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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 VOLUME 60, NO. 103 25 CENTS Poveromos showOne of South Floridas biggest fishing seminar series returns to the Upper Keys in February. Story, 1B Life for Little TonyA convicted killer of SunCruz Casinos and Miami Subs founder Gus Boulis gets life in prison. Story, 3A Photo courtesy NICK DOLLMore than 300 people participated in the Dec. 14 SantaCon in Key West. The holiday-themed bar crawl had Santa wannabes caroling through Old Town, stopping at the Worlds Smallest Bar, 124 Duval St., where 46 Santas and one dog broke the previous record of 42 that fit into the bar. Here, the carolers take in The Porch, a bar at 429 Caroline St.NEW SANTACON RECORDKeys packed for holidaysIn the tourism-driven Florida Keys, the week between Christmas and New Years Day is perhaps the busiest of the year and gives way to the much-anticipated January-through-April season.And from the look of things, this year is no different, as hotels and other accommodations Keyswide are reporting booming business for the holidays. In our little corner of paradise here, things are really hopping, said Barbara Maddox, co-owner of Porkys Bayside BBQ and adjoining Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway on the bayside of Marathons Old Town. Weve got all [11] of our rooms rented, all [14] of our rental boats are rented. Porkys is busy. Definitely everybody seems to be here for the holidays.At the 40-room Coconut Cay Resort and Marina adjacent to Florida Keys Marathon Airport, general manager and partner Steve DeRoche said this week is busy and 2013 as a whole has been up every single month.He said that on Tuesday, his occupancy was at 84 percent but from this Thursday through the new year, Were sold out. In fact, most of us [in Marathon] should be sold out. The Key Largo Chamber of Commerce had more than 380 people stop through its Overseas Highway location on Monday, many asking about lodging and dining options, according to office staff. In response to the frequently asked questions, they posted on the door outside a list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Lou Gammell, a longtime bartender at the iconic Sloppy Joes on Duval Street in Key West, will open the bar today. Christmas, typicallyLodgings up and down the island chain reporting strong business for seasonTOURISMBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Kids surprised with new bikesMore than 20 Middle Keys children are sporting new wheels today thanks to Marathon city staff members and Boot Key Harbor residents. City Ports Director Sean Cannon said donations from employees and liveaboard boaters raised enough money to buy 22 bicycles as Christmas gifts. Theyre distributed to families in need based on referrals. The effort has become an annual thing since it started around eight years ago, when a harbor resident gave a city staffer a tip. Being government employees, we were not allowed to take tips. We said, What are we going to do with it? Cannon said.Longtime City of Marathon Marina employee Jenny Meany came up with the idea to purchase bicycles.Instead of us giving each other presents, she said Lets buy bikes for the kids. I think we bought three or four that year and from there it took off, Cannon said. The idea grew when marina staff shared the idea with the rest of their city coworkers. It grew even more when Boot Key harbor liveaboards got involved.The next thing you know, were doing 22 bikes this year, Cannon said, noting that harbor residents contributed $500 to $600 to the cause.Harbor resident Sage Seely is a fixture on the harbors Cruisers Net radio broadcasts, which share information with visitors and residents about goings-on at the marina.Liveaboards, city staff combine to distribute 22By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYBoot Key Harbor resident Sage Seeley and City of Marathon Marina employees Jenny Meany and Sean Cannon show the 22 bicycles they purchased for local kids. Theyre financed using donations from harbor residents and city staff members.Sewer drilling remains haltedAll has been quiet on the sewer-drilling front along the Old Highway on Windley Key in the wake of Fridays protest by Theater of the Sea staff.Work to drill through the coral rock for sewer-pipe installation near the marine attraction hasnt resumed since a stop-work order was issued by Greg Tindle, Islamoradas wastewater program manager. Engineers from primary contractor Reynolds Water Islamorada and for Theater of the Sea plan to meet Thursday to review plans that could affect a culvert and channel that feeds Theater of the Seas ponds for dolphins and sea lions. Tindle has done quite a bit for us, said Pam Hughes, assistant curator at Theater of the Sea. But the holidays are a really bad time to try to get a meeting together. Trainers and staff from the Islamorada attraction on Monday stood and parked in a planned sewer-drilling route between the Old Highway and the attraction property at mile marker 84.7. Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies were called but no arrests were made. Theater of the Sea staff say they fear a plan to drill several feet beneath the saltwater channel, dug more thanTheater of Sea, village to meet for talks ThursdayISLAMORADABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comGoliath grouper being revisitedThe possible future of South Florida fishing rules including the latest information on Goliath grouper populations goes before combined panels of federal and state fishery experts convening Jan. 7 to 9 in Key Largo.This is really interesting stuff, Robert Mahood, executive director of the federal South Atlantic Fishery Manage ment Council, said Monday.Board members and staff from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Council, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission scientists and managers, will consider possible ways to streamline fishing regulations specifically for South Florida waters.Weve talked for years about trying to coordinate regulations in Florida. This is part of that, Mahood said. If you drive down U.S. 1 in the Keys, you might legally catch a snapper on one side of a bridge, he said. But if you take it across the road to your car, you may be breaking the law.The two federal councils and the FWC formed the Joint Council on South Florida Management Issues, which meets at the Hilton Key Largo.Five council members or staff members who serve on the South Florida committee also sit on the Goliath Grouper Joint Council Steering Committee, which holds a meeting during the Key Largo trip. John Sanchez, a former Florida Keys commercial fishing executive, represents the Gulf Council on both committees.Theres been a lot of interest, especially from the gulf side where theyre seeing more [Goliath grouper], in reopening that fishery, Mahood said.It has been nearly a quarter of a century since a ban on legally harvesting a Goliath grouper then known as a jewfish was enacted in 1990.Fishs harvest has been banned nearly 25 yearsKEYS FISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Holidays, 3ASee Drilling, 3ASee Regulations, 3ASee Bikes, 3A


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, December 25, 2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.7871 THURS.7871 FRI.7968 SAT.7769 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIESDue to an editing error, a recent story about the Florida Keys Concert Association had the incorrect location for a Jan. 20 concert by the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Its at Marathon High School.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSBody found in Lower Keys watersA body believed to be that of a Lower Keys man was found in waters off Niles Channel Tuesday. A friend of Charles Salyers, 68, who lived on his boat on the oceanside of the channel at Ramrod Key, reported Salyers and Salyers dinghy missing Monday night. The friend told the Monroe County Sheriffs Office he hadnt seen Salyers since Saturday around 11 a.m. His 26-foot Silverton liveaboard boat was still in the water and his pickup truck was parked on the north end of the Niles Channel Bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helped search for Salyers. Late Tuesday, the Sheriffs Office said it was still in the process of confirming if the body found is that of Salyers. Council: Shrink development planCiting community character concerns, the Marathon City Council is forcing property owner Alfredo Landins to reconfigure, for a third time, a development site plan for his roughly 1.2-acre property at Sombrero Beach and Treasure roads.The council had approved Landins plan to build three single-family homes at 2000 Sombrero Beach Road, but citing the character of the neighborhood, now wants him to reconfigure the plan with more lot frontage. As proposed, each of the three lots was 50 feet wide along Sombrero Beach Road. The council told Landin to increase that to 75 feet and move one of the three homes closer to the rear of the 300foot-deep parcel.As part of the deal, Landin requested that any reconfiguration still allow water access for all three lots. The council agreed. According to city code, Landin has the right to build as many as five homes on his property, which is zoned residential-medium. But Garrett said most city codes allow a governing body to account for what the rest of the neighborhood looks like. Theyre saying theres nothing in the neighborhood thats like that and it doesnt meet the typical properties around it, he said. Michelle Brossard and Byron Goss live near Landins property and addressed their concerns at the Dec. 12 council meeting. Brossard asked the council to reduce the site plan from three to two homes. Having those little row homes takes away from the character of the whole area. Treasure [Road] and Tingler [Lane] are all oversized lots, she said. It was a single-family lot for years.Goss said hes concerned that three row homes could potentially have more than 20 vacation-rental guests at a time. He said the law allowing that many homes on a one-acre lot should change. Even the builder said five houses on one acre was too much; theyve gone from four to three. That regulation is out of sync with what we feel is in the best interest of our community, he said.At the Nov. 26 council meeting, the council invoked zoning in progress when it comes to similar residentialmedium zoned lots in the city. The idea would be to not allow so many homes on a lot that small.That means we have the ability to forestall any future applications until we make any fix the problem, Garrett said. The easiest way to do it is to have a minimum front footage. Garrett said he would work on an ordinance for the advisory Planning Com mission to consider some time early next year.Landowner told to add frontage at Sombrero siteBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONMan sought in girlfriends beatingKey West police on Tuesday were on the lookout for a 31-year-old man whos suspected of beating up his girlfriend of two years.Police were called to the couples Flagler Avenue house at 4:48 p.m. Saturday to find the woman on the front porch hysterical with a black left eye and red marks around her neck, according to a report prepared by Officer Isaac Helfner. The suspect, Tony Campo, was nowhere to be seen.The woman told Helfner that on Friday, Campo choked her and punched her in her surgically repaired knee, knocking a staple out.Then Saturday morning, he allegedly took her phone, ID and money before locking her in the bedroom and placing a barricade in front of the door, then leaving for work, according to the report.When Campo later returned, the woman told police, They got into another argument and as [she] tried to get away, Campo took her crutches; she managed to [crawl] to her neighbors house asking for help.According to records maintained by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Campo was arrested on theft charges in May 2010.CRIME FRONTPanel to rank money requestsInitial recommendations for how to divide up requests for more than $350,000 in capital projects in Key West will go to the Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee on Jan. 2.Applications from individuals and community groups seeking money from the Tax Increment Fund, a special property tax mechanism that reinvests in Bahama Village brick-andmortar projects through an annual funding cycle. There are six projects asking for a combined $358,359 out of $456,491 thats available:$85,000 sought by the organizers of the Key West African Festival, a cultural event held for the first time this past summer, to launch a program to make homes more energyand water-efficient.$75,000 sought by Habitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys and Key West to continue, for the third year, its Neighborhood Revitalization Project, which provides home repairs with a specific focus on elderly residents.$70,000 sought by a Petronia Street homeowner to demolish and reconstruct a single-family house.$62,190 sought by the Newman United Methodist Church, 410 Truman Ave., for concrete repairs and exterior paint.$45,201 sought by Key West High School to launch a Green Jobs and Futures construction program that dovetails with the African Festival request; festival organizers would buy the materials, the students would help with the improvements.$20,998 sought by Bethel AME Church, 907 Truman St., for installation of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Photo courtesy GOOGLE EARTHThis is the property in question, near Sombrero Beach. 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every thing is 100 percent. Its a great day in the bar. Its a very good spirit ... even at 9 in the morning. Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, said its members are reporting theyre booked solid. This is generally our busiest week of the year. Historic trends provided to the Monroe County Tourist Development Council by Smith Travel Research bolster that observation. Smith Travel is a voluntary room-occupancy reporting agency. Between Dec. 25, 2012, and Jan. 2, 2013, Key Wests more than 5,500 hotel rooms had occupancy rates ranging from 95.3 percent to 99.5 percent, with the average daily rate hitting a high on New Years Eve of $410.32 (since then, five hotels with a combined 534 rooms have temporarily shut for redevelopment). Weinhofer says the lodging industry nationwide is in an upswing in terms of average daily rates. Were finally out of that down period. Rates are up and the economy is coming back, she said. Showing up this week without a room would be like showing up over Fantasy Fest without a room. That holds true in the Upper and Middle Keys, too, where Smith Travels data indicate occupancy between Dec. 25, 2012, and Jan. 2, 2013, at between 93.4 percent and 98.6 percent, with average daily rate topping out on New Years Eve at $381.63. Key West also benefits this time of year from cruise-ship and airplane visitors, with December 2012 boasting more than 65,000 cruise passengers arriving in a combined 31 port calls. There were 43 port calls scheduled this month, with 11 between Christmas and New Years days.As expected, tourist numbers strongFrom Holidays, 1A Wednesday, December 25, 2013 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com ESPECIALLYFORYOU 105970 Overseas Highway Key Largo (MM 105) 97950 Overseas Highway Key Largo (MM 98) 91200 Overseas Highway Tavernier (MM 91) 10694 Overseas Highway Marathon (MM 53) 2565 Overseas Highway Marathon (MM 49)422 Eaton Street Key West(Closed Christmas Day)Now in 6 Locations This little note of thanks brings a bounty of best wishes to you, our friends and neighbors. For the gift of your patronage, we are deeply grateful.Merry Christmas to all! OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDA Y DECEMBER 30, 2013 A T 9:30 A.M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 12/25/2013 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 REMEMBER THE GOOD OLE DAYS?Te 50s & 60s Rocked! Gettin your belt buckle polished to slow songs, doin the Jitterbug & the Chicken. We are gonna find a place for us old timers todance & listen to the music. Get your name on our email list. Bud 269-338-2903 or daybreaker33@live.com D GREAT SELECTION OF:Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cheeses, and Snacks SPECIAL $10.99Budlight 12 Pack12oz Cans or Bottles$19.99Bacardi RumORSmirnoff Vodka(1.75 Liters) (305) 664.2669 mm 81.2 Oceanside Islamorada, FL 28% OFF!EVERY TUESDAY4PM 9PMThrough December(Excludes Sale Items)to 50 years ago, could damage or destroy a channel that carries seawater to ponds that are home to eight dolphins, five sea lions and 10 sea turtles.Theater of the Seas display ponds were created from using rock pits excavated for Henry Flaglers Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway a century ago, curator Beverly Osborne said.The culvert and channel funnels thousands of sea water daily into the ponds. That water is our lifeline into a land-locked facility, veterinary technician Melissa Jaroneski said.Part of the channel lies along right of way for the Old Highway, Tindle said earlier this week. Theater of the Seas veterinarian, Michael Renner, cautioned staff that even if drilling did not damage the channel itself, the work might release trapped bacteria into the water that flows to the ponds.Renner plans to attend Thursdays meeting of the engineers but a state Department of Environmental Protection staff member might not available, Hughes said.Meeting set for ThursdayFrom Drilling, 1AIve kind of taken on the role of social director at the harbor, she said. What Ive been doing through the season is announcing on a daily basis to tip your [sewage] pumpout person generously because the donations will go toward bikes for the needy in the community, she said.Seely said the donations poured in. But its too late this year to buy more bikes.Ive changed it now to Im asking you continue to tip the pumpout person and all those proceeds will be going to the nonprofit organization Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, she said. KAIR is a food pantry for many Middle Keys families and offers a wide variety of social services, as well.Its a great community we have, Seely said. Monroe County Sheriffs Office Deputy Willy Guerra plays the role of Santa Claus each year in the bike-giving operation. He receives a list of names from Stanley Switlik Elementary School and Marathon Middle School and delivers the bikes in time for Christmas morning. The school passes on a list of kids in need, he said. A lot of them go to 15th Street, but [they go to] all different areas of Marathon. He said the looks the kids faces when presented with the bikes is well worthwhile. Its pretty awesome, Guerra said.Kids reactions pretty awesomeFrom Bikes, 1A Sightings and reports of more Goliath grouper have been increasing for years. Recent fishing reports from the Keys include accounts of releasing more than a dozen Goliath grouper on one trip. However, many biologists worry that allowing even a limited harvest of the slowgrowing, territorial fish that can grow to more than 700 pounds could quickly reverse decades of gains. We really dont know if the [Goliath grouper] stock is rebuilt, Roy Crabtree of the National Marine Fisheries Service said at a Keys meeting last summer. Its probably close but we dont know.... A lot of people feel if we open the bag limit, people will fish it right back down. Luiz Barbieri, an FWC biologist, will update the Joint Council on South Florida Management Issues on the most recent Goliath grouper assessments. The grouper committee agenda includes possible management options for moving beyond the moratorium. The South Florida panel will look at which species might best benefit from special regional rules. Cited are yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, hogfish, mangrove snapper, shallowwater groupers, Nassau grouper, Warsaw grouper and speckled hind. Florida fishery managers have taken taken the lead on the South Florida rules, Mahood said, but any decisions would have to return to the councils and state. Once it gets to the level of deciding, it goes to the full-blown [federal] process, Mahood said. Its not a quick thing.The full meeting agenda is online at http://safmc.net /meetings/other-meetings.Joint Council looks at Goliath grouperFrom Regulations, 1A Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA diver gets acquainted with a Goliath grouper in Dry Tortugas National Park 70 miles from Key West. Over the years, there have been louder calls to open the species to harvest.Life sentence in Boulis killingAnthony Little Tony Ferrari was sentenced Thurs day to life in prison without parole for helping orchestrate the 2001 mob-style murder of businessman Gus Boulis, who ran a fleet of gambling ships and founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain. Boulis, 51 when he was killed in 2001, founded the SunCruz Casinos gamblingboat fleet in Key Largo in 1994. That grew into gambling boats in Dania, Jacksonville, Port Canaveral and Myrtle Beach, S.C. It ceased operations in Key Largo in October 2009 and in the other places two months later.He also was the father of Miami Subs, the chain out of which grew a sub shop he opened in Key West in 1980. He also owned plenty of Upper Keys real estate.Boulis was gunned down as he drove his BMW away from a business meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 6, 2001. On Miami Road, a car cut him off, a black Mustang pulled alongside, blocking him in, and shots rang out.Boulis was hit three times but his car kept moving a few blocks before crashing into a tree. He was declared dead an hour later at a hospital.Trial testimony showed that Ferrari, 56, and Anthony Big Tony Moscatiello plotted to have Boulis killed by a mob hit man in a battle for control of the SunCruz fleet. Witnesses testified that Moscatiello had ties to New Yorks Gambino crime family.Moscatiello, 75, was on trial with Ferrari but was granted a mistrial when his attorney became ill. He will be retried at some point in 2014, and prosecutors, as they tried with Ferrari, will seek the death penalty. A third man charged in the killing, James Pudgy Fiorillo, pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy and testified for the prosecution in exchange for a lenient sentence. Fiorillo admitted conducting surveillance on Boulis and getting rid of the murder weapon, but insisted he was not directly involved. Ferrari, who testified in his own defense that he did not plot to kill Boulis, said very little at Thursdays sentencing hearing.The murder plot unfolded a few months after Boulis sold the SunCruz fleet to New York businessman Adam Kidan and Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kidan brought in Moscatiello and Ferrari, giving them lucrative contracts with the gambling ships that were threatened when Boulis made it clear he wanted to regain control.Witnesses said the triggerman in Boulis death, John J.J. Gurino, was later killed in a dispute with a Boca Raton delicatessen owner.Boulis, a native of Greece, sold the SunCruz fleet in 2000 for a reported $147 million. The buyers, Abramoff and Kidan, had obtained a $60 million loan by telling lenders they had paid Boulis $23 million of their own money.But they hadnt. Rather, Boulis accepted a promise of payment in return for a share of future revenue from the gambling fleet. Abramoff was sentenced in 2006 to nearly six years for the fraudulent casino deal. He also got a four-year sentence in 2008 for conspiring to defraud the U.S., corrupting public officials and defrauding his clients in a separate case. Kidan testified that both Moscatiello and Ferrari confessed to him that they plotted the slaying. Kidan and Abramoff pleaded guilty to fraud in their $147.5 million purchase of SunCruz and served federal prison time, but they were never implicated in Boulis killing. Abramoff was also the key figure in a Washington influence-peddling case that resulted in charges against 21 people on corruption charges, including former U.S. Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio). The saga was made into a 2010 movie, Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey as Abramoff, part of which focused on the Boulis killing. Keynoter staff supplemented this report.Gambling boats, Miami Subs got starts in KeysBy CURT ANDERSONAssociated PressIN THE COURTS BOULIS FERRARI


Opinion & EditorialWednesday, December 25, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALRegulators take a welcome stepLETTERS TO THE EDITORPlanning board erredIf there was any doubt that Marathon city government needs an overhaul, one only had to attend the recent city Planning Commission hearing [where city denial of a proposed commercial recycling center on Aviation Boulevard was overturned, 3-2].The planning commissioners are not elected but appointed by City Council members. I cant imagine any qualifications are required, as two of the commissioners had no idea what they were asked to do. I surmise these planning commissioners are cronies or mouthpieces for the City Council members who each appoint one. It is ridiculous that these appointees can overrule (by split vote) the ruling of the professional members of the government, City Planning Director Garrett and the city attorney. It is also wrong that this group can negatively impact the quality of life for hundreds of taxpaying and voting residents of Marathon. No doubt a day of reckoning is but 11 months away. Bob Guerin MarathonLearning can be funI took a group of students from the Key West Collegiate Academy, a charter school at Florida Keys Community College, on a field trip to Physics Day at Busch Gardens in Tampa. After a long ride, seven hours, I decided to take them to a bowling party; some opted for shopping at Target. After three hours of a great time bowling, we headed back to the hotel. The students wanted to go swimming at 11 p.m.; I told them they have 20 minutes but to be very quiet because the pool closes at 11. It was about 30 seconds after the first splash that security asked them nicely to get out of the pool. I put them in their rooms and I was asleep before my head hit the pillow. We arrived at Bush Gardens at 8:30 a.m. The park opened at 9 for Physics Day participants, an hour before the park opened to the general public. This allowed them to experience the velocity, acceleration and G forces while riding roller coasters that we studied prior to our trip.In addition, they had experiment stations throughout the park for hands-on learning that were manned by students from the University of South Florida. At 3 p.m., we were scheduled for our presentation by Dr. David Wright, professor of physics at Tidewater Community College in Virginia, for a high-energy, entertaining demonstration of the laws of physics we studied. By 5 p.m., everyone was exhausted and ready for the ride home.This trip was a great experience for the students and I can highly recommend this field trip for other math teachers.Tom Kailian Cujoe KeyLets all Run-A-MukWhy should kids have all the fun? Join us at the National Key Deer Refuge for our second annual Camp Run-A-Muk, an outdoor adventure and nature camp for adults 22 and older who want to learn more about what national wildlife refuges have to offer. Camp Run-A-Muk will run from Jan. 27 to 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp is open only to seasonal or permanent residents of the Florida Keys who can attend all four days. Cost is a $25 donation to Friends and Volunteers of Refuges, a support organization. Included in the cost are a kickoff breakfast, T-shirt and optional kayak trip. Space is limited to 12 enthusiastic campers. To sign up or for more information, please contact me at 304-9625 or via e-mail at kristie_killam@fws.gov Kristie Killam, ranger Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Big Pine KeyGifts appreciatedGrace Jones Daycare would like to thank Jan Mellman and the many Marathon Yacht Club members who tirelessly shopped and wrapped gifts for three needy families at our center. We cannot thank them enough for bringing joy to their Christmas to remember. Iris Coe MarathonDont block Rowells viewRe: The Monroe County Commission agreeing to buy the former Rowells Marina in Key Largo for an events field and park: Good buy for Rowells Marina, as it has one of the best scenes from the highway in the Florida Keys. However, if there are plans to develop it and obstruct the view of the property and water from the highway, then it will be a waste of money. Ben Volpian Key WestFoundation reflects spiritUpon reflection of the holiday season and the spirit of Christmas (giving and receiving), the Marathon Recreation Center would like to thank the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation for its generous donation to the center and its continuous support of the community of Marathon for many years. The donation helps the Rec Center continue to serve the youths of Marathon, providing them a positive and safe, structured environment to play, learn and grow. We are very grateful. Anthony Culver MarathonCreation of the Joint Council an admission we need own rulesIf you make your money off fishing as a charter skipper or in the commercial industry in the Keys, knowing the rules out on the water can be more confusing than scuba diving at night without a flashlight. We have so many rules written by so many rulemaking bodies in so many different jurisdictions down here, its amazing that fishermen dont spend less time fishing and trying to earn a living and more of their time trying to stay up to date on what they can and cannot do. We have the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and its enforcement of state fishing rules. We have the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council making and enforcing federal rules from Key West to the North CarolinaVirginia border. We have the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council creating and enforcing federal rules from Key West to the Texas-Mexico border. So and this is no exaggeration one can catch one kind of fish on the bayside, drive his or her boat to the oceanside, and be in violation of South Atlantic Council rules. Or one can catch an allowable fish in federal waters, then be in violation of state law on the ride back to the dock. The issue really came to a head several years ago when the South Atlantic Council put into place in its jurisdiction a four-month moratorium on catching grouper. That closure runs from Jan. 1 through April. The protests were loud down here because the aim was protecting gag grouper. But grouper species here consist mainly of red grouper and black grouper, not the gag the feds say needed immediate protection. Yet the entire fishery is shut for four winter months a period that charter captains contend is critical to their business. Simply, visitors love or used to love winter vacations in the Keys specifically to catch grouper. But for four key tourism months, they cant. Keys fishermen have long sought to have a federal fishery council created specifically for the Keys, saying what works off the Carolinas, Georgia and the Gulf Coast doesnt work here. But thats not happening. However, officials are hearing the concerns by creating whats called the Joint Council on South Florida Management Issues, which is just what its name implies: A panel charged with keeping a focus on South Florida, not points north or west. The Joint Council comprises members from the South Atlantic Council and Gulf of Mexico Council, along with FWC staff members. The Joint Council meets in Key Largo from Jan. 7 to 9 to address South Florida issues, among them looking at whether the Goliath grouper harvest ban should be lifted. This is a small but welcome step, with fishery managers at all levels finally recognizing that fishing in the Florida Keys (and South Florida as a whole) can be so complicated that by the time one knows whats legal and whats not, theres little time for actual fishing. Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. Tentative deal reachedAfter some uncertainty about the events future, promoter John Carbonell says the Superboat International World Championship powerboat races will return to Key West in 2014.Faced with a reduction in Tourist Development Council marketing dollars from $120,000 to $100,000, compounded by a lackluster sponsorship showing, Carbonell had started talks with officials in Clearwater and Sarasota about moving the races, which finished their 33rd annual running in November, to one of those cities.But after an informal discussion with City Commis sioner Mark Rossi, which is expected to give way to formal talks in January, Carbonell, a Key West native, decided to keep the races in the Southernmost City.Rossi said his expectation is the city would agree to waive fees for extra police, fire and public works crews needed during race week.According to a budget included in Carbonells October event application to the City Commission, he spent $2,400 for fire services, $5,850 for city ambulances, $5,086 for use of property at the Truman Waterfront and more than $33,000 for security.Weve always had a good relationship with John, Rossi said Monday, and there are some things the city can do to help out. The community realizes the importance of the boat races; thats how a lot of people make their money for the holidays.Carbonell agreed, saying he stages the races in November so waiters, cab drivers, people who make money off the event at least know they can count on it for another year. He added, It helps a lot of people make sure they have money for Christmas. Before Carbonell decided to stay in Key West pending the fee waivers from the city, Stu Jones, president of the Florida Powerboat Club, made it known he wanted to fill the void if the races moved from Key West. Jones, based in Pompano Beach, said he could expand the scope of the Powerboat Clubs annual Key West Poker Run, which has corresponded with the race week for 21 years. The Poker Run, which leaves from Miami and Coconut Grove, travels through Florida Bay, crosses under the Seven Mile Bridge to the Atlantic and then goes on to Key West. He has said it could be expanded to include shootouts, speed trials and shoreside activities. Jones said the poker run this year drew between 180 and 200 boats, averaging six riders per boat.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST POWER BOAT RACES Photo by MEGAN ONEILLEagle Scout Sean ONeill accepts congratulations from Father Henryk Pawelec of San Pedro Catholic Church for ONeills completed Eagle Scout project, a solar-lighted sign and planter box at the Plantation Key church. ONeill designed the project and obtained materials, then built it with help from fellow Scouts and friends. Native plants were used for low maintenance. ONeill, a Coral Shores High School senior, has been in Scouting since the first grade.EAGLE SCOUT PLANTER Volunteers show the gifts collected for Grace Jones Daycare families. Previous Camp Run-A-Muk campers have fun kayaking in the Lower Keys.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Key Largo 98200 Overseas Hwy. (M.M. 98-1/2) (305) 852-4515 Marathon 5800 Overseas Hwy. (M.M. 50) (305) 743-5855*Not valid on Spanx, Jara, Not Your Daughters Jeans, Kristin Crenshaw, Seabreeze, Beachpointe, I.O. Sport Leggings, Bali, Leon Levin, Foxcroft, Isadela, Neyelle, Flair, Belldini, Avalin, and Coobie Bras. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. A clearance item is one that has been reduced at least twice. LADIES APPAREL 40% OFF After Christmas Sale! th th th th HOLIDAY HOURS Thursday Dec. 26th 7:00 am to 5:30 pm %OFF*%OFF*40%OFF* SEE EXCLUSIONS. Valid 12/26/13 12/31/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (2) 25% off coupons per customer. SEE EXCLUSIONS. Valid 12/26/13 12/31/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (2) 25% off coupons per customer. SEE EXCLUSIONS. Must have 40% off coupon to receive discount. Valid 12/26/13 12/31/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (1) 40% off coupon per customer. Plus, Thursday through Tuesday Bonus Coupons! EARLY SHOPPER BONUS!th 40% OFFMust be at register by 10 a.m. Casual Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Seating 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.Make Your Reservations 289-1554Call early for New Years ReservationsThe only thing we overlook is the ocean.Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm Open 7 Days All Major Credit Cards Accepted Christmas For TwoChoice ofWhole Turkey(10-12 lb.) Baked Stuffed Hog Fishw/ Newburg SauceBaked Ham w/Port Raisin Sauce$58 per coupleEntrees include salad, breads, trimmings & holiday pies Business PUBLIX STEPS UPPublix Super Markets Charities has donated $8,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys. The money is to support Habitats A Brush with Kindness program, which makes repairs on homes owned by income-qualified elderly homeowners of the Lower Keys. At the presentation are (from left) Kevin Piper, manager of the Key Plaza Publix; Mark Moss, Habitat for Humanity executive director; and Kim Seitz, Searstown Publix manager. Ups, downs for small bizSmall-business owners are probably glad to put 2013 into the books.For many, it was a frustrating year of waiting. Waiting to learn about the new healthcare law. Waiting for lawmakers to solve budget disagreements. And waiting for the economy to improve. Many put off big decisions like purchasing equipment and hiring as they sought clarity. But in the end, owners fought inertia and appear to be looking forward to 2014. Hiring seems to be showing an uptick and lending to small businesses is improving.Heres a look back at some of the big issues small business owners faced this year:Health careSmall businesses began 2013 with questions and by the years end, there were few answers. Companies struggled to sign up for insurance for employees on federally run websites. After a series of computer glitches and delays, the government said businesses would have to buy through brokers, agents and insurance companies until November 2014. Coverage that goes into effect Jan. 1 or later must conform to the law. Many businesses sidestepped the requirements by renewing policies in 2013. Owners had mixed reviews about coverage on government websites. Some with mostly younger workers found theyll be paying more than expected. The law is designed to lower premiums for older and sicker workers by including younger, healthier ones in the pool of insured people. Many owners were disappointed by the limited choice of plans.However, there were some positive reviews. Some owners said they were pleased with the premiums they found on the websites because they were comparable to the rates they were already paying.Experts said it will take at least a year for businesses to know how the law will affect them.Budget problemsThe $85 billion in budget cuts that took effect March 1 hurt small businesses with federal contracts. Some lost revenue and had to lay off workers. Companies like retailers whose customers include federal workers also lost revenue. The government shutdown and deadlock in Congress over the budget in October was more harmful to small businesses than larger companies. Some federal contractors couldnt get paid. Companies that wanted Small Business Administrationbacked loans had to wait longer for approvals.HiringIn January, small businesses added 106,000 jobs, according to payroll provider ADP. But optimism about a small business hiring boom dissipated as the number of new jobs fell in February and then averaged nearly 70,000 through October.Owners said they werent planning to add workers because they didnt have the sales to justify the expense, or they didnt need to hire to grow, according to an American Express survey back in the spring. Uncertainty about health care also made them wary.Through most of the year, owners stuck to those plans, but near then end of the 2013 there was a glimmer of hope. ADP reported that small businesses created 102,000 new jobs in November. More insight that could bode well for small business hiring next year came from a Bank of America survey. Thirty-one percent of owners questioned in the fall said they planned to hire, and 56 percent of those owners said they needed employees to boost business in 2014.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGAssociated Press2013: REWIND


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday, December 25, 2013 DINNER MENU Dinner includes glass of wine (chardonnay, white zinfandel, or cabernet), chefs appetizer, cup of soup or side salad, choice of entre and special dessert. SOUP CHOICES Fresh Florida Lobster Bisque New England Clam Chowder ENTRE CHOICES Filet Mignon Apple wood wrapped Filet served over our Homemade demi-glaze with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable MedleyPrime Rib 12 oz. Prime Rib with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable Medley Mahi-Mahi Florentine Fresh Local Mahi-Mahi baked with spinach & artichoke stuffing. Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Vegetable Medley Caribbean Seafood Paella Shrimp, Scallops, and Middleneck Clams Chorizo Sausage, Spiced with Caribbean Curry over Coconut Rice Chicken Breast a la Vodka Sauted with a Pink Vodka Sauce served over Lobster and crab ravioli & Sauteed Vegetable Medley Florida Lobster Grilled Local Florida Lobster tail with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Vegetable Medley DESSERT CHOICES Homemade Key Lime Pie Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Chefs Special Dessert $29.99 per personReservations being accepted, call (305) 396-7235 Join us for a fantastic evening oceanfront, overlooking the Historic 7 Mile Bridge New Years Eve Dinner New Years Day Brunch BuffetMade to Order Omelette Station Eggs Benedict Scrambled Eggs Hot Cakes & Maple Syrup Smoked Applewood Bacon Smoked Sausage Links Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Honey Glazed Ham Slow Roasted Mojo Marinated Cuban Pork Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Diced Breakfast Potatoes Sunset Coconut Rice Cuban Style Black Beans Sunset Grille Cuban Sandwiches California Spring Lettuce & Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings Fresh Baked Breads Sunset Key Lime PieAdults $14.99Children under 12 $9.99Join us on New Years Day for a bountiful buffet to start the new year from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy the view over the 7 Mile Bridge with friends and family.Sunset Grille & Raw Bar7 Knights Key Blvd., Marathon, FL(At the foot of the 7 Mile Bridge, Oceanside)305-396-7235www.sunsetgrille7milebridge.com SWEDISH NAVY VISITSPhoto courtesy NAS KEY WESTThe Swedish navy training vessel HMS Gladan, which means kite, arrived in Key West on Friday as part of a Caribbean training exercise and is seen here in port at Naval Air Station Key Wests Outer Mole Pier. The two-masted, 129-foot schooner is used to train Swedish sea cadets in navigation, seamanship and other maritime skills, and will be in and out of Key West through February.Short shelf life for new anchoringNew managed anchoring areas in the Florida Keys could have a short life span. A statewide pilot program that allowed creation of the new areas expires in July unless the Florida Legislature acts this spring. In October 2012, Monroe County commissioners gave final approval to the managed anchoring zones, or narrow no-anchoring buffer zones around existing mooring fields, in Marathons Boot Key Harbor, and in Lower Keys waters of Boca Chica Basin, Key West Harbor and Cow Key Channel. Over the past year, the areas went into effect as boundaries were marked by signs, and informational brochures were distributed to boaters and local marinas. A system of providing free but mandatory sewage pumpouts once a month was instituted. Things are in place and going well, Rich Jones, Monroe Countys senior administrator of Marine Resources, said this week. We have not had a lot of feedback from boaters using the areas, Jones said, other than everybody likes the free pumpouts. Information on how many boats are using the managed areas was not available at press time. The Legislature passed the 2009 law allowing the pilot program in five specific areas, including the Keys. The legislation specifies that the special rules will sunset on July 1 unless extended. It took time for local jurisdictions to craft their plans and rules, then have them approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Monroe Countys pilot program also needed the endorsement of city officials in Marathon and Key West. A slate of requests from the FWC board to state legislators for this springs session is expected to include a recommendation that the pilot anchoring program be extended until 2017. The Keys zones primarily were created to eliminate the illegal dumping of sewage from anchored boats, and identify boats at risk of sinking and becoming derelict. Florida Keys waters have historically been used for living aboard and storage of vessels at anchor, says the countys managedarea information. The water-related Keys lifestyle is a traditional part of the Keys culture. However, in recent years irresponsible boating practices, associated with proliferation of unmanaged anchorages, have created environmental impacts that have become a growing public concern. As it stands, the Monroe County anchorages would remain if the Florida Legislature extends the pilot program. However, Monroe County commissioners could end the local program on their own by changing the local law creating them.State law governing sites expires July 1ON THE WATERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Keys have states lowest jobless rateFloridas unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in November, down from 6.7 percent in October, the state Department of Economic Opportunity said. The mark is the lowest for the state since July 2008 and represents a 1.6 percentage point improvement from a year ago.Across the state, Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys, continued to have the lowest jobless numbers, down to 3.78 percent in November, a drop from 3,9 percent in October and 4.7 percent a year earlier. The next lowest for November were Walton, Okaloosa, Alachua and St. Johns counties.Hendry County, which has been impacted by longterm cuts in state government jobs, held the highest rate in the state at 11.3 percent, down from 12.0 percent in October. Hendry was the only county to crack the double-digit mark in November, October and September. A year ago, five counties recorded unemployment higher than 10.0 percent. Weve cut taxes, made government more efficient and provided more services to families, Gov. Rick Scott said in a prepared statement. The result: We are creating an opportunity economy that supports more than 446,000 new private sector jobs since December 2010. The monthly unemployment number keeps Florida below the national unemployment rate, a place its been since March.The national jobless rate for November was 7.0, which also represented a 0.3 percentage point drop since October.Floridas seasonally adjusted November numbers estimate that 599,000 Floridians were out of work from a labor force of 9.4 million. The number of jobless is down 27,000 from October. Slight increases in employment were reported in manufacturing, education and government, while decreases were seen in construction, financial activities and leisure and hospitality. State economists have projected unemployment should continue to drop, returning to as low as 6 percent in Florida by 2016 at the latest. However, they also continue to assert that some of the drop is due to people having dropped out of the work force, in addition to new jobs being created. A Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research report says 59.3 percent of the states drop in unemployment is due to people dropping out of the labor force or delaying entry.Land purchasesWith a Feb. 1 deadline approaching, backers of a proposed state constitutional amendment to boost land conservation have submitted more than 500,000 verified petition signatures, according to the state Division of Elections website. Floridas Water and Land Legacy Inc. needs to submit 683,149 valid signatures by Feb. 1 to get the measure on the November 2014 ballot. As of Monday morning, the verified total had reached 519,356. The proposed amendment would require the state to set aside money to conserve land and other natural resources and help restore the Everglades. Floridas Water and Land Legacy had raised nearly $2.16 million in contributions as of Nov. 30 to help collect signatures and get the measure on the ballot. The groups proposed ballot language also has received approval from the Florida Supreme Court,.And land vote on strong track for 2014 ballotNews Service of FloridaAROUND FLORIDA


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! Appetizers for your appetiteNew Years Eve is just a week away. Since youd rather celebrate than cook, we have some easy-to-prepare appetizers that will do the trick. Recipes, 2B Poveromo returns for annual seminarAnglers can acquire inside information on how to catch more and bigger game fish in South Florida and Florida Keys waters at the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series set for Feb. 8 in Tavernier.The series is the nations longest-running educational course on recreational marine fishing tactics and techniques. It is to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center at Coral Shores High School, 89901 Overseas Highway (mile marker 89.9 oceanside).Noted fishing authority and NBC Sports Network television host George Poveromo is to be joined on stage by professional fishing captains including Skip Bradeen, an Islamoradabased charter skipper who is to mark his 50th year in the business in September 2014. Other notable South Florida and Keys captains scheduled to appear include Dan Kipnis, Bouncer Smith, Mark Schmidt and Randy Towe.Nearly 30 no-nonsense course topics are planned for the presentation, including secrets to running and gunning for bigger dolphin, effective reef-fishing tactics, trolling and jigging for wahoo, productive wreck fishing, channel and bridge fishing strategies, and targeting and scoring more redfish or mangrove snapper. Tickets to the seminar cost $55 per person and include a course textbook, a one-year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman magazine, several marine products and chances to win thousands of dollars worth of door prizes. In addition, a grand-prize drawing for a new Mako ProSkiff 17 is to be held one week after completion of the final seminar. For specifics, go to www.nationalseminarseries.comor call (800) 448-7360.Other captains to join TV host at Feb. 8 eventFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS George Poveromo is all smiles with a large mutton snapper he landed. Stay close for best successIts been pretty windy this past week, making oceanside fishing tolerable only for the Capt. Ahabs among us. So its a good thing fishing at the bridges and in the bay has not only been very productive but also quite comfortable for anglers hailing from near and far during this holiday week.The mangrove snapper bite is excellent, with many loads of fish ranging from keepers all the way to four and five pounds. Mangroves are about the tastiest of all the snappers prepared just about any way you enjoy eating fish.Mixed in are yellowtail snappers, and there have even been some muttons caught around the bridges. Shrimp, pilchards and very small pinfish fished on a jighead will do the trick. With a shrimp on the hook, you may also find yourself with a nice keeper hogfish. Were pleased to report the winter season grab bag in the bay is in full swing. This fishing is great family-friendly action in calm seas. Big kingfish, plenty of Spanish mackerel, mangroves, cobia and grouper all are being taken around the nearshore wrecks and grass banks. Shrimp, pinfish or ballyhoo chunks or live pinfish and pilchards are all producing well. Weve caught some bonus sea trout in the bay and gulf areas, with a few nice ones over 20 inches.And Capt. Diego Cordova, of Flat Out Sportfishing in Marathon, found a few permit for his anglers, Chris Nichols and his 19-yearold son Keith, from Oregon. Chris was able to release his first permit ever and they both caught and released a fair amount of yellow bar jacks, bluefish and a variety of other flats fish for a fun day on the water.The forecast calls for much calmer conditions later in the week. Oceanside fishing should come alive with all the snappers and mackerel plus sailfish. And its your last shot at grouper for 2013, as the season closes for four months starting Jan. 1. We encourage you to book a trip with any one of the many reputable, professional charter operations throughout the Keys during your stay. You will most likely catch a bunch of fish. But you will definitely form memories to last a lifetime.The crews at SeaSquared Charters wish you and yours a joyous holiday season spent with family and friends with maybe a little fishing, too.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.c om and http://Facebook.com /MarathonFishing.For now, winds keeping anglers from offshoreFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumnAnother game, another lossOn the first day of winter, there was no new dawn for the struggling Key West High boys basketball team.The Conchs dropped to 06 with an 83-57 loss Saturday afternoon to Park Vista at the Bobby Menendez Gym.The visitors from Lake Worth, who came in with a 7-3 record, were long, lean and athletic and, as a result, finished many scoring opportunities at the rim.The Cobras, who never trailed, increased a 19-9 firstquarter lead to 47-24 at halftime. They dominated under the offensive board, often getting second and third shots against the much shorter Conchs. Most of their players were capable of dunking and two of them, 6-foot-5 Dylan Kruisland and 6-3 Christian Brown, did.All of that leaping beneath the basket did not sit well with Key West coach Tony McDowell, who, after the game, said, The referees werent calling over-theback fouls. After Luis Acosta cut the lead to 19-11 to begin the second quarter the closest the Conchs would get the rest of the game the Cobras went on a 14-3 run until Frederick Carter ended it with a 3-point shot. Park Vistas dominance wasnt just in rebounding its pressure man-to-man defense forced 17 first-half turnovers. The Conchs were led by Lanre Scott, who scored 22 points despite a shoulder that he said will need surgery. Chase Renner, with 17 points (he made five 3-point shots), was the only other Conch in double figures. Ziyah Jefferson scored seven in his second varsity game and impressed McDowell with his play at point guard.Ten Park Vista players scored, which was no surprise to coach Andrew Quinn. We try to wear people out we always have another guy to throw at them, he said. We have a nice group of kids with size.Brown and Shawn Occeus each had 15 points for the Cobras, who made 34 of 56 field-goal attempts, and Occeus hit three shots from beyond the arc in the second quarter. The Conchs will try again for their first victory when they play host to WhitmanHanson (Mass.) at 6 p.m. Saturday.Bball squad still unable to find win columnBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BOYS HOOPS Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West point guard Ziyah Jefferson shoots over two much taller Park Vista defenders, 6-6 Calvin Chandler (left) and 6-3 Christian Brown.Conch mat team places in top tierLed by freshman Nick Piraino, the Key West High School wrestling team finished fourth at the nine-team Jerry Kuntz Duals over the weekend at Boca Raton High.Piraino went 7-1 in the 106-pound class, though he weighs only 100, and improved to 20-5 on the season. He wrestled great, said coach Chaz Jimenez. For the second consecutive tournament, the Conchs were without several starters, including 113-pound Angelo Guieb, who is rehabilitating an injured shoulder, and 195pound John Pozzi, who recently suffered a concussion.Key West went 5-3, defeating Spanish River, Royal Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Forest Hills, and losing to Santa Lucia, Seminole Ridge and tournament champion Wellington.John Piraino, Nicks brother, was 7-2 in the 160 class; Tyler Jones (138) was 5-1 before getting hurt in his final match; Jeromy Homerstom (106) was 5-2; and Daniel Daly Nixon (182) and Caleb Ashe (126) were 5-3.The biggest surprises, Jimenez said, were junior Valmir Gaspard and senior Jack Walker, who both went 72. Walker, a 220-pounder who started in the Key West Wrestling Club as an eighthgrader, has been a backup most of his high-school career.All in all, I was really happy with the meet, Jimenez said. We had basically a JV team, but the guys came out and fought. I told them to not worry about anything except getting better.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST WRESTLING


Not up to putting on a formal dinner party for New Years Eve? Cant blame you. And who cares? Most people would prefer the more casual atmosphere of lots of appetizer-sized nibbles, anyway.To help you pull it all together, we assembled an easy menu that recasts some classic appetizers in fresh ways. Start off with a roasted take on the traditional shrimp cocktail. Make it funky by serving the shrimp and roasted grape tomatoes in individual spoons. We also have a quick and easy pineapple chicken salad thats served in lettuce wraps.And for fun, we offer up Elvis cups mini phyllo pastry cups filled with bacon, peanut butter and banana slices. For the roasted shrimp cocktail:One quart grape tomatoes, halved.Two teaspoons kosher salt.One tablespoon balsamic vinegar glaze.One tablespoon horseradish.One pound large raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined.Salt and ground black pepper Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Set the halved grape tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Toss together and let sit over a bowl or in the sink to drain for 20 minutes.After the tomatoes have drained, spread them on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Roast for 15 minutes. Stir the horseradish and the shrimp into the tomatoes on the baking sheet, then return to the oven and roast for another five to seven minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Can be served on individual spoons or in a wide, shallow bowl with toothpicks.Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: Eight. Nutrition information per serving: 70 calories; 10 calories from fat (14 percent of total calories); 1 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 85 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 12 g protein; 210 mg sodium. For the pineapple chicken lettuce wraps:Two cups shredded cooked chicken.Two-thirds of a cup pineapple salsa, strained.Two tablespoons chopped cherry peppers.Soft lettuce leaves, such as Boston or bibb.In a medium bowl, gently mix together the chicken, salsa and cherry peppers. Arrange the lettuce leaves in a single layer on a serving platter. Spoon a third of a cup of the chicken mixture into the center of each lettuce leaf, leaving enough room on each leaf for guests to grab the leaves and wrap around the filling.Start to finish: Eight minutes. Servings: Eight. Nutrition information per serving: 60 calories; 10 calories from fat (17 percent of total calories); 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 11 g protein; 30 mg sodium. For the Elvis phyllo cups:The mini phyllo cups can be found in the grocers freezer case near the other pastry and dessert items.A third of a cup natural peanut butter.Two tablespoons powdered sugar.One teaspoon vanilla extract.One large banana, cut into 15 slices.A 1.9-ounce package of phyllo cups (each package contains 15 cups).Three slices crisp-cooked bacon, each cut into five chunks.In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Place one slice of banana in the bottom of each phyllo cup. Top the banana slices with two teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture, then garnish each cup with a chunk of bacon. Start to finish: 10 minutes Makes 15 cups Nutrition information per serving: 70 calories; 40 calories from fat (57 percent of total calories); 4 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 2 g protein; 80 mg sodium. 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Living Take Stock earns states highest honorMonroe Countys Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program is the model program for Florida, says Madeline Pumariega, president of Take Stock Florida.Last Thursday, she was in Key West to present the programs leadership its Excellence in Program Management Award for receiving the highest score compared to other Take Stock programs throughout Florida.Success is measured by evaluating the percentage of students recruited in grades six through nine, distribution of students by type, mentor match rate, mentor contacts, maintaining good data, maintaining good finances and showing growth. Monroe County scored outstanding in all seven categories. We have 244 active students in 11 different schools across the county, according to Keys Program Coordinator Leslie Holmes. And we have identified a few more students who will qualify when their grades improve during this grading period. Under a contract they sign in seventh grade, Take Stock students agree to stay crimeand drug-free, maintain good grades and get involved in community service. They also meet once a week with a mentor.If successful through grad ua tion from high school, they are rewarded with a scholarship good for two years at one of Floridas 28 community colleges, followed by two years at one of the 12 state colleges or universities. The educations are financed through public and private money invested in the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.Over the programs 13-year Keys history, 435 students have earned scholarships.To volunteer or donate, contact Holmes at 293-1546 or via e-mail at Leslie.Holmes @keysschools.com.Keys program described as outstandingMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSAt last Thursdays award presentation are (from left) college success coaches Lois Van Lent and Chuck Licis, Take Stock Florida President Madeline Pumariega, Take Stock-Monroe Program Coordinator Leslie Holmes and college success coaches Katrina Wiatt and Jill Williams.LIVING BRIEFSStargazing is Saturday nightElizabeth Moore and Jay Elliott, amateur astronomers from the Florida Keys Astronomy Club, lead a stargazing session set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday (weather permitting) at Crane Point Hammock and Nature Center, mile marker 50 bayside. There are opportunities to view Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula, Herschels Garnet Star and more with the aid of 8-inch and 12-inch telescopes and binoculars. Cost is $6 per person; children under 6 attend free. The program requires participants to be able to walk a gravel road for a quarter mile. Participants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. and gates will be closed at 5:30 No pets are allowed.Intuitive fair planned SaturdayThe Intuitive Arts Co-op of the Lower Keys presents whats called an Intuitive Arts and Psychic Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Good Food Conspiracy health-food store, mile marker 30.2 oceanside on Big Pine Key.The co-op is a group of intuitive readers, body therapists, artists and vendors. The fair features intuitive insights offered by experienced practitioners and vendors. Tarot, life-path readings, jewelry, metaphysical gifts, crystals and more will be available. Homemade soups, sandwiches and smoothies will be available.Admission is free. For more information call Marney Brown at 872-9119.Tibetan monks visit Key LargoBurton Memorial United Methodist Church and groups called Peace of Tibet and Keys to Peace will host visiting Tibetan monks for a multicultural interfaith event Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the church, mile marker 93 in Key Largo.Scheduled events: 1 p.m., India: A Naturalists Perspec tive. Photo presentation by Jack Stein Grove; 2 p.m., Interfaith Community Peace Park rededication and blessing of a peace bell; and 3 p.m., the monks will present a lively yak dance accompanied by traditional music.Ongoing activities are a Tibetan marketplace, an opportunity to purchase items made by Tibetan refugees; ringing of the peace bells; and lessons to teach peace-building skills to children. Other events also are planned. Send an e-mail to info@keysto peace.com.City beach games start on ThursdayThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is planning its annual Sombrero Beach Holiday Games for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Sombrero Beach. The three days of activities begin at 1 p.m. each day.Thursday will have a sand castle and sand sculpture contest; teams register on the beach and then compete for awards. Friday brings a limbo contest with participants competing by age group. On Saturday, there are a variety of beach games. The games are free. For specifics, call 743-6598. Ditch formal New Years dinnerBy ALISON LADMANAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEPhoto by MATTHEW MEADThis is roasted shrimp cocktail, pineapple chicken lettuce wraps and Elvis phyllo cups, all easy to prepare.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Toallourreaders,advertisers, friendsandassociatesgoour bestwishesforaseasonfilled withgoodnewsandgoodtimes. Yoursupportmakesit allworthwhile. HappyHolidaysand manythanksTheKeynoter-ReporterStaffKathieBryan DavidChesnet CraigColeman SylviaGarcia PamGodfrey DavidGoodhue TheresaJava LarryKahn ShaneKeween SeanKinney RyanMcCarthy PattyMurphy LauraPreston JoannePulis TaylorRockman AlexRodriguez LyndaSheaks ToddSwift CarterTownshend RichardTamborrino BevTraeger KevinWadlow Steamed Peel-n-Eat Shrimp Blue Crab Balls & Mango Dipping Sauce Our Famous New England Style Clam Chowder Fresh Florida Keys Lobster Bisque California Lettuce & Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings Herb Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy Homemade Herb Stuffing Carved Top Round of Beef Au JusSmoked Spiral Ham with a Honey Pineapple GlazeSlow Roasted Mojo Marinated Cuban Pork Grilled Local Mahi-Mahi with Lemon Caper Cream Sauce Smoked Bacon & Shallot Macaroni & Cheese Redskin Mashed Potatoes Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole Fresh Baked Breads Fresh Homemade Bourbon Pecan Pie Fresh Homemade Sunset Key Lime PieJoin us on Christmas Day Dec. 25 for a fantastic feast oceanfront overlooking the Historic Seven Mile Bridge and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family. Reservations being accepted. Call 305-396-7235. Seating begins at 1 pm until 8 pm.Adults $24.99 Children under 12 $12.99www.sunsetgrille7milebridge.com 2013 Christmas Day Buffet 19 earn degreesFlorida Keys Community College held its first-ever fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13 at the San Carlos Institute on Duval Street, where 19 students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.In her address to the fall Class of 2013, Student Gov ernment Association Presi dent Kourtney Wainer reflected on her classmates experiences at and commended them on their determination to complete their respective programs.Whether today marks a step toward an educational goal, a leap of personal fulfillment or a dive into a new career field, we have all achieved a sense of accomplishment, she said. For many, this involved sleepless nights filled with Dunkin Donuts coffee and various colored highlighters. For others, it included selfless sacrifices made by family members, said Wainer, who earned a certificate in marine mammal behavior and training.After receiving their diplomas, the graduates were presented with alumni pins.Earlier this month, the college awarded certification to nine nursing students, 19 would-be police officers and six would-be jail guards.Commencement is first-ever fall exerciseKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGECollege President Jonathan Gueverra congratulates Shannon Basil as he presents her her associates degree in arts.Photo courtesy FKCC Refuge launches kids programParents, are you looking for new adventures for your family?The National Key Deer Refuge in the Lower Keys is starting a series of free kidfriendly, nature-oriented programs on Saturday mornings on Big Pine Key. The socalled Refuge Ranger events are open to children in kindergarten through grade six who are accompanied by a parent.The programs run from 10 a.m. to noon and will have an indoor and outdoor (field trip) component. They start at the Key Deer Refuge visitor center in the Winn-Dixie shopping plaza on Big Pine. The schedule:Jan. 11, Refuges 101: Who, what, where and why of your local national wildlife refuges.Jan. 18, Endangered Species: Meet your local endangered plants and animals and hear endangeredspecies success stories.Feb. 1, Winging It: Learn bird identification skills.Feb. 15, Tracks, Scat and Signs: What animals were here? How can you tell? Make a plaster animal track cast.Feb. 22, Creature Features: Tales of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores in the Keys.March 8: Tree-mendous Trees: Search for the Keys most magnificent trees and discover adaptations that help them survive.March 15, Sharing your World with Wildlife: Fun things you can do to become a wildlife steward.Preregistration is required. To find out more, contact park Ranger Kristie Killam at 872-0774.Educational sessions dive into environmentLOWER KEYS


Cleanup of U.S. 1 planned in LaytonThe Layton Garden Club, city of Layton and Monroe County Sheriffs Office are planning a community cleanup for Jan. 4 in the Middle Keys city. U.S. 1 will be swept of trash between mile markers 67 and 69. Volunteers are needed. Organizers will provide disposable gloves, trash bags, water and hand sanitizer. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 8 a.m. in front of the Layton firehouse at mile marker 68 oceanside. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served after the work is done. Questions? Contact Su zanne Murchie at 664-2064 or smurchie@yahoo.com.Tai chi chapter plans open houseThe Marathon chapter of the Taoist Tai Chi Society has planned an open house for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. Anyone interested in learning about tai chi and classes for 2014 is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, send an e-mail to keylargo.fl@taoist.org or call (305) 748-0799.Learn to quit using tobaccoThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center has a free two-hour Tools to Quit tobacco cessation program planned for Jan. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at 3401 Northside Drive, Key West. Participants will receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches, and counseling from a tobacco treatment specialist. To register, call (702) 416-4812. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Fishermen's Community Hospital Thanks Those Who Helped Make Its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration a Huge Success Jason Koler, emcee, publisher of the Weekly Newspaper Marathon Fire Department for bringing Santa by Fire Truck Monroe County Sheriff's Department for crosswalk and parking assistance Marathon Masonic Lodge for the Child ID Program Fishermen's Community Hospital for hot dogs and beverages Fishermen's Community Hospital Auxiliary for cookies and punch Centennial Bank and Ray Lamy for cooking the hot dogs Keys AHEC for coloring books and candy John Bartus for the sound system Jessica Richards for dancers Kreative Kids for singers Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc. (305)743-5533 fishermenshospital.orgMM 48.7 Marathon ACROSS 1Diminutive helper 4Beauties 8Slatted box 13Pileus 16O sole ___ 17Angry 19Light amplification device 20Yield 21___ etto: liqueur 22Actor Ed 23Famed ski resort 24Large ring 25Rabelaisian voracity 29Agree 30French souls 31In better spirits 35Impetuously 37Class distinction 40Sudden thrust 41___ It Lays: Joan Didion book 44Enormously dull person 46Zodiac sign 47Tennis unit 48A kind of protest 49Craved 50Goddess of discord 52Diminish: with out 54Hope, in Le Havre 57Outer space visitors 58Make ___: ridicule 60Original Peruvian 62Round ___: sequence 64Statuesque dimness 71Eminent 72Small mountain lake 73T.S. or George 75Offer 78Paul of ___ 81___ bourguignon 84Swansplace 85___ at the Opera 87Glass fragment 89Posed 91Vermillion 92Immense enjoyment 95Old things, done over 97Contributor 98Take up 99Scamp 100The Holy ___ the Profane ... 102A prophetic sign 104Formed into a heap 108Huge hands 112The south of France 115Whirl, leap, etc. 116Split 117Baby carriage 118Experts 119Form or shape, to Plato 120Derived from oil 121Dry 122Inks partner 123Silesia, in Silesia 124A prolific Gardner 125Superlative ending DOWN 1Bovary and Woodhouse 2Fabricators 3A faked signature 4Goliaths move 5Formerly, formerly 6How-to books 7Torrid 8A sharp noise 9Grate upon 10Miens 11Grows choppers 12Tennessee ___ Ford 13Corp. achiever 14Fuss 15Vitality 18Sea bird 20Angelic figures 21Ottoman official 26Writer Nin 27Neckwear item 28Derivative of Atomic Number 52 32Oft-used expression of observation 33Long-plumed wader 34Plant stalks 36Animosity 38I cannot tell ___ 39Some descendants 41Intro. essay 42Warning, old style 43A protein-building acid 44About 45Excuse 48Dispatched 51Ballad, e.g. 53Colors 55Shape a shrub 56Allez ___! 59An advancer 61High: music 63Unwilling, in days of yore 65Canal or duct: prefix 66Corn unit 67Sword used in fencing 68Trampled 69Headdress 70Bound together 74Senator Kennedy and poet Hughes 75Disreputable wenches 76___ water: trouble spot 77The huntress 79... teach ___ number our days: Psalms 90:12 80Vessel 82Employs 83Enormously little hope 86Space between vocal cords 88I ___ bold: Shak. 90Characteristic 93Letters to the stars 94Supplemental material 95Roadkill? 96 A plane curve 99Spring back 101Mosquito 103Area of Majorca 105Traditions 106Legislate 107Military award: abbr. 109Sgts., etc. 110Writing table 111Conceal 112Cartographers creation 113Put on ___: postpone 114Lair Observer crossword puzzle LARGENESS MONSTERS Solution in the December 28 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Dec. 21 puzzle. The Chi Sigma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi raised $5,500 through the Monroe County Sheriffs Offices recent dinner/dance to benefit the Monroe Association of ReMARCable Citizens. The dance, held at the Tavernier Elks Club, drew more than 100 people. Those attending include (from left) Peggy Bryan, Capt. Corey Bryan, Lt. Lee Ann Holroyd (Chi Sigma president), Geno Harris, Sue Harrison, Detective Dan Meheler and Judy Hamm.DANCING FOR THE MARC HOUSE LIVING BRIEFS Keys InfoNet.com


Tis the season for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year.Its not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing. The increase includes fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and a less serious condition dubbed holiday heart syndrome an irregular heartbeat caused by too much booze.Reasons for the seasonal increase are uncertain. Theories include cold weather, overindulgence and stress.The other day we had three heart attacks come in within four hours, said Dr. Charles Davidson, chief of North western Memorial Hospitals cardiac catheterization services. The hospitals usual rate is two or three a week.American Heart Associa tion spokesman Richard Stein, a cardiologist at New York Universitys medical center, said most studies investigating holiday heart trends have found a statistical increase in heart attacks and other problems not a giant surge but worth noting just the same.It happens in cold climates, sometimes when sedentary people or those with heart disease take on too much snow shoveling, or spend too much time outdoors. Cold weather can constrict arteries, increasing demand on the heart, he said. But it also happens in warm places like Florida.Flu season coincides with winter holidays and Stein said that might be a factor since the virus can cause inflammation that also can stress the heart. He recommends the usual preventive advice, including flu shots, avoiding excessive eating and drinking, and getting enough exercise throughout the season.David Phillips, a sociologist at the University of Californias San Diego campus, has long studied when people die. His research, based on millions of death certificates nationwide, shows that cardiac deaths including fatal heart attacks increase almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after and on New Years Day. Deaths from other causes also increase at holiday time, but not as much, he has found.Phillips estimates that there are 2,000 extra deaths each year, mostly from heartrelated problems, linked with Christmas and New Years. He says hospitals holiday staffing is a factor, with fewer doctors and nurses working and the most senior employees often on vacation.Symptoms ignoredAlso, he said, in the rush leading up to the holidays, people tend to ignore symptoms and put off going to the doctor which can be dangerous if heart problems or other serious illnesses are brewing.His advice? Head to the emergency room with lifethreatening symptoms such as chest pain, unexplained falls, numbness or tingling. But for non-emergencies and elective surgeries, you might want to consider holding off until hospital staffing is back to normal.Nashville dentist Jason Cabler fell victim last year. After opening presents on Christmas morning with his wife and two teens, Cabler headed downstairs to lift weights in his basement gym when he started to feel a little odd, including tightness in his chest. I said, Im just having an off day, Ill just work through it, he recalled. But when his symptoms got worse, he climbed upstairs and asked his son to drive him to the hospital. By then he was feeling nauseous and sweating profusely. Ten minutes later he was in a hospital emergency room. Doctors diagnosed a heart attack and implanted two stents to open blocked artery. Cabler was just 45, had always been healthy and active, so the diagnosis was a surprise. So was learning about the possible seasonal connection. Now he says the stress of running around buying gifts and braving holiday crowds might have been a factor. Doctors also found he had high cholesterol and triglycerides, prescribed medicine and recommended cutting down on fat and sugar. Cabler said hes trying to cut the stress this holiday season. Were keeping it a little more low-key, he said. Then theres holiday heart syndrome, a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation brought on by too much alcohol. It involves irregular contractions in the hearts upper two chambers that patients often feel as palpitations, a funny fluttery sensation in the chest, or chest pain. Its like the hearts rhythm has gone haywire, according to a report last year in the Harvard Heart Letter. People who come in with this, theyre shocked that it happened, said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a heart specialist at Brigham and Womens Hospital and editor in chief of the Harvard Heart Letter. Many arent chronic drinkers and may not realize that excess drinking at the annual Christmas party has its own risks, he said.The condition typically happens in otherwise healthy adults, and resolves within 24 hours, though teens arent immune. Medical literature includes a holiday heart report from doctors at Miami Childrens Hospital involving a 16-year-old boy who developed atrial fibrillation after a drinking bout his blood alcohol level was slightly higher than the legal limit. Wednesday, December 25, 2013 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Smoke Free Available 24/7 On Time & Reliable (305) 395-1221Credit Cards Accepted CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows C Caribee CaribeeBO A T SALES AND MARIN A BOAT SALES AND MARINA Visit us: Mile Marker 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 34.3405.6631 www.caribeeboats.com Happy Holidays! Dr. Emma Stoll will be moving out of the area January 9, 2014.Medical records will be available at the office and Dr. Augsten will be available for continuation of care.Emma Stoll M.D. In this season of peace and goodwill, wed like to take time out to thank you for your patronage. We are so very grateful. Happy Holidays!Key Largo Tavernier Marathon Big Pine Key Stock Island Yacht club forms foundationThe Marathon Yacht Club has formed its new Educational Foundation to fund boater education programs.Its been a long time coming, but we are glad to have it done, said club Commodore Bill Mellman. The yacht club has been working on the formation of this new 501(c)3 corporation since last February. The foundation is a separate corporate entity from the yacht club and has received the necessary IRS and state approvals. Club Chairman Drew Dzykewicz, also the clubs education skipper, said programs sponsored by the foundation will supplement rather than compete with boating education courses provided to the public by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons. The foundations initial efforts will focus on starting a sailing school that will provide free sailing lessons to local youths, and funding scholarships for graduating high-school seniors and adults who want to pursue careers in marine trades. Donations can be made to the Marathon Yacht Club Educational Foundation, 825 33rd St. bayside, Marathon, FL 33050, and can include boats or gear needed for the sailing school. To find out more, call Dzykewicz at (305) 735-735-4000.Marine safety and education are the focusesMIDDLE KEYSHeart problems can increase troublesAt holidays, cardiac deaths spike 5 percentBy LINDSEY TANNERAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTHAssociated Press photo by MARK ZALESKIIn this Dec. 17 photo, Dr. Jason Cabler and his wife Angie get ready for a holiday party at their home in Hendersonville, Tenn. Dr. Cabler, 46, suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day in 2012. Studies indicate heart troubles, including fatal heart attacks, spike during the winter holidays. LIVING BRIEFSSeminar focuses on tummy troublesThat burning feeling in your chest is it heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease? Every year, millions of Americans suffer from lower gastrointestinal disorders but never go to a specialist to find the cause. Due to this delay, many problems that could easily be remedied become more serious. Mariners Hospital of Tavernier will host Tummy Troubles? a free seminar led by gastroenterologist Neal Rakov, who will review the symptoms and treatment options for common disorders such as diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Barretts Esophagus, hiatal hernia, Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis.The program will take place Jan. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the hospitals main conference room. The program is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400. Keys InfoNet.comVisit our online photo galleries and submit your own


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, December 25, 2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 787858 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2012-CA-001030P CITIBANK N.A., Plaintiff, v. ROBERT J. PISTOL; CRISTINE M. PISTOL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LARRY M. FAILS; CHERYL L. FAILS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 9, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA001030P of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 7th day ofJanuary, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 1, WINSTON PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 104 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order 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, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-3423 DATED AT TAVERNIER FLORIDA THIS 22ND DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 Gwen Douglass Amy Heavilin, CPA CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published December 18, 25, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 816091 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 15TH DAY OF JANUARY 2014 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: LOT 11, BLOCK 6, PALMA SOLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 115, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 820 PALMETTO AVENUE, TAVERNIER, FL 330700000 Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Plaintiff VS. TEKIA S FIORENTINO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TEKIA FIORENTINO; NO 2 TENANT; NO 1 TENANT Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 08-CA-705-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 2nd day of DECEMBER, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass 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 December 25, 2013; January 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 821490 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 442013CA000869A001PK JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL RUIZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BLUE WATERS TRUST AGREEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 9, 2012, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE BLUE WATERS TRUST A GREEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 09, 2012 RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 311 OLEANDER DRIVE, TAVERNIER, FL 33070-2746 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in MONROE County, Florida: Lot 3, Block 5, of BLUE WATER TRAILER VILLAGE, SECTION 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 11, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, together with 1973 Park Mobile ID 03576CA/03576CB has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, January 15, 2014 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Keynoter. DATED: December 9, 2013 A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court By Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk of the Court Copies furnished to: Phelan Hallinan, PLC 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. 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 p rovision of certain p 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 December 18, 25, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 821517 IN THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.: 44-2012-CA-001372A001PK THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE OF THE PROTIUM MASTER GRANTOR TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. SAUL MILIAN; THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC., AS SUCCESSOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; PORT ANTIGUA PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 1, 2013, and entered in Case No. 44-2012-CA001372A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE OF THE PROTIUM MASTER GRANTOR TRUST is the Plaintiff and SAUL MILIAN; THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC., AS SUCCESSOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; PORT ANTIGUA PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk shall offer for sale to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040, at 11AM EST on the 7th day of January 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 253 IN PORT ANTIGUA, PLAT 5-6, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 134 BUENA VISTA COURT, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at MONROE County, Florida, this 4th day of October, 2013. AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk MONROE County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Published December 18, 25, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 830552 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on January 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Harvey Government Center, 2nd Floor, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida, for the purpose of determining whether or not the following streets, alle y -wa y s, roads, or100828256-02 yy highways shall be abandoned: A portion of Second Street on Stock Island, Monroe County, Florida, lying and being in Section 35; Township 67 South, Range 25 East, bounded on the North by the South Right-of-Way line of Overseas Highway, also known as State Road No. 5 and U.S. Highway No. 1 as shown on State Road Right-of-Way Map Section #90020, Sheet 12 of 138 and bounded on the East by the West line of Block 23, MALONEY SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 55 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida and bounded on the South by the Northerly Right-of-Way line of Laurel Avenue, and bounded on the West by the East Line of Block 24 of said MALONEY SUBDIVISION, and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of said Block 23, said point lying on the North Right-of-Way line of said Laurel Avenue; thence North 00 degrees 12" East along said West line of Block 23, also being the East Right-of-Way line of Second Street for 210.09 feet to the Northwest corner of said Block 23 being a point on said South Right-of-Way line of Overseas Highway, also known as State Road No. 5 and U.S. Highway No. 1; thence South 80 degrees 50" West along said South Right-of-Way line for 50.68 feet to the Northeast corner of said Block 24; thence South 00 degrees 12" West along said East line of Block 24, also being the West Right-of-Way line of Second Street for 201.75 feet to the Southeast corner of said Block 24; thence South 89 degrees 41" East along the North Right-of-Way line of Laurel Avenue for 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning." Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA 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" Dated at Marathon, Florida, this 19th day of December, 2013. A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published December 25, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST SMALL BLACK PURSE "Paris" on the front. In Marathon. Very sentimental value! PLEASE call 289-3007 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 AtlanticViewLotMM53 60x 1103rdStKeyColonyBeach OceanView.Buildnow! $199,000440-503-4273 cuinthekeys@yahoo.com PRIVATE ISLANDS FOR SALE IN MARATHON Three (3) to choose from $995K 1.5M. Must See! Call Bob, 262-352-4467 CANAL FRONT! 2 BR / 2 BA MM 99 O/S, dockage available. Water, electric & cable included. $1600 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495Houseforrent 4bedroom2 bathhouseforrentin Marathon.$3500.00amonth needfirstandlastmonthsto movein.904-397-0410KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 MARATHON 3/3 unfurn home walking distance to Sombrero Beach! W/D, huge fenced yard. Small pet OK. No smkg. $2500mo F/L/S 305-849-5934 MARATHON COTTAGE $950 all util inc; 2 BR house, $1100, + util; larger suite, delux furn, all util incl $1450 /mo incl dock. 305-610-8002KEYLARGO.Directocean accesswithOceanviews! Partlyfurn.2BR,2BA.10K boatlift.PetsOK$1900561236-9317561-236-9317TAVERNIERSEASONAL RENTAL MM92,CANAL VIEW2/1.5,QUIET,CLOSE TOEVERYTHING954-2885570$2,000954-288-5570 adler4u@att.net 1/2Duplexforrent 2 bedroom,1bathroom1/2 duplexforrent.Newly remodeled.108455thAve Gulf,Marathon,Fl.First/Last/ SecurityNoutilitiesincluded. $1,200permonthCall weekdaysonly.305-743-7072 cdkwahoo@bellsouth.netA BEAUTIFUL 2/2 HOME in Marathon. Very pvt, close to beach. Protected parking. No smkg/pets. $1500/mo F/L/S. Yrly. 305-743-2969; 394-5297Marathon Canalfront Duplex 3/2 + large bonus room. W/D hookup, tile floors. 2 car offstreet parking. Available Jan 1, 2014. $1,400/mo + utils. F/L/S. 305-731-9591 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 PUBLIC NOTICE INVIT A TION T O BID (ITB) All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed bids for Oceanfront Park Fitness TrailSealed bids for furnishing all goods and services necessary to complete the work specified in the bid documents will be received by the City Clerk onJanuary 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Marathon City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050ITB documents may be obtained and examined at City Hall. To obtain a copy of the ITB, go to www .demandst ar .com Proposers who obtain copies of this bid from sources other than www .Demandst ar .com risk notreceiving Addenda, and are solely responsible for those risks.Published Keynoter 12/21/13 & 12/25/13 Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com YOU HAVE IT.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 MM 90 waterfront w/ 40 dock Upstairs unfurn 2BR, 2BA with office. Cent air & heat. $1500 + utils, month to month. 305-522-6789 Executive Bay Club MM 87.2 2 BR, 2 BA townhouse. Unfurn. Pool, beach & tennis! Yearly rental. No pets. Call 1-305-495-8955 MARATHON RV Resort, private, dock avail. Long term $700/mo + util; short term $850/mo + util. Pets fee applies. 305-610-8002 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519EffeciencyAptforRent One Bedroom/Fullbathefficiency forrent.Prvtgatedcommunity, prvtpool.Washer/dryer, coveredparking.Singleperson preferredconsidercouple. 800.00permonthnoutilities. CallBecky.616-875-7580 $800616-875-3223 dewind@iserv.netMM 101.7 OCEANSIDE Effcy apartment for single occupant. All utils included. $700/mo. First & Last. 451-4122 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON 912 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. Excellent visibility & frontage on hwy. $1475/mnth + tax. (305) 900-0113. KEYS FISHERIES is looking for an experienced office manager. 10 years+ office management experience required. Complete administrative background (bookkeeping/AP/AR/general ledger) Good salary & benefits. EOE. DFWP. Email resume to office@keysfisheries.com Centennial Bank P/T Teller in Islamorada We are seeking candidates for our 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 EmployerM/F/D/V DOCK ATTENDANT -Sundowners is now hiring for season! No experience necessary, will train. Get paid above minimum wage. Feed the Fish. Help Guest Dock their boats. Great part time job Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm, Sunday 12-8 pm Apply online at www.tinyurl.com/FKRMHire. Sundowners, mm 104, bayside, Key Largo. Drug free and E-Verify workplace. PARKING LOT ATTENDANT -Sundowners is now hiring for season! No experience necessary, will train. Get paid above minimum wage. Help guests find parking spaces, monitor the parking lot, provide guest information about the restaurants and wait times. Great part time job Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 4-9 pm, Sunday 4-8 pm Apply online at www.tinyurl.com/FKRMHire. Sundowners, mm 104, bayside, Key Largo. Drug free and E-Verify workplace. WANTED FULL TIME FIRE Extinguisher & System Tech. No exp. req., on the job training. Safe driver, Class E. Self motivated, able to work alone, mechanical skills a plus. Email resume to: monroecountyfireequipment@ gmail.com BOAT YARD: General & mechanical maintenance, fiberglass & gel coat repairs. Must have drivers license. Marathon area. 305-434-5473 CHARTER FISHING MATE Marathon. Experienced. Call Bob, 305-393-2652 HOUSEKEEPERS Marathon. Saturdays. Seasonal welcome Call 305-743-8446 Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Full Time Experienced Line Cook Maintenance Technician 1 Front Desk Clerk Variable Shifts Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceFront desk agent P/T evening hrs 20-30/wk. Available immediately. Must have computer skills. Bi-lingual a plus. Apply in person: 7050 O/S Hwy, Marathon. No phone calls.HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATE for condo rentals in KCB. Must have customer service, office, computer experience. Parttime. Email resume and qualifications to: admin@marathonresort.com HOUSEKEEPER for small resort in Long Key. Dependable and able to work weekends. Must be able to speak & understand English. Please call 305-664-4740 daily between 9-5 or email info@limetreebayresort.com 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. HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Key Largo, Spanish ok, English not necessary. Apply in person at Amoray Dive Resort, MM 104.5 bay side Amy Slates Amoray Dive Resort 104250 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037HousekeepingSupervisor Lookingforanenergetic individualasaHousekeeping Supervisor.Musthaveatleast 2yearsofhousekeeping experienceinahospitality environment.Mustspeak English,haveavaliddrivers license,andagooddriving record.Pleasesendresume toKeysCaribbeanat(305)647 -0735oremailto resmr@keyscaribbean.com. Nophonecallsplease.MARATHON MOTEL Front Desk Opening. Evenings & weekends. English required. Call (305) 393-6049 WOW LOOK !!! MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 DelivertheYPRealYellowPagesFloridaKeysandKeyWest,FLAreas FT/PT,Dailywork,getpaidin72hrs Mustbe18orolder,havedrivers licenseandinsuredvehicle(800)422-1955CallformoreinfoMon-Fri8:00AM4:30PM Oremailusatdeliverphonebooksse@directrac.comMentiondesiredarea EarnExtraMoney WORLDWIDESPORTSMAN 81576OverseasHighwayIslamorada,FL33036 Fax:305-517-2618jcfernandez@basspro.comThemostuniquesportsfishing,tackle&apparelstore intheKeysisseekingenthusiasticAssociatestojoinourteam: MAINTENANCEASSOCIATE.Experienceinthetradesdesired. Fulltime.Mustbeexperiencedandabletoworkvariedshifts includingeveningsandweekends.Thesepositions areparttimeandareavailableimmediately. Sendresumeorapplyinperson.DrugFree/EqualOpportunityEmployer POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits. ClientAdvocateAssistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.MarathonJob#257.SubstanceAbuseCounselors#306 ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCountyDetention CenterinKeyWest.BachelorsinHumanServicesrequired. CAPandbilingualpreferred.Full-time.EmploymentSpecialist#321Coordinatesemployment,housingandentitlementapplicationsforOffenderReentryProgramclientsinKeyWest. AssociatesDegreepreferredwithaminimumoftwoyears jobexperienceandoneyearrecoveryexperiencepreferred. MusthavevalidFLDriversLicense.Full-time BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit. PartTime#252 Fulltime#323 ProgramCoordinator,PersonalGrowthCenter, Marathon.#354 Providesdailysupervisionofstaffandmonitorsservice deliverytoadultsinthePsychosocialRehabilitationDay Program.BA/BSrequired.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,andcompetitivewages areoffered.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PartTime&FullTime Houseman Housekeeper Groundsman MaintenancePerson ExperiencePreferred Keys InfoNet.com Keys InfoNet.com


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday, December 25, 2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION currently seeks a flexible person to fill its vacancy in Monroe County: Early Learning Specialist Eligibility/Child Care Resource & Referral. Experience in eligibility, early care and education desirable; Bi-lingual strongly preferred. This position will serve the Lower and Middle Keys; travel required 2 days per week between offices. Please forward resumes to mwilliams@elcmdm.org by Monday, December 30th. Wanted for beauty salon: Hairdresser, nail technician and esthetician. In Marathon. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 Driftwood Pizza & Subs now hiring Cooks. Will train. Apply within: 10875 O/S Hwy. 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. FOOD EXPEDITOR -Sundowners is now hiring for season! Full or Part Time. No experience necessary, will train. Get paid above minimum wage. Great job for someone who is hard working and wants to make $$. Apply online at: www.tinyurl.com/FKRMHire. Sundowners, mm 104, bayside, Key Largo. Drug free and E-Verify workplace. F/T DISHWASHER Also Prep Cook. Great Pay! Apply in person Leigh Anns Coffee House, 301 Sadowski Causeway, KCB. 743-2001IMMEDIATE HIRING Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner Breakfast & Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.HOST/HOSTESS -Sundowners is now hiring for season! Full or Part Time. No experience necessary, will train. Get paid above minimum wage. Great job for someone who is hard working and wants to make $$. Apply online at www.tinyurl.com/FKRMHire. Sundowners, mm 104, bayside, Key Largo. Drug free and E-Verify workplace.NEW RESTAURANT OPENING SOON! Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House, in Marathon, is now hiring for all positions. Call (305) 743-4500 for interview.NOW HIRING: SERVERS, LINE COOK & DISWASHER Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon SERVERS Florida Keys Restaurant Management is now hiring Servers for season! No experience necessary, will train. We have openings at Sundowners, Senor Frijoles, Ballyhoos, and at Marker 88. Fill out an application online at www.tinyurl.com/FKRMHire. Drug free and E-Verify workplace. AUTO MECHANIC WANTED P/T Marathon. Please call for interview 305-360-1723 CAPTAIN WITH 50 TON USCG licence and instructor or dive master certification needed for Key Largo Dive Resort, PT or FT, only nonsmokers, clean cut professionals call (305) 394-4400 or email resume to: amyamoray@aol.com EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. HeavyEquipmentMechanic Marathon:DiscountRock& Sandislookingforaskilled HeavyEquipmentMechanic FullTime,Mon-Sat,familiar withKomatsu,Kobelco, Caterpillar,JohnDeere,and Mustangbrandmachines. Bilingualaplus.Pleasecallfor interview,Mon-Fri8:30am4:30pm.305-743-5680 DISCOUNTROCKANDSAND @YAHOO.COM PlumberandPlumberHelper Hiringexperiencedplumbers andplumberhelpers.Must speakEnglish,havevalid driverslicenseanddrugfree. Applyinpersonfrom8:00until 11:30weekdaysat107005th AveGulf.305-743-7072 eerp@bellsouth.netNOW HIRING DRIVERS F/T & P/T. Hourly pay plus tips and mileage. Please apply in person, 5105 Overseas Hwy, Marathon 16 Fl Skiff Flats Boat, 40 hp motor, low hrs., bimini $2900. Also 25.5 Pursuit W/A, cabin, 225hp Evinrude + 20hp kicker autopilot, EXTRAS & trailer. $29K. 949-887-1334 2005 SEA CRAFT SC32 Master angler, Two 2009 Suzuki 250s. All electronics. Nice boat. Reduced!! $34,500. Marathon. (586) 405-5123. 23 FORMULA "B" BRACKET 200 HP YAMAHA $6800. (305) 852-1770 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3055 Marathon Dock Rental 43 Private home,Boot Key Harbor. 24 hr access. Incl water & elec. Avail now. $250-$300/mo. No liveaboards. 561-312-3263 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 33 Y&G C-Craft, Cat 420 HP, lobster crab ballyhoo, 3 stations, tower, stern puller, side longline boom. Well built, good cond. $35K. 305-664-1757 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.comLooking for extra money? Do you live on a canal with no boat? I need to rent a boat slip for 56 from now thru April. Prefer Marathon. Please call (269) 870-4861MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 PONTOON BOAT TRAILER Fits 25 & up. Galv., tandem axel, new tires,new spare, new bunks, led lights, new springs, like new! $1895. 305-360-3247 SHRINK WRAP FLORIDA Boats, Auto and Home Protection. Mobile Unit. Call for free est. (786) 277-2245 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2004 DODGE RAM HEMI Clean, great truck! Must see. Call 305-743-7705 ABASSPROSHOPSAFFILIATEComeworkinourModernRestaurantWEAREACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONSFOR: LineCooksApply@RestaurantAdministrativeOffice 81532OverseasHwy.,MM81.5Bayside Islamorada,FL33036NOPHONECALLSPLEASEEqualOpportunityEmployer-DrugFreeWorkplace TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. L L oveRetail? Wanttoworkinafunenvironment?Wanttohavebenefitsincluding health,vacationandprofitsharing?Pleasefaxyourresumeto 453-9604orcall453-9144SeekingPT/FTDay/Night/WeekendSandalFactory/T-ShirtCityMM102MM82MM50MM4 ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656 CityofMarathonMulti-CertifiedBuildingInspectorPleaseseewebsiteforjobdescriptionwww.ci.marathon.fl.us 100830303-01 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 ELECTRIC Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. PrivateFloodInsuranceAre youpayingtoomuchforflood Insurance? IfsoletSJRInsurancequote ourprivatefloodmarkets Call321-264-2434orgoto www.theprivatefloodinsurance .com321-264-2434 justinmurrell@cfl.rr.com service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | ads@keynoter.com WindsweptA/C&Appliances"ShutYourWindows ShutYourDoors, YouAin'tGonnaBeHotNoMore!"LicCAC056989.289-1748 CABINETS KITCHENKORNER RealWoodCabinetsat ParticleBoardPrices! CallFRED'SBEDS MARATHON743-7277 T T IKIHUTS NEW&REPAIR 305-664-0009 Lic#CYC00000002 FLKEYSEXPRESSSHUTTLEWiFi,PrivateSUV,Limo&Luxury VanAvail.WecovertheKeys,MIA, FLLAirports&CruiseShipPorts.www.floridakeysexpressshuttle.com;fkes2011@gmail.com 305-743-7454 D D G Cleaning Service Call anytime! Reasonable prices. Houses, vacation rentals, offices. Lic & Ins. 7 7 31-9817 or 942-1171 CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551 Keys InfoNet.com YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com