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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COMSATURDAY,JULY 20,2013VOLUME 60,NO.58 25 CENTS In LAttitudesWant to get away from it all? The Florida Keys national wildlife refuges are perfect for that. Story, 4B Unwind with todays paperInside todays edition youll find unwind,our new luxury magazine. Its also available at locations Keyswide. 81915 Overseas Hwy | Islamorada, FL 305.664.8004 bluemarlinjewelry.com heartson re.com Photo by ANDY NEWMANEd Lindoo cradles grandson Bryson Grant Thursday night during a preliminary round of the Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joes Bar in Key West as the crowd looks on.More than 125 Ernest Hemingway look-alikes are registered for the competition,part of the annual Hemingway Days Festival that continues through Sunday.Lindoo is a finalist heading into the final judging,set for 6:30 tonight at Sloppy Joes.Previous contest winners are the judges.GRANDPAS ALSO A PAPA Few answers on purchasing Keys propertyFew answers emerged from Monroe County commissioners after Thursdays daylong attempt to find a path through the maze of legal and environmental landuse pressures on the Florida Keys. Commissioners repeatedly said if the federal and state governments want to limit development as a means to protect the Keys long list of threatened species, they must join in defense of property-takings lawsuits that result. Weve been thrust into the front line of doing protection and were the recipient of litigation and paying for litigation, county Mayor George Neugent said. Why cant we get out of the crosshairs? County Growth Management staff requested the Key West session to seek commission direction on several items, like a new federal plan to oversee building permits in Lower Keys endangered-species habitat. Growth Management Director Christine Hurley also sought advice on how to handle privately owned lots countywide that cannot qualify for building permits under the rate-ofgrowth ordinance by 2023, when the current Area of Critical State Concern agreement with state officials expires. Abackground report says Monroe County and Keys municipalities could have nearly 8,000 undeveloped parcels in 2023, with a total estimated worth of about $320 million. Owners may have to be paid or be allowed to build. Every other time we reached the end of the [building permit] road, something happened so it wasnt quite the end of the road, Commissioner David Rice said. Were trying to solve the problem 10 years too early, with no [state or federal] partners. I dont see the county moving this way by itself, Commissioner Danny Kolhage said. Its got to be a bigger effort where we do have partners. Commissioners dismissed the idea of raising taxes on nightly hotel stays to raise money for land acquisition, and were not enthusiastic about either increasing sales taxes or taking money from the existing infrastructure sales tax. Nonprofit conservation groups probably will not come to the rescue with increased land-buy pro-County grapples with possible bill of $320MMONROE COUNTY Arson:$1.05M bondStuart Collins, a Raleigh, N.C., man accused of setting afire a truck that had a Homestead man inside, has been ordered held on $1.05 million bond in the Monroe County Detention Center. Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones imposed the bond at Collinsfirst appearance on July 12, the same day authorities say Collins lit the fire that burned Jose Gonzales, 52, over 61 percent of his body. It happened at JJs Doghouse bar at U.S. 1 and 107th Street in Marathon. Collins, who turned 28 two days before his arrest, is charged with attempted murder, arson with bodily injury and arson-property damage, criminal mischief and criminal attempt to commit the other crimes. All are felonies. Gonzales remains in the burn unit of Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. Monroe County Sheriffs Office Detective Manny Cuervo wrote in his report that his current prognosis for survival is 50 percent. Cuervos probable-cause affidavit filed with the court sheds new details on what was initially known. Heres what he wrote: At some point in the bar, Collins and Gonzales spoke for a short period of time. Deputy Becky Herrin had previously said they had words over a girl. Gonzales left at some point to rest or sleep in the truck, a 2006 Chevrolet owned by Florida Paving and Construction in Homestead, where Gonzales works. Around 3:15 a.m., the truck fire was reported. When deputies and firefighters arrived, they found theCop: Victims survival chance just 50 percentBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comCRIME FRONTFurlough days might be reducedSome or all mandatory unpaid furlough days for Monroe County School District staff might end under the districts 201314 budget that takes effect July 1. Superintendent Mark Porter indicated that as the School Board starts preparing its budget. The board will get a first look at Porters proposed spending plan on Tuesday in a meeting set for 10 a.m. at district headquarters on Trumbo Point in Key West. The furloughs, in place since 2010, save an annual $1.2 million, or about $171,428 per unpaid furlough day. Porter didnt talk specifically about his plan for reducing furlough days, noting any decision is subject to ongoing collectiveBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSMarathon raising taxes in 2013-14If attendance at Thursday evenings initial planning workshop was any indication, the city of Marathon is in for another quiet budget season. Last September, the City Council approved a $10.82 million budget for 2012-13 that did not change once from when it was originally proposed in July 2012. Thursday, Finance Director Peter Rosasco presented an $11.46 million total budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 that expects to raise $3.99 million in property taxes. Not one member of the public attended. The 2.2969 property tax rate is 5.32 percent over the rollback rate of 2.1809. Rollback is the rate needed to collect the same amount of tax dollars as in the current year. The 2.2969 rate is equivalent to $2.2969 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. That means the owner of a $300,000 house in Marathon would pay $689.07 in city taxes. The owner of that same house paid $659.67 in city taxes this year. Cash reserves and a 3 percent raise for city employees were the main topics of conversation during the short opening meeting. Rosasco told the council that reserves are projected to increase $447,000, from $1.76 million to $2.51 million. Most of that comes from spending below the current years planned expenditures, he said. We were able to keep our budget this year underStaff likely to get raises in coming yearBy RYANMcCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYSSee Arson,3ASee Land,2ASee Budget,6ASee Union,2A KeynoterphotobySEANKINNEY COLLINSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgPorter hints at coming year
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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSeven arrested in warrant sweepAMonroe County Sheriffs Office warrant sweep through Marathon on Thursday resulted in the arrests of seven men on numerous felony drug charges:Fisherman Maikel Alvarez, 32, three counts each of sale of cocaine and using a two-way device to commit a felony.Hiram Cancel, 26, two counts each of sale and purchase of cocaine, one of using a two-way device to commit a felony. Lazaro Hernandez, 64, four counts of sale of cocaine.Groundskeeper Karl Lobsinger, 67, two counts of selling opium or a derivative of it.Fisherman Leonardo Perez Serrano, 50, three counts each of sale of cocaine and using a twoway device to commit a felony.Laborer Manuel Suarez, 59, three counts of sale of cocaine.Construction worker Enrique Valdez, 57, three counts of sale of cocaine. LOOKCOOLFEELGREATNEWFORSUMMEROpen 7 DaysHanky Linen Separates from CMC Bermudas, Crops, Skirts from XCVI Camis & Appliqued TeesJewelry & Home Accessories872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine Key. 3125thStreet, A& BMarathon Ourlisting on 125thStreet in Marathon JUSTSOLD! Are you looking to buy, sell or invest in the Florida Keys?Call us today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Lea & Dave RueschThe Reliable Professionals(305) 393-1843 On all in stock inventory and our rental boats too!BIG SAVINGSSTARTS JULY 19THENDS JULY 21STFor more info: www.kayakfloridakeys.comFlorida Bay Outfitters, Inc.MM 104 Key Largo (305) 451-3018 Paddleboard Kayak & CanoeEnd of SeasonCLEARANCE SALE! Homicide charge possible in beatingAStock Island man who was beaten up earlier this month following a disagreement about buying beer died from his injuries July 14 at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, and now the man who beat him could face a murder rap. Jesus Rodriguez, 45, died from the July 7 beating, which the Monroe County Sheriffs Office says included being kicked in the head all over $10 for beer. Arrested at the time was Charles Miller, 42, also of Stock Island, who was charged with aggravated battery. Chief Assistant State Attorney Manny Madruga said Friday that were waiting on the autopsy reports before deciding whether to increase the charge to homicide. Following Millers arrest, Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Miller told detectives he gave a woman he didnt know the $10 to buy beer from the Tom Thumb convenience store on Maloney Avenue. She returned empty handed. Miller asked her for his money back. Instead, she ran over to Rodriguez, who was on a bike. Rodriguez then reportedly got off the bike and the two men started fighting. Witnesses said Miller knocked Rodriguez to the ground and kick[ed] him in the face before fleeing. Deputies found Miller hiding beneath a building in the Coral Hammock condominium complex a few blocks off U.S. 1. Miller is being held at the Monroe County Detention Center with no bond allowed.CRIME FRONTbargaining with the United Teachers of Monroe. Union President Holly Hummell-Gorman did not respond to a request for comment. However, Porter said I dont believe we will have all seven furlough days but until we can reach some agreement in the collective bargaining process, thats how things are laid out in the budget. Projections from district Finance Director Jim Drake indicate revenues of $84.3 million and expenses of $83.4 million compared to the adopted 2012-13 budget, with revenue of $80.1 million and $79.5 million in spending. The preliminary budget for next year shows a balance of $839,244. When considered relative to the furlough program, thats the equivalent of just fewer than five furlough days. Board member Ed Davidson reiterated his position that I will not vote for any budget that has more than five furlough days in it. Drakes estimates are based on an estimated student enrollment of 6,990 students in traditional public schools and another 1,131 attending charter public schools. Per-student spending amounts to $9,529. Even though the budget year starts in just under two weeks, the proposed budget will go to public hearings July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Between 2010 and 2012, the Keys school system was in a virtual tailspin, cutting more than $13 million in spending during that period. For the coming school year, new teachers report Aug. 8 and returning teachers return four days later. The first day of school is Aug. 19.Fewerfurloughs possibleFrom Union,1A MILLER Prison for three in BPfraud causeTwo former Key West men were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for bilking the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, set up to handle lostincome claims stemming from the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez sentenced Donald Sargent, 37, to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervision, and ordered him to pay $77,215 in restitution. David Bacon, 53, was sentenced to 21 months followed by three years of supervision, and ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution. Previously in the same case, former Key Wester Cleon Major, 40, was sentenced to 9.17 years in prison and three years of supervision. He has to pay back $306,228. All pleaded guilty to wire fraud. The U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami said Major confessed to filing a fraudulent electronic claim for about $10,000 in lost income, knowing the claim was false. To substantiate his claim, Major provided the Gulf Coast Claims Facility fraudulent employment and income documents. In addition to his own claim, Major secured the personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, of Bacon, Sargent and seven other Key Westers and filed claims under their names with false supporting documentation, the U.S. Attorneys Office said. The outcomes of the other cases wasnt immediately available.IN THE COURTSKeynoter Staff Keynoter Staffgrams, said Chris Bergh, The Nature Conservancys South Florida conservation coordinator who works out of the Lower Keys.The Nature Conservancy curtailed most of its three-decade Monroe County land-buying efforts to protect threatened plants and animals in 2004 because of predicted sea-level rise, Bergh said. Acquiring land to protect the habitat of Key deer and other species makes little sense if rising seas will flood the lowlying Keys within a century, he said. We thought we were buying that land forever, Bergh said. We no longer believe that.... Key deer will no longer be able to live there. In a related matter, Growth Management staff briefed commissioners on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to require building-permit requests in Lower Keys endangered-species habitat be referred to the federal agency for review. If Monroe County refuses to comply, that could lead to the loss of federal flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, staff warned. About 90 percent of Big Pine Key lies within Lower Keys marsh rabbit habitat and a required 500-meter buffer zone, Rice said.Moving to the new system could mean the elimination of the countys Habitat Conservation Plan for Big Pine Key. But commissioners Sylvia Murphy and Heather Carruthers doubted the understaffed Fish and Wildlife can handle the review workload. They dont know how or where Key deer are getting their water five years after Hurricane Wilma, Murphy said. County staff was told to initiate consultation with Fish and Wildlife to set a process that works for the county and agency.Fish and wildlife an issueFrom Land,1AWeb extrasIn addition to the stories in todays Keynoter,youll find lots more news coverage at www.KeysNet.com,including:Plans are approved to remake the seventh floor of the La Concha hotel in Key West into a spa from a bar.The city of Key West likely wont allow Mosquito Control to use its property any longer.The Key West Planning Board OKs a process to dole out new building permit allocations. Woman dies diving the reefA54-year-old woman from Merritt Island, near Cocoa Beach, died Thursday afternoon on a dive trip with Key Dives out of Islamorada. According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Joy Meyers was with a group of divers and a guide on a patch reef on the oceanside when she signaled she was having difficulty. The reef is about 23 feet deep. The guide reportedly escorted Meyers to the surface, where she boarded the Key Dives boat around 2 p.m. The guide returned to the water with other divers. Meyers sat down and removed her gear, but said she was feeling tired. A crew member found her shortly after on a bench with her chin on her chest and not breathing. The other divers were called back, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on Meyers and the boat met paramedics at Bud n Marys Marina near mile marker 80 on U.S. 1. Meyers was taken to Mariners Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The county Medical Examiners Office will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death. Meyersdeath was apparently the fifth dive or snorkel death in the Keys this year. This weekend, the Florida Keys Visitor Center at mile marker 106.2 bayside hosts a program called Revive Your Dive, aimed at curtailing such incidents during this coming Wednesdays and Thursdays lobster mini-season. Created by Reef Ministries founder Tec Clark of Fort Lauderdale, sessions will include an in-pool scuba refresher, a dive-fitness consultation and an equipment inspection. Its a free program; donations to Reef Ministries are welcome. Registration is recommended at www.Revive YourDive.org, though some walk-in spaces may be available.By RYANMcCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com 1115 So mb rero Blv d. Unit 105A Marathon I JUSTSOLD this unit at S p anish G alleon in Marathon! F orall y ourreal estate nee d s, give m e a call to d a y 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050A my P ru m o (305) 2896 5 6 2O p en 7 D ays A W eek
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SOLD12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 David Grego305-481-1296 Man cited fortaking 5 conchsAJupiter man faces a misdemeanor resource charge after a state marine officer discovered he had taken five queen conchs from the waters of Higgs Beach in Key West on Thursday. Queen conchs used to be plentiful but overfishing led to a state law banning their commercial harvest in Keys waters in 1975. Eleven years later, the harvest of all conch commercial and recreational was declared illegal statewide. Thursday around 12:15 p.m., Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer J.L. Lopez was on foot patrol at Higgs Beach when he saw four men on the west side of the beach with masks, fins, snorkels and spearguns. He approached and saw Abel Cartwright, 20, and Daniel Soviero, 18, in the water. Cartwright was holding a bag containing the conchs. Lopezs report says he asked who took them, and Soviero said he did because he wanted to show his friends what a queen conch looks like. Lopez asked why he didnt show just one, and Soviero reportedly said, Because all conch are different in sizes and looked cool. To which Lopez replied: All conch looks the same and there is nothing different about them. Soviero who didnt have a fishing license was given a notice to appear in court. The conch were returned to the water alive.FWC officer returns them back to waterKEY WEST Photo courtesy FWCDaniel Soviero told an FWC officer he took the conchs out of the water to show his friends.Keynoter Stafftruck fully engulfed in flames. Immediately, an explosion occurred and [Gonzales] exited the drivers side of the four-door cab.... Gonzales was on fire and had to be extinguished by emergency personnel. Earlier video from outside the bar shows Collins leaving JJs through a door on the 107th Street side and then trying to ignite something at the back of the truck. He is seen making several attempts ... then walking away for a short time when he fails and a vehicle is approaching the street. Collins then returns to try again, and is seen in the video striking the flame of [a Bic] lighter. The truck then explodes into a fireball. He then ran to the front of the truck, where the patrons observed him running away. Asearch of area streets didnt result in police finding him. Rather, Collins was found later in the day lying under the porch of a business on the northwest side of JJs Doghouse, about 10 feet away from where his sandals were located. He was in the same clothes witnesses saw him wearing in the bar and that the video captured him wearing. When captured, he had an orange Bic lighter in his pocket, in addition to a pack of Pall Mall cigarettes that contained what appeared to be a melted piece of red plastic consistent with that of a gasoline container, likely the one set on fire on the back of the truck. When the explosion occurred, JJs management emptied the bar and the patrons took cover at the Walgreens across 107th Street. Combined damage to the truck and JJs is in excess of $115,000. Collins has a drunk-driving record from Raleigh from October 2010. His Keys arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in front of Acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker in Marathon.Bic lighterlooks to be damningFrom Arson,1A 9 Ct.Tanzanite W/Diamonds Peter Max Ladies 18K Pearlmaster, Diamonds Marc Chagall Large Diamonds Rolex Watches Itzak Tarkay H.C. Pissarro Joan Miro Salvador Dali Tennis Bracelet Diamond Earrings A rmed Sec u rity on Site. F ree Registration/ I D Re qu ired. I tems p ict u red s ubj ect to p rior sa l e and may not b e avai l a bl e at this a u ction. License #: A B 2 9 55 AU C O R Au ctioneer #: AU 4067 Darren G etz 18 % B u yers Premi u m. T erms : V eri ed Checks/ All Credit Cards. 1 2 Ct. Diamond BraceletNorman Rockwell Emerald and Diamond Necklace DRUG DEALERS SEIZED ASSETSPUBLIC AUCTIONJEWELRY AND FINE ART SEIZED BY POLICE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES. Property from seized and forfeited assets auction. Bankruptcies and liquidation of Rolexes, large diamonds, ne art, and jewelry together with general order merchandise which constitutes the majority to be liquidated piece by piece.ALL ART AND JEWELRY AUTHENTICATED AND CERTIFIED. OVER 2 MILLION DOLLARS!!MONDAY JULY 22AUCTION 11:00 AM PREVIEW 10:30 AM HOSTED AT:MARRIOTT BEACHSIDE HOTELKEY WEST, FL 3841 NORTH ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD CALL 305 2968100 FOR DIRECTIONS ONLYFor information regarding the auction, call (770) 454-9201 during normal business hours mthm church mthm churchZoological zones get initial OKCoral caused a quarrel at the Monroe County Commissions monthly meeting Wednesday. After much debate, the board narrowly approved a resolution that supports the establishment and recognition of coral-reef nurseries as zoological parks. We have to do everything we can to heal the reef because its not going to heal itself, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said. Coral restoration is probably the one thing that can do it. No one criticized the success of underwater coral-growing nurseries launched by Ken Nedimyers Coral Restoration Foundation and Mote Marine Laboratory. However, commissioners Heather Carruthers and Danny Kolhage contended the resolution aims to open the door to tapping county Tourist Development Council money for the coral nurseries. County Mayor George Neugent, a longtime reef advocate, brought the resolution to the board. Anything that we can do to improve the assets that make us unique, Neugent said, we should take that opportunity. This motion would not be before us if it were not for the potential of [TDC] funding, Carruthers said. This is not the right way to go. The Coral Reef Foundations application for TDC money from the bricksand-mortar fund recently was denied. I was unable to conclude that a naturally occurring coral reef as described in the application is a zoological park or nature center for the limited purpose of this [TDC] statute, Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Hall wrote in a memo to the commission. That is an opinion I am not willing to ignore, Kolhage said. Motes David Vaughn and Billy Causey, head of the National Marine Sanctuaries Programs southeast region, said divers are booking Keys vacations to learn more about reef restoration using humannurtured corals. People are excited and they come away with a positive image of the coral reef, Causey said. Commissioner David Rice joined Neugent and Murphy in backing the resolution. Designating the nurseries as a zoological park and approving TDC money to fund them are two separate issues, he said. The county will send the resolution to the Florida Attorney Generals Office to seek an opinion on whether the coral nurseries could be considered for funding under the state TDC law. In other items in the Wednesday meeting in Key West: County Administrator Roman Gastesi reported that initial projections for upcoming budget sessions indicate 3 percent merit raises for some staff and some enhanced services for residents could be funded with property taxes no higher than the current years millage. Budget talks for 201314 will continue through September.Heard County Growth Management Director Christine Hurley report on state and local efforts to eliminate illegal structures on county rights of way and state submerged land in the Card Sound Road area, particularly adjacent to Alabama Jacks at the county tollbooth. I fully understand why were doing it, Rice said, but it pains to destroy a little community that is part of Florida history. Agreed to seek state approval to keep the countys tier system that ranks property suitability for development as part of the county code. If the system is moved to the comprehensive land-use plan, as current agreements require, it could open the county for legal challenges by landowners, staff said.Lower Keys residents returned to appeal for a redesign of some Cudjoe Regional sewer lines to reduce the number of homes that will use grinder-pumps rather than a gravity-feed system. The commission deferred to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, the agency tasked with designing and building the $150 million project to serve about 9,000 homes and businesses.THE ENVIRONMENTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty tables livestock lawMatilda the pot-bellied pig stalled a Monroe County livestock ordinance Wednesday. Hunter, a miniature horse, helped. Hunter ... is a better watchdog than the dogs, said Key Largo resident Bud Cornell. And the pig is the smartest one of the bunch. Cornell traveled to the Monroe County Commissions Key West meeting to appeal for the pets that share his familys oneacre property at the Pirate Hat Marina, on the 18-Mile Stretch off mile marker 112. I find it difficult to get in between kids and their pets, county Mayor George Neugent said. Commissioners were considering an updated version of a proposed law that would allow keeping horses on some large Keys properties, but essentially bans all other type of livestock. The legal definition of livestock includes pigs and horses, even if small and friendly. Cornell said county animal-control officers recently told him that under the law as it stands, personal pets Matilda and Hunter would have to go. Growth Management Director Christine Hurley acknowledged that is an accurate interpretation of county code. Livestock can be kept in agricultural areas but the countys zoning code does not designate any agricultural areas. I cant have a pot-bellied pig or miniature horse but people can have 20 pit [bulldogs], Cornell protested. My pig is smart, clean and doesnt attack people. County development director Joe Haberman said his office receives a lot of calls about horses ... but pigs is a new issue to me. Commissioners agreed some animals that fall under the livestock rule can be faithful and loving companions. But Neugent worried that changing the law to help Cornell could open the door to less-appropriate animal situations. That could happen, County Attorney Bob Shillinger advised. At the attorneys suggestion, the commission tabled the ordinance to see if staff can craft acceptable alternatives.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
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Photo and information courtesy KEYSHISTORY.ORGThese are spongers in the community of Chase,near Sugarloaf Key,in 1911.The town,which had a population of about 100 and its own post office,was founded in 1910 by English brothers Charles and George Chase,who,with a group of English investors,established the Florida Keys Sponge and Fruit Co.there.However,investment money dried up when World War 1 broke out and the money from England stopped coming.The Chases later sold the property to Richter Perky,whose legacy is the Perky Bat Tower,which still stands where Chase was located.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALSafety first for mini-seasonLETTERS TO THE EDITORMosquito pilot unsafeIm writing regarding a Florida Keys Mosquito Control District helicopter pilots unsafe flying Wednesday and my conversation Thursday with Ms. Amy Sargent, chief pilot for Mosquito Control. Wednesday while my family was kayaking on Sisters Creek in Marathon around 3 p.m., a helicopter was spraying Boot Key and making sharp, low turns directly above us. He turned above us three times at an altitude of no more than 50 feet and each time, the rotor was almost perpendicular to the water. I felt his flying was unsafe and was terrified for my safety as well as that of my 2year-old son. Awoman who lives across from Boot Key told me the helicopter was spraying and she sees helicopters spraying regularly. She said this pilot was showboating, unlike the other helicopters she had seen fly. I am also concerned about what chemicals we were exposed to and how to avoid them in the future. According to Mosquito Controls website, there were no scheduled aerial routes Wednesday in the Middle Keys. That afternoon, I called Mosquito Control to let them know about the pilots unsafe flying and was told to leave a message for Ms. Sargent. She called Thursday morning and defended the pilots actions. She let me know that everything I saw was normal and that they are regularly praised for their safety. Additionally, Ms. Sargent said the pilots dont know if people are below them when they are turning because they only look straight ahead. My husband saw someone in the cockpit looking down at him. Ms. Sargent did not take my concern seriously, which is why Im writing. I would like the pilot to be told that his flying was not safe and have him reminded of safety procedures. If, as Ms. Sargent said, his flying was standard practice, I would like Mosquito Control to consider changing the times Boot Key is sprayed or at least notify the public so we can avoid it. There were other boaters, kayakers and a fisherman in Sister Creek at that time.Andrea Colombo MarathonGUEST COLUMNLobster mini-season is a curse, blessingIf you are a lobster, you may want to think about getting out of Dodge. Wednesday and Thursday, the onslaught of lobster mini-season will be upon you. If there was ever anything in the Florida Keys upon which sides are quickly taken, it is probably mini-season. I get it. Mini-season brings in an army of visitors who otherwise might not come here to get a first crack at our delicious spiny creatures. Hotels, restaurants, airlines, car rentals and attractions love it. On the other hand, commercial fishermen, environmentalists and many residents would pay for a shoot-on-sight license for these visitors if they could get one from the state. But come they will. Visitors will soon come to the Florida Keys and spend vast amounts of money for something they could buy in a store for a fraction of the cost. I guess its the hunt. Actually, I am not sure exactly what it is other than it feels like you are getting something for free, which you are not. My father used to call them Chicago hunters, denoting once-in-a-while novice outdoorsmen who do more damage than the benefits they provide. I suppose most folks would not mind it so much if it was done with a little more respect, and I am not just talking about visitors but locals, as well. The visitors come down not knowing the waters with their brand new diving gear, some of which is purchased the day of at CVS. Many times they run across shallow turtle grass, hook their anchors onto coral and often do not pay a whole lot of attention to how big their catch is in size or quantity. I have also heard a few stories about locals who circumvent their bag limit by going out several times a day. Good for them, bad for the lobsters. I would say it goes back a very long time in this country when Americans felt a right to harvest whatever they wanted from nature. There was a lot of it. Buffalo were hunted by the millions, many times just for the sport of it. Passenger pigeons, which were so plentiful that their flights would blot out the sun, were hunted to extinction when so many other species, until today, sit on this precarious point of no return. When I was growing up in South Florida, lobster was literally a poor mans food. They even served it in prisons. It was so plentiful that our parents would send us out in flatbottomed skiffs with a gig, which was a three-pronged pole spear. From the boat, you could gig the plentiful lobsters in the shallows and fill your boat in half an hour. Filling your boat was an all-too-common practice, both for lobster and fish, hence the scarcity today. What has happened is boats. When I was growing up, nobody had one. When I say nobody, I mean literally nobody owned a boat. The outboard engine was just being developed. It was quite an event when our neighbor across the street built a plywood cabin cruiser in his garage and equipped it with two 25 horsepower Johnsons. When my father got a boat of a similar nature, I thought we were rich beyond all compare. Today, you have but to drive down any residential street to see that almost everyone has a boat and that the consequences of this vastly increase the pressure on our natural resources. Anyway, brace yourself. Its mini-season.Chris Belland is chief executive officer of Historic Tours of America in Key West.Its not only divers and snorkelers that can be at risk catching lobster; marine environment is also testedThis coming week, an estimated 30,000 visitors will be in the Keys with one goal in mind: Catch a lobster. Its called mini-season because its a two-day frenzy of bug catching that stresses the fishery, law enforcement, nearshore waters, docks, marinas and localsnerves. Heavier traffic on the highway the past few days is no accident, evidence of bug hunters who come early and scope out lobster holes. Although increased traffic is bad enough, there are even more accidents waiting to happen in the water. Most worrisome: Out-of-shape divers who may not have donned fins and tanks in who knows how long. Equally at risk are snorkelers who think they can outswim a lobster as it backpedals to safety deeper down. In 2006, the two-day mini-season recorded five diving fatalities; in 2009, another two deaths were recorded during mini-season. Gary Mace, co-owner of Conch Republic Divers in Tavernier, this week told reporter Kevin Wadlow: Weve had too many deaths in mini-season here. To address the safety issues, Mace will bring a dive safety program to the Visitors Information Center at mile marker 106.2 bayside today and Sunday. Called Revive Your Dive, the program has been sponsored by the Divers Alert Network, Professional Association of Dive Instructors, Divers Direct, the Islamorada Dive Center and others. People with medical conditions will be screened, for free, and the program starts hourly from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. For more information or to register, go to www.ReviveYourDive.org.Also, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and others are holding what they call the Sport Lobster Season Mini-Event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bahia Honda State Park, mile marker 36.8. Activities are free after paying park admission. This program focuses more on safety of the habitat rather than diver safety. Thats a critically important factor in securing this vast marine resource that sustains our island economy. Weve been reporting on the latest National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council workshops and discussions about expanding habitat protection zones. Its encouraging to see groups like the Marathon Guides Association supporting new efforts at sustainability for the Keys fishery. Tim Grollimund, a PADI divemaster who writes a regular dive column for our sister newspaper, The Reporter recently argued for increasing the size limits on fish species that are under pressure, and enlarging the Sanctuary Preservation Areas to further rebuild fish (and lobster) stocks. Mini-season takes place this coming week to take pressure off the opening of the eight-month recreational and commercial lobster season that starts Aug. 6. Imagine the frenzy that day if there were no mini-season. So despite much opposition to it, lobster miniseason isnt going anywhere. But at least we can argue for improved sustainability through efforts led by the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and its various working groups. BELLANDHearing coming on possibly moving runwayKeys residents likely will get a chance to sound off by next month on a Florida Keys Marathon Airport runway project that local officials have been calling a fools errand for more than a decade. Monroe County Airports Director Peter Horton told the County Commission Wednesday that an environmental assessment ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2003 is finally complete and was sent to the federal agency on Monday. The study was done at the behest of the FAA, which informed the county, which owns the airfield, around 2008 that it needs to move the runway 40 feet to the north to comply with federal regulations. County officials argue that would create a permitting nightmare and require cutting out 20 percent of the rare hardwood hammock along Aviation Boulevard. That road runs parallel to the airport and the hammock serves as a noise buffer for a large residential area. We have been working on this issue since 2003. We started the master planning process and submitted in 2005 or 2006, Horton said. The FAAcame back and said weve reviewed this and are not going to allow you to have the exemption youve had since 1989 for the distance between the taxiway and runway. The assessment was done by county consultant URS Corp., a Californiabased engineering and construction firm. Its findings should determine whether the FAAforces the county to do a major runway overhaul estimated over the years to cost anywhere from $6 million to $22 million. Horton said once the FAAsigns off on the assessment, possibly in the next week, it will be released to the public and a public hearing could be scheduled. As soon as they release it and say go ahead and start the 30-day clock, [the county will advertise] a public hearing, he said. Its purpose is to gather residentscomments on how the issue should be handled. There are three options: Move the runway north, move the taxiway south or do nothing. The public hearing is very important. We record every comment that we get, Horton said. You can submit comments in advance or make them verbally at the hearing and they all get sent to the FAA. Horton added that the assessment includes language stating what he feels the economic impact on the Middle Keys could be. If we shut that runway down for four, six months, how many people would we affect? Were talking about dozens of jobs and millions of dollars. Thats all in the study, he said. Marathon City Councilman Dick Ramsay is the citys liaison to the airport and also leases a hangar there. He said he doesnt believe the FAA will insist on moving the runway, but that there would be major issues if it does. On top of it, the practicality of moving the runway I dont know how its even possible, Ramsay said, referring to the multiple state and federal agencies involved in permitting to remove hardwood hammock. I just dont see it happening. The city and county have supported the do-nothing concept, he said.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
Saturday,July 20,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 208 percentBased on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) For the periodJuly 7 July 13, 2013. KeyPricePriceDaysListing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt Key 114 Avenue F$399,000$399,000129Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Louis Paez 16 Flipper Rd.$369,000$364,5003Keys Comm. R.E./Gary SmithKeys Comm. R.E./Gary SmithBig Pine Key 29424 Forrestal Ave.$599,000$500,000415Internet Rlty. of the Fl. Keys/G. MaclarenColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss 29485 Flying Cloud Ave. *$140,000$120,000373Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Nira ToccoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 1627 Narcissus Ave.$359,000$345,250112Keller Williams Rlty. Premier Prop./J. NazzaroColdwell Banker Schmitt/Patti Nickless 29859 Overseas Hwy. *$70,000$68,00048Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen GomezColdwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen GomezCoral Key 62900 Overseas Hwy.$549,000$549,0002007Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Carol AmendColdwell Banker Schmitt/Carol AmendDuck Key Lot 20 Jamaica *$45,000$40,0001448American Caribbean R.E./Vanessa ChamizoRE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Jim SpreitzerKey Colony Beach 13th Street *$295,000$295,000295Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brian SchmittColdwell Banker Schmitt/Brian Schmitt 1001 Ocean Dr.$525,000$485,00098American Caribbean R.E./John TrezzaMarathon Key R.E./Connie TuckerKey Largo 43 Jean La Fitte Dr.$499,000$455,000469Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gloria WaltersOutside of MLS 1508 Shaw Dr. *$80,000$65,500416Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team Barlow Realty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson 325 Calusa St.$129,000$122,000354Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenOutside of MLS 97501 Overseas Hwy.$395,000$335,000348Moorings Realty/M. Vasniles, R. BrewerGlenn Hoover R.E. Services/Glenn Hoover 500 Burton Dr.$199,000$190,000240Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joe TalamasAmerican Caribbean R.E./Paul Labossiere 112 7th Ln.$609,999$565,000228American Caribbean R.E./Paul LabossiereAmerican Caribbean R.E./Paul Labossiere 1501 Ocean Bay Dr.$599,000$525,000173Century 21 Schwartz/Paul DickeyCentury 21 Schwartz/Paul Dickey 20 Grassy Rd.$209,000$215,000172Realty World Freewheeler/Steve ConleyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso 32 Bounty Ln. *$149,000$130,000157Keys Country Rlty. & Dev./Jeanette SilvestriKeys Country Rlty. & Dev./Jeanette Silvestri 94000 Overseas Hwy. (1)$429,000$244,500162Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling 98481 Windward Ave.$199,000$183,50093Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Laura RobertsCentury 21 Schwartz/Laura Roberts 193 Buttonwood Ave.$239,000$221,50057Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joe TalamasIsland Breeze Rlty./Lisa KarpKey West 617 Front St.$16,500$16,500779Coldwell Banker Schmitt/DaveWileyRose Dell & Assoc./Tony Tamayo 44 Seaside South Ct.$600,000$600,000959Engel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/Team CardenasRealty Exec. Fl. Keys/Roberta Mira 3216 Flagler Ave. (1)$8,429$302,400527Pru. Knight & Gardner/Team Knight, GardnerPru.Knight & Gardner/Team Knight, Gardner 611 Southard St.$479,000$445,000218Preferred Properties/Francis KirwinPreferred Properties/Gary Thomas 2504 Patterson Ave.$399,000$370,000159Realty Exec. Fl. Keys/James SmithRealty Exec. Fl. Keys/Jim Smith 3930 Roosevelt Blvd.$249,000$237,000119Key West R.E. Sales/E. Ch innis, R. HoltkampColdwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 1218 Varela St.$1,795,000$1,600,000102Preferred Prop./C. Held, G. ThomasSBX Comm. R.E./Jeffrey Searcy 606 Truman Ave.$695,000$650,00054Preferred Prop./Everett WatkinsDoug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry 800 Fleming St.$875,000$875,00040Preferred Prop./Corinne HeldPreferred Properties/Corinne Held 1800 Atlantic Blvd.$469,000$474,00022Truman & Co./William BrownSeaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz 3140 Northside Dr. (1)$440,000$400,00018Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoRobinson R.E. Co./Joan KellyMarathon 617 Sombrero Beach Rd.$695,000$650,000313Island Breeze Rlty./David GregoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto 303 Sombrero Blvd.$215,000$187,000115Key Colony Beach Rlty./Lynn GoodwinIsland Breeze Rlty./Laura Hutt 998 27th St., ocean$269,900$250,00065Exit Realty Fl. Keys/Clara MayetteRE/MAX Keys to the Key/Team Wilkinson 7799 Gulfstream Blvd.$195,000$195,00032American Caribbean R.E./Brenda TorrellaColdwell Banker Schmitt/Brian SchmittNo Name Key 1843 Bahia Shores Rd.$274,900$250,000252Rose Dell & Assoc./Rose DellRose Dell & Assoc./Donna HindePlantation Key 87851 Old Hwy.$850,000$716,500378Ocean Sotheby's Internt'l. /Jamie DanielsCentury 21 Schwartz/Marilyn Bastron 101 Giardino Dr.$1,100,000$995,000243Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team NewmanOcean Sotheby's Internt'l Rlty./Bill Hart 168 Pearl Ave.$329,000$329,000176Coldwell Banker Schmitt/J. Keller, C. PorterColdwell Banker Sc hmitt/C. Porter, J. Keller 202 Apache St.$389,000$380,00083Marr Properties/Tom RodriguezRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsRamrod Key 26952 Mariposa Rd.$229,000$230,000338Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Rhonda WilliamsKey Isle Rlty./Karen ChesleySaddlebunch Key 67 Park Rd. *$440,000$430,00038Mia Howe Rlty./Marie HoweNon-Member OfficeSugarloaf Key 17190 Mosher Dr.$273,000$2p69,000154Location 3 R.E. of KW/D. Batty, J. UnkeLocation 3 R.E. of KW/Deborah BattySummerland Key 817 Bay Dr.$749,000$700,000219American Caribbean R.E./Matthew BlalockColdwell Banker Schmitt/Fred Mullins Parcel B Katherine St. *$20,088$20,0880Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessColdwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessUpper Matecumbe Key 80908 Overseas Hwy$1,199,000$1,140,000186RealtyWorld Freewheeler/Cornell, CummingsMoorings Realty/S. Wampler, S. Ewald(*) Vacant lot(1) Commercial THETIMEISNOWBecome a non-smoker or lose weight ONLY $125.00 11400 Overseas Hwy.#203 Marathon 289-20083706 B N.Roosevelt Blvd.Key West 294-1277Timothy Kelly,LCSW HypnotistMember of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis 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 July 31, 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 7-20-13 BusinessMove possible for CVSEighteen months after Walgreens opened a second Marathon store, it appears CVS is on the lookout for an upgrade on its current digs at the Winn-Dixie shopping center at mile marker 50. City Planning Director George Garrett told the City Council July 9 that the pharmacy giant has been investigating a move to a vacant lot on U.S. 1 bayside between the Hurricane bar and restaurant and former Crystal Cove Resort at 48th Street. The lot is owned by Realtor Brian Schmitt, who told the Keynoter hes unable to comment on whether CVS is looking into a move. The only thing [CVS has] done is have a preapplication meeting and weve had some communication back and forth refining some of the discussions in that meeting, Garrett said. From what I saw, they were fairly positive, he added, noting the company had several representatives at the meeting, including architects and real estate people. Bryan Cook, regional director for CVS Realty Co. in Hollywood, did not return a phone call and email for comment by press time Tuesday. Schmitt said the lot is about 2.5 acres and has been vacant for the 15 years hes owned it. Following Hurricane Wilma in 2005, it was used as a temporary carsales lot. Schmitt has also allowed its use for parking for some festivals. I did have a CVS site plan at least five years ago on that site and CVS pulled the plug on it, he said. Schmitt also owns the private road, leading up to two private waterfront houses, adjacent to the U.S. 1 lot. There are four duplexes on it. It all used to be one property and different parts and pieces got sold off over time, Schmitt said. In addition to CVS, Marathon has two Walgreens stores.It would go on vacant lot on the baysideMARATHON NOTICE OFREGULAR CITYOFLAYTON COUNCILMEETINGAND PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCE 2013-07-02The City of Layton City Council will hold a regular monthly meeting and Public Hearing on Ordinance 2013-07-02 at the City of Layton City Hall, 68260 Overseas Highway, MM 68 1/2 Layton, Florida 33001 on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The agenda is available at City Hall. The Public Hearing concerning Ordinance 2013-07-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITYOF LAYTON, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR ASANCTUARYFOR FLORIDASPINYLOBSTER AND STONE CRABS; PROHIBITION OF HARVESTING FLORIDASPINYLOBSTER OR STONE CRABSFROM WITHIN CITYLIMITS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES. will be held at 7:05 p.m. at the Layton City Hall on August 1, 2013. Should a person decide to appeal any decision taken at the meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should anyone require special seating or other accommodations, please call 305-664-4667 prior to the meeting so that arrangements may be made. THE CITYOF LAYTON Mimi Young, City Clerk Published Keynoter 07/20/13 By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Florida remains a cruise powerhouse0More than 6 million passengers embarked on cruises from Florida ports in 2012, a tiny uptick from the previous year that allowed the state to hold on to its 60 percent share of the U.S. market. According to a report released Tuesday by the Cruise Lines International Association, an industry group, the cruise industry generated $7 billion in direct spending in Florida, 36 percent of the overall $19.6 billion spent across the country. Thats a slight increase from 2011, when the figure was $6.7 billion in Florida. More than 131,000 Florida residents are employed by the cruise industry, the report says. Headquarters for the worlds largest cruise ship companies, including Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, are all in Miami-Dade. Those three lines all have ships that make port calls in Key West, which charges disembarkation fees for passengers. Overall, 10.1 million passengers embarked on cruises from ports in the U.S. last year, an increase of 2.5 percent from 2011. Around the world, 16.9 million passengers took cruises on North American member lines in 2012, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year.Biggest lines all have stops in Key WestBy HANNAH SAMPSON hsampson@MiamiHerald.comTOURISM BEAUTIFYING KEY LARGOPhoto by KRISTINE INGOLDFThe Key Largo Chamber of Commerce has given its latest Angelfish Beautification Award to the Tom Thumb convenience store in the U.S.1 median at mile marker 97.At the presentation are (from left) chamber Chairwoman Dawn DeBrule,Tom Thumb vice presidents Jimmy McCarthy and Tom McCarthy,and chamber President Craig Cope.The store, which opened in the 1980s,just underwent a two-year remodeling that includes a Subway,beer garden and counter for Cuban coffee. The Norwegian Pearl makes regular port calls to Key West.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,July 20,2013 ONL Y $56.00 2x2 COLOR AD Back to School ServicesCars Trucks Restaurant Specials Anything at all!Lets get your HO T DEALS advertised! Publication: Sat.,July 27 Deadline: Mon.,July 22(305) 743-5551EVERYSATURDAY UNTILFALL!(Actual Ad size) and were trying to continue to get back to a threemonth expenditure level for our reserves, he said. Were about $72,000 short with this budget, but were taking steps to get us back to where we need to be. The proposed budget includes a performancebased bonus of up to 3 percent for all employees except City Manager Roger Hernstadt, but Councilman Chris Bull proposed making it an across-the-board raise. Its been since 2008 since they had a salary increase, he said. Fellow council members supported Bulls plan, but the group decided to wait ton finalize it until Councilwoman Ginger Snead could weigh in. She was absent from Thursdays meeting. Its very hard for anyone to plan their future on a bonus. If they got a raise, they know they can count on it. Our staff is a great bunch of people and Ill support it, Councilman Dick Ramsay said. Expenditures are expected to increase $287,611 overall. An $82,000 increase for the citys Monroe County Sheriffs Office contract and $64,250 for an 8 percent health insurance increase are among the larger costs. Meanwhile, revenues are expected to decrease $144,000 due in large part to reductions in Federal Emergency Management Agency wildlife inspection revenue ($92,000) and communication service tax revenue ($46,000). The council is expected to review special revenue and enterprise funds those not funded with property taxes at its Tuesday meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.Employee raises likelyFrom Budget,1A 9 Ct.Tanzanite W/Diamonds Peter Max Ladies 18K Pearlmaster, Diamonds Marc Chagall Large Diamonds Rolex Watches Itzak Tarkay H.C. 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Bankruptcies and liquidation of Rolexes, large diamonds, ne art, and jewelry together with general order merchandise which constitutes the majority to be liquidated piece by piece.ALL ART AND JEWELRY AUTHENTICATED AND CERTIFIED. OVER 2 MILLION DOLLARS!! Party politics history?Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board Commissioner Jack Bridges says he wants the politics taken out of district elections. Bridges, a Republican, wants Mosquito Control elections changed to nonpartisan, like the School Board, Marathon City Council and Islamorada Village Council, among others, and it appears hell have support at the boards Monday meeting in Key West. The board is slated to consider a resolution to remove political party affiliation from its elections. If approved, it would require approval by the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott. This is a commonsense resolution. Most people vote for the candidate and not the party. I was asked many times when I was running why you have to be a Republican or a Democrat and I dont know, he said. Now is the opportune time for the district to make the change, Bridges said, because of the June 25 U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that applied to Monroe County. It required approval from the U.S. Justice Department before changing any voting practice or procedure. That includes changing from partisan to nonpartisan elections. What Im doing affects most parties equally. Im concerned national labels are not always correct. People at the local level dont necessarily adhere to them anyway, he said. Bridges caught heat from the Republican Party of Monroe County after it was discovered he supported Democrat Steve Smith over Republican Stephen Hammond in the 2012 District 3 election. Bridges was forced to resign his seat on the countys Republican Executive Committee. Mosquito Control Chairman Bill Shaw, a Republican reelected to a fifth consecutive four-year term last year, said he agrees with Bridges. Ive told people I dont think Mosquito Control commissioners need to run as Republican or Democrat unless they start registering mosquitoes, he said. I dont think it matters. Smith eked out a victory over Hammond by just 500 votes 17,779 to 17,279 last year, barely enough to avoid a recount. The five-term incumbent attributed the close call to partisan elections. Mosquitoes dont care what your party is, Smith said. Were the only mosquito district in the state with partisan elections and probably the only one in the nation. Commissioner Phil Goodman said he would prefer to keep the party system. I think that when youre setting [tax] rates and deal with taxpayer money, they have a right to know if youre a Republican or Democrat. Its one of the only ways they have to try and see where you stand, he said. Goodmans wife Debby chairs the Republican Party of Monroe County. She couldnt be reached by press time Friday. Her counterpart, Phil Schaeffer, chairs the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee. He said elections are partisan even without parties. We support candidates in nonpartisan races now if theyre viable candidates and Democrats in good standing. Call it what you will, its still going to be a partisan race, he said. Mondays Mosquito Control Board meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. at the district office on College Road.Bridges:Make district elections nonpartisanBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL Isl a nd Vision C a reis now a ccepting NEW p a tients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Mond a y Frid a y 9AM to 5PM S a turd a y by a ppointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 REALTOR RSPS, AHWD, e-Pro www.PropertyInTheFloridaKeys.com Congratulations to the New Owner! 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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COMSATURDAY,JULY 20,2013CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B Mini-season regulations Lobster mini-season takes place Wednesday and Thursday,and that means the Florida Keys can expect an influx of 30,000 visitors this coming week.Mini-season has lots of strict rules;you can find them all on 3B. B Sports & Outdoors Community lLifestyle Arts & Entertainment 4801 O/S Hwy. | Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 Introducing: 40% off They shoot,they (sometimes) scoreLongtime Marathon resident Wendy Bonilla is well known for organizing dart leagues and running the citys Little League over the years. Shes added cornhole, a popular tailgating game thats exploded in popularity in recent years, to the list. Bonilla organized an eight-team league that started play on July 9. I wanted to have something for adults to do that they wont get hurt playing, she said. I still think itll get bigger than it is. Each team consists of four players, though most have extras on the roster, that play a total of nine singles, doubles and team games against another squad. Each team secured a sponsor at $200 each and Bonilla had boards specially made with a design tailored to that business. The sponsors are Hogfish Realty, Sparkys Landing, Key Colony Inn, Hurricane Lounge, Dive Duck Key, Tildens Scuba Center, Cool Change Charters and W.E.B. Cleaning. For those new to the game, its a fairly simple concept similar to horseshoes. Instead of horseshoes and metal stakes, you use 2-foot-by-4-foot wooden platforms, each with a hole six inches in diameter, and corn/bean bags of some kind. The boards are 27 feet apart. Players toss bags at the platform until a player or team reaches 21 points. A bag in the hole scores three points, while one on the board scores one point. According to the American Cornhole Association, its believed the game originated in Germany in the 14th Century and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky more than 100 years ago. The Cincinnati, Ohio, area is credited with creating cornholes recent boom in popularity. The game was a popular tailgating activity at various sporting events and took off from there. The Marathon league games begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays adjacent to the amphitheater at the Marathon Community Park. The league is slated to run through October so each team can play one another twice. For information on sponsoring a team or playing, call Bonilla at 9429961.Cornhole league gains popularity in Middle KeysMARATHONBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com The Keys get funky new rideBig Pine Key residents might take a double look when they see the latest transportation option tooling around the island. On July 14, Kim Gabel, the horticulture agent for the Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service, purchased one of the first three ELF bicycles sold in Florida from the Durham, N.C., company Organic Transit. The combination pedalsolar assist bicycle, which has an enclosed frame including a windshield, has just gone on the market. Gabel says the other two in Florida were bought in Gainesville and in Palm Coast, just north of Daytona Beach. Ive been a recumbent triker for some five years now, Gabel said. Alot of recumbents are two-wheel bikes. I know I like to ride bikes but I just cant stay on a two-wheel anymore because its a pain on your butt, your legs. Recumbent bicycles are low-sitting two-wheeled bikes that have a loungechair type of seat in the back and the pedals way up front. The ELF trike has two wheels up front, one in the back. Gabel says the ELF can travel 20 mph and go 20 miles on a full charge. Organic Transit says on its website that each OTVcan go for 1,800 miles on the energy equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. It all depends on whether youre pedaling, not pedaling, the battery charge, if you have the lights on, the turn signal on, Gabel said. The base price is $5,000. But this is no ordinary bicycle. It has disc brakes, turn signals, a headlight, side mirrors, tail lights and, according to Organic Transit, spacious interiors that keep you out of the elements and in view of other drivers. The shell is made from polycarbonate that allows you to carry several bags of groceries or other items in the ample cargo space. Can you ride it on the road, especially on Big Pine, where the speed limit is 25 mph on much of the island? Its considered a bike so you ride it on the bike path, Gabel said.Gabels first to get an ELF solar bicycleBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comLOWER KEYSGrill going? Plan veggie leftoversSometimes the promise of leftovers is almost more exciting than the meal itself think Thanksgiving. And who says leftovers cant be planned? Whenever Im heating my grill for dinner, I always toss on and roast a few red and yellow bell peppers, even if I dont plan to use them for that meal. Grilled peppers can add so much to so many other dishes. And they are almost effortless to make. Wrap them around fresh mozzarella for an easy appetizer, layer them in a sandwich, or chop them up and toss with pesto and pasta for a simple summer side. I also almost always cook a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breasts to have at the ready for salads, sandwiches or meals on the go. I call these items grilledovers, and my favorite thing to do with them is assemble a grilled vegetable sandwich. Its just the thing to make the most of whatever I grilled too much of the night before. Particularly at the end of summer, I love to go to the farmers market and buy all kinds of vegetables, grill them and save them to make sandwiches. Sometimes I layer the veggies with shaved Parmesan and silky prosciutto. Other times, I spread the bread with olive tapenade and a gracious layer of fresh goat cheese. Regardless, grilled vegetables make a crave-worthy, healthy sandwich. They also pack really easily a bit of weekend sunshine in a weekday lunch. There are a few things that you need to know when grilling vegetables. Make sure all of the vegetables are lightly coated with oil before grilling. That will promote those beautiful grill marks, keep the veggies juicy and prevent sticking. You also need to cut the vegetables so they are long enough to be placed perpendicular against the grates, usually at least 3 inches long. You wont need a vegetable basket if you slice them correctly. Always place food horizontally on the cooking gratesTHE DINING TABLEKeynoter photos by RYAN McCARTHYPlayers from all eight teams in the new Marathon cornhole league gather for a group shot after Tuesdays matches at the Marathon Community Park.Theyre holding up specially made boards representing eight businesses that sponsor teams. John Monck looks on as Morgan Wilson tosses a bag during their match Tuesday. Kim Gabel shows off her new ELF from Organic Transit. Shes says shes the first person to own one south of Gainesville. But make sure you cook them correct wayBy ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated Press Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThese are grilled veggie sandwiches with roasted garlic mayonnaise.See Veggies,2B
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Crossword solutionSolution to the July 17 puzzle. or the opposite direction of the cooking grates, never parallel. When you place the food in the same direction as the grates, you run the risk of having it slip through the grates.Grill over a medium, direct heat and turn the vegetables once halfway through the cooking time; each vegetable will vary in the amount of time it needs. Really dense vegetables such as potatoes will need to be finished with indirect heat or the outside will burn by the time the inside is tender. When you remove the grilled vegetables, place them in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with a wire rack so they can cool completely before they are stored in the refrigerator. Make the sandwiches or serve the vegetables room temperature with a drizzle of fruity olive oil and a pinch of crunchy salt. Heres to make your grilled veggie sandwich with roast garlic mayonnaise. Because the vegetables are good hot or cold, they can be grilled ahead and refrigerated. Assemble the sandwiches just before serving.What you need: Two red bell peppers.Two yellow bell peppers.Half a cup balsamic vinegar.Quarter cup olive oil, plus more for the rolls.One teaspoon dried rosemary.Kosher salt and ground black pepper.Six large portabella mushrooms, stems removed.One medium zucchini cut into six long strips.Six kaiser or onion rolls (or 12 thick slices of sourdough bread). Head of roasted garlic (see accompanying recipe). Half a cup mayonnaise. One bunch fresh basil, leaves only. Half a pound chunk Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, thinly sliced with a vegetable peeler.Half a pound thinly sliced prosciutto (optional). Prepare and heat a gas or charcoal grill for high heat, direct grilling. Place the red and yellow bell peppers on the grill grate and cook, turning frequently, until the skin is charred all over, about five minutes per side. Use tongs to remove the peppers from the grill and place them in a large bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the skins should slip easily off the peppers. Slice them open, remove the seeds, then cut into large strips. In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and a bit each of salt and pepper. Add the pepper strips, turning to coat, and set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes. This also can be done up to three days ahead. When ready to grill, return the grill to high heat. Set the mushrooms and zucchini in a large bowl. Pour the marinade off the peppers and onto the zucchini and mushrooms, tossing them lightly to coat well.Grill the mushrooms, gill side up, for eight to 10 minutes, then flip and grill for another minute, or until completely tender. Grill the zucchini slices for three minutes per side. Split the rolls in half. Brush the cut sides lightly with oil. Place cut side down on grill for two to three minutes, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the garlic and mayonnaise until smooth. When the rolls are toasted, assemble the sandwiches by spreading both sides with garlic mayonnaise, then layering a mushroom, zucchini, peppers, basil leaves, cheese and prosciutto. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Start to finish: An hour and a half (30 minutes active). Servings: six.Nutrition information per serving (without the optional prosciutto): 610 calories; 290 calories from fat (48 percent of total calories); 32 g fat (8 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 53 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 26 g protein; 1220 mg sodium.Turn vegetables frequentlyFrom Veggies,1BThe roasted garlicGarlic is one of those pantry items that make almost any recipe better. Substitute roasted garlic for raw cloves when you want a mellower,smoky flavor.And if you are roasting one head,you might as well go ahead and make a few extra;they keep in the refrigerator for at least a week. Wrap each head in its own sheet of foil for easy grilling and storage. Youll need one head of garlic and two teaspoons of olive oil. Heat a grill to medium,with one side prepped for indirect heat (for charcoal grills,bank the coals to one side;for gas grills,turn off one burner). Remove the outer layer of papery skin from the garlic.Slice off the top half-inch from the pointed top of the garlic head.Set the garlic,cut side up,on a large square of foil.Drizzle it with the olive oil,then wrap the foil up and over it the garlic to form a loose packet. Set the garlic over the cooler side of the grill and cook for 40 minutes,or until the cloves are goldenbrown and soft.Remove from the grill and let cool.To remove the cloves,simply squeeze the entire head (or each clove) and the cloves should pop out of their skins. Associated Press Lobsterfest takes over DuvalThe two-day lobster mini-season takes place Wednesday and Thursday, and then the regular eight-month season opens Aug. 6 perfect timing for the annual Key West Lobsterfest, scheduled Aug. 8 to 11. The flavorful festivities kick off at 8 p.m. Aug. 8, when lobster aficionados can gather at the Sunset Tiki Bar & Grille, 617 Front St., for a lavish lobster boil that includes shrimp, andouille sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes. Live entertainment and drink specials are planned. Fans can sample lobster dishes of all sorts at the Key West Lobsterfest Street Fair, set for noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 10 in the 100 through 500 blocks of Duval Street. During the festival, chefs from as many as 20 local restaurants are to prepare lobster specialties ranging from tempting appetizers to traditional dinners with all the trimmings. Offerings feature fresh crustaceans caught by Florida Keys lobstermen. Afree outdoor concert is slated for 1 to 11 p.m. with local, regional and national bands performing from a stage at Duval and Greene streets. Vendors will be selling art, crafts and other merchandise. The crustacean celebration benefits a scholarship fund for Key West High School students.Its planned 2 days after season opensKEY WEST
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If you goThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Bahia Honda State Park is hosting its second annual Sport Lobster Season MiniEvent on July 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bahia Honda boat ramp. There will be information about lobstering,fishing,diving and boating. You can also tour a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and view information booths by The Turtle Hospital,Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, FDEP Bureau of Emergency Response,FWC Law Enforcement,Marathon Wild Bird Center,Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and the Dolphin Research Center. There will also be games for children,and a spiny lobster touch tank provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissions Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will have an information booth and provide free vessel safety checks. Hot dogs and chips will be sold for $5. Regular entrance fees apply. For more information,call the Bahia Honda Sand and Sea Nature Center at (305) 8729807. For more information on Florida State Parks,visit www.floridastateparks.org. Lobster Sport Season i n the Flor i da KeysDiving or snorkeling at night is not allowed during sport season.Bullynetting and hoop-netting from a boat at night is permitted.Nightis defined as one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise. Ba g L i m i tS i x lobster per person a day; two-day limit of 12.You cannot exceed six per person on opening day. Proh i b i ted Areas Artificial Habitats in State Waters and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (oceanside of Key Largo) Card Sound-Biscayne Bay Spiny Lobster Sanctuary (bayside of North Key Largo) Everglades National Park (bayside of Upper Keys) and Dry Tortugas National Park (west of Key West) Specific zones in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary:Sanctuary Preservation Areas, special-use Research Only Areas,and Ecological Reserves. These areas are generally marked by 30-inch round yellow buoys. City of Layton Near-shore d i v i n g bans During lobster mini-season,Monroe County and several municipalities prohibit snorkeling and diving within 300 feet of improved residential and commercial shorelines,manmade and private canals and public and private marinas.The ban is in effect in these areas: Unincorporated Monroe County (3 days before mini-season and first 5 days of regular season) Village of Islamorada,City of Marathon City of Key Colony Beach (3 days before mini-season through first 5 days of regular season) For f i sh i n g re g ulat i ons,see myfwc com/f i sh i n g Closedareasare l i stedat www flor i dakeys noaa .g ov V i s i t the FWC Lobster Informat i on Booth at m i le marker 1 06 bays i de When The 48-hour mini-season starts at 12:01 a.m.Wednesday, July 24,and ends at 11:59 p.m.Thursday,July 25,2013. Where Keys waters (except closed areas),part of Biscayne National Park. M i n i -season rules are d i fferent here than elsewhere i n Flor ida M i n i mum s i ze Lobster must have carapace length of more than 3 inches (as shown at right).Lobster must be measured in the water. Harvested lobster must be kept whole until landed; tailmeasurement limits do not apply on the water. No e gg s Egg-bearing lobster of all species must be released alive. The rule includes shovelnose,Spanish and spiny lobster. Eggs appear as a spongy mass on the underside of a lobsters tail.The egg mass may be orange,yellow,brown or red. Equ i pmentand l i censes Divers must carry a measuring device with them in the water. A diver-down flag must be displayed when snorkelers or divers are in the water. All harvesters must hold a recreational saltwater fishing license and have a lobster stamp ($5). Island Breeze Upper Keys Agents Larry Liberman & Lisa Karp Realtor Realtor 305.240.0066www.KeysGetaWay.com Congratulations to these New Owners! Closings are a Breeze with Lisa & Larry!! Buying or Selling call Lisa & Larry TODAY! Key Largo SOLD12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Artwork created by Suchada Linda Dali,a third-grader at the Key West Montessori,won Keys Energy Services annual student calendar contest for 2013-14,and it is featured on the cover.Overall,the utility received more than 2,000 entries from all Lower Keys and Key West elementary schools.Each month also has student artwork accompanying it.Free calendars can be picked up at 1001 James St.,Key West,and downloaded from www.keysenergy.com.CALENDAR GIRL LIVING BRIEFSBingo benefit for the homelessAnight of bingo at Boondocks Grille and Drafthouse on Ramrod Key benefits the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, which provides services to the homeless. The event is set for 7 to 9 p.m. July 30 at the bar, mile marker 27.5 bayside. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Callers are Bill Becker and Ezra Marcus from US1 Radio.Stuff the Bus gets under wayIberiaBank branches throughout the Keys are accepting donations of school supplies for the United Way of the Florida Keysannual Stuff the Bus school-supply campaign. Through July 31, the offices will accept crayons, pencils, erasers, markers, glue sticks, lined notebook paper, composition notebooks, student scissors, two-pocket folders, index cards, highlighters, ball-point pens, spiral notebooks, threering binders, rulers, calculators and backpacks. They will be distributed to children within the Monroe County School District who might not otherwise have access to new school supplies to start classes in the fall. Last year, 18 schools in the county benefited from the United Way drive. Donations can be dropped off at IberiaBank at 12640 Overseas Highway, Marathon; 5601 Overseas Highway, Marathon; 1075 Duval St., Key West; and 1000 Kennedy Drive, Key West.Sheriffs Office schedules cleanupsMonroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay has scheduled community cleanups for later this month on Stock Island and in Marathon, and invites anyone who wants to help to participate. Theyre set for July 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. between Murray Marine and the Key Haven boat ramp on Stock Island (call Capt. Gene Thompson at 745-3184) and the same day and same hours at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, mile marker 50 (contact Sgt. Dennis Coleman at 289-2430). CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551 The Matecumbe Historical Trust has on display at the Murray E.Nelson Government and Cultural Center this cannon from the Spanish galleon San Jose.The ship was destroyed in a July 14,1733,hurricane.Ronald Molinari of Tavernier recovered the 3,900-pound gun barrel and offered it to the Matecumbe Historical Trust.James B.Levy restored it after he placed it in electrolysis for three years and delivered it to Islamorada.Bill Gustafson constructed the 500-pound carriage.The Nelson center is at mile marker 102 bayside.HISTORY ON DISPLAY
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,July 20,2013 Harry Potter's WorldMel Fisher Museum presents Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 305.294.2633 melshermuseum.org 200 Greene St *KeyWest FL Treasure. Slavery. History. Shipwrecks An Enchanting Exhibitrough Aug 2013 See Four Great Exhibits One Low Price A Florida 500 and Keys Maritime History Event Nature proves consistent drawVisitors from around the world drawn to the Florida Keys can experience the island chains priceless natural resources, which have a century or more of history underlying preservation efforts. Protecting the Keys environmental riches actually began in earnest as far back as 1908, when the Key West National Wildlife Refuge was designated by the federal government. This came during the time when President Theodore Roosevelt occupied the White House and created five national parks in Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado and Oklahoma. Small wonder he earned the moniker the Conservation President. Here in the Florida Keys, the Key West National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 2,000 acres on land designated as wilderness, and more than 200,000 acres of marine waters that are co-managed by the federal government and the state of Florida. Accessible only by boat, the refuge is largely composed of unpopulated islands and marine waters located immediately west of Key West. Afew islands have sandy beaches that provide critical nesting habitat for sea turtles. Many of the refuges beaches, including those at the Marquesas Keys, are open during daylight hours for wildlife-oriented recreational uses such as wildlife observation, nature photography and environmental education. The waters around the refuges islands and flats are prime territory for fishing, wildlife viewing, diving and snorkeling. For information, visit www.fws.gov/national keydeer/keyWest/.The Key West National Wildlife Refuge, along with the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge estab-First Keys refuge began in 1908 under President Roosevelt ECO-TOURISMFlorida News ServiceBeat the summerheat at this social affairSummertime and the ice cream is ready for the 9th Annual ReMARCable Mattheessens Ice Cream and Fresh Fruit Social July 27. This fund-raiser for the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC) will feature ice cream from the Mattheessens ice cream shop, plus warm mango cobbler prepared by Pepes dessert maker Charlie Christensen. Doug Shook from Louies Backyard returns with his homemade strawberry short cakes, and Key West Cakes will provide cookies that compete for taste sensations with Glazed Donutsofferings. Other Key West venues participating this year include 2 Scoopscakes and Blue Heavens Chef Guillaume, who is bringing his much-loved banana bread ice cream sandwiches with warm caramel sauce. The social gets underway at 4 p.m. at the MARC Plant Store, 1401 Seminary St., Key West. Last year, nearly 400 people attended, according to Gordon Ross, MARCs development director and manager of fundraising. As many people have read, our program has been hard hit by state and local funding cuts to our client services, since we help out clients whether or not they have the ability to pay for these services, Ross said. Thus, our fundraising efforts have become more and more important to replace those revenue sources. The Mattheessens Ice Cream owners, Brent and Christina, will be staffing the make your own sundae booth at the social. Diana Flenard, MARC executive director, said this wonderful couple stepped up to the plate for us a few years back . and we are forever grateful for their support. For more information, call 294-9526, ext. 25 or e-mail gordonkw1552 @aim.comMARC House Ice Cream event July 27 KEYWEST Photo by NANCY DIERSINGBlack mangrove tree with numerous pneumatophores, or snorkel roots, to help the tree absorb CO2 and release Oxygen. Photographed in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.Photo by CRAIG WANOUSFlorida Keys Eco-Discovery Center has more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, see page 4B See Nature, 5B Louies Backyard Executive Chef Doug Shook with his son, Murphy, return with homemade strawberry shortcakes for the July 27 Ice Cream Social at MARCs Plant Store in Key West. Last years make your own sundaebooth brought out big smiles from those attending the Ice Cream Social hosted by MARC house. The lower Keys are home to the National Key Deer Refuge, established in 1957.
Saturday, July 20, 20135B Keynoter KeysNet.com 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 07/19 THURS. 07/25 Red 2 (PG13)1:30; 4:10; 7:15; 10:00 Turbo (PG)2D 1:50; 4:25; 6:50 3D 9:15Pacific Rim (PG13)2D 1:15; 4:10; 7:05 3D 10:00Grown Ups 2 (PG13)1:55; 4:40; 7:20; 9:45Despicable Me 2 (PG)1:45; 4:15; 7:10; 9:35 Denotes no passes or discounts accepted. the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge established in 1938, are the last of the offshore raccoon-free islands in the Lower Keys that provide safe nesting and breeding areas for great white herons and other migratory birds and wildlife. White herons are North Americas largest wading bird and, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are found only in the Florida Keys and on the South Florida mainland. Stretching from Key West to just north of the Seven Mile Bridge in the Middle Keys, the refuge features more than 375 square miles of open water and islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors primary access is by kayak, canoe or shallowdraft boat, although the refuge manages lands on Upper Sugarloaf and Lower Sugarloaf Keys that are accessible by car. For information, visit www.fws.gov/national keydeer/greatwhiteheron/. For several decades, leaders and citizens of Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys located from the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge to just outside Key West have advocated the responsible use and preservation of the abundant terrestrial and marine wildlife there. That commitment to conservation has earned the region the title of the Natural Keys. The Lower Keys are home to the National Key Deer Refuge, established in 1957 to protect and preserve habitats for wildlife, most notably the diminutive Key deer. A subspecies of the Virginia white-tailed deer, Key deer average 60 to 90 pounds when fully grown. Today the refuge encompasses more than 9,000 acres of prime Key deer territory ranging from Bahia Honda Key to the eastern shores of Sugarloaf Key, out to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. It also is a stopping point for thousands of migratory birds each year, and a winter home for many North American bird species including the roseate tern and peregrine falcon. Within the refuge are two interpretive nature trails. The Jack C. Watson Trail, named after the first refuge manager and a passionate protector of the Key deer, winds through pinelands into a tropical hardwood hammock. A second wheelchair-accessible route meanders through pine rocklands to a small wetland area. For information, visit www.fws.gov/nationa lkeydeer/. The continental United Statesonly living coral barrier reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world, parallels the 126mile chain of the Florida Keys. The extraordinary reef ecosystem, much like a tropical rain forest, supports a unique diversity of plants and animals. To protect a portion of the reef, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was dedicated in 1960 as Americas first underwater preserve. Today, visitors to the park have numerous opportunities to observe abundant wildlife through recreational and educational experiences. Those include scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking a water trail and walking along a boardwalk through plentiful tropical hammocks of wild coffee bushes and gumbo limbo, strangler fig, tamarind and mahogany trees. For more information, visit http://www.florida stateparks.org/penne kamp. Pennekamp is included in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, established in 1990 and widely regarded as a national treasure. The sanctuary encompasses 2,800 square nautical miles of coastal and oceanic waters and submerged lands. Not only does this area surround the entire landmass of the Florida Keys, it also includes vast stretches of Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.The existence of the sanctuary enables management of the regions special ecological, historical, recreational and esthetic resources. Within its boundaries lie mangrove islands, historic shipwrecks filled with rare artifacts, tropical fish and other marine life.Divers and snorkelers from all over the world are drawn to the Florida Keys to view the extraordinary reef ecosystem within the sanctuary. For more information, visitwww.floridakeys. noaa.gov/. Tourism trend promotes natural KeysFrom Nature, 4B At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted Casual, Gourmet Oceanfront Dining LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNow only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10am Photo by NANCY DIERSINGSunrise at Whale Harbor showcases the natural beauty found in the waters around the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Millard Wells Days street fair July 20Millard Wells Days, through July 21, at Morada Way Arts District, mile marker 81.3, oceanside, Islamorada. Street fair, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, gallery showings, bluegrass and tropical music, snow cones, cotton candy and summer menu items for sale. Millard Wells LookAlike Contest. Contest for artists to honor Wells vision on Sunday, along with presentation of gifts. Proceeds to benefit MARC House programs in the Upper Keys. Riffs on Immortality, at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Portraits of Sculpted Faces from the Stone Age to the Present. Paintings by Keith Bland, poetry by Maureen Tracy Venti. For more information, call 296-0458 or visit www.tskw.org. Roosters of the Keys Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July 24, Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop & Gallery, 82200 Overseas Hwy, mile marker 82.2, Islamorada. Visit www.lobstertrapart.com. YARTSALE, 10 a.m. daily through August 21, Artists in Paradise Gallery, Winn-Dixie Shopping Plaza, Big Pine Key. For more information, call 872-1828 or visit www.artistinparadise.com.FestivalsSaturday, July 20 Southernmost Coconut Castaways Jump Up Benefit School Supply Drive, 10 a.m. Schooner Wharf Bar, 200 William St. The official friend club of Howard Livingston and The Mile Marker 24 Band, benefits The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition. Eat and drink, raffles and give-a-ways. For more information, visit www.southernmostcoconutcastaways.comMusicMonday, July 22 South Florida Symphony Orchestra Blue Door String Quartet: Vienna After Dark, 7:30 p.m. at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Whitney LaGrange, violin; Amy Kimball, violin; Entela Barci, viola, and Arthur Cook, cello. Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor; Webern: 5 Movements for String Quartet; Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 Death and the Maiden. For tickets, visit www.keystix.comTheaterKey West Summer Stage, Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Stones in His Pocket, through July 20. Asad, hilarious and irresistible tale about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland. Two actors play 13 roles between them, with each new character being more real & excruciatingly funny than the next. Burn This, through July 27. Playwright Lanford Wilson at his best. At its heart, a love story, but getting there is all the fun. A truly unique blend of characters a dancer, a gay friend, a straight-laced lover out of his depth, and a literally explosive brother all combine in a powerhouse play that knocked Broadway on its behind. Often called the play that made John Malkovitch a star. For more information, call 5406102 or visit www.Key westsummerstage.comFor more information, visit www.keysarts.com.FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTSAt Morada Way Arts District in IslamoradaRegal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. The Conjuring (R): 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Red 2 (PG-13): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 pm Turbo (PG): 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, and 10:15 p.m.Grown Ups 2 (PG-13): 1:40, 4:40, 7:40 and 10:40 p.m. Pacific Rim (PG-13): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Despicable Me 2 (PG): 1;20, 4:20 7:30 and 10:25 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Girl Most Likely (PG-13): 2:00, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monsters University (PG-13): 2:15 and 4:30 p.m. This is the End (R): 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. 20 Feet From Stardom (NR): 1:45, 4:00, 6:20 and 8:30 p.m. World War Z (PG-13): 1:30, 4:00, 6:20 and 8:40 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 The Heat (R): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 Red 2 (PG-13): 1:30, 4:10, 7:15 and 10:00 p.m. Turbo (PG): 1:50, 4:25, 6:50 and 9:15 pm Pacific Rim (PG-13): 1:15, 4:10, 7:05 and 10:00 pm Grown Ups 2 (PG-13): 1:55, 4:40, 7:20 and 9:45 p.m. Despicable Me 2 (PG): 1:45, 4:15, 7:10 and 9:35 p.m. Morada Way hosts Millard Wells DaysPlanning a visit to Key West?For a good overview of the Florida Keys Environmental treasures, visit the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. The Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits covering resources and management efforts of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Located in NOAAs Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront, the center boasts free admission and free parking at 35 East Quay Rd., Key West. Operating Hours are Tuesday Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). The Center is located at the end of Southard Street in Truman Annex, across the street from Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,July 20,2013 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 575036 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 31ST DAY OF JULY 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 226 of SOMBRERO RESORT, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 1016, at Page 243. of the Public Records of Monroe County. Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: Sombrero Resort Condominium Association Inc. a/k/a Key Harbor Condominium Association Inc. Plaintiff VS. Gary W. Dillon; Carole Dillon Defendants And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000273-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 24th day of June 2013 AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L Marciel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published July 13, 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 579863 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 19, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KEY WEST, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published July 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 581014 Meeting Notice The Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday August 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Hawks Cay Resort, 61 Hawks Cay Blvd. (MM 61), Duck Key. The Visit Florida Keys Corporation will also convene during this meeting. A ll Tourist Development Council Meetin g s are o p en to gp the public. A DA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 2924441, 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 July 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 581155 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442009CA000162A001PK CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ROGER E. CEBALLOS, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated May 21, 2013, and entered in Case No. 442009CA000162A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and ROGER E. CEBALLOS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 07 day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 8, Block 17, PIRATES COVE FIRST ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 87, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 22 day of May, 2013. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen Douglass As Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published July 20, 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 581743 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Board of Directors Friday, July 26, 2013, 9:30 a.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West A rt in Public Places Committee Monday, August 5, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West A dvisory Board Planning Committee Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published July 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 582210 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/02/2013, 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. L9NTEACB5C1018723 2012 TAO I Published July 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 582293 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of an AB Inflatable approximately 10 feet in length, displaying no vessel registration number and displaying the HIN number of XMO42040C808. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on June 28, 2013; 25 miles offshore of Islamorada, capsized 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 October 11, 2013. Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer, Costoya FWC-13-OFF-6683. Published July 20, 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 582595 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/31/2013 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 as-is and final. LFETCBPR7A1670072 2008 KAIT 1N4DL01D7YC134983 2000 NISSAN Published July 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 583572 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 8:00 A.M. at 126 Bimini Drive, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published July 20, 24, 27, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 583816 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Island Lobster located at 82891 Old Highway, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Islamorada, Florida 33036 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Brooks Burdick, Owner Published July 20, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter LABRADOODLESand Abyssinians Greatfamilypet, smart,softwavyfleececoat Noshed/hyponeutervaccchip Parentstested 352-636-1545 www.vintonvalley.com LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551MARATHON SAT, 8-? 8025 Shark Dr. (off Aviation). Household, fishing euipment, tools and much more! MARATHON, SAT 9-2 Moving onto my boat! All must go! Furniture, household, tools, 10 x10 shade canapy, more! 1111 Sombrero Blvd. RECUMBENT BIKE Very good condition Asking $300 Call (305) 942-9176 83" Leather sleeper sofa. Never used. Lime color. $300. 305-743-4863. Marathon. MovingSale 1yearold furniture:Whitewicker4piece bedroomsetwith interchangeablecolored panels,sofabed,reclining loveseat,linentower,5x6 oceanwavepicture,andother items.Callforviewing.786899-3091or786-440-0234 RATTAN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS 36" x 54" glass top. Brown cushions. Exc. cond! $300 (Cost new $1500). Call or text 305-731-3212, KCB. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841 nicemobilehomeforsale 2 BR1bath,setupinOcean BreezeParkinMarathon.Lot rent$500.Withutilitiesapprox 650/moPartlyfurnished.50x 10.Nicedeck.$16,firstname.lastname@example.org LAYTON 2 BED 2 BATH On cannel 50 Dock $1,700 FLS No Pets (305) 394-3485 MARATHON 2 br, 1 ba, canal, unfurn, dockage, dish washer, microwave, W/D, $1600/mo, F/L/S. Incl util, full cable, hi-spd internet. 305-743-3759 MUST SEE 2/2 w/ 55 concrete dock, deep water canal, direct access Boot Key Harbor 7 Mile Bridge. MM 48.5. Completely furn. Walk in & live. Long term. $1,650/mo & utils. F/L/S. 305-743-5623 Marathon 2BR/1BA.1stAve, gulf.$975mo+utilities,tile floors,w/dhookupandfenced yard,smallpetsonlyF/L/S. effiency26thStkitchenette waterincluded$575moF/L/S call394-3923.$975305-3943923Mhflood@hotmail.com ISLAMORADA Furnished 1/1 condo. Pool, tennis, garage, laundry, boat dock, ramp, storage yard 25 max. $950mo. F/L/S. No pets. 305-338-0486 MARATHON 2/1 Unfurnished condo. $1,200/mo. F/L/S. Call Barbara McKee CBSRE 305-289-6499 OCEANFRONT 2 BR / /2 BA Plantaion by the Sea. Long term rental. Unfurn. $1500 / mo., furn. $1800 / mo. Call 1-(305) 815-8212 MARATHON MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 OCEAN FRONT CONDO Tiki, Pool, Sandy Beach, WiFi. Weekly, 2 BR, 2 BA. Marathon/Key Colony Beach 305-743-9888 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. Lease. $695 + electric, cable. 305-900-0113 MM 97.8 QUIET LOCATION Unfurn. 1st floor 1 BR Apt. No pets / No Smoking. 1 parking space. $900 / mo. F/L/S. Call (305) 942-8367. MM 100 Warehouse and or office With bathroom 305-522-6598 Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE. Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 Centennial Bank Part-time Teller Islamorada We are seeking candidates for a part-time Teller position. Must be flexible and able to work weekends. Teller experience and/or excellent customer service skills required. To apply, please go to http://www. my100bank.com/careers. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VCARPENTERMust have tools and car. 305-731-8872EXPD CARPENTERS Must have own transportation, hand tools, tool pouch, past employment ref. No drunks or drugs. 289-7655, Marathon. KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 JOBS RENTALS BOATS & MORE! 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SendyourResumeto:email@example.com The Keynoter Classifieds Call 743-5551 to place your ad REALTORS SHORT SALE & FORECLOSURE RESOURCE Trish Hintze5180 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050 Cell: 305-923-9976Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operatedwww.paradiseinthekeys.com firstname.lastname@example.org YOURADHERE!Both days $56.00 or one day $31.50Your ad will appear in the Florida Keys Keynoter Key West Keynoter and on our website, KeysNet.com, in the Classified Homes section.Contact Classified Dept. at 743-5551 or email to LPreston@keynoter.com Keys Insurance Services,Inc.Established Since 1984Keys Insurance is looking for an experienced, self motivated,Team players to fill a full time Insurance CSR/ Account Manager positions available in our Marathon office. Experience and 440 or 220 license required. Keys Insurance is an Equal opportunity employer with excellent benefits; Life,STD,LTD & Health Ins,Matching 401K plan,PTO and paid holidays. Send your Resume to:email@example.com
Saturday,July 20,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. PLANTATION BOAT MART is now hiring an energetic, professional person for our Parts Dept. Apply in person at 90400 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Lobster Boat needs crew member to put out traps and fish the season. Must have strong back and be reliable. 305-872-9026 Boat cleaning/maintenance. Must have valid drivers lic. Marathon area. Call (305) 434-5473 F/T Routeperson for busy Marathon vending co. Marathon-area resident pref. Solid work ethic & energetic. Detail oriented. Clean license, Class B CDL pref. HS grad. Must be bondable. Lots of moderate lifting reqd. Will train. Some mech. ability desired. Refs reqd. Call Harry 305-304-8244 Helpers to put out lobster traps Aug 1st. Must be fit. MM 63. Call 305-731-0975 HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED English reqd. Apply in person Blackfin Resort 4650 O/S Hwy, Marathon. 743-2393 SEA TOW ISLAMORADA Looking for FT & PT captains. Must have captains license and tow endorsement. Contact Ernie at 305-664-4493 SET-UP CREW Party Rental store in Marathon needs help setting up tents & party equipment. Some heavy lifting reqd. Must have valid D.L, excellent people skills and be available weekends. Good pay! Please call 743-4466 or apply 7601 O/S Hwy F/T P/T Expd Housekeeper for small resort in Marathon. Must speak English. Immediate hire! Call Mary or Steve 305-289-7672 HELP WANTED! Housekeeping. Prefer open availability. Please apply in person at the Key West Inn. (305) 451-5081 HOUSEKEEPER for small waterfront motel, F/T. Prior exp, & bi-lingual a plus. Apply in person at The Pelican, 99340 O/S Hwy, Key Largo. Housekeeping; Maintenance positions, part time, in Grassy Key. Must have experience and transportation. Call 305-289-1414. Lobby Concierge MM48 Hammocks. $500-600/wk. @ 30 hrs. Benefits in 90. Get Ap at Front Desk. Career oppty. act today. Manager for small motel in Key Largo. Prior exp & bi-lingual a plus. Strong interpersonal skills and organized with references. Send cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.MATECUMBE RESORT is hiring a Part Time Maintenance Person. Must work weekends. Send resume to: email@example.com The Hammocks At Marathon has the following 3 positions available: Expd Line Cook & Grill Cook; Seasonal Bartenders & Activities Person (previous camp counselor, swimming, arts & crafts exp. a plus). Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. EOE/Drug Free Workplace THE MOORINGS is seeking a friendly, self motivated, team player for Guest Services; duties include beach attendant and assisting guests with luggage, etc. Appearance counts. Please pick up an application @ 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada FL or fax resume to 664.4242 or email to moori firstname.lastname@example.org THE MOORINGS is seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: email@example.com DANAS AIR CONDITIONING Experienced Techs and Installers. Apply in person only 1400-107th St. Gulf, Marathon. Good pay with experience. 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. 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. IMMEDIATE HIRING Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm. MRS. MACS KITCHEN II is now hiring Servers and Hosts for our new location in the median at MM99. Please apply in person. NOW HIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. STORE CLERK Seafood retail experience preferred. Marathon location. Please call for interview 305-304-5992 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797Plumber/Sewer Installer With backhoe experience. Marathon area. Clean DL req. Pay for experience. Call 305-743-4245 or email: jm @3rdgenerationplumbing.comKENNEL CAREGIVER Animal care duties reqd. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual that loves to work with animals and people. F/T or P/T. Evening and weekends required. Call Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 743-7099 22 ANGLER w/ TRAILER No motor. $5000. Call (305) 942-9176 for more info. 23 SEACRAFT CC 225 E-Tec with trailer, Furuno GP, new cushions, battery. Prce negotiable. 305-849-0908. Greatn boat!! Marathon. Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 GradyWhiteAdventure208 200hpYamaha,GPS,ICOM 422VHFw/MicII.Locatedin Marathon.$13,firstname.lastname@example.org 44 HOUSEBOAT 3 Bouys Sunseeker. Excellent condition. $29,000. Marathon. Call Ken 253-677-7431 55 BOAT SLIP FOR SALE or lease in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incuded. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494.100576343-01 RESERVE YOUR SLIP NOW! Summer Special $450/mo. Sombrero/Dockside Marina, www.sombreromarina.com 305-743-5663, Marathon 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 39 FITZ FISHING BOAT Powered by 3406 Catepillar, Double booms, ready to go! $70K, obo. 239-825-4778 or 239-825-4782 40 Fitz Lobster, Crab boat 8V92TTI. 2 1/2 -1 transmission Complete electronics. Twin hydraulic haulers. Turn key. $55,000 Carlos, 727-326-2437 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 LOBSTER TRAP HAULER 3/4 HP electric motor, heavy duty stand & table. Dual batteries. $1,200. Call 745-2604 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 WANTED LOBSTER TAGS & TRAPS 50-100 Call Scott (305) 906-2675 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA Great motor & ice cold A/C. Good cond. 189K miles. New tires. $2,700. For more info please call 305-731-6635 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 CarforSale 1998HondaAccordV6coupe. Runsgreat.$2,500 305-587-9452 email@example.com PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2005 GMC YUKON DENALI Loaded! $12,2000 Call (305) 619-0572 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/C Windswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,July 20,2013 The Whale Harbor Group proudly announces The acquisition of Snake Creek Marina! The Whale Harbor Group proudly announces The acquisition of Snake Creek Marina! A SUMMER OF POWERFUL EXPERIENCES BEGINS WITH A GREAT OFFER ON A YAMAHA FOUR-STROKE PORTABLE OR MIDRANGE OUTBOARD. For a limited time,purchase an eligible new Yamaha 2.5hp 25hp four-stroke outboard, and receive up to $500 in credit,good toward the purchase of goods or services from your authorized,participating Yamaha outboard dealer.2059 Overseas Hwy Marathon,FL305.743.6341www.MarathonBoatYard.com Experience the Best Bay Boats for Your Family, Available Today at Caribee The newest line up, 22-26 feet from Path nder and Yamaha for your bay and nearshore needs Expect the Best! BOAT SALES AND MARINA BOAT SALES AND MARIN ACaribee Caribee Visit us: Mile Marker 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.664.3431www.caribeeboats.com Relax with a Keys Boat or Engine-Only Loan. Youll save money and reduce stress with great rates and low payments! Subject to credit approval. Restrictions may apply. Call 24/7: 305-293-6000 Go to: KeysFCU.org Visit: Any Branch Apply Now: Your local marine lending specialists The bonito were boiling and becoming almost a nuisance to my mate, Capt. Seth Hopp, whose voice was getting more hoarse after each audible fish on! He was belting it out loud enough to be heard by our scrambling clients, Leonard and Su. In predictable fashion, the schools of bonito had staged along a slight rip over the top of a deeper ledge and were feeding on the small blue runners hiding under the swirling sargassum. With plenty of bonito for bait, it was time to pull the trolling spread and start fishing the deep ledge. The 20-pound-class spinning rods had already been rigged with two hooks and an 8-ounce weight, baited with strips of bonito and deployed. We knew it wouldnt be long before what we call the tax man would arrive to take its share, so efficiency was important. After the first few yelloweye snappers made their way from the bottom of the Atlantic to the bottom of the fish box, the first of the toothy critters the tax man started to show up. Moving lazily on the surface, the first brown shark sensed panic in something as Su brought up another yelloweye. The shark locked in on the target and moved at a high rate of speed straight down toward the struggling fish. In unison, we urged Su to pick up the pace before the shark was able to lock on to the yelloweye. The upgraded bend in the rod meant he was too late and the line quickly became limp. Here we go again. Afew more fish were hooked and more brown sharks showed up to investigate. The strategy was to hook the bottom fish, reel as fast as you can, watch helplessly as the rod bent twice as much, yell expletives, go limp and then have the mate re-rig. It was time to move. Working down the same ledge after traveling half a mile or so, other species were found, including American red snapper. Now we were in a real situation with the sharks. The American red snapper were big but still closed to harvest in the South Atlantic. We also knew the sharks would find us quickly, as the larger fish struggled longer with the increased fight time. Sure enough, the first one appeared while Su struggled with a large fish and soon all that was left was a large American red snapper head. There are no regulations in the shark world. Survival of the fittest reigns and now the former 20-pound American red snapper could fit in a shoebox. Soon the sharks were eating the baits before they even made it to the bottom, saving the red snapper but ending with chomped lines for Leonard and Su. Another move was in order once the tax man has found you, it only gets worse. Here are a couple of ways to alleviate the loss of your hooked fish to sharks in the Florida Keys:Backcountry. If a shark has found and is in pursuit of your permit, tarpon, bonefish, snook, redfish, etc., open the spool, allowing complete freedom of movement for the hooked fish until the shark gives up chase. The threat may have passed for the moment but be ready to do it again. Watch yourself when landing the fish, too. You may have a surprise as you cradle your trophy next to the skiff.Bridges. Most of the time you wont see the shark but your hooked fish will suddenly have a huge burst of energy, possibly rising to the surface in an attempt to avoid the teeth and giving you a glimpse of the shark. Same story here. Open the bail and let your fish run at freedom speed until the coast is clear.Reef. Reel thats about all you can do to save the hooked fish. To tame the shark, especially if it is large and in charge, rig your 50-wide, wire and flip back one of the legal-sized reef fish or a slab of bonito. Keeping the sharks occupied will stop the madness.Wrecks. Power away with your motors if the sharks are thick. We deploy 50-poundclass gear to move the large amberjacks away from the wrecks and then have our clients finish reeling them to the boat. Bottom fish are another story. Worst case, hook the sharks with heavy gear and wire. This part of the solution is thoroughly enjoyed by most. Nothing beats a huge shark on ample tackle. Hours of fund but always release sharks. Sharks are abundant here in the Florida Keys and reports of bigger and badder sharks means the challenge is growing. So remember, the tax man will be there waiting for you. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Expect sharks to want a piece of your catchMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact: To tame the shark,especially if it is large and in charge,rig your 50-wide,wire and flip back one of the legal-sized reef fish or a slab of bonito. Angler Su Kin Wei shows the remnants of an American red snapper he landed with Capt.Marlin Scott and mate Scott Hopp on July 11.The tax man cometh for your nice fish Senior driving class is MondayAn AARPdriver safety class for motorists older than 50 is planned for Monday in the Upper Keys. The refresher course is designed to teach drivers how to accommodate their driving styles to account for the aging process. There is no test or driving required; membership in AARPis not necessary. The class is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, 50 High Point (mile marker 88.7 bayside), Plantation Key. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP gradates. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers, $14 for others. The fee includes a workbook. To find out more, call 852-1620.Fest applications are now availableThe theme of Fantasy Fest 2013 is Super Heroes, Villains and Beyond, and organizers of the events parade want potential participants to start thinking creatively. The parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 26 down Duval Street in Key West. Applications are available for download at www.FantasyFest.com and are due no later than the close of business Aug. 16. Rules and requirements are included on the form. Afloat-building workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Pier Hous e Resort and Caribbean Spa. Float drivers and a tea m representative from eac h approved entry will b e required to attend a safet y briefing Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. a t the Pier House. To find out more, cal l 296-1817.LIVING BRIEFS