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ow I love the Olympics; let me count the ways. As Jim McKay said, “The thrill of victory and yes, the best saying of all time, the agony of defeat.” It’s all there like an international telenovela. Rooting for strangers, cheering on the underdog or reigning champion, curling never seemed so fun. But let’s face it, we are all just a bunch of beach bunnies down here. A lot of these sports might be more foreign than the hidden corners of Siberia. The Skeleton? Ice Dancing? The only time we mix dancing and ice is down on Duval Street at 1 a.m. So we asked locals…

What, if forced to do an Olympic Sport, would terrify you the most? “Bobsled,” said Ruth Ann Vester. “I would be that person who just went right off the rails, wheeee.”

“Luge and downhill skiing,” said Ed Crane. “I have never ever done any of this stuff. I wouldn’t even know how too.”

“Free style skiing really wouldn’t scare me,” said Luther the pesky iguana. “Really, once I am cold, I will just fall down the side of the mountain anyway. And then just put me in some sun and I am fine. Iguanas are largely indestructible.”

“Ski jumping,” said Jim Vester. “That’s just crazy, hanging in midair.”

“Free falling in ski jumping,” said Caroline Bauer. “But really that doesn’t compare to curling. Don’t make me curl.”

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hould they stay or should they go? It’s a complicated question for city staffers and Historic Architectural Review Commission officials, who met on Feb. 12 at Old City Hall to discuss the viability and safety of the five structures of the Keys Energy Services diesel plant between Geraldine and Angela in Bahama Village. The meeting, run by Ron Wampler, the city’s chief building

The Key West Electric Plant was formerly the Key West Gas and Electrical Light Co., shown here circa 1910.

officer, was a roundtable discussion, prompted after Commissioner Margaret Romero asked Assistant City Manager Greg Veliz at the Feb. 6 commission meeting whether the buildings were slated to be demolished. Veliz replied that the determination would be made by Wampler without going to HARC first, inciting some community uproar. The city acquired the buildings “as is” in November 2017, but had surveyed and assessed the property in August 2016. According to the city, there has been no significant deterioration since then. Also, according to Wampler, the meeting on Monday was to assess what will be required “to ad-

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dress the posted ‘unsafe’ structures.” He will be composing those requirements from the result of the meeting this week and has not made any recommendations or decisions concerning the buildings yet. In other words, everything is still on the table. Working from the 2016 report, Jim Bouquet, city engineer, said he stands with his assessment that “Building 1 is most likely to remain, Building 2 is a questionable but key structure, and Building 3 and 4 are in the worst condition.” Each building is in a different state of disrepair for damaged roofing, sheathing, repointing of bricks, and excessive corrosion of existing steel column bases. The city’s concern is safety: if the buildings present any lifethreatening issue, that would determine demolition. “These buildings may not survive a major wind event,” said Bouquet. “Remember, Irma was not a major wind event.” Enid Torregrosa, the city historic planner, spoke passionately in favor of saving the buildings, the first to generate power in the South, and pointed out that in the 2016 survey there was no recommendation to demolish buildings. Torregrosa went as far to question why emergency permits were not obtained post-Irma to immediately start repair. She feels confident the buildings are stable enough and has faith in the determination of the chief building officer. “Life safety trumps everything,” said HARC board member Bert Bender, who never met a historic building he didn’t want to save. He agreed that if the deterioration was bad enough he trusts the city to make good decisions. “I have worked with these guys and the city staff has no secrets and the utmost integrity. And we can’t say this is a money issue because that doesn’t play into their decision, but the city should not be circumventing HARC guidelines either.” Bender, who hasn’t been in the buildings for two years, would like the opportunity to reassess them before a determination is made.


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isteria, the little 22-acre island visible from Mallory Square and sister to Sunset Key, is not the Wild West. This last bit of raw land adjacent to Key West is a community that has been around for decades – developer Pritam Singh was rumored to have camped there at 17 – but now, post-Irma, it is offering a stopgap in the affordable housing crisis to a few individuals who simply have nowhere else to go. “It’s a humanitarian story,” said Ken Higgins, retired businessman and Key West resident, who invited the Weekly to see the island he has enjoyed for years, often boating there to walk his dog on the pristine beaches. Impassioned about the community and angered about its bad reputation, Higgins wants Key West at large to see what he sees. Recently, Higgins helped do the homeless survey of the island and found between 20 and 30 locals are choosing the island as a home base. Yes, Higgins said, some are just plain homeless, but for others, it’s complicated. “It’s two different communities: people who live here by choice and people who are refugees from the hurricane,” he said. A few individuals lost their boats during Irma and have nothing, some still have their boats and are waiting for repair, some have boats but use the island as a back yard of sorts. Some even stayed in FEMA hotels after Irma but chose to return to the island where it was more comfortable and familiar. Every case seems to be different, but without a doubt, the island is the only bit of usable land for the boaters from the mooring field.

Higgins would like to dispel the notion the island is just littered with reprobates. In fact, it has been the people of Wisteria who have maintained and cleaned the island both before and after the hurricane. Strolling around, Higgins points out the clean mangroves and trees surprisingly absent of hurricane debris, unlike many other Keys natural areas. There are trails and tidy encampments, including signs reminding people to remove trash. “Everyone is very courteous and supportive of one another,” said Higgins. Wisteria resembles an organized campsite. Individual areas have been carved out to house tents, jerry-rigged tarps and makeshift living rooms filled with couches and flat screen TVs. Residents have generators and wifi. In every way, it is a neighborhood full of homes, just without the four walls and tin roofs. The Wisteria community feels defensive about the idea that the island is crime-riddled and has a negative impact on Key West. “It’s not an easy life out here but it’s affordable,” said Jeep Caillouet, local entertainer, liveaboard boater and Wisteria local. “Freedom isn’t really free.” Having access to the island helps Caillouet live in Key West. “Never really been much theft, but we police ourselves and do not tolerate anyone who thinks differently. There have been differences, but we have island justice; they are asked to leave.” According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, there have been two calls to the island since Sept. 10, one for a sunken boat and another unspecified, where an officer was dispatched for a “watch order” and remained for 17 minutes before closing the case. Wisteria residents complain that crime committed on nearby boats is often misconstrued as happening on the island. For example, on Sept. 1, shots were fired on a boat near the island and MCSO responded, but not to the island itself.

“We are very glad they are cleaning it up,” said Captain David Dipre with Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Just a problem when more people are messing up than cleaning it up.” As for crime, Dipre said the difference between the island and the boaters is only a boat length. The FWC works closely with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office monitoring the island, but since it has yet to be determined who is the owner, the Bernstein family or the federal government, private property laws do not apply. The Bureau of Land Management, which has overseen the property since 2011, has not put up “No Trespassing” signs, so Dipre said the FWC and MCSO watch for things like health, safety, littering, drugs, and dumping boats. “For the most part people are happy; we are not coming after them. It’s not private property so they haven’t done anything wrong.” On the other hand, Sheriff Rick Ramsay has expressed frustration at not obtaining BLM’s cooperation to enforce trespassing laws. According to Adam Linhardt, spokesperson for MSCO, “Ramsay remains committed to ensuring safety on Wisteria Island, as well as curbing the negative environmental impacts created by unregulated access to the island. We certainly hope the Bureau of Land Management will, in the near future, give us the tools we need to ensure Wisteria Island is a safer and cleaner place for everyone to enjoy.” BLM did not respond to a request for information. Local liveaboard boater and island advocate Cliff Hartman is looking toward Wisteria’s future. He wants to save the largest bit of green space available to Key West from development but also would like to see the island have better communication with the city. “We are trying to show Key West we are not a den of pirates, that the island can be managed,” said Hartman. “We want to get


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organized with the community at large and look at proposals for the future. If we don’t do it someone else will.” Hartman maintains developers are not impartial and care little for the environmental protection the island provides for fields of fresh conch and the endangered bird, the White-Crowned Pigeon. But also, Hartman finds the beaches invaluable for boaters to repair their dinghies and to use it for Saturday night get togethers. Wisteria advocates are wary of government, of press, of development and yes, even crime. But seeing the indisputable value of Wisteria after Irma, now might be the time to consider its future and not let it sink like its namesake.

Shrouded in controversy, Wisteria Island’s future certainly sparks debate. From ownership disputes to an uneven reputation, the 22 acres of land mass made from dredged sediment and named after a sunken steamer is a hotbed of issues. Taking a trip to the tiny island offers a more complex view of the people who care deeply for it, why so many are fighting over it and a window into why its future really does matter for everyone. The Bureau of Land Management has domain over the island since 2011 after it was determined the Navy never technically relinquished ownership, although the Bernstein family has attempted to claim rights and develop the island.

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HAYS BLINCKMANN/Keys Weekly 1. Walter’s camp is nestled in the woods while he waits for his boat to be repaired after Irma. 2. Jeep Caillouet sits in his living room laughing with Ken Higgins. 3. Cliff Hartman picks up debris as he walks the beach and explains how

liveaboard boaters use the land to help repair their dinghies. 4. Wooden signs made by residents remind the community to keep the island clean. 5. The government has removed all the hurricane-damaged boats except the Bait Shack.

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have literally been in the appraisal sector from the beginning,” said Monroe County’s Property Appraiser Scott Russell, who took an elective course in college. “I was hooked after the first class because it’s the perfect blend of desk work combined with the ability to get outdoors to complete property inspections.” He was born in Key West and raised on the island. After high school, he started at Florida Keys Community College before transferring to Florida State University, where he studied finance and real estate. His first job in 1991 was appraising homes in the Keys. “I have to give credit to Kevin Talbott of Appraisers of the Keys,” Russell said, while also crediting his long-term predecessor Ervin Higgs. “Kevin gave me my first job and was a mentor of mine, teaching me the practical side of appraising.” Along the way, the family man married his wife Dianne in 1993, and had three daughters, Kaitlyn, Amber, and Emily. “My middle child, Amber, has Down syndrome; she is truly remarkable,” he said, while boasting about all three of his daughters. He is typically referred to as Amber’s dad. After she was born, the Russells thought about moving away from the Keys. “We quickly realized Key West was where we needed to be,” he said. “Key West is an amazing community when it comes to that, truly welcoming.” And, we wanted to know more:

Nickname? Well, since taking office, I have been called many things, none of which we will talk about here. Just kidding, lately the names have been in reference to my casual Friday and event attire. Speaking of which, you have undeniably impeccable style – tell us more! Ah, the attire. To be brief, it started on the golf course. The original attire

We hear after a hurricane, property appraisals actually go up overall; is that true? Can’t say I have heard of a direct correlation between hurricanes and property values going up, but I can say that the property appraiser’s office analyzes sales in the market and then bases the valuations on those sales. What is the biggest challenge facing your office

Best advice for Keys property owners? If you own your home and are a permanent resident of Monroe County, apply for a homestead exemption. Dream meal: you are sitting at a diner counter eating, who walks in and sits next to you? This one is easy, my father George B. Russell, who passed away in 2005 from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare, degenerative brain disorder affecting about 1 in one million worldwide. His work ethic was instilled in me at an early age and it continues today. Favorite Keysy thing to do? Boating would be the obvious choice; however, between being the property appraiser and the father to three girls, I have my hands full. I spent countless hours on the water when I was younger and my wife and I have vowed that this will change this summer.

consisted of knickers, yes, knickers, with argyle socks, matching bow ties and Gatsby caps. I walked out on the course the first time and the reaction from my golf crew was hysterical. Since, I moved to slacks that I can be seen wearing on most Fridays at work and the staff gets a kick out of it. With that being said, I do have a substantial collection of sweet outfits. How long has your family been in the Keys? My great-great grandparents came to the Florida Keys via the Bahamas during the 1800s.

today? The biggest challenge is Monroe County is a very linear county; this translates into staff spending quite a bit of time traveling to inspect properties. Finding comparable sales is a challenge because there are very few, what we call, homogenous neighborhoods. What percentage of homes in Monroe County carry a homestead exemption? Approximately 37 percent.

Best piece of advice you ever received? Think before you speak. I have learned to sleep on it and I typically wake up with a different perspective. You can’t un-send that email or take back those comments made in haste. What is your nerdiest passion? Excel; I am a junkie. I write spreadsheets for everything. Without putting your readers to sleep, the statistics needed in the analysis that comes with the job contain what seem to be countless variables, and Excel allows me to keep tabs on key statistical measures. What was your first thought this morning? I need to answer those 20 questions The Weekly sent to me.

Favorite guilty pleasure? Eating. Someone once said that there are two kinds of people, those who eat to live and those who live to eat; I’m in the second camp. If you could change the world, what would you do? That’s a loaded question; I’ll go with the pageant answer of “world peace.” Favorite place you’ve lived? Well, I’ve lived here 46 of my 49 years, so I can’t imagine being anywhere else. What did you want to be when you grew up? Sheriff’s Deputy. Seeing my dad come home in that uniform, there was nothing better. Finish these sentences… My wife Dianne would describe me as … a caring provider. There were lean times during my early years with the property appraiser’s office and I took several additional jobs to be able to provide for the family. My daughters would describe me as … a big kid. Life is too short, we all need to laugh, hence my typical Friday pant attire; among the looks I get, most are smiles and giggles. Monroe County is like … box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. I live by the motto … God, Family and Friends.

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KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly 1. Roberta DiPoero chats with the Miriam B. Good award recipient Lynne Bentley-Kemp at the event. Bentley-Kemp has been involved with the arts as an advocate, curator, teacher and artist. 2. Ralph Dorazio, Gary Tirrell, and last year’s Miriam B. Good award recipient Michael Palmer get ready for the auction at The Studios of Key West.

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n 22 years, 265 grants have been awarded to local artists through the Anne McKee Artists Fund to the tune of $280,000 – mostly because of the annual fine art auction, the latest of which was held on Feb. 9. “After a storm the magnitude of Irma that affected so many, our mission is even more important,” said fund president Stephanie Hellstrom. “Participation in this auction enables us to award grants to visual, performance, and literary artists.” — Weekly Staff report

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3. Fashion designer Janet Russo, left, and husband artist Bill Jacklin are visiting from the Royal Academy and are seen here with The Studios of Key West’s Jed Dodd and Rosi Ware to see the 50 pieces of art up for auction.

5. “Indomitable” by Sandra Sun with “Low Tide at Noon” by Martha Hubbard and “Surviving Irma” by Sandy Mezinis are some of the art being auctioned off.

4. “Motionless Roses” by Sherry White, a.k.a. Lady Outrageous, is on display before the auction starts.

6. The walls of the mid floor gallery are turned into the auction’s canvas.


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on’t miss Presidents’ Day weekend celebrations at Florida’s only presidential museum. From Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18, the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation will host a weekend of history and fun. The weekend starts with Truman’s Walking Tour on Friday, Feb. 16. Participants can step back in time and walk Truman’s path through the historic Little White House Gardens, Truman Annex Naval Station and Waterfront. The walking tour is complete with Truman’s doctor-prescribed “heart starter” – a shot of bourbon and a glass of orange juice. Saturday’s festivities include “Bourbon & BBQ,” an opportunity to hear from A.J. Baime, author of “The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that changed the World” and “Big

aggressively defend you or your business Shots: The Men Behind the Booze.” Bourbon & BBQ will feature local mixologists who compete for the title of best bourbon signature cocktail throughout the Little White House’s 2018-19 season. The 8th annual Presidential Family Forum will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m., honoring Clifton Truman Daniel and Mary Jean Eisenhower and moderated by Baime. The weekend will conclude on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. with the Truman Concert Series featuring Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt. Details are at www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com or available from Jeanna Garrido, special events manager at 305-294-9911 or via email at Jeanna.Garrido@trumanlittlewhitehouse.com. — Contributed

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he Key West Garden Club is presenting a guided tour and plant sale on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale features orchids from Soroa Orchids, herbs, native and exotic plants, garden club merchandise and orchid fertilizer balls. Horticulture buffs can discover the restored Fort West Martello

Gardens with volunteers who will provide insights and information about specific areas of the site, including those renewed and restored by club members after Hurricane Irma. Admission and parking for the plant sale are free. Tickets for the guided tour, which includes light refreshments, are available for a $5 donation per person. Information is at keywestgardenclub.com, from Mary Brady at 305-998-4882 or mwb.chalmers@ gmail.com, or Sue Sullivan at 305849-1070 or keywestsuzie@gmail. com.

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he first Key West Photo Festival took place last weekend at Mallory Square and it was a buzzed-about success. Four shipping containers acted as temporary galleries to some very cool photos. The Clear Eyes tent sponsored talks and brought famed and local photographers together with the community. — Weekly Staff report

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HAYS BLINCKMANN/Keys Weekly 1. Sponsored by Clear Eyes and Magnum, The Key West Photo Festival hosts talks throughout the day. 2. Don Kincaid, famed National Geographic photographer and local, stands with Quincy Perkins, festival founder, in front of a picture of Flagler’s railroad decorating the side of a shipping container. 3. Locals also participated in contests and some of the winners are Bill Klipp, Linda Clip, Alex Popovski, John Martini, Aimee Silver and Joseph Natalie.

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Who has been your biggest inspiration at Key West High School and why? Coach Wise has definitely been my biggest inspiration. When I first joined football over the summer, he took time out of his day to practice with me in the mornings. What class has best prepared you for life after high school? HOPE has best prepared me for life after high school. What advice would you give to underclassmen? To stay in school, and if you are playing a sport, to give it your all and make KWHS look good. What is your favorite social medium, why, and whom do you follow? It’s between Snapchat and Instagram. I usually follow soccer players and teams. What do you want to be remembered for at Key West High School? I want to be remembered as a good soccer player and the best football kicker KWHS has ever had.

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erge A. Storms — the mentally unstable serial killer — loves Florida. The history buff travels Florida in 21 books written by author Tim Dorsey, who has a particular fondness for South Florida and the Keys. Friday and Saturday, Dorsey will be back in the islands signing his new book “The Pope of Palm Beach.” In “The Pope of Palm Beach,” his main character Serge starts off on a literary journey from Key West, including popular sites like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams’ homes before traveling up the east coast to Riviera Beach, which happens to be Dorsey’s hometown. “It’s a little off script,” said Dorsey. “But, I am obsessed with the Keys and started coming down here long before the books were in the thought process.”

“A long time ago, Timmy said ‘I will know I have made it when my picture is on the wall.’ He double checks it’s still here every time he comes in,” said Suzanne Orchard, Key West Island Books.

He would stay at the $30-a-night Southern Cross Hotel, drink his con leches from 5 Brothers, and grab a newspaper to read in the silence of the Key West cemetery. He even spent his honeymoon in Key West.

“Serge explores myths – some real and some I’ve made up – along the way,” said Dorsey, adding that Serge stops to check out the Sugarloaf Jumping Bridge on his journey up the Keys in “Pope.” “He had to stop there because my favorite book ’92 in the Shade’ by Thomas McGuane mentions that bridge.” In his other books, Serge has spent time at Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp and No Name Pub in Big Pine Key, the bat tower, and even Overseas Lounge in Marathon. Dorsey’s first of three Keys stops will be at Key West Island Books. Owner Suzanne Orchard said this will be his 21st book signing at the store. “He calls us every year right around Valentine’s Day,” she said. “And, if you know his books, they aren’t usually the romantic date night books. We love his sense of humor.” The best part of the 21 books is that they are set up more like “Law and Order,” rather than a soap opera. “All the books follow different story lines, so you aren’t missing anything if you start at the end, or start at the beginning,” said Dorsey.

The Weekly’s Kristen Livengood’s favorite Tim Dorsey anecdote: He was a guest speaker in one of my journalism classes at University of South Florida way back in 2005. He told the class he would write at the Tampa airport. “It was cheaper than renting an office, and had coffee and a bathroom,” he said. “I completely forgot about doing that. Now that the kids are older, I can write at home.”


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ON THE STAGE

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FAST FRIENDS ‘Always … Patsy Cline’ opens Monday

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magine running into your favorite singing superstar, striking up a conversation, and within minutes forming a friendship that lasts your lifetimes. For Louise Seger, a simple Houston housewife who loved Patsy Cline, it actually happened. The story of how Seger met Cline and became her fast and trusted friend is the basis for the musical play by Ted Swindley, “Always … Patsy Cline,” opening Monday at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West. The show will run Mondays through Saturdays through March 10, with curtains at 8 p.m. Seger was waiting to enter a honky tonk in 1961 when Cline – an independent woman with a habit of traveling alone – arrived unheralded. The fan approached the star, and within two minutes, they were talking like long-lost friends. Seger took Cline to her home after the concert, made her bacon and eggs, and they talked all night about their lives, their men, and their families. They remained friends until Cline’s untimely death in 1963 at age 30 in a plane crash. The play stars Chicago’s Christine Mild as Cline and Key West’s Joy Hawkins as Seger. Both have done the play hundreds of times, which makes the friendship they portray on stage even more believ-

able and endearing. “I never tire of this show,” Hawkins said. “I’ve done it at least 1,500 times, and I never get bored. There’s a sweetness in the relationship between these two women that I just love. And then there’s the music.” Mild delivers renditions of Cline’s top hits, including “Sweet Dreams,” “Crazy,” “She’s Got You,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and “Anytime.” Musical director Jim Rice has put together an ensemble of Drew Perkins on fiddle, Roger Rettig on pedal steel and Lee Vinters on drums. The play focuses on the evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing the tunes that made her famous. “I think the audience will get lost in the music, remembering the songs,” Mild said. “I hope they’ll get an appreciation of how much really good music she produced in her short life. And it gives you a real good sense of what kind of gal Patsy was. She was fearless.” Tickets are available at redbarntheatre.com/tickets or by phone at 305-296-9911. — Contributed


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f course Key West animals are royalty; would they be anything less? The annual Parade of Paws was postponed from December to Feb. 10, which did not deter its success. More than $10,000 was raised for the shelter by animals competing for King and Queen of the Parade. Jane Dawkins, president of the FKSPCA, drew cheers when she announced the new facility would be open soon, and many of the shelter’s past adoptees were on hand with their adopted owners demonstrating the shelter’s continued success. — Weekly Staff report

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SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Feb. 15 • Windows 10 basics at 10 a.m. at Key West library. • Team building meeting for “Little Pink Key West” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Key West By the Sea condos. Feb. 16-17 • Old Island Restoration Foundation house tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Key West. • Key West Burlesque’s “Key West, We Love You” at 8 p.m. at Key West Theater. Friday, Feb. 16 • Forgotten Soldiers Memorial Anniversary at 3 p.m. at Higgs Beach, Key West. • A Shot and A Stroll walking tour from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Truman Little White House, Key West. • Free movie “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. at Bayview Park, Key West. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 • Garden Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Key West Tropical Forest, Stock Island. Free admission. Saturday, Feb. 17 • “Greening the Keys” sustainability presentation by Alison Higgins at 1:30 p.m. at Key West Tropical Forest, Stock Island. • Craft Cocktail Competition from 4 to 6 p.m. at Truman Little White House, Key West. Sunday, Feb. 18 • Key West Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Restaurant Store parking lot. • Presidential Family Forum featuring Clifton Truman and Daniel and Mary Jean Eisenhower at 5:30 p.m. at Truman Little White House, Key West. • Red Barn Theater’s “Red Hot Red Barn Gala” from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Oldest House, Key West. Monday, Feb. 19 • Friends of the Library speaker series featuring Stephen Kitsakos at 5:30 p.m. at Key West Theater. • Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at Truman Little White House, Key West. Tuesday, Feb. 20 • Café Con Libros author talk: John Henry Fleming at 10:30 a.m. at The Studios of Key West. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.

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here’s a range of emotions people feel when grieving the loss of a loved one, and for a lot of people it may be the first time they are experiencing them,” said Casey Rafferty, a licensed marriage and family therapist. “People are not always equipped emotionally and it is helpful to be with others.” Rafferty is starting a grief group March 6 at 5 p.m. at the Metropolitan Community Church in Key West. It will meet every Tuesday and is free to the public. Rafferty, who previously lived and worked in Key West for 26 years, has experience working with hospice and has another active support group for people with family members suffering from dementia. Her other support group has been active for six years and Rafferty hopes for the same success for this group. “It’s about people coming together to work through their emotions,” said Rafferty. “Often, they have initial family and friend support, but grief lingers long after the loss and it’s comforting to be around people who understand.” This will not be a time limited group and there is no commitment of any kind. Since VNA Hospice is closing, the last meeting for people dealing with dementia will be Feb. 22 at the facility, but the group will restart every first and third Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Key West Church of God. For more information, email Rafferty at mellamokc@gmail.com

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KEYS TO THE CAPITOL

Island contingent travels to Tallahassee to lobby for needs

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large assortment of Keys locals — government officials, business owners and executives, and elected servants — spent Feb. 7 “on the hill” in Tallahassee. The group heard presentations from the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Citizens Property Insurance’s Christine Ashburn, among others. County and city officials also lobbied for specific needs ranging from affordable housing allocations to the preservation of “home rule” when it comes to vacation rental law. Florida Keys Day is a unique event; no other county’s representatives travel en masse to the state capital to impart a unified message. — Weekly Staff report

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3. Monroe County Mayor David Rice shakes hands with Visit Florida’s Kenneth Lawson.

4. Florida Keys Community College’s Frank Woods hands out key lime pie on a stick at the celebration in the courtyard. 5. Monroe County Tax Collector “Dee Dee” Henriquez, second from left, travels with staff members Aileen Galvan, Cathy Crane and Sam Steele. “Florida Keys Days was productive. We came with a message and everybody was listening,” Henriquez said. 6. Former state Rep. Ron Saunders, left, chats with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelos’ aide Nicole Rapanos and Marathon Deputy City Manager George Garrett.


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located in Tavernier, is seeking

C.N.A.

12 HR Shifts-Nights

$500 Sign On Bonus to All New CNA Applicants

F/T & P/T LPN and RN

$1500 Sign On Bonus to All New LPN & RN Applicants

Housekeeper We offer a competitive wage and benefits program. To apply for position, Please submit your Resume to BOL@PLANTATIONKEYNC.COM

DETENTION DEPUTY TRAINEE: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Preliminary Applications for a Detention Deputy Trainee Academy starting May 2018. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will pay for your new career (tuition, books and salary). Preliminary Applications must be completed and received by March 1, 2018. Applicants may apply on line at www.keysso.net or contact Charles Slebodnick at cslebodnick@keysso.net or 305 292-7044. EEO/AAP.

HOUSEKEEPER needed for a small resort in Marathon. 20-30 Hrs. Must be able to work weekends. (305) 433-1255 for more info.

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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 2012 KIA Sorento $12,990 2016 Hyundai Sonata $13,990 2016 Nissan Frontier $16,990 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Loaded $16,990

Service Department

NOW OPEN 2016 Dodge Ram Quad Cab $22,990 2017 Ford F150 Eco Boost $26,990 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab $28,990

All with low miles and ready for quick delivery! 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

AUTOS FOR SALE

EMPLOYMENT

MARINAS WANTED

2008 SILVERADO Crew Cab 5.3L, V8, 155k miles, Truck evacuated for Irma. $9250 O.B.O. 3 0 5 - 2 4 0 - 9 5 2 2

Now Hiring: SWEET SAVANNAH’S is now hiring for Afternoon and Evening shifts. Please apply in person 8919 Overseas Hwy. Marathon

marinas transactions and 12,000 marina investors; low competitive rates. Visit our website: www. simplymarinas.com. Let’s discuss your marina. Call me today: Michelle Ash, Broker, 305-439-9581

AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk or Used. Cars - Vans - TrucksRunning or Not. 3 0 5 - 3 3 2 - 0 4 8 3

EMPLOYMENT STRONG male wanted to assist Senior Citizen in getting In/Out of swimming pool in Marathon. Approx. 1 Hour / 3-4 Days per week. 410-629-9232 TELLER - Big Pine Key. Full time (Mon thru Fri) and Part time (MonWed-Fri) positions available. Cash handling experience and excellent customer service skills required. Good credit and HS diploma or equivalent required. Excellent pay & benefits. Visit www. keysfcu.org EOE We are looking for an enthusiastic, supportive, compassionate person who has experience caring for children ages 6-13 with a genuine interest in working with children, a positive, friendly, fun attitude and the ability to clean, cook and drive if needed. After School hours are 2:30-5:30, and camp when school is out is 9a3p. We are committed to providing nutritious meals, top quality care and homework help for students in our program. Our goal is to enhance the lives of every child that attends our facility. If you are a patient, caring professional with a background in child care, we hope you will contact us about this position. Drug Free & Background Check required. Please call 305743-6412 to apply. Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, Apply in person or call for details: Key Colony Inn Marathon (305) 743-0100 E X P E R I E N C E D KITCHEN MANAGERNeeded. KEYS FISHERIES RESTAURANTMarathon Good Pay and Benefits Apply Within. EEO & Drug Free-3390 Gulfview Ave.

Experienced Help Only needed for all positions. Apply in person MonFri 10-11am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. Marathon Get Well Paid and Trained. Looking for Self Motivated-Reliable Person to Work Outdoors, Must Have Vehicle. Call (305) 304-7995 Ernest Rhodes Plumbing now hiring experienced plumbers & helpers. Must be reliable and have a great work ethic. Valid driver’s license required. Apply in person at 10700 5th Ave. Gulf, Marathon or email resume to: eerp@bellsouth.net

YARD SALES One Day Only! Garage Sale-Furniture, Clothes, Tools & More. Nothing damaged by Irma. Sat. Feb 17th 9AM-3PM NO EARLY BIRDS 57500 Morton St, Grassy Key

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS NAME

Looking to Hire: Reliable, Meticulous Cleaning Lady for a home in Marathon. Please call (410) 6299232 HIRED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of OASIS MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE, located at 1019 WHITE STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, intends to register the said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.

HOBBIES/COLLECT.

By: 1019 JAN LLC

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305743-4578

Published: February 16, 2018

HOMES FOR SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of DRIFTWOOD PIZZA AND SUBS, located at 10875 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, SUITE 140, MARATHON, FL 33050, intends to register the said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.

HIRED

DUCK KEY - BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA on dry lot. Consider owner finance, offers and/or trades. 305-481-1316 TRAILER FOR SALE 28’ Travel Trailer for sale. Like new! Jolly Rogers Lot 47. Rent on lot paid thru 2/28/18. Call 231-510-1238. 2015 Retro Travel Trailer - 14 ft. long. Excellent condition. Available now in Mississippi or will be in Fl Keys in May 2018. 662-574-6244 OFFICE SPACE AVAIL

FOR RENT: Office space recently updated. $625/ month plus utilities. Near Key Colony Beach. Approx. 250 Sq Ft. 3 0 5 - 7 4 3 - 4 6 3 3

MARINAS WANTED Simply Marinas. We Sell Marinas: Over 70

The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME

By: BORUSS LLC Published: February 16, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF SEIZURE AND PROPOSED FORFEITURE TAKE NOTICE: Case No.: SE1800163 On January 13, 2018, at or near Stock Island, Florida, duly authorized officers seized approximately 6,173 pounds of shrimp from the F/V RONALD E for violation of federal law, including the

LEGAL NOTICES Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The seized property, being perishable, was sold for $6,173.40, the proceeds of which are subject to forfeiture to the United States under 16 U.S.C. § 1860(a), and are being held by NOAA. Notice is hereby given that NOAA is commencing forfeiture proceedings against the abovedescribed property. Any person claiming an interest in the above described property must file a claim within 30 days after the date of final publication of this notice. Said claim must be filed with the Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Such claim must be received by the above office on or before April 2, 2018, (30 days following the date the final Notice is published in accordance with 15 C.F.R. 904.504). Said claim must: 1) identify the specific property being claimed; 2) state the claimant’s interest in such property (and provide documentary evidence of such interest if available) and state that the claim is not frivolous; and 3) be made under oath, subject to penalty of perjury. If a proper claim is not received by that date, the property will be declared forfeited to the United States and disposed of according to law. If the claim is timely filed, the matter will be referred to the U.S. Attorney to institute forfeiture proceedings in a U.S. District Court. Loren Remsberg NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section Publish: February 16, February 23 and March 2, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers In the District Court of Utah Third Judicial District Salt Lake County Court Address 450 S State St Salt Lake City Utah 84114 Finding of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order On Motion for Alternative Service Case No. 164904784 Judge Robert Faust Commisioner Michelle Blomquist

LEGAL NOTICES Brandon S. Atkinson, Petitioner V Abigail M. Atkinson, Respondent The matter before the court is Petitioner’s Ex Parte Motion for Alternative Service of Verified Petition to Modify Decree of Divorce on Abigail M. Atkinson. This matter is being resolved by the pleadings and other papers of the Petitioner. Having considered the documents filed with the court, the evidence and the arguments, and now being fully informed, the Court Finds that the Petitioner has used reasonable diligence to locate and serve the person to be served, and there is good cause to believe that the person to be served is avoiding personal service or that their whereabouts are unknown. The Court Concludes that Alternative Service of the document would most likely give notice to the person to be served. The Court Orders that the Motion for Alternative Service is granted. Petitioner shall cause the document to be served on the person to be served by E-mailing the document to abbeyjones222@ gmail.com., and publishing the document once a week for 4 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation where Marathon, Florida is located and filing proof of service. The Petitioner shall effect service. Signed and dated: November 13, 2017 Robert Faust Honorable Judge Publish: February 2, February 9, February 16 and February 23, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2018-DR15-M Division: Family CAMILO GUILLERMO ROCHE, Petitioner, and

LEGAL NOTICES MARIA SANJUANA BARAJAS VILLAVICENCIO, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: MARIA SANJUANA BARAJAS VILLAVICENCIO Respondent’s last known address: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on CAMILO GUILLERMO ROCHE, whose address is 1220 51ST STREET GULF, MARATHON, FL 33050, on or before FEBRUARY 26, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 3117 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, MARATHON, FL 33050, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 22, 2018 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Lisa M. Pierce Deputy Clerk Publish: January 26, February 2, February 9 and February 16, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844 LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-03-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH L. BUCHANAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kenneth L. Buchanan, deceased, whose date of death was November 17, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. 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 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.

LEGAL NOTICES 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: February 9, 2018. Personal Representative: Carlton Bernard Lahti 5701 Crosswinds Circle St. Augustine, Florida 32092

Want to make $60,000+ your first year? Bi-lingual Sales Person needed for fast growing dealership. No experience necessary –just a willingness to work hard and create a career!

Stop by WELLINGS AUTOMOTIVE Across from the airport in Marathon.

Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FLORIDA 33050 Telephone: (305) 7436022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-mail: richard@ rewarnerlaw.com Publish: February 9 and February 16, 2018

The Turtle Hospital in Marathon 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 THEME: U.S. PRESIDENTS

The Weekly Newspapers

The Weekly Newspapers are in full compliance with Chapter 50 of the Florida State Statutes on Legal and Official Advertisements. The Weekly Newspapers are distributed from Key Largo to Key West. Call (305) 743-0844, Fax (305) 743-0866 or E-mail: anneke@ keysweekly.com.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES

Sparky’s Landing NOW HIRING

Wait Staff, Food Runners, Hosts, and Back of House Positions. Great opportunity to work year round! Please apply in person daily at 3pm. MM 53.5 Overseas Hwy-Adjacent to Holiday Inn Express

Now Hiring for Breakfast Accepting applications for all shifts Apply in person at

LINE SERVICE PERSONNEL FULL TIME

Greet and fuel aircraft. Prior aviation experience preferred. Clean driving record required. Competitive wages, excellent benefits and a fun work environment.

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant 1406 Oceanview Ave, Marathon

Contact Kris Later kris.later@marathonaviation.com (305) 743-3717 EOE/Drug-free workplace

ACROSS 1. Little rascal 6. 6th sense? 9. Cell status 13. Pentateuch 14. “To Kill a Mockingbird” recluse 15. Most famous hobbit 16. Enlighten 17. ____-Wan 18. Willow tree 19. *Smallest President 21. *”Oh Captain, My Captain” 23. Prepare to shoot 24. Tulip’s early stage 25. Geological Society of America 28. Symphony member 30. Hank Williams’ “Hey Good ____” 35. *Pre-election commotion 37. Unpleasant road display 39. Actress Watts 40. Full of enthusiasm 41. Musician’s exercise 43. Seedy source of Omega-3s 44. Nine musicians 46. What those on the lam do 47. Kind of palm 48. Threefold 50. Accepted behavior 52. *Barack Obama’s former title 53. Toothy tool 55. H+, e.g. 57. *Lincoln follower 61. First book of Old Testament 65. Bye to Emmanuel Macron 66. It doesn’t mix with water 68. French wine region 69. Battery units 70. Spy org. 71. Emulate Demosthenes 72. Liberal pursuits 73. Baby goat 74. Continental money

DOWN 1. Education acronym 2. Musical finale 3. Extra dry 4. Godfather’s family 5. ____gnomy or ____logy 6. Jet black 7. Have a bawl 8. Southern chicken stew 9. CISC alternative 10. Hodgepodge 11. Cain’s brother 12. Between dawn and noon 15. Candy in Paris 20. Spaniard without “h” 22. The Jackson 5’s “____ Be There” 24. Cole Porter’s “Begin the ____” 25. *He commanded the Union army 26. Enjoy yumminess 27. Raspberry drupelets 29. *____ of office 31. Stumblebums 32. Caffeine-containing nut tree, pl. 33. *Candidate’s concern 34. *First US president to resign 36. She played a TV genie 38. Cocoyam 42. Chill-inducing 45. Group of foot bones 49. One from Laos 51. *Inspiration for Liberia’s capital 54. Beginning of a joke 56. India’s first P.M. 57. Cup of Joe 58. Detected by olfactory 59. Sword handle 60. Brooklyn players 61. Happy 62. Fly like an eagle 63. A fan of 64. Gets the picture 67. Roman three


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Season has hit, both full or part time positions available at Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort. Line Cook, Servers, Dishwashers, Host, Maintenance, Landscaper, Public Area Attendant, Night Auditor, Dock Hand and Bussers.

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Excellent Benefit Package Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com EOE/m/f/d/v

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MANAGER TRAINEES $30-50K per year, based on experience

Immediate Openings available at all locations.

DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Preliminary Applications for a Deputy Sheriff Trainee Academy starting May 2018. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will pay for your new career (tuition, books and salary). Preliminary applications must be completed and received by March 1, 2018. Applicants may apply online at www.keysso.net or contact Suzanne Alexander at salexander@keysso.net or 292-7044. EEO/AAP.

FT Employees are eligible to participate in our health, dental, vision, Life Insurance. PTO and Profit Sharing is available to every member of our team (conditions apply).

HOW TO APPLY: Go to mytomthumb.com or call Cleveland (786) 295-5307.

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

JOB OPENINGS BANQUET CHEF MAINTENANCE ENGINEER SECURITY GUARD ROOM ATTENDANTS AYS AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V SCAN FOR JOB

Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

for the following positions:

Truck Helpers CDL Drivers Diesel Mechanics

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Applicants must apply in person to be considered.

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4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Keys Auto Center is now part of the Warren Henry Auto Group. "Automotive News: Best Dealership to work for" for ďŹ ve years in a row!

We are now hiring for the following positions:

• AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN • SALES CONSULTANT • SERVICE CONSULTANT • SERVICE & PARTS CASHIER • ACCOUNTING/BILLING CLERK (PT OR FT) Apply online at: careers.warrenhenryauto.com We offer health, dental, vision, life, disability & 401K contribution! PUT YOUR CAREER IN GEAR! 1618 N. Roosevelt Blvd • Key West, FL 33040 • 305-294-5126 EOE/ADA

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305-294-5581 6391 3rd Street Key West, FL 33040

Since 1952

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