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VOLUME 59, NO. 38 ● 25 CENTS


Counts added for rental suspect Forgery now big part of fraud case By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer


This waterspout, spotted just before 11 a.m. Thursday on Marathon’s oceanside around mile marker 53, signals that the Florida Keys’ rainy season is about to start. A series of smaller spouts was spotted off Key Colony Beach right around the same time.

A handwriting analysis could be introduced as evidence against a former Tavernier vacation-rental agent jailed on more than 100 fraud-related counts. John D. Williams, 52, has remained at the Monroe County Detention Center since his October arrest, with no bond allowed. On Jan. 31, Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia approved a request from the State Attorney’s Office to seek a Williams handwriting sample. Most of the counts against Williams stem from allegations that he defrauded vacation-rental clients out of deposits paid for homes that

Williams had overbooked or at properties he never represented. In January, prosec u t o r s WILLIAMS added five counts of forgery on public documents filed to create corporations. “He has forged the signature of Martin Katz on numerous documents, furthermore the defendant has entered into contractual agreements under an assumed, or alias, name,” says a Jan. 17 prosecution request. “A handwriting analysis of the defendant is needed by the prosecution to assist in establishing the identity of the defendant.” Katz, a licensed realestate broker, told detectives that Williams apparently used ●

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56 applicants for superintendent By SEAN KINNEY

The Monroe County School Board has 56 applicants from which to choose the School District’s next superintendent. When the 5 p.m. Friday deadline hit, Superintendent Jesus Jara was the only Florida Keys candidate despite speculation over the weeks that other local candidates would emerge, especially when it came to light that Jara doesn’t meet the qualifications the School Board set for the job. One of the qualifications

Next up: Search committee meets Thursday to short-list candidates is having served as a school principal at least three years. Jara was principal of a Springfield, Mass., high school for two years and 10 months. School Board members say his experience as the Keys superintendent makes up for that. Next up is short-listing the applicant pool. That will be accomplished through a scoring process done by the board’s 22-member search committee, which meets Thursday at 9 a.m. at the

convicted of the felonies and remains on probation. The next two superintendents, Jara and Joe Burke before him, were governorappointed. Burke left last year to head Lee County schools in Southwest Florida. Technically, Acevedo’s term is ongoing, ending in January 2013, when the new superintendent will take over — or Jara will continue in the job. The 2012 search process got off to a rocky start with the hiring, then quick dismissal, of consultant Wayne Blanton, executive director

Marathon High School media center. Previously, Keys schools superintendents were elected. But in 2010, countywide voters passed a referendum calling for the position to be filled by the board. Randy Acevedo was the last elected superintendent, elected in 2008. The following year, then-Gov. Charlie Crist removed him from office following his indictment on three official-misconduct charges. He was

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New iPhone rules coming for county Meanwhile, prosecutor waits on AT&T By RYAN McCARTHY

The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday might do away with buying Apple iPhones and iPads for county employees. County staff is slated to introduce a plan offering stipends to employees for their personal phones in the wake of allegations that former Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller stole and resold many county Apple devices to friends and co-workers.

County Administrator Roman Gastesi said the plan would require a transition, but that it would include the same employees who use county-owned iPhones now. He said a stipend program “seems to be the trend” in other counties. “You have to be on call, or you’re out of the office all the time, or you’re an emergency responder. It’s really what we have now,” Gastesi said. “It solves the inventory issue but more importantly, it solves the issue of personal use.” According to county documents, employees would receive the following stipends: ● For voice service only, a stipend of $13.85 per pay ●

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County: Sue to stop power Keys Energy ready to start wiring island By RYAN McCARTHY

It didn’t take long for Monroe County to react to the Utility Board of Key West’s Wednesday approval of two contracts to run commercial power lines to No Name Key by summer’s end. Next Wednesday, Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger will ask the County Commission, meet-

ing in Key Largo, to sue Lower Keys utility Keys Energy Services in an effort to get an injunction against running the lines. Monroe officials have concerns about running power lines over conservation land and issuing permits to connect lines to poles on No Name. Both are prohibited under county code. In addition to asking permission to sue, Shillinger will ask the commission to adopt a resolution invoking the Florida Governmental Conflict Resolution Act, essentially a mediation process.

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“It’s what the School Board and city of Key West used to mitigate the [Horace O’ Bryant Middle School] height issue,” he said. “Before governments spend resources litigating against each other, there’s a process to resolve disagreements between the two bodies.” The contracts approved by the Utility Board with the No Name Key Property Owners Association are for $194,000. They’re part of a $648,752 total project cost that Keys Energy spokesman Julio Barroso said the association has already paid in full. Homeowners on the 43-

home, 1,000-acre Lower Keys island off Big Pine Key have wrangled for decades over commercial electricity on the off-the-grid island. Homeowners now use solar panels and diesel generators to power their houses. Thirty-two of the 43 homes belong to association members who have signed on for electricity. They’re banking that Monroe County’s legal concerns will be solved by the time the lines go in. In March 2011, the county filed for a declaratory judgment in Circuit Court, ●


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Storm shelter training planned

Doctor dies diving wreck Code compliance Smithwick has family in Marathon

The six-month hurricane season starts on June 1 and in anticipation, Monroe County is looking for volunteers to work in Keys hurricane shelters if the need arises. County Emergency Management staff plans to conduct shelter management training from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 at the firehouse at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. To find out more, call Emergency Management Senior Planner Jerry O’Cathey at 289-6012.

By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer

A doctor from Tennessee died in a diving accident Thursday, apparently while fighting a speared fish on the Vandenberg shipwreck. Ollie Smithwick, 39, an anesthesiologist at the Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, was diving off a private boat with two friends on a spearfishing trip off Key West. Smithwick, who was vacation with his wife and 10-month child, has family in the Middle Keys. Using a nitrox mix to dive the Vandenberg, Smithwick entered the water



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The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria. The following beaches have health advisories against swimming: ● Sombrero Beach, Marathon.


The city of Marathon and attorney Richard Warner vary widely on their interpretation of a judge’s ruling in the case of the former Overseas Liquor & Lounge. In an April 24 order,

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Robert Raymond Boudreau (Bob) age 76 lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Bob passed away peacefully at Homestead Hospital surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Brooklyn NY in 1935 to Norman and Lillian Boudreau. He traveled west working for The US Forest Service in Montana, independently leading mule teams into the Bob Marshall Wilderness area for six month periods to construct fire towers. He joined the US Air Force in 1955, becoming a pilot and a medic. While stationed with NATO forces in Laon, France he met and married his wife of 52 years, Marie Ann. Two of his daughters, Serena and Sophie were born in France. While living in France he also drove on the Belgian Formula Race Team and owned a business in Paris. Bob returned to the United States where his third daughter, Christine was born. In New York he became one of the BRAVEST, joining the New York City Fire Department in 1968. He worked at Engine Company 212 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Engines 75 and 52 in the Bronx. He served bravely on the fire department for 21 years before moving to Key Colony Beach. While in the Keys he lived his dream, becoming a liscenced Captain and chartering his own boat, the ‘‘Comin Home’’ out of Whale Harbor Marina. Bob loved to joke, tell stories and fish. He is survived by his wife Marie, his three daughters: Serena, Sophie and Christine and his three grandchildren: Cole, Louis and Ava. A memorial service is being planned for a future date and will be announced when details are confirmed.

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made a 911 call. Crew members from a commercial dive boat near the scene responded and brought Smithwick to the surface. Smithwick was moved to a U.S. Coast Guard vessel for the trip to shore but attempts to revive him during the trip were not successful. He was pronounced dead at Lower Keys Medical Center. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death. It apparently was the third death related to diving or snorkeling in Florida Keys waters in 2012, and the first since January. Smithwick joined the staff at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in 2008. He received his medical degree at the Texas Tech Medical Center School of Medicine.

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first, about 10 minutes ahead of his two companions, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Once the second two divers reached the shipwreck, a 520-foot retired military ship scuttled as an artificial reef, one of Smithwick’s companions “was startled when he spotted a large fish thrashing around near the side of the vessel,” said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin. When the divers swam to the stern and investigated, “they found what they think was a large amberjack, speared,” Herrin said. “They traced the line from the fish back to the speargun and found Smithwick, who did not appear to be responsive.” Unable to inflate Smithwick’s buoyancy compensator, the two divers returned to the surface and


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Ina Mae Richter, July 16, 1933 - April 27, 2012. Ina died of breast cancer, and was with Hospice of the Keys. Ina is survived by her loving husband, John Richter, of Marathon and Racine, Wi; brother-in-law James Richter, Ca.; children: John Richter, New Mexico, Mary Ellen Sanford, Ca., Patricia Marszalkowski, Marathon; son-In-law, Ed Marszalkowski, Marathon. Ina Mae was predeceased by her 2 children, Lawrence Richter and James Thomas Richter. Ina Mae is also survived by granddaughters, Kimberly, of Nebraska and Kristal of California; great-grandchildren, Zach, Seth, Vida and Tiffany and niece, Paulette Batka. Memorial Service will be held at a later date and will be published in this newspaper.

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin reversed a City Council decision denying the landmark building the right to be used as a package store selling liquor. But in doing so, Marathon City Attorney Joe Jimenez says, Audlin voided the entirety of the city’s land development regulations. They were approved in Ordinance 2007-03, which Audlin voided in his order. “The main issue is the order seems to be saying that the LDRs only apply to the Overseas,” Jimenez said. “We feel there was a misapplication of the law and the rules allow us to respectfully file a motion for rehearing.” Jimenez did just that on Wednesday, filing a motion for rehearing and/or clarification of Audlin’s order. Warner told the Keynoter Audlin’s ruling is meant to be specific to the Overseas property, not the entire LDRs. “It really doesn’t go beyond that, which is fair. It was a huge ordinance that was passed and that’s the judge’s problem with it. They buried this one thing

in there,” he said. The property, which belongs to the estate of Joseph Ardolino, falls under a 2007 law banning liquor sales at businesses within 1,500 feet of a school, church or other establishment selling liquor. The Overseas was last open as a bar and package store in February 2008. City law considers the non-conforming use abandoned after 18 months, stymieing Marathon resident John’s Foster effort to reopen it. In his order, Audlin also focused on proper notice, saying the city failed to notify the Ardolino estate of its intent to make a package store a non-conforming use. He cites state statutes that require notification of zoning-map changes to “land involving less than 10 contiguous acres.” The city contends that while the Overseas property was the “only property made non-conforming after the adoption” of the LDRS, “all properties within the 1,500foot distance radius were affected by that section.”


City finalizes tow ordinance 13-mile limit on how far tows can go By RYAN McCARTHY

The Marathon City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a law aimed at alleviating issues with towing from private properties. The council approved a $100 registration fee for tow operators on April 24 and amended the law to drop a requirement for a notarized signature from the property owner when towing from private property. The fee basically puts tow operators on notice that the city can remove their right to tow from private property if they’re abusing the privilege. As for removing the required signature, “That can be cumbersome and I would agree that as long as it’s the person whose property it is, that would be OK,” Councilwoman Ginger Snead said. The city also incorporated provisions suggested by local tow company operators, including: ● The law will apply to all tow companies performing non-consent towing in

the city. ● No vehicle, unless instructed by a vehicle owner, would be towed greater than 13 miles. ● No tow company could charge fees in excess of the fees established by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for tow services. The council backed off approving a law in November that would require tow companies to accept traveler’s checks, credit cards and debit cards, in addition to cash, after two operators argued against the measure. But council members said they continued receiving complaints about private-property towing, in particular at the former Quay restaurant property at mile marker 54. The estate of Gus Boulis owns the property. Florida Keys Towing owner Bill Pruitt received permission from Fort Lauderdale-based property manager Flagler Real Estate to remove cars from the private lot. It’s adjacent to a city boat ramp. Pruitt had placed roughly 10 “no parking” signs on the property, which have recently been removed. He said Flagler asked him to do so because the city is expected to lease the property.

called ineffective Department now must get OK to investigate By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer

Marathon’s Code Compliance Department lacks teeth and has too much oversight from elected officials, Mayor Pete Worthington says. Worthington made his feelings known at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, calling for the department to be allowed to pursue complaints without permission from council members or City Manager Roger Hernstadt. Hernstadt told the Keynoter city code “puts no limit on how complaints can be filed,” but that direction from past councils has been otherwise. “The council has said they don’t want the staff to act on anonymous complaints. If the person doesn’t want to leave their name, they can contact a council person or me and if we feel that the situation is serious enough, we can file the complaint on that individual’s behalf,” he said. That means council members have been involved in fielding code complaints,

which Worthington says is not in their job description. “I just don’t think it’s done that way in most municipalities and it’s something we need to talk about,” he said on Tuesday. Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay disagreed, saying he has no problem fielding anonymous complaints. “That’s my job. I’m willing to do it and I’m pleased to do it and I’ll continue to do it,” he said. “I really believe someone has to authorize a staff action. That’s done all the time.” Worthington said method of enforcement leads to numerous complaints slipping through the cracks and prohibits code violations from being handled properly. He also claims lack of enforcement leads to numerous eyesore properties that affect property values in the city. “We’re lacking in increases in property value when compared to the rest of the county. I’m looking around and wondering why that might be,” he said. “We need a code department that can deal with complaints.” Worthington agreed to put a publicly noticed discussion item on June 12 council agenda.

Broker’s name reportedly forged From Williams, 1A Katz’s name, state brokerlicense details and federal tax ID to file legal documents with the Florida Department of State to create several corporations involved in the vacation-rental operation. Katz was listed as a registered agent of the corporations. Katz told investigators his name was used “without his permission or knowledge.” The corporations included Florida Keys Adventures, Keys Tropical Vacation, Keys Dream Realty and Resort Property Management. Most of the vacationers contacted Williams through online advertising for properties. “John Williams has opened and closed several other management companies with the intent to defraud,” an investigator wrote. “Once he is confronted, he will open a new account.” Williams also is accused of using false names — Doug Collins, David Osbourne, Johnson Williams and Gary Delich among them — when dealing with rental customers.

When customers complained about rentals canceled days before their trip, Williams would claim a sudden sale of the property, or fault “Doug Collins” or another non-existent coworker for the error, records in the court file show. One client paid $10,000 to Williams for six summer weeks in 2011 at a Tavernier property. Williams abruptly canceled the stay, costing the vacationer additional money to make alternate plans. “The defendant indicated he would locate another location under his management but never followed through,” says a Sheriff’s Office report. In another case, a couple that rented a waterfront property for their wedding was told two days before the event that the site was not available. Williams, who once was authorized to book vacation rentals, had been fired by the Canadian owners of one frequently advertised home because of overbookings and unpaid rent. Williams reportedly continued to advertise the home and take deposits.

Stipends would replace phones From iPhones, 1A period and bi-annual equipment stipend of $100. ● For access to texting and phone services, a stipend of $23.08 per pay period and bi-annual equipment stipend of $100. ● For employees that must have access to a smart phone, a stipend of $46.15 per pay period and bi-annual equipment stipend of $200. ● Employees would have the option to transfer their existing county iPhones to a personal account. Meanwhile, Mayor David Rice put a discussion item on the County Commission’s meeting agenda for Wednesday to talk about disciplining employees who may have abused their iPhone and iPad privileges. “I’ve been doing things and have some recommendations about ways to go here and want to communicate that to the commission,” Rice said. However, he doesn’t want the county to conduct an internal investigation into the possible iPad and iPhone thefts until the State Attorney’s Office finishes its probe into the matter. “The state attorney will be investigating and they will be issuing a report which will give us the information we need to make decisions on,”

he said. “Until we know who did what, we’re not going to punish anybody. I don’t see how we could.” Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson has been investigating Druckemiller and State Attorney Dennis Ward is having a grand jury look into the matter when Wilson gets county phone records from AT&T. Wilson said Thursday he’s still waiting on the records. Monroe County Clerk Danny Kolhage is also conducting an audit of the Technical Services Department in conjunction with the State Attorney’s Office. “We’re working with the state attorney,” he said. “We’re not going to do anything in terms of releasing a report until the State Attorney’s Office says it’s OK to do so.” At latest count, it’s believed Druckemiller stole 36 county iPhones and 12 iPads, conservatively valued at $15,000 combined. That includes County Administrator Roman Gastesi, who paid cash for two iPads and two iPhones, and senior systems analyst Hank Kokenzie, who paid cash for three iPads and two iPhones. Druckemiller has implied several other county employees are involved. She resigned Feb. 24. She was earning $75,489 per year.

Saturday, May 12, 2012




Gracy remains off the job Principal accused of harassment By SEAN KINNEY

Hammond Gracy, principal at Marathon Middle/High School, on Friday remained off the job, two days after being reassigned to work at Monroe County School District headquarters following an accusation of sexual harassment and allowing a hostile work environment. Superintendent Jesus Jara on Thursday confirmed that another Marathon High employee levied the allegations. Jara said he met with the school staff and faculty on Thursday morning in Marathon.

“I was there and I told them our biggest concern is making sure the investigation is handled GRACY appropriately and the students continue to move in the right direction.” “We told him that we were reassigning him and he needed to leave so he left the school,” Jara said. “We need to bring resolution to this as soon as possible,” Jara said, citing upcoming school events like the prom and graduation. Gracy’s been principal at Marathon since June 2010 and earns $105,590 annually. Before that, he spent 33 years in the Jacksonville educational system. He’s married

with three daughters.

Booker settlement On Tuesday the School Board, with no discussion, agreed to a settlement with 11-year administrator Sunny Booker, who last year was removed from her post as principal of the Academic Connections for Excellence alternative school and reassigned as a traveling assistant principal. Jara formally reprimanded Booker following an investigation over how she raised money and paid for a graduation luncheon. That prompted her to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which helps enforce federal law banning discrimination. In the settlement, both parties “acknowledge that the

finding [of insubordination] was based on the incorrect assumption that Booker had access to an internal account for school-related funds.” Booker won’t seek to renew her contract when it expires on June 28, and in the meantime, she won’t go to work, instead using an accrued 89 paid sick days.


Schools tax hike dead Instead, cuts will continue By SEAN KINNEY

Despite taking a browbeating from teachers, the Monroe County School Board on Tuesday voted to not pursue a countywide referendum seeking more tax dollars to staunch a budget deficit. Three of the five board members instead favor keeping with planned cuts totaling about $6.2 million. Included in those cuts are continuing seven unpaid furlough days for teachers and other schools staff, an overhaul of the employee health-care plan that passes on the financial burden to teachers and eliminating some alternative education, Advanced Placement and honors programs. Board member Ron Martin, a former Coral Shores High School principal, pleaded with his colleagues to put the tax question to voters in the Aug. 14 primary, but drew support only from board member Duncan Mathewson, who is not seeking a thirdterm in office this year. Representatives of the United Teachers of Monroe union and individual teachers decried the plummeting morale at the school level and continued to accuse board members and Superintendent Jesus Jara

of violating their three-year employment contract. UTM contends the furloughs and a delay of planned raises violate the contract. District officials, citing two rulings from the state Public Employees Relations Commission, contend financial necessity legitimizes the unilateral reductions. The union has appealed the matter to the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. Martin framed the opposition to the referendum as “politicizing education” by considering the potential voter backlash and the district’s poor track record of financial management. The proposed levy of 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value would raise some $2.8 million annually. The current tax is $3.565 per $1,000 of assessed property value “I’m not afraid of losing,” Martin said. “I don’t understand this concept of ‘well, if we lose, it’s going to set a precedent.’ I don’t think about politicizing education and the needs of the children. I think about providing what we need to give to the children.” Board Chairman John Dick countered: “We need to live within our means.” “I will not gamble our future on a short-term BandAid,” Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths said. “I love this district too much.” Mathewson called that

Committee meets Thursday From Superintendent, 1A of the Florida School Boards Association. The search committee criticized him for stagnating the process. The scoring document used to short-list the applicants uses numerical rankings from zero to 10 in the following categories: Highest level of education attained, current employment, size of school district, state experience, fiscal management, administrative experience and profes-

sional qualities. Board Chairman John Dick said he has reviewed some of the applications and found “some of those applicants nowhere near qualified.” When the committee meets Thursday, “They’ll whittle it down to a workable group,” he said. A list of the applicants and their resumes is available at www.keysschools .com. Scroll down on the home page.

Another lawsuit looks imminent From No Name, 1A seeking a decision about whether lines can go in. Circuit Court Judge David Audlin ruled on Jan. 31 that the final decision lies with the state Public Service Commission. Five No Name Key homeowners appealed that decision on Feb. 4, with the county joining in because the appeal takes the side of the county’s ordinance. It will be in the Third District Court of Appeal. Meanwhile, the contracts with Pike Electric LLC and Allcom Networks Inc. will cover the construction of the overhead electric lines and installation of a bridge conduit system on the No Name Key Bridge. Barroso Keys Energy anticipates construction would

commence the week of June 11 and the homes of interested customers could be energized by mid- to late August. The contract with Pike Electric is for $69,000, while the contract for bridge conduit with Allcom is $125,000. The Keys Energy board unanimously voted to extend power lines to No Name Key on March 7, but re-bid contracts after original prices didn’t hold up.

“purple-hearted rhetoric.” Key Largo School kindergarten teacher Kathy Caputo told the board, “My heart is so heavy. The contract doesn’t seem to mean anything. It means something about what we’re held accountable for, not to what this School Board is held accountable for.” Former UTM president and current business agent Leon Fowler said even if a referendum failed, “we’re no worse off.” “We really need that millage,” he continued. “What we want it for is to stop the bleeding for what has been happening with our programs, our salaries, our employees being outsourced and so on.” Jara projects $74 million in revenue for fiscal year 2012-13 compared to $83 million in estimated expenses.

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Wallace “Bruce” Freeman 6/30/44 - 4/19/12 Wallace “Bruce” Freeman, aged 67, passed away suddenly at his home in Tennessee on April 19, 2012. Bruce was born in Manitowoc,Wisconsin on June 30, 1944 to Verbon & Lorene Freeman. His brother Brent preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Norma, sons Ronnie & Mike, Mike’s fiancé Paula Wolfe, grandchildren Brent, Brandon & Kyle; Parents Verb & Lorene Freeman of Winter Haven, Fl; sisters Karen Mercier of Winter Haven, Fl.& Sharon Bossert of Marathon, Fl.; sister-in-laws Donna Mailliard & Nancy Smith of Tennessee & Brenda Norton of Hollywood, Fl.; brother-in-laws, Mark Mercier, Mike Bossert, Wayne Mailliard, Gary Smith & Roy Norton along with numerous nieces & nephews whom he loved & enjoyed in life. Bruce moved to Marathon in 1955 with his family & graduated from Marathon High School where he was a member of the Boys Club of America. He worked at the Florida Keys Keynoter in his spare time. After graduation, he attened Lenoir Rhyne College in N.C. where he was a member of Tau-Kappa Epsilon “Teke” Fraternity. Three years later he returned to Florida & attended barber school where he met Norma. They married in 1968 & lived briefly in Dania, Fl. before returning to Marathon where they opened up the Marathon Shores Barber Shop. Bruce went on to obtain his realtor/brokers license & opened up Real Estate Business Investments with partner Ron Lewis & soon thereafter they developed Gulfside Village which is the current location of the barber shop today. Bruce came from a long line of barbers: father, Verb, opened his shop in 1957, later in the 60’s, mother, Lorene, owned/operated a beauty shop for many years. Bruce kept the Sheriff’s Department in ‘Flat Tops’ for the last 40 years. The barber shop continues to operate today, offering the same high quality of service that Bruce was known for. When not working, Bruce loved fishing, hunting, & golfing; especially with his sons & grandsons. He enjoyed traveling with Norma & in recent years, working on their home in Tennessee. A celebration of his life will be held on May 19, 2012 at the Sombrero Beach Pavilion from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.






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Saturday, May 12, 2012



New anchoring law goes to county By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer

Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEY

Fast Buck Freddie’s owner Tony Falcone launched a closing sale Friday that will culminate in the retailer shutting its doors.

Fast Buck Freddie’s liquidating By SEAN KINNEY

Eager bargain hunters hit Fast Buck Freddie’s on Friday to take advantage of a sale that marks the beginning of the end for the iconic Duval Street department store in Key West. Owner Tony Falcone said that after nearly four decades in business, changes in the Key West and global retail markets have forced the closure. He cited online shopping

but also said: “The biggest change happened when the cruise ships arrived” in the mid-1990s, leading to a preponderance of low-price T-shirt and trinket shops on the main Old Town tourist thoroughfare. “It’s certainly a different town than it was in the 1970s.” “Everyone says change is good,” an optimistic Falcone said with a smile, adding, “It has been an incredible 37 years.” A few feet away, a store employee painted “closing”

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in block red letters on the storefront windows, known for creative displays filled with winks and nods to local culture and politics. Falcone said he would continue to operate Fast Buck’s At Home, 726 Caroline St., which specializes in furniture and interior design pieces Falcone buys in bulk on trips to Java, Borneo and other Southeast Asian countries. He said while people go into the main store and snap pictures of merchandise in an effort to locate a cheaper alternative online, the furniture pieces are so unique and found in such isolated places that it would be difficult for a regular consumer to duplicate. At the main Fast Buck Freddie’s at 500 Duval St., merchandise was marked off 20 percent on Friday. Falcone said discounts would be upped until everything is sold off; he estimates a hard close sometime around Memorial Day. Falcone and business partner Bill Conkle opened the original Fast Buck Freddie’s, named after a Jefferson Starship song, in 1976 in premises now occupied by the La Trattoria restaurant, 524 Duval St.

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Boats deemed in danger of sinking would be banned from managed anchoring zones by a revamped ordinance returning to the Monroe County Commission on Wednesday. The ordinance, drafted under a pilot program authorized by the Florida Legislature, proposes to create new regulated anchoring zones in Key West Harbor, Lower Keys sites at Boca Chica Channel and Cow Key Channel, in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor and in Key Largo’s Sunset Cove. Boats exhibiting “conditions known to precede a derelict vessel condition” would be barred from anchoring or mooring in the specified areas. At its April 18 meeting, the county commissioners ordered a prior draft ordinance strengthened. “Let’s put some beef in there” to prevent new derelict boats, Mayor David Rice said. Now the updated ordinance seeks to ban boats “not able to be used for navigation.” Other trouble indicators are vessels “listing,” “sinking,” “aground” or “in danger of breaking its mooring.” Charmaine Smith Ladd, a Marathon resident who serves as executive director of the Boaters’ Anchoring Rights and Responsibilities group, questions aspects of the new ordinance. “These people don’t

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officers also could look for “pre-derelict” boats within the managed areas, according to the ordinance. At the request of the staff at Naval Air Station Key West, the ordinance also sets out no-anchoring zones near the base shoreline, under runway crash zones and near explosives storage areas. Monroe County is one of five Florida coastal areas allowed to draft new anchoring rules on a test basis to cover stationary vessels outside existing mooring zones. The anchoring program seeks to reduce the number of poorly maintained or abandoned boats that sink and turn into navigational or environmental hazards. Cost of removing sunken derelict boats far exceeds the available funding to remove any significant number of vessels. The 2009 state law authorizing the program says the FWC must approve rules for each of the test zones. Local regulations within municipal jurisdiction of Key West and Marathon would require agreement with their respective city councils. The pilot program ends July 1, 2014, unless the Legislature extends it. The Monroe County Commission will consider the ordinance at around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102.5 on Key Largo.


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understand boats,” Ladd said Thursday. “The more they try to do, the more it makes them look silly.” Ladd, who endorsed the earlier version of the ordinance, singled out the ban on “listing” boats. “That’s crazy. Every boat lists a little,” Ladd said. “So how much can a boat list?” The revised rule requires proof of a vessel sewage pumpout within 10 days of arrival. The prior draft ordinance had a 30-day grace period. Ladd said the 10-day period should not bother most responsible boaters. “It’s my understanding the county is going to focus a lot on [unoccupied] stored boats, which is a positive,” Ladd said. Rich Jones, senior administrator of the county’s Marine Resources office, said Thursday that since releasing the updated ordinance, “I haven’t received any comments.” Previously, both the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary rejected suggestions that the agencies’ voluntary boat-inspection programs be used to regulate to anchoring zones. “However, [FWC officials] are fine with us having what we are calling ‘pre-derelict conditions’ in the ordinance,” Jones said. “Anything in the ordinance would be jointly enforced by FWC” and the Sheriff’s Office. Local code-enforcement

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INVITATION FOR BID for BATHTUB SURROUNDS Procurement Number MCHA 12-B-021 The Monroe County Housing Authority will receive sealed bids to remove and replace bathtub surrounds and related accessories at Newport Village Housing Complex, 1 Harry Davis Circle, Key Largo, Florida until 12:00 PM NOON on June 20, 2012, at the Eastwind Apartment Office, 240 Sombrero Road, Marathon, Florida, 33050. Bid documents are available by contacting Larry Keys at 305/296-5621 or KEYSL@KWHA.ORG. There will be a pre-bid conference at the site at 10:00 am on May 24, 2012. BID GUARANTEE IS REQUIRED IF THE BID EXCEEDS $100,000.00. Funding for this project is from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funding FY 2008, 10DB-K4-11-54-02-K24. By: J. Manuel Castillo, Sr., Executive Director

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Peary Court goes to commission By SEAN KINNEY

With the pending sale of military-owned Peary Court to a private company, the Key West City Commission on Tuesday is set to consider two things that will help shape the future of the 157unit Old Town neighborhood. The U.S. Navy’s housing partner, Southeast Housing LLC, is in the process of selling the 24-acre gated community to private interest White St. Partners LLC. The Navy owns the land while Southeast Housing owns the buildings. On the city’s end, Planning Department staff recommends a future land-use-map designation for Peary Court called historic medium density residential, which does not

allow for commercial or transient uses of the homes. And to be consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan, 30 percent of the housing would have to be set aside as affordable based on income restrictions. White St. Partners has presented plans to build about 20 new affordable units on the Palm Avenue property. To do so, it needs an equal number of building permit allocations, which the city does not have. Development in the Keys is overseen by the state and hinges on rate-of-growth ordinances, which create a permit allocation system that ties a fixed number of people and cars to certain types of units. It’s intended to evacuate the Keys in 24 hours in

the event of a hurricane. As for Southeast Housing, its Key West-based lawyer, David Paul Horan, contends the affordability requirement doesn’t apply to Peary Court. He says the rule is intended for new construction, not units that have been there since 1993. “The affordability, having to do with 30 percent of new housing having to be affordable, that has to do with new housing,� Horan said. “In other words, when you get a ROGO allocation from the city or from the county, then you can build your new housing but you can’t even get a building permit unless you have your ROGO allocations. If you bought existing ROGOs, you can use those and


City tries boosting recycle rate By SEAN KINNEY

A firm contracted to help Key West boost recycling rates and increase trash-hauling efficiency on Thursday recommended the city switch to three curbside pickups, with one pickup each for trash, recyclables and yard waste. Presenting its draft master plan for solid waste to the City Commission, staff from Tampa-based Kessler Consulting also recommended the city hire a full-time recycling manager and identify a long-term site to compost food waste and other bio-solids. The City Commission hired Kessler in September 2010 for $379,000; since then, the firm has conducted multiple “waste composition surveys� based on analysis of trash, and concluded there

have been “no measurable improvements thus far� to the city’s recycling rate, which lingers between 7 percent and 10 percent. But there’s plenty of opportunity for improvement: Kessler’s research indicates 71 percent of the city’s waste stream comprises recyclables and compostables — including yard waste — that could be diverted from landfills or waste-toenergy processing. The city’s current pickup schedule is two days, one for trash and recyclables, the other for yard waste. The so-called 1-1-1 pickup, with yard waste, recyclables and household trash being picked up separately, coupled with the distribution of wheeled recycling carts as opposed to bins, would help boost residential participation, Mitch Kessler said. That’s the first part of a

multi-year initiative that consultants recommend end in some level of official enforcement from the city against people not recycling. Kessler emphasized yardwaste diversion as a big step toward reducing trash hauling; he also said the volume is such — 14 percent of all waste generated — that it may be difficult to provide bins big enough to hold it all. “You generate enough yard waste here that it would probably be difficult to containerize it all,� he said. “There’s all kinds of options and ways to do that and we’d work with staff and your service provider to find the best way to do it for residents.� The city contracts with trash giant Waste Management, paying around $2.4 million for residential hauling; that agreement can be voided with 180 days.


Deep-water grouper, snapper ban ends By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer

A 16-month ban on fishing for several types of deepwater fish off the Florida Keys disappeared Thursday. The prohibition against taking seven grouper and snapper species from waters deeper than 240 feet ended when the National Marine Fisheries Service published a revised rule in the May 10 Federal Register. Two overfished species the deepwater ban sought to protect — Warsaw grouper and speckled hind — remain illegal to harvest and possess. However, recreational and commercial anglers now can resume fishing in deep water for snowy grouper, blueline tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper and silk snapper.

All bottom fishing for deep-water grouper and snapper species in South Atlantic waters deeper than 240 feet, from North Carolina to Key West, was prohibited on Jan. 31, 2011. Fishery managers covered all the species to avoid an accidental bycatch of Warsaw grouper and speckled hind, which “typically do not survive being reeled up from such great depths,� Fisheries Service staff said. After hearing from commercial and recreational fishermen, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted to repeal the overall closure last August. The rule change Thursday made it official. “There is evidence from both public comments and new analysis of data that the prohibition is not effective at its stated purpose and


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comes at a higher economic cost to fishermen than originally anticipated,� an agency statement says. Speckled hind and Warsaw grouper are “two species of fish that most anglers will never encounter in a lifetime of fishing,� Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association, said earlier this year. The Recreational Fishing Alliance, an advocacy group for anglers and spearfishers, sued in January 2011 in a failed bid to block the rule from orginally taking effect.

there’s no affordability component in those.� Mayor Craig Cates said he favors requiring 30 percent affordable housing at Peary Court. “The whole thing was intended to be affordable housing.� Navy spokeswoman Trice Denny said Peary Court was meant as an affordable alternative for service members as compared to the rest of Key West and not meant to bolster the city’s pool of affordable housing. The commission meeting is at 6 p.m. at Old City Hall.

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6A Saturday, May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

Opinion & Editorial



Fact: Windstorm rates unfair

Help our seniors

The numbers don’t lie; state must rework insurance risk model “Movement on wind policies?” That was a Page 1 headline in Wednesday’s Keynoter. After such a long time trying to argue the case that we’re different from the rest of the state when it comes to windstorm insurance risks and rates, Keys officials believe they were heard. As part of Gov. Rick Scott’s Tuesday visit to Marathon, accompanied by the full Cabinet and top state insurance regulators, there was time for some serious discussions and not just photo opportunities. Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, a founding member of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, said she came away encouraged after she and FIRM board members met with Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Chief Executive Officer Tom Grady and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Describing them as “open-minded,” she held out hope the message may finally be getting through: The risk models used by Citizens grossly overstate potential losses from wind events in the Keys and as a result, the Keys have been overpaying on windstorm rates for years. FIRM ran through a quick presentation that laid out some pretty eye-opening facts.

Citizens windstorm premiums paid vs. losses

May is a time to honor elders in our communities as we recognize Older Americans Month. Florida’s Long-Term Ombudsman Program is committed to serving Florida’s seniors. I am honored to share some accomplishments that took place under my leadership. On May 2, 2011, I began as the state’s long-term-care ombudsman. In the span of one year, this program underwent a major paradigm shift from a regulatory focus toward a collaborative resident-centered advocacy focus. Last May, we had 242 volunteers. Currently, we have more than 300. Following the creation of a recruitment manager position and the development of partnerships with several Florida universities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate as ombudsmen as part of their internships, I expect our volunteer numbers to continue to increase. As a way to adapt to a volunteer’s available time and schedule, we developed the first comprehensive online ombudsman certification training in the nation. I presented an overview of the training at the April 2012 National Association of State Ombudsman Programs Conference. There was such widespread interest that I agreed to work with the National Ombudsman Resource Center to share the training nationwide. I want to extend my appreciation to the staff and volunteers of this program who made these accomplishments possible. First and foremost, their focus is the

January 2003 - March 2011 Premiums Paid Losses Paid Monroe $598,749,906

health, safety, welfare and rights of residents living in Florida long-term-care settings. May we continue to honor and serve older Americans every day. If you would like to join us to better the lives of long-term-care residents, call (888) 831-0404 or visit http://ombuds to find out how you can volunteer. Spanish- and Englishspeaking volunteers are needed. Jim Crochet Long-term-care Ombudsman Tallahassee

Travel is freedom Shame on U.S. Rep. Ileana RosLehtinen for calling the freedom to travel a “peripheral issue” when it comes to Cuba. She owes an apology to all of the Cubans who lost loved ones in the Florida Straits. The freedom to travel is the most important and basic of freedoms. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen has forgotten this, or maybe never understood this from the beginning. David Patten Marathon

Deputy goes above, beyond On May 4 while on my way to Marathon from Long Key, I had the unfortunate luck of a flat tire on Grassy Key. I managed to find a right-turn lane and was able to pull of the road and was very, very relieved to see the lights of a Monroe County deputy sheriff who pulled in behind me.

I was so grateful when he immediately began to get a jack and changed my tire. This is just another example of our good fortune to have such terrific men and women serving our communities, and I do not think we take enough time to express our gratitude. I would like to add a special thank you to Deputy Lee Malone and make everyone in this county aware of the many extra services these fine men and women provide to our residents, along with putting their lives on the line day in and day out for all of us. Dorothy Cookson Long Key

Fire/rescue comes through I would like to express a sincere thank you to all parties involved in responding to a fire at our home on April 7 at Coral Key Village. My husband was home alone when the fire broke out and thanks to a neighbor who made the 911 call, fire/rescue staff from several departments were on close stand by. We sustained minimal damage considering high winds thanks to their quick response. Thank you also to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for securing our personal property until we arrived home. Charles is recovering well from burns sustained during the incident thanks to those involved in his emergency medical treatment. Dorothy Howell Marathon



$94,415,030 $504,334,876



$200,513,458 $122,793,759





Volusia $192,760,969



In-force premiums, excluding surcharges January 2003 March 2011 Source: Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe

As you can see, Monroe County generated the highest premiums during the study period (2003-11). This included major back-to-back hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005. Compare premiums paid by Keys property owners with residents of other coastal counties. The disparity is pretty stark: Monroe paid $598.7 million in premiums against $94.4 million in claims. That means Monroe County generated a gross profit (premium less claims) for Citizens of $504 million. By contrast, Citizens lost money in Volusia County during that same eight-year period, paying out $192.8 million in windstorm claims against $192.7 million in premiums. There’s something very wrong with Citizens’ risk models and pricing that penalizes the Keys with the highest rates in the state when actual losses are so much smaller than elsewhere. Grady told FIRM he recognizes the Keys as different and confirmed “there aren’t a lot of choices for wind insurance.” But that could change, especially if Citizens will fund a $350,000 risk model that can properly set rates for wind coverage in Monroe County. How about it, Citizens Property Insurance honchos?

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Letters to the Editor


This is the houseboat 'Delta,' loaded with Florida East Coast Railway workers in 1906 as they worked on the railroad's Key West Extension. 'Delta' was docked at the railroad's Camp No. 2 in Key Largo. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the train's arrival in Key West.

Help the Keys cats If you have stopped by Forgotten Felines’ Purr-Fect Thrift Store across from the Marathon Community Park lately, you most likely have recognized our life-size wooden kitty promoting the cats and kittens available for adoption through Forgotten Felines, a nonprofit cat rescue organization. Forgotten Felines would like to thank Lee Arrowsmith and Fran Newman for creating this wooden kitty. Lee Arrowsmith has done many handy projects for Forgotten Felines in the past and Fran Newman knows exactly how to add some color and creativity in ways to help Forgotten

Felines to get the word out about this wonderful organization. All they do to help the felines of the Florida Keys in need. Kitten season has begun and Forgotten Felines took in several kittens between the ages of three to seven weeks, which will be available for adoption after June 1. No matter what personality, age or coloring you are looking for, Forgotten Felines has the purr-fect feline companion for you. Forgotten Felines is in desperate need of cat and kitten food. You can drop off a donation at the Forgotten Felines donation bin inside the Marathon Publix or at our thrift store. Another opportunity to help

with the cat-food needs is to become a sponsor for one of the feeding colonies. There are also several volunteer opportunities available to fit everyone’s schedule. The volunteers are what keep Forgotten Felines going with their mission to provide food and care for as many felines in need as possible. If you are interested in finding out more about our volunteer opportunities and/or ForgottenFelines,send an e-mail to keysforgottenfe or call 743-2520. Jessica Mintz Marathon

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: Fax: 743-6397



County considers move

Singh gets OK for 16 rooms


Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent wants to explore the possibility of moving “appropriate county operations” out of Key West and into the Lower Keys. Neugent has put an item on Wednesday’s commission meeting agenda to discuss just that with fellow board members. “It’s been an ongoing discussion for several years,” he said. “At one time, we started to relocate some personnel into the Cudjoe area and I just wanted to bring it up for discussion to maybe look at relocating Public Works or certain personnel that don’t need to be in Key West.” Back in 2007, then-County Administrator Tom Willi sought to lease office space at the Pirate Wellness Center on Cudjoe Key, moving personnel from the Marathon

Government Center. “Tom, without direction from the commission, entered into some kind of an agreement with the owner to make improvements there and committed the county to paying for them. When it didn’t happen, we had to settle with the owner to cover those costs,” he said. Pirate Wellness owner Walt Drabinsky told the Keynoter he settled with the county for $150,000, roughly the cost of the build-out he’d done to accommodate county offices. “We had it all framed out and I get this letter saying due to the financial condition of the county, we’ve decided to rescind the lease,” he said. Drabinsky said roughly two-thirds of that original second-story space is still available if the county is interested. “We still have a good bit available. I used all of the downstairs space, but a number of the rooms they had

designed are there,” he said. The county Public Works Department is headquartered out of Key West International Airport. Administrator Roman Gastesi said car-rental companies are interested in that space and that it could earn the county more than $1 million per year in rent. “The car rentals want that property, which makes sense. You have an expanding airport and an expanding enterprise around the airport and we’re not making any money off of it,” he said. Gastesi also points to the fact that numerous county employees live in the Lower Keys and Big Pine Key area. “A big percentage of our employees drive into Key West and then drive out. It just makes more sense,” he said. The commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center.

By RYAN McCARTHY There was an echo in the Marathon Government Center meeting room during developer Pritam Singh’s request to add 16 one-bed hotel rooms to his 87-unit Tranquility Bay Resort near mile marker 48 bayside. On April 24, the Marathon City Council granted Singh conditionaluse permits to refurbish existing buildings to house the rooms, but it was reiterated — on numerous occasions — the decision does not entitle him to any of the 100 hotel room allocations awarded to Marathon in January by the state Cabinet. “It’s been repeated to me like a mantra, ‘We’re not promising you,’” Singh said. Asked by Councilwoman Ginger Snead whether he intends to move forward without receiving 11 of those 100 units, Singh said:

“I don’t know.” The Cabinet awarded the 100 units in recognition of Marathon’s nearly completed citywide sewer system. The city could also borrow forward another 100 units. The city has held two public workshops to gather resident input on how the units should be doled out. There is a moratorium in place on new hotel units in Marathon, meaning the only way to secure them, outside of this allotment, is purchasing existing rights from private owners. Singh pointed out that the city will “have a queue” and said he hopes it takes into account him being “shovel ready,” finalizing construction contracts, having “money in the bank” and a track record for completing projects. “I’m anticipating that in a fair marketplace at which you look and evaluate the criteria that we would be

able to compete well. I’m hopefully going to be able to get them. If you say no, that’s 100 percent your right,” he said. Singh said he knows he has the option to buy unit rights from private owners, but that it may not be cost effective. It’s “difficult considering how expensive these types of units are to build,” Singh said. “I’m spending tens of thousands of dollars to get prepared, but if it doesn’t work out, I understand.” Singh plans to add second floors to three of the four Tranquility Bay buildings, while the remaining two-story commercial building would be remodeled to accommodate hotel rooms. He told the council he also plans to construct a “courtyard area with a swimming pool, fountains, lots of sculptures [and] a wall with water coming down it.”

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Now that we have a little time, we’d like to take some courses. Do you have any recomKENDZIOR mendations? Answer: The more education in the form of seminars, online courses, college or junior college curriculum, the better. One of my clients, myself

and a friend who had an MBA from Harvard were sitting in a bar one day. The friend was talking about how expensive his Harvard MBA was. My client, who had started his business 30 years ago and who had become very successful, remarked that he wished he had received a lot more formal education over the years. “The cost of the mistakes I made which could have been avoided,” my friend remarked, “would make your

MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate Sales SALES vs. LAST YEAR: 138 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period April 29, 2012 - May 5, 2012.

Key Address Big Pine

Price Listed

Price Days Sold listed

Listing Office, Listing agent

Selling office, Selling agent

Lot 29 Enterprise Ave.




Dolberry Rlty and Mgmt./Deirdre Praught Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Karen Haack

$995,000 $600,000


Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Sean Farrer

Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Sean Farrer

7071 Hawks Cay Blvd. $599,000 $545,000 7066 Harbor Village Dr. $575,000 $570,000

330 262

Hawks Cay Sales/Hawks Cay, M. Crowley Hawks Cay Sales/Hawks Cay, Kari Maino

Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret Crowley Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Kari Maino



Coldwell Banker/Barbara, Rusty Stevens

American Caribbean R.E./Karen Cooper

$575,000 $568,700 $897,000 $750,000 $799,000 $715,000

970 518 311

Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob Brock Island Breeze Realty/Christine Todd Young Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick Lively American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas Marathon Cook, D. Odom American Caribbean R.E./'Christine' Jung

$500,000 $500,000


Preferred Properties/Elizabeth Eliot

$399,000 $459,000 $480,000 $115,000 $339,000 $679,000 $498,500 $188,000 $185,000 $219,000 $214,900 $399,000 $249,000 $250,000

$350,000 $455,000 $480,000 $108,000 $310,000 $615,000 $495,000 $170,000 $165,000 $190,000 $206,000 $360,000 $235,000 $250,000

748 727 559 319 240 169 138 107 104 86 74 78 48 26

Buttonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez Buttonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gloria Walters Realty World - Freewheeler/Nancy Allen Bayview Properties/Tom McDermott Bayview Properties/Tom McDermott Ocean Sotheby's Intern. Rlty./Patti Stanley Ocean Sotheby's Intern. Rlty./Patti Stanley Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Linda Perloff Century 21 Schwartz/Wiebke Westedt Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti, Misty Pace Outside Of MLS Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Carol Chabinak Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Susan Miller Marr Properties/Susan Recarey Marr Properties/Susan Recarey Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren American Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw RE/MAX Keys/Chris Stanford, Tammy Patten RE/MAX Keys Properties/Jim Signor Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela Realty World - Freewheeler/Lisa Frins Realty World - Freewheeler/Kimberly Gray Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela Century 21 Towne & Country/Rosa Cappiello Century 21 Towne & Country/Rosa Cappiello

$2,000 $210,000 $410,000 $895,000 $325,000 $179,000 $165,000 $619,000 $595,000 $390,000 $339,000 $335,000 $169,000 $360,000 $145,000 $339,000 $429,000 $265,000 $620,000

$64,000 $182,000 $400,000 $860,000 $298,000 $155,000 $165,000 $575,000 $540,000 $370,000 $330,000 $325,000 $152,500 $345,000 $132,500 $340,000 $393,000 $240,000 $620,000

714 427 697 398 333 324 254 183 161 155 134 122 105 66 52 52 49 2 0

Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis Skomp At Home in Key West/Sybille Halford RE/MAX Southernmost/James Hogan Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms Island Group Realty/Margarita Villoch Prudential Knight & Gardner/Louis Condos Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy Molinet Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy Molinet Compass Realty/Michele Grahl Coldwell Banker Schmitt/agent unknown Compass Realty/Megan Behmke Key West R.E. Sales/Kathleen Hancock Realty Executives Fla Keys/Darlene Thomas Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sean Farrer Truman &amp; Co./Roger Emmons Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry Preferred Properties/Daniel Skahen Truman &amp; Co./Melissa Krabill Truman & Co./Terri Spottswood Truman & Co./Terri Spottswood Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Tina Masters Preferred Properties/Gary Thomas Schwartz Property Sales/Andrea Weitz Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Tina Masters Prudential Knight & Gardner/Condos/Rostien Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms Beach Club Brokers/Dawn Thornburgh Doug Mayberry Real Estate/Kent Ducote Realty Executives Fla Keys/Karen Taporowski Seaport Realtors/Jeannine Scigliano At Home in Key West/Robert Fontaine Gale L. Shepard/Gale Shephard Compass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell Compass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell Prudential Knight & Gardner/Walter Lee Prudential Knight & Gardner/Louis Condos Prudential Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly Prudential Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly

$81,000 $71,000 $79,000 $79,900 $495,000 $450,000

309 206 91

Rose Dell & Assoc./Maryanne Moody Sellstate Island Properties/Maya Thomas Century 21/Rhonda Williams, Linda Ward

Cudjoe Key 20819 6th Ave.

Duck Key Grassy Key 58950 Overseas Hwy.


Key Colony Beach 561/571 8th St. 0 Coury Dr. 1133 Ocean Dr.

Harvard MBA seem cheap by comparison.” It would be easy to come up with a long list of educational opportunities for business owners in the Keys. What most owners are looking for, however, is cost effectiveness. How do I get the most education for the least amount of investment in time and money? The question becomes more difficult when you realize that in order to successfully run a small business, the owner needs to become an expert in all fields, as those bodies of knowledge relate to their own company. Even when an owner can hire out the expertise, good practice dictates the owner eventually learn and understand the portions of expert knowledge that relate to the owner’s business. That said, probably the best courses in terms of content and relevancy will come from industry, trade and business associations. My clients have also found that some of the courses offered by the large seminar houses

(like Fred Pryor, for example) are very helpful and cost effective. How effective is learning by reading books? Look at your own experience to answer this. How many “book” ideas have you ever implemented in your own business? Answers to this question will vary, but generally speaking, just reading a book rates rather low in terms of relevant, useful educational experiences. There’s a great educational opportunity coming up in January. In Key West on May 18, the Florida Institute of CPAs in connection with other Keys businesses is sponsoring a seminar and panel discussion covering a comprehensive approach to business, estate and asset protection planning. The session will feature a panel discussion by a handful of distinguished attorneys, CPAs and business advisors. Business owners are invited to attend at a discounted cost of $100. Call me at 9429678 for reservations.

Larry Kendzior CPA/ABV is a business consultant with more than 30 years of experience helping owners address complex business issues. If you need help or have questions you’d like to see covered in a future column, contact him at 9429678 or through his website at

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Prudential Knight&Gardner/Brenda Donnelly

Key Largo 96000 Overseas Hwy. 34 Gasparilla Dr. 102970 Overseas Hwy. 41 Avenue B. 325 Lance Ln. 208 N. Ocean Dr. 213 Atlantic Blvd. 802 Silver Cir. 138 1st Rd. 337 Mahogany Dr. 38 Judy Pl. 103 Tweedy Pie Trace 973 Valencia Rd. 557 Gordon Cir.

Key West 605 United St. 3312 Northside Dr. 422 Amelia St. 1217 Newton St. 22 Golf Club Dr. 3312 Northside Dr. 3029 Roosevelt Blvd. 1104 Angela St. 1123 Von Phister St. 616 Caroline St. 804 South St. 634 Louisa St. 3312 Northside Dr. 1901 Roosevelt Blvd. 3312 Northside Dr. 2601 Roosevelt Blvd. 20 Kingfisher Ln. 1133 Von Phister St. 1010 Packer St.

Little Torch Key 28152 Helen Ave. 27950 Porgie Path 489 Blackbeard Rd.

Rose Dell & Associates/Maryanne Moody A Key Real Estate/R. Wnukowski, B. Martin Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Nira Tocco

Lower Matecumbe Key 75501 Overseas Hwy. $1,100,000 $995,000


Ocean Sotheby's Intern./Kim Bagnall Thaler American Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw

Marathon 1215 B Sombrero Blvd. 279 89th St. 10722-1072 3rd Ave. 11040 1st Ave. 6099 Overseas Hwy. LOT 5 Avineda Primiceria 950 80th St. 5301 Ocean

$593,000 $299,900 $109,900 $410,000 $105,900 $59,000 $120,000 $153,500

$550,000 $285,000 $112,000 $385,000 $98,000 $58,000 $105,000 $153,500

601 213 92 59 62 57 41 0

$479,400 $390,000


144 Plantation Shore Dr. $625,000 $625,000 105 Galleon Rd. $799,000 $700,000 87851 Old Hwy. $819,000 $750,000 204 Ocean Dr. $1,295,000 $1,000,000 Lot 21 Royal Ln. $30,568 $33,000 125 Ocean Dr. $360,000 $340,000 134 Sioux St. $190,000 $190,000 117 Bayview Isle Dr. $860,000 $840,000 151 Azalea St. $510,000 $510,000

1236 395 225 367 212 180 149 45 40

Island Breeze Realty/David Grego Island Breeze Realty/David Grego Marathon Cook, D. Odom Marathon Odom Default Realty Services/Bennett & Kasheta American Caribbean R.E./Kristen Brenner American Caribbean R.E./Paul Dake American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Elaine Zimmerman KeyIsle Realty/Karen Chesley Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Thomas Willi American Caribbean R.E./Ginger Henderson Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Sandra Tuttle Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob Brock Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick Servais


Keys man launches nocalorie sweetener Zero launches at five Keys Walgreens Weight-loss guru Doug Varrieur, a Big Pine Key snowbird from western North Carolina, unveils his new zero-calorie sweetener, Zero, at Keys Walgreens stores later this month. Varrieur wrote “Fat to Skinny,” which shows how to lose weight and contains numerous low-calorie recipes. He says one ounce of Zero contains the same sweetness as six pounds of sugar. The launches, where Varrieur will be available to sign copies of his book, are: • May 17 at the Big Pine Walgreens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • May 18 at the

Walgreens across from the Marathon Publix from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • May 18 at the Walgreens next to Office Depot in Marathon from 2 to 6 p.m. • May 19 at the Walgreens on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • May 20 at the Walgreens on Duval Street in Key West from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Village Barber Shop Haircut..................................... $16. One-Guard Cut........................$10. Beard Trim.................................$5. Children( under 12).................$12.

Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm 5800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 16 Sat Marathon, Fl 33050 8am-12pm


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Monroe County 1321 8th St.

Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Sally Stribling Outside Of MLS

Plantation Key Realty World - Freewheeler/Ashmore, Lindmar Coldwell Banker Schmit/Porter, Keller Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Eric Johnson Coldwell Banker/Margo, Brett Newman Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Alina Davis RE/MAX Advance Realty/Anthony Askowitz Realty World - Freewheeler/Sheila Lange Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Keller, Porter Xcellence Realty/Humberto Jimenez

Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Eric Johnson Coldwell Banker SchmittMarsha Martin American Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw Ocean Sotheby's Intern./Kim Bagnell Thaler Coldwell Banker SchmittAlina Davis RE/MAX Advance Rlty./Anthony Askowitz Moorings Realty/Rhonda Brewer Realty World - Freewheeler/Steve Conley Marr Properties/Stephanie Clark


Island Group Realty/Margarita Villoch

Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno

$1,225,000 $1,145,000


Truman &amp; Co./Lynn Kaufelt

Prudential Knight & Gardner/Benton Langley

$595,000 $550,000


Ramrod Key 27059 Old State Road 4A $185,000 $168,000

Shark Key 1 Tiburon Cir.

Sugarloaf Key 17176 Bonita Ln.

Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Daniel Urban Century 21 All Keys/Diane Paglia

Upper Matecumbe Key 83201 Old Hwy. 183 Carroll St.

$479,500 $420,000 $1,299,000 $1,060,000

228 441

American Caribbean R.E./Joel Young American Caribbean/Tindall, Leopold

Moorings Realty/James Mooney Jr. Outside Of MLS

Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon for May 2012

Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meetings listed.

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City Council Pete Worthington, Mayor Dick Ramsay, Vice Mayor Richard Keating , Councilmember Mike Cinque, Councilmember Ginger Snead, Councilmember


City Manager Roger Hernstadt City Attorneys Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA





Community Image Advisory Board Meeting



Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.

Planning Commission Meeting



Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.

City Council Meeting



Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy.

City Council Executive Session



Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy.

Code Board Hearing



Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.

To view the full City of Marathon calendar please visit our website: Home • Wind • Flood • Auto • Motorcycle Boat • Life • Health • Long-term Disability Umbrella - You name it, We got it!

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Advanced Surgical Techniques Start Here Surgeons at Fishermen’s Community Hospital use minimally invasive techniques to perform a variety of procedures including orthopedic, gallbladder and hernia surgeries, to look for tumors and infections, and to examine the esophagus, stomach and small bowel. Miniaturized surgical instruments and cameras allow Fishermen’s surgeons to relay images from inside the body to video monitors and then perform procedures without the large incisions previously required. “With these incisions, some smaller than a quarter inch, and advanced surgical techniques, we reduce scarring and pain, and get patients home sooner, often the same day,” said Fishermen’s Reza Keshavarzi, MD. Before joining Fishermen’s, Dr. Keshavarzi was Chief Resident at the General Surgery Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Ryder Trauma Center, Miami. Contact him at 743-3511.

Reza Keshavarzi, MD, is certified in laparoscopic surgery and performs EGD, colonoscopy, breast, hernia, gallbladder, skin cancer, and colorectal surgeries.

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THE PHYSICIANS OF FISHERMEN’S Anesa Ahamad, MD Radiation Oncology Luis Augsten, MD Cardiology/Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease Jeffrey Bennett, MD Gynecology George Botelho, MD Orthopedics Thomas Bouwkamp, MD Anesthesia Scott Burns, MD Neurology Ted Collins, MD Orthopedics Angelo Consiglio, MD Otolaryngology Zhiming Li, MD Pathology Reza Keshavarzi, MD General Surgery John O’Connor, MD Family Practice Harlan Pettit, MD, Chief of Medical Staff Anesthesia Neal Rakov, MD Gastroenterology Ronald Samess, MD Family Practice Suzanne Shepherd, MD Radiologist Steven Smith, MD General Surgery Emma Stoll, MD Internal Medicine John Torregrosa, DPM Podiatry John Verghese, MD Plastic Surgery Andrew Wolszczak, MD Urology

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Coral Shores High School football players get to work on drills during the second day of spring practice. Hurricane head coach Ed Holly counted 50 athletes who turned out, with more expected in coming days. Spring practice closes May 24 with a scrimmage against Marathon High School and Keys Gate Charter.


Minimal Regatta lives up to name Few supplies allowed when building boats Supplies are limited but the creativity is endless at the Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West on May 27 for the 21st annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta. Each six-member team must build a boat seaworthy enough to stay afloat for the entire race course in the Key West Bight. The catch — the boats are made of plywood, fasteners, duct tape and 2x4s, specifically: • One sheet of plywood four feet by 8 feet by a quarter inch. • Two eight-foot 2x4.

• One pound of fasteners. • One roll of duct tape two inches by 60 yards. No caulking or adhesives is allowed, but epoxy paint is. Painting of boats is optional There are two categories: Kayak/canoe and open design. Construction kits can be bought at cosponsor Manley de Boer Lumber, 1109 Eaton St. First- and second-place winners are awarded for fastest and most creative. Other prizes are for best paint job, best costumed entries, sportsmanship and “sinker.” Pick up entry forms at the Schooner Wharf, 201 William St., or download one from w w w. S c h o o n e r Wh a r f. com.


New Key West football coach Johnny Hughes talks with quarterback Donald Roberts at practice Thursday.

Conchs to run triple option Around 70 players turn out for team By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor

Beneath a sign that reads “INSPIRE,” Johnny Hughes, the new Key West High School football coach, was checking out new uniform styles on the computer in his office before practice Thursday afternoon. “Last year’s got pretty beat up,” he said as adolescent shouts and a metallic clatter filtered in from the adjoining weight room. The 44-year-old Hughes — brawny, bearded and bespectacled, with a friendly demeanor — was named in March to succeed his uncle, Jerry Hughes, who was 22-15 in four seasons.

He was about to wrap up his second week of spring practice. “So far, so good,” he said. “I’m enjoying every minute.” About 40 Conchs have been working out. “Seventy expressed interest — and then we put the pads on,” Hughes said with a grin. Key West fans, used to seeing a pro-type offense, will see a triple-option setup, the kind Navy runs. “We’ve put five main running plays in, and [the players] seem to like it,” Hughes said. The offense will be engineered by quarterback Donald Roberts, who had a strong junior season in 2011 playing out of the shotgun. “He has been outstanding, he’s a leader,” Hughes said. The three running backs will be Norman Lopez,

Deonte Stemage and Elliot Valdez, all of whom will be juniors in the fall. Roberts said he’s adjusting to the new offense: “Anyone can have the ball at any time,” he said. “You just have to read the right keys.” Two of the team’s most impressive players last season — defensive end Roberto Val and tight end Anthony Rice — haven’t been on the practice field. Val is recovering from shoulder surgery and Rice told Hughes he’d rather concentrate on basketball. Both have been spoken of as Division 1 prospects, but both are shaky academically. “I told Anthony he’s a football player who plays basketball,” Hughes said. The Conchs, who had few assistants last season, now have seven — Dave

Van Loon (defensive coordinator), Robert James (quarterbacks), J.P. Garcia (running backs), James Howard (receivers), Javier Augustin (offensive line), Dave Burgos (defensive line) and Shannon Butler (defensive line). Asked to describe his coaching style, Hughes said, “I’m not really a screamer. I’ll get on them if they need it. I try to keep everyone in a positive frame of mind.” Roberts said the transition to a new coaching staff has been smooth. “He’s helped me already,” he said of Hughes. “He knows the program is bigger than anything else — and he tells us that every day.” The Conchs will play the annual spring game at 7:30 p.m. May 25 against Dade Christian at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.”


Morekhodova gets scholarship Star player heading to Indian River By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor

It was late last summer when Ukraine-born Olha Morekhodova moved from Argentina to Key West. This week, she was honored as the first Key West High School volleyball player to win a full college scholarship to play that sport. Before a ceremony Thursday afternoon in coach Jessy Hulme Archer’s colorful classroom that would mark Morekhodova’s signing with Indian River State College in Fort Pierce,

Hulme Archer recalled the first time the two met. “It was during tryouts in August and the first time she hit the ball in the hitting line, all the girls’ faces lit up and they looked at me for my reaction,” she said. “My face lit up, too, and we knew we had something special.” The slender 5-foot-10 Morekhodova (her first name is pronounced Olga) played brilliantly for the Conchs during the fall season, excelling as a scorer, setter and defender. But she was just as impressive off the court, greatly improving her English through a special academic program, and winning over the other players with her personality.

“She became friends with her teammates and that helped her to truly submerge in American culture,” Hulme Archer said. “She’s a typical American teen-ager who’s going to college.” Morekhodova — 18 and wearing a fancy white blouse, a black skirt and silver hoop earrings — happily posed for photos with her teammates and family members. “I’ll miss her a lot,” said fellow senior Britney Price. “I can’t wait to hear the good things she’ll be doing next year.” Last year’s Conch team was only 7-18, but all seven of its seniors are college bound. The others are Price (Take Stock in Children scholarship to Miami-Dade

College), Madison Dorman (academic scholarship to the University of Florida), Shaniya Watson (basketball scholarship to Indian River State), Leci Archer (UF), Courtnie Coleman (Valdosta State College) and Lindsay Cowpland, who is expected to sign with the University of North Florida on a track scholarship. But on Thursday, it was Morekhodova’s shining moment, and after she was introduced by Hulme Archer and someone yelled, “Speech,” she stood and said, “I’m excited and thank you for coming.” Everyone in the room beamed — and then cake was served.


Key West High volleyball star Olha Morekhodova (right) has signed with Indian River State College. Here, she celebrates with her coach, Jessy Hulme Archer on Thursday.

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David Leach, a driver for the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, takes some surplus chairs, a book case and table from The Nature Conservancy, demonstrating how to reuse unneeded items.


Reza Keshavarzi and Rose Huber of Marathon will marry May 26 in Fort Lauderdale. They moved to the Keys in November so the groom could join Fisherman’s Hospital as a general surgeon. Huber practices psychology in Fort Lauderdale. The bride is the daughter of Walter Franklin Huber and Sholeh Hashemi Huber of Houston. The groom is the son of Khosrow and Shanaz Keshavarzi of Jupiter.



Trash matters, so try to minimize it Try to generate less, repurpose unwanted goods Good news: The recycling rate for Monroe County increased to 21 percent in 2010, an 11 percent increase from 2009. The commercial sector is contributing to this increase and having seen the volume of glass, cans and plastic generated from one Saturday night during Fantasy Fest, the positive environmental impact would be immense if more bars and restaurants started recycling regularly. Despite the improvement in recycling, the amount of trash also increased in 2010 and Monroe County generated the third highest volume per person in the state, according to Colleen Murphy, Monroe County recycling coordi-

nator. Our trash is driven 200 miles out of the Keys to an incinerator in Broward County, GUN burning fuel to truck increased volumes of trash to be burned. More resources are used to produce more stuff and more resources are used to get rid of it. My husband and I recently replaced our old trash bins. One is now a composter, the other will become a planter. Our new bins are larger. I’m not sure why my husband chose such large bins. Unless we are pruning trees and bushes, we don’t even fill one halfway before trash pickup day. I realized that changes we had made over the years have reduced the trash we generate: • We are eating more

produce and less processed food. • Our eggshells, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps go into my composter. • I cook most meals from scratch and we eat leftovers for lunch during the week. • Packaging and containers are recycled — cans, plastic containers, glass jars, bottles and cardboard. • We recycle all junk mail, envelopes, newspapers, magazines and boxes. • We use reusable shopping bags most of the time so we have very few plastic bags to dispose of. • Plastic newspaper bags and any shopping bags are reused for doggy poop that does go in the trash. • We take gently used, unwanted item--s to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. • Our large purchases have become more thoughtful. We try to buy items that last longer or fix them to last a little longer. • We used to live in Fort Lauderdale and I was easily caught up in the shopping culture and the allure of new things. Since moving to the Keys, I have found that I desire less stuff and it saves us money. I work for The Nature Conservancy and we recently moved from Sugarloaf Key to Big Pine Key. We had been in the Sugarloaf office 11

years, accumulating items over time. The move provided an excellent opportunity to clean house and take only what we needed. Usingwww.Keysreus, a website that connects Keys non-profits that are looking for donated items, I was able to find good homes for a lot of our surplus furniture, office equipment and supplies. The Domestic Abuse Shelter, Key West Wildlife Center, Gerald Adams Gifted Students Program, Sea Camp and Florida Keys Outreach Coalition were among our beneficiaries. Not only were we able to divert items away from the incinerator or landfill (where the bulky items go), but these organizations were able to benefit and get real use from our unneeded items, and I got to meet some great people in the process. Repurposing, reusing and reducing are excellent ways to reduce trash and maybe the Keys can drop from third highest trash producer in the state. Shirley Gun is a member of the Keyswide nonprofit Green Living & Energy Education. She writes about green living and the four R’s — reducing, reusing, recycling and rot (composting). She can be reached at

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LIVING BRIEFS Marathon students staging musical

KEY LARGO together Mother Earth Day bingo, set for Monday at the Green Parrot Bar on Whitehead Street in Key West. Calling begins at 7 p.m. One dollar buys one card for one game; 12 to 14 games are offered. The Sister Season Fund helps people in the hospitality business when they’re going through financially tough times.

Marathon High School students take the stage for the musical “Once on This Island Jr.” tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. The show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the Nonprofits benefit gods that rule the island at Monday pageant guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her The 29th annual Queen love against the powerful Mother Pageant returns to forces of prejudice, hatred Key West on Monday. and death. The fundraiser for Hospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Visit animals Association and the One for Mother’s Day Human Family Foundation is set for La Te Da, 1125 The Monroe County Duval St. Sheriff’s Office Animal Doors open at 7 p.m., Farm is open for Mother’s while fashion show starts at Day on Sunday from 1 to 3 8. Table prices are $200, p.m. $300, and $500 — they seat Bring mom to see the eight and must be reserved blind horse, donkey, cow, early as they sell out fast. geese, ducks, chickens, To reserve a table, call 296goats, exotic birds, snakes, 9741. Otherwise, you can sloths, kinkajou, lemur and purchase general tickets at so many more, the door for $25. There’s no entry fee. The Contestants will compete farm is of College Road on in such comical and everStock Island at the Sheriff’s entertaining categories as Office headquarters com- evening gown, talent and plex. interview.

Bingo games help hospitality fund


Program is Tamiami Trail’s past Miami-Tampa route now scenic road The history of the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), completed nearly 100 years ago to connect Miami with Tampa, is the focus of a Monday history program in the Upper Keys. The Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys presents the free program at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library in Trade Winds Plaza, mile marker 101.4 oceanside. Bob DeGross, chief of interpretation and public affairs at Big Cypress National Preserve, will host the presentation. Completed in April 1928, the Tamiami Trail changed the face of South Florida forever. Today, we think of it merely as a road — for This is the entrance gate to Collier County, at the border with Miami-Dade County the most part, incredibly along the Tamiami Trail, in 1928. scenic — but at the time of its completion, it was engineering feats. which is 275 miles total, took a dozen years of cuttouted as one of the great Completing the road, through the Everglades ting through swampland.


In celebration of Earth Day and Mother’s Day, organizers of the Sister Season Fund have put

Twenty 20 Key Westers graduated from the Key West City Ambassadors Program Tuesday. Members of the 18th Ambassadors class spent the past several months getting immersed in city government to see how it works, spending time with department heads and others.


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Who cares for Fido after owners have died? McClatchy-Tribune It might be a good idea to pay more attention to Mom and Dad’s beloved pooch or finicky feline. A growing trend in probate law has pet owners setting aside some — if not all — of their estates for the care of their beloved pets. Attorney NiCole Swear-

ingen-Hilker of Akron, Ohio, whose specialty is estate planning and administration, said she has seen an uptick in interest in the care of animals after an owner dies. “The state bar association actually just put together an animal law section,” she said. One area of concern is estate planning, but Swearingen-Hilker said a driving point in the discussion right now has been the fallout from an incident in October, when the owner of an exotic animal farm opened the cages, allowing the animals to

escape, before killing himself. “They’re looking from a legislative standpoint, not just the point of estate planning, but also with updating some of Ohio’s kind of laws on vicious dogs designation and keeping exotic animals,” she said. “So it’s definitely a happening area at the state bar association level right now.” The issue of estate planning made international headlines last year when a woman in Italy left her $13 million estate to a cat — making the onetime stray one of the wealthiest animals in the world.

Maria Assunta found that it was not an easy task to leave an estate to an animal. Italian law, like U.S. law, considers animals property and they cannot rightfully inherit an estate. With no heirs, Assunta, who died at age 94, tried to leave her estate to an animal shelter to care for her black feline, Tommaso, a 4-year-old stray she rescued from the streets of Rome. But she was unable to find a shelter to her liking. Instead, she made provisions to leave all her money to her nurse, with the expectation the woman would care for

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Options open Akron attorney Ronald Martin, who has helped clients set up provisions in their wills for their pets, said you can handle the future care of their pets in two ways. “You could leave it [the animal] to a person who will take care of the animal. Basically, you need to find someone who agrees. Then you set aside a sum of money and hope they do it,” Martin said. The other option is to set up a trust that is enforced by a court-appointed trustee, he said. If the caregiver fails to take care of the pet, a new caregiver can be found. “Some of these people, their friends are gone. As they get older, their dogs and cats become their best friends,” Miller said. Willie and Mozella Watts of West Akron worked with Miller to set up a trust for their pets. “Being a pet lover, I’ve seen so many pets left in distress after their owners die. I consider them part of our family and just like we take care of our human families, we need to make considerations for our pets,” Mozella Watts said. “They will be lonely without us, anyway. I don’t want them to be neglected. Animal shelters are grappling with related issues as they get requests for help from

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Tommaso until his death. But even that expectation can be misguided, estate planners say. A pet trust is a legally sanctioned arrangement providing for the care and maintenance of companion animals in the event of the owner’s disability or death, said California attorney David T. Pisarra. Pisarra predicted the number of such trusts will grow every year. “As we see people having fewer children, we are seeing, societally, that they see animals more and more as their families,” he said. The growing number of questions on the topic has prompted Pisarra to help pen a book on the subject: “What About Wally? Co-Parenting a Pet With Your Ex”. A second book, “What About Wally? Estate Planning for Your Best Friend,” is to be released this summer.


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Trust is key There was a time when courts were confused and unsure how to handle it when people left property to their animals. The Uniform Trust Code, adopted by the federal government in 2000 and in Ohio six years later, changed everything, said Joyce Tischler, the California founder of the national Animal Legal Defense Fund. The code adopted set rules that could be uniform across the country. “We were looking at the code and went to them and said, ‘Look, people are trying to make provisions for their animals and the court said they can’t do it.’ So we developed language for the provision of animals,” Tischler said.



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San Carlos hosts ‘20 de Mayo’ celebration May 17-20 Musical premiere, films, lectures on the play bill L’Attitudes Staff

Poster of Myc. Keith Goldson will be raffled at the end of the Festival. Only 100 tickets at $5 each will be sold.

Orchids steal the show at 16th Annual Fest Redland hosts international showcase of stars If you can imagine the red carpet in Hollywood

and the stars taking their bows before the Oscars, then you get an idea of what to expect at the 16th Annual Redland International Orchid G

Cuban Independence Day, “20 de Mayo,” will be celebrated May 17-20 at Key West’s San Carlos Institute with film, lectures, music and more. The Institute, founded in 1871, is widely considered the cradle of Cuba’s 19th century independence movement. Joe Marti, Cuba’s foremost patriot, launched his final drive for Cuba’s independence there in 1892, referring to it as “La Casa Cuba.” Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham, who served three terms as U.S. Senator, will be the

Jose Marti spoke at the San Independence movement. guest of honor at an 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, May 19. “Jose Marti: A Musical Tribute” makes

Carlos Institute in 1892, building support for the Cuban its world premier at this poems set to music. event. The concert Emilio Cueto, a includes pieces inspired Washington, D.C.-based by MartÌ as well as some independent scholar, has of his most famous G See San Carlos, 6B


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Michael Robinson, Gordon Ross and Skipper Kripitz return to the Studios of Key West stage May 18.

Gordon Ross and friends bring back the classics The Studios hosts May 18 concert hit

for a few numbers at this back-by-popular-demand concert, 8 p.m. at The Studios, 600 White St., Key West. Tickets cost $20 in L’Attitudes Staff advance; $25 at the door. Go to: “And when I die m or call The Studios at and when I’m gone 296-0458. there’ll be one child born “This show will have and a world to carry on. . .” some wonderful Laura Nyro songs, a few Beatles Those lyrics “And songs, some favorite stanWhen I Die” by singerdard and jazz numbers and songwriter Laura Nyro special guest appearmay be among her most ances,” Ross said. “It remembered hits. should be quite the The cover by Blood, evening.” Sweat & Tears hit the For those who don’t charts big, along with remember, Nyro’s songsome other groups that writing skills were on distreasured Nyro classics play with such hits as like “Eli’s Coming” and “Stoney End” (covered by “Wedding Bell Blues.” Barbra Streisand), If you’re into classics with rich lyrics and fetch- “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” ing melody, you may just get to hear some of Nyro’s “Sweet Blindness,” “Save word poems when Gordon the Country” (all covered by The 5th Dimension), Ross and friends take the and “Eli’s Coming,” a hit stage May 18 at The for Three Dog Night. Studios of Key West. The New York-born Ross, joined by music director Michael Robinson artist died in 1997. She’s a 2012 enrollee in the and percussionist Skipper Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Kripitz, promises an Fame. evening of jazz, blues, The May 18 concert is show tunes and some other sponsored by Key West surprises. Butterfly & Nature Shush, but we hear Conservancy. Bobby Nesbitt and Vicki Roush may share the stage

‘The Avengers,’ a Disney Studios release, has already scored more than $650 million in ticket sales.

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office even more by seeing the movie three or four times. But those

who haven’t seen the previous Marvel movies (“Iron Man”, “Iron Man 2”, “Thor”) may be lost from the beginning. And for viewers who are not video game aficionados, there are almost certainly better ways to spend 142 minutes. Detailing my car

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jose Marti Musical Tributeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; premieres May 19 at San Carlos From San Carlos, 5B selected compositions that span more than 100 years and represent several countries that played a role in Cuban independence. Jose Ramos, a distinguished Puerto Rican pianist and professor at the Catholic University of America, and two singers from the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doctoral program are scheduled to perform. Graham and his wife, Adele, are being recognized for his role helping the San Carlosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; restoration in 1985, an effort spearheaded by Rafael Penalver, president of the institute, and supported by the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board. At 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, Penalver will lecture on the history of the San Carlos followed by a panel discussion of historians and architects on its importance to Cuba and Florida. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program includes a tour of the building and exhibits, with special emphasis on the Jose Marti Exhibit donated by Florida International University. The four-day celebration of Jose Martiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy kicks off on Thursday, May 17, with a free screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jose Marti: Legacy of Freedom,â&#x20AC;? an award-winning documentary produced by WPBTMiami. Documentary director Joe Cardona and historians will participate in a question-and-answer session, followed by a fundraising cocktail reception in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit hall. On Saturday, May 19, there will be a repeat showing of the documentary at 1 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. concert with the Coral Cubana, a 40voice choir that traces

San Carlos was among the first bilingual, integrated schools in the South. This photo dates from 1911. the history of Cuba through its music. Renowned soprano Virginia Alonso and violist Andres Trujillo will perform at the 3 p.m. concert. That will be followed at 8 p.m. by the premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jose Marti: A Musical Tribute,â&#x20AC;? which will hold a repeat performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legacy of Freedomâ&#x20AC;? observance concludes May 20 with a 5 p.m. musical celebration of Cuban Independence Day, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when Duval Street will dance to the best of Cubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional popular music performed by the 13-member band Tradicion Caribe.â&#x20AC;? The San Carlos Institute is located at 516

Duval St., Key West. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For tickets, visit: For more information, visit: www.institutosancar Or, call: 294-3887 or 786-251-3399.

The San Carlos Institute, founded in 1871, is considered the cradle of Cubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independence movement in the 19th Century. Jose Marti, Cubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary poet and patriot, spoke at the Institute in 1892. Marti died in battle on Cuban soil May 19, 1895. Architect Francisco Centurion designed the current building, which was completed in 1924. It houses the Cuban consulate and the San Carlos School, one of the first bilingual and integrated schools in the South. In the late 1800s, cigar making was the primary industry in Key West; by 1871, when the Institute was founded, there were 119 tobacco factories in Key West producing 300 different labels of hand-rolled cigars. By 1900, the cigar industry employed more than 2,000 men rolling cigars. Those men, largely Cuban exiles, were instrumental in funding the revolution championed by Marti, which eventually - in 1902 - helped oust the Spanish from the island nation, which lies just 90 miles south of Key West.

Intricate tiles grace the interior of the San Carlos, which was saved from the wrecking 1871 rendering of the original San Carlos Institute ball.

A must-see for orchid lovers From Redland, 5B Festival. This showcase of stellar orchid specimens takes place May 18-20 at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave. in Homestead. Admission costs $10 per day, or $25 for a three-day pass.

Keys Movie Times Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. â&#x20AC;˘ Dark Shadows (PG-13): 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10:05 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ The Avengers (PG-13): 1:30, and 7:40 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ The Avengers 3D (PG-13): 1:00, 4:00, 4:35, 7:00, 10:00 and 10:40p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Five-Year Engagement (R): 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG): 4:25, 7:45 and 9:55 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Think Like a Man (PG-13): 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m.

In addition to oohing and aahing over the gorgeous specimen plants, there will be guided tours of the Fruit & Spice Park at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. In addition, a full schedule of lectures, demonstrations and lots of vendors who cater to these collectible plant fanciers makes this a must-see and must-do if you like orchids.

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Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 â&#x20AC;˘ Damsels in Distress (PG-13): 1:45, 4:00, 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Chimpanzee (G): 1:30, 3:45, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Salt of Life (NR): 2:15, and 6:45 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ The Perfect Family (PG-13): 4:30, and 8:45 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ The Hunger Games (PG-13): 2:00, 6:00, and 8:30 p.m.

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Orchid Society meets Sunday at W. Martello The Key West Orchid Society meets at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at West Martello Gardens on Higgs Beach, Key West. The club will have orchids for sale, raffles, along with discussion

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A Military and Civilian Perspective Karen Kohanowich, CDR (ret), is a pioneer for her achievements in science, salvage diving, and underwater exploration. Karen will discuss the wide range of accomplishments of women in the sea, and provide an update on an exciting initiative taking place at NOAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Aquarius, underwater ocean laboratory located at a depth of 60 feet in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.


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Giant alien worms ‘awesome’ alien caterpillars?/crustaceans?/worms? are aweplanet or a cloud in space some and can seemingly destroy anything in their or what, but Loki wants path. They undulate (with to open a portal from appendages that serve no wherever Asgard is to apparent purpose), even Earth, through which he have giant teeth, as if to can transport his army verify that they are bad and conquer Earth. Until guys, and seem to be a the portal to Earth is wonder of extraterrestrial opened, the army is seen science and engineering. hovering outside the But Iron Man soon-to-be portal, appar(Downey, Jr.) has only to ently able to exist in the ask Jarvis, his onboard vacuum of outer space computer (voiced by Paul with no breathing diffiBettany) to find their culties. And how do they weakness and, voil·, he know where the portal knows right where to aim will be? his lasers?/bombs?/energy Exactly why Loki wants to rule our planet is rays? to bring them down. unclear (maybe something Once the bad guys get through the portal the to do with getting even viewer may wonder why with his brother, Thor?), the aliens fly around but at the center of all indiscriminately shooting this is the Tesseract, a up the streets and cars in source of unlimited power. It’s pretty and blue the city. Wouldn’t it make and glows in the dark and more sense to go after military bases, communieveryone, human or not, cations hubs, etc.? But wants this cube of limitless energy. Loki also has who said logic had anya powerful scepter?/scim- thing to do with this? Downey has most of itar?/sword? that he can the clever lines in the use to shoot destructive film (and will be zooming bolts of energy and to into theaters next year in turn people into zombies to do his bidding. It looks “Iron Man 3”) and his humor helps save the very similar to the Tesseract, but can also be film. Jackson, as Nick Fury, head of the peaceused to neutralize the Tesseract. If you saw last keeping agency, S.H.I.E.L.D., plays his year’s “Thor”, then you part with just the right can follow all this and it amount of camp and makes perfect sense. If Chris Evans, as Captain you missed that movie, America, portrays the well, you just have to go almost too-perfect All with it. The CGI is terrific and American hero with a straight face. will more than likely be Edward Norton was noted at Oscar time. originally set to reprise There are very few instances where the com- his role as Bruce Banner puterized images are bla- from “The Incredible Hulk” but negotiations tantly obvious. The giant

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with Marvel Studios broke down and Mark Ruffalo was brought in to replace him. Ruffalo brings a subtle new take to the characters of scientist Banner and his alter ego, The Hulk. Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, as The Black Widow and Hawkeye, don’t really seem to be superheroes but contribute to the team in nonsuperhuman ways. All in all, the actors do an admirable job, although none will probably be mentioned during Academy Award season. At two hours and 22 minutes, “The Avengers” is a long movie that somehow manages to be entertaining and boring at the same time. The action scenes are fun — but go on way too long. The humor is sharp, but far too infrequent. And the computer-generated images, while convincing, are a relentless assault on the viewer’s senses. Cutting most fight or battle scenes by half would have made “The Avengers” a shorter and much better film. If you liked the “Transformers” movies and love video games, this is the movie for you plan on buying another ticket as soon as you leave the theater. Space monsters, explosions, superheroes, laser weapons, magic cubes, alien ships - “The Avengers” has it all. But if you were born before, say...1970, well, your car could probably use a wash and wax.


Music Fest brings Nashville to Key Largo Host of venues, artists take the stage May 17-20 Key Largo’s Original Music Fest brings Nashville singers and songwriters for a fourday mix of music and bar hoppin’ fun. Here’s the advance schedule of performances, subject to lastminute changes, of course:

6:30 p.m. Cecilia Lauren and The Ocoee River Band 8 p.m. Rob Sweet, Billy Davidson, Micah 9:30 p.m. Saints of Havana

Round 6:30 p.m. Cecilia Lauren & The Ocoee River Band 8 p.m. Shane Duncan, Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round 9:30 p.m. Saints of Havana

Cactus Jack’s, mile marker 104 bayside Cactus Jack’s, mile 5 p.m. Rob Sweet, marker 104, bayside Bryan Diersing 5 p.m. Patrick Knotts, JJ 6:30 p.m. JJ Crowne, Crowne Patrick Knotts 6:30 p.m. Mojo Rodeo 8 p.m. Nashville Singers 8 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the and Songwriters in the Round Round Thursday, May 17 Saturday, May 19 Jimmy Johnson’s Big 4:30-6 p.m. Snapper’s Senor Frijoles, mile Chill, mile marker 104.1, Restaurant & Raw Bar, marker 104 bayside bayside mile marker 94.5 ocean2 p.m. Dennis Garrett, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. side. Rob Sweet, Bryant Nashville Singers and JJ Crowne Diersing, Micah Gardner, Songwriters in the Round 3:30 p.m. Mogo Rodeo Billy Davidson. 5 p.m. Bryant Diersing, 7:30-9 p.m. Nashville Dennis Garrett Singers and Songwriters in Sunday, May 20 6:30 p.m. Billy the Round. Davidson, Joe Mama, Scott Snapper’s Restaurant Youngblood Friday, May 18 & Raw Bar, mile marker 8 p.m. Jess Atkins, 94.5, oceanside Patrick Knotts, JJ Crowne 5 p.m. Senor Frijoles, 4 p.m. JJ Crowne, Rob 9:30 p.m. Nashville/Key mile marker 104, bayside. Sweet, Bryan Diersing Largo Sandbox Nashville Singers and 5 p.m. Pamela Rose, Songwriters in the Round Sundowners Restaurant, Kristine Alicia, Adirnne 6:30 p.m. Mojo Rodeo mile marker 104, bayside 6 p.m. Nashville 8 p.m. Nashville Singers 2 p.m. Rob Sweet, Singers and Songwriters and Songwriters in the Patrick Knotts, Bryan in the Round Round Diersing 8 p.m. Billy Davidson, 9:30 p.m. Nashville/Key 3:30 p.m. Billy Joe Mama, Scott Largo Sandbox Davidson, Micah, Scott Youngblood Youngberg, Joe Mama Sundowners Restaurant, 5 p.m. Nashville Singers mile marker 104 bayside and Songwriters in the



“Prize Catch,” by Kevin Castellanos won Best of Show.

Student art winners on display in Big Pine place, “Love Machine”; Matt Cavanagh, Island Christian, 3rd place, “Jack in the Box.” Honorable Mentions: Kevin Castellanos and Tesia For 15 years, the Paradise Theriault. Gallery on Big Pine Key has hosted a student art show Watercolor tied to the Pete Rosen Haley Ammon, Key Scholarship Fund. West, 1st place, “Your Students from Key West, Vogue is Leaking”; Yaredis Marathon, Island Christian Rojas, Key West, 2nd place, and Coral Shores high “Amensia”; Shelbi schools are eligible to comSwanson, Key West, 3rd pete. The winning works place, “Mountains.” will be on display through Honorable Mention: the end of May at the Cassidy Burgos, Marathon, Gallery, located in the Winn- “Self Portrait.” Dixie Plaza, Big Pine Key. Key West’s Kevin Graphics Castellanos took Best of Diana Dupre, Island Show honors with his piece Christian, 1st place, titled “Prize Catch.” “Serenity”; Haley Ammon, Kylie Bryant, a student at Key West, 2nd place, Island Christian, took 2nd “Idenity”; Olivia Manz, place with her work titled Island Christian, 3rd place, “Pink Ballet.” “After Dinner.” Honorable Other student artists who Mentions: Cassidy Burgos won in this year’s show: and Adara Beneway.

Christian, 1st place, “Morning on Main Street”; James Sarver, Key West, 2nd place, “Lightening”; Jordan Pfost, Key West, 3rd place, “Spilled Wine.” Honorable Mention: James Sarver.


The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information, call 872-1828.

Castellanos takes Best of Show prize

Krista Curton, Coral Shores, 3rd place, “Luna Sol.” Honorable Mentions:

Traditional Photography Diana Dupre, Island

Digital Photography Tyler Hadas, Key West, 1st place, “Paris Burning”; Adara Benway, Key West, 2nd place, “Sin”; Tess Sody, Key West, 3rd place, “Shy.” Honorable Mentions: Marlee Gill and Tess Sody.

Digital Illustration Kylie Bryant, Key West, 1st place, “My Deer Rabbit”; Lianna Aquilar, Key West, 2nd place, “Foreign”; Alexandra Pennell, “Dirge of the Swords.” Honorable Mention: Lianna Aquilar.

Kylie Bryant of Island Christian took 2nd place with “Pink Ballet.” Rebecca Schinella, TJ DeBrule, Erin Martin. Casual, Gourmet Dining

Mixed Media Jessica Ledwith, Island Christian, 1st place, “Shot of Color”; Nathalie Sassine, Island Christian, 2nd place, “Scar of an Artist”; Rebecca Schinella, Coral Shores, 3rd place, “Mandala.” Honorable Mentions: Jessica Ledwith and Shelbi Swanson.

3D Nathalie Sassine, Island Christian, 1st place, “A Story of a Tree”; Tesia Theriault, Key West, 2nd

Sunset Dinner Special

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“The only thing we overlook is the ocean.” Open 7 days a week • Dinner 4:30 - 10pm • Breakfast 7:30 - 10am Reservations 289-1554 At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort • Credit Cards Accepted • Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key

• TOTAL NUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful • Florida’s Most Beautiful Women • Private Table Dances Available • Full Liquor and Food Served ’til Close • Open ’til 4am • Couples Welcome

Keys Hottest Happy Hour 4-8 pm No Cover • 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances • 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday - Locals Night

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Ad/ 8464200 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2011 Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold its Final Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at the Marathon Government Center located at 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is the Certification of the Tax Roll and any other matters that may properly come before the Board. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board Publish May 9, 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

Ad/ 8500200 DISTRICT II ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC II) (From the City Limits of Key West to the West End of the Seven Mile Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a TOURIST RELATED BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE - Shall be persons involved in business which is interdependent upon the tourist industry who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development but who shall not be employed in any position within the lodging industry (motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks and other tourist accommodations and whose business is in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District II Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040-3328 Fax /: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is FRIDAY May 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Publish May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

Ad/ 8519600 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 26, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: AIRPORT PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY INSURANCE MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at OR or call toll-free at 1-800-711-1712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 1-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Publish May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

Ad/ 8642300 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 5/29/2012 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037, in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 1995 26ft floaton trailer VIN/ 40YBF2721SF000393 Publish May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 27, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: AIRPORT OWNERS AND OPERATORS LIABILITY INSURANCE MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at OR or call toll-free at 1-800-711-1712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 1-213, Key West, Florida.













Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 24th day of May, 2012, at 11 o’clock 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: EXHIBIT ‘‘A’’ On the Island of Key West, and known on William A. Whitehead’s map of said Island, delineated in February A.D. 1829, as a part of Lot Three (3) of Square Thirty-five (35), having frontage on Eaton Street Fifty (50) feet, and a frontage on Elizabeth Street of Eighty-eight (88) feet; being the same land that was conveyed by Laura Johnson to Samuel B. Lowe, under date of January 24, A.D. 1866.

All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office.

Pursuant to FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is:

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NOTICE: This ad shall serve as a notification of channel enhancements on, or around, June 5, 2012, for Comcast Cable’s Broward, Miami/Dade, Putnam and Monroe Counties all digital residential and commercial channel lineups. • Outside TV will be added to the Sports Entertainment Pack, channel 716.

And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2010-CA-1593-K

Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions.

Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida

GENERAL INFORMATION *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit Publish May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 24th day of April, 2012.

Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish May 12, 19, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/25/2012, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1, KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1A9BB26236F714125 2006 ALL AMERICAN TRAILER MFG. CO 3H1AF1606RD501447 1994 HONDA JH2RD06037K501182 2007 HONDA Publish May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter

Ad/ 8649100 NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SESSION The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Fraternal Order of Police will engage in collective bargaining for MCSO Deputies on May 18, 2012 at the Sheriff’s Administrative Headquarters, 5525 College Road on Stock Island. Session is scheduled from 9am to 5:00 pm. The collective bargaining session scheduled for May 22, 2012 has been canceled. Session is open to the public. Anyone desiring to appeal any decision taken at any session will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. If you need accommodation or assistance to attend, please contact Michelle Quad at 305-292-7021. Publish May 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter


IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNETTE COOPER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of ANNETTE COOPER, deceased, File Number 44-12-CP-38K by the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The decedent’s date of death was December 26, 2011. The name of the representative of the estate and her attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 12, 2012.

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Attorney for Person Giving Notice: James W. McQuade, Esq. Florida Bar No. 41607 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman 1509 Josephine Street Key West, Florida 33040 Telephone: (305) 292-3926 Fax: (305) 295-7947

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit

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REWARD • $1000 Information leading to recovery of YELLOW SKID LOADER taken from corner of 41St & O/S Hwy, Marathon. 289-9884

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File No. 44-12-CP-38-K Ad/ 8637100

TOM THUMB Food Stores, Inc.

By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk

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EXPERIENCED APPLIANCE TECHNICIAN WANTED Must be dependable, have tools & a clean, valid drivers liscense. Call 305-664-3662 MARINERS CLUB KEY LARGO: Wanted PT/FT marina forklift operator/dock hand. Marina forklift experience prefered. Please pick up application at the Mariners Club Gate house 97501 Overseas Highway and call for appointment. 305-853-9777 Monroe County BOCC, Maintenance Worker, Facilities Maintenance, Key West (PWFM034) $24,710.95 - $34,595.32 / 40 H.P.W.; H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 1-2 Yrs. Exp., Valid Fl. Drivers License; VET PREF AVAIL; E.O.E. Deadline - open until filled ; 292-4557; hr–


* Managers & Manager Trainees * Assistant Managers Three shifts available: * Store Clerks 6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6am To apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. Monroe County BOCC, Maintenance Worker, Unincorporated Parks and Beaches, Key West (PWUNI020) $24,710.95 $34,595.32 / 40 H.P.W.; H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 1-2 Yrs. Exp., Valid Fl. D.L.; VET PREF AVAIL; E.O.E. Deadline - open until filled ; 292-4557; hr–

Part Time Help Wanted $18,000. Married authors working at MM104 home seek help of a Gal Friday for errands, routine housekeeping, simple office and computer work. 9-2 M-F x 48 weeks/year. Must be non-smoker, fluent in English, enjoy cats and quiet background of light classical music. 305-451-1300

Monroe County Schools AC/Refrigeration Mechanic needed for Marathon area. Great benefits, paid vac., holidays and sick time. Contact Jeff Barrows, 305-360-1424. jeff.barrow–

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE & REPAIR P/T, $14/hr, transportation needed. Marathon. Call 305-743-8446 RESPONSIBLE PERSON NEEDED- Perfect for retirees! Pick up & forward mail. Must have st. address. Paid monthly. angiepeterson300–

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Love Retail?

Want to work in a fun environment? Want to have benefits including health, vacation and profit sharing? Please fax your resume to 453-9604 or call 453-9144 Seeking PT/FT Day/Night/Weekend Asst Manager/Shift Leader Sales Associates/Office Clerk. Sandal Factory/T-Shirt City

MM 102 and MM 82 If you are upbeat, outgoing, and a team player, Theater of the Sea has an opportunity for you!

Th t f th S i l ki f Photographer-Videographer one full-time and one part-time position available. Must have a good understanding of digital SLR cameras and be available on weekends and holidays. Please Fax or email resumes. 305-664-8162,

Housekeeping Assistant Manager Exceptional Living, Exceptional People

Plantation Key Nursing Center in Tavernier, is seeking a Housekeeping Assistant Manager, previous housekeeping a must, previous management a plus. To apply for the position, please submit your resume to

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Dietary Manager Exceptional Living, Exceptional People

Plantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier, is seeking a Safe Serve Certified Dietary Manager. We offer a benefits program.


To apply for the position, please submit your resume to







CNA’s and Nurses Exceptional Living, Exceptional People Plantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier, is seeking CNA's and Nurses. 8, 12 and 16 hour shifts available. We offer a benefits program. To apply for the position, please submit your resume to





Make BIG $$$$ Bartender, Dancers Servers & Security


Housing available

Location: Tavernier

Monday - Saturday

Fast paced environment. Looking for very organized, high energy, community minded individual with experience preferably in nonprofits; proficient with computers, finance, and must have writing skills. Primarily clerical position but results oriented ORGANIZED jack of all trades needed to positively impact our community. Email resume to with “office assistant position” in the subject line and a sample press release.



tackle store help Help wanted for a busy tackle store. Fishing knowledge and computer skills a must. References required. email whereisdl– Watersports attendant F/T for busy company in Islamorada. Must be hardworking & dependable. Weekends & valid dr. lic. a must! 305-896-2915



Hospitality assistant needed for Condo rentals. Part time. Computer, office and reservations experience req’d. Continental Inn, KCB admin–

Call Mr Ford

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REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT to Top Agent in Lower Keys. Must be well-organized w/solid computer background, dedicated & able to multi-task. Job description includes transaction management & variety of behind-the-scenes support. Approx. 25-30 hrs. per week. FL real estate license a plus but not necessary for right person. Email resume to:realassistant–

DAIRY QUEEN IS HIRING A RESTAURANT MANAGER in Tavernier. Prev. fast food exp. preferred but will train. Must be willing to work nights & wknds. Apply in person at 103900 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo or call 305-451-4502. Ask for Maria or Paul DAIRY QUEEN NOW HIRING F/T & P/T. Day & nt. shifts available. Apply in person. 92661 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070 EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY • Breakfast Cook • Prep Cook • Line Cook • Host/Hostess • Waitstaff • Bartender • Bus Person • Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. IMMEDIATE HIRING • Breakfast Servers • Dining Room Captains with knowledge of wine • PM Line Cook • Dinner Food Runners HIDEAWAY CAFE - Call Robert at 289-1554 between 10am-noon for appointment.

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A premiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following position 89577 2 x 3.0 (42.5098) 646574 REPOWER SEAPOWER INC>> K1190MISCELLANEOUS

Night Auditor Must be experienced, flexible, and be able to work weekends and holidays. The selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.

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YARD & MAINTENANCE HELP for small Islamorada resort. Need experience and references. Please call (305) 664-4136.







25 hp yamaha 1997 25 hp yamaha 2 stroke, runs great, comes with 6 gallon gas tank 502-558-8652 A





Harry Harris Park 3BR 1 BA Duplex All Updated Appl & Counter tops $1300 mo F/L/S 713-409-2755 305-240-5900




Private Collector Wants Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578



Great Grabs in Marathon! Sat. & Sun, 8-1, 499 Margate Dr., behind airport. Bar paraphernalia from JJ’s Doghouse, office furn, electronics, dressers, golf clubs, tools, stereo eqpt, computers, kitchen appliances & Much More! MOVING SALE Sat. May 19th. only, 909 La Paloma Rd., Key Largo, Fl 33037, MM 102.5 OS from 9 to 5pm, no early birds please.

MARATHON - unfurnished 2/1 house $1200 per mo. plus utilities, 1 yr lease. FSL. Call Stacie Kidwell, ACRE Sales, 305-731-9075 direct. Plantation Key Colony 4BR 3BA Canal Home Dockage & Davits Rec Room & Wet Bar $3500 mo F/L/S Call 305-984-1029 WHY RENT? FREE MONEY Up to $7500 to purchase BRAND NEW Home Find out how to get: • Up to $7500.00 in Down Payment Assistance • All Closing Costs Paid • Move in a Home from NO Money Down to $3500 total cost • Low Payments starting at $1575 per month (‡ taxes and insurance) Call Joe Cleghorn at (305) 304-6627

(8) Pella Windows, white, brand new. Dbl casment, 52μ x 36μ. Cost over $1000 ea, sell all for $2000. Will separate. Also shutters. 720-318-4260


MARATHON 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA, Oceanside. Canal front, all tiled, C/A, W/D, fenced yard, shed. Concrete dock. One yr ‡ lease, F/L/S. $1375/mo. ‡ util 914-522-9092 MARATHON MM53 3 BR, 3 BA, pool, canal front. 2/2 upstairs, 1/1 down. 200’ dock. $2400/mo F/L/S. Lisa Karp, Island Breeze RE, 852-8040

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MARATHON - 26th ST. Small efficiency with kitchen. Water incl. $575 mo. First / Last / $400 sec. 305-394-3923 MARATHON 2BR, 2BA Sombrero Beach Road. 6-12 month lease. 1 pet under 25 lbs. OK. $1300/mo. 305-509-2899, lv msg.

A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. Fully furnished. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800

CONCH KEY MM 63. 1 BR, 1 BA, ground level, fully furn. Kitchen, LR, boat slip avail. Directly on the Bay, must see! $1200/mo. 305-743-3478 GRASSY KEY Half duplex oceanfront, 2/2, tile, remodeled kitchen, W/D. Impact resistant windows. Covered parking. $1,595/mo. 305-610-2267


HOT SUMMER SPECIAL! BOAT SLIPS, $425/mo. Sombrero Marina/Dockside, Marathon 743-5663 or email sombreromarina–

MARATHON Comm space 2,450 sq ft office plus storage. 180’ front footage on US /1. Lots of prkg. Industrial zoned warehouses, 980 sf w/office & 350 sf space. Call John 587-7529, Kurt 481-4838

MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf ‡ util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542

MARATHON Efficiency. Tiled floors, big yard. $600/mo ‡ utilities. 305-797-9132

1 BR SUMMER RENTAL Furnished, MM 99, Oceanside. 1000 sf, oceanfront dockage. Ground Floor, $1200/mo F/L/S. 305-942-3055. 2006 PARK MODEL TRAILER FOR RENT Keys RV Park. Fully furnished. $600/mo F/L/S. 305-731-5042 3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE MM 88.5, Plantation Villas. Travertine flrs., granite, stainless appls. No smoking, no pets. $1450/mo. F/L/S. Call Eric, owner/agent. 305-393-3706 2BR/2.5BA TWNHS. MM 92 Unfurn. W/D, D/W, cbl. w/wifi. Pool, boatslip. Long term, no pets, no smoking. 6/1. $1400 ‡ elec. Call 978-423-9767

INSIDE STORAGE RACK AT MARATHON BOAT HOUSE Pvt owner, unlimited in/out, full service marina, 24 hr. security. 37’3’’ tip to tip; 16’1’’ H, 11’6’’ W. RENT $490/mo. 6 month min. Call 412-848-1272


MARATHON - C0CO PLUM. 2 BR, 1 BA APTS. 2 available. 1 brand new. On canal, ample parking. $1100 - $1200/mo. Call 305-871-4653

MARATHON MM 50 Clean, comfortable 1BR, 1BA travel trailer. In Key RV. 6 mo min. $695 ‡ util. F/L/S. Free cable. Available now. 305-896-2915


KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furn, 3br, 2ba / 2br, 2ba. Seasonal or annual. Call 786-258-3127

Marathon - Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit /32, 960 sq. ft. $1750/mo. plus elect. Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565

HAMMERPOINT BEAUTY 3 BR/1.5 bath, fully furnished with MARATHON - Walk to beach! breathtaking view of the bay. 2 BR, 1 BA, recently renovated. 786-258-3438 New kitchen and bath. Pool, dock. No pets, no smkrs. $1225/mo. 305-393-9610 A

DRY SLIP AT THE BOAT HOUSE AT VACA CUT. Mid-level rack. 33’x10’. In & outs included. $375/mo. 630-947-4344


MARATHON - 3 BR, 2 BA townhouse, $1600; 1 BR, 1 BA in one half duplex, $800. F/L/S. Call Remax, 743-2300 for info.

MARATHON - Little Venice MM53. 1/1 duplex. Older couple next door. Water views. Nicely furn & upgraded. $775/ mo. coleenmoe–







Beautiful RV Lot for Rent We have a 23’ x 49’ RV lot for rent in Big Pine Key;(MM 30). The lot will accommodate up to a 36’ unit. 954-410-6246

RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377



KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841




KEY LARGO CALUSA R/V or buildable lots. Bay access & boat ramp. $79K - $99K. Owner financing. 8%, no qualifying. Call 786-315-3332 KEY LARGO CANAL FRONT 90 x 75 buildable lot on Blackwater Dr. 75’ seawall. $250K, owner financing. No qualifying. 786-315-3332 MARATHON RV/Mobile Home Lot for Sale 38’ x 66’. Can build on or income/rental for last 2 years. $125K. 760-834-8975; 760-574-4915




KEY LARGO, MM 103, GALE PLACE. Double wide modular 3/2, possible 2 family. Excellent condition. $110,000. Possible financing. 305-942-3055 AA AA

VA SPECIAL 0 Down 0 Closing Costs Brand New 3/2 Ready to move into WOW only $1815.30 per month includes taxes and insurance Joe Cleghorn (305) 304-6627 3720 North Roosevelt Blvd WATERFRONT HOMES Brand New 3/2 • VA Special 0 Down 0 Closing Costs • Stock Island on the water • Big Coppitt on the water • Cudjoe on the water • $2133.00 per month (payments include taxes and insurance) Call Joe Cleghorn (305) 304-6627 3720 North Roosevelt Blvd.



AA Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 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 IFQ’s, 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 ref’s avail. John Potts Jr. 321-784-5982, 321-302-3630 MTHN-Marine Storage: boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 A



BOAT SLIP FOR RENT MM 99 OCEANSIDE Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3055

Call DD 289-6486

2BR/2BA HOME MM102.5 OCEANSIDE Ground level, unfurnished. $1400 monthly. F/L/S. Call Wendy. 305-394-1376

ANNUAL 1BR 1BA 16 CLARA BLVD, KCB. W/D, appliances, unfurn. Non smoking. Pets nego. F/L/S. $900/mo. 216-288-8443


MARATHON 1 bdrm apt for rent

MARATHON-Furn 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA apt. Sombrero Beach area. Bike to beach! 25’ dockage, tiki hut, W/D. 7 month lease. $1750 ‡ util. 305-360-4246


Great Selections! Used & almost new refrigerators & side by sides. Byars Used Furniture & Appliances, 2771 O/S Hwy, Marathon. 305-393-3238

KCB yearly rental, 1 bedroom 1 bath, ground level half duplex, fully furnished, tile floors, wooden deck area. F/L/S. Call 305-395-0439

2 BR/1BA stilt home on canal in Upper Sugarloaf Key. Avail. immed. $1650/mo, F/L/S. Al Leder of Preferred Properties 305-304-7359




MARATHON Oceanfront spectacular views. Luxurious 3BR, 2BA. Built in 2008. $2,000/mo. F/L/S. Call 305-282-1621, 773-607-9699

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BIG PINE KEY Rooms For Rent $500 ‡ 1/3 utilites and $400 ‡ 1/3 utilities. First & last. 305-879-2500


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Reliable CNA seeking private duty job to care for the elderly. Have good communication skills, pleasant personality, good ref & a car. 561-685-2995



30’ GRAMPIAN SAILBOAT Excellent condition, great liveaboard. Reduced! $2500. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon.

20ft Grady White CC 96 Yamaha 200 low hrs. Ttop, leaning post. Survey available. Extra clean. Tandum trailer. Call for details and upgrades. Reduced $13,900 Michael 815-530-7755 / 305-743-7524 24 FT. STAPLETON COMMERCIAL BOAT Incl. hydraulics, no motor. Must sell. $4000 OBO. Call 305-407-4524. Lv. msg.


**STONE CRAB BOAT/ TRAPS / TAGS** 1974 28’ TCraft with 1999 3126 6cyl Cat runs great, Raymarine A50DGPS ,VHF, AM/FM well maintained,new this season ZF 2:1 Gear everything works, great stone crab boat. Triple axle aluminum trailer with new tires.1,375 B stone crab certs. 1,070 used plastic traps (additional certs / traps available if desired) WILL NOT SEPARATE 941.615.7269 jsabo941– $49,000

Used traps: lobster $7 ea, crab $8 ea. S/S trap table $500. 275 gal fuel tank $250. 6 person life raft $300. Complete hydraulic trap hauler $500. Used bouys & rope. 305-879-3222

25’ 2520 XL PARKER, 2004 With 2004 Yamaha 225 4-stroke. Full electronics. Exc. Condition! Call Steve, at Shelter Bay Marine, 743-7008 25’ GRADY WHITE, 1991 Hull, ‘‘Sailfish’’, 2-2006 Yamaha 4 stroke 150 hp engines, with 78 hours on each. 1 owner boat. $25,000. 305-289-1987, Jeff. 29’ COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hours. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada 31’ GULF STREAM DAY CHARTER Twin 210 Cummins diesels, tower. 1st $17,500 takes her! Call Ken at Action Marine. 305-394-7507



AUTOS WANTED! ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Car-Van-Truck. Running or not. Cash paid. 305-332-0483

Paradise Towing is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540

33’ 1990 C-CRAFT GM 6V92TA, 3 stations, full hydraulics. Comes with ballyhoo permit and net. Call 305-509-7018 Dummy0510-15:25:52 4 x 4.0 (56.4706) Dummy

Somebody else wants it. Dummy

Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or

40’ Luhrs ’89 Flybridge with T-454’s. AC, full galley, head, sleeps 4. Ready to cruise, fish or liveaboard. Must sell now, only $35K! 305-872-3123 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydrasports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543

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