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Story, 1B Village: House isnt a houseShirley Faye Albury remembers holding her grandmothers hand as they crossed the Overseas Highway in the late 1930s to deliver pudding to her Uncle Johnny and Aunt Ida Pinder, who lived in a socalled Red Cross home.The concrete fortress a three-bedroom, one-bath dwelling with a cistern underneath for its water supply was one of 28 documented homes the Red Cross funded and the Works Progress Administration built for people who lost their homes in the Category 5 Labor Day hurricane that decimated the Upper Keys in 1935. Last month, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm to make it the strongest hurricane in U.S. history. Today, the house is still there, complete with a plaque on a rock that commemorates the historical significance of the structure and its original owner, Johnny Brush Pinder. Pinder was one of the Upper Keys early homesteaders from the 1800s. Somebody put a wooden structure over the top of it, but theres a Red Cross home under it, Albury said. They were built to really last. The yellow house with green trim, across the street from Founders Park at mile marker 87 and within eyesight of the Islamorada Plan ning Department, caught the eye of Julian and Lisa Siegel of Fort Lauderdale. But when they contracted to buy it, they learned it cant be used as a home. Thats because in 1990, the structure was being usedNew owner is perplexed by planners takeBY CAMMY CLARKcclark@MiamiHerald.comISLAMORADA This is the house that the village says cant be a residence based on a law stemming from the 1990 census.Miami Herald photo by CAMMY CLARK Voters to get say on termsThe Marathon City Council said no on Tuesday to sweeping municipal election changes proposed by its advisory Charter Review Committee in late March. The committee met four times before finalizing its recommendations for how to best tweak the 15-year-old charter governing all aspects of city government.The panel suggested, and the council rejected, moving city elections back to March, reinstituting individual council seats in place of at-large voting and keeping council term lengths at two years.The council voted to keep elections in November and maintain at-large voting. But it voted to ask voters in a November referendum if council terms should be for three years; they are currently for two. One provision the council did agree on unanimously with the Charter Review Committee is to increase the amount of time a termed-out council member must sit out before running again from one year to two. Council members are termed out after three consecutive twoyear terms. As for the date of elections, Im for leaving it in November, Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin told council members. Your voters voted for that in 2007, and its also free. We dont charge cities to put anything on the ballot and theres already a ballot on the evennumbered years. Going back to March elections would cost the city $30,000 each election. Former Councilwoman Marilyn Tempest also advocated for leaving elections in November. No one has mentioned the proliferation of [campaign] signs in the middle of tourist season, which is a nasty bit of business, she said. On keeping voting at large rather than going back to seat-specific campaigns, councilmen John Bartus and Rich Keating dissented. Bartus was a Charter Review Committer member before his appointment to fill the council seat vacated by Ginger Snead in February.Under the current at-large system, he said, Council members can gain seats without getting a majority of the votes. To have opposition for a seat means at some point you have to take stands on issues and make your platform known to the voters. To me, thats a cornerstone of democracy, he said.Councilman Mark Senmartin said he feels just as strongly in the opposite direction. There are many problems with running for seats. Its easier to [game] the system if youre doing it that way. [Voters] should be able to choose whoever they want to be on the council, period, he said. When Senmartin ran in November, he had two opponents (there were three seats open). He urged his supporters to vote for just one candidate, him.InterferenceThe council also adopted language crafted by former City Attorney John Herin relating to council members interference with city staff. Council members arentCurrent two years would go to threeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Dog dies after shooting sessionA boater accidentally ran over and killed his dog in Boot Key Harbor Tuesday night after the animal got spooked by gunfire and jumped into the water directly in the path of the vessel. Nearby Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission officers saw the dog, a mixed-breed named Bailey, go into the water around 8:20 p.m., but apparently the boat driver and passenger may not have known the animal went overboard and that they ran him over. The vessel operator, Kevin McCauley, and passenger Kevin Sullivan were on the water that night shooting a 9 mm pistol. They said they didnt realize Bailey was not on the boat until after FWC officers pulled them over and asked what went into the water. The FWC officers thought at first that McCauley and Sullivan dumped a human body off the bow of the boat. FWC officers found Baileys bloody, lifeless body floating in the water. The dog did not have any gunshot wounds. FWC officers determined that McCauley had not been drinking, but Sullivan, who fired the weapon, was drunk. He faces a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm while intoxicated, FWC spokesman Officer Robert Dube said. According to an FWC arrest report, Sullivan said he did not understand his rights,Boaters may not have known they killed the petBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCRIMENFIP demands residency proofThe National Flood Insurance Program is wasting little time attempting to verify whos a primary Keys homeowner in response to Congress approving the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in mid-March. But its too much too fast, according to Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe President Heather Carruthers and Keys U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia.The Affordability Act is aimed at providing relief from crippling NFIP rate hikes that occurred due to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency-run program doesnt appear to be giving residents much heads up.In what Carruthers called intimidating letters (how many were sent out isnt known), the NFIP tells Keys homeowners they have 30 days to prove their homes are their primary residences, not second homes. Its not enough time. The one I saw, the letter was dated on April 2, but the homeowner was only responding on April 28, Carruthers said. The homeowner has no con-Letters call for response in 30 daysBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFLOOD INSURANCE SULLIVANSee Home, 2ASee Dog, 3ASee Flood, 2ASee Charter, 3A
More than five months later, the Florida Depart ment of Law Enforcement continues its investigation into the Thanksgiving Day death of Charles Eimers, 61, who died after being taken into custody by the Key West Police Department.Eimers family is suing the city in U.S. District Court, claiming wrongful death due to excessive use of force. The lawsuit names 12 police officers. Although not named in the lawsuit, Key West police Capt. Scott Smith has been involved in the Eimers case. In January, he reassigned then-Detective Todd Stevens for laissez faire police work, according to a letter of reprimand.Police say that while Eimers was at Lower Keys Medical Center (he died Dec. 4 after being taken off life support), Stevens was told to contact Eimers son Treavor to notify him of his fathers imminent death. He didnt do that, Smith wrote in a Dec. 12 letter of reprimand.Smith also talked with Stevens about the case on Dec. 1, 4, 5, 9 and 10 about Eimers status, police say.FDLE Key West-based Special Agent Supervisor Kathy Smith is leading the states investigation. Shes the ex-wife of Scott Smith. Reached Friday, Agent Smith said she couldnt comment.Asked about a possible conflict of interest of Agent Smith being in charge of an investigation involving her police-captain ex-husband, FDLE spokeswoman Samantha Andrews provided two FDLE policies regarding conflicts of interest.Both are far from specific.FDLE policy requires that members avoid conflicts of interest and abide by the departments ethical standards, Andrews said. All members must exercise good judgment and should consult their supervisors if there are questions regarding whether a specific action is proper.Each FDLE member is expected to safeguard his/her own ability to make objective, fair and impartial decisions, and is to avoid the appearance of impropriety in how he/she performs all official duties, Andrews said.On Thanksgiving, police pulled Eimers, of Birch Run, Mich., over on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Police say he pulled away from the stop, drove through Old Town and stopped his P.T. Cruiser at South Beach at the Atlantic end of Duval Street. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfo Net.com. as the office for South Fishing, which offered fishing trips to Venezuela, Belize and Costa Rica, and therefore was listed as a commercial property in the census. Its largely on that census that Monroe County governments base their rates-ofgrowth laws, a building permit allocation system for residential construction. The environmentally sensitive Keys are mandated by the state to limit development.And the house whose previous owners removed the kitchen and shower cant be used as a commercial property, either. It lost its grandfathered-in nonconforming use status in the residential neighborhood after the previous owners, who ran Keys Engineering Services, filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and the property lay vacant for more than 365 days.Its insane, said Julian Siegel, who closed on the house for $205,000 on Thursday. Islamorada Councilman David Purdo, who lives in the houses neighborhood, Plantation Lake Estates, thinks so, too: I dont want to see an historic building sit there for five years and rot.Cheryl Cioffari, director of planning for Islamorada, called it a sticky situation and one she has not encountered in seven years in the job.Islamoradas code writers did not contemplate an existing structure that originally was used as a home getting converted back to a home after being used as a commercial property. As it stands now, Cioffari said, for the Red Cross home to be used as a home again, the new owners must apply for a residential unit permit. Islamorada gives out only 22 per year, and about 70 people are on a waiting list.People can move up the list based on points given out for things like energy efficiency plans, but not for having an existing structure, she said.And if the new owners wanted to use the structure as a business, they would have to apply for an amendment for future use. That would take anywhere from 12 to 18 months, with no guarantee of approval.Of course, we dont want to see vacant buildings in the community, Cioffari said. We continue to look and see if there is something weve missed, but we have not found it.She said the Planning Department tried to work with Keys Island Properties, which represents the bank that took the property after the bankruptcy, on how to prevent it from becoming a nonconforming building. They could have kept an office in there but chose not to for whatever reason, she said.Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson said all but three or four of the Red Cross homes still exist, and the ones that dont were demolished.The homes were sturdy square bunkers with footthick poured concrete frames and roofs reinforced with steel rods. Stout wooden shutters lay flush with the exterior wall when shut to prevent hurricane winds from getting through. The plaque in front of the Pinder home explained that Johnny Pinder had built the schooner Island Home, launched at full tide and full moon. Albury said the Pinders both got sick and moved to Key West to receive care. Since then, county records show, the house has changed ownership at least seven times. Twice, it was part of divorce settlements. Siegel wants to use it as a second home and maybe even move with his wife and two kids, aged 9 and 11, to Islamorada and commute to his restaurant. My kids love the outdoors, he said. They love to fish off the docks and play at the playground at Founders Park. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, May 3, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8977 SUN.8875 MON.8876 TUES.8876 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. 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The Village Council already decided last year to add $3.4 million to the cost to subsidize more than 500 homes deemed too far away from the main sewer line to connect using vacuum pumps. The major drawback to grinder pumps is they are significantly more expensive to install than vacuum pumps. The villages engineering consultant Tom Brzezinski estimates installation is about $6,500 more per house. About 50 duplexes and small apartment buildings would qualify for the new subsidies. This would bring most Islamorada rate payers monthly bills to about $4.70. The Village Council did not come to agreement on whether to also subsidize grinder pump installation for apartments and condo complexes with more than four units. ETERNITY IN PARADISEFOR YOUR FAMILYSouthern Keys CemeteryMM 10 On the GulfCall Today305-294-2528 There are 76,351 Residents in Monroe County and only 4,200 Burial Plots left. Why wait? 721 W. Ocean Drive #10Key Colony Beach 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Lea & Dave RueschThe Reliable Professionals(305) 393-1843 Our listing on W. Ocean Drive in Key Colony Beach JUST SOLD for the FULL LISTING PRICE in just under 60 days!Are you looking to buy, sell or invest in the Florida Keys?Call us today! abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: MORAN In Loving Memory of Jack Moran, July 23, 1948 to April 28,2014. My daddy, My hero, & The best self taught locksmith I know!!! Please join us at the American Legion Friday May 9th at 6:00 PM for a celebration of life. Strong drinks & Good friends! He wouldnt want it any other way. Contact: Nichole Mitchell (305)731-5210 KOLKER On Saturday, April 26, 2014 Suzanne (nee Griffin) Kolker age 81 of Broadmead Retirement Community in Hunt Valley, MD. Suzanne is formerly of Key Colony Beach, Florida. Beloved wife of Roger R. Kolker, Sr. of 60 years (former President of Monumental Life Insurance Co.); devoted mother of Roger R. Kolker, Jr. and his wife Rosemarie of Fairport, NY, Karolyn C. Kolker of San Diego, CA and Sara K. Morgan and her husband Frank of Chapel Hill, NC; grandmother of Kathryn K. Miller (Christopher), Roger R. Kolker, III and Helen G. Morgan. Services private. In lieu of flowers, please remember Suzanne with memorial contributions to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Rd., Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.peacefulalternatives.com. Obituaries & Memorials Upper Keys: (305) 852-3216 Marathon Key West: (305) 743-5551 Whens a house not a house?From Home, 1A trol over when it was put in the mail.According to the Flood Insurance Affordability Act, owners of pre-firm houses those built prior to January 1975 are limited to no more than an 18 percent rate increase. That could be capped at $2,500 if FEMA abides by Congress urging it to limit policy maximums to 1 percent of coverage.But the owners of second homes and commercial properties are subject to 25 percent annual increases, with no cap until they reach whatever actuarial rate NFIP uses. In addition to there apparently being a problem with the 30-day response window, many primary Keys residents still spend several months at another residence and could be out of town when their notice comes in.FEMAs attempt to place the burden of its debts on National Flood Insurance Program policyholders is unacceptable, Garcia said in a prepared statement. Requiring homeowners to prove their residency, under such severe time constraints, is not in the spirit of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act....Monroe County Legislative Affairs and Grants Acquisition Director Lisa Tennyson is familiar with the Affordability Act and received a 30-day notice herself. It requires homeowners to provide documentation such as a drivers license, auto registration, voter registration or homestead tax credit form to prove residency.I didnt make too much of it. I followed the instructions and went over and dropped my license off to my broker, Tennyson said. The only problem was when her bill came in, it had risen by 28 percent, from $$2,610 to $3,344 annually. Thats a $734 increase. Tennyson knows the bill inside and out, so she called her NFIP subcontractor, Wright National Flood Insurance Co. for an explanation. It turns out her address wasnt legible on the fax from Tennysons agent and they automatically assigned her a higher rate. Thats what I worry about, too, is people are going to think, I gave my license, this must be my rate, she said. Once the problem was fixed, Tennysons new rate was $2,647, just $37 more than the year prior. To me, thats really problematic because I would have assumed that was my new rate. I think its important that people be extremely vigilant, Tennyson said.Tennyson says to be vigilantFrom Flood, 1A Cabinet crushes childThe Monday accidental death of a 7-year-old Key West girl crushed beneath a tipped-over cabinet is a stark reminder of the importance of taking childsafety measures at home.Police were called to the Douglass Square Apartments on Emma Street around 9:15 p.m. Monday when her mothers roommates found Muhlisa Bahrillaeva beneath the 7-foot-tall particle-board cabinet that had tipped over in the hallway.Madina Rakhonova, room mate of Muhlisas mother Azoza Gaubova, told city police officer David Fraga that she heard a loud bang, saw the cabinet tipped over and got help lifting it, according to a report. Rakhonova and neighbors moved Muhlisas body to a pull-out bed.Fraga described Gaubova as throwing herself onto the couch bed and screaming.EMTs transported the child to Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island, where she was declared.The U.S. Consumer Pro duct Safety Com mission addresses the potential for childhood injuries and death related to furniture tipping over in its list of 12 safety tips, available at www.cspc.gov. It includes: Furniture, TVs and ranges can tip over and crush young children. Deaths and injuries occur when children climb onto, fall against or pull themselves up on television stands, shelves, bookcases, dressers, desks, chests and ranges. Anchor these products to the floor or attach them to a wall.KEY WESTKeynoter StaffRecently retired cop diesA recently retired Miami-Dade Corrections officer died Wednesday morning while kayaking with a group of his former colleagues on Card Sound in North Key Largo.Retired Sgt. Michael Frosceno, 56, was found by one of his friends floating face up in the water right by the Card Sound Bridge, not far from the county line, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Robert Dube. The group of about seven kayakers lost site of Frosceno at some point during the outing. One of the men doubled back and found Frosceno, who was wearing his lifejacket, Dube said.Frosceno retired in July after 26 years in Corrections, said Janelle Hall, Miami-Dade Correc tions spokeswoman. After his friend found Frosceno, he began blowing a whistle and waiving for help. Flats guide Mike Makowski, owner of Blackfoot Charters, had just arrived in the area at around 9:30 a.m. with a two-passenger charter. We had just started fishing and put our lines in the water about 10 minutes earlier, Makowski said. Makowski and his clients helped pull Frosceno aboard the flats skiff. Makowskis clients administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation as the captain sped toward the boat ramp at the nearby Alabama Jacks restaurant on Card Sound Road. Makowski took over CPR when he docked. He said he did chest compressions for about 15 minutes until a Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy and a Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue crew arrived. Ive never done that before, Makowski said of performing CPR. It was exhausting. FWC Officer Janette Costoya arrived by boat shortly after the Sheriffs Office deputy. Costoya initially thought the situation involved a child because the 911 dispatch reported a 40-year-old was missing in the water. The call over Costoyas radio sounded like the search was for a 4-year-old. When she got there, she was still looking for a 4year-old, Dube said. A Miami-Dade FireRescue helicopter landed on the Card Sound Bridge and took Frosceno to Ryder Trauma Center in MiamiDade, where he was pronounced dead.An autopsy will be performed by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiners Office to determine the cause of death. Frosceno is survived by a wife, but no children, Hall said.Dube said Froscenos friends said he had recently received a kidney transplant.NORTH KEY LARGOBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comFDLE: Conflict isnt an issueKEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Cops: Meth lab busted on Stock IslandThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday busted a Stock Island man for allegedly cooking and selling meth generally not prevalent in the Keys despite widespread use elsewhere in Florida. Arrested following a search of a trailer at 6529 Maloney Ave. were William Kirkpatrick, 57, charged with felony meth production, meth possession and prescription drug possession, plus a misdemeanor for initially giving police a fake name. Also charged are 30-yearold Delia Bryant for felony drug possession; Eric Myles, 37, for felony cocaine and misdemeanor paraphernalia possession; and Elizabeth Ebinger, 43, for felony prescription drug possession and misdemeanor marijuana and paraphernalia possession.Wednesday, detectives and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents served a search warrant at the trailer around 2 p.m. and say they found 5.3 grams of meth, 19 Dronabinol (a cannabis product given to cancer patients to treat nausea) pills, two grams of cocaine, three grams of powdered amphetamine, two Methadone pills, more than 50 miscellaneous prescription pills, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Police say they also found equipment and chemicals used to cook meth. Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson, who prosecutes many Lower Keys drug cases, said he couldnt recall another instance of alleged meth production in Monroe County. Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said we have run across equipment on a very few occasions, which indicated someone might be cooking [meth]. Fortunately, it is not common because it is very difficult to deal with. Herrin said shes not sure why meth doesnt have an apparent foothold in the Keys. And Key West Police Department spokeswoman Alyson Crean couldnt recall any instances of meth production in the Southernmost City, only possession of small quantities.Drug hasnt gotten foothold in the KeysBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Saturday, May 3, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com CHANGING LIVESParent Mary Marsh says the backpack program has helped me and my family so much, and I am so glad that we got to participate in it. Parent Derek Randolph says the backpack program is a wonderful program for all the kidsand all the parents. It helps me out a lot too. Its healthy food for them to eat. 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Proposed changes would clearly define interference and malfeasance and offer corresponding state statutes by which interference could be punished.In addition, the council agreed with new City Attorney Lynn Dannheissers suggestion that the council adopt an ordinance outlining a civil process by which charter interference would be prosecuted.It would determine who presents and presides over the cases a special magistrate? A mediator? as well as what the punishment is for violation. Mayor Dick Ramsay voted against the language because he feels it was directed at me personally. In December 2009, Ramsay admitted to violating the charter on several occasions by dealing directly with city staff concerning a proposed sewage treatment plant on Grassy Key. In 14 years, under five managers, it has been a nonissue, he said of council interference.Former Councilwoman Ginger Snead proposed tighening the charters language for dealing with interference.Charter changes are comingFrom Charter, 1A and that he would not speak to officers without his attorney. The officers said he failed a field sobriety test. McCauley told officers the two were on the water to fire some rounds from the gun. On the way back, Sullivan shot off one more. It scared Bailey, who jumped off the boat as it was moving and was killed. Sullivan, 35, was a planner for the city of Marathon until last week. City Manager Mike Puto said he was let go by Senior Planner George Garrett, but his dismissal happened before his arrest and was not related. Sullivan could not be reached for comment. He was released from the Monroe County jail around 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Monroe County Sheriffs Office records.Ginshot likely scared dogFrom Dog, 1AC-111 Canal work to resumeA delayed Everglades restoration project near U.S. 1 leading to the Florida Keys could soon be revived as a result of agreements reached this week. Construction that should complete the western portion of the C-111 South Dade project to store more water and direct water to areas that need it including Florida Bay was welcomed by conservation groups. But the uncertain fate of the larger Central Everglades Planning Project Central remains a critical concern.There are a lot of different pieces to Everglades restoration that ultimately will affect Florida Bay, said Thomas Van Lent of Key Largo, chief scientist for the Everglades Foundation. You need a program to follow the players.Progress on the C-111 project is good news, Lent said, but Florida congressional representatives, state officials and conservationists are pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for quick action on the Central Everglades plan. Thats the real prize, Van Lent said Thursday. The series of Central Everglades projects, budgeted at $1.9 billion and to be shared by the state and federal governments, would provide the fresh water that would be delivered to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Currently that water is carried to Floridas coasts, where it has damaged marine ecosystems. The Central Everglades plan hit a snag in late April when the Corps cited technical details as a reason to withhold final approval. That could lead to a delay, possibly of several years, in congressional funding. Gen. John Peabody of the Army Corps appeared before a Tuesday hearing of the U.S. Houses Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and said approval could be given before July. He did not really give a date certain, nor did he explain what the holdup is, Van Lent said. The Florida [congressional] delegation showed up in force, and it was not happy.C-111 projectThe western C-111 project, on the design boards for 20 years, seeks to improve water deliveries to Everglades National Park and to Taylor Slough, which carries fresh water toward the bay, a Corps report summarizes. Features ... include the Northern Detention Basin which is designed to reduce seepage losses from Everglades National Park.Construction of the C-111 Canal for flood control disrupted much of the natural water flow, starving the southern Everglades ecosystem of water and increasing the salinity of Florida Bay.A new one-mile bridge built on U.S. 41 to increase the water flow beneath the Tamiami Trail is carrying water, but a water-retention area and barriers to keep water inside the national park remain to be finished. They were expected to be done in 2012.This probably is the piece that we still have to finalize to get the maximum amount of water from the bridge, said Julie Hill-Gabriel, Everglades policy manager for Florida Audubon.Its exciting but its another example of a project that has not advanced because of the internal bureaucratic process, she said. Its got congressional support and community support, but when the folks who happen to be in agency positions cannot agree, it gets held up.No start date for resumption of construction has been set, and costs of several million dollars were still being calculated. Once work begins, it could take from 18 months to two years to finish, Hill-Gabriel said.Caroline McLaughlin of the National Parks Conservation Association said, Combined with the one-mile bridge on Tamiami Trail, the C-111 South Dade Project will flow more water south through Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.A C-111 spreader-canal system east of the 18-Mile Stretch also is planned, but managers want the results from the western system first.But plan for Central Glades still on holdTHE EVERGLADESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgCRIME FRONT KIRKPATRICKFate of the larger Central Everglades Planning Project Central remains a critical concern.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday, May 3, 2014 To call yourself a newspaper, NEWS should be the priority. Otherwise youre just paper! 2012 1st placeBreaking News 1st placeOutdoors and Recreation 2nd placeGeneral News 2 other 2nd place awards 2 3rd place awards 2011 1st placeIn-Depth reporting 1st placeEditorial pages 1st placeEditorial 1st placeHealth reporting 3 second place awards 3 3rd place awards 2010 1st placeGeneral Excellence 1st placeEditorial pages 1st placeNews Story 3rd placeFeature story 2009 1st placeFirst Amendment Defense 1st placeIn-Depth reporting 2nd placeOpinion 2nd placeEditorial pages 3rd placeIn-Depth reporting 2008 3rd placeGeneral Excellence 2nd placeWeb Site 3rd placeOutdoors story 3rd placeNews story 2nd placeEditorial 2nd place Humor Column 2007 2nd placeEditorial 3rd placeFirst Amendment Defense 3rd place Humor ColumnNamed Best Weekly Newspaper in Florida six years in a row by Florida Monthly magazine and received awards from the Florida Press Association in the Better Weekly Newspaper Contest: County workers getting raisesA salary boost for 51 Monroe County employees ranked as underpaid was approved Thursday by county commissioners, at a total cost of $86,526 annually. Only six of the affected workers earn more than $50,000 per year, and several are in the $23,500 range, according to the consultant report by Evergreen Solutions. Were focusing on folks not at the minimum of a suggested salary range for their job classifications, said Commissioner David Rice. Its the lower-range salaries that have fallen behind, Rice said. These are the people that need attention. The raise will be built into the salary system within a few weeks, and cost the county an estimated $29,000 for the balance of the current fiscal year. Commissioners quickly rejected a proposal that would have cost an added $198,113 annually to adjust salaries of 124 county employees who have longer tenure but have not progressed through the pay ranges at a consistent pace. Brian Wolfe of Evergreen Solutions told commissioners that county employees generally feel underpaid compared to those in private enterprise, and worry about the cost of living in the Florida Keys. However, county workers appreciate the countys relatively generous benefits package, and protection from economic downturns. Even in difficult economic times, it was safe to be employed without a lot of fear of layoff, Wolfe said. The salary review recommends adjusting several job classifications where the jobs have expanded or changed significantly since the existing system was created. Wolfe noted that Monroe County is difficult to rank against comparable employers. Its hard to say what the market is, Wolfe said. Its not like [workers] can go 10 miles east and find another government to work for. Commissioners deferred other action on the pay plan until this summers budget sessions.Lower-paid staffers to get the boostCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Board tries to snuff out smokingSmokers and other tobacco users need not apply for jobs with Monroe County government beginning Jan. 1. County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to require that applicants for public-employee paychecks must sign a form declaring they do not regularly smoke or otherwise use tobacco. Employees already in the countys workforce of about 500 people will not be required to stop smoking or assessed surcharges for their county-backed health insurance. Its not just cigarette smokers affected; those who smoke cigars or use chewing tobacco also are affected. The county defines tobacco use as using it five or more times within a threemonth period. Personally, Ive seen two people close to me die because of lung cancer, Commissioner Heather Carruthers said. Smoking is the most costly health hazard that we pay for.A number of agencies in Monroe County including the Sheriffs Office and county Fire-Rescue already are closed to new applicants with a tobacco habit.After the no-tobacco rule for new hires passed the County Commission easily with no dissent, Carruthers moved to set a January 2016 deadline for current employees to quit tobacco. Since smokers and other tobacco users each cost the county an estimated $753 extra annually in health costs, employees and employee dependents who smoke should be assessed a $100 surcharge on their county health insurance, a county study committee recommended. Commissioners disagreed, reducing that number to $50 monthly. Are we going to tell employees to stop drinking? Where does it stop? asked Commissioner David Rice. Mayor Sylvia Murphy and Commissioner Danny Kolhage agreed.However, taxpayers who fund the countys insurance program should not bear the costs of an employees unhealthy vice, Commissioner George Neugent said.Health-care costs are going up, and we know about [the effects of] smoking, Neugent said. Monroe County administers its own self-funded insurance program, so it can set its own rules on the employee benefit package. While employers cannot discriminate on factors like gender or race, smokers are not a protected category, Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Hall said.Employees hired after Jan. 1 who start smoking would be assessed the $50 monthly surcharge. The rules also apply to employees dependents.Tobacco ban on county staff is approvedCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgRomero running againKey West resident Margaret Romero filed paperwork Thursday to challenge incumbent Mayor Craig Cates for the third time.Cates beat Romero for the first time in 2011, winning 70.23 percent (2,784 votes) to Romeros 27.44 percent (1,088 votes). In 2013, Cates garnered 54.13 percent (3,276 votes) to Romeros 45.87 percent (2,776 votes).Romero is a mainstay at Key West City Com mission meetings, offering input on numerous topics. She previously applied to be city manager, losing the job to Bob Vitas, the current manager.She couldnt be reached for comment on Friday but her comments often focus on government transparency and city staff-level accountability, particularly when it comes to property and development issues. Perennial city and county candidate Sloan Bashinsky, who previously lost his own runs for mayor, is also in this years race. City Com missioner Tony Yaniz is considering running.The primary election is Aug. 26 with the general set for Nov. 4. With at least three candidates, if no one person gets 50 percent of the vote plus one vote in the primary, the top two vote-getters move on to the general election.ELECTION 2014Keynoter StaffShes third candidate for Key West mayor ROMEROThe county defines tobacco use as using it five or more times within a threemonth period. CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551
Clerk answers gay-marriage suitThe Monroe County Clerk of the Courts Office says it cant issue a marriage certificate to a gay couple because state law prohibits it, a Wednesday court filing says.Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones of Key West sued Clerk Amy Heavilin April 3 when they were denied a marriage license that day. The men have been a couple for 11 years.Tavernier-based attorney Bernadette Restivo, their lawyer, claims the states ban on gay marriage, passed by voters in 2008 and now part of Floridas Constitution, violates the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.The County Clerk Offices in-house counsel, Ron Saunders, wrote in his Wednesday filing that the clerk is duty-bound to adhere to the statute and as a ministerial officer lacks standing to challenge [or] defend the validity of constitutionality of the statute.Restivo had briefly amended the lawsuit to include a Fort Lauderdale couple as coplaintiffs and state Attorney General Pam Bondi as a codefendant with Heavilin.That wouldve moved the jurisdiction to Leon County (Tallahassee), Restivo said, and we wanted to keep it as a Monroe County case so the complaint was returned to its original form. Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin is assigned to the case but hes stepping down from bench on May 9. A transition to whoever Gov. Rick Scott appoints to replace him could cause delays, Restivo said.Also, Bondi was added but then removed from suitBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTSAfter years of neglect, a Key West canal is cleaner today. This week, the Tarpon Springs-based company Florida Dredge and Dock finished dredging and cleaning the Sunrise Canal in a residential portion of New Town off Flagler Avenue.Commissioner Billy Wardlow, who represents that neighborhood, last summer convinced his colleagues on the City Commission to set aside $150,000 for the project.Wardlow said a lack of maintenance, coupled with people throwing yard debris and other trash in the canal, made it difficult for people to get their boats out of the canal and into open water. He recalled using the canal as a child for swimming and skiff parking. I remember it being nearly eight feet deep. Before the dredging, it was up to around two feet.From what I see, it looks good, he said. Hopefully people can get their boats back there now and the water will keep moving through there so silt doesnt build up.City Engineer Jim Bouquet oversaw the project. He said materials removed during the dredge are being stored on a city-owned parcel off Government Road for a month or two to dry out. When that happens, the debris will be moved to the citys former landfill off College Road on Stock Island.Bouquet said the contractor dredged the canal to five feet below the mean low water mark. Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, with nearly three decades as an elected official, said he doesnt think the canal had been dredged since the late 1980s.On city hall, council finds a middle groundThere will be no cultural center or 200-seat banquet hall at Marathons planned new city hall on U.S. 1 between 98th and 99th streets. At a special City Council on Tuesday, the board opted for an approach that, for roughly $4.86 million, would provide a 150-seat meeting hall (3,456 square feet), roughly 9,700 square feet of office space and a 1,700square-foot lobby area.Key West-based architect William Horn told the council the design for that option would provide a straightforward building. We think its going to look attractive. Were trying to conserve costs, but its not going to be a flat-roof building, he said. Theres no doubt the appropriate thing would be to have a meeting space. Were building this one time and its for 50 years, Vice Mayor Chris Bull said. To me, I think the [150-seat option] is something we can afford and make the numbers work. [The cultural center] would be a stretch. Horns design partner, Steve Grasely of Solaria Design & Consulting Co. in Marathon, broke down costs. He said total building costs at $272.38 per square foot would equal $4.07 million. Add in $782,250 for site costs such as landscaping and the total is $4.86 million. Grasely said a cultural center/banquet hall option would cost $5.7 million total, while the least-costly option for a city hall with only a concrete slab provided for a future meeting room would be $3.83 million. The council was torn between the three options, with councilmen John Bartus and Rich Keating lobbying for the cultural center and Mayor Dick Ramsay favoring the lowestcost option. According to city Finance Director Jennifer Johnson, the option chosen by the council would leave the city with a $350,105 surplus in its capital infrastructure fund to pursue other projects.The cultural-center option would leave the city with a $498,062 deficit, while a lower-cost option would leave the city with $1.38 million for other projects.Those figures were with Johnson budgeting $350,000 to furnish the city hall, $250,000 for a contingency fund, $300,000 for Oceanfront Park (behind city hall) improvements and $2.2 million for Aviation Boulevard bike path improvements. Other possible projects include another round of Oceanfront Park improvements at $159,400, a Public Works facilities/utilities yard at $300,000, Marathon Community Park improvements for 200,000, and a possible 33rd Street community center for $375,000. The council voted, 4-1, to move forward with the 150seat option. Councilman Rich Keating dissented because he favors a 200-seat cultural center.Cultural center, banquet hall cut from plansBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Saturday, May 3, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com An upscale atmosphere with a local island vibeMothers Day BrunchSunday, May 1111am to 3pmReservaons 305.743.7874 PLAZAGRILLSteak & Seafood5101 Overseas HighwayMile Marker 50Marathon, FL KeysAppetizersGinger Carrot Soup $8 Shrimp Cocktail $12 Smoked Scosh Salmon Mascarpone Cheese, Capers, Onion Pickles $14SaladsCaesar Salad $9 Spinach Salad Mushroom, Bacon, Gruyere Cheese, Red Wine Vinaigree$10Dessert SelectionsFrom our Dessert TrayEntreesHam & Cheese Quiche $15 Omelee Florenne Mushrooms, Spinach, Goat Cheese $12 Eggs Benedict $14 Crab Benedict $15 Steak Benedict $16 Roast Prime Rib Au Jus Mashed Potato and Vegetables $19 Baked Yellowtail Snapper Jasmine Rice and Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce $21Marathon, FL Keys Were selling boats and need listings! 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Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West Church wants to reopen doorsKey Wests faith-based community will rally on Sunday to raise money in an effort to reopen St. James First Missionary Church, the fate of which has been in question since a former there pastor was accused of stealing construction money. Dubbed the Hour of Power, the fundraiser, specifics of which werent available, is hosted by Newman United Methodist Church, 410 Truman Ave., and kicks off at 6 p.m. St. James is at 312 Olivia St. It has about 150 members who meet for Sunday services at the Frederick Douglass gym two blocks away on Emma Street. The church itself is boarded up. Last June, then-Pastor John McKenzie of St. James was charged with stealing $54,657 from his congregation. McKenzie, 51, is charged with felony larceny of more than $20,000 but less than $100,000. Hes due in front of Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton on May 12 for a case status hearing. The investigation started when Monroe County State Attorneys Office Investigator Chris Weber received a tip from a member of St. James board of trustees, prompting a review of the books from July 2011 until June 2013. Based on his arrest warrant, McKenzie was entitled to a salary of $700 a week since coming to the church in 2009. During the 96-week period investigated, McKenzie was entitled to $67,200 reimbursement for services rendered based on his contract with the church, Weber wrote. Weber said McKenzie actually pocketed $121,857.St. James closed since arrest of the pastorKEY WESTCanal dredging completeThe goal was better access to the oceanBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYA Tarpon Springs-based contractor this week completed the $150,000 dredging of the Sunrise Canal in New Town to allow easier navigation from canalfront homes out to the Atlantic Ocean.MARATHONKeynoter StaffTeacher contract likely to be imposedThe Monroe County School Board will meet Monday in the run-up to a Friday meeting with the United Teachers of Monroe, when the board likely will impose terms of a one-year employment contract after protracted negotiations reached formal impasse.The Monday closed session is set for 1 p.m. at district administrative headquarters on Trumbo Point in Key West. The impasse hearing is set for 4 p.m. Friday at Marathon Middle/High School.The timing of the Friday session, where the board is expected to impose a oneyear contract for the 201314 school year, has been called into question. Board member Ed Davidson wants it moved to 5 p.m. The current time would appear to require teachers from Key Largo and Key West to take some personal leave in order to leave their schools early enough to make the drive and arrive in time, he wrote in a letter to colleagues. He called that outright disrespectful. Board member John Dick has also asked Super intendent Mark Porter to push the meeting time back. I just want as many people as want to attend to be able to, Dick said. Through more than a year of talks on a deal for the 2013-14 school year (which applies until June 30), both sides have emphasized the need to give teachers pay raises. Theyve been held up by disagreement over language in the contract that would allow the board to impose unpaid furlough days if district finances dictate it.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keys InfoNet.com
Opinion & EditorialSaturday, May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Actor Ernest Borgnine, comedian Jonathan Winters and broadcaster Curt Gowdy get ready for a day of fishing in Key West in January 1974 for Gowdys American Sportsman, a television staple on ABC from 1965 to 1986. It featured Gowdy and other celebrities participating in such things as fishing and hunting. In his 50-year broadcasting career, Gowdy covered 16 World Series, eight Super Bowls, eight Olympics, 12 Rose Bowls and 24 NCAA basketball Final Fours. But in his later life, he found fishing to be his love, and was introduced to it in the Keys by Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox hall-of-famer who moved to Islamorada to fish after his baseball career. Gowdy once said: Whether I caught fish or not, just the thrill of rolling out that line and watching my fly turn over has been good enough for me. He was elected to the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame in 2003 and died three years later.Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALNew crosswalk is recipe for disasterLETTERS TO THE EDITORLeave nothing behindMy travels to the Channel 2 Bridge at mile marker 73 from our neighborhood, Tollgate Shores. Her bike is encumbered with an assortment of items designed to extricate all types of trash from our beautiful landscape. Her bags fill with fishing line, soda cans, beer cans, bait boxes, bottles and more. I sometimes accompany her. As we pick them up, we can feel that some are brittle and are slowly becoming part of the environment. We diligently pick up the paper products left by unthinking tourists, and the beer cans, blankets and towels left behind. Paper products will rot but plastic, since it is a petroleum product, remains in the ecosystem forever. The pieces become smaller and smaller. Fish and other wildlife eat the small pieces. We eat the fish. I recently went on my daily walk to Annes Beach and picked up my usual share some beach toys, some flipflops, some plastic and the dreaded baby diaper. I also found newly cut wood left over from a repair project on one of the pavilions. It wouldnt have mattered that much, I suppose, except I found pieces with nails in them. If I looked in even a half-hearted manner, I would come across more of the discarded wood on the beach. What happens to a child or adult when they step on the nail? Who pays for the injury? Maybe Ive read too many books but when I pick up the trash, I wonder what I am contaminating myself with. What, then, are our lush beaches and tropical environment being contaminated with? What happens to the marine life eating the refuse? I am greatly interested in saving this beautiful place. We need to ask ourselves what can be done to protect and preserve this paradise. How do the national parks do it? How do they treat visitation to a place such as the Grand Canyon? Their policy is if you bring it in, bring it out nothing left behind. If you dont want to follow the rules, you are asked to leave. As for Annes Beach and the Channel 2 Bridge, I suggest amending whatever rules there are for these areas to include nothing left behind policies followed with stiff fines if warranted. We also need more support from law enforcement and environment agencies, a neighborhood watch program. Serious measures need to be taken to stop this immense littering problem. Sandy Swantek IslamoradaThank wildlife rescuersFour years ago while we were living in New Orleans, the Deepwater Horizon rig blew, poisoning the Gulf waters and all of its inhabitants forever. Rather than feel helpless about the horror of it, I was able to work with the cleanup of more than 1,000 oiled birds. The large majority were rehabbed and released elsewhere.In addition to rehab successes, another good thing that came of that summer of disaster was that the veterinary students from LSU that worked with the rehabbers learned to treat and appreciate wildlife. Almost all had said they planned to go into the care of cats and dogs because thats where the money is.You will notice there are not a lot of veterinarians doing the work of wildlife. That is because unlike dogs and cats, each animal is unique and a field of study in itself. There is also no money in it.Most wildlife centers are self-funded. The work is dirty, fraught with frustration and endless, with little or no pay. If the directors do receive salaries, we should be grateful. And if they appear somewhat eccentric, it is because of their intense passion and lifelong dedication to the care of helpless birds and other animals that in our culture have nowhere else to turn.I think of Laura Quinn, Becky Baron, Kelly and Maya, just to name a few, as historic figures in the field in the Keys.The other thing about wildlife, unlike pets, is that regardless of how cute a baby or animal is, you cannot befriend it because the imprinting hurts it for life. Returning to the wild is both the goal and joy of wildlife rehabilitation.Applaud those who work with rescued, injured, sick or abused animals both wild and domesticated. Get your pet fixed and thank the veterinarians who donate their time to clinics. Dont get a pet if you cannot keep it for its lifespan and please dont contribute to the problem by buying from a breeder or buying any species that belongs in another country. Lynda Schuh Upper Sugarloaf KeyCrosswalk in the crosshairsThe state Department of Transportation earlier this month installed a pedestrian crosswalk at mile marker 99.7 on U.S. 1 in Key Largo. Its near but not at intersections, and its yellow lights are controlled by pedestrians by use of a button. The crosswalk concerns many people who say it will cause more harm than good when it comes to injuries to pedestrians and drivers alike. Among your thoughts from our Facebook page:I deliver pizza four days a week. I see this as becoming a nightmare to pedestrians and drivers. I have seen this light come on and people slam on the brakes of their cars, almost causing an accident. Other times I have seen people completely ignore the lights, as it is not at a normal traffic light. This is going to be a mistake; people are going to get killed.Anything that draws attention to pedestrians is a good thing. There are several places up and down U.S. 1 that could definitely benefit from proper crosswalks. I cant imagine any cons to these and hope to see more.What if someone stops for it and the guy behind isnt paying attention because they see no light. We need a training video for all this new stuff. Lets see what happens come Memorial Day weekend. Oh boy.Its a federal highway. Im glad I dont have to walk across it.I can see someone stopping for someone to cross and the stopped car gets rear-ended and gets pushed over the person in the cross walk. I think its terrible placement in the most heavily trafficked area in town. People are distracted by all the businesses. I can see lots of lawsuits coming.If there is a green light [further down the road], northbound traffic comes through there at 45 to 50 mph not enough time to avoid a disaster.It cuts across the center turning lane on both sides.It will cause more accidents.I wont let anyone I know use it.This crosswalk is accidents waiting to happen when our lovely weekend warriors from Miami are here.Huge mistake.It should be a standard traffic light activated when a pedestrian pushes a button on the pole. Its not like hundreds of people cross that spot daily, and there is a traffic light not too far away. So I dont imagine a regular light that only turns yellow, then red, when activated by a walker would cause any more traffic delay than this new half-hearted attempt to improve pedestrian safety.Its just a way for the county to cover their butts legally if someone else gets hit there, which is such a horrible place to try and cross anyways.Nice crosswalk. Finally.Hopefully the people that use this crosswalk do not assume that the cars are going to automatically stop. Hopefully the people using this crosswalk have a little bit of common sense.Someone is going to get killed by someone sightseeing.They have them in Marco Island. Theyre actually not that bad.I see rear-end collisions in our future.A reduced speed would have been a good idea. The way people drive out here isnt going to change without that. Now its giving pedestrians a false sense of safety. Its an accident waiting to happen.Theres a stop light a few hundred yards south. I dont understand how this is going to be worth all the rear-ending and increased traffic confusion. I think its more trouble waiting to happen.Terribly placed. Its right when drivers start to pick up speed from the red light at Ocean Bay Drive. Tourists are not going to be aware its coming up and its not at a light. Its at a busy business district for us ... and at the end of the bend in the road.DOT inexplicably installs it crossing several U.S. 1 lanes and away from intersectionsWe hope we are wrong, but we feel the location of the new pedestrian crosswalk at mile marker 99.7 in Key Largo is ill-conceived at best and has the potential to cause harm and even death. The crosswalk is at a portion of U.S. 1 where traffic is at significant momentum. Its after the stoplight intersection at mile marker 99 from the south and as vehicles have already traveled unimpeded for miles from the north. Many drivers may not even notice the crosswalk until driving through it. The crosswalk is equipped with four flashing yellow signals that activate when a pedestrian pushes a button. There are two signals along each side of U.S. 1 between the Key Largo Holiday Inn on the oceanside and the Wendys restaurant on the bayside near Buttonwood Drive. For every driver who notices the signals and stops for pedestrians, there will be several who dont. This puts all involved in danger. Even if it is the pedestrian who doesnt get hurt, there is a serious risk that observant drivers will be hit from behind by drivers who dont detect the crosswalk or who dont care. It is also puzzling why the Florida Department of Transportation chose to run the crosswalk through a turning lane, forcing drivers to stop short and possibly causing rear-end crashes. But the real danger is for the pedestrian who trusts drivers to even see the crosswalk and stop once the walker pushes the button to prompt the flashing lights. The recurring phrase weve been hearing from those concerned is false sense of security. Its an apt description of the situation. There are places that make much more sense to put the crosswalk, including the mile marker 99 intersection where the CVS is in the median. If FDOT was intent on making the crossing at mile marker 99.7 safer, wouldnt a pedestrian bridge make a better option? But given the potential danger, we feel no crosswalk in that area would be better than keeping the one FDOT just installed. The ReporterBaseball Conchs make us proudCongratulations to the baseball Conchs of Key West High School just four wins away from a remarkable 11th state title. The diamond squad under coach Ralph Henriquez has returned to its former glory, and Thursdays 8-4 victory over St. Brendan in the regional quarterfinal shows this team is for real if its 25-3-1 record didnt already prove that. For years, Key West was known not only regionally and statewide but nationally as a powerhouse. Then, as with sports programs on all levels, there were some lean years. At least for 2014, those lean years are over. The regional semifinal game is against Gulliver Prep Tuesday at home at 7:30. Lets all don Conch red and fill the bleachers at Rex Weech Field and show our support, because at this stage, all of the Keys, not just Key Westers, should be rooting for this squad.Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThis is the new crosswalk in the Upper Keys. Many people believe it will cause more injuries to pedestrians and motorists, not make U.S. 1 safer for pedestrian. LETTERS TO THE EDITORModernize Mosquito ControlThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is undergoing a major relocation of its Stock Island to a Big Coppitt Key property and has the opportunity to organize in a manner appropriate to a small, modern utility. The board should use common sense and good organizational practice in establishing work locations, functional relationships and geographic identities. It should also anticipate continuing use of technology to reduce some manual tasks. Specifically, if Mosquito Controls office in Marathon, which has undergone a significant expansion of offices, is going to be the headquarters, then all core management departments should be located there. The new operations building on Big Coppitt should be limited to housing personnel with geographical responsibility in the Lower Keys. The idea of having the Finance Department work out of Big Coppitt because a few employees dont want to move is absurd and is contrary to good management principles. The Big Coppitt property should be sized for operations personnel only while recognizing that future technology, such as automated mosquito density counters and drones for breeding-area monitoring in mangroves, is likely. Mosquito Control should move forward with a modern, cost-effective organization rather than backwards to a bloated, inefficient utility that wastes our tax money. Concerned citizens should attend the next board meeting on May 21 at 3 p.m. in Marathon. Walter Drabinski Cudjoe Key
Booking a flight is often confusing, annoying and frustrating. Prices fluctuate so frequently that most vacationers cant tell if they are getting a good deal.We check multiple websites, often several times a day. Then, a few days after we finally do book that nonrefundable ticket, theres a sale, confirming that we overpaid. So when is the best time to book a flight? One travel site dug through the data and has an answer for us: Fifty-four days in advance. Well, except there are plenty of caveats.Airlines use sophisticated computer programs to analyze booking trends and constantly change prices to get the most money out of each flight. Thats why two passengers in the same row might have paid vastly different fares, depending on when they booked. Complicating matters is a bevy of fees added to help the airlines offset higher jet fuel prices.Thats why booking at the right time is so much more important today. The average cost of a roundtrip domestic ticket including baggage and reservation change fees grew to $378.62 from $351.48 in the past five years, when adjusted for inflation.That brings us to 54 days. For a study published in February, booking site CheapAir.com looked at millions of trip combinations, searching as far as 320 days in advance to one day prior to departure and every possible day between. Thats 1.3 billion airfares. The result: Fifty-four days in advance was the best time, on average, to buy domestic tickets. This is not a hard-and-fast rule, however. Airfares to popular vacation destinations tend to go up sooner. So flights to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Pensacola and Orlando were actually cheapest 75 days in advance, according to CheapAirs study. For Las Vegas, it was 81 days and for airports in Hawaii it was 87 days. Confused yet? Thats why CheapAir tried to simply things and come up with a more-general rule: The prime booking window is 29 to 104 days before departure. That fits with a report that the Airlines Reporting Corp., which processes ticket transactions for airlines and more than 9,400 travel agencies, including websites such as Expedia and Orbitz. That 2012 study found that the optimal time to book is about six weeks in advance. Fliers booking then paid about 5.8 percent less than the average domestic fare.Now, heres some bad news: The formula is completely different for those peak travel periods when everybody wants to fly. So if you still havent booked your flights to Europe for this summer, forget about it. The best time to buy those, according to CheapAir, was a whopping 319 days in advance.But at least you can start thinking now about Thanksgiving and Christmas travel. The cheapest day to book those flight last year was June 4 roughly five and six months prior to the respective holidays. Here are some other tips to saving:Look for connecting flights. Flying nonstop is ideal, but that convenience isnt free. Adding one stop could save $100 round-trip. Just leave plenty of time to connect.Be flexible with your dates. Use a flexible date search to find the cheapest days in a month to fly.Consider the 24-hour rule. U.S. airlines are required to let you cancel most tickets booked directly though their websites. (There are exceptions for those within a week of travel.) After you book, check the next morning and see whether the price fell. If so, call to cancel and rebook.After 24 hours, still watch for price declines. Any savings is typically wiped out by fees to change your reservation, ranging from $75 to $200. However, Southwest Airlines doesnt impose change fees and Alaska Airlines waives them up to 60 days before a trip. If fares on those carriers drop, you can get a credit for the difference. Saturday, May 3, 2014 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 60 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period April 20 April 26, 2014. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing Agent Selling Agent Big Coppitt 17 El Monte Ln* $85,000$85,0001Realty Executives Fla Keys/Darlene Thomas Realty Executives Fla Keys/Darlene ThomasBig Pine Key 3980 Hall Rd$360,000$340,000492Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Fred MullinsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Fred Mullins Lots 5&6 Newfound Hbr Rd $95,000$70,000481Century 21 Schwartz/Debra FarrellCentury 21 Schwartz/Moe Smyth 3984 Eugene Rd$359,900$350,000246Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessColdwell Banker Schmitt/Abby Oglesbee Lot 1 Joyce Rd* $49,000$31,183106Century 21 Schwartz/Rhonda WilliamsCentury 21 Schwartz/Rhonda Williams 3881 Joyce Rd$358,500$348,00086KeyIsle Realty/Debbie HalamaKeyIsle Realty/Debbie Halama 31118 Avenue I $278,000$268,50037Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileyInternet Rlty of the Fla Keys/Nate MeyerCudjoe Key 224 Sawyer Dr* $200,000$177,500151American Caribbean/Lynn HayesRE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jo Ann CookDuck Key 147 Iindies Dr$525,000$500,000723American Caribbean/Kristen Brenner RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Joe TownsendKey Haven 12 Cypress Trc$1,050,000$950,00093Compass Realty/Robert FrechetteTruman & Co./Spottswood, VazquezKey Largo 41 Jolly Roger Dr$689,000$630,000217Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling 599 Bonito Ave$252,700$275,207175Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling 94825 Overseas Hwy $58,000$50,00090Marr Properties/Lorie Leal, Tom RodriguezColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso 97652 OverseasHwy$620,000$618,00032Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Jamie Engel Island Equity Real Estate/Terri Bodker 20 Seagate Blvd$119,900$118,00015Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellKey West 3221 Pearl Ave$235,000$227,500414Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Joanne TarantinoPr udential Knight & Gardner/Joanne Tarantino 1500 17th Trc* $300,000$270,000399Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsKeys Commercial Real Estate/Gary Smith 3142 Northside Dr(1) $2,300$2,100361Prudential Knight & Gardner/Walter LeePr udential Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 415 MargaretSt$2,495,000$2,200,000202Truman &Co./Roger Emmons, Lynn KaufeltTruman & Co./Roger Emmons 2309 Flagler Ave$499,000$475,000163Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodDoug Mayberry Real Estate/Kent Ducote 415 Frances St$1,349,000$1,200,000127Truman & Co./Roger Emmons, Lynn KaufeltPreferred Properties/Mabry Binnicker 1524 5thSt$399,000$360,000111Sellstate Island Properties/Steven EidColdwell Banker Schmitt/Louis Paez 1800Atlantic Blvd$456,000$422,00084Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 401 South St$1,600,000$1,400,00075Preferred Properties/Laura McChesneyPreferred Properties/Corinne Held 2335 Patterson Ave$299,000$299,00057Doug Mayberry Real Estate/Dean TownsendD oug Mayberry Real Estate/Dean Townsend 3655 Seaside Dr$260,000$247,50057Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brian TribleColdwell Banker Schmitt/Alain Majeau 200 Sunset Harbor, Wk. 9$14,900$15,50050Sea Winds Realty/Donald HeislerIsland and Resort Realty/Patrick Lash 13 Sunset KeyDr$5,100,000$4,800,000195Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Robert CardenasE ngel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Robert Cardenas 3706 Roosevelt Blvd (1) $327,699$305,000509E ngel & Voelkers Fla Keys/M. Petro, M. MessinaSun Source Realty/Michelle BladesLower Matecumbe 117 Lisbon Ct$869,000$800,000108RE/MAX Keys Properties/Judy RossignolOutside Of MLS 76777OverseasHwy$150,000$150,000378Century 21 Schwartz/J. Smith, C. ReblBerkshire Hathaway Home/Miguel SolisMarathon 19 Sombrero Blvd$109,000$105,200347Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsAmerican Caribbean/Lynn Hayes 317 25thStreet Ocean$242,000$217,000165Island Breeze Realty/David GregoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessPlantation Key 87465 OldHwy$180,000$170,000262Century 21 Schwartz/Carol ChabinakCentury 21 Schwartz/Carol Chabinak 126MockingbirdRd$869,500$762,500272American Caribbean/Joy MartinOutside Of MLS FKBR 126 Indian Mound Trail$216,200$180,338188Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingOutside Of MLS FKBR 88540 504$259,900$259,90087Century 21 Schwartz/Charity ReblCentury 21 Schwartz/Rob Skeel 123 RidgeRd$350,000$350,00068Island Equity Real Estate/Holly HightCentury 21 Schwartz/Keith Allen 0 Vacant* $79,000$79,0000Realty World Freewheeler/Amy LindbackRealty World Fr eewheeler/Whitney TrentineSugarloaf Key 17154 Buttonwood Dr$634,500$590,000334Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Donna PezziInternet Rlty of the Fla Keys/Nate MeyerSummerland Key 23910 Overseas Hwy $349,000$330,000216Century 21 Schwartz/Susan RichAmerican Caribbean/L. 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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is blood plasma enriched only using the patients own platelets. This is delivered to the injured site which leads to the release of growth factors and cytokines that stimulate soft tissue and bone healing. Similarly, Stem Cells are undifferentiated cells that the body directs to become the necessary cells to heal or replace damaged tissue. Pattis Listing on Big Pine Key JUST SOLD! Ready to Buy or Sell in the Lower Keys? Call Patti Nickless & Associates to make it happen! 3786 Park Ave. Big Pine Key29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 Patti Nickless, CRS, SFRBroker Associate(305) 304-6949BestKeysAgent.comScan to View Visual Tours Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience. BusinessBest time to book flights: 54 days outAssociated PressCONSUMERSAssociated Press photo by DAVID GOLDMANA plane takes off over a departure board at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038Lloyd Flanders Outdoor Weather Wicker SUPER SUMMER SALE Embrace your national parksNational Parks Week just passed, but its never too late to take stock of our three beautiful national parks Everglades, Big Cypress and Dry Tortugas. Story, 2BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Now, Gulliver awaitsIn the state playoffs, with the baseball season on the line, its never too early to bring Steven Wells in from center field to pitch. Steven Wells has become the Mariano Rivera of the Conchs, said coach Ralph Henriquez. The Key West High senior, who normally comes in in the late innings as the closer, was brought to the mound Thursday night in the first inning after sophomore ace Greg Velez uncharacteristically allowed four runs and left with two outs and the bases loaded. Wells, fashioning an unheard-of 0.29 ERA, struck out the first batter he faced to end the inning. He then went on to pitch six shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out nine as the Conchs came quickly from behind and downed St. Brendan, 8-4, in a regional quarterfinal game.The victory before a Rex Weech Field gathering of thousands of red-shirted rooters ensured another home game Tuesday night before another gathering of thousands of red-shirted rooters.That regional semifinal game will be against Gulliver Prep (20-8), which defeated Florida Christian, 2-0, Thursday night. First pitch is 7:30 p.m. Henriquez was overwhelmed by the crowd. The place was unbelievable, he said. That was the old days 1994, , 20005 all over again. It was a thing of beauty. For Veliz, untouchable all season, the first inning was not a thing of beauty. He hit two batters and walked two, wildness that coupled with a throwing error by shortstop Jay Feathers led to four quick Sabres runs.Greg was tight, he was not himself, Henriquez said. It was a big stage for the kid.He brought in Wells because we couldnt let it get to 5-0. Key West quickly got a run back in its half of the first. Singles by Wells and Velez were followed by an RBI single by Hugo Valdes. When we got it to 4-1, I said, Were good, Henriquez said. The kids were confident. There was no pressing, no stressing, no going crazy in the dugout.But the Conchs did go crazy in their half of the second, when they scored five runs. Hunter Sellers, Anthony Henriquez and Feathers all walked to begin the inning. After Wells struck out, Andy Perez singled to drive in two runs to cut the lead to 4-3.The next two runs scored on a grounder by Velez and an error on a ball hit by Valdes. Brandon Presley drove in the fifth run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.The game stayed 6-4 until the Conchs got two insurance runs in the sixth on another RBI by Valdes and a balk.Wells didnt need the two extra runs. His performance was as impressive as the one he had turned in a week earlier against Gulliver in the district title game, when he pitched six scoreless innings and struck out 13. He has struck out 22 in 12 and a third innings.About 10 oclock, after Wells struck out the last batter and the red sea departed, the Conchs savored a 25-3-1 record and the realization that they were only two victories away from the Final Four in Fort Myers.Conchs beat St. Brendan, are four games awayBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEConch pitcher Steven Wells (left) and first baseman Hugo Valdes walk to the dugout after Valdes turned a line drive into a double play in the fifth inning Thursday night.Lady Dolphins close but fallA pair of first-inning defensive miscues were the difference between the end of the season and a stunning state Class-3A regional semifinal softball win for Marathon High School on Tuesday.The Dolphins lost, 1-0, at perennial power Westminster Christian School in Miami. The Warriors are a top 10 South Florida team in Miami Herald softball rankings and a favorite to win the state championship. Starter Jordan Roney didnt strike out any Warriors, but allowed only two hits and two walks, one of which was intentional, to a strong offensive team. We had a couple of errors in the first inning that led to the one run. But Jordan kept the hitters off balance with a lot of different pitches and threw them at the right time, coach Sean McDonald said. Westminster scored the games only run after a pair of infield errors put a runner on third base that was knocked in on a base hit. After the first inning, McDonald said the Dolphins played the best weve played all year defensively. Savannah Rodamer and Sacha Olivera made tremendous plays and our outfield made tremendous plays, he said.Offensively, the Dolphins had runners in scoring position in four of the seven innings but were unable to capitalize. Senior catcher Ashlyn Katz led the Dolphins with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, while calling her last prep game.All year long, shes called Jordans pitches and she did a good job [on Tuesday]. Shes a senior and were going to miss her, McDonald said. Marathon finished the season with a 13-14-1 record after deliberately opting for a challenging schedule. I think the schedule paid off in retrospect. We peaked at the right time for a game like that. Winning or losing, it was so close. They were disappointed to come that close to a team thats favored to win the state championship, McDonald said. McDonald called the season, his first leading the varsity program, a success. It was a lot of fun. It was a learning process for myself and the team and I felt like we came together at the end of the season, he said.Softball team nearly upsets the WarriorsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOFTBALLDolphins to embrace speedMarathon High School varsity football coach Paul Davis says stepping onto the practice field Thursday afternoon was like stepping back in time.The Dolphins began three weeks of spring practice in preparation for a May 21 exhibition game against Palmer Trinity School in Marathon.Im in my 40s and I feel like I can still play, he said. It felt real good. Theres no place like home. The school is different but its the same field I played on. Davis was a three-sport star for the Dolphins in the 1980s and was hired in March to replace longtime coach Lance Martin. Martin resigned after 12 seasons with a 61-61 record. Davis was the varsity defensive backs coach for the Conchs last season. We had about 32 guys show up for practice, which is right around what we expected, he said of his new team. We had guys all the way from seventh grade through 11th grade, he said. The players will spend their first three days of practice in plain clothes before moving to shoulder pads for two days and full pads after that. Right now we only have 20 days to do this, so we want to do three days of conditioning to get in the best shape we can, Davis said. These first few days are just finding out who wants to be on the team.Davis applauded the players effort and coaches enthusiasm on the first day, as the Dolphins attempt to rebound from a 2-8 2013 season.I thought our guys did a great job and everybody came out and worked hard. Everything is going to change and thats going to be the hardest part, Davis said. Players trying out will receive a playbook to help understand the new spread offense. Martin ran a runheavy Wing-T offense for the better part of the last two seasons.To me, with our size, if we put seven or eight guys in the box and go against bigger teams, youre defeating the purpose of making the other team spread the field, he said.A lot of speed is necessary to run the spread offense, a problem Davis said players could deal with during the summer.Were putting together a workout to help the guys work on their speed, he said.Davis said he plans to adjust defensively for the Dolphins lack of size by emphasizing pressure on the quarterback. The less time he has to throw, the less time he has to make plays, Davis said. Right now were trying to work on the simple things. The Spring Classic game at Marathon is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. May 21.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON FOOTBALL Marathon High football tryouts George Fantroy (front), Max Elliot (middle) and Alex Roca undergo conditioning drills during the opening spring practice on Thursday. New Coach Paul Davis said 32 players showed up for day one. Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY KEYS 100 is back on Overseas HighwayTeams can join more than 1,000 already-registered athletes to compete in the seventh annual KEYS 100 Ultramarathon Races scheduled May 17 through the Florida Keys.KEYS 100 racers navigate up to 40 bridges. Three competitions follow Overseas Highway: A 100-mile individual race from Key Largo to Key West, a 50-mile individual race from Marathon to Key West and a 100-mile, sixrunner team relay race from Key Largo to Key West.Top honors are awarded in each of the competitions. The overall event is a major annual fundraiser for the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. New this year, according to organizers, is a dedicated competition open to military teams. Awards are to be given to the top three military team finishers. An optional pre-race pasta dinner is set for 5 to 9 p.m. May 16 at Bogies Cafe at the Key Largo Holiday Inn, mile marker 100. Tickets are $12 per person (plus gratuity) for the all-you-can-eat buffet. A mandatory pre-race registration meeting for 100mile racers begins at 5 p.m.The 100-mile team relay and individual races are to begin May 17 at 5:45 and 6:15 a.m., respectively, on the sidewalk near mile marker 100 at the Divers Direct and Office Depot shopping center in Key Largo. The 50-mile ultra is to begin at 9:45 a.m. at mile marker 50 in front of the Marathon Garden Club. Nearly 75 percent of the race is to be run on bike paths, pedestrian bridges and service lanes, with the remainder facing traffic on road shoulders. All individual runners are to be provided aid station support with food, drinks and related items, or ice and water stops at five-mile intervals along the route. Races end at Key Wests Higgs Beach. Registration is $265 for the 100-mile individual race or $240 for the 50-mile individual race if received by May 13. Active military and first responders registering as individual runners or a relay team can receive a 20 percent discount. The six-runner team relay fee is $780 per team.To register, go to www .keys100.com.Runners cross entire length of island chainRUNNING
April 19 to April 27 was National Parks Week, designated by the National Park Service to celebrate the nations protected natural areas.The Keys have three national parks Everglades, Big Cypress and Dry Tortugas. So with neighbors of other national parks celebrating their local treasures, we figured its a good time to celebrate ours.Dry TortugasAlmost 70 miles west of Key West lay a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, and its legends of pirates and sunken gold. Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts ever built and the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere is the central feature.The Tortugas were discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513. Abundant sea turtles, or tortugas, provisioned his ships with fresh meat, but there was no fresh water the Tortugas were dry. Since the days of Spanish exploration, the reefs and shoals of the Dry Tortugas have been a serious hazard to navigation and the site of hundreds of shipwrecks.U.S. military attention was drawn to the Keys in the early 1800s due to their strategic location in the Florida Straits. Plans were made for a massive fortress and construction began in 1846, but the fort was never completed the invention of the rifled cannon made it obsolete. As the military value of Fort Jefferson waned, its pristine reefs, abundant sea life and impressive numbers of birds grew in value. In 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt set aside Fort Jefferson and the surrounding waters as a national monument.The area was redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992 to protect both the historical and natural features. It can be reached only by boat or seaplane. Where: Seventy miles off Key West. Call: (305) 242-7700.Big CypressThe first national preserve in the national park system, the 729,000-acre Big Cypress has a mixture of pines, hardwoods, prairies, mangrove forests, cypress strands and domes.White-tailed deer, bear, the Florida panther and rare bird species can be found here, along with the more tropical liguus tree snail, royal palm and cigar orchid. This meeting place of temperate and tropical species is a hotbed of biological diversity. The preserve includes 31 miles of the Florida Trail, which can be very wet in the rainy season. The Tree Snail Hammock Nature Trail is a short, self-guided trail located on Loop Road (mainland Monroe). Two scenic drives through the preserve provide leisurely wildlife viewing. Loop Road is a 26-mile, single-lane, unimproved road beginning and ending on U.S. 41. Turner River Road and Birdon Road form a U-shaped, 17-mile graded-dirt drive.Where: 33100 Tamiami Trail East. Call: (239) 695-2000.EvergladesSpanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is a wonderful subtropical preserve. It contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands and hardwood hammocks, as well as marine and estuarine environments.The park is known for its rich bird life, particularly large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and a variety of egrets.It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side.Everglades National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site, an Inter national Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of Inte rnational Importance. Where: Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park. Call: (305) 242-7711. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, May 3, 2014 L.A. 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Crossword solutionSolution to the April 30 puzzle. NOTICE OF WORKSHOP FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY BOARD ROOM 1st Floor 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040 WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014Insurance Workshop 10:00 a.m.This purpose of the Insurance Workshop is to receive presentation and discussion regarding FKAA Property, Liability and Casualty Insurance. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Cheryl Sargent, Benefits & Risk Manager, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 295-2211, email@example.com.Published Keynoter 5-3-14 NOTICE OF CITY OF LAYTON CODE BOARD HEARINGThe City of Layton Code Enforcement Board will hold a hearing at the City of Layton City Hall, 68260 Overseas Highway, MM 68 1/2 Layton, Florida 33001 on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The agenda is available at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Should a person decide to appeal any decision taken at the meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made (Section 283.0105 F.S.1995) Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should anyone require special seating or other accommodations, please call 305-664-4667 prior to the meeting so that arrangements may be made. THE CITY OF LAYTON Mimi Young, City ClerkPublished Keynoter 5/3/14 CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 City of Marathon City CouncilNOTICE OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 286.011(8), FLORIDA STATUTESNotice is hereby given that the City Council consisting of Mayor Dick Ramsay, Vice Mayor Chris Bull, Councilmembers John Bartus, Richard Keating, and Mark Senmartin, Acting City Manager Michael Puto, City Attorney Lynn Dannheisser, and Special Legal Counsel Tom Cloud will meet at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 6thof 2014 at the Marathon City Hall Conference Room, 9805 Overseas Highway in an Attorney-Client Session, pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, to discuss the following litigation: Grassy Key Beach Subdivision, Inc v. City of Marathon And Danise Henriquez, Monroe County Tax Collector Case No. 14-CA-56-M, pending in the Circuit Court for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and For Monroe County, Florida.The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or assistance, please notify City Clerks office (305) 743-0033 of such need as soon as possible. Published Keynoter 5-3-14 Living Park yourselfOUR ENVIRONMENT Photo courtesy UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDAThis is a boardwalk at the Pa-hay-okee Overlook of Everglades National Park. The trees are bald cypresses. Fort Jefferson (above) in Dry Tortugas National Park is pretty imposing. The massive fort itself is surrounded by pristine waters that provide among the best snorkeling anywhere. Visitors enjoy a ranger-guided canoe trip at Big Cypress National Park (left).Photos courtesy NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Saturday, May 3, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Honor our brave veterans and troops. Their dedication and sacrifice protect our way of life. Reserve Your Space Today! Keynoter 743-5551 Reporter 852-3216 E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Our deepest gratitude to our troops for their service. The Foster FamilyOrder Deadline is Monday, May 19.KeynoterPublication Date is May 24.ReporterPublication Date is May 23.Keynoter$28.00per squareReporter$16.80per squareBoth Papers$44.80per squareTwo square minimum when using a photo (shown below.) We honor James T. Fox for his service to our country.Actual Ad Size Congratulations to the Happy Sellers! Closings are a Breeze with David!! David Grego Owner/ Broker REALTOR, GRI www.IslandBreezeRealty.com 305-481-1296 Buying or Selling call David Grego TODAY! SOLD 12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 ART AMONG NATURE Sculptures are popping up at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden on College Road on Stock Island. More than a dozen local artists are installing their works among the flora and fauna. This is The Catch by Robert DAntonio. A reception for the show is planned for today from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through June. Layered vegan tart delivers bigDespite the simplicity of layered roasted butternut and herb tarts, the only ingredients are three vegetables and a few seasonings they deliver big flavor in a beautiful package. The secret is in the layering. Yukon Gold potatoes, onion and butternut squash are sliced paper thin, then arranged layer upon layer in a pan. As you stack, chopped fresh herbs are sprinkled between those layers, then the whole thing is roasted until the vegetables are buttery tender. The result is a delicious tart that is vegan, yet filling. A mandoline is the best choice for getting the vegetables paper thin. If you dont have one, use a food processor fitted with the thinnest slicing attachment. And if you prefer, sweet potatoes can be substituted for the Yukon Gold. What you need:1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme.1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano.1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary.1.5 teaspoons garlic powder.1.5 teaspoons kosher salt.Half a teaspoon ground black pepper.Four large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled.One large yellow onion.One medium butternut squash, peeled and seeded.Olive oil cooking spray. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a deep 7or 8inch round springform pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix together the thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Set side.Use a mandoline or food processor to slice the potatoes, onion and squash as paper thin as possible. Keep the vegetables in separate piles.Arrange a single layer of potato slices, slightly overlapping, over the bottom of the prepared pan. Spritz with cooking spray, then sprinkle a pinch of the seasoning blend over them. No need to season heavily. Top the potatoes with a few onion slices. The onion will break into thin rounds. This is fine. You dont need a full layer, just a scattering of slices. Top the onions with a single layer of butternut squash slices, slightly overlapping. Use your hand to gently, but firmly compress the layers. Spritz the squash slices with cooking spray, then sprinkle a pinch of seasoning over them. Repeat the layering and compressing in this manner, starting with the potatoes and continuing until the layers reach the top of the pan. You should use all of the potatoes and onion, but may have some squash left. Spritz the top with cooking spray, then sprinkle a bit more seasoning over the top. Cover with foil and bake for one hour, 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned, the sides have pulled away from the pan and a knife inserted at the center passes easily through the vegetables to the bottom.Remove the sides of the pan and let cool for five minutes before cutting into wedges.Start to finish: 2.5 hours (30 minutes active). Servings: Six. Nutrition information per serving: 260 calories; 5 calories from fat (2 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 61 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 5 g protein; 500 mg sodium.Recipes simple, but the taste cant be beatBy J.M. HIRSCHAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEAssociated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is the finished roasted butternut and herb tart. LIVING BRIEFSSunday fundraiser for cancer patientFriends of Marathon resident Cathy McKoy, who is battling bone cancer, have planned a fundraiser for Sunday to help her pay her medical bills.Sponsored by the Business and Professional Womens Club and Salon Blanco, it starts at noon at San Pablo Catholic Church on 122nd Street ocean. There will be a roast pork lunch, raffles, a 50/50 drawing and more.Art Center offers classes for kidsThe Key West Art Center is offering free art classes for children the first Sunday of each month starting this Sunday and running through Aug. 3. They run from 10 a.m. to noon and will be taught by Key West Art Center members. The first class will feature artist Maggie Ruley, who will help the children paint roosters and cats. The Art Center is at 301 Front St. Although the classes are free, preregistration is requested. Call 294-1241.Sheriffs Office has citizen academyThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office is holding what it calls citizen police academies in Marathon starting in May and is looking for people in the Marathon area who are interested in learning more about law enforcement and the agency. Classes are Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. starting May 7 and will continue through June at the Sheriffs Office aviation hangar at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Participants are asked to go on at least one ride-along with a deputy. Participants will get an introduction to patrol procedures, tour one of the jails, go through an exhibition of weapons and Tasers, learn about crime-scene investigations and learn about specialty units such as SWAT and the dive team.Interested? Call Capt. Gene Thompson or Lt. Derek Paul at 289-2430. Or send and e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.Postal workers collecting foodThats National Associa tion of Letter Carriers 22nd annual food drive the largest single-day collection of canned goods in the nation arrives May 10.Leave a bag or more of donated food at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up, and all donated goods will be brought to the Keys post offices for sorting and distribution to local food banks.Learn to podcast, promote your causeThe Upper Keys Mac User Group hosts Johnni Fazio on May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside. Fazio will talk about podcasting, and what it can do for organizations, businesses and individuals who want to promote themselves or their cause. No reservations required and the free session includes refreshments. Call 451-4601 for more information.Lions Club opens its yard for dogsDog owners seeking an Upper Keys place to allow their pets to run free have a good opportunity from the Key Largo Lions Club.An enclosed three-quarteracre lot behind the clubs headquarters on the oceanside (one block east of Overseas High way near mile marker 100) is an open space where dogs can run free. Lawn chairs, poop bags and a gate key are provided if owners join the club for a yearly $120 fee.Lions Club President Chris Sante came up with the idea and the club provided the 6foot chain-link fence. To find out more, call 451-1271.Fantasy Fest artwork soughtThe organizers of Fantasy Fest in Key West are looking for someone to design their next festival poster. The 2014 theme of the 10day festival is Animeted Dreams & Adventures. Whoevers poster is chosen wins $1,000. The design should combine elements of Key West with anime style, but inspiration from all forms of animation is OK. Submissions of all sizes will be accepted, but keep in mind the art must work on a poster 18 inches by 24 inches, and on T-shirts. Submissions must be received by June 20. Artwork must be original and will become the property of Fantasy Fest. To find out more, call 296-1817.Marathon plans kids summer campThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is signing up kids for its annual summer camps. It runs for 10 weeks and campers can attend all summer or in any combination of weeks. Its for kids ages 5 to 13 and begins June 9 and runs through Aug. 15. Cost is $80 per week. Family discounts apply for campers with brothers and sisters who attend at the same time. A variety of activities are planned, including two outof-town trips weekly. For more information, call 743-6598.Reef Relief signs up for Coral CampReef Relief in Key West has begun registration for its annual summer Coral Camp.Its for kids ages 6 to 12 and runs from June 9 through Aug. 15. Campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities including field trips around Key West. Campers also experience three days of snorkeling (one day practicing their snorkeling skills and two days snorkeling at the reef).Cost is $215 for one week or $185 per week for multiple-week sign-ups. Some scholarships are available. To find out more, call 294-3100 or send an e-mail to reef email@example.com.Food contest helps Literacy VolunteersThe Literacy Volunteers of America-Monroe County benefits from what is called the READ Food Tasting Garden Party May 10 at the Audubon House in Key West. Its a competition between the restaurants Michaels, Half Shell Raw Bar, Provisions of Key West and the Marriott Beachsides Tavern n Town.Admission includes five food tickets and a drink. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information call Mary at 3040578 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. YEARS OF SERVICE The Florida Keys chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four of its members at its April meeting at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. Honored were (from left) Orva Clubb of Big Pine Key, 25 years; Lois Stormont of Tavernier, 40 years; regent Virginia Spear of Tavernier; Jane Freund of Tavernier, 25 years; and (not shown) Martha Gammon, Key West, 25 years. The groups next meeting is on May 10. To find out more, call (305) 522-2254.
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Saturday, May 3, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)1:00, 1:30 (3D) 4:10, 4:40 (3D) 7:20, 7:50 (3D), 10:30, and 11:00 p.m. (3D) The Other Woman (PG-13) 1:35, 4:35, 7:35 and 10:35 p.m. Rio 2 (PG) 1:05, 4:05 (3D) 7:05, and 10:05 p.m. (3D) Captain America Winter Soldier (PG-13) 1:25, 4:25 (3D), 7:25, and 10:25 p.m. (3D) Heaven is for Real (PG) 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Transendence (PG-13) 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. A Haunted House 2 (R)7:40 and 10:40 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte (NR) 12:55 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Bears (G): 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Joe (R): 1:30, 3:50, 6:15 and 8:35 p.m. Dom Hemingway (R):4:20 and 8:50 p.m. The Lunchbox (PG): 2:15 and 6:25 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel (R): 1:45, 4:10, 6:40 and 8:45 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 All shows that start after 9 p.m. play only on weekends. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)12:30, 3:40 (3D), 6:40 and 10:00 p.m. (3D) The Other Woman (PG-13)1:45, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:55 p.m. Heaven is for Real (PG) 1:40 and 4:15 p.m. Captain America Winter Soldier (PG-13)7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Bogart Film Festival (NR) Two films from the Bogart Film Fest. Check www.bogartfilmfestival.comfor shows and times.Keys Movie Times 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070NOWALLDIGITAL!Check movies and show times at our WEBSITEwww.bbtheatres.comor call our 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLINE 853-7003 The Other Woman is a crushing mess The Other Woman, rated PG-13, 109 minutes, playing in Tavernier and Key West. Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and model-turnedactress Kate Upton as three women determined to get the best of a cheating husband, The Other Woman dominated the final weekend before the summer movie season kicks off. The trio, with supporting players Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), singer Nicki Minaj and Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty), knocked Captain America: The Winter Soldier out of first place, with ticket sales of almost $25 million. At 42, Diaz (Theres Something About Mary, Bad Teacher) still has the youthful, wholesome appeal that has built her career. And with the right script, she has proven she can charm an audience and carry a film. Unfortunately, this is not the right script. The screenplay by firsttimer Melissa Stack seems more suited for a TV sitcom than a full-length film. Filled with cliches, plot points that appear and disappear without resolution and revolting scatological humor, even Diazs charisma cant rescue this movie. Veteran director Nick Cassavetes (My Sisters Keeper, John Q) doesnt seem to know what kind of film he wants to make. The premise is one of empowering women who, after some trials and tribulations, realize they dont need a man to prove their worth. But it ends up a nearslapstick film filled with juvenile humor and silly pratfalls. In addition, the director unnecessarily includes some supposedly funny scenes that end up being simply disgusting a dose of laxatives leads to a particularly repulsive toilet scene and a graphic shot shows a huge dog leaving a nasty deposit on a living room floor. Nearly as offensive and obnoxious is the performance by Nicki Minaj as Lydia. Other than a voiceover part in the animated Ice Age: Continental Drift, this is her first bigscreen appearance and, hopefully, her last. With her garish makeup and campy delivery, Minaj kills every scene shes in. Thankfully, those scenes are few and far between. And in only her third film, Uptons performance is not much better. She plays yet another mistress, an airhead named Amber, and her Bo Derek-like slow-motion beach scene looks to be the only reason for her appearance. The biggest problem with the film is Leslie Mann (The Bling Ring, This is 40) as Kate, whose philandering husband seems to have mistresses around every corner. When she discovers his infidelity, Mann turns her character into a whining, crying, hysterical woman who becomes more and more annoying as the film progresses. Why anyone would want to befriend this neurotic woman is beyond comprehension. Only in the last few minutes of the film does she finally turn Kate around with some signs of maturity and confidence. But by then its too late Kate is simply unlikable and its hard to root for her. The movie pulled in a huge 75 percent female audience, with 65 percent of ticket buyers over older than 25. And in another example of the sometimes vastly different opinions between critics and audiences, the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes shows a lowly 26 percent of reviewers like it while audiences scored it a more-respectable 70 percent. One could hazard a guess that the 70 percent that liked the film were female and the other 30 percent were male. The clothes, shoes, cars, houses and scenery are gorgeous and may remind viewers of Carrie and her gang from HBOs Sex and the City. So while the target audience is enjoying The Other Woman, the 30 percenters might want to slip into the next theater and see Captain America again. Scenerys nice but the rest falls apartMOVIE REVIEW Elizabeth Mann, Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz cant rescue The Other Woman. Craig Wanous KeysFilm
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, May 3, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 1006300 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14-DR-352-K Catherine Austin, Petitioner and Derek Pierce, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Derek Pierce 3625 Seaside Drive # 407 Key West, FL 33040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Catherine Austin whose address is P.O. Box 784 Key West, FL 33041 on or before May 27, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. Your may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Las Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Published April 26, 2014 May 3, 10, 17, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1009458 NOTICE OF SALE B & B RECYCLING gives notice of foreclosure of lien and intent to sell this vehicle on May 28, 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. vin# 1GCDC14K4KZ200548 Published April 30, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1013009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 15TH DAY OF MAY 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 21, AMENDED PLAT SADOWSKI SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 77, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. The Property is also known as 835 96th Street Ocean, Marathon, Florida 33050. Pursuant to the CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: A be Citron; Tanya Citron; Joseph Sora and Louise Sora Plaintiffs, VS. Brandon Ginesi as Personal Representative of Estate of John L. Ginesi; Unknown spouse of John L. Ginesi; CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) NA; John Doe; JANE DOE, Defendants. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA000228-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of April 2014 A MY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published April 26, 2014 May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1013120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 14-CA-000030-P BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-51, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-51, PLAINTIFF, VS. CHRISTOPHER C. MILMOE, ET AL. DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Byron B. Brown RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS; 2200 SW 115th Terrace, Davie, FL 33325 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Monroe County, Florida: Unit U-8, BUTTONWOOD BAY CONDOMINIUM NO. 15, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official records Book 756, Page 1914-2007 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before May 26, 2014 or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk of the Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso at 305-292-3423, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040 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. Published April 26, 2014 May 3, 2014 Florida Key Keynoter Ad# 1018594 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday May 6 2014 at 8:00 A.M. at Hawks Cay Conference Center, Osprey Room, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published April 30, 2014 May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1022060 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell this vehicle on 0 5/21/2014, 09:00 am at 5590 3RD AVENUE KEY WEST, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. KMYSE4B425C005252 2005 DAEL Published May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1024207 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PARADISE TOWING, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles for cash on 05/17/2014, 08:30 am at 202 20th Street Ocean Lot # 25, MARATHON, FL 33050-2710, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PARADISE TOWING, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles are as is. All sales are final. 1FBJS31F2SHA43654 1995 FORD 3C3EL55H6XT202870 1999 CHRYSLER Published May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1024272 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / PRE-BID MEETING/ BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014538 SUGARLOAF AC REPLACEMENT MANDATORY PRE-BID May 15, 2014 9:00 AM, Sugarloaf School, 255 Crane Blvd, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042 BID OPENING -May 30, 2014 10:00 AM, MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.co m or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published May 3, 7, 10, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1024352 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the followin g : g ITB 2014534 Milk and Dairy Products BID OPENING -May 30, 2014 2:00 P.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.dem andstar.com or by going to ww w.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. A ll bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published May 3, 7, 10, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1024426 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-CP-000010-K IN RE: ESTATE OF EMIGDIO ANTONIO GIL a/k/a EMIGDIO GIL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EMIGDIO A. GIL, deceased, File Number 14-CP-000010-K is pending, in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 3, 2014. /s/ DANISE D. HENRIQUEZ, Personal Representative /s/ Harold E. Wolfe, Jr., Esq. Counsel for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 278297 2300 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste 302 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Tel: 561.697.4100 Fax: 561.697.4101 Published May 3, 10, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1024541 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-34-P Division: Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF ALVIN TOD GRIFFITH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALVIN TOD GRIFFITH, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2013; is p endin g in the pg Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: May 3, 2014. DOROTHY HOLLY GRIFFITH Personal Representative 130 Haviland Mill Road Brookeville, Maryland 20833 Urban J. W. Patterson A ttorney for Personal Representative Email: email@example.com Secondary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Published May 3, 10, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1025463 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on May 21, 2014 at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 102, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION 18-27(c) OF THE MONROE COUNTY CODE BY ADDING SECTION 18-27(c)(3) GRANTING AUTHORITY FOR MODIFICATION OF PARK HOURS TO THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; AND AMENDING SECTION 18-27(1)(1) TO INCLUDE BIG PINE KEY PARK IN THE SECTION ON PET REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE MONROE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 or voice impaired, call "711". Dated at Key West, Florida, this 30th day of April, 2014. (SEAL) A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1025541 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 5/19/2014 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. 2002 GMC 1500 YUKON 4DR VIN#: 3GKEC16Z02G224669 Published May 3, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter keys infonet.com keys infonet.com WOW LOOK !!! Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com YOU HAVE IT.
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