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MARATHON WEEKLY / JANUARY 13, 2017 GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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The Florida Keys were inundated by traffic over the holidays. Thousands of visitors from all over came to spend some time in the southernmost paradise. With the influx came traffic jams and numerous accidents. Some were fatal. To mitigate the effect of visitors, the idea of a toll before entering the Keys has at times been proposed. Revenue from a toll could pay for more law enforcement protecting our roads. Revenue could also be used to improve infrastructure. So the Weekly asked locals…

Would you be in support of a toll entering the Keys? “I wouldn’t mind if the money from it was put toward helping locals,” said Angel Lewis, of Coco Plum Vacation Rentals.

Yes, I think it would be important to know where the money is going. As long as it’s figured out beforehand, I think it’s fair,” said Donald McMullen, glass artist at the Art Studio in Marathon.

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484 64th Street, Marathon Reduced by 10k and Sellers are offering $3000 closing cost credit to buyers if under contract by Jan 31st 2017. Home qualifies for FHA finance allowing low down payment option. Stop paying rent and start building equity. Perfect location right in the heart of Marathon, walking distance to multiple restaurants, all new interior paint, fans, window treatments, updated a/c, metal roof. $289,000

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Vacant Lot, Calle Ensueno, Marathon Located in the Exclusive Sombrero Isles. Millionaires Row! This subdivision consist of extremely large parcels plated for custom built homes. Neighborhood is far off the highway for a very private, quiet atmosphere. 5 minutes to sisters creek from your dock and just a block or so walk from Sombrero Beach. This lot is already cleared and is build-able per the city of Marathon Land Development Regs and zoning. $499,000

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Kelly Willey, also of Coco Plum Vacation Rentals, said, “I would potentially be in support, provided the funds went into subsidizing affordable workforce housing or programs that support first time home ownership.”

Sharon Hervey, of H&R Block, said, “I think it’s a great idea. It might cause some congestion, but I don’t think it would deter people from coming down.”

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837 91st Court, Marathon 2bed 2bath completely renovated ocean side, with porcelain tile throughout, Corian counters, tile backsplash, baseboards crown molding all new, Metal roof, concrete seawall with wood step down, above flood, covered boat and vehicle storage, Large covered deck providing lots of shade, Fenced in yard, 2 minutes to open water, Conventional financing available, Easy to show. This is the lowest priced, above flood, conventionally finance able home in the Entire Middle Keys. $514,000

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CITY GOVERNMENT

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dispute between neighboring property owners and the City of Marathon was resolved Tuesday when the Marathon City Council voted 4-1 to abandon a right-of-way parcel to Marathon Garbage Service over the objections of BC Storage. Councilman Mark Senmartin was the only councilman to dissent. “I’m not in favor of giving away city property. I don’t see the advantage to the city if we give away taxpayer property,” Senmartin said. “But if it were me, I would be King Solomon. I would solve it with a simple berm down the middle of the road and everyone have a nice day.” However, a clause in city ordinances dictates that if a right-of-way is abandoned, it should revert to adjacent owners who own land within the boundaries of the plat. The ordinance was amended a year ago. Marathon Garbage Service is part of the original Mead subdivision, while BC storage, owned by Frank Smith, sits on the next subdivision to the west. Marathon Garbage Service’s attorney Frank Greenman listed the advantages to the city. “If the city approves the abandonment, the property goes back on the tax rolls. Marathon Garbage Service has provided excellent service for 60 years; they are a contributing member of our community,” Greenman said, adding that the amount of garbage generated in Marathon has increased over the years. “It won’t solve the problem, but it will give them 5,000 square feet of more land which will be useful.” It was the second time Greg Konrath, owner of Marathon Garbage Service, has made the application to have the city abandon the right of way. (The

‘DIRTY BUSINESS ON BOTH SIDES’ RIGHT-OF-WAY GRANTED TO MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE the permit was revoked, possibly over access to build the berm itself. “Our biggest concern is that the abandonment of the parcel is detrimental to the public safety of one of Marathon’s citizens — Mr. Smith. There are serious environmental issues with the property,” Waldera said. While both parties allege the other is contaminating the groundwater (currently monitored by state Department of Environmental Protection ground wells), the council was reminded the presence or absence of pollution had no bearing on its specific task. The criteria for abandonment covered items like whether it hurts pedestrian, vehicular or commercial traffic, and whether it interferes with access to utilities. The applicant pledged to allow

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access to the relevant utilities. Marathon city staff recommended approval of the abandonment with conditions. When the resolution comes back for the second reading, it will likely contain language that requires Marathon Garbage Service to build a concrete wall between its property and BC Storage.

first was in 2008.) According to comments from the council and staff, the parcel with utilities on it is the source of a long-standing disagreement between the two parties. Councilwoman Michelle Coldiron remarked, “It’s been said that there is dirty business on both sides.” According to BC Storage’s legal counsel Christopher Waldera, BC Storage received a permit to build a berm on the right-of-way in 2014. But

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Moonis named administrator for Key Colony Beach PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENT TAPPED TO MANAGE CITY BUSINESS JASON KOLER

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he Key Colony Beach City Commission on Thursday selected Chris Moonis as the municipality’s top adminis-

trator. He currently lives in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and serves as Borough of Myerstown Manager - a municipality 3 times larger than KCB with a staff of 11 full-time employees. His resume includes nearly 20 years of municipal work, including a stint as a lobbyist for the Pennsyl-

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used for advertising; second, that local municipalities be reimbursed 100 percent for brick and mortar projects. Currently, only Monroe County receives 100 percent reimbursement, while municipalities receive only 50 percent. The change would also increase brick and mortar reimbursements for non-profits such as Crane Point, Pigeon Key, and Dolphin Research Center from 50 to 75 percent. • The city is ending the Community Development Block Grant that helped needy citizens complete their sewer hookups. Marathon will reapply under the category of housing rehabilitation that can be used to fix homes with flood issues, code violations or roof leaks. The new $700,000 grant is good for two years, and each applicant that qualifies could receive up to $100,000. • The council heard from neighbors of the proposed Seaward project — 45 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms, and 10 market rate units on the waterfront. The neighbors are concerned about access from 86th and 88th streets to the project. Council and the developer have already made some changes to the site plan and more are expected.

vania League of Cities, and several years in the upper levels of city administration for the boroughs of Catawissa and Carlisle. He also worked for nearly a decade in the private sector in managerial positions for companies like Waste Management. “We had some really great applicants and this was a tough decision that required us to make a logical choice on behalf of the residents,” said KCB Commissioner April Tracy. “Chris has the experience and track record to handle the city’s current challenges and help us achieve our future goals.” “I like to see real accomplishments,” Moonis told the Weekly. “Especially at the local level where we can solve problems for those we serve.” Moonis has three children, two in college and one in high school, and will move to Key Colony Beach or the Middle Keys as soon as the details for his contract are finalized. He expects to be back in the Keys within six weeks. His salary with benefits will range from $55,000 to $65,000 annually with the expectation that he will work about 80 hours per month. Moonis said he will subsidize his salary with municipal consulting as he hopes someday to purchase a home in Key Colony Beach.

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he Marathon Community Park was crowded with all things Celtic this past weekend. On Saturday, crowds braved the impending weather and on Sunday, they came out again to enjoy a brisk and breezy day. Besides vendors, festival-goers of the annual Florida Keys Celtic Fest enjoyed highland athletics demonstrations and sheep dog demonstrations. The event raises funds for St. Columba Episcopal Church’s Hammock House. The nonprofit provides free after-school programs and summer camps for local children. —Weekly Staff report

1. This New Hampshire woman tosses a caber (a telephone-pole size stick) with apparent ease. 2. Bo Lindsey pets a very docile Ram McVicar at the Celtic Fest. 3. Kevin Miller of Akin, South Carolina, practices the sheaf toss — using a pitchfork to throw a bale of hay.

7. Sandy Boles tends the till at the tea shop, staffed by members of the Marathon High School drama club. 8. Kathy Miles of Canada and Amy Jenkins of North Carolina apply sticky sap to their hands before the caber toss. 9. The food selection ranged from enormous turkey legs to ‘drunken’ mushrooms to Scotch eggs — hardboiled eggs wrapped in sausage and deep fried.

4. The Police Pipe and Drum Corps of Florida marched through the festival grounds on Saturday playing a lively tune.

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5. Theo Derleth, left, Lucas Silva, Arno Silva and Mike Puto pass out traditional Glengarry hats. The hats were free! 6. Rev. Marty Zlatic and Rev. Mary Naughton help festival-goers craft St. Brigid crosses. Lore says St. Brigid wove a cross, likely out of rushes, at the death bed of a pagan she converted to Christianity.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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SAVE THE DATE Jan. 13-15 • Annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival at Founders Park, Islamorada. Jan. 13-15 • Key West Wahoo Shootout spearfishing tournament. Friday, Jan. 13 • Health and wellness open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sol Shine Yoga, Marathon. • Keyette Casino Night at 6 p.m. at Key Colony Beach City Hall.

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Jan. 14-15 • Florida Keys Seafood Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bayview Park, Key West.

Larry Baker won by a “landslide” in December in the Nautical Obstruction Salvage Experts Program at Marathon City Marina. The program gives points to encourage marina customers to recycle their boat waste and collect marine debris from the harbor. The goal is to document the types of debris in Boot Key Harbor, areas of highest concentration of debris and the need for funding to help with restoration of the harbor and Marathon’s nearshore waters. Baker hauled hundreds of pounds of debris in December to take the top spot. The runner-up was Fred Rybczynski. CONTRIBUTED

Saturday, Jan. 14 • Free fishing seminar for kids ages 3 to 12 at 10 a.m. at Oceanfront Park behind Marathon City Hall. Bring your own fishing pole. • Daughters of the American Revolution luncheon at 10:45 a.m. at Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House, Marathon. • Relay for Life Purple Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. at Key Colony Inn. $100 per person. Call 305-731-9361 for more info.

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at American Legion Two comedy shows will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the American Legion in Marathon. Tickets are $12 each and can be bought in advance at the post – last year the show sold out. The money raised will help local veterans and the event is open to the public. MLK Day event set for Jessie Hobbs Park “The Dream Lives On” event will be taking place on Monday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jessie Hobbs Park in Marathon to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be food, fun and music. Contact Pastor Larry White at 786-554-1285 for more information. United Way

Jan. 15-20 • Quantum Key West (sailing) Race Week, Key West. Saturday, Jan. 15 • Car show from noon to 3 p.m. at Sugarloaf Lodge, MM 17. Sunday, Jan. 15 • Key West Half Marathon and 5K at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in Key West. • Weekly bingo game from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marathon Elks Lodge. Monday, Jan. 16 • Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jessie Hobbs Park, Marathon; Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration from noon until 4 p.m. at Nelson English Park, Key West. Thursday, Jan. 19 • Café con Libros author series – George Cooper - at 10 a.m. at Key West library. Author talk – Michael Haskins – at 1:30 p.m. at St. Columba church, Marathon. Friday, Jan. 20 • Free roller night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marathon Community Park. Get your event dates to sara@ keysweekly.comm


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Saturday, January 21st , 5:45pm-9pm Discover the winter skies of the Florida Keys. Will have opportunities to view the Great Orion Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy and much more with the aid of 8 and 12 inch telescopes. Listen to stories placed in the night skies thousands of years ago and see them illustrated by the stars. This program requires that participants be able to walk a gravel road for ½ mile. Please dress for outdoor nighttime weather. No pets allowed due to the use of telescopes and other equipment. $6 Admission with children under 6 free.

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he purple carpet is rolling out to help raise funds for the Middle Keys Relay for Life. The purple-infused event will take place this Saturday, Jan. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Key Colony Inn. “It’s the first one and we hope to make it an annual event,” said Candice Doyle, who is on the committee for the local Relay for Life. “We wanted some fresh ideas to raise money for such a great cause, and we all agreed this would be an amazing event to support something that affects us all.” The idea was brought forth by Jenni Cameron, who is chairing the event. “Relay is important to me because I lost my mother to cancer, and many of my friends are fighting cancer,” she said. “We are trying to make an impact, even if only one person.” Middle Keys Relay for Life raises money for about six months leading up to the April 8 event at Marathon Community Park. The money goes to American Cancer Society’s cancer research and patient care programs, for things like medical grants, transportation, and lodging for those undergoing treatment. “We needed a fundraiser,” Cameron said. “And it’s a good excuse for the people in Marathon to get dressed up and out of the house.” Highlights of the event will be DJ Stan Webb, photographer Maggie Sayer taking pictures along the purple carpet, a silent auction and a buffet dinner. The event will have a cash bar after the first complimentary drink. Also, be on the lookout for the annual bachelor/bachelorette auction coming up in February at Florida Keys Country Club. Tickets for the event are available by calling Jenni Cameron at 305731-9361. The ticket price is $100 per person; a limited number may be available at the door.

In 2017, it is predicted 1,688,780 new cancer cases will be diagnosed, based on trend tracking by American Cancer Society.


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HEAR TO HELP SHRINERS TO TREAT YOUNG MARATHON GIRL SARA MATTHIS

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ight-year-old Caidyn Young had three questions of her surgeon at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio. One, is it going to hurt? Two, can I bring my special Shriner stuffed bears? Three, can I get my ears pierced? According to her mother, Christine Todd-Young, the answers were a qualified yes (painkillers will knock down the pain), yes, and yes. In February, she will be traveling north with her mom and dad to correct a congenital deformity — microtia, or “little ear” — where the external ear doesn’t develop normally. It’s a rare condition only affecting one in 8,000 children. The entire expense including transportation, surgery, rehabilitation, accommodations and even meals and tutoring, is being underwritten by Shriners International. The group has a local chapter, Marathon Shrine Club, headed by President Chris Clauss. “Chris and the local Shriners have been helping raise money for kids for years. Now they are helping a kid they actually know,” said Todd-Young, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. “She’s a great kid,” said Clauss. “You hope you never know somebody who needs that kind of help, but now we have one and it’s exciting to be part of the process of healing.” The women’s auxiliary group of the Shriners, the Keyettes, held its annual banquet in mid-December and asked young Caidyn to be the guest of honor. Her mom said she was just as surprised as the rest of the guests when her daughter took the floor to speak to the women and thank them for them involvement. “She got a little teary eyed,” Todd-Young said. “When she sat down, I asked her if she was okay. Caidyn said, ‘I’m just so happy!’” Todd-Young said there’s no way her family could have afforded the surgery on their own, at a cost of something like $25,000. “Health insurance companies consider this to be a ‘cosmetic

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issue.’ Believe me, an 8-year-old girl does not feel the same way,” she said. The eight-hour surgery entails removing Caidyn’s own rib cartilage and skin grafts from the back of her head to build an appropriate-size external ear. Two more surgeries will follow. According to Clauss, the 80-member Shrine Club in Marathon is one of the most hardworking in Florida. He said the group often out-fundraises clubs in South Florida and he chalks it up to the generous nature of Marathon and Key Colony Beach residents. By far, its biggest fundraiser of the year is the “boot drive” where Shriners collect spare change at the traffic lights in Marathon. All of the money goes to the Shrine Hospitals (there are 22) or to the Shrine Transportation Fund. “You’d be surprised how many people give. And then there’s the ones that say, ‘Here’s one hundred dollars. You helped my nephew,’” Clauss said. And while the Shriners are a hardworking bunch, they also know how to make merry. “We wear funny hats and drive funny cars and you can’t believe how fast I can make a balloon animal,” Claus said, laughing, “but it’s all for the kids.” And if you’re helping kids, you might as well have fun.

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Visit these vendors: Kim Crouthamel - Starfish Designs Monty Dale - Orchid Boxes Peters Crotons Casey’s Corners Juanita’s Orchids G’s Dream Honey Farm Fly Home Birdhouses Seashell Designs by Dorothy Renee Brazile Art John’s Jungle - African Market Baskets Barbara Munz Art KAIR Fishermen’s Hospital Auxiliary Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical Monroe Co. Extension Services

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Call 305-743-4971 for more information.

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ON THE STAGE

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Life, love and laughs

MCT show brings the comedy MIKE HOWIE

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he laughs come early and often in “The Hallelujah Girls.” The comedy, which runs through Feb. 4 at Marathon Community Theatre, features a femaledominated cast serving up a mix of optimism and goofiness, a range of commentary on relationships, and a persistent belief in the possibilities of life. The plot revolves around Sugar Lee Thompson’s (Trish Hintze) plan to turn an old church into a day spa in her small hometown of Eden Falls, Georgia. Her middle-aged friends are along for the ride when old high school romance, heartbreak and rivalry surface, threaten-

‘Hallelujah Girls’ runs through the beginning of February. SARA MATTHIS/ Keys Weekly

ing to derail everything. There are bits of business throughout, starting with the strangest headache remedy you’ll ever see, done in hilarious unison by Carlene Travis (played by Jenn Mixon-Eick), Nita Mooney (Kathy Hunt) and Mavis Flowers (Nancy Smith). Subplots rise up and help the story along: Sugar’s longtime friend Carlene – whose three husbands have died – gets herself a suitor. Sugar’s long-ago boyfriend comes back at a time she could really use his help, if only she could forgive him for the past. Her

“The Hallelujah Girls” runs Thursday through Saturday, with curtain at 8 p.m., until Saturday, Feb. 4. There will be a special matinee on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www. marathontheater.org, by phone at 305-743-0994 or at the box office between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details, call 305-743-0994.

high-school nemesis Bunny (Simone Stanton), who has never quite gotten over something that happened back then, enjoys the chance she gets to ruin everything. Each member of the cast has more than one fine moment. Sugar Lee and Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt (Hintze’s real-life fiancé, John Keller) keep you guessing whether they will or won’t, right to the end. Mixon-Eick’s Carlene is completely believable as the friend we all wish we could have, and the one we wish we could save from a bad choice. Smith’s Mavis delivers some of the best punch lines and makes perhaps the best entrance, although Suzanne Terpos as Crystal Hart could lay claim to the entrance title, bringing a true flightiness to the proceedings, with a series of costumes, odd songs and air-headed lines delivered perfectly. Hunt’s Nita relays the plots of romance novels with a nearly pornographic breathiness. Neil Angiullo makes the most of his role as letter carrier – and suitor of Carlene – Porter Padgett. Stanton brings a subtle menace to the villain’s role, such that you root for her comeuppance. You might think you know what’s going to happen. And you might be right. But there’s a curveball or two waiting for you along the way.

21 Artists Paint the Florida Keys on Canvas en Plein Air,

Spanning 126 Miles, Traveling 42 Bridges, Inspired by Hundreds of Tropical Islands. This is the Paradise Paint Out. Join Us.

In service to the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter. In partnership with Florida Bay Forever. Event Highlights - All Are Welcome

Wet Room Gallery - Big Pine Key

Wednesday, January 11

Please visit the Wet Room Galleries to view and purchase Paradise Paint Out paintings.

Thursday, January 12

January 11-14, 2017 Big Pine Community Park Room 31009 Atlantis Dr. Big Pine Key

6:00 pm Full Moon Nocturnal Painting @ Florida Keys Country Club, Marathon

Jan. 11, Open Noon to 7 PM Jan. 12 - 13, Open 9 AM to 7 PM Jan. 14, Open 8 AM to Noon

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception @ Big Pine Wet Room Gallery 10 am - Noon Artist Demonstration @Grimal Grove, Big Pine Key. Featuring Haidee-Jo Summer, Lincolnshire, England

Friday, January 13

5:30 - 7:30 pm Artist and Patron Reception @ Big Pine Wet Room Gallery

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BUSINESS

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OVER & BACK TRIPS TO CUBA LEAVING FROM MARATHON SARA MATTHIS

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uck Key Charters is making the first foray into the Florida KeysCuba connection that many business leaders have wanted for decades. With a proper charter service, and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (complete with Customs), it’s now a reality. Melanie Slaga co-owns Duck Key Charters with her husband, Brian. She emphasizes the convenience of the Marathon airport. “I’ve been to Cuba in the traditional manner, leaving from Miami. It adds at least four hours to the trip. Leaving from Marathon, our guests arrive 20 minutes before the flight departs, spend less than 45 minutes in the air, and spend about 30 minutes in a private airport terminal at the Havana airport.”

Florida Keys tourism leaders envision the trips to Cuba as an add-on to a Keys vacation. “I think we will attract a lot more visitors to the Middle Keys, who then travel to Cuba and come back to Marathon,” said Marathon Chamber of Commerce CEO Daniel Samess. He traveled to Cuba less than four months ago, exploring the logistics. “We established relationships with vendors — tour guides, vacation rental agents and privately owned restaurants,” Samess said. “It was great exposure — learning what Cuba is today and where it’s going, as opposed to what it was yesterday.”

Duck Key Charters flies a Piper Aztec to Cuba. Flights can accommodate up to 5 passengers and cost about $2,500 total. Duck Key Charters partners with World Caribbean Travel which arranges the trips (two to three nights, plus accommodations and a personal tour guide) for $875 to $1,050 per person. More importantly, World Caribbean Travel arranges for the visas ($700 per group).

Andrew Slaga, left, Brian Slaga, Yunior Rodriguez, Daniel Samess and William Layne toast Cuba at the Hotel Nacional. The group traveled over in October to establish tourism connections for visitors originating in the Middle Keys.

“The most common is the people-to-people category of visa,” said Yunior Rodriguez of World Caribbean Travel. “You get to know the Cuban people and see how they live, explore the cultural sense.” Rodriguez said his guests often meet with children and see their after-school activities — such as sports or dance classes. Samess said his group took over baseball equipment to donate to Cuban teams. “It’s the national sport,” he said. Because Duck Key Charters and World Tour Cuba serve small groups of tourists, the packages are thoughtful, somewhat customizable and definitely not one-size-fits-all. “Our guests experience a door-to-door concierge type service,” said Slaga. “There’s also a strong local connection. Visitors can stay in a bed and breakfast, or what Cubans call a ‘casa particular’ and they have a private chaperone or tour leader.” Slaga said the tour operators are working on hiring fishing guides to take anglers out, in addition to tours of tobacco farms, rum distilleries and, of course, Hemingway House. The other one.


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To our BUYERS and SELLERS. We hope you enjoy your new homes.

Jody Owen - Represented the Sellers of 1875-1877 107th St Gulf, Marathon FL

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Spookie, left, skippered by Steve Benjamin, and Quantum Racing helmed by Doug DeVos, in 2016. ANDY NEWMAN/Florida Keys News Bureau

REGATTA COMES TO KEY WEST RACE WEEK STARTS SUNDAY

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op-ranked sailors from throughout the world will compete in Quantum Key West Race Week 2017, the 30th anniversary of one of the most prestigious sailing events on the international regatta circuit. The event, sponsored by international sailmaker Quantum Sails, is the largest in the U.S. for nonOlympic racers, although participants include Olympic aspirants and medalists. Nearly 600 sailors representing competitors from the America's Cup, Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean Race and other events will gather in Key West to enjoy competitive sailing in subtropical waters and stiff Atlantic Ocean breezes. Notable 2017 competitors include past America's Cup and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year winners. "Quantum Key West Race Week has a sterling reputation as a sailors' regatta, offering some of the most consistent racing conditions of any venue in the world," said John Fisher, regatta chairman. "We have the world's top sailors and the newest and best boats and equipment." More than 90 registered boats in nine classes, representing 11 nations, will sail on three racing circuits. With practice sessions on Sunday, Jan. 15, harbor starts are scheduled at 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 16-20, with racing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten races are scheduled per class, and courses are to be determined each

KNOT & SHOT CONTEST

Nightly at 8:15 p.m. from Monday, Jan.16 through Friday, Jan. 20, sailors and any interested challengers will race to tie a bowline and lasso a piling – with a couple of extra challenges. At Schooner Wharf Bar, entrants swallow a shot of rum from an ice luge. They then tie a bowline and use it to lasso a piling that is on wheels several feet away, pull the piling to themselves and drink the beer sitting on its base, turning the supposedly empty bottle upside down on their head. The 2016 champion Brian Plate of SUP Key West finished with a time of 7:52.

day based on wind direction. Competitors include Bill Hardesty of San Diego, California, winner of 12 world championships, sailing on the 23-foot-long J/70 Flojito y Cooperando; and New York City's Hannah Swett, a past Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year who is to skipper the J/70 Sparkle. The J/70 is the event's largest class with more than 35 entries. The regatta's top class is the TP 52, which kicks off its 52 Super Series in Key West with 11 boats representing Argentina, England, France, Germany, Russia and the U.S. Morning weather briefings, postrace seminars for sailors, festivities and nightly awards celebrations will be at Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St. Sailing fans can view the races on private vessels or book seats on spectator boats. Prime land-based viewing locations include Key West's beaches, restaurants and resorts.


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Conch Republic Cup

To our BUYERS and SELLERS. We hope you enjoy your new homes.

TEAMS RACE FROM KEYS TO CUBA

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ust two days after the Quantum Key West Race Week regatta, sailing teams will race from the Florida Keys to two Cuban cities. Sailing teams racing monohulls and multihulls will compete during the 13-day Conch Republic Cup, set for Sunday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Feb. 3. Sailors will race from Key West to Cuba's Varadero and Havana, and back. Hosted by Key West Community Sailing Center and Cuba's Hemingway International Yacht Club, sailors will complete a triangle: a 100-mile contest from Key West to Varadero, a 90-mile race from Varadero to Havana, and a 90-mile leg from Havana to Key West. The race began in 1997 with a Key West race to Varadero, and expanded to include Havana in 1999. The Cup had a 13-year hiatus after U.S. authorities enforced a Cuban embargo in 2003. The race resumed earlier this year, following an easing of tensions between the U.S. and Cuba.

The event's Race Village and registration will open at Dante’s Key West at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Exhibition racing and vendor displays are scheduled Sunday and Monday, Jan. 23, daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The regatta formally begins Tuesday, Jan. 24, with a 5 p.m. start from Key West to Varadero. On Thursday, Jan. 26, sailors are scheduled to sail from Varadero along the Cuban coast to Havana. On Sunday, Jan. 29, a Havana Harbor buoy race at Morro Castle and a yacht parade along the Malecon are scheduled. Sailors race back to Key West on Thursday, Feb. 2, with an awards celebration scheduled Friday, Feb. 3, at Dante's. The 2016 Cup attracted 435 sailors on 54 racing boats representing 25 states and five countries. South Carolina skipper Eddie Evans, a 40-plus year veteran sailing his Beneteau Oceanis 381 yacht, Naut-On Call, won the 2016 Cup.

Brenda Torrella & Teresa Yeider -

Represented the Buyers & Sellers of 143 Dorsett Dr, Grassy Key

The newly opened Bliss Massage Loft and Therapy Center offers on-line booking for a wide variety of different types of therapies. Therapies include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, Thai, Raindrop Therapy, reiki, cupping, polarity therapy, warm bamboo massage, Swe-Thai, MPS, maternity massage, fertility massage, Cranio-Sacral, and sports massage.  “We also offer personal training, monthly memberships, and classes in our learning center,” said co-owners Tiffany Burkley and Aaron Inmon. “There are plans for even more services in the near future.” Located on the backside of the Midtown Center in Marathon, there is plenty of ample parking behind the building with elevator access. The owners are offering a special local’s discount of 30 percent off client’s first 60-minute deep tissue, therapeutic or Swedish massage. Burkley was born and raised in Marathon and has been a successful massage therapist here in Marathon since 2005. Inmon has credited his success to helping others relax and rejuvenate. The team at Bliss Massage Loft and Therapy Center are completely concerned about their client’s well-being. Evening appointments are also available. Address: 5192 Overseas Hwy, Suite 5192, Marathon Website: blissmassageloft.com Phone: 305-396-7424

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COMING SOON

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World War II-era bombers, above; an earlier Wings of Freedom stop, center; and the P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” bottom. MICHAEL LIGOSH/Contributed

Living aviation history WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT COMING TO MARATHON

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tour including rare World War II aircraft will soon land in Marathon. The Collings Foundation’s 110-city Wings of Freedom tour will bring a vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang to the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport from Monday to Thursday, Jan. 30 - Feb. 2. The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J Liberator is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the world. The B-25 is best known for being used in the daring Doolittle raid and the P-51 "Toulouse Nuts" fighter received the 2016 Oshkosh Grand Champion Award for restoration. The B-17, B-25 & B-24 were the backbone of the American effort during the war from 1942 to 1945 and were famous for their ability to sustain damage and still accomplish the mission. The P-51 Mustang was affectionately known as the bombers’ “Little Friend” – saving countless crews from attacking Axis fighters. After the war, many aircraft were scrapped for their raw aluminum. The tour is scheduled to arrive at noon on Monday, Jan. 30, departing after noon exercises on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Hours of ground tours and display • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.

• 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; and • 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb 2. Visitors may explore the aircraft at a price of $15 for adults and $5 for those under 12. Thirty-minute flights are available for $400 and up, depending on the aircraft; they are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times. For reservations and information on flights, call 800-568-8924 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org.

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Thank You Marathon

Master mandolin player Mike Compton, left, and 15-year-old prodigy Paul Silas are two of the many talented musicians performing at the 5th annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival this weekend in Islamorada.

Voted Best Happy Hour 8 Years in a Row

And to Holly For Best Bartender

BAYGRASS BLUEGRASS RETURNS

NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAMES Saturday, January 14th 4:30 pm – Seattle vs. Atlanta 8:00 pm - Houston vs. New England

Sunday, January 15th 1:00 pm – Pittsburg vs. Kansas City 4:30 pm – Greenbay vs. Dallas

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Festival rooted in fostering passion GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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ack in 1995, it seemed youth art and music programs were in trouble in the Upper Keys. Judy Justice, Coral Shores High School teacher at the time, saw a growing need for supporting young local musicians. So she wrangled up musicians from around the area, one of whom was current Islamorada Community Entertainment Director Dave Feder. A year later, Feder took the lead and, over the next 15 years, helped put on local concerts and productions, including the long standing Bay Jam festival. With the help of former Mayor Ron Levy, the two would found Islamorada Community Entertainment (ICE) in 2006. ICE was integral in the construction of the Founders Park amphitheater, hiring the company to build it, and supervising the ins and outs of developing a venue the community would be proud of. Nowadays, ICE sponsors roughly 20 annual events and handles the production of each one. Some of ICE’s most popular concerts in the past are Bay Jam, Bay Day Jazz Fest, Bay Jamma, and the upcoming Baygrass Bluegrass festival. ICE subsidizes most of the events to guarantee patrons can enjoy the show at a reasonable price, as well. The Baygrass Bluegrass festival’s origins are also closely tied to Keys native Robbie McClung, who, as a resident of the Upper Keys and musician, saw the door for a resurgent genre wide open. Since he partnered with ICE, he’s had a vital role in coordinating much of the work. Along with productions, the orga-

nization holds workshops with local artists at schools around the Keys. The organization has also provided more than $70,000 in art, music, and dance scholarships to local students over the years. “When we come across kids who show an affinity for the arts, we try to take them in and cultivate that passion. If they are willing, we teach them how to mix, set up and break down venues, run audio and video, and sometimes conduct repairs in addition to teaching them music theory and instrument lessons,” Feder said. Key Largo native and current Florida State University senior Ryan Raines, knows firsthand how beneficial the support of ICE is. After graduating in 2013, Raines applied for and received various scholarships from ICE to pursue his degree in jazz drumming. This past summer ICE helped fund the software program he needed for producing his music, a helping hand that Raines says was huge. “It added more features, ran smoother, and gave me unlimited tracks to add layers and depth to my music,” Raines said. In the past, Raines, like many other local kids, had been very active with ICE and its productions. He would volunteer to help ICE put on the Bay Jam and Bay Jamma concerts. “I learned from Dave how to run live sound. ICE is the only organization in the Keys that I know doing real industry stuff,” said Raines. “They would put me in charge of at least one thing each set, and that involvement gave me confidence that I could do this type of work.” Raines said ICE is all about professionalism, doing your best, challenging yourself, and taking pride in your work. He credits the organization as a major influence in his career decisions. While the bands typically steal the show at the Baygrass Bluegrass festival, it’s the unsung heroes behind the scenes who have been tirelessly working to put on a memorable concert. For the concert schedule, visit www.baygrassbluegrass.com.


KEYS SPORT

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The girls’ Sugarloaf teams have been spending their Sundays on the practice field learning punts, throws, and running plays.

‘You play football like a girl’ has a whole new meaning KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

NYAD TO GIVE KEYNOTE AT CHAMPIONSHIP

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itting on a hilltop watching a flag football game in 1978 started Diane Beruldsen’s love for the game. Beruldsen is the founder and president of International Women’s Flag Football Association and the 26th annual Kelly McGillis Classic football championship happening Jan. 23 through Jan. 30 in Key West. With 20 teams of women and girls from around the world, and 10 local teams, Beruldsen traveled to local schools to recruit interested fourth and fifth graders for the event. In 2001, there were 48 teams. “When I coach these girls, that’s when you see the magic happen,” she said. “I am particularly thankful to the local principals who let me come and make a presentation.” The event is named for and endorsed by Kelly McGillis, the actress and former Key West resident who starred in "Top Gun" and "Witness.” Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, who became the first person to swim from Cuba to the Keys without a shark cage, will deliver the event's keynote address and serve as grand marshal of the parade on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. from La Te Da in Key West. Other speakers include historian Carol Wynne, a specialist on the heritage of indigenous women in the United States.

GIRL’S TEAMS INCLUDE: Big Pine Girls Flag Football Gerald Adams Ripley Believe it or Not  St. Mary’s - Sheriff's Deputies HOB - Faustos  Key Largo Maid in Paradise A Key Largo Maid In Paradise B Mexico Girls Poinciana Blue Heaven Sugarloaf Gary's Plumbing Sugarloaf Sunrise Rotary WOMEN’S TEAMS INCLUDE: KWHS Pribramsky CPA Mexico Women Latin Team Boston Knockers Blue Wave St. Louis Mich Lite Cat 5 Key West Women Fairvilla Loose Women Glad Tiding

Open 11:30 a.m – 10 p.m. • 305-743-5516 “We are a bunch of friends on the team,” said Big Pine Key team quarterback Sunisa Kuhn, 9. “I’ve watched my older brother play football for years, so it’s cool to learn more from Coach Diane. She’s a really good coach and really nice.” Games begin Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Wicker Field Sports Complex on Kennedy Drive. Styles of play are 8 on 8 (semi-contact), 7 on 7 and 5 on 5 (non-contact). The playoffs will be held Sunday evening against the top U.S. team and top international team. “We are a women’s organization first,” said Beruldsen. “We don’t care about winning or losing, it’s all about the fun.” The tournament also features daily halftime games for players and spectators, an arm wrestling contest, a toilet paper relay, wheelbarrow and tandem bicycle races, nightly parties and Sunday awards events for girls' and women's teams. For the lineup, visit iwffa.com/kmc2017.

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To our BUYERS and SELLERS. We hope you enjoy your new homes.

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The Marathon Weekly is proud to partner with Marathon High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on a myriad of qualifications ranging from academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and MHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Fin Pride.”

ISABELLA GONZALEZ FRESHMAN What organizations and activities are you involved with at MHS and why are they important to you? I am involved with Relay for Life. I have had family members with cancer, so I support the fundraiser. Who has been your biggest inspiration at MHS and why? Mrs. Patti is my inspiration. I can go to her with anything. What class do you think has best prepared you for life after high school and why? Math is important because I think it will help with my career in the future. How is today’s world different than the one your parents or guardians grew up in? There is a lot more technology. What advice would you give to a freshman or sixth grader entering high school/ middle school? Really pay attention in class and focus. And work hard.

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LIVE MUSIC BARNACLE BARNEY’S Emily Springsteen – Friday, Jan. 13 Joe Mama - Saturday, Jan. 14 Mike Hammond - Sunday, Jan. 15 Chris Case - Monday, Jan. 16 Michael J. - Thursday, Jan. 19 SUNSET GRILLE & RAW BAR Simone & The Supercats – Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 DJ Jared Pool Party – Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. Chris Case Duo – Sunday, Jan. 15 Brian Roberts – Monday, Jan. 16 Adrienne Z. – Tuesday, Jan. 17 Tim Dee & Jim Hill – Wednesday, Jan. 18 Wyatt Hurtz – Thursday, Jan. 19

Donald serves up espresso while making glass blown creations at The Art Studio's Coffee Loft. KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly

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THE COFFEE LOFT at The Art Studio

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aristo Donald at The Coffee Loft is not only a master of craft espresso coffee creations but also an impressive craftsman of glass art.  Known as borosilicate, the glass blowing and lamp working focuses on fine details. "We should be starting classes in the near future," he said. "I love working here because this is such a creative environment." When he isn't helping set up pottery painting and other crafts, he can be found in the upstairs coffee loft making drinkable art, like his favorite, the iced espresso breve. Made with scalded milk with foam floated over two shots of espresso with local honey over ice, he says it's one of the most popular drinks at the loft.  "All of our coffee is made from gourmet roasted Kaldi's beans flown in from St. Louis," he said. "It makes for the best espresso based drinks."  Moving from Minnesota to Sarasota for college, Donald and his girlfriend came to Marathon so she could work with dolphins at Dolphin Research Center. When they aren't working, they enjoy hanging out with friends and their dog Bowser.

SPARKY’S LANDING Karen Weber & Funkin’ Conchs - Friday, Jan. 13 Roger Jokela - Tuesday, Jan. 17 The Stone Crabs - Wednesday, Jan. 18 John Bartus - Thursday, Jan. 19 CASTAWAY WATERFRONT Corey & Ty - Friday, Jan. 13 Aaron Austin - Saturday, Jan. 14 Christian’s Folk Show – Sunday, Jan. 15 Glenn Harmon – Wednesday, Jan. 18 Christian & Randy - Thursday, Jan. 19 OVERSEAS PUB & GRILL 80s with DJ Cheddar – Friday, Jan. 13 Storm Paq – Saturday, Jan. 14 In Pursuit – Tuesday, Jan. 17 Joe Mamma– Wednesday, Jan. 18 Jenn – Thursday, Jan. 19 Bungled & Botched – Friday, Jan. 20 & Saturday, Jan. 21 HURRICANE GRILLE Under new ownership Lady A – Friday, Jan. 13 Meet The New Owners - Monday, Jan. 16 Fiddle Rock – Mondays The Martinis – Tuesday, Jan. 19 Open Mic with Tony Napoli - Wednesdays Tim Dee & Jim Hall – Thursday, Jan. 12 MARATHON ALE HOUSE DJ Dekade - Saturday, Jan. 14 Ale House Jam - Sunday, Jan. 15 KEY COLONY INN John Bartus – Saturday nights PORKY’S BAYSIDE Tim Dee - Friday through Sunday Tony Napoli - Mondays Joe Mama - Tuesdays and Wednesdays Marc Davis - Thursdays BURDINES Joe Mamma - Every Friday

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SEEN AROUND TOWN

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PARADE OF HEARTS WOUNDED WARRIOR RIDE

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rom the Upper Keys to Key West, dozens took part in the Wounded Warrior project’s annual soldier ride last weekend. Starting Friday morning at the Key Largo VFW Post 10211, the ride had stops at Coral Shores High School, the Postcard Inn in Islamorada, Marathon Fire Station and the Seven Mile Bridge. On Saturday, 30 wounded soldiers in Key West rode from Boca Chica NAS down Duval and ended in Bayview Park, with cheering supporters all along the way. Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker summed it up: “Key West joins you today to say thank you for our freedom.” In return, Adam Faine, spokesperson for the Warriors, said, “It’s the gratitude the riders feel from the community that brings them back to life.” —Weekly Staff report Photos by HAYS BLINCKMANN, GABRIEL SANCHEZ and SARA MATTHIS/ Keys Weekly

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1. Warriors set out on the remainder of their ride as Islamorada Fire Rescue stands at attention. A crowd of supporters chanted ‘USA! USA! USA!’ 2. Pat Lefere with the Military Affairs Committee, left, waits for the soldiers with Rear Admiral Chris Tomney and City Manger Jim Scholl. 3. Allison Hall, left, Kathi Basarab, Natalie Charles, Amanda Rodriguez, and Sherry Watters came together as strangers but quickly became friends on their journey south. 4. All wives of retired military, Marion Burke, left, Sue Williams, Judy Price, and Regina Ash help serve lunch to the riders in Key West.


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5. The soldiers and teammates don’t actually traverse all 125 miles of the Keys; riders and bikes are transported part of the way in vans and trucks. Here, a volunteer unloads a bike that will cross the Seven Mile Bridge. 6. A Wounded Warrior organizer addresses the crowd — riders and well wishers — before they leave the Marathon Fire Station. 7. Soldier Kim Defiori helps fellow soldier Sebationa Lopez with her leg after the ride, both from Walter Reed Medical Center.

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KIM BASSETT

Q. What happens to your body when you take heroin? Immediate reactions include clouded mental functioning and slowed cardiac and respiratory functioning, which can lead to asphyxiation and/or heart attack. Long-term effects include soft tissue infections, liver or kidney disease, AIDS, hepatitis and other blood-borne illnesses, permanent damage to soft nasal tissue, chronic insomnia and sexual dysfunction.

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Q. What is heroin? Heroin is processed from morphine, and can be smoked, snorted or injected into veins or muscles. The drug binds to and activates specific receptors in the brain causing you to become addicted to it both physically and psychologically. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2011, 4.2 million Americans over the age of 12 had tried heroin at least one time, with 23 percent of those individuals becoming dependent on the substance as a result. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just reported that there are more deaths from heroin than from gunfire. Q. Why is heroin so dangerous? Heroin is incredibly addictive, it’s cheap and relatively easy to obtain. Addicts come in all shapes and sizes and all walks of life, wealthy, poor, homeless, parents, children. Addiction knows no bounds. One of the most dangerous things is that no one really knows what is mixed in with the heroin they buy. Ingredients can vary wildly. Some batches are more “pure” than others. Some heroin even has strychnine, a toxic substance used as a pesticide, mixed in with it. In addition to the unknown ingredients, heroin is dangerous because it interferes with the area of the brain that controls auto-functioning, such as breathing and reaction time. When combined with other consciousnessaltering substances like alcohol, the effects can be deadly that much more quickly. Q. What draws people to use heroin? People use heroin for any number of reasons, sometimes pain relief, other times for the fun of the high. Often people begin their drug addiction through the use of prescription medications, after an accident, surgery or some disease. When their physician stops prescribing the medication or they cannot afford to buy the prescription medication, they turn to the much cheaper heroin as a substitute. Pain medications such as oxycontin or oxycodone have properties similar to heroin. Heroin is known to cause an initial rush of euphoria, making the user feel happy, even euphoric. As the drug leaves the system, this is replaced by anxiety, restlessness and even depression. Each time a person uses heroin, more of the drug must be used to achieve the same “high.”

WHAT, EXACTLY, DOES IT DO TO THE HUMAN BODY? COMMUNITY MEETING:

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The Monroe County Coalition, dedicated to drug awareness efforts, is having a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Department of Children and Families, 1111 12th St., Key West. Speakers will address marijuana legalization progress, presence of opiates in Monroe County and substance abuse trends.

16 - Heroin-related arrests made by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.

Jim Hall will be presenting on the 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey. For the last 30 years, Hall has tracked patterns and trends of substance abuse in Florida as the state’s representative on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group. Hall’s work focuses on converting research about emerging drug abuse problems into community-based solutions.

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4 - Of the 32 deaths in Monroe County from January to June of 2016, four persons had the presence of heroin in their system plus other drugs such as cocaine and fentanyl. All of them were labeled accidental deaths. Data for the second half of 2016 is not available. 11 - Of the 32 deaths in Monroe County from January to June of 2016, eleven persons had the presence of other opiates in their system such as oxycodone, morphine, codeine and fentanyl. All but one were labeled accidental. 59 - The number of times Narcan was administered by Marathon EMS professionals during 2016. Narcan is given to patients who are overdosing. 43 - The number of times Narcan was administered by Monroe County EMS professionals during only five months of 2016. Data for the full year was not available. In comparison, only 41 doses were administered for the entire year of 2015, and 34 doses in 2014.   

Q. How does heroin affect the brain? Heroin addiction is one of the hardest addictions to beat. Relapse is common because the drug actually changes your brain. Once heroin enters the brain, it is converted back to morphine, a powerful drug used primarily to block pain. The morphine then binds to existing opioid receptors in the brain, which causes the feeling of pain relief and euphoria at 10 times the normal dopamine levels. By exposing your body to increased levels of dopamine, your body adjusts and builds a tolerance. The result is a lower pain threshold. Some studies have shown that these changes can occur after a single dose of heroin, resulting in the user “needing” more and more heroin just to feel “normal.” I once heard a physician/researcher explain that heroin works in the same area of the brain that controls breathing and heartbeats. He explained that heroin becomes as important as breathing. Once addicted, your body believes you must have heroin in order to live — just like breathing. This makes it incredibly difficult to stop using. Q. How is heroin addiction treated? To begin tackling heroin addiction, both the physical and psychological must be addressed. Thankfully, a wide range of behavioral modification methods exist to address primarily the psychological aspect of heroin addiction. These include traditional detox programs, counseling, and behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, coping and skills training, and support group participation. In conjunction with these programs, specific medications can be used to help wean the patient’s dependence. — Kim Bassett is a registered nurse and health care executive with more than 25 years experience. To se her full bio, visit www.kimbassettceo. com.


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BRIEFLY offers grants

Crane Point improvement The next time you sit for a break at Crane Point, thank Nick Oropeza, second from left, who built five bench-and-umbrella rest areas in the hammock for his Eagle Scout project. At one of the new rest stations are, from left, Scouts Will Marbarry; Oropeza; Charlotte Quinn, chief operating officer of Crane Point; Alexander Oropeza, Michael Collins, Edward Rice, Anderson Robinson and Evan Robinson. CONTRIBUTED

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The United Way of the Florida Keys is accepting grant applications through March 5 at keysunitedway.org/applyunited-way-funding. 501(c)(3) programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe will be considered. Programs include providing access to nutritious food for people in critical need; school-aged, early childhood, or after-care support with an educational or positive behavioral component; and safety net services providing referral and short-term emergency assistance to residents of Monroe County. United Way will be hosting two meetings to review the funding application on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority in Marathon, 2798 Overseas Hwy. and Thursday, Jan. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Monroe County School District, 241 Trumbo Ave. in Key West. Student runners: mark your calendars The 36th annual 7 Mile Bridge Run is scheduled for April 1, 2017 at 7:20 a.m. Students interested in running at the reduced fee of $25 may get a reg-

istration form at any Monroe County school. The student-only registration must be completed and sent in with the fee no later than Friday, Jan. 20. More information about online registration, for students and other runners, visit 7MBRun.com. Relay for Life golf event The Key Colony Beach Relay for Life team will have a golf ball drop and 18-hole golf tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Key Colony Golf Course. Golf balls will be sold at $20 each or six for $100.  These balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto a designated target on the course with the ball landing closest to the target winning $1,000, with second and third place prizes. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $50 per person, teams of four or five. For information, call 305-743-4350 or 305289-9859. KAIR needs

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PRIVATE PARTS

No such thing as privacy… sorry about that! Privacy is a major concern for all of us in this (Too Much) Information Age. The amount of information created by humankind on a daily basis grows exponentially with each passing year. We do more and more business online every day, from banking to insurance to paying bills to shopping for that one-of-a-kind-I’ve-just-got-to-have-itvintage-1960s-Charlie-Brown-lunchbox that you just found on eBay. Even if you try not to do any business online, it’s likely that the companies you do business with do. Your name, address, Social Security number, bank account and credit card numbers, height, weight, and all the websites you’ve visited for the past 15 years are all part of corporate databases that are accessible from computers online. Just type in the correct username and password, and Presto! More information than you ever thought you’d need. There are some developments in the privacy arena that bear watching by anyone concerned with things like identity theft. When many of us were growing up, the concept of identity theft was more akin to the agents from Mission: Impossible who wore those rubber masks and infiltrated the evil villains’ headquarters. Nowadays, JOHN criminals have deBARTUS vised so many ways to get your sensitive is a City Council information. You member and a former Mayor of should be cowering the City of Maraunder a table right thon. John is also now. a musician who Actually, there’s performs around no such thing as town at various privacy in the online world. Sorry about that. Every computer has its own unique ID tag called an IP (Internet Protocol) number. Every time you go to a website or send an e-mail, your IP number is tracked by all the servers your computer encounters during its online journey. So when you see an online company’s “privacy policy,” you can be assured of at least two things: 1) As far as that particular company is concerned, you have no privacy; 2) You can only hope that they don’t share or sell your information with the spammers who are trying to sell you Viagra without a prescription. Ever gone to a website and seen

banner or pop-up ads trying to sell you something from another website you recently visited? How do they know what you want? To find out just how popular or well known you are in cyberspace, just Google yourself. (Imagine saying that to someone in the 1970s!) Google Googles you all the time. So do all the major (and minor) search engines, as well as so many other online trackers. What’s even more disturbing? Go to Google maps and try the Street View. It’s somewhat amazing and rather disquieting to see your own house up close and personal, knowing that the same view is available to anyone in the world with a computer and an online connection. An article by Brian Cooper published on the Consumer Electronics Net website highlights privacy concerns raised by the invasive nature of Google’s Street View. It seems that certain Street View teams have violated people’s privacy by actually driving down clearly marked and often gated private roads and onto people’s driveways (!) in order to get photos of private residences. Many of these Street View photos showed recognizable faces and readable license plates. Several privacy violation cases are already in court, with likely dozens or hundreds more to follow. Even the U.S. military has asked Google to remove images of bases the Street View teams have taken, stating that these are potential violations of national security. So what’s a person to do? I’m reminded of a quote from the movie Buckaroo Banzai, where the protagonist said, “No matter where you go, well, there you are.” It’s just that now, everybody else knows you’re there, too. John Bartus performs Wednesdays at Tarpon Creek at the Holiday Inn Express, Thursdays at Sparky’s Landing, Fridays at the Florida Keys Country Club, and Saturdays at the Key Colony Inn. www.johnbartus.com

THEME: FAMOUS INVENTIONS ACROSS 1. The Mamas & the ____ 6. Clingy plant 9. Half of Brangelina 13. Poem at a funeral 14. 2nd largest bird in the world 15. Palm grease 16. Abraham’s original name 17. *Columbia introduced the 33 1/3 ___ record 18. Painting support 19. *Originally known as safety cushion assembly 21. *Penny Farthing, e.g. 23. G in music 24. Damp and musty 25. Teacher org. 28. Locus, pl. 30. Opposite of cantata 35. Tiny leftovers 37. Jimmy Kimmel, e.g. 39. Fat cat in the Orient 40. *You can do this from afar with a telescope 41. Certain saxes 43. Org. headquartered in Brussels 44. Not Doric nor Corinthian 46. Novice 47. Ponzi scheme, e.g. 48. “____ ____! This is the police!” 50. Trunk extension 52. Priestly garb 53. Sound of a bell 55. Deadeye’s forte 57. *Aid for the blind 61. Inquirers 64. Soup dispenser 65. ____ of war 67. Homeric epic 69. Like Tower of Pisa 70. North American country 71. Incessantly 72. Risky business, pl. 73. p in mph 74. Coastal feature

DOWN 1. “The Princess and the ____” fairy tale 2. “Fantastic Four” actress 3. ____wig or ____winkle 4. Petri dish jellies 5. It can be a mark, sign or word 6. Cause of Titanic’s demise 7. Strike caller 8. Cuban dance 9. Donkey cry 10. Reduced Instruction Set Computer 11. Cain’s unfortunate brother 12. Mark for omission 15. Call with a wave 20. Hello in 50th state 22. Deporting agency 24. Make moonshine, e.g. 25. *Jonas Salk’s conquest 26. Group of apes 27. Do penitence 29. *Early gun maker 31. Grannies 32. Manila hemp 33. Bottom line 34. *Manhattan Project invention 36. Largest organ of human body 38. Reality TV’s Spelling 42. Technical term for human bodies 45. Veal serving 49. Neighbor of Ger. 51. *Clothing named after a site of A-bomb testing 54. Reduce pressure 56. Cantaloupe, e.g. 57. Spill the beans 58. Relative speed of change 59. Miners’ passage 60. Misfortunes 61. #4 Down, sing. 62. Cambodian currency 63. Not loony 66. Put into service 68. *Nobel Prize-winning insecticidal, now banned


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Fast. Fresh. Friendly.

NOW HIRING

Managers and Store Associates Personal Time Off & Sick Days Competitive Pay • Profit Sharing Opportunities for Advancement Affordable Insurance Full Time and Part Time Positions

WHERE?

STOCK ISLAND, BIG PINE, MARATHON, KEY WEST & TAVERNIER TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: Mytomthumb.com OR CALL

Cleveland-District Manager

786-295-5307

Jennifer-Human Resources Manager

786-295-5303

DRUG FREE WORK PLACE/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

MARATHON YACHT CLUB

Air Conditioning Service Technician / Installer Appliance Service Technician Competitive wages & benefits 100% medical • Matching 401K Vacation • Paid Holidays

Drug Free

Apply at:

2735 Overseas Highway Marathon 305-289-1748

LOOKING for a hard working individual to work in a fun and creative environment with flexible hours: Please email: screenprintingresumes @gmail.com

The Turtle Hospital in Marathon

NOW HIRING

Is seeking a full-time Educational Program Guide/Gift Shop Sales. Public speaking & retail sales experience and marine turtle knowledge helpful. Send resume to: turtlehosp@aol.com

Full/Part Time

Bartenders, Servers & Bussers Apply in Person or office@marathonyachtclub.com

825 33rd. ST Marathon, Fl. EOE

Rewarding stable jobs with excellent benefits!!! The Hammocks at Marathon

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES $250 Sign-On Bonus! • Repair and Maintenance Engineer • Recreation-Activities Associate Camp Counselor Experience Outdoor activities a plus. • Housekeeping Room Attendant

GREAT BENEFITS:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance, 4 weeks’ vacation, 401k match & much more.

TO APPLY:

Online: jobs.bluegreenvacations.com In Person at The Hammocks: 1688 Overseas Highway, Gulf Side, Mile Marker 48, Marathon Or Call Carlos 305-743-9009

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OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT Office spaces FOR RENT starting at $250/mo. Parking spaces also available. Located on US 1, Cudjoe Key. 305-304-0776

The Guidance/Care Center, Inc, a division of

“Uplifting the human spirit since 1973”

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

IN MARATHON

• Maintenance Specialist • Psychiatrist (PT, Contract) • Pharmacist (PT, Contract) • Fiscal Assistant • Program Coordinator (RN) • Direct Care Worker/BHT • Registered Nurse (PT/FT) • Behavioral Health Tech (PT/FT) • Peer Specialist (PT)

IN KEY WEST

• Lead Substance Abuse Therapist • Research Assistant • Program Coordinator • Prevention Counselor/Therapist • Adult Case Manager • Behavioral Health Therapist • Psychiatrist (PT/contract) • Driver • Forensic Case Manager Visit www.guidancecarecenter.org or http://careers.westcare.com to apply. EEOC/DFWP, Bilingual a plus; Drug & background screening required.

HELP WANTED Housekeeping • Cook Massage Therapist Cosmetologist • P/T Porter GREAT COMPANY BENEFITS Please apply in person at 28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844 AUTOS FOR SALE

AUTOS FOR SALE

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

FOR RENT-HOMES

2002 Saab Convertible,

MTH Community Theatre,

LEIGH ANN’S COFFEE House, is hiring a full time, FOOD PREP. Apply in person at Leigh Ann’s Coffee House, 301 Sadowski Causeway, Key Colony Beach.

M e c h a n i c , SMALL ENGINE, Full or Part Time. Long term employment. (305) 852-0600

Sea Isle Condos in KCB is offering a large 1Bedroom /1Bath condominium suitable for 1 or 2 non smoking professionals. Long term rental $1400.00 mth, includes electric, cable, water, private beach, heated pool. Assigned parking for 1 car, additional guest parking available. A non pet community. 1101 W. Ocean Drive. Please call Kristen at 305 743 0173 or email at sea7430173@aol. com.

gunmetal grey, new tires, 115,000 miles $2,500

2004 GMC Sierra 1500SE,

KEY WEST KIA A Wellings Automotive Company 2826 North Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West, FL (305) 295-8646 www.KeyWestKia.com

WELLINGS AUTOMOTIVE 9200 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL (305) 509-7499 www.KeyWestKia.com

Call us and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE 2014 Kia Rio $10790 2015 Hyundai Accent Low Miles $10990 2013 Hyundai Velostar $12990 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara $13990 2016 Ram 1500 4dr Pickup $21990 2014 Audi Q5 Premium $25990 2016 Ford Explorer Limited $31990

Tax, tag and DOC fee not included in sale price.

KEY WEST KIA A Wellings Automotive Company 2826 North Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL (305) 295-8646 www.KeyWestKia.com

WELLINGS AUTOMOTIVE 9200 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL (305) 509-7499 www.KeyWestKia.com

Call us and

SAVE SAVE SAVE

60,000 miles, grey extended cab, 8ft bed, $4,800 305-916-9516

1963 Pontiac Grand Prix -almost entirely original parts and interior. Blue inside and out. Great condition. $9,500. For more details or more pictures, call 305-733-7901. Located in Marathon. AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk or Used.

Cars - Vans - Trucks RVs. Running or Not. CASH 305-332-0483E D EMPLOYMENT

Wyland Gallery of Key West hiring full-time Art/Sales Consultant (Key West) Compensation: Will be discussed at interview. If you are someone who has great people skills, great personality, team player and motivated to make money…if you are looking for a career and not just a job, then you are the perfect match for us. NO experience needed - we are willing to train! Flexible shifts/hours!!! Please forward your resume via email to Tammy@ w ylandkey west. com. No texts or phone calls please. OFFICE

ADMINISTRATOR

Only if you have a proven record as a positive, extremely reliable, selfstarter capable of interacting with and supporting a wide range of individuals and diverse job requirements. Strong computer knowledge and c o m p e t e n c y required. Full Time Position. Please email resume to keyshuman resources61@gmail. com Looking for a Flexible, Team Oriented, Positive, Energetic person with retail experience needed to coordinate and manage thrift operations for local non-profit. Please call 305-743-6412 St. Columba, Marathon

a local Not for Profit community theater, is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors. This position is a full time salaried position at $30,000/year with limited benefits. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Advanced computer skills, website maintenance skills, and graphic skills preferred. Job responsibilities include managing daily operations of the playhouse, supervising box office operations, playbill development, c o o r d i n a t e s with building maintenance staff and with contracted personnel. Please send cover letter, resume and any inquiries to John Hunt at jhh952@comcast. net . Application Deadline January 17, 2017.

Part-time Receptionist Nights & Weekends. Plantation Key Nursing Center, Tavernier, FL. To apply for position, please submit your resume to BOL@ P L A N T A T I O N K E Y N C . C O M Looking for an Alarm Technician with current working knowledge of intelligent fire alarm systems. Email deborahg@ barnesalarmsystems. com for more information and a p p l i c a t i o n . Housekeeper, MM 80 Islamorada, FL Call 305-962-5243. Posicion de limpieza. MM 80, Islamorada, FL. Llame a 305-9625243. Seeking RN’s and LPN’s, F/T and P/T, 12 hours shifts. We offer a competitive wage and benefits program. To apply for position, Please submit your Resume to: BOL@PLANTATION KEYNC.COM.

LOOKING FOR Wait Staff, Food Runners & Hosts. Established busy restaurant must apply in Person. Sparky’s Landing, Key Colony Beach Advertising sales professional sought for temporary position for local tourismcentric creative printed publication. Could turn into longerterm. Compensation well above typical potential. Key West and Lower Keys. For more details contact sales@ wanderingdog creations. com or call 305-495-2820. Seeking stable happy energetic personality for PT sales position in fun gift shop. Must be year-round Marathon resident; retirees welcome. Stop in to schedule appointment at 11528 Overseas Highway Marathon Construction Foreman

wanted. Needs Vehicle. Pay commensurate with experience. Call 305-304-7995 Looking for i n d e p e n d e nt w o r k e r . M u s t have vehicle Great pay and training included. Call 305-304-7995 Servers & Bartenders Needed Full Time Please apply during business hours. Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Dr. Key Colony

NOW HIRING: Sweet Savannah’s is now hiring for evening shifts.Please Apply In Person. 8919 Overseas Hwy in Marathon NOW HIRING Lunch & Dinner Shifts, Full Time Only with Experience. Apply in person, Grassy Key Outpost, MM 58 EXP. HELP ONLY needed for all positions. Apply in person Mon-Fri 1011am @ Sunset Grille & Raw Bar Knights Key Blvd. Marathon

HIRED

FINISH CARPENTER Must have tools & transportation. Marathon - KCB area. Call 305-289-8331

HIRED

MARATHON - Fulltime Office Position - Diversified full time position Tue-Sat 9 to 5 for an outgoing people person with solid Microsoft programs background and skills as well as self-starter. Middle Keys resident preferred Please provide references with your resume. Previous applicants need not apply. drenda@ cbschmitt.com

HIRED

FISHING MISC. ALL TYPES OF PERMITS! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, 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. 321784-5982 or 321- 3 02- 363 0 www.shipsusa.com

FOR RENT COMMERCIAL

Commercial property for rent 8900 ft. of retail space in Old Town Marathon, 1757 Overseas Highway. Royal Furniture, Call Ryan 305-481-1791. FOR RENT RESIDENTIAL

Annual 1/1 ground level condo overlooking Boot Key Harbor, Furnished, everything included (water, electric, cable, wifi. $1850 per month. Laundry in Unit and pool. Dockage avail., $100/month. B o n n i e@A m e r i ca n Caribbean 305-7437636 RENTED

REDUCED: Beautiful SeaWatch Condo - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Den for possible 3rd Bedroom. Fully Furnished, Basic Cable Included. No Pets. Great Workout Room & Pool. $2,750 per month (negotiable). Call Bonnie at ACRE Sales 305-393-2691 RENTED

FOR RENT RV LOTS RV Lots for rent. MM 113, Morris Avenue. 3 0 5 - 5 2 2 - 6 5 9 8

FOR SALE RESIDENTIAL Duplex For Sale in Marathon. 2BD/2BA each side. Excellent condition, long term tenants. $399,000 Financing available. Call 305-664-1286 Marathon, 3 bed/3 bath, Canal Front Stilt Home. 32 ft. Dock, CBS construction, lots of storage under home. 967 Ocotillo Lane Flamingo Island. 440-503-7500. $614,900. Trailer for Sale in Galway Bay, 55+, 1BD/1BA, with twin beds. Away from the highway! Good parking, $9,500 Call (231) 6681 8 6 6

SOLD IN JUST 4 DAYS! HOBBIES / COLLECTIBLES

HOBBIES & COLLECTIBLES

SELLING OLD NAUTICAL items. Lanterns, Chelsea Ship Clocks, Ship Wheels, Binnacles, Vents, Signs & 1/2 Hulls. ALSO BUYING. Call Lou 603-455-6106 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305743-4578

LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 16-CP-138-P IN RE: THE ESTATE OF DARLENE PALMER, a/k/a DARLENE JULIE PALMER, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DARLENE PALMER, a/k/a DARLENE JULIE PALMER, deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2015, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate upon 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 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


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DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this notice is January 13, 2017. Personal Representative: Patricia H. Eckler, a/k/a Patricia Hale Eckler 183 Corrine Place Key Largo, FL 33037 (561) 914-7037 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Donna M. Flammang, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0015230 Brennan, Manna & Diamond, PL 27200 Riverview Center Blvd., Suite 310 Bonita Springs, FL 341347833 Telephone: (239) 992-6578 Fax: (239) 992-9328 E-Mail: dmflammang@ bmdpl.com Secondary E-Mail: bonitaservice@ bmdpl.com Publish: January 13 & January 20, 2017 The Weekly Newspapers

As of January 31, 2017, Dr. Anesa W. Ahamad will not be affiliated with 21st Century Oncology the Marta A. Gonzalez Cancer Center. You may continue to seek medical care

LEGAL NOTICES

and services with one of 21st Century Oncology’s board certified radiation oncologists by contacting the office directly. 21st Century Oncology the Marta A. Gonzalez Cancer Center will continue operations at their current location and hours and will maintain the medical records for patients treated by Dr. Ahamad. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your medical records, please contact the office directly at 305-296-0021, fax 305296-0061, or write to 3426 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040. 21st Century Oncology complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not dis criminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Por favor, póngase en contacto con su oficina médico o llame al 239-9389391. ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Tnpri kontakte biwo doktè ou a oswa rele 239-938-9391.

YARD/RUMMAGE SALES Marathon Garden Club presents

Marathon Yacht Club

Maintenance Man Full time Reliable handy man needed for full time permanent position. Flexible hours, variety of tasks for maintaining building, grounds, and docks. Good pay and benefits. Send resume to commodore@marathonyachtclub.com

or apply in person. 825 33rd St.

JANUARY JAMBOREE & RUMMAGE SALE SAT JANUARY 21st 8:30 am - 3:30 pm MM 50

Full & Part Time Positions. Apply in Person. Grassy Key Outpost 58152 Overseas Hwy.

Full Time Kennel Caregiver Animal care duties and some housekeeping required. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual who loves to work with animals. Salary based on experience with nice benefit package. Please apply at Marathon Veterinary Hospital at 5001 Overseas Highway or call 305-743-7099.

Marathon Yacht Club

Office Assistant Part Time

Permanent part time position, 25 to 30 hours per week. Must be computer literate, and have experience with Word, Excel, payables and receivables. Send resume to commodore@marathonyachtclub.com

or apply in person. 825 33rd St.

Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician Upper & Middle Keys. Great Pay • Paid Holidays • Sick Pay • Medical Insurance • Paid Vacation

Apply in person 171 Hood Ave • MM 91.5 • Tavernier p 305-852-2960 • f 305-852-0656

305-743-4971

located in Tavernier, is seeking

C.N.A.

12 hr shifts days and nights available $500.00 sign on bonus for all new applicants We offer a competitive wage and benefits program. To apply for position, Please submit your Resume to BOL@PLANTATIONKEYNC.COM

!

!

Management positions @ Fairvilla's Sexy Things (524 Front Street, Key West Florida 33040)

THE MOORINGS

MM 81.5 Seeking self-motivated people for

(At the Garden Club across from Publix)

Gently Used Clothing and Household Items Join us for Plant Sale, Plant Experts, 20 local vendors… Hot Dogs and Fun…

Plantation Key Nursing Center

General Housekeeping Fax Resumes to 1-305-664-4242 or pick up an application at 123 Beach Rd. Islamorada

Applicants must be open minded & personable with the ability to lead others. Should enjoy interacting with customers, and be a responsible self-starter with computer skills & the ability to focus on details. Reply to this job posting by sending all of the following to Cherie@fairvilla.com: Letter of interest on the available position • Current resume & your availability & include your favorite joke PLEASE NOTE: Emails that only include a resume without a letter of interest will NOT be considered. • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

SUDOKU SOLUTION

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

for the following positions:

Truck Helpers CDL Drivers Applicants must apply in person to be considered. 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Bartender, General Manager Servers, Busperson, and Food Runners. Please apply on line at www.spottswood.com/careers or on site 13201 Overseas Highway. EOE m/f/d/v


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MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

e-mail:

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www.saltservice.net 2992 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 Showroom MM 48.5 SALT SERVICE, INC.

CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYS

cell:

• Serving Ocean Reef to Key West since 1976

Florida Solar Contractor CVC 56734

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES

office:

We Service and Sell Marine A/C, Refrigeration, Watermakers, Batteries, Solar Systems, Anything Electrical!

CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE TODAY.

305-743-3368 305-240-4487 mhms@juno.com CAPTAIN DAVID A. FOLEY

Lic# CPC1457751

305-849-8063 • Marathon, FL

Now Hiring

Waitstaff, Food Runners & Hosts LICENSED CFC1427241

10700 5TH AVENUE GULF P. O. BOX 500995 MARATHON, FLORIDA KEYS 33050

Taoist Tai Chi® Looking for balance? Marathon Classes, Start Anytime St. Columba Episcopal Church, 52nd Street, Gulf

Tuesday 9:00am; Wednesday 6:30pm Saturday, 9:00am (305) 748-0799 - keylargo.fl@taoist.org www.taoist.org/usa

Great Opportunity to work year round! Please apply in person daily at 3pm. Sparky's Landing! (305) 684-9799

LIFE ON THE LINE BAIT DELIVERY SERVICE

LIVE

FRESH

FROZEN

PILCHARDS - PINFISH - CRABS BALLYHOO - HOMEMADE CHUM & MORE ISLAMORADA TO KEY WEST CALL FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

BUSINESS: (305) 998-4854

CELL: (813) 480-4137


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s ’ a n a D AIR CONDITIONING Lic # CAC 1818326

VACATION RENTALS 305-390-2315 WWW.KEYSRENTALSONLINE.COM

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL www.danasairconditioning.com

Ice Machines • Pool Heaters • Service Agreements Phone: (305)289-9498 Fax: (305)743-8810

Spalling Repairs

Lic. #CGC 1515665 #CFC 1428730

Concrete Restoration Concrete Butterfly Steps New Construction Floors/Tile Docks

Specializing in Concrete Restoration

(305) 735-4042

WWW.ROYAL-CREST.COM

“SHUT YOUR WINDOWS, SHUT YOUR DOORS, YOU AIN’T GONNA BE HOT NO MORE”

Brenda Symonds 10055 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 Your Florida Keys Realtor

Cell 305-394-7882 brendasymonds1@gmail.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Great Prices, Good Service, Good People Joel & Bonnie Cadbury Licensed & Insured Lic # CAC056987

Call the Experts!

305-289-1748

2735 OVERSEAS HWY MARATHON, FL 33050

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Are you looking for someone now? We will do it, big or small, with a can-do attitude OTSProperties.com RANDY CURRELLY 305-304-9373 | randal.currelly@gmail.com

Barbara Sanchez Home & Offices Expertly Cleaned Fast Dependable Service “We Clean Your Place, Like it Was Our Place”

Let our 40+ years of experience go to work for you!

Excellent References Upon Request

For professional, competitive travel planning Call Debbie or Lani at 305 743 7575 Business hours: MON-TUE-THU-FRI 9am to 4pm Appointments by request.

305-766-0819 305-924-0179

Nails by Ivis

Licensed & Insured Contractor # CACO53827

ARTIC TEMP, INC. Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Residential, Commercial & Marine Ice Machine - Sales - Service Phone: (305) 743-5288

Fax: (305) 743-6887

Manicures • Pedicures Acrylics • Gelish • Facials • Waxing

5177 Overseas Highway Live The Keys Like a Local To buy or rent call Kim Portner at 305-916-8668 Luxury Properties Are My Specialty

(Between Office Depot & Main Post Office)

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Taoist Tai Chi® Looking for balance? Marathon Classes, Start Anytime Julie Tong

St. Columba Episcopal Church, 52nd Street, Gulf

Tuesday 9:00am; Wednesday 6:30pm Saturday, 9:00am (305) 748-0799 - keylargo.fl@taoist.org www.taoist.org/usa

(305) 922-2033 5190 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050

Julie@casacasadesignstudio.com www.casacasadesignstudio.com

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let’s do business - (305) 743-0844 Rent the Legendary Keys Cruisers $45 per week includes baskets-locks-lights

We also rent Kayaks

Free Delivery, Free Pick Up & Free Snow Removal Marathon and Key Colony Beach

305-743-3204

www.bikemarathonbikerentals.com

All Keys Real Estate

Brenda Alexander

Broker Associate

Selling The Florida Keys...

10055 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 305-481-5156 (Direct) www.KeysIslandSales.com Brenda@KeysIslandSales.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

NEW & REPAIR

305-664-0099 www.TikiHuts.com

STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

Karen Raspe, P.A. karen@acresales.com 305.393.9010

9141 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050

Kitchen Cabinets Sales REAL Wood Cabinets at Particle Board Prices KitchenKorner/Fred's Beds 1333 O/S Hwy, MM 53.5 • 305-743-7277

Ceramic Tile We Do Porcelain Installations! Marble Licensed & Insured Granite Tops FREE ESTIMATES U.S.1 & 109th St, Marathon Floor & Wall Tiles (Across from Beall’s Outlet) Carpets Lic#SP-3562 289-3019

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Aargh Golf Carts Maintenance & Service Mobile Golf Cart & LSV Service & Repair Fully licensed & factory trained Locally owned and operated Used & Custom Cart Sales

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