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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 VOLUME 60, NO. 104 25 CENTS Veggies made easierVeggie dishes can be a hassle to make, but weve got what you need to make it easier. Recipe, 3B In LAttitudesIn the Keys, nothings the same including how we ring in the new year. Story, 4B BP money requests are far, wideMore than two dozen governments, organizations and companies have sent requests for a combined $67.5 million from Monroe Countys share of a BP Deepwater Horizon oil-spill settlement. The problem: That is nearly three times as much as the highest estimate $23 million of the Florida Keys possible share of proceeds from Restore Act funding. On the low end of the range, Monroe County may get just $5 million to distribute from the Keys-specific share of Restore Act money. No one has any idea how much money will be available, or when. Projects seeking Restore Act money must help restore the environment or local economy. Applications submitted to the county run the gamut from $35,000 to promote seaturtle protection at a Key West museum and $50,000 to distribute environmental information aimed at local residents, to $8.6 million for Truman Waterfront projects and a combined $13.2 million for canal restoration proposed by county and municipal governments. An international oceanexploration foundation seeks $409,678 to use deep-diving technology to research fishspawning sites and discover the extent of invasive species in depths below standard diving limits. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation of Key Largo, a pioneer in battling lionfish in the Caribbean, requested $631,360 to boost efforts to find and kill lionfish in Keys Waters. Three organizations that support fish and wildlife suggest building or buying facilities to treat or research wildlife. The Aquarius FoundationRestore Act Advisory Committee member says no way all get fundsDEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTERJEALOUS UP NORTH? Report: Key deer at riskA new report on the threat to endangered species from rising sea levels adopted the Key deer as its top poster critter. Three-quarters of the worlds Key deer live on just two islands: Big Pine Key and No Name Key, says the report from the Center for Biological Diversity. About 86 percent of islands occupied by the Key deer are less than 3 feet above sea level. The report, Deadly Waters: How Rising Seas Threaten 233 Endangered Species, was released by the Tucson, Ariz.,-based environmental group earlier this month. It sticks to endangered species found in the U.S. The Key deers pine rockland habitat has already been reduced by rising seas, it says, and up to 96 percent of Big Pine Keys pine forest and hardwood hammocks could be inundated by 2100. The Nature Conservancy, which maintains a Lower Keys office, has spent years charting the expected effect of sea-level rise in the Keys. One of the consequences has been a major reduction of the conservancys program to buy undeveloped Keys land for preservation. When buying land and possessing it, there was the assumption that land would be around for a very long time, Chris Bergh, The Nature Conservancys South Florida conservation coordinator, said Friday. Now that its become obvious that sea-level rise is happening and accelerating,They top list of all species with sea riseOUR ENVIRONMENTPhoto by ALI ADAMSThursday brought an international crowd to Sombrero Beach in Marathon, with people from states north as well as Russia, Hungary, England, China, Canada and Germany enjoying our warm weather. The beach was the site of the citys annual Sombrero Beach Sandcastle and Sand sculpture contest. Thirteen teams, including this one from Kentucky, competed. Showers are expected over the weekend, but at least daytime temperatures will hover around 80.Another news-filled yearAnother year passes in the Florida Keys, and with it some major stories that dominated this ribbon of islands, and these pages, the past 12 months. We had former U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada commanding officer Dennis Zecca plead guilty in federal court to attempting to hire a hit man to murder Marathon Realtor Brian Schmitt; sentencing is set for March. We had a woman known as the Sea Hag sent to state prison for 30 years after admitting to second-degree murder for shooting to death a fellow Conch Key resident when he wouldnt give her a beer. We had, after decades of legal battles, residents of No Name Key, which had been powered only by solar and generators, hook into the Keys Energy Services electricity grid. We had former county Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller sent to prison for 18 months for stealing county-owned iPhones and iPads, then selling them at enormous discounts to friends and other county employees including County Administrator Roman Gastesi, who got off with a reprimand from the County Commission. We had the County Commission finally approve the purchase of Rowells Marina in Key Largo for use as a park and events field, and the county, city of Marathon and state Department of Transportation finally agreeing on a long-term plan to save the key portion of the old Seven Mile Bridge for use as a linear park. We had nothing but continued traffic headaches with the ongoing reconstruction of North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. In todays Keynoter, we revisit the highs and the lows of 2013 in the Florida Keys, with looks back at the environment, the cities of Marathon and Key West, the village of Islamorada, Florida Keys Community College, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the military. In Wednesdays Keynoter see what happened in 2013 at the Monroe County School District and with the County Commission.2013 REWIND: THE FLORIDA KEYSBig focus stays on marine issuesBoaters were banned from Florida Bay for two weeks in 2013, and the idea of dredging got dredged up again. The war against lionfish escalated the past year but biologists fear it may be impossible to ever completely rid Florida Keys waters of the dreaded invasive. After the economic downturn slowed Ever glades restoration progress, the pace improved somewhat in 2013 with about $70 million in pledges from the state. The first new bridge over the Tamiami Trail, a onemile span built to let more fresh water flow toward Florida Bay, opened in March with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Michael Salazar on hand. The federal government also endorsed the addition of more than five miles of additional bridging. Among other issues affecting the Keys environment in 2013, among the least popular was the federal governments shutdown caused, by a budget deadlock, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 17. That resulted in boaters being banned from much of Florida Bay inside Everglades National Park and from Dry Tortugas and Biscayne national parks. About 150 Upper Keys sport fishermen and guides staged an Oct. 9 protest at the Everglades park border north of Plantation Key, an event that made national news. During the closure, park rangers politely but firmly directed errant boaters to exit at the nearest park boundary. Still, crew aboard a commercial fishing boat was arrested in the Dry Tortugas, reportedly admitting they did not expect toSanctuary plan also a big deal the past year2013 REWIND: ENVIRONMENT See Environment, 8AA flotilla of fishermen stage a protest at the edge of Everglades National Park in October, when the government shutdown basically shut down Florida Bay flats fishing.See BP, 2A By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Endangered, 3ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, December 28, 2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8074 SUN.8171 MON.7969 TUES.7667 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers throughout the weekend. Visit KeysInfoNet.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 BRIEFSCops chase man, who lands in jailA Ramrod Key man remained jailed Friday on $75,000 bond for allegedly taking law enforcement on a chase on Christmas and stealing emergency medical equipment. Corey Robinson, 24, was arrested on felony charges of grand theft between $300 and $5,000, grand theft auto, auto burglary, resisting arrest with violence and two counts of battery of a law enforcement officer. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says Sgt. Evan Calhoun tried to stop Robinson, who was driving a Ford F-250, around 5:30 a.m. on Indies Drive in connection with an auto burglary investigation, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. Robinson wouldnt stop and instead sped down Indies and crashed into mangroves before running away, Herrin said. Calhoun and Deputy Josh Gordon caught up to him. Herrin said the F-150 turned out to be stolen, along with goods inside stolen in an auto burglary earlier in the morning. The following day, Dec. 26, Robinson was charged with burglary of an authorized emergency vehicle and theft of emergency medical equipment for reportedly broking into a Monroe County Fire Rescue truck and stealing a defibrillator. RelaxWe have your style872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine Key. Find the Perfect Gift Soft Tops Beautiful JewelryTropical Holiday CardsCandles & SoapsOpen 7 DaysMon Fri 10 6 Sat 10 5 Sun 12 4 Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ BURNS Janet Bird Burns, 87 years, of Marathon, FL, died Dec. 17. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Thursday, Dec. 26, from 2-8 p.m. She will lie in state Dec. 27, at Light of Christ Parish-St. Alphonsus Church, Deerfield, MI, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dan Lannen will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, MI Born Feb. 28, 1926, in Fairfield, OH, Janet was the daughter of Alfred and Theresa (Kibler) Bird. She was adopted by James Clifford and Agnes (Smith) Brown, in August 1928. Janet was the Valedictorian of the 1944 Class at Petersburg High School. She worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during the summers of her junior and senior school years. Janet married Richard Burns on Dec. 27, 1944, in St. Alphonsus Church. He died March 25, 1986. She attended the University of Michigan for a short time to become a secretary, and was a Bookkeeper and Secretary for the Summerfield School for 25 years. At the age of 72, in 2001, she was a few credits shy for an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Monroe County Community College, where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She won 12 ribbons in local art shows including an award for Best in Show. She moved to Marathon, FL, in 2003. Janet was a member of St. Alphonsus Church, Deerfield; the DAR both in Monroe County and in Florida; the VFW Auxiliary in Petersburg, MI,; and the Fishermens Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and Florida Keys Watercolor Society in Marathon, FL. Surviving are sons, Duane Rick (Debra) Burns, John Burns, Dr. Scott (Patrick Bunyan) Burns; daughter, Tami (Frank) Demkowski; brother, James Bird; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Ronald; a grandson, Jeremy; three brothers, Warren, Ronald, and Darrell Bird; and a sister, Mary Griggers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Light of Christ Parish. On line condolences may be sent to: www.capaulfuneralhome.com. Who wants what BP moneyNumerous Keys organizations and those with interests in the islands have requested millions of dollars related to the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Applications submitted for Monroe Countys Restore Act funding from BP Deepwater Horizon civil fines (applicant, project description, amount requested): A Positive Step for Monroe County: Counseling and mentoring for at-risk children, $623,350. Aquarius Foundation: Support for the Aquarius undersea laboratory, $1.08 million. Audubon Florida, Cape Sable wetland restoration and canal filling, $271,550. Aurora Trust Foundation: Deep undersea surveys of fish-spawning sites and invasive species, $409,678. Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, three projects: Center for conservation research and outreach, $2,963,103; waterway channel and bank restoration, $639,395; and analysis of seagrass damage from groundings, $260,030. Key Colony Beach, three projects: Canal restoration, $1,188,496; stormwater project Phase 6, $4,144,694; and wastewater project, $1,545,000. Key West, two projects: Truman Waterfront revitalization, $8,609,442; and city marina needs, $441,500. Marathon, five projects: Boot Key purchase, $4.48 million; canal restoration, $4 million; replacing exotic plants with native plants, $1 million; restoring historic tidal flows, $3.75 million; and Sunset Point Park at the Seven Mile Bridge, $1.25 million. Monroe County, four projects: Canal restoration (unincorporated county), $2 million; canal restoration (countywide), $6 million; countywide mooring field system, $1 million; and stormwater treatment, $3 million. Dolphin Research Center, two projects: Wild dolphin research support, $277,845; and manatee rescue support, $220,000. Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association: Fish and marine mammal habitat restoration, $480,000. Florida Keys Community College, four projects: Grouper fishery enhancement, $811,637; repair and upgrades to research vessel Dante Fascell, $88,800; study on lemon-shark breeding grounds in Marquesas, $682,698; and using filterfeeder habitats to clean waterways, $663,023. Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: Facility for bird rehabilitation and education, $354,000. Institute for Regional Conservation: Species inventory and restoration of backcountry islands, $329,429. Islamorada: Canal restoration, $3.8 million. Key West Algae Inc.: Sustainable energy, $491,500. Key West Botanical Garden Society: Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden restoration, $1,004,912. Key West Wildlife Center: Wildlife care and education center, $637,131. Keys Adventure Guides Inc.: Tealls Guides Local Knowledge edition, $50,000. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum: Promoting sea turtle conservation at Cannery Museum, $35,000. Reef Environmental Education Foundation: Lionfish survey and removal, $631,360. Schooner Western Union Preservation Society: Refitting the historic Western Union vessel, $450,000. Sea King/Amy N Inc.: Derelict-vessel removal and marine cleanup, cost on perproject basis. Sugarloaf School: Junior Environmentalists of Tomorrow program, $214,000. The Conservation Fund (Monroe County): Purchase of Johnson Tract on Sugarloaf Key, $3.6 million. The Nature Conservancy: Coral reef restoration, $1,186,519. The Turtle Hospital: Purchase of Hidden Harbor Motel, $1.75 million. The Studios of Key West: Building renovation, $1.05 million Way Down Video Inc.: promotional TV show, $200,400.DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTERapplied for more than $1 million to help run the worlds only operating underwater marine research habitat, located off the Upper Keys. Eleven members of the local Restore Act Advisory Committee, appointed by the Monroe County Commission and municipal commissions, are charged with reviewing and ranking applications. Advisory committee members met earlier this year to establish the ranking procedure but have not seen all the applications. There has not been any official review process, member David Makepeace said Friday.The county originally set a November closing date for applications, then extended it until Dec. 20. The Restore Act funding gives us an opportunity to make lemonade out of the lemons from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Makepeace said. My guess is that we wont come close to funding everything thats needed. Congress passed the Restore Act in 2012 to funnel most of the money that BP pays in civil fines for violating the Clean Water Act to areas harmed by the spill or the threat of it. Those fines could total anywhere from $5.4 billion to $21 billion, estimates say. A complex formula allocates most of that money to Gulf of Mexico areas that had oil on their beaches. Although no Deepwater Horizon oil reached the Keys, concern over the spill scared visitors away and harmed the summer 2010 tourism economy. The April 2010 explosion aboard the oil-drilling platform in the northern Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and resulted in an 86-day spill that stained the gulf with more than 200 million gallons of oil, the largest spill in U.S. history.Numbers unknownFrom BP, 1A Helpline hanging up After 31 years, the nonprofit 24-hour crisis intervention and referral call center Helpline will hang up its phones for good in the first part of 2014. Executive Director Kristin Wheeler, whose resignation takes effect on Tuesday, recommended the dissolution to her board of directors, which took the action last week. Wheeler said a declining number of calls answered by volunteer operators no longer justifies the $110,000 cost. She said Helpline fields an average of 75 calls a month from people seeking substance-abuse counseling, suicide-prevention help and other types of social-service information. She said numbers have been on a decadelong slide. It has really dropped off significantly, she said. There are so few clients that it doesnt justify having the organization. Helplines funding comes from $40,000 from the Klaus Murphy Foundation, $10,000 from the Monroe County Commission and the remainder from fundraising. Shutting down the operation, That frees up the little grant money Helpline gets for other local organizations, Wheeler said. She noted the crisis-line function could easily be absorbed by similar but larger organizations like Switchboard of Miami Inc., which offers all the services Helpline does. Another Helpline service also offered by Switchboard of Miami is an elderly reassurance program that provides wellness checkups, medication reminders and the like to older residents. Helpline was founded by the Zonta Club of Key West in 1982.SOCIAL SERVICESBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Thursday 1/9 Green Turtle Wine and Spirits Shop MM 81.2 Oceanside Happy Hour 5-7pm Complimentary wine and liquor tastings & more. 305-664-2006 Island Grill at the Mandalay MM 97.5 Oceanside Mexican Fiesta Happy Hour 6pm 2 for 1 Margaritas and special menu, with Spanish wines. $20.95 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-852-0595 Treetops Bar & Grill at Hilton Key Largo MM 97 Bayside The Art of Food 6-9pm Celebrate food and art with pairings inspired by the artists work. $50 incl. Tickets preferred. 305-852-5553 x 529 Island Grill MM 85.5 Oceanside From the Dock to the Plate 7-9pm Relax & enjoy live music with a 3-course hogsh dinner & wines. $36 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-664-8400 Friday 1/10 Tradewinds Liquors Tradewinds Plaza, MM 101.5 OceansideTGIF Happy Hour 4-7pm Complimentary wine tasting. 305-451-5958 Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Caf 1313 Ocean Bay DriveLobsterfest 6-9pm Florida Lobster every which way, live music and wine!! $39 incl. tax. Res. Sug. 305-451-3782 Island Time Paddlewheel Riverboat MM104 Bayside Caribbean Night at Sea 7-9:30pm Tropical hors doeuvres, rum cocktails, live music & fun contests $40 +tax + tip. Res. essential. 305-453-0001The Islander Resort MM 82.2 OceansideCelebrity Chef Norman Van Aken Cooks 6:30 pm. Following a celebratory reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres Chef Van Aken and Chef Andy Niedenthal will present a cooking demo showcasing selected dishes out of Chef Normans two newest books. 305-664-2031Saturday 1/11 Key Largo Chocolates MM 100.5 BaysideJunior Chocolatier Class 10:30am-noon So much fun and chocolate treats to take home! $23 + tax. Res. Sug. 305-453-6613 Tasters Taco Emporium Tavernier Town, MM 91.2 OceansideLets Do Lunch 1-3pm Three gourmet tacos paired with unique craft beers. $25 incl. 305-853-1177 Hampton Inn Beach/Green Turtle Inn MM 80 Oceanside Bubbles on the Beach 6-8pm An evening of lovely bubbly and delicious bites. $45 incl. Res. Sug. 305-664-2006More info: 305-394-3736Sundowners MM 104 Bayside Night in New Orleans 6:30pm 4-course Cajun French menu paired with wines and live music with The Sauce Boss. $83 incl. Res. essential. 305-451-4502 or book on line Buzzards Roost 21 Garden Cove Drive, Key Largo Remarkable Reds & Tasty Tapas 7pm A Culinary Voyage Around the World. 5 courses paired with wines. $55 incl. Res. Sug. 305-453-4746Sunday 1/12 Check the website for our Fabulous Sunday Brunch locations! Marker 88 MM 88 Bayside Charity Celebrity Chopped 5pm The Keys version of the popular TV show. Four local celebrities will compete; fun and hilarity, buet dinner. $25 incl. Res. essential. 305-852-9315 or book on line.Monday 1/13 Key Largo Conch House MM100.2 Oceanside Seafood, Wine & Art in the Garden 7-9pm. Fresh seafood buet paired with wines. Meet local artists. $39 + tax + tip. 305-453-4844 Pilot House MM 99.5 Oceanside, 13 Seagate Blvd. Beer and Bites 6:30pm Six craft beers and six specially-prepared bites! $25 incl. Res.Sug. 305-451-3142 Islamorada Moose Lodge MM 81.5 Oceanside This IS the Moose 5:30-9pm 4 Course dinner pairs member's favorite entrees with the perfect varietals. $49 + tax + tip. Res. essential. 305-664-8120Tuesday 1/14 Key Largo Progressive Dinner Dine Around Town 6:30pm A traveling, 5-course gourmet dinner paired with wines. Transportation included. Res. essential. 305-394-3736 Wahoos MM 83.4 Oceanside Chefs Tasting Dinner 6-9pm 4-course chefs tasting menu paired with wines. $32 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-849-8160 Kaiyo MM 81.7 Oceanside, Old Highway The KAIYO Flight 5pm 10pm A Sushi and Saki Experience $25 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-664-5556Wednesday 1/15 Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill MM 104 Bayside Martinis and Meatballs 5:30-close $5 Martinis, with complimentary meatballs & rice balls. 305-453-9066 10 DaysofFood & Wine in Key Largo & Islamorada, Florida Keys January 9 -18thth2014 Uncorked ... the KEY LARGO & ISLAMORADA Uncorked ...the KEY LARGO & ISLAMORADA www.FloridaKeysUncorked.com Snappers MM 94.5 Oceanside Bubbles and Burgers 6pm A sampling of Chef Drew's eclectic burgers paired with sparkling wines. $35 incl. Res. essential. 305-852-5956 Ziggie and Maddogs MM 83 Bayside3 Games, 3 Wines, 3 Chef Demos7pm. Watch Chef Ben create fabulous dishes with Quail, Venison and Bualo. Tastings paired with wines. $35 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-664-3391Thursday 1/16 Num Thai Plaza 103, MM 103.2 Bayside An Oriental Experience 6pm Sushi & Thai dishes, complimentary saki and wine. 305-451-5955 Ballyhoos Historic Grille MM 97.8 Median Chefs Dinner 7pm Watch the Chef prepare your 4-course dinner paired with wines. $55 incl. Res. Sug. 305-852-0822 or book on line. Lazy Days MM 80 Oceanside A Mexican Fiesta 6-9pm Beach Party, Mexican buet, margaritas $30 incl. tax (incl. 3 Margaritas). Res. Sug. 305-664-5256Friday 1/17 Senor Frijoles/Key Players MM 104 Bayside Murder Mystery Dinner 7pm 4-course gourmet Mexican dinner with wines; solve the murder mystery. $83 incl. Res. essential. 305-451-1592 or book on line. Postcard Inn Resort & Marina MM 84 Oceanside TGIF Bacardi Happy Hour 4-7pm First hour open bar and hors doeuvres in the Horizon Room at the Isle! $20 incl. 305-664-2321 x 521 Marker 88 MM 88 Bayside Chefs Dinner 7pm Watch the Chef prepare your 4-course gourmet dinner, complemented by ne wines Chef and wine reps on hand with culinary tips and advice. $65 incl. Res. Sug. 305-852-9315 or book on line.Events subject to change. Please contact the venue for reservations & details. Grand TastingFestival Finale Purchase tickets on line. A multi-sensory experience. Fine cuisine and world-class wines.Saturday 1/18 Postcard Inn Resort & Marina MM84 Oceanside IslamoradaNoon-4pm THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West Bergh said, that kind of conservation investment is much less certain than it used to be. Loggerhead sea turtles, the most common marine turtle in Florida Keys waters, were ranked second on the Center for Biological Diversitys list of top-five species at risk. Rising seas will inundate many Florida beaches that loggerheads need for nesting, it contends. As the beaches shrink, crowding will increase the likelihood that female turtles inadvertently dig up other nests, as well as the rate of nest infections and predation, the report says. Beachfront development and seawalls in many areas of the coast will prevent ... nesting turtles from moving inland. In the Florida Keys, where much of the land is below 6 feet in elevation, 24 endangered species are already suffering major impacts, the report says. The endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit has lost almost half of its habitat because of sea-level rise, and the Key tree cactus is dying off as the soil becomes too salty. Nearly 60 percent of the 120 endangered species in Florida could be lost to sealevel rise, the report says. In the Florida Keys alone, sea-level rise threatens more than 20 endangered species including the West Indian manatee, elkhorn and staghorn corals, five nesting sea turtles, and nine endangered species unique to these islands, from the Miami blue butterfly to the Key Largo cotton mouse.Loggerheads are 2ndFrom Endangered, 1A Condoms celebrate speciesOnce again, the Tucson, Ariz.,-based Center for Biological Diversity is handing out 25,000 free Endangered Species Actinspired in all 50 states this holiday season. While sounding pretty silly, the goal is clear: Raising awareness of the effects of an increased human population and, in turn, our over-consumption of endangered plants and animals. More than a half-million endangered-species condoms have been given away since 2009. The condoms wrapped in colorful packages featuring six different endangered species including a leatherback sea turtle and burrowing owl, which are Keys denizens are distributed at events and venues like holiday parties, churches, doctors and dentists offices, health clinics, skate parks and yoga studios. The packages feature a sampling of wildlife threatened by population and accompanying slogans like Wrap with care, save the polar bear, In the sack? Save the leatherback and Be a savvy lover, protect the snowy plover. The Earths population now tops 7 billion people, and that has a huge impact on wildlife, climate and the resources we all need to survive, said Taralynn Reynolds, population and sustainability organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity. These are big issues that need to be talked about, and the endangeredspecies condoms give people a fun, unique way to start the conversation.Behind laughs is a serious Earth messageOUR ENVIRONMENT The endangered-species condoms are a wistful way of raising the serious issue of humans impact on the planet.College sees troubles past yearFor the first time in the schools nearly 50-year existence, Florida Keys Community College in 2013 was placed on warning status by a national body that verifies the legitimacy of higher-education institutions. The Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges notified FKCC of the status in June. The ultimate penalty would be losing accreditation, which would sever access to federal financial aid and disallow students to transfer credits to universities. In 2012, the Commission on Colleges conducted an extensive review of the colleges finances and operations, resulting in a decade-long reaccredidation. But during the reaccredidation process, a commission committee identified a broad need for FKCC to demonstrate that it exercises appropriate control over all its financial resources. In December, the college awarded 19 associates degrees and certification to nine nursing students, 19 would-be police officers and six would-be jail guards. In August, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Key West attorney Tim Koenig to the colleges Board of Trustees, replacing Chairwoman Antoinette Martin. Scott also reappointed Marathon media consultant Anne OBannon to a second four-year term. In December, longtime board member Ed Scales, a Key West attorney, resigned his post in advance of his Dec. 31 start as one of 10 judges comprising the Florida Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. That court hears appeals of cases from Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. Scott appointed Scales on Scales sixth attempt to get a seat on the appellate court. Throughout the year, construction of a new $5.6 million building for the colleges marine propulsion program progressed with contractor Ajax Building Corp. putting the finishing touches on the raised facility in December. The new building was designed by Hayes Cummings Architects of St. Petersburg, the same group that planned FKCCs $8.2 million, 100bed Lagoon Landing dormitory, which opened in August 2011. The ground floor of the marine building is an open area used for boat and trailer storage. The second floor will be used for instruction, lab space and a testing room. The third floor will have two classrooms, a conference room, shower/locker room and faculty offices. In the works since 2007, the 30,000-square-foot building was originally slated for a fall 2009 opening and projected to cost around $4 million. The availability of state Public Education Capital Outlay dollars and several redesigns delayed the project. At the boards last meeting of 2013 on Dec. 12, a Faculty Council report from President Dawn Ellis advised that the 23-member faculty would perform an evaluation of FKCC President Jonathan Gueverras performance. The college has had a revolving-door faculty, with nine full-time professors resigning in 2013 with three others having their jobs eliminated and another being fired. Thats an attrition rate of 56 percent in the past 12 months. Singling out resignations, the rate is 39 percent. Its not much better on the staff side of the college, with 12 resignations the past year and another taking effect on Dec. 31. Based on 59 full-time staff members, thats an attrition rate of 22 percent.Accreditation is reliant upon sound financials2013 REWIND: FKCCBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com REMEMBER THE GOOD OLE DAYS?T e 50s & 60s Rocked! Gettin your belt buckle polished to slow songs, doin the Jitterbug & the Chicken. We are gonna find a place for us old timers todance & listen to the music. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday, December 28, 2013 Florida Ankle & Foot InstituteDr. John F. TorregrosaFellow American College Of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Medicinewww.AnkleAndFootSurgery.net F Help your body heal itself!Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) & Stem Cell Therapy8151 Overseas Highway Suite #5, Marathon, FL(305)-853-5151 91550 Overseas Highway Suite #107, Tavernier, FL (305) 853-5151 Se Habla EspanolPRP and Stem Cell Therapies are used to treat: Heel pain Tendonitis/tendon injuries (Achilles/others) Joint arthritis/pain Muscle Tears Ligament injuries Wound care Nerve Injuries Bone Repair/Regeneration Certied in Reconstructive Rear Foot /Ankle SurgeryLeading expert in regenerative medicineHave your lower leg, ankle and foot ailments treated with the latest techniques in regenerative medicine by one of the countrys leading instructors. Dr. Torregrosa lectures nationally to doctors, and reps who teach doctors, on the benets and applications of stem cell and PRP injections. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is blood plasma enriched only using the patients own platelets. This is delivered to the injured site which leads to the release of growth factors and cytokines that stimulate soft tissue and bone healing. Similarly, Stem Cells are undifferentiated cells that the body directs to become the necessary cells to heal or replace damaged tissue. Fishing the Florida Keys we can find beautiful blue waters with ferocious fighters such as dolphin, sailfish, marlin, kingfish, and wahoo, or anchor just off the reefs for bottom huggers such as grouper and snapper. Our fleet of deep sea fishing boats can accommodate groups of up to six people.Tarpon Creek Marina | MM 53.5 fishflkeys@yahoo.com 305.289.1332 PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! Avia on Boulevard View a er facility is built Discount Rock & Sand, Inc. Would like to THANK the Marathon Residents & Businesses for their CONTINUED SUPPORT of our proposed GREEN FACILITY! Marathon Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling & Transfer Station Fully 12-foot wall along Sor ng & Your letters, petitions, emails, calls and huge attendance at the local hearing are helping to make Marathon a GREENER town! For more information contact:: Discount Rock and Sand, Inc. Discountrockandsand@yahoo.com Eddie Lopez (305) 481-0009 or Sandy Walters (305) 294-1238 At NAS, more operationsWith federal authorization to expand operations in hand, Naval Air Station Key West changed its command in June 2013, as Commanding Officer Steven McAlearney took over from the retired Capt. Patrick LaFere. McAlearney came to Key West from Washington, D.C., where he was deputy assistant secretary of defense for counternarcotics and global threats. Hes a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, received his aviators wings in September 1991 and has logged more than 3,600 flight hours. Earlier in the year, the Navy released an environmental impact statement that was approved in November by Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment. It allows increased flight and training operations, largely aircraft-carrier landing practice. Also authorized is the gradual transition, according to the Navy, from F/A-18 C/D Hornetfighter jets to F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters. F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets, also in use, are not scheduled to be replaced. Navy officials considered four options for upgrading NAS operations, one of those being no action. They selected the alternative that could increase the number of flight operations out of Boca Chica from 47,500 annually up to 52,000. A take-off and landing are considered individual flight operations. In September, the Navy released another final environmental impact statement that guides future explosive, sonar and gunner exercises in more than 2.6 million square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, including waters around the Florida Keys. The training increases include more air combat maneuvers such as dog fights between planes, from 5,700 per year up to 6,840; an increase in air platform testing from 10 to 12 per year; an increase in gunnery exercises from 36 to 70 per year involving 56,000 non-explosive rounds going into the water; flare exercises using more than 4,500 flares; and the annual release of 30,000 canisters of chaff, a radar-fooling countermeasure.U.S. Coast GuardFor U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, 2013 was all about preparing for a wholesale makeover of the locally homeported fleet of cutters. In November, officials commissioned the fastresponse cutter Charles David Jr., the first step in a two-year process. Its the first of six to be homeported in Key West. The five others, like the David are, named after prominent Coasties the Charles W. Sexton, Kathleen Moore, Raymond Evans, William Trump and Isaac Mayo. Sector Miami already has six of the new 154foot Sentinel-class vessels in service. The goal is to replace all of the fleets aging Islander-class cutters with the new Sentinelclass with 64 new cutters over the next decade. The new class of cutters, used for border security, counter-narcotics, immigrant interdictions and rescue operations, has a top speed of 32 mph and a range of 2,900 miles. A 24-person crew mans each vessel, which cost about $75 million. Once all of the new cutters join the Key West fleet, there will be a total of 13 Coast Guard vessels homeported at stations in Key West, Marathon and Islamorada. Overall, theKeys have about 700 active-duty Coasties.Base also sees a change in its leadership2013 REWIND: MILITARYBoard OKs new HQAn impending move from its longtime Stock Island headquarters, camera-mounted drones and an inability to spray adulticide on Big Pine Key dominated the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District in 2013. District staff spent most of the year searching for a new Lower Keys headquarters, which for 35 years has been a building on College Road on Stock Island rented from the city of Key West. That building is now on a short list to be the location of Key Wests new homeless shelter. Mosquito Control must be out by January 2015 but Mosquito Control commissioners voted in November to purchase a property of the districts own on Big Coppitt Key. The district created a stir in August when it hosted North Carolina-based Condor Aerial for a demonstration flight of an unmanned autonomous vehicle, or UAV, its trying to sell to the district. The demo drew camera crews from as far away as Germany. The district is exploring whether infrared cameras on the UAVs, or drones, could be used to spot shallow pools of water, which are fertile breeding ground for nuisance salt marsh mosquitoes. A few weeks later, district Director Michael Doyle met with Marathon resident Kevin Brown, a former contractor for Tennessee-based EnerNex, a national electric power research, engineering and consulting firm. Brown was establishing a startup company called Utility Robotics that he said would be a spin-off from EnerNex. No decision has been made on whether to use the drone technology, but several other companies have contacted the district. In mid-June, Mosquito Control was cut off from adulticide spraying on Big Pine by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the National Key Deer Refuge. Fish and Wildlife is monitoring dwindling Bartrams hairstreak and Florida leafwing butterfly populations. Both are candidates for the Endangered Species List and have potential habitat on Big Pine. The district turned down an opportunity for a temporary spray permit in September that would have been good through the rest of the 2013 rainy season. Commissioners indicated a desire for public input from Big Pine residents. Also in 2013, the district continued looking at employing genetically modified mosquitoes. The controversial project aimed at releasing genetically altered mosquitoes into Old Town Key West to combat mosquitoes that carry dengue fever has drawn the ire of some residents. But Mosquito Control surveys indicate a large majority approve of the project. The much-publicized program from British company Oxitec would target denguecarrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that caused an outbreak of the disease in Old Town Key West in 2009. Theyd carry a gene preventing them from mating, wiping out the population altogether.BrainstormingIn March, Doyle organized a districtwide, two-day summit to help brainstorm ideas that would carry the agency into the future. Most staff participated, as did invited members of the public. More than 500 ideas were generated before the list was culled and presented to the board in April. A larger social media presence, using electric cars, rebranding the agency logo and delivering larvicide via paintball guns were among the first ideas to gain traction. Doyle received largely positive feedback for the ideas, which he plans to incorporate into the districts threeyear strategic plan. Longtime district Comptroller William Southcott retired in June after 24 years overseeing finances. He formed Black Dog Enterprises and Consulting LLC and provided part-time help to the district during budget season. Southcott was replaced in September by Bruce Holden, the Key West Chamber of Commerces director of research. It was an interesting choice given the chambers scrutiny each year of the district budget. On the political front, Commissioner Jack Bridges announced in October that he would not seek a second term on the board in 2014. He was elected in 2010. Its common knowledge Bridges has been testing the waters to run for a county Circuit Court judgeship next year.Drones also are new among agency ideas2013 REWIND: MOSQUITO CONTROLBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Friday & Saturday: Prime Rib Enjoy ourLocals Appreciation LunchSat & Sun: 11-2:30$5.95 choice of homemade meatloaf, liver & onions with bacon, chicken capri, country fried steak. Served with homemade mashed potatoes, vegetables and homemade bread. $2 Mimosas & Bloody Marys 743-0100 MILE MARKER 54 700 W. OCEAN DR. KEY COLONY BEACH People's Choice Award Marathon's Best Restaurant! 20 YEARS SUNDAY BRUNCHBuffet Styke 10am 2pm$14.95 pp Kids 10 & Under$9.95$2 Mimosas & Bloody Marys! Call for Details & Reservations Make Your Plans for New Years Eve at Key Colony Inn! Make Your Plans for New Years Eve at Key Colony Inn!The Best place for Dinner, Seating until 10:30 p.m. Join us in the Lounge Late Night & Ring in the New Year with an Espresso Martini!MUSIC BY DJ JEAN Parents Who Host,Lose the Most:Dont be a party to teenage drinking is a registered trademark of Drug-Free Action Alliancewww.DrugFreeActionAlliance.orgDont be a party to teenage drinking. Its against the law.Report violations to the Sheriffs Office Plantation Key: (305) 853-3211Marathon: (305) 289-2430 Key West: (305) 296-2424 Aprogram of Highs, lows for MarathonIt was a year of highs and lows in the city of Marathon in 2013. While positives included major hotel redevelopments and progress on a new City Hall, the city was marred by negative publicity resulting from an alleged murder-forhire plot and dirty campaign tactics in Novembers City Council election. The city will also enter 2014 with question marks surrounding the status of its top administrator, City Manager Roger Hernstadt. Hernstadt is a finalist for the same position in Marco Island and is slated to interview there in January. It remains to be seen whether the council will let the fouryear manager walk or grant him a contract extension and/or increase his $145,000 annual salary. Construction is all but complete on the citys central sewers, which has opened the door to widespread development and redevelopment. To that end, a long-awaited Hyatt at the former Faro Blanco Marine Resort site in Old Town Marathon and a Courtyard by Marriott in the same area pulled final building permits in September and October, respectively. Each promises to be a muchneeded economic boost to the city. Developer Roger Masters and Hollywood-based partner Prime Group are building the 95-room Marriott, while Key West-based Spottswood Cos. is constructing the 125-room Hyatt. Several other redevelopments are on the horizon, including an upscale fishing resort on Valhalla Island near mile 56. Most of that small island is owned by Bass Pro Shops owner and founder John Morris. Morris has owned the majority of the land there for 25 years and acquired two small hotels, the Valhalla Point Resort and Valhalla Beach Hotel & Resort, at the end of 2012. Both properties are now closed and the project is still in the early stages. In October, the Keys largest resort, just outside Marathon proper, changed hands for a reported $133.8 million. Carey Watermark Investors Inc. acquired Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key from Addisson, Texas,based Behringer Harvard. Behringer, with Northview Hotel Group and Five Star Realty Partners LLC, acquired the resort in February 2007 for a reported $75 million. By far the largest destination resort in the Keys, Hawks Cay includes 177 hotel rooms and 250 two-, threeand four-bedroom villas that are individually owned but managed by the resort owner. The 31-acre resort includes a wide array of amenities. City Hall, bridgeA new City Hall is the citys flagship project in the post-sewer-construction era. Theres long been a desire to move staff out of leased portable trailers between 98th and 99th streets on U.S. 1.The council approved the estimated $5.5 million building in April and in July decided on a roughly 13,000to 14,000-squarefoot building on stilts, with a 200-person meeting/events hall. Its being designed by Key West-based architect William Horn, along with Marathon-based Solaria Design and Consulting Co. and Key West engineering firm mbi-k2m. Last month, the city narrowed its list of potential contractors to two: West Construction Inc. out of Lake Worth and Botsford Overholt Construction from Marathon. West Constructions original bid was $6.68 million one, while Botsfords was $7.14 million. The outcome will be decided after the new year turns. December brought Marathon good news concerning the iconic Old Seven Mile Bridge. Its easily the most visited attraction in the Middle Keys and a major tourism draw for the city. Monroe County, the city and state Department of Transportation have preliminarily agreed on a long-term plan to fix and maintain the failing 2.2-mile span leading to Pigeon Key for $77.5 million over 30 years. DOT owns the bridge and has confirmed its on board with the framework for a deal. The agency closed the bridge to auto traffic and fishing several years ago, citing imminent hazards. Estimates to repair the decking and railings on the bridge had been batted around the past couple years, but that would have been a patchwork job at best. This plan would keep the bridge viable for decades and DOT would retain ownership. For much more on this story, go to www.keys infonet.com2013 REWIND: MARATHONSewer problems, legal issuesnagged village all yearReaction to the passing of Ron Levy, Islamoradas first mayor, in October was a near-perfect example of people being able to disagree on important issues but still respecting each other personally and professionally. In fact, Councilman Mike Forsters campaign for his first term on the Village Council was launched in reaction to policies Levy pursued and passed as a councilman and mayor. But during Levys final days and when he finally succumbed to his years-long fight against brain cancer at 66, there were few praising the incorporation pioneer stronger than Forster. Ron, you will always be my inspiration to follow your vision for a better tomorrow, Forster wrote on his Facebook page. I want you to know that throughout all of our relationship, we might not have always agreed on everything, but one thing is certain: I love you. Levy, who also founded what is now the Treasure Village Montessori School with his wife, Beth Kamenstein, was an outspoken proponent of Islamorada incorporation in the late 1990s. He served on the first Village Council in 1998, and was chosen by his colleagues on the dais to be the villages first mayor. He was respected and regarded by even those who criticized his views as essential to making Islamorada into the town it is today. Part of Islamoradas identity as a city was formed out of his vision, said former Mayor Michael Reckwerdt. To this day, I say had it not been for Ron Levy, we would not have incorporated when we did.Sewer issuesJust as the village got underway with its $98 million, state-mandated, wastewater treatment construction project, the firm building the pipeline to Key Largo threatened steep fines in September. Reynolds Water Islamorada sent a letter to village staff threatening fines of up to $15,000 a day if a number of delays on key aspects of the project remained unaddressed. The so-called notice of delay rankled members of the Village Council because it was leaked to the press days before they saw it. One of the issues delaying the project was a lawsuit filed against the village by Venetian Shores resident Jim Bellizzi, who argues the subdivisions roads are private. Reynolds did not want to dig up the roads until a court decided on the threeyear-old lawsuit. Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia sided with the village in late October, ruling the neighborhoods developers in the 1950s never intended to permanently retain ownership of the roads. Bellizzi said this month he is appealing Garcias decision with the states Third District Court of Appeal. Village Manager Ed Koconis said Reynolds never ended up imposing the penalty fees, which could have totaled $420,00 a week. The village is expected to begin the Venetian Shores part of the project in April. Mayor Ted Blackburn said Bellizzis appeal will not affect the villages decision to move forward with construction.Grinder pumpsAdding another $3.2 million to the sewer systems cost is a decision made by the village in the fall to subsidize grinder pumps for more than 500 homes deemed too far away from the main line to hook into gravity connections. Grinder pumps are about $6,500 more expensive to install. The increase to Islamorada ratepayers bills will likely only be about $3.20 a month.PublixThe big news at the end of the year was that the Village Council cleared the way for Publix to open a supermarket at mile marker 82.5 on the bay side of U.S. 1. The site plan passed the council with a 4-1 vote Dec. 12. If it passes a series of regulatory hurdles, the store will be the first chain supermarket to open in the villages 15 years of incorporation. The village still must grant the needed commercial square footage to the developer, Equity Development Group, but most observers see the project moving ahead. Construction could begin by the end of 2014.Many of them to carry over into new yearBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com2013 REWIND: ISLAMORADA Grand TastingSaturday January 1811am to 4 pm Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle, MM84 You can be a part of it. Uncorked... the KEY LARGO & ISLAMORADA Calling Caterers, Restaurants, and Gourmet VendorsReserve your space now! Call Sue Finney 305-394-3736www.FloridaKeysUncorked.com By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comDrama strikes with attempted murder for hire

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Opinion & EditorialSaturday, December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor 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. CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALLets hope water is on front burnerLETTERS TO THE EDITORKeep species law in placeForty years ago today, on Dec. 28, 1973, the most important wildlife protection measure in U.S. history was signed into law by President Nixon, who marked the occasion by issuing the following statement: Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. Thats the point of view that helped give rise to the Endangered Species Act. The need for the act is proven by the fact that in the U.S. and its coastal waters, scientific studies have resulted in nearly 1,500 plants and animals being added to the federal list of threatened or endangered species. That should come as no surprise given the global extinction crisis. The act protects these plants and animals by protecting their natural habitats. Sometimes, but not always, that is a process that puts limits on proposals to develop certain portions of those landscapes. Its also a process that has helped prevent the extinction of 99 percent of the plants and animals it has been used to protect, including irreplaceable but less charismatic species ranging from the Okaloosa darter to the Lake Erie water snake. Unfortunately, the Endangered Species Act has been undercut for years by high-profile critics. Some of these critics falsely blame it for larger economic problems. Some would gladly sacrifice rare species and their habitats in order to boost short-term profits. Allies of these critics in Congress have repeatedly slashed funding for the listing and enforcement process, which has been admirably carried out by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service. Under the Obama administration, problems linked to funding cuts have been compounded by a series of controversial Endangered Species Act listing proposals. For various reasons, those proposals fail to protect species in desperate need of conservation measures. In Congress, bills that would destroy the acts effectiveness have been unveiled repeatedly in recent years. The latest example is the Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act, which was recently re-introduced in both the House (H.R. 3533) and Senate (S. 31731). It would require governors and Congress to sign off on all new endangered species listings, and allow governors to take over management of species that reside solely inside their states borders. On top of that, this bill would automatically remove protected plants and animals from the Endangered Species List after five years. The bill has little chance of passing this Congress and effectively turns biological and ecological decision-making into politically motivated decision-making. Changes such as these could undo much of the good work done since 1973.George Fenwick, president American Bird Conservancy Washington, D.C.Floridas primary resource hasnt gotten the attention it truly needs, so water needs to rise to the topIts too early to say whether the 2014 session of the Florida Legislature will be the Year of Water, but momentum is building in that direction. And if correct policy decisions are made, the state will be in a stronger position to protect the environment, including Floridas wondrous natural waterways, strengthen the economy and bolster agriculture. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam recently noted that the environmental devastation on both sides of the state caused by the release of high volumes of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee this year has created momentum among lawmakers to fund water resource projects and discuss water policy next session. In addition, Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island), who has been chosen by his colleagues to succeed House Speaker Will Weatherford of Wesley Chapel after the 2014 session, has said water issues will be a top priority during his two-year term overseeing the House. Putting water on the front burner is essential to Floridas future. Too often, piecemeal approaches are taken that fail to address the challenges the state has in meeting the water needs of the public and businesses, especially in times of drought. A new emphasis on water issues and the environment would greatly benefit Florida. Though surrounded by water, Florida has major water challenges. Comprehensive water policies that include all facets of water use are needed instead of the reactionary approach of the past. Tampa TribuneRising seas need to be addressedSpeaking of water, on Page 1A of todays Keynoter reporter Kevin Wadlow has a report about rising sea levels and their effect on endangered species specifically Key deer, found only on two Lower Keys islands. Those who still deny sea-level rise in the face of overwhelming science increasingly are in the minority, and thats good because it makes us have to face the issue front and center. The low-lying Keys are certainly a national focal point. The county has already begun work here, taking the lead in creating the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The goal of the group, which in addition to Monroe includes MiamiDade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, is to plan for real changes in everything from emergency management to infrastructure to deal with rising seas. In fact, Monroe has already has begun talking about raising county roads so the islands wont go underwater quicker. Its forward thinking at its best. But its not only a human problem. Wadlows report, based on data from the Center for Biological Diversity, shows that.A year of Nyad, dredging vote, roadworkKey West saw the return of familiar faces to the City Commission in 2013 and voters made a definitive statement about the future of tourism in the Southernmost City. And endurance swimmer Diana Nyad captured the imagination of the world. On Sept. 3 Nyad, 64, arrived at Smathers Beach in Key West after a 50-hour swim from Havana, Cuba; she had previously attempted the feat four times. She went on to serve as grand marshal of the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade on Oct. 26, and the city is considering a monument at Nyads arrival location to honor the feat. When the ballots were counted on Oct. 1, two-term incumbent Mayor Craig Cates beat Margaret Romero, in a redux of the 2011 mayoral election, by 3,276 votes (54.13 percent) to 2,776 votes (45.87 percent). For the District 1 City Commission seat, 24-year elected official Jimmy Weekley beat Tom Milone by a vote of 942 (77.4 percent) to 275 votes (22.6 percent). On the same ballot, voters were asked whether the city should pursue a federal study of the economic and environmental impact of dredging Key Wests main shipping channel to accommodate bigger cruise ships. It was promoted by the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee and; the Committee for Responsible Tourism opposed it. There were 4,531 (73.54 percent) voters saying no to requesting the study, estimated to cost more than $2 million, as opposed to 1,630 (26.46) who voted to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the study. Also on Oct. 1, the citys 2013-14 fiscal year budget went into effect. It has $41,305,565 for spending, up from $40.9 million the previous year. Corresponding with the new fiscal year, City Manager Bob Vitas rolled out a reorganization of high-level municipal staff. Planning Director Don Craig became the director of community development, which oversees planning, building, zoning and code enforcement. Ronald Wampler took over for John Woodson, who resigned after 12 years as the citys chief building official. Doug Bradshaw, formerly a senior project manager, became the marine service director. Aside from the staff reorganization, Vitas spent 2013 focused on a laundry list of capital projects. Architect Bert Bender in November presented a detailed design for the $15.4 million conversion of Glynn Archer Elementary School into a new White Street city hall. Construction is expected to start next year, as is a new $5.6 million fire station at 525 Angela St. servicing Old Town. In December, Vitas and Bradshaw presented a detailed phasing plan for the six or seven year development of the 33-acre Truman Waterfront into a destination park. The U.S. Navy ceded the land to the city in 2002; development plans have been stalled ever since.New boulevardAll year, work continued on the $41.5 million Florida Department of Transportationled reconstruction of North Roosevelt Boulevard, which began in April 2012. When work started, North Roosevelt was configured so there were two lanes incoming from the Triangle at Roosevelt and U.S. 1, and none going out. That prevented access to businesses on the boulevard. After business owners complained, DOT changed the traffic pattern so that now, there are two lanes coming in and one going out, giving access to the businesses. When completed next summer, the 2.9-mile rebuild of North Roosevelt will include a new seawall bordered by a 20-foot-wide landscaped promenade, four lanes of traffic each 11 feet wide, a 10-foot center turn lane and a six-foot sidewalk on the business side of the road. The state is paying $31.8 million of the $41.5 million cost. The city is putting in $4.3 million for a new sewer main and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is adding $5.4 million for a new water line.Resorts sellTwo major Key West resorts sold to new owners in 2013, accounting for more than 380 prime rooms in Old Town. In May the 142-room Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa, 1 Duval St., sold to Ashford Hospitality Trust of Dallas, Texas, for $90 million. The seller was the Jacobsfamily-owned Pier House Joint Venture in Cleveland. Then in August, Marylandbased LaSalle Hotel Properties announced its $184.5 million purchase from of the 260-room Southernmost Hotel Collection on the Atlantic end of Duval Street. The seller was Old Towne Resorts LLC.Key West saw lots of action in past year2013 REWIND: KEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Loggerhead sea turtles are protected by the Endangered Species Act.Christmas just came and went, and now the bubbly and other spirits will be flowing more than usual in the Keys (is that possible?) when New Years Eve arrives Tuesday. You can bet this Saunders Wholesale International Schlitz truck delivered its share of beer in Key West when photographed in 1950. One thing about history, though: Things change, and while Schlitz is still produced, its hardly as popular as it was in its heyday.Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYWe cant ignore poverty Recently the U.S. Census released new supplemental poverty measure numbers for 2012. Data show that Floridas poverty problem is much worse than official poverty rates would have us believe. Using three-year averages for the years 2010-12, data show that Florida has the third-highest poverty rate among the 50 states with 19.5 percent of Floridians in poverty (about 3.7 million), well above the national average of 16 percent. The more conservative official poverty rate for Florida is still a troublesome 15.5 percent (about 2.9 million Floridians). While the data continue to point to the growing severity of Floridas poverty problem, state and federal policies have simply ignored the problem. On Nov. 1 the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was cut by $5 billion, cutting monthly benefits anywhere from $11 to $36 depending on household size. This is worrisome, as one in four American children lives in a household that receives SNAP [food stamps]. The average monthly benefit in Florida for SNAP is already a shockingly low $138.98 per person, an allotment of about $1.54 per meal. Nonetheless, Congress plans to cut at least an additional $11 billion of the SNAP budget over the next two years. Likewise in Florida, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program offers an unlivable maximum monthly benefit for a family of three of $303, a figure that annually loses its purchasing power due to inflation. Children are also the main recipients of TANF in Florida, 81.8 percent of all recipients. However, Florida policymakers felt no urgency to help them as the state had $136.6 million in unspent TANF funds at the end of the 2012 fiscal year. Its clear that state and federal policymakers are actively making poverty worse in Florida and across the U.S. by making it difficult to apply and qualify for assistance and by cutting funds. In 2012, only one in four poor families received TANF benefits, most of which were no-parent or single-parent families, while 15 percent of American families could not ensure the health of their family due to a lack of food. Policymakers and voters alike should know that supporting SNAP and TANF not only helps the millions of Floridians suffering in poverty, many of whom are children, but it also contributes to economic growth. After all, one persons spending is anothers income and we can all benefit from helping Floridas poor to spend on the basic necessities they need to survive.Ali R. Bustamante Visiting professorFlorida International UniversityMiamiJail rule isnt fairAt the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island, I was not allowed to visit an inmate because of my everyday style, wearing a scarf on my head. I was told the scarf had to be removed. I said no but would let them check under my scarf. They said no. It does not matter if it was my religious belief or not, about which they didnt care and were rude. No one has the right to tell you what to wear on your head or not to cover your hair. Sheriff Rick Ramsay is an elected official. If a person has an issue, speak with that person and listen. This rule needs to be revised, especially when one will try to let them check under your scarf. Diane Scott Marathon

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Business Key Largo 98200 Overseas Hwy. (M.M. 98-1/2) (305) 852-4515 Marathon 5800 Overseas Hwy. (M.M. 50) (305) 743-5855 LADIES APPAREL 40% OFF After Christmas Sale! th th %OFF*%OFF*40%OFF* SEE EXCLUSIONS. Valid 12/28/13 12/31/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (2) 25% off coupons per customer. SEE EXCLUSIONS. Valid 12/28/13 12/31/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (2) 25% off coupons per customer. SEE EXCLUSIONS. Must have 40% off coupon to receive discount. Valid 12/28/13 12/31/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (1) 40% off coupon per customer. Plus, Saturday through Tuesday Bonus Coupons!A Terric Selection of Name Brand & Designer Sportswear, Dresses, Swimwear, Accessories, and Petites Including Thousands of New Arrivals*Not valid on Spanx, Jara, Not Your Daughters Jeans, Kristin Crenshaw, Seabreeze, Beachpointe, I.O. Sport Leggings, Bali, Leon Levin, Foxcroft, Isadela, Neyelle, Flair, Belldini, Avalin, and Coobie Bras. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. A clearance item is one that has been reduced at least twice. MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 118 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period December 14, 2013 December 21, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt 10 El Monte Ln$395,000$395,000316Keys Commercial R.E./Gary SmithRealty Executives Fla Keys/Stacy StahlBig Pine Key 3968 Eugene Rd$284,000$220,000481Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Banks PrevattRE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Joyce Thomas 31315 Avenue B $57,500$47,000287Exit Realty Florida Keys/David KaufmannIsland Group Realty/Charles Roberts 141 West Sandy Cir $199,000$168,500280Century 21 Schwartz/Susan RichCentury 21 Schwartz/Susan Rich 1557 Fern Dr $389,900$376,000197Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team SharpeKeller Williams Rlty Premier/John Nazzaro 15 Ranger Ave Ave$105,000$92,500133Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team SharpeColdwell Banker Schmitt/Abby Oglesbee 31324 Avenue G $98,400$91,00039Pr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman WoodPr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman Wood 31109 Avenue A Ave (1)$510,000$425,00040Truman & Co/Terri SpottswoodA Key Real Estate/Ron Wnukowski 29366 Saratoga Ave$529,000$504,00041Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team SharpeCentury 21 Schwartz/Moe SmythCudjoe Key 701 Spanish Main Dr$238,500$233,000314Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish BrummerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Fred Mullins 1117 Basque Ln$384,000$390,000200American Caribbean R.E./Sandra TuttleKey Colony Beach Realty/Lynn GoodwinDuck Key 198 Indies Dr$825,000$650,000120RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Joe TownsendOutside Of MLS 5069 Sunset Village Dr$395,000$370,00069Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay TeamHawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret Crowley 212 Seaview Cir$1,050,000$974,70033American Caribbean R.E./Kristen BrennerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Amy PutoGrassy Key 58437 Morton St$2,295,000$1,482,600308American Caribbean R.E./Ginger HendersonRealty World Freewheeler/Nancy AllenKey Colony 305 Ocean Dr$315,000$326,10080Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne RueschIsland Breeze Realty/Laura HuttKey Largo 129 4th Ln$610,000$575,000432Century 21 Schwartz/Martha NovalCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/David Noval 22 Rose Pl$149,000$145,000542Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Marr Properties Inc./Terry Canto 101551 Overseas Hwy$105,000$84,500266Century 21 Schwartz/Martha & David NovalCentury 21 Schwartz/Lynda Gallaher 206 Indies Rd$159,500$140,000292Pr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman WoodSchwartz Pr operty Sales/Unknown Agent 349 Mahogany Dr $199,000$171,500227Century 21 Schwartz/Wiebke WestedtCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Linda Perloff 97652 Overseas Hwy$415,000$395,000225Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenOutside Of MLS1 9 Pelican Rd$249,000$195,000213Marr Properties/Lorie Leal RE/MAX Keys Properties/Diana Fiddes 268 Camelot Dr$799,000$750,000171Realty World Freewheeler/Jude LindbackRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 16 Orange Dr$254,000$239,000139All-Star Real Estate/Diana MonteagudoMarr Properties/Mike Diaz 158 Atlantic Circle Dr$359,000$359,00065Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Carol BrennCentury 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon 718 Emerald Dr$164,900$152,50048Realty World Freewheeler/Jeffrey FickettRealty World Freewheeler/Jeffrey FickettKey West 3218 Roosevelt Blvd (1)$1,935$45,588260Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight GardnerPr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight Gardner 203 Simonton St (1)$3,807$1,992126Location 3 R.E. of KW/J. Unke, D. BattyLocation 3 Real Estate of KW/Joyce Unke 323 Petronia St (1)$899,000$880,000293Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompTruman & Co./William Brown 205 Golf Club Dr$539,000$517,500261Compass Realty (KW)/Megan BehmkeCompass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell 906 Florida St$699,000$650,000169Truman & Co./Melissa KrabillPrudential Knight & Gardner/M. Robinson 1125 Duval St (1)$6,500,000$6,300,000130C oldwell Banker Schmitt/B. Schmitt, E. ClarkPr udential Knight & Gardner/Karen Lane 3675 Seaside Dr$275,000$262,50080Key W est Real Estate/E. Chinnis, R. HoltkampC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis Skomp 1515 Johnson St$664,000$665,00051Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoTruman & Co./Suzanne MooreLong Key 65821 Overseas Hwy$109,900$100,000206Shoreline Properties/Faye SaengerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Alina Davis 65924 Overseas Hwy$625,000$625,0000Island Breeze Realty/David GregoIsland Breeze Realty/David GregoLower Matecumbe 106 Court Contessa $649,000$565,000196Century 21 Schwartz/Keith AllenCentury 21 Schwartz/Keith AllenMarathon 6099 Overseas Hwy$115,000$110,000336Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick ServaisOutside Of MLS 648 30th St$305,000$312,500273Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team BrockColdwell Banker Schmitt/Team Brock 1031 84 St$121,000$118,500215Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen HaackCentury 21 Schwartz/Ben Daniels 444 99th St Ocean$498,000$444,600120Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 8001 Porpoise Dr$197,000$197,00086Coco Plum Real Estate/Kelly WilleyCoco Plum Real Estate/Jim Willey 7941 Gulfstream Blvd*$99,000$75,00073Century 21 Schwartz/Ben Daniels, K. WillardCentury 21 Schwar tz/B. Daniels, C. Farritor 475 105th St Ocean$85,000$77,50063Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 10641 Aviation Blvd (1)$325,000$325,0000Outside Of MLS RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/B. SymondsPlantation Key 195 Kahiki Dr$800,000$805,000737American Caribbean/Joy MartinRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 207 Harbor Dr$999,000$875,000311Coldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. KellerC oldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. Keller 375 Coconut Palm Blvd$550,000$540,000238Realty World Freewheeler/Claire JohnsonRealty World Freewheeler/Sheila Lange 140 Ocean Dr$338,500$307,500127Century 21 Schwartz/Kathy DenworthGlenn Hoover R.E. Services/Judith SimpsonRamrod Key 0 Mariposa Rd*$24,900$23,655167Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane CorlissStock Island 34 6th Ave$259,000$259,00088At Home in Key West/C. Bauer, R. Van MaterConch Realty/Joseph CerzaSummerland Key 24930 Overseas Hwy$127,000$117,000224Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Monika TurekColdwell Banker Schmitt/Monika TurekVacant Lot Commercial Property (1) Social media: Words not to live byAre you using social media for your business or organization, or thinking about jumping into it? Good move. Between 1 million and 2 million people are visiting social media sites every day. If youre looking for prospects, they are the places to be. But social media is more than just throwing up a page or setting up an account and hoping for the best. In fact, doing social media poorly could be worse than not being on social media at all. Here are some of the things to avoid when using social media and how to correct them: Buy, buy, buy: Social media is about being social. Only about 20 percent of your social media posts should be about the services or products you sell. Me, me, me: You want to promote your business or organization. But if thats all you talk about even if youre not doing a hard sell youll bore your audience to tears. And then theyll move on. Inconsistent: If youre going to use social media, think carefully about the time and effort it requires before you set up a dozen accounts. Once youre in, you need to be in wholeheartedly. That means contributing not just every day, but many times a day. Some social media experts say four to six times a day is just about right. Copycat: These are people whose only contribution is to share what other people have produced. This is great for the original author but not so great for you; dont you have anything to say yourself? Unprofessional: Whether you have a business presence or a nonprofit, you want to put on your best face. Have a portrait taken by a professional photographer. Dont use your logo if you can avoid it; people connect with people, not logos. Careless: There are people who say proper spelling, grammar and punctuation arent important these days. I am not one of them. When I was a newspaper editor, I always made my reporters ask for the proper spelling of names even if the guys name was John Smith. If you cant get the persons name right, people will wonder about the accuracy of everything else. Same with social media (and your website, for that matter). One note: This is related to buy, buy, buy and me, me, me. Mix up your posts and updates by topic and by the time of the day. This way, you can get different kinds of messages out to people who habitually check their social media at the same time every day. This means even in the middle of the night (your time). Disengaged: Social media is a conversation. What that means is first you talk, then the other person talks. And then you respond to that with everyone who takes the time to visit your social media pages or profiles. The biggest gift people can give you is there time, so show your gratitude by engaging with them. Be sure to respond to all posts, including the negative. One size fits all: Social media schedulers make it easy to post the same content on all platforms. Dont do it. Whats appropriate in one context probably isnt in another. Do you have questions about social media, websites, blogging or other online content? Contact Jackie Harder at 451-9295 or e-mail Jackie@keydynamics.com.Avoid these common mistakes in marketingCOACHS CORNERJackie Harder CoachsCorner

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, December 28, 2013 DINNER MENU Dinner includes glass of wine (chardonnay, white zinfandel, or cabernet), chefs appetizer, cup of soup or side salad, choice of entre and special dessert. SOUP CHOICES Fresh Florida Lobster Bisque New England Clam Chowder ENTRE CHOICES Filet Mignon Apple wood wrapped Filet served over our Homemade demi-glaze with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable MedleyPrime Rib 12 oz. Prime Rib with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable Medley Mahi-Mahi Florentine Fresh Local Mahi-Mahi baked with spinach & artichoke stuffing. Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Vegetable Medley Caribbean Seafood Paella Shrimp, Scallops, and Middleneck Clams Chorizo Sausage, Spiced with Caribbean Curry over Coconut Rice Chicken Breast a la Vodka Sauted with a Pink Vodka Sauce served over Lobster and crab ravioli & Sauteed Vegetable Medley Florida Lobster Grilled Local Florida Lobster tail with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable Medley DESSERT CHOICES Homemade Key Lime Pie Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Chefs Special Dessert $29.99 per personReservations being accepted, call (305) 396-7235 Join us for a fantastic evening oceanfront, overlooking the Historic 7 Mile Bridge New Years Eve Dinner New Years Day Brunch BuffetMade to Order Omelette Station Eggs Benedict Scrambled Eggs Hot Cakes & Maple Syrup Smoked Applewood Bacon Smoked Sausage Links Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Honey Glazed Ham Slow Roasted Mojo Marinated Cuban Pork Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Diced Breakfast Potatoes Sunset Coconut Rice Cuban Style Black Beans Sunset Grille Cuban Sandwiches California Spring Lettuce & Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings Fresh Baked Breads Sunset Key Lime PieAdults $14.99Children under 12 $9.99Join us on New Years Day for a bountiful buffet to start the new year from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy the view over the 7 Mile Bridge with friends and family.Sunset Grille & Raw Bar7 Knights Key Blvd., Marathon, FL(At the foot of the 7 Mile Bridge, Oceanside)305-396-7235www.sunsetgrille7milebridge.com be caught because of the shutdown. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary closed its Keys offices for the shutdown but sanctuary waters remained open while state marine officers enforced regulations. Duck Key dredgeA controversy over dredging on the sea floor an issue virtually unheard in recent decades reached the Monroe County Commission last spring. The proposed project, restoring an old 700-footlong channel leading into privately owned Walkers Island near Duck Key, was extensively planned and limited to privately owned bottom. A real-estate group and marine contractors endorsed it. So did the county Planning Commission, which cited the plan and mitigation pledges as a reasonable compromise by Little Conch Key Development Corp. to allow restoration of a channel dug about 50 years ago. But the precedent of digging through a shallow seagrass flat alarmed conservation and sportfishing groups who rallied to oppose it. What was left of the original channel was less than a foot deep in spots, and protected seagrass would be destroyed. When the proposal for a plan to change the countys land-use plan allowing the dredging reached the County Commission in April, it ran hard aground and failed on a unanimous vote.This is plowing up the ocean bottom, County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said. Commissioner Danny Kolhage agreed, Approval of this [would] send a message that were reversing what weve been doing for the last 30 years. Even if the county had approved the channel dredging, it could have been blocked at the state or federal level.Sanctuary changesAnother debate first heard nearly 20 years ago surfaced when the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary started looking at changes to its network of marine protected areas as part of its management plan update. Working groups of the local Sanctuary Advisory Council worked to create recommendations for several plan elements, with little opposition. But when volunteers began to map suggested changes for Sanctuary Preservation Areas and Ecological Reserves that have been in place since 1997, commercial fishermen and recreational sportfishing groups began packing meetings last summer to heatedly protest the possibility of no-take zones. The Advisory Councils schedule was moved back to allow for more meetings, then the federal government shutdown stalled things more. Now the Advisory Council expects to make its specific suggestions which still must be reviewed by state and federal staff next spring, about six months later than planned.Coral nurseriesThe success of coral nurseries, an effort launched by Ken Nedimyers Coral Restoration Foundation and expanded by groups including Mote Marine Laboratory, drew worldwide attention and increasing numbers of ecotourism dive groups. At designated underwater spots, new corals are carefully propagated and grown for eventual transplant to repair to damaged areas of the coral reef. Those propagation sites were formally declared zoological parks by the County Commission in July in hopes of securing funding from sources like the BP Deepwater Horizon settlements.War on lionfishLionfish, the showy Pacific reef fish armed with venomous spines that deter predators, were declared a take all you want species this year by state fishery managers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2013 acted to allow divers to harvest lionfish without having a saltwater fishing license, which covers virtually all other fish species. Divers who complete an education course can qualify to net lionfish inside some preservation areas, and professional dive crews are allowed to spear them. Hook-andline anglers must have a regular fishing license but can take lionfish without limit. Biologists fear the fastbreeding and voracious lionfish could deplete Florida reefs of native fish, as has happened in areas of the Caribbean. Divers have reduced the lionfish population at many popular Keys reefs, but the lionfish can find a home in deep water or at smaller patch reefs.Aquarius survivesThe undersea research platform Aquarius, in danger of closing permanently in 2012, staged its first mission in September under the new management of Florida International University. The Aquarius housed a team of astronaut trainees who practiced long periods of working in a weightless environment. A planned 31-day mission planned by Fabian Cousteau, grandson of the famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, was delayed until 2014.Water issues dominateFrom Environment, 1A Short chase ends in jailCRIME FRONTAfter a brief car chase on Christmas Day, Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies arrested a Stock Island man on five felony counts, including failure to register as a sex offender. Deputy Lazaro Valdes spotted 29-year-old Orlando Grimon who Lazaro knew was wanted on warrants for not showing up for three court dates for previous cases driving a white Kia on 5th Street on Stock Island around noon. When Lazaro tried to stop Grimon, he sped up, going as much as 60 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin. Grimon drove to the Stock Island Apartments on 3rd Avenue and jumped out of the vehicle and ran into apartment 213, where he and his wife live. When police knocked, Grimon came out and was arrested for felony fleeing and eluding police, misdemeanor reckless driving, misdemeanor violating a domestic-violence injunction, the felony failure-to-appear warrants and failure to register as a sex offender, also a felony. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcements sexoffender database, Grimon was convicted in November 2010 of lewd and lascivious sexual battery of a minor between ages 12 and 15. He served state prison time at the South Bay Correctional Facility in Palm Beach County until his release on June 17, 2012. Grimon was charged with the sex offense in November 2009 while already in custody following a Nov. 20 incident that started when deputies spotted Grimon driving around mile marker 11 with a broken taillight. He was stopped and a search of the vehicle turned up 56 grams of cocaine, authorities said. Less than a week later, Grimon was charged with obstructing justice, another felony, for apparently trying to tamper with a witness. He has been arrested more than a dozen times since 2004 and is being held at the Monroe County Detention Center without bond. Sheriffs Office booking information indicates Grimon works as a fisherman.Keynoter Staff GRIMON

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! Conch StyleWith the calendar turning from 2013 to 2014 next week, we offer some personal beauty resolutions for the next 12 months. Column, 2BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Lady Fins have a magical runIt was about a lot more than a girls prep soccer game by the time a Feb. 1 state Class-1A Final Four championship match rolled around earlier this year. Marathon High Schools magical run inspired an entire city, which showed up en masse to support not only a tough bunch of girls but their own community. Nearly 1,000 watched the Dolphins fall, 3-1, to a then26-1 Evangelical Christian School squad from Fort Myers. The girls took in a tearful standing ovation from the appreciative crowd after their season ended one win short of a berth in the state title match (in the final, Evangelical Christian lost to St. Johns Country Day). By luck of the draw in the Florida High School Athletic Association bracket, Marathon hosted every state playoff game it played during that postseason. The crowds grew larger and larger as the Dolphins captured a first-ever district title, then a first-ever regional title, and marched into the Final Four. Their season was easily the highlight of the 2013 Marathon High sports calendar. The Dolphins finished with a deceiving 14-8-3 record in February because they regularly play teams at least one class above them. That includes Monroe County rivals Key West and Coral Shores high schools. This years team is no different, as they sit at 9-6-3 at the winter break. But the Dolphins have dominated their District 16 competition and already locked up a No. 1 seed in the tournament theyll host Jan. 14-16. The boys team has struggled this season after losing a number of senior leaders from last years 7-9-4 squad. The team is 3-9 while on winter break.Other sportsOn the basketball court, both the boys and girls teams have been surprises this season. The girls are in the break with a 10-2 record and have already eclipsed last seasons win total of nine, with another nine games to play before next months District 16-3A tournament. Junior JohnNisha Qualls has been the focal point of the offense, averaging more than 20 points per game. Gardine Raymond and Yailin Nieda have also scored well. The boys are 7-5, a turnaround from last years 218 record. The highlight of the season thus far came on Dec. 19, the teams final game before the holiday break. The Dolphins earned a blowout 67-32 win over the Hurricanes. The girls volleyball team finished at 14-9 record, but lost to a strong Palmer Trinity School squad in the opening round of the District 16-3A tournament in Miami. In November, junior Anthony Garcia fell just short of the state Class 1-A cross-country championship meet after making it to regionals as an individual. He finished 31st out of 99 runners (19:20) in the 5K, but only the top 15 advanced. Garcia advanced to regionals after he broke his own school record and finished 14th overall at the Oct. 25 District 16-1A meet at Greynolds Park in Miami. He finished the 3.1mile course in 18 minutes, 42 seconds. The football team struggled to a 2-8 record in 2013, due in large part to a young squad that struggled with turnovers and penalties. There were also numerous player injuries mounting by years end. Several Dolphin swim team members advanced past districts to last months regional Class-1A meet, but fell short of qualifying for state championships. Aaron Grube led the Dolphins with a 17th-place finish in the 200 free, while Will Wolfe was 21st in the 100 backstroke, Malorie Woodbury was 24th in the 100 free and the 200 free relay team of Woodbury, Noemi Fekete, Abby Gracy and Summer King was 15th. The Dolphins softball team turned in a solid 18-9 season in the spring, finishing in April with an 8-2 loss District 16-3A semifinal loss to Florida Christian School. Standout pitcher Jordan Roney turned in another solid campaign, finishing the season with 18 wins, a 1.42 earned run average and 146 strikeouts. She also led the team with a .532 batting average and had a 23-game hitting streak Senior Taylor Konrath knocked in 39 runs and led the team in triples, home runs, stolen bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The baseball team finished with an 11-13 record but continued to have success in their second in the South Florida Baseball Conference. The Dolphins made a second consecutive run to the championship game in April, losing 9-3 to Palmer Trinity School. The conference is made up of similarly sized schools that play each other twice during the course of the season. Its outside of normal District 16-3A play for the Dolphins. Both the boys and girls tennis teams produced better-than-expected seasons this past spring, with the boys posting a 7-4 record and the girls finishing at 66. Coaches had expected to 2013 to be a rebuilding year after losing several key players to graduation. The Dolphins produced solid results at Aprils District 16-1A tournament in Miami, but not enough to advance to regionals. The boys team finished third out of five teams, while the girls finished fourth out of six.Soccer team two wins away from a title2013 REWIND: MARATHON SPORTS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathons Chandler Elliot outruns a South Florida HEAT defender in the Dolphins Class 1-A regional win, a 4-1 victory. The girls lost 3-1 in the states Final Four to Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers) on Feb. 1.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFootball Canes shine last seasonThe Coral Shores High School sports year was marked by the football Hurricanes return as contenders, and both boys and girls lacrosse teams claiming district championships. The football Canes, under the guidance of head coach Ed Holly and his staff, posted a record of 8-2. That stands as the most successful football season at Coral Shores in two decades. The Canes reached the conference semifinals. Defensive end, running back and tight end Anthony Rice was named player of the year in the South Division of the Southeastern Football Conference. Lineman Jake Niedbalski, running back George Jacobsen, linebacker Alberto Anderson and defensive back Darren Govan all earned first team All-Conference honors as the Canes qualified for the conference semifinals. The Lady Hurricane lacrosse team earned its fourth straight district championship under the guidance of head coach Mark Hall. Coral Shores cut a 9-0 swath through the regular-season district, and finished 9-3 overall. All-time leading Cane scorer Julia Lozano was named most valuable player for the second time, and headed to Stetson University to continue her playing career. The boys lacrosse team (68 overall) went 5-0 against district foes to take the programs first-ever district championship under coach Barney Rich. Addison Duma-Kenny and Kodi Roberts shared the Hurricane Award for their play. Coral Shores baseball team posted the top regular-season record in the South Florida Baseball Conference but was upended by local rival Marathon High School in league playoffs. The Hurricane boys soccer team won 10 matches in a rebuilding year, finishing 10-6-1. The Lady Cane kickers reached the district semifinals during an 8-5 season. Coral Shores boys basketball team went 7-12 under first-year head coach Bruce Teachey, and beat Key West in the regular season. The Canes were leading the Conchs in the district playoffs before Key West rallied.Island ChristianAt Island Christian School, two girls teams reached the state regional playoffs. Coach Kaitlynn Loys softball team won District 16-2A last spring, and first-year volleyball coach Chris Calderwood saw his net team advance to the regionals as district runners-up. Raul Cisneros, the sole member of the ICS swim team, earned a spot in a freestyle race at the state regional meet. New basketball coaches joined the ICS staff. Former Eagle player Chris Campbell took over boys basketball, and Ben Loy signed on to revive the girls basketball program.2013 REWIND: UPPER KEYS SPORTS By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Conchs: Ups, downsFor Key West High sports, the past year saw struggling teams, individual records broken and the return of the schools most successful baseball coach. Ralph Henriquez, who led the baseball team to three state titles, was named in July to succeed Miguel Menendez, who stepped down after eight seasons and a 120-94 record. The 2013 Conchs started 11-3 but finished 12-12 and lost in the district semifinals. Also on the coaching front, Steve Wells resigned after six years with the softball team, Tony McDowell moved from girls basketball coach to boys basketball coach, Shonta McLeod succeeded McDowell, Kim Butler took over volleyball, and Marc Pierre succeeded Rob Eggers as boys soccer coach. As for the teams, cross country, under coach Terence White, had its greatest season, with both the boys and girls squads competing at the 2A state meet, where the girls broke the schools 5K record by 10 seconds. But fall proved disheartening for both the volleyball team (one victory) and the football team, which went 1-9 but avoided becoming the first winless Conch football team since 1967. As for the record-breakers, senior Derrick Allen broke the school 50-yard freestyle record at the state swimming finals, where he became the first Key West swimmer to finish in the top eight. Tanisha Multy broke the girls basketball single-game record when she scored 41 points in a game at Marathon in December. Everett Wagner broke the school two-mile record during the track season, and, in girls soccer, Angela Niles broke the school singleseason scoring record. Senior Evan DeRoche completed his career by finishing 28th out of 95 golfers at his third state finals. And Angelo Guieb capped a fine season for the wrestling team by finishing second in the 106-pound class at the state tournament in February.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor2013 REWIND: KEY WEST SPORTS

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, December 28, 2013 Crossword solutionSolution to the December 25 puzzle. NEW YEARS DEADLINESFor Wed., Jan. 1 KeynoterDisplay & Classified Display ads Thurs., Dec. 26 before 5 p.m. Classified Line ads Fri., Dec. 27 before 10 a.m.For Fri., Jan. 3 ReporterDisplay ads Thurs., Dec. 26 before 5 p.m. Classified Display ads Mon., Dec. 30 before Noon Classified Line ads Tues., Dec. 31 before 10 a.m.For Sat., Jan. 4 KeynoterDisplay & Classified Display ads Tues., Dec. 31 before NoonFor LAttitudes Fri., Jan. 3 & Sat., Jan. 4Display ads Fri., Dec. 27 before 5 p.m. The Keynoter & Reporter offices will be closed Jan. 1 Have a Safe & Happy Holiday! L.A. Times crossword puzzle INTERJECTION Solution in the January 1 Keynoter ACROSS 1Speech therapists concerns 6Work on the street 10DOL division 14The Christina in Wyeths Christinas World 19For this purpose 20Rotten to the core 21Be inclined 22Scope 23Period after one round too many? 25Shoot! 26Duplicity 27Golf Begins at Forty author 28Fertilized egg? 31Capital of Denmark? 32It may be blank 33Signal to begin speaking 34Out-of-favor sunscreen compound 37Certainty 40Flock member 42Reacted to a sour note 46Like many laps 47Herding dogs 49Vichy vacation times 51Thing to grind 52State legal VIPs 53Benefit from barn raising? 56Stephen of Interview With the Vampire 57Pretends 59Oil can letters 60Paretskys Warshawski and Graftons Millhone, briefly 61Key not used by itself 62Isnt kidding 64Tom 67Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchiefspeaker 68Semisoft cheeses 70Advertisers say it sells 71Musical weakness 73Reject with contempt 75Suitable for most audiences 78Complete with crayons 81Mention 82Whirled 83Rosy-fingered goddess 85Herbal tea 86Social pest 87Where Monet got his physical? 91JFK alternative 92Surname for an unknown 93Jazzy James 94Take a turn 95Tremendously 96Low clouds 98Breaking Badlawyer Goodman 100Ushers find 102Pandoras box, e.g. 103Three-part figs. 105Dropped-egg sound 107Magnolia St. campus 109Tipsy gym helper? 113Flash drive connections 118Sister of Calliope 119School acronym 120Joking after a midterm? 122Box cutter, e.g. 123Wheels that are longer than cars? 124Push for 125City near Florence 126Cockamamie 127Car buyers aid 128Chew (out) 129Rigged supports DOWN 1Pull-down beneficiaries 2Mind matter 3Son of Noah 41945 conference site 5Crime locale 6Gp. opposed to factory farming 7Enthusiastic 8Enthusiasm 9Campaign poster word 10Pre-1000 Celtic language 11Caulk, e.g. 12Crew member 13Inner turmoil 14Life form 15Actress Ambrose of Six Feet Under 16Tizzy 17Not look well? 18When hell freezeth over! 24Atoll former 29Behavior pattern 30Airport structures 32Broadcast online in real time 34Miserere, for one 35Shucks! 36Need some trough repair? 38Do ones part 39No-frills beds 41Loss 431970s presidential fundraiser? 44Bring to bear 45Coped (with) 48Youre the One That I Wantmusical 50Bit of strategy 53Merchant vessel elision 54Oklahomas Wheat Capital 55And such: Abbr. 58Big yawn 61Complete confusion 63Site of some mammothsdemise 65Spearheaded 66Consider it likely 67Museum artifact 69Places for sweaters? 72Me? Uh-uh! 73Quite a bit 74Wine grape 76Big bang producer 77Bring up the rear 79Cash bar? 80__ the Arizona Skies: 1934 John Wayne movie 82Glossy materials 84Location 87Place to buy a tank 88Violent outburst 89Good Timesactress 90Museum funder: Abbr. 95Pungent cleanser 97Actor Kutcher 99Bronchial woe 101Ernest of country music 104Write letters? 106Pianist Rubinstein 108Twitch 109Actress Polo 110Country on the Caspian 111Disputed strip 112Mixed bag 113Open-organizing org. 114Mushroom piece 115Hwys. with nos. 116No-frills shelter 117Toledo titles: Abbr. 121Quaint before LivingOut with the old, and uglyIts the time of year to start thinking about resolutions youre going to make for 2014. The most important thing to consider when doing so is to make sure its attainable. Thats not to say that you shouldnt push yourself to try or do new things. The most common New Years resolutions typically have to do with weight loss, quitting bad habits and making positive changes to better our lives. As an alternative, decide that this year will be your most stylish ever. Explore new looks, break bad style habits, and be honest with yourself about what really looks good on you. Make 2014 the year that you present the best version of yourself.New looksGlobal color authority Pantone announced that radiant orchid will be the 2014 color of the year. This exotic purple tone exudes warmth and is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. This spring, try shirts, shorts or fashion accessories in this color. Pair a radiant orchid sun dress with teal, turquoise or light yellow accessories for a fabulous spring look. In addition, this vibrant color will liven up neutrals such as gray, beige and white. It can be scary to try color, but this tone looks great on every skin tone and is ideal for the Florida Keys, where bright colors surround us through our tropical landscape and turquoise waters. Its time to embrace color to complement our beautiful surroundings.Break bad habitsThrow away your fanny pack. Having all your important belongings in a safe and secure pouch tied to your waist is convenient. However, adding 10 pounds to your stomach is absolutely unflattering. With fashion, the goal is to accentuate your best assets and a fanny pack just adds dimension to an area most would like to appear slimmer. If youre like me, you thought the fanny pack was a bad trend that died in the 1990s. However, one trip to the state fair or an amusement park will prove fanny packs are thriving. Did I mention its called a fanny pack? Why on Earth would you want to own something that refers to a persons buttocks? In 2014, make a resolution to rid your closet of all unflattering, out-of-date clothing. Although I am normally a promoter of donating all items we no longer use, donating a fanny pack is like giving someone the flu. Its just not right to pass it on. Lets get rid of the fanny pack once and for all. Throw it away.Right socks, shoesAfter moving to the Keys, I found that socks are a rarity. There are very few opportunities to wear them unless heading to the gym or north to visit family. However, Ive recently witnessed a resurgence in the Keys where people are wearing socks with sandals. Yes, its true. That said, there are proper ways to wear socks to correspond shoes (not sandals!). Athletic shoes require athletic socks. They provide a thicker cushion for ample protection from rubbing and blisters. Most loafers worn in the Keys are worn with shorts, therefore, no socks are needed. When wearing black dress shoes and black dress pants, you may want to wear socks. What color? Black socks will create a seamless look so that when you sit, we wont be staring at your ankles wondering why youre wearing white athletic socks to a business function or formal affair. Oh, and another note on socks with sandals. This baffles my mind. Is it because youre cold? Then why are you wearing sandals at all? The rule of thumb with socks is white shoes equal white socks, black shoes equal black socks and, if youre a little adventurous, try a fun pattern like argyle. Just make sure the undertone follows the rule above. The best version of yourself is begging to make an appearance. That means fanny packs and socks with sandals are no more. Vow to break those bad fashion habits youve been making in your wardrobe. Get rid of items that have had their day and are no longer complementing body. Pay attention to what outfits youre wearing when given compliments and find more looks that help you achieve your very best. May 2014 be your most fabulous year yet.Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, LeahsFabulousFinds.com.Fanny packs? Might as well be named DorkCONCH STYLELeah Maki ConchStyle Socks with sandals? We dont think so. LIVING BRIEFSTai chi chapter plans open houseThe Marathon chapter of the Taoist Tai Chi Society has planned an open house at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. Anyone interested in learning about tai chi and classes for 2014 is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, send an e-mail to keylargo.fl@ taoist.org or call (305) 7480799.Learn to quit using tobaccoThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center has a free two-hour Tools to Quit tobacco cessation program planned for Jan. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at 3401 Northside Drive, Key West. Participants will receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches, and counseling from a tobacco treatment specialist. To register, call (702) 416-4812.Cleanup of U.S. 1 planned in LaytonThe Layton Garden Club, city of Layton and Monroe County Sheriffs Office are planning a community cleanup for Jan. 4 in the Middle Keys city. U.S. 1 will be swept of trash between mile markers 67 and 69. Volunteers are needed. Organizers will provide disposable gloves, trash bags, water and hand sanitizer. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 8 a.m. in front of the Layton firehouse at mile marker 68 oceanside. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served after the work is done. Questions? Contact Suzanne Murchie at 664-2064or smurchie@yahoo.com.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com your information powerhouse The Morgan Insurance Group would like to introduce our Life & Health agent, Amy Stoky.Amy brings a high level of energy, professionalism and commitment to serve you for all of your health and life insurance needs including: Wide range of major medical insurance for individuals, families and groups. Worksite life and disability plans that are personally owned.The insurance you need. the service you expect. A price you can afford. 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BEING SOLD TURN KEY.CALL FOR DETAILS 305-289-6553 or 305-481-6889 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationBarbara Direct (305) 731-3212 Rusty Direct (305) 481-6889Barbara & Rusty Stevens REALTORS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR SALE C C i i t t y y o o f f L L a a y y t t o o n n P.O.Box 778 Long Key, Florida 33001 Notice of City of Layton City Council Regular Monthly Council Meetings For 2014The City of Layton City Council will meet for Regular Monthly Council Meetings at Layton City Hall located at 68260 Overseas Hwy, Long Key, FL at 7:00pm as follows:The proposed agendas will be available at the City Administration Office or by email at cityhall@cityoflayton.com Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Should a person decide to appeal any decision taken at the meetings, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made (Section 283.0105 F.S. 1995) Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should anyone require special seating or other accommodations, please call 305-664-4667 prior to the meeting so that arrangements may be made. Mimi Young City ClerkPublished Keynoter 12/28/13 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Thursday, February 6, 2014 Thursday, March 6, 2014 Thursday, April 3, 2014 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Thursday, June 5, 2014 Thursday, July 10, 2014 Thursday, August 7, 2014 Thursday, September 4, 2014 Thursday, October 2, 2014 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Thursday, December 4, 2014 MAKE YOUR AD POP!WITH A PHOTO Photo $2 per issue! NEW FEATURE AVAILABLE INCLUDE A PHOTO WITH YOUR AD CALL TODAY AND GET STARTED WITH A CLASSIFIED EXPERT (305) 852-3216 Dr. Emma Stoll will be moving out of the area January 9, 2014.Medical records will be available at the office and Dr. Augsten will be available for continuation of care.Emma Stoll M.D. Veggies made easier, fasterIts the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year. So heres a sane and simple resolution that will help you achieve both goals in a single stroke eat more vegetables. The only problem with eating more vegetables is that it can take a significant amount of time to prep them, and even more time to cook them. Messing with root vegetables is often a marathon. Beets require 45 minutes to steam or an hour to bake. Carrots or parsnips also can be pretty time-consuming. You can cut the cooking time if you first slice them into smaller pieces, but not all of us are aces with a knife. This is why I love my food processor. If you use it with the grating disk attachment as I do for this trio of recipes youre home free. Those marathon beets? You can grate and saute them in minutes. Same for the carrots and parsnips. Best of all, having cooked up your grated veggies in a bit of oil, you have maximized their flavor, as opposed to steaming or boiling them, which dilutes it. Enhance the finished product however you want, with nuts, your favorite spices or herbs, or a squeeze of citrus or other acid. Just be sure to put a mix of colors on the plate; for the most part, the brighter the color, the better the nutrition. For shredded spicy carrots: Two tablespoons vegetable oil. One pound carrots, peeled and grated using the large grating disk of a food processor. Kosher salt Quarter teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste). Fresh lime juice Quarter cup chopped fresh scallions. Quarter cup unsalted peanuts, toasted and chopped In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the carrots and a pinch of salt, then cook, stirring often, for three minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until the carrots are just tender, about two minutes. Stir in a bit of lime juice and the scallions and peanuts. Start to finish: 15 minutes. Servings: Four. Nutrition information per serving: 160 calories; 100 calories from fat (63 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 4 g protein; 210 mg sodium. For shredded parsnips with walnuts: Two tablespoons extravirgin olive oil. One pound parsnips, peeled and grated using the large grating disk of a food processor. Kosher salt. Quarter cup walnuts, toasted and chopped. Quarter cup golden raisins. One teaspoon chopped fresh sage. Fresh lemon juice. In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the parsnips and a pinch of salt, then cook, stirring often, until the parsnips are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, sage and a splash of lemon juice. Start to finish: 15 minutes. Servings: Four. Nutrition information per serving: 230 calories; 110 calories from fat (48 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 3 g protein; 135 mg sodium. For shredded beats with balsamic: Two tablespoons extravirgin olive oil. One pound beets, peeled and grated using the small grating disk of a food processor. Kosher salt Two tablespoons balsamic vinegar. Half a cup dried cherries. In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the beets and a pinch of salt and cook, covered, stirring often, for five minutes. Stir in the vinegar and cherries, then cook, covered, until tender, about two minutes more. Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: Four. Nutrition information per serving: 180 calories; 60 calories from fat (30 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 3 g protein; 210 mg sodium.A processor makes it all come togetherby SARA MOULTONAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis shows (from top) shredded beets with balsamic, shredded parsnips with walnuts, and shredded spicy carrots.LIVING BRIEFSSeminar focuses on tummy troublesThat burning feeling in your chest is it heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease? Every year, millions of Americans suffer from lower gastrointestinal disorders but never go to a specialist to find the cause. Due to this delay, many problems that could easily be remedied become more serious. Mariners Hospital of Tavernier will host Tummy Troubles? a free seminar led by gastroenterologist Neal Rakov, who will review the symptoms and treatment options for common disorders such as diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Barretts Esophagus, hiatal hernia, Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. The program will take place Jan. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the hospitals main conference room. The program is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400.Food competition looking for chefsA call has gone out to chefs, restaurants and catering companies to join in the 20th Master Chefs Classic culinary tasting and competition on Jan. 26 at the Westin Resort Pier in Key West to benefit the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens. Participants can enter one of three categories (appetizers, entrees or desserts) so long as they provide 375 to 400 tapassized tastes of each category in which they compete. Then a panel of judges decides on first-, secondand third-place winners while those that attend vote for their own favorites for the Peoples Choice Awards. Chefs should contact Gordon Ross at 294-9526, Ext. 25.Seniors softball games are openSoftball games for seniors (men 50 and older, women 40 and older) have begun at the Marathon Community Park. The co-ed games start at 2 p.m. Sundays through December, then go to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March. Some equipment is available. To find out more, call Evelyn Nealeith at (937) 7289064.Book club meets in IslamoradaThe Friends of the Helen Wadley Library are resuming their monthly Mrs. Wadleys Book Club gatherings. The club meets at 7 p.m. the Islamorada library, mile marker 81.5 bayside. Up for discussion on Jan. 8 is The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan, followed Feb. 12 with The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and March 12 with The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, December 28, 2013 Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. 47 Ronin (PG-13): 1:20, 4:20,7:20 and 10:15 p.m. Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG): 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 10:05 p.m. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:40, 4:40 7:40 and 10:10 p.m. American Hustle (R): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Walking with Dinosaurs (PG): 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00 p.m. Frozen (PG): 1:00 and 7:30 p.m. Tyler Perrys A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 10:30 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Saving Mr. Banks ( PG-13): 2:00, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:20 p.m. Philomena (PG-13): 2:15, 4:25, 6:35 and 8:50 p.m. Nebraska (R): 2:00, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 p.m. Dallas Buyers Club (R): 4:10 and 9:15 p.m. The BookThief (PG-13): 1:30 and 6:40 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 Wolf of Wall Street (R) 12:15, 4:00 and 7:45 p.m. Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG): 1:35, 4:20, 7:15 and 9:55 p.m. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:50, 4:35 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG-13) 11:55, 3:20 6:45 and 10:10 p.m. American Hustle (R): 12:45, 3:50, 6:55 and 10:00 p.m. Keys Movie Times No Name Race5K Walk/RunSaturday, January 11, 2014 8 amat the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp on Big Pine Key, FloridaSponsored by the Domestic Abuse Shelter Coordinated by Key West Southernmost RunnersFor a registration form go to: www.domesticabuseshelter.org Call the Domestic Abuse Shelter for mor e information at (305) 743-5452Proceeds support the Domestic Abuse Shelter 14th Annual 14thJanuary 11, 2014 Welcome 2014 Florida Keys styleNew Years Eve revelers can expect to combine bubbly with balmy in the Florida Keys, raising champagne toasts at celebrations along the island chain. While New York City is famed for its Times Square ball drop, Key West is to stage four widely differing takeoffs on that New Years Eve tradition as midnight approaches on Dec. 31. The arrival of 2014 is to be heralded on Duval Street with the drop of a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, to the flat roof of Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval. Thousands of spectators gather on Duval for the annual gala, emceed by a rooftop host starting at 10 p.m. and featuring dancing in the street and a countdown to midnight recorded on a huge clock. At midnight, the shell descends and cheers erupt. Stellar Mojo Band is to perform on Sloppy Joes indoor stage, rounding out the revelry. No reservations or tickets are taken, but a door charge is required to party inside the bar. Key West revelers also can welcome 2014 with Sushi not the seafood but a diva who has adopted the name. Female impersonator Sushi headlines the annual shoe drop for the 16th consecutive year at the Bourbon St. Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval. Wearing a dazzling gown and perched in a super-sized red high-heel shoe, Sushi is to be lowered from the balcony of the complex as the new year arrives. Performances by female impersonators and other entertainers add to the merrymaking. VIPbalcony tickets are available but space is limited. For more information, call 293-9800. At the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, 0 Duval St. on Key West Harbor, plans call for a huge replica of a Key lime wedge to splash down into a larger-than-life margarita glass as crowds welcome the new year on the propertys Sunset Pier. VIPtickets are available that include entrance into a private dining area for a buffet dinner and four-hour open bar. At 10:30 p.m., the public will be welcomed to enjoy a free performance by Key Wests Big Bawdy Burlesque Show. For more information, call 295-7005. Finally, for piratical partiers, a New Years Eve salute to Key Wests rowdy seafaring roots is scheduled at the Historic Seaport. At midnight, a winsome pirate wench is to descend from the top of the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannon blasts welcome 2014. A dove release is to follow. Scallywags also can expect live music, dancing and festivities until 4 a.m., without a cover charge, at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.Key LargoAt the top of the Florida Keys in Key Largo, a New Years Eve fireworks extravaganza is to illuminate the sky above Blackwater Sound. The sparkling display is hosted by bayside restaurants Sundowners, Senor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, GusGrille at the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort and the Caribbean Club, all near mile markers 103 and 104. Tables fill quickly, so partiers are advised to arrive early. For additional information, visitwww.keylargofire works.com.IslamoradaRevelers in Islamorada can find appealing activities as well. Cheeca Lodge & Spa, mile marker 82 oceanside, is staging a New Years Eve celebration and midnight fireworks display. Attractions include live music, dancing on the beach and a gourmet dinner. For more information, costs and reservations, call (305) 517-4580.Big Apple has nothing on our islandsNEW YEARS EVE Sushi the drag queen captures everyones attention every year as she drops to Duval Street in a red high-heeled show. CNN usually is there documenting it. 31st AnnualSaturday, January 18, 2014 9am4pmSAN PEDRO CHURCH GARDENSMile Marker 89.1 US1 Plantation Key, Florida KeysVariety of Live EntertainmentRefreshments Specialty Food BoothsRaffle Artist's Palette of Colorful ArtFree Admission & Shuttle BusParking at Coral Shores High School. Onsite parking $5 donation.NO PARKING ON RIGHT-OF-WAYUS 1305-360-8556 www.ArtUnderTheOaks.com

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The official website of the Keynoter and Reporter Newspapers Hustlecons audiences into laughsBy RENE RODRIGUEZrrodriguez@MiamiHerald.comAmerican Hustle, rated R, 138 minutes, playing in Tavernier and Key West.Everyone in American Hustle is lying and scheming and conning and plotting. Whenever someone stops to actually tell the truth, disaster almost always follows. This is a lively, genial comedy about hucksterism as the American dream about people doing what they want and going after what they want, and sorry if you happen to be in their way. Director David O. Russell (The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook), who co-wrote the script with Eric Warren Singer, uses the 1970s Abscam scandal, which resulted in the convictions of 19 politicians, as a very loose springboard for his own merry tale of an FBI sting operation gone wrong. The movie opens with the title card Some of this actually happened, letting you know from the start the film is not intended as a history lesson. Nor should it be taken very seriously. Russells loosest, most playful film to date, American Hustle is an unexpectedly funny take on a serious subject, told through the eyes of five protagonists. Irving (Christian Bale) is a pot-bellied scammer with an elaborate combover who supplements his income from his Laundromat by selling stolen paintings on the black market and fleecing desperate businessmen with fake investment opportunities. Sydney (Amy Adams) is his partner in crime, a shrewd businesswoman who adopts a fake British accent, passes herself off as royalty to gain their targetstrust and uses her beauty as a sleight-of-hand distraction (every dress she owns seems designed to show off her cleavage). Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) is Irvings unhappy wife, a shrill and demanding woman who refuses to grant him a divorce (he legally adopted her son) and is prone to setting their home on fire by accident. Shes the loose cannon who is capable of bringing down the whole operation. Richie (Bradley Cooper) is an FBI agent chasing after grandeur and fame: After he busts Irving and Sydney during one of their small-time scams, he forces them to cooperate with him and go after bigger fish or else get sent to prison. And Carmine (Jeremy Renner) is the New Jersey mayor who is trying to do the best for his constituents by turning Atlantic City into a gambling paradise. Russell lays out the intricacies of the covert operation cleanly and clearly, but its the characters, not the sting, that interest him the most. Every performance in American Hustle is one to relish: Theyre the reason the movie will endure. Bale, too often cast as brooding, tortured men, is terrific as Irving, who quietly suffers his wifes indignities, is often in a state of quiet exasperation (watch how hes constantly fiddling with his aviator glasses) and is frightened by the way the sting operation keeps growing. Hes not a violent man; he has an aversion to danger and hes not interested in going after big shots. Hes content feeding off little fish. Adams exudes brains and sex appeal as Bales partner and potential soul mate: She admits she doesnt understand why shes attracted to him but she falls for him hard, and when he refuses to leave his wife for the sake of his son, it breaks her heart. Coopers vain, hot-tempered FBI agent, who isnt above beating up his boss (a hilarious Louie CK) to get what he needs, becomes the movies de facto villain in a story where he should be the hero. His greed and aggressiveness are off-putting, and hes so blinded by the potential career boost that awaits him if he pulls off the operation, hes too distracted to realize when he, too, is being conned. American Hustle carries a distinct Scorsese vibe, from its use of voiceover narration from multiple characters which gives you different points of view on the same situation to Russells plentiful use of period pop songs on the soundtrack (the way he conveys the quiet menace of high-ranking mobsters smacks strongly of Goodfellas). But Russell uses music differently, allowing certain songs to drown out the dialogue in some scenes to make us feel the charactersinner states of mind. Donna Summers I Feel Love conveys the uptight Richies much-needed loosening-up: It allows the tightly wound agent a brief respite of sheer abandon. Elton Johns Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is beautifully used to depict the myriad relationships among the main characters the first time they are all together, each of them playing a facade but aware of the truth. And Paul McCartney & Wings Live and Let Die is the soundtrack for Rosalyns furious payback for her husbands adultery (and also the accompaniment for some amusingly angry bit of house cleaning). Russell has great fun decking out his characters in garish s clothes and hairdos and he places his camera entirely at the service of his actors, eschewing show-off style for closeups and zooms. Best of all, the movie which can be vulgar pulls a massive con on the audience that you wont see coming no matter how hard you look.Comedy recalls Abscam politics scandal of sFILM REVIEW Amy Adams and Christian Bale start in American Hustle,a hilarious riff on 1970s political corruption.Study: Most U.S. silent films lostThe vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th Century art form to all but disappear, according to a new study. The Library of Congress conducted the first comprehensive survey of silent films over the past two years and found 70 percent are believed to be lost. Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films made in America between 1912 and 1930, the survey found only 14 percent still exist in their original format. About 11 percent of the films that survive only exist as foreign versions or on lower-quality formats. During the rise of silent films between 1912 and 1929 before network radio or television going to the movies became the most popular form of entertainment. Movie-theater attendance in United States averaged 46 million admissions per week in the 1920s in a country of 116 million people, according to the report. Historian and archivist David Pierce, who conducted the study for the library, said few defunct art forms have the resonance of silent films. Its a lost style of storytelling, and the best of the films are as effective with audiences today as they were when they were initially released, he said. When you take away dialogue from a narrative story, it actually puts quite a challenge upon the creative people involved to tell the story entirely in a visual fashion. And its that limitation, I think, which makes the films so effective. Notable films now considered lost include Cleopatra from 1917, The Great Gatsby from 1926, Lon Chaneys London After Midnight from 1927 and The Patriot from 1928. Films featuring early stars, including Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford still exist. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Library of Congress and other archives have been preserving early films for decades. But the study notes that for every classic that survives, a half dozen have been lost. Nitrate film stocks vulnerability to fire and deterioration contributed to the losses, along with the movie industrys practice of neglecting or destroying prints and negatives, Pierce wrote. Of the major film studios, MGM stood out for its early work to preserve silent films. The studio also held Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz in its collection and found ongoing commercial value in old films with theatrical re-releases and TV distribution, Pierce said. So the studio invested in its film library, unlike any other, and saved 113 silent films it produced or distributed. MGM also gave prints and negatives to archives, primarily the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. Now, 68 percent of the studios silent films still survive.At the same time, Paramount Pictures, the early dominant movie studio, stands out for how few of its 1,222 silent-era features survive. The study noted Paramount had no preservation program until the 1980s, and now only 29 percent of its silent-era titles or fragments can be located.Few if any other films will be found in movie studio vaults.Great Gatsby and Cleopatra are among themBy BRETT ZONGKERAssociated PressFILM HISTORY 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 12/27 -THURS.1/2 Wolf of WallStreet (R)12:15; 4:00; 7:45Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG)1:35; 4:20; 7:15; 9:55Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug(PG-13)11:55; 3:20*; 6:45; 10:10*; Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG13)1:50; 4:35; 7:20: 10:05American Hustle (R)12:45; 3:50; 6:55: 10:00* denotes showtime is 3D

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, December 28, 2013The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 812879 NOTICE OF ACTION SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR THE COUNTY OF MONROE CASE NO. 2013CC90M MARK T. BENTON, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN PERSONS, NATURAL OR OTHERWISE, WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS XXX, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSE(S), HEIR(S), DEVISEE(S), GRANTEE(S), JUDGMENT CREDITOR, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR QUIET TITLE TO: UNKNOWN PERSONS, NATURAL OR OTHERWISE, WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY IN UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSE(S), HEIR(S), DEVISEE(S), GRANTEE(S), JUDGMENT CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following personal property in Monroe County, Florida: Tandem axle boat trailer, gross vehicle weight 5,000 pounds, model # AAL20-22T; Vehicle ID #: 40ZBA2213P099245, manufactured by R&R Unlimited on November 4, 2002. has been filed against unknown persons, natural or otherwise, their unknown spouse(s), heir(s), devisee(s), grantee(s), judgment creditors, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against them and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff: Mark T. Benton 301 9th Street Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 on or before January (month), 13th (day), 2014 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint to Quiet Title. Dated: December 9, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk DATED this 29th day of November, 2013. Mark T. Benton Published December 14, 21, 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 821680 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 14th DAY of JANUARY 2014 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Lots 5, 6 and 7, Block 1, Revised Plat of Riviera Village, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 80, of the Public Records of Monroe, County, Florida. commonly known as 105045 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 ( the "Pro p ert y ) (py) Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORIDA, INC, Plaintiff VS. MODEH ANI, LLC; PITA ETC USA CORP; BILL FERNS; FREDA HADID-FERNS; VALLARTA MEXICAN SEAFOOD; CHENEY BROS., INC; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; GLORBAL RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES, INC; UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA-000746-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 25th day of NOVEMBER, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published December 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 821681 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: CAK08611 U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE WMALT 2007-OA2 TRUST Plaintiff, vs. JARRED BISHOP, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 14, 2013, and entered in Case No. CAK08611 of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A S TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE WMALT 2007-OA2 TRUST, is Plaintiff, and JARRED BISHOP, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 02 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: On the Island of Key West and known as Lot Nine (9) of Square Nineteen (19), of a Re-subdivision of Squares 17, 18, 19, 20 and part of Squares 21 and 23, Tract Twenty (20), Plat recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 10, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 25 day of November, 2013. A my Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE WMALT 2007-OA2 TRUST c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the p rovision of certain p assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published December 21, 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 821682 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2012-CA-001085P DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2005-A2, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-B UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JANUARY 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. MARGARET THOMPSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; AND TENANT N/K/A G.W. DEPAUL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 4, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA001085P of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County,Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 8 day of April, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCK 2, LARGO SOUND PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 111 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Cheryl Alfonso 302 Fleming Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-3423 DATED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA THIS 6 DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 Jennifer Settoon AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published December 21, 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 821684 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 4 day of February, 2014 at 11:00 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described properties situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Private Dwelling No. PC-95A, in PUMPKIN CAY CONDOMINIUM NO. 10, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 577, at Page 77, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida Property Address: 95 Snapper Lane, Unit A Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-36 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-36, Plaintiff, vs. PETER SILVERMAN; SANDRA SILVERMAN; et al. Defendant(s). PUMPKIN CAY CONDOMINIUM APARTMENTS NO. 10, INC. Cross-Plaintiff, vs. PETER SILVERMAN; SANDRA SILVERMAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. AND JOHN DOE, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION, Cross-Defendants. And the Docket Number of which is No.: 12-CA-1375-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 9 day of December, 2013. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud Law Group 9100 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 400 Miami, FL 33156 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Published December 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 822909 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-231-K IN RE: ESTATE OF KIT ROBERTS, SR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration is pending in the estate of KIT ROBERTS, SR. deceased, File Number 2013-CP-231-K by the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The decedents date of death was May 11, 2013. The name of the representative of the estate and her attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. 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 was December 21, 2013, in the Florida Keys Keynoter. Person Giving Notice: DEBRA ROBERTS A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: Samuel J. Kaufman Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email Designation for service: sam@samkaufmanlaw.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published December 21, 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 823983 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 8th day of January 2014, at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit Week 29 in Condominium Unit No. B5 of Florida Bay Club of Key Largo, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded in Official Record Book 871, Page 1215, in the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all amendments thereto, if any from 12:00 noon on the first day until 12:00 noon of the last day of the Unit Week, as numbered and defined in the Declaration of Condominium, which estate is to be part of a succession of estates in consecutive and chronological order as described in the Declaration of Condominium, it being the intent of this instrument that each Unit Week shall be considered a separate estate held separately and independently by the owners thereof for and during the period of time assigned to the Unit Week in the Declaration of Condominium, each Unit Week being succeeded by the next unending succession governed by the Declaration of Condominium. A/K/A: 103500 Overseas Highway, Unit Week B5/29, Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: THE FLORIDA BAY CLUB CONDOMINIUM ASSOC., INC. Plaintiff VS. KENNETH E. HARTLEY; CHRISTINE C. HARTLEY Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA000012-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 13th day of NOVEMBER, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming as Interest In the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BECKER & POLIAKOFF, P.A. A ttorneys for Plaintiff Huntington Centre Corporate Park 2901 SW 149 Avenue, Suite 140 Miramar, Florida 33027 (954) 985-4102 (954) 987-5940 Fax Primary: MIRServiceMail@bec ker-poliakoff.com Published December 21, 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 830843 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 13-CA-000479-P JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY BRUCE DOUGLAS CLARKE, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 21, 2013, and entered in Case No.13-CA000479-P of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, is Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY BRUCE DOUGLAS CLARKE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the MONROE County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 15 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 17, Block 1, SUNSET POINT, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 81 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Tavernier, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 25th day of November, 2013. A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disabilit y who needs an y ac-

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.comThe Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: yy commodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published December 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 831150 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk Ad-Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January 2014, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: On The Island of Key West, And Known On William A. Whiteheads Map Of Said Island Delineated In February, A.D. 1829, As A Part Of Tract Twenty-Nine (29), But More Particularly Described By Metes And Bounds As Follows: Commencing At A Point On The Southeasterly Side Of Flagler Avenue Eleven Hundred Ninety-Seven (1197) Feet Distant Northeasterly From The Intersection Of The Southeasterly Side Of Flagler Avenue And The Northeasterly Side Of The Original Property Line Of White Street, Thence Run In A Southeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 90 Degrees 03 To The Right, A Distance Of One Hundred Seventy-Six Feet; Thence In A Northeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 90 Degrees 3 To The Left A Distance Of Three Hundred (300) Feet And Establish A Point of Beginning On Johnson Street; Thence Run In A Northwesterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 89 Degrees 57 To The Left, A Distance of Eighty-Eight (88) Feet; Thence In A Northeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 89 Degrees 57 To The Right, A Distance Of Sixty-Three (63) Feet; Thence In A Southeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 90 Degrees 03 To The Right A Distance Of Eighty-Eight (88) Feet; Thence In A Southwesterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 89 Degrees 57 To The Right A Distance Of Sixty-Three (63) Feet Back To The Point of Beginning. also known as: 1525 JOHNSON ST.; KEY WEST, FL 33040 Pursuant to CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND REFORMATION OF DEED entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ING BANK, FSB Plaintiff VS. SUSAN ROSTEIN, et.al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2010-CA-717-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of December 2013 Amy Heavilin, Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming as interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published December 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter100830073-01Ad# 834760 ATTENTION XFINITY CUSTOMERS: On, or around, January 29, 2014, customers in MiamiDade, Broward and Monroe Counties: Oxygen Channel 123, will only be available with a subscription to Digital Starter. Call 1-800-XFINITY (934-6489) with any questions. GENERAL INFORMATION *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. A minimum subscription to Digital Starter is required to subscribe to Digital Preferred and/or the Sports Entertainment Pack. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com. Published December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 835261 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/10/2014, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. JNKCA31A41T004750 2001 INFINITI Published December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 837006 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/15/2014, 09:00 am at 5590 3RD AVENUE KEY WEST, FL 33040, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. JKBVNCA1XSA004298 1995 KAWASAKI JNKBV61E67M703448 2007 INFINITI RFGBS1BJ26SBL0132 2006 SAYY Published December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 837031 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/15/2014, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1991 2GTEC19K7M1518477 GMC 1991 DUY25104F091 DUY 1991 2B4GK25KXMR200620 DODGE 2000 MCC0207BG0000002G MAGGARD 2006 2T1BR32E76C708270 TOYOTA Published December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 835825 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Painting Paradise located at P.O. Box 500082, in the County of Monroe in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Michael Ayer, Owner Published December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 835894 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Daves Painting Service located at 4590 Overseas Highway, in the County of Monroe in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. David J. Johnson Owner Published December 28, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST SMALL BLACK PURSE "Paris" on the front. In Marathon. Very sentimental value! PLEASE call 289-3007 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841 AtlanticViewLotMM53 60x 1103rdStKeyColonyBeach OceanView.Buildnow! $199,000440-503-4273 cuinthekeys@yahoo.comCANAL FRONT! 2 BR / 2 BA MM 99 O/S, dockage available. Water, electric & cable included. $1600 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495Houseforrent 4bedroom2 bathhouseforrentin Marathon.$3500.00amonth needfirstandlastmonthsto movein.904-397-0410MARATHON 3/3 unfurn home walking distance to Sombrero Beach! W/D, huge fenced yard. Small pet OK. No smkg. $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. 305-610-8002TAVERNIERSEASONAL RENTAL MM92,CANAL VIEW2/1.5,QUIET,CLOSE TOEVERYTHING954-2885570$2,000954-288-5570 adler4u@att.net 1/2Duplexforrent 2 bedroom,1bathroom1/2 duplexforrent.Newly remodeled.108455thAve Gulf,Marathon,Fl.First/Last/ SecurityNoutilitiesincluded. $1,200permonthCall weekdaysonly.305-743-7072 cdkwahoo@bellsouth.netA BEAUTIFUL 2/2 HOME in Marathon. Very pvt, close to beach. Protected parking. No smkg/pets. $1500/mo F/L/S. Yrly. 305-743-2969; 394-5297Marathon Canalfront Duplex 3/2 + large bonus room. W/D hookup, tile floors. 2 car offstreet parking. Available Jan 1, 2014. $1,400/mo + utils. F/L/S. 305-731-9591MM 90 waterfront w/ 40 dock Upstairs unfurn 2BR, 2BA with office. Cent air & heat. $1500 + utils. 305-522-6789 MARATHON 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA Unfurnished condo. $1500/mo. F/L/S. Call Barbara McKee CBSRE 305-289-6499 Executive Bay Club MM 87.2 2 BR, 2 BA townhouse. Unfurn. Pool, beach & tennis! Yearly rental. No pets. Call 1-305-495-8955 MARATHON 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 305-743-6519EffeciencyAptforRent One Bedroom/Fullbathefficiency forrent.Prvtgatedcommunity, prvtpool.Washer/dryer, coveredparking.Singleperson preferredconsidercouple. 800.00permonthnoutilities. CallBecky.616-875-7580 $800616-875-3223 dewind@iserv.netMM 101.7 OCEANSIDE Effcy apartment for single occupant. All utils included. $700/mo. First & Last. 451-4122 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 COMMERCIAL SPACE Key Largo ~Warehouse $500 15X28 WITH BATH ~Large Office $500 15X28 WITH BATH 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.OFFICE SPACE MM 98 Small office 10x15 $275 per mo. AC Space 10x15 $275 per mo. Call ( 305) 522-6598CPA SUMMERLAND KEY FOR ESTABLISHED FIRM. EMAIL RESUME TO tara@keyscpa.com Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. BOAT YARD: General & mechanical maintenance, fiberglass & gel coat repairs. Must have drivers license. Marathon area. 305-434-5473 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY OPENHOUSESaturday,Dec.28,1pm-4pm Sunday,Dec.29,11am-2pmOrcallforprivateshowing58477MortonStreet GrassyKey $2,950,000 Protecteddockage,pool& tennishighlightthisGulf frontgatedestatewith stunninginterior.LoriBender,CDPE PremierePlusRealty239-234-0387 hasanopeningfora FULL-TIMETELLER inMarathonAsaTelleratIBERIABANK,youwillbetheinitial contacttoourvaluedclients.Youwillgreet branchvisitors,performtellertransactions, balancecashitemsandhandleforeigncurrency. Youmustenjoyworkingwithpeopleandhave strongcustomerserviceskills.Oneyearcash handingexperiencepreferred.Pleasevisitourcareercenterat www .iberiabank.com EEO/M/F/D/V DISTRIBUTIONSYSTEMOPERATORThe FloridaKeysAqueductAuthority is lookingforaDistributionSystemOperatorto performentry-level,semi-skilledwork, involvingtherepairandmaintenanceof FKAAwaterdistributionandtransmission systems.Employeesmustensuresafeworkingconditions,maintainwaterflow,andtestthewatersupply. Qualifications:H.S.diplomaorGED;supplementedby1yr previousexperienceand/ortrainingasapipefitterwithapublic utility,constructioncomp,orplumbingcomp.Musthaveavalid FLCDL"A"licensew/in12mosofhiredate.Mustobtaina FDEPLevel3licensew/in18mosofhiredate.SalaryRange $38,726.-$57,051.,withexcellentbenefits. Location:UpperKeys.Applyonlineatwww.fkaa.com Deadline:5:00p.m.on01/03/13.EEO/VPE/ADA NOTICE OFINTENTTO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD V ALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida ("the County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments, for the cost of providing certain wastewater capital improvements and connections, to be levied within the unincorporated area of Monroe County encompassing the Stock Island, Key Haven, Big Coppitt, LowerSugarloaf through Big Pine Key, No Name Key, Long Key, Duck Key (excluding Indies Islands) and three (3) parcels on Boca Chica: RE # 122870-000000, 122880-000000 and 122890-000000 forthe fiscal year beginning on October1, 2014 and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, a t a public hearing to be held at 3:00 p.m. on January 16, 2014 in the Commission Chambers, Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. All interested persons are invited to attend. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADAASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1. Dated at Key West, Florida this 11 th day of December, 2013. AMYHEAVILIN, Clerk and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published Keynoter 12/21/13, 12/28/13, 1/4/14 and 1/11/14 GET RESULTSWith Keynoter Classifieds 743-5551

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, December 28, 2013The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CHARTER FISHING MATE Marathon. Experienced. Call Bob, 305-393-2652 HOUSEKEEPERS Marathon. Saturdays. Seasonal welcome Call 305-743-8446 Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Full Time Experienced Line Cook Maintenance Technician 1 Front Desk Clerk Variable Shifts Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceFront desk agent P/T evening hrs 20-30/wk. Available immediately. Must have computer skills. Bi-lingual a plus. Apply in person: 7050 O/S Hwy, Marathon. No phone calls.HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATE for condo rentals in KCB. Must have customer service, office, computer experience. Parttime. Email resume and qualifications to: admin@marathonresort.com HOUSEKEEPER for small resort in Long Key. Dependable and able to work weekends. Must be able to speak & understand English. Please call 305-664-4740 daily between 9-5 or email info@limetreebayresort.com HOUSEKEEPER 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 33037HousekeepingSupervisor Lookingforanenergetic individualasaHousekeeping Supervisor.Musthaveatleast 2yearsofhousekeeping experienceinahospitality environment.Mustspeak English,haveavaliddrivers license,andagooddriving record.Pleasesendresume toKeysCaribbeanat(305)647 -0735oremailto resmr@keyscaribbean.com. Nophonecallsplease.MARATHON MOTEL Front Desk Opening. Evenings & weekends. English required. Call (305) 393-6049CONDO MANAGERPart Time Twenty unit condominium seeks part time administrator to assist the Board of Directors in general management activities. An in-depth knowledge of concrete building maintenance and repair is an essential and primary requirement of this position. Please respond with a brief summary of experience and salary requirements. Reply to Box A6, c/o Keynoter, PO Box 158, Marathon, FL 33050 THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION currently seeks a flexible person to fill its vacancy in Monroe County: Early Learning Specialist Eligibility/Child Care Resource & Referral. Experience in eligibility, early care and education desirable; Bi-lingual strongly preferred. This position will serve the Lower and Middle Keys; travel required 2 days per week between offices. Please forward resumes to mwilliams@elcmdm.org by Monday, December 30th. Driftwood Pizza & Subs now hiring Cooks. Will train. Apply within: 10875 O/S Hwy. Marathon F/T DISHWASHER Also Prep Cook. Great Pay! Apply in person Leigh Anns Coffee House, 301 Sadowski Causeway, KCB. 743-2001 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. Now Hiring, Part & Full Time: Servers with experience, Bussers, and Dishwashers. Apply in person to Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. NOW HIRING: SERVERS, LINE COOK & DISHWASHER Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon AUTO MECHANIC WANTED P/T Marathon. GREAT PAY! Please call for interview 305-360-1723 CAPTAIN WITH 50 TON USCG licence and instructor or dive master certification needed for Key Largo Dive Resort, PT or FT, only nonsmokers, clean cut professionals call (305) 394-4400 or email resume to: amyamoray@aol.com EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. HeavyEquipmentMechanic Marathon:DiscountRock& Sandislookingforaskilled HeavyEquipmentMechanic FullTime,Mon-Sat,familiar withKomatsu,Kobelco, Caterpillar,JohnDeere,and Mustangbrandmachines. Bilingualaplus.Pleasecallfor interview,Mon-Fri8:30am4:30pm.305-743-5680 DISCOUNTROCKANDSAND @YAHOO.COMNOW HIRING DRIVERS F/T & P/T. Hourly pay plus tips and mileage. Please apply in person, 5105 Overseas Hwy, Marathon 19 Wellcraft Fishermen console, 65 HP Suzuki. with trailer, $4950, also 22 Aquasport, 115 Yamaha, trailer, $5450. 309-678-7744, 23 FORMULA "B" BRACKET 200 HP YAMAHA $6800. (305) 852-1770 25.5 PURSUIT W/A, cabin, 225hp Evinrude + 20hp kicker autopilot, EXTRAS & trailer. $29K. 949-887-1334 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 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 33 Y&G C-Craft, Cat 420 HP, lobster crab ballyhoo, 3 stations, tower, stern puller, side longline boom. Well built, good cond. $35K. 305-664-1757 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.comLooking for extra money? Do you live on a canal with no boat? I need to rent a boat slip for 56 from now thru April. Prefer Marathon. Please call (269) 870-4861MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 PONTOON BOAT TRAILER Fits 25 & up. Galv., tandem axel, new tires,new spare, new bunks, led lights, new springs, like new! $1895. 305-360-3247 SHRINK WRAP FLORIDA Boats, Auto and Home Protection. Mobile Unit. Call for free est. (786) 277-2245 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2004 DODGE RAM HEMI Clean, great truck! Must see. Call 305-743-7705 WOW LOOK !!! DelivertheYPRealYellowPagesFloridaKeysandKeyWest,FLAreas FT/PT,Dailywork,getpaidin72hrs Mustbe18orolder,havedrivers licenseandinsuredvehicle(800)422-1955CallformoreinfoMon-Fri8:00AM4:30PM Oremailusatdeliverphonebooksse@directrac.comMentiondesiredarea EarnExtraMoney ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,andcompetitivewages areoffered.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PartTime&FullTime Houseman Housekeeper Groundsman MaintenancePerson ExperiencePreferred MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 CityofMarathonMulti-CertifiedBuildingInspectorPleaseseewebsiteforjobdescriptionwww.ci.marathon.fl.us POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits. ClientAdvocateAssistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.MarathonJob#257.BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit. PartTime#252 Fulltime#323 ProgramCoordinator,PersonalGrowthCenter, Marathon.#354 Providesdailysupervisionofstaffandmonitorsservice deliverytoadultsinthePsychosocialRehabilitationDay Program.BA/BSrequired. DriverMarathon#400 Maintainsanddrivesvanstotransportclients. CDLw/passengerendorsementrequired.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. L L oveRetail? Wanttoworkinafunenvironment?Wanttohavebenefitsincluding health,vacationandprofitsharing?Pleasefaxyourresumeto 453-9604orcall453-9144SeekingPT/FTDay/Night/WeekendSandalFactory/T-ShirtCityMM102MM82MM50MM4 ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288100830303-01 ELECTRIC Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 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 WOW LOOK !!! WindsweptA/C&Appliances"ShutYourWindows ShutYourDoors, YouAin'tGonnaBeHotNoMore!"LicCAC056989.289-1748 CABINETS KITCHENKORNER RealWoodCabinetsat ParticleBoardPrices! CallFRED'SBEDS MARATHON743-7277 T T IKIHUTS NEW&REPAIR 305-664-0009 Lic#CYC00000002 FLKEYSEXPRESSSHUTTLEWiFi,PrivateSUV,Limo&Luxury VanAvail.WecovertheKeys,MIA, FLLAirports&CruiseShipPorts.www.floridakeysexpressshuttle.com;fkes2011@gmail.com 305-743-7454 DG Cleaning Service Call anytime! Reasonable prices. Houses, vacation rentals, offices. Lic & Ins. 731-9817 or 942-1171