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Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 86 25 CENTS Theyre championsThe Lady Eagles of Island Christian School win their district volleyball tournament. Story, 1B Future: Federal penFather-and-son drug dealers admit guilt, hefty sentences coming. Story, 4A VOTE Doc Dan ZiegforMARATHON CITY COUNCILPolitical Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel "Doc Dan" Zieg for Marathon City Council GOVERNORS RACEScotts Keys claim doesnt stand upDuring Tuesdays final debate in the race to be Florida governor, Republican Gov. Rick Scott declared his administration spent $350 million to deal with sea-level rise down in the Keys.That came as news to most in the Florida Keys.I have no idea what hes talking about. Its the first Ive heard of it, said Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, a local representative to the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.Chris Bergh manages The Nature Conservancy in the Keys and is widely considered a leading authority on the effects of rising seas on South Florida. If there is a program specific to sea-level rise in the Keys, I am not aware of it, he said. Since his declaration Tuesday, Scotts amended his sea-level expenditure statement to include in the Miami area, according to a transcript by CNN, which televised the hour-long debate in Jacksonville.Jackie Shutz, a spokeswoman for the Scott re-election campaign, said in a Thursday e-mail that the $350 million is money allocated by [the Florida Division of Emergency Management] for flood mitigation over the past three years.Several state agencies are tied to the $350 million total, which covers flood-mitigation for all of Floridas 35 coastal counties over the past few years, said Aaron Gallaher, communications director for Emergency Management.A more detailed explanation of the reference was being prepared at press time Friday, Gallaher said. But the divisions share of money obligated for Monroe County is $6.7 million, he said.At the debate, Crists opponent, Democratic former Gov. Charlie Crist, challenged Scott, Why are you so reluctant to believe the overwhelming majority of scientists who say that man contributes to climate change?Scott responded that he is focused on the solutions.... Im going to tell you what weve done. He then brought up the $350 million, and went on toHe says he spent $350 million to deal with potential sea-level risePhoto courtesy MIAMI HERALDCharlie Crist (left) and Gov. Rick Scott shake hands before their Tuesday debate. Things went downhill from there with personal attacks. The two men clearly dont like each other.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeys Netflix series now titledThe long-untitled Netflix series based in the Florida Keys now has a title: Bloodline.A 30-second trailer released Thursday by Netflix teases a premiere of March 2015.The video depicts a sleek yacht aflame under darkening skies. Series star Kyle Chandlers voice intones, Were not bad people, but we did a bad thing. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the 13episode drama follows an island family whose secrets and scars are revealed when the black-sheep oldest brother returns home. Series crews began shooting scenes for Bloodline last March, setting up onlocation sets at various Keys sites, many in Islamorada. A sprawling warehouse in south Miami-Dade County was converted into a studio for shooting indoor scenes. Filming for the first season is expected to wrap in mid-November. With the track record of series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (Damages), several people affiliated with the production have said they are optimistic the Keys series could run for several seasons.The creators have described the series as a tightly wound thriller that explores the complex bonds between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and the rivalries, jealousies, and betrayals at the core of every family.Trailer for Bloodline hits the InternetENTERTAINMENT Group pushes for city poolEfforts to bring a community pool to Marathon dominated the discussion at Tuesdays special City Council meeting to address future capital improvements in the city.Parents, students, swimmers and longtime residents who have tried to bring a pool to the city in the past packed the room at the city firehouse, leaving it standing room only.Leigha Fox of the nonprofit group Friends of the Marathon Pool laid out a proposal to build a pool 50 meters long 25 meters wide, she said could be used for swim team training, SCUBA lessons and exercise programs.Our mission is to get a pool in the city, Fox said. Financing was a major contention. Fox suggested constructing and operating a pool as a special enterprise fund, with money coming from private and public partnerships, developer impact fees, Monroe County Tourist Development Council grants and fundraisers. Revenue-generating efforts could also include admission fees and event rentals, including hosting college swim teams for competitions and training. Across the country, we realize a community pool is not a money-making venture but we hope to have an attraction thats at least revenue neutral and self-sustaining, Fox said. The Friends of theCost is chief among issues proposal facesMARATHONSee Pool, 2ASee Scott, 3ASee Netflix, 3A Photo courtesy CITY OF KEY WESTThe Port of Key West has seen an increase in cruise passengers compared to last year.KEY WESTCruise-ship passenger traffic up over 2013The Port of Key West, which includes cruise-ship berths at the city-owned Mallory Square, U.S. Navyowned Outer Mole Pier and privately owned Pier B, has seen a nearly 7 percent rise in port traffic so far this year.Key West Port Coordinator Martha Arencibia attributes the increase to larger cruise ships, at least in terms of passengers. Some of Carnival Cruise Lines newer ships, such as the Carnival Magic, hold between 3,000 and 4,000 people.Carnival is the only cruise line that is maintaining their ship size, Arencibia said. What were seeing is a fluctuation of less port calls, but ships that are carrying higher passenger counts. Between January and September 2013, Key Wests port saw about 546,000 people. The number is more than 580,000 people for the same period this year. The uptick comes on the heels of a failed October 2013 city referendum that would have had the city ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study on dredging and widening Key Wests port. Key West voters rejected the notion almost 3-1.Dredging, like PortMiamis current $200 million-plus dredging project, allows for larger cruise ships.However, the increase in passengers does not surprise Key West Committee for Responsible Tourism spokesman Jolly Benson. His group opposed last years referendum. Benson said the hysteria over port traffic, which included a Nov. 13 state Department of Trans portation report that said if improvements were not made to Key Wests port, itIts not more ships but more people on themBy ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comSee Port 2ABy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.com Keynoter photo by WILLIAM AXFORDParents, students, swimmers and longtime residents who have tried to bring a swimming pool to the city packed the meeting room of the Marathon Fire Station Tuesday, listening to a proposal to construct a pool within city limits.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to hearing about a proposed community pool Tuesday, the Marathon City Council discussed capital projects at a special meeting at the Marathon firehouse. Highlights:The city is expected to have $7.04 million in its capital infrastructure fund for the 2015 budget year. The fund will dip to $2.02 million in 2016, $1.4 million in 2017 and $978,232 by 2018 due to numerous projects such as construction of the $4.7 million city hall, $396,000 for phases four and five of Oceanfront Park behind city hall and a $200,000 feasibility study for sustainability of Coco Plum Beach The fund is expected to begin growing back in 2019, reaching $902,533.The council heard a presentation from Sea Air Land Technologies on adding solar panels to the new city hall. Councilman Mark Senmartin pushed to reduce electric costs there. The council voted to have city staff research grants to help offset the costs of solar panels.Senmartin also pushed for establishing a paperless city hall, where staff would use more electronic devices. The councilman said city staff should have live data where information can be accessible via wireless devices.Long term, Fire Rescue is looking to interact more with high school students, possibly getting them involved in becoming firefighters. Chief John Johnson said becoming a firefighter and paramedic takes about two years of training and hiring locally would be great. An undercover sting operation resulted in the Wednesday arrests of three Key Largo residents on felony drug charges. Monroe County Sheriffs Office undercover cops say they bought 28 Xanax painkiller pills and 13 Percocet pills from Gary Windham at his Plantation Road home twice in September.His wife Tracy Windham sold eight Vicodin pills to undercover agents, said Sheriff Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin. Gary Windham faces one felony count of selling drugs and a charge of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school. At press time Friday, he was in the Plantation Key jail on a combined $65,000 bond.Tracy Windham, 51, faces one felony drug dealing count. As of Friday, she was in the Key West jail on $25,000 bond. Nancy Conover of Loeb Avenue in Key Largo also was arrested after selling drugs to undercover cops in September, Herrin said. Conover, 61, reportedly sold nine Vicodin pills and 9 grams of marijuana to an operative. She is in the Key West jail on $50,000 bond. Despite the resurgence of heroin abuse nationwide because of crackdowns on prescription drug abuse, Herrin said pain pills remain the much bigger problem in the Keys. Regarding heroin, Herrin said, Weve had a number of arrests recently, but weve always had a scattering of it. Some areas of the country have seen a huge amount of it, but were not one of them.At least 21 auto burglaries have been reported since Wednesday in the Lower Keys neighborhood of Key Haven and on Lower Sugarloaf Key, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.Detectives hope two surveillance videos that captured some of the crimes will help lead to an arrest. The Sheriffs Office says it might be one person responsible for all of the break-ins.Thursday, at least three autos were burglarized on Bougainvillea Avenue in Key Haven, with a purse and credit cards taken from one of the cars and nothing taken from the other two. Those crimes were reported to the Sheriffs Office Wednesday morning. Three more vehicles were entered on Tamarind Road on Sugarloaf Key and were also reported Wednesday morning.Friday morning, the Sheriffs Office received reports of autos on Labrisa Lane, Marlin Drive, Jamaica Lane and Sugarloaf Boulevard entered overnight. Detectives say at least 15 vehicles were broken into and the suspect took loose change, a radar detector and sunglasses from those vehicles. In all of the cases, the vehicles were unlocked. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office. Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The hotline number is (800) 346-TIPS.Remember to always lock your car doors, Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. Most vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity and suspects will generally only enter those vehicles that are left unlocked. Also, remove valuables from your vehicle many times suspects choose vehicles based on items they can see visible inside. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, October 25, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8272 SUN.8275 MON.8476 TUES.8576 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. 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. 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After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSCities, others enter same-sex fraySeveral local Florida governments are weighing into the legal battle about the states an on same-sex marriage, pointing in a brief to the very real harm wrought by marriage inequality upon our citizens and upon our very legitimacy as governing bodies. The brief was filed Oct. 10 in the states 2nd District Court of Appeal, which is considering a Hillsborough County case that involves two women seeking a divorce after being married in Massachusetts. The brief was drawn up on behalf of the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Miami Beach and Wilton Manors, the village of Biscayne Park and Broward County. It raises a series of arguments backing the end of the same-sex marriage ban. Floridas prohibition on marriage for gay and lesbian couples impedes our ability to fulfill our core mission of providing for the health and welfare of our residents, thereby eroding the very legitimacy of our governments; interferes with the administration of our business as employers; and denies our taxpayers tourism revenue, the brief says. Florida voters in 2008 approved a state constitutional amendment to prevent same-sex marriage. News Service of Florida ETERNITYIN PARADISEFOR YOUR FAMILYSouthern Keys CemeteryMM 10 On the GulfCall Today305-294-2528 There are 76,351 Residents in Monroe County and only 4,200 Burial Plots left. Why wait? abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ DANTZER, DeborahCharlotteDantzer, 65,diedonOctober1,2014 followingalongillness.Her longtimefriendandcaregiver, GaryHardinson,wasather side.DebbielivedintheUpper andMiddleKeysformorethan 20years.Sheissurvivedby herson,KurtSchachner, mother,LottieRhoads,and sister,DeniElliott.Donationsin hermemorymaybemadeto GentivaHospice,6161Blue LagoonDr,Miami,FL33126. Obituaries & Memorials Upper Keys: (305) 852-3216Marathon Key West: (305) 743-5551 Marathon Pool is looking at two other Keys pools, the county-owned Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo and the villageowned swim complex in Founders Park in Islamorada, as models for operations and costs.According to Jacobs Aquatic Center Manager Corky Wagner, it costs $55,000 annually to insure that centers three pools. Payroll is budgeted at $250,000, which includes four administrative positions and 30 to 40 staff members, depending on the time of year. Other costs include $20,000 to $25,000 for chemicals, $62,000 for electricity and $26,000 for water.Each year as part of Orange Bowl events, the Jacobs Center hosts college swim teams for a large meets. John Sutter, director of parks and recreation and marine resources in Islamorada, said the Founders Park pool, 50 meters by 25 meters, holds 880,000 gallons of water, costing $40,000 annually. Electric costs for the Olympic-sized pool run $60,000. Open daily, the pool has three to four $13-an-hour lifeguards on duty, as well as a $37,000 pool manager.Founders generates $150,000 in revenue through pool entry fees and passes as well as $40,000 to host college swim events and training; Olympians also have trained there. Sutter added that Founders gets more requests than it can handle to host teams and would refer them to Marathon if there was a suitable pool.The overall bang for the community is much larger than the $40,000 we collect, Sutter said. The local teams stay at our hotels and shop at our stores. The benefits to our communities are enormous.City Council members cautiously supported bringing a community pool to Marathon.Fox suggested possible pool sites the former Marathon Manor land adjacent to Marathon High School, city-owned property at 104th Street and U.S. 1 and the Jaycees Building location on 33rd Street were all suggested sites by Fox.Im not saying the city shouldnt invest in its future and its kids and all of us, but theres only so much money for various things, Mayor Dick Ramsay said. Whatever we do, we have to make sure its in the best interest of the town and we can afford it. Fox says the Marathon Manor site, owned by the School District, is the most attractive location due to its close location to the high school. The district purchased the seven-acre property for $7.4 million in 2005. The now-former Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas had been slated to purchase the property and develop a 65-unit affordable housing complex in 2006 but backed out in 2007 shortly after Cay Clubs collapsed. The board will listen to any proposal to the land, School Board Chairman John Dick said. The School District likes to work with different entities in the county, he added, pointing to what will be a new Key West city hall in the former Glynn Archer Elementary School on White Street.Complex is far from a realityFrom Pool, 1A could result in a significant loss of cruise business, is disingenuous. It doesnt make sense when youre looking at the numbers, he said. DOT District 6 Aviation/Seaport Program Administrator Luis Macias said via e-mail that cruise passenger traffic in Key West is sustainable. Asked about the increase in port traffic, DOT District 6 spokeswoman Ivette RuizPaz said DOT is not directly involved in the operation aspect of the seaport. However, Macias reiterated what was in the November DOT report. The biggest challenge is the limited size of our facilities and limited width of our channel, Macias said. If cruise lines eliminate certain ship classes, the city could see reduced ships and passenger numbers. Key West charges a $10.63 disembarkation fee per passenger. However, the city ends up with $3.33 per person after transporting passengers across the Outer Mole and the Navys fees. At Pier B, the takeaway is just $2.50 for each cruise passenger.According to the 2014-15 budget, the city will receive about $2.2 million from disembarkation after security and transportation fees.And contrary to Macias comments, Carnival isnt restricted by the ports size.Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said Key West has been a destination on its ships itineraries for many years. The companys new ships do not have a problem docking in Key West.Key West can accommodate all of the ships presently in our fleet, de la Cruz said. Key West Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Virginia Panico said Key West port traffic is hard to predict. Itll level off again, Panico said. Its always a wild guess. The chambers political action committee supported last years referendum. Scott Saunders, the committees treasurer, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, contributed $2,500 to U.S. Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia, who is up for reelection next month, ahead of last years referendum. He gave Garcia another $1,000 this past May.Saunders did not return a request for comment but Garcia spokesman Miguel Salazar confirmed Saunders donation and said in an email that Garcia understands that this is a complex local issue.However, some, like Benson, are weary of outside influences. He said theres a big push for port development in Key West. Nonetheless, the port, in its current state, has seen increased passenger traffic. Arencibia admits the numbers fluctuate based on everything from bad weather, which has led to rerouted itineraries featuring Key West, to influenza. For now, its on the rise. I think its still pretty vibrant, she said. Passenger counts up, not ship sizeFrom Port, 1A The pool proposed by the Friends of the Marathon Pool is 50 meters long and 25 meters wide.Capital fund fallingIts due mainly to $4.7 million for city hallBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHONRaid lands 5 ounces of cokeA Stock Island man who told law enforcement he used to be a cocaine addict who had up to [a] two eight-balla-day addiction was jailed on a felony trafficking count Thursday afternoon.A search warrant was executed by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office around 3:30 p.m. in the rear of F3 Cross St. It included a law enforcement presence rarely seen in the Keys the Sheriffs Office, Key West police, Florida Department of Law Enforce ment, Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI.Renan Viart Sotolongo, 51, of 5401 3rd Ave., was taken into custody and the search began. Inside, they found Reina Maria Rodriguez, 24, sleeping. She woke up during the search and as she got out of the bed, two plastic bags were observed directly under her. One had cocaine in it, the other traces of the drug, according to the arrest report written by Deputy Bradford Colen.Cocaine it turned out to be 141 grams, or around five ounces was found throughout the place, including in the bathroom cabinet, on the bed, in the night stand, in a jacket and in the kitchen.Also found: $8,021 in cash, found in a jacket in the closet. He told law enforcement the cocaine must have been left over from his purchases in the past. He also said Rodriguez had no knowledge of the cocaine, even though she was sleeping on some of it. Sotolongo was charged with cocaine trafficking. He remained in jail on Stock Island Friday in lieu of $30,000 bond. He has a long Monroe County rap sheet, with past charges including aggravated battery, violating parole, possession with intent to sell cocaine, assault with a deadly weapon and felony drunk driving.Suspect says its left over from past useCRIME FRONT SOTOLONGOKeynoter StaffNearly two dozen autos burglarizedPart of spree caught on tapeCRIME FRONTThree charged with pill salesXanax, Vicodin, Percocet sold to undercoversBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCRIME FRONT
say, We spent hundreds of millions dollars to deal with coral reefs. Scott was referring to $100 million sent to the Keys to help fund countywide sewer projects required by the state. The improved wastewater treatment is expected to protect Keys nearshore waters from damaging effects of nutrients that previously leaked from septic tanks. The $100 million is half the $200 million the Florida Legislature authorized in 2008 as part of Everglades and Florida Bay restoration. Crist did not follow up on the $350 million reference but expressed his concern over global warming and his support for renewable energy. Scott charged that when Crist served one term as governor, He didnt put money into dealing with sea-level rise. He didnt lift a finger to settle the lawsuit over the Everglades. He didnt put a dime in to coral reefs. Studies have shown the Florida Keys are among the most at-risk areas in the U.S. to be at risk of rising seas in the coming decades. Carruthers said a very well-attended climatechange conference held on Miami Beach in early October featured lengthy sessions on Floridas potential sea-level rise. The one glaring omission was nobody from the governors office was there, she said.Actual Keys money: $6.7MFrom Scott, 1A Saturday, October 25, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by George Neugent for Monroe County Commission District 2 EXPERIENCE ENVIRONMENT ECONOMYCOUNTY COMMISSIONER GEORGE NEUGENTEndorsed by the KeynoterEndorsed by Countywide MayorsBUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ENDORSEMENT IS YOURS!PLEASE VOTE GEORGE NEUGENT ON NOVEMBER 4TH 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 ANOTHER BOATSLIP SOLD!If youve got it, I can SELL it! Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com 12411 Overseas Hwy., #68CMarathon Open 7 Days A Week THE DARK BEFORE THE LIGHT Photo by DEBORAH BENDERMarathon High School substitute teacher Deborah Bender captured this image of a waterspout at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday from her third-floor classroom. The Keys have been drenched all week with nonstop rain, causing the cancellation of Wednesdays Pet Masquerade and Parade, a traditional part of Key Wests Fantasy Fest. The skies should clear today, however, providing good weather for tonights 7 p.m. Fantasy Fest parade down Duval Street. Chandler (Friday Night Lights) heads the cast, playing a Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy. Bloodline also stars Oscarwinner Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men and ER), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff), Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life) and Jamie McShane (Sons of Anarchy).Netflix, founded as a mail-based renter of DVD movies and television shows, has become a leading provider of streaming video over the internet. The company has launched several acclaimed original series, including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.March debut expectedFrom Netflix, 1A A yacht burns under mysterious circumstances off a Florida Keys shoreline in the newly released teaser ad for Bloodline, a Netflix series to be released in March.Photo courtesy NETFLIXTeachers, district close on a contractThe Monroe County School District and the United Teachers of Monroe appear to be close to a new contract a stark contrast to talks last time around, which involved 25 contentious negotiating sessions. The main issue left on the negotiating table is the eventual transition to a state-mandated performance-based pay schedule. But both sides expect to resolve the compensation discussion during the next two bargaining sessions, scheduled for Oct. 29 and Nov. 3, respectively. We have several tentative agreements for teacher contracts and school personnel, UTM President Holly Hummell-Gorman said. The merit pay law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011, bases teacher pay on student performance and eliminates tenure for new teachers. Thats a big part of the negotiation, Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter said. Advancement would be different for someone on the performance basis. The two-year contract, retroactive to this past July, would end in June 2016. It would cover more than 650 teachers and school-related personnel, including food service workers and bus drivers. It also includes a one-year reopener to specifically discuss performance-based pay and teacher evaluations Porter said the negotiating environment between UTM is dramatically improved compared to the past. Last year, the two sides argued over unpaid furlough days, a process that held up more than $1.2 million in state-funded raises. The talks included mediation and a district-hired hard-nosed labor attorney.The eventual contract, approved in May, expired June 30. It, too, was retroactive.Porter, so far, is leading the negotiations this time around. Its really just a matter of working through the details, he said. The district and UTM have met 17 times since June, with most sessions being relatively short, Porter noted.Negotiations much smooth than last timeBy ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS
A father and son from Stock Island who admitted to trafficking cocaine will learn Dec. 15 how long theyll serve in federal prison.Thats the date U.S. District Court Judge Martinez will sentence Juan Soco Sr., 64, and his son Juan Soca Jr., 43. The father faces up to 40 years, the son life following their guilty pleas Oct. 6. Jose Soca, 38, a cousin of Juan Jr., had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute and was sentenced to 4.5 years the same day the other two pleaded guilty. According to court documents, Soca Jr. and Jose Soca each sold cocaine to a confidential source on separate occasions and, based on those transactions, law enforcement obtained and executed a search warrant Jan. 29 for the mobile homes where Juan Sr. and Jose Soca lived. The trailers were side by side at 6451 6th St. Law enforcement the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Key West Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found $235,398 in cash hidden inside pipes, 7.5 grams of cocaine base and 3,084 grams of cocaine buried in the yard of Soca Sr. On the adjoining property of Jose Soca, they found about 5,880 grams of cocaine, 570 30-mg oxycodone tablets, 1,332 alprazolam tablets and $4,370 in cash. During Soca Jr.s arrest, authorities found him with 360 30-mg oxycodone tablets and $12,493 in cash. Of that money, $1,305 matched prerecorded currency the confidential source had given to Soca Jr. during a drug deal on Jan. 28, and $200 matched currency given by the confidential source to Jose Soca during a Jan. 23 drug deal.During a search of a storage unit at Soca Jr.s apartment, officers also found 164 oxycodone pills. They also found drugs at a shed at the Stock Island Lobster Co., where Soca Jr. had engaged in a cocaine transaction with the confidential source.Beach getting more attentionThe city of Marathon is trying to better maintain Coco Plum Beach and bring more visitors to the cityowned beach. Kevin Carte, property manager at Royal Plum Condos in the Coco Plum area, said he discussed restoring the beach which has been plagued by erosion and massive amounts of seaweed earlier this week with City Manager Mike Puto and contractors from Beachraker, the Pompano Beach company employed by the city to maintain Sombrero Beach.While Puto said it isnt guaranteed the city can restore the beach to its former glory.Whatever we do, [the state Department of Environmental Protection] has to approve what we do, Puto said. Were hoping to get something done but cant promise anything. For an immediate remedy, Puto is looking to remove some vines from some portions of the beach, offering more space for beachgoers. Vine removal is dependant upon approval from DEP.Puto said the city has applied for a $200,000 state grant that would fund a study on sustainability efforts to retain sand at the beach. The city has budgeted $500,000 in its capital infrastructure plans for additional beach sand in budget year 2015-16, provided that grant revenue is approved.Puto said the city will know if the grant is approved sometime next year.Depending on the findings of the study if its in fact done, Puto said jetties created by coral rocks placed in the water to help break up waves might be put in to help stem erosion.For Carte, just seeing city workers on the beach is a step in the right direction. I dont believe Im getting lip service from the city, he said. 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Big Pine Key29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 Patti Nickless CRS, SFRBroker Associate(305) 304-6949 Hunter Nickless Realtor 305-304-7810 www.BestKeysAgent.com Socas face judgment dayIN THE COURTSKeynoter Staff This is where much of the cocaine was hidden, in and around the side-by-side trailers.Photo courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICE Morton: No secret mapsA prominent Key West attorney this week launched a barrage of verbal volleys about the process to update rules in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. They have already made their decisions on new marine protected areas, Horan said Thursday.These are areas up to 25 square miles where there will be no recreational or commercial diving or fishing, Horan said. Theyll close it forever. The only thing you can do is drive your boat across.No decisions have been made about any possible closures in the ongoing process to update the sanctuarys management plan, the first major update since the current plan was created in 1997.Horan, representing a group of Key West charterboat fishermen, spoke at a Wednesday meeting of Key West Chamber of Commerce and a Tuesday meeting of the Keys Sanctuary Advisory Council on Duck Key.Horan said he suspects a controversial set of maps drafted in mid-2013 by members of a Sanctuary Advisory Council working group provide a blueprint for future plans.Marine sanctuary managers insist nothing has been decided about marine zones or regulations for the sanctuarys management plan. There are no secret maps, sanctuary Superinten dent Sean Morton said Friday. There have been hundreds of proposals put out, but no one has yet recommended any proposal over another. Everything is being analyzed. This has been an incredibly open process with a lot of meetings, said Billy Causey, southeast U.S. and Caribbean regional manager for national marine sanctuaries after decades as the Keys sanctuary superintendent. All the information is up [on the sanctuary website] for peoples review. Its all public, Causey said Thursday. It amazes me that after doing all this, some people think were hiding something. Its absurd.Causey and Horan have often disagreed over sanctuary policy since federal legislation created the sanctuary in 1990.Horan said Keys residents strongly supported rules to force ships to move away from the coral reef to prevent devastating groundings. Three large ships grounded on coral within weeks in late 1989.Basically we were asking for a glass of water and got an atomic weapon in the form of the Keys sanctuary, Horan said. Horan, best known for winning Mel Fishers case against the federal government over recovered shipwreck treasure, contends the sanctuary is using ecosystem-protection rules as a way of managing fisheries.NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgTakes Stock signing up 60 studentsTake Stock in Children, a program that binds lowincome students on the path to a college scholarship from as early as seventh grade, will have contract signing ceremonies across Monroe County next week. The program, entering its 15th year, allows students who meet eligibility requirements to sign a contract that includes commitments of maintaining a 2.5 or higher grade point average, having good attendance and behavior and meeting with a mentor once a week. The payoff is a college scholarship.The challenge is getting them into that mindset that theyre in a program for college readiness, Take Stock in Children Program Coordinator Chuck Licis said.Besides the contract terms, Take Stock scholars meet with a success coach a few times throughout the school year and get help at each grade level. In high school, Take Stock helps scholars with everything from SAT preparation to essay writing for college applications. The program even keeps tabs on the students in college through email and texting. Licis said Take Stock has helped hundreds of kids and about 250 Take Stock scholars are in college, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Florida State University, right now.The scholarships are funded by the Monroe County Education Foundation through the states prepaid college program. No one who is eligible is turned away.The following contract signings are planned:Monday at 1 p.m., Sugarloaf School (two students).Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Coral Shores High, Plantation Key School and the Treasure Village Montessori (10 students).Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., Key Largo School (10 students).Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Marathon Middle/High School (18 students).Thursday at 9 a.m., Key West High School (12 students).Thursday at 3:30 p.m., Horace OBryant Middle School (eight students).By ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSSome discontent over city raiseKey West Assistant City Manager Sarah HannahSpurlock, who was hired in May by then-City Manager Bob Vitas, received a 4 percent raise earlier this month based on terms Vitas and Hannah-Spurlock agreed to in a conditional employment offer letter. Hannah-Spurlock, whose initial yearly salary was $120,000, received an additional $4,800 Oct. 1, less than five months into her sixmonth probationary period. The letter also includes language that allows for up to $5,000 in moving expenses.City Manager Jim Scholl, whose contract was extended by another year to July 2016 at Tuesdays City Commission meeting, approved the raise. According to the letter, the raise was subject to HannahSpurlocks successful job performance as determined by the city manager.Thats normal compensation for senior management, Scholl said. Assistant City Manager Greg Veliz, hired by Scholl last month at a yearly salary of $120,000, did not receive a raise. I really have no reaction to Sarahs salary, Veliz said. Thats her business. City commissioners Billy Wardlow and Tony Yaniz expressed their discontent over the raise at Tuesdays meeting. Wardlow peppered Scholl with questions about Hannah-Spurlocks salary. There was no commission wavering in extending Scholls $180,000 annual contract. He was non-committal on his future with the city beyond July 2016. Well, well see what happens, he said. Scholl was city manager for five years before Vitas, who was forced out earlier this year following a very public dispute with City Attorney Shawn Smith over another employee contract that was subsequently voided. Scholl was initially brought back on an interim basis.By ANTHONY CAVEacave@keynoter.comKEY WEST
NEWS BRIEFSNew poll says Scott, Crist tiedLess than two weeks before Election Day, the fierce race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is a dead heat, according to a poll released Wednesday.The Quinnipiac Univer sity poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked, with each receiving 42 percent of the vote and Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie receiving 7 percent. If Wyllie is not factored in, Scott and Crist were tied at 44 percent.For all the money spent on this race, it now appears the winner will be the one whose organization excels at the blocking and tackling of politics getting their voters to the polls, Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a prepared statement accompanying the results.The survey of 984 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 14 to 20, so it does not take into account the races third and final debate Tuesday night in Jacksonville. The poll has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. The results are similar to a Quinnipiac Poll conducted last month that showed Scott with 44 percent of the vote, Crist at 42 percent and Wyllie at 8 percent. News Service of FloridaCoughing and sneezing fits in the first half of the school year are common every year, but word on the street is there is something going around this year that hangs on and seems tough to beat.While symptoms are not nearly as severe as the flu, Key Largos Dr. Susana May says her office is very busy lately tending to patients with tough-to-treat colds that are lasting two to three weeks. Theyre just lasting unusually long, May said Wednesday. And theyre really not responding to the normal treatments. May said on a typical day she treats about 20 patients, and lately, about a quarter have been coming in with prolonged coughs. Weve been working our butts off with this, she said.Christopher Tittel, spokes man for the Monroe County office of the state Department of Health, said there have been no reports of any unusual disease clusters.Colds are expected this time of year, Tittel said. Regardless of whether there is an unusual occurrence of colds, May said the perception alone should serve as a wakeup call for people to get their flu shots. Flu season usually kicks into high gear around September, but it is not unusual for it to appear as early as October. I cant understand why people wont get their flu shot, May said. Maria Scotto, director of Healthy Aging Programs for the nonprofit group Alliance for Aging Inc., said Mays advice is especially appropriate for the elderly. Adults aged 65 and older typically account for more than half of flu-related hospitalizations and almost all of flu-related deaths, Scotto said. One reason that flu can be severe for adults is that the immune system weakens with age, which makes it harder to fight disease. But Scotto stressed that everyone, not just older people, should get vaccinated, and soon.Since the flu can be easily passed from person to person, its important that most everyone get vaccinated, especially those who spend time around older adults, she said. For seniors, its important to get vaccinated early in the season. A study shows that early vaccination is associated with greater benefits compared to later in the season.May said fears that people can catch the flu by getting the vaccination are simply unfounded. Scientific evidence says thats not true, she said. The shot is really effective and its one less thing you have to worry about. Tittel said the Health Department offers a walk-in flu vaccination clinic every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Sands Center in Bahama Village in Key West. People in the Upper Keys can call (305) 853-7400 to hear about their flu shot options, and Middle Keys people inquiring about the flu shot should call (305) 289-2708. We offer vaccinations regardless of ability to pay. If folks have insurance, we ask them to bring proof of insurance, Tittel said. If they dont have insurance, we ask that they bring a pay stub. If they dont have insurance or a pay stub, well still give them the vaccination anyway. We have programs that can cover the cost for those who cant afford it. County and state officials are reviewing documents that might show what was thought to be miles of state rights of way really belong to Monroe County.If so, the Florida Depart ment of Transportations ongoing Keyswide campaign to reclaim what it has so far deemed its land from businesses along U.S. 1 could come into legal question.The Reporter/Keynoter broke the story on Oct. 10 that there were newly revealed, major ownership inconsistencies that might undermine FDOTs justification for taking away highway-front land used by Keys business owners, in many cases for generations. The issue is frustrating to people like Tanya Cleary, who owns two lots on the bay side at mile marker 99.2, where there are three separate businesses. FDOT says some of her property encroaches on state right of way, and the agency wants to either take it or work out a lease with Cleary.One structure owned by Cleary is a decades-old building sitting on a piece of land the state now says it owns.Clearys situation is not unique. Dozens of Upper Keys businesses have received word over the past year that some of their property has always belonged to the state. That was news to some, who developed their properties with county approval decades ago, which demonstrates that the Monroe doesnt know in many cases which land it owns and which it does not. Its pretty clear just from buildings like mine and many more being allowed to be constructed where they are, and the utility poles being placed along the outside edge of this old road that the county understood for decades that this was their land, Cleary said. The old road to which she refers was found this year on a 1914 county map by Eddie Martinez, a surveyor and president of ZurwelleWhittaker Surveyors and Engineers. It is a 20-footwide, now-paved-over stretch of road that runs at least from mile marker 107 to 98 alongside U.S. 1. FDOT spokeswoman Ivette Ruiz-Paz said agency research determined the 20foot road was given to the state some time between 1938 and 1969. The agency took six days to give this newspaper that answer.But according to Kevin Wilson, director of the Monroe County Public Works & Engineering Division, research into the issue by both the state and the county continues.Wilson said the issue is a matter of title searches, and that that County Attorneys Office is reviewing public records to determine ownership. The County Attorneys Office was reviewing the documents and, I expect, [still] reviewing them, Wilson said in an e-mail Wednesday. I know Bill Arata [FDOT district surveyor] is also reviewing them and he may have information about the FDOT title research supporting the ownership by FDOT and the entire right of way. Arata was not available for comment at press time Thursday. Cleary and Martinez said a major source of the confusion is that the county does not employ surveyors.Somewhere along the line, [county officials] seem to have forgotten it belongs to them, Cleary said. If we had a county surveyor, he or she wouldve reminded them.State, county unclear on ownership of roadDOTs reason for claiming land now in disputeBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com Saturday, October 25, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Julie WalkerStylist(305) 504-38258345 Overseas Hwy. Marathon MM 51.5Located within Kristys Nail & Hair Boutique SOUNDS of ITALY in Key LargoSunday, October 26, 7pmConcert will be at St. Justins the Martyr Catholic Church, MM 105.5, Key Largo. To celebrate October Italian Heritage month the Upper Keys Sons and Daughters of Italy are hosting a musical extravaganza for the Florida Keys. Join us on Sunday, October 26, 7PM for a Concert/Opera performed by Joanne Martinez Von Gonten, soprano, Lievens Castillo, tenor and Sergio Puig, piano. Preceded by a complimentary cocktail hour with wine, cheese and crackers and Italian music performed by Steve Leeds, vocals and Gary Lawrence, piano. Tickets: $40 for rst two pews seating, $30 general seating. Tickets may be purchased at the door, general seating only$40. Tickets available at: Postnet (Islamorada) Paesanos (Tavernier) In Key Largo: Docs Diner, UPS Store & St. Justins www.Keys InfoNet.comBug seems to be ragingKey Largo doc recommends all get flu shotsBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comTO YOUR HEALTH PROPERTY RIGHTS
Opinion & EditorialSaturday, October 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALIn Marathon, change council terms, limitsLETTERS TO THE EDITOREbola: We prepared?Anyone who has been watching the news is aware of Ebola entering the U.S. and many people are concerned and some people are starting to panic over a contagion sweeping the country.The president has appointed an Ebola czar (much to the dissatisfaction of some) but all can agree that a defense is needed to prevent an outbreak. But what are individual states, counties and townships doing at this time to protect their residents? Gov. Rick Scott has taken measures to keep Florida residents safe. Scott urged the federal government to add Florida airports to the list of airports that have increased federal safety steps. Florida hospitals were asked to establish mandatory Ebola training programs to protect health-care professionals. To date, only 39 of Floridas 209 hospitals with emergency departments have reported to the state Department of Health that their mandatory Ebola training is complete. The Department of Health has also identified $1.25 million in federal grant funding that Florida will immediately use to buy high-level personal protective equipment and other equipment to enhance preparedness efforts. Thats about it. Is it enough? What about local agencies and first responders. Do they have proper personal preparedness efforts? Is there a preventative plan or a protocol to follow at a local level? What is the massive care plan should it get really bad? I believe preventative measures are essential to stopping an outbreak from happening. But how should that plan go and whos putting it in place at the local level? Being prepared is always the best response to any disaster. Are the elected leaders doing that or are they going to roll the dice and wait and see how Ebola threat plays out? After all, only one person in the U.S. has died from Ebola, and according to statistics, you have a better chase of being hit by lightning than contracting Ebola. Waiting to see what happens might not a very good plan; if something does happen, it may be too late. Its time our leaders in Florida have this conversation and get the information out to calm fears and motivate local agencies into being proactive to protect their citizens. Paula Furey Key LargoHospital rates an ASometimes we overlook some real treasures that are right under out nose. Fishermens Community Hospital is one of them. It has excellent facilities and personnel. Recently I had to spend some time there. I was impressed by the personnel (all female but one) that took care of the patients. They were dedicated to their jobs but unlike some at other hospitals, they were also patient and kind. People are in the hospital because they have a serious medical problem. They do not need more problems from the people taking care of them. I have heard some people in Key West say they bring their relatives to this place in Marathon. Enough said. Hats off to the nursing staff and administrators at Fishermens. And do not forget that if we want to keep this hospital that it needs our financial support as well as our verbal praise. Phyllis Carpenter MarathonLETTERS TO THE EDITORMulch improves schoolStanley Switlik Elementary School would like to thank the Monroe County Sheriffs Office and other volunteers for dedicating their time to spread new mulch for the playground at the school. Brett Unke, principal Switlik School MarathonVoters in Marathon not only choose three City Council members in the Nov. 4 election, but also decide whether to change the length of council terms and local term limits. Currently the five council members serve two-year terms and can serve three consecutive terms before being term-limited out. A referendum on the ballot asks voters if term lengths should be changed to three years with limits of two consecutive terms. Anyone who is elected to any board has a learning curve no matter how steeped he or she is in the issues facing that board. Its especially true in the Florida Keys, where the issues are so complex when to comes to land use and development. That learning curve isnt overcome in just a few weeks or months. It can take a full year to fully understand how government works from the inside and be able to make sound decisions for the public based on that knowledge. And by then, its already time to start laying the groundwork for a re-election campaign. So two-year terms simply arent long enough for council members to be truly effective. With three-year City Council terms, council members would be able to focus more on addressing the issues facing the city rather than looking ahead to the next election cycle just a year in. They also would provide more stability; the council as a whole would be better able to make good decisions with more experienced members (though as weve said in the past, we like fresh faces when warranted over career politicians). Limiting council members to two terms with threeyear terms makes perfect sense. It would mean City Council members could serve a maximum of six consecutive years, just like it is now. In Marathon, we support changing council terms to three years from two, and with that changing consecutive terms allowed to two from the current three. A related referendum asks if an election ends in a tie, should it be decided by lot basically, drawing straws rather than in a runoff election. We support this change in large part because the way it is now, holding a special runoff election would cost an estimated $30,000, according to the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office. A tie vote has never happened in Marathons brief history but if one does, deciding it by lot would save taxpayer money and satisfy, to an extent, the supporters of whoever was tied.Marathon voters have other referendums on which to vote, but by and large they are not major or controversial:We support the referendum eliminating unnecessary language from the city charter specific to when incorporation occurred 15 years ago. That language addresses the transition from Monroe County government to municipal rule. Its no longer needed in the charter.We support changing the makeup of the canvassing board, which certifies election results. Currently the threemember board comprises three council members not up for re-election. The referendum asks voters if the board should be the city manager, city attorney and city clerk. Taking the politicians out of the mix makes sense. We support changing the makeup of the canvassing board.We support a referendum asking if voter-driven referendums can be considered for placement on a ballot by the City Council. While some might abuse the process (not likely, since it would require petitions with the verified names of a percentage of registered voters), this brings government closer to the people it serves.The city charter doesnt allow council members to get involved in the day-to-day workings of the city governments staff; thats the city managers job. A referendum asks voters to define exactly what interference means. We support this referendum to make the charter more clear. 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. Principal Brett Unke and Sheriffs Office Capt. Jean Thompson, Lt. Derek Paul and Deputy Willy Guerra, along with other volunteers, show the new mulch. Why Florida, particularly the Keys, needs Amendment 1Florida is an amazing state. While most people think of beaches and Disney, few know that Florida is the third-largest cattle-raising state in the U.S.Florida has huge acreages of federal and state forests, and more top-notch freshwater spring systems than anywhere else in the world. The variety of natural habitats in Florida is astonishing, including the Everglades, the Lake Wales Ridge and our own Florida Keys, with just these three areas alone hosting hundreds of unique species of flora and fauna. Floridas 161 state parks have several times been ranked the best in the nation. Floridas human population is about to top 20 million, moving the state soon to the third-most populous in the nation, but Florida is only 22nd of all states in size. Florida has almost 10 million acres of land in conservation ownership, which sounds like a lot but is less than 22 percent of all the states land and waters. And the continuously growing population is constantly challenging protection of Floridas exceptional and unique natural resources.I had the privilege to be appointed by then-Gov. Jeb Bush to serve from 2000 to 2004 on the Acquisition and Restoration Council, which oversees purchase and management of Floridas conservation lands through the Florida Forever program. While I have spent my entire career working as an environmental professional in Florida, the experience on that council was hugely eye-opening regarding our special state and its environment.We reviewed purchase or conservations easement applications for special places all over Florida, and back then were able to protect many of them because Florida Forever was wellfunded. However, that changed drastically when the economic downturn hit. Amendment 1 to Floridas Constitution would dedicate one-third of documentary taxes generated by real estate sales to water and land conservation in Florida over 20 years. It would raise an estimated $1.26 billion over the 20 years.Amendment 1 is critical to the protection of Floridas natural resources by providing a continuous source of funding for conservation lands. In particular, the need to manage conservation areas effectively, both for public use and for environmental protection, will never go away. This continuous source will ensure we can take care of what we have.When serving on the Acquisition and Restoration Council, I reviewed hundreds of state land management plans, and was always struck by how much we managed for how little. Control of exotic invasive vegetation and wildlife, while hugely important, typically was handled on a shoestring because so much else had to be done. Habitat restoration, while part of the name of the council, received little attention as funds had to go to the basics.We who live in the unique and very special Florida Keys have a particular focus on the environment, as it is the main focus of our quality of life and our economy. Amendment 1 would help continue the state funding that has contributed to the protection of much of our conservation lands, sharing the cost with our locally enacted tourist tax. It would also help with management of our Keys conservation lands, hundreds of acres of which are currently managed by one amazing man who is clearly stretched very thin. Please vote yes for Amendment 1, either during early voting or on Nov. 4. It is the smart thing, and will do Florida, and the Florida Keys, proud. Sandy Walters is president of SWC, an environmental, planning and communications consulting firm headquartered Key West. She is a member of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, which addresses regional projects affecting Monroe, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.GUEST COLUMN WALTERSKey Westers should vote yes on height referendumThis month, I attended the Gulf Coast Caucus meeting of the National Association of Counties, where we discussed how to grapple with the consequences of revisions to the National Flood Insurance Program. I also attended a regional climate-change meeting and learned more about the impacts we are likely to see from rising sea levels.My long-time involvement with the county and Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe on these issues leads me to support Key Wests Nov. 4 referendum on making a limited exception to the building height limit to allow homeowners to protect themselves from flood damage and exorbitant flood insurance costs. Its an important and prudent approach to floodplain management.Ive been disappointed to hear and read speculative and uninformed remarks in opposition to the referendum and would like to address some specific issues.There has been no substantiation of the cost of elevating a structure other than some speculation at an August City Commission meeting.In fact, I know of one property owner who has received a quote of about $50,000 to elevate a large home in the Meadows, and have heard of another who paid around $30,000 to elevate a small home in Bahama Village (city staff is investigating price ranges). Further, it is likely that these costs will come down as technology improves and more contractors offer the service.There are limited funds available from the Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency for elevating structures except immediately after a flood, when up to $30,000 per home is available. There is also FEMA funding available for elevation of repetitive loss and severe repetitive loss properties, of which there are 228 within the city limits.Many governments are accessing the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy program) for funds to harden homes against water and wind. The program allows property owners to receive a very low-interest loan to improve structures. The loan is repaid through an assessment on the property tax bill that runs with the property, not with the owner, so it is not paid off upon sale to a new owner. Other sources of funding will become available as governments work to adapt to rising sea levels and increased severe weather events.It is unknown today how many homeowners might take advantage of the exception and raise their homes out of the flood plain. And rightly so. This is a process that will play out over decades, not next year. It is not mandated, but purely a homeowners choice.The last flood zones were drawn in 2005 based on a study in 1989. Allowing up to a 48-inch increase should ensure that homes will be protected beyond 2050, when sea level is projected to rise between 9 feet and 24 feet.Buildings in the Historic Architecture Review Commission district would undergo additional scrutiny before the exemption would be granted. Isnt this the kind of oversight and protection some hope to preserve? Also, a significant portion of historic Old Town is outside the regulated floodplain (Xzone), so this referendum wouldnt apply to any buildings in those areas.There are some conditions under which variances may be obtained today, but simple flood protection is not one of them. And if such an elevation would force a home above the current height, it becomes much more difficult to obtain that variance (if granted at all).It is true that it is not guaranteed that everyones flood insurance rates would immediately fall with the passing of this amendment. However, it seems some misunderstand FEMAs Community Rating System.As communities take measures to protect their citizens from flood damage (and elevating structures out of the flood plain is a key measure), the communities earn points that translate into communitywide percentage reductions in flood insurance base rates. Individual properties may see even greater reductions when their structures exceed the standard community requirements.Passage of this referendum would add credits to the point-based system used to qualify the entire community for CRS flood insurance discounts. Even if not a single house were elevated under this exception, passage alone qualifies, as it provides an opportunity that doesnt now exist. Homes subsequently elevated particularly the repetitive-loss properties add even more points.All existing permitting requirements would remain in place. The height exception is granted only for the purpose of elevating above base flood level.This would not enable more units to be included in a building. Existing density/intensity constraints will remain in place.Our relatively small lot sizes, setback and permeable land requirements (all of which contribute to our community character) place constraints on home size. A two-story home elevated above flood may have to lose its second story without this exception. That could mean loss of bedrooms.As a history major who has lived in historic homes all of my life, I respect the past. Yet I understand that we must adapt to change if we want to ensure our future. This referendum allows just that.Key West resident Heather Carruthers is a Monroe County commissioner and vice president of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, which supports the referendum.GUEST COLUMN CARRUTHERS
Saturday, October 25, 2014 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com R.E. MARKETPLACE for the week of 10/12 10/18 2014 SALES vs. LAST YEAR: 212 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) Key Price Price Days Listing Office, Selling Office, Address Listed Sold Listed Listing Agent Selling Agent Big Pine KeyLot 13 Horvath Rd $39,900 $39,000 62 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 1565 Buttonwood Dr $133,400 $174,300 68 Allison James Estates & Homes/S. Miller Conch Realty/Joseph Cerza 0 San Remo Dr $199,000 $125,000 2051 RE/Max All Keys R.E./Joyce Thomas Century 21 Schwartz/Ron Widmaier 163 Palmetto Ave $265,900 $265,900 107 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen Gomez Florida Keys R.E./Richard Medlin 1923 Narcissus Ave $289,000 $267,000 300 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti Nickless Century 21 Schwartz/Susan Rich 3682 Southseas St $299,000 $288,750 62 Allison James Estates & Homes/S. Miller Keller Williams Rlty Premier/John Nazzaro 29016 Cedar Dr $379,000 $340,000 398 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Nira Tocco Keyisle Realty/Andrea Goodwin 1341 Shore Dr $439,000 $433,000 134 American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle Internet Rlty Of The Fla Keys/G. Maclaren 2294 San Marco Dr $499,000 $440,000 139 Internet Rlty Of The Fla Keys/G. Maclaren Internet Rlty Of The Fla Keys/G. Maclaren 661 Pine Ln $499,000 $499,000 46 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti Nickless American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle 29777 Newfound Blvd $525,000 $500,000 22 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Keller Williams Rlty Premier/John Nazzaro 29137 Iroquois St $574,500 $562,000 406 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss Island Breeze Realty/David GregoCoco Plum135 Coco Plum Dr $439,000 $410,000 44 American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas American Caribbean R.E./Lynn LucasCudjoe Key701 Spanish Main Dr $269,000 $250,000 553 Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer 149 Le Grand Ln $305,000 $285,000 168 Cabana Realty/Charles Lee Internet Rlty Of The Fla Keys/Nate Meyer 23016 Tarpon Ln $349,000 $334,000 86 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss 701 Spanish Main Dr $369,000 $350,000 212 Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer 22521 Jolly Roger Dr $557,000 $540,000 239 Florida Keys Realty/Dyne Vaughn, Lisa Carter Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss 20874 9Th Ave $1,580,000 $1,300,000 97 Truman & Co. /Lynn Kaufelt Schwartz Property Sales/Unknown AgentDuck Key7041 Harbor Village Dr $399,000 $394,000 55 Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay Team Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Lissete CadwellKey Largo134 1St Ct* $79,900 $60,000 37 Century 21 Schwartz/Martha & David Noval Century 21 Schwartz/Martha & David Noval 179 Garden St $199,000 $190,000 136 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barroso, Wilson Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso 104350 Overseas Hwy $240,000 $225,000 84 Island Equity R.E./Terri Bodker Island Equity R.E./Terri Bodker 520 Boyd Dr $269,000 $262,000 67 Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell Star Properties/T. Del Valle/Jaclyn Kelley 902 La Paloma Rd $289,000 $289,000 31 Barbara Eads Realty/Barbara Eads Island Equity R.E./Ana Zalesky 500 Burton Dr $319,000 $315,000 560 Marr Properties/Tom Rodriguez Century 21 Schwartz/Wiebke Westedt 104350 Overseas Hwy $349,000 $325,000 85 Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti, Misty Pace Realty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson 97652 Overseas Hwy $360,000 $335,000 210 Island Equity R.E./Terri Bodker Island Equity R.E./Terri Bodker 1038 Gibraltar Rd $369,000 $360,000 84 Keys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio Realty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson 204 2nd St $389,000 $374,000 69 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren Glenn Hoover R.E. Services/Judith Simpson 216 Wildwood Cir $645,000 $585,000 354 Century 21 Schwartz/Kathy Denworth Moorings Realty/Christy Hughes 480 Bahia Ave $970,000 $930,000 261 Century 21 Schwartz/Martha & David Noval Outside Of Mls 558 Avenue A $1,250,000 $1,100,000 613 Marr Properties/Joy Martin Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brett NewmanKey West2782 Roosevelt Blvd (1) $3,530 $180,935 922 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner419 Duval St (1) $7,675 $477,818 135 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner2831 Flagler Ave $270,000 $260,000 78 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sean Farrer Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sean Farrer 1500 Seminary St $308,000 $270,000 132 At Home In Key West/Robin Van Mater At Home In Key West/Robin Van Mater 2010 Roosevelt Dr $349,000 $350,000 141 Express Short Sales/Lisa Halpern Prudential Knight & Gardner/Karen Lane 1213 20th St $449,000 $442,500 50 Richard Padron & Associates/Michael Spirnak Preferred Properties/Teresa Wilson 2400 Flagler Ave $470,000 $461,500 54 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo Conch Realty/Dasha Ray 925 Truman Ave (1) $499,000 $450,000 411 RE/Max Keys Connection/Curtis Skomp RE/Max Keys Connection/Curtis Skomp 1028 James St $535,000 $495,000 30 Preferred Properties/Laura, Angela McChesney Preferred Properties/Gary Thomas 13 McCoy Cir $549,000 $535,000 171 Century 21 All Keys/Brian Gorshe Engel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Jon Seibert 832 Johnson Ln $550,000 $425,000 467 Engel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Alexa Morgan Non-Member Office (KW) 1004 Watson St $599,000 $542,000 228 Truman & Co./William Brown Truman & Co./William Brown 1212 Watson St $648,000 $630,000 514 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Monika Turek At Home in Key West/Sharon Czerwinski 410 Virginia St $799,000 $755,000 221 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Dina Schoneck Richard Padron & Associates/Michael Spirnak410 Virginia St $799,000 $755,000 218 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Dina Schoneck Richard Padron & Associates/Michael Spirnak810 Shavers Ln $965,000 $900,000 122 RE/MAX Southernmost/Kenneth Schultz RE/MAX Southernmost/Ken Schultz 71 Sunset Key Dr $1,650,000 $1,650,000 26 Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Robert Cardenas Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Robert Cardenas 635 William St $1,660,000 $1,605,000 185 Doug Mayberry/Douglas Mayberry Preferred Properties/Gary ThomasLower Matecumbe129 Cortez Dr $655,000 $640,000 40 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Melissa Nowell Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Melissa NowellMarathon19 Sombrero Blvd $89,900 $85,000 98 Keyisle Realty/Debbie Halama RE/Max All Keys/Guy Moreau 0 75Th St $250,000 $210,000 132 RE/Max Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto 2600 Overseas Hwy $374,000 $374,000 0 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto 2600 Overseas Hwy $375,000 $375,000 47 Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret Crowley Key Colony Beach Realty/Marina Cala 1570 52nd St $878,750 $802,750 1098 RE/Max All Keys/Jeb Hale Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsPlantation Key88500 Overseas Hwy $259,000 $250,000 54 Classic Properties/Richard Delucia Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Donna J Wheeler 117 San Marco Dr $525,000 $490,000 259 American Caribbean/C. Ambler, J. Martin Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Jamie Engel 106 San Juan Dr $579,000 $568,000 109 American Caribbean/Joel Young Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brett NewmanRamrod Key0 Antigua Ln $79,000 $79,000 233 Seaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz Keys Commercial/Gary SmithShark Key19 Sea Lore Ln $320,000 $265,000 99 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Joanne Allen Prudential Knight & Gardner/Joanne AllenSugarloaf Key19481 Canal Dr $449,000 $410,000 66 Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Thomas Mack Century 21 All Keys/Brian Gorshe 19038 Pelico Rd $449,000 $442,000 64 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Rose Dell & Associates/Donna HindeSummerland Key971 Lagoon Dr $985,000 $960,000 278 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Fred Mullins Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata, Jim Sharpe971 Lagoon Dr $985,000 $960,000 278 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Fred Mullins Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata Jr. 516 Caribbean Dr $1,699,000 $1,550,000 64 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoVacant Lot | Commercial Property (1) BusinessOptimize holiday toy shoppingLooking for the holiday seasons hot toys, like anything related to Disneys Frozen? Or maybe youre not picky and just looking for deals.Toy sellers are increasingly catering to time-starved, budget-conscious shoppers with new features on websites or improved layouts in the toy aisle. And you can expect more bargains than last year. Online king Amazon.com says it will be offering more discounts on toys. In addition, Amazons annual holiday toy list adds commentary from its product experts on the latest trends. You can browse through new categories like Mom Picks or Classic brands to find gift ideas and personal anecdotes from Amazon editors. Toys R Us website has a new gift finder that features top gifts for every toy category and allows shoppers to easily search items by age group and price range, among other factors. Toys R Us has also launched two shops this holiday season at the front of its stores. One features new, hot products. The other one: Gift Express, which caters to grab-and-go customers with items for $30 or less. Toy sellers aim to perk up sales that were flat last year, though they hope to get a boost this year from toys related to Disneys Frozen and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which could sell out quickly. Shoppers need to be strategic, says Chris Byrne, content director at TTPM, a toy review site. You know the hot toys are going to sell out early, so buy those first. Then wait for the other things to be on sale. The deepest discounts typically happen after Dec. 15, Byrne says. Here are some tips:Finding the hottest toys. For hard-to-find toys, sign up to stores Twitter feeds and keep checking the aisles, says Laurie Schacht, chief executive officer of the publication The Toy Insider. Stores generally get new shipments on Thursday and Friday, so its best to check then, Byrne said.To make it easier, signing up for free membership at TTPM.com can get you email notifications when a sold-out toy you want becomes available online. It automatically tracks 15 retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Toys R Us and Target (it does not track availability in physical stores).Toyinsider.com lists all the toy discounts offered over Thanksgiving weekend, Schacht says. Many of the hottest toys are affordable and under $35, Byrne says. For example, one of the most popular items is a collectible figure called Shopkins. A 12-pack sells for $12.99 at Toys R Us. Price wars are heating up. For example, Wal-Mart is selling the Elsa Snow Glow doll from Frozen for $28.88, an $11 savings compared with rivals. This may be the bestselling item this year, Duncan Mac Naughton, WalMarts chief merchandising officer, told investors earlier this month.Finding the classics. Customers looking to buy toys like wooden trains usually seen only in small shops have more choices this year.Target has teamed up with dozens of specialty toy brands to offer hundreds of such items. They include such names as Wonderology, known for its science kits, and Hape, known for wooden toys like stacking blocks and trains.Free loyalty programs.Toys R Us revamped loyalty program allows customers to get more rewards faster. Shoppers now can get a $5 coupon for every $125 spent at Toys R US or Babies R Us. Previously, they had to spend $250 to get the same reward.As for Target, those who sign up for free on its Cartwheel app will be able to get daily 50 percent deals on different toys each day from Nov. 2 to Dec. 24.Stretch your budget with layaway. Toys R Us, which has previously offered layaway in its stores, just introduced the pay-over-time service online at Toysrus.com and babiesrus.com. Toys R Us is also once again offering free layaway for the holiday season, waiving the usual $5 service fee, online and in stores. Kmart and Wal-Mart also both offer layaway online and in stores. Kmart charges a $5 service fee for an eightweek contract and $10 for a 12-week contract. As for Wal-Mart, it doesnt charge an opening fee, and requires either a $10 down payment or 10 percent of the total purchase of the items, whichever is higher. Many stores limit layaway to certain classes of big-ticket items. So ask the store for its policies.Early planning can save time and some moneyBy ANNE DINNOCENZIOAssociated PressCONSUMERSAssociated Press photos by RICHARD DREWDisneys Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are expected to sell out quickly. Toy sellers aim to perk up sales that were flat last year.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, October 25, 2014 Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason Mark Twain...It is time for a change, Marathon!It is time for us to set aside childish things like pig ordinances, 1,500-foot rules, crony appointments, professional city managers, incompetent overpriced attorneys, $500,000+ per year accounting fees, preferential treatment, abuse and corruption. Re-elect no one to our Marathon City Council on November 4th! Lets bury the past and move toward a future that will be fair and equal to ALL the people of Marathon. We can have a great future only by letting go of the past abuses.Vote for Bill Kelly, who is a breath of fresh air and who understands the difficulties of raising a family while building a businessin Marathon, the Florida Keys. The balance between the important need to maintain our quality of life with balanced economic growth is something he has mastered in his own life. This is the type of experience Marathon needs and deserves. Vote for Dan Zieg, who brings a perspective and the experience of a successful doctor and businessman who knows how to diagnose a problem and then administer the cure. His financial success as a businessman can directly benefit our city government and his volunteer service to our community over the past 10 years shows that he cares and has the right stuff. The vote for the third open seat on our Marathon City Council is problematic because the choices are, in my opinion, just different degrees of the same past problems. The three other candidates suffer from varying forms of hypocrisy, naivet, incompetence and guilt. I just cannot bring myself to cast a vote for any one of them. They do not deserve my vote. Vote on November 4th for Bill Kelly and Dan Zieg! Ignore the third seat because it would be best served if empty (a clean diaper, so to speak). Bruce Schmitt Resident, Taxpayer and VoterPaid advertisement by Bruce Schmitt, not affiliated with any candidate.
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 and required bid forms are available on the website or can be picked up at the Sheriffs Office Headquarters Building, Finance Division or by contacting: Johnnie Yongue 305 293-7477 Michael Griffin 305-293-7362 Monroe County Sheriffs Office 5525 College Road KeyWest, FL 33040 open 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 b efore the scheduled 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 1133078 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-ofway 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. CPA 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 OBERTA LYNN TRACHET, EandJANE g@g Secondary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Scary timesHalloween is getting closer by the day, and we have some of the fun events going on up and down the Keys. Story, 2BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Photo courtesy ICSIsland Christian Schools young Lady Eagle squad rallied to win the District 16-2A title Oct. 21 with a 3-2 decision over Colonial Christian. The Eagles host a regional playoff home game at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call them champsThe Lady Eagles of Island Christian School hoisted the District 16-2A volleyball championship trophy this week, and host a regional game Tuesday. The Eagles, who played a limited varsity schedule this fall, rallied from an 0-2 game deficit against Colonial Christian in the district title game Oct. 21 to sweep the next three games in a 3-2 victory. We were losing the third game, then came back and won the final three, ICS Athletic Director Kaitlynn Loy said. It was pretty much tied and neck and neck the entire time.Coach Chris Calderwoods ICs squad (5-0 against varsity opponents) will face the District 15-2A runner-up at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Island Christian gym in Tavernier.Results of the District 15 final, expected to be between Dorals Divine Savior (17-3) and Riviera Prep(13-3) were not avail able at press time.Coral Shores endsCoral Shores Highs Lady Canes (9-11) ended their season Tuesday in a District 16-4A tournament loss to St. Brendan. We got convincingly beat, Coach Andy Thiery said of the match, which St. Brendans Sabres won 2510, 25-10, 25-8.The Canes season peaked in late September when the Upper Keys club came a set away from winning the [Key West tournament] championship against a good Palm Beach Central team, Thiery said. We were playing hard, playing together.Other school events, including homecoming week, affected the teams late-season focus on volleyball, he said. The wheels fell off.Coral Shores swim teams head to the District 12-A Meet, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ransom Ever glades in Miami. The meet will draw squads from 13 schools. Top event finishers advance to the regional meet.Island Christians Lady Eagles win district volleyball title, advanceUPPER KEYS SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Lady Fins end at 16-5The odds werent stacked in favor of the Marathon High volleyball team when it came to district play this year.Two of the Dolphins toughest opponents, Westminster Christians Warriors and the Palmer Trinity Falcons, are in the same District 16-3A. It was the Warriors who ended the Dolphins season on Tuesday in the district tournament at Westminster.It was the worst beating weve had all year, coach Kevin Freeman said. But I told the girls after the game that Im more sad that not were going to be together anymore. Its hard to compete with a team that practices all year round. Westminster soundly defeated Marathon 25-11, 25-2 and 25-3 to end Marathons season. The Dolphins finished the year 16-5, a good showing. The Warriors went on to beat Palmer Trinity to claim the district crown.Freeman said the Fins held their own against Westminster in the first half of the first game but couldnt keep up the rest of the way. Jordan Roney had one ace and one kill. Rachel Philcox had one kill and six touches on blocks. Sydney Konrath had two assists and two blocks. Even if we had been 5-16, this would have been one of the best teams, Freeman said. I got lucky with the quality and makeup of this team.Next years team should be just as strong, even though standout Johnisha Qualls is graduating. Eleven of the starting girls will return, allowing Freeman to work with many of the players that were successful this year.I was really honored to coach this team, Freeman said. It was one of those magical years, even if the postseason wasnt what we wanted.Warriors beat Marathon, go on to win titleBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALLSuperboats a week awaySpeed-loving spectators can watch powerboats thunder past at 140 mph or more during the 34th annual Key West World Championship, set for Nov. 2 to 9.National and international racing teams are to vie for world titles in eight classes, including the celebrated Superboat class. The viewerfriendly spectacle is known for adrenaline-fueled action that has inspired comparisons to the Indianapolis 500.The traditional race week kickoff, a parade of highpowered boats down Duval Street, is slated to start at 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Racing is scheduled throughout the week, with races taking place Nov. 5, 7 and 9.A portion of the 6.2-mile course runs through Key West Harbor, a stretch of typically smooth water where racers can achieve speeds above 140 mph and provide fans breathtaking views.On race days spectators can get close-up views from grandstand areas on Key Wests Truman Waterfront, which can be accessed at the end of Southard Street past Thomas Street and Truman Annex.On non-race days, powerboat enthusiasts can view the sleek high-speed boats, watch in-water test runs and meet racers and crews at the race village, also situated on the Truman Waterfront. Other popular viewing areas include waterfront hotels and Key Wests Mallory Square.Three races planned for championshipKEY WESTKeynoter photo by TODD SWIFTThis is the view of the races from Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, away from the crowds around Key West Harbor. Cyclists to fill U.S. 1Bicyclists are to explore the Florida Keys and pedal one of Americas most scenic roadways during the seven-night, 200-mile BubbaFest Bike Tour set for Nov. 1 through 8. Led by retired police sergeant and biking enthusiast Bubba Barron, the adventure takes cycling fans from Key Largo to Key West and back along the Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) that connects the Keys with each other and the Florida mainland. Incorporating 42 bridges and long vistas of breathtaking open water, the highway was designated an AllAmerican Road in 2009, the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program. Riders proceed at their own pace each day, enjoying their favorite sport while discovering the Keys environment and attractions. Among the noncycling options available are swimming with dolphins, visiting eco-attractions, snorkeling, sunning and exploring galleries and boutiques. The schedule features a layover day at Marathon in the Middle Keys and two layover days in Key West. Attractions include manageable mileage averaging 45 miles per day, a mostly flat route suited to riders of virtually all abilities, warm subtropical temperatures and accommodations at waterfront campgrounds. Support vehicles are available to transport anyone who wants a break from cycling, and a bike mechanic and licensed massage therapist travel with the group. BubbaFest begins in Key Largo Nov. 1, with registration at the Holiday Inn Key Largo, 99701 Overseas Highway, followed by a welcome reception and dinner. The fee of $735 per participant includes six nights at beachside campgrounds, six breakfasts and five dinners, a private open-air trolley tour of Key West, a farewell dinner dance and services of a baggage truck and support vehicle. Motel lodging and pampering service are available for an additional fee. For more event information, go to www.bubbas pamperedpedalers.com.7-day trip runs the length of the islandsBICYCLINGRiders proceed at their own pace each day, enjoying their favorite sport while discovering the Keys environment and attractions.
The Florida Keys get spooked this week as Halloween arrives on Thursday. Among events:Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. is the Key West librarys second annual Haunting in the Stacks in which library staff turns the library into a haunted house. There will be three scare zones for safe, age-appropriate, hair-raising fun. Zones are the Black and White Movie Monsters Mash, the Haunted Victorian Freak Show and the bloodsoaked Bio-Hazard Zone (exits are available after each zone). The librarys reference and childrens department will be closed Oct. 30 and 31 so the staff can set up break down the haunted house. The library is at 700 Fleming St.The Matecumbe Massacre Maze is at Robbies Marina, mile marker 77.5 bayside, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The marina is to stage a free spook-tacular show for costumed ghouls age 12 and under. Attractions include a kids corner, candy, fun, food and refreshments. Starting at 7:30 p.m. the fun amps up for older spirits with a costume contest, food and beverage specials. A live band is to play throughout the nights events. Call 664-8070.In the Middle Keys, the Crane Point Museum and Nature Centers Haunted House inhabited by ghosts, ghouls and freaky characters will set a spooky tone. The fright-fest begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the 63-acre Crane Point at mile marker 50 bayside, and is free. Crane Point is at mile marker 50 bayside. Call 743-3900.Days and nights of ghoulish delight are planned for the 13th annual Haunting of Fort Zachary Taylor, a Civil War-era fort beside Key Wests Atlantic Ocean shore. Three spooky sections of the enchanted citadel will be the stage for live shows, treating visitors to otherworldly celebrations.Events will take place Sunday and Oct. 30 and 31. Those attending are encouraged to don devilish costumes.Visitors can access Fort Taylor and its surrounding state park from an entrance on Southard Street past Thomas Street. Admission to the haunting is $13 per adult, $10 for military personnel, $8 for kids and free for children under age 5. Hours are 8 to 11 p.m. (midnight on Halloween). KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, October 25, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle GIVE IT A GO Solution in the October 29 Keynoter ACROSS 1Like many horses 5Wood used in guitarmaking 10Bob up and down, say 15Five tenths 19Hefty volume 20Fill, as old water bottles 21Fiennes who played Lord Voldemort 22Sandbox boo-boo 23Forearm bone 24Irritate 25Sharp mountain ridge 26Distribute, with out 27Fruit found in the back of the fridge? 30Lyrical homage 32Month named for a general 33Russian-born Deco designer 34Given the lowdown 38Fish recipe instruction 41Claudes Thanks 43Salon service 44Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium city 45Class on an African river? 47Zodiac symbol 48Get, as a degree 491905 Peter Pan player Adams 50Moderate pace 51Kids comeback 52Horse and buggy 53Slip 54Suppressed 56Belief system 57s extremist gp. 58Newspaper issue for arrogant readers? 60Lacking manners 61Muslim leaders 63Place for worms? 64Places for outlets 65Chilean lady 67Google an African nation? 71Shop __ you drop 74Striped cat 75Grammy winner Lena 76Radio station, say 77Excitement 78Mayberry sot Campbell 79Hr. portions 80Super-small 81Holier-than-thou sort 82Web portal letters 83Cruise for drummers? 86Bird with a hooked beak 87Events with tiaras 89Ryan of The Beverly Hillbillies 90Adorn in relief 91Newspaper fillers 92Spanish liqueur 93High male voice 94Historic Nevada city 95Pasta sauce checkout line? 1001998 Apple debut 103Pitchfork feature 105Pay 106More than some 108Remove forcibly 109Bangladesh neighbor 110IRS requirement for many 111Big-time blow 112Plate cleaners, at times 113Stun gun 114Farm fathers 115__ Enchanted: 2004 film DOWN 1RV connection? 2Own 3Bus lead-in 4Last letter? 5Diamond pattern 6First name of boy detective Encyclopedia Brown 7Like some college majors 8Formed, on a bus. sign 9Surface again 10Wrought-up 11__-screen TV 12Baking ingredient 13Likely 14Creative thinker 15Household skills class 16More than impress 17On, in a way 18Entry price 28Sandwich fish 29Western U.S. service station chain 31Ominous 34Business tycoon 35Old MacDonalds signature dance? 36Clears 37Out of fashion, in France 38Bundles of energy 39Terminal communication 40Inexpensive game with cards? 41Eek! evoker 42Put a halt to 43Georgian Bays lake 45Tough heads 46Maestro Klemperer 49Volcanic fluid 51Shrunken inland sea 53Rescue Me star Denis 54Commercial interest 55Native of Hokkaido 56Rose or violet 59Picture of an envelope, e.g. 60Cleverly guarded 62Riot squad concerns 64No __ for the wear 65Treads heavily 66Greatly bothers 67Hungers 68Roughly speaking 69Many a church song 70Bit 72Fan favorites 73Hoops may hang from them 75Subtle suggestions 79Financial drain 80Dilapidated buildings, say 81Deliberate destruction 83Leave in a hurry, slangily 84Oil partner 85Copier insert: Abbr. 86Rescue team, briefly 88Builds 90Upper crust groups 92Golfer with an army 93Nimble 95Sci-fi carriers 96Interest-lowering option, briefly 97Kuwaiti ruler 98Israeli carrier 99Its called in class 100Note in lieu of cash 101Not exactly talkative 102Dangerous reptile 104Genetic messenger 107Drink from a bag Crossword solutionSolution to the Oct. 22 puzzle. Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West 11050 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050 Amy PutoREALTOR Cell 305-766-1745Toll Free 800-366-5181 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org.AmyPuto.com 222 S. Anglers Drive Marathon #10 Tranquility Bay MarathonCall me if you want to buy or sell! Thinking of selling your property? Contact me and lets work together to price it properly in todays market and get it sold in the time frame you want! I JUST SOLD this 5BR/3BA home in Marathon! My 13th Sale at Tranquility Bay! LivingBewitching hour nearsHaunted house, massacre maze among the funHALLOWEEN Photo by ALI ADAMSGrandma Jackie helps Ava and Anthony during the Marathon Parks and Recreation Departments Halloween Art in the Park Oct. 18 at the citys Community Park. More than 150 people turned out. An assortment of Halloween arts and crafts were available for free to children of all ages. Safety tipsIf your children are going trick-or-treating on Halloween, there are several tips to follow for their safety. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office offers the following:Make sure they wear light-colored costumes with plenty of reflective tape so they are visibleIf possible, have them go while it is still light outside.They should be accompanied by an adult or an older brother or sister.Enter homes only if youre with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lighted houses. Dont stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.They should not eat candy given to them until it has been checked by an adult.Notify a deputy if suspicious or harmful items are found in your childs collection of treats.They should stay away from homes with dogs loose in the yard. Tips for motorists on Halloween:Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and might dart in front of cars when crossing the street.Take extra time and look carefully for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children.Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours And a few tips for pet owners:Dont leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween. There are plenty of pranksters who will go out of their way to tease pets and you dont want your dog to bite a trick-or-treater who might venture too close.Trick-or-treat candy is not for pets; chocolate is dangerous for many animals, and foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed by your pet.Be careful your cat or dog doesnt dart out through the open door when you open it for trick-or-treaters. Keys InfoNet.com
Log-rolling fun today in Key LargoThose who want to learn to log-roll can do so today at Florida Bay Outfitters in Key Largo. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store at mile marker 104, Abby Hoeschler, 26, who owns Key Log Rolling in Golden Valley, Minn., will demonstrate how to log-roll, and those attending are welcome to try (but should expect to get wet). Log-rolling combines balance, footwork, core strength and cardiovascular health. How did it come to be an activity (there are competitions all over)?Throughout the 1800s, North American rivers were filled with fresh-cut logs heading downstream to sawmills. Agile lumberjacks skillfully ran across the river, and soon realized heir work could be a sport as they challenged one another and the sport of log rolling was born. These days, the logs in logrolling are mostly synthetic.5K raises money for mammogramsThe Zonta Club of Key West has its 22nd annual ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 1.Money raised helps provide free mammograms and other preventative screening services to local uninsured and underinsured women. Last year, Zonta provided 220 free diagnostic screenings to women who cant afford them. Zonta has never turned anyone away, providing close to 3,000 mammograms to local women over the past 21 years. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m. at Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach. Preregistration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Salute on Oct. 30 and 31. Cost is $35 if preregistered and $30 on race day; its $20 for youths 12 and under. Entry forms for the 5K Walk/Run are available at www.ZontaKeyWest.com.Hospital staff plans craft fairFishermens Community Hospital in Marathon has its Employee Club craft fair planned for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in the medical centers parking lot around mile marker 48.5 oceanside. For sale will be paintings, jewelry, pottery, wine-bottle lamps, rugs, baskets, holiday ornaments and more.Call goes out for chalk artistsThe Key West Art in Public Places Board has put out a call to artists for the third annual Key West Chalk Festival. From Nov. 19 to 23, local and visiting artists, from novices to world-class, will use the promenade alongside the seawall at the Truman Waterfront as their canvas for elaborate and colorful chalk art creations, with prizes to be awarded in student and adult categories. To find out more, go to www.artinpublicplaceskw .com.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. Wednesday 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 and $20 for others. To find out more, call Mary Lou at 852-1620.Marathon school honors militaryStanley Switlik Elemen tary 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 289-2490Doctor discusses foot problemsIf you would like to learn how to recognize and treat common foot and ankle problems, youll be interested in a presentation titled Problems Afoot at Mariners Hospital. The free seminar will be held Nov. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the main conference room of the hospital, mile marker 91.5 bayside.Podiatrist Bob Toomey will review the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common foot and ankle problems including fractures, heel pain, bunions and problems caused by diabetes.The program is free but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400.Groups wanted for Veterans Day ParadeOrganizers are looking for military units, veterans groups and others to march through the streets of Old Town Key West Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. for the citys annual Veterans Day Parade.The parade goes own Duval Street. Organizations that want to participate can register or get more information by contacting Sgt. 1st Class Adam Van Natta at 293-5782 or adam .email@example.com.America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lays potato chips. Frito-Lay says wasabi ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists mango salsa and cheddar bacon macaroni and cheese. Parent company PepsiCo Inc. says about 1 million total votes were cast online for the Do Us A Flavor promotion, a sales driver it has launched in more than a dozen countries. In the U.S., bags of the four finalist flavors hit shelves in late July and people were able to vote on Facebook and Twitter for their favorites through this past weekend. It was the second year for the U.S. contest, which is designed to send customers to stores in search of the flavors. Last years winner, cheesy garlic bread, is still on shelves.The winner, Meneko Spigner McBeth, was informed at a dinner for finalists Monday night in New York City. McBeth, a registered nurse from Deptford, N.J., will get $1 million or a set percentage of a year in sales, whichever figure is larger.Ram Krishnan, FritoLays chief marketing officer, said this years winner is evidence Americans want more ethnic flavors, even though the top four Lays flavors remain original, barbecue, cheddar and sour cream and sour cream and onion. He said he couldnt have imagined Lays selling a wasabi ginger flavor when he joined the company eight years ago. Were kind of getting into a new flavor territory, Krishnan said. When I went to school, Mexican food was exotic. As for the cappuccino flavor which was described as NASTY and gross in some comments on Lays Facebook page Krishnan defended its performance, although he wouldnt say how many votes it got. The fact that it made it out of our selection process to make it to the final four is no small feat, he said. The contest began in the United Kingdom, where Frito-Lay sells chips under the Walkers brand. Since then, it was launched in 14 countries before coming to the U.S. last year. Winning flavors in other countries include Pizza in Saudi Arabia, Shrimp in Egypt, Sunday Roast in New Zealand, Pickled Cucumber in Serbia and Alines Caesar Salad in Australia. Given its success, Krishnan said the company is looking to launch the contest in other countries, as well. Krishnan wouldnt specify how much of a sales lift the contest provides. But in the latest quarter that ended Sept. 6, PepsiCo, based in Purchase, N.Y., said revenue for its Frito-Lay North America division rose 3 percent, reflecting a 2 percent gain in volume. Saturday, October 25, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com WE BUY JUNK CARSKey West to Key LargoMONEY ON THE $POT 305-879-5300Junk Car Guy Towing LLCjunkcarguytowing@aol.com AN INFORMATIONAL MEETINGOn the Re-Plat of 4 Properties on Sombrero Beach RoadWill be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:30-6:30 p.m. City of Marathon Fire House 8900 Overseas Hwy. NOTICE TO MONROE COUNTY REGISTERED VOTERS PHOTO & SIGNATURE ID REQUIRED TO VOTE R. Joyce Griffin, Supervisor of Elections, would like to inform the voters of Monroe County that Florida Statute now requires electors to provide picture and signature identification. Florida Statute requires each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present a Florida driver's license, a Florida Identification Card, United States Passport, Debit or Credit card, Military ID, Student ID, Retirement Center ID, Neighborhood association ID or Public assistance ID Electors failing to furnish the required identification will be able vote a provisional ballot. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections www.keys-elections.orgPublished Keynoter 10-25-14 Canvassing of the BallotsCanvassing of the absentee ballots for the November 4, 2014, Election, will begin on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St #101, Key West, Fl, and may continue day to day until the election has been certified. Provisional ballots will be canvassed Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the 530 Whitehead St #101, Key West, Fl.R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections www.keys-elections.org Published Keynoter 10-25-14 Keys InfoNet.comWasabi ginger is new Lays flavorChips fans vote for it over four other choicesBy CANDICE CHOIAssociated PressTHE SNACK COUNTERMeneko Spigner McBeth, of Deptford, N.J., (left) celebrates with Ram Krishnan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Frito-Lay North America, as her Lays wasabi ginger potato chip flavor was named the $1 million grand prize winner of this years Do Us A Flavor contest. LIVING BRIEFSSYDNEYS HOPE Students at Poinciana Elementary School in Key West raised and donated $289 to the Sydneys Hope Project, an organization started by Key West teen Sydney Hamilton (right), a cancer survivor. Through Sydneys Hope, she provides toys to young cancer patients. Presenting her with the check is school Principal Christina McPherson.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, October 25, 2014 MM 82 305-664-4335 48 PM HAPPY HOUR 1/2 PRICE APPETIZERSCouples Welcome Private Table Dances Full Liquor & Menu till 4 AMTotal Nudity, Distinctive and Tasteful Best of Me among worst For an hour or so, Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden gamely swim against the current, fighting the torpid tide of tripe that romance novelist Nicholas Sparks sends their way in his latest. Its sad to watch them strain and struggle and then give up as the lachrymose The Best of Me drowns them in a sea of saccharine. Its yet another doomed last-chance love story set in the coastal South, starcrossed lovers destined to be together but kept apart by tragedy. Theres barely a tear left in this limp weeper. Dawson (Marsden) once loved Amanda (Monaghan). They were high school sweethearts -the pushy, spunky rich girl, the book-smart white trash bayou rat from a family of dentally deficient lowlifes. But circumstances broke them apart, and when we meet him hes on an oil rig in the Gulf, a rig that has a blowout that hurls him into the sea. When he wakes up, hes summoned to the reading of a will. Shes been summoned, too. Can loves flame rekindle after 20 years? Twenty-one, actually. Can she ignore the hurt he caused and leave the family she started? Can he come off as noble as he hopes against hope to bust up that family? What do you think? Gerald McRaney plays a mildly amusing old cuss who took Dawson in when he was a teen. Its his will they read. Through flashbacks, the old mans narration and heartfelt hand-written letters, we learn their past, as performed by Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, who dont look much at all like the adults theyre supposed to be and dont heat this story up. Back then, she was all You dont know how to flirt, do ya? And he was all Destiny is a name the fortunate give to their fortunes. And his redneck daddy (Sean Bridgers) is all, You think youre too good for this family? The boy studies physics, sitting on the catwalk of the rusty town water tower in their little Louisiana town. So yeah, he is. Director Michael Hoffman (One Fine Day) was probably never up to the task of polishing this floater. But the adults are interesting to watch, and Monaghan comes close to breaking our heart once or twice a little catch in her voice, a tear. At some point, the spark goes out of her performance and she joins Marsden as a sort of bystander in a movie their efforts alone wont save. By ROGER MOOREMcClatchy-TribuneMOVIE REVIEW Best of Me, rated PG-13, 113 minutes, playing in Key West and Tavernier. Alexander the great?With a book this popular and an audience this devoted, you just know there is going to be a furor over the liberties the filmmakers have taken with the details. Gone Girl? Oh, no, thats yesterdays news and last weeks opening. This time were talking about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Miguel Artetas film version of Judith Viorsts childrens book. The film retains some elements of the book, which has sold more than 4 million copies since its publication in 1972, but screenwriter Ron Lieber has added a lot, by necessity (the book is short). And it turns out the film is not terrible or horrible or very bad. No good? Not that, either. Its actually some good, with some laugh-out-loud moments that help make up for a sappiness factor that is not present in the book, in which bad things happen and keep happening to a boy. This is a Disney movie, so things cant be too disastrous for too long. Happiness will out. But when things do go wrong, the movie goes right, for the most part. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) is a 12-yearold boy used to having bad days. On this day, he gets gum in his hair, trips over a skateboard and spills the drink on his nightstand. This is before even leaving his bedroom. There are other disasters, including setting the chemistry lab on fire with the notes of the girl he has a crush on (Sidney Fullmer) and learning that a popular kid is throwing an epic birthday party the next day -the same day of Alexanders party. If thats not bad enough, everything is going right for his family. Ben, his dad (Steve Carell) is an aerospace engineer, but he has landed a job at a gaming company. Kelly, his mom (Jennifer Garner), is in line for a promotion at the publishing company where she works, as long as she can pull off the debut of a potty-training book. Anthony, his older brother (Dylan Minnette), is dating Celia, the best-looking girl in school (Bella Thorne), and taking her to the prom; and Emily, his older sister (Kerris Dorsey), has landed the lead in the school production of Peter Pan. You get the idea. Its all too much. Even Baby Trevor (Elise and Zoey Vargas) is happy. So at midnight Alexander sneaks downstairs and fixes himself a birthday cupcake and makes a wish: That his family could have just one rotten day so theyd know how it feels. Perhaps you can guess where this is leading. The next day everyone oversleeps. Anthony wakes up with an angry zit on his forehead. Emily, who had to rehearse in the car, left the interior light on, killing the battery, so Kelly has to find some other way to get to a reading of the new book that features Dick Van Dyke. Plus, Emily gets sick because it was cold in the van. Ben turns out to be a lot older than his wouldbe employers, and has to bring Baby Trevor to the interview. Things go further south from there. The film does not have the courage of the book, which felt no need to tie a nice pretty bow on everything. But its fun enough for a good while (its only 81 minutes long), and thats enough.Not really but it still entertainsBy BILL GOODYKOONTZArizona RepublicMOVIE REVIEWAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very bad Day, rated PG-13, 82 minutes, playing in Tavernier and Key West. 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Florida 33070NOW ALL DIGITAL! Check movies and show times at our WEBSITE www.bbtheatres.com or call our 24 HOUR MOVIE HOTLINE 853-7003 2014 Islamorada Moose Lodge SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2ND8:30-11 am Breakfast at the Moose11 am 4 pm Professional Chef Bacon Tasting Event12 Noon Bay of Pigs Dunk Tank 2:00 pm Dress Your Pet Like a Pig Contest 3:00 pm HOG Calling Contest 3:30 pm Guinea Pig Race 4:00 pm Professional BACON Chef Awards Presentation 5:00 pm PASTA Painting Auction & BACONFEST 50/50 Ticket Drawing SATURDAY NOV. 1ST11am 4 pm Amateur Chef BACON Tasting Event12 Noon: Bay of Pigs Dunk Tank 2:00 pm Childrens Halloween Costume Contest 4:00 pm BACON Eating Contest 4:30 pm Amateur BACON Chef Awards Presentation 5:00 pm Bartenders BACON Cocktail Contest 6 8 pm Pig Roast in the LodgeBeneting Visiting Nurses Assoc. & Hospice of the Florida Keys. Coral Shores Athletics & Moose CharitiesTo Be a BACON Chef (Amateur or Professional) Sign Up Today Stop By or CallThe Islamorada Moose Lodge at 305-664-8120Find Us on FaceBook at Islamorada Moose Bacon FestLIVE MUSICLIVE MUSIC / DbtSUN. NOV. 2NDSAT. NOV. 1STCnb Ffr Pbbt Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell and the rest of the family get to experience a day in the life of Alexander.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 1356915 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2014-CP-200-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF RICKY RANDEL SCHUYLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RICKY RANDEL SCHUYLER, deceased, whose date of death was August 11, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 25, 2014. Personal Representative: Joyce A. Van Caster Attorney for Personal Representative Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman By: Catherine P. Mueller Florida Bar No. 62036 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email designation for service: Service.Probate@samkaufman law.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published October 25, November 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1356962 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2014-CP-232-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF DONALD WAYNE BYRD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration is pending in the estate of DONALD WAYNE BYRD, deceased, case number 2014CP-232-K, by the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The decedents date of death was July 12, 2014. The name of the representative of the estate and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 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 25, 2014. Person Giving Notice: KIMBERLY DUPREE, Petitioner Personal Representative(s): Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman By: Catherine P. Mueller Florida Bar No. 62036 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email designation for service: Service.Probate@samkaufman law.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published October 25, November 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1357210 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on November 18, 2014 at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 102, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AMENDING CHAPTER 23 OF THE MONROE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE AUDITNG AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE TOURIST IMPACT TAX AND TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX TO BE PERFORMED BY THE MONROE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; PROVIDING FOR CORRECTION TO STATUTORY REFERENCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE MONROE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Dated at Key West, Florida, this 17h 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 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter101336364-02Ad# 1357225 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 26, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: DESIGN OF A SCENIC OVERLOOK AT THE BIG PINE SWIMMING HOLE BIG PINE KEY, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published October 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1360849 DISTRICT III ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC III) (From the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge to the Long Key Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a TOURIST RELATED BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE Shall be persons involved in business which is interdependent upon the tourist industry who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development but who shall not be employed in any position within the lodging industry (motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks and other tourist accommodations and whose business is in the tax collection district for which they are applying). Any person wishing to participate on the District III Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday, November 14, 2014 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published October 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1360894 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/07/2014, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. KM4CA104691601646 2009 HYOSUNG Published October 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1362082 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Dr. Reid Family Practice located at 3426 Duck 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. DOC TO YOUR DOOR, P.A. Published October 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter SeeReefLighthousesup close Fowey,Carysfort,& Alligator.FloridaKeysReef LightsFoundation.FUND RAISINGboattrips.Dec. 6,7,8aslowas$75Limited# oftickets.www.reeflights.org 407-341-7374 firstname.lastname@example.orgLOST 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.D P E Construction One call for aaLL your needs Profesional Services: Remodeling New Construction oncrete Spaulding PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHESIXTEENTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROECOUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISIONCASENO.:13-CA-000097-M BANKOFNEWYORKMELLONTRUSTCOMPANY,N.A.,F/K/ATHEBANKOF NEWYORKTRUSTCOMPANY,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEFORMULTI-CLASSMORTGAGEPASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATESCHASEFLEXTRUSTSERIES2007-M1 Plainti, v. JOHNGROW,ETAL. Defendant.AMENDEDNOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENthatpursuanttotheFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredatedSeptember 26,2014,enteredinCaseNo.13-CA-000097-M,CircuitCourtoftheSixteenthJudicialCircuitin andforMonroeCounty,Florida,whereinBANKOFNEWYORKMELLONTRUSTCOMPANY, N.A.,F/K/ATHEBANKOFNEWYORKTRUSTCOMPANY,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEFORMULTICLASSMORTGAGEPASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATESCHASEFLEXTRUSTSERIES2007-M1 isthePlainti,andJOHNGROW,VONTERSCHINVESTMENTS,LLC,THEVILLAGEAT 12399HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,BOATHOUSECORALLAGOONPROPERTY OWNERSASSOCIATION,PROPERTYLIQUIDATIONSPECIALISTS,LLC,ASTRUSTEE ANDNOTPERSONALLYUNDERTHEPROVISIONSOFATRUSTAGREEMENTDATED THE28THDAYOFFEBRUARY,2009KNOWNASMONROE12399OVERSEASHWY#15 BOATSLIP#10LANDTRUST,PROPERTYLIQUIDATIONSPECIALISTS,LLC,ASTRUSTEE ANDNOTPERSONALLYUNDERTHEPROVISIONSOFATRUSTAGREEMENTDATED THE25THDAYOFMARCH,2009,KNOWNASMONROE12399OVERSEASHWY#7 LANDTRUST,ANDJPMORGANCHASEBANK,N.A.,aretheDefendants,I,AmyHeavilin, ClerkoftheaforesaidCourt,willselltothehighestbidderforcashinaccordancewithSection 45.031,FloridaStatutes,onTHEFRONTSTEPSOFTHEMONROECOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, 500WHITEHEADSTREET,KEYWEST,FL33040onthe 10thdayofNovember,2014,at11:00 a.m. thefollowingdescribedRealPropertyassetforthintheFinalJudgmentofForeclosureas follows: Parcel#15,OfTHEVILLAGEAT12399OVERSEAS,accordinglytotheDeclarationofProtective Covenants,RestrictionsandEasementsofeVillageat12399Overseas,asrecordedinOcial Records2290,atPage1420,ofMonroeCounty,Florida,togetherwiththelegaldescriptionofthe attachedheretoasExhibitA-1. PublishedKeynoter10/25/14&11/1/14 PropertyAddress: 12399OverseasHWY15MarathonFL33050 SaidsalewillbemadepursuanttoandinordertosatisfythetermsofsaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosure. DATEDthis3rddayofOctober,2014. AMYHEAVILIN,Clerk By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IFANY, OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTYOWNERASOFTHEDATEOFTHELISPENDENSMUST FILEACLAIMWITHIN60DAYSAFTERTHESALE. Chapter 705, Florida Statutes, the following list of described These items may be inspected October18, ending October arrangements for viewing 305-292-7144 as some of these and pliers Any property not claimed during this time period will revert ownership to the Sheriff of Monroe County to be used, sold or donated as pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 705, Florida Sheriff of Monroe County By: Diana ODell 305-292-7144PUBLIC NOTICEPublished Keynoter 10-18-14 & 10-25-14 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, October 25, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: PARK 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 A MOVE 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 DUPLEX 1 BR, 1 BA, unfurn., on canal, quiet, clean and convenient! Annual lease, $900/mo, F/L/S. 989-980-6300 MM100 GATED, Lake Front 2 BR, 3 BA, family room, TV, Cable, Beach, marina. $1300/mo., F/L & $500 sec. deposit. 305-389-1220 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. 732-233-5320 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. 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.orgNIGHT 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.comJOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS Hiring EXPERIENCEDJourneyman Electricians-localcommercial governmentproject.Fedwage $36.33hr.Longtermproject. MUSTHAVEtools, transportation&beableto passbackgroundcheck.EOE. 305-872-2200 firstname.lastname@example.org JourneymanElectricians HiringEXPERIENCED JourneymanElectriciansfor localcommercialgovernment project.FederalDavisBacon wages.MUSTHAVEtools, transportation&beableto passbackgroundcheck.EOE. Email resume email@example.comMonroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. Big Pine Key School Crossing Guard Monroe County Sheriffs Office is accepting preliminary applications for School Crossing Guard. 2 hour work days with split shifts of 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon. Hourly rate is $13.92. Applicants must fill out the online pre-application at: www.keysso.net Contact Charles Slebodnick at the Monroe County Sheriffs office at (305) 292-7044. EEO/AAP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Receptionist BusyTavernier officelookingforareceptionist. Pleasecall305-853-5151for moreinfo.305-853-5151 email@example.comCONCIERGE/MARKETING Please apply @ Hammocks, MM48 in Marathon. Hourly + Com $. Drug Test required. Apply at desk. Attn: Mike Kelly Hospitality Associate/Room Inspector for condos on KCB. Friendly individual with resort/ hotel/motel experience. Office, computer phone skills. Apply in person 1121 W. Ocean Dr. KCB or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Housekeeper F/T&P/T Housekeeperposition availableatHotelinLongKey, FLResponsibilitiesincludebut notlimitedto:cleaningand maintainingroomsand designatedareas.Perform tasksincludingdustingand polishingfurniture,vacuuming, mopping,sweeping,washing windows,cleaningfloors, removinganddisposingof trashandemptyingashtrays, washing,dryingandfolding linensandtowels.Weare seekingapplicantswiththe followingattributes:Quality, productivity,dependability, customerfocus,teamworkand adaptability.305-922-2469 email@example.comDistrict Sales Manager Join the Miami Herald Team! Looking for a qualified individual to join the newspaper distribution team in Lower Keys/ Key West area. You will oversee a group of contracted carriers that deliver our products in the early morning hours. Must have a clean driving record, reliable vehicle, familiar with Microsoft Office programs and have prior management experience. Salary commensurate with ability and experience, health insurance and other benefits available. Please send your resume to:firstname.lastname@example.orgEARN EXTRA CA$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 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 with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. 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. All classified ads posted online at:keys Infonet.com NOTICEOFINTENTTOUSEUNIFORMMETHOD OFCOLLECTINGNON-ADVALOREMASSESSMENTSTheBoardofCountyCommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida(theCounty)herebyprovidesnotice,pursuanttoSection 197.3632(3)(a),FloridaStatutes,ofitsintenttousetheuniformmethodofcollectingnon-advaloremspecialassessments, forthecostofprovidingcertainwastewatercapitalimprovementsandconnections,tobeleviedwithintheunincorporated areaofMonroeCountyencompassingthe StockIsland,KeyHaven,BigCoppitt,LowerSugarloafthroughBigPine Key,NoNameKey,LongKey,DuckKey(excludingIndiesIslands)andthree(3)parcelsonBocaChica:RE# 122870-000000,1228800-000000and122890-000000forthescalyearbeginningonOctober1,2015 and continuingeachyearuntildiscontinuedbytheCounty.TheCountywillconsidertheadoptionofaresolutionelectingtouse theuniformmethodofcollectingsuchassessmentsauthorizedbySection197.3632,FloridaStatutes, atapublichearing tobeheldat3:00p.m.onDecember10,2014intheCommissionChamber,MarathonGovernmentCenter, 2798OverseasHwy,Marathon,FL. Suchresolutionwillstatetheneedforlevyandwillcontainalegaldescriptionof theboundariesoftherealpropertysubjecttothelevy.Allinterestedpersonsareinvitedtoattend. PursuanttoSection286.0105,FloridaStatues,noticeisgiventhatifapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuchhearingsormeetings,hewillneedarecordoftheproceedings,and that,forsuchpurpose,hemayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceuponwhichtheappealistobebased. ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsspecialaccommodationsinordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,pleasecontacttheCountyAdministratorsOce,byphoning(305)292-4441,betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.5:00p.m.,nolaterthanve(5)calenderdayspriortothescheduledmeeting;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis21stdayofOctober,2014 AMYHEAVILIN,Clerk andexocioClerkoftheBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida PublishedKeynoter10/25/14,11/1/14,11/8/14&11/15/14 PartTimeReceptionistExceptionalLiving,ExceptionalPeople PlantationKeyHealth&Rehibilitation CenterinTavernier,isseekingaPartTime Receptionist.Nights&Weekendsamust.Toapplyfortheposition,pleasesubmityour email@example.com Musthavepeopleskills,phonesales, procientoncomputer,self-motivated, wellorganizedandbeabletowork occasionalSaturdays. Emailresumeto NormaGlanville@gmail.com.KeyLargoofceislookingforaFull-time VacationRentalAssistant NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY ABASSPROSHOPSAFFILIATEWEAREACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONSFOR: WholesaleFishOperationsAssociate AccountingClerkSendresumetojcfernandez@basspro.comNOPHONECALLSPLEASEEqualOpportunityEmployer-DrugFreeWorkplace Musthaveknowledgeoffishprocessing,selling,pricing required. Musthaveexperienceingeneralaccountingfunctions includingAP,AR,etc. Ifyouareupbeat,outgoing, andateamplayer, TheateroftheSeahasan opportunityforyou! ThtfthSilkif TheateroftheSeaislookingfor aPhotographer\Videographer. Musthaveagoodunderstandingof digitalSLRcamerasandbe availableonweekendsandholidays. Pleaseemailresumes.305-664-8162, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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FloridaLicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.C l i e n t A d vo c a t e KeyWest # 7 4 6 & # 7 9 2 Assistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.FrontOfficeHSDiploma/GED Required.Bilingual,SpanishSpeakingPreferred.CaseM a n a g e r KeyWest # 7 1 1 &KeyLar g o #805 Coordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultclients.Bachelorsdegreeinahumanservicefieldand1year experienceworkingwiththepopulationrequired. Bilingualpreferred.Fulltime.Subs tanceAbus eCo unselorKeyWest #812 ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCounty DetentionCenterinKeyWest.Bachelorsdegreein HumanServicesFieldrequired.CAPandBilingual Preferred.Fulltime.Driv e r # 7 5 5 Driveandmaintainvanfortransportationofclients. CDLw/PEndorsement.M a i n t e n a n c e A ssis tant-M a r a t h o n # 7 8 3 HighSchoolDiploma/GEDneeded.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com email@example.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply
Saturday, October 25, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Experienced Electricians Needed. Must have valid DL. Inquire at Arlington Electric South 305-743-2558 firstname.lastname@example.orgFiberglassExpert forHolidayRVsandMarineMM100.Musthaveyearsof experienceinrepair&painting fiberglass.305-451-4555HVAC 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 .netOutboardTechnician forbusydealership-MM100. MustbecertifiedYamahaor Mercury.Benefits+medical. FT,$20-$35/hr.305-451-4555PAINTERS NEEDED w/tools & vehicle. Marathon & Lower Keys 731-8872 PARTS CLERK, Full Time Yamaha and marine parts experience required. Marine diesel experience a plus. Drugfree/smoke-free workplace. Email donna@marathonboat yard.com or fax resume to 305-743-4042. Part Time Security Guard needed in Tavernier. Security license needed. Call 305-684-0033RVTECHNICIAN forHoliday RVs-MM100.Mustdiagnose, repair&installallmayorRV systems.Benefits+medical. FT,$20-$35.305-451-4555CDL DRIVER WANTED RM/Block Driver. Excellent pay & benefits. EOE. Apply in person to Cemex, 1500 107th St. Gulf, Marathon 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 Warehouse Crew DAsign Source is looking for a hardworking Warehouse Crew member. Must have reliable transportation, be on time and organized. Must have a valid drivers license & CDL Starting pay $15hr, overtime available + benefits. email@example.com 2008 Speedster Jet Boat Less than 200 hrs., w/ trailer & floating dock system. $9000 Call (305) 394-054125 Aquasport 1988, cc T-top twin 140HP 4 stroke Suz, fresh paint, no teak. 35 gal livewell, lrg fish box, dive ladder. GPS depth, VHF, tandem trailer, ready to fish! $18K. 731-5264 40 Luhrs Yacht sleeps 4, galley, head, 2 ACs. Perfect cruise. Fish or liveaboard. $26K. 305-872-3123 firstname.lastname@example.org boatforsale 199026ft. fiberglassboatwithaluminum trailer(nomotor)(wasused forlobsterandcrabfishing) 305-896-2850$2,000305-896 -2850 email@example.comCarolina 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 Marathon Dock For Rent Pvt, gated, on canal-EZ access to ocean. Up to 27 boat. No liveaboards. Water, elect NOT incl. $300/mo. 415-424-6181101353637-01 101361410-011 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 2008 Speedster Jet Boat Less than 200 hrs., w/ trailer & floating dock system. $9000 Call (305) 394-0541 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com HORIZON TRAILER FOR 25 boat. Near new axles, springs and hubs. No brakes. Needs work or yard only. $600 OBO Call (305) 522-3678 PRICETOSELL Family ownedCommercialLobster FishingBoatForSale-Key West,Florida-$15,000.Call 305-797-7537AAA 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. Marathon,FloridaIsacceptingapplicationsforthefollowingpositions:NightAuditorFrontDeskPerson Applyinpersonoronlineat www.spottswood.com/careers 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 TworoutesavailableintheLowerKeys. KeyWest -Deliver2daysaweekfor $225& SummerlandKey Deliver7daysaweekfor$450+CallCarterat305.440.3208 EarnextraCASH UnitedWayoftheFloridaKeys,alocalindependent nonprot,isseekingaPresident/CEOwhoisastrong, articulateleaderabletomaximizeourorganizations impactonaddressingtheneedsoftheKeyscommunity. ThePresident/CEOwillberesponsibleforsignicantly increasingtherevenueraisedfromourworkplace campaignsandindividualdonors.Heorshemustbean effectivespeakerwhorelateswelltodiverseaudiences, andcaneffectivelycommunicateUnitedWaysvisionand goalsforcommunityimpact.ThePresident/CEOserves astheprincipalresourcetotheBoardofDirectorsandits keycommittees,givesstrongdirectioninpolicyformulation andinterpretation,andisaccountablefortheoperational andscalintegrityoftheorganization.BachelorsDegree required,MastersDegreepreferred.Ofcelocationinthe Keyscanbeexible,dependingonthesuccessfulcandidate. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, October 25, 2014 Quick Fact:Now I was interested in why Doug was spending the debut of his TV appearance here with us in Key West fishing. I had to know more. When Doug Marohn from Charlotte, N.C., called to set up a multi-day charter, I had no idea what he had been going through.Every year we take him and three others to the Dry Tortugas and then fish a couple days offshore of Key West. This year, they wanted to stay on the boat at the A&B Marina in Key West and use it as a man camp for the duration of their stay. The group comprised his father-in-law Werner, uncle Jergen and their friend Jerry. They had traveled together before, so the fit was good.Still, something was up with Doug.The first day, we ran the Premium Time due south into what seemed like an endless blue oasis until Capt. Seth Hopp yelled down from the upper station that we had a large weed line ahead and the frigate birds were dive-bombing the scattering flying fish. Thats when the story of Dougs necessary escape started to come out.As he posed for the first picture with a dolphin, the boys in the group started to refer to him as Hollywood. I had to know. What are they talking about Doug? I asked.He started to explain that he and his wife Kathleen had just finished filming three episodes of HGTVs show House Hunters. For weeks, they had hosted a TV crew while they searched for a new home in North Carolina. The show would air the Thursday during their stay so we would for sure have to be back from the Dry Tortugas by then.Our attention was then redirected to the snap of the port outrigger clip, signaling another dolphin strike. Now I was interested in why Doug was spending the debut of his TV appearance here with us in Key West fishing. I had to know more. Our departure to the Dry Tortugas was delayed one day due to weather, so finally on that Tuesday, we headed west for our three-day, two-night experience with Doug and his group. The fishing was never better.As each of the anglers grunted from the power of a large red grouper, the story of Doug and his TV appearance took shape. I asked him how he thought the show would be received.He explained that the comments from people previewing the show pointed toward his wife being a bit difficult and, as a banker, he may have come off as a little uptight. Nothing like a little quirk on a reality show. Oh boy.The rest of the Tortugas trip was as good as it gets, with more fish than we needed and plenty of laughs. For four years, weve hosted this group and have grown to know them well. Still, Doug couldnt quite relax. As we rounded the third hour of cleaning fish at our A&B dock on Thursday, Doug was in full pace mode. He had made arrangements to watch the show at a friends place in Key West and the time was approaching. One final Whos going to watch it with me? and the group was gone. It was time for Dougs big debut.The next morning, we arrived at the dock to get the boat ready for the last day offshore when the flood gates opened. A full-blown discussion on the show had already begun. Werner, who was the father of Dougs bride Kathleen, couldnt believe it. How could she be so uptight?Jergen just laughed and said Thats show business. Of course, Jerry had to chime in with the suggestion of how Doug and Kathleen were going to have to move again and this time he suggested they not invite the camera crews. Now it was clear why Doug needed to escape to Key West. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Tortugas trip is his own gift for hosting crewMarlin Scott On TheWaterAngler finds escape from HGTV Doug Marohn from Charlotte, N.C., got a little breather with this blackfin tuna. Marohn shows an American red snapper just before he released it. Not long before, he had released the HGTV crew.Fishing school just for women approachesFemale anglers should mark their calendars for Nov. 14 through 16 for the Florida Keys Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! girls getaway in Islamorada. The weekend university teaches students to become anglers or polish existing skills.Over the past two decades, more than 8,000 women seeking knowledge about sportfishing and responsible angling have earned confidence on the water as they applied learned fishing skills in offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing. Those attending learn techniques from some of the globes most prominent fishing captains who are based in the Florida Keys. The seminar kicks off Nov. 14 with a meet-andgreet networking social from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Taverniers Elks Lodge at mile marker 92 bayside. Nov. 15s activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with classroom presentations by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission on fishing basics, conservation, release techniques and more. After lunch, hands-on activities include knot tying, bait rigging, spin and net casting, boat and trailer handling, stand-up fish fighting techniques, gaffing and removing hooks. Women also learn to fillet their catch. That Sunday morning, participants can opt for an inshore or offshore fishing adventure out of the Whale Harbor Marina, mile marker 83.5. Anglers can fish from a party (drift) boat, offshore sportfishing vessel or inshore flats boat, or choose a guided kayak fishing trip. The fee, $135 per person, includes a classroom book and instruction, use of equipment, welcome reception, lunch, goody bags, party and more. Fishing also can be arranged on bonus days Friday and Monday for an additional fee. For event information, go to www.ladiesletsgofish ing.com or call Betty Bauman at (954) 475-9068.Its goal is teaching them the ins and outsISLAMORADA