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Maggie, left, and Chloe leap through the course of the Plantation Key School Panther Family Paint Run/ Walk 5K. Put on by the school’s PTA, the third annual ‘color run’ tested 200 students and adults who were bombarded with multi-color paint. Cleanup was easy with the help of Islamorada Fire Department. CHARLES FULCO/ Contributed

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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018 GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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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? Key Largo Rotary President Jennifer McComb said, “Luge. It seems like you wouldn’t have any control.”

“Downhill skiing. That has bad written all over it for us Keys kids,” said Florida Keys Electric Co-op’s Maria Jones.

Monroe County Sherriff’s Capt. Don Fanelli said, “The alpine ski jump. They are going way too fast and it just looks terrifying. At 56, my body can’t take a fall like that. It’d be a traumatic injury.”

“Bob sledding, just because I’d be scared to flip out of it. Imagine taking a corner too high,” said Center State Bank’s Wendy Coffman.

Keys Parties’ Marlene Weeks said, “Bob sledding. I don’t like the idea of going through those tunnels so quickly. I’m claustrophobic.”

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HARRY HARRIS OPEN Big Pine Community Park is next

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The months of work repairing the county’s parks have been, and continue to be, a team effort, said Robert Glassmer, Monroe County public works administrator for buildings, parks, and beaches in the Upper Keys. The work began at Tavernier’s Settlers Park and Key Largo Community Park, before attention shifted to Harry Harris Park, he said. “We left it for last because it was the worst, and received a lot of help from my colleagues,” including Key West Facilities Manager William DeSantis and Lower Keys Road and Bridges

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uch to the excitement of Upper Keys residents, Monroe County reopened portions of Harry Harris Park on Feb. 9 following months of closure after Hurricane Irma. With phase one of the repair complete, the area south of the park’s boat ramp is now available for use from sunrise to sunset, including the kid’s playground, beach area, bathroom area and boat ramp. The park’s facilities north of the ramp, which include the athletic fields and Wilkinson Point, remain closed. Gravel has temporarily replaced the damaged asphalt of the boat ramp’s approach. “We’re very pleased,” said Tavernier Community Association Director, and Harry Harris representative Rick Barreto. “On behalf of the residents of Tavernier I would like to thank the homeowners, public works, Assistant County Administrator Kevin Wilson, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy, and everyone who got involved and listened to the community.”

“Since right after the hurricane we have been working 10 to 12 hours a day, from Monday to Monday; in a time like this our crews stand together and work as one.”

The Village of Islamorada announced Feb. 9 that Founders Park entrance fees are waived for the next 90 days for Tavernier residents. Residents need only show a valid driver’s license with a 33070 zip code. The Village Council also approved a permanent entrance fee waiver for disabled United States military veterans and active duty military personnel and their immediate family.

Supervisor Marty Slavic, said Glassmer. Combining work crews from the Upper and Lower Keys was necessary at times, in part because one group had lost equipment to the storm the other crew still had, and vice versa. “Since right after the hurricane we have been working 10 to 12 hours a day, from Monday to Monday,” said Glassmer. “In a time like this our crews stand together and work as one. Everyone pitched in, there was no complaining, and we worked hard to get everything online for the community.” The northernmost area of the park is still being used to store a handful of remaining vessels recovered after the storm. Monroe County officials are expecting the vessels to be removed by the end of February. Sections of fence are still being repaired as well. The park’s bathroom area, which once had electric hand dryers and automated toilets, has reverted to paper towels and manual operation. “The field’s electric panels for the field lights are still under repair, so it may be a while until we play baseball, but the park is open and now Tavernier residents have a place to relax, walk their dog, and put their boat in the water,” said Glassmer. Phase two of the park’s repairs includes fixing the lighting system and repaving walkways around the pond, Wilkinson Point, and the boat ramp. Once the last of the salvaged vessels has been removed, the crews will begin repairing the northern area of the park. In the meantime, work crews have focused their efforts on Monroe County’s Watson Field and Big Pine Key Community Park, which is expected to reopen soon.


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Manon Sander’s “Game of Thrones” is inspired by lighting. The painting’s model is Sander’s daughter. CONTRIBUTED

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he community and lovers of art will have the opportunity to take home some unique pieces of Florida Keys art history during Our Place in Paradise’s Plein Air fundraiser from Tuesday to Saturday, Feb. 20-24. The five-day event kicks off with an opening reception on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature original plein air works from members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles. Then on Saturday, four nationally acclaimed plein air artists will exhibit originals created during the week at a special reception from 6 to 9 p.m. “It’s documenting our history,” said renowned Tavernier artist Kathleen Denis. “Some of the places they are depicting have changed a lot following the storm. Plein air painters give the opportunity for people to see the beauty of the community through the eyes of the artists.” Along with Denis, whose studio is located inside the art gallery, artists Linda Apriletti, Manon Sander, and Michelle Held are also set to participate. The originals created are ideal for any art collector seeking to add a once-ina-lifetime work to a collection. Apriletti is best known for her plein air oil landscapes of South Florida and the Everglades. Sander’s style is selfdescribed as “representational with an impressionistic touch.” Held is a Sarasota-based self-taught artist, and credits her passion for wildlife as the door that led to her plein air journey. The four artists will be available for private commissioning throughout the week as well. Event locations will be posted on the Our Place in Paradise Facebook page. A portion of the proceeds from all art sales will go to the gallery’s Irma Restoration Fund. Admission to both receptions are free, but donations are encouraged.

SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Feb. 15 • Donate blood from 9 a.m. to noon at Village of Islamorada Administration Building, MM 87. • Artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. at Morada Way Art & Cultural District, MM 81. • Filmmaker Darryl Saffer discusses Wild Orchid adventure, movie, at 7 p.m. at Key Largo library. • “War of the Worlds the Radio Show” at 7:30 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center, Key Largo. Admission is $13 at ticket outlets, $15 at door and www.keyplayers. org. Friday, Feb. 16 • A Mosaic of the Keys Connection Project opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ocean Sotheby’s Realty, Islamorada. Saturday, Feb. 17 • 29 Points of Interest Matecumbe Historical Trust Trolley Tour at 10 a.m. at Islamorada Moose Lodge, MM 81. • Garden Club of the Upper Keys’ Garden Walk at 10 a.m. at Francis Tracy Garden Center, MM 94 bayside. • Pops in the Park “All Creatures Great and Small” concert at 4 p.m. at Founders Park, Islamorada. • “War of the Worlds the Radio Show” at 7:30 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center, Key Largo. Admission is $13 at ticket outlets, $15 at door and www.keyplayers. org. Feb. 17-March 3 • Joe Cella “Birds in Nature” art display from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Key Largo Public Library. Sunday, Feb. 18 • “War of the Worlds the Radio Show” at 2 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center, Key Largo. Admission is $15 at door. keyplayers. org. • Taste Around the World Keys Style from 4 to 8 p.m. at Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Key Largo. $75 per person. Contact 305-852-7887 for information. Feb. 19-21 • Art Guild of Purple Isles presents Don Andrews Watercolor Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Key Largo Lions Club, MM 99. $300 for members, $350 non-members. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.


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large assortment of Keys locals — government officials, business owners and executives, and elected servamts — 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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Rotary Foundation grants thousands in relief Upper Keys Rotary President Jill Miranda Baker and Grant Committee Chair Marlo DeMoss present checks to 10 not-for-profit organization representatives to help with post-Irma relief efforts. The organizations were awarded $46,500 in grants. The Upper Keys Rotary Foundation raised this money from individuals, fellow Rotary clubs and family foundations. CONTRIBUTED

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KEYS SCHOOLS

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TWO FILE FOR SCHOOL SEATS

John Dick challenged in District 4

Woltanski’s other concerns are retaining 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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ue Woltanski, an Upper Keys education advocate, filed papers to run for the District 5 school board 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 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.

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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 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, Tokyo, 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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Karen Holmes (representing her husband J.C. Holmes) left, Omani Diaz, Jason Richards, John Ribble, Eric Billips, and Anais Diaz celebrate their hard work at the beach luau. KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly

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t the annual Beach Luau on Feb. 10 at Founders Park beach, Executive Director of the Good Health Clinic, Kate Banick, announced Florida Keys Electric Cooperative’s Jason Richards as the winner of the seventh annual Big Kahuna contest. To raise money Richards hosted a corn hole tournament at Islamorada Beer Company that had

more than 120 people turn out. With the help of more than 15 sponsors, donations from all around, and a golf cart raffle, Richards raised $14,135. Collectively, the six kahuna contestants raise $38,000. Including the luau, the Good Health Clinic was successful in raising approximately $54,000 for the clinic. — Weekly Staff report


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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three stories tracking the progress of young local entrepreneurs leading up to the Brainery’s Keys Kids Business Faire on Saturday, March 24. Further stories will appear in editions of March 2 and March 16.

BUSINESS MINDED Event will award $2,000 to young entrepreneurs GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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ocal education company The Brainery is giving away $2,000 in scholarship prizes to budding entrepreneurs in its first-ever Keys Kids Business Faire. More than 25 students have already shown interest. Set for March 24, the competition will allow kids, age 7 to 17, to showcase their product, service or business model to the public. Island Christian School has partnered with the Brainery to host the event in its gymnasium. Registration is $75, of which $25 will go back to the child in the form of a new college savings plan. The first place prize is valued at $1,500 in scholarship money;

second is $1,000, and third place is $500. “We want to encourage parents and students to begin thinking about their future and planning financially,” said Brainery co-founder Lizz Smoak. With Nancy Hull, Smoak started the educational company to provide enrichment courses to students. Its summer STEM camps allowed local kids to experience careers they normally wouldn’t get a chance to learn about until later in life. The weeklong classes introduced kids to digital arts, theater, culinary, veterinarian sciences and engineering. “We received a lot of feedback from schools and parents to do more of those types of events throughout the year,” she said. “We both have a passion for entrepreneurship, and our kids are demonstrating that as well, so we wanted to bring the idea of a kid’s business fair to the Keys.” The business fair has attracted the attention of surrounding schools and teachers, like Stanley Switlik Elemen-

tary teacher Merlou Robinson. Robinson’s third-, fourth-, and fifthgrade enrichment classes have begun a similar entrepreneurship project to design and create a first business. Students’ products or services will be showcased at the marketplace event planned in conjunction with the project. Students will track their profits and losses in the school’s student currency, Dolphin Dollars. With the project’s completion planned before the fair, Robinson is encouraging students to participate. “We’ve been working on it a few days so far and are going to have our own business fair at Stanley Switlik. Hopefully some of the groups will go on to the (Brainery’s) fair,” said Robinson. “We are trying to brainstorm ideas with a range of startup costs.” Among the ideas so far are framed inspirational quotes, beaded bracelets, a root beer float startup, stress balls, and at least one upcycling project. Local businesses are encouraged to consider sponsoring an entrepreneur leading up to the fair. With a seeming lack of internship and journeyman programs in the area, Smoak said, businesses can help groom the next generation of business owners by sponsoring a kid.

“Business owners generally raise entrepreneurs,” said Smoak. “There is a sense of grit behind generational entrepreneurism, and for our kids to return to the Keys and be successful they often have to come back as business owners.” Each participating entrepreneur is given product concept workbooks to help organize and flesh out the most marketable ideas. To help young entrepreneurs throughout the process, the Brainery is also offering a series of free workshops leading up to fair. The first workshop on Feb. 10 focused on product development. The two-hour course taught young entrepreneurs about the importance of creating multiple drafts of an idea, the role that failure has in creation, and how to plan for a product’s shortcomings. The workshop also covered the concept of testimonials and how necessity often leads to invention. Entrepreneurs like Treasure Village Montessori second grader Sophia Allen used the course as a way to develop clear goals for her product. Inspired in part by a documentary she saw on Netflix, Allen decided to produce “hair sunscreen.” “My three goals by the end of year are to make $500 in revenue, sell my product online, and be at the business fair,” said Allen. The next workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Islamorada public library and will discuss packaging and pricing. A branding and marketing workshop is in the planning stages. Robinson and the Brainery are also looking into holding a workshop at Stanley Switlik. The Weekly will continue to follow the young entrepreneurs on their path to the fair. For questions and sponsorship call 305-394-5950 or email info@ brainerykids.com.

Clockwise from top left: Brainery co-founders Nancy Hull, left, and Lizz Smoak talk to students about the importance of learning from failure. GABRIEL SANCHEZ/ Keys Weekly Sophia Allen is planning the launch of her hair sunscreen. She plans on using natural and essential oils and will ty to make her product available online. Kids from the product development workshop leave with a better understanding of how to launch their ideas. Jessica takes notes on testimonials.


KEYS BOOKS

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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.”

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 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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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-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.

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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / FEBRUARY 16, 2018 The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Island Christian 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 Island Christian School for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Eagles Pride.” What organizations and activities are you involved with at ICS and why are they important to you? I’m involved with volleyball, basketball, softball and INC club this year. The sports and club I’m involved in are important because they keep me involved in the school and involved with my friends.

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Which class or teacher has best prepared you for life after high school and why? Mrs. Fox has been my favorite teacher in high school. She has been the one to help me through when I felt down. What advice would you give underclassmen? I would advise the underclassmen to keep your head up because once you are in junior and senior year it goes by so fast. It may feel like forever but once you graduate, you’re a freshman again. What do you hope to be remembered for at ICS? That I made it. What are your plans after high school? College? McDonalds? I’m not sure what I am going to do yet, but I’m excited to find out. If you had to build a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what would you place inside? A varsity jacket, a pencil, maybe a class picture. What three things would you like to accomplish before your 10-year reunion? Travel. Have an honorable job (maybe in criminal justice). Live by a beach that has actual waves. Do you think you will make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? No. I’ve lived here for more than 17 years, and I am ready to spread my wings and experience life. I’m not saying I won’t ever come back but I am definitely ready to live in a new place. Finish this sentence: Living in the Keys has taught me … To have a lot of patience and to find a way to have fun even though I don’t own a boat. You can’t do anything fun without a boat down here.


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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

BIRTHDAY KEGGER

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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844   

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

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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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NEW & REPAIR

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DIRECT: 772-521-8271 FAX: 866-799-3625

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Serving Monroe, Dade & Broward Including Airports & Ports. SUV, Van & Limousine options available Call us for special events.

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Qui�ng Tobacco isn’t easy. Finding help should be. Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools & services to help you get started.

Classes Available: Key West 3401 Northside Drive Marathon 5800 Overseas Hwy, #38 Tavernier 50 Highpoint Road Žr all to Schedule Your Worksite Program www.ahectobacco.com

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No Cost Nico�ne replacement patches, gum and lozenges.* *While supplies last and if medically appropriate.

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CONNECT TO PROTECT

Your dolphin experience will support the only not for profit rescue organization for dolphins and whales in the Florida Keys.

Look for the Mermaid at MM 82 Bayside!

You’re here….so are we! Open for business and looking forward to seeing you. - The Lorelei staff

31 Corrine Place, Key Largo, Fl 33037 • 305-452-4321 • www.dpmmr.org Not For Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization

Breakfast Menu 7 am – 10:45 am 7 Days a Week Lunch & Dinner 11 am – 10 pm 305-664-2692 • www.loreleicabanabar.com

Hilarious!

Comedy Night! MARCH 2ND @ 7PM

Featuring Monique Marvez

200 Morada Way Islamorada Cant find us? Call us (305) 916-5206

$25 TICKETS NOW ON SALE. LIMITED SEATING.

SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER 11AM - 10PM OR LATER, 7 DAYS 82779 OVERSEAS HWY. (305) 664-8400

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SUNDAY 12 – 4 PM

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Gated Property – Call Kathryn at 305-731-9579 for Entry Pool, dockage, gym, club rooms, beach and more! $199,000 MLS#587170

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IN CONCERT FEBRUARY 17-18, 2018

CITY PARK - MARATHON, FL KEYS Saturday Feb. 17th

SPECIAL GUESTS : LAZY BONEZ FIDDLE ROCK

STORMWATCH

Sunday Feb 18th

TICKETS

SPECIAL GUESTS: JOEY BRAVO

ABOVE THE SKYLINE

ONE DAY

$30 ADVANCE $4 0 GATE

TWO DAY

$45

ADVANCE $6 0 GATE

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