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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 2 25 CENTS Bingo timeThe Red Barn Theater in Key West fills with bingo screams in its latest comedy. Story, 3B 12 and doneMarathon High football coach Lance Martin calls it quits after 12 years on the sideline. Story, 1B Election season starts earlyThe 2014 elections are months away, but candidates have already stepped up to run for Key West City Commission, Marathon City Council, the Mosquito Control Board and a Circuit Court judgeship.In Key West, incumbent Mayor Craig Cates said he will file for re-election on Monday.Cates won re-election to a third term in October, but because the city is normalizing its election cycle to fall on even instead of odd-numbered years, he won just a one-year term instead of the normal two years. Candidate qualifying runs from noon June 16 to noon June 20. The primary election is Aug. 26. A runoff, if necessary, is Nov. 4. Cates said he wants to continue to work toward solutions for chronic homelessness in Key West and finish large-scale construction projects in the works, including the Truman Waterfront build-out and the a city hall on White Street. We cant take on anymore projects, he said. This year were going to concentrate on the projects we have, getting them done on budget on time.Marathon councilIn Marathon, 12-year resident and business owner Eric Myrmel became the first to file to run for City Council in November. Three seats will be available, but only one, that of Councilman Chris Bull, could be claimed by an incumbent. Councilwoman Ginger Snead and Mayor Dick Ramsay will be termed out after three consecutive two-year terms.Myrmel, 47, pre-filed on Dec. 16 and said hes mulled a run many times over the years.I just feel like there areHopefuls are already filing to run well before the voting is to beginELECTION 2014By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com FINAL JOURNEYPhoto courtesy ART COOPERCrew with SeaTow Key Largo hauls a 35-foot sperm whale out to sea after finding the dead and bloated animal Thursday in the middle of the Spiegel Grove and Benwood wrecks off Key Largo. Marine Mammal Conservancy Chairman Art Cooper says it probably died of old age. When found, sharks were feeding on the carcass. Cooper sent skin samples to the National Marine Fisheries Service for scrutiny. Some people oppose senior housing planA proposed senior-housing development on Key Largo gets its own Jan. 15 meeting of the Monroe County Planning Commission. The Paradise Point Senior Housing project, proposed as a three-story building holding 47 small units with affordable-housing income limits, lies between the Winn-Dixie store at mile marker 105.3 and the Stillwright Point subdivision of more than 100 waterfront homes.Several Stillwright residents contend Blackwater Lane, the access road for both the subdivision and the planned apartments, cannot handle the expected increase in traffic at the U.S. 1 intersection.They also question whether the project could turn into an unintended weekend home for mainland residents rather than needy Monroe County residents. This is a poor place for low-income housing for Monroe County, Doug Poletti wrote to county planners. Further down the Keys would better serve the residents of Monroe County and not those of southern Dade. Since the three-acre site is zoned urban commercial, the countys Development Review Committee of countyand state staffers normally would decide whether to issue a minor-conditional-use permit needed to proceed. In this case, the planning director [Townsley Schwab] and the applicant agreed to have it heard before the Planning Commission, and have it heard in the community, county planner Matt Coyle said Thursday. Developers are listed as 2 Blackwater LLC of Key Largo, and Gorman and Co. Inc. Gorman developed the Blue Water Apartments in Tavernier and is working on an affordable-housing project development in Islamorada.The special session on Paradise Point will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center on Key Largo.Planning commissioners,47 apartments would be built near StillwrightKEY LARGOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgJUST HORSING AROUNDKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYMembers of the Key West Police Departments Mounted Patrol, both human and equine, turn out for a fundraiser for the volunteer-driven division at Aqua nightclub, 711 Duval St., on Wednesday. This horse is Chief, one of three in the unit. Bridge getting ADA-compliantIts not as glamorous as a tunnel underneath U.S. 1 batted around last July, but the state Department of Environ mental Protection has a $1.16 million plan in the works to improve accessibility to a portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon.County Transportation Planning Manager Trish Smith said DEP plans to spend roughly that amount installing an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramp alongside the existing stairwell that runs under the new bridge to the Old Seven.The state Department of Transportation, Monroe County and city of Marathon agreed last month on the framework for a $77.5 million refurbishment of the failing 2.2-mile portion of the old bridge leading to Pigeon Key.There was a preliminary concept that did include a tunnel. That is not what this is. Its a separate project from DEP to make [the existing access] ADA compliant, Smith said. Smith said the project has been in the planning for nearly a year and DOT released percent of the plan late last month. Its under review right now, but the big question is whether the city and [Monroe County Com mis sion] are happy with the plans, she said. According to a Dec. 30 email from Smith to county officials, the project also includes a boardwalk and viewing platforms from Sunset Park, decorative brick work at the entrance to the Old Seven Mile Bridge, and landscaping. Smith said county Public Works and Engineering Division Director Kevin Wilson is likely to make aRamp to be installed next to the stairwellBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYSFugitive banker implicated in pot seizureA fugitive Georgia banker accused of embezzling millions of dollars and who was last seen in Key West before his capture Tuesday has been implicated in a Florida marijuana-growing operation.Aubrey Price, 47, was arrested during a traffic stop when a Glynn County (Ga.) deputy sheriff pulled him over on Interstate 95 because the windows on the truck he was driving were tinted too dark, according to NBC News.He is accused of embezzling up to $21 million from the failed Montgomery Bank & Trust, where he became a board member after leading a group that invested millions of dollars in an effort to turn around the struggling bank.Price faces a federal wire fraud charge in New York and has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Savannah on charges of bank fraud.Price disappeared June 16, 2012, and was last seen in a video taken at the Key West Ferry Terminal, where authorities believe he boarded a vessel bound for Fort Myers.Another video shows Price catching a taxi at Key West International Airport while another shows Price exiting the airport terminal, the FBI says. Price disappeared in June 2012 after sending a rambling letter to his family and acquaintances saying he had lost millions of investment dollars and planned to kill himself. A Florida judge declared him dead about a year ago. But the FBI had said it didnt believe Price was dead and continued to search for him. Following his arrest, thePrice captured after last seen at Keys terminalCRIME FRONTKeynoter StaffSee Price, 3ASee Bridge, 3ASee Housing, 3ASee Election, 2A
some things happening that could be done differently and some things that are being left off the plate that could be done, he said.Myrmel said hes still shaping his platform, but did point to possible improvements at the City of Marathon Marina as something hed like to stress if elected.One of the moneymakers for our town is [Boot Key Harbor]. I think our harbor is a wonderful place to be a destination, and it would also be a great place to have a [U.S. Customs and Border Patrol] checkpoint. It has the potential to grow, he said.Myrmel owns Shoreline, an inflatable-boat and outboard engine-repair business in Old Town, and has been president of the Middle Keys Marine Association for six years.Bridges confirmsThe worst-kept secret in Keys politics became official on Wednesday when Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board Commissioner Jack Bridges mailed paperwork to the state Division of Elections in Tallahassee saying hes running for Circuit Court judge.Hell seek the Group 4 seat held by Judge Tegan Slaton, whos said previously he intends to seek re-election to the six-year post.Bridges said that if elected, he intends to restore unified Family Court.In unified Family Court, all cases concerning a family are combined and heard in front of one judge, he wrote in an e-mail. I will also invest more time in the docket for follow up on dependency (Department of Children and Families) cases so they can move along to a just resolution more quickly.Mosquito ControlOn Dec. 16, former Mosquito Control Commis sioner Thomas McDonald became the second candidate to file for the boards District 5 seat. The 35-year Tavernier resident and accountant joins Key Largo resident Dennis Caltagirone in the race for the seat now held by Bridges. Both are Republicans. McDonald served one four-year term, from 1994 to 1998, and was an appointed Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board member from 1990 through 2002. The budget has really gone very much higher over the time period since Ive been off the [Mosquito Control] board, he said. I have friends with Mosquito Control that would like me to get back on so we can get control of the budget.McDonald pointed to commissioners salaries as an item hed focus on on the campaign trail, saying the $19,294 annual salary ($19,894 for officers) is too high.The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is the only one in the state to pay its commissioners more than $4,800 per year. We were getting something like $7,000 per year [and] were the highest paid in all of Florida, McDonald said. Now theyre getting three times that amount and there are people on there using it as a retirement fund and been there for 20 years. I just dont think that its proper, the way the salaries for the board members have gotten so out of hand.Staff writer Sean Kinney contributed to this report. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, January 4, 2014* PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.7673 SUN.8271 MON.7759 TUES.6460 Forecast: Expect cloudy conditions and periods of heavy rain. 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 email@example.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 ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSFlorida panther dies in car crashAn endangered Florida panther has been killed in a three-car crash in southwest Florida. Its the first recorded panther death of the year. Wildlife officials say collisions with vehicles pose a significant threat to the rare cats. Roughly 100 to 160 adult panthers remain in the wild. Darrell Land of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the panther fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday along Interstate 75 in Collier County was a young male that weighed up to 120 pounds. Biologists believe he was the same cat that has been roaming a Naples neighborhood recently. Land says 20 panther deaths were recorded last year. Most of the panther deaths recorded in recent years are caused by collisions with vehicles. Associated Press Patti & Randy JUST SOLD another property on Big Pine Key!Ready to Buy or Sell in the Lower Keys? Call Patti Nickless & Associates to make it happen! 29859 Overseas Hwy. # 21Big Pine Key29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 Patti Nickless, CRS, SFRBroker Associate(305) 304-6949Patti@BestKeysAgent.com Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience.Randy Williams REALTOR THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ DABBERT Milton F. Dabbert was taken to his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. He was born on February 25, 1921 in Saginaw, Michigan and married Arloa Huebner who predeceased him in 2005. Milton managed several automobile dealerships before retiring to Marathon in 1994. He was a member of Martin Luther Chapel. He leaves two daughters and their spouses, Julie Bartley (John) and Nancy Warner (Richard). He also leaves his sister, Anita (Marvin) Page and several nieces and nephews. He is best known as "G" the loving grandfather to three grandchildren: Kelly Warner (Samantha), Allison Baltzersen (Jasper) and Alexis Warner and four great-grandchildren, Ian and Ivy Warner and Annika and Ava Baltzersen. Funeral services will be held on January 9, 2014, 11am, at Martin Luther Chapel, Marathon, Florida and interment service on January 17, 2014 11am at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Martin Luther Chapel, 325 122nd Street, Marathon, Florida 33050.PALMENBERG Bruce Robert Palmenberg of Marathon, formerly of Nanuet, NY passed away on December 16 at the age of 62, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Bruce graduated with a degree in Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, NY. After graduation he was owner, goldsmith and silversmith with several jewelry stores in New York, the Outer Banks of NC and in Marathon. Nearly 14 years ago, because of his love of sailing, Bruce opened Florida Keys Sailing, a school offering various levels of sailing certifications through American Sailing Association and US Sailing Association. He enjoyed meeting and teaching people from around the world. Bruce shared 20 wonderful years with his loving wife, Marcy Reed, and is also survived by brother Roger (Jacqueline) Palmenberg of Phoenix, AZ, sister Dr. Ann Palmenberg of Madison, MI, sister Karen (Scott) Liebert of Nanuet, NY, 4 nieces and nephews, and 6 great nieces and nephews. His parents, Edward and Lida Palmenberg, predeceased him. Captain Bruce will be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his many stories and antics. He brought joy to those around him and he will be terribly missed. A Memorial Service will take place at Martin Luther Chapel in Marathon, 325 122nd St. Gulf, on Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 AM. The Pancreatic Action Network, www.pancan.org or Martin Luther Chapel would lovingly receive donations in Bruces honor. Candidates stepping upFrom Election, 1A BRIDGES CATES MYRMELSmith-Martin wont runAfter one four-year term on the Monroe County School Board, District 1 member Robin Smith-Martin said Friday that he would not seek another term.Smith-Martin, elected in November 2010, said he wants to spend more time with his children, ages 6 and 9.Its better for the community to give plenty of time for someone else to run, he said. Over the next eight to 10 months, Ill double my efforts. Since his election, SmithMartin has focused on longterm strategic planning, something Superintendent Mark Porter has spent significant time on, and integrating best-management practices into the School Districts administration. Some who watch the school district have pegged Stuart Kessler, chairman of the districts advisory Audit and Finance Committee, as a likely candidate to replace Smith-Martin, although Kessler hasnt confirmed that. Smith-Martin succeeded District 1 board member Steve Pribramsky, who also opted to vacate the seat after just one term. SmithMartin works as a management consultant, most recently for the new Stock Island Village Marina.School Board member wants time with kidsMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS SMITH-MARTINKeynoter Staff Cops: Grow house foundA Big Coppitt Key man was jailed Thursday after police reportedly found marijuana plants growing in his trailer. Michael Davis, 67, was arrested on charges of producing marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence. He was booked into jail. Monroe County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says Deputy Matt Dowling was at Davis Venus Lane trailer responding to a neighbor who called after smelling marijuana coming from the trailer. Davis saw the deputy looking at his home, Herrin said, prompting him to immediately begin picking up marijuana plants which were growing outside and throwing them in the canal behind his home. Herrin says deputies found inside the trailer a marijuana growing operation setup, including special lighting, pots, misters and fans. Deputies found 40 plants, she said. Davis is charged with production of marijuana and evidence tampering, both felonies, then marijuana possession and drug equipment possession, both misdemeanors. Hes being held without bond at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island.67-year-old Big Coppitt man sent to jailLOWER KEYS DAVISKeynoter Staff RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551 Keys InfoNet.com Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysInfoNet.com
Marion County (Fla.) Sheriffs Office confirmed a joint task force raid with officers from the Ocala Police Department was conducted Wednesday night on a living space Price was renting.According to a Marion County Sheriffs Office incident report, the owner of the property Price was renting called police after he found marijuana plants growing in the garage. A total of 225 marijuana plants were removed from the property 140 plants from the mobile home and 85 from the garage.The U.S. Coast Guard says Prices disappearance prompted a search by aircraft. The agency says the search put rescuers in harms way unnecessarily and cost the agency more than $173,000, which it might try to recoup. This report was compiled with staff reports and information from NBC News, First Coast News and the Associated Press. presentation about the ADA ramp at the County Commissions Jan. 16 meeting in Key West. Preliminary cost breakdowns for the main repairs to the bridge mostly structural assume DOT would pay $57.2 million over 30 years, while Monroe would pay $14.24 million and Marathon $5.34 million over the same time frame.Smith said the ADA project would be funded using DOT transportation alternative funds, but managed by DEP as part of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail because DEP is responsible for maintaining Sunset Park and its adjacent parking area.The U.S. 1 tunnel idea originated as part of the city of Marathons proposed involvement with Old Seven Mile Bridge repairs. They were originally not slated to assume any of the cost to repair the bridge. The citys participation was thought to be Sunset Park upgrades and its budget at one point included a placeholder for a Weiler Engineering Corp. study as to the feasibility of a tunnel or pedestrian underpass. Weiler designed the ADA ramp project for DEP.Cost for search: $173,000From Price, 1A Saturday, January 4, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Thursday 1/9 Green Turtle Wine and Spirits Shop MM 81.2 Oceanside Happy Hour 5-7pm Complimentary wine and liquor tastings & more. 305-664-2006 Island Grill at the Mandalay MM 97.5 Oceanside Mexican Fiesta Happy Hour 6pm 2 for 1 Margaritas and special menu, with Spanish wines. $20.95 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-852-0595 Treetops Bar & Grill at Hilton Key Largo MM 97 Bayside The Art of Food 6-9pm Celebrate food and art with pairings inspired by the artists work. $50 incl. Tickets preferred. 305-852-5553 x 529 Island Grill MM 85.5 Oceanside From the Dock to the Plate 7-9pm Relax & enjoy live music with a 3-course hogsh dinner & wines. $36 + tax + tip. Res. 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Meet local artists. $39 + tax + tip. 305-453-4844 Pilot House MM 99.5 Oceanside, 13 Seagate Blvd. Beer and Bites 6:30pm Six craft beers and six specially-prepared bites! $25 incl. Res.Sug. 305-451-3142 Islamorada Moose Lodge MM 81.5 Oceanside This IS the Moose 5:30-9pm 4 Course dinner pairs member's favorite entrees with the perfect varietals. $49 + tax + tip. Res. essential. 305-664-8120Tuesday 1/14 Key Largo Progressive Dinner Dine Around Town 6:30pm A traveling, 5-course gourmet dinner paired with wines. Transportation included. Res. essential. 305-394-3736 Wahoos MM 83.4 Oceanside Chefs Tasting Dinner 6-9pm 4-course chefs tasting menu paired with wines. $32 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-849-8160 Kaiyo MM 81.7 Oceanside, Old Highway The KAIYO Flight 5pm 10pm A Sushi and Saki Experience $25 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-664-5556Wednesday 1/15 Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill MM 104 Bayside Martinis and Meatballs 5:30-close $5 Martinis, with complimentary meatballs & rice balls. 305-453-9066 Snappers MM 94.5 Oceanside Bubbles and Burgers 6pm A sampling of Chef Drew's eclectic burgers paired with sparkling wines. $35 incl. Res. essential. 305-852-5956 Ziggie and Maddogs MM 83 Bayside3 Games, 3 Wines, 3 Chef Demos7pm. Watch Chef Ben create fabulous dishes with Quail, Venison and Bualo. Tastings paired with wines. $35 + tax + tip. Res. Sug. 305-664-3391 10 DaysofFood & Wine in Key Largo & Islamorada, Florida Keys January 9 -18thth2014 Uncorked ... the KEY LARGO & ISLAMORADA Uncorked ...the KEY LARGO & ISLAMORADA www.FloridaKeysUncorked.com Thursday 1/16 Num Thai Plaza 103, MM 103.2 Bayside An Oriental Experience 6pm Sushi & Thai dishes, complimentary saki and wine. 305-451-5955 Ballyhoos Historic Grille MM 97.8 Median Chefs Dinner 7pm Watch the Chef prepare your 4-course dinner paired with wines. $55 incl. Res. Sug. 305-852-0822 or book on line. Lazy Days MM 80 Oceanside A Mexican Fiesta 6-9pm Beach Party, Mexican buet, margaritas $30 incl. tax (incl. 3 Margaritas). Res. Sug. 305-664-5256NEW DATE The Islander Resort MM 82.2 OceansideCelebrity Chef Norman Van Aken Cooks 6:30 pm. Following a celebratory reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres Chef Van Aken and Chef Andy Niedenthal will present a cooking demo showcasing selected dishes out of Chef Normans two newest books. $40 incl. 305-664-2031Friday 1/17 Senor Frijoles/Key Players MM 104 Bayside Murder Mystery Dinner 7pm 4-course gourmet Mexican dinner with wines; solve the murder mystery. $83 incl. Res. essential. 305-451-1592 or book on line. Postcard Inn Resort & Marina MM 84 Oceanside TGIF Bacardi Happy Hour 4-7pm First hour open bar and hors doeuvres in the Horizon Room at the Isle! $20 incl. No reservation required. Marker 88 MM 88 Bayside Chefs Dinner 7pm Watch the Chef prepare your 4-course gourmet dinner, complemented by ne wines Chef and wine reps on hand with culinary tips and advice. $65 incl. Res. Sug. 305-852-9315 or book on line.Events subject to change. Please contact the venue for reservations & details. Grand TastingFestival Finale Purchase tickets on line. A multi-sensory experience. Fine cuisine and world-class wines.Saturday 1/18 Postcard Inn Resort & Marina MM84 Oceanside IslamoradaNoon-4pm Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 residents appointed by the Monroe County Commis sion, usually hold their monthly meeting at the Marathon Government Center.Building permit allocations under the countys rateof-growth ordinance apparently are available from unused permits reserved for affordable housing. An artists conception of Paradise Point depicts a gray-haired couple walking along a circular driveway in front of a 35-foot-high building with balconies and arched windows. Earlier plans indicate developers sought 50 living units with 50 parking spaces. Revised plans show 47 units (46 rental and one for a manager) and 92 parking spaces. A traffic consulting engineer submitted a December report saying the added trips from the development will not have an adverse impact on either U.S. 1 or Blackwater Lane. The Blackwater Lane property now houses commercial uses, along with protected wetlands. Monroe County Code Compliance has records of unpermitted filling violations at the site, along with unapproved industrial activity, says an October 2013 county report.In 2004, a company then hauling Islamoradas trash to the mainland rented the same property to park its garbage trucks overnight. Stillwright Point residents strongly objected, and county officials filed a code case after deciding the zoning was improper for parking garbage trucks. The firm left the property.Some oppose senior housingFrom Housing, 1A Aubrey Price is seen in what the FBI says is a video of him at the Key West Ferry Terminal in June 2012.DOT funding new rampFrom Bridge, 1ANEWS BRIEFS Miranda Baker leads history foundationJill Miranda Baker has stepped down from her post as medical services staff manager at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier to become the executive director of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation.As executive director, Miranda Baker, 43, will oversee operations at the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center and Theatre at the Islander Resort in Islamorada.The museum opened last year. Its curator is Brad Bertelli, who writes a history column for The Reporter. He is also active in the Upper Keys Historical Preservation Society with noted Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson. Miranda Baker said she is excited about the cultural impact the museum will have on the Upper Keys. It is such a wonderful addition to our community, which is so great already, she said.George Hertel, foundation director, said hiring Miranda Baker, along with Bertelli, represents another major step forward in our ongoing progress toward developing a world-class discovery center.Jill has the leadership qualities, the network of relationships, the diversity of experience and the passion for our community to get us where we want to go, Hertel said.Miranda Baker started her career as a reporter for the Deerfield Beach Observer.
An effort to resolve the ongoing gravity vs. grinder pumps in the wastewater system for the Lower Keys will be made during a special Jan. 31 meeting of the Monroe County Commission. Pressured by residents within the Cudjoe Regional service area to add more gravity-system connections, commissioners asked project managers with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority to provide cost estimates of new designs. Our staff is working to give the commission a range of costs, and some idea of the magnitude of expanding the gravity system, FKAA Deputy Executive Director Kerry Shelby said Friday. Theres nothing final yet. Originally, plans drawn by the FKAA and approved by the County Commission in 2009 projected about 2,800 sewer connections in the Lower Keys nearly a third of about 9,000 the connections in the Cudjoe Regional system would be with grinder pumps.Grinder pumps require an underground holding tank with an electrically powered device that grinds waste in the tank and feeds it into the system.Gravity systems require no pumps or tanks, and have lower maintenance. However, gravity systems are more costly to install, especially in remote areas. In October, Lower Keys residents persuaded commissioners to change 1,152 units on Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key and Sugarloaf Key from grinders to gravity at an estimated additional cost of $10 million. That raised the price of the Cudjoe Regional system to $158 million. That still leaves about 1,600 out there possibly eligible for a gravity system, said Summerland Key resident Banks Prevatt, a gravity advocate. There are some areas where it will probably be impossible to service with gravity, countered Shelby.Walter Drabinski, a Lower Keys engineer, founded the Isaac Newton Coalition to fight for more gravity systems.When this design was put in place in 2009, they were looking at the cheapest thing they could do to come into compliance with state law mandating a countywide wastewater system, Drabinski said Friday. Now were seeing there are good reasons to go with gravity, Drabinski said. But rather than go with the optimum system, [county and FKAA engineers] are saying we should go with the plans weve got. After the commissions October action, other Lower Keys residents circulated petitions seeking gravity connections. Gravity advocates contend the grinder pumps, which require property owners to install high-power electric connections, will be useless in the event of extended electrical outages. Those tanks hold about a days worth of sewage, Prevatt said. After two or three days, youve got a problem. Either its backing up into the house or running onto the ground.Putting a plastic cover on these doesnt make them hurricane-proof, Drabinski said.The Jan. 31 meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Harvey Government Center in Key West. The Cudjoe Regional system is expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Completion of the main water-treatment plant, on Cudjoe Keys Blimp Road off mile marker 21.6, is proceeding rapidly, Shelby said. As pre-construction work for a $15 million-plus conversion of a school into a city hall continues, the Key West City Commission will consider a six-figure lease extension for temporary municipal offices at Habana Plaza on Flagler Avenue.City staff moved into nearly 25,000 square feet in the New Town strip mall in 2010 at an initial annual rent of $496,087 because the current city hall on Angela Street in Old Town is in poor condition.The lease extension going to the commission at its Tuesday meeting at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street calls for 2014 rent of $432,886, according to Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan. The four-year rent total, assuming commissioners approve the extension as expected, comes to $1,890,553. The lease term proposed by Finigan ends Dec. 31, 2016, and includes the ability for an early termination on any date on or before Feb. 1, 2016. Habana Plaza is owned by a Miami-based corporation called RL BB-FL Hillsborough.As for the conversion of Glynn Archer Elementary School on White Street into a new city hall, architect Bert Bender pins the cost at $14.9 million for construction and another $500,000 for furniture, fixtures and equipment.The Glynn Archer plan replaced a decade-old scheme to rebuild the former city hall.Were on track, Mayor Craig Cates said. Bender just sent preliminary drawings of the work and our staff is going through an architectural plan review. It all looks good and were right on schedule. Cates said the next step is putting the project out to bid.We hope to have those back by March, he said. Meanwhile, Were going to start some interior demolition to confirm all of the engineering inspections and analysis.The White Street property was given to the city by the Monroe County School District in a no-cost transfer that allows the district to use city property on Stock Island next to Gerald Adams Elementary School for bus parking. Glynn Archers exterior walls will stay and the entire interior will be rebuilt. Plans indicate the first floor will include City Commission chambers and offices, a small office for the Monroe County School Board, and offices for the city building, planning, zoning, parking and revenue departments. The second floor will house the city manager and City Attorneys Office along with the finance, water and engineering departments.Parking will be off United Street, as will the primary entrance to the building. There will be another entrance off White Street and no public entrances off Seminary Street.Staffs house at Habana Plaza in New TownBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCity likely to extend office lease KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday, January 4, 2014 Youve earned it. Now its time to save.Bundle your home and auto insurance to find out how much you can save.Have you reviewed your insurance policies lately? Chances are we can bundle your home and auto policies to provide you the same or better coverage for less money. Plus, youll get personalized service from local agents who care about you and your safety. This program is now available in Florida, call an agent today to start saving. 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 provided and serviced by HOME ADVANTAGE BEFORE AFTER Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental AssociationWhitening can effectively restore your smile.Big Pine 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.com The Key West City Commission on Tuesday is expected to vote to end a lawsuit filed by Code Compliance Director Jim Young, who was fired from the job in 2006 but rehired in 2009.If approved, Young would drop his lawsuit and the city would pay him $75,000 for attorney fees, $55,000 as a settlement, $16,000 for outof-pocket expenses and $10,773 for arbitration costs. Then-City Manager Julio Avael fired Young on Oct. 13, 2006. Young countered by suing the city on April 10, 2007, claiming unfair termination under the states Whistle Blower Act, which protects employees from retaliatory termination.Young alleges thenAssistant City Manager John Jones intervened in a February 2006 investigation into code violations by Bill Grosscup. Young says Grosscup, a friend of Jones, didnt have proper building permits to build on his Hilton Haven Drive property.Young told Code Enforce ment investigator Randy Pekarik to inspect the site and he found non-permitted construction, the suit says. Code Enforcement red-tagged the property to stop further construction. Young was fired later that year. His attorney, Hugh Morgan, also sued the city for failing to comply with a public-records request seeking e-mails possibly associated with Youngs firing. Tuesdays City Com mission meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street.Parking lotAlso Tuesday, the City Commission will consider spending $347,924 to construct a parking lot on Fort Street to serve the Bahama Village neighborhood and the future Truman Waterfront park. Contractor D.N. Higgins of Naples submitted the low bid, beating out local construction company Charley Toppino and Sons by about $37,000. Plans call for 46 vehicle spaces including two compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, plus 14 scooter spaces and lighting, landscaping and drainage upgrades. In a background report, city Permit Engineer Elizabeth Ignoffo describes the areas that will be served by the new lot as places where vehicle parking is in high demand and a shortage of parking spaces exists for residents and tourists to the area.Bikes endorsedThe emphasis on bicycle transportation in Key West is poised to receive an air of formality with the commission on Tuesday expected to endorse so-called Free wheelin Fridays. A resolution from Com missioner Tony Yaniz and environmental advocacy group Last Stand asks residents to swap single-passenger vehicles with bicycles each Friday, the goal of which is reducing traffic congestion, reducing vehicle emissions and increasing the fitness of our community. In tandem with the concept, Last Stand is selling brightly colored T-shirts with the program logo, a T-rex riding a high-wheeled bicycle with the slogan burn calories, not oil for $18. Our island home is the perfect location for bicyclists, Yaniz said. Wearing these shirts when you ride your bike on Fridays will let the community know that youre part of the solution.Once-fired code director will be paidBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTYoungs lawsuit looks to be endingKEY WESTMore gravity connections possibleLOWER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
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Opinion & EditorialSaturday, January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A 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: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor 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 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESThis is the Tavernier Cafe in February 1939. Owner Harry Harris (for whom Harry Harris Park is named) is at the table with Carol Bishop. Notice the menu has what is now banned turtle steak.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALTime for Florida to get with flowLETTERS TO THE EDITORCrocs, Keys go togetherIn response to Rachel Eakins Dec. 4 letter, Crocs a Keys nuisance. It always amazes me when someone who doesnt like wildlife moves to a place like the Keys. Her letter states that the Keys rely on tourism for the economy, and most of the tourism involves water activities. I agree with her there, but thats about it. She starts out describing them as a new threat and nuisance, moving on to scary adjectives and verbiage like lurking and posing a danger, especially to children. There is nothing new about them. They have lived there for years. Ive been a Keynoter subscriber forever, yet I cant recall a Keys croc mauling or killing a person, let alone a small child. Yes, I do remember the dog that was killed by a croc, and believe me when I say how sorry I was to learn about it. But when all is said and done, the number of croc kills and attacks (one dog, zero people) in the Keys seems unbelievably low considering the estimated 2,000 ancient reptiles in the vicinity. The facts dont warrant the crocs being the aggressor the letter writer would like readers to believe. She mentioned it was time for people to start voicing their opinions on this matter, and once again we agree. Let me be perfectly clear when I tell the readers that I am in favor of protecting the crocs of the Florida Keys. Its a few of the homeowners that should be shipped out. Barbara Burrill Marblehead OhioRefinance, help nonprofitsAre you ready for a challenge? Keys Federal Credit Union is challenging the Keys community to save $500,000 in loan interest and fees through refinancing through Jan. 31. When we reach the goal, well donate a total of $5,000 to four local non profits. Our partner nonprofit organizations are Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys, Visiting Nurse Association/ Hospice of the Florida Keys and Monroe Association of ReMARCable Citizens. We challenge you to save money while helping the community. Mary Lou Carn Marketing director Keys Federal Credit UnionTurn on the lightsI was happy to see the median, Christmas decorations and overall appearance of Marathon this holiday season. I was happy to see the Christmas decorations removed so quickly by city staff and at the same time I was disappointed to count 31 lights out on Sombrero Beach Road. These lights help people see and are security past the wooded areas that are used by the homeless on occasion. With all the employees we have, why cant they drive the beach road after dark and see what an unwelcome face we present to our visitors and lack of security to our residents? Time to pay attention to what we have before we build more maintenance problems in Marathon. Jack Burley MarathonBoard has too much powerI read with interest Bob Guerins letter to the editor regarding the Marathon Planning Commission. Mr. Guerin makes some good points and adds some innuendo, which may or may not be accurate, but as is so often the case in government at all levels, accountability is missing. I would have much appreciated Mr. Guerin including who the Planning Commission members are, how they voted and which City Council members appointed which ones. I suppose we all could do our own research to find these answers but most of us wont, including myself. If you are going to make a case for favoritism, step up and add some names so we can all draw some conclusions. If the concept with this procedure is to buffer the City council members from this decision, it is working.I know nothing about the recycling facility issue but if Mr. Guerin is correct that this planning board comprises untrained individuals who are in power to overrule professional government-trained employees, I have to ask why? It seems to me that this is clearly a City Council responsibility to determine if the city professionals have made the right decision, not appointees with no experience.Eric Viehman Marathon Editors note: Members of the Marathon Planning Commission, an advisory panel, are Chairman Jim Tashjian, Vice Chairman Dan Zieg, Lott Pansky, Lynn Landry and Ralph Lucignano. On Dec. 16, the panel voted 3-2 to overturn city Planning Director George Garretts denial of permits for Discount Rock and Sand to open a construction-debris recycling center on Aviation Boulevard. Tashjian, Landry and Lucignano voted to overturn it. Garrett said the decision could be appealed either by the council or a citizen within 30 days of the Planning Commission decision.Foundation has foresightAs we move forward in a new year, I would like to take this time to stop and thank the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation for making it possible for me to get a proper pair prescription eyeglasses. They shall be warrantied and durable.After four eye surgeries and now glaucoma, I am very grateful I can see. There were angels unaware on this long journey. Thank you again. I appreciate the time, efforts and money to help me have a good pair of glasses; and the foundations continuing helping people that live and work in this community.Arlene Heller MarathonParade lit up smilesI would like to thank all of the sponsors and donors for the 2013 Boot Key Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. It was again a great time and we raised more than $1,000 for Forgotten Felines. Thank you to all that participated in the parade; the lights were spectacular. And thank you to all who came out to watch and support our local restaurants in Marathon. Rick Sall MarathonSunshine State behind the times, and behind numerous states, in saying same-sex marriage is OKRarely has a quest for equality moved forward with as much progress in one year as the issue of legalizing gay marriage. At the beginning of 2013, nine states recognized same-sex marriages. Now, as 2014 begins, gay marriages are legal in 18 states through a variety of means. Seven states have seen same-sex marriages legalized through court decisions, eight state legislatures have enacted laws recognizing gay marriages and three states approved them by popular vote. In part, what set the stage for this expansion of gay and lesbian rights is changing public opinion regarding gays and lesbians in general. Today, polls invariably show that a majority of Americans approve of gay marriage, or at the least, see no threat to themselves when couples of the same sex choose to marry.The real trigger to the latest expansion of gay rights, however, was the U.S. Supreme Courts June decision that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. DOMA defines marriage as only between one man and one woman. The act, passed in 1996 and signed by thenPresident Clinton, was the basis for many states to enact similar legislation.Florida adopted the DOMA definition by amending its constitution in 2008, and the ban on same-sex marriages here remains firmly in place despite the changes in attitudes and laws elsewhere. Speaking for the five-justice majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that, under the U.S. Constitutions Equal Protection Clause, the federal government doesnt have the authority to define marriage only states have that power. So, Kennedy said, there is no justifiable basis for the federal government to treat legally married gay couples any differently than opposite-sex couples. That decision undid DOMAs long reign and opened the floodgates to a spate of lawsuits in various states that have since struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. Its a travesty that Florida is so far behind the curve in recognizing gays and lesbians marital rights today. Many local governments and corporations in the state give the same benefits to same-sex partners that opposite-sex couples receive. But gay Floridians still cant walk down the aisle and legally tie the knot, a blatant violation of their equal rights that needs to be righted this year. Miami Herald New statewide laws hit the booksBills that crack down on human sex trafficking, address problems from the 2012 election, allow foster care children to remain in the program until 21, and provide an incentive for companies to expand their fleet of natural gas vehicles become law Wednesday. While the bulk of the nearly 200 new laws approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott from the 2013 session hit the books in July and October, a few more kick in with the new year.Accompanying the handful of new laws is a slight increase in the paycheck for Floridas minimum-wage earners.The automatic increase of 14 cents an hour, recalculated by law each year based on the federal Consumer Price Index, raises the minimum pay rate in the state to $7.93, up from $7.79. The federal minimum wage is $7.25. Here are highlights of bills taking effect Jan. 1:ElectionsHB 7013: The law, quietly signed by Scott before heading to Chile for a trade mission in May, is aimed at cleaning up voting problems that plagued parts of the state during the November 2012 elections.The law allows up to 14 days for early voting, though local supervisors could remain at the current eight days, and allows for more flexibility with early voting sites. It would limit the length of some ballot summaries for constitutional amendments.And it would dissolve a committee that sets the date of the presidential primary and instead requires that vote be held on the first Tuesday that complies with party rules. Both Republican and Democratic delegations to national conventions have lost members over the last several years as Florida vied for earlier primary dates.Elections reform vaulted to the top of legislative priorities after the November 2012 problems, which included some Florida voters not casting ballots until after television networks had projected President Obama the winner nationwide. It also took days before Obama was declared the winner in Florida.Sex traffickingHB 1325 and HB 1327: The measures establish a legal process for human-trafficking victims to get their criminal records expunged typically for prostitution charges. The new laws only apply to crimes committed while the victims were being forced, threatened or coerced. The measures ran through the Legislature as companions to a bill (HB 7005) that prevents the operation of massage establishments between midnight and 5 a.m. That bill which has exceptions for businesses such as health facilities and hotels that might offer massage services became law Oct. 1.Natural gasHB 579: This measure exempts natural gas from the state fuel tax for five years, provides an incentive for companies to expand their fleet of natural gas vehicles and, starting in 2019, establishes a fuel-tax structure for natural gas that is similar to that for diesel fuel. This legislation will pave the way for the increased use of natural gas; spurring economic growth, reducing our dependency on foreign oil, and providing a cleaner burning source of fuel, Sen. Wilton Simpson, the Trilby Republican who sponsored the bill, declared in April. The Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate Program offers rebates of up to 50 percent of the costs of converting certain vehicles to natural gas-powered vehicles. An applicant would be eligible to receive a maximum rebate of $25,000 per vehicle, up to a total of $250,000 per fiscal year. The bill also requires any person selling natural gas fuel at retail in Florida to obtain a license from the Department of Revenue. The Revenue Estimating Conference estimated that by 2019 the law will cut $100,000 from the states general revenue, $300,000 from state trust funds, and $200,000 from local governments.CourtsHB 7017: Repeals fixed terms of court, which are an old concept left over from the days when circuit judges or Supreme Court justices went to the town where their court was meeting for a specified term.LLCsSB 1300: A voluminous 224-page package that is intended to modernize the rules for limited liability companies.Foster careSB 1036: This law gives young adults the option to stay in foster care until age 21. They would be allowed to remain in the program past the age of 18 if they are completing high school, postsecondary or vocational educations, participating in jobtraining programs, working at least 80 hours per month or are unable to participate due to disabilities.Election changes, gas exemptions are among themBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaFLORIDA LEGISLATUREToday, polls invariably show that a majority of Americans approve of gay marriage, or at the least, see no threat to themselves when couples of the same sex choose to marry.
Do Not Call tops gripesGripes about violations of the states Do Not Call list easily dominated the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services top complaints for 2013. The state agency reported Monday that 18,862, or nearly 40 percent, of the 47,226 complaints lodged between Jan. 1 and Dec. 20 involved telemarketers and other telephone sales operators dialing numbers on the Do Not Call list. In second place were 3,626 complaints about telemarketers in general. Fuel, communications, landlord and tenant disputes, problems with real estate brokers and salespeople, cable, banking and motor vehicle sales problems were the other most common areas of complaints.Do Not Call violations have topped the complaint list for four consecutive years. The agency offers five-year subscriptions to the list free of charge for residential and mobile telephone numbers.State Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) has filed a measure that would update the Do Not Call list to include more modern methods of communications. The bill (SB 450) would expand the ban on solicitations to include text and electronic communications made through a landline, mobile or Internet telephone service.Consumers who believe fraud has taken place can contact the departments hotline at (800) 435-7352.Telemarketers in general are called outNews Service of FloridaCONSUMERS Saturday, January 4, 2014 7A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Grand TastingSaturday January 1811am to 4 pm Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle, MM84 You can be a part of it. Uncorked... the KEY LARGO & ISLAMORADA Calling Caterers, Restaurants, and Gourmet VendorsReserve your space now! Call Sue Finney 305-394-3736www.FloridaKeysUncorked.com MARKETPLA CE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 77 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period December 21, 2013 December 28, 2013. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt 62 Ed Swift Rd$110,000$110,000973Island Group Realty/Margarita VillochSouthernmost Realty/Mila de Mier 55 Boca ChicaRd$85,000$65,000430Prudential Knight & Gardner/G. EsbensenShoreline Properties/Sue MooneyBig Pine Key 30944, 30950, 30958, 30964 Nathalie Rd$ 225K$155K1438Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Abby OglesbeeIsland Group Realty/Charles Roberts 29827 Tropical Trader Rd$299,000$285,000332Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Ronda ThrelkeldCentury 21 Schwartz/Jan Fritz 00 Lot 23 Saratoga Ave $150,000$150,0000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoDuck Key 7044 Harbor Village Dr$649,000$640,000529Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret CrowleyHawks Cay Resort Sales/Lissete Cordova 308 Sabal St$1,900,000$1,850,000684RE/MAX Marathon Vacation R.E./Jeb HaleAmerican Caribbean/Lynn Lucas 5090 Sunset VillageDr$419,000$380,000156Ha wks Cay Resort Sales/M. Crowley, L. CordovaI sland Breeze Realty/Kirsten DoelKey Largo 228 Atlantic Blvd (1)$1,650,000$1,500,000966Marr Properties/Dan McAfeeMarr Properties/Dan McAfee 10 Oakwood Ave$99,000$89,000153Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren 91 Treasure Blvd$140,000$140,00080Island Equity R.E./Terri Bodker, Holly HightKeys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio 443 4th Rd$495,000$455,00073Skye Louis Realty/Nichole McQuaidIsland Equity Real Estate/Terri Bodker 48 BassAve$775,000$682,50076Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling 440 4th Rd$359,900$455,00068Skye Louis Realty/Nichole McQuaidSkye Louis Realty/Nichole McQuaid 96000 OverseasHwy$429,900$423,00056American Caribbean R.E./Mykael MarinelliMarr Properties/Terry Canto 3 Madiera Dr$197,350$190,00048Realty World Freewheeler/Steve Conley RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Paul Labossiere 97501 Overseas Hwy$304,000$275,000405 County Real Estate/A. Kasheta, I. McDonaldC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick ServaisKey West 3747 Paula Ave$449,000$435,000116Conch Realty/Joseph Cerza Exit Realty Old Island/Karem Kramer 241 Golf ClubDr$539,000$532,000356Compass Realty Branch/Robin MitchellCompass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell 520 Emma St$1,695,000$1,650,000330Compass Realty/J. Michael CaronMarquis Properties Realty/Rudy Molinet 3312 Northside Dr$169,000$155,000185Prudential Knight & Gardner/B. LangleyKey West Properties/Mike Sullivan 9 Kestral Way$385,000$350,000162Island Group Realty/Margarita VillochCompass Realty/Michele Grahl 901 Pearl St$371,000$355,000100Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerSellstate Island Properties/Melva Wagner 305 Grinnell St$260,000$255,00085Loca tion 3 Real Estate of KW/D. Batty, J. Unke Realty Executives Fla Keys/James Olive 8 Nassau Ln$1,895,000$1,800,00018Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetMarquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetMarathon 10747 3rd Ave$180,000$180,000665RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonIsland Breeze Realty/David Grego 440 89th St Ocean$255,000$251,000500RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Guy MoreauRE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Guy Moreau 00 Anglers Dr* $199,900$175,000221Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne RueschColdwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne Ruesch 10877 Overseas Hwy$125,000$110,00080Island Breeze Realty/Laura HuttColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara StevensPlantation Key 87200 Overseas Hwy$209,000$200,000228Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gina BlancoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Gina Blanco 141 CanalSt$1,395,000$1,360,000174Ocean Sotheby's Intl/L. Leopold, C. TindallOcean Sotheby's Intl/Leslie Leopold 108 Riviera Dr$295,000$289,00067Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaColdwell Banker Schmitt/Melba Wilson 0 Harbor Ln & Kahiki Dr* $199,000$161,00050Marr Properties/Stephanie ClarkRealty World Freewheeler/Steve Conley 106 Sioux St$349,000$325,00039Barbara Eads Realty/Barbara EadsGlenn Hoover Real Estate/Judith SimpsonStock Island 6900 MaloneyAve$269,000$269,000162Loca tion 3 Real Estate of KW/D. Batty, J. Unke Realty Executives Fla Keys/James OliveSugarloaf Key 820 CraneBlvd (1) $699,000$675,000739Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, GardnerSBX Commercial R.E./Jeffrey SearcyVacant Lot Commercial Property (1) JANUARY Tax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR Taxes paid in January will receive a 2% discount. As of December 19, 2013 the current tax roll is 72% collected. The total collected at that time was $168,625,950.76. The Monroe County Tax Collectors office will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Reminder Mobile Homes expired on December 31st come in and renew. Birth certificates may be purchased at the Key West and Key Largo Driver License Office. HURRICANE GRILLE, US-1 MARATHONEST. 1957, 6000 SF, 3 DINING AREAS, PLUS OUTDOOR DINING, 2 FULL SERVICE BARS. BEING SOLD TURN KEY.CALL FOR DETAILS 305-289-6553 or 305-481-6889 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationBarbara Direct (305) 731-3212 Rusty Direct (305) 481-6889Barbara & Rusty Stevens REALTORS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR SALE NOTICEOFMEETING FROMTHEMONROECOUNTY PARKSANDRECREATION ADVISORYBOARDAPARKSANDRECREATIONADVISORYBOARD meetinghasbeenscheduledforMonday,January13,2014, 6:00PM,attheHarveyGovernmentCenter,1200Truman Ave.,2ndFloor,BOCCChambers,KeyWest,Monroe County,Florida.Thismeetingisopentothepublic.For moreinformationpleasecontactRosaWashingtonat(305) firstname.lastname@example.org A DAASSISTANCE -Ifyouareapersonwithadisability,who needsspecialaccommodationsinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,pleasecontacttheCountyAdministratorsOffice,by phoning(305)292-4441,betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.-5:00 p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5)calendardayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1.PublishedKeynoter1/1/14,1/4/14,1/8/14&1/11/14 BusinessLIGHT UP KEY LARGO Given the Best of Show award in the Key Largo Chamber of Commerces Light Up Key Largo contest, Quiescence Diving Services, represented by Bart Jarnagin and Ryan Trueblood, accepts the award from chamber Executive Director Craig Cope and board member Dawn Debrule. Other top winners were Wire Nuts Electric for best lights and the Fish House/Encore Restaurant for best three-dimensional display. Emergency benefits expireTens of thousands of Floridians lost their federal emergency jobless benefits on Dec. 28, joining about 1.3 million Americans whose unemployment checks werent part of the bipartisan budget deal passed by Congress last week and signed by President Obama last Dec. 26.All 88,000 Floridians in the federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation program were cut off Dec. 28, said state Department of Economic Opportunity spokeswoman Monica Russell.The emergency benefits, begun in 2008 under President George W. Bush, were created to help unemployed workers who had exhausted their state jobless benefits during the economic recession. And according to the National Employment Law Project, while Saturdays cutoff will affect 1.3 million people, another 850,000 U.S. workers will run out of state unemployment insurance in the first three months of 2014, with no access to federal jobless aid.Among those are eligible Floridians, whose current 19 weeks of state reemployment assistance benefits will drop to 16 weeks effective Jan. 1, according to Russell. The elimination of the emergency benefits coupled with the reduction in the maximum benefits for out of work Floridians is a devastating combination, said U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Boca Raton Democrat. Thats not just devastating for their own families but for the communities they live in and ultimately its a drag on our economy, Deutch said. Its frustrating that we werent able to do anything before we left.Congress must vote to continue funding the emergency benefits. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said reviving them is at the top of his to-do list, and a vote could come as early as Jan. 6. The reauthorization measure may also apply retroactively, Deutch said, adding that economists estimate that 5 million people could be impacted by the loss of the benefits before the end of 2014 if Congress does not act.But many conservatives say the recession has been over for years and that long-term unemployment benefits discourage people from finding work.I dont think its healthy for our society to create that kind of dependency and keep extending these benefits where people are living on government assistance for years, said state Rep. Dennis Baxley, an Ocala Republican. That looks like where some folks are headed.Florida State University economist Randall Holcombe, who is associated with the conservative Tallahasseebased James Madison Institute, blamed the benefits for prolonging the economic downturn.I want to be sympathetic with the people who are looking for jobs and having trouble finding them, and thats the reason we have those unemployment benefits, said Holcombe, who served on Gov. Jeb Bushs Council of Economic Advisors. But when you look at the effect on the overall economy, its slowed the recovery and its caused the average duration of unemployment to skyrocket and we have a lot more long-term unemployed now than weve ever had in the past. Holcombe points to economic research by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis showing that the duration of long-term unemployment is 35 weeks, longer than its been in decades.The longer youve been unemployed, the harder it is to find a job, Holcombe said. So in a sense, were doing a disservice to people by giving them extended unemployment benefits, because by doing so, they have less incentive to find a job, and the longer theyre out of work, the harder its going to be for them to find a job.But critics of the move, like Karen Woodall, executive director of the left-leaning Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, say the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits will weaken a still-fragile recovery. 88K Floridians cut off from unemploymentBy MARGIE MENZELNews Service of FloridaTHE WORKFORCE
On his first day as the former Key Colony Beach mayor and administrator, Ron Sutton was in familiar place: His former office at City Hall tending to city business.The longtime city commissioner resigned the post effective this past Wednesday but attended a city business meeting Thursday morning at the request of interim successor Geraldine Zahn. I will continue to be supportive. Geraldine knows Ive done this for six years and as long as Im not flying out to go north, Ill be there, Sutton said. Sutton retains his seat on the five-member City Commission through at least the conclusion of his twoyear term in March 2015, but needed to free time to help his wife Kitty care for her elderly parents in Delaware. Weve had a lot of family issues and shes been trying to handle it, Sutton said. Ive seen her under a lot of stress and Im worried about her. I said, I cant do both. If I need to fly out, how am I going to be the administrator at city hall? he said. The Key Colony Beach City Commission chooses a mayor/administrator, vice mayor and secretary-treasurer from among its own ranks at its April 1 organizational meeting each year, but Sutton wanted to step down prior to that. He provided ample notice. Per Key Colonys city charter, Zahn, the citys vice mayor, was in line to take over until a successor is chosen in April. Sutton was elected in 2005 and is serving his fifth term. He said it remains to be seen whether hell seek a sixth term in 2015. Ill go through this next year and do some more thinking. I just dont know at this point, he said. Sutton said hes taken pride in leading the city during his time as administrator. Ive enjoyed it and it was hard for me to make that decision to step back, but its what I needed to do now for my family. So many residents come to me and told me they hate to lose me, which makes me feel good, he said. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday, January 4, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT Saturday: Jan 18Rusty Lemmon . . . .11:00 to 2:00 Ramajey . . . . . . .2:00 to 4:00 The Regs . . . . . . .4:00 to 6:00 The Doerfels . . . . . .6:00 to 8:00Sunday: Jan 19Zack Seemiller . . . .11:00 to 2:00Misery Loves Company . .2:00 to 5:00 9th AnnualFOOD MENU Seafood Sampler(a piece of fish, a stone crab claw, shrimp, conch fritters and conch ceviche)Grilled lobster Fried Fish Stone Crab Claws Steamed Shrimp Conch Chowder Conch Ceviche Conch Fritters Conch Dawgs Smoked Fish Dip Flan Nitia Key Lime Pie and other sweets Beer Wine Soda Water A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:Elite Sky Seafood Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Fanci Seafood Marine Underwriters Island T-shirt Graphics GFS Gulf Manufacturing Key West Engine Service Hak Hide LLC Dolphin Hydraulics Tom Ryan Inc. Key West Marine Hardware E.M.C. Oil Co. Monroe County Public Works Signs Unlimited Carlos Seafood Key Largo Fisheries Blue Ocean Seafood Miami River Lobster Erey Seafood Exporters Inc. McKinzie Petroleum Fish MonsterJanuary 18 and 19 Bayview Park, Key WestRain or Shine FREE ADMISSION Key Colony Beach mayor steps downBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACHYEARS FIRST SUNSET Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWAt the end of the day, it was the perfect beginning to the new year on Wednesday, as the sun sets on the bayside of Plantation Key. Rollback of auto fees likelyA closely watched measure to reduce vehicle-registration fees will get its first hearing since Gov. Rick Scott threw his support behind a similar idea as part of his legislative agenda.The state Senate Tran spor tation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee is set to take up the proposal (SB 156) on Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Joe Negron (RStuart), would roll back about half the unpopular 2009 hike in the fees.The decrease in fees would cost almost $182 million in the budget year that begins July 1, and $233 million a year after that. But Scott has endorsed doing away with the whole increase, something that would bring the price tag up to $401 million. On Sept. 1, 2009, state fees for renewing a drivers license for six years more than doubled, from $20 to $48.The registration and fees for a typical car, weighing 3,600 pounds, jumped from $46.80 to $71.85, up 54 percent. Those eligible to renew their tags were able to purchase a twoyear renewal at the old rates.The fee increases were mandated by the Florida Legislature as part of a move to balance the $66.5 billion state budget in a tough economic year. Democratic legislators, including then-Monroe County state Rep. Ron Saunders, voted against the increases passed by the Republican majority.News Service of FloridaSTATE LEGISLATURE
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014* CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! Celtic FestivalIts all things Celtic next weekend when the inaugural Florida Keys Celtic Festival hits the Marathon Community Park with headline band Albannach. Story, 2BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment A Florida Keys crew Richard Overfield, Pete Ihrig, Jon Delong and Jeff Barrow heft a 250-pound marlin reeled in by Ihrig on a late-December trip to St. Lucia.MARLIN MENMartin steps down after 12 yearsLongtime Marathon High School football coach Lance Martin resigned Dec. 19 after 12 seasons.Martins tenure was successful for several years before faltering in recent seasons. He finished with a 61-61 record and summed up his decision to step down in one sentence. Twelve years is a long time to be at one school coaching football, Martin said.The Dolphins earned three District 16 championships and was runner-up once during his tenure, and had only one losing season before 2010. He helped more than 20 players attend college on football-related scholarships. Ironically, the losing season came in 2005 when Martin had probably our most talented team. Hurricane Wilma erased three games from the schedule and mononucleosis struck numerous players.Martins first year was 2002. The Dolphins advanced that season to the second round of the Florida High School Athletic Association state playoffs and defeated the No. 4 team in the state, Hollywood Christian School, before losing.In 2003, Marathon reached the second round again and was ranked in the top 10 in the state. They lost to nationally ranked and perennial power Pahokee High School team. In 2004, the Dolphins were 9-1 and ranked No. 2 in the state, but once again had to face a top-ranked Pahokee team early in the playoffs, and fell. The 2005 season saw the Dolphins slotted No. 5 in the state preseason rankings for their class. They lost, 9-7, to a Gulliver Prep squad that has three players in the National Football League and went to a state championship in the classification above Marathon. But a number of factors have led to diminishing returns over the years. The schools population has declined rapidly, from 500plus to 300-plus, over Martins tenure. Back in 2007, we saw this coming, Martin said. The real estate boom and bust really took a lot of families out of the Keys. We lost a lot of athletes, he said. Despite the trying times in recent years, Martin said hes proud of his players for doing the best they could in the face of mounting obstacles. Its a small town and we dont get move-ins very often and we play with what we have. They play their hearts out; we just dont have the numbers here to be competing, he said. On top of dealing with smaller numbers, the Dolphins face a schedule each year filled with Miamiarea private schools. Those schools have resources with which Marathon High cant compete.After 2007, the private schools started to take recruiting to a different level and thats one of the reasons this league was formed, Martin said, referring to the Southeast Football Conference.Marathon and Coral Shores high schools joined the conference for its inaugural season in 2012. It was aimed at including similarly sized schools, but still includes a number of private mainland schools. Marathon Athletic Director Theresa Konrath said the coaching job would be advertised.Football coach finishes 61-61, says its time for someone elseMARATHON FOOTBALLBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com MARTIN Depleted Dolphins fallA combination of rust, two missing starters and a fundamentally sound opponent added up to a loss Monday for the Marathon High School boys basketball team.The Dolphins fell, 78-52, to a Whitman-Hanson High School team visiting the Keys from Massachusetts. Whitman defeated Key West High School last weekend. They were a really good team; well-coached and very good at the fundamentals and could shoot the ball. They had 13 threes on us and a lot of them we were contested, Marathon coach Kevin Freeman said. Marathon hung with the Panthers in the first quarter thanks to nine points from leading scorer Nelson Rojas. They trailed 19-13 heading into the second quarter and 33-21 at the break. Freeman said it was in the third quarter that the Panthers pulled away, draining five three-pointers and outscoring the Dolphins 26-15. Marathon trailed 59-36 heading into the fourth quarter.The Dolphins had been on a roll heading into the holiday break, winning five of their last six games and improving to 7-5 on the season. Freeman said the 11-day layoff since defeating Coral Shores High School was inopportune.This break couldnt have come at a worse time for us. We had good practices, but you take some time off [and] look a little bit rusty, he said. Starters Cooper Chaplin (injury) and Mike Allen (vacation) were missing for the Dolphins. Freeman said Richie Wells played well in their absence, especially rebounding and on the defensive end.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BOYS HOOPSDolphins return to fields and courtsMarathon High School sports teams return to the fields and courts this week after a lengthy holiday break. The boys basketball team hosted a pair of games over the break against out-oftown opponents, but its regular schedule is slated to resume on Monday when it hosts Westwood Christian School at 7 p.m. Marathon lost, 78-49, to Whitman-Hanson High School out of Massachusetts on Monday and were scheduled to host East Lee High School (Fort Myers) on Friday. Results were not available at press time. Heading into the East Lee game, the boys team was a respectable 7-6, a vast improvement on last years 2-18 record. The highlight of the season thus far came on Dec. 19, when they won a blowout road win over rival Coral Shores High School, 67-32. Leading scorer JohnNisha Qualls and the girls basketball team resume play on Tuesday with a visit to Westminster Christian School in Miami at 5 p.m. Qualls average of 20plus-points per game has helped the Dolphins to a 102 record. The Dolphins have another nine games to play before next months District 16-3A tournament. Qualls has been the focal point of the offense so far, but Gardine Raymond, Yailin Nieda and Kenna Welever have also been critical to the teams success. The girls soccer team is having another solid season, despite a deceiving 9-6-3 record at the holiday break. The team routinely plays opponents above its Class1A level, but has dominated where it counts. The Dolphins already locked up a No. 1 seed for the District 16-1A tournament theyll host Jan. 14-16. The Dolphins have just three games remaining on their regular season schedule. The first is slated for Monday, a visit to Keys Gate Charter School in Homestead at 3:30 p.m. The boys soccer team has struggled after losing a number of senior leaders from last years 7-9-4 squad. The team is 3-9 heading into the final four games of its regular season. Theyre scheduled to visit Archimedean Academy in Miami on Tuesday at 4 p.m.Soccer, hoops teams are back from the breakBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SPORTS Back in actionHigh-school sports teams in the Upper Keys launch the 2014 portion of their winter schedules this week as they return from holiday break. Coral Shores boys basketball team, which struggled in late 2013, tries to start the new year on a solid note with a 6:30 p.m. Tuesday home game against Keys Gate Charter (JV at 5 p.m.). The Hurricanes travel to Key West on Friday for a 7 p.m. game against the Conchs. The Lady Canes basketball team has its next scheduled game Jan. 13, at home against Riviera Prep. Coral Shores boys soccer team (7-3-1) travels to Key West for a 6 p.m. Wednesday contest that closes the squads regular season. The District 16-2A playoffs begin Jan. 21.The Lady Canes (8-4-1) plays a soccer rematch with Key West at 4 p.m. Friday in Tavernier, then host the district playoffs, beginning Jan. 13 at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium.Island Christians boys basketball team plays at their Family Life Center gym at 6:30 p.m. against Colonial Christian, but Colonials Patriots will be listed as home team for the District 16 game.The Lady Eagle soccer team takes on Palmer Trinity at 4 p.m. Friday at the Islamorada campus.UPPER KEYSKeynoter Staff
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, January 4, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle NAMEGAME Solution in the January 8 Keynoter ACROSS 1Pacific island nation 5Eastern teachers 10__ bar 15Frequent autograph signer 19Quaint plaint 20Man with memorable thumbs 21Really cold 22Extra 23Singular 241983 novel partly set in a graveyard 26Bakery buys 27Arboreal rodents 29From square one 30Tap 32Steams (up) 33Cannes conclusion 35Baffled Jeopardy! contestants effort 36Proprietary formula, perhaps 39Salon treatments 40Frankie Valli singing style 44Bonding agent 45Classic detective played by William Powell 47Needing training 48Sourdoughs strike 49Item sold in a kit 50Ohio pro 51Letter successor, to a large degree 53Non-metallic rocks 54Bibliophiles prize 58Spamalotco-creator 592000 film set in a confectionery 61__ exam 62Fitting to the max 64Cold, in Calais 65Stupefies 67DeMille specialties 68Taken as __: in its entirety 70Secret rival? 71Greatly disliked thing 74Engage in braggadocio 75Simple to operate 79Rip off 80Salon dye 82Back in time 83Least quantity 84Actors accessory 85That, in Toledo 86Office staple 90French peninsular city 91It wont hold water 93Horse features 94Marks common in stories 95Landings: Abbr. 96Muffet fare 97Bedroom community, briefly 98Joe or java 101Major affair 102He played Arnold Vinick on The West Wing 106Divas moment 107Any top-25 NFL career scoring leader 111Transmission speed unit 112Salon treatment 113One often turned on 114Top-tier invitees 115Gospel writer 116What one star may mean 117Nods, often 118Freebies on pillows 119Fall locale DOWN 1Pool surface 2M*A*S*Hmess server 3Boys mother 4Parisian obsession 5Classic French firearms company 6Does lookout duty for, say 7Subway Series team 8MGM motto word 9Multi-office rental: Abbr. 10__ rice 11Staff figures 12What there oughta be 13Jam ingredient? 14Mrs. Blake Carrington on Dynasty 15Drink 16Henning of magic 17Deal __ Deal 18For fear that 25More than excited 28Like challah dough 31No longer in 33Diamond side 34Trimming tape 35Cannon barrage 36Thing of the past 37Significant period 38Cheating deterrent 39Center 40Weak 41A 36-Across may be one 42Call before the game? 43Immature hooter 45Org. headquartered near Colorados Cheyenne Mountain 46Assume the role of 49Surroundings 52Author Albom 54Blockhead 55Leveling machine 56High dudgeon 57Flamethrower compound 60Broken nursery rhyme item 63Bummer 65Red pig 66Bit of setter speech 67Say Enough! 68Liniment targets 69Grab forcefully 70Like a Rocksinger 71Frank and Rice 72SeussThidwick, e.g. 73Date bk. listings 76Quarterly report line 77Yes, it does bother me! 78Some, in Stuttgart 81In flames 84Likely 87As an answer 88Charms 89Israeli prime minister before Sharon 90Expend, as fuel 92Cool and Lam detective series pen name 94Milk buys 96Buried treasure 97Consecrated 98Smythes comics barfly 99Oft-twisted treat 100Generic pet name 101Jokes 102Related 103Praise highly 104Blue Devilshome 105Arabian Peninsula port 108Invention 109SeussSam-__ 110MDX X Crossword solutionSolution to the Jan. 1 puzzle. Living Vending machines to carry calorie infoOffice workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Obamas healthcare overhaul law.Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early this year.It estimates the cost to the vending machine industry at $25.8 million initially and $24 million per year after that, but says if just .02 percent of obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a week, the savings to the healthcare system would be at least that great. The rules will apply to about 10,800 companies that operate 20 or more machines. Nearly three quarters of those companies have three or fewer employees, and their profit margin is extremely low, according to the National Automatic Merchandising Association. An initial investment of $2,400 plus $2,200 in annual costs is a lot of money for a small company that clears only a few thousand dollars a year, said Eric Dell, the groups vice president for government affairs. The money that would be spent to comply with this theres no return on the investment, he said. While the proposed rules would give companies a year to comply, the industry group has suggested a twoyear deadline and is urging the government to allow as much flexibility as possible in implementing the rules. Some companies may use electronic displays to post calorie counts while others may opt for signs stuck to the machines. The FDA also is working on final rules for requiring restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calories information, something some cities already mandate and some large fast-food operations have begun doing voluntarily.A 2011 study in New York found that only one in six customers looked at the information, but those who did generally ordered about 100 fewer calories. A more recent study in Philadelphia found no difference in calories purchased after the citys labeling law took effect.There is probably a subset of people for whom this information works, who report using it to purchase fewer calories, but what were not seeing though is a change at an overall population level in the number of calories consumed, said Brian Ebel, the studys author and an assistant professor at New York Universitys department of population health and medicine.Trade group concerned about cost to implementBy HOLLY RAMERAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTH Associated Press photo by ELAINE THOMPSONA 12-year-old girl makes a purchase at a vending machine in Seattle.Sports challenge returns to KeysThings are going to be wacky in Islamorada on Sunday. Thats when the annual Wacky Sports Challenge Sunday returns, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coconut Cove Resort & Marina, mile marker 85. Proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation. Admission is free, but participation in the sports challenge and table rental for artists have fees. Teams competing in the challenge will navigate a unique kayak course, paddle across the resorts paddleboard lagoon, try to avoid the water-balloon burst and participate in a musical ring event. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams. Entry fee for a fivemember team is $125. To register, call Fran Glick at Mariners Hospital at 4341601 or send an e-mail to frang@BaptistHealth.net. For those not athletically inclined, a lineup of bands will provide the entertainment. On the bill are Knotts & Schinella, Chris Miller with John Baxter and Steve Dunlap Sr., Steve Webb with Billy Davidson, Scott Kirby with Dave Edmundson, and Evil Monkeys Rob Arenth and Dunlap. Artists who want to rent a table to display and sell their wares can contact Sheila Konczewski at 434-1020 or sheilak@BaptistHealth.net.Fun games set for Sunday at Coconut CoveISLAMORADACeltic festival taking over parkSome of Americas most celebrated Celtic musical masters are to be featured at the inaugural Florida Keys Celtic Festival set for Jan. 10 and 11 at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. A diverse lineup is planned for the familyfriendly event. According to organizers, performers are to include Scottish headliner Albannach, international group Rathkeltair, West of Galway and Marcille Wallis & Friends with the Tampa Bay Treblemaker Dancers.Also planned is a reunion of Celtic rock pioneers Clan na Gael that was 20 years in the making. In addition, the two-day event features the bagpipes and drums of St. Andrews Pipe Band of Miami and sheep-herding demonstrations from Floridas Asher-Dell Farm.Celtic merchandise, food and beverage booths and childrens activities round out the weekends offerings. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 11. Weekend-long admission for adults is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Those attending receive entry wristbands to be worn throughout the festival. Children age 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.Traditional music to fill Community ParkMARATHON LIVING BRIEFSWednesday lecture focuses on lionfishThe 23rd annual lecture series A Delicate Balance of Nature, sponsored by the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, begins Wednesday with Lionfish: Myths, Mysteries, and Management of an Invasive Predator, to be presented by Lad Akins, director of special projects for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation in Key Largo.Akins is recognized as a leading authority on lionfish and how they are fast becoming the top predator on local reef systems. The session is in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park visitor center, mile marker 102.5 oceanside. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:30. To find out more, call Elena Muratori at 451-1202.Seminar 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 Wednesday 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.Book club talks start on WednesdayThe Friends of the Helen Wadley Library are resuming their monthly Mrs. Wadleys Book Club gatherings. The club meets at 7 p.m. the Islamorada library, mile marker 81.5 bayside. Up for discussion on Wednesday is The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan, followed Feb. 12 with The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and March 12 with The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.Food competition looking for chefsA call has gone out to chefs, restaurants and catering companies to join in the 20th Master Chefs Classic culinary tasting and competition on Jan. 26 at the Westin Resort Pier in Key West to benefit the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens.Chefs should contact Gordon Ross at 294-9526, Ext. 25.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R): 1:30, 4:30,7:30 and 10:30 p.m. 47 Ronin (PG-13): 1:20, 4:20,7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG): 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:40, 4:40 7:40 and 10:25 p.m. American Hustle (R): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Walking with Dinosaurs (PG): 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 3:45, 7:05, and 10:25 p.m. Frozen (PG): 12:50 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 Wolf of Wall Street (R) 2:15, 5:45 and 9:10 p.m. Saving Mr. Banks ( PG-13): 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:20 p.m. Philomena (PG-13): 2:15, 4:25, 6:35 and 8:50 p.m. Nebraska ( R): 2:00 and 6:50 p.m. Dallas Buyers Club (R): 4:30 and 9:15 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 Anchorman 2(PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 Wolf of Wall Street (R) 12:15, 4:00 and 7:45 p.m. Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG): 1:35, 4:20, 7:15 and 9:55 p.m. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:50, 4:35 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 11:55, 3:20 6:45 and 10:10 p.m. American Hustle (R): 12:45, 3:50, 6:55 and 10:00 p.m. Keys Movie Times We have a winnerBINGO! The Winning Musical gives everyone in the audience a chance to win. The show, continuing its run at the Red Barn Theatre at 319 Duval St. in Key West, has a bingo caller (Bob Bowersox) going through the bingo patterns classic, diagonal, picture frame, Lucky 7 just as the rest of the cast runs through its lives as though a caller was plotting their path of love, romance and intrigue. One reviewer described it thusly: Asplashy, zippy, fun ... musical comedy about a colorful group of die-hard bingo players and friends, Vern, Honey and Patsy, whose lives are thrown into a tizzy when a young stranger blows through their bingo hall and makes them confront their past. Ahilarious musical with a tuneful score and outrageously funny book. The show has Vicki Roush leading the cast that includes Jodyrae Geckler, Laurie Breakwell, Camille Toler, Bob Bowersox, Annie Miners and Susannah Wells. The musical numbers flash like the lightning in the storylines storms, producers say. BINGO! runs through Jan. 18, which is a 2 p.m. manatee. The rest of the performances every night from Jan. 7 on are at 8. Tickets are $40 and available at www.redbarn theatre.com, by phone at 296-9911 and from the box office at the theater.Musical brings out the laughsKEY WEST Photo by PETE ARNOWLaurie Breakwell, Bob Bowersox, Camille Toler, Susannah Wells and Annie Miners appear in BINGO! The Winning Musical.Uncorked is all things foodCulinary and how-to cooking events pair the flavorful tastes of two Upper Keys areas during Uncorked: the Key Largo and Islamorada Food and Wine Festival, set for Jan. 9 through Jan. 18. The 10-day food, wine and spirits celebration features 30-plus events to please virtually every palate and budget, spread among several Upper Keys venues with fresh, locally sourced seafood and internationalstyle dishes. The festival kicks off on Jan. 9 with complimentary happy-hour wine tastings with a portfolio of vintages and hors doeuvres as well as a return of the popular Lobsterfest, featuring everywhich-way lobster paired with wines. Theres also the reprise of the Keysversion of the popular television cooking show Chopped, a Beer and Bites craft beer event and a dining experience with the Sauce Boss Bill Wharton, who offers up a unique blend of Cajun music as he prepares his trademark gumbo. New events for 2014 include a lavish Bubbles on the Beach salute to champagne as well as themed cooking classes and gourmet chocolate-crafting classes for kids. The signature Grand Tasting Finale event is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at Islamoradas Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, mile marker 84. Those attending can watch as local chefs from numerous area restaurants prepare dishes to sample, complemented by a grand selection of wines. Live music, cooking, mixology demonstrations and cocktail tastings round out the afternoon. Among those participating in Uncorked is celebrity chef Norman Van Aken, details of whose appearance were still pending. For a complete list of events, venues and ticket prices, go to www.florida keysuncorked.com.10-day event to take over the Upper KeysUPPER KEYSRoss returns to KeysThe Marathon Community Theatre opens 2014 with an intimate evening with Gordon Ross and Friends at 8 p.m. Jan. 10. Returning to the Middle Keys stage for his second season, Lower Keys resident Ross brings an eclectic mix of jazz, rhythm and blues, theatrical and standards that had last years audience tapping their feet and singing along. Im excited to be back in Marathon, Ross said. Musical director Michael Robinson, percussionist Skipper Kripitz and a player join him at the playhouse. Special guests are pianist/singer Bobby Nesbitt and Laura Richardson, making her Florida Keys debut. Tickets are $24. The theater is at 5101 Overseas Highway oceanside. Tickets are also available atwww.marathontheater.org.Call the box office at 743-0994.MARATHON 31st AnnualSaturday, January 18, 2014 9am4pmSAN PEDRO CHURCH GARDENSMile Marker 89.1 US1 Plantation Key, Florida KeysVariety of Live EntertainmentRefreshments Specialty Food BoothsRaffle Artist's Palette of Colorful ArtFree Admission & Shuttle BusParking at Coral Shores High School. Onsite parking $5 donation.NO PARKING ON RIGHT-OF-WAYUS 1305-360-8556 www.ArtUnderTheOaks.com Photo by MIKE MARREROMusical director Michael Robinson, Gordon Ross and percussionist Skipper Kripitz play Marathon on Jan. 10. Prima Trio m akes Keys debutImpromptu Classical Concerts of Key West b egins its 42nd season Jan. 5 with the exciting ensemble Prima Trio, all of whom hail from Eastern Europe. Prima Trio comprises R ussian pianist Anastasia D edik, who was born in t he fabled city of St. P etersburg; string instrum entalist (violin and v iola) Gulia Gurevich, a n ative of Uzbekistan; and clarinetist Boris A llakhverdyan, who is from Baku, Azerbaijan. This is Prima Trios K ey West debut. The performance is at 4 p.m. at t he San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. program includes w orks by Max Bruch (selections from Eight P ieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83); D arius Milhaud (Suite for Clarinet Violin and P iano, Opus 157b); Srul Irving Glick (The Klezmers Wedding); Aram Katchaturian (Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano); Astor Piazzolla(Otono Proteno from Cuatro Estaciones Portenas The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires );and Peter Schickele (Serenade for Three). The New York-based trio says in a prepared statement: Our program is very fun, diverse and includes works from various eras in classical music and beyond. During our performances, Prima Trio strives to reach people who love classical music as well as create a new audience through our love for what we do and a very relatable repertoire. The trio was founded in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Tickets are $20 at the door one hour before the performance by calling 743-2283 or going to www.keystix.com. Students are admitted free.Members hope they reach new audiencesMUSIC
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, January 4, 2014 South Florida Symphony Orchestra2014 Season MASTERWORKS CONCERT SERIES DOUBLE SPEAK AND HIDDEN MEANINGSJanuary 30 February 3, 2014 Liszt: Hamlet: Symphonic Poem No. 10 Christopher Taylor, piano A SUMMONS TO LIFEMarch 27-31, 2014 Zwilich: Shadows for Piano and Orchestra TANTALIZING MUSICAL EXCURSIONS! THE HUMANITY OF MUSIC FOLLOWED BY STARRY NIGHT, ALL IN WHITEJanuary 10-11, 2014 Piano Trio TBA Opus 8 Piano Trio CELLO SPIRITFebruary 22-24, 2014 Arthur Cook, cello PASSION UNLEASHEDMarch 12-15, 2014 Zuill Bailey, cello Natasha Paremski, piano Debussy Sonata Britten Sonata Franck SonataBLUE DOOR STRING SERIES MURDER IN THE CHAMBERMay 4-6, 2014 Bernard Hermann: Echoes Kreutzer Sonata THE GRAND TOURJune 15-17, 2014 A DISTANT SHOREJuly 14-16, 2014 in C Minor Claim Your Seats Today!Subscriptions and Tickets Online at 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 01/03 -THURS.1/9 Wolf of WallStreet (R)12:15; 4:00; 7:45Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG)1:35; 4:20; 7:15; 9:55 *Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug(PG-13)2D 11:55; 6:45; 3D 3:20; 10:10 *; Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG13)1:50; 4:35; 7:20: 10:05 *American Hustle (R)12:45; 3:50; 6:55: 10:00 ** Friday & Saturday onlyImagine this: MittydisappointsThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty, rated PG, 114 minutes, playing nationwide, including in Tavernier and Key West. Based on a 1939 short story by James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the second version of the tale and, while cinematically beautiful, it just doesnt grab viewers and draw them into the story. The original movie from 1947 starred Danny Kaye as a daydreaming book editor who, henpecked and harassed by everyone in his life, escapes by imagining all kinds of heroic and impossible lives for himself. This modern version stars Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum, Tower Heist), who also directs. It co-stars Kristen Wiig, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn and Patton Oswalt. But the film sits squarely on Stillers shoulders, both in his performance and his directing. While his Walter is a dull but likeable character, the film simply fails to make an emotional connection with viewers. Even when hes off on his exciting whirlwind journey, Walter is still an uninteresting man and director Stiller fails to substitute stunningly beautiful landscapes and computergenerated scenery for meaningful character development. The result is that instead of an exciting, heart-stirring conclusion, the film and Walter just sort of fade away. Populated by glaring and annoyingly obvious product placements, Walter Mitty is almost as dull as the lead characters real life. Corporate sponsors appear in most every scene and either Stiller really loves Papa Johns pizza or the company paid a lot o f dough (sorry) to appear in the film. The company is referenced at least three times and the pizza chain is even tied into an important part of Walters back story. And eHarmony is shamelessly featured as a central theme throughout the film, with Oswalt as the friendly eHarmony phone representative. His many conversations with Walter seem to imply that all a lonely online subscriber needs to do to get some action is add some world travel to his or her website profile. Wiig (Bridesmaids, Paul) is her usual charming self as Walters love interest Cheryl, and gives the character a tender vulnerability. But theres no real spark between her and Walter and their tepid relationship never gets off the ground. Viewers may be hard pressed to care whether they get together or not. MacLaine (Bernie, Rumor Has It) is excellent as Walters mom Edna, and shows how later in her career, MacLaine has perfected the seemingly tough lady hiding a soft heart behind a crusty facade. Penn (Gangster Squad, The Tree o f Life) has the craggy face and grizzled look thats perfect for the part of the world-wandering photographer and he makes acting look effortless. Hahn (Were the Millers, Afternoon Delight) has a throwaway role as Odessa Mitty but makes the most of what little screen time she has. The big disappointment in the cast is Adam Scott (Friends with Kids, The Aviator) as Ted Hendricks, the hatchet man brought in to oversee the digitization of the publication that everyone works for and to fire any staff not needed. He takes his snarky, unlikable character beyond reality and makes Hendricks an unbelievable, totally ridiculous buffoon. Few will identify with the character and rather than hate Hendricks, most in the audience will simply laugh at Scotts unrealistic portrayal of him. Except for Scott, the cast is excellent for the most part, and the wonderful cinematography will have viewers longing to visit the exotic locales featured in the film. But the weak story about a lifeless character, on a quest for something thats not really important, dealing with a growing relationship that has no romantic heat, will probably doom The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to the musty, dusty shelves o f everyones film library.Cast is good, but the telling is just lameMOVIE REVIEW Ben Stiller stars in and directed Walter Mitty.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 812879 NOTICE OF ACTION SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR THE COUNTY OF MONROE CASE NO. 2013CC90M MARK T. BENTON, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN PERSONS, NATURAL OR OTHERWISE, WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS XXX, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSE(S), HEIR(S), DEVISEE(S), GRANTEE(S), JUDGMENT CREDITOR, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR QUIET TITLE TO: UNKNOWN PERSONS, NATURAL OR OTHERWISE, WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY IN UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSE(S), HEIR(S), DEVISEE(S), GRANTEE(S), JUDGMENT CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following personal property in Monroe County, Florida: Tandem axle boat trailer, gross vehicle weight 5,000 pounds, model # AAL20-22T; Vehicle ID #: 40ZBA2213P099245, manufactured by R&R Unlimited on November 4, 2002. has been filed against unknown persons, natural or otherwise, their unknown spouse(s), heir(s), devisee(s), grantee(s), judgment creditors, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against them and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff: Mark T. Benton 301 9th Street Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 on or before January (month), 13th (day), 2014 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint to Quiet Title. Dated: December 9, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk DATED this 29th day of November, 2013. Mark T. Benton Published December 14, 21, 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 821680 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 14th 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: Lots 5, 6 and 7, Block 1, Revised Plat of Riviera Village, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 80, of the Public Records of Monroe, County, Florida. commonly known as 105045 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 ( the "Pro p ert y ) (py) Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORIDA, INC, Plaintiff VS. MODEH ANI, LLC; PITA ETC USA CORP; BILL FERNS; FREDA HADID-FERNS; VALLARTA MEXICAN SEAFOOD; CHENEY BROS., INC; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; GLORBAL RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES, INC; UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA-000746-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 25th day of NOVEMBER, 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 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 821684 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 4 day of February, 2014 at 11:00 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, 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 properties situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Private Dwelling No. PC-95A, in PUMPKIN CAY CONDOMINIUM NO. 10, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 577, at Page 77, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida Property Address: 95 Snapper Lane, Unit A Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-36 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-36, Plaintiff, vs. PETER SILVERMAN; SANDRA SILVERMAN; et al. Defendant(s). PUMPKIN CAY CONDOMINIUM A PARTMENTS NO. 10, INC. Cross-Plaintiff, vs. PETER SILVERMAN; SANDRA SILVERMAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. AND JOHN DOE, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION, Cross-Defendants. A nd the Docket Number of which is No.: 12-CA-1375-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 9 day of December, 2013. A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the sur p lus from the sale, if p any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud Law Group 9100 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 400 Miami, FL 33156 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Published December 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 823503 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2013527 ATHLETIC FIELD MAINTENANCE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING January 13, 2014 8:00 A.M. Key Largo School, 104801 O/S Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 BID OPENING January 28, 2014 10:00 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published January 4, 8, 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 827897 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING/INTERVIEWS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014528 Workers Compensation & 3rd Party Liability Claims Administrative Services BID OPENING January 27, 2014 2:00 P.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 INTERVIEWS February 3, 2014 Beginning at 9 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published January 4, 8, 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 830843 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 13-CA-000479-P JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY BRUCE DOUGLAS CLARKE, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 21, 2013, and entered in Case No.13-CA000479-P of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, is Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY BRUCE DOUGLAS CLARKE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the MONROE County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 15 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 17, Block 1, SUNSET POINT, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 81 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Tavernier, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 25th day of November, 2013. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Gwen Douglass As Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published December 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 831150 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk Ad-Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January 2014, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Followin g described g property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: On The Island of Key West, And Known On William A. Whiteheads Map Of Said Island Delineated In February, A.D. 1829, As A Part Of Tract Twenty-Nine (29), But More Particularly Described By Metes And Bounds As Follows: Commencing At A Point On The Southeasterly Side Of Flagler Avenue Eleven Hundred Ninety-Seven (1197) Feet Distant Northeasterly From The Intersection Of The Southeasterly Side Of Flagler Avenue And The Northeasterly Side Of The Original Property Line Of White Street, Thence Run In A Southeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 90 Degrees 03 To The Right, A Distance Of One Hundred Seventy-Six Feet; Thence In A Northeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 90 Degrees 3 To The Left A Distance Of Three Hundred (300) Feet And Establish A Point of Beginning On Johnson Street; Thence Run In A Northwesterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 89 Degrees 57 To The Left, A Distance of Eighty-Eight (88) Feet; Thence In A Northeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 89 Degrees 57 To The Right, A Distance Of Sixty-Three (63) Feet; Thence In A Southeasterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 90 Degrees 03 To The Right A Distance Of Eighty-Eight (88) Feet; Thence In A Southwesterly Direction Along A Deflected Angle Of 89 Degrees 57 To The Right A Distance Of Sixty-Three (63) Feet Back To The Point of Beginning. also known as: 1525 JOHNSON ST.; KEY WEST, FL 33040 Pursuant to CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND REFORMATION OF DEED entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ING BANK, FSB Plaintiff VS. SUSAN ROSTEIN, et.al Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2010-CA-717-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of December 2013 A my Heavilin, Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming as 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 28, 2013; January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 836128 MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS DAC I will meet on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. DAC II will meet on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce in Big Pine Key. DAC III will meet on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. DAC IV will meet on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. DAC V will meet on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. All DAC meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 842900 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/15/2014 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final JN1CA31D7YT506211 2000 NISSAN Published January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 842930 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/17/2014, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. L8YTCBPM28Y076388 2008 SHNK Published January 4, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! Chapter705,FloridaStatutes,thefollowinglistofdescribed propertyisbeingheldbyMonroeCountySheriffsOfce. TheseitemsmaybeinspectedJanuary6endingJanuary 31,2014atMonroeCountySheriffsOfce500Whitehead StreetOldJail,KeyWest,Florida33040.Pleasecalltomake arrangementsforviewing305-292-7144assomeoftheseitems arestoredatdifferentlocations. Anypersonholdingavalidclaimasownerornderwhohave properproofofownershipmustmaketheirclaiminwritingto theaddresslistedbelow.Anyclaimantmaybeassessedstorage andadvertisementfees. Anypropertynotclaimedduringthistimeperiodwillrevert ownershiptotheSheriffofMonroeCountytobeused,soldor donatedaspursuanttotheprovisionsofChapter705,Florida Statutes. RichardA.Ramsay SheriffofMonroeCounty By:DianaODell Property/EvidenceDivision P.O.Box6530 KeyWest,FL.33040 305-292-7144PUBLICNOTICEGraymetalsafe 1. Divemask,sunglasses,speargun,Kayakoar,gas 2. barbeque,Shimanoshrodandreel,StellerLite shingrodandreel,Quantumshingrodand reel,uorescentlantern,dacorns,wetsuit,gas container,assortedphonechargers,whitepooloat, assortDVDs,gaff,menwatch,assortedspoons, batterycharger. Evinrude9.9hpoutboardmotor 3. BackpackwithclothingandcashforMylovaKireyev 4.PublishedKeynoter1-4-14&1-11-14 CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551 CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, January 4, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551ANNUAL YARD SALE @ Galway Bay MHP, 1361 O/S Highway, Marathon. Sat., Jan 5th, 8AM 12 PM. Lots of various items. MM58 Grassy Key, Sat & Sun Neighborhood & estate sale Guns, knives, ammo, fishing tackle, boating equip, hunting, nautical, large quantity tools, clothing, dolls, furniture, antiques, large generator, Cessna link airplane trainer 57733 Morton St. See craigslist for more 849-4113 MOVING SALE MM 97.4 O/S Top of the line stereo eqpt (Techniques) w/marble top Empire speakers. Bar stools, book cases, etc. Exc cond! Fri & Sat, 9-5 or call for details 852-9392 17 Poisonwood Rd PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. OCEANFRONT w/ 400 foot deep water dock, 2 boat lifts, & davits. Swimming pool, on 1.5 acre. 800 feet secluded driveway, tropical palm trees, native plants & more!! 4 BR / 3 BA, concrete house w/ metal roof in Islamorada. Bayview Properties, Sherry Zwerdling Realtor $ell (305) 664-6551 OPEN HOUSE, Sun, 1-3 #9 Sombrero Blvd., unit #211, Marathon, "Island Club Condos". Lynn Goodwin, KCB Realty Inc. 305-923-9487KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841MARATHON 1100 sf. 2 BR, 5 BA, new kitchen & bath. All tiled. Dock, 60 free flowing canal w/HD davits. $265,000. 305-849-0507 AtlanticViewLotMM53 60x 1103rdStKeyColonyBeach OceanView.Buildnow! $199,000440-503-4273 email@example.comCANAL 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 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2,350/mo. 786-258-3127TAVERNIERSEASONAL RENTAL MM92,CANAL VIEW2/1.5,QUIET,CLOSE TOEVERYTHING954-2885570$2,000954-288-5570 firstname.lastname@example.orgMarathon 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. 305-731-9591MM 90 waterfront w/ 40 dock Upstairs unfurn 2BR, 2BA with office. Cent air & heat. $1500 + utils. 305-522-6789 MARATHON 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA Unfurnished condo. $1500/mo. F/L/S. Call Barbara McKee CBSRE 305-289-6499 Executive Bay Club MM 87.2 2 BR, 2 BA townhouse. Unfurn. Pool, beach & tennis! Yearly rental. No pets. Call 1-305-495-8955 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Everything included! 786-258-3127 Marathon Luxury 1br, 1.5ba 12th floor, furnished unit in Bonefish Towers. Avail March 1, 2014 Feb 2015 monthly only. $2200/mo. 732-233-5320 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 MM 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 COMMERCIAL SPACE Key Largo ~Warehouse $500 15X28 WITH BATH ~Large Office $500 15X28 WITH BATH Call (305) 522-6598 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.OFFICE SPACE MM 98 Small office 10x15 $275 per mo. AC Space 10x15 $275 per mo. Call ( 305) 522-6598 RetailorOfficespaceonBig PineKey Locationwith highwayexposureatMM31 ContactMartyemail@example.comCentennial 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 Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. BOAT YARD: General & mechanical maintenance, fiberglass & gel coat repairs. Must have drivers license. Marathon area. 305-434-5473 CARPENTER/HELPER Must have transportation, tools and a valid drivers license. Marathon area. Call 289-8331 HOUSEKEEPERS Marathon. Saturdays. Seasonal welcome Call 305-743-8446 NEED RELIABLE appliance delivery & installation / service tech. trainee. Clean driving record a must! Call (305) 664-3662. NOTICEOFINTENTTOUSEUNIFORMMETHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD V ALOREM ASSESSMENTS TheBoardofCountyCommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida("theCounty")herebyprovides notice,pursuanttoSection197.3632(3)(a),FloridaStatutes,ofitsintenttousetheuniformmethod ofcollectingnon-advaloremspecialassessments,forthecostofprovidingcertainwastewatercapitalimprovementsandconnections,tobeleviedwithintheunincorporatedareaofMonroeCounty encompassingthe StockIsland,KeyHaven,BigCoppitt,LowerSugarloafthroughBigPine Key,NoNameKey,LongKey,DuckKey(excludingIndiesIslands)andthree(3)parcelson BocaChica:RE#122870-000000,122880-000000and122890-000000forthefiscalyear beginningonOctober1,2014 andcontinuingeachyearuntildiscontinuedbytheCounty.The Countywillconsidertheadoptionofaresolutionelectingtousetheuniformmethodofcollecting suchassessmentsauthorizedbySection197.3632,FloridaStatutes,a tapublichearingtobeheld at3:00p.m.onJanuary16,2014intheCommissionChambers,HarveyGovernmentCenter, 1200TrumanAvenue,KeyWest,FL. Suchresolutionwillstatetheneedforthelevyandwill containalegaldescriptionoftheboundariesoftherealpropertysubjecttothelevy.Allinterested personsareinvitedtoattend. PursuanttoSection286.0105,FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiventhatifapersondecidestoappealany decisionmadebytheBoardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuchhearingsormeetings,he willneedarecordoftheproceedings,andthat,forsuchpurpose,hemayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceupon whichtheappealistobebased. ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsspecialaccommodationsin ordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,pleasecontacttheCountyAdministrator'sOffice,byphoning(305)292-4441,betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5)calendardays priortothescheduledmeeting;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis11 th dayofDecember,2013. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, January 4, 2014* Fishing the Florida Keys we can find beautiful blue waters with ferocious fighters such as dolphin, sailfish, marlin, kingfish, and wahoo, or anchor just off the reefs for bottom huggers such as grouper and snapper. Our fleet of deep sea fishing boats can accommodate groups of up to six people.Tarpon Creek Marina | MM 53.5 email@example.com 305.289.1332 Im not sure when I met any of them for the first time. It seems as if Ive known them forever, or maybe I have been around people like them from the beginning. But I am sure of the memorable moments listening to their stories, gazing over recent catch photos or just laughing at some of the good-ol-boy e-mails and texts Ive received over the years. Their names are Corey Brindisi, Dave Eaken and Greg Oropeza. They are all great fishermen with an extra dose of talent and enthusiasm for adventure. On a recent two-day fishing charter in the Dry Tortugas, it was getting late on the first day and it was time to make our way to Fort Jefferson for the evening tour. Coming into the main harbor, it was clear the buoy-tender vessel was taking up the entire main dock, so the beach dock would have to do. I pointed the bow of the Premium Time toward the two finger piers closest to the old landing pilings and slowly closed the gap. The slips were already full with center-console boats belonging to the camping crowd that was there for the weekend. As I made contact with the starboard bow piling, my deckhand jumped over the bow rail to tie off the bow line. Thats when I saw it a 24-foot T-Craft center console that had to have been close to 40 years old. Next to the T-Craft was a 36foot Invincible. Then it dawned on me: We were there during the annual University of Florida Gators alumni weekend at Fort Jefferson. Oropeza greeted me and then I noticed Brindisi and Eaken on the T-Craft. They were there for the evening, too. I knew the weather was going to puff up and asked Dave and Corey if they realized it. Seventy miles to the west of Key West in a 24-foot flat-bottom boat with a single outboard motor was going to make for a tough ride back into the 15to 20-knot east wind. They looked at each other, cranked up the music and nodded their heads in unison. Sure enough, they made it back, albeit both were three inches shorter and suffering from slinky spine. On to Christmas 2013 in Key West, the perfect type of day to spend time close to friends and family, especially with 20to 25-knots of wind and rain. Not much temptation to get out on the water in those conditions. That is what normal people would do, but not these good ol boys; they went fishing with their good friend Dale Bittner. Said Corey: Merry Freakin Christ mas! Blowing a solid 20, rain, and not a lick of sunshine. One of the most wideopen tuna bites I have ever seen out of Key West! Epic! Dave chimes in: Have you ever seen a Key West attorney (Greg) gaff a 20-pound tuna while a 300-pound shark is mid-air trying to swallow it whole? I have! Along with the text came numerous pictures of the boys dressed up in bubba gear and Stock Island slippers surrounded by some of the fattest blackfin tuna of the year. On the water with the good ol boys what a day. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Key West trio fights weather to fight the fishMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact:Christmas 2013 in Key West, the perfect type of day to spend time close to friends and family, especially with 20to 25-knots of wind and rain.Nothing holds back these good ol boys The boys scored big on this fishing trip. Showing the catch are Dale Bittner (above left), Greg Oropeza (above right) and Dave Eaken.