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778679022222 Classifieds . . .6B Living . . . .3B Business . . .7A Obituaries . . .2A Opinion . . .6A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .5AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,MARCH 16,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.22 25 CENTS TouchdownNew York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow brought his faith message to Islamorada Christian School last Sunday, 1B Color & ClothArtist Avis Collins Robinson explores Americas slave history and how it shaped American history in an exhibit that opens March 21 at The Studios of Key West, 4B Member FDICEqual Housing Lender Need A Loan? Call Us! 305-296-8535 KeysBank.com AniMadruga (305) 308-3210NMLS#: 812674 BrianBarroso (305) 393-4669NMLS#: 812460 KurtLewin (305) 304-4187NMLS#: 812476 Smith (305) 942-4821NMLS#: 518207 LoriBailey (305) 304-6991NMLS#: 812459 Gambling raids expandingPatrons who entered a Tavernier business described by state law-enforcement officers as an illegal Internet casino were assured that some of their money would help good causes. Aprofessionally lettered sign and logo on the Gulf Internet Services door says, Aportion of all proceeds go to Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys, a Local Charitable Organization. That came as news to Visiting Nurse Association staff. Our records for the last two years dont show any donations from them, VNA Financial Officer Greg Wheeler said Thursday. They approached our [staff] fundraiser last November, but never got back to us, Wheeler said. We never gave them permission to use our name or logo. We had no idea they were using it. Warrants were issued this week for two listed operators of Gulf Internet Services, which operated three Internet cafes in the Florida Keys until the storefronts were closed Wednesday by law-enforcement raids. The action by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Internal Revenue Service, assisted by Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies, was part of Operation Reveal the Deal, a wide-ranging crackdown on a multi-state network of businesses that provided online gambling for money. The raids come on the heels of Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carrolls resignation Tuesday. Carroll previously did public-relations work for Allied Veterans of the World,Multi-state raids close Keys outletsMONROE COUNTY Federal agents outside Gulf Internet Services Tavernier location on Wednesday.Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWSee Gambling,2A ISLAMORADA MEETINGMonroe County Mayor George Neugent emphasizes a point about the importance of wastewater funding with Florida Gov. Rick Scott,who visited the Keys Thursday to deliver the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner Address,hosted by the Republican Party of Monroe County.Also in the group talking with the Governor:County Commissioner David Rice and Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District Commission Chairman Robby Majeska.The governor urged Keys officials to press for the next $50 million in funding through legislative channels.Scott also addressed the Islamorada Village Council on Thursday.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Trial balloon: outsource?Months of bemoaning irresponsible media coverage of the myriad problems dogging the Monroe County School District came to a head Thursday when School Board member John Dick accused the Key West Citizen of slimy yellow journalism.On Wednesday the newspapers editorial board called for the state Department of Education to intercede and take over the districts finances following a twopart series they published last weekend, which analyzed the preliminary financial and operational audit produced by the Florida Auditor Generals Office.During a Tuesday meeting in Key West, Superintendent Mark Porter said, There has been what I might describe as a disproportionate amount of media attention given to this matter.Director of Finance Ken Gentile, whos out of a job effective April 18 in part because of the audit, agreed that, When we have the discussion on the front page of the newspaper...it looks worse than it is. They dont always get it right. Dick, in a Thursday interview on U.S. 1 Radio, said the Citizen demonstrated a lack of accountability and ethics, and accused the eight-member editorial board of lack[ing] the intestinal fortitude to come out and state their true intentions. Dick specifically accused editorial board member Todd German, who is also chairman of the charter Key West Collegiate Schools board of directors, of angling to have Miami-based Academica charter school management company potentially run district finances.German worked with Academica to take over the 40-student Key West Collegiate on Stock Island and the company now provides financial, technical and operational support along with staffing. Some of the [editorial board] members have become virtual mouthpieces for the charter school company Academica, Dick told the Keynoter Thursday.School Board members push back with vigorBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLSCitizens gives initial reprieve on rate hikeResidents at the 17-unit Lady Alexander condo complex in Marathon are breathing a huge sigh of relief now that state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has backed off a proposed 1,300percent windstorm rate hike for 2013-14. State Rep. Holly Raschein met with Citizens officials Wednesday in Tallahassee to talk about the massive increase. She said she was assured the original quote of $20,735 still a 300 percent increase would be honored. Thats what happens when you be diplomatic. Theyre going to honor the previously quoted premium, Raschein told the Keynoter How can anybody swallow that? We need to look at the reasons why these kinds of rate increases come in. Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers spoke about the increase from $7,351 in 2012-13 to $91,138 in 2013-14 during her a brief speech before Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet last week. Raschein aide Erin Muir said in an e-mail that Citizens indicated the following reasons for the large increase at the Marathon condo: There was a coverage increase for the property. The 10 percent standard rate increase for each property per year was applied. Mitigation credits wereCondo has one year to re-earn mitigation credits By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comWINDSTORM INSURANCEThis thirst just cant be quenchedThe long arm of the law, augmented by video surveillance, managed to catch a thief now charged with burglary after a late-night raid on a beer cooler at Key West Airport. Police arrested Thomas Knight, 57, on Tuesday and booked him into jail on burglary and theft charges. How the case played out makes the story. Sonja Fleita, working airport security March 8, saw someone inside the First Call Beach Bar at the airports arrivals lounge at 5:40 a.m. The bar is closed at that time. As she watched, the suspect removed a six-pack of beer from one of the coolers inside the bar. Confronted, he reportedly told her he was looking for someone so he could buy aFrom one cooler to another after airport burglaryCRIME NEWSKeynoter Staff KNIGHTSee Citizens,2ASee Burglary,3BSee Schools,2ASchool strategic plans ...3A.
The Marathon City Council met in regular session Tuesday and took the following actions: Heard an update from Councilman Dick Ramsay on he and City Manager Roger Hernstadts recent meeting with state Department of Transportation traffic engineers. DOTDistrict 6 Secretary Gus Pego sent the engineers to Marathon after the city received an unfavorable response to Ramsays idea for beach signage on traffic mast arms along U.S. 1. We received a letter from the DOTresponding to our request to have designation signs on our mast arms showing some of our tourists and other where to turn to get to our beautiful beaches. They responded they didnt think that was a good idea, Ramsay said Tuesday. But Ramsay told the council the engineers agreed to bring back drawings in less than a month of what signs along the highway might look like. Hernstadt told the council that he also asked the engineers to look into a pair of other issues: The sun obscuring traffic lights in the early morning and late afternoon, as well as Marathon not being recognized on U.S. 1 signage upon entering the Keys. I wanted to bring that to their attention as well. Its my hope that as part of their analysis theyll include some information on that, he said.Gave unanimous final approval at second hearing to language amending city code for special-event permit fees. The $85 charge was for events that more than 250 people attended in an entire day, but the council adopted Hernstadts suggestion to change the language to read 250 or more at one time. That was very hard to judge and this is a more clear way for us to enforce the law, Hernstadt said.Gave unanimous final approval to a homestead tax amendment to the state Constitution approved by voters in November.The amendment which requires ultimate approval at the local level applies to a small amount of homeowners in Marathon. Only residents who are least age 65 years old, with an annual income less than $27,590, an assessed property value less than $250,00 and who have lived there at least 25 years qualify. Hernstadt told the council staff is concerned about amendments like the additional homestead becoming a trend at the state level. Eventually the cumulative effect could have an effect [on the city budget], but this one we dont see as a big issue, he said, noting it amounts to less than a $5,000 impact on property tax revenue. Qualified applicants will be exempt from paying municipal property taxes in the city where that resident resides. The same thing for unincorporated Monroe County, if the County Commission passes a similar local law. Agencies such as the School District, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and South Florida Water Management District are not included.All Florida properties qualify for an initial homestead exemption of up to $50,000, provided the property is the primary residence. Since 2001, seniors who met income requirements were eligible for a second exemption of up to $50,000.German said he has known Dick for 10 years and was surprised by the suggestion, while acknowledging that he had reached out to the company.People contacted me because of my relationship with [Academica] to see if there was any interest, German said. I asked them and they said its not what they do. Theres no conspiracy. Board Chairman Andy Griffiths has focused his wrath on the Citizens twopart audit analysis, which was framed by commentary from retired banker Nancy Beckwith, who is now a member of the Citizen s editorial board something that wasnt disclosed in the articles.That prompted Griffiths to create a Facebook page on March 10 to debunk sensational headlines and rail against the Citizen calling its audit coverage an editorial at best, news at worst.Theyre trying to take an editorial and write it as fact, Dick said. An editorial is someones opinion. Citizen Editor Tom Tuell told the Keynoter : It is unfortunate that some members of the School Board, rather than focus on solutions to the financial challenges that threaten the districts solvency, have turned to political theater to obscure the gravity of the situation.He said Beckwiths name appears at the top of the Opinion page seven days a week. Mr. Griffiths may find something clandestine in that, but we are grateful for her expertise and spirit of community service.Schools watchdog Margaret Romero, responding during the public comment portion of Tuesdays board meeting, said she was sick of the complaints from the board about media coverage. I am tired of hearing certain people on the board try to wax eloquent that there are not really that many problems. I for one am certainly glad the Citizen and the Keynoter ... follow whats going. Thats the way most people find out. Please show accountability amongst yourselves.Please show accountabilityFrom Schools,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,March 16,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.7867 SUN.8171 MON.8373 TUES.8474 Forecast: Expect mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom .(305) 852-3216 Advertising .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom .(305) 743-5551 Advertising .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . .(305) 743-9586 Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSPumpout services now availableVessel pumpout service is now available to anchored vessels in unincorporated Monroe County waters.Pumpout USAhas commissioned six pumpout vessels to provide free pumpouts to anchored recreational vessels throughout the Keys (excluding incorporated areas and municipal mooring fields). Boaters can call (305) 9000263 to schedule a pumpout or register online for routine pumpout service at www.pokeys.com .In its commitment to improving water quality and providing for a large liveaboard population, the county has contracted with Pumpout USAto provide mobile pumpout services to areas of the Florida Keys, said Mayor George Neugent. Funding comes from the Countys Boating Improvement Fund and assistance from the Florida DEPClean Vessel Act Program (CVA). 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 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 AnotherBoatslip LISTED & SOLD by Josh! Looking to BUYorSELLhere in the Florida Keys? 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Wilkinson, 97, of Key Colony Beach, Fl, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. She is survived by her son Ronald Foster, daughter-in-law Constance Foster, 6 grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Pam Dunn, Brian Dunn, Phil and Courtney Dunn, Monica and Don Larsson, Scott and Nina Foster, and Sheila and Daryl Davies, along with 11 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her first husband Earl David Foster, second husband David Earl Wilkinson, daughter Barbara F. Dunn and son-in-law Ralph E. Dunn along with 4 sisters and 1 brother. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, VA, at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice of the Florida Keys, 92001 Overseas Hi g hwa y Tavernier, FL 33070. a supposed non-profit that investigators now say provided a bogus non-profit cover for dozens of illegal gambling centers.The network reportedly includes the three Gulf Internet Services affiliate sites in the Keys at mile marker 92.2 in Tavernier, at 5800 Overseas Highway in Marathon, and at 5450 MacDonald Ave. on Stock Island. All were closed Wednesday.Asign posted in the door at the Tavernier office says it will be closed until further notice due to technical issues.Allied Veterans falsely claimed to be a charitable veterans organization but instead deceived the public and government while lining the pockets of its operators, said Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger, who launched the probe in 2009.At a press conference Wednesday in Orlando, state officials said that of nearly $300 million collected by the Allied Veterans network, only about 2 percent $6 million went to charities.The rest went to accused ringleaders and for-profit affiliate operators like Gulf Internet Services. State Attorney General Pam Bondi called the scheme callous and despicable. It is shameful that Allied Veterans of the World allegedly attempted to use the guise of a charitable organization to help veterans in order to lend credibility to this $300 million illegal gambling scheme, Bondi said.Allied Veterans officers claimed that almost all proceeds from its Internet sweepstakes gaming were donated to charitable causes.Florida incorporation papers say Gulf Internet Services LLC is operated by Michael W. Graham and Joseph Harrington. Harrington, 57, a resident of Longs, S.C., was booked into Florence (S.C.) County Detention Center on a warrant Wednesday. Graham, 41, a resident of Little River, S.C., was listed as not yet in custody.Customers were told they were entering an online sweepstakes to benefit charities. You cant distinguish between a slot machine in Las Vegas and one in these gambling centers, Eslinger said. The only difference is that a Las Vegas machine has a Play button while the Internet sites have a Reveal button, he said.Charity hook appears bogusFrom Gambling,1A lost due to re-inspections ordered through Gov. Rick Scotts depopulation plan, which aims to drop as many as half of Citizens1.3 million policies statewide. Aprocedural rule change in the system regulating how building are rated, which resulted in their building being given a different rating. In addition, Citizens spokesman Michael Peltier told the Keynoter the state insurer of last resort agreed to refund the Lady Alexander $10,919 billed in error for 2012-13. The condo received a $7,351 bill in February 2012 for April 2012 through April 2013. After re-inspection in July, the bill was upped to $18,270 and the residents paid that amount. Its not common practice to switch or charge more midstream. Were honoring the [$20,735] quote they received and were going to credit the $10,919 that was added, Peltier said. But the Lady Alexander is far from out of the woods. Aletter to the condo from Citizens Director of Legislative and External Affairs Christine Ashburn says the premium will be at least $91,138 unless issues regarding storm shutters and roof construction are addressed. The re-inspection took away all the condos mitigation credits, including for shutters, concrete structure and the size of the nails used to construct its wooden roof. The Lady Alexander has made zero insurance claims of any kind since being built 40 years ago.The 2013-14 premium hike would have increased ownersmonthly condo fee from $475 to roughly $900. It appears that may happen next year unless the standards are changed. Tempest: They gave us a year to work with it and see what the problems are. I think its a fair approach.They gave us a year to workFrom Story,1 Schraffenberger: Ready to jump inThe youngest political candidate in recent Keys memory was among three candidates elected to the Key Colony Beach City Commission Tuesday. Ryan Schraffenberger, 25, joins longtime Mayor/Administrator Ron Sutton, 64, and incumbent Jerry Ellis, 70, on the dais. He was an average of 40 years younger than the four opponents he faced in the small Middle Keys citys election. I was not sure what to expect, but I was happy with the outcome and the support. There were a lot of people that helped me out, Schraffenberger said. And despite his young age compared to fellow commissioners and constituents, Schraffenberger says hes ready to jump in. I dont think its intimidating. Ive been going to the meetings and Im familiar with the way they run, so Im not worried, he said. Sutton was the highest vote getter with 295, while Ellis had 232 and Schraffenberger 218. Six-term incumbent Jeff Vorick received 107 votes, while political newcomer Patrick Farritor garnered just 84. A total of 368 ballots were cast, according to City Clerk Cathy Henninger. I was reelected and naturally Ill continue to serve as I always have in the past, Sutton said. We do have one new person who will be joining us. I know him from coming to our meetings and I think hell work hard for the city. Sutton said he has no qualms with someone so young joining the commission. When I first went into business for myself I was 24, so I feel maybe its a good thing to have someone step up thats younger. Were getting older and someone has got to take over. Im looking forward to it. Ellis, meanwhile, said he is proud to be an elected member of the commission now. He was appointed to the board when then Commissioner Mary Schmidt resigned last March for personal reasons. I was gratified I had the support I had here in Key Colony. I try to do a good job and apparently enough people thought I did, he said. Voricks defeat follows on the heels of negative publicity created in January when his wife, Lula, was arrested on a felony grandtheft charge alleging she stole approximately $8,180 from the Glunz Ocean Beach Club Resort on Key Colony. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the East Ocean Drive resort, according to a Monroe County Sheriffs report. Vorick, 65, was a commission member for 12 of his 13 years as a Key Colony resident. He has said he was not involved and the State Attorneys Office is not pursuing charges against him. Fellow Commissioner John DeNeale requested Vorick resign his secretarytreasurer at the Jan. 24 commission meeting, saying the citys reputation, as well as Jeffs, needs to be considered. Schraffenberger, Sutton and Ellis are scheduled to be sworn into office at 9:30 a.m. on April 1 at City Hall. 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Hit-and-run driver former policemanThe man who police say struck and killed a two-yearold boy with his car in Key Largo early Tuesday morning is a former Pennsylvania police officer who was convicted in 1996 of conspiracy to rob a drug dealer, as well as 13 other charges. Ajury in Bucks County, Pa. convicted Edward Krajewski in October 1996 and a judge sentenced him to five to 10 years in prison a sentence that was upheld after a 1998 appeal, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer article. At the time, Krajewski was a 17-year veteran of the Lower Southampton Police Department. Krajewski entered Pennsylvania state prison on Dec. 4, 1996 and was paroled on March 10, 2002, said Susan Bensinger, deputy press secretary for the states Department of Corrections. According to various press accounts, Krajewski and Joseph DiGirolamo, son of the then-Bensalem, Pa. mayor, planned to rob a Philadelphia drug dealer and a storage locker in the town of Pennsauken, N.J. Krajewski, an avid scuba diver, was going to use the money to finance a trip to Ecuador to look for lost silver bars dropped from Sir Francis Drakesship in the 16th century. But police got wind of the planned robberies and arrested DiGirolamo. He was forced to wear a wire and implicate Krajewski, according to the Inquirer. Florida Highway Patrol investigators say Krajewski was the driver of a 2013 Hyundai Sonata that ran over Austen Mark Alward, two years old, sometime around midnight on Tuesday at around mile marker 99. Krajewski was stopped by a Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy at mile marker 26 about an hour after Austens body was found lying in the median of U.S. 1. According to FHPTrooper Joe Sanchez, an agency spokesman, Krajewski said he knew he hit something, but did not realize it was a person. The deputy stopped Krajewskis car because it had front-end damage.At press time, FHPinvestigators were still discussing possible charges against Krajewski with State Attorney Catherine Vogels office, Sanchez said. Alwards parents, Mark Alward and Christina Lucchesi, reported their son missing at around midnight. They thought he was sleeping in his room in the familys Sunset Boulevard house. They told police they were looking for him for about 30 minutes before calling 911. But somehow the toddler managed to get out the front door, past the fence and gate that surrounds the house, and then tragically, out to U.S. 1 about 50 yards from the front door. The parentscall to police led to a frantic search of the area that included members of the Sheriffs Office, the FHP, Customs and Border Protection federal agents assigned to the area and state Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers. Members of the Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department rushed the boy to Mariners Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Sheriffs Office detectives interviewed the family and neighbors and concluded, with Vogels office, that no charges would be filed against the parents, agency spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said. By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGO Saturday,March 16,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U. 294-2542 In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West 3229 Flagler Ave Key West 294-6292 2 WEEKS LEFT SHOWROOM CLOSING ALL ITEM ON SALE SALE ENDS MARCH 29 beer. He was issued a trespass warning and left the airport without the beer, of course. But, the whole thing was captured on the airports surveillance cameras and a review of video for earlier that morning reportedly shows Knight helping himself to a soda from the same cooler, than later taking the beer which is when he was interrupted by Fleita. Based on the video evidence and Fleitas sworn statement, a warrant was issued and Knight found himself in the cooler (jail) as of Tuesday. First, soda then beerFrom Burglary,1B School district graded lowAttendees at the first of six community engagement session designed to help shape a long term strategic plan for the Monroe County School District gave Superintendent Mark Porter largely critical feedback on Thursday night. After brief introductory remarks, Porter led the 20 participants at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Key Wests Bahama Village through a series of 25 multiple choice and yes or no questions about the districts overall performance. Answers were submitted anonymously via a series of remote control-like clickers; then responses were tallied on a projector screen. Using a traditional letter grade system, the majority of participants gave the district overall a C while giving teachers an overall mark of B. The district leadership received a C, Porter himself received a B, while the five-member School Board tied with five people each grading B and D. Perhaps most telling, when asked to rate the school systems financial stability eight people gave a D grade, while seven marked F. Porter multiple times acknowledged that the grades reflected numerous opportunities for improvement. Its your school system, he told the group, and wed like to know what you think we should do. Following the formal presentation, Porter opened the floor up to an open question and answer period, which did not disappoint. The first questioner opened with: You didnt mention the accounting stuff. Your presentation was all positive instead of mentioning the negative. Thats what we came here to hear about. In recent weeks the district received its fourth consecutive critical preliminary audit from the Florida Auditor Generals Office, prompting Porter to notify three of his top administrators that their contracts would not be renewed. Porter said that was an internal problem were trying to address. We know we can do better. Porter is also fielding applications for a planned 50-member strategic planning committee, which will meet twice in April. The goal is to have a finished plan delivered to the School Board on June 25. More information about the strategic planning process, and online applications, are available through www.keysschools.com District 3 School Board member Ed Davidson called the engagement sessions a new flavor for community outreach. I think its going to be very involving for community members and a very effective way to establish a whole new sense of community involvement, which will pay dividends.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLS Community input soughtIn the coming weeks,the Monroe County School District will host five community engagement sessions to help shape a long-term strategic plan.Meetings,all running from 6-7:15 p.m.,are scheduled for:Tuesday,March 19,at the Marathon Fire Station and hosted by Mike Puto,a former Marathon City Council member.Thursday,March 21 at the Poinciana Elementary School cafeteria in Key West and hosted by longtime former Superintendent A.J.BookieHenriquez.Monday,April 1,Ministries United,1417 Overseas Hwy.,Marathon and hosted by Louis Gonzalez of Marathon High Schools School Advisory Committee.Wednesday,April 3,Coral Shores High School media center,Tavernier and hosted by former School Board member Debra Walker.Monday,April 8,at the Key Largo Public Library and hosted by Margie Smith,president of the United Way of the Florida Keys. Switch to even-year electionsAs Key West works to align city election cycles with county, state and federal elections, mayoral and commissioner terms will also go through a flux. Last year, voters approved an amendment to the citys charter that moves elections from odd to even-numbered years. The last citywide election for mayor, a two-year term, and commissioner, a fouryear term, was held in October 2011. With the adopted change, elections scheduled for 2013 will take place, but the term limits will change as a result.That means Mayor Craig Cates will run for re-election to a third, one-year term in 2013, followed in 2014 by the normalized election for a twoyear term ending in 2016.Commissioners elected in 2009 will run in 2013 for a three-year term eventually normalizing in 2016; and commissioners elected in 2011 will run in 2015 for a three-year term evening out in 2018. Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, also a former mayor, said the move will save the city around $70,000 per election.With the exception of then-Mayor Dennis Wardlow, whose second term went from 1991-95 based on a short-lived charter amendment allowing for a four-year mayoral term, Key West mayors have served two years since the citys fifth mayor, Fielding A. Browne, served his second term from 1835-37.Since 1828 Key West has had 62 mayors. Mayor Alexander Patterson held the office for six non-consecutive terms beginning in 1841 and ending in 1868. The charter amendment was based on a once-every10 years review, coinciding with the 2010 national census and analyzed by a specially appointed City Charter and District Review Committee.KEY WEST First community outreach session an eye-opener Convicted in plan to rob drug dealerKeynoter Staff
Temps eyed in districts backup planWith two top administrators set to stop work in April, Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter on Tuesday vetted a leadership transition plan with the School Board. Essentially the board suspended established hiring policies and job descriptions to allow Porter to hire interim replacements for Director of Finance and Performance Ken Gentile and Director of Operations Michael Kinneer. Porter said any interim staff would serve for no longer than four months. He announced that Gentiles and Kinneers contracts would not be renewed following a damning preliminary financial and operational audit from the Florida Auditor Generals Office. Gentiles three-year deal worth $126,000 per year expires on April 18, while Kinneer was originally set to end his $120,000 annual contract on June 30, but opted to give 30-days termination notice effective April 5. Under the present circumstances, Porter told board members, I believe it will be necessary to proceed in a two-part manner to fulfill some leadership positions. The first will be to fill interims positions...to be followed by permanent replacements. In seeking permanent replacements for these positions, we will be following a full set of procedures and protocols.Adult EdAformer Monroe County School District employee, fired along with his wife in 2010 amid a district-wide financial scandal, laid into School Board members Tuesday. David Gootee, a former adult education cosmetology instructor, was provoked by the board voting to adopt the state Department of Administrative Hearings decision to dismiss an appeal of the terminations. You all are about to put on the agenda the destruction of my family, which youve really done pretty good at the last couple of years. Its wrong, Gootee said. In 2010, then-Superintendent Joseph Burke fired Gootee and his wife Marissa contending they violated district ethics policy by submitting duplicate timecards and being paid twice for the same work. The Gootees came under scrutiny following former Adult Education Director Monique Acevedos arrest and subsequent felony conviction for stealing more than $400,000 in district funds, including cash fees collected for adult ed classes. Its despicable, Gootee told board members at their Tuesday session in Key West. Its political revenge, pure and simple.Board approves interim hires approach for nowBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,March 16,2013 11600 1st Ave. Gulf #15 Marathon Amy PutoREALTOR Cell 305-766-1745 Toll Free 800-366-5181 ext. 6525 email@example.com.MarathonFloridaKeys RealEstate.com Looking to SELLyour property in the Florida Keys? Look no further! You deserve a Realtor who gives you valuable information weekly, responds to your needs promptly and gets the job done!Ask for my free Weekly Market Report. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 My 13th sale at Indigo Reef! Calling all Christians!Come and experience the Ancient Church as it has been for 2000 years!St. Andrew Mission Church (OCA) will celebrateDivine LiturgyMarch 17 and 24 starting at 9:30 amat 721 West Indies Ramrod Key MM 27.5Service in English! Everyone Welcome!Call (305) 872-1453 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org://sites.google.com/site/orthodoxchurchofflkeys/ Unless you WANT your mothers wardrobe...872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine KeyOpen 7 DaysUpdate Your StylePersonal Service Natural Fashions Handmade Jewelry From improbable to ingenious, Florida Keys Mosquito Control Director Michael Doyle says employees offered up hundreds of ideas during this weeks twoday sustainability summit in Marathon. Abig part of the summit was getting information from the whole staff, Doyle said. I think there were 340 ideas or something; it was a lot. The second day was the big, putting everything into practice day.Many ideas likely wont see the light of day, though they werent lacking in creativity. That includes remote control helicopters and dispensing larvicide in hard-to-reach places via paintball guns.That was a popular one, Doyle said of the paintball idea. And they said crazy ideas, think of anything you want...because sometimes the crazy idea will be the path to an idea that works.Plenty of doable ideas were brought up as well, including rainwater collection to use washing vehicles and lower the district water bill. It might cost $1,500, but we pay it off in a few months. We also talked about possibly solar panels on the roof in Marathon, Doyle said, referring to the district office on 107th Street. Doyle said he plans to form employee committees to help implement the most attainable goals brought up at the summit. David Cooperrider, from the Weatherford School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, will help with the process. He hosted the summit on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have monthly meetings for the next several months where theyll help us organize. Its easy to go back to business as usual. I talked with them last night about how to organize these groups of employees and establish goals and dates, Doyle said. Other short-term goals could include switching from gas-guzzling pickup trucks to some type of electric cars to use with domestic programs. In addition, if the district ends up moving from its city of Key West-owned lot on College Road, it could aspire to build a zero energy building elsewhere in the Lower Keys. Key West Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins offered up ideas for such a building during her Wednesday speech. She gave us all types of practical information for grants and energy credits. The goal would be a no energy cost facility, Doyle said. Other ideas included reducing time field inspectors spend inputting data on handheld devices, and partnering with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office to clean up areas where mosquitoes could breed. Sheriff Rick Ramsay has made it a goal to clean up problem areas up and down the Keys. Much of that includes clearing tires and other garbage off vacant lots, which often make for fertile mosquito breeding grounds. It exceeded my expectations, Doyle said. The job now is to whittle down which projects we can do quickly and which ones are long term, and decide which ones well put in this years budget and which ones will be for future years.Remote-control aerial devices, solar among ideasBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL OUR SCHOOLSEx-teacher arrested, barred from schoolAformer Monroe County schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with felony battery after a March 6 fracas with staff at Marathon High School. Richard Shane Couty, 39, of Duck Key was charged with battery on a school employee, a third-degree felony. Couty also was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. He was released Wednesday after posting a $10,000 bond. Countys children are enrolled at Marathon High School. Sgt. Glenn Test of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office wrote in his report that 11 witnesses described Couty arriving at the school around 2:15 p.m. March 6 in an enraged mental state. He swore profusely in front of several juveniles and adults [and] intentionally bumped his chest into Teresa Konrath, a teacher and MHS athletic director, Test said in a probable-cause affidavit. At least two people called the police because they were in fear that he was going to hurt one or more persons, Test reported. Acting Principal Liz Logan and Konrath ordered Mr. Couty to leave many times but he refused and continued to hurl profanity at everyone present. Couty eventually left the school office but continued screaming profanities as he walked through a parking lot full of students after school had just been dismissed, the report says. The school principal said she wants Couty banned from school grounds, and will require that the childrens mother handle all school matters. Couty was hired as a social-studies teacher and head football coach at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier at the start of the 2010 school year. During his professional probationary period, Couty was dismissed in October 2010 by then-Principal Alberto Rodriguez. It just wasnt a good fit, Rodriguez said afterward. Couty said in 2010 that he disagreed with a school policy that was enabling people to be slackers. Coral Shoresfootball team was 0-5 at the time but all parties agreed the decision was unrelated to the sports program. Couty also worked at Key West High School in 2009.Police responded after altercation at Marathon HighMARATHONKeynoter StaffFertile ideas surface during summit
Saturday,March 16,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 Meeting Notice Monroe County Land AuthorityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on March 27, 2013 beginning at 9:00 AM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180.ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 3-16-13 Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forMarch 2013Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Mike Cinque, MayorRogerHernstadt Richard Keating, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Dick Ramsay, CouncilmemberGray-Robinson Chris Bull, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: E-Waste Recycling3/16/139:00pmMonroe County Public Works Yard, 10600 Aviation Blvd.Firefighter Pension Board Meeting3/19/135:15pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Planning Commission Meeting3/25/135:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting3/26/135:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Hall Closed (Holiday)3/29/13To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The C ity of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 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This time it is over the property owners failure to connect to Marathons newly constructed central wastewater system. This is the whole point, Warner told U.S. 1 Radio Wednesday. The reason why the estate cannot hook up to the system in time is because it does not have enough money. Why dont we have it? Because they wrongfully prohibited us from using the package store capability. Warner has long claimed the city damaged the estate financially by stopping it from reopening a bar and package store there. It was last open in 2008. Warner was scheduled to appear on behalf of the estate of Joseph Ardolino, which owns the Overseas, at a Wednesday meeting of the citys advisory Code Compliance Board. But the item was withdrawn and not yet rescheduled.He claims the city plans to fine the estate up to $5,000 for not hooking up to the system. What we heard was that they got wind of the fact I was preparing for a real major deal. Usually these hearings are done automatically and a lot of people dont show up, Warner said. Not the case, according to city Code Compliance Administrator Stacy Charlton. She said the estate is not being targeted by the city, and that its inclusion on the agenda was accidental. Charlton said any property in the city that doesnt hook up eventually receives a letter from the citys Utilities Department giving them 365 days notice. After that, property owners are called to a hearing before the Code Board.Charlton said the 365-day window has not yet elapsed for the Ardolino estate. Thats why it was withdrawn from Wednesdays agenda. Even then, Charlton says property owners would not be fined at an initial hearing before the Code Board. You can come in and get a permit or go to hearing. The first step of the hearing is that the Code Board finds you in violation. Then we usually look at the people and ask them how much time they need. Anyone having trouble financially, we try to help them, she said. Warner told the Keynoter the estate would be on the April 10 Code Board agenda, but Charlton says the item was withdrawn, not continued. Its definitely not going on the next one, she said. The sewer connection is just the latest item in what Warner claims is a deliberate targeting of the Overseas building by the city. Warner called very strange the timing of an unsafe structure tagging of Overseas property manager Steven Debreckis unit on Feb. 14. It came the day after Warner filed a lengthy public-records request of the city in Circuit Court, but staff did not receive notice of the request until Feb. 19. Warner requested all communication relating to the Ardolino estate between numerous city officials and law enforcement agencies dating back to 2007. His request came days before the FBI requested a number of city documents. Most of the FBI request was related to Planning Commissioner and Marathon Liquor & Deli owner Ralph Lucignano. That 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. Schmitts has 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.Attorney says citys actions damaged estateBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONThree teens face felony gun chargesThree Key West middle school students are facing felony charges after allegedly bringing an airpowered replica .45-caliber handgun to the Horace OBryant Middle School campus in Key West last month. Charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds are a 12-year-old seventh-grader who brought the Airsoft gun to school, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from whom he got it at a bus stop at Poinciana Housing, and another 13-year-old eighthgrader given the gun in the school cafeteria by the 12year-old. Airsoft guns look like genuine bullet-shooting guns except with bright orange barrel tips and fire plastic pellets through either a spring-lock device or with compressed air. The boys are due in front of Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin on Tuesday at the Freeman Justice Center. Monroe County State Attorney Catherine Vogel made clear the distinction between the kids being charged with possession of a gun and possession of a weapon. Potential penalties range from a diversion program to commitment to a juvenile facility through the Department of Juvenile Justice, she said. Awitness told Ofc. Henry Arroyo that, One male handed the gun to a second student...[who] then placed the gun under his shirt. Another witness called their father who, in turn, called police. That student told Arroyo she saw the gun then became afraid, leading to the call.KEY WEST Keynoter Staff
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Photo courtesy STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA,FLORIDA MEMORYIn the early 1900s,a typical street scene in Key West recalls the bucolic stories told by grandparents who remembered the days of unstructured play (for kids),but not so much the back-breaking labor their parents endured.At the time,commercial fishing,shipping and port services were still the economic engines.There were few tourists and no traffic.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALStubbornly wedded to wrong factsLETTERS TO THE EDITORJoin the Relay2013 marks 100 years of the organization known today as the American Cancer Society. I am honored to have been asked to chair Relay for Life of the Lower Keys during this 100th anniversary of the ACS. When the ACS was founded in 1913, cancer was considered a death sentence. By 1927, one in 10 Americans diagnosed with cancer survived for five years. Thanks in large part to the work of ACS, today, two out of three cancer patients survive at least five years. The ACS is the largest nonprofit funder of scientific research in the country. ACS has funded 46 Nobel laureates. Breakthroughs like the successful treatment of childhood leukemia, the development of the PAPtest and understanding the connection between smoking and lung cancer may not have been possible without the research funding of the ACS. Massive studies conducted by the ACS have yielded vital data about how diet, exercise and lifestyle choices impact cancer. The ACS supports patients directly, too. Last year, ACS helped more than 1.2 million people with free services such as providing them a place to stay during treatment, rides to treatment, emotional support, information and more. Their impact is felt locally, too. In Monroe County, the ACS provided patients with transportation to appointments 172 times through the Road to Recovery program. The Key West gift closet opened to give 25 wigs to those undergoing treatment; that gift closet offers breast prostheses, head coverings, mirrors all kinds of items that can make coping with cancer just a little easier. In addition, 108 Lower Keys residents participated in the ACSs Cancer Prevention Study 3, the only nationwide study of its kind. But its not just the invaluable work the ACS does nationally to find a cure and locally to care for those facing cancer that convinced me to accept my role in Relay this year. Its for my mother, for Annalisa, for Leslie, for Katy, for Walter, for Robert who lost their battles with cancer; for Joyce, for Catherine, for Mary who won their battles; for my friends fighting the battle today; and for my daughters future. I suspect you know someone who has faced this disease if you havent, you will. Join us on the track this April 12 and 13 as we celebrate 100 years of caring, 100 years of curing, and continue our walk to a future without cancer. For more information, please visit www.relayforlife.org Heather Carruthers Key WestPigs devalue propertyThe Marathon City Council, in its questionable wisdom, has passed ordinance 2013-1, a.k.a. the pig ordinance. This ordinance is the result of a small number of residential property owners who either willfully or unwittingly violated current zoning regulations by harboring restricted livestock, namely Vietnamese potbellied pigs on residential lots. The City Councils answer to the violation came in the form of changing zoning regulations to allow domestic pigs, which is not limited by definition to Vietnamese potbellied pigs but any pig species of any size or weight other than wild pig on any residential lot regardless of lot size or setback. Language in the ordinance was also modified to allow outdoor pig enclosures with no restrictions on how often or if ever they are required to be cleaned. There is also no restriction on keeping pigs permanently in the enclosure. This is not to say that there are no restrictions. The pigs are limited to two per property, they must be spayed or neutered and they must be licensed. When walking the pig in public, it must be on a leash but language in the ordinance that required the person in charge of the pig to pick up its feces has been removed. Again, keep in mind these are not limited to small pigs. If residential zoning regulations are in place to protect the quality of life and property values, why are the protections for the many being sacrificed for the benefit of the few? If you think this is all too surreal to be true, check the city website for ordinance 2013-1 for yourself. Think what a pig sty next door will do for your property value or ability to rent. Jack Berrigan MarathonClean water at risk?Is it too much to ask of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to actually take responsibility for enforcement of the Clean Water Act here in Florida? The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced in November that it will enforce the Clean Water Act and do what the state of Florida hasnt set specific, enforceable numbers to limit pollution. The United States EPAs standards are like easy-to-read speed limit signs. But, instead, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection wants to substitute bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo that allows water to become unsafe before requiring pollution control. So, once again, Florida taxpayers will be back on the hook to clean up polluted streams and lakes in Florida. The Mosaic Desoto Mine project is just the latest disaster that may soon occur. One of the most affected tributaries of the Desoto Mine is Horse Creek, the largest tributary of the Peace River. The Southwest Florida Water Management District describes it as famous for its scenic beauty and the purity of its water. ... It deserves better protection than allowing the permitting of three proposed phosphate strip mines, (which) will negatively impact and change the water in the Horse Creek, the Peace River and the Charlotte Harbor Estuary by increasing salinity, dissolved oxygen and total nitrogen/phosphorous. We urge our Governor and lawmakers to not allow the Florida DEP to circumvent the U.S. Clean Water Act standards. Tanya Bond Sara Hollenhorst Bob Navin Dot Camaranavin Pam Sullivan Arcadia, Fl. Another garden successThe Garden Club of the Upper Keys sends a huge thank you to everyone who helped make Garden Walk 2013, Pathways to Paradise, a huge success. Team members, volunteers, hostesses, hosts, docents, ticket outlets and news reports all contributed to another year of significant attendance for our largest fundraiser. Our heartfelt thank you is extended to the property owners who opened their gardens for viewing by the community and visitors. Their properties proudly showcased our Upper Keys as a tropical paradise to live in or visit. And as always, thank you to our guests. One guest told us she has attended every one of our garden walks, and others told us they plan their annual vacation around our garden-walk date. Those are great compliments. Thank you to all who helped make Garden Walk 2013 a huge success, especially our chairwoman DeeDee Barreto and co-chairwoman Jerri Grossman. Marilyn Rogers Key LargoNot JusticeLisa Druckenmiller is going to jail for selling stolen property (and should) to the county manager? He bought two. He gets a reprimand and keeps his job along, with all the county employees who absolutely had to know buying iPads for pennies on the dollar were stolen property, unless they are so stupid they should not be in county government to begin with, running anything. Typical Keys Bubba-Justice. Alan Goodman Key WestFlorida lawmakers reject Medicaid expansion even though state would net $50 billion bonanza and jobsUnencumbered by arithmetic or concern for the welfare of Floridians without health insurance, lawmakers in Tallahassee are rushing headlong to reject the proposed Medicaid expansion that would cover some 900,000 state residents who dont have healthcare protection today. In an astonishing rebuff to Gov. Rick Scott, a Senate panel joined its House counterpart this week in turning thumbs down on the federal governments offer to pay 100 percent of the expansion for three years. This indefensible disregard for Floridas most vulnerable ignores the advice of healthcare professionals, the business community and the needs of taxpayer-supported public hospitals, who have to treat everyone who walks in. Never mind that the states own economists projected just last week that endorsing the expansion would reap a bonanza of $51 billion over 10 years, in return for an expenditure of $5.2 billion. Never mind that Gov. Scott, a hard-line conservative Republican who once opposed all aspects of the Affordable Care Act, finally acknowledged last month that it makes no sense to deny expanded Medicaid to Floridians while other Americans get the benefit of this tax-supported program. Never mind that a host of studies show expanded Medicaid would create jobs. An economist for Moodys said it would create 10,000 to 30,000 jobs in the state over 10 years. Another study done for the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) estimated that it would add 56,000 jobs. Never mind that pro-consumer healthcare organizations have endorsed the move because it will improve the healthcare of Floridians. Even the Florida Chamber of Commerce gave conditional approval to the expansion, providing the Legislature monitors it closely to keep a lid on costs and limits the impact on private insurers. Never mind that a state poll by the FHAfound that 62 percent of Floridians approve the expansion. Never mind that the federal government accommodated Floridas request for a waiver so that Florida could bring its Medicaid progam under managed care (HMOs) because the state believes this will save money. And never mind that expanded Medicaid promotes the mission of public hospitals to provide medical care for all. Jackson Hospital in MiamiDade estimates that the expansion would cover a substantial portion of the 7,800 annual admissions of patients without insurance. In spite of these many reasons and others to endorse Medicaid expansion, Floridas Republican-controlled Legislature prefers to play politics with the issue, mindful that Gov. Scott was labeled a turncoat by tea party activists after he embraced the expansion. One thing they seem to get: Just saying No to the federal governments generous offer would be irresponsible, so they are searching for a better alternative. Why? The expansion with rules specifically tailored for Florida already has federal approval its a sure thing. Alternative plans being floated by Arkansas and other states arent. They havent been finalized and they could cost more. Gov. Scott says he supports expansion but seems unprepared to push legislators to reach that goal. The governor should steal a page from another rock-ribbed conservative, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who after first dismissing Obamacare has now come out in full support of Medicaid expansion because its a win for her state. It would be indefensible for Gov. Scott to back away from this fight. Its not only morally right it makes good business sense for Florida taxpayers. The Miami HeraldFloridas Republicancontrolled Legislature prefers to play politics with the issue, mindful that Gov.Rick Scott was labeled a turncoat by tea party activists after he embraced the expansion.
In 46 years as a commercial fisherman, Gary Graves says he has never seen a stone crab harvest season as poor as this one. Graves, who runs Keys Fisheries in Marathon the main supplier for Joes Stone Crab in Miami Beach says his catches are down 40 percent since the season opened Oct 15. For some reason, theyre not here, Graves said of Floridas signature seafood delicacy. He said five of his boats recently averaged less than 200 pounds per trip among them. In a normal year, each boat should bring in 250 to 300 pounds. Some fishermen, he said, are giving up and bringing in their traps well before the harvest ends on May 15. Stephen Sawitz, whose family owns the iconic, century-old Joes, says hes holding daily crab meetings with his staff to figure out how to manage inventory.The demand did outreach the supply this year, Sawitz said. I have to cut off large and jumbo when a certain amount have run through the restaurant. Weve had to promote other products Alaskan king crab claws and legs.The impact is being felt up and down Floridas west coast.Worst season weve ever seen, said Candice Jolly, manager of City Seafood in Everglades City. Normally, theyd bring in 800 pounds; now theyre bringing in 28 pounds. Its awful.Added Kathryn Birren, coowner of Hernando Beach Seafood in the Big Bend region north of Tampa: Its really bad. Alot of boats have completely stopped crabbing. Our fish house is down to family only. Weve talked about shutting our fish house down for awhile. Thats never been a possibility for us.The Gulf of Mexico-wide shortage has driven up stone crab prices to the stratosphere retailing for as much as $80 a pound for takeout jumbos at Joes market, compared to the $60 range in previous years. Even mediums, which used to retail for under $20, now cost almost $30 at Joes. Captain Jim Hansons Seafood Restaurant & Market in North Miami also is feeling the pinch of the claw shortage. Trey Hanson said Monday he has mainly mediums, which are running around $23 for takeout, $26 for eat-in. The larger sizes, he said, are gone the day they hit the dock. But the scarcity does not mean anyone is profiting fishermen or retailers. Atrapping trip can cost as much as $1,200 per day in expenses including fuel, crew, and bait and this seasons meager catches may not even cover costs. Graves says fish houses are paying fishermen what they can to keep traps in the water, and simply passing the higher costs onto retailers, who in turn, recover those costs from consumers. No one is making money, Graves said. Its hand to mouth. Everyone has his or her opinion about the reason for the shortage: two warmerthan-average winters in a row causing a proliferation of octopus in the Gulf that eat stone crabs caught in traps; the 2010 BPoil spill and the dispersants used on it; recent outbreaks of red tide.Ryan Gandy, a research scientist who studies crustaceans at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, concedes this has been a bad season so far, but hardly the worst on record.I dont have anything to suggest that this isnt within the normal cycle that we see, Gandy said. Its coming off some good years. Its within what weve seen before in down years. FWRI figures show peak landings occurred in the 2000-01 season with 3.5 million pounds of claws reported statewide. In 2005-06, after Hurricane Wilmas flooding and high winds disrupted fishing in the Keys and Southwest Florida, the haul was just over 2.2 million pounds. Last season, trappers around the state brought in 2.66 million pounds. A2011 stock assessment conducted by Gandy and colleagues suggested stone crab are being overfished and those numbers dont include catches by recreational divers and trappers, who arent required to report their landings. Gandy doesnt believe the BPdisaster impacted stone crab populations. He says recruitment young of the year about to enter the fishery was within normal range during the spill. More likely, he said, factors such as warm weather and red tide have had more of an impact. Gandy said its possible the last two months of the season could see an improvement.Stone crabs migrate. They move around, he said. The season aint over till its over. Weve got a couple months left. Saturday,March 16,2013 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 100 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period March 3, 2013 March 9, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppit Key 536 Avenue B$389,000$340,000163Preferred Properties/Laura McChesneyPreferred Properties/Francis Kirwin 55 Boca Chica Rd.$100,000$80,000141Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sean FarrerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sean FarrerBig Pine Key 226 Palmetto Ave.$164,900$147,500123Keller Williams Rlty./John NazarroColdwell Banker Schmitt/Ruth HempKey Haven 135 Key Haven Rd.$1,625,000$1,450,000229Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co./Lezlie Roark 0 Driftwood Dr.$639,000$539,000119SBX Commercial R.E./Terry GarciaSBX Comm. R.E./Terry GarciaKey Largo 500 Burton Dr.$275,000$235,000399Marr Properties/Tom RodriguezMarr Properties/Tom Rodriguez 23 Orange Dr. (*)$37,500$33,000334Shoreline Properties/Jacklyn KelleyMarr Properties/Terry Canto 281 Ryan Ave.$129,900$95,00091Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joe TalamasColdwell Banker Schmitt/Joe Talamas 108 Coconut Row$150,000$135,00062Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaCentury 21 Schwartz /Robert Valenzuela 13 Stillwright Way$395,000$390,00053Florida 1 Realty/Richard SwentekBarbara Eads Rlty./Barbara EadsKey West 1419 12th St.$255,000$235,0001089Century 21 Schwartz RealtyKeyWestCentury 21 All Keys/Rose Sanchez 3720 Duck Ave.$549,000$465,000278Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 411 Virginia St.$339,000$335,000264Key West R.E. Sales & Rentals/K. HancockPrud. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 3029 Roosevelt Blvd.$139,900$134,000223Benham R.E. Group of SW Fl/W. NunezBenham R.E. Group of SW Fl./W. Nunez 3029 Roosevelt Blvd.$449,000$425,000210Key West Properties/Mike SullivanColdwell Banker Schmitt/Michelle Kirby 916 Eisenhower Dr.$949,000$850,00059Preferred Properties/Gary ThomasTruman & Co./Roger Emmons 32 Hilton Haven Dr.$474,900$445,00046Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodDoug Mayberry R.E./Sabrina Acevedo 615 Grinnell St.$1,099,000$1,080,00036Truman & Co./Wendy ZintsmasterPrud. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 2101 Seidenberg Ave.$349,900$349,00035Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co./Terri Spottswood 1616 Atlantic Blvd.$575,000$535,00021Preferred Properties/Laura McChesneyRobinson R.E. Co./Joan Kelly 3312 Northside Dr.$159,000$159,00086Addvantage R.E. Services/Keith GordonNon-Res MemberLittle Torch Key 28542 Maracaibo Rd.$389,000$365,000121Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Rhonda WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 383 Barry Ave.$549,000$538,00095Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Moe SmythColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingLower Matecumbe 75161 Overseas Hwy.$1,000,000$1,010,0001135Moorings Realty/S. Wampler, S. Ewald American Caribbean/K. Shaw, B. BelianMarathon 109 Avenue D$99,500$91,000595Coco Plum R.E./Shannon ButlerColdwell Banker Schmitt/Alina Davis 9 Sombrero Blvd.$199,999$190,900163RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonRE/MAX Keys To The Key/ Team Wilkinson 820 50th St., gulf$150,000$90,000128Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin KluckColdwell Banker Schmitt/Robin Kluck 250 Camino Real$699,000$621,000121Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Karen AngleAmerican Caribbean R.E./Lynn LucasOther SW 202nd Ave. (*)$587,500$425,000974Florida 1 Realty/Richard SwentekFlorida 1 Rlty./Richard SwentekPlantation Key 88181 Old Hwy.$429,000$400,000420Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Kathy DenworthOutside of MLS 120 Gimpy Gulch Dr.$299,900$325,00058Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette MellRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins Saddlebunch Key 85 Bay Dr.$589,000$580,00046Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Daniel UrbanColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane CorlissStock Island 5960 Peninsular Ave.$575,000$575,0005Robinson R.E. Co./Joan KellyRobinson R.E. Co./Joan Kelly(*) Vacant lot Big Pine Key Assembly of God Every Sunday9:45 10:15 coffee & donuts10:30 Worship Serviceat the far end of Key Deer Blvd. (the former Lions Club Building)Pastor Ernie DeLoachFor more information 305-797-5175 or 305-393-9261 March 17 6 p.m. Playing the movie The PassionEveryone welcome FREE admission Business Poor stone crab harvest affects a wider industryFishermen, fish houses, restaurants feeling the pinchBy SUSAN COCKINGscocking@MiamiHerald.comFISHERIES Marathon fisherman Bennett Orr shown during a previous stone crab season offshore. Commercial fishermen report harvests are down 40 percent this season. Businesses strut theirstuffThe Upper Keys BPW (Business & Professional Women) Business Expo is happening Wednesday, March 20. Titled Showcasing the Business in BPW, the 57:30 p.m. program includes business representatives and vendors who will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about products and services they offer. In addition, BPWwill have a booth where they will explain their non-profit groups mission, goals and accept applications for new members. The public is invited and there is no charge for entry. The Key Largo Civic Club, 209 Ocean Bay Dr, mile marker 100, oceanside, is hosting. Their building is behind Capitol Bank and across the street from the Lions Club. Among sponsors already signed up to participate are attorneys, banks, marine industry, insurance, business consultants, health and human service agencies, the League of Women Voters. Awide variety of vendors have signed up for the event and more are responding every day, according to Pam Martin, event chair for BPW. Several seniors have asked about the Supplement Insurance booth, and Ive had inquiries if attorneys would be there. Proceeds from the event will go towards BPW scholarship funds for Coral Shores High School students and adults returning to school. At the event, visitors can expect door prizes, light refreshments and a cash bar. For more information call 853-0907, 393-4643 or 587-1085.BPW hosts Expo at the Civic ClubBUSINESS EXPO
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,MARCH 16,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B RockinJake Bayside Grille hosts blues harmonica legend RockinJake today at their Key Largo stage, 5B Salad days Green Living columnist Shirley Gun reports mixed results with her garden experiments,but vows to keep on tryin, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Force out unlocks hitting frenzyThere will be plenty of ups and downs when you field a baseball team as young as Marathon High School does. The Dolphins proved that this week, losing 13-1 Tuesday to a Palmer Trinity School team they defeated once this year, and winning Thursday, 8-2, against a Ransom Everglades squad that handily defeated them in the Feb. 12 season opener. The Dolphins at one point Tuesday made five consecutive defensive errors during a 10run Falcons third inning, but came out Thursday and turned in a spotless performance. Thats high school sports, especially with a young team. We have mainly freshman and sophomores. We had a hard day of practice Wednesday and they knew Thursday was an important game [South Florida Baseball] Conference-wise, coach Luis Leal said. No. 1 pitcher Kyle Pierce started for the Dolphins Tuesday, but Leal pulled him after 60 pitches to save his arm. We werent doing anything behind him and I didnt want to waste him and we finished out with one of the young guys, he said. Senior catcher Kevin McKeon led the Dolphins with three hits, but offense was scattered otherwise and the team never got going. The game ended in five innings. On Thursday, the first pitch was pushed back over an hour to 7:15 p.m. because Ransom had not scheduled umpires for the game. Acrew working nearby showed up after their afternoon contest was complete.We started out late and it worked out for us. It was a good game; probably our best game all year as a coach and as a spectator, Leal said. The game was much tighter than the 8-2 score would indicate, since the Dolphins rallied for six runs in the top of the eighth inning. The game was tied 22 after four innings and stayed that way until Ransom threatened to end it in the bottom of the seventh. The Raiders got runners on first and second base to start the inning. Leal then called for pitcher Todd Picariello to intentionally walk the third batter, loading the bases and setting up a force out at any bag. The next batter groundedAs Dolphins score six runs in 8th inning stunnerBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALLPhoto by JEN WINTERSNew York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow and former University of Florida Quarterback Danny Wuerffel spoke to fans last Sunday at the Its About Changeconcert held at Island Christian School in Islamorada.They were joined at the free event by Christian music acts Britt Nicole and For King and Country.During the afternoon event,Tebow tossed a football with some younger fans.ISLAMORADA Dolphin boys sweep Key West Conchs 7-0Spectators on hand for fan appreciation day were treated to a dominant Marathon High School tennis win over Key West High on the clay courts at Sombrero Country Club. The Dolphin boys swept the Conchs, 7-0, while the girls team also won, 5-2. This was the first match played at Sombrero Country Club in over eight years. Many of the players had never played on clay and [it] was new experience for them, Marathon coach Chris Bull said. Vincenzo Massaro defeated a game Sonny Knowles, 84, in the No. 1 singles match. Up 5-2, Massaro overcame a 15-40 deficit on his serve to avoid the break and take a commanding lead in the set. No. 2 Riley Durkin beat Griffith Saunders, 8-2, while No. 3 Jake Coldren beat Colin Hetzler (8-2), No. 4 Jamine Guo beat Chun Poon (8-2), and No. 5 Emilio Alvear beat Kevin Cheng (8-0). Coldren partnered with Durkin to beat Knowles and Saunders, 8-5, in No. 1 doubles, while Cory Benton and Guo defeated Hetzler and Poon, 9-8 (7-4). Durkins two wins improved his overall record this season to 15-2, including a 9-0 doubles mark. He normally teams with Massaro in No. 1 doubles. On the girls side, No. 1 Jackie Clairmont handily defeated Fernanda Caceras, 8-2. Savannah Schuhmacher beat Savannah Robinson, 97, in No. 2 singles, while No. 3 Regan Durkin beat Erin Czerwinski, 8-4. Key West No. 4 Hannah Brown defeated Daniela Santiestevan, 8-1, and No. 5 Laura Hall won 8-3 over Ariana Patterson to earn the lone Conchs victories on the day. Clairmont and Schuhmacher beat Caceras and Robinson, 8-4, in No. 1 doubles, while Durkin and Santiestevan won, 8-3, over Czerwinski and Brown. The Key West squad overcame the shock of playing on clay well and improved a lot of results from last time. Considering they were missing two key players, the team really stepped up against us, Bull said. The girls improved their doubles results from the last match versus Key West. They continue to improve with better tactics and aggressiveness. The Dolphins are set to host District 16 opponent Palmer Trinity School at 3:15 p.m. MarathonFirst match play on clay in many yearsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comTENNIS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High Schools Vincenzo Massaro (right) bested Key West High Schools Sonny Knowles,8-4,in the No.1 singles match Wednesday at Sombrero Country Club. The Dolphin boys defeated the Conchs,7-0,while the Marathon girls won 5-2.See Tennis,2BSeven-run rally nails 9-4 victoryCoral Shoresbaseball Hurricanes got a boost from back-to-back wins this week, but lost the teams leading hitter for the season. Senior catcher Jonathan Nub Mitjans broke his hand late in Wednesdays 5-3 comeback win over visiting Immokalee. Were playing much better defensively, said assistant coach Jeff Meyers, but not having Nub wont help.Mitjans was hitting .500 (11-for-22) with four doubles and the teams only home run.Kalen Carters double and Mitjanssingle in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday at Founders Park sparked a three-run rally that caught the visiting Indians from Immokalee. David DiMaggio, Austin Fox and Matt Cavanagh all pitched well against Immokalee. Coral Shores improved to 4-5 headed into FridaysBeat Ransom after trailing 3-2 into 6thCORAL SHORES BASEBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgHurricanes swamp Killian 18-8Two Hurricanes accounted for nearly a dozen goals as Coral Shoresboys lacrosse team swamped Killian, 18-8, Tuesday in Miami. Danny Whisted scored six goals against the Tigers and Jack Hatfield netted five goals.The Canessecond straight victory raised their record to 3-4 headed into todays 1 p.m. match against Palmetto, at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in Tavernier.Bryce Lankford scored two goals at Killian. Addison Duma-Kenny grabbed 18 ground balls and scored once. Kodi Roberts won 18 faceoffs and also scored a goal. Cameron Lankford, Dylan Naughton and Gus Renfroe each netted a solo goal. Head coach Barney Rich credited Ben Colmes for a a great game [including] the hustle play of the day. Momo Schlaudecker delivered a long pass that turned into a full-field assist.Girls on roadCoral Shoresgirls lacrosse team travels to Killian of Miami on Thursday, the last match before the schools spring break.The Lady Canes were 3-2 before games earlier this week against Killian at home and Palmer Trinity (scores pending at press time). Face Palmetto today in 1 p.m. game at homeCORAL SHORES LACROSSEKeynoter StaffConchs play Somerset 7:30 p.m. tonightAlthough the Key West High School baseball team lost, 7-2, at Gulliver Prep in Miami on Wednesday, Conchs coach Miguel Menendezs confidence in his team has not wavered.I still firmly believe we are the best team in the district, Menendez said Thursday. The Conchs, who had defeated Gulliver, 8-2, in Key West on March 1, fell to 8-3 overall and 3-1 in District 16-4A. Gulliver improved to 5-5 and 2-2. Key West pitcher Darren Miller came into the game riding an 11-inning scoreless streak, but he gave up four runs in the first inning, the first two on a home run my catcher Brent Diaz. He allowed two more runs in the third before being relieved by Joey Figueroa He just had a bad day, Menendez said of Miller. He has been good all year long that you kind of forget he is only 16. Trailing 6-0, the Conchs had the bases loaded with no outs in the fourth but Chris Varela lined into a double play and Figueroa struck out. Key West, which had onlyTeam looking past loss to GulliverBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALLSee Conchs,2BSee Hurricanes,2BSee Dolphins,2B
$50,000 in top prize awaits winnerThe inaugural Key West Sailfish Championship, scheduled April 3-7, offers substantial cash prizes in both professional and nonprofessional divisions. Captains, mates and professional anglers can compete in the pro division, with the team that releases the most sailfish taking home $50,000. Acash prize of $15,000 is slated for the second-place team and $10,000 awaits the team in third place. Prize amounts are based on a paid field of 42 boats. In the nonprofessional anglers division, the team with the most releases can earn $15,000. The secondand third-place teams can expect $7,000 and $5,000, respectively. Prize amounts are based on a paid field of 24 boats. Additional daily cash prizes are available in both divisions. Plans call for the Key West Sailfish Championship to kick off with a captains meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Dantes Key West Restaurant & Pool Bar at Conch Harbor Marina. Located at 951 Caroline St., the restaurant and marina property is tournament headquarters. Fishing is to begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, followed by a lay day Saturday. The final day is Sunday, April 7, with fishing scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anglers can socialize at dock parties at Conch Harbor Marina after fishing Thursday and Friday. Atournament awards party is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Dantes. Pro division entry fees are $2,500 per boat for up to six anglers to compete and attend tournament social activities. Entry in the nonprofessional division is $1,500 per boat with six team members, including admission to social activities. 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Kevin McKeon singled home one run and Frankie Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly to score DeLuca and make it 4-2. With two outs, Ian Almodovar singled to score Chaplin and McKeon. He then stole second and scored on an OFarrill single. Pierce and Crespo added RBI singles to make it 8-2. Picariello pitched a complete game on 108 pitches, striking out six, while allowing five walks and five hits. The Dolphins improved to 7-6 this season, with a 43 record in conference play. This is Marathons second year playing in the six-team conference that includes Keys rival Coral Shores High School. Marathon was scheduled to host Somerset Academy Friday, but results were not available at press time. The Dolphins are slated to travel to Miami Country Day for a conference matchup Tuesday at 5 p.m.Dolphins improve to 7-6From Dolphins,1B Community Park. Key West was scheduled to face Monsignor Pace Friday, but results were not available. Theyre slated to host Coral Shores High on Tuesday at 2 p.m.Marathons Lady Dolphins defeated Archimedean Academy, 4-3, in a tight girlsonly match on Tuesday. Regan Durkins tough singles match was the difference as most of the other matches where blowouts one way or the other, Bull said. I knew this year that both boys and girls teams would have to pull out victories in the doubles matches to secure the win. Tonight was one of those nights. Durkin won No. 3 singles, 8-5, while No. 4 Santiestevan (8-0), and No. 5 Patterson (8-2) also notched victories. Durkin and Santiestevan won the deciding No. 2 doubles match, 8-1, to pull out the victory.Hosting Coral Shores TuesdayFrom Tennis,1B doubleheader with Miami Country Day (score pending at press time). At Ransom Everglades on Tuesday, the Canes were trailing, 3-2, into the sixth when freshman Luke Loftons single started the Canesseven-run rally.The game ended with the Canesnotching a 9-4 victory.Carter, a senior, got the complete-game mound decision, throwing a four-hitter. He struck out eight Raiders and walked five. Carter also had two hits in the game. The Canes visit Archbishop Curley on Tuesday, then travel to Key West High School for a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday game.Benefit dinnerCoral Shores baseball benefits from a spaghetti dinner Thursday that helps cover program costs. The annual fundraising event hosted by the Coral Shores Baseball Boosters takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Docs Diner, mile marker 99.7 in Key Largo. Tickets for the meal are $10 adults and $5 children.All varsity and JVHurricane players have tickets available, or call 852-9852.Benefit dinner ThursdayFrom Hurricanes,1Bfour hits, scored its two runs in the fifth on a hit batter, a double by Andrew Freeman and a two-RBI single by Steven Wells. Isaias Jasso came in to relieve starting pitcher Davis Brown and induced Miller to ground into a double-play to end the inning.We have made a habit of falling behind and then coming back, Menendez said. I have been telling our guys we cant continue to play like that because it comes back and bite us. Gullver, which was coming off an 11-3 loss to St. Brendan, scored its seventh run in the sixth on a homer by Carlos Ruga. If the two teams meet for a third time, it will be in late April in the district tournament at Rex Weech Field. If the Conchs defeat Coral Shores Wednesday and St. Brendan on April 6 both home games they will be the tournaments top seed. We are the only team that doesnt need help, Menendez said. The Conchs will play Somerset Academy at 7:30 tonight at Rex Weech Field.Habit of falling behindFrom Conchs,1BLady Canes 10-0 streak continuesCoral Shoresgirls tennis team continues to cut a swath through the regular season with two more team wins. The Lady Canes moved to 10-0 as a team with victories over LaSalle and Monsignor Pace, both by 5-2 scores.The Cane girls play three matches this week before spring break, then return for the district tournament in April 3.Were peaking at the right time, said head coach Blake Fry. The girls are really focused on the last few regular-season matches. Erica Williams, taking the brunt of the oppositions best at the No. 1 spot, carries a 46 record. Shes getting stronger each out and may be a surprise at the districts, Fry said. She pushes every kid she plays. No. 2 Ellie Leopold (8-1) suffered her first regular season loss in a 8-5 decision against LaSalle. The rest of the normal singles lineup Juliana Pena, Rachael Walters and Maria Lozado have not lost a match this season.Our doubles teams, Erica and Juliana at No. 1 and Ellie and Rachael at No. 2, are becoming great combinations, Fru say.Joshlyn Schipper won her first varsity singles match, 85, at Pace. Freshman Chris Slosar scored a singles win for the Hurricane boys against LaSalle but it was a tough week for the guys on dropping three team matches, Fry said. Sam Nelson and Guy Snell recorded 8-0 wins against Pace. Results from a Friday trip to Key West were pending at press time. Coral Shores hosts St. Brendan on Wednesday and Pace on Thursday. Both matches start at 2 p.m.TrackCoral Shores boystrack team raced to a 70-49 win over LaSalle on Wednesday, while the girls stayed close in a 67-52 loss. Event winners for the Hurricanes included Demond Scotts event firsts, a 12.13second time in the 100, and an 18-feet, 6-inch long jump. Devin Ellis cleared 9-6 to win the pole vault. Jesse Wollangk (.59 seconds) was first in the 400, and J.D. Mulkeen (24.96) in the 200.Coral Shores took the three medalist spots in the 3,200, lead by Rion Hunter (11:45). Rex Hunter was second and Landon Brooks was third.Steven Chadwick (4:58) scored a first in the 1,600, where Hunter was third. Jon Perrotti won the 800. Hurricane boys dominated the relays with wins in the 4x400 (Tom Johnson, J.D, Mulkeen, Steven Chadwick, Taylor Russell); the 4x800 (Jesse Wollangk, Rion Hunter, Rex Zimmerman, Pablo Gonzalez); and the 4x100 (Demond Scott, Emilio Sanchez, J.D. Mulkeen, Tom Johnson). On the girls side, both Iris Dunn and Chloe Stokes won two events. Dunn took both her hurdles races. The Lady Cane 4x800 team ran a 12:36 relay for a win by Makayla Cuppett, Chloe Stokes, Ivy Summers and Jara Oseguera). Coral Shores hosts St. Brendan and Archbishop Curley on Tuesday.Shores hosts St.Brendan On WednesdayCORAL SHORES TENNISKeynoter StaffEx-Canes hitting above .300 in collegeTwo former Coral Shores baseball players are hitting better than .300 as starters for their college teams this spring.In his freshman season for the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Brandon Joyce owns a .309 batting average as starting third baseman for the Sand Sharks (1011) after last weekends three-game series at Florida Memorial College. Joyce broke into the USCB starting lineup six games into the NAIAseason. After going 8-for-14 in one four-game stretch, he led his team with a .357 average. Earlier this week, Joyces .309 was second in the Sharks lineup. He has 17 hits in 55 at bats, with one double and six runs batted in. Joyce had two RBI, including the seventh-inning game winner, in a 7-6 win over Gwinnett College of George on March 3. After transferring from an Ohio school, junior Fabian Placencia is the starting shortshop for Virginia Intermonts Cobras (11-2). Placencia is one of only three Cobras to start all 13 games this spring. Earlier this week, he was hitting .380 (19-for-50) with 11 RBI and 11 runs scored. Placencia has doubled and tripled for Virginia Intermont, leading the Appalachian Athletic Conference 3-0 .Brandon Joyce plays for USCBeaufort teamCORAL SHORES BASEBALLKeynoter Staff Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Singer and songwriter Paul Cotton joins many of Key Wests top performers in the annual Womans Hope Concert, set for March 22 at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre on Stock Island. All proceeds from the seventh annual musical variety show go to the Backpacks for Kids Nutrition Program, a Wesley House Family Services program that aims to remove hunger from all Florida Keys children.The cast includes organizer Kim Gordon, Kathleen Peace, Melody Cooper, Christine Naughton, Deb Hudson, Maj Johnson, Fiona Molloy, Valerie Carr, Adrienne Zolondick and Susan Butler, with funnyman Chad Newman as emcee.Produced by the Key West Womans Club, the show features Mike Emerson on guitar, Linda Sparks on piano, Joe Dallas playing bass, Dave Parker on the drums and vibes, and musical direction by Gordon. The music will be a mix of pop, standards, jazz, blues, rock, country, Broadway, Latin, Irish and even a bit of trop-rock. Tickets are $45 to $65 and can be purchased through www.Keystix.com or the Tennessee Williams Theatre box office at 296-1520. Gordon, chairwoman of the Womans Club, said the tickets are well worth it: No child in our community should ever go hungry.The Backpacks for Kids Nutrition Program sends needy school children home on weekends and holidays with nutritious, child-friendly food to tie them over between the free meals they receive weekdays at school or in day care.To donate to the Backpacks for Kids Nutrition Program and help feed hungry children in the community, call 745-2030. Saturday,March 16,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Its the Wicker Webs AnnualSt. Patricks Day S t P a t r i c k s D a y Sale S a l e One Day Only ~ March 16 M a r c h 1 6 With 17% 1 7 % Off Entire Inventory(Except Previous Marked Items) W W icker W icker W eb ebFax:743-8445 743-3696 Est.1975Crabtree & Evelyn8917-21 Overseas Hwy. Marathon Home Decor & Gifts Key West Aloe Products LivingSamuels House hosts awards dinner April 18The Board of Directors of Samuels House is honoring ten incredible Key West men and women who have given generously to our community through their philanthropic and volunteer efforts at the Annual Women of Integrity and Men of Valor Dinner. This years gala will be held April 18 at the Westin Key West Resort. Honorees include Michael Behmke, Roberta DePiero, Gilda Fernandez, Sho Lichtenstein, Howard Livingston, Barbara McConagha, Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Diane Schmidt, Officer Steve Torrence and Rev. Ruben Velasco. All of them have given selflessly to improve our community and will be recognized in each of their areas of community involvement, according to event organizers. Proceeds from the evening benefit Samuels House programs, which offer shelter and support services to women, women and men with children and intact families in their time of greatest need while assisting them in becoming self-sufficient. Tickets for the evening cost $60 per person, which will feature a dinner buffet, a silent auction, entertainment and a cash bar. For more information or for tickets, call Mindy McKenzie at 305-2960240, ext. 11.10 community leaders will be honoredKEY WEST Keeping your thumb green not always easyYouve heard the saying, If at first you dont succeed, try, try and try again. And believe me, Ive tried.I now have to acknowledge that my initial gardening success three years ago must have been beginners luck.Three years ago I had more collard greens, broccoli and romaine lettuce than I knew what to do with. I was giving away heads of lettuce and there was only so much collards I could eat in a week. Two years ago, when the garden was moved to a more exposed location, the only thing that flourished were bell peppers. Of course, they all matured at the same time. Even after sharing with friends, I still had a healthy supply for several weeks. Attempts to grow lettuce and Swiss chard that year were miserable.Then I, or should I say, my husband and I, laboriously moved the vegetable garden, brick by brick, back to its location of 3 years ago hoping for a repeat of that first year. I also decided to try some alternative container gardening to supplement what I hoped would be a continuous supply of homegrown produce. The results have been mixed. My brick-bordered, raised bed was very disappointing. I refreshed the growing medium with more bags of store-bought organic soil and cow manure plus homemade compost. The only crop flourishing are mustard greens, which taste great stir-fried. The Swiss chard and broccoli were a bust. My tomato plants are dismal only three tomatoes. I decided to grow bell peppers in a container called a Grow Box. It was a gift and supposedly couldnt fail. It came with organic fertilizer, mulch cover and idiot-proof watering setup. I set it up on our open porch, which gets afternoon sun, and in hindsight, maybe too much wind and salt spray. After much expense and attention to watering, I have yet to harvest one bell pepper. The plants are producing, but there will be a few weeks to go before I can harvest. The most surprising results came from a box I found in someones trash. Walking the dog one day I came across a wooden box 14 inches square and 9 inches deep set out for trash pickup. It had been used to ship wine, so it was pretty solid and in very good condition. Even though I had no idea what to do with it I carried it home. Acouple of months later I experimented with some mesclun assorted greens (aka baby greens) seeds. The packet from Home Depot cost $1.25. I filled the box with organic potting compost, scattered a pinch of seeds evenly across the top, lightly covered them with some compost and gently watered them. I placed the box on the south side of the house away from winds. It took about two months, but finally I was able to harvest a good selection of baby greens like arugula, green curled endive and lettuce-lolla rosa, and they continue to sprout new leaves every week or so. That was my least expensive container and I had low expectations for it, yet it has been my best producer. Not one to back down easily, I will move the Grow Box next to the baby greens to coax the bell peppers until the summer heat kills them. And then, next season maybe Ill just look for some more boxes in the trash.Trial and error tells us a lotGREEN LIVING Shirley Gun GreenLiving Moving a raised bed didnt produce the expected results;mustard greens do best for now. Soil additives improve fertility and overall health for raised beds or containers.Womans Hope staged March 22Big concert benefits kids; food programSTOCK ISLAND Kim Gordon is among the performers in the Womans Hope Concert,set for March 22 at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre.LIVING BRIEFSPalm-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.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.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,March 16,2013 Marathon Community TheatrePresents Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE PlayingMarch 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24 (mat), 28, 29, 30. April 4, 5, 6.Evening Curtain is 8 p.m. Matinee Curtain is 3 p.m.Ask About Thrifty Thursday and Group DiscountsTickets are $24. tICKETS & iNFO cALL 305-743-0994Director Ann Hart Producer Cheryl Wilcox Musical Director Michael Edwards Assistant Director Devin Clarke Childrens Director Kris Teaguewww.marathontheater.org 5101 Overseas Hwy, Oceanside ELKS LODGE# 187292600 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 RSVP 305-852-1872 Sunday Brunch On the BeachMarch 24, 2013Music by Bobbe Brown10 AM til 1 PM, $12.99 per person Ham, Sausage, Bacon Eggs or Omelettes made to order Hash Brown Potatoes, Wae Station, Fruit Salad, Assorted Muns & Toast Coee Proceeds to Elks Childrents Therapy Hospital At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm Color & Cloth exhibition opens March 21 atTSKWArtist Avis Collins Robinson has spent a lifetime collecting museumquality objects that tell the story of slavery and that illuminate Americas civil rights movement. Her portraiture and patchwork quilt works will be on exhibit at The Studios of Key West, starting March 21. Areception from 6-9 p.m. will introduce the Washington D.C. artist along with her collection. And the following night, March 22, her husband Eugene Robinson, the Washington Post columnist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will give a free talk on The New News: Fact, Fiction or Spin? That begins at 6 p.m. and is free. Seating is limited.Aticketed meet-and-greet at a private Key West residence follows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and are available at www.keystix.com .Avis Robinson describes herself as an introvert who is just now beginning to share her collection with the public.She was recently commissioned to create a portrait of Abraham Lincoln for Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. Robinson has spent a lifetime collecting museumquality objects relating to slavery and the civil rights movement. While these items all tell a shared story, Avis holds the keys to another more personal collection, one which tells her own narrative. Objects often wind their way into her artwork. Both her paintings and her quilts incorporate scraps of cloth and clothing gathered from herself and her family members. Curators of the exhibit describe these little shards of history find(ing) new life as the collar of Barack Obamas painted shirt, or as the stripe running through a quilt created with theSlave history and American history exploredART Slaves in a field of Cottonby Avis Collins Robinson;broad cloth,burlap,yarn,acrylic paint.Faculty present wideranging show of artworksAJapanese ceramics artist, a glass blower from the snowy northlands and an instructor who wields acetylene torches instead of a paintbrush will be the focus for an Art Faculty Exhibit at Florida Keys Community College.The works by instructors and faculty members current and past can be found in the library on the main campus.Pieces cover a wide gamut of media from photography to sculpture, glass blowing, mixed-media, painting and more. Jay Gogin, FKCCs ceramics instructor, is an artist-in-residence at the community college. He describes the show and the wide variety of work techniques displayed as extremely strong. For the first time ever, this faculty art show also features honoraryFKCC faculty members retired, deceased, and visiting art instructors, Gogin said, including ceramists from Japan and glass-blowers from Wisconsin. Awood-fired platter by the late, iconic abstract ceramist Peter Voulkos priced at $45,000 and a large, ceramic piece fromFree exhibit on display at FKCC Library ART Swimming with Mangroves in Blossomby FKCC photography instructor Nellie Appleby. He,Black Men,Built America by Avis Collins Robinson.See Robinson,5BSee FKCC,5B
Saturday,March 16,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com This seasons blues series at Key Largos Bayside Grille closes out Saturday with the RockinJake Band, formerly from New Orleans. Considered one of the premier harmonica players in the country, Jake studied with Jerry Portnoy, harmonica virtuoso for Muddy Waters. Other blues players Jake credits for influencing his style of play: Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Sugar Ray and the Roomful of Blues. After Hurricane Katrina hit, Jake relocated temporarily to St. Louis, Mo., and now lives in South Florida. He formed his Rockin Jake Band in 1995 after earlier working with New Orleans mainstays including blues diva Marva Wright, Mem Shannon, Coco Robicheaux, Little Freddie King, Tommy Ridgley, Eddie Bo and others. During this period in the early 1990s, Jake also toured nationally with G. Love & Special Sauce, blues and pop legend Maria Muldaur as well as logging international miles with bluesman T.J, Wheeler. And he was selected to perform in an all-star band featuring blues legends Pinetop Perkins and Hubert Sumlin at the HowlinWolf. During his time in New Orleans, Jake snared culinary kudos by winning the trophy for Best Barbequed Brisket at the 1999 New Orleans Musicians Barbeque Competition. And, hes launched his own line of signature hot sauce: Badmouth (the edible version)... man its hot. Offbeat magazine named him winner of their Best of the Beat award five times and the St. Louis Riverfront Times nominated Rockin Jake as Best Blues Artist in 2011. The Bayside Grille is located at 99530 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo. For more information, visit: www.key largo-baysidegrille.com or call 451-3380. women of Gees Bend.In her own words, Avis says her work reflects my profound devotion and respect for the African Americans who influence my life people who made it possible for me to think and express my feelings without fear.Many of the people that I paint were not proud of their occupations, and they didnt like to talk about being a janitor, maid, servant, or sharecropper. What I try to depict is the humanity of these people their internal beauty, the degradation and anger that they felt working lower-class jobs with first-class intellectual capabilities.In one painting, depicting women and men picking cotton, Avis has painted herself (as a child) into the scene, blurring the line between her personal history and her respect for the African American men and women who came before her.Curators said when viewing the work of Avis Collins Robinson, it is impossible to separate the personal from the communal, the historical context from the social commentary. And these dualities are precisely what make her work so stunning-both visually and emotionally.Color & Cloth will remain on view at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St., Key West, through April 12.Depict the humanity of peopleFrom Robinson,4BRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. The Call (R):1:30,5:15,7:50 and 10:05 p.m. Burt Wonderstone (PG-13):2:00,4:30,7:20 and 9:45 p.m. Oz The Great and Powerful 3D (PG):1:00,4:00,7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Jack the Giant Slayer 3D (PG-13):7:40 and 10:15 p.m. Snitch (PG-13):2:15,5:00,7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Identity Thief (R):1:45,4:15,7:10 and 9:40 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Sound City (NR):4:30 p.m. Quartet (PG-13):1:30,3:45,6:00 and 8:10 p.m. The Impossible (PG-13):1:45,4:10,6:10 and 8:15 p.m. Hyde Park on Hudson (R):2:00,4:00,6:10 and 8:15 p.m. Rust and Bone (R):2:15,6:45 and 9:00 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 A Good Day to Die Hard (PG-13):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:15 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:7:00 and 9:15 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Burt Wonderstone (PG-13):1:30,4:20,7:10 and 9:35 p.m. Oz The Great and Powerful (PG):1:40,4:30,7:20 and 10:10 p.m. Oz The Great and Powerful 3D (PG):1:20,4:10,7:00 and 9:50 p.m. Snitch (PG-13):1:45,4:15,7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Identity Thief (R):1:45,4:25,7:05 and 9:40 p.m. Keys Movie Times 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 03/15 Thurs. 03/21 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG13) 1:30; 4:20; 7:10; 9:35 *Snitch (PG13) 1:45; 4:15; 7:15; 9:45 OZ the Great & Powerful (PG) 3D 1:20; 4:10; 7:00; 9:50* OZ the Great & Powerful (PG) 2D 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10*Identity Thief (R) 1:45; 4:25; 7:05; 9:40 Sorry no passes *Fri. and Sat. only American sculptor Rudy Autio priced at $20,000 represent some of the unusual pieces on display. The FKCC Library and the FKCC Foundation hosted a reception last week when the show opened and will repeat at a closing reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 4. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. Most works will be available for purchase, according to FKCC curators, with proceeds in part benefiting the FKCC Library Gallery fund. The FKCC library is open to all Monroe County residents. It also has books available for purchase to further support special programs. For more information, call 305-809-3194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.FKCC library open to allFrom FKCC,4BKey West gallery features starsIts not often Hollywood stars attend the opening of a Duval Street art gallery. But, artist Adam Scott Rote promises to have three screen icons in attendance next Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at his gallery, 608 Duval St. Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson and Tippi Hedren are among the Hollywood stars that Rote has captured in what he describes as hyper-realist paintings. The highly-polished chrome of s-era muscle cars nearly pop off the canvas in settings that give the illusion of the big star filling the drive-in theater screen.Receptions will be held both evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to inaugurate Rotes The Art of Cinema exhibit. He says the actors have become fans of his work and will make guest appearances to autograph pieces that feature their iconic images.You are my Warhol, Dickinson says in a press release announcing the show.Reynolds and Dickinson are featured in a scene from the movie, Sam Whiskey. Dickinson is also featured in Rotes Daze with a scene from the original movie, Oceans 11 and one from the new Pin-Up Series. Hedren is featured in Rotes version of a scene from Hitchcocks Marnie. The exhibit will include a series of paintings titled, Wild Ones, which feature African wildlife set against a Serengeti sunset. Sales from this series, Rote said, will benefit Tippi Hedrens Shambala Preserve, which houses rescued big cats in California. The artist explained his hyper-realism technique as photographic in essence, (but) often entails a softer, much more complex focus on the subject depicted, presenting it as a living, tangible object. These objects and scenes in Hyper-realism paintings and sculptures are meticulously detailed. Although open to the public, the receptions are by reservation only. Call 305735-4014 or email: email@example.comArtist portrays film legends on the big screenART Art of Cinemaexhibit includes this image of Burt Reynolds from the film,Smokey and the Bandit.Bayside Grille hosts RockinJake BandFive-time winner:Best of the BeatMUSIC JAKE
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,March 16,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 394903 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-CA-924-P MEHRDAD ELIE, Plaintiff, v. GREGORY CUTULI, Defendant, NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Notice of Recording of Foreign Judgment entered by the Circuit Court in and for Monroe County, Florida on the 24th day October, 2011, and by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued in the above styled cause on the 4th day of October, 2012, I, Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida have levied upon and will offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash, subject to any mortgages or liens thereon, in the morning on the 26th day of March, 2013, at 11:30 A.M. at Guys Towing, 99275 Overseas Highway #4, Key Largo, Florida, the interests of defendant GREGORY CUTULI in execution, in the following described property, subject to any and all other liens, taxes, judgments, or encumbrances whatsoever: SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 2012 Magi Tilt boat trailer License Plate No. 889PFZ, Decal No. 11246422 DATED this 19th day of February 2013. Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff Monroe County, Florida BY:Rachelle Gates, Supervisor Civil Process Division Published February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 395125 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-CA-924-P MEHRDAD ELIE, Plaintiff, v. GREGORY CUTULI, Defendant, NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Notice of Recording of Foreign Judgment entered by the Circuit Court in and for Monroe County, Florida on the 24th day October, 2011, and by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued in the above styled cause on the 4th day of October, 2012, I, Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida have levied upon and will offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash, subject to any mortgages or liens thereon, in the morning on the 26th day of March, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at Coral Bay Marina 601 Mastic St., Islamorada, Florida, the interests of defendant GREGORY CUTULI in execution, in the following described property, subject to any and all other liens, taxes, j ud g ments, or jg encumbrances whatsoever: SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY V essel: Y ear: 2000 Make DZX Hull ID: EPY66274E000 with the following attached: Engines: 1999 Yamaha 200 hp motor: SR#LZ200TX??6K1X100412T 1999 Yamaha 200hp motor: SR# Z200TXRY6G6X100?43T Equipment: Clarion AM/FM radio Raymarine Raymarine 215DC (VHF Radio) Raymarine RL80C DATED this 19th day of February 2013. Richard A. Ramsay, Sheriff Monroe County, Florida BY:Rachelle Gates, Supervisor Civil Process Division Published February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 410679 DISTRICT III ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC III) (From the West End of the Seven Mile Bridge to the Long Key Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Has an opening for an "At Large" representative Any resident who is not directly involved in a tourism business and who shall represent the general public and shall live or work within the tax collection district for which they are applying (The operative word within this description is directly. This word means someone who is not in business, nor whose business or economic activity are dependent upon tourists) Any person wishing to participate on the District III Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552. All applications should be submitted to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is THURSDAY March 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published March 16, 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# 412121 Request for qualifications will be accepted for: Risk engineering, Insurance analytics services, and Structural engineering Inspections Must be received by 3:00PM local time on March 21, 2013 EmailFirmkeys@gmail.com or call 305-294-FIRM for RFQ packets Published March 9, 13, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 416265 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-016-M Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT W. SCHWEIZER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the Florida estate of Robert W. Schweizer, deceased, whose date of death was March 21, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8670, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The estate is testate and the date of the decedents Will and any codicils are August 30, 2011. The names and addresses of the ancillary copersonal representatives and their attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 9, 2013. Ancillary Co-Personal Representatives: Deirdre L. Mos 6 Wylie Way Stony Brook, NY 11790 Mabel Loughlin 11 Quenzer Street Nesconset, NY 11878 Attorney for Ancillary Co-Personal Representative: James J. Dorl, Esq. Florida Bar No. 618403 JAMES J. DORL, P.A. Suite 12 First Professional Centre 5701 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6565 Facsimile: (305) 743-4143 Published March 9, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 416871 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a White, 12 foot, Paddle Boat displaying no numbers. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 2/28/2013 at N2443.9 W08053.0 on state waters in Monroe County. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by May 29, 2013. Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer Smith: FWSB12-OFF-2046 Published March 9, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 423071 MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS & PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDING A workshop will take place at each of the DAC meetings listed below to inform interested parties on how to apply for Capital Project Funding. For more information contact the TDC Administrative office at (305) 296-1552. DAC I will meet on Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort in Key West. DAC II will meet on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce in Big Pine Key. DAC III will meet on Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. DAC IV will meet on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada. DAC V will meet on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo. All DAC meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published March 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 423139 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP13M Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA ANNE KOWALSKY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gloria Anne Kowalsky, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 16, 2013. Personal Re p resentative: p Susan Anne Baldwin 4472 Burmuda Drive Hernando Beach, Florida 34607 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Elizabeth M. Mancini Florida Bar No. 0124095 Hudzietz & Mancini, P.A. 10028 State Road 52 Hudson, Florida 34669 Published March 16, 23, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 424088 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/27/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 # 107, Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are final 2CNBE1860T6933302 1996 CHEVROLET KM4CA13A021303844 2002 KASE YAMA4659J697 1997 YAMAHA 1FASP15J7SW103045 1995 FORD KM4CA104651306749 2005 HYOSUNG LTDKDVZ189TWF0115 2009 SNDI KNDJT2A25A7175666 2010 KIA Published March 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 424237 NOTICE OF DISPOSAL Tenant: Rewards Hotel Management Co. Unit: B-C #18 Contents: Business Records Business Records to be disposed of, in accordance with State Statutes 83.801 to 83.809, on April 1, 2013, 8:00 A.M., at: Island Storage, Inc. 10730 4th Avenue Gulf Marathon, FL 33050 Published March 16, 23, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 424898 CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will present the following proposed ordinance for Second Reading and Final Passage at the Regular City Commission Meeting to be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, 9:30 a.m., City Hall Auditorium, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH, FLORIDA, ADDING AN ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCE FOR TEMPOARY SIGNS AMENDING CHAPTER SIX OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, ADDING SECTION 6-20 SIGNS; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; REPEALING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFCTIVE DATE. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available at Key Colony Beach City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Cathy Henninger, City Clerk Published March 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 425242 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/29/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B3HB48B58D770114 2008 DODGE KL1TD66648B261980 2008 CHEVROLET Published March 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 422548 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Florida Keys Art & Historical Society located at P.O. Box 1752, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Key West, Florida 33041 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Harvey Server, Owner Published March 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 425993 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Sugarloaf Food Companylocated at 3828 Gillott Rd., in the County of Monroe, in the City of Big Pine Key, Florida 33043 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Keys Food Company LLC Published March 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Missing Dog, Male Yorkie March 6. Little Venice area of Marathon, near 112 St Ocean. No collar, has micro-chip. REWARD. 305-289-7633 Golden Doodle Puppies for sale. Ready on 3/22. With first shots. Contact for photos & info: firstname.lastname@example.org 81888OverseasHwy baysideSaturday,Sunday 8am-? StorageSale-Art, Antiques,Collectables,Tools, Boatstuff,Junk,@mm81.8 baybehindSotheby KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds NOTICEOFSALE MONROECOUNTYSHERIFF'SOFFICE NOTICEOFSALEOFSURPLUSVEHICLESTheMonroeCountySheriff'sOfficewillselltwo(2)surplusvehiclesby sealedbids.Subjecttoareserve.Allbidsmustbereceivedbynolater than 4:00pmWednesday,April3,2013 Thebidswillbeopenedpubliclyat 10:01amonThursday,April4,2013 Alistofvehiclestobesoldmaybeviewedatour www.keysso.net website. 2002BlackChevyCorvette VIN#1G1YY32G625114655Mileage64,476 2001RedFordPickupVIN#1FTRW08L01KB16485Mileage198,000 Biddinginstructionsandrequiredbidformsareavailableonthewebsite aswell,orcanbepickedupattheSheriff'sOfficeHeadquartersBuilding, FinanceDivision,orbycontacting: JohnnieYongue305293-7477 TerryMarkham305292-7015 MonroeCountySheriff'sOffice 5525CollegeRoad,KeyWest,FL33040 ThepropertytobesoldisopentopublicinspectionattheMonroeCounty Sheriff'sOfficeHeadquartersBuildingat:5525CollegeRoad,KeyWest, FLatthefollowingdatesandtimes: March19,20132:00pmto4:00pm March21,20139:00amto11:00am TheSheriff'sOfficemakesnorepresentationorguaranteetomechanical condition.Allsalesarefinal. PublishedKeynoter3-9-13,3-16-13,&3-23-13 CallDrendaat (305)289-6489 formoreinfo. COLDWELLBANKERSCHMITTCHARITABLEFOUNDATION MEGATwoDay YardSaleTobeheldFri.&Sat. March22&23inMarathonMM53(OfficeDepotParkingLot)8am-2pmAllproceedsstayin MonroeCountytobenefit localKeysresidents. CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
Saturday,March 16,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 9OceanShoresDrSaturday 8am-until MM100Hugeyard sale.Householditems,fishing anddivinggear,office supplies,electronics. Key Colony Bch,180 10th St. Sat 3/16, no early birds, 8am2pm. Household goods, fishing rods & reels, mens & womens clothing, artwork, + more. MARATHON Different items, houshold, clothes, electronics, miscl. 10680 7th Ave, Gulf, Sat., March 16, 7:30 1:30 MARATHON YARD SALE Sat., March 16th, 8am-3pm. No early birds. Furniture, antiques, tools and more! Rain or shine! 10991 5th Ave. Gulf. WANTED TO BUY Old or Antique Guns Key Largo Anglers Club. Call Bob Jones, aboard the boat Lucky 6. 305-367-2382 PLEATED DRAPES FLOOR to ceiling. 3 pr. total. 37 long and 7" high. Liners included. $400 O.B.O. (305) 852-9392. MOVING SALE REDUCED PRICES Call for appt. 289-2224 Furniture, dining room, living room, porch. 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! 305-743-5780MM 106 Bayside, 2 br, 2 ba, home for sale. Newly renovated, new roof. 15 elevation. $125K. Possible owner financing. 305-942-3055KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841Manufactured Home in Marathon2/2, jaquzzi,cent A/C, pvt yard, lrg A/Cd shed, natural beach. In owners park. You become part owner of 10 acre park! Assoc. fees reqd: $125/mo incl ins, taxes, ground maint, garbage. Must see to believe! $165K 305-849-7705 KeyColonyBeach TownhomeForSaleby Owner 3BR/3BTHTownhomeonthe oceaninKeyColonyBeach. Completelyremodeled! Travertinefloors,granite countertops,crown molding,poolw/hottub,tennis courts,fishingpier.OnSite Mgmt.$699,000 973-222-6277 Ltavares7@gmail.com 2 BR / 2 BA MM 88 B/S w/ separate studio/office. Great neighborhood. Fenced back yard, all tile, C/A. $1600 / mo. + util. F/L/S. Call (305) 522-6380 or (305) 725-3760.3 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. BIG PINE KEY 2BR 1BA Upstairs. $1,500/mo includes utilities. F/L/S. No pets. 305-469-0992DUCK KEYGATED ESTATE on Point Secluded. Private. Large dock, private beach, pool, coral rock walls, 4/3, Annual, $2,950 mo. + util. N/S, 305-304-4166 KCB 3/2 single family home SHORT TERM RENTAL 40 canal, fully furn, all new! Available 5/15 12/15. $1500 mo. + utils. F/L/S. No pets. Fl Keys Rentals 305-743-0235 KEY LARGO 2/1 Upstairs, furnished. $1,600/mo, utilities included. First & security. Angela 954-325-2915 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 4 BR, 2 BA 2 car garage, dry lot, fenced in yard. Section 8 OK $1850/mo + util. 305-743-7277 MARATHON Fully furnished small conch house. Monthly or seasonal. Gulf access, docking available. Quiet, private area. For info call 305-731-0718 MM106 5 Bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths (2 master bdrms). 120 dock. Available 4/1. $2400/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. Bonefish Towers! Grnd floor condo in Mrthn. Fully furnished 2/2, Oceanview! 2 screened porches, W/D, All included except phone & lights. Many amenities! $2000/mo 289-10692BR / 1 BA MM 106 Screened porch, parking, fenced yard w/ gazebo. Call (786) 210-9114 Spanish or (305) 773-3162 English. MM 102 Mobile Home for Rent. 50x100. With lot. $300/mo. Call David 305-942-3055 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) 942-8367. LAYTON / LONG KEY Canal front studio apt. Unfurnished, W/D. Includes utilities. $850/mo F/L. Call 305-664-9950 MARATHON 1 BR APT. Newly remodeled. Call 305-393-1315 MARATHON STUDIO APT. Furnished, Water & electric included. No pets. $900/mo. F/L/S. 743-0404 Marathon office space. Desk /office space. Price negotiable based on space reqd. Professional building. Hwy frontage 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 Prime Commercial Space GULFSIDE VILLAGE, MARATHON. Single or Double unit. Call 305-393-1515 Can t get a bank loan? Mortgage loans available. Quick Answer Fast Closing Call NOW! Peter (305) 509-2555 P/T BOOKKEEPER Please do not call unless you have the following qual. proficient w/ Quickbooks, Excel, Word, payroll taxes/qtrly rep & elec dep. Gen acct bkgrd, cust svc skills, work independently. Must be a morning person! (305) 619-0048 Administrative/Clerical Full time position. General office duties, data entry, filing, answering phones. Must be proficient in QuickBooks, Word & Excel. Marathon area. Please email resume to email@example.com FINISH CARPENTER DAsign Source the premier design/build firm in the Florida Keys, is seeking highly skilled finish carpenters for full time employment. Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of high end finish/trim carpentry ex. Duties such as: base, case, crown and other millwork, cabinetry, doors and hardware installations for new construction and remodeling work. Must have all the appropriate hand and power tools. Candidates must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation, such as a truck or van, to carry tools and supplies to and from jobsites. Wage is $18-25 an hour based upon exp. along with competitive benefits. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your current resume and portfolio of work to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 BB&Tiscurrentlyseeking qualifiedTellerSupervisorsfor ourPlantationKeyBranchin Tavernier.Qualifiedcandidates willhaveatleast3yrs experienceasaBankTeller. ApplyonlineatBBT.com,job #390399.Completionofan electronicassessmentis requiredinordertobe considered.Lookforane-mail withsubjectline"BB&TTeller VisionAssessmentRequest" thedayafteryouapply. Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. GROUNDSKEEPER Full time. Background check required. Apply in person, no phone calls please: Seacamp, 1300 Big Pine Ave, Big Pine Key. PART TIME MATE NEEDED Charter boat. Male/female. Capt Bob 305-393-2652 PLUMBERS HELPER WANTED Drivers license required. Call 305-743-3883DUNKIN DONUTS HIRING Key Largo/Marathon/Key West Crew Members & Shift Managers. Apply in person wkdays 12 pm pm, or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHOUSEKEEPEROCEAN 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. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,March 16,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Front Desk Reservationist Marathon, 305-797-1707 Dees Hair Sensations, Marathon, 6209 O/S Hwy. HAIR DRESSER NEEDED Come by or call Dee at 305-289-0666; 305-849-0466 EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. WAITSTAFF & DISHWASHER ApplyBrutus Seafood 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call 743-9181 WORK ON THE OCEAN Cabana Breezes now hiring: HOSTESS SERVERS LINE COOKS Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB. RetailSales Lookingforan experiencedretailsales associateforourbusylocation inthemiddlekeys.Theideal candidatewillliveinornear Islamorada,haveclothingand giftwareexperienceand understandtheretail-sales environment.Additionally, theywouldunderstand"pointof-sale",inventorycontroland befamiliarwithcomputerbasedsales.Thisisafull-time positionwithexcellentpayand certainbenefits.Onlyyearroundresidentswithdynamic customerserviceskills, excellentreferencesandable topassabackgroundcheck shouldapply.954-616-5123 email@example.com BUSYSIGN SHOP Seeking Graphic Design Artist, full or part time. Exp. w/ Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop req. (305) 852-3333. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair technician. Must have valid drivers license and tools! Call (305) 664-3662. GutterWork Comfortableon Ladders.PreviousGutter ExperienceaMust.P/TWork. CallJay305-587-1581 MECHANIC FOR HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT Must have valid drivers license. Apply in person with resume:210 20th St, Marathon Monroe County Schools AC/Refrigeration Mechanic needed for upper keys area. Great benefits, paid vac., holidays and sick time. Contact Jeff Barrow, 305-360-1424. firstname.lastname@example.org P/T SECURITY GUARD Neededin Islamorada. Friday & Saturday night work. 305-684-0033 TRUCK DRIVER Must have valid drivers licence with CDL. P/T or F/T. Apply: 210 20th St, Marathon 17 ACTION CRAFT flats boat. 2001, 115 Yamaha, alum. trailer. Only $9000! (305) 394-7507. 1990GradyWhite Gulfstream 1990GradyWhite Gulfstreamwalkaround.Twin 150Yamahaengines,low enginehours.hardtop978-270 -email@example.com 2002 21 SEA FOX CUDDY 225 Yamaha 4 stroke. GPS, tandem trailer. Only $11,995! Action Marine & Dive (305) 394-7507 22 2001 Islandia Sea Doo New 240 Merc cruiser & reblt jet drive. Includes boat trailer, Garmin, GPS, ship to shore radio. $9500. 724-422-2183 23 SEAWAYCC, new 150 HP Fully equiped. Asking $9,000. ALSO: Aerator pump $75 (cost new $150). 305-712-0303 30 CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handymans Special Great Liveaboard! $2000. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RE or auto Free dockage. 305-942-3055 44MarineTrader Trawler Sedan Flybridge, 1979. Diesels, A/C, live aboard. $49,000 Marathon 843-4468820 or 804-456-0251 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543FISH OR DIVE32 Stamas Sportfisher, beautiful cabin, new pwr, many xtras $31,900 obo 307-672-0571 PRISTINE!!!! 27 Mako 252 C.C. One owner. Twin 150 Mercury Optimax. No bottom paint! Many options. An Absolute Must See! Reduced! $26K 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 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available (305) 905-6867 DOCKAGE w/ MOORING whips & fresh water. Located In secure neighborhood. MM 75. Easy bay and ocean access. (305) 395-8111. LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 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 40 DORADO Lobster/Crab boat. 3406 Cat, 580 HP, fully loaded electronics & hydraulics Ready to Lobster! Reduced! $87K obo. 305-393-1415. 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 Transmission Twin disc 514 2:1 RTO $4,250 OBO. Mufflers for 1271TI $400 OBO. 2 2-1/4 x 18 stainles shafts $1500 OBO. 772-201-7953 2000 CROWN VICTORIA Spotless in/out, like new! White, only 27K miles. Power everything, leather, alum whls. $4500. 305-393-0256, BPK 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 2000 GOLF CART CLUB CAR Limited Edition. 3 seater. New batteries & tires. $4000. Duck Key. 989-463-4615 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Swimming Pools-Fazoli B ros. Pool Cleaning Repair New Construction Remod Maint Lic#cpc1457751 849-8063 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 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Marine Construction Are your timbers sagging? Docks & seawalls, etc. Maraton Marine Construction, Lic #ENG232 289-7359 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign 292-2682 RE SCREENING Keep the Mosquitoes Out! Pools, Patios, Porches, Etc. Lic #5867008. 786-281-3553 Stump Grinding Stump Grinding & Fence repair Lic. 1204. 872-9877 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 ERRegistration/AdmittingClerkRegisteredNurses MedicalTechnologist PharmacyTechP/T MedicalLabTech MaintenanceDirector Applyonlineat: http://www .f isher menshospital.or g FishermansCommunityHospitalis locatedinMarathon,FLE.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositionTheselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitive wagesandanexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PartTimeFrontDesk Housekeeper Localresidentsonly.Experiencepreferred. Keys Insurance Services,Inc.EstablishedSince1984KeysInsuranceislookingforanexperienced, selfmotivated,TeamplayertofillafulltimePersonal LinesInsCSRpositionavailableinourKeyWestoffice. Minimum3yearsexperienceand 440or220licenserequired. KeysInsuranceisanEqualopportunityemployer withexcellentbenefits;Life,STD,LTD&HealthIns, Matching401Kplan,PTOandpaidholidays. SendyourResumeto:firstname.lastname@example.org POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. 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.APRN-MarathonFloridalicensedto provideinpatientcoverage 2-3weekendspermonth.Allapplicantsmustsubmit: 1)Resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Sendresumeto hr -email@example.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotapply MARA THON Delivernewspapers 7daysaweekbetween4a.m.and7a.m. Profitsupto $500aweek. StopintheMarathonofficeat 3015OverseasHighway tofilloutanapplication. NewspaperCarrierWanted TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. 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