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778679022222 Classifieds . . .5B Living . . . .3B Business . . .5A Opinion . . .4A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MARCH 6,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.19 25 CENTS Beth GroomsSales Manager Featured Foreclosure!Visit our website to see all our foreclosures! KeysIslandProperties.com 305-296-12341011 Simonton St Key West 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 1,722 sf Balcony, covered porch, private parking Custom swimming pool with waterfallPrice reduced to just $690,000 Agents Welcome! Play ballBaseball play-by-play gets its own style when it comes to the field in Key West.Story, 1B Birds target of inhumaneabuseMore than a decade of working to help injured animals in Monroe County didnt prepare Maya Totman, director of Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue, for what she saw on a Monday call to the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge.Totman arrived to find a herring gull and brown pelican weak and struggling, with deliberately cut and shaped aluminum cans of Busch Light beer shoved over their beaks and heads, then wrapped tightly around the birdsnecks like tight collars.The previous day, Totman and some fellow volunteers responded to the same location to treat an adult male osprey that had been shot with two BBs from an airpowered gun. I have seen so many different injuries in different type[s] of wildlife but nothing like this, Totman said. This is shocking, she said. It was done intentional. Im sick about it. This is something outrageous. Whoever did this, they need some help completely inhumane. The poor birds were choking. The gull was found at a campsite and the pelican nearby next to a fish-cleaning table. Fishing Lodge guest Greg Vogel cut the cans off both birdsnecks with his Swiss Army knife. The gulls head was forced through the can, but Vogel said the other can was modified to fit over the pelicans larger head. Somebody must have thought about this for awhile, Vogel said. The can had a little bent clip so it could be wrapped around the pelicans neck. But now, after a steady diet of nutrient-laden pureed grouper mixed with filtered water, the gull is set for release back into the wild as early as Friday, Totman said. The pelican is also suffering from avian botulism but is on the mend thanks to a feeding tube. The osprey is doing better but Totman is searching for its nest, as this is the season for babies.Whoever did this is sick, she said, speculating that the act was likely committed by more than one person, as it would take one person to hold a flailing bird and another to force the modified beer can over its head.Totman reported the incident to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, but barring a witness coming forward, theres not a lot that can be done. Keys-based Florida FishPair is found with aluminum beer cans wrapped around their necksBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comLOWER KEYSThis herring gull is on the mend after someone wrapped a beer can around its neck.Whoever did this is sick,says Maya Totman,director of Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue.Keys deputy federally chargedFederal agents arrested a Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy Tuesday on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the federal government.Deputy Jason Strong, 40, is accused of conspiring to steal and sell government property while he was a defense contractor in Iraq for the Chantilly, Va.-based security firm Security Operations Consulting.Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said Strong worked in Baghdad from 2005 and 2008. Hes worked for the Sheriffs Office since October 2010, when he started out as an auxiliary deputy. He was hired full time in April 2011 and assigned to the city of Marathon.Before his arrest, he was assigned to the Upper Keys. According to the U.S. Marshals Service warrant, Strong was arrested at his home in Miami. Herrin said federal agents took a large amount of property from his home. Herrin said she did not know any of the specifics of the case. It is not clear if Strongs case is related to another former Security Operations Consulting employee, Chad Eric OKelley, who worked for the company in Iraq from January 2007 to July 2008. Both OKelley and Strong held the title of deputy in country manager for the company. One of its jobs was to supply coalition forces with ammunition.According to a May 2011 indictment from U.S. District Court in Western Texas, the same district that issued Strongs warrant, OKelley and his co-conspirators used U.S.-owned ammunition they somehow obtained to fulfill Security Operations Consultings contracts to supply coalition bases, thereby effectively requiring the United States to pay for the ammunition twice.OKelley and the other co-conspirators allegedly obtained invoices that purported to show the purchase of the ammunition from private entities and submitted those invoices to Security Operations Consulting, along with claims requesting money to be used to buy more ammunition, accordingStrong arrested on conspiracy, laundering countsBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCRIME FRONT Druckemiller plea is set this morningLisa Druckemiller is due in Monroe County Circuit Court this morning, poised to asked Chief Judge David Audlin for leniency. Druckemiller, 51, is charged with dealing in stolen property and scheme to defraud for stealing 52 county-owned Apple iPads and iPhones. The equipment cost taxpayers $23,311 and she sold them for a combined $4,778, mostly to county workers. The former Technical Services director admitted her guilt before a grand jury last July. Druckemiller will enter whats called an open plea following character testimony set to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West. Audlin is scheduled to pronounce sentence at a hearing set for April 1 at 9 a.m., also in Key West. Druckemiller, who retired in February 2012 after the theft became public, faces up to 15 years in prison on each of the felony charges. Shes defended by attorney Robert Cintron and prosecuted by Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson.Attorneys for both sides were unable to reach a negotiated plea deal after several months of discussions. But this much is clear: It appears Duckemiller will lose her state retirement; she had worked for the county for 31 years.Sentencing then comes on April 1IN THE COURTSKeynoter Staff Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA young T-ball player happily joins his Sea Dogs teammates on the Key Largo Community Park field during Fridays opening ceremonies for the Little League season of the Upper Keys Athletic Association.Players and coaches from more than two dozen teams,boys and girls ages 4 to 14, were introduced at the event.TAKING THE FIELD Bill: Require Keys representationState Rep. Holly Raschein says she intends to be a House co-sponsor of a Senate bill that calls for a permanent Monroe County appointee to the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board of directors.Filed by state Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami), Senate Bill 1428 calls for the Citizens board to expand by one member to include a consumer advocate. It also calls for permanent representation on the board from MiamiDade and Monroe counties. Raschein, whose District 120 encompasses Monroe and portions of South MiamiDade, said she spoke briefly with Flores at the state Capitol Monday. I think thats a move in the right direction, and I look forward to co-sponsoring the bill. From what I saw from the summary, it looks like a decent piece of legislation, she said.According to the News Service of Florida, the bill proposes to give the states chief financial officer, currently Jeff Atwater, the consumer advocate appointment. He already has two appointments, one of which is vacant.The governor, House speaker and Senate presidentMonroe would get dedicated board seatBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCESee Citizens,3ASee Abuse,3ASee Strong,2AMore recyclingThe city of Key West is getting larger recycling bins and Islamorada considers making recycling mandatory. Stories, 2A STRONG
Zip line going forwardMarathon nonprofit Crane Point Hammocks proposed zip-line course will be built with or without an $85,000 Tourist Development Council grant revoked by the Monroe County Commission last month, a Crane Point board member says.But that wont stop Crane Point from reapplying for the grant in the current funding cycle. Applications are due April 30. The Crane Point board of directors decided after a very short discussion at its Feb. 23 meeting to reapply for TDC funding, according to President Jeff Smith. Smith has also indicated Crane Point has private financing in place should the grant be denied again.Still in place is a $735,000 Community Development Block Grant through the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The Marathon City Council agreed to seek the grant on behalf of Crane Point. City Community Services Director Debbie London said the County Commissions action had no effect on the CDBG grant.I spoke to the state and explained the situation, that Crane Point was going to contemplate putting in an application for the next [TDC] funding cycle, and they didnt seem to mind, she said. The grant is based on the estimated $1.1 million attraction creating 21 fulltime jobs for a year. The city would have to pay back to the state $35,000 per job not created. Crane Point has said it would cover the first four jobs if necessary. City Planning Director George Garrett said Crane Point filed to seek a conditional use for the zip-line in December. Its gone through one round of technical review, and is in line for another. Conditional-use permits essentially allow the city to grant a specific use for a property even if its generally not allowed through the regular permitting process. They have a fairly complete application. One of the things we asked for was a cross-sectional view of how theyre going to lay it out so we have an idea what might be involved with clearing an area at the base of a tower or what might be impacted when [the course] goes through an area, Garrett said.Planner Barbara Mitchell, whos been hired by Crane Point, teamed with consultant Phil Frank to conduct an environmental study submitted as part of the conditionaluse application.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,March 6,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8257 THURS.6560 FRI.7564 SAT.7866 Forecast: Expect a chance of showers,clearing to mostly sunny conditions. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSMarine choppers completing trainingU.S. Marine Corps helicopters that have rattled Middle Keys skies the past week finish their training Thursday.Six choppers in Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 out of Marine Air Corps Air Station New River, N.C., have been in the Keys practicing touch-and-go landings. Theyve been training out of Florida Keys Marathon Airport as well as Naval Air Station Key West, Key West International Airport and Trumbo Point.The CH-53E Super Stallions transport heavy equipment. The practice flights take place 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., then 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each helicopter has a student pilot and an instructor aboard. 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 Livingston Taylor in ConcertThe Studios of Key West _______________________ Two performances!Fri, Mar 8 & Sat, Mar 9 8pmOld Town New Folk Series Taylor weaves a musical spell at every concert. An unrepentant romantic armed with razor-sharp wit and a quirky view of the world.Concert sponsored by AudioVideoinParadise SeriesSponsoredby Margaritaville, Blue Heaven, and WLRN Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 day of show At keystix.com / 295-7676 Or TSKW / 600 White St. 296-0458tskw Village looks to mandatory recyclingIslamorada businesses may be required to recycle their solid waste if recommendations by an ad hoc committee are adopted. The proposal appears to have the support of the majority of the five-member Village Council, but it will be discussed further during a March 15 workshop set for 3 p.m. at Founders Park. Councilman David Purdo said he has concerns about mandating businesses take part in recycling. John Sutter, Islamoradas director of public works, warned council members that implementing the program would mean more horsepower i.e., more village employees.It is going to take a dedicated person and a very talented person to promote a recycling mentality, Sutter said.Under the proposal, all businesses, multi-family residential units and construction companies would have to recycle their recyclable materials or pay an opt-out fee of between $100 and $500 monthly, depending on volume, according to the committees report. The report was presented at the Feb. 27 Village Council meeting by committee chairman and former councilman and mayor Dave Boerner.The businesses could either recycle through the villages contracted solidwaste provider Advanced Disposal Inc. (formerly Veolia ES Solid Waste Southeast Inc.) or selfhaul to a commercial recycling facility. Either way, the business would have to maintain records and receipts as evidence of compliance.In 2010, Florida adopted a 75 percent recycling goal by 2020. Islamoradas recycling rate is in the teens, according to the committee report. Islamoradas commercial recycling rate is less than 7 percent, a number committee members refer to as dismal in their report. Monroe Countys overall recycling rate is about 21 percent, compared to 24 percent in Miami-Dade County, 28 percent in Broward and 41 percent each in Collier and Lee counties, the report states. Boerner acknowledged there would be initial cost increases to businesses as a result of the proposed mandate, but direct financial savings would be realized in the long term. Managers contractAlso at last weeks meeting, Councilman Mike Forster wanted to take out an option in Village Manager Ed Koconisannual contract, allowing him to give up his position and return to his previous post as planning director.Koconis was promoted to village manager in 2010 following the forced resignation of Ken Fields, to whom the village controversially paid $160,000 on his way out.Koconis, who makes about $140,000 a year, told council members that he does not want to give up his fallback option. Village attorney Nina Boniske said this means the council would have to negotiate a new contract with Koconis if members insist of doing away with the provision. Koconis is really serving in two roles. He still acts as head of planning while serving as manager. He argued at the meeting that this saves the village another $100,000 salary. He took a $5,000-ayear raise when he accepted the manager job in December 2011. The issue is expected to come up again at the March 28 council meeting.Opting out would cost monthly feeBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comOVERLINECity goes bolder on recyclingThe way Key Westers will recycle is expected to change in the next two months as the customary recycling bins in the Southernmost City are replaced with 65-gallon wheeled recycling carts.The Key West City Commission on Tuesday was expected to approve the $631,290 expenditure for 13,000 of the carts. The citys residential recycling rate has lingered around 7 percent of all solid waste collected, around 60,000 tons per year, for the past five years. City Utilities Manager Jay Gewin, in an executive summary prepared for City Manager Bob Vitas, laid out the reasons for the shift including:The current 18-gallon bins are far too small to capture all of the recyclable materials produced by the typical household.Other communities that have shifted to larger recycling carts have experience significant increases in residential recycling rates.With a shift away from twice-weekly solid waste pickup, larger recycling containers are needed as we encourage residents to recycle a larger percentage of their materials. That last comment relates to another planned initiative theres not yet a fixed timetable that would move from a twice-weekly trash and once weekly recycling pickup to whats called a 1-1-1 pickup, with one day a week each for yard waste, recycling and trash.All the changes to recycling policy and infrastructure are the result of a solidwaste master plan adopted by the City Commission in August. Tampa-based Kessler Consulting, contracted in 2010 to conduct the $379,000 study, prepared the analysis and recommendations. The carts are being purchased through a piggyback contract with Deerfield Beach from California-based manufacturer Rehrig Pacific Co. Each cart will have a tracking chip that associates that cart with a particular address and, down the road, could be used to monitor each households recycling rate.Big carts replacing small binsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Carts such as this will soon be commonplace along Key Wests streets. Missing kids found in the Lower KeysAstate trooper on Tuesday found three children in the Lower Keys who were reported missing out of Kankakee, Ill., on Feb. 27.Artistic Fletcher, 1, Nicholas Lane, 5, and Damien Kelly, 7, were reportedly found in the company of Arthur Fletcher, 32, and a woman believed to be Kristen Kelly-Fletcher, 28. The Florida Highway Patrol trooper stopped them at mile marker 25 of U.S. 1. Authorities didnt say why the family fled to the Keys but apparently police traced Arthur Fletchers cell phone.Hes accused of taking the youngest child from a Kankakee hospital last week, where the baby was having bruises examined, according to published reports.Prior to the hospital visit, police and agents from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were at the Fletchers home investigating a report of child abuse. The parents reportedly allege the bruises came from Artistic Fletchers day care.During the exam at Presence St. Marys Hospital, the Fletchers left, prompting the DCFS to issue a warrant allowing the state to take custody of the three children.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday issued the missingchild alerts, then revoked it early in the afternoon when the family was found. Its not clear what, if any, charges the family will face. CBSMiami reported that the children were put into the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.According to the FDLE, a missing-child alert is activated if the situation includes the following criteria:The child must be under age 18.The childs life is in danger.Descriptive information and a photograph of the child must be available.Authorities:Dad took youngest from hospitalCRIME FRONT FLETCHERto the indictment.Security Operations Consulting issued checks payable to OKelley and the others. These checks were cashed at the military finance office in Baghdad. OKelley was also accused of transporting more than $10,000 out of Iraq into the United States. He was arrested in June 2011. OKelley pleaded guilty to conspiracy to federal money laundering charges in January and at the same time, federal prosecutors dismissed charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, according to court documents. U.S. District Court Judge Frank Montalvo on Jan. 28 sentenced him to three years probation, including six months of house arrest.Neither OKelleys federal public defender, William R. Maynard, nor Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Edward McDonald could be reached for comment about any relationship between OKelleys and Strongs cases. Strong also couldnt be reached.Feds arrest Keys DeputyFrom Strong,1A Keynoter StaffCounty has wish listAbill introduced in the Florida Legislature that would limit state and local conservation land purchases must be opposed, Monroe County commissioners agreed Feb. 20. Some genius in Tallahassee filed Senate Bill 584, said County Commissioner Danny Kolhage, which would invalidate everything were doing with the Land Authority [which acquires environmentally sensitive land and everything else. The Legislature started its two-month session on Tuesday.SB 584, by state Sen. Bill Hays (R-Lake County), would require the state and local governments to compile annual inventories of all land they hold for conservation. If additional land is purchased, An equal amount of public property not being held in conservation [must be] returned or sold at fair market value to the private sector.If there is any logic to that, I dont see it, Kolhage said. Commissioners added it to the countys list of 2013 legislative priorities, which include:Support for keeping Monroe County listed as an Area of Critical State Concern, which means state officials have control over most major development issues.Opposing legislation that would limit the countys ability to oversee growth management.Seeking money for sewer construction and opposing attempts that would exempt some properties from being required to hook to central sewage systems.Opposing land bill among issuesSTATE LEGISLATUREBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comMARATHON
Wednesday,March 6,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Bobby Dube said the appropriate criminal charge in this case would be animal cruelty, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by a $5,000 fine. Although this is a particularly egregious instance of animal cruelty, unfortunately its not a first for the Keys. In August 2011, a 125pound protected juvenile loggerhead sea turtle was found off Big Pine Key with an aluminum spear, fired from a high-powered spear gun, protruding from her head. Three months before that, a butchered sea turtle was found in a Big Pine canal and a similar incident was reported in 2008 off Sombrero Beach Road in Marathon. Anyone who has information about who abused the birds can call Totman at 872-1982 or the FWC in Marathon at 289-2320.Bird abuse not isolatedFrom Abuse,1A Kenyon Flint removes the beer can from the brown pelican.The pelican,along with being the subject of abuse,has avian botulism. are also allotted two appointments each to the Citizens board.Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe President Heather Carruthers said Monroe deserves permanent representation on the Citizens board.FIRM, a grassroots nonprofit Carruthers helped found in 2006, has been fighting ever-increasing Citizens windstorm insurance rates since 2006. The state-run insurance company is the insurer of last resort for most Keys residents. You could argue that were the only ones for whom Citizens is truly insurer of last resort because there are no other options, Carruthers said regarding windstorm policies. Citizens has agreed to fund a $485,000 windstorm insurance rate study that could limit Monroes involvement with the company in the future something FIRM would welcome. The three-pronged study is aimed at keeping Keys windstorm rates manageable for years to come, and could end with the Keys forming their own insurance pool. Citizens will foot the bill while FIRM is overseeing the work. Who knows how much more involvement well have with Citizens in Monroe County based on the outcome of our study, Carruthers said. According to the state Senate website, Senate Bill 1428 was filed by Flores on Friday.Keys would have seat at tableFrom Citizens,1AAttorney targets city officialsMarathon attorney Richard Warner says the timing of an unsafe-structure tag the city issued at the old Overseas Liquor & Lounge building near mile marker 49 is curious at best. City Building Official Bennett Cinquegrana tagged property manager Steven Debreckis unit, one of several cottages and trailers behind the main building, on Feb. 14 the day after Warner filed a lengthy public-records request of the city in Circuit Court.But City Attorney John Herin did not receive notice of the request until Feb. 15, and city staff received the notice on Feb. 19 due to the Presidents Day holiday on Feb. 18.It seemed very strange timing, Warner said. Were planning on appealing and were organizing it now.According to the city notice of unsafe building, Warner must file an appeal to the advisory Unsafe Structures Board within 30 days.Warner represents the estate of Joseph Ardolino, which owns the Overseas building. The records request is part of a lawsuit Warner plans to file over the citys handling of the building. Warner has said the estate has been injured financially by the city attempting to stop the estate from reopening a bar and package store there. It was last open in 2008.Warners records request to which he told the Keynoter theres been no response asks for documents in writing and in all other forms of media regarding:All communication between or among City Council and Planning Commission members, city staff and law enforcement agencies relating to the Ardolino estate, the Overseas building, Warner, co-estate representative John Parente and Debrecki from Jan. 1, 2007, through Feb. 13. The notice cites numerous names, including Realtor Morgan Hill, Planning Commissioner Ralph Lucignano, Mayor Mike Cinque, former Mayor Pete Worthington, Planning Director George Garrett, Cinquegrana, City Manager Roger Hernstadt, Building Department and Code Department Administrator Stacy Charlton and Code Compliance Officer Patti Childress.All records concerning city investigations, inquiries, directives, rules and law enforcement initiatives whatsoever concerning the subjects and time periods stated in the request. Warners request was filed shortly before the FBI requested numerous documents from the city, mostly relating to Lucignano. Part of that request dealt with Lucignano and Hill, also a planning commissioner, voting on a matter pertaining to the Overseasappeal regarding the abandonment of a nonconforming liquor store and tavern use. The state Commission on Ethics ruled neither Hill nor Lucignano had a voting conflict.The FBI request appeared to be the agency following up on claims made by Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt, the target in a murder-for-hire plot in December. The murder-forhire appears unrelated to the FBI researching Schmitts claims, but hes been outspoken against the citys efforts to deny a package store at the former Overseas.The city cited a 2007 law banning liquor sales at businesses within 1,500 feet of a school, church or other establishment selling liquor. Circuit Court Judge David Audlin overruled a City Council vote forbidding the Overseasfrom reopening as a package store. Schmitt makes no secret he believes Lucignano played a significant role in the laws passage. Marathon resident Dennis Zecca faces a federal charge of murder for hire for allegedly attempting to pay a federal informant an employee at the Marathon Marina and Boatyard he coowns $20,000 or a kilo of cocaine to kill Schmitt.Warner wants records about Overseas tiffMARATHONBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,March 6,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A 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. EDITORIALVoting reform looks possibleLETTERS TO THE EDITORSave the LaundromatDonna Farmers Laundromat is an icon of Marathon; $4.50 per load isnt much when you consider the cleanliness and openness of her business, and ease of access and parking. Its safe and friendly place to bring kids, too. Donna would even help a person carry in laundry and, if she wasnt available, other patrons would. Donna respects everyone and respect is returned. She keeps it shipshape. Its a place to meet and greet and where visitors could find out directions to local eateries and events. Donnas place is info central. When I came here in 1984 with my two sons (ages 3 and 9 at the time), I had to drop off some laundry. It was clean and folded and presented back to me with a smile. It was also a time when she had a few helpers. There ought to be an uprising and fundraiser done. Seriously. There are fundraisers for locals who get sick and have skyrocketing medical bills. Well, Donnas business is sick and needs help. The city needs to come to the rescue instead of building a $58,000 kayak park to include a boardwalk, picnic pavilions, docks, parking and bathrooms, and dont forget the maintenance of it all. Maybe the Laundromat can be classified as passive recreation to get some of that grant money Marathon has in the bank. Many businesses have come and gone in the past 30 years. Marathon is in desperate need of keeping this Laundromat, as its demise will have a far-reaching affect for residents and visitors alike. Nancy Auten Grassy KeyPigs not welcomeNow that Marathon City Councilman Mike Cinque and the other members of the City Council have passed the new pig ordinance allowing pigs as pets in our residential neighborhoods, we can officially change our welcome signs to Welcome to the City of Marathon: City of Pigs. Larry Benvenuti Marathon No doubt this newspapers readers continue to ask themselves if the Monroe County School District will ever get its act together. Acevedos, tootall Horace OBryant Middle School, unsuitable soils, change orders, furlough days, bullies, CPAs (or not), fraudulent fraud hotlines, alien computer hackers the unforced errors seem to maintain a steady pace.But then look at the city of Key West, the county, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, city of Marathon, village of Islamorada lets not even talk about Tallahassee or Washington. Everywhere you look, our public institutions are having difficulty meeting the expectations of the electorate. Is it all as bad as it seems and getting worse? Maybe.But Id argue that the rapid advance of technology has enabled our electorate to comment and criticize at a fiery pace that is blindsiding our slow-moving bureaucracies. Rather than adapting to meet these changing expectations, many government agencies are sticking their heads in the sand, hoping to sit out this evolutionary phase of our democratic process. This approach is a mistake, and only provides fuel for the no-government-is-good-government mindset.Good government is responsive and requires prudent allocation of resources that have a high probability of creating public value in the most efficient manner, much easier said than done. Sophisticated resource allocation requires goal setting, capacity and gap analysis, project management, regular measurement and review, accountability and clear communications. In short, you gotta have a plan before your spend your money. And you better have a great plan before you spend taxpayersmoney. So the School District needs a plan. Fortunately, that planning process has begun. Look at Superintendent Mark Porters recent bold personnel decisions. And it continues this month with a series of town-hall meetings to garner public input to determine priorities and solicit much-needed public participation in the planning process. You can imagine the varied list of school priorities depending on the stakeholders questioned: Lower property taxes, employee raises, more for charter schools, less for charter schools, renewed focus on baseball, more money for art programs, improved school lunches, solar panels on the roofs. The list is long and we will never please everyone. Asuccessful plan requires real compromise.But there are three areas that are requisite to pull this school district out of the ditch and away from the negative headlines: An administrative performance structure, modern accounting software and a professional information officer.An administrative performance management and accountability system would level the playing field. It wont matter where youre from, who you know or how long youve been employed. The superintendent, department heads and principals will have clear annual goals to achieve. These goals will be doable. We want our people to succeed.These goals will be transparent and placed on the Internet for all to see. If the annual goals are not achieved, corrective action will be taken. If goals are not achieved two years in a row, someone else gets a shot at the job. No more us vs. them. No more reactive management. Now we have a plan. The schoolsaccounting software runs on a monochrome command prompt interface. The software was developed back in the days of Michael Jacksons Thriller. It takes over a week to run a report to determine how much money we have in the bank. We need to boldly enter the 21st Century and purchase a new accounting package. We should account for every penny by 2 p.m. each day. The general public really has no idea how our schools are doing. For the most part, Monroe County schools are excellent. We have terrific teachers and staff who are working very hard despite several years of real earnings decreases, and our students are excelling. Ranked eight out of 67 counties in Florida, we are sending graduates to Duke, Brown, the U.S. Naval Academy and New York University, and we have the most successful Take Stock in Children program in Florida. Can we do even better? Yes, and we will. But most of the stories making the papers reflect administrative gaffes or Internet-driven conspiracies by the usual quacks and goofs. We are one of the largest organizations in Monroe County, yet one of the very few that doesnt have a public information officer. Even the Mosquito Control District has a public information person (and thats a good thing). Our teachers and staff are often the last to know when changes are occurring. The School District needs a professional to manage its internal and external communications. We need to communicate our intentions, and we need to communicate our challenges. Silence is not a productive option. Lastly, property owners have too long borne the burden of financing our schools. 2013 will likely see the School District go to referendum to raise the sales tax by half a cent to shift a portion of the financial burden from property owners to tourists (from whom the majority of sales tax is derived). This tax change would benefit both our students as well as our property owners. Just dont count my vote until we have a real plan in place. Robin Smith-Martin is a member of the Monroe County School Board, elected to a four-year term in 2010.Democrats and GOPseemingly agree that 2010 election changes were for the worst, not betterWill Florida Republicans and Democrats lay down their arms and forge true election reform in Tallahassee this year? Hard to tell at this stage given mixed signals sent by lawmakers who gathered for Tuesdays start of the 2013 legislative session. State Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) chairs the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, which will hear the Senates election bill (SB 600). On Monday, Latvala told reporters that hes aiming for unanimous committee support, which he did achieve on a bipartisan ethics reform package sent to the Senate this week. Ill be working to try to get there, he said, but if we cant get there, I know how to do it the other way too.That didnt sit well with some Senate Democrats, who remember how the Republican-controlled Legislature rammed through so-called election reforms in 2010 that reduced early voting days, undercut voter registration drives and made it harder to vote a provisional ballot (for voters who had moved to a new precinct).On the other side of the aisle, Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith (D-Fort Lauderdale) released a seven-point plan that includes restoring 14 early voting days, including the Sunday before the election, as well as expanding the number of early voting sites statewide. Long lines and limited locations for early voting contributed to Floridas embarrassing breakdowns in Novembers voting process. Florida became a national laughingstock when final presidential vote totals didnt come in until after President Obama had already won the Electoral College tally. In fact, in some Florida counties, voters were still standing in line to vote when the major networks declared Obama the winner. Smith said he has high hopes that Democrats and Republicans would agree on voting reforms this session. I think weve got a good chance of getting those issues in. But he also served up a warning to his GOPSenate colleagues: If we dont get them [reforms] in, youre not going to get a bipartisan bill, and then theyll have to deal with the ramifications of 2014, and us again being the laughingstock of the nation. Heres a plea for cool heads on both sides to finally agree on this principal: Make voting in Florida easier and accessible for all. As Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a House ethics panel last month: The bottom line is: Voter confidence must be restored.GUEST COLUMNThe School District needs a plan SMITH-MARTIN Fraud suspect hijacks Keys firmsnamesAman facing federal securities and wire-fraud charges in New York helped set up more than 20 companies in the Keys between 2006 and 2008, most containing the name of Cay Clubs in their titles the same name as the resort development company that went bust in 2008 and is now the focus of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint.It is not clear if any of those companies were ever affiliated with Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas, or if they were established to take advantage of a name then associated with making money in the heady days of the Florida real estate boom. The man who registered the companies, Stephen A. Colangelo Jr., 45, could serve up to 20 years in federal prison for his alleged crimes in New York.According to a Nov. 15 indictment from U.S. District Court in New Yorks southern district, Colangelo defrauded investors out of more than $2.7 million by luring them into two separate schemes.Colangelos attorney, Douglas Burns, could not be reached for comment. But according to court documents, Colangelo pleaded not guilty and is free on $250,000 bond. His next hearing before a judge is scheduled for April 4. Federal prosecutors say that from March 2009 to February 2011, Colangelo solicited money for a company he set up called the Brickell Fund. He told clients he would manage their investments through the Brickell Fund and only earn a living when you make money with the firm, according to the indictment. In reality, he kept most of their money and used it for personal expenses and unrelated business ventures, according to the indictment. From August 2009 to October 2011, prosecutors say Colangelo fraudulently lured clients to invest in three companies The Hedge Community, Start a Hedge Fund and Under the Radar SEO. Prosecutors say Colangelo used fraudulent performance statements, private placement memoranda and other documents to show how well his clientsinvestments were doing.But he really either lost their money trying to enrich himself or simply transferred it to his personal bank accounts, according to the indictment.Following the Justice Departments lead, the SEC filed a civil complaint against Colangelo in November, saying he solicited and obtained over $4 million from investors by making material misrepresentations and omissions concerning [his] prior trading activity and historical rates of return, [his] criminal history and educational background, and the use of investor funds.Keys connectionColangelo began registering companies with the Florida Department of State in 2006 with names like Cay Clubs Realty Inc., Cay Clubs Mortgage Co., Cay Club Sales, Parrot Key Cay Club, Tranquility Bay Cay Club, Key Largo Cay Club, Inc. and Marathon Cay Club. In fact, if you look up companies with Cay Clubs in their titles on the Department of States website, only four are registered to former Key Largo resident and Cay Clubs co-founder Dave Clark, co-founder David Schwarz or any of their other known partners. Clark and Schwarz launched Cay Clubs in 2004 and operated it from Clarks then home in Key Largo, according to the January SEC complaint against Clark, Schwarz and three other partners. The venture eventually encompassed a web of more than 100 companies and 150 bank accounts. The SEC alleges Cay Clubs executives swindled investors while enriching themselves. Cay Clubs backers thought they were investing in what would become luxury resorts in the Keys, Clearwater and Las Vegas, Nev. But in most cases, the aging units they bought were never remodeled or were shabbily renovated, and investors collectively were bilked out of about $300 million, SEC investigators say. Given the other company names Colangelo and his partners co-opted, it doesnt appear likely he was legitimately tied to Cay Clubs. For example, Colangelo also started a company in 2007 called Singh Realty Inc., presumably named after noted Keys developer Pritam Singh. Singh said via e-mail Wednesday that he and his companies have no relation to Colangelo. Colangelo registered his Florida companies using addresses in Miami, Tavernier and Marathon. He had at least four other partners. Former Keys real estate agent Scott Nyman is listed as vice president of Cay Clubs Realty LLC and Cay Clubs Realty Inc. in 2006 and 2007 filings Nyman, former president and CEO of Century 21 Prestige, could not be reached for comment. Century 21 Prestige was once the second largest real estate company by volume in the Keys. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2009.In New York, hes facing federal countsBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCRIME FRONTLong lines and limited locations for early voting contributed to Floridas embarrassing breakdowns in Novembers voting process. Donna Farmers Maytag Clean Laundry is likely closing for good March 31 because of massive sewer bills owner Donna Farmer says she cant afford.Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY
Wednesday,March 6,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com BusinessON THE MOVE Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe gift shop Barnacle Barneys has moved from the Sadowski Causeway in Key Colony Beach to 6677 Overseas Highway in Marathon,next to Taco Bell.It features everything from island collectibles to pet products. BUSINESS BRIEFSDunkinDonuts new in Key WestDunkinDonuts has opened a location in Key West at 3124 N. Roosevelt Blvd. that includes a BaskinRobbins ice cream shop. The store is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Itll employ about 30 people.Its more than 3,300 square feet and features free wi-fi. Theres seating for 35 people.Credit union launches appKeys Federal Credit Union has added free and secure mobile banking for its members with Apple, Android and BlackBerry electronic devices.The credit unions banking app allows its members to manage their accounts, deposit checks, transfer money, apply for a loan, find an ATM and branch locations, and pay bills. And if youre already enrolled in online banking, then youre enrolled in the mobile banking, too.Also, the credit union has launched a new program, CU Succeed, to inform teens ages 13 to 17 who are credit union members about finances and life.It provides a quarterly newsletter on financial topics, a comprehensive website that serves as a financial resource, a Facebook page titled Claim Your Youth and more.For information about the app or CU Succeed, call 2946622 or go to www.Keys FCU.org .Realtor Mayberry signs up KingGinger King has joined Doug Mayberry Real Estate and Property Management in Key West as a broker sales associate.King is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and moved to Key West via Washington, D.C., 17 years ago. She has been a corporate executive, small-business owner and a mortgage broker. Shes been selling real estate in Key West for nine years.King has volunteered with, among other things, the Old Island Restoration Foundation, AIDS Help, the Sister Season Fund and the Florida Keys Community College Foundation.World of Beer hitting Key WestThe Tampa-based bar chain World of Beer, with 36 locations throughout 11 states mostly in Florida reaches into the Keys when it opens a World of Beer at 511 Greene St., Key West, on March 13.The owners are Craig Wynn and his partners Brendan and Carole Rennert.World of Beer features about 600 bottled beers and more than 60 rotating taps. The bar will have areas dedicated to Florida breweries such as Cigar City and Mile Marker Brewing. Key West residents will get a locals discount.There will also be specialty nights. For example, Mondays will be Service Industry Night. The complete Florida Keys news and information source.
Aplan to ban the use of motorboat engines on a third of Florida Bay waters in Everglades National Park drew the attention of Florida Keys backcountry guides this week. That took us by surprise, said Kerry Wingo, president of the Key Largo Fishing Guides Association. Its a lot more drastic than we were anticipating.The National Park Services preferred alternative for the first major update of the parks management plan in more than three decades proposes to designate approximately 131,392 acres in the shallows of the bay [that] would be managed as pole-ortroll zones to better protect the sea bottom, including wilderness resources, seagrass beds and important ecological habitats.That accounts for 33 percent of the bay inside Everglades boundaries. Islamorada fishing guide John Kipp said the pole-ortroll areas could be preferable to stricter regulations. The parks mandate is to protect their natural resources in a pristine state, Kipp said. The other alternatives to close with no access under any circumstances would not be good. If we go with what theyre proposing, well still be able to get in there. Under the pole-or-troll concept, designated shallow areas would be open to fishing boats that use only push poles or small electric trolling motors for travel. Boats inside the zones can have combustion engines but they could not be used.Aprototype pole-or-troll area covering 9,400 acres in Snake Bight near Flamingo was designated in early 2011.The Snake Bight project demonstrated that resource protection and enhanced visitor opportunities, designed in close consultation with the public, can work, Everglades Superintendent Dan Kimball said. Public comments on the preferred management alternative for all of Everglades National Park will be open through May 12. Open public meetings, all running 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., area are scheduled:March 19 in Homestead at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center, 18710 SW288th St.March 20 in Tavernier, at Coral Shores High School, mile marker 90.April 10 in Key Largo, at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102. The Key Largo guides association plans to meet today to discuss its formal response to the proposed bay rules. Im all for protecting the bay. Thats where I make my livelihood, said guide Lain Goodwin. But my opinion is that limiting access to 33 percent is way overboard. No-motor zones in Florida Bay flats have been a hot topic since the first park rule revisions were issued in 2007. After a rewrite, a new plan was forwarded in 2009 but delayed by federal budget problems.County narrows BPmoney focusTwo proposed large-scale projects in the Florida Keys will be forwarded for one segment of the BPDeepwater Horizon settlement award within the week. Theres no guarantee were going to get the money but we plan to be at the head of the line, said county Mayor George Neugent, who represents Monroe County in BPsettlement matters. While at a Thursday meeting on the federal RESTORE Act, Neugent and county staff BPspecialist Lisa Tennyson learned that state officials want potential water-quality projects submitted by March 13. Neugent said Tennyson and county staff will submit proposals for $75 million to cover a portion of the countys canal-restoration program, and some of the Cudjoe Regional sewer system in the Lower Keys.Under the RESTORE Act, projects intended to improve the environment or economy of affected Gulf of Mexico coastal areas would be eligible.Monroe County has the advantage of having shovelready projects that benefit water quality and create jobs in the pipeline, and can meet the state deadline, Neugent said. Our timing looks good since weve been working on these projects, he said. This is not only a moving target but an evolving target, Neugent said Tuesday. It could very well become a hurry-up-and-wait situation. Or it could be happy very quickly. We just dont know. The applications being sent to the state will be reviewed by the Department of Environmental Protection and forwarded to Gov. Rick Scotts manager for BP issues.The current application is separate from what the county expects to eventually receive from the BPsettlement. This is just one pot of money, and people dont realize there are a lot of pots of money, Neugent said. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,March 6,2013 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 All Keys Delivery All Keys DeliveryWe deliveron time! Light to medium weight deliveries From Key Largo to Key West! Business to business delivery services featuring On Time, same day delivery and courier services! When the Big guys cost too much and the others are too slowAll Keys Delivery is here for youCall email@example.comLICENSED & INSURED Porterstarts search forreplacementsAfter putting three of his top administrators at the Monroe County School District on notice last week that theyll be out of a job within three months, Superintendent Mark Porter focused Monday on a search for replacements. Porter described an open solicitation for candidates while noting potential reshaping of some of the job descriptions to ensure were casting the right net to bring in some people to provide the kind of leadership we need.On the chopping block are Finance Director Ken Gentile, Operations Director Michael Kinneer and Human Resources Director Cheryl Allen.One of the greatest challenges of Monroe County is the human capital challenge, Porter said. Well need to evaluate each position in terms of the qualities and capabilities.Porter said his recommendations to the School Board would seek to give us some flexibility and options and alternatives for how we might construct a leadership team.He described the process as a formal and very transparent process of posting and soliciting and interviewing and hiring people. Porters Friday personnel decisions followed a Feb. 26 meeting of the School Board during which members John Dick and Ed Davidson made very clear their desire that Porter oust some of his administrators after a fourth consecutive poor state audit was released. He said its too early to comment on whether he was in touch with any potential candidates or applicants for the director-level jobs in finance, operations and human resources.I assume he has got a plan, board Chairman Andy Griffiths said, adding that Candace Kerns, the assistant director of business and fiscal services, would have to step up to ensure a smooth transition.Griffiths declined to make on-the-record comments about the decision-making process or motivations leading to the non-renewals, as did Porter and board member Ron Martin, all three citing personnel matters.Davidson lauded Porters move. For both legal and leadership reasons, it was appropriate for the superintendent to take the lead on how to process his courageous decision to hold accountable major officials who had long failed to adequately do the jobs they had been handsomely paid to do, he said. Gentile has been the subject of controversy and criticism, ranging from his use of the certified public accountant designation while not being Florida-certified as such to being in charge when state auditors criticized the districts accounting to a complaint hotline that ended up not being useful. He is in the third-year of a contract valued at $122,000 annually and set to expire on April 18. Kinneer agreed to a threeyear, $126,639 annual contract on Dec. 16, 2009, then last year agreed to an extension until June 30. Allens annual contract is up on June 30, as well. She has been with the district since February 1983 and makes $94,943 annually. At the Feb. 26 meeting, Dick clearly directed Porter to clean the house following the audit findings, many repeated from previous years. Its going to be a major challenge, he said Monday. Its going to be a challenge to find competent, qualified people who are willing to get involved in a district that has a reputation for problems.Porter and the board members interviewed agreed there is a possibility that the job descriptions, titles and number are subject to change, meaning the three vacancies may not necessarily be filled with three new employees.Kinneer, Gentile and Allen, along with board member Robin SmithMartin, did not respond to requests for comment.Administrators contracts wont be renewedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS MONROE COUNTY REBUILDING THE PIERA construction crew from Ebsary Foundation Co.of Miami on Tuesday continues work rebuilding Tarpon Pier at Key Wests Garrison Bight off North Roosevelt Boulevard.The $1,165,040 contract includes replacement of the houseboat pier, along with new electric,water, sewer,phone,cable and fire-suppression infrastructure.Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEY No-motor zone bigger than thoughtTHE EVERGLADESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org D By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Warriors dominate DolphinsMarathon High School competed well on a chilly Middle Keys night, but couldnt keep pace Friday with one of the better Class2Abaseball teams in the state in Westminster Christian School. Dolphinsstarter Kyle Couty struggled early with command and the Marathon offense sputtered en route to a 13-1 loss. The freshman lasted 4.1 innings, allowing seven hits, five walks and three hit batsmen. Fridays loss capped off difficult back-to-back games against District 16 opponents Florida Christian and Westminster. We only had one or two errors the whole game [Friday], we just got beat by better teams. We played good baseball, but they just hit the ball better than we did, coach Luis Leal said. Westminster scored twice in the first inning thanks to a hit batter, two walks and two bloop singles that barely eluded Marathon defenders. The Warriors added another run in the second when the first hitter singled, advanced to second base on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI single.First baseman Raymond Crespo helped stall the Westminster rally by making a diving catch on a low line drive. He then reached to tag first base with his glove, doubling off the runner before he could return to the bag.Westminster runs in the next two innings increased their lead to 5-0 heading into4-4 Marathon hosts Curley this weekendBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALL Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MARCH 6,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Farm fresh South Miami-Dade farmsfruit stands and u-pick-em option are growing in popularity. Story, 4B We have a winner Plutos smallest moons now have likely names. Guess who chose the winning one.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle KEY WEST BASEBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEBroadcasters Rick Lopez (left) and Judd Wise welcome former Conch coach Robert James during a rain delay Saturday night at Rex Weech Field.Despite loss, good vibes fill airLast Saturday night, a Key West High baseball fan his or her interest piqued by the teams seventh consecutive victory, 8-2, the night before against Gulliver Prep might have decided that it was too chilly to go to Rex Weech Field to see if the Conchs could remain undefeated, but there was always the radio. Where else in Florida or in the country does a radio station broadcast every game of a local high-school baseball team? But WKWF (1600-AM) in Key West has done it for three decades. So once again, as the Conchs took on Westminster Christian, there were the familiar voices of Rick Lopez and Judd Wise (he wore red mittens) to listen to as they prepared to air the game from their spot high behind first base, an area they call the Todd Swofford Pavilion in honor of the former Conch broadcaster. Here is some of what the fans heard: Lopez: We have two of the best programs in highschool baseball history 21 titles between them. Wise: Acrisp and cool evening at the olballpark. Lets keep this streak alive. Daddy Long Legs on the mound.Unabashed homers who bleed red and gray, the pair loves to give players nicknames like Daddy Long Legs for pitcher Brandon Presley, Little Stevie Wonder Wells for center fielder Steven Wells, Magic Man for pitcher/infielder Chris Garcia; Huggy Bear for first baseman Hugo Valdes, Ice Man for pitcher/infielder Andrew Freeman, and Mighty Mouse for second baseman Greg Veliz.Lopez: I was driving down from Big Pine today and thought of the Killer Vees for Valdes, Veliz and Chris Varela.Wise: See ya! after Presley strikes out a batter in the second inning. Lopez: Hey! What a play by Darren Miller! after the shortstop makes a running catch.Varela is called out on strikes in the second on a delayed call by the plate umpire. Lopez: If youre gonna make the call, make the call. Through the radio, the wind whips as rain begins to fall in the third. Lopez: Judd and I are wet now no roof. Wise: March has come in like a lion. In the third inning, Westminster takes advantage of Presleys wildness and builds a 5-0 lead. Lopez: I dont think we can go much longer with Brandon. Wise (after Miller pops to the shortstop in the third): You drop that shoulder and youre going to pop out. Westminster scores two more in the fourth and its 70. Wise: The wheels just came off. Just throw strikes, Joey [relief pitcher Joey Figueora]. Thats all you have to do, bubba.Broadcasting duo brings games to lifeBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High Schools Raymond Crespo lines a base hit to right during a Friday night loss to District 16 opponent Westminster.See Dolphins,2BSee Conchs,2BTexeira leads the RaidersAn eye-popping hitting exhibition by Gulliver Preps Stephanie Texeira led the Raiders to a five-inning 13-0 victory over Key West on Friday night in a District 164Asoftball game at the ConchsBack Yard Texeira, a senior bound for Florida International University, had two home runs, a double and a single and was also impressive in the pitching circle, allowing only two hits and striking out five in four innings. Shes incredible, said Key West assistant coach Bubba Osterhoudt. Texeira, a left-handed batter, doubled off the top of the left-field fence in a three-run first inning. Then, in a fourrun third, she drove a Desirae Laguna pitch high and far over the right-field fence. The ball landed on the running track and ended up halfway to the distant mangroves. The longest-hit ball Ive seen in our park, said coach Steve Wells, whose team, coming off a victory over Marathon, fell to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the district. In her last at-bat, Texeira came up with the bases loaded and a grand slam seemed imminent. Two runscoring wild pitches spoiled that chance, but she homered to center anyway against reliever Jewls Castillo. Fundamentally strong inKey West manages just pair of hitsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOFTBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEConch pitcher Jewls Castillo catches a rare Gulliver Prep pop-up late in Friday nights game at the Back Yard.Baseball Canes stop CurleyCoral Shores High School Schools baseball Hurricanes scored the seasons first win Friday, topping conference rival Archbishop Curley, 8-2. Will Goodwin, a sophomore expected to be among the Canespitching mainstays this spring, got the win in his starting debut. Goodwin allowed just one hit in his three innings. He was limited in early-season action while recovering from an injury. Matt Cavanagh and Kalen Carter closed out the victory on the mound. Coral Shores took a 1-3 record into Tuesdays game against Marathon High School, a local and South Florida Baseball Conference rival. Results were pending at press time. The Hurricanes travel for their next three games, beginning today at Gulliver Prep. Coral Shores goes to Palmer Trinity on Saturday and to Ransom Everglades on March 12. The next home game at Founders Park in Islamorada will be 7 p.m. March 13 against Immokalee.LacrosseCoral Shoreslacrosse boys got to show their stuff on the field at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, in a Saturday morning game. It was a good time but we lost, 8-1, said head coach Barney Rich. Danny Whisted scored the Canesone goal against University School ofAnd lacrosse team falls to UniversityCORAL SHORES SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Hurricanes,2BSee Softball,2B
Just when you were being lulled into summer, Mother Nature yanks you back into winter with the coolest temperatures of the season.The cool-down sparked the sailfishs interest in eating again, as evidenced by the increase in catches over the weekend. Most of the action took place while live baiting and kite fishing off the edge of the reef in 100 to 200 feet of water, with pilchards and goggle eyes the baits of choice. There has been a scattering of dolphin in the same area, and we should see escalating numbers of these colorful pelagics in the coming weeks.The king mackerel have also been revved up by the cooler temperatures, and we are now seeing some really nice specimens going into the fish boxes. The biggest kings are being taken on the wrecks and artificial reefs and are biting large live baits, such as goggle eyes and blue runners. The yellowtail snapper bite remains good on the reef, with the best fishing in the 60to 70-foot depths. And there are plenty of mutton snapper mixed in, many in the mid-teen weight category. Were hopeful the cooldown will aid that Spanish mackerel bite in the bay. This is about the last opportunity to load your smoker, as they will be mostly gone in the coming weeks. Shrimp, pilchards and small, live pinfish work best. Further out in the gulf, there are still good numbers of nice-size kingfish. And were seeing more cobia making their move north. As conditions warm up again, the mangrove snapper bite should improve dramatically.The weeks bestCapt. Matt Bellinger and his crew at Bamboo Charters in Islamorada have been catching sea trout in the heart of Everglades National Park. And Capt. Mike ODell had a client who wanted a big fish on light tackle on a cold day, so he put him on a 25-pound barracuda on 10-pound spin gear.Capt. Ben Gardner, of Main Attraction Charters in Key Colony Beach, put his anglers on a limit of yellowtail along with a large kingfish on Monday. Last week, Burt from Vermont had good luck with the muttons.Bob and Victoria Snavely from Jasper, Ala., and their friend, Eva Wagner, had a great day of fishing with mate Neil Apley on their rental boat out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. They brought in a large king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and lots of yellowtails. Denny Buckmaster and his group from Michigan had a productive three-quarter day on the reef with the SeaSquared crew. They caught lots of yellowtail and a bonus 14-pound mutton. The Snyder family, from Chicago and Brooklyn, also caught a load of yellowtail on the reef.And Dave Dickman, from Wisconsin, treated his son-in-law and 6-year-old granddaughter, Maya, to a half day in the bay, where they caught mangrove snapper and had a blast with four-foot blacknose sharks (all released). Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters out of the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, reports the tarpon were biting in Key West Harbor before the cold snap. In Hawk Channel, his clients caught plenty of snapper, mackerel and kingfish. Fishing seminarThe Marathon Boat Yard and Marine Center continues its 2013 seminar series with Capt. Dave Perry, of the Final Final, discussing reef and wreck fishing Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at their showroom at 2001 Overseas Highway in Marathon (next to West Marine). There will be drawings for prizes, beverages and popcorn.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47 bayside in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and benefits SHARK (Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys).Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.c om and http://Facebook.com /MarathonFishing Broward County, which got an exceptional game from its goalie. Cane senior Kodi Roberts had a solid performance on faceoffs. Dylan Naughton and Addison Duma-Kenny on defense turned back several University threats. The Lady Hurricanes traveled to Sun Life to cheer the boys, then saw Florida hold off Syracuse, 14-10, in a duel of NCAAtop-five womens teams. Both teams had about the same number of shots at the net but the Canes could not buy a goal, said girls head coach Mark Hall. Some hit the pipe, some went over the top bar. But the real credit goes to the [University] goalie. Coral Shores (1-3) hosts Belen Jesuit at 7 p.m. today in Tavernier (JVat 5 p.m.). The Lady Hurricanes (31) suffered their first loss Friday, falling to visiting Western of Broward, 18-3, in a non-district game. With so many new players, we just dont have the skills yet to compete at that level, Hall said. It was a really good thing for the girls to experience that in a nondistrict game so they realize how very important good stick skills and speed are. Julia Lozano, Heather Doyle and Kaitlyn OLeary scored for Coral Shores. Cardinal Gibbons comes to Coral Shores for a Friday lacrosse doubleheader. 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Suite 17(305) 289-0028in The Professional Building with Dr. ConstiglioOPEN MON-FRI (by appointment) Se Habla EspanolDont Buy a Hearing Aid Until You Call Us! NOTICE OFSPECIALMEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY GOVERNMENTCENTER MARATHON 2798 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 10:00 a.m.The purpose of this meeting is for discussion and to take action relating to FKAA Capital Improvement Plan, Financial Condition, Rate Structure, and the Refunding of the 2003 Water Bonds. All agendas and backup 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, email@example.com. Published Keynoter 3-6-13 every phase, Gulliver showed why it has won three consecutive state titles. And I think theyre even better this year, Wells said. Toria Rios also homered for Gulliver, which had 11 hits. The Conchs played without sparkplug twins Raquel and Lauren Schoneck, who were out of town playing in an all-star soccer game. If I had had them, it wouldnt have changed the outcome, but it changed the dynamics of my team, Wells said. Devin Osterhoudt had both of Key Wests hits. We were not intimidated by their top pitching, Wells said. My girls were up there hacking. The Conchs will play Florida Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Miami. The JVteam will play a doubleheader at 12:30 Saturday at Flanagan High in Pembroke Pines.Key West is no matchFrom Softball,1B the bottom of the fourth. Ian Almodovar notched the Dolphinsfirst hit by laying down a perfect bunt down the third base line. He stole second base and scored on a Carlos OFarrill base hit to right field to make it 5-1. ACrespo single in the fourth was Marathons only other hit of the night. Westminster added two runs in the top of the fifth and exploded for six in the final inning to blow the game open. The Dolphins were unable to muster any offense the last three innings. Marathon (4-4) was scheduled to visit Coral Shores High School Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. The team is slated to host Archbishop Curley High School on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.Dolphin offense falls flatFrom Dolphins,1BLopez: My toes are freezing. Wise: Robert James, the best quarterback in Key West history, has brought us some hot chocolate.Its 10-1 when the Conchs bat in the fifth. Wise: That was a hard-hit ball by the Magic Man. Now lets string some hits together. Lopez (a moment later): I cant believe he called that a strike. Two errors lead to four more Warrior runs in the seventh. Wise: When you cant make basic plays, youre in a world of hurt. Lopez: Arough night at the park for your Conchs. Mama said thered be days like this. After three hours, the game ends, 14-3, and the Conchs (7-1) have their first loss of the season. Lopez: Not a pretty game for Key West. Our first loss of the year. I wish we had better news. Well be back with the post-game show....Conchs feel first lossFrom Conchs,1B Wagnercomes from behindTalk about an amazing race.Key West High sophomore Everett Wagner came from behind to win the twomile run in a school-record 10 minutes, 20 seconds at Saturdays Archbishop McCarthy Invitational in Southwest Ranches in west Broward County. He started conservatively and was in 10th place with a mile to go, said Conch assistant coach Terence White. With a lap to go, he caught the leaders and broke away. Then he got passed [by Pembroke PinesDaniel Penaranda] but somehow found the strength to rally back. It was the most amazing match Ive ever seen. Wagner averaged 78 seconds a lap the first seven laps, but covered the last lap in 68 seconds. The previous Key West record of 10:26 was set by Zack Black in 2005. Wagners performance helped the Conch boys team finish fourth out of 15 teams in the meet. The girls team was 10th out of 16. Other highlights:Jack Gruba won the discus with a meet-record 140 feet, 5 inches, seven feet shy of the personal-best mark he set a week earlier. He was also third in the shot put (40-11).Eric Vinson won the pole vault (12-6) and Meric Edge was second (11-6).The girls 4x800 relay team of Liz Czerwinski, Tristin Milliken, Catherine Richardson and Raquel Roberts was fifth in 10:45, the fourth-fastest time in school history. Milliken was sixth in the two-mile run in 12:43, a Key West record for a junior.The boys 4x400 team of Laurence Marius, Quanzell Moore, Normal Lopez and Leif Cisneros was fourth, as was the girls 4x100 team of Mecca Hurst, India Woods, Alexandria Moore and Breanna Johnson.Rachael Dietrich was second in the pole vault with an effort of 9 feet. Next for the Conchs is the Crusader Invitational on Saturday at Dade Christian in Miami.Conchs solid at track meet in BrowardBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST TRACKSailfish are reinvigoratedFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn The Parson group of Jersey Boys had a blast catching 33 blackfin tuna and five skipjacks with SeaSquared Charters.
Star Trek fans, rejoice. An online vote to name Plutos two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And No. 1 is Vulcan a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original Star Trek TVseries. Vulcan snared nearly 200,000 votes among the more than 450,000 cast during the two-week contest, which ended Monday. In second place with nearly 100,000 votes was Cerberus, the threeheaded dog that guarded the gates of the underworld.Vulcan was the Roman god of lava and smoke, and the nephew of Pluto. Vulcan was also the home planet of the pointy-eared humanoids in the Star Trek shows. Think Mr. Spock.,062 votes and Vulcan came out on top of the voting for the naming of Plutos moons. Thank you to all who voted! Shatner said in a tweet once the tally was complete.Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the reasonand logic-based Spock, had this to say in an e-mail to the Associated Press: If my people were emotional, they would say they are pleased. Dont assume Vulcan and Cerberus are shoo-ins, though, for the two tiny moons discovered over the past two years with the Hubble Space Telescope.The contest was conducted by the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., the research base for the primary moon hunter. The 10 astronomers who made the discoveries will take the voting results into account, as they come up with what they consider to be the two best names.The International Astronomical Union has the final say, and it could be another month or two before an edict is forthcoming. Now known as P4 and P5, the moons are 15 to 20 miles across. The leader of the teams that discovered the minimoons, Mark Showalter said Monday he is leaning toward the popular vote. But Showalter pointed out that asteroids thought to orbit close to the sun are called vulcanoids, and there could be some confusion if a moon of Pluto were to be named Vulcan. Vulcan, in fact, was the name given in the 19th Century to a possible planet believed to orbit even closer to the sun than Mercury; no such planet ever was found. Whats more, Showalter said, Vulcan is associated with lava and volcanoes, while distant Pluto is anything but hot. As for Cerberus, an asteroid already bears that name, so maybe the Greek version, Kerberos, would suffice, said Showalter, a senior research scientist at SETIs Carl Sagan Center.Styx a favoriteStyx landed in No. 3 position with nearly 88,000 votes. Thats the river to the underworld.Plutos three bigger moons are Charon, Nix and Hydra.To be considered, the potential names for the two mini-moons also had to come from Greek or Roman mythology, and deal with the underworld. Twenty-one choices were available at www.plutorocks.com when voting ended Monday. Of those, nine were write-in candidates suggested by the public, including Shatners entry for Vulcan.Shatners second choice for a name, Romulus, did not make the cut. Thats because an asteroid already has a moon by that name along with a moon named Remus. And forget the Disney connection. We love Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, too, Showalter informed voters a few days into the voting. However, these are not valid names for astronomical objects. Sorry.Altogether, 30,000 writein candidate names poured in.Showalter said he will keep the list handy as more moons undoubtedly pop up around Pluto once NASAs New Horizons spacecraft arrives in 2015. It will be the first robotic flyby ever of the planetoid, or dwarf planet near the outer fringes of the solar system. I have learned not to underestimate Pluto, Showalter wrote on the website. With so many good names available, Pluto needs more moons! Wednesday,March 6,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil or any marking device, except red ink. If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR, LLENE COMPLETAMENTE EL OVALO JUNTO A SU SELECCION. Usar solamente el dispositivo de marcar provisto o un lpiz No.2 o cualquier dispositivo de marcar, excepto uno de tinta roja.Si se equivoca, pida una nueva boleta. Si borra algo o hace alguna marca, es posible que no se cuente su voto. BOLETA OFICIAL DE ELECCION MUNICIPAL KEY COLONY BEACH, FL 12 DE MARZO 2013 OFFICIAL BALLOT MUNICIPAL ELECTION KEY COLONY BEACH, FL MARCH 12, 2013 Jerry Ellis Patrick E. Farritor Ryan Schraffenberger Ron Sutton Jeffrey R. Vorick OFFICE OF CITY COMMISSIONER OFICINA DE COMISIONADO MUNICIPAL(Vote for no more than Three) (Vote por no mas de Tres personas) SAMPLE BALLOT BOLETA MUESTRAPublished Keynoter 3/6/13 Florida KeysBusiness Cards Metal Tile Shingle Free Estimates Serving the Florida Keys Licensed,Insured & Bonded A l l A r e a R o ofin g& W a t e r p r o of in g I n c 3 0 5 7 4 7 8 2 1 3CCC1328509 LivingKirks entry wins Pluto moons contestShatner elated, Nimoy pleased at the resultsBy MARCIA DUNNAssociated PressASTRONOMY Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo provided and annotated by NASA/Hubble Space Telescope shows the five moons in their orbits around Pluto.An online vote to name Plutos two newest,itty-bitty moon concluded Monday,and the winner is Vulcan.But its no sure bet that name will stick.MILITARY BRIEFSMiddle KeysU.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Cody A. Stricklin, son of Robyn and John Mahoney of Marathon, became a Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Stricklin is a 2008 graduate of Marathon High School.Lower KeysU.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Charles J. Jamison, son of Jodi Jamison of Little Torch Key and Jose Torres of Key West, became a Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Jamison is a 2012 graduate of Key West High School.U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice April Fortuna, daughter of Caroline Ramirez of Key West, has completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Fortuna is a 2010 graduate of Key West High School. LIVING BRIEFSSquare dancing starts at churchThe Marathon Community United Methodist Church is hosting square dances in the church social hall the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The first is planned for this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Call 743-5107 for details. Also at the church a study group on the Book of Proverbs takes place Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information call 849-8377.Banks car wash helps cancer groupFirst State Bank of the Florida Keys holds a fundraising yard sale and car wash for the American Cancer Society from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the banks main office at 1201 Simonton St., Key West.Coconuts marks three decadesCoconuts Bar and Package store on Big Pine Key is turning 30, and the owners have planned a party for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the bar, mile marker 30.5. There will be a pig dinner, live music, raffles, giveaways and more.Help splice lines for mooring buoysThe Marathon Sailing Club, city of Marathon and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are teaming up Thursday for a buoyline splicing party at the City of Marathon Marina. It starts at 6:30 p.m.Splicings easy, and experts will be on hand to teach if you dont know how. Refreshments will be served.Fridays set aside for fish dinnersThe Knights of Columbus host a fish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 22 at St. Peter Catholic Church on Big Pine Key.Cost is $14 for adults, $5 for youths. That gets you grilled or fried dolphin with three sides, dessert, coffee, iced tea and live entertainment.Homeowners group plans annual mealThe Lower Keys Property Owners Association is holding its annual all-you-can-eat dinner March 11 starting at 6:30 p.m.The menu is corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots and bread. Takeout is available. Cost is $15 for adults, $7.50 for youths. The event is at the groups clubhouse at 1668 Bogie Road, Big Pine Key. For tickets, contact Barb Hormuth at 872-9647.Dolphin Bistro cooks on FridayThe Dolphin Bistro, the restaurant at Marathon High School run by the schools culinary program, hosts a community dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.Dubbed Southern Comfort,it costs $20 and will feature, among other things, fried green tomatoes with remoulade, gator bites, bacon deviled eggs, country-style potato salad, pecancrusted catfish with maple butter, buttermilk fried chicken, barbecued spare ribs, cheddar chive biscuits and jalapeno cornbread.Call the school at 2892480 for more specifics.Snakes are topic with vet MaderThe Key Deer Protection Alliance hosts veterinarian Doug Mader, owner of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, to speak about snakes at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Lower Keys Property Owners Association building on Bogie Road, Big Pine Key. The public is welcome; refreshments will be served. Call 872-8888 for more details.Church group plans Nicaragua missionAgroup from El Faro, the Marathon Spanish Baptist Church, is planning to go to Ometepe, Nicaragua, on an assistance mission.To help finance it, theyre having a combined garage sale and pig roast lunch on March 16. The garage sale starts at 7 a.m. Pork sandwiches on Cuban bread will be available at noon. The price of $6 includes a drink. The church is on 62nd Street oceanside. Any questions, call Hilda Roberts at 517-0328.Palm-tree expert speaks March 21The Big Pine Botanical Society hosts John DeMott, owner of the Redland Nursery in Homestead, when it meets at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church on Key Deer Boulevard on Big Pine Key. DeMott is a director of the South Florida Palm Society and an expert on palms and cycads. He will bring plants for auction and answer questions about growing palms and cycads.
Jerry Sanchez grew up planting seeds and harvesting vegetables in the farms of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. On his way to the farms in Florida, he passed in front of the schools in Leisure City and watched the children carrying their books and bags.I would think all these kids were lucky, so I would say, One day, when I grow up, I am going to get my kids to school,? said Sanchez, 42, who didnt have a chance to finish high school. And I did.He now leases a farm in south Miami-Dade and runs Jerrys Here. On weekends, Sanchez, his wife Natalia Gaytan, 40, and their three children along with nieces, nephews and cousins sell their tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, corn and onions to a growing list of markets around South Florida.On Saturday, theyre at the Coral Gables and Delray Beach markets, on Sunday, the Pinecrest Gardens market. On Monday and Thursdays, theyre at the market at the Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo. On Tuesday, theyre at Palmetto Elementary and Miami Childrens Hospital on Wednesday.The Sanchezes are one of a growing number of farmers making a living in South Florida, capitalizing on the food-to-table trend. While the Sanchezes take their fruits and veggies to markets, others open the doors of their strawberry fields and vegetable gardens for people to pick their own. As children, Kathy Magee and Charles Burr Jr., helped their father, Charles Burr, grow his strawberries, even if that meant waking up at 2 a.m. to irrigate the fruits to save them from freezing. Magee, 61, and Burr Jr., 69, started helping their mother, Mary, 90, at Burrs Berry Farm in South MiamiDade after their father died in 2001. Last year, they adopted the hydroponic system, growing the strawberries in vertical structures, and they opened the farm for u-pick. We want to encourage our people to know where our food comes from because its coming from farther and farther away, from out of the country, and there are very few local farms left, said Magee, who lives in Orlando with her husband, David, and drives to the farm every strawberry season from December to May.Perfect findFor Miguel Brito, 21, a visual designer who recently went u-picking for the first time with his father and sister, the best part was finding a perfect strawberry. I found this one, said Brito, proudly holding up a round and red strawberry. I found it from a distance and it was just dangling. I checked both sides and then snip, in my basket. Im going take it home, wash it, eat it fresh and save it for a shake or a smoothie. The Burrs also have upick for carrots, onions, beats and turnips. They also grow mangoes, lychee, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, cucumbers and sunflowers. Burr Jr. grows the strawberries with farmer Antonio Diaz, while Magee works in the stand, making milkshakes and canning the homemade jams, jellies and salsa. Mary Burr also helps the customers and makes most of the business decisions. Its a way of life for me. Its my home, Mary said. Charles Burr passed his knowledge of growing strawberries to other local farmers. He was known as the strawberry king back then, said Lynn Chaffin, 59, owner of Strawberry Fields of Kendall. He taught me a lot about strawberries. Chaffin has been managing the fields for 20 years. He grows tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, corn, herbs and strawberries at four Kendall locations. Sheri Hahn, 54, drives by the field at 117th Avenue and 160th Street every day on her way to work.Its my little slice of heaven. You dont have to walk that far to find some beautiful vegetables, said Hahn, while picking tomatoes. Its kind of like my second home.But Hahn might lose her second home.Its so freshThe Redland Community Council is holding a hearing at 6 tonight at the South Dade Government Center. The tomato fields owner is asking for permission to continue farming on the site, even though the property is zoned industrial.I wish they wouldnt close this place. Im a vegetarian and I shop here all the time. Its so fresh, said Neil Chang, 40, a freelance photographer.Claire Tomlin, owner of the Market Company, which runs many of the local farmers markets, has witnessed Sanchezs expansion. They are as professional as they can be, Tomlin said. They have great products and they work a lot, so people like them. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,March 6,2013 ACROSS 1Mime5Cartoon voice master10Churl 14Type of snake 19Splitsville? 20Pointer 21Caens river 22Island group off W. Sicily 23Dixie hats? 26Studied 27Dog holders 28Bishops headdress 29Waders 30North Sea feeder 31Truehearted 32Of sound 33Hams 36Hawaiian island 37Nautical term 40Late actor Berts family 41Dixie traffic signs? 43___ de plume 44Coolers 45Baseballs Powell 46Sea swooper 47Colombian town 48Gun club:abbr. 49Dixieites 53Danish author: 18371922 54Leaves a Pullman 56Tips 57Quag 58Soothes 59Medricks 60Stage lights 61Sings 63Type of candle 64Dixieite 67Bowling alley 68Dixie dish? 70Wedding vow 71Food scraps 72Lot 73Pub drinks 74Wavy:her. 75Ocean 76Dixie president 80Incantation 81Hugs 83Playwright James, and family 84Talks back 85Carries on 86Struts 87Turned on 88Lad 90Play 91Doors 94Romance 95Dixie dance? 98___ for Adano 99PBS favorite 100Territory in W.India 101Haul 102Sheriffs band 103AL member 104Matinee idols 105Problem DOWN 1Crude boat 2Hull 3Nine:prefix 4Certain muscles 5Goes it alone? 6Enjoys 776 Acrosss daughter,et al. 8Actor Beatty 9Town on the Po 10Cut short 11Bay window 12Unique thing 13Legal matter 14Grieves 15Greek marketplaces 16Dixie vines 17Dixie town 18Frees 24Addicts 25Money in Saudi Arabia 29Lena 31TVs ___-In 32Actor Rips family 33Finnish islands 34Framework 35Dixie baseballers 36Plunders 37Murmurs 38Gives sparingly 39Arab chieftains 41Parts of speech 4213 thru 19 45Sees red? 47Magna ___ 49Epsom ___ 50Fragrant resin 51Showed Gunsmokeagain 52English nurse 53Fools 55Norse poems 57Castle surrounds 59Brit.B.O.R. 60Pilot 61Finale 62Bachelors dream 63Chambers 64Town in the Camargue 65Spoil 66Carols 68Abodes 69Stiles 72Kitchen gadget 74Snobs 76Bleach water 77Desert train 78SA trumpeter 79Give My ___ to Broadway 80Winter visitor 82Disentangle 84European finches 86Short:comb.form 87Detecting method 88Cookie 89Tramp 90Arab sailing boat 91Arizona tribe 92Author Uris 93Bristle 95Explosive 96Hoods piece 97Support Observer crossword puzzle Mason-DixonSolution in the March 9 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the March 2 puzzle. Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education)C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500THE OPTICAL SHOPPEDR. BOILINI'S OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon KeyKey Largowww.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MAN SUCCESSFUL HEALTH FAIR Mariners Hospital nurse Jacqueline Gavin (right) explains health-screening results to Judith Allee at the Tavernier medical centers Feb.16 health fair.It drew 160 people who were screened for such things as cholesterol,osteoporosis and oral cancer.For more community photos,go to www .KeysNet.com/photos. S. Fla. farmers open theirlandFruit stands, u-pick-em find nicheBy BARBARA DUARTEbduarte@miamiherald.comAGRICULTURE Photo by DANIEL BOCKSherry Hahn picks strawberries at the Strawberry Fields of Kendall U-pick farm at Southwest 117th Avenue and 160th Street on Saturday.The farm also offers carrots, tomatoes,flowers and more.
Wednesday,March 6,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 380171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-DR-112-K Samson Priel Kolet, Petitioner and Angela Shaver Kolet, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Angela Shaver Kolet YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Samson Priel Kolet, whose address is 2905 Venetian Dr., Key West, FL 33040 on or before 3-15-13, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040, before service on Petitoner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 2/4/13 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Riella Lynn Sims Deputy Clerk Published February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 398949 Notice of sale Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 677.209/210 of the Florida Statutes on March 21, 2013 at 10 A.M. *Auction will occur where each vehicle/ vessel is located* 1984 American Motors Travel Trailer, VIN# 1M7BA02R7E1333546 Located at Galloway Bay Mobile Home Park 1361 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050 Lien Amount: $7,975.00 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the Clerk of the Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559. 917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020. *All auctions are held with reserve* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Published February 27, March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 398985 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessels to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on Mar 14, 2013 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B33221 1988 SER 1; Reg# FL1438PH; Hull ID# SERF9174A888; Located at: Tow Boat U.S. Key Largo/ Tavernier 254 Loeb Avenue Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 942-9532; Owner: JENNIFER CORY WINSLOW 99306 OVERSEAS HWY KEY LARGO, FL 33037; Customer: SAME AS REGISTERED OWNER; Lienholder: NONE; Lien Amount: $14,063.33 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vessels contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published February 27, March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 409406 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 April 4, 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. 1993 GMC VIN: 1GDDC14K7PZ550310 Published March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 410636 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 11, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: DESTINATION/TURNKEY EVENT FUNDING FOR EVENTS TAKING PLACE BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2014 DECEMBER 31, 2014 MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission, the application, and the selection criteria must be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 411514 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on March 19, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. at 126 Bimini Drive, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published March 6, 9, 13, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 410644 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Upper Keys Property Management located at 7 N End Rd in the County of Monroe in the City of Key Largo, Florida 33037 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Charter Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. Published March 6, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter FICTICIOUSNAMENOTICE ReneSierraherebygives noticewillbeconducting businessunderLiftekofSouth FloridainMonroeCounty,FL Notice DennisBoyerhereby givesnoticeofhisintenttodo businessinMonroeCounty,FL asSunsetComputing Solutions.305-924-0046 2392ndRoadSaturday3/9 8am-3pm HUGEESTATE SALE.TOOMANYITEMSTO LIST.LIFETIMEOF TREASURES.KEYLARGO Marathon/Flamingo Island Sat, Mar 9, 8am-12pm. Power tools, sm kit appl, tackle/marine, telescope, exer bike, misc. Copa D Oro West.MOVING SALE MM 91 O/S Qn. sofa sleeper, wicker furn., 2 twin beds, dresser, end tables, like new patio furn., etc. Fri., 3/8 1:00 5:00 & Sat., 3/9. 8:00 1:00. 268 Lincoln Ave. YardSale20Fishermans Trailmm99OSSat.3/28amnoon Householditems,furniture, marineandboatingitems FIBERGLASS SHOWER STALL 36" X 36" X 73". $125 Call (305) 394-3364. NEW FLOORING FOR SALE! 320 sq. ft. of 18" x 18" ceramic tiles, $275. 45 sq. ft. 3/4" Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, $50. (305) 394-3364. WANTED TO BUY Old or Antique Guns Key Largo Anglers Club. Call Bob Jones, aboard the boat Lucky 6. 305-367-2382 WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-ammo. Any condition. Call 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 MOVINGSALE Sat. 9-3, Sun. 1-4 Call for appt. 289-2224 Furniture, dining/living room, queen bedroom set. ORNATE ANTIQUE OAK sideboard / dresser w/ beveled mirror. 80" H x 54"W x 21" D. $450 Call (305) 394-3364. SOFA Dark brown suede leather sofa (84") with a recliner on each side. Almost new! $600 obo. 305-360-2465, Marathon. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. A PRIVATE COLLECTOR Looking for gold & silver, old coins, jewelry, paintings. WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR, GUARANTEED! 305-743-5780HOME GROWN EGGS to buy by the dozen, in the Marathon area. 804-334-8045FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Colony Beach-Turnkey one half duplex, 2 BR, 2 BA, fully furnished, new dock. Includes 19 Century power boat! $349K. 610-745-1307 AffordableWaterfrontLiving "OldFlorida"LakeCrescent Small,Quiet,AdultPark. HomesforSale$2kto$27k lakecrescentflorida.com(386) 698-3648 KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841RV/MOBILE HOME LOTS FOR SALE, with transitional building rights, in Key RV Park, Marathon. $65K. 305-743-5164 1BR / 1 BA, fully furnished. Ocean front w/ patio & jacuzzi, 750 sq. ft., Incl. util., cable & wifi. Off street parking. $1000 per month. (305) 852-5015. 3/2WaterfrontBeauty Beautifulandspacious3/2 waterfronthome50ftdocking wooddeckandchikeeand jacuzziwithtwostoragesheds unfurnished$1,firstname.lastname@example.org 3 BR / 2 BA MM 102 O/S On canal with nice view, wrap around balcony, jacuzzi tub, all util incl. + Sat. TV. $1600 / mo. Call (305) 303-9889.BEAUTIFUL 4 BR / 3 BA CBS home located on Tarpon Basin at MM 101. One lot off bay, on canal w/ dock. $2600 / mo. 1st & sec. Call (305) 244-7531.BIG PINE KEY 2BR 1BA Upstairs. $1,500/mo includes utilities. F/L/S. No pets. 305-469-0992 LARGO SOUND VILLAGE 3BR/2BA. Newly landscaped, fenced yard, quiet street. Pets okay, H.O. park. $1800/mo. + util. F/L/S Call (516) 655-5321 MARATHON 2 BR, 1.5 BA, family room, living room, bathrooms. Quiet location with watrview! $1100/mo F/L/S. 305-743-5623 MM 103 B/S 2 BR / 2 BA Scrned. porch, 35 dock. Furn. opt. No smoking / no pets. Yearly lease. F/L/S $1250 / mo. + util. (786) 302-7020 MM106 5 Bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths (2 master bdrms). 120 dock. Available 4/1. $2600/mo, F/L/S. 954-290-1444TAVERNIER MM 90 4BR/ 3BA. WATERFRONT! 3BR/2BA up, 1BR/1BA down w/ rec room & bar. Concrete dock w/ davits. Fenced yd. $2900 / mo. (305) 984-1029.KCB, Furn 2/2 Waterfront Half duplex. $1,450 per mo. F/L/S. Non-smoking. No cats. Lynn Goodwin, Key Colony Beach Realty, 305-923-9487Bonefish Towers! Grd floor condo in Mrthn. 2/2, Ocean view! 2 screen porches, W/D, Everything included except phone & lights. Many amenities! $2000/mo 289-1069KEY COLONY BEACH 1 bd/1 ba condo. Available March 1st. Utilities included. $1200/mo. 743-0173 email@example.com MARATHON PARK MODEL MOBILE HOME Fully furnished, 1 BR, 1 BA, $700/mo + util. F/L/S 305-731-5042 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 FIRST FLOOR UNFURN. 1 BR Apartment. No pets / No Smoking. MM 98 $900 / month. Call (305) 852-5866 GULF FRONT APARTMET MM103 2 BR, 2 BA, 2000 sf. Includes half of 60 dock. $1800/mo. F/L/S. Call 954-290-1444 LAYTON / LONG KEY Canal front studio apt. Unfurnished, W/D. Includes utilities. $850/mo F/L. Call 252-336-2418 MARATHON2/1 unfurn apt W/D, quiet location, front porch, nice yard. $1325/mo F/L/S. Incl H20, elect, A/C, heat. No pets. 609-425-7800 MARATHON STUDIO APT. Furnished, Water & electric included. No pets. $900/mo. F/L/S. 743-0404 Industrial Open Storage Space available for lease on Big Pine. Comml/Industrial. Eqpt, vehicle,material storage. fenced & lighted 305-481-8052 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Full Charge Bookkeeper Summerland Key: for CPA firm clients. Must know write-ups, bank recs & year-end adjustments/journal entries. Duties incl. AP/AR, payroll, record-keeping, balance sheet, monthly, quarterly & annual tax reporting. Min. 8 years exp, professional & accurate, team player w/can-do attitude. Must have more accting software proficiency than just QuickBooks & must be able to maintain complete confidentiality. Exp. w/Thompson CSA & CBS software preferred. Accting degree a plus. E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Bishop, Rosasco & Co. CPAs. EOE. P/T OFFICE ASSISTANT POSITION IN MARATHON 1 day per week, Quick Books experience required. Call 305-481-4301 TYPIST NEEDED $15/hr plus bonuses. Must have Library of Congress quality. Call 305-849-0462 Bank of America Home Loans is presently looking for Mortgage Loan Officer (commission only position) for Key West and Marathon Key. Minimum of two years experience as Mortgage Loan Officer If you are interested please send us your resume to rebecc email@example.com UNIQUE MARINE IS NOW HIRING! We are seeking the following positions: Boat Delivery Person Energetic, nimble person to deliver boats by land & water. Must have clean drivers license. $12$15/hr, 40-50 hrs./wk. Service Outboard Tech. / Rigger $20-$30/hr. depending upon experience. Sales Person Guaranteed six figures. Service Writer/Parts Help Apply in person, M F from 10:00 AM 5:00 PM or email: firstname.lastname@example.org CLEANERS Saturdayin Marathon $17/hr Seasonal OK Call 305-743-8111 GROUNDSKEEPER Full time. Background check required. Apply in person, no phone calls please: Seacamp, 1300 Big Pine Ave, Big Pine Key. Part Time Grounds/Maintenance. Start immediately. Apply in person. Continental Inn. 1121 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. PLUMBERS HELPER WANTED Drivers license required. Call 305-743-3883 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE YARD MAINTENANCE P/T, Transportation needed. Marathon. Call 305-481-4301 Property Manager/Maint P/T, 4-8 hrs/mo. Install shutters, lawn mowing, miscl. Pay negotiable. Big Pine. Call John 414-617-2674 for info.DUNKIN DONUTS HIRING Key Largo/Marathon/Key West Crew Members & Shift Managers. Apply in person wkdays 12 pm pm, or email: email@example.comCERTIFIED HHA 3 days per week, 1 pm 8:30 pm. $13 per hour. Call 631-831-0879 WOW LOOK !!! CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 INVITATIONTOBIDAllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonis acceptingsealedbidsforthe CITYOFMARATHONFISHERMANS POINTWESTDRIVERECONSTRUCTION TheProjectisgenerallylocated:TheFishermansPointCommercial SubdivisionOff20thStreetinMarathon,FL.Theconstructionofthis projectconsistsoflabor,materialsandequipmentnecessarytocomplete theinstallationofthefollowing:Milling,BasePreparationAndPaving OfTheWestDriveintheFishermansPointDevelopment,CityOf Marathon.(Engineerscostofconstructionestimate:$50,000)BiddocumentsmaybeexaminedatCityHall9805OverseasHighway Marathon,Florida.Biddocumentsmayalsobeexaminedandobtained onlineatwww .demandstar .com Allbidsmustbesubmittedinsealed envelopestotheCityClerkonorbeforeMar ch15,2013,3:00PM local time.Anybidsreceivedafter3:00PMonsaiddatewillnotbeaccepted.PublishedKeynoter3-2-13&3-6-13 COMPETITIVESOLICITATIONSNOTICEISHEREBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS THATtheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwillbereceivingbidsfor thefollowing:RFP515-REXWEECHFIELDRESTROOM& CONCESSIONFACILITY NOTE:OpenONLYtovendorslistedontheDistrict PrequalifiedContractorListJobLocation:RexWeechField/KeyWestHighSchoolStadiumDescriptionofWork:Design/BuildRestroom&ConcessionFacilityBidOpening:April9th,20139:00a.m.Administration Building,241TrumboRoad,KWBidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling 1-800-71 1-1712 orbygoingtothewebsitewww .demandstar .com orbygoingtowww .keysschools.com/rfp .Thepublicrecord documentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthebid documents.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreservestheright, atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandallbidsandtowave informalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisinthebestinterestofthe Boardtodoso.MonroeCountySchoolDistrictPurchasingDepartment PublishedKeynoter2/20/13,2/27/13and3/6/13 PUBLICHEARING NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVE BIDDERSTHATtheMonroeCountySchoolDistrict willbeholdingapublichearingforthefollowing: RFP515-REXWEECHFIELDRESTROOM& CONCESSIONFACILITY MANDATORYPRE-BIDCONFERENCE NOTE:OpenONLYtovendorslistedontheDistrict PrequalifiedContractorList LOCATION:REXWEECHFIELD, 1244GLYNNR.ARCHERJR.DRIVE,KW,FL TIME:11:00A.M. PublicHearingwillbetodiscussRFP515procedures, rulesandpoliciesaswellasreviewthesite.Please contactSuanneLeewithanyquestionsregarding thishearing.Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or (305)293-1400Ext53360. PublishedKeynoter2-27-13&3-6-13 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Subscriptions 743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,March 6,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: WEAREEXPANDING! VisitingNurseAssociation& HospiceoftheFloridaKeysis hiringinourUpperKeysoffice. IfyouareanRN,LPN,PT,OT, PTA,CNA,HHAor Homemaker/Companionand youarelookingforafulfilling careerinhomehealthand hospicecare-pleaseclick, emailorvisittolearnmoreand apply. firstname.lastname@example.org www.vnahospicekeys.org 92001Overseashighway (Tavernier) Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is looking to fill a P/T bath house/housekeeping position. Apply in person MM 33. 305-872-2351 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. RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Front Desk Reservationist Marathon, 305-797-1707 HOUSEKEEPEROCEAN HOUSE is seeking a housekeeper. Must be able to work independently & perform all aspects of providing a very clean room for our guests. Apply in person @ 82885 Old Hwy., Islamorada or call (305) 664-4844. 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 PADI Open Water Instructors Front Desk Call for appointment with resume. Denise 305-743-2444 Captain Hooks Dive CenterPRE-SCHOOL TEACHER In Marathon. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Willing to take 40 hr. online classes with possibility of CDA classes to follow. Barbara, 305-743-3517EXPERIENCED 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 KITCHEN HELP,applyatKING SEAFOOD10925Overseas HWY.Marathon.305-9239633 firstname.lastname@example.org NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. WORK ON THE OCEAN Cabana Breezes now hiring: HOSTESS SERVERS LINE COOKS Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair technician. Must have valid drivers license and tools! Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 MECHANIC FOR HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT Must have valid drivers license. Apply in person with resume:210 20th St, MarathonP/T MAINTENANCE Experiencd only, Marathon /KCB area. Send resume to Maintenance Position, C/O Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Fl 33050P/T SECURITY GUARD neededin Marathon. Weekend work. 305-684-0033 TRUCK DRIVER Must have valid drivers licence with CDL. P/T or F/T. Drug free workplace. Apply: 210 20th St, Marathon 12 SKIFF With 20 HP Suzuki 4 stroke, 2013 with 6 YR. warranty. $2800. Call Dan, 305-296-720017 HEWES 2000 w/115 hp Yamaha 2 stroke engine. Less than 400 hrs. Incl poling stand, backrest, pole, livewell, lrg 10" GPS. Ex cond! $7500. 937-478-7111, Islamorada1987 2550 Tiara Pursuit Walk Around with twin 150 1987 Yamahas, 560 hours. $6500. 305-587-0814, Marathon 1990GradyWhite Gulfstream 1990GradyWhite Gulfstreamwalkaround.Twin 150Yamahaengines,low enginehours.hardtop978-270 -email@example.com 23 SEAWAY CC, new 150 HP Excellent cond. With trailer. All GC equip. $9,000. 305-7120303 See Marine Misc ad for: pumps, shopsmith, bait freezer 30 CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handymans Special Great Liveaboard! $3000. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 40 SEDAN TRAWLER 6 cylinder Perkins diesel. Spacious. Ready to go. $55,000. 305-942-0805 44MarineTrader Trawler Sedan Flybridge, 1979. Diesels, A/C, live aboard. $49,000 Marathon 843-4468820 or 804-456-0251 DolphinResearchCenter currentlyhasanexcitingcareeropportunityfora full-timepositionintheAccountingDepartment.Reportsdirectlytoseniormgmt,positionisresponsibleforaccuracy,integrity&timelinessoforganizationsfinancial&accountingrecords,reporting&disclosure.Dutiesincludepreparationof monthly&year-endfinancialstatements&analysis,cashmgmt,budgeting/ forecasting,capitalbudgeting/depreciation,&mgmtreporting.Positionsupervises astaff,isdirectlyresponsibleforA/P&A/R,InventoryMgmt,Bank Reconciliations&Payroll.Successfulcandidatewillbeahands-onself-starter abletoworkeffectivelyinteam-orientedenvironment&familiarw/allaspectsof generalaccounting,&financialreporting&analysis.BachelorsDegreein Accounting&5-8yrsrelatedexp(orequivalentexp)isrequired.KnowledgeofMAS200preferred.CPAand/ornon-profitexperienceaplus.Shouldhaveexperience inmanagementwithgoodpeopleskills.Benefitsincludemedicalinsurance,401(k), vacationandpaidholidays. Jobdescriptionavailableatwww .dolphins.or g .E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org g EOE DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTER58901O/SHwy.,GrassyKey,FLTeachingLearningCaring MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. AdultClinical ServicesCoordinator Supervisesadultmental health,substanceabuseand criminaljusticeprograms. FloridaClinicalLicense Required(LMHC,LMFT, LCSW),FloridaQualified Supervisorandmust havethreeyears supervisoryexperience. Full-time. RN-Marathon Inpatient,Full-Time. BehavioralHealth Technician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit Part-Time BehavioralHealth Therapists Providingservicesto childrenandfamiliesat schools,clienthomesandin theMiddleandLowerKeys communities.Mastersrequired;Licensedpreferred.Full-Time. SubstanceAbuse Counselors ForJailIncarceration ProgramatMonroeCounty DetentionCenterinKey West.BachelorsinHuman Servicesrequired.CAP andBilingualpreferred. Full-Time. CaseManagerCoordinatingandProviding servicestoadultsandchildren intheMiddleKeys.Bachelors inHumanServiceFieldand 1yearexperiencerequired. Full-Time.ARNP-MarathonFloridalicensedto provideinpatientcoverage 2-3weekendspermonth.Allapplicantsmustsubmit: 1)Resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Sendresumeto hr -email@example.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotapply FrontDeskReceptionist,FullTimeCareermindedprofessionalwithafriendlysmile andexcellentpeopleskillsneededforbusy veterinaryoffice.Goodtelephoneskillsandthe abilitytomultitaskareessentialtothisposition. Computerexperienceisrequired.Shifthoursvary between7:30amand6:00pmMonday-Friday withsomeSaturdaysandSundaysincluded. Salarybasedonexperience.Pleaseapply atMarathonVeterinaryHospitalat 11187OverseasHwy orcall305-743-7099 ApplyinpersonMon-Fri11-5 Alsocanemailinfotosales@uniquemarine.comFormoreinforeadjobdescriptionsunderemploymentsection NOW HIRING!BoatDeliveryPersonServiceOutboardTech./RiggerSalesPersonServiceWriter/PartsHelp ExecutiveDirectorGoodHealthClinic,afreemedicalclinicinTavernier,Florida(Upper Keys),isseekinganexperiencedadministratortobecomeitsnext ExecutiveDirector.Educationorexperienceequivalenttoa Bachelorsdegreeinhealthorhumanservicesrelatedfieldis required;Mastersdegreepreferred.Musthaveatleast5yearsof successfulexperienceinnonprofitadministration,finance,volunteer management,fundraising,marketing,andcommunityrelations. Salaryandbenefitscommensuratewiththeposition.Sendcover firstname.lastname@example.org .Notelephonecalls, please.Mailedorfaxedapplicationswillnotbeaccepted. Deadline:March15,2013. ERRegistration/AdmittingClerkRegisteredNursesEchocardiographTech(PRN)MedicalTechnologist AccountingManager PharmacyTechP/T MedicalLabTech Applyonlineat: http://www .f isher menshospital.or g FishermansCommunityHospitalis locatedinMarathon,FLE.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify CoralReefParkCo. JohnPennekampDivisionIsseeking: PartTimeBoatRental PartTimeScubaInstructor (PadiCertified) PartTimeSnorkelBoatDiveMaster FTNarrator PartTimeSnorkelShed FullTimeandPartTime ReservationistPickupApplicationsat RangersStation (305-451-6301) DolphinResearchCenter Isseekinganenthusiasticindividualwithamasters degree(bachelorsdegreeataminimum)inlibrary/informationsciences/studies toheadourcollegiatelibrary.Positionresponsibleformaintaining/updatingorganizationslibrary,includingbooks,electronic&hardcopyjournalpublications,educational&researchdocuments,audiovisual&othermaterials.Alsoresponsibleforassistingourscientists,faculty&collegestudentswithliteraturesearches&informationcomposition,theuseoflibraryinformationresources,rules&services.Positionmayincludevariousadministrativeresponsibilitiestohelpotherareasof DRC,includingcollegeadmissions&grantwork.Salary$25k/Year. Benefits includemedicalinsurance,401(k),vacationandpaidholidays. Jobdescription availableatwww .dolphins.or g .Eemail@example.com g EOE DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTER58901O/SHwy.,GrassyKey,FLTeachingLearningCaring DolphinResearchCenter hasafull-time positionforaMembershipAssistant.Successful candidatewillberesponsible,organized,motivated, self-directedindividualabletoworkeffectivelyin team-orientedenvironment&maintainhighlevel ofconfidentialityandwantsacareerinfundraising fornon-profitorganizations.Excellentoral/written communications,computerskillsincluding experienceusingdatabases,spreadsheets&financial softwarearerequired. Benefitsincludemedical insurance,401(k),vacationandpaidholidays .Job descriptionavailableatwww .dolphins.or g .E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org g EOEDOLPHINRESEARCHCENTER58901O/SHwy.,GrassyKey,FLTeachingLearningCaring MARA THON Delivernewspapers 7daysaweekbetween4a.m.and7a.m. Profitsupto $500aweek. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. NewspaperCarrierWanted TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. 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Wednesday,March 6,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 24 Wellcraft Offshore 1995 C.C., w/2004 225hp Merc, boat restored, always on lift, must see to apprec! Asking $17,000 305-923-9207 or 942-6434 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RE or auto Free dockage. 305-942-3055 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 PRISTINE!!!! One Owner Mako 252 C.C. Twin 150 Mercury Optimax. No bottom paint! Many options. An Absolute Must See! $29,900 Owner,305-289-1696 24 Columbia Sailboat 1968 New: roller furling, O/B motor. Good liveaboard. $4,200 OBO. MM 99 oceanside. Dockage available. 305-942-3055 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE or leasein Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incl. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 LOOKING FOR A T-TOP ANY CONDITION 315-783-9740 or 315-222-6180 1 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada 2 OCEAN KAYAKS 9 Frenzy with back rests, paddles & seat cushions, $400 each. Call (305) 394-1610. 3" Trash pump, new engine $300. Shopsmith, exc cond $35. Bait freezer, exc cond $40. Aerator pump w/ extra motor $120. 305-712-0303 40 DORADO Lobster/Crab boat. 3406 Cat, 580 HP, fully loaded electronics & hydraulics Ready to Lobster! Reduced! $87K obo. 305-393-1415. MM 103 O/S 1 BR / 1 BA In marina. $500 / month + electricity. Call (305) 905-6867 for more information. All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/C Marathon A/C & Appliances Sales & fast & reliable service! Lic# CAC017490 743-5051 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 CABINETS FREDS BEDS Kitchen Korner Real wood cabinets with particle board prices 743-7277 CHILDCARE Demming Family Childcare "Where Children Come First". 421 110 St., Mrthn 743-9619 Computer Networking Teal Tech, Inc. (Lic & Ins) Computer Network Wireless Kim@tealTech.net; 481-6981 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Deco coatings,concrete stamping epoxy floors & stained pavers. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Lic#sp3136. 305-923-0654 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Entertainment SAM THE D.J. "We Have the Beat To Move Your Feet" (305) 743-9619 www.samthedj.com Marine Construction Are your timbers sagging? Docks & seawalls, etc. Maraton Marine Construction, Lic #ENG232 289-7359 PAINTINGNew Life Painting Painting Concrete Carpentry Repairs. 23 years! Lic#3587 305-849-0293 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 Stump Grinding Stump Grinding & Fence repair Lic. 1204. 872-9877 REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign 292-2682 Swimming Pools-Fazoli B ros. Pool Cleaning Repair New Construction Remod Maint Lic#cpc1457751 849-8063 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 Window Cleaning A-WaX Floor & Window Cleaning Res. & Comml Lic & Ins. Free Est. 305-834-1842 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! 852-3216 743-5551 FREE SALE KIT with 2 or 3 day ad! Call today for Details & Deadlines YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,March 6,2013 UPPER KEYS VETERINARY HOSPITAL DR. ROBERT FOLEYDR. KIMBERLY GREENE DR. IRENE FLEGEL 87801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 305-852-3665 www.upperkeysvet.com Joyful Pet Sitters T h a n k s our pets and owners for their loyaltyLicensed & Bonded CheapShots & CheapShots PlusLow Cost High Quality Veterinary ServicesVaccine Pkgs starting at $38Dentals starting at $85Cat neuters $45Dog neuters starting at $65 In town March 9 March 12 Marathon to Key West Call for appointment:(305) 390-0325 or (863) 414-8677 www.Cheapshots.us 13205 Overseas HwyMarathon, Florida(Behind the Holiday Inn Express & Suites)Hours of operation 11am to 10pm289-1332 DOT P DOT P ALM, ALM, Inc Inc .743-3090 WWW.DOTPALMS.COM FREE MULCH LICENSED (SP3636)& INSURED FREE ESTIMATES Voted Best Landscaper Celebrating 10 Years! CHARLIE is a male Domestic Short Hair. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 MOJO is an adult Pit mix. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 TURK is a senior black and white cat. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 BAILEY is a 6 month old male yellow lab/shepherd mix. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 KONA is a year old neutered male shepherd/terrier mix. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 LEONARD is a 9 month old neutered male orange kitty. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 MERCEDES is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 SPUTNIK is a young adult male Short-Coat Chihuahua Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 VALENTINO is an adult male Domestic Shorthair Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 DEXTER is a young gray and white male. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 FRED is a young black male. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SMOKEY is a young male Russian Blue. Available at Fo rgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520