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As quickly as a Monroe County Circuit Court judge ruled that military housing cant be taxed and that the Monroe County Property Appraisers Office must return money to a big land owner, the appraiser said his office will appeal. We disagree with the ruling and we are going to appeal to the Third District Court of Appeal, county appraiser Scott Russell said Tuesday. Judge David Audlin ruled Monday that Southeast Housing LLC, which had managed U.S. Navy housing in the Keys, was exempt from property taxes on the military homes, which it has since sold. Russells predecessor, Karl Borglum, took away years of exemptions for Southeast Housing in 2011 and filed liens seeking back taxes, penalties and interest for the 895 units, spread across Sigsbee Park, Trumbo Annex, Truman Annex, Peary Court and the Branch Medical Clinic on South Roosevelt Boulevard.Monday, Audlin ruled that the property appraisers removal of exemptions for Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 27 25 CENTS Plane hits the waterA six-passenger plane that went down in Keys waters Saturday was the second Keys plane crash in two weeks. Story, 2A 2nd try for Knights KeyThe Knights Key RV Resort & Marina in Marathon is once again in line for major redevelopment with a pending sale. Story, 6A KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. beautiful. HIGH-TECH FOR TURTLESPhoto courtesy TURTLE HOSPITALThe Turtle Hospital in Marathon has a new digital high-resolution X-ray system from Vet Rocket. Techs from that company installed it last week and trained the staff how to use it. The high quality of images taken with the new system improves our ability to diagnose and rehabilitate threatened and endangered sea turtles, says hospital Manager Bette Zirkelbach. IN THE COURTSPhoto by KENNE J. TUCKERAaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones stand in the Key West office of the Monroe County Clerks Office Tuesday morning, where they were denied a marriage license. Ron Saunders (right) explains why they cant get a license.Couple sues over gay-marriage banAaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones have been a couple since 2003 and want to mark their anniversary in June by getting married.But a voter-approved state constitutional amendment pushed by the Republicancontrolled Legislature in 2008 allows only the legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife.Tuesday, Huntsman and Jones sued Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin in her capacity as clerk, challenging Amendment 2. Their lawyer, Bernadette Restivo, filed the lawsuit the same morning as Huntsman and Jones applied for a marriage license at the County Clerks Office in Key West because, as expected, clerk staff denied the application, saying they had no choice. Until it changes or is found unconstitutional, it is the law, said Ron Saunders, general counsel at the clerks office. No clerk in the state can do anything until a judge rules otherwise or the law changes. Under state law, samesex couples are not recognized as couples, even through civil unions. Restivo argues Floridas same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. She wrote in her filing that Floridas categorical exclusion of all same-sex couples from marriage denies gay couples the fundamental rights, dignities and equalities guaranteed to all persons by the United States Constitution. She cited in her filing several legal arguments in successful challenges to bans on gay marriage in courts nationwide. Seventeen states allow gay marriage six states because of court decisions, eight through legislative decree and three by ballot initiatives, according to www.ProCon.org.Six same-sex couples sued the state in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in January arguing Floridas ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitutions guarantees to equal protection and due process.Huntsman and Jones met while Huntsman was doing promotional appearances as Mr. Pride 2003 at the Bourbon Street Pub on Duval Street, where Jones was a bar back. Huntsman used to bartend at the pub and asked his former coworkers, Who is that? That was our first introduction, Huntsman said. We spent the next three days together and, withinHuntsman and Jones denied license, attorney files against county clerkBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comStolen-guns case ends in brief standoffA case of stolen weapons, a burning pickup truck and the suicide of a pregnant woman led to a brief but tense standoff in south Miami-Dade County last week.In the end, three Upper Keys men were arrested on charges ranging from grand theft to cocaine possession.Mathew Berry, 23, and David Pothier, 25, are accused of burglarizing two homes one in Key Largo, one in Tavernier and taking a total of four guns, a pickup truck and a laptop computer. David Lee Gilliland, 26, is accused of fleeing from police and also faces a drug possession charge.Heres what Monroe County Sheriffs Office detectives say happened, according to their reports: The morning of March 26, a Key Largo resident reported that his 2006 Ford F-150 pickup was missing from his driveway and an AR-15 assault rifle, a Glock handgun and a pellet gun were missing from inside his Meridian Avenue home. Turns out the pickup truck was found the day before on fire in Florida City. Sheriffs Office detectives Ian Barnett and Robert Dosh found out Berry may be involved. Berry knew the victim and discovered by texting him that he would not be at home on March 25. On March 27, another man reported to police that his shotgun and laptop were stolen from his house on Azalea Street in Tavernier. That man told Barnett and Dosh that Berry and Pothier visited him the night of March 25 asking if he wanted to buy an AR-15, a Glock and a pellet gun. The man declined and discovered the next day that his house was burglarized.The detectives already knew Berry, who has a substantial criminal record, ranging from grand theft to underage drinking. During their investigation, they spoke with Berry over the phone but he declined to meet with them.Barnett and Dosh reported that Berry was upset and excessively using drugs and alcohol to deal with the pain of the loss of his pregnant girlfriend, who recently killed herself in Homestead. Concerned about Berry, the detectives issued an alert to be on the lookout for his vehicle. The alert also warned that Berry was possibly armed, depressed and under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In the meantime, Barnett and Dosh were also in contact with Berrys father and brother. Homestead police found Berrys Chevy 2500 pickup truck at 10 a.m. March 27 in front of a house in that city.Three arrested, AR-15 and Glock are recoveredBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comUPPER KEYSJudge: Military homes exemptAudlin orders property appaiser to return tax fundsMILITARYKeynoter StaffBeloved priest about to retireOne of the Keys most beloved clergymen is calling it quits this summer after 26 years at St. Peter Catholic Church on Big Pine Key.An official date has yet to be set, but Father Thomas Tony Mullane said Tuesday that he expects to serve his last Mass in the Keys some time in June. I requested to retire on my birthday, which is April 15. [Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski] gave me his blessing but he wants me to stay on until the end of June when he can find a replacement, he said. To honor Mullanes time in the Keys, his parishioners are planning a roast and toast Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church, mile marker 31.3 oceanside.Mullane is revered on Big Pine for his quirky personality and charitable efforts. Theres even a Father Tony Way street named after him on Big Pine.When Tony shined theMullanes served at St. Peter for 26 yearsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBIG PINE KEY MULLANE See Balfour, 2ASee Mullane, 2ASee Lawsuit, 2ASee Guns, 2A
the subject properties for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 was not valid, and that denial of exemptions for 2012 and 2013 was incorrect.He ordered the Property Appraisers Office to pay Southeast Housing $1.7 million, plus 15 percent interest, money that Southeast Housing paid toward the liens, back taxes and penalties.Its important to the military because it would destroy a lot of incentives to build nice property for the military, said Key West attorney David Paul Horan, who represented Southeast Housing, a division of Balfour Beatty.Southeast is 90 percent owned by the Navy. Balfour Beatty owns 10 percent, Horan said. If it was all owned by the Navy, [military members] couldnt get their base housing allowance. So that housing allowance paid to them goes into Southeast Housing. Southeast Housing can then mortgage that cash flow and provide nice housing. Russell said White Street Partners, which bought the Peary Court housing from Southeastern for a reported $35 million, will not get the exemption because the land is now fully in private hands. one week, we knew it. They say love at first glance, well, this was more than that. Weve been together ever since. Huntsman liked Jones so much, in fact, that he asked his old bosses to hire him back, which they did.Huntsman, 43, and Jones, 42, now work together as bartenders at the 801 on Duval. I trained him as a bartender, and now he is my manager, Huntsman said laughing.This week is not the first time the couple tried to get married. As the months went by during the first year of their relationship, Huntsman knew it was getting serious. He told Jones, If we could make it one year, I would take him to Las Vegas and get married on the Strip. Staff at the first chapel Huntsman and Jones went to told the couple they do not take alternative lifestyle weddings. They were very rude, Huntsman said. After retreating to a coffee shop, they found an ad for Cupids Wedding Chapel on Las Vegas Boulevard, which gladly performed a civil commitment ceremony. The event was streamed live over the Internet and watched by the couples friends at several nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale.But Huntsman and Jones have no plans to leave Key West, and they want their relationship to be recognized by law in Florida.If its going to happen, it has to happen in Key West, Huntsman said. Change happens in Monroe County, and nobodys ever tried this here yet. most was after Hurricane Georges [in September 1998]. He pretty much made the church the clearinghouse where people were able to come get clothes if they needed them or anything else, said Steve Miller, president of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and a Big Pine resident.Mullane said his 26 years on Big Pine are the longest hes spent in any place in his life. Hell turn 70 on April 15.I spent the first 24 years of my life in Ireland and I came over here as a greenhorn and went into culture shock, he said. Ive lived in the mangroves on Big Pine Key for 26 years and its been the best 26 years of my life, just living and communing with nature every day. Mullane spent time in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach before moving to Key West in 1977 oversee a parish there for 10 years. After a roughly 18-month sabbatical that took him to Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Alaska, he returned to the Keys in 1988. The archbishop at the time wrote to me and said he wanted me to come back. I said find a parish for me in the Keys, Mullane said. Ive been there ever since. Love is where you find it. An avid golfer and traveler, Mullane said he plans to do plenty of both upon retirement. He was traveling this week in the Fort Myers area in search of a new condo. Right now Im just going to take time off and see where I go, Mullane said. Ill be doing a little traveling to China or Japan or see the Dalai Lama or something. Who knows? You have to stop doing one thing to begin another, he added. Cocktail hour at Sundays roast begins at 5 p.m. and the roast starts at 7. For information and tickets, call St. Peter Catholic Church at 872-2537.Priest plans lots of travelFrom Mullane, 1AChange happens in the KeysFrom Lawsuit, 1A KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8573 THURS.8675 FRI.8776 SAT.8675 Forecast: Expect mostly sunny skies through the weekend.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.The 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. 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After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to incorrect information provided to the newspaper, a story in the March 22 edition about Geoffrey Bailey running for the Monroe County Mosquito Control Board contained erroneous information. Mosquito Control Commissioner Jack Bridges says he did not advise Key Largo resident Geoffrey to run for Mosquito Control Board.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSCops want help locating thievesThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office is reaching out to the public for help identifying two people who stole fishing equipment and a small boat motor from three homes in Layton sometime between the night of March 21 and the morning of March 22.Deputy Becky Herrin says the victims live on Sands Lane, Primrose Lane and Buttonwood Lane. Detective Nick Whiteman believes two suspects stole fishing rods and reels from the homes on Primrose Lane and Sands Lane, and a 9.9 horse power Mercury engine was stolen from a small dinghy at the Buttonwood Lane address during the same time frame. The home on Primrose Lane was equipped with a surveillance camera and photos of the suspects were captured by the camera. They show the men looking inside a cooler on the property and then stealing rods and reels. To see photos, go to www.keysso.net. Anyone who recognizes the men depicted in them should contact Whiteman at 289-2430. Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Tipsters can remain anonymous. The hotline is (800) 346-TIPS. HAGER Vance Kent Hager, 56, of Marathon passed away Monday, March 24th at his home. Vance presently was employed at Andy & Daves Garage. In past employment Vance was a Florida Keys Fisherman. Vance was a loving son and brother, and a beloved friend to so many! He never met a stranger. Vance was preceded in death by his father, Loren Hager; mother, Marion Hager; and brother, Tab Hager of Marathon, Fl. He is survived by his sister, Lorie Hager Penley; nephew Jason Penley, niece Melissa Penley Fuller and great nephew Wyatt Fuller of North Carolina. A Celebration of Life will take place Thursday, April 3rd at The Stuffed Pig from 6:00-9:00 PM Obituaries & Memorials Upper Keys: (305) 852-3216Marathon Key West: (305) 743-5551 Judge: Return moneyFrom Balfour, 1A Believing he was heavily armed and unstable, Miami-Dade Police surrounded the house. Barnett, Dosh and Keys Detective Sgt. Mark Coleman were also there. Dosh got in contact with Berry by phone. After saying he did not know what he was going to do, Berry surrendered, unarmed, at noon. Detectives were told Gilliland had the guns in the trunk of his car. Deputies and detectives followed Gillilands white Mustang. Around 2:30 March 27, Gilliland recognized the tail and made a quick U-turn at mile marker 89. Gilliland lost control of his car after fleeing for less than a mile. He jumped out and ran away but deputies caught him.But the guns were not in the trunk; they were at Pothiers house. He is facing charges of being a principle to armed burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was released on bond Saturday. Berry is in the MiamiDade County jail on charges of armed burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property; there is no bond. Gilliland faces charges of felony fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended drivers license and cocaine possession. He was released Friday on $45,000 bond.Men face lots of chargesFrom Guns, 1AMIDDLE KEYS This 1964 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane crashed 1.5 miles north of Vaca Cut Saturday evening as pilot James Tharp was preparing to land at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.Photo courtesy U.S. COAST GUARDPlane ditches in Middle Keys waterA good Samaritan rescued two passengers aboard a 1964 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane that crashed around 8 p.m. Saturday off Marathon.According to U.S. Coast Guard Key West Ensign Peter Bermont, the six-seat, single-engine plane crashed around 1.5 miles north of Vaca Cut as the pilot prepared to land at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Station Marathon launched a response boat to assist and when they got on scene, both of the passengers on the aircraft were recovered by a good Samaritan in another boat, he said. They were transferred to the Coast Guard response boat with no medical concerns. Amazingly, they both walked away unscathed, Bermont added. The plane is registered to Frankfort, Ill., resident James Tharp, who Marathon Airport Manager Don DeGraw said was piloting it when it crashed. He had a female passenger.Monday, the plane remained in the water. Bermont said the Coast Guard would monitor it for pollution until its salvaged. There hasnt been a salvage response at this time, he said.It was the third plane crash since February in which an aircraft was trying to land at or had flown out of the Middle Keys airport. On March 17, a singleengine 1979 Cessna 210N crashed on the Marathon runway after its rear landing gear collapsed while touching down. Neither pilot David Hill nor his passenger daughter were injured. In February, a man who rented a plane to fly to the Keys crashed his plane off Palm Beach County waters and is presumed dead.Andrei Postelnicu, from the United Kingdom, had rented the Piper PA-28 Cherokee single-engine aircraft at Vero Beach Municipal Airport. He had flown to Marathon and was returning to Vero Beach when he went down. Some of his personal belongings and his ID were found on a Stuart beach.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comLittle oversight for rentalsProperty owners represented by the late Morgan Hills Florida Keys Rentals business are beginning to the feel effects of what appears to be a large amount of missing money discovered after death March 19.Pennsylvania resident Jerry Gilbert bought a house in Marathon two years ago and has listed it for weekly vacation rentals through Florida Keys Rentals since. He asked that the amount he potentially lost and location of the property not be revealed.I know what Im out based on the fact that we were able to get a list of the booked clients from the workers at Exit Realty, Hills other business, he said. They had a list of what those people paid and their phone numbers. Thats how were estimating what were out. There were probably three rentals paid in full already, but we have 10 or 11 that security deposits were paid, he added. Gilbert is one of as many as 200 Florida Keys Rentals clients told in a March 28 letter from interim broker Jorg Gobel that an estimated $300,000 in money due property owners and agents was unaccounted for once he conducted bookkeeping checks on the business.Gobel offered his brokers license to help agents transition out of Hills Exit Realty franchises in Marathon and on Big Pine Key. He is a former executive director and IT consultant for the company who works out of Broward County.Gobel informed property owners that Hill and her longtime life and business partner, Paula Nardone, used money from rental business escrow accounts to finance their business endeavors and personal lives. Gilbert said he plans to honor the rentals despite the fact hes likely to never recover the money. The much larger issue is lack of state oversight of vacation rental companies that allowed such apparent problems to occur.These vacation rental companies are not regulated by the Florida Real Estate Commission. They are separate companies and thats the way its handled. Theres not the audits, discipline and client recovery funds there would be for real estate companies, attorney Tom Wright, who represents Gilbert, said. However, Wright, who since 1982 has represented the Middle and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, called the Florida Keys Rental situation a unique issue.Realtors, when they own these companies, are generally doing a good job, which is why these allegations are so shocking, he said. Coco Plum Vacation Rentals owner Kelly Willey has been in the real estate business in Marathon for 10 years and began managing vacation rentals in 2009. She said shes taken steps above and beyond whats required by law to ensure the safety of her clients money.When I first started in the rental business, I wanted to put some practices in place that would make it very difficult for one person to steal from a trust fund, Willey said.Willey hired independent California-based bookkeeper SDI Solutions to look at the accounts and do the actual reconciliation every month that occurs.Its important to me that people trust our industry and have confidence to do business with my company, Willey said.Willey said she also recommends customers pay with a credit card instead of a personal check so they have an opportunity to dispute the charge.In addition, Willey has added language to her agreement with SDI Solutions that the company is to notify the Monroe County State Attorneys Office if money is discovered missing from any account.Vacation rentals are regulated by the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation but it doesnt appear as if safeguards like the ones instituted by Willey are anywhere near being required.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comREAL ESTATE
A study newly published in a marine-science journal says a 2007 survey estimated about 85,000 lost lobster or crab traps could lie in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters. Lost traps may ... continue to catch and confine, often referred to as ghost fishing, both target species and bycatch, says the study published in the March edition of the journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries.For the study, sanctuary staff performed 151 surveys by towing a diver along a transect line, in all covering about 300 acres of marine bottom.When the random surveys had been completed, it was apparent that a disproportionate amount of trap debris had been encountered on coral reefs, even though reefs covered less area than other habitats in the sample domain and in the sanctuary overall, according to the study. Derelict spiny lobster traps may move hundreds of meters during high wind events, resulting in tissue abrasion, breakage and often complete removal of critical seagrass, sponge and coral habitat, lead author Amy Uhrin of the federal Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research wrote in a summary.Tom Matthews of the state Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Marathon and Cynthia Lewis of the Keys Marine Laboratory in Layton were co-authors. The report estimates that 1 million pieces of marine debris wood, concrete and plastic from traps may lie on the sanctuary bottom.Theres no question that ghost traps are out there but those are awfully big numbers, said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association.Kelly said a 2007 survey likely counted traps lost during the exceptionally busy hurricane seasons of 2005 and 2006.Hurricane Wilma in 2005 resulted in one of the strongest storm surges experienced in the Florida Keys in more than 40 years, Kelly said. Tens of thousands of spiny lobster and stone crab traps were displaced, lost or destroyed as a result of that storm.Commercial fishermen recovered enormous amounts of debris after the storm, he said. A standard wood trap has a life expectancy of about a year, he said. The worms eat the wood, and the concrete [base] turns to rubble. 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LADIES APPAREL Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Center of Key West 3414 Duck Ave Key West, FL 33040BONE DENSITY Bone Density$120.00X-RAYS X-Rays $75.00MRI SCANS W/O Contrast$500.00 With Contrast$575.00 With & W/O Contrast$695.00MRA MRA Head $500.00 MRA $700.00 MRI BI Breast$1,000.00CT SCANS ABD/PELVIS W/O Contrast$350.00 With Contrast$450.00 With & W/O Contrast$475.00CTA Routine CTA$750.00 Non Inv Coronary$500.00 CT Urography$600.00 CT Chest, Abd/Pelvis & Bilateral Legs$600.00ULTRASOUNDS Ultrasounds starting at$120.00OTHER SCANS Virtual $550.00OTHER CT SCANS W/O Contrast$325.00 With Contrast$425.00 With & W/O Contrast$450.00 Call to schedule an apponitment (305) 295-9771Prices listed are self-pay for locals without insurance All major insurance accepted D Bridge likely to be named for EysterFlorida lawmakers likely will soon designate the span over Indian Key Channel in the Upper Keys as the Indian Key Irving R. Eyster Bridge. Florida House Bill 7149, sponsored by Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo), includes the Eyster honor among 51 legislative designations for specific streets, roads or bridges. Irving Eyster was a much beloved Islamorada resident, widely known for his work to preserve Indian Key and Florida Keys artifacts and to enhance the lives of residents by sharing his knowledge and passion for Florida Keys history, says a Feb. 21 nomination letter signed by Islamorada Mayor Ted Blackburn with the support of the Islamorada Village Council. Eyster, 95, died Feb. 6. He spent seven decades researching the history of Indian Key and working to preserve historic sites.The state Houses Trans portation and Economic Develop ment Appropria tions Subcommittee endorsed Rascheins bill unanimously Tuesday, with approval by the full House and Senate expected before the annual legislative session ends May 2. Then it would go to Gov. Rick Scott for signing.If approved, the state Department of Transporta tion would be authorized to erect signs commemorating the Indian Key Irving R. Eyster Bridge. Legislative designations serve as honorary or memorial recognitions that dont formally change a street or bridges name. The bridge over Indian Key Channel at mile marker 78 technically is known as Channel Bridge No. 900095. The nearby Whale Harbor Channel Bridge was designated the Whale Harbor Joe Roth Jr. Bridge in 2012. Roth, who had owned Holiday Isle Resort, was honored for his work helping to build Keys tourism. Included in HB 7149 is designating the 18-Mile Stretch of U.S. 1 between Florida City and Key Largo as the Purple Heart Trail to honor soldiers wounded while serving.The span near Indian Key would honor historianSTATE LEGISLATUREBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Tougher lobster law moves forwardLaws against the illegal harvest of lobster would be toughened under a bill making its way through the Florida Legislature. House Bill 47, filed by primary sponsor Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo), upgrades possible penalties for repeat offenders of state laws on spiny lobster and for taking out-of-season lobster. The lobster law may go to a vote by the full House next week.The bill has gone through all the [House] committees and no has spoken out against it, said Erin Muir, Rascheins legislative aide.The bill is strongly supported by Florida Keys commercial fishermen and the Monroe County State Attorneys Office.Weve got to change the law to address some of the ongoing problems, said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association. This is an industry-driven effort.The two most significant provisions for fishermen, Kelly said, are making possession of an out-of-season lobster and possessing a wrung lobster tail on the water more serious crimes. Both would be upgraded to major conservation violations for even first offenses.Lobster violations are now generally treated as seconddegree misdemeanors punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Violations considered major include higher fines for each lobster.Under the proposed revised law, possession of any out-of-season lobster or wrung tails, or violations involving more than 25 lobster, would be considered a first-degree misdemeanor. A first-degree misdemeanor can result in a 12-month jail sentence and $1,000 fine. Loss of recreational or commercial fishing licenses also could result. Almost all lobster harvesters must land their lobster in whole condition. Separating the tail from the carapace, leaving a wrung tail, is illegal before the catch reaches shore. Possessing wrung tails on the water is one of the violations most commonly associated with trap-robbing, Kelly said Monday. Once the violator has robbed a trap, hes already committed a crime so he doesnt care much about another charge. Separating the tails at sea makes the illicit lobster easier to hide and store, he said. Only a very few commercial boats hold a special federal permit allowing storage of wrung tails on board. Increasing possible penalties for out-of-season lobster targets people who dive to catch lobster from casitas manmade objects illegally placed on the sea floor to attract lobster.Some of the most egregious spiny-lobster cases from Monroe County involve lobster taken off casitas during the closed season, Kelly said.Larger fines, more jail time would resultSTATE LEGISLATUREBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgReport: Ghost traps fill marine bottomThere could be 85,00 of them in the sanctuaryNATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Thousands of lobster traps were lost during the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005. A new Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary report says the Keys could have up to 85,000 ghost traps lying on the marine bottom.
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALGun law needs major tweakingLETTERS TO THE EDITORLocal radios essentialIn 2008, I was working for Clear Channel Radio as the market manager for the Florida Keys. That meant that I was where the buck stopped when it came to the operations of WFKZ, WAIL, WCTH and WEOW. It was a great job for about a year. Then Clear Channel told me the Keys would start airing The Paul and Young Ron Show show Keyswide in June. I made the point that the Keys were different and syndicated programs were never successful down here. The audience wanted live and local radio. They deserved it. They said Paul and Young Ron were regulars in the Keys and everyone loved them down here. I told them that in a small market, the male and female anatomy were not really what we talked about on the radio, ever. They said itll be a huge hit and to just make it happen. With genuine regret, in June 2009, our morning drive went in the toilet, literally and figuratively. In the five years the The Paul and Young Ron Show fouled the air waves of 103.1-FM and 99.5-FM Keys parents lost the ability to listen to the radio while taking their kids to school in the morning. Keys businesses lost the ability to have a local voice on the air broadcasting local information all things the Federal Communications Commission requires of its licensees. Clear Channel lost in excess of $ 1.4 million in revenue from businesses that would no longer support an arrogant, juvenile excuse for programming. And just as important, 14 people lost their jobs in the Keys. They said it was because revenue was down and they had to cut back. Thank God, Buddha, Brahma, Vishnu or whoever you hang with that small-market, local radio operators are getting back in to the game. We are fortunate that one such businessman has made the leap of faith and decided the Keys are worth the effort it takes to have real local radio in the community. Im sorry that I failed to keep the barbarians from the gate, but folks, your stations are live and local again, and to quote the rat pack, the best is yet to come. And so it goes. Mark Mills Key LargoCelebrate volunteersCelebrate Service is the theme of this years National Volunteer Week (April 6 to 12). I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the 156 members of the Mariners Hospital Auxiliary for the extraordinary volunteer services they provide to the hospital.Throughout the hospital, there are auxiliary members willingly giving of their time, comfort and smiles while meeting the needs of Mariners patients, patients families and hospital staff.They guide patients to their next medical test. They file documents in various departments, and they run the gift shop. They assist at the community health fair, greet people in the Tassell Building and support Emergency Department staff. They answer the hospital telephone and deliver packages and supplies throughout the hospital. They help wherever needed.Serving others is a special gift. The Mariners Hospital Auxiliary members gifted us with more than 14,000 hours of service during 2013 and 4,000 hours in the first three months of this year.On behalf of Mariners Hospital, I would like to thank the auxiliary for the priceless gift of themselves. They are a remarkable group of people. Rick Freeburg, CEO Mariners Hospital TavernierPutos natural choiceFor the life of me, I dont understand why the Marathon City Council has to look outside the city to find another chunk of coal when we already have a true diamond ready, willing and able to do the job, and do it well: Mr. Mike Puto. Why go through all of the trouble and expense to search for a city manager when we already have a man who truly knows the city, its history, its citizenry and how to get the job done in a calm and professional manner?Somebody mentioned that one of his drawbacks is that he doesnt possess computer skills. Well, neither did Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Jesus, George Washington, FDR, Mahatma Gandhi, most of the popes, Eisenhower, Churchill, Flagler and a host of other greats and notables in history.It seems to me like they all got along pretty well with just pen and paper, and maybe an old Royal typewriter. Here we have right beneath our noses a man whose heart and soul are truly with the city of Marathon, and its time to realize that along with a great City Council, a very efficient city staff and the backing of a great percentage of our residents, Mike Puto (Mr. Marathon) would be and should be our next full-time city manager. Dave Scott MarathonStory was unfairRe: The story about money apparently missing from the Florida Keys Rentals vacation rental company: I just read your paper and cannot believe you would print such a scurrilous and serious accusation against an outstanding citizen of this community as fact before there has even been a service for this poor woman.Did you even have an ounce of proof from an unbiased accountant or forensic certified public accountant? Did you even take into account just what position the accuser had at Exit Realty? Did it occur to you that he might be the one person besides Ms. Hill that had the ability to access escrow and/or other accounts? Or did you want a juicy story no matter whose reputation was hurt by it?I sincerely hope the Keynoter will issue an apology to Morgan Hills friends, who were her family. You hurt us all by rushing to judgment without any chance to defend her or investigate the truth, whatever it turns out to be. Jan Burch MarathonAdvocates are tirelessSeveral years ago, I was the victim of stalking. Soon, I was unable to function and never wanted to leave my house. My life was a mess. I was introduced to victim advocate Debbie Shepherd at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Debbie immediately took charge and helped me get back on my feet. When I called her, she returned my calls immediately. She stood by my side for every court appearance. She kept assuring me that I could and would recover from this. She never, ever let me down while supporting me all these years. She suggested I get counseling and hooked me up with Michael Holler in Tavernier. Mr. Holler saved my life. He guided me through the darkness in my life. He helped me regain my strength. I am alive and doing great because of him. I dont know where I would be without the help of these two people. This community is fortunate to have two people who love their profession and truly do care about the citizens in our community. Dawn Ogden Key LargoSenate change to Stand Your Ground makes more sense, is more measured than bill put forth by the HouseWhether Floridas Stand Your Ground law is malevolent, misguided or merely misunderstood, it needs repair. Fortunately, legislation that would clarify the law is gaining ground in the state Senate. House leaders should get on board with this much-needed update rather than trying to expand the law and insert a public records purge into it. The new bill (CS/SB 130) gained unanimous support last week from the Senates Criminal Justice Committee. The measure would not repeal the controversial law; it would adjust it to address some of the unintended consequences that have emerged since its passage nearly a decade ago. The law expanded the circumstances under which the use of lethal force is justified in selfdefense. It removed the duty to retreat in situations when someone feels threatened. The law gained national attention after the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted of fatally shooting Martin, even though Zimmerman had been following the unarmed Martin before their confrontation. In response to the case, Gov. Rick Scott convened a task force that recommended some changes to the law to clarify its administration. The Legislature at first did little with the recommendations. But more deaths and more doubts emerged. The Senate bill would do much of what the task force recommended. Particularly important is a provision clarifying that law enforcement is empowered to thoroughly investigate a death despite a Stand Your Ground defense. Yet the House instead is seeking to extend Stand Your Ground immunity to people who fire a warning shot or threaten to use other deadly force in cases of self-defense. Given that a repeal of the law is highly unlikely, its time to at least fix some of its flaws. The Senate legislation is a step in the right direction. Gainesville Sun Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. The auxiliary at Mariners Hospital volunteered more than 14,000 hours in 2013. State ends another voter purgeIn an election-year turnaround, Gov. Rick Scotts administration is dropping a problematic voter purge aimed at keeping non-U.S. citizens from casting ballots. In the fall, Secretary of State Ken Detzner held five forums with supervisors of elections and the public seeking input on what he called Project Integrity, a revamped process in which voter registration records were to be matched with a federal database to ensure that prospective voters were eligible to participate in elections. But Thursday, Detzner sent supervisors a memo saying he is scrapping the scrub. Detzner blamed changes to the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Eligibility, or SAVE, database, for his decision. In early February, we received notice that the Department of Homeland Securitys SAVE program would be undergoing a multi-phase redesign. On Feb. 23, Phase One was officially launched and included, at a minimum, a revised screen design, new fields and features, Detzner wrote to the supervisors. These changes will enhance and improve the credibility and reliability of the potential ineligible matches, but DHS anticipates Phase Two will not be complete until 2015. For these reasons, with your input, I have decided to postpone implementing Project Integrity until the Federal SAVE Program Phase Two is completed, he wrote in a memo issued after a conference call with the supervisors. Many supervisors the only officials who have the authority to remove voters from the rolls were wary of the new process despite assurances from Detzner that it would include documentation that targeted voters who were ineligible to vote. I politely informed the secretary that Florida could not afford to repeat what happened in 2012, Pasco County elections supervisor Brian Corley told the News Service of Florida after Thursdays call with Detzner. If there were concerns about it being done right and the timing of it, then I was all for delaying for that reason. The 2012 voter purge, which Corley called an embarrassment, was the brainchild of Scott, who is running for re-election this fall. But supervisors abandoned the 2012 effort after discovering that the lists of voters flagged by Detzners office as potential non-citizens were riddled with errors. Of the 2,600 targeted voters, 85 were found to be ineligible to vote and dropped from the rolls. After the U.S. Department of Justice sued Scott over the purge, Scott took the Obama administration to court to get access to the database. A deal between the state and the Department of Homeland Security was struck last year. Critics of the purge accused Scott of trying to prevent minorities in Florida a critical swing state from voting in the 2012 presidential election because many of the voters on the list had Hispanicsounding last names. Hispanics are considered a crucial voting bloc in the upcoming governors race.Detzner blames database flaws for problemsFLORIDA ELECTIONSOnline voting dead for nowFlorida voters hoping to register online will have to wait another year after the sponsor of a Senate bill that would have allowed Internet sign-ups essentially dropped the measure Monday.With two prominent Republicans saying they would vote against the bill, and the possibility that the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee would defeat it, Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) asked for the proposal to be shelved.The chances that the measure (SB 784) would become law were already incredibly small. The House has not taken up any major elections legislation this session, leaving a wider Senate bill that included online voter registration (SB 1660) stalled. And a companion bill to Clemens measure has gone nowhere in the House.But passing the proposal through at least one committee would have opened up the possibility for it to be added to another bill as an amendment.Critics of the measure said the bill was premature, given that the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections expects to develop recommendations about online registration for the Legislature and the secretary of states office by the end of the year. Clemens proposal would not call for online voter registration to begin until July 2015.With 19 other states already doing this, were really behind the ball, Clemens said. Id hoped that this wouldnt become a partisan issue, because I dont see it as partisan. I think Republicans use the Internet just as much as Democrats do.By BRANDON LARRABEENews Service of FloridaBy DARA KAMNews Service of FloridaSTATE LEGISLATURE The law gained national attention after the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted of fatally shooting Martin, even though Zimmerman had been following the unarmed Martin before their confrontation.
*Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 5701 Overseas Highway Units 14 & 15 DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTIONon Professional Office in MarathonDouble adjoining office condo in the First Professional Center has just been reduced $50,000. This is the premiere office center in Marathon. Now is the time to upgrade or expand your office to this centrally located area near Publix and Winn Dixie and McDonalds. If you are new to town give me a call and I'll show you around. If you would like to see the office you can reach me at 305-793-5253. BILL WILKINS 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050LITERACY VOLUNTEERS1400 UNITED ST. #109, KEY WEST305-294-4352 TAX DONATION LETTERS PROVIDED. www.lva-monroe.orgDONATE ONLINE Business Keys InfoNet.comJobless rate holds steadyFloridas jobless rate held steady at 6.2 percent in February, as Gov. Rick Scott and his administration touted the creation of 32,100 privatesector jobs during the month.And as is reported almost every month, Monroe County (the Keys) had the lowest unemployment rate of all of the states 67 counties at 3.8 percent, same as in January. The Keys have a lot of public-sector workers, including the military.Hendry County (the Belle Glade area), impacted by long-term cuts in state government jobs, continued to display the highest jobless mark, inching down from 9.8 percent in January to 9.7 percent.The states unemployment rate remains below the federal rate, which increased to 6.7 percent in February from 6.6 percent. Floridas biggest monthto-month gains were reported in the fields of construction, retail, technical services, health care and social assistance, and accommodations and food services.Jobs in entertainment and recreation, along with transportation, warehousing and utilities, had the biggest losses.The monthly rate based upon estimates of the number of people employed and those actively seeking employment has held at 6.2 percent for three straight months. Initially, the state reported the January rate at 6.1 percent, but that number was revised upward.The latest month-to-month total represents an estimated increase of 58,000 people in the states labor force, growing to 9.5 million, while the number of those out of work grew by 5,000 to 588,000.A year ago, the number of unemployed people was projected at 742,000, coming when the jobless rate was 7.9 percent.As usual, Keys lead the state in the employedBy JIM TURNER News Service of FloridaTHE WORKFORCEHONORING THEIR OWN American Caribbean Real Estate-Middle and Lower Keys honored several of its members March 26 at its annual awards banquet at the Marathon Yacht Club. American those attending are (from left) Jody Owen, Kyle Samess, owner Ginger Henderson, Brenda Torrella, Bonnie Sanderson, Kathryn Rummery, Karen Raspe, Lynn Lucas (tops in sales with $17.3 million), Leslie Christensen (tops in rentals with 979 weekly vacation rentals), Kristen Brenner (tops in closings with $14.4 million), Sandy Tuttle (top Ramrod Key office producer with $11.3 million) and John Trezza. BUSINESS BRIEFSWalkAbout focuses on business plansWhats called the firstever Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Business WalkAbout is planned for April 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Boondocks Grille and Drafthouse on Ramrod Key.There will be a variety of vendors selling products and promoting their services. All Keys Gas will serve shrimp and there will be Australian wine and Florida beer tastings. There will also be presentations about social media essentials, Google analytics, searchengine marketing and more.Vendor spaces remain. Call the chamber at 872-2411.Two weeks remain for free tax helpAARP Tax-Aide provides free federal income tax preparation and e-filing to lowto moderate-income taxpayers at the following locations through April 14:Marathon library (mile marker 49 oceanside), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays.Key Largo library (mile marker 101.4 oceanside), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.Marathon Senior Center(mile marker 49 bayside), 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednes days.Big Pine Senior Center (380 Key Deer Blvd.), 1:30 to 4:30 Thursdays. No appointments are necessary, just bring all pertinent paperwork.
Key West restaurant owner Warren Leamard has filed to run for the Monroe County School Board District 1 seat being vacated by Robin Smith-Martin, whos not seeking a second four-year term. Im running for School Board because we need to refocus education. We need to start focusing on the purpose of our public schools, which is to prepare all children to be productive members of society no matter what they choose to do, said Leamard, 48. Stuart Kessler, a member of the School Districts Audit and Finance Committee, also is running in District 1.Leamard is married to Abby and they have two daughters, Felicia, a sixth-grader at the Montessori Charter School; and Alison a 2006 Key West High School graduate who is a chef in Miami.In a prepared statement, he said teachers need to be given the tools to work, including training that includes the best teachers imparting their wisdom to other educators.Leamard said a social studies teacher influenced his view of education by caring about the success of her students.It wasnt until I became an adult that I realized how important a role she played in preparing me for the life I have today as a parent, business owner and member of this community, Leamard added.Leamard is property manager for the Historic Key West Inns. He operated the Coco Palms Jamaican Me Hungry restaurant for 20 years and owns Destination Catering and Events. For three years, he was on the board of the Montessori Childrens School. He is the board secretary of Habitat for Humanity Key West and Lower Florida Keys and active in the Key West Sunrise Rotary. The nonpartisan School Board election is Aug. 26. The Knights Key RV Resort & Marina in Marathon is once again in line for major redevelopment. Orlando-area hotelier Shamir Patels Capital Hospitality Management is under contract to purchase the 24.3-acre parcel on the oceanside of U.S. 1 at mile marker 47 from Texas-based Beal Bank. In 2006, Earthmark Companies acquired the RV park and planned a high-end 199-unit resort, but that fell through with the real estate bust. According to city Planning Director George Garrett, Patel plans a large resort but hasnt submitted to the city. Itll be a hotel with a number of independent units. Theyve got 199 units; my understanding is they want 300, he said. Ive talked to at least two or three different entities within the bank and they all confirm its a serious commitment. Garrett said hes heard the new resort would have a 200-room hotel and 100 individually owned units, but Patel didnt give specifics. Patel said he could offer little in the way of details or plans for the longtime RV park and campground until his firm closes on the property, which he expects to happen in early May. I have the property under purchase/sale agreement, so I dont 100 percent own it. Its still going through all the due diligence, he said. A bank owns it right now, so they basically asked me to keep quiet. A management company is also operating the RV Park at the moment. Patel said his company owns five hotels in the Orlando area. According to the Orlando Business Journal, among them are a 251-room Days Inn & Suites, a 224-room Metropolitan Express, a 167-room Howard Johnson and a 128-room Travelodge International Drive. According to the Monroe County Property Appraisers Office, the Knights Key RV Resort & Marina had an assessed value in 2013 of $6.53 million, although assessments traditionally are lower than the market value.Knights Key RV likely sellingOrlando man looks to build a large resortBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Coming to Key Largo Community Park for just four daysMile Marker 100 Oceanside Free admission 9 am 9 pm Friday April 11 Monday April 14, 2014 Arrival Welcome Motorcade Weds. April 9 approx 1:00 pm. Wall is escorted from mm106 to mm 100. Come out and wave a ag. Opening Ceremony 9:00 am Friday at the WallSpecial Event: Pre-Opening VIP Tour Thursday, April 10, 2014 6-8 pm at The Wall. $25 donation, Tickets available at Key Largo Chamber of Commerce or call (305) 458-4523 Take time to remember and to honor the men and women who served and sacriced their lives in the Vietnam war. www.VietnamWallFloridaKeys.com Facebook.com/VietnamWallFloridaKeysSponsors: Carl and Medina Roy, American Legion Memorial Post 145, Community Bank of Florida, Veterans Council of Monroe County, Inc. VFW Upper Keys Post 10211, Steve and Carol Steinbock, Rotary Club of Key Largo, Upper Keys Rotary Foundation, Monroe County Parks & Recreation Advisory BoardMARK YOUR CALENDAR TO VISIT: The Morgan Insurance Group would like to introduce our Life & Health agent, Amy Stoky.Amy brings a high level of energy, professionalism and commitment to serve you for all of your health and life insurance needs including: Wide range of major medical insurance for individuals, families and groups. Worksite life and disability plans that are personally owned.The insurance you need. the service you expect. A price you can afford. AMY STOKY ManagerLife & Health Services email@example.com 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 MM 48 Bayside 1688 Overseas HighwayTiki Bar on the water, its quiet, clean and the food is delicious. Join us for our Daily Sunset Cannon Salute Celebration!Open Daily from 12:00 NoonLive Music Thursdays and Saturday evenings.305-743-9009 CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows MIDDLE KEYS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe Knights Key RV Resort & Marina is under contract to be purchased by Orlando-area hotelier Shamir Patel. The deal could be finalized in early May and Patel apparently plans a 200-room hotel and 100 individually owned units for the 24.3-acre parcel. LEANARD Leamard runs for School BoardHe and Kessler declare for seat being vacatedELECTION 2014
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living NEW ARRIVALS DAILY! Reading adventuresThose with an affinity for books have three Keys events from which to choose Friday and Saturday. Story, 2B Photo courtesy SOUTHERNMOST RUNNERS CLUBKey Wester Douglas Weeks topped all comers in Saturdays Smokin Tuna 5K Tuna Trot through Key West, a fundraiser for Mote Marine Laboratorys coral-reef restoration program. He ran the 3.1 miles in 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Among women, Kristin Chester from Cudjoe Key was the winner, running a 21:42. The race drew 350 runners.AND THEYRE OFF Fishing the Florida KeysThe humps are producing quality-size blackfin tunas, with lots of fish in the 10to 12-pound class. And there are increased numbers of dolphin showing every day. Find out the details and get fishing tips in Capt. Chris Johnsons column at www.KeysInfoNet.com.Conchs split tourneyThe Key West High softball team had no answer for a superior Sarasota club, but was able to solve Mantanzas in a weekend three-team tournament at the Back Yard that was billed as the Conch Classic. On Friday, the Conchs defeated Mantanzas (of Palm Coast), 9-3, and lost to Sarasota, 11-0. Saturday morning, they defeated Mantanzas, 10-7, and in the afternoon lost to Sarasota, 14-3. Key West will take a 6-11 record into todays 5:30 p.m. game at Marathon. In defeating Mantanzas Saturday morning, the Conchs had their best offensive game of the season, getting 15 hits, many of them on line drives. Freshman catcher Jayla DiGennaro led the way, going 4-for-4 with four RBI, and Mackenzie Cohen and senior Desirae Laguna each went 2-for-2. The Pirates, however, did not go down easily. They cut a 4-0 deficit to 4-3 and came back to tie the game at 7-7 after being down 7-3.But the Conchs broke the tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. One scored on a wild pitch and two came home on a single by winning pitcher Kendell SnowThe victory sent Key West into the title game in the heat of the afternoon against Sarasota, and the Sailors continued their dominance. They scored seven runs in the first inning against Snow on six hits, and breezed after that. The Conchs lone highlight was a home run by Angela Niles, who also came on in relief to pitch for the first time this season. Sarasota, which defeated Mantanzas, 10-0, on Friday, outscored its opponents, 353, its three games. In Key Wests victory over Mantanzas on Friday, Snow pitched six innings.Today, the Conchs will try to sweep the season series with Marathon while the Dolphins will try to avenge a 4-3 loss in February.Mantanzas is no problem but Sarasota isBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOFTBALL Courts, fields back in playUpper Keys prep sports teams roll into the home stretch of the spring season this week.School was back in session Tuesday after Spring Break, with the Coral Shores High tennis teams headed to the opening day of the District 16-2A Tournament at Miamis Tropical Park. The net action continues today. The Hurricane track and field squads squeeze in two Miami meets this week before next weeks District 16-2A Meet. Coral Shores travels to Archbishop Curley today, then goes Friday to the Dade Christian Invitational. The District 16-2A meet will be April 9 at Traz Powell Stadium at the North Campus of Miami-Dade College. Twelve teams, including Coral Shores and Key West High, will compete.Other games this week:Coral Shores boys lacrosse team (3-4) hosts Ransom Everglades at 7 p.m. Friday at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in Tavernier.The Lady Cane lacrosse team (4-6) was scheduled to play Tuesday at Miamis Killian High (results pending). The squad plays a 5:30 p.m. April 9 home match against Ransom Everglades. The Lady Cane JV hosts Ransoms JV at 5 p.m. today.Coral Shores girls softball team plays ImmaculataLaSalle at 4 p.m. Friday. Results of a scheduled Tuesday game between Coral Shores and Island Christian School were pending at press time.The Hurricane baseball team (9-8) takes on LaSalle at 7 p.m. Friday at Founders Park.Island Christians baseball Eagles play a 10 a.m. Sat urday home game against visiting Wellington Christian.Coral Shores, Eagles of ICS resume actionUPPER KEYS SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey West freshman Angela Niles displays an unorthodox form as she pitches for the first time this season Saturday against Sarasota.Dolphins returnMarathon High School sports teams return to the fields and court this week after a weeklong Spring Break hiatus. The Dolphins tennis team spent the beginning of the week preparing for the District 16-1A tournament today and Thursday at Continental Park in Miami. Meanwhile, the baseball and softball teams each have six games remaining on their regular-season slates before postseason play starts later this month. Both the boys and girls tennis teams struggled at times during the regular season because of a primarily young roster.Still, both squads are coming off convincing wins over Dade Christian School in their March 18 regular-season finale and will look to carry that momentum into district.The girls softball team kicks off the final third of a difficult 2014 schedule with a much-anticipated home rematch today against Monroe County rival Key West High School at 5:30 p.m. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SPORTSConchs play FridayThe Key West High baseball team went undefeated at a weather-shortened tournament last weekend in Chattanooga, Tenn., but had to settle for a 6-6, eightinning tie in Saturday afternoons championship game. The Conchs (2-0-1 in the tourney at Central High) returned to Key West with a 15-3-1 record. Their next game will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Westminster Christian in Miami.After opening the tournament with a 12-2 victory over Cleveland (Tenn.) on Thursday night, the Conchs on Friday defeated previously unbeaten Clarksville, 5-0, behind the pitching of Greg Veliz and Steven Wells. Veliz allowed two hits and struck out eight in five innings to remain undefeated on the season.Veliz also had a home run and two doubles, and Wells had three singles. Darren Miller also had three hits. On a cold Saturday, the Conchs expected to play in the morning and afternoon, but the morning game was rained out and the second game, which was for the title against Northeast (of Clarksville, Tenn.), didnt begin until 4:15. Key West, which earlier was up 2-0 and 4-2, had a 64 lead after four innings, but Northeast (9-3-1) scored in the fifth and sixth to tie the score at 6-6. The tying run came in when first baseman Hugo Valdes dropped a throw from relief pitcher Damon Taylor, one of three errors the Conchs committed after not making an error in the first two games. After a scoreless seventh and eighth innings, the game was called because other teams were waiting to play. By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL
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Those with a literary bent have three events from which to choose Friday and Satur day throughout the Keys:The Marathon Library Book Discussion Group will feature The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin at its 11 a.m. Friday end-of-season lunch and discussion at the Key Colony Inn in Key Colony Beach. Reservations are required. The piece of fiction woven with historical facts paints a portrait of one of Americas most recognizable couples, Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. For further information, contact, Ann Lynch at 731-8683.Mystery writers from Key West are featured at a book signing scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hooked on Books, mile marker 81.9 oceanside in Islamorada. Michael Haskins writes the Mick Murphy Key West Mystery series, Mike Dennis the Key West Nocturne Series and Jonathan Woods a Collection of Noir Crime Stories. Haskins will sign his latest book in the Mick Murphy series. To find out more, call 517-2602.The Friends of the Key West Library hold their final book sale of the season on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the library, 700 Fleming St. Books are a dollar apiece. Categories include fiction, mysteries, biographies and childrens books, as well as and DVD TV series ($1 per disk). The sale will conclude with a books-by-the-bag sale. Proceeds go toward the librarys programs, books and equipment.Discussion, sale, signing are scheduledBOOKS LivingKeynoter Staff Reading takes center stageMichael Haskins will sign Car Wash Blues: A Mick Murphy Key West Mystery Saturday in Islamorada.Surfers bring fun to autistic kidsThe third annual South ernmost Surfers for Autism Beach Festival, an event designed to bring people with autism more into the mainstream and get them to enjoy the water, is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Higgs Beach in Key West. The Boca Raton-based Surfers for Autism is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to introducing surfing to children with special needs. The therapeutic benefits to children and young adults within the autism spectrum cannot be put into words and must be experienced, the group says in a prepared statement. At a Surfers for Autism event, those attending are provided a safe, fun, judgment-free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. They try to treat the new surfers and their families like rock stars and get them to enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire-engine tours and more. A catered lunch is provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers. These events are examples of inclusion at the highest level, the group says. To find out more or to sign someone up, go towww.surfersforautism.org.3rd annual event planned Saturday at Higgs BeachKEY WEST Try these for EasterChocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter, which is on April 20. And while its hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy.So we created these dairy-free mini cakes that are rich with olive oil and lemon juice in fact, one cup of each. The tender cakes which deliver a delicious punch of lemon also are covered with strawberry jam, then with a layer of toasted and chopped pecans. Delicious, fresh and simple.But these cakes also are versatile. If pecans arent your thing, coat the cakes in flaked coconut or chopped pistachios. If strawberry jam doesnt do it for you, any variety of jam can be substituted. And if you dont like lemon, any other citrus juice can be substituted. What you need:Two cups sugar.Four eggs.One cup olive oil.One cup lemon juice.Half a teaspoon kosher salt.Two and a half teaspoons baking powder.Two and a half cups allpurpose flour.Nine and a half-ounce jar strawberry jam.One cup finely chopped toasted pecans.Fresh strawberries, to garnish. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, then line it with kitchen parchment.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar and eggs on high for two minutes.While the eggs and sugar beat, in a measuring cup combine the olive oil and lemon juice. Into a small bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder and flour.Add half of the oil-juice mixture to the eggs, then half the flour mixture, beating just to combine. Repeat with the remaining oil-juice and flour mixtures. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix one more time. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan.Using a food processor, puree the strawberry jam until smooth.When ready to assemble, use a 2.5-inch round cutter to cut 20 discs from the cake. Use care to hold the cutter straight so that your cake rounds have straight sides.To assemble each mini cake, spread a small amount of the strawberry jam on one round of cake. Sandwich a second cake on top. Spread a thin layer of strawberry jam over the sides and top of the cake, then carefully roll the entire thing in the pecans. Garnish the top with a fresh strawberry. Repeat with remain ing cake rounds to assemble a total of 10 mini cakes. Start to finish: One hour, 15 minutes (45 minutes active). Servings: Ten. Nutrition information per serving: 580 calories; 300 calories from fat (52 percent of total calories); 33 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 70 mg cholesterol; 69 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 40 g sugar; 7 g protein; 270 mg sodium.Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for the dessertBy ALISON LADMANAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEAssociated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is a lemon olive oil mini cake with pecans and strawberries.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com NOTICE OF MEETING FROM THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARDA PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center, 102050 Overseas Highway (MM 102), Key Largo, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or at email@example.com ADA ASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability, who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305)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 orvoice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 3/26/14, 3/29/14, 4/2/14 and 4/5/14 Exceptional Properties... Exceptional Service! Leslie Leopold, 305.942.0215 Cheri Tindall, 305.664.7661 What kind of palm are you?With social media constantly making personality quizzes for everything (What cat are you? Which cast member of How I Met Your Mother are you?), I began to feel left out. As a plant enthusiast, I was waiting for BuzzFeed to create a which palm are you? quiz. So instead of sitting and hoping, I decided to make one myself plus give horticultural tips to ensure the palms success. So lets go: Simply pick the descriptor that best suits you (friendly, romantic, rulebreaker, catty, shy, mellow, quirky), find your palm and learn how to take care of it.Mr. Nice GuyYou constantly chat up the person sitting next to you and are never bored standing in line. Well you, my friend, are a Roystonea regia. No one has qualms with this guy. Hes a great grower, seeds germinate easily, leaves are self-pruning and unarmed. He is the epitome of nice guy and will grow almost anywhere. R. regia can handle wet or dry but prefers a bit of sun.RomanticSo youre a Walter Mitty type. You have many dreams that often blur the lines of reality. Well, so does Copernicia hospita. If the leaves dont stir your creative juices, the incredible inflorescences sure will. To make this dreamer your own, simply find an open, well-drained spot in your yard. This visionary loves full sun and welldrained soil. Keep him high and dry. He is working on his tan, for heavens sake!Rule-breakerRules arent really black and white, are they? To you, no-nos sound more like, eh, maybes. Rules state that palms dont branch, but Hyphaene spp. turned that statute on its head, branching high in the sky. These palms arent malicious, they just dont follow social norms. And if they dont, heck, you dont need to, either. If you manage to get your hands on one of these fellas (they arent so readily available, sadly), put it in sandy soil in full sun. They grow in the oases of deserts in Africa, so think dry and hot.CattyYoure not vindictive, but no one has ever called you sweet. Maybe you are just misunderstood. And so is Phoenix canariensis. These giants are truly magnificent, but they dont make it easy.Huge spines armor the petiole and will attack if provoked. Not as cruel as others (oh my goodness, Astrocaryum, take a chill pill) but also not nearly as sweet as royals; this guy is definitely testy. And you can relate. Love this little meanie by placing it in a sunny place. Give it lots of room; itll grow quite a bit. Release control and dont bother pruning it will only hurt you in the end.ShyYou shy away from the attention and despise the limelight. So does sabal minor, going so far as to completely hide its trunk underground. This palm will grow in full sun and sandy soils. But for its own sake, plant two together. They are too shy to make friends with others.MellowYou just take it as it comes and, honestly, youre not really sure why youve put so much effort into trying to figure out which palm you are. Youd much rather prefer to be hanging by the beach, Red Stripe in hand. Youre as relaxed as they come. Calyptronoma occidentalis is a Jamaican endemic and exudes that island spirit. Plant this palm near the water. Like any true Caribbean islander, it prefers to have its feet wet.QuirkyNone of these descriptors fits you. Or maybe all of them do. Youre sweet and spicy. Youre mellow and hyper. Your two extracurricular activities are modeling and playing video games. You really dont fit a mold. You, my weird little friend, are a Nannorrhops ritchiana. You live where no other palms live, in the highlands of the Middle East, surviving snow storms and droughts without flinching. You branch like Hyphaene but are not as conspicuous. You are unarmored and pleasant. You are a beautiful yet strange plant. If you manage to get hold of a Nannorrhops, you can plant it anywhere; it grows in shade or sun, sandy or thicker soil. Now that you have identified your palm soulmate, go out and plant one. Treasure it, spoil it and enjoy the company of your palm kindred spirit. Sara Edelman is the palm and cycad manager at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. This is reprinted from the Miami Herald.Some take on characteristics found in humansBy SARA EDELMANHORTICULTURE This is a Roystonea regia. If youre a nice guy or girl, it makes a perfect partner. Womens exhibit opens FridayThe seventh annual art show called From a Womans Hand Show, a juried competition, opens Friday with a champagne and chocolate reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SoDu Gallery, 1102B Duval St., Key West. The show, created by women artists only, started at the Custom House Museum with Norman Aberle as the curator for several years. Seven years ago, SoDu began to sponsor it as a benefit for WomanKind, a Lower Keys womens health center.The show features 40 female artists working in drawing, painting, crafts, jewelry, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Awards will be given in each category. The judge is Key West Art Center Director Martha Resk. The works will remain up through April 14.The show is now entering seventh yearKEY WESTThis is Class Doodles by Joan Cox Feeling like getting your claws out? Then you just might be a catty Phoenix canariensis.LIVING BRIEFSNative Plant Day is this SaturdayThe Florida Keys are celebrating the upcoming Earth Day with various events and volunteer opportunities to experience both before and beyond the April 22 global celebration.Among them is Saturdays Native Plant Day, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park at mile marker 102.5 oceanside and sponsored by Pennekamp and Key Largos Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.Nursery volunteers from Dagny Johnson are to share insights into the importance of native plants, how to propagate and care for native plants and how to plant butterfly gardens. Two 45-minute nature walks are planned through the tropical hardwood hammock. Organizations including the Florida Native Plant Society, Izaak Walton League, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Park Service and Reef Environmental Educa tion Foundation are to set up informational booths.The park entrance fee is to be waived for those attending the event. For more information, call 451-1202.Island Fest returns Saturday, SundayUpper Keys visitors and residents can enjoy live concerts, local food, arts and crafts and more at the 23rd annual Florida Keys Island Fest. The event is slated for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside in Islamorada. Highlights include musical performances on the beach, a car show, a juried arts and crafts show, sand sculpting, kite flying and hula-hooptwirling contests for kids. Back for its third year at Island Fest is the AllAmerican Road Vintage Cruisers Car Show. The exhibition includes antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and hot rods. The show is to take place both days, and its winners receive trophies handcrafted from coconuts. The fun continues Sunday with the popular Taste of Islamorada event, which features appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared by area restaurants. Organizers suggest bringing lawn chairs and blankets.FUI hosting night of family scienceThe Florida International University School of Environment, Arts and Society in the College of Arts & Sciences hosts what it calls Family Science Night on Friday at Plantation Key School. Suited for the entire family, Family Science Night inspires families to explore and learn through hands-on experiments and inquirybased activities, FIU says.Parents and students from prekindergarten to eighth grade can learn about marine mammals, sea turtles and marine invertebrates; the history of mans quest to explore the ocean; global climate change; ocean acidification; coastal ecosystems of the Florida Keys; coral diseases; and more.Participating FIU and local environmental groups partner to host the activities, offer their expertise and inspire scientific exploration at home. The free event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The school is at 100 Lake Road, Tavernier.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, April 2, 2014* The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad # 959414 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 44-2009-CA-000360-M BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. HOLLY M. HUMMELL A/K/A HOLLY MICHELLE KINGHORN A/K/A HOLLY KINGHORN HUMMELL A/K/A HOLLY HUMMELL-GORMAN A/K/A HOLLY HUMMELL GORMAN; JOHN W. GORMAN, JR. A/K/A JOHN WILLIAM GORMAN, JR.; RICHARD OLDEN; FIRST STATE BANK OF THE FLORIDA KEYS, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the abovenamed Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will on the 11th day of April, 2014, at 11:00AM at the Front door of the Monroe County Courthouse in Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followingdescribed property situate in Monroe County, Florida: Lot 13, in Block 2 of SUNSET BAY, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 46 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 7th day of March 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a 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, Florida, 33040, (305) 2923423, 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. Amy Heavilin CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Monroe County, Florida By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Chris Bertels Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 Published March 26, 2014 April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 961019 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 01-2014-CP-250 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CATHERINE A. VETRO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Catherine A. Vetro, deceased, whose date of death was December 24, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Alachua County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 E. Universit y Ave., Gainesville, FL y 32601. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 26,2014.. Personal Representatives: Pamela Vetro 1626 NW 14th Ave. Gainesville, Florida 32605 Michael Vetro 268 Windy Hill Rd. Boone, NC 28607 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: Judith B. Paul A ttorney for Pamela Vetro Florida Bar Number: 26760 BELO & PAUL, LLC 5745 SW 75th ST. #363 Gainesville, FL 32608 Telephone: (352) 448-4500 Fax: (352) 448-4510 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: email@example.com Published March 26, April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 964908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-14-P Division: Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT SANTOS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT SANTOS, deceased, whose date of death was January 7, 2014; is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first p ublication of p this notice is: March 26, 2014. MARTIN KOBOS Personal Representative 7262 Chesterhill Circle Mount Dora, FL 32757 Urban J. W. Patterson A ttorney for Personal Representative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary Email: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Published March 26, April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 973456 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 44-2012-CA-000330K THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2006-9, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-9 Plaintiff, v. DONALD W. GEIB A/K/A DONALD W. GEIB SR.; SHARON M. GEIB; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR TIB BANK OF THE KEYS; EDEN PINES COLONY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND TENANT 1 N/K/A ANDREW GEIB, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale, dated February 14, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA-000330K of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 17 day of April, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 41, BLOCK 4, EDEN PINES COLONY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 158 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a 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, Florida, 33040, (305) 2923423, 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. Dated at KEY WEST, Florida this 05 day of March, 2014 Shonta McLeod Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida Published April 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 973556 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Cirucit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 22nd DAY OF APRIL 2014 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: LOT 253 IN PORT ANTIGUA, PLAT 5-6, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 134 BUENA VISTA COURT, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036 Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: THE BANK OF NEW YORK Plaintiff VS. SAUL MILIAN; THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC., PORT ANTIGUA PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN OCCUPANT "A"; UNKNOWN OCCUPANT "B" Defendant. And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-001372-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of MARCH, 2014. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published April 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 973620 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 4/17/2014 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd., Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 1998 jeep grand cherokee 4dr VIN# 1J4FX48S3WC259568 Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 973859 NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SESSION The Monroe County Sheriffs Office and Fraternal Order of Police will engage in collective bargaining for MCSO Deputies on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheriffs Administrative Headquarters, 5525 College Road on Stock Island. Session is open to the public. Anyone desiring to appeal any decision taken at any session will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. If you need accommodation or assistance to attend, please contact Michelle Quad at 305-292-7021 Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976237 NOTICE OF SALE B & B RECYCLING gives notice of foreclosure of lien and intent to sell this vehicle on MAY 2, 2014 at 11:00 am at: 75 INDUSTRIAL RD. BIG PINE KEY, FL 33043; pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. B & B RECYCLING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001 Chrysler Sebring vin# 1C3EL55U21N660474 Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976310 DISTRICT IV ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC IV) (Between the Long Key Bridge and mile marker 90.939) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District IV Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday APRIL 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976319 DISTRICT V ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC V) (From Mile Marker 90.940 to the Dade/Monroe County Line and any Mainland portions of Monroe County) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District V Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday APRIL 4, 2014 at 5:00pm. A resume may be attached to the application. Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976342 DISTRICT II ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC II) (From the city limits of Key West to the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District II Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday APRIL 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976744 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 13-CP-225-K Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH E. SCEE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kenneth E. Scee, deceased, whose date of death was July 31, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All 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 AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL 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 ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 2, 2014. Personal Representative: Christine L. Johnston 1716 Woodlore Road Annapolis, MD 21401 Attorney for Personal Representative: CUNNINGHAM MILLER, P.A. 2975 Overseas Hwy MARATHON, FL 33050 Tel. (305) 743-9428 Fax (305) 743-8800 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: email@example.com By: /s/Lesley Rhyne FL Bar No. 866016 Published April 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter All ads online at:keysInfonet.com keys infonet.com RFPFORINDEPENDENTAUDITORSERVICESTheLowerFloridaKeysHospitalDistricthasissuedaRequest ForProposals(RFP)forindependentauditorservices.Copies oftheRFPmayberequestedfromLewisW.Fishman,Esq., DistrictGeneralCounsel,bycalling#305-670-2100orwriting to9130S.DadelandBlvd.,Ste.1121,Miami,FL33156. The deadlineforrespondingis04/24/14.PublishedKeynoter4/2/14 Ad# 976310 DISTRICT IV ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC IV) (Between the Long Key Bridge and mile marker 90.939) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District IV Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday APRIL 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976319 DISTRICT V ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC V) (From Mile Marker 90.940 to the Dade/Monroe County Line and any Mainland portions of Monroe County) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District V Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday APRIL 4, 2014 at 5:00pm. A resume may be attached to the application. Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 976832 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 14-CP-22-M Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN BRUCE PAYETTE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Bruce Payette, deceased, whose date of death was February 3, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All 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 AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL 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 ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 2, 2014. Personal Representative: Richard Thomas Beliveau, Jr. 2512 Orchard Creek Rd Oriental, North Carolina 28571 Attorney for Personal Representative: CUNNINGHAM MILLER, P.A. 2975 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050 Telephone: 305-743-9428 Fax: 305-743-8800 E-Mail: Lrhyne@floridakeyslaw.com Secondary E-Mail: Service@floridakeyslaw.com /s/Lesley Rhyne Florida Bar No. 866016 Published April 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 976365 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Robins Reflection Spa located at 12703 Overseas Highway in the County of Monroe in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Robin Matthews, Owner Published April 2, 2014 Florida Keys KeynoterBandAvailable Top50hitsof thelast50years.Sober, professionalanddependable. 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Must have excellent communication skills, be computer literate and have good office skills. Prior legal experience required. Spanish speaker a plus. Holidays, vacations and health insurance provided. Email a State of Florida application to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE, VPE, ADA Call the office if you need special accommodation. Receptionist/office manager for full service boat yard. Duties include phone answering, greeting customers, data entry, some billing. Competitive wages. Paid vacation and holidays. Drug-free/smoke-free workplace. Email donna@mar athonboatyard.com or fax resume to 305-743-4042. HiringExperiencePlumber WeareacceptingApplications forfulltimeExperiencedand ReliablePlumberwithhisown toolsandvalidDrivers licence.WeofferExcellent compensationforahard workerlookingtobecomepart ofasuccessfulteam. Wecanhelpwithhousingfor candidateswhowantsto relocatetoKeyWest,Florida. Verifiableworkhistoryand referencesrequired. DrugFreeWorkplace. 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Salary and bonus. Call (305)451-7171. SEASONAL PHOTOGRAPHER F/T position, from NOW AUGUST. $10/hr. Call Katie, 305-451-3661 BOAT RENTAL COMPANY in Marathon needs person for general boat maintenance, painting, pick up & delivery. Need drivers lic. 305-434-5473 HOUSEKEEPERS F/T or P/T Marathon area. Please call (305) 731-0520MarathonJetCenterLine Crewman JetAircraftfuelings andservices. Pleasecall305-743-1995 orstopbytodropoffaresume 8800OverseasHighway MarathonFL33050 RVResortseeking Groundskeeper Grounds KeeperatRVResort--9.00per hour-Musthaveavaliddrivers licenseandorreliable transportationtothejobsiteMusthaveacleanbackground -Duties:-Mowingandweed trimmingofgrass-Completing dailyroundsona11acre property-Generalclean-upJanitorialwork-Hoursare8am -4pmMonday-Friday-Please Contacttheresortmanagerat 3052890404formore information.305-289-0404 firstname.lastname@example.orgAVAILABLE NOW PT/FT will train Nurse/Medical Asst. 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