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Story, 1B VOTE Doc Dan ZiegforMARATHON CITY COUNCILPolitical Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel "Doc Dan" Zieg for Marathon City Council The hope: Fest isnt drenchedTo the weirdness of Fantasy Fest 2014, add wetness.A storm system percolating in the western Gulf of Mexico likely will head this way to soak the Florida Keys today through Friday, National Weather System forecasters predict.An abundance of moisture and a nearby front will result in well-above-normal rainfall chances, Alan Albanese, senior forecaster at the National Weather Services Key West office, said Tuesday.Its not going to be heavy rain all the time, Albanese said. But there is no doubt there will be localized heavy rain at times. Organizers of Fantasy Fest, a nine-day event running through Saturday, vow to press on with the theme Animeted Dreams and Adventures. All Fantasy Fest events remain scheduled, Fantasy Fest Director Linda OBrien said in a Tuesday prepared statement. Many events take place indoors where rain would not dampen spirits, she added. Rainfall could total several inches, forecasters said, but where and when were open to question. Weather could clear for Saturdays 7 p.m. parade down Duval Street, which typically draws tens of thousands of spectators. Less certain are Friday conditions for the Masquerade March, a highly popular event among locals. The march is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Frances Street entrance to the Key West Cemetery. Rainfall forecasts on Friday range from 80 percent to 100 percent, although time, strength and duration of the showers are unknowable. Decisions regarding out-Storm is brewing in the Gulf, Tuesday saw Middle Keys downfallsKEYS WEATHER By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Rain, 2A Thousands of people got zombified Sunday and peddled in the 2014 Zombie Bike Ride through parts of Key West. The annual event started in 2009 with a few hundred riders but now participants number in the thousands each year. The police-escorted bike ride started at Key West International Airport on South Roosevelt Boulevard and ended at Duval Street. For many more photos of the Zombie Bike Ride, visit www.Keysinfonet.com.Keynoter photos by WILLIAM AXFORDZOMBIES INVADE KEY WEST Rain slows early votingDriving rain and wind is keeping some voters from casting ballots through early voting in the Keys, which started Monday. The elections are Nov. 4. People dont come out in the rain, Monroe County Elections Supervisor Joyce Griffin said. They come down here to go swimming and diving, but if it rains, they wont leave the house. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 647 people had voted early at the polls. Monroe County has 51,342 registered voters. Early voting is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the Elections Office at 530 Whitehead St., Key West; the Big Pine Key library in the WinnDixie shopping center; the 100th Street Center at U.S. 1 and 100th Street in Marathon; the Islamorada library at mile marker 81.7 bayside; and the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside. Its also available Oct. 26, a Sunday, those same times. Ballots must be turned in by 7 p.m. Election Day at one of the three elections offices. As for absentee ballots, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 5,491 of 13,350 requested had been returned. They can be requested through Oct. 29.Tuesday showers saw few people head to the pollsELECTION 2014Keynoter StaffHotels at Triangle seeing some delaysThe reconstruction of four hotels along North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West, initially set to be completed earlier this year, wont be entirely finished until February. Reconstruction of the four hotels, the Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Lexington Hotel and Quality Inn, started in June 2013 when the Comfort Inn closed its doors. J.L. Woode, a development firm with offices in Charleston, S.C., and Chicago, initially owned all four original properties, according to Monroe County business tax records. However, Texas-based High gate Hotels now owns the four new, rebranded hotels.Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, said the first two properties, the Gates Hotel Key West and the Fairfield Inn, will open around Dec. 15. The next two, the Hampton Inn and the Hilton Garden Inn, will open around Feb. 15.A reason behind the delay in construction was not immediately made clear.The four hotels make up about 534 rooms, or 10 percent of all hotel rooms in Key West. Still, Weinhofer said that the properties needed to be upgraded and shes eager for the rooms to be back online.Its probably better that they did this all at once, she said. Weinhofer said the hotel construction has probably increased some of the rates at other lodgings. However, hotels up the Keys have not seen an increase in demand because of the hotel closings. Pam Bradshaw, general manager at Coconut Cay Resort & Marina in Marathon, said her resort has received its usual set of reservations, with a few lastminute bookings expected by the weekend. The midweek has been a little slower, I dont know why, Bradshaw said. Well get our last-minute rooms, though, and we should be filling up. Despite the Key WestFebruary set for the first ones reopeningBy ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comKEY WEST$1.4M bond for lobster suspectAn accused lobster poacher arrested Saturday needs nearly $1.47 million to get out of jail on bond. Jorge Vargas, 59, of Miami remains in jail in Marathon after Monroe County Judge Ruth Becker imposed the pricey bond about $5,500 for each of the 267 wrung lobster tails Vargas is accused of possessing on the water when he was arrested in the pre-dawn hours by Sheriffs Office Deputy Wilfredo Guerra. Having wrung tails on the water is illegal.Not helping Vargas cause are prior arrests in the Florida Keys for illegally harvesting hundreds of lobster, and a warrant charging him with failing to appear in court to answer a 2011 arrest.Vargas has been arrested multiple times over the past few years on the same type of violations, said Becky Herrin, Sheriffs Office spokeswoman. In October 2011, Vargas was booked after reportedly being found in possession of 274 undersized lobster about a half-mile from where heJudge imposes high bail for past actionsCRIME FRONTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Photo courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICEThis is part of the haul for which Vargas was arrested Saturday.See Lobster, 2ASee Hotels, 3A
A random U.S. Depart ment of Labor Occupa tional Safety and Health Administration inspection found two workplace-safety violations at Thornburgh Construction Co. of the Florida Keys this past June. The department issued violations for them on Sept. 2, one for an employee working on top of an extension ladder without a life preserver next to the water and the other for an employee working on top of a ladder that was on a boat, creating a fall hazard.The violations took place at the Ibis Bay Beach Resort on North Roosevelt Boulevard. The construction company was installing a lamp and pole above an existing sign on the property.Lindsay Williams, a spokesman for the Depart ment of Labors regional office in Atlanta, said OSHA puts an emphasis on places that operate within the construction industry because of a higher than normal injury rate. The violations were fixed on the spot, Williams said. The employer removed the ladder and a life preserver was retrieved and made available for employee use. The construction company, based on Sapphire Drive, was initially issued $4,400 in fines but paid a reduced fine of $2,640. Antonio Osborn, listed as the president of the construction company according to state Division of Corp orations records, said via e-mail that the documents are self explanatory. Thornburgh Construc tion was officially cleared of all violations Sept. 19. door events will be made on a case-by-case basis, organizers said. Revelers [should] monitor Fantasy Fest social media sites for changes or cancellations. Those sites include facebook.com/FantasyFest, and twitter.com/FantasyFestKW. Key West city officials and fest planners were meeting this week to develop contingency plans. From the citys standpoint, were prepared to do whatevers needed, spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. The National Hurricane Center dispatched a hurricane hunter aircraft Tuesday afternoon to see what was happening in the storm, then located near the Yucatan.The disturbance could strengthen into a tropical cyclone, but that is far from certain, said Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen.Its like going to the doctor and he tells you there might be something there, Feltgen said. It may be nothing but maybe you should get an MRI. Thats what were doing, going to see whats there. Fantasy Fest has been damaged by fall weather before, most notably in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma caused the Halloweenthemed event to be held in early December. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, October 22, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8274 THURS.8175 FRI.8175 SAT.8575 Forecast: Expect cloudy skies with showers likely.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.The 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. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to a reporting error, Saturdays edition contained the incorrect day the Key West Planning Board voted for a moratorium on medical marijuana centers. The board met last Thursday.Also, Key West City Manager Jim Scholls proposed contract, which was considered for renewal Tuesday night, is for one year. We stated otherwise. A story about new 65gallon recycling bins in Marathon and Key Colony Beach contained incorrect information. Marathon Garbage Service bought around 7,000 of them for a combined cost of about $350,000.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSCollege open house planned Oct. 30Florida Keys Community College has planned an open house for prospective students and their families for Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the campus on College Road on Stock Island.Its designed to introduce future students to the academic programs available at the college and provide guidance through the enrollment process. The regular $30 application fee will be waived for those who submit an application at the open house.Prospective students can meet faculty, staff and current students who will provide information about academic and career training programs; financial aid and scholarship opportunities; learning support resources; and student clubs and activities. Concurrently, family members will participate in a forum led by college President Jonathan Gueverra. RSVP by calling Laura Estevez at 809-3247. HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail.NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:30 P.M., the Islamorada, Village of Islands Village Council will hold a public hearing at Founders Park Community Center located at 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following items:A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF ISLAMORADA, VILLAGE OF ISLANDS, FLORIDA, CONSIDERING THE REQUEST BY INTERSTATE COMMERCE OF FLORIDA, LLC. FOR MAJOR CONDITIONAL USE APPROVAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 13,478 SQUARE FOOT RESTAURANT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 83413 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY OCEANSIDE ON UPPER MATECUMBE KEY WITH REAL ESTATE NUMBER 00403980-000100, AS LEGALLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A; WITHIN THE TOURIST COMMERCIAL (TC) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSMITTAL OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF ISLAMORADA, VILLAGE OF ISLANDS, FLORIDA, CONSIDERING THE REQUEST FOR VARIANCES FROM SECTION 30-852 OFF-STREET PARKING OF THE VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ALLOW FOR A REDUCTION IN OFF-STREET PARKING AND SECTION 30-854 LANDSCAPING FOR OFF-STREET PARKING TO ALLOW FOR A REDUCTION IN LANDSCAPING FOR OFF-STREET PARKING BY INTERSTATE COMMERCE OF FLORIDA, LLC; ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 83413 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY OCEANSIDE ON UPPER MATECUMBE KEY WITH REAL ESTATE NUMBER 00403980-000100, AS LEGALLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A; WITHIN THE TOURIST COMMERCIAL (TC) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSMITTAL OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE A copy of the items may be reviewed at the Planning and Development Services Department, Islamorada Administrative Center & Public Safety Headquarters, 86800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Village of Islands, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Affected parties may appear at the public hearing, be heard and submit evidence with respect to the application. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made by the Islamorada Village Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, prepared by a court reporter at the appellants expense; such record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA Assistance: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of that disability should contact the office of the Village Clerk at (305) 664-6412 at least three days prior thereto. Two or more committee members from various committees may be present at this meeting. Cheryl Cioffari, AICP, LEED Green Associate Director of Planning Published 10/22/14 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 ISLAMORADA, VILLAGE OF ISLANDS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING THE CITY OF KEY WEST Code Compliance HearingSpecial Hearing Cases 14-1218, 1219 and 1369Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The regular hearing will be held on:Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTY number at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3731 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 10-22-14 O M Bbtn bf DnrbnFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 AT 1:00 P.M.FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOM Published: // The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ FRINS Katy L. Frins, 73, passed away on October 16, 2014, at her home in Tavernier, FL. She was born in Ft. Pierce, FL on May 9, 1941 to Abe and Lucille Thomas. She is survived by her husband Joe; her sister Frances of Ft. Pierce; her children Jay Frins (Lisa); Terri Meulenbers; and Barbara Pinder (Henry); and her grandchildren Jake, Hank, Trevor, Devin, and Frankie. A private service will be held per the familys request. Anyone who would like to make a donation, please send to St. Jude Childrens Hospita Please come and join the farewell celebration for Donny and Kathy Melau, Margie Birdsell and some of their various pooches. It will be held at The Elks Club in Tavernier, Saturday, October 25th beginning at 11:00. There we will gather together to take their ashes out to Kathys fathers favorite fishing place; Percys Hole, bay side near the mouth of Tavernier Creek. Some boat space is available but, any one who is willing to offer additional transportation to this final resting place would be greatly appreciated. There will be a light lunch afterwards. Obituaries & Memorials Upper Keys: (305) 852-3216 Marathon Key West: (305) 743-5551 Officials hope rain wont comeFrom Rain, 1A was arrested Saturday at the Fiesta Key Marina, near mile marker 70. Guerra spotted Vargas aboard a white skiff off Long Key around 4 a.m., apparently pulling traps and separating lobster tails, according to a Sheriffs Office account of the Saturday case. Lobster must be brought to shore in whole condition. As the deputy watched, the man threw two bags full of wrung tails onto the shoreline from his boat, then returned to the bay where he continued pulling traps, the report says. When Vargas returned to shore, he backed his pickup truck up to the dock; Guerra detained him and checked the catch. Vargas was caught with 267 wrung tails. Of those, 246 were undersized, Herrin said. Multiple charges include possessing undersized lobster, exceeding a recreational bag limit and possessing wrung tails on the water. Vargas is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 4. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.Past offenses trigger bondFrom Lobster, 1AFour charged in phone theftsA cell-phone tracking device led to the arrests of four Miami men on numerous felony theft charges early Sunday morning in Key West. Yordan Hernandez, 33, Angel Toral, 52, Jose Carvajal Lopez, 27, and Jorge Ernesto Fiorenzano, 27, are charged with a combined 105 felonies, including dealing in stolen property and grand theft less than $5,000. Theyre being held without bond. Two women called police from Sloppy Joes Bar at Greene and Duval Streets and reported their phones were stolen from their purses while they were dancing. Officer Deandre Morris wrote in a report that when she arrived at the bar, one of the women, from Port St. Lucie, was holding a third persons phone, who let her use it to track her phone. The third persons phone pinged the womans phone at Whitehead Street and Truman Avenue. At that point Morris, asked the three to go with her while she tried to find the phone. While they were driving in the police car, the phone then pinged at Truman Avenue and Simonton Street, then at Truman and White Street, then on North Roosevelt Boulevard and First Street. When they arrived, they saw a black Infiniti sport utility vehicle with four people in it (the suspects). Toral was the driver. The SUV took off, apparently when the suspects saw the police, and they were finally found at North Roosevelt and Kennedy Drive. The SUV was searched and inside, according to Morris report, were 14 stolen cell phones. Police were able to return nine of the phones to their owners because they, too, had other phones tracking them. Also in the SUV were a Bulova watch and keys to a Mercedes.Combined, the Miami men face 105 feloniesBy ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT Cops: Woman stole credit cardA Key West woman was arrested Friday after allegedly stealing a Pennsylvania womans credit card and ID, according to an arrest report. Molly Sobota, 32, was arrested at 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd., the city police station, and charged with at least 10 felonies, including credit card fraud and grand theft less than $5,000. She faces up to 25 felonies, according to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office inmate log. Sobota is being held on $25,000 bond. Miranda Bohn, 28, who was staying at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort on South Roosevelt Boulevard, reported her wallet stolen Oct. 13. Detective Janeth Calvert said in a report that Bohn had fallen asleep outside the hotel around 3 a.m. Soon after waking up, she found more than $200 in credit card charges, including $94 at Dions on her M&T Bank card, and $72 at a Shell gas station and $49 at a Walgreens on her Bank of America card. Bohns Dooney & Burke wallet, valued at $150, $30 in cash and her Pennsylvania drivers license were also gone. A day later, Key West police Detective Stephen Mitchell reviewed video surveillance of the illicit purchases and issued a beon-the-lookout order. Sobota, a clerk, according to jail booking information, and a man with whom she was with, Jeremy Joseph Snyder, 34, matched the descriptions of the people making the purchases and were arrested Friday by Calvert, who saw them walking along Duval Street. Snyder, whose previous Keys arrest history includes soliciting to sell cocaine at Virginia and Whitehead Streets, is being held without bond as a fugitive, pending extradition to Michigan. Sobota is scheduled for arraignment before Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones Thursday. Both Sobota and Snyder have lived in Key West since June 2014, bouncing between different hotels and couches after their liveaboard boat sank, police wrote in their report.Purchases seen on videotape, lead to arrestBy ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comCRIME FRONTConstruction firm finedBy ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comKEY WEST VARGAS
A proposal to turn Florida Keys yard waste into a renewable energy source could save Monroe County more than $6 million over the next decade. It also might not work, Monroe County commissioners cautioned at a Friday meeting in Key West. Right now, were dealing with clouds.... These guys have nothing in the state of Florida, Commissioner George Neugent said of a proposal from Energy3, a Maryland firm pitching a gasification process to handle local yard waste. Commissioners agreed to allow county Sustainability Program Manager Rhonda Haag to continue research into Energy3s offer to use local yard waste for conversion into syngas, a fuel similar to natural gas that can be used to power electric turbines. Patrick Saty of Energy3 outlined a plan to build a $93 million gasification plant in Monroe County or south Miami-Dade County. We believe this is a landmark project, Saty told commissioners. Were very passionate about the project. The county would not be financially committed to building the plant. Energy3 seeks a 10-year contract to handle an estimated 40,000 tons of yard waste annually. If successful, Haag estimated, the Energy3 plan would cost the county $27.8 million over the 10-year period, a potential $6.21 million in savings. The county now pays about $3.4 million per year to truck lawn debris to a waste-to-energy plant in Broward County, or $34 million over a decade. Waste Management submitted a proposal to compost Keys yard waste, but the 10year cost came in at an estimated $37.3 million. A panel of county staffers who reviewed the plans unanimously recommended beginning negotiations with Energy3. Theres a lot of moving parts in the proposal, Commissioner David Rice said. You know what can happen when there are that many parts. Neugent was openly dubious that Energy3 would be able to build a new plant within two years. Saty said once permits are issued for a site, the plant could be built within 18 months. A site in MiamiDade probably would be the most practical option, he noted. Three county residents asked commissioners to reject the possibility of building a plant in the Lower Keys, one of the proposals offered. Neugent wondered since gasification appears to be environmentally friendly and cost-effective, Why dont we have one of these [plants] in every county? Rising costs of fossil fuel and electric power have reached a tipping point economically, Saty said, so more gasification has become a more feasible option for power generation. hotel closings, the hotel occupancy rate across Key West was almost 86 percent as of August, a 2.4 percent increase compared to August 2013, according to numbers from room-occupancy reporting agency Smith Travel. Monroe Countywide, the rate is almost 79 percent. Excluding rooms under construction, the Southernmost City has almost 4,800 rooms, according to April 2014 data from the states Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Nonetheless, hotel occupancy has not been affected by the triangle construction along North Roosevelt Boulevard, especially with upcoming events like this Saturdays Fantasy Fest parade. Most people dont just come to one section of the Keys, Weinhofer said. Each area has its own personality. Keynoter reporter William Axford contributed to this story. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com EDWARDS DIAGNOSTICSformerly Key West Community DiagnosticsThe only full service imaging center serving all of the Keys, state-of-the-art diagnostic testingStay healthy, but if you need healthcare call the staff at Edwards Healthcare Ultrasounds Bone Density EKGs MRIs(starting at $500)X-RaysWe take all insuranceWalk-ins welcomeAffordable cash pricesPhone: 305-295-9771 Fax: 305-295-0059 3414 Duck Avenue, Key WestLOWEST PRICES IN KEY WEST Redevelopment behindFrom Hotels, 1A Fantasy Fest transportFor those attending the 7 p.m. Fantasy Fest parade along Duval Street on Saturday, the city of Key West will offer what it calls Safe Ride Shuttles that day. Theyll run from 5 p.m. through 2 a.m. Sunday. The shuttle costs $2 one way throughout the city and between Key West and Stock Island, and $4 one way for the Lower Keys Shuttle between Marathon and Key West. The downtown drop-off point for both shuttles will be Faustos Food Palace on Fleming Street. The last city shuttle leaves at 1:45 a.m. and the last Lower Keys Shuttle leaves Key West at 12:30 a.m. Previously, the shuttles were sponsored by Captain Morgan and rides were free. Because of Fantasy Fest, there will also be no city bus service east of Simonton Street.Homes planned for behind PublixMore development is coming to the Sombrero area of Marathon with three houses planned near Marathon High School and the potential sale of about 10 acres of land behind Publix. The land for sale behind Publix lies between Manor Lane, which borders Florida Keys Country Club, and Sombrero Beach Road and is being sold by Kenneth Cianchette.The property was listed as a discussion item for this past Mondays Planning Commis sion meeting but Planning Director George Garrett said it was removed partly because the potential purchaser wants to discuss its future development with the public.The developers are seeking approvals early, Garrett said. Development is contingent on the sale. We felt their plans werent quit cooked yet and wanted some time to see more of them. Should the sale be approved, Garrett said a subdivision may be in the works there. The owner of the lot at 2000 Sombrero Beach Road has the permits to build three single-family homes.I would have expected them to have started by now, Garrett said. They got the goahead from us and were assuming theyre ready to go.Alfredo Landin formerly owned the roughly 1.2-acre property and was forced to reconfigure his plans three times by the City Council. Landin said hes no longer involved with the property. Instead, Alex Rodriquez will construct the three homes. Rodriquez could not be reached for comment. In December, the City Council told Landin the 300foot-deep parcel could be separated into three 75-footwide lots, with one of the homes moved to the rear of the parcel. The council agreed to let each of the homes have waterfront access. Michelle Brossard lives near the 2000 Sombrero Beach Road lot and opposes the development, telling the council back December that the three homes would take away from the character of the area. Brossard didnt know development is poised to start soon. Its his piece of land, he has every right to build on it, Brossard said. Its going to be skinny little houses that are going to be very long. Those homes are not what the neighborhood looks like.The 10 acres could be one subdivisionBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHONOfficials dubious of waste planCompany says plant would create fuelCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com NEWS BRIEFS Diaper drive deemed a successThe Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalitions recent diaper collection drive resulted in 1,394 diapers donated, as well as money to purchase a pallet of diapers (6,124) at below wholesale cost. The coalition says lack of basic infants essentials such as diapers is a largely unknown and chronically unmet need affecting families in the Florida Keys and nationwide. The coalition said that in 2010, Huggies commissioned a study that found one in three American families have had to face the choice between diapers and other basic needs like food and utilities. In addition to the adverse health issues of leaving a diaper on a child for too long, a lack of diapers also affects a parents ability to place their child in day care. Without diapers babies cannot participate in early childhood education or child care. Keys parents who need diapers can contact the Healthy Start office to request a free pack and to determine if they are eligible for other services. The number is 809-5654.
More than 2.3 million Americans already have cast ballots for the November elections, with both Republicans and Democrats saying the early votes are helping sway the election their way. Republicans in Florida, in particular, are celebrating their push for early votes, an electoral strategy Republicans once essentially ceded to Democrats. Florida leads all states in the early totals, with more than 891,000 early ballots cast as of Tuesday. Republicans account for almost half of those, compared to about 35 percent for Democrats. Republican Gov. Rick Scotts campaign says that gap proves his momentum, even as polls show him trailing Democrat Charlie Crist, himself a former Republican governor who switched parties to seek his old job. In Florida, the early votes cast already represent about 38 percent of the entire early vote in 2010.In a message to Scott supporters last week, the governors campaign noted that almost a third of Republicans who had requested early ballots had already returned them to elections officials. That compares with about 24 percent returned by Democrats. Deputy Campaign Man ager Tim Saler also noted that Republicans had notched an early advantage in South Florida, where Democrats anchor their statewide coalition.In Monroe County, 313 people had early-voted in person as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. There were 5,109 absentee ballots returned, as well.The Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board has decided not to protest Mosquito Control losing a contract to service Naval Air Station Key West, after all. The board made the decision when it met Oct. 15, a day after district staff filed the protest with the federal Governmental Account ability Office.Mosquito Control was caught off guard when it was underbid by Vector Disease Control International of Little Rock, Ark., for the annual contract. Vector bid $349,598, which was $265,890 less than Mosquito Controls $615,488 2014-15 bid. Vector has the contract for a year with four renewable bid years.Mosquito Control has the option of bidding on the contract next fall for the 2015-16 budget year. The board basically said the loss was a failure and a setback, that it shouldnt have happened, said Commissioner Jack Bridges. Director [Michael] Doyle is really good at making the loss revenue-neutral. Mosquito Control filed its protest with the Government Accountability Office, an independent agency that reviews other federal agencies, on Oct. 14. Bridges previously told the Keynoter that that providing service to NAS cost Mosquito Control $150,000 a year and that it should have bid lower. Bridges said he has since learned that indirect costs such as workers, chemicals and transportation brings the cost for services around $300,000. Doyle is countering the 6 percent loss to the districts $12 million 2014-15 budget by reducing helicopter flight times and chemical use. The Democratic advantage among registered voters in Florida continues to narrow slowly, according to the latest figures from the state Division of Elections. But the closing of the party gap comes as the overall numbers of registered Democrats and Republicans are down from 2012 election levels. Meanwhile, there has been an uptick in voters who declare themselves free agents from the major parties and sign up with no party affiliation. Age and negative perceptions that many new voters have of both major parties are credited for the shifts in registration. The younger you are, the most likely you are to register as an NPA [no party affiliation], said Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida. The millennials see themselves as more independent. They have grown up with negative views of both major parties. Democrats now account for 38.8 percent of the states registered voters, with the GOP at 35 percent and those without a party label at 23.3 percent, according to the latest figures, which reflect voters who registered before the Oct. 6 deadline to be eligible to cast ballots in this falls general election.Two years ago, 40 percent of the states registered voters said they were Democrats, Republicans were at 35.6 percent and the unaffiliated designation stood at 21.6 percent.The numbers continue a trend from the 2010 midterm election, when Democrats were at 41.3 percent, Republicans 36 percent and the no party label was at 19.5 percent. In Monroe County as of Tuesday, there were 51,342 registered voters. Of those, 18,746 were Republicans, 16,989 were Democrats and 15,607 were listed as other.Kevin Wagner, an associate professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University, pointed to the constant negative advertising by candidates and political parties that has reinforced a disapproving view of politics and distrust of government.However, Wagner cautioned that there are nuances to the movement of people claiming to be independent voters.We have leaners or loosely affiliated voters, Wagner said. Sometimes partisan voters like to call themselves independent. So just asking that question can be inaccurate. For the upcoming general election, there are 11,931,533 registered voters in Florida, down 2,913 from the 2012 election, which included the presidential race. Despite massive voterregistration efforts, which are typically stronger in presidential-election cycles, the registered voter numbers naturally have some fluctuation as people die, move or are removed by county supervisors of election for voting inactivity.The registered voter count for Democrats currently stands at 4,628,178, with Republicans at 4,172,232. Another 2,778,547 Floridians are registered with no party affiliation, which is up 205,646 in the past two years.The numbers show 153,800 fewer Democrats since the 2012 presidential contest in which President Obama won Florida by less than 1 percentage point, while the Republican ranks have dropped 73,759 in the same time. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday, October 22, 2014 CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows Keys InfoNet.comFIREFIGHTER PRACTICE Photo courtesy ALYSON CREANMembers of the Key West Fire Departments Fire Academy II are well into their training to become city firefighters. Here, trainees practice putting out flames at Monroe Countys fire training facility on Crawl Key. The academy, with 21 students, started Sept. 9 and ends Dec. 23. Board drops NAS protestNaval base using private firm insteadBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLMore shunning partiesRegistered voters are embracing no affiliationBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaPOLITICSEarly votes are rolling inAssociated PressELECTION 2014
From the sky, Floridas rugged tip looks like a scrap of emerald green lace: Marshes and mangroves and tree islands all knit together by ribbons of creeks and lakes.But at Cape Sable, due north of Marathon and west of Flamingo on the edge of Florida Bay, a remote outpost where the Atlantic meets the Gulf of Mexico, the coast is fraying.Usually, geological change is so slow that you never see something in your lifetime, Audubon Florida biologist Peter Frezza, based in Tavernier, said recently as he piloted his boat around acres of mud flats filling Lake Ingraham. But were watching this happen.For more than a decade, scientists have seen the cape as the tip of the sword in climate change. Sliced open by canals dug through the marl dividing marshes from the bay a century ago by Henry Flaglers land company, the cape is particularly vulnerable to rising seas. Flagler was hoping to drain the wetland and lure homesteaders and ranchers. A 10-foot crocodile swims in remote Lake Ingraham near a mud flat created by decades of sediment washing up canals dug to drain marshes at Cape Sable nearly a century ago. Wildlife managers dammed two canals in 2011 and are now considering plugging four more. No one ever came that far south swarms of mosquitoes were said to suffocate cattle but the canals widened. And as they expanded, the coast and marshes where crocodiles nest and migrating birds refuel for transcontinental flights started collapsing like a sandcastle pounded by waves. Wildlife managers are now in a race. The more saltwater flows into marshes, the faster they die. And the faster marshes die, the more damaging nutrients from the dead sedge and other vegetation wash into the bay. Scientists think they have a fix. Simply plug the canals. But getting money to repair a problem accessible only by boat and easily lost in the long list of Everglades restoration projects has been tough. Three years ago, Everglades National Park constructed $7 million dams to plug the two most damaging canals using federal stimulus grants. Now, tired of waiting for work to continue, the nonprofit Everglades Foundation has supplied $143,000 to the National Park Service, half the cost of completing an environmental assessment needed before more money an estimated $10 million can be sought to plug four smaller canals. With the canals plugged, we may not be able to stop the damage, said acting Everglades Superintendent Bob Krumenaker. But we can slow down the action and make the system more resilient for a considerably longer time. As early as the 1950s, wildlife managers spotted trouble at the two main canals, the East Cape and Homestead. Originally dug only 15 to 20 feet wide, the canals broadened to 10 times their width with the constant scouring by tides. Workers erected earthen dams to stop the canals from widening. But hurricanes and erosion washed away the dams. About 2005, damage started increasing exponentially, Frezza said. One morning last month, Key Largo resident Tom Van Lent, director of science and policy at the Everglades Foundation, pointed to three feet of exposed grass and mangrove roots, a sign of just how quickly the marsh has shrunk like letting air out of a mattress. A side creek that Van Lent said was impassable five years ago sends water gushing out. Scientists fear that all the nutrients washing out of the dying marsh could profoundly damage the bay.In 1992, when a massive algae bloom turned much of Florida Bay into a smelly, slimy dead zone, scientists believe the trigger was nutrient run-off. In recent years, the amount of algae-feeding nutrients in Lake Ingraham has remained much higher than in the Everglades to the north.Well never know what triggers an algae bloom, Van Lent said. But adding nutrients to Florida Bay is not a good thing. On the flip side, sediment carried by incoming tides over the last 30 years has dramatically changed Lake Ingraham. Once a freshwater lake, it is now salty and filled with acres of barren mud flats. Audubons Frezza said the food chain has shrunk, with small fish declining and larger fish and seabirds going elsewhere to hunt. Its not quite the dead sea, but its pretty bad, Van Lent said. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Choose your insurance plan wisely. Choose a plan that includes Baptist Health.1-786-662-7667 BaptistHealth.net/InsurancePlans A not-for-prot organization committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence Be ready for the upcoming open enrollment this fall, and take the necessary steps to keep enjoying the best quality of care. Baptist Health South Florida offers a network of convenient facilities in three counties; world-class, Board-certied physicians; and superior medical care for you and your loved ones. Be on the lookout; make sure your health insurance plan includes Baptist Health facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group and Baptist Health Quality Network doctors. Healthcare that Cares Keys scientists: Change evidentWere watching geological move at Cape SableBy JENNY STALETOVICHMiami HeraldOUR ENVIRONMENTMiami Herald photo by JENNY STALETOVICHSediment carried into Lake Ingraham by canals dredged a century ago at Cape Sable are gradually filling the lake with acres of mud flats.
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, October 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A EDITORIALScott, Crist not all negativeLETTERS TO THE EDITORDrive is safety issueThis letter pertains to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. I have read letters to the editor of another newspaper and the facts are incorrect. The property on Big Coppitt Key will house more than two employees; its more like 27 employees. Theres the office staff, inspectors and mechanics. I wish people would get their facts straight. It was deemed necessary to keep those employees in the Lower Keys because of safety issues the more than 500 miles a week each employee would be driving back and forth to Marathon. Not to mention the wear and tear for times, fuel, regular maintenance, insurance rate increases, vehicles.Its a two-lane highway, not six lanes of freeway. There are three current Mosquito Control locations in the Keys; that isnt going to change. An office in the Lower Keys is needed to keep the mosquito population to a minimum.I, for one, would be glad to pay more taxes to Mosquito Control because, quite frankly, if you keep the costs for mosquitoes down, the mosquito population will rise. The taxes I pay to Mosquito Control add up to $12 a year and thats for two properties. If I or anyone had to pay an exterminator, Im sure it would be more than $12 a year. I have lived in the Keys for more than 50 years.Mosquito Control is one of the best government agencies we have. It has strived to keep the community safe from disease. When dengue was an issue a few years back, they eliminated the problem before it became an epidemic in the Keys. The products they use are safe for our sensitive environment.The Keys are very unique from anywhere else in the United States. Most of the employees at Mosquito Control have lived in our neighborhoods all their lives, or close to it. They are personable and knowledgeable. So instead of trying to minimize and cut every penny from their budget and employees from a well-groomed staff, lets give them the support for the wonderful job they do and show our appreciation for the same. Let us not forget that mosquitoes are a health hazard. They carry disease. We wouldnt need Mosquito Control if this werent an issue. Patricia Mousseau Big Coppitt Key Editors note: The writer is a fiscal assistant for Mosquito Control.Extend sales taxIm passionately supporting the 10year continuation of the half-cent sales tax for the Monroe County School District. This is not an increase. This tax can only be used for equipment our students need such as upgraded computers, increased WiFi bandwidth, cloud computing, digital infrastructure and other school capital projects. Ive seen specific deficiencies during the past two months. After launching Monroe COMPUTE$ in August, it was disappointing to learn that some equipment and software has been superseded by newer, faster versions not yet universally available in Monroe County. The objective of Monroe COMPUTE$ is to educate all students in basic skills and proceed with higherlevel computing courses, enabling all students to learn here, work anywhere. More tools from Apple, Adobe, Cisco and Microsoft will need to be acquired and upgraded year after year for the foreseeable future. Establishing a strong computing culture in Monroe is essential to our economic future. With 25,000 open computing jobs locally and across Florida, our students need to be ready to get these higher-paying jobs. This is the right time to extend the sales tax. Our district leadership is more stable and united than at any time in its history. The days of political friction between an elected superintendent and five elected School Board members are history. Superintendent Mark Porters contract has just been extended until June 2017, two board members (Andy Griffiths and Capt Ed Davidson) will serve at least until the 2016 elections and three board members (Bobby Highsmith, Ron Martin, and John Dick) have just been elected and will serve until the 2018 elections. The financial debacles over recent years in the School District can be traced to continual leadership turnover. Now, and at least through 2018, taxpayers have a pretty clear idea who is going to be allocating and spending our money. Most importantly, after the halfcent is approved, our six leaders can focus all their time and energy, laserlike, on student outcomes and student success. This is an opportunity to be relished by all citizens of Monroe. John Padget Vice chairman Florida School Board Key WestThanks for supportI would like to thank everyone as far as family, and Bobs friends, that was there for me during his celebration of life at the Brass Monkey, and his ceremony at the Seven Mile Bridge. I know he will be smiling down on everyone that he loved and those who cared so much about him. I would like to thank Judy, who allowed me to have the celebration of life for Bob, as it was his favorite place to be. And all the workers that helped to make it so special. A special thank you to Mary, who spent a lot of time with me when my family was busy. I also thank my family for all the support in my time of need. Bob is in a better place and out of pain and for that, I am thankful even though his life was short-lived. He will always be looking down on us and do his best to protect us in our time of need because that is what he did best. We miss Bob, so RIP until we meet again, my best friend. Sharon Hamilton MarathonRick Scott and Charlie Crist deserve a D for their media campaigns in the race for governor: D for dismal, dispiriting, discouraging and downright disappointing. The campaign has been a downer. Both candidates have spent tens of millions of dollars on negative ads. Thanks to the mutual smear job, the public is turned off. Negative ads are a common feature of campaigns, but nastiness shouldnt dominate a race.Both Scott, the incumbent Republican governor, and Crist, the former governor now running as a Democrat, have spent most of their resources disparaging each other, or arguing over silly matters, like the fan at last Wednesdays debate. A brief review of their records may remind voters that the candidates have a positive side.Rick ScottScott came into office at a time when the economy was in the doldrums and immediately assumed a commendable eye-on-the-ball approach to the job. His focus on improving the business climate, lowering taxes and creating jobs has produced results. Unemployment during his tenure has fallen from 11 percent to 6.3 percent, and the economy is picking up steam around the state. Lacking the level of federal stimulus money that Florida received when Crist was governor, he made tough decisions, like cutting the state workforce by nearly 10 percent. A reform of auto insurance pushed by Scott produced lower bills for most drivers. Scott also saved money for nearly 20,000 Florida households getting refunds from the Florida Prepaid College Board. And while Scott wont win any awards from environmentalists, its fair to say theres been significant progress on Everglades restoration under his tenure. Under Scott, the economy is improving. He may not deserve all the credit, but theres no question its headed in the right direction.Charlie CristCharlie Crist has been a legislator, attorney general, education commissioner and governor, in most cases compiling a record as a moderate that could aid him in steering Tallahassee back to the political center, where it belongs.His instinct for fairness has shown itself in many ways, from streamlining the process that restores voting rights to ex-felons to taking on power companies for extreme rate hikes and putting a lid on the unwarranted rate increases of Citizens Property Insurance Co. He can buck the tide when its the right thing to do. When the states Republican leaders wanted to keep brain-dead Terri Schiavo alive against her husbands wishes, then-Attorney General Crist refused to join in. Hes pro-choice on abortion and supports gay marriage. He didnt always take those positions, but a lack of ideological rigidity is commendable.Crist takes a sensible approach: He supports gun rights but wants to fix the Stand Your Ground law. He realizes that the state should accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion Scott does not and wants to increase the minimum wage so some of the benefits of an improved economy go to workers at the bottom of the ladder.As a native Floridian, Crist understands the Sunshine State and the needs and concerns of the people who live here. Miami Herad Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Valerie Serra . . . . . . . .Sales and Business Dev. Mgr. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY Keynoter photo by WILLIAM AXFORDU.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, Marathon and Monroe County officials and others officially break ground Tuesday morning on a Customs office at Florida Keys Marathon Airport that will be an official U.S. port of entry from other countries. Its set to be completed by spring 2015 at a cost of just over $1 million.History dig starts in GladesArchaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture.National Park Service archaeologists are sampling sediment, sucking up mud and water about 10 feet deep with an aluminum tube and then dumping the contents over a screen. When the pond was dredged in 1968 after a record drought, a park ranger noticed hundreds of artifacts, including bone pieces sharpened into tools or weapons, atop a debris pile. The items were collected and the rangers notes were catalogued, but the site never was excavated. Archaeologists have returned because the park service wants to replace part of the wooden boardwalk along the Anhinga Trail. More than four decades ago, the ranger also found stingray tails, shark teeth and scales from other marine life that would not be found in a freshwater pond, said Margo Schwadron, the park service archaeologist leading the survey. Schwadron hopes the dredging 46 years ago didnt destroy a prehistoric cultural site. Based on what the ranger found in 1968, the artifacts hidden potentially thousands of years could be significant to understanding how people lived in the Everglades, she said. The work began Friday.Associated PressTHE EVERGLADES This helicopter is part of the Mosquito Control Districts arsenel. Technology for the classrooms would get a financial boost from the sales-tax extension, advocates say. Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. 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Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans arent offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says. Distressed borrowers are receiving scant information or help when they run into trouble with their private student loans, and affordable repayment options arent available, the report released Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.The latest annual report on the subject by the agencys ombudsman for student loans showed regulators making little progress since last year in nudging companies to offer borrowers more reasonable terms. And complaints by borrowers are on the rise. The agency reported it received about 5,300 complaints about private student loans between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. Thats up 38 percent from around 3,800 complaints the previous year. Most of the complaints involve a lack of repayment options or flexibility in times of financial distress. Some private-loan borrowers are instead offered temporary forbearance, a short period in which payments arent due seen as a temporary fix that may only delay default. Forbearance often comes with required special fees. Too many borrowers are barely treading water, said the ombudsman, Rohit Chopra. He told reporters in a conference call that many borrowers with private student loans are still on the hook and still struggling. The Consumer Bankers Association, which represents large U.S. banks and regional banks, said in a statement that its members remain committed to providing robust options to the very small subset of privateloan customers experiencing sustained financial distress. Private student loans carry higher interest rates than government-backed federal student loans and the options for refinancing them are more limited. The riskier private loans ballooned from around $5 billion in 2001 to more than $20 billion in 2008, then shrank after the financial crisis to about $6 billion in 2011. Their growth was fueled before the crisis by investors appetite for securities tied to private student loans, similar to the way they snapped up billions in securities backed by highrate subprime mortgages. The activity waned after the financial meltdown in 2008. But recently securities linked to private student loans have made a comeback as investors have sought riskier, higher-yielding investments at a time of record low interest rates. Around 7 million Americans are in default on an estimated $100 billion in student debt, both federally guaranteed and private. Chopra said that in some cases, employees at call centers operated by companies servicing the loans are evaluated on how quickly they can get borrowers off the phone. He said the CFPB has launched a program to supervise the operations of servicing companies, having expanded its oversight to nonbank companies such as Sallie Mae that manage large volumes of student loans on behalf of banks. Most student loans are serviced by nonbank companies. The CFPB issued a sample letter for borrowers to request repayment options: http://files.consumerfinan ce.gov/f/201410_cfpb_stu dents_sample-letter.doc Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com SAVE THE DATE! BusinessBUSINESS BRIEFSPirate Wellness closes its doorsThe Pirate Wellness Center on Cudjoe Key has lost its lease and closed. The center was at mile marker 21.4 offering fitness programs. It also organized the annual Blimp Road 4Mile Run/Walk.Store plans shelter eventThroughout October, Dom estic Violence Aware ness Month, several activities have been going on throughout the Keys to bring awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault.Among them: Small Dog Electronics on 1001 Truman Ave. adopted the Domestic Abuse Shelter of Monroe County for the month, donating proceeds from selected items purchased in the store to the agency. A reception is being held at the store on Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to close out the month.Nominations open for Athena AwardThe Key West Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications to honor a woman who exemplifies leadership in her profession and industry with the Athena Award.Its given to a woman who demonstrates excellence in business or profession and provides valuable service to the community. The recipient will have exhibited initiative and creativity, enhancing the efficacy of her business or profession and the stability and improvement of the community.Nominations are due Nov. 3. Send them to kbaker @keywestchamber.org or call 294-2587 for more information.Centennial, Apple partnerCentennial Bank, with branches throughout the Keys, has signed an agreement with Apple to provide Centennial customers access to the new Apple Pay mobile wallet payment service. This is an opportunity to offer our customers more convenience utilizing their iPhones, said Randy Sims, Centennials chief executive officer. Centennial and Apple have not set a launch date. Miami Herald photo By CHARLES TRAINER JR.Norman Van Aken and business partner Candace Walsh will open In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken at the Vagabond in Miami.VOCATIONSVan Aken opening cooking schoolFood enthusiasts who want to hone their sauteing skills or discover the tricks of Thai cuisine will soon have a new Miami base for learning the culinary arts. Chef Norman Van Aken and partner Candace Walsh plan to open a cooking school called In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken at the Vagabond at 7411 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Van Aken began his cooking career in Key West in the 1970s and once oversaw the kitchen at Tavern N Town at the Marriott Beachside and at Louies Backyard at 700 Waddell Blvd. In 2012, he co-wrote My Key West Kitchen with his son Justin. He is considered the creator of whats called new-world cuisine.When the school opens in the spring of 2015, it will offer classes seven days a week that cater to both adults and children. Among the offerings will be hands-on preparations and demonstrations, all geared to nonprofessionals who want to boost their proficiency at food preparation.For Van Aken a selftaught chef who also ran restaurants in Coral Gables, and currently, Normans at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando the school will fulfill a dream.I have been doing restaurants for 40 years, and I love that, but Id love to leave more of a legacy than you can with a restaurant, said Van Aken, 60. With a school, you can share with them, while you are here, the excitement of the passing of knowledge. Van Aken first approached the Vagabonds developer, Avra Jain, with the idea earlier this year after reading about the motels renovations and re-opening as a boutique hotel and centerpiece of the district.Jain introduced him to Walsh, a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, whose background includes working in various restaurant kitchens, owning a catering business and serving as a private chef in New York. She also has a masters degree in food studies from New York University. The two will be 50/50 partners, dividing up responsibilities: Van Aken will handle the creative side and Walsh will be in charge of the administrative side. Both will teach classes, and Van Aken who has taught at the Culinary Institute of America, at a former cooking school in South Miami, at Macys and on Good Morning America, will also bring in chef friends from Miami and around the globe as guest instructors. The idea is to create a social haven as well as an educational one, Van Aken and Walsh said.Some classes will be 45 minute, hands-on sessions for up to 16 people, focused on creating such dishes as ceviche or chutney, Walsh said.Other options will include series of six two-hour classes on basic cooking skills; or technique-driven classes on roasting, or how to make soup or fresh pasta, she said. Other classes may focus on regional cuisines. Norman and I love reading cookbooks and seeing what people are doing, and we will use cookbooks as inspiration, she said. We will also get included on the cookbook tours have them come in, talk about books, maybe have a demonstration or serve food from the book. For kids, the pair will focus on teaching basic skills, with an emphasis on healthy eating and understanding ingredients. Prices will range from $50 per 45-minute, hands-on class, to $75 to $125 for demonstration classes, to $125 per hands-on series class, she said.World-class chef made his bones in KeysBy INA PAIVA CORDLEMiami HeraldReport: Private student borrowers cant get helpLenders still are refusing better termsBy MARCY GORDONAssociated PressCONSUMERS
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 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 a nd 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 KeyWest, FL 33040 pen yp 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA A s Clerk of said Court By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the sche duled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & A ssociates, P.A., 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-14564 OCN Published July 9, 16, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 133078 A d # 1145173 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 12th DAY OF AUGUST 2014 at 11:00 A M 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: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7 of the unnumbered Lot of George L. McDonalds Amended Plat of Government Lots 3, 5 and 6, Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 101, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the intersection of the West line of said Section 18 and the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Old State Road 4-A; thence North 68 degrees 05 15" East (bearings based on assumed meridian) along said Sutheasterly right-of-way fettothe point ,p, Range 38 East, with the Southerly right of way line of Old State Road 4A, thence N68 05 15" E for 69.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 21 54 45" E for 127.58 feet, thence South for 179.93 feet, thence along the arc of a tangential curve to the left having a radius of 37.50 feet and a central angle of 17 45" for a distance of 38.15 feet; thence S 58 degrees 17 45" E for 705.94 feet; thence N 30 degree 42 45" E for 37.51 feet; thence S 30 degrees 42 45" W for 75.00 feet. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association; CHRISTIANA TRUST Plaintiff VS. Michael Hussey; Rose E. Hussey; Plantation Lake Estates Homeowners A ssociation, In; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 Defendant. nd the Docket Number of Which is Number 13-CA000356-P. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of April, 2014. PA y 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published July 16, 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1145462 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUCIDIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-001084-P LAURENCE T. VOGT, DEBORAH J. VOGT, and EVALYNE J. LEITH, Plaintiffs, v. ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, ROBERTA LYNN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OBERTALYNN TRACHET, EandJANE g@g Secondary Email: email@example.com Published July 16, 23, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1146730 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: ITB 2014544 FLOORING BID OPENING -August 13, 2014 10:00 AM, MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid @KeysSchools WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Knight Arts ChallengeA simple text on your cell phone could help lead to a $20,000 grant for a Keys arts organization. Story, 4B Hear In ParadiseMiracle Ear Hearing Aid Center of the Florida KeysVisit us between October 23rd November 12th JAMIE ATKINSFirst Professional Centre 5701 O/S Hwy Suite 5, Marathon, Fl 33050 Over 25 years of experience and 50 years of wearing hearing aids!Franchise-owned & operatedPlease call to schedule an appointment! $3000 OFREE HEARING EXAMS!CALL NOW! 305.453.6332To schedule your risk free appointment! The Purchase of a pair of ME-1 or ME-2 Solution Hearing Aids Oer Valid October 23 November 12 at the Marathon location ONLY. Dolphins hope to stay aliveThe Dolphins won their homecoming game, beating the Palmer Trinity Falcons 27-13 Friday at Marathon High School. Their next game this Friday at Pompano Beach would be the 2-5 teams last of the season if they lose. But if they win, they play for the title against either Ransom Everglades or Miami Country Day in a four-school developmental division of the Southeastern Football Conference. I told the guys to take this to the next week. If these boys finish out the way they did [Friday], we should be good, Marathon coach Paul Davis said. Friday, Trinity scored first, leading 7-0 going into the second half. But the Dolphins stepped up their defense after the halftime crowning of the homecoming king and queen.It just goes to show the boys didnt give up at halftime like they normally do, Davis said. When they came out, I told them, You gotta give these seniors something to go home with. Heading into the third quarter, Robbie Garcia snagged the ball from quarterback Jackson McDonald, coming close to the Marathon end zone. Running back Max Elliot rushed past the Falcons defense, making it 7-6 Falcons. The Fins missed the extra point and the Falcons were back on offense.Palmer Trinity had a hard time finding the end zone again, with brothers Trace and Thad Goodwin sacking Falcons quarterback Dylan Dibello a combined four times throughout the game. Elliot found himself in the end zone yet again and Victor Coleman added two more touchdowns, widening the point margin in the fourth quarter. Camron Chaplin was instrumental in the victory, with three caught passes from McDonald. McDonald, who played both ways, intercepted a ballA Friday win means advancing one more gameBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON FOOTBALLKeynoter Photo by WILLIAM AXFORDDolphin Camron Chaplin catches a Jackson McDonald pass in the third quarter of Marathons Friday win against the Palmer Trinity Falcons. Conchs play for home advantageThe Key West High football teams 47-35 victory over Archbishop McCarthy Friday night has left the Conchs a win away from ensuring themselves a home Gold Coast Football Conference playoff game on Nov. 7.We should do that unless something catastrophic happens, coach Johnny Hughes said Monday, looking ahead to Friday nights 7 oclock league game against Inlet Grove at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.Inlet Grove, of Riviera Beach, is 0-8 and has allowed an average of 40 points a game.The victory over McCarthy in Southwest Ranches improved Key Wests record to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the league. It was the Conchs fourth consecutive road game, a stretch marred only by a loss to Oxbridge Academy, which likely will be the top seed in the leagues four-team playoff next month.The 6-1 team is coming off 47-35 victoryBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST FOOTBALLCanes have 2nd shot at PanthersHaving earned a home game to open the South eastern Football Conference playoffs, Coral Shores Highs Hurricanes want to make Fridays clash the final home game of 2014. A rematch against Pine Crest at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in Tavernier will decide which team advances to the semifinals of the conference championship bracket.The semifinals and championship game would both be played on the road. If the Pine Crest moves on to the semifinal round, the Hurricanes likely would finish the season in a home game Oct. 31.Our seniors are excited about being able to play one more game at home the one this week, Coral Shores head coach Ed Holly said Monday. After that, we dont want to play at home again.The Hurricanes (6-2) beat St. Andrews School, 27-0, last Friday to claim the No. 3 seed after the 16-team conferences regular season. That puts Coral Shores in a home game against No. 6 seed Pine Crest (3-3), and gives the Canes a shot to avenge a 14-13 overtime loss to Pine Crest just twoPostseason on the line Friday nightCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWEdddie Dunn had 13 solo tackles.See Hurricanes, 2BSee Dolphins, 2B Column on hiatusFishing columnist Capt. Chris Johnsons column is on hiatus this week and will return next week.Relay team breaks recordAnother Key West High swimming record fell Saturday, this time on the girls side.In the seasons last regularseason meet against Archbishop McCarthy at the Florida Keys Community College pool, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Morgan Bentley, Story Magidson, Kristen Reed and Kimberlee Reed won in 1:50.53, breaking a record that had been set in 2008 by Emily Hepworth, Alesandra Holly, Noelle Lark and Effie Ford.That victory helped the Conch girls win, 163-107. The Key West boys also continued their late-season surge, defeating the Mavericks, 153128. Bentley, Magidson and the Reeds also shined in individual events.Bentley won the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly; Magidson won the 200 free; Kristen Reed won the 100 free and 100 backstroke; and Kimberlee ReedSwim team prepping for the districtBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorCONCH SPORTSConch boys 4th out of 17The Key West High girls cross-country team had its best meet of the season, and the Conch boys finished fourth out of 17 teams at Fridays Junior Orange Bowl Invitational at Thompson Park in Miami. Running a personal best for the second consecutive week, Lexy Wilson led the Conch girls, finishing the 5K (3.1 miles) 22nd in 21 minutes, 44 seconds. Wilson was followed by Catherine Richardson (season-best 22.51) and Olivia Kennedy (personal-best 23:03). Both made significant improvements from their last race, said coach Terence White. Next for Key West were Jane Welzien (23:08) and Brinn Davis (26:36). The Conchs team time of 24:17 was its best of the season. The Key West boys wereAmong girls, Wilson attains personal bestBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST CROSS COUNTRYSee Conchs, 2BSee Swimming, 2BSee Running, 2B
Bokor wins Baybone againComing off his September win at Key Wests S.L.A.M. Celebrity Fishing Tournament, Jim Bokor Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y., was named grand champion at the Baybone Celebrity Tournament that ended Oct. 12 in Key Largo. Fishing with Capt. Jared Raskob of Islamorada, Bokor released two bonefish and five permit during the two-day challenge that is the second in the fall Redbone Trilogy series. Jayr McLain of Madison, Ind., teamed with Bokor to capture the team grand championship. McLain added one permit and two bonefish releases to the duos winning tally. Top female angler was another Redbone Trilogy series veteran and past winner, Bonnie Christ of Alexandria, Va., led by Islamoradas Dave Denkert. Her three bonefish also captured the tournaments most bonefish title.Former NASA astronaut Bruce Melnick earned celebrity grand champion honors.The Baybones sevenboat field released 12 bonefish and 13 permit. The Redbone Trilogy series culminates Nov. 7 to 9 in Islamorada with the Robert James Sales Redbone Celebrity Tournament.All-TackleRichard Barnett of Savannah, Ga., took top honors for the second consecutive year in the Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Permit Championship that ended Oct. 15. Fishing with Islamoradas Capt. Mark Krowka, Barnett released three bonefish and one permit on bait to win that division. In addition, his 32inch permit was the largest of the tournament.Kyle Gemas of Thiensville, Wis., a tournament newcomer, won the fly division with a permit that measured 19.7 inches. The largest bonefish award, for a 25.5-inch fish, went to Frank Delucas of Plantation in Broward County, who fished with Islamoradas Capt. Jared Raskob. Ten anglers competed.Angler takes second of 3 Redbone eventsUPPER KEYS FISHING KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ACROSS 1___ the Explorer 5___ down: lessens 10___ head: staff names 14Give a hoot 18Heroic verses 19Grow accustomed to 20Drive or urge forward 22Environs 23Famous Irving 25Argentine patriots family: pl. 27Foxy 28Function 29Cheeky 31Most sad: inf. 32Pigeons place 33Harasses 34Courage 35Esoteric 38Metric measure: Brit. 39Novocaine, e.g. 43Bible units 44French revolutionist 46Gr.terrorist group 47Harm or its cause 48Laid back 49Martin of cognac 50Islet 51Opal mo. 52Pro-Confederate Northerners 56Five: prefix 58Sewing case items 60Merits 61Load or burden: arch. 62Requires 63Tos companion 64Cliff dwelling 65Exculpates 67Religious belief 69To purge, old style 72Peelings 73Ordinary folks 75Musical syllable 76Leaf cutter, for one 77Irani monetary unit 78At a ___: puzzled 79Coarse tobacco 80Refreshment for two? 81Frontiersman/ pioneer 85Deafen or confuse with noise: Brit. 86Darkroom equipment 88Start the day 89Card player 90Beats it 91SE Pennsylvavia settlers 92Noble rank 93Real go-getter 96In a ___: very shortly 97Lean 98Mme. counterpart: Eng. 101Argentinian leading lady 103Computer contribution 106___ majeste: Fr. 107Minute bodily opening 108Tsars decree 109This one, in Spanish: masc. 110Iffy condition of purchase 111Relative of etc. 112Inert gas 113Existence: L. 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MM 82 305-664-4335 4 P M H A PPY H O U R 1/2 PRICE APPETIZ ERSCouples Welcome Private Table Dances Full Liquor & Menu till 4 AMTotal Nudity, Distinctive and Tastefulweeks ago. Were looking forward to the opportunity, Holly said. Last time, we didnt make the plays we needed to make. Now its an opportunity make those plays.Coral Shores athletic officials might want to declare this weeks playoff as a second Hurricane homecoming. The Canes stand 4-0 in homecoming games this season, winning their own plus three road games all played as the opponents homecoming.St. Andrews place was packed for the Scots homecoming, Holly said. They had bagpipers and fireworks at halftime. It was like Founders Park on the Fourth of July.Coral Shores threw a wet towel on the party, stopping the Scots first drive on fourth down at the Hurricane 4-yard line. It was the closest St. Andrews (1-7) came to scoring all night.On the Canes first down, junior quarterback Nick Frisone tossed a post route to senior wideout Paul Pauchey, who rambled 76 yards before being brought down.Coral Shores quickly finished the 96-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run from fullback Eddie Dunn (a teamhigh 14 carries for 107 yards).Dunn, a senior team leader, also had a highlight defensive game from his inside linebackers spot with 13 solo tackles and three assists. Eddie just had an amazing game, Holly said.Coral Shores was up 21-0 at halftime as the tailback tandem of George Jacobsen and Henry Jacobsen combined for three rushing touchdowns and a combined 140 yards on just 10 carries in the game. George had 98 yards on 10 carries, including touchdowns of 20 and 27 yards. Henry added 42 yards on four rushes with a 6-yard score as the Cane offensive line had another strong outing.Frisone called it a night for passing with his one 76yarder but added a 26-yard run on a keeper.Two-way lineman Andy Bautista pulled down solo tackles with two assists. Defensive backs Darren Govan and Brian Cash each made six stops. Linemen David Williams and Cameron Rowland each sacked the Scot quarterback and combined for seven tackles.Ariel Correa, Bryan Peixoto, Jose Bravo and Logan Rowe also played well in keeping the Scots out of the end zone, Holly said.Two Jacobsens again strongFrom Hurricanes, 1B along with passing for more than 100 yards. The Dolphins are part of the Southeastern Football Conference, a 16-team league that started in 2012. The Fins posted a 2-8 record last year and were moved to the developmental division of the conference earlier this year along with Ransom, Miami County Day and Pompano Beach. Teams in this division are unable to compete in conference playoffs or for the state championship.Should Marathon defeat Pompano Beach Friday, the Fins will play the winner of the Ransom EvergladesMiami Country Day matchup, also taking place Friday. The date and location of where that game would be wasnt determined as of Tuesday.Dolphins hope to move onFrom Dolphins, 1B won the 50 free. Alex Lichtl had the other Conch win in the 100 breaststroke. The Key West boys were led by Marcus Brisson, who won the 50 free and 100 fly, and Isaiah Green, whowon the 200 IM and 100 breast. Chris Bujak ended his home career in the FKCC pool with a victory in the 100 free. He then made a rare appearance in the 500 free and finished second. Devin Carson won the 100 back.The Conchs will swim at the District 12-2A meet Oct. 31 at Gulliver Prep in Miami.Roesser fallsKey West Highs Patrick Roesser shot a 97 at Mondays 2A regional tournament at Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation. He didnt advance to the state meet, but he played his heart out, said coach Casey Dion. I was proud of him.District meet arrives Oct. 31From Swimming, 1B led by Everett Wagner, who was fifth out of 128 runners in 16:59, a record for a Key West runner at Thompson Park. Belen Jesuit had the top four finishers, led by Ryan Rodriguez (16:29), but Wagner edged the Wolverines Bruno Zayas for fifth by a second. The next Conch finisher was Jerry Burgess, who was 26th in 18:05, followed by Leif Cisneros (personal-best 18:06), Kai Davis (18:41) and Bobby Black (18:51). The teams average time of 18:16 was a Key West record at Thompson Park.The boys were running against some of the top teams in the state, White said.Weather permitting, the Conchs will run against Coral Shores and Marathon in the county championships at 8 this morning at the Key West Golf Club.County meet set for todayFrom Running, 1B Dorian Cannon scored four touchdowns on runs of 20, 10, 74 and 21 yards to lead the Conchs over the Mavericks. He has 10 TDs on the season. The other Key West touchdowns came on a 15yard run by Jeffery Anilus (on the Conchs first drive), a one-yard run by Mehki Sargent (that capped a 94yard drive) and a 16-yard pass from Andrew Freeman to freshman Alvin Howard. Our offense was productive, Hughes said. We scored every time we had the ball but once. And the defense made huge plays. The Conchs led, 21-7, at the half, but only 35-29 after the third quarter, a period in which McCarthy scored 22 points. Freemans pass to Howard with 6:30 left in the fourth quarter and Cannons fourth score (set up by an interception by Christian Luna) put the game out of reach at 47-29.The Conchs played without star defensive back Laurence Marius, who, along with defensive end Daniel Daley-Dixon, was benched for violating team rules.Cannon TD seals the gameFrom Conchs, 1BBridge Run returnsWith 42 spans connecting the Florida Keys, bridge running is a popular sport in the island chain. Several hundred racers can experience the panorama above the Upper Keys and the eastern edge of the Florida Everglades Nov. 8 during the sixth annual Key Largo Bridge Run.Enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy the uniquely scenic out-and-back 10k, half marathon and 5K run/walk events. Since its inception, the bridge race has attracted participants from across the U.S., the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe.Start time is 7 a.m. and the race ends at 11 a.m. Prize money is awarded to the top six finishers in the events male and female divisions, as well as the 12 and under age category.The USA Track & Fieldcertified course crosses the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge and racers occupy the northbound lanes of the bridge and the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch that connects mainland South Florida with Key Largo. Runners can pick up race packets from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 or 2 to 7 p.m. Nov 7 at Cafe Largo, mile marker 99.5 bayside. Race entry fees are $35 per person for the 5K, $50 per person for the 10K and $70 for the half marathon through Nov. 6. Participants age 17 and under pay $12 per person. Online registration is available and closes Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. For event information, go to www.keylargobridge run.com.The course goes over Jewfish CreekRUNNING
Michael Hass wears a white lab coat as he leans over the liquid nitrogen to grind a brittle a leaf from a mango tree with mortar and pestle into fine white powder. He is attempting to break the leaf cells open to extract DNA, part of a larger-scale project collecting DNA from various rare and endangered plant species at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Under the leadership and supervision of Fairchilds director Carl Lewis, Hass is working to catalog Fairchild Farms 600 species of mango into a DNA bank at Fairchilds Baddour DNA laboratory. Traditionally, the fleshly yellowish-red tropical fruit is seasonally available only from March to September, but for Hass and the interns in the lab, the mango DNA project is an all year enterprise. Its never been done before, never in the history of mangoes, Lewis said. We know which mangoes taste good and when they fruit, but we dont have a way forward to start breeding and making new varieties until we understand genetically what were working with. Under Lewis, Hass has become a fixture in this particular lab on Thursdays and Fridays since it opened in 2012, not only as a volunteer researcher but as a quasi-lab manager and educator for the students that come through. Like many of Fairchilds Science Village volunteers, Hass arrived with an impressive research-oriented resume. His 33-year career in Miami includes a 11 years conducting medical research at the University of Miamis medical school and 22 years working at the Miami-Dade Police Departments crime lab, where he eventually became manager for DNA testing in the forensic biology section. After his retirement a few years ago, Hass wife suggested volunteering at Fairchild to improve his vegetable gardening and landscaping skills. He was immediately interested. Its a more beautiful side of life, Hass said. What were really doing is studying the beauty of nature, trying to understand it and preserve it. The DNA lab is set up for two major functions: To extract DNA from plant materials and polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, the process used to turn a single copy of DNA into millions of copies. The purpose is to develop procedures so that we can actually distinguish by a DNA test one species of mango from another, or one variety from another, said Hass. Should there ever be a question about a comparison between any two mango species or something like to try to identify an unknown sample, then we could use all of microscopic and visual clues to narrow down what the possibilities are as what the identity of what this particular mango variety might be and then use a DNA test for verify that, he said. Lewis said the project is part of the lifetime amount of work for the people at Fairchild, which began with David Fairchild, who a hundred years ago was collecting some of the mangoes. Lewis called it a long, big initiative to start to put together the family tree of the mango and get ready for the next generation of mangoes.Fourth-year Florida International University Ph. D. student Emily Warschefsky called Hass the lab manager who has helped her with troubleshooting while she works on her thesis.Hes been really helpful at trying to figure out which techniques we need to modify for the DNA extractions, said Warschefsky, 28, who is studying the evolutionary relationships and population genetics of mangoes. Mike has been working on helping to optimize these different protocols like the DNA extraction and hes helping to catalog the diversity of the mangoes that we have in our collection here. Since his start two years ago, Hass has compiled about a quarter of the 600 mango species into the bank, but considers himself to be definitely in the beginning and at a stage of trying new things. Once all the mango flowers are used, like they have been already this year, he works on more individualized tests for the plants. Our goal will be to combine as many of these tests as we can to make a really efficient, effective way of analyzing mango samples in particular, but also to learn the procedures that we can adapt and use for other plants, said Hass. *Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com By Kate Cardenas, TTSKeys AHECSo, you want to try e-cigarettes to help you quit smoking? Perhaps youve tried everything else with no success, or maybe you still want to enjoy your one vice without compromising your health. There are so many claims about these new products that it can be difficult to decipher truth from hype. As a Tobacco Treatment Specialist for a Healthcare Education Center, it is my responsibility to provide reliable information to the public so that each individual (with the consultation of a healthcare professional) can make an educated decision. Many people are asking, are e-cigarettes safe? Can they help smokers quit? The short answer is: nobody knows yet, but public health officials have taken the position that E and Vapor cigarette vendors cannot claim the product is a cessation device.The popularity of e-cigarettes has exploded over the last few years and the truth is, we havent had enough time to understand their long term health effects. There is currently no peer reviewed independent research in any credible medical or scientific journal to support industry claims about the safety of e-cigarettes, or the potential of e-cigarettes to help smokers quit. In fact, e-cigarettes could be worrisome regarding the relapse of former smokers, the re-normalization of tobacco and a gateway to cigarettes. Preliminary research has found that some e-cigarettes contain toxic substances, carcinogens and heavy metals. Some argue that the presence of a few chemicals in e-cigarettes are safer than the 600 6,000 chemicals contained in tobacco, but it is important to keep in mind that less harm does not mean harmless. Many e-cigarette companies are owned, advertised and sold by our good friends at big tobacco. The Blu e-Cig brand is owned by Lorillard (Newport) and Altria, the parent company of Phillip Morris (Marlboro), owns the MarkTen brand. Their e-cigarette advertising tactics are remarkably similar to banned tobacco ads. Their business is addiction and they are known to target our youth. Do you think a company like that is really interested in helping you quit? If you do choose to try e-cigarettes for tobacco cessation, keep in mind that the e-cigarette is a stepping stone. E-cigarettes alone are an alternative to smoking; they are a drug delivery device which continues to feed the addiction to nicotine and if left unaddressed, relapse to traditional tobacco or even dual use is likely. Switching to e-cigarettes can promote an increased dependency to nicotine because of unclear and variable dosing, and when you dont need to leave your seat for a cigarette break youre likely to use it more often. Keep refill bottles away from children and pets. A lethal dose of nicotine is about 10mg for a child and 60mg for a non-smoking adult. Refill bottles can contain up to 1g of nicotine (thats 1,000mg!). E-cigarettes may or may not help people, but until more research is done and they are properly regulated by the FDA, Tobacco Free Florida cannot endorse e-cigarettes as a beneficial step for smokers who are attempting to quit.To Vape or Not to Vape? Space can be yoursfor only $132.50twice a month!Call to reserve your space TODAY! 305-743-5551 LivingJust call him Mango: P.I.Scientist tries to isolate fruits DNABy KATIE LEPRIMiami HeraldHORTICULTURE Miami Herald photo by AL DIAZDr. Michael Hass works as a biochemist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. His current project is to put all 600 species of mango from Fairchild farms into a DNA bank.Michael Hass is working to catalog Fairchild Farms 600 species of mango into a DNA bank atFairchilds BaddourDNA laboratory.
Kids Halloween party SaturdayChildren under age 12 can celebrate Halloween from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on College Road on Stock Island. The gardens sixth annual Screaming Green Halloween features separate costume competitions for kids ages 6 to 12 and those under 6, a bounce house, games, candy, crafts, food and more. Cost is $5 per child or $10 for a family. To find out more, call 296-1504.Seniors driving class offeredAARP in the Upper Keys has planned a refresher course for drivers older than 50.There are no tests or driving required and membership in AARP is not necessary. The class is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office at 50 High Point (mile marker 88.7 bayside on Plantation Key). Most auto insurance companies provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates. The class costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for others. To find out more, call Mary Lou at 852-1620.Marathon school honors militaryStanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon is holding its annual Red, White and Blue Day on Nov. 7 to show support for military veterans, active-duty military and local public service members.The school seeks veterans and local military currently serving to be recognized. If you are or know someone in the military, a veteran or public service member, send his or her name, rank/specialty, branch of the armed forces in which he or she served or serves, and a photo to Kathy DePastino, Stanley Switlik Elementary School, 3400 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050. Or call DePastino at 289-2490Jazz trombonist plans dinner showTrombonist Dante Luciani performs jazz at a dinner concert Oct. 29 at Cafe Moka, mile marker 91.8 in Tavernier.The 7 p.m. event in the Live at Moka series features a three-course dinner. Tickets are $45 per person and reservations are recommended.Luciani lectures in jazz trombone in the University of Miamis Department of Studio Music and Jazz, and conducts the UM Frost School of Musics concert jazz band. Formerly lead trombonist and soloist with the Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson orchestras, Luciani has performed with artists including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ben Vereen, Burt Bacharach and Natalie Cole.Luciani will be joined by Jaui Schneider on piano, Rodol fo Zuniga on drums and Robert Grabowski on bass. For reservations, call Cafe Moka at 453-6271. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, October 22, 2014 TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY ($10,000+) Lookout Foundation Ocean Reef Community Foundation Marcy S. Wolpe LEADERSHIP DONORS ($1,000+) Barbara J. Collins Diane Damron Bank of America Jacqueline Luhta BB&T Dale Bittner Community Bank Carlos E. Perez Florida Keys Electric Cooperative James Ash John Freeman John Stuart Hawks Cay Sheldon Suga Iberia Bank Mary E. Chase Patricia Worthington City of Marathon George Garrett Roger Hernstadt Mariners Hospital Liliana Castanon Janet Catani Jose Cruz-Peraza Amanda Dorris Pamela Feeser Candy Fincke Richard Freeburg Wendy Gentes Francene Glick Dawn Hire Sun Hough Kimberly Hysong Patricia Kundl Susan Langhorne Isabel Mesa Daphne Morrow Jose Ramirez Debbie Stanger Dawn Stavor Barbara Stephens Carol Welsh Monroe County Schools James Drake Andy Griffiths Jr. Publix Supermarkets Mary Akers Paul Bean Fannie Browne Miguelina Concepcion Vivian De La Torre Erik DeSimone Miranda Hendrix Pedro Hurtado Stephen Kussrath Jeyson Landono Steven Levine Tim Maloney Erin OHara Kevin Piper Kevin Schellhamer Jeremy Scott Kimberley Seitz John Walano Robert Williams Small Business Partners Pat Preuss United Parcel Service Roy Drebenstedt 2013 Campaign TOP DONORS NOTICE OF REFERENDUMPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 14-08-56, ADOPTED BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF ISLAMORADA, VILLAGE OF ISLANDS, FLORIDA (THE VILLAGE) THE FOLLOWING CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE ON THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 BALLOT.MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA OF STRUCTURESA Charter Amendment is proposed that would limit the maximum floor area of any structure within the Village, other than those for public and semi-public uses, to no more than 10,000 square feet of floor area within the perimeter of the exterior walls of the structure as measured from the outside surface of the exterior walls. Shall the above-described Charter amendment be adopted? Yes [ ] No [ ] Polling place information and the full text of the proposed Village Charter amendment is available at the Office of the Village Clerk, 86800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida 33036. Kelly S. Toth Village Clerk ISLAMORADA, VILLAGE OF ISLANDSOFFICE OF VILLAGE CLERKPublished 10/22/14 & 10/8/14 The Keynoter, Marathon FL 33050 Divers submerged 30 feet below around six miles off Key West Sunday for the Amory Dive Resorts annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving. Underwater artists of all ages used knives to pare fun-loving facial features, sea creatures and accessorize their orange gourds. Keys dive instructor Wayne Cline won over the judges with an intricately designed sea horse to earn a free dive trip for two.Photos by BOB CAREUNDERWATER PUMPKINS Text could help group win grantThose with a cell phone can help bolster the future of arts and history for children of Key West by submitting a single text. The Key West Art and Historical Society, which operates three museums and features educational programs, is one of six South Florida organizations competing for a $20,000 Knight Arts Challenge Peoples Choice Award. The Art and Historical Society is the sole Keys award nominee. If awarded, the society will use the grant to fund an education outreach initiative that will bring arts and history of this region into classrooms and, hopefully, inspire students art futures. The idea is to take the art and history of the region into the schools so the children understand the unique history of where they live and ... take ownership of where they live, says Michael Gieda, executive director of the Art and Historical Society. To win, the society must bring in the most votes submitted by text message. The Art and Historical Societys code is VOTE4 to 22333.The Knight Arts Challenge Peoples Choice Award, presented in partnership with the Miami New Times, funds arts projects that engage Knight resident communities in collective cultural experiences. Key West was among 75 finalists before the list was pared to six.The deadline to vote is Nov. 17.Deadline for Knight money is Nov. 17KEY WESTPhoto by TODD FEITChildren take art classes at the East Martello, one of three museums the Art and Historical Society operates. DOLPHIN ROYALTY Seniors Rosalia Parrado and Alex Megia are crowned homecoming king and queen at halftime of Marathon High Schools homecoming football game Friday. Marathon beat the Palmer Trinity Falcons, 27-13.Keynoter photo by WILLIAM AXFORD LIVING BRIEFS
*Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Kathie Bryan Jan Darden eresa Java Sylvia Garcia Patty Murphy Laura Preston Joanne Pulis Taylor Rockman Valerie Serra Lynda Sheaks Beverly Traeger Jeanne DesautelsLicensed Optician2357 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050305-743-8316 in Women BUSINESSCelebrate the National Women in Business Week October 20 -24, 2014 BUSINESS KEY LARGOGarden center marks 50 yearsIn 1964, the Upper Keys Garden Club (now the Garden Club of the Upper Keys) spun off from the Key Largo Garden Club. Now 50 years later next month, the club is marking the golden anniversary of the Francis Tracy Garden Center, the hub of club activities. Its at 94040 Overseas Highway in Tavernier.The history of the Francis Tracy Garden Center started well before its construction did.Following the spinoff nine years earlier, in 1963, the membership had grown and a larger meeting space was needed. Fred and Margaret Bond offered property on U.S. 1 to build a clubhouse. The Bonds stipulated that it be named the Francis Tracy Garden Center to honor charter member Francis Tracy. The small, nonprofit organization held numerous fundraisers to start the building. An $8,000 mortgage was secured for the balance of the financing. The official dedication and public opening was held in November 1964. More than 200 people attended. Each club member was asked to purchase one chair for S3.75 and 100 were bought. Over the next three years, the club raised the money to pay off the mortgage. In December 1967, Francis Tracy lit the flame to burn the mortgage for the building named in her honor. Since then, numerous flower shows, art shows and design classes have been held there. In 2010, the gardens were declared a Community Peace Park.The Garden Center looks today pretty much as it did in 1964; there have been no additions or major renovations.But there has been more landscaping added. And maintenance costs have risen as the building has aged. There have been new roofs, painting inside and out, and an updated electrical system and flooring.It remains vibrant place for activitiesBy LONELL RICEKeynoter ContributorPhoto by PETE BACHELERThis is the Upper Keys Garden Club (now the Garden Club of the Upper Keys) as it looks today. Francis Tracy (right) and others attend the formal dedication of the club.ENVIRONMENTAL REWARD More than 180 fourthand fifth-graders from Key Largo School were given a recent day of learning activities at the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key by winning the Upper Keys Fairchild Challenge, an annual standards-based environmental education outreach program funded and supported by the Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort through its partnership with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. GOOMBAY! The annual Goombay Festival in Key Wests Bahama Village celebrated the Keys connection to the Bahamas Friday and Saturday. There was food galore, along with kids games, entertainment and Junkanoo parades. Goombay is the unofficial kickoff of the 10-day Fantasy Fest in the Southernmost City.Keynoter photos by WILLIAM AXFORD Keys man wins crab contestMarathon resident Larry Smorgala proved he is the most proficient cracker and consumer of Florida Keys stone crab claws by taking top honors in the fourth annual Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday in Marathon. Nearly 40 contestants cracked, cleaned and ate their way through 25 stone crab claws each, all vying for the fastest time. Smorgala followed a crack-them-all-first-then-eat strategy, finishing in 15 minutes, 20 seconds. You want it nice and clean so you can pick the meat out, he said. Its the best stone crab cracker that wins it, not the best eater.Smorgala admitted hes not a fan of the succulent crabs but figured his strategy had a winning chance. They will chase you out of the Florida Keys if you dont eat stone crab claws. Its kind of like living in Wisconsin and not liking cheese. Among a field of 11 twoperson team competitors, Greg DAgostino and Alyssa Hoyer, both from Marathon, earned top honors by turning in a time of 10:40.An average of 2.6 million pounds of stone crab claws are harvested annually, with about 40 percent coming from waters off the Florida Keys. The succulent crustacean is considered a renewable resource, since legal-size claws are harvested and the crab is returned to the water to grow new extremities.Stone crab season runs from Oct. 15 to May 15.Smorgala downs 25 claws to beat dozensMIDDLE KEYS Photo by ANDY NEWMANThe contest was over in just over 15 minutes.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, October 22, 2014* Registered Representative. Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representative Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered investment Advisor. Financial Planning Services offered through Mull Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge and Mull Capital Management, LLC are not affiliated. Patricia B. Mull, CPA, PFS Managing Member www.mullcapitalmanagement.com 91760 Overseas Hwy Tavernier, FL 33070 Office: 305-852-8025 Cell: 305-394-0530 email@example.com Your financial & investment resource in the Florida Keys LINDA LEE BYARS MUSIC Music Is Our Business Owners BOB & LINDA LEE BYARS firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 2797 O/S HWY Marathon, FL 33050 305-743-4050 & 305-743-2460 Dianne Rhodes, OwnerSince 198110700 5th Ave. Marathon 305.743.7072 Drain & Sewer Cleaning Drain & Sewer Video Inspection Sewer Connections Water Heater Sales & Repairs Wedding Planner Events Coordinator Dcor Specialist Event Rentals 80925 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036 (305) 283-0066 blue-water-weddings.com /bluewaterweddings Julia Timmins, owner P.O. Box 522696 | Marathon Shores, FL 33052 ph 305-743-5452 | f 289-1589Venita R. GarvinCEO Domestic Abuse Shelter www.domesticabuseshelter.org | firstname.lastname@example.org in Women BUSINESSCelebrate the National Women in Business Week October 20 -24, 2014 BUSINESS
*Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com LISSETECADWELLSEHABLAESPANOL61000 HAWKSCAYBOULEVARDDUCKKEY, FLORIDA33050 (305) 289-4887 CELL(305) 304-6141EMAIL: LISICORDOVA@ME.COMWWW.HAWKSCAYREALTY.COM SUEMORETREALTOR ASSOCIATE 81610 OVERSEASHIGHWAY, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036 SUEFKO@BELLSOUTH.NET3053931180 2059 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050 Mile Marker 48 305.743.6341 e women of Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center are ready to assist you with all aspects for pleasurable boating. Stop in or call us today for service, repairs, parts, storage, purchase or sale of your vessel.www.MarathonBoatYard.com From le to right, Shanel Robles, Sherry Popham, Rylan Winner, Donna Saus, Dawn Needler, Renee Inman, Amanda Rossi. R H O N D A L S I M O N D S B R E W E R G R I C R S B R O K E R 81610 OVERSEASHIGHWAY, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036RHONDA@MOORINGSREALTY.COM3056649166 D E B B I E M O T T R E A L T O R A S S O C I A T E 81610 OVERSEASHIGHWAY, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036 D.MOTT@MOORINGSREALTY.COM3053930324 CORIEMCGRAWABELREALTORASSOCIATE 81610 OVERSEASHIGHWAY, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036CORIEMCGRAWABEL@YAHOO.COM3053936864 289-1631Southwind Plaza 8903 Overseas Hwy Marathon HAIRby MarthaNAILSbyIvisHair CutsColor HighlightsMoroccan Oil TreatmentsManicure/PedicureFacials WaxingAcrylics Gelish MABELVASNILESBROKERASSOCIATE 81610 OVERSEASHIGHWAY, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036 MABEL@MOORINGSREALTY.COM3056641209 www.swcinc.net 305-294-1238 email@example.com Christine Rodriguez, OwnerAlexs Auto Wrecking Parts & TowingFamily owned & operated since 1961Key West to Big Pine Key Best Pricing! We buy cars!Office: 305-296-4910 Cell: 305-393-2207 MONROE COUNTY FLORIDAROSA WASHINGTONSR. ADMINISTRATOR, PUBLIC WORKS SOLID WASTE1100 S imonton St. Room 2-231 Ph: 305-292-4432 Key West, FL 33040 Fax: 305-292-4558 E-mail: washington-rose@monroecounty-.gov NT YMarathon Key West Plantation Key Beverlys Cleaning ServiceBuying or Selling a Home? I Specialize in Deep Cleaning!I take pride in my cleaning service.Commercial Residential Including Boat Interiors & Windows743-3392 or 393-0652Serving the Keys for over 20 years! Licensed, Bonded and Insured MONROE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR DANISE D. HENRIQUEZ, C.F.C COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDAHb Ttnf Sbr Ttnf Aft St P.O. B K W, FL Prf: () F: () .nfbtfbb.bn ZOEMAYCLINBROKERASSOCIATE 81610 OVERSEASHIGHWAY, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036ZOE@ZOEINTHEKEYS.COM3053932888 in Women BUSINESSCelebrate the National Women in Business Week October 20 -24, 2014 BUSINESS
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 1190088 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442011CA000927A001PK HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE TRUST, SERIES 2007-3 Plaintiff, vs. DANIELLE ELIZABETH PIEROG A/K/A DANIELLE E. PIEROG, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. 442011CA000927A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE TRUST, SERIES 2007-3, is Plaintiff, and DANIELLE ELIZABETH PIEROG A/K/A DANIELLE E. PIEROG, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at 500 white head street, Key West, FL in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 12 day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 20, BLOCK 7, INDIAN HARBOR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 178, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 111 MOHAWK ST., TAVERNIER, FL 33070-2114 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 20th day of November, 2014. Amy Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Gwen Douglass As Deputy Clerk HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE TRUST, SERIES 2007-3 c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published October 22, 29, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1336098 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY 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 30TH da y of October y 2014, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street Monroe County, 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 55, OF SIMILAR SOUND, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA. a/k/a 55 PALMETTO DRIVE, KEY WEST, FLORIDA 33040Pursuant to ORDER RESCHEDULING FORECLOSURE SALE entered in a case pending in said Court the Style of which is: BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff VS. STEPHEN D. MITCHELL A /K/A STEPHEN D. MITCHELL JR.; ALISSA T. MITCHELL; UNKNOWN PERSON (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, et.al Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2013-CA-696-K Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming as interest in the surplus from the Sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens within 60 days after the sale. File No.: 13-03269 BOA V2.20140120 Published October 15, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1344500-CC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case.: 14-CA-000291-P EVELYN MCGLONE, K. ERIK DALAKER, NICK SAMAR and MARY SAMAR, husband and wife, JOHN MARTIN, and STUART D, MARR Plaintiffs, vs. SUZAN A WIESE, PELICAN CAY HARBOR, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, CLAIR MCELFRESH, EMILY MCELFRESH, DAVID BARROW, JOHN DOE as UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and JANE DOE as UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 8, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 14-CA-291-P of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein EVELYN MCGLONE, K. ERIK DALAKER, NICK SAMAR and MARY SAMAR, husband and wife, JOHN MARTIN, and STUART D. MARR, are Plaintiffs and SUZAN A. WIESE, PELICAN CAY HARBOR, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, CLAIR MCELFRESH, EMILY MCELFRESH, DAVID BARROW, JOHN DOE as UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and JANE DOE as UNKNOWN TENANT #2, are Defendant(s). I WILL SELL to the highest bidder for cash, at the Monroe County Courthouse, Front Door, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 1st day of December, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment OF Mortgage Foreclosure, to wit: Lot 2, MONROE PARK, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 140 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. 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. Dated this 9th day of October, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court (Circuit Court Seal) By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Brittany N. Miller, Esq. Hershoff Lupino & Yagel, LLP A ttorneys for Plaintiff 90130 Old Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Tel: (305) 852-8440 Fax: (305) 852-8848 Published October 18, 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1352704 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442011CA000927A001PK HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE TRUST, SERIES 2007-3 Plaintiff, vs. DANIELLE ELIZABETH PIEROG A/K/A DANIELLE E. PIEROG, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. 442011CA000927A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE TRUST, SERIES 2007-3, is Plaintiff, and DANIELLE ELIZABETH PIEROG A/K/A DANIELLE E. PIEROG, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 12th day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 20, BLOCK 7, INDIAN HARBOR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 178, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 111 MOHAWK ST., TAVERNIER, FL 33070-2114 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2014. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen Douglass As Deputy Clerk HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE TRUST, SERIES 2007-3 c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published October 22, 29, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1353080 City of Marathon REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the CITY OF MARATHON, until 3:00 PM, local time, Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Clerks office of the City of Marathon located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050. The City of Marathon, Florida, hereby requests, sealed "Proposals" from Professional auditors to provide auditing Services to the City of Marathon Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the RFP documents. Bid documents may be examined and obtained online at www.demandstar.com. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive irregularities, technical errors and formalities, and to award the contract as it deems will best serve the interest of the City. Prospective firms shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City Staff or City Officials except as follows: Inquiries, clarifications, or interpretations of the RFQ package shall be made in writing to the City Clerk, at least ten (10) days prior to the date for the receipt of statements of qualification, by mail to 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, by fax to (305) 2894123, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. us The City of Marathon City Manager Published October 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1353477 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-106-P IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBORAH ANN FLAGG Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DEBORAH ANN FLAGG, deceased, whose date of death was September 4, 2014; is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: October 22, 2014. LOUIS PHILLIP MAYER Personal Representative 2242 Cambridge Circle Jamison, PA 18929 Urban J. W. Patterson A ttorney for Personal Representative Email: email@example.com Secondary Email: u j w p lawfirm @y ahoo.com jp@y Florida Bar No. 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, Esq. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Published October 22, 29, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1353565 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on October 27, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the "Media Room", First Floor, Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon., FL 33050, a meeting will be held of the SELECTION COMMITTEE for the project of LANDSCAPE/VEGETATION CONTRACTORS TO PERFORM REMOVAL OF INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS FROM MONROE COUNTY CONSERVATION LANDS MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The selection committee will evaluate the proposals received in response to the Request for Competitive Solicitations issued for the above-named project. The selection committee recommendation will be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners for approval. All members of the public are invited to attend the selection committee meeting. For more information, please contact Beth Bergh, Monroe County Land Steward, 2798 Overseas Highway, Suite 410, Marathon, FL 33050, or fax to (305) 2892854. Questions may also be emailed to bergh-beth@monro ecounty-fl.gov. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated at Key West, Florida this 15th day of October, 2014. AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published October 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1353599 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on October 27, 2014 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the "Media Room", First Floor, Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon., FL 33050, a meeting will be held of the SELECTION COMMITTEE for the project of LANDSCAPE/VEGETATION CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE AN INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS TECHNICIAN CREW TO WORK ON MONROE COUNTY CONSERVATION LANDS MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The selection committee will evaluate the proposals received in response to the Request for Competitive Solicitations issued for the above-named project. The selection committee recommendation will be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners for approval. All members of the public are invited to attend the selection committee meetin g For more informag tion, please contact Beth Bergh, Monroe County Land Steward, 2798 Overseas Highway, Suite 410, Marathon, FL 33050, or fax to (305) 2892854. Questions may also be emailed to bergh-beth@monro ecounty-fl.gov. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated at Key West, Florida this 15th day of October, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published October 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 352974 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ("RFQ") FOR City Financial Consulting Services NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed qualifications will be received by the CITY OF MARATHON, until 3:00 P.M., local time, December 5, 2014, at the offices of the City of Marathon, Florida located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, 33050 (the "City"). The City of Marathon requests statements of qualifications from individuals or firms to provide City Financial Consulting Services for the City of Marathon (the "Finance Services"). The City intends to select a qualified individual or firm to render Financial Services to the City. The firm should be licensed to do business in the State of Florida. Statement of qualifications shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the RFQ package, which is available and may be examined online at www.demandstar.com. An RFQ package will be available for inspection at City Hall. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submittals, to waive irregularities, technical errors and formalities, and to select a qualified individual or firm to provide the Finance Services as it deems will best serve the interest of the City. Prospective firms shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City Staff or City Officials except as follows: Inquiries, clarifications, or interpretations of the RFQ package shall be made in writing to the City Clerk, at least ten (10) days prior to the date for the receipt of statements of qualification, by mail to 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, by fax to (305) 289-4123, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. us The City of Marathon City Manager Published October 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! ALLclassified adsonline @ keys info net.com RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551 www.Keys InfoNet.com
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad # 1351151-CC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Truman Medical Center located at 540 Truman Avenue, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Key West, Florida 33040 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Old Town Medical Centers, LLC Published October 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 305-743-5551321S.CoconutPalmBlvd, MM90 Sat.Oct.258am-1 pmhigh-endhousewares, fashionaccessories,luggage, boatinggearandmore.PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. Prime Property on Conch Key for sale. This 2 bed, 1 bath stilt home sets on 2 canal lots with boat ramp. Easy access to ocean & bay. Asking $475,000. All offers will be considered. 305-731-0975, 305-394-4284PARK MODEL TRAILER in Marathon. Sleeps 4, on water. Handicapped acces., tiki bar.Lot rent $7750/yr; mobile home $45,000. 973-670-5416 or 414-217-83934 BR / 3 BA MM 99 O/S Canal front. Util included, partially furn. Dockage avail. $3500 / month. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495 AMOVE IN NOW MARATHN f rom $325, weekly rentals, studio, fully furn. All util incl. 2 person units. Avl thru 12/15. Lv msg. 786-300-1170 HouseforRent MM1002Br/2Bath,FullyFurnished1st floorofCBSHome,Canal Front4housesfromocean withboatslip.$1800Mo+ Utilities. F/L/SNoPets,NoSmoking. AvailableNov1.954-257-6797 954-558-4640HOUSEFORRENT 2/1Key LargoPark$1350F/L/S, stainless,extras305-793-3634 email@example.comMARATHON 3/3 unfurn home walking distance to Sombrero Beach! W/D, huge fenced yard. Small pet OK. No smkg. $2700mo F/L/S 305-849-0711MM 106 2 BR / 1 BA 1 story, No pets, no smoking. All tile floors w/ large yard & scrned. porch. Yearly lease. $1400 / mo. F/L/S. (305) 4513064 or (440) 255-5372.MM 97.8 QUIET LOCATION Unfurnished, 1 BR Apt. No pets / No Smoking. $900 / mo. F/L/S. Call (305) 942-8367.NEED3BRLONGTERM RENTAL -LawEnforce.family lookingforrentalbetween (MM61-27).PermanentKeys residents,abletopay$2000 monthlyor$2500w/utilities include.NoPets.First/Last/ Sec.notaprob.Moveindate betweenNov.1standFeb.1st. 954-658-9259 aptforrent Largeone bedroom,livingroom,eatin kitchen,W/D,fencedinyard $1500deposit-plusutilities Alternatephone631-929-4204 $925 631-680-1400 firstname.lastname@example.orgMARATHON half duplex 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D. 10733 3rd Ave, Gulf. $1250/mo, F/L + $250 sec. dep. & electric. Call Nick 305-522-6567 MARATHON Bonefish Towers 12th floor. 1 BR/1.5 BA. Ocean & gulf view. Avail Dec March. $3,000 per mo or $2,500 per mo/3mo min. 732-233-5320RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. 305-743-6519 House to Share, Ramrod Key Pvt bdrm & ba, full kit, fen yard work out rm, pet poss. Sunset views! $850mo+ share util. No smkg, must like dogs 304-1413ShareaHome Master Bedroomwithfullbath, furnished.Clean,quietsingle homeinBigPineKey.Large fencedyard,deck,parking,A/ C&w/d.Cable&utils included.Contactafter5pm weekdays,oranytimeFri-Sun. $850305-395-0170CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 Bookkeeper needed for resort in Key Largo, F/T, P/T, knowledge of Quick Books, courteous with a clean, neat appearance desirable, only non smokers need apply at: email@example.com. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FT for office on Summerland Key. E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. AVAILABLE F/T or P/T will train. Busy office, must have excellent telephone, organizational & computer skills, eye for detail, eager to learn, able to work as a team. Fax resume to schedule interview: Dr. Pruett, (305) 664-8898 Church Secretary needed for local church in Marathon. Provides secretarial support to worship services, staff and leaders and performs general administrative duties. Ability to use MS Word, Publisher and Excel. Part-time position. Position description available at stcolumbamarathon.org. Send resume to office@ stcolumbamarathon.orgLocalutilityseekingContract Administratorwithproject accountingbackground. Strongorganizational, analyticalandinterpersonal skillsamust.Contact305-853 -3540forapplicationandemail yourresumeto: monroe.county@careersour cesfl.comEOENIGHT DISPATCHER for Keys Shuttle Part time. Apply in person, 13333 Overseas Highway, Marathon; or call (305) 289-9997FORM CARPENTER NEEDED Marathon area. Send info. regarding work history & salary requirements to: email@example.comJourneymanElectricians HiringEXPERIENCED JourneymanElectriciansfor localcommercialgovernment project.FederalDavisBacon wages.MUSTHAVEtools, transportation&beableto passbackgroundcheck.EOE. Email resume firstname.lastname@example.orgLANDSCAPER Appx 30-35 hrs/wk. Flexible daytime hours. Must pass backgrnd check, have transportation and speak English. Apply in person only to 7050 O/S Hwy, Marathon.Marathon Garbage Service is seeking truck helpers. $9.50 per hour. Apply in person to 4290 Overseas Hwy, MarathonPhysicalTherapistwanted IslandPhysicalTherapy Center,Inc.islookingfora dynamicphysicaltherapistto joinourdedicated,energetic team.Opportunitiesforpart and/orfull-timeschedulesare available.PleasecontactCami orArjenHoldingaforinquiries. 305-289-0707 email@example.com Receptionist BusyTavernier officelookingforareceptionist. Pleasecall305-853-5151for moreinfo.305-853-5151 firstname.lastname@example.orgCONCIERGE/MARKETING Please apply @ Hammocks, MM48 in Marathon. Hourly + Com $. Drug Test required. Apply at desk. Attn: Mike KellyMotel Managers Energetic couple to run small motel, live on premises, handling front desk, housekeeping, light maintenance in the Marathon area,. Call 786-299-1976Hospitality Associate/Room Inspector for condos on KCB. Friendly individual with resort/ hotel/motel experience. Office, computer phone skills. Apply in person 1121 W. Ocean Dr. KCB or send resume to email@example.com LEGAL ASSISTANT RYSMAN LAW has a Paralegal/Asst. position available in KW. Salary commensurate w/exp. Insurance. Must have exp. Respond in confidence: Peter@RysmanLaw.com. ALLclassified ads posted online @ keys infonet.com Musthavepeopleskills,phonesales, procientoncomputer,self-motivated, wellorganizedandbeabletowork occasionalSaturdays. Emailresumeto NormaGlanville@gmail.com.KeyLargoofceislookingforaFull-time VacationRentalAssistant CareerOpportunities D irec torofInf orm ation Sy stems R a d iologyTech nolog ist-CT Certif ied P atient A c c ountR epresentative Reg isteredN u r s e s Phy s i c ianP r a c tic esD irec t o r Applyonlineat:h t t p ://www.f i s h e r m ensh ospital. o r g FishermansHospitalislocatedinMarathon,FL E.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify POSITIONSAVAILABLE A T : TheGuidance/CareCenter,Inc. Behavio r a l H e a l thTherapist-M arathon# 187 Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformental healthandsubstanceabuseclientsatMarathonOffice. FloridaLicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.C l ientAd v o cateKeyWest # 7 4 6 & # 7 9 2 Assistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.FrontOfficeHSDiploma/GED Required.Bilingual,SpanishSpeakingPreferred.CaseM a n a g erKeyWest # 7 1 1 &KeyLar g o #805 Coordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultclients.Bachelorsdegreeinahumanservicefieldand1year experienceworkingwiththepopulationrequired. Bilingualpreferred.Fulltime.S u b s t a n c e A b u s eCo u n s e l o r KeyWest #812 ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCounty DetentionCenterinKeyWest.Bachelorsdegreein HumanServicesFieldrequired.CAPandBilingual Preferred.Fulltime.D r i v e r # 7 5 5 Driveandmaintainvanfortransportationofclients. CDLw/PEndorsement.M aintenanceA ssis tant-M arathon # 7 8 3 HighSchoolDiploma/GEDneeded.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com firstname.lastname@example.org EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY Springintoanewjob!HOTEL,RESTAURANT &MARINAJOBS ARESPROUTINGUP...JOBFAIRMonday,October27,8:00am7:00pm Tuesday,October28,8:00am7:00pmSaturday,November1,10:00am4:00pmLocation:7999OverseasHwy#2 onthecornerofUS1&80thSt.,MarathonRecruitingforALLpositions Bringanup-to-dateresume andbepreparedtocomplete anapplicationFORMOREINFORMATION CALL305.600.0235 ApremierresortinIslamoradaisinterviewingforthefollowing:Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplacewhere smilesarepartoftheuniform,andcompetitivewages.ApplyinpersonMM83.583409OverseasHwy.Islamorada,FL 305.664.4662AllPositions Localresidentsonly.Experiencepreferred. Bilingualaplus.JointheMiamiHeraldteam! DISTRICT SALESMANAGERTheMiamiHeraldislookingforaqualiedindividualtojoin theirnewspaperdistributionteamintheLowerKeys/Key Westarea.Youwilloverseeagroupofourcontractedcarriers thatdeliverourproductsintheearlymorninghours,from 4amto8am. Youmusthaveacleandrivingrecord,areliablevehicle, befamiliarwithMicrosoftOceprogramsandhaveprior managementexperience.Salarycommensuratewithability andexperience,healthinsuranceandotherbenetsare available. Pleasesendyourresumetoctownshend@miamiherald.com
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 10B Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: District Sales Manager Join the Miami Herald Team! Looking for a qualified individual to join the newspaper distribution team in Lower Keys/ Key West area. You will oversee a group of contracted carriers that deliver our products in the early morning hours. Must have a clean driving record, reliable vehicle, familiar with Microsoft Office programs and have prior management experience. Salary commensurate with ability and experience, health insurance and other benefits available. Please send your resume to:email@example.comEARN EXTRA CA$H Routes available in the Lower Keys for newspaper delivery. Key West 2 days a week for $225 + Summerland Key 7 days a week for $450 + Call Carter -305.440.3208 Bartenders/Servers, FT or PT Professional w/exp. Refs reqd. Good pay! Apply at Marathon Yacht Club, 825 33rd St, or fax resume 305-289-2076 Cabana Breezes in KCB hiring all positions! Join our team and enjoy competitive pay, benefits, and a great ocean view every day! Line cooks, saute cooks, pizza cooks, servers, and bartenders. Benefits. Apply in person 11am 2pm daily. EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. NOW HIRING: BREAKFAST & DINNER COOKS Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm. SERVERS, DISHWASHER & COOK NEEDED Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon Servers with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. MARINE SALES PERSON Wanted! To sell new and used boats & PWCs, marine parts & book watersport activities. Marine sales exp. a must! Commission & salary based pay. Call Brad @ (305) 393-3883 and email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org DIVE BOAT CAPTAIN Halls Diving Center, Marathon Seeking F/T or P/T Captain with Masters license. Must hold a Divemasters certification or be a certified diver willing to train to Divemaster level. Need strong customer relation skills, a professional appearance and willing to perform vessel maintenance. Contact Bob Brayman or Randy Botteri at 305-743-5929 to arrange interview. Email resume or application to email@example.com. Dolphin Research Center has a FT opening for a Physical Plant & Equipment Apprentice: Major duties consist of assisting in construction projects, electrical, plumbing and automotive needs, plus the maintenance of buildings, equipment, vehicles and boats. Must have a clean driving record, general "handy-man" skills and be able to work outdoors in the Florida heat. Benefits include medical, life and disability insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, sick and holidays, and so much more! Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume: firstname.lastname@example.org. Experienced Electricians Needed. Must have valid DL. Inquire at Arlington Electric South 305-743-2558 email@example.com Experienced HVACR Tech F/T. Pay according to experience, benefits. Call Artic-Temp, Marathon, 305-743-5288 HVAC TECHNICIAN Expereince required. Please apply in person, with resume & references to 1400 107th St. Gulf, Marathon.HVACTechnician/Installer Immediateopeningfor experienced HVAC Technician/Installer. Qualifications:Threeyears experience,musthaveEPA UniversalCertification,must havevaliddriverslicensewith acleandrivingrecord.Mustbe abletopassabackground check.305-394-2701 meadmechanical@bellsouth .netPAINTERS NEEDED w/tools & vehicle. Marathon & Lower Keys 731-8872 Part Time Security Guard needed in Tavernier. Security license needed. Call 305-684-0033 CDL DRIVER WANTED RM/Block Driver. Excellent pay & benefits. EOE. Apply in person to Cemex, 1500 107th St. Gulf, MarathonMarathon Garbage Service is seeking CDL driver, class A or B, minimum 2 years driving exp. Must speak English fluently. Apply in person only, 4290 Overseas Hwy.Truck Driver Exp reqd. CDL Class A. Knowledge of trucks w/refrigerator units. Knowledge of Key West to Miami Ft Laud area. Background check/Drug screen/Credit check. Contact Office 305-735-2285 Kimberly 1974 24 FT T-CRAFT with trailer, needs engine. 10 ft. beam. $5000 OBO. Call (786) 255-53442007 Chaparral 275 SSI Perfect cond. 220 hrs. Granite kitchen, teak floors, enclosed head. 8.1 Volvo Penta engine w/ 450 hp. $54,900 OBO. In Marathon. Andy 561-212-30452008 SEADOO JET BOAT w/ trailer. Less than 200 hrs. $9000. Call (305) 394-0541 21 CABIN CRUISER All accessories imcluded. New motor with warranty. $4000 obo. 305-896-3556. Key West.25 Aquasport 1988, cc T-top twin 140HP 4 stroke Suz, fresh /salt water washdown, 35g live well, lrg fish box, dive ladder. GPS depth VHF tandem trailer, ready to fish! $18K. 731-5264 boatforsale 199026ft. fiberglassboatwithaluminum trailer(nomotor)(wasused forlobsterandcrabfishing) 305-896-2850$2,000305-896 -2850 firstname.lastname@example.orgCarolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Fox, Bennington pontoons & Blue Wave. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric incl. MM 99. (305) 942-3495 Commercial Dock for Sale at Fishermens Point, end of 20th St., Ocean, Marathon. Asking $65K. 305-849-7705Live Aboard Dock For Rent. Marathon Call 305-743-6519 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com101325857-01FLOATING DOCK SYSTEM by Jet Dock. 17 ft. x 9 ft. Drive on / off. 2 yrs. new! $4000 O.B.O. Call (305) 394-0541 PRICETOSELL Family ownedCommercialLobster FishingBoatForSale-Key West,Florida-$15,000.Call 305-797-7537BEAUTIFUL 31 ft. 2006 FOURWINDS Chateau R/V Queen bed, 35K miles $35,000 Call (305) 453-1070 AAA AUTO/AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540VEHICLEFORSALE 1994 CADILLACDEVILLE-GREAT COND.107KMILES24K "GOLDPACKAGE"KCB,FL $2,750419-236-05902005 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 LS. Crew cap, brand new camper shell. Loaded, leather, runs great! $12,900. 305-731-6739, Marathon. WOW LOOK !!! keysinfonet.com All ads online at:keysInfonet.com All classified ads posted online at:keys Infonet.com TworoutesavailableintheLowerKeys. KeyWest -Deliver2daysaweekfor $225& SummerlandKey Deliver7daysaweekfor$450+CallCarterat305.440.3208 EarnextraCASH UnitedWayoftheFloridaKeys,alocalindependentnonprot, isseekingaPresident/CEOwhoisastrong,articulateleader abletomaximizeourorganizationsimpactonaddressing theneedsoftheKeyscommunity.ThePresident/CEOwill beresponsibleforsignicantlyincreasingtherevenueraised fromourworkplacecampaignsandindividualdonors.He orshemustbeaneffectivespeakerwhorelateswellto diverseaudiences,andcaneffectivelycommunicateUnited Waysvisionandgoalsforcommunityimpact.ThePresident /CEOservesastheprincipalresourcetotheBoardof Directorsanditskeycommittees,givesstrongdirectionin policyformulationandinterpretation,andisaccountable fortheoperationalandscalintegrityoftheorganization. BachelorsDegreerequired,MastersDegreepreferred. OfcelocationintheKeyscanbeexible,dependingon thesuccessfulcandidate.Competitivecompensation.Email resumeandcoverlettertoLeah.Maki@sothebysrealty.com email@example.comUnitedWayPresident inthesubjectline.Foracompletejobdescription,visit www.keysunitedway.org President andCEO CityofMarathonGrantsCoordinator FullTime Pleaseseewebsiteforjobpostings: www.ci.marathon.fl.us MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 MAINTENANCEMECHANIC-MARATHONSalaryRange:$45,379.-$66,853TheFloridaKeysAqueductAuthorityislookingfora WastewaterMaintenanceMechanic toperformspecialized maintenanceandrepairofbuildings,grounds,equipment,valves, dieselengines,pumps,treatmentunits,chemicalfeedsystems, andcollectionsystemsatourwastewatertreatmentfacilities. Qualifications:highschooldiplomaorGED;supplementedby collegelevelcourseworkorVo.Tech.traininginpipefitting, mechanical,pumpsandelectrical.MusthaveavalidFLdrivers license. Location:Marathon,FL. Applicationfoundat:www.fkaa.comEEO,VPE,ADA LoveRetail? Wanttoworkinafunenvironment?Wanttohavebenefitsincluding health,vacationandprofitsharing?Pleasefaxyourresumeto 453-9604orcall453-9144SeekingPT/FTDay/Night/WeekendSandalFactory/T-ShirtCityMM102MM82MM50MM4.5MM0 DRIVERSWANTEDCallKeysShuttle(305)289-9997foranappointment ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-0656 CityofMarathonUtilityIntegrationSpecialist FullTime Pleaseseewebsiteforjobpostings: www.ci.marathon.fl.usDarlenes Cleaning ServiceCommercial and Residential 305 395 8066 Licensed & Insured ARTIC TEMP A/C Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic# Cac 053827, 743-5288 Ernest E.Rhodes Plumbing Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 KELLY ELECTRIC -Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC25 743-6098 Windswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic CAC056989 Call (305) 289-1748 Lic # CAC056989 289-1748COSTCO HEARING AID CENTER offers free hearing tests, outstanding patient service and low prices on premium quality hearing aids. Please call 305-964-4251 to set your appointment. A National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist is on staff. KITCHEN KORNER Real wood cabinets at particle board prices! Freds Beds, 743-7277, Marathon TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0009 www.tikihutsusa.com Lic# CYC000002 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. keys info net.com service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | firstname.lastname@example.org United Way of the Florida Keys, a local independent nonprot, is seeking a President / CEO who is a strong, articulate leader able to maximize our organizations impact on addressing the needs of the Keys community. The President / CEO will be responsible for signicantly increasing the revenue raised from our workplace campaigns and individual donors. He or she must be an effective speaker who relates well to diverse audiences, and can effectively communicate United Ways vision and goals for community impact. The President / CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees, gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation, and is accountable for the operational and scal integrity of the organization. Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred. Ofce location in the Keys can be exible, depending on the successful candidate. Competitive compensation. Email resume and cover letter to Leah.Maki@sothebysrealty.com with United Way President in the subject line. For a complete job description, visit www.keysunitedway.org President and CEO