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Story, 1B Pilot feared dead in crashPieces of a private airplane that disappeared on a return trip from Marathon to Vero Beach were found Monday on a Martin County beach as the search for pilot Andrei Postelnicu continued.We have confirmed that the pieces recovered along the beach [Monday] are pieces of the missing aircraft, Christine Weiss, spokeswoman for the Martin County Sheriffs Office, said Tuesday.So far we have located a total of three small pieces of an aircraft, one of which specifically ties it by model number to a Piper aircraft, she said. The rented Piper piloted by Postelnicu left Florida Keys Marathon Airport late Friday afternoon and was expected to land at Vero Beach Municipal Airport shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Sheriffs Office and the Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.Postelnicu was in contact with air-control towers in Stuart and West Palm Beach around 8 p.m. Friday, the Palm Beach Post reported. But the aircraft, a single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee, never arrived. After it was reported overdue, Civil Air Patrol members began a search.Air searches on Monday were focused on the possibility that the aircraft crashed in the Atlantic Ocean or was ditched offshore, said a Tuesday report from Maj. Joseph Tomasone, spokesman for the patrol.We are continuing our search and are hopeful that we will locate both Mr. Postelnicu and his aircraft asUnited Kingdom man took off from the Marathon airport on FridayMIDDLE KEYS LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTSPhoto by ANDY NEWMANCapt. Skip Bradeen (left) is animated as he speaks during the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier on Saturday. Other presenters included (from left after Bradeen) Jimmy Gagliardini, Fox NFL Sunday analyst and avid Islamorada angler Jimmy Johnson, Brittney Novalsky and seminar host George Poveromo. More than 500 people attended and received tips and information on a variety of fishing techniques in the Keys. Sea cucumbers could be limitedImposing a daily bag limit on harvesting sea cucumbers could be the death knell for a fledgling Lower Keys business, its owner says. It would put us out of business, Eric Lee, owner of Florida Sea Cucumber Corp., said Thursday. Were not trying to wipe out the sea cucumbers or hurt anybody. Lees company established a licensed processing facility for sea cucumbers on Ramrod Key, but temporarily has suspended operations.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission, meeting today in Tampa, will hear an agency staff proposal to establish a daily bag limit of 200 Florida sea cucumbers (Holothuria floridana) per day.State law now allows only licensed marine-life collectors, who generally capture live fish for the aquarium trade, to take sea cucumbers.The Chinese have considered sea cucumbers as seafood for centuries, Lee said. Just because Americans dont eat them doesnt mean theyve never been eaten before, he said.Lee bought sea cucumbers from licensed marine collectors during a trial period to see if the Keys business could be viable. We havent been catching that many, he said. Its confusing to us that now were the devils and getting blamed for everything.It takes about 5,000 sea cucumbers to produce around 50 pounds of saleable dried cucumber, he said. Living sea cucumbers are percent water, he said.Top-quality dried cucumber in Asia was selling for up to $1,000 per pound, he said. But recent changes in Chinese law mostly prohibiting the giving of gifts like coveted sea cucumber to government officials caused a collapse in the price, Lee said.FWC board hears the issue today in TampaKEYS FISHERIESWoman says city official touched herA Key West woman has accused City Manager Bob Vitas of inappropriate touching during Fantasy Fest 2012 and, not satisfied with the response she got from the citys Human Resources Depart ment, went to City Attorney Shawn Smith, who said he would review the allegations. Tuesday, Vitas said he was not aware of Smiths investigation and that he did nothing wrong. In a Jan. 20 letter sent to the city, Steven Powell wrote that in October 2012, he and his wife Letisia were waiting for the annual parade to roll by a friends home on Whitehead Street when Vitas allegedly touched Letisia twice, then again after the parade hit Appelrouth Lane. I told him he needed to respect my wife and not touch her anymore, Steven wrote. He was again disrespectful to my wife. I got in his face and told him, You touch my wife again, Im going to beat the [expletive] out of you. He turned around and walked away.Vitas said Steven Powell never got out of his chair and denied doing anything wrong.He described a float coming by playing disco music: Somebody started bumping the old s dance the bump, were not talking grinding and after awhile I hear some guy in the back say, Dont touch my wife. I said, Well, Im sorry, thats not a problem. I put it out of my head. Ive gotYaniz involved in complaint against VitasBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTGOODBYE TO A FRIEND Photo courtesy KEY WEST POLICE DEPARTMENTKey West Police Officer Thomas Anglins K-9 partner, Ferro, was euthanized Friday. The German shepherd served the Police Department for eight years. Story, 2A By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSeven Mile Run fills in 9 minutesThe 33rd annual Seven Mile Bridge Run, set for April 5, on Tuesday filled its 1,500-person roster in just over nine minutes. Online registration for out-of-county runners (Monroe residents registered starting last Thursday) began at 6 a.m. and by 6:16, the races Facebook page read: Sold out! 9 minutes 11 seconds!!! Congrats to those who got in! Most of the 92 messages on the Facebook page Tuesday were positive, but there were several complaints about the online process. One user posted a picture of the online registration screen at Active.com, which still read that the sign-up was for Keys residents only. Way to go race organizers. This is what we saw online when we set our alarms to get into your race, Orlando resident Amanda Tinney wrote. However, several users posted that they saw the Keys residents only message but ignored it and registered without incident. Co-race organizer Ginger Sayer couldnt be reached Tuesday but the races Facebook page addressed the confusion. Sorry again for anotherBut there is some confusion with sign-upsMIDDLE KEYSKeynoter StaffSee Sea cucumbers, 3ASee Run, 3ASee Vitas, 3ASee Plane, 3A POSTELNICUBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
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The public is invited to watch the release of Kristi and Gizmo, set for noon behind the Marker 88 Restaurant at mile marker 88 bayside. Kristi, an adult, was found near Tavernier Creek entangled in trap line in January. She received physical therapy on her back flipper and was treated with antibiotics, vitamins and fed squid and fish. Gizmo, a sub-adult, was found floating behind a home off Conch Key in October. Gizmo was emaciated and had a wound on the top of his skull. X-rays taken at the hospital revealed an intestinal impaction. The reptile was treated with antibiotics, lactulose, vitamins, honey wound care and a diet of squid and fish. CAUGHT ON VIDEOThis image, taken from a home video surveillance system, reportedly shows a break-in near the Key West Cemetery last year. It happened at the Galveston Lane home of John Martini, who provided the video. Throughout 2013, police reported 76 residential break-ins in the area. Many residents say they believe its the work one of one person but police say thats not necessarily so. K-9 officer passesA veteran member of the Key West Police Department was euthanized Friday.K-9 Ferro, a German shepherd who served the force for eight years alongside his partner Officer Thomas Anglin, was put down. Anglin said the dog had various maladies and that it was best to put him out of his pain. Ferro had retired in November and Anglin was paired with a new dog, Ben. Ferro had a bed right next to my bed, he said. I find myself waking up, stretching to make sure I dont step on him like hes still there. He was the best partner anyone could of had, Anglin wrote Friday on the social media site Facebook. I miss him so much. The pair searched together for illegal drugs in homes and vehicles, and occasionally to subdue to a suspect. In November 2012, what started as a man being caught smoking a joint on Duval Street led to a 10pound marijuana seizure thanks to Ferros keen nose. In 2010, Ferro took down a man at Anglins order as the suspect was attempting to break into a Fleming Street home. In 2007, Anglin went through chemotherapy to treat cancer, making him temporarily unable to care for Ferro. In 2009, he told the Keynoter I had to give him back to the trainer and have the trainer take care of him. I just couldnt do it at the time and that hurt. He had since gotten him back. The department has one other K-9 unit comprising Officer Curtiss Richardson and his partner Cyruss. Ferro was born and partially trained by Slovakia-based breeder Jan Sudimak.Ferro served with Anglin for 8 yearsKEY WESTKeynoter StaffWanted: This rooster to zip itA feral rooster that provides an unwanted wakeup call to a Little Torch Key neighborhood cannot be easily silenced. The thing crows all day long. There is no peace anymore, said Eleanor McAdams, a 20-year resident of Julia Avenue. McAdams said her efforts to have the raucous rooster captured and removed hit a dead end. Now she plans to let the Monroe County Commission know about the lack of checks and balances in the noise ordinance to protect homeowners from excessive noise from animals not legally allowed to be boarded in a residential neighborhood. Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies have logged McAdams noise complaints, but the agency doesnt catch animals.The countys contracted animal control agency for the Middle and Lower Keys, Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys, investigates complaints of livestock (which includes chickens) unlawfully kept in residential neighborhoods, and checks noisy pets that create a nuisance.But a gypsy chicken that roams freely with no apparent owner seems to be a gray area.If we get a noise complaint about a pet or penned animal, we can act on that and bring a [code compliance] court case, said Jared Daeffler, the one full-time SHARK officer between mile marker 16.7 and marker 72.The organization, which is under contract to the county to provide its services, agency also has authority to collect neglected, abused or injured animals, he said. This free-roaming but healthy rooster does not seem to fit under current law as nuisance wildlife listed in county ordinances, or as a code case that can be taken to hearing, Daeffler said. There really arent the resources to go out and trap colonies of free-roaming chickens, he said. No one will take responsibility, McAdams said Monday. Somebody is dropping the ball here.The bird likely is a Serama chicken, a colorful breed that enjoys a free life and is adept at avoiding capture.McAdams believes there should be a more clear-cut way to deal with livestock wandering through residential areas. I dont feel I should have to go to court just so I do not have my sleep destroyed, she said. Im tired of being awakened at 4 a.m. This rooster needs to go, she said. These are [nonnative] animals that should be treated like lionfish or [other] exotics. McAdams has been placed on the agenda of the County Commissions Feb. 19 meeting at the Marathon Government Center.It looks like there isnt much anyone can doLOWER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ EYSTER Irving Reade Eyster at 95 years of age, passed away on February 6, 2014. A longtime resident of Islamorada, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jeane Eyster, three children Robert (Sandy), Barbara Eyster Edgar (David), and David Eyster and three grandchildren Cinnamon Edgar, Veronica, and Evan Eyster. Irving was a friend to everyone he met. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Eyster has resided in Lower Matecumbe since 1952 and has been a Keys resident since 1947. Irving Eyster taught archaeology at FIU and University of Miami; anthropology at Miami-Dade Community College and was a Dade County archaeologist for two years. He is a member of the Society of Professional Archaeologists and served on the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board for 16 years. He is president of Matecumbe Historical Trust. His books include: Indian Key, Handbook of South Florida Archaeology, and Islamorada and more. His newest book is Dr. Jeremiah Reade Explores Florida in 1882 1883. Irving Eyster lived in and enjoyed the Florida Keys for over 60 years and has dedicated his life to making the islands a better place for all. He accumulated countless friends during his impressive and captivating journey as an archaeologist and historian. A service will be held on Sunday, February 16th, at Island Community Church, MM 83 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Matecumbe Historical Trust in order to preserve Irvings work and bring his dream of a building a museum to fruition. Checks can be made out to the Matecumbe Historical Trust, P.O Box 1175, Islamorada, FL 33036, or call Barbara Edgar at (305) 393-0940, or donations may be made on the website at matecumbehistoricaltrust.com. City reconsiders preference lawThe Marathon City Council will take a hard look this month at a so-called local preference law that could have potentially had a contractor paid as much as $775,000 more than a competitor to construct a planned new city hall.Approved by the council in 2009, the law is aimed at giving local contractors a leg up in obtaining city contracts. It says that if a bidder comes within 10 percent of the low non-local bid, it would get preference for that deal.Mayor Dick Ramsay sponsored the law five years ago and broached the topic during a special meeting on Feb. 5 to discuss city-hall bid proposals from the two lowest-bidding contractors. Ramsay shouldered the blame and admitted that contracts as large as the estimated $5.5 million city-hall project were never considered when shaping the law. The original bid by West Construction Inc. out of Lake Worth was for $6.68 million, while Marathonbased Botsford Overholt Construction bid $7.14 million. Botsford came in second due to the local preference law. Those bids were well above the citys budget, leading then-City Manager Roger Hernstadt to request each company to redo their proposals based on three criteria: Maintain the same elevation and square footage, reduce council chambers to 100 seats, and install only columns and a slab for future meeting-room construction. In each case, Botsfords reworked bids were significantly higher than West Construction: $5.5 million vs. $6.11 million for scenario one, a roughly $600,000 difference.$5.11 million vs. $5.68 for the second, a roughly $570,000 difference.$4.4 million vs. $5,18 million for the third, a roughly $775,000 difference.Ramsay said Tuesday that he has submitted suggested changes to the law to the city. I have a sliding scale all the way from 10 percent to 1.5 percent. Its based on the amount were discussing, he said. Its also making a tighter requirement for being local, Ramsay said. The prior one was a little ambiguous and I want to make sure it really is local and not a satellite scenario. Thats not the intent of the ordinance. City officials didnt know how many contracts have been given out using the local preference since the law was enacted. Council members are expected to submit changes and suggestions for the law to city staff in advance of the Feb. 25 council meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon City Council.Currently, local firms get priorityMARATHONSplit on election termsWhen the Marathon City Councils advisory Charter Review Committee started its review of the citys enabling rules Monday afternoon, one of the first things it hit upon is possibly changing the length of council terms.Committee members are former Councilmen Mike Cinque, John Bartus and Frank Greenman; Realtor Karen Farley-Wilkinson; and Weekly Newspapers owner Jason Koler. Among themselves, they elected Bartus chairman and FarleyWilkinson vice chairwoman. When the issue of council terms came up at the meeting at the firehouse at Marathon Florida Keys Airport, Greenman began by addressing the policy that council members can serve only three consecutive twoyear terms, then must leave office. They are allowed to run again after a year out.Id like to see four-year terms [with] two terms and no further opportunity to run for the council, he said. Farley-Wilkinson and Cinque didnt favor longer terms. Im definitely not in favor of four years, the reason being I dont think we can get people that want to dedicate four solid years. A lot of people dont, FarleyWilkinson said. Cinque, who finished his third consecutive term in November, echoed that.I believe in two-year terms. I think theyre efficient, he said, adding that he disagreed with Greenmans idea to bar future runs for the council after two terms.I see no reason somebody cant come back and run again. I think we could hurt ourselves and keep out qualified people, he said. Greenman argued that you have one year to get something done and one year to run for reelection under the current format. Koler agreed, saying city government grinds to a halt each year during election season. Bartus advocated fouryear terms with a two-term limit. Every year in this city we have an election, and every year we have campaign signs, and every year people go around to our businesses asking for money, he said. As for when elections are held, Cinque said he is not in favor of the city moving elections from March to November in 2006. Voters approved that referendum, as well as doing away with specific council seats in favor of at-large voting. The committee, whose recommendations are not binding, is scheduled to next meet on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at the fire station.Greenman floats four years and two-term limitBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONDriver flown to Ryder after crashA head-on collision near mile marker 71.5 of U.S. 1 Sunday afternoon caused one woman to be airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami and shut down both southbound and northbound traffic for nearly three hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2007 Ford driven by Key West resident Regla Scull, 52, was heading south on the Channel 5 Bridge about 12:50 p.m. before drifting over the center line and colliding with a pair of northbound vehicles. According to witness statements, the southbound Ford drifted across the center line, sideswiping the 2014 Ford and continued south, striking the left front of the 2007 Nissan with its left front, FHP Lt. Kathleen McKinney said.The FHP said the 2014 Ford was driven by 58-yearold Michael Gedeon of Hendersonville, N.C. He had three passengers in the car. The 2007 Nissan was driven by Mario Ruiz, 49, of Marathon, who was also traveling with three passengers.The FHP says Scull was airlifted to Ryder, while none of the occupants in the other vehicles sustained injuries. McKinney said U.S. 1 traffic was closed in both directions until 3:05 p.m. Charges are pending.Big Pine crashA Marathon man riding a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Big Pine man in a 1998 Jeep collided early Sunday near mile marker 14 on U.S. 1 as both attempted to pass slowermoving southbound traffic.The FHP said 26-year-old Kevin Bingham was driving his Jeep southbound about 7:15 a.m. when he decided to pass cars in front of him. Bingham reportedly pulled out to pass, but did so at the same time Marathon resident Michael Saunders, 53, on the Harley, was already passing numerous vehicles.McKinney said the front of the Harley-Davidson struck the rear of the Jeep, causing the HarleyDavidson to lose control, sliding on its side approximately 100 feet [and] coming to rest on the northbound shoulder of U.S. 1. Saunders was transported to Lower Keys Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 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Gov. Rick Scotts proposed education budget for 2014-15, unveiled last month, would mean more money for Keys students, according to an analysis from Jim Drake, the Monroe County School District director of finance. Scott announced his proposed spending plan Jan. 27 in West Palm Beach and Drake was set to present the local highlights to the School Board after press time Tuesday. In terms of per-student spending, Drake projects a $286 increase of the 2013 level of $9,529 per student. Its a positive start to the legislative session, Superintendent Mark Porter said, noting that although theres a proposed increase, if you look at some of the historical figures, its still beneath previous funding levels. Scotts budget its just a recommendation; the Legislature gets final say on state spending includes $480 million to increase salaries. The current budget also has that amount for teacher increases but Monroes portion, $1.4 million, hasnt been allocated yet because the schools administration and the United Teachers of Monroe havent agreed on a contract for the current year. The two sides theyre at impasse as declared by the union go to a March 5 hearing before the Florida Public Employee Relations Commission. Despite that, Porter said its a good thing more money for salaries is in Scotts next proposed budget. Thats an interesting deal, he said. The money were still seeking to access for our teachers and we will one of the caveats of that money is it must go on your salary schedule, he said. The fact that its in the budget is a good thing. Also on the table is a $300,000 local allocation for distance-learning technology. Overall, Scotts budget for kindergarten through grade 12 proposes boosting public education funding by $542 million to $18.84 billion statewide. Pam Stewart, commissioner of the state Department of Education, said the money would only improve our states reputation as the national leader as the ideal location learn, work and live. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com D soon as possible, Civil Air Patrol commander Lt. Col. George Shaefer said in the report.Sunday, a backpack containing identification belonging to Postelnicu was found on a beach near Stuart, according to the Martin County Sheriffs Office.A newer boot that matches the same European size as the missing pilot washed ashore Sunday afternoon, Weiss said. Search efforts have been challenging due to the rough waters, windy conditions and the large perimeter of the search.The area covers about a 30-mile length of the Atlantic beach in Central Florida.It was not certain when Postelnicu arrived in Marathon. A staff member at a Marathon fixed-base operation, which provides fueling and other services for private aircraft, said Tuesday that the firm cannot comment on any details of Postelnicus trip to Middle Keys. Several news reports describe the missing pilot as a native of Romania who emigrated to the United Kingdom, where he became a citizen. Postelnicu is employed as a financial researcher and writer for Moodys Investor Service. Fluent is several languages, he previously worked as a business journalist for the Financial Times, and contributed to media outlets including Bloomberg News and BBC World Service. He is a licensed pilot and active in several nonprofit causes.Info on visit to Keys limitedFrom Plane, 1A nothing to hide. Im not embarrassed, Vitas said. Letisia Powell went to meet on Feb. 4 with city Human Resources Director Samantha Farist, which she described in a Feb. 10 email to Smith. At the end of our meeting, instead of feeling pleased to know that when a complaint is made it is handled in a professional manner, our meeting ended with [Farist] stating she will not be doing anything with the situation, she wrote. Powell wrote that she wants to point out how [Vitas] treats women and uses his status in a very unprofessional manner. Smith responded the same day: While I have no control over the alleged actions of Mr. Vitas or Ms. Farist under the circumstances, I do offer you my apology. It appears to me that a review of both the underlying matter and the investigation into it needs to be conducted by someone who does not have a fear of reprisal based upon the result, he added. As one of the three individuals who work directly for the City Commission, I plan to look into the matter. For everyones sake, I believe a full and impartial review is warranted. So why a complaint now? Thats interesting, isnt it? Vitas asked. Commissioner Tony Yaniz, a vocal critic of Vitas, reached out to Farist on Feb. 6, pressing her on the Powells complaint. He asked Farist, Did you tell the Powells that unless other witnesses corroborated their story you couldnt do anything further? Did you state to anyone at any time that I told the Powells to fabricate the story? Farist didnt immediately respond so on Feb. 7, Yaniz followed up: It is my prerogative as an elected city official to request information from you and just so we are clear, your failure to respond is, in my opinion, insubordination. In a Feb. 9 e-mail to Smith, Mayor Craig Cates, wrote, I believe Commis sioner Yaniz has overstepped his authority with his witch hunt on Mr. Vitas. Com missioner Yaniz has created a hostile work environment at City Hall with managers and employees. He cannot threaten Mrs. Farist to jump when he says jump. He is a city commissioner, not dictator. Letisia Powell did not respond to a phone message.Yaniz presses the issueFrom Vitas, 1AThe proposed daily limit of 200 cucumbers per collector would not provide enough to run a U.S.-based business, he said. Buyers in China are waiting for a product of the U.S.A. They know its a quality product, unlike what they see from some Third World countries, he said.His company seeks to establish an aquaculture facility to replenish the natural sea cucumber population, Lee plans to tell the FWC board today. Any release of aquacultured marine life into ocean waters requires federal and state approval. In November, FWC staff advised the agencys rulemaking board of the sudden interest in Florida sea cucumbers as seafood. There have also been severe [sea cucumber] population crashes recorded in high-profile conservation sites such as the Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos Islands National Park due to overfishing, with no signs of recovery at these sites, FWC biologist Melissa Recks said. The agency likely will not make a final decision on the proposed cucumber rule today, agency spokeswoman Amanda Nalley said. The FWC report describes Florida sea cucumbers as sedentary marine invertebrates that inhabit shallow-water habitats in the Florida Keys, residing in seagrass beds, lagoons and nearshore reefs. They are vulnerable to overfishing because their visibility and sedentary nature make them easy to locate and collect.Man fears business lossFrom Sea cucumbers, 1ADrainage getting upgradedIn an effort to solve the flooding problem in Old Towns Front Street Basin, Key West city staff is planning a $4.2 million stormwater infrastructure upgrade expected to take 290 construction days.Business owners and hoteliers showed up at a Monday evening session in Old City Hall to discuss with city staff the anticipated impacts to downtown traffic flow and construction noise that could impact lodging properties.City Utilities Manager Jay Gewin highlighted the project, which includes a new 24-inch Mallory Square outfall, an emergency outfall at Simonton Street Beach, construction of five 120foot-deep gravity wells, a new pump station generator and upsizing of 31 inlets along Duval Street. During heavy rains, and compounded by tidal shifts, low-lying areas along Front Street, between Whitehead and Simonton, easily flood to the point of making the road impassable.Gewin said thats because the islands topography naturally directs water in that direction and the citys Works Progress Administration-era system cant handle it.The purpose of these wells is to attempt to intercept that water before it enters the Front Street Basin. In the heavier rains, the station simply isnt able to keep up, he said. He said a similar setup tested at similarly low Patricia and Ashby streets can drain one foot or more standing water down to street level in a half an hour. Representatives from the Pier House Resort at 1 Duval St., Two Friends Patio Restaurant at 512 Front and the Audubon House at 205 Whitehead all questioned the 290-day timeline and potential for street closures, cutting off vehicle access. We will work with you via signage or whatever we can, Gewin said. Assistant City Manager David Fernandez added, We require the contractor to maintain access to all businesses. Its an absolute critical issue for us. The construction is permitted through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing 61 percent, $2.56 million, of the cost, with the city paying the remainder. Gewin said the project would likely go out to bid in April, with construction possibly starting in July. The new gravity wells will go in at the intersections of Simonton and Eaton streets, Eaton and Duval, Angela Street between Duval and Simonton, Whitehead between Caroline and Greene, and Fleming between Bahama Street and Duval.Hospitality industry raises some concernsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Heavy rains and high tide flood routinely block Front Street between Duval and Simonton streets. Key West city staff on Monday previewed a $4.2 million stormwater infrastructure upgrade designed to fix the problem.Scott proposes more student moneyIn the Keys, its $286 more for each kidBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSPieces of an aircraft, identified as the missing Piper PA-28, are seen as they were found on a Martin County beach. Active confusion this morning. But anyone who registered successfully did get into the run so rest your minds. Congrat ulations for all those who got in. We even had entries as far away as Great Britain, Ireland, Czech Republic, Germany and Yugoslavia! Amazing, the 12:25 p.m. post read.Bridge Run goes internationalFrom Run, 1A
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, February 12, 2014* Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALMore government sunshine, not lessLETTERS TO THE EDITORMulch, dont burnThe Monroe County Commission should immediately abandon the idea of burning yard waste from residents on Ramrod Key. The current practice of shipping yard waste to Broward County to burn and release as carbon pollution into the atmosphere is an insult. At a cost of $840,000 per year, it is an insult to the taxpayers of Monroe County, as well. Monroe County ground up yard waste and composted it at the transfer sites in the Keys and delivered it to residents as mulch for many years. This practice must be restored; it is the only sensible, cost-effective and environmentally appropriate solution. Ten inches of mulch will become one or two inches of soil in a short time in the Keys. It raises yard elevations and stores carbon in the soil, and grows trees, which remove mores carbon from the atmosphere. If the county government wants to take action against climate change, or be sustainable, it should do it instead of talking about it and pretending to do something. Robert Ehrig Big Pine KeyOne barrel at a TimeHow do you measure the success of a scenic highway? One construction barrel at a time. Mile for mile, the Florida Keys Scenic Highway continues to be a leader in Floridas scenic highway program. Last year, we constructed almost 25 miles of new trail, resurfaced a significant portion of the Overseas Highway, added bike lanes to the highway shoulders, added seven pedestrian crossings to improve safety, and brought a spectacular eightacre waterfront parcel on Florida Bay into the public domain. Were not done yet. This year, we are adding bike lanes along the entire County Road 905 route through the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, rehabilitating two of Henry Flaglers old railroad bridges, designing two scenic overlooks, installing more than 10 miles of landscaping, starting the rehabilitation design for the iconic old Seven Mile Bridge, adding six more miles of trail and constructing a pedestrian overpass across Adams Cut. The overwhelming success of the Florida Keys Scenic Highway Program is due to the continued commitment by a host of public and private partners. Being an Area of Critical State Concern, our region faces more challenges than any other area of Florida. On a daily basis, we work to balance development rights, environmental protection, a booming tourism-based economy, hurricane evacuation needs and quality-of-life issues for our residents. Our scenic highway corridor is surrounded by a national marine sanctuary, and we have five state parks; wildlife refuges; six local governments; a state road department; a state-designated trail; water, power, wastewater and telephone utilities; National Register of Historic Places structures, more endangered plants and animals than any other place in Florida, commercial businesses, and layers of bureaucracy and permitting issues for every good scenic highway idea that we want to bring to fruition. It didnt take long to realize that these issues would be insurmountable for a single entity to overcome. Our corridor management entity (a term coined by the state Department of Transportation) was forced to morph into a strong partnership between various government agencies, our 501(c)3 group and the private sector businesses that line the highway. The public is encouraged to help strengthen the scenic highway message by participating in scenic highway events and offering big ideas to improve the corridor. We all take our role as stewards of Floridas only federally designated All American Road very seriously. For more information about the Florida Keys Scenic Highway, please contact me at 304-0412 or via e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org. If youd like to join the Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance, our 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, contact President Gina Boilini, at email@example.com. Patricia Smith Planning Manager County Transportation Key LargoRoad is still darkSome streetlights on Sombrero Beach Road in Marathon got turned on. On Jan 11, a city employee explained in a letter to the editor of the Keynoter the trouble with the lights on Sombrero Beach Road. The promise was all would be repaired and working by Jan 27. Well, guess what? We now only have 18 lights out instead of 31, so we are making progress. Given another year and a half, we should be able to be secure on the sidewalk and bike path. The Old joke was how many workers does it take to replace the light bulbs. Answer: None, it must go to a committee and be bid out. As you might be able to tell I am disappointed in the approach to this problem of security and good looks, and the message it sends to visitors. Jack Burley MarathonLook inside firstI found a solution to the minimumwage problem so that all parties concerned can have a happy medium. Instead of giving minimum-wage workers a raise, I propose that all government employees earn $10 an hour with no paid holidays, vacation pay, 401(k), health insurance, maternity leave, sick days, bonuses or any other bull that a normal worker endures. And no unions. Its time we the people take our country back before our government runs it into the ground. Gary Pitterman Key LargoPrayers not badThe editorial in the Feb. 5 Keynoter totally missed the purpose of prayer before public meetings. The questions are: Do you believe there is a God? Do you believe that God can give wisdom? If you answer these questions yes, the whole purpose of prayer is for the government leaders to receive wisdom for their decisions for the benefit of all the affected citizens. Prayer before meetings has nothing to do with promoting one particular religion. Gene Schlictman MarathonMove to keep secret the names of candidates to lead schools could morph into larger info banThe Florida Legislature will meet starting in March kick off the 2014 session, and some hopeful signs have appeared regarding the publics right to know, as well as bills encouraging the ethical conduct of our public officials. But a troubling effort is also underway in the Legislature to restrict the publics right to know the names of candidates for top job positions in public universities and colleges. House Bill 135 and companion Senate Bill 728 would exempt information from public records regarding applicants for presidents, provosts, or deans of state universities or Florida public colleges. The bills would also provide exemptions from public-meeting requirements for any meetings held for the purposes of identifying or vetting applicants for presidents, provosts, or deans. The bill would then require the release of names of specified applicants within a certain time frame. Legislators should stop these bills attempting to restrict the publics right to know. Florida has established some of the most open access laws in the 50 states. But that access sometimes makes people nervous. By excluding names of candidates in the beginning and middle parts of the executive search at our universities and colleges, the Legislature would begin taking the people and their rights down a slippery slope. Today, its candidates for top positions at colleges. If that happens, whats to stop future legislators from attempting to restrict information about candidates for city or county manager positions, or superintendent positions, or really any taxpayer-paid positions? The Legislature should avoid this slippery slope. Lets keep the hiring process for all public positions including colleges and universities as open as possible. The Legislature should focus on protecting public access this session, while improving opportunities for public officials to educate themselves on ethics. Its what will keep Florida government out of the shadows. Daytona Beach News Journal Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Pain pills, not heroin, is the big drug nowThe heroin resurgence that was highlighted earlier this month by the surprising Feb. 2 overdose death of movie star Philip Seymour Hoffman has not been felt in the Keys, or even South Florida. But nationwide, heroin use is spiking at a rate that is alarming federal drug enforcement officials. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin overdose deaths nationwide rose 45 percent from 2006 to 2010 2,089 to 3,038. From 2007 to 2011, visits to emergency rooms due to heroin abuse went up from 188,162 to 258,482. Prescription opiate addiction pain pills like OxyContin remains a far bigger problem in South Florida, and even in the rest of the country, than heroin, but the latters abuse is skyrocketing, the Drug Enforcement Administration said in a recent fact sheet.The trend appears to be hitting the northeastern United States the hardest. For example, last month, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said during his State of the State address that his state is in the midst of a full-blown heroin crisis.In every corner of our state, heroin and opiate drug addiction threatens us, Shumlin said. But in the Keys, heroin use is barely on law enforcements radar, especially when compared to prescription opiate abuse.We havent seen anything new, said Detective Sgt. Al Ramirez, who works narcotics crimes for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Special Agent Mia Ro, a spokeswoman with the DEAs Miami field office, said Florida is experiencing a moderate-to-high increase in heroin abuse in the northern part of the state and the Tampa area. But in other regions, she said, its use is stable or has slightly decreased.Cause and effectThe surge in prescription pain-pill abuse over the past 10 years is likely the root of the sudden rise in heroin use. Both oxycodone, the generic form of OxyContin, and heroin are opiates. But as the country cracks down on prescription drug abuse and socalled pill mills that indiscriminately sell the drugs, heroin is increasingly being seen as a cheaper option. Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing problem, DEA Special Agent Rusty Payne, an agency spokesman, said. Heroin is right up there, too. Oxycodone is a slowrelease pill originally designed to give long-lasting pain relief to dying cancer patients. Abusers crush the pill, which negates its timerelease function, and snort it, shoot it up in a hypodermic needle, smoke it or inhale it. The DEA considers opiate addiction a nationwide epidemic. The agency cites a CDC statistic that more people in the United States now die from opiate overdoses every year than they do from car accidents. And abusers who switch from prescription drugs to heroin should beware: They are at a higher risk of accidental overdose, the DEA says, because, unlike prescription meds, heroins purity and dosage amounts vary. Like most illegal street drugs, you never really know what youre putting into your body. Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at a high risk of overdose or death, the DEA fact sheet reads. Another direct cause of the latest heroin comeback is the amount of the drugs that are flowing across the Southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico. From 2008 to 2012, law enforcement saw a 232 percent increase in the amount of heroin seized at the Mexican border. Most of the heroin smuggled into the country comes from Mexico, with Colombia a close second. A small percentage comes from Asia, Payne said. Mexicans oversee most traffic in the U.S., and they traffic both Mexican heroin and Colombian heroin, Payne said. Colombians have become wholesalers and are not as involved in distribution. They sell a lot to Mexico.Hoffmans death brings addiction to the surfaceBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comTHE DRUG FRONT Heroins effectsHeroin abusers can expect feeling a surge of euphoria or rush, followed by a twilight state of sleep and wakefulness.Other effects include drowsiness, inability to concentrate, apathy and psychological dependence. In addition, they can experience drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea, a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth and heavy extremities. The effects of heroin overdose are slow and shallow breathing, blue lips and fingernails, clammy skin, convulsions, coma and possible death.Source: Drug Enforcement Administration. Readers and government prayerOn Feb. 5, the Keynoter published in print and online a story about prayers before Marathon City Council meetings, and an editorial addressing the issue. Following are what some readers think, posted on the newspapers Website: Please just change the name of the city to Moronathon; you have become an embarrassment to the Florida Keys. And to the voters who elected these clowns, now that is truly creationism.The First Amendment guarantees that the government shall not establish a religion, nor prohibit the free practice thereof. Clearly this has been established as an absolute separation of church and state. It is time to give up these invocations and focus on governing Marathon.I think Marathon has a whole lot more to worry about than how a council person says an opening prayer. People just need to be respectful and tolerant. And as far as praying before meetings, we need prayer as human beings, we need all the help we can get!Churches and homes are places for prayers and sermons. Council meetings are for conducting public business. Stop this tyranny of the Christian majority, please.Its simple, especially to those who are always preaching the Constitution: Separation of church and state.Government meetings from the presidential inauguration to the House of Representatives have an officiant who offers a public prayer. Its not a compulsion or endorsement but a reflection that we are a society with spiritual beliefs and practices.For me, there is nothing imaginary about God, angels, demons. I have the direct experience ongoing, and have had for many years now.... However, I dont care for people coming to government meetings and making prayers based on their personal beliefs, nor do I go to government meetings and make prayers, and if I did make such a prayer in a government meeting, requested or not, it would be short and sweet, something like, God, please help us, we need your help! House Bill 135 and companion Senate Bill 728 would exempt information from public records regarding applicants for presidents, provosts, or deans of state universities or Florida public colleges.
Coca-Cola is looking to tap into a new market, with plans to let people make its sodas and other drinks at home. The worlds biggest beverage maker said its buying a 10 percent stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. for $1.25 billion as part of an agreement to bring its familiar brands into the fastgrowing at-home market. Green Mountain is known for its single-serve coffee makers, but is developing a machine for cold drinks, as well. The deal comes as SodaStream makes an aggressive push to make its at-home carbonation machines a fixture in U.S. kitchens. The Israeli company has touted its machines as a cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative to buying Coke and Pepsi drinks. Although its in just 1 percent of U.S. homes so far, SodaStream has noted that its in as many as 25 percent of homes in Sweden.Investors sent Green Mountains stock soaring and SodaStreams lower after the deal was announced. Coca-Colas decision to team up with Green Mountain also comes as soda consumption in the U.S. and other developed nations continues to decline, in part because of the growing number of options people have in the beverage aisle. Green Mountains Keurig Cold machine is expected to roll out in the companys 2015 fiscal year, which begins this fall. The company says the machine will let people make sodas, sports drinks and other beverages with the touch of a button. Like its coffee machines, the cold machine would use pods to make a variety of drinks. Jonas Feliciano, a beverage industry analyst for market researcher Euromonitor International, noted that Green Mountain has said its machine will not require CO2 carbonation cylinders that need to be replaced. The inconvenience of having to replace the CO2 cylinders in SodaStreams machines has been seen as a barrier to the companys potential. As such, Feliciano said the potential of Cokes deal with Green Mountain was even beyond SodaStream.Green Mountain CEO Brian Kelley said during the call with reporters that the company plans to do with cold beverages what has been done with hot tea and coffee.Before joining Green Mountain in late 2012, Kelley had been a high-ranking executive at Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola and Green Mountain said they have signed a 10-year agreement. As part of that deal, CocaCola, based in Atlanta, will acquire nearly 16.7 million new Green Mountain shares. Green Mountain, based in Waterbury, Vt., said it plans to use proceeds to buy back stock and fund expenses related to Keurig Cold. Coca-Cola shares were up 1.4 percent at $38.12 in after-hours trading. Green Mount ains shares soared 42 percent. Shares in Soda Stream Inter national Ltd. were down 6 percent. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Rotary is serving BREAKFAST both days: All You Can Eat for $5.305-712-1818 FREE SHUTTLE FROM CORAL SHORES DURING SHOW HOURS HIGH SCHOOL, MM 90 FEBRUARY 22 & 23 SAT.8AM 5PMSUN.9AM 3PM2014 19th ANNUAL GIGANTIC NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET SPONSORED BY NEW! IFACT Kids Fishing Clinic Noon SundayPRESENTED BY THIS AD BROUGHT TO YOU BY REGAN INSURANCE AGENCY THISADBROUGHTTOYOUBYHIBISCUS MARKETING Place your business in the SERVICE DIRECTORY starting at ONLY $50 for the whole month! Also goes online at KeysInfoNet.com! BusinessOPEN FOR BUSINESS Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNA new Bealls Outlet has opened in 23,000 square feet of space formerly occupied by Home Depot at U.S. 1 and 107th Street in Marathon. Last year, Office Depot moved to mile marker 50, and Bealls expanded from a smaller space it occupied in the same plaza where the new Bealls is. An official grand opening and ribbon-cutting is set for 9 a.m. Thursday. A Dollar Tree store is planned for the old Bealls space. Coming soon: Homemade CokeSodaStream will soon be challengedAssociated PressCONSUMERS
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS DAILY! OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! Cooking for the OscarsThe Academy Awards are March 2, and we have the perfect appetizer to go with your debate of the awards. Recipe, 4B Keys wrestlers off to stateThe Key West High School wrestling team, which finished third at last weekends Region 4-1A tournament, will send six athletes to the state tourney Friday and Saturday at the Lakeland Center. Advancing for the Conchs are John Piraino, who won the regional title at Cardinal Gibbons High in Fort Lauderdale in the 170-pound class; Andrew Guieb (120) and Uriel Diaz (182), both of whom finished second; and John Pozzi (190), Jeromy Homerston (106) and Joseph Casasola (113), all of whom finished third. Guieb, Diaz and Pozzi went to the state tourney last season, with Guieb finishing second in the 106-pound class. Homerston and Casasola are freshmen. Guieb did not wrestle in Saturdays championship match because of a shoulder that has bothered him all season. It will be tough for him to win a state title, said coach Chaz Jimenez. It will come down to how much he is willing to go through. Talent is not an issue. If he wins in the quarterfinals, I see him going to the finals the toughest bracket is the 120 class. Piraino, who was coming off his fourth consecutive district title, won his final match against Bryce Hill of American Heritage-Delray, 19-2. He is wrestling really well right now, Jimenez said. He could definitely place [in the top six] at the state tournament. Diaz lost to Monsignor Paces Matt Kirkland, 17-2, in the finals. Hes a phe-Conchs advance but Hurricanes stopped in regional tournamentPREP WRESTLINGBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorLady Dolphins win openerA pair of first-inning runs held up on Friday, as the Marathon High School softball team earned a 2-1 season-opening home win over a quality St. Brendan High School squad.They held up in large part to sophomore starter Jordan Roneys dominant effort on the mound. She finished with six strikeouts and allowed only two hits and two walks over seven innings.It was definitely a pitchers duel, two good pitchers going against one another. Theyre a team loaded with juniors and seniors [and are] a very good hitting team No. 1 through No. 9, coach Bob Roney said.He said it was encouraging for coaches and players to see the Dolphins hang tough to win a close game against a tough team that features a number of club ball players from the Miami area.In fact, the Dolphins have eliminated cupcake games against weaker opponents from this seasons schedule. Coach Roney said mercy-ruling inferior competition doesnt help the girls in the long run.Were more mature this year and were working on being more mentally strong. Were going to be pretty good down the stretch, he said.Jordan Roney helped her own cause in the first, leading the inning off with a double. She advanced to third base on a Savannah Rodamer ground ball that was misplayed by St. Brendan and allowed Rodamer to reach base safely.Ashlyn Katz hit a sacrifice fly to score Roney and Sacha Olivera singled home Rodamer to make it 2-0. St. Brendans only run came in the bottom of the seventh inning. A batter reached base, advanced to second and third on a pair of infield errors and scored on a sacrifice bunt. Rodamer and Sydney Konrath finished with two hits apiece for the Dolphins, while Jordan Roney and Olivera each had one. Marathon (1-0) is scheduled to host Carrollton School today at 4 p.m.Roneys arm helps propel the victoryBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SOFTBALLKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathons Savannah Rodamer connects on a low pitch that ended up as a double to deep left field during Fridays 2-1 home win over St. Brendan High School. Rodamer had two hits. Conchs win their 1st two gamesIt was only a pair of preseason games, but the Key West High baseball team, perhaps inspired by the biggest crowds in years at Rex Weech Field, looked last weekend like the Murderers Row of the 1927 New York Yankees. The Conchs, who rarely hit long balls last season, slammed two home runs in each game as they defeated a weak Somerset team, 21-0, on Friday night, and then came back to down Miami Southridge, a team with a strong baseball pedigree, 83, on Saturday night. After opening ceremonies Friday night that included the Miami Marlins mascot and a horde of Little Conch players that swelled the crowd to near capacity, the Conchs got, among their 16 hits, three-run homers from Steven Wells and Darren Miller. Then against Southridge, the Conchs scored all of their eight runs in a first inning highlighted by another three-run homer by Wells and one with a man on by Hugo Valdes. The kids hit the ball well, said Ralph Henriquez, who coached his first Conch game since 2005. They are gettingWells, Miller hit 3-run shots over SomersetBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West third-base coach Chris Valdez congratulates Steven Wells after Wells hit a home run against Southridge on Saturday night.See Conchs, 2BIts up, down with the tempsWhile this chamber-ofcommerce kind of weather is certainly very pleasant, it makes for some interesting fishing. The water temps are hovering at 78 to 80, which is more typical of May than February. The sailfish bite has been up and down. When we get a cold front, its up, but when the south winds blow, its down again. Fortunately, blackfin tuna, dolphin and wahoo are there to fill in the blanks. There is also plenty of king mackerel off the edge of the reef. Just ask any wreck angler dropping a live bait 150 feet or more. More often than not, it gets eaten on the way down and bit off. The yellowtail bite on the reef is also a bit inconsistent. Some days they bite like crazy, but you go back to the same spot the next day and they wont bite at all.So if you plan to fish the reef or offshore, I recommend you keep your options open and be flexible as to your target species.Now for the good news. The bridge, channel and bay bites are excellent, primarily for mangrove snapper. There are also yellowtail, mutton, hogfish, porgy and jacks to be had. Further out in the bay and gulf areas, there has been scattered cobia action as wellBut action at the bridge is constantFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumnDolphins split preseason tourneyThe Marathon High School baseball team split a pair of games this past weekend at its annual preseason tournament. The Dolphins beat Palmer Trinity School on Friday, 8-1, before losing to Sagemont School out of Fort Lauderdale on Saturday afternoon, 17-8. No. 1 starter Kyle Pierce was dominant against the Falcons on Friday, striking out 11 and allowing only one hit and one walk in six innings. Palmers lone hit came in the last inning. Marathons offense produced on Saturday, but 11 defensive errors resulted in numerous unearned runs for the Lions.The lack of focus and laziness on Saturday was unacceptable and I take it as my responsibility for them not being prepared to play. This kind of show wont happen again, coach Luis Leal said.Palmer jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Friday, as the leadoff batter walked and stole second and third bases. He scored when catcher Max Elliotts throw to third short-hoppedTeam heading to Coral Shores this ThursdayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALLHurricanes host Marathon ThursdayCoral Shores High School coaches can fill their lineup card with returning regulars when the Hurricanes open the regular baseball season this week. We do have a lot of returning players, said head coach Pat Meyers. Some of them are young, but theyve got varsity experience.Coral Shores plays its home opener Thursday against Marathon High School, a local and South Florida Baseball Conference rival. Game time at Islamoradas Founders Park is 6 p.m.Results from a road game Tuesday at Dade Christian were pending at press time. The Canes dropped two preseason games in the Spanish River Tournament last week but were in tight contests before Coral Shores starting pitchers were pulled because of pitch counts. The Canes lost an 8-1 decision to host Spanish River, and to Olympic Heights, 13-9. Those are like scrim-Coral Shores drops a pair in preseasonCORAL SHORES BASEBALLSee Fishing, 2BSee Wrestling, 2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Hurricanes, 2BSee Dolphins, 2B
third baseman Mark Keller and ended up in left field.Marathon answered back in the bottom half of the first when Pierce singled home Carlos OFarrill to tie the game 1-1. The Dolphins scored two more runs in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead for good. Jesse Deluca led off with a walk and scored on an OFarrill deep double to the left-centerfield gap. Raymond Crespo singled to drive in OFarrill and make it 3-1.Marathon blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth inning with a five-run rally.Kevin McKeon led off with a walk and stole second and third. DeLuca was then hit by a pitch and OFarrill walked to load the bases. Three consecutive walks scored three runs, followed by a two-run double by Robbie Garcia to make it 8-1. OFarrill was 2-for-2 with a walk, double, RBI and three runs scored, while Crespo was 2-for-3 with two RBI. OFarrill had another huge game on Saturday that included a three-run home run over the left field fence. He was 3for-4 with five RBI.But the Dolphins couldnt overcome the mistakes on defense and allowed the Lions to score 13 of their 17 runs with two outs. Sagemont scored in six of the games seven innings. Garcia was 1-for-3 with a double in the game, while Frankie Gonzalez was 1-for-4. Marathon was scheduled to begin its regular season on Tuesday with a visit to Miami Christian School, but results were not available at press time. The Dolphins are slated to visit Coral Shores High School on Thursday at 6 p.m.OFarrills weekend is offensiveFrom Dolphins, 1B mages we use to get all our pitchers ready, and put all our position players on the field, Meyers said. We saw a lot of good things.Will Goodwin, a junior who could lead the Cane rotation, limited Spanish River to one run through five innings.Freshman hurler Jose Lima made a strong impression when he owned a 5-4 lead over Olympic before turning the ball over. Lima also cracked a pair of doubles in the tournament.Infielder Fernando Garcia, a new Cane but South Florida veteran, reached base six times in the preseason games.Coral Shores also got hits from returning players Kyle Gates, Dalton Falcucci, Austin Seabolt and Daryl Chou. Cody Richards anchored the defense at shortstop, working with first baseman Luke Lofton and third baseman Chou.David DiMaggio and Austin Fox return to the Cane pitching rotation. The lineup will be bolstered by Jake Beaty, who missed last spring with an injury, and Justin Perrine, a first-year senior. Keys Gate Charter arrives for a 5 p.m. Tuesday game at Founders Park.The Hurricanes compete in both the rugged state District 16-4A and the South Florida Baseball Conference. Coral Shores has 21 regularseason games, plus conference and district tournaments.Canes look to their veteransFrom Hurricanes, 1B KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 Exceptional Properties... Exceptional Service! Leslie Leopold, 305.942.0215 Cheri Tindall, 305.664.7661 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY BOARD ROOM 1st Floor 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.This meeting is a workshop regarding FKAA Water Supply, Emergency Water Supply and Water Storage. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 295-2203, email@example.com.Published Keynoter 2-12-14 nomenal athlete, Jimenez said of Kirkland. Uriel had no answer for him. Two other Conchs Caleb Ashe (126) and Valmir Gaspard (heavyweight) came within a match of advancing. A shoulder injury kept district 220-pound champion Kenneth Sagan from returning to the state tournament for the second consecutive season. Key West, with 152 points, was third behind Pace (185) and Cardinal Gibbons (307). Gibbons advanced 13 wrestlers. I was hoping for second, but third is an accomplishment, Jimenez said. Weve been down a little this year.Of the six Key West qualifiers, Homerston (31-18) has the most victories this season. Pozzi is 29-6, Piraino 26-9, Guieb 20-1, Diaz 19-7 and Casasola 19-8.Canes stoppedAll five Coral Shores High wrestlers in the regional tournament reached the second days competition but all stopped there. No Hurricanes will be in the state lineup.Thats a little disappointing, said co-coach Joe Biondoletti, but all in all, everybody looked good.The guys did what they needed to do to make a run at the states next year, said Biondoletti, coaching with Tom Milkovich. Rion Hunter, a junior who won the district 145pound title, went 2-2 in the regional, losing in the last round in the match that would have qualified him for the state Class A event. Rion didnt allow a takedown in any match at the regional and beat the states No. 8-ranked kid, Biondoletti said. He was making a move and just got caught. Nick Kaufman at 152, Dylan McGilvra at 106 and Pablo Gonzalez at 132 all scored 2-2 at the regional records. Jesse Wollangk at 138 went down hard and suffered a rib injury that ended his tournament.Except for the senior Wollangk, all of Coral Shores regional qualifiers are eligible to return next winter.Senior staff writer Kevin Wadlow contributed to this report.Conchs are off to state tournamentFrom Wrestling, 1B Keys InfoNet.comas Goliath grouper and some extremely large kingfish. Sharks mostly blacktips provide a lot of rod-bending fun, too.Seminar ThursdayThe Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center continues its 2014 seminar series Thursday with Capt. Ben Ekblom, who will discuss backcountry fishing. Join them starting at 6 p.m. at their showroom at 2001 Overseas Highway in Marathon.The weeks bestCapt. Ariel Medero, of Big Game Sportfishing out of the Hammocks Resort in Marathon, reports offshore fishing has been diverse. One day hes catching dolphin and tuna, the next day wahoo and kingfish, and there are always a few sailfish sprinkled in the mix. Inshore fishing for mangroves is still very active. The cobia bite is improving in the gulf, and theres a steady stream of mangroves and Spanish mackerel Capt. Jeff Knapp, of Beckoning Charters out of Burdines in Marathon, concurs that the mangrove action is red-hot at the Seven Mile Bridge. Hes having success with small pinfish. Hes also finding mid-size tarpon at the bridge at night, with ballyhoo and shrimp raising fish on brighter nights on the moon phase. The SeaSquared crew has been optimizing the mangrove bite at the Seven Mile Bridge, with limits of good size fish in the threeto fourpound class. Mixed in have been porgy, yellowtail, Spanish mackerel and keeper size grouper (released). A deep-drop trip offshore produced queen snapper, tilefish and blackfin tuna. Repeat customer Big Joe from Manteo, N.C., caught a monster 69-pound kingfish with Capt. Jeff Shelar of Catch-Em-All Charters, docked at Porkys Bayside Restaurant and Marina in Marathon.Shark programThe founder of Shark Whisperer, a nonprofit organization dedication to preserving sharks, speaks at a free 5 p.m. Thursday event at Divers Direct of Key West. Sara Brenes, attending Florida Keys Community College to pursue a marinetechnology degree, established Shark Whisperer while in high school. Brenes has gone diving with sharks across the globe, and been featured in dive magazines and other major publications. She plans to speak on the biology and behavior of Floridas shark species, and how people can become active in shark conservation. The event at Divers Direct, 535 Greene St., is open to the public. Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/ bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://Sea quaredCharters .com and http://Facebook .com/Marathon Fishing.The mangrove snapper bite is strongFrom Fishing, 1B stronger and our drills are creating more bat speed. The pitching was as impressive as the hitting. Looming high above the mound, 6-foot-5 Brandon Presley pitched three perfect innings Friday and Wells pitched one. (The game was called in the middle of the fourth because of the 10-run mercy rule.) He looked like a pitcher out there, Henriquez said of Presley, who threw harder than he did last season as a sophomore. Against Southridge, Gregory Veliz struck out eight batters in four innings. He was dominant, throwing very hard, Henriquez said, adding that the speed of the sophomores pitches ranged from 92 to 94 mph. Miller finished the game for the Conchs on the mound before leaving with a strained forearm, an injury Henriquez said didnt seem serious. Key West will open the regular season with 7:30 p.m. home games Friday and Saturday against Rockledge. Theyre a good club, so well find out how good we are, Henriquez said. He was as pleased with his teams demeanor as he was with its skills on the field. My players acted the way theyre supposed to act, he said. They communicated in the dugout, and I saw leadership from the older players, talking baseball with the younger ones. It was a baseball environment.Good start for the baseball ConchsFrom Conchs, 1B Frank Tansley from Beachwood, N.J., shows off his queen snapper caught with SeaSquared Charters.
Attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and athletic fun, more than 700 runners are expected to join the eighth annual Sombrero Beach Run, scheduled for March 1 in Marathon. Runners and walkers from 28 U.S. states as well as international participants from Canada and Europe already have registered.Proceeds for the event benefit Keys Area Interdenomina tional Resources, a Marathonbased nonprofit organization that provides food and emergency services to Keys families in need.Co-sponsored by the Southernmost Runners Club, the 2014 weekend workout begins March 1 with a 5 to 6:30 p.m. registration kickoff party at Sombrero Beach. The 10K run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Attractions on race day include food, beverages, raffle prizes and music. Awards are to be given to the overall male and female winners, and second-place overall finishers in the 10K run, 5K run and 5K walk. Awards include Keys resort stays, cash and experiences with local eco-attractions and watersports. An awards ceremony on the beach follows the race with a barbecue, drinks and music. Runners also can register in a 15K challenge that includes both the 10K and 5K events and makes them eligible for awards in both categories. Pre-registration for the 15K event is $35 per person or $40 on race day. Students 18 and under and U.S. military personnel can enter for $15. For 10K and 5K participants, pre-registration is $25 and the race-day cost is $30. Students 18 and under can enter for $10. All participants can preregister at www.active.com until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 27. I discovered Iris Apfel in the glossy pages of Vogue magazine a few years ago and have been drawn to the eccentric style of the 92-yearold ever since.In every sense of the word, she is a fashion icon. Her captivating style has been the subject of museum exhibitions, coffee-table books and fashion advertising campaigns. She also has a line of jewelry sold on HSN all this while in her 80s and 90s.In fashion, finding inspiration can be the difference between being plain and fabulous. My inspiration is the audacious Apfel. Signature round black glasses, red lips, lots of color and bold jewelry evoke originality from an effortlessly curated wardrobe, which she has stored in a warehouse near her New York City apartment. Can you imagine a warehouse for your wardrobe? Sounds like heaven to me. Apfel says that when you dont dress like everybody else, you dont have to think like everybody else. One look at her and you can see how comfortable she is in her own skin. She exudes confidence.Coco Chanel once said that you should take off one item before leaving the house. This fashion rule has long been followed by many fashionistas, but in the case of Apfel, this is one rule to break. She wears bangles from her wrists to her elbows, showing that piling on the bling can be fabulous.She says: For me, the key to personal style lies in accessories. My friends tell me that my oversized glasses and my pairs of bracelets have become my unwritten signature. I have amassed an enormous collection of bags, belts, bangles and beads, without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving (hopefully) a kind of throwaway chic.Its never too late to develop your own style, and what better way than through beautiful one-of-a-kind baubles?The Key West Jewelry Bar, at 510 Fleming St., has been stocked by local artist Barb Grob with her unique creations as well as handmade jewelry by other artists found in her travels around the world. Thus far, she offers jewelry from more than 25 countries. Each original piece is offered at various price points, providing a little something for everyone. Earrings start at $30 and go up to $700 for the serious bling that includes fine stones such as sapphires and diamonds. Necklaces range from about $60 to $600, with an average of around $150. The Key West Jewelry Bar is open 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. So ladies, pile on the baubles and create your own bold look. Because according to Apfel, More is more and less is a bore. Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, Leahs FabulousFinds.com. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Saturday, February 22, 2014from 9AM to 4PM Located at Tarpon Creek MM 53.5 Behind the Holiday Inn Express & Suits Keys Federal Credit Union Prop Tec A Clean Machine Salt Service Inc. Sea Squared Charters West Marine Centennial Bank Garmin Come Visit Our Guest VendorsCome check out our annual In Water Boat Show. This is a chance for qualified buyers to take an in water test drive with factory representatives on a variety of EdgeWater, Cobia and Parker brands. If you are looking for a bay boat, center console or offshore express you do not want to miss out on this great opportunity. We have in stock Yamaha engines 2.5HP to 300HP with Yamahas extended warranty promotion.For questions call us at 305.743.6341www.MarathonBoatYard.comMarathon Boat Yard Marine CenterAnnual In Water Boat Show Valentines Day LOVE LINES T Roses R Red, Violets Are Blue, I Shot My Dog Cause It Looked Like U. Here I Am There U R. Way Too Far. I Luv U So Much! XOXOXO sjb MM 48 Bayside 1688 Overseas HighwayTiki Bar on the water, its quiet, clean and the food is delicious. Join us for our Daily Sunset Cannon Salute Celebration!Open Daily from 12:00 NoonLive Music Thursdays and Saturday evenings.305-743-9009 LivingFind your own styleSome say less is best, but Apfel disagreesCONCH STYLELeah Maki ConchStyle Photo by BRUCE WEBERIris Apfel says the more, the better when it comes to accessories.Depleted Dolphin girls fallIt wasnt the most auspicious of regular-season openers Friday for the Marathon High School tennis team. The Dolphin girls were missing one starter that was out of town, while several others were battling injury and illness in a 2-5 loss to Archimedean Academy. The Marathon boys did not play because Archimedean fields only a girls team. With No. 5 singles player Abby Franck missing, Marathon turned to newcomer Andie Devitt to fill in. Coach Chris Bull said she performed admirably. We had a girl that had literally started playing two weeks ago playing No. 5. She was leading 5-4 and finally got broken and ended up losing. But for her first time out there, she had pretty good presence, he said.No. 3 Regan Durkin and No. 4 Ariana Patterson were the lone victors on Friday, winning 8-2 and 8-4, respectively.Bull said Patterson started her match tentatively because shes recovering from a sprained wrist. She fell behind 1-4 early on before winning the next seven games to earn the win.She had family in town and had the biggest cheering section. She is a born performer and didnt want to disappoint her fans, Bull said.Durkin earned a bit of revenge on the Archimedean player that beat her during last years district tournament. The games were long, many going to deuce, but Regan played some gutsy points and was determined to win, Bull said.No. 1 Jackie Clairmont (38), Savannah Schuhmacher (5-8) and Devitt (6-8) lost their singles matches. Clairmont and Schuhmacher fell in No. 1 doubles (5-8), while Durkin and Patterson lost the No. 2 match (2-8).I saw some good things and definitely saw what we need to work on. It was a good day overall and this will help us as we get into the season, Bull said.Archimedean beats MarathonBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON TENNIS Marathon High Schools Savannah Schuhmacher smacks a forehand during Fridays loss to Archimedean Academy at the Marathon Community Park. The Dolphins fell, 2-5, but were missing one starter and had several struggling with injury and illness.Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYSombrero Run scheduled for March 1Hundreds are expected for challengeRUNNING www.Keys InfoNet.com
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, February 12, 2014 ACROSS 1Dwell on 5Betty of cartoons 9NY art museum: acron. 13Supply party food 18Busy as ___ 19Odins coterie 20Alaskas first governor 21Chicagos talk show queen 22POACHED 25A mite suspicious 26Take care of 27Olympiapainter 28Millers salesman and family 29De Klerks country: abbr. 30Discharged 31Reno or Jackson 32Jeweled trinkets 35Fiber knots in sweaters, e.g. 36Apartment for amours 39Operating 40HARD-BOILED 42Ottoman Empire ruler 43Road Runners store 44Snicks partner 45RR stop 46Comedian Wilson 47U-boat 48BAKED 52Marie Antoinette title 53Encased, as discs 55No-no reading 56Curled tightly 57Garden tool 58Lassoed 59Movie Mozart 60Some expense accounts 62French legislature 63___ cluster 65Wait ___ Dark 66FLORENTINE 68Fishing float 70Pull up stakes 71Trifling bit of money: Fr. 72Virginia willow 73Artist Chihuly 74Neighbor of Ger. 75FRIED 80Harbinger of spring 81Superficial 83Library stamp 84Sustained, with up 85Painter Reni 86Fender imperfections 87Sleep stage 88Devilfish: pl. 90Aptly named author 91Forest edge 96Cause consternation 97BENEDICT 99Half of CMIV 100October birthstone 101Small glass bottle 102Cartoonist Peter 103Everything ___ end . 104Whigs counterpart 105Makes lace 106Affirmative votes DOWN 1Sound of merriment 2Border on 3Budget concern for many 4Baseballs Charlie Hustle 5So ___: amen 6Erstwhile Christiania 7Black gold 8Insurance payment 9Most miserly 10Eyed flirtatiously 11Beer ingredient 12Have you ___ wool? 13Blimp or Sanders 14Tarzan and the like 15CODDLED 16Merit 17Jonathan ___ Meyers 19Saharan antelope 23Follow 24Mata Harilead 28Volcano output 30Takes to ones heels 31Biblical whale lodger 32Diagonal cut 33Thunderhead 34SCRAMBLED 35SlamminSammy 36Relative of bingo 37Fishing net 38Put into a category 40Beneath 41All that ___ shall be . .: Sophocles 44Redeemed 46Engage in swordplay 48German philosopher Georg 49Once ___ time . 50Wall St. term 51Footballs #4 52Moon channel 54Murphy or Van Halen 56Fran and Ollie friend 58Updikes Rabbit ___ 59Cut the fodder 60Cougars 61Actress Aimee 62Single-masted vessel 63Playful river animal 64___ a deux: shared madness 66Kind of path, maybe? 67Locations 69Stoop 73Judgment time 75Infamous Ugandan dictator 76Beatty and Bellamy 77In a perfect world 78Nash thought it dandy 79Try 80___ Rivoli, Louvre street 82Beaverlike fur 84Grill 86Scotch manufacturer 88Speed-sound ratio number 89Alan or Robert 90Emilio Estevezs ___ Man 91Court order 92Anglo-Saxon money: pl. 93Hungarian hero Nagy 94Author Richard Henry ___ 95Slaughter of baseball 97Part of NIMBY 98Eureka! Observer crossword puzzle EGGED ON Solution in the February 15 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb. 8 puzzle. Co-sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, Village of Islamorada, with support from Islamorada Community Entertainm ent 2013-2014 PERFORMING SEASON Bring a blanket or lawn chairFree Admission ICE Amphitheaterat Founders Park, Islamorada Bayside, MM 87Feb. 15 Try these Oscar-perfect soufflesWhat to serve at this years Oscar party (the Academy Awards are March 2)? I had no clear idea about the right dish until I glanced at a list of the movies in contention.Gravity is the one that jumped out at me. Watching the trailer, I was a little alarmed at the sight of poor Sandra Bullock floating around in space. But I also was inspired by her weightlessness. It made me think of souffles, which are famously light thanks to all the whipped egg whites in them. Thus, these anti-gravity not anti-Gravity treats.Still, a problem remained: How to turn a full-blown souffle into a tasty nibble for a party?The solution: Make each one small enough to fit into a mini-phyllo shell. Happily, these days you should be able to find mini-phyllo shells in the freezer section of your supermarket. Take them home, fill them and bake them and theyre good to go. Even better, each of these little guys is fairly low in calories no more than 15 calories per shell. If you cant find them pre-made, theyre easy to make at home. Just stack four sheets of phyllo dough on top of one other, lightly spritzing each sheet with olive oil cooking spray as you stack. Cut the stacked sheets into 3-inch squares, ease the stacks into the cups of a mini-muffin pan, then bake at 375 degrees for eight to 10 minutes, or until theyre barely golden at the edges. Let them cool before filling and baking. What about that filling?I considered a chocolate souffle or an orange souffle or a broccoli souffle. But I opted for lusciousness of a cheese souffle because, after all, were talking about the Oscars here, which is not exactly a model of restraint. Still, theres no reason to chump ourselves, so I went with goat cheese, which is relatively lean even as it boasts tangy flavor and creamy texture. I also added some ParmigianoReggiano, because even a little of this rich bruiser delivers big impact.With the cheeses chosen, making the cream sauce was easy, just thicken some 1 percent milk with a little roux (the classic butter-flour mixture), and flavor it with the cheeses and some Dijon mustard.And here are a couple of tips about working with those eggs whites.First, its much easier to separate the whites from the yolks when the eggs are cold. Second, separate them not by swapping the innards from one cracked egg shell to the other, but with your own (very clean) hands. That way you eliminate the possibility of puncturing the yolks with the sharp edges of the shell.Once youve got your whites, its best to beat them at room temp. To warm them up quickly, simply put them in a metal bowl set into a larger bowl of hot water until they feel tepid to the touch. Then beat the whites until theyre barely stiff. If you overdo it, your souffle wont be as stable or high as it could be.Then again, even if you do over-beat the whites, these little souffles are fairly indestructible. Its hot melty cheese in a crispy shell. Indeed, when the show is over, dont be surprised if you walk away with an award for best appetizer at an Oscar party. What you need:Three packages (each package contains 15 cups) phyllo pastry cups.1.5 tablespoons unsalted butter.1.5 tablespoons all-purpose flour.Half a cup 1 percent milk.Four-ounce log soft goat cheese, crumbled.One ounce finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.One large egg, separated, plus one large egg white, at room temperature.1.5 teaspoons Dijon mustard.Kosher salt and ground black pepper.Pinch of cream of tartar.Forty-five fresh dill, tarragon or miniature fresh basil sprigs or snipped chives.Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Arrange the phyllo cups on a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk for two minutes. Add the milk in a stream, whisking, and bring to a boil, whisking. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for three minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the goat cheese, half of the ParmigianoReggiano, the egg yolk, the mustard and salt and pepper, to taste, stirring until smooth. Set aside.In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat both egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until they just hold stiff peaks. Stir a third of the whites into the sauce, then fold in the remaining whites, gently but thoroughly.Spoon the mixture into the phyllo cups. Bake on the ovens middle shelf until they are puffed and golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle the tops with the remaining cheese and some herbs, then serve immediately.Start to finish: Thirty minutes (15 minutes active). Makes 45 bites. Nutrition information per bite: 30 calories; 15 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 2 g fat (0.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 1 g protein; 55 mg sodium.You could win party award for best appetizerBy SARA MOULTONAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE These are anti-gravity goat cheese phyllo bites. Each of these little guys is fairly low in calories.Associated press photo by MATTHEW MEAD URBAN FORESTRY Photo by CHRIS PANKOWWhats called Marathons Incredible Tree Initiative, initiated by Peter and Marie Pittman of the Incredible Fruit Stand thats set up Saturdays in front of Crane Point Hammock in Marathon, started its first urban forestry project Feb. 3 on 33rd Street bayside. Volunteers Lisa Gordon (shown here), Joy Tatgenhorst, Peter and Cindy Larson, Chris and Denise Pankow, Brendi and Bo Johnston, Sheriff Rick Ramsay and Riet Steinmetz planted 22 ironwood trees in holes dug by John Harrison of Dot Palm. LIVING BRIEFSTeen violence, dating addressedFebruary is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter is hosting its annual Teen Womens Conference to mark it. Its planned for Feb. 22 at the Holiday Inn in Key Largo. Transportation is available for teen girls that live in the Lower Keys and Marathon. The Ocean Reef Community Foundation is funding the event. To sign up, call shelter Chief Executive Officer Venita Garvin at 743-5452.San Carlos Pascual speaks on ThursdayAlejandro Pascual, an associate of the San Carlos Institute in Key West, is the speaker Thursday in the latest program of the Friends of the Marathon Library. Pascual as born in Cuba in 1950 and left in 1964. He is the author of Key West: Passion for Cubas Liberty. Thursdays talk is at St. Columba Episcopal Church, 451 52nd St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for coffee, tea and cookies. The talk starts at 2.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education)C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500THE OPTICAL SHOPPEDR. BOILINI'S OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon KeyKey Largowww.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MANNEW OFFICERS Bill Gillette (left) installs new officers of the Marathon Sail & Power Squadron Jan. 25 at the Key Colony Inn in Key Colony Beach. They are (from right of Gillette) Cmdr. Tom Moore, Executive Officer Joe Stringfellow, Administrative Officer Jerry Ellis, Educational Officer Ruthanne Bishop, Treasurer Kathryn McCullough and Secretary Lyn Patterson. The squadron is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer. LIVING BRIEFSKayak excursion set in Lower KeysA full-moon kayak trip on Thursday 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 FridayBoy Scout Troop 573 is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday 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.Wesley House gala is FridayWesley House Family Services celebrates its 31st annual Valentines Gala on Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline St. in Key West.There will be abundant food and libations. Master of ceremonies is musician Howard Livingston and music is from Honey Mouth featuring Bubba Low Notes and Raven Cooper & Friends.Ticket are $50 in advance general and $55 at the door (VIP tickets for $100 include reserved seating, open premium bars and hors dhoeuvres). For tickets, visit www .wesleyhouse.org.Cornish is honored Saturday morningAt 10 a.m. Saturday, a new memorial to Sandy Cornish will be unveiled and dedicated in a shady corner of the Key West City Cemetery.Cornish was a freed slave who lived in Port Leon, Fla., and whose freedom papers were destroyed in a fire. Slave hunters tried to capture and resell him, but he fought them off and went to the town square and publicly slashed his calf and thigh and chopped off a finger to render himself useless as a slave.After he healed, he and his wife Lillah moved to Key West, where they established an orchard. Sandy Cornish was one of the founders of the Cornish Chapel of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 702 Whitehead St. He died in Key West in about 1869 and was buried in the cemetery, although the exact location of his burial is unknown.Enter at the main cemetery entrance on Passover Lane and follow the signs to the memorial site.Authors Dorsey, Crist sign booksAuthor Tim Dorsey will discuss and sign his new book, Tiger Shrimp Tango, Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Hooked On Books, mile marker 81.9 in Islamorada.The following day at 3 p.m., former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat to regain his old seat he held as a Republican, signs his new book, The Partys Over.A Tampa resident, Dorsey has been a full-time author for 15 years and has 17 novels to his credit. Before that, he worked for newspapers such as the Tampa Tribune and Alabama Journal In Tiger Shrimp Tango, America finds itself plagued by a noxious epidemic of ruthless scam artists, with most of them spawned in Florida. Reluctant serial killer Serge Storms launches a crusade to rid his beloved state of predators.Crist, born in Pennsylvania, worked in various Florida state government positions before being elected governor in 2007, serving until 2011. In The Partys Over, he recounts memorable moments spent in the company of John McCain, Sarah Palin and President Obama, among others.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, February 12, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 885490 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will on the 26TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2014, at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH, the following-described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 1409, OCEAN POINTE 1, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 1152, PAGE 740, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff VS. BRADLEY J. RECKER; CINDY M. RECKER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; OCEAN POINTE COMMONS ASSOCIATION, INC.; OCEAN POINTE 1 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; ADB HOMES, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendants. And the Docket Number of which is Number 13-CA-000218-9 WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27th day of JANUARY 2014. AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. Published February 5, 12, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 899263 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2013-CP-255-K Hon Peary S. Fowler IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JUSTIN WESLEY DACUS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JUSTIN WESLEY DACUS, deceased, whose date of death was September 9, 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 12, 2014. Personal Representative: Gina Jo Durment A ttorney for Personal Representative: 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 12, 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 899362 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2014-CP-4-K Hon Peary S. Fowler IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JARED MICHAEL HOBGOOD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JARED MICHAEL HOBGOOD, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 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 co-personal representatives 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 12, 2014. Co-Personal Representatives: Samantha Hobgood Steven Earle, Esq. A ttorney for Personal Representatives: Samuel J. Kaufman Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. 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Sat, 2/15, 9-3. 2004 Chev Express 2500 van, din room table, dive eqpt, new outdr light fixtures, architecture pcs, rattan, more! Multi-family Moving Sale MM98 O/S, off Almay & Cactus Sts. Fri, Sat & Sun, 8-4. Appli, furn, guitars, framed art, compressor, kayaks, trailer fishing & boating eqpt. & more!YARD SALE MM 103 O/S Dolphin Avenue. Sat., 2/15. 8:00 AM noon. Too much to list! YARD SALE MM 94.5 Fri., & Sat., 2/14 & 2/15 8:00 2:00. Tools, fishing, boating & household. Great prices! 33 Seaside Ave. YARD SALE Sat., Feb. 15 111 N. Angler WANTED TO BUY Retired Collector Gunsmith buying firearms-WW2 items. Any condition. 305-289-0967 or 732-551-1226 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 Affordable Waterfront, 2/2 MM 63. Furn manufactured home w/open water view, 60 dock & direct ocean access. $1850 F/L/S. 305 872-2750. BeautifulhomeinKeyLargo atMM105 Unfurnishedstilted home.1316sqft3/2 apartmentwithcentralair, washer/dryer,granite countertopinthekitchen/ baths.75ofdockageand directbayaccess.Available immediatelylongtermfor $2000permonthexcluding utilities.Thereisalarge outdoorshedavailableforuse. 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W/D, new redone kitchen, secure patio with spa. $1500/mo FLS. email@example.com MM 93 O/S 3 BR / 2 BA furn. home in Bluewater S/D. Canal front w/ dock & boat lift. $2400 per month. Incl. all util. Call (305) 216-1863 MARATHON on private lot. Furnished 1BR, 1BA. Non-smoker. No pets. $700 + utils. F/L/S. 305-942-0524 MM 103 O/S 1 BR / 1 BA In marina. $450 / month + electricity. Call (305) 905-6867 for more information. Key Largo MM96, 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn. Everything included! Avail Feb & Mar 2014. 786-258-3127VacationRentals Hammer Point3/2DockDavitsWIFI DogOK$3400305-343-2689 305-343-2689 firstname.lastname@example.orgWANTED 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. 305-610-8002RVLotinKeysRVPark$600 month.1Yearlease,1st,last& Security.Tenantpaysutilities. FreeCableTV.786-766-9484 email@example.comRV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519MARATHON EFFICIENCY Ocean Isles gated commty. Furn, clubhouse w/pool N/S, no pets. Bkgnd chk req. $800. F/L/S 386-308-4071; 386-467-1966 Efficencyforrent MM86, 1BR,1Bath,LR,Kitchen,on water,dockforboat.Utilities/ Cableincluded.Unfurnished $1,300/month443-852-1322 firstname.lastname@example.orgMARATHON EFFIC, unfurn, by Porkys (S. end of Mrthn). On canal, patio. Cable, water & trash incl. $750/mo + elec. Dock avail. 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. 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. HOUSEKEEPERS F/T or P/T Marathon area. Please call (305) 731-0520HOUSEKEEPERSMARATHON CALL FOR DETAILS (305) 743-5275NEED RELIABLE appliance delivery & installation / service tech. trainee. Clean driving record a must! Call (305) 664-3662. 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. WOW LOOK !!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY Ifyouareupbeat,outgoing, andateamplayer, TheateroftheSeahasan opportunityforyou! ThtfthSilkif TheateroftheSeaisnowhiringin theparrotandphotodepartment. Applicantsmustbeavailabletowork weekendsandholidays.Experience preferredbutnotrequired.Pleasefaxor emailresumesto305-664-8162,email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Call Mary or Steve 305-289-7672RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Dock Hand/General Maintenance Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707EXPERIENCED WEBSITE MANAGER PART TIME Marathon Office. Please call Michael (305) 481-4301 CastleGroupisHIRING CAMs! Greatopportunityfor experiencedCAMinMonroe County.Visitourwebsiteand apply!www.castlegroup.comAlaskanFishingGuides WantedforYesBayLodge A USCGMastersCoastalor6 PakNearCoastalisrequired, aswellasacurrentdrugtest andCPRCertification. Emailareplyto: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.NOWHIRING Experienced LINECOOK.Applyinperson, KINGSeafood,10925O/S Hwy.Marathon.305-735-4132 email@example.comNOW 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. MARATHON OFFICE ASSISTANT Advanced computer skills required. Available now! Call 305-481-4301 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662.F/T SECURITY GUARDneeded Immediately in Marathon. Must have drivers license & security license. (305) 684-0033HAIRSTYLIST Needed for Hair By Martha, in Marathon. Commission or rental. Call (305) 393-1751 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 KENNEL 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 25 Dusky CC Inboard 350 X L Crusader, FWC, 1169 hours, in water, Marathon. $16,900. Call 302-276-4141 for details and extras. 27 DUSKY 2002 Center console. 25.9 Cummins turbo diesel engines. Many extras. 950 hours. $55,000. Call Ron 954-829-2322 28 PRO-LINE 1986 walkaround w/1995 twin 200 Yamahas, 2 stroke. Bimini top, live well, too many extras to list! $11,750. Contact Rick, firstname.lastname@example.org for photos or call 305-872-3023 33 Egg Harbor 1979 Sedan Sport Fisher. Crusader engines. Great liveaboard or fisher. On the water ready to fish! $15K obo. 970-689-2818 33 HYDRASPORT CC 2004, triple 225 Yahamas, loaded w/ options. Furuno 64 mi. radar / depth, auto pilot, many more! Orig. owner. $76,500. OBO (954) 275-846343 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 $4,650. 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! email@example.com POST CRADLE BOAT LIFT 14K 16K. Works great, ordered larger boat & lift. $1800 OBO. Can demo. on site. Call (954) 275-8463 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com DIVE EQUIPMENT Beauchet Regulator and BC, fins, suit, Mares speargun, Lobster bag, camera body. $250. Marathon. 302-276-41411996 HOLIDAY RAMBLER Vacationer Class A. Custom paint, 31 ft. 450 Chevy engine 16,538 miles. V G condition. Retails $20K. Asking $16K OBO. Call (305) 745-30842005 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 !!! 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 Deliverournewspapers7daysa weekbetween4:30amand7:30am inKeyWestorBigPineKey (twopositionsneeded)Potentialincome $350-$450perweekFormoreinformationCallAlex305.522.1460 MAKESOME EXTRACASH MAKESOME EXTRACASH L o v e R e t a i l ? 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Rhodes Plumbing Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 KELLY ELECTRIC -Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC25 743-6098 KITCHEN KORNER Real wood cabinets at particle board prices! Freds Beds, 743-7277, Marathon TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0009 Lic# CYC99999992 PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389.FREE/GRATISCLASSESDE INGLES Clasescomienzan: Martes11deFebrero,2014 Localidad:3251Overseas HwyMarathon,FL.Biblioteca Hora:6:00PMRegistraciony clases6:30-7:30PM Patrocinadopor:Ministerio ComunitariodeCapacitacion 305-743-8826 communitylearningministries @gmail.com service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | email@example.com WOW LOOK !!! ARTISTICCONCRETEDESIGN AllTypesofDeco ConcreteCoatingsLic#sp3136305-923-0654www.keysdecoconcrete.com FLKEYSEXPRESSSHUTTLEWiFi,PrivateSUV,Limo&Luxury VanAvail.WecovertheKeys,MIA, FLLAirports&CruiseShipPorts.www.floridakeysexpressshuttle.com;firstname.lastname@example.org 305-743-7454 POSITIONSAVAILABLE AT:The Guidance/Care Center Inc. Behavioral Health Therapist # 187Providing individual and group counseling for mental health and substance abuse clients in the Marathon office.Florida License Required:LCSW,LMHC or LMFT.Bi-lingual preferred. Full time.Per Diem RN Marathon #253 Florida licensed RN to provide Services on Crisis Stabilization / Detox units. Client Advocate Assists individual with mental illness in accessing community services.Marathon Job #257.Behavioral Health Technician-Marathon Crisis Stabilization Unit. Part Time #252 Full time #323 Driver Marathon #400 Maintains and drives vans to transport clients. CDL w/passenger endorsement required. Case Manager #469 Coordinating and providing services to adults in Marathon and Key West.Bachelor's degree in Human Service field and 1 year experience required Full time position.All applicants must submit:1) resume; 2) three references; 3) undergo background,fingerprint,and drug screening prior to any offer of employment.Apply online @ http://careers.westcare.com hr -email@example.com EEOC/DFWPFormer applicants need not reapply All applicants must submit:1) resume; 2) three references; 3) undergo background,fingerprint,and drug screening prior to any offer of employment.Apply online @ http://careers.westcare.com hr -firstname.lastname@example.org EEOC/DFWPFormer applicants need not reapply Jail Incarceration Program (JIP) Counselor Key West #488Bachelors and certificate in substance abuse required Home Health Care Company is currently hiring part time RN, LPN, OT, OTA, PT, PTA. Serving the area of Marathon. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Mon Fri: 8 AM 6 PM Sat: 8 AM 4 PM24 Hour EMERGENCY Service PH: 305-743-6732 5101 Overseas Highway Fax: 305-743-6724 Marathon, Florida 33050Pickup and Delivery Throughout The Florida KeysHelp The Marathon Animal Shelter!Mention this ad & well donate 5% of your order toSafe Harbor Animal RescueMay & June 2013 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!fromJOYFUL PET SITTERS.com305-289-0833 BELLA is a 4 year old female domestic short hair. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 LANCE is a 9 month old male Labrador Retriever mix. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 MOOSHKA is a 3 year old male terrier mix. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 MARLEY is a 9 month old neutered male terrier. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 RINGO is a 7 week old male kitten. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 SUSIE is a 2 year old Chihuahua/dachshund. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 CEELOW is a 7 year old male boxer mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 LADYBUG is a 3 year old female brown tabby. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 PANDA BEAR is a 6 year old male white and black. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 BROWNIE is an adult female Tortoise. Available at Forgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 BUDDY is a young male tabby. Available at Forgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 KIKI is a young adult female tabby. Available at Forgotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 Come see our online photo galleries and submit your own photos atKeys InfoNet.com