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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .8B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 4 25 CENTS Rakovs rideAn Upper Keys doctor is riding his bicycle cross-country to raise money for the Mariners Hospital Foundation. Story, 3B Conchs squeak by CanesThe soccer Conchs of Key West gain some revenge as they shut out Coral Shores High. Story, 1B Photo by DAVID GOODHUEAbout 60 military veterans who were wounded during their service took part in the annual Soldier Ride on U.S. 1 on Friday. They started at Coral Shores High School (above), made their way through Tavernier and Marathon (top and right), and will complete their journey today in Key West. Its a program of the Wounded Warrior Project. For more photos, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.THE SOLDIER RIDE Even scientists stumped by quakeEven seasoned scientists were surprised by a rare 5.1magnitude earthquake that struck Thursday afternoon off the northern coast of Cuba, rattling residents on both sides of the Florida Straits, including in Key West and Marathon.There is no question that it is unusual where it hit, said Timothy Dixon, a University of South Florida geophysics professor and earthquake expert. I have no clue why this earthquake happened. John Bellini, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Surveys National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., echoed that. Asked what the odds of another such event are, he said, Thatd be predicting and you cant predict earthquakes. Dixon said the earthquake, centered about 112 miles east of Havana in coastal waters, happened about 300 miles from a major fault line between southern Cuba and Hispaniola. It was at 3:58 p.m.Scientists are definitely going to be looking at this one, he said. Earthquakes happen periodically in Cuba, but in the south. Bellini said the area around the epicenter is not on a plate boundary or in an active plate area. We were surprised to see it. The earthquake was not strong enough to cause serious damage, but people reported feeling its effects across the Florida Keys and as far north as Cape Coral inTHE CUBA EARTHQUAKE AND THE KEYSThursday jolt off Cubas northern coast felt momentarily in the KeysBy SEAN KINNEY, LARRY KAHN and CARLI TEPROFFskinney@keynoter.comLobster law may increase time in jailSo-called lobster mobsters cold face higher fines and longer jail sentences under bills filed for review during the upcoming 2014 Florida Legislature. The bottom line is increasing penalties for those caught poaching large quantities of lobster, and making penalties more severe for each repeat offense, said state Rep. Holly Raschien (R-Monroe County), sponsor of House Bill 47. Florida Keys prosecutors and commercial fishermen voiced their concern to her about state law that doesnt draw much distinction between a vacationer taking three undersized lobster and an organized ring poaching 300, Raschien said Friday. Jail time for major lobster mobsters and other major violators could be increased to a year under the pending bills. The stiffest penalty now is six months behind bars.This specifically targets the most egregious offenses, like those guys found with 300 out-of-season tails, Raschein said. There are not that many of them but it is an issue.Monroe County State Attorney Catherine Vogel consulted with Raschien on the bill. Weve had cases where we had to treat people who poached hundreds of lobster nearly the same as somebody who took one, Vogel said. We want to be able to differentiate between them. In a Lower Keys case from last August, five Missouri men were found with 249 lobster over their recreational limit. Those cases are still pending. People thought we filed multiple counts against them, Vogel said. We could only charge them with one misdemeanor. Thats fundamentally unfair but thats the way the law is written, Vogel said. Under Raschiens HB 47 and a Florida Senate companion bill (SB 194) filed by Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clear water), each illegally taken lobster or stone crab could be prosecuted as a separateRaschien, Vogel work on bill for LegislatureLAW ENFORCEMENTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comEast Islamorada: Deadliest in KeysNot too many people are aware of a place called East Islamorada, but according to the Florida Department of Health, it is the deadliest place in the Keys. East Islamorada is what the U.S. Census Bureau calls an area from about mile marker 86 to around mile marker 91 in the four-island village of Islamorada. There are more deaths on average in that area than in any of the other 24 Census tracts in Monroe County, said Alison Morales, health education director for the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County.The Department of Health is seeking up to $53,000 from Islamorada to fund a study to find out what makes the area so dangerous to the public health. Part of the study will be to interview 351 Islamorada residents to get their opinion of the DOH assessment.The DOH conducted a similar study in Bahama Village in Key West in 2012. As a result, the low-income neighborhood was able to obtain more than $1 million in grants to renovate playgrounds and a gym in an effort to improve the health of its children.East Islamorada has an older, more affluent population than Bahama Village, so the health issues identified are likely to be quite different.Morales told the fivemember Village Council Thursday night that between 2006 and 2010, 247 people died of various causes in East Islamorada. The death rate is 12.2 per 1,000 people, Morales said.Mayor Ted Blackburn is concerned about the rate since about 4,000 of the roughly 6,200 people in the village live in East Islamorada.Although the study will determine more specific reasons for the high death rate, Morales said the Health Department already knows there is a high instance of liver, heart and lung disease in the area.Mary Vanden Brook, admin istrative services director for the DOH in Monroe County, said there is a strong possibility the disease rate is at least partially related to the 700 liquor licenses in the Keys.Drinking is part of ourDOH hoping to study high mortality rateBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comPUBLIC HEALTHCampfire caused wildlife refuge blazeIt appears a very large and inexpensive bottle of vodka played a part in a brush fire in the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key Tuesday night.Refuge Manager Nancy Finley said investigators found the bottle at a makeshift campsite where the fire originated. There were also truck tire tracks leading to and away from the site.It was a cold night and the best explanation was it was a campfire that got away, Finley said. Any time of year, any conditions, the vegetation in this area is pretty volatile and you should be conscious of that.Finley said the fire burned about half an acre of land and according to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, caused one home to be evacuated and Key Deer Boulevard to be shut down for more than two hours.Deputies and Monroe County firefighters responded to the fire, which was north of Wildwood Lane,Vodka bottle found at site where it begunBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBIG PINE KEYSee Fire, 2ASee Health, 2ASee Lobster, 2ASee Quake, 2A Photo courtesy DEPUTY BRADFORD COLENThe fire burns Tuesday night on Big Pine. Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY


As visitors arrive for the annual winter season in the Florida Keys, so increases the number of reported vacation-rental violations.The actual number of [unapproved] vacation rentals is pretty constant, said Ronda Norman, director of Monroe County Code Compliance.This time of year brings an increase in occupancy, she said, which means more complaints from neighbors and more evidence. It brings to light [illegal rentals] in addition to the ones we already know about.Monroe County compliance officer Teri Rumberger, who focuses exclusively on unapproved short-term rentals in unincorporated residential areas, is working 221 open cases, Norman said.We see hundreds, literally hundreds, advertised online, Norman said. We typically dont cite them for advertising because they just take the ad down. We wait for something more substantial to move on. Complaints from aggrieved neighbors help identify unapproved vacation-rental homes that inspectors discover online, Norman said. The [property] owners dont usually post the actual address, so short of driving up and down streets trying to match the [advertising] photos, we benefit from information provided to us, Norman said.The unincorporated county has only about three dozen homes fully licensed and permitted to do vacation rentals of less than 30 days in residentially zoned neighborhoods.There arent very many places where the zoning allows it, Norman said.Gated communities and condominiums have more leeway to craft their own rules.In Key West, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean, said code officers are seeing about the average number of transient rental complaints that we see at this time of year. They usually go up in season, Crean said. Most of the complaints we receive are between now and April. Islamorada got two new vacation-rental cases in December, with two others in the code-enforcement process, Building Department director Gerry Albertson said. We had about 20 to 30 more come into compliance after the village added a code-enforcement officer who targets illegal vacation rentals, Albertson said. Many winter visitors coming to Islamorada rent for more than a month, which is outside the vacation-rental definition, he said. Some of these places are rented out months or even years in advance, Albertson said. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, January 11, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8371 SUN.7970 MON.8172 TUES.7772 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherThe Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:South Beach, Key West.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSUV takes out signs, lines, poleA Xenia, Ohio, man was given two tickets Thursday after crashing his sport utility vehicle in Islamorada and taking out two traffic signs and a utility pole in the process.Timothy Fielding, 34, was driving a 2014 Nissan SUV northbound on U.S. 1 at mile marker 74.5 around 10:25 p.m. when for an unknown reason, he veered left, crossing over the center line and into the southbound lane of travel, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He drove onto the left grassy shoulder and the front of the Nissan struck a wooden utility poll, knocking it down with a power line, across Gulf View Drive. The SUV then rotated at least one time 360 degrees counterclockwise with an unknown portion of the auto striking a stop sign and another street sign, knocking them down, too.The SUV then again crossed both U.S. 1 southbound and northbound lanes and ended up in the northbound U.S. 1 shoulder. Fielding was given a ticket for failure to maintain his lane and not having a child restraint for one of his passengers. Outdoor Resorts #292 Long KeyUnit #292 in Outdoor Resorts JUST SOLD! For all your real estate needs, call us today! Marcie Wammack REALTOR(305) 304-5300 or (305) 743-6959 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Open 7 Days A Week Southwest Floridas. Unbelievable, said Shelia Cullen, assistant retail manager at the Custom House Museum in Key West. It scared the crap out of everyone on the third floor. We have stuff everywhere up here, and a huge decorative vase was rocking back and forth. Thursdays earthquake was the sixth known earthquake between 3.0 and 5.6 magnitude recorded within 125 miles of the Keys in the past 75 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Lucky for the Keys, the U.S. National Weather Service said there was no tsunami danger. Still, nerves were rattled by the moving earth.Lisa Macolm, whose husband Corey works across the street from the Custom House at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, said, My husband felt it at work but I never felt a thing.Sean Hayes, who also works in Old Town at Engage Communications, said the office computer monitors shook back and forth. We went back and looked at the cameras and you can see everybody just kind of look up at each other.After about 20 or 30 minutes, I figured there wasnt going to be a tsunami.Gene Kibbe, who lives in a condo bordering Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, reported his multi-story concrete building shook. My wife and I were just sitting and she said, did you feel that, Kibbe said. In Bonita Springs on Floridas west coast, resident Steve Dicarlo told the Naples Daily News he felt movement in his sixth-floor condo unit.I looked up and the blinds on my window were shaking back and forth, he said. The kitchen lamp, which is hanging on a chain, was swaying back and forth.Bellini, the Coloradobased geophysicist, agreed that reports indicate a more noticeable effect on Floridas west coast than closer to the quake in the Keys or Miami. Weve noticed that. It could have something to do with the orientation of the fault, he said, noting that Florida has varying geologic properties on the east and west coasts. In Old Havana, the quake was felt clearly by workers in two six-floor buildings that were temporarily evacuated. It appeared to last around 30 seconds, according to the Associated Press. Sandor Polo, a 31-yearold waiter, said he was delivering food to a thirdfloor office when boxes suddenly began to move and workers started yelling, the AP reported. I got dizzy, Polo said, adding that hes never felt anything like it in his life. Everything was moving, Nuria Oquendo, a 44year-old office assistant who was on the sixth floor of a neighboring building, told the AP. You could really feel it, very clear, very defined. Cuba is not as known for seismic activity as other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. Just four years ago, for instance, Haiti was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people. Bellini said the Haiti earthquake was much further away, more than 700 miles, from Key West and along a different fault line, which explains why that much stronger quake wasnt felt in Monroe County. But a number of significant quakes have hit Cuba over the years, including one in 1932 that killed eight people and damaged 80 percent of the buildings in the eastern city of Santiago, according to USGS records.City of Key West spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the police station there received a few calls but no reports of any impacts.Such a quake is rareFrom Quake, 1Aaround 5:50 p.m.Fire hoses had to be stretched across Key Deer Boulevard from the Eden Pines fire station to Wildwood Lane so firefighters could fight the fire. That caused the road to be blocked to traffic. The area burning was primarily wooded, and was reported to be mostly federal property. One home close to the fire was evacuated and others who live nearby were notified so they could prepare to evacuate if necessary. It wasnt. The fire was extinguished and the road opened by 8 p.m. This is why the refuge is so focused on doing prescribed fires, so we can avoid any kind of catastrophic event that might happen, Finley said. Prescribed burns, as theyre known, are planned burns that have ecological benefits and remove potential fuel, or vegetation, from nearby homes. Those fires are controlled by trained professionals, not campers sharing a bottle of cheap vodka. Things got out of hand, Finley said. It could have had really detrimental effects. Finley said the wind dying down and wet conditions helped firefighters get the blaze under control. It rained .6 inches on the weekend before and during the fire there was a light, misty rain, she said.Fire out of handFrom Fire, 1A heritage and our mystique and all that, but were paying the cost, she said.The Village Council didnt vote to approve the money but it will likely do so at its Jan. 23 meeting. So far, its expected to get approval.At least $10,000 will likely come from a grant the village is likely to soon receive, said Village Manager Ed Koconis.Councilman David Purdo wants the DOH to look into whether the high death rate has anything to do with ground pollution on certain lots in the village. After ticking off a list of names of charter boat captains who have been diagnosed with cancer, Purdo said he fully supports the study.I dont mind spending that kind of money to save someones like if we can, he said.Grant expectedFrom Health, 1A misdemeanor. Frankly, Id like to see those poaching more than 100 be charged with a felony, Vogel said, but this is the best we could do in this session. Hopefully the fact that they might spend more time in jail and pay higher fines would convince poachers not to commit the crime, Raschien said.Were trying to protect our lobster fishermen and one of Monroe Countys biggest industries, Vogel said. We want to be sure we have the commercial-fishing industry well into the future.The bills are being supported by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association and statewide commercial fishing groups, along with the Florida Prosecut ing Attorneys Association.To be very clear, we are not trying to make things harder for our local commercial guys, Raschien said. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.Bill has supportFrom Lobster, 1A Three get prison for stolen gunsThree Key West men were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for stealing guns from a recreational vehicle on Stock Island last year.The U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami says District Court Judge Lawrence King sentenced William Ray, 45, to 15 years. Amado Cardenas, 47, got 14.2 years. Jermaine Roberts, 34, received 9.2 years.All had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Patrick Stickney, 43, also of Key West, who had pleaded to the same thing, is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 19. According to an indict-ment handed down by a federal grand jury in April 2013, all conspired to obtain, possess and sell the guns, including a Marlin .444-caliber rifle, Marlin .44-magnum caliber rifle, Marlin .4570-caliber rifle, Marlin .450caliber rifle, Ruger .22-caliber rifle, Browning .338caliber rifle and Mossberg shotgun. They also had 835 rounds of ammunition.They were arrested with the use of a confidential informant. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms participated in the arrests.Fourth set for sentencingCRIME FRONTKeynoter StaffNo change for Goliath grouperWith too little information on one of Floridas biggest fish, a panel meeting this week to address Goliath grouper laws rejected calls to change existing no-take laws.Even allowing anglers or spearfishermen to have a limited take of 400 to 800 Goliath grouper likely would not reveal any needed details of the species, members of the Goliath Grouper Joint Steering Committee said Wednesday at the Hilton Key Largo.If you give out 400 tags or whatever, everybody is going to catch or shoot the biggest one they can so they can take a picture of themselves with it, said Roy Williams, a Florida member on the federal Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.Thats not going to be helpful for researchers, Williams said. Its just a mortality event.The Goliath grouper committee comprises members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and staffers with the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and both federal councils.State and federal fishery managers have been getting pressure from anglers and spearfishers to lift a no-harvest moratorium on Goliath grouper (formerly known as jewfish) in place since 1990. Goliath grouper in South Florida have increased to the point that the massive fish can be a nuisance, some contend.But efforts to scientifically assess the overall Goliath population, particularly abundance within various age groups, have been problematic.An extensive study on Goliath grouper was completed shortly before the record January 2010 cold snap, which some estimates say may have killed 90 percent of the species juveniles.The study then was rejected by science reviewers as insufficient for rulemaking purposes.We do have some serious gaps in information, Luiz Barbieri, chief marine researcher for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the panel.He cited unknowns about fish mortality, reproductive output and species demographics as key areas that require more study. There also is the issue of possible mercury contamination in the massive fish. If we have a high uncertainty [in making a population assessment], the more risk there is in making a decision that may not be what we want to do, Barbieri said. Its like driving in fog; you might have to slow down. Gulf Council member John Sanchez, a former Florida Keys commercialfishing executive, made a motion to endorse a small harvest of Goliath grouper in areas where they have become abundant. My motivation is simply to have a recreational opportunity to catch some of these jewfish and give something back to the fishermen, he said. Sanchezs motion died without a second.Staff from both federal councils and the FWC said that given budget restraints, doing a full population assessment on Goliath grouper may not happen soon.For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.Experts say not enough info knownOUR FISHERIESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comVacation-rental cases on the riseNeighbors help government ID likely violatorsCODE COMPLIANCEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551


Key West Police Chief Donie Lee assured Old Town residents in a Wednesday meeting that his department is doing everything possible to address a spike in burglaries in the neighborhood surrounding the Key West Cemetery.Previously, the Police Department hadnt quantified the number of break-ins but at Wednesdays meeting at the city Ferry Terminal, Lee presented stats: 40 burglaries from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15 in the area bounded by Eaton Street, Truman Avenue, Simonton Street and Eisenhower Drive.Department spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the figure represents a noticeable spike. We didnt compare it to other parts of the city. There are burglaries that occur all over but this is a spike.More than 100 people attended the session and victims like Sandra Duffy found her experience with the police lacking. In December Duffy, who lives on Angela Street, slept while someone apparently entered her home and stole her iPhone from a shelf next to her bed. She told Lee that because Internet-connected devices seem to be a common theft item, your officers should be better prepared to use technology like the popular Find My iPhone application to help victims. Another cemetery-area resident asked Lee how they should react if they encounter a burglar in their home. The most important thing to do is call 911, the chief said. If you can, I think you should retreat. Thats a whole debate. Its safer for you. If you cant retreat, you need to do what you have to do to defend yourself. No one has been attacked.Community Affairs Officer Steve Torrence suggested putting together a neighborhood watch group with an eye on monitoring the area for out-ofcharacter activity like old fashioned Key West, where you know who was supposed to be there.Interested residents have started a Facebook page to share information and organize efforts. Crean has started using that social media website, and a more formal email distribution list, to keep residents informed about arrests in the area. For instance, on Friday she apprised the group that on Thursday around 8 p.m., police arrested 32-year-old James McGruder for trespassing after Officer Kristopher Bouvier saw McGruder crawl under the locked gate at the cemetery, Crean said. A warrant check revealed he was wanted for dealing in stolen property and pawn fraud. McGruder said he was a medium and was there just to speak to dead people, Crean said. Saturday, January 11, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com SPONSORS Susan and Gary Ellis Pasta Pantaleo Galleries Mangrove Mike's Keys Sanitary Service Rex Air Remedy's Nutrition Cheeca Lodge and SpaSPONSORS Riva Motorsports South Geuther Family Lobster Trap Gifts Shell World Skip Bradeen's "Blue Chip Too" RH Trucking-St. Paul, Mn. 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MM 47.5 Marathon, FL305-743-4481www.7-Mile-Grill.com Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence! Lee: 40 break-ins near cemeteryNo breaks yet in Old Town burglary spreeBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYKey West Police Chief Donie Lee addressed a large group of concerned Old Town residents who live in the neighborhood around the Key West Cemetery, which saw 40 home burglaries from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15.City Council still mum on HernstadtThe Marathon City Council apparently wont discuss the elephant in the room Tuesday during its scheduled 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Marathon Government Center.Polled Friday, council members said they do not plan to broach the topic of City Manager Roger Hernstadts Monday interviews for the same position with Marco Island. Hes one of two finalists slated to interview for the job. I dont want to discuss anything to do with Rogers contract whatsoever until such time as we see the outcome of what might happen in Marco, Mayor Dick Ramsay said. But Ramsay did say, as he has in the past, that he would not vote in favor of a contract extension or pay raise should Hernstadt request one. He said its not appropriate to address those issues on a contract that doesnt expire until June 2015. My gut reaction is if the council wants to look at this issue, it should be looked at six months from now, a year before his contract comes due, Ramsay said. Roger has been rewarded by the citizens of Marathon and the council for his effort. Hes one of the highest paid individuals in Monroe County. Councilman Mark Senmartin also wont discuss Hernstadts contract, and called it obvious [Hernstadt is] bringing it into the spotlight to secure an extension or raise or both. Its not the decision of this council whether he gets an extension. In 10 months, there will be a new council and there could be three new people up there. Its their decision, not ours, Senmartin said.Vice Mayor Chris Bull said Hernstadt is more than adequately compensated; his $145,000 annual salary, plus benefits, amounts to more than $200,000. There is also a golden parachute clause in Hernstadts contract to pay his full salary and benefits for six months should he be fired.At this point, just let it play out. All things being equal, hed like to stay, but the job by its nature is not a permanent thing. Hes going to go through with the interview and if he gets a job, see what kind of offer theyre going to give him, Bull said. The second meeting of the month is an appropriate time for us to have a discussion. We have some time, he added. Its not like theyre going to give him a contract on Tuesday and say, Sign here. Councilwoman Ginger Snead has publicly supported Hernstadt, but said she does not plan to bring up his contract Tuesday. If theres not going to be a consensus, then theres no point, she said. If Rich and I are the only ones interested in him staying, then its a moot point, she said, referring to Councilman Rich Keating. Keating said he feels Hernstadt is only looking for security for his family.Hernstadt has declined to discuss the Marco Island job.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONFor-profit firm to manage schoolWith an eye on eventually owning and improving its building, Monroe Countys oldest public charter school, the Key West Montessori, has agreed to a management deal with Miami-based Academica, a for-profit company.Academica charges $450 per student and provides access to administrative support, employee benefit programs and legislative advocacy, among other things. The Montessoris deal with Academica was sealed Jan. 1. The company has managed the Key West Collegiate School, a small Stock Islandbased charter high school, since 2012. Academica has deferred its fee, as it will for 2014 with the Montessori, according to Montessori Principal Lynn Barras.Barras said the Montessori, with 118 students in grades one through eight, wants to buy or otherwise take control of its facility, the old May Sands School on United Street. The Monroe County School District owns it and rents to the charter for about $45,000 per year.Wed like the district to surplus [the school] to us. Once that happens, then we can access [state] capital outlay funds, she said of her school, founded in 1998.Barras said Academica can support the Montessoris effort because it has experience in the Public Education Capital Outlay fund process. She also noted that with Academica, Montessori teachers, like School District employees will now have access to dental and vision insurance.The Montessori is a fine establishment with a rich sense of community that continues to grow, and we are honored by the opportunity to offer our services, Academica President Fernando Zulueta said.Barras said she and her schools board are in talks with School District Super intendent Mark Porter and Executive Director of Operations and Planning Pat LaFere about ultimately acquiring their building. Academica operates about 100 schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and in California, Texas, Nevada, Utah and Georgia.Academica, Montessori ink a dealBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keys InfoNet.comYour source for Keys News and Information


Opinion & EditorialSaturday, January 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor 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. This is the operating room of the Marine Hospital in Key West around 1930. It hardly looks modern or very sanitary, even for that era. Of course, weve come a long way with health care in the Keys, with Lower Keys Medical Center, Fishermens Community Hospital and Mariners Hospital, as well as numerous clinics and doctors office serving our health-care needs.Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALSoldier Ride is good for allLETTERS TO THE EDITORLights being fixedRe: The Jan. 4 letter to the editor, Turn on the lights leading to Sombrero Beach. About a year and a half ago, the lights along the bike path at Sombrero Beach Road were converted to an LED system at no cost to the city. Subsequently, we began having issues with the lights. To address the issue, the contractor replaced the defective part in a number of lights. However, we continued to have the reoccurring issue. Even though the warranty has expired, the contractor continued the effort to correct the problem with the manufacturer. As a result, several tests were conducted and determined that one component of the system had a defective design. The manufacture has agreed to redesign the component and provide the newly designed component for all of the lights on the path. Although this has been a time-consuming process, we proceeded in this fashion to avoid the additional expenditure in excess of $50,000 by replacing the component with a different system ourselves. We anticipate the repairs to be completed on or before Jan. 27. We thank the public for its patience. Carlos Solis Public Works director MarathonMore accountability neededThank you to the woman from Key Largo who had concerns with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board increasing paid holidays for its staff to 13 per year, costing taxpayers money and adding it to the meeting agenda after it was voted on. I have two things to add. First is that Mosquito Control Board meetings need to be televised.Second, and while the board would always say there is never enough money for a camera, they have made an offer of $750,000 for a property on Big Coppitt Key that looks to be the one-acre-plus vacant lot on U.S. 1 at the head of a residential canal across from Circle K.Add to that a few million dollars for a new state-of-the-art facility and furnishings for an operation that needs space for 35 trucks, a trailer for lab work, 22 employees and chemicals. This operation needs to be in an industrial area like on Rockland Key or Big Pine Key, not in a high-profile position along U.S. 1 in essentially a residential area on a canal. They also need space for the administration, which should be in the floor of offices in Marathon that the Mosquito Control Board built with our tax dollars. They have been sitting empty.I have no doubt that the board will do exactly as it wants, as it always has, and there will be nice new green offices and spiffy board rooms, but still not enough money for board meetings to be televised. The board is fiercely independent, has no oversight and makes decisions in a vacuum without the public or other local governments being given the full picture.And they aim to keep it that way.Every few years we jump up and scream in outrage because of how they spend our money. But what the public doesnt realize is that outside of our occasional outbursts, it returns to business as usual, with even the new board members beginning to sing the same tune.We need these meetings to be available to us, the public, the ones paying the bills, and we need to insist on it. Cameras are already available at the county office building in Marathon. Its a very suitable, open and central place for a taxpayerfunded entity to hold meetings.And not to be confused, this has all to do with use of public funds and absolutely nothing to do with killing mosquitoes.Lynda Schuh Sugarloaf Key Editors note: Commissioner Jill Cranney-Gage introduced the motion to give employees half days off on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. It passed with her and commissioners Steve Smith and Bill Shaw voting in favor, and commissioners Phil Goodman and Jack Bridges opposed.Wounded military veterans who come down to the Keys show their courage, get our thanksEach year, the Keys are visited by a group of military veterans who were wounded in combat, and were the better for it because it makes us value so much more what they fought for. The national Wounded Warrior Project this year brought down around 60 veterans for its annual Soldier Ride. It has amputees fitted with prosthetics and others with other injuries showing their courage to move ahead with productive lives rather than feel sorry for themselves. They start their bicycle ride in Miami, take a break, then resume it at Coral Shores High School and head south to Islamorada. From there, theyre brought to the firehouse at Florida Keys Marathon Airport, where they again mount their bikes and ride south over the Seven Mile Bridge. Then its a visit with the Dolphin Research Center animals. The Soldier Rides final leg is today in Key West, ending at the Truman Waterfront and then with a community ride in which the public can join the veterans for a less-formal ride around the city. Along U.S. 1 on every leg the veterans ride, scores of people take a break from their lives and line the highway, waving flags and shouting encouragement. The joy our veterans feel in receiving such support is obvious, and its reciprocal: As a community, Florida Keys residents and visitors receive joy in celebrating the veterans achievements. We applaud the Wounded Warrior Project for bringing a wounded but healing group of Americans to the Keys each year. It makes us proud to see what we can never see in television reports: What these brave men and women have gone through for their appreciative nation.Did you survive the earthquake?So now weve seen, or felt, it all: Earthquake tremors shaking the Keys. Not everyone felt the effect of Thursday afternoons earthquake off Cuba, but many from Key West to Marathon even people on Floridas Southwest coast did. It was among the more bizarre happenings ever for this string of islands. Thats saying a lot, considering weve had, in the past, such things as an elephant washing up on a Middle Keys beach and a man claiming to be sexually assaulted by a sea turtle. Of course, Thursdays tremors will become little more than a footnote to our history, and no one here can claim the Keys were hit by an earthquake. Then again, time does have a way distorting history. And no doubt someone is already printing Tshirts that say I survived the 2014 Florida Keys earthquake. Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThe streetlights on Sombrero Beach Road are reminiscent of days gone by, but lots of them havent been working. The city says the problem is being corrected.Auditors stonewalledA post-construction audit of the new $38 million Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West has come to a halt as builder Coastal Construction has declined to comply with the audit firms request for documents. Thats from a Dec. 18 letter to Monroe County School District attorney Dirk Smits from Coastals general counsel, Michael Utley. The School Board agreed in October to hire Chicagobased McGladrey LLP to conduct a post-construction audit for $45,000. Before opting for a fullblown audit, the board hired Marathon-based accountant Steve Pribramsky, a former District 1 board member, to conduct a so-called attestation that found numerous problems with project accounting on the districts, not Coastals, side. Based upon the fact that this exact review of Coastals records has been made and fully cooperated with by Coastal and given further that the McGladrey request is identical to that of Pribramsky, Coastal must respectfully decline to provide multiple reviews of our project records by multiple consultants to the School Board, Utley wrote to Smits. Utley contends such a review isnt considered in the districts contract. School Board member John Dick, citing conversations with Smits, said, Theyre going to have to give us the information. Thats our legal opinion.But, he said, there are other solutions, like McGladrey just obtaining the documents from Pribramsky, then going from there. I dont want to spend a lot of legal money figuring this out.Halfway through construction, part of the school complex had to be redesigned to conform with Key Wests building height regulations. And a foundation survey overlooked unsuitable soil that had to be trucked out and replaced with new fill, costing some $300,000.The scope of the audit includes an in-depth analysis of billing compared to costs, non-allowable costs, construction change orders, quality control inspection, and savings split between the district and Coastal Construction. Then-Superintendent Joe Burke launched the construction in 2009 with a low-interest federal stimulus loan.Coastal says it already provided infoBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSNoise laws could tightenThe Key West City Commission on Tuesday postponed until Jan. 22 taking any action on tweaking the citys noise-control ordinance as it applies to Old Town but not without input from affected residents and business owners. For bars, restaurants and other venues that feature live music in the downtown mix of residences and businesses, the rule is no amplified music louder than 75 decibels as measured from the property line. Numerous online resources equate that level of sound with common street noise and a telephone dial tone.Restaurateur Joe Walsh, who owns six downtown bars and restaurants, none of which have live music, told commissioners that decibels at the property line will frequently put my restaurants in violation. Consistent implementation of this ordinance as written will effectively eliminate live outdoor entertainment or open-door entertainment.Code Compliance Director Jim Young said there are difficulties measuring bar noise and, if warranted, penalizing the owners. He said handheld decibel meters need to take a sustained 30-second reading, which would average the sound fluctuations over the time period.City Attorney Shawn Smith said that before working for the city, he represented several bar and restaurant owners facing noise ordinance cases. One thing that code faces from attorneys in the private sector today is pointing the finger at somebody else no the noise isnt coming from my bar, its coming from that bar. Commissioner Teri Johnston urged Young to name names or repeat offenders. He came up with Cowboy Bills, Willie Ts and Irish Kevins, all on Duval Street; and Island Dogs, just off Duval on Front Street. John Vagnoni, longtime manager of the Green Parrot on Whitehead Street, a prominent music venue featuring acts several times a week, said the process needs to be complaint driven. I think you should single out some of the chronic offenders and not just throw a blanket over everything. Young chalked it up to a lack of respect for your neighbors.Businesses that are cited go to a code hearing before a magistrate, who hears arguments and determines penalties, generally less than $500.KEY WEST The Soldier Rides final leg is today in Key West, ending at the Truman Waterfront. Enforcement pretty tough, officials sayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com


Saturday, January 11, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 150 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period December 28, 2013 January 4, 2014. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt 44 1st St $249,000$249,10048Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Cindy KayeKeyIsle Realty/Debbie Halama 42 Ed Swift Rd$65,000$65,00018Schwartz Property Sales/Jimmy LaneCentury 21 Schwartz/Jimmy LaneBig Pine Key 29118 Iris Dr$358,000$330,000178American Caribbean/Bonnie SandersonRose Dell & Associates/Rose Dell 30632 Winifred St$335,000$290,00096Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessPr udential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman-WoodCudjoe Key 701 Spanish Main Dr$399,000$380,000343Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Fred MullinsWaterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer 160 Arica Ln$497,000$456,50061Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoEngel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Cindy KayeDuck Key 7044 Harbor Village Dr$649,000$640,000529Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret CrowleyHawks Cay Resort Sales/Lissete CordovaKey Colony 201 Ocean Dr$116,500$116,500271Coco Plum Real Estate/Kelly WilleyCoco Plum Real Estate/Shannon ButlerKey Largo 334 Mahogany Dr$224,900$234,900224Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick LivelyCentury 21 Schwartz/Deborah Yates 17 Poinciana Dr$199,900$175,000168Marr Properties/Pam Sante, Susan RecareyIsland Equity Real Estate/Holly Hight 97501 Overseas Hwy$304,000$275,000405 County R.E./A. Kasheta, I. McDonaldColdwell Banker Schmitt/Rick ServaisKey West 200 Sunset Hbr, Wk 45,$13,500$11,500759Sea Winds Realty/Donald HeislerSea Winds Realty/Donald Heisler 3747 Paula Ave$449,000$435,000116Conch Realty/Joseph Cerza Exit Realty Old Island Key West/K. Kramer 801Whitehead St (1)$479,900$446,127222Paradise Real Estate in KW/Edward ClarkColdwell Banker Schmitt/Tina Masters 630 Elizabeth St$450,000$450,000153Royal Palms Realty/Scott FormanPrudential Knight & Gardner/B. Donnelly 200 Sunset Hbr, Wk 13,$14,500$12,000156Sea Winds Realty/Donald HeislerSea Winds Realty/Donald Heisler 80 Seaside NorthCt$449,000$449,000141Key West Properties/Mike SullivanBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 3930 Roosevelt Blvd$245,900$239,900116Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoBeachfront Realty/Graciela Lozano 510 Margaret St$1,749,000$1,675,00098Truman & Co./Roger EmmonsPr udential Knight & Gardner/Louis Condos 311 William St$1,649,000$1,547,00069Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeTruman & Co. /Lynn Kaufelt 8 Nassau Ln$1,895,000$1,800,00018Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetMarquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetLower Matecumbe 135 Leserra Ln* $225$225,0000Century 21 Schwartz/R. Selden, A. PridgenColdwell Banker Schmitt/Carol BrennMarathon 109 Saguaro Ln$450,000$427,5001043Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Marcy ReedColdwell Banker Schmitt/Marcy Reed 11200 5th Ave. Ocean$105,000$105,000553Tropical Properties R.E./Elaine CoyleColdwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 00 Anglers Dr* $199,900$175,000221Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne RueschColdwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne Ruesch 11 75th St West* $200,000$177,000196RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonRE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson 1472 Coral Dr (1) $1,850,000$1,760,000432Engel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Michael PetroEngel & Voelkers Fla Keys/Michael Petro 10877 Overseas Hwy$125,000$110,00080Island Breeze Realty/Laura HuttColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara StevensOther 830 10th St$135,000$135,000401Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Beverly Dillon Best Investment Realty/Antonio PerezPlantation Key 200 Harbor Dr$2,995,000$2,690,000177Ocean Sotheby's Intl/Kim Bagnell ThalerShoreline Properties/Kathe Kaile 141 Canal St$1,395,000$1,360,000174Ocean Sotheby's Intl/L. Leopold, C. TindallOcean Sotheby's Intl/Leslie LeopoldRamrod Key 280 Indies Dr$450,000$450,0001Florida Keys Real Estate/Richard MedlinMara thon & Lower Keys Assoc/Allan Leder Jr.Sugarloaf Key 19749 Date Palm Dr$419,000$385,000258Century 21 Schwartz/Daniel UrbanEngel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Cindy Kaye 19626 Canal Dr$194,900$175,000109Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell 1045 Loggerhead Ln$214,900$205,00099Dolberry Realty/Deirdre PraughtAmerican Caribbean R.E./K. RummeryUpper Matecumbe Key 313 Jerome Ave$795,000$755,000577Century 21 Schwartz/R. Selden, A. PridgenCentury 21 Schwartz/Randy SeldenVacant Lot Commercial Property (1) 423 Harbour Drive Duck KeyAnother one of my listings on Duck Key JUST SOLD! Looking to BUY or SELL on Duck Key, call me today! 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AMY STOKY ManagerLife & Health Services amy@tmigfla.com 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 BusinessPorkys changes handsIts long been in the back of his mind, but just a few years ago, New Jersey native Sean Johnson said his dream to open a restaurant, let alone one in the Florida Keys, was a long shot at best.On Jan. 3, he and longtime girlfriend Magdalena Jedrzejewska finalized the purchase of Porkys Bayside Restaurant and Marina at 1410 Overseas Highway from Johnny and Barbara Maddox.Weve been leasing the restaurant for the last few months since the middle of October, Johnson said. The deal has taken a long time. We came back in April and signed a contract but there were all kinds of holdups.Johnson was a stock trader on Wall Street in New York in the early 2000s before being laid off and making a 180degree career change.I worked on Wall Street for 10 years and decided to go to culinary school when everybody got laid off. I always wanted to open my own restaurant, he said. Johnson decided to attend the French Culinary Institute, now known as the Inter national Culinary Institute, in New York City to become a chef. He worked at a few different restaurants there before feeling the urge for warmer climes.I saw an ad on craigslist [and] moved down in April three years ago, Johnson said.It was at Porkys that he met Jedrzejewska, who is now partners with Johnson in the business. He managed the restaurant and she was a longtime server there.Barbara Maddox said thats the best part about the couple buying the business.Instead of us selling to an outside person, Sean was actually the manager of our restaurant and Magda has been a server there for many years. Its kind of cool that people who have worked there were able to buy it, she said.The sale is for the restaurant and commercial property along U.S. 1, though the Maddoxes retain ownership of three vacation rental houses at the rear of the property and a portion of the marina for their Captain Pips boat rental and charter fishing operation.Barbara Maddox said Captain Pips would lease a small portion of the marina property from Johnson for office space. The Maddoxes had owned Porkys Bayside since 2000. Captain Pips is still our business and its still running strong, but we do have it for sale, she said. Weve had Captain Pips since 1998, so weve been in Marathon running businesses for quite a while.The original purchase deal included the boat rental business and vacation rentals, but Johnson said he backed away from those after due diligence. When I took a look and saw how much work there was going to be involved, it was too much to take on at once. Knowing all the maintenance with the boats, we made an offer to buy the restaurant and the property, he said.In 2011, the couple left the Keys and moved to Houston, where Jedrzejewska worked as a food and beverage manager for Shell Corp. But they were drawn back and both returned to work at Porkys. I knew it had been for sale for a while, so I got in touch with Barbara. We started talking about a deal, Johnson said. Oftentimes, new owners want to put their own stamp on a business. Johnson said thats not necessary at a place like Porkys, an iconic, dog-friendly establishment around since the 1950s in Old Town Marathon.The couple intends to clean up the place a bit, but Johnson was adamant it would remain old-school Keysy.It needs some TLC to get it back, but were not going to change the decor. Theres not too many restaurants like it in the Keys, he said. Three weeks ago, Porkys started offering breakfast seven days a week from 7 until 11 a.m. Its got all the traditional breakfast offerings with a barbecue twist. Porkys is also open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day. That menu includes a variety of barbecue classics like pulled pork, ribs and chicken, but also features a number of seafood items. Porkys is at mile marker 47.5 bayside.Staffers make the buy from the MaddoxesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYSKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYSean Johnson and Magdalena Jedrzejewska, the new owners of Porkys Bayside Restaurant and Marina, outside the iconic eatery in Old Town Marathon. The couple closed on the property on Jan. 3. BUSINESS BRIEFSMariners Morrow given Daisy AwardRegistered nurse Joy Morrow has received the Daisy Award at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.The award is part of a nationwide program that recognizes nurses extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care. Her fellow nurses nominated Morrow as an example to each of us. She approaches her work with enthusiasm and with a positive attitude while providing safe, quality patient care, never swaying from kindness, caring and professionalism.Reilly joins staff at Keys hospitalRobin Reilly has joined Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island as its new health information management director and privacy officer to enforce the Health Insurance Accountability and Portability act Reilly has a 20-plus years working in the health information management field. Most recently, Reilly worked for Precyse, a health management information company. MORROW Keys InfoNet.comYour source for Keys News and Information


When the retrial of a Key Largo man convicted in 2012 of felony animal abuse gets started later this year, it will be presided over by a new judge because of protests lodged by defense attorneys that the original judge is too prejudiced against the defendant to fairly judge the case. Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia in May 2012 sentenced Noah Mitchell, 36, to nine months in the county jail. A sixmember jury took six hours to find Mitchell guilty following his trial for severely beating his Labrador retriever puppy for reportedly snatching a piece of steak off the counter during an October 2010 barbecue. Mitchell was immediately released on a $10,000 appeal bond and has not served any time.During sentencing, Garcia said he did not believe Mitchells excuse for the dogs horrific injuries. Mitchell maintains he dropped the dog, named Bubba, after the animal bit him on the hand as he was carrying him inside Mitchells Pimlico Lane house.Garcia said, So, Mr. Mitchells version of what occurred, as far as the court is concerned, is not credible.... Mr. Mitchell, you lost control ... and hurt that dog severely.... You basically refused to get help. Those statements amount to a prejudice against Mitchell, his attorney, public defender Jerome Gilhooley, successfully argued in a Dec. 9 brief. The Circuit Court will appoint a new judge to the case in the coming weeks, said Assistant State Attorney Demetrios Efstratiou. The beating of Bubba was one of the biggest stories of 2010 in the pet-centric Keys. People were so outraged that Gilhooley was worried his client could not receive a fair trial in the Upper Keys. The Third District Court of Appeal reversed the conviction in July because the original prosecutor erred during closing arguments by telling jurors the burden of proof of Mitchells guilt or innocence rested with the defense. She told jurors that the only way they could acquit Mitchell is if they felt all the states witnesses lied in open court. The State Attorneys Office decided to retry the case in October. The day Bubba suffered his injuries, Mitchell was moving into his new house with the help of two friends, who would become witnesses for the prosecution. After the days work was done, the men barbecued steaks and drank beer. Not in dispute is that Bubba took a piece of meat off the counter and ran outside. But Mitchell tells a different story of how Bubba became injured wounds that included a broken larynx, a collapsed lung and six broken ribs. The friends, Gary Pitterman and Curt Murphy, say Mitchell was so enraged at Bubba for taking the food that he slammed, kicked and punched the then 8-monthold pet. Mitchells friends called their friend, Karin Kass, and explained how badly Bubba was hurt. Kass called Sheriffs Office deputies. When police arrived, they found the dog barely alive. Sheriffs Sgt. Thomas Kiffney took Bubba to an emergency pet clinic in Miami-Dade. He was put on a ventilator machine for several days and given pain medication. Bubba has since recovered and is living with new owners. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday, January 11, 2014 Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D.American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental AssociationGet your smile back with Cosmetic DentistryBig Pine 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.com Hotel planned for old RV siteEarthmovers and other construction equipment are clearing the way for a multibuilding boutique hotel at the old American Outdoors RV Park bayfront lot at mile marker 97.5. Specifics are few, as the developers seek a multitude of approvals from the county, said Larry Abbo, chief executive officer of Prime Hospitality Group, the developer. But what is known is that Prime Hospitality wants to build a 15-building hotel on the 14acre site. The project also calls for 160 parking spaces, Abbo said.There is no rendering of the hotel released yet, but it will be part of Marriots boutique Autograph Collection, Abbo said.Joseph Haberman, manager of Monroe Countys Department of Planning and Review Department, said the Prime group is in the process of going through various building requirements. The property is already zoned to allow hotels, Haberman said.For the past eight years, the property, with its faded sales sign for a project called Playa Cristal, stood as a monument to a fledgling real estate trend that never got off the ground in the Keys in the mid-2000s, despite a serious and expensive build-up the condo/hotel.Playa Cristal was to be developed by a now-defunct company called Cortex Living Resort, which had several other proposed projects throughout the Keys during that era. Cortex bought American Outdoors RV Park for $28 million in 2005. The plan was to demolish the 154 RV hookups and build a condo/hotel where investors bought and rented out rooms with 92 upscale units. The plans boasted restaurants and a lounge that would take guests back to Hemingwayera Cuba. Cortex was selling units for between $690,000 to $4 million.But not enough buyers invested, and the condo/ hotel age never materialized despite the gobbling up of dozens of prime waterfront locations Keyswide by ambitious developers at exorbitant prices. The Play Cristal property became tangled in a $40 million foreclosure lawsuit in 2009, according to the Miami Herald. Monroe County Property Appraisers records show Key Largo Hospitality Trust, a Prime Group subsidiary, bought the property for $7.3 million in November 2012.By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGO Decision on City Hall Tuesday?The Marathon City Council might finally choose a contractor for its planned new City Hall building on Tuesday.The board is scheduled to discuss value engineered estimates from the two low bidders on the project, West Construction Inc. out of Lake Worth and Botsford Overholt Construction from Marathon. Bids received in late November ranged from $6.68 million to $8.62 million to construct the building on cityowned land between 98th and 99th streets on U.S. 1. But the city budgeted only $5.5 million for the roughly 15,000-square-foot, one-story building on stilts that would include a 200-person meeting/banquet hall for council meetings and other events.That meant City Manager Roger Hernstadt had to negotiate with the two companies. He instructed each to submit value engineering cost estimates for three scenarios:Maintain the same elevation and same square footage as now proposed.Reduce the council chambers square footage to table seating of plus or minus 100 people.Phase the project: Install columns and a slab for a meeting hall but only for possible construction of a meeting hall later on.West Constructions original bid was the $6.68 million one, while Botsford bid $7.14 million. Botsford is eligible for a 10 percent local preference, meaning if its bid comes within 10 percent of the low non-local bid, it would get preference for a contract.West returned estimates of $5.5 million, $5.11 million and $4.4 million for the three options, while Botsford Overholts prices were $6.11 million, $5.7 million and $5.18 million. With local preference, Botsford Overholt estimates are virtually identical to the first two options and roughly $260,000 higher for the third. Tuesdays council meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center. In other business: The council is scheduled to discuss approaching the state Cabinet for additional transient hotel units for the city.Marathon was awarded 100 last January in recognition of the city completing its sewer system well in advance of the state-mandated Dec ember 2015 deadline. Im going to ask staff, based on the success of the first original 100, to look into whats remaining, future needs and come back to the council with a recommendation, Mayor Dick Ramsay said. If you look at the potential developments coming online, we need to at least evaluate the possibility of getting more transients.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONLabrador beating case getting to new judgeBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comIN THE COURTS MITCHELLProperty is monument to condo/hotel eraThe property is already zoned to allow hotels.


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! Conch StyleWorking in the Keys doesnt mean you should go to work dressed like youre ready to go boating. Column, 4BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment In rematch, Conchs best CanesOn a wet, miserable Wednesday night at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium, the Key West High boys soccer team won a game it dearly wanted but not without a fierce battle.Just when it appeared that the Conchs and the Hurricanes from Coral Shores High might tie for the second time this season it was 2-2 in Tavernier in November a goal halfway through the second half by senior Roberto Remercy lifted the Conchs to a 1-0 victory.The Conchs improved to 8-5-3 and the Hurricanes dropped to 7-4-1.Before the game, Coral Shores coach Jorge Bosque lamented that his roster, which had once numbered 18, was down to 11, and that two starters were missing. This will be a real test, he had said.At the outset of the contest, there were fewer than 10 fans huddled beneath umbrellas in the wet metal stands.On grass that glistened under the white lights, the artistry of Coral Shores senior midfielder A.J. Paterson was on display. Tall and lean, he dazzled with his foot skills and his long looping free kicks. Early on, he made a nice pass to Paul Pauchey, but Pauchey shot wide of the goal and Conch keeper Christian Lee.The Conchs had their chances Adam Swiecicki hit the left post with 9:15 left in the half and, soon after that, Remercy had a great opportunity in front of the goal, but was denied by keeper Sal Barrios, who was strong all night. Late in the half, Paterson boomed a free kick over the goal, and the teams soon went into the intermission with the score 0-0.Remercys breakthrough goal came with 22 minutes left in the game. His shot from the right side deflected off Barrios, who had come out of the goal. The ball rolled slowly back toward the net, crossing the goal line just before Remercys teammate,Remercys goal is enough to hold onto winBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorBOYS SOCCERPhoto by BERT BUDDEThe Conchs Adam Swiecicki (in white) launches a kick toward Coral Shores keeper Sal Barrios as Hurricanes Sean Walters (left) and Joey Miller defend during a scoreless first half Wednesday night.Lady Fins still streakingIt wasnt pretty, but the Marathon High School girls basketball team picked up right where it left off prior to a lengthy holiday break on Tuesday in a visit to Westminster Christian School in Miami.The Dolphins earned a 4842 win over the Warriors and extended their regular-season winning streak to eight games.We were really rusty coming off the break and did not play extremely well, coach Deanna Klaus said. As shes done most of the season, JohnNisha Qualls carried the load offensively for the Dolphins, scoring 27 of the teams points. Marathon led 14-9 after the first quarter and 26-22 at the break, but trailed by four points, 35-31, heading into the final frame. That was due largely to Qualls picking up a costly fourth foul just one minute into the third quarter. She sat out basically the entire third quarter, Klaus said.Qualls came back late in the third and the Dolphins outscored the Warriors 17-7 in the fourth. Point guard Kenna Welever was 3-for-4 from the free throw line in the last minute to help secure the win.Its 8 straight as teams mark goes to 11-2By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON GIRLS HOOPSDistrict tourney opens in KeysThree days of districttournament girls soccer begin Monday at Coral Shores High in Tavernier. As the No. 3 seed, Coral Shores opens its district competition against No. 6 Florida Christian at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the Canes home field at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium field. The host Lady Hurricanes (8-4-1) finished in a three-way tie for second place in regularseason standings of District 16-2A, behind top seed Gulliver Prep. Coral Shores, Carrollton and St. Brendan all posted 5-2 district records in regular-season play.A series of tiebreakers and calls to the Florida High School Athletic Association for clarification were needed to slot the three teams following Gulliver. Made my head hurt, said Coral Shores Athletic Director Rich Russell, the tournament organizer.Mondays games in Tavernier see Gulliver take onLady Hurricanes are seeded third, play on TuesdayCORAL SHORES SOCCERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSHUTOUT VICTORY Photo courtesy KAREN McKEONMarathon High Schools Sydney Konrath sets to clear the ball during the Dolphins 6-0 shutout soccer victory over rival Key West High School on Wednesday. The girls improved to 10-6-3 and senior Nicole Girard scored her first-ever varsity goal in the win. Raiders again undo Lady ConchsFor the second time this season, the Key West High girls basketball team was no match for District 16-4A power Gulliver Prep.The Raiders defeated the Conchs, 77-36, Monday night in Miami, to improve to 16-3 overall and 10-0 in the district. Key West fell to 4-9 and 3-6.We did a little better this time, said Key West coach Shonta McLeod.Better by two points the Conchs lost to Gulliver, 8542, at home in late November.The Raiders led all the way, and were ahead, 32-12, at the half. They outscored the Conchs, 24-8, in the fourth quarter. They did what they were supposed to, but the shots werent falling, McLeod said of her players.Ten players scored for Gulliver, led by senior Mikaela Pyatt, who had 18 points.Tanisha Multy led the Conchs with 12 points, but she was held well under season average of more than 20. Kaneya Mims had eight, Nicole Konhaeuser-Lopez scored six, Saria Smith had three and Brooke Marsden and Ryann Appleby both scored two.Ryann had four fouls in the first quarter and shes our only big player, McLeod said.(Appleby recently learned that she will receive an academic scholarship to Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., where she will play volleyball.) The Conchs have three games left in the regular season, beginning with a district rematch against Florida Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Bobby Menendez Gym. On Wednesday, Florida Christian last to Gulliver, 4441, in two overtimes.Its a little late, but were coming together as a team, said McLeod, who is looking forward to the district tournament at St. Brendan later his month. To reach the state playoffs, the Conchs would have to finish second in the tourney, meaning they probably would have to defeat St. Brendan or Ransom Everglades.Key West team is now 4-9, 3 games leftBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GIRLS HOOPSSee Dolphins, 2BSee Tournament, 2BSee Soccer, 2B


Spencer Hamilton kicked it to the back of the net.Hamilton celebrated and his teammates mobbed him, though a photographers picture showed that the ball had crossed the line, and the goal belonged to Remercy.Moments later, during the water break, Key West coach Marc Pierre warned his team, Were a little too sloppy.The rest of the game was physical. The Conchs Gavin Mock, his uniform and socks caked in mud, came to the bench furious after getting a yellow card because of a pushing match. One of the referees turned to Bosque and said, When these kids get together, they always go at it. Coral Shores could not mount a coordinated attack. Dont just play kickball, yelled Bosque, enwrapped in a slicker.Pierre, meanwhile, sensed bias in the officials. Thats a hand-ball, he called across the field. Are you serious?Time was running out when Swiecicki, after being pulled down in the box on a breakaway, set up for a penalty kick, facing Barrios 12 yards away. His kick was wide right, eliciting groans from the Conch bench. But a referee came over and said, The keeper came off the line before the kick. On his second chance, Swiecicki drilled the ball right at Barrios, who caught it. Barrios let loose a cry of joy, while Swiecicki pounded his fists into the turf.Seconds later, the game ended, 1-0. During the handshake line, a nice thing happened. Paterson put his arms around Swiecicki, who looked inconsolable. Even pros miss, he told the freshman. You have to forget about it.Paterson was gracious in defeat and exhibited the smile of a young athlete destined to go places. We played sloppy, he said. They were a better team technically, and theyre very young.When Pierre walked off the field, his players had already vanished and the rain had stopped. Theyre a good team, he said of Coral Shores, but we earned it. Of Paterson, he added, An amazing player. It was the last regular-season game for Coral Shores. The Conchs will host Palmer Trinity at 1:30 this afternoon.Keys teams battle but Conchs prevailFrom Soccer, 1B KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, January 11, 2014 I LISTED & SOLD this 3BR/2BA home on beautiful Flamingo Island in Marathon! 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Call Us Today! 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 Keys InfoNet.comIm really proud of the way the girls played smart in the last quarter and were able to come back for the win, Klaus said.Gardine Raymond scored 10 points for Marathon, while Welever finished with seven and Yailin Nieda added four.The Dolphins (11-2) were slated to host Westwood Christian School on Friday but results were not available at press time. The girls are scheduled to host Palmer Trinity School today at noon.Palmer Trinity to visit todayFrom Dolphins, 1BNo. 8 seed Keys Gate Charter at 4 p.m., followed by No. 2 Carrollton against No. 7 Archbishop Carroll at 6 p.m.After the Lady Canes 4 p.m. Tuesday game, fourth seed St. Brendan plays No. 5 Westminster Christian at 6 p.m. Semifinal games will start at 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. If the Canes beat Florida Christian, they play the late game. The district championship will be decided at 7 p.m. Friday. Both finalists qualify for the Class 2A regional tournament.Tournament about to startFrom Tournament, 1B Basketball Canes still winlessA second-half rally carried Coral Shores High School to within two points of visiting Keys Gate Charter, but the first victory of the boys basketball season eluded the Hurricanes again Tuesday.There are good things we can take from this and build on, said Cane head coach Bruce Teachey after the 6251 loss in Tavernier. But we need a win. Coral Shores stood at 0-10 headed into a Friday game at Key West (results pending at press time).Keys Gate (10-5) opened a 36-24 lead at halftime Tuesday. Anthony Rice muscled his way to the bucket for six of the Canes nine field goals in the first two quarters. He ended with a game-high 27 points, including a 3-pointer and 6-of-10 from the line.The Canes came out hot in the third quarter as guard Richard Jacobsen (18 points) hit his second trey of the game in a seven-point spurt. Jacobsens bucket off a baseline drive drew the Canes back into the game, down just 45-41 going into the fourth.Their man-to-man defense forcing turnovers, the Hurricanes got a Rice free throw at 5:50 left to bring the score to 46-44. Then the Knights reeled off seven straight points, and Coral Shores did not score again until the 2:02 mark.In the late stages, the Canes were forced to foul to get possessions. The Knights answered by sinking 11-of17 from the stripe. Our guys played well for a nice stretch but we kind of ran out of gas and couldnt convert, Teachey said. Keys Gate beat us by 19 [Dec. 16] so were making progress.Guard Shaka Smith had four points, and wingman Darren Govan scored one field goal. Coral Shores played three games in a holiday-break tournament, losing to Archbishop Curley, 68-48; to American Heritage of Delray Beach, 52-50; and Lakewood Ranch of Bradenton, 60-32. The next home varsity game is scheduled Jan. 24 against Key West. Coral Shores junior varsity plays a 4 p.m. Jan. 21 game against Island Christian School.Keys Gate again beats Coral ShoresCORAL SHORES BOYS HOOPSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores guard Richard Jacobsen (15) drives by a Keys Gate Charter defender for two of his 18 points Tuesdays 62-51 loss to the visiting Knights. GOLFERS WANTED Golf season is in full swing for the Key Colony Beach Ladies League, which is looking for regular players or players willing to sub when needed. The league plays nine holes at the Key Colony Beach Golf Course each Wednesday, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Dues for the season are $20; the season finishes in mid-March with a luncheon. To find out more, call Bonnie Cadburry at 289-1948 or send an e-mail to windswept ac@yahoo.com. Thousands expected for half-marathonThe historic Old Town and waterfront districts of Key West are to become a scenic racecourse for as many as 3,000 runners Jan. 19 during the annual Key West Half Marathon. The challenge is to begin at 7 a.m., with participants proceeding along a flat, fast 13.1-mile half-marathon course amid the island citys Victorian architecture, historic landmarks and harborfront businesses. For those who prefer a shorter course, a 5K run is scheduled, as well.Now in its 16th year, the race typically attracts runners from around the United States and several other countries to compete in Key Wests balmy January climate.A registration booth is to be set up from noon to 7 p.m. Jan. 18 outside the Half Shell Raw Bar, 231 Margaret St. Race packets can be picked up at that time. Also on that days schedule are a pre-race meal and a fitness expo featuring motivational speaker, author and commentator Keith Brantly, acclaimed as one of the most successful long-distance runners in American history. In addition, All in a Days Run author Gary Cohen is to give a short presentation.On race day, the run is to begin and end outside the Half Shell Raw Bar. An awards ceremony and party are to follow with live entertainment, raffles, food and beverages.Awards are to be presented to firstthrough third-place male and female finishers in five-year age groups ranging from 9 and under to 75 and over, as well as the top overall competitors and those in the masters and military divisions. Specially designed medals await all finishers.During race week, participating runners also can enjoy happy hour gatherings, dinners, discounted watersports and fitness experiences, parties and offerings from local restaurants and bars. The half-marathon entry fee is $105 per person with discounts available to returning runners and local residents. Members of the military pay $50. The 5K entry fee is $45 per person ($30 for military members). Each entrant is to receive a genderspecific moisture-resistant race Tech-shirt. Runners can sign up at www.active.com or get an application at www.key westhalfmarathon.com.16th edition winds it way through cityRUNNING


North Key Largos past is presentedThe Historical Preserva tion Society of the Upper Keys looks at North Key Largos past during a PowerPoint show set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4.The show will focus on early settlements at the northern tip of Key Largo. Various locations will be presented, including the Anglers Club. But the primary focus will be the sight-unseen purchase of 40 acres at the mouth of Dispatch Creek by Morris and Alice Baker in 1944, leading to the Ocean Reef Club.For further information on the free show, contact Jerry Wilkinson at 852-1620.Auditions Sunday for Conch RepublicThe Fringe Theater of Key West is bringing back Conch Republic (The Musical), a play about the 1982 creation of the faux nation in response to a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in the Upper Keys. Producers are looking for one man age 35 to 55 for the role of Skeeter in the April 25-27 production at the San Carlos Institute in Key West. Auditions are Sunday from 1 to 3 pm at 1625 Von Phister St. If you cant make it call Monnie King at (954) 829-9587 for an alternate appointment. In addition to reading from sides, be prepared to sing a memorized song; bring the sheet music in your key. The actor should be physically agile.CPR training set for Jan. 18Lower Keys Medical Center is offering training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is using automated external defibrillators on Jan. 18 at the dePoo Medical Building, 1200 Kennedy Drive, Key West.The training is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $50. Valerie Mullins, an American Heart Association instructor, teaches it. She can be reached at 294-5531, Ext. 4311. An Upper Keys doctor is putting pedal to the pavement to raise both money for a Keys hospital and awareness of liver disease.Neal Rakov, a gastroenterologist at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, plans to embark on a 3,300-mile cross-country bicycle journey starting March 1 in San Diego. He anticipates finishing April 20 at Mariners. His goal: Help increase awareness of liver disease and raise $50,000 for Mariners Hospitals liver health program. Liver disease is the fourth leading cause of death in people between ages 45 and 54 in the United States, Rakov says.People with liver disease are often stigmatized, because liver disease is often associated with poor lifestyle choices, said Rakov. Many people assume that liver disease is caused primarily by alcohol and drug abuse. While alcohol and drug abuse continue to be one of the causes, the truth is that liver disease can occur for many other reasons, including the mounting obesity rate in the United States.There are more than 100 liver diseases affecting 30 million Americans, or one in 10 U.S. residents, of every age and ethnicity from every social and economic background. He says that Monroe is seeing an increasing number of people with liver diseases such as hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer. Of the 67 Florida counties, Monroe ranks third in the number of deaths from liver disease, Rakov says.Statistics on the prevalence of liver disease are startling:Up to 5.4 million Americans have chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection. About 65 percent and 75 percent of the infected populations are unaware that they are infected with HBV and HCV, respectively.Up to 25 percent of Americans may have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that can cause lifethreatening liver damage.Primary liver cancer is one of the few cancers on the rise in the United States.Chronic liver disease/cir rhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States.I decided to do this crosscountry bicycle ride not only to raise awareness but to raise money so that Mariners Hospital could offer more services to people with liver disease, Rakov said. For example, I would love to be able to do pre-transplant liver evaluations here in the Keys so patients wouldnt have to drive to Miami for that service. We have about 10 to 15 patients a year who are on the transplant list.If you are interested in contributing to Rakovs ride, visit www.BaptistHealth .net/RakovsRide or contact Wendy Gentes, development officer for the Mariners Hospital Foundation, atWendyRG@BaptistHealth.net. Saturday, January 11, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Living UPPER KEYSKeys doctor plans cross-country rideRakovs goal: Awareness of liver diseaseDr. Neal Rakov turns into the Mariners Hospital parking lot as he finishes one of his preparation rides for his cross-country bicycle journey.TODAY, ITS ALL ABOUT BEER If you like beer, then today is for you. The Rotary Club of Key Largo is hosting its third annual Brew on the Bay: A Key Largo Craft Beer Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. at the former Rowells Marina, mile marker 104.5 bayside. The beer bacchanalia is expected to have more than 100 unique regional and international craft and specialty beers. There will also be live music, vendors and a multitude of outdoor games. Tickets are $40 at the gate for unlimited beer samplings and a souvenir glass. Proceeds go toward the Rotary Club of Key Largos Charitable Foundation for local scholarships. LIVING BRIEFS Keys InfoNet.com


Looking professional in a hot and humid climate can be challenging. And although our Florida Keys attire tends to be more casual than mainland office apparel, its still important to look professional when youre working in an office environment. Consider who your customer is. Often in the Keys, those customers are tourists and snowbirds from other parts elsewhere who have a certain expectation of what their banker, real estate agent or attorney should look like. Dressing inappropriately can reflect poorly on you and your company. If you want to be taken seriously and make a positive impression on your clients and customers, you need to dress the part.If clothes could talk, what would they say about you? The reality is clothes do talk, and they speak volumes about who you are. Your appearance is as essential as a well-crafted resume or years of experience. Consequently, your clothing is an important piece of your professional brand that defines who you are.In a world that is more and more obsessed with image, the first impression is largely based on your look. Before you even articulate a sentence, assumptions are made about you based on something as miniscule as your nail color. To impress your clients and customers, you must think about what you want your clothes to say about you.Avoid attention-getting pieces and instead focus on clothing that fits and flatters your body type. If your clothing and shoes need repair, then dont wear them. A pair of dirty, worn-out shoes would leave a customer with a negative impression. Is that the image you want to portray?No flip-flopsEven in the Florida Keys, refrain from wearing running shoes, flip-flops and Crocs. The rule of thumb is if you wear them to the pool or on a boat, you shouldnt wear them to the office. For men, loafers or topsiders are the perfect Keys footwear for casual office apparel. Because we live in a more casual environment, nice sandals are also perfectly acceptable at the office. But if your toes are in dire need of a pedicure, dont wear open toe shoes or sandals. Instead, opt for loafers for men or closed-toe heels for women until you can get your toes in check.No bare shouldersSkimpy tank tops and strapless dresses are a definite no-no for the office. This doesnt mean you cant wear them; it means they need to be covered up in an office setting.Lightweight, short-sleeve or three-quarter-length cardigans and jackets are professional wardrobe staples that are perfect for layering over dresses and blouses. By covering your shoulders with one of these items, it will also serve to keep you warm in air-conditioned interiors and can easily be removed for a day-to-night look.Cleavage, short skirtsCleavage is a definite no in the office. Not only is it best to leave a little to the imagination, but showing a lot of cleavage does not gain you respect. Likewise, short skirts also are not appropriate for office. Lord Balfour, a British 19th Century politician, said it best: A good speech, like a womans skirt, should be long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.Skirts should hit just above or below the knee. In addition, sleeveless tops for women are just fine but should hit right at the shoulder and not be overly revealing.What to wearSo, what do you wear?For women, dresses are a girls best friend in the Keys. Theyll keep you cool and can be worn with sandals, flats or heels depending on the event and your preference. Look for lightweight but wrinkle resistant fabrics that wont show sweat. Stay away from 100 percent linen because of the excessive wrinkling, and silk, as this fabric shows sweat marks instantly.Invest in a few lightweight cardigans and jackets to pull your entire professional wardrobe together. Nude heels are a must. They go with everything and will make your legs look longer and leaner. For me, khakis with button-down shirts are always stylish and will keep you looking polished and professional. Try button-down shirts in a fun pattern. Many button-down shirts have added some excitement by making the underside of the cuff an entirely different pattern. When you flip up the cuff of your shirt, the pattern shows and can be very stylish for work apparel. Polo shirts are a classic for men in the Keys. And if you work in a more laid-back office setting where shorts are permissible, a polo shirt is the perfect accoutrement.You owe it to yourself to shine as brightly as you can. Now its time to dress the part.Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, Leahs FabulousFinds.com. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, January 11, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle STORMFRONTCOMING Solution in the January 15 Keynoter ACROSS 1Anti-DUI org. 5Plays with, as a toy mouse 11Dove purchase 14Burning up 19Motel patron, usually 21Get __ for effort 22Setting for 103 World Series games 23*Brace yourself 25With 34-Across, pitcher who holds the major league record for career appearances 26Ugly looks 27Within: Pref. 28Vaudeville presentation 30Reconcile, with up 32Former auto financing org. 34See 25-Across 38Classic movie motel 41*Signal surrender 46Mideast sultanate 47Gut course 48Internet chat option 49Court setting 50Alaskas __ Sound 52Shakespearean villain 54The Flower of My Heart,in an old song 56*1965 Rolling Stones hit 61Barn roof gadgets 62Support for a start-up co. 63Egg __ yung 64Skin suffix 65Kiplings young spy 66*Pasta choice 71*Image on a North American flag 75Ballot word: Abbr. 76Genetic chains 78Stellar sort 79Down the tubes 81Spiritual essences 84*Sloshed 89Chrysler Building style 91Bounder 92Of a battery terminal 93Busy as __ 94Runner-up 98Turkish empire founder 100Move, to a Realtor 101*The company one keeps, often 104Hands over 105Like licked lollies 106__ Helens 107Gillette shaver 109Ancient fabulist 111Straddling 114__-weensie 118Composer Boccherini 121Bob Dylan classic, and what this puzzles starred cluesanswers endings could be 125Museum Folkwang city 126For keeps, to Keats 127Ski patrol, at times 1281980 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient 129The in first and 10: Abbr. 130French card game 131Speed Wagons, e.g. DOWN 1Mineralogist Friedrich 2Warwickshire river 3A stet cancels it 4DJ who first promoted Weird AlYankovic 5City in southern Belarus 6MLB VIP Scott Boras, e.g. 7Question of recognition 8Lid malady 9Long, long time 10Walk wearily 11Phooey! 12Tyranny and __ are never far apart: Bentham 13__ of return 14Solemnly renounce 15Innocent 16Cyclades island 17Hosp. employees 18PC file extension 20Writer Ephron et al. 24Plum tomatoes 29Raised ones hand, say 31Pitching stat 33Parrots cry 35Done in 36Wouks mutinied minesweeper 37Leers at 38Loud bell sounds 39Lab slide creature 40Highland wear 42I highly doubt that! 43Start and end of a trademark cartoon credo 44Like some poultry stuffing 45Apple product 47Swaddle 51Team with the football 53Anxious med. condition 55One trapped by his sinful talk,in Proverbs 57Awe-ful sound? 58Armstrongs carrier 59Paganinis hour 60Caller with a mask 65Actor Wynn 67Posh prisons, metaphorically 68NPR journalist Shapiro 69Like Haydns Surprise Symphony 70Go, team! 72NYC airport 73Withstood 74Natasha __, Boris partner in spydom 77Mass delivery: Abbr. 80Birthplace of Apollo 81Swedish imports 82Trip around the world 83Where embryos grow 84Ox foot 85Underground support 86Behind 87Blood pigment 88s conflict 90Is excessively sweet 95Tasted or tested 96Juvenile newt 97Cut again 99First name at old Notre Dame 102Geese flocks in flight 103Wear 104Obnoxious sort 108Titter 110Comply 112A hundred smackers 113Galileos birthplace 115Medieval address 116Digging 117Ice cream name 118__ Miz 119Mileage, so to speak 120Pocatello sch. 122Surg. centers 123ATM initials 124Mummy discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 Crossword solutionSolution to the Jan. 8 puzzle. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 JOSH MOTHNER(305) 942-9519 12411 Overseas Hwy, #17A Marathon 35 Sombrero Blvd. #B34 Marathon Open 7 Days A Week I LISTED & SOLD both of these boat slips in Marathon! Looking to BUY or SELL here in the Florida Keys? Call me today! www.SoldInTheKeys.com A cliche but: Always dress for successEven in Keys a professional looks essentialCONCH STYLEMackinzie Ash of Islamorada shows off appropriate Keys office wear for women. Leah Maki ConchStyleSeafood takes the center stageFresh Florida Keys seafood and the commercial fishermen who harvest it are to be celebrated next weekend during the ninth annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival.Presented by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association and expanded into a two-day event for the first time, the fun is set for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19. The familyfriendly festival is at Key Wests Bayview Park, at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive. Admission is free.The feasts menu features fresh grilled Florida lobster, Key West pink shrimp, fried fish, stone crab claws, smoked fish dip and more including traditional regional favorites such as savory conch chowder, conch salad, sweet flan and Key lime tarts. All seafood is to be prepared and served by local fishermen and their families.Soft drinks, beer and wine are to be available for purchase. In addition, plans call for nonstop entertainment by local musicians emceed by Marlin Scott. Performers include the Regs, Misery Loves Company, the Doerfels, Zack Seemiller, Rusty Lemmon and RamajeyVendor booths are to offer arts and crafts depicting aspects of the fishing community and marine life, as well as other items handcrafted by local artisans. Additional attractions include marine life exhibits and a fun zone with games and activities for kids.Proceeds from the festival benefit the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association and scholarships for college-bound Keys students.Ninth annual Key West fest is now 2 daysKEY WESTSome of the best shrimp youll ever eat is Key West pinks, and theyll be plenty of them at the seafood festival.


**Saturday, January 11, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Rick ServaisREALTOR(305) 731-5010www.realestatemarathonfl.com rservais@cbschmitt.com 6099 Overseas Hwy., Lot 99WMarathon 97501 Overseas Hwy., #811 Key LargoI JUST SOLD these two Florida Keys properties! Unit 811 at Mariners Club in Key Largo SOLD in just 40 days! Looking to SELL your home? I have the EXPERIENCE to make it happen! Call Me Today to find out how! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050lela@cbschmitt.com www.BuyFloridaKeysHome.com Lela AshkarianREALTORP.A., CRS, GRI, e-PRO(305) 395-0814 #1 Agent for 2011 Coldwell Banker Schmitts Marathon Office I am pleased to announce that Mr and Mrs Pazar are the happy owner of Seapointe Ocean Front Condo. All things come together for good for those who are Persistent, Patient and Loyal. Thank you Mr and Mrs Pazar, it was a True Joy, introducing you to our community, Key Colony Beach.If you are looking for a committed, dedicated real estate agent/consultant to negotiate, and oversee the transaction details when selling or buying,CALL 305-395-0814 TODAYto Get a 20 minutes consultation for FREE. 648 30th Street Marathon 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation Bob & Wanda Brock Broker Associate/REALTORThe Brock TeamBob Direct (305) 731-9521 Wanda Direct (305) 304-8862www.midkeysproperties.comTHE BROCK TEAM LISTED & SOLD THIS HOME IN MARATHON!Another successful short sale listed and sold. Call the Brock Team for a confidential analysis of your propertys value! Theater starts capital campaignThe Marathon Community Theatre is hosting a reception on Jan. 19 to launch its first capital appeal since purchasing the theater building in 1995.The three-year appeal, themed Setting the Stage for the Future, is devoted to raising money to support improvements and renovations to the playhouse and adjoining movie theater. MCT is vital to the cultural life in the Middle Keys, President Jennifer Powell said. Our precious home is in need of repairs and were reaching out to the community to partner with us. The goal is to raise $300,000 in three years. The organization was founded in 1944 as the Mara thon Little Theatre. Today, it presents plays, musicals, variety shows and art exhibits in the only dedicated playhouse outside Key West. The adjoining cinema recently installed digital equipment to comply with film-industry standards. Money raised during the campaign will help pay off the equipment and replace wall coverings in the cinema. Plans also include a mobile stage, lighting and sound for the theater gallery.It will help us expand the number of arts events we produce each season, increase box office revenue and provide a new forum for local artists to present their work in Marathon, General Manager Bonnie Greenberg said.The Jan. 19 reception will introduce the community to the theaters plans. It goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a short performance by theater regulars planned for 6:30. The theater is around mile marker 49 oceanside.OVERLINEStart Chinese new year with ambrosiaDuring the Chinese New Year its on Jan. 31 and brings the year of the wooden horse, replacing the year of the water snake displaying and eating tangerines and oranges is said to bring wealth and luck. Sounds like a fine start to the new year.Of course, I tend to go overboard, always buying more oranges than I can possibly eat straight up. To handle my excess, I often make ambrosia, a lightly sweet treat I grew up with in the South.The two main ingredients are oranges and coconut, both welcome on any Chinese table. So celebrating the Chinese New Year with this classic dish seemed about right.Ambrosia is a simple recipe that in our house was served only for dessert. Fresh orange segments, freshly grated coconut, maybe a sprinkle of sugar only if the oranges arent sweet enough and that is basically it. My grandmother topped it with a dollop of real whipped cream, but I personally never liked the whipped cream. Id rather add a splash of orange liqueur.Most ambrosia recipes are served as a side dish, not a dessert, and in addition to oranges often canned Mandarin oranges and sweetened dried coconut (not fresh coconut) they include many other ingredients, such as pineapple bits, grapes, bananas, maraschino cherries, nuts, mini marshmallows and all kinds of creamy ingredients, from mayonnaise and sour cream to whipped topping and heavy cream.These creamy sweet side dishes dont appeal to me. I prefer the clean, simple flavor of the ambrosia I grew up with. What youll needed:Eight to 10 large navel oranges.Two ounces (four tablespoons) orange liqueur.Two teaspoons superfine sugar.Pinch of salt.Flesh from one fresh coconut, grated.One sprig fresh mint.Whipped cream.Use a paring knife to cut off the tops and bottoms of each orange. One at a time, stand each orange on a cut side and slice off the peel (including the white pith) on all sides.One at a time, hold the peeled oranges in a cupped hand over a bowl to catch the juices. Use the paring knife to cut out the orange segments from between the membranes. Add the segments to the bowl. When all of the segments have been removed from each orange, squeeze the membranes over the bowl to get as much juice as possible.Sprinkle the oranges with the orange liqueur, sugar and salt. Toss gently. Divide between four serving bowls. Top with the fresh coconut, a few fresh mint leaves and whipped cream. Start to finish: 20 minutes. Servings: Four.Nutrition information per serving: 570 calories; 400 calories from fat (70 percent of total calories); 45 g fat (36 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrate; 12 g fiber; 25 g sugar; 5 g protein; 50 mg sodium.Its simple and its tastyBy ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is the finished product, the coconut orange ambrosia.Art Under Oaks in 31st yearBrowsers, shoppers and collectors can stroll among abundant arts and crafts on display at the 31st annual outdoor Art Under the Oaks show, set for Jan. 18. Set against the shaded grounds of San Pedro Catholic Church, mile marker 89.5 bayside on Plantation Key, outdoor booths are to feature original watercolors, acrylics, oils, photography, sculpture, woodwork and other creations such as honey and natural food. Organizers attract dozens of unique exhibitors from the Keys and around the country. Exhibits are open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., complemented by live music and raffles. Kid-centric activities include arts and crafts booths, a puppet show and face painting, as well as selfguided nature walks and interactive exhibits. To satisfy shoppers munchies, specialty food and beverage booths are to provide refreshments and encourage easy picnicking.Admission to the annual art show is free. Parking is available at Coral Shores High School, mile marker 89.9 oceanside, and a bus provides free shuttle transport to the show. On-site festival parking is available for $5.Events name perfectly fits what to expectISLAMORADANautical flea market the next weekendFans of the Keys diverse ocean environment can outfit themselves for water activities at the 10th annual Big Pine Nautical Flea Market, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. Divers, anglers, boaters and watersports enthusiasts can expect to find bargains on boats and motors, dive and snorkel items, fishing gear and nautical merchandise of virtually all sorts. Typically drawing nearly 200 vendors, the open-air marketplace is on the wooded grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31 oceanside on Big Pine Key. As well as nautical offerings, plans call for live music throughout the weekend, with performances by local and regional musicians and bands. Those attending can purchase Keys-style and casual food and beverages from onsite vendors. Other attractions are to include informational exhibits by local nonprofit organizations, craft booths with wares created by Keys artists, multiple raffle giveaways and the chance to network with others seeking marine-related merchandise. Proceeds from the market benefit the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. Admission and parking are free.If you need it, a vendor likely has itBIG PINE KEY Fishing reels of all kinds will be available at the nautical flea market, along with almost anything else youll thats related to the water. LIVING BRIEFSOil-spill concerns addressed WednesdayCudjoe Key resident Phil Goodman, who, as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, deployed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, will present the potential causes of a spill in the Florida Keys and what impact it could have during a talk in Key Largo on Wednesday.His talk is the second in the 23rd annual lecture series Delicate Balance of Nature sponsored by Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Its at 7:30 p.m. at the visitor center at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, mile marker 102.5 oceanside. Doors open at 7 p.m. Questions? Call Elena Muratori at 451-1202.3 quit-smoking sessions plannedThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center has scheduled three stopsmoking clinics, one each in the Lower, Middle and Upper Keys, in the coming weeks. The first is from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Guidance Care Center, mile marker 49.5 oceanside in Marathon. Then on Jan. 18, theres one from 10 a.m. to noon at the Monroe County Health Department, 50 High Point Road, Tavernier; and another the same day the same hours at the Big Pine Vineyard Community Church, 100 County Road. To register, call 7437111, or just show up.


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, January 11, 2014 Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. Lone Survivor (R): 1:15, 4:15,7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R): 1:30, 4:30,7:30 and 10:30 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) 1:20, 4:20 7:20 and 10:10 p.m. American Hustle (R): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:20 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 Her (R): 1:30, 4:05, 6:35 and 9:05 p.m. Wolf of Wall Street (R) 2:15, 5:45 and 9:15 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.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 Grudge Match (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 1:25, 4:15 7:05 and 9:55 p.m. Lone Survivor (R) 1:35, 4:20 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. 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. American Hustle (R): 12:45, 3:50, 6:55 and 10:00 p.m. Keys Movie Times 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. McKenzie Petroleum Fish MonsterJanuary 18 and 19 Bayview Park, Key WestRain or Shine FREE ADMISSION Pop arts Max showsPeter Max, perhaps the best-known pop and psychedelic artist of his generation, brings his colorful works to Key West for a show this week that includes sort of a sub-show of his paintings of Marilyn Monroe. Previews are Jan. 11 and the exhibition itself extends through Jan. 19 at DuRubeis Fine Art of Metal Galleries, 511 Duval St. Receptions with Max are planned for 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18, and 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19. Max has assembled a collection of his most-revered imagery spanning four decade, from his iconic popart designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of his design for the cruise ship Breakaway. In the sub-show of his works of Marilyn Monroe, Max uses an iconic photograph of this Hollywood legend taken by the great fashion photographer Milton Greene, whose well-known friendship with Monroe produced these gorgeous photographs. The artist brings his unique colors and brushstrokes to this new body of work, dramatically lighting up and bringing a whole new perspective to Greenes renowned images, promoters say. The entire exhibit is sort of a retrospective of Maxs works. Hes painted for five U.S. presidents and his art is on display in presidential libraries and U.S. embassies across the globe. He has been the official artist of five NFL Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, the World Series, the U.S. Open, the Indy 500, the New York City Marathon and the Kentucky Derby. He also designed the first 10-cent postal stamp. Max, born in Germany in 1937, emerged in the art world in the 1950s from the New York Art Students League, alongside Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollack, Cy Twombly and Norman Rockwell. He struck fame in the 1960s and 1970s with his unique, colorful way of capturing images. The Key West exhibit features his iconic and bestknown pieces, among them Statue of Liberty, the Flag pieces, Umbrella Man and the Cosmic Runner. There will also be presentations of his celebrity portraiture.Exhibition has sub-show of Monroe worksKEY WEST This painting of Marilyn Monroe was done through the photographic lens of Milton Greene.


Saturday, January 11, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 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 Its pickintime at the BaygrassAhot and lively roster of pickinmusicians is to play from midday into the night during the second annual Baygrass Bluegrass Music Festival, planned for Jan. 19 in Islamorada at the Founders Park amphitheater, mile marker 87 bayside. The invited musicians blend the best of traditional and new-generation bluegrass as well as offering some tasty variations on the genre. Island Community Entertainment produces the show. Highlights include Nashvilles acoustic Helen Highwater String Band; the traditional banjo and contemporary mandolin of Mark Johnson and Emory Lester; Mandolin Oranges bluegrass, rock and country melodies; the outlaw bluegrass of Grandpas Cough Medicine; traditional Americana and folk from South Floridas Grey Lily; and more. Music is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adonation of $10 per adult and $5 per youth is requested. Bluegrass is real American music, and its safe to say that this year we have some of the best players in the genre, said David Feder, ICE president. This festival was so outstanding last year that we decided to include an additional day of jamming so more folks could get in on the fun. That day is on Jan. 18 and will include a free welcome party, barbecue, mini concert and musiciansjam. Pickers should bring their instruments to join in offstage jam sessions going on both days of the event, Feder said. Avariety of vendors will be selling food, drinks, jewelry, crafts and the like. Those attending can bring blankets and lawn chairs, but coolers are not permitted.Bluegrass fest takes over park in Upper KeysISLAMORADA 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 01/10 -THURS.1/16 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)1:25; 4:15; 7:05; 9:55 Lone Survivor (R)1:35; 4:20; 7:10; 9:55*Wolf of WallStreet (R)12:15; 4:00; 7:45Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG)1:35; 4:20; 7:15; 9:55 American Hustle (R)12:45; 3:50; 6:55: 10:00 ** Friday & Saturday onlyThe Helen Highwater String Band is among those headlining the Baygrass Bluegrass festivalNow gathering: AFew Good MenAstage treatment of the military courtroom drama AFew Good Men, made popular by the 1992 film by the same name starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, is reporting for duty at the Marathon Community Theater. It opens Jan. 16 and plays weekends through Feb. 8. Its the story of military lawyers at a court martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy. Arookie Navy lawyer, played by Dale Coburn, is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects an easy plea bargain. But prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer makes a valiant effort to defend his clients. The play raises the questions of what it means to have honor, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and ran for nearly 500 performances on Broadway in 1989. Besides Coburn (in the role played in the movie by Cruise), the cast includes Stacey Venzel as Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway (Moores role), John Schaefer as Lt. Col. Nathan R. Jessup (Nicholsons role), Neil Anguilo, Eric Rolfe, Bob Rowand, Kevin Eick, Abraham Vallejo, John Galjanic, Mike Wagner, Marty Dillis, Jerry Nussenblatt, James Chaplin, Jeff Hutt and William Dylan Ferrell. Prior to each performance, theater patrons can enjoy the art exhibit Island Images by local photographer Liz Montgomery in the theater gallery. She will host a reception from noon to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26. Performances are Jan. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31; and Feb. 1, 2 (3 p.m. matinee) 6, 7 and 8. Curtain time is 8 p.m.; doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $20 (a locals discount is being offered for the Jan. 18 show). There also are discounts for groups and military members. For tickets call 743-0994 or stop by the box office at 5101 Overseas Highway, around mile marker 49.Military drama takes the stage in Middle KeysMARATHON


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, January 11, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN 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 A d# 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 De p artment, 241 Trumbo p Road, Key West, FL 33040. A ll 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 A d# 847650 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 3rd 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 & sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, AMENDED PLAT OF COPPITT SUBDIVISION (A RESUBDIVISION OF PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 116) LOCATED IN GOVERNMENT LOT 5, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 67 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST, BIG COPPITT KEY, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 280 AVENUE F, BIG COPPITT, FLORIDA 33040 Pursuant to ORDER entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-AR6, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR6, UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 1, 2006 Plaintiff vs. ROSELINE D HAITI, et. al Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2010-CA-477-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 20th day of November, 2013 A MY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any p erson claimin g as interest in pg 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-05243 OCN Published January 11, 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 847661 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44-2009-CA-000394-M BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. NICHOLAS J. WIELANDER; SUSAN WIELANDER A/K/A SUSAN J. WIELANDER; COCO PLUM BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2013, and entered in Case No. 44-2009-CA-000394M, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and NICHOLAS J. WIELANDER; SUSAN WIELANDER A/K/A SUSAN J. WIELANDER; COCO PLUM BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, AT 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA 33040, at 11:00 A.M., on the 10th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, BLOCK 9, COCO PLUM BEACH SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 166, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of November, 2014. AMY HEAVILIN As Clerk of said Court By Tammy L. Marciel As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (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 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-15597 BU Published January 11, 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 847670 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2012-CA-000668K BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL SKOGLUND, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA-000668K of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 28 day of January, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5 AND LOT 6, SQUARE 20, SANDS SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 65 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME VIN CY3G1172 TITLE 17106030 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. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, 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 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated AT KEY WEST, Florida this 19th day of December, 2013 Shonta McLeod AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published January 11, 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 849598 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-86-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF MILTON F. DABBERT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Milton F. Dabbert, deceased, whose date of death was December 17, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 11, 2014. Personal Representative: Nancy D. Warner 57365 Morton Street Marathon, FL 33050 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: richard@rewarnerlaw.com Published January 11, 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 849659 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/24/2014, 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. CF2370H 1970 CARIB JM1DE1HY7B0126989 2011 MAZDA Published January 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 851620 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Art in Public Places Committee Monday, January 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Gato Building 1st Fl., 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Board of Directors Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Murray Nelson Government Center, Rm. 204, 10200 Overseas Hwy., Marathon Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published January 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 851654 Meeting Notice The Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Islander Resort, Islamorada (MM 82.1). The Visit Florida Keys Corporation will also convene during this meeting. All Tourist Development Council 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 this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 2924441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published January 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! 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 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. AMYHEAVILIN,Clerk andexofficioClerkoftheBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida PublishedKeynoter12/21/13,12/28/13,1/4/14and1/11/14 Keys InfoNet.com CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551


Saturday, January 11, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Ad# 851756 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 11, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ALL AMERICAN ROAD (WAYFINDING) SIGNS MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published January 11, 2014 Florida Keys KeynoterLOST 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 11th, 9AM 12 PM. Lots of various items. GRASSY KEY MM 59 Annual Lion Lair MH park wide garage sale. Sat, 8am ? Something for everyone! MARATHON ESTATE SALE Sat., 8AM ? LR, BR sets, hshold goods, refrig + more. ALL MUST GO! 8050 Gulfstream, off Aviation Blvd. COOK TOP STOVE, GE Self cleaning, almost new. Stainless. $350. 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.GOLF CART WANTED Call 305-923-4175 MARATHON 1100 sf. 2 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen & bath. All tiled. Dock, 60 free flowing canal w/HD davits. $265,000. 305-849-05074/2HomeForRent 4/2 upstairshomeforrentinKey Largo.doublelotfencedin yard. homeownwerspark.W/D. Utilitiesandcableincluded. MM100B/S Petsok.Yearlease.F/L/S. $1,850305-834-6277KEYLARGOMM96 HOME FORRENT.Upstairs 1Br/1BaPorch,Unfurnished NoPetsF/L/S900month+Util 3056190305KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 CANAL FRONT! 2 BR / 2 BA MM 99 O/S duplex, dockage available. Water, electric & cable included. $1600 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495 2 BR / 1.5 BA MM 88 Premium, newly renovated condo. Unfurn. $1400 / mo. F/L/S. Avail. Feb. 1st. Long term, no pets, no smoking. Condo Approval Pending. Mature residents preferred. Call (305) 852-8477 MARATHON 1BR, 1BA mobile home. On the water! $900/mo., F/L/S. (305) 743-5623Oceanside KEYLARGO MM96.Directoceanaccess. Partlyfurnished.2BR,2BA. 10Kboatlift.Updated.Petsok. only$1,850561-236-9317KEY 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 MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. $700 + electric, cable. $500 deposit. 305-900-0113 MM 101.7 OCEANSIDE Effcy apartment for single occupant. All utils included. $700/mo. First & Last. 451-4122MM 96.3 O/S STUDIO for sgl. occupant. 22 long scrn. porch W/D, fully furn incl hi def. TV & WiFi. $1050 / mo. incl. util. No pets / no smoking F/L/S. (305) 853-3779CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON 912 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. Excellent visibility & frontage on hwy. $1475/mnth + tax. (305) 900-0113. RetailorOfficespaceonBig PineKey Locationwith highwayexposureatMM31 ContactMarty$875305-3943563amabaird@gmail.comExperienced Bookkeeper Immediate F/T position in Big Pine (Tues-Sat). Must be proficient in MS Excel & Access with strong attention to detail. Background check required. Send resume to seacamp2002@aol.com. Attn: Bus Mgr or fax 305-872-2555 FINANCE ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS PAYABLE High school diploma required with a minimum of two years of experience in processing accounts payable. The salary is $ 32,313.00. Must be detail oriented and exhibit a high degree of accuracy. Work includes coding of invoices, obtain required approvals, match invoices with POs and other required documentation, verifies supporting details for each transaction appropriate for audit trail, data entry, processing checkruns, contact vendors, and other duties. Ability to use microcomputer applications to complete the functions. Applicants must fill out the online pre-application at: www.keysso.net and Submit resumes to cslebodnick@keysso.net or fax to (305) 292-7159. harles Slebodnick at the Monroe County Sheriffs office at (305) 292-7044. EEO/AAP MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER Keys Federal Credit Union Seeking an experienced and motivated mortgage loan originator in the Middle and Upper Keys. Must have up-to-date knowledge of conventional loan requirements and regulatory compliance, with a proven track record of successful sales. Salary with volume based commission. Excellent benefits package. High school diploma or equiv. req.; college degree preferred. Visit keysfcu.org/keys_career.php to obtain an application. Send application/resume to hr@keysfcu.org or fax to 293-6056. E.O.E.CUSTOMER SERVICE position open at Marina Tackle Shop Office. Friendly attitude & attention to detail a must. Send resume to: bnmfm@budnmarys.comMonroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. WANTED FULL TIME FIRE Extinguisher & System Tech. No exp. req., on the job training. Safe driver, Class E. Self motivated, able to work alone, mechanical skills a plus. Email resume to: monroecountyfireequipment@ gmail.com 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.POOL TECHNICIANneeded. Clean driving record. Must be available Saturdays. Middle Keys. Call 849-5934Temporary PT or FT General Laborer for new business venture in Marathon. Includes light construction and landscaping. Long-term employment possible. $10-$12 per hour. No Drugs/Alcohol. Please call 305-743-2247 x3 for more information. CERTIFIED HHA Fri., Sat, & Sun. Flexible hours. $17/hr. Call 631-831-0879 OPENHOUSESaturday,Jan.11 1:004:00pmOrcallforprivateshowing58477MortonStreetGrassyKey $2,950,000 Protecteddockage,pool&tennis highlightthisdirectGulffront estatewithstunninginterior.LoriBender,CDPE PremierePlusRealty239-234-0387 ComeseewhyI havesoldover 1200homes! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY WORLDWIDESPORTSMAN 81576OverseasHighwayIslamorada,FL33036 Fax:305-517-2618jcfernandez@basspro.comThemostuniquesportsfishing,tackle&apparelstore intheKeysisseekingenthusiasticAssociatestojoinourteam: MAINTENANCEASSOCIATEExperienceinthetradesdesiredSALESASSOCIATEFishing/TackleDepartmentMustbeexperiencedandabletoworkvariedshifts includingeveningsandweekends.Thesepositions areparttimeandareavailableimmediately. Sendresumeorapplyinperson.DrugFree/EqualOpportunityEmployer POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits. ClientAdvocateAssistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.MarathonJob#257.BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit. PartTime#252 Fulltime#323 ProgramCoordinator,PersonalGrowthCenter, Marathon.#354 Providesdailysupervisionofstaffandmonitorsservice deliverytoadultsinthePsychosocialRehabilitationDay Program.BA/BSrequired. DriverMarathon#400 Maintainsanddrivesvanstotransportclients. CDLw/passengerendorsementrequired.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply FullTimeHousekeeperExceptionalLiving,ExceptionalPeoplePlantationKeyHealth&RehabiliationCenterin Tavernier,isseekingaFullTimeHousekeeper. FlexibleSchedule.Nights&weekendsamust. Toapplyfortheposition,pleasesubmityour resumetotgraham@plantationkeync.com CityofMarathonPlannerPleaseseewebsiteforjobdescription:www.ci.marathon..us MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Deliverournewspapers 7daysaweekbetween 4 : 0 0a.m.and 7:0 0a.m.in Marathon P otentialIncomeof$350 perweek F ormoreinformationcall Carterat(305)440-3208Needtomake someextracash? PartTimeReceptionistExceptionalLiving,ExceptionalPeoplePlantationKeyHealth&RehibilitationCenterin Tavernier,isseekingaparttimereceptionist. Mustbeabletomulti-task.Nights&weekendsa must.Previousphoneexperienceaplus. Toapplyfortheposition,pleasesubmityour resumetotgraham@plantationkeync.com MYC,amember-ownedprivateclub,ishiring aMD.TheMDwillberesponsibleforimplementingplansandcreatingresultstoincreaseandretain membership.Akeycomponentofthispositionis publicrelationsandabilitytoeffectivelynetwork andrepresenttheClubinthelocalcommunity, nationalandinternationaltargetmarkets. Candidateshouldhaveexceptionalwrittenand verbalskills.ReportstoClubManager.See FLCMAA.ORGcareeropportunitiesformoreinfo. Available1/4/14.FAXresumeto(305)7434042oremailto:tony@marathonyachtclub.com MEMBERSHIPDIRECTOR(MD)(MYC) Deliverournewspapers 7daysaweekbetween5:30a.m.and 7:30a.m.inKeyWest PotentialIncomeof$3 5 0perweek F ormoreinformationcall Carterat(305)440-3208Needtomake someextracash? MakingaDifferencewithChildren&FamiliesFullCaseManagerMiddle/UpperKeysProvidedirectcasemanagementservices (voluntaryandcourtordered)tochildren,birth families,fosterfamiliesandprimarycaregiver(s) inthehomesetting,daycare,preschool,and/or schooltoensuretheyreceiveservices appropriatetotheirneeds,andcontinuityof carefocusedonresolvingorpreventingthe issuesofchildabuseorneglectandachieving permanency.PositionrequiresBachelors degreeinSocialWorkorrelatedfieldFordetailedjobdescriptionsvisitwesleyhouse.org Sendapplication/resumetoHR@wesleyhouse.orgor stopby1304TrumanAve.KeyWest.Competitivesalaryplusgoodbenefits. WHFSisanEEOCEmployerandDrugFreeWorkplace Keys InfoNet.com Keys InfoNet.com


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday, January 11, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: P/T/ MEDICAL ASST. needed in busy Tavernier office. For more information please call (305) 853-5151. Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Maintenance Technician Full Time Experienced Line Cook Front Desk Clerk P/T Bartender Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free Workplace Bookkeeper / Front Desk Asst. Manager combo position, Quick books, conscientious detail oriented non-smoker for Key Largo Dive Resort MM 104, email resume to: amyamoray@aol.com HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATE for condo rentals in KCB. Must have customer service, office, computer experience. Parttime. Email resume and qualifications to: admin@marathonresort.com HOUSEKEEPER for small resort in Long Key. Dependable and able to work weekends. Must be able to speak & understand English. Please call 305-664-4740 daily between 9-5 or email info@limetreebayresort.comRESORT HELP Immediate opening! Front Desk Reservations Dock Hand/General Maintenance Marathon, 305-797-1707Dishwasher, Full Time. Also Prep Cook. Great Pay! Apply in person Leigh Anns Coffee House, 301 Sadowski Causeway, KCB. 743-2001 EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon.Experienced wait staff and line cook needed for breakfast & lunch. Must know grill, min 5 yrs exp. Apply in person 1240 O/S Highway, Marathon, FL. Ask for Angelo. IMMEDIATE HIRING Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner Breakfast & Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.Now Hiring, Part & Full Time: Servers with experience, Bussers, and Dishwashers. Apply in person to Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. NOW HIRING: SERVERS, LINE COOK & SERVER Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon SERVERS F/T or P/T Private Yacht Club in Marathon seeking professional well groomed servers. Must have at least 3 yrs. exp in food industry ref. reqd. Good salary/benefits Fax resume 305-289-2076 AreaSalesManager PerformanceFoodservice Miamihasanopportunityfor AreaSalesManagersinthe UpperKeysandKeyWest areas.Musthave1to3years foodservicedistributionexp.If interested,pleaseapplyonline towww.pfgc.com.EOE305953-4900ELECTRICAL GAS & MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN for restaurant & commercial laundry equip. repair, Marathon. Expd preferred but will train right person. Must have valid D.L. & tools. 743-0086 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. Part Time Security Guard needed in Marathon. Security license needed. Call 305-684-0033captainworkwanted owner operatorof65ftcommercial fishboatinnewengland, seeksworksaroundthe marathonareaforwinter months,100tonunlimited radarendorsedtowingcoast guardlicensemerchant marinerssctwcertifiedclean sober20+ yearsfvmerit@optonline.net 516-459-9603 fvmerit@optonline.netWANTED: History (American or World) professor/teacher to prep advanced 8th grader who wishes to attend Oxford for history section of SAT 2 with in depth comparative analysis and rhetorical discussions. Late afternoons or early evenings. Call Tim, 305-619-7756 1998 PURSUIT 247 CC T-150 Yamahas. Trailer. Loaded. Low $20s OBO. 419-356-3901 19 Wellcraft Fishermen console, 85 HP Suzuki. with trailer, $4950, also 22 Aquasport, 115 Yamaha, trailer, $5450. 309-678-7744, 23 FORMULA "B" BRACKET 200 HP YAMAHA $6800. (305) 852-1770 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 43Fish/DiveBoat 200343 Fish/Diveboat,with485hp CummingsQSM-11,Seriously forsale,ownerhasnewboat. LocatedinPalmBch,call Jim@954-296-7303ask $159k$159,000954-2967303 yachtwizard@yahoo.com24 Columbia Sailboat 1968 New: roller furling, O/B motor. Good liveaboard. $3,000 OBO. MM 99 oceanside. Dockage available. 305-942-3055 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3055 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. 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COMMUNITYHEALTH of SOUTHFLORIDA,INC.(CHI) Private,non-profitcorp.Isproudtoannounceournewest locationat91200OverseasHighway,Tavernier,Florida.Wenowhavethefollowingpositionsavailable:CertifiedNurseMidwife,F/T.Job#887 PatientCareTechnicianOB/GYN,F/T.Job#888 Gynecologist(OB/GYNPhysician)F/T.Job#890 CareCoordinator,F/T.Job#891 NurseII-Family,F/T.Job#892 PatientFinancialServiceSpecialist,F/T.Job#893 PatientCareTechnician,F/T.Job#895 Pediatrician,F/T.Job#898 EnvironmentalServiceWorker,F/T.Job#899 Therapist(MentalHealthSpecialistII),P/T,Job#9676 BehavioralHealthConsultant(MentalHealthSpecialistII),F/TJob#9677 StaffPsychiatrist,P/T.Job#9679 CaseManager(MentalHealthSpecialist-1,P/T.Job#9680Competitivesalary&excellentbenefits.AffirmativeAction/E.O.E. Preferenceandappoinmentswillbegiventoeligibleveteransandspouses. Applyinperson,on-lineatwww.chisouthfl.org,call,orfaxresume: CHI10300SW216St.,Miami,FL33190; Ph:(305)252-4872;Fax:(305)254-4987; TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. L L oveRetail? 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AllviablecandidatesforemploymentwithDAShavetocompletethestate coalitionmandated24hourCoreCompetencyTrainingscheduledforJanuary13, January14,andJanuary16,2014beforeemploymentcanbegin.Traininghours forthethreedayswillbe8:30am-5:30pmatIberiaBank,Marathon,Florida. Sorry,thereisnovariationavailableonthetrainingschedulefortheCore CompetencyTrainingscheduledforJanuary13,14,and16,2014. ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 ELECTRIC Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. 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