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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MAY 27, 2016 By Gabriel Sanchez The 2016 hurricane season begins on Wednesday, June 1. Colorado State University, a leading authority in modeling Atlantic Basin storms, has published their predictions — 12 named storms, with five expected to become hurricanes, and two reaching major hurricane status. Now, more than ever, locals should begin preparations for an active season. In the spirit of timely planning, we decided to ask locals …
What lessons have hurricanes taught you? Local angler, “Big Lou” Gillespi, sees things from a different perspective. “The bigger the wave, the bigger the fish. So once the storms passes, get your pole and hit the water.”
“Aside from stocking up on libations for the hurricane party, I would say I learned not to park your car under a tree,” said Crystal Jones, of Islamorada “I had to learn the latter the hard way.”
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Vinny Cathers, who recently made Islamorada home, is just now beginning to think about it. “Up in Philadelphia we didn’t really think about preparation. The last storm I remember was hurricane Gloria in 1985, but the way we saw it, as long as ‘Wawa’ was open we didn’t care.”
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urricane season begins next week and no one is more ready than Monroe County’s new emergency management director. “We are incredibly fortunate to be able to hire a person with so much professionalism and with so much experience and expertise in emergency management,” County Administrator Roman Gastesi said. Martin Senterfitt, 49, comes to the Keys from the City of Jacksonville. He started as a firefighter and worked his way up the ranks, serving as the Director of Duval County Emergency Preparedness and Director/ Fire Chief of Jacksonville Fire and Rescue. As Fire and Rescue Chief, he managed a $210 million budget and managed 1,300 employees. As director of Emergency Preparedness, he was responsible for overseeing preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and Homeland Security. He also led the city’s Emergency Operations Center in all disaster activations. Since his arrival earlier in the month, he has been meeting with officials ranging from Sheriff Rick Ramsay to city managers to learn about what resources they have and what they need. Senterfitt said he’s impressed with the Keys’ preparedness. “The bad news is that the Keys are the most at risk from hurricanes. The good news is because the risk is so real, the community is very aware,” he said. With no storms at sea, this is a good time to ask the guy with the most serious job some very lighthearted questions: Do we call you Martin, Marty or do you have a nickname? Marty works great. My Mom calls me Martin when I'm in trouble. Besides geography, what is the Keys’ weakest link when it comes to hurricanes? The ability to get mutual aid from the mainland. Other counties can expect aid quickly from their surrounding neighbors. Our aid will take much longer. What is the Keys’ greatest strength when it comes to hurricanes? The "can do" attitude of the locals. I have been pleasantly surprised by how knowledgeable most locals are and the level of personal accountability they accept in time of crisis. What was the scariest natural disaster/emergency that you have ever witnessed? Hurricane Katrina — a truly devastating storm.
What did you learn from Hurricane Katrina? Major hurricanes are exponentially far more dangerous than Category 1 storms. Some people believe that since they have weathered a Category 1 hurricane they are prepared for anything. The level of destruction found with major storms is so much greater, many people are taken off guard, and suffer unnecessarily. What’s the plan if a hurricane knocks out a bridge between here and the mainland? The Department of transportation has a well thought-out technical plan to address just such an issue. My job would be to coordinate all other agencies and their response to the effects of loosing a bridge. What’s your favorite weather app? What’s your favorite weather web site? I go straight to the National Hurricane Center. These folks are truly experts! Who puts the shutters up at your house? Ouch! My wife.
What’s the last book your read? “Yesterday's Florida Keys.” What’s the most dangerous — wind, flood or navigating an insurance claim? The most dangerous is flooding; the most complex … definitely insurance. If you could fight one person, alive or dead, who would it be? Hmmm, not sure of the exact person but they would definitely be in the dead category. I figure dead people don't hit quite as hard. Which sports team do you root for? Jacksonville Jaguars! Go Jags! Would you say you’re a strong swimmer? Of course I would say it! I'm a man! But no, not really. You can invite any five people to your hurricane party, who’s on the guest list? Hah! Trick question! Emergency Management Directors don't have hurricane parties! We have press releases to talk bad about people attending hurricane parties. What’s your worst kept secret? I'm going bald. What is your nerdiest passion? All of the great Avengers movies coming out! The Black Widow is HOT! Other than hurricanes, what other emergency situation should the Keys prepare for? Infrastructure failure or impact: one bad accident on a bridge can separate you from your children or family. Have a plan! Ketchup or mustard? Ketchup. Finish these sentences … The Keys are … paradise! Jacksonville is … headed to the Super Bowl! One day! Everybody needs … five days of food and water in their hurricane kit. Really. Not 24 hours; five days!
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County preps for hurricane season
ith hurricane season’s official start just around the corner on June 1, now is a good time to start personal, family and business preparations. Monroe County government is already working hard behind the scenes to be ready for any storms that may come this way. This past week, Monroe County Emergency Management hosted a hurricane exercise for all Keys’ responders and entities involved in storm preparations and evacuations at the Emergency Operations Center in Marathon. It was part of a statewide hurricane exercise. The packed room of 86 people – representing 24 governmental and private Eighty-six entities – demonstrates it takes a village officials, to protect residents and tourists before, during and after major storms. The group representing worked together to respond to a fake 24 agencies, storm, dealing with it at different stages took part in the of progression as it moved toward the island chain. event. Among the participants were Monroe County government’s Fire-Rescue, Public Works, Information & Technology, Airports and Planning & Growth Management departments. The exercise also included the Sheriff’s Office, all the municipalities and their fire rescue and police, all three Keys’ hospitals, the Tourist Development Council, the National Weather Service, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Florida Park Service and the Florida Highway Patrol. Oh, there’s more: Monroe County School District, Monroe County Health Department, Florida Department of Health, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Florida Keys Electric Co-op, Mosquito Control and the American Red Cross. Martin Senterfitt, Monroe County’s new Emergency Management director, told the group that when the EOC is activated it’s important to have representatives “with decision-making ability” from all these groups present. “We work together to make decisions,” he said. Senterfitt is replacing Irene Toner, who is retiring June 30 after 17 years in the position. Monroe County Emergency Services Director and Fire Chief James Callahan pointed out that this was Toner’s last hurricane exercise. She received a standing ovation.
Toner honored for service Contributed Monroe County’s Emergency Management Director Irene Toner received the Lifetime Achievement Award recently during the 30th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Toner was recognized for her outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the field of hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation at the local, state and national level. Toner retires on June 30, after nearly two decades of service to Monroe County and 35 years working in emergency management.
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public can remember. But not just the American public, but all countries in the Atlantic or Pacific basins. In order to find a common ground and very year the “list” comes out and we familiar monikers when referencing a storm, scratch our heads, kind of perplexed at the seeming arbitrary and random the World Meteorological Organization based in Geneva accepts names from a variety of nations choice of names. Gaston next to and compiles a master list. (In other words, the Hermine? Ophelia next to Philippe? National Hurricane Center doesn’t choose.) Thus Humberto? Ida? How did they come the names represent different cultures and lanup with those names? In years passed, there were a variety of ways guages from French to Spanish to North American. They are meant to be short and create a hurricanes were named. If a storm struck on a common handle for all countries “Day of a Saint,” then Santa affected by storm or hurricane. Ana it was. Simultaneously, But haven’t we heard this NOAA was using longitude list before? Yes. Every six years, and latitude but that was a Storms are named the same list is recycled and the little confusing to commuwhen they reach 34 names of “offending” storms nicate between countries, knots or 39 mph are removed and replaced. And and created a margin of or higher when the list runs out, there is error. In the 1950s, it was always the Greek alphabet, as vastly simplified — hurwe learned during the “super ricanes were given proper season” of 2005 that had more names from an alphabetical storms than there are letters in the alphabet. list. Until 1979, the lists only included women’s According to the Farmer’s Almanac 2016, names until someone woke up and realized around 39 percent of hurricanes that hit the men could be stormy too. Now there is a master United States strike the state of Florida. So, if you list of 26 alternating male and female names want to avoid naming your kid Hugo or some representing what sounds like a United Nations other “offending” name — or simply want to cocktail party. crush the hurricane category in “Jeopardy,” now While a Debby or a Nestor might sound more like your friendly bank teller than a menac- you know how a hurricane is named. ing Category 4 hurricane, it’s at least a name the By Hays Blinckmann
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uthor Les Standiford likens the remnants of the old Overseas Railroad to “some modern age Stonehenge jutting up from the middle of the sea.” The FIU professor and novelist spoke to about 100 history buffs this week at the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center as part of the organization’s ongoing lecture series. Prior to his address, guests mingled in the museum featuring the brand new Indian Key exhibit and then filed into the second floor auditorium where Standiford spoke about his book. Titled “Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the spectacular rise and fall of the railroad that crossed an ocean,” his talk included slides gleaned from various sources and a look into both how the book developed as well as snippets from the widely acclaimed novel. “The railroad that crossed an ocean was considered at the time to surpass the building of the Panama Canal on engineering scope and challenge,” Standiford said. The book opens with Ernest Hemingway preparing for the oncoming storm, and describes the massive undertaking of the seven-year construction project. The book makes use of eyewitness accounts to recreate those fateful hours on Labor Day, 1935 when a hurricane killed several hundred highway workers and residents of the Upper Keys fishing village of Matecumbe. The storm was also responsible for permanently ending rail service to Key West. A published novelist, Standiford broke form to write this piece of non-fiction. “It seemed better than anything I could dream up,” Standiford said. “One of the richest men in the world undertakes the engineering challenge of the century and the worst storm in history blows it all away. I thought that would be a lot more interesting than the story about how a CEO steals all the stockholders’ money and builds himself a really big house.” • • • • • The Keys History and Discovery Center will next welcome famed photographer Clyde Butcher. He is best known for his work on the Everglades and surrounding environments and will share his adventures and experiences on Thursday, June 2. For more info, visit www.keyshistory.com or call 305-922-2237.
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‘THE HURRICANE’ SONG
By Bob Dylan ‘Desire,’ 1976
Hurricane is the ultimate protest song about being in the wrong place at the right time. Although the song refers to a questionable arrest of a late and great boxer known as ‘The Hurricane,’ it could easily refer to locals and visitors who don’t heed the evacuation order.
Moments that reveal the terrible strength of hurricanes
By Sara Matthis With a couple of decades of Keys living under your belt, it’s impossible not to learn some terrible facts about hurricanes — if by no other method than osmosis. The details seem to seep into your brain and never, ever leave. Once learned, then they take up residence in the frontal lobe any time a storm approaches.
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‘THE HURRICANE’ MOVIE Directed by John Ford Samuel Goldwyn, 1937
While this work also references racial prejudice, the movie also stars a “real” hurricane. In the colonial era, island native Terangi (Jon Hall) spends a blissful honeymoon with his bride, Marama (Dorothy Lamour). Then Terangi is sent to prison for punching a prejudiced white man. All pretense of law and order are soon shattered by an incoming tropical storm.
‘SECOND WIND’ NOVEL
By Dick Francis Berkley Books, 1999
No racial prejudice here. Dick Francis is known for his books that always include an even-tempered hero and information about horse racing, but this novel is the most spot-on description of a hurricane we’ve ever read. Plus it has the added drama of airplanes flying into a storm (on purpose) and being stranded on a deserted island. Throw in a nefarious plot and a mysterious illness and you have a novel to get you through a storm.
• The Galveston Storm of 1900. The sheer scale of loss surrounding this storm boggles the mind. Official reports estimate that 8,000 died on the island that day in September — 20 percent of the population. Almost 4,000 homes were destroyed, but it was the sheer number of dead bodies that haunts history. Burying all of them was impossible, and initially authorities attempted to weigh the bodies down and dump them at sea; but they floated back to the beach and officials began constructing pyres on the beach to burn the bodies. It was so distressing, that free whiskey was passed out to the men in charge of the macabre scene.
• The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. A very detailed account of this storm by Willie Drye in “Storm of the Century” is a cautionary tale about the need for coordinated storm preparation and recovery. Information about the approaching storm was very limited. Ed Butters who operated the Hotel Matecumbe was monitoring the barometric pressure himself; the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm. What he saw scared him so badly, he threw the device out the window. “The needle kept plunging, and by 7:45 p.m. it had fallen to the lowest reading his barometer could measure — 26 inches … Butters was terrified … he realized that watching it … was only adding to his terror.” The storm’s strength was so terrible irrational behavior overcame his scientific education. Pablo Paz, New Orleans
• Hurricane Katrina of 2005. Retired Master Sergeant of the National Guard Pablo Paz said he can’t forget the smell of rotting food and the sight of so many refrigerators sealed with duct tape at the curb after Hurricane Katrina. In the beginning, he performed search and rescue. “When you opened a house that had been sealed for three weeks, the pressure would change and you would be suddenly surrounded by the smell. And you couldn’t tell if it was a dead body, dead animal or the food rotting in the refrigerator,” said the New Orleans native who was given the emergency title of “Mayor” of the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station staging area for the National Guard. “You can’t get it out of your nostrils. It gets in your sinuses and it sticks there forever.” Eventually, he said, the refrigerators were collected and piled in a heap four stories tall outside of New Orleans.
Months since the United States was struck by a major hurricane. It would be easy to forget the awesome destructive force of a hurricane, but somehow, in the details we remember.
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Hues of home inspire newest gallery Pantaleo’s dream gallery showcases passion for local art movement By Gabriel Sanchez
he opening of Roberto Russell Galleries is special for the virtuoso at the heart of the Upper Keys art renaissance. “The culmination of everything I’ve learned throughout the years from artists, mentors, and my experiences had a role in the opening of what I consider my dream gallery,” said Roberto “Pasta” Pantaleo, who co-founded the gallery. His partner Russell Post is in real estate and his name is also on the door at the adjoining Sotheby's International Realty. Originals from sculptor Geoffrey Smith and artist Ruth Langs have been on display since the gallery’s grand opening on April 8 — the gallery features a rotating cast of talented artists. The goal of the Roberto Russell Gallery, Pantaleo said, is to have guests ask questions about the originals, learn about the artists on display, and foster an appreciation for local talent and creation. “Islamorada reminds me a lot of the fishing villages of Italy, both have the same passion and zest you’d expect from a place where people love life. In the same token, “The world is but I wanted to build something for the a canvas to our public to come and enjoy,” Pantaleo imagination.” said. – Henry David Thoreau “Guests love the new art and sculptures. They’ve also commented on how different the work is compared to what’s hanging in Pasta’s Signature Gallery,” said Fabrienne Lovelace, referencing Pantaleo’s original gallery which is still open across the highway from Pierre’s. “Pasta’s work has evolved, but it still has that singature vintage look.” Roberto Russell Galleries aim to become a premiere location for the Upper Keys art enthusiast. The simple and elegant layout of the gallery provides the perfect canvas for the artwork on display, creating an authentic European feel to its presentation. Pantaleo said the elegant ambiance is intentional. “I wanted to have a more formal atmosphere as opposed to the ‘Pasta’ flavor that everyone is accustomed to. That is the reason I opened it under the name Roberto, to indicate the Italian feel I want to convey. When Russell Post came to me with the idea for the space and gave me the free range I needed to create, I was excited.” The Robert Russel Galleries (81888 Overseas Hwy.) and Pasta Pantaleo’s Signature gallery (81599 Old Hwy.) are located within a mile of one another in Islamorada. The public is encouraged to visit.
Russell Post, left, Angela Pantaleo and Roberto Pantaleo are excited about the joint venture.
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Local lips sealed on spoilers
By Gabriel Sanchez
etflix’s original series “Bloodline” returns to screens Friday, May 27 for its second season. In case you’ve been living under a rock, “Bloodline” follows an affluent Florida Keys family, the Rayburns, as they struggle to cope with a murderous secret. The first season ended with a cliffhanger, and despite the Weekly’s best efforts to pry some details from locals serving as extras during the filming of the second, we learned nothing. Locals will be tuning in to learn what happens, but also for the thrill of seeing their favorite places on the small screen. “A big reason I watch the show is that it’s filmed at a lot of the places I visit, which makes it more entertaining,” said Martin Shepard who hangs out at the Whistle Stop, a locale featured frequently in the series. “I also thought it was nice of the cast to go out in town when they weren’t working and interact with people. It was pretty cool to see John Leguizamo just hanging out with the locals. They made the community feel like they were grateful for having them as guests.” Chelsey Stewart, of Marathon’s Chamber of Commerce, was one of the fortunate few selected as an extra for the show she says she loves. “It was a little surreal to be on set at the Rayburn house. The attention to detail put into one day of filming surprised me the most. I have a new respect for the film industry, the production’s focus on lighting and sound quality were extensive.” “The cinematography of the show is breathtaking and does a good job portraying the Keys beautifully,” said Bobby Highsmith, School Board District 1 member, who also was an extra. He said it was a unique and enjoyable experience. “The work environment was professional and the cast and production crew were very gracious. It’s been good for the local economy as well. We are very pleased to have them.” Still, none of the locals are talking. “I have no idea if Danny is dead,” said Highsmith. “I have no clue what may happen, I just know it looks intense,” laughed Stewart. It seems the locals are as good at keeping secrets as the Rayburns.
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Guitar strings and palm trees Florida Keys Guitar Fest coming
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ocal guitarists are stringing up for the first Florida Keys Guitar Festival starting in Marathon, June 4- 5, and traveling to Key Largo in July and Key West in August. “It will be really, really, high-quality classical and jazz guitar concerts,” said event founder and guitarist Mateo Jampol of the first event. “It’s something we have thought about for a while and after talking with Liz Young at the Arts Council decided to pursue.” The first concert in the series will be at Florida Keys Country Club in Marathon on Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. The concert will be performed by Jampol and Mike Emerson in two 40-minute sets. “We are looking to bring in some nice crowds this year, being our first year. But next year, we will really be stepping it up,” he said. With the help of manager Theo Derleth to set the stage, the 2017 fest plans call for three concerts, one at Founder’s Park, one at Marathon Community Park, and one at Truman Waterfront, over three consecutive nights with vendors — Guitarist Matt Jampol’s favorite melody and more. Mateo said he is looking forward to the free kids’ event at Marathon Community Park with fellow guitarist Larry Baeder. The two will do a history of music around the world and introduce the kids to classical and Spanish guitar at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Other dates include Spanish guitar on Sunday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at Nelson Government Center in Key Largo, and in Key West from August 5-7 at four locations ending with a guitar summit on Sunday, August 7 at The Garden’s Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Other guitarists highlighted during the event include Micheal Gillis, Steve Ramos and Bob Hanni. For more information, visit floridakeysguitarfestival.com. Tickets are available at keystix.com.
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f you’re passing by the Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, and find yourself needing a refreshment, there is no better time to stop in and see Jarrod Baker for a Ho Bomb. The Ho bomb is a combo of Oates and Hoes Stout craft beer, Bird Dog chocolate whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream. To prepare correctly, pour the whiskey in a shot glass small enough to fit inside a glass of stout beer. Before submerging the whiskey, top off the shot with a touch of Baileys — drop, drink, and enjoy. The full stout taste is complimented by the lingering hint of savory chocolate. “A couple of these are sure to keep you warm,” laughed Jarrod. He would know, Jarrod originally hails from the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, but left after construction brought him down to Islamorada eight years ago. When he’s not pouring drinks at the Whistle Stop, Jarrod can be found exploring the waters with friends and his blue nose pit, Coral. The Whistle Stop is located at 82685 Overseas Highway, near MM 83.
GILBERT’S Bagatricks — Friday, May 27 Shane Duncan Band — Saturday, May 28 The Regs/Mojo Scoundrels — Sunday, May 29 Rogue Theory — Monday, May 30 Bobbe Brown — Wednesday, June 1 Jade Saunders — Friday, June 3 Soulicide — Saturday, June 4 Push — Sunday, June 5 Kevin Hurley — Tuesday, June 7 Bobbe Brown — Wednesday, June 8 DJ Reggae Ronnie — Thursday, June 9 Chemradery — Friday, June 10 OCEANVIEW PUB & SPORTS BAR John Mavis — Sunday, May 29 SNAPPER’S RPM — Thursday to Sunday, May 26-29 Dana Collins — Wednesday, June 1 Ace — Thursday to Saturday, June 2-4 To publish your entertainment schedule in the Weekly Newspaper, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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BRIEFLY Historical Trust to present Memorial Day service The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold its annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument, MM 81.8 Overseas Highway. The monument was dedicated in 1937 to honor the Veterans and civilians killed in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The ceremony will begin with an introductory presentation, followed by the invocation, guest speakers, Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, the history of the Hurricane Monument, the laying of the memorial wreath and the benediction. The service is open to the public. For additional information, contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940 or visit matecumbehistoricaltrust.com. AHEC Summer Clinic school hours released AHEC Summer Clinic hours and locations will continue from June 13 through July 22 to coincide with the summer school schedule. AHEC plans to re-open one to two weeks prior to school beginning to offer school physicals. Services are available for all current and new students. Locations include HOB on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; Sugarloaf School on Tuesdays; Marathon High School on Mondays and Thursdays; and Key Largo School on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 305-743-7111, ext. 205. Civic club hosts breakfast The Key Largo Civic Club will serve breakfast on Saturday, June 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the club located at MM 99.3, Oceanside. Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes and coffee are offered for $6. The public is invited. For more information, call Earl Harrison at 305-453-9154. Key Largo sailing camp opens summer registration Kids age 7 to 16 can learn the basics of boat handling and sailing during weekly sessions from June 13 through August 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Upper Keys Sailing Club, 100 N. Ocean Bay Dr., Key Largo. Cost is $265 per camper per week. More information can be found at msysp.org or by calling 305-747-2600.
SAVE THE DATE Saturday, May 28 • MaraTri at 7 a.m. at Sombrero Beach, Marathon. Sunday, May 29 • Memorial Da Beach Barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cheeca Lodge, MM 81. Monday, May 30 • Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. at Islamorada Hurricane Monument, MM 81.8. Friday, June 3 • Book club meeting on “Circling the Sun” at 10 a.m. at Marathon library. Saturday, June 4 • Key Largo Civic Club breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at MM 99.3, Oceanside. • Swim Around Key West. June 9-12 • Howard Livingston’s Meet me in the Keys festival. June 8-12 • Key West Pride. Saturday, June 11 • VFW Fishing Tournament. Saturday, June 18 • FKCC Swim Around Key West. • Car Club Ice Cream Social from 4 to 7 p.m., Sugarloaf Key. Sunday, June 19 • Sol Shine Yoga events at 10 a.m. at Keys Cable Park, Grassy Key. June 24-26 • Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix – all weekend. Tuesday, June 28 • Key Largo Civic Club potluck and business meeting at 6 p.m. at MM 99.3, Oceanside. Thursday, June 30 • Free Caribbean Fish ID class at 7 p.m. at REEF Headquarters, MM 98.3.
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CORALPALOOZA n celebration of World Oceans Day, Coral Restoration Foundation is hosting its second annual Coralpalooza. The event, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, aims to bring recreational divers together in an effort to promote coral reef restoration and ocean preservation. Work assignments for the event will include working in Coral Restoration Foundation’s offshore nurseries, outplanting corals on reef restoration sites, and documenting the health of existing colonies. All participants must be certified scuba divers and are required to attend a training session held at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo on the afternoon of Friday, June 3. The session will feature a presentation on basic reef and coral biology as well as hands-on modules to prepare divers for the following day’s work. On Saturday, participants will meet their assigned dive groups at a pre-determined dive shop location in the Upper Keys. All groups will be led by Coral Restoration Foundation team members. Space is limited and expected to fill up quickly so make your reservations today! Participation in Coralpalooza is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds raised during the event will directly fund Coral Restoration Foundation’s efforts to restore coral reefs throughout the Caribbean. Over 1,000 divers participate in recreational dive programs every year through the organization. In 2015, Coral Restoration Foundation was able to outplant more than 22,500 corals onto the reef throughout the Keys. For more details on Coralpalooza, visit www.coralrestoration.org/coralpalooza.
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A Purposeful Plunge Divers shine a light on shadowy history, emerge with hope By Karuna Eberl
fter years of looking at pretty fish on reefs around the world, a few divers from the National Association of Black Scuba Divers wanted a more meaningful reason to jump in the water. They found it with marine archaeologist Brenda Lanzendorf. A pragmatic dreamer, Lanzendorf intrigued them with tales of undocumented shipwrecks in Biscayne National Park, including the Guerrero, a pirate Spanish slave ship that sank in 1827. But as the sole park archaeologist with a $500 annual budget, she didn’t have the resources to delve deeply into the park’s tremendous history. “She was there all by herself and needed some help,” says diver Kenneth Stewart. Stewart and his friends were intrigued with learning how to document shipwrecks, but also taken with the idea of finding the Guerrero and bringing to light the story of the 561 prisoners on board. So began the first Diving with a Purpose (DWP). This week divers from around the world converge in Key Largo for DWP’s 12th annual archaeology session, a legacy that includes wrecks in both Biscayne and the National Marine Sanctuary. Last year they identified the Hannah M. Bell, a steamship that sank off Elbow Reef in 1911. The nonprofit has also trained divers in Mozambique and received several national awards. The late archaeBeyond shipwrecks, DWP also works with the Coral Restoration ologist Brenda Foundation in reviving local reefs, a new twist that quickly became Lanzendorf began close to Stewart’s heart. “This is our way to give back to the sport of the movement. diving, the community and the world,” he says. In July Stewart will return with DWP’s youth divers to finally search for the slave ship Guerrero, an event a long time in the making. Sadly, though, their historic dive will be without Lanzendorf, who passed away in 2009. “I wish she was here with us,” he says. “If Brenda was alive to see what we’re going to do this summer with the young divers and the Guerrero she would have been blown away. They put faith back into the possibility our ocean is going to be in good hands, and leave it right for the next generation.” For more information on DWP’s programs, see www.divingwithapurpose.org. Stewart remarks that though members are predominantly African American, anyone is welcome, so long as they are at least 15 years old, have dove at least 25 times and bring a passion for history and marine conservation.
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Thorough searching? Absolutely! A true story about just how far TSA screening can go…
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ong lines at airports courtesy of the TSA Checkpoints are in the news again, especially this Memorial Day holiday weekend. While the wizards in Washington (not the NBA team) try and figure out how to make things work better, and while airports debate hiring their own security crews to keep the lines as short as possible, I will again relate this absolutely true story about what happened to me at a TSA checkpoint. As a matter of background, let me assure you that I do everything possible to get through the TSA checkpoints as smoothly as possible. I usually wear a pullover shirt, elastic waistband pants (no belt), and shoes with no metal inside. I empty the contents of my pockets into the provided trays and let all those possessions go through the x-ray machine. This particular nightmarish incident happened in Tallahassee. At the time, I was Marathon’s Mayor. Also at that time, removal of shoes was not required at all airports. Many times, I’d simply walk through the metal detectors with my shoes still on my feet, pick up my stuff, and head to the gate. Other times, screeners would ask me to wait until they could swab my shoes with some test paper that they’d insert into this machine that would let them know that I wasn’t a terrorist. Then I’d pick up my stuff and head for the gate. JOHN Not this time. As I cleared the metal detector — BARTUS without sounding an alarm — this enormous mouthbreather wearing a TSA uniform motions for me to walk is a City Council down this Plexiglas-lined hallway. As I enter the hallway, member and a former Mayor of and I swear I am not making this up, this lifetime underthe City of Maraachiever sticks his foot out and trips me. No apology, no thon. John is also “excuse me.” I swore. He turned and looked at me as if I a musician who had the number “666” tattooed across my forehead and performs around said, “You don’t have to take the Lord’s name in vain!” town at various establishments. Glaring back at the big lummox, I said, “You didn’t have to trip me now either, did you?!” Still no apology. At this point, I knew I was headed to Hell. I just didn’t know how far down the handbasket was going. My traveling companions, all of whom made it through the checkpoint, are looking back at me and wondering just what offense I’ve committed. “Remove your shoes,” I was commanded. I complied. They were swabbed down and sent through the x-ray machine. “Stand up and spread your legs and hold out your arms.” I did as I was told so the large strawberry-blonde redneck swamp ape could “wand” me with his handheld metal detector. “Stay in that position.” Again, I did as I was told so that this evolutionary throwback could don a pair of rubber gloves and give me a far-too-intimate patdown. Then, the final straw: “I need to look down your pants.” “Excuse me?” “Sir, I need to look down your pants.” So right there, in the middle of this Plexiglas hallway at the Tallahassee Airport’s TSA checkpoint, in plain view of hundreds of passengers and airport employees and whoever else wanted a peek, I stretched out my elastic waistband pants so that this Paleolithic pervert could gaze at my crotch. The last straw having been broken, I unloaded with both barrels. “Is there anything else you’d like to see, sir? Is there any other position I can assume for you, sir? Are you sure you don’t want to perform a personal strip search, sir?” As he backed away from me, red-faced, I said, “I am an elected official in this state. As such, I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of these United States. You ought to try reading it sometime.” With that, I exited the Plexiglas hallway, picked up my stuff and headed for the gate. • • • • John Bartus performs tonight (Friday) at the Florida Keys Country Club, Saturday afternoon at the Postcard Inn in Islamorada, Saturday night at the Key Colony Inn, Wednesdays at Tarpon Creek, and Thursdays at Sparky’s Landing. www.johnbartus.com
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his month’s ArtWalk survived and thrived despite the stormy weather that impacted Morada Way before the popular, reoccurring event. With the sounds of various live bands throughout the Art District serenading attendees, numerous art lovers browsed the collections of art, jewelry, and clothing. There was an upbeat mood among the locals following the unpredictable weather conditions earlier in the day. “It’s a nice day out considering what it looked like earlier,” said Dee Willard of Islamorada, a supporter of the monthly ArtWalk on the third Thusday of every month. “It’s a nice change to have something social going on.” —Weekly Staff report GABRIEL SANCHEZ/Keys Weekly 1. ‘It’s a good variety of artists and unique art. The event is good for everybody and we should do everything to support local talent,’ said Chuck Faulkner of the Art Walk. He’s pictured here with friend Karen O’Malley. 2. The folk tunes of Sweet Water fill the streets of Morada Way. Art and music lovers enjoy the show in the late afternoon. 3. Locals chat outside the doors of the Elena Madden gallery. Third Thursday ArtWalk begins in the afternoon and runs into the evening. 4. Jacque Stringer enjoys the variety of artists she encounters at the Art Walk. ‘I was able to find nice earrings. Much of the art I find here has an organic feel,’ she said. 5. Dee, and wife, Mellanie Willard, welcome the art movement. ‘The growth in galleries and artists has really helped in making the village look nice,’ Dee said.
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Faculty and students at Coral Shores High School choose a Weekly Student by selecting candidates with good character, achievements and involvement. These students stand out amongst their peers and are recognized by the Weekly Newspapers. What organizations and activities are you involved with at CSHS and why are they important to you? I’m on the football team. It is a great sport and we are active with the community. Who has been your biggest inspiration at CSHS and why? Dante Jiovenetta inspires me, because he is determined, hardworking, and loves to help others.
KRISTEN LIVENGOOD is a Marathon High School and USF grad, mom of two beautiful little girls, and wife to some cute guy she met in a bar. She enjoys being a social busy bee, red wine, running (very, very slowly), and spearfishing. Above: My crew: J-Rad, K-10, K-Lo, K-Cro, K-Zen and Lisa Marie 10 hours in at the handoff at the beginning of the Seven Mile Bridge Leg. Below: Cortland Wheeler, who we chased the entire length of the Keys. He may need a restraining order against us…
CHASING CORTLAND W The 100-mile journey
ith months of physical training and mental preparation, nothing can make the heat of the Seven Mile Bridge at 4 p.m. on a May afternoon bearable. Nothing. The first mile of it was fine but that doesn’t last long. And, that was only seven miles of the 16 miles I ran during the Keys 100 last weekend with a group of five of my favorite running friends. My two legs following the bridge involved chafing in places I truly had no idea existed. Standing in the elevator the night before, we met Cortland Wheeler, a 27-year-old athlete who has ran 100 miles once before. His goal was to tackle the whole 100 miles, on his own, in this heat, under 24 hours. After being subjected to a couple of our running “jokes,” he exited the elevator rather hastily. The next day, about 13 miles in, we recognized the tall (and handsome) Cortland on the course. We were prepped to make more lame jokes when we quickly realized the look of desperation on his face. His support vehicle had missed the last stops, so we refilled him, and he was on his way. All the way until the Seven Mile Bridge, we leap-frogged him, chatting with him at times, passing him, or him passing me (I am super slow…). He met up with his crew again a few times, and they missed a couple more stops, so we refilled his waters and iced down his hat. Little did we know, he would be the first male finisher (19 hours, 16 minutes), and we chased him the whole way. Things you think of when you’re delirious on a bridge include shirts for next year: “Honk! I’m hot,” legit hot, while wondering if Forrest Gump thought these same things, and why are there knives, screws, hacksaws, and random socks on the side of the bridge. You know how they say not to pick up a stray sock in the woods, I wonder what it means on a bridge? We contemplated jumping about four miles in and I even waved down a boat to ask if they’d scoop us out of the water — they would have been happy to. Sometimes it takes a 100-mile, 20-hour race for you to really absorb the beauty and friendship of the Florida Keys. And, for my next trick: 100-mile Tour De Keys bike ride in September supporting MARC House. Better pump the tires on the beach cruiser.
What class do you think has best prepared you for life after high school and why? Marine Mechanics gets me into the world of the water industry and teaches me something that I can do in the Keys. Do you tweet? Who do you follow on Twitter? No, I don’t tweet. What are the biggest challenges facing the Keys? What would you do to meet these challenges? Pollution and overfishing are problems. We need to set up environmental studies to stop runoff and raise fish sizes or lower bag limits. What are your plans after high school? I want to travel through the Caribbean and make a living spearfishing and surfing. Do you think you will make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? No, but I would like to move back at some point. I want to see the rest of the world and there are no waves in the Keys. Finish this sentence: Living in the Keys has taught me… … to love your environment and treat the Earth well.
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FILE NO.: 16-CP000081-K
CASE NO. 2015-CA-397-P BARBARA NIGHTINGALE, individually and as wife and sole heir of Donald Nightingale, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD D. STEELE, DONNA L. STEELE; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Re-Establishment of Lost Promissory Note and Mortgage, entered on May 17, 2016 in the above styled action, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040 on July 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., the following described parcel of real property: Lot 8, Block 3, CROSS KEY WATERWAY ESTATES SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6 at Page 51, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. A/k/a: 1115 Calder Road, Key Largo, FL 33037 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED ON May 17, 2016 AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Publish: May 27 and June 3, 2016 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF KRISTOPHER JOHN KOSHIOL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the Estate of Kristopher John Koshiol, deceased, File No. 16-CP000081-K, is pending in the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served, must file their claims with the Clerk of Court, Probate Division, 500 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040 WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis of the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall
be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall serve the copy on the personal representative.
The administration of the estate of Francis H. Dolan, deceased, whose date of death was April 18, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is: May 27, 2016. Dated at Monroe County, Florida this 20th day of May, 2016. Personal Representative: Manuel E. Garcia 515 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Attorney for Personal Representative: MARIA I. ESCOTOCASTIELLO, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 959839 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 113 Miami, FL 33133 Telephone: (305) 860-0991 Fax: (305) 860-0953 E-mail: meclaw@ bellsouth.net Co-Counsel for Personal Representative: M. BARBARA AMARO, ESQ Florida Bar Number: 611298 8950 SW 74 Ct., Suite 2201 Mailbox A-19 Miami, FL 33156 Telephone: (305) 384-7213 Fax: (888) 508-5215 E-mail: mbamarolaw@aol. com Publish: May 27 and June 3, 2016 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 16-CP105-K Lower Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCIS H. DOLAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: May 27, 2016. Personal Representative: Walter LaGraves 3695 Tropic Street Big Pine Key, Florida 33043 Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FLORIDA 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216
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