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Assistant State Attorney Breezye Telfair, from Miami-Dade County, told Garcia before sentencing that Ferro should go to prison for the rest of his natural life.One of Ferros attorneys, Carlos Gonzalez, said he and his colleagues will appeal the sentence.Fridays hearing contained hours of emotional testimony from friends and family of both Ferro and Butler. Each side of the aisle inside the Plantation Key Courthouse was filled with supporters of the two young men.It was clear from the proceedings that both men had more in common than they probably thought in the short moment in time they knew each other, even though they came from vastly different backgrounds Ferros family is wealthy and owns the popular Hollywood eatery Nicks Bar and Grill. Butler grew up poor in Key West.But testimony given on Friday showed that both men grew up surrounded by close families and a large group of friends. They were both charismatic, and their respective peers wanted to be around them. Now, each family is devastated one can never see their son and brother again; the other can, but only in the visitation wing of a yetto-be-named state prison.This tragedy has broken both of our families apart, Gina Ferro, Nicholas Ferros older sister, said from the witness stand Friday. Garcia said both mens lives are ruined because a chance meeting on a cornerDefendant seeks forgiveness from the family of the man he killedBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com IN THE COURTSPhoto by DAVID GOODHUENicholas Ferro stands before Judge Luis Garcia at his sentencing on Friday. THE GREEN BERETSPhoto by LARRY BENVENUTIU.S. Army Sgt. Maj. John Thies (left) and Maj. Samuel Kline on Thursday talk about their experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq at St. Columba Episcopal Church as part of the Friends of the Marathon Library speaker series. Kline commands the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West. Thies, stationed there, was among the first 36 Green Berets to land in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Historian Eyster dies at age 95Irving Eyster, a renowned Florida Keys historian and expert on Indian Key, died Thursday at age 95. Preserving history was his life, daughter Barbara Edgar said Friday. He often said the past belongs to the future but only the present can preserve it. Eyster chronicled the historic settlement on Indian Key, founded the Matecumbe Historical Trust, helped save the San Carlos Institute in Key West through the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board, compiled a large collection of island artifacts and was a leading advocate for statewide preservation of Floridas historic sites. And theres so much more, Edgar said. Eyster taught archaeologyHe had passion to preserve the Florida Keys pastISLAMORADA EYSTERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSpring Break Court returnsLooking ahead to early March and the annual college Spring Break, Key West Mayor Craig Cates is calling for a crackdown on drinking at public beaches, which fits with City Com missioner Tony Yanizs initiative to bring back Spring Break Court. Held between 1991 and 2007, Spring Break Court was convened with participation from local law enforcement, prosecutors and judges. It was designed to give minor offenders an opportunity to avoid further court proceedings and a record by paying a $40 fine and performing eight hours of community service, mostly cleaning up trash along the city streets. Diminishing need saw it cancelled. Offenses covered include things such as using fake ID, urinating in public and underage drinking. This allows the cops to give someone a notice to appear and kind of helps with the underage drinking and at the same time we get a workforce, Yaniz said at Tuesdays City Commission meeting. The only reason itIts for minor offenses like having fake IDBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTSee Court, 2ASee Eyster, 2ARagnar fills Overseas Highway todayHaving legged their way from Key Biscayne, distance runners in the Ragnar Relay through the Florida Keys should be headed from Marathon this morning toward the finish line in Key West.The third annual RagnarFlorida Keys drew a sold-out field of 500 relay teams comprising about 6,000 runners and support crew. Only one person from each team (numbering four to 12 people) runs at any time. Team members follow in support vehicles and make exchanges at designated points along the 197-mile route. The race started around 5 a.m. Friday.After the relay caused traffic jams the past two years, most notably in the Lower Keys, efforts have been made to limit the effects on normal traffic, say race organizers and Monroe County Sheriffs Office commanders. Weve worked on planning for this since last year, said Capt. Don Hiller, Lower Keys commander for the Sheriffs Office. Our biggest concern has been to keep traffic flowing, and Ragnar has been receptive to our needs and problems. They used to have support vans following people, driving at a crawl, the captain said. They know thatPolice, race officials say rules tightenON U.S. 1By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Photo by REBECCA BABICZ/RAGNAR RACING SERIESRunners in the Ragnar Relay through the Florida Keys get started on the 197-mile trek on Friday on Key Biscayne. It ends today in Key West.See Ragnar, 2ASee Ferro, 3A
didnt continue was because there werent enough arrests. I think its a good thing. Im looking forward to giving this try, beginning in March, probably for two to three weeks at the height of the Spring Break.As for drinking on the beaches, Cates added, Im going to say right here for the record, I will not support open containers on our beach this year. Its not legally allowed there and we should not allow it. It just causes problems.Yaniz said he has gotten support from Monroe County State Attorney Catherine Vogel and County Judge Wayne Miller, among others. In the last incarnation, Judge Peary Fowler presided over Spring Break Court.In 2012, Key West received the dubious distinction of being listed on website Coed Magazines list of the top 10 trashiest Spring Break destinations in the country.Its criteria was the presence of one or more Hooters restaurants (there is no Hooters in Key West); the number of strip clubs, tattoo parlors and liquor stores there are; whether the city hosts an annual motorcycle week; and whether film crews from Girls Gone Wild produce footage there.The annual hard-partying Spring Break, centered in Key West but countywide, is the next big tourism spike on the horizon for Monroe County.Court to be in sessionFrom Court, 1A KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, February 8, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8471 SUN.8069 MON.7871 TUES.8275 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. 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The seven suspected migrants were then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Richard Etheridge which was called to the scene. OPEN HOUSEFebruary 8 & 9Noon to 3pm Both Days 59773 Paradise Place Grassy KeyStop by and see this fabulous boater's vacation dream home! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 85' seawall on a clean canal. Two lots from open water and a beautiful view from living room. $349,000 Call Marcie Wammack (305) 304-5300 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ HOPPING Bruce Kavanagh Hopping On February 5, 2014, Bruce Kavanagh Hopping departed this life in Plantation, FL after an extended illness. Born on August 28, 1944 in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Clinic, Bruce was raised in New Jersey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. For the past 30 plus years, Bruce was a career professional in the hospitality industry. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Richard A. Hopping and Joan Kavanagh Hopping, he is survived by his brother Richard Kavanagh Hopping-Larsen and brother in law Edward Larsen-Hopping, his sister Melissa Anne Hopping Miller and his uncle Bruce Stuart Hopping. Burial at sea to be facilitated by the Coast Guard. The family prefers donations be made to VNA and Hospice of the Florida Keys, Inc., 92001 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070 in recognition of their compassionate care. SKOMP Fred Skomp long time resident of Key West, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, 2014. Fred was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Kokomo, IN. Before moving to the Keys Fred was in Upper Management for a new & growing shipping company, UPS in New York City. Fred & his wife Cindy, moved to the Florida Keys & purchased Atlantis Marina on Long Key in 1976. From there Fred & Cindy moved to Key West in 1986 & bought & renovated several private homes before buying & developing Conch Harbor Marina in Key West with business partner the late Joe Roth & afterward developed Hurricane Hole Restaurant & Marina on Stock Island with partner Tim Root. Fred Cindy & son Curtis also started & owned Southernmost Commercial Real Estate from 1992 to 2000. Fred & Cindy traveled the world & sailed all 7 Oceans & Continents. He loved boating, fishing, golfing & time with his family. Fred is preceded in death by father Roy, mother Thelma & brother Russ. Fred is survived by his brother Mark (Kathy) from Chattanooga, TN & sister Phyllis (Richard) from Hillsboro, OH, life partner & wife of 42 years, Cindy, sons Curtis (Mariana) Skomp of Key West, & Christopher (Rhonda) Skomp from Noblesville, IN. Also survived by grandchildren that loved him very much, Mia, Corey, Jacob & Tyler Skomp along with many loved nieces & nephews around the country, extended family in Lima, Peru. Also many great friends in the Keys. A celebration of Freds life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to the SPCA. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements. When they breakSpring Break starts on March 3 for the University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Central Florida, Orlando; Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens; Florida Southern College, Lakeland; and Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers. It starts March 10 for Florida State University, Tallahassee; the University of Miami; and the University of South Florida, Tampa. Florida Keys Community College starts its break March 24. at Florida International University and the University of Miami and anthropology at MiamiDade College, and worked as a Miami-Dade County archaeologist. An Indiana native, Eyster moved to Key West in 1947. He and his wife Jeane moved north to sparsely settled Lower Matecumbe Key in 1952 when Key West got too crowded. He was fascinated by history and museums since boyhood and brought his passion for the past with him to the Keys.The Keys heritage should be kept for the next generation so they know what it was like, Eyster said in 2005. Its something people have forgotten.His survivors include wife Jeane, daughter Barbara and sons Bob and David, all of Islamorada; and grandchildren Cinna mon, Veronica and Evan.Memorial services are being arranged.Eyster dead at age 95From Eyster, 1A cannot happen again. The Ragnar Relay Series agreed to move its popular opening event to February from January to avoid the busy holiday period, and has hired two dozen off-duty deputies to facilitate traffic in the Lower Keys alone. We eliminated some places where the runners would have to cross U.S. 1 and increased signage, said Ragnar official Steve Frazee.Teams can be disqualified if their support vehicles block traffic for non-essential reasons, he said. Not only are our race marshals out there, they know the Sheriffs Office is looking at them, too, Frazee said.Hiller said even with the expected improvements, people are still going to have to be patient.Its always busy at this time of year, and U.S. 1 narrows to two lanes through most of the Lower Keys, he said. A major exchange point at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier was expected to be busy from around 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. today. Runners could reach Florida Keys Marathon Airport today from about 3 through 11 a.m. Sugarloaf School will be active through most of today as the last major exchange point before runners reach Higgs Beach in Key West.Relay todayFrom Ragnar, 1A Few line up for prayersMiddle Keys clergy arent lining up around the block to give invocations to start Marathon City Council meetings. The City Council voted for the policy on Dec. 11, with only Councilman Mark Senmartin voting no. But Mayor Dick Ramsay now leans toward Senmartins view because the first two invocations amounted to what some say is proselytizing for the Christian faith. City Clerk Diane Clavier sent 64 letters to clergy Keyswide to measure their interest in delivering an invocation.We have had two responses to the letter and requested a third clergy member to speak, she wrote in a memo to the council. We have had one offer from a citizen to provide the invocation.Rev. Jeff Cox of the First Baptist Church on 62nd Street in Marathon agreed to give Tuesdays invocation after being contacted. The first two were given by Marathon Church of God Pastor Nick Vaughn, on Jan. 14, and the second by Rev. Bruce Crabtree from Martin Luther Chapel, on Jan. 28.We are seeking direction to either to continue to seek out interested clergy or have the council revise/expand the policy to open the invocation to the general public, or rescind the resolution and revoke the policy it established, Clavier wrote in her memo.The private citizen referred to in the memo is Realtor Bruce Schmitt, an outspoken critic of some city policies. He sent an e-mail to city officials requesting to be added to the list, saying he represents the Church of the Living Dead. Senmartin replied to Schmitt on Wednesday that he wouldnt be allowed to participate. Senmartin said he instructed staff to add Schmitt to the list but was told by City Attorney John Herin thats not allowed. I have since been informed by the attorney that at this time only clergy will be permitted to offer the prayer. I argued, but was told that the resolution was written that way although it could be changed by the council to allow any member of the public to participate if that is what they wanted to do, Senmartin wrote. The resolution instituting invocations contains numerous provisions by which staff can establish the legitimacy of interested clergy. Issues with the practice began immediately, when Vaughn used the word Jesus. as opposed to the broader term God, in his invocation. Vaughn argued he wasnt told to avoid alluding to specific faiths, only not to disparage a faith or proselytize for his own. Crabtree delivered a prayer lasting more than three minutes that didnt allude to any particular faith, but resembled a sermon to some residents. Speaking to God, he said, the principles you have established go beyond the basic laws of science. He alluded to creationism as being behind the universe. Tuesdays council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.64 clergy solicited, 1 respondsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONHernstadt cited for misstepsBlame was put on former Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt on Wednesday for myriad problems related to a planned new city hall. At various points during the special City Council meeting, he was blamed for rushing the project forward, not allowing city staff input and rejecting cost-saving measures suggested by lead architect William Horn. However, Horn was the only person to call Hernstadt by name, and that came only after he was grilled by the council for not speaking up about his concerns. Mayor Dick Ramsay told the Keynoter that he avoided naming Hernstadt on Wednesday because he felt it counterproductive. Still, He should have used all resources available to him and he didnt, which resulted in increased costs to construction on the building. Finance Director Peter Rosasco, normally measured when addressing the council, was emotional during the meeting. He delivered sobering figures to the council that basically said the board needs to drastically reduce the cost of the project. The proposed 15,000square-foot building featuring a 200-seat meeting room/banquet hall had been estimated at roughly $5.5 million. Thats not doable, Rosasco said. He presented a best-case scenario by which the city would be looking at a $55,000 fiscal year 2013-14 infrastructure fund shortfall should city hall be designed, built and furnished for no more than $4.86 million. Thats without pursuing other capital projects. Were going to have to choose which projects are priorities because theres not enough money to do everything wed like to do, Rosasco said. During his presentation, Rosasco repeatedly referred to lack of staff involvement in the project. He said staff raised concerns after Hernstadts departure with just about every aspect of the building.I never envisioned a project less than 15,000 square feet that was going to come in at a price of $375, $400 per square foot. I dont understand those numbers, he said.In fact, both Rosasco and Horn recommended the council throw out proposals from low bidders West Construction Inc. out of Lake Worth and Botsford Overholt Construction from Marathon. The council didnt immediately take that step, electing to pursue Rosascos suggestion to get staff more involved with the project.I was prepared to come in tonight, throw out the bids and have staff go back through everything, Vice Mayor Chris Bull said. Im willing to put it off and have staff have input and bring back recommendations. I think its pretty clear that were really in the hole if we go over $4.5 million for the construction.West Constructions original bid was the lowest at $6.68 million, while Botsford bid $7.14 million. That was the third lowest, but came in second after a 10 percent local preference consideration. The law means that if a bidder comes within 10 percent of the low non-local bid, it would get preference for a contract.Both contractors produced value engineered proposals for the city based on three criteria: Maintain the same elevation and square footage, reduce council chambers to 100 seats, and install only columns and slab for future meeting-room construction.But it appears those proposals were not needed now that staff is readdressing the design with Horn. The council is expected to hear an update at its Feb. 25 meeting.Rosasco, Horn say city staff was shut outBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON CITY HALL RENTING?BUYING? 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YOU WILL HEAR FOR YOURSELF THIS DELICATELY POLISHED COMMAND OF FORMIDABLE ENERGY.MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10SAN PABLO CHURCH 550 122NDSTREET MARATHON, FLTickets available at Centennial Bank/MarathonTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH MILE MARKER 83.25 ISLAMORADA, FLTickets available at Artamorada Gallery at Rain Barrel and Key Largo Art GalleryDoors open 7:00 PM Start time 7:30 PM Tickets available at the door the night of the concert at 7:00 PMFor more information visit www.floridakeysconcerts.comTrio SolistiMiddle Keys: Monday, February 17 Upper Keys: Tuesday, February 18 Jazz Arts Trio featuring Fred MoyerMiddle Keys: Monday, February 24 Upper Keys: Tuesday, February 25Middle Keys contact: (305) 587-9862 Upper Keys contact: (305) 451-0665 or (305) 240-0061UPCOMING CONCERTS in Key West turned into a street brawl.There are two words that describe this case, Garcia said. Unfixable damage.Michael Hall, Butlers brother, said after the hearing that the sentence is fair and just, but during testimony, he addressed Ferro directly saying: I cant speak for the rest of my family, but I forgive you. Fleasher Hall, Butlers mother, said after the hearing that she is at a loss for words. With Gods help, some kind of closure will come. Ferros family declined to comment on the sentence, but Nicholas Ferro addressed the Butler family before sentencing, asking them for forgiveness. Not a day goes by that I dont think about Marquese, Ferro said. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. Ferro, now 27, killed Butler, 23, in the early morning hours of Oct. 31, 2009, during a clash that broke out on the corner of Duval and Caroline Streets between the Broward group and the Key West crew. Sometime in the course of the fight, Ferro pulled out a 2.5-inch pocket knife and plunged it 6 inches into Butlers abdomen.Ferro said he acted in self defense while trying to save his friend Jorge Averoff from a group beating delivered at the hands of Butlers friends. But prosecutors successfully argued that it was Ferro and his friends who were looking for a fight, and that Ferro intentionally stabbed Butler.The six jurors took less than two hours to find Ferro guilty of second-degree murder on Sept. 27. It was his second trial; the first one ended in a hung jury.Garcia Friday saved his harshest words for the drunken mob mentality of Butlers and Ferros friends that led to the fight, and ultimately, Butlers death.You should hang your head in shame, he said.28 years for FerroFrom Ferro, 1A Rosasco firm to conduct searchThere will be no headhunting for the next Marathon city manager. The City Council on Wednesday decided to forego using a recruiting company in favor of Finance Director Peter Rosascos accounting firm doing the search.Tara Morris, human resources director for Bishop Rosasco & Co., conducted the search that eventually led to former Manager Roger Hernstadts hiring in January 2010. Shell do the same this time around, along with city Personnel and Benefits Coordinator Diana Naylor. (Hernstadt resigned to become Marco Islands city manager.)Councilwoman Ginger Snead pointed out that Morris returned quality names to the council last time around and that Rosascos firm is familiar with the community and city staff. They came back with a stack, after they went through it, of 99 resumes. We didnt spend any more with Peter doing it than we [would] with these people, she said.Vice Mayor Chris Bull said hes all for using current staff. He did point out a potential conflict with Rosascos involvement since Rosasco is involved in a possible hotel project at Florida Keys Country Club in Marathon.As long as hes comfortable with it, Bull said. He has a development coming on and doesnt want any influence. We want this to be clean and transparent. That is my only concern. Rosasco said he is open to his company spearheading the search and said he had little to do with the process four years ago.My [human resources] person basically did the entire process. With regard to hiring city managers, its a pretty standard process, he said. Rosasco said Morris and Naylor would advertise the position with the International City/County Management Association, local newspapers and likely the Miami Herald.We do try to focus on people with Florida experience, he said. Its a very valuable thing and knowing Florida statutes is a very valuable thing.Rosasco said his firm billed the city about $9,400 for the previous search. The lowest bid from a recruiting firm was from Norcross, Ga.,based Slavin Management Consultants at $13,825, not counting costs like travel.Hernstadt accepted the Marco Island job after that city hired two search firms to find candidates. Mayor Dick Ramsay recommended the city capitalize on that. That information they gathered is free to us because its all public information. We could tap into their search that they charged Marco Island and get all those applications, he said. Rosasco said the search would likely take between two and three months. The village of Islamorada may have provided Marathon with a qualified local candidate for the manager job. Village Manager Ed Koconis had his contract terminated on Wednesday without cause, apparently because he was at odds with that council over his dual role as Planning Department director.Council decides recruiting firm is not way to goBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON CITY MANAGERKoconis quits as village managerIslamorada Village Man ager Ed Koconis abruptly resigned during a special Village Council meeting Wednesday because he refused to comply with new contract demands by the fivemember council. Koconis had been performing dual roles as planning director, a job he had since 2001, and village manager since 2010. But council members for the past year have stated they wanted him to choose one or the other. Koconis contract allowed him the parachute option of returning to his role as planning director should the Village Council not renew his contract as village manager. In an opening statement at Wednesdays meeting, Koconis said it was clear after talking with each individual council member that this clause would have to go. But he said he was unwilling to part with it. The Village Council voted to terminate his contract without cause early in the two-hour meeting, which, under the contract, automatically allowed Koconis to resume his planning director duties. But when council members repeatedly asked Koconis if he is willing to stay on as planning director, e said no.I think were just done, Koconis told council members.Mayor Ted Blackburn said he was surprised. I dont think any of us intended this to be the outcome of the meeting today, Blackburn told his colleagues on the dais. Some council members, like Vice Mayor Deb Gillis, said they were willing to offer Koconis the manager job with a new, yet-to-be negotiated contract, but they were not willing to give in to his demands that he also receive the severance stipulated in his contract. Under the severance package, Koconis will receive 20 weeks of his $144,200 a year salary which comes out to $53,460. He will also receive 50 percent of his 172 unused sick days, which comes out to $37,160, and he gets all of his vacation time, which is another $13,310. Counting another $3,000 in benefits, the village is spending more than $108,000 on Koconis resignation. In the meantime, Maria Aguilar, who heads the finance department, will be acting village manager until a permanent replacement is chosen.Finance chief Aguilar fills in for nowBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADATwo file for School BoardMonths ahead of the primary election, two candidates have filed to run for Monroe County School Board, one each in District 1 (Key West) and District 5 (Upper Keys).Seeking the Key West seat being vacated by Robin Smith-Martin after four-year one term is Stuart Kessler, chairman of the School Districts advisory Audit and Finance Committee. He was appointed to the committee by board member Andy Griffiths in 2009. In the Upper Keys, Dennis Castaglirone of Key Largo has filed to run for the seat held by board Chairman Ron Martin, former principal of Coral Shores High School in Tavernier. Kessler said hed be well served by the detail-oriented work of the audit committee.Weve been able to uncover and make constructive recommendations to correct the School Districts mishandling of student and taxpayer money. Unfortunately, without actually being a member of the School Board, I have not been able to see these recommendations implemented.Kessler said what he calls financial mismanagement has the effect of depriving our children or their right to a quality education.Kessler, formerly an attorney, was elected five times to the Colonial Board of School Directors in Mont gomery County, Pa., serving from 1985 to 2001. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for Monroe County clerk of the courts.Retired after 42 years in public education working in Broward and Hernando counties, Castaglirone serves on the boards of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and the Key Largo Cultural Center, among others.He said that if elected, his focus would be improving teacher morale while recruiting and retaining quality educators.We have some great educators doing some great things for our kids in Monroe County, he said. Its expensive to live here so pay is important, he said.Martin hasnt said whether hell seek re-election.The primary election, with the candidate qualifying book closing on July 28, is Aug. 26, followed by a general election on Nov. 4. The School Board contest is nonpartisan, so the general election would serve as a runoff if needed.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comELECTION 2014 CASTAGLIRONE KESSLER
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Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYThis building was used to make concrete disks used for planting sponges off Sugarloaf Key from 1912 to 1914. The disk method involved casting a concrete disk about 30 centimeters in diameter and 5 centimeters thick. A small wire was inserted into the center of the disk during casting and was used to hold the sponge cutting to the disk until the cutting could attach itself as it grows.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALDIY gun ranges need regulationLETTERS TO THE EDITORCrazy: Residential gun rangeThe Keynoter reported an alarming fact: Florida law permits urban backyard gun ranges. Florida statute 790.15 regulates where people can discharge firearms. As long as not negligent or reckless, there are no restrictions on setting up a gun range in your backyard (or front yard, for that matter):No standards for the type of backstop or safety protection.No restrictions on the type of firearm that can be used.No restrictions on the type of ammunition that can be used.No requirement to notify the police department in advance so when the neighbors call 911, the police can say, Dont worry, thats your neighbor shooting next door on his makeshift range and we cant do anything about it.No restrictions on time of day or for how long.No restrictions on how close to a school, church or park.Florida statute 790.33 not only preempts any local ordinances involving firearms and ammunition, but if a local elected official tries to regulate firearms and ammunition, the governor has the authority to remove the elected official from office and fine the elected official $5,000 (which he or she must pay personally). Also, if anyone sues the city to overturn the ordinance, the elected official must pay the legal fees and costs.Think of the most crowded urban residential neighborhood and then picture the gun range in a yard. Or think of future criminals coming out to practice their shooting accuracy; assuming they are not convicted felons and the guns arent stolen, there may be nothing the police can do. In 2005, the state attorney general was asked if a county could put more restrictions on the discharge of firearms in communities. The attorney generals opinion seemed to sympathize with the frustration of local officials and the need to protect local health, safety and welfare, but because the Legislature preempted all ordinances involving firearms and ammunition, no further restrictions could be imposed on the discharge of firearms. When will common sense find its way to Tallahassee? Mike Ryan, mayor SunriseConstructions a nightmareKey Largo looks like hell. The citizens of Key Largo endured years of hell when U.S. 1 and neighborhood streets were dug up for sewer lines. No sooner than that was done, the shoulders of U.S. 1 were dug up once again for a drainage system that I have been told will not work well in our ground conditions, and a new bicycle path. The northbound shoulder has been dug up, dirt hauled away, new dirt dumped, pounded and then dug up again. Its never-ending. The businesses on the shoulder have endured filthy, dirty conditions, not to mention the effects on their incomes. Citizens daily play Russian roulette with Bobs Barricades orange barrels when trying to enter or exit U.S. 1. There was an accident at the end of my street Tuesday, probably because of poor visibility of northbound traffic. What tourists driving through ugly Key Largo would want to find a hotel and stay for a while? This mess is hurting our economy, badly. Ive heard that the construction will take at least six more months to complete, which puts us in hurricane season. What a nightmare an evacuation of the Keys would be in these conditions. I would like to know what construction company was awarded this job, the amount of the bid and if it is running on time and budget. Ive seen major roadways completed in less time than its taking to build a bicycle path. When will this nightmare end? Linda Hall Key LargoDont harm elderly with lawThe Florida House will soon vote on proposed legislation that, if not amended, would severely harm our elderly citizens who are being cared for by a family member. A similar bill is in Senate committees.Currently, personal service contracts allow family-member care-givers to be paid by the ill person for their services. Since many such care-givers must leave their jobs or reduce their work hours to devote the time necessary for care-giving, putting unreasonable limits on how much they can make would be a huge financial sacrifice. The Senate version even calls for minimum wage. The proposed legislation, HB 1323 in the House and SB 1748 in the Senate, would also require these care-givers to accurately predict the time they will spend performing their services. That means knowing in advance when and how often the elderly loved one will have to be taken to the hospital and have vital errands run for them. These are impossible to accurately predict when it involves a frail, elderly adult, and our care-givers dont have a crystal ball.The legislation would, in effect, get rid of the contracts. That would mean discouraging at-home care and put more people in nursing homes. This is the opposite of what our new Medicaid reform seeks to encourage. It is always better to have a senior citizen stay at home as long as they can with proper care. The reason lawmakers are considering the changes is the concern by the Florida Department of Children and Families that some people are using personal services contracts to cheat the system by getting paid too much and utilizing these over payments to make the elderly person in their family appear poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. DCF is the agency that determines Medicaid eligibility.All of us want to get rid of fraud, but its important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Thats why Florida elder-law attorneys, who advocate for senior citizens daily, AARP and the Alzheimers Association, have worked with DCF to keep the oversight in Florida reasonable and flexible. All of the organizations are proposing an amendment to the bill that, instead of creating an inflexible law, emphasizes that DCF will make rules governing the contracts. That way, Medicaid eligibility cases can be determined on an individual basis.Creating a new law encourages more big government looking over our shoulders. This is something honest senior citizens dont need. Len Mondschein Past chairman Elder Law Section The Florida Bar MiamiThe case of Big Pine Key man illustrates danger in allowing residential shootingLets see a show of hands from all you folks out there who would like a neighbor to set up a shooting range in his or her back yard and start firing away at any time of the day or night. Dont see a lot of raised hands out there.Guess that has to do with the noise? Or the inconvenience? Or the potential for danger and the risk of errant shots coming over the fence into adjoining properties. Or maybe its just the sheer craziness of it the very idea of freelance, do-it-yourself shooting ranges in residential areas. But this is Florida. Were just crazy about guns. The latest revelation about lax regulation make that no regulation of DIY shooting ranges on private property, regardless of location, serves to prove the point. In case it wasnt obvious already.The story of the gun enthusiast on Big Pine Key with his own personal shooting range makes it clear that such ranges are perfectly legal in the Gunshine State. Even the range owner himself, Doug Varrieur, professes to be concerned about the loose laws governing shooting ranges.Varrieur takes care to lessen the possibility of a ricochet and minimize the danger of a shooting accident or a stray shot, and otherwise appears to be a person keenly aware that guns are dangerous and must be handled with care. But that is beside the point he didnt have to take any precautionary measures at all. The law doesnt require it. Indeed, the law doesnt require much of anything. There is nothing in Florida statute 790.15, covering weapons and firearms, that would forbid DIY ranges, except that anyone firing recklessly or negligently might be guilty of a misdemeanor. What exactly does that mean? Firing at night? How about firing next to a school yard or day-care center? How about inviting your friends over for a round-theclock shoot-a-thon? How about using high-powered rifles and armor-piercing bullets? (Varrieur, for the record, doesnt think those are safe to use at home.) Apparently, no one knows the answers because in their haste to do the National Rifle Associations bidding, the Legislature didnt bother to spell it out. As a result, says Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Its almost the wild, wild West again. And if they have the right license, he adds, anyone firing a fully automatic weapon, a.k.a. a machine gun, technically would not be in violation of anything.Take no comfort in the idea that local authorities can prohibit personal shooting ranges in densely settled municipalities. They cant. State law preempts local ordinances when it comes to the use of firearms in Florida.To settle any doubts about that, the Legislature in 2011, backed by the NRA, created penalties for local lawmakers who try to establish parameters for firearms in their jurisdictions. Floridas lawmakers are devoted to upholding the Second Amendment. No problem. But they should be equally devoted to ensuring public safety. Miami Herald This is the backstop of Doug Varrieurs gun range on his property in the Eden Pines subdivision of Big Pine Key.More lights installedIn an effort to alleviate anxiety surrounding dozens of burglaries near the Key West Cemetery, crews from Keys Energy Services on Wednesday installed 14 new streetlights in the Old Town neighborhood. Statistics provided by Police Chief Donie Lee indicate 40 burglaries, many of occupied homes, between Sept. 15 and Dec. 15. After some downtime, another burglary, this one on Olivia Street, was reported on Jan. 29. And another burglary report came in Thursday, although the victim told police the missing items, two computers and a pair of sunglasses, were discovered gone from a Windsor Lane home last Sunday, according to police spokeswoman Alyson Crean. Police havent found any evidence to suggest a single burglar. Crean said the new lights are the result of concerns aired by residents in a Jan. 8 meeting led by Lee and attended by more than 100 people. Residents of the neighborhoods around the cemetery noted that there were dark areas along some streets, Crean said. Key West police officers immediately surveyed the area and compiled a list of locations in need of better lighting. Those locations are the intersection of Olivia Street and Havana Lane, across from 1122 Petronia St., a vacant part of Havana Lane, 1309 Olivia St., 1418 Newton St., the intersection of Eisenhower Drive and Newton, Gonzalez Lane just off Newton, 711 Georgia St., 803 Georgia St, 824 Georgia St., 910 Georgia St., Florida Street at Olivia, Florida between Pine Street and Olivia, and Florida between Petronia and Newton. Keys Energy spokesman Julio Torrado said the utility paid for the lights. Spokesman Julio Torrado said the power company pays $198.44 for each lights arm, head, sensor and bulb, then amortizes the initial fixture and installment cost over the expected life of the light and recovers it through electric bills. The Police Department has offered a $5,000 for information leading to an arrest or arrests in the burglaries.The goal is to lessen number of burglariesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTCity plans more sewer workOn the verge of completing its $100 million-plus system, the city of Marathon could remain in the sewer construction business much longer than anticipated. As promised to District 120 state Rep. Holly Raschein last month, Gov. Rick Scott included $50 million for Keys wastewater projects in his 2014-15 budget recommendations.If the money is OKd, Marathon and the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District are slated to receive $17 million each. Islamorada would receive $7 million, Monroe County $5 million, Key West $3 million and Key Colony Beach $1 million.The bad news, as city Finance Director Peter Rosasco pointed out to the City Council during a Wednesday meeting, is that Scott is not keen on allowing Keys governments to pay down debt with state money. Scott wants it to fund new projects in hopes of furthering his top priority, to create new jobs. That prompted Rosasco to produce a list of potential new projects totaling $38.83 million that would assure the city receives funding if the Legislature puts the $50 million in its budget. I dont think we want to find ourselves in the situation where money is available and it goes somewhere else, he said. The list includes 11 preliminary projects, none of which have been designed:$9 million to eliminate saltwater intrusion into wastewater pipes.$5.5 million to install a force main pump station and collection system in service area six (Coco Plum).$4 million to install a new wastewater plant on Knights Key and $3 million to install a force main expansion from Knights Key.$3.5 million to expand the area three (Old Town) wastewater plant. The list was compiled with the idea of increasing the ability for the sewer system to produce revenue while decreasing the citys cost of operation. If we dont show up with real projects that make sense and have a real municipal purpose, its going to be real hard to prevail, Rosasco said, referring to a Monday lobbying trip to Tallahassee with Mayor Dick Ramsay.Marathon will be joined on the trip by officials from the Key Largo district, Monroe County, Key Colony Beach and Islamorada.The governors budget is out and theres $50 million for Keys projects. We have to drive it home and make sure it happens this year. We feel optimistic it will, Rosasco said.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
Some flood insurance premiums required under a 2012 law now wont be raised until the fall of 2015 at the earliest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says delays passed by Congress last month will put off higher premiums required by new flood maps. The issue affects hundreds of thousands of homeowners who pay grandfathered, below-market rates to FEMAs National Flood Insurance Program insurance because their homes were in compliance with earlier flood codes. Most properties in the Keys have flood insurance through FEMA. The changes announced Wednesday are required under a 2012 law intended to reform the money-losing federal flood insurance program. But the higher premiums required under the new law have spooked many homeowners living near coastlines or in flood plains, threatening them with, in some cases, multifold increase in their premiums. FEMA was required to delay starting work on implementing new premium increases on grandfathered properties by a provision written by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and attached to last months omnibus spending bill. Other changes would take place as planned, including higher premiums for frequently flooded properties and businesses and on second homes. And people getting subsidized premiums still wont be able to pass them on to people who purchase their homes. The Senate last week passed broader legislation requiring delays of most premium increases on a big bipartisan vote. House Speaker John Boehner (ROhio) said Thursday that the House would address the issue this year, but he does not support the sweeping delays passed by the Senate. Also Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat who represents the Keys and part of Miami-Dade, told a story on the House floor about a Key West family forced out of their home because their landlord raised the rent when his flood insurance increased. The family couldnt pay the higher rent, which Garcias office said was an extra $400 a month. Robin and Derek had to find new jobs in a new town [in Pennsylvania], their young daughter had to be pulled from her childhood home, her friends and her school Garcia said. This is not right, and this legislation cannot wait. We must take up the flood insurance bill today before we see more families forced to walk away from their homes. The effort to bring flood insurance reform to the floor did not succeed. Saturday, February 8, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 40%OFFTAKE AN ADDITIONALClearance MerchandiseValid 2/8/14 2/9/14. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. A clearance item is one that has been reduced at least twice.Key Largo 98200 Overseas Hwy. (M.M. 98-1/2) (305) 852-4515 Marathon 5800 Overseas Hwy. 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Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing Agent Selling Agent Big Pine Key 0 Pelican Ln $39,900$33,000289Preferred Properties/Kelli Van StryFlorida Keys Real Estate/Heather Bennett 1160 Ave A $189,900$198,900241Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen GomezBascom Grooms R.E./Edward SalazarCoco Plum 1700 Avenue H$659,000$632,00076Addvantage R.E. Services/Keith GordonRE/MAX Marathon Vac./Brenda SymondsCudjoe Key 22656 Puerto Bello Dr$548,000$495,000303Century 21 Schwartz/Ron WidmaierRE/MAX Marathon Vac./Joyce ThomasKey Colony 1133 W Ocean Dr $560,000$522,500585American Caribbean/Kathryn RummeryAmerican Caribbean/Kathryn RummeryKey Haven 16 Bamboo Trc$679,000$633,00080Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick LivelyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Rick LivelyKey Largo 120 La Paloma Rd$949,000$885,0001032Property Sales & Invests./Susan FredelIsland Equity R.E./H. Hight, S. Fredel 0 Vacant Land $42,000$35,000392Keys Country Realty & Dev/Ellie DonofrioKeys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio 53 Shoreland Dr$1,499,000$1,300,000245Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Century 21 Schwartz/Carol Chabinak 440 Big Pine Rd$264,000$225,000228Tropical Rlty of the Fla Keys/Wasmund, IvesTr opical Rlty of the Fla Keys/Wasmund, Ives 0 Tarpon Ave* $129,900$95,000184Realty World Freewheeler/Eileen AlburyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren 1008 Dove Rd$529,000$490,000140Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joe TalamasColdwell Banker Schmitt/Carol Brenn 0 Marlin Ave $39,000$32,000124Barbara Eads Realty/Barbara EadsMarr Properties Inc./Terry Canto 110 Marina Ave$366,000$298,00091Tropical Rlty of the Fla Keys/Wasmund, IvesTropical Rlty of the Fla Keys/Renee Wind 98 Marina Ave$355,000$350,00083Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenCentury 21 Schwartz/Linda Perloff 17 Poisonwood Rd$995,000$845,00074Island Equity Real Estate/Terri BodkerIsland Equity Real Estate/Terri Bodker 27 Mockingbird Rd$108,500$93,00060Marr Properties/J. 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RecareyMarr Properties/Terry Canto 206 Indies Rd$128,000$125,00041Century 21 Schwartz/Loretta LawrenceColdwell Banker Schmitt/Carol Herdock 103581 Overseas Hwy$770,000$770,0000Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti, Mist y PaceCentury 21 Schwartz/Misty Pace, Sal LivotiKey West 109 Front St$1,295,000$1,230,000511Compass Realty/Megan BehmkePreferred Properties/Francis Kirwin 408 Duval St (1) $22,689$1,205,067307Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight/GardnerPr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight/Gardner 1110 Petronia St$747,000$700,000303Preferred Properties/Mabry BinnickerBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 1800 Atlantic Blvd$525,000$518,000270Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team MusmannoCompass Realty/Michele Grahl 1500 Atlantic Blvd$925,000$890,000160Beach Club Brokers/Dawn ThornburghDoug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry 1110 Fleming St$299,000$282,500118Truman & Co/Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co /Terri Spottswood 1101 17th Trc$389,900$382,00092Island Group Realty/Margarita VillochCentury 21 All Keys/Julia Besson 760 Washington St$1,985,000$1,917,50041Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas MayberryCompass Realty/Robert Frechette 122 Ann St (1) $1,950$72,00043Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight, GardnerPr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner 3316 Harriet Ave$234,000$234,00015Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoPreferred Properties/Everett Watkins 1430 White St$799,000$800,00015Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetNon-Member Office/Non MemberLong Key 65700 Overseas Hwy$399,900$377,000456Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team BrockIsland Equity Real Estate/Terri BodkerLower Matecumbe 79 Plaza Del Lago$795,000$760,00027Century 21 Schwartz/A. Pridgen, R. SeldenCentury 21 Schwar tz/A. Pridgen, R. SeldenMarathon 0 South Anglers Drive* $249,000$225,000241Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsOutside Of MLS/outside of mls 6099 Overseas Hwy$74,900$55,000204RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonRE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson 7755 Wahoo Dr$949,500$913,250117American Caribbean/Lynn LucasAmerican Caribbean/Lynn Lucas 1134 74th Street Ocean$138,900$135,00063RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jo Ann CookCentury 21 Schwartz/Ben Daniels 6099 Overseas Hwy$89,000$75,00050Coldwell Banker Schmitt/E. ZimmermanIsland Breeze Realty/Laura HuttSugarloaf Key 263 Venetian Way$285,000$270,37574Dolberry Realty/Deirdre PraughtTruman & Co./Leigh RoachUpper Matecumbe Key 83500 Overseas Hwy (1) $1,200,000$1,400,0001081Coldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. KellerOutside Of MLS/outside of mlsVacant Lot Commercial Property (1) Place your business in the SERVICE DIRECTORY starting at ONLY $50 for the whole month! Also goes online at KeysInfoNet.com! 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Fort Street parking plan put on holdFaced with requests for more specifics from the Key West City Commission, City Manager Bob Vitas on Tuesday withdrew a proposed resolution outlining parking regulations for a new city-owned lot on Fort Street. Last month, commissioners approved a $347,924 contract to Douglas N. Higgins to construct the lot, situated between residential Bahama Village, the Truman Waterfront park property and Naval Air Station Key Wests Truman Annex. The plan is for 46 vehicles spaces (including two compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act), 14 scooter spaces, landscaping and lighting. During a Jan. 22 discussion, the commission directed city staff to bring back a resolution defining the use of the parking lot as free for residents of Bahama Village who display passes or stickers but for a fee to visitors. The resolution presented Tuesday week contemplated free parking under the existing residential parking program, which allows anyone with a Monroe County license plate or anyone who buys a $6.25 residential parking permit to park in a spot marked residential. Commissioner Clayton Lopez, whose District 6 includes the lot, said parking is considerably exacerbated in the neighborhood. Im looking for a benefit to the residents there.But Commissioner Mark Rossi argued that if its being built out of the general fund, people from my district will get to park there for free.Every area of the city does not have this kind of opportunity, Lopez said. This is an opportunity we have in this particular area and thats why Im trying to make it happen. From there, the discussion broadened to include the entire residential parking program, long a point of divergent opinion, and Vitas ultimately withdrew his plan for Fort Street for reworking. Parking is not a simple issue, He said. Its going to take a lot of time from staff. He suggested limiting the residential program to just people who live in Key West. Thats a simple way to address this Monroe County issue. You can come down here and park anywhere with that tag. Its defeating the purpose. Thats just my objective opinion.The issue: Free for some or for all?By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday, February 8, 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 Historic landmark in the Keys since 1954New Owners, New Chefs, a whole new delicious menu!All food HOMEMADE to perfection American, Seafood and GREEK dishes (homemade Baklava and Key Lime Pie!) Open EVERYDAY 6:30am to 9:00pm for BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER!1240 Overseas Hwy. MM 47.5 Marathon, FL305-743-4481www.7-Mile-Grill.com Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence! Homeless count: 693Monroe Countys population of homeless men, women and children has increased slightly since January 2013, according to preliminary results of the Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum of Cares so-called point-intime survey that were released Thursday. During a physical count on Jan. 28, volunteers surveyed 693 homeless people, with 393 of them, 57 percent, being counted in one of the emergency shelter beds operated by socialservice organizations in the Florida Keys. A final detailed report, including breakout figures from Key West, the Lower Keys, Marathon and Upper Keys, as well as specific demographic details, is due out March 15, according to Continuum of Care Chairman Scott Pridgen. The point-in-time survey is used in applications for state and federal funding for homeless needs and to help nonprofits tailor services those in need. The 2013 survey showed 658 homeless people countywide, with 353, 54 percent, taking advantage of emergency overnight shelter.The specifics to be released on March 15SOCIAL SERVICESKeynoter Staff Board tightens vote on ship-channel changesAny effort to make changes to the shipping channel into the Southernmost City, including dredging, will have to be approved by a so-called supermajority vote of the Key West City Commission, the board decided Tuesday.That means five of seven commissioners would have to vote to alter the channel. The vote was 6-1 vote, with Commissioner Mark Rossi dissenting. To change the supermajority requirement, a supermajority of the commission would have to OK it.In November, city residents, by a 74 percent margin, rejected a referendum asking whether the city should request the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do an analysis of widening the channel to allow bigger cruise ships.Unless approved by a supermajority vote of the city commission, the city shall not take any action individually or in cooperation with any person or entity which could result in the widening, deepening or other alteration of Key Wests main ship channel, says the new rule, sponsored by Commissioner Teri Johnston.KEY WESTKeynoter StaffKEY WEST This vacant lot between Fort Street and the Seminole Battery on Naval Air Station Key Wests Truman Annex is the future site of a 46-space parking lot. Key West city staff is working on a program that would allow residents of adjacent Bahama Village to park for free while accommodating paid parking for visitors. Keys InfoNet.com
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS DAILY! OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! The castawayA fisherman who says he was lost at sea for a year was rescued the past week. Is his story of survival believable? Story, 4BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Lady Hurricanes romp over LaSalleNo rust showed Thursday at Coral Shores High as the softball Lady Hurricanes returned from a missed year with a 22-4 opening victory over visiting LaSalle. It turned out great, especially for our first game back, said new head coach Alena McNew. The girls are excited. A shortage of players caused the Lady Canes to skip the 2013 season, but the 2014 squad looked ready to run Thursday against an overmatched LaSalle squad with a shortage of quality pitching. Coral Shores junior Pookie del Pino, a likely college prospect, batted cleanup for the Canes. At shortstop, del Pino turned a double play and made a diving catch. Rookie pitcher Dani Christmas earned the decision for Coral Shores. Christmas only started playing the position in recent practices after the expected starter became unavailable. Im very proud of Dani, McNew said. Shes a new pitcher but stepped up and did an excellent job. Ileana Garcia served as battery mate behind the plate. Garcia and del Pino will alternate between short and catcher for much of the 17-game season, said the coach. The Canes stay home for games Tuesday against Greater Miami Academy and Thursday against Miami Christian. Both games at Coral Shore start at 4 p.m.Softball team hosts 2 games in coming weekCORAL SHORES SOFTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores junior standout Pookie del Pino tags a line drive in the Lady Hurricanes 22-4 win over LaSalle in Thursdays softball season opener. KEY WEST SOFTBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey West freshman Angela Niles connects for one of her two doubles Thursday in the Conchs opener against Keys Gate. Lady Conchs open strongIts too early to tell how the Key West High softball team will do this season, but Thursday afternoon, in the opening game against Keys Gate, the Conchs showed they are opportunists. Taking advantage of 10 Keys Gate errors, nine of which came in the first two innings, the Conchs won the District 16-4A game, 19-0, before a crowd that filled one of the Back Yards grandstands. The game was stopped after the top of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.The Conchs scored five runs on one hit in the first inning and added 11 in the second on six hits sprinkled amid wild pitches and errors so glaring as to be painful to watch.Ashley James, who made her debut as coach and used 13 players, would have preferred a more competitive game, but said, I know what I have, and I wasnt worried that they would take care of business.Key West had 11 hits, including two doubles by freshman center fielder Angela Niles, who reached base five times. That was awesome, James said. Shes definitely a go-getter.I loved it, said Niles. Senior Desirae Laguna pitched the first two innings for the Conchs, striking out five with a hard delivery that smacked into the mitt of19-run attack is helped by Keys Gate woesBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorSee Conchs, 2BDolphin hoops season finishedPostseason losses this week ended both the boys and girls basketball season at Marathon High School. The boys fell in the District 16-3A semifinal Tuesday against Westwood Christian School, 57-29, while the girls lost a state regional quarterfinal on Thursday to a stacked Miami Country Day team, 92-15. The boys played the No. 1 seed Warriors tough in two regular-season matchups, including one overtime loss. It wouldnt play out that way on Tuesday.Coach Kevin Freeman said Westwood jumped out to a 32-4 lead after the first quarter and led 44-9 at the break.They were everywhere. This wasnt the Westwood team we played the last two times when we hung with them. We didnt fall apart, but we couldnt keep up with them, Freeman said. The Warriors forced 19 Marathon turnovers in the first half alone. Their defense was unbelievable, Freeman said. If we did get the ball past half court, we took a bad shot because we were rushing. The Dolphins outscored Westwood in the second half,Boys end 12-12, girls end 17-5By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON HOOPSEagles, Hurricanes stopped on courtAn overtime victory at home in the first round of the District 16-2A Tournament capped the season for Island Christian Schools boys basketball Eagles, who later fell to Barrington Christian Academy to end their year. After losing a late lead to find themselves in a 44-44 deadlock with Colonial Christian, the Eagles dominated OT to score the 54-45 decision Monday before a cheering home crowd. Our guys played a great game, head coach Craig Campbell said. We let it get a little too exciting at the end but took care of it in overtime. Junior center Jeremy Dorn scored seven points in overtime, including the only two field goals, to end with a game-high 29 points. Dorn hit a trio of 3-pointers in the contest, along with seven buckets from the floor and had a 6-of-9 night from the line. Freshman point guard Cameron Carter nailed three shots from beyond the arc and three free throws to score 11 points. EugeneBoth squads finish year with 3-12 markUPPER KEYS HOOPSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comLady netters keep on rollingRain briefly dampened the Coral Shores High tennis courts before Wednes days season opener but not the Hurricane girls teams win streak.The Lady Canes posted a 7-1 victory over Doral Academy with singles wins by senior Ellie Leopold at No. 2, 8-0; No. 3 Juliana Pena, 80; No. 4 Rachel Walters, 8-1; and No. 5 Joslyn Schipper, 82. Newcomer Sacha Franks at No. 6 won her first varsity decision, 8-1. Junior Eric Williams, returning at the No. 1 spot, lost an 8-4 decision.As a team, Coral Shores has not lost a regular-season match in four years. We picked up where we left off last season, head coach Blake Fry said. It was a great opening day and set the tone for the season. The Canes took both doubles matches, with No. 1 Williams-Walters winning, 8-2; and No. 2 Leopold-Pena winning, 8-0. Marina Lozado and newcomer Raven Goalie willTennis team dominating over DoralCORAL SHORES TENNISBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org LEOPOLDSee Dolphins, 2BSee Basketball, 2BSee Tennis, 2B
Kyle, a forward, scored 11 points and Steve Dostaler added a bucket.Island Christian took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter against Colonial but the Patriots surged to tie the game at the end. The Eagle defense limited Colonial to a single free throw in overtime. The first-round win moved ICS into Tuesdays district semifinals, where they ran into tournament top seed Barrington Christian Academy.Barringtons Falcons, undefeated in district play, stayed that way with a 64-33 win over ICS. We didnt have quite the same intensity but Barringtons got a senior team with speed and size, said Campbell. The Eagles finish the campaign at 3-12 overall, with all seven players on the district roster eligible to return next year.It definitely was a growing season for a very young team, the coach said. We made progress and came a long way. Our guys never gave up so it was a good season.Canes stoppedCoral Shores High finished the boys basketball regular season with three straight wins but lost Wednesdays first-round game in the District 16-4A Tournament to Florida Christian, 71-36. Florida Christian, the No. 2 seed in the strong district, improved to 18-7. Hurricane senior Anthony Rice closed his prep basketball career with a 24-point game, including a trio of 3pointers. Richard Jacobsen scored seven points for the Canes (3-12).Seasons over for Eagles, HurricanesFrom Basketball, 1B Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWIsland Christian freshman point guard Cameron Carter drives by a Barrington Academy defender in Tuesdays District 16-2A semifinal game. The ICS Eagles won their opening game in overtime Monday but fell to top seed Barrington, 64-33. 20-13, but were unable to put a real dent in the gap. We dug ourselves too deep a hole, Freeman said. Damian Chavez led the Dolphins with 15 points and three rebounds. He made five three-pointers, bringing his season total to 63. Jonathan Guerra had six points, while Nelson Rojas added four points and five rebounds.The Dolphins finished the season 12-12, just shy of a goal Freeman said the team set to finish, which was above a .500 winning percentage.After going 2-19 last year, increasing our win total by 10 is huge. They played hard and worked hard and it showed in the record. I think we took a big step and hopefully we keep it going, he said.Thursday, the girls ran into one of the better Class3A teams in the state in Miami Country Day. The Spartans are one of the most athletic girls basketball teams that I have seen in a while. They are a great team and we just could not keep up and handle their pressure, coach Deanna Klaus said. JohnNisha Qualls led the Dolphins with 11 points, while Kenna Welever and Gardine Raymond each added two.Klaus, in her first year as coach, led the Dolphins to a 17-5 record, a major improvement over recent years.Basketball finishes in MarathonFrom Dolphins, 1B challenge for spots as the season progresses, Fry said. Coral Shores boys team was swept, with two singles starters yet to finish winter sports.Sam Nelson played No. 1, with Will Morton at No. 2. Miles Miller, a state-ranked diver but first-year tennis player, looked good at No. 3, Fry said. Starters Cole Houser and Nick Kaufman are expected to be available soon.Coral Shores plays three home matches this week, Monday against Monsignor Pace, Tuesday against Belen (boys only) and Wednesday against LaSalle. All matches start at 2 p.m. In other Hurricane sports this week:Coral Shores baseball team traveled to Spanish River in Boca Raton this weekend for a preseason tournament. The regular season opens Tuesday with a trip to Dade Christian. The home opener is 6 p.m. Thursday against local rival Marathon High School at Founders Park in Islamorada.The girls lacrosse team hosts a 4:30 p.m. Wednesday preseason scrimmage at the schools George M. Barley Jr. Stadium.Pace visits on MondayFrom Tennis, 1B KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, February 8, 2014 FEBRUARY Tax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Reminder Bills and 4th Installment bills will be mailed out February 28, 2014. Delinquent Local Business Tax reminders will be mailed out February 21, 2014. The Monroe County Tax Collector office is the #1 seller for Protect Our Reef license plate in the state. The Monroe County Tax Collectors Offices will be closed Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of Presidents Day. 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Shes gotten much faster and more confident, James, who was an assistant coach last season, said of Laguna. Freshman Kendell Snow pitched the third and fourth innings, striking out four and allowing two of Keys Gates three hits. Snow was also two-for-two at the plate. Sophomore Jewliana Castillo moved from third base to pitch a scoreless fifth inning against the ever-hopeful Knights, who continued to chant, I see a hole out there. Conch junior second baseman made her debut as a varsity starter and had two singles. We showed good sportsmanship, she said. And we interacted well together it should be a great season.Several pitchers take the moundFrom Conchs, 1B Paterson signs with Wright StateCoral Shores High School senior A.J. Paterson took part in Wednesdays national signing day by inking a scholarship letter to play soccer for Wright State University.Wright State, near Dayton, Ohio, competes in the NCAAs Division 1. As center midfielder, Paterson was a four-year starter and centerpiece Hurricane head coach Jorge Bosques program. A former member of a U.S. Olympic developmental squad, Paterson has played with national teams competing in Mexico and Argentina. Including Wright State, he also received full scholarship offers from schools including Florida Gulf Coast and Florida Atlantic. I chose Wright State because I feel like I can grow as a person and as a player in their environment, Paterson said in a prepared statement. I felt welcome and a part of the family as soon as I got on campus. The coaches and players were awesome. The Paterson family thrives in the soccer world. His father, Arthur, is head coach of the Coral Shores girls soccer team after he played himself in a top-level Caribbean league.Sister Jasmine plays for the University of Miami and was named to the ACCs AllFreshman team. Younger sister Hallie starts for Coral Shores.Wright States Raiders are coming off a 6-11-2 season.Soccer star receives full scholarshipCORAL SHORES SOCCERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Photo courtesy CORAL SHORES HIGHA.J. Paterson signs to play major-college soccer on a scholarship from Wright State University while surrounded by mom Rachel, dad Arthur, sister Hallie and coach Jorge Bosque.
Shultz takes the Cuda BowlPaul Shultz of Salem, N.H., released six barracuda to score a total of 271.25 inches and win the spin division of the 2014 Cuda Bowl Tournament that ended Feb. 1 in Key West.Shultz earned the title of divisional grand champion fishing with Capt. Connan Lehmkuhl of Key West. He actually released 19 barracuda during the two-day event, including one that measured 47.75 inches, but tournament rules mandate that only three fish per day can be counted toward an anglers point score.Nathaniel Linville of Key West won the Cuda Bowls fly division for the second consecutive year, releasing five barracuda that totaled 199.75 inches. He was guided by Capt. John Benvenuto, also of Key West. As well as taking the divisions grand champion angler title, Linville caught the single largest barracuda on fly tackle, a fish measuring 46 inches. Runner-up in the spin division was Matt Gravett of Warrenton, Va., fishing with Capt. Bob Paulson of Sugarloaf Key. The duo released six barracuda totaling 258.5 inches. Jim Knowles of Round Hill, Va., took the runner-up title in the fly division for the second consecutive year, releasing five barracuda that totaled 186 inches. His guide was Capt. Peter Heydon of Key West.Dave Moloney of Summerland Key released the tournaments largest barracuda on spin tackle at 51.5 inches while fishing with Captain Shane Smith of Key West.Top female angler was Jenn Hurst of Sugarloaf Key, who released four barracuda totaling 136 inches. She fished with Capt. Bryan Bear Holeman, also of Sugarloaf Key.The flats challenge drew 41 anglers fishing on 27 boats. Saturday, February 8, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com We sincerely apologize if we have mistakenly missed anyone that helped with our fundraiser. We could not have done this event without your help and support. We sincerely thank the following businesses, chefs and sponsors that made this event the success it was. T h a n k Y o u For making the 20th Annual Master Chefs Classic a huge success! Harbour View Caf Pier House Chef: Maria Manso Better Than Sex Chef: Dani /Owner Len & Dani Johnson Bistro 245 Chef Enrique Leon Dolphin Bistro / Marathon High Culinary Prog Chef Carl Stanton with future Chefs Hailey Salyers & Athena Nelson Croissants De France Pastry Chef Jean Francios HuchonFirefly Chef: Michael Price Great Events Catering Chef/Owner David FuhrmanHot Tin Roof Ocean Key Resort & SpaChef: Jason Westphal Latitudes on Sunset Key Chef: Todd Holender Little Palm Island Chef Roly Cruz Pepes Caf Baker: Charlie Christensen Rooftop Caf Chef: Brandon Orr Strip House The Reach Resort Chef Chris Dennis Santiagos Bodega Chef: Jose Hernandez Sunset Pier Ocean Key Resort & Spa Chef: Jason Westphal Bagatelle Chef Pedro Elchef: First State Bank volunteers Annie BrieningThe MARC Board of DirectorsSue Harrison Solaris Hill Design Diane Schmidt Tom Payne The Westin Resort and Marina Staff Kathy Greenwood Ben DaviesGFS Gordon Food ServicePeter West Steve Clark Kerry Hadas Shannon White Lauren Mongelli Yany Rodriquez Lourdes Gutierrez Brian Stadler Celine Expeleta Susan Flynn, Cheryl Radcliffe Karl Gouzd Erin Bell Jim Smith Betty Rubenstein Bill Becker Jimmy Weekly Richard Fessler Robert Sharpe Victoria Shearer Melody CooperA sincere apology to Chef David Fuhrman for misspelling his name in the program. Fishing the Florida Keys we can find beautiful blue waters with ferocious fighters such as dolphin, sailfish, marlin, kingfish, and wahoo, or anchor just off the reefs for bottom huggers such as grouper and snapper. Our fleet of deep sea fishing boats can accommodate groups of up to six people.Tarpon Creek Marina | MM 53.5 email@example.com 305.289.1332 This 3BR/2BA home on beautiful Duck Key JUST SOLD for 92% of the listing price! For all your real estate needs, call me today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Pam Nada-CaleyBroker Associate(305) 304-9208 278 West Seaview Dr. Duck Key Open 7 Days A Week Basketball Conchs doneThe 16-1 dream season of 2011-12 seemed a distant memory Wednesday night when the Key West High School boys basketball team finished a 1-13 campaign with a 70-37 loss to Ransom Everglades in the District 164A tournament at Florida Christian High in Miami. The Conchs could not contend with Ransoms 6foot-9 center Alonzo Trey Mourning III, who had 24 points and 10 rebounds, especially without their tallest player, 6-5 Anthony Cromwell, who was home ill. He did what a big man does, Key West coach Tony McDowell said of Mourning. They kept throwing it to him inside. Earlier in the season, Mourning, the son of former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning Jr., set the schools single-scoring record with 52 points. He has a nice jump shot, McDowell said.Hardly any of Key Wests shots against Ransom could be considered nice. We missed open shots, McDowell said.Ransom, which improved to 16-10, won the game in the first half. We had a good defensive effort in the second quarter and were able to separate from Key West going into halftime, said coach Claude Grubair. Key West junior guard Chase Renner led the Conchs with 12 points. He provided most of the season highlights, including twice scoring 37 points in a game. McDowell completed his first year as coach; he was an assistant on the 16-1 team two years ago that was coached by Anton Lopez. The Conchs only victory this season came against Coral Shores after they opened the season 0-8. They finished with a five-game losing streak.I really thought we could have won a lot more games at home, McDowell said. Well be better next year, we have a lot of juniors coming back.Forgettable season ends with 70-37 lossBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BOYS HOOPSDINNER IS SERVED Photo courtesy UPPER KEYS FOUNDATIONGirls soccer players from Coral Shores High School spend a recent day volunteering at the food pantry of Burton Memorial United Methodist Church in Tavernier as part of the Upper Keys Foundation program. In exchange for Hurricane athletes contributing to community efforts, the foundation works to financially support Coral Shores sports programs. Field filling for bridge runFlorida Keys runners got the first crack on Thursday to register for the 33rd annual Seven Mile Bridge Run, and now at 6 a.m. Tuesday, general registration for non-Keys residents opens. The race takes place April 5, barring horrible weather. Just once in its 32 years has weather cancelled the race, and that was due to lightning. Registration, which is done online only, is at www .7mbrun.com When picking up race packets, Keys runners who made the cut must show a photo ID with the same Monroe County address they registered with. People who registered using a Keys address but are not Keys residents will be disqualified, and will not receive a refund of the $60 registration fee. The run is limited to 1,500 people. When that number is reached, online registration will shut down. Awards will go to the top three male and female winners, plus master, grand master and senior grand master divisions. Also, the top three runners in various age groups will get awards.Keys residents are already inRUNNING KEY WEST FISHING
The story of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year adrift on the Pacific Ocean raises many medical questions.The Associated Press spoke with Claude Piantadosi, a professor of medicine at Duke University and author of the book The Biology of Human Survival, to find out what is physically possible and for his view on the tale of Jose Salvador Alvarenga.Question: How long can a human survive without any water, or without any food? Answer: The average is about 100 hours (about four days) without water and about five or six weeks without food. You can survive much longer with just a little food, although youll lose weight and run into vitamin deficiency problems. So it would have been vital for Alvarenga to have collected both food and water during his journey. The Pacifics regular squalls would have provided some rainwater that he could have scooped from the bottom of his boat.Q:How important is shade?A: Absolutely critical. You get significantly warmer in direct sunlight and sweat more. The pictures of the boat show a fiberglass box in the middle which he could have sheltered in.Q: Alvarenga described catch ing turtles, fish and birds with his hands and eating them. Is that plausible?A: Over time, the underside of the boat would have become its own ecosystem as barnacles, seaweed and jellyfish collected there, which in turn attracts other creatures. How often can you grab a turtle or catch a fish with your bare hands? I dont know. Bird blood is no more salty than human blood, so would have provided some hydration.Q: Without fruit and vegetables, wouldnt he have developed scurvy? A: Actually, unlike humans, birds and turtles make their own vitamin C, so fresh meat from those creatures, especially the livers, would provide sufficient vitamin C to prevent scurvy. Q: Wouldnt he get skin sores from all the water?A: Hed need to keep mop ping himself off and stay dry to avoid that. People on life rafts, or say a piece of floating wood, can develop real problems with macerated skin.Q: Theres some suggestion that Alvarenga was a large man before he left. Would being overweight provide an advantage?A: It would be a significant advantage. He could live off his own body fat and muscle for a long time, so long as he was able to get some water, vitamins, micronutrients and a little protein.Q: Didnt he look too healthy, even a little bloated, when he arrived? A: The appearances of malnutrition can manifest differently depending on how short you are on calories or protein. Some underfed children in Africa look like stick figures, others get swollen. Its only in end stage starvation that people get that really emaciated appearance.Q: Alvarenga seemed to give confused and contradictory answers to authorities. What kind of psychological effects would such a journey have?A: Im not an expert in psychiatry, but we all have the feature of resilience. It can be trained or even learned on the fly. For instance, soldiers learn to deal with combat horrors. Presumably he was out on the ocean every day as a fisherman before he went missing, so he would have been familiar with the environment and with adapting his behavior to the elements. Q: How long would it take to recover from a voyage like this? A: Hydration can be restored in just a day or two. Re-feeding can be tricky after a long period of starvation, as the body can lose the ability to absorb nutrients. Muscle rehabilitation and physical therapy can take several weeks. Q: Bottom line is Alvarengas story plausible?A: Yes. Its unusual to say the least. But reports out of Mexico indicate he did go missing in late 2012. As we have gotten more information, its probably likely that he did survive at sea for 13 months. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, February 8, 2014 Vote by Mail / Absentee Ballots Are Now Being Mailed.The elections office has started mailing the Vote by Mail Ballots for the March 11, 2014 City of Key Colony Beach election. If you requested to have a ballot mailed to you and have not received your ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections offices at 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. You may still request a Vote by Mail Ballot. For your request to be complete the following information is needed: the voters name, address, date of birth, address where the ballot should be mailed, and signature if the request is in writing. Please include your daytime phone with your request.You may call the office with your request at: 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. Email requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org A request for an absentee ballot to be mailed must be received prior to 5:00 p.m. March 5, 2014. R. 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Living Is a year adrift possible?Expert says fishermans story plausibleBy NICK PERRYAssociated PressHUMAN SURVIVALPhoto courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Monday photo provided by the Marshall Islands Foreign Affairs Department, 37-year-old Jose Salvador Alvarenga sits on a couch in Majuro in the Marshall Islands after he was rescued from being washed ashore on the tiny atoll of Ebon in the Pacific Ocean.Question: How long can a human survive without any water, or without any food?
Pigeon Key art fest this weekendThe 20th annual Pigeon Key Art Festival goes on throughout this weekend at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside.The event is a tropically themed oasis of creative offerings that includes pottery, paintings, glass, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Keys-based musicians are to provide live entertainment, and there will be food and beverages for sale. Activities for children are planned to round out the fun.Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Admission is $7 per adult and free for children under 12.Student musicians to perform todayThe band directors at Monroe County schools host the annual All-County Band Concert at Marathon Middle/High School at 3 p.m. today. The free show lasts about an hour.The concert includes 148 students from Horace OBryant School, Key Largo School, Plantation Key School, Sugarloaf School, Marathon Middle/High School, Coral Shores High School and Key West High School.Program focuses on whole grainsAccording to recent studies, people who eat three servings of whole grains a day might significantly cut their risk of heart disease and stroke. Grains also are credited with reducing total cholesterol, weight and high blood pressure three key risk factors for heart attack.The impact of whole grains on heart health will be the topic of a free seminar, Whole Grains for Heart Health, at Mariners Hospital, mile marker 91.5 bayside, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.Speakers include dietitian Susan Vaicekavicius and Heidi Looney from Mariners cardiac rehab department. Mariners chef Wes Brage will do a cooking demonstration.The program is free but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400.Botanist to speak at Pennekamp ParkGeorge Wilder, a botanist and herbarium curator at the Naples Botanical Garden, speaks in Key Largo Wednesday about taxonomy, evolution, morphological diversity and the physiology of carnivorous plants worldwide.The session, hosted by the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, is in the visitor center at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, mile marker 102.5 oceanside. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the talk is at 7:30.Wildlife photos brought to lifeWildlife photographer Bill Klipp will give a free presentation, My Backyard and Beyond, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Key West Garden Club, in the West Martello Museum on Atlantic Boulevard in Key West. Hosted by Florida Keys Audubon, Klipp will discuss the basics of wildlife photography, utilizing his experience photographing wildlife in the Keys, the Sea of Cortez, Antarctica, the Galapagos and Africa.Kayak excursion set in Lower KeysA full-moon kayak trip on Feb. 13 in the Lower Keys raises money for Friends and Volunteers of Refuges. Cost of the guided tour through waters of No Name Key and Big Pine Key is $25. It goes from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and starts at the foot of the No Name Key Bridge. To register, call 872-0645. Dress appropriately and bring a flashlight.Boy Scouts dinner planned Feb. 15Boy Scout Troop 573 is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Big Pine United Methodist Church on Key Deer Boulevard.Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children, and includes salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, beverages and desserts. Proceeds go to help pay for the scouts trip to summer camp in the mountains of North Carolina. To get tickets, call Sally Battin at 745-1319.Dinner benefits childrens hospitalRe/Max Keys to the Key Real Estate hosts its 21st annual chicken roast to benefit Miami Childrens Hospital on Feb. 16. The dinner is planned for 5 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 154, around mile marker 49 oceanside in Marathon. Along with the chicken, there will be black beans and yellow rice. Tickets can be obtained at the American Legion or Re/Max Keys to the Key Real Estate at 47th Street and U.S. 1 in Marathon. The cost is $12.50.Key West-to-Cuba cable is detailedThe Key West Maritime Historical Society hosts Tom Perera to speak about The Submarine Telegraph, Key West and the Evolution of the Digital Age on Feb. 19 at the Key West library, 700 Fleming St. The free presentation starts at 7 p.m. Perera received his doctorate from Columbia University, where he taught and researched brain science and coding strategies of the nervous system for 35 years. For four decades, hes coming to Key West to research telegraph cables that connected Key West to Cuba.Meal proceeds help two animal groupsStouts Restaurant in Marathon marks its 50th year on Feb. 14 by donating its sales proceeds from that day to Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys, which runs the Marathon animal shelter, and to the Marathon Wild Bird Center. Stouts is at 8349 Overseas Highway oceanside.Quilters exhibit on Big Pine KeyThe Paradise Quilters have what they call a Mini Quilt Show on display at the Artists in Paradise Gallery in the Winn-Dixie shopping center on Big Pine Key through Feb. 14. The Paradise Quilters has more than 60 members, locals and snowbirds alike. They have donated more than 200 child and lap quilts to service organizations throughout the Keys.Watercolorists meet on Feb. 19Florida Keys Watercolor Society members gather Feb. 19 in the Middle Keys to be discussing plans for their 32nd annual judged exhibition, which opens March 9 at the Marathon Community Theatre.The organization meeting is at 10 a.m. at Martin Lutheran Chapel, 325 122nd St. bayside, Marathon. **Saturday, February 8, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com NOTICE OF MEETING FOR THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD A PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:00 PM, at the Big Pine Key Community Park, Big Pine Key, Sands Road, MM 31, Monroe County, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or at email@example.com Items on the Agenda include but are not limited to: Proposed Amphitheater Skate Park Proposal for Extending Park Hours 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) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 2/1/14, 2/5/14, 2/8/14 Full service cardiology performing Nuclear Stress Testing, Echocardiography, 24 Hour Recording and Peripheral Ultrasound.Dr. Augsten is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and he is also Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases He is the only Board Certified Internal Medicine/Cardiologist with residency in MarathonHeart of the Keys Cardiology Luis E. Augsten M.D.,F.A.C.C.Dr. Stolls Patients Welcome11400 Overseas Hwy. Suite 106 Marathon Shores, FL 33052 Office: (305) 735-4892 Fax: (305) 440-3102Dr. Augsten has admitting and consulting privileges at Fishermens Hospital. In addition, he also has privileges at Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital and Mariners Hospital.at February 15 16, 2013 MM 81 Overseas Hwy, FREE ADMISSIONVote for your favorite chili 7 tastes, $5SPONSORED BY: 5th AnnualIslamorada Moose Lodge Caring for CatsDennis Ward Law Janice Jeffers, DMD Chef MichaelsSunset INNKEY LANTERN INNLive Entertainment both days, including 3 time World Champion and Local Bands plus Food, Drink & Local vendors! Proceeds benetting: Coral Shores Athletic Assoc, the Good Health Clinic and the Boy Scouts of AmericaFor more information Call 305-664-8120 58549 Morton Street Grassy Key Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationRobin KluckBROKER ASSOCIATE(305) 360-2073www.marathonFLhomesforsale.com 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050Open 7 Days A Week This charming home on Grassy Key JUST SOLD! To get your home sold or if you would like to invest in property here in the Florida Keys, give me a call today! 6099 Overseas Hwy. #119E MarathonFROM LISTING TO CLOSING IN 2 MONTHS! This property in Keys RV Park with direct Ocean views JUST SOLD! For a PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL touch in all your real estate deals, call me today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Elaine ZimmermanREALTOR(305) 360-0806Open 7 Days A WeekLIVING BRIEFS 9TH ANNUAL FLORIDA KEYS SEAFOOD FESTIVALThe Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association would like to extend their sincere appreciation to everyone involved in making our annual seafood festival another success. Proceeds from the festival support our fisheries management efforts to protect the commercial fishing industry and the marine environment in the Florida Keys. It provides funding for advanced education to graduating seniors from Key Largo to Key West. Aids in our support of island infrastructure through other community based organizations, and it helps protect jobs throughout our islands. Our festival also included nine informational and educational booths promoting marine safety and conservation. Of special note, visitors, giving of themselves, donated 36 pints of blood at the on-site Community Blood Drive of Florida (One Blood mobile) Of course it takes a lot of participation to pull our festival together and we want to acknowledge and thank each and every one for their support and generosity.Very Special Thanks To:Monroe County Tourist Development Council The Keynoter Comcast Spotlight UF/IFAS Monroe County Extension FLA Sea Grant/Monroe County Extension Service Stock Island Lobster Co. Marine Underwriters Florida Dept of Agriculture Blaylock Oil Aljoma Lumber Titan Lumber Centennial Bank Stock Island Marina Village Key Largo Fisheries Budweiser Fanci Seafood Signs Unlimited Island T-shirt Graphics Brutus Seafood First State Bank Gordon Food Service Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Dolphin Hydraulics Lifetime Dock & Lumber Blue Ocean Seafood Ryan Construction Service Eco Products Harvey Knowles / Hak Hide LLC Keys Fisheries Gulf Manufacturing Key West Engine ServiceCudjoe Sales Fishermens WarehouseLow Key Fisheries Erey Seafood Exporters Inc Suburban Propane CocaCola Waste Management Education Coalition for Monroe County E.M.C. Oil Co. Monroe County Public WorksCity of Key West Parks & RecreationMarathon Bio Diesel Service Florida Keys Party Rental Penske Truck Rental from Big Pine Storage Miami River Lobster Elite Sky Seafood Four Star Rental Carlos Seafood McKenzie Petroleum FishMonster & Island Jane Magazine A special thanks to Emcee Marlin Scott and all the musical talent that kept our crowds entertained throughout this two day event. Thank you to the many businesses that donated raffle items, your generosity was enormous this year. Thanks to the many volunteers, our association members, families and crews for the hours before, during and after the event. Once again our fishermen were proud to provide the seafood for the dinner plates of our Island Community and many Guests that were in town that weekend.Thank you all for coming.(Our sincere apologies, if we have omitted anyone) SUCCESSFUL BALL The Jan. 25 Bougainvillea Ball to benefit Mariners Hospital in Tavernier raised $260,000 for the medical centers Oncology Services Department. The ball, held at Founders Park in Islamorada, was organized by (from left) Laura Milford, Kathy Schrock, Claudia Stober, Jo Ganus, Betty Anne Schilling, Agnes Rishell and Holly Raschein. Robert Hewett of Ocean Reef won a 16-foot Hewes Redfisher boat, 90 horsepower four-stroke Yamaha outboard motor and a Continental aluminum trailer donated by Bill Gilbert.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, February 8, 2014 Sat. March 29th 11am 6pm FLORIDA KEYS ECO DISCOVERY CENTER Truman Waterfront | Key West ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CORAL REEF RESTORATION PROGRAMS AT MOTE! www.keysoceanfest.org THEATERStages busy KeyswideSun and fun go hand in hand with top-quality live performances in the Florida Keys. Just check some of these out.Key LargoFor more than 35 years, the Key Players community theater group in Key Largo has brought entertainment to residents and visitors. Productions include The Fox on the Fairway, a tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and s. The production takes spectators on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Performances are scheduled through Feb. 15. Shows are staged at Key Largos Lions Club, mile marker 99 oceanside. For details and show times, visit www.thekeyplayers.org or call 453-0997.MarathonThe Marathon Community Theatre began as a small community group in 1944 and garners its performers from a talented pool of local residents. The Middle Keys playhouse presents a reading of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. The funny and poignant show presents stories about matters of the heart (and closet). The spring theatrical roster also includes to 5: The Musical, based on the 1980 hit movie with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The tale focuses on an overworked office manager, a jilted wife and an objectified secretary who conspire against their objectionable boss to make positive changes. The show runs from March 13 to April 12. The theater is at mile marker 49.5 oceanside. For information and a full schedule of productions, visit www.marathon theater.org or call 7430994.Key West Key Wests Red Barn Theatre presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, running through March 1. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play, this is a hilarious spoof of siblings whose movie star sister visits them with her boy toy. From March 5 to 15, audiences can enjoy I Am My Own Wife, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. The play recounts the riveting true tale of German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf a collector of culture and a genuine survivor. Later that month, the theater is to stage Clybourne Park, a comedy whose two outrageous acts are set 50 years apart and detail the unexpected evolution of a neighborhood. Performances are scheduled from March 25 through April 26. The theater is at 319 Duval St. For information and a complete schedule of productions, visit www.red barntheatre.com or 2969911. Organized shortly after the beginning of World War II, the Key West Players presents its shows at the islands Waterfront Playhouse. Productions include the Pulitzer Prize finalist and five-time Tony Award nominee Other Desert Cities. The drama focuses on a daughters return to her parentshome for Christmas after writing a tell-all book about a family secret. Performances continue through Feb. 15. Running March 4 to 29, the Waterfront Playhouse presents the musical Xanadu. Described as an over-the-top roller-skating musical, the play features a lovely muse who descends from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., and winds up inspiring a struggling artist to create the first roller disco. Among other planned productions is Souvenir, depicting a tone-deaf woma n who aspires to be an operatic diva, her mediocre hired accompanist and the surprising results of their collabora tion and friendship. Souvenir takes center stage April 8 to 19. The Waterfront Playhouse is at 310 Wall St., adjacent to Mallory Square. For more information and a complete season schedule, go to visit www.waterfrontplay house.org or call 294-5015. The eclectic Key West Fringe Theater presents a lively season with immersion performances in various non-theater settings chosen to complement each production. Highlights include the regional premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winner A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee. The sharp, witty and touching drama focuses on the value of relationships and their accompanying responsibilities (see related story). Fringe Theater is also bringing back Conch Republic (The Musical!). The musical comedy recounts the Florida Keys April 1982 secession from the United States and creation of the independent Conch Republic. Scheduled at 8 p.m. April 25 to 27, the popular musical is to take place at Key Wests San Carlos Institute, located at 516 Duval St. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.keywestfringe.org or call (786) 529-2281.Variety marks productions at theaters 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL!SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 02/7 -TUES.2/11 Monuments Men (PG13) 1:30; 4:20; 7:20; 10:05*Lego Movie 2D (PG)1:50; 2:10; 4:15; 6:55; 7:15; 9:25*Lego Movie 3D (PG)4:35; 9:45*That Awkward Moment(R)2:10; ; 4:40; 7:30; 9:50* Lone Survivor (R)1:35; 4:20; 7:10; 9:55** Friday, Saturday onlyPhoto courtesy JANEFONDA.CO M Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda starred in the movie to 5.The Marathon Community Theatre is staging t o 5: The Musical.Fringe strikes a BalanceThe weighty drama lightened with humor A Delicate Balance is coming to a Key West stage courtesy of the Fringe Theater The 1967 Pulitzer Prize winner by Edward Albee runs Feb. 20 to 22, then Feb. 27 to March 1 and March 6 to 8 at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. Tickets are $35 ($60 for opening night and a reception) and can be purchased at www.Keystix.com or by calling 295-7676. The story: Agnes and Tobias are an upper-class married couple that has managed to slip into a comfortable pattern of uneasiness over time. Their life is turned upside down when their oft-married daughter leaves her home and returns to the nest along with Tobias and Agness best friends, a couple that is certainly old enough to know better. How long will the unwitting hosts be able to balance honesty with civility? Key West real-life husband and wife Monnie and Peter King play Agnes and Tobias. Tammy Shanley plays the insightful sister, Claire. Caroline Taylor is the confrontational daughter Julia. Kathy Russ and Richard Grusin are anxious neighbors Edna and Harry.9 performances are set for Albee classicTHEATERPhoto by KAREN LEONARDStarring in A Delicate Balanceare (from left) Peter King, Monnie King, Richard Grusin, Kathy Russ, Tammy Shanley and Caroline Taylor.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.comRegal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. Lego Movie (PG): 1:15, 4:15, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Ride Along (PG-13): 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:20 p.m. Nut Job (PG): 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. Monuments Men (PG-13) 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. That Awkward Moment (R): 7:40 and 10:40 p.m. Lone Survivor (R) 1:40, 4:40 7:40 and 10:40 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 August Osage County (R): 1:40, 4:00, 6:35 and 9:00 p.m. Labor Day ( PG-13): 1:20, 3:45, 6:20 and 8:45 p.m. Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated: 2:00 and 6:45 p.m. Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action : 4:15 and 9:00 p.m. The Great Beauty (NR): 1:00, 3:45, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 American Hustle (R): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 Monuments Men (PG-13) 1:30, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. Lego Movie (PG): 1:50, 2:10, 4:15, 4:35, 6:55, 7:15, 9:25 and 9:45 p.m. That Awkward Moment (R): 2:10, 4:40, 7:30 and 9:50 p.m. Lone Survivor (R) 1:35, 4:20 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. Knight Foundation reaches out For the first time, Keys r esidents have an opportunit y to receive a prestigious John S. and James L. K night Foundation arts grant. The Miami-based foundation launched its Knight A rts Challenge in 2008 and since then, 193 mainland South Florida projects have b een funded for almost $22.1 million. Overall since 2006, the foundation has invested $86 million in South Floridas cultural community. Recipients include the New World Symphony and the Miami International Film Festival. Now, a group representing the foundation wants to put its Arts Challenge out to Monroe County residents. At 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Marathon Government Center (mile marker 48.5 bayside), Keys artists can find out how to apply. In recent years, weve seen a growing number of great ideas from our many neighborhoods, ideas that are bringing the arts into peoples everyday lives, said Dennis Scholl, the Knight Foundations vice president for arts. We want to help ensure that there is art wherever you go in South Florida. There are only three rules for the challenge: The idea must be about the arts. The project must take place in or benefit South Florida. The grant recipients must find money to match Knights commitment within a year. This contest is about ideas-big ideas, innovative ideas, authentically Miami ideas, Scholl said. At the Marathon session, the Knight representatives will offer tips on preparing applications, information on the challenges timelines, and a chance to talk to past winners on what gave their submissions an edge. The challenge is open to everyone: Artists and artist collectives of all types, businesses, established arts institutions, and any individual who has a great idea for the arts. The initial application, which will be available at www.Knight Arts.org, consists of just two questions and is deliberately designed to be simple to encourage nontraditional applicants. The Marathon forum will be co-hosted by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Bas Fisher Invitational, Cannonball, the Miami Light Project, Sweat Records, WPBTChannel 2 (PBS), the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, ArtSouth, M Ensemble, the Black Archives History and Research Foundation, the Opa-locka Community Development Corp., the Little Haiti Cultural Center, the Miramar Cultural Trust, the Broward Cultural Council, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood and Florida International Universitys music, art, art history and creative writing departments. To find out more, call Anusha Alikhan at (305) 908-2677 or Lisa Palley at (305) 642-3132.Arts Challenge is in Monroe for first timeGRANTS OPPORTUNITYAwkwardis definitely thatThat Awkward Moment, 94 minutes, rated R. Playing in Key West and Tavernier.That Awkward Moment starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and many beddable beauties, is technically about the moment when a woman wants the relationship to be something more and the guy walks away. What Awkward is theoretically about are the ways that moment gets dicey when guys figure out they actually care about the females in question. But what Awkward is actually about, albeit unintentionally, is how passing off misogyny for comedy has gotten so terribly passe, as insulting to the guys as to the young women. Including the actors. Jordan is currently up for an Independent Spirit Award for his excellent performance in Fruitvale Station, so remember him for that. Teller had a tart cheeky turn opposite Shailene Woodley earlier this year in The Spectacular Now, with some of the sensibility of a young John Cusack. And Efron, well, the High School Musical star keeps landing roles that represent near-misses at establishing him as something other than a hunky lightweight. Last year it was Parkland, the year before The Paperboy. The issue is not with the premise per se. Agreat deal of fun, even R-rated fun, can be had at the expense of commitment phobia, or the way libidos can shortcircuit the young adult male brain. But even cheesy romantic comedies need to raise the bar a bit to be relevant. Hanging the humor on the quest for endless hookups, the color, size and proclivities of individual private parts and patterns in bowel movements well, its asking a lot. Particularly when Lena Dunhams current HBO hit, Girls, is as smart as it is brash and years earlier Candace Bushnells Sex and the City did the New York yuppie entanglement thing so deliciously. Tom Gormican, in his first feature as writer-director, has cited his own experiences as a young single in New York and the fun of sampling the bar scene for the tone of That Awkward Moment. He also points to Shakespeares Loves Labours Lost as inspiration for the vow the guys make to stay single and spend their dating time sampling the wares. Shakespeare must be so proud. The catalyst for all the serial romancing is the news that Mikeys (Jordan) wife, Vera (Jessica Lucas), is leaving him for her lawyer. Mikeys a pretty straight arrow; he wants stability. It triggers a buddy bonding moment with best friends Jason (Efron) and Daniel (Teller), all three pledging to forswear love for the foreseeable future. Since the future is, in fact, un-foreseeable, temptation soon arrives. For Mikey, its Vera and a chance to try to work things out. For Jason, its a hot new author named Ellie (Imogen Poots), whom he first mistakes for a hooker its a long story. And for Daniel, its the very chill Chelsea (Mackenzie Davis), the girl/friend whos content to serve as Daniels wingman on the pickup scene. When the guys are around the women of their dreams, they turn sentimental. They tear up, they speak from the heart, they care. And they lie to the women, to each other, to themselves. Its a constant case of covering up except when there is sex. As base as Gormican has made the guys, hes come up with a better class of female, at least in a couple of cases. Ellie is by far the role model. Poots makes her sassy enough and smart enough to handle virtually any situation, especially a guy. Chelsea is a pragmatist, liking Daniel enough to play by his rules. Until the rules change and so do her expectations. Vera, on the other hand, is more naughty than nice. All the couples spend a great deal of time in bed. And for those who are interested, nearly all of Efron is on display. Same goes for Jordan and Teller, but lets face it, on the disrobing front, Efron is the top-liner. What makes this film particularly bedeviling is that you get the sense there is a nice guy behind this mess, one not so callous about matters of the heart. If anything, the raunch seems forced. The closer the film gets to real emotions, the more authentic it feels.Relationship film has more misses than hitsMOVIE REVIEWBy BETSY SHARKEYLos Angeles Times Keys Movie Times Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, February 8, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 875245 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be holding a public hearing to discuss RFQ2014529 -Contractor Prequalification, rules and policies. This meeting is NOT mandatory in order to bid. Public Hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on February 26, 2014 in Room 2100 at Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon, FL 33050. 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 25, February 8, 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 882567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13CP75M IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD ERNEST JOHNSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Edward Ernest Johnson, deceased, whose date of death was August 10, 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 February 1, 2014. Personal Representative: Donald R. Johnson 29 Columns Way Newnan, Georgia 30265 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/Lesley A. Rhyne Lesley A. Rhyne Attorney for Donald R. Johnson Florida Bar Number: 866016 2975 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-9428 Fax: (305) 743-8800 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary: email@example.com Published February 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 893227 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. CAP11000538 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLM1 TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC2, PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBERTA RANDALL, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant ot the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2014, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Monroe, Florida, on May 13, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at courthouse steps 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 for the following described property: LOT 168, HAMMER POINT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 A T PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Together with a double wide 1979 Skyline Buddy Motor Home, VIN #01650233AM and 01650233BM, Title # 15833138 and 15833139 A ny 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: A my Heavilin, Clerk, CPA By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certian assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso at 305-292-3423, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immeidately 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. Published February 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 895979 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-149-P IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN D. BENDOKAS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN D. BENDOKAS, deceased, whose date of death was September 3, 2013; File Number 13-CP-149-P, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050. The names and addresses of the personal epresentative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: February 8, 2014 PATRICIA BENDOKAS Personal Representative 25 Island Drive Brick, NJ 08724 Martin Zevin, Esq. A ttorney for Personal Representative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 166273 MARTIN ZEVIN, P.A. 3275 West Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 204 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 569-4878 Published February 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 896332 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2013-CP-235-K Hon Peary S. Fowler IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ALLAN HOFFMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALLAN HOFFMAN, deceased, whose date of death was August 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 8, 2014. Co-Personal Representatives: Michael L. Hoffman Melanie F. Congo A ttorney for Personal Representative(s): Samuel J. Kaufman Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email designation for service: Service.Probate @ samkaufman @ law.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published February 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 896541 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 2/24/2014 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2002 FORD MUSTANG CV 2 DR VIN# 1FAFP40482F116925 Published February 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 896632 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 02/21/2014, 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. 1GCCS19Z5S8135204 1995 CHEVROLET 1GNDM19X85B114987 2005 CHEVROLET 1J4GW58N63C553808 2003 JEEP Published February 8, 2014 Florida Keys KeynoterLOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-55511129BulevardelPalmas Friday,Saturday8:00a.m.1:00p.m. Garagesaleand silentauction Feb.7&8 Tools,fishingequipment,and householditems. Antiquesinsilentauction NoearlybirdsDUCK KEY 252 W. SEAVIEW DR. Multi Family Garage Sales Sat. & Sun., 2/8 & 2/9 9:00 1:00 Household goods, kit. stuff, books, shoes clothing, tools & more. MARATHON 11 Avenue F HUGE colossal garage sale! Fri & Sat, 8AM. 4100sf house, all must go! Household goods, furniture, lamps + 2000sf storage shed with tools.MARATHON Big Yard Sale! Come one, come all! Something for everyone. 400 E. 63rd St., Oceanside. Sat., Feb. 8th, 7-3.100892038-01WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-WW2 items. Any condition. 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 EXERCISE EQUIPMENT BOW FLEX ULTIMATE Like new. $500 takes it away. 289-9287 SLEEPER SOFA (wood futon) tan, excellent condition! Bought for $1100 only months old) will sacrifice $500. Marathon 843-469-3433 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. MARATHON SOMBRERO BEACH RD. New A/C, roof, windows. Total spalling concrete renovation. $416/mo maint. $229K. 586-405-5123 MARATHON 1100 sf. 2 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen & bath. All tiled. Dock, 60 free flowing canal w/HD davits. $265,000. 305-849-0507 Mobile Home in Marathon Over 55 park. 2 brs, 2 baths. Pets ok. W & D inside, ceramic floors. $14,000. Park application reqd. 305-304-2704 1 BR / 1 BA APT. MM 102 Hurricane code built, downstairs. $900 / mo. includes utilities. Call (305) 394-7422 BeautifulhomeinKeyLargo atMM105 Unfurnishedstilted home.1316sqft3/2 apartmentwithcentralair, washer/dryer,granite countertopinthekitchen/ baths.75ofdockageand directbayaccess.Available immediatelylongtermfor $2000permonthexcluding utilities.Thereisalarge outdoorshedavailableforuse. ContactIanat732259-5197 $2,000.Showingsavailableon 2/1and2/2732-259-5197 email@example.comCanalFrontHomeMM105 Baysidestilted3/2CBSSingle Familyhomeinprestigious StillwrightPoint,KeyLargo. Dock,allappl.incW/D, $2,600,Annual,305-340-9901DUCK KEY 3 BR / 2 BA Long term, stilt home. Nice house. Avail. now. 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Everything included! Avail Feb & Mar 2014. 786-258-3127VacationRentals Hammer Point3/2DockDavitsWIFI DogOK$3400305-343-2689 305-343-2689 email@example.comWANTED for Jan & Feb 2015 FROM PRIVATE OWNER Spacious 2BR, on the ocean in Marathon area, for reasonable rate. 703-217-3267 MARATHON RV Resort, private, dock avail. Long term $700/mo + util; short term $850/mo + util. Pets fee applies. 305-610-8002 PublicMeetingAnnouncement-MonroeCountyHumanServices AdvisoryBoard/MonroeCountyBoardofCountyCommissionersTheHumanServicesAdvisoryBoardwillmeetMonday,February24,2014at 10:00AMattheMarathonGovernmentCenter,BOCCMeetingRoomonthe 2ndFloor,2798OverseasHighway.TheBoardwilldiscussCountyFiscalYear 2015fundingandwillelectofficers.Thepublicisadvisedthatsomeorallof themembersoftheMonroeCountyCommissionmayattendthemeeting anddiscussitemsthatmaycomebeforetheCommission.Foracopyofthe agendaorotherinformation,contactLauradeLoach-Hartle,Grants Administrator;1100SimontonStreet,Room2-285;KeyWest,FL33040; 305-292-4482;firstname.lastname@example.org.ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsspecialaccommodationsinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,please contacttheCountyAdministrator'sOffice,byphoning(305)292-4441, betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5) calendardayspriortothescheduledmeeting;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call711. PublishedKeynoter2/8/14 LaytonGardenClub LaytonGardenClub FleaMarket& PancakeBreakfast MM68.5Sat.2/88am-1pm RecycledTreasures, Crafts,BakedGoods. Somethingforeveryone!Proceedsgoto KeysCharities OPENHOUSE11 2Sat.,Feb.8STOPRENTING BUYNOW! Updated& roomy,openoorplan,granite&stainlesskitchen,garage.Gazeatthewide, cleandeepcanalfromscreenedpao& livingarea.Minutestooceanorgulf. 2319thSt.,KeyColonyBeach 2/2 1,170SF $525,000 Karen Raspe305 393 email@example.com NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY OPEN HOUSESaturday & Sunday, Feb. 8 -9 1:00 4:00 pm Or call for private showing 58477 Morton Street Grassy Key $2,750,000 Protected dockage, pool & tennis highlight this direct Gulf front estate with stunning interior.Lori Bender, CDPE Premiere Plus Realty 239-234-0387
Saturday, February 8, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551RVLotinKeysRVPark$600 month.1Yearlease,1st,last& Security.Tenantpaysutilities. FreeCableTV.786-766-9484 firstname.lastname@example.orgRV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 Efficencyforrent MM86, 1BR,1Bath,LR,Kitchen,on water,dockforboat.Utilities/ Cableincluded.Unfurnished $1,300/month443-852-1322 email@example.comMARATHON EFFIC & 1 BR Furn/unfurn, by Porkys (South end of Mrthn). Cable, water & trash incl. $750-$900/mo + elec. Dock avl 305-834-0215 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 GARAGE FOR RENT MM 92 400 sq. ft. workspace 400 sq. ft. storage. Power & A/C $550 / mo. Call (305) 394-3485 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. HAIR SALON Want To Be Your Own Boss? Make your own hours & prices. Come join our friendly staff at Keys Hairmasters, 5701 Overseas Hwy, Suite 2, Marathon. We have 2 hair stations and 1 room for rent. Call 393-1838 Bookkeeper/Office Assistant for Dynasty Marine Assoc. in Marathon QuickBooks & Microsoft Office experience required. Must be reliable, detail oriented, with good organizational skills. Pay commensurate with experience. Full Benefits package. Email resume & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE Is now hiring P/T OFFICE ASSISTANT. Computer exp. a must. Min HS diploma/GED. Quick Books, A/R, A/P, exp. a plus. APPLY IN PERSON ONLY. 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon Mortage Loan Originator Keys Federal Credit Union Seeking an experienced and motivated mortgage loan originator in the Lower, 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, including health and dental insurance, 401(k) and paid holidays & vacation. High school diploma or equiv. req.; college degree preferred. Visit keysfcu.org/keys_career.php to obtain an application. Send application/resume to hr@keys fcu.org or fax to 293-6056. E.O.E. PART TIME TELLER KEY LARGO FIRST STATE BANK of the Florida Keys is seeking a motivated individual for our Teller Line! Grow your career here at our homegrown Bank! Candidates should have cash handling & balancing exp, super-positive attitude, & motivation to give exceptional/ friendly service to our valued customers. We offer full-time, stable, year-round employment, competitive salaries, 401k, pension & profit sharing plans, educ reim, & medical, dental & life ins cov. EMAIL HR@KEYSBANK.COM EOE M/F/V/D Member FDIC Dolphin Research Center has Temporary and Permanent openings for Guest Services. Duties are multifaceted including welcoming guests, taking reservations, retail and photo sales. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to: email@example.com. EOE Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail.HOUSEKEEPERSMARATHON CALL FOR DETAILS (305) 743-5275MATE WANTED FOR BALLYHOO BOAT in Key Largo. Call Jeff 305-407-4524 NEED RELIABLE appliance delivery & installation / service tech. trainee. Clean driving record a must! Call (305) 664-3662. WOW LOOK !!! Ifyouareupbeat,outgoing, andateamplayer, TheateroftheSeahasan opportunityforyou! ThtfthSilkif TheateroftheSeaisnowhiringin theparrotandphotodepartment. Applicantsmustbeavailabletowork weekendsandholidays.Experience preferredbutnotrequired.Pleasefaxor emailresumesto305-664-8162,firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. 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 DriverMarathon#400 Maintainsanddrivesvanstotransportclients. CDLw/passengerendorsementrequired. CaseManager#469 CoordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultsinMarathon andKeyWest.Bachelor'sdegreeinHumanServicefieldand 1yearexperiencerequiredFulltimeposition.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -firstname.lastname@example.org EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply M e d i c a l T e c h n o l o g i s t ( 2 ) E c h o T e c h n o l o g i s t ( P e r d i e m ) E x e c u t i v e A d m i n i s t r a t i v e A s s t E n v i r o n m e n t a l S e r v i c e s A i d E n v i r o n m e n t a l S v c s S u p e r v i s o r P h a r m a c y T e c h n i c i a n ( P e r d i e m ) Applyonlineat:h t t p : / / w w w f i s h e r m e n s h o s p i t a l o r g isnowacceptingapplicationsfor: FishermansHospitalislocatedinMarathon,FL E.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Acceptingapplications forthefollowingposition: HealthInsurance Vacation401K A p p l y i n p e r s o n M M 8 1 5 I s l a m o r a d a o r e m a i l r e s u m e t o L A L B U R Y @ C A R I B E E B O A T S C O M D F W P B O A T D E T A I L E R
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday, February 8, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Temporary 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. Must be reliable. Please call 305-743-2247 x3 for more information. Home Health Care Company is currently hiring part time RN, LPN, OT, OTA, PT, PTA. Serving the area of Marathon. Call 305-942-4281 or please fax resume to 305-225-3940 or email: email@example.com Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Maintenance Technician Full Time Experienced Line Cook Front Desk Clerk Part Time Bartender Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceConcierge/Marktg @ Hammocks MM48. 35 Hrs SatWeds 7:30 am-2pm. Hourly + Com $. Drug Test, app at front desk. Attn: Mike KellyFRONT DESK POSITION Part Time for small resort in Marathon. Exp preferred. Must work weekends. Call Mary or Steve 305-289-7672 Housekeeper needed for daily condo rentals. English/ Bi-lingual. Experienced only. Must have own transportation. Apply in person Continental Inn, 1121 W Ocean Dr., Key Colony Beach. P/T GROUNDSKEEPER Morning shift. Must have own transportation. Apply in person or email. 1121 W Ocean Dr. firstname.lastname@example.orgRESORT HELP Immediate opening! Dock Hand/General Maintenance Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707EXPERIENCED WEBSITE MANAGER PART TIME Marathon Office. Please call Michael (305) 481-4301 VICTIM / WITNESS COORDINATOR Marathon State Attorneys Office Legal office experience preferred. Good communication and computer skills required. Must be able to speak Spanish. Must be able to work well with others. $28,000/year. E.O.E. State of Florida Benefit package. Drug free workplace. Send State of Florida application or resume to: Mark E. Kohl, Esq., Office of the State Attorney, 88820 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Tavernier, FL 33070 or e-mail to: MarkKohl@KeysSAO.org CastleGroupisHIRING CAMs! Greatopportunityfor experiencedCAMinMonroe County.Visitourwebsiteand apply!www.castlegroup.comAlaskanFishingGuides WantedforYesBayLodge A USCGMastersCoastalor6 PakNearCoastalisrequired, aswellasacurrentdrugtest andCPRCertification. Emailareplyto: email@example.com Attn:RyanMartinez(907)-2257906Make Some Extra Cash Deliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4:30 & 7:30 am in Key West or Big Pine Key (two positions needed) Potential income $350-$450 per week Call Alex 305.522.1460 Driftwood Pizza & Subs help wante! Apply within: 10875 O/S Hwy. Marathon EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. Experienced Wait Staff needed. Full time or part time. Apply in person. 1240 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. Ask for Angelo.IMMEDIATE HIRING Line Cooks Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.NOW HIRING: SERVERS & LINE COOK Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon SERVER NEEDED Days/Nights Please apply in person, Franks Grill, 11400 O/S Hwy, Townsquare Mall, Marathon Servers with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. Ladies Luxury Retail: Leggiadro www.Leggiadro.com Is seeking luxury Full Time sales for our beautiful store at the Ocean Reef Club. Knowledge of luxury selling and superior customer service skills are a must. Please email your resume and salary requirements to: GAMcColough@Hotmail.com All resumes will be kept in strict confidence. MARATHON OFFICE ASSISTANT Advanced computer skills required. Available now! Call 305-481-4301 YACHT & BOAT SALES. F/T & P/T. Top commissions. Sales exp required. Retirees welcome. (305) 872-3123, firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. Monroe County Schools A/C Refrigeration Mechanic needed for the Middle Keys area. Great benefits, paid vac., holidays and sick time. Contact Janene Sawyer 305-293-1400 ext# 53458; Janene.sawyer@ keysschools.com Monroe County Schools Electrician needed for the Lower keys area. Great benefits, paid vac., holidays and sick time. Contact Janene Sawyer 305-293-1400 ext # 53458; Janene.sawyer@ keysschools.com TREE TRIMMER F/T, must be experienced and dependable. Year round work. Apply in person: Dot Palm, 5200 O/S Hwy, Marathon Fuel&TransportDriver Must haveValidClassACDLw/ Hazmat&TankerEND.Fuel deliveryexp.preferredbutnot required.DOTPhy.&TWIC CardAPLUS.Emailresume describingworkexp.&refs.to email@example.comKENNEL CAREGIVER F/T Animal care duties reqd. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual that loves to work with animals and people. Evening and weekends required. Call Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 743-7099 13 Boston Whaler Sport 2002 40hp Evinrude, w/trailer. Like new! Always garaged. Brought down from Mi. Less than 10 hrs. $7500. 305-872-9176 1989 31 RAMPAGE Twin GM diesels. $29,500 Call (309) 678-774443 PEARSON TRAWLER 1973 Twin 330/454. Low hrs. Well maintained, great live aboard or weekends. Asking $32.5K. Located in Key Largo. Call (305) 713-26201981 20 Ranger, perfect! Unsinkable daysailor. Shallow draft, swing heel, outbrd. See: www.keys.craigslist.org/boats $5875. 307-326-8113, MM 28 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric incl. MM 99. (305) 942-3055 DEEPWTER DOCKAGE & STORAGE MM 85.9 85970 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada. $500 Call (305) 517-9605 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-08932002WildernessSystems Kayak Sit-on-top12",63lb,2 seats,1paddle.Minor scratches,yellowcolor,Buyer totransport,aGREATBUY $600! firstname.lastname@example.orgAll types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com 2001 FORD MUSTANG GT Convertible, red w/tan top, one owner. Only 52K mi! Cold A/C, new tires, everything works. $9500. 305-289-7532 2005 NISSAN 350 Z Automatic. Original owner, beautiful condition. 55,000 miles. $18,000. 305-393-1415 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 40 Nomad travel trailer 2005 20 superslide, 8 bdrm slide, sliding glass door, 15 cu res. fridge, 25 awning & ext, + many upgrades! $15K obo. 716-510-2411. See MM 33, at Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge WOW LOOK !!! Deliverournewspapers7daysa weekbetween4:30amand7:30am inKeyWestorBigPineKey (twopositionsneeded)Potentialincome $350-$450perweekFormoreinformationCallAlex305.522.1460 MAKESOME EXTRACASH MAKESOME EXTRACASH TheMarathon&LowerKeysAssociationofREALTORSisseekingafull-timeprofessionaltomanageour Marathonoffice.Theidealcandidateisadetail orientedself-starterwiththeabilitytomulti-task. Excellentcustomerserviceandeagernesstolearnthe systemofourbusyofficeisessential.Mustbe proficientwithMicrosoftOfficesuite&QuickBooks.Salarywithbenefitsbasedonexperience.Visit www .mymlkar .com/car eers formoreinformation.Email email@example.com. TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. L o v e R e t a i l ? 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