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Thats $37,399 per square foot.The last time the 26-acre island was assessed, the figure was $7.11 million, said James Gale, a GIS technician with the Monroe County Property Appraisers Office.Anyone can put a price tag on anything, he said. The asking price apparently isnt only for the 5,000-square-foot, threebedroom main house; the marina; the dockmasters apartment; two cottages for caretakers; a separate threebedroom home at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club; and tennis courts surrounded by nothing but foliage directly in the middle of Pumpkin Key that doubles as a helicopter pad.It appears development potential is also a large factor. Pumpkin Key has 16 separate lots, but just two are built upon, meaning there are 14 to be had. A Russell Post Sothebys image shows they would be cut in just about even sizes, with most on the water but some on dry lots. The Wall Street Journal reported that Pumpkin Key was bought in 1973 by George A. Barry III, who made a fortune running a company that manufactured tools. His wife Jane is from the Morton Salt family. But Gale said his records show the last time it was purchased was in 1985, for $810,000.It appears there wasnt so much a sale as a company created, Terra Cotta Realty Inc., to take over the property.Terra Cottas incorporation papers show Thomas Hayward Jr. and George A. Berry IV are principals in it. Berry apparently is son of George III, who died in 2010, and Hayward is the chairman of TC Industries, the tool manufacturing company Berry ran.NORTH KEY LARGOPhoto courtesy RUSSELL POST SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONALPumpkin Key can be yours for a cool $110 million.26-acre island, assessed at $7.11M, off Ocean Reef Club goes on marketKeynoter StaffBoard: No to Biscayne planShrink or move a proposed limited-fishing zone in Biscayne National Park, the Monroe County Commission told the parks superintendent Wednesday in Key Largo. The prototype Special Recreation Zone, covering about 24 square miles of Atlantic Ocean waters north of Key Largo, would ban nearly all commercial fishing and impose a quota system on recreational fishing if approved.Closing 40 percent of reef in Biscayne National Park is a big deal, David Ritz, director of the Ocean Reef Com munity Associa tion, said to commissioners. This is not a small experiment; its a big experiment.Commissioners agreed, deciding to send a resolution to the National Park Service that states the county boards opposition to Alternative 6, apparently the preferred option for Biscayne National Parks updated management plan. Biscayne Superintendent Brian Carlstrom said the Special Recreation Zone was drafted after strong opposition an earlier proposal for a no-take marine reserve covering about 16 square miles. The state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission disliked the no-take zone but indicated it would be willing to try the Special Recreation Zone concept. This protects more corals and more threatened species, Carlstrom said, while balancing preservation and ensuring access. We want to protect resources but we also like to address issues that constituents bring to our attention, Commissioner George Neugent said. For the time being, we are opposed to Alternative 6 because of the effect it has on some of our constituents. The Special Recreation Zone is not palatable to Monroe County, Mayor Sylvia Murphy said, and [the zone] is a big part of Alternative 6. Public comment on the parks draft management plan closed Thursday. The National Park Service now will review comments before returning with its proposal for a final plan in several months. The suggested recreation zone lies north of Monroe County, but closing the marine area of 4 by 6 miles to most fishing could concentrate fishing into a relatively small area between Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, lying near Ocean Reef on North Key Largo, critics said. It will push many anglers into about five square miles of water, said Russell Fisher of Ocean Reef. That will create stress on the fish in that area far in excess of what exists today. Fishermen moved from the special zone are not going to stop fishing, Ritz said. The fishing pressure will simply relocate south to the reefs in Monroe County. As envisioned by the Park Service, the experimental Special Recreation Zone would allow fishing permits to 70 charter guides and 430 individual anglers. Park managers compare it to a quota used for hunting.Superintendent gets an earful, mostly negativeOUR FISHERIESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comWindsurfer search ongoingThe U.S. Coast Guard on Friday focused its search for a missing Cuban windsurfer to Atlantic waters off Islamorada.Two Cuban migrants who windsurfed across the Florida Straits to the Keys this week said they had made the trip with a third man, the one missing as of Friday. Henry Negrin, 24, arrived Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. on the beach at the Reach Resort on the Atlantic end of Simonton Street in Key West, according to a city police report. Negrin told Officer Darnell Sealy that he and the two others left Jibacoa, Cuba, for the United States around 9 a.m. that morning. Negrin was treated at Lower Keys Medical Center for blisters on his hands, then turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Pro tection for processing.Following Negrins arrival, the Coast Guard launched its search for the two others. Thursday, a boater found a man Negrin identified as Dwarta, 23, floating on a windsurfing board off Big Pine Key. Dwarta was suffering from exposure when picked up.His location has the Coast Guard now focusing on Islamorada as the likely location for the third man based on tides and currents. Negrin identified that man as Amando, 28.If hes still on that board, then his chance of surviving increases significantly, said Coast Guard Ensign Peter Bermont.He said that since Tuesday, the overall search with boats and planes had 20 specific searches covering more than 8,000 nautical miles.Cuban migration is governed by the so-called wetfoot, dry-foot policy, which says migrants interdicted at sea are sent back while those that make it to land can stay and pursue citizenship.One makes land, one is locatedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comON THE WATERNautical market clogs U.S. 1 this weekendPeople planning to travel through Islamorada this weekend, be aware: The 19th annual Nautical Flea Market put on by the Upper Keys Rotary will seriously clog U.S. 1 around mile marker 87.Hours for the market at Founders Park are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Its one of the biggest events in the Keys, so long traffic delays are expected both days, especially around the opening and closing times.The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says the delays will be compounded by the nearby Snake Creek drawbridge, which will operate under its usual schedule, opening on the hour each hour to allow boat traffic through.Parking near Founders Park will be a challenge, so consider parking at Coral Shores High School at mile marker 90. A free shuttle will take people to the event grounds.The boating and marine bazaar attracts thousands shoppers of all ages and interests. Most are aficionados, craftsmen and hobbyists who return each year to comb the more than 200 vendor booths for secondhand and show-price deals on boats, boat parts, electronics, marine products, nautical gear and dock equipment. Clothing and accessories for waterborne sports and recreation also feature prominently.Admission to the open-air event is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. Be prepared for big delays through villageISLAMORADAKeynoter StaffVOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR Photo courtesy CARLOS, ALLISON ESTAPECarlos and Allison Estape of Islamorada have been named the Key Largo-based Reef Environmental Education Foundations volunteers of the year. They received the award for their continued participation in lionfish research and removals, and for collecting data on local fish populations. See Plan, 2A
A boater fell into the spinning propeller of a vessel Wednesday while trying to free the grounded boat from an oceanside flat near Islamorada. Robert Daigle, 37, of Fort Pierce suffered several deep lacerations to his left arm and shoulder, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report. At press time, Daigle remained at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami after extensive surgery. Our last information is that Mr. Daigle is out of surgery but still listed in critical condition, Officer Bobby Dube, an FWC spokesman, said Friday.Passengers aboard the 25foot boat told FWC Investigator Racquel Daniels that they ran aground in the late afternoon on a flat near Bud n Marys Marina, at mile marker 80 on the south end of Upper Matecumbe Key.Two hours later, a passing vessel helped pull the 1982 Renken open-fisherman vessel free. Currents apparently carried the boat aground again almost immediately, Dube said. Daigle decided to jump in the water and help push the vessel the flat, according to the FWC. Mr. Daigle was pushing from the stern of the vessel. The motor, a 200-horsepower inboard-outboard, was running and in gear when he fell forward onto the propeller. The U.S. Coast Guard and FWC responded to the emergency call at 6:30 p.m. Daigle was taken ashore by the Coast Guard and airlifted to Ryder. Boaters always must use extreme care around propellers, Dube said. Even if this only happens once, thats one time too many, he said. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, February 22, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8574 SUN.8374 MON.8272 TUES.8172 Forecast: Expect sunny conditions over the weekend with a slight chance of showers during the week.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. 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After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSFIRMs Middle Keys meeting is WednesdayFair Insurance Rates in Monroe, a grassroots group that works to prevent undeserved insurance-rate increases for Keys property owners, has its annual Middle Keys meeting planned for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center, mile marker 48.5 bayside.Heather Carruthers, a FIRM founder and its president who is also a county commissioner, and FIRM Executive Director Chic Wagner will provide an update on FIRMs recent activities and its 2014 legislative priorities (the state Legislatures 2014 session starts on March 4).Highlighted will be the status on the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act and FIRMs independent Windstorm Risk Remodeling and Analysis Initiative, which aims to have an accurate wind risk profile, essential to helping Keys policyholders identify possible alternatives to Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the states insurer of last resort.Citizens insures most Keys properties. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ VerbonS.Freemanage94,passed awayathishomeinWinterHaven,Florida on2/9/14,wherehelivedwithhisbeloved wifeof73years,Lorene.Verbwasborn 10/31/1919inArab,Alabama,theoldestof sixchildrenofM.S.andLillieB.Freeman.VerbwasaWWIIveteranservingasa Navysubmariner.Hewasabarberbytrade butwasalsoanaccomplishedmusician.He playedattheGrandOldOpryandwithmanybigbandsthrough thelatefortiesandearlyfiftiespreferringjazzandtheoldstandards.VerbandLorenemovedtoMarathonin1955withtheirchildren,Brent,Bruce,Karen,&Sharon.He&LoreneopenedaBarbershopatthecornerof26thstreetandlateropenedthefirstmusic storewheretheyofferedpiano&guitarlessons.Manyfamous peoplestoppedintothebarbershopforhaircuts-BurlIves,Frank Sinatra,HerbertHooverandPresidentTrumanjusttonameafew.InthesummermonthsbecauseitwassoslowinMarathon, VerbandhissonBrucesetupbarbershopconcessionsinYellowstoneNationalPark,sothefamilyspentfourmonthsofthe yearinMontana.Verbwasanoutstandingcitizenandcommunityleader.He wasamemberofthefirstFishermensHospitalBoard,member oftheMasonicLodgeandbeinganavidsailorbecameinvolved withthePowerSquadron.Heandseveralothersstartedasailing clubinthecommunityforchildrentolearnthejoyofsailing.Inlateryears,VerbwasPresidentoftheQuarterbackClub whichwasformedtoraisemoneyfortheMHSfootballfield. Hewasalsopersuadedtostartagymnasticsclasstoteachthe cheerleaderssomenewroutines.Hisearliercircusexperience cameinhandywiththisendeavor. ExercisewasabigpartofVerbslife.Heworkedoutfive timesaweekandcontinuedthisscheduleuntilafewmonths beforehispassing. Helovedfastcars,motorcycles,andairplanes.Livinginthe Keystheairplanecameinhandyforfamilyvacations.When hurricaneDonnahitin1960,Verbusedtheplanetotransport peopleandsuppliesbackandforthfromthemainlanduntilthe roadsandbridgeswerereopened. OvertheyearsVerbbuiltfourboats.GrowingupinAlabama hedreamedofonedaysailingaroundtheworld.Withhislast boatGuitarhefulfilledhisdream.HeandLorenecruisedfor 17yearstravelingtoEurope,theCaribbean,SouthAmerica, throughthePanamaCanal,theGalapagosIslands,uptheEast CoastacrosstheGreatLakesandintoCanadaandmanymore excursions.Manyfamilyandfriendswerefortunateenoughto jointhemonsomeoftheseadventures. VerbandLoreneweredevotedtotheirfamilyandbecause theybothlovedtotravel,oncetheirsailingdayswereover,they begantravelingbymotorhomeacrosstheUnitedStatesvisitingfriendsandfamily.Aftermanyyears,Verbfinallypublishedhisbook(withthe helpofLorenesnotesandgoodfriendBoJohnston)-thispast yearandaptlynameditASAILORSDREAMFULFILLED.VerbisprecededindeathbyhisparentsM.S.andLillieFreeman,brothersLowellandLamarFreeman,asisterJuneFreemanFranklin,sonsBrentFreemanandBruceFreeman. VerbissurvivedbyhislovingwifeLorene;daughtersKaren Mercier(husbandMark)ofMarionNC;SharonBossert(husbandMike)ofMarathon,FL;daughter-in-lawNormaFreeman ofDunlap,TN;grandchildrenRonnieFreemanofMarathon, FL;MichaelFreemanofMarathon,FL;MarkHoldingofDayton,OH;RaymondMercierofMarion,NC;GreatgrandchildrenBrentFreeman,BrandonFreeman,KyleFreeman,Tyler Holding,andAlexisHolding.SisterBettyFreemanEllison (husbandRobert)ofDallas,GA;brotherHaroldFreeman(wife Linda)ofGuntersville,AL;alongwithnumerousniecesand nephewswhomheloveddearly. MarionNelsonFuneralHomeofLakeWales,FLhandled thefuneralarrangements.AMemorialServiceandCelebration ofLifewillbeheldatalaterdateinMarathon.IfyouwishtohonorthememoryofVerbslife,thefamilyis askingthatdonationsbemadetotheWoundedWarriorProject 4899BelfortRoadSuite#300,Jacksonville,FL32256 VerbonS.Freeman Details about how the permits would be awarded are still being developed. The zone, as proposed, would encompass the parks waters from Hawk Channel into the Atlantic, with the southern border east of Broad Creek and running to Elliot Key. Fisher said the zones southern border should be moved north of Caesars Creek, opening the waters around Pacific Reef Light. The countys comment will include that specific recommendation. Upper Keys commercial fishermen have opposed the Park Services plan over concerns of losing fishing areas and pushing more Miami boats south. The National Parks Conservation Association opposes the Special Recreation Zone, preferring the smaller no-take reserve. Our major problem with this is there are no scientific claims this will work, said Caroline McLaughlin, NPCAs Biscayne specialist. Years of science show marine reserves work.County opposes Biscayne planFrom Plan, 1A A 19-year-old homeless man was jailed on Stock Island on Wednesday for allegedly molesting two children on Stock Island. Jason McCain was arrested Feb. 10 in Broward County and taken back to the Keys this week. Hes being held on $200,000 bond, charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of children. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office said McCain was caring for the kids, ages 6 and 7, at various times. In December, one of them told her mother McCain molested her, Deputy Becky Herrin said. A short time later, the second childs mother called the Sheriffs Office to report she believed McCain also molested her son. McCain was arrested ion Bertha Street in Key West on Nov. 19, charged with burglary. He apparently pleaded out to trespassing.McCain accused of abusing two young childrenCRIME FRONTMan jailed on molestation chargesKeynoter Staff McCAINMan cut up by boat propAfter surgery, his condition still criticalISLAMORADACode Board member arrestedThe Marathon City Council will have one fewer application to consider when it fills two open slots on the citys Code Compliance Board on Tuesday. Longtime member Alun Stephen Pearson has withdrawn his name from consideration following a Feb. 7 arrest for allegedly forging signatures to obtain a duplicate title for a boat belonging to a 70-year-old Tavares man with dementia. Pearson is charged with felony fraud and passing a counterfeited instrument related to the incident, which took place in October. Pearson was appointed to the Code Compliance Board in 2007 and has been subsequently reappointed. His term ends on March 1 and he had applied for reappointment.According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, last July 25, Pearson applied for a duplicate title at the Monroe County Tax Collectors Office in Marathon. It was for a 1979 Chris Craft boat belonging to Barth olomew and Joan Sanfilippo.The Sheriffs Office says Pearson presented two durable power of attorneys to clerk Karen Crutchfield that bore the names and apparent signatures of the Sanfilippos. Both of their names were on the title as registered owners. The forms also bore the notary stamp of Jeanette Pelletier, who is Pearsons former office manager. On Aug. 5, a duplicate title was issued and mailed to Pearsons Marathon Auto Air & Electric business at U.S. 1 and 25th Street. On Dec. 3, the Sheriffs Office contacted Joan Sanfilippo, who told police she never signed any power of attorney and does not know who Pearson is. She also told police that Bartholomew has dementia and has been in a treatment facility since October 2013. Both Joan Sanfilippo and her daughter, Tammi Dewerff, told police that signatures on the power-ofattorney forms were forged, citing multiple discrepancies. In a Feb. 3 interview, Pearson told police he didnt remember applying for the duplicate title at the Tax Collectors Office, despite being told that Crutchfield identified him in a photo lineup as the person that turned in the forged documents. Februarys arrest was not the first run-in with the law for Pearson. In 2005, he was charged with voter fraud for providing false voter registration information, and felony fraud for voting as an unqualified voter. In 2007, Pearson was arrested for misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief stemming from an incident outside the On Time Taxi office at 2218 Overseas Highway. He reportedly shoved a female On Time employee after alleging that one of her employees had stolen his trailer from an adjacent storage property.Pearson accused of forgery in boat-title caseBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCRIME FRONTState slams adult educationPreliminary findings released by state auditors on Feb. 19 indicate year-overyear improvement in how the Monroe County School District handles finances and operations, but problems remain in the Adult Education Department. That department is the old province of Monique Acevedo, a former district administrator serving prison time for stealing more than $400,000 from the district, largely in cash tuition payments for classes. Our review of 969 hours reported for 10 students enrolled in 38 adult general education classes disclosed contact hours were overreported by a total of 292 hours for eight students in 38 classes, the state Auditor Generals Office wrote. The errors occurred because students enrolled in different classes that met at the same time and the district over-reported hours for classes the students did not attend. Given the number of errors, the full extent of the class hours over-reported was not readily available. I dont understand that, School Board member John Dick said. When you really look at those numbers, it could be an astounding amount. I dont understand why it cant be corrected. He and board member Ed Davidson agreed that it might be time to consider dropping adult education. If we cant correct it, lets unload it, Dick said. Davidson referenced Acevedos downfall, which also saw the conviction of Moniques husband Randy, the former elected superintendent. He was convicted of official misconduct for helping cover up his wifes theft and sentenced to three years of probation. Adult education was the focus of the Acevedo scandal, Davidson said. My lord, if we cant do this right, we should get out of this business.This is the second year in a row state auditors found fault with recordkeeping in the Adult Education Department.Superintendent Mark Porter said theres no need to dispense with adult ed because strong leadership has corrected the problem. When the previous audit findings came out, there really was no opportunity to correct it, he said. But for the 2013-14 year, that finding has been corrected. Were confident that finding will be removed in the next audit. There are a total of nine findings in the audit, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. Thats down from 19 in the previous fiscal year and a five-year high of 26 findings in 2010. I think were showing progress, Porter said. I dont want to sugarcoat things. We want that number to be zero. The district has 30 days to submit a response to the Auditor Generals Office, which will be included in the final document.Student hours and numbers over-reportedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS PEARSON www.Keys InfoNet.comKeynoter Staff
Key West Mayor Craig Cates on Wednesday delivered a generally positive state-of-the-city speech, although the focus fell not on $40 million in pending public projects but on the perceived politics around Commissioner Tony Yanizs effort to regulate the speechs timing.Following the speech, the commission took up a Yanizsponsored ordinance that, if approved, would have required the mayor to give the speech to all the citizens of Key West at a City Commission meeting no later than February of each year. The resolution failed on a 3-3 vote with Cates and commissioners Teri Johnston and Billy Wardlow dissenting. Yaniz and commissioners Clayton Lopez and Jimmy Weekley voted for it, and Commissioner Mark Rossi was absent.Yaniz said is goal was to ensure the speech goes out to the general public before it goes to civic groups such as the Rotary and neighborhood and homeowners associations.It was not meant as a slight to the mayor, Yaniz said. If this commission feels it should not be bound by that, I imagine the vote will go that way.We never gave this for 100 years, Cates said of the speech. I give state-of-thecities all year long if you want to call it that. Now I cant go speak to anybody until I give the official state of the city to the commission?Commissioner Teri Johnston said its an argument about semantics. Every time I walk out the door, I give the state of the city, she said. We have taken this time tonight to talk about semantics. I know everyone says this isnt political but look at the results. Is that really where were going to here or do we maybe have some more important issues like running the city and making this a better spot to live? Her comments were met with applause from the gallery at Old City Hall on Greene Street.Former four-term Key West Mayor Dennis Wardlow weighed in.Any of these groups that the mayor addresses, thats what the mayor is supposed to do, he said. Thats his job. Youve got to get out of this petty politics crap and get on with running the city. This resolution belongs in the shredder. As for the state of the city, Cates said his vision for 2014 is to keep our economy improving while at the same time improving our quality of life. You should be extremely proud. He laid out the citys full slate of development, including a $15.5 million new city hall and a $5 million Old Town fire station. Saturday, February 22, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com JAZZ ARTS TRIO FEATURING FRED MOYERFRED RETURNS TO THE KEYS, THIS TIME WITH FRIENDS. THE TRIO WILL PERFORM GERSHWIN, OSCAR PETERSON, ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN, AND OTHER GREAT JAZZ ARTISTS IN AN INTERPRETATION THAT IS DYNAMIC AS IT IS DIVERSE.MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24SAN PABLO CHURCH 550 122NDSTREET MARATHON, FLTickets available at Centennial Bank/MarathonTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH MILE MARKER 83.25 ISLAMORADA, FLTickets available at Artamorada Gallery at Rain Barrel and Key Largo Art GalleryDoors open 7:00 PM Start time 7:30 PM Tickets available at the door the night of the concert at 7:00 PMFor more information visit www.floridakeysconcerts.comMiddle Keys contact: (305) 587-9862 Upper Keys contact: (305) 451-0665 or (305) 240-0061 Historic landmark in the Keys since 1954New Owners, New Chefs, a whole new delicious menu!All food HOMEMADE to perfection American, Seafood and GREEK dishes (homemade Baklava and Key Lime Pie!) Open EVERYDAY 6:30am to 9:00pm for BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER!1240 Overseas Hwy. MM 47.5 Marathon, FL305-743-4481www.7-Mile-Grill.com Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence! Cates: State of city is goodBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTBurning yard waste is now on holdMonroe County commissioners on Wednesday put on hold plans to install an aircurtain incinerator on Ramrod Key to burn yard waste.Speaking at the boards meeting in Key Largo, several residents cited environmental or health concerns about feeding the countys yard waste into an incinerator rather than turning the waste into mulch through composting.However, the deciding factor for commissioners centered on the lack of an open bid process for the contract to get rid of yard waste and wood debris.We have one quote from one vendor that seems to save us money, Commissioner Heather Carruthers said. I dont think Im in the best position to make a decision because I only know one side of equation.Currently, Monroe County pays $84.50 per ton to have yard waste trucked to mainland disposal sites. Lower Keys contractor Rudy Krause proposed installing the air-curtain incinerator, about the size of a truck trailer, on his Ramrod Key commercial property. The open burning bin uses a powerful fan to create an air curtain that contains most embers and smoke. Krause said his company would burn yard waste for $60 per ton, potentially saving the county more than $200,000 annually. He pledged to compost and mulch as much material as feasible. Commissioners previously endorsed the incinerator concept for a two-year pilot program. On Wednesday, county Sustainability Program manager Rhonda Haag told the board that other firms have since expressed interest in contracting for similar operations. Haag also raised the possibility of installing an air-curtain incinerator at the countys North Key Largo waste-transfer station. Ramrod Key resident Margaret Sprague told the commissioners even a small amount of smoke from the proposed incinerator would aggravate her pulmonary condition and really impact my health.Members of Last Stand, the Izaak Walton League, the Tavernier Community Association and the countys own Climate Change Committee urged the commission to do more research on the practicality of composting.This opens the door to more burning in Keys and thats a very big deal, said No Name Key resident Alicia Putney. Commissioner David Rice agreed the county needs to look at alternative proposals and systems. He apologized to Krause: You wasted a lot of your time, and we screwed you around. Haag will return to the boards March meeting to present a proposed requestfor-proposals plan. Among other issues Wednesday:Commissioners supported board member Danny Kolhages resolution to dedicate up to $2 million in next years infrastructure sales-tax revenues to serve as matching funds for state purchase of sensitive Keys lands.County staff reported that any new funding from the states Florida Forever conservation program to buy Keys properties seems remote unless the county contributes up to 50 percent of the cost.COUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comPuto: Throw out bids for city hallInflated costs and concerns over a law giving local contractors preference on municipal jobs have the Marathon City Council on the verge of soliciting a new round of bid proposals to build a new city hall.Interim City Manager Mike Puto said he plans to recommend the council do just that at Tuesdays council meeting. It would mean scrapping existing bids from West Construction Inc. out of Lake Worth and Marathon-based BotsfordOverholt Construction.The recommendation is going to be to reject all bids at this time and ask the council to let my committee continue to work and come back to them with pros and cons, Puto said.West Construction and Botsford-Overholt were the two low bidders from the original bid process, but numerous concerns about the project were raised by city Finance Director Peter Rosasco at a Feb. 5 special meeting.Former Manager Roger Hernstadt criticized for rushing the project design forward, not allowing staff input and rejecting cost-saving measures suggested by lead architect William Horn.All of those things led bid proposals well above the citys then-$5.5 million budget. West Constructions original bid was $6.68 million, while Botsford-Overholts was $7.14 million.Botsfords bid raised concerns with the council about a law aimed at giving Marathon-based companies a leg up on securing city contracts. It says if a local bid is within 10 percent of the low non-local bid, it would get preference for that deal.But Mayor Dick Ramsay, who sponsored the law, voiced concern about the law applying to a contract of that magnitude. As designed, hiring Botsford-Overholt would cost the city $600,000 ($5.5 million versus $6.1 million) more than West Construction.In addition to issues with the bid process, Rosasco also raised serious concerns about the citys ability to afford the project. He essentially said the city couldnt afford to pay any more than $4.5 million.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is holding out hope that a compromise to resume spraying adulticide on Big Pine Key is worked out before the 2014 rainy season starts this summer. District Operations Director Andrea Leal told the Mosquito Control Board on Wednesday that staff expected to turn in its portion of a lengthy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report before the week was out.Well be turning it into the [National Key Deer Refuge Thursday] morning. From there, it will go to their office in Vero Beach, Leal said. What we heard is it would take about a week at Vero Beach. The roughly 130-page report is part of negotiations between Fish and Wildlife and Mosquito Control since the federal agency banned mosquito spraying inside the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key in mid-June until at least this year. Fish and Wildlife has voiced concern that adulticide negatively impacts habitat for dwindling Bartrams hairstreak and Florida leafwing butterfly populations. Both are candidates for the Endangered Species List. The compromise would largely restrict adulticiding in critical and occupied butterfly habitat on Big Pine. Thats where they could either reside or lay eggs, according to district Director Michael Doyle.Doyle added that Fish and Wildlife might not accept all the districts recommendations, but that thorough information was provided. We wrote large portions of it, he said. Fish and Wildlife is concerned that adulticide dispensed as a fog from spray trucks drifts onto the croton plant on which both species depend for survival. The small, low-lying shrub is the sole source plant for each butterfly.Salary studyAlso Wednesday, comptroller Bruce Holden presented tightened-up starting salary ranges as part of an update to his ongoing study on minimum and maximum pay rates for district employees.The goal is to keep the district competitive with others in the state, as well as other local governments and private employers.Bruce has lowered most of those so theyre a little bit closer to not being as wild as they were. Some of them were almost $50,000, so weve tightened those up considerably, Commissioner Bill Shaw said.Most positions include a small increase in starting minimum salary, but the majority have a much smaller range to reach maximum pay levels. The board was largely satisfied with the new ranges, but wanted Holden to consider benefits as part of the report. I dont know that we can intelligently talk about this at all if we dont talk about benefits, Commissioner Jack Bridges said.Doyle told the board including benefits gets very complicated quickly, but it insisted on additional information.I think it has to be done, Commissioner Phil Goodman said. I think it also has to be done in relation to other jobs here in the county.The board had previously requested staff compare Mosquito Control salary and benefits with other Florida districts, Keys governments and businesses as part of the new proposed pay scale.For example, the research director/entomologists minimum salary of $69,400 annual would remain the same. The maximum is $118,550, which would change to $99,400.However, several maximum salaries are proposed to increase. For example, for the communications and database coordinator, the maximum now is $57,400. That would increase to $81,900. 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MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 The City of Marathon will conduct beach restoration work recently authorized by FEMA on Sombrero Beach beginning February 20, 2014 and lasting several weeks. Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience and to avoid beach closure during this period unless required for public safety while heavy equipment is in operation. Published Keynoter 2-19-14 & 2-22-14Bug board gets spray report to fedsThe goal is resumption of Big Pine workBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLJob review form asks 87 questionsFlorida Keys Mosquito Control District Director Michael Doyle is in for a thorough performance review at the district boards next regular meeting.Wednesday meeting in Marathon, the Mosquito Control Board approved a 14page evaluation form that includes 87 questions by which it will judge Doyles leadership of the agency.The finalized form is a hybrid of two others that Doyle previously suggested the board consider. Is this the marriage of the two forms we had previously? Commissioner Bill Shaw asked. Yes, its a very long marriage, Doyle said. The form leaves no stone unturned when it comes to Doyles knowledge of Mosquito Control, financial skills, professional and personal attributes, internal and external relationships, decision-making and other areas. Each page of the evaluation is its own section containing between three and 12 questions about a certain aspect of Doyles job duties and how he performs each. Doyle will be graded on a scale of one to five with five being exceptional, four highly successful, three competent, two needs improvement and one unacceptable. Chairman Steve Smith suggested that each commissioner fill out his or her form and have the option to meet with Doyle individually, prior to the boards March 19 meeting in Ocean Reef. Thats when the board is scheduled to discuss the results of Doyles evaluation. District Attorney Dirk Smits told the board that each commissioner must sign his or her evaluation; they cannot be done anonymously. Doyle was hired on July 25, 2011, to replace longtime Director Ed Fussell. He earns $132,400 per year.The scrutiny of district chief is very specificBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL DOYLEDoyle: Move would have staff quitThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board on Wednesday decided against making major decisions about a building it hasnt even seen a design for.The board agreed it would rather allow newly hired architect William Horn time to prepare possible layouts for the 1.25-acre Big Coppitt Key lot the Mosquito Control District has agreed to purchase from Coconut Cove Land LLC.The lot is the proposed future site for Mosquito Controls Lower Keys operations. The districts 35-yearsplus lease on city of Key West-owned property on College Road on Stock Island expires on Jan. 15, 2015. Horn referred to the lot as a tight site as the board debated at length whether to include administration offices in the buildings design. District Director Michael Doyle offered a somewhat conflicted opinion. In 20 years from now, wed be better off in Marathon, geographically centered. In the next five years, it will be negative. I like how things are being done, he said.Doyle suggested that if all Mosquito Control functions move to the districts Marathon building, quality staff members would likely find other jobs, especially the finance team, which Doyle said would rather be in cubicles or in a closet rather than make the drive to Marathon each day.Comptroller Bruce Holden read a letter from Lower Keys administrative staff members urging the board to keep their jobs there. They voiced concerns about second jobs and commuting, among other things. I would be shocked in four or five years if any of them were left. Theyre good employees and would find other positions, Doyle said. I was elected to represent the taxpayers of the Florida Keys and I cant go back to them and say I voted to spend more money and have a building to accommodate more people when we have [that space] in Marathon, Commissioner Jack Bridges said.But Bridges says Marathon building is logical choiceBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL NEWS BRIEFSExotic pet amnesty takes place March 1The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mis sion and Zoo Miami are working together to host Exotic Pet Amnesty Day.The event will be at Zoo Miami on March 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event offers an opportunity for people to surrender their nonnative pets free of charge with no penalties. This is one of several Exotic Pet Amnesty events held throughout the year. The goal is to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild by pet owners who cant take care of their animals or no longer want to keep them. To date, we have helped find homes for more than 1,700 exotic animals throughout the state, said Liz Barraco, coordinator for the FWCs Exotic Pet Amnesty Program. Every animal we place through our program is one less that could have ended up in one of Floridas natural areas.
After 14 years as president of the Monroe County Education Foundation, John Padget on Wednesday passed the gavel to former School Board member Steve Pribramsky.The foundations main function is, through fundraising, purchasing prepaid college scholarships for students who successfully complete Monroe Countys Take Stock in Children mentoring program.Pribramsky, an accountant, was elected to the School Boards District 1 seat, serving from 2006 until 2010. He is a former Education Foundation treasurer. After taking over the meeting, Pribramsky and the board voted to terminate the scholarship of a Marathon High School student participating in Take Stock in Children, which requires students to stay crimeand drugfree, maintain good grades and get involved in community service. They also meet once a week with a mentor. If successful from seventh grade through graduation from high school, they are rewarded with a scholarship good for two years at one of Floridas 28 community colleges, followed by two years at one of the 12 state colleges or universities. The termination, based on bad grades, was preceded by three new students signing up for the mentorship program.I think what we just did is one of the greatest things we get to do and this is one of the hardest, Pribramsky said.The bar of Take Stocks success has been raised greatly in recent years, and the challenges for our future sustainability are always there, Pribramsky said. With [now-president emeritus] John Padget remaining active, along with a strong executive committee and dedicated board members, there is no question that we will continue to make the Monroe Countys Take Stock in Children program the gold standard for the state. Since 2001, Take Stocks Monroe County chapter has graduated 435 students from high school and sent them on to college, and currently serves 245 middleand high-schoolers from Key Largo to Key West.The Monroe County Education Foundation also sponsors enrichment programs for Keys students, including the Experiment in International Living. That program sends students abroad to live with foreign families for an immersive cultural experience. The foundation also oversees a leadership program called LEAP (Leadership, Excellence, Accelerating Potential) that helps students transition into higher education by living on a college campus for a week. Saturday, February 22, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Florida Ankle & Foot InstituteDr. John F. 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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission initially decided at its Feb. 12 meeting to follow the agencys staff recommendation for a boat limit of 200 animals per day for sea cucumbers, to become effective April 1. A story in the Keynoter s Feb. 15 edition reflected that discussion and action. However, the matter of sea cucumbers returned to the FWC board later in the Tampa meeting for a procedural clarification. FWC commissioners then tabled action and instructed staff to consider other potential options for managing sea cucumbers, FWC spokeswoman Amanda Nalley said Monday. The issue likely will be back on the agenda for FWC boards meeting in April or June. Until then, current law on the echinoderms (invertebrates similar to starfish) remains in effect. Sea cucumbers can be taken in commercial quantities only by the 160 people who hold Florida licenses as professional marine-life collectors. Most of the commercial collectors harvest live fish and invertebrates for the aquarium business. Florida Sea Cucumber Corp., which established a processing facility on Ramrod Key, seeks to buy large quantities of Florida sea cucumbers to sell in Asian markets as a food product or medicinal supplement. Eric Lee, owner of Florida Sea Cucumber, said the 200animal daily limit would definitely force the firm to close. He requested a daily limit of 500 to 800 and pledged to launch an aquaculture program to release juvenile sea cucumbers into the ocean.The Florida Marine Life Association, which represents many of the licensed commercial fish collectors, strongly supports the 200 daily limit for sea cucumbers and is wary of harvesting the echinoderms as a food source.We dont want to be responsible for eradicating a living species in the Florida Keys, Marine Life Association President Jeff Turner said.OUR FISHERIES This is a Florida sea cucumber. Theyre popular as food and for medicinal purposes in Asia. By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Opinion & EditorialSaturday, February 22, 2014 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: email@example.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 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESThis is the Lums Restaurant at 11050 Overseas Highway in Marathon on Aug. 13, 1969. Its now the location of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estates main office. The Lums chain had 500 restaurants at its peak; the last one, in Davie in Broward County, closed in 2009. The first Lums opened on Miami Beach in 1956. The Lums chain grew out of a hot dog stand Stuart and Clifford Perlman bought for $10,000. The Perlmans sold Lums in 1971. The chains last owner, Wienerwald Holdings, went bankrupt.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALSome felons have paid their debtLETTERS TO THE EDITOR LETTERS TO THE EDITORProtect food for pelicansA Jan. 24 story in the Reporter asked: Why are so many Keys pelicans starving? Some fishermen and a bird rehabilitation expert theorized that a lack of bait fish could be a cause. A new report shows they could be right and we need to offer a different form of help. Small fish such as mullet and menhaden feed pelicans as well as marine animals ranging from sharks to dolphins and whales. Fishermen have long recognized the importance of bait fish to their favorite catches, including tarpon, snook, grouper and sea bass. Three recent scientific studies confirm that fewer forage fish could exacerbate declines of fish-eating birds like pelicans. Yet few regulations directly limit the amount of bait fish, also known as forage fish, that can be hauled from Floridas coastal waters each year. In 2012, seven main types of forage species accounted for nearly 20 percent of all the commercial catch. The states wildlife managers must act now to protect these species, which serve a critical role in ocean food webs, according to a November report from the Pew Charitable Trusts and Audubon Florida. Fins and Feathers: Why Little Fish Are a Big Deal to Floridas Coastal Waterbirds underscores the need to expand Floridas fishing rules beyond the traditional approach of setting limits that maximize the catch of each species. Rather, fishing rules for forage fish should explicitly ensure that the dietary needs of coastal birds, fish and other marine wildlife are met.Guaranteeing abundant forage fish is critical to preventing repeat episodes of emaciated pelicans in the Florida Keys and safeguarding our states reputation as the fishing capital of the world.Tom Wheatley TampaRestoration of voting rights for nonviolent, nonsexual crimes is right thing to doAttorney General Eric Holder, who has become the Obama administrations leading voice on minorities civil rights and criminal-justice reforms, recently championed a group that seldom gets the sympathy of law enforcers convicted felons. During a criminal-justice symposium at Georgetown University last week, Holder called on 11 states, Florida included, to change their rules or lift outright bans that prohibit felons who have served their time from voting. Calling these rules a remnant of the Jim Crow era, when Southern states used all sorts of means to prevent black Americans from voting, Holder said, Those swept up in this system too often had their rights rescinded, their dignity diminished and the full measure of their citizenship revoked for the rest of their lives. While the rules regarding if and when ex-inmates in Florida can vote have fluctuated over the years, the rule today is that felons must wait five years after theyre released from prison to apply for restoration of their voting rights. The Florida Cabinet adopted this rule in 2011. The arbitrary time of five years makes no sense. In truth, most felons, with the possible exception of violent offenders and those who commit sex-related crimes, should have their voting rights restored automatically when they have done their time. Holder has no power to change the states policies, but he was right in calling attention to the issue. He said estimated 5.8 million American felons are disenfranchised by states denying them voting rights. Like other criminal-justice issues Holder has tackled lately, there is a racial component here. More black Americans are incarcerated than any other group and generally receive tougher sentences for drug-related crimes. Restoring felons voting rights is not an easy sell in many states. Studies have found that felons are more likely to vote for Democrats than for Republicans, so lifting the voting bans and limits in states is a partisan issue that likely wont change soon in GOP-led states like Florida. Still, the Democratic attorney general has an unusual ally in this cause: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has endorsed his states legislative move to allow some felons excluding violent offenders and those convicted of sex crimes to be able to vote once their sentences are completed. Paul also supports Holders call for ending mandatory sentencing for low-level drug crimes. Praising Sen. Paul, who also appeared at the Georgetown symposium, Holder said his support for restoring voting rights for ex-inmates shows that this issue need not break down along partisan lines. Hes right. States shouldnt continue to punish American men and women after they have paid their debt to society and are trying to move on with their lives. Miami Herald Photo courtesy UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAFishermen use mullet like this for bait. The letter-writer says its time forage fish are protected to ensure a good food source for other animals. Not too long ago, any effort to change election law that seemed to restrict voting rights would have been tantamount to political suicide regardless of which party was attempting the change. But now there appears to be no shame or fear. For many years, there was an emphasis on increasing voter turnout. As Florida grew, so did the number of polling places and the expansion of voting methods. Absentee ballots were open to everyone, not only to those who could demonstrate they were unable to vote on Election Day. My party, the Republican Party, was quick to embrace absentee voting and expertly adapted to campaigning to absentee voters. Early-voting days were added as a convenience to those who found it difficult to make it to the polls on Election Day. This appealed to those working long or irregular shifts and became popular among the working class, younger voters and minorities. In a state as large as Florida, with 19 million residents and 12 million registered voters, the 67 county supervisors of elections strive to offer more options and greater convenience to boost voter turnout. By increasing voter opportunities, they also reduce the wait for those who prefer to vote on the traditional Election Day.These constitutional officers are responsible for keeping accurate voter rolls and for protecting against the occurrence of voter fraud. Over the past few decades, voter fraud has been virtually nonexistent in Florida elections.Yet under the guise of fighting this nonexistent voter fraud, numerous changes have been proposed to Floridas election laws. Many of these provisions have had predictably bad results. In 2011, a massive electionreform bill resulted in hours-long waits during a shortened early voting period and on Election Day, causing many prospective voters to give up. Embarrassed by the national attention and ridicule, Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature partially undid some of the damage contained in the so-called reform bill. That was a small step in the right direction. One change requested by the voting experts, the supervisors of elections was to increase the types of facilities that could be used for voting. Lawmakers expanded the list of earlyvoting sites to include governmentowned community centers, convention centers, civic centers, courthouses, county commission buildings, stadiums and fairgrounds. But with the 2014 elections looming, it seems efforts are again under way to limit early voting. The Florida Division of Elections recently issued an opinion denying a request to use the University of Floridas student union, the Reitz Union, as an early-voting location. As a Gator alumna, Im particularly peeved at the states absurdity.UF has a student population of 50,000 and a faculty of more than 4,000. Having a voting location on campus makes so much sense that the Reitz Union is actually one of Alachua Countys 63 Election Day polling locations.Thats right: Its OK to vote there on Election Day but not for early voting. The Division of Elections does not seem embarrassed by this illogical distinction. The agency should reverse its advisory opinion immediately, before furthering the perception that its goal is to limit the voting rights of these students. Instead of mincing words and erring on the side of restricting voting, the state Division of Elections should apply common sense to the students request to have their government-owned student union serve as an early-voting location. Any reasonable-minded person would have no trouble interpreting the statute to include the Reitz Union.Since this seems to be a cause of consternation, Florida elections officials should recommend amending the statute to include student unions or higher education facilities in the list of allowable early-voting locations to benefit all of Floridas college students. Election officials should apply some common sense and fairness to expanding rather than contracting voter rights. In seeking to discourage voting among independent-thinking college students, the division might have awakened a sleeping giant. Notoriously indifferent young voters might just have gotten the inspiration they need to cast their ballots.Paula Dockery is a former Republican member of the Florida Senate.Once again, state tries to restrict votingGUEST COLUMNA Keys voter has his eligibilty checked before casting a ballot. DOCKERY Casey does good workIt has been more than five years since Nancy and I ended our 20-year-plus residence in the Keys and I still keep up with local events through my electronic subscription to the Keynoter. Full disclosure: I subscribe because of the crossword puzzles (though lately the numbers and solutions appear as hieroglyphics; dont know what is causing this), but it is nice to keep an eye on what is happening to our former friends, acquaintances, potential murder-for-hire victims, etc. Its like a real-time reality version of a Dave Barry novel sometimes. With the issue I just finished reading, I learned that Rick Casey is turning over the Keys of the Peacock Apartments in Key West to another nonprofit and is planning to do the same with the Heron in Marathon. My condolences to Rick. I worked at the Heron for a while when I moved to the Keys so I know how much dedication, determination and passion the work requires. Passing the keys on so the programs can go on is a difficult thing. I hope Caseys hard work and contributions to the population he serves are being recognized and appreciated. I also learned that John Bartus is celebrating 30 years singing and entertaining people in the Keys. Congratula tions to John. Maybe Jimmy Buffet is the soundtrack of the tropics, but John has been the soundtrack of the Keys. I still have very fond memories of Johns drive-time radio show with Larry Kahn, covering local news with humor and aplomb. Heres to another 30 years. Hey, at his next show, dedicate a song to Rick Casey. Paul Garneau Las Vegas, Nev.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 77 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period February 8 February 15, 2014. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing Agent Selling Agent Big Pine Key 29042 Geranium Dr$299,000$289,000277Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessIsland Breeze Realty/Kirsten Doel 2280 Matthews Rd* $235,000$225,000187Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 00 Dolphin St $60,638$60,6380RE/MAX Keys To The Ke/Team WilkinsonRE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonCudjoe Key 701 Spanish Main Dr$75,000$70,000119Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Realty/Trish BrummerDuck Key 307 Seaview Ln$89,000$85,0001389RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Joe TownsendRE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Joe TownsendKey Colony 601 Ocean $299,000$299,000418Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brian SchmittColdwell Banker Schmitt/Brian SchmittKey Largo 33 Bounty Ln$1,099,000$890,000880Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gloria WaltersColdwell Banker Schmitt/Karen Angle 280 Lower Matecumbe Rd$399,000$440,000711Marr Properties/Stephanie ClarkMarr Properties/Stephanie Clark 0 Spoonbill Ln $149,990$138,168568Realty World Freewheeler/Sue FinneyRealty World Freewheeler/Sue Finney 152 Florida Ave$179,000$160,000168Barbara Eads Realty/Barbara EadsHogfish Realty/Marianne Secontine 120 Camelot Dr$325,000$262,000146Island Equity Real Estate/Holly HightIsland Equity Real Estate/Holly Hight 325 Calusa St $62,000$52,500133Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsOutside Of MLS 172 Marina Ave$469,000$450,000129Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 30 Center Ln$524,000$450,00068Century 21 Schwartz/Linda PerloffCentury 21 Schwartz/Linda Perloff 30 Beach Rd$1,199,000$1,199,00059Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenCentury 21 Schwartz/Wiebke Westedt 64 Sunset Rd$3,600,000$3,277,00049Ocean Sotheby's Intl Rlty/Kim Bagnell ThalerButtonwood Realty/Antonio HernandezKey West 1437 12th St$387,000$365,000319Beach Club Brokers/Dawn ThornburghBascom Grooms R.E./Edward Salazar 3930 Roosevelt Blvd$349,000$320,000211RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jim SpreitzerSellstate Island Properties/Melva Wagner 3675 Roosevelt Blvd$6,900$6,900143Century 21 Schwartz/Charles GunnipCentury 21 Schwartz/Charles Gunnip 2601 Roosevelt Blvd$459,000$421,500140RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jim SpreitzerCentury 21 Schwartz/Patricia McGrath 3407 Riviera Dr$398,000$385,000116Royal Palms Realty/Rob SeverinColdwell Banker Schmitt/Karen Angle 3312 Northside Dr$179,000$160,000119Prudential Knight & Gardner/B. 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Sea Squared Charters West Marine Centennial Bank Garmin Come Visit Our Guest VendorsCome check out our annual In Water Boat Show. This is a chance for qualified buyers to take an in water test drive with factory representatives on a variety of EdgeWater, Cobia and Parker brands. If you are looking for a bay boat, center console or offshore express you do not want to miss out on this great opportunity. We have in stock Yamaha engines 2.5HP to 300HP with Yamahas extended warranty promotion.For questions call us at 305.743.6341www.MarathonBoatYard.comMarathon Boat Yard Marine CenterAnnual In Water Boat Show Business7 steps to do your taxesTax Day is less than two months away. Are you ready? Here some of the key points to keep in mind as you begin to focus on preparing your tax return, as well as a few new wrinkles for the 2013 tax year:Get organizedThe first step toward preparing an accurate return is to make sure you have all the necessary documents. At the top of the list are the forms detailing your income for 2013. This could be various 1099 forms, typically received by workers hired on a contract basis, or a Form W-2, commonly issued by employers of salaried or wage workers. Taxpayers who did a lot of independent contractor work will need to make sure they have a complete set of 1099s.Whats taxable?People who receive income from other sources aside from an employer should make sure they know whether they need to include those earnings as taxable income on their return. Some examples of income that are usually not taxable are child support payments, gifts and inheritances, and welfare benefits. Sometimes there are caveats. For instance, scholarship funds used to pay for tuition and books are not taxable. But if you use some of that scholarship to pay for room and board, that amount would be taxable. The Internal Revenue Service has more details in Publication 525 on www.irs.gov .New 2013 taxesLawmakers mostly kept tax laws unchanged in 2013, but there are a few tweaks that could affect some taxpayers, particularly those who earn more than $100,000 a year. Several changes came about as part of the federal health care overhaul.One key change applies to medical expense deductions. Previously, if your medical expenses eclipsed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income, you could deduct any medical costs above that threshold. For this tax season, the threshold has been raised to 10 percent. Another new tax applies to people whose income exceeds $200,000, if theyre single, or $250,000, if theyre married and filing jointly. The government will apply a 0.9 percent tax to income above those thresholds. This could catch particularly married tax payers by surprise, said Lindsey Buchholz, a principal analyst at H&R Block. Thats because employers wont start withholding this tax until the persons income exceeds $200,000. Married couples who separately have income under $200,000, but jointly surpass the $250,000 threshold, would not have the additional tax withheld.Embrace e-filingThe IRS estimates that more than 80 percent of tax returns are filed electronically. And if you have a refund coming, filing your return electronically and requesting that the funds be paid directly into your bank account is the fastest way to get the IRS to pay up. Electronic filing usually means using commercial tax preparation software, such as TurboTax. In addition to selling software, H&R Block also offers a way to file a tax return online for free at www.hrblock.com/onlinetax-filing/. Another option is to go directly through the IRS, which offers a free online tax filing program dubbed Free File. To use Free File, your adjusted gross income in 2013 must have been $58,000 or less. If you earned more than that, the IRS offers free tax forms online that can be used to file electronically. But be aware that there are some exceptions. For more details visit: http://www.irs.gov .Payment optionsYouve prepared your tax return and realize you owe money. The IRS accepts payments online, by check or over the phone using a credit or debit card. More details on making payments are available on the IRS website.What happens if you cant afford to pay the full amount by April 15? One possible option is to pay in installments. The IRS offers several payment plans, including shortterm payment extensions of up to 120 days and monthly installment plans as long as six years. To qualify, you must file your tax return and owe $50,000 or less in taxes, penalties and interest, combined.If you owe between $25,000 and $50,000, you have to agree to let the IRS deduct payments automatically from your bank account.Signing up for an installment agreement can cost from $43 to $120 in fees. To find out whether you qualify, go to the IRS website.Follow refundIf you are due a federal income tax refund, there are more options than sitting by your mailbox.The IRS typically will issue refunds in less than 21 days. But if you cant wait it out, you can check the status of your refund on www.irs.gov under the Wheres My Refund tool. The IRS also lets you check on your smart phone via an app dubbed IRS2Go.ExtensionsNot able to make the filing deadline? The IRS will grant you a six-month extension to file your tax forms, as long as you request by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 15. Filing for an extension doesnt spare you from having to pay your tax bill by the deadline, however. And failing to do so means youll incur interest charges and fees on top of what you owe.The IRS accepts extension requests three ways: by mail, via tax-preparation software, or online via the IRS website. To request the extension, you must fill out IRS Form 4868, which is available on the IRS website, through most tax preparation software, as well as in public libraries and post offices.E-filings best, most efficient method to useBy ALEX VEIGAAssociated PressPERSONAL FINANCE Rebranding is completeAfter 15 months of research and development, Floridas workforce system has launched its new statewide brand, CareerSource Florida, in a move to better connect businesses with job seekers.Florida is the first state in the nation to achieve a unified brand and logo for all of its state and regional workforce development boards and career centers (there are nearly 100 career centers statewide).In the Keys, Youth CoOp Inc. runs the centers in Suite 239, 103400 Overseas Highway in Key Largo (853-3540) and in suites 307 and 308 at 1111 12th St. in Key West (292-6762).Floridas need for qualified, skilled talent is growing exponentially with the new global economy, and brand alignment is a critical step in our ability to meet that need, said CareerSource Florida Chairman Dwayne Ingram.A single statewide brand will help Floridians and businesses easily find us. Whether businesses are located in one county, multiple cities or even in another country, we can help them quickly fill positions, train new or existing workers and ramp up their competitiveness.Each of the states 24 regional workforce organizations and career centers now use the new brand with regional identifiers. For example, South Florida Workforce, which helps job seekers and businesses in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, is now CareerSource South Florida.This is not just a name change, said Alvin West, CareerSource South Florida chairman. We are changing our culture and the way we do business. Our new name, CareerSource South Florida, better reflects the strength of our partnership with Floridas nationally recognized workforce system and will drive greater understanding and use of services available to job seekers and employers.Prior to the rebranding, there were 25 brand names for the workforce boards.States jobs service now CareerSourceBusiness WireTHE WORKFORCE
Despite community character issues, Marathons Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved plans for a 130-foot cell tower on a vacant 64th Street lot.The board recommended granting Keys Wifi Inc. a conditional-use permit to construct the tower on property owned by Realtor Brian Schmitt.The middle of Marathon is a well-known dead zone for major providers including Verizon and AT&T, which propose to use the tower. Planning Director George Garrett stopped short of calling the lot a perfect site, but said it compares favorably with every other available site he analyzed. I wouldnt say this is a slam dunk by any means that this parcel is it, he said. Every one of them carries with it the warts of being near a residential neighborhood. The thing that ultimately I felt comfortable with in making the recommendation ... is that its surrounded on four sides by commercial properties, he said.In addition to a staff recommendation, the city hired consultant Solaria Design & Consulting Co. to review the project. Owner Steve Grasely delivered that report to the board and said the site meets every criterion to host a tower.The location is reasonable and practical, he said It meets all the land development regulations in intent and fact and is permittable in this location by public agencies with jurisdiction.Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said that the dead zone is an issue for his agency and the residents.As a public safety aspect, this is important, Ramsay told the Planning Commission. A large portion of homes dont have land lines. Were worried about ability for someones phone to work.Richard and Nancy Chatelaine spoke against the project on Tuesday. They own a small apartment building that is zoned commercial and pointed to Garretts comments about the site not being a slam dunk. Its commercial, but its an apartment building. People live there right next door, Nancy Chatelaine said. We can talk about how bad [cell coverage] is all day, but you might have a better spot. I dont know what it is, but you have options.The City Council denied a tower on the same site in 2011, citing mainly community character issues, despite staff and unanimous Planning Commission approval. Keys Wi-Fi owner Rick Richter previously planned a 150-foot tower on the roughly 10,000-square-foot lot near U.S. 1. The vote was 3-2, with City Council members Ginger Snead, Rich Keating and Pete Worthington voting to deny.Richter sued the city in March 2012, and Circuit Court Judge David Audlin ruled in June the council was within its rights to not allow construction of the tower. J. Allison DeFoor II, a former Monroe County sheriff and judge, and Everglades czar for thenGov. Jeb Bush, will lead an organizations effort to get the state Constitution to require public acquisition of land for preservation. The retention of these kinds of lands has a lot to do with the quality of life here in Florida, DeFoor said. Otherwise we become New Jersey. In November, statewide voters will be asked, in Amendment 1, to dedicate money generated from land sales document taxes to acquire conservation and recreation lands. A week and a half ago, DeFoor replaced Will Abberger as campaign manager for the Trust for Public Land, which spent $3 million to get the question on the ballot. The summary on the ballot will say: This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to the purposes specified in the amendment is estimated to be $648 million in fiscal year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state expenditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs are expected. To qualify for placement on the ballot, at least 683,149 valid signatures on petitions were needed (8 percent of the voter turnout in the 2012 election). That 8 percent threshold was also needed in at least half of Floridas congressional districts, so 14 of 27 were needed. The Trust for Public Land gathered 960,000-plus signatures. It qualified for the ballot with 709,976 valid signatures. The Florida Forever program, largely responsible for acquiring hardwood hammocks on North Key Largo, among other Keys projects, was virtually halted by state lawmakers five years ago because of the economic slowdown. Three Florida Keys acquisition programs were funded by Florida Forever: The Florida Keys Ecosystem project, the Coupon Bight/Key Deer project and the North Key Largo Hammocks project. All three encompass a total of 19,961 acres, of which 10,075 now are in state ownership. Finishing the three Keys projects listed as Florida Forever priorities would cost an estimated $57.2 million, according to a Florida Department of Environ mental Protection report. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, February 22, 2014 Conch Honk March 1Noon at the Oldest House, 322 Duval St. Info at OIRF.org or call 305-294-9501 Family Fun Annual Conch Shell Blowing ContestFREE to Watch presents 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 Cell tower gets board OKBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONDeFoor to lead land campaignFormer Keys official now heads trustOUR ENVIRONMENT DeFOORKeynoter Staff
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 7B FURNITURE WAREHOUSE SALE FEBRUARY 20, 21 & 22 10AM TO 4PMSPRING TIMEat the Ocean Terrace Warehouse on 49thStreet MarathonMarathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 Conch StyleA new store in Tavernier gives your taste buds everything to cheer about. Column, 3BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Falcucci hits the game-winnerIn a game in which runs were scarce, Coral Shores High outfielder Dalton Falcucci delivered with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday. Falcucci, a sophomore batting in the No. 2 spot, lashed a shot down the leftfield line, bringing Will Goodwin around from second to score the game-winner for the Hurricanes, 2-1, over Keys Gate Charter. Coral Shores (1-2) booked its first win of the season heading into road games Friday at Palmer Trinity (results pending at press time) and a Tuesday game at Ransom Everglades. Freshman right-hander Jose Lima starred as the Hurricane starter against Keys Gate, throwing a threehitter through six innings. He allowed one earned run, hit two Keys Gates Knights and issued one walk. Kyle Couty, a lefthander, got the victory when he retired the Keys Gate side in the seventh, second baseman Cody Richards and shortstop Ian Thomson combining on a force at second.The District 16-4A clash at Founders Park was scoreless through five innings before each side scored in the sixth.The Knights singled in a runner, who walked to open the inning. Falcucci opened the Canes frame with a single, stole second and moved to third when third baseman Daryl Chou beat out a bunt to reach first. Kyle Gates got the RBI on a hard-hit ball that scored Falcucci despite the Knights turning a double play at second and first. Coral Shores threatened again with first baseman Chris OBerry and Lima reaching base, but they were stranded there.Hurricanes get a 2-1 victory over Keys Gate in final inningCORAL SHORES BASEBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org KEY WEST BASEBALLBig 4th drives the ConchsFor a while, it didnt look like it would be the Key West High baseball teams night.A double play turned by Canterbury School of Fort Myers wiped out a promising first-inning start for the Conchs. Starting pitcher Greg Veliz had to be pulled after two innings, during which he walked a batter and hit two. The modest-sized Wednesday night crowd at Rex Weech Field was so quiet the whine of the lights clearly could be heard. Coming to bat in a scoreless game in the bottom of the fourth, the Conchs had yet to get a hit. We were a little bit flat, said coach Ralph Henriquez. Key West needed a spark and Andy Perez, the leadoff batter in the fourth, seemed to provide it when he beat out a bunt. But that spark was quickly extinguished when he was picked off first base by pitcher Tyler Shuck with, what Henriquez said, was a balk-like move. Canterburys tale of hope the Cougars had lost to Key West, 14-1, the night before continued.And then, in mere moments, it was shattered. The Conchs strung together six hits that produced five runs, awakening the crowd and making the whine of the lights inaudible. From there, Key West cruised to an 8-1 victory.Veliz beat out an infield hit and scored on a double to left by Hugo Valdes. Brandon Presley, after badly missing a high pitch, drove a single past the third baseman to score Valdez. Hunter Sellers, Chris Varela and Jay Feathers then followed with6 straight hits give the team an 8-1 victoryBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPhoto by BERT BUDDEGoing to the opposite field, Key Wests Hugo Valdes connects for a double during the Conchs big fourth inning against Canterbury on Wednesday night. Pierce hurt in Dolphins lossSuspect defense and an injury to No. 1 starter Kyle Pierce added up to a 9-1 Marathon High School baseball loss at Palmer Trinity School in Miami on Thursday.Pierce was cruising along against the District 16-3A and South Florida Baseball Conference rival Falcons, allowing just one walk and striking out four over 4.1 innings. But Dolphins coach Luis Leal said Pierce had a minor spasm in his lower back and was pulled from the game.He was looking really good until he had the spasm and we pulled him out, Leal said. Theres no win out there thats more important than somebodys health. Marathon broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning when Kevin McKeon scored on a Carlos OFarrill double. McKeon led the inning off with a single and reached second on a sacrifice bunt. Pierce faced the first batter in the bottom of the fifth inning, but left in favor of Frankie Gonzalez. Frankie did fine, but we made a bunch of errors again that just killed us, Leal said. Palmer scored three times in the fifth and tacked on another six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away for the win. McKeon had two singles, while OFarrill, Pierce, Raymond Crespo and Mark Keller each had one. Marathon (2-3) was scheduled to host Somerset Academy on Friday, but results were not available at press time.Star pitcher sustains spasm in the fifthBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALLA rare tie for DolphinsIn a rare result for softball at any level, Marathon and St. Brendan high schools played to a scoreless 0-0 tie after eight innings Tuesday in Miami.The Dolphins arrived later than expected for the scheduled 4 p.m. game and a pitchers duel ensued. The problem is the Sabres have no lights on their field and it became too dark to play after the eighth inning. The official reason for ending the game was lack of light, Marathon coach Sean McDonald said. The Dolphins failed to capitalize on what McDonald said was a solid pitching performance by sophomore Jordan Roney. She struck out eight batters in eight innings and allowed four hits and two walks.The only bad part was they shut us out, too. It was one of the games that down the road is going to help us. Theyre a bigger school and we kept our composure and stayed tough, McDonald said.No more so than the bottom half of the last inning said, when the Sabres were set up with runners on first and second with no outs. Senior catcher Ashlyn Katz threw a runner out attempting to steal third and Roney secured the last two outs. But the Dolphins faced a different pitcher than they did in the teams Feb. 7 matchup and couldnt get going offensively. Marathon won that game 2-1. They had a new pitcher. She did a good job mixing up her pitches, McDonald said. Marathon managed fourLack of lights ends the game at St. BrendanBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOFTBALLLady Canes win in OTCoral Shores Highs lacrosse Lady Canes overcame a slow start to score a 9-6 overtime victory over Coral Reef High in the District 32 opener Thursday in Tavernier. The Canes, defending district champions, trailed 31 at halftime, despite having 14 shots on the Barracudas goal before intermission. The Reef Barracudas had far fewer shots but made the most of them. Hurricane head coach Mark Hall and team captain Kat Hamer laid down the law at halftime, and Coral Shores (2-0) responded to force overtime with a 6-6 tie at the end of regulation. The defense played a very strong game in the overtime by shutting out the Barracudas, Hall said.Lacrosse team starting strong, stands at 2-0CORAL SHORES LACROSSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Amber Erickson (left) of Coral Shores High faces off with a Coral Reef defender while taking the ball downfield in a 9-6 overtime win Thursday.Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWSee Hurricanes, 2BSee Conchs, 2BSee Coral Shores, 2BSee Softball, 2B
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Also goes online at KeysInfoNet.com! -SAMPLE-SAMPLE-SAMPLETHANK YOU ALLFor Making the Annual Al Flutie Over The Hill Rip Off Sailfish Tournament another great success!! For your support of the MARC Family & "Catch The Cure" for Cystic Fibrosis.Mangrove Mikes Caf Gary Dunns Ocean View Inn & Sports Pub Pasta Pantaleo Studio The Redbone Gallery Remedys NutritionWhale Harbour Restaurants and MarinaClear Channel Media & Entertainment De Paula Jewelers Shell World Cheeca Lodge and Spa Capt. Ken Knudsen Lobster Trap Gifts Kiss Distributing Riva Motorsports & Marine South Capt. Will McCabe Breezy Palms Keys Sanitary Service Burnetti Foundation RH & J Trucking Rex Air The Geuther Family Bayside Inn Flying Fishermen Capt. Skip Bradeens Blue Chip Too The Lodge Family Resurrection Wood Gary and Susan Ellis Corinne and Paul Triviskisingles, Feathers hit driving in the innings final two runs. Feathers, a junior, was the winning pitcher, hurling three scoreless innings, allowing only an infield hit. He did a hell of a job again, said Henriquez, who calls Feathers Mr. Utility because he also plays the outfield and the middleinfield positions. One of the most important guys on the team, the coach said. The game dragged on, mainly because of the many conferences the Cougars held on the mound, each one greeted with the theme from Jeopardy over the publicaddress system.The Conchs added two runs in the sixth on a double by Valdes and a fielderschoice RBI by Sellers. A wild pitch in the sixth inning scored Steven Wells, who had tripled, with the eighth run. Wells extended his hitting streak to six games, including two preseason contests.Sophomore pitcher Hunter Mattheessen made his debut in the sixth and pitched a scoreless inning. Canterbury finally scored on a sacrifice fly in the seventh against Sellers. Canterbury, which was missing three players because of basketball playoffs and came into Key West with three victories, including one over Marathon, 7-2, was called a scrappy average high school team by Henriquez. The Conchs, who improved to 3-1, will host Keys Gate in the District 164A opener at 7:30 tonight, and hope to have senior Darren Miller back as a designated hitter. A pitcher/infielder, Miller has been sidelined with a strained forearm.Big inning boosts the ConchsFrom Conchs, 1B Senior attacker Morgan Champagne scored three goals in the home opener. Hamer charged from her defenders position to score two goals. Katie McCormick, Amberlyn Casas, Claire Brutger and Mallory Hudson each got one goal. It was the second close call of the early season for the Coral Shores girls. The Lady Canes put on a late surge in the final minutes to overtake Ransom Everglades, 14-12, in Tuesdays season debut at Ransom. Champagne scored six goals and Hamer threw four shots into the Raider net.Casas scored twice. Amber Erickson and McCormick each scored once. Freshman goalie Carolyn Barrow had 11 saves against Ransom in her varsity debut. Coral Shores goes on the road for its two games this week, Tuesday at Cardinal Gibbon and Thursday at Palmetto. The Lady Cane JV lacrosse team plays its firstever game at Gibbon. Results from the Coral Shores boys lacrosse opener, scheduled Friday at home, were pending at press time.Halftime talk paves the wayFrom Coral Shores, 1B hits, by Roney, Sydney Konrath, Brandi Spalten and Savannah Rodamer. But McDonald said the Dolphins also had chances to manufacture runs. Our first time around we didnt hit the ball. The second and third time around we were hitting the ball, but right at them, he said. We had runners on third a couple times and first and second with one out and didnt convert. Sometimes the pitcher is on, and in this game both pitchers were on. The Dolphins (2-0-1) are scheduled to visit rival Key West High School today at 1 p.m. and travel to Carrollton School on Monday at 4 p.m.2-0-1 Dolphins visit Key WestFrom Softball, 1B Couty retired the Knights in the seventh with a fly to left, a strikeout and fielders choice after a walk.Goodwin drew a one-out walk in the Coral Shores half, and advanced on a wild pitch. Falcucci then tagged the gamewinner, ending the game.The Canes played well defensively, with leftfielder Fernando Garcia making a perfect throw to second to catch a Knight who tried to stretch a single too far. Gates, a sophomore, handled the Cane throwers and made a good throw to third on a steal. The Knight runner just made it to the bag, then stepped off and Chou tagged him. Coral Shores offense finished with six hits, Chou and Falcucci with two each. Lima and Goodwin had one.Hurricanes finish the win with six hitsFrom Hurricanes, 1B Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores sophomore outfielder Dalton Falcucci takes a cut a pitch in the 2-1 victory over Keys Gate Charter. Falcucci had two hits, scored a run and drove in the game-winning score with a seventh-inning single.Flats Shootout set for mid-MarchAnglers are now signing up for the Jim Bokor Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish and Redfish Shootout, set for March 12 through 14. Appealing to a wide spectrum of flats anglers, the shootout allows competitors to vie for top honor trophies for bonefish and redfish catches in bait, artificial and fly divisions. An overall grand champion is to be named for each species in the three categories. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler each day. To be counted toward either a bonefish or redfish trophy, each fish caught and released must be at least 18 inches long. An anglers meeting and cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday March 11 at the Islamorada Fishing Club, mile marker 82 bayside. Dinner follows at 7:15 p.m. Fishing days are March 12 through 14. Breakfast is to be served daily at 6 a.m. at the Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar, mile marker 82 bayside. Hors doeuvres are to be provided between 3:30 and 5 p.m. each fishing day at the Islamorada Fishing Club, and an awards banquet is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 14 Entry fee is $850. Entry is limited to one angler per boat with a maximum field of 30 anglers. Excess proceeds from the event benefit the Don Hawley Foundation, which helps needy people connected with the Florida Keys fishing industry. To find out more, call Betsy Bullard at (305) 587-1460 or send an e-mail to fishn firstname.lastname@example.org.Bones, redfish targeted species in tournamentISLAMORADA FISHING Lady Canes still rolling in tennisA win at the No. 1 spot by junior Erica Williams spurred Coral Shores Highs girls tennis team to a 7-0 sweep of St. Brendan in a Wednesdays road match.Williams, in her second year topping the Lady Cane lineup, played strongly in her 8-2 singles victory, head coach Blake Fry said.Ellie Leopold at No. 2 scored an 8-4 win over St. Brendans former No. 1 player. Other Coral Shores winners were No. 3 Rachel Walters, 83; No. 4 Juliana Pena, 8-2; and No. 5 Maria Lozada, 8-2, in her return to the singles lineup.Joslyn Schipper and Sacha Franks won the No. 3 doubles, 6-3; while No. 1 Williams-Pena and No. 2 Leopold-Walters each won by 8-1 scores.The girls stepped up and took care of business, Fry said. It was quite impressive.As a team, Coral Shores has not lost a regular-season match in four years. Coral Shores boys won a 2-1 decision over a short St. Brendan lineup. No. 1 Will Morton lost a 7-5, tiebreaker. No. 2 Sam Nelson cruised, 80. Cole Houser and Morton won the doubles match. Results of Fridays scheduled home match against Key West High were pending at press time. The Canes host Marathon High at 2 p.m. Feb. 28.Softball A pitching shortage again troubled the Coral Shores girls softball team Tuesday in a 1914 loss at Archbishop Carroll.Leading the Cane offense were Ileana Garcia (4-for-4, four runs scored); Kaylyn Wyatt (3-for-4, two runs), Chelsea White (2-for-2) and Pookie DelPino (two hits, three runs). DelPino, playing catcher, threw out a runner at third base. The Lady Canes play a 4 p.m. Tuesday home game against Key Wests junior varsity, then travel to Marathon for a 3:30 p.m. Friday game against the Dolphin JV.But softball squad falls to CarrollCORAL SHORES SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com WILLIAMSWreckers race is Sunday off Key WestThe second of four races in the 29th annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wreckers Cup Race Series is set for Sunday in Key West. The just-for-fun series recalls the tradition of wreckers in the Key West of the 1800s. They would head out to sunken vessels and pick up the cargo, getting a cut of it. In the race series, the destination is Sand Key, about seven miles off Key West. Racers compete in seven classes: Classic, schooner, multihull, monohull over 40 feet, monohull 30 to 39 feet, monohull 25 to 30 feet, and monohull 24 feet and under. Awards go to those place first, second and third. Those in the schooner, multihull and classic division head out at 1 p.m. Monohulls over 30 feet leave at 1:05 and monohulls under set sail at 1:10. The captains meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Schooner Wharf, 201 William St. Entry fee for each vessel is $30. To find out more, call 292-3302.Sailors to vie in 7 divisionsSAILINGSailboats fill the water during a past Wreckers Cup Race Series event. www.Keys InfoNet.com
Who knew olive oil could be so delicious? With flavors like blood orange, red cayenne chili, wild mushroom sage and white truffle, any meal is sure to be a flavor sensation when drizzled or cooked with these bold flavors.Ann and Jack McCormick, the former partners of the Island Grill, have opened Olive Morada in the new Casa Mar Village shopping center at mile marker 90 in Tavernier. Their store features 42 flavors of white and dark balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils and flavored olive oils as well as Stonewall Kitchen products and gourmet food such as pastas, dips, jams and spices.While shopping at the store, youre welcome to taste the different flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars. Go for heat or perhaps something sweet, or better yet, combine an infused olive oil with flavored balsamic vinegar. Garlic-infused olive oil combined with cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar offers a sweet and savory flavor that tastes amazing over salad, used as a dipping sauce with bread, drizzled over rice or quinoa, as a marinade for fish or poultry, or drizzled over vegetables before roasting. A flavor-infused olive oil is also excellent for using in place of butter in prepared recipes. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Olive Morada will host a food and wine event at the store with French chef Cris Loung, who will prepare dishes using olive oil and balsamic vinegars from the store. The event is limited to 25 people, so purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a spot.For just $25, youll learn the benefits of cooking with olive oils as well as the type of dishes that can be prepared with them, from appetizers to desserts. You can purchase tickets at the store at 90773 Old Highway (open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or by calling (305) 735-4375. In addition to taste-testing great olive oils, Casa Mar Village also offers the opportunity to shop, grab lunch and go paddleboarding all from the same location. It features shops and restaurants including One Drunken Monkey, Florida Keys Coffee Roasting, Fresh Press Cafe, Capt. Slates Dive Center, Islamorada Lobster Co., Munchies, the Jolly Pelican, Jewels by Vivi, Paddle the Florida Keys and, of course, Olive Morada. Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, Leahs FabulousFinds.com. Saturday, February 22, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com F.I.R.M. Annual MeengFebruary 26, 2014 5:30 PM Marathon Government CenterMarathon & Lower Keys Associaon of REALTORSwill be presenng a check for$13,000to F.I.R.M.TOP PRODUCERS(Individuals who exceeded 100% of their goal)Lynn Lucas Ginger Henderson Sandy Tule Stacie Kidwell Dawn MacLaren Karen Raspe Brenda Symonds Rhonda Williams Amy Puto Ed Anderson Lea Ruesch Steve Smith Jody OwenTOP OFFICES(Oces that exceeded 100% of their goal)American Caribbean (Marathon & Lower Keys oces)RE/MAX Marathon VacaonTOP BUSINESSRoyal FurnitureTOP NON PROFITBusiness & Professional Women, MarathonThank you to all that parcipated EVENT SPONSORSKeys Insurance Isaksen Insurance Rebecca Horan, Atlanc Pacic Insurance Coldwell Banker Schmi Key Colony Inn Exit Realty Florida Keys Florida Keys Keynoter The Weekly Newspapers Big Pine News Barometer THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND TO HEAR UPDATES ON WIND & FLOOD INSURANCE POLICIES 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 12411 Overseas Hwy, #4A Marathon 12411 Overseas Hwy, #5A Marathon Open 7 Days A Week TWO MORE BOATSLIPS LISTED & SOLD by JOSH! Looking to BUY or SELL here in the Florida Keys? Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com Living CONCH STYLEAn oil flavor explosionVinegars also a big part of Olive MoradaOlive Morada has 42 flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars.Leah Maki ConchStyle LIVING BRIEFSEvent today helps Boys, Girls ClubGinger Snips Hair Designs on Big Pine Keys is hosting its annual Boys & Girls Club benefit today from noon to 5 p.m. The shop is at 37 Ships Way. There will be live music, a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, libations and a pig roast, along with a bounce house for kids. Proceeds from all haircuts and manicures go to the Boys & Girls Club of Big Pine Key.Islamorada writers signing their bookUpper Keys residents Brad Bertelli and Jerry Wilkinson will sign their new historical book Islamorada: Images of America, today at 3 p.m. at Hooked on Books, mile marker 81.9.Wilkinson moved to the Florida Keys in 1947. Hes president of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys. Bertelli is a member of the Florida Outdoors Writers Association and vice president of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys.Boating course starts MondayU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key is offering a boating skills and seamanship class from Monday through March 12, Mon days and Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m.Itll be held at the Sugarloaf Fire Department, mile marker 17. Cost is $55 per person (materials included) and $80 per couple with shared materials. Topics include required boat equipment, operator responsibilities, nautical charts, weather and more.To sign up, call Dale Gittings at (262) 872-0432 or Bob Eichholtz at 872-7505.Biologist speaks about eagle raysKim Bassos-Hull, a senior biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota (there is a satellite facility on Summerland Key), speaks about spotted eagle rays in a presentation set for Wednesday at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Parks visitor center, mile marker 102.5 oceanside.Bassos-Hull will include information collected on the data-deficient species since Mote began a long-term study in 2008. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:30. Presenting the program is Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. To find out more, call Elena Muratori at 451-1202.Concussions less in youthsA new study shows youth football players are diagnosed with fewer concussions than other injuries. The results show 4.3 percent of players from ages 5 to 14 had concussions and that 90 percent of youth players reported no injuries. Thirty-four percent of the more than 4,000 youth players surveyed over the last two years complained of bruises, the most common injury. Ligament sprains came in second at 16 percent. The health of the millions of children who love to play football and gain its fitness and social benefits is our top priority, USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. This new information enables us to advance player safety and strengthen standards such as those in our Heads Up Football program that today are put into practice by youth and high school programs in all 50 states. The Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization sanctioned the two-year study to monitor injuries in youth leagues in six states from 2012 through 2013. What it found was that the injury risk was lowest among the youngest players and steadily increased with age. USA Football, which promotes the Head Up program to help reduce concussions, has said the purpose of the study was to compare the level of safety across age-only and age-weight playing standards. But the study showed no significant safety difference between those two leagues.It also determined that the behavior of youth coaches can play a prominent role in preventing injuries. Based on this data, it is clear that coach behavior impacts player safety, said Dr. Thomas Dompier, president of the Datalys Center. It is the position of the Datalys Center that coach and player education that includes proper tackling, limited contact drills and injury recognition, including concussion, should be mandatory in football and possibly other sports. Other findings showed:That of the 22.4 percent of players who reported injuries, 70 percent returned to action the same day.Of the 11.9 percent of players who missed a game or practice because of injury, 60 percent played again within seven days.Sprains, bruises more prevalent in kids sportsBy MICHAEL MAROTAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTH Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, February 22, 2014 Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. RoboCop (PG-13) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Endless Love (PG-13) 1:40, 4:40, 7:40 and 10:40 p.m. Winters Tale (PG-13) 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Lego Movie (PG): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Monuments Men (PG-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Pompeii (PG-13) 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 August Osage County (R): 4:00 and 9:10 p.m. Philomena (PG-13): 1:20 and 6:15 p.m. 12 Years a Slave: (R) 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Girl on a Bicycle: (R) 2:00, 4:15, 6:40 and 8:50 p.m. Frozen (PG): 1:40 and 6:35 p.m. American Hustle (R): 1:00, 3:45, 6:30 and 9:00 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 August Osage County (R): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 RoboCop (PG-13) 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. Endless Love (PG-13) 1:55, 4:35, 7:05 and 9:40 p.m. Winters Tale (PG-13) 1:20, 4:05, 6:50 and 9:35 p.m. Monuments Men (PG-13) 1:30, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. Lego Movie (PG): 1:50, 4:15, 6:55 and 9:25 p.m. Keys Movie Times Sat. March 29th 11am 6pm FLORIDA KEYS ECO DISCOVERY CENTER Truman Waterfront | Key West ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CORAL REEF RESTORATION PROGRAMS AT MOTE! www.keysoceanfest.org Strickland Quintet plays IslamoradaFive jazz musicians two are twin brothers with ties to the Florida Keys comprise New York Citys E.J. Strickland Quintet, which plays Island Community Church in Islamorada on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Stricklands drumming has been described as emitting fields of cumulative energy, clouds of feather-touch and heavyhanded syncopations, latent with power like an oncoming storm by Thomas Conrad in Downbeat Magazine. The quintet features Strickland on drums, his twin Marcus Strickland on tenor and soprano saxophones, Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Luis Perdomo on piano and Linda Oh on bass. Strickland was raised in Miami and the Florida Keys. His mother is Vanessa Strickland, a former principal at Plantation Key School. His father, attorney Michael Strickland, is a former percussionist for the Fort Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra In the late 1990s, the Strickland brothers left South Florida for New York City to pursue their music studies and goals. Marcus has played on two Grammy-nominated recordings (Fountain of Youth by Roy Haynes and Keystone by Dave Douglas), and performed with the Carnegie Hall Big Band, the Mingus Band, the Village Vanguard Band, Milt Jackson Big Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Oh was born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Australia. Shaw was brought up in Philadelphia. Perdomo hails from Caracas, Venezuela, and later moved to the Big Apple. Tickets to the concert a t Island Community Church, mile marker 83, are $25 and available online at www.keysice.com or at the door.Drummer has island tiesMUSIC E.J. Strickland is known as among the best jazz drummers around. He spent part of his youth growing up in the Keys.Art show this weekendIn 1965, the Key West Art Center originated and sponsored a show of original fine art to promote the cultural image of the island city Feb. 22 and 23. The 49th annual Old Island Days Art Festival is to continue that tradition with works by approximately 100 fine artists from around the United States and Canada. The open-air art show is still presented by the Key West Art Center in the historic Old Town district. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and admission is free. Each year, the festival features pieces in watercolor, oil paint, acrylic, sculpture, collage and photography. Additional attractions include wearable art, jewelry, pottery, pieces in wood and other items. Key Wests Whitehead Street is to be closed to vehicular traffic from Greene to Eaton streets, creating an outdoor marketplace where those attending can enjoy the offerings. Booths also are to be placed on Caroline Street within the Truman Annex development.Booths fill two streets in Old TownKEY WEST www.Keys InfoNet.com
Saturday, February 22, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 02/21 -THURS.2/27 RoboCop (PG-13)1:40; 4:25; 7:10; 9:55*Endless Love (PG-13)1:55; 4:35; 7:05; 9:40* Winters Tale (PG-13)1:20; 4:05; 6:50; 9:35* Monuments Men (PG13) 1:30; 4:20; 7:20; 10:05*Lego Movie 2D (PG)1:50; 4:15; 6:55; 9:25** Friday, Saturday only The Jazz Arts Trio featuring Fred Moyer and Friends comes to the Keys this coming week for two performances of music from Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Oscar Peterson and more. The trio performs on Feb. 24 at San Pablo Catholic Church, 550 122nd St. oceanside, Marathon; and on Feb. 25 at Island Community Church, mile marker 83.3 in Islamorada. Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. and cost $25. Doors to the Florida Keys Concert Association-presented performances open at 7.JAZZ ARTS TRIOBluegrass fest planned Feb. 23Contemporary and traditional offerings and original tunes by Florida Keys performing songwriters are to highlight the musical menu during the Island Grass Music Fest, set for 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 on Ramrod Key. The musical afternoon benefits Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys and takes place at Boondocks Grille & Draft House, mile marker 27.5 on U.S. 1. The lineup features a host of seasoned performers whose talents enrich the Keys music scene, among them Howard Livingston, the Doerfel Family, Bill Blue & the Nervous Guys, Pat McCune, the Piper Road Spring Band and a trio composed of Gary Hempsey, Ron Baumann and event producer Terry Cassidy. Those attending can purchase food and beverages to enjoy with the music and bid on items at a silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Vendor booths and raffles round out the afternoon.Daylong event at BoondocksRAMROD KEY Elvis is entering the buildingElvis lives, sort of. Elvis impersonator Jim Jinelli brings the King to the Middle Keys stage for a March 1 performance of Elvis: A Concert Experience at the Marathon Community Theatre, mile marker 49.5 oceanside. Tickets are $24 and include a post-show party with peanut butter and banana sandwiches Presleys favorite. Jinelli is a Chicago native whos been performing his tribute to Presley across the nation for more than 20 years. His portrayal covers the touring years of 1971 to 1977. Just as Elvis covered many more songs in his concerts than his own, so does Jinelli. He started singing at age 7 and learned to play many instruments by the age 12. While in high school in the mid-1970s, he performed 1950s s rock n roll with a band. In the years that followed, performing became a major part of his life. For tickets or more information, call 743-0994, or stop by the box office, which is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the day of the show.Impersonator brings concert to Middle KeysMARATHON Jim Jinelli brings the Elvis concert experience to life on March 1 in Marathon.Rebooted RoboCop is 2nd tierRoboCop, rated PG13, 118 minutes, playing inTavernier and Key West. The reboot of RoboCop uses the basic blueprint from the 1987 movie starring Peter Weller. Its been modified and updated to create a sleeker design, but it is not as intellectually cuttingedge. Big business has become the new go-to villains now that the Russians arent as scary, making the film less of a cautionary tale about how machines are taking over our lives and more focused on the evils of corporate America. Just like the original, the new RoboCop focuses on Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a first-rate cop who becomes the target of one of the top criminals in near-future Detroit. An explosive attack leaves Murphy with little more than his brain and right hand worth saving. Fortunately for him, Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) has been trying to come up with a way to get the public and politicians to get on board with his new robot peacekeepers. The chief complaint is that robots are too analytical in their thinking. Thats when Sellars comes up with the plan to have his chief robot expert, Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), put the few remaining parts of Murphy into a robot body to create the perfect union of a machines abilities with a humans thinking. In the original film, Murphys past was a blank, returning in only spits and spurts of images. His emotional struggles came out of trying to recapture the world that helped define his humanity. The new Murphy remembers his family and his struggle is more of how to be a husband and father when most of your body has a limited warranty. Because the new RoboCop has more memory of past life, the performance by Kinnaman has more emotional impact than Wellers work. But Weller sold the idea of a manbot far more convincingly because he wasnt saddled with sentimental situations. Both films offer plenty of action, with the new version having a slight edge just because of the technology massive battle sequences. What the new RoboCop loses in its message, it makes up with first-rate fights. The least interesting part of the new RoboCop are segments that feature Samuel L. Jackson as the host of a TV news program. The over-the-top rants by Jackson do little to advance the plot. The new RoboCop shows we have the technology to build a sleeker, faster and more powerful version of the original film. But it comes at a price the new movie isnt as crisp when it comes to its political and social messages.It doesnt reach original for crispnessBy RICK BENTLEYFresno BeeMOVIE REVIEW
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, February 22, 2014 Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb. 19 puzzle. READY FOR BOATINGU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-2 just completed its latest three-week boating skills course in Marathon. Among those now considered safer boaters are (from left standing) Matt Wright, David Ruthenberg, Frank Shaw, Richard Ring, James Woodall, James Dean, Bud Taylor, Matt Sutton, Jim Bies and Norberto Figueredo; and (front) Cyna Wright, Sharon Miller, Jocelyn Meinl, Lynn Ruthenberg, Ericka Sutton, Dawn Christ and Rick Christ. Pizza MREs closer to realityThey call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: A pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat. Soldiers have been asking for pizza since lightweight individual field rations known as meals ready to eat, or MREs replaced canned food in 1981 for soldiers in combat zones or areas where field kitchens cannot be set up.Researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are closing in on a recipe that doesnt require any refrigeration or freezing. You can basically take the pizza, leave it on the counter, packaged, for three years and itd still be edible, said Michelle Richardson, a food scientist at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Scientists at the Natick labs also are responsible for developing equipment and clothing that improves soldiers combat effectiveness and their survival, but the quest for good pizza has become known as the holy grail there.Pizza is one of the most requested items when soldiers are asked every year what theyd like to see in their rations, said Richardson, who has spent nearly two years developing the recipe in a large kitchen full of commercial equipment.Scientists efforts were long thwarted because moisture in tomato sauce, cheese and toppings migrated to the dough over time, resulting in soggy pizza that provided the perfect conditions for mold and disease-causing bacteria to grow.But on-and-off research over the past few years helped them figure out ways to prevent moisture from migrating. That includes using ingredients called humectants sugar, salt and syrups can do the trick that bind to water and keep it from getting to the dough. But that alone would not help the pizza remain fresh for three years at 80 degrees, so scientists tweaked the acidity of the sauce, cheese and dough to make it harder for oxygen and bacteria to thrive. They also added iron filings to the package to absorb any air remaining in the pouch.Typical pan pizzaMost soldiers havent tried it because its still being developed, but Jill Bates, who runs the taste lab, said she was happy after tasting the latest prototype batch of pepperoni. She describes it as a pan pizza, with a crust thats a little moist and not super-crispy. It pretty much tastes just like a typical pan pizza that you would make at home and take out of the oven or the toaster oven, she said. The only thing missing from that experience would be its not hot when you eat it. Its room temperature. Turkey pepperoni pizza also will be available for soldiers who do not eat pork products. David Accetta, a former Army lieutenant colonel and spokesman for the lab, tried the pizza and also liked it. He said having food soldiers can relate to and enjoy has added benefits. In a lot of cases, when you are cold and tired and hungry, having a hot meal thats something that you like and you would get at home, it increases your morale and we consider that to be a force multiplier, Accetta said.Spaghetti is the most popular MRE option. It has been on the menu since MREs were introduced, and it is the one thing that soldiers have never recommended be removed from MREs. Vegetarian tortellini is also one of the most popular choices.The lab brings in food technologists to taste recipes and give feedback. One of the technologists, Dan Nattress, agreed the pizza deserves a thumbs-up. It tastes pretty much what you would get from a pizza parlor, he said.Its among most requested by soldiersBy RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated PressTHE MILITARYThis slice of prototype pizza, in development to be used in MREs, sits in a packet next to a smaller packet known as an oxygen scavenger at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Associated Press photos by STEVEN SENNEFood technologist Tom Yang cuts a prototype pizza at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass. Pizza is in development to be used in individual field rations known as meals ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas. LIVING BRIEFSLine-splicing party planned for ThursdayA party to splice mooring buoy lines is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the City of Marathon Marina. Hosted by the city, the Marathon Sailing Club and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the event will have experts teaching how to splice. Refreshments will be served.Art show opens this ThursdayThe Art Guild of the Purple Isles starts its 48th annual Members Judged Art Show Thursday in the Key Largo library community room, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside. There are more than 125 entries in areas such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography and digital. The public is asked to vote for their favorite and that winner is recognized as the peoples choice. Artists will be painting during the show, which is open from 10 a.m. t 6 p.m. through March 9.Participants wanted for St. Pats paradeOrganizers of the 15th annual St. Patricks Day Parade in Key Colony Beach, set for March 17, are looking for participants to walk, bike or drive in the parade. The parade starts at 5 p.m. at Sunset Park and ends at 1st Street and East Ocean Drive. To find out more, call Jack Crowley at 289-0371 or send an e-mail to jackcrow firstname.lastname@example.org.Professor talks aquaponic growingThe final program in Florida Keys Community Colleges V.I.P. Lecture Series is Aquaponics: Sustainable Agriculture Begins at Home. The free program is led by biology Professor Bill Irwin on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Stock Island campus. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a cash bar. Irwin will trace the history of global food production, discuss changes in economic and nutritional values of our food, and examine the sustainability of our agriculture methods in light of growing world population and increasing demands. Using a functional aquaponic system along with images and descriptions of a wide range of successful designs (and samples from his own gardens), he will demonstrate how nearly anyone can produce a significant amount of healthy, organic vegetables and fish with very little effort or expense in an eco-friendly, sustainable way.KCB police host driving classA driver refresher course for people age 50 and older is planned for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Key Colony Beach City Hall. That citys Police Department presents it. The classroom refresher was designed by AARP to help older drivers improve their driving skills and prevent crashes. It covers agerelated physical changes and tips to help compensate for these changes, rules of the road, and local driving problems. There is no exam. A certificate upon completion could save you money on automobile insurance (consult your agent for specifics). Preregistration is required. Call Dee at 2899658. The cost of materials is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 906151 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / PRE BID MEETING / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014532 PLANTATION KEY AC MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING February 25, 2014 9:00am Plantation Key School, 100 Lake Road, Tavernier, FL 33070 (Sign in at Office) BID OPENING March 18, 2014 10:00 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published February 15, 19, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 906189 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-CA-70 P RCS RECOVERY SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN ITURRALDE, ET AL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Summary Final Judgment entered by the Circuit Court in and for Monroe County, Florida on the 10th day of October, 2013, and by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued in the above styled cause on the 26th day of November, 2013, I, Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida have levied upon and will offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash, subject to any mortgages or liens thereon, in the morning on the 18th day of March, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida, the interests of defendants CARMEN ITURRALDE and SANTIAGO ITURRALDE, in execution, in the following described property, subject to any and all other liens, taxes, judgments, or encumbrances whatsoever: SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Unit V-6 of EXECUTIVE BAY CLUB CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 806, Page 1066, and amended as PHASE II, in Official Records Book 814, Page 549 through 561, and all amendments of record thereto, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, together with an undivided 1/200th interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, aka 87200 Overseas Highway, #6, Islamorada, FL 33036. DATED this 12th day of February, 2014. Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff Monroe County, Florida BY:Rachelle Gates, Supervisor Civil Process Division Published February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 906274 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 11th day of March 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: THE CONDOMINIUM PARCEL KNOWN AS DWELLING UNIT NO. 102-B, IN BUILDING NO. 1, OF SUNSET MARINA RESIDENCES OF KEY WEST, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF (DECLARATION), RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1620, PAGE 1040, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED SHARE IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO. Property address: 5601 College Road, Unit 102, Key West, FL 33040 Pursuant to ORDER entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2007-A5, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-E UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 2007 Plaintiff VS. JOANNE E. ALEXANDER et.al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2012-CA-1038-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 20th day of November, 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 February 15, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 906508 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 442013CA000300A001MR U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-HY2 TRUST Plaintiff, vs. LAZARA AMENG TORRES A /K/A LAZARA A. TORRES, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LAZARA AMENG TORRES A/K/A LAZARA A. TORRES and JUAN TORRES RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6800 SOUTHWEST 130TH A VENUE, SOUTHWEST RANCHES, FL 33330-3837 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort g a g e on the followin g gg g described property located in MONROE County, Florida: Residential Unit 67 and Boat Dock Space SW17 of INDIGO REEF MARINA HOMES, according to the Declaration of Protective Covenants, Restrictions and Easements of Indigo Reef Marina Homes, as recorded in Official Records Book 2180, at Page 626 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, together with an assignment of exclusive use of Carport Space No. 67, as a Limited Common Property, the legal descriptions of the Residential Unit and Boat Dock Space are attached hereto as Exhibit A and A-1 respectively. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, March 17th, 2014 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Keynoter. DATED: February 4th, 2014 A MY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By /s/ Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk of the Court Copies furnished to: Phelan Hallinan, PLC 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. 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 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 February 15, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 909460 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 21ST DAY OF MARCH 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: Lot 16, Block 3, of South Creek Village, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 85, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: Gary Robichaud Plaintiff VS. FIRST 2 LEND, LLC; JOSE A. MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA-000866-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 10th day of FEBRUARY, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published February 22, March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 910497 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. at Hawks Cay Conference Center, Turtle Room, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published February 19, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 911267 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 303 M BRANCH BANKING & TRUST, OMPANY, a North Carolina banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES R. HANSON, individually, MARIAN B. HANSON, individually, MARIAN B. HANSON, as Trustee of the MARIAN B. HANSON TRUST A GREEMENT DATED MAY 30, 1996, KATHARINE M. HENRY, as Trustee of the HANSON FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST DATED A UGUST 12, 2009, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIAN B. HANSON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATHARINE M. HENRY, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MARIAN B. HANSON TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 30, 1996, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE HANSON FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST DATED AUGUST 12, 2009, UNKNOWN TENANT-PARCEL 1, and UNKNOWN TENANTPARCEL 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION BY PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MARIAN B. HANSON TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 30, 1996 and UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE HANSON FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST DATED AUGUST 12, 2009 Current Address Unknown Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose the mortgage on the following property in Monroe County, Florida: Parcel 1: The Northerly 75 feet Lot 6, COURY SUBDIVISION, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 13, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Parcel 2: The Southerly 100 feet of Lot 11, MARINA Subdivision as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 183, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, LESS the following: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 11, Marina Subdivision, as aforesaid, thence go East along the Southernmost line of said Lot 11 for a distance of 100 feet, to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along the southernmost line of Lot 11, for a distance of 10 feet to a point; thence go North along the easternmost line of Lot 11, for a distance of 100 feet, more or less, to a point which is also the southwest corner of the canal adjacent to said Lot 11, Marina Subdivision, thence go West on a line parallel to the northernmost line of Lot 11, Marina Subdivision, for a distance of 10 feet to a point; thence go south on a line parallel to the easternmost line of Lot 11, Marina Subdivision, for a distance of 100 feet, more or less, to the Point of Be g innin g .100905860-02 gg has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on VIJAY G. BRIBASI, Attorney for Branch Banking and Trust Company, whose address is 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1150, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before March 24, 2014; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for in the Amended Verified Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the Keynoter WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court at Marathon, Florida on this 10th day of February, 2014. Clerk Name: Amy Heavilin A s Clerk, Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida By: /s/ Tammy L. Marciel A s Deputy Clerk VIJAY G. BRIJBASI, ESQ., (15037) A ttorney for Plaintiff 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1150 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Telephone: 954/759-2774 Email: email@example.com Published February 22, March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 913182 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Executive Committee Tuesday, February 27, 2014, noon Gato Building 1st Fl., 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Cultural Umbrella Committee Monday, March 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Marathon Government Center, 1st FL. Conf. Rm., 2798 Overseas Hwy., Marathon Art in Public Places Committee Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Gato Building 1st Fl., 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published February 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 913386 NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SESSION The Monroe County Sheriffs Office and Fraternal Order of Police will engage in collective bargaining for MCSO Deputies on March 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheriffs Administrative Head q uarters 5525 Colle g e q,g Road on Stock Island. Session is open to the public. Anyone desiring to appeal any decision taken at any session will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. If you need accommodation or assistance to attend, please contact Michelle Quad at 305-292-7021. Published February 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 915471 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/07/2014, 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. 1FAFP45X6YF295610 2000 FORD 1GNDU06E5VD115466 1997 CHEVROLET Published February 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 915482 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/12/2014, 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. 1992 1GNEK18KXNJ342382 CHEV 1993 1J4FJ28S5PL565226 JEEP 1993 2MELM74W0PX605672 MERC 1996 1FMDU34X3TUA58062 FORD 2000 KNDJB7230Y5636947 KIA 2006 RFCHA10476Y616327 TGB 2008 KM4CA104781601055 HYOS Published February 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! Chapter 705, Florida Statutes, the following list of described property is being held by Monroe County Sheriffs Ofce. These items may be inspected February 17, ending March 14, 2014 at Monroe County Sheriffs Ofce 500 Whitehead Street Old Jail, Key West, Florida 33040. Please call to make arrangements for viewing 305-292-7144 as some of these items are stored at different locations. Any person holding a valid claim as owner or nder who have proper proof of ownership must make their claim in writing to the address listed below. Any claimant may be assessed storage and advertisement fees. Any property not claimed during this time period will revert ownership to the Sheriff of Monroe County to be used, sold or donated as pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 705, Florida Statutes. Richard A. Ramsay Sheriff of Monroe County By: Diana ODell Property/Evidence Division P.O. Box 6530 Key West, FL. 33040 305-292-7144PUBLIC NOTICEMitac GPS units, 1. Sharper image MP3, I phone White metal topaz 2. ring, JVC at screen tv, sony play station w/ controllers, assorted games Tom Tom GPS, Garmin 3. Nuvi 200 GPS Scientic Angler shing 4. rod and reel, Apple ipod, car power adapter, Game time watch, ip phone w/battery, Tom Tom GPS w/ cords, Garmin GPS, air pump, black and decker jump starter, power converter, MP3 player, laptop w/mouse, I phones, ipods, assorted movies. Yellow color chain, 5. doubloons yellow coin pieces Tom Tom GPS, cell 6. phones, Vizio TV, Geneva watch Black men watach Ice 7. King Clothing for Shawn Gell 8. Wallet for Mary Jo 9. Kosanovich Passport & US currency 10. for Georges Picot Cedric Yellow metal bangle 11. bracelets, women bracelet, hoop earring solid, hoop earring with stones, yellow necklace with owers, yellow necklace with stones, yellow necklace with beads. Published Keynoter 2-15-14 & 2-22-14
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, February 22, 2014* The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 915483 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/12/2014, 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. 1FMEU15H0NLA29580 1992 FORD 1FTRX17W7YNA71049 2000 FORD 1NXBR12E1WZ126880 1998 TOYT RFCRD10425Y614527 2005 TGB Published February 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 916066 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/05/2014 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final 1B7FL26P2TS589742 1996 DODGE SALTL15402A739459 2002 LAND DISCOVERY II SD RFCHA10444Y593411 2004 TGB JTHBF5C28B5136706 2011 LEXUS JYACB09C77A009721 2007 YAMAHA Published February 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Available Models & Escorts in Key West. Also hiring outstanding new models. 305-440-3731LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551A BIG ESTATE SALE Sat only, 2/22, 8am-1pm Something for everyone, dont miss this! 67 Tingler Lane, MarathonCommunityWideYardSale. KeyRVPark.6099Overseas Highway.SaturdayFeb.22. ___8:00a.m.-2:00p.m.___ Tools,fishingequip.,clothing, collectables,appliances,anda widevarietyofKeystreasures. Comeandseewhatwehave!!!ESTATE SALE, SAT. FEB 22 8am-3pm. Furniture, dishware, glassware, kitchenware, craft items, collectibles, electric lift chair, wheelchairs, Jazzy scooter, misc. 57466 Bailey St, Grassy Key, MM 57 FLORIDA KEYS MASONIC LODGE (Behind Froggys) Sat., 3/1 & Sun., 3/2. 8:00 4:00. Variety of misc. items & $5 pancake breakfast.HugeMovingSale!MM54.5 119CocoPlumDr,Fri/Sat9-2 Golfcart,lawn/gardenequip, household,holiday/craft,kids, clothing&more.Dontmissit!MARATHON YARD SALE Sat., 2/22, 8am 2 pm. End of W. 75th St. Watch for signs. Household plus more! WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-WW2 items. Any condition. 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.2011 Blast freezer unit, 9hp Russell condensing unit. 480 Larkin evaporator. Koch vacuum sealer 2002, Model 2100-A, 240v/60hz 3 phase. 305-481-6232V.A. Special brand new 3/2 BUILT ON YOUR LOT $0 down. $1,167 per month (doesnt incl taxes & insurance) Call Joe 305-304-6627 V.A. Special brand new 3/2 LOT & HOUSE PACKAGE $0 down. $1,877 per month (includes taxes & insurance) Call Joe 305-304-6627 CocoPlum Marathon 1BD,1 BA, Boat Slip, Dock, New Kitchen, New Bath, New AC,Walk In closet & More $180K or partner for $87.5K Lease for $1100 start 7/1/14 Call 732-363-4370 MARATHON SOMBRERO BEACH RD. New A/C, roof, windows. Total spalling concrete renovation. $416/mo maint. $229K. 586-405-5123 MARATHON 1100 sf. 2 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen & bath. All tiled. Dock, 60 free flowing canal w/HD davits.$265,000. 305-849-0507 WaterViewLotKCB 60x 110lot,3rdStKCB.Ocean View.Buildnow!$199,000 440-503-4273 firstname.lastname@example.org/2Homew/Oceanaccess Homew/Tiki,oncanal,roof topterrace,cul-de-sac,quiet, Ideal.$2k/mo.786-406-3723 info@AmeriCastleCorp.comIslamorada-Venetian Shores Furn 4 BR, 4 BA, canal front, includes landscapping, pest control & boat slip, long term. 186 Venetian Way. $3600/mo F/L/S + util. 305-664-3333KCBWATERFRONTHOME Likenew,canal,3/3stiltedhalf duplex,furnished,nosmoking, nopets,37ftdock,2car garage,1300sqftup,600sqft legalstorage,6mominlease FLS305-743-4736$3,000305 -email@example.comMARATHON 2 BD / 2BA Furn., waterfront home. $2200 / mo. F/L/S Available 5/1/14 12/31/14 Call (231) 250-8200 MM 92, Harry Harris Park 1 block from Park. Entire house: 3BR/2BA upstairs + 1BR/1BA downstairs. $2,100. Pets OK. Call (305) 962-9639 MARATHON 2/1 DUPLEX 501A 22nd St. Ocean. C/A, W/D hkup, hurricane shutters, yard. MUST SEE. $1300/mo. F/L/S. 305-205-4285CompletelyRemodeledMH onpluggedcanal@MM103 B/S1440sqft3BR/2BA,W/D, fencedyard.$1,500+utilities avail3/1305-360-1948 Oceanside K.LARGOMM96. Directoceanaccessw/Ocean views!updatedlrg.2/2..10K boatlift.Part.furnL-Trental. Petsok.$1,750561-236-9317Key Largo MM96, 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn. Everything included! Avail Feb & Mar 2014. 786-258-3127 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519MasterBedroomforRent withfullbath,furnished.Share aclean,quietsinglehomein BigPineKey.Largefenced yard,deck,pool,kitchen, parking,A/C&w/d.Cable& utilitiesincluded.Contactafter 5pmweekdays,oranytimeFriSun.$850305-395-0170 Efficencyforrent MM86, 1BR,1Bath,LR,Kitchen,on water,dockforboat.Utilities/ Cableincluded.Unfurnished $1,300/month443-852-1322 firstname.lastname@example.orgMARATHON EFFICIENCY Ocean Isles gated commty. Furn, clubhouse w/pool N/S, no pets. Bkgnd chk req. $800. F/L/S 386-308-4071; 386-467-1966 MM 96.3 O/S STUDIO 22 long screen porch, W/D, fully furn, incl hi def. TV & WiFi. $1050/mo, incl util. No pets/no smoking, F/L/S. 305-853-3779FOR LEASE IN MARATHON 3100 sq. ft. space between new Dollar Tree & Beals Outlet. $5000 / mo. + tax. Call Brian (305) 289-6482 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 GARAGE FOR RENT MM 92 400 sq. ft. workspace 400 sq. ft. storage. Power & A/C $550 / mo. Call (305) 394-3485 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. 1,200 SF Turnkey Hair Salon Busy Tavernier shopping center. Commodore Realty, Inc. Nicole Christodoulou (786) 252-4596 BOOKKEEPER Needed. Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE Is now hiring P/T OFFICE ASSISTANT. Computer exp. a must. Min HS diploma/GED. Quick Books, A/R, A/P, exp. a plus. APPLY IN PERSON ONLY. 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 PublicNoticeInvitationToBid(ITB) AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonisaccepting sealedbidsfor WastewaterSystemConstructionofMultipleService Connections .SealedbidsforfurnishingallgoodsandservicesnecessarytocompletetheWork specifiedinthesedocumentswillbereceivedbytheCityClerkandreadaloud:DueDate:March19,2014 Time:3:00p.m. Place:MarathonCityHall,9805OverseasHighway ITBdocumentsmaybeobtainedandexaminedatCityHall.Toobtainacopy oftheITB,gotowww.demandstar.com .Proposerswhoobtaincopiesofthis bidfromsourcesotherthanwww.Demandstar.com risknotreceivingAddenda, andaresolelyresponsibleforthoserisks.TheCityofMarathonreservestherighttoacceptorrejectanyorallbids,and towaiveanyorallinformalitiesinthebidding.PublishedKeynoter2-22-14&2-26-14 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 TheTurtleHospital inMarathonIsseekingafull-time EducationalProgram Guide/GiftShopSales. Publicspeaking& retailsalesexperience andmarineturtle knowledgehelpful. Sendresumeto:tur email@example.com Keys InfoNet.com Available Models & Escorts in Key West. Also hiring outstanding new models. 305-440-3731LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ K A BIG ESTATE SALE Sat only, 2/22, 8am-1pm Something for everyone, dont miss this! 67 Tingler Lane, MarathonCommunityWideYardSale. KeyRVPark.6099Overseas Highway.SaturdayFeb.22. ___8:00a.m.-2:00p.m.___ Tools,fishingequip.,clothing, collectables,appliances,anda widevarietyofKeystreasures. Comeandseewhatwehave!!!ESTATE SALE, SAT. FEB 22 8am-3pm. Furniture, dishware, glassware, kitchenware, craft items, collectibles, electric lift chair, wheelchairs, Jazzy scooter, misc. 57466 Bailey St, Grassy Key, MM 57 FLORIDA KEYS MASONIC LODGE (Behind Froggys) Sat., 3/1 & Sun., 3/2. 8:00 4:00. Variety of misc. items & $5 pancake breakfast.HugeMovingSale!MM54.5 119CocoPlumDr,Fri/Sat9-2 Golfcart,lawn/gardenequip, household,holiday/craft,kids, clothing&more.Dontmissit!MARATHON YARD SALE Sat., 2/22, 8am 2 pm. End of W. 75th St. Watch for signs. Household plus more! WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-WW2 items. Any condition. 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, February 22, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: ExperiencedFiberglass& GelcoatRepairTech. Looking fordependable&experienced fiberglass/Gelcoatrepairtech. ApplyinpersontoOceanBlue Boatworks@NORTHgateof 93160O/SHwy.Tavernier.305 -731-1307 service@oceanblueboatworks .comHOUSE CLEANERS NEEDED For residential service. Must be experienced. P/T or F/T, must work weekends! Call 305-942-9961 HOUSEKEEPERS F/T or P/T Marathon area. Please call (305) 731-0520 Marathon Garbage Service is seeking truck helpers. $9 per hour. Apply in person to 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon Home Health Care Company is currently hiring part time RN, LPN, OT, OTA, PT, PTA. Serving the area of Marathon. Call 305-942-4281 or please fax resume to 305-225-3940 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Maintenance Technician Full Time Experienced Line Cook Front Desk Clerk Part Time Bartender Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceFront Desk Clerk & Housekeepers urgently needed! English req. Please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393 Front Desk Clerk & Maintenance Landscaper. P/T. English req. Days. please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393 FT Desk Position with assistant management possibilities, conscientious detail oriented, non smoker for Key Largo Dive Resort MM104, email resume to: email@example.com.Housekeeper needed in Key Largo, Spanish ok, English not necessary, apply in person at Amoray Dive Resort, MM 104.5 bay side ON SITE MANAGER for 36 unit Key Colony Beach co-op. Office, bookkeeping, rental, personnel mgt. MS Office and Quick Books exp. needed. CAM license required. Apartment & utilities, base salary & percent of rental commissions, health and IRA contributions provided. Position open May 1st. Fax resume to 305-289-0366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. P/T Desk Clerk & 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 email@example.com EXPERIENCED WEBSITE MANAGER PART TIME Marathon Office. Please call Michael (305) 481-4301 Make Some Extra Cash Deliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4:30 & 7:30 am in Key West or Big Pine Key (two positions needed) Potential income $350-$450 per week Call Alex 305.522.1460 CABANA BREEZES Now Hiring: F/T or P/T Line Cooks Busser Servers Bartenders Golf Cart Driver Please apply in person 401 E. Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach 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. IMMEDIATE HIRING Line Cooks/Breakfast Cooks Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.Mr.CsIceCream NOW HIRINGP/Tat98.9and102.8 MatureServersandKitchen HelpNeeded.Mustbereliable. 561-504-6423MARKER 88 NOW HIRING Dishwasher, Hostess, Line Cook & Prep Cook. Must work nights, weekends & holidays. Please apply online at: https://my.peoplematter.at/flori dakeysrestaurantmanagement/ HireNOWHIRING Experienced LINECOOK.Applyinperson, KINGSeafood,10925O/S Hwy.Marathon.305-735-4132 firstname.lastname@example.orgNOW HIRING: SERVERS & LINE COOK Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon SUNDOWNERS IS NOW accepting applications for Servers, Dishwasher, Hostess, Bartender, Dock Attendant & Expo. F/T & P/T available. Apply online at: https://my.pe oplematter.at/floridakeysrestau rantmanagement/Hire Retail Merchandiser, P/T to merchandise Hallmark products at stores in Key Largo. To apply, please visit: www. hallmark.candidatecare.com MARATHON OFFICE ASSISTANT Advanced computer skills required. Available now! Call 305-481-4301F/T SECURITY GUARDneeded Immediately in Marathon. Must have drivers license & security license. (305) 684-0033HAIRSTYLIST Needed for Hair By Martha, in Marathon. Commission or rental. Call (305) 393-1751BlindandShadeMeasure Person/Installer Neededfor middletolowerKeys.Mustbe abletomeasure,install,and repair:horizontalblinds,roller shades,cellshades,sheer horizontals,romanshades, wovenwoods,verticals,sheer verticals,verticells,sliding panelsplusmotorizedshades. Needtruckorvan,toolsandbe abletopassbackground check.305-828-7666 email@example.comKENNEL CAREGIVER F/T Animal care duties reqd. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual that loves to work with animals and people. Evening and weekends required. Call Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 743-7099 19 SEAMASTER center console, 90hp Johnson major overhaul less than 40 hours, with trailer. Asking $5,300. cell 724-866-8204 27 DUSKY 2002 Center console. 25.9 Cummins turbo diesel engines. Many extras. 950 hours. $55,000. Call Ron 954-829-2322 33ContenderStep2010 Twin 350HPYamaha150Hrs, Warranty,2-Garmin5212 GPS/Radar,LedLites,Topgun Sonystr,Loaded.MustSee! $169,000OBO305-216-4411 Gobravo@bellsouth.net 28 PRO-LINE 1986 walkaround w/1995 twin 200 Yamahas, 2 stroke. Bimini top, live well, too many extras to list! $11,750. Contact Rick, firstname.lastname@example.org for photos or call 305-872-3023 33 Egg Harbor 1979 Sedan Sport Fisher. Crusader engines. Great liveaboard or fisher. On the water ready to fish! $15K obo. 970-689-2818 33 HYDRASPORT CC 2004, triple 225 Yahamas, loaded w/ options. Furuno 64 mi. radar / depth, auto pilot, many more! Orig. owner. $76,500. OBO (954) 275-8463 1981 20 Ranger, perfect! Unsinkable daysailor. Shallow draft, swing heel, outbrd. See: www.keys.craigslist.org/boats $4,350. 307-326-8113, MM 28 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric incl. MM 99. (305) 942-3055 DEEPWTER DOCKAGE & STORAGE MM 85.9 85970 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada. $500 Call (305) 517-9605 A r e a O p e r a t i o n s S u p e r i n t e n d e n t / P e r m i t s ResponsiblefortheinspectionofPermitsontheFDOTR/W.Reportsresultsofhis inspectionstothePermitsCoordinators.Documentsallinspectionresults,and requirescontractor'scompliancewithFDOTSpecificationsandDesignStandards. AssisttheAreaOperationManagerwithfieldinspections.Performsassessments ofroadwayconditionsforplanningmaintenanceworkorders.Participatesin bridgesworkordersassisting,themaintenancecrewswiththeMaintenanceof Traffic.Applyon-lineat h t t p : / / i c a o n r a m p e x a c t a p p l i c a n t c o m / j o b s / EOE,Drug-freeworkplace. CityofMarathonTurtleNestSurveyorPleaseseewebsiteforjobdescription:www.ci.marathon.fl.us F i s c a l A s s i s t a n t O p e n i n g i n M a r a t h o n TheDomesticAbuseShelteris seekingawellorganizedandprofessional individualtofillthepositionofFiscalAssistant. Thisisapart-timepositioninMarathon.Must beabletoworkMondayandFridayofeach weekwithanotherdaytobedetermined. Dutiesincludeaccountsreceivableandpayable, payrollandhumanresourcesandoperations.An AssociatesdegreeinBusinessAdministrationis requiredorequivalentyearsofexperience. Pleaseprovideresumetofax305-289-1589or email@example.com.AnEEOemployer. CORALREEFPARKCO. 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