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The Confederate Railroad steams into Marathon this weekend as the Sunday headliners for the two-day Coral Head Music Festival. See the full story on page 10.

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TWO FILE FOR SCHOOL SEATS John Dick faces challenge in Dist. 4 SARA MATTHIS

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ue Woltanski, an Upper Keys education advocate, filed papers to run for the District 5 school board Sue Woltanski seat currently held by Ron Martin, who is retiring at the end of his term. Martin has endorsed her candidacy. “I don’t only support Sue, I support her wholeheartedly,” Martin said. “I want to leave my position and the children in good hands. I can think of no better choice.” Woltanski, a retired pediatrician, has lived fulltime in the Keys since 2008. Her husband is an ER doctor in Homestead and they have two school-age children — one at Treasure Village Montessori and one at Coral Shores High School. A longtime education advocate, she writes a popular blog called Accountbaloney and is a member of Common Ground, a statewide group of citizens who lobby for education initiatives. She is a product of public education, and her parents and

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grandmother were teachers. Her main concern, she said, is funding public schools properly. “I believe in the promise of public education for all. I want to make sure that the kids here get a high-quality public education. I want them to have the kind of schools that I had,” she said. “I am worried about the defunding of public education and the establishment of parallel, competing school systems of education that are also publicly funded. I am also concerned about the privatization of our school system.” Locally, she said she supports the construction of teacher housing on Sugarloaf Key. She said she wants the housing to be suitable for professionals and hopes the project would be a partnership between the county and the school district. “It’s a little disappointing that it would only be 10 units, but 10 units is better than nothing,” she said. Woltanski’s concerns are retaining quality teachers, increasing vocational tracks and introducing those earlier as a means to raise graduation rates, and limiting the amount of testing — that includes the practice of evaluating teachers based on class test scores. “We should use whatever flexibility the state gives us to decrease the impact of test scores on our schools and kids,” she said. This is the first time Woltanski has sought political office. She is a member of the current Leadership Monroe class, Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, Upper Keys BPW and League of Women Voters. Martin has been a board member since 2010 and his term expires in 2018. • • •

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ames Doran has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction and a master’s in school administration. His teaching and school administration career spans 44 years James Doran and after two years of retirement, he’s ready for the next chapter. He has declared his school board candidacy in District 4, currently held by John Dick.

Dick has yet to file for re-election formally, but told the Keys Weekly he will seek another term. “I’ve been in education my whole life. I have a strong knack for working with children, teaching and giving back to society,” Doran said. “Now that I am retired, the best way I can give back is through my extensive experience, education background and unique perspective.” Doran, an Islamorada homeowner, started his teaching career in the Keys at what was then called Key Largo Elementary where he taught for six years. (One year he was named Teacher of the Year.) He spent the rest of his career as a teacher or head administrator of schools in seven countries — Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Panama and England. He said he also made an effort to coach at least one sport at every post. He said his experience at international and American schools shares a challenge with Keys schools. “In the Keys, we have a difficult time recruiting and keeping the best teachers,” Doran said. “The most important thing you can have is great teachers; all of the rest of the issues go away when you have the best teachers.” He also is concerned about the amount of testing, especially of young students. Results from quantitative testing in younger grades reveal “one small dial on a dashboard of indicators on how well a child is doing. We need to get back to the point where we are looking at the total child.” He acknowledges that the public school structure is, ironically, foreign to him. “I know that if I am elected, I cannot move around as a head of school and make changes,” Doran said. “But every voice on the side of children is one small step. I can’t sit back and watch, I have to be a part of the solution even if it’s a small part.” Doran is a Florida native and has degrees from Florida State University, University of Miami, and University of Central Florida. He has two grown children, is married, and lives in Islamorada. The seat in District 4 stretches from the Middle Keys to the Upper Keys. Dick has held that position since 2006.

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS Although candidates must reside in one of five districts to be eligible, Monroe County School District Board members are elected by a majority vote by all registered voters in Monroe County.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018

BUG US? 80% and up

Oxitec is courting the Florida Keys again SARA MATTHIS

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xitec is back in the Keys, meeting with local officials and hosting town hall meetings, including one on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Marathon. The company is awaiting Environmental Protection Agency approval for trials to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. It has already passed the Food and Drug Administration examination. “We expect to be granted the permit by the EPA in the next few months. We can’t guarantee it, but we are expecting it,” said Dr. Derric Nimmo, Oxitec’s principal scientist. “And so we are back in the Keys to engage and help the communities understand what’s going on with the project.” On Tuesday, the Marathon City Council signed a letter of support for research funding for this type of “vector control” research, but not in support of Oxitec specifically. The state Department of Health is collecting the letters to present to the Centers for Disease Control, which may have funding for research projects. “We are standing on the sidelines right now,” said Phil Goodman, chairman of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. “We are always interested in new technology. In a perfect world, we would be interested in pursuing all three sterile technologies.” (See sidebar.) Should approval be granted, and Oxitec receive federal funding, the location for the trials in the Keys would be a joint decision between Oxitec and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. This is of particular importance since the Key Haven neighborhood rejected a genetically modified mosquito release in its neighborhood in a non-binding referendum question in the 2016 general election. Precinct 11 voted 65 percent against the study. But in a second referendum question, for the entire county, 31 of 33 precincts approved an “effectiveness trial in Monroe County” of genetically modified mosquitoes by at least half a percentage point.

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TOWN HALL MEETING: Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Florida Keys Mosquito Control offices in Marathon. It’s likely that neighborhoods that approve of the technology trials, as detailed in the 2016 election results, will be heavily courted by Oxitec. For example, Ocean Reef voted 84 percent in favor. The Middle Keys ranged from a 56 percent approval at Kirk of the Keys precinct all the way up to 72 percent approval at Key Colony Beach City Hall precinct. Summerland Key and parts of Big Pine Key and Sugarloaf were also overwhelmingly in favor at near 67 percent. “We are engaging all of these places to make sure they have the correct information and understand what’s happening,” Dr. Nimmo said. Should the EPA approval happen, where to conduct the trial will be a science-based discussion, however. Goodman said if the FKMCD were to participate, its board would have to approve, and the location decision would be a joint one with Oxitec. “We would need current data on where the best mosquito numbers are before we need a site,” he said, adding that it would have to be recent data in order to name a test site, a control site and have the use of a nearby facility. “We feel we need to make a sterile technique to make significant strides in controlling mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, to feel like the Keys are safe,” said Goodman. “A few days of too much wind and too much rain and good control turns to bad control with

70-79% This map shows the relative percentage, by precinct, of those voting "yes" in a 2016 referendum question for Monroe County, for an “effectiveness trial" of genetically modified mosquitoes.

THE SCIENCE Right now, there are three methods of controlling mosquito population through sterilization. All three target the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary species responsible for transmitting viruses that infect humans. • The first method is the Wolbachia method, in which mosquitoes are released into the wild after being infected with a naturally occurring bacteria rendering them less able to produce. There have already been trials of this method in the Keys, and a $1.4 million trial is underway in Miami-Dade County. The FKMCD said the short Keys trial had positive results but was, by and large, inconclusive. • The second method is to irridate mosquitoes, releasing sterile males into the wild to mate with females, so no offspring are produced. This is the same methodology used to treat the recent screwworm outbreak in the Keys, which was eradicated in under a year without spreading to the mainland. However, treatment weakens the mosquito, making it a less effective method. • The third method is to release male mosquitoes that have been genetically modified. This is the Oxitec technology. Treatments of tetracycline allow the modified mosquito to reach adulthood so as to reproduce with a female, but turns on a “self-limiting” gene so offspring do not survive. The drug also turns on a “marker” gene so scientists can study the mosquito’s impact in the wild. The genetically modified mosquito method has met with public resistance in the Keys. Dr. John W. Norris of Key West has opposed the technology, citing the possible creation of an antibiotic-resistant scenario that could pose a health threat to humans. Proponents of the technology welcome a way to fight vector diseases (transmitted through the bite of infected insects) such as dengue, Zika, yellow fever and chikungunya. Local veterinarian Dr. Doug Mader said he supports the technology 100 percent, as it will reduce the number of canine heartworm infections — he said he sees four or five a month in the Keys — also a mosquito-borne disease. Oxitec reports it has positive regulatory findings from independent scientific reviews and regulators from around the world that conclude the genetically modified mosquitoes have no negative effects on human health, animal health or the environment.

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MARATHON WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018 Sam Williams PA, Realtor Sam.Williams@ColdwellBanker.com

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65821 Overseas Highway, 231, Long Key DIRECT OPEN WATER! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath mobile home with deck and back patio overlooking the open Gulf - This is one of the most private units in the whole complex! This home did NOT flood during Irma, some skirting is missing but will be repaired quickly. Community features include: 24 hour security, marina, mini store with food, bait, and tackle, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, community boat ramp, community dockage, laundry and bath houses, and the list goes on!! $320,000

15 Kingfisher Lane, Key West Located at the Key West Golf Club, this cottage style 3 bed 2.5 bath two-story townhouse is situated on one of the largest lots on the course. The property features a gated private entrance with fully fenced in tropically landscaped yard and a screened-in back porch that overlooks the Hole 6 T-box. Home is clean, built above flood, tile floor throughout with carpeting in the two upstairs bedrooms, and an open kitchen/living floor plan and the third bedroom downstairs. The Key West Golf Club is a public 18-hole 6500 yard course that spans 200 acres and was designed by acclaimed architect Rees Jones. After a great round of golf, finish the day out in the beautiful cottage style club house complete with a bar, restaurant, and banquet facility. There is a rental history and is currently tenant occupied, tenant would like to stay if possible. This place is a golfer's dream, perfect for a primary residence, second home, or as an investment property. $549,000

12690 Overseas Highway, 23, Marathon Weekly rentals allowed at this condo! 2bed 2.5bath Gulf front unit on stilts with pool. Open water views from living room and even better open water views from Master bedroom, 2 story unit so there are stairs to the 2beds and 2baths upstairs and then you have the half bath on the main level living area. Boat dockage not deeded, but once you’re in your slip, it's yours until you pull your boat out. There are always slips available and even your renters can use the dockage. Property is clean and comes furnished as shown. No Irma damage on this particular unit. The complex did have some damage but all current assessments are paid. Tennis courts, centrally located in Marathon just a block or so north of Vaca Cut. $449,000

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SERGE RETURNS TO THE KEYS Author Tim Dorsey does three signings this weekend KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

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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.” He would stay at the $30-anight Southern Cross Hotel, drink his con leches from 5 Brothers, and grab a newspaper to read in

CATCH TIM DORSEY AND “THE POPE OF PALM BEACH” HERE: Friday, Feb. 16 • Key West Island Books, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 • Marathon library, 2:30 p.m. • Hooked on Books, Islamorada, 4:30 p.m.

“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.” —Suzanne Orchard, Key West Island Books.

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

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.”

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.


SAVE THE DATE

MARATHON WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Talk focuses on heart disease in women

A cardiologist will discuss facts about heart disease in women at a talk on Feb. 23 in Marathon. Dr. Joan Homan of Mount Sinai Medical Center is a cardiologist with board certification in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Homan’s areas of clinical interest include women and heart disease, cardiovascular risk in women, stress and nuclear echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. She will speak from noon to 1 p.m. at the Marathon Yacht Club. The event is open to all, but a RSVP by Feb. 22 is requested at 305-674-2626. Homan earned a medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine as well as a cardiology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. —Contributed

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SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Feb. 15 • Free tax preparation help from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Marathon library.

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Friday, Feb. 16 • Marathon Garden Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the club, MM 50, bayside. • Free Irish ceili dance from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Columba church, Marathon. No partner needed. Feb. 17-18 • Coral Head music festival, Community Park, Marathon. Saturday, Feb. 17 • Author Tim Dorsey signing “The Pope of Palm Beach” at 2:30 p.m. at Marathon library. • Free outdoor concert featuring Joe Mama at 6:30 p.m. at Marathon library. Sunday, Feb. 18 • Nature walk narrated by Neil starting at 12:30 p.m. at Crane Point Museum, Marathon. • Bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Elks Club, Marathon. • Key Colony Beach Community Association free concert by Rick & Dana at 4 p.m. at Gazebo Park.

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Monday, Feb. 19 • Free “Creating Realities” Art Workshop at 10 a.m. at Marathon library.

Stargazing at Crane Point It is time again to join Elizabeth Moore and Jay Elliott, amateur astronomers from the Florida Keys Astronomy Club, for an “Evening with the Stars” presentation on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 6-9 p.m. at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. Along with a brief introduction, the evening will include a hike through the “planets” along the path to the Crane House viewing area. The evening will focus on the month of “love” by sharing stories of romance from the night sky, sipping some hot chocolate and observing the crescent moon. This program requires that participants be able to walk a gravel road for ½-mile; there will be no transportation available to or from the Crane House. Participants must arrive by 5:45 p.m; gates will be closed at 6 p.m. Please dress for outdoor nighttime weather. No pets allowed due to the use of telescopes and other equipment. Admission is $6; children under 6 are admitted free. —Contributed

Wednesday, Feb. 21 • Free popcorn and movie showing “O Brother Where Art Thou?” at 6 p.m. at Marathon library. Thursday, Feb. 22 • Free tax preparation help from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Marathon library. Friday, Feb. 23 Free facts about heart disease in women lecture at noon at Marathon Yacht Club. • Saturday, Feb. 24 Free pottery workshop for 10- to 18-year-olds from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marathon library. • Free movie “Cars 3” at dusk at Marathon Community Park. • Carolina Shag dance lessons and party at 6:30 p.m. at Florida Keys Country Club, Marathon. • Nature walks narrated by Neil starting at 12:30 p.m. at Crane Point Museum, Marathon. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.

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SCHEDULE: John Bartus & Storm Watch Saturday, Feb. 17 | noon Fiddle Rock Saturday, Feb. 17 | 1 p.m. Atlantic Rhythm Section Saturday, Feb. 17 | 3 p.m. In the 1970s, it wasn’t a sexy mix tape unless it included plenty of ARS tunes. Songs like “So Into You,” “Imaginary Lover,” and a cover of “Spooky” are among their top hits. While they definitely have Southern rock roots, this is ballad territory. Bring your main squeeze.

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o you like your women just a little on the trashy side? Clothes too tight and hair that’s dyed? Well, you and Confederate Railroad both. The band is part of the Sunday line-up of the two-day Coral Head Music Festival set for this weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18 at Marathon Community Park. Confederate Railroad plays on Sunday. “Trashy Women” is an oldie (1992), but a goodie. Even lead singer and band founder Danny Shirley thinks so. “It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve played it, you respond to the energy of the crowd and they love it,” said Shirley. The band has a reputation for low-key humility and high-quality entertainment. And … they’re funny. Don’t think so? Check out their music videos from the 1990s. “Queen of Memphis” (1992) features a shticky set-up by NFL Coach Jerry Glanville. “She Took It Like A Man” (1989) has some deliriously good bar fight destruction scenes and then there’s the pièce de résistance — “Elvis and Andy.” The 1994 hit has enough set and costume changes to make any off-Broadway producer proud. Shirley said the fun-first attitude was intentional.

Band Members MARK DUFRESNE / drums JOEY RECKER / keyboards MO THAXTON / bass RUSTY HENDRIX / electric guitar DANNY SHIRLEY / acoustic guitar, lead vocals “I enjoy doing those songs. Back in the 1990s we had some video hits and I got some calls from Hollywood about doing some acting and film stuff. But it never really interested me; I never wanted to be a TV or movie star,” he said. In fact, if his first career as a musician didn’t pan out, he said he was all set to go into law enforcement. Shirley said his life is very tame now. He lives outside Atlanta with his wife and if they go out for dinner, it’s a big night. “One year ‘back in the day’ we did 273 shows in 12 months. It was a lot of fun and you wait your whole life for that,” Shirley said. “But the things you miss is the mundane stuff — mowing the lawn or fixing up that house. These days, I really enjoy that.” In 2016, the band released its newest album — “Lucky to be Alive.” There’s a re-recording of “Trashy Women” featuring vocal guests John Anderson, Willie Nelson and Colt Ford. According to iwasborncountry. com, the music continues to be mostly “rowdy upbeat,” with some surprising introspection in tunes such as “I Don’t Feel As Young As I Used to.”

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n 2017, the inaugural CoralHead Music Festival was by and large a metal-big hair1980s rock fest. In 2018, the lineup is longer and much more eclectic. “Our original plan was to stay a one-day concert for one more year, but then the hurricane hit and we saw what was needed,” said concert organizer Rich Anderson. The concert is hosted by the American Legion Riders Post 154 in Marathon. It’s a fundraiser for the specially created Rebuild the Keys charity and the proceeds will be handed out to affected locals in the form of credits at local lumberyards for tools and supplies. So, the concert is now two days long with a mix of local and national acts. John Bartus and Storm Watch and Fiddle Rock are both local, and Above the Skyline group out of Homestead is semilocal. Returning for a second year is Lazy Bonez, the ’80s tribute band, but look for last year’s lead singer Joey Bravo, who performs solo on Sunday. Conservatively, Anderson estimates the concert will attract between 8,000 and 10,000 fans. “We want to grow Marathon’s reputation. This is not just a place for drinking and fishing and diving. It’s a destination for other events, too,” Anderson said.

Lazy Bonez Saturday, Feb. 17 | 5 p.m. Lazy Bonez, an ’80s tribute band, killed it last year at the inaugural Coralhead Music Festival. They’re back again to play all the crowd favorites; liberated from a specific tribute, they play the hits by the likes of Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and more. Slaughter Saturday, Feb. 17 | 7 p.m. Slaughter fans love the driving beat and lyrics of hits like “Up All Night, Sleep All Day” that made this ’80s band famous. Party tunes and ballads “Fly to the Angels” keep the band gigging continuously. Great White Saturday, Feb. 17 | 9 p.m. Featured in the previous issue of the Keys Weekly, Great White’s break out song was “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” Fans also love “Rock Me” and “Mista Bone.” The band recently released a new album called “Full Circle” and promises a good mix of old and new. Above the Skyline Sunday, Feb. 18 | noon Joey Bravo Sunday, Feb. 18 | 1:30 p.m. SUS4 Sunday, Feb. 18 | 3 p.m. Rick Derringer Sunday, Feb. 18 | 4 p.m. Confederate Railroad Sunday, Feb. 18 | 6:30 p.m. There’s plenty of Southern rock at this two-day concert, but only Confederate Railroad plays the true country version of it. Bone up on the lyrics of “She Took it Like a Man” and “Trashy Women” — both will definitely be sing-alongs.


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ON THE STAGE

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‘OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS’ Alex Rickert, left, Marilyn Tempest, Arnie Steinmetz, Mike Chaplin, Marianne Benvenuti and Zulma Jimenez take the stage this weekend. LARRY BENVENUTI/Contributed

Play’s theme will speak to millennials SARA MATTHIS

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e haven’t done a show like this for a long time,” said Director Jim “Boomer” Kelly of MCT’s latest production. “Over the River and Through the Woods” will take the stage this weekend — Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17. By that he means one with a theme that younger folks can relate to. The play, written by Joe DiPietro in 1998, focuses on a young man’s efforts to leave the mandatory Sunday dinner sphere of both sets of grandparents. He’s landed a dream job across the country, but neither the maternal nor paternal grandparents will let him go without a fight. “There’s funny moments and then moments where you want to go home and call your mom and dad and tell them you love them,” said Kelly.

Alex Rickert, 25, brings the youthful energy to the stage as Nick. He’s surrounded by mature and experienced local talent — Arnie Steinmetz as Frank, Marilyn Tempest as Aida, Mike Chaplin as Nunzio and Marianne Benvenuti as Emma. Zulma Jimenez makes an appearance as Caitlin O’Hare — the “bait” the grands dangle to get Nick to stay. “The audience quickly learns that this is a family that cares a lot about each other, but they’ve been together so long, there’s a little bickering,” Rickert said. “It ends up being hilarious. You see a bit of your own family in the characters on stage.” This is only Rickert’s second time on stage at Marathon Community Theatre. He said he’s absorbing the life lessons imparted with the dialogue and the stagecraft from the rest of the cast. “It’s such a learning experience. I am learning lots from different people with different talents,” Rickert said. “This is my first time doing anything with a significant speaking role. It’s been a lot of fun.” This is another staged reading — lacking a full set but with enough movement to lend it drama — similar

“It’s a show about learning how to talk to each other without yelling.”

to the recent MCT production of “Rumors.” Next up at the theater will be the One Weekend Only set for March 24-25. Readings are planned for both April and May, “Tah Dance” is set for June, and the kids summer theater program will happen in July. Curtain for “Over the River and Through the Woods” is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.

— Jim “Boomer” Kelly, director

Nick, played by Alex Rickert, left, bickers with grandma Aida, played by Marilyn Tempest. LARRY BENVENUTI/Contributed

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KEYS PETS

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Genny and Sophia compete in Ohio while evacuated for Hurricane Irma, earning them a spot at Westminster. CONTRIBUTED

BEST BITCH Marathon dog places second in class at Westminster KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

t wasn’t very long ago that Marathon pet groomers and Dogs En Vogue owners Sophia Pierce and David Zuniga packed up an employee, six dogs, and two birds to evacuate north when Hurricane Irma was threatening the Keys. “The dog community is a very tight-knit group of people,” said Zuniga. “We had offers from dog owners, strangers, all over the country to take us in.” The group evacuated to one of the stranger’s homes Ohio. “She said she had show dogs, too, and lots of room,” said Pierce. While evacuated, Genesis, the local 18-month-old Afghan Hound “shop dog,” known to many as Genny, qualified for the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, which took place Monday. The competition was fierce in the Westminster ring in Manhattan, while Genny competed in first tier non-champion female, bitch, Afghan Hound. She placed second in her class. “I was a nervous wreck and wanted to cry; I was freaking out,” Pierce said. “I have wanted to do this since I was a little kid. It’s a really tough show for the dogs and she handled it really well for her first show.”

But placing second wasn’t the only icing on the cake. “Someone came by to ask if they could professionally photograph Genny,” said Pierce, who was apprehensive at first. “When I walked Genny over to their booth, it Sophia and Genny after said Vogue, like the showing at Westminster. magazine.” CONTRIBUTED Genny is technically the cover model of the web article and is already featured on Vogue’s Facebook page and website and may be highlighted in an article in an upcoming issue. The most heartwarming part of the trip was the people who recognized Sophia and Genny from their hurricane evacuation posts. “So many people came by to ask about how we are holding up in the Keys,” she said, adding that she represented with Conch Republic and Marathon Strong towels adorning the crate and grooming equipment. “I didn’t expect it to radiate this far north, but it did.”


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COMMUNITY NEWS

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CRUISE DETAILS FIGHT AGAINST PIRATES On Saturday, Feb. 24, maritime historian and Key West Art & Historical Society curator Cori Convertito will lead the second in a series of three 90-minute seafaring excursions presented in partnership with Hindu Charters. Passengers aboard the wooden sailing schooner Hindu, which launches from Key West Bight Marina, can enjoy mimosas or nonalcoholic beverages as Convertito shares the history and personal insights on the day’s topic, “Porter and the Pirates.” A member of the fledgling United States Navy, Commodore David Porter (Feb. 1, 1780-March 3, 1843) gained notoriety during the Quasi-War with France, and experienced success during the War of 1812. During the early 1800s, the Navy ordered a fleet to the West Indies to put an end to rampant piracy and protect the merchant shipping network in the area. Porter’s proficient leadership skills and earlier successes prompted the Navy to place him in command of its anti-piracy squadron based in Key West. Under his governance,

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particularly his insistence on fleet size, tactical skills and navigation know-how, the Navy triumphed, purging the region of pirates. “Our remarkable island proved the best place in all of the United States to tackle piracy,” says Convertito. “With Porter’s leadership and direction, piracy was nearly stamped out in one of the world’s busiest shipping channels. Our local history is relevant, and Porter is probably one of the finest examples of how the Florida Keys have a global impact in maritime history.” The next scheduled tour on the 93-year-old vessel, “Coastal Fortifications in the Florida Keys,” will be presented by Kelly Clark, NPS, on Saturday, March 31. Tickets are $50 for Society members, $60 for non-members. Space is limited to 30 passengers. For tickets and more information, visit kwahs.org or call Society Director of Education Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 x 115. —Contributed


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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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NOT THE SHARPEST BULB ON THE COMBINATION PLATE A

lbert Einstein once said, “I think these clams have gone bad.” Actually, he also once said, “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Let us once again peer into the infinite, and try to wrap our brains around some of the things that actual people say (or write). This first gem comes to us courtesy of a Facebook post, a scan from a newspaper clipping posted on the Internet. It came from a column that featured comments from readers that called or wrote in on topics of interest. I’m just not sure how this person ever got through middle school without certain realizations about life and death, or even how to find the nearest bathroom. Read these pearls of wisdom, and make up your own mind… “To all you hunters who kill animals for food, shame on you; you ought to go to the store and buy the meat that was made there, where no animals were harmed.” Who among us would not want to be the first to tell this person the truth about the steaks and chicken and cold cuts available at the supermarket? In a related case of Unclear On The Concept, the poster posted a photo of the front door of a Mexican-oriented fast food joint that featured a handwritten sign that read, “Sorry – we are closed due to short staff.” A disappointed customer added his own note: “Hire taller staff ’cause I need a taco!” There are those people who just aren’t stupid in private, they have to advertise the fact with their tattoos – misspelled tattoos. From the Interwebs, the following are actual tattoos that the customer (who isn’t necessarily always right) had permanently inscribed onto skin: “I’m awsome.” “Chitonw.” “Beautiful Tradgedy.” “Sweet Pee.” And my favorite: “No Regerts.” These cases are as inspiring as the photo (also on the Internet) of the man trying to open the beer bottle with his teeth. His tattoo, on his forehead (!), was a solitary word: STUPID. Who knew deer could read English? A new arrival in Kingman, Kansas called the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on his road. The reason given: “Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.” Wichita, Kansas features stoplights that have audio signals that buzz when

it’s safe to cross the street. A local probation officer asked her friend if he knew what the buzzer was for. He explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she JOHN responded, “What BARTUS on earth are blind is a City Council people doing drivmember and Vice ing?!?” Mayor of the City And there are of Marathon. John those who adveris also a musician who performs tise their stupidity around town at by putting up signs. various establishConsider these ments. from the Internet, like the roadside sign that reads, “Sign Not In Use.” There’s this oxymoronic sign on a congested highway that actually reads, “Lane Closed To Ease Congestion.” At the end of a sidewalk somewhere in the U.S., the local public works crew placed a sign that reads, “Sidewalk Ends.” Posted on a Walgreens sign: “Ass. Fragrances 50% Off.” I’m going to ass-ume that the sign maker meant ass-orted. Soothing words from the Church of the Cross: “Don’t Let Worries Kill You. Let The Church Help.” One has to wonder if the target audience is being reached with this well-meaning billboard from the Illiteracy Foundation: “Illiterate? Write For Free Help.” At a park in a town that may not like children: “SOCCER NOT ALLOWED. Soccer May Only Be Played In Archery Range.” And this comes from one of those signs with removable letters in front of a gas station: “My Boss Told Me To Change The Stupid Sign. SO I DID.” At least the employee gets credit for following instructions. In closing, perhaps the worst of all stupid signs is the solitary sign that read, and I’m not making this up, “CAUTION – This sign has SHARP EDGES. Do not touch the edges of this sign.” Definitely not the sharpest taco on the Christmas tree… —John Bartus performs Thursdays at Sparky’s Landing, Fridays and alternate Sundays at the Lighthouse Grill at Hyatt Place Faro Blanco, Saturdays at the Key Colony Inn, and Mondays at the Sunset Grille & Raw Bar. www.johnbartus.com

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KEY WEST

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WISTERIA: IT’S COMPLICATED ISLAND HAS STRONG ADVOCATES

HAYS BLINCKMANN hays@keysweekly.com

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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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MHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK

MARATHON WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018 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 qualifications including 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.”

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SEEN AROUND TOWN

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KEYS TO 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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SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly 1. Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron, left, was invited to speak at a press conference hosted by Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole. Coldiron painted a picture of the desperate need for affordable housing in the Keys, following Irma, and made a plea to preserve the Sadowski Trust Fund for its intended use.

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2. Former state Rep. Ron Saunders, left, chats with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelos’ aide Nicole Rapanos and Marathon Deputy City Manager George Garrett. 3. Marathon Councilman John Bartus, left, takes a break from playing tropical tunes to chat with Robby Majeska and Marathon Chamber CEO Daniel Samess. 4. Citizens of the Keys pose for a photo with Visit Florida’s Kenneth Lawson, who spoke about the importance of destination marketing, especially after Hurricane Irma. 5. Cathy Crane, left, is an intern in state Rep. Holly Raschein’s office and Charlene Sprinkle is a lieutenant in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Crane is a Keys kid, currently studying at Florida State University.

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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

MARATHON WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018

SCOTT RUSSELL KNOWS THE HUSTLE Monroe County’s property appraiser is a funny family man

KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

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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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Beer makes Florida Keys Brewing Co. bartender Nicole Fabian giggle. Craig McBay and his brew crew have made more than 60 beers in the first three years of the company history. FLORIDA KEYS BREWING CO./ Contributed

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Florida Keys Brewing Co. turns 3 GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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ixty beers later, Florida Keys Brewing Co. celebrates another birthday on Sunday, Feb. 18. Now officially 3, the brewery plans on celebrating all day. Music by the Carousers starts at 5 p.m. and the brewery is releasing two new beers – the Bayside Coffee Blonde and Bean Me Up Scotchy, which has vanilla beans aged in Johnny Walker Double Black blended into the beer. “It’s been an amazing three years,” said brewery owner Craig McBay. “We’ve seen a lot of growth, not only in the tasting room, but in our distribution too.” McBay is already looking forward to years 4, 5 and beyond – but let’s revisit history. In the first year, the tasting room featured 30 to 40 craft beers, which was a feat in itself, considering the brewery’s smaller system only made 30 kegs a month. The next year, larger equipment was installed, upping the count to 80 kegs per fermenter per batch. In all, the brewery has four 40-barrel fermenters, five 3-barrel fermenters, and two 7-barrel fermenters. A barrel is 2 kegs. Each keg is 15.5 gallons.

Last fall the brewery announced plans to begin distributing outside of Monroe County in 2018. So, year 3 could be big. Looking even further into the future, McBay said he’s looking into the brewery having its own canning system. McBay attributes a majority of the company’s success to local word of mouth, the fishing community, his bartenders spreading the word, and maybe a little help from Trip Advisor. He’s learned to take it all as it comes and said patience has been the biggest lesson the business has taught him. He said the brewery’s involvement in charitable causes in the community is something he’s also really proud of. “The emotional support my wife and kids give me has kept me sane through it all,” he said, adding, “It goes without saying that we wouldn’t be anywhere without the support of my staff.” When the brewery started, it was McBay and brewer Brad Mullis running a small brewing system. The staff was fewer than 10 then, and has remained close-knit, adding only a few more members. The biggest birthday present for the brewery this year is the brand new taproom, expected to open soon. The new location fronts Old Highway along

the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, and is visible from U.S.1. It’s quite the upgrade. The original taproom has always carried 10 brews on tap. The new taproom will make the jump to 20. Most of the brews on tap will be Florida Keys Brewing Co. craft beers, but a handful will be used to feature partnering breweries. The room itself is slightly larger than the “O.G.” taproom and seats about 20 more. It’s kept the intimate feel that is synonymous with the brewery, and as before, McBay invited four local artists to paint murals, design the sweet tie-dye bar top, and add bottle cap art. The revamped beer garden is sporting fresh grass and some new funky décor. The new taproom and garden are going to see a lot of action and not just as a venue for special events, live music and the monthly Art Walks. The brewery has started booking wedding-related events too. With new plans for scheduled tours and tastings and a new reward program in the works for loyal patrons, it couldn’t be a better time to drink Florida Keys Brewing Co. craft beer. Cheers to that.


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The Hammocks at Marathon™

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES D’Asign Source is seeking the following professionals. Overtime and benefits are available. For full details, please visit DAsignSource.com/careers

$250 Sign-on Bonus!

• Maintenance Supervisor • Maintenance Shift Technician • Activities Supervisor • Common Area-Carpet Shampoo Attendant

Outside Sales Representative

Seeking self-motivated, dynamic individual for the position of Treasury Management Sales Representative II. Responsibilities include sales and servicing of Credit Card Processing, Remote Deposit, ACH, Online Banking and additional Business Banking products. Sales experience a must. Reliable transportation required. Apply online at KeysBank.com/careers Member FDIC

Electrical Technician Installation of low-voltage and high-voltage electrical experience required. Must have excellent computer and organization skills.

EOE•M/F/V/D

GREAT BENEFITS:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 401(k) with Company Match & much more

TO APPLY:

LABORERS

Online >

For site work and underground utility contractor. Immediate openings! 305-872-8945

jobs.bluegreenvacations.com

Junior Interior Designer 1+ year experience with basic interior architecture detailing. Strong knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, and 20/20 a plus.

In Person >

The Hammocks at Marathon 1688 Overseas Highway-Gulf Side Mile Marker 48-Marathon

Or Call >

Carlos at 305.743.9009 We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Construction Foreman

©2017 Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Inc. All rights reserved.

VAC TRUCK DRIVER/OPERATOR Immediate opening! Must have clean CDL. Must understand English instructions. 305-872-8945 info@haackexcavating.com

info@haackexcavating.com

Experience in high-end residential—including finish carpentry, drywall, windows/doors, understanding of building systems and construction techniques.

Kitchen & Bath Designer / Sales Person Must possess a strong sales background and knowledge of kitchen/bath cabinetry, flooring, plumbing, materials, finishes, and detailing. Working knowledge of AutoCAD and 20/20 a plus.

CoCo’s General Store

NOW HIRING:

Part-time Deli and/or Retail Sales. Must be available on weekends. Apply in person at 50 Coco Plum Drive, Marathon 305-743-7743

Plantation Key Nursing Center

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.

CROSSWORD SOLUTION


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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.

Marathon, Big Pine, Key West and Stock Island Locations

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

NOW HIRING

EOE m/f/d/v

ASSISTANT MANAGERS $12-$16 per hour

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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

Upper & Middle Keys. Great Pay • Paid Holidays • Sick Pay • Medical Insurance • Paid Vacation

Applicants must apply in person to be considered.

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

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

Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician

Apply in person

JOB OPENINGS FOR

Sales Associates Full & Part Time / Set Schedules Starting Wage $12.00 per hour

Available Shifts: Full Time 12:30pm-9:30pm with two consecutive days off or Part Time 6:00pm-9:30pm (Minimum 3 days a week)

Great Benefits! Fun work environment Apply:Â www.ronjonsurfshop.com EOE/DFWP

PAINTERS AND LABORERS CARPENTER-CARPENTER'S HELPER FOREMAN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT PAY BASED ON EXPERIENCE PLEASE SEND RESUME OR WORK HISTORY TO JAIME@CORNERSTONECONSTRUCTION.NET 88701 O/S HWY, TAVERNIER (305) 852-4185


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WE’VE MOVED!

The Visitor’s Center…not Pigeon Key to Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club 2010 Overseas Highway Call for tour information (305) 743-5999

Let’s go Fishing!

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Feed Sharks! We also have Tarpon, Turtles, Alligators, Sting Rays, Touch Tanks, Fish, and other fun stuff to see!

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Want to Attract more Business? You can have this spot for only $95!

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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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let’s do business - (305) 743-0844

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let’s do business - (305) 743-0844 VACATION RENTALS

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Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-1631

Keys Fisheries Market & Marina Mile Marker 48.5, Marathon End of 35th Street Bayside

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

Specializing in Color and Highlights Haircuts Keratin Treatments 5177 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Between Office Depot and Main Post Office)

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2735 OVERSEAS HWY MARATHON, FL 33050

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For professional, competitive travel planning Call Debbie or Lani at 305 743 7575

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Business hours: MON-TUE-THU-FRI 9am to 4pm Appointments by request.

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MARATHON WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Spacious and Beautiful one floor living in Duck Key. This home is located on a large corner lot and has cathedral ceilings, and open floor plan. Spacious kitchen. Separate laundry room. Split floor plan. Garage, plenty of room for a pool and screened in porch.

Mediterranean style arches frame the ocean from large verandas with 180 degree views. Fantastic Oceanfront home with 138 feet of protected dockage. Two large living areas. One on the 2nd floor off of the large veranda with ocean views, and a separate living on the 1st floor off of the pool deck area both with surround sound.

$675,000 • 4/3 • 1,812 sqft • 125 San Remo Dr, Duck Key

$2,795,000 • 3/3 • 2,940 sqft • 308 Pinetree St, Duck Key

Check out some of my other Duck Key listings!

Check out my Marathon listings!

300 Duck Key Dr #9 or #4, Duck Key, FL 33050 • $279,000 each

238 109Th Street Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050 • $350,000

360 E Seaview Dr, Duck Key, FL 33050 • $985,000

555 70Th Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050 • $1,450,000

Kristen Brenner • 305-664-1453 • duckkeyfl7@gmail.com

Sun Kissed Keys 2bed/2.5bath condo Weekly 7 night min rental! Available after March 10! Bonnie: 305-393-2691

Jessenia Rubio Property Manager & Office Coordinator Cell: 305-731-6277

Rachel Sanderson Property Manager & Realtor Cell: 305-393-3076

Kristen Brenner • 305-664-1453 • duckkeyfl7@gmail.com

A Pirate’s Great Escape 3bed/3bath Condo Weekly 7 night min rental! Call for availability! Kristen: 305-664-1453

Bonnie Sanderson Property Manager & Realtor Cell: 305-393-2691

Cindy Alexander Property Manager & Realtor Cell: 305-393-1671

Harbour Pearl 4bed/4bath Home Monthly 28 day min rental Open March & April! Kristen: 305-664-1453

Karen “Coop” Cooper Sales Associate Cell: 305-304-2209

Brenda Alexander Broker Associate Cell: 305-481-5156

Thinking about changing managers? Put our experienced agents to work for you!

Kristen Brenner, Broker/Owner Cell: 305-664-1453 Email: duckkeyfl7@gmail.com

We manage from the cozy cottages to the glamorous estates! Give us a call today at 305-743-8507

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