/mo F/L/S. 305-393-0660 MARATHON 2BR, 2BA Quiet neighborhood. Gulf access. $1,800 mo. F/L/S. 704-589-8565, 704-844-2840 MARATHON 3/3 unfurn home walking distance to Sombrero Beach! W/D, huge fenced yard. Small pet OK. Avl 12-1. $2500mo F/L/S 305-849-5934 MARATHON COTTAGE $950 all util inc; 2 BR house, $1100, + util; larger suite, delux furn, all util incl $1450 /mo incl dock. 305-610-8002 Canalfront2br1bafurnished condoCocoPlum Niceopen floorplanwithpatio overlooking water.Furnished.dock.w/d.6 mos.1800,1yr1300askfor Leslie$1,300305-743-6881 Keysretreats@gmail.comMM93HHPark2/2or1/1 W&D&newAC.2B/2B@ $1250+utilsor1B/1B@$800 inclutils.First,lastand$500 dep.Avail12/1-786-253-3042MARATHON RV Resort, private, dock avail. Long term $700/mo + util; short term $850/mo + util. Pets fee applies. 305-610-8002 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 KEY COLONY BCH, MM 53 ROOMMATE WANTED. Half duplex. No smoking, no pets. $475 + shared utils. Parking available. 617-365-1092 KEY LARGO MM 95.3 APT Ocean w/beach, 1br, 1ba apt. $1100/mo, utilities included. No pets. Call Virginia (305) 896-3457 or Barney 393-0516 OFFICE OR RETAIL Key Largo location. Small yard. $700 / mo. Call (305) 453-0505 or (305) 393-2271. CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277LargeNewWarehouse 1840 s/fFloridaCity,2storyrollup doorforboat/motorhome, officew/centralA/C,1left $1,000.305-968-5155Agent2 SMALL OFFICES MM 100 & MM 97 Includes utilities. $250.00 / monty Call (305) 522-6598 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON 912 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. Excellent visibility & frontage on hwy. $1475/mnth + tax. (305) 900-0113. PROFESSIONAL OFFICES MM 99.3 O/S. 2nd floor, w/ elevator. 550 sq. ft. Call (305) 481-4553Martins Potato Bread Route For Sale in the Keys 40K below market price, High industry comm.% and low overhead. Call Orlando 786-443-3169.CPA SUMMERLAND KEY FOR ESTABLISHED FIRM. EMAIL RESUME TO tara@keyscpa.comFRAMECARPENTER FT,TRANSPORTATION,& VALIDD/L.TOOLS.QUALITY WORKMANSHIP. MARATHON305-289-8331Small marina/convenience store. Knowledgeable with POS & computer systems. MM 65. Call 305-664-4860 Behavioral Health Agency seeking Licensed Therapists, Registered Interns or CAP counselors to provide Beh Health/SA therapy. Exp. with Geriatric, Dual Diag & Child/Adol preferred. Competitive salaries based on exp. Send resume/list of prof. references to admin@abc4s.com DiveCenterShopPersonnel needed Busydiveresortin Islamoradalookingfor someonetoworkfullorpart timeintheshop.Mustbevery friendlyandbubbly,withahigh levelofcustomerservice. Divingandretailexperiencea plus.305-664-3483 info@islamoradadivecenter.co mHOUSEKEEPERS Marathon. Saturdays. Seasonal welcome Call 305-743-8446 WOW LOOK !!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY DelivertheYPRealYellowPagesFloridaKeysandKeyWest,FLAreas FT/PT,Dailywork,getpaidin72hrs Mustbe18orolder,havedrivers licenseandinsuredvehicle(800)422-1955CallformoreinfoMon-Fri8:00AM4:30PM Oremailusatdeliverphonebooksse@directrac.comMentiondesiredarea EarnExtraMoney TheTurtleHospital inMarathonIsseekingafull-time EducationalProgram Guide/GiftShopSales. Publicspeaking& retailsalesexperience andmarineturtle knowledgehelpful. Sendresumeto:tur tlehosp@aol.com MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, December 4, 2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: PT Furniture Delivery Person Must be dependable. Please apply in person. Tropical Furniture Gallery, 4801 O/S Hwy, Marathon. 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 WorkplaceBOOKKEEPER / FT. DESK combo position, Quick books, conscientious, detail oriented, non smoker for Key Largo Dive Resort. MM 104, email resume to: amyamoray@aol.com. Front Desk Clerk & Maintenance Landscaper. P/T. English req. Days. please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Key Largo, Spanish ok, English not necessary. Apply in person at Amoray Dive Resort, MM 104.5 bay side Amy Slates Amoray Dive Resort 104250 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 RESORT HELP Immediate opening! General Maintenance/ Dockhand Marathon, 305-797-1707DesktopSupportAnalyst FLKeysutilityisaccepting applicationsforaDesktop SupportAnalystintheUpper Keys.DutiesincludeWIN7/8 andVPNsupport.Advanced knowledgeofMSproducts (Win7/8andOffice)anda stronggraspofIPnetworking arerequired.Knowledgeof VoIP,RHEL,websitedesign andmailservermanagementa plus. Interestedcandidatesshould emailresumeandcoverletter inMSWordorPDFformat. EOE keylargojobs@gmail.comKeys Fisheries Fish House looking for supervisors and seafood processing personnel. Good benefits. Apply within at 3390 Gulfview Ave, Marathon. DFWP. EOE.PROPERTY MANAGER Mrthn/KCB area. Excellent computer, organizational & people skills. F/T. Primarily M-F. Min. 2 yr. Assoc. deg. Send cover letter & resume to jobopportunity96@aol.com PartTime CARETAKERfor elderlyLady,6daysperweek, 4-6hoursdaily,light housework,musthavecar. 305-731-1133Wanted 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.Full Time Positions Available Barista/Cook/Prep Cook Great Pay! Please apply in person Leigh Anns Coffee House, 301 Sadowski Causeway, Key Colony Beach.Keys Fisheries Restaurant looking for FT counter cashiers & cooks. Good benefits. Apply within at 3390 Gulfview Ave, Marathon. DFWP. EOE.IMMEDIATE HIRING Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner Breakfast & Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.MARATHON RESTAURANT Now hiring all positions for breakfast and lunch. Full time. Apply at Herbies, 6350 Overseas Hwy MARKER 88 NOW HIRING Cooks & Prep Cooks. Must work nights, weekends & holidays. Please apply online at: https://my.peoplematter.at/flori dakeysrestaurantmanagement/ HireNEW RESTAURANT OPENING SOON! Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House, in Marathon, is now hiring for all positions. Call (305) 743-4500 for interview.NOW HIRING: LINE COOK Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon SENOR FRIJOLES IS HIRING Servers / Bartenders. Must be available nts., weekends & holidays. Apply online at: https://my.peoplematter.at/flori dakeysrestaurantmanagement/ Hire SUNDOWNERS IS NOW accepting applications for servers. F/T & P/T available for season. Apply online at: https://my.peoplematter.at/flori dakeysrestaurantmanagement/ Hire Experienced Electricians and Apprentices needed immediately. Please apply in person 41 Coco Plum Dr, Marathon. 305-743-2558 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. Part Time cleaning custodian needed on Saturdays and Sundays for busy veterinary practice in Marathon. Please apply at Marathon Veterinary Hospital at 5001 Overseas Hwy, or call 305-743-7099. 23 FORMULA "B" BRACKET 200 HP YAMAHA $6800. (305) 852-1770 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3055 Marathon Dock Rental 43 Private home,Boot Key Harbor. 24 hr access. Incl water & elec. Avail now. $250-$300/mo. No liveaboards. 561-312-3263 WET SLIPS FROM 40 to 60 Right off Tavernier Creek O/S. No bridge clearance necessary. NO LIVEABOARDS. (305) 522-3902, 522-3906 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 WOW LOOK !!! POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits. ClientAdvocatesAssistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessingcommunityservices.KeyLargoJob#272MarathonJob#257SubstanceAbuseCounselors#306 ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCountyDetention CenterinKeyWest.BachelorsinHumanServicesrequired. CAPandbilingualpreferred.Full-time.EmploymentSpecialist#321Coordinatesemployment,housingandentitlementapplicationsforOffenderReentryProgramclientsinKeyWest. AssociatesDegreepreferredwithaminimumoftwoyears jobexperienceandoneyearrecoveryexperiencepreferred. MusthavevalidFLDriversLicense.Full-time BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit. PartTime#252 Fulltime#323 ProgramCoordinator,PersonalGrowthCenter, Marathon.#354 Providesdailysupervisionofstaffandmonitorsservice deliverytoadultsinthePsychosocialRehabilitationDay Program.BA/BSrequired.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply Deliverournewspapers 7daysaweekbetween5:30a.m.and 7:30a.m.inKeyWest PotentialIncomeof$300perweek Formoreinformationcall Carterat(305)440-3208Needtomake someextracash? ExecutiveAssistanttotheDirector FloridaKeysMosquitoControlDistrictTheExecutiveAssistantwillserveastheprincipalassistanttotheExecutive DirectorandmembersoftheBoardofCommissioners.Candidatemustpossessa4yeardegreeor3yearsofequivalentworkexperience.Candidate mustbeproficientinworkingwithMicrosoftOfficeSuite,familiarwithwebsite designandmeetingrecordingsoftware.Mustbewellorganized,ableto multi-task,prioritizeandworkwithdiscretionandhandleconfidentialmaterials. InterestedcandidatesmaysubmitaresumeandapplicationtoMichael Behrend,5224CollegeRoad,KeyWest,FL33040orviaemailto Mbehr end@keysmosquito.org .Foradditionalinformationpleasevisit www .keysmosquito.org Closingdate: D D ecember4, 2 2 013 V V ictimAdvocateOpenings inMarathonandKeyWest TheDomesticAbuseShelter,a crisiscenterforvictimsofdomesticviolenceand sexualassault,hasopeningsforfull-timeandpart timeVictimAdvocatesfortheMarathonandKey Westemergencyshelters.Candidatesinterestedin thesepositionsneedtobewillingtoworkavaried schedulethatcouldincludenights,weekends,and holidaystoassureparticipantsneedsaremetfor the24-hourfacilities.Responsibilitiesforthese positionsincludecoordinatingandprovidinga rangeofshelterservicestovictimsofdomestic violenceandsexualassault.Alsoworksin conjunctionwiththeDASoutreachteamsto provideconfidentialandcomprehensiveservicesto clientsthroughoutMonroeCounty.Abachelors degreeinsocialworkorrelatedfieldisdesiredwith experienceworkinginahumanservice organization.Survivorsofviolenceorabuseare encouragedtoapply.TheDomesticAbuseShelter isanequalopportunityemployer.Interested personshouldsendresumew/letterofinterestto: DAS,POBox522696,MarathonShores,FL33052. TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656 CityofMarathonMulti-CertifiedBuildingInspectorPleaseseewebsiteforjobdescriptionwww.ci.marathon.fl.us 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 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. service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | ads@keynoter.com D D GCleaningService Callanytime! Reasonableprices. Houses,vacationrentals, offices.Lic&Ins. 731-9817or942-1171 Noplacetogodancing? Haveyourownparty! Willprovidemusicforyour dancing&listeningpleasure. Call(305)451-1033 T T IKIHUTS NEW&REPAIR 305-664-0009 Lic#CYC00000002 WindsweptA/C&Appliances"ShutYourWindows ShutYourDoors, YouAin'tGonnaBeHotNoMore!"LicCAC056989.289-1748 CABINETS KITCHENKORNER RealWoodCabinetsat ParticleBoardPrices! CallFRED'SBEDS MARATHON743-7277 JOHNKORNETTIS LAWNCARELicensed&Insured,305-587-7529 FreeEstimates."Nojobtoobigortoosmall!" FLKEYSEXPRESSSHUTTLEDoortoDoorService.WiFi, PrivateSUVavail,Wecoverthe Keys!AlsoMIA,FLLAirportswww.floridakeysexpressshuttle.com;fkes2011@gmail.com305-743-7454 CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551