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Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 54 25 CENTS In LAttitudesNext weekend brings the Underwater Musical Festival, now a tradition, to the Lower Keys. Story, 4B Roofing haltedNesting terns on top of Trade Winds Plaza in Key Largo have forced the plazas owners to delay roof repairs. Story, 6A KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. stylish. FLAG FACEKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWGetting an early start on the July 4 holiday that fell Friday, Riley OBerry, 6, shows his patriotic colors Tuesday at a Little League game at the Key Largo Community Park. Mosquitoes swarming KeysMosquito swarms buzzing, biting and beyond aggravating flew to the Florida Keys this week on a wave of northerly winds. The phone has been ringing off the hook, Michael Doyle, executive director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, said with a sigh Wednesday.Winged hordes, including saltmarsh mosquitoes that catch winds that sweep them from the wild Everglades toward the Keys, surged beginning late Sunday, Doyle said. Were getting a lesson what the normal situation would be like in the Keys without mosquito control, he said. When we sprayed for adult mosquitoes [this week], the wind brings in a new batch.Residents recount stories of racing to their cars to beat bites, and fretting over the fate of outdoor pets. Most onshore outdoor activities have been affected. The situation is most dire in the Upper Keys although the Middle Keys also are seeing above-average mosquito counts. Duck Key seems to be hit especially hard. The president of the Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo pleaded for an aerial spraying before Friday. Most of our nearly 2,000 or so members and guests will have had their Fourth of July ruined, Ocean Reef President Paul Astbury wrote to Mosquito Control. Mosquitoes are no strangers to the Florida KeysWinds blowing them in from the EvergladesMOSQUITO CONTROLInvaluable church relic stolenWhoever stole an invaluable religious relic from a Key West church on June 20 is in the prayers of a senior church official. The first-class relic, a sliver of a toe bone of Saint Faustyna Kowalska, disappeared from its display at the Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea on Windsor Lane sometime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. that day.Longtime parishioner and current Saint Mary employee Sue Barroso was instrumental in procuring the relic in 1995 and its been on display at the church since. She said whoever stole it would be forgiven with no questions asked.We pray to Saint Faustyna every day that shell return it to us and forgive whoever took it. Thats what she would want us to do. Hopefully, we could obtain another relic [if its not returned]. Its a very lengthy process, Barroso said. Saint Mary Rev. Deacon Peter Batty said the church is known as a chapel of perpetual adoration. That means at least one employee or volunteer is on site 24 hours a day. But that didnt prevent the thief from stealing the relic, given to Barroso by Polish priest Father Seraphim Michalenko. He oversaw the cause to canonize Kowalska, a Polish-born nun who died in 1938 at age 33. Declared a saint by theParishioners want it back, no questions askedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT This is similar to the relic stolen from the Key West basilica. Like the one in Key West, its a sliver of toe in gold encasing. U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez was in no mood for mercy during Wednesdays sentencing for Dennis Zecca, a former U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada commanding officer who admitted in November trying to hire a hit man to kill a Marathon Realtor in December 2012.Despite numerous pleas from Miami defense attorney William Aaron, Martinez sentenced Zecca to the maximum 10 years in federal prison for attempting to arrange the murder of Bruce Schmitt.Zecca has not cooperated with authorities or revealed his motive but prosecutors say he had co-conspirators. The hit man was actually a federal informant wearing a wire.At Wednesdays hour-long hearing in Key West, Schmitt was the only speaker, other than Aaron and Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Coats. Schmitts statement:On Dec. 19, 2012, my life changed dramatically when I received a telephone call from Special Agent Patty Thompson of the FBI. You need to know that I was already acquainted with Special Agent Thompson because of a previous case involving an attempted extortion by a local Marathon businessman using a disbarred Key West attorney and a local Monroe County politician in an attempt to extortZecca gets 10 years for trying to kill RealtorBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS Schmitt: I thought FBI was probing extortion ZECCAAbandoned hound savedBlue-eyed Heidi eluded rescuers in Tavernier mangroves for more than a month despite her broken leg. The effort ended with a successful capture in a humane dog trap on June 28. Now the tan-and-gray hound mix seems well on her way to recovery. Shes absolutely adoptable, said Marsha Garretson, manager of the Key Largo Animal Shelter. She just needs to learn to trust people again. Shes been scared and living alone for a long time. Key Largo resident Mike Metzger spotted something gray darting between parked cars at Mariners Hospital, near the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative complex, May 28. He saw it was a tall but thin dog, obviously injured. She stopped, turned and looked at me, Metzger said. I dont usually get involved in things like this but I had to do something. He contacted the shelter staff, which then joined the search. We could see her back in the mangroves, Metzger said.We dont have a feral-dog problem here, Garettson said.Heidi was out around Tavernier at least a monthUPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWHeidi, a hound mix, is recovering at the Key Largo Animal Shelter after weeks or months spent living in woods and mangroves in Tavernier.See Mosquitoes, 2ASee Heidi, 2ASee Relic, 3ASee Zecca, 2ASuperboat races staying in KeysKey Wests Super Boat International races will remain in the Southernmost City through 2018. Tuesday, the City Commission unanimously approved a contract with SBI President John Carbonell despite opposition from one resident who said the financial trade-off isnt fair to the city. Key West resident Margaret Romero, who is running against incumbent Mayor Craig Cates in November, chastised the city for subsidizing a for-profit group in light of what she called low salaries for city workers. She called the decision abominable. However, as District V Commissioner Teri Johnston stated just before the vote: We are literally bringing in $30 million for a trade-off of $60,000 I think that a $30 million benefit to the community is certainly hard to ignore.Last year, Carbonell threatened to move the races, which take place in November, to Clearwater, saying Key West was basically a moneylosing proposition.City, Carbonell agree to deal for five yearsBy JESSICA MACHETTAKeynoter ContributorKEY WESTSee Superboats, 2ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
but the bug population varies from year to year, Doyle said. The summer of 2013 was very light, he said, after heavy infestations in 2009 and 2012.Late Sunday, winds in the Upper Keys shifted from the southeast to the northwest, says a district report. By the next morning, mosquito-landing rates in the Upper Matecumbeto-Key Largo area jumped immediately, from 0.1 mosquito landings per minute to over 8 per minute.The district uses an age-old technique to gauge mosquito density dispatching district inspectors to about 230 locations ever weekday. There, the inspectors count the number of mosquito landings on their body for a minute.For example, Upper Matecumbe through Key Largo landing-rate counts were over three times the average this week, at 10.5 mosquitoes per minute, the district says. The average this time of year for that area ranges from zero to two mosquitoes per minute, with spikes every few years.The mosquito count must reach certain levels, determined by location, before state rules allow spraying, Doyle said. State and federal regulations also now limit the number of times the district may use its preferred pesticides for adult mosquitoes.In the 1980s, we could spray every day if we thought it necessary, Doyle said. Now its two or three days a week.Weather conditions also have to be relatively calm to spray. Restrictions on adult pesticide caused the district to increase its efforts on killing mosquitoes in their larval state.Doyle said studies show that for more than a decade, the larviciding has killed approximately 80 percent of the mosquitoes in the Lower Keys before they emerged from the water.$150,000 from myself and my brother relating to getting a city of Marathon approval to sell beer and wine in our tenants Walgreens drug store.I was looking forward to meeting with the FBI hoping that there was a break in that case. What happened next was a shock and a surprise that I was not expecting. Special agent Thompson came to my office with three [Drug Enforcement Administra tion] agents. I was asked very directly, who do I know who would want me dead? I was flabbergasted. I had no idea where this was coming from. As the question sank in, I was only able to give one name prefacing my statement that it could only be this one person. When they pressed for more names, [I gave another] but qualified it as someone I would find very hard to believe could do such a thing. Schmitt did not say who the people were who involved in the extortion attempt were. As for the attempted hit, he asked Martinez to vacate the plea agreement and order a trial so Zeccas unnamed co-conspirators could be brought to justice. He said Zecca wasnt among the names he gave to the FBI as possible suspects.Addressing Zecca directly, Schmitt said he does not understand why you wanted to kill someone you dont know.Schmitt told Martinez he has many questions left for Zecca and law enforcement:Why a murder-for-hire charge has a 10-year maximum sentence when cocaine charges dropped against Zecca [charges filed when Zecca was arrested] carried life maximums. The drug charges were dropped.Why a deal was negotiated with Zecca to drop the drug charges, and why it was done without requiring Zecca to reveal his co-conspirators.Aaron, pointing to Zeccas 27-year Coast Guard career, argued that sentencing guidelines called for a sentence between 7.25 years and nine years. He estimated Zecca saved to 90 lives in his Coast Guard career and that his accomplishments should count for something.In addition, Aaron claimed that Zeccas alcohol abuse affected his judgment, which drew several chuckles from some of the roughly 40 onlookers. I dont think you flick a switch and become a murderer. Can you tell me why somebody would do that? Martinez asked. Zecca admitted hiring the hit man to shoot Schmitt to death on Dec. 21, 2012, in the back yard of Schmitts home after a Christmas party. Schmitt wasnt physically harmed, but did pose for a photo at the behest of the FBI to make it appear the murder was carried out. The murder plot was revealed while the DEA was separately investigating Zecca for drug dealing. Schmitt was not involved in that part of the investigation.Defense lawyer blames alcoholFrom Zecca, 1A KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, July 5, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.9382 SUN.9181 MON.9281 TUES.9281 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. 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After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSImmigrant smuggler gets 20-year stretchA federal judge handed a Miami-Dade County man a 20-year prison sentence Wednesday for being the mastermind of an immigrant smuggling operation. U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez handed down the sentence in Key West to Antonio Comin, 56. Comin was convicted of 50 counts of encouraging and inducing aliens to enter the United States, 47 counts of alien smuggling for private financial gain and one count of bringing an aggravated felon into the U.S. Evidence at trial showed headed an extensive organization that conspired to smuggle Cuban nationals into the United States for profit. In January 2012, the group successfully brought 29 Cuban nationals onto Big Munson Island in the Lower Keys following a high-speed chase with the U.S. Coast Guard. They grounded their boat on the island. Of the 29 Cubans, one, Rogelio Martin-Hernandez, had been previously deported back to Cuba after serving 22 years in prison for cocaine trafficking.In September 2012, another smuggling venture was attempted; however, the vessel ran out of gas near Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas. An attempt by Comin and his cohorts to save that trip was thwarted when a second vessel, carrying additional gas, broke down less than two miles from the smuggling vessel.The occupants of both vessels, including four codefendants of Comin and 21 Cuban nationals, were rescued by the Coast Guard. Seven co-defendants received prison but far less time than Comin. 10701 1st Avenue Gulf Marathon Amy PutoREALTOR Cell 305-766-1745 Toll Free 800-366-5181 ext. 6525 email@example.com.AmyPuto.comThis 2BR/2BA non waterfront home in Marathon JUST SOLD!Thinking of selling your property? 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Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West2014 sees more bugs than usualFrom Mosquitoes, 1A Larry Bleil, president of the Conch Republic Powerboat Racing Assoc ia tion, told the commission, If you look at the statistics, there are two large events in Key West, one is Fantasy Fest, and theres the offshore powerboat racing offshore championship. We bring in, documented, over $30 million from this event which, if you add in the taxes and revenue thats brought in, its huge.He reminded the commission that his group brought the races to the Southernmost City 30 years ago when there was a need for that kind of revenue.A group of businessmen in the community got together to bring this act because in November, the city was dead. The restaurants were dead, Bleil said. We were asked to bring this back seven years ago, and if you look at the statistics, the hotel rates, its gone through the roof. District III Commis sioner Billy Wardlow voted for the five-year contract between Key West and SBI, but did express concerns about rising costs for emergency services. Myself, I like to see the special events pay their own way, because when I was in the Fire Department, wed find ourselves in the hole come June or July because of overtime money, Wardlow said. The city manager would pull you in and wonder where your money went to. It went to go to Fantasy Fest, poker runs, boat races, everything else. I just want to make sure that the city is going to be covered with whatever expenses its going to cost us.Commissioners agreed to take up the issue during the budget process later this year so they could determine which operating budgets would contain cost allocations for the event.Under the agreement, the city would be responsible for about 55 percent of costs for security, police, emergency personnel, cleanup and other services. SBI would reimburse the city for the remaining 45 percent. In recent years, Cates said, that has cost about $60,000, with the city paying about $35,000 of that.City agrees to five-year dealFrom Superboats, 1A We didnt have any reports of lost dogs matching the description. We went door to door in the area but nobody knew a dog that looked like this.After weeks of trying to lure Heidi (named after a blueeyed shelter volunteer) with food and water, shelter staff set up its metal dog trap a desk-sized cage with a pressure plate that closes the door.First time weve had to use it in years, Garrettson said.For the few days the trap was set, Metzger volunteered to check it. I had great concern she would be caught in the trap in this heat for a long time, he said. I was going by every couple hours. After a few days that included a raccoon bycatch, Heidis wilderness spree ended last Saturday. Local veterinarian Clifford Glade confirmed Heidi had suffered a broken right front leg but the wound had largely healed itself. She was malnourished but in reasonable health. Her behavior, still skittish, shows Heidi used to be a pet, Garrettson said. She estimated the dog to no more than 2 years old. Somebody is going to get a very special dog, Metzger said. She has a lot of resilience to live out in the mangroves with a leg fracture.Heidi is getting betterFrom Heidi, 1A A pair of GPS units stolen in June navigated deputies back to scenes of the crimes.A Cutler Bay man, already in custody on charges of trying to drive off with a 26-foot boat in Key Largo, now faces several more felony counts, Monroe County Sheriffs Office reports say. Giovanny Lluis, 39, remains in the Monroe County jail with no bond allowed.Lluis was first arrested at 3:45 a.m. June 14 when Deputy Vaughn OKeefe stopped a red Chevrolet pickup truck near mile marker 97. The truck was towing a trailer carrying a 2003 Hydra Sports boat with twin 200-horsepower outboards, a package estimated to be worth more than $30,000.The trailers rear lights were off and the deputy saw clues suggesting the boat had been hooked to the truck in a hurry. When reached, the boat owner confirmed the trailer and boat had been stolen from a Peace Avenue residence, just off U.S. 1 near mile marker 94. A trailer lock had been cut off.With Lluis in custody on a grand-theft charge and a count of driving on a suspended license, Detective Yunier Galvez continued the investigation. After getting a warrant June 18, Galvez searched the impounded pickup and found two marine global-positioning systems, each worth several hundred dollars. He also found bolt cutters, tools, flashlights, gloves, a cooler, a depth sounder and an assortment of fishing tackle. The two GPS units were powered up with help from marine Deputy Nelson Sanchez and a Keys Marine Supply technician. The navigation systems dialed up their home coordinates and pointed officers to a Plantation Key home on Villa Bella Drive in Venetian Shores, and to a Peace Avenue home down the street from where the boat was stolen. At both residences, the owners said GPS units and other items had been taken from their boats. Galvez listened to a monitored telephone call Lluis made from jail and concluded the suspect was trying to find a buyer for the GPS units. New felony counts lodged June 20 and July 1 against Lluis include dealing in stolen property, grand theft, burglary of a vehicle and possession of burglary tools.CRIME FRONT LLUISBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgMore charges lodgedTarpon Harbour tries againIt appears the developer of a proposed 106-unit rental community in Marathon is making another attempt to convince the City Council to contribute valuable market-rate building permits to the project.The council in late May shot down the prospect of giving Tarpon Harbour, as the U.S. 1 development near mile marker 50.5 would be known, 19 market-rate units. In June, Palm Beach Gardens-based Eastwind Development President Jack Weir told the council its decision is a dealbreaker.This time around, it appears Eastwind Develop ment would ask the city for nine unit allocations and agree to secure 10 on the open market. Thats in addition to 25 rights it secured in purchasing the 12.86-acre parcel.City Planning Director George Garrett said the compromise would fall in line with the 1-to-4 ratio the city established in doling out its pool of 100 transient rental units awarded by the state Cabinet. Applicants could receive one unit from the city for every four existing on its site.The council was uncomfortable in May with the idea of surrendering allocations that are coming back into high demand after a yearslong economic downturn. But Garrett said hes included requirements for the units that would likely prevent future developments from making similar requests. What I did, to protect council, is I made a recommendation that it has to be a project proposing more than 50 percent affordable units, there can be no vacation rentals and that the affordables be deed-restricted in perpetuity, Garrett said. According to city documents, Garrett also included the provision that each of the units be required to be utilized for long-term rental tenancies, with a minimum lease of 181 days. Despite disagreeing with Weir on market-rate units, the council has all along recognized the need for a moderate-income rental complex like Tarpon Harbour. It voted 4-0 in May to grant the project a development agreement, conditional-use permit and 43 affordable-housing permit allocations. Tarpon Harbour would consist of 53 twoand threebedroom duplexes. Of the 106 units, 44 would be market-rate and 62 would be workforce housing. Tuesdays council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
The Marathon City Council may have postponed a decision until the fall on whether to bring its contracted Finance Department inhouse, but Mayor Dick Ramsay says hes intent on reducing the cost of the current contract.Ramsay said he and City Manager Mike Puto met Thursday with Bishop Rosasco & Co. owner Peter Rosasco and city Finance Director Jennifer Johnson to discuss that possibility. Johnson works for Rosacos firm.We discussed what kind of revisions to the contract Peter might have in mind in order to reduce the cost to the city, Ramsay said.He said Rosasco didnt offer specific savings but said he would have that information in time to share it with fellow council members at Tuesdays City Council meeting. Well have a reasonable number to hang our hat on at that stage of the game, Ramsay said. Rosascos firm has contracted with the city since 2003 for financial services and Rosasco was director for most of that time. He ceded that post to Johnson on April 22 after concern was voiced with his involvement in a Florida Keys Country Club hotel project. Bishop Rosasco & Co. has been paid an average of $499,629 per year from 2008 through 2013, according to figures provided by Rosasco to Councilman Mark Senmartin on April 22. Senmartin says thats too much and on June 10 called for the city to issue a request for qualifications and put the finance contract out to bid. Three of the five council members disagreed with the timing because budget season kicks off this month. Ramsay said the group also discussed the potential RFQ on Thursday. I think the encouraging part was [Rosasco] was more than willing to answer a future RFQ and felt that the city should in fact do that. The only issue was timing and we were not able to come to an agreement on when the timing should be, he said. Tuesdays council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center. Agenda items include:A discussion sponsored by Senmartin about the use of city credit cards.I think we need to have a little more oversight on it. Theres some policies that Im looking for the city manager to introduce, Senmartin said.In researching the true cost of Bishop Rosascos contract with the city, Senmartin uncovered what he thought were inappropriate charges on other credit cards. In particular, he said former city Manager Roger Hernstadt, who resigned in January, had repeated unnecessary charges. Roman Catholic Church in 2000, she was known to have visions of and conversations with God that she documented in a diary.Saint Faustyna was someone that established an understanding of the nature of the Divine Mercy of God. Theres a statute of her right outside the chapel, Batty said.According to the Vatican website, Divine Mercy undertakes the task of proclaiming and entreating Gods mercy for the world and strives for Christian perfection. Given that definition, Battys take on the theft should come as no surprise. Its such a small item that it would be very difficult to find it. We just wish the person who stole it well and pray for them. We wish they would bring it back, he said. Stored alongside two other relics in a gold reliquary, or display case, Batty said the relic is not prayed to, but it is revered.Batty added that whatever the motive for the theft, it couldnt have been for money.It has absolutely no monetary value whatsoever, but it has a great spiritual value, he said.Barroso said she was intent on securing the relic from Michalenko, with whom she attended a 10-day seminar in Massachusetts. He initially resisted her request.I asked him and he told me no. I couldnt help it and I got very upset. The day our 10-day seminar ended, he called me in the back and he gave me the relic. We were given the authentic paperwork declaring it a first-class relic, she said. There is no dollar amount. Its invaluable. 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Keys InfoNet.comCity limiting parking moreMonroe County residents who park in designated residential spaces in Key West will now have to prove they live in the city proper. The Key West City Commission unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that tightens restrictions on several hundred spaces throughout the city. Because Key West neighborhoods are often dovetailed with businesses, keeping residential spots open for true residents, and not people who drive in from islands northward, has been difficult to enforce, Mayor Craig Cates said. Weve got parking permits, $25 for a month for park and ride [at the garage at Caroline and Grinnell Street], and we have a $100 permits to park in anyplace downtown, Cates said. This is trying to take pressure off the neighborhoods where people are living and workers are coming down and parking there. Thats not designed for that. Residents will have an opportunity to replace their Monroe County decal with one that specifically says Key West when they purchase their auto tags. The decals are $10. The city will not mail them out.Cates said he has not gotten any pushback from out-oftown workers or local business.They have the option to buy a permit, he said. They were never supposed to park there. It wasnt for them, either, but there was no way to enforce it. District VI Commissioner Clayton Lopez asked John Wilkins, the citys parking manager, about residential areas that are now exempt from the residential requirement due to lack of sidewalks. Wilkins assured him steps were being taken to remedy the problem. Youre referring to areas that are included in the residential parking program that so far we havent really figured out a way to mark them on the street because they have gravel in the right of way, Wilkins said. They dont have a curb and gutter, and so we cant put down the residential parking marker. And unrelated to this ordinance coming forward, weve been working on that.Wilkins said under consideration is a plan to designate certain sides of a block, after coordinating with neighbors, for residential parking only.Were going to try that as a test, he said. Those signs have been ordered. The test is going to happen in the Virginia Street area and if it works, Wilkins said, it will be expanded into other areas. Lopez added that another problem area is William Street.Virginia Panico, executive vice president of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, says she has not heard member businesses complain about limiting residential parking spaces to city residents.Theyre going to have to adjust, she said. Most workers do not live in Key West; people drive in from all over. Now theyre going to have to buy a permit. Panico said the $100 monthly permits must be purchased in four-month increments and are non-transferrable. That can be expensive, especially for workers on a limited income.By JESSICA MACHETTAKeynoter ContributorKEY WESTSheriff: No open-container lawMonroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay is wary at best about the possibility of a law in Marathon that would ban open containers of alcohol proposed by Marathon City Councilman Mark Senmartin.The two have yet to meet and discuss the finer points, but Ramsay said he views such a law as potentially costing his agency time and money.Were looking to have a partnership, not have the city take their problems and dump them on the back of the Sheriffs Office, he said. Senmartin said he understands [Ramsays] point of view but still feels the city must address public drinking in various problem areas in the city. City Attorney Lynn Dannheisser prepared a draft ordinance that has yet to go before the council, but it says alcohol may be consumed from open containers in all zoning districts with the exception of those areas zoned mixed use-commercial, mixed-use maritime, Industrial-General and Industrial-Maritime. Like I told him, I had no input on what the penalty would be. [Dannheisser] came up with some language that is maybe standard in some other cities and thats what she incorporated in it, which is fines and prison time and subsequent offenses, he said. Proposed fines for violating the law would be $50 and jail not to exceed 10 days for a first offense. The fine would increase to $300 and jail for up to 30 days for subsequent violations. That type of enforcement concerns Ramsay, but Senmartin said he has a lessinvolved solution. I suggested they do destruction instead, to give the police the authority to dump it out. If it happened a couple of times, youd realize youre wasting your money standing out in the middle of the street drinking, he said. At first I was thinking confiscation, but with that its somebodys property. Theres paperwork and storage and what do you do with it? he asked. The council considered a similar law in 2011 but scrapped it due to issues with the Sheriffs Office enforcing it. The concern then was that the law would apply in residential areas, where residents could technically have gotten arrested walking across any street with an open container. Ramsay said another concern with the law would be officers knowing exactly where residents are and arent allowed to have open containers. How is a [deputy] supposed to know whats residential and commercial? We would never know if the person was or wasnt in an area where people could be drinking, he said.In addition, Ramsay said he wouldnt be comfortable skewing enforcement to problem areas like the bus stop on Sombrero Beach Road, and at 15th Street and U.S. 1.If you arrest somebody for drinking, its going to be all or none. Were not going to do selective enforcement, he said. Ramsay said it would be better to see what effect the councils decision last month to move the Sombrero bus stop has on concerns about public drinking. The pavilions and benches at the stop are well-known hangouts for the homeless, who often consumed alcohol there. Lets see what impact that has on it, Ramsay said. This has to be thought out. We dont want to react because were aggravated with the situation. We have to make sure were doing the right thing for the problem.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONRosasco open to talks about new contractBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
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Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYSome things never change like finding a safe harbor for your boat when a hurricane approaches. That whats these Key West men did, and just like today, theyre tying off to make sure the boat doesnt get blown away. This was in 1935 when the Labor Day hurricane killed around 400 people in the Upper Keys.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALTides turning for marriage equalityLETTERS TO THE EDITORTime to fix the roadOne of my favorite places in the village of Islamorada is that part of the Old Highway from Coral Shores High School down to the Pelican Plaza. Its such a great place for joggers, walkers and cyclists. It has lots of vegetation, it is away from the crowded U.S. 1 traffic, and it is just a peaceful place to enjoy. I was so excited when the sign appeared at the high school that announced that the resurfacing of the road would begin Jan. 13. Well, here we are going on the beginning of July and not even a single lane has been completed in this 3.3mile section. Remember when the crews were going to start in front of the high school first so that when school started the work would not interfere with the school traffic?Riding over the part of this section that so far has been resurfaced feels like a washboard. Hopefully, its not the final product. Completely aside from the obvious questions about the coordination and planning on this project and the inconvenience caused the public and businesses along this route, perhaps the most discouraging thing is that the chance to do some small things to improve this wonderful asset for the village while the construction is happening is being lost.Apparently nothing is being done to address the existing drainage issues. There is one spot that is a standing mud puddle that is always on the road several days every time we get the smallest amount of rain. Another spot that has been under water completely in heavy rains is where the Old Road rejoins U.S. 1 across from Founders Park. Isnt this the time to tackle these problems? Charles Thibos IslamoradaIRS is a scandalBack in the darker days of Chicago when guns and gangsters first ruled, Al Capone was king. Known for his violent temper and for a peculiar sense of fair play my way or the highway Capone was responsible for dozens of murders and was, perhaps, most notorious for the 1929 Valentines Day Massacre. Seven members of the rival Bugs Moran gang were murdered while Capone vacationed in Miami Beach.Through Capone, the Internal Revenue Service developed a fearsome reputation for swift law and order. It is still feared today, but not because it stands for law and order but because it has become a weapon of political retribution. A cloud of scandal and coverup hovers over the agency, which is being investigated for abuse of power. It has since exploded into a scandal within a scandal. The original accusation against the IRS was that it was targeting conservative organizations that were established under tax-exempt status. Congress subpoenaed Lois Lerner, who at the time was the IRS director of exempt organizations, to appear at a congressional hearing when information surfaced that she had declared at an American Bar Association meeting that her department was, in fact, investigating organizations with tea-party identifications. Lerner invoked the 5th Amendment as protection against self-incrimination.This month, Congress learned that Lerners hard drive containing her email from 2009 to 2011 malfunctioned and has been melted down for recycled parts. How convenient for partisans in the Obama administration to behave suspiciously and green at the same time.Would the IRS let a taxpayer off the hook for not filing an income-tax return because a computer virus erased relevant information? It is unlikely.Currently, there are six ongoing investigations of the IRS four by congressional committees, one by the Department of Justice and one by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. There are serious implications of government abuse against individuals as well as organizations.If the administration through the IRS has issues with the current criteria for assigning tax-exempt status, it should raise it with Congress, the elected officials who charged with establishing tax policy. Partisan government workers should play no role in that debate; nor should they try to circumvent investigations aimed at getting to the truth.For many, paying taxes is a painful process, but it is done in the belief that it serves an ultimate good. Once that good faith is breached, everything begins to fall apart. That is why it is so important that this investigation be done with all the due diligence and political impartiality possible on all sides. This will better protect the integrity of our institutions and, most important, our faith in good government which, poll after poll indicates, is waning.Helen Agguire Ferre MiamiCourts: Allow social mediaThe American Bar Association has just sanctioned the use of social media for attorneys in both jury selection and to monitor jurors during the course of the proceedings. In those cases, where both time and physical resources would make it practical to mine potential jurors websites or postings, the ABAs rule is both logical and necessary. When picking a jury, you are faced with asking complete strangers questions with the intent of learning about them and determining whether they can be fair to your client. By and large you are bound by their answers, never knowing whether they have been honest and straightforward with you, or to themselves. Their belief that they can be fair may be belied by their previous actions and certainly their comments. Having the ability to simply check things that they may have posted, comments that they have made, or positions that they have taken on issues is a much better way of finding out what these potential jurors are about, as opposed to asking the standard question and getting the usual answer. Many who sit as potential jurors respond to questions with answers they feel are supposed to be given as opposed to their true feelings. In essence, they conform to the group.The use of social media to see what these people really are about only can add to the potential that a jury will be fair and impartial. Anything that can add to that stated goal of the system is something that we should embrace and use.Daniel Aaronson Chairman emeritus First Amendment Lawyers Association Fort LauderdaleThe fight to defeat a ban on same-sex marriage in Florida is picking up steam. Namely in South Florida, specifically in the Keys and in Miami-Dade County. On Wednesday, the first significant salvo was fired when six same-sex couples, who in January filed suit in Miami-Dade seeking the right to marry, appealed to Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel to force Clerk of the Courts Harvey Ruvin to immediately issue them marriage licenses. That scenario is a first for Miami-Dade, but likely the beginning of a flood of similar appeals. Zabel says that she will issue her decision in the near future. Either way, shell be automatically appealed. Monday on Plantation Key, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia will be asked to allow Key Westers Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones to marry. They sued Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin, whose office issues marriage licenses, on April 1 when they were denied a marriage license. The suit challenges Floridas Amendment 2 a 2008 voter initiative pushed by the Republican-controlled Legislature that defines marriage in Florida as the legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Heavilin is not defending the case but state Attorney General Pam Bondi is. Like the Miami-Dade case, whatever Garcia rules for Huntsman and Jones, or for the state will likely be appealed. On the gay-marriage front, progress is slowly, but steadily, being made. Since a landmark Supreme Court ruling last year, bans on same-sex marriage have been struck down by federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah. Even Southern states that 150 years ago shed blood for the twisted right to keep people enslaved, and that 50 years ago strenuously resisted removing the shackles of Jim Crow laws, which the Civil Rights Act unlocked, are among those where same-sex marriage bans have been removed by federal courts: Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. In February, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued deftly calibrated guidance that when state laws relate to basic constitutional issues such as the equalprotection clause, attorneys general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before deciding not to defend them on the grounds that they are discriminatory. This is not a free pass, but as a result, attorneys general in Nevada, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California and Illinois have refused to defend their states gay-marriage bans. Bondi, who is also defending the Miami-Dade case, could have shown the same legal discretion. She points to the law, which she is sworn to enforce. The 2008 constitutional amendment says: The voters had the right to adopt this definition of marriage, just as they have the right in the future to change their minds and afford legal recognition to same-sex marriage, should they so choose, Bondi wrote. Still, this tide is turning, sweeping away same-sex marriage bans across the country. Sooner or later, the discriminatory barrier will fall in Florida. Miami Herald with material from the Keynoter.Plans to build an assistedliving facility in Key West are moving forward after a decade-long battle to accommodate the citys most vulnerable citizens.Key West Housing Authority Director Manuel Castillo updated the Key West City Commission Tuesday on a proposal that looks to develop a parcel of land adjacent to the Poinciana apartments at Duck Avenue and 17th Street.Castillo says the Housing Authority left a request for proposals it issued to build the facility open in case a different site could be used. The total plot is 22 acres; the Housing Authority wants to build on about three acres of that.Castillo pointed out that the city owns a portion of the property less than half an acre on which a law enforcement building is located. The Housing Authority is dedicating to maintaining a police presence there. The long and short of it is other properties that were conveyed at Poinciana were conveyed with a seven-year recoupment clause, he said. For some particular reason this building, which is much smaller, was conveyed with a reverter clause and did not have the cut-off period. A reverter clause says that if the parcel is not used for law enforcement, then the previous owner, the U.S. Navy, may get it back. However, Castillo thinks the Housing Authority can work around the clause, and hopes the city requests that the Navy convey the parcel to the Housing Authority free and clear. Were working with the developer to maybe incorporate [the law enforcement building] into the new facility, he said. The Housing Authority is amid negotiations with Key West Senior Development LLC, a subsidiary of American House Senior Living, which operates more than 30 facilities in Michigan and one in Bonita Springs. The city had also looked at proposals from the Jackson Development Co. and MIA Senior Living Solutions. When you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, Castillo said, they were very, very close. Where they differed was when you get into the financing. He explained that with Key West Senior Develop ment, there were no development fees to speak of. Everything was get the development done as economically as possible and then we make a profit in the operation of the facility, which is what I think were looking for. The 100-unit facility would house 100 to 150 clients, Castillo said, with 50 of those units being convertible to two-bedroom, twobath apartments. Ideally, the building would serve different purposes for different needs, from independent living quarters to fully staffed medical units for those who needed a constant-care, nursing-home type environment. The proposal allows 30 months for completion, but Castillo is optimistic a project can be completed sooner.We dont have a timeline set, but both sides are anxious and hopeful to get it done as quickly as possible, Castillo said. Time is money.District III Commissioner Billy Wardlow raised the question as to whether contracting services with Key West Senior Development would be a permanent agreement.Castillo said Jim Nichols, principal of Key West Senior Development LLC, has assured him throughout the negotiations process that he is confident in the services his company provides. He said to me, I dont care if the Housing Authority and the land with the building just contracts with us to operate it. If were not doing the job you want, well do something else. With that, Castillo said it is possible the Housing Authority might own the development and contract with Key West Senior Development to operate it. The deal comes on the heels of a failed project in which the nonprofit Florida Keys Assisted Care Coalition, in partnership with private developers, attempted for a decade to build senior housing on four acres of the 33-acre Truman Waterfront, ceded to the city by the U.S. Navy in 2002. The commission in 2008 granted the coalition a ground lease for the property fixed to a June 28, 2013, deadline for submission of a major development plan. That never happened, and the commission voted last fall to officially end the deal.Housing agency and developer getting closeBy JESSICA MACHETTAKeynoter ContributorKEY WESTAssisted-living facility back on trackThe total plot is 22 acres; the Housing A uthority wants to build on about three acres of that.
Its difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fireand-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Some in the growing industry are touting the battery-powered nicotine sticks as a way for smokers to save money in the face of rising taxes and prices for tobacco cigarettes. But it may not stay that way for long as states are increasingly looking to tax ecigarettes as they tax other tobacco products. A look at the costs of smokes and e-cigarettes shows the savings can vary a lot, depending on state cigarette taxes and the brand and style of e-cigarette used. But the bottom line is that e-cigarettes can generally make an expensive addiction cheaper. A note on health: None of this takes into consideration the potential costs of any health effects from nicotine addiction, which can be huge. Clearly, the way to save the most money is to kick nicotine entirely. And taking up either habit for the first time isnt going to be good for your wallet.The basicsThe devices heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Smokers like them because the vapor looks like smoke but doesnt contain the thousands of chemicals, tar or odor of regular cigarettes. Scientists havent finished much research on e-cigarettes, and the studies that have been done on their safety or ability to help smokers quit have been inconclusive. Some e-cigarette users, known as vapers, use ecigarettes as a way to quit tobacco, or to cut down. Others want to be able to get their nicotine fix in places where regular cigarettes arent allowed.But cost is increasingly becoming part of the equation as the average pack of cigarettes around the country tops $6.15, according to the Federa tion of Tax Administrators.Doing the mathSmoking is expensive. A pack-a-day smoker can spend anywhere from $1,500 a year in a low-tax state such as Florida all the way to about $5,000 in New York City, where a pack can run $13. On average across the country, the tab comes to about $2,250 a year. The first consideration for someone looking to switch is whether to use disposable models or a refillable. The refillable models promise more savings in exchange for a bigger up-front investment. Most disposable e-cigarettes say theyre equivalent to about two packs of cigarettes and cost $6 to $10 apiece, meaning theyd cost about $1,100 to $1,800 a year, for savings of several hundred dollars a year. The savings are bigger for rechargeable e-cigarettes with disposable cartridges. For an initial investment between $10 and $35 and cartridges that cost $2.50 apiece, smokers in an average state would save almost $1,800 a year. Theres also a more advanced option for the dedicated vaper: a tank system that is filled with vials of flavored nicotine mixture. They cost more up-front, from $35 up to about $200, but $8 worth of liquid can last about 10 days. That promises savings of up to $1,900 a year for the average smoker. The numbers for an individual smoker can vary significantly depending on their preferred cigarette brand, where they live, the e-cigarette brand they choose and how much liquid nicotine or cartridges they buy at a time.What vapers sayCigarettes were getting horribly expensive.... Ive thrown endless thousands of dollars away, said 52-yearold Jim Craig, of Salt Lake City, who switched to an ecigarette last year after smoking since he was 18. Craig, who was spending upward of $200 per month on cigarettes, said he now spends about $45 a month with his e-cigarette after an initial investment of $200 for a rechargeable battery and refillable tank. Hes been able to stash $100 per month in a savings account.What were going to do with that money down the road, I dont know, he said. I may save it for retirement ... or we might decide to take a vacation or something like that. Saturday, July 5, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com ATTENTION MONROE REGISTERED VOTERSHas your signature changed?If your signature has changed since the last time you signed a voter registration form, you should update your signature. This must be done by completing a Voter Registration Form. Forms may be obtained at Libraries, Municipal City Halls, Driver License Offices, State Public Assistance and Disability Offices, Armed Services Recruitment Offices or by calling the Monroe County Elections Department at 305-292-3416, 453-8740, or 289-6017.Have you moved?If you have moved, changing your address is now easier than ever... Changes of address may now be done by phone, fax or email. You must include your full name, new address and date of birth. Simply call the Elections Department at 305-292-3416, 453-8740, or 289-6017, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 305-292-3406.2014Election Dates to RememberElection Date Voter Registration Book Closing DatePrimary Election July 28, 2014 August 26, 2014 General Election October 6, 2014 November 4, 2014R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Electionswww.keys-elections.org Published Keynoter 7-5-14 REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE for the week of 6/22 6/28, 2014 SALES vs. LAST YEAR: 74 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) Key Price Price Days Listing Office, Selling Office, Address Listed Sold Listed Listing Agent Selling Agent Big Coppitt23 1ST St $233,000 $176,925 114 Allison James Estates & Homes/S. Miller Outside Of MLS 55 Boca Chica Rd $180,000 $170,000 96 Prudential Knight & Gardner/G. Esbensen At Home in Key West/Caroline BauerBig Pine Key30365 Falcon Ln* $90,000 $85,000 2205 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Banks Prevatt Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Banks Prevatt 31480 Avenue F $150,000 $115,000 211 Century 21 Schwartz/Ben Daniels Century 21 Schwartz/B. Daniels, J. Chaplin 353 Sandy Cir $459,000 $415,000 112 Prudential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman Wood Preferred Properties/Leigh Roach 2458 Orlando Rd $179,000 $179,000 103 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team Sharpe Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Thomas Mack 29683 Forrestal Ave* $225,000 $210,000 64 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen Gomez Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Christina ParkerCoco Plum185 Avenue G $799,000 $799,000 147 American Caribbean/Kim Rabito-Show Outside Of MLS Geiger Key255 Mars Ln $419,000 $408,000 234 Island Group Realty/Margarita Villoch Last Key Realty/Christopher SantryKey Colony541 8TH St $599,000 $580,000 183 American Caribbean/Karen Raspe Shoreline Properties/Alexis RossKey Largo0 Ellen Dr* $50,000 $45,000 814 The Blue Group/Laura Berni Marr Properties/Lorie Leal 258 Bay Dr $229,000 $220,000 462 Marr Properties/Terry Canto RE/MAX Keys Props/C. Lee-Talbert, J. Signor0 La Paloma Rd* $217,000 $206,500 410 Barbara Eads Realty/Barbara Eads Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 96000 Overseas Hwy $475,000 $450,000 291 Buttonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez Buttonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez 0 Tavern Dr* $49,000 $40,000 272 Century 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon Century 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon 50 Bonefish Ave $387,000 $320,000 243 Weichert, Realtors NuStar Assoc/Joe Vigo Century 21 Schwartz/Martha & David Noval19 Mangrove Ln $450,000 $435,000 224 RE/MAX Keys Properties/Diana Fiddes Entity Commercial Mgmt and R.E./W. Otto 105 4th Ln $499,500 $475,000 240 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Ocean Sothebys Intl/Kim Bagnell Thaler 96000 Overseas Hwy $749,500 $675,000 174 Buttonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez Outside Of MLS FKBR 1530 Ocean Bay Dr $265,000 $220,000 169 Century 21 Schwartz/Sue Sparkes Marr Properties/Stephanie Clark 16 Mangrove Ln $499,000 $485,000 151 Fortune International Realty/Pedro Riveiro Century 21 Schwartz/Linda Perloff 449 Barracud Blvd $479,250 $460,000 93 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Coral Shores Realty/Raymond Hinds 412 Collins St $229,700 $220,000 72 Premier Real Estate Sales/Salvador Castaner Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Alina Davis 325 Calusa St $149,000 $110,500 42 Weichert, Realtors NuStar Assoc/Joe Vigo Weichert, Realtors NuStar Assoc/Joe Vigo 0 Atlantic Circle Dr* $60,000 $65,000 20 Century 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon Century 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon 5 End Rd* $65,000 $57,000 30 American Caribbean/Evelyn Maldonado-Patt Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 155 Ocean Shores Dr $210,000 $210,000 0 Outside Of MLS FKBR Allison James Estates & Homes/D. BennettKey West500 Duval St (1) $5,000,000 $5,000,000 0 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner500 Duval St (1) $11,000,000 $11,000,000 0 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner3100 Flagler Ave (1) $8,500,000 $7,400,000 376 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner320 Grinnell St (1) $2,100,000 $1,820,000 189 Re/Max Keys Connection/Curtis Skomp Century 21 Schwartz/Jimmy Lane 1316 Laird St $1,495,000 $1,400,000 167 Compass Realty/Megan Behmke Royal Palms Realty/Rob Severin 1510 5th St $669,000 $635,000 149 Truman & Co/Roger Emmons Prudential Knight & Gardner/Karen Lane 806 Florida St $289,900 $277,000 124 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades 3334 Riviera Dr $998,500 $920,000 119 Royal Palms Realty/Scott Forman Compass Realty/Michael Behmke 1023 Johnson St $1,380,000 $1,050,000 103 Preferred Properties/Everett Watkins Preferred Properties/Corinne Held 1013 Truman Ave (1) $1,075 $43,200 92 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner2919 Harris Ave $490,000 $490,000 63 Bascom Grooms R.E./B. Grooms, L. Langton Richard Medlin 733 Love Ln $1,275,000 $1,200,000 66 Truman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt Truman & Co./Suzanne Moore 1800 Atlantic Blvd $579,000 $540,000 24 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoLong Key65821 Overseas Hwy $420,000 $400,000 229 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Marcie Wammack Coldwell Banker Schmitt/E. Zimmerman 104 Zane Grey Creek Dr $399,990 $355,000 116 Bayview Properties/Jack Murphy Bayview Properties/Jack MurphyLower Matecumbe227 El Capitan Dr $599,000 $590,000 327 Moorings Realty/S. Wampler, S. Ewald Moorings Realty/S. Wampler, S. Ewald 455 Palm Dr $785,000 $775,000 40 Ocean Sothebys Intl/Patti Stanley Marr Properties/Tom RodriguezMarathon542 Sombrero Beach Rd* $187,000 $160,000 255 Island Breeze Realty/David Grego Island Breeze Realty/Laura Hutt Lot 6 Camino Del Vientos* $64,900 $65,000 232 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joshua Mothner 999 98th Street Ocean $299,000 $280,000 218 Coldwell Banker Schmitt//Wanda & Bob Brock Century 21 Schwartz/C. Chabinak, R. 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In what appears to be good news to most area residents but bad for a vocal few, Islamorada will do nothing to limit boater access to about half a mile of waterfront off Lower Matecumbe Key. At the request of the Village Council, Village Attorney Roget Bryan drafted an ordinance in response to complaints by some residents in the Port Antigua, Sandy Cove and White Marlin Beach subdivisions about noisy, boisterous partiers, particularly on weekends and holidays. What Bryan came back with angered many residents, but he explained last week at the councils meeting that the law he wrote is the only option the village had without involving the state. Council members unanimously chose not to act on it after hearing comments from dozens of residents, most asking the village to leave the issue alone. The proposal called for a swim-only zone from the shore out to 300 feet. This would mean that no vessel not even a kayak or paddleboard would be permitted in the exclusion zone. Anything we talk about other than a swim area is not within your authority, Bryan told the five-member council. Options like excluding motorboats or placing markers showing where boats can and cant go would require the approval of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. That process could take more than 90 days and is subject to public hearings, Bryan said. The village of Key Biscayne is in the midst of this process following several incidents, including the death of a man who died after falling against a boats spinning prop while trying to push the vessel off a sandbar during a May 4 raft-up party. But during the June 26 hearing, most of the nearly 100 people who packed Village Hall at Founders Park made it clear that what is going on off Islamorada is nowhere near as bad as what happens off Key Biscayne and other areas of MiamiDade County. They also said the loud parties happen only a few times a year. The rest of the year, the offshore areas are quiet. Resident Bob Carpenter said even on busy weekends such as the Fourth of July a small percentage of boaters cause the problems, and any ordinance limiting access to the areas near shore would punish the lawabiding majority. Youre not addressing the problem, Carpenter said. This would impact 98 percent of the good boaters and not allow them to enjoy our resources. Lower Matecumbe Key resident Brad Dougherty agreed. Youre trying to shotgun blast everyone instead of taking a scope and addressing the issue, he said. Backcountry guide Matt Bellinger of Bamboo Charters took issue with the accusation that most of the troublemakers are from out of town, saying that on one recent weekend, almost all of the tickets written by police were given to residents. When you start screaming about how loud and rowdy it is, its all your rowdy neighbors, Bellinger said. He also warned area residents that closing the area would likely end up being permanent. Once it gets closed, its done, Bellinger said. Councilman Mike Forster, a restaurateur who owns Mangrove Mikes Cafe at mile marker 82, said he is wary of creating any ordinance that would discourage boaters coming to the Keys. We are a water-based economy, and hopefully boater-friendly, Forster said. Port Antigua resident David Webb said better law enforcement would be a better solution to loud partiers and litter. I dont want to be restricted from taking my flats boat out there with my grandson, Webb said. But more enforcement may not be realistic, said Monroe County Sheriffs Office Lt. David Carey. The Village Council already budget $60,000 this year in overtime to pay for a deputy to patrol the Lower and Upper Matecumbe Key areas. But for the most part, even the problem boaters arent breaking any laws.Unless we get a call for service, were out there to keep the peace, Carey said, noting the village does not have an outdoor noise ordinance. We can go and ask them to turn it down, but we cant make them turn it down. 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We can SELL YOURS TOO!Are you looking for an experienced, dedicated and hardworking professional to handle the sale of your property? Call me today 305-395-0814 www.SearchFloridaKeysHomes.com Nesting birds halt roof workA crop of least tern chicks put a temporary stop to roofing work at the Trade Winds Plaza in Key Largo on Tuesday.A local environmentalist contacted the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center after noticing work about to start at the Trade Winds Plaza, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Bobby Dube, an agency spokesman. Least terns, a protected migratory species of seabird, often nest on tar-and-gravel roofs since the quiet beaches they prefer have become scarce in Florida.Now they dont have a lot of other places to go, said Kayla Gainer, assistant rehabilitator at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier.Trade Winds Plaza, at mile marker 101.4, is a known rooftop nesting site for least terns. FWC Officers Mike McKay and Roy Bogue climbed onto the plazas roof to see if the pending work would disturb active nests. The environmentalists concerns were correct, Dube said. FWC officers located 15 active nesting sites with a total of 19 least tern eggs on the roof.Three live chicks and two dead birds were found in the search, joined by Wild Bird Center staff. The nests were not disturbed and the eggs were left in place, Dube said.Least tern babies dont do well in captivity, Gainer said. Thats why its always best to leave them in the nests with the parents.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ordered the Trade Winds roofing work to be postponed until tern nesting season ends in late August, Dube said. The building manager and the roofing contractor cooperated and compliance was achieved.State and federal biologists will monitor the situation, Dube said. Other Upper Keys buildings, like Bank of America branches in Tavernier and Key Largo and the Buttonwood Sound condominium, also host least tern nests, Gainer said.The Middle Keys have fewer known nesting sites for terns. Several commercial buildings undergoing redevelopment were ordered to install tar-and-gravel rooftops (a fading technique) to preserve nesting sites, among them Publix and Walgreens.Least terns are North Americas smallest tern.Trade Winds work delayed to late AugustKEY LARGO Photo courtesy FWCThis is one of the live birds found on the roof of Trade Winds Plaza.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com UNWANTED SIGN Members of the Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations conducted a roadside cleanup on June 23 and among their findings around mile marker 101.4 was this old road sign that apparently directed visitors somewhere. Turns out the state Department of Transportation sign was stolen from the 18-Mile Stretch of U.S. 1 three years go.Council wont limit boater accessSome complain about noise but others disagreeBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADA
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork No reason to whine when these refreshIncreasingly and especially as summer gets hotter wine lovers are being attracted to more roses. Story, 3BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment NEW LOCATION Fest honors salvor FisherThe late Mel Fisher, who sought and salvaged the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha is to be remembered July 10 through 13 during Mel Fisher Days. Fisher and his crew uncovered a $450 million cache of Atocha treasure and artifacts in July 1985 after a 16-year search. The galleon sank about 35 miles southwest of Key West during a 1622 hurricane. Fishers son Kim Fisher leads the continuing search for Atocha artifacts and treasures that still remain undiscovered. Fisher died in 1998, but the wreck is still giving up treasure.Festival highlights include a dock party with the salvage crew, behind-the-scenes tours of the Fisher familys private artifact conservation lab, a team treasure hunt and a street party that recalls Fishers exuberant spirit.Events are to begin at 11 a.m. July 10 dockside at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St. in Key Wests historic seaport. Fishers 100-foot treasure salvage vessel J.B. Magruder is to be on display while current and past crewmembers share memories and treasure tales. Among the evenings attractions are a pirate pub crawl and pirate ball with contest prizes including an Atocha coin. July 11 is to feature 45-minute guided tours of the private conservation laboratory at Mel Fishers Treasures, 200 Greene St., spotlighting the techniques experts use to conserve priceless shipwreck artifacts. That evening, the Amazing Mel Fisher Treasure Hunt is to take place in Key Wests Old Town with teams vying for a treasure chest containing $5,000 in silver dollars. The winning team is to beEvents include treasure hunt, artifact tourKEY WEST Mel Fisher shows off some of the bounty from the Atocha. This necklace, found at the Atocha site in 2011, was estimated by Fishers family to be worth $250,000.Behemoth TVs take offSupersized isnt just for french fries: Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think 65-inches and up.People are snagging big screens pushing sales of them up 50 percent in the past year while overall TV sales have faltered. As prices fall, hardcore TV watchers and video gamers are finding sets affordable that a few years ago would have been playthings for wealthier people.Jarvis Jackson, for instance, plans to spend up to $1,500 for a 65-inch TV with Internet capability. Jackson, who lives in Birmingham, Ala., says hell scale back on dining out and postpone other purchases to make room in his budget. You definitely can tell the difference between a 55inch and a larger-size TV, says Jackson. To get the right TV is important, especially when football season is coming up. Shoppers like Jackson are being enticed by new technologies like Internet capability that allows Netflix streaming, and Ultra HD screens, which offer a sharper picture. Falling prices have also made big screens more accessible to the average person: TV prices overall have fallen 9 to 11 percent, and the average price of a 50-inch TV is down $75 from two years ago to $573, according to research firm NPD Group. TVs are more affordable than theyve ever been, so a supersized TV today is still far less expensive than smaller screens were three or four years ago, says Jamie Bastian, a spokeswoman for Target, which expanded its selection of big-screen TVs to include 70-inch versions this year, up from last years 60 inches. Although TVs 65 inches or bigger account for just 2 percent of sets sold, theyre the bright spot in a market that has been slumping in part because more people are using tablets and cell phones to stream movies and TV shows. Overall, TVs 50 inches65-inch screens are not out of reach for manyBy ANNE DINNOCENZIOAssociated PressTECHNOLOGYSee Fisher, 2BSee TVs, 2BAll-stars rally for 11-7 victoryA late rally Wednesday sealed an 11-7 win by the Upper Keys all-stars over Doral in the Age 11-12 Little League District 8 Tourna ment in Key Largo.The victory evened the Keys record at 1-1 in the districts South Pool, heading into a game at 11 a.m. today against Homestead (1-1) at the Key Largo Community Park.We did a better job hitting the ball and getting on base, said Majors assistant coach Jason Richards. Kendall, emerging as the South Pools top contender, blanked the Upper Keys, 100, in the tournament opener Tuesday. The Keys lineup never solved Kendall mound starter Matthew Fernandez. On Wednesday, the Keys club delivered eight hits to outscore Doral (0-2).The game stayed close with the Keys hanging onto a 9-7 lead in the late innings. Zach Webb and Dylan Walters each doubled in runs to help the Keys pull away. Bryce Bynum got the pitching decision in relief. Walters was the starting pitcher.Homestead defeated Doral on Tuesday but fell short in a 2-1 pitching duel with Kendall on Wednesday. Todays games will set seedings for the South Pool playoffs, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in Key Largo. The pool semifinal winners earn a spot in the district semifinals July 11.The Key Largo Com munity Park hosts the Age 11-12 District 8 pennant game July 13 between North Pool and South Pool winners.The Upper Keys team in the Age 9-10 tournament was scheduled to play in the District 8 semifinals earlier this week (results pending at press time).The Age 9-10 district championship is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday in Key Largo.An Upper Keys squad in the Little League Juniors (age 13-14) district tournament was eliminated from competition June 28.LITTLE LEAGUEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Upper Keys hitter Zak Filpes (above, right) tries to dodge the tag after laying down a bunt but Kendalls first baseman makes the play. Kendall won the Tuesday game, 10-0. Upper Keys pitcher Bryce Bynum delivers a strike in Age 11-12 Little League District 8 Tournament play at Key Largo Community Park. Bynum got the mound decision in Wednesdays 11-7 win over Doral. The Upper Keys team plays at 11 a.m. today.Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOW Michigan man winsChris Costantino of Ypsilanti, Mich., won the $700 top prize in the adult division of the Burdines Waterfront Dolphin & Blackfin Tuna Tournament that ended June 29.Earning first place with a 26.0-pound dolphin, the parttime Marathon resident fished on the Kaya with his daughter Amanda Costantino, 23, who took third place and $200 cash for a 25.2-pound fish.The second-place prize of $350 went to Michael Genovese of Lantana, Fla., who also caught a 25.2pound fish but placed ahead of Amanda Costantino based on time. Genovese fished on the White Marlin .Ten-year-old junior angler Andrew Bronsord of Troy, Ohio, nearly swept that division, taking both the firstand second-place prizes for fish that weighed 19.4 and 16.6 pounds, respectively. He also caught the tournaments largest blackfin tuna at 9.2 pounds. Bronsord, whose winnings totaled more than $1,000, fished from the Tunaskin.MARATHON FISHING
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, July 5, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle ET TRADING Solution in the July 9 Keynoter ACROSS 1Final approvals 7Had to repay for 13Come into 20Total 21Bread for burritos? 22Break, as laws 23Pair of pooches synchronized dash? 25Lee of poetry 26Altar boy 27Broke the tape 28Language of southern China 30Vegas tip 31Angle iron 33Cold response 34Boss personal brewing ingredient? 38Malachite and magnetite 43Shoves off 46Swans Reflecting Elephants artist 48Dredge, say 49Guiding principles 50Blast off? 54Super Bowl XXXIV champs 55With a Little Help From My Friends singer 57Utah lily 58Rock follower? 59Molecule that carries energy: Abbr. 60Go, team! 61Not to mention 63Cub Scout leader 66Were boarding the elevator now, chaps! 74One-celled critter 75Rock producer Brian 76Temperamental TV pooch 77Water, chemically 78Old orchard spray 81Gp. led by a Grand Exalted Ruler 84Part of a flight 86Scared, maybe 87Natural source of a Massachusetts dairy product? 91Cry of triumph 93Yogurt flavor 94Dutch astronomer who lent his name to a cloud 95South American border lake 97Valentine figure 99Result of washing political dirty laundry? 102Theyre stuck in corners 104Flying A rival 105Breaking __ Hard to Do 109 carbs. 0 calories drink 113Prompt 114Tramp 117Trap 118Course that covers crop circles? 121More puffed up 122Way out 123Harvey of The Piano 124Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, e.g. 125Exodus challenge 126Eventually DOWN 11978 Peace coNobelist 2Big name in gas 3Concerned query 4Some rental agreements 5Just 6Let it be 7Prefix with meter 8Nipmuc home 9Bewitched witch 10Faculty boss 11Theres a statue of him outside TD Garden 12V-shaped slit 13Russian infant emperor, 174014Video game giant 15They may be roasted 16Panache 17Broccoli __ 18Ending for residents 19TV segment? 24Yamuna River city 29Drawing a bead on 32Light wood 33ESPN figures 35Dr. Learys turn-on 36Bible reading 37CEO, e.g. 39Formally end 40Give __ on the back 41Univ. staff title 42Bygone blade 43One whos all skin and bones 44Pindars Muse 45Tantalize 47One in a pack? 51Cafeteria carrier 52River of Florence 53Micheners The Bridges at __ 56English channel 60CD-__ 62Bill word 64Some retired faculty 65Reagan adviser Nofziger 67Sauce with sole 68Brew servers 69Dirty Harrys rank: Abbr. 70Dont look at me! 71If __ Hammer 72Type of acid found in Brussels sprouts 73Letter after eta 78SOS singers 79Good earth 80It will come __ surprise ... 82War on Poverty org. 83O.K. Corral brothers 85Justice Dept. staffers 86Just think 88Bridge opening 89One going on and on 90L.A. bus-and-rail org. 92Cacophony 96__ a Rainy Night: 1981 chart-topper 98Slim candles 100Catches up with old classmates 101African insect attracted to the color blue 103Pepper picker 106Page of music 107Against a thing, to a judge 108Panache 109ATM transactions 110Cross inscription 111Those caballeros 112Hardware item 113Pick in a trick 115Golfer Isao 116FBI agents 119Soft drink ord. 120Govt. property org. Crossword solutionSolution to the July 2 puzzle.and bigger accounted for 25 percent of the sets sold in the past 12 months, up from 14 percent in 2012. NPD expects the figure to reach 30 percent this year.The advent of flat screens and high-definition television prompted a rush to upgrade a decade ago, but things like 3D TVs have failed to entice buyers in recent years. But experts say Ultra HD is a simple enough upgrade to gain widespread adoption in the next few years.While overall TV sales have dropped as much as 10 percent annually since 2010, big-screen TVs have become the fastest-growing category.During the year that ended April, 800,000 65inch TVs or larger were sold, a 69 percent jump. That equated to a 50 percent increase to $1.6 billion in sales in a TV market totaling an estimated $18 billion. Lower-income shoppers are accounting for a larger share of the supersized TVs. In the year that ended in April, 61 percent of TVs 60 inches or larger were purchased by shoppers with household incomes of $75,000 or less, up from 45 percent a year earlier, according to NPD.Retailers are taking advantage of the demand. Amazon plans to feature some 100inch models this year, while Chicago-based electronics store Abt is expanding its warehouse space by nearly 30 percent, in part to accommodate bigger TVs.Best Buy is increasing its selection of 55-inch-plus TVs by 20 percent. But big-screen TVs come with hassles: Best Buy delivery people sometimes have to open the box on the customers front lawn or go through a patio door because the box wont fit through a regular door. Best Buy says a 55-inch Samsung TV weighs 37 pounds whereas a 75-inch Samsung TV weighs 83 pounds.I dont think anyone would have estimated the appetite for the size of these TVs, says Luke Motschenbacher, director of Best Buys TV business.Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the worlds largest retailer, is also beefing up its big-screens because of increasing customer demand. The retailer is allocating half of its TV wall to 50to 60-inch TVs this year, up from about a third last year. Its also offering 80inch TVs, including a $2,998 Vizio, in some stores. And Walmart.com is increasing its selection of stands to accommodate TVs over 60 inches. This year, at Wal-Marts Sams Clubs, nearly half of the TVs will be at least 55 inches, up from about 30 percent last year. Last year, the biggest TV that Sams Club sold in its stores was 80 inches. This year, it will sell 90inch TVs in some locations.Some TVs in box wont fit through doorFrom TVs, 1B Associated Press photo by MICHAEL CONROYJake Willis, home theater supervisor at the Best Buy store in Greenwood, Ind., talks with customer Landon Leichter at a display featuring a Samsung 78-inch curved television. announced July 12 during the Mel Fisher Days Sizzlin Street Fair, set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the 200 block of Duval Street. Activities include live music by the Spam Allstars, a silent auction, food and drink, a dunk tank, games and family fun. Also that day, salvage fans can view Fisher family videos of his early expeditions and attend the presentation of the Mel Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award. Events take place at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St.The highlight July 13 is a Midnight Gambler Poker Tournament that celebrates Fishers sense of adventure and optimism. High rollers are to compete from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. aboard Sunset Water sports Party Cat catamaran.Net proceeds from Mel Fisher Days festivities benefit Wesley House Family Services, which provides social services to families Keyswide. For specifics on event costs and the like, go to www.melfisher.com or call 296-6534.Private tours availableFrom Fisher, 1BFDA extends e-cigarette comment periodThe public will have more time to weigh in on a federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the public comment period slated to end July 9 is being extended a 30 days to Aug. 8 after getting lots of input on how to regulate e-cigarettes. Those are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. The FDA also proposed extending its authority to regulate cigars, hookahs, nicotine gels and pipe tobacco. In April, the FDA proposed banning sales of ecigarettes to anyone under 18, adding warning labels and requiring agency approval for new products. But the FDA didnt immediately place any marketing restrictions on e-cigarette makers or ban fruit or candy flavors, which are barred for use in regular cigarettes. The agency has left the door open to further regulations, but says it wants more evidence before it rushes into more restrictions. The Florida Legislature this year passed a law banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. In addition to mandating warning labels that say nicotine is an addictive chemical, the federal rules would require e-cigarette makers to disclose their products ingredients. They would not be allowed to claim their products are safer than other tobacco products. In addition, they couldnt give out free samples or sell e-cigarettes in vending machines unless they are in a place open only to adults, such as a bar. The agency has received more than 33,700 comments on the proposal. By comparison, it received around 176,000 comments on potential menthol cigarette regulations during a 120-day comment period. There is no timetable for when the FDA will issue its final rules, which could be shaped by the public input the agency receives. Many believe the final regulations will wind up in court. The market for e-cigarettes has grown from thousands of users in 2006 to several million worldwide and reached nearly $2 billion in sales last year. Tobacco companies have noticed that e-smokes are eating into cigarette sales, and they have jumped into the business, too. Smokers like e-cigarettes because the nicotine-infused vapor looks like smoke but doesnt contain the thousands of chemicals, tar or odor of regular cigarettes. Some smokers use e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking tobacco, or to cut down. Scientists havent finished much research on e-cigarettes, and the studies that have been done have been inconclusive. Still, some wonder whether e-cigarettes keep smokers addicted or hook new users and encourage them to move on to tobacco. And others warn that the FDA regulations could have unintended consequences.Some contend they dont help end addictionBy MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAssociated PressHEALTH MATTERS Keys InfoNet.com
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Its really amazing how people are drinking rose so much, says Michael Madrigale, head sommelier at New Yorks Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud restaurants. Before, two men sitting at a table would never be caught deaddrinkingrose and now you see it all the time. The stigma of rose being a wimpy wine and rose being white zinfandel and therefore a bad wine is gone and I think the European attitude has really taken hold. And while sunny Provence is the traditional home of rose (pronounced ro-ZAY) wines, theyre now being made and deliciously so all over the world. Take the Languedoc, which neighbors Provence in the south of France, and can be relied on for value roses. Wines to look for include the 2013 Domaine Fontsainte Gris de Gris Corbieres rose (Corbieres is an appellation in the Languedoc region) It is just dynamite, says Madrigale and the 2013 Chateau Viranel Tradition Saint Chinian rose. Most roses are made with red grapes, but the skins have been in contact with the fermenting juice for only a short time, hence the pink color. Syrah, grenache and cinsault grapes are typical in rose wines from the South of France, but all kinds of grapes can be used. In Washington state, where interest in roses is growing, winemakers are using grape varieties that originated in the Rhone region of France, including cabernet franc and merlot. A respected producer is Gramercy Cellars, while Treveri produces a sparkling rose. And how about a splash of New Mexico wine country? the Gruet Winery in Albuquerque sells a nonvintage sparkling rose for under $20; the more expensive 2010 Grand Rose also is worth trying. In Spain, where a rose is a rose is a rosado, Freixenet, the sparkling wine company, is launching a new line of wines under the label Mia that includes a fresh rose wine made from red bobal grapes grown south of Barcelona, as well as a sparkling moscato rose. Wine maker Gloria Collell tasted wine from all over the world to find out what people want and came up with the answer of something fresh and fruity with a touch of sweetness, but not cloying. People are looking for roses to enjoy on the terrace, to enjoy on the patio, she says. Meanwhile, back in Provence, producers continue to turn out delicious wines with some newcomers in the mix. That includes producers like Stephen Cronk, who moved with his family from London to a small town in Provence five years ago and put together a team, including an Australian winemaker, another innovation, to produce a rose under the name Mirabeau. Now available in 10 countries, the crisp and refreshing wines have won wide acclaim.Cronks nontraditional approach extends to marketing. You may have seen his YouTube video of how to open a wine bottle with a shoe.One of the big things that I believe in is trying to de-snob, or de-mystify wine, says Cronk, who has scores of other videos on his website, many of them meant to be fun ways to learn about wine. Most consumers love the product but are slightly intimidated by it. Wine shouldnt be at all intimidating. After all, who can be anxious when theyre drinking in the pink.Wines gaining more traction, the experts sayBy MICHELLE LOCKEAssociated PressLIGHT REFRESHERS Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThese rose wines are (from left) Domaine De Fontsainte, Scalabrone and Chateau Viranel. Bulk up classic BLTIn terms of flavor and texture, its hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, one of the most popular sandwiches in America. Trouble is, its not exactly filling. Ive always thought of the BLT as an air sandwich; it packs plenty of calories but demonstrates very little staying power. So here Ive rejiggered the traditional recipe in ways that simultaneously slim it down and bulk it up. Ive amped up the protein with a small piece of crispy breaded tilapia. A sustainable fish choice, tilapia has a mild flavor with a firm texture, which keeps it from falling apart in the sandwich. But any firmfleshed fish will do. Ive flavored the mayo with lemon and fresh basil. The standard lettuce of choice for a BLT is romaine, which I like for its crunch. But you certainly could swap it out for spinach or arugula. Finally, Ive sliced the pita pockets horizontally to form two thin rounds. What you need:Four slices bacon.Half a cup packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped.Half a cup light mayonnaise.Four teaspoons lemon juice.Four small tilapia fillets (about 2.5 ounces each).Salt and ground black pepper.Two tablespoons allpurpose flour.1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika.Three-quarters of a cup panko breadcrumbs.Two large egg whites.2.5 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil, divided.Four small wholewheat pita pockets, halved to form eight rounds.One beefsteak tomato, sliced 1/3 inch thick.Two large romaine lettuce leaves, halved crosswise.Heat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment. In a medium skillet over medium, cook the bacon until crisp, then transfer to paper towels to drain. In a small bowl stir together the basil, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Set aside.Season the fish with salt and pepper. On a sheet of kitchen parchment, combine the flour with the paprika. On a second sheet of parchment, spread the panko. In a shallow dish, lightly beat the egg whites. Coat the fish first in the flour mixture, then dip it in the egg whites, letting the excess drip off, then dredge in the panko, making sure the fish is well coated.In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat 1.5 tablespoons of the oil. Add the fish and cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about two minutes. Turn the fish, add the remaining oil and cook until golden on the second side, about another two minutes. Transfer the fillets to one end of the prepared baking sheet. Wrap the pita rounds in foil and place them at the other end of the baking sheet. Bake for 4 to five minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through. To serve, spread some of the basil mayonnaise on the cut sides of the pita rounds. Top four of the rounds with a piece of bacon, broken in half, a piece of fish, followed by some sliced tomatoes, a piece of lettuce and the second pita round, mayonnaise side down.Start to finish: 35 minutes.Servings: Four. Nutrition information per serving: 550 calories; 280 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 31 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 60 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 4 g protein; 890 mg sodium.Add some fish without adding unneeded fatBy SARA MOULTONAssociated PressTHE LUNCH BOX
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, July 5, 2014 Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. Deliver us from Evil(R): 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Tammy(R): 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 and 10:45 p.m. Ear to Echo (PG): 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, and 10:05 p.m. Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13): 12:45 (3D), 4:10, 7:15 (3D) and 10:30 p.m. 22 Jump Street (PG-13): 1:10, 4:15, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG): 1:40 and 4:30 p.m. Think Like a Man Too (PG-13): 7:40 and 10:40 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 The Grand Seduction (PG-13): 1:45 and 6:30 p.m. Jaws (PG): 4:10 p.m. Obvious Child(R): 2:00 and 6:40 p.m. Chef (R): 1:30 and 6:20 p.m. Citizen Koch (R): 4:20 p.m. The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13): 4:00 p.m. X-Men Days of Future Past 3D (PG-13): 3:45 p.m. Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 Transformers: Age of Extinction (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. Tammy(R): 2:00, 4:35, 7:25 and 9:50 p.m. Ear to Echo (PG): 1:35, 4:10, 6:55, and 9:20 p.m. Deliver us from Evil(R): 1:40, 4:25, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13): 11:45, 3:15 (3D), 6:45 and 10:15 p.m. (3D) Jersey Boys (R): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Keys Movie Times Everyone is invited to join the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce for the30th Anniversaryof the World-FamousUnderwater Music FestivalThe event is supported by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, which does a fantastic job promoting all the attractions the Lower Keys has to offer. The festival is sponsored by US 1 Radio, which broadcasts underwater using speakers contributed by Lubell Labs .Festivities begin at 6pm on Friday, July 11with a reception at Artists in Paradise in the Key Deer Plaza with hors doeuvres, home-made desserts, a Caipirinha bar (rum drink with a variety of fresh fruits to add) and a ukulele band to kick-off the 30th Anniversary in style!Only $10 per person if reserved by July 9 or $15 at the door. Call the Chamber at 305-872-2411VISA/MC accepted.Then put on your fins and don your snorkeling gear to go Diving With the Stars on Saturday, July 12 from 10am 2pmat Looe Key Reef. Contact any of the local dive shops to reserve a seat on their vessels. 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.comSHOWTIMES FOR WED. 7/2 WED. 7/9 Tammy (R) 2:00; 4:35; 7:25; 9:50Earth to Echo (PG)1:35; 4:10; 6:55; 9:20 Deliver us from Evil (R)1:40; 4:25; 7:10; 9:55 Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG13)2D 11:45; 6:45 3D 3:15; 10:15Jersey Boys (R)1:00; 4:00; 7:00; 10:00Theater hosts two symposiumsTheatreXP, which stages the Key West Summer Stage series, hosts two symposiums this coming week. The panel discussions are planned for July 8 and 11 at the Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. The free sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. Areas to be discussed in the interactive programs featuring Key West theater regulars are directing, scenic design, acting and writing. On July 8, the symposium kicks off with directors Joy Hawkins, Carole McCartee, George Gugleotti, Murphy Davis and Bowersox. The panel will be moderated by Quincy Perkins, who will lead a discussion on how directors pick a play, how they approach envisioning staging it, casting, rehearsals, dealing with sometimes quirky actors, and finally, production. On July 11, the symposium turns to scenic design those responsible for the physical environment you see on stage. Panelists include designer Michael Boyer, lighting designer Jules Conn and set dresser/propmaster Annie Miners.ONE NIGHT ONLY FOR A CLASSIC This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in the U.S. and, as part of that, several remastered works of the band are being released. That includes the movie A Hard Days Night, a film released in 1964. Its playing for one showing only at 8:30 p.m. July 5 at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. The general plot: The Fab Four head from Liverpool to London to perform on TV. On the way, Pauls grandfather has to be rescued from all kinds of silly incidents and Ringos missing just before the concert. Songs from movie include the title track, Cant Buy Me Love and All My Loving. Tickets expected to go fast are $8.50 for Tropic members, $11.50 for others. Go to www.tropiccinema.com. DIVE INTO THIS CONCERTDivers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the continental United States only living coral barrier reef while rocking to a sub-sea concert during the 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. Set for July 12, the songfest takes place at the Looe Key Reef, about six miles south of Big Pine Key. For the past three decades, the event has drawn several hundred divers and snorkelers each year to immerse themselves in the colorful marine environment. Themed Diving with the Stars, the festival is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and staged by Keys radio station WWUS 104.1-FM, known as US1 Radio. The music is broadcast underwater via Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef. The playlist typically ranges from humpbackwhale recordings to oceanthemed songs such as Jimmy Buffetts Fins, Donovans Atlantis and the Beatles Octopuss Garden. Participants might even spot whimsically costumed divers tooting their own horns on the ocean floor pretending to play underwater musical instruments like a trom-bonefish and clambourine sculpted by Keys artist August Powers. They can also glimpse Powers new Belushi Blue, a guitar-like fish sporting a hat and shades. Art and ocean lovers can meet Powers and view his creations, all combining elements of marine life and traditional instruments, during a pre-festival party set for 6 to 8 p.m. July 11 at the Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Keys Key Deer Shopping Plaza, just off mile marker 30 at U.S. 1. Cost is $10 per person if reserved by July 9 or $15 per person at the door.Divers and snorkelers interested in participating in the Underwater Music Festival can reserve space on boats run by Lower Keys dive operators or launch their own boats from public ramps and marinas. As well as offering unique enjoyment for dive enthusiasts, the festival carries a serious message of reef preservation. The broadcast incorporates diver awareness announcements emphasizing ways to enjoy the reef while minimizing impacts on the underwater environment.Looe Key is site of annual underwater festLOWER KEYS A guitarist and harpist perform at a past Underwater Musical Festival.
Saturday, July 5, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 1100372 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2014-DR-127-M Division: Family RICHARD J. MEDECK, Petitioner, and MARIA I. MARIN TORRES, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Maria I. Marin Torres Current Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of real and personal property, and for payments of support, has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Robert K. Miller, of CUNNINGHAM MILLER, P.A., Petitioners attorney, whose address is 2975 Overseas Highway, MARATHON, FL 33050, on or before June 20, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court at Monroe County Courthouse, 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. 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. DATED this 4th day of June, 2014. Amy Heavilin CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Published June 21, 28, 2014 July 5, 12, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1107796 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 5TH DAY OF AUGUST 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: Unit 125, Calusa Campground, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded on July 29, 1999 in Official Records Book 1589, Page 476505, among the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: CALUSA CAMPGROUND CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff vs. A LBERTO J. PEREZ; ROXANA M. LONDONO Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA001069-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 19TH day of JUNE, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) B y : Jennifer Settoon y Deputy Clerk Florida Statue 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 June 28, 2014 July 5, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1109811 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2014-CP-132-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EDWIN FRASER HARRIS, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration is pending in the estate of EDWIN FRASER HARRIS deceased, Case No 2014-CP132-K, by the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The decedents date of death was April 18, 2014. The name of the representative of the estate and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice was June 28, 2014, in the Florida Keys Keynoter. Person Giving Notice: DAVID GEORGE, Petitioner Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Samuel J. Kaufman Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email Designation for service: Service.Probate@samkaufman law.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published June 28, 2014 July 5, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1110234 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 5TH DAY OF AUGUST 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: Condominium Unit 506, CALUSA CAMPGROUND A CONDOMINIUM, together with an undivided interest in the common elements, accordin g to the Declaration of g Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1589, Page 476, as amended from time to time, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: CALUSA CAMPGROUND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff VS. JOSUE MENDEZ; FRANK HERRERA Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA001034-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 19th day of JUNE, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published June 28, 2014 July 5, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1110354 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 5TH DAY OF AUGUST 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: Unit Week 21 (Floating) in Condominium Unit Number 82 of Florida Bay Club of Key Largo, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded in Official Records Book 871, Page 1215, in the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all amendments thereto, if any, from 12:00 noon on the first day until 12:00 noon of the last day of the Unit Week, as numbered and defined in the Declaration of Condominium, which estate is to be part of a succession of estates in consecutive and chronological order as described in the Declaration of Condominium, it being the intent of this instrument that each Unit Week shall be considered a separate estate held separately and independently by the owners thereof for and during the period of time assigned to the Unit Week in the Declaration of Condominium, each Unit Week being succeeded by the next in unending succession governed by the Declaration of Condominium. A/K/A: 103400 Overseas Highway, Unit Week B2/21, Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: The Florida Bay Club Condominium Association, Inc. Plaintiff vs. Corrine M Johnson; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CORRINE M. JOHNSON Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 14-CA-000107-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 19TH day of JUNE, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk A ny 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 June 28, 2014 July 5, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1110437 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: CAP13219 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, CREDITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF YAMIEN JOULWAN, DECEASED; GERALYNN CASTANO; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 18, 2014 and entered in Case No. CAP13219, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, CREDITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF YAMIEN JOULWAN, DECEASED; GERALYNN CASTANO; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST in MONROE County, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A.M. on the 5th day of August, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 108, OCEAN REEF SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 75, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of June, 2014. AMY HEAVILIN As Clerk of said Court By: Jennifer Settoon As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notic email@example.com Published June 28, 2014 July 5, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1119725 NOTICE OF SALE Monroe County Sheriffs Office Notice of Sale of Surplus Vehicles The Monroe County Sheriffs Office will sell a number of surplus Vehicles by sealed bids. All bids must be received no Later than 10:00am Thursday July 24, 2014. The bids will be opened publicly at 1:30 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A list of vehicles to be sold may be viewed at our www.keysso.net website. Bidding instructions and required bid forms are available on the website or can be picked up at the Sheriffs Office Headquarters Building, Finance Division or by contacting: Johnnie Yongue 305 293-7477 Michael Griffin 305-293-7362 Monroe County Sheriffs Office 5525 College Road Key West, FL 33040 The property to be sold is open to public inspection at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Headquarters Building at 5525 College Road, Key West, FL at the following dates and times: July 15, 2014 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. July 17, 2014 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. The Sheriffs Office makes no representation or guarantee of mechanical condition All sales are, as is. All sales are final. Published July 5, 9, 12, 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1121343 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 7th DAY OF AUGUST 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 5, BLOCK 2, CROSS KEY WATERWAY ESTATES SECTION TWO, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, page 60, of the public records of Monroe County, Florida. And a 1984 SAND Mobile Home ID # FL1AD537005733, Title #20912967. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: REMBERTO HERNANDEZ; MARIA ANTONIA HERNANDEZ Plaintiff VS. JESUS P. PACHECO; GWENDY C. ANDRADE; CHRIS VECKER; DUSTINE R. RYBOVICH Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-001346-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 30th day of SEPTEMBER, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published July 5, 12, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1129131 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/18/2014, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 5TENL42N51Z840371 2001 TOYOTA LJ4TCKPBY075721 2008 JMST Published July 5, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1129853 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2011-CA001172K FANNIE MAE ("FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION") Plaintiff, vs. WANDA LOWE A/K/A WANDA S. LOWE; EDWARD W. LOWE, SR. A/K/A EDWARD LOWE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. 44-2011-CA-001172K, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida, wherein FANNIE MAE ("FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION") is Plaintiff and WANDA LOWE A/K/A WANDA S. LOWE; EDWARD W. LOWE, SR. A/K/A EDWARD LOWE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST in MONROE County, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A.M., on the 11th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, BLOCK 15, BREEZESWEPT BEACH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 4, PAGE 143, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18 day of June, 2014. AMY HEAVILIN As Clerk of said Court (Circuit Court Seal) By: Shonta McLeod As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notic firstname.lastname@example.org Published July 5, 12, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter All ads online at:keysInfonet.com ALLclassified adsonline @ keys info net.com All ads posted online at:keys Infonet.com
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, July 5, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad # 1130045 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 44-2012-CA001404-K THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-12 Plaintiff, v. YLEANA VURAL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FIRST STATE BANK OF THE FLORIDA KEYS; TENANT NKA TIMOTHY ALLEN Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated June 11, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA001404-K of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 21 day of July, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: ON THE ISLAND OF KEY WEST, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND KNOWN AS THE SOUTHERLY ONE HALF OF LOT 18, SQUARE 4, TRACT 30, ACCORDING TO DIAGRAM OF LAND TRACT NO. 30 OF W.D. CASH AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 13 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 18 AND RUN THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 18, A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN BEING DESCRIBED, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 18 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 18, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 18, A DISTANCE OF 46 FEET AND 3 INCHES TO SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 18, THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 18, A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHERLY OF SAID LOT 18, A DISTANCE OF 46 FEET AND 3 INCHES, BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 2923423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated at KEY WEST, Florida this 18 day of June, 2014 AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Monroe COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal) By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Published July 5, 12, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1130203 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-CP-000039-P IN RE: ESTATE OF WALTER HAMMOND COLLINS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Walter Hammond Collins, deceased, whose date of death was March 15, 2014. File Number 14-CP-000039-P is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 5, 2014. Personal Representative: WALTER HAMMOND COLLINS, JR. c/o PESETSKY & ZACK, P.A. 1031 N. Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Attorney for Personal Representative: ELLIOTT NOEL ZACK Florida Bar No.: 121727 PESETSKY & ZACK, P.A. 1031 N. Miami Beach Blvd. N. Miami Beach, FL 33162 Telephone: (305) 940-0023 Published July 5, 12, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1126224 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Over the Seas Properties located at P.O. Box 501371, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Over the Seas Realty of Marathon Florida, Inc. Published July 5, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter FOUND COCKATIEL on Wed., 6/18 in Stirrup Key. Has leg band. Call (305) 433-0043 to identify. FOUND LOVE BIRD around 22nd St. in Marathon. Call (305) 587-7526 to claim. LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? 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Saturday, July 5, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551RAINBOW REEF DIVE SHOP Busy Key Largo dive shop has immediate openings for fulltime office staff. Duties include answering phones, taking reservations, invoicing and equipment sales. Computer and dive experience a plus. Salary and bonus. Call (305) 451-7171.HOUSEKEEPERS needed in Marathon. Call 305-743-5275 Concierge/Marktg @ Hammocks MM48. 3 day shifts in lobby. Hourly + Com $. Drug Test, apply at front desk. Attn: Mike Kelly DROP ANCHOR RESORT is seeking a Housekeeper. Prev. exp. preferred, Spanish a plus. Apply in person @ 84959 Overseas Hwy. Front Desk Reservations Associate F/P with management potential for Key Largo Dive Resort, clean cut, non smoker, some nights and weekends send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.HOUSEKEEPERS for small family resort in Marathon 15-30 hrs per wk. Must be able to work weekends. Must speak English. Call Renee 305-433-1255 for more info. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, July 5, 2014 Your Florida Keys Center Console Headquarters! All the best Center Console models from Jupiter, Pursuit, and Grady-White in stock Expect the Best! BOAT SALES AND MARINA BOAT SALES AND MARINACaribee CaribeeVisit us: Mile Marker 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.664.3431www.caribeeboats.com Capt. Seth Hopp and I have never lost as many fish as we have lately fishing over one of our favorite Key West artificial reefs with our charter clients. We drop the baits deep, they get eaten by a large game fish and a battle begins. At some point during a few of these battles, a catastrophic failure occurs that causes our clients to experience the emotion of losing a large fish. The first question they always ask after the rod goes limp: What did I do wrong? We walk them through all of the different scenarios of what might have happened including the likely occurrence that something else may have ate it. Thats when their eyes grow big. There are fish down there that can actually eat the big fish I was reeling in? We smile, nod our heads and ask if theyd like to see what the big predators look like. But most of our clients dont want to spend the time fighting one large fish for what could be an hour or more. Rarely do we get to sting one of the alpha predators, so when Steve Pickens from Georgia called to book a charter that would be focused on big offshore wreck-dwelling predators, we couldnt help but get excited. He wanted to flat wear out his teenage kids Jessica, Jonathan and Joshua. A 7 a.m. departure meant Hopp and I would be prepping the Premium Time in the dark. I would be on the helm for the day and he would work the deck. We grabbed five frozen bonitos from the freezer and one bag of majua (glass minnows). I could tell he was excited and I smiled as I saw the sailfish dredge lying on the deck already knowing that we would be fishing the wreck basically in reverse big predators first and then take advantage of the distractions. A short ride of 20 minutes and a quick check of the drift was summertime easy, beautifully lined up. No wind, a minimum current and we were lucky enough to be the first boat on the wreck. Seth attached the dredge to the teaser clip and I dropped the port outrigger. He then put an entire filet of a mid-sized bonito down to the bottom, with the agreement that we would use the boat to pull the fish away from the structure. The bite was instant. With both motors in gear, Seth handed the rod to Steve and told him to grab it tight so he wouldnt lose it. The fish turned out to be a black grouper of quality size, but a distraction from the goal. However, you would never be able to tell by the smile on Steves face. Back to the wreck for another drift. During the next drop to the bottom, a couple of dolphin noticed the bobbing dredge dangling from our port rigger and swam over to investigate. Within seconds, Seth sent a live blue runner attached to a 20pound spinning outfit flying through the air in their general direction. The attack was vividly exposed on the surface, exciting the crew as the rod doubled and the dolphin attempted to clear the hook. It was another distraction from the goal but once again, you would never be able to tell by the look on Steves son Jonathans face when he proudly held the dolphin high for a photo. Drift three would be the key to meeting our original goal of fighting a large predator over a deep wreck. To spice up the presentation, Seth added a wire leader and a large blue runner to a conventional 30-class outfit. Now two rods were just off the bottom in hopes of hooking either a shark or Goliath grouper. Almost simultaneously, both rods doubled with heavy fish and we put both motors into gear for the 1,000-horsepower advantage. Joshua quickly put the rod that had carried the blue runner deep into the gimble of his fighting belt and started working his fish. Jessica was unable to lift her rod out of the rod holder. Drag peeling out on a 50pound class outfit means a big fish. Joshua finished his battle with a mediumsized amberjack that turned out to be the third distraction from the goal. As he smiled while holding the jack for a picture, Jessica was able to lift the rod out of the rod holder and start working her fish. We were getting close to success.Jessica never stopped her cadence, slowly lifting the rod and then quickly reeling down time after time, resting only when the fish pulled drag. An hour later, a big bull shark was at the transom close enough to the leader.Seth reached down and touched the leader just as the full-sized shark bolted toward the bottom, nearly pulling Jessica out of the boat. The snapping of the 50pound test main line signaled an end to a successful battle and we did it despite all of the distractions. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Keys West.Goal of huge catch finally realized for Georgia familyMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact:When Steve Pickens from Georgia called to book a charter that would be focused on big offshore wreck-dwelling predators, we couldnt help but get excited. Some distractions, but finally success Steve Pickens shows the black grouper, a nice fish by any measure. Ultimately, they got a bull shark.Dolphin contest nearsFor six years, midsummer fishing fans have styled the Islamorada Dolphin Tournament, set this year for July 11 through 13, as not just fun but also flexible. The tournament allows an unlimited number of anglers per boat, and not all anglers on each boat are required to fish the same day. Some can fish on day one and others on day two. Two fish can be weighed per day and the three biggest fish will secure a win. A guaranteed minimum of $10,000 in prize money is to be divvied up between the top boat team with the largest three dolphin weighed. Prizes also are awarded to the secondand third-place boat teams as well as the angler who catches the largest fish. In addition, prizes await the anglers who catch the largest blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, bonita, wahoo and kingfish. Kickoff and final angler registration is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. July 11 at tournament headquarters at the Smugglers Cove Bar, Restaurant, Resort & Marina, mile marker 85.5 bayside. Fishing days are July 12 and 13. Entry fee is $150 per angler or $650 per boat with an unlimited number of anglers. After June 21, entry fees increase to $175 per angler and $700 per boat. To find out more, go to www.islamoradacharter boatassociation.org or call 852-2102.$10,000 in cash to be paid out to the winnersISLAMORADA FISHINGTournament celebrates BrownAnglers whose passion is permit can pursue the wily sport fish in the name of the late angling legend Del Brown July 13 through 16. Thats when the Del Brown Permit Tournament honors the man who invented the Del Brown Permit Fly and caught more than 500 permit during his lifetime. The angler who catches the most total inches of permit on fly on the flats earns the title of grand champion. Awards also await the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and the angler who catches the events largest permit. The fly-only Del Brown Permit Tournament begins with a kickoff event and captains meeting at 6 p.m. July 13 at La Trattoria Oceanside, 3593 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. The angling action is scheduled July 14 to 16. Daily 6:30 a.m. breakfasts are scheduled at the Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 Overseas Highway on Stock Island, and boats can depart at 7:30 a.m. each day. Lines-out is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. daily, with post-fishing hors doeuvres and a cash bar available upstairs at the Hurricane Hole. An awards ceremony is to follow July 16s fishing and scorekeeping at the marina. The entry fee is $1,500 per angler. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete. Proceeds benefit the Jon Ain Memorial Fund at the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Ain, one of fly fishings top permit anglers and the organizer of Key Wests March Merkin tournament, died in 2012. To get the specifics, go to www.delbrown.com or call 744-0903 or (305) 360-6969.Anglers hope they can match permit masterOVERLINE Fishing days are July 12 and 13.