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Purdo takes swing at WardIn this corner, we have the former state attorney for Monroe County. In the other, the incumbent representative of Seat 2 on the Islamorada Village Council. Dennis Ward and David Purdo, respectively, are running against each other for Purdos spot on the Village Council dais. But according to each of them and a witness who was at the bar of the Islamorada Moose Lodge Tuesday night, instead of hitting the campaign trail to settle their differences, they wanted to hit each other. One of them almost succeeded. In the middle of a crowded bar, Ward called Purdo a thief, prompting Purdo to physically lash out. Ward, state attorney from 2008 to 2012, said 40 to 50 people witnessed the incident but police were not called, and neither man wants to file a complaint against the other. According to Ward, the two men had been arguing about different topics throughout the night, which he said was not unusual. Dave and I have had words with each other a lot over the years. Thats why Im running against him, Ward said. But there was a discussion, and he didnt like the way the direction the discussion was going. Ward said Purdo missed him, but landed the punch on the man standing next to Ward. Ward would not identify the man. Purdo has a different ver-Election foes get into it after words exchangedBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADA Classifieds . . . . .7B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 76 25 CENTS Still winningThe Marathon High School Lady Dolphins continue their winning ways, sweeping Greater Miami in volleyball. Story, 1B Conch StyleColumnist Leah Maki reflects on the life of Joan Rivers, who never let anything back. Column, 1B Arrest in dog deathA Key Largo man faces two felonies for beating, shooting dog, leaving it to die in garbage bag. Story, 4AIn LAttitudesRevive your relationship with nature at the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival. Coverage, 4B, 5B and 6B POKER RUNNERS FILL U.S. 1 An estimated 10,000 motorcycles pulled into the Keys Friday for the 41st annual Phil Petersons Key West Poker Run. The bikers started in Miami and ended up in Key West for an assortment of activities. Poker Runners stop at designated points along U.S. 1 to draw playing cards. Entrants who draw the 10 best poker hands are eligible to play in a winner-take-all round of Texas Hold Em tonight at the World of Beer.Keynoter photos by LARRY KAHN Term limits and lengths on the ballotIn addition to choosing three City Council members this coming election, voters in Marathon will decide whether to extend the length of council members terms and change how term limits are applied.Currently, council terms are for two years and council members are term-limited out after three consecutive terms.A referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot (early voting starts Oct. 20) asks if terms should be for three years and whether the limit should be two consecutive terms. If voters approve the charter amendment, the changes would take effect with the 2015 election. Advocates of the proposed changes say they would allow council members to focus more on city issues rather than re-election every other year. They also say council members are more cautious during election years, unwilling to take unpopular stands in fear of losing votes. Its been just a year since Ive been on the council; Im still learning and getting the hang of it, Councilman Mark Senmartin said. In another eight months, Im going to have to shift and focus on campaigning. A three-year term would help get rid of that. Council members are elected in staggered terms, with three members voted in on even years and two members voted in on odd years. Should terms extend to three years, the two candidates voted onto the council in 2015 will serve three-year terms; 2016 candidates voted to the council will serve three year terms, as well. Council members are elected in at-large elections,Voters decide if they want modificationsBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHONBiscayne plan being reviewedProposals that could limit or ban fishing on reef areas of Biscayne National Park near the Florida Keys will be on the table at area workshops this week. Anybody who cares about fishing, recreational or commercial, in the Upper Keys should attend one of these meetings, said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association. Park managers hold a 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday session at the Key Largo Holiday Inn at mile marker 99.7. Other 6 p.m. sessions will take place at the Pioneer Florida Museum of Florida City on Monday and the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables on Tuesday. The primary focus of the sessions will be taking comment on three alternatives released last year in response to comments on a 2011 draft management plan for Biscayne National Park. The park staffs most recent preferred plan for the southern end of the park is called Alternative 6, which proposes a special recreation zone of 14,585 acres where some types of fishing would be prohibited, recre-Park hosting comment session on WednesdayON THE WATERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Biscayne, 2ASee Ballot, 2ASee Fight, 2ARunaways tale spans four countiesTwo girls who ran away from the Florida Keys Childrens Shelter in August were found days later in Sarasota County in the backseat of a car driven by a Homestead stripper and an electrician from Miami who were arrested following a drunken road -rage incident. Now in an investigation that includes the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the MiamiDade County State Attorneys Office Human Trafficking Task Force, officials are trying to piece together the teens journey from the Keys to the scene of a car crash four counties away on the states West Coast that ended with police descending on their car with pistols drawn. When the girls returned to the shelter in late August, they told police they were taken to Miami to be sold into prostitution. They accused a shelter employee, Ricky Atkins, of driving them to a Motel 6 in Cutler Ridge in Miami-Dade County, where they said the prostitution took place.Sheriffs Office Detective Vince Weiner said in his report that the 15and 16year-old girls became involved in other criminal activity under the direction of adults during their time in Miami-Dade.Atkins, 28, who declined comment for this story, denied to police he drove the girls to the motel. But Monroe County deputies arrested him on Sept. 10 on two felony counts of interfering with the custody of an incompetent minor. He made $50,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in front of Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia on Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. at the Plantation Key Courthouse.The girls ran away from the shelter, off mile marker 88.8 on U.S. 1, on Aug. 15 around 11:30 p.m. They told police they met Atkins a little over a mile north, and heKeys shelter releases records of former stafferBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCRIME FRONTSee Runaways, 3A PURDO WARD
sion of what led to him striking out at Ward. He said he was collecting money for a Moose fundraiser for an orphanage the club sponsors. When he began going around with a basket, one man gave him a $20 bill. Purdo said he asked the man if he wanted change, and the man said he did.Purdo said he did not have any yet, and when he turned the money in after making the rounds, he could not find the donor. He said he told the person collecting the funds to be on the lookout for the man and give him back the change he wanted. While Purdo was talking to his friends, he said, Ward walked up to the group with the man who handed Purdo the $20 and called him an expletive thief. Im a pretty calm guy, but that really riled me up, said Purdo, who said he was not sure if he punched or slapped at Ward. Im not even sure if I hit him, he said. But he was still angry and asked Ward to step outside and finish the fight. He said former Councilman Don Achenberg got in between the two former policemen and told Purdo he had to calm down. Although they were at the bar, both men said they were not drunk. Purdo said he had one or two glasses of wine the whole night. And Ward, who said his bar tab was $13, said he had a couple of mixed drinks.Ward really riled me upFrom Fight, 1A KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, September 20, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.8679 SUN.9080 MON.9081 TUES.8979 Forecast: Expect cloudy skies with thunderstorms likely through the weekend.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weatherFLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. 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After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSKey Largo man dies after fall into waterA Key Largo man who reportedly fell into the water while stepping from his dock to his boat died Wednesday afternoon. Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, said that when deputies and paramedics arrived at 400 Ocean Drive at 1:10 p.m., they found Michael Filipowich, 67, on the dock with two other men trying to help him. He was breathing and vomiting up frothy water, she said. A witness said he fell while stepping from the dock onto his boat, a 34-foot sailboat named Steel Crazy .Filipowich was taken to Mariners Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy will be done.Man is jailed for exposing selfFantasy Fest, the 10-day Key West costuming festival that arrives late in October, is known in part for its tolerance of partial nudity at some of its events. Wednesday morning, a Stock Island man apparently tried to get a start on the fun, but instead of partying found himself in the Monroe County lockup. The Sheriffs Office says Detective Mark Jones, in plain clothes, was parked in an unmarked car at 5th Avenue and Cross Street at 11:45 a.m. when Osneil Bello Machin, 42, who lives on 5th Avenue, walked up to the car and looked at Jones through the windshield.Machin, a fishermen, reportedly said something, then unzipped his pants and pulled out his penis, shaking it at the detective while yelling something to others who were in the vicinity, spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.He then zipped his pants back up and walked away, with no explanation. Jones had plenty to explain, though, and arrested Machin on a misdemeanor of exposing sexual organs. ETERNITY IN PARADISEFOR YOUR FAMILYSouthern Keys CemeteryMM 10 On the GulfCall Today305-294-2528 There are 76,351 Residents in Monroe County and only 4,200 Burial Plots left. Why wait? Other ballot questionsIn addition to being asked about term limits, Marathon votes this election will be asked to vote on the following city charter amendments:Preventing City Council members from coercing city staff. Under the charter, only the city manager can direct day-to-day activities of city workers. Mayor Dick Ramsay said he cannot recall a past need to protect city administration from a council, but he himself raised the issue more than a year ago.Eliminating runoff elections in favor of choosing council members by lot if no clear winner is chosen at the voting booth. Runoff elections generally are held in January and can be costly. Instead, ties could be broken by lots in which the winner is chosen by drawing names from a box. The last time this happened was in Key West to decide an election for that citys Utility Board.Switching the citys canvassing board from City Council members who are not running for re-election to the city manager, city clerk and city attorney. The canvassing board certifies election results and examines ballots for any discrepancies such as incorrect signatures and addresses. Voters who disagree with referendums that pass can try to overturn them by collecting signatures of 10 percent of the citys voters and presenting them to the city clerk, who then hands it off to the city attorney to make sure the petition is valid. The City Council can then decide whether to place a referendum on the next elections ballot to get the initial referendum overturned. If the council refuses, the petitioners can seek regress through the court system. Keynoter Staff meaning candidates who secure the most votes are appointed to the council. Mayor Dick Ramsay supports extending terms to three years, pointing to how campaigning can sway a politicians approach to issues and budgets. Every single year we have an election and during that period of time, thats when people are trying to get the budget into place, Ramsay said. It affects thinking and thinking on budgets.Holding an election during odd years costs the city about $32,000. Even with three-year terms, elections will still be held during odd years, but skipping an odd election year every six years.Countywide elections for things such as the County Commission, School Board and the Mosquito Control Board take place in even years only. Charter changes going to votersFrom Ballot, 1A ational fishing would be by special permit, and snorkeling and diving activities would be allowed. Alternative 7 suggests the same size zone and location, but replacing special fishing permits with a four-month summer closed season for fishing.We did not get a lot of feedback on Alternative 7 and were concerned that there may be additional thought that some would like to share, said Park Super intendent Brian Carlstrom.A third plan, Alternative 4, proposes a marine reserve of 10,522 acres where no commercial or recreational fishing occurs and snorkeling and diving activities would be allowed.Park staff also wants to ensure that some non-controversial management issues not affecting fishing do not draw complaints so we can start moving on those to enhance visitor awareness, Carlstrom said.Kelly said plans to restrict or ban commercial fishing in the southern Biscayne National Park could harm 75 Keys fishermen and about the same number from Miami-Dade County.The science theyre using is 15 years old, said Kelly, adding that some key indicator fish species apparently have recovered.If they have areas where there are no fish, thats because of water quality, not overfishing, Kelly said.Kelly: Science not up to dateFrom Biscayne, 1ACops: Fatal stabbing may be accidentA knife wound that killed a Miami man on the lam in the Keys might not have been intentionally self-inflicted as was originally reported, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said Friday.Roy Blanco, 33, died at Lower Keys Medical Center after Sheriffs Office deputies and agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection nabbed him while he and his mother tried to escape around the Porpoise Point area of Big Coppitt Key. Miami police were looking for Blanco after his ex, 28-year-old Tanya Gonzalez, went missing Sept. 9. Her body was later found in the trunk of her blue BMW in Miami. Tuesday, the Sheriffs Office said that when cornered around 4 p.m., Blanco stabbed himself in his stomach. Friday, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said none of the officers who were on the scene when Blanco and his mother were apprehended actually saw him stab himself with the knife. She said Customs and Border Protection agents who first confronted him said he was sitting or crouching on the ground, attempting to ingest pills; they knocked the pills from his hand and made a successful effort to keep him from swallowing the pills that were in his mouth. Blanco struggled, she wrote, during which time he was taken the rest of the way to the ground and was handcuffed.... She said once Blanco was under the officers control, the officers lifted him to his feet. As he was lifted to his feet, officers noticed a bulge under his shirt. When they lifted the shirt, they saw a knife handle protruding from his stomach. The knife wound could, therefore, have been either selfinflicted or an accident. Thursday, Miami police confirmed the body found in the BMW was Gonzalez.Police were alerted to Blanco being in the Lower Keys because he had been stopped in a boat the U.S. Coast Guard, which originally thought he might be involved in migrant smuggling.CRIME FRONTKeynoter Staff Pantless woman busted for DUIA Stock Island woman who took a police officer on a slow-paced chase before being arrested on a drunkdriving charge Wednesday was found behind the wheel without pants or shorts on.Lauren Laird, 25, refused to put on her shorts even when told to, but was finally clothed by a female Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy when she was hauled to jail, according to a Key West police report written by Officer Alexander Rodriguez.Heres what happened, he wrote: Around 3:20 a.m., he was driving to the jail on Stock Island to operate a breath-test machine in an apparently unrelated case. At U.S. 1 and North Roosevelt Boulevard, he saw a 2007 Honda speeding onto northbound U.S. 1. He followed it over the Cow Key Channel Bridge and both stopped at the red traffic light at College Road. When the light went green, both started driving again and the Honda, driven by Laird, drifted into the right-hand turn lane and nearly drove off the road. Rodriguez turned on his lights to pull the car over, but Laird refused to stop. She turned on to Cross Street with Rodriguez still trying to pull her over, then onto County Road and finally onto Balido Street, all the while crossing traffic stripes. When she got to her house at 402 Balido, she produced a passport when asked for her license, then told Rodriguez her license was in her house and shed get it. He told her no. She showed signs of being drunk and Rodriguez noticed that Laird was not wearing pants. Meanwhile, deputies from the Sheriffs Office showed up and Laird refused to get dressed. She was arrested for drunk driving and fleeing an officer, and received several tickets. At the jail, a female deputy met me and was able to put Lairds shorts on.She refused to get dressed, officer writesSTOCK ISLANADKeynoter Staff LAIRDBoard: Pumpout fee neededFree sewage pumpouts provided to anchored boats helped protect Florida Keys waters but the average cost in 2013 for each pumpout came in higher than predicted for the programs first year.By the end 2013, the number of boats receiving pumpouts financed by Monroe County had increased to target levels of more than 1,300 per month.With Monroe County now paying $340,000 annually toward the countywide service and possibly more in the future, county commissioners told staff Wednesday to begin planning a transition to some type of payment model within a few years.We cannot continue to provide free pumpouts to liveaboard boaters indefinitely, Commissioner Danny Kolhage said at the Marathon meeting. At some point, [boaters] have to pay for disposal of their waste, the same as our upland residents pay, Kolhage said. That move to some type of paid system could be two years away. The county launched the free once-a-month pumpout service in January 2013 to dissuade boaters from illegally dumping sewage into nearshore waters. Establishing the operation through the private Pumpout USA firm and getting boaters used to the idea meant only 94 boats received pumpouts in the first two months rather than the target of 2,600. The first contract with Pumpout USA called for a price $21.81 per pumpout for 1,300 boats per month. Due to the pace of start-up efforts in January and February, the contract was modified by commissioners in March 2013 to a permonth rate. Usage increase to about 700 boats per month by July and hit the goal of 1,329 in December.A report from the Monroe County Clerk of the Courts Office notes that Monroe County paid $340,200 for 8,419 pumpouts in calendar year 2013.Therefore the actual price per pumpout paid to the contractor by Monroe County amounts to $40.41 per pumpout, says the report. This represents a unit cost of 85 percent more than the original contract price.According to the terms of the original agreement, Monroe County paid an additional $156,582 for pumpouts not performed, the clerks report says.County Marine Resources Administrator Rich Jones noted that the monthly pumpouts now exceed expectations, and have prevented ten of thousands of gallons of sewage from being discharged.About 83 percent of vessels now receiving pumpouts are resident liveaboards or have been anchored for at least two months. Com missioners agreed to continue the pumpout program.For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.County is now subsidizing the boating serviceCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBudget gets final approvalThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board on Wednesday gave final approval to Mosquito Controls 2014-15 fiscal year budget.The property tax rate for the year starting Oct. 1 is .48, the same as the current fiscal year. The owner of a $300,000 home will pay $144.The Mosquito Control District has a $15.51 million budget for 2014-15. Property taxes will generate $9.7 million. Grants and payment for services will round out other revenue streams.Mosquito Control is moving its Lower Keys operations, now on Stock Island, to Big Coppitt Key because the city of Key West is not renewing its lease for land at 5224 College Road. Financial Director Bruce Holden said the property for the new building is going to cost $750,000 and the building itself will cost $2.5 million to construct. Mosquito Control will have to tap into its $4.7 million in reserves, which doesnt sit well with every commissioner.Weve already burned through $400,000 in our reserves due to lots of rain this season, said Commissioner Steve Smith. We also pulled about $500,000 to balance this budget out. Its going to be difficult next year; were going to have to raise taxes.Smith favored raising the tax rate by 3 percent to .4970, an extra $6.45 annually, saying it would have been enough to avoid using reserves.But Commissioner Phil Goodman wanted the rate the same as this year. While Goodman acknowledges strong reserves are need in case of disasters, the commissioner said he would rather have Mosquito Control borrow money to help with construction costs rather than use reserves.Smith sought tax increase for new yearMOSQUITO CONTROLKeynoter Staff
The city of Marathons budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year is all but set, waiting for final approval at the next City Council meeting, set for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Center. The proposed fiscal year 2014-15 property tax rate is 2.3297, or $2.379 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Thats 5.43 percent more than the 2.2097 rollback rate, which is the rate necessary to generate the same tax revenue as the current year. The owner of a home valued at $300,000 would pay $698.91 in property taxes. The council is increasing taxes to help build the citys reserves and for 3 percent across-the-board raises for city employees. The tax increase is absolutely necessary and critical, said Mayor Dick Ramsay. With the new developments coming online, raises and building up our reserves, the council unanimously said the current tax rate is not enough. For the fiscal year staring Oct. 1, the city will operate with a $12.59 million budget, collecting $4.20 million in property taxes. Other major streams of revenue will come from charges for services generating $1.06 million, licenses and permits generating $803,000, state revenue sharing and grants. The reserves are now $3.1 million, a number City Council members say needs to increase.Were basically back to three months of reserves, said Councilman John Bartus. I would rather see the city go back to six-month reserves. We need to get back to a little more sound fiscal policy. When you live in a disasterprone area, you need it. With the economy improving and property values rising, Bartus believes building up reserves back to six months can be achieved with the next few city councils.The 3 percent raise for city employees comes after five years of wage freezes. Ramsay said the raises are needed in to retain employees.Vice Mayor Chris Bull, who is running for re-election this year, said he wanted to avoid raising the tax rate but was told by city staff services would have to be cut if it is not increased. In previous years, we had services cut to the bone, Bull said. My goal was to keep the millage rate the same and try to work with that budget. Staff said that we cant go below the current millage rate without cutting existing city services. In addition to city raises, he advocates for a so-called step program for city firefighters to receive raises; such programs generally award automatic raises based on longevity. drove them in his car to the Motel 6.Weiner said in his report that surveillance footage shows Atkins 2007 silver Nissan driving near mile marker 106 at 1 a.m. Aug. 16.When questioned by Weiner and members of the Human Trafficking Task Force on Sept. 9, Atkins said he drove to the Motel 6 but denied he took the girls there. He did, however, tell investigators he saw one of the girls in the motel lobby, according to Weiners report.Nevertheless, as a shelter staff member, Atkins was required to report any instance when he sees a shelter resident outside of the facility without authorization. He was arrested 2:56 a.m. on Sept. 10. The shelter fired him later that morning. Personnel fileAtkins started working at the shelter as a mentor in August 2011. His three annual evaluations released by the shelter this week show his supervisors viewed him as a good employee overall. He was rated 3.5 out of a score of 5 for two years and 3.75 one other year. One of the areas in which his supervisors thought he needed improvement was judgment. This after he took two youths with a history of running away to a mall in Miami-Dade. William Mann, the shelters chief operating officer, said Atkins supervisors took issue with him for including those two children in the outing to the mall not for the excursion itself. Taking children on trips is not uncommon, but each childs proneness to running away should be considered beforehand, Mann said.Atkins was disciplined twice, including one time in February when he was suspended without pay for giving a child the wrong medication.It should be noted that Mr. Atkins did not follow the medication regiment as it was written in the medication book, his supervisor wrote on Feb. 20. Mann said all shelter staff members are trained to distribute medication that has already been prescribed to a child by a health-care professional. In July 2013, Atkins was given a written warning after not catching two boys trying to tattoo each other, and not seeing one of the boys pierce his ear. According to a report on that incident, Atkins was supposed to check the hall every 15 minutes. But videotape footage of the hallway shows Atkins checked in on the boys once every 45 minutes to an hour.Arrest recordAtkins was arrested twice before the shelter hired him, and twice, including the incident with the runaways, while he was on the shelter payroll. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records, his first arrest was in August 2004 by the Miami-Dade School District Police. That arrest is sealed since he was a juvenile at the time. Florida City arrested Atkins in January 2008 on misdemeanor disorderly conduct, trespassing and fighting charges. He pleaded guilty and his case was adjudicated out of court.Miami-Dade Police arrested Atkins this August on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and fighting charges. That case is pending in MiamiDade Circuit Court.Girls foundIn the early morning hours of Aug. 24, four North Port Police Department officers, guns drawn, cautiously approached a damaged car parked outside of a house. They were responding to a hit-and-run call. Behind the wheel was Claudia Gomez, a 22-yearold exotic dance at the Booby Trap strip club in Homestead. In the passenger seat was Robert Munoz, 25, an electrician from Miami. Inside the car were two open margarita drink containers. Meanwhile, other officers interviewed two women who say Gomez and Munoz followed the ladies in their car while driving south on I-75, off Sumter Boulevard and to an intersection on Price Boulevard. While the ladies were stopped at a red light, Gomezs car rear-ended their car. The ladies drove forward about 10 feet, and then Gomezs car again crashed into their vehicle. The ladies then got out of their car and Munoz got out of his and confronted them. Thats when the ladies saw two teenage girls get out of the backseat of Gomezs car and run away. These are the same children who ran away from the Florida Keys Childrens Shelter.Munoz got back in the car and Gomez drove it south on Sumter Boulevard, where North Port cops saw them.North Port Police Assistant Chief Anthony J. Sirianni said it is unclear how the girls from the Keys ended up in the car with Gomez and Munoz in Sarasota County. Munoz and Gomez are both still in Sarasota County jail. Gomezs total bond is $34,000. She faces two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of child abuse, one count of driving with a suspended license and a charge of driving under the influence Munoz faces two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two child cruelty counts. Mann said the girls were brought back to the shelter, but are not here now. Saturday, September 20, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com REALTOR email@example.com www.IslandBreezeRealty.com Congratulations to the New Owners!! Closings are a Breeze with Lisa!! Buying or Selling call Lisa Karp TODAY! 12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 SOLD Lisa Karp 305-852-8040 Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photosJourney is a mysteryFrom Runaways, 1ATaxes rising for next fiscal yearTheyre to raise salaries, reserves in coming yearMARATHONBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.com STUFFING THE BUS Volunteers on Friday collect school supplies for Keys students as part of the United Way of the Florida Keys Stuff the Bus campaign, which aims to put the supplies in the hands of every Monroe County student in need. Fridays effort was at the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative building in Marathon.
A Key Largo man was jailed Friday in the death of his dog, an 8-year-old pit bull that was found inside a garbage bag with its mouth duct-taped shut and a bullet wound to its head. The dog, named Diamond, was found in the bag by a motorist on June 22 along Gun Club Road, on the ocean side of U.S. 1 around mile marker 101.5. It had to be euthanized due to its severe injuries.Diamonds owner, Todd Alexander, 36, is charged with felony animal cruelty and using a gun in the commission of a felony. Deputy Becky Herrin from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said the arrest came following a tip given to her agency.She said Alexander told a witness he was going to get rid of Diamond because he was tired of the dogs snoring. The witness, Herrin said, said Alexander left the dog bound with the duct tape for two days without given it food or water before dumping it on the side of the road. He also reportedly hit the dog repeatedly with a metal pipe.When found, Diamond was taken to the Key Largo Animal Shelter. Director Marsha Garrettson said then that Diamond, even with what happened to her, didnt lose her desire for human affection.She was wagging her tail when she was with us, even after suffering through all that abuse, Garrettson said then. Opinion & EditorialSaturday, September 20, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor This would seemingly be more appropriate for Duval Street or Mallory Square in Key West, but Alma Cagle Bishop, known as the Snake Lady, came to Marathon in 1946 and owned a gift shop. She died while crossing Overseas Highway in 1975.Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYCELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALWe need to lessen texting and drivingLETTERS TO THE EDITORClaims unfoundedPlease stop the misleading the consumers. The Islamorada Beer Co. that produces Sandbar Sunday is not a brewing company in the Keys.I have been told by local eateries that I visited recently in the Keys that this is a local company and brewed locally. This is not true. When dinning at an eatery in Islamorada, a server told me it was a local brewing company and brewed locally. When I told her it wasnt, an eavesdropper sitting behind me couldnt wait to pipe in, as she told the server, yes it is, that she knew the owners.I challenged her and asked her where the brewing company is located, she didnt know, but reiterated she knew the owners. The beer is produced by Beltway Brewing in Sterling, Va. Craft beer is just that, its a craft. People who brew beer take great pride in it and we pretty much know who brews what and where its brewed; if not, we find out. I was pretty excited to see a craft beer being brewed in the Upper Keys and wanted to visit the brewer; thats how I discovered the truth. What a disappointment. Paula Furey Key LargoEditors note: The Islamorada Beer Co. says it produces pilot batches of beer at 8229 Overseas Highway and says it plans to expand its local brewing.Extend sales tax to help Florida Keys schoolsGUEST COLUMNOn Nov. 4, the voters of Monroe County will be asked to vote for an extension of the half-cent sales tax through 2025 that supports capital improvements in the Monroe County School District. This tax provides necessary financial support, approximately $15 million annually, that will be invested in schools upgrades in safety and security, enhancements in student technology and renovation/replacement and maintenance of aging facilities. The School District will continue to provide additional information regarding the current and planned investment of this much-needed resource, but I want to begin by simply establishing the fact that the Monroe County schools stand today as an example of outstanding financial accountability. Over the past two years the Monroe County School Board, in collaboration with its Audit and Finance Committee, has established a strategic objective of being in the top 25 percent of school districts with regard to overall financial condition.Upon the closing and auditing of our financial accounts as of June 30, 2014, I believe we will have attained the objective of being in the top 25 percent and will have established an unassigned fund balance (one of the primary indicators of overall financial condition) of nearly 12.5 percent, rapidly approaching the goal of 15 percent established by the Audit and Finance Committee and approved by the School Board.This dramatic improvement in overall financial condition has come about through strong leadership by the School Board and diligent efforts by the administration to operate within the boardapproved financial parameters. We have come a long way from our past of operating at or near a bare-minimum fund balance of 3 percent and being ranked in the lower 50 percent of school districts in the state with regard to overall financial condition. In addition, annual required audits of the financial and operational practices of the School District have demonstrated a consistent decline in the significance of findings, the overall number of findings and the number of repeat findings. Over the past three years, the overall number of negative findings has been reduced from 19 to nine and the number of repeat findings has been reduced from 14 to four. This, too, has come about through the combined efforts of the School Board, the Audit and Finance Committee and the administration. I am confident that continued efforts this past year will result in an even better audit report for the 2013-14 school year.Finally, following the reconstruction of Horace OBryant Middle School, now serving as a model prekindergartenthrough-eighth-grade school, the School Board implemented a best-practices post-construction audit effort. The final results of this audit are not yet available but the results will indicate what, if any, processes resulted in excess cost to taxpayers in Monroe County for which the School District should reimbursement from the contractor.The reconstruction of HOB was funded through a no-interest federal program, resulting in an interest cost avoidance in excess of $12 million. The School Board is set to approve a sinking fund repayment plan that will save an additional $6.5 million over the remaining life of the bond. Both of these efforts are further examples of outstanding financial accountability by the Monroe County School Board on behalf of the taxpayers. During the weeks ahead, I hope to share with you additional information regarding the half-cent sales-tax renewal but first and foremost, I wanted to share with you the recent and ongoing efforts of the School District to restore your trust and confidence in our ability to manage and invest the financial resources you provide in meeting the needs of our students and our communities.Thank you for your continued support of Monroe County schools as we continue charting the course to excellence.Mark Porter is superintendent of the Monroe County School District.More education, enforcement would make our roads saferOct. 1 marks the one-year anniversary of Floridas law banning texting while driving. There is ample evidence daily of people fiddling with their phones while behind the wheel, in traffic, and not always even stopped at a red light. But few motorists take the law seriously because it rarely is enforced. That was by design. Although 41 states and the District of Columbia ban texting while driving, Florida is one of only four states within that group that make texting a secondary offense. That means law enforcement cannot pull over a driver only if he is observed operating his phone. Authorities first must witness the driver committing a different violation, such as speeding or not wearing a seat belt, before a citation for texting while driving can be issued. Opponents of making texting a primary offense argued that it would constitute an invasion of privacy. Thats a pretty thin reed to grasp, as driving is a statemonitored and regulated activity, and driving on public roads is a privilege, not a right. Texting while driving is a public safety issue. Indeed, its widely accepted that texting is more distracting for drivers than eating, adjusting the car stereo or talking to other passengers, and even more impairing than alcohol. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving increases a motorists risk of a crash by 23 times. The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration said the behavior is six times more dangerous than driving under the influence. Some call it driving while intexticated. Texting deserves to be made a primary offense, just as seat-belt usage has become. Florida made failure to wear a belt a secondary offense in 1986, and finally bumped it up to primary status in 2009. Lawmakers shouldnt wait that long to address texting. After all, failure to use a seat-belt endangers the safety of only the wearer. A driver distracted by texting endangers everyone on the road. The biggest gains can be made by convincing more people especially the biggest offenders, those under the age of 30 of the benefits of keeping their eyes on the road at all times. Ultimately, though, the problem may have a technological solution vehicle telematics are being developed that prevent the drivers phone from sending or receiving calls and text messages, except for emergency numbers. Giving law enforcement more enforcement power can make a difference. According to a study in this months American Journal of Public Health, states that made the texting a primary offense and banned all drivers from texting saw a 3 percent reduction in traffic deaths. The Legislature should revisit and strengthen the texting law before it turns 2. Daytona Beach News Journal Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Valerie Serra . . . . . . . .Sales and Business Dev. Mgr. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. PORTERKeys jobless rate lowGov. Rick Scott focused Friday on private-sector growth with the release of Floridas latest jobless numbers, which ticked up in August from 6.2 percent to 6.3 percent.Scott has made jobs one of the bedrock issues of his re-election campaign against former Gov. Charlie Crist.In the month of August the private sector added over 23,000 jobs. That means since the day I took office, the private sector has added over 643,000 jobs, Scott said.Even with the private-sector gains, the overall number of Floridians deemed out of work grew by 4,000 from July to August, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity. In a longer view, the number of jobless is down 70,000 from a year earlier. Across Florida, the lowest unemployment rates continued to come from the Florida Keys and parts of the Panhandle. Monroe County (the Keys) held the lowest monthly jobless mark in August, staying at 3.9 percent, while Walton County went up from 3.9 percent to 4 percent. The next-lowest county figures were for Okaloosa, 4.9 percent, and Wakulla and St. Johns, both at 5.3 percent.Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with relatively high proportions of government employment, such as Monroe.Southwest Floridas Hendry County maintained the states highest unemployment rate, growing from 12.5 percent in July to 13.1 percent in August. Flagler, Hamilton, Glades and Hardee counties were the only other counties at 9 percent or higher.Crist, who this week outlined his jobs proposals, released a statement Friday charging that Scotts business model isnt directed at helping the middle class. The latest jobs report and recent reports on Florida falling behind the rest of the nation in income demonstrate the reality of Rick Scotts high-cost, low-wage economy, Crist said in the release.The U.S. Census Bureau released figures Thursday indicating that one in five Floridians works in either education or health care, while another fifth are in service-related jobs. Meanwhile, one out of every 7.5 Florida workers is in retail.Scott touts numbers, Crist slams governorBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaTHE WORKFORCEDogs owner is chargedHe reportedly beat it with a metal pipeKeynoter StaffCRIME FRONT ALEXANDER This is Diamond after she was brought to the shelter.Texting deserves to be made a primary offense, just as seat-belt usage has become.
Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the worlds largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. The nations biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctors office to protect themselves against the flu, pneumonia and other illnesses. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like drugstores or worksite clinics.But this push by retailers muscles into an area of health care that was once largely the domain of the family doctor. And that stirs some concern from doctors who want to stay tuned into the health of their patients and keep track of who has received a vaccine. Doctors often use flu shot appointments to ask patients about chronic conditions such as diabetes they may be treating, said Dr. Robert Wergin, a family physician in Milford, Neb., and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.That relationship, knowing the patient, thats important, he said, adding that many doctor offices have worked to become more convenient by offering same-day appointments for flu shots. Retailers say their pharmacists can notify a customers primary care doctor that the patient had a flu shot, if the patient gives them the contact information, and their expansion into vaccinations isnt meant to replace a primary care doctor visit. Its all about providing our customers with access to affordable health care, said Danit Marquardt, a Walmart spokeswoman. The vaccine is, I think ... a good marketing tool to bring people in, said Eric Keuffel, a Temple University health economist. The first flu shot Lynn Bruggemann got was an impulse purchase she made in 2011 while visiting a CVS store to buy toothpaste and shampoo. It took about 15 minutes and was covered by her insurance. That convenience has brought the 50year-old Wyckoff, N.J., resident back to drugstores every year since. If you try to make an appointment at a doctors office, sometimes its forever to get an appointment, she said.All 50 statesIn 1999, only 22 states allowed pharmacists to administer flu shots. A decade later, all 50 permitted the practice, after the outbreak of swine flu, or the H1N1 virus.Drugstores, which had spent years opening locations nationwide, offered plenty of places for people to quickly get flu shots to guard against that global pandemic. Their stores are open on weekends and for longer hours during the day than a typical doctors office. Plus, they can give shots without appointments.It really helped increase access to the pandemic vaccine, said Dr. Carolyn Bridges, associate director for adult immunizations for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That was, I would say, kind of the turning point. The number of flu vaccines distributed in the United States has nearly doubled since 2000 to 134.5 million in the 2013 to 2014 season. Bridges said she isnt sure how much of this growth can be attributed to retail locations, but research shows that easy access is a big factor in adults getting immunizations. Here are some common questions and answers from the CDC to consider as flu season approaches:Who should get a flu shot?The government recommends annual vaccinations for all people ages six months or older.When should I get vaccinated? The CDC prefers that you do this by October because it takes about two weeks for the protection to kick in. Cases of the flu usually peak between December and February, but the season can stretch as late as May and start as early as October.How long will the protection last?Most healthy people produce enough antibodies to protect them through the season. But older people or those with weakened immune systems may have a shorter window for protection.What type of vaccinations are available? People can get shots or nasal sprays. Some vaccines also are designed to protect against four flu viruses instead of the usual three. Saturday, September 20, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Dont make the same mistake this guy made... THE FULLERS INSURANCE 305-294-6677 HOMEOWNERS WIND FLOOD1432 Kennedy Drive Key West, FL 33040 www. FullersInsurance.com REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE for the week of 8/07 8/13 2014 SALES vs. LAST YEAR: 107 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) Key Price Price Days Listing Office, Selling Office, Address Listed Sold Listed Listing Agent Selling Agent Big Pine Key30969 Bay Shore Dr $200,000 $211,000 133 Internet Rlty of the Fla Keys/JoAnn Neurath Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick Servais 3756 Palmetto St $319,900 $315,000 206 KeyIsle Realty/Debbie Halama Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen Gomez 2147 San Remo Dr $439,000 $440,800 80 American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoCudjoe Key701 Spanish Main Dr $85,000 $85,000 169 Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer Waterfront Keys Realty/Trish Brummer 1135 Thatch Lane $599,000 $585,000 42 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti Nickless Truman & Co./Lezlie RoarkDuck Key5045 Sunset Village Dr $380,000 $355,000 94 Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Crowley, Eversman American Caribbean R.E./Lynn LucasKey Colony270 9TH St $498,900 $492,500 20 Oceanside Realty/Cindy Alexander Oceanside Realty/Cindy Alexander 799 Ocean $540,000 $495,000 960 RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate/Steve Smith RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate/Steve Smith 94825 Overseas Hwy $60,000 $60,000 40 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso 94825 Overseas Hwy $82,000 $80,000 570 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maria Barroso 72 Avenue C $139,900 $125,000 210 Marr Properties/S. Kay Holler, A. Butler Century 21 Schwartz/Martha & David Noval 18 Judy Pl $149,900 $130,000 59 Xcellence Realty/Humberto Jimenez Realty World Freewheeler/Amy Lindback 311 Buttonwood Dr $199,000 $176,250 112 Marr Properties/Jessica Dimaggio Marr Properties/Jessica Dimaggio 1500 Ocean Bay Dr $209,000 $207,000 133 Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 900 Jade Dr $219,500 $185,000 63 Century 21 Schwartz/Francis Clay Century 21 Schwartz/Alicia Lozano 83 Bay Harbor Dr $254,900 $256,000 91 Realty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell Realty World Freewheeler/Gary Lobato 104350 Overseas Hwy $255,000 $255,000 111 Century 21 Schwartz/Tracy Larson Shoreline Properties/Alexis Ross 238 Upper Matecumbe Rd $289,000 $255,600 34 Palm Shores Realty/James Gillis Century 21 Schwartz/Mona Yeager 248 Bay Dr $325,000 $287,500 519 Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins Marr Properties/Stephanie Clark 97652 Overseas Hwy $430,000 $430,000 30 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren Shoreline Properties/Sue Mooney 17 Mangrove Ln $517,000 $492,000 162 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/J. Martin, M. Reim Marr Properties/Lorie Leal 1207 Mockingbird Rd $720,000 $670,000 178 Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti, Misty Pace Outside Of MLS FKBR 354 Sound Dr $1,895,000 $1,518,000 151 Ocean Sothebys Intl Realty, Cheri Tindall Outside Of MLS FKBR Key West3706 Roosevelt Blvd (1) $650 $650 139 Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades 3706 Roosevelt Blvd (1) $850 $850 139 Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades 3706 Roosevelt Blvd (1) $1,950 $1,950 83 Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades Sun Source Realty/Michelle Blades 511 Greene St (1) $5,587 $201,959 105 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner5051 Overseas, Week 6 $7,500 $7,200 1065 Sea Winds Realty/Donald Heisler Island and Resort Rlty/Stephen Hammond 1311 Catherine St $450,000 $415,000 34 Island Group Realty/Margarita Villoch Preferred Properties/Gary Thomas 1215 20th Trc $455,000 $455,000 0 Internet Realty of the Fla Keys/G. Maclaren Internet Realty of the Fla Keys/G. Maclaren 1114 Watson St $664,500 $660,000 411 Key West Real Estate Sales/Elaine Chinnis Truman & Co./William Brown 2722 Seidenberg Ave $684,000 $678,000 81 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Tina Masters Century 21 All Keys/Diane Paglia 829 Eaton St $1,525,000 $1,525,000 0 Truman & Co. /Roger Emmons Truman & Co. /Team Spottswood VazquezLittle Torch Key639 Powell Rd $120,000 $120,000 221 Seaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz Seaport Realtors/Steven SchwartzMarathon302 51St Street Ocean $299,000 $285,000 164 RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson KeyIsle Realty/Barry Tracy 295 51st Street Gulf (1) $575,000 $515,000 206 American Caribbean R.E./Kathryn Rummery American Caribbean R.E./L. Rabito-Leonard8050 Gulfstream Blvd $725,000 $591,000 183 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin Kluck Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin KluckPlantation Key40 High Point Rd $84,500 $88,000 249 Realty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson Outside Of MLS 87200 Overseas Hwy $259,000 $236,000 127 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. Keller Coldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. Keller 231 Mohawk St $639,450 $600,000 227 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lizette Miller Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lizette Miller 161 Coral Ave $799,000 $715,000 171 Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins Moorings Realty/A. Lindmar, C. HughesRamrod Key27366 Martinique Ln $434,900 $415,000 99 American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle Preferred Properties/Dominique BarreraSugarloaf Key17049 Bonefish Ln $649,000 $600,000 49 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Prudential Knight & Gardner/T. Thoman WoodSummerland Key24945 Center St $269,000 $235,000 407 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kelly KlineVacant Lot | Commercial Property (1) FISH AROUND THE CLOCK 9/26/14 TO 9/28/14 & CHARITY AUCTION Applications available at: www.keylargorotary.org 30969 Bay Shore Drive Big Pine Key 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 Rick ServaisREALTOR(305) 731-5010www.realestatemarathonfl.com email@example.com Open 7 Days A WeekI JUST SOLD this 2BR/2BA home that is under construction on Big Pine Key for 96% of the listing price. Looking to SELL your home? I have the EXPERIENCE to make it happen! Call Me Today to find out how! Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos BusinessRetailers dive into vaccinesConvenience is appealing to consumersBy TOM MURPHYAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTHPhoto courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSNow more than ever, getting a flu shot is easier and more convenient.
The Islamorada Village Council has once again approved a plan to build a Publix Supermarket, leaving open the possibility that the town may soon have its first chain grocery store since incorporating 16 years ago.The five-member council unanimously approved a Publix site plan in December, but the developers Equity Developer Group LLC, submitted a new plan to appease residents who opposed the idea based on traffic and noise concerns, and on the principle that large stores violate Islamoradas community character.But at the councils Thursday night meeting, it was clear the new plan does not lessen the opposition to the store. Every time you put in a big-box retail business, a mom and pop goes out of business, said Ken Knudson. Whats the difference between a Publix and a Walmart? You want that garbage here, too?A lawsuit filed earlier this year to block the store remains. Attorney Tucker Gibbs represents several opposition homeowners, the By Hammock Homeowners Association and a local group called Keep Islamorada, Peaceful Prosperous and Safe.Most of the dozens of people who went to the meeting at Founders Park spoke out against the project.I love Publix. I love it so much that I dont mind driving 20 miles north [to Key Largo] or 40 miles south to Marathon, said David Makepeace. It absolutely doesnt fit here. But Village Planning Director Cheryl Cioffari and her staff concluded that according to village code, the supermarket does belong there. The 4.6-acre footprint is the home to six defunct businesses, so the land is already zoned for commercial, which Councilman Mike Forster noted when addressing the opposition. Forster said moving to an area zoned commercial for decades and then protesting a new business is coming in is like moving near an airport and complaining its too loud. Councilman David Purdo voted for the project, not because he favors the plan but because of a 2008 federal court ruling that stops Islamorada from banning formula retail businesses.Im against formula retail, but legally, we cant fight this in court, Purdo said. In total, the supermarket and another retail store will total 34,062 square feet. There will also be 161 parking spaces. Barry Danzansky, with Equity, said the store would create 100 permanent yearround jobs, and pump more than $24,000 into the village via taxes every year. He also said building the store would put up to 200 construction workers on the job. He called those against building the store, the vocal minority.As a concession to council members like Ken Philipson, who said Islamorada doesnt have enough housing for all those new workers Danzansky pledged $50,000 to the villages affordable housing fund. Other concessions he agreed to include promising not to commercially develop a piece of land behind the store and to never apply for a liquor license for the store (it can already sell beer and wine). KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday, September 20, 2014 CLEA R ANCE CLEARANCE KEY LARGOMARATHONKEY WEST www.RoyalFurnitureAndDesign.com305-451-5700 MM 99 in the Median 305-295-6400Next to Publix, Searstown 305-743-4397 MM 47.5 OceanSAVEWE RE OVERSTOCKED!!One-of-a-kinds discontinued items scratch-n-dentsSHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION RETAIL! UP TO60%OFF L! GOING ON NOW!AT ALL THREE KEYS LOCATIONS Congratulations to the Happy Seller! Closings are a Breeze with David!! David Grego Owner/ Broker REALTOR, GRI www.IslandBreezeRealty.com 305-481-1296 Buying or Selling call David Grego TODAY! SOLD 12220 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 WE BUY JUNK CARSKey West to Key LargoMONEY ON THE $POT 305-879-5300Junk Car Guy Towing LLCjunkcarguytowing@aol.com Council again OKs PublixBut strong opposition still remainsBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADA $1.9 billion soughtEleven federal lawmakers from Florida said Thursday that Everglades restoration needs $1.9 billion to move forward on critical projects.Legislation with support from both Republicans and Democrats would authorize the money for the Central Everglades Planning Project, which comprises an array of individual projects to store fresh water and send it along historic paths to South Floridas protected ecosystems.The project also would prevent massive amounts of flood water from being channeled to nearshore marine environments like the St. Lucie estuary, which have suffered damage from freshwater discharges. Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio were among the bill sponsors. So was U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat representing south Miami-Dade and Monroe County. If the legislation fails to pass Congress, funding for the projects could be stalled for years until the Water Resources Development Act is authorized. The Central Everglades Planning Project hit a snag in late April when a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review panel said the projects 8,000-page report was not ready for final approval. The legislation would authorize the money as soon as the Corps approves the plan, which could happen in November. This has a lot of bipartisan support which we hope is a good sign, said Julie HillGabriel, Florida Audubons director of Everglades policy. This project would supply some of the biggest benefits to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay, she said. We need action on it now. The urgent need for this project is clear, said Florida District 18 Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter.THE EVERGLADESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgState suspends standardized testOne of the many standardized tests dreaded by teachers and students is gone for now. The Florida Department of Education this week ordered school districts to stop administering the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading test for kindergartners and second-graders. But before teachers, parents and pupils rejoice, its likely the computerized test is just on hold until next year.Apparently, there are significant technical problems that render the system almost useless, Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter said Tuesday.Joe Follick, spokesman for the Department of Education, said in an e-mail Tuesday that there were issues with teachers ability to log on and stay logged on.Follick stressed that the test is not a state-required assessment and is used as a diagnostic tool to guide instruction. It does not impact retention, grades, etc., Follick said. The decision to end the K-2 portion this year was solely based on technical problems with the new application.Keys students in grades three through 12 still must take three FAIR test this year. Kindergarten-throughsecond-grade teachers will assess their students beginning-of-the-year learning skills in the absence of FAIR with a one-on-one evaluation test, Porter said. Sue Woltanksi, who is with the Upper Keys-based anti-standardized testing group Minimize Testing, Maximize Learning, says that falling back on teachers observations to evaluate childrens beginning-of-the-year readiness shows the FAIR test was never needed in the first place.If the state is satisfied with the data they can obtain from teachers observations, why reinstate the test when and if the technical issues are resolved? Woltanski asked. I would trust my childs teacher to accurately assess his reading abilities more than I would ever trust the results of a computer program requiring a kindergartner to point and click a mouse.There is a growing movement among educators and parents in the Keys, and nationwide, to end stateand school district-mandated standardized testing, which has grown significantly since the late 1990s. A Monroe County pupil who started as a Keys kindergartner will have taken 47 standardized tests by the time he or she enters fourth grade.By the time he or she is a senior in high school, that number is almost 200. Fiftyfour of those tests are required by the state. The rest, including the FAIR tests, are required by the district.Porter said he hopes the Florida Legislature is prepared to enact laws reducing the number of state-mandated tests, and that district officials will look into lowering the number required in Monroe.I would optimistically hope so. It is the right conversation to have right now, Porter said, noting that the purpose of many tests goes beyond assessing students, and into evaluating schools and teacher performance. The testes have increased over the years to where we have definitely crossed the line over what is reasonable and what is appropriate.By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad # 1119725 NOTICE OF SALE Monroe County Sheriffs Office Notice of Sale of Surplus Vehicles The Monroe County Sheriffs Office will sell a number of surplus Vehicles by sealed bids. All bids must be received no Later than 10:00am Thursday July 24, 2014. The bids will be opened publicly at 1:30 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A list of vehicles to be sold may be viewed at our www.keysso.net website. Bidding instructions and required bid forms are available on the website or can be picked up at the Sheriffs Office Headquarters Building, Finance Division or by contacting: Johnnie Yongue 305 293-7477 Michael Griffin 305-293-7362 Monroe County Sheriffs Office 5525 College Road KeyWest, FL 33040 open yp 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA A s Clerk of said Court By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time b efore the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & A ssociates, P.A., 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-14564 OCN Published July 9, 16, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 1133078 A d # 1145173 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 12th DAY OF AUGUST 2014 at 11:00 A M 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: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7 of the unnumbered Lot of George L. McDonalds Amended Plat of Government Lots 3, 5 and 6, Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 101, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the intersection of the West line of said Section 18 and the Southeasterly right-ofway line of Old State Road 4-A; thence North 68 degrees 05 15" East (bearings based on assumed meridian) along said Sutheasterly right-of-way fettothe point ,p, Range 38 East, with the Southerly right of way line of Old State Road 4A, thence N68 05 15" E for 69.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 21 54 45" E for 127.58 feet, thence South for 179.93 feet, thence along the arc of a tangential curve to the left having a radius of 37.50 feet and a central angle of 17 45" for a distance of 38.15 feet; thence S 58 degrees 17 45" E for 705.94 feet; thence N 30 degree 42 45" E for 37.51 feet; thence S 30 degrees 42 45" W for 75.00 feet. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association; CHRISTIANA TRUST Plaintiff VS. Michael Hussey; Rose E. Hussey; Plantation Lake Estates Homeowners A ssociation, In; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 Defendant. nd the Docket Number of Which is Number 13-CA000356-P. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of April, 2014. CPA y 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published July 16, 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1145462 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUCIDIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-001084-P LAURENCE T. VOGT, DEBORAH J. VOGT, and EVALYNE J. LEITH, Plaintiffs, v. 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The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid @KeysSchools WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork The Ig Nobel AwardsJesus face on toast? Cats cause depression? These are the weighty issues scientists tackle for the Annals of Improbable Research. Story, 2BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Fore! Tee up for Conch ScrambleFans of golf and boating can hone their swings and feed the fish while raising money for charity one shot at a time during the Conch Scramble, an on-the-water golf tournament set for Sept. 27 in Islamorada. Proceeds help fund athletic programs and facilities for Keys students as well as academic support programs. Organizers hope to raise more than $100,000 through sponsorships, auctions, attendance at the kick-off party and golfer participation. The kickoff party and team registration are scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday hosted by Bob and Kathy Mau at their home at mile marker 80.9 oceanside. A live auction and a 50/50 cash raffle also are planned. The live bidding action will take place Sept. 26 at the kickoff party, but bidders can participate in an online portion of the auction now atwww.conchscramble.com. Teams are to meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Islamorada Fish Co., mile marker 81.5 bayside, for breakfast, hole location assignments and a shotgun start at 9 a.m.On-the-water golf tourney is a benefitISLAMORADA See Scramble, 3BNo truer woman than Joan RiversOn Sept. 4, Joan Rivers died at age 81. The Emmy award-winning star amassed more than 40 years in show business as a comedian, TV personality, actress, jewelry designer, cosmetics creator, lecturer and author. Whether you loved her or hated her, her self-deprecating, often-brash and alwayspolitically incorrect one-liners blazed a path for female comedians. She ignored the rules imposed on women. In her words, I succeeded by saying what everyone else was thinking. Known for her snappy tongue, quick wit, tenacity and work ethic, Rivers was an icon who worked until her death. Her fashion sense can best be remembered on the red carpet as host of E!s Fashion Police. Below are some of her memorable quotes on fashion, beauty and life in general, and some thoughts on why so many related to her.Does fashion matter? Always though not quite as much after death.Although fashion was important to Rivers, her daughter and grandson were far more precious. She will be remembered by many as a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. Perspective is key. Fashion is meant to be enjoyed but never should it be more important than your real priorities.Style is like herpes: You either have it or you dont.This is my favorite Joan Rivers quote. Its true that style is hard to teach. However, I find that most womens style gets better with age and sometimes we need a little push in the right direction. As you age, your personal style is honed to be perfectly you. Thank goodness for people like Rivers, whose brutally honest opinions told the world what not to wear so that there just may be a few less fashion faux pas.My grandson is mad at me. Hes mad at me because I squandered his college fund on Spanx. Its a lot, but theres a lot going on here. No argument here. The proper undergarments can make or break an outfit. There is nothing worse than panty lines, ill-fitting intimates, and curves popping up in all the wrong places.The only time a woman has a true orgasm is when she is shopping. We can all remember the feeling of euphoria when the perfect pair of shoes has been found in your size and on sale. In fact, Rivers once said she wanted to spread her husbands ashes at Neiman Marcus so she could visit him every day. Clearly she loved to shop.The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found. My face has been tucked in more times than a bed sheet at the holiday inn.There is no ideal beauty. Women come in every shape and size and they are each beautiful in their own right. Love who you are and how you look. While most stars deny plastic-surgery rumors, Rivers embraced it and was never shy about her surgeries. I think, in part, that her surgeries were the result of her trying to find the ideal. Rivers true beauty was evident in her self-deprecating humor that showed her immense ability for laughing at herself.If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.Always bold, always honestCONCH STYLEJoan Rivers never took herself too seriously.See Style, 3BLeah Maki ConchStyle Canes sweep ConchsA veteran Coral Shores High squad scored a threegame sweep Tuesday over Key West High, but the 2520, 25-22, 25-17 games did not come easily. The Conchs definitely made us work for it, Coral Shores head coach Andy Thiery said.Coral Shores (4-4) cruised to a 12-5 lead in the second game before the Conchs, playing without a senior on the roster, rallied to tie at 20-20.Hurricane hitter Melissa Helphrey, a junior, launched a big kill shot to break the logjam and put the Canes ahead to stay. Senior setter Skylar De Moss delivered an ace to serve out the final two points.I liked the way we came back in that game, said Key West coach Kim Butler. Emily Kailian came off the bench and did a good job, serving four points. Too many missed chances and serving errors cost the 0-4 Conchs a chance at the win, she said. Its crucial to get serves in, especially against a good-serving team like Coral Shores. Helphrey ended with a game-high 14 kills and served 10 aces. She served 11 points in the opening game with strings of four and seven points. Brooklyn Irwin, one of four senior starters for Coral Shores, played her typical maximum-effort-type match, Thiery said. We were all really looking out for each other, said Irwin, who had 12 digs and three kills for the match. Irwin served eight points in the third game, with a sixpoint string. De Moss had 22 assists overall, and nailed consecutive aces to finish the match. Skylar has become a wellrounded setter and is making good decisions in mixing up our attack, the coach said. Senior hitter Amberlyn Casas made three Cane kill shots and played a strong game at the net. Brittany Doyle had four kills and Haley Curry added two. Key West freshman setter Brooke Stanyer served seven points for the Conchs in the opening game, while junior middle hitter Sarah Pike blocked several strong Cane hits during the match. Were still being a little tentative, Butler said. Were working on just going for it.Thiery said the Canes did well in recovering from mistakes and concentrating on the next play. If the girls can maintain their focus on improvement, he said, it will be exciting to see where this group is in a couple weeks.Coral Shores plays at Florida Christian this Tuesday, then hosts ImmaculataLaSalle at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (JV at 4 p.m.)But the win over Key West is hard-foughtKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores High senior Brooklyn Irwin (white jersey) tries to loft a ball over the attempted block of Key West sophomore Samantha Golden and other Conch front defenders Tuesday. The Lady Canes battled to a 3-0 sweep over Key West.PREP VOLLEYBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgDolphins on cruise controlThe volleyball Lady Dolphins kept their winning streak alive Wednesday, beating Greater Miami Academy at Marathon High School.The victory ups Marathons record to 8-2. The first two games were close but the Lady Fins cruised in the third.The first two games were pretty tight; neither team had more than a fivepoint differential, coach Kevin Freeman said. This time, we came in more focused and by the third game took over. We had great passing and the front row played incredible. Marathon won both those games 25-22. But come the third game, Marathons front and back rows were pretty well synchronized, keeping the ball off their side of the court and taking it 25-9.Jordan Roney and Rachel Philcox were leading scorers for the Dolphins, securing 11 kills each. Roney also kept the ball circulating on the court with 12 assists. Sydney Konrath, who came back to the team after recovering from an injury, had three aces, four kills and seven assists.Amanda Bruland had four aces. We always play to five games with them, even when we thought we were better, Freeman said. The match shows we can win the tight games when we need to. District play is ongoing. Freeman said Marathon is 41 in its district.Marathon was scheduled to play in a Key West tournament this weekend but its been rescheduled for Sept. 27 and 28. The Dolphins are scheduled to travel to the mainland to play International Studies Tuesday and Archimedean Thursday.Were going to take advantage of practice time; were making some changes for the better of the team, Freeman said, adding the team is still adjusting to having Konrath back. If we can get our back row and front row playing like that at the same time, well be pretty competitive against other teams.Volleyball team now 8-2By WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALL Web extrasTheres more prep sports at www.KeysInfoNet.com, including:The Dolphins of Coral Shores High school swim past their Upper Keys rivals, Coral Shores Hurricanes.The Key West High school swimmers lap Westminster Christian to take a meet at Westminsters home pool. Marathons Johnisha Qualls (left) and Hannah Child help Marathon extend its win streak to eight.Photo by KAREN McKEON
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Times crossword puzzle TACO FILLING Solution in the September 24 Keynoter ACROSS 1Gardeners enemy 6C to C, say 12Anti-drug ads, e.g. 16Try a little of 19Worlds largest energy consumer 20Like some pullovers 21No-luck link 22Likewise 23Nissan Bluebird competitor 25Family rec center 26Unified 27Artist Yoko 28Berserk 29Thats enough out of you! 32Conclude ones case 34Bordeaux bud 35They bite 36Notable survivor of the Trojan War 37Felix Leiters org., in Bond films 38Golfers pocketful 40Pen handle? 42German gripe 43Storied ball dropper 45Didnt panic 52CCXI x V 53Attila, for one 54Firth or fjord 551,000-yr. realm 56Org. that promotes hunter safety 57Sour British brew 59Sno-Cat feature 60__ Mason: investment giant 61Lang. of Luther 62Mmes., in La Mancha 63Lamb Chop creator Lewis 64Cartoon girl with a talking backpack 65Campus bigwig 66February 1945 summit 70Doggy bag item 73__ you one 74Creek croakers 75Meat order specification 78Just the Way You __ 79Works at home, maybe 80Prepares, as for action 81Heavy herbivores 83Remote button 84Milano Mr. 85Split causes 86PC-to-PC system 87Letter before chi 88Strong morning drink 91Like a sleeping baby 93Wheel of Fortune buy 94Lap dog, briefly 95Newspaper section 97Crossed paths with 98City with a Kansas State campus 101Caf lighteners 105WWII domain 106USAF noncom 108Yakov Smirnoff catchphrase 110Corn holder 112That feels so nice! 113Rand who created John Galt 114Political period 115Christmas rental 118Weightlifting beneficiary 119Actress Lena 120Oscar winner Kidman 121Spikes, as punch 122Atlanta-to-Miami dir. 123Teases, with on 124Initial phases 125Quite heavy DOWN 1Lineman? 2Mealtime annoyances 3Classic Western shout 4Rescuer of Odysseus 5Some Dropbox contents 6Seriously! 7Browsing activity marker 8A.L. East team 9Become a mother, maybe 10Field of action 11Skype appointment 12Futures dealer? 13Sport with a referee called a gyoji 14Ghanas capital 15Hurry up! 16Wiltshire monument 17Ancient region of Asia Minor 18Millay and Milton 24Bobby Jones, for his entire golfing career 30Time to swing 31Snow measure 33__ chi 39Downhill, e.g. 41Makes sense 43Robin Roberts show, initially 44Jokhang Temple city 46Cuban Liberation Day month 47Court figure 48Airplane! hero Striker 49It has keys and stops 50Geometry product 51Shucks! 58Lets Get It On singer 59Signs of spring 60Men with manors 63Temporary fix 64Jordan River outlet 65Like some pockets 67Put a cap on 68Strong suit 69Hold on tight 70Virologist who worked with Epstein 71Layered snack 72Big name in athletic shoes 76Nonsense 77Koufax quartet 79Clay or Webster, briefly 80Picture file suffix 81Millennium Falcon pilot 82[Not a typo] 85Punic Wars fighter 86Some fruit pie crusts 89Workbook chapter 90Op-Ed pieces 92Rescue pro 96Add more flavoring to 98Exchanges 99Now I remember 100Amtrak express 102__ big deal! 103Get ready for a fight 104Matches audio to video, say 107This and that 109HP Photosmart insert 111Where the Storting makes legislative decisions 116Ballet support? 117Check Crossword solutionSolution to the Sept. 17 puzzle.Pork can stop nose bleedsTheres some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from the Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Sonal Saraiya and her colleagues in Michigan found that packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries. This years winners, honored Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine, included a team of researchers who wondered if owning a cat is bad for your mental health; Japanese scientists who tested whether banana peels are really as slippery as cartoons would have us believe; and Norwegian biologists who tested whether reindeer on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard are frightened by humans dressed to resemble polar bears. As has become the custom, real Nobel laureates handed out the prizes and winners were given a maximum of 60 seconds to deliver their acceptance speech. Sticking pork products up the patients nose was a treatment of last resort when conventional treatments had failed, Saraiya said, and was only used for a very specific condition known as Glanzmann thrombasthenia, a rare condition in which blood does not properly clot. We had to do some outof-the-box thinking, she said. So thats where we put our heads together and thought to the olden days and what they used to do. The 4-year-old childs nostrils were packed with cured pork twice, and according to their study, the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly [and] effectively. The method worked because there are some clotting factors in the pork ... and the high level of salt will pull in a lot of fluid from the nose, she said. Still, Soraiya does not recommend sticking pork up your nose for a routine nosebleed, as it could cause infection. Kiyoshi Mabuchi, a professor of biomedical engineering at Kitasato University in Japan, studied the slipperiness of banana peels as an extension of his research into human joint lubrication system. I have gotten ... evidence that the friction under banana peels is sufficiently low to make us slip, Mabuchi said via email.The other good thing about his study is that his colleagues got to eat the bananas.Cats, Jesus toastSeveral scientists won for studying the mental health of cat owners. The bottom line? Owning a cat may be hazardous to your health. Dr. David Hanauer, of the department of pediatrics at the University of Michigan and co-author of one of the studies, says theres no reason for cat owners to panic. It may simply be that people with depression gets cats because they feel depressed, he said. I am in no way telling people to get rid of their cats. Professor Kang Lee at the University of Toronto in Canada was part of a team that won for studying the reactions of people who see human faces in slices of toast. Although the title of the study was called Seeing Jesus in Toast, no actual images of Jesus were shown. But the study found that in people who merely think they see a face in a slice of toast or in any other unusual object the part of the brain involved in facial recognition lights up. Although his research has legitimate scientific value, he said hes thrilled to win an Ig Nobel.And banana peels arent slipperyBy MARK PRATTAssociated PressTHE IG NOBEL AWARDS This is one of the numerous pieces of toast in which people claimed to have seen Jesus face. LIVING BRIEFSKona Kai opens art exhibitionThe Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo has opened an art exhibit to coincide with Miami author Michael Largos new book, The Big, Bad Book of Botany. The exhibit, Botanic Wonders, runs through Jan. 10 at the gardens, mile marker 97.8.When Largo decided to write his book, he called upon the 19 members of the Tropical Botanic Artists collective of Miami to do illustrations of each plant in the book. Those illustrations, along with Largos stories, are on exhibit. The exhibit is open to the public for free daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.In addition, a 90-minute guided garden tour led by botanist Emily Magnaghi, who just joined Kona Kai from Fairchild Tropic Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, is conducted Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m.; its limited to six people, costs $25 and reservations are required. Call 852-9766.Goodman is tapped for auxiliary postCudjoe Key resident Phil Goodman, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Key West, has been named officer responsible for all marine safety and environmental protection activities in the auxiliarys District 7. Its headquartered in Miami and takes in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and most of Georgia and Florida. District 7 Cmdr. Joel Tyson appointed Goodman. For the past four years, Goodman has been in charge of the auxiliarys pollution prevention and response efforts in the Keys. Following the 2012 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 men and caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, Goodman put together hazardous-response training for volunteers Keyswide.Borski is elected writing group chiefIslamorada resident Jill Zima Borski was elected president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Associa tion on Sept. 13 in Crystal River. It was chartered in 1954.The association works to enhance the economic well-being of its members through organized events, education and general craft improvement, Borski says. Shes been a member since 1999 and has served on its board of directors for 16 years.Take Stock seeks mentors for studentsTake Stock in Children, a mentoring and scholarship program for Monroe County students, is seeking adult mentors for this school year. Forty students have applied and so far 20 have been processed. Under Take Stock, eligible incoming seventhgraders sign a contract to maintain good grades, stay drugand alcohol-free, stay away from crime and perform community service. If they complete the contract through graduation from high school, they get a full college scholarship through the Monroe County Educa tion Foundation and Florida prepaid college program. Fifteen to 20 adult mentors are needed at Marathon Middle/High School. The mentor application is lengthy. To get one, call Katrina Wiatt at 289-2480. GOODMAN BORSKI
I think its safe to say that Joan Rivers never tried paddleboarding in the Florida Keys. Perhaps she would have found our beautiful turquoise waters and spectacular sunsets as valuable as diamonds.Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. True beauty is about having the confidence to laugh at yourself and lifes imperfections which Rivers did unapologetically and honestly throughout her entire life.Joan Rivers fashion was being honest to the point of hilarity. Her outspoken opinions were feared by celebrities who waited breathlessly to hear what she would say about their outfits. Anna Kendrick said that being publicly told that her dress was hideous will never feel quite as awesome. Thank you, Joan Rivers, for your tough love, hilarity, brutal honesty and for teaching us about how to laugh at ourselves.Leah Maki is a fashionobsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, Leahs FabulousFinds.com.Rivers was brutally honestFrom Style, 1B Saturday, September 20, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 8050 Gulfstream Blvd. Marathon Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationRobin KluckBROKER ASSOCIATE(305) 289-6496www.marathonFLhomesforsale.com 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050Open 7 Days A Week I LISTED & SOLD this gulf front home in Marathon.To get your home SOLD or if you would like to invest in property here in the Florida Keys, give me a call today! Pattis Listing on Cudjoe Key JUST SOLD in 42 DAYS! Ready to Buy or Sell in the Lower Keys? Call Patti Nickless & Associates to make it happen! 1135 Thatch Ln. Cudjoe Key29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 Patti Nickless CRS, SFRBroker Associate(305) 304-6949 Wendy Marks 305-394-7722 REALTORBig Pine is open 7 days a weekwww.BestKeysAgent.com THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West NOTICE OF MEETING FOR THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARDA PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Big Pine Key Community Park, Big Pine Key (Sands Road, MM31), Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or at email@example.com. Items on the Agenda include but are not limited to: 1. Proposed skate parks rules and waiver 2. Updates on parks projects throughout the County 3. Higgs Beach vendor RFP recommendationsADA ASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability, who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 9-13-14, 9-17-14, 9-20-14, 9-24-14 and 9-27-14Teams of four and a caddy a designated boat driver make stops at nine Islamorada waterfront venues and come ashore to tee off. Each player has two shots at the floating holes.The golf balls are biodegradable and turn into fish food after 90 hours in the water. An awards ceremony is set for 4 p.m. the day of the event at the Ocean View Pub & Inn, mile marker 84.5 bayside. Trophies await the top three teams with the best scores, while additional honors recognize the best hole location, most team spirit and best costumes. Up to 45 teams can participate; the entry fee is $500 per team. For specifics, go towww.conchscramble.com .Boating, golf combine for awesomenessFrom Scramble, 1B You just need a pitching wedge to play in the Conch Scramble. LIVING BRIEFSBreast health is seminar topicMariners Hospital and the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center are hosting a breast-health seminar Sept. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the medical centers Tassell Medical Arts Building, mile marker 91.5, Tavernier. Registered nurse Megan ONeill will open the session by discussing risk factors for breast cancer, the signs and symptoms and how to do a breast self-examination.The seminar is free but reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400.Next Story Slam planned Sept. 28If you have five minutes and a story to tell, stop by the Marathon Community Theatre at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 Thats when the monthly Story Slam series continues. Ten storytellers the Slam is open to anyone have the chance to vie for a $100 cash prize telling their five-minute true tale as it relates to the theme for the night, which that night is surprise. The audience is the judge and will determine the storytellers fates through applause. The second-place winner gets two tickets to see any show he or she wants during the 201415 season at the Middle Keys playhouse. The first 10 people to sign up as a storyteller will get their moment in the spotlight. If you go over the allotted time, you may get the hook, so practice your timing. No props, costumes or musical accompaniment are allowed. No cheat sheets, either. There is a $10 cover charge at the door. To get on the Story Slam e-mail list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and write in the subject line Story Slam. The theater is around mile marker 49.7 oceanside.Calling all darts enthusiastsThe Middle Keys Dart League is starting up again Nov. 18 and organizers seek teams, players and sponsors. Contact Mandy at 731-3586 or Jarred at (586) 215-1905 by Oct. 7.Get your pet blessed Oct. 5St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon has a blessing of the pets planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the church, on 52nd Street bayside behind the Panda House restaurant.Late summer classic: Tomato pieTomato pie is a classic southern dish made in late summer when the tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit, but everyone has had their fill of tomato sandwiches and salads.It is essentially a pie shell filled with fresh sliced tomatoes and sweet onions, topped with mixture of shredded cheese and served with a sprinkle of fresh basil. Its not fancy and generally not served in restaurants, but you can find it at potluck suppers, farmers markets, roadside stands and most every rural kitchen.I love tomatoes so much that tomato pie is a no-brainer, but I wanted to take the traditional idea and make it a little more to my taste. I substituted a conventional pie crust for the more-traditional Bisquick version. You can use your favorite recipe, or buy prepared pie dough. I pre-bake the shell to take the raw flour flavor out of it and make the bottom crisp.I also add a sweet Vidalia onion to the filling. I like to slice both the onion and the tomatoes instead of chopping them, but if you like smaller pieces in the filling, go ahead and chop. Many tomato pies dont have enough tomatoes in them, so I load up on them, choosing small tomatoes so my slices arent any larger than three inches in diameter. If you dont have any garden tomatoes, I find that the dark purple Kumato tomatoes work great.I reduce the amount of mayonnaise used in traditional recipes because I wanted a cheesier top. Most recipes call for 1 cup of mayo, but I halved that amount and only use as much as I need to bind the cheese. If you like a looser top, add more mayonnaise, but I think youll like it my way, as the liquid from the tomatoes provides all the moisture you need. The biggest change that I made was adding two kinds of mustard to the cheese topping. That one little change makes a huge difference. The mustard elevates the pie and creates a depth of flavor that takes this homegrown dish from simple to spectacular. You need:A 9-inch raw pie shell fitted in a pan.One small Vidalia or other sweet onion.Three to four small heirloom tomatoes.One and a quarter cups grated sharp cheddar cheese.One and a quarter cups grated Gruyere cheese.Two-thirds of a cup mayonnaise.One tablespoon wholegrain Dijon mustard.One heaping teaspoon smooth Dijon mustard.Ground black pepper.One small bunch fresh basil (about 10 leaves), thinly sliced. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the pie shell until lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Leave the oven on. While the pie shell bakes, thinly slice the onion and tomatoes. Arrange the tomato slices on paper towels to absorb excess moisture. In a medium bowl, mix together both cheeses, the mayonnaise, both mustards and a generous pinch of pepper. The mixture should be thick, but spread easily. Spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture over the bottom of the pie shell. Top the mixture with half of the onion slices, then half of the tomato slices, followed by the remaining onions, then the remaining tomatoes. Spread the rest of the cheese mixture over the tomatoes. Bake until browned and bubbly, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut into slices, then top each serving with some of the basil. Start to finish: One hour (15 minutes active). Servings: Six. Nutrition information per serving: 470 calories; 300 calories from fat (64 percent of total calories); 33 g fat (14 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 65 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 15 g protein; 620 mg sodium.Its quick, easy and so refreshingBy ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE Associated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is a Dijon tomato and sweet onion pie. Tomato pie is a classic Southern dish made in summer when the tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, September 20, 2014* September 23 28, 2014 For a full schedule of events please visitKeysBirdingFest.org Hawk Watch Wildlife Fair Wildlife Photography Lessons Guided Ecotours Happy Hour Evening SessionsKeynote Speaker: Jeff BoutonWitness our Spectacular Fall Migration! This isnt counting crowsFlorida Keys Hawkwatch participants are perched at Curry Hammock State Park daily through early November, scanning the sky for peregrine falcons, hawks, merlins, kestrels and other birds of prey as they head south to more hospitable wintering grounds. Its one of the most effective ways of assessing population trends for a number of different species, said organizer Rafael Galvez, one of the presenters at this years Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, which kicks off Sept. 23 and runs through Sept. 28. Florida is on a key migration route, or flyway, and because raptors tend to spend as little time as possible over open water, Curry Hammock on Little Crawl Key is a great place to count the birds as they pass over the narrow land mass. This is Florida Keys Hawkwatchs 17th season. The process of counting them is like taking a snapshot, Galvez said. While local numbers dont mean much by themselves, they gain context when added to the long-running Raptor Population Index, which draws numbers from counts happening all over the world. Nowhere else on Earth have peregrine falcons been documented in higher numbers during migration than in Curry Hammock State Park, when Hawkwatch counted 651 peregrines in a single day in 2012 and a season total of 4,010 in 2013, says Galvez, the Hawkwatch organizer. While the peregrine falcon is only one of 18 raptor species and 120 species of waders, shorebirds and songbirds being counted, its a favorite among bird observers and one of the most challenging to count, since it often flies at high altitude and has been clocked at more than 200 mph when its on the hunt. Many are migrating from the tundras of North America and flying as far as the southernmost tip of South America. Hawkwatch has gradually expanded its mission to include counts of non-raptor species in order to learn more about the role local natural areas play in migration. Raptors migrate during the day, while songbirds travel at night and spend their days foraging. Protected lands like Curry Hammock are a critical part of that journey because their trees particularly tropical hardwoods provide food and habitat for the migrants. As part of the festival, Galvez is talking about raptors at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo, in addition to leading several walks. Locals and visitors are welcome to stop by the Hawkwatch any time to observe, ask questions or join in. Would-be volunteers shouldnt be intimidated by the thought of having to tell the difference between a broad-winged and a redshouldered hawk right away. While Galvez and his moreseasoned watchers can certainly teach people how to do that, there will be other things for volunteers to do. For more information about helping with Hawkwatch, call Galvez at (305) 804-6003 or visit www.floridakeyshawk watch.wordpress.com.Hawkwatch creates citizen scientists By KAREN QUISTLAttitudes Contributor BIRDING AND WILDLIFE FESTIVAL Photo courtesy RAFAEL GALVEZ Florida Keys Hawkwatch volunteers scan the skies for birds of prey and other migratory birds during a previous Hawkwatch at Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon. For a short time each year, the Florida Keys are privy to spectacular natural phenomena that drive thousands of visitors to various points along this 120-mile chain of islands. Tourists of a different sort, these visitors stay only briefly, then make their way further south. Its the fall bird migration, with more than 20,000 raptors and songbirds headed our way day and night. Sept. 23 kicks off the 16th annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, which runs through Sept. 28. It offers more than 40 opportunities over the course of six days to turn our attention toward the Keys unique tropical habitat and witness the magnificence of migrating songbirds and raptors, as well as indigenous bird and wildlife species. Peregrine falcons, American kestrels and osprey are just a few among the winged migrating mix seeking to escape harsh climes and head south toward reliable food sources. Great white herons, snowy egrets, white ibis, magnificent frigate bird and double-crested cormorants are some of the oft-seen indigenous creatures, as are bottlenose dolphins, Key deer, the whitecrowned pigeon, the American alligator and loggerhead sea turtles. There are also the more elusive creatures like the Antillean nighthawk, gray kingbird, black-whiskered vireo, roseate spoonbill, endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit, American crocodile, spotted eagle rays, West Indian manatee and mangrove cuckoo. With an all-star lineup of more than a dozen wildlife and birding experts leading the walks, talks and workshops, the novice and knowledgeable alike will be able to celebrate this diversity of animals and abundance of untouched habitat during this festival. Presenters include Jeff Bouton, professional bird guide and writer; Andy Wraithmell, Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail information specialist and bird researcher; Elsa Alvear, chief of resource management for Biscayne National Park; Key Wests Mark Hedden, avid birder, guide and writer; Carlos Sanchez, bird guide; Angel and Mariel Abreu of Badbirdz Reloaded; David Simpson, a Florida birder and guide; and Rafael Galvez and the Florida Keys Hawkwatch team. Each brings his and her unique perspective and expertise to our lush diversity of wildlife habitat. The festivals panel of guides encourage you to join them in learning more or simply enjoy what may well be in your own backyard. While they may be experts, theyll assure you that you need not be. For a beginner, what a perfect place to start, where almost everything is served up on a plate, Wraithmell says. You can just walk out the door and grab a pair of binoculars. Everything is organized. All you just have to do is show up. Someone is going to guide you along and give you that experience. The festival literally covers a lot of ground, with events taking place from Key Largo to Key West and from the Everglades to Dry Tortugas national parks. With national wildlife refuges that protect habitat for more than 285 species of birds, the event promises to be an eco-haven of diversity and abundance. Long Key State Park [at mile marker 67], a thin strip of land between U.S. 1 and the Atlantic, has a remarkable array of habitats and birds, says David Simpson, a lifelong Florida resident with more than 25 years of birding experience as a guide, ranger and leader at festivals. Here you can walk the narrow sandy beach in search of shorebirds, stand atop a shaky wooden tower and survey the top of the mangrove forest, walk the nature trail with its mangrove swamps, tropical hammock and open barrens where swallows and hawks often pass low overhead, or even rent a canoe and explore the tidal creek and surrounding waters. Simpson will co-lead a trip with Carlos Sanchez along the Layton Trail and continuing to Long Key State Park from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Sept. 25 with a focus on the Flights of Migratory Songbirds. During the peak of their migration, hundreds of them many of them vireos warblers and thrushes can be heard and seen at first light, touching down to rest and refuel after their long flights over the Gulf and Florida Bay. Simpson also co-leads with Jeff Bouton, the festivals keynote speaker, a 7 to 10 a.m. Sept. 27 trip that meets at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center (mile marker 30.3) that focuses on shorebirds. Together they will guide participants on finding clusters of herons, gulls, terns and other waterbirds at Long Beach, Ohio Key and other locations. I try to do more than just show people the birds, but tell them a bit about the birds and the land and how it all fits together, Simpson says. Several trips are slotted throughout the week, offering outdoor enthusiasts opportunities to get a taste of the migration while highlighting the pine rocklands, palm and hardwood hammocks, beaches and tidal flats that they flock towards.Numerous events celebrate our avian friendsBy KAREN QUISTLAttitudes Contributor Great MigrationBIRDING AND WILDLIFE FESTIVALSee Festival, 5B Big Pine & Lower KeysISLAND ART FESTIVALSaturday, November 29, 2014 NEW TIMES: 8 am to 2 pmFREE ADMISSIONArts & Crafts Food & Beverages 31020 Overseas Hwy Big Pine Key MM31www.lowerkeyschamber.com Vendor Opportunities Available SAVE THE DATEPhoto by PAUL MARCELLINIChad Anderson leads a nature photography workshop during the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival.Photo by KEVAN SUNDERLANDThis is a peregrine falcon in flight. The Florida Keys Hawkwatch has counted record numbers of the raptor during previous migration seasons. Big Pine & Lower KeysISLAND ART FESTIVALSaturday, November 29, 2014 NEW TIMES: 8 am to 2 pmFREE ADMISSIONArts & Crafts Food & Beverages 31020 Overseas Hwy Big Pine Key MM31www.lowerkeyschamber.com Vendor Opportunities Available SAVE THE DATE Photo by PAUL MARCELLINI Chad Anderson leads a nature photography workshop during the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Among programsIf you simply want to learn more about birding and the wildlife diversity that surrounds us without needing to break out the binoculars, there is an array of evening presentations available throughout the week, as well as some smaller daytime workshops. Bouton combines a lifetime of experiences as a birder, field researcher, bird bander, blogger and representatives of one of the leading sport optics manufacturers to share tips and anecdotes to improve your knowledge of birds. How to Be a Better Birder will be a lighthearted and engaging presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 with beer, wine, soft drinks and hors doeuvres served at the Marathon Garden Club, mile marker 49.5 bayside. Rafael Galvez will offer a light presentation on Migratory Gems of the Florida Keys, followed by Carlos Sanchezs offering of Raptors: Adaptable and Diverse, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. Confessions of a Twitcher: The Dark Side of Birding! promises to bring some humor when Wraithmell reveals his innermost birding obsessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Crane Point Nature Center, mile marker 50. Hes a lifetime birder who works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission once maxed out his credit card to charter a helicopter to see a bird (a veery), and spent the night in a graveyard with a friend in order to see a bird (a hoopoe) in the morning. We were fast asleep and were rudely woken by the vicar who thought we were grave robbers, he says. When we told him we were there to see a hoopoe, he thought we were nuts and said hed pray for us. Key West bird guide, photographer and writer Mark Hedden continues to educate and entertain with Birds Dont Care What You Call Them: Notions of Identity in the Avian World, a fun discussion that may change your perception of familiar birds, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Crane Point. Names are only part of the story, Hedden says, and sometimes they can block us from gaining deeper understandings of the birds and what their lives are about. Elsa Alvear, chief of resource management of Biscayne National Park, follows with a presentation on Birds of Biscayne National Park. Alvear will tell us about her parks birds, and about programs such as her agencys first certificate-earning birding program, the Biscayne Birding Trail, which she initiated and is inspiring other national parks to follow suit. Biscayne has never really been on the birding map, she says of the 177,000-acre park just south of Miami that boasts the longest unbroken stretch of mangroves on the eastern shoreline. But theres such an abundance. Theyll go birding at Rock Point Jetty, not realizing that they are in a national park. Perhaps thats part of the point of these expert talks to give listeners a deeper awareness and connection to the natural world around them. Here in the Keys, thats nearly everywhere.Fair, hawkwatchThe Sept. 27 Wildlife Fair at Curry Hammock State Park, mile marker 56.5, offers free admission to the park all day. Sponsored by the Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks, the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. event features dozens of booths showcasing the spectacular Florida Keys environment and wildlife, live music by Florida folk singer Grant Livingston, hands-on activities that include beach hikes, self-guided kayak tours and a scavenger hunt, hot dogs and burgers, and an evening star program with Elizabeth Moore, NASA solar-system educator. The going to the festival are also welcome to join the Galvez-led Florida Keys Hawkwatch as it monitors the flights of raptors from a perch at Curry Hammock. The raptor migration monitoring project has documented more peregrine falcons during a single season than anywhere else on Earth. The Florida Keys is the best place in the world tosee this magnificent raptor, Wraithmell says. I have to pinch myself because I feel so lucky Ill be in the Keys when my favorite bird is migrating through. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfo Net.com Who camps out in a graveyard to see birds? From Festival, 4B 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.comSHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 9/19 WED. 9/24The Maze Runner (PG-13)1:35; 4:20; 7:00; 9:45 This Is Where I Leave You (R) 2:05; 4:35; 7:15; 9:50 A Walk Among the Tombstones (R) 1:55; 4:40; 7:20; 10:00 *Dolphin Tale 2 (PG) 1:25; 4:05; 6:50; 9:25 **Fri. and Sat. only Jeff BoutonJeff Bouton has penned many articles for WildBird, Birders World, Bird Watchers Digest and other magazines, plus sections for the ABA Bird Finding Guides to Alaska and Florida, and the book Good Birders Dont Wear White. He is a blogger, photographer, digiscoper, researcher, bird bander, professional bird guide and utilizes all these as Leica Sport Optics representative to the birding and nature markets. Bouton will present How to Be a Better Birder during a Sept. 26 reception at the Marathon Garden Club and will lead a shorebird field trip the next morning.Andy WraithmellAndy Wraithmell has been an avid birder since age 5 and enjoys all aspects of birding, but seabirds and shorebirds are his favorites. He has birded Europe, South Africa and the U.S. He has worked as a researcher and bird bander in his native England, and at the sea watch in Cape May. He works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Wraithmell will present Confessions of a Twitcher: The Dark Side of Birding! the evening of Sept. 25 at Crane Point.Elsa AlvearElsa Alvear is chief of resource management at Biscayne National Park, dealing with endangered species, coral reef and seagrass restoration, and far-reaching conservation issues. She initiated the agencys first certificate-earning birding program, the Biscayne Birding Trail. With her master thesis on roseate spoonbills and a contagious passion about all things avian, she aims for all birders to feel welcome in their national parks. Alvear will lead a field trip Sept. 26 in the Upper Keys and present Birds of Biscayne National Park the next night at Crane Point Nature Center in Marathon.Mark HeddenMark Hedden has lived in Key West for more than 20 years and is a writer, photographer and birding guide. He writes narrative nonfiction, primarily ornithologyoriented natural history, which most people refer to as stuff about birds. Hedden will present Birds Dont Care What You Call Them: Notions of Identity in the Avian World on Sept. 26 at Crane Point. Hes also leading a soldout Sept. 28 trip to the Dry Tortugas.Carlos SanchezCarlos Sanchez is a South Florida native with a long fascination for wildlife. He has dabbled in everything from bird art to taxonomy. His passion has interwoven with his interest in travel, having birded throughout southeastern U.S., Australia, Thailand, Brazil and Ecuador along with shorter jaunts to the Caribbean. He is a freelance guide in Florida with experience in South America. Sanchez will present Raptors: Adaptable and Diverse Sept. 24 in Key Largo and lead a Sept. 25 early-morning field trip.Angel, Mariel AbreuAngel and Mariel Abreu are known by many as the birding duo that always says Nature is Awesome. They are naturalists and birding guides that contribute to the Florida birding community through their work with radar ornithology, posting on badbirdz2.wordpress.com. Having joined the Nikon Birding ProStaff team in 2013, they hope to spread the word that birding is awesome. The Abreus will present Radar Birding 101 Sept. 26 in Marathon.David SimpsonDavid Simpson is a lifelong Florida resident with more than 25 years of birding experience as a guide, ranger and leader at many festivals. He holds many ABA records, including Florida Big Year, and 10 Big Day monthly records. He loves to share his passion about all aspects of Florida wildlife, with extensive knowledge of native plants, snakes, frogs and many other critters. Simpson will lead walks and participate in workshops and discussions.Chad AndersonFlorida Keys National Key Deer Refuge biologist Chad Anderson is a seventh-generation Floridian. After years of kayaking and hiking, he decided to start bringing a camera along on his adventures. A passion grew instantly. Anderson is the administrator and founder of Florida Conservation Photographers, a nonprofit group dedicated to highlighting conservation issues, supporting science and raising funds for worthy projects. Anderson is teaching a photography workshop Sept. 25 on Big Pine Key.Janice DuquesnelJanice Duquesnel moved to the Florida Keys 27 years ago and for the past 18 has worked as a biologist for the Florida Park Service. She works in the 10 state parks in the Keys, focusing primarily on the state parks from Windley Key south. Duquesnels responsibilities are varied but consist of protecting the biological and cultural resources in boththe upland and submerged resources of the parks. Shes leading a shorebird survey Sept. 24 at Bahia Honda State Park.Joy TatgenhorstJoy Tatgenhorst has been an environmental educator for 30 years with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, giving interactive programs on the coral reef to children of all ages. She has a bachelors degree in biology and environmental studies. In years past, she was a partner in a kayak tour business in Marathon. Shes also a founding member of the festival committee. Tatgenhorst is leading kayak trips around Curry Hammock State Park.Florida Keys HawkwatchThe Florida Keys Hawkwatch Team will provide walks to experience the morning flights of migratory birds, workshops and presentations. Join last years keynote speaker, Rafael Galvez, and the hawkwatchers daily to witness the flights of raptors from Curry Hammock State Park. This is the southernmost migration count in the continental United States with more than 15 years of research, educational programs and citizen science opportunities for all ages. Galvez will also present Migratory Gems of the Keys Sept. 24 in KeyLargo.The presenters MM 82 305-664-4335 48 PM HAPPY HOUR 1/2 PRICE APPETIZERSCouples Welcome Private Table Dances Full Liquor & Menu till 4 AMTotal Nudity, Distinctive and Tasteful
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, September 20, 2014 Because of participation limits, registration is necessary for all activities except the evening talks and the free Wildlife Fair. (RSVPs for the talks are appreciated.) You can download the registration form from the festival website, www.keysbirding fest.org, or call Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625. Festival registration is $10. Many field trips have other costs; see the individual events for details. Need to know more? You can download an in-depth festival program from the festival website. Activities already filled to capacity at deadline, including Sundays birding trip to Dry Tortugas National Park, werent included in this list.EVENTS CALENDAR Longtime festival partner Florida Keys Hawkwatch runs daily from through midNovember at Curry Hammock State Park, 56200 Overseas Hwy. Visitors are welcome. TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 Everglades National Park Birding Field Trip Trip leader: Christi Carmichael, interpretive ranger Where: Everglades National Park, Ernest Coe Visitor Center, Florida City When: 8 to 11 a.m. Cost: $10 per vehicle; free with federal lands pass Limit: 20 people Meet at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center parking lot near the main entrance to the park. We'll travel to several birding habitats within the area. Tour of the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary Trip Leader: Ian Martin Where: Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, mile marker 93.6 bayside When: 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Limit: 20 people The sanctuary is part of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. This natural bayfront setting is home to many species of non-releasable resident birds and also visiting native and migratory wild birds. Ethnobotanical Tours of Tropical Plant Species, Kona Kai Trip Leader: Kona Kai botanist Where: The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort, (mm 97.8, bayside) When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25 Limit: 8 people per sessionWEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 Rock Harbor Mangrove Estuary Birding and Aquatic Kayak/Paddleboard TripTrip Leader: Scott Baste Where: Island Grille at Mandalay, mile marker 97.6 When: 9:30 a.m. to noon Cost: $25 Limit: 12 people Explore this historic area of Key Largo that features a dredged canal system and shallow estuary populated by native and migratory birds and sea life. Shorebird Survey at Bahia Honda State Park Trip Leader: Janice Duquesnel, Florida State Park biologist Where: Bahia Honda State Park, mile marker 36.8 When: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Cost: Free with registration Limit: 14 people Join Duquesnel to observe and learn about the shorebird species that utilize the park, and to assist as citizen scientists as she conducts a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Non-breeding shorebird survey. Meet at the ranger station. Ethnobotanical Tour of Tropical Plant Species, Kona Kai Trip Leader: Kona Kai botanist Where: The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort, (mm 97.8, bayside) When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 Limit: 8 people Dove Creek and Dove Sound Aquatic and Birding Kayak/Paddle Board Trip Trip Leader: Scott Baste Where: Snappers Restaurant, mile marker 94 oceanside When: 1:30 to 5 p.m. Cost: $25 Limit: 12 people Tour of the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary Trip Leader: Ian Martin Where: The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center (mm 93.6 bayside) When: 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: Free; donations welcome Limit: 20 peopleEVENING PRESENTATION: Raptors: Adaptable and Diverse Presenters: Carlos Sanchez and Rafael Galvez Where: Murray Nelson Government Center, mile marker 102 bayside When: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $10 For the modern birder, few sights are more exhilarating than a concentration of migrating raptors, watching a falcon stoop for its prey, or the majesty of a soaring condor or large eagle. Raptors, the hawks, eagles and falcons, are a cosmopolitan assemblage of diurnal birds of prey that have managed to radiate across six of the world's continents. How have raptors adapted to the conditions of each continent? In this presentation, we will look at details of their biogeography and compare patterns of diversity on a continent-by-continent basis. Galvez will open with a light presentation of Migratory Gems of the Florida Keys. Snacks and drinks will be available at minimal cost to benefit the Friends of Murray Nelson Government Center.THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 Layton Trail: Flights of Migratory Songbirds Leaders: David Simpson and Carlos Sanchez Where: Meet at Layton Trail, Long Key, mile marker 67 bayside When: 6:30 to 8 a.m. Cost: $15 Limit: 18 people The trip will start at the Layton Trail and continue to Long Key State Park. Most migratory songbirds, including warblers, vireos and thrushes migrate at night, guided by the stars, landmarks and the earths magnetic fields. During the peak of migration, hundreds of songbirds can be heard and seen at first light, arriving from their flights over the Gulf and Florida Bay waters to make landfall in the Florida Keys. Wildlife & Nature Photography Class Trip Leader: Chad Anderson, Key Deer Refuge biologist When: 6:30 to 10 a.m. Cost: Free with $10 festival registration Limit: 15 people Join Chad Anderson for a three-hour nature photography workshop in the field at the National Key Deer Refuge. Chad will offer tips for enhancing skills in photographing nature scenes, wildlife and plants. Kayak Curry Hammock Expedition Trip Leader: Joy Tatgenhorst, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Where: Curry Hammock State Park, MM 56.2. Stop at the ranger station. When: 10 a.m. to noon Cost: $10; kayak rental (if needed): $25 Limit: 8 people This is a guided interpretive excursion around the mangroves and shallow water habitats of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Look for birds and sea creatures as you paddle approximately 4 miles while circumnavigating Curry Hammock State Park. Youll also help clean up any trash that might entangle or be digested by our marine life.EVENING PRESENTATION: Confessions of a Twitcher: the Dark Side of Birding! Presenter: Andy Wraithmell Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Crane Point Nature Center, mile marker 50 bayside Cost: SOLD OUT Limit: 22 peopleFRIDAY, SEPT. 26 Layton Trail: Flights of Migratory Songbirds Trip Leaders: Rafael Galvez and Jeff Bouton Where: Meet at Layton Trail When: 6:30 to 8 a.m. Cost: $15 Limit: 18 people Upper Keys Birding Specialties and Hotspots Trip Leaders: Carlos Sanchez and Elsa Alvear Where: Dagny Johnson State Park When: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Cost: $20 Limit: 18 peopleExtensive hardwood hammocks still remain in the Upper Keys, and they attract migratory species and host regional specialties. This trip will cover areas from the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge through Dagny Johnson and possibly down to Islamorada. Birds in the Forest: Tour of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Where: Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5201 College Rd., Stock Island When: 10 a.m. to noon Cost: $10 Limit: 15 people This is a docent tour and bird-watching opportunity at the 15-acre facility, which is visited by 164 species of birds and 52 species of butterflies throughout the year. The walk features hardwood hammocks, freshwater wetlands, butterfly gardens and unique natural settings.Key West Wildlife Center: Behind the Scenes Tour of Clinics and AviariesTrip Leaders: Thomas Sweets and Peggy Coontz Where: 1801 White St., Key West When: 11 am to noon Cost: Free; donations appreciatedRadar Birding 101 workshopPresenters: Angel and Mariel Abreu Where: Crane Point Nature Center, mile marker 50 When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $5 Have you ever wondered how many birds fly over Florida under the cover of night during migration? Thanks to advances in Doppler weather radar, we are now able to investigate and answer this question. You will learn how to use radar to analyze bird migration, how to interpret radar images, and how to put this technology to use when choosing where to bird. We will also cover how weather plays a crucial role as to when and where birds will migrate. Keynote presentation and festival reception:How to Be a Better Birder, by Jeff Bouton Where: Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM 49.5 When: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $15 per personCombining a lifetime of experiences as a birder, field researcher, bird bander, blogger and representative of one of the leading sport optics manufacturers, Jeff will share tips and anecdotes to improve your knowledge of birds. Join us for a light-hearted and engaging presentation by one of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Beer, wine, soft drinks and hors doeuvres will be served at no additional cost.SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 Shorebirds and other waterbirds along the KeysTrip Leaders: Jeff Bouton and David Simpson Where: Meet at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center, mile marker 30.3 When: 7 to 10 a.m. Cost: $20 Limit: 15 peopleKey West Wildlife Center: Behind the Scenes Tour of Clinics and AviariesTrip Leaders: Thomas Sweets and Peggy Coontz Where: 1801 White St., Key West When: 11 am to noon Cost: Free; donations appreciatedWILDLIFE FAIR at Curry Hammock State Park10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, fun-filled and family-friendly day of activities at Curry Hammock State Park, mile marker 56.2. The fair is held next to the beach; bring your lawn chair and towels and spend the day. Free admission to the park all day. Sponsored by the Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks. Dozens of booths showcase the spectacular Florida Keys environment and wildlife Hands-on activities Beach hikes Self-guided kayak tours Participate in our scavenger hunt and win a free Birding Fest T-shirt (while supplies last) Live music by Grant Livingston, Florida folk singer Free evening star program with Elizabeth MooreButterflies in the ForestWhere: Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden When: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $10 per person Limit: 15 peopleBirds in the ForestWhere: Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost: $10 per person Limit: 15 peopleEVENING PRESENTATIONS: Birds Dont Care What You Call Them, by Mark Hedden, and Birds of Biscayne National Park, by Elsa AlvearWhere: Crane Point Nature Center When: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $10Hedden will present Birds Dont Care What You Call Them-Notions of Identity in the Avian World, a fun discussion that may change your perception of familiar birds. Alvear will follow with Birds of Biscayne National Park. The chief of resource management for Biscayne National Park will talk about her parks birds, and about programs such as her agencys first certificate-earning birding program, the Biscayne Birding Trail.Key West Botanical Garden Evening Extravaganza Where: Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5201 College Rd., Stock Island When: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $10 Limit: 40 people A joint presentation from folks associated with the Key West Wildlife Center, the Florida Keys Audubon Society and the Botanical Garden talking about birds, bird rehabilitation and birding as a hobby. There will be a wine and cheese social.16th Annual Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife FestivalTuesday, September 23 through Sunday, 28, 2014 1National Key Deer Refuge/FAVOR 2Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 3Out There Kayak Expeditions 4UF/Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service 5Long Key State Park 6The Turtle Hospital 7John Pennekamp & Dagny Johnson State Park 8Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary/NOAA 9Sanctuary Friends 10Overseas Heritage Trail 11Save a Turtle 12The Nature Conservancy 13Lower Keys League of Women Voters 14Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Pavillion 1Florida Keys Astronomy Club Pavillion 2Home Depot Pavillion 3Bahia Honda State Park Pavillion 4Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 13-2See website for full details www.keysbirdingfest.orgBooth Organization Booth Organization
Saturday, September 20, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 1268973 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION /BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014547 GERALD ADAMS SCHOOL SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS BID OPENING -October 14, 2014 10:00 AM, MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.co m or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published September 13, 17, 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1271096 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a 18 foot Saturn inflatable vessel with a 25 horsepower TOHATSU outboard engine. The vessel is not displaying a vessel registration number but does display the HIN number of VEJ02510J314. Along with the vessel there was also a satellite phone marked with the number: 870776307865. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 7/5/14, bayside, near the Marathon Coast Guard Station on state waters in Monroe County. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by October 3, 2014. Send claims in writing to:FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer Andy Cox, FWC-14-OFF-5947. Published September 13, 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1271134 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a 12 foot, 2 person, sit-on-top kayak with paddle. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 8/10/14, near Chanel 5 bridge on state waters in Monroe County. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by November 8, 2014. Send claims in writing to:FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer Doug Krieger, FWC-14-OFF-7327. Published September 13, 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1275474 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/01/2014 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 #107 Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. A lexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are as-is and final VG54UYA03XA107230 1999 YAMA CW50L KM4CA104X71600531 2007 HYOS SD50 L37LMGFV8BZ110006 2011 DAIX 1G1ND52T7WY141200 1998 CHEV MALIBU 1HGCD7133VA023794 1997 HOND ACCORD LX KMYSH1009K6000937 2006 DAEM WDBLK65G2XT008379 1999 MERZ CLK320 3VWSE69M85M055039 2005 VOLK JETTA GLI KM4CA104191601604 2009 HYOS SD50 Published September 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1275712 IN THE SIXTEENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-154 M UCN: 442011CA000154XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JORGE L. NARANJO; ET AL. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 08/12/2013 and an Order Resetting Sale dated August 25, 2014 and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-154 M UCN: 442011CA000154XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and JORGE L. NARANJO; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040., at 11:00 or 11:15 a.m. on October 6, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 10, BLOCK 3, GULFSTREAM VILLAGE PLAT NO 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 141, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Monroe County Courthouse. Telephone 305-294-4641 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Marathon, Florida, on August 29th, 2014 AMY HEAVILIN As Clerk, Circuit Court By: Tammy L. Marciel As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339 1438 Telephone: (954) 564 0071 Service Email: email@example.com Published September 20, 27, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1282269 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold its Organizational Meeting on Monday, September 22nd, at 10:00 a.m., at the Monroe County Government Center located at 2798 Overseas Highway, BOCC Meeting Room, Marathon, Florida. This meeting is for the purpose of selecting Special Magistrate positions pursuant to the provisions of F.S. 194.035, and any other matters that may properly come before the Board. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board Published September 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1282617 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/03/2014, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1MELM6247RH670436 1994 MERCURY 3B7HC12Y2WG165359 1998 DODGE Published September 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1285335 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-000182-K Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA F. GRAHAM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Barbara F. Graham, deceased, File Number 14-CP000182-K, by the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040; that the decedents date of death was January 2, 2014; that the total value of the estate is $10,100.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name BARBARA F. GRAHAM LIVING TRUST, dated August 25, 2010 Address c/o Kimberlee J. Kitson, Trustee 56-103 205 Street Oakland Gardens, NY 11364 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS A RE NOTIFIED THAT: A ll creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER A PPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, A NY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 20, 2014. A ttorney for Person Giving Notice s/ James W. Collins James W. Collins A ttorney Florida Bar Number: 0173444 THE ANDERSEN FIRM, P.C. 7273 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34241 Telephone: (866) 230-2206 Fax: (877) 773-1433 E-Mail: JCollins @ theandersenfirm. @ com Secondary E-Mail: TSorah@theandersenfirm.com Person Giving Notice: Kimberlee J. Kitson 56-13 205 Street Oakland Gardens, NY 11364 Published September 20, 27, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1285634 CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will present the following proposed ordinance for First Reading at the Regular City Commission Meeting to be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., Marble Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER FOURTEEN OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, ENTITLED SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL ADDING SECTION14-50 (J) ADDING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO THE UTILITY BOARD; REPEALING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILTY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available at Key Colony Beach City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Cathy Henninger, City Clerk Published September 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1285715 REVISED NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on October 17, 2014 at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AMENDING SECTION 25-2 OF THE MONROE COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING FOR 45 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON CR905 FROM C905A TO 1.4 MILES NORTH OF C 905A AND CORRECTING SPEED ZONES TO CORRECTLY REFLECT POSTED SPEED LIMITS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE MONROE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Dated at Key West, Florida, this 17h day of September, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Published September 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1285778 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Key Z Gems located at 101000 Overseas Hwy, in the County of Monroe in the city of Key Largo, Florida 33037 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Key Largo, Florida, this 16th day of September, 2014. Max Gasaway, Owner Published September 20, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter SAILFORHALFPRICE!!! Septemberislocalsmonth. CallingallMonroeCounty people.DangerChartersin KeyWestisoffering50%offall trips.Wehavesnorkeling, kayakingandsailingtripsand ourwonderfulnightlywine tastingsunsetsail.Comeand relaxonthewaterwithus.You deserveit.MusthavelocalID andcalldirecttomakea reservation.305-304-7999 www.dangercharters.comGoldendoodle Miniature pups, health cert., 1st shots, CKC registered. $2200. 239-560-6525 LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 305-743-5551778BostwickDrFriday, Saturday,Sunday8am-3pm MM103Bayside. Movingsale everythingmustgo.Marine equipment,housewares, furniture,manytools.19th, 20th,and21st.PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. UniqueCountryHome Peaceful,private5acremini ranchnearLiveOak,Fl. Comfortablewoodframe home.2BR,11/2Bath,with newappliances.Workshop, screenroom,barnandmuch more.Fencedandxfenced. 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Vacationrental,weeklyor monthly.Additionalinfoat www.vrbo.com/600297.615812-0640, firstname.lastname@example.orgRV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. 305-743-6519 A Move in Now, Marathon From $325, weekly rentals, studio, fully furnished. All util incl. 2 person units. Avl thru 12/15. Lvs msg. 786-300-1170 MARATHON Small efficiency for 1 person. $790/month. Includes all utilities. Available now. 305-481-4301Wanttorentlongterm Iama retiredlady,photoanddesign, lookingforaffordableaptor maidsquarterorguesttype homeforrent,abottom apartmentunderavacation home.Willworkforreduced rent.Ihavefurnituresoitdoes notneedtobefurnished.Ilove tofishsoneartowaterwould beideal.Ihave2verysmall wellbehaved,traineddogs, yorkies.(eventhoughyorkies donotconsiderthemselves dogs)Icanalsodochoresfor reducedrent.Ilovechildren, pets,golf,swimmingandama mastergardener.Ican supervisecontractorsifneed be.Icankeepaplacelooking likeitbelongsinsouthern living.Iamquietandkeepto myselfmostofthetimesoI wouldnotbeaburden.Letme knowifyouhaveaspacethat youwouldliketomakesome moneyon.Ipromiseyouwould getaveryreliabletenantand watchfuleyeonthe surroundings.$0361-8166100 email@example.comFOR LEASE: Marathon Freestanding Restaurant 2,000 SF on 1/2 Acre Lot IMA/Andrew: 305.661.0110 firstname.lastname@example.org CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 Full Charge Bookkeeper Summerland Key: for CPA firm clients. Must know write-ups, bank recs & year-end adjustments/journal entries, AP/AR, payroll, record-keeping, balance sheet, monthly, quarterly & annual tax reporting. Min. 8 years exp, must have more accting software proficiency than just QuickBooks & must be able to maintain complete confidentiality. Exp. w/Thompson CS software preferred. E-mail resume to email@example.com. Bishop, Rosasco & Co. CPAs. EOE. SECRETARY The Monroe County Sheriffs Office has an opening for secretary at the Marathon Substation. Applicant must have strong communication skills, proficient computer knowledge and the ability to work independently. This position involves making appointments and receptionist duties. Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent, secretarial work experience and type 50 wpm. Starting salary is $30,435.00. Applicants must fill out the online preliminary application at www.keysso.net and send resume to cslebodnick@keyss o.net or fax to (305) 292-7159. Charles Slebodnick may be contacted at (305) 292-7044. EEO/AAPCARPENTER & PAINTERS w/tools & vehicle. Marathon & Lower Keys 731-8872 ELECTRICAL HELPER wanted. Experience preferred, drivers license required. Call (305) 664-4354 Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. NEED RELIABLE appliance delivery & installation / service tech. trainee. Clean driving record a must! Call (305) 664-3662. Quality Tile & Stone Setter Drivers license a must. Must speak English. Marathon. 305-289-8331TECHNICIAN-PARTTIME TECHNICIAN-PARTTIME16 -24hoursperweek,private mosquitomistingcompany. Gooddrivingrecordamust. Apply87899Overseas Highway(CoralMedical)or emailresumeto firstname.lastname@example.org orfaxto8522284305-8537118 email@example.comCONCIERGE/MARKETING Person Needed Immediately! Please apply @ Hammocks, MM48 in Marathon. Hourly + Com $. Drug Test required. Apply at desk. Attn: Mike KellyFront Desk Reservations Associate F/P with management potential for Key Largo Dive Resort, clean cut, non smoker, some nights and weekends send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! PROPERTYFORSALERoseDell&AssociatesRealEstate 305-304-6045 Canalfront,15,000sq.fencedproperty. $390K. 2bd/1bth1400sq..home.NoName Key.Screenporch,triplepocketslidingdoors. Notnegotiable.Keepsolar/hookuptoelect. approx.($35K) Canalfront75Seawallw/stepdowndock. $430K. 1800sq.home.3bd/2bhfront/back screenporchSunroom,laundryroom.Needs upgrades.Niceareaappraised$500Kby2 appraisers.BigPineKey WeeklyRentalsAllowed!Private,Fenced almostacre.$435K. 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FloridaLicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.C l ientAd vo cateKeyWest # 7 4 6 & # 7 9 2 Assistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.FrontOfficeHSDiploma/GED Required.Bilingual,SpanishSpeakingPreferred.CaseM anag e r KeyWest # 7 1 1 & KeyLar go #767 Coordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultclients inKeyWest.BachelorsdegreeinaHumanService Fieldand1yearexperienceworkingwithpopulation required.Bilingualpreferred.Fulltime.Sp e c i a l izedCareC o o r d i n a t o r 1in KeyWes t & 1 inKeyLar g o #7 42 Coordinatesallservicesforclientsinprogramincludingreferral,linkageandcasemanagement.Flexibility andowntransportationamust.Bachelorsdegreeina HumanServiceFieldand1yearexperienceworking withaddictionand/orchildwelfarerequired.Fulltime.F a m i l y S u p p o r t P e e r M e n t o r 1 inKeyWes tand1 inKeyLar g o # 7 4 5 Assistsindividualswithsubstanceabuseand/ormentalhealthproblemsindevelopingtheskillsandcompetenciesneededtosuccessfullybuildapersonalsupportnetwork.Providerecovery,clienteducationclient interventionandclientadvocacy.HSDiploma/GED required.Atleast1yearofsustainedrecoveryfrom addictionandhavehadpriorinvolvementwithchild welfare.FloridaCPRSpreferred.Fulltime.Subs tanceAbus e C o unselorKeyWest # 7 95 ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCounty DetentionCenterinKeyWest.Bachelorsdegreein HumanServicesFieldrequired.CAPandBilingual Preferred.FulltimeD r i v e r # 7 5 5 Driveandmaintainvanfortransportationofclients. 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Saturday, September 20, 2014 9B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551Cabana Breezes in KCB hiring all positions! Join our team and enjoy competitive pay, benefits, and a great ocean view every day! Line cooks, saute cooks, pizza cooks, servers, and bartenders. Apply in person. from 11 am 2pm daily. EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. Servers with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. Ocean Reef Club Located in Key Largo on N. County Rd 905 is currently interviewing candidates for the following position: Food & Beverage Server General duties/ requirements: Must have 12 months previous experience; Service of food and/or beverage, order taking and delivery of items. 35 hours per week, 5:30am-12:30pm; 10:30am-5:30pm; 3:30pm-10:30pm. $10.44 per hour; 7 hours per day, 5 days per week. Temporary fulltime employment: 11/15/2014-6/1/2015, 5 openings. Send resume to: Employment@ oceanreef.com Include Job#9937961 E.O.E./D.F.W.P. SERVERS, DISHWASHER & COOK NEEDED Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon Experienced HVACR Tech F/T. Pay according to experience, benefits. Call Artic-Temp, Marathon, 305-743-5288P/T Maintenance Person, EXPERIENCED, for condos in Key Colony Beach. Please apply to 1121 W. 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