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Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .8AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 22 25 CENTS Diamond storiesThe Hurricanes and the Conchs both win on the baseball field, but Marathon falls in Miami. Stories, 1B Unwind yourselfOur latest edition of the unwind lifestyle magazine lets you soak in all that makes up the Keys. Inside your Keynoter and available Keyswide. ECO-FRIENDLYInterior Design CO-EXISTINGWITH NATURE LOCALESSENTIALS SOLAR SAVINGSpage 17 KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. beautiful. LAYTONS BIG RACERacers in the 2014 World Famous Layton Canoe Race, organized by Mayor Norman Anderson and his friends, celebrate at the finish line. About a dozen competitors race from the end of South Layton Drive near the marine lab, and round the canals and return to the start/finish line. Centennial Bank provided the hot dogs.Photos by DONNA DIETRICH Senate approves some rate reliefRelief is coming to tens of thousands of Floridians including thousands in the Keys who experienced sudden, severe flood insurance rate increases or were stuck with homes they could not sell because new owners would get hit with increases. President Obama will sign into law a bill the Senate passed Thursday in the same overwhelming fashion as in the House earlier this month that reverses major provisions of a 2012 law that forced the rate spikes.The Senate vote was 72 to 22. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio of Florida both supported the overhaul, which came months after rising anger from Floridians and others across the country. The bill, which passed the House on March 4, would eliminate a provision of the law that said government-subsidized rates disappear when a person sells a primary home; provide a refund for those who already got hit under that provision; and maintain protections for grandfathered properties built to code after a community adopted its first National Flood Insurance Program rate map.The legislation still allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under which the flood insurance program runs, to impose premium increases on homes built before those maps. But the increases will range between 5 and 15 percent on average with a hard cap of 18 percent per year until reaching actuarial risk.Owners of grandfathered second homes and commercial property would also be spared, but older properties of the same type built before the flood rate maps are not covered by the legislation and could face significant increases an inequity that could drive its own outcry.Almost every Keys homeowner with a mortgage has depended on subsidized NFIP insurance for affordable flood coverage and they cap out at $250,000 in coverage. That means the highest annual premium for Keys property owners could be $2,500.FEMA must strive to keep flood insurance policies under 1 percent of a propertys total coverage and report when it is unable to do so under the new law.The bill does not result in lost revenue, sponsors said, because it has mandated annual increases plus an annual surcharge of $25 for primary residences under the National Flood Insurance Program, and $250 for secondary residences and businesses.Florida has more subsidized flood insurance policies facing sharp rate hikes than anywhere else in the country and some homeowners had seen annual increases from $2,000 to $10,000 or more. People trying to sell homes complained they were stuck because their subsidies could not be passed on; the new billBY ALEX LEARYTampa Bay TmesFLOOD INSURANCEBill to limit increases in premiums goes to president, expected to OK itSee Insurance, 2ASentencing for Zecca is delayedA former U.S. Coast Guard commanding officer who admitted to trying to hire a hitman to kill a Middle Keys Realtor has had his sentencing pushed back a month.Dennis Zecca, facing 10 years in federal prison, is now scheduled for sentencing before U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez at 9:30 a.m. April 14 in District Courts Courtroom 1 at 301 Simonton St., Key West.He had been scheduled for March 25. A Wednesday court filing doesnt say who requested the delay or why.Zecca, a former commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Islamorada, admitted in federal court in November that he tried to hire a hitman to kill Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt (he was not injured). The hired gun turned out to be a federal informant.In return for his guilty plea to murder for hire, the U.S. Attorneys Office dropped charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, attempt to possess with intent to distrib-Its now April for man who set up murder plotCRIME FRONTSex suspect further chargedA Key Largo man jailed pending trial on sexualassault charges tried to interfere with the victims testimony, Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies say.Marcus E. Hammer, 41, was booked Wednesday on an additional felony count of attempting to intimidate a witness in a life capital felony case. That charge adds to the criminal counts Hammer faces that, if convicted, could lead to life in prison. Hammer was arrested Feb. 1 in North Carolina on Monroe County warrants charging him with repeatedly raping a Key Largo teen and for threatening her with a knife and a gun eight times over a two-year period, according to the Sheriffs Office.He also was charged with possessing material depicting sex acts involving a child and being a felon in possession of a gun. The victim described the attacks to a deputy assigned to her school.Cops: Hammer wanted testimony to be silencedCRIME FRONTHedvalls murder trial to open on MondayJury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Peter Erik Hedvall, accused of killing a man during Fantasy Fest 2011 in Key West. Hedvall, 28, is accused of murdering Jonathon Alvarado, a former server at La Trattoria Beachside who was 32 when he died, on Oct. 28 that year. 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 the night of the slaying saw Alvarado wearing angel wings which were used to strangle him, according to reports and Hedvall was seen in a light-colored suit. Both wereSuspect accused of beating man with a rockBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONTSee Hedvall, 3ASee Hammer, 2ASee Zecca, 2A ZECCA HAMMER HEDVALLKeynoter Staff Keynoter Staff
ute cocaine, and transfer of a firearm to a convicted felon.If he didnt plead out, Zecca faced life. After 26 years with the Coast Guard culminating with his Islamorada post, Zecca became part-owner of the Marathon Marina and Boatyard.He was arrested Dec. 21, 2012, for attempting to pay an employee a federal informant who is a convicted felon $20,000 or a kilo of cocaine to murder Schmitt. No one has ever said what the incentive was, and Schmitt says he has no idea.Federal authorities say the murder plot had associates and co-conspirators in this offense but have not said who they are. The hit was supposed to take place while Schmitt left a Christmas party.Zecca was arrested after the informant, who was wearing a wire for the feds, showed Zecca a doctored photo of Schmitt lying in a pool of blood and as Zecca was going to get $5,000 of the $20,000 payment for the hit. Zecca had given the informant a 9mm Beretta to kill Schmitt.A search of Zeccas Indigo Reef condo in Marathon following his arrest turned up a safe containing four handguns, four rifles, two shotguns, lots of ammunition and $42,600 in cash, the feds said.Zeccas wife Mary worked as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Schmitt, owned by Schmitts family. She was fired after her husbands arrest.reverses that.There are a lot of people that are going to be saved from unconscionable increases, Nelson said on the Senate floor before voting.He later said he wanted the bill to go further, but passage of the House bill Thursday was widely seen as the best course of action to give homeowners some form of immediate relief. It was a rare sign of bipartisanship and represented a triumph for angry homeowners in Florida, Louisiana, New York and other states that are experiencing sharp rate increases and powerful interests in the real estate and home building industries.Those opposedThey overcame opposition from private insurers, who said they could not compete with government subsidized rates, and conservative groups who opposed the subsidies and are alarmed by the $24 billion debt the National Flood Insurance Program has accumulated. Some environmental groups also opposed gutting the 2012 reforms because, they said, it encouraged building on sensitive land. Opponents said the loss of subsidies was necessary to keep flood insurance solvent over the long haul.This is politically expedient but policy cowardice, Steve Ellis, vice president for Taxpayers for Common Sense, said Thursday, noting the 2012 law, called the Biggerts-Waters Act, passed with broad support. He said there is need for some change, such as a more gradual phaseout of subsidized rates, but we have to face reality, and that is we need to move toward risk-based results.This is potentially the beginning of the end of the flood insurance program, Ellis said. Its really just one big storm, God forbid, from being completely bankrupt again. Despite the threat from powerful conservative groups such as the Club for Growth and Heritage Action, which said it would score lawmakers on the vote, it passed the House 306-91.Senate vote follows HouseFrom Insurance, 1A KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, March 15, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8273 SUN.8477 MON.8772 TUES.7971 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers.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. 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Crean said the customary crawl was established with the idea that revelers would go from one bar to another. However, some people have expanded the event, bringing coolers and rolling bars and obstructing the streets and sidewalks. She says police are asking participants not to set up these bars, bring coolers [to Duval Street] or set up loud outdoor music. Violators could face arrest. Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ HALLMiss Sheri L. Hall, age 49 of Marathon, Florida passed away on March 11, 2014. Sheri was born on April 1, 1964 in Albany, GA and raised in Atlanta. She was employed by Keys Shuttle in Marathon. Sheri was preceded in death by her father, James K. Hall; her mother, Sara Joe Hall. Survivors include two sisters, Diane Charette of Acworth and Vickie Pierce of Smyrna; two brothers, Phillip Hall of Belfast, Maine and Ben Hall of Marathon, FL; a sister-in-law, Shari Hall; brothers-in-law, Woody Pierce and Barry Sturdivant; a niece, Sara Sturdivant; nephews, Richard Hall and Marshall Sturdivant. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Sheri Hall will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Albany, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 until 9:00PM. CAREY John Grant Carey, Jr (known to his family and friends as "Tiny"), age 72, of Marathon, FL and Bryceville, FL passed away peacefully at his home in Marathon on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Tiny was born in 1941 to John Grant Carey and Sara Virginia McKnight Carey. Tinys father Grant was born in Key West, FL after his family moved there from Eleuthera, Bahamas in the late 1800s which created strong ties to the Florida Keys for the entire Carey family. The family continues to visit the Florida Keys frequently to this day. Tinys passing leaves a large void for the family and he will be sorely missed for all the days to come. Tiny worked 38 years at Florida Steel which is now Gerdau Ameristeel. Since his retirement seven years ago, he has achieved his dream of living part time in the Florida Keys. Tiny was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sara Ann Millett, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, including his cousin George Carey, Jr., an artist who lived and worked in Key West for many years. Tiny is survived by his wife of over 38 years Regena Mondy Carey; his son John Grant Carey III and wife Terri of Millers Creek, NC, his son Cameron Carey and wife Michelle of Edmonds, WA; his daughter Regena Seger and husband Jeremy of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren, Jessie Seger, Grant Seger, Peyton Milleson and his first grandson to carry the Carey name is expected in July 2014; his brother Philip Carey of Charlotte, NC; his sister Trudy Hodges and husband Paul of Davenport, FL; his sister Priscilla Davis and husband Ken of Charlotte, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins located all around the world. A small memorial service will be held to honor and remember Tiny on Thursday, March 13th at 11:00am at MM6 on US 1 in the Florida Keys. Family and friends will gather underneath the Boca Chica Channel Bridge where Tiny used to fish for the eight foot barracuda "Big Mo". Donations may be made in Tinys name to the Humane Society. Sentencing is delayed to AprilFrom Zecca, 1A City codifies money for Old Seven MileQuietly toward the end of its meeting Tuesday, the Marathon City Council codified what it had already agreed to: Helping finance the rehabilitation of the Old Seven Mile Bridge. In its last business item, the council unanimously approved an agreement with Monroe County committing $5.34 million toward the $77.5 million project to save the old part of the bridge connecting Marathon to Pigeon Key. It was essentially a formality, since the Monroe County Commission in December approved a 30year spending plan worked out with the state Department of Transportation. DOT would pay $57.2 million toward the cost over 30 years and retain ownership of the bridge. Monroe County would pitch in $14.24 million and Marathon the $5.34 million. Still, Tuesdays action was important enough for County Commissioner George Neugent to sit through the four-hour meeting waiting to address the council. Before he did, Mayor Dick Ramsay thanked him for leading the charge to save the old bridge, which is dilapidated and closed to auto traffic and fishing. I appreciate you putting this last on the agenda to show that appreciation, Neugent said to laughs. I can say without reservations that in the 16 years Ive been on the County Commission, this will be my highlight. Perry and Sherri Hodies, members of the support group Friends of Old Seven, urged the council to OK the money. We have a suspended 2.2-mile walkway across the ocean. Where else can one go for the same feeling? Sherri Hodies asked. Neugent took time to recognize other people and organizations for their work in accomplishing something that was a 1,000-to-1 shot. That included the Pigeon Key Foundation, Friends of Old Seven, Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, state Rep. Holly Raschein, Gov. Rick Scott and DOT District 6 Secretary Gus Pego. This is a dream come true. Its an iconic place known not only locally, but internationally, Councilman Chris Bull said. The County Commission is slated to approve the interlocal agreement at its Wednesday meeting at the Marathon Government Center. The item is scheduled time certain for 11 a.m.Final step: County approval, set WednesdayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYSThe new count stems from three telephone calls Hammer made to his wife, Amy, from the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island, where he is jailed in lieu of a $440,000 bond. The arrest affidavit says that in recorded calls made Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, Hammer makes threats of financial ruin and demands that his wife speak to the victim in order to pressure her to stop and change her testimony. Hammer clearly uses intimidation toward Amy Hammer ... to compel her to convince the child to testify untruthfully, Deputy David Lariz wrote in the affidavit. Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia signed the warrant for the witness-tampering count. Bond on that count added another $30,000 to Hammers bond.Wintness tampering allegedFrom Hammer, 1ABartus tapped in the interimNewly appointed Marathon City Councilman John Bartus likely hopes his predecessor didnt sit on any more boards hes not aware of.Tuesday, the council unanimously chose Bartus to take the place of Ginger Snead, who resigned at the close of the Feb. 25 meeting. The vote was 4-0. Hell serve until a replacement is elected in November. When Bartus was president-elect of the Marathon Rotary, he had to step into the top position several months early when Snead resigned that post. Bartus was a three-time council member, elected in 2000, 2002 and 2004. He was mayor twice and vice mayor three times. There are obviously new challenges coming up. Im looking at everything with an open mind, he said. Ive never stopped paying attention. Bartus appointment was unexpected; the council apparently had intended only to discuss what method it would use to choose Sneads replacement.City Attorney John Herin said all that is required is that the person be a qualified voter in the city of Marathon. He said the city charter requires the council to fill the vacancy within 30 days.Its up to you whether you want to accept resumes or if you have someone in mind and want to immediately proceed to nominations and ballots, he said. The council held a brief discussion before Vice Mayor Chris Bull wasted little time saying he was ready to move forward with Bartus, saying he could hit the ground running. This is a short-term position that is basically until the last meeting in October. Budget season is coming up and frankly, thats not for the faint-hearted, Bull said.The council could not legally require Bartus not to seek election in November, but he had said and reiterated Tuesday that he would not run.Mayor Dick Ramsay initially opposed choosing a replacement Tuesday, saying he would prefer each council member have time to submit names to city staff for consideration. I also have someone Id like to put up, and unless we have an entire list, to take action tonight is premature and I will vote no when we call the roll, he said. But Ramsay changed his mind when Councilmen Rich Keating and Mark Senmartin agreed to appoint Bartus. He voted yes to make Bartus appointment unanimous.Former member of the council replaces SneadBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BARTUS
Key West City Manager Bob Vitas might have acted inappropriately or not during Fantasy Fest in 2012 but did nothing to warrant discipline, according to a report released Friday by City Attorney Shawn Smith and City Clerk Cheri Smith.In a Jan. 20 letter to the city, resident Steven Powell wrote that in October 2012, he and his wife Letisia were waiting for the annual Fantasy Fest parade to roll by a friends home on Whitehead Street when Vitas allegedly touched Letisia twice, then again after the parade while walking down nearby Appelrouth Lane.Follow ing the third alleged touch, Steven Powell said, I got in his face and told him, You touch my wife again, Im going to beat the [expletive] out of you. He turned around and walked away. Smith launched his investigation after Powell sent the letter. Vitas, who couldnt be reached for comment Friday, maintains there was only one incident, on Whitehead Street, when he bumped into Letisia Powell during a 1970s-style disco dance. He previously told the Keynoter Powell never got in his face and he wasnt on Appelrouth. During the investigation, Sean Smith and Cheryl Smith they are not related interviewed resident Jim Wilson, who didnt see Vitas touch Letisia Powell but said he did see Steven Powell yell at the city manager on Appelrouth. Sean Smith concluded: This does put Mr. Vitas in a place which he denies, but which was described in detail by the Powells and the information provided by a third party witness corroborated the Powells version of events. In a Feb. 19 interview, Letisia Powell told Smith that Vitas grabbed her butt very hard. Mrs. Powell again asked him to stop and to be left alone. The male said, Dont you know who I am? Im Bob Vitas, city manager of Key West.Discipline, if any is deemed warranted, would come from the City Commission. Saturday, March 15, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Youve earned it. 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Monroe County Judge Wayne Miller ruled 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. The trial is at the Freeman Justice Center. Prosecutors arent seeking the death penalty.Trial to start MondayFrom Hedvall, 1AHerin out as city attorneyThe city of Marathon could have a new top legal advisor in place before the next City Council meeting March 25.The council voted, 3-1, on Tuesday to replace Gray Robinson attorney John Herin with another lawyer from that firm while researching the pros and cons of hiring an in-house attorney for the first time in the citys 15 years. Council man Rich Keating voted no.Mayor Dick Ramsay said Herin agreed to introduce City Council members to other Gray Robinson attorneys in advance of the council meeting.Were in the process of implementing a change, Herin said. We continue to be the city attorney and will perform that function as long as the council wants us to. Herin has been city attorney, or a member of a contracted firm that serves as city attorney, since Marathon incorporated in 1999. But rumors had been swirling that a change was imminent since he came under especially tough scrutiny during the Jan. 28 council meeting.Councilman Mark Sen martin said then that Herins legal advice concerning the employment status of former City Manager Roger Hern stadt was wrong, and Herin all but agreed when he said his firm would pay the city money for the advice he gave.Hernstadt was chosen to be Marco Island city manager Jan. 13 but continued to be paid by Marathon through his Jan. 30 resignation. In the week leading up to that, Hernstadt was on paid vacation.Senmartin said the city could have fired Hernstadt because he accepted another job but instead he was paid $3,000 for him to stay home. During his legal report at the Feb. 25 council meeting, Herin said his firm would refund the $3,000 to the city.Herin did not comment on the councils Tuesday decision but said at the Jan. 28 meeting that he welcomes constructive criticism. He had never had a job review as city attorney.Council pulls the plug on himBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON HERIN26,453 mugs of beer are disposed ofAn estimated 20,000-plus visitors ate and drank more than their fair share at last weekends 38th annual Original Marathon Seafood Festival.Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Daniel Samess said its too early to tell just how many people visited the Marathon Community Park event, but its clear how much they consumed. Based upon reports from vendors, he concluded that those at the festival consumed 160 kegs of beer a festival record 75 cases of wine and champagne, and 4,080 cans of soda to help wash down more than 12,431 pounds of fresh seafood. Thats not including 1,360 hamburgers, 1,200 konkwurst sandwiches, 1,200 hot dogs, 816 Italian sausages, 1,320 pounds of French fries, 1,111 pounds of baked beans, 840 pounds of coleslaw and 560 pounds of hush puppies. The 160 kegs of beer equals 26,453 12-ounce servings.Samess said the chamber, which co-sponsors the popular weekend each March with the Organized Fishermen of Florida, uses various ways to gauge attendance. That includes raffle tickets given to each person entering the park, but the numbers are still being tallied. Samess said attendance is estimated at 5 to 10 percent higher than last year.We think its definitely over 20,000 again. As far as the gate, it looks like we surpassed last year by 7 to 10 percent, Samess said. A total of 225 vendors, 250 volunteers and nine musical acts worked the Seafood Festival.Thats how many we quaffed down at seafood festMIDDLE KEYSReport contradicts Vitas about Fantasy FestWoman claims city manager touched herBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST VITAS By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comNEWS BRIEFSScott taps Spottswood for college boardGov. Rick Scott has appointed Key West resident Elena Spottswood to replace Ed Scales on the Florida Keys Community College board of trustees.Scales stepped down in November after Scott appointed him to a judgeship on the Third District Court of Appeal.Spottswood, appointed to the four-year term on March 4, had previously served on the board from 2001 to 2005. Shes on the board of directors of the San Carlos Institute and helped found the Key West Symphony Orchestra. GET RESULTSWith Keynoter Classifieds 743-5551
Plans for two Lower Keys parks one new and one fully rebuilt are taking shape this week.A proposal to seek a lease on state-owned property known as the Big Pine Swimming Hole goes to the Monroe County Commission, meeting Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center.Monroe County has been working for more than a decade to turn the waterfront site on Big Pine Keys western shore into a passiverecreation park. The sunsets there are absolutely beautiful, said Patricia Smith of the countys Planning and Environmental Resources office. The property, south of U.S. 1 near the Pine Channel Bridge, has about an acre of usable space around a waterfilled lagoon dug as a borrow pit long ago. More recently, the property became famous as a temporary holding site for pilot whales from a mass stranding. The Big Pine land was acquired by the states Florida Forever program as possible Key deer habitat. After biologists determined the largely scarified site likely was of limited use to the endangered deer, it was turned over to the state Division of Recreation and Parks as part of the Overseas Heritage Trail system. Plans for a state-funded park stalled during the economic downturn. The site currently is closed to the public. Last September, county commissioners agreed to spend $1 million from the infrastructure sales tax to create a passive-recreation park at the Swimming Hole. The state Department of Transportation then agreed to match the $1 million. Now we have $2 million to turn use it for recreation, its proper use, Smith said. The DOT scheduled the money for its July 2016 budget but it may be possible to obtain it sooner. The Lower Keys is in desperate need of well-managed public access points along our waterfront, Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce President Steve Miller wrote to the county. This site provides an ideal opportunity to create a scenic outlook, kayak launch, sunset-viewing area and other passive park improvements. On Wednesday, county commissioners may approve a sublease with the state parks office. Then the county can hire a planner to work with the community to design a facilities layout. Annual maintenance costs for a new park are estimated at $60,000 to $80,000. This is one of those really good things that are happening because of coordination and cooperation among several agencies, Smith said. On Monday, the county Parks and Recreation Committee endorsed its recommended plan for the rehabilitation of Stock Islands Bernstein Park. Committee members liked the idea of a new 5,000square-foot community building with second-floor space for classes or childrens programs. That could increase the projects cost from a budgeted $3.2 million to about $5 million, County Administrator Roman Gastesi said. The draft park design for open areas features a kiddie playground, basketball court, softball field, full-size soccer field and two smaller soccer fields. Gastesi said the county is studying whether it would be cost effective to spend an additional $1 million on artificial turf to lower long-term maintenance costs. County commissioners are scheduled to review the Bernstein Park proposal at their April meeting in Key West. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday, March 15, 2014 Club Duck Key has a limited number of memberships available to property owners and full time renters. Two clay tennis courts, heated and chilled pool, jacuzzi. Many social events all on the island.Good value membershipsare available. Contact Dan 305-743-5967 ATTENTIONDuck Key property owners Swimming Hole to be parkCounty working with the state DOT on the planCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgVoters choose Wovas and ZahnIncumbent Mayor/Admin istrator Geraldine Zahn and political newcomer Ed Wovas were elected to the Key Colony Beach City Commission Tuesday.Former city employee Lyn Paterson was shut out in her first bid for public office.The seats of Zahn and Commissioner John DeNeale, who declined to run again, were up for election. Key Colony elections are at-large, meaning the two candidates who got the most votes won.Zahn edged Wovas by 16 votes, 239 to 223, while Paterson received 184. The voter turnout was 47.74 percent, or 390 of the Middle Keys citys 817 registered voters.Wovas ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility, focusing on keeping in check costs of the citys wastewater plant upgrades and construction of a reverse osmosis plant, which would allow the city to re-use water on city-owned properties such as its ninehole golf course. Im deeply appreciative to the residents of Key Colony Beach for their vote of confidence and Ill work hard to serve the community. Im glad that it is over and I can roll up my sleeves and go to work, he said. Zahn, entering her fifth consecutive two-year term, was named interim mayor/administrator in January after Commissioner Ron Sutton stepped down for family reasons. Sutton is still a commissioner. Both will be sworn in on April 1.Theyre slated to be sworn in on April 1By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACH WOVAS ZAHN
Public artwork proposed for the new Stock Island firehouse draws inspiration from bright abstract designs used to camouflage World War I battleships.A stained-glass installation at the Conch Key firehouse aims to honor that islands commercial fishing heritage.Those are among three Art in Public Places proposals going to the Monroe County Commission for approval Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center. Combined cost of all three projects is $38,000, authorized under a 2001 local ordinance that allocates 1 percent of the countys major construction projects to publicly visible art. Sewer construction is excluded. The Florida Keys has a legacy of arts and culture in our community, said Elizabeth Young, executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Its a way to support our artists who create works that reflect our quality of life and the community. A proposed design for the Conch Key fire station was changed to replace a window panel depicting frolicking Dalmatians depicted mostly by their hindquarters with artwork of pelicans. A mild squabble ensued after the county received complaints that Dalmatians do not properly reflect a firefighting heritage since there is no record of a Keys station ever having a Dalmatian as a mascot. Virginia artist Maureen Melville agreed to revise the design for the three-panel window costing $14,000, Young said. Its a communityand committee-driven process, she said. Thats why its called public art. Two other panel renderings a commercial fishing boat and fish, and a crab claw and trap are unchanged. Young noted that flowers and plants depicted on artist Michael Kirbys mural at the Big Pine Key fire station were changed when residents pointed out that flora on his concept drawing were not native species. Remember that renderings are not the final artwork, Young said. Its not really fair to the artists to judge them until they get the opportunity to work on site. David Harrison Wright of Key West has been nominated to paint two walls at the new Stock Island fire station under a $21,530 contract. Wright described the work as a modernistic abstract design based on the historical dazzle-camouflage painting used to confused German submarines. Patterns of random diagonals, zigzags and stripes of bold colors [in] brightly contrasting geometric designs made it much harder for Uboat captains to determine the ships course, Wright said in his proposal.About $180,000 has been used to install seven Art in Public Places projects at the relatively new Key West International Airport terminal. A new proposal, using $2,200 left in the terminals art budget, seeks to create a vibrant coral garden enhanced and enlivened by cut-out mixed-media fantasy fishes over the ticket counter, says artist W.B. 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Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESA net maker plies his craft in a shop in Key West in 1977. In the 1990s, many fishing nets, especially larger ones, were banned in state waters. Cast nets for bait fish are still allowed and common.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALCity of Marathon is at crossroadsLETTERS TO THE EDITORGet involved in sanctuaryRecently there have been editorials and letters to the editor in local newspapers that have been very critical and judgmental, and in my opinion premature, concerning the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.Did any of those writers attend the zoning group planning meeting? Full disclosure: I am one of those not-forprofit recreational fishermen who was awestruck and disgusted when the charts of proposed closed zones were released last summer. Since then, I have attended every Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting, and the planning and instructional meeting for the zoning and regulations working group.Fact: There has been practically no attendance by the public. Fact: Those zone suggestions are now dead and buried. Contrary to what has been preached by some of those letters to the editor, there are no predetermined closed zones. In fact, sanctuary management spent an hour at the planning meeting making it perfectly clear to the 16 working group members that they are to start with a blank state. They are to consider all options, including removing existing zones, enlarging existing zones or creating new zones. It was stated over and over that the ideas from last year are totally deleted.The group has some biological data to work with but does not have any economic data or personal experience data. They are asking for the public to get involved, and those erroneous editorials and letters to the editor might cause the public to avoid the regional meetings. If the public does not show up to offer comments, then decisions made by the working group might not reflect what we fishermen would think reasonable.I have no idea what the recommendations will eventually be, but until we see that we are ignored, we the public must show up at the regional meetings and give the sanctuary the benefit of the doubt. The meeting schedule is at http://floridakeys.noaa.gov All fishing clubs should get their members to their regional meetings. Jim Teague Key Colony BeachWho dropped the ball?Whose brilliant idea was it to have heavy equipment spreading sand on Sombrero Beach at the height of tourist season? Why waste Tourist Development Council advertising dollars if thats how we treat our visitors? Edie Korotkin MarathonBack to basicsCan we be done now? Can the great city-manager experiment in Marathon be over? The notion that Marathon requires a professional administrator with a long list of credentials, lots of letters after his/her name on a business card and a full resume of experience managing similar and larger cities was silly from the start. Now that weve been there and done that (a few times), lets get back to what works for us. The idea that we need to conduct another expensive executive search, vet another large group of applications (from candidates who in many cases have never even been here) and spend countless hours on interviews, meetings and hearings should strike us all as a waste of time and taxpayer money.We are, after all, a town of less than 8,000 citizens, a town with a pretty simple agenda, a town that professes to be small town in nature and has expressed a desire to stay that way and most importantly, a town that has an experienced, caring and capable native son standing ready to serve his hometown, Mike Puto.Mikes history here is legendary. They dont call him Mr. Marathon for nothing. Mikes previous tenure as city manager was a time I recall as full of accomplishments achieved in a friendly manner. Mikes legendary friendly style and honest-to-a-fault reputation is exactly what is needed here to put Marathon back on the right path. In todays world of hustle bustle, and progress at any cost I, for one, want a kinder gentler place to live and work. And I miss Mayberry. Jim Rhyne Islamorada Owner, Coconut Cay MarathonRecent events seem to indicate there is larger problem at handThere is a childrens song many of us fondly remember and could sing aloud today without much prompting: The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.... It inspires hope and joy in many a young child even to this day. Which brings us to the Marathon City Council and begs the question, Is the Marathon City council a bus? Because it seems like all it does is go round and round. The council voted Tuesday rather unexpectedly to appoint musician John Bartus to fill former Councilwoman Ginger Sneads seat on the dais until November. Snead resigned abruptly for personal reasons in late February. More than a month ago, Mike Puto was brought back to temporarily fill Roger Hernstadts place as city manager; Hernstadt had quit to become the manager of Marco Island on the other side of the state. Both Bartus and Puto have experience and are wellconnected in the community, which doesnt necessarily make recycling them a bad idea. Both are also genuinely good guys and have served the community before, and well. But are we remiss if we dont remember the quote from Edmund Burke: Those who dont know history are destined to repeat it.Sure, the pool of potential replacements, temporary or otherwise, is fairly thin in a community of around 8,000 people. But shouldnt we be looking for more diversity? The community said yes to that in November by electing Mark Senmartin overwhelmingly to the City Council seat even though he had never held public office. Isnt that refreshing? And isnt it a good idea now that Marathon is facing something of a cleanup?Last week, we reported the city has forfeited a significant grant the second one in a month. One was a $1.53 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant meant to help purchase Boot Key for preservation. Now the city is on the verge of returning $264,000 ($200,000 plus interest) to the state Department of Environmental Protection. That money was earmarked to help purchase a roughly two-acre parcel of land aimed at expanding the Marathon Community Park. But half that land now has a sewer plant, something the DEP money wasnt meant to foot. Someone obviously was asleep at the wheel here. Its also clear the post-Roger Hernstadt cleanup may run deeper than first thought. Last week, the city moved to have its lawyer refund $3,000 for un-justified salary paid to Hernstadt after he accepted his Marco Island position on Jan. 13. But Hernstadt continued to be paid by Marathon through Jan. 30, which in part led to attorney John Herin being ousted Tuesday night as the citys top legal advisor. Theres a pattern here Marathon has some real problems that its leaders need to face; these things dont happen in a vacuum. Lets remember that to effect real change, we must be willing to take risks and be brave. We certainly cant just be whistling Dixie, especially since the city can no longer claim its new and is learning as it goes.Consensus: Old Easter Seals site is best locationA joint Monroe CountyKey West session to figure out what to do with the Keys homeless theyre mostly in Key West ended up right where city Mayor Craig Cates wanted it: Deciding to use former Easter Seals property on Stock Island.That was the nonbinding consensus reached Wednesday in a meeting between the county and city commissions, county Sheriff Rick Ramsay and city Police Chief Donie Lee.Well see if the [City Commission] votes for it and from there, I think the county will be agreeable to helping us. Cates said. The bottom line is they need a shelter, too.Key Wests current shelter, the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter at the Sheriffs Office on Stock Island, houses around 140 homeless men and women between sundown and sunrise each night.The bunkhouse style shelter was put in 2004 in response to homeless encampments springing up around the city. But the owners of a nearby condo complex sued, saying it was built without proper permits. A settlement has KOTS closing in return for the lawsuit being dropped.KOTS costs the city about $450,000 each year.Wednesday, Ramsay reiterated his desire to have the shelter moved away from his headquarters on College Road.This was supposed to be a temporary fix, he said. Im trying to run a business. Its difficult for our staff. Our property is trashed everyday. I have to everyday police my property.City Commissioner Billy Wardlow, whose District 3 includes KOTS and the former Easter Seals site, said the biggest complaint he gets from constituents is the homeless hang out on the road waiting for KOTS to open.Cates said that would be solved at the Easter Seals site because it would be a 24hour operation. How to finance it and how much it would cost has not been figured out. County Commissioner David Rice, longtime executive director of the Guidance Care Center, broke out the homeless into three groups: The mentally ill, substance abusers and mentally ill substance abusers. One of the reasons we have been unsuccessful is we try to come up with one solution for a multitude of problem groups. To adequately take care of these people will cost way more than we will ever, ever have, he said.According to a Jan. 28 socalled point in time survey, the Monroe County Homeless Continuum of Care counted 693 people in Monroe County who could be considered homeless. Of those, 298 were on the streets or unsheltered; others were in KOTS or other temporary housing.The 693 does not include 144 people with no permanent address who were being held in the Monroe County jail at an incarceration cost of around $90 per day. Other figures prepared ahead of the Wednesday meeting indicate that in 2012, Lower Keys Medical Center provided free care to 1,698 patients considered homeless that cost $9.4 million.Monroe County Social Services spent $15,300 on cremations for deceased homeless people in 2013 and $17,141 on prescription medicines.The county Veterans Affairs Office reported the Keys have eight confirmed homeless veterans.Pottinger caseThe presence of a homeless shelter and the polices ability to enforce municipal laws for things such as trespassing or camping in public are tied together by the landmark Pottinger case. Chief Monroe County Attorney Bob Shillinger gave the joint session an overview of the case and its Florida Keys implications. The class-action lawsuit was filed against the city of Miami in 1988. In 1992, a federal court prohibited Miami police from arresting the homeless when they were engaged in involuntary, harmless acts even if they violate local codes.How does it affect us? Shillinger asked. Technically, were not a party to the case but it has been relied upon by the courts locally here in how theyve handled some similar type offenses. We ignore it at our peril. We need to take some lessons that were learned from that decision and let them guide us.Protected activities include sleeping, eating, lying down, sitting, sleeping in vehicles, camping, starting cooking fires and loitering in public places by virtue of having to be some place. If there was no available shelter, they couldnt be warned, couldnt be arrested, Shillinger said. Senior staff writer Kevin Wadlow contributed to this story.County, city boards agree on shelter localeBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comTHE HOMELESS
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Also goes online at KeysInfoNet.com! -SAMPLE-SAMPLE-SAMPLEFINAL FAREWELL FOR SALTYSKeynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThe former Saltys Waterfront Grill was demolished this week, leaving just piles of rubble to be hauled away. The restaurant and adjoining 7 Mile Marina at mile marker 47 burned down Jan. 18. Fire officials, while not giving a specific cause, said the blaze was not suspicious. Saltys was open for about three years and run by Dan and Katie Rucacille for property owners Paul and Peggy Bielik. The Bieliks say they dont know whats in the sites future. BusinessBuffett acquires WPLGThe Oracle of Omaha has taken a shine to Local 10. Warren Buffetts investment conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, has agreed to buy WPLGChannel 10 in Miami from Graham Holdings Co. in exchange for nearly all of Berkshires stake in the company that once owned the Washington Post.The news on Wednesday came as a surprise to many in the industry. Neither Berkshire Hathaway, Graham Holdings Co. nor WPLG would comment. It was unclear Wednesday what impact the sale might have on local viewers of South Floridas No. 2 broadcast station.WPLG staffers learned of the sale Wednesday through an e-mail from PostNewsweek Stations, a unit of Graham Holdings that owns the Miami ABC affiliate. WPLG staffers contacted for this story declined to comment. But Connie Hicks, a reporter for the station for 15 years until 2005 who now teaches broadcast journalism at Barry University, recalled her days under Graham ownership with fondness.We were always proud to say we were a Post-Newsweek station, she said. Katharine Graham was very gracious when she visited and she was always interested in women in the news business.WPLG, which started operating in 1957 and is an affiliate of Walt Disney Co.s ABC, has been part of Graham Holdings for more than four decades and was named for the iconic Graham family. The Washington Post Co. purchased the station in 1969 and changed the call letters to WPLG in memory of publisher Philip L. Graham, the husband of Katharine Graham.The family is related to the Graham family of Miami Lakes, whose best known member is former Florida governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham. But the companies Graham Holdings and the local Graham Co. do not share ownership or management.The purchase marks a growing interest in traditional media by Buffett.In recent years, Buffett has bought newspapers in small and medium-sized towns because, he has said, he believes the local news and community information they deliver will allow them to compete favorably with national Internet news sources.He might be making a similar bet on WPLGs local news coverage, which leads South Florida in digital viewership. In viewership, WPLG, which moved its studios to Pembroke Park in 2009, typically ranks in the top two for English-language stations in the coveted Miami market. South Florida is the 16th largest TV market in the U.S., with about 1.66 million TV homes that account for 1.4 percent of the countrys viewers, according to data from Nielsen. Miami has always been a great news market, and the gateway to Latin America, Hicks said. It could be a very shrewd and strategic move by a very shrewd and strategic guy. Bloomberg News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.Its a swap of assets with Graham HoldingsBy NANCY DAHLBERGndahlberg@MiamiHerald.comMEDIA MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 61 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period March 2March 8, 2014. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing Agent Selling Agent Big Coppit Key 55 Boca Chica Rd$199,000$185,000364At Home in Key West, Inc./Caroline BauerAt Home in Key West, Inc./Caroline BauerBig Pine Key 90 1st St $339,000$336,000580Coldwell Banker Schmitt/ Patti NicklessColdwell Banker Schmitt / Randy Williams 3759 Hibiscus St$383,000$355,000242Century 21 Schwartz / Ron Widmaier P.A.Coldwell Banker Schmitt / Diane Corliss 3765 Palmetto St$316,000$286,000178Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Stacy Shahan, PAColdwell Banker Schmitt/ Patti Nickless 30356 Coconut Hwy$189,000$179,000155Rose Dell & Associates/ Rose DellRose Dell & Associates/ Rose Dell 1148 Big Pine Ave$1,290,000$1,189,000141Truman & Co./Team Spottswood/VazquezColdwell Banker Schmitt/ Lisa Ferringo 3804 Donna Rd$349,900$342,400137Century 21 Schwartz / Rhonda WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Fred Mullins, PA Lot 3 Harding Rd*$35,000$25,000102Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/ Linda Ward 29485 Flying Cloud Ave$469,000$429,00035American Caribbean/Sandra TuttleCentury 21 Schwartz / Ron Widmaier P.A.Cudjoe Key 5701 Spanish Main Dr$199,000$180,000276Waterfront Keys Realty Inc./Trish BrummerWaterfront Keys Realty Inc./ Trish Brummer 23070 Bonito Ln$374,900$355,000153Florida Keys Realty, Inc./ Dyne VaughnCentury 21 Schwartz /Rhonda WilliamsDuck Key 0 Banyan St*$149,900$115,000319Coldwell Banker Schmitt/ Debra Grill, PAColdwell Banker Schmitt /Debra Grill, PA 7010 Harbor Village Dr$295,000$280,000309American Caribbean/Lynn Lucas P.A.RE/MAX Marathon Vacation /Joe Townsend 2011 Marina Villa Dr$409,000$395,000273Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Cordova/ CrowleyHawks Cay /Cordova/Hawks Cay Sales TeamKey Colony 262 Sadowski Cswy$699,999$680,00019American Caribbean /Henderson, BrokerAmerican Caribbean/Kathryn RummeryKey Largo 325 Calusa St$199,900$185,000483Keys Country Realty/Carol Betts KellerOutside Of MLS/outside of mls 20 Bonita Ave$219,000$209,000426Realty World Freewheeler/Gary LobatoRealty World Freewheeler/Steve Conley 500 Burton Dr$289,000$284,000380Marr Properties Inc./Tom RodriguezRealty World Freewheeler/ Amy Lindback 239 Antigua Rd$170,000$156,00093RE/MAX Keys Properties/Kym PappMarr Properties Inc./Susan RecareyKey West 303 Grinnell St$240,000$244,000852Conch Realty LLC (KW)/Dasha RayEngel & Voelkers Florida Keys /Ellen Gvili 1221 20th St$549,000$515,000179Florida Keys Real Estate /Stacy StahlTruman & Co. (KW)/Suzanne Moore 1800 Atlantic Blvd$449,000$410,000174Cabana Realty (KW)/David AxtellRoyal Palms Realty (KW)/Scott Forman 3312 Northside Dr$189,900$183,500154Seaport Realtors (KW)/Steven SchwartzPrudential Knight & Gardner/Walter Lee 510 Emma St$1,649,000$1,600,000126Compass Realty (KW) Michele GrahlPrudential Knight & Gardner /Andrew Birrell 1105 Petronia St$575,000$532,500125Truman & Co. (KW)/Lynn KaufeltPrud. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 30 Kingfisher Ln$237,000$240,017124Conch Realty LLC (KW)/Dasha RayColdwell Banker Schmitt /Lisa Ferringo 1800 Atlantic Blvd$699,000$640,000112Truman &Co. (KW)/Roger EmmonsPrud. Knight & Gardner/Lisa Lennon 1207 1st St$295,000$285,000100Bascom Grooms RE/Bascom GroomsFlorida Keys Real Estate Co/Stacy Stahl 1218 Petronia St$1,200,000$1,050,00076Coldwell Banker Schmitt/FitzsimmonsTruman & Co. /Roger Emmons 918 Southard St$459,000$425,00060Marquis Properties /Molinet/ FormanRoyal Palms Realty (KW)/Rob Severin 415 United St$749,000$755,00049Compass Realty (KW)/Megan BehmkePrud. Knight & Gardner /Brenda Donnelly 2417 Patterson Ave$333,000$355,50053Sellstate Island Properties/Wagner/BermanSellstate Island Properties/Wagner/BermanLower Matecumbe 196 Buttonwood Ln$1,185,000$1,050,00088Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Laura KennedyMoorings Realty, Inc/ Sue Moret 0 Buttonwood Ln*$295,000$100,00079Coldwell Banker /Laura Lynne KennedyMoorings Realty, Inc/ Sue MoretMarathon 5701 Overseas Hwy(1)$1,100$1,100334Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy PutoColdwell Banker Schmitt /Amy Puto 10970 3rd Ave$504,000$482,500184Coldwell Banker/Samuel WilliamsAmerican Caribbean /Kim Rabito-Show 10940 5th Ave$399,000$358,000153RE/MAX Marathon Vacation /Jo Ann CookColdwell Banker /Lisa Ferringo 202 Anglers Dr$685,000$685,00088Key Colony Beach Realty/ Roy Haase, P.A.Coldwell Banker/Amy Puto 6099 Overseas Hwy$102,500$102,500441KeyIsle Realty/Sunnie SanLorenzo BrokerColdwell Banker Schmitt /Robin Kluck 317 Sombrero Beach Rd$349,900$360,50078RE/MAX/ Askowitz/Maldonado-PattColdwell Banker Schmitt /Sheryl Phillips 574 Sombrero Beach Rd$469,900$420,50075Benham Real Estate /William NunezBenham Real Estate Group/William Nunez 19 Sombrero Blvd $84,900$90,15041KeyIsle Realty/Debbie HalamaRE/MAX Marathon Vac. RE/Bill Paulson 19 Sombrero Blvd$99,900$92,90035All Florida Property Group/ Ron StaffordColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara StevensPlantation Key 88500 Overseas Hwy$158,500$149,000198Realty World /Gary Lobato Shoreline Properties/Sue Mooney, PA 40 High Point Rd$159,000$143,5001915 County Real Estate/Mari Crossen Joiner5 County Real Estate, Inc./Joiner 281 Woods Ave$195,000$187,00084Century 21 Schwartz /Loretta LawrenceRealty World Freewheeler/ Amy Lindback 254 Navajo St$659,000$629,00080Century 21 Schwartz/Eric JohnsonColdwell Banker Schmitt /Team NewmanRamrod Key 27398 Haiti Ln$585,000$585,000165Rose Dell & Associates,/Rose DellColdwell Banker Schmitt RE /Abby OglesbeeRamrod Key 27398 Haiti Ln$585,000$585,000165Rose Dell & Associates,/Rose DellColdwell Banker Schmitt RE /Abby OglesbeeRockland Key 518 Palm Dr$349,000$346,00055Coldwell Banker Schmitt RE /Lisa FerringoPrud. Knight & Gardner Tommy GomezSaddlebunch Key 23 Palm Dr$289,000$282,000159KeyIsle Realty-/Bruce Ball Century 21 Schwartz/Daniel UrbanSummerland Key 865 Shore Dr$1,995,000$1,949,000799Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Fred Mullins, PAColdwell Banker Schmitt RE /Fred Mullins 277 Airport Dr*$105,000$94,000386Coldwell Banker Beata & Capt. Jim SharpeColdwell Banker Schmitt /Banks Prevatt 845 Gulf Dr$449,999$425,000108American Caribbean RE/ Blalock, P.A.Century 21 Schwartz /Rhonda WilliamsVacant Lot Commercial Property (1)
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, March 15, 2014 REALTOR KeysRealtyPro@gmail.com www.IslandBreezeRealty.com Congratulations to the New Owner!! Closings are a Breeze with Kirsten!! Buying or Selling call Kirsten TODAY! 12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 SOLD Kirsten 305-906-0460 Congratulations to the Happy Sellers! Closings are a Breeze with David!! David Grego Owner/ Broker REALTOR, GRI www.IslandBreezeRealty.com 305-481-1296 Buying or Selling call David Grego TODAY! SOLD 12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Free EstimatesLicensed and Insured #111808 John Kornettis Lawn CareNo job too big or too small!305-587-7529Free EstimatesLicensed and Insured #111808 L.A. Times crossword puzzle FORESEES Solution in the March 19 Keynoter ACROSS 1Data theft target: Abbr. 4Bowler feature 8Instant, in product names 12Brightly colored foam shoes 17Traffic noise 19It may be cracked 20Green shampoo 22Like most of western China 23South Temperate Zone border 26Ma-__ store 27Do without 28Outfielder Crisp 29Helps with a job 31Some Caltech grads 32Sprite Zero alternative 34Popes realm 38Airline that co-founded Star Alliance 39Maker of Total Effects skin care products 41Colin Hanks, to Tom 42Common article 43Gin fizz fruit 44Wore out the carpet 46Ready to eat 48Company that insured Bruce Springsteens voice 50NFL wide receiver who once changed his name to match his uniform number 55Tigers 2004 bride 56Sly tactic 57Pickle pick 58Island near Corsica 60NASA moon landers 63Haunt 66Gullible one 68Actor Morales 70__ open! 72Asian sash 73Challenge for Henry Higgins 77Wood cutter 78Sister 79Online magazine with a Runwaysection 80With 102-Across, Japanese golfer 81Cascades peak 83Bug-__: Ortho garden product 85Glorifying poems 88Boy with a bow 90Quick ride 91Guinness serving 93Proof of payment 97Sams rival 100Morro Castle site 101Over the Rainbow composer 102See 80-Across 103Picassos aunt 105Some Bronx trains 107Palm Pre predecessor 108Tiny songbird 111Its barely legible 115Call-to-action response to ones own rhetorical question 117Merged Dutch carrier 118Daisylike flower 119Et __ 121Wear down 122East Texas university 124Current path 128Put in 129Drink from a bowl 130Pod veggie 131Other, in a bodega 132Pops, to tots 133Intricate patterns 134Caught, as a show 135Occurrence DOWN 1Fills vacancies in 2Mexicos secondlargest state 3Warning sign 4Discreetly send a dupe email to 5Campus military gp. 6Folly 7Muslim holy city 8Troy, N.Y., tech sch. 9Bungle 10Tattoo alternative for the squeamish 11No more guesses, just tell me 12Computer problem 13Download option 14Well-organized 15Its southern shore is on Nantucket Sound 16Budget overhauls 18Diamond thieves undoings? 21Hanger-on 24Like Louis XV chairs 25Private beds? 30Immune system defender 33DUrberville who seduced Tess 35Cornucopia shape 36Not neat 37Me.-to-Fla. route 40Condition that affects focusing, briefly 45Zip-__-Doo-Dah 47C-SPAN figure 49Bebes Cheersrole 50Sing like Michael Bubl 51Noisy disturbance 52Grunted, in a way 53Group sharing a crest 54French Open winner before Bjrn 55Alleviate 59Chill out! 61Squandered early years 62Reception disruption 64Like Californias 17Mile-Drive 65Picassos sun 67Memo opener 69Brief reply? 71Posh 74Thicken, as cream 75Gimme __ 76Feel concern 82I dont want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishmentsspeaker 84__ nerve 86Old French coin 87Civil War weapon 89Slightly burn 92Jots down 94Simbas love 95A third of neun 96Dennis Eckersley, e.g. 97Laughed demonically 98Trs chic! 99Went over cursorily 100Source of legal precedents 104Inside company? 106Headliner 107Blurred Linessinger Robin 109Former Indian prime minister Gandhi 110Dance click 112Mini racers 113Breakfast treat 114Advertising awards 116Gas acronym 120Corn maze measure 123Picassos here 125Young lion 126Decorates with Angel Soft, briefly 127Actor Holm Crossword solutionSolution to the March 12 puzzle. 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 City Manager Dick Ramsay, Mayor Mike Puto Chris Bull, Vice Mayor City Attorneys Richard Keating, Councilmember Gray-Robinson Mark Senmartin, Councilmember John Bartus, Councilmember CITY OF MARATHONSUBJECT: DATE: TIME: LOCATION: Firefighter Pension Board Meeting 03/18/145:15pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.FDOT West End Project City Council Walk Thru03/20/1410:00amApprox. MM 48.2 Charter Review Committee Meeting03/24/144:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Planning Commission Meeting 03/24/146:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. *Cancelled* City Council Meeting 03/25/145:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 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 pur poses he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and e vidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilitie s 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. 03/12/14 hpPublished Keynoter 3-15-14 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 WestSoccer field finally going inCity crews will begin putting in a new soccer field on the Truman Waterfront next week, while the Key West advisory board dedicated to overseeing the waterfronts development as a park is poised to recommend a $1 million design and project management contract for the 33acre property. The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board meets Monday beginning at 6 p.m. in a joint meeting with the Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee. The committee then meets alone immediately following that. Both sessions are in Old City Hall on Greene Street. Up for preliminary approval at the second session is approving a contract with design firm Bermello Ajamil and Partners Inc. worth $1,034,365. If OKd, it would go on to the City Commission for final approval. The full development, including a 250-seat amphitheater, interactive water feature, waterfront promenade and extensive landscaping, among other features, is estimated to cost in the $40 million range and phased for completion around 2019. City Director of Engineering Jim Bouquet says the first things to get done will be installation of infrastructure such as roads and sewers, the promenade, construction of stables for the police horses and demolition of the Police Athletic League Building. We can really start to get it going down there, Mayor Craig Cates said of when the design contract is approved. The U.S. Navy deeded the Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street, to the city as an economic development conveyance in 2002, starting more than a decade of planning and public vetting. As for the soccer field, crews will begin clearing the site, off Fort Street, on Wednesday. That will be followed by installation of an irrigation system and new sod. The $150,000 project should be ready for games by mid-June, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. In just a few short months, the new field will provide vital green space for the recreation of our residents and visitors, she said.Work starts on Wednesday at waterfrontBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTCrews will begin clearing the site, off Fort Street, on Wednesday. That will be followed by installation of an irrigation system and new sod. The project should be ready for games by mid-June. Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living NEW ARRIVALS DAILY! Beggars banquet?The lowly beggars needle is actually a weed, but think twice about ridding it from your yard. Story, 2BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Hurricanes win bigDaryl Chou drilled three hits to help Coral Shores Highs baseball Hurricanes outscore Archbishop Curley, 14-2, Thursday in Miami.Five Canes Cody Richards, Austin Seabolt, Fernando Garcia, Jose Lima and Will Goodwin had two hits each against the Knights.The win moved Coral Shores to 7-6 overall headed into todays home game against Spanish River High, at noon at Founders Park.More significantly for Hurricane coaches, the win over Curley boosted Coral Shores to 5-1 in South Florida Baseball Conference standings. We play 10 conference games so were in pretty good shape there, head coach Pat Meyers said Friday. David DiMaggio threw two innings of no-hit ball at Curley to get the decision. Jack Rentz looked strong in two innings of relief, with Ian Thomson making his first varsity pitching appearance in the fifth to close it out.The Hurricanes fared less well Tuesday, losing a 12-0 decision to visiting District 16-4A power Gulliver Prep. Coral Shores hitters had trouble hitting the Raider staff while Gullivers offense sprayed the outfield with long extrabase hits. The Canes travel to Key West High for a 7:30 p.m. game this Tuesday. In other Coral Shores sports this week:The Lady Canes lacrosse team suffered a 198 loss on the road at Coral Reef High on Thursday. We havent been in this position for a long time, head coach Mark Hall said of the 2-5 season. Weve got to buckle down and get the fundamentals right. Results from a Friday match against Palmetto High were pending at press time.The JV boys lacrosse team won 5-4 decision over Westminster Christian on a late goal. The varsity boys travel to Browards University School on Tuesday.Hurricane tennis teams play consecutive home matches at 2 p.m. Tuesday against St. Brendan and 3 p.m. Wednesday against Westminster Christian.Coral Shores tracksters have their last home meet of the spring at 3 p.m. Tuesday against Ransom Everglades and Carrollton.Dolphins baseballThe Marathon High School baseball team lost a Wednesday game to Archbishop Carroll High School in Miami, 10-5.The Dolphins are now 7-6 and were scheduled to face a strong Westminster Christian School team in Miami on Friday. Results were not available at press time.Even more, theyre 5-1 in conferenceCORAL SHORES SPORTS Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores second baseman Cody Richards (5) goes up to catch a pickoff throw but Gulliver Preps runner reaches the bag in the Canes 12-0 loss Tuesday. Diamond Conchs now 9-2I knew we would do something, Key West High baseball coach Ralph Henriquez said, although what happened in the sixth inning Tuesday night was beyond even his expectations.The Conchs scored six runs in the inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit and defeat Tampa-area Carrollwood Day, 7-3, at Rex Weech Field.It was the third consecutive victory for Key West, which improved to 9-2. The sixth inning featured two errors by Carrollwood Day first baseman Hunter Creech (the Patriots had five in the game), a hit batsman and two clutch hits an RBI single by Darren Miller and a two-run double by Chris Varela. Hunter Sellers also drove in a run with a ground-out. Varela, the junior catcher, continued to impress Henriquez, who said, Hes very much improved. His catching and throwing are better, and he puts the ball in play. His on-base percentage is .500. Before the uprising, the Conchs had been held to two hits in five innings by sophomore Bryce Benedict. We were taking good swings, but nothing was falling in, Henriquez said. Well, the law of averages says thats not going to keep happening for 21 outs. So I knew wed get back in the game. Carrollwood Day (6-4) had won three games in a row over Miami Country Day, Coral Shores and Marathon on a Spring Break trip. Theyre a pretty good club, Henriquez said.The Patriots took the lead with three runs in the third against starting pitcher Jay Feathers two on a single by Creech and the third on a wild pitch. Key West came back with one in the fourth on an RBI by Hugo Valdes, which came after Steven Wells was tagged out while trying to score on a wild pitch.Wells, who has become the Conchs closer, relieved Feathers with two outs in the sixth. He struck out the side in the top of the seventh. The Conchs will host Calusa Prep at 7:30 tonight.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL The Conchs Chris Varela connects for a two-run double that capped a six-run sixth inning Tuesday night.Photo by BERT BUDDE Dolphins tennis splitsThe final tally might have been lopsided, but the Marathon High School girls tennis team fought for every point in a 6-1 win at Palmer Trinity School in Miami on Wednesday.Dolphins coach Chris Bull said several clutch performances marked the match, including a pair of tightly contested singles and doubles wins by Regan Durkin. Durkin won No. 3 singles, 87 (7-5), and No. 1 doubles with Savannah Schuhmacher, 8-7 (7-2).Seventh-grader Abby Franck earned her first varsity singles win against Palmer junior Marin Baumer, 8-2, in the No. 5 slot.The Dolphin boys lost, 52, but No. 1 doubles pairing Vincenzo Massaro and Jake Coldren pulled out a tiebreaker victory, 8-7 (7-5), to maintain their perfect season.No. 3 singles player Jamine Guo got an 8-5 victory. Jamine Guo fought hard and even spilled some blood in the sole boys singles win, Bull said. We tend to go in and out of concentration during matches this season. Abby and Ariana [Pattersson] really kept focused throughout their matches and the others at least focused well during the tiebreaks to pull through. We continue to improve in this area and thats a very good thing, Bull added. No. 1 singles player Jackie Clairmont (8-4), No. 2 Schuhmacher (8-4) and No. 4 Patterson (8-6) won singles matches. The Dolphins were scheduled to host rival Key West High School on Friday for a fan appreciation match at the Marathon Community Park. Results were not available at press time.The girls win, the boys lose against PalmerBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON TENNISFishing awards are handed outBill Worthington was named master angler of the year, having caught 22 species for 3,000 points, at the 18th annual awards banquet of the Matecumbe Anglers Fishing Club on March 2 at the Islander Resort.Bobbie Fitzpatrick took home the top female master angler award with 17 different species and 2,900 points. Top fly master angler went to Jim Winstel, with 12 species and 1,400 points. The top offshore master angler award went to Bill Thomas with 16 species worth 1,800 points. Gary Tarvin won the backcountry master angler award with 12 species and 1,600 points. Top captain master angler went to Joe Baltes with 49 anglers worth 49 points. John Conner took home the master angler tournament award, catching 15 different species worth 1,700 points. Fifteen other anglers qualified for a master angler general awards for catching nine or more different species. Fifty-two people attended the banquet. For more information on the club and its activities, go to www .matecumbeanglers.com or call Dave Demos at (248) 245-2517.Fitzpatrick, Winstel win top honorsISLAMORADABill Worthington (left) receives the Master Angler of the Year award from club President Dave Demos.
The team of Ron Kornafel, MaryAnn Daniell, Larry Deraney and John Johnson took the title when the fifth annual Key Colony Beach Bocce Tournament wrapped Feb. 28. Sixty players were split into 12 teams that faced off at the citys main park, where elimination rounds were held. The top three teams received small cash prizes. The winners had their names engraved on a plaque mounted in the main hallway at City Hall. The second-place team was Helen Fischer, Cheryl Burnett, Richard Moniz and Bill Treanor. Third place went to John Russell, Joanne Costa, Pat Stewart and Leon Schafer. Bocce has become popular at Key Colony Beach and takes place each Monday and Thursday afternoon from January through March. Due to the increase in participants, a fourth court was constructed in the city in February. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, March 15, 2014 Did you go to the Marathon Seafood Festival? See if you wereSPOTTED @the Marathon Seafood Festival 2014Show off to all your friends and family shoveling snow up north. on.com Not there? Submit your own pictures.View, share and comment*at www.KeysInfoNet.com/spotted-photos* Must have Facebook account to sign on for posting comments Meeting Notice Monroe County Land AuthorityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on March 26, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180.ADA ASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, 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 3-15-14 Living Dont toss the beggars needleYou probably rip it out of your yard by the handful, but the humble beggars needle, Bidens alba, is an important native Florida wildflower, supporting our pollinators and native animals.Consider the attributes of this common weed before you curse it from your garden. Is it because the beggars needle grows without our cultivation or its stubborn willfulness to reappear so quickly that makes people dislike it? Maybe its growth just looks weedy and uncontrolled. But that is part of its appeal its completely carefree and self-sowing. It appears smack dab in the middle of my lawn (were it up to me, Id prefer growing something more useful than a lawn anyway, but alas), in corners other plants reject and unkempt areas along the sunny sides of roads and buildings.If you can allow a patch of the flowers to live for a while, or keep an area a little wild for them, the benefits are numerous. Honeybees love them. Those beleaguered insects do a lot for humans by pollinating our food plants and allowing us to partake in their miraculous and delicious honey. But they need to eat also, and Bidens alba is one of their favorite sources of nectar. Butterflies also flock to the flowers for food. Our state butterfly, the zebra helicon Ian (Heliconus charithonia), relies on it for both nectar and pollen. By consuming pollen, heliconians acquire amino acids; researchers believe this is the key that allows them to live for many months, much longer than most butterflies. Other butterflies, such as the monarch and gulf fritillary, are also reported to use beggars needle as a food source.Bidens alba goes by many common names: Beggars needle, Spanish needle, beggar ticks, shepherds needle, tickseed, and pitchfork weed. The last one, though I havent heard it in use, supposedly describes the plants prickly fork-shaped seed with its two prongs for hitching a ride on animals happening by including humans, of course. Its obviously a very effective method for seed dispersal, for however vigorously and often people pluck these plants, they keep returning.Beggars needle is in the aster family (Asteraceae), along with thousands of other plants like echinacea, the common daisy, sunflowers and even the bane of more temperate lawns the dandelion. Its flowers do resemble daisies, are about a half inch across and produce creamy white petals surrounding the deep yellow center. Many other members of the aster family are commonly consumed vegetables; they are certainly a very successful group of plants. Beggars needle is an annual, or short-lived perennial, prefers lots of sun and while it doesnt seem to mind dry conditions, thrives after lots of rain. The plants can reach four to five feet or taller. They grow prolifically around the world in tropical and subtropical environments, no doubt thanks to the massive amounts of seeds each plant can produce.Ive seen lots of anecdotal references to the edibility of beggars needle flowers and young leaves, but until I read it in a very reliable source on edible plants, I would refrain from eating them. Beggars needle may also yield medicinal benefits in the future as well.This humble, underappreciated plant might soon be vindicated. In the meantime, it makes for an easy addition to a butterfly garden. Just keep it trimmed and under control and watch the wildlife flock to it. Kenneth Setzer is a writer and editor at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. This is reprinted from the Miami Herald.This pretty weed actually is pretty usefulBy KENNETH SETZERHORTICULTURE The beggars needle is a daisy-like weed.BREAKING WITH TRADITION Photo courtesy NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARYMembers of the University of Floridas Alpha Zeta chapter remove marine debris from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary through an alternative Spring Break program designed to get students involved in social and environmental issues. Over three days, they collected more than 1,400 pounds of degree from the Sammys Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area at Sugarloaf Key, Woman Key in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and the Western Sambo Ecological Reserve at Boca Chica Beach. LIVING BRIEFSPollster Harris wraps lecture seriesPolitical analyst Lou Harris is the last presenter in this years Friends of the Key West Library lecture series, at 6 p.m. Monday at the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30.Known as the dean of American pollsters, Harris will explore Whatever Happened to the Pursuit of Excellence?For more than half a century, Harris ran one of the best-known polling organizations. He was also chief polling analyst for CBS News and later ABC News, as well as a columnist for the Washington Post, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News. His books include The Anguish of Change (1973) and Inside America (1987). At age 93, he is writing his memoir.Full-moon kayak planned for SundayThe group Friends and Volunteers of Refuges has a full-moon kayak tour planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Lower Keys. Its sponsored by Bill Keoughs Big Pine Kayak Adventures and proceeds benefit FAVOR and the Keys national wildlife refuges. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a single or double kayak, paddles, gear and expert guides. To find out more, call Keogh at 872-7474 or the National Key Deer Refuge at 872-0774.Forester Torok addresses gardenersMark Torok, senior forester for the state, is the featured speaker when the Key West Garden Club meets at 5:30 p.m. March 19 at the West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.Torok, born and raised in Pompano Beach, has a bachelors degree in forest resources and conservation from the University of Florida. His experience includes the Florida Forest Service and the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Program serving Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.Intuitive arts marked this weekendThe Intuitive Arts Co-op of the Lower Keys has what it calls an Intuitive Arts and Psychic Fair today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Good Food Conspiracy Health Food Store, mile marker 30.2 oceanside on Big Pine Key. The co-op is a local group of intuitive readers, body therapists, artists and vendors. The fair features intuitive insights and workshops offered by practitioners and vendors. Expect tarot card readings, life-path readings, channeling, numerology, shamanic healing and more. Admission is free. To find out more, call Debra Kupchok at 872-4750.College hosts 3 open housesFlorida Keys Community College has planned open houses Keyswide for prospective students and their families.They are at the Stock Island campus at 5:30 p.m. March 20, the Middle Keys Center at Marathon High School at 4 p.m. April 3 and the Upper Keys Center at Coral Shores High School at 4 p.m. April 10.The events are designed to introduce possible students to the academic programs and provide guidance with enrollment. The regular $30 application fee will be waived for those who apply during one of the open houses.Those interested in attending can call 809-3271.Bocce tournament wrapsFour players crowned champsKEY COLONY BEACHThis is the winning quartet. YOUNG ART WINNERSArtists from Island Christian School receive awards from presenter Jon Landau (center) in the 2014 show of the Purple Isles Art Guild. Winners in the student division include (from left) Bailee Egan, honorable mention in digital drawing; Jasmine Theodosiou, third place, photography; Andrea Scott, second place, charcoal; and Tommy Lindholm, first place, photography.
The island chains vibrant marine environment is to be celebrated March 29 with live music, artists, kids activities, educational exhibits and more during the fifth annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival & Waterfront Craft Show. Presented by Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota and Summerland Key, the event is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, at Key Wests Truman Waterfront past the end of Southard Street. Admission and parking are free.A 5K Tuna Trot Race for the Reef is to be held in conjunction with the festival. Marine-life artist Wyland is to be a special guest at the festival. Wyland is to paint with children who attend at 1 p.m. and give a painting demonstration at 4, with his creations auctioned for charity.Those attending Ocean Fest can explore conservation and environmental exhibits from more than 30 organizations, see live animals and experience touch tanks, view and purchase wares from more than 70 marine artists and vendors, rock to the sounds of Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band and others, bid on auction items and vie for a variety of prizes.A free fishing seminar is planned for kids ages 5 to 11 that features instruction and barge fishing. To participate, youngsters must register online at www.keysoceanfest.org Rods and reels await the first 100 participants.Proceeds and donations from the festival and race are to support Mote Marine Laboratorys coral reef restoration and research programs. Relay for Life events scheduledThe Middle Keys Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society has two events planned. The Marathon High School team has a car wash at U.S. 1 and 55th Street, at Walgreens, Sunday and March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donate what you can. Also, a coin drive runs through April 4 at the school front office, Keys Hairmasters and Fishtales restaurant.AIDS Help auction is later this monthAIDS Helps 24th annual art auction, dubbed Out of the Box, is about to get under way at the Studios of Key West on White Street.Set for March 22, the auction will feature works by numerous artists including Helen Harrison, Marc Hacker, Gail Miller, William Welch, Jim Salem, Lucas Mejia and Dan Metzler. Prebids can be offered atwww.aidshelp.cc. Cost of admission to the actual auction is $20. To find out more, call 2966196.Vacation Bible school plannedLord of the Seas Lutheran Church at 1250 Key Deer Blvd., Key West, has planned vacation Bible school for March 24 through 28, 9 a.m. to noon each day.The school is a combination of Bible stories, activities, reflection time and missions. To sign up, call Faylene Biederman at 923-1141 or the church at 872-3612. Saturday, March 15, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com REALTOR KeysRealtyPro@gmail.com www.IslandBreezeRealty.com Congratulations to the New Owners!! Closings are a Breeze with Kirsten!! Buying or Selling call Kirsten TODAY! 12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 SOLD Kirsten 305-906-0460 Its the Wicker Webs AnnualSt. Patricks Day S a l e Two Day Sale Sat. March 15 & Mon. March 17 With 1 7 % Off Entire Inventory(Except Previous Marked Items)Wicker Web Wicker WebFax: 743-8445 743-3696 Est. 1975Crabtree & Evelyn8917-21 Overseas Hwy. Marathon Home Decor & Gifts Key West Aloe Products Ocean Fest is all things marineKEY WESTHow much do we love our critters?Americans spent an alltime high of $55.7 billion on their pets in last year and spending will creep close to $60 billion this year, an industry spokesman said Thursday.Pets across America live like little humans these days and as long as people treat them that way, pet spending should keep climbing, said Bob Vetere, the president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association. Overall pet spending has not dipped since record-keeping started, according to APPA, based in Greenwich, Conn. The biggest part of spending in 2013 $21.57 billion went for food a lot of it more expensive, healthier grub, Vetere told buyers and exhibitors at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando. The not-for-profit trade association has been tracking industry figures since 1996, when total pet spending was just $21 billion. Adjusted for inflation, thats $31.3 billion. The humanization of our pets started about 20 years ago, Vetere said in a telephone interview. As people made pets more important parts of their families, manufacturers introduced products that, in the beginning, helped the animals make their move from the backyard to the front room. He said older Americans are largely feeding the industrys growth, looking to their pets to fill the void left by their children who have grown and moved away from home.People have always spent more on food than any other pet spending category and pet food trends follow human food and diet trends, he said.That means if you are on a health kick, chances are your pet is too. And if humans find a product that works for them, they will look for and demand the same for their pets, he said.These foods are more expensive, but owners see their pets as furry, winged and finny extensions of their family, Vetere said, noting that it didnt matter if the pets were dogs, cats, bird, fishes, horses or something else.Sales numbers show owners are buying more age-specific, breed-specific, vitamin-infused or additiveenhanced foods, Vetere said The health of people also plays a role in the robust outlook for the industrys future, Vetere said. The body of science validating that pets are good for us is growing with strong research in numerous areas of health, he said. Other spending included $14.37 billion for veterinary care; $13.14 billion for supplies and over-thecounter medicines; $2.23 billion for live animal purchases; and $4.41 billion for other services. Those services include grooming, boarding, training and pet-sitting.By SUE MANNINGAssociated PressOUR PETSAssociated Press photo by NICK UTPet-store co-owner Janene Zakrajsek feeds a dog a gourmet meal at the Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center store in Beverly Hills. Lighter take on eggplant Parmesan Ive always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but Im partial to what you might call the full-fat version: Thick slices of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then baked until creamy, and finally topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese. A vegetarian delight, eggplant Parmesan nonetheless can be very heavy. You gobble it down with gusto for dinner, but discover it still sitting in your gut like a brick the next day. So I wanted to concoct a lighter recipe that still retained all of the ingredients that make my favorite version so wonderful. Eggplant tends to soak up oil like a sponge, so the first thing I did here was to take a cue from my mom. She used to make an easy but inventive side dish with eggplant, cutting each one into halfinch slices, brushing every slice with her homemade vinaigrette, then baking them all until they were tender and golden. This limits how much oil they can absorb. For simplicity, I sprayed each slice with a modest amount of oil before baking them. Unfortunately, this clever strategy created a new problem. The eggplant in my favorite version is breaded. Here it isnt. I was happy to lose the oil, but I didnt want to lose the bread, particularly in a saucy dish like this. So I literally turned the recipe inside out, placing the bread in the form of croutons inside the rolled-up slices of eggplant. The croutons do get tender during baking, but they also absorb and marry the other flavors in the filling: Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and roasted red pepper. Full disclosure: Im well aware that roasted red peppers are not typical of traditional eggplant Parmesans. I added them because they contribute bulk and good nutrition. Even though this recipe uses less than the usual amount of cheese, my crack team of testers didnt seem to miss it. My secret? The speedy marinara sauce. Loaded with garlic, a bit of oil and a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes, this sauce radiates so much robust flavor that folks forget the missing cheese. And I encourage you to make this marinara at home rather than use store-bought; it is simple, fast and quite tasty. A few notes about buying eggplant. I recommend the biggest you can find for this recipe. Youll know theyre fresh if the skin is smooth and the flesh is firm to the touch. If you cant find large eggplants, use the smaller ones and just overlap the slices slightly to make substantial roll-ups. I believe that this eggplant Parmesan is an excellent candidate for the centerpiece of a meatless meal. Just round it out with some steamed broccoli and a tossed green salad, and youre good to go. This is the kind of cozy cold weather meal that will make everyone glad winter is not quite over. What you need:Two slices large rustic (not bagged sliced) white or whole-wheat bread, crusts discarded and bread cut into quarter-inch cubes (about a cup and through-fourths).One tablespoon extravirgin olive oil.Kosher salt.Two pounds large eggplant.Olive oil cooking spray.Half a cup finely chopped roasted red pepper.Two ounces fresh mozzarella cut into quarter-inch cubes.Half ounce grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.One teaspoon minced garlic.Two and a half cups purchased marinara sauce or speedy marinara sauce (see recipe).Fresh basil, to garnish. Heat the oven to 400 degrees and adjust the oven racks so there is one in the top third and one in the bottom third of the oven. In a medium bowl toss the bread cubes with the oil and a pinch of salt. On a large rimmed baking sheet, spread the cubes in an even layer and bake on the ovens lower shelf until golden brown, five to eight minutes. Transfer them back to the bowl.While the cubes are baking, prepare the eggplant. Leaving the skin on, slice it top-to-bottom into 1/4-inchthick slices, discarding the end pieces that are mostly skin.Spray the baking sheet you used for the bread as well as a second large baking sheet with the olive oil spray. Sprinkle the eggplant slices very lightly with salt on both sides and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheets. Spray them lightly with additional olive oil spray. Bake just until barely golden, 16 to 20 minutes, switching the sheet pan positions in the oven after eight minutes.Add the red pepper, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano and garlic to the bread cubes and toss well. Pour half of the tomato sauce into the bottom of a shallow baking pan. Set aside.Arrange the eggplant slices on a kitchen surface, overlapping a few if they are small to make a wider rectangle (you will need 12 portions total), and divide the filling among the portions, mounding it in the center of each slice. Roll up the slices to enclose the filling. Place the rolls, seam side down, in the baking dish. Spoon the remaining sauce over the rolls and bake on the ovens lower shelf until the sauce is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes.Divide the rolls between six serving plates, making sure that each portion has ample sauce. Top with fresh basil.Start to finish: One hour. Servings: Six. Nutrition information per serving: 260 calories; 90 calories from fat (35 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 9 g protein; 780 mg sodium.Its the sauce that really lifts this favoriteBy SARA MOULTONAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE Speedy marinara sauceStart to finish: 25 minutes. Makes two and a half cups. What you need:Two large garlic cloves, smashed.Two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.Hefty pinch red pepper flakes.28-ounce can low-sodium diced tomatoes (preferably fire roasted)Kosher salt. In a medium skillet, combine the garlic and the oil. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook, turning over the garlic several times, until it is just golden, three to five minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and a hefty pinch of salt, bring to a boil, and cook at a brisk simmer for 20 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced to about two and a half cups. Associated Press Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis shows inside-out eggplant parmesan rolls with speedy marinara sauce.Daylong event is scheduled at Eco-DiscoveryLIVING BRIEFS
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, March 15, 2014 Sat.March29th11am6pm FLORIDAKEYSECODISCOVERYCENTER TrumanWaterfront|KeyWestFreeAdmission y FreeParking KidsFun&EducationalActivities LiveAnimals&TouchTanks LiveMusic p Food,Beer,Cocktails HUGESilentAuction2ndAnnualSmokinTunaTrot5kRacefortheReef@8am FREEFishingSeminarregistrationstartsMarch1st atkeysoceanfest.orgmustregisteronline. Lotsofshopping60+artists,craftspeople&vendorsMEETWORLDACCLAIMEDMARINEARTISTWYLAND! ALLPROCEEDSGOTOCORALREEF RESTORATIONPROGRAMSATMOTE!www.keysoceanfest.org FREERIDES highinthe skyonthe KeysEnergy bucket SPONSOREDBY: Restivo,Reilly&Vigil-FariasLLC 91298OverseasHwy,Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMESFOR FRI.3/14-THURS.3/20NeedforSpeed(PG-13)1:00(3D);3:55(2D); 6:50(2D);9:45(2D)*Mr.Peabody&Sherman(PG)1:40(2D);4:05(3D); 6:45(2D);9:15(3D)*300:RiseofanEmpire(R)1:55(2D);4:35(3D);7:25 (2D);9:55(3D)*Non-Stop(PG-13)2:05;4:40;7:30;10:00*SonofGod(PG-13)12:40;3:45;6:50;9:55**Friday,SaturdayonlyThedoghouseis openatWoofstockTheWoofstockMusic Fair,adayofpeace,paws andmusic,awaitsdog loverseagertouniteto raisepetpopulationawarenessandadoptrescuesto fur-everhomes. Theannualeventisset forMarch22at IslamoradasFounders Park,milemarker87bayside. Nowinitsfifthyear, thefree-admissionfestival featuresavarietyofagility competitions,includingthe MaddMacLurecourse raceanddemonstrationsby theUltimateAirDogs,one ofthepremierdock-jumpingorganizationsinthe country. SponsoredbyKeys Kritters,anamateurdivisionindock-divingdemos offersprizesforthewinningpoochascanines competetomakethefurthestjumpsintoaswimmingpool.Allbreedsare welcometojoin. Dogsupforadoption aretoshowofftheirswag andwagduringtheRescue MeMuttStrutinhopesof landinginapermanent doghouse.Theanimal adoptionvillageistohost localandbreed-specific animalrescuegroups. Thoseheadingto WoofStockcanpawsfor thecauseandbrowseand buygoodsforpetsand peopleatvendorbooths. Otherofferingsatthe eventincludelivemusic byafullslateoflocal bands,foodandbeverages, goodiebaggiveawaysand Woofstockmerchandise, contestsandmore. Gatesareopenfrom10 a.m.until6p.m.Leashed, friendlyandwell-behaved dogsarewelcome.Event proceedsbenefit MarrVelousPetRescues& AdoptionsofKeyLargo.Itsallthings canineatfest honoringhoundsISLAMORADA PhotosbyKEVINWADLO W ThesepoochesarealldressedupwithoneplacetogoWoofstockinIslamorada.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com www.Keys InfoNet .com RegalCinemas Searstown,KeyWest,294-0000 Allshowsthatstartbefore4p.m.playonlyonweekends. NeedforSpeed (PG-13)1:30(3D),4:30(2D),7:30(3D)and 10:30p.m.(2D). MrPeabody&Sherman (PG)1:10(3D),4:10(2D),7:10 (3D)and10:10p.m.(2D). 300:RiseofanEmpire (R)1:40(3D),4:40(2D),7:40(3D) and10:40p.m.(2D) SonofGod (PG-13)7:00and10:00p.m. Non-Stop (PG-13)1:20,4:20,7:20and10:20p.m. TheLegoMovie (PG)1:15,4:15,7:15and10:15p.m. TheMetropolitanOpera:Werther12:55p.m.TropicCinema 416EatonSt.,KeyWest,295-9493 TheMonumentsMen (PG-13):2:00,4:25,6:50and9:15p.m.Omar (NR):1:10and6:00p.m. ThePast(lepasse) (PG-13):3:25and8:30p.m. 12YearsaSlave (R):1:00and6:10p.m. DallasBuyersClub (R):3:40and8:40p.m. TheWindRises (PG-13):4:00p.m. TheInvisibleWoman (NR):1:30,6:30and9:00p.m.MarathonCommunityCinema 5101OverseasHighway,Marathon,743-0288 TheMonumentsMen (PG-13):Weekdays:7:00and9:30p.m. SaturdayandSunday:2:00,7:00and9:30p.m.TavernierTowneCinema TavernierMall,Tavernier,853-7003 NeedforSpeed (PG-13)1:00(3D),3:55(2D),6:50(3D)and 9:45p.m.(2D). MrPeabody&Sherman (PG)1:40(2D),4:05(3D),6:45 (2D)and9:15p.m.(3D). 300:RiseofanEmpire (R)1:55(2D),4:35(3D),7:25(2D) and9:55p.m.(3D) SonofGod (PG-13)12:40,3:45,6:50and9:55p.m. Non-Stop (PG-13)2:05,4:40,7:30and10:00p.m.Keys MovieTimes Co-sponsoredbytheParksandRecreationDepartment,VillageofIslamorada,withsupportfromIslamoradaCommunityEntertainmentbtnfrfnr 2013-2014PERFORMINGSEASON BringablanketorlawnchairNewBandMembersWelcomeFreeAdmission ICEAmphitheateratFoundersPark,Islamorada Bayside,MM87 btnfrfMar.15!"# $ VIVAFLORIDA! GetyourdiscoonatplayhouseThemusicalXanadu continuesrollingbacktothe 1980sattheWaterfront PlayhouseinKeyWest. Thepremise:Whena b eautifulGreekmuse descendsfromMount Olympus,shedonsan impenetrabledisguiseof legwarmersandan Australianaccentinorderto helpastrugglingartist achievehisartisticdream toopentheworldsfirst rollerdisco(hey,its1980). Theboogie-inducing scoreincludesImAlive, Suddenlyand,ofcourse, Xanadu. Xanaduwasahiton Broadway,runningfor562 performances.Itearnedan OuterCriticsCircleAward forbestmusicalanda DramaDeskAwardforbest book.Itwasalsonominated forTonyAwardsforbest musicalandbestbook,and wasmadeintoaHollywood filmstarringOlivia Newton-John. ThecastincludesTom Luna,VickiRoush,Laurie Breakwell,RhettKalman, JessicaMianoKruel,Chris Tanner,BrianHall,Kara KrichmanandStephanie Sander. DannyWeathersisthe director,MichaelFaussthe musicaldirectorandPenny Letothechoreographer. Xanadurunsthrough March29attheWaterfront, 310WallSt.,atMallory Square.Ticketsare$20to $40.Call294-5015orgotowww.waterfrontplayhouse.org.Xanadurolls atWaterfront inKeyWestTHEATER T alkaboutthes!ThatswhatXanaduisallabout. ENTERTAINMENTBRIEFSTheaterreachesout forseasonbrochureMarathonCommunity Theatrehasinvitedlocal artiststosubmitworkforconsiderationtobeusedonthe coverofthegroups2014-15 seasonbrochure.Thedeadline isApril30. Artworkshouldbeoriginal,canbeinanymedium andmustincludeatheatrical theme.Thetheatersboardof directorswillselectthewinningworktobefeaturedon thecoverofthebrochure.The winningpiecewillbeframed andpresentedinthelobbyof theMiddleKeysplayhouse whereartbypreviousseason winnersisdisplayed. Selectedworkwillnotbe returnedandwillbecomethe propertyofMarathon CommunityTheatre. Thetheaterdistributes morethan5,000brochures annually,themajoritydirectly mailedtotheater-goerslocally andnationwide. Workforconsideration shouldbesenttothe MarathonCommunity Theatre,PostOfficeBox 500124,Marathon,FL.Artists shouldincludetheirname,a briefbio,contactinformation andthetitleoftheirpiece. Formoreinformationorto schedulehand-deliveryof yoursubmission,contact BonnieGreenbergat7430408orsendane-mailto firstname.lastname@example.org.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, March 15, 2014 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# 922803 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: COCE 12-15459 (51) LAKESIDE AT TAMARAC CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, 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, judgments, 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 Capitan Drive, 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 A d# 932483 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442008CA000941A001PK DEUTSCHE BANK NATL TRUST FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST Plaintiff, vs. GREGG REISINGER, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 10, 2014, and entered in Case No. 442008CA000941A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATL TRUST FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST, is Plaintiff, and GREGG REISINGER, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 A M at Key West Courthouse, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 1st day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Unit No. H-3 of KAWAMA Y ACHT CLUB OF KEY LARGO, PHASE 1, SECTION ONE, A Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded on September 23, 1975, in Official Records Book 627, Page 611, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and Amended by Amendments recorded in Official Records Book 641, at Page 630 and in Official Records Book 650, at Page 195. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Tavernier, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 13th day of February, 2014. A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk PUBLISH: The Keynoter DEUTSCHE BANK NATL TRUST FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE1 TRUST c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the 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 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 936091 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-14-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE P. COFFEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marie P. Coffey, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 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 WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other p ersons p 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 8, 2014. Personal Representative: Cynthia C. Armstrong 1377 Serena Circle, Unit 1 Chula Vista, California 91910 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner A ttorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: email@example.com Published March 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 944013 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. at Hawks Cay Conference Center, Sea Turtle Room, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published March 12, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 946858 MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS & PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDING A workshop will take place at each of the DAC meetings listed below to inform interested parties on how to apply for Capital Project Funding. For more information contact the TDC Administrative office at (305) 296-1552. DAC I will meet on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort in Key West. DAC II will meet on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce in Big Pine Key. DAC III will meet on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. DAC IV will meet on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. DAC V will meet on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. All DAC 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 these proceedings, 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 "711". Published March 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 946944 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 2014537 PAVING BID OPENING -A p ril 18, 2014 p 11:00 AM, 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 15, 19, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 947272 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING/ PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014533 PROCUREMENT CARD SERVICES BID OPENING -April 23, 2014 2:00 P.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 PUBLIC MEETING April 30, 2014 9:00 A.M. MCSD Administrative 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 15, 19, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 947345 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2009-CA-002066-k DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-AR14, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR14 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING A GREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2006 Plaintiff, vs. DASHA RENEE RAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DASHA RAY; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY AND THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATION OF SMALL BUSINESS ADMINSTRATION; STATE OF FLORIDA AGENCY FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATION UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SERVICES BENEFIT PAYMENT CONTROL SECTION; MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY UNIT A ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY UNIT B; Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 15, 2014, and entered in Case No. 44-2009-CA002066-k, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-AR14, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR14 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2006 is Plaintiff and DASHA RENEE RAY; THE UNITED STATES OF A MERICA BY AND THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATION OF SMALL BUSINESS A DMINSTRATION; STATE OF FLORIDA AGENCY FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATION UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SERVICES BENEFIT PAYMENT CONTROL SECTION; MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, AT 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A .M., on the 17th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ON THE ISLAND OF KEY WEST AND IS KNOWN ON THE KEY WEST REALTY COMPANYS SUBDIVISION NO. ONE (1) OF TRACT 21 A ND SALT POND LOTS 1,2,3,4 AND 5 AS LOT 1 IN BLOCK 48, ACCORDING TO A DIAGRAM OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 43 OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECORDS. COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PATTERSON AVENUE A ND FIFTH STREETS AND RUNNING THENCE ALONG PATTERSON AVENUE IN A N EASTERLY DIRECTION FIFTY (50) FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET TO AN A LLEY; THENCE AT RIGHT A NGLES IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID A LLEY FIFTY (50) FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis p endens must file a claim with p 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of January, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN A s Clerk of said Court By Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com 09-28061 OCN Published March 15, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 947497 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: ITB 2014535 MARATHON HIGH/MANOR STORM WATER CONTROL NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING April 1, 2014, 9:00 AM Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Beach Rd., Marathon, FL 33050 BID OPENING -April 18, 2014 10:00 AM, 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 15, 19, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 PublicNoticeRequestforProposals(RFP) AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonisacceptingsealed qualificationsbasedproposalsfor MANGROVETRIMMINGSERVICES .SealedproposalsforperformingtheseservicesbereceivedbytheCityClerkandreadaloud:DueDate:Monday,March31,2014 Time:3:00p.m. Place:MarathonCityHall 9805OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 Apre-submittalmeetingwillbeheldonMarch24,2014at9:00amintheCityHall largeconferenceroom. ToobtainacopyoftheRFP,gotowww.demandstar.com .Proposerswhoobtaincopies ofthisRFPfromsourcesotherthanwww.Demandstar.com risknotreceivingAddenda, andaresolelyresponsibleforthoserisks. TheCityofMarathonreservestherighttoacceptorrejectanyorallRFPS,andto waiveanyorallinformalitiesintheprocurement.PublishedKeynoter3-15-14&3-19-14
Saturday, March 15, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 947685 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/26/2014 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. 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KM4CA104251306585 2005 HYOSUNG Published March 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 948812 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of All Lit Up Charters located at 130 Harborview Drive in the County of Monroe in the City of Tavernier, Florida 33070 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Catchalottafishcharters, LLC Published March 15, 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.firstname.lastname@example.org FOUND COCKATIEL BIRD at MM 90. Please call (305) 852-1475.LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? 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Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745KEYSCOTTAGEONUS1 AdorablepinkcottageonUS1 inthemedianKeyLargo, northboundhwyexposure. Varietyofpotentialusesfrom office,retail,artgallery,or coffeeshop.$1,email@example.comMARATHON 912 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. Excellent visibility & frontage on hwy. $1475/mnth + tax. (305) 900-0113. BUSINESS FOR SALE Habanero Burrito Shop in Islamorada. Call Dave for details @ (305) 481-4840.Experienced Bookkeeper Immediate F/T, in Big Pine. Proficient in Excell. Background check req. Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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Please call (305) 684-0033 License # B2000155 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) 731-0520 Marathon Garbage Service is seeking truck helpers. $9 per hour. Apply in person to 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon AVAILABLE NOW PT/FT will train Nurse/Medical Asst. Pruett Dermatology 2 locations Must be willing to Travel Excellent Coordination & Organization skills Eye for Detail Eager to learn Able to work as a team. Fax resume now to: (305) 664-8898. We will schedule interview. Housekeeper needed in Key Largo, Spanish ok, English not necessary, apply in person at Amoray Dive Resort, MM 104.5 bay sideHousekeepers Forsmall cottageresort,experienced needed,weekendsamust!call 305-664-4136 firstname.lastname@example.orgHOUSEKEEPING POSITION available for immedialte hire! 30-40 hrs/week guaranteed. Please apply in person 7050 O/SHighway, Marathon.KON TIKI RESORT is hiring a P/T Front Desk Agent. Exp. preferred. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at 81200 Overseas Hwy.Marathon, small family resort office looking for a manager. Must have strong sales & reservation background, customer relations skills, computer knowledge, staff scheduling & mgmt abilities. Must be able to work weekends. Call Allen 305-992-7908, email resume to: email@example.comRESORT HELP Immediate opening! Dock Hand / General Maint. Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707THE MOORINGS is seeking a friendly, self motivated, team player for a night security position, appearance counts. Please pick up an application @ 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada or fax resume to: (305) 664-4242. Phone (305) 664-4708 1 or 2 part time Tutors for a home schooled 8th grade boy. From now until May 1st of this year and from January 1st, 2015 May 1st, 2015. 4-10 hours per week flexible hours. Subjects are US/World History and Calculus. 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CARPENTER/CRAFTSMAN Busy GC looking for the right person w/knowledge of trim, finishes, etc. For custom work on remodels & new homes. F/T, steady work. Clean, sober, good communication skills, transportation & tools required. Send resume to P.O. Box 523237, Marathon Shores, 33052.19 8" PRO SPORT 2003 Beam 8" C.C., bimini top, swim platform, 115 HP Yam, 4 cyc, 370 hrs. Alum trailer. Top cond! Loaded! In water, ready to fish. $12,950. 716-307-38602004 PRO-LINE 27 SPORT Center console 2x225 Yamahas, hours under 500 original owner. Middle Keys. $45,000. Call 314-307-3038 23 MAKO 1989 225 Yamaha, 4 stroke. Aluminum trailer. In the water, ready to fish! $27,000 obo. 315-783-9740, Marathon 23 PROLINE CC w/ extras. 225 Yamaha (runs), trailer. Boat & motor 1993 models. As is $2500. Call Jake (305) 394-5319 27 Proline Sportsman CC 1997. Twin 2001 Mercury Optimax 250 HP O/Bs. Lift maintained. Showroom cond. $21,500. Call 305-289-4499. 28 Pacemaker fishing boat 1973. Replaced in 2006: gas engine 496, marine power. In 2009, new trans.,hull/bottom paint. $28,900. 305-407-0628 29 PHOENIX Twin 210 Cummins diesels-344 hours. Everything new, to many extras to list. $28,000 OBO. 305-522-2702 33 HYDRASPORT CC 2004, triple 225 Yahamas, loaded w/ options. Furuno 64 mi. radar / depth, auto pilot, many more! Orig. owner. $68,400. OBO (954) 275-8463 24 POCKET CRUISER 1979 American Mariner. Sound overall condition, needs some TLC. New standing & running rigging, new safety lines & deck hardware. 8 hp Merc. O/B, starts 1st time every time! VG 130% jib and fair main. $2483 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) 942-3055DOCK RENTAL 999 28th St Mrthn $10/ft, per mo.190 dp water dockage, just N. of 7 Mile Bridge. Elec at dock. Sorry no liveaboards. Call Peter 754-245-3261LIVE 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 4 POST CRADLE BOAT LIFT 14K 16K. Works great, ordered larger boat & lift. $1800 OBO. Can demo. on site. Call (954) 275-8463 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 BALLYHOO BUSINESS Ballyhoo license, 10 boxes, net, fork lift w/lifting boom, vacuum packer w/bags, blast freezer unit. 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Saturday, March 15, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Sea Tow Key Largo has opened two life-jacket loaner stands at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. Boaters can borrow them to replace missing or damaged life jackets or use them for extra guests aboard their boats. The life jackets are available in a variety of sizes. The stands were built by Mike Jenkins Jr. (center) as part of his Eagle Scout project. With him are Steve Powers (left), Sea Tow Key Largo, and Elena Muratori with Pennekamp.The first Florida Keys Community College students to earn industry certifications in hospitality and tourism management through the American Hotel and Lodging Association Education Institute has graduated from their program at Florida Keys Community College. At the ceremony are (back from left) Dr. Frank Wood, Robert Grossman, J.P. Doepkle, college President Jonathan Gueverra, Carol Dover, Lynne Hernandez and Steve Keup; and (front) Elizabeth Isaac, Chelsea Ruymann-Wells, Carla Tynes, and Rigel Valdes Marrero. Not pictured is Peter Romero.Photo by HOWIE SONNSCHEINCoral Shores High School sophomores Madison Campbell (left) and Jackie Haddad stand with Holocaust survivor Bela Deutsch during the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center Student Awareness Day at Barry University on March 6. Overall, 47 Coral Shores students attended. Each year, the Be the Change program and the Keys Jewish Community Center in Tavernier have arranged for Monroe County students to attend the student awareness day.Nicole Corbin, Hannah Hillyer and Sara Gonzales, fifth-graders from Stanley Switlik Elementary School, learn to knit in a class at the Iona Gallery next to St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. The free classes meet Wednesdays (adults at 1 p.m., students at 3:15). To find out more, contact Grace Bailey at 743-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.HOSPITALITY EXPERTS HOLOCAUST AWARENESS LOANER LIFE JACKETS YOUNG KNITTERS
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday, March 15, 2014 Andonlineat www.KeysInfoNet.com/UnwindFloridaKeysLifestyleMagazine Wanttomakeyour homemoreinteresting?LookforthenewissueofTheNextIssue:March14 March15 The conditions were easy to understand: Five to 10 knots and variable winds with temperature highs reaching close to 80 degrees throughout the Florida Keys. The request from the Iowa folks was not nearly as simple: Take my crew out and show them the most exotic fish you can find, an experience they will never forget. Capt. Seth Hopp and I agreed the area known as The Wall would be where this adventure would begin on the Reel Deal.The Wall is nearly 25 miles from the Cudjoe Gardens Marina at a heading of 190 degrees and starts around 900 feet deep before it plummets to 2,000 feet in a short distance. The eastbound Gulf Stream has chiseled away the limestone to such a degree that the sharp drop is striking when seen on a quality bottom machine.Normally there are current edges within a mile of the drop-off that can be lined with sargassum and debris. They hold bait and, in turn, cruising pelagics such as dolphin, wahoo, marlin, sailfish, tuna and sharks. We were more interested in what lie beneath well below the weeds. Deep-dropping is a term used for fishing in depths that are ridiculously deep for crazy-looking creatures that not many anglers have had the experience of catching.Seth had pre-rigged his swordfish bait with 30 feet of 150-pound monofilament, three deepwater clip-on lights and an eight-pound sash weight connected to a three-way swivel. He advised me to slowly move the boat into the minimal northeast-bound current until he reached bottom. At 1,800 feet, the sash weights descent stopped. Seth then pushed the electric reels automatic retrieve until the counter reached 1,700. The drift began.Ten minutes into the first drift, a bite was easy to see from the second station and easily seen by the Iowa crew. As angler Zach engaged the electric reel, everyone was shocked at how quickly the action started. The rule was established that after a hookup, everyone would take a turn on the reel manually until the fish was either lost or landed. To see Iowa farm boys in the blue water reeling against an unidentified deepwater beast is something to behold, especially if the fish is lost. And 30 minutes into the battle, that was the result, so it was time to up the odds in our favor. These guys needed to see some results.Seth re-rigged the deep-drop rod by tying an 80-pound monofilament two-drop chicken rig with large 9/0 circle hooks and what looked like half a small bonito on each drop. His attitude at that point was go big or go home.As the bait traveled quickly to a depth of 1,200 feet, we discussed the swordfish failure at length to our crew, explaining the risks that can cause hooks to pull or rigs to be lost and how switching the rig would change the targeted species. It wasnt long before the familiar taps and then the obvious bend on the rod signaled the bite. The switch was engaged. As the deep-drop reel finished gathering all of the braided line, Zach reeled in the final 30 feet, exposing a strange and large creature known as a barrelfish. A deepwater, slimy, dark-colored permit is the best way to describe its features. The dropped jaws in the cockpit were priceless and confirmation we were on the right track. On to another drift. The large circle hooks were re-baited and the rig was quickly back in 1,200 feet when the second bottom dweller announced its arrival by a series of detectable taps followed by a deep bow in the rod. Engaging the power-assist portion of an electric reel due to a bite is one source of exhilaration; the other is when the hooked fish pulls some drag, stopping the retrieval. This was exactly what this fish was doing. Seth and I said in unison, Golden tilefish! We guessed correctly, as the gold colors became clearly visible. This one was good-sized. Golden tilefish are beautiful and ugly at the same time perfect for adding an exclamation to a trip geared toward catching exotic Florida Keys fish. The crew was well beyond pleased with the rest of the deepdropping results throughout the day, especially at the dinner table. Deep-water fish are top quality in taste. Always check regulations and quotas when targeting deep-water species. They change often due to recreational and commercial quotas being met. Deep-dropping adds an exciting spin to an already amazing fishery here in the Florida Keys. Give it a shot next time youre on the water. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Deep-dropping at The Wall is like no other fishingMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact:Always check regulations and quotas when targeting deep-water species. They change often due to recreational and commercial quotas being met.How low can you go? Angler Zach (above) from Iowa shows a large barrelfish he landed on the deep-drop trip. Capt. Marlin Scott displays the golden tile fish aboard the Reel Time.