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Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 77 25 CENTS Out of seasonFishermen caught making himself an illegal stone crab lunch. Story, 4A Swim to the lightMore than 300 swimmers raced to Alligator Reef last weekend. Story, 1B AT ALL THREE KEYS LOCATIONS www.KeysFurniture.comSAVESHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTIONOne-of-a-kinds discontinued items scratch-n-dents UP TO RETAIL!60% OFF s s s s s s GOING ON NOW! CLEA R ANCE CLEARANCE WE RE OVERSTOCKED!! WE RE OVERSTOCKED!!KEY LARGOMARATHONKEY WEST305-451-5700 MM 99 in the Median 305-295-6400By Publix, Searstown 305-743-4397 MM 47.5 Ocean MISSING DIVERPhoto by Joe CitelliA diver looks over a sailboat belonging to missing diver Noah Cullen. Human remains, believed to be Cullens, were found on the vessel.Remains found in sunken vessel Several miles off the coast of Key Largo, in dark and cold water more than 300 feet below the surface, two volunteer technical divers made the dangerous descent to a sunken sailboat in search of its missing captain, 24-year-old Noah Cullen. The divers, Joe Citelli and Steve Muslin, found what is believed to be human remains inside the cabin and retrieved a small sample to be analyzed. While positive identification through DNA could take months, Monroe County Sheriffs Office investigator Vince Weiner said, There is no indication it is anybody but him. Cullens mother, Tanya Cleary, said Monday she believes it is the remains of her son. He has been missing since Aug. 4, when a boater spotted his 28-foot sailboat sinking after a storm, and Cleary said she is beginning the grieving process. We wanted closure, but this is also extremely painful, Cleary said. Weve had such a strange seven weeks going through this. We even had a person come to us saying Noah was in the witness protection program, which is crazy. The last tweet posted on Cullens Twitter account @bathyphile came on the morning of his disappearance. It said: Noah Cullen is dropping out for a bit #sailing #bathyphile #offshore. There also were tips that Cullen, a 2008 graduate of Coral Shores High School, may be in the Bahamas. We had a lot of reasons to hope, only to be let down, Cleary said. So its bittersweet to find his body in the boat, although we probably always have known he was in there. The tragedy began on a nice Monday morning, when Cullen decided to take his sailboat to the reef to go free diving. He had tried to get friends to go with him but ended up going by himself. He set sail from his mothers house, near mile marker 100 of the Overseas Highway, and a few hours later was spotted at noon at French Reef by a boat captain with Quiesence Dive Center. Cullen had just finished free diving and began sailing toward shore. The captain watching him was impressed with his [sailing] abilities, Rob Bleser, captain of the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Depart ments Water Emergency Team, said at the time. That would be the last time Cullen was seen alive. About an hour after he was seen leaving French Reef, a storm rolled in with lightning, heavy rains and winds of up to 25 knots. After the storm passed, at about 2:30 p.m., the boater spotted the sinking sailboat near Dixie Shoal, about seven nautical miles northwest of Molasses Reef. No signs of life on board were evident. The boater took a photograph, alerted authorities and left the area. A massive air and sea search was launched. The U.S. Coast Guard and local and state agencies, as well as a small army of volunteers, covered about 5,000 nautical square miles over several days. While the official search was called off, the Upper Keys dive community did not give up. Noah was a member of the dive community, his stepfather co-owns one of the local dive shops and we take care of our own, Bleser said. The first step was finding the sailboat. A sonar scan conducted near the last known sighting of Cullens boat showed what appeared to be a boat just 80 yards away, but this proved not to be the case. Bleser thought that the boat likely sank before the Coast Guard began its aerial search. Starting with the last known point, he calculated a model based on the direction, flow and speed of the current. I figured the maximum distance it could have traveled was 9,500 feet, he said. On the third attempt using this model, sonar from a private boat detected what appeared to be a sailboat about 5,800 feet from the last sighting of the sailboat, Bleser said. Next came positively identifying the boat as the Jubilee. For this mission, a remotely operated underwater vehicle was borrowed from Lad Akins, head of the Key Largo-based Reef Environmental Education Foundation. At the end of August, Bleser and his stepson sent the ROV down to the wreck and made the confirmation. The final step was getting tech divers who were willing to make the risky dive. That led to Citelli and Muslin, who have about 50 years of combined experience. Said Citelli: When I heard the kids age, I said to myself, This could be my son or my grandson. I know how I would feel in the position of those parents. Steve and I thought it was important to get it done. Citelli, whose impressive diving rsum includes a 430-foot dive 140 miles offshore to identify the shipwreck Joseph M. Cudahy, said he also didnt want to have less-experienced tech divers push their limits and have it turn into a double disaster. Citelli and Muslin both used rebreathers, a closed circuit system in which exhaled gases are scrubbed of carbon dioxide and replenished with fresh oxygen so the mixture can be breathed again. Mixed gases are used because air becomes toxic below 218 feet, Citelli said.Authorities say they likely belong to Noah CullenBy CAMMY CLARKcclark@miamiherald.com Cay Clubs execs face new federal countsTwo former Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas executives were hit this week with five new criminal counts directly related to the $300 million failure of that notorious Florida Keys firm. Fred Dave Clark, 56, and wife Cristal Coleman Clark, 41, will be in Key West federal court Monday for arraignment on new charges of bank fraud and conspiracy. The defendants are alleged to have defrauded numerous persons in the Florida Keys and may have operated one of the largest fraud schemes in the history of Monroe County, says a motion filed Sept. 17 by the office of South Florida U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer. The Clarks have been held in Monroe County jail since June, after both were arrested in the Caribbean on federal mail-fraud counts charging that they used a Keys bank account to illegally skim money from a Cayman Islands firm. Last week, U.S. attorneys filed new bank-fraud counts linked to Cay Clubs, accusing the Clarks of acting to unlawfully enrich themselves by misleading and defrauding investors and lending institutions...for themselves and third parties and for their personal use and benefit. The new 25-page indictment says the Clarks were active in issuing false promises on property-value appreciation and expected income from Cay Clubs vacation-rental units purchased by investors. The firm reportedly sold units at unrealistic high prices to insiders so they could obtain higher bank loans when the units were resold to investors. Promised improvements to aging resorts never took place. Cay Clubs came to oper-Cristal Coleman can no longer afford attorneyIN THE COURTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgOverseas case goes federalThe lawsuit filed against two Marathon elected officials and business owners accused by a competitors estate of trying to lower the value of the estates business with a liquor license ordinance is heading to federal court. The complaint filed by Marathon attorney Richard Warner, a representative of the Joseph Ardolino II estate, alleges former Marathon mayor Mike Cinque trespassed onto Ardolinos Overseas Liquor and Lounge property in December 2005 when Cinque installed sewer pipelines for his restaurant, the Stuffed Pig. The lawsuit also alleges Ralph Lucignano, owner of Marathon Liquor and Deli, played a part in preventing the Overseas from selling booze by helping craft a city ordinance that prevents liquor stores from operating within 1,500 feet of each other or a school. The Overseas, located near mile marker 50, is less than 1,500 feet away from Stanley Switlik Elementary School. The ordinance was written in 2006. Mayor Dick Ramsay said the lawsuit has moved to a higher court since the lawsuit alleges Cinque and Lucignano abused their positions of power while serving on the city planning commission. When you have allegations that elected officials interfered while they were in office, that starts to get into some very heavy legal matters, Ramsay said. Cinque, who is running for city council, said the lawsuit is a political attack on his campaign. The lawsuit is completely without merit, Cinque said. Im confident its going to be dismissed. In an August article, Cinque told the Keynoter that the property where he installed his sewer lines was owned by the city in 2005. Cinque was issued permits by the city to install the sewer lines. Warner did not return calls before press time. Lucignano declined to comment on the case moving up to federal courts. In the same August article, Lucignano told the Keynoter the lawsuit is a complete fabrication and slanderous and that Warner is accusing him of cornering the liquor market on theEstate says ordinance was meant to harmBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON See Cay Clubs, 2ASee Overseas, 2ASee Cullen, 2A
Heavy rains and tides perfect forIncreased rain and low tides have kept the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District busier this summer and September than last year. Tuesdays two to three inches of rain throughout the Keys ensures mosquito control will increase aerial larvaciding in the coming days. I would anticipate having multiple helicopters out throughout the Keys in the next couple of days, said Andrea Leal, director of operations for the district. Comparing this August to last year, weve had more rainfall and more tidal events this year. Sean Daida, a senior forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Key West, said the combination of a cold front coming across the mainland combined with deep tropical moisture from the south is responsible for the Keys weather this week. Marathon has received about 24 inches of rain so far for September. Daida said the Middle Keys could accumulate more inches of rain. However, recent storms have continued to move past the islands rather than linger overhead. Projecting further out, Daida said the Keys are in the midst of a wet season, but the raining may break by the weekend. We will see rain taper off. But because of moisture in the Caribbean, itll keep things wetter than normal, Daida said. Its hit or miss with drying features, but eventually it seems like around the weeks end, theres going to be some higher air pressure, which is a sign of good weather. For mosquito control, the cleared up weather may lead to more mosquito hatching. Leal said 11,971 acres of the Keys were treated for mosquitoes last month, compared to 4,600 acres in August 2013. She said tidal shifts in this summer also played a role in increased mosquitoes this season. Three perigee moons a time when the moon is closest to the earth occurred this summer, lowering tides and giving mosquitoes more light to operate at night. The combination of rain and moon activity has increased Asian tiger and salt marsh mosquitoes populations in the Keys. An aerial larviciding by helicopter is scheduled for Key Largo from11 a.m. to noon and Key West from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. this Thursday. Spraying in the middle Keys is expected sometime shortly after Thursday. Were still surveying (Tuesday), so were still looking to see where the mosquitoes are, Leal said. Were looking for aedes aegypti too, because they can cause diseases. They are two major focuses simply because of their sheer numbers.Keys are in the midst of a rainy seasonBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.com KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, September 24, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8779 THURS.8880 FRI.8981 SAT.8981 Forecast: Expect cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. 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Tickets for all performances are $30 and can be purchased at www .ginsbergproductions.com or by calling toll-free (866) 5357994.Students offered backstage lookGinsberg Productions, the company putting on Little Shop of Horrors in November, is taking 900 school-aged children on a backstage tour, which includes the 600-pound Audrey, the carnivorous plant at the center of the classic musical.The Oct. 27, 28 and 29 tours also include a look at the green room, the prop station, the stage managers station, theater makeup station, the orchestra area, lighting facilities, sound board and set design building.The tour and show is at the Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102 in Key Largo. Tour times are 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information and for schools in need of transportation assistance, contact Debra Ginsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each diver also had two bailout bottles with different mixes for different depths. The cardinal rule is always to have an alternate source, Cittelli said. The deeper you go, the greater the risk. Once you get to the 300-foot range, there is very little margin for error. There were safety divers on the boat, as well as a hyperbaric physician. The two men made the descent and spent 18 minutes on the bottom. They were expecting water temperatures in the 80s, but they encountered 64 degrees. They surveyed the boat, taking video and collecting the tissue sample before making the ascent, which included about an hour of decompression stops along the way for total dive times of just over 80 minutes. It was a very dangerous operation for them and were just extremely grateful, Cleary said. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will use the video to help in its investigation of the boat fatality, and the Monroe County Sheriffs Office will use it for its missing persons case. The tissue sample was brought to the medical examiners office in Monroe County to ensure it was human remains before it will be transported to another agency for DNA testing. But the medical examiner will not be able to determine cause of death. And I doubt well ever know the true reason why the boat sank, said Bobby Dube, spokesman for FWC. It probably was from the storm. There are many theories. Some think it was probably struck by lightning. That theory could also mean that Cullen was either killed instantly or rendered unconscious and not able to escape from the boat before it sank. Due to the dangerous depth, there are no plans to return to the boat. His family is at peace knowing Cullens final resting spot is in a place he loved. Id just like Noah to be remembered as someone who loved the water and was a passionate defender of the unique environment of the Keys, Cleary said.Closure comes to familyFrom Cullen, 1A ate as a Ponzi Scheme when money from new investors was used to pay old debts, the indictment charges. Dave Clark was additionally charged with lying to investigators about how much money he received from Cay Clubs and the continued use of a local Bank of America account. Last November, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges related to Cay Clubs, but the case was dismissed because too much time had passed since the companys 2008 failure. The new charges filed Sept. 17 apparently are the first criminal counts made against Cay Clubs executives as a result of the firms collapse. A trial expected to last six weeks is scheduled to begin in November in Key West. Prosecutors have requested a delay to prepare for the new Cay Clubs counts, in addition to pending charges from the CMZ Group Ltd. case from the Caribbean. The motion to delay also cites the lack of moderately priced hotel space in Key West during the winter season to accommodate court officials and witnesses. Defense attorneys are fighting the delay, and want Dave Clark to be moved from Stock Island to a Miami jail facility where he can better assist his attorneys for trial. On Saturday, an attorney for Cristal Coleman asked to be dismissed from the complex case. With new charges and an expected six-week trial, attorney Peter Feldman wrote, defendant Cristal Clark is no longer able to afford counsel... All of defendant Clarks funds were seized by the U.S. Government.Clarks in county jailFrom Cay Clubs, 1A west end of town. In 2012, the city denied Ardolinos estate the right to sell liquor at the Overseas. Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin reversed the City Council decision because the estate was not properly notified the Overseas had to be 1,500 feet away from Stanley Switlik Elementary School in order sell liquor. Ardolino owned Overseas and died in 2005. The Overseas closed in 2008. The Overseas was bought by Tim OConnell in 2013 for $475,000. The Overseas has a liquor license and is undergoing renovations. U.S. Chief District Judge James Lawrence King will hear the case. A tentative trial date has not been set.Estate: Business is undervaluedFrom Overseas, 1ACity to expand wastewater servicesThe City of Marathon is looking to expand wastewater services for boats by providing Monroe County with a location to receive vessel waste for the Middle Keys. Should a location be provided, the city will most likely be working with Key Colony-based company Pumpout USA, which is contracted with the county to remove vessel waste. At Tuesdays city council meeting at the Marathon Government Center, council members were expected to approve a resolution amending the citys wastewater utility fees and rates, implementing a $112 a month fee to dispose of waste at a city facility. The meeting happened after press time. There is also a 14-centper-gallon surcharge. The city is trying to make sure we have a way for vessels to remove their untreated sewage within the areas of the Keys, said Zully Hemeyer, head of the citys utility department. We do not want to discharge waste near shore waters because of the potential health risks. This is just another way we can ensure the water is kept clean. Donnie Brown, owner of Pumpout USA, designed vessels outfitted with pumps that can transfer and transport waste from boats on the water. Brown said he has sold his vessels to cities and companies all across the country, including Key West and the city of Marathon. Brown said Pumpout USA has a $300,029 year contract with the county for 1,300 pumps a month. The volume of one pump can be 25 gallons to 1,000 gallons, according to Brown. Due to federal grants and a portion of money from the states boating licenses, boaters are not charged for waste removal. The Keys has the largest reef in North America. We need to keep it beautiful by not pumping waste into the water, Brown said. People dont come to the Keys to climb the trees they come for the water. Brown said his company receives approximately $700,000 from the federal and state grants and fees and manages to keep operating costs at just more than $500,000 annually. Boat improvement funds provide 25 percent of the companys budget; federal funding from the Clean Vessel Act, which collects money from marine fuel taxes and rod reel sales, makes up 75 percent of the budget. This is strictly a boater participated program, Brown said. All of the funding comes from boaterrelated funds. Waste is removed from vessels on a scheduled basis, with mariners signing up with Pumpout USA. To sign up, contact Pumpout USA at (305)900-0263 or visit them at www .po-keys.com. Boaters are not charged for pumpoutsBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON A Key Haven couple who once faced nearly $280,000 in code-violation fines persuaded Monroe County Commissioners to trim their bill by 97 percent last week. Manuel and Christina Ruiz will be assessed $8,079 for having a tiki hut built in violation of setback rules. Commissioners, meeting Sept. 17 in Marathon, expressed surprise that the outdoor structure, erected without local permits, would have been legal had it been correctly distanced from property line. A state law grants a no-permit exception for basic tiki huts built by members of the Seminole or Miccosukee tribes. However, the hut violated setback rules so it, along with an unapproved fence change, triggered $450 daily fines over a 621-day period. The property owners were in shock and disbelief to discover the fines when they sought refinancing on a separate property, said their attorney, Ginny Stones. Christina Ruiz had signed an earlier agreement with the county to correct the violations after a time extension. Ruiz told commissioners she believed that a county staff indicated that settled the matter. The county offered to settle the case in November for $15,842, but the owners appealed to the commission for a lower fine. County Commissioner David Rice said the fine could be not erased completely. A reasonable person would understand what was happening, he said. Commissioners, citing uncertainties over what notices were sent to the owners, agreed to cut the overall fine to $8,079. In other code-violation cases considered Sept. 17, the commission approved seeking a court injunction against a Key Largo property on Buttonwood Avenue now facing $262,700 in violations for unapproved electrical connections and enormous amounts of trash and debris littering the entire property. Owner Ray Thompson asked commissioners for a little bit more mercy, and contended the violations make it sound worse than it is. Assistant County Attorney Lisa Granger said the owner has had nearly two years to come into compliance. Legal action also will be initiated against a Key Largo gas station in the median at mile marker 98.2 for not correcting an unpermitted repaving of the site. Company representative Ignacio M. Urbieta received several extensions to obtain after-the-fact approval but has not done so or paid accumulated daily fines now totaling $65,800, a staff report says. In other action Sept. 17, commissioners:Received a demonstration of Monroe County governments new computer application that now makes much of the county website available for smart phones or tablets; Requested an assessment of the Sugarloaf Fire Station to see if the aging building is worth renovating to add new sleeping quarters for professional firefighters; Approved to delay the boards October meeting in Key West by two days, to Oct. 17, because of other meeting commitments.Turns out they only violated setbackMONROE COUNTYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comCommission erases much of couples code finesWEATHER HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail.Due to federal grants and a portion of money from the states boating licenses, boaters are not charged for waste removal.
In what has become a frequent exercise, Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews on Friday fired 32 workers accused of breaking the law, including three prison guards involved in the gassing death of an inmate at a Panhandle prison four years ago. All of the workers fired were on administrative leave pending a review launched earlier this summer. The housecleaning is part of the secretarys attempt to salvage the reputation of the beleaguered agency in the wake of reports of widespread abuse and corruption, whistleblower complaints and federal investigations surrounding prisoner deaths. Among the axed workers are Rollin Austin, Randall Johnson and Kevin Hampton, three former prison guards at Franklin Correctional Institution where inmate Randall Jordan-Aparo died after allegedly being repeatedly gassed by guards and then left to die. Dismissal letters from Crews to the workers say they are being let go because they participated in a force incident that resulted in the death of an inmate. None of the fired workers has been arrested or charged with any crimes. Four Department of Corrections investigators say theyve been retaliated against for exposing a coverup about Jordan-Aparos September 2010 death. The investigators claim that Gov. Rick Scotts chief inspector general Melinda Miguel who refused to grant them whistleblower protection was aware of the cover-up for at least three years. The DOC investigators, who found that Jordan-Aparo was too ill to warrant being treated as a threat, are themselves now the subjects of internal reviews. According to a whistleblower lawsuit, Austin gave the order to gas JordanAparo, who died five hours later after being gassed twice more and being left to die. The 27-year-old, coated in yellow residue from the noxious chemicals, was found dead in solitary confinement with a Bible beside his head. Jordan-Aparo was serving an 18-month sentence for fraud and drug charges. Also fired Friday were nine Charlotte Correctional Institution guards involved in the April 11 death of inmate Matthew Walker, who was allegedly beaten to death while handcuffed. Walkers death and that of another inmate who died at the Punta Gorda facility a month later are among more than 80 inmate deaths now being probed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Fifteen prison guards at Union Correctional Institution, all under investigation for use-of-force incidents against prisoners over the past two years, were also pink-slipped Friday. Another guard at the Raiford prison was also fired for unspecified reasons. Crews review also resulted in three employees being sent back to work, including the assistant warden at the Raiford prison, Nan Jeffcoat, who has been on leave with pay since the death of an inmate two years ago. Crews has been on a housecleaning mission in the wake of Miami Herald reports earlier this year about Darren Rainey, a mentally ill inmate at Dade Correctional Institution who died after guards allegedly forced him to shower in scalding hot water as punishment two years ago. I have made it clear that there is zero tolerance for corruption or abuse at the Department of Corrections, and we continue to root out any-and-all bad actors who do not live up to our expectations. Our standards are high and we will accept nothing less to ensure the safety of our staff and those in our custody, as well as Florida families, Crews said. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Corrections fires 32 employees for misconductGuards linked to inmates gassing deathBy DARA KAMThe News Service of FloridaCRIME Take advantage of the upcoming open enrollment this fall, and take the necessary steps to keep enjoying the best quality of care. Baptist Health South Florida offers a network of convenient facilities in three counties; world-class, Board-certied physicians; and superior medical care for you and your loved ones. Dont sleep on it; make sure your health insurance plan includes Baptist Health facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group and Baptist Health Quality Network doctors.Choose your insurance plan wisely. Choose Healthcare that Cares.1-786-662-7667 BaptistHealth.net/InsurancePlans A not-for-prot organization committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, September 24, 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 EDITORIALOpiate overdoses drop sharply in medical pot statesLETTERS TO THE EDITORMake medical costs knownRe: The Saturday story about Fishermens Community Hospital and medical costs: You are hurting, in a panic, need urgent medical care and should log on the Internet or pull out your phone book and shop medical services? Really? In my experience and we use a lot of medical services the first question asked when you call for an appointment is: What medical insurance do you have? Sounds mercenary, but it is usually followed by a brief discussion of co-pays, deductibles and, most importantly, out-of-pocket costs. We know going in the door what it is going to cost us coming out. Easy to say, of course, but our insistence or cooperation with an initial discussion of costs and reimbursement rates originated from an unexpected $14,000 bill for a helicopter ride from Fishermens to the Key West hospital, which our insurance and we had good insurance did not want to cover sufficiently. We eventually negotiated a reasonable co-pay, but had we known the cost and our options, we might have chosen the little slower but fully covered ground route from Marathon to Key West. In my opinion, there is no good excuse for the person who scheduled Mr. Lorimers CT scan at Fishermens not to have informed him of his out-ofpocket costs for the test, and even referred him out if he had a heart attack when told the costs. If you have good insurance and think you understand your policys reimbursement rates, you still need to discuss cost going in. Insurance, including Medicare, pays its percentage of costs based on what it considers usual and customary. The story said Medicare reimbursed Mr. Lorimer its percentage of what it considered usual and customary. The provider up the street who would have charged him a few hundred dollars for the same test was quoting a usual and customary fee. Fishermens charges, for the reasons cited in the article I am referencing here, were well outside the realm of usual and customary. Hence the low reimbursement from Medicare. It would have been good customer service for Fishermens to have informed Mr. Lorimer of its costs and his options. Since its policies are not likely to change, you would be smart to clip out the article about Mr. Lorimer and post it where you are likely to see it when you schedule your medical appointments.Tolerating a little more pain going in will save you a lot more pain coming out. If you do get stuck with unexpected expenses, negotiate. Most insurance carriers and providers, Medicare excepted, will make adjustments when pestered.Paul Garneau Las VegasPriorities are way skewedAt every Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board meeting, plates of food are at each commissioners and staff persons places at the tables. Sometimes the plates have crackers and cheese with fruit, pepperoni and candy, sometimes snack mix with candy. According to what I have been told previously, all snacks are paid for with district customers money. A recent agendas financial budget item showed a payment for water of more than $300, s I recall. So district customers are paying to feed and water the staff. This is important because of the district meeting of Sept. 16.Several meetings ago, the board voted to hire a local PR firm to create a good public image for the district. The cost was $39,000. The meeting agenda also had a Special Assessment for Low Income Emergency Hook-ups. Hookup refers to connecting the property to the system, not the monthly charges.District attorney Ray Giglio told the board its not its job, that the job is putting pipes in the ground and collecting wastewater. He then cited several legal references to support his opinions. His written opinion: I do not believe that it could be shown that such programs are necessary to effectuate the purposes of the district. Commissioner Norm Higgins was the only commissioner to respond with any attempt to find alternative solutions, such as change the current governing laws. The discussion continued that the district could not afford to help people pay for their hookups. Former General Manager Margaret Blank (now on the payroll as a consultant) said going forward some years, the district can help people after it pays down debt. Commissioner Robert Majeska made the point that people with big boats and houses do not need assistance. Referring to low-income people, he said where theres a will, theres a way. Somebody working one job at McDonalds needs to work two or three jobs. Newly anointed GM Paul Christian said the district cannot give money away or loan it. The discussion ended with the general consensus that they dont have to help and cant afford to help. After the meeting, the leftover snacks were given to somebody to feed to the birds. Clearly, I do not object to feeding birds, but I do object to using customer money to do it. The irony is that they cant help because they dont have the money, yet they spend customer money on staff snacks, water and their public image. Thats for the birds. Sue Heim Key LargoKeys welcome our veterans On Sept. 9, 33 wounded veterans arrived from Tennessee at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Key Largo and were escorted by two Sheriffs Office motorcycle officers and two Monroe Marauder vintage military vehicles to Pigeon Key, a small historic island near Marathon. On their first night of their Fish With a Hero trip, they were treated to a barbecue and enjoyed smoked ribs with all of the fixings. On the 10th and 11th, the vets were picked up by our local charter captains and treated to hours of Keys fishing. They caught a wide variety of fish, including tuna, mangrove snapper, barracuda, bonefish, tarpon, amberjack and, of course, sharks. By the time all of the eaters were cleaned and fileted, the vets took home more tan 100 pounds of filets. On the morning of the 12th, their catch was loaded into coolers on the bus and before they left, they were handed another unexpected treat a snack of smoked amberjack fish dip and crackers for the ride home. People went above and beyond anything we expected to make this a special and memorable trip for these wounded vets. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed their time, money and efforts. Larry Kendzior MarathonAs Florida prepares to vote on permitting physicians to recommend use of medical marijuana to patients with debilitating conditions, a new report adds another angle to the debate. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in August found fewer narcotic painkiller overdose deaths in states with medical marijuana laws. The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, the report stated. Investigators analyzed death certificate data from 1999 to 2010, a time span in which 13 states adopted cannabis therapy laws. States with those laws had a decrease in opioid overdose rates by an average of 20 percent a year after medical cannabis legalization, 25 percent by two years and up to 33 percent by years five and six. In hard figures, the study estimated those 13 states had about 1,700 fewer overdose deaths in 2010 alone. Nationwide, opiate-induced deaths stood at fewer than 4,100 in 1999 but soared to more than 16,600 by 2010, U.S. Centers for Disease Control figures show. But, as the report states, the findings only suggest a link between medical cannabis laws and lower opioid analgesic mortality. Thats a strong link, though, and food for thought as the November vote on Amendment 2 arrives. The Bradenton Herald 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. The study estimated those medical marijuana states had about 1,700 fewer overdose deaths in 2010 alone. Cops foil stone-crab lunchState marine officers interrupted a freshly cooked stone-crab lunch aboard a Lower Keys lobster boat Sept. 17, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report. A stone-crab claw and bits of broken crab shell were found when FWC Officers Jimmy Johnson and Jason Richards boarded the Ketchem Plenty commercial boat, spotted north of the Barracouta Keys, about six miles west of Key West. The vessels captain and crew still had melted butter on their faces during the entire boarding, said an agency spokesman. Stonecrab season ended May 15. According to the FWC report, when officers aboard a 36-foot patrol boat approached the moving lobster boat around 3 p.m., the boat captain turned his vessel away from the officers while he emptied a bucket overboard. The mate also discarded something from the boat, the officers reported. The boat held a propane tank and burner, and scattered bits of what appeared to be cooked stone-crab claws. A whole claw was found beneath a cabin window. After reportedly denying any wrongdoing, boat captain David Lee Boggs of Big Pine Key then admitted they had cooked and eaten some crab claws, then tried to dump the remains. Officers then told the crew to pull several more traps along their trapline. Mr. Boggs pulled nine traps, only three of which had the required FWC trap tags, the report says. Boggs was cited for conservation violations including failure to have required registration tags on six traps, interference with an FWC officer, possession of crab claws in a closed season, and violations of required signage to display trap colors and numbers.Captain also cited for untagged trapsCRIMEKeynoter StaffFWC officers hold crab claws that were harvested out of season. Homestead mayor found guiltyFor the second time in a month, a South Florida mayor had confidently vowed to beat corruption charges in court. It didnt take long for jurors to decide that this time around they werent buying a politicians spin. After less than three hours of deliberation Monday, jurors found that ex-Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman broke the law when he took a secret job as a consultant for a health-care company that needed government approval in building a clinic in the citys downtown. They convicted Bateman, 59, of two felony counts of illegal compensation and one misdemeanor count of illegal lobbying. The decision stunned Bateman and his lawyers. I think they got it wrong, Bateman said afterward. I dont know where it went wrong with the felonies. The verdict in state court comes less than a month after a federal jury acquitted suspended Miami Lakes Michael Pizzi of accusations he accepted cash from undercover FBI agents in exchange for his support for a city grant application. The allegations against Pizzi came in an unrelated, more complicated and murky bribery case based on a sting operation complete with undercover recordings and cooperating informants. The Bateman case was built on reams of documents and tedious testimony about the inner-workings of city bureaucracy. The jurys message was resounding, said MiamiDade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Our community has been saying loud and clear it will not tolerate public corruption, she said. The jurys verdict reflects how the community feels. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Robert Luck declined to pronounce Bateman guilty right away or take him into custody. Instead, hell take two weeks to consider earlier defense requests to dismiss the case. Bateman remains free on bond. If Luck lets the verdict stand, Bateman will be sentenced in the coming weeks. He faces up to 15 years prison on each felony count, although as a first-time offender, he would likely receive significantly less time. Bateman was first elected as mayor of the South Miami-Dade city in 2009, and re-elected two years later. Authorities arrested him in August 2013 during a re-election campaign he ultimately lost. He was later also charged in a separate case, accused of illegally using campaign funds to throw parties for campaign staffers. That case is still pending. The ex-mayor has been under scrutiny since several Miami Herald stories beginning in mid-2013 surfaced, including one that detailed his undisclosed job as a $125-an-hour consultant for Community Health of South Florida Inc., known as CHI.Charges stem from consulting jobBy DAVID OVALLEdovalle@miamiherald.comCOURTSFlorida delegation seeks Everglades fundsHoping to hasten chronically delayed Everglades restoration, Florida lawmakers filed bipartisan legislation last week to authorize money for a $1.9 billion suite of projects. The measure created a rare moment of harmony in Congress, with Democrat Bill Nelson teaming up with Republican Marco Rubio in the Senate and Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican David Jolly joining forces in the House. The move comes after a plan to revive flows to the Central Everglades was derailed in April when the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers balked at approving it despite letters urging support from Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and several members of Congress. The delay meant projects designed to move water to the parched central Everglades missed being include in a massive waterworks bill that Congress typically tackles only a few times a decade. The Corps chief is now expected to give his final approval in November.Julie Hill-Gabriel, Everglades policy coordinator for Audubon of Florida, said she was surprised and pleased by the unified front. It sends an even louder message when you can have something with this broad support from the Florida delegation right before the election. Bill filed by Nelson, Rubio, Murphy and JollyMIAMI HERALDENVIRONMENT
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Business Peter Chapmen, a Marathon financial planner, was elected this week to chair the Fishermans Hospital board of trustees. Chapman is the registered principal of Chapman Cardwell Capital Management. As treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the last four years, Peter has ably demonstrated the financial and leadership abilities necessary for his new role as board chair, Hal Leftwich, Fishermens Community Hospital CEO, said in a statement. Chapman, a graduate of Rhode Islands Providence College, is a 14-year Keys resident and active in several civic organizations. He is married and has one child, with one on the way. Prior to moving to the Keys, Chapman was employed by Avnet Electronics. Fishermens is critical not only to the health and well-being of local residents and visitors, but as one Middle Keys largest employers, our economy as well, Chapman said in a statement. The other members of the Fishermens Community Hospital Board of Trustees are Vice Chair Barbara Wright, a retired educator and school principal; Treasurer Dan Samess, Marathon Chamber of Commerce CEO; Secretary Jeff Coldren, owner Sunshine Quality Roofing; David Kirwin, attorney; and Richard Malafy, attorney with Campbell and Malafy.PROMOTIONSChapman elected chairmanD.C. group buys Keys resortsThe Carlyle Group has purchased two Islamorada hotels with plans to spend $18 million on renovations. The Washington, D.C.based alternative asset manager bought the 151-room Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle and the all-suite La Siesta Resort from Starwood Capital Group in a transaction that closed Sept. 12. The purchase price was not disclosed. Upgrades to guest bathrooms at Postcard Inn are set to start by the end of the year, with work starting in 2015 on common areas, the marina and dining areas. Renovations to La Siesta will start late next year. One of the groups funds also bought the Pelican Cove Resort and Marina and Islamorada Resort within the last year; both are being renovated. Miami-based Trust Hospitality will manage all four properties, which will make up the Islamorada Hotel Company.Carlyle now owns Post Card Inn and La SiestaBy HANNAH SAMPSONhsampson@miamiherald.comBUSINESSPhoto by Joshua McHughThe Carlyle Group bought the Postcard Beach Resort at Holiday Isle and the La Siesta Resort. Student loan debt impacting home ownershipTheres been lots of debate lately in housing circles about the impact of student debt on home ownership.Now theres a new study out that attempts to put a number on that impact: 414,000.Thats how many home sales will not happen this year because of high levels of student loan debt, according to a report from John Burns Consulting, an Irvine, Calif.based firm that advises home builders. Thats equal to about 8 percent of all home sales, and enough to dent the housing industry by $83 billion a year.The report estimates that the number of households under age 40 that owe $250 or more each month in student loans has nearly tripled since 2005, to 5.9 million. And it projects that every $250 in monthly student loan payments decreases home borrowing and purchasing power by $44,000. Figure a typical sale price of $200,000, throw all that together, and you get $83 billion in lost sales.We actually think its pretty conservative, said Rick Palacios, director of research at John Burns Consulting. Were only looking at people age 20 to 40. We know theres a big chunk of households over age 40 who have student debt, too. The report is the latest in a growing pile of research that links rising student debt levels overall student loan debt has nearly tripled since 2005 to $1.1 trillion with sluggish home sales, especially among young adults. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found that young people with student debt are now less likely to hold a mortgage (and own a house) than people who never attended college, a reversal from long-held trends that link higher education with higher earnings and home ownership. Trade groups such as the National Association of Realtors have pointed to student debt as a key factor in the lower-thannormal rates of first-time home buyers. And it has become a growing concern for builders, which is why Palacios decided to try to put a number on it.Other studies have suggested the effect of student loans on housing may be overblown. A report by the Brookings Institute in May points out that most people who carry student debt have relatively modest monthly payments. And while the Burns report notes that 35 percent of young adults now have monthly payments topping $250, that means 65 percent have payments of less than that.By TIM LOGANLA TimesREAL ESTATE
Gay-rights groups push marriageFloridas ban on adoption by same sex couples stood for 33 years before the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned it as unconstitutional four years ago. But rather than celebrate that anniversary, gay rights groups on Monday called for the same recognition of same sex marriage in dual news conferences in Tallahassee and Miami. Despite a recent spate of court rulings overturning the ban, Attorney General Pam Bondi, with Gov. Rick Scotts support, has filed appeals upholding the ban. (They) have decided to continue to inflict harm on my family and on hundreds of thousands of people across the state of Florida, said Nadine Smith, executive director of the LGBTrights group Equality Florida. There is no one who believes in equality and justice who can stand behind Attorney General Pam Bondi. George Sheldon, who is running against Bondi, attended the Miami news conference. As a Tampa legislator, he voted against the adoption ban in 1977 when lawmakers approved it. After it was overturned, Sheldon was secretary of the state Department of Children and Families when then-Gov. Charlie Crist chose not to appeal the decision. If elected attorney general, Sheldon said hed drop the appeals on gay marriage. Children need loving parents, and it doesnt matter if those parents are two women or two men, or a single parent, Sheldon said in a statement. It is time we all not only accept that, but embrace it as part of what America is. Bondi wont say whether she supports gay marriage. She said she is appealing the cases only because shes upholding the state Constitution. Floridas ban on gay marriage was passed by 62 percent of voters in 2008. But after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay rights last year, same sex couples have won more than 30 times in federal, state, and appellate courts. Recently, five Florida judges have overturned the ban, including federal judge Robert Hinkle, who called it an obvious pretext for discrimination. Bondi has appealed some cases and is asking state judges to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the law rather than to battle it in the lower courts. But that would delay marital rights for several months, said Martin Gill, the plaintiff in the case that led to the overturn of the gay adoption ban. Sheldon called him four years ago to tell him the state wouldnt appeal. It brought us tears of joy, Gill said Monday. He and his partner faced losing custody of their two foster sons, Nathaniel, whos now 10, and Xavier, 14. A month after the court ruling, then-Attorney General Bill McCollum and Bondis Republican predecessor, announced he wouldnt appeal the ruling. Although he had hoped the Florida Supreme Court would have made a final determination on the constitutionality of the ban, McCollum issued a statement that the Gill case was not the right one to do that. At the time, Bondi was running for attorney general against Democrat Dan Gelber. Gays should be able to adopt, said Gelber, who praised the decision. Bondi refused to say then if she personally supported the ban, but said she would appeal it. Bondi has since been more specific. Im not against gay adoption, Bondi said last week. She said voters had approved the marriage ban. The adoption ban was merely a law passed by the Legislature. Im sworn to uphold the constitution of the state of Florida, she said last week. Thats a distinction without a difference, said Smith. Attorney General McCollum and Gov. Crist chose not to appeal and the (gay adoption) ban fell, Smith said. She cannot pretend her hands are tied.Campaign intensifies on adoption anniversaryBy MICHAEL VAN SICKLERTimes/Herald Tallahassee BureauCOURTS KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday, September 24, 2014 For a full schedule of events visit:KeysBirdingFest.orgCurry Hammock State Park FREE Admission Guided Ecotours Environmental Booths Live Music Wildlife Fair Sept. 27, 2014 Witness our Spectacular Fall Migration! g Mig i Mig Mig Migr Migr ra Mig gr g ig g gr ra ra io ra ti io at at at at ra igra ula ular cular cula cula acula acu cu u u cu cu ac cta c t tacu acu acul ac cta ct cta cta ta tac ac ac ctacul ss ss esso ess o ess o ss o es ne es ss s es es ne it ne tn it tn tn tne ne ne ess Before You Look Into Assisted Living, You May Be Happy To Learn About Assisted Paying.As youre weighing senior care options for your loved one, cost is likely a top factor. The good news is that Assisted Living can be much more affordable than you think. But how will you pay for Assisted Living? Youre invited to a free, no obligation luncheon where you can learn creative ways to help afford Assisted Living. We hope youll join us.Noon Thursday, October 9. Holiday Inn Key Largo, African Queen Room 99701 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, Florida 33037 RSVP 305.247.0446 or online www.ThePalace.org/events Democratic Florida attorney general candidate George Sheldon faces Republican incumbent Pam Bondi in November. (STEVE CANNON/AP File) Feds sue Tampabased online collegeAt campuses sprinkled across Florida, Corinthian Colleges promised its students a better career, a better life with classes made affordable by financial aid. In reality, according to a federal government lawsuit filed Tuesday, Corinthians loose definition of a career included students who got a job lasting only one day. And the highinterest private loans that Corinthian gave students were so toxic that most students defaulted on them landing them in financial ruin. Most of Corinthians 10 Florida campuses operate under the Everest University brand of schools. Although based in California, Corinthian runs its online operations out of Tampa. The publicly traded company is one of the nations largest for-profit operators, with about 72,000 students and 100plus campuses in 26 states and Canada. The vast majority of Corinthians revenues come from U.S. taxpayers, in the form of federal grants and student loans. Corinthian receives $1.4 billion in federal student aid each year. We believe Corinthian lured in consumers with lies about their job prospects upon graduation, sold high-cost loans to pay for that false hope, and then harassed students for overdue debts while they were still in school, said Richard Cordray, director of the federal governments Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which filed Tuesdays lawsuit. In a statement, Corinthian Colleges said the lawsuit focuses on isolated incidents at its campuses that violated company policy. The complaint ignores clear, easily obtainable evidence that thousands of Corinthian graduates are hired in permanent positions by large and small employers across the U.S. every year, the statement said. The company said the private loans criticized in the lawsuit are obtained by less than 40 percent of students, and that the interest rate on those loans is not as high as the lawsuit claims. Corinthian is in the midst of winding down its operations the U.S. Department of Education has ordered the company to sell or close its campuses in six months. The federal government says Corinthian has admitted to falsifying placement rates and/or grade and attendance records at various institutions. Cordrays consumerprotection agency created in 2010 after the nations financial meltdown has increasingly been scrutinizing for-profit colleges. Many of the complaints against Corinthian, such as lying to prospective students, have been documented at a variety of forprofit schools. In February, the agency filed a lawsuit against ITT Educational Services, alleging predatory lending practices. The ITT suit is still pending. The new lawsuits allegations against Corinthian include: In the past decade, enrollment at for-profit colleges has grown tremendously particularly in Florida. In the 2002-03 school year, for-profits enrolled almost 9 percent of Florida students. A decade later, that number has shot up to almost 18 percent, compared to roughly 12 percent nationally, according to an analysis by the Institute for College Access & Success.By MICHAEL VASQUEZmvasquez@miamiherald.comIN THE COURTS
A 10-yard run on a sweep gave Coral Shores High its first offensive touchdown of last Fridays game and the overtime game-winner, 2017, at Benjamin School.We were able to go on the road and get the victory over a quality opponent playing their Homecoming game, Hurricane head coach Ed Holly said Monday.Now the Canes will be challenged to do it again for a 7:30 p.m. Friday game in Miami, at Florida Christian Schools Homecoming.Coral Shores (3-1) toppled Benjamin (1-3) on the strength of a tough-on-run defense and two interceptions returned for touchdowns.Defensive backs George Jacobsen and Paul Pauchey each scored on a pick return of more than 50 yards, within one minute of game time. Benjamins Buccaneers scored first, hitting a 35-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter. The Canes offense was slowed by the loss of starting quarterback Nick Frisone, poked in the eye early in the game, and halfback Henry Jacobsen, sidelined for three quarters with a leg injury. Sophomore quarterback Eddie Evans took over behind center and effectively managed the game before Frisone returned late in the fourth quarter. For his first extended time in a varsity game, Eddie did a great job, Holly said. Evans, a former JV quarterback, hit three of his five passes for 17 yards. Plans for a Benjamin halftime Homecoming were dampened when George Jacobsen stepped in front of a Buccaneer flats pass and sprinted 65 yards to score with two minutes left in the second quarter. Benjamin got the ball back and tried throwing a slant pass at midfield. Pauchey, the Canes interception leader, got there first and took it all the way back, giving Coral Shores a 14-7 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 a nd 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 pen 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 before the sche duled 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 133078 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-of-way 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. PA 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. ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, ROBERTA LYNN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OBERTALYNN TRACHET, EandJANE g@g Secondary Email: email@example.com Published July 16, 23, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1146730 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: ITB 2014544 FLOORING BID OPENING -August 13, 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 @KeysSchools WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Beer and wineCraft beer and wine enthusiasts have a lot in common. Story, 6B RAISING AWARENESS A portion of the field of 310 swimmers begin the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday, Sept. 20, in Islamorada. The eight-mile roundtrip open water swim, to-and-from Alligator Reef Lighthouse, serves as a fundraiser for local student college scholarships and to create awareness for the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Florida Keys island chain.Photos by ANDY NEWMANCompetitors swim 8 miles to lighthouseMore than 300 athletes competed in an eight-mile open-water swim Saturday in the Florida Keys. The second annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse was staged as a college scholarship fundraiser for Keys students interested in competitive swimming, but also to raise awareness of the aging Alligator Reef Lighthouse and five other historic lighthouses off the Keys. The structures are more than 150 years old and the harsh marine environment is taking its toll on them. The event was conceived by Islamorada resident Larry Herlth, an artist whose metal sculptures and scaled replicas of Keys lighthouses symbolize his passion to preserve the historic beacons.Yoelvis Pedraza of Miami won overall honors, turning in the fastest time of 3 hours, 35 minutes and 5 seconds. Julie Salvetti of Venice, Fla, won the overall womens title at 4:51:48Miamians Jack Ellis, Henry Urquidi, Nicki Urquidi and Brooke Ellis won the fourperson relay division with a time of 4:02:53. Cooper City, Fla., residents Can Datca and Tyler Magarity won the twoperson division with 4:47:46. Virginia residents Nicole Johnson and Jeremy Linn, both from Manassas, placed second in the two-person division, but had an even more eventful swim. Reaching the halfway mark at Alligator Light house, Johnson accepted Linns marriage proposal.Couple gets engaged halfway through the race Conchs roll over North BrowardKey West High had the speed; North Broward Prep didnt. Running for more than 430 yards, the Conchs won last Friday nights Gold Coast Football Conference opener, 54-15, at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. It was the third consecutive victory for Key West, which is averaging 41.7 points a game and allowing an average of 8.7. We knew they couldnt overcome our speed, Key West coach Johnny Hughes said of North Broward (2-1, 0-1), which, in the game program, was described as a formidable opponent.Senior Dorian Cannon set the tone for the game when, on the Conchs first play from scrimmage, he ran down the right sideline for a 70-yard touchdown, shrugging off many tacklers on the way.Then it became the Mehki Sargent Show. The thick-legged senior, who gained 20 pounds of muscle in summer weightroom workouts, scored the first of his four touchdowns on a 12-yard run that, after Sam Gravelines extra-point kick, made it 14-0. After the Eagles cut theFirst road game Friday against OxbridgeBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST FOOTBALLKey Wests Mehki Sargent outruns North Broward Prep defenders en route to his fourth touchdown Friday night. See story, 3Canes take overtime win against BenjaminThey look to extend winning streak FridayCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgDolphins outdone by Golden TornadoesThe Marathon Dolphins football team lost a home game against the Pompano Beach Golden Tornadoes Friday 21-7. Coach Paul Davis thought his team may have had a chance to win the game since the Dolphins have improved their playing over the last two weeks. The matchup against the Golden Tornadoes however, shows the Dolphins still have a way to go before securing victories. We werent able to move the ball and gave up three big plays right before half time, Davis said. It put us in a deeper whole. We made some mistakes up front and didnt do certain things we needed to do. Game statistics were not available before press time. Pompano Beach scored its first touchdown by running the ball. Davis said he should have stuck with running two men in the defensive backfield rather than reducing to one, which he said may have prevented the touchdown. A blown secondary team following the touchdown led to a Golden Tornadoes lead of 14-0 before the half. The Dolphins were able to bounce back in the second with a touchdown, but momentum fell afterCoach unable to move on big playsBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON FOOTBALLSee Dolphins, 3BSee Hurricanes, 2BEverything on the reef is eating ballyhoo nowOn the reef, the yellowtail action remains good, with plenty of medium-size fish providing the most consistent action in 50 to 60 feet of water. And, were beginning to hear of more grouper taken among the yellowtails. Theres also still a limited amount of mangroves hanging in the same areas. The best baits for these are live ballyhoo, which are blanketing the reef in the patch areas. Small live ballyhoo fished on a jighead on the bottom are producing mangroves as large as 6 pounds. On the patches, there are good numbers of keeper-size yellowtails and red grouper, along with the occasional legal gag grouper. Muttons are chasing the ballyhoo on the shallow patches, and respond well to a live ballyhoo bait fished on the bottom. Cero mackerel are showing up on the patches, with fish anywhere from 2 pounds up to 8 to 10 pounds. Live ballyhoo fished on the surface are the key for these goodeating mackerel. As you can see, everything on the reef is eating live ballyhoo right now. The best way to load up on fresh ballyhoo is to catch them with a cast net. If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with that technique, there are alternatives. Using hair hooks with small bits of shrimp behind a cork or a Sabiki rig catch the ballyhoo just fine. On the Atlantic wrecks,Snapper bite continues to impress anglersFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSSee Fishing, 2BChris Johnson CaptainsColumn
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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 9-27-14 O M Bbtn bf DnrbnFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 t 1:00 P.M.FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOM Published: // The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050edge at intermission. Benjamin tied the game late in the third quarter, ending a 54-yard drive with a short scoring throw. Regulation play ended at 14-14. In Florida prep overtime, each side gets four downs from the opponents 10-yard line. The Buccaneers came out and attempted a 27yard field goal that missed. Holly gave credit to a hurried kick caused by the devastating rush from the right side of our defense. Coral Shores failed to score in the first overtime when a second-down pass was intercepted. In the second OT, Benjamin could not breach the Cane defense and settled for a 30-yard field goal. For the Canes first down, offensive coordinator Alphonso Bryant called a left sweep, Frisone tossing to George Jacobsen. With linemen Andy Bautista, David Williams and Sam Kraus leading the way, Jacobsen crossed the goal for the deciding touchdown. Benjamin, Southeastern Florida Conference champion two seasons ago, stopped the Canes in the 2012 playoffs on the Buccaneers home field. Our seniors understood what it meant to go up there against and get the win, Holly said. Jacobsen ran 15 times for 98 yards, and fullback Eddie Dunn rolled to 75 yards on 14 carries. The Cane defense, led by linebackers Ariel Correa, Brian Gonzalez, Brian Cash and Dunn, limited Benjamin to a total of 60 rushing yards with seven forced punts and two interceptions. Florida Christian evened its record at 2-2 last week with a 17-14 win over Pope John Paul II School. Floridas Patriots went 0-2 when missing three key starters. Those players came back and theyre 2-0 since, Holly said. This weeks game at Florida Christian ends a string of three away games. Coral Shores next plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 against Archbishop Curley.Canes prep for CurleyFrom Hurricanes, 1B its still all about the amberjacks and jack crevalle, with some nice muttons thrown in as a bonus. There have been multiple reports of red snapper caught on the deeper wrecks in 150 to 200 feet. Just remember, they must be released as the season is closed. Thats unfortunate, as some have hit the 15-pound mark of late. Offshore, theres lots of tuna action at the humps. Live-baiting with pilchards as well as trolling are producing results. And, theres more than enough dolphin around to make that fishing worthwhile as well. While most are in the 8to 10-pound class, there are also quite a few weighing 15 to 20 pounds. Youll find them on weed lines. The mangrove bite in the bay remains very good, with fish anywhere from justlegal to 3 and 4 pounds. Theyre on the inshore wrecks as well as the grass banks. If youre game for jumping in the water, youll be rewarded with nice size spiny lobster.The weeks bestThe SeaSquared crews entertained clients in the bay and gulf waters last week. A real Florida Keys smorgasbord came back to the dock with mangroves, yellowtails, muttons, hogfish and lobsters. Our anglers also caught and released lemon sharks, Goliath grouper, jack crevalles and small gag groupers.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 305.743.5305, SeaSquaredCharters.com and Facebook.com/Mara thonFishing Dolphin still biting offshoreFrom Fishing, 1B Tom Ellis, from Georgia, returned to fish with SeaSquared Charters last week and landed a bunch of nice size mangroves, muttons, yellowtails, hogfish and spiny lobster. Volleyballers finish home scheduleCoral Shores Highs girls volleyball team finishes its scheduled of home dates Thursday, spending the last three weeks of the regular season on the road. The Lady Canes take on Immaculata-LaSalle at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Coral Shores gym, following a 4 p.m. junior-varsity start. The Canes stood at 4-4 headed into Tuesdays scheduled road match at Florida Christian (results pending at press time). The Hurricanes are slated to play Friday and Saturday at a tournament hosted by Key West High School.Start times were pending. In other Upper Keys prep sports this week:Island Christian School (0-3) takes on Redland Christian Academy at 4 p.m. Thursday at Redland in 8-man football. Island Christian finishes with two road games before the league playoffs begin Oct. 20 (dates and locations to be determined). Hurricane cross-country teams head south for the Key West Invitational Meet, with the starting gun at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.Coral Shores swimmers head to Westminster Christian for todays tri-meet with Westminster and ImmaculataLaSalle. The Canes last scheduled home meet at Founders Park is 4 p.m. Oct. 1 against Carrollton. The site of the district postseason meet has not yet been announced.The Hurricane JV football plays Doral Academys JV at 6 p.m. Thursday at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in Tavernier.Eagles football takes on Redland ChristianUPPER KEYS ROUNDUPBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comEVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS SeaSquared Charters of Marathon has partnered with Mote Marine Laboratorys Protect Our Reefs Program to provide a $5 donation for each charter it runs to the program. The program helps advance reef restoration and conservation efforts. Here, SeaSquared co-owner Capt. Chris Johnson presents Walter and Teresa Baran of Jackson, N.J., a certificate of appreciation. Following their charter, SeaSquared made a $5 donation to Mote.
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 and 20 have been processed.Under Take Stock, eligible incoming seventh-graders sign a contract to maintain good grades, stay drugand alcoholfree, 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 Education Foundation and Florida prepaid college program.Fifteen to 20 adult mentors are needed at Marathon Middle/High School. Mentoring for new students starts in late October and ends mid-May. The time commitment is one day a week, usually during the students lunch time. The mentor application is lengthy. To get one, call Katrina Wiatt at 289-2480, Ext. 55418 or 393-3164.Breast 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.Perform for Habitat, possibly win cashHabitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys and Key West has planned what it calls its fourth annual Votes for Notes fundraiser. During the night-event, new musical talent and popular pros are invited to compete to win $250 cash and other prizes at the grand finale. At the competitions, audience members vote for their favorite performers by dropping cash donations in a Habitat vote bucket. Habitat tracks each performers total, with the winner being announced the final night. Performers of all ages can compete. The first event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Sunset Grille and Raw bar in Marathon and is co-sponsored by both the Middle Keys and the Lower Keys Habitat chapters. The second is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at Mangrove Mamas on Sugarloaf Key. The final one is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Smokin Tuna Saloon in Key West. Interested musicians should contact Ray West at (612) 388-6333 or raywestmusic@gmail to get on the performance schedule. The rise of the prize has helped define innovation in the 21st century, triggering breakthroughs in space travel, third-world vaccinations, driver-less cars and even better movie downloads. Now the Everglades Foundation has joined the trend with its own science challenge: $10 million to anyone who can solve the chronic problem of phosphorous pollution that has sickened the Everglades and coastal estuaries, and vexed politicians, environmentalists and water managers for decades. To ensure an even greener outcome, the winning project must also recycle phosphorous to meet a growing fertilizer shortage. And all at a reasonable cost. On Monday, the nonprofit announced an anonymous $10 million donation to pay for the challenge, which it expects to stretch over seven years as competitors reach various benchmarks to measure the success of their work. It also expands the Palmetto Bay-based foundations work beyond Florida. Government cannot solve this problem of phosphorous in water alone. It very much needs a publicprivate partnership and I put the emphasis on private, foundation chief executive officer Eric Eikenberg said in a press briefing. Everglades moneyOver the last 18 months, foundation scientists have met with government officials, business leaders and other scientists to develop a criteria for the competition, said Maurice Ferre, a foundation board member who is chairing the challenge. Calling it one of the worlds most daunting environmental problems, the group focused on phosphorous that is part of a soup of run-off from farms and yards that threatens water around the country. South Florida has been particularly vulnerable from dirty water in Lake Okeechobee, the chief source of fresh water to the Everglades. Last summer, water flowing east and west from the lake turned the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers a bright emerald green as phosphorous-fed, fishkilling algae bloomed. The competition took on broader urgency this summer when algae bloomed in Lake Erie, shutting off water to a half million residents in Toledo, Eikenberg said. Over the years, Florida has fought to control phosphorous, enacting a series of laws and spending more than a billion dollars on a vast series of artificial marshes to scrub the pollutant from water flowing into the Glades. The sugar industry, the source of much of the pollution, has dramatically reduced its fertilizer use over the last decades but tons of phosphorus still flow every year into drainage canals with storm run-off. Solving the phosphorous riddle, is really the right idea because farm fertilizer is such a pestilence on the state, said David Guest, a managing attorney for Earth Justice, which sued the South Florida Water Management District to halt the practice of back-pumping storm water into Lake Okeechobee. The competition was split into phases designed to assess the pollution-reducing potential of proposals, said foundation chief scientist G. Melodie Naja, who will oversee research and help convene an independent panel of scientists to review work. Competitors will have to first prove the success of their work in the lab. Next, results must be proven on a larger scale in a swimming pool. The final phase will test phosphate reduction in the Kissimmee River, a major tributary adding to lake pollution. The goal, Naja said, is to reduce phosphorous in water to 40 parts per billion. Concentrations in the Kissimmee River now run about six to nine times higher, she said. We want to see if we can clean water on a huge scale, she said. In addition to the $10 million grand prize, the foundation also hopes to award smaller prizes totaling $1 million leading up to the 2022 award. 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An injury had kept him out of the Conchs first two games.The lead soon soared to 28-7 when linebacker Victor Carson-Emily returned an interception 22 yards for a TD. That added to North Browards frustration.You hit every one of them as hard as theyre hitting us, An Eagle shouted at his teammates. On the sideline, coach Rex Nottages white dress shirt was soaked with perspiration.The lead was 41-15 at halftime after another Sargent TD and a short scoring run by Kolby Kelleher. The Conchs scored two more touchdowns in the second half, one on a 78yard Sargent run and the last on another interception by Carson-Emily, a senior who also benefited from the summer weight program. The 54 points were the most for a Key West team since 2007, when the Conchs defeated Reagan, 56-8. Key West will play its first road game at 7.p.m. Friday at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach. Oxbridge is 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the new independent seven-team Gold Coast league. It will be a marquee match-up, Hughes said.Conchs go on the road FridayFrom Conchs, 1B Clean the Everglades, win $10MPhosphorous is a major problemBy JENNY STALETOVICHjstaletovich@miamiherald.comENVIRONEMENT LIVING BRIEFSPompano scored another touchdown. It was frustrating at the end because this is one of the games we should have won, Davis said.Going forward, Davis said the plan is to simplify plays, cutting the current 25 plays down to 15 or 10 plays.Defensively, were working on our secondary, Davis said. We gotta tighten up our defensive recovery and rough out some plays for the kids. Were going to focus more on playing instead of getting frustrated.Marathon, 0-3, will play again on home turf this Friday against Miami Community Charter school, 0-2. Dolphins play at homeFrom Dolphins, 1B Keynoter photo by WILL AXFORDA Marathon running back gains yardage against Pompano Beach defensive players, but it wasnt enough to overcome the Golden Tornadoes offense.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, September 24, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 1290511 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-80A001-P Division: Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF SAMUEL MURRAY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SAMUEL MURRAY, deceased, whose date of death was September 13, 2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: September 24, 2014. VICTORIA ELLEN MURRAY Personal Representative 8592 SW 61st Terrace Road Ocala, Florida 34476 Urban J. W. Patterson Attorney for Personal Representative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary Email: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Published September 24, October 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1293421 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on OCTOBER 22, 2014 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 1996 MMC VIN: MMC22239L596 Published September 24, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1293531 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.14-CP-000097-P Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM T. MUNDY 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 WILLIAM T. MUNDY (a/k/a WILLIAM MUNDY), deceased, File Number 14-CP000097-P, by the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070; that the decedents date of death was October 19, 2013: that the total estimated value of the estate is $32,206 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Jill P. Accardi 2725 Fortesque Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572 Robin Mundy Sutton 82-67 268 Street Floral Park, NY 11004 Linda Mundy 1121 Barberry Road Bryn Mawr, PA 10910 William T. Mundy, Jr. 226 Beach 137 Street Belle Harbor, NY 11694 Lois Rothenberg 208 Hunter Crossing Carey, NC 27518 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS A RE NOTIFIED THAT: All 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 A dministration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 24, 2014. Persons Giving Notice: JILL P. ACCARDI 2725 Fortesque Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572 ROBIN MUNDY SUTTON 82-67 268 Street Floral Park, NY 11004 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: ROBERT G. SIMSES, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0346160 Simses & Associates, P.A. 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 304 Palm Beach, FL 33480 Telephone: (561) 835-1313 Published September 24, October 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1293721-CC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk ad-Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will on the 7th day of October 2014, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida to wit: TOWNHOME UNIT 398 OF THE KEY WEST GOLF CLUB DEVELOPMENT, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF THE KEY WEST GOLF CLUB, A TOWNHOME PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1377, AT PAGE 750 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: BEING A PART OF LAND LOCATED ON STOCK ISLAND, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT COORDINATES OF WHICH ARE N 87,107.701 AND E 251, 328.207 BASED ON THE UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEYS MERCATOR GRID COORDINATE SYSTEM WHICH HAS FOR ITS ZERO COORDINATES A POINT AT LATITUDE 24 DEGREES 20" NORTH AND 500.000 WEST OF LONGITUDE 81 DEGREES 00" WEST. SAID POINT BEING THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF JUNIOR COLLEGE ROAD AND THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-Of-WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO.1 (STATE ROAD NO.5) AT THE WESTERLY END OF JUNIOR COLLEGE ROAD; THENCE N 70 DEGREES 58" E ALONG THE SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 1 FOR 21.39 FEET; THENCE N 32 DEGREES 21" E FOR 704.35 FEET; THENCE N 03 DEGREES 40" E FOR 549.85 FEET; THENCE N 33 DEGREES 20" E FOR 573.00 FEET; THENCE N 38 DEGREES 50" E FOR 251.36 FEET; THENCE N 34 DEGREES 41 E, A DISTANCE OF 405.85 FEET; THENCE S 75 DEGREES 15" E, A DISTANCE OF 655.58 FEET; THENCE S 34 DEGREES 15" E., A DISTANCE OF 267.38 FEET; THENCE S 59 DEGREES 45" W, A DISTANCE OF 196.62 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF GOLF CLUB DRIVE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON A CIRCULAR CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST; THENCE S 59 DEGREES 45"W, AND LEAVING THE SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF GOLF CLUB DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING: A RADIUS OF 253.50 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04 DEGREES 03", A CHORD BEARING OF N 32 DEGREES 16" W AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 17.95 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, ON ARC LENGTH OF 17.95 FEET TO THE END OF SAID CURVE; THENCE N 55 DEGREES 41", A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO THE SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF GOLF CLUB DRIVE TO A POINT ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING: A RADIUS OF 318.50 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04 DEGREES 03", A CHORD BEARING OF S 32 DEGREES 16"E AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 22.55 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 22.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL CONTAINS 1316 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS. Pursuant to CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH TRUST 2004HYB6, Plaintiff VS. LESLIE E. DUDLEY, et. al Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2009-CA1449-K. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 28th day of May 2014. A my Heavilin Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published September 24, 2014 October 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1294432 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 22, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PERMITTING FOR THE STOCK ISLAND I ROADWAY AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published September 24, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1294464 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 6, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY SERVICES FOR MARINE DEBRIS AND VESSEL REMOVAL MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published September 24, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1294614 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 23, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: CULVERT INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION BETWEEN CANAL #470 AND #472 BETWEEN MARS AND VENUS LANES ON GEIGER KEY, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published September 24, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 1294890 CALL FOR BIDS CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH ROAD RENOVATION PROJECT MILLING AND RESURFACING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, requests a sealed bid for the following project: Project : Road Resurfacing of West Ocean Drive. 1. Mill out 1 inch asphalt S-3 on approximately 7200 square yards of asphalt on West Ocean Drive. 2. Resurfacing of approximately 7200 square yards using S-3 Traffic Level C asphalt approximately 1inch thick to match existing road surface. 3. Regrade the roadway to promote proper stormwater drainage. 4. Roll and compact road surface. 5. Installation of thermoplastic re-striping and RPMs of West Ocean Drive to preconstruction existing conditions. 6. Contractor is responsible for removal of all material (City have first choice to retain millings) and is to provide for traffic control. A ll work to be in compliance with FDOT Specifications. A ll bidders should be properly licensed and insured (submit license and insurance with bid) Bid package including bidder response form and project review are available from Building Official Edward A. Borysiewicz, City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051, phone 305-289-1212, Ext. 1. SEALED BIDS may be submitted as follows: 1. MAIL to City Commission, P.O. Box 510141, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0141 2. DELIVER to City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida SEALED BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:30 A.M. ON Thursday October 16, 2014. PROPOSED COMPLETION OF PROJECT DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2014 TO BE OPENED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK. A report of the bids will be made by the Building Official at the Regular City Commission Meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 City Hall A uditorium. PLEASE MARK ENVELOPES A S FOLLOWS: MILLING AND RESURFACING PROJECT OPENING DATE: October 16, 2014 Bids received after 11:30 a.m. on October 16, 2014 will be returned to the sender unopened. The City Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Cathy Henninger, City Clerk Published September 24, 27, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Goldendoodle 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 305-743-5551 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.PARK MODEL TRAILER in Marathon. Sleeps 4, on water. Handicapped acces., tiki bar.Lot rent $7750/yr; mobile home $45,000. 973-670-5416 or 414-217-8393 1.25acresRedlands Home Site,$74,500orOWNER FINANCE,w/$25Kdown payment.21515SW400th Street,Grandfatherletterclean titlepolicy. CallTom(305)246-3483 firstname.lastname@example.orgKCB 11 St. 75 dock w/50 amp shore power, 6 control depth. Pool. Unfurn 2/2 single family stilt, storarge, cvrd parkg. Avail 1/1 $4,500/mo 305-289-0064 Marathon 3/2 Waterfront, dockage. Furn, utils & WiFi incl. $2,900/mo. FLS.743-2031 manatee@manateehavens. com; manateehavens.com MARATHON 3/3 unfurn home walking distance to Sombrero Beach! W/D, huge fenced yard. Small pet OK. No smkg. $2700mo F/L/S 305-849-0711 Share Smaller Prof. Home Marathon, 92nd St. Private entry, furnished, quiet, clean. Private deck area $650 month incl util. 305-393-2578WATERFRONT MARATHON 2 BR / 2 BA, private, secure, gated, water 3 sides, views, tiki, all tile, s.s. appl., W/D. Long term. $1750 / mo. + util. F/L/S (914) 522-9092 1/2duplexforrent recently remodeled1/2duplex.All appliances.108035thAve Gulf.ContactDianneat305743-7072forinformation.First/ Last/Security/$1,200305-7437072 email@example.comMARATHON WATERFRONT Furnished, 2br, 2 ba, dock, pool, W/D, month to month. $2400 + elect & deposit. 305-900-0113. Available now! MARATHON Bonefish Towers 12th floor. 1 BR/1.5 BA. Ocean & gulf view. Avail Dec March. $3,000 per mo or $2,500 per mo/3mo min. 732-233-5320RV 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. 305-481-4301 MM 100 O/S 2/1 canal, ground level. totally remodeled. $1,350 month includes some utilities. F/L/S. 305-451-3658, 305-986-5493 keys infonet.com ALLclassified adsonline @ keys info net.com 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. BigPineKeyNiceConcrete stilthome,screenporch.Pool&cabanafor quest.Notpermitted,Pondwithwaterfall,Fruit trees,RetractableGreenhouse.Storage,Lotsof parking.Cashbuyer.Notnegotiable. 5Bd/2BthKEYWEST2214sq.home, $499KMakeoer! Setupasguestquarter/ duplex.Singlefamilyhome.5000sq.lot.Needs upgrades.Potential.Roomforpool. CommercialFisherman,Guides!Zonedfor you!$519K. 2oldshingcottages,needswork. needsupgrades.Cashbuyer.Almostacre.Can docharterhere.Canputshingtraps.Both 2bd/1bth.CornerCanalSeawall&BoatBasin. BigPineKey RAINBARRELARTISANVILLAGE Gallery&RetailSpaceforRentM.M.86.7305.992.0330 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Wanttorentlongterm 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgFOR LEASE: Marathon Freestanding Restaurant 2,000 SF on 1/2 Acre Lot IMA/Andrew: 305.661.0110 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bishop, Rosasco & Co. CPAs. EOE. OFFICE MANAGER needed full time to coordinate all administrative functions for a Marathon area contractor. Experience in supervising small numbers of employees, QuickBooks, Word and Excel a plus. Salary range is mid-20s to mid-30s depending upon qualifications. Email responses to email@example.com. 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 NEED RELIABLE appliance delivery & installation / service tech. trainee. Clean driving record a must! Call (305) 664-3662.TECHNICIAN-PARTTIME TECHNICIAN-PARTTIME16 -24hoursperweek,private mosquitomistingcompany. Gooddrivingrecordamust. Apply87899Overseas Highway(CoralMedical)or emailresumeto firstname.lastname@example.org orfaxto8522284305-8537118 email@example.comCustomerService Customerserviceneededfor medicalequipmentcompany. Experienceinthemedicalfield preferred.Faxresumeto888552-5128CONCIERGE/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. Bartenders/Servers, FT or PT Professional w/exp. Refs reqd. Good pay! Apply at Marathon Yacht Club, 825 33rd St, or fax resume 305-289-2076 Cabana 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. NOW HIRING: BREAKFAST & DINNER COOKS Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm. 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, 305-743-5288 Experiencedplumber Apply inpersonat107005thAve Gulf.Musthavecleandrivers license.Drugfreeworkplace. 305-743-7072 email@example.comP/T Maintenance Person, EXPERIENCED, for condos in Key Colony Beach. Please apply to 1121 W. Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach, 33051; or firstname.lastname@example.org 18 HEWES Bonefisher 2000 115hp Yamaha 4 stroke less than 500 hrs, w/trailer. $10,000 OBO. 561-504-5984 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Fox, Bennington pontoons & Blue Wave. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 LIVEABOARD31Hatteras CocoPlumMarina,Marathon. Sliprent575/month.Sleeps6, heat/air,kitchenette,bath. Fightingchair,outriggers, enclosedflybridgewith weatherradar,autopilot, digitalnavigation.Boathasnot beenoperatedfor5years,itis believedthatwithservicingitis fullyfunctional.Ithas2-454 crusaderengines,generator. Movingneedtosell.$10,900 OBO 386-451-7300 email@example.com 250HPYamahaOutboards Pairof2001250HPOX66with 850hrs.Excellentrunning, wellmaintainedand compressionchecked. Completewithrigging,gauges (includingfuelmanagement), andpairof6gallonremoteoil tanks.$10,000727-463-3164 firstname.lastname@example.orgBoat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric incl. MM 99. (305) 942-3495 Commercial Dock for Sale at Fishermens Point, end of 20th St., Ocean, Marathon. Asking $65K. 305-849-7705Live Aboard Dock For Rent. Marathon Call 305-743-6519 WANTED: Up to 250 stone crab trap tags. Contact Bill Miller (813) 363-9926 or email: email@example.com 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com AAA AUTO/AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 WOW LOOK !!! All classified ads posted online at:keys Infonet.com N O W H I R I N G FullTime&PartTimeTellers inMarathon Weareseekingcandidatesforfullandpart-time Tellerpositions.Mustbeflexibleandabletowork weekends.Tellerexperience,cashhandling and/orexcellentcustomerserviceskillsrequired. Toapply,pleasegotowww.my100bank.com,and thenclickCareers.Forassistance,pleasecall Jackieat(305)676-3004.EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/DisabledCentennialBankisanequalopportunityemployer.Allqualifiedapplicantswillreceiveconsiderationforemploymentwithoutregardtorace, religion,color,nationalorigin,sex,age,statusasaprotectveteran, amongotherthings,orstatusasaqualifiedindividualwithdisability. POSITIONSAVAILABLE AT: TheGuidance/CareCenter,Inc. Behavio r a l H e a l thTherapist-M arathon# 187 Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformental healthandsubstanceabuseclientsatMarathonOffice. FloridaLicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred.Fulltime.C l ientAd v o cateKeyWest # 7 4 6 & # 7 9 2 Assistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.FrontOfficeHSDiploma/GED Required.Bilingual,SpanishSpeakingPreferred.CaseM a n a g e r KeyWest # 7 1 1 & KeyLar go #767 Coordinatingandprovidingservicestoadultclients inKeyWest.BachelorsdegreeinaHumanService Fieldand1yearexperienceworkingwithpopulation required.Bilingualpreferred.Fulltime.S p ecial izedCareC oo rdinator 1 i n KeyWes t & 1 inKeyLar g o # 7 4 2 Coordinatesallservicesforclientsinprogramincludingreferral,linkageandcasemanagement.Flexibility andowntransportationamust.Bachelorsdegreeina HumanServiceFieldand1yearexperienceworking withaddictionand/orchildwelfarerequired.Fulltime.Famil y S u p p o r t P e e r M e n t o r 1 inKeyWes t a n d 1 inKeyLar g o # 7 4 5 Assistsindividualswithsubstanceabuseand/ormentalhealthproblemsindevelopingtheskillsandcompetenciesneededtosuccessfullybuildapersonalsupportnetwork.Providerecovery,clienteducationclient interventionandclientadvocacy.HSDiploma/GED required.Atleast1yearofsustainedrecoveryfrom addictionandhavehadpriorinvolvementwithchild welfare.FloridaCPRSpreferred.Fulltime.S u b s tanceAbus eCo u n s e l o r KeyWest # 7 95 ForJailIncarcerationProgramatMonroeCounty DetentionCenterinKeyWest.Bachelorsdegreein HumanServicesFieldrequired.CAPandBilingual Preferred.FulltimeD r i v e r # 7 5 5 Driveandmaintainvanfortransportationofclients. CDLw/PEndorsementAllapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com firstname.lastname@example.org EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-0656JointheMiamiHeraldteam! DISTRICT SALESMANAGERTheMiamiHeraldislookingforaqualiedindividualtojoin theirnewspaperdistributionteamintheLowerKeys/Key Westarea.Youwilloverseeagroupofourcontractedcarriers thatdeliverourproductsintheearlymorninghours,from 4amto8am. Youmusthaveacleandrivingrecord,areliablevehicle, befamiliarwithMicrosoftOceprogramsandhaveprior managementexperience.Salarycommensuratewithability andexperience,healthinsuranceandotherbenetsare available. Pleasesendyourresumetoctownshend@miamiherald.com MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 Marathon Tattoo & Piercings 6363 O/S Hwy, Unit 6 $20 piercings every Tues! 305-453-6693 Darlenes Cleaning ServiceCommercial and Residential 305 395 8066 Licensed & Insured ARTIC TEMP A/C Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic# Cac 053827, 743-5288 Ernest E.Rhodes Plumbing Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 KELLY ELECTRIC -Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC25 743-6098 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0009 www.tikihutsusa.com Lic# CYC000002 Windswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic CAC056989 Call (305) 289-1748 Lic # CAC056989 289-1748COSTCO HEARING AID CENTER offers free hearing tests, outstanding patient service and low prices on premium quality hearing aids. Please call 305-964-4251 to set your appointment. A National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist is on staff. KITCHEN KORNER Real wood cabinets at particle board prices! Freds Beds, 743-7277, Marathon PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. service directorywere at your servicecall us: 743-5551 | email@example.com keys infonet.com keysinfonet.com Keys InfoNet.com P O S I T I O N S A V A I L A B L E A T : T h e G u i d a n c e / C a r e C e n t e r I n c B e h a v i o r a l H e a l t h T h e r a p i s t M a r a t h o n # 1 8 7 Providing individual and group counseling for mental health and substance abuse clients at Marathon Office. Florida License Required: LCSW, LMHC or LMFT. Bi-lingual preferred. Full time.C l i e n t A d v o c a t e K e y W e s t # 7 4 6 & # 7 9 2 Assists individual with mental illness in accessing community services. Front Office HS Diploma/GED Required. Bilingual, Spanish Speaking Preferred. C a s e M a n a g e r K e y W e s t # 7 6 7 & K e y L a r g o # 7 6 7 Coordinating and providing services to adult clients.Bachelors degree in a human service field and 1 year experience working with the population required. Bilingual preferred. Full time.S p e c i a l i z e d C a r e C o o r d i n a t o r 1 i n K e y W e s t & 1 i n K e y L a r g o # 7 4 2 Coordinates all services for clients in program including referral, linkage and case management. Flexibility and own transportation a must. Bachelors degree in a Human Service Field and 1 year experience working with addiction and/or child welfare required. Full time.F a m i l y S u p p o r t P e e r M e n t o r 1 i n K e y W e s t a n d 1 i n K e y L a r g o # 7 4 5 Assists individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health problems in developing the skills and competencies needed to successfully build a personal support network. Provide recovery, client education client intervention and client advocacy. HS Diploma/GED required. At least 1 year of sustained recovery from addiction and have had prior involvement with child welfare. Florida CPRS preferred. Full time.S u b s t a n c e A b u s e C o u n s e l o r K e y W e s t # 7 9 5 For Jail Incarceration Program at Monroe County Detention Center in Key West. Bachelors degree in Human Services Field required. CAP and Bilingual Preferred. Full timeD r i v e r # 7 5 5 Drive and maintain van for transportation of clients. CDL w/ P EndorsementAll applicants must submit: 1) resume; 2) three references; 3) undergo background, fingerprint, and drug screening prior to any offer of employment. Apply online @ http://careers.westcare.com firstname.lastname@example.org EEOC/DFWPFormer applicants need not reapply
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, September 24, 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 GETTING MOTIVATED Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate hosted motivational speaker Mike Ferry during a Sept. 5 seminar at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. Ferry presented to around 70 agents a three-hour overview of attributes and best practices that characterize the most successful real estate agents.LIVING BRIEFSCalling 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. Its a celebration of St. Francis Day, which celebrates St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. All well-behaved animals are welcome.Nominations open for unsung heroesThe Community Foun da tion of the Florida Keys is accepting nominations for its annual Unsung Heroes celebration, recognizing the efforts of volunteers who donate their time and service to the Keys nonprofit organizations. All Monroe County 501(c)3 charitable nonprofits can nominate their volunteer of the year to be honored at the luncheon on Jan. 30 at the Marriott Beachside in Key West. Nominations are due to the foundation by Dec. 15. Forms are available at www.cffk.org.Literacy-Monroe needs tutors, spaceThe Literacy Volunteers of America-Monroe County seek volunteer tutors to work on a one-to-one and small-group basis with students who need help with reading, writing and communicating in English. The group also is searching for office space in Key West and Marathon. For more information, contact Assistant Director Dawn Nolan at (305) 619-0507 or info@lva-Monroe.org. Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com YOU HAVE IT. Good times for beer enthusiastIts easier than ever to savor similar drinks in different worlds. The good news: The craft-beer movement shows no signs of slowing down, nor does the popularity of wine. Americans now drink more wine and more craft beer than any other country. It is easier than ever for enthusiasts to cross over and plant their palates in both worlds. This is simply a matter of looking at the flavors and textures of ones favored beverages, along with such elements as weight, spiciness and acidity. Here are some formulaic suggestion for both crowds:Wheat beer = bracing whites and sparkling wines. Besides the acidity and minerality in these beverages, they share citrus flavors and effervescence, even in many of the non-bubbly whites. Think grner veltliner, French and Kiwi sauvignon blancs and most whites from the Mediterranean (Spain, Italy, Greece).Pilsner = crisp, refreshing reds and whites. Pinot grigio is the obvious choice, but its cousin pinot noir, especially as its vinified in Burgundy and New Zealand, is a nice choice because of its elegance and herbal/earthy notes. Rieslings, especially the drier ones, also are a great crossover intro. Farmhouse ale/saison = chardonnay. Juicy and often spicy, full-flavored with some late heft, these beverages also often show a certain yeastiness and plenty of fruit on the palate. Even drier chards like those from Chablis work here, perhaps because of their chalkiness.Lambic = Lambrusco (that should be easy to remember) and gamay. That whole sweet/tart thing bridges these libations. Todays Lambruscos (as opposed to their oft-treacly forbears) have nailed that balance, as have the better vintners in Beaujolais. Cab francs from the Loire and your tarter red Burgundies are a nice option as well.IPA = nebbiolo, tannat and petite sirah. The in-yourface uber-hoppiness of todays IPAs bring more than a little bitterness to the palate in much the same way as uber-tannic red wines do. For most aficionados, especially on the beer side, the bitterer, the better.Brown ale = merlot and cabernet. Big flavors with hints of nuttiness and toastiness bond these potables, which (at least in the good ones) have silky but hearty finishes. These can work at the dinner table with roasted or braised dishes, but might be best enjoyed by a crackling fire.Porter = syrah. Speaking of winter, some fellow syrah-loving Minnesot ans and I often tease warmweather denizens about how short their syrah season is. The same goes for porters, whose rich brown malt flavors are similar to the smoky, minerally goodness of your better syrahs (including shirazes from Australia, a onceoverrated and now underrated wine).Stout = tempranillo. These burly, full-bodied sippers both deliver great weight but with a strong undercurrent of cocoa/coffee flavors. They often can be so chewy that they seem more like food than beverage.Required palates similar to wine drinkersBy BILL WARDMCTFOOD & WINE