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Florida Keys keynoter
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Classifieds . . . . .7B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .6BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 18 25 CENTS Hot carsA new auto restoration business in Marathon is all about hot rods. Story, 7A Turn down the volume?Key West still cant come to agreement on a new noise law for the Old Town area. Story, 4A KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. stylish. Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWMaddie Thompson, pitching for the junior-varsity Lady Conchs of Key West High School, finds the strike zone in a Tuesday game against the rebuilding Coral Shores High varsity. The Conchs won, 19-4. Lady Canes standout Pookie del Pino homered over the centerfield fence, helping keep Coral Shores close until the Canes pitching faltered.IN THE ZONEKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYA Rosaires Royal Racers pot-bellied pig eats a cookie from 12-year-old David Rosaires mouth on Friday at the Stuffed Pig Restaurant in Marathon. The Stuffed Pig, at U.S. 1 and 35th Street, hosts the popular pig races each year to raise money for day-care centers. They feature live music, a silent auction and plenty of good eats. Races go from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.TRULY PIGGING OUTMorality standard needed?Marathon City Council man Mark Senmartin got little support Tuesday for a morality clause for members of city advisory boards, but the council didnt outright rule one out.Senmartin said he was floating the idea because of recent events reported in the media, referring largely to the Feb. 7 arrest of longtime Code Compliance Board member Alun Stephen Pearson.Pearsons term expires today and he withdrew his name from consideration for reappointment after he was arrested for allegedly forging signatures to obtain a duplicate title for a boat belonging to a 70-year-old Tavares man with dementia. It was his third arrest since 2005. If youre serving on a board in Marathon, its a privilege and not a right. If theres enough cause that you have to be arrested, you should be removed until the disposition of your case comes up, Senmartin said. We need to set up some kind of a morality clause. The more I get into this job, Im actually surprised we dont have something like this in place, he continued.Senmartin said he discussed with City Attorney John Herin the possibility of having such a clause apply to city employees and various contracted employees, as well.He asked if I wanted to extend it to employees and Im on the fence about it. Id like to have discussion about it, Senmartin said.City Finance Director Peter Rosasco, a contracted employee, was arrested on Feb. 14 after an alleged domestic battery on his wife. He was not disciplined by the city. As far as Peter, hes not an employee of the city technically. Even if we had something like that, it wouldnt apply toCouncilman puts the idea out there after code board members arrestMARATHONBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Member of fire board is arrestedAn elected board member of Key Largos fire and ambulance district was arrested early Friday on a count of domestic battery. Jennifer L. Miller, 39, was booked on the misdemeanor at the Plantation Key Detention Center shortly after 3 a.m. She was released on her own recognizance seven hours later. Miller declined comment. According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office arrest report, Miller and a juvenile fell into a heated argument over the youngsters misbehavior. Miller is accused of punching the juvenile in the stomach during the 1:30 a.m. dispute in the parking lot of the Buttonwood Bay condominium, near mile marker 96. The victim, not identified because of age, was not seriously injured and declined medical treatment. Based on the provided statement from [the victim] and the available evidence, I did conclude that a physical altercation had occurred and that Miller was the aggressive party, Deputy Vaughn OKeefe said in the arrest report.Miller charged with punching youth in stomachKEY LARGO By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com MILLER Homicide trials are scheduledPeter Erik Hedvall, accused of first-degree murder in the 2011 killing of a man during Fantasy Fest in Key West, is scheduled for trial beginning on March 17.Hedvall, 28, is accused of killing Jonathon Alvarado, a former server at La Trattoria Beachside who was 32 when he died, on Oct. 28 that year.Attor neys for both sides met briefly in front of Monroe County Judge Wayne Miller on Thursday at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West for a hearing. The day before, Miller signed a gag order in the case. Alvarado was found dead under a truck at 1019 Grinnell St., down the block from Dons Million Dollar Bar. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma caused by a rock found lying next to the truck, according to the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office.Police reports say witnesses at Dons that night saw Alvarado wearing angel wings which were used to strangle him, according to reports and Hedvall was seen in a light-colored suit; both were costumes for the annual 10day Fantasy Fest bacchanal.Hedvall, of Brighton, Mass., was questioned the night of the slaying and police collected a seersucker suit that tests later showed had drops of Alvarados blood on it. In the meantime, Hedvall took off to Waukesha, Wis., where he was arrested on Dec. 21, 2011, and extradited back to the Keys.Following recent hearings contesting whether the DNA was collected in a proper search and is therefore admissible, Miller ruledHedvalls likely to start later this monthBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONTLittle interest shown for Sneads seatIt appears former Marathon City Councilwoman Ginger Sneads seat on the dais could be empty for at least the better part of March.The council wont discuss how it will go about replacing Snead, who resigned at the close of Tuesdays council meeting for personal reasons, until its March 11 session. She was in the middle of her third consecutive two-year term. Mayor Dick Ramsay said the most commonly used methods to replace someone on the board are for each council member to put a name forward and appoint a replacement with at least a 3-1 vote, or take applications and choose from that pool. If or when a replacement is chosen, that person can in fact run for that seat in November, Ramsay has said. The council member would also have the right to make his or her own appointments to various city committees and commissions.Jim Tashjian, who chairs the citys Planning Com mission, said on Friday that he is interested in the position. He contacted Vice Mayor Chris Bull about applying.Its possible. I havent talked to anybody about what the conditions would be. If its going to be something where you have toTashjian wants to apply but with no limitsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON HEDVALLSee Marathon, 2ASee Homicide, 2ASee Miller, 2ASee Morality, 2A SNEAD

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Its looking more and more like a proposed $1.1 million zip-line course at Crane Point Hammock in Marathon will never materialize.On top of a damning Jan. 13 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service letter in which the agency strongly recommend[s] against the attraction, the state Department of Economic Opportunity revealed in a Feb. 24 letter to the city that Crane Point has fallen significantly behind its intended schedule. The DEO is responsible for doling out a $727,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city of Marathon, which agreed to procure the grant to help the Middle Keys nonprofit. The DEO is concerned that this project will not be completed when the [CDBG] subgrant agreement expires on Oct. 29, 2014, DEO Community Program Manager Bob Dennis wrote. In particular, Dennis said Crane Point has failed to submit the environmental assessment for the project nor submitted a request for a wage decision.A wage decision is the schedule of wage rates published by the state Department of Labor, and it specifies the wage rates that general contractors have to pay their subcontractors in federally or state-funded projects, city Community Services Director Debbie London said.Dennis letter says the required documentation should be submitted to the department for review and approval within 30 days of the date of this letter.That means the City Councils unanimous Jan. 28 decision to step back from the grant could take effect by March 26. City Attorney John Herin discussed the letter at Tuesdays council meeting.If you dont meet that deadline, you may want to seriously consider pulling the plug on this project, he said. According to London, Crane Point was supposed to have submitted its environmental assessment to the state by March 2013. The wage decision, which would have been included in construction bid documents, was due in June 2013. The state awarded the Crane Point grant to the city on Oct. 30, 2012. Construc tion was supposed to begin by this month and be complete by late October. Jeff Smith, president of Crane Points board of directors, did not return a call for comment. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, March 1, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.7667 SUN.8070 MON.8070 TUES.8070 Forecast: Expect mostly sunny skies into next week.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. The currently are no beaches witg health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSPilgrim the manatee is back in the bayIt took wildlife researchers and state fisheries biologists more than three hours to capture an injured baby manatee two years ago in a Key Largo canal.But after being rehabilitated at Miamis Sea quarium, Pilgrim sonamed because his capture coincided with Thanks giving week in 2012 quietly returned to the bay with little fanfare Thursday morning. The 7.5-foot, 620-pound mammal has come a long way since his dramatic rescue in a deep-water canal behind the Pirates Cove subdivision off mile marker 98. On Nov. 20, 2012, he needed to be rescued because an injury likely caused by a boat propeller collapsed his lung. Since then, hes been rehabbing at the Seaquarium, and was returned to Keys waters Thursday. Hes now being tracked with a global positioning satellite device. You can track released manatees progress, including Pilgrims, at www .manateerescue.org. SUPP Martha Louise Morelli Supp of Marathon FL, originally of Highland Park, NJ, passed away peacefully at the age of 86, on Saturday February 8 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Joseph, their five children Lawrence, Joseph, Dolores, Catherine, and Martha, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and her three siblings Louis, Dolores, and Francis. Martha graduated from Highland Park H.S. NJ and Parsons School of Design in N.Y.C. Before her illness she had been a member of the Marathon Water Color Society, Sombrero Country Club, Marathon Yacht Club and past President of the San Pablo Womens Club. A Memorial mass will be held Saturday March 15, 2014 at 11:00 at San Pablo Catholic Church 550 122nd St, Marathon, FL 33050. Martha, a strong supporter of Pro Life asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY 3600 SW 32nd BLVD West Park FL. 33023CHASE Christopher Charles Chase 1974 2014 Christopher passed peacefully, in his mothers arms, February 19, 2014 from an accidental brain injury. He was the son of Charlene (Welcome) Phanstiel and Stepson of William Phanstiel and David Chase. He is survived by his son, Steven, mother, brother Ched Chase, Grandfather Charles (Charlie) Welcome, aunt Patrycia Welcome, and uncles Albert Berube and Tim Smith. Christopher grew up in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, with his brother, and was a St. Johnsbury Academy wrestler and alumni of the University of Vermont where he earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature. Christopher lived in Tavares, Florida, where he cared for his grandfather and was a choir member of the Union Congregational Church. Most of all Chris was a past resident of Key West and thought of himself as a "Conch." Christopher was an independent thinker and a lover of all living things. He worked in the Tavares Parks Department, and in the community as a painter and handy man and was admired by all who knew him for his caring and respect. He is greatly missed by his family, his cousins: Angela and Danny BerubeBilly and Ricky Welcome and their families, and his special grand-niece and nephews: Destiny, Chaunceey, Quinceey and "Monkey". A memorial service was conducted at Union Congregational Church, 302 St Clair Abrams Street, Tavares, FL. Condolences may be sent to Charles Welcome and Charlene Phanstiel, 1408 Schult Court, Tavares, FL 32778 Arrangements by Central Florida Cremation, Tavares, Florida.INMEMORYOFEMILY WOOD EmilyLaurenWooddied Friday,February14,2014at herhomeinMarathon,FL.She issurvivedbyherloving husbandof38years,EdWood andtheirchildrenBrett,Caba, KelyeandPaige. agree not to run again in November, than I wouldnt be interested, he said. Thats exactly the condition Vice Mayor Chris Bull said he wants attached to the appointment. He said he wants someone who is doing it for the community and not trying to get a leg up on reelection. I would prefer to have somebody in that has some experience and can do the job until November and have a new person come in at that point, Bull said while acknowledging there is no legal way to prevent that. You cant guarantee it because we dont write a contract like with the city manager, Bull said. When Acting City Manager Mike Puto was appointed to replace the resigned Roger Hernstadt, the council made it clear it didnt want him or whoever would have been named acting manager to apply for the job full-time. Bull said he wasnt contacted directly by 2014 council candidate Eric Myrmel, but that hes heard Myrmel is interested in the seat. Myrmel did not return a Tuesday call for comment. Ramsay said no ones contacted him about Sneads former seat. I would have expected a lot more interest, Council man Mark Senmartin said, but I dont think Ive had anybody come up and say I want to do it. You hear names being thrown around but nobody has come seriously to me or [sent me an] e-mail to say Id be interested. Im waiting.When she resigned, Snead said, I sat up here a month ago and made a comment that I dont like rumors. However, I must be the scariest person on Earth because no one comes to me with the rumors.Snead was referring to her statement during the Feb. 11 council meeting when she said she is closing her physical therapy practice as of March 14. I dont know what Im going to do. Its time for a change and theres a lot of opportunities out there, she said.Resignation from elected bodies in the Keys is rare. But in November 2010, Islamorada Village Councilman Bob Johnson resigned, following Mayor Cathi Hill, who resigned in July 2009. In 2006, current Monroe County Commissioner David Rice resigned in his first go-around on the board to make an unsuccessful bid for the state House.So far, little interest in seatFrom Marathon, 1A Miller was elected to the board of the Key Largo Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District in 2010, and served as chairwoman in 2013.She previously served on the District 5 Advisory Committee to the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Self-employed, she currently works with the contractor handling Islamoradas wastewater projects.It is the second arrest of a Monroe County government official on a domestic battery charge in a week. Peter Rosasco, contracted finance director for the city of Marathon, was charged Feb. 14 after a fight with his wife.Miller released soon after arrestFrom Miller, 1A the evidence could be used in trial by prosecuting Assistant State Attorney Val Winter. Hedvall, a former bouncer at Irish Kevins bar and the Bare Assets strip club, is represented by Alan Fowler.Randleman deathThursday, Miller set a tentative May 12 trial date for two men accused of shooting to death 18-yearold Big Pine Key resident Frank Randleman on May 22, 2010, although Winter said the case might not be ready by then.William Dieguez, 25, and Sean Roberts, 20, both of Marathon, are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Randleman in his grandmothers home in the Seahorse RV Park during an apparent drug-related robbery.Homicide trials are scheduledFrom Homicide, 1Ahim, Senmartin said.That makes it difficult to include the provision for contracted employees because the city contracts with numerous companies for a variety of services. How are you going to police all of that? Senmartin said. Tuesday, Council woman Ginger Snead before she resigned from the board for personal reasons immediately objected to any morality clause for anyone: I still live in the United States. Just because the [Sheriffs Office] arrests you doesnt mean youre guilty of anything, she said. We need to be very careful in what we put out there because as has been said by a very wise book, let he who has not sinned throw the first stone. Vice Mayor Chris Bull agreed with Snead. Im a very moral person, so I would welcome a morality clause, but going as far as saying if somebody gets arrested they be removed, that would be a little too much for me, he said. Mayor Dick Ramsay said he wouldnt rule out some type of conduct clause, but that were we to discuss this at any length, I would remove the word arrested and put in the word convicted. Herin pointed out that advisory board members serve at the pleasure of the council. You all have complete discretion to decide under what circumstances you want to remove any of those board members, he said. Snead also raised concerns with how broad the term morality could be interpreted. She said something like arrest or conviction would be more appropriate. Senmartin said hes open to tweaking the language and the council agreed to have staff research language and report back at a future meeting. The vote was 4-1, with Snead dissenting.Bull: Dont go too farFrom Morality, 1A Rosasco due in courtTuesdays scheduled arraignment for city of Marathon Finance Director Peter Rosasco on a domestic battery charge was postponed at the request of his attorney, Patrick Stevens. According to the Monroe County Clerks office, the arraignment was reset for 9 a.m. this coming Tuesday at the Marathon Courthouse before acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker. Rosasco, 57, was arrested on Valentines Day for allegedly hitting his wife during an argument that had begun earlier in the evening. His 19-year-old stepdaughter called police after hearing Rosasco and wife, Mary, 41, arguing at the couples Sombrero-area home in Marathon. Zip line appears deadBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONA Key West woman remained in the Keys jail on $10,000 bond Friday after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly throwing boiling water on a child. Nadeige Pluviose, 32, is charged with aggravated child abuse, a first-degree felony crime. The 14-year-old girl shes accused of burning with the water was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center. She sustained secondand three-degree burns on her face, neck and shoulders, says Deputy Becky Herrin from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. She said the incident happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday, but detectives say no one seems to know why Pluviose threw the water on the girl, and Pluviose isnt talking. Herrin said a witness told Detective Manuel Cuervo he heard the girl screaming and saw Pluviose run from the room where the girl was sleeping, carrying a plastic cup. He said he checked the kitchen of the home on 3rd Avenue on Stock Island and found the stove hot. The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports of known or suspected child abuse 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number is (800) 962-2873.Shes charged with throwing boiling waterCRIME FRONT PULVIOSECops: Key West woman burned teenKeynoter StaffYou all have complete discretion to decide under what circumstances you want to remove any of those board members. John Herin city attorney RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com

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Faced with stiff opposition, the Key West City Commission on Tuesday postponed adopting morerestrictive changes to the local noise-control law. Public vetting of new rules proposed by District 1 Commissioner Jimmy Weekley pit regularly at-odds interest groups in the Old Town business community against residents looking to turn down the volume to increase their quality of life. Its not trying to unplug the music we have in this city, Weekley said in the lead-up to two-hours of public comment. Theres a lot of people that come here to listen to live music. But by the same token, we also have residents that are impacted. We have to pull the rein; we have to pull it in a little bit to find that balance. Senior Code Compliance Manager Jim Young, who oversees enforcement of the rules, echoed Weekley: This ordinance isnt trying to put anyone out of business. As it stands, for bars, restaurants and other venues that feature live music in the downtown mix of residential and commercial spaces, the rule is no amplified music louder than 75 decibels as measured from the property line. Proposed technical modifications to the law would make it easier for the citys Code Compliance officers to issue citations, which could result in a $500 fine. They would take into account the impact of amplified bass, which isnt measured now. Maureen Johnson, owner of Willie Ts open-air bar and restaurant at 525 Duval St., said music and nightlife are a driver of Key Wests tourism economy and the proposed new ordinance is too restrictive. She cited Monroe County Tourist Development Council research that says, The top recreational activity is dining out and the No. 2 reason tourists come here is the nightlife. Duval Street is clearly Key Wests epicenter. It is imperative to our entire island economy and tax base to continue to treat it as such. Before the postponement on a vote, Weekley asked for approval but was met with no votes from Mayor Craig Cates and commissioners Mark Rossi and Tony Yaniz; Commissioner Clayton Lopez was absent. The matter is scheduled to come up again on March 18, beginning at 6 p.m., in Old City Hall on Greene Street. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday, March 1, 2014 $25/child (under 10)For tickets contact United Way of the Florida Keys at 305-735-1929, or admin@ keysunitedway.org. Tickets also available for purchase at Kayio Grill, Green Turtle Inn, Community Bank and Key Largo Chocolates. Lumber & Building Materials Roofing Millwork Doors & Windows Landscaping Materials Delivery Service1109 Eaton Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone (305) 294-5900 Fax (305) 294-4577www.manleydeboer.com 157 Industrial Road Big Pine Key, Florida 33043 Phone (305) 872-0002 Fax (305) 872-3700 Changes to noise law put on holdYet more work is being done to amend itBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThe Key West City Commission this week postponed changes to the local noise-control ordinance regulating amplified music from bars and restaurants. Maureen Johnson, owner of Willie Ts at 525 Duval St., here with Mike Festa playing music, says the proposed changes would hurt businesses dependent on tourists.Rice going for re-electionA sitting Monroe County Commission member from the Middle Keys filed papers this week to seek re-election. David Rice, the District 4 incumbent, has registered with the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office to run again as a Republican. No other candidates have yet filed to campaign for four-year seat. Rice, who could not be reached for comment at press time, was first voted onto the commission in 2002. He resigned shortly before his first term ended in 2006 to mount an unsuccessful run for the state House of Representatives. In 2010, Rice defeated incumbent District 4 commissioner Mario Di Gennaro in the Republican primary, then took 56.7 percent of the November 2010 vote in a three-way race.Rice retired in 2006 after serving as founder and executive director of the Guidance Clinic of the Florida Keys (now the Guidance Care Center) for 30 years.The other County Com mission seat up for election this year is District 2, currently held by four-term Republican incumbent George Neugent. Cudjoe Key resident Danny Coll, a semiretired businessman, has filed in that race as a Republican.Neugent said Feb. 18 that he has not decided whether to seek a fifth term.Key WestIncumbent Key West Mayor Craig Cates this week drew a challenger in Sloan Bashinsky, a mainstay at government meetings and perennial candidate for public office.Bashinsky, a native of Birmingham, Ala., is a retired attorney who believes hes guided by angels that speak to him largely through dreams. He blogs daily about his life and politics. He wrote on Feb. 25: My running for office historically has been a God thing, and this time is no different. The only way I know how to run a campaign and to be really serious is to be me and be really serious about what I say, even if its funny, even if its not funny. Cates beat Bashinsky in a four-way race in 2011. As the city is normalizing its elections and terms to conform with the county and state, whoever wins this race will serve one year instead of the typical two-year term. The general election is on Aug. 26, with a runoff set for Nov. 4 if needed.E-mail optionalVoters filling out a new voter registration form might want to leave some spaces blank, Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin said Thursday.The new form issued by the state Division of Elections in October includes a space to provide an e-mail address.They kind of slid that in there, Griffin said. No one has to provide an e-mail address. The form says the e-mail address will be used to send sample ballots if available in my county. Monroe County sends sample ballots to registered voters by regular mail and posts them online, but does not provide sample ballots by e-mail. Some information is required, like name and driver license information, on registration forms but other spaces can be left blank.ELECTION 2014By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com BASHINSKY RICE CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551

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Opinion & EditorialSaturday, March 1, 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: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESThis is Indian Key off Islamorada sometime between 1890 and 1910. Shortly after Spain transferred Florida to the U.S. in 1821, Silas Fletcher opened a store there. The Second Seminole War began late in 1835 and by early 1836, most of the Keys were abandoned, except for Key West, Key Vaca and Indian Key. In 1840, Indians attacked. Most on Indian Key escaped but some were killed. Indian Key was taken over by the Navy for the rest of the Second Seminole War, which ended in 1842. It remains accessible only by boat.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALIts time to end gay-marriage banLETTERS TO THE EDITORQuit stressing the kidsI am writing to beg the Monroe County School Board to please stop this outrageous intensity prior to Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test testing.Unless the FCAT testing goal is to evaluate how students perform under pressure and not their actual knowledge, then the entire school system is corrupting the entire evaluation. I completely understand and support evaluating what a child has learned over the course of a school year but not the bombardment of stress and pressure the child is subject to over and over prior to the testing. My son has spent several nights unable to sleep and in great stress over his FCAT writing test. Its all he can think about. He is terrified he is not going to score a 4 and will have to repeat fourth grade. My son is not an average student; he is an excellent student. On his FCAT last year, he did not miss a single question not one question. Does this sound like a kid that should be stressed over an evaluation test? Of course not, but yet he has been terrified that he is not going to perform well enough to graduate fourth grade. This ridiculous pressure is not just from his teachers but from every school-related source. It has been stressed over and over in class. We have gotten letters in the mail, received recorded phone calls and even read posts on Facebook originating from school groups. The extreme atmosphere that has been created around these students does not lend itself to better testing results; quite the opposite. I realize that the intention is to get the best scores but this is not the way to do it. The School Board is in desperate need to reevaluate the entire approach to FCAT preparations. Melanie Jones Key LargoThe pain overwhelmsI would like to make a public apology to all the family, friends and customers I have hurt or upset with the recent misuse of my abilities, time and finances. I have struggled with the passing of my only sister about two years ago. I have dealt with it very badly.I recently found professional help to deal with my pain in an appropriate way. I am very grateful for the assistance of I am receiving from some talented and caring people who truly care about helping others. This credit goes to Dr. Fred Covan and Dr. OLear, and Mr. Hal Schuhmacher. I have had many kind words from those who knew me before my downward spiraling. I am working hard to be the man you once knew. Please forgive me for my shortcomings and I greatly appreciate the continued support. Jeremy Haigh Key LargoChief saves the dayI have been fortunate enough to live in Key Colony Beach for three and a half years.My kayak disappeared from my dock the other day; the rope must have come loose. I felt devastated, as it is my right arm. Most Saturdays I take off in Shelter Bay and find new routes to explore. I pack a lunch and bring something cold to drink, my camera and off I go.Just thinking of the expense of a new kayak was disheartening. I decided to call the Key Colony Beach police to see if anyone reported finding it. I talked to Chief Kris DiGiovanni. He was so very sympathetic and truly sorry for my loss, it gave me this wonderful feeling of belonging to a caring community.It wasnt two hours later that he called me to say he located my kayak. He actually went out searching for it. My husband David met him down the street and they carried it back home. Thanks also to an unknown neighbor who rescued it from floating away forever.I would like to publicly acknowledge this kindness and give my thanks to this caring police officer. Key Colony is blessed to have such a person at its helm. Laura Preston Key Colony BeachNo to local preferenceWhen the first local preference in purchasing ordinance (2003-06) was passed in Marathon, it called for an across-the-board preference of 5 percent. This ordinance was superseded by ordinance 2009-01, which doubled the preference to 10 percent. The city, after receiving much higherthan-expected bids for a new city hall, has recognized that a 10 percent preference may be too rich a subsidy to local businesses and would like to pare it back. There is a great amount of discussion available about the efficacy and legality of such preferences. There is also the issue of the correct amount of subsidy. When is a subsidy too much or not enough? If 10 percent is good, might not 20 percent be better? The argument for favoring these preferences is that it keeps tax money local and thus improves the economy. This, however, is a claim without evidence. There is debate about whether or how much economic gain comes to the local economy from preferences and whether it is worth the cost to the taxpayer. Make no mistake; this preference is a subsidy to certain businesses that is paid for by the taxpayers. There is no easy way to predict whether there is an economic gain or how much it might be to any particular local economy without an expensive and in-depth study because small local economies are so diverse in nature. A statewide study or a study of an economy similar in size but in a different locale might bear no relation to the city of Marathon. Another thing to realize is that as with any subsidy, it is a transfer of money from taxpayers in Marathon who might spend it locally to certain local businesses who also might spend it in locally. Its kind of like digging a hole and using the dirt to fill another hole. Raising preferences in a local area above the prevailing preferences in neighboring areas can set off retaliatory legislation that will cause local business to be disadvantaged in bidding contracts outside its local area. It will be interesting to see what new schemes evolve. In any case, unless the local preference is totally repealed, which is very much in doubt, any new iteration of the ordinance will cost the taxpayers more by using arbitrary numbers to support a claim with no evidence. Jack Berrigan MarathonSociety in general increasingly has come around to recognize its an issue of simple equalityThe rights of same-sex couples got another boost Monday when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder offered a carefully worded piece of advice to his state counterparts on when they can choose not to defend gay-marriage bans. Holder didnt suggest that state attorneys general can just disavow these laws based on politics or personal objections, but rather that, when these state laws relate to basic constitutional issues such as the equalprotection clause, attorneys general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before deciding not to defend them on the grounds that they are discriminatory. A finely calibrated distinction, to be sure. As an example of what he meant, Holder cited Brown v. Board of Education, which ordered public schools to integrate. If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities, Holder said. The attorney general has quite rightly likened the quest for gay rights today as an extension of the era of the civil-rights movement. Wednesday, a federal judge in Texas, of all places, struck down that states gay-marriage ban, though it will not go into effect pending Texas Attorney General Greg Abbotts intent to appeal. Also this week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined others in opening the Southerners for the Freedom to Marry campaign, a $1 million effort to overturn bans in 14 southern states. In January, six couples filed a lawsuit in MiamiDade Circuit Court challenging the ban for violating the U.S. Constitutions guarantees of equal treatment and due process. Its about time. Federal judges have struck down such bans in several states, and Floridas is surely bound for the same fate. In Arizona, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill this week that would have allowed business owners to invoke religion to refuse service to gay couples. This was inflammatory and controversial legislation that she said could have negative consequences. Unfortunately, she stopped way short of making a full-throated defense of equal rights, but she did the right thing. According to the New York Times, attorneys general in Nevada, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California and Illinois have refused to defend their states gay-marriage bans. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi should follow suit. She would be showing a tremendous amount of political courage as she runs for re-election. And consider if the same-sex marriage ban were on Floridas November ballot. Attitudes have changed markedly since the amendment was approved in 2008. It likely wouldnt pass today. Holder is on the right side of history in his support. No one should be denied the right to wed based on sexual orientation. It would be such a welcome change if Florida got on the right side of history on this issue, too. Miami HeraldHerins advice costlyMarathon City Attorney John Herins GrayRobinson law firm will refund to the city roughly $3,000 paid to former City Manager Roger Hernstadt after Hernstad accepted the manager job in Marco Island. Hernstadts last official day with Marathon was Jan. 30, though he accepted the Marco Island job during a Jan. 13 council meeting for that city. He was on paid vacation for the week leading up to Jan. 30. The unclear part was at this point he had already accepted another job. We should be able to fire him and the lawyer didnt give us clear direction. We let him leave on his own schedule and let him stay home to pack for his new job, Senmartin said. Senmartin raised concerns with Herins legal advice at the time and mentioned that he wants the city to get a refund of the Marathon money paid to Hernstadt for Hernstadt not to work. This particular issue cost the city $3,000 for him to stay home. I would recommend we send GrayRobinson a bill for that one, Senmartin said at the time. During his monthly legal report to the council on Tuesday, Herin said his firm would give the city a $3,000 credit. Senmartin said the supposed gray area was whether Hernstadt was considered a Marco Island employee prior to his Feb. 3 start date there. He accepted another job, end of story, Senmartin said. Herins direction was just not clear and thats why I asked for the money back. Senmartins criticism on Jan. 28 was aired during a discussion about provisions he feels should be included in the next city managers contract (Mike Puto is acting city manager). Realtor Bruce Schmitt, a vocal Herin critic, also made critical comments on Jan. 28 and recommended the city conduct a job review of the attorney. One has never been done in the years he or his firms have served as city attorney since 1999, when the city incorporated. Herin told the council he welcomes constructive criticism and that he would welcome an annual evaluation. He also agreed to have an expert in labor law from his firm handle contract language and negotiations in the search for a new manager.City attorney unclear about Hernstadt issueBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONSanctuary panel resumes workAn ecosystem workinggroup committee of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary reconvenes Thursday and Friday to start a four-month review process. The 16-member Eco system Protection Working Group has been assigned to make recommendations on ecological reserves, sanctuary preservation areas and wildlife protection as part of the sanctuarys update to its management plan. The plan hasnt had a major revision since 1997. The Ecosystem Protec tion Working Group last met in September, when a number of draft alternatives for marine protected areas sparked controversy among recreational and commercial fishing interests. This weeks open meetings at the Marathon Garden Club will be more about sharing information and discussion than making decisions, Deputy Sanctuary Superintendent Beth Dieveney said Friday.As proposed, the working group will hold five meetings over the next four months to lay the groundwork for sending recommendations to the full Sanctuary Advisory Council. The recommendations could reach the full council in July, Dieveney said.Any changes to existing no-take zones 18 relatively small sanctuary preservation areas and two large ecological reserves would be reviewed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before taking effect. After being updated on available information, the working group on Friday is scheduled to use the Dry Tortugas as the basis for a dry-run exercise to consider how the group can use the available data to explore options and develop recommendations.There could be could be some preliminary recommendations but probably no actual decisions, Dieveney said.Both the daylong meetings at the Garden Club, mile marker 50 bayside, begin at 9 a.m. In about three weeks, the group will hold a Key Largo meeting to begin actual work on Upper Keys marine zones. Last year sanctuary Superintendent Sean Morton said the federal and state governments would review some of the previously suggested alternatives to eliminate ones that were not considered feasible. That study has not yet finished.Management plans rewrite still ongoingNATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com

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Auto works his passionKey Colony Beach resident Bruce Becker brings more than 45 years experience to his new Flakeys Auto Restorations in Marathon.That knowledge goes a long way since the New Jersey natives latest automotive endeavor involves refurbishing older vehicles. My passion is old hot rods and old antiques. I can restore all kinds of old parts that you cant get anymore, Becker said. And if they cant be restored, Becker can just make you a new one. I have a full machine shop where I can basically make parts if you cant get one. I do the whole concept of the car and help you locate parts, he said.Beckers interest in hot rods and classic cars goes a long way back. Hes always had an interest in transforming ordinary cars into racing machines.If you were 17 or 18 years old back in the s and you got your dads car, you could make it a hot rod, he said. Hot rods are a big area; you can go way out and build wild motors and paint jobs. Its what you do to it and however you want to make it.After moving back to the Keys full-time from New Jersey in 2011, Becker said he noticed a lot of older cars and hot rods on the road in the Middle Keys. It got him to thinking about putting his skills to good use.Ive seen a lot of old cars around town and I felt there was a need for it, Becker said, adding that his experience with older cars sets him apart.Nothing against the guys out there making a living now, but its so different compared to the cars that are on the road now. Some parts you cant even get. Ive been pretty lucky making parts for people and getting them back on the road, he said. Beckers first job in the auto industry was at a large Chevrolet dealership in Philadelphia around 1970. He later owned a business called Nightmare Racing in New Jersey, building drag chassis and motors.He built and ran his own race cars in the s and s Becker, running five drag cars over nine years in the Northeast Division of the National Hot Rod Association.From 2003 until 2011, Becker owned Big Pine Paint and Auto Body on Big Pine Key. Hes been back and forth to New Jersey until deciding to live here again full-time last year. Im here for everybody with an old car. Just come over and talk to me and Ill help you however I can, Becker said.Flakeys Auto Restorations is located at 210 20th Street and is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 923-4996.Becker starts business for hot rods, moreBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Saturday, March 1, 2014 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com NOTICE TO MONROE COUNTY REGISTERED VOTERS PHOTO ID NOW REQUIRED TO VOTE R. Joyce Griffin, Supervisor of Elections, would like to inform the voters of Monroe County that Florida Statute now requires electors to provide picture identification. Florida Statute requires each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present a Florida drivers license, a Florida identification card or another form of picture identification approved by the Department of State. Electors failing to furnish the required identification, must vote a provisional ballot. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections www.keys-elections.orgAVISO A LOS ELECTORES INSCRITOS DEL CONDADO DE MONROE AHORA SE REQUIERE PRESENTAR IDENTIFICACIN FOTOGRFICA PARA VOTAR R. Joyce Griffin, Supervisora de Elecciones, informa a los electores del Condado de Monroe que los Estatutos de la Florida ahora requieren que los electores suministren identificacin fotogrfica. Los Estatutos de la Florida disponen que cada elector, al entrar al recinto electoral, presente una licencia de conducir de la Florida, una tarjeta de identificacin de la Florida u otro tipo de identificacin fotogrfica aprobada por el Departamento de Estado. Los electores que no tengan la identificacin necesaria debern votar utilizando una boleta provisional. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisorade Elecciones www.keys-elections.orgPublished Keynoter 3-1-14 Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon for March 2014Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meetings listed.City Council Acting City Manager Dick Ramsay, Mayor Mike Puto Chris Bull, Vice Mayor City Attorneys Richard Keating, Councilmember Gray-Robinson Mark Senmartin, Councilmember Ginger Snead, Councilmember CITY OF MARATHONSUBJECT: DATE: TIME: LOCATION: Charter Review Committee Meeting03/03/143:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Near Shore Waters Committee Meeting03/06/144:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Community Image Advisory Board Meeting03/10/144:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting 03/11/145:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy.Code Board Hearing 03/12/146:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. 9-11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony03/13/145:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Meeting 03/13/146:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Marathon calendar please visit our website: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 02/26/14hpPublished Keynoter 3-1-14 MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 69 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period February 16 February 22, 2014. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing Agent Selling Agent Big Pine Key 30050 Pond Ln$195,000$131,938135Sellstate Island Properties (KW)Steven Eid/ Dara Hoover 31569 Avenue D$149,000$143,00099A Key Real Estate / Acosta/ MartinA Key Real Estate Inc/Ben Martin 29497Ranger Ave$425,000$385,00094Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Diane CorlissColdwell Banker Schmitt /Karen Haack 29961 Pine Channel Rd$206,000$200,00080Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen GomezKeyIsle Realty/John Tracy 0 5th Ave $18,400$18,40045KeyIsle Realty (KW)/Sanders/ SanLorenzoKeyIsle Realty (KW)/ Sanders/ SanLorenzoDuck Key 5030 Sunset Village Dr$370,000$332,500201American Caribbean /Lynn Lucas P.A.Shoreline Properties/Karol MarsdenKey Colony Vacant Land *$325,000$325,000252Coldwell Banker /Brian SchmittOceanside Realty/ Cindy Alexander 11th St $825,000$795,000202American Caribbean/ Karen Raspe, PAColdwell Banker Schmitt / Bill WilkinsKey Largo 1018 Valencia Rd$419,000$380,000762Century 21/ Sal Livoti/Misty PaceCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/ Noval Team 111 Tweedy Pie Trc$289,000$265,000251Keys Country Realty/ Ellie DonofrioShoreline Properties/Ana Zalesky, P.A. 1500 Ocean Bay Dr$154,900$150,000156Keyes Company/Louis MelaraMarr Properties Inc./ Stephanie Clark 26 Transylvania Ave$349,000$339,000147Century 21 / Robert Valenzuela, PAColdwell Banker / SallyStribling, P.A. 312 Sound Dr$239,900$235,000108Barbara Eads Realty/ Barbara EadsBarbara Eads Realty/ Barbara Eads 325 Calusa St *$98,000$90,00080Century 21 /Robert Valenzuela, PACentury 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela, PA 0 2nd St $18,400$18,40045KeyIsle Realty/ Lee Sanders/SanLorenzoKeyIsle Realty /Lee Sanders/ SanLorenzo 55 Orange Dr$179,000$173,00037RE/MAX Keys Properties/ Jim SignorOutside Of MLS FKBRKey West 3255 Flagler Ave (1)$1,991$66,600273Prudential Knight & Gardner/ Knight/GardnerPrudential Knight & Gardner/ Knight/Gardner 620 Thomas St$435,000$435,000241Truman &; Co. /William BrownTruman &; Co./ Lezlie Roark 1011 Whitehead St$499,000$499,000175Bascom Grooms /Bascom GroomsFlorida Keys Real Estate / Karen Taporowski 828 White St$489,000$480,000134Sun Source Realty, LLC./ Michelle BladesTruman & Co. (KW)/Suzanne Moore 3314 NorthsideDr$329,000$315,000116Bascom Grooms /Bascom GroomsDoug Mayberry R. E./ Dean Townsend 2601 Roosevelt Blvd$369,000$365,00051Preferred Properties /Barrera/ IrickPreferred Properties / Angela McChesney 21 Spoonbill Way$355,000$342,00048Coldwell Banker Schmitt/ Victor MusmannoPreferred Properties/ Elizabeth Eliot 618 Free School Ln$1,290,000$1,240,00049Truman &; Co. (KW)/ Lynn KaufeltElegant Florida Living / Katherine MianoLittle Torch Key 27955 Tarpon Trc$115,000$115,00034Century 21 Schwartz / Susan RichCentury 21 Schwartz/ Susan Rich 417 Pirates Rd$425,000$400,000274Coldwell Banker Schmitt / Ronda ThrelkeldColdwell Banker/ Ronda ThrelkeldLower Matecumbe 75501 Overseas Hwy$1,175,000$1,070,00042American Caribbean R.E./ KELLY SHAWCentury 21/ Sal Livoti/ Misty PaceMarathon 11600 1st Ave$645,000$585,000181Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Amy PutoColdwell Banker Schmitt/ Rick Servais 298 116th Street Ocean$395,000$380,000110Coldwell Banker Schmitt / Samuel WilliamsAmerican Caribbean /Lynn Lucas P.A. 11600 1st Avenue Gulf$549,000$520,00053Coco Plum Real Estate/Jim WilleyCoco Plum Real Estate/ Kelly Willey 211 120th St$122,500$118,00044Coco Plum Real Estate/ Kelly WilleyAmerican Caribbean /Kathryn RummeryPlantation Key 145 Pearl Ave$219,900$217,500142Realty World Freewheeler / MellRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins P.A. Overseas Hwy *$120,000$102,50037Coldwell Banker / Porter/ KellerColdwell Banker /Porter/ KellerUpper Matecumbe 310 Palm Ave$358,000$358,000349Realty World Freewheeler /Amy LindbackRealty World FreewheelerLisa Firns P.A.Vacant Lot Commercial Property (1) 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 12399 Overseas Hwy., #13 Marathon Open 7 Days A Week ANOTHER LISTING SOLD!This beautiful townhome in Coral Lagoon SOLD in under 90 days!Looking to BUY or SELL here in the Florida Keys?Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com Business MIDDLE KEYSKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYKey Colony Beach resident Bruce Becker recently opened Flakeys Auto Restorations on 20th Street in Marathon. He focuses on refurbishing hot rods and antique vehicles.Keys hotel rates jumpSouth Florida hotels commanded higher rates in January 2014 compared to a year ago, but Miami-Dade properties saw occupancy decline slightly. In January of 2013, Miami-Dade hosted both the Orange Bowl and the BCS National Championship, a matchup between Notre Dame and Alabama that packed hotels. Without that national college football game this year and with severe winter weather in key feeder markets that forced the cancellation of thousands of flights the region saw occupancy drop 1.7 percentage points, leaving hotels 81.7 percent full. Average daily rates were still up in Miami, though, increasing 5.5 percent to $221.42; per-room revenue increased 3.7 percent to about $181.The Florida Keys reported significant increases: Hotels were nearly 85 percent full, a jump of 9.5 percentage points. Average rates were up 13 percent to more than $256, and per-room revenue soared 23.7 percent to $217.61.Broward County saw only improvement, with hotel occupancy up 3.9 percentage points to 83.2 percent. Rates jumped to just over $150, a 6.2 percent increase.By HANNAH SAMPSONhsampson@MiamiHerald.comTOURISM

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The Key West City Commission on Tuesday will consider chipping in a third of the estimated $443,000 needed to construct a Vietnam veterans memorial in Bayview Park. Local architect Bert Bender has come up with a conceptual site plan for a four-segment wall surrounding a landscaped courtyard in the public park off Truman Avenue. The cost estimate comes from contractor D.L. Porter. Billy Williams, a veteran of the Vietnam War who served with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and was in theater in 1968 and 1969, wants to build the memorial in Bayview Park and dedicate it to the more than 150 locals who served in Southeast Asia and returned home. Bayview Park already has a Vietnam memorial for Key Westers who didnt make it home.PanhandlingThe commission will also take up moving the panhandling zone near Mallory Square from an area fronting the sidewalk to a more isolated area in the parking lot next to a dumpster. City law makes panhandling illegal with the exception of the two small marked panhandling zones at Mallory and on Caroline Street, next to the citys parking garage. In an executive summary, Assistant City Attorney Ron Ramsingh wrote that the panhandling zone at Mallory has been plagued with substantial litter. Local businesses have also lodged complaints.Free bus ridesCommissioners also are expected to adopt a resolution making city bus service free on March 17 as a way to promote ridership. Regular fares are $2 for a one-way trip; a full bus schedule is available at www.kwtransit.com The City Commission meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Old City Hall. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, March 1, 2014 Offer ends 3/31/14. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Limited to new residential customers. Requires subscription to Digital Starter TV, Blast Internet and Unlimited Voice service. 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Since then, the four islands that are Islamorada have become an incorporated village, not much of which is undeveloped along the Overseas Highway.Part of the charm of coming to the Keys was when you could just pull over anywhere and put on your mask and snorkel and just take off, said Ann, 66, as she and her husband walked along Annes Beach. This is a lot different from what I remember.But soon it may become even more difficult and expensive to find a spot to park your car on U.S. 1. The five-member Village Council is considering installing parking meters at each of the 24 spaces at the Lower Matecumbe Key beach. The proposal is aimed at curbing repeated vandalism and overcrowding that has plagued Annes Beach for years. Proponents hope the potential meter revenue could help pay for cleaning the beach after weekends and other times of heavy use.Im not in opposition to it, lets put it that way, said Mayor Ted Blackburn, who added he wants to wait until hearing a report on the proposal from John Sutter, director of Public Works, before solidly supporting the idea. With all the garbage thats left there after the weekend, its a drain on us. Islamorada has to pick up the cost of that, and we do pick up the cost of that. The issue was expected to be discussed at the Village Councils meeting Thursday night, which was after The Reporters Thursday afternoon deadline. However, no action was expected on the item. Sutters report was expected to be read at the meeting.But to tourists like the Verns, parking meters would further diminish whats left of the laid-back, unspoiled Keys character they remember.Its tough enough as it is to find parking around here, said Vern Williams, 74. The more they restrict it, its not going to be beneficial. Its nice to stop for a few minutes and enjoy the view and just take off without having to worry about parking meters. A preliminary survey of council members shows the issue may have to be debated on the dais.Councilman Ken Philipson said Wednesday that he is not opposed to the proposal, but would like to hear what his colleagues have to say. Floridas open-meeting laws prohibit local lawmakers from discussing official matters with each other outside the public eye.I know that in other beaches in other parts of the state, this is customary, Philipson said. But Councilman David Purdo says hes totally against it.It would not be the Keys that I once knew, Purdo said.A citizens Parks and Recreation committee voted 7-1 on Feb. 11 to recommend the council approve the parking metersIslamoradas Public Works staff estimates installing the meters would cost about $15,000. Ongoing operation and maintenance would be around $5,000 a year.With a rate of $1 per hour per vehicle, village staff estimates the meters would generate about $20,000 in revenue annually.Blackburn would like to see a system whereby village residents would get a decal for their vehicles and be able to park for free at Annes Beach.Whether or not thats legal, Im not sure, Blackburn said.Village still is tweaking the proposalBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADACity monument money possibleKEY WESTIt would honor Vietnam veterans who came homeBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 7B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living NEW ARRIVALS DAILY! In LAttitudesIts back to the 1980s with Xanadu, which celebrates all things cheesy specifically, roller disco. Story, 4BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Perez slam lifts ConchsAlthough Andy Perez entered Wednesdays Key West HighGulliver Prep District 16-4A game in Miami with a .312 batting average, that appeared anemic compared with the averages of some of his Conch teammates.And so in the fourth inning, Gulliver intentionally walked Steven Wells (.455) to load the bases to get to Perez, a slender, 150-pound senior known mostly for his bunting. It was probably the right decision because Wells already had two hits, said Key West coach Ralph Henriquez.But it backfired. Perez lofted a high pitch from the Raiders Davis Brown over the left-field fence for a grand-slam that extended a 3-0 lead to one that held up for a 7-0 victory.He was elated it was his first high school home run, Henriquez said. Perez, a senior, bats second in the lineup behind Wells for a good reason. His job is to bunt and steal bases, Henriquez said. He runs well and is a team player. Hes the ideal second-hole hitter. Sophomore pitcher Greg Veliz pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out six. He was expected to pitch five innings, but Henriquez and pitching coach Randy Sterling let him go one more before bringing in Wells to finish the game. He was outstanding, Henriquez said of Veliz, who has allowed one earned run this season. He was still throwing 90 in the sixth and he had a good curve his last three innings. The kids a horse.The Conchs scored their first three runs in the second inning, though they could have had more had not two runners been thrown out at home plate. Chris Varela drove in one of the runs with a fielders choice, Jay Feathers got one in with an infield hit and Perez, on his way to a five-RBI game, knocked inTeam is now 5-1 after shutout over GulliverKEY WEST BASEBALLBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor DeLuca Ks 10 in 8-1 victoryOnly a heavy rain could slow down the Marathon High School baseball offense Thursday in an 8-1 win at Miami Country Day. The Dolphins were in position, with runners on first and second base and no outs in the top of the last inning, to build an even larger lead when the skies opened up. It started to downpour. The game was pretty much out of hand, anyway, so we all just decided to call it where it was and that was it, Marathon coach Luis Leal said. Dolphins starter Jesse DeLuca was unhittable after the first inning. He finished the night with 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits over six innings. Marathon took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and the Spartans tied it in the bottom half with their only two hits of the game. One batter singled, stole second base and scored on a single to right field to make it 1-1. He didnt give up any runs or hits after that. He settled down and dominated, Leal said. Marathon blew the game open with a five-run rally in5-run fifth seals the deal for DolphinsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALL HURRICANES WINBrian Cash (4) of Coral Shores Highs boys lacrosse team makes a pass in front of the Palmer Trinity net to help set up a Hurricane score Thursday in the Hurricanes first win of the season, 10-4. Danny Whisted scored twice for the Canes (1-2). Results from a Friday game against LaSalle were pending at press time.Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Conchs fall at Crandon ParkThe Key West High boys and girls tennis teams practice and play home matches on worn courts sorely in need of restoration. But Tuesday afternoon, the Conchs found themselves on the beautiful, immaculately maintained courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, the site of the annual Sony Ericsson Open.Though they werent on the 13,000-seat stadium court, the Conchs were more than content to play La Salle High on the centers other courts.Playing at Crandon was all the Conchs could talk about Monday and Tuesday. They were so thrilled, said Bill Butler, co-coach with John Moeller. They were saying, Were going to be where Nadal and all those guys play. And going up against La Salle, a private school that has a tennis tradition and regularly plays at Crandon, the Conchs were more than respectable The girls lost, 4-3, and the boys lost, 5-2. Last year at Crandon, La Salle swept the Conchs, 7-0 and 7-0. It was a big day for Fernanda Caceras, the Conchs No. 3 singles girl, and No. 4 Tatum Flowers. Caceras came from behind to win her match, 8-6, and Flowers won, 8-0. The two then teamed to win No. 2 doubles, 8-1. No. 1 Hannah Brown lost, 8-3; No. 2 Laura Hall lost, 81; and No. 5 Olivia Maliki lost, 8-2. Brown and Hall lost the No. 1 doubles match, 8-2. On the boys side, the No. 2 Key West doubles team of Colin Hetzler and Simon Dayer a transfer student from Switzerland won, 97. They were calm and collected, Butler said. They hit a lot of good volleysBut boys, girls are respectable against LaSalleBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST TENNISTennis Dolphins splitThe Marathon High School tennis team split a pair of tightly contested home matches Wednesday against Divine Savior Academy.The Dolphin boys won, 4-3, behind winning singles efforts by their top three players, while the girls team fell, 4-3, after taking three of the first four singles games. On the boys side, coach Chris Bull said No. 1 Vincenzo Massaro and No. 2 Jake Coldren overcame slow starts in both singles and doubles to earn valuable victories for the Dolphins.Massaro beat Daniel Padron, 8-3, while Coldren beat Jose Reyas, 8-5. Massaro and Coldren teamed to beat Padron and Reyas, 85, in the No. 1 doubles match. No. 3 Jamine Guo also turned a dominating performance, winning his singles match 8-0, Bull said.Those victories were enough to win the match despite singles losses by No. 4 River Fullhart (4-8) and No. 5 Michael Goheen (3-8), and a No. 2 doubles loss for Guo and Will Wolfe (3-8). On the girls side, Bull said No. 1 Jackie ClairmontBoys victorious while the girls fall to DivineBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON TENNIS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathons Jackie Clairmont hits a backhand return during a Wednesday match against Divine Savior Academy at the Marathon Community Park. The girls lost a close match, 4-3, while the boys earned their first win of the season, 4-3.See Key West, 2BSee Dolphins, 2BSee Marathon, 2BSee Conchs, 2B

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the top of the third inning to take a 6-1 lead. All five runs came with two outs.Kevin McKeon walked and scored on a DeLuca double to make it 2-1. DeLuca scored on a Carlos OFarrill single and OFarrill was knocked in by Raymond Crespo to make it 4-1.Kyle Pierce followed with a single and he and Crespo advanced to second and third bases on a double steal. Both runners scored on a Frankie Gonzalez double down the right field line to make it 6-1. Marathon added two more insurance runs in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach. DeLuca also had a big day at the plate for the Dolphins with two hits and three RBI. All but one starter had at least one hit and the team was error free defensively.Marathon (3-4) was scheduled to host Archbishop Curley High School on Friday, but results were not available at press time. 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Varela then hit a ball to center field that seemed to be a certain sacrifice fly. Presley, however, did not break for the plate, a gaffe that angered Henriquez.It was just a mental breakdown, the coach said. It was unacceptable; you tag up on the damn ball. We spend so many hours on base-running, which is one of our keys to success. Brandon is a hell of a player, and Ithink he got the point.After Varelas fly-out, Feathers was called out on strikes, and Gulliver seemed on the verge of getting out of the inning. But then, with Perez looming not so large on deck, the Raiders chose to walk Wells.The victory improved the Conchs record to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the district. They will play Stoneman Douglas at 7:30 tonight at Rex Weech Field.Conchs take on DouglasFrom Conchs, 1B against a team eager to hit winners. In singles, the Conchs No. 1 and No. 2 players, Chris Bujak and Kyle Campbell, went up against the muchmore experienced Federico Raffeti and Sebastian Fiedler, players, Butler said, with powerful serves and great ground strokes with lots of top spin. Bujak lost, 8-1, and Campbell lost, 8-0. They also lost to Raffeti and Fiedler in No. 1 doubles. Dayer, at No. 3, lost, 8-1, and No. 4 Hetzler lost, 8-3. The lone Conch singles victor was No. 5 Justin Poon, who won, 8-5. The Conchs, who were coming off a victory two days before at Monsignor Pace (both teams won, 5-2), will host Coral Shores at 2 p.m. Monday.LaSalle defeats ConchsFrom Key West, 1B battled hard against [United States Tennis Association] tournament player Danielle Rocca. Clairmont fell, 5-8, after her serve was broken twice with the set tied at 5-5. No. 2 Savannah Schuh macher rolled passed Isabella Uzcategue, 8-3, while No. 3 Regan Durkin and No. 4 Arianna Patterson both started strong, gave up some games, then refocused to finish off the matches with 8-5 and 8-6 wins, respectively. But No. 5 Abby Franck was forced to forfeit her match due to injury, while No. 1 and No. 2 doubles each lost to let the match slip away. The Dolphins were scheduled to visit Coral Shores High on Friday but results were not available at press time.Dolphin tennis teams split twoFrom Marathon, 1B Lady Canes drop twoThe road was unkind to Coral Shores Highs lacrosse Lady Hurricanes this week.Playing away from home, the Canes (2-2) dropped two matches including their first district loss since March 2010.Thursday, Palmetto High of Miami won a 7-6 overtime game after regulation ended in a 5-5 deadlock. Palmettos Lady Panthers jumped to a 3-0 halftime lead but the Canes rallied to score their fifth goal with 2:02 left to force overtime. Palmetto scored a 2-1 edge in the extra time.Kat Hamer, the Canes senior field defender, went out with an ankle injury. Her return this season is uncertain, said head coach Mark Hall.Morgan Champagne scored two Coral Shores goals. Mallory Hudson, Amberlyn Casas and Kelly Cassidy each had one. Courtney Caputo snared 11 saves in the net. Coral Shores was outscored Tuesday by a fast and experienced Cardinal Gibbons squad, 17-7, in a non-district game.Katie McCormick scored two Coral Shores goals. Amber Hanson, Mallory Eakin, Jill Preihs, Champagne and Hamer each scored one. All of the things that tripped [the Hurricanes] up can be fixed with practice, Hall said. Coral Shores new juniorvarsity girls lacrosse team played its first game in program history Tuesday, falling to Gibbons, 9-2. Jess Jorgensen scored both goals, and goalkeeper Carolyn Barrow had 10 saves. The defense forced four turnovers.Both girls lacrosse teams play at home today against counterparts from American Heritage of Plantation. The JV takes the field at George M. Barley stadium at 11 a.m., followed by the varsity at 1 p.m.That includes first district loss in 4 yearsCORAL SHORES GIRLS LACROSSEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comChadwick, Taylor lead CanesCoral Shores High tracksters Steve Chadwick and Mac Taylor each took three firstplace spots as the Hurricanes topped Archbishop Carroll, 75-58, Tuesday in Tavernier.Chadwick raced to win the 1600 meters, then joined teammates in the winning 4by-800 meter relay, and the 4-by-400 relay (3:54). Taylor took the pole vault and triple jump, and ran with the 4-by-400 team with George Jacobsen, Henry Jacobsen and Chadwick. Pablo Gonzalez, Rion Hunter, Jesse Wollangk and Chadwick were the 4-by800 team. Sprint wins went to Henry Jacobsen (200) and George Jacobsen (100). Wollangk won the 400 with a burst at the finish. The 800 went to Gonzalez. Bobby OShea was first in the 3200. Cane boys scoring with second-place finishes include Rion Hunter (1600); Bernard Lietaert (pole vault); Logan Rowe (shot put); and Ken Stokes (800). The Lady Hurricanes were third in team standings behind Carrollton and Archbishop Carroll. Coral Shores sophomore Sydney Seeley won the high jump and junior Kyia Herlth won the long jump. Iyamilet Vargas was third in discus, and Lucia Haswell was third in the 100 hurdles.Coral Shores hosts a 3 p.m. Tuesday meet with Gulliver Prep and St. Brendan.Each scores three victoriesCORAL SHORES TRACKBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Jesse Wollangk of Coral Shores High puts on a late burst to overtake an Archbishop Carroll runner for a win in the 400-meter run Tuesday in Tavernier. 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Perhaps no other plant provokes such strong emotions as the orchid. People go to great lengths some legal, some not to possess them, with often disastrous results for wild populations. Although orchids grow throughout the United States, we are lucky in Florida to foster some of the most beautiful, showy and rare examples. Starting in the late 19th Century, however, we began loving them to death. Collectors and plant lovers reaching South Florida tore orchids by the wagonload from live oaks, pond apples, cypress and anywhere else they could reach. They were shipped to buyers looking for pretty, exotic houseplants. Eventually, the seemingly endless supply began to run out, so nowadays you might be hard pressed to find many native orchids in the wild. Habitat destruction for agriculture and housing and cypress logging compounded the dire situation. Sadly, their scarcity today makes them a target for poachers who sell the nowrare plants at high prices. Consequently, finding wild native orchids is nearly a thing of the past.The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden wants to change that. Fairchild is dedicated to reintroducing species of our native orchids by propagating them in our lab.Carl Lewis, Fairchilds director, explains why these orchids are not likely to recover on their own: In the natural process, an orchid produces a seed pod containing thousands of tiny seeds, as small as grains of sand; when the pod opens, the seeds are meant to be carried by the wind to suitable locations for them to germinate. An orchid seeds journey on the wind must take it to the perfect location, lodging it on a suitable host tree, Lewis said. The lighting, humidity and temperature must be ideal. They also need to form a symbiotic relationship with a specific fungus to provide the necessary energy to germinate. However, by growing orchid seeds under idealized laboratory conditions, each seed pod can be nearly guaranteed to produce thousands of offspring. We are aiming to reintroduce propagated native orchids in urban and suburban areas in South Florida, starting with the butterfly orchid (encyclia tampensis) and the cowhorn orchid (cyrtopodium punctatum), both of which grow at Fairchild. Our goal is to produce 1 million orchids in five years time to be reintroduced onto suitable trees in these areas.Numbers add upGrowing a million orchids in five years seems mind boggling, but it adds up: One seed pod can produce approximately 12,500 seeds. The Fairchild lab harvests about 16 seed pods a year, which will generate a million plants in five years.First, the orchid seed pod exterior is sterilized to ensure no bacteria, mold, or fungi are introduced that might contaminate and destroy the seeds.Following a very specific recipe, the volunteers mix the growing medium and pour it into sterile glass bottles.The seed pod is carefully opened with a scalpel, exposing the seeds, which can then be sown in a bottle. Each bottle is sealed with a foil wrapper, colored to indicate when the seeds were sown, and placed on racks under grow lights.It takes about three to four months to actually see something green start to grow inside the bottles. Every two to four months thereafter, as the tiny grasslike seedlings fill their containers, they need to be gently but quickly removed with a forceps and transferred to a different bottle. The transfer is performed in a sterile cabinet to ensure that nothing contaminates the process.Fairchilds lab has about 150,000 individual orchids at different stages of development growing in 1,200 bottles.From seeding to the time they can live out of the bottle depends on the species, but it takes about 18 months. Just recently, the first seedlings to outgrow their bottles were removed and taken to Fairchilds nursery to continue maturing. The project is yielding more than rare plants: Fairchild researchers are taking the opportunity to study under what conditions our native orchids grow best, including variables like different types of lighting.At about six to nine months after leaving the bottles, the orchids can go back into trees they would naturally inhabit.Researchers hope growing these orchids in populated areas will support wild populations by providing a source of genetic diversity, as well as supporting the bees and other pollinators these plants will need to reproduce naturally.Kenneth Setzer is on staff at Fairchild Tropical Botan ical Garden in Coral Gables. This is reprinted from the Miami Herald. Saturday, March 1, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Happy Hoo-Haby M.E. NesserBook Signing at Leigh Anns Coffee House Wednesday, March 5 6 to 8 PM301 Sadowski Causeway Key Colony BeachAvailable on Amazon BEFORE AFTER Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental AssociationWhitening can effectively restore your smile.Big Pine 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.com LivingLab raising orchidsGoal: 1 million in five yearsBy KENNETH SETZERHORTICULTURE Butterfly orchids are among the most beautiful flowers there are. Orchid show this weekendThe Key West Orchid Societys every-other-year orchid show takes place this weekend at the Key West Garden Center, in the West Martello Towers at Atlantic Boulevard near the White Street Pier. Hours today and Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orchid growers from all over the Keys will enter their finest blooms to be judged by members of the American Orchid Society. In addition to exhibits, there will be orchids for sale from commercial growers as well from members of the Key West Orchid Society. Admission is $10 (free to those under 12). Cowhorn orchids are being produced in a Fairchild lab. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, March 1, 2014 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 MUSICCavatina Duo plays SundayThe Cavatina Duo, comprising Eugenia Moliner (flute) and Denis Azabagic (guitar) has been described by The New Yorker as generally considered to be the best of them (flute-and-guitar duos). Keys music lovers can experience them when the pair shares their best at the San Carlos Institute in Key West on Sunday at 4 p.m. as the seasons fifth presentation by Impromptu Classical Concerts. The duo are wife and husband and happy to be coming to the Keys to perform. After enduring the weather in Chicago for the last month and a half, Azabagic said, we are very glad to tour in warmer parts of the globe. Key West is one of the greatest destinations, and we are grateful that we are having a chance to see this amazing place. They start their program with Bachs Sonata in E minor for Flute and Continuo and then continue with music that has strong folklore connections: Miroslav Tadics Four Macedonian Pieces, Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla, Cafe Piece by Vojislav Ivanovic and Alan Thomass Variations on Carnival in Venice. The San Carlos Institute is at 516 Duval St. Tickets are $20 at the door one hour before the performance.Husband, wife entertain with flute, guitar Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner comprise the Cavatina Duo.SHOWING AT WYLANDJim Warren, who specializes in surrealistic and fantasy paintings, bring his artistry to Wyland Galleries of Key West from March 7 to 9. Hell be on hand daily and by appointment at Wylands 623 Duval St. gallery to discuss his latest paintings. This is called Elements of Life. Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. Son of God (PG-13): 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Non -Stop (PG-13): 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor: 12:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Gloria (R): 2:00, 4:15, 6:40 and 8:50 p.m. Philomena (R): 1:20 and 6:15 p.m. 12 Years a Slave (R): 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Girl on a Bicycle (R): 4:00 and 9:10 p.m. Frozen (PG): 1:40 and 6:20 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 Lone Survivor (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 Son of God (PG-13) 12:40, 3:45, 6:50 and 9:55 p.m. Non -Stop (PG-13) 2:05, 4:40, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. RoboCop (PG-13) 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 and 9:55 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 TimesXanadubrings back rollerdiscoBreak out your headbands and leg warmers and slip on your roller skates: Its time to boogie back to the 1980s as the musical spoof Xanadu opens at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West. Xanadu opens on March 6 (previews are March 4 and 5) and runs through March 29. All performances are at 8 p.m. at the Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. in Key West. Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the stage musical has been reinvented by Douglas Carter Beane. The score is a lineup of pop rock hits composed by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne (from the Electric Light Orchestra) that includes Magic, Im Alive, Evil Woman, Have You Never Been Mellow and, of course, Xanadu. The story: Abeautiful muse, Clio, disguised as the Australianaccented mortal Kira, is sent by Zeus to inspire young street artist Sonny Malone to achieve his artistic dream of opening the first roller disco. Her two evil sisters conspire to thwart her mission by having her fall in love with Sonny, which would doom her to the underworld. But romance (and disco balls) shine in the end. Directed by Danny Weathers, Xanadu will have musical direction by Michael Fauss and choreography by Penny Leto. Visiting actors Kara Krichman and Brian Hall play the young lovers with golden voices. Vicki Roush and Laurie Breakwell play the eAvil sisters and Tom Luna plays the Gene Kelly role. Clios other sisters are played by Rhett Kalman, Jessica Miano Kruel, Stephanie Sander and Chris Tanner. The Xanadu band consists of Michael Fauss (conductor/keyboards), Charles Lindberg (keyboards), Chris Burchard (guitar) and Max Zemanovic (percussion). Tickets are $20 to $50. To get them, call 294-5015 or goto www.waterfront playhouse.org.THEATER

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 02/28 -THURS.3/6 Son of God (PG-13)12:40; 3:45; 6:50; 9:55*Non Stop (PG-13)2:05; 4:40; 7:30; 10:00* RoboCop (PG-13)1:40; 4:25; 7:10; 9:55* Monuments Men (PG13) 1:30; 4:20; 7:20; 10:05*Lego Movie (PG)1:50; 4:15; 6:55; 9:25** Friday, Saturday onlyElvis experience is this weekendElvis impersonator Jim Jinelli brings the King to the Middle Keys stage for a March 1 performance of Elvis: AConcert 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. 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.ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFSPompeiifarfrom epic Pompeii, rated PG13, 105 minutes, playing nationwide. Pompeii opens with scenes of bodies encased in stone overlaid with quotes from Pliny the Youngers account of the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 A.D. As the action begins, we travel back 17 years, when the Roman army under the command of Gen. Corvus is conquering and exterminating the defiant horse soldier tribes of Britannia. The sole survivor of the massacre is young Milo, who grows into an unbeatable gladiator slave known as the Celt and is soon fighting for the amusement of the citizens of Pompeii. As he struggles to stay alive in the combat arena with his newfound ally, fellow gladiator Atticus, he also finds love with Cassia, the daughter of a wealthy merchant and the object of the affections of a ruthless Roman senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in fire, ash and lava, Milo must fight his way through the Roman guards and the crumbling city to try to save Cassia. The film, produced and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat), strives to be an epic disaster movie and, in that regard, theres good news and bad news. The good news first: Pompeii manages to succeed in the disaster genre. The erupting Vesuvius is beautifully rendered and convincing. Earth opens up, lava flows and molten rocks pummel the city for the last third of the film. Fireballs, ash and clouds of noxious gases rain down on Pompeii in a realistic manner and when the volcano finally explodes, the pyroclastic flow of hot gas, rock and ash that engulfs the city is scary and believable. When it comes to the bad news, unfortunately theres a long list: The 3D is ineffective and simply makes the movie dimmer. If you must see this film, save some money and see it in regular 2D. Most of the characters are cardboard. No, make that paper-thin stereotypes and many viewers wont care whether people are stabbed by swords, crushed by falling buildings, buried in ash or burned to a crisp (all of which are depicted). The lead actor, Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Milo, lacks charisma and fails to live up to the heroic status the role requires. Harington reportedly worked out three hours a day, six days a week to the point of exhaustion to get in shape but he still looks small compared to the other gladiators. Most of the actors play their characters either way over the top or too understated to be compelling. The best of these is AkinnuoyeAgbaje (Killer Elite, The Bourne Identity) as Atticus. The worst of these is Kiefer Sutherland (, Melancholia) as despicable Sen. Corvus, who takes overacting to whole new level (to his credit, he does prove that he can actually speak above a whisper). The plot is an almost copyright-infringing remake of Titanic. From the forbidden love to the evil sidekick, Andersons film should be considered an homage to Camerons disaster classic. The love story between Milo and Cassia, played by Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty), defies logic and fails to connect on any kind of emotional level. When you put all that together, you have a disaster film that is woefully short of the epic designation and is simply, well, a disaster. But there is still some guilty pleasure in watching Pompeii. Despite the questionable acting, lifeless love story and the blatant plot rip-off, the flaming destruction of Pompeii looks amazing and the last 30 minutes of the movie are worth seeing on the big screen. In fact, some might say that the best character in the film is the computer-generated volcano and many viewers will be glad when Mount Vesuvius finally blows its top and dramatically puts an end to Pompeii the city and the movie.Disaster scenes pay off but the rest just failsMOVIE REVIEW Photo courtesy IMDBKit Harington doesnt command the screen in Pompeii.

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The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting Shame on you! because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesnt know what your rant is about. Behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier. Just get over it and remind yourself not to put temptation in the way next time, said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a professor at Texas A&M Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine and executive director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. But scientific findings havent put a dent in the popularity of online dog shaming sites. In photos and videos, dogs wear humorous written confessions and often are surrounded by the remnants of their misdeeds. There is no question that in some photos, they look guilty of eating, drinking, chewing, licking or destroying something they shouldnt have.www.dogshaming.comwas the first and is among the most popular sites. Since Pascale Lemire started it in August 2012, it has received more than 58 million page views and more than 65,000 submissions.I dont think dogs actually feel shame, Lemire said. I think they know how to placate us with this sad puppydog look that makes us think theyre ashamed of what theyve done. My guess is that their thinking is: Oh man, my owner is super mad about something, but I dont know what, but he seems to calm down when I give him the sad face, so lets try that again.She thinks the online dog shaming sites are in good fun.People come for a laugh and camaraderie, Lemire said. They see that their dog isnt the only one who does awful things. People dont shame their dogs out of anger, they do it out of love. In late 2011, Jeremy Lakaszcyck of Boston started putting shaming videos of his lemon beagle, Maymo, on YouTube. He also submitted photos to Lemire for www.dogshaming.com which made Maymo even more famous.One of the first scientific studies on the guilty dog look was conducted in 2009 by Alexandra Horowitz, an associate professor of psychology at Barnard College in New York City. One of her books, Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, included the findings.In the study, she used 14 dogs, videotaping them in a series of trials and studying how they reacted when an owner left the room after telling them not to eat a treat. When the owners returned, sometimes they knew what the dogs had done and sometimes they didnt and sometimes the dogs had eaten the treats and sometimes they hadnt.I found that the look appeared most often when owners scolded their dogs, regardless of whether the dog had disobeyed or did something for which they might or should feel guilty. It wasnt guilt but a reaction to the owner that prompted the look, Horowitz said.I am not saying that dogs might not feel guilt, just that the guilty look is not an indication of it, she added.Dogs can certainly learn from bad behavior, but rewards or punishment are most effective right after the wrongdoing, said Beaver, the veterinary professor. The farther it gets from that, the less connection is made with the behavior, she said. At some point, your dog will probably cower, waiting for you to complete your meltdown, ditch the negative voice and lose the nasty body language, Beaver said. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, March 1, 2014 Canvassing of the BallotsCanvassing of the absentee ballots for the March 11, 2014, election will begin on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Key Colony Beach City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach, Fl, and may continue day to day until the election has been certified. Provisional ballots will be canvassed Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Key Colony Beach City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach, Fl. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections www.keys-elections.org Published Keynoter 3-1-14 NOTICE OF MEETING FOR THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD A PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Stock Island Marina (at the Chickee Hut), 7009 Shrimp Road, Key West, Monroe County, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or at washington-rosa@monroecounty-fl.gov. Items on the Agenda include but are not limited to: The Proposed Redevelopment of Bernstein ParkADA ASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability, who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 3/1/14, 3/5/14 and 3/8/14 Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb. 26 puzzle. 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 WestThats despite woeful looks they can haveBy SUE MANNINGAssociated PressOUR PETSAssociated Press photo by JEREMY LAKASZCYCKThis Feb. 9 photo shows Maymo, a lemon beagle, looking ashamed. But research says dogs dont feel that emotion. Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shameLIVING BRIEFSScouts hosting dinner tonightMarathon Boy Scouts Troop 901 has a fundraising spaghetti dinner tonight at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. Cost is $10 and it goes from 5 to 7 p.m.Cuba expert Latell speaking on MondayCuba analyst Brian Latell is the next presenter at the free Friends of the Key West Library lecture series, set for Monday at 6 p.m. at the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. His topic is The Castro Brothers and Cuba: What next?Latell, who wrote the books After Fidel and Castros Secrets, Latell has frequently advised U.S. and foreign policy-making organizations. Hes a senior research associate and adjunct professor at the Institute for Cuban American Studies, University of Miami.Cape Spin screens on Tuesday nightThe Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys Friends in Focus series on Tuesday features the film Cape Spin, which focuses on the power struggle over offshore wind-farming. The film will be shown for free at the Marathon Power Squadron on 52nd Street bayside. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be free popcorn and drinks available for a donation.Florida Bay health is Wednesday topicThomas Frankovich, with the Florida Bay Interagency Science Center, speaks in Key West Wednesday on Increasing Freshwater Flow to Improve Water Quality and Restore Vegetation in Florida Bay Mangrove Lake Estuaries. The free program, presented by Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, is at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, mile marker 102.5 oceanside. It starts at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7). The talk will review the history of freshwater flows in the upstream Everglades ecosystem and how it has affected seagrass and algae beds, mangroves and the accompanying waterfowl and wading birds.National Pig Day is this weekendThe Stuffed Pig Restaurant at 35th Street and U.S. 1 in Marathon brings back the pigs today and Sunday for its celebration of National Pig Day. There will be pig races, barbecue for sale, music by Sam the D.J. and Billy Washburn, pony rides a petting zoo and more. The Grace Jones Daycare Center and Kreative Kids Academy benefit from the proceeds.For the complete schedule for today and Sunday, go to www.nationalpigday.com.

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Saturday, March 1, 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 COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 875272 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION/ BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFQ 2014529 CONTRACTOR PREQUALIFICATION BID OPENING will be March 11th, 2014 at 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 January 25, February 19, March 1, 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# 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. And 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. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published February 22, March 1, 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 Beginning. 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: vbrijbasi@ralaw.com Published February 22, March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 919783 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: ITB 2014531 PAINTING BID OPENING April 8, 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 March 1, 5, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 919790 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 2014530 KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL AC MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING March 14, 2014 9:00am Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave., Key West, FL 33040 (Sign in at Office) BID OPENING April 11, 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. A ll 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 March 1, 5, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 922256 Meeting Notice The Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. The Visit Florida Keys Corporation will also convene during this meeting. All Tourist Development Council Meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 2924441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 922699 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442008CA000557A001KW OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. RODGER STRATT, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 442008CA000557A001KW of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and RODGER STRATT, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the MONROE County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 13 day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT ELEVEN (11), BLOCK ONE (1), INDIAN MOUND ESTATES, ACCORDING TO A PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 132, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if an y other than the y property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 9 day of December, 2013. A my Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk PUBLISH: The Key Noter OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the 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 March 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 922803 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: COCE 12-15459 (51) LAKESIDE AT TAMARAC CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Defendant. NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a FINAL JUDGMENT AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP entered by the County Court in and for Broward County, Florida on the 9th day of October, 2012, and by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued in the above styled cause on the 5th day of March, 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 1st day of April, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida, the interests of defendant BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP., in execution, in the following described property, subject to any and all other liens, taxes, j udgments, or encumbrances whatsoever: SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY A portion of Lot 43, PORT ANTIGUA, PLAT No. 1, a subdivision according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 13 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: PARCEL "A" Beginning at the Northeast corner of said Lot 43, said point being the Northeast corner of herein described Parcel "A"; thence along Lot 42, South 30 degrees 43 40" East for a distance of 100 feet to the shoreline of Captains Cove; thence in a Southwesterly direction meandering said shoreline for a distance of 53 feet to a point; thence in a Northwesterly direction through the partition of an existing Duplex Structure, North 30 degrees 43 40" West for a distance of 100 feet to a point on the Southeasterly right of way line of El Ca p itan Drive p, thence along said Southeasterly right of way line of El Capitan Drive, thence along said Southeasterly right of way line North 59 degrees 16 20" East for a distance of 53.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 30 El Capitan Drive, Islamorada, Florida 33036. DATED this 25th day of February, 2014. Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff Monroe County, Florida BY:Rachelle Gates, Supervisor Civil Process Division Publish March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 923009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/14/2014, 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. 5J6YH18624L004074 2004 HONDA Published March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 923182 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 3/17/2014 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd., Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle VIN# LPRSA20A95A602188 Published March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 924448 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/12/2014 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 KM4CA104181601133 2008 HYOS SD50 5NHUHA0175W042353 2005 Forrest River Trailer 5NHUHA0175W042353 2005 Haulin Trailer Published March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 925807 Notice of public sale: Robbies of Key West, LLC Gives notice of foreclosure of lien and intent to sell these vessels on March 21, 2014 9:00am at 7281 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 Pursuant to subsection 328.17of the Florida statures, Robbies of Key West, LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1981 Hunter Vin#HUN22063M81F 1991 Zodiac Vin#AVB11821K091 1976 Gulf Vin# GFS432550176 Published March 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 926479 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-000004-M Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHAN C. BAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, March 1, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNThe administration of the estate of Stephan C. Ban, deceased, whose date of death was December 10, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 1, 2014. Personal Representative: A ndrea Ban Tecce 5307 N. 26th Road A rlington, Virginia 22207 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Paul M. Cummings Florida Bar No. 161271 Weiner & Cummings, P.A. 1428 Brickell Avenue Suite 400 Miami, Florida 33131 Telephone (305) 371-7800 Email: Paul@wcvlaw.com Published March 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 927233 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 8, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: RELOCATION OF ATLANTIC AVENUE AT HIGGS BEACH KEY WEST, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 927854 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Monroe COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-6-P Division: Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE THRESA Y ONISH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPHINE THRESA YONISH, deceased, whose date of death was A ugust 31, 2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 1, 2014. SUZANNE MINCH Personal Representative 828 S. Ruby Dr. Key Largo, FL 33037 Urban J. W. Patterson A ttorney for Personal Representative Email: ujwplaw@gmail.com Florida Bar No. 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. Post Office Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: (305) 664-5065 Published March 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Minischnauzerspups We have8MiniSchnauzer Puppiestheyarenow6weeks old.Tailsdockedanddue clawsremovedatmarathon veterinaryclinic.6femalesand 2males.Bothparentsare Here.Minischnauzersare greatsmallbreedDogs(1217lbs),theydontshedorhave danderissues.Allextremely cutehealthyandplayfulready fornewhomes.Wearein Marathon,Fl. Morephotosavailable$400 305-394-7203 Larry.obriley@gmail.comLOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-WW2 items. Any condition. 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 SLEEPER SOFA Queen size. Excellent condition. Print fabric, pinks, greens etc. Marathon. Call 609-879-1318 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 WaterViewLotKCB 60x 110lot,3rdStKCB.Ocean View.Buildnow!$199,000 440-503-4273 cuinthekeys@yahoo.com2/2Homew/Oceanaccess Homew/Tiki,oncanal,roof topterrace,cul-de-sac,quiet, Ideal.$2k/mo.786-406-3723 info@AmeriCastleCorp.comCanalFrontMM105 Bayside stilted3/2CBSSingleFamily homeinprestigiousStillwright Point,KeyLargo.Dock,all appl.inclW/D,$2,800,Annual, 248/212-5270.Islamorada-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. 305-664-3333CompletelyRemodeledMH onpluggedcanal@MM103 B/S1440sqft3BR/2BA,W/D, fencedyard.$1,500+utilities avail3/1305-360-1948MARATHON 1 BR, 1 BA Open floor plan, community dock, slip avail for additional fee. $1250, includes ALL utilities. F/L/S. 305-923-4701Oceanside 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.$850305-395-0170Marathon 1BR/1BA apt 2nd floor, outside deck W/D on premises, Quiet street. $1200/month includes water. 305-731-9751MM 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. 305-853-3779Modern Self Storage facility incl 3 BR house. Ft Myers/ Labelle. Will trade for property or motor yacht. $1.2m. Owner fin. Must sell! 305-481-1316 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. BOOKKEEPER Needed. Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, MarathonExperienced Bookkeeper Immediate F/T, in Big Pine. Proficient in Excell. Background check req. Resume to: seacamp2002@aol.com Attn: BOM, or fax 305-872-2555Dolphin Research Center has a full-time, permanent opening for an Admissions & Enrollment Administrator for DRCs College of Marine Mammal Professions (CMMP). Duties are multifaceted, including; recruiting/correspondence, admissions/enrollment, evaluating applicants, maintaining student transcripts/records, statistics, coordinating scholarship & work study programs. Assist with budgeting, scheduling, licensing/accreditation process/administration. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org EOE Receptionist/Office Manager Full time position for small professional business. Must have excellent customer service skills. Tasks include: data entry, bookkeeping, insurance verifications and handling appointments. QuickBooks knowledge helpful. Please call Dr. Cremata at 743-6939 or fax resume to 743-6939 CENTENNIAL BANK Now Hiring Part-time Teller Marathon Main We are seeking candidates for a part-time Teller position. Must be available to work flexible hours and occasional Saturdays. Teller experience and/or excellent customer service skills required. To apply, please go to http://www. my100bank.com/careers. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VExperienced Designer with own equipment needed PT 10-20 hrs/wk for mailers, flyers & list cleanup. Quark & PS a plus. Email resume graham65900@gmail.com.Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. HOUSEKEEPERS F/T or P/T Marathon area. Please call (305) 731-0520HOUSEKEEPERSMARATHON CALL FOR DETAILS (305) 743-5275Marathon 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: homelifellclife@aol.comFront Desk Clerk & Maintenance Landscaper. P/T. English req. Days. please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393P/T Desk Clerk & P/T Housekeeper for small resort in Long Key. Dependable and able to work weekends. Must be able to speak & understand English. Please call 305-664-4740 daily between 9-5 or email info@limetreebayresort.com RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707 Make Some Extra Cash Deliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4:00am & 7:00am in Marathon Potential Income $450-$500 a week Call Carter 305.440.3208 WOW LOOK !!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY 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. REALTORS KarenRaspePA,RealtorKaren@acresales.com 305-393-9010Makingrealestatedreamscome trueinthefabulousFloridaKeys! KellyWilley,Broker 305-289-2212MakingyourFloridaKeysDreamarealityCocoPlumRealEstate,Inc. CocoPlumVacationRentals,LLCwww.KeysRentalsOnline.com www.KeysExpert.com 5800OverseasHighwayMarathon,FloridaKeys33050 Office:305-743-9292ext.175 TollFree:1-888-825-9292ext.175 Cell:305-481-4571 E-Mail:lindsay@ExitFloridaKeys.com WebPage:www.ExitFloridaKeys.comLindsayE.Rabito-LeonardResidential&CommercialREALTOR AllisonJames EstatesandHomes 305-853-8777 OPENHOUSE OPEN1-4onSat3/1 59MutinyDrive,KeyLargo BayfrontlocationinBucaneerPoint with148ftofpierdockage.4/2, withscreenporch,openbalcony, moveincondition.Bankowned. Auctionproperty.Greatviews! OPEN10-2onSun3/2 157VenetianWay,Islamorada VenetianShores,veryprivate, pluggedcanalwithpersonaldeeded boatslipincludedatmarina. 2/2upstairsand1/1down.Master haswalkinclosetandensuitebath.$559,000 $1.2M CORALREEFPARKCO. BahiaHondaDivisionIsseekingaCustomerServiceClerkMustbeateamplayer.Some experiencewithretail,foodservice, watersports,andsupervisoryskills wouldbeaplus.PleasecallNancyat305-872-3954 toscheduleaninterviewEOE MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 TheTurtleHospital inMarathonIsseekingafull-time EducationalProgram Guide/GiftShopSales. Publicspeaking& retailsalesexperience andmarineturtle knowledgehelpful. Sendresumeto:tur tlehosp@aol.com REALTORS Karen Raspe PA, Realtor Karen@acresales.com 305-393-9010 Making real estate dreams come true in the fabulous Florida Keys! Kelly Willey,Broker 305-289-2212Making your Florida Keys Dream a realityCoco Plum Real Estate,Inc. Coco Plum Vacation Rentals,LLCwww.KeysRentalsOnline.com www.KeysExpert.com 5800 Overseas Highway Marathon,Florida Keys 33050 Office:305-743-9292 ext.175 Toll Free:1-888-825-9292 ext.175 Cell:305-481-4571 E-Mail:lindsay@ExitFloridaKeys.com Web Page:www.ExitFloridaKeys.comLindsay E. Rabito-LeonardResidential & CommercialREALTOR Allison James Estates and Homes 305-853-8777 OPEN HOUSE OPEN 1-4 on Sat 3/1 59 Mutiny Drive, Key Largo Bay front location in Bucaneer Point with 148ft of pier dockage. 4/2, with screen porch, open balcony, move in condition. Bank owned. Auction property. Great views! OPEN 10-2 on Sun 3/2 157 Venetian Way, Islamorada Venetian Shores, very private, plugged canal with personal deeded boat slip included at marina. 2/2 upstairs and 1/1 down. Master has walk in closet and en suite bath.$559,000 $1.2M CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: TECHNICIANPARTTIME PRIVATEMOSQUITO MISTINGCOMPANY,PART TIME16-24HOURSPER WEEK,GOODDRIVING RECORDAMUST,APPLY 87899OVERSEASHWY (CORALMEDICAL),FAX RESUMETO3058522284 OR EMAIL INFO@MOSQUITOSNOMOR E.COM305-853-7118 info@mosquitosnomore.comCABANA 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. MARKER 88 NOW HIRING Dishwasher, Hostess, Line Cook & Prep Cook. Must work nights, weekends & holidays. Please apply online at: https://my.peoplematter.at/flori dakeysrestaurantmanagement/ Hire NOW 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.comBlindandShadeMeasure 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 eddie@polyshutters.comDolphin Research Center has a FT opening for a Physical Plant & Equipment Apprentice : Major duties consist of assisting in construction projects, electrical, plumbing and automotive needs, plus the maintenance of buildings, equipment, vehicles and boats. Must have a clean driving record, general "handy-man" skills and be able to work outdoors in the Florida heat. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), vacation and paid holidays. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org EOE HAIRSTYLIST Needed for Hair By Martha, in Marathon. Commission or rental. Call (305) 393-1751 Licensed Boat Captains needed in Big Pine Key. Please contact Seacamp (305) 872-2331 or email info@seacamp.org KENNEL 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 1997 HEWES LIGHT TACKLE Package. 200 hp Yamaha VPro. 2000 Aluminum Continental Trailer. Asking $8500. Call (305) 522-1871 19 SEAMASTER center console, 90hp Johnson major overhaul less than 40 hours, with trailer. Asking $5,300. cell 724-866-8204 19 TWIN VEE CATAMARAN 115 Suz/4 stroke, under 30hrs. 2006. Like new. Bimini top, trlr. $21,900 OBO. 305-731-8460 Marathon. d.bwoolfe@att.net 25 PROLINE CC 1997 One owner, boat in the water, ready to fish! Good shape. Call for details. $10,000. 305-743-6164, Marathon 27 DUSKY 2002 Center console. 25.9 Cummins turbo diesel engines. Many extras. 950 hours. $55,000. Call Ron 954-829-2322 27 Proline Sportsman CC 1997. 2001 250 HP Mercury Optimax O/Bs. 10 beam, electric wench. Many extras! Exc. cond! $25,000. 305-289-4499 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, oceanric9@yahoo.com for photos or call 305-872-3023 29 PHOENIX Twin 210 Cummins diesels-344 hours. Everything new, to many extras to list. $28,000 OBO. 305-522-2702 33ContenderStep2010 Twin 350HPYamaha150Hrs, Warranty,2-Garmin5212 GPS/Radar,LedLites,Topgun Sonystr,Loaded.MustSee! $169,000OBO305-216-4411 Gobravo@bellsouth.net Dusky 256 FWC 1169 hrs $13,500. Crusader 270 hp, loaded, in water, Marathon. Runs perfect. 302-276-4141. Giveaway price, moving. 1981 20 Ranger, perfect! Unsinkable daysailor. Shallow draft, swing heel, outbrd. See: www.keys.craigslist.org/boats $4,350. 307-326-8113, MM 28 24 DAY SAILER 1979 American Mariner. Sound overall condtion, needs some TLC. New standing & running rigging, new safety lines & deck hardware. 8hp Merc. O/B, starts 1st time everytime! VG 130% jib and fair main. $2800 OBO Call (305) 879-8437 40 MORGAN 1970 KETCH Great hull, good interior. Needs engine work. $14,000 For more info call 912-614-0952, Conch Key. 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 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM 92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 2002 Achilles Inflatable 9.5 ft, soft floor. E/W 8hp Nissan 2-stroke $2,100. 740-244-8905 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 custommotorcycle willtrade custommotorcyclefor boat,c.c.20to23ft.willsend pics. 631-553-4848 tripledi@optonline.net2003 FORD E-250 EXTD. VAN 62K miles, black w/ black privacy glass. 5.4L V-8, towing pkg., power everything, many factory & custom options. Must be seen. Blue book value $6895, asking $6400 OBO. Call (305) 853-3779 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Bighorn Edition, Quad cab. Inferno red, 5.7L hemi, bed liner, trailer hitch. 37,000 miles. $17,000. Call 305-395-0000 GreatWorkTruck! 2000 DodgeDakotaClubCab,V6, 138K,Auto,Coldair, bedliner,runsperfect. $3175.00obo586-321-1205 586-713-1262 noozdood@gmail.com WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits.SubstanceAbuseCounselor#488ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCountyDetention CenterinKeyWest.BachelorsinHumanServicesrequired CAPandBilingualpreferred.Fulltime.ClientAdvocateAssistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.MarathonJob#257.FrontOffice-HSDiploma/GEDRequired.KeyWest#491.DriverMarathon#400 Maintainsanddrivesvanstotransportclients. CDLw/passengerendorsementrequired. CaseManager#469 CoordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultsinMarathon andKeyWest.Bachelor'sdegreeinHumanServicefieldand 1yearexperiencerequiredFulltimeposition. RN-Marathon FullTime#429.PartTime#248 BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit.PartTime#252Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWP CNAsALLSHIFTSExceptionalLiving,ExceptionalPeoplePlantationKeyHealth&Rehibilitation CenterinTavernier,isseeking CNAs.Toapplyfortheposition,pleasesubmityour resumetotgraham@plantationkeync.com Keys Insurance Services,Inc.EstablishedSince1984KeysInsuranceislookingfortherightindividualtofilla CommercialLinesAccountreppositioninourMarathon office.Mustbelicensed220or440withminimum3 yearsexperience.ApplicantshouldbeaProfessional andconfidentindividualwhopromotesteamwork.KeysInsuranceisanEqualOpportunityEmployerwithexcellent benefitsincludingHealthIns,STD,LTD,401Kand,PTO.S e n d y o u r R e s u m e t o : g b e t a n c o u r t @ k e y s i n s u r a n c e c o m o r f a x t o 3 0 5 7 4 3 0 5 8 2 ABASSPROSHOPSAFFILIATEComeworkinourModernRestaurantWEAREACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONSFOR: ServersBartenders Cooks(Line&Prep) RetailSalesDishwashersApply@RestaurantAdministrativeOffice 81532OverseasHwy.,MM81.5Bayside Islamorada,FL33036NOPHONECALLSPLEASEEqualOpportunityEmployer-DrugFreeWorkplace Parttimewithpossiblityoffulltimeat alaterdate.Mustbeexperienced TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E.Darlenes Cleaning ServiceCommercial and Residential 305 395 8066 Licensed & Insured PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Pressure Washing Property Clean up Free Est. 305-923-6456 ARTIC TEMP A/C Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic# Cac 053827, 743-5288 Ernes t E. Rhodes Plumbing Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 KELLY ELECTRIC -Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC25 743-6098 DPE Construction CGC 1512409 Concrete spalling remodeling Kitchen & Bath. Free Est. 305-923-6456 $ Home Improvement $ $ Money $ Up to $40K. Rates as low as 4.9%. No equity required, no appraisal, 650 credit score. Example: downstairs enclosure for as low as $117/mo. Call Joe 305-304-6627 KITCHEN KORNER Real wood cabinets at particle board prices! Freds Beds, 743-7277, Marathon TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0009 Lic# CYC99999992 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Estrella Insurance ConvenientlyNOWOPENin Marathon,offeringmultiple linesofInsurancesuchas Auto, Commercial, Homeowner,Boatandmore. CALLFORAFREEQUOTE!!!! 305-501-5055 dayneris.castillo@estrellainsur ance.com2nd Nature, Inc. Lawn Landscape Design 2ndnaturelandscape.com 305-923-5768 FL. Keys Express Shuttle Door to door Service. WiFi, private SUV, Keys, MIA, FLL airports. 305-743-7454 Marinecleaning Ihavebeen cleaningandetailingboatsan yachtsfor20yrs weusetheverybestwaxesto bringthelusteranshineback. Anysizeboatoryacht. Itisveryimportanttoprotect yourvesselagainstthe harmfulsunrays. Pontoons/Sailboats/Yachts/ cruisersetc. Pleasecallifyouhaveany questions Teakrestoredtolooklike brand new.................................. ........... Hullbottomscleanedinorout of the water..................................... Engine rooms................................. Proppolishing.......................... Ivanglasscleanedan restored.............................. Bottompainingbebackinthe waterthenext day..................................941302-6023 daniellutz73@gmail.com service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | ads@keynoter.com WindsweptA/C&Appliances"ShutYourWindows ShutYourDoors, YouAin'tGonnaBeHotNoMore!"LicCAC056989.289-1748 ARTISTICCONCRETEDESIGN AllTypesofDeco ConcreteCoatingsLic#sp3136305-923-0654www.keysdecoconcrete.com CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551 Keys InfoNet.com

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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday, March 1, 2014 The mutton snapper were proving to be less than cooperative and had no real interest at being found. After the fifth spot, with only two medium-sized muttons in the box and too many out-of-season grouper, it was time to change the flow. George and Chris McNabb had fished on our offshore boats many times before and were familiar with the system we run when in search mode. Each spot was producing fish, just not what they wanted. Everything changed at spot No. 6.As the McNabbs worked the bottom 100 feet below the Premium Time, I shaved off a large strip of bonito and pitched it back into the slick, free-lining the bait down current. As I expected, a solid bite followed. Line flowing off the open spool meant a large fish had eaten it. I closed the bale and the rod fully bent, causing the drag to squeal. The flag-sized yellowtail had arrived.The first fish measured 22 inches and seemed to perk the interest of George and Chris. They continued to work the bottom for the mutton snapper but their eyes were constantly watching me work the slick. Boom! Another strong run, and this time the yellowtail snapper was more than 23 inches. That was the final straw for Chris; she was sold on the flag yellowtails. On her first drift, she hooked and battled the large yellowtail into the landing net and then held it high as we clicked the pictures. George couldnt take it any longer; he was hooked. Abandoning the bottom rod, George joined in and the competition began, adding a much-needed stimulus to an otherwise average trip. One large yellowtail after another were landed, and then it happened. As both McNabbs hooked the large yellowtails, a new element arrived: Sharks. Now the competition was getting more complex. Not only were the snapper large and stubborn, but sharks in the slick meant hard-core cranking to avoid losing the fish to the aggressive sharks. These were big predators and they were extremely hungry. The game was on and both anglers were excited. The action lasted into the sunset. The sharks consumed some of the fish but the anglers limits were met. Having 20 flag yellowtails in the box saved the day. Most charter captains in the Florida Keys would agree that to consider a yellowtail snapper a flag, it needs to measure more than 20 inches. The term flag refers to the size of the actual tail as they grow large. The ornate shape and length is striking in the larger fish. Their features are much more pronounced. Their fight is strong and they can make some powerful runs, which lends respect to an otherwise common catch the alpha of yellowtail snapper. Its a great way to change the tone of the fishing day while on the water. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.But the battle with sharks makes it a tough gameMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact:The term flag refers to the size of the actual tail as they grow large. The ornate shape and length is striking in the larger fish. Their features are much more pronounced.Flags save the day George McNabb (above) holds one of the flag yellowtail snappers. George and Chris McNabb (right) fish on the Premium Time out of Key West.