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778679022222 Classifieds . . .5B Living . . . .3B Business . . .5A Opinion . . .4A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 30,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.9 25 CENTS Member FDICEqual Housing Lender Need A Loan? 305-942-4821KeysBank.com Je SmithJoins Call Je NMLS: 518207 Fishing the Florida KeysRod-bending action in the backcountry as warm temperatures bring on snook,tarpon,redfish, trout and sharks.Story 2B Top FiveCoastal Living magazine lists the Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys among Top Five scenic coastal roads in the country. Story 6A Musical chairs on Stock Island?As Key West officials review the use of city-owned property along College Road on Stock Island, the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is poised to expand, while the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District faces a possible move to make way for other projects. Both agencies lease property from the city at token rates. Both properties are connected by a parcel that served as the former location of Easter Seals, a parcel now tagged by Mayor Craig Cates to serve as a future 24-hour homeless shelter. To help make that project go, Cates is eyeing a portion of the Mosquito Control District parking lot. And the SPCAalso wants to expand, taking yet another chunk out of the districts property. That has prompted the mosquito agencys governing board to discuss options of vacating their longstanding headquarters. Michael Doyle, executive director of the Mosquito Control District, laid out the situation for board members at last Wednesdays monthly meeting: It comes down to the new homeless shelter and the [SPCA] having an interest in the property. They have not made a formal decision, but they (Key West) were encouraging us to look at other options.Theres no specific timeline or cost associated with opening a new homeless shelter, although Cates said hes in the process of coordinating consultants to analyze the buildings condition and come up with a design scheme and construction scope.On the SPCAfront, the Key West City Commission last Wednesday unanimously and with no discussionCitys plans for homeless shelter make Mosquito Control move likelyBy SEAN KINNEY and RYAN McCARTHYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThe Sara Gleft Morocco in January,2012 aiming to break the world record for an Atlantic crossing by an ocean-rowed vessel. A giant wave capsized the vessel on Jan.31,2012.Mark Hutchings of TowBoatU.S.says:Ive never seen (a salvaged boat) like it.Trans-Atlantic journey endsRemnants of the crews scramble to safety wallets, food, clothing and hundreds of dollars in U.S. and British currency were still aboard when the Sara Gended its trans-Atlantic journey on a Key Largo oceanside flat.We salvage boats every few days but this one is unique, said Mark Hutchings, ower of TowBoatU.S. on Key Largo. Ive never seen one like it.The Sara G, a 36-foot ocean-rowing vessel, spent nearly a year drifting through the Caribbean as a derelict before running aground about 100 yards off El Radabob Keys mangrove shoreline.Sitting there it looked like an upside-down sailboat, said Hutchings, who decided to recover it. Ive seen some boats come apart after just a few days in the water. This one was out there for a year and its still a pretty substantial boat. The Sara Gcarried a crew of six experienced ocean rowers who undertook the Atlantic Odyssey, an expedition to break the world record for an east-towest Atlantic crossing by oar. The boat specially built in 2007 of fiberglass over a lightweight balsa core with a carbon-fiber keel set speed records off Australia before making an Atlantic crossing in 2010. Under owner and captain Matt Craughwell, the Sara Gset out from Morocco on Jan 2, 2012, on a planned journey to Barbados. The goal was to become the first to make the crossing by oar in fewer than 30 days. The British and Irish crew rotated two-hour shifts at the three rowing stations. Days consisted of eating,Capsized vessel built for worldrecord crossingKEY LARGOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Village tackles traffic flowIslamoradas five-member Village Council voted unanimously last week to change a complex some say convoluted system in the way the state regulates development capacity. The state determines Islamoradas capacity for development by how fast traffic is flowing on particular segments of U.S. 1. Meanwhile, the rest of the county is rated concurrently.Council members last Thursday decided to join the rest of the county so that areas like Tea Table Key and Lower Matecumbe Key both almost getting failing grades from the state wont impact allowable development in the rest of the village.Piggybacking with the rest of the county doesnt mean Islamorada doesnt have to address traffic flow in the two areas the state deems deficient, but it does buy the village time, said Kevin Bond, a village planner.Some of the ways traffic flow could increase is by installing turn lanes or by landscaping that would discourage inappropriate turns, Bond said.The council members all voted to join the county, but they criticized the state for the rating system. This is truly the most bizarre thing weve ever read or voted on, said Vice Mayor Ted Blackburn. He noted that Boca Chica in the Lower Keys has an A rating by the state for its traffic flow. But the speed limit there is 45 mph and the average speed is 57 mph. The speed limit on Tea Table Key is 55 mph and the average speed is 45 mph. Blackburn said using the states logic, the village would be better off lowering the speed limit to 35 mph. But he ultimately voted in favor of the measure because not doing so could put some projects like a Winn Dixie supermarket on Upper Matecumbe Key in jeopardy.More turn lanes 1 way of doing itBy DAVID GOOHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADA Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High School freshman Regan Durkin (2) carries down the sideline during a state Class-1A girls soccer regional semifinal win over Miami Country Day Saturday,4-1.Durkin made a number of solid corner kicks and long through balls leading to Dolphins goals in the game.Story 1B .GO DOLPHINS AIRPORT DRILL Marathon High School senior Sean Roussin is cared for Tuesday during a full-scale emergency response exercise held by the Florida Keys Marathon Airport Tuesday morning. Marathon students were dressed up to represent various injuries and attended to by Marathon Fire Rescue and other agencies.The airport is required to run the drill once every three years.See Islamorada,2ASee Boat,2ASee Stock Island,2A
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,January 30,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8372 THURS.7864 FRI.7366 SAT.7767 Forecast: Expect breezy conditions with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.Due to a reporting error in the Jan.26 Keynoter ,an incorrect number was listed for Marathon residents experiencing wastewater emergencies.The correct number to call:(305) 481-6183.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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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHERGETTING IT STRAIGHTThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.The currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSIncreased DUI patrols nab driversThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office continues efforts to combat drunk drivingwith increased patrols and traffic stops. Two sweeps took place in the Lower Keys Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. On those two days, deputies working the special details reported the following: 42 Traffic Citations issued, 21 Written warnings, 8 field sobriety exercises, 2 DUI arrests made. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) News Director Don Riggs M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese sleeping and rowing. In 27 days, the Sara G covered more than 2,000 miles. Barbados still lay about 500 miles away. Chances for a record time were within reach although weather had rendered the 30-day quest unlikely. Just before 11 a.m. Jan. 31, a relatively routine day, the voyage came to a nearcalamitous end. Two waves converged at the back of the boat, picked the stern up and put the bow down in the water, Craughwell told the BBC. It rotated 110 degrees...and capsized in about 10 seconds. The crew escaped, then retrieved a life raft from the overturned vessel. After about 12 hours, they were rescued by a freighter that answered their Mayday call. The Sara Gcontinued to drift, despite apparent attempts to sink it as a navigational hazard. The hull has holes smashed into it, along with possible bullet holes. On Jan. 21, 2013, Hutchingscrew brought the Sara Ginto Garden Cove, off mile marker 106.5. Some stuff on board was destroyed but other things were totally intact, Hutchings said. From the small cabins, salvors removed personal belongings that will be returned to the rowers. It still smells pretty bad in there, said Hutchings, wrinkling his nose when emerging from the forward cabin where food was stored. Some boat gear could be sold or put into use by TowBoat/U.S.-Key Largo. Hutchings showed a tape measure that still works freely. Except its metric so it doesnt do me much good, he laughed. It seems like somebody could use the boat for something, Hutching said. He nodded toward the nearby Shipwrecks Bar and Grill that he owns. Or we could have a new awning.It capsized in 10 secondsFrom Boat,1A Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOWPersonal effects found inside the cabin will be returned to the British and Irish crew, rescued at sea. The Village Council will have to vote on the land development regulation one more time before it goes to the state Department of Economic Opportunity for final approval. Former Councilman David Boerner, an architect by trade, also said the states system doesnt make much sense. But he said not acting could encourage the Florida Department of Transportation to make the entire portion of U.S. 1 through Islamorada four lanes. Village Manager Ed Koconis agreed, noting the only area FDOTrates highly in Islamorada is through Plantation Key. Plantation Key is four lanes, Councilman Mike Forster said.Fears about four laningFrom Islamorada,1A approved a resolution pledging support for the reconstruction, of the animal shelter.The idea behind the citys homeless shelter is to phase out the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter, located on College Road property owned by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. That strictly overnight tent operation would be replaced with a 24/7 center that would allow sleeping and showering, alongside other types of social service outreach programs and food service coordinated through a Key West soup kitchen.Cates has championed this cause since his election in 2009. The mosquito control lease expires in May 2014. We want to make sure we dont need some of their parking for the homeless shelter and we want to give some of the land to the SPCA, Cates told the Keynoter The priority to me is what the citizens of Key West want to do with the space. If thats the case, Mosquito Control Commission Chair Bill Shaw said, we need to get another piece of property or a satellite office. Weve already started planning office space in Marathon. Shaw said hes met with an architect and came up with basic numbers as far as office space in the storage area. Were going to start getting serious about specifications and formal drawings and then we can get a bid. Doyle explained that a move to Marathon would need to be completed early next year well before May, the beginning of heavy season. Theres no way we could start moving in April or May, he said. Wed need to be operational by March of next year. He said the level of service in Key West could be supported by a minimum of 15 people and 15 trucks. Commissioners told him to be aware of the expense that employees would face commuting to Marathon daily and suggested working with Monroe County to find an alternate Lower Keys site. In addition to equipment like trucks, the district needs secure storage for chemicals used in combating mosquitoes and some office space for operational personnel.Lease expires in May, 2014From Stock Island,1AHOB principal now taking some extra heatMike Henriquez, principal of Horace OBryant Middle School and a member of the construction team overseeing the $39 million project, is taking heat from School Board member Ed Davidson. The debate centers on enhancements to the HOB rebuild and who approved them or signed off on change orders. Davidson has been pushing Superintendent Mark Porter and district-level administration to tighten up the change order process, with a June 1 deadline for construction to be complete. The Marathon business owner and longtime school watchdog contends that Henriquez lobbied for $161,000 in construction changes that have cut into a larger $365,000 pool of funds now needed to build a handicap-accessible parking lot. Davidson notes the handicap access parking wasnt included in the original scope of construction, but is needed before a certificate of occupancy can be issued for the joint-use elementary and middle school. Henriquez, reached last week, said he couldnt vouch for the exact figures provided by Davidson, but acknowledged that he had a hand in a number of change orders resulting in additional expenditures. I am a member of the construction team and recommendations were made to the construction group on behalf of the faculty and staff to improve efficiency, effectiveness and design of the project, he said. Some were approved and many were not. To illustrate, Henriquez picked out a change order that actually reduced the cost of the overall project; in that case, $4,500 for map racks was cut out of the budget. Map racks werent needed because our social studies teachers have SMART boards, he said, referencing a high tech interactive white board thats becoming increasingly common in classrooms. Davidson and members of the districts advisory Audit and Finance Committee, which is also analyzing change orders, cite cost increases of about $90,000 to install more canopies and canopy foundations on the Leon Street campus. And Davidson has been pressing administrators about board policy, which requires contract changes or expenditures costing more than $25,000 come to the board for authorization. Below that $25,000 threshold, Porter can act unilaterally. When the issue first came to light in December, Porter said the change orders exceeding that threshold were not brought to the board because the expense was coming out of funds already designated as savings, thereby not increasing the total project cost.Asked last week to go through the change orders and identify those that originated with the HOB staff, Henriquez replied, No comment.Henriquez serves on the construction team alongside Porter, architect Rick Smith of Tampa, outside project manager Bill Sprague and Coastal Construction rep Keith Sockalaski; all but Henriquez directly sign-off on any change orders. Davidson wants to know why none of the highly paid consultants on this project had ever clearly informed the School Board of this critical deadline issue (handicapaccess parking) which wasnt even funded in the original construction budget, thus now making it an impending crisis, and a probable $400,000 cost over-run. Speaking rhetorically, Davidson asked and answered: How many directly involved construction consultants, well-paid vendors and contractors, or project-related senior district staff have been disciplined or held personally accountable for either the unfolding parking lot fiasco or the many irregularities imbedded in the 71 change orders? Abig fat zero so far.Change orders at center of latest disputeBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLS Vessel check brings arrest in grand theftPolice report a routine check of new vessels in Boot Key harbor Sunday resulted in the recovery of stolen property and charges of grand theft.Deputy Wilfredo Guerra was on board one of the Marathon City Pump Out vessels in Boot Key Harbor with a Marathon city employee. The two men were doing a routine check of new vessels in the harbor to make sure they had proper facilities on board. As they pulled up to the second of three new vessels being checked, they announced themselves. A man later identified as 35year-old Mauricio Gonzalez appeared on deck.Deputy Guerra told Gonzalez they were going to make routine checks and went below decks. Once there, Guerra said he saw two outboard engines on the floor and recognized one of them as having been reported stolen earlier in the day. After checking the serial number, Guerra confirmed it was reported as stolen. The second motor was also confirmed as being stolen. Gonzalez was placed under arrest. He initially gave officers a false name, but his real name was discovered when he was booked into jail.Further investigation by Detectives Bobby Burkett and John Underwood revealed a large amount of stolen property on board the vessel. Astolen dinghy was also tied up to the vessel.Gonzalez has been charged with two counts of grand theft and resisting arrest. More charges are pending as detectives unravel ownership for all the property discovered aboard the boat.Boat motors among items recoveredCRIMEI am a member of the construction team and recommendationswere made to the construction group on behalf of the faculty and staff to improve efficiency, effectiveness and design of the project.Some were approved and many were not. Mike Henriquez, principal
Efforts to protect native animals in Florida Keys wildlife refuges will trap feral cats and other unwanted pests, say federal managers. The Final Integrated Pest Management Plan for the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, released Monday, says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff will begin actively controlling and removing certain exotic animals from public lands within these refuges. That includes national wildlife lands at Crocodile Lake on North Key Largo, National Key Deer Refuge based on Big Pine Key, and the Great White Heron and Key West refuges in the Lower Keys. Theyve been talking about this for several years but this is the first weve heard that theyre actually going to begin implementation, said Jerry Dykhuisen, an officer of Forgotten Felines, a cat-rescue group in the Middle and Lower Keys. Forgotten Felines and several other national animal groups oppose trapping feral cats, which often are considered unadoptable and put to death. Anumber of conservation groups including the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation and the American Bird Conservancy support the plan, saying birds and local endangered species have few defenses against predatory cats that do not belong in Keys wild areas. In terms of influencing the Lower Keys marsh rabbit or Key Largo woodrats chance of persisting, the significance of cat predation exceeds other threats, says the management plan. Cats impact a remarkable proportion of species in affected communities. White-crowned pigeons and many other protected bird species depend upon Keys habitats to sustain them before and after long, over-water migrations, said Audubon Floridas Julie Wraithmell in an FWS statement. This management plan helps ensure a future for these species in the Florida Keys. Phillip Hughes, an FWS biologist and acting manager at the Key Deer refuge, said the agency will not mount a large-scale trapping program, but will place traps in known areas where cats and wildlife may come together. Cats captured will be taken to local animal shelters where staff can use their expertise regard final disposition of the cats... That could include trying to place the cats with responsible pet owners or placement in long-term cat care facilities on the mainland. The county-contracted shelter closest to Big Pine Key is based in Marathon. When they were talking about this before, there was a no-kill shelter on Big Pine where people could go to get their pets back, Dykhuisen said. Now theres no shelter at all, so thats a complicating factor. Iguanas, also considered an unwanted exotic species that eats plants needed by native wildlife, also could be targeted under the plan. When the draft Pest Management Plan was published in late 2010, the Fish and Wildlife Service received 9,614 comments. The final plan says over 99 percent of those were internet-generated letters with standard comments. Wednesday,January 30,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com D Village tackles rental violationsScofflaws of Islamoradas vacation rental law are so abundant that the village might hire a full-time employee whose sole duty would be to track them down. Village Manager Ed Koconis said hiring another code enforcement officer to crack down on people illegally renting their homes to vacationers is the only way the ordinance can be properly implemented. The village only has one code enforcement officer, who makes $35,963 a year. That officer, Shane Suddreth, is too busy with his everyday responsibilities to scan the Internet for ads for illegal vacation rentals, Koconis said. In the meantime, other village staff members are taking turns scanning rental websites, he said. Village Councilwoman Deb Gillis said Islamorada makes enough money from vacation rental homeowners who do pay the annual $1,000 license fee to hire another enforcement officer. We put the money in the ordinance for that exact reason, she said.Vice Mayor Ted Blackburn agreed, saying, Its pretty clear to me we should have been doing this for a while, and the revenue is there. Koconis said that the village has issued 151 vacation rental licenses from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30 this year. Its not clear how many homeowners are illegally renting to vacationers described in the ordinance as anyone renting for less than 28 days but legal rentees say the Internet is full of ads from unlicensed owners seeking out-of-town renters.Mayor Ken Philipson said if the village doesnt start enforcing the law, people playing by the rules may start dropping out of the system and start renting their properties without paying for the license. Vacation rental owners in the past have complained the $1,000 fee is too high. But Gillis said once more people start paying into the system, the Village Council would likely lower the fee. We can readdress it after we enforce it properly, she said.Specific hire to track them is consideredBy DAVID GOOHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADAFeral cats target of refuge managementFeds green light active trapping to reduce threatsWILDLIFE REFUGESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgOceana financing not firmThe man who wants to open a semi-permanent resort in Gulf of Mexico waters off Key West says funding for the project could be available in the very near future. We may have some news this week, Doug Pope, founder of Elevated Water Resorts, said Friday. As proposed, Elevated Water Resorts seeks to build the 50-room Oceana Water Resort on an elevated platform in the Gulf, about 16 miles northwest of Key West.Pope has been planning Oceana for more than a decade. The project broke into the news in early 2011 when he filed a request for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits.Elevated Water Resorts laid the keel for the 230-footby-128-foot main platform in December 2011 but progress since has been minimal while financing was negotiated.Aplan for a stock offering expected to raise $45 million fell through earlier this month, Pope said. However, a new firm stepped in to take up the project and pledged quick action, he said. It all depends on the money, Pope said. They say we will get the money. Pope said the six-story Oceana could be built for around $22 million but total costs likely will be near $45 million. If we get enough, we could bring a couple helicopters down to Key West. The Oceana Water Resort is envisioned as appealing to anglers who fish nearby waters from Oceanas rental fleet. Tentative room costs start at $600 per night (meals and shuttle included; alcohol and boat rentals extra). Shuttle and support boats for the resort would be based in Key West, Pope said. Construction could take about two years. As designed, the self-contained Oceana technically would be classified as a vessel, capable of being moved. Rather than floating, the resort would be supported by four semi-permanent pilings that rest on pads on the sea floor, 55 to 60 feet down. Pope has said government permitting should not pose a problem, but conservationists have voiced concern about the impacts of a structure like Oceana on open waters.But Pope says hes confident itll happenON THE WATERBoardsroles under scrutinyThe Marathon City Council will review the direction and usefulness of its nine appointed advisory committees when it meets Feb. 12. Councilman Chris Bull says hed attended many of the boardsmeetings during his election campaign last year and found them to be without direction. Its become apparent the council needs to get on the same page with these boards, so the talent we have will be directed toward something that will be a good use of their time, he said. His fellow council members shot down Bulls idea for a wide-ranging summit next month, with advisory board members in favor of an internal review. I question us having a summit with them when were not on the same page as a council, Councilwoman Ginger Snead said. Im afraid we might confuse them. I think wed maybe be better served to review each board as a council. Councilman Dick Ramsay suggested the problem could be the council for not giving its committees clearly defined roles or the support they need. He used as an example Community Image Advisory Board member Peter Chapman, who was on hand for a quarterly update to the council on Jan. 22.Sometimes he gets very frustrated because he cant get permits, Ramsay said. Frankly, the committee cannot plan projects because they dont know if they have any money or not. Maybe we should look at ourselves and look at staff and make sure when items come up that those people have had an opportunity to interface with staff.The council eventually approved Sneads motion to have the council research the resolutions creating each advisory board and discuss them individually at the Feb. 12 council meeting. The appointed boards:Code Compliance.Community Image.Fire Fighter Pension.Land Acquisition.Near Shore Waters.Parks and Recreation.Planning CommissionUnsafe Structures.Community Development Block Grant.Bull seeking full review of their jobsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com POPEPhillip Hughes,an FWS biologist and acting manager at the Key Deer refuge,said the agency will not mount a large-scale trapping program, but will place traps in known areas where cats and wildlife may come together.
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,January 30,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4AWayne Markham . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALUnion failing at informationLETTERS TO THE EDITORPlay is immoralWe had the unfortunate experience of attending the Marathon Community Theatre performance of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. It was undoubtedly the most filthy, immoral and inappropriate play that it was our misfortune to attend. In addition to foul language, it was disgraceful to see God and Christianity being made fun of the way it was. Certainly the producers could have found a play with at least one redeeming quality to present. We have been patrons of the theater for 12 years and never have we seen anything as debase as this one. Marathon deserves better than this.We have no criticism of the acting, but we would be ashamed to portray any of the women on stage as they were cast.The lesson learned from this experience is to review the play before purchasing tickets because we cannot rely on the management of the theater to select quality, moral productions. If this play represents the moral decay of our country, then lord help us all. Tom, Carol McCoy MarathonReligious view?Re: The letter to the editor, GOPis personal. Have you considered adding a religion section? Every week you could take such letters and print them in a more suitable venue. Buddy Klein IslamoradaUnited Teachers of Monroe needs to keep its members far more updated than it seemsThe United Teachers of Monroe has a website. Take a look at www.utmonline.org. You might be surprised to see photos of Keys teachers holding up signs for the Vote Yes campaign on the half-mill property tax shift from capital to operating funds. That vote was 13 months ago. The photos arent even the oldest content posted on the unions home page. Check out the union presidents latest message. Its dated Aug. 18, 2011. Thats 17 months behind the times. The UTM website also lists high on the home page Jesus Jaras budget picture, dated July 7, 2011. The former superintendents been gone since last July, replaced by Mark Porter (whose name is conspicuously absent from the UTM home page). What gives? Gov. Rick Scott announced last week he would earmark $480 million in his upcoming budget request to give all Florida teachers a $2,500 raise. That should be big news to teachers here in Monroe County. And youd think the union leadership would be all over that proposal, especially since its unclear if the state Legislature will go along with the governor. In addition, its unclear how the 67 school boards that actually negotiate salaries with teacher unions will react to Scotts budget largess. After all, this comes from the same governor who, in his first year in office, slashed more than $1 billion from state funding for K-12 schools. Political pundits who follow the Tallahassee scene speculate that Scott is trying to score points with teachers, anticipating a tough 2014 re-election fight. It was, after all, the teachers unions in Florida that helped bankroll Democrat Alex Sinks unsuccessful bid for governor when she ran against Scott in 2010.Closer to home, skeptics whove watched state lawmakers manipulate school funding formulas year in and year out suspect that whatever the governor asks for in his budget will simply be balanced on the other side of the ledger with a reduction in the states per-pupil funding.Overall, state funding for K-12 schools has gone down 11 percent over the past five years. Districts have had to make up for those losses by raising local property taxes, or by slashing staffing and closing some schools to reduce expenses.The governor also pushed the Legislature last year to increase state funding for charter schools and reduce K-12 funding when students dont pass such high-stakes tests as the FCAT(which is being phased out, thank goodness).Much has been happening in the past year on the education front. Too bad members of the United Teachers of Monroe wont know anything about that from reading their own website. Sponsor the air showThe U.S. Navys Blue Angels and other civilian and military performers will roll through the skies of Key West at the 2013 Southernmost Air Spectacular, March 23 and 24 at Boca Chica Field.This event will undoubtedly be one of the biggest family draws in the Lower Keys this year. This is a wonderful opportunity for your business to gain valuable exposure to the more than 35,000 air show enthusiasts who are expected to attend the two-day event.It is through the support of our sponsors that we are able to attract the best civilian and military aerial performers and offer such activities as the Kid Zone, a wide variety of static displays, live entertainment and more. The deadline for sponsorship is Thursday. For more information call 293-2503. Emma Edgar Harlow Marketing, outreach Naval Air Station Key WestCourtesy BLUE ANGELSThe aerobatics of the Blue Angels always bring thrills.The deadline to sign up to sponsor the Key West show in March is Thursday. Keys gifts appreciatedI wanted to write to thank fellow South Florida residents who generously gave their time and means to help impact thousands of hurting kids this Christmas.Together, we were able to pack 19,907 of shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities for Operation Christmas Child. Our packed shoebox gifts, joined by millions of others, are now on their way to needy children in 100 countries. During the 2012 collection season, Operation Christmas Child reached a milestone more than 100 million children have been impacted by the power of a simple gift since 1993. I would like to thank the volunteers at our local collection sites and all those who packed an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. For many of the children who receive these gifts, this shoebox will be the first gift they have ever received. There were three relay centers in the Keys that collected a total of 1,464 shoeboxes:First Baptist Church of Key Largo, 969 boxes.Sugarloaf Baptist Church, 424 boxes.Marathon Church of God, 71 boxes. Island Christian School had a schoolwide packing party, packing more than 250 boxes. Boy Scout Troop 588 not only packed 25 shoebox gifts, they also helped unload cars and load up the Budget truck at the relay center to head up to the Miami collection center. Boy Scout Troop 588 also, along with the youth groups from the First Baptist Church of Key Largo and Burton Memorial United Methodist Church of Tavernier and many other volunteers of all ages, helped at a community packing party we had at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Although our local drop-off locations are closed, gifts are received yearround at Samaritans Purse by mailing them to 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607. There are also year-round volunteer opportunities available to serve with Operation Christmas Child. Find out how you can use your gifts and talents to make a difference in childrens lives around the world by visiting www.samaritanspurse.org or by calling (407) 852-3727. Thank you again to everyone who participated in this project. Asimple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide. Cindy Beyer Regional director Operation Christmas Child OrlandoHealth costs confusingThe Catch-22 of health-care costs is that hospitals are unable to accurately price their procedures because they are obliged by law to accept the medically needy who cannot pay. For that reason, they must factor in that needy portion and accurate medical pricing is therefore a crapshoot.One could argue that Obamacare would remove this variable factor of unpaid bills by requiring all of us to be insured. If a hospitals exposure to cover those unable to pay were covered by insurance, then we could begin to see competition in the marketplace of medical procedures such as hip/knee replacements, gall bladder procedures and appendectomies at fixed prices. Instead, we get a mish-mash of political compromise that castrates any hope of accountable medical costs. Robert Dollar Miami Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Overall,state funding for K-12 schools has gone down 11 percent over the past five years. City explores joint useNo one has been a more vocal proponent of Keys economies of scale than Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi, but hes on a short deadline to make one work with the city of Marathon. The City Council at its Jan. 17 special meeting all but green lighted the construction of a City Hall building at the events field between 98th and 99th streets, oceanside. Part of the discussion was to include a new library operated by the county throughout the Keys in the City Hall design. That means a joint effort, which has been a rarity in the Keys over the years. The council instructed City Manager Roger Hernstadt to approach Monroe about collaborating. Gastesi said hes discussed the possibility with Hernstadt.I havent talked to the commissioners about it yet. I have to find out if its a viable thing or not. Were always looking to collaborate with our partners and thats part of that public service alliance we started a while ago, Gastesi said. Gastesi said the Marathon library is in need of replacement or refurbishment, but the county has many projects in the pipeline. Where it is on the priority list Im not sure. I would imagine we have maybe 6090 days to decide. Were putting together our capital improvement plan, so its good timing. It might be a little quick, but...we should be ready to give them an answer, he said. Hernstadt said he informed Gastesi that a City Hall is the councils No. 1 infrastructure priority and that the city wants to move forward to create a design. I dont want the [architect] to start doing designs and then have to redo all that because somewhere down the road they decide they want to do a joint project, Hernstadt said. The idea for a joint City Hall and library building is not a new one. Last January, County Mayor George Neugent suggested razing the Marathon Courthouse and adjacent building.He advocated a shared facilities complex including a Marathon City Hall, Sheriff station, Tax Collector office, courthouse, and library. Preliminary estimates for construction options ranged from $7.4 million to $23 million. The plan was scrapped in favor of removing mold and asbestos from the alreadyunder construction courthouse near mile marker 48.5.Library with new city hall being discussedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Raschein shapes to-do listKeys state Rep. Holly Raschein says final drafts are in the works for three local bills she plans to file during the upcoming 2013 Legislative session. The freshman District 120 representative held a pair of town hall meetings in Marathon and Homestead to gather input on what bills constituents wanted those bills to be. At the Keys meeting in December, the main topic was a bill regarding an elected Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board. In November, Keys voters overwhelmingly passed a non-binding referendum to make that board elected rather than governorappointed as it is now. I think the public spoke loudly about having an elected board, Raschein said. Another Keys bill is related to how vacated seats on the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District are filled. Commissioner Susan Hammaker created a stir when she resigned Aug. 8 to focus more on her commitments as an unpaid faculty member at Florida International University. It left her four colleagues and the districts legal counsel unsure how to fill that vacancy. Hammaker still had two years left on her four-year term.Under enabling language written when the Legislature created the district in 2002, a commissioner must be replaced within 30 days of when he or she resigns. Some commissioners wanted an election, while others wanted to appoint a replacement.The commissioners voted 3-1 in early October to appoint David Asdourian, who was a candidate for the at-large general election in November. Later that month, attorneys from Gov. Rick Scotts office told the district counsel Ray Giglio that Asdourians appointment was illegal and said a special election would have to be held to choose Hammakers replacement. Rascheins first official act after election was to successfully lobby Scotts office to change its position and let Asdourians appointment stand. The final bill was suggested during Rascheins Jan. 10 town hall meeting in Homestead. She said it addressed agritourism on the mainland. It opens up peoples property if they want a youpickstrawberry patch or to have a wedding. There were issues [with local government] in defining those kinds of locations and this tightens language and lets them use their properties, she said. The 2013 Legislative regular session runs from March 5 through May 3. By RYAN McCARTHY and DAVID GOODHUErmccarthy@keynoter.comLEGISLATURE
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Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com BUSINESS BRIEFSStavor is given the Osprey AwardRegistered nurse Dawn Stavor of Key Largo has received Mariners Hospitals Osprey Award for outstanding leadership.The award is given to an employee of the Tavernier medical center who exhibits leadership in at least two of the following competencies: People, service, quality and safety, growth, finance and community. Stavor, director of nursing, was nominated by fellow employees. Among major accomplishments was her involvement in establishing the hospitals Oncology Services Department, which opened last year and provides chemotherapy treatments for Keys residents in the Tassell Building, mile marker 91.5.Hospices Wheeler promoted to VPThe Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys has added the title of vice president to Greg Wheeler, the agencys chief financial officer. Wheeler joined VNA/ Hospice as CFO in 2004. Prior to VNA/Hospice, Wheeler was operations director at the St. John Health Foundation, a division of a large, multi-hospital health care system in southeast Michigan. VNA/Hospice is an integrated agency that has been providing skilled home health, private-duty care and hospice services in Monroe County since 1984.Pearls hosting business socialThe guesthouse Pearls Key West hosts the next Key West Chamber of Commerce after-hours business social, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Pearls, 525 United St. Cost is $10. STAVOR WHEELER Learn the lingo to understand lawPresident Obamas healthcare overhaul law has spawned its own jargon. With the law finally about to take full effect, consumers might want to get familiar with some of the terms:Affordable Care Act. The most common formal name for the law. Its full title is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA, pronounced (PeaPUH-kah). Opponents still deride the law as Obamacare, but Obama has embraced that term, saying it shows he cares.Employer mandate.Afederal requirement that companies with 50 or more workers pay a penalty to the government if one of their workers obtains taxpayer subsidized coverage through the law. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. Intended to keep companies from dumping employees into public coverage.Individual mandate. Afederal requirement that virtually everyone in the United States has health insurance, either through an employer, a government program or by buying his or her own plan. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. Exemptions for financial hardship and religious objections. Does not apply to illegal immigrants. People who ignore the mandate will face fines from Internal Revenue Service.Essential health benefits. Basic health benefits that most health insurance plans will have to cover starting in 2014. They include office visits, emergency services, hospitalization, rehab care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, prescriptions, lab tests, prevention, maternal and newborn care, and pediatric care.Exchanges.Online health insurance marketplaces in each state where consumers can get private health insurance, subsidized by the government. Open enrollment starts Oct. 1, and the coverage takes effect Jan. 1, 2014. Exchanges can be run by the states, the federal government or a state-federal partnership. Small businesses will have access to their own exchanges.Medicaid expansion. The health-care law also expands the federal-state safety-net program to cover more low-income people. Medicaid is expected to account for close to half the 30 million uninsured people who, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, eventually will gain coverage through the law.The federal government will pay the full cost of the new coverage from 20142016, then phase down to 90 percent. States are free to reject the expansion. In those states, many adults below the poverty level would remain uninsured.Metal levels. The four levels of coverage available through exchange plans, called bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Bronze plans feature the lowest monthly premiums, but cover only 60 percent of average costs. Platinum plans cover 90 percent of expected costs.Pre-existing condition. An ongoing or past health problem. Currently insurers can use pre-existing conditions to deny or restrict coverage, or charge more. Those practices will be barred by federal law starting Jan. 1, 2014, and insurers will have to accept all applicants.Tax credits: Government health insurance subsidies for individuals will come in the form of tax credits. The money will be paid directly to the consumers health plan. The subsidies are based on income. Each year, people will have to true up with the IRS to make sure they got the right amount. People who receive too generous a tax credit may owe money back to the government.Tax penalty. The fine levied on individuals who disregard the individual insurance mandate. It starts small and gets bigger in subsequent years. In 2014 its $95 or 1 percent of taxable income. By 2016, its $695 or 2.5 percent of taxable income, whichever is greater. Thereafter its adjusted for inflation.Overhaul of health care nearly hereAssociated PressINSURANCECREDIT UNION WINNER Patsy Veldez Gerez of Key West has won a $500 Publix gift card from Keys Federal Credit Union as part of the credit unions Membership is Rewarding program. Gerez has been a member of the financial institution for 21 years. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
The storied drive down Highway U.S. 1 through the Florida Keys was voted among the top five scenic coastal road trips in the country by Coastal Living magazine.The monthly publication, based in Birmingham, Ala., calls the selected drives cant miss. The magazines editorial staff suggests breaking up the 151-mile drive from mainland Florida to Key West with stops at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a break for lunch in Marathon, a visit to Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, ending in the Southernmost City for dinner and nightlife.In no particular order, the other four drives suggested are:Atrip up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco in California.The 570-mile Northern Lake Michigan Loop with a stop at Mackinac Island.The Great Texas Birding Trail, running from Port Arthur to Corpus Cristi.ADowneast trip from Boston, Mass. to Bar Harbor, Maine, also on U.S. Highway 1, the same road that begins and ends in Key West.U.S. 1, known as the Overseas Highway in the Keys, is Floridas only All American Road. Thats the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program established by the U.S. Congress in 1991; there are only 30 other roadways in the country with that title.To become an AllAmerican Road, the stretch of highway must be considered nationally significant and a destination unto itself. The Overseas Highway was completed in 1938 and includes 42 bridges connecting the island chain, which includes coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. 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Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Quantity limits per customer apply. At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Rack of Lamb Tender...delicious... A hint of rosemary LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002 Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosCity lays out piercase to NavyContinuing a lease between the city of Key West and U.S. Navy for use as cruise-ship berths is essential to development of a public park on the 33-acre Truman Waterfront property. So says a letter from City Attorney Shawn Smith to Naval Engineering Facilities Command Southeast in Jacksonville, which oversees Navy leases. Smiths letter comes in response to a surprise Navy announcement Nov. 1 soliciting proposals from possible lease holders in advance of going out for a bid. Aprovision in federal legislation could allow the Navy to forego the bid process if the current lease holder, in this case the city, can demonstrate public benefit. The Navy has received three responses not subject to public record disclosure to its solicitation.The current lease on the Outer Mole, agreed to in 2007, expires in June. It gives the Navy 40 percent of cruiseship disembarkation fees levied by the city. In 2011-12, the city grossed $2,393,299, which means the Navys share was more than $957,000. Smith, in the Jan. 18 letter to Real Estate Contracting Officer Bob McDowell, wrote: The importance of the Outer Mole lease agreement to the city and its citizens ... cannot be overstated. The revenue generated by the current joint use of the Outer Mole is one of two sources of funds from the Truman Waterfront that can be used to support the proposed city park adjacent to the Outer Mole. The funds derived [so far] have also been shared with the Navy for improvements at the Mole, thereby offsetting capital costs to the Navy in supporting its mission. The city believes a review of the circumstances will demonstrate that a definite public benefit is realized by a lease agreement between the Navy and the city of Key West.Since 2007, the lease has generated $9.7 million for infrastructure improvements to the pier, Smith said. He estimated the overall annual contribution of the cruise-ship industry to Key West at $78 million noting, While use of the Outer Mole is not the sole source of this economic impact, it plays a significant role and is vitally important. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Outer Mole was included in an economic conveyance from the Navy to the city that includes what is now the citys Truman Waterfront. But following Sept. 11, 2001, the Navy pulled the Outer Mole off the table, citing national security.Words public benefitkey to the pitchBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThe Disney cruise-ship Magicleaves its berthing at the Outer Mole Pier in Key West on Thursday.City officials are trying to convince the U.S.Navy to continue a lease that allows the cruise ship berthing,which is a major source of revenue to the city.City begins review process on Truman planAs Key West leaders work to convince U.S. Navy officials to continue a revenueproducing lease agreement, plans for spending the money to develop the 33-acre Truman Waterfront property are winding through the citys development review process.The citys lease for use of the Navy-owned Outer Mole Pier as a cruise ship berth expires in June and earned the city $2.4 million in disembarkation fees for fiscal year 2011-12. In 2002, the Navy gave to the city via an economic conveyance the 33-acre Truman Waterfront, which is directly adjacent to the Outer Mole. Since then the city has held numerous public meetings and informational sessions all leading to a master plan for the park design, which was adopted by the Key West City Commission in 2012; commissioners also hired Miami-based design and construction management firm Bermello Ajamil and Partners Inc. to handle the multi-phase project, expected to cost upward of $40 million. Before construction can begin, the city has to follow its own rules, which call for a multi-layered review, culminating in whats called a major development plan. The first step is slated to come Thursday when the citys Development Review Committee meets at 10 a.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street to discuss the park master plan. Once the design scheme passes the DRC, it goes on to the Key West Planning Board, then finally to the City Commission. Included in the review are the following park components:A24,000 square foot community recreation center.Childrens playground and interactive water feature.Aretrofit of the large, dilapidated former Navy building near the East Quay Wall.Amulti-use sports field.An amphitheater with 250 fixed seats.Anew road network and pedestrian and bicycle paths. Avoluminous packet of Truman Waterfront related documentation is available through www.keywestcity .com .DRC meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Old City HallBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST FLORIDA KEYS The Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys is the only All American Roadin the state.Keynoter Staff
Conchs rattle the RattlersFlorida A&M University High Schools boys basketball team, which had come all the way from Tallahassee, ran smack into a Key West squad Saturday night that was too dazzling to overcome.The fast-breaking Conchs, led by relentless guards Lanre Scott and Daniel Thompson, and equally relentless center Anthony Rice, breezed by the Rattlers, 79-63, before an appreciative crowd at the Bobby Menendez Gym.It was the third consecutive victory for Key West since the 6-foot-5 Rice joined the team after being suspended for his alleged involvement in a theft at the school. Having a big man in the middle makes a tremendous difference, said coach Anton Lopez, whose team improved to 9-8 with one of its better games of the season.Scott, eschewing dunk attempts for layups at Lopezs insistence, scored 22 points. Rice had 20 and dominated the boards with his rebounding, and Thompson scored 19. The trio accounted for all but 18 of the 79 points. Normally a shaky outside shooting team, the Conchs who were without Luis Acosta and Tony German also made five three-point shots, three by Scott, and one each by Elliott Valdez and Fred Carter.FAMU High (10-11) stayed with Key West during a 19-19 first quarter, mainly because it hit five three-pointers, three by the left-handed Carlton McWhite, who went on to score 20 points.As a home fan kept yelling toward the Rattlers bench, Youre playing Key West tonight, the Conchs, with their transition game in high gear, went on a 13-2 run to close the second quarter with a 44-30 lead. They made 12 of 16 shots from the field in that period. Unlike in the previous game against Marathon, Lopez did not pull his starters in the third period. And though the shooting percentage fell off dramati-3rd straight win ups team record to 9-8By DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 30,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Tropical Edibles Fruit and Spice Park expert talks about growing tropical fruit without pesticides in the Keys. Story 4B New beginning The original Sloppy Joes Bar in Havana dormant for almost 50 years is reopening. Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Lady Dolphins: Elite Eight!Beat Palmer Trinity School: That was the benchmark for a successful 201213 Marathon High School girls soccer season. Safe to say the girls created much loftier aspirations Saturday, as their 4-1 state Class-1Aregional semifinal win over District 15 champion Miami Country Day put the Dolphins one win away from the state Final Four. Aperennially strong District 16 foe, Marathon (13-7-3) hadnt beaten Palmer in several years heading into this season. The girls did that three times this year, including once en route to the schools first-ever district title. Theyve kept the roll going with wins over Dade Christian and the Spartans to reach the state Elite Eight. I never envisioned that wed be on the journey that we are right now. Its the most amazing, fantastic, uplifting journey. I dont know if well ever be able to top it again, coach Cindy Durkin said.Without a doubt, the largest soccer crowd in school history packed the bleachers and sidelines Saturday, loudly cheering the girls on from the opening whistle. Durkin said the team is feeding off that energy.Theres so much love for this team right now. The team feels it and is feeding off it. Its hard not to respond when the crowd goes wild when you have an amazing play or you cut a move on somebody, she said. The Dolphins gave the crowd plenty to cheer about, putting pressure on the Spartansgoal right from the start. The game started with freshman Gaby Ceja putting a move on a defender and placing a nice through ball to Taylor Konrath for a pointblank shot in the games first minute. The Spartanstalented seventh-grade goalie, Laurel Ivory, made the stop, but the play was indicative of the how the game would play out. Marathons first goal came less than two minutes in (1:55), when Savannah Rodamer put a crossing shot on net that Ivory jumped for but couldnt field. That was unexpected because we heard in advance that [Ivory] was rock solid, and she had some top-notch saves. I think we just caught her by surprise, Durkin said, adding that Rodamers goal came as a result of the girls carrying out a well thought out game plan.We knew we needed to go wide to open it up in frontSoccer teams dream season is fantasticBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON GIRLS SOCCERKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe Marathon High School girls soccer team,along with a number of classmates,celebrate a state Class-1A regional semifinal win Saturday over Miami Country Day,4-1.Brandi Spalten scored two goals,while Jesenia De La Cruz and Savannah Rodamer each had one.Marathon was slated to host the South F lorida HEAT in the state Elite Eight game Tuesday. Players prep fordistrict tournamentThe whole winter wrestling season for Coral Shoresmat squad has been building toward Fridays District 16-ATournament in Key West.All wrestlers have high points and low points and its our job as coaches to bring it to a high point at the end when it really counts, said Hurricane head coach Tom Milkovich.Wrestling begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Key West High School. Within the last week or so, theyve really started to come on, Milkovich said. Theyre working hard, and we hope they all perform to the max. Well see how it shakes out. Top finishers at the district meet advance to the regional tournament where qualifiers for the state championship meet are decided. The Hurricanes closed the regular season last weekend at the Olympic Heights Duals Meet, winning two team matches 36-29 over St. Andrews, and 24-12 over American Heritage while losing on points to Palm Beach Gardens, South Fork and Boca Raton. Chris Perez at 220 pounds, in his first mat season, went 3-1. Chris looks as good as any first-year wrestler Ive ever seen, associate coach Joe Biondoletti said. Hes been our most dependable and solid wrestler. He has a good shot to qualify for the state tourna-Hurricanes close regular season at Duals meetCORAL SHORES WRESTLINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comEagles play semis Tuesday The basketball Eagles of Island Christian will be the visitors but play at home in Tuesdays semifinal round of the District 16-2ATournament.Island Christians Family Life Center gym in Islamorada hosts all three games of the district tournament, beginning when Redland Christian Academy plays Colonial Christian at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Eagles follow with a semifinal against top seed Calusa Prep at approximately 7 p.m. Calusa is designated as the home team by virtue of a better district record. Winners of the semifinals return for the championship game at 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Island Christian finished the regular season with an 84 record.The Eagles split their last two contests, dropping a Jan. 22 game to Redland (score not available at press time) before beating Horeb, 70-35, Friday.Spring seasons at Island Christian begin Feb. 12 with the Lady Eagle softball team travels to Westwood Christian.The Eagle baseball throws out its first pitch Feb. 15 in a home game against Miami Christian.Spring baseball for Lady Eagles begins Feb.12ISLAND CHRISTIAN BASKETBALL KEY WEST BOYS HOOPSPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Anthony Rice,who scored 20 points, concentrates before attempting a foul shot Saturday night against FAMU High.Lady Conchs return to courtWhen the Key West High girls basketball team takes to the court against St. Brendan in the semifinals of the District 16-4Atournament Thursday night at Gulliver Prep in Miami, it will have been 20 days since the Conchs played a game. I really dont know how that will affect us, said coach Tony McDowell. If the referees call it both ways, everything will be all right.The Conchs (5-5) last played on Jan. 11, when they defeated Coral Shores, 40-18. Key West won a subsequent game against the Hurricanes by forfeit, and a game scheduled for last Friday night against Sagemont was canceled.Until Monday, the Conchs had not practiced since that Jan. 11 victory. I wanted to make sure they got their grades right I told them to go home and study, McDowell said. Key West and St. Brendan split two regular-season games the Sabres won, 51-35, in Miami, and the Conchs won, 56-48, in Key West behind guard Tanisha Multys 32 points. McDowell anticipates strong games from Multy who is averaging 15 points a game and guard Mikayla Stansbury and forward Ryann Appleby. Ryanns been playing great for us and Mikayla has been our best player on defense, McDowell said, adding that he hopes Jamica Mack, the teams tallest player, can make up for a disappointing regular season. The Conchs are aware of the importance of Thursday nights game: Avictory will send them into the state playoffs.If it comes down to free throws, however, they could be in trouble theyve made five of their last 32 attempts.Team plays tournament at GulliverBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GIRLS BASKETBALLSee Dolphins,2BSee Conchs,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Wrestling,2B
Rod-bending action in the backcountryIf you have a hankering to try backcountry fishing, nows your time. With the winds whipping up the reef, only those with a tough boat and tougher stomach have been fishing out front the last couple of days.Despite the wind, the backcountry areas are calm, and an experienced guide can get you to the fishing grounds without beating you up.And, with the unseasonably warm temperatures were experiencing, the backcountry guides are doing very well with snook, tarpon, redfish, trout and sharks. You name it, and youll have rod-bending action for some of the premiere game fish we have in the Keys. On calmer days when a trip to the reef is possible, the yellowtail snapper are biting well in the 50to 70-foot range, with plenty of nice flags to show for your efforts. On the patches, there are mangrove snapper plus keeper size yellowtail keeping anglers busy. Atrip to the deeper wrecks in 100 to 250 feet will produce king mackerel, although theres a sporadic king bite on the reef edge itself. And, there are plenty of cero mackerel on the reef and onto the patches.In the bay, its all about mangrove snapper and sea trout. The Spanish mackerel, which were thick a month ago, are now scarce. We need some cooler temperatures to get them reinvigorated.The weeks bestIslamoradas Capt. Greg Poland reports the weather was strange and the fishing was too. He fished from Flamingo to the reef, putting his anglers on several snook and sea trout. He also had a sailfish on but lost it after a nice jump. Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, fished multiple groups on the reef, where the strong yellowtail bite provided lots of action with limits of 16to 20-inch fish along with king mackerel in the 25to 35-pound class. Kim and Herb Koon, from Shelby OH, and their friends, Randy and Bree Martin, had a fun afternoon aboard the Papa Pips with Capt. Howard Kelley and mate Arnold Forman out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. The group caught snapper, and Kim landed a beautiful 30pound cobia.The Hull family, from Michigan, returned for their annual outing on the SeaSquared. We went scouting for wahoo, but found none. Instead the group brought blackfin tuna, hogfish, sheepshead and mangrove snapper back to the dock. On Saturday, retired NFL center, Casey Rabach, and his young son caught hogfish and snapper with us. Phil Mathewson, from New Hampshire, fished two days with Capt. Bob Brown, of Sundance Sportfishing out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. He caught large amberjack to 35 pounds, jack crevalle to 25, some nice yellowtails and a few large grouper that were released. Gary and Diana Guerro, of Littleton CO, had a good day with Brown catching blackfin tuna and flag yellowtails. And, marine artist Joe Suroviec along with Marathon local, Nancy Bennett, braved breezy conditions to catch mangroves, yellowtails, amberjack, porgies and other reef dwellers. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters at Turtle Kraals in Key West, spent a lot of the week fishing the backcountry channels and flats where they caught big mangroves, sharks and grouper of all sizes. In Hawk Channel and on the patches, the sharks and yellowtails kept his anglers busy. And, offshore, he found kingfish and Spanish mackerel.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 pm, and will benefit the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/ bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 305.743.5305, SeaSquared @bellsouth.net and www.Sea SquaredCharters.com. Warm temps trigger lots of actionFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYScally, the lead kept accruing, reaching 55-35 when the silky-smooth Thompson scored on a layup after faking a behind-the-back pass. I learned that from watching Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, he said after the game.The Rattlers never threatened in the fourth quarter, though in the last minutes they cut the lead to 12. Then Conch reserves Anthony Cromwell and Andre Patterson each scored to end the game.FAMU High, a school of 250 students, has been in the state 1Asemifinals two years in a row. On the Rattlers way down to Key West, they stopped for a game in Lake Worth.Atrip like this makes us better, said 32-year-old coach Gene Granger, who, after the game, said his team didnt match Key Wests hustle. Theyre very physical and can move the ball, he said. You can tell they definitely have great chemistry.The game was supposed to be the Conchslast of the regular season, but they will play Barrington Christian Academy at 2 Saturday afternoon. Key West won at Barrington, 64-41, in the season opener. They wanted to come down, Lopez said.Key West will play Coral Shores next Wednesday night in the District 16-4Atournament at Gulliver Prep in Miami. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,January 30,2013 TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome of that goal. Savannah was peppering crosses in. Anything too close the goalie got, but when we were able to penetrate behind the sweeper, we had our opportunities. And we had a lot of opportunities tonight, she said.Konrath had a near miss at the 13:25 mark, firing a right-footed shot off the crossbar off a one-touch pass from Rodamer. Dolphins goalie Sacha Olivera made a nice save on a breakaway attempt at the 23:50 mark to preserve the Dolphinslead. She made another crucial save close to the half, pushing a high shot up over the crossbar at the last moment. It was more of the same to open the second half, as the Dolphins peppered the Country Day goal early and often. They finally broke through with a goal at the 43:45 mark.Freshman Regan Durkin placed a corner perfectly in the box and Jesenia De La Cruz was waiting to head it in and give the Dolphins a 20 lead. It was one of several well-placed balls by Durkin.Its a lot of practice. We practice five days a week, sometimes on weekends, too, the midfielder said. I think our team has a lot of heart. We have a young team, but anything is possible.The Dolphins put the game essentially out of reach at the 55:52 mark, as Brandi Spalten scored the first of her two goals off a Durkin corner kick.Spalten made it 4-0 with just 7:33 remaining, scoring off another solid ball from Durkin into the Country Day 18-yard box. The ball bounced around in traffic for a moment before Spalten kicked it in for a 4-0 lead.The Spartanslone goal came with 6:12 remaining. Marathon was scheduled to host the South Florida HEAT, a home-school program out of Fort Lauderdale, on Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.Should they win, Marathon would host the winner of Evangelical Christian School (Fort Myers) and Melbourne Central Catholic High in the state semifinal Friday at 7 p.m.Peppered goal early and oftenFrom Dolphins,1BRondo move turns a scoreFrom Conchs,1B ment, which is almost unheard of for a first-year wrestler, Biondoletti said. Perez is one tough cookie, Milkovich said. Hes strong as an ox and does some good things out there. Hes smart on the mat. Sophomore 160-pounder Jacob Queen went 3-1 at Olympic Heights, wrestling his best matches of the year, Biondoletti said. Jon Perrotti went 2-0 at the tournament, and senior heavyweight Tom Johnson went 2-2. Sophomore Rion Hunter wrestled up a class to help the Canes score team points.Freshman Dylan McGilvra, weighing in at 89 pounds, gave up about 16 pounds to wrestle foes in the 106 division. Dylan s all heart and we expect good things from him, Biondoletti said.Sophomore Adrian Tomas (132) and freshman Nick Kaufman (138) also scored wins at Olympic Heights while gaining experience.Perez smart on the matFrom Wrestling,1B Conchs 12th at Raich meetThe Key West High wrestling team ended the regular season last weekend by finishing 12th in the 32-team John Raich Memorial Tournament in Jupiter.Its one of the top five tournaments in the state, Key West coach Chaz Jimenez said of the meet, which is named for a Cardinal Newman High state-champion wrestler who died in a boating accident.Angelo Guieb finished third in the 106-pound class, and 120-pound Trey Brisley and 170-pound Chase Kelley also placed, finishing sixth. Finishing sixth is a big deal in that tournament, Jimenez said.Guieb was 4-1 at the meet and improved his season record to 39-3. He lost in the semifinals, 6-5, to Jupiter Highs Alex Radli.He was looking forward to the finals and looked past this kid, who was scrappy and caught him off guard, Jimenez said. Brisley was 4-2 and Kelley, wrestling at 170 for the first time after dropping from 182 pounds, was 3-3.Caleb Ashe (113) and Roberto Val (225) went 3-2, and Andrew Calderwood (145) and John Piraino (152) were 2-2. Miami Columbus won the tournament. The Conchs will host the District 16-1Atournament at 4 p.m. Friday at the Bobby Menendez Gym. Also competing will be Coral Shores, Doral Academy, Florida Christian, Palmer Trinity, Ransom Everglades and Westminster Christian.Next:District tournament is on FridayBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST WRESTLING Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Capt.Greg Poland and his angler display one of the many snook caught last week in the Flamingo area.
Half a century later, Jose Rafa Malem remembers the balmy breezes blowing through the bars arching porticos, the grain of the tall wood stools, the whiff of Pedro Domecq brandy on his fathers breath. And how could he forget the tangy ground-beef-andtomato-sauce sandwiches synonymous with what was then one of Havanas hippest hangouts, playfully dubbed Sloppy Joes?I ate so many, I got tired of them, said Rafa, a 59-yearold Havana native who grew up to become a bartender.Soon, Rafa will be able to relive those boyhood memories as the original Sloppy Joes, at the intersection of Animas and Zulueta streets, reopens in Havanas historic quarter, giving residents and tourists from all over the chance to belly up to the same bar that served thirsty celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway, Rock Hudson and Babe Ruth. Its part of an ambitious revitalization project by the Havana City Historians Office, which since the 1990s has transformed block after block of crumbling ruins into rehabilitated buildings along vibrant cobblestone streets. The effort has helped finance Cubas socialist present by drawing tourists fascinated by its pre-socialist past, from colonial palaces of the 18th Century to celebrity hangouts of the 1950s.For the people of this city, I think its very interesting and very important to rescue a place that has so much history and is so recognized around the world, said Ernesto Iznaga, manager of the bornagain Joes, which will be run by state-owned tourism concern Habaguanex. To restore it to how it was before.Sloppy Joes was founded in 1918 by a Galician immigrant named Jose Abeal Otero who purchased a grocery store in Old Havana after years of tending bar in New Orleans and Miami. Legend has it the sobriquet comes from the places grubbiness and Abeals American nickname, Joe.Rafas father was a close friend of longtime bartender Fabio Delgado and took his boy there on Sunday afternoons beginning in the late 1950s. During the day, Rafa said, Joes was a mellow family joint where kids slurped ice cream and Coca-Cola while mom and dad chatted over more potent spirits.Employees made sandwiches to order behind the black mahogany bar, polished to a high shine and purportedly once the longest in Latin America at about 59).After dark, the place filled up with Americans on vacation.Abeals affable personality and familiarity with English from his years in the states helped make Joes a favorite among tipsy Yanks as far back as the Prohibition era of 19201933, along with the nearby El Floridita bar, the reputed birthplace of the daiquiri cocktail, and La Bodeguita del Medio, home of the minty, rum-infused mojito.As much as any other place in Havana, Joes exemplified the islands lure as a playground for Americans. It was a stylish clientele compared with the flip-flop and tank-top tourists who swarm Cuba and other Caribbean islands today. One illustrated color postcard from the era shows gentlemen in fedoras and pinstripes laughing on barstools alongside white-gloved ladies. Many were wealthy, famous and looking for a good time. Frank Sinatra. Ava Gardner. Nat King Cole. The list of patrons reads like a Whos Who from Hollywoods Golden Age. Rafa said his own brushes with celebrity included Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams and Cuban crooner Benny More. Swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn fan, was enough of a regular that Joes named a cocktail for him. Ownership later passed to another Joe, Jose Garcia.But last call came in 1965 as Fidel Castros communist government was nationalizing nearly all private businesses, and Joes has been shuttered for nearly five decades.When restoration work began in 2010, laborers discovered the wood floors, rotten from humidity and years of neglect, had collapsed into the basement. The wooden bar, meanwhile, had splintered into three pieces. It was in ruins, Iznaga said.He and his crew have spent two years bringing the watering hole back to life. To keep Joes as faithful to the original as possible, theyve examined historic photos and talked to old-timers like Rafa who remember the way it was.Messy ground-beef sandwiches will be on the new menu, naturally. Iznaga said they apparently originated as an Abeal family recipe, though others have also claimed they invented them. Also on the menu will be the Errol Flynn, an icy vodka and tomato-juice concoction garnished with a celery spear. Across the Florida Straits, where rum-runner and speakeasy operator Joe Russell named his own bar Sloppy Joes in the 1930s at the suggestion of his friend Ernest Hemingway, operators are delighted that the original is being reborn. Its exciting because obviously our history is tied into their history, said Donna Edwards, brand manager at the Key West Joes, which recently celebrated 75 years at its current location at Duval and Front streets. Hemingway and Russell, they would frequent Sloppy Joes when they were in Havana. Its a piece of history, and our history is now coming to life again. Wednesday,January 30,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com LocalPeople! LocalDecisions! LocalService!KeysBank.com Member FDICEqual Housing Lender Joins First State Bank! Brian Kelly Residential KeyWest 305-393-6446 NMLS: 812475Need ALoan? CallOurLocal LendingTeam Lori Bailey Commercial &Residential Islamorada -OceanReef 305-304-6991 NMLS: 812459 Kurt Lewin Commercial &Residential Keyswide 305-304-4187 NMLS: 812476 Ani Madruga Commercial &Residential KeyWest BigPine 305-308-3210 NMLS: 812674 Brian Barroso Commercial &Residential KeyWest 305-393-4669 NMLS: 812460 NMLS: 518207Marathon Oce 6900 Overseas Hwy 305-289-4393JS12313First State Bank of the Florida Keys welcomes Je Smith to our team of lending professionals as Senior Vice President and Senior Lender. A lifetime Keys resident, Je is a graduate of Marathon High School and Tulane University with over 25 years of banking and lending experience in the Florida Keys and a strong civic and community commitment. As Senior Lender, Je will lead our professional, customer-focused commercial and residential mortgage lending team throughout the Keys. As the only remaining local bank headquartered in the Florida Keys, Je is a perfect t for First State Bank of the Florida Keys Call or visit Je today at our Marathon Oce for all your lending needs! Tell those you LOVE just how you feel with our V V A A L L E E N N T T I I N N E E L L O O V V E E L L I I N N E E S S To be published Wednesday,Feb.13 Order deadline is Thursday,Feb.7 Cost is $19.30 per square To reserve your space: Call us at 743-5551 Or email to lpr est on@k e ynot er .c om or btr aeger@k e ynot er .c om J.C. Ill LOVEYOU FOREVERAND ALWAYS T.R. 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Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office substation at 50 High Point Road, off mile marker 88.7 on Plantation Key.Its open to anyone age 50 or older and AARPmembership is not necessary. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers and $14 for others. The fee includes a workbook that is based on data collected from federal and state agencies. It takes 15 students to make a class. Call Mary Lou at 852-1620 to reserve a seat or for more information.Village offers free CPR classThe village of Islamorada is offering free training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the villages Fire Station 20 (mile marker 81.9 bayside).Class size is limited, so secure a seat by calling Debbie Naiser at 664-6490 or sending an e-mail to atfire.department @islamorada.fl.us.The classes are offered to people living or working in Islamorada. Participants must be at least 13 years old and should wear comfortable clothing to practice CPR techniques. Those successfully completing the class will receive American Red Cross CPR certification.Research shows that heart-attack victims have double the chance of survival if they are immediately given CPR.
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Observer crossword puzzle Body LanguageSolution in the February 2 Keynoter Whos the biggest loser?Whats called the Big Pine Key Area Weight Loss Challenge inspired by TVs The Biggest Loser is coming to the Lower Keys.Led by wellness coach Susan Knowles of Big Pine, the 12-week nonprofit course offers tips on nutrition and exercise, along with the flair of competition. There are payouts for the winners. Participants will weigh in each week, and the three with the highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the program will split most of the participant fees collected. Its based on percentage, which makes it an equal competition for men and women.Our goal is to encourage people to lose weight and inches and get healthy by eating a healthy level of protein and calories each day, and teach the benefits of good nutrition and exercise, Knowles says.Participants can use any weight-loss program theyd like, whether its Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Herbalife or a customized plan.Cost is $35 for the 12 weeks. Of that, $25 will go to the three winners and the other $10 will be donated to the Big Pine Academy charter school.Failure to weigh in during any given week costs you $2. Theres also a dollar-a-pound fee for weight gained in any given week. Those fees will be added to the cash payout.The Big Pine Key Are Weight Loss Challenge begins Feb. 5 or Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Big Pine Key. To register or for more information, call Knowles at (305) 240-2483.Lose weight with payout possibleLOWER KEYS LIVING BRIEFSTopic:Growing fruit in the KeysThe GLEE Community Garden of Key West and the Key West Garden Club offer a lecture series Friday and Saturday led by Chris Rollins from Miami Fruit and Spice Park. His topic will be Growing Edibles in the Florida Keys without Pesticides. Areception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the garden club, 1100 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, where Rollins will provide a brief overview of whats to be covered the following day in programs that run from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Registration is $25. To find out more, call 294-3210.Help create woodrat sheltersVolunteers working with the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge get together Saturday to create shelters for the protected Key Largo woodrat. The 9 a.m. session will be held at the refuge headquarters, on County Road 905 about 1.8 miles north of the U.S. 1 at mile marker 106.5. Volunteers build small structures that are placed in the hammocks to encourage woodrat nesting. Wear long sleeves, long pants, hats and sunscreen. Bring water and bug spray. For insurance reasons, new volunteers must fill out an application to join Friends and Volunteers of Refuges, a support group for the Keys national wildlife refuges. For information, go to www .favorfloridakeys.com or send an e-mail to Mjfal2@ aol.com.Chemerical shows Feb.5The Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys will screen the documentary Chemerical at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 as part of its film series. Chemerical follows a family addicted to chemical household cleaners and hygiene products that is switching to an all-natural cleaning lifestyle. The movie moves to prove that due to our need to be clean, we are drowning in a sea of toxicity. The free screening is at Marathon Power Squadron Building on 52nd Street bayside, behind the Panda House restaurant. Popcorn is free, with drinks available for a donation.Boating class aimed to youthsU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key is offering a boating skills and seamanship program for youths ages 14 to 18. Its a scholarship program so there is no cost. Sessions are Monday and Wednesday nights from Feb. 25 to March 13. Successful completion qualifies the graduate for a Florida boating-education ID card, which allows youths 14 and older to operate motorized vessels on Florida waters. Applications for the scholarship can be found at wow.uscgaux.info/?unit= 070-13-03 .Save-A-Turtle hosts biologistSave-A-Turtle hears from coral biologist Karen Neely when the group meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Her presentation is Floridas Reefs: Past, Present, and Future. Neely works at the Florida Wildlife Research Institute at Marathon office of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Book sale set for SaturdayThe Friends of the Key West Library hold their next book sale on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St. All kinds of books will be available, as will DVDs. Proceeds go to the librarys programs, books and equipment.
Wednesday,January 30,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 358090 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 28, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: BRICKS AND MORTAR CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDING APPLICATION DISTRICT I: Key West (shall encompass the city limits of Key West) MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission, the application, and the selection criteria must 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 January 30, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 363260 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-01-P Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF JOAN H. ALBURY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joan H. Albury, deceased, whose date of death was December 17, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0062, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 January 30, 2013. Personal Representative: William R. Albury P.O. Box 2297 96050 Overseas Highway Key Largo, Florida 33037 Attorney for PersonalRepresentative: Richard E. Warner Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: email@example.com Published January 30, February 6, 2013. Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 364104 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 02/20/2013, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1984 BWCH6819M84B BOSTO 1989 CDRV0017H889 CARVE 1991 1FTDF15N0MNA17920 FORD 1991 YV1AA8251M1909092 VOLVO (VOLV) 1992 JN1RZ26HXNX522464 NISSAN 1993 SERV5150D393 SEARAY 2006 RFCHA10416Y616436 TGB 2006 LFFWBT6A661010352 ZHEJ 2010 LC2U6A030AC000352 KYMCO Published January 30, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 364333 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on February 23, 2013 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 1998 PONTIAC VIN: 1G2NE12M3WC767866 Published January 30, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 364470 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chaper 713. 585 of the Florida Statutes on Feb 21, 2013 at 10 A.M. Lot# A33216 2003 black Dodge van VIN# 2D6WB11Y73K513628 Located at: Marathon Auto Air And Electric 2525 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 (305)289-9884 Owner: Joseph W. Maeder 9117 Kensington Row Ct Orlando, FL 32827 Customer: Joseph Maeder 1124 Varela St Key West, FL 33040 Lienholder: None Lien Amount: $3,159.89 Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585 the preceeding claims a lien on vehicle shown for storage, labor and/or services. Unless charges shown are paid in cash, said vehicles will be sold for cash by public auction on date at time shown where vehicle located. Owners or anyone claiming an interest have a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled auction which can be set by filing demand with Clerk of the Circuit Court in this County and mailing copies of demand to all other owners and lienholders. Owner can recover possession without judicial proceeding by post-ing bond per Florida Statute 559.917. Auction proceeds in excess of charges due will be deposited with Clerk of the Circuit Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954)384-7171 25% Buyers Premium *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published January 30, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 365273 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PARADISE TOWING, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles for cash on 2/12/2013 8:30 am at 202 20th St Ocean Lot #25, Marathon, Florida 33050, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. PARADISE TOWING, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles are as is. All sales are final. 90 JEEP VIN# 1JF4J28L4LL256060 Published January 30, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 366223 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 2/7/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Road, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 1987 Dodge B350 ram van VIN# 2B7KB33W0HK227977 Published January 30, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter THANKSGIVING PUP Only 1 beautiful male left! Beautiful Husky markings! Socialized by a professional. To good home only 743-2876 KCBYard Sale 175 13th St, off Coury Dr. Sat Feb 2nd, 8-1. Fishing, kitchen ware, tools, electronics, patio set, kids toys & games, lots of great stuff. MARATHON/FLAMINGO ISL Giant Moving Sale. Hshold, boat eqpt, electronics, orchids, yard tools, furn! 700 Copa D Oro, Sat. only, 8-2. No EBs.Carrier central AC / Heat -Infinity series -2 stage compressor handler stand, overflow pan with auto shut off infinity thermostat control $1000. 743-2561 lv message.PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. KEY COLONY BEACH 2 Bdrm suites, 2 Bths, workshop, bonus rooms, carport & garage. 90 ft. canal. Too much to list! $749K. 248-770-4791KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. Lot rent $500/mo. 305-522-5841RV/MOBILE HOME LOTS FOR SALE, with transitional building rights, in Key RV Park, Marathon. $65K. 305-743-5164 KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furn/unfurn. 2 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. 786-258-3127 HOUSEFORRENT2BR2 BATH 1200SQFT.$1400. FENCEDYARD.LGKITCHEN TILEFLOORSWALK-IN CLOSETWASHERAND DRYER.SOMEPETSOK305 -481-0942 firstname.lastname@example.org KEY COLONY BEACH 12th St. 3BR, 2BA,ground level CBS. New 75 concrete dock. $2,400 & utils. Annual lease. F/L/S. 786-229-0228 Key Colony Beach, Furn 2/2 Waterfront, half duplex. $1,450 per mo. F/L/S. Non-smoking. Lynn Goodwin, Key Colony Beach Realty, 305-923-9487 MARATHON Half duplex 2BR, 1BA. $1200/mo. First and Last. 3rd Ave, behind Office Depot. Call Nick 305-522-6567 LITTLE TORCH KEY 2BR 1BA on swimming canal. Lrg fenced yard, storage, shed. Pets OK. Avail. Feb. $1200 /mo + util. F/L. 305-295-6432 MARATHON 3BR Fenced-in yard, quie street, W/D hookup. Call 305-797-9132 MM 103 O/S 1 BR / 1 BA In marina. $500 / month + electricity. Call (305) 905-6867 for more information. RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 FURNISHEDSMALL1 BEDROOM Kitchenetteand livingarea/privateentry/on canal.Water/electric/cable/wifiincluded.Oneemployed adult,non-smoker,nopets. Deposit,mo.rent,damages. $800305-986-2068 email@example.com MARATHON/COCOPLUM 1/1, waterfront, full kit, D/W, spacious, tiled, W/D, screened porch, covered parking. Long term. 305-289-0064 MARATHON Large 1 BR APT 2nd level. Conveniently located. New kitchen, W/D, completely furnished. $1150 mo, F/L/S. 305-289-1150 MARATHON STUDIO APT. Furnished, Water & electric included. No pets. $900/mo. F/L/S. 743-0404 MM 74.5 B/S 1BR / 1BA Lg. yard, screened porch, dockage avail. Full kit., W/D, tile floors, extra clean. H.O. park. $875 / mo. incl. util. & cable. 1st & sec. No smoking / no pets. Call (305) 664-9283. MM 82 FAB FURNISHED studio. Tastefully decorated, fully equipped kit., tile floors, A/C, $850 all inclusive. F/L/S Call (305) 481-5803 MM 30.5 BIG PINE KEY U.S. Hwy. 1 Frontage Commerical Space Available $850 / month. Call (239) 541-1678. MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 PINK PLAZA MM103 For lease executive offices. $200 $300/mo., includes WiFi and utilities. 515-244-1005 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. firstname.lastname@example.org. (305) 743-5164 Exp erienced Bookkeeper F/T position in Big Pine (MonFri). Must be proficient in MS Excel. Background check required. Send resume to email@example.com. attn: BOM or fax 305-872-2555. Administrative Assistant Needed for following: Appointment coordination, event and meeting planning, make travel arrangements, record, monitor expenses, raise monthly invoice. Must posses a valid drivers license. This position pays $8.50/hour. Send your resume or cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Manager Full time position. Must be proficient in MS Excel & Word. Background check required. Send resume to seacampfla@ aol.com or fax 305-872-2555.Watersports Attendant F/T for busy co. in Islamorada Must be hardworking & dependable. Weekends & valid DL a must! 305-896-2915 GARDEN CENTER Outdoor Living Sales Person Looking for a professional who possesses a strong sales background. Good working knowledge of tropical plants, outdoor furniture, and accessories, landscape and hardscape design, and construction specifications as they relate to landscape. Base + commission + benefits. email@example.com HelpWanted IfyouhaveBoat RentalorMarinaexperience, comejoinVacationBoat RentalsandMarinaJunction foraexciting,fastpaced environmentthatoffersgood payingfullandparttime positions.Wehaveimmediate openingsforthefollowing positions. -BoatDelivery -BoatCleaning/Detailing -FrontCounter/Parts/Service Stopinforanapplicationtoday at4681OverseasHwy,or emailaresume.305-453-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org GATE ATTENDANT/ SECURITY Weekends. MM 88.5. Contact 853-0530 for more information. LANDSCAPER NEEDED Must have valid drivers license and transportation. Please call (305) 743-4738. POOL TECHNICIAN Clean driving record. Middle Keys. 305-849-5934 CNA/HHA/HOMEMAKER& COMPANION VistingNurse Association&Hospiceofthe FloridaKeysislookingforparttimeandfull-timeCNAs, HHAsandHomemaker/ Companionsthroughoutthe Keys! Weoffercompetitivewages. Pleaseclickorvisittoapply: hr@VNAHospiceKeys.org 1319WilliamStreet,KeyWest 92001OverseasHighway, Tavernier F/T& P/TMEDICAL ASST. WILL TRAIN Pruett Dermatology. Busy office in Islamorada & Key West. Excellent coordination & organizational skills, eye for detail, eagerness to learn, team player. Fax resume to 305-664-8898 to schedule an interview. Customer Service Clerk F/T at Bahia Honda Park MM 37. Must be a team player, have retail food svc & water sports exp. Call Nancy 305-872-3954 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! TheMONROECOUNTYCLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURThasthefollowingpositionavailable.ASSISTANTFINANCEDIRECTORFloridaCPAcertificaterequired.Supervisestheoperationsofthefinance department.Performsavarietyofcomplexaccounting andfinancialfunctionsrelatedtomaintainingthe recordsandsystemsoftheBoardofCounty Commissioners.KnowledgeofGAAPandGASB required.AssistswithpreparationoftheCAFR. Graduationfromanaccreditedfouryearuniversity.ApplyattheMonroeCountyCourthouse,Clerkofthe CircuitCourtPayrollDepartment,500Whitehead Street.DRUGFREEWORKPLACEandE.O.E. FulltimeAdministrativeAssistantTheidealcandidatewillbedetailoriented,ableto multitask,andmustpossessgoodcomputer, phoneandtypingskills.KnowledgeofQuickBooks aplus.Hourlypositionpaycommensuratewith experience.Benefitspackage available.Forconsideration, sendcoverletterandresume toinfo@d ynastymarine.net NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY CC e n t e n n i a l B a n k T e l l e r M a r a t h o n Weareseekingcandidatesforafull-timeTellerpositionin Marathon.Mustbeflexibleandabletoworkweekends.Tellerexperienceand/orexcellentcustomerserviceskills required. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,January 30,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: FRONT DESK CLERK for very busy hotel office. Computer skills required. Must be dependable and have own transportation. 305-664-4740HOUSEKEEPER F/T or P/T Also FRONT DESK CLERK P/T, possibly leading to F/T. Please apply in person, Key Colony Beach Motel, 441 E. Ocean Dr. 289-0411RESORT HELP Immediate openings! FRONT DESK/ RECEPTIONIST. Marathon, 305-797-1707 THE MOORINGS and MORADA BAY / PIERRES are seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: email@example.com InventoryTakerWanted Lookingforaninventory counterwithaminimumof5 yearsexperienceincounting conveniencestores,grocery stores,etc. Wespecializeingasstation/cstorefinancialaudits.Mustbe agoodcommunicator, professional,honest,accurate &proficientwith10-key.You musthaveyourownreliable transportation.Lookingtohire tocovertheKeys& Homestead. ContactDon@772-473-1701 772-473-1701 advancedinventorysystems@ yahoo.com LOCAL LAW FIRM SEEKING Real Estase Processor and/or Closer. Experience preferred. Fax Resume to (305)852-8848 FISHING GUIDE S.E. Alaska fishing lodge. USCG Capt lic./6 pack required. Salary, gratuities, room & board. June Sept. Call 1-800-999-0784; 907-225-7906 or fax 907-225-3816. Info@yesbay.com EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon.HELP WANTED Short order cook / deli person. Exp. only. $12 per hour. Must have own car. Apply in person at Crazy Billys Country Store. MM 74.5 (305) 664-1071 IMMEDIATE HIRING Breakfast Servers & Cooks, Dinner Line Cooks & Bus Person, at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554 10am-12pm for appointment.NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. WORK ON THE OCEAN Cabana Breezes now hiring Line Cooks Prep Person P/T Hostess Servers Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB. Electricians Powercom,LLC islookingforanElectrician withaminimumof5years experience.Someone energetictoworkona commercialjobinMarathon. PleaseemailResumeor contactLarryStamperat954978-7070. firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair technician. Must have valid drivers license and tools! Call (305) 664-3662. F/T SERVICE TECH Min. 5 yrs. exp. Competitive wages & great benefits. DFWP. Apply Windswept A/C & Appliances 2735 O/S Hwy, Marathon. Monroe County BOCC, SR. TECH. MAINTENANCE ELECTRICAL, FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, KEY WEST, (PWFM021) $34,533.66 $48,348.38 / 40 HPW. Voc. Or Tech School. 3-5 yrs. Exp. Fl. Dl. VET PREF AVAIL; E.O.E. Deadline -open until filled; 2924557; email@example.com 14 CLASSIC BOSTON WHALER, CC steering, 25 hp Mercury 4 stroke, power tilt, bimini top, full cover, trailer incl. $3500 (305) 664-9283 17 2006 SCOUT COSTA 170 TOURNAMENT EDITION BAY boat. 90 hp 4 stroke Yamaha. Low hours. Minnkota trolling motor, trim tabs, hydraulic jack plate, Raymarine GPS, Sony stereo, alum. trailer. $16,500. Call (305) 433-1182 20 PRO-LINE 2004 Walk around. Merc 150 XL O/B. Low hr. GPS w/sounder, FF, mini-map, VHF, bimini, porta pottie. $12,900. 305-735-4730 22 Angler CC 1995 150 Mariner on SS bracket. Runs great. Winch, T-Top, kicker bracket, new bottom paint. Alum trailer. $8,850 OBO. 207-745-7500 22 console 115hp Yamaha, 4 stroke. $4900. 19 Wellcraft console $ 3200. Call 309-678-7744, Marathon 25 Mako CC, T-150 Mercs. Very clean, one owner, lift kept, T-Top, electronics, head, canvas, windlass, must see! $29,995. 732-887-4816 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RE or auto Free dockage. 305-942-3055 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 FOR SALE OR TRADE 23 Suncoast with trailer. 200 HP Suzuki. Needs TLC. $3000 obo. 305-664-12866 METER DAYSAILER w/ fixed keel, self tending jib, full batten mainsail, custom built, 6 hp Tomatsu motor and trailer. Key Colony Beach. $6000. 305-289-010130 CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handymans Special Great Liveaboard! $3500. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE OR LEASE in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incl. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 Boat slip in Burdines Cove, Marathon. $550/mo., utilities included. Private bath, private storage. 305-304-5992 BoatStorage In Marathon MM54 & Vaca Cut Wet slips/dry racks avail immed. No liveaboards please. Call for details. 305-289-0064 DEEP WATER DOCKAGE Prime Key Largo location. Boats up to 50. Reasonable. 305-522-1905 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available (305) 905-6867 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604Liveaboard slip for rent $600 25 x 80, 8 deep, deck, tiki, fan, curtains, parking, bath house, laundry. Marathon. Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club. 607-434-8571; 305-481-71871 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 1 S. Atlantic Snapper, Grouper permit for lease. Corp. Atlantic Snapper /Grouper permit for sale 904-262-2869; 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada 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 LobsterCertsB 549Blobster certs.$80/each.500traps.24 T-craft20102504stroke Yamaha.305-731-7910 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 Metalic gray. 4 door. 116,000 miles. Very clean. Great condition. $6,533 OBO. 305-394-9892 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. FREESCRAPPICKUP Keys RecyclingofMarathonisready tohelpcleanuptheKEYS, letsrecycleyourscrap. -Automobiles -Aluminum -Copper -Steel/CastIron -StainlessSteel -High-TempAlloys -Appliances -SheetIron -NonferrousMetals Weareaplumbers&Marinas bestfriendwhenitcomesto receivingCASHfortheir SCRAPMETALthatsjustlying around. ContactToday! KeysRecycling 1280107thStreetGulf Marathon,FL33050 YVETTEVARGAS ENGLISH305-896-0731 HospitalityHappensHere!POSITIONS A V AILABLE: MaintenanceManagerThepurposeoftheMaintenanceManageristodirecttheresortmaintenance/technical andcommonareastafftoeffectivelymaintainallresortfacilities/equipment/property. Minimum2yearsexperienceinactualposition.Computerliterateamust.HousekeepingSupervisorDirectsinstitutionalhousekeepingprogramtoensureclean,orderly,andattractiveconditionsofestablishmentbyperformingthefollowingdutiespersonallyorthroughsubordinates dailyintheabsenceoftheHousekeepingManager.F&BManagerThepurposeoftheFood&BeverageManageristomanagethedailyoperations oftheTikiBar,Activitiesandtheircoordinationwithotherdepartments.Applyinperson: 1688OverseasHwy.,MarathonMM48.2BaysideEqualOpportunityEmployer/DrugFreeWorkplace MakingaDifferencewithChildren&FamiliesCBCDirector-KeyWest QualityAssuranceManager-KeyWestFordetailedjobdescriptionsvisitwesleyhouse.org Sendapplication/resumetoHR@wesleyhouse.org orstopby1304TrumanAveoffice. Competitivesalaryplusgoodbenefits.WHFSisanEEOCEmployerandDrugFreeWorkplace MARA THON Delivernewspapers 7daysaweekbetween4a.m.and7a.m. Thepayisapproximately $500aweek. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. 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