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778679022222 Classifieds . .10B Living . . . .4B Business . . .9A Obituaries . . .2A Opinion . . .8A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .9BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 16,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.14 25 CENTS Game overIn a battle of Keys rivals, Key West High dominates the Coral Shores Hurricanes in baseball. Story, 1B Fuzzy math?How did a $350,000 parking lot at a rebuilt school suddenly jump in cost to $700,000? Story, 6A Fake IDs lead to griftersAcouple who managed a popular Key Largo resort allegedly scammed their way into their jobs using fake IDs and are out-of-state fugitives who once almost got away with conning the state of North Carolina by claiming to be multimillion-dollar gem investors. Police on Wednesday arrested Tamara Asada, 40, and Robert Pearl, 39 managers of Gilberts Resort under the Jewfish Creek Bridge in Key Largo since last summer on felony charges of possessing counterfeit Florida drivers licenses. According to Monroe County Sheriffs Office arrest reports, Asada and Pearl gave Gilberts owners, Karina and Reinhard Schaupp, bogus IDs when they applied for their jobs.The Schaupps called police earlier this week after suspecting Asada and Pearl were stealing from the business. Reinhard Schaupp told deputies he didnt want them to investigate the alleged theft, but did want police to see photocopies of the IDs Asada and Pearl provided when they applied to Gilberts. The Schaupps declined to comment on the case.Asada and Pearl, who may be married, were using the names Tamara and Robert Trotter, but no records were found matching those names when Detective Francisco Gaete searched several databases. Gaete then obtained arrest warrants for the couple. After Gaete arrested Asada and Pearl and took them to county jail on Plantation Key, they both told him their real names and dates of birth. Detectives found out the couple had several arrests in California and North Carolina. And the Orange County, Calif., District Attorneys Office issued an arrest warrant for the pair in January 2010 for felony fraud, second-degree burglary and grand theft, accordingCouple had tried to swindle North Carolina, reports sayBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGO ASADA PEARL CRASH LANDINGThis 36-foot boat with three 300 horsepower engines on the back crashed into a Key Largo mangrove island when the operator set his GPS incorrectly,state officials say.Hes OK but the environmental damage could be considerable.Story, 2A Fishermen charged with 1,300 countsTwo commercial fishermen were charged with a total of more than 1,300 conservation violations Tuesday after being found inside a no-take zone in the Dry Tortugas, marine law-enforcement officers report.Both men were cited for harvesting 664 yellowtail snapper one misdemeanor count for each fish seized from the commercial boat Candelaria according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Boat owner Evelio Lazar Egusquiza Fornes, 49, of Miami and mate Jorge Nesto Gellart, 49, also were charged with fishing inside the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, a no-fishing zone enacted under the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and other violations.The two occupants were actively harvesting yellowtail snapper by hook and line, and were very surprised to see us, FWC Lt. Josh Peters wrote in a report. Signals from the boats vessel monitoring system, a radio beacon required aboard commercial boats in some federal waters, showed the boat was stopped inside the no-take area, Peters reported. Officers patrolling the Dry Tortugas responded and located the Candelaria in the northern reserve. Achum bag, lines and baited hooks were in the water, Peters said. An inspection of the vessels catch revealed some of the yellowtail were still alive and fighting for life. The Tortugas reserves were established to protect the areas marine ecosystem from effects of harvesting marine life, including fish. Commercial boats can navigate through the zones but cannot stop if they have fish aboard. The 781 pounds of confiscated yellowtail was sold for $2,558, which will be held in escrow until the case is decided.Theyre found angling in protected zoneCRIME FRONT By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYIndigenous Park in Key West,home of well-used bocce ball courts,is in line to get a major facelift,with the first step spending $173,000 on design work going to the Key West City Commission for approval on Tuesday.Story, 6ABOCCE,ANYONE? EGUSQUIZAFWC tables fish protectionsState fishery rulemakers have thrown a plan to create rules for whats a game fish and whats a sport fish back into the water. The proposal before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission survived a first hearing in December but it was tabled with the prospect of a revival unlikely Wednesday at the FWCs Orlando meeting.They began changing things and making exceptions, said Tom McLaughlin, a Boca Grande charter fishing captain who supported the concept.It was a little rushed and got a little confusing.... Then it started to cave in on itself, said McLaughlin, a former Tavernier resident. After more than two hours of testimony and discussion, FWC board members directed agency staff to look into creating some type of parameters specifically for bonefish and tarpon, said FWC spokeswoman Amanda Nalley. Concerns that other species, such as sea trout or permit, could wind up as designated sport fish or game fish apparently doomed the plan. This was entirely about permit, McLaughlin said. Basically, the only opposition came from divers who spearfish out of the Tampa area. They organized and got about 20 to 25 divers to show up in Orlando.Targeted were permit,tarpon and bonefishFISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comWaterfront plan appears all but deadThe U.S. Navys sudden decision to halt all non-federal boat traffic in Key West Harbor as of Feb. 25 all but ends plans for a privately run marina and all that would generate economically at the Truman Waterfront. Naval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Pat Lefere told Mayor Craig Cates about the closure in a Feb. 7 letter, writing that the Navy has a concern that non-federal activities within the harbor may restrict or prohibit naval surface vessel maneuvering and dive training. I would imagine given what the Navy said, the marina is probably gone, Commissioner Jimmy Weekley said Friday and that would send a ripple into the citys grand plans for the entire waterfront. NAS has previously aired its concerns with the development plan there in light of our operations, the designated restricted area and the lease of the bay bottom, NAS spokeswoman Trice Denny said. The marina was envisioned more than five years ago to be run privately through a city-leasehold and provide a revenue stream supporting the upkeep forNavy decision likely to kill marina projectBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTSee Crime,2ASee FWC,2ASee Harbor,3A
to California court records. At press time, they were both in the Key West jail. According to the Sheriffs Office, California authorities are not seeking to extradite them. Monroe County detectives still dont know how Asada and Pearl obtained their fake licenses, spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said. Asada and Pearl also got in trouble in Franklin County, N.C., when they tried to convince the states Department of Commerce and several other counties economic development offices that they represented a Botswana gem manufacturing company looking to open a facility in the state. For a three-week period in the beginning of 2009, they almost got away with the scheme by promising the project would create up to 1,500 jobs to the state. The Pearl Project sales pitch was so convincing, according to the Franklin Times newspaper, that seven counties wanted the facility. Franklin County offered Pearls bogus company incentives like investment tax credits, cash grants up to $3 million and fishing trips. County and state officials began to get suspicious that they were being had after Pearls perks requests were getting evermore exorbitant, the Franklin Times reported in several articles. Pearl was confronted at the RaleighDurham Airport by state and county officials, who soon found out he was wanted by police in California on a 2008 warrant. But despite the alleged grift, no criminal charges were filed against the couple because, besides man hours, the scam was detected before any serious money was lost, according to the paper. But the couple was arrested a few months later on felony credit card and identity theft charges. The charges were eventually reduced and they both served 40 days in county jail, according to Franklin County Court Clerk records. It is not clear if they were extradited to California for that states warrant.Shady past follows coupleFrom Crime,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,February 16,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.7654 SUN.6256 MON.7263 TUES.7764 Forecast: Expect a slight chance of showers and breezy conditions over the weekend. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom .(305) 852-3216 Advertising .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom .(305) 743-5551 Advertising .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to a reporting error, the Feb.9 edition contained incorrect information about a lawsuit between the city of Marathon and the estate of Joseph Ardolino.Judge David Audlin ruled in favor of the estate,and the city didnt appeal,that the city didnt properly notify the estate when a distanceprohibition was put in place for package stores selling liquor.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US 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 Con g ratulations to the new owners of 6407 Oceanview Avenue! For all your real estate needs, call me today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Marcy ReedREALTOR(305) 289-6505 6407 Oceanview Ave. Marathon Open 7 Days AWeek Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ KIRKENDOLLinda Cecille Cate Kirkendol lost her battle with Cancer on Thursday, February 8, 2013. She was born in Knoxville, TN where she attended Central High School and then went on to Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, FL. She was not only a passionate artist but also a loving mother and amazing grandmother. Anything that anyone would need, she would always be there to help in any way she could. There are so many things that I loved about my Grandmom Linda that they wont fit on one page. Although she is not here with all of us now, I know she is looking down and is always with us. She will forever be remembered in our hearts. I love her and miss her very much Written by her 12 year old granddaughter Gabby Kirkendol. She is survived by her mother Mary Rice Cate of Key Largo, FL; her son Michael Robert Kirkendol who resides in Zionsville, IN with his 3 daughters: Gabby Kirkendol (12), Katie Kirkendol (11), and Emily Kirkendol (7); her dear friend Ben Hughes; All of her friends at the Key Largo Moose and also her friends at the American Legion and many, many others. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has come in contact with her and helped us during this time she became ill. It means the world to me to know that my mother was in such good hands and given such wonderful care by everyone. SLAVIN Raymond J. Slavin Jr 83, of Big Pine Key passed away on Feb 11. Ray, a disabled American Veteran, businessman, past Commander of the Fort Lauderdale Power Squadron, and volunteer at Switlik Elementary and Big Pine Key Charter School, was a Florida resident for 50 years (21 in BPK and 29 in Plantation). Ray, a loving Husband and Father, was preceded by his wife Ava of 55 years and son Mark. He is survived by sons Ray M and Gary. Graveside services will be held at the Southern Keys Memorial Cemetery on Big Coppitt Key (mm 10) at 11am, Tues Feb 19 MORROW Paula Clark Morrow died of heart failure at the age of 100 on February 10, 2013, at her home in Key Largo. A trail blazer, devoted to womens rights, Paula was the second woman to enroll at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1930. After receiving a bachelors degree with a major in journalism, she served as a reporter for the Miami Daily News from 1936 through 1941. Thereafter she worked for the Salt Lake City Tribune and the Associated Press. She began work at the Miami Herald as a reporter having a desk next to Henry Reno, and was later promoted to the Heralds Sunday editor. As the first woman admitted to the National Association of Sunday Newspaper Editors, she went on to serve as President of that organization. Paula had a strong work ethic. Employed for the last twenty years of her career as Public Relations Director of the Hartford Courant, with Herculean promotional outreach efforts she doubled the Courants circulation. She also served on the Board of Education and Democratic Town Committee in her home town, Harwinton, Connecticut. Moving to Key Largo in 1976, Paula worked as a "stringer" reporter covering the Upper Keys for the Miami Herald. She was active in the Friends of the Key Largo Library and the Bureau of Professional Women for whom she published a newsletter. A true bibliophile, she volunteered at the Key Largo Librarys gift shop for many years. She was also a member of the Purple Isle art guild. Paula is perhaps best known in Key Largo as the founder in March of 2000 of the Senior Group, sponsored by the Friends of the Key Largo Library. For the past thirteen years, she served as the Senior Groups publicist while also helping her co-chair, Kathy Gong, recruit speakers for the Senior Groups Monday morning speakers program. Paula is survived by two children -a son, William Clark and a daughter, Betty Clark, who resides in Key Largo. She also leaves her beloved daughter-in-law, Sandra Andre, and two cherished grandsons, William Clark and Brian Clark, three great-grand daughters, two nieces and two nephews. She maintained close relations with her family. A celebration of Paulas life will take place at the Key Largo Civic Club Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11 A.M. The rule reaching the FWC would have created a recognized sport-fish designation applied to species so economically valuable to the recreational economy that only catch-and-release fishing would be allowed. Bonefish and tarpon were considered the most likely candidates for the designation. Permit, the third of the Big Three of flats fishing, was a possibility, although FWC staff noted that permit are harvested as food fish in some Florida waters. Species designated as game fish would be protected from commercial harvest, with a small bag limit for recreational anglers. Snook and sea trout were among expected candidates for game-fish status. The plan shot down Wednesday did not list species to be designated. That review was intended to be made on a species-byspecies basis after the framework was established. About two dozen people commented on the gamefish and sport-fish proposal in Orlando, with slightly more than half opposing it, according to observers. We stand united in opposition of any fishery closures for reasons other than that species being threatened, diver Rob Murphy wrote on a popular spearfishing website. The sportfish/gamefish designations are ill-conceived, ambiguous in detail and criteria, and just plain discriminatory. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, based in Key Largo, and Boca Grandes Save the Tarpon group led by McLaughlin supported it, along with others. FWC staff noted that in an online poll, those supporting the game-fish and sport-fish plan outnumbered opponents by more than two to one. McLaughlin said the FWC dulled the plan by making language changes and exceptions. Focusing efforts on saving tarpon and bonefish may be a better scenario to increase protection now, he said. All seven [FWC] commissioners mentioned tarpon and bonefish as being uncontroversial.Plan ill-conceived, ambiguousFrom FWC,1ABoat flies i n to ma n g r ove isla n dState environment officials are assessing the damage caused in a nighttime Monday crash in which a Coconut Grove man accidentally drove his boat into a mangrove island traveling 250 feet into trees before landing. Daniel McBride, 39, was operating his 36-foot Concept vessel powered by three 300-horsepower engines around when he missed South Sound Creek in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park waters, crossed Airport Flat and went up on the island. Knocked unconscious, McBride awoke when his dog, the only other occupant aboard the boat, started licking McBrides head wounds, he told Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Mike McKay. McBride stayed aboard the boat until morning, when he called SeaTow of Key Largo for help. He declined medical attention, saying cuts to the back of his head and forehead had stopped bleeding, the FWC reported. He told McKay that after fishing until late Monday, he headed toward South Sound Creek, a large channel inside John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Around 10 p.m., he missed the channel and ran into mangroves several hundred yards to the west. Propelled by the three large outboards, the boat traveled about 80 yards through the dense growth, the FWC reported. Asalvage plan to remove the boat sought to minimize additional to the protected mangroves. Astate biologist with the Department of Environmental Protection will submit a report on resource damage.Alcohol is not suspected as a factor, said Officer Bobby Dube, an FWC spokesman. Rather, McBride had his GPS setting too wide for the area, and had the incorrect background lighting selected.Environmental damage now being assessedKEY LARGOKeynoter StaffFinally, closure on the pig lawJust in time for National Pig Day, which arrives March 1, the Marathon City Council has again clarified its law regulating domesticated swine.Meeting Tuesday, the council voted on eight amendments approving four to a law that was enacted just two months ago.Originally approved on Dec. 11, Councilman Dick Ramsay asked the council on Jan. 8 to reconsider the law based on numerous complaints he received. Council members had until Tuesdays meeting to provide suggested amendments. The primary ones approved are those prohibiting the breeding of pigs in city limits, and requiring male pigs to be neutered by four weeks of age and female pigs spayed within four months. The council also adopted amendments requiring pet pigs to be on a leash or otherwise restrained when outside the owners home, and that enclosures meet minimum setback requirements provided in the citys land-development regulations.Shot down were amendments restricting ownership specifically to miniature Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, restricting weight to a maximum of 200 pounds, and requiring owners to clean enclosures at least once a week and pick up after the pig in public. Mayor Mike Cinque whose Stuffed Pig Restaurant celebrates National Pig Day next weekend called the amendments dealing with cleaning up after the animals overreaching. I would hope they do this with their cats or dogs or any other animal that wanders on their property, Cinque said. Cinque, who sponsored the original version of the law, was noticeably perturbed by the proceedings. This was a simple ordinance I sponsored to allow people to keep pigs as pets, he said. Existing provisions call for annual licensure of domestic pigs ($55 annually) and verified vaccinations each year. Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave started National Pig Day in 1972.Lubbock, Texas, teacher Ellen Stanley and her sister Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, N.C., started National Pig Day in 1972 as a way to honor the animals. Cinques restaurant stages pig races and related events Feb. 22, 23 and 24.Spays,neuters among rules now requiredBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Propelled by three large outboards, the boat traveled about 80 yards through the dense growth. KEYSNET.COM
APompano Beach contractor for the state Department of Transportation pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal bribery charge involving the installation of traffic control equipment in Marathon four years ago. Ron Capobianco Jr., 40, could receive up to 10 years in prison when hes sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge U.S. Magistrate Barry Seltzer on May 7.In pleading guilty, Capobianco admitted accepting a $4,000 bribe to steer a $25,000 contract to a subcontractor.The U.S. Attorneys Office says Capobianco operated Elite Signal and Lighting Inspections Inc. and that DOThired him because of his experience in traffic control. In 2009, the subcontractor, based in Plantation in Broward County, told Capobianco would he would pay him $5,000 if he got a deal worth at least $25,000 to install video detection equipment during the Middle Keys work. Capobianco said yes, the subcontractor got the work and DOTpaid the subcontractor which authorities didnt name following completion of the job. In May 2009, the subcontractor gave Capobianco $4,000 not the agreedupon amount of $5,000. Half the $4,000 went into Elite Signal and Lighting Inspectionsaccount and Capobianco spent the rest, authorities said. The Marathon project included the construction of roads and the installation of signs and traffic signals. The U.S. Attorneys Office charged Capobianco on Jan. 23. the rest of the public portion of the park. The public notice of the closure was sudden even though Cates says the Navy has been hinting around at the harbor closure for a while. Its not unexpected. If thats the case, why it was never publicly brought up before remains a mystery. But back on Oct. 12, the Navy sent the city a letter spelling out significant challenges to the marina development. They include:The Navy has a submerged lands lease with the state for the harbor that prohibits assigning a sub-lease.The whole harbor is a restricted area and non-federal traffic is limited.Aprivate marina and associated traffic would interfere with surface and dive operations.That same month, the City Commission approved an overall waterfront design that includes the marina, a waterfront promenade along the Inner Mole Pier, an interactive water feature, amphitheater, community center, and trails for bikes and pedestrians.Marina operations would help finance operations at the rest of the waterfront. But if the harbor is closed to nonfederal boat traffic, it appears the chances for a marina at the waterfront are slim to none.The Navy uses the harbor to dock visiting war ships, as well as foreign naval vessels deployed in the Caribbean. It also coordinates with other military and law enforcement agencies to conduct dive training, often using the retired U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham now a museum ship, as a staging area. Most immediately, the harbor closure affects the operations of amphibious sightseeing tours that launch from the harbor. They are Historic Tours of Americas Southernmost Duck Tours and City View Trolley Tours. If they want to continue, theyll have to find another place to launch.Navy says no more useFrom Harbor,1A Saturday,February 16,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com 8103 Gulf of Mexico Blvd.Seawatch, Marathon Amy PutoREALTOR Cell 305-766-1745 Toll Free 800-366-5181 ext. 6525 amyputo@ g mail.comwww.MarathonFloridaKeys RealEstate.comLookin g to BUYOR SELLyour property? You deserve a Realtor who g ives you valuable information weekly, responds to your needs promptly and g ets the job done! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 From LISTING to CLOSING in 90 days! Rotary is serving BREAKFAST both days: All You Can Eat for $5.305-712-181818TH ANNUAL $5 Contribution to the Scholarship Fund Kids 17 and Under Free SPONSORED BY FREE SHUTTLE FROM CORAL SHORES HIGH SCHOOL, MM 90 FEBRUARY 23 & 24 S AT 8 AM 5 PM S UN 9 AM 3 PM 2013 and the Florida Keys Conference Center and the Florida Keys Conference Center presenting sponsor presenting sponsor www.dadelanddcj.com ADVANCED DISPOSALC CHANNELADIOF KEYS E CI C HMASSEY S AND MEDDY ICEONES & CO Co n t r acto r admit s b r ibe r yHe faces 10 years in Keys DOT schemeIN THE COURTSKeynoter StaffSUCCESSFUL BALL The Mariners Hospital Bougainvillea Ball on Jan.26 raised $210,000 for the Tavernier hospitals Oncology Services Department.There were 497 people who attended.Here,bougainvillea committee members receive flower bouquets as an expression of thanks for their work.They are (from left) Carol Luse,Betty Anne Schilling,Kathy Schrock,Holly Raschein and Claudia Stober.Co-chair Jo Ganus was not available for the photo.
The head of the Monroe County School District is continuing his effort to bring a unified anti-bullying policy to Florida Keys schools.At a Tuesday School Board workshop at Marathon/Middle High, Superintendent Mark Porter said hes evaluating various programs already in place, looking for best practices.Referring to several incidents at the Middle Keys school a week and a half ago, Porter said the presence of social media brings in some significant challenges. On Feb. 7, the Sheriffs Office discovered a social media application called Whisper, which allows anonymous users to post words, photos and the like to be shared with a specific user group, in this case students at Marathon Middle/High. In one battery report, two girls pushed each other after one thought the others boyfriend posted negative photos and text about her on Whisper, Deputy Becky Herrin said. In a second incident, she said, one boy went after another because of a posting on Whisper, although the encounter was stopped by teachers before it turned physical. School resource officer Sgt. Glenn Test also looked into a disorderly-conduct complaint and a cyberstalking complaint, both related to Whisper. None of the incidents led to arrest, Herrin said.Parents should be aware of this particular application and whether their child is using it, Sheriff Rick Ramsay said, stressing the need for parents to monitor their childrens social media use.Porter told the School Board that an anti-bullying program, in about half of the schools in the Keys, is called Speak Up, Be Safe. Former Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward brought that into the school system through a sponsorship by the Jacksonville-based Monique Burr Foundation. Aspecific component of the program encourages children to pick a person, whether a relative or school mentor, with whom they feel comfortable, then having that person meet with a Burrtrained guidance counselor on how to address concerns the child may have. Speak Up, Be Safe is in all of the Keys elementary schools. The addition of the middle and high schools is in the works. The grant-driven Burr Foundation, founded in 1997, focuses on child-abuse prevention. Speak Up, Be Safe stresses five safety rules: Its my body; ask an adult if I am safe; I have choices; tell someone; [and] its never my fault. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,February 16,2013 9 Ct.Tanzanite W/Diamonds Peter Max Ladies 18K Pearlmaster, Diamonds Marc Chagall Large Diamonds Rolex Watches Itzak Tarkay H.C. 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Bankruptcies and liquidation of Rolexes, large diamonds, ne art, and jewelry together with general order merchandise which constitutes the majority to be liquidated piece by piece.ALL ART AND JEWELRY AUTHENTICATED AND CERTIFIED. OVER 2 MILLION DOLLARS!! SOLD! B B r r e e e e e e e e e e z z e e CITYOFMARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 PUBLIC NOTICE OF MARATHON CITYCOUNCIL SPECIALCALLMEETINGNotice Is Hereby Given That The City Council Members Will Meet For ASpecial Call City Council Meeting On Thursday, February 21stOf 2013 At 5:30 PM At The Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Highway In Marathon To Discuss The City Of Marathon FY20132017 Plan Including Construction Of ANew City Hall And Public Works Building.The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations or assistance should call City Hall (305) 743-0033 of such need at least 48 hours in advance. Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meeting listed. Published Keynoter 2-13-13 & 2-16-13 3229 Flagler Ave Key West 294-6292 Locally owned and operated for 11 yearsBIGSALE Winn-Dixie misses village deadlineIslamoradas race for a supermarket between two majors Winn-Dixie and Publix got more complicated since the developer of a proposed Winn-Dixie on Upper Matecumbe Key missed a deadline last week to obtain its needed commercial square footage. The developer, Net5FDA, had until Feb. 6 to keep its commercial allocation of 15,561 feet the Village Council approved last summer, but the firm let the deadline expire, said Village Manager Ed Koconis.The conditional-use permit is still valid for the oceanside mile marker 81 property, but Jacksonville-based Net5FDAwill need to reapply and compete for the roughly 22,000 square feet of commercial space the village is allowed to allocate this year.Net5FDApaid about $2.5 million for the property in December 2010.The village normally can approve only 6,692 square feet a year, but it expanded allowable commercial allocations by 16,000 square feet last April from square footage it had voluntarily given up in previous years. About 7,000 square feet was allocated to the Islander Resort to build a $4.5 million conference center last summer.The only other project so far competing for the allocation is a 6,727-square-foot storage facility on Plantation Key that the Village Council was expected to approve at its regular meeting Thursday. Senior Planner Cheryl Cioffari said her staff does not expect any other projects to compete for the allocations by the end of the next fiscal quarter, which ends April 30. Equity Ventures Realty Inc., based out of Illinois, applied for a conditional-use approval to build a Publix on the oceanside around mile marker 83.By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADANo city summit to review boardsHis fellow board members arent keen on Marathon City Councilman Chris Bulls desire to review the direction and usefulness of nine appointed city committees. Bull had floated the idea for a wide-ranging summit next month to meet with the boards to discuss how they operate and see if theyre effective, but meeting Tuesday, the rest of the council said no. In effect, they said theyre fine with how each board operates. Not only are they volunteers but theyre very dedicated to the city. I think the existing structure is fine and we should leave it alone, Councilman Dick Ramsay said. I would move that we abandon this conversation and try to get to as many of these meetings as possible. I think that would help their morale. In fact, it appears the only board with any issues is the Parks and Recreation Committee. Bull said its supposed to meet monthly, and had five meetings in the last year. Theyre a little frustrated because they dont know what to do. We havent given them direction about what wed like to see and when they talk about something, it doesnt necessarily come back up to us, he said. Bull suggested giving the committee a list of tasks to work on, such as a fee structure for amphitheater use at the Marathon Community Park and how to better utilize the dog park at the Childrens Rotary Park.My guy from Parks and [Recreation] is perfectly content with the information theyve been given, Councilwoman Ginger Snead said.Ramsay said the committees are welcome to let the council know about any issues they have.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONAnti-bullying program to expandBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSDBPR clears Gentile in CPAcaseThe Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has dismissed its case with Monroe County School District Finance Director Ken Gentile. Last year, the agency, which governs professional licenses and certifications, received a complaint that Gentile was using the title certified public accountant despite not holding that license in Florida.Gentile does have an active New York CPAlicense.We never had a hearing, Gentiles attorney, Robert Cintron, said of the DBPR case. They reviewed what we sent them and the statute and advised us that they were dismissing the case, there would be no discipline and the matter was closed. Separate of the DBPR investigation, Superintendent Mark Porter suspended Gentile without pay for one week in December based on the CPAissue. Hes challenging the suspension, which cost him about $2,300 in salary, through the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings.Avideo hearing is set for March 9, connecting Cintron and Gentile from the Marathon Government Center with DOAH in Tallahassee.Cintron said the two matters are separate but share a common theme. Im not going to go so far to say the decision of DBPR governs what DOAH does. Gentile started with the district in April 2010 under a three-year contract good for about $122,000 per year. At first, he was chief internal auditor and a direct employee of the School Board. Next, then-Superintendent Jesus Jara made Gentile chief of staff and an employee of the administration. Porter has since made Gentile the finance director. Gentile has about eight weeks left on his contract. By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Sewer permits on line WednesdaySewer lines can be extended into a North Key Largo area listed under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, a sewer-district attorney has advised the Monroe County Commission.When the commission meets Wednesday in Key Largo, the board will consider whether county permits for sewer-line connections can be issued to property owners in the area off County Road 905.Commissioners were concerned that the Coastal Barrier Resources Act generally forbids use of federal money on projects that could encourage development in listed areas, like North Key Largo. The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District has received federal funding.But district lawyer Ray Giglio said in a Jan. 17 response to county staff that an entity such as the [wastewater district] is not prohibited from doing non-federally funded construction in [protected] areas just because it has previously received federal funding.... The plain language of the [act] suggests that it prohibits the federal government and only the federal government from making expenditures in Coastal Barrier Resources areas, he wrote.While the wastewater district can use rights of way to install main lines, county commissioners were concerned about local comprehensive land-use laws that both discourage and prohibit extension of utilities, including wastewater through Coastal Barrier areas.Thirty-two North Key Largo homes are affected. The sewer district learned just days before construction was set to begin in November that a force main set to be constructed along 905 would run through the federally protected coastal barrier area, and halted work.Discussion of the sewer issue tentatively is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102. The daylong meeting begins at 9 a.m. Fishing moneyAlso Wednesday, Mayor George Neugent will seek approval of $25,000 to back a study into the Economic Impact of the Florida Keys Recreational Flats Fishery.The locally based Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is forwarding the project, which it estimates will cost $110,000.Im convinced it will be shockingly revealing as to [the fisherys] importance to Monroe Countys economy, Neugent wrote in support.District says theyre OK to be issuedCOUNTY COMMISSIONSewer-lateral money availableThe city of Marathon has scheduled daylong workshops Feb. 21 and 28 to help qualified applicants apply for available sewer-lateral grant funding.City Utilities Manager Zully Hemeyer said the meetings will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day at the Marathon City Hall conference room. Its on U.S. 1 between 98th and 99th streets.Key West-based Meridian Community Services Group has been helping the city distribute what was originally a $750,000 state Community Development Block Grant. Its aimed at helping lowincome families finance lateral connections to the city sewer system. Hemeyer said there have been 208 applications thus far for the grant funding and that $568,286 remains available. She said 25 lateral connections have been completed using grants while 25 more are under construction and 65 ready to bid.The cost of running laterals from private property largely depends on how long they have to be to get to the city pipes.According to Hemeyer, financial help is available for families that earn 80 percent or less of whats considered low income by the state. For a fourperson family, income must be less than $69,350 per year.Theyre going to have people here to help anyone that has an application or would like to fill one out, Hemeyer said. Hemeyer said Meridian would work with residents to help determine first whether theyre eligible for a grant. If so, they must fill out a threepage application that includes a copy of the previous years tax return. The city is trying to beat the drum to let people know there is money left for sewer connections, Hemeyer said. Marathons state-mandated sewer system is almost fully constructed. The only place work is still being done is the Key RVmobile-home park near mile marker 50. According to Hemeyer, a little more than 1,800 properties have not connected out of 5,812. As of the end of January, the properties that were connected were 3,969, she said.City hosts 2 meetings for applicationsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Saturday,February 16,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forFebruary 2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: City Hall Closed (PresidentsDay)02/18/13 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting02/20/136:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Highway Sewer Connection Grant Application02/21/1310am-4pmMarathon City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway Assistance City Council Special Call Meeting02/21/135:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Highway (Discussion of City Hall Project) City Council Executive Session02/26/134:30 pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway Case 2012-CA-9-M GlobeTec vs. City of Marathon City Council Meeting02/26/135:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway Sewer Connection Grant Application02/28/1310am-4pmMarathon City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway AssistanceTo view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The C ity of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or a ssistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 02/13/13Published Keynoter 2-16-13 SOLD! B B r r e e e e e e e e e e z z e e CITYOFMARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 City of Marathon City Council Executive Session NoticeNotice is hereby given that the City Council consisting of Mayor Cinque, Vice Mayor Keating, Councilmembers Bull, Ramsay, and Snead, City Manager Roger Hernstadt, and City Attorney John Herin and Special Counsel Kerry Ezrol will meet at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 26thof 2013 at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway in an Attorney-Client Session, pursuant to Section 286.11 (8), Florida Statutes, to discuss the following litigation: Globetec Construction v. the City of Marathon; pending in the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Circuit In And For Monroe County, Florida, Case No.: 2012-CA-9-M. Published Keynoter 2-16-13 Library-city hall on the tableThe city of Marathon should know by Wednesday whether to include space for a county-run library in its plans for a new City Hall.The city and Monroe County have been in contact over that possibility since Jan. 17, when the City Council green-lighted building a new city hall to replace the trailers now housing city offices. County Administrator Roman Gastesi said a citycounty collaboration would be discussed during Wednesdays County Commission meeting in Key Largo, likely during Engineering Division Director Kevin Wilsons staff report.We had an internal meeting and theres been some emails back and forth with [Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt] and Kevin Wilson, Gastesi said. We need to make sure the [County] Commission is OK with it and Im not sure. We will get that head nod or not next week: Do you want to shoot it down or spend some staff time on it. Whatever decision the commission makes would be roughly 24 hours in advance of the citys scheduled Thursday special meeting to discuss the new city hall. Several years ago, the city and county looked at building a combined city halllibrary on city owned-property on 104th Street, but that fell through. If the idea progresses this time, it would be where the city offices now are, at U.S. 1 and 98th Street.The current Marathon library is cramped and officials have long sought an upgrade.The City Council clearly prioritized City Hall as the project to work on as a priority, Hernstadt said. Were ready and willing to do that once the council makes the decision with respect to the amenities to be included. Meanwhile, the city has issued a request for proposals for professional architectural services for a new city hall. It says the building is expected to be approximately 10,000 square feet.Hernstadt said the city is not concerned with issuing the RFPbefore finalizing any plans with the county and discussing amenities on Thursday.The proposal is usually about the expertise of the firm, Hernstadt said. We said [10,000 square feet] was a nice round number to let them know its not going to be a seven-story building]. He said the building, if it includes a library, would be two to three stories.Wednesdays County commission meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center near mile marker 102. Marathons Thursday workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the fire station at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.County,city could team up on a buildingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON MARATHONA CLEANER KEYS ENTRANCE Members of the Key Largo Rotary and the Monroe County Sheriffs Office join together Feb.11 to clean the sides of U.S.1 around mile marker 106.Here,they show some of the debris they collected at the entrance sign to the Keys.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Park improvements in early phaseThe Key West City Commission on Tuesday will consider spending $173,690 on design, construction documents and permitting for a major facelift of Indigenous Park on White Street. The project has been subject to several delays, notable following heavy flooding in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, and pending a development plan for the adjacent Higgs Beach property owned by Monroe County. Indigenous Park includes the Wild Bird Rescue Center, storage for the citys Urban Forestry Department, a major pump station, bocce ball courts, and parking for access to Rest Beach and the White Street Pier. City Planner Don Craig, in an executive summary to City Manager Bob Vitas, said the design, construction documents and permitting would take about 240 days from start to finish. Construction could begin in early 2014.The city has on retainer Fort Lauderdale-based design firm EDSAInc., which would do the work pending commission approval.The city for many years has struggled with the most appropriate long-term use of the park and today it serves a variety of uses, Craig saidHe added that the county Higgs Beach Master Plan indicate[s] to staff the opportunity to initiate the longdelayed design for Indigenous Park and its environs.Last year, the County Commission approved a long-term redevelopment plan for Higgs Beach that considers rerouting Atlantic Boulevard, which bisects the parcel, to allow for a larger beachside parcel. Already funded is a new beach playground, completed last year at a price of $223,600. Funding to move the road is scheduled to become available from the state Department of Transportation in 2015.And theres a $28,250 grant from the Toyota/National Audubon Grant Program to install a cistern and saltwater well at the Wild Bird Rescue Center.That operation uses 800 gallons of potable water per day filling recovery pools for injured shorebirds. The city wants to cut back on the propertys water consumption to make the program more sustainable.Douglass centerAlso up for discussion and approval Tuesday is a $187,783 expenditure to hire Hayes/Cumming Architects to conduct a full condition assessment of the dilapidated Olivia Street gym and meeting space.Its the first step toward a planned $1.5 million rebuild of the Frederick Douglass Community Center. In January, the citys Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee approved $160,000 from a special property tax fund toward a rebuild of the Douglas Center.The City Commission meets beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Old City Hall on Greene Street.Upgrades for Indigenous facilitiesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,February 16,2013 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 321 Avenue D Summerland Key Dave Wiley (305) 942-6210www.DaveWileyProperties.com Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenienceDave LISTED & JUSTSOLD this Summerland Key home. If you are ready to Buy or Sell your piece of Paradise, call Dave today. Pa r ki n g lot n ow $700KJust like that, the cost of a parking lot at the reconstructed Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West has doubled to $700,000.That bomb was dropped at a Tuesday meeting of the Monroe County School Districts advisory Audit and Finance committee, then again later that day at a School Board meeting at Marathon Middle/High School.Last month, construction officials discovered that a handicapped-accessible parking lot for the school will cost $350,000 a cost not expected. And now its twice that because the contractor, Coastal Construction, says it cant complete the building construction and the parking lot simultaneously, so another contractor will have to come on board for the parking lot to meet a federal deadline to finish the school. Superintendent Mark Porter said hes trying to determine how to finance it. Our No. 1 priority with HOB right now clearly is to get it ready for students at the start of the school year in August. Board member Ed Davidson noted theres a $134,000 line item in the contract with Coastal Construction to rebuild the schools soccer field. He said the parking lot will displace the planned field, so he says redirect that money for the lot. Those two things will be linked in the recommendation, Porter said. Were going to need to find a lot of resources to do that, Davidson said. Were going to look like a bunch of jackasses if we cant put kids in that school by early August. Original plans for the parking were changed when an elementary school wing to replace Glynn Archer Elementary School was added to the design but never incorporated into the construction plan for the $38.6 million job. With a June 1 deadline for completion date coming up, the issue has been the focus of recent board discussion, particularly why its just now being brought up. Now all of a sudden, its coming out like its unknown and the price has more than doubled, board member John Dick said. In reference to the districts numerous project monitors, including a contracted construction manager: Thats all those eyes that were watching out for us. Nobody is watching out. Davidson agreed, These are people weve been paying handsomely who did not do their jobs in the public interest. The June 1 deadline is a function of the financing, provided at a low interest rate as part of the federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. If the district misses the date, penalties could start around $2 million.2nd contractor being brought in for workBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYHorace OBryant Middle Schools reconstruction has been beset with a variety of problems.The latest is a handicapped-accessible parking lot. Come vi s it our online photo gallerie s and s u b mit your own at www.Key s Net.com/Photo s
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Opinion & EditorialSaturday,February 16,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 8A 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 Wayne 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. Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYThis is the 5.5-acre Munson Island in the 1920s,named by Charles Munson,who acquired it in 1923.The island,about a 20-minute boat ride from Little Torch Key,was used as a fish camp.In the 1950s,then-Monroe County Sheriff John Spottswood bought it and used it to entertain guests,among them Harry Truman.It was also the base for the filming of the 1962 movie PT-109,about John F.Kennedys time in the military.Now its owned by the Noble House company and is known as the 30-bungalow Little Palm Island one of the most exclusive resorts in the nation.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALEnd of an era for pay phones?LETTERS TO THE EDITORHospital is backThank you, Marathon, for being so supportive of the re-inauguration of what has been such an important and enjoyable event for the community and its hospital, from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. The Sweetheart Ball was enjoyed by a full house of partyinfused guests on Feb. 9 at the Marathon Yacht Club. Afew months ago, Dianne Weitz (hospital public relations) was reviewing an old scrapbook belonging to the hospital auxiliary and came across a handmade beautiful invitation to this event, and many pictures and articles. At that moment, Diane made it her mission to bring this event back to life. Bringing together hospital staff, members of the auxiliary, the hospital foundation and generous community support, her mission was accomplished. And what fun it was. With dance music by the band Reach keeping the dance floor jumping; excellent dining, spirits and service by the Marathon Yacht Club; many donations from the community for the auction; flowers and decorations; and the efforts of the hospital and auxiliary volunteers, it was a Sweetheart Ball dressed to the nines and full of life. Thank you to Diane. The point of this is that Fishermens Community Hospital is back to where the founders meant it to be, serving as a community hospital. Hence the name. You are the community. You own this hospital. It is here because all of you care for our many visitors and guests when the need arises. The hospitals success and excellence are dependent on your support.The board of the hospital, the leadership, the medical staff and support staff are of this community. They are your neighbors, friends and relatives, as are the volunteers in the auxiliary. You, the owner, need to praise your hospital for all that it does right, and offer positive, constructive and helpful comments to the board and management. It is the mission of every member of the staff that everyone is served well and that they meet and highest standards possible. They need your support to do that.The foundation is new and there is a substantial learning curve. With the support of this community, we are well on our way. Of all the many ways to give, please keep in mind that a handshake, a thank-you and a hug to your community hospital staff and the volunteers living next to you are of amazing value and appreciated. Marv Schindler Fishermens Community Hospital Foundation MarathonIn the Southernmost City, just a handful will stay as reminders of the pastWhen was the last time you used a pay phone? Do you even remember what they look like? Both questions pop into mind as the city of Key West decides the fate of the few remaining pay phones in the Southernmost City. When BellSouth pulled the plug back in 2003, a company called First American Telecommunications signed a contract with the city to operate some 100 pay phones on city streets. That meant getting permission to occupy choice real estate on sidewalks, where the city already parcels out permits for such things as bicycle racks, newspaper racks, even bus stop shelters (which have mini-billboard advertising signs). When City Manager Bob Vitas reported back to the City Commission about the now-expired pay-phone contract, he recommended keeping only a few locations that generate the most volume of calls. Not surprisingly, of the 100 locations originally permitted, only 22 remain and those are mostly sited along Duval Street and its cross streets, and a few left on North and South Roosevelt boulevards. Well, road construction has pretty much taken out the North Roosevelt locations. And any left on South Roosevelt are few and far between. Given the proliferation of cell phones, its hard to remember when pay phones were once considered an essential lifeline, especially in urban areas with lots of foot traffic. Today, they may serve as a backup when cell service is disrupted like during hurricanes. Indeed, thats the argument First American made in pitching the original 2003 contract, citing the hard-wired phone stations as there in case of natural disaster. Alot has changed in the intervening years, including the number of cell towers and repeaters that make cell service far more reliable than it was before. And during Hurricane Georges in September 1998, it was the cell phone links that provided the only communication with the outside world when AT&Ts phone lines were downed, cutting off major parts of the Keys. Perhaps, in the not too distant future, pay phones will disappear from the sidewalks of Key West. Will they be missed? Not any more than we miss those coin-operated parking meters, which frequently broke down and required a mad scramble for quarters. As much as locals curse the new pay stations, at least they work. And no more scavenger hunts in the console or side pockets of your car looking for loose change.Fish fry sizzledThe Key Largo School fifth-grade Safety Patrol would like to thank all of the businesses and people for generously donating to our annual fish fry that was held Feb. 1. It was a huge success and we are well on our way to paying for our Washington, D.C., trip in May. This event was an approved Monroe County School District fundraiser. Debbie Williams Event chairwoman Key LargoAbolish death penaltyAreview of capital punishment in Florida, as recommended by The Florida Bar, is all well and good, but we know right now that the best approach to the death penalty is to abolish it. No system of justice can avoid mistakes as Floridas 24 capital exonerations show. Speeding up appeals, as recommended by state Rep. Matt Gaetz, would only exacerbate this. Decades of studies have shown that the death penalty is more costly and not a greater deterrent to murder than Floridas only other possible sentence for first-degree murder life in prison without parole. It has also been shown to carry the taint of racial bias. Every decent person feels the tragedy of murder. But instead of the government having the life-or-death power over Floridians, let it spend our tax dollars in ways that will actually reduce homicide, and protect human rights. Steven Wetstein Amnesty International Miami Members of Key Largo Schools fifth-grade Safety Patrol thank Winn-Dixie store director Danny Natelli for the stores help staging the fish fry.Perhaps,in the not too distant future,pay phones will disappear from the sidewalks of Key West.Will they be missed? Computerpolicy soughtThe Monroe County School District plans to come up with some way to get approval from teachers or issue some kind of disclaimer before their classroom computers can be remotely accessed through cameras and microphones. What exactly that is isnt clear or on the immediate horizon.School Board members took up the discussion Tuesday, questioning the efficacy of the system and expressing concern over the Big Brother-esque potential. The issue came up when some teachers approached board member John Dick, asking why ITstaff has remote access to their computers.ITinitially said the department doesnt have such access but then reversed and admitted it does. Superintendent Mark Porter said he has no evidence that anyone actually spied on teachers through the computers but Dick and board member Ed Davidson arent convinced. Having this whole thing there really does bother me, Dick said. There are three components to the SchoolVue software: Tech, tutor and client.Tech is for ITstaff to remotely fix or maintain computers; tutor is for teachers to listen and watch students doing computer-based assignments; and client allows your computer to be monitored.Dick pointed out that the client, not tutor, software is on around 250 teacher computers, essentially removing the functionality from the system and confusing the vendor, with whom he discussed the matter. The question became, Why did we put 250 of the client models on teachers? And the company said, Why would anybody do that?That, to them, was very strange. Davidson pointed to the 2007-08 district finance scandal and the lack of trust that resulted in the then-superintendent and his wife, another high-level administrator, with felony convictions for respectively covering up and stealing more than $400,000 in schools money.Expressing frustration with the discussion, board member Robin Smith-Martin said that even without the software package in question, there are other ways to tap into someone elses computer.This is all speculation but this is whats going to be on the front page of the newspaper ... because you guys are making this stuff up in your own brains, SmithMartin told his colleagues. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSSome seniors could get tax breakAsmall number of Keys seniors could be in for a healthy tax break provided local governments approve localized homestead tax amendments to the state Constitution. Approved statewide by voters in the 2012 election, the amendment would apply only to residents at least age 65 with an annual income less than $27,590 and an assessed property value less than $250,000. The owner must also be a 25-year resident of that property. Aresident of any Keys city who qualifies under those terms would be exempt from paying municipal property taxes if his or her city passes such a law. The same thing for unincorporated Monroe County if the County Commission passes such a law.Its specific to municipalities and counties, meaning the homeowner would still pay taxes for agencies such as the School District, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and South Florida Water Management District. The exemption would be applied toward the assessed valuation of the taxing authority, whether it be county or city, that adopts the ordinance, said Lynn Garcia, Real Estate Department supervisor at the county Property Appraisers Office.You have to yearly apply for it because not only is the value is going to be different, but the income is going to have to be looked at, Garcia said. The Marathon City Council took the first step Tuesday, giving staff the goahead to draft an ordinance that would need approval at two public hearings before enactment. According to preliminary Property Appraisers Office figures from Jan. 15, the amendment could have a $16.45 million impact Keyswide, including $2.5 million in Marathon. That was a quick study, but it appears researching further those numbers will be a lot less, Garcia said. Marathon Finance Director Peter Rosasco told the council on Tuesday that an overall $2.5 million citywide decline in property value would equal $5,500 in lost city tax revenue due to the tax break.Theres some concern if the Legislature keeps doing this it could have an impact on local government budgets, but this was approved and will have a diminutive effect on the citys budget, he said.Upon final approval, the amendment would trump existing homestead exemptions.Citys first in the Keys to want itBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals wont be able to tell you, at least not right away if at all. And if you shop around and find centers that can quote a price, the amounts could vary astronomically, a study found. Routine hip replacement surgery on a healthy patient without insurance may cost as little as $11,000 or up to nearly $126,000. Thats what researchers found after calling hospitals in every state, 122 in all, asking what a healthy 62-yearold woman would have to pay to get an artificial hip. Hospitals were told the made-up patient was the callers grandmother, had no insurance but could afford to pay out of pocket thats why knowing the cost information ahead of time was so important. About 15 percent of hospitals did not provide any price estimate, even after a researcher called back as many as five times. The researchers were able to obtain a complete price estimate including physician fees from close to half the hospitals. But in most cases, that took contacting the hospital and doctor separately. Our calls to hospitals were often greeted by uncertainty and confusion, the researchers wrote. We were frequently transferred between departments, asked to leave messages that were rarely returned, and told that prices could not be estimated without an office visit. Many hospitals are just completely unprepared for cost questions, said Jaime Rosenthal, a Washington University student who coauthored the report. Most hospitals arent intentionally hiding costs, theyre just not used to patients asking. Thats particularly true for patients with health insurance who dont bother to ask because they know insurance will cover it, said co-author Dr. Peter Cram, a researcher at the University of Iowas medical school. But he said thats likely to change as employers increasingly force workers to share more health care costs by paying higher co-payments and deductibles, making patients more motivated to ask about costs. The study was published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. A California study published last year about surgery to remove an appendix found similar cost disparities. Commenting on the study, American Hospital Association spokeswoman Marie Watteau said hospitals have a uniform set of charges. Sharing meaningful information, however, is challenging because hospital care is unique and based on each individual patients needs. She said states and local hospital associations are the best source for pricing data, and that many states already require or encourage hospitals to report pricing information and make that data available to the public. U.S. insurance companies typically negotiate to pay less than the billing price. Insured patientshealth plans determine what they pay, while uninsured patients may end up paying the full amount. The study authors noted that Medicare and other large insurers frequently pay between $10,000 and $25,000 for hip replacement surgery. Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, had hip replacement surgery last summer at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. An old sports injury had worn out his left hip, causing horrendous pain on the job, where hes on his feet all day filling orders. Toohey, 54, said his health insurance covered most of the costs, and it didnt occur to him to ask about price beforehand. He was back at work two weeks later and is pain free. Thats what matters most to him. I never really looked or paid attention to the cost, he said. He paid about $7,900, but wasnt sure what the total bill amounted to. The average charge for hip replacement surgery at Loyola is about $42,000, before the negotiated insurance rates. The most expensive items on a typical hip replacement bill include about $11,000 for the hip implant, said Richard Kudia, Loyolas vice president of patient financial services Kudia said some patients do ask in advance about costs of surgery and other medical procedures, and those questions require a little bit of research to come up with an average estimate. Costs vary from center to center because there is no standard pricing among hospitals across the country. Each hospital develops its own pricing depending on its market, he said. An editorial accompanying the hip replacement study said there is no justification for the huge cost variation the researchers found. Afew online sites provide price comparisons for common medical procedures, but the editorial said that kind of information is of almost no value without information on hospital quality. Aproposed federal measure that would have required states to force hospitals to make their charges public failed to advance in Congress last year but could be revived this year, the editorial says. It is time we stopped forcing people to buy health care services blindfolded, the editorial said. Saturday,February 16,2013 9A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 79 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period February 3 February 9, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key 147 Lobstertail Rd.$309,000$285,000565KW R.E. Sales & Rentals/Kathleen HancockColdwell Banker Schmitt/Kelly Kline 157 Industrial Rd.$250,000$200,000170American Caribbean R.E./Paul LabossiereAmerican Caribbean R.E./Paul LabossiereGeiger Key 1427 Boca Chica Rd.$649,000$618,00088Preferred Properties Cri/Dina NielsenColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane CorlissKey Colony Beach 280 Sadowski Cswy.$599,000$575,00020RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Jo Ann CookRE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Jo Ann CookKey Largo 36 Janet Pl.$90,000$77,000540Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Alina DavisColdwell Banker Schmitt/Alina Davis 3 Oleander Ave.$399,000$360,000451Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenOutside of MLS 26 Andros Rd.$349,500$349,000229K eys Country Realty & Dev./Jeanette SilvestriCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Linda Perloff 500 Burton Dr.$209,000$206,000132Marr Properties/Tom RodriguezShoreline Properties/Faye Saenger 9805 Dockside Dr. (1)$319,000$318,50074Marr Properties/Stephanie ClarkOutside of MLSKey West 708 Duval St.$14,500$14,500329Location 3 R.E. of KW/J. Unke, D. BattyLocation 3 R.E. of KW/Joyce Unke 1403 Tropical St.$1,049,000$1,035,000238Schwartz Property Sales/Jimmy LaneMarquis Properties Rlty./Rudy Molinet 59 Sunset Key$2,395,000$2,225,000189Engel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/Robert CardenasEngel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/Robert Cardenas 904 Frances St.$795,000$780,000175Prudential Knight & Gardner/Karen LaneBanyan Resort Rlty./Amy L. Lynch 1614 South St.$575,000$555,000121Marquis Properties Rlty./Rudy MolinetKW Royal Palms Rlty./Scott Forman 3255 Flagler Ave.$149,000$140,000106Key West Properties/Mike SullivanKey West Properties/Mike Sullivan 2601 Roosevelt Blvd.$334,750$322,00060Truman & Co./Suzanne MooreC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoLittle Torch Key 28584 Tortuga Rd.$464,500$425,00085KeyIsle Realty/L. Sanders, S.SanLorenzoAction Keys Rlty. Fl. Keys/Christine RudyLower Matecumbe Key 115 Plaza Del Lago$429,000$365,000157Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Keith AllenCentury 21 Schwartz/Keith AllenMarathon 6407 Oceanview Ave.$299,000$250,000472Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Marcy ReedColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Marcy Reed 723 105th St., ocean$220,000$220,000213RE/MAX Keys Prop./Kym PappCoco Plum R.E./Kelly Willey 11600 1st Ave.$475,000$425,000136Hawks Cay Resort Sale s/M. Crowley, L. CordovaHa wks Cay Resort Sales/Lissete Cordova 300 62nd St.$330,000$330,000125American Caribbean R.E./Paul LabossiereAmerican Caribbean R.E./Paul Labossiere 5701 Overseas Hwy.$349,000$315,00085Exit Realty Fl. Keys/B. Daniels, T. HintzeColdwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto 1149 Camino Del Vientos (*) $50,000$48,00027Coco Plum R.E./Kelly WilleyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Pam Nada-CaleyOutside MLS 25900 197th Ave.$397,000$377,000113Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingOutside of MLSPlantation Key 239 Ojibway Ave.$949,000$805,000179Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Marilyn BastronCentury 21 Schwartz/Marilyn Bastron Pearl Ave. (*)$19,900$29,50034Coldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. KellerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Jan KellerSaddlebunch Key 77 Bay Dr.$499,000$420,0001578Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Linda MerkeyKW Royal Palms Rlty./Rob SeverinStock Island 5960 Peninsular Ave.$459,000$500,000194Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick LivelyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Brian SchmittSummerland Key 321 Avenue D$725,000$700,000705Coldwell Banker Schmitt/DaveWileyColdwell Banker Schmitt/DaveWiley (*) Vacant lot (1) w/boat slip The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has planned an informational seminar in Key West for employers that need to begin planning how to manage the effects of the Affordable Care Act.The panel discussion will be centered on what employers need know about the Affordable Care Act and what strategies and tactics restaurateurs and hoteliers can utilize to abide by it while remaining successful.The session is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Pier House Resort, 1 Duval St., Key West. Expected panelists are:Randy Spicer, health program and alliance consultant with the National Restaurant Association.Kimberlee Vandervoorn, director of strategic growth initiatives with the UnitedHealth Group.Jorge Rivero, president of HR Management Consultants.Mario Roiz, president of HR Benefits.Sherril Colombo; a partner in the Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLPlaw firm.There is no cost to attend but register by calling (888) 372-9119, Ext. 226.Discussion will primarily benefit employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees but smaller employers are encouraged to attend and bring questions. THE WORKPLACESeminar to address new health lawFree session is Feb.27 at Pier HouseNeed surgery? Good luck getting costReport says difficulty is enormousBy LINDSEY TANNERAssociated PressHEALTH INSURANCE BANK DONATIONHabitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Keysannual fundraising breakfast included a contingent from First State Bank of the Florida Keys that brought a $1,000 donation.At the presentation are (from left) First State Vice President Maria Garcia and Assistant Vice President Kerry Hadas,residential sales manager Brian Kelly,Habitats Mark Ross,First State Chief Financial Officer David Kolhagen,Senior Vice President Kurt Lewin and Assistant Vice President Karen Mendez.BUSINESS BRIEFSJackson hires on at First StateJohn Jackson has joined First State Bank of the Florida Keys as a commercial lender.Jackson holds a masters degree in real estate and a bachelors in finance from the University of Central Florida and brings eight years of banking and real estate experience to his new positionAnative Floridian, Jackson was born in Clearwater Beach and moved to Key West from Orlando.Tuesday job fair for abuse shelter The Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, Monroe Countys state-certified domestic violence and sexual assault center, has employment opportunities throughout the Keys and has scheduled a job fair for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office hangar at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.The following opportunities are available: Program manager, maintenance/van driver, Lower Keys shelter coordinator, two full-time victim advocates in the Middle Keys, and one full-time victim advocate and Lower Keys outreach victim Advocate. For more information, call the shelter at 743-5452
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 16,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 10B Sanchez exhibit The Key West Art & Historical Society is unveiling the largest-ever exhibit of Mario Sanchez works. Story, 7B Stookey in Marathon Noel Paul Stookey brings his message of diversity to the Middle Keys.Story, 9B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment To our valued customers,You are cordially invited to attend our yearly trunk show, featuring Cazel and Caviars mens and womens frames. February 21, 2013 from 1 pm to 6 pm We will be giving a 20% to 50% discount on all frames and lenses. ONE DAY ONLY!! There will be door prizes and refreshments. Please feel free to stop in and bring anyone who will benefit from the Sale of the Year.Also introducingNicole CremataBoard Certified Optometric Physician 2357 Overseas Hwy.Marathon,FL(305) 743-8316 Ransom crushes Conchs to end hoops seasonAtrying season for the Key West High School boys basketball team ended Thursday night with the Conchsworse loss in five years a 90-49 crushing by Ransom Everglades in a Region 4-4A quarterfinal game at Ransoms gym in Miami.The 41-point defeat, however, didnt come close to the 98-38 loss inflicted on the 2007-08 Conchs by West Lake Prep.Guard Sam Singer, who has committed to the University of California, led Ransom, which improved to 26-2, with 30 points. Julian Marx scored 20, Khambrel Roach scored 18 and Trey Mourning, the 6-foot-9 son of Alonzo Mourning, scored six and had five blocked shots.For the Conchs, senior Elliott Valdez ended his career with 24 points. Junior Daniel Thompson, the teams top scorer this season, had 13, while Luis Acosta added seven, Tony German had three and Miguel Rivera scored two.Elliott had a great game, said coach Anton Lopez. He shot well from the outside and was very aggressive. The Conchs were down, 40-27, at the half, but Ransom soon turned the game into a rout. We played hard, but we made mistakes in the third quarter, Lopez said. The third quarter was a problem for us all season. Key West finished 10-10 in Lopezs second season after going 16-1 last year and nearly making it to theRaiders cruise in second half to 90-49 winBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BOYS BASKETBALLConchs rally past CanesKey West opened and closed with big rallies to dispatch Coral Shores High, 13-1, in Tuesdays regularseason baseball opener for both Monroe County teams. Its good to have some success and be 1-0, Conch head coach Miguel Menendez said. We need to get better defensively but our effort was good. These guys want to get better. Key West junior Darren Miller was about the only pitcher ready to go for the Conchs but he responded with a two-hitter against the Hurricane lineup through the six-inning game at Founders Park in Islamorada. Darren was throwing strikes and got the job done, Menendez said. The Conchs belted three hits in the first inning, which, combined with three Coral Shores errors, to give Key West a quick 6-0 lead. Key West held a 7-1 lead into the sixth inning when the Conchs assembled a second six-run rally to finish the game. We got down early and had play catch-up, said Cane head coach Pat Meyers. Were still seeing what we have and trying to get some guys healthy for conference play.The young Canes fielded an opening lineup with two freshmen outfielders and three sophomore infielders. Just two senior starters, outfielderKey Wests Miller tosses a two-hitterPREP BASEBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOWKey West pitcher Darren Miller fires a strike in winning the Conchsregular season debut Tuesday over local and district rival Coral Shores,13-1.Miller,a junior,tossed a two-hitter. Key West outfielder Steve Wells accepts congratulations after his sixth-inning double against Coral Shores.Wells went 2-for-3 and scored three runs in the 13-1 Conch win.See Baseball,3BSee Hoops,3BCanes lacrosse opens WednesdayToughening up a boys lacrosse schedule that opens Wednesday should help Coral Shores High in the April postseason, says head coach Barney Rich. The Hurricanes take on Gulliver Prep at 7 p.m. at their home George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in a battle of district powers from last spring.This is year about playing hard and going a thousand miles an hour, Rich said Thursday. Weve got about 12 experienced guys back but its a pretty young roster.In 2012, the Canes rang up a 12-3 record, best ever for Coral Shores boys lacrosse. They finished the regular season as District 30 leaders before falling in the district tournaments title game.Returning starters include senior midfielders Jimmy Rhyne and Kodi Roberts, one of South Floridas best faceoff men. Veterans Cameron Lankford, Eddie Dunn and Bryce Lankford will lead the attack up front. Momo Schlaudecker returns as goalkeeper, and Ryan Vasquez and Dylan Naughton bring varsity experience to the field. In addition to regular South Florida foes, the Hurricanes in April host Bishop Timon-St. Jude of Buffalo, N.Y., that states defending Catholic Athletic Association champion; and North Floridas Ponte Vedra High School, a state Final Four semifinalist last spring. If we want to get better,The season starts against tough teamsCORAL SHORES BOYS LACROSSEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgDolphins drop season openerDefensive mishaps were in large part responsible for Marathon High Schools season-opening baseball loss to Ransom Everglades School Tuesday, 8-1. Playing on the Dolphins field, No. 1 starter Kyle Pierce did his part against the Raiders, allowing six hits and one walk over seven innings. He also struck out one batter. But coach Luis Leal said the Dolphins made seven errors that led to most of Ransoms runs. The Raiders scored two unearned runs in the third inning and four more in the sixth after two Dolphin errors. Marathon also struggled offensively, with just two infield singles heading into the last inning. Cooper Chaplin (1-for-1) singled home the teams lone run in the bottom of the seventh. Pierce, Jesse DeLuca and Kevin McKeon were each 1for-3 at the plate. In addition to being the home opener, Tuesdays game was the first in a 10-Team travels to mainland today for twoBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALLDoral thumps Lady DolphinsArun to the state Class1AFinal Four girls soccer playoffs is never a bad thing except when it leaves many of your teams players little time to prepare for the almost immediate start of softball season. Such was the case for Marathon High School this year, which led to hurried tryouts and little practice time before regular-season games. Coach Andrea Murphy said that showed during a 10-1 loss to Doral Academy Wednesday in Miami. We had a really rough game. Our lack of practice time really showed against a quality opponent, she said. The first inning killed us [with] four errors resulting in six unearned runs. We made 11 errors total and all 10 of their runs were unearned.No. 1 starter Jordan Roney pitched well in a completegame effort for the Dolphins. She allowed five hits, one walk and struck out four.Doral was up big after the first inning, and three more runs in the second and third innings saw the Dolphins trailing 9-0 early. Murphy said the Dolphins struggled to get going offensively against aThe 1-1 squad takes in two this weekendBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOFTBALLSee Softball,2BSee Lacrosse,2BSee Dolphins,3B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,February 16,2013 BIGYARDSALE!To Benefit S.H.A.R.K.(Marathon Animal Shelter)Saturday,March 2ND9-4 Outta The Blue Marina 63 Coco Plum Drive50/50 Raffle & Silent AuctionINCLUDING a Bottom Painting for up to a 21 Boat or credit towards a bigger boat.VALUED at $750!!!$5 Cooler of CheerAny Donations Accepted & Appreciated! VENDORS/ARTISTS WELCOME TO SET UP BOOTHS FREE!FREE Hot Dogs,Chili Dogs and SodaContact Pat & Stacy at 305-289-0285 or email email@example.com for more information or to volunteer!5THAnnual we need to position ourselves against top talent, Rich said. This is a chance to expose our guys to a different level of play. On March 2, the Canes head north to play University High School at the Miami DolphinsSun Life Stadium. Ahost of former Coral Shores lacrosse players volunteer their time as assistant coaches this spring, including Mat Hall, Bart Jarnigan, Keith Engelmeyer and Jordan Red Edinger. Coral Shoresgirls and boys play a home doubleheader Feb. 22 against Coral Reef, with the girls at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. The Cane JVboys play at 5 p.m. Wednesday against the Gulliver JV.Tough slate to start yearFrom Lacrosse,1B quality pitcher. The girls scored their lone run in the top of the sixth inning. Our bats were slow and it took us awhile to adjust to a good pitcher, but towards the end of the game we started to swing better. We will chalk this up as a learning experience, focus on our fundamentals, and come back a better team, she said. Roney and Taylor Konrath were each 1-for-2 at the plate, while Savannah Rodamer was 1-for-3.The Dolphins (1-1) are scheduled to play a doubleheader today on the mainland. Theyre slated to face Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers at 11 a.m. and Immokalee High at 7 p.m.Focus is on fundamentalsFrom Softball,1B Lady Conchs win openerSenior Lauren Schoneck tripled with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning to spark the Key West High softball team to a comefrom-behind 5-2 victory over Mater Academy on Wednesday afternoon at Bucky Dent Park in Hialeah. It was the regular-season opener for the Conchs.Key West trailed, 2-1, entering the seventh. Schonecks blow came after two walks and a sacrifice bunt. Devin Osterhoudt then drove in Schoneck with a sacrifice fly.Desirae Laguna went all the way on the mound for the Conchs, allowing two hits and striking out six. She pitched a great game using a fastball, a drop and a slider, said assistant coach Bubba Osterhoudt.Mater held a 1-0 lead until the fourth when an RBI single by Schoneck tied the game. The Lions scored again in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead.In addition to Schonecks two hits, catcher Brooke Marsden had two, including a double, and Raquel Schoneck, Brooke Wood, Laguna and Lindsey Free each had one.The Conchs will open District 16-4Aplay this afternoon against St. Brendan in Miami. They will play at South Dade next Friday and Saturday before playing their delayed home opener Feb. 27 against Marathon.Schoneck leads comeback win over MaterBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOFTBALLLADY CANES SCORE Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWColleen Welsh (19) of Coral Shores High zeroes on the Coral Reef goal to score in Wednesdays preseason lacrosse scrimmage in Tavernier.The Canes topped Coral Reef,then gave reserves extended playing time in a loss to Killian.The Hurricane season opens at 4:30 p.m.Thursday at home against Palmetto.A 5 p.m.Friday game against Coral Reef also will be played at Coral Shores. GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Shell tourney enters 15th yearAMarathon mainstay and localsfavorite, the Leon Shell Memorial Sailfish Tournament returns for its 15th year with a cash purse of up to $25,000. The competition is scheduled March 1 to 3 in Key Colony Beach. The late Capt. Leon Shell, whom the event honors, was best known as the inventor of the artificial Leon Lure. The winning boat team with the largest number of sailfish releases is to receive a grand prize of $20,000 cash. First and second runner-up teams also take home cash prizes.Trophies and cash prizes also await the top individual sailfish anglers and contestants who catch the biggest wahoo, dolphin, kingfish and tuna.The tournament kicks off with a 7 p.m. captains meeting March 1, at the fuel dock of the Key Colony Beach Marina on Sadowski Causeway near mile marker 53.5 oceanside. Fishing runs from lines-in at 8 a.m. to lines-out at 3:30 p.m. March 2, with a weighin until 6 p.m. Fishing March 3 runs from lines-in at 7 a.m. to lines-out at 2:30 p.m. Weigh-in goes until 5 p.m., with an awards banquet to follow at Sparkys Landing. Entry fees for the boat tournament are $500 for the first angler and boat captain, and $150 for each additional angler. Each boat is allowed unlimited anglers, but only four lines can be fished at a time. Registrations can be received no later than 4 p.m. on March 1. Proceeds benefit the Visiting Nurse Association /Hospice of the Florida Keys, which provide home health and hospice services. Since the events inception, more than $165,000 has been donated to Hospice/VNA. For more, go to www .LeonShellTournament .com .$20,000 goes to boat with most sailfishMARATHON FISHING
Fishing contest helps baseballAnglers can step up to the plate for the Coral Shores High School baseball program in a Feb. 23 benefit fishing tournament. The fourth annual Hurricane Baseball Backcountry Slam awards points for released redfish, snook and sea trout. Prize categories after the one fishing day include overall, womens and youth awards. Registration fee is $150 per boat, which covers up to three anglers.Primary sponsor Snooks Bayside in Key Largo hosts the Feb. 22 kickoff and rules meeting, and the fish-fry awards dinner Feb. 23. Asilent auction also will be held.Proceeds help cover expenses for the Hurricane varsity and JVteams. For registration, contact head coach Patrick Meyers by email at patrick.meyers@ keysschools.com or call (786) 877-4265. regional finals. Though three starters from that team graduated, the other two Anthony Rice and JeQuan Lopez (Anton Lopezs son) were expected back. And with the return of Valdez and the addition of Thompson and another newcomer, guard LanreScott, hopes were high last summer.But everything changed in September when Rice and JeQuan Lopez were charged with stealing electronics from school band members. Both sat out with suspensions until schools superintendent Mark Porter reinstated them in January. The 6-foot-5 Rice, a junior, immediately led the Conchs to four consecutive victories before he was suspended again for violating court stipulations.Lopez, a senior who was arrested in a domestic altercation shortly after his reinstatement, never played again.The Conchs were even more short-handed in the postseason when Scott, who had high-scoring games, was not available. Anton Lopez seemed relieved Friday morning that everything had finally come to an end. Im happy we made it this far, he said.Conchs finish the season 10-10From Hoops,1B Saturday,February 16,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com SOLD! B B r r e e e e e e e e e e z z e e Meeting Notice Monroe County Land AuthorityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on February 27, 2013 beginning at 9:00 AM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180.ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 2-16-13 NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY FLORIDAKEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. BOARD ROOM 91630 Overseas Highway Tavernier, Florida 33070 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2013 10:00 a.m.The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues), to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. The agenda and backup for the workshop can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org. Published Keynoter 2-16-13 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER?Regan Insurance has a position available for Experienced, Licensed 220 Commercial Account Manager for Service and Marketing Bond Knowledge helpful. Some Things are Just A Little too Important to Entrust to Just Anyone www.reganinsuranceinc.com Competitive Compensation, Health Insurance, Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays, Educational Benets. Email resume to: email@example.com ReganInsurance Agency Insurance & Financial Service Specialists`Since 1958~ Kalen Carter and catcher Jonathan Mitjans, return.Key West leadoff hitter Steve Wells, a junior centerfielder, slapped a double and single for the Conchs, and scored three runs. Steve kind of struggled last year so its good to see him get off to a strong start, Menendez said.Conch outfielders Chris Garcia and Marcus Brissom each had hits, along with designated hitter Hugo Valdes and third baseman Gus Galo. Miller reached base in all four at-bats and scored twice. Coral Shores coaches rotated six pitchers on the mound. Carter had the strongest outing. Kalen was throwing hard, and Cody Richards did a good job defensively at second, Meyers said. Coral Shores opened the season with freshmen Dalton Falcucci and Kyle Gates flanking Carter in the outfield. The infield comprised sophomores Daryl Chou at third, Ian Thomson at shortstop and Richards at second. Junior Sal Barrios manned first.Coral Shoresoffense was limited. Mitjans doubled in the first and senior designated hitter Graham Miller singled in the second inning to advance Thomson, who came around to score the years first run after reaching on an error.Both sides committed about five fielding errors. Weve got enough to harp on in practice, Menendez said.Coral Shores traveled to Miami Country Day for Fridays South Florida Baseball Conference game, while Key West played its home opener against Champagnat. Results were pending at press time.The Canes play a 6 p.m. Thursday game at home against Ransom Everglades, a conference foe. The conference is our main focus this year, Meyers said.For both teams, errors aboundFrom Baseball,1B game South Florida Baseball Conference schedule. Marathon made it to the championship game last year in its inaugural season in the conference. The conference is made up of six similarly sized South Florida high schools, including Keys rival Coral Shores. Marathon (0-1) is scheduled to play a doubleheader today against a pair of mainland teams. Theyre slated to visit Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers at 11 a.m. and Immokalee High at 7 p.m.Twin bill on deck todayFrom Dolphins,1B BOCCE CHAMPS When the fourth annual Key Colony Beach Bocce Tournament was complete on Feb.9,four people were named the champions:Ray Andro,Ron Costa,Pat Clemons and Arnold Fischer.Forty-eight players were split into 12 teams that faced off at 9 a.m.at the citys main park,and the winning teams trophy is now on display at City Hall.Bocce has become popular in Key Colony and games take place each Monday and Thursday at 3:45 p.m. Sombrero run enters 7th yearAttracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and fun, more than 700 runners and walkers from across the globe are expected to join the seventh annual Sombrero Beach Run, set for March 2. Runners from 20 U.S. states as well as participants from Canada and Europe already have registered for the event. Proceeds benefit Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, a Marathon-based nonprofit organization that provides food and emergency services to Keys families in need. The weekend workout begins March 1 with a registration kickoff party 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker 50. Food, drinks and entertainment are to be available. Walkers and runners also can register on site at 7 a.m. March 2. The 15K combined challenge and 10K run start at 8 a.m. Individual 5K runners and walkers are to begin at 9:15 a.m. The event will include a full slate of events, including a March 3 bike ride from the Seven Mile Bridge to Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys.Registration for the 15K is $35 per person in advance or $40 on race day. Students 18 and under and U.S. military personnel can enter for $15. For 10K and 5K participants, pre-registration is $25 and race-day cost is $30. Students 18 and under can enter for $10.Cash awards await the overall male and female winners of the 15K, 10K, 5K run and 5K walk. An awards ceremony on the beach follows the race with food, drinks and music.For more specifics, go to www.sombrerobeach run.com .Big event is scheduled for March 2MARATHON RUNNINGRunners hit the street in a previous Sombrero Beach Run. SPORTS BRIEFS KEYSNET.COM
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,February 16,2013 View pottery, paintings, glass, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more made by Fine Artists and Craftsmen from across the country. Ticket price includes free ferry trip on your next visit to Pigeon Key Island. Saturday,March 2,2013 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.Tickets are $25.00per person Free admission to Art Events Three unique showplaces for garden enthusiasts,house hunters and art lovers...Bali-inspired estate with tropical rainforestOpen Tuscan-influenced styleGrand 4.5 acre ocean estate (The Bait Shack)Purchase tickets at: The Marathon Garden Club Key Bana Marathon Chamber5270 Overseas Hwy M.M.50 Bayside Marathon,Floridaor call(305) 743-4971 Preview P arty Friday,March 1,2013 5 pm to 8 pmShowings Saturday 9 am to 4 pm Sunday 11 am to 3 pmLocal Artists Judith Conner Julie Joyce M.Ann Lynch Melody Kelly Betty Rondeau ART SHOWINFORMATION Pigeon Key Art Festival scheduled Feb.23-24Last year, inclement weather, winds and rain drove the Pigeon Key Art Festival inside at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport. This year, the ample parking and other amenities at the airport (like bathrooms) convinced festival organizers to keep that venue for the 19th annual art extravaganza. Until vehicular access was shut down for Pigeon Key, this annual winter season show was held on the tiny island that connects Marathon with the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Both share the communitys early history as a railroad boomtown. Pigeon Key housed Henry Flaglers Overseas Railway construction workers along with barges that were anchored off the island and contained cement and other construction materials. Several buildings from that era have been restored and are open for tours. Access these days is by ferry only so the art show has moved, first to the Community Park, and now to the Florida Keys Marathon Airport.This years art fest, Feb. 23-24, will include artists from around the country, featuring works in glass, sculpture, photography, painting, jewelry and other media.Artists will demonstrate their skills during the show, which gives patrons a glimpse of techniques the artists use to make their original creations. In addition to food and beverage vendors, the festival will have live music, including performances by The Doerfels, Misery Loves Company, Brian Roberts and Rob DiStasi, Dave Feder, John Bartus, GearlJam and The Moondogs.This year, sponsors also plan an activities area for children and the Wyland Foundation returns to paint an official festival canvas, with kids contributing their own creative designs. On Sunday, Feb. 24, an art raffle will be held. Tickets will be sold through 1 p.m. for chances to winArtists, food music on tap at airportARTFirst-place winner from 2008 shares a big grin with his colorful and unusual sculptured watermelon that caught the judgeseye.LAttitudes Staff Colorful clown fish were popular at a previous Pigeon Key Art Festival,shortly after the Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemodid big box office. See Art,5BMorada Way Arts group expands roleArtist Pat Anderson has a proposition: Recycle and you can convert trash into art.The Islamorada instructor will offer a course in acrylic and watercolor painting techniques with a twist, starting Feb. 22, at Morada Way U.The non-profit arts and cultural group in Islamorada is celebrating their second year by creating a series of workshops and classes under the umbrella name U, short for university.The campus is actually outdoors behind a gallery in the district, which lies at mile marker 81.5, oceanside on the Old Highway and along Morada Way (previously known as Industrial Way). Plans call for cooking demonstrations and other activities at an outdoor kitchen, with contributing chefs participating in the Morada Way U this spring.Workshops include hands-on classes with artists,chefsISLAMORADA Pat Anderson will offer painting workshops Feb.22,Mar.22.Operas unique voices coming to the KeysPita has a voice tha brings an audience to its feet.Washington PostJorge Antonio Pita will be joined by tenors Lievens J. Castillo and Francesco Valpa in an Evening of Opera Highlights, Feb. 25-26.Sopranos Ying Fang and Amy Shoremount-Obra share the bill with the male artists for an evening described by Florida Keys Concerts organizers as the most exciting arias and duets ever written for the operatic stage.Soprano Fang performed the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Julliard Opera. Shoremount-Obra, described as one of Americas up-and-coming Lyric Sopranos, first garnered attention for her fiery portrayal as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflte, which she performed with New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Valpa performed the role of Rodolfo in Puccinis La Boheme with the Miami Lyric Opera. Sergio Puig on piano willConcerts feature operatic tenors, Lyric sopranosMUSICLAttitudes Staff Soprano Ying Fang performed in Don Giovanniat the Julliard Opera.See Morada,6BSee Opera,5B
Saturday,February 16,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Oscar Nominated Short F ilms of 2013. Run Times: L ive-Action 115 min.; A nimated 88 min., and D ocumentary 206 min. N ow playing at the Tropic Cinema, Key West. Its only in the last few years that the Oscar Nominated Short Films have been widely released to theaters nationwide. Thats especially good news for viewers this year. The 2013 nominees are excellent; touching, inventive, thought-provoking and humorous are just a few adjectives that describe these delightful shorts. The (mostly) independent films are divided into three categories: live-action, animated and documentary. In the live-action category, two of the strongest are Death of AShadow and Henry. The former features a dead World War I soldier, who is given a second chance at life by capturing the shadows of men at their moments of death. Filled with fascinating and mysterious machinery, this surreal film shows that the indomitable human spirit may even be capable of overcoming death itself. Henry gives viewers a poignant look at the insidious way Alzheimers can erode a lifetime of memories, leaving only an empty shell where a person used to be. The devastating consequence on family members is shown to great effect.The youthful energy and vitality of young boys is featured in two other live-action nominees. Buzkashi Boys takes viewers to Afghanistan and shows that, no matter what country or circumstance they happen to live in, boys will be boys. And, when reality rears its ugly head, childhood dreams may or may not come true. Asad, filmed at a Kenyan refugee camp with a Somali refugee cast, depicts the poverty and despair of the third world through the eyes of a young Somali boy. Life forces him to grow up fast and he must choose between two paths, one honorable but hazardous, the other more profitable but even more dangerous.Curfew is a perceptive look at the profound effect people can have on each other. Aphone call for help brings a suicidal New Yorker back from the brink of death and gives his life new purpose. The film features a gifted young actress named Fatima Ptacek, who appears to have a bright future in Hollywood.The five documentary shorts touch on poverty, homelessness, cancer and heart disease, but arent as depressing as that sounds. Inocente tells the story of a 15-year-old artist who is an illegal immigrant living in San Diego. Or rather, she tells her own story, right into the camera. Mondays in Racine is a heart-wrenching but also heart-warming story of two sisters who own a hair salon and offer free services to women fighting breast cancer. Open Heart is another touching tale of dedicated surgeons who perform life-saving surgeries on eight sick Rwandan children. Redemption, filmed in New York, shows the strength and character of people living on the fringe on society. These hardy people make no excuses and arent filled with self-pity as they scratch out a living collecting bottles and cans from the city streets. And Kings Point shows that having money and a comfortable lifestyle still may not be enough to make a happy life. Seniors who moved to a retirement resort in the 1970s find that Florida is not all sunshine and happy endings. Its a melancholy film that may have some viewers rethinking their retirement plans.The animated shorts are a smorgasbord of black-andwhite, stop-motion and traditional color animation. Head Over Heels is a clever stop-motion look at a long-married couple who have become so detached from each other that they literally occupy different spaces in the same house. In Paperman, a young office worker tries to catch the attention of a woman by tossing paper airplanes out of his high-rise office building. The artwork is eyecatching in this cute boymeets-girl tale.Adam and Dog tells a story of the first meeting between man and dog in the Garden of Eden. The animation is gorgeous and even after they bundle up to leave the lush Garden of Eden, mans best friend tags right along. The Longest Daycare features Maggie Simpson (yes, that Maggie Simpson) trying to save a butterfly from a mean kid at her day care center. Its not the best of the nominees but Maggie does save the day with some inspired thinking. Fresh Guacamole is a terrific animated short that slices, dices and morphs various everyday objects into completely different forms. Its easy to miss some of the inventive transformations, so viewers should pay close attention.Most of this years Oscar Nominated Shorts are well made and genuinely entertaining. In fact, many of these short films are a much better investment of the viewers time than some of the twohour, star-studded bombs of the past few months. If you havent seen these shorts, theres still time to catch them before the Academy Awards on February 24. I highly recommend the films in all three categories and the Tropic Cinema deserves a round of applause for bringing them to the Keys.accompany the singers with a mix from opera as well as fan favorites from the Neapolitan songbook, a specialty of Castillo. The Feb. 25 concert will be held at San Pablo Catholic Church, 550 122nd St., ocean, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 at the door; $35 for preferred seating up front. The Feb. 26 concert will be held at Island Community Church, mile marker 83.3 bayside, Islamorada. Same starting time, 7:30 and ticket price: $25 at the door. For advance tickets or more information, call 2891110 or (216) 408-6546 for the Marathon concert; 4510665 ort 240-0061 for the Islamorada concert. Or, visit: www.florida keysconcerts.com .Tickets cost $25 at doorFrom Opera,4B Garden Club of the Upper Keys presentsGARDEN WALK 2013FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 10am 4 pm Tickets $25 DonationFor ticket outlets and additional information, seewww.gardenclubupperkeys.org ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARYGarden Tea PartyArt, Music, Plant Sale and Unique VendorsPathways to Paradise TOUR FIVE DISTINCTIVE PRIVATE GARDENSIncluding a Native Plant Educational Tour at Sunset Bay Private GardenVIEW AND VOTE ATThe Art Guild of the Purple IslesBirds in NatureArt Showand the Joe Cella Memorial Awardat the FRANCIS TRACY GARDEN CENTER MM 94 Key Largo D i v i n g t h e L u s i t a n i a : h i s t o r y c o n t r o v e r s y & d i v i n g t h e w r e c k Shadow Diver and Deep Sea Detectives co-host, John Chatterton was part of the 1994 technical diving expedition to the RMS Lusitania. The British led expedition was the first to dive the wreck using SCUBA technology and Trieleven miles off the south coast of Ireland. Mr. Chatterton will discuss the tragic sinking of the Lusitania, and place the event in its controversial historical context. He will also talk about his experiences on the wreck, as well as the role divers have played in the legend that is, Lusitania. Around the World in 60 MinutesConductor: Robert Sax 16 2012-2013 PERFORMING SEASON Founders ParkBayside MM 87 Islamorada New Band Members Welcome 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 LIBBY YORKAccompanied by John SimonTO PARIS WITH LOVEFriday, February 22 at 8pmThe Studios of Key WestA Valentine from an American in Paris to the city of love. Featuring selections from George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" such as "Embraceable You" and "Our Love Is Here To Stay" Tickets:$20inadvance,$25dayofshow Reservedtablesfor4or5:$100 Atkeystix.com/295-7676 OrTSKW/600WhiteStreet/296-0458 GenerouslySponsoredbyPierHouseResort WineGalleyPianoBar SeriesSponsoredbyTheGalleryonGreenetskwcabaret series one of more than 100 pieces of artwork. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $8 per person for adults, $4 for students and free for children under 12. Parking is free at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Festival patrons can retain their ticket stubs and redeem them for a free ferry trip to Pigeon Key within one year of their show admission. Proceeds from the event benefit the Pigeon Key Foundation. Featured artist Michelle Nicole Lowe will paint a commemorative art piece for the foundation, which will be available for sale at the show. For more information, visit: www.pigeonkey.net or call 305-509-2559.Admission costs $8 per personFrom Art,4B Photo by Allan ReiderAmy Shoremount-Obra, who has performed for the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera,will appear in Marathon and Islamorada Feb.25-26.Inventive, touching, humorousShort film category has some winnersFILM Craig Wanous KeysFilm When you were younger,you made friends,friends,friends.When you came to Florida ... and you moved someplace else,you made acquaintances ...not friends friends.Theyre just not here anymore.At this stage,youre not making friends.Mollie,in Kings Point Adam and Dogtells the tale of mans first meeting with his canine companion in the Garden of Eden.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,February 16,2013 The list of participating instructors for now includes: Michael Ledweth, executive chef and owner of Michaels restaurant; Matthew Slattery, executive chef at Green Turtle Inn and Kaiyo Grill; Pasta Pantaleo, artist and fishing guide inducted into the Oceanic Artist Society and winner of the Rolex/IGFA Inshore Artist of the Year (2006); Suezee Yohe, member of the Black Mountain Guild in Asheville, N.C.; potter David Meyers; Dick Hagood, co-owner of Gallery Morada and his son, Brad; photographer Pete Bacheler; author and historian Brad Bertelli; freelance writer and author Jill Zima-Borski; plein art artist Priscilla Coote; potter Samantha Decker-Hoppen; artist Pamela Gode, a member of the Purple Isle Art Guild; artist Pat Anderson, and author Cathy Rakov. The winter programs run from Feb. 6 through April 13. Andersons two Friday workshops will be held from 1-5 p.m., Feb. 22 and Mar. 22. Students will learn techniques about painting clouds, flowers, leaves, seashells, fish and water. And, Anderson promises a heavy emphasis on recyling materials, suggesting students bring egg cartons, frozen food white trays and even power drink bottles which will be used in recycled designs. Cost $135 per session. Other workshops will be offered in photography, pottery, pastel painting, woodworking, writing and more. Morada Way U provides a wide range of educational opportunities in the visual arts for children, teens and adults, according to the groups mission statement posted on its website: www .MoradaWayArts.org Islamorada businesses, residents and visitors have been the driving force behind the success of the Morada Way Art District said Executive Director Dick Hagood, and with their continued support Morada Way U will follow the footsteps of the Third Thursday Art Walkabouts and the annual Islamorada Fine Art Expo. For more information, call 664-9100.Winter classes run through Apr. 13From Morada,4BRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Escape from Planet Earth (PG):5:00 and 9:30 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth 3D (PG):1:15 and 7:20 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13):1:00,4:00,7:00 and 9:45 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R):2:00,4:30,7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Safe Haven (PG-13):1:30,4:45,7:30 and 10:05 p.m. Identity Thief (R):1:45,4:15,7:10 and 9:40 p.m. Warm Bodies (PG-13):7:40 and 10:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Zero Dark Thirty (R):2:00,6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Silver Linings Playbook (R):1:30,4:00,6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Django Unchained (R):2:15,5:45 and 8:50 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Argo (R):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:30 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Escape from Planet Earth (PG):1:40 and 6:50 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth 3D (PG):4:10 and 9:10 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13):1:35,4:20,7:05 and 9:50 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R):2:05,4:40,7:20 and 9:45 p.m. Safe Haven (PG-13):1:50,4:25,7:00 and 9:35 p.m. Identity Thief (R):1:45,4:25,7:05 and 9:40 p.m. Keys Movie Times 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 02/15 Thurs. 02/21 A Good Day to Die Hard (R) 2:05; 4:40; 7:20; 9:45 Safe Haven (PG13) 1:50; 4:25; 7:00; 9:35 Beautiful Creatures (PG13) 1:35; 4:20; 7:05; 9:50 Escape Planet Earth (PG) 3D 4:10; 9:10 2D 1:40; 6:50Identity Thief (R) 1:45; 4:25; 7:05; 9:40 Sorry no passes *Fri., Sat. and Sunday only Plein art artist Priscilla Cootes Palm Shelter.Cuban trip yields art collectionABakers half-dozen of Key West artists returned from a plein art painting expedition to Cuba with a collection of works that will be on display Feb. 22-28. Frangipani Gallery, 1102ADuval St., is hosting the painters and their works with a reception planned from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The artists visited Trinidad, Cinfuegos and Havana, painting major landmarks as well as seaside scenes and landscapes. Artists who participated in the trip, organized by William Welch, include: Fran Decker, Nancy Henning, Chris Moses, Beth Renneisen, Noel Skiba, Joanne Sloan, and Deborah Ann Snelgrove. For more information, call 305-296-0440 or visit: www.frangipanigallery .comART Noel Skibas Havana Scene(top left).Fran Deckers Trinidad Plaza Mejor(left).Key West artists Chris Moses,left, and William Welch in Cinfuegos (above).Contributed Photos
The Key West Art & Historical Society this month is unveiling the largest-ever exhibition of one of the islands most beloved native artists, Mario Sanchez. Grits and Grunts celebrates the life of the folk artist as well as the everyday life that inspired his depictions of the city. An opening reception for the show, which will run until early September, is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Custom House, 281 Front St.In the mid-1930s, Sanchez, who was born in 1908 and died in 2005, began to carve and paint the colorful fish found in Keys waters. He did this entirely from memory and with impeccable accuracy.Eventually, at the encouragement of his mother-inlaw, these early carvings evolved to Key West neighborhood landscapes filled with local characters, streets and buildings. Hed begin by sketching on brown grocery bags. The finished image was traced on a pine panel and then carved away with chisels and razorblades until the bas relief was ready to paint. In addition to oil paint, he added texture with sand or kitty litter to bring the scene to life. Grits and Grunts will feature an array of the paperbag drawings and early carvings most of which have never been exhibited. Some of the bags contain quick sketches while others are finely detailed compositions. The reception is free for Art & Historical Society members. The general public is welcome for $5.Meanwhile, if youre heading to New York City, the South Street Seaport Museum is displaying 35 pieces of Sanchezs work in a show called AFishermans Dream: Folk Art by Mario Sanchez.The Key West Art & Historical Society is co-presenting the exhibition along with the American Folk Art Museum. The South Street Seaport Museum is at 12 Fulton St., New York City. That exhibit shows through March 31. Saturday,February 16,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com Keystock rocks all day todayThe Keystock Music Festival hits the stage at the Truman Waterfront in Key West all day today, headlined by rock legend Three Dog Night. Activities begin at noon, with gates opening at 11 a.m. Bands and other activities continue until 9 p.m. Three Dog Night has been performing for more than four decades. Some of their best-known hits include Joy to the World, Black and White, Shambala, Elis Coming and One. Three Dog Night maintains a robust touring schedule with more than 80 dates a year. Their hits are performed by founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals, as well as original keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon and guitarist Michael Allsup. Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums) complete the lineup. Also appearing today are Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24, best known for Blame It On the Margaritas and LivinOn Key West Time; former Poco band member Paul Cotton; Monk Burris; the Doerfels; the Reverend Hambone Band; the Bubba System; Caffeine Carl; the Coal Men; Katie Cleghorn; Scotty Emerick; and Paul Overstreet. Tickets at the gate are $40. No coolers or chairs allowed. The Truman Waterfront is at the end of Southard Street in Old Town. The Key West Rotary Club, Lazy Lakes RVResort and Howard Livingston sponsor Keystock, which helps raise money for Rotary scholarships and other programs.Full slate of music is on tapMUSIC LivingThree Dog Night can still rock it after all these years. Sanchez exhibit opens next weekSome works never been seen beforeFOLK ART These are typical works of Mario Sanchez, one of the best-known folk artists to come out of the Keys. LIVING BRIEFSFish Fest grills at Caribbean ClubWhats called the Fish Fest, a fundraiser for the St. James the Fisherman Childrens Center and Episcopal Church in Key Largo, gets cooking from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Caribbean Club, mile marker 104 bayside. There will be seafood of all kinds, lots of music, kids games, raffles, a silent auction and more. There will also be contests for best fish dip and best seafood sauce.Classic car show is SundayThe Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club holds its next monthly show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sugarloaf Lodge, mile marker 17. Its for lovers of classic, custom and street-rod automobiles of all years and makes, as well as chromeloaded motorcycles. Food and beverages will be for sale, and there will be a 50/50 drawing and prizes. To find out more about the club, call Dick Moody at 942-1758.Help clean up Little HamacaReef Relief is hosting a Monday cleanup of one of Key Wests great natural areas, Little Hamaca Park bordering the Salt Ponds. Its set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the gate of Little Hamaca Park off Flagler Avenue. To attend or for directions, contact Reef Relief at 294-3100, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Trust Quartet visits on SundayThe Marathon Community United Methodist Church at mile marker 48.5 bayside hosts the Trust Quartet at 11 a.m. Sunday. The group, which has recorded in Nashville, will sing some of gospels finest songs while also ministering.
Pop quiz: Do you know how much water you use? While I can report that my husband recently replaced our faulty toilet with a very efficient 1.28 gallons-perflush model, I have to wait for another months water bill to see how it has improved our water-use numbers. Judging from the very short tank-fill cycle, I can tell its a vast improvement from our last model. But really, my question was not about efficient showers, toilets and washing machines. Just about everything manufactured or processed uses water in some part of its production. So how much water do we really use? After my husband and I cut back on our meat consumption for health reasons, I happened to see an article that compared the water footprint (the amount of water used in its production cycle) of common food items and was stunned to read how water-intensive the meat and dairy industries are. Water is used to produce the food crops, livestock drink large quantities of water and the processing of livestock and dairy products uses water. An example: It takes 621 gallons of water to produce a beef hamburger and 42 to produce a veggie burger. We cut back on meat and dairy for health reasons but our decision has, by chance, reduced our water footprint.My curiosity led me to look at other comparisons just to see how my choices fared.I am a tea drinker and given a choice between a good cup of PG Tips tea with milk versus a cup of coffee, tea wins. In reading about the water footprint, I found that it takes 30 gallons of water to produce one cup of coffee but only nine to produce a cup of tea. So I found other benefits to my cup of tea. We made a decision to cut back on plastic disposables whenever possible when we do boat picnics or have outdoor get-togethers with friends, so I use regular plates, cups and silverware. They perform better than plastic ones but I do understand they require washing afterward, so I always wondered if there really was any gain to be made. I did some research and found that it takes 24 gallons of water to produce one pound of plastic. In addition, nearly 10 percent of U.S. oil consumption about 2 million barrels a day is used to make plastic.Oil is a non-renewable resource. So on balance, even though the reusable items will need water and energy to wash, at least we get to use them again and we are not adding more items to our trash. Admittedly I will use paper plates on occasion and when Im out I will succumb to buying the odd bottle of water, but I try to make it the exception rather than the rule.Theres always a choice to be made between cost, convenience and sustainability. Living in the Keys, where our water is pumped in from the Biscayne Aquifer, our trash and recyclables are trucked up to Broward County and we are surrounded by the beauty and the delicate ecosystem of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, our choices tend to lean toward sustainability.Shirley Gun is a member of the Keyswide nonprofit Green Living & Energy Education. She writes about green living and the four Rs reducing, reusing, recycling and rot (composting). She can be reached at email@example.com. KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,February 16,2013 NOTICE OF APPLICA TION ASSIST ANCE FOR SEWER CONNECTION Leslie Robinson of Meridian Community Services Group, Inc. will be holding special sessions in Marathon at City Hall to assist homeowners who would like to apply for sewer connection financial assistance. Appointments are available:Thursday, February 21st, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm and Thursday February 28th, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm Walk-ins are welcome on these dates on a first come, first serve basis. Additional dates may be scheduled if required. For appointments call 305-294-1000. Applications are funded according to first come, first ready. Funding is limited. All applications are subject to review. GRANT FUNDING FOR SEWER CONNECTIONS FOR LOW -T O-MODERA TE INCOME RESIDENTS The City of Marathon is seeking applicants to participate in the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. The program provides funding for sewer connections for income-eligible single-family units located in Monroe County. Rental properties are eligible for assistance if the beneficiaries meet the income-eligibility requirements and are full-time residents; and the property owner agrees to provide a three-year affordability period. Assistance is available on a first come, first ready-to-be-served basis. Program funds will pay for eligible activities, which include sewer lateral connection, permit fees, septic system abandonment, site restoration and other construction costs. System development/impact fees are not eligible costs. Past expenses for sewer connections are not eligible for reimbursement. Currently funds are available to assist a limited number of homeowners. All applicants must be income eligible. 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Key Largo 451-4788 | Key West 294-4788 | Big Pine 872-4788102481 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037 WWW.TMIGFLA.COM Seminaropens next FridayThe theater group Key West FRINGE opens its production of the comedy Seminar Feb. 22 at Kellys Upstairs, 301 Whitehead St. Written by Theresa Rebeck, Seminar opened on Broadway with Alan Rickman and then moved to L.A. with Jeff Goldblum. Directing in Key West is Dennis Zacek, artistic director emeritus of the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.Mike Mulligan leads the cast as the acerbic Leonard, an esteemed if burned-out novelist. Hes hired by four aspiring young writers to improve their work and further their careers.The ensemble includes Quincy Perkins as Douglas, the relentless name-dropper; Hannah Citrin as Kate, struggling to make it in a mans world; Bex Marsh as Izzy, the wily pragmatist, blunt and unapologetic about using sex to further her career; and Ed Porter as Martin, who is dry and smart but curiously timid about showing his writing samples to the class.Under Leonards recklessly unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored as innocence collides with experience. The play contains brief partial nudity.Seminar runs Friday to Sunday nights until March 10. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. The show along with dinner is $60. Go to www.keywestfringe.org or www.keystix.com .AuditionsKey West FRINGE will hold auditions for the world premiere of the musical Conch Republic (The Musical!) by Gayla Morgan and Monnie King on March 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 700 Eisenhower Drive.Actors should bring sheet music in their key for a memorized song and be prepared to read from sides. Three men and one woman are needed, all ages 30 to 50. There will be six performances between April 25 and March 12. All roles are paid. For more information and character breakdowns, call Morgan at 395-9553.Comedy work focuses on study groupTHEATERThe cast of Seminarcomprises (from left) Bex Marsh,Quincy Perkins,Mike Mulligan, Hannah Citrin and Ed Porter. Less consumption, more waterEven a switch to tea from coffee helpsHEALTHY LIVINGThe writer and her husband now use a Cadet 3 low-flow toilet.Shirley Gun HealthyLiving LIVING BRIEFSOcean linerspast on tap for MondayHistorian David Garrard Lowe will talk about the great ocean liners at the next free Friends of the Key West Library lecture, Monday at 6 p.m. at the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30. Lowe will present an illustrated lecture titled The Great Ocean Liners: From Early Packets to the Glories of the Queen Mary and Normandie. His teaching and research experience includes 20 years as a professor of architectural history at the New York School of Interior Design. Among the books Lowe has authored are Beaux Arts New York and Art Deco New York.Moe to discuss harmful chemicalsMartin Moe, a retired marine biologist/aquaculturist and author, leads a Wednesday discussion on Endocrine Disruptors in Florida Keys Waters at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo.Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that affect hormonal activity in animals and plants. Moe will discuss possible consequences of, and solutions to, endocrine disruptors in our waters.The free program, part of the weekly Delicate Balance of Nature series, is set for the visitors center at Pennekamp, mile marker 102 oceanside. Doors open at 7 p.m., the program starts at 7:30. To find out more, call Elena Muratori at 451-1202.Lusitaniadiver talks expeditionJohn Chatterton, co-host of the History Channels Deep Sea Detectives and part of the Shadow Diver team that took part in a 1994 technical diving expedition to the RMS Lusitania speaks about his experiences Wednesday at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada. The Lusitania a luxury liner, was scuttled by a German U-boat in 1915. The British-led expedition to the ship, in 300 feet of water 11 miles off Ireland, was the first at the wreck using scuba technology. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the museum, mile marker 83 bayside. To find out more, call 664-9737.Play Againshows on Tuesday eveningThe Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys on Tuesday screens the film Play Again, a documentary capturing the helplessness of a generation hooked on virtual life and the freedom children taste when that cord is cut, even momentarily, The showing is at the Marathon Sail and Power Squadron Building on 52nd Street bayside, behind the Panda House Restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Theres free popcorn, with drinks available for a small donation. CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
Saturday,February 16,2013 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com If we have missed any business or resident name in this ad we apologize and sincerely thank you for your support on this event This event would not be possible without the following sponsors & supportersT T h h a a n n k k Y Y o o u u !For making the19th Annual Master Chefs Classic a huge success!A& B Lobster House Alice Weingarten Alonzos Oyster Bar Annie Briening Bagatelle Ben Davies Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant Betty Rubenstein Bill Becker Bill Erdmann Bistro 245 Brian Sadler Cheeseburger Key West Cheney Brothers Creighton & Barbara Webb Croissants de France Diana Flenard Diane Schmidt Doug Harrison Erin Bell Faustos Food Palace First State Bank Gordon Ross Griselle Molina Hot Tin Roof Jana Kosova Jason Beeman Jimmy Weekly Joan Miller-Carey John Hernandez John Jackson Judy Hamm Robert Sharpe Rooftop Caf Sandy Stilts Sheriff Rick Ramsay Sherry Read Steve Torrence Strip House / Reach Resort Sue Harrison Susan Flynn Susan Meneses The MARC Board of Directors The Restaurant Store The Westin Catering Staff Tom Payne Tommy Mack Truman & Company Kathy Greenwood Kay Miller Kevin Zuelch Key West Party Rental Key West Police Officers Key West Westin Resort and Marina La Trattoria Latitudes / Sunset Key Linda Hinchcliffe Lindsay Moore Liz Love Mary Vanden Brook MaryAnn Martin Melody CooperMonroe County Tourist Development CouncilRichard Fessler L.A.Times crossword puzzle BEGONE!Solution in the classifieds ACROSS 1Charge for unlimited use,say 8Nice woman 13Dines lavishly 19Go back over20Connecticut town on Long Island Sound21It was all __ 22About to deliver 23Garden tool for unexpected situations? 25Escargot 26Start the day 27NBA one-pointers 28Ayres who played Dr.Kildare 29Barones superior 30Ridge 31Pvts.superiors33Start of many California city names34N.Y.neighbor 35Hardly ever laugh? 37PowerShot maker 39Up 42Elite school43Welcomes at the door44Drive aimlessly 45Annoy with complaints 48Mentalist Geller 49Just a __! 50Nickels and dimes 51Reason for a few nicks? 54Some sopranos 55Spies on,in a way 56Runs amok 60Thought:Pref. 61Tales From the __: s horror comic 62Small toy? 64Al Green genre 65Blisters 67Apples,e.g. 68What __!:Yawn! 69Plumbers assessment?72Closely watched index73Abbr.usually preceded by a comma 76AMEX adjustments 77Tenured coll. employees 78Walks casually 79Golfer Garcia 81Sch.fundraising gp.82Scandinavian capital83Suave competitor84Panama Canal bash?89Capp and Kaline 92Joeys mom 93__ Mawr 95Equip anew 96Amoxicillin target 98Alliance formed under HST 99Great Basin cap. 100His name is Spanish for fox 101Punt navigator102Highland scoundrel?106At a moments notice108Relents 109Most exposed110Author Prosper __ who wrote Carmen, on whichthe opera is based 111Old cinemas 112Orchard Field, nowadays 113Surprise success DOWN 1Giantshome, familiarly 2The Lawrence Welk Showsisters surname 3Loud parties in Georgia? 4Blue eyes,e.g. 5It has a moral 6Green prefix 7Eternally,to Blake 8Starve,to Shakespeare 91974 hit sung entirely in Spanish 10Muddy area 11Bit of computer memory 12Omaha-toMilwaukee dir. 13Statistical input 14Its Dreyers west of the Rockies 15SFO info 16Routes for liners 17Show particular interest 18Fish-eating duck20She was the ten in 24Broncosorg. 26Pie slice feature 30Leonardos co-star in The Aviator31Halloween gathering?32Snoop 33Pennzoil letters35Do surgery,in a way36__ golf 37Invigorating,as air 38Pres.advisory team 40Controversial baby food ingredient 41Major leagues,in baseball lingo 43Crotchety sort 44Rebuke 45Party enforcer 46Stop 47OR hangers 48Eurasian range50Early 5th-century year51Authority 52A mystery, metaphorically 53Aging pro,maybe 55Arduous journeys 57Vulcanized rubber inventors unsteady gait?58Guilder replacements59Ton 61Light cigar wrapper 62Response from Fido 63Ins.plans 66Five-time MLB AllStar Cooper 67Oslo Accords signer:Abbr. 68I get it,wryly 70Author Sinclair 71Gillette razor word 72Parliament member 73Seers alleged gift74Like many apartments75Piling coating 78Business sch.major 80Day-__ 81Thickness 85Cincinnati-based retailer 86Look over 87Octagonal road sign,in Arles 88El Amazonas,por ejemplo 90Actress Sobieski 91More like a spring chicken 93Dots that may beep 94Some colas96What a slash may mean in some scores97Its __ for!98City served by Gardermoen Airport99Dumbfound 100Writer __ Neale Hurston 103Chicken general? 104Veepnetwork 105Cheer word 106Apt.divisions 107Sushi fish BEGONE!Solution in the Feb.20 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb.13 puzzle. Boating classes offeredThe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Keys has two safe-boating classes coming up. Flotilla 13-08 of the Upper Keys is offering its course on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Harborage clubhouse in Key Largo. Cost is $45 ($70 for a couple sharing materials). Graduates receive a state boating safety card and a discount at West Marine, among other things. To register, Jim Marcotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 291-6895 Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key has its course starting Feb. 25 and running for three weeks Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sugarloaf Fire Department, mile marker 17. Cost is $55 per person, materials included, and $80 per couple with shared materials. For more information, visit wow.uscgaux.info/ ?unit=070-13-03 Additionally, the flotilla is offering scholarships for local students age 14 to 18. To find out more, contact Bob Eichholtz at 872-7505 or email@example.com, or Jan Kittsmiller at 744-0043, 393-5303 or jankittsmiller@ gmail.com.Theyre set for Key Largo and SugarloafON THE WATER These are graduates from Marathon Flotilla 13-2s recent boating class.They are (seated from left) Andy Engle,Patty Morell,Carolyn Ryder,Carl Wolczyk Sr.and Debbie Wolczyk; and (standing from left) Carl Ryder,Donna Ferenci,Janie Gallagher,Dan Downen Jr., Marlene Morato,George Maser,Tamra Downen,Brenda Maser,Sandy Bachman,Carl Wolczyk Jr.,Tom DiFransico,Jim Gallagher,Diane Mahl,Bob Mahl and Jan Swinney.Stookeys sing One Light, Many CandlesNoel Paul Stookey, the Paul in Peter, Paul and Mary who performed Feb. 9 in Key West, has put the Middle Keys on his calendar. Along with his wife, Rev. Betty Stookey, hell present One Light, Many Candles, a multi-faith program in word and song that the couple has performed throughout the world, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. The singer/songwriter Stookey has been altering the musical and ethical landscape of this country for decades, both as Paul of the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who believes in bringing the spiritual element into daily life. His vocal sound is known across this land, from the iconic Wedding Song to In These Times.Elizabeth Stookey is an ordained United Church of Christ minister, businesswoman, teacher, wife and mother. She holds masters degrees in English as a second language from Columbia, French from the Universite de Grenoble and divinity from Harvard. Her vision celebrates the beauty of diversity rather than its problems.The couples program shifts from the spoken word to the sung word and back again, with Betty reading and Noel singing. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained at the church, or by calling 743-6412 or event Chairwoman Sandy at 5097854. The ticket includes a meet-and-greet with the artists following the concert. The program will be presented in St. Columbas sanctuary. Proceeds benefit the youth programs of Hammock House at St. Columba.The program draws diversity as strengthMARATHON Noel Paul Stookey is known for hits with Peter,Paul and Mary such as Puff the Magic Dragonand Leaving on a Jet Plane.His second career takes him on a spiritual path.LIVING BRIEFSBotanical group getting fruityThe Big Pine Key Botanical Society hosts Chris Rollins, manager of the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, when it gathers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lord of the Seas Church on Key Deer Boulevard. Rollins, founder of the South Florida Tropical Fruit Growers Group, has led groups on numerous trips to other countries to collect fruit and plant specimens for research. For more information call 849-2986.Quit-smoking class scheduled Feb.23The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center is offering a free two-hour Tools to Quit smoking cessation program on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. Participants will receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches and counseling from a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Afree continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. To register, call 296-8868 or just show up.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,February 16,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 386559 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 02/27/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 # 107, Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are final RFCHA104X7Y636976 2007 TAIW KM4CA104X81601048 2008 HYOS Unknown KM4CA104471600251 2007 HYOS Unknown KM4CA104851306462 2005 HYOS Unknown 1MDCM3K19TB832134 1996 SHOR ZZNN2195B696 1996 ZZN 1 RFCRD104X6Y616446 2006 TAIW LFFWBT1C381000096 2008 ZHEJ 1G8AJ55F77Z207576 2007 STATURN 1FTCR10A0TUD87101 1996 FORD 2C3ED46F0RH288824 1994 CHRYSLER Published February 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 388081 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 3/4/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 1995 Honda Accord LX 4 door VIN# JHMCD5635SC013410 Published February 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 388414 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/01/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1ED1V2329T2879625 1996 WILDCAT ROADSTER 1LNHM97V3XY680819 1999 LINCOLN 2B4FP2536TR756315 1996 DODGE 3VWMB81HXVM125149 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JNRAS08U37X102643 2007 INFINITI Published February 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 388450 Notice of Public Meeting: Sheriffs Shared Asset Fund Advisory Board The Sheriffs Shared Asset Fund Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The agenda will include the review of grant applications that were received by the deadline of noon, Thursday, February 7, 2013. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Any person requiring special accommodation or assistance to participate in this meeting should contact the Sheriffs Office at (305) 296-2424 (TDD compatible). For additional information contact Michelle Quad at (305) 292-7020 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Published February 16, March 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 388461 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Development Committee Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published February 16, 2013 Florida Keys KeynoterAd# 389207 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 March 14, 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. 1995 SEA CAT VIN: XNA551361495 Published February 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Siberian Huskey Mix Beautiful female pup,10 wks, wormed/1st shots. Needs some socialization. To responsible home only 393-3199 MARATHON MOVING SALE Office furn, chairs, lamps, rugs antiques (china cab & Morris chair), hshold. 5181 O/S Hwy, MM 50, G. Sat 9-1. All inside. MARATHON Saturday 2/16, 8-11am. 24 CC boat, patio bar set, small fridge, household & more. 662 97th St Ocean. MOVING SALE Rain or shine. 381 8th St. Key Colony Bch. 9-3, Sat, Feb. 16. Din rm table w/6 chairs, kit table, 4 chairs, wicker dresser, desk, chair, hutch, wicker sofa, end table, lamps, patio, pictures, generstor, table saw, yard tools & lots of misc items! WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-ammo. Any condition. Call 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. 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Owner financing available. 305-522-5841RV/MOBILE HOME LOTS FOR SALE, with transitional building rights, in Key RV Park, Marathon. $65K. 305-743-5164 Affordable Waterfront 3/2 Large furnished manufactured home, MM 63, waterfront w/dock & direct ocean access. $1500 F/L/S. 305-872-2750. BIG PINE KEY 3BR 2BA On canal with dock. $1,600/mo includes utilities. F/L/S. No pets. 305-469-0992 CHARMING3/2KEYLARGO HOMEFORRENT KEY WESTSTYLE3/2HOMEFOR RENTMM95.5OCEANSIDE. WOODFLOORS,ALLBRAND NEWAPPLIANCES INCLUDINGDISHWASHER, INDOORWASHER&DRYER. LARGEFENCEDYARD, COMMUNITYBOATRAMP, NOPETS.305.619.0075TO VIEW$1,750305-619-0075 firstname.lastname@example.orgHomeforRent Updated2/2 Tavhome,oceanviews, fencedyard,40dock,davits. $1,800305-772-5008 email@example.com Key Colony Beach, MM 53.5 12th St. Furn/unfurn 3BR, 2BA, ground level CBS. New 75 concrete dock. $2,400 & utils. Pets ok. F/L/S. 786-229-0228 LARGO SOUND VILLAGE 3BR/2BA. Newly landscaped, fenced yard, quiet street. 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With dockage. 6099 O/S Hwy, 37 W. $750/mo + util. Call Stan, 205-540-7794 OCEANFRONT PARK MARATHON Boat ramp, dockage available. $450 & Up. 603-918-3235 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 KEY WEST, West Isle Club 1 person to share apartment, private bath. Nice, quiet location. Available now. 305-519-7976 MARATHON2 bd, 2 ba apt., 1700 sf, upstairs unit. 63rd St. On boating canal, incl dockage, EZ access to Ocean. $1900/mo. 757-748-5985 MARATHON STUDIO APT. Furnished, Water & electric included. No pets. $900/mo. F/L/S. 743-0404 MM 74.5 1BR / 1BA Extra clean! Full kit., tile floors, W/D. Lg. yard, screened porch. Dockage avail. H.O. beach. $875 / mo. incl. util. & cable. 1st & sec. No smoking / no pets. Call (305) 664-9283. BAR & RESTAURANT FOR SALEbeer & wine. SRX liquor license available. Call Roy. (772) 834-5647.100384490-01 K.W.Patio-Bar-Restaurant $1milnet,$3.6documented gross,fullystaffed-managment inplace,250seats,largepatio, liqlicense,busyOldTowncruiseshiplocale.Land,Bldg, Equip&Bus,TurnkeyPrice $5.7mil.Realtor305.587.3483 Marathon Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit #32, 960 sq. ft. Great location! Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565 Marathon Office space for rent. Want a high presence w/o paying? US 1 prices, that is. We have desk space for rent! 305-731-1183; 731-9751 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. email@example.com. (305) 743-5164 ISLAMORADA MM 82.2 Bookkeeper must know Quick Books and payroll. Immediate opening. Call (305) 393-6664. Marina&Resort Belongingis whatitfeelsliketoworkatthis marina.Thewillingnesstobe abletoassistourcustomers withany,andallsituationsis essential. 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Saturday,February 16,2013 11B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 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 GRAPHICS PRODUCTION & DESIGN POSITION College grad or experienced in printing and design. Work in Marathon. Call 305-393-3374 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Marina Rack Building Manager / Forklift Operator in the Upper Keys. Top pay and benefits for the right individual. Send resume to PO Box 1509; Islamorada, FL 33036. KEY LARGO OFFICE has immediate opening for a Vacation Rental Assistant. Must have transportation, people skills, phone sales, proficient on computer, self motivated, well organized and be able to work occasional Saturdays. Please email resume to: email@example.com or fax to (305) 664-8719 Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. CLEANERS Saturdayin Marathon Seasonal OK Call 305-743-8111 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE YARD MAINTENANCE P/T, $13.50/hr. Transportation needed. Marathon. Call 305-481-4301 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 FRONT DESK CLERK for very busy hotel office. Computer skills required. Must be dependable and have own transportation. 305-664-4740 Housekeeper needed for daily condo rentals. English/ Bi-lingual. Experienced only. Must have own transportation. Apply in person Continental Inn, 1121 W Ocean Dr., Key Colony Beach. Part time Guest Attendant for KL waterfront motel. Must provide exc. guest service. Requires great interpersonal skills, attention to detail and passion for hospitality. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RESORT HELP Immediate openings! Front Desk Receptionist Housekeeping 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 MarineLifeCollector Iam lookingforacertifieddiver nearMarathonFl.thatis familiarwithTropical Ornamentalstohelpmecollect fishandinverts.Collection experiencenotrequiredbut wouldbeappreciated.Mask, Fins,andSnorkelrequired. PleaseCallmewithany questionsaboutemployment firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for Teachers Infants & 2 year olds. 40 hr. classes for CDA. Call Barbara, 305-743-3517 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. NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. WAITSTAFF & KITCHEN HELP. Apply at Herbies, 6350 O/S Hwy, Marathon, at the office behind the restaurant. WAITSTAFFMust be expd with a good personality. Good working conditions and great people! 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